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5 Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Embarking on an exciting car-buying journey often presents the classic dilemma: should you choose a new or used car? At Lake Charles Toyota, we provide the perfect solution to this puzzle with our outstanding certified pre-owned vehicle options. These automobiles offer the best of both worlds: the reliable assurance of a new car and the cost efficiency of a used one, ensuring you receive exceptional value for your money.

Our vast selection of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles, guided by our friendly and knowledgeable sales team, makes Lake Charles Toyota your ultimate destination for a seamless car buying experience. We invite you to explore the advantages of choosing a CPO vehicle. Head over to Lake Charles Toyota today and let us help you find the car that perfectly fits your lifestyle and budget.

Thorough Inspection for a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

One significant advantage of certified pre-owned vehicles is the rigorous inspection they undergo. Before a used car earns the ‘certified’ title, it must pass a comprehensive, multi-point inspection process by trained professionals. This examination covers everything from engine performance to the vehicle’s cosmetic condition. As a buyer, this also gives you confidence that the car you’re considering has met stringent quality standards, eliminating any surprises down the road.

Financing Options for a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Financial considerations often play a substantial role in car-buying decisions. Fortunately, certified pre-owned vehicles typically also come with attractive financing options. While used cars usually have higher interest rates, certified pre-owned vehicles often benefit from lower rates, sometimes on par with those offered for new cars. Our Finance Center at Lake Charles Toyota works diligently to provide you with the best possible financing options, making your purchase easier on your wallet.

Large Selection of Vehicles to Choose From

At Lake Charles Toyota, we understand that every driver has unique needs and preferences. That’s why we pride ourselves on offering a broad selection of CPO vehicles. Whether you’re searching for a rugged SUV for family adventures, a fuel-efficient compact for city driving, or a luxurious sedan for cruising in comfort and style, we have something for everyone. Our expansive selection also ensures you find the perfect vehicle that fits your lifestyle and budget.

2018 Toyota Yaris iA

The 2018 Toyota Yaris iA is a compact, fuel-efficient sedan powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 106 horsepower. With a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, it’s a suitable choice for city driving and long commutes. Its standard features are impressive for its class, including a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and a low-speed forward collision warning system. The interior comfortably seats five, with fold-down rear seats for additional cargo space. Despite its affordability, it boasts sporty styling and quality interior. In short, the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA offers reliability, fuel efficiency, and safety features at a great value.

2020 Toyota Camry LE

The 2020 Toyota Camry LE is a midsize sedan known for its dependability and excellent fuel efficiency. It’s equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and Toyota Safety Sense, a suite of advanced safety features. The interior also offers comfortable seating for five and a spacious trunk. The 2020 Camry LE combines performance, comfort, and safety, making it an excellent choice for a family sedan.

2020 Toyota Highlander L

The Toyota Highlander L is a three-row midsize SUV renowned for its reliability, comfort, and advanced safety features. It comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, delivering a solid power and fuel efficiency balance. The Highlander L also features a well-equipped cabin with eight seats and a suite of standard technology, including a touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone connectivity, and a rearview camera. It also includes Toyota Safety Sense, an array of driver-assist technologies. The Highlander L provides generous cargo space, making it a popular choice for families and adventure enthusiasts.

2020 Toyota Tacoma SR

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma SR is a robust midsize pickup truck known for its off-road prowess and durability. It’s powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine producing 159 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Toyota’s Safety Sense suite of advanced safety technologies. The Tacoma SR offers seating for four and a generously-sized bed for hauling. 


Reliability is a key consideration when purchasing a vehicle, and CPO vehicles excel in this area. These vehicles should run smoothly and reliably thanks to the meticulous inspection and reconditioning process. This assures you that your car from Lake Charles Toyota will be dependable. It also reduces the likelihood of unexpected repairs after purchase.

Extended Warranty with a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Another substantial advantage of CPO vehicles is the extended warranty coverage they offer. This extra protection also goes beyond the original factory warranty, often covering significant mechanical components and sometimes including roadside assistance. Additionally, this warranty provides you with the peace of mind of knowing that if any covered parts need repair or replacement, the costs will typically be handled. And when you do need service, you can rely on our expert Service Center at Lake Charles Toyota to take care of your vehicle with the highest level of professionalism and care.

Visit Lake Charles Toyota Today to Find a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

At Lake Charles Toyota, we’re committed to helping you find a vehicle that meets your needs and provides excellent value for your investment. We offer a comprehensive selection of reliable, thoroughly inspected CPO vehicles, attractive financing options, and extended warranty coverage. And we make the car-buying process easier and more rewarding. 

