Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Person refueling at a gas station

How to open a gas cap on a Toyota Camry?

Locating the Fuel Door Release in your Camry

We’ve all had it. The new car giddiness. The kind where everything is brilliant, but we still don’t know what all the buttons do or where certain controls are. That’s part of the magic of a new vehicle. However, pulling up to the pump just to realize you don’t know how to open you gas tank can be as embarrassing as it is frustrating.

No worries, we’re here to help. Let us show you…

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old car stuck in a snow drift on the side of the road

What emergency items should I keep in my car over winter?

Winter Emergency Preparedness List

For those of us that live in the Midwest, like northern Illinois, heavy winter storms are the norm. If you’ve ever been stranded in a storm, then you know exactly how scary it can be, especially if you’re unprepared. That’s why we decided to put together this list of emergency items that you may want to add to your current emergency kit. This is by no means a comprehensive list and we are by no means survival experts, but this list should help you figure out…

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cars driving in bad weather while pedestrians walk across the street

Should I use gas-line antifreeze in the winter?

A Guide to Using Gas-Line Antifreeze

For those of us that deal with harsh winters, like the kind we get in the Midwest, one of the worst feelings is not being able to start your car. Many people do the usual stuff to winterize their vehicles, like changing windshield wipers, changing their oil to lower viscosities, or getting a new battery. One thing you have heard of is putting a gas additive or gas-line antifreeze in your vehicle. What does it do? Is it worth the money?

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2020 Corolla cockpit

How to connect Amazon Alexa to a Toyota?

Step-by-Step Guide: Connecting Alexa to a Toyota

Connecting your Toyota vehicle to your Amazon account means that you can use Alexa to start your car, lock and unlock it, and check your fuel level. That functionality is really neat, but how exactly do you go about connecting them? The steps aren’t necessarily super obvious. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

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How to use Toyota navigation?

A Step-by-Step Guide for Toyota Entune® Navigation

In-vehicle navigation is a big plus. Trying to use your phone for navigation while driving isn’t just annoying, it’s dangerous. But if you don’t know how to use your in-vehicle navigation, then you may be stuck with trying to use your phone. Don’t worry! Let us show you.

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2019 Camry infotainment showcase

How to connect to Bluetooth in Toyota?

Pairing Your Smartphone with Your Toyota Vehicle

Bluetooth functionality is a must have for any modern vehicle. How any given company goes about integrating it will be different though. As a result, the process for actually connecting your device to your vehicle can require a completely different set of steps. But don’t worry, we’re here to walk you through it.

Here’s how to connect to Bluetooth in your Toyota. Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 Camry steering wheel and infotainment showcase

How to unlock Toyota steering wheel?

Unlocking the Steering Wheel in your Toyota

If you’re ever gotten back into your Toyota to find that your steering wheel doesn’t really move and the ignition won’t work, know that you’re not alone. This happens to many Toyota owners over the span of their Toyota vehicle ownership.

What you might not know is that this an anti-theft feature in all Toyota models. And as a feature, it has proper way to be reversed.

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Check Engine light on dashboard

How to reset Toyota Camry maintenance light?

Resetting the Maintenance Required Light in your Toyota Camry

Dashboard lights coming on is always a little spooky. Even if you take good care of your car, sometimes things just happen. However, not all dash lights mean something is terribly wrong; some are just reminders. The maintenance required light is one of them. But that doesn’t mean you want it on all the time.

Here’s how to reset a Toyota Camry maintenance light. Read the rest of this entry >>

Driver pressing stability control button on dash

What does the VSC light on my Toyota mean?

How to Fix the VSC Light in Your Toyota

Your heart always tends to skip a beat when you notice a new light is on in your instrument panel. Then you usually ask yourself a bunch of questions that you don’t have answers to: Was this light on before and I just didn’t notice? Can I keep driving? How do I fix this? Will it be expensive? One light that comes on quite a bit for many Toyota owners is the VSC OFF light.

Well, here’s what the VSC light on your Toyota means and how to fix it. Read the rest of this entry >>