Jul 192019
Car Detailing Tips

The hard reality of proud car ownership is that the showroom shine can be hard to keep on your car. Luckily, the new car sparkle is not impossible to regain. Detailing your car — the process of carefully washing, waxing, and polishing — is a great activity to do right at home that can keep your car looking as impressive as the day you first brought it home. To get the most out of your detailing efforts, make sure to follow these tips for detailing your car.

Cloth vs Sponge

When it comes to washing and drying, the old-fashioned sponge is out and the new-age cloth is in. Not only do soft, microfiber cloths make washing and especially drying your car easier, they also they reduce the risk of scratching when drying and leaving streaks on your car. Get a couple, and make sure to keep your washing and drying cloth separate.

Invest In a Power Buffer

A power buffer takes polishing your car to the next level, and there is perhaps no better way to truly see the results of your efforts than to use one. Make sure you’re using it properly for the best results — apply wax evenly with the power buffer, but remove it with a cloth. This will avoid streaking or even burning the paint with the machine.

Another way to keep your ride like new is to invest in preventative maintenance. Schedule service at Hurlbert Toyota in Epping, New Hampshire, today!

Jun 182019
2020 Toyota Highlander | Epping, NH

Toyota is completely redesigning the Highlander for the 2020 model year with new standard features, an improved hybrid system, and fresh styling for the popular three-row SUV.

Under the hood, the 2020 Highlander uses the same standard gas engine, a peppy 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. However, the Hybrid trim gets an improved 2.5-liter engine with two electric motors. The 2020 Highlander performance is also updated with a new Multi-Terrain Select system, offering settings for Mud & Sand and Rock & Dirt.

The Toyota Highlander has been known in recent years for providing standard driver-assist features, and that is true for this model year as well. The 2020 Toyota Highlander also adds a standard lane tracing assist and a road sign reading system.

Standard in-cabin connectivity includes a bigger 8-inch touch screen, which increases to a 12.3-inch touch screen in the Platinum trim. Toyota Highlander infotainment now includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, as well as Waze and Amazon Alexa.

When it comes to design, most of the changes were made to the Highlander exterior, which shows off a sportier look with thinner headlights and taillights and a striking accent line.

As of this spring, pricing for the new 2020 Highlander has yet to be announced, but most sources are expecting it to have a similar MSRP to the 2019 Highlander, which starts at $31,350.

The 2020 Highlander is expected to reach dealerships like Hurlbert Toyota at the end of 2019, so keep your eyes peeled for more news.

May 292019
Car Seat Covers | Epping, NH

If you’re looking for new car seat covers, consider which ones are best for your Toyota. Here are five different car seat covers that perfectly fit your Toyota.

Fia TR40 Wrangler Saddle Blanket Seat Covers

If you like a unique style but still need incredible durability, these country western style seats are perfect for your Toyota Tacoma.

Dry Rub Car Seat Cover

This protective car seat cover keeps your seats from getting stained from spilled drinks and more. These seats are especially good for athletes as they are anti-sweat. Their sleek and simple look make them perfect for vehicles like the Toyota Avalon.

4Knines Dog Seat Cover with Hammock

If you want your dog to enjoy the back of your car’s seat but you want to protect the seats, this seat cover is perfect. It hugs onto your vehicle’s back seats in a hammock style so that your dog can lay down. This hammock fits cars, trucks, and SUVs, so it’s perfect for the Toyota 4Runner or the Toyota Prius.

Saddleman Custom Made Front Bucket Seat Covers – Neoprene

If you have front bucket seats, like in the Toyota Sienna, then these are some of the most luxurious seat covers you can get. The Neoprene material is durable and completely waterproof.

Coverking Tailored Seat Cover

If style is your priority, then check out these boldly-patterned seat covers that offer ample comfort. They’re ideal for any Toyota ride.

Learn about more car tips from Hurlburt Toyota in Epping, NH, by visiting our website.

Apr 052019

A vehicle as comprehensively and thoroughly impressive as the 2019 Toyota Highlander makes it hard to distill its greatness into words. It is something you have to feel or experience first-hand. That is not to say that we can’t tell you some of what’s so great about this impressive SUV. We consider the following to be five of the best features of the Toyota Highlander.

