The Dick Dyer Toyota Difference

 

Dick Dyer Toyota StorefrontAs much as we might try to avoid it, there are tons of choices for car dealers and service centers in the greater Columbia area. More than ever, drivers are presented with endless possibilities for their car buying and maintenance needs. So why choose Dick Dyer Toyota out of all the options out there? Well, simply put, we’re different.

How are we different you ask? For starters, our motto is “Your Satisfaction is Our Number One Priority.” But with us, this slogan is more than a sales pitch to get people in the door; it is actually the motivation behind everything we do.

From our sales process to our special programs to our facilities, everything is done with the customer in mind. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out some of the amenities and offers you will find at Dick Dyer Toyota that make all the difference to the drivers of Columbia:

Dick Dyer Toyota Inventory LotOur Inventory

For the past three years, Dick Dyer Toyota has been the number #1 Volume Toyota Dealer in all of the Columbia Metro Area, based on total retails sale of new Toyotas (as defined by R.L. Polk per SET). That means we have the largest selection of new Toyota cars in town!

In addition, we have a huge used car department, specializing in new trucks. More than that, we offer used car sales every month as well as a selection of used cars under $10,000.

Our Lifetime Nationwide Warranty

Sure, other dealers might offer extended OEM warranties, but are they valid for the life of the car? Or anywhere across the nation? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

Dick Dyer Toyota’s exclusive Nationwide Lifetime Warranty duplicates the Factory Powertrain Warranty for as long as you own the vehicle – unlimited miles, unlimited time. In addition, this warranty is valid at any licensed repair shop in the US.

Oh, and did we mention it’s free? That’s right, you will receive the Nationwide Lifetime Warranty free with the purchase of every new Toyota and select used vehicles.

Our $1,000 Advantage

In addition to our Lifetime Warranty, every new Toyota car comes with our $1,000 Advantage. This extra value plan comes with tons of perks, including roadside assistance and towing for the first 2-years or 25,000 miles, 30% off your first 30,000 mile service, a full detail in the first year of ownership, tire rotations for as long as you own the vehicle, free car washes at every service, 10% off accessories, rental car discounts, touch-up paint service, and more!

Dick Dyer Toyota Customer LoungeOur Facilities

When you bring your car in for service at Dick Dyer Toyota, you get to experience our state of the art and newly renovated customer lounge. Our spacious lounge area features flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, new chairs, a children’s play area, pet-friendly policies, and a café with free coffee and popcorn. You may want to hang around here even after your car is ready!

As you can see, Dick Dyer Toyota is dedicated to delivering the best car buying experience possible for our valued customers. Visit our website at http://dickdyertoyota.com or come to our showroom to see everything we have to offer the Columbia area.

Toyota Express Maintenance

Express MainenanceWhen it comes to servicing your car, there are a lot of places out there to choose from: the mom and pop shops, the chains, and of course, the dealerships. So where do you choose to go?

Most of the time, the choice comes down to your time and money. You compare prices and see how long it will take for your service to be completed. In the end, the place with the lowest price and shortest wait time is probably going to be the winner.

Toyota Express Maintenance

Well, we here at Dick Dyer Toyota understand that, which is why we are happy to now offer Toyota Express Maintenance.

Firstly, let’s talk money. All Toyota Express Maintenance services are competitively priced to fit into your budget. Routine maintenance is extremely important for keeping your car in proper working condition and Express Maintenance makes these routine services affordable for you.

Next, let’s tackle time. Dealership service departments might not be known for their quick turnaround time but with Toyota Express Maintenance, we will be! The name says it all: Express Maintenance is fast so that you can get your car back in order in the least amount of time possible.

And if that’s not enough, we’ve got another leg up on the competition. With Express Maintenance, all work will be completed by Toyota Factory-Trained technicians who only use Toyota Genuine Parts to ensure quality and reliability. That’s something the shop on the corner can’t say!

There are a variety of services that can be completed through Toyota Express Maintenance, including oil and filter changes, brake inspections, tire rotations, fluid inspections and replacements, and multi-point inspections.

