April is National Car Care Month

April is National Car Care month, and in effort to help you ensure you’re taking the best care of your car possible, we’ve created a brief checklist of all the things that may get neglected throughout the year, especially during the busy winter months:

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  • Check Vehicle Registration Expiration Date – Now that we’re in a new month, and 4 months into the new year, double check your Registration on your vehicle to ensure the expiration date has not passed.
  • Verify Your Automobile Insurance Coverage – Request a copy of your Insurance Declaration Page to ensure your coverage limits are where you want them to be, and that your premium is paid up-to-date.
  • Check All Lights on Exterior of Vehicle – Ask a friend to help you ensure all your lights are working properly. Be sure to check your headlights and tail lights, brake lights, tag lights, and turning signals. If you’re in need of a replacement bulb, contact our Parts Department, and leave the searching to us!
  • Check Brakes and Tires on Vehicle – Take the coin test to your tires. Be sure that you have the proper amount of tire tread on all four of your tires, and that all your tires are wearing properly. Schedule an appointment with our Service Department to ensure that your brakes are in tip-top shape, or if you’re in need of new tires or even just a rotation or balance. Our team of experts are waiting for your call.
  • Check Fluids and Battery on Vehicle – Schedule an appointment with our Service Department to ensure all your fluid levels are where they should be, and that your battery is in proper working condition.
  • Clean Windows, Inside and Outside – The winter months can be especially brutal on your vehicle, between the salt, dirt and grime that gets splattered onto your vehicle, all winter long, this is a great time to ensure your windows are clean, inside and out!

At any point in time, our fantastic teams in our Service Department and Parts Department are available to help. Visit us online, or contact us today to schedule your appointment, and make sure your car is spring-time ready!


Tips for Spring Car Cleaning

It might be safe to assume that Winter is finally over, and, it’s time to start thinking forward to spring cleaning!

But spring cleaning isn’t only for your home or office.

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Take the time this year to make sure you properly clean your car, and get it looking it’s best for spring and summer, with these few tips:

  • Organize the glove box, and consoles. Sort through all of the paperwork in your glove box, and remove old insurance cards, vehicle registrations, and any other objects that you no longer need to cart around every day. Create a folder for your current vehicle registration and insurance card, and neatly place the important documents back inside of your glove box, to ensure that everything is there and easy to find when you need it!
  • Clean the windows—inside and out.  Wintertime driving can be pretty trying on the exterior of your car. Clean the windows extra, both inside and outside, with a clean towel, to ensure your visibility is never compromised.
  • Remove clutter from your trunk. Sort through all of the clutter in your trunk, and take out anything you might not need this summer (snow brushes, ice melt, gloves, etc.) and store them away for next year. While your trunk is clean, verify that your spare tire is in perfect, working order, just in case!
  • Scrub the exterior.  Winter time can leave salt and road grime all over the exterior of your vehicle. Be sure to scrub off the salt, especially on the lower half of your vehicle, and make sure your paint stays looking brand new!

If you’re in need of service for your vehicle, to ensure it’s running it’s best before you venture out for your spring and summer adventures, contact our Service Department, today!

Why the 2017 Tacoma is the Best Midsize Pickup | Waldorf Toyota

Why the 2017 Tacoma is the Best Midsize Pickup
Looking for a powerful, good-looking midsize truck with advanced safety features? Search no more! The award-winning Toyota Tacoma has every feature a truck buyer would need and want. This compact truck has been America’s best-selling midsize pickup for the last 10 years. Learn more about the advanced new Tacoma features below, and then contact Waldorf Toyota near Annapolis and Alexandria today to check it out!

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A Powerful & Comfortable Ride
Power and comfort go hand in hand with the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma. This pickup truck has an array of impressive capabilities that will dominate on and off the road. But don’t let its bold drive fool you. The new Tacoma also offers many features that make this mighty midsize truck a mighty comfortable ride, such as:

  • Leather-Trimmed Seating Surfaces
  • 2 in. Multi-Information Display (MD)
  • Reduced Outside Noise
  • Moonroof
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Off-Road Crawl Control
  • Multi-Terrain Select

Fully Loaded with Technology
If you are looking for a truck with technology that crushes the competition, then the 2017 Tacoma is the compact truck for you! Its array of technology features makes the Nissan Frontier and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline seem old and outdated!

The new Tacoma comes with technology features, including:

  • GoPro® Mount on Windshield
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Qi-Compatible Wireless Charging
  • Entune™ Audio System

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Award-Winning Safety Features
The award-winning Tacoma has numerous safety features that will give you peace of mind and reassurance on the road. This bold midsize pickup truck will keep you and your loved ones safe, no matter the terrain, with features such as:

  • Integrated Backup Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • And many more safety features!

Learn More & Test-Drive the 2017 Tacoma at Waldorf Toyota!

5 Reasons to Test Drive the 2017 Corolla | Waldorf Toyota

With so many cars on the market, it can be tough to find the one that’s right for you. Luckily, the 2017 Corolla can check off just about every item on a car buyer’s list. Learn more about the numerous new Corolla features below, and then contact Waldorf Toyota near Annapolis and Alexandria today to schedule your test drive.
1. Numerous Safety Features

Safety should always come first. That’s why the 2017 Corolla comes with numerous safety features for you and your loved ones, including:

  • 8 Airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Integrated Backup Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Whiplash-Injury-Lessening Seats
  • And many more safety features!

