Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

A stock photo of a person cleaning the inside of their vehicle.

Do you have the right tools for cleaning your electronics properly?

How can I sterilize the electronics in my car? 

Our lives have likely never been more centered on deep cleaning everything around us that at this moment in history. But have you also remembered to clean the devices we hold closest to our faces without a second thought. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I sterilize the electronics in my car,’ the team of product experts working at the Serra Toyota showroom has done a little research on the topic. Given the highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus, it’s important that we do everything we can to make sure we protect ourselves, families and other loved ones. Let’s take a look at the information our team found and how you can use it at home.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Activate Your Toyota Vehicle’s Connected Services with the Toyota App

How Do I Use the Toyota Connected Services App With My 2020 Toyota Vehicle? 

The available Toyota connected services app allows you to stay connected to your vehicle no matter how far you travel from it. This smartphone app gives you the power to check your vehicles current health status by accessing maintenance information, view active recall alerts, check service deals, and more. Not only can you check how your vehicle is doing but you can also find where you last parked, start or stop the vehicle’s engine, lock the doors, and roll the windows up all from your smartphone app. Do you have a smartwatch? You can connect link your Toyota app to your watch too. Check out the Toyota USA YouTube video below to find out how to set up and use the Toyota Connected Services app with your 2020 Toyota vehicle. 

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Interior view of Toyota model with Amazon Alexa on infotainment screen

What Toyota Models Offer Amazon Alexa Connectivity?

Setting Up Toyota+Alexa® in a New Toyota Model 

In the hunt for a new vehicle, one of the selling points is often what infotainment features are available in each model. Whether you’re looking for the best sound system or the most connectivity features, the available options can make or break your decision when it comes to choosing a new set of wheels. One of the connectivity options many Toyota models offer now is Toyota+Alexa®. This feature is something you may have come across during your search, or maybe you’ve heard about it and want to know what Toyota models offer it. Whichever question you’re looking to answer, this guide is here to help. Keep reading to find out what Toyota vehicles include Amazon Alexa connectivity and to find out how to set up Toyota+Alexa® in a new Toyota vehicle.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Keep Your Toyota Shining by Following This How-To Wax Guide

How to Wax a Toyota Vehicle with Tub Wax

Waxing your vehicle is an important step in maintaining its shine and overall good looks. With routine waxing, the exterior of your Toyota will stay shiny and have a layer of long-lasting protection. Learn how to wax a Toyota vehicle with tub wax in this guide from Serra Toyota to get your car looking brand new. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Secure Affordable Transportation On Your Next Trip With These Tips

After lodging and flights, a rental car is likely the next largest expense that travelers are likely to face. While going through a trusted rental car agency is most important, there are some things that travelers can do to keep their costs down, so there is more room left in the budget for activities and food. So, how can you save money on a rental car during business or family travel? We break it down below.  Read the rest of this entry >>