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. 

September
07
September
07
Hey there Castlegar! One of our most important goals as your automotive partner is to make your life easier, not harder. You might be familiar with our pledge, where we vow to value your time and help you achieve your goals in the way that suits you best. To help save you time and provide convenienc...
September
01
September
01
One of this biggest concerns that we hear about from folks making the transition from SUV or car driving to trucks is fuel economy. While older trucks were fuel-guzzling monsters, and some new trucks (but only from the other guys) still are, Toyota trucks aren’t. The proof is in the pudding&md...
August
31
August
31
Because it’s so nice in the summer here in BC, people often stay in the province and enjoy the great outdoors. We see people travelling with ATVs, boats, bikes, and a family of fun gear. To get this gear from point A to point B, you’ll need the right vehicle to handle the weight without ...
August
22
August
22
Here at Castlegar Toyota, we’re no strangers to good deals. Being so close to Selkirk College, and within commuting distance to Okanagan College and Sprott Shaw, our humble city is home to many students. Whether it’s your first year attending or you’re an old pro, we want to make s...
August
21
August
21
The Rav4 is one of our best-selling vehicles year after year. Because of its fuel consumption, style, space, and features, it’s no surprise. This coming model year, the fan favourite is getting an attractive makeover that’s making it even more desirable. We truly don’t always say i...
August
20
August
20
That’s right. It’s finally becoming reality. For years, eager shoppers have been asking for a hatchback version of our ever-popular Toyota Corolla. We’re now finally able to say that their wish is our command. Here’s what you need to know about the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchba...
August
17
August
17
If you’re a resident of the West Kootenays, you’re probably familiar with the effects of the terrible acid spills from this spring Two incidents from a trucking company caused corrosive acid to be spilled on highways outside of Trail, BC. Drivers, unaware of the spills, and who thought...
June
12
June
12
Gas. We all need it. We all keep paying more for it. In British Columbia, fuel is as expensive as our province is beautiful and it seems to be getting worse. With some of the highest average fuel prices in the country, it’s one contest that we could do without winning. The average cost of gas...
June
04
June
04
It might be obvious that we really love our TRDs, and we’re alright with that When we have new customers visit the dealership looking for their next truck, we often get asked about how the Tacoma TRD Sport compares to the popular 2015-and-up remake of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. The answer: i...
May
18
May
18
Here at Castlegar Toyota, we truly pride ourselves on standing apart from the pack and providing enjoyable experiences to our customers. Whether you’re purchasing a new or used car, or stopping in for VIP service at our parts and service departments, we want you to feel like a member of the fa...
April
27
April
27
That’s Right, BC, It’s That Time of Year Again Everyone knows that Red Tag Days is synonymous with Toyota, but we like to take it a step further here at Castlegar Toyota. We’re providing additional discounts beyond the cash incentives offered by Toyota. Not all dealerships are the...
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...
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