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This Earth Day, Toyota wants to help you reduce your environmental footprint and save money at the same time

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Next time you grab your keys, keep these top 10 driving and maintenance tips in mind and you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint and saving up for that summer road trip in no time:

  1. Be light on your foot – These five driving techniques will help you maximize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency: (a) accelerate gently, (b) maintain a steady speed, (c) anticipate traffic, (d) avoid high speed and, (e) decelerate carefully;
  2. Get an oil change – Change your oil every 16,000 kilometres or 12 months, using synthetic oil, and use Toyota Engine Oil System Cleaner every 60,000 kilometres;
  3. Breathe easy – Have your engine’s air filter inspected every 8,000 kilometres. A dirty filter constricts the engine’s ability to breathe, hindering its efficiency;
  4. What’s stopping you? – Have your brake system inspected every 8,000 kilometres, and change your brake fluid every 48,000 kilometres;
  5. Say goodbye to winter and switch out those winter tires – Proper seasonal tires will provide optimal rolling resistance as well as peak stopping performance;
  6. Size matters – Altering the overall tire height of a vehicle will change its efficiency and performance. Check the manufacturer’s recommended tire size for your vehicle;
  7. Gauge your tire pressure – The sticker on the inside of your vehicle door jam – and NOT the pressure indicated on the tire itself – indicates the optimal tire pressure for your vehicle based on factors such as size and weight;
  8. Nitrogen vs. Oxygen – We’re not all good at chemistry, but here’s why you should pump your tires with nitrogen: Nitrogen maintains temperature better, reduces pressure fluctuations and, should there be a leak, it will occur more slowly with nitrogen (because nitrogen particles are larger than oxygen particles!);
  9. Reduce drag and weight – Remove non-essential items, roof racks, and cargo boxes whenever possible to optimize the aerodynamics and the weight inside your vehicle; and,
  10. Choose a hybrid as your next vehicle! There are 12 different Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles available to meet the versatile needs of Canadians. Just recently, Toyota received dual recognition from the Automotive Journalists Association Canada (AJAC) for two of its hybrid models – the Prius and the RAV4 hybrid– as the Canadian Green Car of the Year and the Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year. Having already sold more than 10 million hybrids globally, Toyota aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the fuel efficiency of its entire lineup.

 

These simple tips should help you keep the environment in mind and save on gas: a winning formula!

Prevention pays off: automatic emergency braking = 15% auto insurance discount

Image result for aviva canadaIn another industry first, Aviva Canada rewards drivers of vehicles with enhanced safety features

November 28, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – It’s another insurance industry first as Aviva Canada today announces a 15% auto insurance discount for drivers of vehicles that have Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The discount will be available to all Aviva-insured drivers and will be applied to their policy automatically upon purchase or renewal.

AEB is a road vehicle safety system that uses sensors to detect possible front-end collisions. The system automatically applies the brakes to prevent, or lessen the damage of, such impacts.

“Automatic emergency braking is quickly becoming a key feature in preventing collisions and reducing their severity. This means less repair costs and more importantly, fewer injuries,” said Jason Storah, Executive Vice President of Broker Distribution for Aviva Canada. “It’s simple – our customers who choose vehicles with features that help prevent collisions, or reduce their impact, will pay less for their insurance coverage.”

In March of 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced a historic commitment of 20 automakers, representing more than 99% of the U.S. auto market, to make automatic emergency braking a standard feature on virtually all new cars no later than NHTSA’s 2022 reporting year, which begins September 1, 2022.

Major manufacturers like Toyota are stepping up to the plate even sooner. In October, the company became the first non-luxury brand to start making these systems standard equipment on most of their models. Toyota’s complete package of enhanced safety features, called “Toyota Safety Sense”, includes several active safety technologies designed to enhance driver capabilities and control in a variety of situations. Specifically, these technologies help mitigate collisions, help drivers stay in their lanes, and help improve nighttime safety.

“We applaud Aviva Canada for being the first Canadian auto insurer to reward drivers for adopting advanced safety features like AEB,” said Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “We feel that everybody deserves to benefit from advanced safety technologies and have already started including them on most models.”

The AEB discount will not apply to coverage for damages incurred while not driving such as theft, vandalism – and in general, the possibility of damages not reduced by an emergency braking system.

For consumers or Aviva Canada customers interested in learning more about the AEB discount and when it will be available to them, please visit Aviva Canada or contact your insurance broker.

About Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for our customers and our communities.

Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $6.5 million to over 222 charities and community groups nationwide. Aviva Canada, bringing over 300 years of good thinking and insurance solutions to Canadians from coast to coast.

For more information visit avivacanada.com, our blog or our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Toyota 86 brings sporty driving back for 2017

Reignite your passion for driving; the new Toyota 86 brings sporty driving back for 2017

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More than a name change, the former Scion FR-S receives more aggressive styling and enhanced driving dynamics as Toyota’s sports car heritage comes home

(TORONTO, ON – October 4, 2016) Make every day a rally day with the 2017 Toyota 86 – a perfectly balanced coupe that heralds the return of the sports car to the Toyota brand including new performance and styling updates that are sure to excite.

