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:
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Paddleboarding is an amazing way to relax on the water and explore new places. But before you can get your board on the water, you need to bring it there — and loading a non-inflatable paddleboard onto a car can be a tricky job.
With a Roof Rack
The best way to transport a paddleboard is with SUP-specific rack mounted on your vehicle’s crossbars. There are many paddleboard-compatible racks on the market, including some that enable you to carry more than one. For safe transport, make sure to read directions closely.
Without a Roof Rack
It’s possible to transport a paddleboard without a rack or even without crossbars. In the former case, you can tie the paddleboard directly to the crossbars, but you’ll need to add padding to ensure the bars don’t damage the board. If your car has a smooth roof, then you can consider investing in a soft inflatable roof rack, such as one made of foam.
In a Truck
If you drive a truck, your paddleboard likely extends past the length of the bed. Put padding over the tailgate and then tie the board down as close to the tailgate as possible using side rails or your truck’s tie-down mounts. If the paddleboard extends past the tailgate by more than a few feet, you should hang a red or orange flag from the board. It may be required by law.
At High River Toyota, you can buy genuine Toyota parts and accessories that make it easier to mount paddleboards as well as other equipment. Visit our website or our store in High River, Alberta, for a closer look!
The introduction of the 2022 Toyota Tundra has been especially exciting because it marks the beginning of a new generation for this adventurous truck. Toyota is now debuting the new Tundra Capstone grade that elevates the truck-driving experience even further.
Leveled Up Luxury
On the outside, the Tundra Capstone is outfitted with eye-catching 22-inch chrome rims, a unique grille, chrome mirror caps, and chrome “TUNDRA” tailgate inserts, among other chrome detailing. To help you get inside, the automatic running boards will pop out for a step up. Once inside, you’ll be greeted by a handful of luxury features made from high-quality materials, like semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats, an open-pore Dark American Walnut finish on the centre console and dash, and a panoramic moonroof.
Toughness Comes Standard
Even though it sports a premium look, the Tundra Capstone is still a tough truck. It’s powered by the new i-FORCE MAX hybrid powertrain that generates up to 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. The twin-turbo V6 engine is mated to a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and performance. All things considered, you can tow up to 4,690 kg with the Tundra Capstone.
The Security of Safety Sense
Just like all other 2022 Tundra models, the Capstone model is equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. This includes driver-assist features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and many other helpful systems. Additionally, the Tundra Capstone comes with Toyota’s Rear Seat Reminder that lets you know if anything is still in the back when the engine is turned off.
These are just some of the highlights of the 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone, arriving at Canadian dealerships this spring. Contact our team at High River Toyota in Alberta for more details.