Don’t just take our word for it, though. Visit our dealership to test drive a certified pre-owned vehicle and experience these benefits firsthand. Our friendly sales team is ready to assist you every step of the way. And our Finance Center and expert Service Center are here to ensure your car-buying and ownership experience is as seamless as possible. 

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Need an Oil Change? Get It Done at Lake Charles Toyota

Welcome to Lake Charles, Louisiana – a city famous for its vibrant culture, outdoor adventure, and lively music scene. Known for its popular areas, such as the mesmerizing Sam Houston Jones State Park and the invigorating Millennium Park, Lake Charles is an idyllic city that brims with life. Just as the town embodies an eternal spirit, so too should the vehicles that traverse its picturesque streets. That’s our goal at Lake Charles Toyota!

One way to ensure your vehicle’s performance remains at its peak is by scheduling regular oil changes at Lake Charles Toyota. Just like Lake Charles is Louisiana’s heart, oil is your vehicle’s lifeblood. It’s essential for maintaining your vehicle’s optimal functionality, and our team of highly trained technicians is ready to help. Contact Lake Charles Toyota today, and schedule your next oil change with us.

The Importance of Regular Oil Changes

Maintaining your vehicle’s overall health goes beyond just fueling up and regular washes; it’s about paying attention to routine maintenance tasks, such as oil changes, that are central to the vehicle’s performance. The oil in your car is more than just a substance; it’s what keeps your engine performing at its best.

Playing the role of the primary lubricant within your car’s engine, oil acts as the protective barrier between metal components, significantly reducing the potential for friction-induced wear and damage. It also absorbs and disperses heat effectively, keeping the engine cool and preventing overheating – a common precursor to costly repairs. This vital fluid is the unsung hero that keeps your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently.

However, this valuable oil can degrade and lose its effectiveness over time. Exposure to high operational temperatures, the accumulation of microscopic metal fragments from engine wear, and environmental contaminants like dust and dirt can make oil thicker and less effective. Left unchecked, it can lead to engine wear and damage, significantly reducing your vehicle’s lifespan and performance.

Here is where Lake Charles Toyota steps in to ensure your vehicle’s longevity. Our regular oil changes are more than just a service; they are a proactive measure to safeguard your engine’s health, thus improving your vehicle’s lifespan and performance. Each oil change at Lake Charles Toyota replaces the old, contaminated oil with fresh, high-quality oil, restoring the engine’s lubrication, cooling capabilities, and overall performance.

Schedule Your Next Oil Change with Lake Charles Toyota

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At Lake Charles Toyota, scheduling your next oil change has never been easier. Our user-friendly online scheduling system lets you choose the exact date and time that works for you. With just a few clicks, you can secure an appointment from the comfort of your home or on the go.

Maintaining your vehicle might not always fit seamlessly into your schedule, so we’ve taken steps to make it as effortless as possible. Schedule your oil change today and experience the convenience for yourself.

Our Service Center

At the Lake Charles Toyota Service Center, our commitment extends beyond providing exceptional service – we dedicate ourselves to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. When you bring your car in for an oil change, our team strives to make your experience pleasant and stress-free. This attention to your needs sets us apart, as we believe in nurturing a relationship with our customers that goes beyond mere transactions.

Our service center is designed to be more than just a car repair space; it’s where customer service and satisfaction are held in the highest regard. While our expertly trained technicians work on your vehicle, we welcome you to relax and enjoy our lounge area’s amenities.

As you wait, feel free to unwind and take advantage of our well-stocked coffee bar, offering a selection of refreshments to suit your taste. Stay connected with your work or leisure activities with our free Wi-Fi that ensures you’re never out of touch. And if you’ve brought your children along, our dedicated play area is ready to keep them engaged and entertained.

At Lake Charles Toyota Service Center, vehicle servicing should be far from a chore or a stress-inducing event. Our philosophy is to ensure your visit is as convenient and comfortable as possible, reflecting our commitment to providing a service experience as exceptional as the vehicle you entrust to us. We aim to create a space where you can relax, knowing your car is in capable hands, while you enjoy a brief respite from your busy day.

Our Highly-Trained Technicians

The cornerstone of our service center isn’t the state-of-the-art facility or the range of amenities we provide – it’s our people. Our team, a group of highly trained technicians, stands at the forefront of our service offerings, ready to provide your vehicle with the superior care it deserves.

