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Toyota Avalon Comes Stuffed with a Number of Safety Features

One of the reasons the Toyota Avalon has been getting high marks as a popular full-size sedan is due in part to the safety features. Today we focus on two of those important features.

Take your Toyota Avalon out on the road at night, and you'll see the Automatic High Beams feature kick into action. This system scans the road for other cars so it can toggle from the low to high beams safely. If the road is clear, the high beams will give you the most visibility.

One other impressive safety feature in the Avalon is the Dynamic…

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A Glimpse at the 2018 Toyota 4Runner's Exterior Features

If you are currently in search of a new midsize SUV, then we suggest the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. The new 4Runner offers an assortment of amenities and features that make it an exceptional midsize SUV. To find out more, here are a few exterior features that are offered with the 2018 4Runner.

The 4Runner provides standard 17-inch 6-spoke alloy wheels, and the Limited trim comes with 20-inch 6-spoke wheels. The wheels on the new model provide you with ample traction on any terrain. In addition, the new model also features projector-beam headlights.

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Take Care of Your Vehicle's Engine Cooling and Radiator Needs

If any part of your vehicle overheats, that can cause issues for the whole vehicle. You can mess up your vehicle if you do not have your engine cooling off as it should and if your radiator is not working properly.

If you notice that there is something puddled beneath your vehicle after it has been parked, you may be faced with an issue that needs to be addressed. If your vehicle heats up too much and too quickly, you should have the vehicle looked at before its components are damaged in any way. Seek out help if you feel…

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Understanding the Benefits of a Tire Alignment

Your wheel alignment may not be something you notice often, but it's a big key to your car's performance. When you drive through a pothole, hit a curb or back over something big, the way your wheels line up can be affected.

Symptoms of a problem with your alignment can include a shimmy, pulling to one side when you brake and vibrations in the steering wheel as you drive. Proper alignment may sound like nothing, but it's actually serious business. This issue can cause poor handling, especially in bad weather. It also makes your tires wear unevenly…

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Importance of Knowing How to Test Your Car's Battery

Anyone who's suddenly had a dead battery knows that this seems to always happen at the most inopportune time. Testing your car's battery can help you avoid being stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery. You can also stop at Alderman’s Toyota and have our professionals check out your battery.

As much as we like to save money and do things ourselves, not everyone is mechanically inclined or has interest in automotive issues. Many people use the old-time method of checking their battery by starting the vehicle and turning on the headlights.

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What is an Exhaust Manifold Gasket?

With the acknowledgment of pollution effects on the environment and people came the realization that something must change. The key turned out to be the exhaust manifold and its gasket. Modern exhaust manifolds direct emissions through a series of devices to burn out the most harmful elements of car exhaust. The exhaust manifold gasket closes gaps between the combustion chamber and the exhaust system. The gasket is essential in producing the complete burn possible.

Most exhaust manifold gaskets consist of layers of embossed steel that are resistant to the intense heat generated in...

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Tons of Safety Features in New Toyota Tundra

There are a ton of new safety features packed into the 2018 Toyota Tundra. The car has received a 4-star overall rating from NHTSA. One of its new features is park assist sonar, which tells the driver whether you are going to hit an object near or around your car. This is especially helpful for larger Toyota Tundra trucks.

The new 2018 Tundra also comes with a blind-spot monitor and RCA, so you know where other cars are around you while driving or reversing. Dynamic radar cruise control is another one of the new features that help drivers keep a…

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Experience the Stylish Comfort of the Toyota Camry

Shopping for a new vehicle can be fun and exciting, but the wide variety of options available can be overwhelming. Let us introduce you to one of the most popular midsize cars on the market. If you are looking for a sedan with a spacious interior and stylish, comfortable features, the 2018 Toyota Camry might just be a great car for you to consider.

When you slip into the driver's seat of a Toyota Camry, you will immediately sense that the driver's area was designed with your convenience and comfort in mind. You will feel at ease and…

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Benefits of Driving in Winter with a Tank Full of Gas

Don't make the costly mistake many drivers will make this winter when they get behind the wheel and drive with barely any gas in the car. The reasons to keep the tank at fuel are plentiful, here are just a few to consider from our team at Alderman’s Toyota.

If the gas tank is full, there will be little room for moisture to form. that moisture will eventually turn into ice crystals, and the colder it gets, the more likely they can clog the fuel line and kill the engine. The lighter the vehicle, the easier for the…

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Understanding the Importance of Horsepower

Horsepower is still an important number to many vehicle owners. We think of horsepower in terms of engine strength. How much weight can I haul or pull? What is the vehicle designed to carry? Did you know the term horsepower dates back to the 18th century?

James Watt coined the term while trying to figure out how much a single horse could pull in a one-minute time span. He used the coal mines as his backdrop. The single horse would pull the coal for sixty seconds. His experiment yielded that horse could do 22,000 foot-pounds of production during one…

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