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New Toyota Yaris For Sale With Toyota Of Bowie
   Published January 26, 2017
You don't need to search high and low for new cars for sale in Bowie Maryland, all you need to do is stop in to Toyota of Bowie and browse through our extensive inventory of new Toyota cars for sale today. With Toyota of Bowie you can browse through an impressive selection of new Toyotas for sale, from new Toyota cars for sale to new Toyota trucks for sale and even more, Toyota of Bowie is sure to have a new car for sale that will work with your lifestyle and will fit your needs and more. With our many impressive new cars for sale in Bowie Maryland, you are sure to find an incredible new Toyota for sale that is just right for you. So stop on by Toyota of Bowie today and take a look at our new  Read More
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Your Local Toyota Dealers Maryland has tips to Prevent Your Car From Rusting
   Published September 29, 2016
No one likes rust on their car. Not only is it unsightly, but it can lead to further damage, the more it spreads. It can be prevented though, and your local Toyota dealers Maryland are offering up tips on how to prevent your vehicle from rusting.

Frequent Washes

You may think of water as a main component of rust, but there are plenty of other things that cause it.   Read More
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3 Signs of Exhaust Problems From Your Bowie Toyota Service Department
   Published September 29, 2016
Your Bowie Toyota service department knows that like many motorists, you may not be aware of the important role the exhaust system plays in your car. It helps to filter out dangerous fumes from the cabin, aids in fuel efficiency, reduces pollution and helps to keep the engine running smoothly. Being that it is such an important part of your vehicle, it is vital that you are aware of the warning signs that indicate trouble is brewing with your exhaust system. Tell-Tale Signs of Exhaust Problems Here are three signs that indicate there could be a problem with your carís exhaust and that you should never ignore. Unpleasant odor. If you notice an unpleasant odor, like that of fuel or exhaust, inside your carís cabin, you could have an exhaust problem on your hands. If this is the case, you want to take the car in to have it looked at right away. These fumes and others that donít have any odor (carbon monoxide)  Read More
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Toyota Service Center Strongly Urges You to Check Your Fluids
   Published September 29, 2016
Your Bowie Toyota service center dealer is well-versed in how a car needs to be taken care of in order for it to remain in excellent condition, and fluids are one of the most important components. From keeping your engine running to keeping the gears moving properly, fluids are vital to your car and need to be checked regularly to ensure your vehicle continues to operate. Hereís a look at three fluids that absolutely must be checked on a regular basis.  Read More
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How to Change the Tail Light in Your Pre-Owned Toyota MD
   Published September 29, 2016
Though you probably never think about them and they may seem insignificant compared to the larger components in your Bowie Toyota, the tail lights are extremely important. Not only do they illuminate when you step on the brakes, notifying other drivers that you are slowing down, but they also light up at night to let other motorists see you. Since they are such an important part of your car, it is necessary for you to check them regularly. Hereís a look at how you can check your tail lights and how you can change them on your own. Tail Light Repair Tips Hereís a look at how you can ensure tha  Read More
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Get Faster, More Affordable Service at the Toyota of Bowie Pit Stop
   Published September 29, 2016
Our Toyota of Bowie service center offers the highest-trained Toyota service technicians in the area. This allows us to provide your vehicle with top of the line maintenance and repairs 363 days of the year! We work hard to be available when you need us most and we provide a full-service dealership experience to make maintaining and repairing your Toyota hassle-free. Properly maintaining your Toyota is a critical factor in protecting your investment for many years to come.
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Stay Confident Riding on Tires from Toyota of Bowie
   Published September 29, 2016
Buying tires is a regular part of car ownership. Buying the right tires for your car is an important choice and our Bowie Toyota staff is here to help you make that choice without stress or worry. Compromising Your Safety Because the cost of replacing tires on your car can be expensive, many drivers will look outside the dealership for the best price. However, when you buy tires online or from private sellers you may not get what your car needs to stay safe. The tires sold may not be in the best condition. Even if theyíve never been used before, tires left to sit for too long can pose a risk. Rely on Our Tire Experts in Bowie We know the Toyota brand inside and out. Fo  Read More
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What You Need to Know About a Maryland State Auto Inspection
   Published September 29, 2016
If considering a used car purchase, you can gain peace of mind knowing that most used vehicles must pass a thorough safety inspection before they can be sold or transferred in Maryland. Toyota of Bowie is a licensed inspector and will check all of the following before any used vehicle is sold from our dealership: Steering System The steering system is checked thoroughly for loose, worn, or damaged parts. The steering wheel itself has to be free from breaks or cracks. If the steering wheel is not original to the vehicle, it must be equivalent. Wheels and Tires The tires of the vehicle are visually inspected for wear and tear, cuts in the tread, bumps or bulges. The insp  Read More
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ToyotaCare on All New Toyota Vehicles Delivers No Cost Service and Roadside Assistance
   Published September 29, 2016
When you buy a new vehicle, the last thing you want to have to worry about is having to pay for roadside assistance or routine maintenance needs. Toyota wants to make your new vehicle purchase as stress-free and convenient as possible, so we have developed the ToyotaCare program for a new Toyotas.   Read More
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Bowie Toyota Service Explains Hydrogen Fuel Cells.
   Published September 29, 2016
Ever since the first hybrid came out onto the road almost twenty years ago, the technology and engineering that moves us has changed rapidly and drastically. In the last few years, though, a new technology, hydrogen fuel cells, has come onto the scene. Our Bowie Toyota service experts explain how they work and how they save you money. What They Are A fuel cell engine is made up of a few central pieces. First, there is the fuel tank that is filled with hydrogen instead of gasoline. Second, there are a large number of what are called fuel cells that uuse special materials that the hydrogen flows through in order to create an electrical charge. Finally, fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are equipped with batteries to capture and hold that energy.  Read More
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How the Toyota Avalon Will Change Your Driving Game
   Published September 29, 2016
The Toyota Avalon is poised to change your driving game by bringing together comfort, technology, and safety in a complete and attractive package. This full-size sedan accomplishes its mission of providing a quiet, comfortable, and responsive ride. At the same time, game-changing technology assists the driver, entertains all the occupants in its spacious cabin, and ensures the safety of everyone on board. Game-Changing Comfort The cabin of the Avalon is as pleasant as it is roomy. Dual-zone climate control is standard, while tri-zone automatic climate control is an available option. The ride is plush yet controlled, eating up uneven surfaces easily while still imparting precise control through the corners. Road and wind noise are nearly non-existent, making the Avalon a pleasure on a cruise down the highway.  Read More
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Toyota of Bowie has 2017 Corolla
   Published September 29, 2016
The Toyota Corolla has been one of the best-selling vehicles in America for decades. Thatís why it should come as no surprise that the 2017 Corolla is the cream of the crop in regards to affordable and reliable compact cars. This year, donít bother with the competition. Bring home a Corolla. Here are three reasons why you should consider it for your next vehicle.

