Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

2023 Toyota Highlander parked in a city road

Watch How to Operate the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hands-Free Liftgate!

2023 Toyota Highlander’s Hands-Free Liftgate Usage Guide 

Convenience is one of the many factors Toyota focuses on. The brand strives to offer the best features to its customers. One of these new features is the hands-free power rear liftgate. This feature is available in almost all the latest Toyota models. Don’t know how this feature works? Well, our team Lexington Toyota has found an official video that describes the same.  

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Importance of Car Maintenance Before Going on a Long Road Trip

Where Can I Get Maintenance Services Before Going on a Road Trip Near Lexington, MA? 

Going on a road trip should be the most memorable and fun experience, but the opposite can happen if your car breaks down. While it’s obvious that a vehicle needs to be maintained on a routine basis, it’s also important to consider maintenance services a few days before a road trip. There is a simple logic behind it, the vehicle’s engine has to be in top condition. Otherwise, the car might not be able to handle the bumps and potholes on the road. It might also malfunction, which can be costly, to say the least. Are you in search of a good dealership for your vehicle’s repair and maintenance services? Lexington Toyota in Lexington, MA, is here to help you out. Read ahead to know more!  

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Toyota+Alexa app offers a new level of connectivity possibilities

2021 Toyota+Alexa App Setup Guide 

Not many automakers have been as committed to offering their customers access to as much advanced technology as Toyota. Some of the standard technology features found with most 2020, 2021, and presumably 2022 Toyota vehicles will include smartphone-compatible infotainment systems with broad access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications, a high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot, and, of course, compatibility with Amazon Alexa. Our team has come to love using this feature in their personal vehicles and thought it would be helpful to provide a 2021 Toyota+Alexa setup guide for Apple iOS and Android users. Let’s see what they came up with.  Read the rest of this entry >>

The touchscreen available in a Toyota vehicle.

Smartphone-integration won’t cost you extra in Toyota vehicles

Does Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ cost extra in Toyota cars? 

Over the last couple of model years, almost the entire new Toyota vehicle lineup has gone through a technological revolution. Most 2020, 2021 and coming 2022 Toyota models will be outfitted with the latest connectivity technology, including smartphone integration and a high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot. Even though these features have been around for a while, the team of product experts still gets a lot of questions from customers asking, ‘Does Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ cost extra in Toyota cars?’ Unlike many rival automakers, Toyota includes access to these applications across the entire lineup of most available vehicles. Other companies will make buyers choose higher trim grades or purchase premium technology packages to make this technology available. Let’s take a look at a few things.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Have you picked out a place to eat for Mother’s Day this year?

Mother’s Day Restaurants with Outdoor Seating near Lexington, MA 

We are less than a month away from Mother’s Day 2021 (May 9). Hopefully, your family is in a position to celebrate it in person after a year where we had to do so many things via the internet. In honor of things starting to get better and more people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations, our team wanted to share a few options for Mother’s Day restaurants with outdoor seating near Lexington, MA. We made these inclusions to our list to ensure as many different tastes are included as possible and to encourage you to visit a place for the first time, while still being as safe as possible while eating out – weather permittingLet’s take a closer look at what our team came up with.  Read the rest of this entry >>

An overhead look inside the driver's cockpit of the 2021 Toyota Corolla.

Make your Toyota vehicle perform how you want it to perform

What do the Toyota Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes do? 

Toyota does its level best to design vehicles that will meet the needs of as many potential buyers as reasonably possible. One element that appears in every Toyota vehicle for sale or lease at the Lexington Toyota showroom is a dynamic and engaging handling profile. Sure, the Toyota Corolla is built to be affordable and efficient, but that doesn’t mean it destined to be boring. Over the years, the automaker’s engineering team has developed an innovative way to let drivers pick the kind of experience they want to have while they’re behind the wheel with different driving modes. So, what do the Toyota Normal, Sport and Eco driving modes do? Let’s take a closer look at this system and how it can make your daily commute what you want it to be.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Learn to use the Toyota tire repair kit before you need it

How do you use the Toyota tire repair kit? 

In addition to Toyota vehicles being efficient and reliable, as well as well-equipped, the automaker really goes out of its way to make its vehicles as convenient as possible to use. One of the quietly emerging trends in the automotive industry is to do away with spare tires that take up valuable cargo space and add unnecessary weight, which hampers performance and efficiency. Toyota has replaced the old donut spare with a largely self-contained repair kit. So, how do you use the Toyota tire repair kit? Our manufacturing partner produced a very handy video, which is embedded below. A few of the product experts working at the Lexington Toyota showroom wanted to share it with you as well as few important tips.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the dashboard in the 2021 Toyota RAV4.

Lexington Toyota introduces customers to new technology available in several models

Toyota Navigation and Smartphone App How-To Videos 

The ability to utilize several different kinds of technology and devices is a centerpiece of almost every new Toyota vehicle available at the Lexington Toyota showroom. These new Toyota navigation and smartphone app how-to videos will help the owners of new Toyota vehicles how to get started using two of the most exciting applications available, Waze crowd-sourced navigation and the Android Auto™ suite. The former utilizes input from other users in the area to give one of the most accurate traffic pictures available. Android Auto™ will give the users of Android phones access to almost every single one of the favorite applications. If you need more help, or you would like to see a live demonstration of these technologies, make an appointment with a Lexington Toyota product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A stock photo of oil being poured into an engine.

How bad could skipping oil changes really be? Bad. Very bad.

What happens if I don’t change my oil? 

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it millions of times: The best way to keep your vehicle in peak condition is to keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance. At the top of that list is getting the oil changed, on time, every time. It would really surprise a lot of people to find out how many times someone in our service department gets asked, ‘What happens if I don’t change my oil?’ This is as terrifying of a question as there is in the automotive industry. Basically, a vehicle that doesn’t get regular oil changes will eventually cease to work. The engine will literally explode to some degree and the driver will be stranded on the side of the road. Let’s take a closer look at a few other things that you should know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the Toyota badge on a Toyota vehicle.

Put the power of Toyota in the palm of your hand

What does the Toyota app do? 

The intersection of Toyota vehicles and connectivity technology has been nothing short of a total game-changer. Things started to change rapidly when access to the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications became standard equipment on most of the automaker’s models. All of that connectivity is great, but Toyota has gone more than a bit further by making its own technology available to vehicle owners. So, what does the Toyota app do? Basically, the Toyota app (available on Android and iOS) puts the automaker’s entire world into the palm of an owner’s hand. Using a single application, people will be able to perform several functions including access to their vehicle’s owner’s manual, find the closest Toyota dealer and obtain 24/7 roadside assistance. Let’s take a closer look at a few more things you might want to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>