Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Is Your Lease Ending? Here's What's Next

Toyota cars are some of the best-selling in the world. Indeed, the Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla routinely rank at or near the top of global sales figures. But those sales numbers make it easy to forget another important fact: every year, about a third of the cars leaving a Toyota dealership lot are going to lessees. If you hold the lease on a Toyota car, truck, van, or SUV, Keyes Toyota can help make the end of the lease process easier.

Keep the following timeline in mind if you're nearing the end of your Toyota lease.

90 Days Before Lease Ends

Will you buy out your current lease, lease another vehicle, or purchase another Toyota vehicle entirely? This is the right time to start thinking over that question. It's also about the time you'll hear from Toyota Financial Services.

60 Days Before Lease Ends

At the end of your lease, you may be charged for excessive wear and tear. This is a good time to bring your Toyota vehicle to the dealership for an assessment so there aren't any surprises later.

30 Days Before Lease Ends

Crunch time. The last thirty days are when you'll want to make any needed repairs, contact Keyes Toyota about a return date for your leased vehicle, return it, and work out any remaining financial obligations that go with the end of your lease (and the start of the next one, if applicable).

There are a few things to remember during this time:
  •          Loyalty incentives are available through Toyota Financial Services, often in addition to seasonal promotions and dealership incentives. We like having you as a customer, and we'd like to keep you around!
  •         Remember that you're not on your own. Your Toyota dealer near Los Angeles is here to help, whether it's answering your questions, helping you find your next new Toyota car, or figuring out financing.

·         Finally, don't forget that the service and Toyota finance departments are always at your disposal, whether you've leased or purchased through us, or bought your Toyota vehicle elsewhere. Visit us at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Birthday, Toyota Corolla!

The Toyota Motor Company celebrates two major milestones in 2017. The first of these is the 80th anniversary of its founding, which came in August, 1937. The second is the 50th anniversary of the Toyota Corolla. To put the latter anniversary in perspective, 75% of the world's population has never known a world without the Toyota Corolla (lucky them). Needless to say, at Keyes Toyota we're proud to play our own small part in that history.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla arrived at your Van Nuys Toyota dealership suitably "dressed" for the occasion. Not only is it redesigned, it also comes in a limited edition (only 8,000 built) in custom Black Cherry Pearl. Opt for the top XLE trim for a 7-inch touchscreen, Toyota Entune with navigation, keyless entry and start, heated front seats, and a power sunroof.

Other trims offer their own particular perks, from the fuel economy of the LE Eco to the manual transmission and sporty performance of the SE trim. There are so many choices you're sure to find one you love!

The Toyota Corolla is also one of the safest cars in its class. If you do something for half a century, you're bound to do that thing well, and the automaker has Toyota Corolla safety down to a science. With strong uni-body construction, Toyota STAR Safety System, and Toyota TSS-P active safety features standard on all trims, it's no surprise that the car earns a five-star NHTSA safety rating and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

Whether you're looking for your first car or you've lost track of how many new and pre-owned Toyota cars you've bought over the years, it's time to (re-)discover the charms of the Toyota Corolla. Visit Keyes Toyota today at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA to celebrate with us!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Best Tech in Toyota Cars

The Toyota Motor Corporation is responsible for delivering some of the most reliable cars, packed with some of the most innovative technology, in recent years. Your Toyota dealership near Hollywood, in turn, has a hand in getting those cars and that technology into the hands of the thousands of drivers we’ve served over the years.

Because there are so many features available among so many models and trims, explaining all of it would take days of our time (and yours). Instead, we’ll focus on a few features that are particular favorites of the Keyes Toyota staff.

Qi Wireless Charging

Wires can be an unsightly distraction. Qi Wireless Charging, available in the upper trims of Toyota hybrid cars, eliminates the wires in favor of a wireless charging mat in the center console that charges your smartphone quickly.

Active Safety Features

The Toyota STAR and Toyota TSS safety systems — the former standard on all vehicles, the latter standard on new Toyota cars starting in 2018 — give you unrivaled peace of mind. The systems encompass technologies like lane departure alert, blind spot detection, backup cameras, and dynamic cruise control. There’s no substitute for defensive driving, but these systems make your Toyota vehicle an active partner in ensuring your safety.

Toyota Entune

Toyota Entune is a proprietary infotainment system that uses voice and touch inputs to control your Android or Apple smartphone, as well as putting a wide range of third-party applications at your fingertips. Real-time traffic and navigation, Pandora streaming audio, satellite radio, and more are all available through a high-resolution head unit that keeps everything in easy reach.

Not all features are available on all models or trims. Your Toyota dealership by Northridge will have more details, and answers to any questions you might have about getting the most out of all this technology. To find out more, or to take a test drive, visit Keyes Toyota today at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Toyota Semi Truck Coming?

New Toyota trucks are one of the industry’s best-kept secrets. The Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra are capable on and off-road, just as capable of handling heavy work as they are a fun weekend away. There’s a new Toyota truck on the road ahead that you won’t find at Keyes Toyota, but that’s already revolutionizing trucking around Los Angeles.

The new Toyota truck isn’t a pickup. It’s a semi currently in testing in Port Los Angeles. It combines the lessons learned from Toyota pickup trucks with the same fuel cell vehicle technology that underpins the Toyota Mirai FCV. In short, the Toyota Motor Corporation is betting big on big rigs.

The test program, called Project Portal, aims to eventually replace the hundreds of high-pollution drayage trucks currently used at the port with FCVs. They don’t sacrifice power, but they’re quieter, cleaner, and more efficient.

Given that we already have Toyota trucks, forklifts, and other industrial-grade machinery (some of it through the company’s heavy industry subsidiaries like Hino), this is less of a stretch than it seems on the surface. Once the technology has proven itself, it’ll go from in-port intermodal transportation to wider use on the roads around Los Angeles and across the United States.

You may not be shopping for a semi, but you should welcome this news anyway. Why? Because even the technology in a Toyota vehicle you don’t own will make its way to consumers at your Los Angeles-area Toyota dealership, and then be copied by other manufacturers, eventually. In the meantime, why not see the best the company has to offer right now? Visit Keyes Toyota at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA today.