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Newest Toyota hybrids will offer incredible efficiency scores

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Fuel economy information for the 2021 Toyota Sienna/Venza 

Every day that passes is another day closer to the arrival and on-sale dates for the 2021 Toyota Sienna and the 2021 Toyota Venza. The Sienna is getting a full clean-sheet redesign for the new model year that borrows more than a little inspiration from the automaker’s lineup of crossover SUVs. On the other hand, the Venza name is getting reused and will be a two-row hybrid crossover SUV. Since the two vehicles were revealed to the world in May 2020, people have been contacting the Serra Toyota showroom to ask our product expert about the fuel economy information for the 2021 Toyota Sienna and Venza. We don’t have exact figures for either vehicle, but we can give potential customers an overview.  (more…)

The 2020 Corolla Hybrid will have no trouble taking you almost anywhere

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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How far can the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid drive? 

The Toyota Corolla is already the best-selling vehicle in the total history of the automotive industry. When the automaker announced that it would be releasing a hybrid version of the vehicle, people in and around the Serra Toyota showroom got very excited about the new version’s potential range. So, how far can the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid drive? Toyota engineers combined the naturally efficient four-cylinder engine with the hybrid system that delivers both efficiency and exciting handling characteristics. Before we get into the details of this concept, it’s important to point out that the range your Corolla Hybrid can achieve could be affected by several factors. Let’s see what can happen in the best-case scenario.  (more…)

Serra Toyota open on Memorial Day, ready for your leasing questions

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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What happens when a Toyota lease is over? 

Leasing a Toyota vehicle has become increasingly popular as the lineup gets more advanced and more affordable. However, all journeys must come to an end at some point. So, what happens when a Toyota lease is over? Basically, Serra Toyota customers will have three basic choices in front of them as their contract expires. A customer can turn in their vehicle and start a new lease term; return the vehicle and walk away or purchase the vehicle they have been leasing. If you have time over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the Serra Toyota showroom will be open to answer any questions you might have or offer you a clean and safe test drive. Let’s take a look at what comes next.  (more…)

Going for a drive is as good for your car as it will be for you

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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How far do I need to drive my car to keep it healthy? 

As our area gets closer to opening up slowly from its coronavirus quarantine, you still might choose to limit unnecessary trips out of the house. During this time of extra precautions, don’t forget about your vehicle. There is no car, truck or SUV that will do very well if it sits idle for too long. If you’re wondering, ‘How far do I need to drive my car to keep it healthy,’ the maintenance experts working in the Serra Toyota Service Department have some answers. If you’re thinking that you can just start the car and let it run for a few minutes, please understand that this won’t be sufficient. Take a look at these tips to make sure your vehicle is kept in peak condition.  (more…)

It’s probably a good idea to just put your phone away while you’re driving

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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How much is the distracted driving fine in Alabama? 

We all have pet peeves. For most people, seeing people talking on their cellphones or texting while behind the wheel is going to be at the top of the list. If you’ve ever thought there should be a law against playing with a phone while driving, you’ll be happy to know there is one. Also, if you’re wondering, ‘How much is the distracted driving fine in Alabama,’ the team from Serra Toyota is here to help. A few of our product experts did a little research to find out the answer to that question as well as some other things you might need to know. Let’s take a look at what our team found.  (more…)

Remotes and other electronics need to be cleaned too

Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Do home electronics need to be sterilized? 

Hearing about COVID-19 constantly can really push people to their limits. However, we have to stay vigilant if we’re going to flatten the curve and stay healthy until a vaccine can be developed. As you probably know keeping commonly touched surface clean is a major part of that effort. If you’re wondering if you’ve cleaned everything and do home electronics need to be sterilized, yes, they do. Obviously, game controllers, tablets and remotes can’t be dipped in soapy water. Our team did a little online research and found these videos with some helpful tips. If there is something our product experts can do to help you through this time, please feel free to reach out. We’re here to assist with anything we can.  (more…)

You can start your search for a new vehicle while you’re safe at home

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Can I buy a car online near Birmingham, AL? 

To be sure, very few people among us have ever experienced the kind of daily disruption that has been caused by COVID-19. Serra Toyota has implemented a series of process changes and new services to help keep customers and staff as safe as possible. Did you know that there are things you can do to start your journey toward having a new vehicle? If you have been wondering, ‘Can I buy a car online near Birmingham, AL,’ a few Serra Toyota product experts got together to help current and potential customers understand how they can use the advanced technology we have to offer. A single visit to the Serra Toyota website can offer a detailed look at our available inventory, supplemental information about our products and the ability to begin the credit application process.  (more…)

New vehicles require a little extra consideration at first

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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Do new cars have special maintenance needs? 

There aren’t many things more exciting than taking a new car home. However, before you jump behind the wheel and take off, there are a few things you should know. A question we wish we would hear more around the Serra Toyota dealership is, ‘Do new cars have special maintenance needs?’ The answer isn’t always so straightforward and bounces between yes and maybe. In the old days, automotive technology required that drivers go through a break-in process that could be burdensome, at the very least. This isn’t necessarily the case today, but there are some considerations you should make in first weeks and months you have the new vehicle at home. Let’s take a closer look.  (more…)

Do you know what you should do after a car accident?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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What should I do after a car accident that isn’t my fault? 

We have every confidence that all Serra Toyota customers are excellent drivers who always follow the rules and are the picture of perfection when they’re behind the wheel. However, not everyone is a Serra Toyota customer and we understand that car accidents happen. Our team really believes in the idea that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, if you’re wondering, ‘What should I do after a car accident that isn’t my fault,’ our team of product experts put together a few tips that can make a situation a little easier to get under control.  (more…)

Do you know where to start your journey to buy a new (or used) car?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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How do I get ready to buy a car? 

Buying a car, new or pre-owned, is one of the adulting milestones that should fill a person with pride. There is a lot of information a new buyer needs to know and the product experts working at Serra Toyota love helping these people experience this part of their lives. If you’re in a position to take this step but you’re also wondering, ‘How do I get ready to buy a car,’ our team outlined a few things you should do before you visit our showroom. You’ll need to make sure you closely examine your finances, set a comprehensive budget and make a plan for what you’ll do with your current vehicle, if you have one. Let’s take a look at what our team put together.  (more…)

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