Take Your Toyota Camry in for Service today at St. Cloud Toyota of Waite Park, MN!

With the end of the holidays, we’re left to deal with the rest of winter without the fun of Christmas lights. What does that mean for your 2020 Toyota Camry ? Well, it’s probably a good idea to make sure it’s prepped to withstand the rest of the cold weather. And the best place to get that done is at our Waite Park, MN Toyota service center.

When you come to our garage, the first service you should ask for is an oil change. One might see an oil change as something that can be missed rather unceremoniously, but as our techs would tell you, that’s a really bad idea. Old engine oil can get you in trouble as far as engine health is concerned. Oil that’s been sitting in your car for a while tend to heat up much quicker. This makes your engine work harder to get to the same level of power that it regularly uses. Also, this increases wear and tear on the engine and can rob your vehicle of fuel economy and shorten its lifespan.

And when our techs give your Toyota Camry the oil change, they’re also going to end up looking at other parts of your vehicle that are replaced often as well. If any serious problems are found or part needs replacing, then know that we use only official Toyota parts. We want to ensure that you’re going to have no problems with fitment and quality – you’re getting mint Toyota quality.

So when you’re ready to get your Camry checked out, our Toyota
service department
is ready to take care of your car. Come in today, and
we’ll treat your Toyota car right.

Waite Park, MN: Discover the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime from St. Cloud Toyota!

If you’re looking for new or pre-owned cars, then the master Toyota dealers at St. Cloud Toyota are here to make sure that you’re getting the best deal on the Toyota that fits your lifestyle. And if your style leans towards gas efficiency, eco-friendliness, and tech-forwardness, then you’ll want to get the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime. The latest iteration of the most famous hybrid car ever has been made better than ever and today we want to share how.

The first thing anyone ever thinks about when they hear about the Prius Prime is the range. This time around, it can go 25 miles on pure battery power, and can get 54 mpg combined on just the gasoline engine itself, which is insane for any vehicle. But with both gas engine and battery working at the same time, the 2020 Prius Prime can net 133 MPGe, for a total of 640 miles of range! Get other competitor’s crossovers to go that far without fueling up.

And in terms of technology, the Prius Prime continues to be on the forefront of innovation as well. Toyota Safety Sense™ P brings an incredible amount of advanced driver’s safety features, including Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. But optional features on higher trim models truly take advanced driver’s tech to the next level. This includes Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking assist, which scans for objects in your way while traveling at low (read: parking) speeds, using an alert to notify you if things are in the way. Also, the Intelligent Parking Assist means you’ll never spend a half hour trying to parallel park correctly ever again.

So come in to our Toyota dealerships
in MN
and take the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime for a test drive today. We’re
sure you’re going to find so much to fall in love with.

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Where Can I Get a Tire Rotation near St. Cloud, MN?

Tires don’t last forever. If you don’t rotate them, they wear down unevenly and therefore become hazardous sooner. Rotating tires at the right time and doing so the right way extends the life of your tires so they can take you their full distance before finally being safely retired in favor of a new set. If scheduling a few extra maintenance appointments for your car feels unnecessary, it’s better than having a tire burst mid-drive and needing to buy a whole new set.


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Get Ready for the 2020 Toyota Highlander to Blaze into the New Year!

At St. Cloud Toyota, we’re always trying to figure out the best way to make kids happy for the holidays. A lot of times, that’s milk and cookies. But we can’t help but think of the big kids out there, all looking for a great, full-size SUV that provides you with legroom, class, technology and power. Well, they don’t have to wait any longer – St. Cloud Toyota is ready to unveil the 2020 Toyota Highlander!

Just from first blush, you can tell the Toyota Highlander has been redesigned to provide a sense of adventure and capability in its trim levels. With room for up to eight passengers and active safety features found in the new Toyota Highlander, you know you’re getting a premium Toyota vehicle

And thanks to standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0., you’re getting a ride that can fit the whole family at once and keep them and the people around you – safe! This is a vacation car if there ever was one – get in, load up, and drive away.

And to make those trips easier, embrace the tech side of the 2020 Toyota Highlander. You’ll have access to its available, best-in-class 12.3-inch display, that works with a variety of apps like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and even a free trial of Sirius XM for three months. Control the vehicle from your phone and then get ready to chill as the miles fly by – just make sure you keep your eyes on the road!

Comfort is also important in the 2020 Toyota Highlander with plush available leather seating. But the best is up front, where you can enjoy heated and ventilated seats to keep you comfortable no matter what the temp outside is.

