Blog

Why Does My Gas Mileage Stink in the Winter?

poor winter-gas-mileageAs if we really needed another reason to hate winter.

Those of us living in northern climes have already started to notice the seasonal decline in fuel economy, even with careful attention to sagging tire pressure (probably the best known effect of the mercury's slide).

Yet, despite diligent all-around maintenance and continued careful driving, cold weather fuel consumption can be dramatically worse than in warm temperatures.

How much worse?

Have a gander at these calculations for a hybrid at 60 MPH in varying ambient temperatures:

Read More
Categories:

Maplewood Toyota Celebrates Earth Day

Following in Toyota's footsteps, Maplewood Toyota is taking initiative to lessen our landfill output.

Toyota has long been a leader in the manufacturing community regarding their footprint and Maplewood Toyota will endeavor to do our part. We are connecting with BizRecycling, a St. Croix county resource for Recycling and Energy.  After a consultation, Maplewood Toyota is going to be taking steps outlined by BizRecycling to be much more environmentally respectful. In the coming months…

Read More
Categories:

Does Toyota Make an Electric Car?

All-Electric-Car-batteryWell, according to Gerald Killmann, Toyota's vice president of research and development for Europe, Toyota is able to make batteries for either 1,500,000 hybrid vehicles, or 28,000 All-Electric Vehicles (EVs). In addition, 1.5 million hybrid vehicles reduces carbon emissions by a third more than 28,000 EVs.

Toyota being a very environmentally-conscious company, has stayed the course with Hybrid vehicles in order to make the largest positive impact it can…

Read More
Categories:

Toyota Land Cruiser: Benchmark, Icon, Legend

The name Land Cruiser has been around since 1954, and is synonymous with off-road prowess.  The initials FJ make enthusiast's eyes get misty, and create a longing for a vehicle from long-ago.

The history and heritage of the Land Cruiser is irrefutable.  It was the first vehicle to climb the 6th stage of Mount Fuji.  The 40 series introduced in 1960, has become one of the most sought after and restored classic vehicles.  It…

Read More
Categories:

What is the Best Hybrid Car?

The people spoke – and Toyota listened. They did more than listen, they acted. The 2019 All-Wheel-Drive Prius Hybrid car is here!

Toyota Prius AWD is the most fuel efficient of Toyota vehicles and on its way to becoming a best hybrid car with a rating of 52 hwy, 48 city and 50 combined miles per gallon. 50 mpg AND All-Wheel Drive? You can’t beat that.

Toyota's all-new AWD-e system is a revolutionary magnet-less…

Read More
Categories:

This President’s Day Make Your Money Happy

Toyota-Presidents-Day-SaleThis President’s day make your money happy with the smart choice; a new Toyota from Maplewood Toyota.  I cannot tell a lie, Maplewood Toyota has a great selection of over 1200 cars to choose from.

Experience the freedom that comes with the new 2019 RAV4. Torque-vectoring All-Wheel-Drive puts the traction where you need it, even helping you corner on dry pavement.  The 3,500# towing capacity gets your toys where you want to play…

Read More
Categories:

Apple CarPlay® Now Part of Toyota Entune™ 3.0

Toyota-Entune-3-Apple-Car-PlayApple CarPlay® is a new addition to the Toyota technology lineup and is exclusive to Toyota models that are equipped with the latest variation of Toyota Entune™ 3.0. Currently, the following vehicles provide access to Toyota Entune™ 3.0:

Apple CarPlay uses the car's built in display and shows many familiar applications and content from your connected iPhone like, Phone, Music, Apple Maps, Messages, Podcasts and even third party navigation apps. Popular Apple CarPlay apps that you will have access to include:

Read More
Categories:

Should You Let Your Car Warm Up In The Winter?

extreme-cold-weather-vehicle-referenceShould you let your car warm up in the extreme cold weather of Minneapolis Minnesota?

Well, yes and no. If you have a modern fuel-injected engine (i.e. Camry, Highlander, 4Runner, etc.) and the temperature is very cold (think below zero) it would be wise to let the car run for a minute or two before driving off. Allowing the oil to move around a bit is a good idea when it is cold. It will also be a…

Read More
Categories:

Take Action Against Distraction

Alright Minneapolis, it’s time to Take Action Against Distraction!

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in our country, and it is completely preventable. In 2018, distracted driving accounted for approximately 25% of motor vehicle crashes and over 58% in teen driver crashes. Every single driver on the road can personally take action to be less distracted while on the road. This is the first step in minimizing the effects of this rampant scourge of the roads…

Read More
Categories:

Car Wax, Glaze or Paint Sealant. What Paint Protection is Best?

toyota-paint-protectionA lot of people here in Minneapolis, MN like to wax their car to give it a nice shine and protect it from the winter elements.  With clear coat on new cars, Sunday afternoon car waxing may not be necessary.  Let's take a look at the differences between Wax, Glaze and Paint Sealant.WAX - Waxes are liquids or pastes that contain natural carnauba wax as the main ingredient. They usually create a wetter, glossier look to the shine and are usually easier to apply than paint sealants due to their greater oil content. The downside to using wax is…
Read More
Categories:
;
;
; ;