Each technician at our center is more than just a mechanic; they are specialists in their field, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of every nuance of Toyota models. Their training goes beyond just theory, extending to hands-on experience with various models and complex issues. This depth of knowledge and expertise ensures your vehicle receives care that’s nothing short of exemplary.

Moreover, our team uses only Genuine Toyota Parts when servicing your vehicle. These parts, designed specifically for Toyota models, provide a seamless fit and reliable performance. This upholds the integrity of your vehicle’s original design. This practice ensures every repair we undertake sustains your Toyota’s inherent quality and longevity.

Schedule Your Next Oil Change with Lake Charles Toyota

Life in Lake Charles is about embracing the city’s rhythm, and at Lake Charles Toyota, we ensure your vehicle can keep up with the pace. Regular oil changes are key to maintaining your vehicle’s performance and longevity, and there’s no better place to turn than Lake Charles Toyota’s Service Center. Our expertly trained technicians, convenient scheduling, and commitment to superior customer service make maintaining your vehicle easy.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Schedule your next oil change with Lake Charles Toyota today. Our dedication to excellence goes beyond the vehicles—we’re dedicated to you. Give your car the care it deserves to maintain its peak performance.

Coffee and Snack Bar Inside Dealership

Would you care for some popcorn to go with your oil change? Can I get you a coke float on the side of your tire rotation? At Lake Charles Toyota we love an opportunity to Raise Your Expectations, and what better way to do that than with a universal love language… snacks! Whatever the reason for your visit, we are always happy to have you in our home and our snacks are your snacks. Akio’s Coffee & Snack Bar located inside Lake Charles Toyota might become your new favorite place, it’s priced just right at FREE for all customers. Yep, 100%, just like your best friend’s pantry! Now, you might be wondering where we got the cool name from, Akio Snack Bar? Well, Akio Toyoda (pronounced AH-key-oh) is an avid race car driver and the Chairman of the Board for Toyota Motor Corporation. His grandfather founded Toyota Motors!

No matter what time of day you choose to visit us, we have you covered with appropriate snack options. If you like to being the first one in, we are here for you with an orange juice, granola bar and a smile from our baristas. Are you more of a midday person? We know your time is valuable and you shouldn’t have to choose between your necessary vehicle maintenance and actual lunch on your lunch break. Come grab a hot dog, Cheez-its and a fountain drink and relax while we do all the work. Maybe you are visiting us after a long day at work, come unwind with a soft serve ice cream cone while we change those tires, we even have the comfy chairs to sink into.

Lake Charles Toyota customers rave about the fresh popcorn served at our snack bar.

“This business is an extension of our home and we invite you to join us as our welcomed guest! We want you to feel comfortable and at home. Help yourself to whatever we have in the refrigerator or pantry over at the coffee and snack bar!”

Corey Tarver, Lake Charles Toyota, General Manager

What if it’s not even maintenance day at all, but it’s time for that new car?! We love helping you find your next dream vehicle, but it’s a big decision and sometimes you need just a little extra fuel while you weigh out the options, let us grab you some Gardettos and a coffee. There’s no need to make that decision while you’re hangry! Then there’s the question of red or black, or maybe the silver Tundra? You’ve got important things to think about, and if you need the kids to be cool just a little bit longer, we have a Mickey Bar for them and a Red Bull for you!

Snack bar attendants hand a bag of popcorn to one of our ServiceCenter guest.

Cars, trucks and SUVs might be what brings us together, but once you’re here, you’re like family and we take that seriously. We look forward to sharing our next snack together! Schedule your ServiceCenter appointment now and stop by Akio’s Coffee and Snack Bar!

Samantha Fish headlines FREE festival in Louisiana

Lake Charles is the “Festival Capital of Louisiana”, hosting 75 festivals per year. In just three short years, This is Home Fest has seen a meteoric rise to the top as one of Lake Charles’s premiere cultural events each year. Born out of necessity, TIHF began in 2021 as a grassroots effort to rebuild the spirits of Southwest Louisiana residents after suffering a barrage of natural disasters; a 1,000-year flood event, Winter Storm Uri, and direct hits by two major hurricanes Laura and Delta, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic. Planned in just a few short weeks, the inaugural festival in October 2021 would not have been possible without the support of the Tarver family and Lake Charles Toyota. By appreciating the tremendous value in events that create cultural experiences in the community for residents to experience and enjoy, they have improved quality of life for residents of Southwest Louisiana. In the three years since, Lake Charles Toyota’s ongoing support as the festival’s presenting sponsor has made it possible for growth and improvements, with the addition of a second stage in 2022, and an enhancement of the VIP experience in 2023.

