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The Toyotathon Year-End Event is On at St. Cloud Toyota

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 7:38 PM

2017 has been a great year, but it’s time to ring in 2018! Not before we end the year with a band though, during out Toyotathon Year-End Event. Throughout the Toyotathon Year-End Event, you can save on some of our most popular Toyota automobiles like the 2018 Toyota Corolla LE. Right now, qualified drivers can lease a new Toyota Corolla for just $158 per month. If you’d rather own a 2018 Toyota Corolla, you may qualify for 1.9 percent financing for 72 months.

If you love the Toyota Corolla, but want a bigger sedan, you’ll want to take a look at the 2018 Toyota Camry. Through the end of the Toyotathon Year-End Event, eligible lessees can lease a Toyota Camry LE for only $171 per month. If you qualify, you may enjoy zero percent financing for 60 months if you choose to buy a new Toyota Camry during Toyotathon.

Do you have your eye on the 2018 Toyota Prius Two? If so, you’ll be happy to know that we’re offering deals to qualified motorists who want to lease or buy this fun-to-drive vehicle during Toyotathon. Eligible drivers can lease a new Toyota Prius Two for $272 per month or they can get zero percent financing for five years.

If you like the 2018 Toyota RAV4, we’ve got you covered, as well. Qualified drivers can lease a new Toyota RAV4 LE with all-wheel drive for just $221 per month or they can secure zero percent financing for 60 months.

What are you waiting for? Head over to St. Cloud Toyota to find your next Toyota vehicle before Toyotathon ends on Jan. 2, 2018. From our family to yours, we hope you have a happy holiday season!

Enter to Win Tickets to The Big Game That We Can’t Name

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 8:51 PM

At St. Cloud Toyota, we don’t just engage people with vehicles like the 2017 Toyota Prius. This year, we’ve decided to infuse life into the post-holiday doldrums by hosting a contest.

Throughout the holiday season and the start of the New Year, we’re giving you chances to enter a drawing for two tickets to The Big Game That We Can’t Name. And that’s not all! Entrants will also have the opportunity to win two all-inclusive passes to a fun-filled pre-game party. Even though we’re your trusted Waite Park, MN Toyota dealers, we simply can’t name the game. We can tell you that the contest will take place on Feb. 4, 2018, however.

Every week, we’ll announce new ways that you can enter this exciting drawing. We’ll have a live remote with a Townsquare Media representative during which additional ways to get in on our drawing will be announced. During this live remote, the Townsquare Media representative will pick the two individuals who’ve qualified for our drawing for that week.

At the end of each week, two more qualifiers will be chosen to be in our drawing. To learn what you can do to enter and have a chance at becoming a qualifier, we encourage you to check our website and social media pages often in the weeks to come.

The winner of the tickets to The Big Game That We Can’t Name and the all-inclusive passes to a pre-game party will be drawn from among all of our contest’s qualifiers on Jan. 13, 2018. Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Check our website and social media pages or visit St. Cloud Toyota often to see how you can enter our drawing.

Help Us Put the “Toy” in the Toyota Name This Holiday Season

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 8:15 PM

If you’re looking for new Toyota trucks for sale like the 2017 Toyota Tacoma, we encourage you to visit our Toyota dealership. Even if you’re not in the market for an automobile, we hope you’ll stop by our convenient location on 2nd Street in Waite Park, MN on or before December 16, 2017.

Through the middle of next month, we’re supporting Toys for Tots by collecting toys that will be handed out to children in need. We invite you to join us in sending a message of hope to needy kids by donating a toy at our Toyota dealership during our collection period. The unwrapped toy you donate must be worth at least $10. It must also be in its original packaging.

If you donate a toy that meets the requirements outlined above during our toy drive, we’ll thank you by giving you a coupon you can redeem to get $25 off your next service appointment or installed accessory. Only people who drive automobiles produced by the brand we represent are eligible to redeem our coupon. This money-saving coupon can’t be combined with any other coupons, specials, or offers.

Major Bill Hendricks of the U.S. Marine Corps started Toys for Tots in Los Angeles, CA back in 1947. During the non-profit’s initial campaign, more than 5,000 toys were collected and given out to children in need. The very first toy that was donated to Toys for Tots was a handmade doll.

Seventy years later, we’re honored to continue the charity’s tradition of collecting toys and delivering a message of hope to the next generation of Toyota drivers. Visit our Toyota dealership near St. Cloud, MN to donate a toy today and save on your next service appointment at St. Cloud Toyota tomorrow.

The Toyota Brand a Global Partner of Special Olympics

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 3:00 PM

As if you needed another reason to visit our convenient location to see our inventory of the latest Toyota cars; now, you can feel even better when you buy or lease a Toyota vehicle because the brand we proudly represent recently signed on to be a global partner of the Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics Movement was founded to transform lives by bringing people with and without intellectual challenges together to put an end to discrimination and create an inclusive world. The mission of the Special Olympics is to offer Olympic-like sports training and competitions for children and adults with intellectual difficulties throughout the year. This gives participants the chance to get physically fit, demonstrate their courage, experience the joy of competition, and share gifts with new and old friends alike.

