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2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid from exterior front

Learn how to set up the Toyota+Alexa App!

Video: Toyota+Alexa App Setup Walkthrough

The Toyota+Alexa App unlocks a world of capabilities for the driver. One feature is the Toyota+Alexa system, which allows the driver to use their Amazon Alexa system while driving their vehicle. The driver can say “Alexa, skip a song,” or “Alexa, what is the temperature outside?” and via the Toyota vehicle’s hands-free Bluetooth® system, Alexa completes the request. This application is free to use and helps enhance each drive. Want to learn how to use the Toyota+Alexa App? Watch the video made by Toyota below!

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Car brakes and disc up close

How to Tell When Brakes Need Service

There is no denying that brakes play a central role in the performance of every vehicle. The brake system is intricate and consists of numerous mechanical components that need to be serviced from time to time. Luckily, the brake system is designed to let the driver know when it needs to be serviced. Continue reading below to learn how to tell when brakes need service and how to schedule a brake service at Hesser Toyota in Janesville, Wisconsin.

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2021 Toyota 4Runner Apple CarPlay

How to Use Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in a 2021 Toyota Vehicle

New 2021 Toyota models are loaded with intuitive technology that add ease, convenience, entertainment and safety to each drive. Two highly sought-after features on new vehicles are Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration systems. Are you wondering how to use Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration systems in your 2021 Toyota model? Continue reading below for a step-by-step walkthrough from our team at Hesser Toyota in Janesville, WI!

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2020 Toyota Corolla white exterior front fascia driver side driving

How Do I Change My Headlight Bulbs?

How to Change the Headlights in Your Toyota Corolla

You’re driving down the street when you notice that your headlights aren’t as bright as usual. You pull over to the side of the road, park and get out of your car to see that one of your headlights has gone out. To make sure you can see at night and you don’t get a ticket, we are going to teach you how to change the headlights in your Toyota Corolla. Keep reading for steps and tips for changing a headlight. Read the rest of this entry >>

close up of tires on snow

When Should I Get New Tires?

Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, regardless if it’s a car, truck, or SUV. Proper tire maintenance is critical for you to be able to drive safely without risking slipping on the road possibly blowing out your tire and sustaining a flat. Even if tires are maintained and rotated perfectly, they don’t last forever. So, when should you get new tires?  Read the rest of this entry >>

close up of tires on snow

When Should I Get New Tires?

Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, regardless if it’s a car, truck, or SUV. Proper tire maintenance is critical for you to be able to drive safely without risking slipping on the road possibly blowing out your tire and sustaining a flat. Even if tires are maintained and rotated perfectly, they don’t last forever. So, when should you get new tires?  Read the rest of this entry >>

How Do I Throw the Most Successful Tailgate Party

How Do I Throw the Most Successful Tailgate Party?

How Do I Throw the Most Successful Tailgate Party?

Buzzing around the grocery store like a bee in search of honey for what feels like forever, when you take a quick timeout and peer into your cart to see that all you managed to select in that time was a bag of tortilla chips and a 2-liter bottle of Coke.  You did however find every available free sample booth in the place and somehow you went to the bathroom, twice, now it’s time to focus on what you actually need for today’s tailgate to be a success.  All of your friends are showing up in your driveway in an hour and you have been talking up your tailgate prowess for weeks now, you need to gather the essentials and get going.

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Proper Highway Driving Etiquette

What is Safe and Proper Highway Driving Etiquette?

Proper Highway Driving Etiquette

No Matter if you are an aggressive driver or a passive driver, want to drive 20 MPH over the speed limit or drive 5 MPH under the speed limit there is proper driving etiquette everyone needs to follow.  We have all seen the out of control driver that is tailgating then passing dangerously close can be just as hazardous as the vehicle driving far too slow for highway speeds.  If you are hauling a precarious load or aren’t comfortable driving at highway speed then you need to avoid the highway all together.  Not only are you a danger to yourself but to all other drivers on the highway too. Read the rest of this entry >>

How do I avoid getting caught in road construction

How Do I Avoid Getting Caught in Road Construction?

Sometimes it feels like there are only two seasons in Wisconsin: winter and road construction.  Driving on Wisconsin’s wintery roads is challenging enough, and some days it feels like winter is never going to end but eventually the sun returns.  Although it seems as soon as the snow melts the orange construction cones replace the snow banks along the roadside.  If you are like me I would do anything to avoid construction back-ups, I would prefer to take a longer route than sit stopped or going obnoxiously slow on the highway.  If you are looking to avoid getting caught in road construction this summer, follow these simple tips. Read the rest of this entry >>