“With the 2017 Toyota 86, the icon comes home. For decades, fans have embraced legendary sports cars like the 2000GT, the Sports 800 and the Corolla AE86– cars that delivered victories on the track and street cred to the Toyota name,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice-President, Toyota Canada Inc. “For 2017, we’ve drawn upon Toyota performance heritage to create our purest sports car yet – the Toyota 86.”

More than a rebranding of the Scion FR-S, the new Toyota 86 is enhanced with new performance, handling and style.

The 2017 Toyota 86 is offered in two, fully-equipped models:

  • 2017 Toyota 86 with six-speed manual transmission (Starting MSRP: $29,580)
  • 2017 Toyota 86 with six-speed automatic transmission (Starting MSRP: $30,780)

The Toyota 86 is built around a 2.0L four-cylinder horizontally opposed flat 4 Boxer engine. Improvements to the engine for 2017 include stronger a piston head surface and reduced friction for improved fuel efficiency. In addition, the intake system and exhaust manifold have been optimized.

Two transmissions are offered: a six-speed automatic with dynamic rev management, or a six-speed manual. Toyota 86 models with the automatic generate 200 peak horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Those equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox enjoy a rear differential ratio change – from 4.1 to 4.3 – a torque increase to 156 lb-ft, and a five-horsepower boost to 205 peak horsepower.

All models deliver increased handling stability through a combination of improved aerodynamics, revised shock tuning and a spring rate change. In addition, the Vehicle Stability Control system has been re-calibrated and includes a “Track Mode” to enhance sporty driving, and all models are now equipped with Hill-start Assist Control to help prevent rollback on inclines.

To match this new performance, the Toyota 86 also receives more aggressive styling, with a larger centre intake that emphasizes the low, wide stance of the car. A new front design features reconfigured LED headlamps and turn signals. The rear now sports LED tail lamps. And revised bumper designs grace both ends.

The alloy wheels now feature ultra-thin spokes to provide design contrast and evoke an agile, sensual and emotional impression and 86 logos have been incorporated into a front fender badge and inside the front headlamps.  Inside, new seating material with silver stitching welcomes Canadians to the driver-focused cabin. The instrument panel surround and door trim employ new, soft-touch materials. The 86 logo graces the panel and a newly-designed steering wheel with enhanced grip design and integrated controls for the audio system. The 4.2” multi-information display provides a range of data unique to sports cars, including a G meter, a torque curve, a stopwatch and a lap timer. The three-ring design of the meters has been accentuated for a higher-quality finish.

All models are generously equipped with an extensive list of standard equipment, including: eight-speaker, 6,1” Display Audio System with Bluetooth capability, air conditioning, passenger side rear walk-in assist, aluminum sport pedals with rubber inserts, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, cruise control, power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, and more.

Safety is always standard on a Toyota, so every 2017 Toyota 86 is equipped with active and passive safety features, including six airbags, the Toyota Star Safety System, a backup camera, high-mounted LED stop lamp, and more.

For complete and up-to-date details and specifications on the 2017 Toyota 86, visit

http://www.toyota.ca/toyota/en/vehicles/toyota_86/overview

New Service Manager at Squamish Toyota

Bryan James Service Manager

We are pleased to announce that Bryan James, a familiar face in Squamish, is now heading up the Squamish Toyota Service team.

Originally from North Vancouver, Bryan has called Squamish home for the last 19 years.  He has been working in the automotive service industry since 1979.  Customer service is Bryan’s top priority and we are thrilled to have him on board heading up our Service Department.

20160603_161043Thank you for your support and continued patience over the past 6 years as we have navigated some Service Department staffing challenges. Our Service team is now at full capacity and able to meet all your automotive needs.

The All New Toyota Tacoma Arriving at Squamish Toyota Scion Mid-October!

Check out these info videos on the all new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, arriving in mid-October!

July 1st 2015 Squamish Toyota will now be ‘Squamish Toyota Scion’!

Over the coming weeks Scion vehicles will be showing up at Squamish Toyota in preparation for the launch of the combined brands, Toyota and Scion.

Squamish Toyota have been in business since 2010 and have taken the leap to becoming a co-brand dealership, offering a larger variety of vehicles to the Sea to Sky community.

Be sure to come in and have a look at some of the new vehicles showing up at Squamish Toyota Scion!Toyota Scion FB Cover

The New 2016 RAV4 Hybrid

Let’s bring tech, style and efficiency to all your adventures. With RAV4 Hybrid’s advanced innovations and proven hybrid powertrain, you can make the most of any trip. And in addition to great fuel economy, RAV4 Hybrid adds extra thrills with more power, improved acceleration and Electronic On-Demand AWD-i. It’s the perfect partner for everything you want to do. Let’s go places.

For More Information on the New Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, visit Squamish Toyota!

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