Better Trims
The 2017 Corolla brings some extra trims to the table. You still have the same styles youíve grown to love, but thereís also the sporty XSE, as well as the 50th Anniversary Edition. If youíre a true lover of the brand, donít miss out on your chance to own a piece of history.  Read More
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2016 Toyota 86 at Toyota of Bowie
   Published September 29, 2016
Even though 2016 marks the end of the 13-year run by Scion, that doesnít mean that all of their vehicles will disappear. Several of their cars return to showroom floors under the Toyota brand, including the FR-S, which becomes the Toyota 86. While a true sports car from Toyota has been absent for years, the 86 looks to break the mold. Hereís everything that you can expect from the 2017 Toyota 86. Pure Performance
The 86 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-spe  Read More
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What is Toyota Express Maintenance
   Published September 29, 2016
Toyota has earned a reputation for rugged reliability, and the best way to preserve that reliability is to properly maintain your Toyota. Toyota Express Maintenance allows Toyota owners to easily ensure their investment is protected by making routine service and repair work easy.  Read More
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3 Features Youíll Love in the 2017 Toyota Camry
   Published September 29, 2016
The Toyota Camry is a perennial favorite among American drivers, and with good reason. This comfortable sedan is spacious and refined, and its four different available trim levels for 2017 ensure that buyers can find a Camry that suits their needs.

