How to Transport a Kayak on Your Toyota

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A great way to escape the heat in Texas is to spend a day on the water. Many people invest in kayaks as an affordable alternative to a boat. But how are you supposed to transport a kayak? Fortunately, if you own a Toyota, it’s relatively easy to transport one or two kayaks to your favorite spots like Wright Patman Lake or the Cathedral Paddling Trail in Karnack.

Roof rack

If you have an SUV like the Toyota 4Runner or Highlander, you can attach your kayaks to the roof rack. If they didn’t come already installed, or you only have side rails, you can get a full roof rack installed at Robbins Toyota.

Kayak attachments

To help keep your kayaks secure, you may consider purchasing a kayak attachment. This will keep your kayaks in place while you drive. You can choose from multiple varieties including J-cradles, saddles, and stackers.

Loading the kayak

Once you have the right tight of roof equipment, you should be able to easily load and attach your kayak to the roof of your Toyota. While it is possible to do this alone, it will be easier and safer with two people. Each person can hold one end of the kayak while you both maneuver it into position. Make sure all straps and buckles are secured properly before you start driving.

If you’ve got the kayaks but not the Toyota, visit Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas, to get just the car and accessories you need to transport your gear!

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy a New Toyota in 2022


New Toyota models come with advanced technology, top-of-the-line reliability, and money-saving fuel efficiency. Here’s a closer look at a few reasons to buy a new Toyota in 2022 and kick off your New Year on a fast start.

Smart safety technology

Looking for reassurance on the road? New Toyota vehicles come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ technologies, which include helpful features like Automatic High Beams, Lane Tracing Assist, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which allows you to maintain a set speed and stopping distance relative to the car ahead of you.


A new Toyota will provide a quality driving experience for years to come. Industry experts like Consumer Reports and Kelley Blue Book frequently award Toyota vehicles for their quality and long-lasting reliability.

Efficiency for your daily drive

Whether you’re looking for a combustion-engine vehicle, a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric vehicle, you can find an efficient Toyota that suits your needs. And when you choose a Toyota, your electrified options aren’t limited to the small sedans and compact crossovers that most manufacturers offer. Rather, you can choose a hybrid version of the family-friendly Sienna, the spacious Highlander, and the sporty RAV4. Ready to take the next step towards getting a new Toyota? Come to Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas — we’ll help you find the perfect model for your lifestyle and budget.

Top Features of the New 2022 Toyota Tundra


The new 2022 Toyota Tundra is full of cool new technology to make your ride safer and more fun to drive. It also comes with an available hybrid powertrain that includes a potent i-FORCE MAX 3.5 liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid engine.

The Tundra makes a bold entrance into 2022 with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+. TSS 2.5+ includes pre-collision technology with pedestrian alert and lane departure alert with lane keep assist. However, on the 2022 Tundra the most exciting aspect of TSS 2.5+ might be the available Blind Spot Monitor with Trailer Merge Warning. With Toyota’s Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, your Tundra will sense there’s a trailer attached and accommodate its alert system for the additional length. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert takes it a step further and makes backing up with a trailer a much safer endeavor.

Wireless smartphone integration will come standard in 2022 for the Tundra making it even easier to get going on your next adventure. Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road with Toyota’s smart assistant that makes voice commands a stress-free standard part of your commute. When you’re stopped, view your music and navigation instructions on an available 14 inch touchscreen which is one of the largest offered among the Tundra truck segment.

Thanks to its hybrid powertrain capable of towing up to 12,000 pounds, the 2022 Toyota Tundra promises to revolutionize the large truck segment. Learn more about it at Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas!

Toyota Collision Assistance App Guides You after a Collision


Toyota understands that sometimes accidents happen and wants to help drivers stay prepared. To assist them in this effort, they’ve created a Collision Assistance app to help aid drivers in what can be an incredibly stressful or traumatic experience.

Collision Assistance exists as part of Toyota’s mobile app and walks drivers through the steps they should take after an accident. This includes scheduling post-collision repair as well as help with managing insurance claims. The technology, developed by CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc., helps drivers document the accident and streamlines the process of submitting the information. It also helps keep the driver informed about the claim and repair process by providing transparent communication.

Collision Assistance is included in Toyota’s Safety Connect features that include access to a 24/7 help center. Agents at this help center can dispatch emergency services for drivers as well as Roadside Assistance. Per Andreas Hect, CCC’s OEM Services Group SVP, “Toyota is taking a comprehensive approach to post-collision management, and we’re proud to support its mission to deliver world-class safety experiences to drivers.” Collision Assistance is available to Toyota drivers who have an active Safety Connect subscription or owners of a 2018 model year or newer Toyota within its Safety Connect trial period. If you’d like to get a vehicle that qualifies, make sure to visit Robbins Toyota in Nash, Texas, to check out our new and used Toyota lineup!

Packing Tips For Your Spring Break Road Trip

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Going somewhere? Check out these spring break road trip tips before going on your big vacation!

Match your clothes

It’s easier to cut down on clothes when all your apparel matches. If your family’s shirts, dresses, bottoms, and shoes can be mixed and matched into different outfits, you can reduce the space needed in your luggage for clothes.

Remember beach necessities

Going to the coast? Pack multiple bathing suits (because no one likes putting a damp suit back on), beachside snacks, water bottles, pool toys, and — most importantly — sunscreen. Not going to the beach? Bring sunscreen anyway.

Bring chargers

These days, phones do all the legwork on long car rides. It’s where you keep your GPS, your road trip playlist, mobile games, photos, and apps that show you nearby gas and hotel prices. Make sure your phone is charged so you don’t lose access. Your passengers might also have things like an eReader, tablet, or portable gaming devices, so gather all of them up, make sure they’re charged, and bring chargers.

Travel comfortable and take breaks

This isn’t so much a packing tip as a travel tip. You might be tempted to wear jeans in the car, but you’d be better off wearing a comfortable t-shirt and pajama pants. Additionally, it’s important to take breaks every one or two hours to stretch your legs.

Remember, your road trip can also be twice as enjoyable in the right vehicle. Visit Robbins Toyota to take a look at some of Toyota’s most family-friendly and road-trip-friendly SUVs, crossovers and minivans!

Toyota Is Creating a Prototype City of the Future

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Toyota is constantly at the forefront of introducing new technologies to the automotive world. However, Toyota is also introducing innovative new ideas outside this realm as well.

One such idea is a new prototype city of the future that Toyota is working to create at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan.

While a fully functioning city in its own right, this prototype city, dubbed Woven City, will be much smaller than most modern metropolises, measuring 175 acres in total. Still, it will have all the amenities of a modern city, plus some advanced new innovations that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

Its citizenship will also be comprised of a much different demographic than most cities. After all, it will be almost entirely populated by researchers and scientists in the process of creating new technologies. These scientists will not only be from Toyota, but outside commercial partners and organizations as well.

 “We welcome all those inspired to improve the way we live in the future, to take advantage of this unique research ecosystem and join us in our quest to create an ever-better way of life and mobility for all,” explains Akio Toyoda, president of the Toyota Motor Corporation.

If you’d like to learn more about what other innovations Toyota is currently working on, then you can always visit Robbins Toyota and speak with our very own staff of experts.