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2. An Award-Winning Sedan

Drive with reassurance. With the Corolla’s top ratings and awards, you can ride with peace of mind. A truly outstanding vehicle, the award-winning Corolla available at Waldorf Toyota has been named:

  • An IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick+
  • A NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating
  • A Best Buy Award Finalist by Kelley Blue Book
  • And more!

3. A Truly Powerful Ride

The new Corolla’s CVTi-S Valvematic technology with an estimated 40 MPG lets you cruise quickly through Clinton and Annapolis roads. You can even switch to Sport Mode for an even more powerful ride!

The new Corolla comes with many powerful features, including:

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Bi-LED Headlights
  • 17-in. Alloy Wheels
  • SofTex® Seats
  • Auto Climate Control
  • Sport Gauge Cluster
  • ECO Driving Mode

4. Packed with Technology

If you’re looking for a sedan that comes with the latest technology features, look no further – the 2017 Corolla is the car for you! Groundbreaking tech features make the new Corolla an even more enjoyable ride. Just a few of these state-of-the-art features include:

  • EntuneTM Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
  • EntuneTM Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App
  • Advanced Voice Recognition
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • Integrated Backup Camera

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5. Sleeker & Comfier than the Competition

With 60/40 split rear seats for more trunk space and a redesigned front fascia, the 2017 Corolla’s interior and exterior design surpass the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, and Mazda3.

At Waldorf Toyota, we pride ourselves on delivering superior customer service. Stop by our dealership near Annapolis and Clinton today to see the highly-praised 2017 Corolla for yourself!

Learn More & Test-Drive the 2017 Corolla at Waldorf Toyota

Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

It’s January, which means snow, sleet, and ice in our area, are pretty much a given. Although we’re experiencing higher temperatures than average for this time of year, snow and sleet are back in the forecast for this weekend. Take along these few tips before you get behind the wheel in winter weather.

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  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Be sure that you gradually ease into the gas or break when the roads are slick, to avoid spin-outs.
  • Drive slowly. Even if the roads aren’t terrible, black ice paired with speed can be a recipe for disaster. Be sure to slow down and take your time when the temperature is below freezing.
  • Increase your spacing between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Allow for plenty of stopping room, in the event that your car begins to slide.
  • Test your brakes before you get out on the roadway. Come to a few harsh stops in your driveway, before you venture out, to test the road conditions and your brakes with the slippery roads.
  • If you can avoid it, don’t come to a complete stop. If you can safely coast through an intersection without having to come to a stop, or to make a turn, you’re likely to keep traction longer than if you stop completely.
  • Slow and steady wins the race. When faced with a hill, don’t hit the gas too fast and try to gain too much speed. Take your time, drive slowly and steadily until you reach the top of the hill.
  • If you can avoid it, stay inside. Allow road crews to treat the roadways before you get behind the wheel.

Driving in winter weather can be frightening, especially if you don’t do it very often. Take these tips along for the ride, and stay safe, if you can’t stay off the roads.

Contact us today to set up an appointment with our Service Department, to ensure your car is ready for the quickly approaching winter weather!

Get Your Car Looking Brand-New Again at Waldorf Toyota Collision Center

Have a few minor scratches on your car from busy parking lots? Or, have some rock chip damage on your car from driving the highway? Experience a car accident lately, and need to have the damage repaired? Don’t let those imperfections become eye sores, contact our Collision Center, and leave the repairs up to the experts.

Here at the Waldorf Toyota Collision Center, we service ALL MAKES AND MODELS, and work with ALL MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANIES, making your experience with us easy and stress-free.

If you drive a Toyota vehicle, Waldorf Toyota Collision Center demonstrates a commitment to excellence by meeting Toyota Benchmarks and Standards in ten key areas such as Technician Training, Certification, Tools, Equipment, Toyota Genuine Parts and Customer Satisfaction.

We know your vehicle and understand the importance of fixing it right the first time to bring your car back to like-new condition. Because your Toyota is built to such high standards in fit and finish, an equally high level of collision repair and refinish service is required to restore your vehicle to original specifications. Genuine Toyota Parts assure that your vehicle will be repaired with the same quality parts originally installed on your vehicle at the factory. Genuine Toyota Replacement Parts are manufactured to the same specifications as the parts installed on new Toyota vehicles, a process that has helped Toyota gain its outstanding reputation for quality. Utilize the Power of Toyota Certification and choose Waldorf Toyota Collision Center for your repair needs.

So visit us online, or set up your appointment to get your car looking as good as new, today!

Sporty and Sleek, the All-New 2017 Toyota Corolla iM and 2017 Toyota Yaris iA

Are you a busy professional, constantly on the go, commuting in and out of the city each day for work? Or are you a student looking for a fuel efficient, but sporty and sleek car? We’ve got you covered.

The all-new 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is the absolute perfect car for those that want fuel efficiency, and a sporty look, with plenty of space to carry all of your day-to-day necessities. Between the bolstered sport seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel with built-in audio controls, you’ll feel right at home when it comes to driving. With the option of having a 6-speed manual transmission, and then add in the 1/8L engine with 137HP, the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM is everything a hatchback enthusiast could ever wish for. The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM offers up to 28 MPG in the city, and 36 on the highway, and is perfect for your daily driver.

If you’re looking for more of a sedan than a hatchback, the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA is calling your name. Professionals will love this fuel efficient, easy to maneuver car—perfect for city driving, or long-distance driving! With electronic stability, a split folding rear seat, wireless phone connectivity, remote key-less entry, and sleek, enthusiastic styling. With 2 USB ports available, this car is perfect for commuters and students alike.

Contact us today to set up your test drive, and follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates from Waldorf Toyota!