Comfortable Cabin
The 2017 Camry boasts a comfortable cabin that seems larger on the inside than you might think. There is not a seat in the Camry that a taller than average person would find tight, as there is plenty of headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers.
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What to Consider When Finding A Fuel-Efficient Car
   Published September 29, 2016
With so many different cars to choose from, itís not always easy to select the best model to fit all of your needs. For many buyers who are trying to manage gas prices, fuel efficiency is a priority. If fuel costs are a major concern for you, check out these tips to find the perfect fuel-efficient

Determine the Size
If you plan to haul heavy loads or need extra cargo space, trucks or SUVs can accommodate your car needs. However, higher gas costs typically come with larger cars. If you donít need the room, check out sedans, which get much better fuel efficiency.  Read More
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Toyotaís Other Eco Friendly Options
   Published September 29, 2016
Toyota Prius has earned a reputation as one of the most eco-friendly vehicles on the market. However, many buyers donít know that the automotive manufacturer has several other environmentally friendly vehicles in its lineup. Here are three to consider.

Camry Hybrid
The Camry has led Toyota sales for years. The hybrid version of this mid-size sedan brings a new twist on the classic. It uses a 2.5-liter engine in conjunction with a battery pack and electric motor. It also has a continuously variable transmission. The result of these components working together is an impressive 41 mpg combined on the base model, or 43 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. If you opt for the XLE trim level, the estimate drops by 1 mpg.  Read More
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3 Tips for Improving MPG
   Published September 29, 2016
If you find that your Toyota vehicle isnít running as efficiently as it once was, follow these tips to improve the mpg.

Replace Old Parts
Several car parts in your Toyota play important roles in how efficiently the engine runs. If you havenít replaced them recently, it may be time to do so. Youíll see what a difference it makes. Start with the air filter, an easy component to replace. If that doesnít help, change the spark plugs to keep the engine running more efficiently. Old and worn tires can also drop the fuel economy so get new tires regularly and schedule routine tire rotation and balancing services.
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4 Quick Summer Car Washing Tips
   Published September 29, 2016
The high temperatures and constant exposure to sunlight during the summer months are hard on cars. Protect your investment by keeping your car clean both inside and out.

Rinse it First
If you notice sap, bird droppings, or other substances on your car, rinse them off before you start scrubbing. If you wash one of these spots with a sponge without rinsing, it could scratch the paint.  Read More
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3 Great Used Toyotas
   Published September 29, 2016
Shopping for a used car might seem like an overwhelming process. Finding the car that accommodates your needs yet fits into your budget is tough. But check out these Toyota models that have top features for a reasonable price. Sienna Buyers in the market for a minivan should check out the Toyota Sienna. Even the 2013 model has triple zone air conditioning, a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary jack and CD player, and sliding rear doors on the base model. It also gets impressive fuel economy for a minivan, coming in with an EPA combined rating of 21 mpg with front-wheel drive and 19 mpg with all-wheel drive. Highlander If you donít need as much seating capacity   Read More
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3 Reasons a Toyota Scion Makes a Great Date Vehicle
   Published September 29, 2016
Need a car that pushes a little more romance into your life? A Toyota Scion car might be exactly what you need, for three powerful reasons. They Look Attractive Thereís no doubting that all Scion models have maintained a heavily sculpted, night-car look. Made to shine and reflect against single light sources, all Scion vehicles look stellar on a date night, and have the pleasant interior to keep a date comfortable. Theyíre Affordable Though Scion vehicles have the general appearance of a ritzy sports car, their 2016 lineup has MSRPs as low as $17,595 for the iA. A date who knows the average Scion price will see that you care about style, and a date who knows nothing about cars will think you own a $30,000+ luxury coupe. Add g  Read More
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Toyota Changes Name of Scion FR-S
   Published September 29, 2016
To help represent the upgrades Toyota is making to the Scion FR-S sports car, the company is releasing the 2017 model under a new name: the 2017 Toyota 86. Hereís what drivers need to know about this upcoming model, built off an improved FR-S.

