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Toyota Family Learning Programs Celebrate National Family Literacy Month®

toyota family literacy monthToyota is committed to giving back year-round, but the holiday season is an especially appropriate time to recognize its efforts. This month, 10 Toyota Family Learning programs partnered with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) to celebrate National Family Literacy Month®.

This project spotlights the immense influence families have on a child’s education, future success, and well-being with events across the country. Here are some details from San Francisco Toyota on how Toyota is helping bring these programs to families. Read More…

How to Find 15 Extra Minutes in Your Day for Yourself

Businessman with clockAt San Francisco Toyota, we know what it’s like to get busy. But if you want to find extra time for yourself, you’ll have to become more organized throughout the day. You’ll also have to make an honest assessment about where your time is going. Once you take the time to evaluate your free time and organize your schedule, you may be surprised at how easy it is to find 15 extra minutes for yourself each day.

Where Does the Time Go?

It’s hard to organize your day when you aren’t sure where your time is going. Before you try to create a daily schedule, start by observing what you are already doing. Use a smartphone app, a day planner, or even a simple piece of paper to start jotting down your actions over the course of your noraml routine. Keep an eye on the time and make a brief note whenever you start a new task. By the end of a few days, you are likely to see some places where your time might be better spent. Read More…

Toyota to Display 14 Custom Vehicles at SEMA November 3-6

toyota ultimate utility vehicle expeditionThe Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is one of the premier showcases for the industry’s most unique vehicles. This year, Toyota will be showcasing an impressive 14 custom vehicles exemplifying the brand’s passion for driving pleasure in every kind of Toyota. San Francisco Toyota has the scoop on the Ever-Better Expedition, motorsport, and classic vehicles that will be on display, as well as the celebrities who will be making an appearance.

The Toyota LC 200 is Australia’s version of the Land Cruiser and the global torch bearer of the Ever-Better Expedition. The Ever-Better Expedition is a driving project spanning 5 continents, in which Toyota engineers drive through some of the planet’s most extreme environments.

The Ultimate Utility Vehicle (UUV) will also be at the Toyota Booth from the Ever-Better Expedition. The UUV is a Sienna with the chassis of a Tacoma pickup and a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) supercharger. To further ensure this vehicle is ready for everything, it has been given 22×12-inch Monster Energy off-road wheels and Heim steering. Read More…

How to Write a Great Thank You Note

thank you noteThere are times when an email will suffice, but for some occasions, a handwritten thank you note is more appropriate. Although thank you notes are something that most people do not write everyday, there is a simple art to writing a thoughtful message that will be appreciated by the recipient. Get started with these tips from San Francisco Toyota.

When to Send a Thank You Note

In general, you should send a thank you note whenever you receive a gift. This includes gifts for weddings, showers, graduations and birthdays, as well as get-well gifts or other presents you receive. Thank you notes should also be sent to anyone who sends condolence cards, flowers or donations. Read More…

2016 Toyota Highlander and Sienna Voted ‘Top Ten Family-Friendly Kid-Haulers’

Toyota HighlanderTwo Toyota vehicles have been recognized by CarGurus as part of their ‘Top Ten Family-Friendly Kid-Haulers’ list—the Toyota Highlander and the Toyota Sienna. Families spend a lot of time in their vehicles, hauling kids back and forth to school, running to sports and other activities, and taking family road trips. It makes sense that they should have a vehicle that comfortably moves them and their stuff.

CarGurus rated new vehicles on a number of key attributes and singled out those they found to be spacious, comfortable, and most importantly, safe. “To eliminate guesswork for shoppers, we’ve identified the vehicles that best meet these specific criteria and also offer bonus features that will make time spent shuttling the kids a little more pleasant,” said Steve Halloran, Chief Editor at CarGurus. Read More…


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