How to Change a Flat Tire

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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Having a flat tire is never anyone’s idea of a good time. However, this is something that every driver should be prepared to deal with at any given time. If you find yourself in a situation where you have a flat tire, our staff at Toyota South wants to be sure that you know all of the steps of changing the flat out for a spare. After that, we can take care of mounting and balancing a brand-new tire for you on your Toyota RAV4 or Toyota Prius.

Changing A Tire

  • Be sure that you pull over to a safe area on the side of the road while allowing plenty of room to work.
  • Get your spare tire ready along with your jack and your lug wrench.
  • Loosen the wheel lugs on your flat tire before you jack up the vehicle.
  • After jacking up the car, you can remove the flat and put the spare tire in place.
  • Carefully lower your vehicle with the jack and then tighten up all of the wheel lugs.
  • Double check to make sure that all of the lugs are fully tightened before driving away.

Tip: You may not know where you place the jack to raise your vehicle. In this case, consult your owner’s manual for guidance on proper, safe jack placement.

Everyone should have a properly inflated spare tire and the necessary tools for changing a flat in their vehicle at all times. If you have any questions or need to get a spare for your car, our team at Toyota South will help. Contact us today at (859) 353-6781 to set up a Toyota service appointment for a brand-new tire. You will find our full-service Toyota dealership located at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY if you would like to talk with our service team in person.

How to Budget for a New Car

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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The thought of potentially buying or leasing a new car is always exciting. Throughout this excitement, it is always best to think about putting together a new car budget to help with the process. We want you to know that we are always here to help at Toyota South, so all you have to do is check out some of our handy tools online or stop by to talk with our team in person. For now, we have put together some great information that will help you to get started on your new car budget.

Overall Price

Regardless of whether or not you are interested in a used Toyota car or one of our new models, you need to understand what makes up the overall vehicle cost. As you shop around for a Toyota Corolla or a Toyota RAV4, know that the total price will include things like any optional feature or extended warranties that you choose, along with the title and registration fees, as well as sales tax. Adding all of these costs together will give you a clearer picture of the overall price of your vehicle.

Monthly Payment Calculation

Understanding what you might be paying each month will help you to stay within your budget. This is why we offer easy tools on our website where you can calculate your trade-in value, estimate your payments, and apply for your auto financing. Keep in mind that the more money you are able to put down on a new vehicle, the lower your regular monthly payments will go.

Toyota South is conveniently located at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY when you are ready to take a test drive. If you have any questions on the best tips for planning out your new car budget, simply give us a call in the sales department at (859) 353-6781, and we will be happy to help.

You Can Use your Tax Refund at Toyota South!

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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Toyota deals are always available at your local Toyota car dealership near Lexington, KY. When tax season rolls around, it can be the perfect time to use your refund or the money you saved on taxes to buy a new or used model. Our staff at Toyota South can help you to find the best possible way to put your money to good use. All you need to do is come by to talk with us about your financing options.

With the average tax refund coming in at about $2,500 to $3,000, it is no wonder why drivers are looking to use their funds for a down payment on a new Toyota car. If you are going to be using your current ride as a trade-in, you will have even more value to put toward your down payment. This means less money that you’ll have to borrow and less money toward loan interest.

Tax Refunds and Financing

You are never expected to know all the ins and outs of buying a new vehicle, which is where our customer service and financing teams come in. Talk with us about your tax refund and how you would like to use it for a new Toyota RAV4 or Toyota Corolla, and we can go over your best options. You will also find a wealth of convenient tools available on our website that you can use even before you head to our dealership. Take some time online to value your trade, estimate your loan payments, and then fill out your Toyota finance application to see what amount you may qualify for.

Toyota South is located at 961 Four Mile Road in lovely Richmond, KY when you are ready to make your tax refund work for you. If you have questions on current selection and any available incentives, please call our sales team at (859) 624-1313.

Toyota South is Celebrating National Car Care Month

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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Not only is spring in full swing during the month of April, but this is also National Car Care Month. We always want our customers at Toyota South to have all the information they need to care for their vehicle, both inside and out. During National Car Care Month, you can bring your Toyota Corolla or Toyota Prius in for service at our state-of-the-art Toyota dealership. All you have to do is contact us to set up a convenient appointment time to drop your car off with our trained technicians.

What Is National Car Care Month?

The truth is that a lot of drivers will often put off or skip over the suggested maintenance for their vehicle. The Car Care Council puts on National Car Care Month in April to give drivers insider tips and tricks on keeping their vehicle in great working condition. On their website, as well as their related social media pages, you will find information on car care, preventative maintenance, safe driving, and much more. Of course, you can also look to us at Toyota South for any concerns or questions you might have.