Come in to our Waite
Park, MN Toyota dealership
today for a test drive of this new landmark
Toyota SUV. Our friendly and helpful staff is here to guide you through the
process quickly and painlessly, so you and your family can embark on new
adventures very soon!

Come Meet St. Cloud Toyota at St. Cloud Nights and Lights This Weekend!

This weekend marks the 19th annual Winter Nights & Lights Celebration
in downtown St. Cloud! If you’ve been there before, you know what a great time
it is, and why it was a no-brainer for St.
Cloud Toyota
to join in the parade they’ve got going on this Saturday, December
14th! It’s a wonderful moment for the community to get together and create
memories as they celebrate the holiday this year.

The festival starts off at 1:00 p.m. at Lake George Municipal Complex and runs until 4:00 p.m.. Family activities like arts and crafts and cookie decorating (getting to eat your creation is the best part!) kick off the night, but there are other activities as well. There’s a group of LIVE penguins you can visit, hayrides around the lake will be offered, and of course, a photo op with the big guy himself, Santa!

If that wasn’t enough, how about a chance for your kids to interact
with their favorite big machines live and in person? That’s right,
Touch-a-Truck is coming back, and it’s better than ever! See, touch, and
explore your kid’s favorite heavy machinery and life-size Tonka trucks!
Admission is $3.00 per child, $5.00 per adult; bring a donation for the food
pantry and receive a dollar off.

Finally, the night all culminates in the fabulous Winter
Nights and Lights Parade at 5pm! The parade starts on the west end of St.
Germain and travels to the Convention Center. We’ll be taking part this year
and hope to see you there – our pride in being your St. Cloud, MN Toyota
dealers
has never been greater, and we’re so excited to share this holiday
event with you all. See you there!

The 2020 Toyota Corolla: Redesigned and Ready to Impress at St. Cloud Toyota of Waite Park, MN!

With one eye toward summertime, we at St. Cloud Toyota are always happy to present a great vehicle, even when the weather is nasty. Today, we’re talking about the completely-redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla, and it’s another impressive step forward in style, technology, and efficiency. And of course, you can find it here at the lowest price of all dealerships in MN.

For the first time in its decades-long history, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is available in a hybrid option. This newcomer comes with a staggering 53 MPG city and 52 MPG highway, making commutes less costly. And with Toyota’s advanced hybrid design experience, the Corolla Hybrid drives like a dream. Even more driving satisfaction is added with the brand-new Hybrid Drive Mode, which makes your ride sportier and more responsive. Combine that with an overhauled and improved suspension and a lower stance, and you’re getting a tighter and more responsive ride overall.

And of course, the 2020 Corolla makes sure to keep the best in technology available for our Waite Park, MN customers. Apple CarPlay® comes standard on all models, as well as Amazon Alexa integration found through the Toyota+Alexa app. This keeps you connected to your at-home Amazon smart devices, to you can control your world from your vehicle. And of course, CarPlay allows for easy access to your iPhone through the large available 8-inch touch screen.

And the tech doesn’t stop at entertainment and connectivity. Standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 includes Dynamic Cruise Control and Pre-Collision Braking Systems, so you and your passengers are as safe as possible.

So speak to one of our Toyota dealers in Waite Park, MN today to take a 2020 Corolla for a test drive. It will be a drive you never forget.

Take Advantage of St. Cloud Toyota’s 2019 Close-Out Deals Today!

At St. Cloud Toyota, we’re always here to give you the best deals. Our lots are bursting with the new 2020 Toyota vehicles we’ve got coming in, like the 2020 Toyota Camry. So to move what will soon be last year’s models off our lots, we’re passing the savings on to you!

The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a crowd-pleaser. This iconic compact sedan has been a fixture for decades, with its reliability and efficiency. With its hybrid option, you’ll enjoy up to 52 MPG combined, which means that no road is too long for you, no matter where it leads. And you won’t be getting lost anytime soon, thanks to its available navigation system and effortless Apple CarPlay® integration, letting you enjoy your favorite apps from the beautiful 8-inch touchscreen.

But if you’re looking for something a little bigger this season, then check out the 2019 Toyota RAV4. This five passenger crossover is one of the most popular vehicles on the market today. This versatile and efficient vehicle is perfect for you now in the winter and for the rest of the year as well. With available heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel, you’re going to stay warm this winter, and stay cool when the snow melts. And if you’re looking for something to carry your presents to grandma’s house, look no further than the 2019 Toyota RAV4. This Toyota model comes with a wide-open 37.6 cubic feet of storage space to hold all of it, and probably a couple of your elves, too.

