Tire Maintenance Tips in High River, Alberta

Tire Maintenance Tips in High River, Alberta

You may not think of them while driving, but your vehicle’s tires are some of the most important components keeping you safe. They keep your car attached to the road and it’s vital that you properly care for them to ensure they are working well. Here are some tire maintenance tips to consider:

Rotation

No, we’re not referring to the wheels spinning while you’re driving. The front tires typically wear down faster than those in the back, meaning the tread is uneven and unsafe. Rotating the tires from front to back (and diagonally) is the best way to ensure more even wear. This will also help extend the life of the tires and improve your driving experience.

Pressure

Along with wear, you have to watch out for the tires deflating or being overinflated. Proper tire pressure improves fuel economy and helps you stop quicker, especially in unfavorable conditions. Many Toyota vehicles come with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that will let you know when it’s time to adjust the PSI. But we can also take care of that for you at the High River Toyota service center.

The best way to take care of tires is by bringing your vehicle to our knowledgeable staff at High River Toyota. We’ll be sure you’re prepared for what’s to come and answer any questions you may have!

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Crown Hybrid Sedan

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Crown Hybrid Sedan | High River, AB

Toyota already has an extensive and exciting hybrid lineup, but get ready to enjoy another outstanding, efficient vehicle! The Toyota Crown is making a triumphant return to the U.S. market, but this time it arrives with a new HYBRID MAX powertrain.

This elevated sedan — available in XLE, Limited, and Platinum grades — has a tall ride height and beautifully bold styling. The new Crown can be painted in the first-ever bi-tone option that gives the hood and trunk black accents that pair with one of four alluring colours.

Of course, as a hybrid sedan, the 2023 Toyota Crown offers exceptional efficiency. Depending on the grade you select, you’ll get the standard Toyota Hybrid System (THS) or the first-ever HYBRID MAX powertrain. The new HYBRID MAX system delivers a manufacturer-estimated 8.4 L/100 km combined and estimated 340 horsepower for a thrilling drive. Meanwhile, the standard THS offers an incredible 6.2 L/100 km combined.

Inside, the cabin is outfitted with advanced tech and premium amenities. For starters, the all-new Toyota Multimedia System with a standard 12.3-inch touch screen seamlessly connects to your smartphone and is convenient thanks to Over-the-Air updates. The interior also comes with standard, three-level heated front seats and dual-zone climate control for ultimate comfort. These are just some of the amazing highlights of the all-new 2023 Toyota Crown. If you want to learn more or see this efficient sedan in action, contact our team or visit us at High River Toyota in Alberta!

2023 Toyota Corolla Lineup Adds Four New Hybrid Models

2023 Toyota Corolla Lineup Adds Four New Hybrid Models | High River Toyota | High River, AB

The Toyota Corolla is a perennial favorite of drivers in Alberta, and it just keeps getting better. For 2023, the Toyota Corolla is offering four hybrid models, including three new grades with improved performance and all-wheel drive.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup expands with the LE AWD, SE AWD, and XSE AWD models. Each features Electronic On-Demand AWD, making the Corolla Hybrid the only car in its class to offer all-wheel drive as an option. This makes it an even better bet for Canadians — especially when that winter weather takes a turn for the worse. And thanks to a revised drive motor and lithium-ion battery, you can expect more power from the new Corolla Hybrid to boot.

And that’s not all Toyota is doing to make the Corolla Hybrid lineup a top choice for Canadians. Every model includes next-generation Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 and the next-generation Toyota Audio Multimedia system, giving the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid plenty of smarts to match its winning style.

If you want an affordable hybrid sedan, the new and improved 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid lineup has something for you. Contact the experts at High River Toyota in High River, Alberta, to learn when you can take one for a test drive.

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

Meet the All-New 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid | High River Toyota | High River, AB

Toyota is adding yet another knockout hybrid to its lineup with the first-ever Corolla Cross Hybrid. Following up the popular Corolla Cross that debuted last year, the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid is perfect for drivers in Canada thanks to standard Electronic All-Wheel Drive and impressive power to match its excellent fuel economy.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid features the fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System, and that means it’s got the power to satisfy. This hybrid crossover puts out 194 horsepower, enabling an 8.2-second 0-100 km/h sprint and fuel consumption of just 6.4 L/100 km.

Toyota will offer the 2023 Corolla Cross Hybrid in two well-equipped models: the SE and XSE. Both feel sporty and spirited, especially with four distinctive two-tone color options. Inside, you get a comfortable cabin that’s made for trips with the family and advanced technologies like the new Toyota Multimedia System with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

The 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid also features standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0, making it one of the safest vehicles in its class. TSS 3.0 includes must-have features like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection as well as Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Lane Tracing Assist.

