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Toyota Tacoma Long Island Trucks Powerful and Highly Capable

Toyota Tacoma Long Island buyers will find the interior as well as exterior to be the same for the current model, but there are few minor changes worth noting.

There are three trims available from which Toyota Tacoma Long Island customers may choose: Base, X-Runner and Pre-Runner. The X-Runner and Pre-Runner are more powerful and have more features than the regular trim.

The base trim has an engine of 2.7L with 159-horsepower and is 4-cylinder. The other engine is available only in X-Runner and Pre-Runner, which is a 4.0-liter V6 that can generate up to 236 horsepower. All trims may be configured for rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. There are two transmissions available: 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmission.

The body styles of Toyota Tacoma Long Island vehicles are regular cab, access cab (extended) and double cab (with four doors). A 6-foot bed with liner is available as standard while a comparatively shorter 5-foot bed can also be chosen and is available as an option. The Tacoma can tow a load of up to 3,500 pounds (standard trim). But some other models, such as the double cab with V6 engine can haul up to 6,500 pounds.

All Toyota Tacoma Long Island shoppers will appreciate the standard safety features. They include stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist system and electronic brake force distribution. They have air bags both for the driver and the front seat passenger. Seat-mounted and curtain air bags, active headrests and tire pressure monitoring are also some of the standard features.

The Tacoma also has a CD player with a very good sound system. In higher trims like the Access Cab, buyers will also get power windows and locks, extra speakers and few other features. The Double Cab has additional features like heater ducts and 60/40 split rear bench.

On top of all the standard features, Toyota Tacoma Long Island customers will appreciate a starting price that’s low in comparison to other trucks sold and still provides ample, towing, hauling and off-road capabilities.


For more information about the Toyota Tacoma, visit http://www.atlantic-toyota-huntington.com/ or call 888-287-0226.


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Why Do You Plug In Diesel Trucks?

Winter time is here and along with the beautiful snow comes frigid temperatures, temperatures low enough to do damage to vehicles or create a problem when starting them up.  Diesel engines have a harder time starting in the cold than gasoline engines, because Diesel fuel has a different composition.  Diesel fuel will gel when sprayed into the combustion chamber if not properly heated.

The cord that you may notice from Diesel vehicles is called a block heater.  The block heater keeps the combustion chamber and glow plugs at a temperature that is conducive to igniting the fuel.  Otherwise the gelled diesel fuel will cause the engine not to start or cause damage to the cylinder heads.

Typically the need for smaller diesel vehicles to be plugged in is lower than massive diesel engines like those found in garbage trucks.  Additives are already in the Diesel fuel during the winter months, which treat the Diesel fuel to keep it from gelling.  Larger vehicles typically need that extra layer of protection, by being plugged in, for reliability and to protect the investment.

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Cheap Gas Means Big Trucks Again?

I’m sure you’ve probably noticed by now that gas prices have dropped back down to under two dollars a gallon.  That’s 50% lower than they were this summer at their peak.  The reasons for the high and low gas prices are somewhat complicated, but at the same time they’re pretty simple.  Because our economy hit a recession before the rest of the world did, our dollar value was very weak compared to other currencies such as the euro.  The difference in currency value meant that gas prices in Europe didn’t actually change that much last year, but since our dollar value dropped dramatically the price of gas skyrocketed.  Now that the rest of the world’s economies are hurting like ours, gas prices go back to normal because our dollar value relative to other currency values has increased.

All this is interesting, but you really have to wonder what the end result of cheap gas once again will be.  Will people go back to buying their Hummer H2’s?  I’m not really sure.  One thing I do know is that people have a short memory.  Sure, gas prices were high, not so long ago, but when used see that big truck next time you’re buying a vehicle and gas prices are cheap, are you going to remember the four dollar gas? My guess is most people won’t.

Recently Google released some of their yearly keyword trend data, and there is a fascinating trend.  As gas prices skyrocketed people’s interest in hybrid vehicles and alternative fuels increased with it.  Now that gas prices have gone back down, interest in hybrid cars has gone down as well.  Coincidence? I doubt it.

It would be better for every one if people stopped buying these huge trucks just to drive around town.  It’s always fascinating to drive to the richer part of town to see soccer moms driving Cadillac Escalade’s just to go shopping at the grocery store.  Why on earth does anyone need an eight passenger vehicle just to go get groceries? Couldn’t they just have a small vehicle that they run around town in?

Gas prices are going to go back up.  It’s only a matter of time. Next time they hit four dollars a gallon, will we be ready? It’s hard to say but one thing is for sure, we’ve been warned.

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