Category Archives: Safety

Diagram of Blue Car with Radar and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist on a City Street

Step-By-Step Instructions for the Toyota Lane Departure Alert Feature

How To Use and Operate Toyota Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

Toyota Safety Sense™ technology is a highlight of the brand that promises to help keep you and your family safe. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist is a key factor in the Toyota Safety Sense™ equation that employs radar and sensors to detect when your 2019 Toyota RAV4 strays from your lane at speeds over 32 mph and will provide an audible alert. When a lane deviation is detected, the Steering Assist component will automatically make small corrections to redirect your Toyota vehicle. Learn how to use and operate Toyota Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist technology with this step-by-step guide. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a model equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™! Read the rest of this entry >>

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8 Toyota Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards at Downeast Toyota

Which Toyota Models Are IIHS Top Safety Picks Bangor ME?

What is at the top of your automotive wishlist? If safety and innovative safety technology are at the top, then the Toyota brand will deliver award-winning safety at every turn with eight IIHS Top Safety Picks in the lineup. Families who are drawn to award-winning safety may want to know – which Toyota models are IIHS Top Safety Picks in Bangor, ME? Find the right fit with this guide to Toyota safety features, ratings and awards! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Stay Safe in the Bangor Area this Fall with Fall Driving Tips and Tricks at Downeast Toyota

Top 10 Fall Driving Safety and Maintenance Tips

Fall weather and fall foliage are just around the corner and it is time to get your 2019 Toyota RAV4 ready for your next family adventure this fall. Check out this list of top 10 fall driving safety and maintenance tips created by Downeast Toyota! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota RAV4 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick and 5-Star NHTSA Crash Test Rating

What Are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Safety Features and Ratings?

When you set out on your next family adventure, safety is always a priority and the family-friendly 2018 Toyota RAV4 will fit the bill at Downeast Toyota. If you are in search of a safe, practical compact crossover and you are loyal to the Toyota brand, you may want to know – what are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 safety features and ratings? Take a closer look at Downeast Toyota! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Tips and Tricks To Help Defog Your Windows in Bad Weather

How To Defog the Windows in Your Toyota RAV4

We have all been there – you get up in the morning to head to work and the windows on your 2018 Toyota RAV4 are fogged up. If you have been in this situation, you understand how frustrating it can be, how difficult it can be to see and you may have struggled to defog your car windows. Learn how to defog the windows in your Toyota RAV4 with these tips and tricks provided by Downeast Toyota.

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Diagram of Toyota Safety Sense Pre-Collision System with Car on the Road and Pedestrians in the Crosswalk

Explore the Toyota Tacoma Safety Ratings and Technology

What Are the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Safety Features?

Is safety a priority when you look for a brand-new Toyota car, truck or crossover? Tailor-made for hard work and adventure, the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck is a fan favorite at Downeast Toyota. Even with a rugged design and reputation, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma still puts safety first with an impressive list of innovative safety features. If you are interested in a hard-working pickup truck that doubles as a capable family hauler, you may want to know – what are the 2019 Toyota Tacoma safety features? Find out more at Downeast Toyota! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota Temporary Spare Tire Specs and Driving Range

How Far Can You Drive Your Toyota Camry on a Spare Tire?

When disaster strikes and you get a flat tire on your 2018 Toyota Camry, you are faced with the time-honored task of changing your tire on the side of the road. Temporary tires are a lightweight, less-reliable backup plan that makes it easier to maneuver, but many drivers want to know – how far can you drive your Toyota Camry on a spare tire? Equipped with a temporary spare tire, you will have a driving range of 50 miles before you should have your punctured tire repaired or replaced. Check your Toyota Owner’s Manual for more details. Read the rest of this entry >>

Blue and Silver 2018 Toyota Sienna Models in a Parking Lot by a Lake

Toyota Corolla, Camry, Highlander and Sienna Named to Consumer Reports 10 Best List

Toyota 2018 Consumer Reports Ratings, Rankings and Top Picks

Purchasing a brand-new car, truck or crossover represents a significant investment that makes many car shoppers hesitant. Consumer Reports provides car buyers with an in-depth overview of vehicles that examines safety, reliability, owner satisfaction and road test data to create an annual list of top picks. Toyota models are a mainstay on that list. Take a closer look at what makes the Toyota brand stand out from the automotive crowd with this guide to Toyota 2018 Consumer Reports ratings, rankings and top picks. Read the rest of this entry >>

Forrest Road Covered in Snow

What Should You Do When Your Car Starts to Slide on Icy Roads?

How To Correct a Skid on Ice and Snow in the Winter

Winter has arrived in Maine. When winter arrives and road conditions deteriorate, it is important to pay attention to your driving habits. In an ideal world, you can avoid driving on snow- and ice-covered roads – that is not always the case – and when you are on the road, there is a good chance you will run into some issues. Learn how to correct a skid on ice and snow in the winter when disaster strikes with this quick winter driving safety guide provided by Downeast Toyota. Read the rest of this entry >>

Diagram of Toyota Safety Sense Pedestrian Detection with Silver Car and Pedestrian Outlined in Red Crossing the street

Toyota Safety Sense™ Gets an Upgrade for the 2018 Model Year

New Second-Generation Toyota Safety Sense™ Features and Technology

Toyota models are on the cutting edge of automotive technology and Toyota Safety Sense™ is an important aspect of Toyota safety. Armed with standard Toyota Safety Sense™ technology, 11 Toyota models have earned IIHS Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards. With an eye on the future, Toyota engineers have upgraded the innovative suite of safety features for the new model year. Explore the new second-generation Toyota Safety Sense™ features and technology with this guide. Read the rest of this entry >>