Does Your Toyota Need an Oil Change?

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Dealership Information on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at 12:00 PM
oil change

Whatever car you drive, your engine needs oil to function. At Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina, we value the quality of oil that is put in your engine. Every Toyota is filled with Genuine Toyota motor oil, which helps your car deliver efficient and economical performance, as well as long-term reliability.*

Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change

Motor oil is needed in your engine to keep things running smoothly. As oil gets dirty over time, it becomes less effective. Overheating occurs in your engine if your oil is not clean and is therefore unable to properly lubricate all the engine’s moving parts

Cox Toyota highlights some warning signs that you need an oil change so that you can prevent damage from coming to your car. These signs include:

The check engine light or oil change light comes on

If warning lights in your car keep coming on, it could mean there isn’t enough oil. Different makes and models have different warning lights, so consult your owner’s manual or a mechanic to see what the light means.

The oil is dirty or dark in color

You can test your oil once a month by removing the dipstick, wiping it off, and returning it to the oil tank. Then, remove the dipstick a second time to see the color and translucency of your oil. If it’s too dark, it’s time for an oil change.

There’s a ticking or knocking engine noise

If oil is not properly moving through the engine’s parts, you’ll hear a ticking noise — especially when your engine is starting up. This is because oil is not moving effectively, and different metal pieces of the engine are clanking against one another.

There’s an oil smell inside the car 

If the inside of your car starts to smell like oil, it often means an oil leak has occurred.

There’s exhaust smoke

If black smoke comes out of your car’s tailpipe, it could mean an oil leak has occurred or engine parts are acting up.

It’s important to have regular service appointments to prevent damage from occurring in your engine. The general range is every 3,000 to 10,000 miles, but it’s best to consult both your owner’s manual and a specialist at a Toyota dealership.

Using only Genuine Toyota motor oil, your Toyota specialist knows what filter is best for your specific model. Toyota oil filters are designed to remove dirt from oil so that oil is proactively treated and damage is effectively prevented. 

Schedule Oil Service in Burlington, NC

Schedule an appointment at the Cox Toyota Service Center today to check in with a specialist if you think your oil needs to be changed. Here, you’ll find service specifically tailored to your model. Above all, we want to make sure your car is equipped to perform at its best and last as long as possible.

* Each car is filled to manufacture’s specifications

Take Your First Look at the 2020 Toyota Corolla

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Cars on Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 2:29 PM

For years, the Toyota Corolla has been one of the most familiar and dependable vehicles in America. It may surprise you, then, to see just how much Toyota has changed things up for the new model year. The 2020 Toyota Corolla represents a complete redesign from all previous generations. We would argue that it also happens to be the best Corolla yet.

You can find out for yourself when you visit Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina, to take the new Corolla for a test drive. Until then, here’s a brief overview of some of our favorite perks and features.

Inside the 2020 Toyota Corolla

Performance

We’ll start with what’s under the hood. Depending on the trim level you choose, you’ll get either a 1.8L engine or a 2.0L engine in your Toyota Corolla. The latter is capable of delivering up to 169 horsepower. But it’s really all about the fuel economy. The Corolla achieves an estimated 38 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city.

Interior

The Toyota Corolla has a reputation for reliability, and the newest model year is sure to carve out a legacy for style. Drivers will be pleasantly surprised by the sturdily-built cabin, which is appointed with available high-quality materials like soft-touch appointments and piano-black accents.

Couple these adjustments with a quiet and smooth ride provided by the lower stance and tighter suspension, and you have a Corolla that feels truly prestigious.

Safety

One huge plus for the 2020 Corolla is that a lot of advanced safety features come standard via Toyota Safety Sense™ P. These include:

  • Pre-Collision System w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Test Drive an All-New Corolla in Burlington, NC

You may think you know all there is to know about the Toyota Corolla, but the latest iteration comes with some surprises. We think those surprises will go over well when you embark on your test drive. Contact Cox Toyota to learn more about the Corolla, as well as our full inventory of new cars for sale in Burlington, NC.