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new family SUV, the all-new Corolla Cross Hybrid is coming soon to High River Toyota in High River, Alberta. Contact our team to learn how you can be one of the first to take delivery.

Great Day Trips From High River to Help Save on Gas

2022 Toyota Tundra | High River, AB

Even with gas prices soaring, a recent poll found that 91% of Canadians are still planning to travel this summer. If you’re looking for ideas for your local getaway, here are some places to consider near High River.

The Riverside Chateau

Northwest of High River near Bragg Creek is the Riverside Chateau. This beautiful log-style mansion features many unique rooms to relax in. The certified 5-Star Accommodation & Retreat prides itself on providing a top-level comfortable setting after you explore the wilderness in the area. If you can’t get a reservation here, try stopping by the nearby Craftsman House or Evergreen Country Bed & Breakfast.

Red Deer

The city of Red Deer is only about two hours from High River and offers a peaceful setting for a weekend getaway. It lies approximately halfway between Calgary and Edmonton and offers everything from arts and culture to outdoor exploration. Check out the Red Deer website to see exactly what’s going on when you plan your trip.

Downtown Calgary

Calgary is less than an hour from High River, so why not splurge and spend a weekend in the city? Book a stay at a high-end hotel and schedule a massage. You deserve it! The city has a wide variety of unique restaurants as well as live music almost every night at incredible venues. You can also make your trip an educational one by selecting a tailored experience from an Indigenous guide to learn about Canadian history.

Toyota has an incredible hybrid lineup, so if you’re in the market for a new vehicle before you head out on your adventure, stop by and see us at High River Toyota in Alberta!

2023 Toyota Highlander Arrives With More Power, Tech, and Convenience

2023 Toyota Highlander | High River, AB

The Highlander is the ideal Toyota SUV for growing families or those who just want a bit more space for hauling cargo. As Toyota continues to improve its lineup, the 2023 Highlander arrives with a host of new features and performance updates.

Performance

The 2023 Highlander will be available with a hybrid powertrain as well as a gas-powered option. All gas models have received a new, turbocharged V6 engine that offers 17% more torque than the outgoing engine. This new engine is also eco-friendlier, emitting 50% fewer emissions. The Highlander Hybrid offers an incredible 6.7 L/100 km combined and features regenerative braking to help capture more energy for fewer stops at the pump.[1]

Technology

The new Toyota Multimedia system is standard on all grades of the 2023 Highlander. The base model has an 8-inch display with the option of upgrading to an expansive 12.3-inch touch screen. This new system includes enhanced connectivity and convenience via features like Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and an Intelligent Assistant. By saying “Hey Toyota,” you can use natural voice commands for things like directions, hands-free text messaging, and more.

Convenience

You’ll find a variety of convenient features on the new Toyota Highlander, too. A hands-free power liftgate is available on all grades, making it easy to load and unload cargo into the SUV. That amenity and rain-sensing wipers are standard on the Bronze Edition model, which also comes with captain’s chairs and premium seating materials with bronze-coloured stitching.

If you’re excited about the 2023 Toyota Highlander and want to take this SUV home, you can reserve yours at High River Toyota in Alberta! Contact us at (866) 201-3539 or visit our team at 901 11 Ave SE in High River.

[1] Manufacturer estimated fuel consumption rating.

The Importance of Auto Glass Service

Some things about vehicle ownership are inevitable. Flat tires and dead batteries are two common issues, but one often overlooked repair is when you get a chip or crack in your car’s windshield. Whether a rock flew up while you were driving or some other reason, it’s vital to take care of the damage as soon as possible.

Visibility

Most times, you won’t notice a crack or chip in your vehicle’s windshield until you get behind the wheel and start your journey. Even the smallest issue can be a big visibility concern. If you have to adjust your position in the driver’s seat to see around, above, or below a windshield flaw, call our team at High River Toyota to take care of it.

Integrity

Not only can a crack or chip be a visibility issue, but it can also cause the integrity of your car’s windshield to falter. According to Reader’s Digest Canada, “A cracked windshield has a greater chance of shattering or causing an accident.”

The solution? Bring your car to High River Toyota in Alberta, where our team can repair or replace your vehicle’s windshield glass. Our technicians are highly trained to work on non-Toyota vehicles, too, and the sooner you take care of this issue, the better.

Toyota Red Tag Days Are Here to Help You Save Big at High River Toyota!

