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Does Your Car Have a Quality Spare Tire?

Getting a flat tire on the road is a hassle, but the hassle can be minimized if you have a spare tire. There is more than one type of spare tire, and it is important to know which type your car has. A full-size spare allows you to drive as far or as fast as the road allows.

A compact tire or "mini" is small and needs 60 psi for inflation. It allows you to drive at low speeds for a short distance. It's designed to get you to a service station.

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Stand Out From the Pack in a New Toyota RAV4

When talking about SUVs that are as popular as any car out there, you have to talk about the 2018 Toyota RAV4. While the car is plenty powerful on its own, what really sets it apart is all the technological advances this vehicle brings to the auto industry in Hiawatha, IA and anywhere else in the world.

The first thing you are going to notice about this compact SUV…

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Get Excited About New Toyota Highlander Performance Features

The new Toyota Highlander continues with the long tradition of durability and performance people have come to expect from the Toyota name. Its 3.5L V6 engine combines both power and fuel efficiency as it teams up with the Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission. This vehicle delivers effective control and handling.

It might surprise you that this powerhouse maintains 27 mpg and has earned the rating of Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV-II). If your average day requires more miles than you’d like, you can at least complete them knowing you’re emitting the cleanest air possible. 

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The Toyota Tundra: Looking Out for Your Safety

A heavy-duty pickup built for hauling, work, and a great ride, the 2018 Toyota Tundra is also packed with safety features to help protect you on the road. This truck offers a range of standard and optional items to keep drivers and passengers safe. In fact, the Tundra is the first full-size pickup to offer safety features like Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. These features help you to avoid accidents and stay safe when pulling out of your driveway.

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Take Advantage of the New 2018 Toyota Camry

Here at Cedar Rapids Toyota, the Camry is one of the most popular sedans on our lot. It's a comfortable, practical car with just the size that people like. With great style, the 2018 Toyota Camry is also one of the most eye-catching cars on the road today.

The interior of the 2018 Camry is super stylish. There are plenty of interiors available, from modest neutrals to the dashing Cockpit Red leather-trimmed edition. The passenger compartment is one of the most comfortable in its class. There's plenty of leg room, and the controls are well-placed and intuitive.

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Learn More about Horsepower

One of the most recognizable terms when car shopping is the usage of the term horsepower or HP. Every car review ever given uses this stat to describe their car. The numbers are always thrown out there, but what do they really mean?



Horsepower is a term used to convey a unit of power. The term came from the 18th century when an engineer compared the power of one horse to that of a steam engine. This was used as a comparable unit for everyone to easily understand. Over time the terms stuck and have been used ever since. In…
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It Is Important to Have a Full Tank of Gas in The Winter Time

We at Cedar Rapids Toyota have an important winter driving tip for you. It is a very simple tip, but one that is ignored by many drivers, unfortunately. The tip is to keep your gas tank full or as close to being full as possible while driving around in cold weather.

The reason for keeping a full tank of gas when it is cold is because condensation will build up in the tank when it is empty. That condensation or moisture can then freeze when temperatures are low enough. Water turns to ice in freezing temperatures, and you do not…

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What Your Car is Trying to Telling You

There are a number of different messages that you can receive from your dashboard. Most of them you won't have to worry about, and you can get them to turn off yourself. you may get a reminder to change your oil, or you will get a message that tells you that your brights are on.

If you get a more serious message like your engine or your battery needs attention, you will need to bring your vehicle to us here at Cedar Rapids Toyota so we can take care of it for you. You never want to ignore these…

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