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Why It Is Crucial To Keep Your Vehicle On A Maintenance Schedule

When you get your brand new car, everything should be working perfectly. Over time, things will start breaking down and wear will be placed on the vehicle. This is unavoidable and will happen no matter how much, how little or how carefully you drive. There is one thing you can do to make your vehicle last longer and run more efficiently. That is vehicle maintenance.
Every vehicle should have a factory recommended vehicle maintenance plan or schedule. Abiding by it, can greatly enhance the lifespan, performance and safety of your vehicle.
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Why Use Synthetic Oil?

Every car needs appropriate maintenance to keep it running efficiently. Each year, more automotive manufacturers are requiring the use of synthetic oil during regular service work. Although more expensive, synthetic oil is generally considered superior to conventional. Unlike conventional oil, synthetic oil does not break down even in extreme heat and under adverse conditions. Using conventional oil when synthetic is called for can damage your engine and void your warranty.
Maintaining your engine oil is the single most important thing you can do to preserve your engine.
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New Plug-in Prius Prime Takes Home KBB Best Buy Award

For you, driving a green car isn't about the money -- it's about your strong, personal commitment to protecting the environment, and ensuring a brighter future for the next generation. But at the same time, it would be nice to know you aren't wasting money, either!

The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards shine a spotlight on models that not only have a low cost-to-own, and maintain a…

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Toyota unveils the bold 2018 Toyota C-HR at LA Auto Show!

Exciting news out of Tinseltown this week, as Toyota announced the upcoming 2018 Toyota C-HR at this week's Los Angeles International Auto Show. A fresh take on the subcompact crossover SUV, the Toyota CH-R features bold design, deft handling, and some much sought-after safety features. 

 

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Toyota Manufacturing Plant Takes Bats Under Its Wing

For some people, bats are a creature of nightmares. Derided as "rats with wings," the world's only mammals capable of flight evoke a fear response in many. Those who study bats feel very differently.

Not only are bats relatively harmless (healthy bats do not attack humans, and the CDC reports only one or two cases of rabies per year in the U.S…

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Toyota announces pricing of its upcoming 2017 Highlander

We've been eagerly awaiting news of the upcoming 2017 Toyota Highlander for quite some time now here at Toyota Marin, and it seems that the wait for this iconic SUV is nearly over. This week, Toyota released pricing information on the 2017 Toyota Highlander, signaling its impending commercial release. .

 

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Toyota Prius Beats Out Luxury Cars in IIHS LATCH Evaluations

What makes a good family car? Ask any parent, and the first priority is always safety. Everything else is bells and whistles. At Toyota Marin, we're proud to offer a lineup of vehicles rich with IIHS Top Safety Picks.

When it comes to your child, however, a Top Safety Pick is only the beginning. The overall crashworthiness of a car won't help if your child's car seat is install incorrectly, and, the…

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Giant Panda No Longer Endangered, but Conservation Victory Comes with a Dire Warning

Earlier this year, Toyota entered a partnership with the IUCN, funding species assessments. Just a few months later, the importance of the IUCN's work came into the global spotlight. A recent IUCN evaluation of the Giant Panda revealed the endangered bamboo-eating bears are no long endangered!

How is this possible?

It comes as a shock to many wildlife-lovers who had resigned to the idea that the

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Goes the Extra Mile for Bay Area Drivers

There's no limit to the number of crossovers available to drivers around the San Francisco Bay Area. But, there's one crossover that stands out from the rest and it's undoubtedly the 2016 Toyota RAV4!

The 2016 RAV4 is more practical than ever while also displaying stunning good looks, fun-loving performance and a plethora of next-gen tech features. That’s why the RAV4 remains a top notch options for Bay Area commuters and families like you!

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Toyota Supports the Conservation Status You Know From Wikipedia

As a proud Californian, you felt driven to learn more about the California Condor... so you looked it up on Wikipedia. There, you learned these giant birds have up to a 10-foot wingspan, and that their numbers declined so sharply from lead poisoning, habitat loss, and poaching, that they were extinct in the wild for several years.

You also noticed, at the side of the page, the birds were listed as Critically

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