New Exterior
The 2017 86 will have LED headlights and taillights, a clear improvement over the FR-S. A new horizontal grille intake accentuates the nose and makes the front more assertive. Naturally, the model will sport a few badges on the sides showing off its new name: 86. However, what will please all drivers the most are the power and handling updates.
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Why You Should Visit Toyota of Bowie for Your Next Service Appointment
   Published September 29, 2016
Maintaining your car with regular servicing is crucial to keeping it running for years and years. For some people, making a service appointment can be a hassle, but you must schedule it just as you would regular dentist appointments for yourself. And donít be overwhelmed by the choices of where to take it; head to Toyota of Bowie. Our excellent customer service, amenities, and experienced technicians are just a few of the reasons why weíre the best around. Maintenance Plans The ToyotaCare program is a maintenance plan that offers 24/7 roadside assistance, which youíll be grateful for when you get a flat tire. The plan also covers any regular maintenance thatís scheduled within the next two years.  Read More
Toyota to Put Plants in Parts for Vehicles
   Published September 29, 2016
Toyota plans to reduce its vehicle life cycle carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050, and as another step toward that goal, the automaker intends to use new biosynthetic rubber for certain powertrain hoses. The plant-derived material is called biohydrin, and has two main benefits.

Lower Emissions
Itís not just a vehicleís fuel consumption that generates emissions, but the gradual deterioration of petroleum-based parts like rubber hoses. Fortunately, these upcoming biohydrin rubber hoses should reduce the life cycle carbon emissions of all Toyota hoses by about 20 percent, a massive improvement when applied to all new Toyota vehicles.   Read More
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Get the Low Down on Maryland State Inspection
   Published September 29, 2016
Getting your car inspected isnít the most exciting way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but if youíre trying to sell the car or youíre moving to Maryland, state law requires it pass a vehicle safety inspection. Hereís what a registered inspection mechanic will be looking for during a car inspection in Maryland. Dark Windows If your carís window tint is too dark, youíll get dinged. The law requires that 35% of light must pass through the window. Make sure yours arenít illegal to save yourself trouble before you go. Check Engine Light This is an immediate way to fail the test. If your check engine light is on, take it to your regular mechanic to get it fixed before scheduling an inspection.  Read More
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Four Tips on How to Clean Your Toyota Like a Pro
   Published September 29, 2016
Cleaning a car isnít complicated, but if you really want to do it right and spoil your Toyota, you donít have to do a full detail cleaning either. Just follow these extra steps!

Washing and Drying
Try not to hand wash your car on a hot day, but if you do, make sure itís in the shade. Otherwise, you could get water marks after you rinse. Drying with towels can eventually just move the water, rather than pick it up. A chamois cloth is especially absorbent and squeezes all the water out whenever you want.  Read More
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Find Out About the Top Three Toyota Vehicles of 2015
   Published September 29, 2016
2015 was a year of sharp refinements to current model generations, in preparation for all-new 2016 designs, such as the redesigned Prius and completely new Yaris model. On all 2015 Toyotas, you can expect user-friendly Entune infotainment and excellent handling, but these three deserve particular mention. 2015 RAV4 This compact crossover is affordable, with a high resale value to boot, and some XLE models have a power liftgate. The 2015 RAV4 starts under $24,000, and gets up to 24/31 city/highway miles per gallon in front-wheel drive. If youíre looking for a well-rounded and spacious family vehicle, keep an eye out for a 2015 RAV4. 2015 Prius The Prius is all about fuel economy, of course, but  Read More
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3 Reasons to Go with the Toyota Brand
   Published September 29, 2016
Thereís a reason Toyota is known as a reliable brand. Toyota puts out countless quality automobiles that improve peopleís lives at an affordable price, all while ensuring that the vehicles with the Toyota name are reliable, comfortable, and fun to drive.

