Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

Tips to Protect Your Children in the Summer Heat on the Road

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Toddler in Car Seat

Accidentally leaving a child in the car in the middle of summer is a great fear for many parents. Cars can heat up within minutes and young children are the most vulnerable. As news of unfortunate child deaths make headlines at this time of year, what can you do to prevent such a tragedy? Here are some tips to minimize the risk of losing your loved one. (more…)

Car Seat Tips & Tricks for Installation & Use

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Grandfather Strapping Child into Car Seat

June is National Safety Month each year, and in honor of that, we thought we’d go ahead and give you some car seat tips & tricks for installation & use. Follow these do’s and don’ts and your child will be much safer this summer, and don’t forget to perform these two great tests! (more…)

Spring Is Here! It’s Time for Vehicle Spring Cleaning

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Woman cleaning red vehicle with a rag

Automotive Spring Cleaning and Maintenance Checklist

Spring is quickly coming into full swing which means it’s time that we get our vehicle’s ready for the start of a new season. Spring is the perfect time to give your vehicle a thorough cleaning and a maintenance check to ensure it’s good to go after a harsh winter. Keep reading to view our automotive spring cleaning and maintenance checklist.


Toyota RAV4 Technology & How-To Videos

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Exterior Driver Side Rear Profile

Today we want to shed light on a really cool and useful tool that you might not have realized exists. If you own a Toyota RAV4 model, regardless of trim level, grade, year, et cetera, then you’ll find this YouTube playlist incredibly helpful the next time you run into an issue with a feature in your vehicle. Whether you can’t figure out how to adjust the height of your liftgate or what the Bird’s Eye View Camera does, this technology & how-to video playlist has something for almost everything where the RAV4 is concerned. Give the playlist a look through or just watch it here on the blog next time you have a question. (more…)

Why is the check engine light on in my Toyota vehicle?

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Check Engine Light Message Under Speedometer

You always get a bit of a sinking feeling in your stomach when you turn your vehicle on, only to realize that your check engine light stays on after the initial few seconds. Your mind begins racing, trying to figure out exactly what might have caused it. Many times, it’s something simple that will be easy and inexpensive to fix and won’t cause you any danger or serious problems. However, considering that’s many times and not all times, we still recommend you try to figure out exactly why the light is on in your Toyota vehicle before continuing on with business as usual. Below are a few of the most likely scenarios. (more…)

Cold Weather and Batteries: Winterize Your Car Battery

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
A man charging his dead battery in winter

Why Does My Car Battery Keep Dying in the Winter?

It’s an experience most drivers who live in colder climates can relate to—you’re getting ready to leave for work and start the long process of cleaning the snow off of your car and starting it to warm up the cabin so you don’t have to freeze during the first 10 minutes of your commute, you put the key in the ignition, turn the key, and…the engine won’t turn over. That being said, most of us have also asked the question “Why Does My Car Battery Keep Dying in the Winter?” at some point in our lives. Hiland Toyota is here with the answer, as well as some helpful information to keep your car battery running all year long.


How to Winterize a Car, Truck or SUV

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
City Street Covered in Snow

As winter weather draws nearer and nearer, it’s time to start thinking about how your vehicle is going to hold up this year. Winterizing a car, truck or SUV, while time-consuming, isn’t a difficult thing to do, but it could make all the difference while you’re out there on the road if something unfortunate happens. So, before the snow begins to pile up on our roads, follow the tips below and get your vehicle prepared for winter! (more…)

Easily Locate Your Toyota Vehicle Identification Number

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Where to Find Your Toyota VIN

Where to Find Your Toyota VIN

From time to time during the ownership of your Toyota, or any vehicle for that matter, you might be required to locate the VIN. This acronym stands for Vehicle Identification Number, and for all newer vehicles, it should contain 17 total digits. If you’re not sure where you can find it in your Toyota, allow us to help.


With the Simple Swing of Your Foot, the RAV4’s Power Liftgate Can Open Automatically

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
How to Use the Toyota RAV4 Foot-Activated Power Liftgate

How to Use the Toyota RAV4 Foot-Activated Power Liftgate

These days, Toyota vehicles are full of all sorts of convenience features. In fact, there are so many, even owners of Toyota models may have a hard time identifying all of them. When it comes to a vehicle like the RAV4, one such feature you may find is a foot-activated power liftgate. This is one of those features you don’t realize you need until you have it, and then you’ll wonder how you could live without it. Let us show you how to use it and how it works. If you have any questions along the way, you can feel free to contact the automotive experts here at Hiland Toyota either by phone or by simply stopping in for a visit.


How Your Driving Habits Can Affect Your Vehicle’s Gas Mileage

Monday, June 12th, 2017
What's the Best Driving Style for Better Fuel Economy?

What’s the Best Driving Style for Better Fuel Economy?

Though gas prices fluctuate, the days of a gallon of gas costing less than a dollar are long gone, which means most drivers are always looking for ways to save a little extra money on fuel. Knowing which gas stations have the best prices is one way to watch your fuel costs, as is regular vehicle maintenance. But you can also make a big impact toward better fuel economy simply by adjusting your driving style to best suit your vehicle’s efficiency.