2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards for Toyota
Toyota vehicles of almost all types are routinely considered among the safest in each of their respective segments in the automotive industry. Vehicle safety rating leader, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just announced its annual list of the safest cars currently for sale right now. In total, Toyota had a mix of six different sedans, hybrids and crossover SUVs named as 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick winners with the newly redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry being named a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The path to taking home all of this coveted hardware started a few years ago when the automaker announced it would make its suite of active safety systems available on every vehicle it produces. Read the rest of this entry »
How do you tie a Christmas tree to a car?
Here is the scene: It’s the beginning of December and Christmas is on everyone’s mind. The next logical step is to get the kids bundled up and head out to find the perfect tree. Let’s say that you found it and managed to cut it down. Now what? What’s the best way to tie a Christmas tree to a car? In all the excitement, you may have had a chance to square this particular circle in your mind. Don’t worry, Heritage Toyota is here to help. Our showroom is filled with all manner of automotive experts and we put together this handy guide to help you out. Read the rest of this entry »
What hurts my car’s resale value?
Dealerships like Heritage Toyota do their level best to make sure that customers have the best possible ownership experience with any car, truck or SUV that rolls off of their lot. But there is one fact of automotive life that is inescapable – depreciation. The simple fact of the matter is that your vehicle will never be worth as much as it is the day you sign the paperwork. However, there is more than a little hope on the horizon. If you’ve been wondering about what is hurting your car’s resale value, Heritage Toyota is here to help. We promise we’ll give you the best deal possible for your trade-in. Here are a few things you can do to help your cause before you walk through the showroom door. Read the rest of this entry »
When do I have to have my headlights turned on in Vermont?
Anyone familiar with the Heritage Toyota Blog may have noticed we offer a lot of tips about safer driving practices as a part of a larger Heritage Toyota safety campaign. Many of these tips and pieces of information are meant to serve as a reminder to all of us on the road. Over time all of develop bad habits and need to be reminded how to be safer behind the wheel. There is no doubt that you’ve noticed that the sun starts to set very early this time of year. It has occurred to us that this would be a good time to remind people about when they need to have their headlights turned on in Vermont as well as some other driving etiquette tips that may be useful. Read the rest of this entry »
Release date for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma
As we all finish the final preparations for whatever we’ll be doing for Thanksgiving, many of the sales team members at Heritage Toyota are thankful that the newest model of the Toyota Tacoma is about ready to arrive. Once the release date for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma finally arrives, current and future Heritage Toyota customers are really in for a new era of midsize pickup truck capability. For the new model year, the 2018 Tacoma joins the rest of the new model class and makes the manufacturer’s suite of active safety systems standard across the entire lineup. Read the rest of this entry »
Canned food drive in South Burlington, VT
With November in full swing, it’s pretty natural for people to start thinking about how great our Thanksgiving dinners are going to be with our families. The dark side of that thought is that there are many people out there who may not be able to put food on the table this year. There is no other way to look at this issue, helping hungry people get something to eat is simply the right thing to do and Heritage Toyota always strives to do the right thing. We have already started a canned food drive in South Burlington, VT with our colleagues over at Heritage Ford to help stock the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Our efforts started on Nov. 1 and will run until the close of business on Nov. 17. Read the rest of this entry »
What colors does the 2018 Toyota Corolla offer?
Fresh off of its 50th anniversary during the last model year, the 2018 Toyota Corolla has arrived in the Heritage Toyota showroom. Considering the large swath of changes made last year, the 2018 versions of the Toyota Corolla remains much the same in terms of performance and efficiency. However, the automaker has chosen to shuffle some standard features around to improve the overall refinement of the most current Corolla. For example, all available trim grades for sale or lease at Heritage Toyota will now have driver and front passenger visor-mounted vanity mirror which is also illuminated. Additionally, XLE and sporty SE trims have a new three-spoke steering wheel with embedded controls to manipulate the audio system, multi-function driver information display and hands-free phone connectivity. Read the rest of this entry »
New IIHS passengers side crash tests
Heritage Toyota is undertaking a safety campaign to better inform our community how they can get the most out of their vehicles, especially if the worst happens. Vehicle safety is a top priority with our manufacturing partner, Toyota. This is already more than just lip service based on how every 2018 Toyota vehicle that has already arrived at the dealership hosts one of two versions of Toyota Safety Sense. Independently, Heritage Toyota has built a special web page to hold several different kinds of safety information. Today, we are taking that commitment to a new place by introducing some new vehicle crash testing procedures introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Read the rest of this entry »
Heritage Toyota winter driving lessons
There is nothing quite like the quiet that follows a fresh snowfall. However, that peace can be quickly interrupted by having to drive through said snow. Driving in the winter presents a set of unique challenges which require rapt attention. Heritage Toyota wants to help people be better drivers as well as safer behind the wheel. Our sales team has gone around the dealership and asked for everyone’s best winter driver tips as well as finding some useful videos that people can watch whenever they would like. In the course of their research, a few points became very clear and we’d like to share them with you. Read the rest of this entry »
2017 Halloween parties and festivals in Vermont
Halloween 2017 is only a few short weeks away. However, a number of Vermont communities are holding Halloween-themed events throughout the month of October. Heritage Toyota wants everyone to have a fun, spooky and safe season, so our sales team put together this list of things that could make for a great day, afternoon or evening out of the house. These events are located all over Vermont and if you need a new Toyota car, truck or SUV to help get you there, Heritage Toyota is more than able to help. We have several 2018 models already in stock and ready for people to take home. Read the rest of this entry »