Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

2023 Toyota Highlander White driving on the road

How to Test Drive a Car Properly

3 Things to Keep in Mind While Test Driving a Car 

Before you hand over your hard-earned cash for a car, it’s important to take it out for a test drive. This will help you get a feel for the car and see how it responds in different situations. However, many people don’t know how to test drive a car. They end up not learning anything about the car or, worse; they damage it. In this blog by Western Slope Toyota in Grand Junction, CO, we’ll show you how to test drive a car properly so that you can make an informed decision about your purchase. 

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How to Maintain the Cooling System of Your Car?

Tips to Maintain the Cooling System of the Vehicle

The cooling system is one of the most essential systems in your vehicle. It helps to keep your engine cool and clean while it’s running. A problem with the cooling system can cause significant issues with your engine – and engine repairs can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to maintain your vehicle’s cooling system and ensure it’s continuously operating at its best. Keep reading this blog by Western Slope Toyota in Grand Junction, CO; we have compiled a list of tips to help you minimize your vehicle’s concerns and maximize its performance and efficiency. 

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Pets in a car

How to Travel Safely in a Car with Pets

Helpful Tips for Safe Travel with Pets 

Do you love pets? And do you have to travel a lot as well? Well, if you are a pet lover, you wouldn’t want to travel without your best buddy. But car journeys can be disturbing for pets for several reasons. Road trips in a car can make your pet very sick, and the car trip itself can be unsafe if proper care isn’t taken. So, if you are a pet lover, then read this post by Western Slope Toyota to know helpful tips for having safe travel with your pet in your car. 

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A lady in red color top is feeling nauseous in a car

Tips to Avoid Car Sickness

How to Avoid Car Sickness

Fortunate are those people who have never had car sickness. Car sickness is unpleasant and uncomfortable. The symptoms associated with car sickness, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, cold sweats, etc., cause a lot of discomforts. It takes all the fun away from the experience of traveling in a car. Instead of enjoying the passing scenery from the window, you end up feeling anxious and stressed. Women and kids are more prone to car sickness. If you tend to get car sickness, do not worry. Here, in this blog by the Western Slope Toyota dealership in Grand Junction, CO, we are presenting a few valuable tips to avoid car sickness.

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How Does the Toyota’s Advanced Park Work?  

An Overview of the Toyota’s Advanced Park  

Toyota’s parking sensors use ultrasonic wave technology to detect the distance between other cars and objects, alleviating the stress of maneuvering your Toyota into those tight parking places. A beeping tone and notifications on a visual display will be placed discreetly into the front and rear bumpers. The Western Slope Toyota in Grand Junction, CO, brings this overview video of Toyota’s Advanced Park.   

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When Should I Get My Tires Rotated?

You shouldn’t ignore your tires and drive on them until they get thin. That’s dangerous and you would be spending more money on tires than you need to. Thin tires lose traction, making it easier to lose control of the vehicle at high speeds, or hydroplane, or spin out. What is a simple solution? Rotating your tires. Continue reading for more advice on how to know when to rotate your tires.

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How Do I Get My Car Windows Looking Clean and Clear?

Dirty windows are a safety hazard. It may not seem like that big of a deal if you’re not paying attention to it, but the clarity of your windows has a very real effect on how safely you can drive. Cleaner windows will: resist ice, whisk water away, reduce fog, and ensure maximum visibility. Read on below for advice on how to get your windows as clear as possible and keep them that way. 

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gloved hands cleaning steering wheel with spray bottle and rag

How to Spring Clean your Car

It’s not the most fun thing to clean out your car, but it always feels great to step into a nice, clean vehicle. The only way to make it happen is to pay someone to clean out your car, or to get out there and take care of it yourself. Maybe all you need is a little guidance to get the confidence you need to tackle the job of cleaning out your car, no matter how intimidating it is.  

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man about to jump start a vehicle

How to jump start your Toyota Prius

Instructions on how to jump-start your Prius  

If you ever lost your key card, found it under the passenger seat, then accidentally turned on the hazard lights without realizing for about eight hours of your shift and came back to your Prius to come to the conclusion your battery is dead, you are not alone. Besides this very specific example, we all make mistakes and lose our battery juice from time to time. Keep reading to learn how to jump-start your Prius.  Read the rest of this entry >>