Introducing the 2019 Toyota Camry

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Cars on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 10:31 AM
The 2019 Toyota Camry driving down the highway

The feature-filled, dependable, and stylish 2019 Toyota Camry showcases a daring side of dependability. The alluring exterior and captivating cabin of this midsize sedan display attention to detail with every inch. And with the performance to match, it’s no wonder the Camry is one of the most beloved cars on the market today.

Get a glimpse of the new Camry by reading about the features and specs below.

Inside the 2019 Toyota Camry

Design

The XSE and SE models of the 2019 Camry push the limits of sport and luxury. The muscular shape and chiseled surfaces express a captivating look from the city to the countryside and beyond. Throw in LED headlights and a sport-like mesh grille finish, and the Camry leaves a lasting impression.

And we haven’t even gotten to the interior yet. Inside the cabin, available amenities like leather trim and a panoramic glass roof with a front power tilt and slide moonroof await both driver and passengers.

Performance

If you thought the 2019 Camry was all looks, think again. The base model comes with a 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine that churns out 203 horsepower while maintaining an estimated combined fuel economy of 34 mpg. And if you want to kick it up a notch, there’s a 3.5L V6 engine option that runs with the power of 301 horses.

Safety

The safety features on the Camry make the purchase a no-brainer. It all starts with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), a standard host of driver-assistance technology. TSS-P includes:

  • Pre-Collision System w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

 

The Camry also comes with a no-cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance for select models. Contact us for more details.

Test Drive the Camry in Burlington, NC

Are you ready to experience the ultimate midsize sedan? Test drive the 2019 Toyota Camry today at Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina, near Durham. You’ll find the Camry and other Toyota models in our inventory of cars for sale.

Benefits of Regular Car Brake Maintenance Service

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Dealership Information on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 3:37 PM
Man repairing car brakes

When you get behind the wheel of your car, truck, or SUV, the last thing you want to worry about is repairs. Your vehicle can’t do its job properly if it isn’t working properly, and driving without regular maintenance is not only unsafe but costly.

Read on to see why regular brake maintenance is critical to keeping your vehicle on the road.

How Can Brake Service Help?

Brakes are obviously an essential part of your vehicle. Without working brakes, your car simply won’t be able to stop in time. This can cause anything from a small fender bender to a major accident, neither of which is worth the risk.

Regular brake maintenance helps ensure that your brakes engage every time you press on the brake pedal. Because brake pads are designed to wear gradually, if you wait a designated period in between replacing them, you may wind up costing yourself a good deal of money. As your pads wear, they will begin to put stress on other parts of the brake system, including rotors, drums, and calipers. Should any of these parts become damaged, you’re likely looking at adding hundreds of dollars onto your bill.

It’s so important to get your brakes looked at regularly and get maintenance done when wear has begun to show. If you leave the service center with worn brakes, there’s a good chance you won’t be getting them looked at again until it’s too late.

Do I Need New Brakes?

Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to know when brake pads are wearing down. If wear has already begun to take place, you’ll hear it. That’s because your brakes are equipped with a metal shim, called an indicator, which lets off a high-pitched squealing or screeching sound to warn you that replacement pads are needed.

Of course, another sure sign is that your brakes simply aren’t stopping like they used to. Whether they are pulsing or just taking longer to engage, you should make sure to get them looked at. Should you hear a grinding, metal-on-metal sound, it’s likely other components of your brake system have been affected. If this happens, you need to take your vehicle in for service immediately.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced in Burlington, NC

When your Toyota is in need of basic maintenance or major repairs, let our expert technicians take a look. We offer quality Toyota service in Burlington, North Carolina, and even have Toyota service coupons to help you save.

Your Inside Look at the 2019 Toyota Highlander

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Information on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 2:45 PM
2019 Toyota Highlander overview Burlington NC

With exceptional performance, available seating for eight, and standard driver-assistance features, the 2019 Toyota Highlander is the ideal midsize SUV for your busy family. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Learn about the specifics below.

