Engine in the 2020 Highlander

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Highlander on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 3:35 PM
2020 Toyota Highlander exterior profile

Performance features in the 2020 Toyota Highlander

Midsize SUVs are increasing in popularity as drivers look for the happy medium between smaller, easy handling SUVs and larger, more spacious SUVs. The Toyota Highlander continues to be a strong contender in this segment, setting the standard for other makes and models to compare themselves to. With a fully capable engine under the hood, the Highlander provides versatility that is hard to match. Check out the performance features in the 2020 Toyota Highlander! Read the rest of this entry »

The low down on oil changes

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 2:17 PM
person pouring oil in a vehicle engine

When should I get an oil change?

Oil changes are an important automotive service that should never be ignored. It can be easy to forget about this quick and relatively inexpensive service, but failing to get your oil changed when needed can cause some pretty drastic results. Check out our blog to learn when you should get an oil change! Read the rest of this entry »

How well does the Avalon Hybrid perform?

By Product Expert | Posted in Hybrid Cars, Toyota Avalon on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 1:47 PM
Maroon 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Performance specs and features in the 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

If you’re looking for a performance-driven hybrid, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid may be your best bet. This model is a full-size luxury sedan that offers exquisite interior features as well as top-notch power and performance. While the Prius gets a lot of hype as Toyota’s premier hybrid, the Avalon Hybrid offers a larger cabin, more interior amenities, and a more powerful engine. Check out the performance specs and features in the 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

Driving and phone use laws in Illinois

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 10:46 AM
man driving with both hands on steering wheel

Is it illegal in Illinois to use your cell phone while driving?

It’s estimated that one out of every four car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. To combat this, some states have enforced sharper penalties for drivers found to be on their phone while driving. This is a state law and not a federal one, so laws vary by state. Is it illegal to use your cell phone here in Illinois while driving? Find out below! Read the rest of this entry »

How to use the Toyota Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips & Tricks on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 12:14 PM
2019 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Models Exterior Driver Side Rear Angles

Toyota is known as a durable and reliable brand. Whether it’s a sedan, SUV, pickup, or minivan, Toyota is the go-to for performance seekers. Today, Toyota is about more than performance. They also include state-of-the-art technology and active safety features. One of those is the Toyota Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking system, which is part of the Toyota Safety Sense active safety technology suite. Learn how to use this feature with the short video tutorial below! Read the rest of this entry »

Pros and cons of leasing a car

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 10:32 AM
2020 Toyota Corolla Exterior Driver Side Front Angle in Celestite

Is it worth it to lease a car?

If you’re looking to upgrade your current driving situation, you may have come across the option to lease a new car. Leasing refers to the idea that you will not technically own the vehicle, but that you will be borrowing it for a set period of time (think renting an apartment). As with many things, leasing has its own set of pros and cons. Read on to see if it’s worth it for you to lease a car! Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for a new SUV? Choose wisely

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4 on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 3:49 PM
2019 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

Which Toyota SUV is the best in winter weather?

Here in the Midwest, winter can wreak havoc on the roads and make it difficult to drive. Luckily, Toyota has plenty of options available to drivers who are worried about trying to navigate through the icy and snowy roads. Take a look at some of the best Toyota SUVs for winter weather driving! Read the rest of this entry »

How much space is in the 2020 Sequoia?

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Sequoia on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 1:02 PM
2020 Toyota Sequoia front exterior profile

Cargo volume in the 2020 Toyota Sequoia

When drivers think of fully-capable full-size SUVs, they think of a couple different things. First is outstanding power and performance. You want something that can haul a trailer like a pickup. However, perhaps the more important aspect of an SUV is the cargo space it has. After all, if a driver just wanted an SUV for the performance, they could just as easily choose a pickup like the Tundra or Tacoma. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia is a fully-capable full-size SUV that has plenty of room for cargo and passengers alike. Check out the cargo volume in the 2020 Toyota Sequoia! Read the rest of this entry »

First look at the 2021 Toyota Mirai

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Mirai on Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 11:48 AM
2021 Toyota Mirai exterior profile

Toyota has a way of staying ahead of the competition. One seemingly-forgotten model is the Toyota Mirai. This small and fuel-efficient car often gets lost in conversations when drivers talk about hybrids, as the popular Prius always seems to take front and center stage. However, 2021 looks to be a new year full of drastic improvements and an enhanced powertrain. Take a look at this Kelley Blue Book evaluation of the 2021 Toyota Mirai, which will soon be available here at Hiland Toyota in Moline IL! Read the rest of this entry »

Soft touch vs touch-free car washes

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 10:16 AM
vehicle driving through a car wash

Which type of car wash should I get?

Some people like to wash their car by hand, but with the advanced technology that goes into automatic car washes, it may be worth forking up the extra few bucks and getting an automatic car wash. There are two types of automatic car washes: a soft-touch and a touch-free. Both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Check out the pros and cons below! Read the rest of this entry »