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A Quick Comparison: the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2020 Honda Civic Sedan

November, 2019

The 2020 Toyota Corolla is a fun, versatile, and stylish car with the latest technology and great engines to choose from. In many respects, it leaves other vehicles in its dust – but they certainly try to catch up. The 2020 Honda Civic has many features that make it a fine car, but does it match up to the 2020 Toyota Corolla? Let’s find out.


How do I receive the tax benefits from trading in a vehicle at Tri County Toyota?

November, 2019

If you trade-in your old vehicle to help pay for your new Toyota, you not only have to pay a smaller total sum, you actually benefit from paying less sales tax! Remember, tax incentives are a way for businesses to attract buyers with the offer of paying fewer taxes. For instance, if Tri County Toyota is having a trade tax incentive going on, that means we buy your old vehicle (or trade-in), take the amount we bought it for and subtract it from the total price of your new Toyota.


What are the taxes associated with registering your vehicle in Pennsylvania?

November, 2019

You just purchased a new Toyota, and now it’s time to register it with the state. Or, maybe you are simply planning out all the expected costs to determine when you can finally make that big purchase. Either way, knowing what to expect financially is key to a successful car-buying experience. We understand that at Tri County Toyota, which is why we did your research for you.


How often should you wash your car?

August, 2019

A car is a considerable investment, which is why you care for it with regular maintenance checks like oil changes, tire rotations, and other services provided by the technicians at Tri County Toyota.But there is something you can do yourself that is cheap, simple, and will ensure your vehicle maintains its value and beautiful appearance - Washing it!


What is APR and How is it Calculated?

July, 2019

If you’re looking to buy that new 2019 Toyota, it’s possible that you’ll be taking out a car loan. Unfortunately, it costs to borrow money, so in addition to the principal amount you will be paying interest. Interest is expressed in the APR but isn’t quite the same thing.Knowing some basics about interest and APR is what will help you get the most bang out of your buck when it comes to car loans.Remember, APR is the annual percentage rate of your loan, or the amount of interest paid on the loan in one year. It’s a good tool to use when comparing the interest and fees of different loans, although it isn’t perfect.


When is APR Used?

July, 2019

When it comes to buying a car, you want a trusted dealer that will make sure you completely understand your agreement. That’s why you’ve come to Tri County Toyota, where your trust and satisfaction are highly valued. We make it our mission to explain all the gory details of the car buying process so you are guaranteed to leave with confidence and a smile after you purchase.


De-Mystifying APR: Who can help?

July, 2019

The car buying process can be mystifying, especially when it comes to car loans. It’s easy to become confused on important concepts, such as APR. Luckily, we make it our job at Tri County Toyota to explain everything you need to know so that you fully understand what you’re signing up for. Remember, APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate, and it’s the total amount of interest paid on the financing of a vehicle over one year.


Why is an APR used as opposed to a Money Factor?

July, 2019

You finally found it: The Hands-Down Most Perfect Car Ever with all the bells and whistles you could ask for! You’re already dreaming about trips to the beach, bumping that sound system, and feeling like a beast on the road then. BAM - reality hits, and you realize you have some major research to do before jumping into this huge purchase.


When is the best time to trade in a vehicle in Royersford?

June, 2019

There’s a lot of information out there about what the best time is to trade in your vehicle. Some say that 2015 was the best year, others say that 2020 will be the best year. But the honest truth is that there is no one best year that fits all.The best year for you to trade in your vehicle might be different than your neighbor or even your spouse. There are a lot of factors that play into making it a good year for you to trade in your vehicle. We’ll cover some of those factors and hopefully help you decide if 2019 is the best year for you.


What Exactly is a vehicle APR?

June, 2019

Buying a car can sometimes be very difficult, and the paperwork involved can be confusing at times. That’s why it’s very important to come to a dealership that really understands the car buying process. When you throw in terms like car loans and APR it can get even more intimidating. Lucky for you, Tri County Toyota knows the ins and outs of the car business and can explain it to the average Joe.


Is it Safe to Fill Out a Credit Application on a Dealer's Website?

March, 2019

It’s no secret to us at TriCounty Toyota that buying a car can be a very expensive investment. So when the time comes that you want to purchase a car, you might want to consider securing a car loan. Getting a car loan, however, can be exhausting and wearisome. But gone are the days when loan applications may take days to complete and piles of paperwork stacks up.


Tips for Spring Cleaning: Under the Hood

March, 2019

Springtime is here in Berks, Montgomery, and Chester counties and there a lot of things to do and places to go. But before you start your engine, it is important to conduct spring maintenance on your car first. People may not know it, but cars take a lot of wear-and-tear during the winter season. The harsh weather can greatly affect the battery, auto fluids, windshield wipers, tires, body, and engine. So, on the day that the sun is up and the ice has melted, you should perform a spring cleaning on your car.