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Setting Smart Rules for Your Teenage Driver

teen fastening seat beltParental fears spike the moment their child becomes a licensed driver. First, parents fear the extra cost of another car and driver on their auto insurance policies. Soon, parents fear for the safety of their young driver. Parents of teenage drivers have much to worry about, but they can take steps to protect their young drivers with these smart rules from San Francisco Toyota.

Zero tolerance for tickets

Teens often fail to understand the significance of a ticket. Parents should teach them that tickets are more than a simple fine. Parents who add their teen driver to their existing policies have already seen their insurance bill go through the roof. A young driver with a ticket could make insurance unaffordable, jeopardizing the survival of the entire family. The first smart rule for your teenage driver is one that permanently revokes driving privileges in the event the teen gets a ticket (no questions asked). Continue Reading →

Will Toyota Finally Offer a 2.0-Liter Turbo Tacoma?

2016 toyota tacoma familyToyota enthusiasts who have long been hoping for a 2-liter turbo Tacoma now have a clearer vision of what this might look like. The turbocharged 2.0-liter V4 engine currently used in the 2015 Lexus NX 200t crossover is the ideal fit for this mythical model. Continue Reading →

Ask San Francisco Toyota: How Does Braking and Accelerating Affect Performance & Gas Mileage?

out of gas gaugeFight back against high fuel prices by changing your driving habits. You pay in many ways for the way you accelerate and brake your car. You, like many people, have a lot of pressure on your time. Frustrating demands from work, school, appointments, jobs, meals, and even vacations might cause you to vigorously and aggressively navigate highways and local roads as you race the clock.

This type of driving takes a toll on your nerves and your safety. Reckless acceleration can create conditions ripe for crashes and expensive repair bills, insurance claims, traffic citations, and high fuel costs. Here’s an overview of how your driving habits could be affecting your wallet from San Francisco Toyota. Continue Reading →

Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Winners Announced

2015-ECS-Toyota-Fellowship-SurendranathThe Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship winners have been selected! Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Professor David Go, University of Notre Dame, have been selected to receive $50,000 in grants to conduct the green technology-based research outlined in their proposals.

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) teamed up to launch the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship about six months ago. The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage young researchers to look into green energy technology that can be applied to the auto industry. Over 100 young individuals sent in proposals. Continue Reading →

Toyota Helps Veteran Open Spinal Cord Rehab Center

Toyota Spinal Rehab CenterWith help from Toyota, Romy Camargo and his wife Gaby have opened Stay In Step, a spinal-cord injury rehabilitation and recovery center designed to help paraplegics and quadriplegics from across the country. The project is especially close for the Camargos: Romy himself is paralyzed from the shoulders down, a result of a sniper’s bullet on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. Continue Reading →

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