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Is it Time to Change Your Toyota's Oil?

"Change your vehicle's oil regularly" is one of those things that you've likely heard over and over again, probably before you even started driving. It's one of those essential bits of regular maintenance that all vehicles need and some drivers have a habit of ignoring, but what does changing your Toyota model's oil actually do? Why is it important?

Benefits of Regular Oil Changes

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Elevate Your San Rafael Adventures in the All-New Toyota C-HR

Here at Toyota Marin, our team is pleased to introduce you to your favorite new car: the first-ever Toyota C-HR! The bold new subcompact vehicle offers maximum style and versatility for your morning commute. Don’t let the small exterior design fool you – this car comes built with comfort and safety in mind. Let’s take a look at key model features of the 2018 Toyota C-HR:
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) package
  • 144-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine comes standard
  • 36.4 cubic feet of cargo space with back seats folded
  • Standard Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
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Compare the 2017 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Toyota Camry for Your San Rafael Excursions

The Toyota Camry continues to enjoy success as a reliable and stylish sedan for San Rafael families on-the-go. Whether you choose the 2017 Camry or upgrade to the new 2018 Camry model, you can expect miles of reliability and convenience. While the models share some things in common, the Toyota sedan recently received a much-needed refresh. Let’s quickly go over several of the differences between the 2017 and 2018 model years.

2018 Camry Updates Include:

  • New and upgraded upholstery materials
  • Lower, longer, and wider exterior body style
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Affordable Used Cars, Crossovers, SUVs, & Trucks at Toyota Marin Near San Francisco



When you shop in a pre-owned vehicle inventory near San Francisco, you open yourself up to a lot of different opportunities and advantages that you might not first realize. Sure, used vehicles tend to cost less than brand-new ones, but did you know a pre-owned vehicle might be able to save you monthly in insurance payments? How about saving you on state registration fees?

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Is Dealership Service More Expensive Than a Local Garage?



We’re not sure where this myth started, but it’s persistent and wide-spread. It holds that dealership service centers aren’t as affordable as an independent mechanic, but we’re confident when we say that myth is bunk, but you can see here how Toyota dealership service compares to an independent shop.

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With Summer Almost Here, Take Care of Your Toyota Maintenance Now, Then Get Ready to Greet the Sun

Regular service and maintenance is important year round, but the coming of the warmest months mean your vehicle deserves a little special, extra attention. If you’re ready to take on the summer with a clean bill of health for your Toyota, schedule an appointment with our service center and let us handle the hard stuff!


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Drive Safely in the 2017 Toyota RAV4

When you start cruising on the San Rafael roads, how confident are you that your vehicle can keep you safe? If you drive the 2017 Toyota RAV4, you can be very confident, because of Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) technologies. Drive safely throughout San Anselmo and San Francisco!

Which TSS-P features are included in the RAV4?

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: Your RAV4 can detect the markings on the road, and will alert you if it detects you starting to drift out of your lane. It'll even gently help with corrective steering to keep you safe.
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The Toyota Prius Has Always Been Special—Now Standard with Toyota Safety Sense™, It’s Even Special…er

You probably know about the Toyota Prius for its innovative and eco-friendly powertrain, but the 2017 Prius is distinguishing itself again, this time for reasons unrelated to efficiency and environmental stewardship; the 2017 Toyota Prius will now come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™, the Toyota suite of driver assistance features. The original eco-friendly Toyota hybrid can add another line to its CV: safe.

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