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Toyota Taxi Club / SPSV Grant Scheme

Exclusive Service Offers for Toyota Taxi Drivers
Join our Taxi Club to avail of special offers and learn more about the SPSV grant scheme and how it can work for you.

SPSV Grant Scheme

As you are probably aware, the ‘electric SPSV grant scheme’ opened to applicants on Feb 1st.

This scheme offers grants nationwide, for the purchase of new and second hand electric vehicles.

Grant monies of up to €7,000 will be available for battery electric vehicle (BEVs), and up to €3,500 for plug in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

At Crossings we offer the largest range of Hybrid vehicles in Kildare- In addition to this we are offering special incentives to taxi drivers.

Exclusive Taxi Service Offers

Join our Taxi Club and avail of exclusive service offers. To sign up or learn more call 045 897589 and ask for our Service Manager Mark. 

What's included in our Taxi Club Offer you ask? 

  • Hybrid servicing, including Hybrid Health Checks.
  • 10% off parts.
  • 10% off labour- at €71 p/h +VAT
  • Free wheel balance and yre fitting with tyres purchased.
  • Half price wheel alignment with 4 tyres fitted.
  • VHC carried out as standard.
  • 12 months warranty on all parts and labour supplied.
  • A/C special offer service - €70 including VAT (pollen filter and regas)
  • If you fail your NCT we will cover the cost of the retest. Provided a pre-test is carried out by Crossings.
  • Replacement cars available (not taxi)
  • 10% off bodyshop parts.
  • 10% off bodyshop labour.
  • Free estimates on bodywork - Insurance reapirs handled.
  • Toyota qualified technicians.
  • Genuine Toyota parts used.

 

World Premiere of the Legendary Supra

The world premiere of the new Toyota GR Supra at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

  • First appearance of the all-new Toyota GR Supra at NAIAS in Detroit on January 14th 2019
  • “Condensed Extreme” modern design that highlights power agility while also evoking the romance of classic styling from Toyota’s sports car heritage
  • Two-seat cabin with perfectly driver-focused cockpit inspired by the feel and lay-out of single-seater race cars
  • Classic sports car drivetrain featuring 340 DIN hp turbocharged straight-six engine with 500 Nm of torque and rear-wheel drive
  • Short wheelbase and wide track achieve the 1.55 “golden ratio” for exceptional handling agility
  • First customer deliveries from late summer 2019
  • First global GR model produced by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

The all-new Toyota GR Supra, the fifth generation of Toyota’s legendary sports car and the first global GR model to be produced by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, makes its world debut on January 14th 2019 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new Toyota GR Supra has been conceived as a sports car in its purest form, with no compromise that would take from the enjoyment of the driving experience. Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada has adhered to the classic form of a front-mounted, straight-six engine driving the rear wheels, building on the heritage of Toyota’s past Supra generations and original 2000GT sports car. Driving enthusiasts can look forward to an exhilarating blend of power, agility and precision handling, achieved thanks to the car’s combination of a short wheelbase and wide track, light weight, low centre of gravity and highly rigid body.

The 3.0-litre engine benefits from a twin-scroll turbocharger and produces 340 DIN hp and 500 Nm of torque. Coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, it is characterised by smooth and powerful acceleration, with large amounts of torque available across the full spectrum of engine speeds.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing was instrumental in honing the new sportscar’s performance, working extensively on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and surrounding roads in Germany in order to achieve the most agile, stable and rewarding handling. Further extensive testing was carried out on roads around the world.

To be certain that the car delivered on its promise, Toyota President Akio Toyoda put it to the test at the Nürburgring in his role as a Master Driver before giving it the final green light. New Toyota GR Supra customer deliveries will start from late summer 2019. 

Toyota President Akio Toyoda, who is also a master driver, said on the Supra: “Back in the day, I spent countless hours driving an old Supra at Nürburgring to become a master driver. Supra is like an old friend that holds a special place in my heart. While other manufacturers were putting their beautiful new prototypes which they were going to introduce through the paces, I was driving an old Supra that was no longer in production. So even though Toyota had no plans to make a new Supra, just like a lot of other die hard Supra fans around the world, I secretly wanted to make it happen. The new GR Supra was born through testing at Nürburgring, and I can honestly say that it is a car that is fun to drive and better than ever.”