Our Car Care Professionals

We are here for you in our professional Toyota service center at Toyota South to provide you with all the ToyotaCare that your vehicle needs. Our service department is open Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 7:30am to 6pm, Tuesday from 7:30am to 7pm, and Saturday from 8am to 2pm for your convenience. Whether you need an oil change, genuine Toyota parts, or major repairs, you can trust our team will take good care of your car.

When you are ready to set up your service appointment at Toyota South, call us at (859) 353-6781 or simply stop by to see us in person at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY. You can also take advantage of our easy online scheduling form to set up your appointment.

Spring is Here, So Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready!

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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While we don’t always get buried with several feet of snow in the winter, it is still nice to gear up for spring weather in the Richmond, KY area. When it comes to your vehicle, it is always a good idea to set up a time to pay special attention with a bit of spring automotive care and maintenance. At Toyota South, we have trained technicians working in our Toyota service center to address whatever automotive needs you have to get your car ready for spring road trips and regular daily driving. All it takes is a simple phone call to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers work overtime in the winter to keep your windshield clean and the view clear. When you bring in your Toyota Prius or Toyota Avalon for service, we can look at the rubber to see if the blades need to be replaced. We can also top off the wiper fluid and check the line to ensure there is no clogging.

Tire Health

Winter driving conditions can take a toll on your tires, so a full tire inspection is a great way to spot any damage before it turns out to be something dangerous. We can inspect the rubber, inflate your tires, and also rotate them for you. If you need new tires on your vehicle, we can get them set up by mounting and balancing them during your appointment.

These are just a few of the maintenance tasks you should be getting done on your vehicle this spring. In addition to the services we offer, spring is an excellent time to thoroughly wash your vehicle to remove all signs of road salt and grime and to keep your exterior in pristine condition. If you would like to set up your spring service appointment, call our Toyota service team at (859) 353-6781. You will find Toyota South conveniently located at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY.

Ready Set Go! Check Out the Savings at Toyota South

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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We know that our customers at Toyota South deserve nothing but the best, which is why we stock our dealership with the latest Toyota models. We also make sure to bring you the best savings possible so that you can drive away in a new vehicle and feel good about it. The month of March brings a ton of excitement with the Ready Set Go! Sales Event, which is your chance to save some money on one of countless new vehicles currently in stock at your local Richmond, KY Toyota dealership.

2019 Toyota Highlander LE

The 2019 Toyota Highlander LE is a beautiful new Toyota SUV that brings you comfortable seating for up to eight passengers. Inside, you have plenty of convenience features, including a 60/40 split second- and third-row seat, the Entune™ Audio system with Bluetooth® capability and five USB ports for easy device charging. Talk with us about your chance to buy this model with $1,250 cash back or to lease it for just $259 a month for 36 months with only $2,999 due at the time of lease signing.

2019 Toyota Corolla

Taking a look under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Corolla, you’ll find an efficient four-cylinder 1.8-liter engine that puts out 132 horsepower along with 128 lbs.-ft. of torque. On the inside, you get the amazing Entune™ Audio Plus system with a seven-inch high-res touch-screen. Talk with us about your chance at $2,000 cash back on this model or our lease offer of just $199 a month for 36 months with only $2,999 due at signing.

Are you interested in these models or other options in our inventory at Toyota South? Please come by to see us at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY so that we can match you with the perfect ride. If you have questions on the Ready Set Go! Sales Event, please give us a call in the sales department at (859) 624-1313.

The Pick and Roll Sales Event is Happening Right Now

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Do you want to save money on a new Toyota car? If so, we have the incentives you need to make a smart buying or leasing decision at Toyota South. We are holding the Pick & Roll Sales Event, which brings a variety of savings made to suit any driving personality or budget. We invite you to come by to talk with our customer service team about your wants and must-haves while you shop for a vehicle so that we can pair you to the ultimate ride. Once you find the vehicle you love, we can have you talk with our in-house Toyota finance team.

2019 Toyota RAV4 LE

For a compact Toyota SUV that is big on performance and personality, we can show you the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 LE. This all-new Toyota RAV4 comes with Entune™ 3.0 Audio including a seven-inch touch-screen display as well as the full Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 package. Find out how you can lease this model for only $229 a month for 36 months with just $2,999 due at the time of signing.

