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Protect Your Vehicle with Genuine Toyota Paint Protection Film

Your car’s paint puts up with a lot. You can keep your vehicle looking better longer by getting Genuine Toyota Paint Protection Film applied at San Francisco Toyota. This accessory protects the paint on the front of your vehicle from chipping, dings, scratches, and other deterioration.

The film is applied by our specially trained installers and is completely clear and colorless. The film’s patterning focuses on the most vulnerable “impact zone” exteriors of the vehicle. An optional front bumper protection kit can be installed. You can even have the Genuine Toyota Paint Protection Film installation included in your overall financing or lease payment.

Interested in learning more? Contact the San Francisco Toyota service department for more information.

The Woman’s Guide to the Dealership: The Service Department

Mechanic with service recordsThe service department can be an intimidating place for both men and women, if it’s an unfamiliar environment. Unfortunately, many women feel that, when they take their car to be serviced, they often worry that they might be ripped off. At San Francisco Toyota, we’ll never charge you more than the maintenance is worth, and you can feel even more confident with a little preparation. Follow this quick guide and you’ll be “in the know” instead of “in the dark” next time you take your car in for service: Read More…

Take Home a New Vehicle at a Great Price with the Vehicle Exchange Program at San Francisco Toyota

Car sale finalizedAt San Francisco Toyota, our goal is to help drivers find the Toyota vehicle that’s right for them. Now it’s easier than ever to trade in your current Toyota and take home a brand-new model. It’s our Vehicle Exchange Program, and it helps us track the best times for customers to trade in their current vehicle and bring home a new Toyota for the same monthly payment or less—with all the benefits of the latest Toyota models. These include technology upgrades, a new warranty, the latest safety features, Toyota’s Entune® App Suite, and ToyotaCare®, among others.

To sweeten the deal, our current factory incentives also apply to your new vehicle purchase. Contact us today to learn how you can trade in your old vehicle for a newer and better model without a large cost increase. If you are excited as we are, we invite you to come browse our new Toyota models and Certified Pre-Owned inventory.

The Woman’s Guide to the Dealership: Your First Visit

Car customer shaking handsPerhaps you’re a woman who doesn’t particularly relish the prospect of visiting a car dealership. If so, you’re not alone. In what is still a very male-dominated environment, women are often put off by the idea of being patronized, or not understanding some of the more technical details about buying a used or new car. However, there’s no reason for any woman to feel nervous about visiting a car dealership, especially at San Francisco Toyota. Calm those first-time nerves with this simple guide to your first visit.

Do some homework first

It’s seldom a good idea to walk straight into a dealership without doing any type of homework, and that goes for any gender. It’s no different than visiting the supermarket, for instance. You need a clear reason for your visit, with a basic shopping list in mind. Do some research online to find out what sort of car you would like to buy. Try to narrow down your choices to a few options, so the dealer doesn’t have to start from scratch. If you have a basic idea of what you want, the dealer will be able to give you more specific advice.

Ask the right questions

Dealers may wrongly assume that, because you are a woman, you are only interested in specific things about the car. Make sure that the dealer knows you mean business by asking questions about the power, reliability, fuel efficiency and any other practical/technical issues that concern you. Like any other buyer, you want to know that you are getting value for money, and that the car is going to be a sensible investment. Set the scene correctly from the beginning, and ask the right questions.

Make sure you are thorough

Don’t let the dealer rush you into a decision. Make it clear that you want all the right information and that you want to take the car for a test drive, too. Don’t feel embarrassed about taking notes, or telling the dealer that you may want to get a second opinion from somebody else.

Get ready to negotiate

Women are just as capable of striking a good deal as men, so make sure you get a good price. Don’t give away your budget right away. Also, conduct a price check online to be well-informed prior to arriving at the dealership.

At San Francisco Toyota, we are proud to offer an exceptional car-buying experience for every customer. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you.


First Look at the Redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry

SF Toyota_2015 CamryOut of the many Toyota models here at San Francisco Toyota, one of the most popular on our lot is the Toyota Camry. One of the most efficient, affordable and safe models we offer, it is a full-bodied representation of Toyota’s goal to create quality vehicles for everyday people. Recently, the all-new 2015 Toyota Camry was revealed at the New York Auto Show. It blew us away with a sportier look and more features that will take Camry enthusiasts to a new level of driving luxury. Keep reading to find out what to expect.

The new Camry has been completely redesigned with new paneling and longer body that gives it a more aggressive stance than ever. The unveiling revealed a bundle of new features including a redesigned center stack, dashboard, LED daytime running headlights, and French stitching on higher-end trims. Drivers will also notice a much quieter cabin, letting you get behind the wheel and into your zone without the clamor of outside noise.

Also available is a wireless charging system for your smartphone, which is located next to the convenient USB and 12V ports. Ideal for those wishing to stay connected while on the road, the redesigned 4.2-inch color screen makes viewing navigation, entertainment and vehicle information easier than ever.

Under the hood, the latest Camry looks quite familiar with a choice of the standard 2.5-liter inline-four engine or the available 3.5-liter V6 engine, both sporting a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. Hybrid models will offer a 2.5-liter I-4 engine coupled with an electric motor and CVT.

The Camry’s performance has also been upgraded with enhanced electric power steering. This gives a more responsive and centered driving experience than previous models. There will also be a brand-new trim available above the SE model: the XSE. The sportiest Camry ever designed, this brand-new trim offers coil springs, one-of-a-kind shock absorbers, sportier steering, and stylish 18-inch rims.

The latest model is easily the most stunning Camry to date. Visit the San Francisco Toyota Facebook page to let us know what you think!


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