Pure sports car design

Toyota Supra Chief Designer Nobuo Nakamura gave his team a simple brief around the concept of ‘Condensed Extreme,’ purposely avoiding any emotive words so that they were free to express their vision of a pure and individual sports car in a truly original design. “With Chief Engineer Tada pursuing driving pleasure, I knew that my mission was to create a design that would be visually and physically exciting to sports car fans,” he said. “By using a straight-six front engine, rear-wheel drive layout – something rarely seen in today’s cars – I was able to reach something beyond Toyota’s boundaries.” In the finished design, the ‘Condensed’ theme is evident in the relationship between the Toyota GR Supra’s large-diameter tyres, short wheelbase and overall length. It’s notable that the wheelbase is in fact shorter than in the GT86 coupe, and the tyres are larger. ‘Extreme’ is interpreted in the car’s wide stance, with tight cabin proportions and a broad tread, contributing to a high level of manoeuvrability and stability.

The cockpit is designed to put the driver at the centre of the action and it’s directly influenced by the lay-out found in single-seater race cars. The low, slim horizontal dashboard maximises the forward view through the windscreen, helping the driver place the car with precision in high-speed driving, while the principal controls are tightly grouped for quick and easy operation. The instrument panel, centre console and door trim combine in a seamless design that gives the cockpit a strong, unified feel. The new Toyota GR Supra’s seats have a racing-influenced design that ensures comfort at all times and excellent support, in particular if the car is being used on-track.

Engine performance

The performance heart of the new Toyota GR Supra is its 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine, producing up to 340 DIN hp and 500 Nm of torque. It is fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger, high-precision direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve control that secure segment-leading torque performance from very low revs. The unit is powerful, well-balanced, smooth and light revving, with an exhilarating acceleration feel.

It is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission that provides lightning-fast up and downshifts, with short ratios selected for the lower gears; the driver can take control of gear changes using paddle shifts on the steering wheel and can select Normal or Sport driving modes to suit their preference and the conditions. A Launch Control function enables powerful acceleration from standstill with maximum traction, helping the car move from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds

Active differential

All versions of the Toyota GR Supra sold in Europe will be fitted with an active differential that operates both when accelerating and decelerating and can seamlessly adjust from zero to full, 100% lock, with instant response. A dedicated ECU monitors a wide range of inputs, including steering wheel, throttle and brake pedal operation, engine speed and yaw rate, for appropriate triggering of the actuator.

Intensive handling development programme

High targets were set for the handling performance and these were achieved in a development programme led by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing that included extensive testing on a wide variety of challenging roads worldwide. The on-road testing also included sessions on race tracks, including the Nürburgring Nordschleife. High structural rigidity (greater even than the Lexus LFA supercar), a centre of gravity lower than the GT86 coupe and ideal 50:50 front/rear weight distribution were fundamental to achieving the dynamic goals, but required bold engineering decisions. For example, the desired weight balance was gained by moving the engine as far as possible rearwards, which introduced new production challenges.

The Toyota GR Supra is the first GR model to be produced by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing for the global market. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is the umbrella organisation for Toyota’s global motorsports programme and in the past year has won both the Le Mans 24 Hours in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Manufacturers’ Championship in the FIA World Rally Championship. Its work is based on three pillars: developing people through participation in motorsport; creating fans through the excitement of motorsport; and applying the knowledge gained from motorsport to make ever-better cars for the road that are fun-to-drive.

Supra 900

There will be 900 new Toyota GR Supra owners in Europe during the first year of the car’s launch and, as the first to reserve this pure new sports car, they will enjoy a number of special benefits. In recognition of their enthusiasm for the return of the Supra name, they will be given access to an exclusive experience programme and money-can’t-buy rewards in the lead-up to the delivery of their car, from late summer 2019.

Call Crossings Motor Centre on 045 897589 to find out more about the returning Supra. 

Commenting on the Supra, Steve Tormey Chief Executive of Toyota Ireland said:

"The Supra is one of the biggest legends and most-loved cars in Toyota history and there is huge excitement in its return. The new Supra has been created with pure performance and driving enjoyment in mind and with a stunning design that builds on previous generations of the car. We are sure that Supra fans will be enthused with the return of the Supra, and that it will help introduce a new generation of fans to the Legend."

Toyota Trade Pro Programme

Trade Pro a Success Nationwide
Anne Marie - Bishop receives her prize from Parts Manager Dermot Doyle [image courtesy of Auto Biz]

Toyota Trade Pro a Success

Toyota rolled out it's Trade Pro Programme in 2017 and has seen it grow from strength to strength. The programme offers discounts and competitively priced Toyota Genuine parts to a network of dealers and garages nationwide and has been growing consistently in the last quarter. In light of it's success, Toyota have rolled out a free prize draw to trade customers who have signed up to the programme. 

Anne- Marie Blessing is the first winner of the prize draw, a mechanic at Bishopscourt Motors in Kill and a trade customer of Crossings Motor Centre. We couldn't be more delighted that one of our own customers was the first to win!  The prize, a €250 pack of Toyota Genuine clothing and merchandise - presented at Crossings by Dermot Doyle, our Parts Manager.  

