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. 

November
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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
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October
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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
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October
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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
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October
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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
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September
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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
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September
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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
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August
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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
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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
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July
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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
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July
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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
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July
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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
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June
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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 ...
June
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June
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Here at Castlegar Toyota, we believe life should be enjoyed, especially when you’re a kid. While everyone likes summer, when you’re a child, there is nothing better than a long summer day. Ice cream, swimming, sports, and just running around having a great time - that’s what summer...
April
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April
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Whoever it was that started the rumour that minivans have to be boxy and boring needs a good talking to. A decade ago, that may have been the case, but minivans have come a long way, and the minivan segment is heating up dramatically. Honda’s Odyssey and Chrysler’s Pacifica are just tw...
April
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April
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In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Parks Canada has issued a free Discovery Pass to all Canadians. Holders of this pass are free to explore the many national and provincial parks across Canada, as well as gain free entry to any historic sites or monuments. With spring officially here...
April
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April
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Castlegar Toyota has been proudly serving residents of Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Rossland, West Kootenay, and the surrounding communities of British Columbia for 16 years. As your local Toyota dealer, we’ve happily supported all of your automotive needs, whether it’s purchasing a new To...
March
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March
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Online shopping is fun. Many of us purchase things online because we love the idea of not having to visit a crowded shopping centre, spend hours searching for a particular product, nor worry about standing with other impatient customers in the checkout line. In fact, you can buy everything fro...
March
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March
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Planning on selling your vehicle? Before you make a sale, there are a few things you need to do to ensure you get the maximum value for your car, truck or SUV. For starters, take a good look at it, starting with the outside. Are there any scratches or dents in the door, or cracks in the windshield?...
February
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February
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Shopping for a used truck can be challenging if you’ve never done it before. Not only do you have a wide range of makes and models to choose from, you must also be sure you know what you are getting ahead of signing that contract. Before you visit the dealership, understand your financia...
February
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February
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Winter can be a beautiful season. The snow falls on the trees and postcard-quality scenes are endless as you are driving through Southern B.C. Your vehicle probably doesn’t quite see it that way. While you’re taking in the scenery, your car, truck, van or SUV is taking on the Winter elem...
February
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February
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Cars, trucks, vans and SUVs have come a long way in the past decade or so. For decades the only options consumers had for types of engines was gas or diesel. That was then, this is now. Nowadays there are seemingly endless engine options, from the standard gas engine, to full electric and hybrid mo...
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