2019 Toyota Camry LE

The new 2019 Toyota Camry LE is an option in our lineup that comes with a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine that is expertly paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. You also have a full selection of safety equipment with this vehicle, along with advanced airbags. Find out how you can lease one for only $219 a month for 36 months with just $2,999 due at the time of signing.

No matter what your driving style might be, we have the inventory you need during the Pick & Roll Sales Event happening now at Toyota South. Our state-of-the-art showroom is located at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY, where you can stop by to take a test drive. If you have questions on your ability to buy or lease, simply call our sales team at (859) 624-1313.

Getting Ready to Test Drive a New Toyota?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 2:42 AM
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You have a lot to think about when you decide that a new Toyota car is in your near future. With all of the body styles, features, and safety technology that make up the current lineup, you need to do your best during a test drive to find that one vehicle that has everything you need and want. At Toyota South, we would love to talk with you about the things you are looking for in a vehicle. When it comes to your test drive, our staff has put together some helpful tips to make it go as smoothly as possible.

Features and Technology

What draws you to a particular vehicle to begin with? Are you looking for a versatile SUV like the new Toyota Highlander or would you prefer the body style of a new Toyota Camry? Your test drive is a good time to look at all of the features and technology in person. During the walkthrough before you set out on the roads, our team will go over the infotainment system, safety tech, and other important points that the vehicle has to offer.

On the Roads

What types of roads do you usually travel on your daily commute? The test drive is your time to see how the vehicle handles in a variety of driving situations. Use the brakes in city traffic, maneuver into and out of a tough parking spot, and see how the car handles on the highway at a higher speed.

Do you still have questions on some of the finer points to touch on during a test drive? Stop by to see us today at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY. If you have questions regarding our current inventory or Toyota financing options, please give us a call at (859) 624-6781.

What Exactly is Gap Insurance and Who Needs It?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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Have you been thinking about coming in to see us at Toyota South to talk about buying or leasing a new Toyota Tacoma or another model? We carry a full selection of amazing vehicles at our Richmond, KY Toyota dealer location and we also have a knowledgeable customer service team ready to ensure you have a memorable experience. If you are wondering about gap insurance coverage and whether or not this is something that you need, we are happy to help. In the meantime, we have put together some information on this coverage and how it may pertain to you.

Understanding Gap Insurance

When financing your new Toyota car, the chances are good you will owe more than the vehicle is worth when you drive it off of the lot due to depreciation. Should your vehicle get stolen or end up totaled in an accident, your insurance company is only going to give you the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of the theft or loss. Guaranteed asset protection, known as gap insurance or loan/lease payoff, is there to act as a buffer in this situation.

When you have gap insurance coverage, it helps to pay for the difference between the amount that you owe on the vehicle and what it is worth. Without this insurance coverage, you would be responsible for paying off the loan without having the ability to drive your vehicle. Gap insurance generally only costs a few extra dollars a month and you do have the option to discontinue coverage whenever it is no longer necessary to have.

Toyota South is conveniently located at 961 Four Mile Road in lovely Richmond, KY whenever you are ready to buy or lease a new Toyota. If you still have gap insurance questions, feel free to call us at (859) 353-6781.

What Did You Make For 2019 Car Resolutions?

By dmyers | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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Whether you are currently driving a new Toyota RAV4 or you have an older model, any driver knows that proper vehicle maintenance makes a difference in drivability, safety, and the overall lifespan of your ride. If you have put together a list of car goals and resolutions for the new year, Toyota South is available for the assistance, professional service, and automotive advice you are looking for. We invite you to come by to talk with us or browse our website to find out more about what we have to offer.

Toyota Parts and Accessories

It is important that you have the genuine parts and accessories that you need for your vehicle. Whether a part needs to be replaced or you are looking for performance accessories, we have a fully stocked Toyota parts center staffed by trained professionals to get you exactly what you need. We can even set up a time for you in our service center to have your parts or accessories installed.

Toyota Service

We encourage our customers to bring their vehicles to our Toyota service center to have regular maintenance and repairs done to improve vehicle life. Our state-of-the-art service center has the latest equipment and is staffed by trained Toyota technicians for your oil changes, transmission work, brake inspections, and so on.

Tire Care

In terms of the tires on your vehicle, they should be checked regular for tire pressure as well as even wear and tear. We can also take a look at the amount of tire tread and get you set up for new tires to be mounted and balanced if your vehicle needs them.

Bring your vehicle to us at Toyota South at 961 Four Mile Road in Richmond, KY when you need help with keeping your automotive resolutions. If you would like to set up regular service appointments, simply give our service team a call at (859) 353-6781.