  1. Power. The 2019 Toyota Highlander is available with a 3.5-liter V6 with direct-injection technology and a Direct Shift-8AT eight-speed automatic transmission, which deliver quick, spirited acceleration from a dead stop. Making the Highlander all the more fun to drive is the available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive powertrain, providing confidence in the corners and on slick roads.
  2. Safety. Every 2019 Toyota Highlander is standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a suite of cutting-edge safety tech. TSS-P includes Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Automatic High Beams.
  3. Spaciousness. The Highlander is the perfect choice if you have a growing family or expansive friend group. With comfortable seating for eight people, reclining third-row seats, available second-row captain’s chairs, and 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the Highlander offers many solutions for your active lifestyle.
  4. Luxury. You don’t have to pay top dollar to treat yourself like royalty. The affordable yet luxurious Toyota Highlander Limited gives you all the refinement and prestige you’d expect from a high-end SUV, including heated and ventilated front row seats and an Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio system, all for a surprisingly budget-friendly price.
  5. Efficiency. If you want to save more at the pump, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid delivers an incredible EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city.* The Highlander Hybrid doesn’t just sip fuel, as its 306 horsepower also makes it the most powerful Highlander in the lineup.

These five points only scratch the surface of what makes the Highlander so special. For a first-hand experience, stop into Hurlbert Toyota and take one for a test drive.

*2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

Mar 152019
Service Tips | Epping, NH

It might seem hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner here in New Hampshire. This past winter was long, cold, and incredibly snowy. Now, that we have dug ourselves out, it is time for your car to transition from winter to spring. These few tips should help get you started.

Wash It

Your car is likely covered in road salt and other grime from all that winter driving. Give it a thorough wash and don’t forget about the undercarriage. Finish it off with a new coat of wax and keep it sparkling all spring and summer long.

Clean It Out

Make the inside look as good as the outside with a deep cleaning. Take everything out of your car. Wash the floor mats by spraying them down with the hose. Leave them to dry sitting in the sun. Meanwhile, wide down all the hard surfaces inside and vacuum your car from top to bottom.

Check Your Tires

With potholes riddling our roads, your car’s tires are bound to suffer. Give them a thorough inspection and looks for signs of uneven wear as this could indicate an alignment issue. If you made the switch to winter tires, go ahead and put your all season set back on.

Routine Maintenance

Get caught up on any routine maintenance you may have missed, including oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid changes.

For all your springtime maintenance needs, stop into Hurlbert Toyota.

Feb 182019
2020 Toyota Supra
2020 Toyota Supra

For years and years, folks have been asking when Toyota will bring back the legendary Supra performance car. If you’re among those who have been waiting with baited breath, wait no more: the 2020 Toyota Supra is coming, and it’s bringing 335 horsepower with it.  

The new Supra is not for the faint at heart. It will feature the B58 turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine from BMW, which churns out 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. Paired to this ferocious engine will be a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, providing smooth response and superior performance efficiency. It’s expected that this combination will deliver a 0-60 mph time of just 4.1 seconds, making it the quickest Toyota-brand production vehicle ever built.  

From front to back, the new 2020 Toyota Supra bespeaks high-end style and performance. It features standard 19-inch wheels, Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport summer tires, and adaptive dampers. Not to sacrifice form or function, the exterior is beautifully sculpted for optimized efficiency. The interior offers a driver-centric experience with controls intuitively laid out across the dash, including a large infotainment system with smartphone integration technology. To make your driving experience even more confidence-inspiring, the Supra offers a range of Toyota’s state-of-the-art active safety features.

As the senior vice president of Toyota operations stated, “When you boil it all down, the Supra delivers a certain level of excitement to the brand that you can’t bring with trucks and hybrids.” We couldn’t be more excited for the new Supra, and we think you should be too.

The new Supra is expected to arrive at Hurlbert Toyota this summer with a starting MSRP of $49,990. Give us a call or stop in to learn how you can be the first on your block to own one.

Jan 242019
Off-Roading in New Hampshire | Epping, NH

Vehicles like the Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, RAV4, 4Runner, and Land Cruiser make off-roading more fun. These adventure-ready rides are quite popular at Hurlbert Toyota because there are so many different places to go off-roading in New Hampshire. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favorite spots.

Mountain Mud Terrain Park

Located in the White Mountain National Forest in Warren, Mountain Mud Terrain Park is a 63-acre plot of land that boasts 12 miles of trails for drivers at every skill level. The park is open all year long, even in the dead of winter, and they run competitions throughout the year, including two competitions for mud trucks.

