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How to Avoid a Collision in a Vehicle Emergency in Cockeysville

No one is ready for a vehicle emergency on the road. But, when it happens, you have to know what to do to avoid a collision. A common roadside emergency is a tire blowout. The first thing you need to do is get to a safe place. An emergency lane or grassy area just off the road is ideal.

Once your vehicle is in a safe place turn on your hazard lights to let traffic know your vehicle is disabled. Place flares and triangles around your vehicle to provide better visibility. Place the flares and triangles a good distance from…

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Signs of Alignment Problems

Most cities like Cockeysville, MD have a lot of potholes that can really take their toll on your car's alignment. When a car is out of proper alignment, it is more difficult to drive, and improper alignment will wear down your tires.

Most service centers will check the alignment of your vehicle when you take it in for an oil change. If you notice the signs that your car is out of alignment, you should have it checked right away. A car out of alignment will have uneven tire wear. You will probably also notice that your car is…

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Poor Sensors Could Result in Dashboard Lights Coming On

In many vehicles, each tire has a direct pressure sensor inside of it. When the sensor detects that the tire's pressure is too low, a light will appear on the dashboard. In some cases, this means that you need to find a service center and refill it with proper levels.

However, another possibility is that the sensor inside of the tire is faulty. To test the accuracy of the sensor, manually check the pressure inside each of your vehicle's tires. If it shows that they are properly inflated, there is likely an issue with the sensor as opposed…

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Share Important Information with Our Online Service Scheduler

If your vehicle is dealing with issues that you would like to have addressed, you need to share those issues with those who will be looking at the vehicle. Our online service scheduler at Bill Kidd’s Toyota helps you share details about any issues that you are facing when it comes to your vehicle.

If you are looking for someone who will understand what is going on with your vehicle and know how to look at it, you should share information about the vehicle's problems through our online service scheduler.

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Why You Should Invest in Winter Wiper Blades

As winter approaches, many drivers will be faced with worsening driving conditions. Conditions such as icy roads, reduced visibility from snow, and frost buildup on windshields can drastically increase your chances of an automobile accident. By investing in a set of winter wiper blades, you can help keep you and your family safe on the road this holiday season.

Normal windshield wiper blades are rated to move water. In the winter, as water begins to freeze and turn into ice and snow, water becomes denser. In these winter conditions, it's important to have a set of wiper blades that…

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Keep Your Tank Full to Reduce Car Problems This Winter!

If you reduce the amount of air in the gas tank of your beloved Toyota car, SUV or pickup truck, you will significantly reduce auto problems this winter season. The more fuel that you keep in your gas tank means that there is less space for air to condense, which you certainly never want to happen to your automobile.

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Take Care of Your Fluids and Your Car Will Take Care of You

While most people are aware of the basic mechanical needs of their vehicle, they tend to let the fluid maintenance slide. It is the old out of sight, out of mind syndrome. However, your care requires several different fluids to operate effectively.

Have our technicians check the following fluids on a regular basis and to be sure that we keep them topped off as needed:

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AAA Now Recommends Synthetic Oil for Most Drivers—Here's Why

There are pros and cons to weigh when deciding to change your Toyota vehicle's oil with synthetic or conventional motor oil.

Depending on specifications detailed in your owner's manual, you may be required to use synthetic oil, which makes the choice a clear one for drivers who want to preserve their warranty. But given Toyota's indisputable track record for reliability, you may...

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4 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Could Be On

Vehicles these days are made to be high-quality and efficient. One of the best features of any vehicle is the check engine light. The check engine light is a warning that allows drivers to become aware of damaged or faulty parts of a vehicle. These are four of the main reasons why a check engine light may appear.
  1. Spark plugs need to be replaced
  2. The oxygen sensor may be faulty
  3. The gas cap on your vehicle is missing or damaged
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Love Adventure? Love the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

If you love adventure, then you’ll definitely love the all-new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. This SUV offers the convenience of sports vehicle with the gas-sipping fuel savings of a much, much smaller car.

The Vagabrothers—Alex and Marco Ayling—learned this firsthand. Toyota offered the traveling duo a chance to explore the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains in southern California. They could travel as far as they wanted, on a single tank of gas.

Were they up for the challenge?

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