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December
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December
31
Your vehicle’s transmission is one of the most essential components that make up your vehicle and allow it to run effectively. When problems arise, not only can they affect other parts of your vehicle, but once the transmission has broken, your vehicle is rendered completely useless. If you...
November
30
November
30
If you own a Toyota, you know that you can expect quality performance and reliability. But even the best-made vehicles can have repair problems. Avoid these four common Toyota repair problems to keep your car running smoothly for years to come. Start by learning more about the signs and causes to w...
October
31
October
31
The automotive industry is full of household names that have revolutionized how we travel with cars. Toyota, which has been around for 85 years, is no exception to this—and the company isn't showing signs of slowing down. Toyota is notable for producing cars that are both affordable and re...
September
30
September
30
If you're in the market for a used car, you may be considering a Toyota. Toyota is one of the most popular car brands in the world, and for a good reason. They're reliable, affordable, and offer many features and options, not to mention they will last you for the long haul. But why should y...
August
31
August
31
Toyota has a good history of manufacturing tough, reliable off-road vehicles as a car company. The original Land Cruiser was just the beginning, and today Toyota offers a wide range of trucks and SUVs that can take you where the pavement ends.  Here’s a look at some of Toyota’s bes...
July
24
July
24
Sometimes life gets in the way of the plans we had in mind. Whether it’s a missed PTA meeting, a forgotten dentist appointment, or waiting until the last minute to get your oil changed, life happens.  While we might not be able to offer assistance with that other stuff, you can have peac...
June
30
June
30
If you’re considering elevating your vehicle's style and look, you’re in for a fun ride. Car customization is exciting, and it’s highly recommended that you start with the wheels first. Doing so lets you quite literally start from the ground up; plus, with the huge number ...
May
31
May
31
Given the choice, it's likely we would buy brand new while when it comes to vehicle shopping. However, this opportunity is not suitable for everybody. Thankfully, because our lifestyles are so unique, we can look into second-hand or pre-loved used cars for more flexibility in our car purchases.&...
April
22
April
22
Toyota is a globally-acclaimed automotive brand that has proven that its products are worthy of praise. Being a Japanese brand established in 1937, Toyota has become one of the leading players in its local market and the worldwide automotive industry. Over the years, Toyota has released some of the...
March
31
March
31
The Toyota RAV4 is an SUV that somehow managed to take everyone by surprise. With its plug-in hybrid option, expansive, luxurious cabin, thrilling yet smooth ride, not to mention the plethora of tech and infotainment features, it’s easy to see why! This reliable and eco-friendly cros...
March
01
March
01
If you’ve been looking around online for evidence of a promising pickup that’s new for 2022, then look no further. While we might be a bit biased here at Nelson Toyota, as far as mid-sized trucks go, the all-new 2022 Tacoma will have all your pickup needs taken care of – and then s...
February
16
February
16
For a small business owner, a commercial vehicle is a necessary expense. But why purchase one outright when you have the option to lease instead? By leasing a new commercial vehicle, you can save big on upfront costs that allow you to preserve cash flow and manage your payments. Here at Nelson Toyot...
January
12
January
12
For those who still have reservations about the performance of hybrid vehicles during BC’s colder winter months, we’re here to put those worries to rest. When it comes to taking on Canadian weather, Toyota hybrids are just as capable as any other conventional car on the road - with the a...
December
05
December
05
If there's a Toyota vehicle with a name synonymous with safety, reliability, and affordability, it’s the Toyota Corolla. The classic sedan’s been around since the 60s and, in 1997, became the best-selling nameplate globally, surpassing the Volkswagen Beetle. Last year, Toyota reached...
May
25
May
25
Even with a handful of updates over the years, the Toyota Tundra is one of the oldest full-sized Toyota trucks available today. While the Tundra is still due for a complete redesign – which it hasn't had since 2007 – the upgrades to the 2021 are enough to get us excited! The mai...
April
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April
14
Toyota has delivered some impressive refinements to the 2021 Camry and 2021 Corolla. Both sedans are quality vehicles that offer powerful engines, economical fuel efficiency, a comfortable and attractive design, and innovative upgrades in tech. Not to mention, they both have a majorly affordable pri...
March
29
March
29
As the all-new 2021 Toyota Camry hits our Nelson lot, we couldn’t be more excited for spring adventures to begin in the Kootenays! The comfortably spacious family sedan is just calling out for road trips across the B.C. mountains, especially with an impressive 4-cylinder engine that offers a m...
March
26
March
26
With the emergence of the all-new 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, drivers everywhere are seeing just why this beloved vehicle is still one of the most popular sedans on the market! Many long-time Subaru lovers have since been making the switch, noting how the 2021 Corolla Hatchback is outshining its ...
February
16
February
16
At Nelson Toyota, we’re proud to announce our third President’s Choice Award win! Presented annually by Toyota Canada for Operational Excellence to only one Toyota dealership per province/territory, we’re beyond thrilled to represent British Columbia for the third time! As a famil...
