First-Time Drivers: Keep Your Teen Safe with a Used Ford

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 1:39 PM

 

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for American teenagers, but it can be a stressful time for parents. When you send your teen off to school by themselves for the first time, you want to be sure they have all the skills they need to be safe on the road. You also want to be positive you’ve chosen a used car suited for Reno streets.

Fallon Ford-Toyota has been selling reliable, durable, and dependable used cars to Reno families for over 60 years. When it comes to the safety of your teen, we know how serious your used car decision must be. Luckily, we are here to lend you our expertise, point you toward the vehicle you and your teen will love, and extend our advice and tips. So, what used car do we suggest for your new driver? Though, there are many wonderful options here at Fallon Ford-Toyota, today we will talk about the best used Ford models!

Buying a used Ford for your teenager is a purchase you can feel certain about. With the right used Ford, not only will you have a sense of security, your teen will be delighted with the look and feel. Whether you’re looking for a truck, SUV, or sedan, our used Ford models have something for everyone. We have chosen the top 3 used Fords to check all the boxes on your list.

Ford Taurus:  A used Ford Taurus is an affordable and attractive choice. When you buy a used Ford Taurus from Fallon Ford-Toyota, your teen will enjoy showing-off their new ride all around Reno, while you get the luxury of peace-of-mind knowing they are safe. Ask us about our excellent deals in-person or online today!

Ford Edge: This midsized SUV is sure to be a hit with your teen. Our used Ford Edge’s are dependable in the snow, good on gas, and have the room to fit their sports gear, musical instruments, and of course, their many friends! Make your new-adult overjoyed with this perfect pick for cruising Reno roads in style.

Ford F-150: This is the country’s most popular pickup truck for good reason! A used Ford F-150 is a solid and safe pick for first-time-drivers in Reno. You’ll never have a problem in severe weather, maintenance is low, and they fair well in car collisions. Plus, what teen doesn’t love a pickup truck? A used Ford F-150 puts your teen on the right track to handle anything Reno roads and an active Northern Nevada life throws their way.

Make the short drive from Reno to Fallon Ford-Toyota today to be matched with the ideal used Ford vehicle for you! You won’t find a dealership more trusted or well-stocked with reliable used cars anywhere in Reno. Come join the Fallon Ford-Toyota family and make us a part of your family’s journey down the road of life.

Preparing for Winter: Used Cars Reno Locals Can Trust

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 2:15 PM

 

Fallon Ford-Toyota | New and Used Ford & Toyota Dealership located in Fallon, NV serving the community of Northern Nevada. We offer the best service and prices in the Reno, Sparks, and northern Nevada community for new and used cars like the Toyota Tacoma, Ford F-150, and a full assortment of new and used Ford and Toyota vehicles.

It’s never too early in the year to begin preparing for Reno’s unpredictable winter weather. When you’re in the market for used cars, Reno locals have been trusting Fallon Ford-Toyota with making the right purchase for over 60 years. Our family-owned dealership and dedicated team will take the stress out of choosing between our many used cars. We encourage our neighbors in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City to make the short trip over to Fallon and see what makes us the top-rated Ford and Toyota dealership in the state of Nevada.

 

If you’re looking for practical used cars in Reno for winter, Fallon Ford-Toyota is here to point you in the right direction. Because our inventory is so well-stocked we can offer our customers used cars Reno dealerships may not, making your trip to Fallon completely worthwhile. Our selection of used Ford and Toyota vehicles are perfectly suited for our winter driving conditions here in Northern Nevada. We can suggest a reliable used Ford Reno drivers know will get them where they need to be even in the iciest conditions. A used Ford F-150 is just one of the many great pick-up trucks that could help make your seasonal driving concerns disappear.

 

Maybe you’re more interested in one of our Toyota vehicles when addressing you winter weather worries this year. We can happily point you to a dependable truck like our Toyota Tacoma. A used Tacoma Reno drivers can rely on after a heavy snowfall will make the daily commute a breeze. No more getting stuck in deep snow or losing control on the icy roads. No matter the make and model you’re curious about, our team of experts will provide you with all the information necessary for making the right choice and reassure you that used cars are every bit as good as new ones.

 

As Reno gears-up for the often-dangerous driving conditions that winter brings, visiting your local family-owned dealership is an absolute must. Everyone here at Fallon Ford-Toyota is eager here to lend a friendly hand and ease your mind when purchasing used cars. Even once you leave our lot, our service center is always here to make sure the used cars we sell are always in the best condition possible. So, make that short trip to Fallon and let us make this winter easy, safe, and worriless with used cars Reno dealers can’t compete with.