Quality and Reliability
Toyota vehicles are continually ranked as the top in the industry. That means youíre getting something top of the line whether youíre going for a new or used car, truck, or SUV.  Read More
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What's New with the 2016 Toyota Highlander?
   Published September 29, 2016
The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a jack of all trades. Youíll be impressed with its smooth ride, subdued charm, and affordability. If this car were running for president, it would be considered well-rounded bar none. Power and Efficiency in a Sleek Package There are three powertrain options, including the Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, which can give you up to 280 horsepower; with up to 28 mpg, you wonít lose out on efficiency, either. Whether you are driving the family around, or picking up your environmentalist date, you will take pride in driving a midsize SUV that ranks higher th  Read More
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Check Out the 2015 Toyota Prius Persona Special Edition Hatchback
   Published September 29, 2016
When you think of a hybrid car, the Prius comes to mind because of its long legacy of dependability and excellent fuel economy. The 2015 Prius Persona Special Edition is the same reliable Prius that youíve come to love, with some high-end add-ons that make the hatchback even more fun to drive. Stop in and take a 2015 Prius Persona for a test-drive today!  Read More
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See How the Toyota RAV4 Stands Up to the Honda CR-V
   Published September 29, 2016
The sheer quantity of TV commercials, heralding different makes and models, can leave you confused on the right car for you. Want a little clarification? If itís a compact SUV youíre after, consider buying a Toyota RAV4 from Toyota of Bowie. While comparable to the Honda CR-V, the RAV4 dominates in three major categories:More Features Whether its access to the a world of music, news coverage, and opinions via Satellite Radio (standard in the Toyota RAV4 AWD XLE, unavailable in the CR-V) or the power to navigate yourself hands and technology-free with a state of the art navigational system (optional in the Toyota, unavailable i  Read More
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Test-Drive the Efficient 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
   Published September 29, 2016
When you purchase a Toyota Camry, you know you are getting a high-quality vehicle with lots of interior space and comfort features inside. The 2015 Camry Hybrid XLE takes it one step further, adding even more fuel-efficiency and a hybrid system that helps our struggling environment. Stop in to Toyota of Bowie and test-drive the 2015 Camry Hybrid XLE today!

Performance and Power of the 2015 Camry Hybrid XLE

The 2015 Camry Hybrid XLE runs on a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engine and a battery pack and electric motor. When working in tandem, maximum output can reach 200 horsepower. Front-wheel-drive and a continuously variable transmission are standard. The XLE trim of the 2015 Camry Hybrid earns 40 miles per gallon combined city and highway driving.  Read More
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Lower Your Auto Insurance This Year With Our Helpful Tips
   Published September 29, 2016
No one enjoys paying for auto insurance, but it is one of those necessary evils, especially if you unfortunately have an accident. Over-paying is even worse, so it is important that you take the time to investigate ways to pay the lowest amount possible for good coverage. Below we offer these tips on how to reduce your auto insurance costs in the upcoming year.  Read More
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The 4 Reasons to Buy a 2016 Toyota RAV4
   Published September 29, 2016
What do you want in a vehicle? Youíre probably looking for a classy look, an athletic build, and versatility, but you also value your personal space. It needs to be well-equipped, make you feel safe, and have features that keep you coming back for more. Does that sound like what youíre after? You should consider buying a 2016 Toyota RAV4 at Toyota of Bowie. Here are 4 reasons to buy the 2016 model of this classic. Plenty of Personal Space The cabin of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 delivers on that personal space you crave. No need to grab a paper bag in case of an attack of claustrophobia ó the cargo area is easily loaded and provides ample space for all your needs (38.4 cubic feet). The low set seats in the back accommodate your tallest friend and p  Read More
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3 Reason to Look at the 2016 Toyota Yaris
   Published September 29, 2016
Beauty might be on the inside, but itís okay to look good on the outside, too. Youíre bound to enjoy the new the Yarisí updated front. Just a little nip and tuck here and there, and the Toyotaís 2016 treasure is looking better than ever. Updates include a new, larger grille and reshaped lights.Maneuverable for the Race Car Driver in All of Us The 2016 Toyota Yaris is making its way to us with an updated design, enhanced controls, and sleek travel-inspired colors. Here are three reasons you should pay attention to Toyotaís latest version of the Euro-inspired classic.More Space for More Fun The 2016 Toyota Yaris  Read More