What to expect from This is Home Fest 2023

This Is Home Festival is a celebration of Southwest Louisiana’s deep cultural roots, live music, food, and art that brings people from all walks of life to enjoy and celebrate together. Louisiana’s unique culture lies deeply rooted in music, and the 2023 lineup promises to be an incredible showcase of top local and regional talent. This year’s headliners include Louisiana multi-instrumentalist, Yvette Landry, Texas country star, Kate Watson, and the electric blues powerhouse, Samantha Fish. Other performers include the Lake Charles vocal group, Bonavox, SWLA’s Swampland String Band, Southeast Texas southern rockers, Ole Lonesome, as well as performances by local high school marching bands from LaGrange and Washington-Marion, and the St. Louis Show Choir.

“We choose to make investments in events that create experiences and memories for our community.”

Corey Tarver, Lake Charles Toyota General Manager

The festival is growing in 2023, with a new partnership with the Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival, a location change from Ryan St. near the Calcasieu Courthouse to the Lake Charles Civic Center Amphitheater grounds is an exciting improvement. This will allow for a Kid’s Zone featuring several family friendly activities, as well as use of Millennium Park. This space will allow for more room for food and art vendors, and improved parking accommodations.

Festival Director, Jay Ecker, presents Corey and Eric Tarver with a signed festival poster.

“This is our community. We grew up here, and we’re raising our kids here,” says Lake Charles Toyota General Manager, Corey Tarver. “We can spend our marketing budget on traditional commercials, or we can choose to make investments in events that create experiences and memories; things that our kids look forward to and become traditions for our family. We believe This is Home Fest is one of those events.”

Festival Details

This is Home Fest will be held April 22, 2023 starting at noon. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome. VIP tickets are available for purchase at and include a brunch at Panorama Music House at 10AM.

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Looking for a New Car? Discounts Available for Military Members at Lake Charles Toyota

Are you in the market for a new car and a member of the military community? Look no further than Lake Charles Toyota! We are proud to offer a special $500 Military Rebate to eligible U.S. military personnel, household members of qualified U.S. military personnel, U.S. military retirees, and U.S. military veterans.

Fort Polk Military Base has been a cornerstone of our community for over 80 years, and we understand the sacrifices made by those who serve. This rebate is our way of showing our gratitude for that service.

Visit Lake Charles Toyota today and drive away in a brand-new Toyota at a better price with our military discount.

New Vehicle Line-Up

Come check out the latest and greatest vehicles at Lake Charles Toyota! Our dealership features a variety of new cars, trucks, and SUVs to suit all your needs.

Here are a few of our favorite vehicles:

2023 Toyota 4Runner SR5

The Toyota 4Runner SR5 is an adrenaline-pumping SUV built for adventure. This rugged vehicle has a powerful 4.0-liter V6 engine, providing 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. The 4Runner SR5 can handle any terrain with its advanced 4×4 system and high-performance suspension.

The 4Runner SR5 is both practical and versatile, with a spacious and comfortable interior that can seat up to 7 passengers. The interior includes a premium audio system, advanced navigation, and a rear-view camera. The SR5 also features an intelligent key system, push-button start, and a power liftgate, making it more convenient to access your cargo.

The exterior of the 4Runner SR5 turns heads with its sleek, modern, rugged, and refined design. The SR5 features a sporty front grille, LED headlights, and large all-terrain tires.

2023 Toyota Camry LE

The Toyota Camry LE is the perfect blend of style, performance, and technology. This sleek and sporty sedan turns heads with its sleek lines and bold front grille. The Camry LE has a robust 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, providing a smooth and responsive driving experience. Additionally, the Camry LE has an 8-speed automatic transmission, which offers quick and smooth shifts and improved fuel efficiency.

The Camry LE is both practical and comfortable, with a spacious and well-appointed interior that seats up to five passengers. The interior includes a premium audio system, advanced navigation, and a rear-view camera. 

The exterior of the Camry LE turns heads with its sleek and modern design that is both sporty and refined. The Camry LE features LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

2023 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is the ultimate family SUV, providing a smooth and comfortable ride for everyone on board. This spacious and versatile vehicle has a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, providing a smooth and responsive driving experience. The Highlander also has an 8-speed automatic transmission, which offers quick and smooth shifts and improved fuel efficiency.