Why you should buy a used car, Reno!

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:22 PM

When looking for your next vehicle, whether its your first or you’re simply adding to the fleet, there are a lot of factors to consider. Beyond the fun stuff like color, stereo, and sunroof, there are a lot of practical questions that can really help in making the right choice when it comes to buying your next car. By weighing your wants and needs with your budget, the option to go with a used car can often be the most sensible choice to get the right car for the right price.

At Fallon Ford-Toyota we specialize in matching the right car to the right person. You’ll be treated like a real person and not a number. While we serve the Reno / Sparks area, we like to think of ourselves as having the Country Advantage, where we treat our customers with committed, personal service, unlike other ‘Big City’ dealerships. Talking with our knowledgeable staff can be the perfect way to find the right used car for you.

By choosing a used car your budget goes a lot further. The original owners of the vehicle absorb a sizable portion of the depreciation that occurs, allowing you to save a significant amount of money. This saving comes in addition to the lower tax and insurance premiums that come with a used car as well. The Fallon Ford-Toyota team can assist in providing a vehicle history report and discussing the various warranty options available to you. By choosing your next car as a used car from Fallon Ford-Toyota, you’re sure to be rolling off the lot looking and feeling like a million bucks (and saving quite a few bucks while you’re at it!) Take the trip just outside of Reno and see what Fallon Ford-Toyota has to offer.

When you’re ready to get into that next vehicle, you know the right place to find a used car, Reno! Fallon Ford-Toyota has the selection, staff, and service to get you into the right ride with piece of mind and a few dollars to spare.

 

Searching for that perfect used car, Reno?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:21 PM
 
Searching for that perfect used car, Reno?
We’re here to help. Searching for used cars in Reno can bring up all sorts of results from trusted dealerships like Fallon Ford-Toyota to strangers on Craigslist and everything in between. How do you know what is the right deal for you? Should you be even more selective when shopping for a used car as you would a brand-new vehicle? What are the best used cars to buy and what additional information should you consider when selecting a used car in Reno?
Not to worry! We have compiled a list of sure fire tips to help make selecting that new used car or truck a lot less stressful and have you driving off in style after your next used car purchase. Generally, the best place to start is with a style of vehicle in mind that is best suited to your life and the driving you do. A 2 door coupe doesn’t make much sense for a family commute vehicle, just like a mini-van isn’t the best choice for off-road driving conditions or equipment hauling.
Once you’ve narrowed down the best used car style for your needs, the make of the vehicle can play a major factor. Some makes are highly preferred when shopping for a used car or truck because of their reliability, reputation to last, and the availability and cost of maintenance and repairs. Ford and Toyota are two of the most universally recommend makes for used car purchases. They come with reliability, a reputation for lasting performance, and are relatively inexpensive and readily accessible for maintenance.
But which Ford or Toyota is best? Experts agree that there are a few models from each manufacturer that are some of the best used vehicles to purchase. The top used truck for many experts is also the top Ford: the classic F-150. Buying a used Ford F-150 is investing in a rugged vehicle that will last and has very reasonable maintenance and upkeep costs. This is a vehicle that is absolutely built Ford tough! The best Toyota recommend for a used Toyota purchase is the Toyota Tacoma. A used Toyota Tacoma offers the affordable maintenance and repair costs alongside lasting durability and wherewithal.
Now that you’re armed with some of the best information to help make your used car buying decision please come visit us at Fallow Ford-Toyota to get a first-hand experience with these top-of-the-line used cars and trucks. Come by and find that perfect used car, Reno!

