Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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What Is the Warranty on a Toyota Hybrid Battery?

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Toyota Hybrid Battery?

Are you looking for an ultra-efficient Toyota car or crossover that will not break the bank at the fuel pump? Hybrid vehicles like the iconic 2020 Toyota Prius, the family-friendly 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the next-generation 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid may fit the bill. The Toyota brand is a trendsetter in the hybrid automotive market and while it is very rare for a hybrid battery to fail, many cautious car shoppers want to know – how much does it cost to replace a Toyota hybrid battery? Learn more about Toyota hybrid batteries and warranties with this quick overview! Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Using the Toyota Entune Touchscreen Audio System with CD Player in a 2019 Toyota 4Runner

Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, SiriusXM® and Streaming Audio Replace CD Players

Which Toyota Models Are Available with a CD Player?

With the growing popularity of Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and streaming music platforms, many automakers are foregoing CD players in their vehicles. If you have an extensive selection of CDs and you are interested in a brand-new Toyota car, truck, minivan or crossover, you may want to know – which Toyota models are available with a CD player? Find out which Toyota models will cater to your musical interests with this quick guide created by Downeast Toyota! Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Using Push-Button Start in the 2019 Toyota RAV4

Why Won’t My Toyota Camry Start with Push-Button Start?

Top 5 Reasons Why Toyota Push-Button Start Won’t Work

Toyota Smart Key® with push-button start is a popular feature in the 2019 Toyota Camry and many more Toyota-brand models – but what happens when you push the START button and it doesn’t work? Find out what the problem might be with this list of the top 5 reasons why Toyota push-button start won’t work provided by Downeast Toyota. Read the rest of this entry >>

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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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 >>

Man Sitting in Driver's Seat of a 2020 Toyota Corolla with Apple CarPlay on the Toyota Entune 3.0 Display

Step-By-Step Instructions To Use Apple CarPlay in Your Toyota RAV4

How To Connect Your Toyota with Apple CarPlay

Armed with the innovative Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system, many next-generation Toyota models will provide one-touch access to Apple CarPlay. When you slide into the driver’s seat of the 2019 Toyota RAV4, Apple CarPlay will make access to Apple Maps, text messages, iTunes, Waze, Spotify and more of your favorite apps simple and safe. Learn how to connect your Toyota with Apple CarPlay with these simple step-by-step instructions. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a vehicle with Apple CarPlay! Read the rest of this entry >>

Key and Key Fob on a Dashboard with White Text Box and Black How To Replace the Battery in Your Toyota Key Fob Text

Step-By-Step Instructions to Change the Battery in Your Toyota Key Fob

How To Replace the Battery in Your Toyota Key Fob

Is your Toyota Smart Key® key fob not working? It may be time for a new battery in your Toyota RAV4 key fob. When the battery life in your Toyota key fob is low – the standard battery life is 1 to 2 years – you will hear an alarm in the cabin when the engine stops. Learn how to replace the battery in your Toyota key fob with these step-by-step instructions and a how-to video – all you need is a small flathead screwdriver and a replacement battery. Find a Toyota car, truck or crossover to fit your lifestyle today when you visit the Downeast Toyota inventory! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Step-By-Step Guide to Toyota Cruise Control and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

How To Set and Operate Toyota RAV4 Cruise Control

When you get behind the wheel of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 for your next family adventure, cruise control and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control promise to come in handy. Armed with this step-by-step guide, you can learn how to set and operate the Toyota RAV4 cruise control feature. With cruise control, you can set a speed and adjust it in 1 MPH increments to help maintain a steady speed and the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control feature will upgrade that capability with the ability to automatically accelerate and slow down to maintain a set following distance in traffic. To find more specifics, make sure to check your Toyota owner’s manual. Read the rest of this entry >>

Red Toyota Camry in a Service Department on a Lift with Black Text Box and White How To Reset the Toyota Maintenance Light Text

Step-By-Step Guide to Turn Off the Toyota Maintenance Required Light

How To Reset the Toyota RAV4 Maintenance Required Light

Are you the proud owner of a brand-new 2019 Toyota RAV4? Regular maintenance and service will ensure that your Toyota RAV4 delivers peak performance every time you get behind the wheel. To help you remember regular maintenance, Toyota vehicles will feature a Maintenance Required Light – MAINT REQD – that will serve as an important reminder. In many cases, after maintenance is performed, the light will reset, but in the event that it does not, it is important to know how to reset the Toyota RAV4 Maintenance Required Light. Learn how with this step-by-step guide! Read the rest of this entry >>

Close Up of Jumper Cables on a Battery with Black Text Box and White How To Jump Start a Toyota Hybrid Text

Step-By-Step Guide to Jump Start a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Toyota Prius

How To Jump Start a Hybrid Toyota Car or Crossover

Armed with fuel-efficient gas engines and high-torque electric motors, Toyota-brand hybrids like the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid crossover, the iconic 2019 Toyota Prius and the all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid provide drivers with unrivaled performance at every turn. But what happens when the battery dies in your Toyota hybrid? Learn how to jump start a hybrid Toyota car or crossover with this step-by-step guide that highlights the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Toyota Prius. Read the rest of this entry >>