Visit the Dick Dyer Toyota website for more information about Toyota Express Maintenance and to schedule your next service appointment! And don’t forget the Dick Dyer Toyota Service Department offers free Wi-Fi, a Children’s play room, popcorn, and a café!

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

We’ve all heard about how dangerous it can be to drive while distracted, especially since the era of cell phones, texting, and always-on-hand apps. But what about other types of distracted driving? Did you that simple tasks like messing with your radio or sorting through your purse can also pose a threat to your safety and the safety of others on the road?

Toyota Driving Expectations along with “Drive it Home.org” have put together this informational video to show the potential danger that simple tasks have on driving. Check out these real teenagers and parents as they navigate through the Distracted Driving Course:

Dick Dyer Toyota March Madness Bracket Challenge

Dick Dyer March MadnessMarch is here and that means one thing: March Madness! It’s time to foster those old college rivalries, root for the underdog, or follow the team slated to win.

Whether you are an avid college basketball fan or hardly ever watch the games, chances are you will be filling out an NCAA bracket anyway – everyone does it! From office pools to heated bets with your friends, there is nothing better than a good old March Madness Bracket Challenge.

We at Dick Dyer Toyota want to get in on the action too! That’s why we are holding our own March Madness Bracket Challenge!

All you have to do is complete your NCAA bracket and email it to us. Then, watch your favorite teams, wear your lucky t-shirt, and hope that your bracket is the best! The person who submits the best bracket will win a $250 prepaid credit card! What have you got to lose when you have all that cash to win!

To learn more about the contest, where to email your bracket, and the submission deadline, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DickDyerToyota and click our March Madness tab!

Dick Dyer Toyota is excited to get in the game and reward you for your college basketball expertise – Good Luck!

All-New 2013 Toyota RAV4 Has Arrived

2013 Toyota RAV4Toyota is making sure that 2013 is a year to remember: first the all new Avalon and now the RAV4. Entering the market as a fourth-generation compact crossover, the 2013 RAV4 features a completely new and more modern exterior and tons of new features. It’s like a totally new car.

Revealed at the LA Auto Show a little over a month ago, the 2013 Toyota RAV4 has now arrived at dealerships and can be found in Columbia SC at Dick Dyer Toyota. Just by looking at it, you can see the contemporary styling and flawless design. Not only does it look good, it is also more aerodynamic than its predecessors.

2013 Toyota RAV4 Interior

Take a look at the backend and you will be surprised by the RAV4’s new liftgate. Forget the side-mounted door; this crossover now has a power liftgate that makes it easier than ever to load and unload cargo. And that bulky spare tire? It’s been relocated and is now situated under the cargo area.

Some other standards: a class-leading 8 airbags, French-stitched leather seats, display audio with Entune, a dynamic dashboard with convenient, user-friendly features, and push-button start.

Check out these videos to see the all-new RAV4’s reveal and see some of its awesome features in action:

 

Dick Dyer Toyota Hosts Food Drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank

Dick Dyer Toyota Food DriveWith Thanksgiving last week and the holiday season approaching, Dick Dyer Toyota wants to do its part for the needy of Columbia, offering a helping hand to the members of their local community. What better way to help out than by aiding one of the biggest food banks in all of Columbia.

Beginning December 1, Dick Dyer Toyota will be a collection center for canned food and dried goods that will benefit the Harvest Hope Food Bank. They will have a Toyota Tundra Double Cab in the showroom which will serve as the container for all donations; simply put your donations right in the truck bed.

But Dick Dyer Toyota’s generosity does not stop there. They are also offering $5 off any service for each donation. So why not bring a canned good with you next time you go to the dealership for service? You will get $5 off instantly.

Dick Dyer Toyota chose an exceptional food bank to support. Harvest Hope Food Bank feeds people from 20 counties, works with the non-profit Feeding America, and fed almost 2 million needy people last year alone. In addition, Harvest Hope provides hunger relief to people affected by emergencies in Columbia. They truly are a staple in the community.

