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5 Tools To Keep On Hand For DIY Car Care

Woman fixing carAs nice as it would be to pay a mechanic or your service department for every single item of work on your car, unless you are a millionaire, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to afford it. Keeping on top of routine repairs and maintenance with San Francisco Toyota helps keep your car in tip-top condition and while avoiding excess repair bills. Of course, it pays to be prepared, so here are five tools that you should keep on hand in the event that you need to a little DIY car care.

Ratchet (socket wrench)

A ratchet is a very handy gadget to have around you for a variety of different auto DIY purposes. A ratchet allows you to rotate or move bolts in one direction, while preventing any movement in the other. You will almost certainly need a ratchet if you want to change a spark plug or replace an oil filter. Read More…

Is Your Vehicle Eligible for ToyotaCare™?

ToyotaCar logoTake advantage of no-cost maintenance, roadside assistance, and more! 

Here at San Francisco Toyota, we love selling new and used Toyota models because we know just how reliable they are. There is no doubt that all Toyotas offer incredible value from safety to long-lasting parts. Our vehicles are still machines, though, which require a little TLC every now and then to stay in the best condition possible. Now, servicing your new Toyota has never been easier than with ToyotaCare™.

ToyotaCare™ is a complimentary service that comes with the lease or purchase of a new Toyota model. Designed to provide peace of mind while on the road, it includes an incredible no-cost maintenance plan that covering normal factory scheduled service.* Included are oil changes, adjustments of vital fluid levels, tire rotations, multi-point inspections, and unmatched peace of mind knowing your Toyota is running at the highest level possible. Read More…

How to Avoid a Holiday Meltdown

Stressed female SantaThe holidays are approaching, and you are making lists, searching for recipes, shopping for gifts, cleaning the good silverware, searching for the star that goes on top of the tree and that hard to find singing dolly your daughter wants. You’re doing these things and a hundred more, just to ensure the holiday is picture perfect.

Expectations are high, and you believe you can meet them all. This costs you dearly, however. The level of stress is also high, and you may find yourself headed for the dreaded holiday meltdown. That makes the holidays a miserable time for you and possibly for those around you. Avoid this disaster and take back the “happy” in “happy holidays with these tips from San Francisco Toyota. Read More…

Nearly 99,000 Take Action with Toyota’s The Hunt and DoSomething.org

2014 Toyota Do Something Hunt WinnerWhen it comes to young people being apathetic, we at San Francisco Toyota don’t believe the rumors. That’s because we’ve seen nearly 99,000 young people make a difference this summer with DoSomething.org and Toyota’s The Hunt.

During the period of August 4-10, DoSomething.org members received a daily challenge supporting one of seven causes. The campaigns were created by DoSomething.org members aged 13-25. Members who participated all seven days were eligible for some outstanding prizes, including one of two $10,000 scholarships and a fully chauffeured concert experience from Toyota.

The first winner is Christopher Norvilus, a 20-year-old student at Wisconsin Lutheran College who did not think he’d be able to return to school before receiving the scholarship. Lauren Fitzgibbon, a 20-year-old student at UCLA who is interested in pursuing video production.

Christopher and Lauren aren’t the only ones who won big. Local communities across the country also benefitted. Here are the results of the campaigns:

  • 8,942 de-stress tips for back-to-school shared with #SuperStressFace
  • 114,974 pieces of trash picked up with Trash Scavenger Hunt
  • 2,569 activity books created for children in hospitals with Patient Playbooks
  • 10,071 young people highlighted ability over disability on social media with We Are Able
  • 68,107 Band-Aids donated to homeless shelters with Band-Aid Brigade
  • 13,544 pet safety flyers distributed with Hot Dogs
  • 5,129 cards made for deployed soldiers with Smiles for Soldiers

San Francisco Toyota thanks all the young people across the country who are helping make the world a better place. Thanks to you, the future looks bright indeed.

Why You Should Schedule a Road Trip Tune-Up

Mechanic with service recordMany drivers believe that there is no need to send their car to a technician unless there is a noticeable problem, but that could be a risky and costly decision to make in the long run. San Francisco Toyota has the main reasons why you should schedule a tune-up prior to a holiday road trip.

Sometimes, you have to spend money to save money — and while a tune-up isn’t free, it will diagnose minor problems before they become major problems. This could range from parts approaching the end of their expected life to car part damage. Regardless of the issue, if there is something wrong with your car, then it is going to need to be fixed in due course. For instance, even if only one part is faulty, then it can eventually cause problems with other parts of your car if you do not resolve the issue immediately. Read More…

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