So speak to our Waite Park, MN Toyota Dealers today for a test drive of these or any other vehicle on our lot. Hurry up, because these 2019 Toyota models won’t be here for long!

Take Care of the Battery on Your Toyota Highlander in Waite Park, MN

If you’re not sure when you should change your car’s battery, you’re not alone. There are a ton of factors that can limit or lengthen its life, and it’s hard to keep track of them all. That’s why at St. Cloud Toyota, we want to share some of the biggest problems we’ve seen and what you can do about them.

There are factors you can control that can prolong your battery’s life, and there are some you can’t. By far the worst factor you cannot control is weather. A generally cooler climate is preferred to care for your battery, as batteries that hang out in colder climates can live for five years or more. Heat, however, is destructive to your Toyota Highlander’s battery. Heat causes the internal components to lose charge quicker and easier. You can expect a hot weather battery to live maybe three years at most.

One factor you can control is yourself. If you take a lot of small drives but still use all the tech features your Toyota Highlander has to offer, like charging stations and music streaming, you can put a pretty sizable dent in your battery’s power before your alternator can replace the charge. To reduce this, you can either turn some electronics off or just let your car stand with the engine on and nothing else before you leave to give your battery a little helping hand.

If you want to know how your battery is doing before it dies, then bring it in for service at our Toyota service department in Waite Park, MN. Our expert technicians can check your battery and let you know how it’s doing, if it needs to be replaced, and what batteries we have available if need be. Make your appointment today!

Make a Child’s Holiday Special at St. Cloud Toyota

St. Cloud Toyota is dedicated to making sure that everyone can experience the magic of the holiday season, and no one deserves it more than kids who might not get one this year. That’s why today, we want to talk to you about an initiative we’re sponsoring designed to make every child’s holiday special.

During our Toys for Tots Fill Our Truck Charity Drive, you can donate donate toys to children who are less fortunate. Every year, Toys for Tots helps millions of children through their massive three-month toy donation and distribution drive. That remains the initiative they’re the most famous for, but Toys for Tots has several other ways they’re helping the community. The Toys for Tots Literacy Program is an initiative with UPS to provide children in the most disadvantaged economic areas with books and resources to ensure they can read and communicate effectively. Toys for Tots’ Native American program also benefits 120,000 children on participating reservations each year through cooperation with local governances and police departments, to create a better world for children across the country.

These are all incredible and worthy causes, and St. Cloud Toyota is glad to be a part of it all. That’s why now through December 13th, when you come in with an unwrapped toy donation to our Toyota dealership in Waite Park, MN, we’ll give you a 10% off coupon for your next service visit for helping to fill our trucks with new toys for children who need and deserve it most. Head into our Toyota service department today to bring in your donation, and we’ll present you with your coupon. We hope to see you soon, and thank you for your donation!

Discover the 2020 Toyota Supra at St. Cloud Toyota

Just in time for the holiday season, the 2020 Toyota Supra has arrived to our Waite Park, MN Toyota dealership. With Black Friday coming up, there’s never been a better time to take one out for a test drive, so you can experience this vehicle’s power, acceleration, handling, and tech features for yourself. We can’t stop raving about the 2020 Toyota Supra here at St. Cloud Toyota, so we want to tell you all about it before you visit.

Under the hood of the 2020 Toyota Supra, expect to find a 3.0-liter twin scroll turbocharged inline-six engine capable of generating 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. This Toyota vehicle also offers rear wheel drive and an electronically-controlled rear differential for maximum performance. Twin driving modes, including Normal and Sport, allow you to choose the dynamics of your drive and take control of your daily commute.

With its athletic stance and expressive LED headlights, the 2020 Toyota Supra is stunning to look at. Its available technologies include Supra Connect, wireless Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, and a full color head up display for a more connected drive. A suite of advanced safety technologies comes standard, including Lane Departure Warning with Steering Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, and Speed Limit Information, so you can always know how fast you should be going. No matter where you’re going, you can rely on the 2020 Toyota Supra to get you there safe and sound.

Come into St. Cloud Toyota today to give the 2020 Toyota Supra a quick test drive. Our Toyota dealers would be more than happy to tell you everything you want to know about this vehicle. Just remember that you’ll need to sign a couple things before you can take it home. See you soon!