Category Archives: Salisbury Toyota Service

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Where can I finance car repairs in Salisbury, MD?

For many, choosing not to repair their car simply doesn’t feel like a reasonable option. For better or worse, modern America was built with automobiles in mind. If you have a commute of any distance that doesn’t fall within the bounds of our (rather limited) public transportation system, you probably need your car.

So what happens when that car breaks down and you don’t have the means on hand to fix it? Where can one get a loan for car repair and maintenance in Salisbury, MD? Continue reading

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What does the ABS light mean, and why is it activated in my Toyota?

Toyota ABS Light Meaning and Corresponding Issues

Warning lights can be a fairly unsettling business. It’s often hard to know whether they symbolize a minor issue or point to a major problem with your ride. Often, the same light can annoyingly mean both. It doesn’t help that they’re typically cryptic symbols that seemingly would require the Rosetta Stone to decode.

If you’ve been driving along in your Toyota and noticed the ABS light on your dashboard illuminate, you’re probable wondering: what does the ABS light mean, and should I be worried? Continue reading

side view of a silver 2019 Toyota Avalon

Get Your New 2019 Toyota Avalon Now at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury

The 2019 model year is in full swing, as evidenced by the fact that you can get your new 2019 Toyota Avalon right now at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula. That’s right, the 2019 Toyota Avalon lineup is available now right here at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury – and if you’re in the market for a new midsize sedan, there’s no better option out there than the 2019 Avalon. To prove that point, we’re going to take a closer look at what makes the 2019 Toyota Avalon lineup tick, while also checking out how much passenger and cargo space you’ll get to enjoy while riding around in your new Avalon.

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How Powerful and Fuel Efficient is the 2019 Toyota Avalon Lineup?

The new Toyota Avalon lineup at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula features a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of pumping out 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. That’s true for the whole non-hybrid 2019 Avalon lineup, though your gas mileage ratings do vary depending on which trim level you choose. More specifically, the 2019 Toyota Avalon XLE gets up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway while the 2019 Toyota Avalon XSE, Limited and Touring models get up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The new Toyota Avalon Hybrid lineup at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury, on the other hand, features a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine capable of pumping out up to a total of 215 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Again, your chosen trim level determines your gas mileage, as the 2019 Avalon Hybrid XLE gets up to 43 miles per gallon in the city and 44 miles per gallon on the highway while the 2019 Avalon Hybrid XSE and Limited models get up to 43 miles per gallon in the city and 43 miles per gallon on the highway.

Passenger and Cargo Space Measurements for the 2019 Toyota Avalon Lineup

Your chosen trim level also determines your interior passenger space. All 2019 Avalon models offer 16 cubic-feet of cargo space, though 2019 Avalon models with a moonroof offer 102.9 cubic-feet of passenger space while models without a moonroof offer 104.3 cubic-feet of passenger space. That is, unless you go with a 2019 Avalon Hybrid, in which case models with a moonroof offer 102.6 cubic-feet of passenger space while models without a moonroof offer 103.8 cubic-feet of passenger space.

For more on the 2019 Toyota Avalon lineup or any of our other new Toyota models, please contact our staff here at Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Benefits of Buying A Certified Pre-Owned Toyota

Ever wonder what the difference is between a pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle? You see the sign advertising that the car you’re looking at is “certified pre owned” but what does that actually mean? Is it worth the extra cost? The short answer is yes but let’s explore why.

 

First off a certified pre owned car is a vehicle that has been through an intense and deliberate inspection by a Toyota trained technician. This is to ensure that any problems with the car are fixed BEFORE it goes on the market. Any recalls, manufacture flaws or other problems will be addressed and fixed before the car leaves the lot. So when purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle you are assured that the car has been properly and thoroughly inspected and maintained to fit today’s top safety standards.

 

Second, when purchasing a certified pre-owned car you are instantly purchasing a vehicle with some much needed add ons. For example if you purchase a certified pre-owned Toyota vehicle it automatically comes with a one-year / 12,000 mile warranty form the day you purchase the car. Certified Toyota’s even come with one year roadside assistance which can really save you in a bind. Not certified pre-owned cars will typically carry out the original warranty that came with the vehicle but those are most often expired by the time the car has been resold.

 

So is it worth it to purchase a certified pre-owned Toyota? Yes! Though vehicles made by Toyota are meant to be reliable and last longer than ever, having an extended warranty as well as a year of free roadside assistance is well worth the minimal additional cost. The multi point inspection a certified pre-owned vehicle goes through also insures that there will be no immediate problems with the car and will put your mind at ease for a long time to come.
Check out our entire selection of pre-owned and certified pre-owned cars today.

 

10 Essentials To Have In Your Car During Winter

Driving during the wintertime can be very dangerous especially when the forecast calls for a large amount of snow or ice. You no longer only have to worry about where your keys are and if you have a full tank of gas but also the ice that must be scrapped from your windows, your tire pressure and traction, shoveling snow around your car and more. For these reasons we recommend the following list of objects to always keep in your car in case of emergency during the winter months.

 

A Snow Shovel

Always an essential item to have during snowy weather. Not only can a snow shovel help you dig your car out of a rough sport but it can also be used to get snow off of the roof and sides of your car. Remember leaving snow on the roof of your vehicle is very dangerous for it may come down and block your windshield while you are driving or it could fly backward into another driver’s windshield. Having a shovel with you can allow you to clean off or dig out your car whenever you may need.

 

An Ice Scraper

Just as snow settles on your vehicle so does Ice. Ice can cling to your windows as well as your front and rear windshield making it nearly impossible to see. Having an ice scraper can allow you to easily scrape away ice for full visibility.

 

Jumper Cables

Cold weather is very tough on your vehicle and especially your battery. It’s important to have jumper cables with you at all times so it can bring your car back to life in case of an emergency.

 

Flashlight

When I say a flashlight I DO NOT mean your smartphone. A cell phone battery can die or you may need the remaining battery power of a phone to call for help. It’s important to have a actual flashlight with you so you can see clearly when changing a tire or using jumping cables without wastefully utilizing other resources.

 

Empty Gas Can

You should not keep gas in your car but an empty gas can could save you from the trouble and expense of a tow. If you run out of gas and have an empty gas can in your car you can walk to the nearest gas station and get the gallon of gas you will need to either get to the gas station in your vehicle or to a different safe location.

 

Spare Tire

Bald tires are extremely dangerous during the winter months. You should always get a set of all season or snow tires before driving in any kind of storm and having a spare is essential.

 

Air Compressor

Cold air causes a dramatic loss of tire pressure. It’s important to maintain your tires and give them more air when need be. An air compressor makes the job simple and easy to both detect the tires current pressure and give any extra air it may require. This simple tool can prevent you from major catastrophe such as a flat tire during harsh weather.

 

First Aid Kit

No matter what the season it is always important to have a first aid kit on hand. Safety first is very important for your vehicle and yourself.

 

Small Tool Kit

You don’t have to be a mechanic to know how to use basic tools to change a tire or to perform minor repairs. Investing in a basic tool kit can save you a major headache should a problem occur especially in the winter season.

 

Kitty Litter

It sounds crazy but during winter weather it can be very helpful to keep some kitty litter hidden in your car. When you are in one of those unfortunate situations where you are stuck in the snow and your tires keep turning but your car isn’t going anywhere Kitty Litter can save the day! Spread the kitty litter underneath your tires to give them added traction and you will be able to get your vehicle unstuck.