Toyotathon

For several decades now, Toyota has been selling cars, trucks, SUVs and pickup trucks to an eager American audience. American drivers have been drawn to the vehicles in the Toyota fleet for a number of reasons – including Toyota’s legendary reliability, strong resale value and reputation for quality and safety.
 
Drivers have also been drawn to Toyota for the versatility of the fleet and the large number of vehicles they have to choose from. Whether you are looking for an affordable family sedan, a starter car for the kids or a fun to drive utility vehicle, you can find it at your local Toyota dealer.
 
Drivers who value quality, reliability and a legendary resale value may want to look at the Toyota Camry. The Camry has long been one of the hottest sellers in the entire automotive market, and it is easy to see why the vehicle has remained so popular year after year and decade after decade.
 
The Corolla is another mainstay of the Toyota fleet, and another example of excellent styling, strong reliability and superior resale value. Whether you are buying your first Toyota or already a fan of the nameplate, there are many things to love in the Corolla.
 
The Toyota Corolla gets an impressive 30 miles per gallon, even in city driving, but it does even better on the highway. On highway trips drivers can expect to get an even more impressive 42 miles per gallon, so you can hit the road with confidence and keep more of your money in your pocket.
 
Toyota is known for its extensive line of family sedans and economy cars, but it is also known for fun to drive vehicles like the RAV4. The RAV4 offers a great combination of rugged good looks, smart styling and excellent value, making it the perfect choice for driving enthusiasts and cash-strapped consumers alike.
 
The Toyota RAV4 is a fun to drive vehicle and is an excellent value for all kinds of drivers. And with an EPA rating of 24 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway, the RAV4 is just as economical to drive as it is to buy.
 
Whether you are looking for a reliable starter car, a reliable family sedan or a fun to drive vehicle, you can find it all at Royal Palm Toyota. Just head down to Royal Palm Toyota for a test drive and see what these great vehicles are all about.

The Toyota Camry – Why a Pre-Owned Camry is Always a Winning Choice

When the time comes to replace your old car, you have two very different choices. You could buy a brand new vehicle right off the assembly line, or you could buy a used vehicle instead.
 
If the vehicle you have in mind is a Toyota Camry, there are some very sound reasons to choose a gently used model over a brand new one. The Toyota Camry has long been a favorite with drivers from all walks of life, and that makes it a particular good choice for buyers who prefer the cost savings of a pre-owned vehicle to a brand new one. Here are just a few reasons you should consider a pre-owned Toyota Camry instead of a brand new model.
 
The Toyota Camry is a True Classic
Many automakers love to change up their vehicles every year – adding new amenities, changing the layout of the passenger cabin and making changes just because the can.
 
Toyota sees things very differently. They see no reason to change something that has been working so well for so long. The Toyota Camry has been a classic and much loved passenger car right from the start, and the iconic Japanese automaker sees no reason to make changes.
 
The fact that the Toyota Camry model changes so little from year to year makes it a particularly good value on the pre-owned market. If you choose a pre-owned Toyota Camry, you will get the same good looks and high quality as a brand new vehicle – but at a much lower price point.
 
Your Insurance Costs Might Be Lower
It can cost far less to insure a high quality low mileage used car than a new one fresh off the factory floor. The higher the value of the vehicle, the higher the cost to insure it. If you have not factored insurance costs into your car buying budget, you might want to give your agent a call before you go shopping.
 
Since a pre-owned Toyota Camry is likely to be more affordable to insure, you can use the savings to build your emergency fund or just treat yourself and your family to something special. You will have just as much fun driving your used Camry as you would a new one, so you are really not giving up anything in exchange for the cost savings.
 
You Let Someone Else Take the Depreciation Hit
There will always be a market for new cars like the Toyota Camry. Automakers sell millions and millions of new vehicles every year, creating an excellent market for used cars a few years down the road.
 
When you choose the value of a pre-owned Toyota Camry, you let the original buyer take the hit on depreciation. They get the fun and excitement of driving a brand new car – and you get the savings that comes with buying a pre-owned one instead.
 
You can save yourself thousands of dollars simply by choosing the value of a pre-owned Toyota Camry instead of a brand new model.

What’s New in the 2016 Toyota Corolla?

 

Toyota has long been one of the most loved and most trusted nameplates in the automotive industry, and the Corolla has been one of the most popular models. Ever since the first Corolla rolled off the assembly line, this iconic sedan has been known for its reliability, fuel economy and strong resale value.
 
The 2016 version of the Corolla offers many of the features long-time Toyota fans are looking for, plus some additional features that are brand new for this model year. Here are some of the key differences between the brand new 2016 Toyota Corolla and previous incarnations of this classic sedan.
 
The exterior of the 2016 Toyota Corolla is much the same as the 2015 model. That is because the Corolla underwent a major redesign a couple years ago, so the classic lines and stylish skin of the 2016 Corolla has not changed much.
 
That does not mean the 2016 Corolla is completely unchanged, however. Sharp-eyed drivers will no doubt spot the beautiful alloy wheels on the LE Plus version, and premium trim versions of the 2016 sedan feature a somewhat darker shade of gray than the regular trim model.
 
The real differences between the 2015 and 2016 Toyota Corolla mostly center around the technological features of the sedan. The Toyota Entune system is fully on display here, and the new version of this classic sedan includes many more options than the vehicle that rolled off the assembly line a year ago.
 
