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Testing Your Car Battery & Getting a Replacement

If your car is slow to start or lights flicker when you try to start your car, you may have a failing battery. You don't want to get stuck with a dead car battery as it could mean you're not going anywhere for a while unless someone gives you a jump. Even then, your next stop should be the auto parts store where you can buy a car battery. How do you know which one to pick?

Car batteries are valued for their cold-cranking amperage, battery-life, and voltage. You want a battery that is going to last awhile…

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Compact Temporary Spare Tire vs. Full-Size Spare Tire

Unlike in the past when spare tires were the same size as what was on the vehicles, today new cars provide compact temporary spare tires. These spares are often referred to as donuts because of their small size. If you’re in need of a spare tire or have tire-related concerns, stop at Cavender Toyota and speak with one of our qualified staff.

Compact temporary spare tires are designed for temporary use only. They are a smaller size, have less air pressure and are affected differently by speed. Driving with them on longer than necessary can be bad for your…

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Toyota Highlander: Performance Meets Efficiency

If you haven’t seen the new Toyota Highlander, you are missing something. It not only looks impressive, it has the performance and power to back it up. The midsize Highlander SUV features a powertrain that gets the job done.

The smooth 3.5L V-6 direct fuel injection engine features power and efficiency. Combine this with a direct shift 8-speed automatic transmission and you have a powertrain that is built for the long haul. If you take these and add dynamic torque-control all-wheel drive to the mix, you have a powertrain that is difficult to beat. 

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New Technology Features with the Toyota RAV4

The right technological aspects can make or break a new vehicle for most drivers. Comfort and convenience on the road is invaluable, and drivers can look forward to both with the new Toyota RAV4. A powerful Safety Sense feature can provide drivers with a more responsive degree of awareness around their vehicles, particularly around their blind spot.

Drivers can also look forward to a new Dynamic Radar Cruise Control system. 

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Take a Toyota Camry for a Test Drive Today

Are you searching for the car of your dreams? Do you want something that is safe and dependable yet smart and luxurious? Drop by and see us here at Cavender Toyota, and let us introduce you to the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry.

The Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan that has it all. From comfort to class and from safety to convenience, the Camry is an all-around great car. Just take a look inside one of these vehicles, and you will see for yourself. The driver's space is carefully designed to be both welcoming and intuitive. The seat is…

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Discover the Strength of Your Next Toyota Vehicle

What does horsepower mean and how does it help your vehicle? Your vehicle horsepower says what you need to know about the power of your engine. A horsepower is a unit of strength or power. The term originally was coined in the 18th century by inventor James Watt. Watt was hoping to sell more steam engines. In his efforts, he used a single horse to pull coal for a specific amount of time. He described this as horsepower. His single horse produced 22,000 foot-pounds of work in a minute. That was later increased to 33,000 foot-pounds.

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Brake Pads: Ceramic or Metal?

When stopping a car, friction can cause the brake pads to heat up to as much as 950°F or higher. What’s more, they must do this reliably many times a day. Yet, brake pads are seldom thought about until one hears the telltale grinding that means they need to be changed.

Originally, brake pads were made from asbestos, which was well-suited for heat absorption but released cancer-causing…

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How to Understand All-Wheel-Drive and 4-Wheel Drive

When some people hear the terms 4-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, they tend to think that the two terms are the same thing. In some ways that are true, but in fact, they are two separate applications of all four wheels on a vehicle having power instead of just two.

Four-wheel-drive has been around longer, so it is more familiar to most people. This type of powertrain uses a lower gear ratio and a split differential in order to power all four wheels. This is found mainly on pickup trucks and larger SUVs that are used in off-road situations.

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