If you haven't already signed up as a Trade Customer with our dedicated Parts Department, then I suggest you should! Join the hundreds of other garages nationwide and see what savings you can make on Toyota Genuine Parts and Accessories. The TradePro programme covers; service kits, clutch kits, brake pads and discs, shock absorbers, batteries, service consumables and other components and also includes  special deals and promotions. It couldn't be easier to sign up to the Trade Pro Programme, so go ahead- save yourself time and money and get expert knowledge and advice for free!

To sign up call 045 897589 and ask for our Parts Manager Dermot Doyle or download the form below and send it back to us at:

  • Crossings Motor Centre,  Sallins Road, Naas, Co. Kildare. 

 

Toyota.

Built for a Better World. 

Toyota Trade Pro a Success

All New 2019 Toyota Hybrid Roadshow

Be the first to see the next generation, all new 2019 Hybrids before anyone else
Come along to Crossings on the 7th of January between 2pm-8pm

HYBRID INVASION 2019

Our Hybrid Roadshow was an exciting event! The all new, next-generation Hybrid models were delivered to Crossings for 2pm on the 12th of January, to a crowd of people excitied to see the Camry Hybrid, Corolla hatchback Hybrid, Corolla Saloon Hybrid and of course, the bigger, bolder Rav4 Hybrid. 

We had the models in the Showroom until 8pm and still had people coming in the doors to see the new vehicles right up until they were removed to be brought to the next location. The Hybrid Roadshow will be running until the end of the month, so if you missed it here at Crossings, there might be the opportunity to visit another Toyota Dealership in another county before the end of the tour. 

For many people this was their first chance to view the new cars, as a number of the models have only just recently gone into production for delivery in the next couple of months. In fact, 3 out of 4 of the vehicles we had in the Showwroom were left hand drive! Which may have been a little bit confusing, but just goes to show you how new the vehicles are! In fact, Ireland is the first country to have such a Roadshow, as the vehciles haven't even been displayed in the UK yet!

We took plenty of orders at the Event, and expect many more orders to be placed in the coming weeks as the final delivery date for the new models draws ever closer. 

Demand is high, so if you have been thinking of upgrading to one of the new Hybrids, don't hesitate to give us a call to find out all about our FANTASTIC 191 OFFERS such as 3 years Servicing on all new models and 3 years free 24hr Roadside Assistance as standard. In fact, we have made the Upgrade to Hybrid even easier as you can now Upgrade for Less with Toyota Finance and avail of our Trade In- Trade Up Booster of up to €3,000.

To avoid disappointment and be the envy of all your friends with your new Hybrid model, make sure to place your order early!

Camry Hybrid

After an absence of 14 years, Toyota is re-introducing the Camry in Ireland and across Western Europe, to maintain the brand’s presence in the D/E-saloon segment.

Now available as self-charging hybrid with a newly developed 2.5-litre hybrid electric system

New Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform for great driving dynamics and more efficient packaging

Elegant and dynamic exterior combined with superb levels of on-board comfort and roominess

Available as a self-charging hybrid, the new Camry expands Toyota’s line-up of hybrid electric vehicles to 8 models.

Its 2.5-litre hybrid electric powertrain combines fuel efficiency and low emissions and quiet operation with more power and greater responsiveness.

The all-new Camry is the 8th generation of a car that has won countless awards and distinctions since it first went on sale in 1982. The model is sold in more than 100 countries globally, with sales totalling over 19 million units to date.

With annual sales of more than 700,000 units globally, Camry remains the best-selling D/E-segment saloon in the world.

Available from April onwards.

Prices Starting from: €41,600

 

Camry Hybrid

Corolla Saloon

Renowned as the world’s best-selling car, with more than 45 million vehicles sold worldwide since its introduction in 1966. And, for the first time ever, the Corolla Saloon is arriving as a self-charging hybrid and will feature a 1.8-litre self-charging hybrid powertrain.

It will also be available with a 1.6 petrol engine, but we predict that 90% of Saloon sales in 2019 will be hybrid. The first-ever Corolla Saloon hybrid is part of the new game-changing 2019 hybrid generation.

It offers low cost of ownership, outstanding fuel economy of only 3.4 l/100 km (WLTP 4.3 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions of only 77 g/km (WLTP 98 g/km), while offering up to 50% all-electric drive on the everyday commute.

All TNGA-based vehicles prioritise the highest active and passive safety standards. And, fitted as standard with the sophisticated functions and systems of the latest Toyota Safety Sense technology, hybrid versions of the new Corolla Saloon are no exception.

