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Exterior view of the rear of a 2020 Toyota Camry AWD driving in the rain

How Can You Prepare Your Toyota For the Winter Rainy Season in Palo Alto?

Preparing Your Toyota for the Winter Rainy Season in Palo Alto CA

The winter rainy season is nearly here in Palo Alto! That means driving conditions are sure to be a little more treacherous for 8 or so days per month until the end of February. While many other regions of the US deal with heavy snowfall during the winter, we experience much more rain during the winter months here in Palo Alto. The staff here at Toyota Palo Alto is here to help you, our customers, prepare your Toyota for the rainy weather we are about to experience. Let’s explore how you can prepare your Toyota for the winter rainy season in Palo Alto together! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Summer maintenance checklist for your Toyota vehicle

With the warmer weather that summer provides, there are plenty of great opportunities to load up your Toyota vehicle, grab your friends, and head out for a great, fun road trip. However, there are a few housekeeping items you’ll want to take care of to ensure that your journey is safe and enjoyable. We want to help you out, so our Toyota Palo Alto team has put together a summer maintenance checklist for your Toyota vehicle – come inside today to see what you should be keeping an eye on before you roll out!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Man in automotive service shop changing a flat tire

My tire is flat, what can I do?

How to change a flat tire on a Toyota vehicle 

We’re sure we’ve all been there before; you’re driving down the road, having a great day, when suddenly you hear a pop, and before you know it you realize that your tire has gone flat. It’s not a fun situation to deal with by any means, but luckily there are some easy measures you can take to get yourself back on the road. Today, our service team at Toyota Palo Alto will show you how to change a flat tire on a Toyota vehicle. With this information in mind, it’ll be easy for you to head back to the pavement with confidence!  Read the rest of this entry >>

Toyota Palo Alto May 2017 Service

Toyota Spring 2017 Service Specials in Palo Alto, CA

Temperatures are on the rise; Spring is officially here! Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto wants to help drivers get their vehicles ready for summer with a variety of service and parts specials valid now through May 31, 2017. With everything from afternoon specials to free brake and battery inspections, drivers can rest assured they’re covered at Magnussen’s. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Toyota Service Specials in Palo Alto, CA for February 2017

Drivers looking to start the new year off right can take advantage of the various service coupons for Toyota vehicles here at Magnussen’s Toyota of Palo Alto. The best part is that we’re hosting Annabelle’s Salon & Spa throughout the month, so drivers can get a manicure while they want for their vehicle to be serviced. Read the rest of this entry >>

What are car mileage milestones? Toyota Palo Alto Jan Jose CA

Car Owner Milestones to Remember

Owning a car is a huge privilege and comes with great responsibility. A vehicle is an investment, so it’s important to take care of it and do what you can to make is last as long as possible. There are a number of milestones your vehicle will hit that will require your attention. To help you remember these benchmarks, we’ve put together a list of car owner milestones to remember. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How do I check my engine oil level?

Owning a car is a big responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are a variety of routine maintenance things to keep track of. One very important thing to make sure you are doing regularly is checking your engine oil level. Engine oil is extremely important to the well-being of your vehicle. If you run out of oil without knowing it, you can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Today we’re going to help you stay on top of things by answering the question, “How do I check my engine oil level?”. Read the rest of this entry >>

why is my check engine light on? Toyota Palo Alto Palo Alto CA

Why is my Toyota’s check engine light on?

No matter how diligent you are with getting your vehicle’s oil changed and other routine maintenance, your vehicle’s check engine light will still probably go on at some point. We all dread that moment, but it doesn’t have to be the thing that ruins your day. It could be a simple fix, so don’t panic just yet. Today we’re going to help you by answering the question, “Why is my Toyota’s check engine light on?”. Read the rest of this entry >>

2015 Corolla dashboard maintenance light Toyota Palo Alto San Jose CA

What is a maintenance light?

What does it mean when the maintenance light is blinking in my Toyota Corolla?

Every vehicle has its own style, even when it comes down to the details, like dashboard lights. It can be difficult to know what each light means and what to do when one goes on. Some lights are minor warnings, while others are serious and cannot be ignored. Today we’re going to help you get to know your Toyota warning lights by answering the questions, “What does it mean when the maintenance light is blinking in my Corolla?”. Read the rest of this entry >>