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Chicago, IL 60636

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How and Why to Check Your Tire Tread Depth

Why should you check your tire tread depth? Because when you've got worn tires, the difference in traction over slippery roads is dramatic.

On a wet road, it can take 10 additional car lengths to stop from highway speeds if your tread is worn to 2/32 inch as compared with fresh tires with 10/32 inch tread.

The difference is because of the way the channels in your tread move water out of the way, allowing more rubber to meet the road. When that water can't all be channeled away because the tread is too shallow, your…

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Another Fuel for the Toyota Mirai

Didn't we tell you the Toyota Mirai can use almost anything for fuel? We can now add water to the list of things you can extract hydrogen from.

In fact, we're hedging our bets on water electrolysis being the primary source of sustainable hydrogen in the future. Sure, using cow manure is a great way to take advantage of a waste product, but there are many more steps, and the process is much more complicated.

In electrolysis, all you need is water, electrolytes to help a current conduct through the water, and an electric current to pass from…

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The Toyota Prius Isn't Just Green, it's Reliable Too

Bob Old bought a Toyota Prius back in 2004. He's still driving that Prius today.

Old was looking for a vehicle that would be able to drive long distances. The Prius was a brilliant choice, because its improved gas mileage means fewer stops for fill-ups on long trips.

He bought a Toyota hoping for a car that would be reliable and last a long time before he needed to replace it. His other vehicles never made it long past the 200,000 miles mark.

His Prius has just hit 435,000 miles, and is still going strong.

How does…

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Reviews Are In: The 2016 Tacoma Lives Up to Reputation

A decade is a lifetime in the automotive world, but that's how long the second generation Toyota Tacoma has been on the market. Believe it or not, in that time, the pickup has been the standard bearer of the midsize truck segment for that entire time, even outselling models from newer, more technologically advanced competition.

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Más Que Un Auto Contest Winners Rick and his 4Runner

Don't miss the story of Rick and his Toyota 4Runner named "Skullcap"-- the winners of the Más Que Un Auto contest.

Toyota asked you to send in your ideas for the perfect commercial to show off you and your Toyota. The judging is in, and Rick's story has emerged victorious.

Rick and his loyal Toyota 4Runner, Skullcap, are camping in the woods. Suddenly, there's a noise. When they go to investigate…

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The summer season sensibilities of the Toyota Avalon

If you're looking for a new pride and joy in your life, the Toyota Avalon at Toyota on Western can fill that void. Not only is it a sumptuous full-size sedan that offers incredible luxury for the price, it boasts several seasonal comforts that will help you beat the heat in style this summer. Here's a few great features we had in mind:

Standard dual-zone climate control: Climate control with rear seat vents…

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Toyota Service Centers Get the Job Done Right

When your Toyota is in need of service, it's important to bring it to a Toyota service center so you know the job is done right. The people in the video below learned that the hard way. Take a look.

Here at Toyota on Western we think it's safe to say that these guys won't be asking just anyone to fix things for them anymore. That shoddy electric job showed them how…

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What Can't the Toyota Mirai Use For Fuel?

The great thing about hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is that hydrogen can come from a variety of sources. Grass, water, and yes, even bullsh*t.

The process of turning poo into fuel is relatively simple. First, collect the manure. Add it to a digester pond where bacteria go to work decomposing it, while releasing gases. Collect those gases, purify them into methane, then steam them to separate the hydrogen gas from CO2.

The result…

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The Toyota Hybrid Lineup Keeps Growing

The new Toyota lineup in Chicago, IL has never been hurting for availability of hybrids; the Toyota Prius has been around for over a decade and its family tree is ever-growing. But, the lineup has been lacking a bit in variety. Until very recently, drivers could choose only from the iconic hatchback selection, a sedan, or the rather large Highlander Hybrid.

However, all that was fated to change, at the 2015 New York Auto Show…

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