Inside the 2019 Toyota Highlander

Efficient and Powerful Performance

For the perfect blend of power and efficiency, the Highlander’s available 3.5L V6 engine pumps out an impressive 295 horsepower and achieves an estimated 27 mpg in fuel economy on the highway. When it’s properly equipped, this midsize SUV is capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs. That means you can bring your favorite outdoor toys along for the journey.

The Highlander’s available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive helps you prepare for the unexpected. This system distributes engine power and manages the braking system to ensure ideal control when you need it most.

Roomy Interior

Inside the cabin of the Highlander are three rows of seats to accommodate as many as eight passengers. Third-row passengers can enjoy added comfort on long trips with reclining seats, while available second-row captain’s chairs give those passengers a little more space.

When you need to fully load up the Highlander with gear, fold down the second- and third-row seats to open up to 83.7 cu. ft. of space. Or, you can create a precise mix to accommodate passengers and packages.

And we can’t forget to mention the available Entune™ Multimedia Bundle, which is equipped with an available 8” high-resolution touch-screen. This display makes it easy to navigate menu options, apps, and playlists.

Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P

Safety is an area that Toyota takes very seriously, which is why the Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). This set of driver-assistance features helps protect you and your passengers against the unexpected, whether you’re commuting to work, running out for milk, or heading to Grandma and Grandpa’s for the weekend.

The Toyota Safety Sense™ P features standard on the Highlander include:

  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) w/ Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Pre-Collision System w/ Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)

Capture the Highlander in Burlington, NC

When you’re shopping for 2019 Toyota Highlander vehicles for sale, head to Cox Toyota for a test drive. Our Toyota dealer near Greensboro is accessible to anyone in the Triad area.

Winter Driving Tips to Help Keep You Safe

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Winter is a challenging season for drivers everywhere — even those in the Southeast. No matter what you drive, knowing how to navigate through adverse weather conditions will greatly improve your chances of getting to your destination safely.

Here are four things we recommend you keep in mind.

Winter Weather Driving Tips

Be easy

Whether you’re moving from a stop or bringing your vehicle to a stop, lightly applying the pedals will provide you with greater control over your car. When the light turns green, gently pressing the accelerator helps the tires grip the road and propel you forward safely. Slowly applying the brake pedal brings your car, truck, or SUV to a safe, controlled stop with minimal skidding on the snow, ice, or slush.

A safe alternative to pressing the brake pedal is to simply release the gas pedal when you need to slow your vehicle down. The additional precipitation on the road and your slower speed will help it decelerate naturally.

Keep your distance

If you do have to go out in adverse weather conditions because of work or it’s time to head home, giving yourself extra time will let you drive at a safe, comfortable speed that fits the conditions. When you maintain a reasonable distance from the vehicle ahead of you, you’ll give yourself plenty of time to slow down and stop if they suddenly do.

Stay focused

Driving, especially in winter, is an active and engaged experience. When you sit upright with both hands on the steering wheel, you’ll be ready for nearly anything you encounter. Keeping your head up and eyes on the road ahead allows you to be proactive and defensive against cars stopping suddenly or pulling out into traffic.

Pack extra essentials

Being proactive is an excellent way to be prepared for any emergency. Having an emergency box in the trunk of your vehicle can help you get out of a jam or remain safe while you wait for roadside assistance to arrive. When you’re preparing your vehicle for summer or winter driving, you can easily examine the contents of your emergency box to make sure any expired items or batteries are fresh and up to date.

You’ll be ready for most anything by adding the following to your emergency box:

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Small shovel
  • Drinking water and high-energy snacks
  • Flares
  • Blankets

Prepare for Winter Driving in Burlington, NC

Schedule a service center appointment at Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina. Our certified technicians can get your vehicle ready for the winter weather. You can also contact us with any questions.