Best Tips for a buying a Used Toyota

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:21 PM

 Shopping for your next vehicle can be a confusing and complex process. New vs Used? Truck vs Car? Where do you start and what do you choose? Not to worry! We’ve compiled tips for shoppers looking to have the most informed purchase when selecting their next vehicle.
“Buying a preowned car is more than just a wonderful way to save money,” suggests Consumer Report’s Jon Linkov, “it could get you into a model that has safety and luxury features you couldn’t afford in a new car.” Consumer Reports recently released a report naming 30 categories and the best used cars in each. Toyota was the manufacturer that dominated the list, with 17 vehicles ranking amongst the top 30 used cars to buy.
We’ve compiled a few handy tips to get the most out of that next used Toyota.
Inspection Report. Once you have found the used Toyota you want to buy, ask the seller to show you the actual inspection report for that vehicle. Even though Toyotas are historically reliable cars, the condition and reliability of each used Toyota will depend on that vehicle’s history. Check the vehicle identification number (VIN) and make sure it matches the one on the inspection report.
Test Drive. This one is probably obvious, but a list of tips for buying a used Toyota would not be complete without recommending a test drive! If everything else checks out on a used Toyota, actually driving it is the final step before deciding if you have found the right vehicle or not. If you like how the car looks inside and out, and you are satisfied with the driving experience, then you have found your used Toyota to buy!
Buy an Extended Warranty. Once you’ve bought your used Toyota, be sure to research your options for a used car warranty. An extended auto warranty can often pay for itself in just one auto repair bill and will give you the assurance that your used Toyota will be taken care of if a mechanical breakdown happens.
Fallon Ford-Toyota is a New and Used Ford & Toyota Dealership located in Fallon, NV serving the community of Northern Nevada. We offer the best service and prices in the Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada community for new and used cars like the Toyota Tacoma, Ford F-150, and a full assortment of new and used Ford and Toyota vehicles.

Are you hearing squeaking in your brakes?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:20 PM

 

Are you hearing squeaking in your brakes?  Feeling a slight vibration in your steering wheel?  Or maybe more strangely, a very distinct smell while having to press down on the brake pedal farther?  These are all indications your brakes need immediate attention!

Don’t let these warning signs get put to the side in your mind. Maintaining your vehicle’s brakes in tip-top working condition is critical to your safety – as well as your car’s reliability. Simply waiting until there’s a problem can often result in expensive and extensive repairs.

 

Just like your body, your car’s brakes are made of several separate components, and just like your body, they need to be checked routinely to make sure everything is running effortlessly.

An annual checkup will help spot small issues and keep them from becoming bigger and more prominent.

Getting your brakes checked and serviced is one of the most important things you can do that go along with your maintenance schedule that is located in your owner’s manual. Don’t wait until there’s a problem.

 

Call us today so you can set up an appointment at Fallon Ford Toyota!

 

Cosmetic Damage? We can help.

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:19 PM

In a second, your perfect vehicle exterior can experience cosmetic damage from a number of sources. Severe weather, debris from the road, or a stray shopping cart easily cause dents, cracks, and scratches. No matter how careful you are with your car of truck, it is bound to face at least some minor damage during its lifespan.

Here at Fallon Ford-Toyota, our service experts are pros at helping fix common cosmetic damage on your vehicle. Whether a tree branch fell on your car, hail cracked your windshield, or a mystery scratch has appeared on your door, we’re here to make your vehicle look as good as new.

Let our service team come to the rescue!

In addition to our exceptional customer service, we provide complimentary services to enjoy while waiting to have your vehicle restored. Take advantage of our free Wi-Fi, coffee and water, and watch our TV. We’re also happy to offer flexible hours (including Saturdays) to best accommodate your schedule.

When you are ready to schedule Toyota service to repair cosmetic damage on your vehicle, we’re here to make the repair as soon as possible. You can either schedule your service appointment by visiting the “Service” page on our website, or by calling our service department directly at (844) 339-7046.

Are you ready for the snow and ice?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:18 PM

January means the start of significant snowfall, ice, and cold temperatures here in northern Nevada. The experienced Toyota dealers at Fallon Ford Toyota want to help you find a vehicle that can tackle all that this winter can bring to the roads. Whether driving through flurries or blizzard-like conditions, we want to make sure that you are prepared with the best vehicle choice possible.

If you are looking for a Toyota vehicle that offers the best safety and special features for winter driving conditions, check out two of our top choices.

2018 Toyota 4Runner

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a rugged and durable SUV that can handle some of the most challenging road conditions. Available in six trim levels, there is no shortage of incredible features. You’ll be able to keep you and your passenger’s safe with 4WD with active traction control, multi-terrain select, eight standard airbags, and the Star Safety System™. When temperatures get chilly, stay cozy with heated front seats.

2018 Toyota Avalon

Those who are searching for a car that can tackle winter weather driving in comfort and style should consider the 2018 Toyota Avalon. Each of the eight trim levels available provide a safe, cozy, and luxurious ride for drivers and passengers. Enjoy features such as heated and ventilated front seats, three-zone climate control, and heated rear seats. Additionally, ride with the protection of ten airbags, Safety Connect®, and dynamic radar cruise control.