So come on by Dick Dyer Toyota to donate to Harvest Hope and to get $5 off your service. Give back this holiday season with Dick Dyer Toyota!

Toyotathon in Columbia SC

Toyotathon It is the most exciting time of the year! No, we are not talking about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Christmas. We’re talking about Toyotathon! Toyota’s biggest sale event has begun and is underway in Columbia, South Carolina at Dick Dyer Toyota.

Looking to buy or lease a new Toyota? Well now is the time. Dick Dyer Toyota is offering tons of lease and purchase specials during Toyotathon, including low lease and APR rates.

Here are some of the specials you will be able to take advantage of:

  • Avalon: Lease for $349 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 60 months
  • Camry: Lease for $199 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 60 months
  • Camry Hybrid: Lease for $249 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 48 months
  • Corolla: Lease for $159 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 48 months
  • Prius: Lease for $219 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 48 months
  • Prius v: Lease for $279 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 36 months
  • Venza: Lease for $279 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 36 months
  • Highlander: Lease for $279 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 48 months
  • RAV4: Lease for $189 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 60 months
  • Sienna: Lease for $269 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 48 months
  • Tacoma: Lease for $239 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 36 months
  • Tundra: Lease for $329 a month or purchase for 0% APR for 48 months

These awesome deals won’t last forever so make sure to stop by Dick Dyer Toyota before January 1! You can find out more about these sales by visiting the Dick Dyer Toyota website, calling them at 803-786-4111, or by completing a contact us form.

September Events and Festivals in Columbia SC

We at Dick Dyer Toyota love being located in Columbia, South Carolina and enjoy everything that this famously hot city has to offer. From festivals to events, concerts to restaurants, there are tons of things to see and do in Columbia.

With September kicking off last Saturday, Dick Dyer Toyota is happy to present you with some great things to take part in during the month of September:

  • Jazz Under the Stars Jazzfest: Sept. 7-8 at the South Carolina  State House
  • Columbia Greek Festival: Sept. 13-16 at the corner of Sumter and Calhoun St.
  • Irmo Okra Strut: Sept. 28-29 at   Irmo Town Park
  • Midlands Plant and Flower Festival: Sept. 28-30 at the South Carolina State Farmers Market
  • Riverbanks Zoofari: Sept. 28 at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • 5th Annual Viva La Vista: Sept. 29  at Conagree Vista

Come on out to Columbia this September for these great events!

Toyota Nationwide Clearance Event

The Toyota Nationwide Clearance Event is here! But the low prices aren’t the only way to cash in during this sale. Toyota is also presenting an opportunity to win a debit card worth up to $250!

In order to qualify for this prize, simply go to the Toyota Nationwide Clearance webpage and answer their daily clues. Each day a new clue will be posted. You can log into your social network of choice to play: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Yahoo, or Windows Live.

In addition, players must purchase a new Toyota during the Nationwide Clearance Event. The purchase in conjunction with the clues will leads to a slew of prizes, including the $250 debit card!

Be sure to visit http://www.toyota.com/nationwide/ to find out more. Buy your new Toyota at Dick Dyer Toyota during the Nationwide Clearance Event!

Used Cars at Dick Dyer Toyota

Dick Dyer Toyota has an extensive selection of used cars and trucks available for purchase at its Columbia dealership. Whether you are looking for a used Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Camry, or other used make or model, Dick Dyer Toyota has it!

Used car prices start at an amazing $3,988. In addition to these low prices, Dick Dyer Toyota also offers finance rates as low as 1.9%. This makes it affordable and easy to purchase the used car of your choice.

Dick Dyer Toyota has over 100 used vehicles in stock, including Toyota, Scion, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Mazda, and Acura models.

And don’t forget about the Dick Dyer Lifetime Warranty which comes with select used models. This warranty is valid nationwide for the life of the vehicle at no additional cost to the customer. No matter how many miles are on the car or how long you have owned it, the warranty is still good! The Lifetime Warranty covers engine, transmission, transaxle, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive systems.

Come on down to Dick Dyer Toyota to get a great used car! You can also view the complete inventory on their website.