The Special Olympics maintains its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Approximately 5.7 million athletes from 172 countries participate in the Special Olympics every year.

In addition to being a global partner of Special Olympics, the Toyota brand agreed to provide support for Special Olympics Unified Sports. Special Olympics Unified Sports pairs people with and without intellectual challenges on the same teams.

In its partnership role, the Toyota brand will be recognized as the following types of partners during the corresponding time periods:

  • Global Gold Partner: 2018 – 2022
  • Global Unified Sports Partner: 2018 – 2020
  • Unified Cup Partner: July 17 – July, 2018 in Chicago

As Toyota dealers serving St. Cloud, MN and nearby areas, we couldn’t be prouder of the car maker we represent for becoming a global partner of the Special Olympics. Now, you have yet another reason to feel great whenever you buy or lease a Toyota vehicle, purchase a factory-made part or accessory, or bring your car into St. Cloud Toyota for service.

What’s New for the 2018 Toyota Sienna

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 10:08 PM

2018 models are rolling into our lot one by one. While we don’t have it in our inventory yet, our Toyota dealers are excited about the 2018 Toyota Sienna minivan and are excited to share more details with you.

If you’re familiar with the 2017 Toyota Sienna, then you know that iteration of the popular family minivan received a new powertrain for the 2017 model year. For the 2018 model year, the Toyota Sienna underwent even more meaningful changes.

As Toyota dealers serving Sauk Rapids, MN and nearby communities, we’re extremely proud to tell you that the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of advanced safety and driver assist features is now standard on every 2018 Toyota Sienna model. This suite of features includes the following:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

By adding the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of features to every model of the 2018 Toyota Sienna, the Toyota brand established the Toyota Sienna as the only minivan in its automotive segment to have active braking on every one of its trims. In addition to its now-standard advanced safety features, the new Toyota Sienna boasts a larger, lower grille and larger fog light compartments.

The SE trim has a new acoustic windshield, which provides a quieter ride, while the Limited model has laminated glass in the front row side window. The Toyota Sienna features a 4.2-inch multi-information display as well as an optional Bird’s Eye View monitor in the Limited Premium trim. The 2018 Toyota Sienna is available in three new colors: Toasted Walnut Pearl, Alumina Jade Metallic, and Parisian Night Pearl.

To learn more about the new Toyota Sienna and to find out when it hits our showroom, contact St. Cloud Toyota today!

How to Prevent Cosmetic Car Damage in Winter

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 2:56 PM

The signs are everywhere: falling leaves, dropping temperatures, shorter days – these are all signs that winter will be on the doorstep of our Toyota dealership soon. If you haven’t done so already, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment to bring your car into our Waite Park, MN Toyota service center to have it winterized soon.

While winterizing your vehicle will go a long way towards preventing unexpected breakdowns during the winter, it won’t prevent avoidable cosmetic damage to your automobile. Luckily, there are some things you can do to guard against cosmetic damage, including:

  • Waxing Your Vehicle: Just like you put on a winter coat to protect yourself from the cold and the elements, you should put an added layer of protection on your automobile before winter arrives. Apply a coat of polymer wax to your vehicle’s painted surfaces to protect your car from road salt, sleet, dirt, snow, and ice.
  • Doing It Again: Whether you drive one of our 2016 Toyota models, a 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, or another Toyota vehicle, you should wax your car a second time around the middle of winter using a spray wax. This will reinforce the protection your automobile already has against the elements.
  • Using a Pressure Sprayer: If you have even the slightest scratch in your car’s paint that exposes metal, it can be a problem if road salt adheres to that spot. Road salt is corrosive and it can cause rust on exposed metal if it’s not removed quickly. After every storm, use a pressure sprayer to rinse your vehicle off. Don’t forget to rinse your vehicle’s undercarriage as well as its painted body.

Do you need to restock your supply of Toyota parts and accessories to tend to your vehicle throughout the winter? If so, order them from our Toyota parts center now. For more winter car care tips, contact St. Cloud Toyota today.

Toyota Camry Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Do you drive a Totoya Camry from St. Cloud Toyota? If so, it’s time you learn a little about the dashboard warning lights that could activate while driving. It’s important to note that most of these lights are just that, a warning, but there are some that need to be taken more seriously than others. This means that you should seek service at our dealership immediately.

Battery

If the light with the battery on it activates, you likely have a charge issue with the battery. Either the battery is dead, it has a low charge, or there is an issue with the alternator. You will probably encounter some sort of starting issues if you don’t get the battery issue resolved.

Air Bag

If you see a light with a person sitting down with a seat belt and a bag in front of them, you likely have an issue with the airbag system in your Toyota Camry. You will want our experienced service team to investigate this as soon as possible so you and your passenger are protected in the event of an accident.

Oil

If the oil light comes on, it’s time to get an oil change. This light features an oil can with a drop of oil coming from the spout. You should never wait too long to get an oil change because fresh oil keeps your engine properly lubricated. Proper lubrication ensures that all of the belts and other parts work properly and do not break when the vehicle is being operated.

