Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

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

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Man Using Push-Button Start in the 2019 Toyota RAV4

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. (more…)

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

Monday, August 26th, 2019
Diagram of Blue Car with Radar and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist on a City Street

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™! (more…)

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

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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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! (more…)

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

Friday, July 26th, 2019
Man Sitting in Driver's Seat of a 2020 Toyota Corolla with Apple CarPlay on the Toyota Entune 3.0 Display

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! (more…)

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

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Key and Key Fob on a Dashboard with White Text Box and Black How To Replace the Battery in Your Toyota Key Fob Text

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! (more…)

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

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Diagram of Blue Car Following Black Car on the Road with 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. (more…)

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

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Red Toyota Camry in a Service Department on a Lift with Black Text Box and White How To Reset the Toyota Maintenance Light Text

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! (more…)

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

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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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. (more…)

When Do You Need to Replace the Windshield Wiper Blades on Your Toyota RAV4?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Two Hands on a Steering Wheel with Smeared Rain on Windshield and a Black Rectangle with White Windshield Wiper Maintenance and Care Text

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wiper Blades on Your Toyota?

Spring is in the air at Downeast Toyota and it is time to get ready for your next family adventure. When you hit the road this spring and summer, your ability to see the road is vital and that means you will need a set of high-quality windshield wiper blades when the spring and summer rains arrive. Families that are on the move this spring may want to know – how often should you replace windshield wiper blades on your 2019 Toyota RAV4? (more…)

What Are the Different Types of Tires for Your Toyota Tacoma at Downeast Toyota?

Monday, April 8th, 2019
Gray, Green and White 2019 Toyota RAV4 Models Parked by Water with Close Up of Wheels and Tires

What Kind of Tires Should You Buy for Your Toyota Bangor ME?

Are you doing some automotive spring cleaning? After a long winter in Maine, it may be time for a new set of tires for your 2019 Toyota RAV4 this spring and many car shoppers want to know – what kind of tires should you buy for your Toyota in Bangor, ME? Take a look at the different types of tires available in the Downeast Toyota Tire Store to find the right fit for your Toyota car, truck or crossover this season. (more…)