The Padres, San Diego River Park Foundation, and Toyota of El Cajon Team Up!

Forester Creek and the San Diego River require attention in order to keep it clean and Toyota of El Cajon has graciously offered their time to do just that! The San Diego River Foundation, Padres Volunteer Team presented by Toyota and Toyota of El Cajon will be working together on June 6th to create a better quality of life for our community through the conservation of San Diego River’s 52 mile river ecological, cultural and recreational resources.San Diego River Park Foundation

Let’s help make a difference as Toyota of El Cajon partners with the San Diego Padres and The San Diego River Park Foundation! Saturday, June 6th, from 9AM-11AM we will be hosting a river clean up exclusively for Toyota of El Cajon/Toyota Certified Center of Santee employees, friends, and family!

Simply visit www.padres.com/volunteer and during the registration process be sure to choose Toyota of El Cajon as your group. If you have any questions or would like assistance with registration, you may contact Dana Sterpe at 619-270-3095 or dsterpe@toyotaofelcajon.com.

We’ll see you there!

DESCRIPTION: Padres Volunteers from Toyota of El Cajon will help remove trash and debris from Forester Creek in Santee. This is a great activity for environmentally-conscious individuals interested in clean water and a clean habitat for the plants and animals that call San Diego’s creek and river system home.

DIRECTIONS: We will start from the Santee Public Works building at 9534 Via Zapador Santee, CA 92071. If you type the address into Google Maps or GPS (9534 Via Zapador Santee, CA 92071) it will bring you to the Santee Public Works Building. You will see signage indicating that this is the San Diego River Foundation CleanUp location. Simply find a place to park within that parking lot and look for the pop-up tents and check-in table! Map of Location:  http://goo.gl/maps/PxjrP

PARKING: Parking is free and readily available in the parking lot at the address provided.

ARRIVAL: Please check in with Allison near the Padres Volunteer Team and San Diego River Foundation set up tent. She will be there to welcome you and get you signed in.

ATTIRE: Please wear your Padres Volunteer Team T-shirt, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. No flip flops or open toed shoes are allowed for safety reasons. Unfortunately, volunteers may be turned away if not wearing closed toe shoes. Please also be sure to dress in clothes that can get a little dirty. Note: If this is your first event, you will pick up your tshirt upon check in.

MISC:  It is important to be prepared to spend time outside walking along the creek as be able to bend over to pick up trash as you see it! Have fun! We will have waivers available at the check in location, but if you prefer to complete in advance, please click on the download links and print below.

If you are 18 or older, please complete this waiver:http://sandiegoriver.org/docs/Get_Involved_Volunteer_and_Events_Calendar/VolunteerWaiver_Adult.pdf

If you are under 18 please have your parents or adult supervisor fill out this waiver, and bring it with you. http://sandiegoriver.org/docs/Get_Involved_Volunteer_and_Events_Calendar/VolunteerWaiver_Under18.pdf

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CONTACT: Please call 619-346-0002 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location
9534 Via Zapador Santee, 92071
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May is Bike Month. GO by BIKE!

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Join thousands of San Diegans and GO by BIKE for National Bike Month in May. With an average temperature of 71 degrees and more than 1,340 miles of bikeways, the San Diego region is one of the best places in the country for people to commute on two wheels.

Pledge to GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 15. Help the San Diego region log 25,000 miles – the equivalent of one trip around the world and one million calories burned! Log your Bike to Work Day trip in TripTracker at 511sd.com/iCommute to make sure you’re counted toward the goal. Every time you GO by BIKE and log your trips in May, you will be entered to win prizes, including a new bike!

Pledge to GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day, then roll into a pit stop on your way to work on Friday, May 15 to pick up a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt and snacks. We will be hosting a Pit stop and will be open from 6 to 9 a.m. Visit the Bike Month web page for a full list of pit stops.

Share how you GO by BIKE with @iCommuteSD on Facebook and Twitter or @SANDAGregion on Instagram before Bike to Work Day for your chance to win prizes, including a new bike! Then, share your Bike to Work Day experience by snapping a picture at a pit stop for an additional chance to win.

Don’t forget to share pictures of your time at our Pit Stop on our own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page!

Get ready to GO by BIKE with resources on the iCommute website, including the San Diego Regional Bike Map, bike safety and bike security guidelines, and tips on how to take your bike on public transit.

For more information on Bike Month 2015 activities, visit the Bike Month web page, or call 511 and say “iCommute.”

Celebrating El Cajon’s Tax Rollback!

Today, April 15th, we celebrated alongside Mayor Bill Wells (El Cajon), Jill Kobe (Parkway Plaza GM), Eric Lund (East County Chamber of Commerce GM), Chris George (Valley of Cars Dealers Association President) and the El Cajon community in celebration of the half percent tax cut made in El Cajon!

El Cajon has become the only city in the state of California to cut taxes in 2015 while 45 other cities have implemented a tax increase or renewed their existing tax rate.

Taxes were originally increased to improve safety facilities such as police stations and fire departments. With goals being met through the tax increase, El Cajon has implemented a tax rollback. Reducing taxes from 9.0 percent to 8.5 percent will create a savings of $8.6 million to El Cajon residents which was demonstrated by a giant check made out to The Citizens of El Cajon.

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Mayor Bill Wells addressing the El Cajon community.