Seat Belt

The seat belt light is one of the only lights that will activate as soon as you start the car and not deactivate until you put your seatbelt on. A beeping sound will also accompany the light.

Visit St. Cloud Toyota today for routine service for your Toyota Camry. We are located at 418 2nd St South, right here in Waite Park, MN.

Don’t Miss Our Candy Buy Back for Heroes Event

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Since we opened our doors more than 45 years ago, our family-owned and operated Toyota dealership has given countless people the chance to buy new Toyota cars and reliable pre-owned cars on the most affordable terms available. While we’re proud to have served generations of motorists in our Toyota showroom, finance department, and parts and service centers, we’re prouder of our demonstrated commitment to giving back.

One way we’re giving back this year is by hosting a Candy Buy Back for Heroes event at our Toyota dealership. This fun-filled event will begin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, and it will wrap up at 8 p.m. that evening.

Throughout the event, we’ll pay children for the candy they give to us, which we will then donate to various veterans’ organizations that support our military heroes. We’ll also send some of the candy to troops who are currently serving our country overseas.

We’ll give kids a one-dollar coin for every pound of candy they give us, up to five pounds of candy. In addition to us buying back candy, our event will include numerous activities geared toward families and children. Several local vendors will also participate in our Candy Buy Back for Heroes event and we’re thrilled they share our support for the military.

If you’re looking for a fun-filled, rewarding way to kick off the Halloween holiday, join us for our Candy Buy Back for Heroes event on November 1, 2017. We look forward to seeing you at St. Cloud Toyota and we’re eager to continue giving back to our extended community for generations to come.

The 2018 Toyota Yaris iA is Full of Surprises

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 2:11 PM

If you’ve ever wondered if a sport sedan can have an authentic sporty look and truly agile performance at a price that won’t break the bank, wonder no more. That’s because the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA proves that all of this is possible.

As Waite Park, MN Toyota dealers, we can tell you that the new Toyota Yaris iA is a sport sedan that’s full of surprises drivers are sure to appreciate. Equipped with sought-after premium features, the new Toyota Yaris iA is redefining what it means to be an entry level automobile.

The 2018 Toyota Yaris iA is equipped with a 1.5-liter engine that generates 106 horsepower. The engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with standard 16-inch alloy wheels, the Toyota Yaris iA is appealing to more than drivers who just want a car to get from one location to another.

If you appreciate in-car technology, you’ll love a few of the sport sedan’s other surprises. The 2018 Toyota Yaris iA is outfitted with a 7-inch multimedia system, for instance. You’ll also be impressed that the new Toyota Yaris even has voice recognition.

Many motorists who are concerned about safety are both surprised and happy to learn that the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA has a standard low-speed, pre-collision and automatic emergency braking system. The Toyota brand added this standard feature as part of its overall strategy to equip all Toyota models with standard automatic emergency braking by the end of the current calendar year.

What else surprises us about the new Toyota Yaris iA? The sport sedan’s large trunk, striking looks, keyless entry, and push-button start are pleasant surprises for many drivers.

While we don’t have the new Toyota Yaris iA at our Toyota dealership yet, we do have a full inventory of new Toyota cars at our location. Visit St. Cloud Toyota to find your next Toyota vehicle today.

Find the Best Vehicle for Tailgating Season at St. Cloud Toyota

By The Dealership | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Getting ready to hit the road to travel to this season’s biggest games? If so, be sure that you’ve got the best Toyota vehicle for your tailgating parties! Whether you plan to invite a few friends or your entire group, we have the perfect selection of vehicles to meet your needs at our St. Cloud Toyota dealership.

If you are planning to purchase a vehicle that is equipped to handle all that game day has in store, take a look at some of our top picks.

2018 Toyota C-HR

Brand new to the Toyota selection of vehicles, the 2018 Toyota C-HR offers a bold design with plenty of exciting new features. One of the most useful features the Toyota C-HR has to offer those heading to the big game is the standard 60/40 split rear seats. This allows drivers to carry all of the necessities for the best tailgate party ever. Additionally, the standard 7-inch touch-screen display allows users to play their favorite music with the Aha Radio app, AM/FM radio, iPod connection, or Bluetooth® streaming connectivity. With plentiful space, convenient features, and an exciting new look, the 2018 Toyota C-HR makes an excellent choice for your game day tailgating vehicle.

Toyota Highlander

Whether you are looking for a new or certified pre-owned Toyota Highlander, you are sure to love its convenient features and space. Taking a long road trip to see your favorite team play? Drive your passengers in style and comfort with space for up to eight people. Five USB ports, Entune Multimedia Bundle, and rear-seat entertainment make for a relaxed and fun trip for all ages. Once you arrive at the stadium, the significant amount of cargo space included with the Toyota Highlander will have allowed you to bring everything you need to enjoy the big game.

Test Drive a New Toyota Today!

Whether you root for college football in the Minnesota Golden Gophers, or you’re a die-hard fan of the Minnesota Vikings, come take a test drive of these models when you visit us at 418 2nd St South Waite Park, MN. Contact us today with any questions you have about your upcoming visit to our Toyota dealership.