You’re on your way to work or visiting some famous St. Louis sites when you suddenly find yourself sidelined after a nasty run-in with a pothole. In fact, potholes can take you by surprise at any time of day—and they can cause some real damage to not just your tires, but your entire vehicle.
With the winter months here, asphalt will begin expanding and contracting as temperatures change. That means the potential for more potholes. (Rinse, repeat—the agonizing cycle continues.) Let’s take a look at how potholes can cause havoc to your wheels, tires and the rest of your car.
Now that Halloween is over and we’re getting ready to gobble down some turkey, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. No, we don’t mean what to gift your father-in-law—we’re talking about Christmas light shows and displays! You’ve only got a month-ish to check out the best Christmas lights in the St. Louis neighborhoods of St. Peters, St. Charles, and O’Fallon. So, chop-chop.
There’s nothing like having a pickup truck when you absolutely need a pickup truck. Trucks like the new 2020 Toyota Tacoma, for instance, are capable, powerful, adventure-loving vehicles that can prevail and survive in even the most brutal conditions. They embrace cold Midwestern winters as much as humid St. Louis summers. They are built for the long haul, for both the unexpected and expected, tackling home renovations just as easily as spur-of-the-moment camping trips in the Ozarks. They’re …well, they’re perfect.
And if Survivorman himself approves the Tacoma, so should you. Check out all the ways in which the new Toyota Tacoma can help you survive in nature and on the mean streets of St. Louis.
Owning a vehicle is serious business. Even after the large initial payment to put your name on the title, you also must insure, maintain, repair, and register the car. That’s a lot of moolah. To help you offset the growing costs of car ownership, here are 5 best-kept secrets and tips to keep your piggy bank plump and juicy.
Did you know that National Child Passenger Safety Week occurs each September? As a parent, you might think you’re all covered here, but data suggests that nearly half of all children’s car seats are installed incorrectly, which increases the risk of infant injury or death by up to 71%.
At Pappas Toyota, we wanted to do our part and help parents understand the ins and outs of Missouri’s child car seat laws. Here’s everything you need to know about the state’s rules regarding booster seats, infant seats, and general child safety seats by age, height, and weight.
People asked for a new Corolla. Toyota delivered a new Corolla. And, boy, does the new 2020 model shine bright. It’s been fully redesigned, revamped, reshaped, and we’d bet it’s one of the best cars Toyota’s crafted in recent years. (At least, it’s one of our favorite new arrivals.) We talk the talk on behalf
Independence Day: the highlight of every American summer. Although there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate the July 4th holiday with your family, we’d bet “fireworks” is at the top of your list. But where’s the best place to watch good fireworks this year?
Ask and ye shall receive. We present you the 2019 guide to Fourth of July fireworks around St. Peters. Whether you’re in Saint Louis or down in Chesterfield, we promise there’s a nearby July 4th fireworks show to check out.
Pump the brakes – you’re getting what for Dad on Father’s Day? No, that just won’t do. He raised you, changed your diapers, taught you to tie your shoes. He deserves more than that, doesn’t he? This Father’s Day, gift him something special, something from which legends are born. Surprise him with a shiny, glistening, new Toyota!
But which Toyota model is right for him? Let’s talk about that.
Toyota Highlander: For dads who never say no to a family road trip
Five standard USB ports. Beautiful panoramic moonroof. Rear-Seat Entertainment. An impressive 5000-pound towing capacity. Seating for every tushie in the family. What dad wouldn’t want that in their SUV? Turn your Father’s Day gift into a Family’s Day gift by buying Dad a new Highlander this year. (Thank us later.)
Browse our available 2019 Toyota Highlander SUVs for sale.
It’s stressful being a mother, let alone a first-time mom. Just to get ready in the morning, many a sea must be navigated, many a territory must be chartered—and that’s not even taking into account the baby’s needs. This Mother’s Day, give that new mommy in your family something to help her stay sane. Here are 7 practical automotive items that every busy mother should have at her disposal when behind the wheel.
7.) Travel Diaper Changing Station
The SUV cargo area of a RAV4 can be a decent makeshift diaper-changing station, but who wants to reorganize the back just to clean up a poopy diaper? Designed by a busy mom for busy moms, the Beanko Diaper Changing System ensures you’re always ready for blowouts.
Why is it a good Mother’s Day gift? It hangs casually from the back of any seat headrest, features a handful of little storage pockets, and has a removable, washable changing pad. Once that tushy has been cleaned, simply roll the mat up and hit the road. Talk about convenience!
Did you know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? (Don’t worry — not many people in St. Louis do.)
We shouldn’t need a dedicated month to publicly condemn distracted driving, yet data clearly shows that distracted driving is a growing epidemic, particularly among teenage drivers who are already prone to make mistakes on the road. Approximately 6 out of 10 teen car crashes are caused by a distracted driver. As a parent, these sobering stats may have you questioning whether to even buy your teen his first car.
For those worried parents, we suggest reviewing these tips with your teenager and be sure to take the pledge to remain distraction-free through April (and the other 11 months of the year).