Our Favorite Toyota Exterior Paint Colors

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Many people consider their car an extension of their personality. One of the best things about buying a new car is choosing a color that matches you. The Toyota lineup is packed with a brilliant array of hues so you can find the right shade to match your individuality. These Toyota colors are our favorite from the ones available this year on the 2021 Toyota lineup.

Blueprint

This blue hue has a dark, smoky look. You can find it on new Toyota models like the Corolla, RAV4, and the Highlander. In the bright sun, this color can look almost black and sparkles in the light.

Supersonic Red

This color is for anyone who likes to stand out in a crowd. This bold red pops wherever it’s parked. You can find it on models like the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Mirai.

Lunar Rock

If you prefer more subdued tones on your car, the Lunar Rock shade is an intriguing melding of blue, green, and gray colors. It is available on the more rugged Toyota models including the RAV4, 4Runner, and Tundra.

Smoked Mesquite

We love this unique shade of brown, especially when worn by the rugged Toyota Tundra. We think it evokes a sense of rugged adventure that’s perfect for living in Dixon, Illinois.

Cypress

This dark green hue is something you won’t find on many other vehicles on the market. This uncommon color is available on the Toyota Sienna and will keep you and your family riding in style.

Come pick out your favorite color on one of the 2021 Toyota models available at Ken Nelson Toyota today.

Have You Downloaded the Toyota App?

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Did you know that Toyota has a handy smartphone app that lets you perform basic functionalities on your vehicle from the palm of your hand? We at Ken Nelson Toyota highly suggest that you download the Toyota app; here are some reasons why.

Monitor your vehicle’s health

It’s not easy to stay up-to-date with the health of your vehicle when you’re juggling a busy career and an even busier family. The Toyota app lets you check your Toyota’s health by alerting you to possible recalls, service campaigns, and maintenance needs. The app can even tell you if your key fob battery is low or if an oil change is needed.

Remote control functions

Your phone can serve as a remote control for your vehicle when you sign up for Toyota Remote Connect through the app. This service allows you to lock and unlock the doors, start and stop the engine, and locate your car in a crowded parking lot.

Pay your bills

If you financed your vehicle through Toyota when you did business here at Ken Nelson Toyota, you can make payments on your lease or loan through the Toyota app. Check out the current balance on your loan and see when your next payment is due.

If you’d love to use these handy smartphone features but you don’t have a Toyota, visit Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois, to find a compatible car, truck, or SUV.

Check Out the Toyota Nightshade Series at Ken Nelson

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While the best reason to choose a Toyota is for its features and functions, having something that looks awesome can be icing on the cake. When you shop at Ken Nelson Toyota, you can feel confident that you are getting a reliable, well-designed vehicle. Choose a Toyota Nightshade Series Special Edition and you can get good looks and great features.

The Nightshade Special Editions are available across the Toyota lineup on models like the 4Runner, Camry, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, and C-HR. Nightshade models come with blacked-out features to give them a look that stands out here in Dixon, Illinois

For example, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Nightshade Edition comes with 18-inch dark smoke alloy wheels, a dark chrome front grille, dark smoke exhaust tips, black exterior badging, and black exterior trim details including outside mirror caps, door handles, and fog light bezels. Other Toyota Nightshade models have similar black features.

If you want an easy way to impress your friends and coworkers, a Toyota Nightshade Edition is an easy way to do that. You will get the great functionality and reliability of a Toyota mixed with the bold looks of the Nightshade Edition.

Contact Ken Nelson Toyota to find out how you can order a Nightshade Edition of your favorite Toyota truck or SUV.

Toyota’s 2020 North American Environmental Report Has Been Released

Toyota’s ongoing dedication to addressing major environmental concerns has seen a number of positive results over the last year. These results have been compiled by Toyota Motor North America into an environmental report that shows just how much positive change the automaker oversaw in 2020.

Toyota’s 2020 North American Environmental Report focuses on five important areas of sustainability: carbon, water, materials, biodiversity, and outreach.

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During fiscal year 2020, TMNA reports that efficiency improvements and investments in renewable energy reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by nine percent when compared to 2019. Toyota also undertook water stewardship efforts at both Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja, California, in Tijuana, Mexico, and a regional sales office on the west coast. These efforts will result in the increased conservation and quality improvement of local water supplies.

In addition to all this, 2020 also saw Toyota going green by releasing a number of electric vehicles to the market. These include the 2021 Toyota Mirai, 2021 RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid, 2021 Sienna Hybrid, and 2021 Venza Hybrid. Toyota’s overall goal is to provide EV versions of their entire lineup by 2025.

 “We have a responsibility to help achieve a net positive impact on the environment and to promote a culture of improvement inside and outside our organization,” said Kevin Butt, Toyota Motor North America’s director of environmental sustainability. “These activities help scale up conservation efforts and drive educational awareness across our operations, partners and our communities.”

Visit Ken Nelson Toyota in Dixon, Illinois, today for a chance to test-drive our lineup of green vehicles.

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Toyota in Dixon, IL

The frigid winter tearing through Illinois will soon be over, and spring will arrive. It’s important that you prepare your Toyota for warmer weather in Dixon. To keep your car running in 2021, follow these spring service tips, as suggested by our service technicians at Ken Nelson Toyota.

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Schedule an oil change

The primary maintenance task you need to do every season is scheduling an engine oil change. No matter how often you drive, the engine oil needs to be flushed every 3-5 months and replaced with clean oil that won’t mess with the inner workings of your Toyota.

Check the air conditioning

As temperatures rise, you’ll begin running the A/C system again. Make sure that cool air comes out as it should. If it doesn’t, your car might need a new cabin air filter, a refrigerant refill, or even climate control system repairs.

Replace the wiper blades

When you drive through spring showers, you need clean, working wipers that can cut through the rain. If the wipers are more than a year old, replace them with new clean blades and check that the wiper fluid is filled up.

Wash and wax

Rinse off all the corrosive road salt and put a new protective coat of wax on your car. It’ll look nicer and will be less prone to premature rusting.

Ask for a thorough inspection

Many vehicle components can deteriorate during winter, so you’ll want to have our technicians perform a thorough bumper-to-bumper inspection. This includes checking the battery’s charge, examining the tire tread depth, verifying all lights and bulbs are working, and evaluating the condition of other fluids, belts, and parts. Don’t wait until summer to give your car a proper checkup. Bring it to Ken Nelson Toyota in March or April so it’s ready to hit the road again.