Toyota Helps College Graduates with Rebate

Graduating college is a great accomplishment, but where do you go from there? Finding a job in today’s economy can be a real struggle, but once you get hired, getting there just got a little easier. Toyota  Financial Services and Toyota Motor Sales provides a $1,000 rebate to qualified college graduates on a list of new vehicles. The Prius C is the latest and first hybrid available for this Graduate Rebate Program. Other vehicles on the list include: Camry (excluding Camry hybrid), Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Tacoma, Yaris and new Scion models.

Graduates who qualify for the $1,000 rebate will also be eligible for the College Graduate Finance Program (applicable for all new Toyota/Scion models) which offers other incentives like:

  • No money down when financing and no monthly payments for the first 90 days on select finance programs on all new untitled Toyota vehicles
  • Competitive APRs on all new untitled Toyota vehicles and Toyota Certified Used Vehicles
  • Waived security deposit on lease
  • And of course, Toyota Care: a 2-year/25,000-mile, whichever comes first, complimentary worry-free maintenance plan with roadside assistance

To learn more, visit www.toyotafinancial.com/collegegrad or www.scion.com/college.

Graduates within the last two years, or within the next six months who qualify are eligible for The College Rebate Program until January 2, 2013.

What is the minimum octane rating gasoline that I should use in my vehicle?

Our “current model” year vehicles have the following unleaded fuel octane rating recommendations:

MODEL OCTANE
4Runner 87
Avalon 87
Camry 87
Corolla 87
FJ Cruiser 87
Highlander 87
Land Cruiser 87
Matrix 87
Prius 87
RAV4 87
Sequoia 87
Sienna 87
Tacoma 87
Tundra 87
Venza 87
Yaris 87

Toyota Camry Ranks Number 1 on Cars.com’s American-Made Index for Four Years in a Row

Cars.com has ranked the top American made cars built and produced within the United States. They look specifically at the sales, where the parts of the vehicle come from and where the vehicle was built. If a vehicle has a domestic parts content rating below 75%, if the parts come from outside the U.S or if  the vehicle has been discontinued without a U.S.-built successor, then it is disqualified.

The Toyota Camry is built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK) in Georgetown, Ky., and at the SIA (Subaru of Indiana Automotive) plant in Lafayette, Indiana. It has been Toyota’s best-selling for 10 years running. The Sienna was ranked fourth, which is made at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana in Princeton. The Tundra is ranked seventh and is made at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) in San Antonio.

Air Conditioner Odor: Causes and Prevention

During air conditioner operation, cold refrigerant is pumped through the evaporator core by an engine-driven compressor. A fan then blows air through “fins” in the evaporator to cool the air. These fins also act as an air filter, trapping bacteria, spores, and dirt. These airborne particles are normally washed out a drain hole with condensation, but if they remain on a moist evaporator, they may collect and cause an unpleasant odor. This effect is more frequently found in humid climates where more condensate accumulates. This situation is not unique to Toyota; it is an industry-wide condition.

To prevent the odor, Toyota recommends the following:

  • Avoid parking under trees to reduce the possibility of leaves entering the air intake
  • Use the fresh air setting on your climate control rather than the recirculated air setting whenever possible to allow the evaporator to dry out
  • Drive on paved roads whenever feasible as dusty conditions may accelerate the condition

If the condition already exists, spraying a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water (1 to 5 ratio/mixture) or a disinfectant in the outside air intake may help reduce the smell. If these steps do not alleviate the odor, we encourage you to contact your local dealer for a thorough evaluation of the condition.