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What to Do Next After Driving Home in Your New Toyota

Posted at Fri, Aug 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Few things are as satisfying as driving home in the brand new Toyota of your dreams. Of course, the entire process of buying a new car, from start to finish, is fulfilling – but that doesn’t mean it has to end after you drive off the Westbury Toyota lot. You can keep your sense of satisfaction going strong by doing a number of things to ensure your car, your safety, and your driving experience are the best they can be as you take to the streets of Westbury and Long Island.

With this in mind, your fellow car gurus here at Westbury Toyota would like to take a moment and offer up a few simple tips and tricks that are sure to help you get the most out of your time spent behind the wheel of your exciting new Toyota car, truck, or sport utility vehicle (SUV). Once you've combed over these suggestions and ideas, there will be absolutely nothing that can stand between you and the ability to enjoy all of the exciting perks and benefits that come with owning a brand new Toyota.

Spend Some Time Getting to Know Your Vehicle

It’s important that you truly feel safe and competent behind the wheel, so make it a point to try and become familiar with all of the ins and outs of your new vehicle. As far as the best way to go about this process, that's actually quite simple: Just drive! As Christian Wardlaw points out via The New York Daily News, today's new cars are chocked full of great tech additions, including in-car WiFi and bird's eye camera views, so the more hours you spend driving the more attuned you'll become to all of the amazing safety and performance inclusions that can be found within the latest Toyotas to earn a spot on our showroom floor.

The newer the car, the more technologically advanced it will be.
– Christian Wardlaw, The New York Daily News

It’s also important to spend the time needed to get everything in the interior just right. This includes seemingly simple adjustments like making sure your seat is comfy and properly adjusted to your unique body style and tweaking the sound system so that it's ready to blast your favorite road trip tune. You want the interior of your ride to be a stress-free environment, so taking the time to get acclimated with the feature-rich interior experience provided by Toyota now ensures that you derive the maximum possible amount of enjoyment from your car later on down the road.

Show Off Your New Ride

You just drove home in an outstanding new Toyota, so show it off with pride! From inviting your friends out for a little road trip (we suggest taking them to the Custer Observatory in Southold for a breathtaking evening of stargazing or heading over to Montauk to enjoy a day or two at the beach) to grabbing your family and partaking in a nice dinner at The Capital Grille, there is no shortage of places to go here in Long Island as you break in that brand new Toyota sitting in your front driveway.

The best part about unleashing your inner social butterfly as you get behind the wheel of your new Camry, RAV4, or whichever other member of the latest Toyota model family that caught your eye? You’ll love this car even more when everyone in your life loves it too. In fact, if your new wheels are a huge hit in your social circle, you might even find yourself taking the reins as the designated driver every time you and your friends and family take to the streets of Westbury.

Create a Safety Kit

Example emergency roadside kit for your new Toyota from Westbury Toyota.>
	While there's no denying that quality and performance are always at a premium in a new Toyota car, truck, or SUV, the fact of the matter is that it’s never a bad idea to be prepared in case the worst comes your way. Even with all of the safety features that come standard in your new Toyota protecting you, things like inclement weather, distracted drivers, and other road hazards can catch you unaware. To keep you prepared should the unexpected pop up on the road ahead of you, Russ Heaps over at Bankrate suggests adding <a target=a simple safety kit to your new car, which can include:

  • Basic first aid supplies
  • Energy bars or other foods that won’t spoil
  • Bottled water
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Blankets and/or an extra change of clothes
  • Road maps of the local Westbury area
  • Foam tire sealant
  • Duct tape
  • Rain ponchos
  • Jumper cables
  • Cat litter (helps your Toyota's wheels gain traction when trying to work through snow and other road hazards)

Naturally, these options are merely suggestions and you can add whatever other items you think are a good idea. This way, in the event that there’s an accident or you wind up lost or stranded, you'll have all the tools you need to stay safe and moving forward again on the roads of Westbury and Long Island in no time.

Make It Your Own

Finally, why not hang onto the excitement of owning a new Toyota for as long as you can by customizing this vehicle in whichever way suits you? From adding in floor mats that show off your love for the Giants, Jets, Mets, or any of the other great sports teams here in New York to getting that custom vanity license plate from the department of motor vehicles (DMV) that you always wanted, there is no shortage of ways to add a bit of your personality – and a little extra flair – into your time spent as an owner of a great new Toyota vehicle.

Naturally, this is a lot of info to digest in one sitting. However, the team here at Westbury Toyota is confident that after covering everything we've presented here, you'll have all the tools and insight you need to truly get the most enjoyment out of this exciting new purchase – and to ensure that you continue to make the most of your time spent behind the wheel of your new Toyota for years to come.

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