Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys all things automotive including wrenching on his collection of old pickups. He also plays an absurd amount of golf. Like really absurd.
In order to keep up with the demand of the popular Corolla, Toyota has brought a new plant online. Located in Blue Springs, Miss, which is just outside of Tupelo, this is an $800 million investment made by the automaker to keep the world’s best-selling vehicle model of all time rolling off the assembly line. This move is an example of Toyota’s practice to manufacture vehicles where they are commonly sold.
Toyota recently announced an increase in the base price of its regular cab 2012 Tundra. The increase, which could be as much as $720, is rather significant and quite uncommon for a single year rise.
CarMD.com recently released its first annual CarMD Vehicle Health Index which provided a ranking of vehicles and top manufacturers. According to the study, Toyota is the top-rated manufacturer based on the average repair costs and the percentage of problems related to a “check engine” light.
When it comes time to change your oil make sure you carefully consider what oil filter you will use. Oil filters can have a dramatic impact on the performance of our engine. Here is a comparison of five different oil filters, with the intention of discovering which filter performed the best for the Toyota Tundra.
UPDATE: This article was supposed to link to the original comparison when it was published, which is found here: Toyota Tundra Oil Filter Comparison
As Nissan’s Titan full-size pickup nears its eighth year of production, engineers have been scurrying to find a way to make the dated truck more appealing to potential truck buyers gravitating to other brands. Nissan’s market share has fallen dramatically in recent years, spurring efforts to not only increase the allure of their only full-size pickup offering, but also to let otherwise unaware car shoppers that yes, Nissan does, indeed still build a full-size pickup truck. Their solution? A full vehicle update for the 2014 model year.