The Highlander is both practical and comfortable, with a spacious and well-appointed interior for to eight passengers. The interior includes features including a premium audio system, advanced navigation, and a rear-view camera. The Highlander also features a push-button start and a power liftgate, making it more convenient to access your cargo.

The exterior of the Highlander turns heads with its sleek, rugged, and modern design. The Highlander features a sporty front grille, LED headlights, and large all-terrain tires.

Large Selection of Pre-Owned Vehicles at Lake Charles Toyota

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At Lake Charles Toyota, we understand that not everyone is in the market for a brand-new vehicle. As a result, we’re proud to offer a wide selection of pre-owned cars in excellent condition and ready to hit the road. Whether you’re looking for a reliable family sedan, a rugged pickup truck, or a spacious minivan, we can help with our comprehensive inventory of pre-owned vehicles.

One of the standout options in our pre-owned inventory is the 2021 Toyota Camry SE. This sleek, sporty sedan is the perfect blend of style, performance, and technology. In addition, the Camry SE has a robust 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, providing a smooth and responsive driving experience. The Camry SE also has an 8-speed automatic transmission, which provides quick and smooth shifts and improved fuel efficiency.

The 2021 Toyota Tundra 4×2 SR5 is also an excellent option for those needing a more rugged and versatile vehicle. This powerful pickup truck has a 5.7-liter V8 engine that generates 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. This truck also comes with a variety of features, such as a premium audio system, advanced navigation, and a rear-view camera.

Another excellent option for families is the 2021 Toyota Sienna. This spacious and versatile minivan has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 296 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, providing a smooth and responsive driving experience. The Sienna also has an 8-speed automatic transmission, which provides quick and smooth shifts and improved fuel efficiency.

Visit Lake Charles Toyota Today!

Lake Charles Toyota provides our customers with the best possible car-buying experience. We have a team of knowledgeable and friendly sales associates. They will help you find the perfect new or pre-owned vehicle for your needs. And we also offer great financing options. Visit us today and discover Lake Charles Toyota‘s selection of vehicles.

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Schedule Routine Service at Lake Charles Toyota Today

When it comes to driving, anything can happen. The weather can shift on a dime. The road conditions can change. Even the most well-equipped drivers will end up facing their share of unexpected events while behind the wheel. Bring your vehicle by Lake Charles Toyota!

This is one of the major reasons that scheduling your car for routine service is so important. It can mean the difference between sitting on the side of the road waiting for help to arrive and arriving at your destination. 

If you purchased your vehicle from Lake Charles Toyota and want to schedule routine service, keep reading for everything you should know about doing so. 

Why is Preventative Maintenance Important?

What are you going to do if there’s a torrential downpour and your windshield wipers stop working? What happens if one of your tires blows out while you’re traveling across state lines to visit family for the holidays? 

These are scenarios every driver has to consider, which is why getting preventative maintenance on your vehicle is critical. If you know that the forecast is calling for a big storm, come in and make sure your headlamps and windshield wipers are working. If you’re about to take a family road trip, come in for a vehicle checkup to make sure everything is working as it should. 

The last thing you want is to run into a serious issue while you’re traveling.

Types of Auto Services We Offer

At Lake Charles Toyota, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of services for your vehicle. Services include: 

  • Coolant flushes
  • Electrical services
  • Exhaust/muffler repair
  • Front end alignments
  • Oil, lube, and filter changes
  • Adjusting/replacing brakes
  • Replacing windshield wipers
  • Replacing bulbs in your headlamps
  • Routine checkups and inspections
  • Transmission flushes 

While this isn’t an exhaustive list, these are just a few of the many ways our trained auto mechanics can help you keep your vehicle in great shape. 

Why You Should Get Your Vehicle Service Done at Lake Charles Toyota

Aside from the fact that we offer discounts and flexible appointments, the main reason you should get your vehicle service done at Lake Charles Toyota is that we know Toyotas inside out. 

Because all we sell are Toyotas, it’s also all we work on. While other mechanics may not be familiar with the ins and outs of your make and model, you can rest assured that we are. Furthermore, because we work on these vehicles as often as we do, we have the parts you may need already in stock. 

Is this true for other dealerships? Not so much. If they don’t routinely work on your make and model, they most likely won’t have any of the parts in stock. This means that on top of already paying for your vehicle repair, you may also be paying additional money for a rental so you can continue getting to and from work. 

