When you’re shopping for a new car, we understand that choosing where you purchase from can be equally important as the specs of the vehicle you’re looking for. Not only are you investing in a new set of wheels, but you’re also investing in the dealership where you purchase it from. You want to make the best purchasing decision possible for both your new car and your dealership!
At Castlegar Toyota, we strive to be the Kootenays’ go-to car dealership! Sure, we work hard to secure a large inventory of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs to meet the needs of our customers, but we’d also like to think that we go above and beyond in a few stand-out ways.
Today on the blog, we’re sharing five fun facts about the Castlegar Toyota family that we believe exemplify our commitment to the customer experience and our community!
Many folks are surprised to learn that our Castlegar family includes a full-service auto body and glass repair shop! Kalawsky Collision Centre specializes in accident repair services, offering everything from dent and glass repairs to full body painting. It’s also a Tier 1 ICBC Accredited Auto Body Shop, fully supporting its customers throughout the insurance process. If you’ve experienced an accident, let us know - we can arrange trustworthy and affordable auto body repairs right here in Castlegar at Kalawsky Collision Centre!
It’s important to us that we use our resources and reach as a way to host community-focused events. At Christmas, we fill a Tacoma truck bed with food and toys during our Giving Tree promotion, and we raise upwards of $2,000 worth of food for the Community Harvest Food Bank during our bi-annual food drives. You’ll also see us out cheering at sporting events and lending a hand (or a truck!) anywhere we can. As fellow members of the Castlegar community, we maintain a strong mission of giving back to those less fortunate. We even won the 2020 Community Driver Award!
When you support Castlegar Toyota, you’re supporting a family company. We’re proud to be a family-owned and operated business, with Craig, Keith and Neil sitting in the driver’s seat of several dealerships and auto service centres in the West Kootenays, including Castlegar Toyota, Nelson Toyota, Castlegar Kia, Castlegar Hyundai, and Kalawsky Collision Centre. When you put your trust in a family business, you can expect to be treated as part of the family - no bad deals, no unfair prices, no unnecessary wait times. Just top-tier customer service and, well, a hug if you need it!
The team here at Castlegar Toyota truly appreciates life on the West Coast. Most of our staff members are avid sports and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy backcountry camping, rock climbing and hiking, off-roading, kayaking, rafting, ATVs, and an all-around adventurous lifestyle. So when it comes to adventure-ready vehicles, we don’t just talk the talk - we walk the walk! We appreciate the importance of off-road capabilities in rugged vehicles like Tacoma and 4Runner, the versatility of SUVs like RAV4 and Highlander, and the towing power of big trucks like Tundra. Our sales team is highly skilled at helping customers find the perfect vehicle for their needs because we understand the demands of life on the West Coast!
Did you know that we have a pledge here at Castlegar Toyota? Our Pledge is a guiding star in all that we do, and the foundation behind how we treat each and every customer. It includes key principles like respecting our customers’ time, tailoring the car-buying experience for each client, and keeping our customers in the driver’s seat from start to finish. Want to learn more? Check out our Pledge here!
We are proud of the Castlegar Toyota team and all that we do for our customers from Castlegar, Nelson, Trail and beyond. We’re not afraid to talk about all the ways we treat our customers right, and the ways in which we serve our community. If you want to meet the team and experience the Castlegar Toyota difference, please don’t hesitate to send us a message, give us a call, or stop by the dealership for a visit!