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How to Prep Your Car for Spring

It’s finally spring time, and we’re excited for the warm weather here in Waite Park, MN. If your car survived the icy winter, you’re probably feeling a bit of relief. However, spring brings its own set of challenges to cars. Whether you have a sedan like the Toyota Camry or a powerful SUV like the 2019 Toyota RAV4, these tips can help your car perform its best during spring season.

Align Your Tires

Did you know that potholes are more easily formed during early spring time than in other seasons? This is due to ice on the road melting and turning into water, which can become trapped under the top layer of the asphalt. Aligning your tires can help your car stand strong against potholes. St. Cloud Toyota offers tire alignment services from our highly-trained Toyota mechanics.

Change Your Air Filter

Spring is the time where beautiful plants bloom and allergies rise. If you’re driving with an old air filter, it may not be able to filter out all the pollen in the atmosphere. To prevent pollen and dust from entering your car during spring, it’s important to know how to replace your air filter.

Be Sure to Clean and Polish Regularly

The phrase “spring cleaning” doesn’t just apply to household chores. Not only does cleaning your car at least once a week keep it looking pretty; it also prevents the paint from corroding. Pollen, flying insects, and dust particles are especially potent during spring. If you can’t fit a car cleaning into your busy schedule, the staff at our Toyota dealership in Minnesota is happy to do it for you.

Follow these tips, and your car will thrive all throughout spring! If you’re a Toyota driver, feel free to contact us for more information about our maintenance services.

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Toyota Car Service Under $20 in Waite Park, MN

Paying for car maintenance and car repairs can easily break the bank. Whether your brakes have reached their tipping point or you just remembered it’s time to change your motor oil, you want to find an inexpensive service center to do the job right. However, you’re afraid if you cheap-out, your car will end up in worse shape than before. St. Cloud Toyota understands your struggle. Our specialized Toyota mechanics will fix your car using OEM Toyota parts for a reasonable price. We feature multiple services under $20 that may come in handy. We also offer complimentary car services for new customers.

Current Car Services Under $20

  • Paint touch up starting at $10.55.
  • Wiper blade replacement- only $12.01 per blade.
  • Tire rotation – keep your tires in great shape by getting a tire rotation for $18.90.
  • Wash and vacuum – spend your time relaxing while we clean your car for $19.95.
  • Tire Repair – have a shallow tire puncture? We can patch it up for $21.25.
  • Battery Service – give your car’s battery a pick-me-up for only $26.25.
  • Remote battery replacement – if your car’s remote is dying out, get the battery replaced for $3.50.

Complimentary Car Services & Service Specials at St. Cloud Toyota

If you were pleasantly surprised to see the inexpensive services offered at our Toyota dealership, you’re going to love our complimentary services! Free services for our customers include tire pressure inspection, multi-point inspection, battery testing, and service shuttles.

In addition to our complimentary services, you can save money by utilizing our service specials. Our Toyota service specials are limited-time deals and discounts that only St Cloud Toyota offers. One of the specials we offer right now is a rebate of up to $100 when you buy new tires with us. Be sure to take your Toyota car in while offers last!

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Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is on the way, and there’s nothing luckier than finding a “green” car with great gas mileage. Toyota cars are known for their fuel efficiency, and we have a wide variety of options here at St. Cloud Toyota. Whether you’re looking for a hybrid car, a Toyota SUV, or a sedan; you’ll feel free driving around St. Cloud without having to worry about losing gas fast.

The 2019 Toyota Prius

The 2019 Toyota Prius is perhaps the most well-known hybrid sedan that our Toyota dealership offers. Often known as one of the most fuel-efficient Toyota cars, the Toyota Prius can achieve an estimated 50 miles per gallon.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla

If you prefer to have a gasoline engine, the Toyota Corolla will also help save you gas money. Even if you don’t have a hybrid car, a high fuel efficiency vehicle benefits the environment. The standard 2019 Toyota Corolla achieves an estimated 40 mpg on the highway, while the hatchback model achieves up to 42 mpg.

The 2019 Toyota Highlander

If you’re in the market for a family-friendly vehicle, this mid-size SUV packs enough room for everyone without breaking the budget. The non-hybrid configuration achieves 21 mpg in the city and up to 27 mpg on the highway. If you opt for the hybrid make, you can up that to 28 mpg on the highway and 30 in the city.

The 2019 Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota Highlander are just a few of our favorite Toyota cars when it comes to fuel economy. However, different drivers have different needs. Our staff here at St. Cloud Toyota would love to help you find the perfect car for you. Feel free to stop by for a test drive or contact us if you’re interested in one of our cars with high fuel economy.

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2020 Toyota Corolla Coming to St. Cloud, MN Soon

History is being made in Blue Springs, Mississippi as the next generation of Toyota Corolla models is set for production on March 18th. In one of last month’s blog posts, we talked about the new 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, which will achieve a higher fuel economy than Toyota Prius models. Now, we have a set date on when these 2020 Toyota models are being made. We’re eager to have these updated Toyota models at St. Cloud Toyota later this year.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla

Toyota has invested over $170 million dollars into the next generation of Toyota Corollas, and it shows. Offering all-new technology, design, and safety, the 2020 Toyota Corolla is the sedan of the future. It stands out from the crowd with its standard LED headlights and a refined build. It offers maximum customizability with its three engine options and five trim levels. One of the engine options is a hybrid, which will achieve a fuel economy of up to 50 mpg combined. Most importantly, it’s the perfected version of everything drivers love about the Toyota Corolla.

Not only is this good news for drivers, but it’s great news for Blue Springs locals, as well. The manufacturing of the next-generation Toyota Corolla has created over 400 jobs. This means that Toyota’s Mississippi plant now has almost 2,000 workers.

Buying a new Toyota Corolla at St. Cloud Toyota

We don’t know the exact date that the 2020 Toyota Corolla will arrive at our Toyota dealership near St. Cloud, MN. However, we expect to have the stylish sedan by mid to late 2019. Be one of the first drivers in St. Cloud to experience the 2020 Toyota Corolla by coming in for a test drive when the vehicle hits our new car inventory!