Red Cross CPR Training San Diego

Driving a car, operating a forklift, selling real estate, riding a motorcycle, owning a business and flying a plane all require you to have some form of license or certification while all of these activities allow you to earn a living or enjoy a hobby none of them will help you save a life.

Being certified in CPR can help you save a life of a friend, co-worker, relative, spouse or the perfect stranger.


  • 70% of Americans don’t know how to perform CPR
  • 88% of cardiac arrest occur at home
  • 326,000 cardiac arrest occur annually
  • Only 32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander
  • Four our of five cardiac arrests happen at home
  • Effective CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.


Toyota of El Cajon has partnered with the San Diego Red Cross and is offering classes in CPR and First Aid.  Once a month at our Toyota of El Cajon dealership located in El Cajon California at 965 Arnele Ave you can take a hands-on class that is taught by a Red Cross CPR Instructor.  Students that complete the class will be given CPR Certification from the American Red Cross.  For more details watch our video CPR Training.

Navigation System 2015 Prius

The Navigation System in the 2015 Prius is like most technological gadgets, you must use it to figure it out.  Some of us are a little hesitate to sink our teeth into a gadget that beeps and chimes.

Prius Navigation

There are few of us that can find our way around a city without GPS, gone are the days of the Rand McNally map book that you kept in your car.  Getting  accurate directions from a stranger is a thing of the past. Many of you would not understand map coordinates or latitude or longitude.


If you were ever in Scouts reading a map was required to advance in rank. To a youth becoming an Eagle Scout was the ultimate, it was better than getting stars on your forehead in Catholic school.

Satellite technology has changed the world that we live in and for the geographically challenged individual it’s given them direction.

Navigation is one of the most popular options when purchasing a new car. The Navigation system of today is like the air conditioning option of yesterday, you must have it.

The Navigation system in the 2015 Toyota Prius is a very easy system to use, Toyota of El Cajon has produced a video that shows you the basics of the 2015 Prius Navigation system please take a look at the video.

Written by Toyota of El Cajon


Toyota Prius Reliability

The Toyota Prius continues to rank high in reliability.  The Prius was first released in Japan in 1997, in 2000 the Prius was available worldwide.  Over 5 million Toyota Priuses have been sold worldwide,  making it the best-selling hybrid vehicle globally.  More than 2 million Priuses have been sold in the United States.  The Prius has been Japan’s best-selling car since 2009.

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It’s no secret that Americans have a long fascination with the internal combustion engine and many of us were reluctant to embrace the hybrid technology, but the Toyota Prius has set the standard and has been embraced by the public.  Whenever new technology reaches the masses there is a long list of skeptics that will wait a few years before purchasing, the Toyota Prius is now on the short list.

Using data from over 36,000 Toyota Prius hybrids, Consumer Reports has given the Toyota Prius high marks for reliability.  Prius owners also experience low ownership cost due to few repairs.

One of the questions that potential Prius buyers raised was the longevity of the battery, skeptics worried about the length of the battery life and its cost to replace it.

Prius battery

It is not uncommon to find Prius owners with over 200,000 miles on their cars, that are using the same original battery.  Many Prius-driving Taxi drivers have logged over 200,000 miles on their cars and reported no decline in vehicle performance.

Prius taxi

The Toyota Prius is now in its fourth generation model and has many happy customers throughout the world.  Toyota of El Cajon had the opportunity to profile one of our customers  Dana Stevens, who owns a 2006 Prius with  250,000 miles watch to her story.

The 2016 Prius has been redesigned for better aerodynamics and fuel efficiency and promises to raise the bar even higher for hybrid vehicles.  If you’re in the market for a reliable fuel-efficient car then test drive the Toyota Prius.

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Written by Toyota of El Cajon.





Toyota’s Kid Friendly Camatte57s Concept.

Toyota plans to debut their two new versions of the Camatte at the International Tokyo ImageShow this weekend. Both Versions: the Camatte57s and Camatte57s Sport feature detachable body panels and re-configurable pedals that children can operate while their parents Steer.

Both cars are all-electric “Camatte” is the Japanese for word for “care.” According to the automaker, it’s intended to signify both caring for others and caring for cars, while the lone ‘s’ at the end of each name stands for “touch,” and the number of body panels. corresponds to the number

Watch a team of Toyota engineers install body panels on a Camatte57s

Customer Reaches 500,000 Miles!

 Toyota of El Cajon’s customer Corky Patterson Reaches 500,000 miles in her

Image1992 Toyota Pick-up. 500,000 miles, is extremely unusual for a vehicle. While the material an engine is made out of, how well it’s built and how it’s driven all affect how long the engine will last, engine longevity usually comes down to one thing: maintenance.Image

Toyota of El Cajon spends on average $2k a year per technician on training and certifications. They receive training directly from the manufacturer, Toyota of El Cajon, and off-site classroom. They use the latest equipment and diagnostics.

