Toyota of Orlando is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, and quality Orlando Toyota vehicles to our valued Central Florida customers. At our Toyota dealership in Central Florida, you’re not just a customer or number – you’re family! When you leave your friendly Orlando Toyota dealer, we want you to have the best driving experience possible, which is why we like to spread the knowledge we accumulate about maximizing your vehicle’s performance and operating it safely (after all, safety is one of Toyota’s top research focuses!).
If you haven’t seen Toyota of Orlando’s recent blog on properly installing and operating child safety seats in Orlando, you’ll want to take a look at it – it’s chock full of information on ensuring that your infant or toddler is securely in their car seat (and that the seat itself is properly used). However, at our Orlando Toyota dealership we know that kids outgrow car seats, and you still need to be aware of certain elements in order to ensure that they’re as safe as possible!
Safety Tips for Orlando Toyota Truck Drivers
First, let’s talk about pickup trucks. As you know, Toyota of Orlando offers a great selection of new Toyota in Central Florida, including the Orlando Toyota Tacoma and Tundra. These versatile Toyota trucks can be purchased with larger cabs to safely seat the entire family, because no one should ever ride in the cab of a pickup truck – child or adult. Riding in the back of a truck severely ups the risk of being thrown from the car, and cargo covers don’t help the situation. Additionally. you run the risk of exposing passengers in the truck bed to harmful carbon monoxide fumes when they’re under a cargo cover. If a Orlando Toyota Tacoma or Toyota Tundra in Central Florida is the vehicle you want, and you want to provide your family with a safe driving experience, consider the larger models so that everyone can be seated securely with a seatbelt!
Additionally, Toyota of Orlando wants you to be aware that children under the age of 12 shouldn’t ride in the front seat – they should be securely seated in a front-facing rear seat to avoid being injured by airbags. If you’re using a child safety seat, be aware that you should never put it in the front of your Orlando Toyota vehicle. You can disable the airbags – check your owner’s manual or ask one of our service specialists how – but then you run the risk of not having airbags when you have an adult passenger riding in the front!
Stay safe in the heat with Toyota of Orlando’s tips
Central Florida summers can be steamy, so you have to be aware of the temperature to avoid heat-related safety issues! Toyota of Orlando recommends teaching your kids not to play around or in cars – that way they can’t become trapped in an empty car. Additionally, you should never leave your child in an unattended vehicle, not even for a second. Always lock your car doors and your trunk, and ask your Toyota dealer in Central Florida about a trap-resistant trunk release for your vehicle! Further, you may want to consider investing in a sunshade to protect passengers from the heat while driving. If your child ever gets trapped in a locked car, immediately dial 911 or your local emergency number. If you have Toyota’s Safety Connect Services on your Orlando Toyota, then you can call them for remote unlock services. Bottom line? Don’t wait!
We’ll have more safety tips to come – Toyota of Orlando considers our loyal Toyota drivers in Central Florida to be customers for life. If you have any questions regarding your new Orlando Toyota purchase and safety features included, feel free to give us a call! We can be reached at (888) 725-3520. Also, check out our great line of new Toyota models in Central Florida – all are equipped with Toyota’s renowned Star Safety System, and offer additional and optional safety elements to ensure you have the safest driving experience possible! Additionally, don’t forget to check out our great selection of used cars in Orlando. We’re located at 3575 Vineland Rd. in Orlando!