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. 

June
10
June
10
As dedicated car owners, we understand the importance of keeping our vehicles running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Vehicle maintenance isn't just about addressing issues as they arise; it's about proactive care that extends the life of your Toyota and enhances its performance. Ea...
June
03
June
03
As the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures drop, preparing your car for the winter months becomes essential. At our dealership, we emphasize the importance of winter maintenance to ensure your vehicle operates safely and efficiently during the colder season. Winter presents unique challenges f...
May
27
May
27
As a global leader in the automotive industry, Toyota is renowned for its constant pursuit of innovation and excellence. Over the years, the brand's commitment to providing sustainable transportation solutions has led to the development of groundbreaking technologies, such as their advanced hybr...
May
22
May
22
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a legendary vehicle known for its durability and reliability. It is a vehicle that has stood the test of time, with a legacy spanning over 60 years. The Land Cruiser has been a staple in the automotive industry, and its popularity is only growing. History of the Toyota La...
May
19
May
19
The Toyota Corolla Cross has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, offering a seamless blend of compact size, power, and refined design. As a progressive and wholly authorized Toyota dealer in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Castlegar Toyota is here to guide you through an in-depth e...
April
15
April
15
As an authorized Toyota dealer in the picturesque West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Castlegar Toyota prides itself on delivering exceptional customer satisfaction and an extensive inventory of reliable vehicles. Among the offerings at our dealership, the Toyota Certified Used Program stands ...
April
08
April
08
Nestled in the picturesque West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Castlegar Toyota is a progressive and wholly authorized Toyota dealer that understands the importance of a vehicle tailored to an active, adventure-centric lifestyle. Where towering mountains, lush forests, and pristine lakes becko...
April
04
April
04
As concerns about climate change and sustainability continue to grow, savvy drivers across West Coast Canada are seeking eco-friendly transportation solutions to minimize their environmental footprint. Toyota, a frontrunner in innovation and automotive engineering, has made significant strides with ...
April
02
April
02
When it comes to purchasing or servicing a Toyota vehicle in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, customers have several choices of dealerships. However, not all dealerships are created equal. Castlegar Toyota, a progressive and wholly authorized Toyota dealer, stands out from the competiti...
January
29
January
29
Owning a Toyota in West Coast Canada means relying on a vehicle that delivers exceptional performance, quality, and durability as you navigate the beautiful and diverse landscapes this region has to offer. An essential aspect of ensuring your Toyota maintains its outstanding reputation is using the ...
April
22
April
22
“Furthering Toyota’s commitment to a carbon-neutral future, the all-electric Toyota bZ4X SUV is bold, modern, and unmistakably familiar. Designed to be an activity hub that ushers in a new era of how customers think about their vehicle, the bZ4X is more than just a means of transport, b...
December
15
December
15
It’s been a tough two years on a global scale, and the supply chain across most industries has not fully recovered. That’s why one minute the grocery store shelves are stocked, and the next you can’t find cookies, shoes in your size, or purchase a new couch without a 5-month delay....
November
17
November
17
Toyota's vehicles have always been leaders in reliability, fuel efficiency, safety, and value. Whether you’re cruising the highway during long commutes to and from the city, towing hefty loads on the job site, or exploring the road less travelled, there’s a Toyota for you! Each of th...
October
30
October
30
For those shopping for a new set of wheels, or even folks who just love to check out new cars, fall is always an exciting time of year. Why? Because that’s when new models of cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs begin to arrive at dealerships across Canada! But this year, things are a little diff...
September
30
September
30
Each year when fall rolls around, folks always ask us the same question: when can I get my hands on the newest 2021 Toyota models?! Although we can’t guarantee exactly when the factory is going to roll out brand new Toyota cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs, our team here at Castlegar Toyota has b...
August
25
August
25
As an industry leader in automotive innovation, Toyota continues to push boundaries year after year. As drivers look for an enhanced driving experience inspired by the conveniences that new technology brings to so many areas of our lives, Toyota is here to deliver. Enter Safety Sense 2.5 Plus by Toy...
April
11
April
11
Take a Break from Your Car Payments with Toyota Times are uncertain -- but at Castlegar Toyota, we want to help our clients navigate COVID-19. No one should have to choose between food, housing or a safe vehicle during this crisis, which is why we’re proud to offer no payment periods on new v...
August
16
August
16
The Corolla of Your Dreams is Here The newest Corollas are turning heads everywhere they go. A long-standing sedan favourite, the all-new 2020 Corolla has been completely redesigned from headlamp to tailpipe, transforming into the nation’s most surprising ride of the year. Built with the reli...
March
26
March
26
Better Tech is the Way of the Future It’s no surprise -- we’re going to see more and more “smart” features in our lives as we move forward. Our vehicles are no exception, with every new model being loaded with better technology than the one before. Toyota is dedicated to dev...
January
07
January
07
In a 2018 study on full-size pickup trucks, The Toyota Tundra was ranked amongst the top positions in order of features and specifications among other factors. It’s performance ranks well in a race that is so close together.  As it is always said, the devil is in the details. What exactly...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
May
08
May
08
It’s no secret that Toyota is a champion in the automotive industry. For years, they’ve been ahead of the pack, engineering vehicles that not only promote enhanced performance and fuel efficiency, but environmental sustainability as well. Toyota stands behind innovative hybrid technolog...
April
28
April
28
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...

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