Toyota Red Tag Days | High River, AB

If you’re looking for outstanding lease and finance rates on some of the most popular Toyota models, you’re in luck! Toyota Red Tag Days are here, and we’ve got the details on how you can save big at High River Toyota.[1]

2022 Corolla LE
Finance from 2.49%

The Corolla LE is the second trim in the sedan’s versatile lineup. It comes with useful tech features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, automatic A/C, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. You’ll also appreciate its standard heated front seats and its stylish 16-inch steel wheels.

2022 Corolla XSE CVT
Lease from 2.99%

At the top of the Corolla lineup is the XSE CVT trim, equipped with a long list of premium amenities. Comfort is prioritized with the SofTex leather seats, heated front and rear seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The standard Premium Audio with Remote system comes with a variety of trial services to keep you connected to your Corolla, too.

2022 RAV4 Trail AWD
Finance from 3.99%

One of the most adventurous RAV4 models is the Trail AWD. Thanks to its Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive system with Rear Driveline Disconnect, you’ll be able to adventure on all kinds of terrain. Other convenient and premium features include a power moonroof, LED fog lights, a backup camera, and bridge-type roof rails.

2022 Highlander XLE AWD
Finance from 2.99%

For a larger SUV option that can still take you off the beaten path, consider the Highlander XLE AWD model. It also comes with a smart AWD system as well as a 295-horsepower engine. Inside, you and your passengers will appreciate 3-Zone independent automatic climate control, a power moonroof, a power liftgate, and an available heated steering wheel.

Contact our team or visit us at High River Toyota in Alberta to learn more about these incredible Toyota deals!

[1] Limited time purchase financing offer provided through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit on new retail sales of qualifying models. Offer subject to change/cancellation without notice.

How to Pack Light for a Spring or Summer Road Trip in Your Toyota

2022 Toyota Tundra | High River, AB

With the weather improving here in High River, you might be looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors and see more of Canada. One way to do so is by taking a road trip in your Toyota! Our team at High River Toyota put together these tips for packing light for your next journey.

1. Leave Some Bathroom Items at Home

If you’re planning on staying in a hotel during your trip, there’s a high chance that you will find complimentary items like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion in your room. Rather than bulking up your bathroom bag, skip some of these items and others that you don’t absolutely need on the road.

2. Try the 1-2-3-4-5-6 Rule

If you’re going on a shorter trip, the editors at REI.com recommend the 1-2-3-4-5-6 rule, which suggests bringing 1 hat, 2 pairs of shoes, 3 bottoms, 4 tops, 5 pairs of socks, and 6 pairs of underwear (plus a bra for those who wear one). While this requires you to wear some items more than once, it allows freedom to not lug around a large suitcase wherever you go.

3. Ditch the portable tech

Let’s face it; you’re not going on a road trip to stare at your laptop or portable gaming console, right? You want to enjoy the world around you and remove yourself from the internet for a bit. Rather than relying on all of that tech, only bring the essentials (like your smartphone, charger, and small headphones) to keep it simple.

These are just a few tips for packing light on your next road trip. Let us know if you have any additional tips when you stop by and see us!

Meet the First-Ever Toyota GR Corolla

2021 Toyota Corolla | High River, AB
Pictured: 2021 Toyota Corolla

The Corolla has been part of the Toyota lineup for decades and has seen quite a few changes over the years. One of the most recent developments arrives in the form of the first-ever Toyota GR Corolla — a heart-pumping version of the already popular car.

The “GR” comes from TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, a team that prides itself on creating vehicles with outstanding performance, handling, and functionality. In fact, the new GR Corolla is powered by a direct/port-injected three-cylinder engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. That robust engine is paired with the GR Four All-Wheel-Drive powertrain to offer varying power distribution to the front and rear wheels for maximum control.

Along with playing the part of a performance vehicle, the GR Corolla is also incredibly stylish. The Core grade comes in white, black, and Supersonic Red colour options while the Circuit Edition will be available in white, Supersonic Red, and Heavy Metal. The Circuit Edition model also adds a forged carbon fibre roof, a rear spoiler, and a vented bulge hood. Inside, the Brin Naub® suede-trimmed seats with red accents round out the athleticism of this new car.

You don’t have to give up on a fun car when you’ve got kids, though! The new GR Corolla is also equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 system. This includes driver-assist features like Risk Avoidance Emergency Steering, Lane Departure, and more.

Pricing and availability for the all-new 2023 Toyota GR Corolla will arrive later this year. Until then, stay tuned and contact our team at High River Toyota in Alberta for more details.