Ready to find a vehicle that will stand up to the challenges of the ice, snow, and cold? Plan your visit to our dealership at the Fallon Ford-Toyota and browse our selection of new and pre-owned Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs. We look forward to helping you find the perfect vehicle for your winter weather needs!

Premium or Unleaded In Your Tank?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:17 PM

 

One common question that northern Nevada drivers face is whether to fill up their Toyota vehicle with regular fuel or premium gasoline. There are many myths out there about this age-old dilemma, and here at Fallon Ford Toyota, our friendly mechanics at our Service Center are here to dispel them and offer accurate information about when to use regular fuel and when to use premium fuel, as well as the technical differences between the two.

What does the manufacturer recommend?

To find this, take a look inside the owner’s manual or check out the sticker inside the fuel door that specifies the fuel requirements of your car. If your car requires premium fuel, it will state “Premium Unleaded Fuel Only,” with a number that indicates the minimum octane rating. Many cars will recommend, rather than require, premium fuel; but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need premium fuel.

What exactly is an octane rating? 

When you’re at the pump, you’ll see that regular fuel typically corresponds to an 87 rating, while premium fuel can range from 91 to 93. The octane rating of gasoline determines how likely it is for engine combustion to occur at the wrong time. The higher the rating, the less likely combustion is to occur at the wrong time. If your car requires premium and you use regular, it can cause your engine to “knock,” which is a mistimed explosion that can damage the engine if it occurs frequently.

Off Brand Station Gas vs. Name Brand Gas

Now that you understand the regular vs. premium aspect of fuel, you’ll have a better understanding as to whether or not an off brand or name brand is better for your vehicle. You are going to see similar octane levels at the off-brand gas station. The regular gasoline might have an 85-octane level instead of an 87, but the occasional fill-up with this fuel isn’t going to harm your engine. The difference calculation to 100 (13 when then octane is 87) is made up of a specialized formula the gas station creates of different chemical elements designed to clean your engine. While some stations say theirs is better, most car professionals state there is no noticeable difference in performance, so go with what’s cheapest.

Are you ready for winter driving?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 4:17 PM

 

Weather in northern Nevada can be wild unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared early before the cold and harsh weather arrives. That’s why Fallon Ford Toyota’s Service Department has a few helpful tips to get you started on the right track!

 

Drive On The Right Tires

You don’t need to install chains on your tires when you can purchase tires made exclusively for snow. They’ll have a mountain or snowflake symbol on them which indicates they are made of a special compound which makes them sticky even in the ice and snow. They also have bigger tread to give you more traction in snow, ice and slushy road conditions.

 

The tread in the tires shouldn’t be less than 3.5 mm, so if you already have winter tires, make sure that tread isn’t worn from use or the tires will lose their effectiveness. It’s also important to check the air pressure frequently in your winter tires. Cold winter air can have an impact on the air pressure, which also makes them less stable on the road; as well as reducing fuel economy.

 

Install Winter Wiper Blades

Visibility in the cold winter months is essential to keeping you and your family safe in your Ford, that’s why you’ll want to ensure that your winter wiper blades are heavy enough to push snow and ice from the windshield. Replacing your wiper blades is also recommended as the salt and grit from the road quickly tears up the rubber of the wipers – reducing their efficiency.

You’ll also want to ensure your defrosters are working as intended – as well as replace your washer fluid with fluid rated for freezing temperatures.

 

Pack A Winter Kit

In a winter emergency, you could be stuck in your vehicle where all you have is what’s packed in the trunk. That’s why it’s a good idea to have essentials packed in a winter emergency kit. Your winter kit should include a blanket, jumper cables, first aid kit, shovel and flares. Bags of sand, an ice scraper and extra blankets will help in an emergency too. While having roadside assistance is always a plus, they might not be able to make it to you for an extended period of time depending on the weather. So pack a winter kit just in case!

 

Winter Maintenance Checkup

Last, but certainly not least, have your vehicle checked by the professionals here at Fallon Ford Toyota. This is because there are several items that should be inspected that can’t be done by your DIY mechanic. We’ll check your heating system of your vehicle (essential when the temperature drops) and the charge of your battery to avoid non-starts on those cold mornings.

 

Our mechanics will also check the level of all the fluids like the anti-freeze, oil and transmission fluid. We can even add low viscosity oil to your vehicle, which remains fluid even below freezing and help keep your Ford running smooth. Our excellent service team at Fallon Ford Toyota can help make sure you’re ready for whatever winter brings!

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