Castlegar Toyota Automotive Blog

Our blog offers engaging, educational and informative insight on some of the latest automotive industry trends! Stay up to date with us on everything Toyota by clicking on any of the posts below. 

March
22
March
22
The Toyota Tacoma is one of the best-selling trucks in Canada, and that’s not surprising considering all it has to offer. This truck can haul, tow and go off-road when you need it to be a weekend warrior, or if you just need it to help someone move. Here is why having a Tacoma TRD in your driv...
March
15
March
15
Buying a used car doesn’t have to be unpleasant. That’s right, we said it. You also don’t need to be a professional level business negotiator to walk away with a great deal. You can get a reliable vehicle and save some money in the process. When you follow these tips from our Castl...
February
22
February
22
Hey there, Castlegar! Have you heard of our rewards program? If not, that’s okay! Unlike many rewards programs, you actually benefit and save money with the Castlegar Toyota Rewards Program. These are just some of the perks that we offer our valued customers. It’s a Free Loyalty Program...
February
15
February
15
That’s right - it’s Food Bank February. What does that mean, exactly? It means that we’re donating food to those who need it, giving you discounts, and trying to make a difference in our favourite community of Castlegar. Filling a Toyota Tacoma with Food Our goal for Food Bank Fe...
January
05
January
05
The Toyota Rav4 has been a popular vehicle for years; you could even argue that the Rav4 was the first real crossover utility vehicle (CUV). For 2018, the Toyota Rav4 is the most advanced and capable Rav4 yet, and we get a lot of questions about this capable little wonder. We thought it would be fun...
January
02
January
02
We wouldn’t trade living in the Castlegar area for anything. We do have to admit, however, that driving in the Kootenays has its own special set of challenges. Depending on the weather and driving conditions, roads in the Castlegar area can be downright dangerous. That holds especially true in...
December
22
December
22
The holiday season can be hectic and it’s only natural to forget a few details here and there—where you put the keys, did you get a gift for Uncle Emmet, etc. If you’re one of the lucky ones, spending time with your friends and family is a fun, food-filled experience. When you ar...
December
08
December
08
Well, it looks like 2017 is coming to an end, but we aren’t complaining. We had a fantastic year and we’re honoured that we were able to share it with you. Along with our big Sweet 16 celebration, we shared all sorts of travel tips, Toyota news, and just enjoyed being Castlegar’s g...
November
24
November
24
There are few things that have a larger impact on our everyday lives than the vehicles we drive. There are a lot of reasons we choose the type of vehicle we drive; it could be for style, price, function, reliability, you name it. But, did you ever wonder what the car, truck, van, or SUV you drive sa...
November
10
November
10
You hear it blaring out of your car radio all the time: “This is the best time of year to buy a vehicle!!!!”. That statement is rarely true. Lucky for you, however, the end of the year really is the best time of year to buy or lease a vehicle, especially if you’re looking for a new...
October
23
October
23
Sorry to be the ones to tell you this, folks, but winter is coming. The cold temperatures arrive a little later in Castlegar compared to the rest of the country, but the truth is winter will be here before we know it. Before the snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures do hit, make sure your vehicle is ...
October
16
October
16
There are plenty of options if you’re looking for a crossover SUV (CUV). All automakers have at least one CUV option, and most have a few for you to choose from. The problem is, though, few CUVs live up to the promises they’re manufacturers hype and advertise. The 2018 Toyota Rav4, howev...
October
02
October
02
It’s not a secret that modern vehicles rely on an incredible amount of technology. No longer is new tech a novelty; most modern vehicles have computers and other technology that are essential to delivering a positive driving experience. At the top of the list is a vehicle’s infotainment ...
September
18
September
18
There are few things the truly connect everyone in society. We all have different tastes in food and music, few people agree on political matters, heck, most people can’t decide on what the best auto maker is (although we’re pretty certain it’s Toyota). Blood is the one thing we al...
September
04
September
04
It’s back-to-school time for kids all over BC. For our service team, believe it or not, they’ve never left school. Our technicians are constantly training and earning new certifications. Think getting through 10th-grade algebra was tough? Here's a glimpse of what our service technici...
August
21
August
21
We don’t envy the people that have the task of naming automobiles. While we may not think about the names of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, they’re incredibly important. The name of a vehicle can instill a sense of speed, class, luxury, exclusivity etc. Subconsciously the name of an autom...
August
07
August
07
If you have ever had a dog you know life is a lot more fun with rover around. Whether it’s a weekend at the cottage, a day at the beach, or a quick trip to the park, having a dog makes everything better. Having a dog also makes everything dirty and that includes your vehicle.   A dirty ...
July
24
July
24
We have some good news and some bad news. Bad news first: It’s already mid-July and the hot summer weather will only be around for another couple of months. The good news: We’re getting closer to our big Sweet 16 celebration at the end of September. Sweet 16 For our 16th anniversary, C...
July
17
July
17
Investing in a quality pre-owned truck is a smart move for many people. When you go with a used truck that’s been well taken care of, you can save a lot of money compared to a brand new truck with similar capabilities. Along with a big selection of new trucks, we also have a selection of used ...
July
10
July
10
SUVs and their Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) cousins are incredibly popular. In fact, SUVs and CUVS outsell sedans and coupes in the US. So, it’s not surprising that pretty much all automotive manufacturers offer at least a couple of SUV and CUV options.   That’s the problem th...
June
26
June
26
Toyota 86 - The Fun, Affordable Summer Sports Car BC is the right province to live in if you love to drive. Cruising along Kootenay Lake, or winding through the mountains are experiences we get to enjoy all summer long. Of course, driving is a whole lot more fun when you’re behind the wheel ...
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