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Keep Your Vehicle's Muffler in Shape for a Clean, Quiet Ride

There are many parts of your vehicle that will need to be maintained and watched over to make sure your vehicle is always running its best, and your car's muffler is no exception.

The muffler is a part that is also known s the silencer and for good reason. Gases from your vehicle's exhaust pipe are passed through the muffler from an internal-combustion engine to reduce noise from your vehicle's engine. 

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What is a Transfer Case in a Vehicle?

A transfer case in an integral part of every vehicle. In fact, it is involved in the determination of how each vehicle performs on varying road conditions. As a part of the drivetrain, transfer cases assist vehicles that rely on rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive functionality. This part works by transferring power from the transmission to axles in the front and rear via the drive shaft.

While a transfer case is important in all vehicles, it is especially necessary for four-wheel drive vehicles. 

 

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How to Safely Handle a Roadside Emergency

No driver looks forward to a roadside emergency. Almost all drivers will have one at some point. Charlie's Toyota wants you to be safe if your car breaks down. Here are some tips that will help keep you safe.

When a mechanical failure happens, try to guide your car safely out of traffic. In the case of a flat tire you can drive for a short distance on the flat. Other issues may leave you no choice when it comes to stopping. Always carry road triangles or flares to help others see your car, and remove yourself to an…

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Protect Your Toyota Investment


Toyota remains a popular brand that provides consumers with reliable, durable vehicles. However, all vehicles need periodic maintenance concerns. Emergencies do occur. With all of the expected and unexpected costs in mind, Toyota offers a no-cost care plan that includes 24-hour roadside assistance.

The maintenance plan covers oil and filter changes, tire rotations, fluid inspections using Toyota replacement parts. The service plan lasts for two years or 25,000 miles. The 24-hour emergency assistance provides battery jumps, lockout assistance, tire service, towing or winching
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Why You Should Never Substitute Windshield Wiper Fluid with Water


Have you ever considered just saving a couple of bucks and utilizing water in your windshield washer fluid reservoir instead of windshield wiper fluid? If so you may want to reconsider as there are a few dangers this could present such as follows.
  • Standing water is a breeding ground for bacteria. This could cause serious health concerns for the driver and passengers in the vehicle.
  • Water does not clear window grime, road build-up, or bugs from the windshield as it does not contain detergents like windshield wiper fluid does.
  • Water does not help the components of your windshield...
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ToyotaCare Service Plans Keeps Drivers on The Road

Whether it's a flat tire or a dead battery, everyone has been in a tight spot with their vehicle at one point or another. It's a universal experience for car ownership. Toyota is looking to prevent and/or assist with these headache situations through ToyotaCare. Available to those who buy or lease new, 
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Stay on top of routine service appointments in 2017

This year you've got a clean slate and a fresh start, so make it count by keeping up with your vehicle's service appointments! Charlie's Toyota wants our customers to get the most out of their car, which is why we highly recommend scheduling routine service and maintenance as needed.

Not only does servicing your vehicle help to keep it running without a hitch, but it also allows our

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How Do You Reach 1 Million Miles in a Toyota?

The Proclaimers are going to have to up the ante; Victor Sheppard of Houma, LA drove his Toyota Tundra 500,000 miles, and then he drove 500,000 more, and he did not break down on anyone's door.

"My truck looks great, and, except for a few little dents, it's almost like new," Sheppard said. "Even the seats look just as they were when I bought it. They're not as clean, of course, but they're…

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