January
22
January
22
Let’s face it, people in different parts of the country have different needs when it comes to their vehicles. But there’s a reason why folks have dubbed Nelson as ‘Tacoma Town’ - this midsize pickup truck was practically built for the West Kootenays! Life here in Nelson is un...
June
28
June
28
Anyone who is fortunate enough to call Nelson, BC home knows how lucky we are to live in a place that truly offers it all: between our bustling downtown, access to the Selkirks and central location in British Columbia, there are limitless things to see and do. For all of your adventures, both big an...
April
06
April
06
As access to public transit and air travel decreases, folks from Nelson, the West Kootenays and across British Columbia are relying on their Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs now more than ever. With your vehicle logging all of those extra kilometres, you’ll want to make sure that you’re keep...
August
20
August
20
Unlock the Full Power of Your Pickup If you own a Toyota Tundra, you already know you have one of the best-engineered machines on the market. What you may not know is that your trusty truck has a few secrets of its own -- secrets that can actually make your life easier as you cruise through the str...
August
09
August
09
At Nelson Toyota, We’re Not All Talk The verdict is in -- drivers in the Kootenays are crazy about Nelson Toyota! Toyota is a brand built around reliability and trust with cars that are made to last. Our Sales and Service Teams carry over a focus on quality in everything we do, putting the ne...
June
19
June
19
RAV4 is All-New and Perfect for Kootenay Life It’s been more than half a year since the completely redesigned RAV4 hit the roads of British Colombia. We’re guessing you've had the pleasure of seeing one of these refined SUVs with your own eyes at this point, but even if you’ve...
May
22
May
22
The Pickup for Your Summer Adventures With snow in the rear-view, many Nelson locals are booking up their weekends with all manner of outdoor activities. Whether you’re planning on mountain biking at Red Mountain or paddleboarding in Cranbrook, the Toyota Tundra is the truck that keeps the su...
February
12
February
12
We get it, mountain roads are tough, but the Tundra is tougher! In 2019, Toyota rolled out a whole pile of new features that take the Tundra from work horse to all-around beast. They brought back specific traits that pickup drivers in Nelson and the nearby Kaslo, Balfour, and Lardeau communities dep...
December
18
December
18
This winter, don’t get stuck in the snow. From all of BC’s winter tire regulations to snowy roads and a need to get from point A to B, winter driving can be a pain. The good news is that the Rav4 can take the snow and keep you safe all winter long. Here’s why it’s one of our ...
October
31
October
31
When our 2018 Toyota Camrys hit the lot, people were excited. We had a full-size and full-power sedan that could drive fast and look good like no other. We put the old Camry to bed and brought out something sleek that is well-designed throughout. Our new 2019 Camry models are the cherries on top of ...
September
25
September
25
Yes, back to school did just happen. Yes, that sadly means that we’re headed into winter. No, that doesn’t mean it has to be painful. Here at Nelson Toyota, our goal is to make it as easy as possible to find, install, and drive your vehicle with the right set of winter tires. This way, y...
September
24
September
24
The Tundra is the biggest, toughest truck we sell. You can get more done than you’ve ever imagined, look good doing it, and stay safe the whole time. We often convert domestic truck fans over to the Toyota way of life simply because of our trucks last. Here’s how they compare. Perform...
July
16
July
16
We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Surrounded by mountains, a stone’s throw from cities and backcountry alike, Nelson is the perfect place to start your vacation. Whether it’s friends or family, or maybe it’s a solo excursion, it’s time to consider your...
July
02
July
02
  We often outgrow our vehicles. Whether our family is growing, we find new hobbies, or we simply need an upgrade in style, bringing in your used vehicle for a trade is a great way to get a jump start on your next car, truck or SUV purchase. Your vehicle likely has plenty of life left in it, b...
June
20
June
20
Toyotas idle whisper quiet, but our engineers are making a lot of noise with the new intelligent and intuitive design they’ve got in store for our drivers. There’s no better example of this than the 2019 RAV4 with more standard features, options, and ground-breaking technology than we co...
June
19
June
19
When people want the best car on the road, they buy a Toyota. When drivers want the best truck on or off the road, they buy a Toyota Tundra. We love the Tundra, and so do drivers. Why? They love it because there's a lot to like.     The Toyota Tundra TRD 4x4 The TRD Off-Road vers...
May
31
May
31
It’s crazy to think that 2019 is on its way, but it is! With a new year comes new vehicles, and one of the new Toyota models that we’re the most excited about is the 2019 Toyota Rav4. Not only is the Rav4 one of our best-selling vehicles here at Nelson Toyota, but it’s also one of ...
April
11
April
11
When we think of Nelson, we like to think about our hearty downtown core, Big Orange Bridge, and being part of the Kootenays. We like to get excited about being so close to the mountains, and all of the fun things that life in British Columbia consists of. While it’s a big enough choice to fin...

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