Why It’s a Good Idea to Buy a Car in the Fall

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Dealership Information on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 5:09 PM
A close-up of leaves on the ground featured in a blog post about why to buy a car in the fall

If you’ve reached the point where you need a new car or simply want to upgrade your current vehicle, buying a car during the autumn months holds many benefits versus purchasing at other times of the year.

Continue reading to learn why you should buy a car in the fall.

3 Reasons to Buy a Car in the Fall

Save Some Green

As summer winds down and fall approaches, the new model year vehicles start to arrive on dealership lots. In order to accommodate the new models, space needs to be made. During the fall — and into the end of the year — dealerships will offer discounts, rebates, and other money-saving incentives to sell off last year’s models.

Looking to get a good deal on a truck? Explore inventories in October, which is when the new models roll out. If you don’t mind not having the newest features, buying a reliable pickup in October is a great idea.

Maybe you’d prefer a midsize sedan or compact car. In recent years, car manufacturers and dealerships have jumped on Black Friday deals, allowing you to snag a dependable car at a decent price in November.

Dealerships also have sales numbers to hit every month and year. In order to make these quotas, some dealerships will offer exceptional deals around the end of each time period to deliver the vehicles.

End of the Line

When a manufacturer decides to stop production on a certain model or rebrand it for the next model year, the price on the current model drops significantly. Plus, most models tend to be the most reliable in the final production year. This lets you get a great, dependable vehicle at a budget-friendly price.

Low-Mileage Finds

You may come across cars, trucks, or SUVs that were used as program cars for demonstrations or dealership executives. These vehicles could have a few hundred to a few thousand miles on them, making them a bargain. Additionally, these low-mileage vehicles will still have the bulk of the factory warranty remaining to provide you with peace of mind down the road.

Visit Cox Toyota in Burlington, North Carolina

Contact our dealership with any questions or to schedule an appointment to check out our inventory of new Toyota vehicles for sale.

Our Favorite Fall Activities in Greensboro, NC

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Events on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 3:41 PM
fall activities in greensboro nc

Greensboro, North Carolina, is an exciting destination for activities — especially in the fall. But with so much to do, how do you narrow it down? We’ve selected three fun attractions you can check out this season, so get ready to gather the whole family into your Toyota and explore all that Greensboro has to offer.

Where to Enjoy Fall Fun in Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center is a perfect destination for family-friendly fall fun. An aquarium, museum, and zoo all in one, this exciting attraction lets you touch rays and small sharks, pet goats and sheep, and learn about weather and the human body.

You can let your daring side shine at the treetop adventure park. Then, end the day with a dive, fish feeding, or penguin feeding before loading everyone back up in your Toyota and chatting about which part of the day was the most fun.

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

If history is your passion, check out the historical Guilford Courthouse National Military Park that commemorates an important Revolutionary War battle. You can enjoy a relaxing drive in your Toyota along the one-way tour road that loops the battlefield. Take in the beautiful fall foliage that lines the road. Visit the historic 18th-century colonial Hoskins Farm, and then explore some of the 28 monuments of soldiers and commanders throughout the park.

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

Drive your new Toyota into the heart of downtown Greensboro to visit the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, which is devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The whole family can experience an engaging guided tour, complete with pictorials, artifacts, video reenactments, and interactive components that help history come to life.

Explore Greensboro, NC, in a New Toyota

Fall adventures are made even more fun when you’re navigating the city in your new Toyota. At Cox Toyota of Burlington, NC, you can find your ideal Toyota model for excursions during any season.

As a premier Toyota dealer near Greensboro, we have a full stock of new Toyota vehicles on our lot — from the family-friendly Toyota Sienna to the fuel-efficient Prius. Come visit us today for a test drive, or contact us for more details.

Fall Jobs You Can Tackle in Your 2019 Toyota Tundra

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Information on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 3:21 PM
2019 Toyota Tundra parked on neighborhood road

 

Autumn is setting in and you still have plenty of work to get done before winter. Whether you need a workhorse for projects around the house or on-the-job hauling, the 2019 Toyota Tundra has all the right qualifications. Review the specs of this full-size pickup and consider everything it can do for you this fall.