Loop to Purgatory Brook Trail

This 2.8-mile trail doesn’t get much traffic, so if you’re looking for something more secluded, check it out. It’s a short trail that’s great for all skill levels, and there’s plenty to do besides driving the trail, making it a perfect destination for a family day trip. There’s even a waterfall!

Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail

Auburn’s Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail is 27.3 miles of trail for drivers with moderate skills. It sits along a river and has plenty of beautiful views, and it keeps cool in the summer thanks to the shady forest. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to access.

Granite State Rail Trail

Granite State Rail Trail near Milford is another great spot for off-roading, with 13.3 miles of trails for all skill levels. This serene lakeside trail has plenty of ground to cover, plus plenty of other activities to keep kids happy.

For your next off-road vehicle, look no further than Hurlbert Toyota. Adventure awaits!

Dec 202018
 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e
Photo credit: Autoweek.com

The new 2019 Toyota Prius is taking the idea of going place to another level. The debut of the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e system means that the world’s favorite hybrid vehicle is now capable of delivering better traction on slick roads and can even tackle off-road driving needs with deftness and skill.

The Toyota Prius AWD-e system debuted in November at the L.A. Auto Show, where it was announced that it will be the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive passenger var in the United States with an EPA-estimated 52 mpg in the city, 48 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined. AWD-e will use a Toyota-first independent electric, magnet-less rear motor that eliminates the need for a front-to-rear driveshaft — when you need traction for the rear wheels between 0-6 mph and up to 43 mph, it kicks in automatically.

2019 Toyota Prius models equipped with AWD-e will feature distinct foglamps and a new LED accent lamp, and it will be available for the Prius LE and XLE, both of which will feature new two-tone 15-inch alloy wheels. It will offer up to 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space thanks to its 60:40 split rear seatbacks, and Genuine Toyota Accessory cargo crossbars make it the perfect adventure vehicle for biking, snowboarding, or kayaking.

Expect to see the exciting new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e system in action at Hurlbert Toyota.

Nov 022018

free fall activities

Autumn is here, and the best way to celebrate is by finding fun things to do that won’t break to bank. Add these free fall activities to your family’s bucket list so you don’t run out of things to do this fall season.

Admire the foliage

One of the best parts of fall is being able to see the changing colors of the leaves. Why not take your family for a short hike through the woods to check out the red and orange hues? Put on a nice jacket, scarf, and boots and enjoy the crisp air.

Visit a pumpkin patch

It doesn’t cost anything to go to a local farm with a pumpkin patch open to the public. Oftentimes, these places also offer homemade pastries and products, as well as activities like corn mazes, so it’s a great place to go for a full day out. Don’t forget to bring some cash and pick up a pumpkin to carve at home. Speaking of…

Carve pumpkins

Did you pick up a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch? Have the whole family pitch in while you decorate and carve it! If you don’t have the fancy tools necessary, kitchen knives should do the trick. Be sure that you are as safe as possible when carving.

Have a bonfire party

Nothing says fall quite like having a bonfire in your own backyard. S’mores, hot chocolate, flannel blankets, and scary stories await. Be sure to invite all of your closest friends, and if you really want to keep it frugal, make it a bring-your-own.

If you want a great vehicle that won’t break the bank, stop into Hurlbert Toyota.

Oct 022018

Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Ready or not, winter is just around the corner. And before you’re stranded in the cold with a car that can’t handle it, it’s a good idea to take the milder autumn weather to perform some routine maintenance in order to get your car ready for winter. Not sure where to start? The following are some of the must-check boxes on your winter maintenance to-do list.


Especially in cold and potentially icy conditions, the health of your car’s tires is extremely important when it comes to overall vehicle safety. Make a habit of regularly checking your vehicle’s tire pressure as well as monitoring tread and alignment for potential problems. If something seems off, get in front of it before it becomes a major issue.


Cold weather puts additional strain on any car battery, which means a failing car battery can quickly become a dead car battery as winter rolls in. Make sure you check your car’s battery to ensure it is holding an adequate charge before winter officially arrives.


Routinely changing your car’s oil is one of the simplest and least expensive ways to keep your car in great shape year after year. Consider switching to a special winter-grade motor oil with a viscosity that allows for optimal performance in freezing temperatures and ensure that your vehicle is up to the task all winter long.

If you need any maintenance or services done before winter rolls in, don’t delay: Stop into Hurlbert Toyota and make the most of the milder season.