You won’t run into any of those common issues when you get your vehicle maintenance done at Lake Charles Toyota. In fact, while you’re here, you’ll be able to browse our gift shop and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and free Wi-Fi in the comfort of our lounge. If you’re bringing your kids with you before dropping them off at school, we even have a children’s play area to let them have fun. 

Available Discounts and Free Diagnostics for Students

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Not only do we offer time slots for you to come in based on your availability, but we’re also very proud to offer several discounts on our auto services. While these coupons will rotate every now and then, expect to find discounts for students with a valid student ID and lower prices on various auto parts such as batteries. 

If you’re a student at Lamar State College, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Northwestern State University, SOWELA Technical Community College, or Louisiana State University (to name a few), just bring in your student ID and we’ll do a complimentary car diagnostic test so you know what kind of services you need to get done. 

Schedule Your Maintenance Services with Lake Charles Toyota Today!

When it’s time to head out on the road, don’t let life take you by surprise. Be prepared by scheduling car maintenance at Lake Charles Toyota

Our team is available to not only answer your questions but also to ensure that you get the quality service you’ve come to expect from us. Call us today at (337) 419-2993 to schedule a service appointment, and don’t forget to check out our coupons. Our service team is available to you Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Find Your Next Pre-Owned Vehicle at Lake Charles Toyota

When it comes to shopping for a new car, one of the most important factors is price. If a brand-new car isn’t in your budget this year, no worries – Lake Charles Toyota has a variety of unique and affordable pre-owned vehicles available to you. 

You know how they say that a new car becomes used the minute it drives off the lot? There’s some truth in that. So, don’t worry if a brand-new car just isn’t in the budget this year. Instead, browse our available pre-owned inventory and find the perfect vehicle that will be new to you. 

Keep reading to learn more about the available pre-owned models we have available here at Lake Charles Toyota, as well as what to expect from us during your car-buying experience. 

What Pre-Owned Cars Do We Have Available? 

The answer: many! 

But if you want an answer that isn’t quite so vague, we offer a number of unique, high-quality vehicles including but not limited to:

  • Toyota Camry
  • The Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Avalon
  • The Toyota 4Runner
  • Toyota Sienna
  • The Toyota 86 Hakone Edition
  • Toyota Tundra

Please keep in mind that the years of these vehicles vary, as will the pre-owned vehicles we have available on our lot. However, if you have your eye on something mentioned on our website and want to make sure we have it in stock, we welcome you to contact us at (337) 426-1691 to speak to a dedicated member of our staff. 

Do We Sell Certified Pre-Owned? 

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Yes, we do sell certified pre-owned vehicles. If you’re new to this phrase, no worries. When a pre-owned vehicle is certified, it means that it has been meticulously reviewed and tested in multiple categories to ensure that it is of the highest quality. 

During this analysis, every pre-owned vehicle will undergo rigorous testing on various things such as the frame, structure and underbody, vehicle history, transmission, brakes, and battery system. While this is not a complete list, these are just some of the ways in which the team at Lake Charles Toyota strives for excellence in every vehicle we sell. 

Furthermore, our certified pre-owned vehicles are backed by warranties in the event of breakdowns and other types of mechanical failures. 

How Does Our Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Warranty Work?

Your warranty kicks in the moment you purchase your certified pre-owned vehicle from our dealership. There are two warranty options available to you: a 12-month/12,000 miles limited comprehensive warranty, and a 7-year/100,000-mile limited Powertrain warranty. 

Let’s start with the 12-month warranty first. This warranty covers repair and replacement for standard defects and/or work incorrectly done to the vehicle. It can also be transferred to another user if you should sell your vehicle or pass it on to someone else in your family. 

The 7-year/100,000-mile warranty covered transmission and engine parts, as well as all internally lubricated parts. It also comes with travel protection and lodging reimbursement for stays more than 150 miles from where you live. Also transferable to another user, this warranty provides reimbursement while your vehicle is being repaired. 

Can You Get a Detailed History of The Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle’s History?

Yes, you can. 

Many customers who are thinking about buying a used vehicle have reservations because they’re not sure about the vehicle’s history. 

We eliminate that concern by providing a CARFAX Vehicle History Report for all certified pre-owned vehicle purchases. This report, provided to you free of charge, contains valuable information regarding the vehicle’s service records, state emissions inspection results, flood damage history, and accident history. It can even give you information on how many people have owned the vehicle. 

How to Find Pre-Owned Cars on the Lake Charles Toyota Website

All you have to do is click on our homepage to browse our available inventory. If you are looking for specific features such as a moonroof or heated seats, you can even customize your search to only look for vehicles that match that description. 