2019 Toyota Tundra: Engineered for Tough Tasks

Capable Towing and Off-road Performance

The 2019 Tundra brings a lot to the table, starting with the performance features that make it such a dynamic and capable truck.

The Tundra offers 2 powerful engine options. The 4.6L i-FORCE V8 engine comes standard, cranking out 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing the base model to haul up to 6,800 pounds and handle a handle a maximum payload of 1,600 pounds. For a maximum towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds, you can choose a Tundra with the available 381-hp 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine, which delivers 401 lb.-ft. of torque.

For off-road adventures, the 4×4 system available on select models offers Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) to help improve traction on slippery surfaces, giving you control as you travel from the highway to the backwoods.

Built to Get the Job Done

The Tundra makes it easy to get everything on your fall checklist done. As the season changes, your backyard likely needs a little TLC. The off-road performance capabilities of the Tundra enable you to traverse over loose gravel and grassy landscapes to cleanup and maintain your outdoor space, from clearing out fallen tree limbs to moving and packing away patio furniture. As the temperatures cool down, you can load up the truck bed with firewood and other necessities for fall.

Thinking about performing a home renovation this fall? The Tundra can help with that, too. Stop by your local home improvement shop to pick up lumber, plywood, and other tools that can easily be transported in the truck bed, or hitch on a flatbed trailer to move new furniture. The standard backup camera on the Tundra will help you monitor your trailer as you reverse out of a parking spot, while the integrated 4-/7-pin connector and available Tow/Haul mode make traveling with a trailer even easier.

Browse a Selection of Toyota Tundra Models in Burlington, NC

Prepare for fall with a capable new pickup. Find the 2019 Toyota Tundra for sale in Burlington at Cox Toyota. Contact us for more information about the Toyota Tundra or stop by our dealership on Danbrook Road to shop our inventory of new cars for sale in Burlington.

Versatile 2019 Toyota Corolla Offers a Suite of Features

By Cox Toyota | Posted in Toyota Information on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 11:47 AM
Couple parks their 2019 Toyota Corolla on the street

Climb inside the 2019 Toyota Corolla and experience a savvy cabin with connectivity features that make cruising more convenient for driver and passengers alike, while standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) helps protect you from potential dangers on the road ahead.

Interested in a 2019 Toyota Corolla for sale? Find out what else this compact car has to offer.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla: Designed for Work and Play

On-the-Go Connectivity

When you choose the Toyota Corolla, you can enjoy a suite of connectivity features during every drive. With three available Entune™ digital media packages featuring standard Bluetooth® capabilities, including the 7” touchscreen Entune™ Premium Audio System with Integrated Navigation, all you have to do is connect your compatible smartphone to make phone calls, send text messages, play your favorite music, and more on-the-go. Advanced voice recognition and steering wheel controls make it even easier to keep connected during busy work commutes and long car rides.

Cabin for Comfort and Cargo

Relax behind the wheel or as a passenger. Available SofTex®-trimmed front seats offer comfortable support with water- and stain-resistant materials. Standard automatic climate controls let you customize a cozy cabin temperature during winter and summer seasons, while available heated front seats supply ample warmth when outside temperatures cool down.

Packing for a weekend getaway? The rear seats of the Corolla offer a 60/40 split for extended cargo space for all your travel necessities.

Security Comes Standard

Feel even more confident behind the wheel with a suite of standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P driver-assist features. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection helps you avoid potential frontal collisions by notifying you with visual and audio alerts. Brake Assist offers additional force if you don’t brake in time.

Lane Departure Alert monitors your path on the road ahead and warns you when your vehicle begins to drift into another lane. Steering Assist gently steers you back on course. Other TSS-P systems include Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Discover the 2019 Toyota Corolla in Burlington, NC

Explore our inventory of new and used Toyota cars for sale in Burlington, NC, when you visit Cox Toyota on Danbrook Road. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our inventory of Toyota vehicles.