CAR CARE NEWS :: APRIL 2015

New Tacoma Blends Power, Versatility in Rugged Compact Pickup

New car

New Tacoma Blends Power, Versatility in Rugged Compact Pickup

Toyota’s venerable Tacoma is back in 2015 staying true to its roots as a rugged compact pickup offering power, versatility and a variety of cab sizes to fit any needs, be they carrying loads on the job site, off-roading or taking the kids to school.

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A letter from Dave Rodgers, Livermore Toyota General Manager

A letter from Dave Rodgers, Livermore Toyota General Manager

Dear Friends,

As a Toyota owner we wanted you to be the first to hear about your new neighbor, Livermore Toyota.

We invite you to drop by for a visit to our beautiful new facility and say “Hello” to the staff. Located on the corner of Highway 580 and North Vasco Road, Livermore Toyota is a full service dealership. We offer great deals on huge inventory of new and pre-owned Toyotas including the redesigned 2014 Rav4 and exceptional 2014 Prius.

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Seasonal service

Avoid Vehicle Breakdown with Semi-Annual Check-Up

Avoid Vehicle Breakdown with Semi-Annual Check-Up

Nobody likes to be caught off-guard, especially with vehicle problems.Getting a multi-point inspection should come well before packing up for that road trip this summer.

“Surveys of our certified technicians show a well-maintained vehicle lasts longer, retains more of its resale value, pollutes less, and gets better mileage than one that’s been neglected — to say nothing of being safer to operate,” said Tony Molla, vice president of communications for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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Car care

Improve Value of Your Vehicle with a Simple Facelift

Improve Value of Your Vehicle with a Simple Facelift

Dents and dings are a scourge for anyone who values their vehicle’s appearance. What can be done to return a vehicle to its original condition and not max out your credit card?

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Accessories

Plug into a Better Understanding of Your Vehicle

Plug into a Better Understanding of Your Vehicle

You can’t get much information by looking at the little yellow “check engine” light on your dashboard. And there’s good reason for that.

The icon represents literally hundreds of potential problems ranging from simple fixes to complete overhauls. Automotive technicians rely on expensive diagnostic tools to root out the problem.

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Seasonal driving

Hitting the Road with Bugs Bunny and Friends

Hitting the Road with Bugs Bunny and Friends

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are hitting the road this year.

The tour is part of an exhibit honoring Chuck Jones, their relatively obscure yet influential and amazingly talented creator.

Jones entertained millions without ever being directly involved in their lives. The artist and writer during the golden age of Warner Bros. cartoons introduced us to beloved characters who quickly became cultural touchstones. His work is the subject of a travelling Smithsonian exhibit crisscrossing the nation the next few years.

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Before you go

Hazard Ahead: Tips for Avoiding Road Debris

Hazard Ahead: Tips for Avoiding Road Debris

Never underestimate the destructive power of an inanimate object in the roadway. A shredded tire--or any large debris--poses significant risks to you and your vehicle.

“Road debris can be damaging to vehicles, especially if it’s kicked up by someone else and becomes airborne,” said Noel Houze, the national secretary for the American Association of State Troopers. “Also, how people react to objects in the roadway can be dangerous.”

Houze suggests maintaining a safe following distance of several car lengths to stay on the lookout for road debris.

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