Toyota Tops the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Dependability Study

According to J.D. Power and Associates, Toyota is the most dependable non-premium nameplate.  During this year’s Dependability Study, the motor company tied for third overall and improved by 18 fewer problems out of 100, compared to last year.

Every year, J.D. Power and Associates completes a Dependability Study of new vehicles that have been driven for three years.  Drivers are asked to report problems they have had in the last 12 months with their three-year-old vehicle.  Their responses are then used to determine which vehicles are the most dependable.

A total of eight Toyota vehicles were among the top three most dependable vehicles in their segments.  These vehicles include the Yaris, Prius, Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, Avalon, and Tundra.  In addition, the Yaris, Prius, and Tundra were ranked number one in their segment.

So come to Dick Dyer Toyota to get your highly dependable car today!

Toyota Creates Safety Documentary, “Life Behind the Wheel”

In a nationwide effort to decrease car fatalities and accidents, Toyota is partnering with Discovery Channel and Discovery Education to create an informative documentary, “Life Behind the Wheel.”

Some shocking statistics show that most accidents can be easily prevented. For example, 70% of all child car seats are improperly installed in the U.S. and a driver is 8 to 23 times more likely to crash when they text and drive at the same time.  Toyota hopes to reduce these statistics with their new documentary.

“Life Behind the Wheel” gives real solutions to driving dangers and educates drivers on ways to increase their safety on the road.  Some of these solutions will include education on proper car seat installation, how to monitor teen driving habits, and challenges that older drivers face.

This informative documentary will air Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8 AM.  Drivers can also download the video for free at or on iTunes.