Our Poe Toyota service department frequently gets questions about car batteries. The questions take for granted that car batteries are responsible for generating power inside a car, but this is untrue. It's your car's alternator that generates power. Here's your quick automotive part lesson for the day.

Batteries vs. Alternators

Batteries and alternators are the core of your car's electrical system. The battery merely supplies the initial jolt that starts your car. After your car starts, it's the alternator that continuously generates energy. This energy recharges the battery and powers all of your car's electrical systems.

How do Alternators Work?

An alternator works just like a generator or a hydroelectric dam. The motion of your car's wheels creates mechanical energy. The alternator captures this mechanical energy and converts it into electricity by forcing electrons through a circuit. Alternators have an average shelf life of five to seven years.

Be sure to schedule routine service at our El Paso dealership sooner than later. We'll make certain your car's battery and alternator are in top condition. See you soon.

 

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Your Car's Alternator Demystified

Our Poe Toyota service department frequently gets questions about car batteries. The questions take for granted that car batteries are responsible for generating power inside a car, but this is untrue. It's your car's alternator that generates power. Here's your quick automotive part lesson for the day.

Batteries vs. Alternators

Batteries and alternators are the core of your car's electrical system. The battery merely supplies the initial jolt that starts your car. After your car starts, it's the alternator that continuously generates energy.

 

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Plenty of Technology Features in the Toyota Tundra

Popular for many reasons, the full-size Toyota Tundra satisfies many with its technology features. With your life being fast-paced, you want your truck to give you a sense of serenity while inside the cabin. Those of us at Poe Toyota want you to feel comfortable with the technology features found in the Tundra.

Maybe you are a person who likes hands-free calling while on the way to a meeting. Perhaps you want to connect your phone for navigation on the roads. You possibly are a person who simply wants to listen to your favorite music while stuck in traffic on…

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The Toyota 4Runner Makes your Spare Time a Little More Fun

Here at Poe Toyota, we understand you want to spend your spare time enjoying the activities and events that catch your eye.

What you need is a vehicle that will match your dreams and active lifestyle making it simple for you to undertake any activities you want. Heading off-road in your Toyota 4Runner is a must when you choose one of the packages that allow you to explore more than the streets of El Paso. The innovative CRAWL feature is the perfect option for you when 

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What Are the Top Performance Features on the Toyota RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4 is a popular crossover because of its attention to overall performance. In the current model RAV4, there are some innovations to the vehicle's transmission and suspension. Let's take an in-depth look at the RAV4's performance.

With the RAV4, you get the Direct Shift Electronically Controlled automatic transmission. This 8-speed automatic transmission is designed to give you quicker and smoother shifts all the way up to highways speeds.

To ensure that you have the traction and the control that you need, the RAV4 also comes standard with a Multi-Link Rear Suspension. 

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Toyota Tacoma Safety Features

Have you seen the latest Toyota Tacoma? The new design, performance options, and safety features have made it one of the top picks for truck drivers. Ranked highly in the compact pickup class, the Tacoma offers smart driver assistance features and technology in the base edition. You can also upgrade to get even more safety capabilities.

The latest Tacoma comes standard with lane departure assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warnings, rearview camera, automatic high beam headlights, and many other features. 

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Toyota Avalon Technology Features

The 2020 Toyota Avalon is a full-sized vehicle that can get up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. This vehicle has a lot of technology features that are designed to make the ride more enjoyable for you and your passengers. This vehicle has Apple CarPlay. It is compatible with your iPhone.

You can use the multimedia system to send or receive messages, make phone calls, get directions and listen to music. It is hands-free, so you will be able to stay focused on your commute. The 2020 Toyota Avalon also…

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Top Capability Features of the Toyota 4Runner Reviewed

For decades, the popular Toyota 4Runner has ruled the mid-size SUV world. That's because the 4Runner has always led the way when it comes to off-road power. Here is a look at some of the 4Runner's top capability features.

The next time you are on an off-road adventure, try out the optional heated and ventilated front seats. These seats are engineered to keep you comfortable no what is happening outside the vehicle. Sometimes, the scenery is so beautiful that you have to get a better view. 

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Toyota Highlander Safety Features

The Toyota Highlander is a popular midsize SUV that was first introduced in 2000. It is referred to as the Toyota Kluger in Australia and Japan. The 2020 model of the Toyota Highlander comes with a variety of safety features.

One of the features that you will be able to enjoy is the Low-Light Pedestrian Detection. It is designed to keep everyone safe by detecting a cyclist, pedestrian or another vehicle. The system will give you an audio and visual warning. If you fail to react, then the automatic braking will react in order to prevent a collision. 

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Check Out the new Toyota GR Supra

Toyota has brought the Supra line back from the dead with the new GR Supra. The new Supra has been equipped with all of the latest performance technologies. These technologies make the Supra incredibly easy and fun to drive. Our team loves how easy it is to handle the GR Supra around El Paso.

One reason the GR Supra is so easy to handle in all situations is that it has multiple driving modes. Normal mode is great for dealing with your daily commute, but if you come across a great road you can easily switch it into sport mode…

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The Amazing Toyota Corolla

When it comes to popular compact sedans, few automobiles can outclass the Toyota Corolla. This particular sedan has years of experience in the game, and the 2020 Corolla has been redesigned for your pleasure. Here's better breakdown of what you can expect if you just so happen to choose this vehicle.

The 2020 Toyota Corolla is a fun automobile that will come in vast colors. This includes the exterior colors of black pearl, silver metallic, blue crush, super white and many more. This car has a fun-loving design that'll grab the attention of all with its flamboyant LEDs…

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