The Entune Audio Plus connected navigation systems are optional upgrades for the 2016 Toyota Corolla. The option is available across a number of trim levels, including the LE, LE Eco and S models. Buyers who choose the Entune Audio Plus system will also be able to upgrade to version 2.5, which adds the new Siri Eyes-Free functionally to an already packed list of features.
 
The 2016 version of the Toyota Corolla also includes Slacker Internet radio so drivers can enjoy their favorite tunes no matter where they roam. For 2016, the Bing search engine has been replaced with Destination Search.
 
Fans of the Toyota Corolla may want to wait for the 2016 Special Edition. The Special Edition was first announced in February, and it got the attention of Toyota fans from coast to coast. At that time, Toyota announced that they would be building some 8,000 of these Special Edition 2016 Toyota Corolla sedans.
 
This limited production run is expected to come in at a price point just over $20,000. That price puts the 2016 Special Edition Toyota Corolla in line with similar models from Hyundai and Ford. The Special Edition includes a number of unique features not available in other models, including the Toyota Smart Key system, push button start, specially designed seats and other accent upgrades.  The 2016 Special Edition of the Toyota Corolla also comes in three unique colors – absolutely red, super white and black sand pearl.
 
Whether you choose the Special Edition or one of the other trim levels, the 2016 Toyota Corolla is definitely worth a look – and a drive. Long time fans of the iconic Japanese carmaker will find all their favorite features, while newcomers will find lots to love as well.

Fun Things to See and Do in Palm Beach this December

If you live in the Palm Beach area, you already know about the abundant sunshine and warm weather – even during the holiday season. What you may not know is that there are plenty of great ways to celebrate this special time of year – even if there is nary a snowflake in sight.
 
The month of December is chock full of great events – some holiday themed and some not. Here is just a small sampling of the many things to see and do this December throughout the Palm Beach area.
 
Let Your Inner Foodie Play
You do not have to be a gourmet or a wine aficionado to enjoy the annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest. This year’s celebration takes place from December 10 through December 13, and it features award-winning chefs and culinary experts from around the world. Whether you want to see the latest trends in the foodie world, enjoy some of the best wines you will ever taste or just relax for an afternoon, the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest is the place to be.
 
Take in a Football Game
The end of the year is football season, so it is only fitting that the Palm Beach area is hosting the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. This year the bowl game takes place on December 22, so you can enjoy some great football with the family and still have time to finish your last-minute shopping. This clash of gridiron titans pits the best teams of the Mid-American conference and Conference USA against one another to determine once and for all who is the king of the pigskin.
 
Enjoy the Beauty of Nature
If you want to revel in the beauty of nature, you need to stop by the Nature Preserved exhibit at the Cultural Center of Palm Beach County. This wonderful venue is the perfect place to view works by artists such as Ingrid Barreneche, Isabel Gouveia, Kim Heise, Virginia McKinney and others. Designed to raise awareness of climate change and modern threats to the natural world, this stunning exhibit is sure to provoke some discussions on the way home.
 
The exhibit runs through January 2, so there is still time to take a look. If you are looking for something fun and culturally enriching to do this December, this exhibit is the perfect choice.
 
The West Palm Beach area is known for its beauty and abundant sunshine, but there are plenty of great things to see and do as well. As the month of December gets underway, you might need to make a list so you don’t miss out on any of these great activities.

Ways to Increase the Life of Your Tires

In general, there are three ways in which you will come to own the tires on your car.  Either you will have purchased a new vehicle, which will come with original equipment tires (which can sometimes vary on a particular model depending on what packages are included on the specific vehicle you’re purchasing); you will purchase a previously owned vehicle which will have tires that already have wear on them that are either original equipment or replacement tires, or you will replace your vehicle tires yourself.  Sooner or later all cars will need new tires, but most people will agree that they’d like it to be later, much later if possible.

Extending the life of your tires even by a few thousand miles is going to keep your money in your wallet that much longer and that’s something everyone can appreciate.  By taking a little extra care of your tires you can easily extend their life; here are a few ways it can be done:

First, and probably the most overlooked way to keep your current tires on your car longer is to keep them properly inflated.  Proper tire inflation keeps the part of the tire (the tread) that’s supposed to come in contact with the road where it should be while making sure the other portions, like the sidewalls, aren’t being adversely affected.  Your owner’s manual will clearly state what your tires should be inflated to and you can purchase an easy to use tire pressure gauge at any auto parts store.  Be careful not to over-inflate, and if you are concerned you won’t be able to get them to the proper inflation level, stop by your dealership or mechanic and they will certainly help you out.

Second, and another easy way to prolong your tire’s lives is to rotate them regularly.  Cars come in front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, but even this last category has a primary set of drive wheels it uses during typical driving conditions.  Whichever is the case for your vehicle, the drive wheels will tend to wear out more quickly, making it important to rotate them (at a minimum back to front), so that your complete set of tires wears down at the same rate.  This can easily be taken care of when you have your car’s oil change, as your car will already be in the service bay and up on the rack.  Depending on your regular driving environment (city, in-town driving, etc.) you may end up usually making one direction turn (right versus left) much more frequently.  If you know this is the case, ask your service provider to rotate the tires diagonally as this will ensure more even wear over their lifespan.

Just following these two simple steps will extend the life of your tires and save you money over the course of vehicle ownership.  Additionally, following these two tips will also improve your gas mileage and the comfort of your ride.  So in this case saving money even has fringe benefits!