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Mayor Bill Wells and Parkway Plaza’s GM, Jill Kobe, presenting giant check.

Toyota is going to the Olympics!

 

We are excited to be part of the Toyota Motor Corporation and their exciting new sponsorship agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become part of The Olympic Partner program!

This program is effective immediately in Japan, will expand globally in 2017, and will run through the end of 2024.

Toyoda commented on the new sponsorship agreement: “We will do everything possible to fulfill our new role in The Olympic Partner program, and justify the trust the IOC has placed in us. The addition of a mobility category to the TOP Partner field is an important recognition for our entire industry. Under this Olympic flag, let us today reaffirm the power of sports to bring people together. And let us dedicate ourselves to creating a better world by promoting sports in the Olympic spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.”

For even more information click here!

OurLove.Org

We, at Toyota of El Cajon, pride ourselves on what we give back to the community. As a family owned and operated dealership we strive for a future that our children can be proud to live in.

Aside from what we try to accomplish as a dealership, we have many associates that share our passion for a better future. Our Internet Assistant, Brandi Martin, has created her own non-profit to help the hungry people that fill our streets in San Diego. Brandi had a goal this past Thanksgiving to feed 100 hungry people in San Diego.

Equipped with her own kitchen, food donations, and the help of a handful of friends and family, Brandi exceeded her goal and fed well over 100 of the homeless and hungry in San Diego. OurLove.Org is dedicated “to provide our community with resources needed for everyday survival. [They] want to be the bridge between people in need and those who are inspired to help.”

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If you would like to be a part of Brandi’s cause, feel free to contact her at 619­-414­-0934. OurLove.Org is currently under construction so calling her direct is the best way to get involved.

Please share her story and help OurLove.Org grow!

New Owner Event – October 2014

Every few months we invite all of you to come out and celebrate your new Toyotas with us! The whole family is always welcome and, this time around, we had an amazing turnout.
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We started the party with a catered dinner hosted by On The Border. As always, their service and food was phenomenal! With more than enough grub to go around, everyone was stuffed and more than satisfied with the portions offered to us by On The Border.

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Immediately following dinner, everyone gets a tour of the facility to walk off some of that Mexican food. All of our visitors get to learn all there is to know about their new vehicles and the awesome incentives we offer to help keep up on their Toyota’s maintenance. We even gave everyone a $15 gift card to spend in our retail department!

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Our New Owner Event wouldn’t be complete without a few giveaways! From water bottles to DVD players, we have some fun stuff for everyone to take home and enjoy!

Don’t want to miss our next event?

Contact Melissa McMurtry for more information and to RSVP to our next New Owner Event!
Phone: 619-270-3197
Email: mmcmurtry@toyotaofelcajon.com

Bonus Video! Watch as we quickly shuffle through our entire facility!

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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(L) Jeremy Cadwell – Toyota Service Director (R) Steve Becvar – ALS Executive Director

 

A couple of weeks ago, Toyota of El Cajon was challenged by Steve Becvar, Executive Director of the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter, to participate in The Ice Bucket Challenge! In addition to our staff enjoying the refreshing ice water on an exceptionally hot San Diego day, we have also made a donation to the ALS Association.


If you’d like to make a donation as well, you can do so by clicking HERE.

Helping Teens Hit the Road Safely!

Earning a driver’s license is a big step for your teen and for you. Its a time for new adventures and a spirit of freedom and it also a time for increased responsibility, and trust on both sides. Toyota provides families with tools to help keep their teen safe on the road. Arrive In Style is a campaign with Teen Vogue to promote safe driving among teenage girls. Toyota conducted a study, with the University of Michigan and it shows a significant correlation between parent and teen driving behaviors. Here are a few of the findings;

  • What Teens Think Their Parents Do Behind the Wheel Matters More Than What Parents Say They Do:   What teensthink  their parents do while driving has a greater impact on the teens’ behavior than what parents actually report they do.
    • If a teen thinks that his or her parent looks for something in the vehicle while driving, the teen is four times (4.1) more likely to also look for something while driving (as compared to if the teen does not think their parent does this at all).
    • If a teen’s parent reports looking for something in the vehicle while driving, the teen is two times (2.2) more likely to do the same (as compared to if the parent does not report this behavior at all).
    • If a teen thinks that his or her parent eats or drinks while driving, the teen is three times (3.4) more likely to likely to do the same (as compared to if the teen does not think their parent does this at all).
    • If a teen’s parent reports eating or drinking while driving, the teen is two times (2.2) more likely to do the same (as compared to if the parent does not report this behavior at all).
    • If a teen thinks that his or her parent deals with passenger issues while driving (interacts with passengers regarding requests, concerns and conflicts), the teen is five times (4.7) more likely to do so themselves (as compared to if the teen does not think their parent does this at all).
    • If a teen’s parent reports dealing with passenger issues while driving, the teen is two times (1.7) more likely to do the same (as compared to if the parent does not report this behavior at all).

To take a deeper look at the findings, click here. When it comes to your teen’s driving, you aren’t just a disciplinarian; you are a partner, mentor and role model. With the right information and plenty of parental involvement, you can both breathe easier when your teen takes the wheel.

Take the Pledge to be safe and have the chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of Teen Vogue! 

To join the movement and take the pledge visit the Arrive in Style site.