Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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 >>

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

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? Read the rest of this entry >>

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

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. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Spring Automotive Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Your Toyota in the Bangor Area

Top 5 Spring Car Care Tips and Tricks

Spring is in the air in the Bangor area – we hope. When the snow clears, it is time to hit the road on your next family adventure and it is important to keep up with regular automotive maintenance. Ensure that your 2019 Toyota RAV4 stays in peak condition with these top 5 spring car care tips and tricks from the Downeast Toyota Service Department. Read the rest of this entry >>

Family in the Back of a 2019 Toyota Sienna Using the Dual-View Rear Entertainment System

Step-By-Step Guide to the Toyota Sienna Dual-View Blu-ray Disc™ Rear Entertainment Center

How To Use the Toyota Sienna Dual-View Rear Entertainment System

The 2019 Toyota Sienna is the quintessential family hauler in the Toyota model lineup and employs a wealth of family-friendly features to make family road trips more fun. In addition to the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 infotainment system, the Toyota Sienna is available with a Dual-View Blu-ray Disc™ Entertainment System that features a 16.4-inch LCD display for rear passengers, two 120-volt power outlets and two sets of wireless headphones. With this feature, passengers can watch two movies simultaneously to avoid family conflict. Learn how to use the Toyota Sienna Dual-View Rear Entertainment System with this quick how-to guide. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a Toyota Sienna that will fit your family lifestyle! 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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