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Get Your Headlights Ready for Winter

Winter is here in Franklin, PA and that means not just cold weather, snow and ice but also the sun sets sooner in the day, bringing the darkness to our doorstep for a much longer period of time. The sun also rises later and overall, winter means more darkness. Now - more than ever - making sure your vehicle's headlights are bright and clear is important. We can help.

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Windshield Wiper Fluid vs. Tap Water

Windshield wiper fluid is very important for a number of different reasons. Many people believe that you can forego the few extra bucks and just use water instead, however, this might not be the smartest idea. Here are a few reasons why windshield wiper fluid is very important and why water isn't a proper substitute.

  • Windshield wiper fluid contains detergents that help remove much more than just rain or snow from your windshield, such as bugs and road grime.
  • Windshield wiper fluid, even when not being used, is crucial to have in your reservoir as it serves as a…
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The Importance of Updating to Winter Wiper Blades

Winter wiper blades are specifically designed to be able to work easily in the most frigid conditions. If you do not have your winter blades yet, here are a few reasons from the Allegheny Toyota team to consider coming to the dealership to get your pair today.

The winter blades are encased in a thick rubber shell. This shell helps to keep ice from getting into that metal framework that gives the blades the ability to flex and hug the glass. 

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What are the Best Methods for Adding Winter Traction?

When it comes to adding traction to your driveway or parking space, do you choose kitty litter, sand or salt? This is the question many drivers are faced with during the winter times in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Each method offers good and bad aspects, which may influence drivers one way or the other. Let the Allegheny Toyota team help you make your empowered decision.

Salt has the ability to melt ice, which can be thrown on driveways or streets. However, it can be harmful to the surrounding plants and animals. Sand and kitty litter are both good for when you are…

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Why Should You Consider AWD or 4WD for Your Next Vehicle?

Modern trucks and SUVs offer enhanced fuel efficiency, power and control. So what makes them stand out for Franklin, Pennsylvania drivers? For many commuters, it all comes down to All Wheel Drive (AWD) or Four Wheel Drive (4WD). While these systems certainly do share their similarities, there are also several not-so-similar aspects to consider.

For example, if you plan to travel in an area that is off-road, you can benefit from either system. Rocks, snow, mud, and sand are no worry to either an AWD or 4WD system.

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Edmunds Details Winningest Qualities of 2017 Toyota Avalon

If you're seeking a full-size sedan for your next vehicular purchase, we here at Allegheny Toyota think you may well meet your perfect match in ours, the 2017 Avalon.

How do we figure?

Allow our friends at Edmunds to explain; their critique of the Avalon is as follows:

No doubt one of our favorites from the Avalon lineup, the mid-level XLE Premium trim has a great deal going for itself.

Standard features on this model include driver-seat memory settings, Qi wireless smartphone charging, a sunroof, a navigation platform, smartphone-app integration, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross- ...

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No Family Member Left Behind

Pet parents consider their fur babies a part of the family and want all family members to travel in comfort and safety. Take into consideration the height of the back seats off the ground, to ensure ease in entering the car and pay attention to the backseat's shape. Bucket type seats are good for smaller dogs that can snuggle in, but a larger dog may be more comfortable with a longer seat so he can stretch out. Take note also of the seat belts to ensure that they have the ability to hook to your dog’s harness. Look…

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