In the market for a used car this August? Now is the perfect time to pick up a used model from Heritage Toyota for any students in high school or going off to college. If you’re shopping around for an affordable used car in the Saint Alban area, you should stop by Heritage Toyota now during our used car sale in August 2017! Read the rest of this entry
One of our favorite uses for a vehicle like the Toyota RAV4 or the all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR is using them to get somewhere fun or exciting. We love the outdoors and highly recommend checking out the various Vermont State Parks. That’s why, throughout June, we will be offering a pass that is good for 10 visits to any of the 57 total Vermont State Parks for all customers who purchase a new or used vehicle! Read the rest of this entry
If you’re attending or recently graduated from one of Vermont’s fine colleges — such as the University of Vermont, Champlain College, Saint Michael’s College or others — you might be looking for a new car to reliably get you to work. Thankfully, we think we can help! At Heritage Toyota, we offer a wide variety of discounts and deals — including a Toyota College Rebate! Read the rest of this entry
Looking to take advantage of some sales this Presidents’ Day? In the market for a new car? We’ve got just what you need! Stop by Heritage Toyota to see our new car specials for our Toyota Presidents’ Day 2017 Sale in Saint Albans VT. Read the rest of this entry
Are you in the market for a new used vehicle? Toyota certified used vehicles make great new vehicles and with the Toyota name you can guarantee that your pre-owned vehicle is in the best condition possible. At Heritage Toyota, we understand that not everyone can or wants to purchase a brand new vehicle and that is why we offer a great inventory of pre-owned Toyotas, from the Camry, Corolla, Prius, RAV4, Sienna and more. Come in to Heritage Toyota to see our Toyota certified used vehicles in Burlington, VT. Read the rest of this entry
H-Team Members at Heritage Automotive Group go into detail on the differences between all-season tires and winter tires and what you can get away with in Vermont.
The month of September is officially ‘Septembeard’ at Heritage Ford and Toyota Scion. If you see a bunch off scruffy guys in the showrooms, or service and parts departments, do not be alarmed; our staff has combined their beard-growing powers and started a team to contribute to Septembeard, an organization dedicated to eradicating prostate cancer, with the help of a little facial hair.
It’s simple: beginning on the last day of August (or the first day of September), our participating beard growers shave clean, and won’t shave again for the whole month of September (except to keep it tidy!). But growing an awesome beard is only half the battle – while the beard growers are busy…well, growing – our friends and family, our non-beard-growing co-workers and even you can sponsor our beards and donate some of your spare pocket change to the cause, and help end prostate cancer.
When you donate, you’ll have a choice of six world-renowned cancer clinics to donate money to, including, UCSF, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson and Northwestern University. All funds donated are given directly to the foundations, eliminating any additional fees, and putting your donations right into the hands of the cancer research world’s best and brightest, bringing them one step closer to curing prostate cancer.
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When you buy any new Toyota vehicle, you receive ToyotaCare – a 2 year, 25,000 mile no-cost maintenance plan. Take a look at the video above to learn more about ToyotaCare.
Most new Toyota vehicles, model year 2003 and newer, come equipped with a tire pressure warning light that turns on when it senses a change in tire pressure. Tire pressures are most likely to fluctuate with rapid and drastic temperature changes, which in Vermont, tend to fall around the seasonal changes.
The TPMS, Toyota’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System, is installed on the valves of your tires and is designed to provide a low pressure warning for all five (that’s right, five) tires on your vehicle. The most common trigger for the warning light is low pressure in the vehicle’s spare tire. Most customers are unaware that their spare tire also comes equipped with a tire pressure monitor, and the TPMS is only installed on full-sized spares, not donut spares. The light may also turn on when a tire is punctured, warning you of a flat before it happens.
If you’ve checked all five tires and they’re all correctly inflated and there are no puncture marks, it is possible that your TPMS is damaged and/or malfunctioning. A damaged TPMS can be caused by improper inflation or damage during a tire mount and balance, most often when it is performed by a technician who is unfamiliar with the system. If you feel this is the case, make sure to call or stop by Heritage Toyota Scion and our staff will gladly diagnose the problem for you and if necessary replace the faulty sensors.
Performing regular maintenance on your vehicle is one of the easiest ways to keep your vehicle in peak condition, maintain its long-term health, and help you get the most out of your investment. One of the most important parts of regular maintenance is the oil change.
Why are regular oil changes important?
Oil is one of the most important, but underappreciated components of your vehicle’s overall health. Your vehicle’s engine has hundreds of constantly moving parts, many of which are rubbing against one another causing extreme heat. As the oil travels through your engine, it cools and lubricates these parts, helping your engine run at maximum efficiency.
Having a regular oil change schedule is important because of the constant temperature fluctuations your engine faces everyday. As your oil ages it allows dust and debris to make their way into your engine and contaminate your oil, making it less effective.
How often should I change my oil?
Most manufacturers recommend that you get an oil change every 5,000 miles; but many newer model vehicles come with advanced synthetic oil that can last up to 10,000 miles between changes. Check your owner’s manual to find out more about your recommended maintenance schedule.
New England’s wide range of temperatures throughout the year also put added strain on both your engine and your oil. Even in warm weather, during a short commute your engine may not warm up all the way, which can affect the life of your oil in the long term.
Need to know if your oil needs changing? Get a lesson on checking your engine fluids from the H-Team: