Downeast Toyota Blog Posts and Articles in Brewer, ME


Step-By-Step Instructions to Pair Your Smartphone with Toyota Audio Multimedia System

How To Connect to Toyota Audio Multimedia System Bluetooth  Infotainment gets an instant upgrade in next-generation Toyota entries like the 2022 Toyota Tundra with the addition of the innovative and easy-to-use Toyota Audio Multimedia System. Armed with this brand-new interface, many potential owners want to learn how to connect to Toyota Audio Multimedia System Bluetooth. […]

January 7, 2022

Step-By-Step Instructions to the Toyota Cloud Navigation Feature

How To Use Toyota Audio Multimedia System Cloud Navigation  Did you know that the brand-new Toyota Audio Multimedia System – a fixture in the 2022 Toyota Tundra – uses Cloud Navigation to help you get from Point A to Point B? Armed with Cloud Navigation, the Toyota Tundra and many more Toyota models provide integrated navigation with real-time traffic updates, ETA information, points of interest and more. […]

December 27, 2021

How Do the Toyota Remote Connect Features Work in My Toyota?

What Are the Toyota Remote Connect Features?  In a world that always seems to move at a hundred miles an hour, innovative technology like Toyota Remote Connect can make life just a little simpler for families on the go and we are here to help at Downeast Toyota in Bangor, ME. Toyota Remote Connect allows drivers to use their smartphone or smartwatch […]

November 30, 2021

Step-By-Step Instructions to the Toyota Tundra Trailer Backup Guide Feature

How To Use the 2022 Toyota Tundra Trailer Backup Guide  Do you struggle to back your boat up to the dock? Do you have a hard time backing your camper into tight campsites? The third-generation 2022 Toyota Tundra is built for towing and the Trailer Backup Guide System will help make these scenarios simpler and safer […]

November 5, 2021

Updated Towing Features Make Heavy Loads Simple and Safe in the 2022 Toyota Tundra

What Are the 2022 Toyota Tundra Towing Features?  When you slide into the driver’s seat of the 2022 Toyota Tundra at Downeast Toyota in Brewer, ME – the assumption is that you will use that mechanical masterpiece for towing. Armed with a pair of potent powertrains and a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, the […]

November 2, 2021

Step-By-Step Instructions to the Toyota HomeLink Universal Garage Door Opener

How To Program and Use the Toyota HomeLink Garage Door Opener  Are you tired of losing your garage door opener in your purse? Do you always seem to forget it in the house? Toyota models like the 2021 Toyota RAV4 are available with a HomeLink universal garage door opener that is located on the rearview mirror. Learn how to […]

October 7, 2021

Video: Basic Engine Information, Operation and Specs

How Does Your Toyota Engine Work?  Have you ever wanted to know more about how the engine works in your 2021 Toyota RAV4? Toyota and the team here at Downeast Toyota in Brewer, ME want to keep you informed with a quick Engine 101 video that will cover all the basics of your engine and will help […]

August 17, 2021

What Are the Features and Capabilities of Toyota Entune™ Remote Connect?

How Does Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Remote Connect Work?  Technology has the ability to make day-to-day life simpler – and Toyota Entune™ Remote Connect is a key feature available to Toyota owners that will check all the boxes. Bangor-area car shoppers interested in the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross and many more options in the Toyota lineup want to know – how does Toyota Entune™ […]

August 13, 2021

Brand-New 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Adds Next-Generation Technology

What Are the Technology Features in the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross?  The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is the latest addition to the Toyota lineup and promises to wow drivers when they get behind the wheel in Fall 2021. With its debut on the horizon, many car shoppers want to know – what are the technology features […]

July 9, 2021

Find Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Bangor Area

Where To Charge Toyota Electric Vehicles in the Bangor Area  Electric power is a growing trend in the automotive industry and an important key to performance for Toyota vehicles like the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid and the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid. To take advantage of electric power in your Toyota, it is […]

June 29, 2021

What Is the Future of Toyota Electric Vehicles?

What Is the Toyota bZ4X Concept Electric Vehicle?  Toyota is focused on the future and electric power represents the future of the automotive industry. To put its electric vehicle technology on display, the Toyota brand has debuted the Toyota bZ4X Concept. With the brand-new Toyota concept on display, drivers want to know – what is the […]

May 26, 2021

Toyota Models Upgrade Family Safety with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5

What Are the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 Features and Systems?  Are you looking for a car, truck or crossover that provides award-winning safety? The 2021 Toyota Camry puts safety first and will debut Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 technology and many car shoppers want to know – what are the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 features and systems? Find out […]

November 20, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions to Toyota Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

How To Use Toyota Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert   Toyota Safety Sense™ is a key safety feature in many Toyota models that families love. Available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert will take safety to the next level and uses a system of indicator lights on the side mirrors and audible warnings to alert […]

October 29, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions to Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Dynamic Navigation Features

How To Use the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Navigation System  Do you need detailed directions to your next destination? Do you need to find a gas station on your family road trip? The Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Dynamic Navigation will point you in the right direction. Learn how to use the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 navigation system with this quick step-by-step […]

August 31, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions to Use Toyota Remote Connect with Your Smartwatch

How To Set Up Toyota Remote Connect for Apple Watch and Android Smartwatch  Technology has made life simpler for many Bangor-area drivers and technology like the Apple Watch and Android Wear will upgrade your Toyota experience with access to Toyota Remote Connect. Models like the 2020 Toyota RAV4 that are equipped with Remote Connect will allow you to remote […]

August 27, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions To Use Automatic High Beams in Your Toyota

How To Use Toyota Safety Sense™ Automatic High Beams  Toyota Safety Sense™ is a standard feature in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and many more Toyota-brand models that provides award-winning safety. Automatic High Beams are a key component of the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite of systems that employs an onboard sensor that will detect oncoming headlights at night and preceding taillights when activated. When the system detects another vehicle, it will […]

June 29, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions to Install and Use the Toyota Mobile App

How To Set Up and Use the Toyota Mobile App  Are you the proud new owner of a 2020 Toyota RAV4? Do you want to learn more about your brand-new 2020 Toyota Highlander? The Toyota Mobile app will keep you connected to your Toyota car, truck or crossover via your Apple or Android device. With the Toyota Mobile app, you will […]

May 29, 2020

Which Toyota Hybrid Models Have Electronic On-Demand AWD?

Do Toyota Hybrid Models Have AWD?  Toyota hybrid models like the 2020 Toyota Prius are dedicated to a fuel-efficient performance – but do Toyota hybrid models have AWD? Families who love outdoor adventures or are faced with inclement weather may need all-wheel drive capabilities without sacrificing fuel economy. We have good news. Hybrid Toyota models are available with an Electronic […]

May 14, 2020

Tips and Tricks To Improve the Fuel Economy in Your Toyota Hybrid

How To Improve the MPG in Your Toyota Hybrid Car or Crossover  Are you the proud owner of a brand-new 2020 Toyota Prius? Have you fallen in love with your 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid? If you have chosen a Toyota hybrid car or crossover, efficient fuel economy is undoubtedly at the top of your automotive priorities list and you might want […]

April 29, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions To Use Toyota Safety Connect in Your Toyota

How To Use the Toyota Safety Connect Feature Toyota Safety Connect is an added asset for families on the go that will help you maintain peace of mind with 24/7 support when you choose the 2020 Toyota RAV4. With Toyota Safety Connect technology, you will benefit from Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, a Stolen […]

March 27, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions To Set Up and Operate the Toyota Power Liftgate

How To Use the Toyota Hands-Free Power Liftgate Feature Are you a fan of the next-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander? Have you and your family set your sights on the 2020 Toyota RAV4? Equipped with an available power liftgate, Toyota crossovers make loading and unloading cargo more convenient with a hands-free feature and adjustable height settings. […]

February 26, 2020

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 Adds Lane Tracing Assist System to Select Toyota Models

How Does Toyota Lane Tracing Assist Work? Award-winning safety is a hallmark of the Toyota brand and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is a big reason why Toyota models have earned nine IIHS Top Safety Picks in the past year. Lane Tracing Assist is an innovative safety feature that will upgrade your family’s safety and many […]

February 25, 2020

Toyota Models Upgrade Safety with Adaptive Cornering LED Headlights

How Does the Toyota Adaptive Front Lighting System Work? Toyota resides on the cutting edge of automotive safety with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 technology, Toyota Star Safety™ and many more innovative features that promote safety and make models like the 2020 Toyota RAV4 an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. A brand-new element that will upgrade safety […]

January 30, 2020

Learn To Use the Toyota + Alexa App with Step-By-Step Instructions

How To Use the Toyota + Amazon Alexa App in Your Toyota Do you enjoy the hands-free, voice-activated capabilities of Amazon Alexa at home? Add those capabilities to your day-to-day drive in your 2020 Toyota RAV4 with the innovative Toyota + Amazon Alexa App. Toyota + Amazon Alexa is a FREE app for Apple and […]

December 30, 2019

Toyota Models with 4WD and AWD Perfect for Winter Driving in Bangor Area

What Are the Best Toyota Models for Winter Driving Bangor ME? When winter arrives in Maine – you know that the snow and ice will come hard and fast – and that means you need a vehicle that is equipped for winter travel. Is winter travel on your calendar for this season? Are you looking […]

December 30, 2019

Learn How Toyota RAV4 Drive Modes Will Upgrade Performance

How To Use the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Eco and Sport Drive Modes Tailor-made for adventure, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 possesses an athletic style and fun-to-drive powertrain that deliver a world-class performance at every turn. What if we told you that you could upgrade performance at the touch of a button? Equipped with Eco and Sport […]

November 20, 2018

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 […]

September 20, 2018

What Are the Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Remote Connect Features and Capabilities?

How To Use Toyota Entune™ 3.0 Remote Connect Toyota Entune™ 3.0 promises to keep drivers and passengers connected no matter where they may be with Wi-Fi Connect, Entune™ App Suite, the Scout® GPS Link App and the all-new Remote Connect feature. With the Toyota Entune™ Remote Connect App installed on your smartphone, you will have […]

August 12, 2018

Learn How To Understand and Use the Toyota Camry MID

How To Customize the Toyota Multi-Information Display Are you worried about staying connected when you get behind the wheel? Armed with an innovative Multi-Information Display (MID), Toyota models will ensure that you are always in tune with vehicle operations, exterior weather conditions and safety systems. A majority of the models in the brand lineup are […]

January 11, 2018

Improve Safety on the Highway with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control Technology

How Does Toyota Dynamic Radar Cruise Control Work? Safety is a focus of the Toyota brand and with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense™ technology to vehicle spec sheets, you will enjoy award-winning safety at every turn. Models equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ will add Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, a […]

November 21, 2017

Toyota Sienna Family-Friendly Technology and Features Highlighted by Driver Easy Speak

How To Use the Toyota Sienna Driver Easy Speak Feature Few models in the Toyota stable cater to family like the Toyota Sienna minivan. Nicknamed the “Swagger Wagon”, the Toyota Sienna promises an athletic performance and style that minivan competitors cannot match. Loaded with family-friendly technology and features that include Toyota Entune 3.0, the 2018 […]

October 27, 2017

Toyota Models Add Convenient Foot-Activated Power Liftgate to Spec Sheets

How To Use the Toyota RAV4 Power Liftgate Have you ever tried to open or close your liftgate with an armload of groceries? It almost always ends with bags broken, groceries on the ground and a deep-seated feeling of frustration. Toyota engineers have put that level of aggravation behind you with the available power liftgate […]

July 15, 2017

Toyota Entune App Suite Replaces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Toyota Models

What is Toyota Entune App Suite and How Does it Work? Entertainment and connectivity are key aspects of the car-buying decision and Toyota Entune will deliver on all counts when you get behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Armed with a standard touchscreen display, Bluetooth technology and Siri® Eyes Free voice-recognition, Toyota Entune […]

June 12, 2017

Differences Between Toyota Entune Connected Navigation and Integrated Navigation

Toyota Entune Connected Navigation vs Integrated Navigation If you love getting behind the wheel of your 2017 Toyota 4Runner and hitting the trail in search of adventure, it always helps to know where you are and where you are going. Armed with the Toyota Entune multimedia interface, you can stay on the right track with […]

May 26, 2017

Toyota Regenerative Braking System Improves Hybrid Fuel Economy

What is the Toyota Prius Regenerative Braking System? When it comes to fuel-efficient performance, few vehicles check all the boxes like the 2017 Toyota Prius hybrid. An automotive icon, the Toyota Prius will deliver a fun-to-drive performance to go with fuel-economy ratings that stand at 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the […]

May 24, 2017

What is Toyota Entune Scout® GPS and How Does it Work?

