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Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury Proudly Serving Delaware & Sussex County 

Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury is a premier Toyota dealer who serves many areas within Maryland and Delaware. With their large selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, Pohanka Toyota is fully equipped to aid those on the Eastern Shore find the car, truck or SUV of their dreams. 

Pohanka Toyota’s award-winning service & parts department, online inventory, and outstanding financing options make them the preferred dealer for all your Toyota needs. 

Though located in Salisbury, Maryland Pohanka Toyota proudly serves many areas within the state of Delaware and Sussex County including but not limited to Selbyville, Laurel, Millsboro, Seaford, Dagsboro, Delmar, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, and Fenwick Island.

Pohanka Toyota is even willing to deliver your dream car to your home or place of work and urges Delaware customers to remember that taxes are determined by where you live and not where you buy.

Ready to set up a test drive? Visit our Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury dealership today!

Pohanka Toyota Tech Wins Master Automobile Technician of the Year Award From ASE

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Frank Gaspar of the Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury Service Department recently received the highly sought after Master Automobile Technician of the Year Award presented by Toyota Motor Corporation and Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE).

This prestigious award highlights what being an expert entails. In Tech News Summer Edition 2018, Tim Zilke, ASE President and CEO says; “It means having a deeper understanding, above average skills, and a dose of creativity, all combining to get the job done at a high level.”

Gaspar was personally nominated for this award and placed first at the nationwide competition in the final round. He is the first service technician at Pohanka to receive this award, setting a standard not yet seen by local technicians.

“It’s incredible,” says Toyota Service Manager, Tom Chilcoate “It’s a huge award for anybody to get.”

Chilcoate is extremely proud of his service team and recognizes their accomplishments. This is one of the only Toyota dealerships, especially on the Eastern Shore, with six master technicians. Gaspar and his peers do more than perform exceptional work on your vehicle, they also serve as mentors for many of the younger techs learning the trade directly out of high school.

Gaspar has worked in the industry for 40 years, 25 being with Toyota. He has been with Pohanka for a little over three years collectively. “The award was recognition and a pat on the back from Toyota and ASE after many years in the business,” said Gaspar.

Pohanka takes great pride in Gaspar and the award’s origin. In 1972, Frank Pohanka himself was crucial in designing and developing the ASE.

Check out Gaspar and our amazing service team next time you bring in your Toyota!

5 Useful, Fun and Inexpensive Accessories You Need For Your Car

Tired of having your belongings slip between your car’s seats? Unsure what to do if you get a flat tire? Even your dream car can drive you crazy with these little annoyances. Here is a list of tools and accessories to keep in your car at all times to make those little inconveniences disappear for good.

 

  1. Drop Stop

Drop Stop is an Automotive Car Seat Gap Filler that you place and mold around your seat belt holder preventing even the smallest things from falling in between your car’s seats. Your cell phone, wallet and even loose change are safe with these pads around.

 

  1. Fix A Flat

This is most definitely not a permanent solution to a flat tire but having a can of Fix A Flat in your car can get you out of a sticky situation if you blow a tire. It will seal the popped tire in minutes and allow you to get to one of our service departments safely so your car can be properly looked at and repaired.

 

  1. Rain-X

Weather your dealing with rain, frost, ice or even bugs Rain-X has you covered. This spray on solution prevents all types of harsh weather from impeding your vision through your windshield. It makes driving in extreme conditions easier and much more safe.

 

  1. Glove Box Organizer

Its very important to have the right documents and contact information in your glove box in case anything were to happen. With a Glove Box Organizer you are sure to have your registration, insurance info, salesperson business card and more at your fingertips in minutes.

 

  1. Steering Wheel Desk

Does your car ever become a place where you end up working or needing to eat a meal? If so you might want to consider purchasing a Steering Wheel Desk. This one of a kind desk attaches to your steering wheel so, while you’re pulled over, you have a portable work space or personal table. Once your done simply slid it under your seat and your ready to go.

 

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5 Steps To Getting Your Car Ready For Spring

It’s that time of year! Break out the dust pans and broomsticks because spring is in the air and spring cleaning is on the agenda. While you’re preparing for the sunnier season don’t forget to prepare your car for the new weather as well. Here are some tips on how to get your car all ready for spring!

 

Wash Your Car and Get It Detailed

Spring is the ideal time to give your car a thorough cleaning both inside and out. Getting your ride washed, waxed, buffed and polished can really give your car a face lift after dealing with snow, ice, salt and more during those harsh winter months. Don’t just settle for your car looking better, make sure it feels better too. Bring your car back to showroom condition by having the interior vacuumed, shampooed and having the leather and plastic surfaces treated. A detail also gets all of the dirt and crumbs out of those hard to reach places.

 

Touch Up Paint and Small Dents

For minor dings and chips purchase some automotive touch up paint and carefully fill in all the scuffs and scratches. It won’t be a professional job but it will prevent rust from attaching itself to your sheet metal.

If you have some more substantial damage to your vehicle make a visit to your service department or local body shop. Different repairs have different prices but to keep your car in fair cosmetic condition it is worth an occasional visit to a professional. Having a car in good condition makes it easier to sell down the line and if your interested in an upgrade bring it to your dealer service center;  they can give you a trade in quote before you pay to have any work done!

 

Check Your Oil & Tire Pressure

These are routine procedure that every driver should keep up with but when life gets busy they are the last things on your mind. Be sure that you are checking your oil frequently and getting it changed according to your manufacturer standards. Getting your oil changed when needed is a easy and effective way to keeping your car in top performing condition while letting your oil get too low can cause detrimental damage to your vehicle.

Be cautious of wear on your tires after the winter months. The start of spring is the ideal time to make sure your tires are properly inflated, your spare tire included. It is also a fantastic time to have your tires rotated and balanced to make sure you are getting the maximum life span from each tire.

 

Invest in New Floor Mats

Winter is a very harsh time for your floor mats, especially if they are made of typical carpet. Spring is a great time to evaluate your floor mats and see if they need replaced. Some drivers even upgrade their floor mats from carpet to rubber or synthetic materials. These are easier to clean and don’t allow dirt, mud, water and more to get to your cars carpeting.

 

Clean Out Your Glove Compartment

First off, when cleaning out your glove compartment make sure that all important documents are where they need to be. Know where your insurance information is as well as your vehicle’s registration and owners manual. Clean out all of the un necessary papers and receipts that accumulate in your glove compartment over time time make sure these documents are easily accessible.

The glove compartment is also a great place to keep contact information from your local dealership and mechanic as well as any service coupons you acquire. It would also be a good idea to keep a tire gauge and pair of work gloves in there in case you need them while on the road.

 

If you follow these five steps you and your ride are ready for spring! Enjoy the sunshine and drive safe.