Once you find a pre-owned car you like, our website makes it even easier to apply for financing so you walk into our dealership knowing what price point you’re qualified for. 

Buying a used car from Lake Charles Toyota has never been easier. 

Ready to Find a New Used Car? Head Down to Lake Charles Toyota to Search!

We make it easy to look for and apply for financing for the used car of your dreams. Schedule a test drive for one of our many available models today. 

Our dealership is conveniently located at 3905 Gerstner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles, LA. We’ll see you soon. 

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Find Reasonably Priced Toyota SUVs in and Around Lake Charles!

SUVs to buy under $30,000 in Lake Charles, LA 

When it comes to buying an SUV, Toyota always comes to mind. Toyota SUVs provide durability, agile handling, and an enjoyable off-road experience. In any case, are they affordable? Yes! They are competitively priced and offer excellent value for money. This blog by Lake Charles Toyota elaborates on SUVs to buy under $30,000 in Lake Charles, LA! 

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Why Buy from Lake Charles Toyota?

Lake Charles Toyota is the place to go if you are looking for a new or used Toyota. Our staff has been hand-picked because they care for your satisfaction and treat every customer like family! We also have a certified pre-owned program that provides excellent value on one-year-old vehicles with low mileage.

Top-Quality New Toyotas at Lake Charles Toyota

We understand that you want a vehicle that will last you for years. That’s why we sell Toyotas. They’re known for their quality, safety, reliability, and style. You can rest assured knowing that no matter the occasion or adventure ahead, your Toyota won’t let you down!

Check out a few of our new Toyota vehicles below!

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport is your ultimate SUV if you’re looking for a reliable, safe, and ready-for-adventure vehicle. It’s not just designed for off-roading—it is off-roading.

The 2023 Highlander L

The Highlander L has a spacious interior with plenty of room for people to stretch out and relax. It has a high-quality sound system that will keep everyone entertained as you drive. And it’s easy to use, so everyone can have fun no matter who’s driving!

Certified Pre-Owned Toyotas

Our certified pre-owned vehicles are inspected and reconditioned by Toyota technicians. This ensures they come with a factory warranty so you can shop confidently.

Our selection of pre-owned vehicles is based on quality and value. We check for interior and exterior wear and inspect all mechanical systems in the car to ensure it’s in top working order. We only carry vehicles that have passed our strict inspection process.

Check out our large selection of pre-owned vehicles, like the 2021 Toyota Camry LE sedan, which offers a lot of value for the price. It has plenty of room for your family so everyone can ride comfortably in their seats.

Need more power? Take the 2018 Toyota Tacoma SR for a test drive! With its powerful engine, state-of-the-art safety features, and sleek design, this truck will surely get you where you need to go in style and comfort. Whether hauling lumber or just taking a trip to the grocery store, this vehicle will make your life easier.

Knowledgeable and Experienced Finance Department

When it comes to financing, our finance department has the experience and knowledge to help you get the best financing options available. Our professional, friendly staff will work with you to find the perfect financing fit for your car purchase. We can help you get the best financing terms available and find a rate that works within your budget.

We have an excellent relationship with several banks, which allows us to offer low-interest rates on our loans. Our finance department is here to help you get the best financing possible. We will work with banks and credit unions to secure a loan that fits your budget and meets your needs. 

If you have questions about financing or want to apply for a loan on your next vehicle purchase, stop by our dealership today!

Service Center

Our Toyota Service Center offers oil changes, tire rotations, and brake pad replacements. With a skilled team of technicians trained to work on all Toyota vehicles, we also perform other routine maintenance such as battery checks, fluid top-offs, and more.

If you need a repair, our technicians are certified by Toyota and ASE. We offer a variety of preventative maintenance plans to help keep your vehicle running in optimal condition, so it lasts longer and saves you money on repairs later on.

Our Toyota Service Center has access to a high-quality line of genuine Toyota parts and accessories. The service center also has free internet access to check email or browse the web while waiting for your car’s service to be completed!

Lake Charles Toyota’s Parts Center

You’re looking for Toyota parts because they’re the best. You don’t have to worry about them being in stock or having a warranty, because we keep our inventory of genuine Toyota parts competitively priced and up-to-date. Our Toyota parts experts are on hand to help you find and order the right part for your car. We also have a full-service department to install or repair any part you purchase from us.

Our convenient online ordering system makes ordering your parts extremely easy.

