Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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What are the Vehicle Registration Fees in California?

How Does California Determine Vehicle Registration Fees?

It is common knowledge that each state has its own rules when it comes to vehicle registration fees. Some are simpler, while others are more complex. California falls under the latter category. There are a variety of factors taken into consideration to formulate each vehicle registration fee. This blog is going to go over these factors and then provide you with the information you need to calculate your own vehicle registration fee.

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man using 2021 Toyota RAV4 hands-free power liftgate

The power liftgate on the new RAV4 works with just a kick

How to use the hands-free power liftgate in the 2021 Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 has long been one of the most popular vehicles in the Toyota lineup. Additionally, Toyota has been an innovator when it comes to technology for your safety, information, entertainment, and convenience. One of the benefits of a crossover SUV like the RAV4 is the spacious cargo area in the back. Sometimes, however, when you have your hands full it isn’t as easy to use. That’s why the 2021 RAV4 offers a convenient hands-free power liftgate. We have a video to demonstrate how to use the hands-free power liftgate in the 2021 Toyota RAV4. Take a look!

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Exterior view of two 2021 Toyota RAV4 models driving down a highway

What Tips and Tricks Should You Follow When Planning a Long-Distance Drive?

10 Tips and Tricks for Long-Distance Driving

Are you planning a road trip or need to make a long-distance drive for the holidays this year? If so, then you should consider following a few tips and tricks that the staff here at Toyota Palo Alto recommend! The staff here at Toyota Palo Alto has taken a number of long-distance trips in Toyota vehicles throughout their lives and have a number of tips to make these trips much more bearable! Join us today as we highlight 10 tips and tricks that customers should follow when planning for long-distance travel!

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What Tips and Tricks Should You Follow When Creating an Emergency Roadside Kit for Your Toyota?

Emergency Roadside Kit Tips and Tricks for Your Toyota Vehicle

Getting stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are unprepared when the situation arises. A great way to make sure you are prepared for the possibility of a roadside emergency is by creating an emergency roadside kit for your Toyota vehicle. The staff here at Toyota Palo Alto is here to help you with a few tips and tricks concerning the creation of your own emergency roadside kit for your Toyota!

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Tips for keeping your car cool in the summer months

The weather here in NorCal is just about always perfect, but with the calendar shifting into summer, it’s time to keep a close eye out for higher temperatures and more sun. Though this is obviously welcome, it can also spell danger for your car, as the greenhouse effect can lead to skyrocketing temperatures inside your vehicle. To combat this, we’ll show you some helpful tips for keeping your car cool in the summer months – join us below and keep safe! Read the rest of this entry >>

Steering wheel and dashboard of 2019 Toyota Corolla

How to set up and connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot in your Toyota vehicle

Toyota’s influence in the automotive world is one that has been well-documented throughout the years, especially when it comes to longevity and innovation. It’s not uncommon to see older Toyota vehicles on the road even today, simply because they’re built to last for what feels like forever; still, there are definite advantages to going with a brand-new Toyota model, one such being the all-new option for built-in internet that these vehicles offer. If you’re wondering how you can get connected, we’re here to help. Join TPA today as we show you how to set up and connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot in your Toyota vehicle!   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 >>

What happens when my car lease ends?

What should I do when my car lease ends?

When you are in need of a new vehicle, you have the choice to either buy or lease a vehicle. Many drivers are excited to lease, because the monthly payments are often more affordable and they can get a new vehicle when the lease ends, but what do you do when your car lease ends? There are many options available and we’re going to help you find the perfect choice for your particular situation. Read the rest of this entry >>