How To Use Toyota Entune Scout® GPS Link Do you love taking the scenic route when you go on family adventures? Do you enjoy getting a little lost when you explore the Bangor area? Add a little direction to your adventures with the addition of the Toyota Entune Scout® GPS Link application. Available with your […]

April 24, 2017

Learn More About the Toyota Entune Infotainment System

What is Toyota Entune and How Does it Work? Entertainment, information and connectivity are high priorities for countless drivers and the Toyota brand delivers on all counts. Armed with a standard Toyota Entune infotainment system, Toyota models like the 2017 Toyota RAV4 will provide limitless access to entertainment that goes hand in hand with up-to-date […]

April 20, 2017

What is the Toyota Tacoma Crawl Control Feature and How Does it Work?

How to Operate the Toyota Tacoma Crawl Control Feature Hit the trail in search of mud-slingin’ adventures behind the wheel of the redesigned and trail-ready 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Designed and built to tear up the countryside, the Toyota Tacoma is available with an arsenal of off-road features and innovative systems that will allow you to […]

August 29, 2016

Tips and Tricks to Use the Toyota Bird’s Eye View Camera System

How to Use the Toyota Bird’s Eye View Camera System Innovative safety systems continue to keep families safe on the road and Toyota is at the head of the class. A new safety feature that made its debut in the dynamic 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the Bird’s Eye View Camera System accompanied by the […]

July 27, 2016

Toyota Atkinson Cycle Engines Improve Power and Fuel Economy

What is the Toyota Tacoma Atkinson Cycle Engine? Redesigned from top to bottom, the reinvigorated 2016 Toyota Tacoma is more powerful and more efficient than ever. The complete redesign has given the Toyota Tacoma a bolder, more dominant platform that is matched by a more powerful, more efficient Atkinson cycle engine. An innovative piece of […]

June 23, 2016

Toyota Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select System Improves Off-Road Performance

How to Use the Toyota Tacoma Multi-Terrain Select Feature Designed and built to deliver miles and miles of thrills when faced with extreme terrain, the four-wheel drive 2016 Toyota Tacoma is a force to be reckoned with on the trail. Loaded with an arsenal of off-road systems and features, there is no terrain the redesigned […]

June 21, 2016

Step-by-Step Instructions to Connect Your Smartphone to Toyota Entune

How to Pair Your Phone with Toyota Entune Bluetooth Technology has become a focus for many automakers and has an influence on everything from comfort and performance to convenience and entertainment. When it comes to the Toyota brand, the Toyota Entune infotainment system is the central focus of your new 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Pairing your […]

May 26, 2016

Charge Your Smartphone On the Go with Toyota Qi Wireless Charging

What is Toyota Qi Wireless Charging? If you have ever been driving and had your phone die, you understand the frustration that comes with a missing or misplaced mobile phone charger. Toyota engineers have helped put those days behind you with the availability of Qi wireless charging in your new 2016 Toyota Tacoma and other […]

February 24, 2016

Explore the Function and Features of Toyota Smart Key and Push Button Start

How to Use Toyota Smart Key and Push Button Start Technology is a primary focus of automakers and it is constantly improving the driving experience by amplifying safety, entertainment and convenience. Elements that will significantly impact the convenience of your day-to-day drive include the Toyota Smart Key system and push button start. If you have […]

January 27, 2016

Is Toyota SofTex Interior Better than Leather?

What is Toyota SofTex Interior? Leather interior can be both a blessing and a curse. With a reputation for class and luxury, a leather interior conveys an air of exclusivity that cloth seats cannot replicate. This level of opulence is countered only by a premium price tag and the stinging pain you feel after your […]

January 22, 2016

Toyota starts to roll out new safety systems

What is Toyota Safety Sense? The inventory of Toyota vehicles at Downeast Toyota is among the safest offered by any dealership, by any automaker anywhere. Take a look at lists from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Toyota vehicles are among the most mentioned. For the 21st century […]

December 31, 2015

What is capable with the Toyota Entune system?

What can you do with Entune? Today’s modern vehicles have nearly passed the barrier where a model could be considered as much a rolling computer as it is an automobile. Most manufacturers have some sort of system in place that allows drivers and passengers to access information stored outside of the vehicle, whether that be […]

December 31, 2015