Everything You Need in One Place

Lake Charles Toyota

Lake Charles Toyota offers a great selection of Toyota vehicles, a professional financing department, a top-quality auto repair department, and a full-service auto parts center.

We have something for everyone:

  • A wide variety of vehicle makes and models, including the Corolla, Camry, Highlander, Tundra, and RAV4.
  • Easy-to-get financing with excellent rates through our local finance company partners. Apply online or talk to one of our friendly staff members today!
  • We’re proud to offer some of the best prices on new cars in town, so you can rest assured you’re getting an excellent deal at Lake Charles Toyota – even on used vehicles!

It’s our goal to provide each customer with a fantastic experience at Lake Charles Toyota, so we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you’re happy with your purchase. We want you to have an outstanding buying experience, and we’re sure you’ll love our selection of new cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Visit Lake Charles Toyota Today

At Lake Charles Toyota, we’re here to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your lifestyle and budget. No matter your needs, Lake Charles Toyota is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a test drive or learn more about our great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. We’d love to hear from you!

Lake Charles Toyota

Can You Finance Auto Parts at Lake Charles Toyota?

If you’re in the market to buy new auto parts, you may be wondering what options are available to you regarding financing. Financing allows you to make your purchase now and pay later. Not every car dealership will allow you to finance auto parts. But Lake Charles Toyota isn’t like other dealerships! 

Here, we offer financing options for service, parts, and accessories. Whatever you need, the team at Lake Charles Toyota is here to make it happen. 

How Financing Auto Parts from Lake Charles Toyota Works

If you’re thinking about financing auto parts from Lake Charles Toyota, there are a few things you need to know first. 

First and foremost, you should know that all financing approvals are subject to a credit check. But don’t worry – this isn’t a hard credit check that will affect your score. If you’re approved for financing, you may have several loan term options and interest rates, depending on your score. 

Interest rates vary between 0% and 35.99%, with the higher amount usually applied to those who have a lower credit score. The details of your loan will depend on several factors, including but not limited to the loan amount and your credit history. 

If you’re ready to get started, all you need to do is visit our website. The whole financing application process will take a few minutes through our third-party vendor. 

Types of Auto Parts You Can Order from Lake Charles Toyota

Now that you know you have financing options available to you, what kinds of auto parts are available at Lake Charles Toyota for you to finance? The answer: a ton!

At Lake Charles Toyota, you can order a variety of different car parts, including: 

  • Engines
  • Alternators
  • Car battery
  • Fuel injectors
  • Brakes
  • Air filter
  • Headlamps
  • Spark plugs
  • Wiper blades
  • Timing belts

Whether you need a replacement part or are working on your own passion project, ordering the auto parts you need at an affordable rate is made easy when you utilize the services of Lake Charles Toyota. 

How to Order Auto Parts from Our Lake Charles Dealership

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Ordering the parts you need is easy and will only take you a few minutes. To order auto parts from us, you have two options available. 

First, you can give us a call at 337-419-3186 to speak with a member of our parts department. Our department is open on Tuesdays until 5:30 pm. During your call with us, we’ll talk about what we have available or what you need us to order and go from there. 

The second option is to fill out our auto part request form on our website. On this form, you’ll need to include your basic contact information like your name, email address, and phone number so we can reach out to you. You can even let us know your preferred method of contact, such as email, phone call, or through text message. 

Next, we need to know a little bit more about the vehicle you need parts for. While we do offer auto parts for a wide range of newer vehicles such as the ones available on our lot, we also can get auto parts for older Toyota vehicles that may not be as easily accessible from other dealerships or online dealers. 

Just let us know the make and model of your vehicle, as well as the year, trim, and how much mileage it currently has. Then let us know what parts you want to order. It’s that simple! 

When You Need Quality Auto Parts, Let the Team at Lake Charles Toyota Help You Get Them!

Sometimes finding the right auto part for your project can be a headache. But at Lake Charles Toyota, we don’t think it should be. That’s why we’ve simplified the auto part ordering process, so you can get the parts you need when you need them without all the fuss. 

To speak with our parts department directly about financing your auto parts, please give us a call at (337) 419-3186. If you have other questions, including valuing your trade or scheduling service, give us a call at (337) 426-1691 or (337) 419-2993. A member of our team is happy to speak with you and find a solution to whatever you’re looking for. 

While we’re proud to offer auto parts to customers, we are still a car dealership, so if you’re in the market for a new Toyota, we can help. From the Camry to the RAV4 and the 4Runner, we are your go-to source for all Toyota-brand vehicles. We look forward to working with you soon.