Toyota of El Cajon’s technicians understand the nuances of combustion and what keeps a vehicle in peak operating shape.

The San Diego County Fair is back!

The San Diego County Fair is back and Toyota of El Cajon has 2 for 1 Adult Admission Tickets!


In 1880, a group of San Diegans organized an agricultural fair to bring county farmers together to share ideas, see who had the best citrus fruit, who baked the best pie, and who had the fastest horse. After that first fair, the county fair was held annually with a few exceptions in various county locations until 1936, when it moved to its present Del Mar home. During World War II, the Fair was suspended, but has taken place in Del Mar annually since 1946.

This year ‘Game on!’ is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair. The Fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games From card games to board games, video games to game shows, consoles to cell phones. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the fourth largest fair in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. 

The San Diego County Fair will open Saturday June 8 and continue through Thursday, July 4. The Fair is closed Mondays, except July 1. You can see all the major upcoming events at

Come pick up your 2 for 1 Tickets at the front desk Today!

Congratulations Graduates!

 ImageWay to go! All the hard work payed off. As our gift to you, Toyota, in partnership with Toyota Financial Services, is proud to offer a $500 rebate to help you buy or lease your next Toyota. Going on now until July 8,2013

If you’ve obtained a degree within the last two years, you may qualify for the Toyota College Graduate Finance Program, featuring a $500 rebate toward the purchase or lease of select new Toyota’s.

.  To qualify for the rebate, you’ll need to meet the following graduation, employment, insurance and credit criteria requirements.

  • Earn your degree. To take advantage of the program, you must meet one of the following:
  • Have graduated from an accredited four-year college, university, or registered nursing degree program during the last two years or graduate from such a school/program within the next six months
  • Have graduated from an accredited two-year college during the last two years
  • Be enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program or have received a degree from an accredited graduate program during the last two years
  • Have graduated during the last two years from the two-year Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) Program or any other two-year post secondary automotive program accredited by the NATEF
  • Have completed an electrician apprenticeship/certification program during the last two years through the NJATC and the IBEW
  • Get to work. At contract signing, show proof of present employment or future employment with a start date within 120 days of your purchase contract date. Note that TFS must deem your income sufficient to cover living expenses and vehicle payments.

Take advantage of our Toyota rebate, After all you deserve it!

The New 2014 4Runner

If you want a new style this Summer then the new 2014 4Runner is right for you. With its new redesign that has more of a rugged and aggressive appearance, it will immediately make you stand out.

The 2014 4Runner gImageoes on sale late summer 2013. It is available in three grades: a well equipped, value driven SR5; top of the line Limited, and Trail grade with maximum off-road capability.

It has a few changes to be excited about like a new front fascia that features a muscular front grille and forceful looking headlights. The headlamps have also changed from halogen to projector beam, with both the headlamps and redesigned rear combination lamps now featuring LED lamps.

It also has new advanced audio and connectivity features, which includes Toyota’s Entune multimedia system, an AM/FM/MP3 CD player with eight speakers, integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB port with iPod connectivity, and Bluetooth capability along with music streaming on the SR5 and Trail grade models. On the Limited grade it includes Entune multimedia system, JBL premium sound system with navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, HD Radio with iTunes and 15 speakers.

The new 4Runner also features Toyota’s Standard Star Safety System that includes Vehicle stability control and traction control, an anti- lock brake system with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology brake-override system. All 2014 4Runners have Eight standard airbags and active headrests for driver and passenger, along with three-point seat belts for all seats.

4Runner continues as one of the few fully capable mid-size SUVs, and the redesigned 2014 4Runner adds comfort and convenience without sacrificing its hallmark performance capability and excellent value.

The 2014 4Runner will be available in eight exterior colors.

  • Super White
  • Attitude Black Metallic
  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Black   ImageImage

To find out more information call us @  (888)210-4170

Bluetooth Technology in Vehicles!

 Bluetooth wireless technology is built into a wide range of products from medical devices to cars and mobile phones. Bluetooth technology was in invented in 1994 by engineers at Ericsson, a Swedish company. In 1998 a group of companies formed the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), as a way to connect their products. The organization is devoted to maintain the technology and allow for no single company to “own” Bluetooth technology,

  From an automotive perspective, Bluetooth offers the ability to utilize your personal cellphone through an in-car system. It offers safety and convenience of a factory installed car phone combined with the freedom of a handheld cellphone. Using Bluetooth simply changes the device on which your calls are received. Your phone number stays the same and charges appear on your regular cell phone bill. Drivers can operate their cell phones either through the cars controls or via hands free voice activation.

 We have provided a video tutorial on how to pair your Bluetooth device with a 2013 Camry.