Available from Mid-February onwards

Prices Starting from: €27,970              

Corolla Saloon

Corolla Hatchback

To coincide with Toyota’s New Global Architecture, which adds new dimensions of styling, driving dynamics and performance, the world’s best-selling nameplate the Corolla, is being adopted for the Corolla Hatchback, replacing the Auris name.

Longer and lower than its predecessor, the New Corolla Hatchback adopts a significantly more dynamic design and more striking styling. Overall length has increased by 40 mm for an even more spacious and comfortable cabin, overall height reduced by some 25 mm for a sleeker shape than ever before and a lower bonnet, which gives the driver a clearer forward view. The dynamic design of the all-new 2019 Corolla Hatchback is further emphasised through a bi-tone colour scheme, which combines the body colour with a black finish to the roof.

This is a very, stylish car. 

Available from Mid-January onwards

Prices Starting from: €28,145

Corolla Hatchback

Corolla Touring Sport

 The all-new Corolla TS features a dynamic, sleek, refined and versatile design. Created and developed in Europe, the Touring Sports' body type makes it a key model for people looking for practicality and style without compromise.

Reflecting the brand’s continued focus on hybrid technology, the Corolla Touring Sports will offer customers just one conventional engine -a 116 hp 1.2 litre turbo petrol unit- and a choice of 122 hp, 1.8 litre or 180 hp, 2.0 litre hybrid powertrains. This latter is a unique proposition in this segment as no other conventional powertrain can offer the same combination of performance and low emissions.

Available from Mid-February onwards

Prices Starting from: €30,195

Corolla Touring Sport

Rav4 Hybrid

With its sleek design, spacious interior and pioneering technology, the all-new 2019 RAV4 remains true to its heritage by continuing to define the SUV segment. The first RAV4 to be built on a Toyota New Global Architecture platform, the 2019 RAV4 makes significant advances in powertrain technologies, dynamic performance, intelligent safety provisions and all-round quality.

The new TNGA platform means it's larger, safer, more comfortable and quieter to drive. 

AVAILABLE NOW FROM CROSSINGS

Prices Starting from: €37,750

Rav4 Hybrid

Hybrid V's Mild Hybrid

Find out which is better for you and the environment.
Thinking about going Hybrid but want to know the difference between a Toyota Hybrid and a Mild Hybrid?

With a lot more "hybrid" models on the market, we have received numerous questions from people wanting to know what the difference is between a Hybrid and a mild Hybrid. 

It's a good time to learn more about your options and there has never been a better time to make the move to Hybrid as this 191 we are making the switch to Hybrid even easier. You can UPGRADE TO HYBRID FOR LESS with Toyota Finace, and avail of our Trade-In, Trade-Up booster of up to €3,000 when you trade in your old diesel model. So if you have any questions about the differences between Hybrid/ Mild Hybrid and EV, let us try to answer them here. 

Mild Hybrid

mild hybrid has an oversized starter motor that turns off the engine when the car is coasting, braking or stopped, then restarts the motor quickly and seamlessly. ...Mild hybrids don't have the same hybrid drivetrains (electric motors that start the vehicle) as a Toyota Hybrid.  This means that they don't have the same battery storage or the same fuel economy as full hybrids. In ‘mild hybrids’, the amount of electric power that drives the wheels is limited. A "mild hybrid" won’t normally drive on electric power alone, but a small electric motor can be used to fill in the gaps. These systems are cheaper than ‘full hybrid’ models but have a much smaller benefit it terms of emissions.

Toyota Hybrid

Our Toyota Hybrids are SELF-CHARGING.  Up to 50% of the time you are driving in electric mode, and yet you will never need to plug one in to re-charge it as our Hybrid vehicles recycle the energy most cars waste. The battery charges itself through the engine in normal driving and recycling energy when you brake. 

That means you get 30% better fuel economy,  30% less in maintenace costs and produce 40% less CO2 than our competitors conventional cars. ​​​​​​

 

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles, on the other hand, are fully electric, meaning they don't use any gasoline. ... But usually they have more room for batteries, since they don't have to make space for the gasoline engine. That means EVs offer a longer electric-only range than plug-in hybrids.

Electric vehicles have a number of disadvantages, including the fact that you need to ‘charge’ an electric vehicle, which takes far longer than filling a tank of petrol or diesel – usually several hours in comparison to a couple of minutes. Some electric cars can be half-charged in a shorter time, but this will ordinarily be around 45 minutes. During this time, the vehicle must be physically connected to a plug socket, which makes EV ownership difficult for a lot of buyers unless you own a driveway or have a charging point at work. 

Plug In's

In contrast to a full EV vehicle, the Toyota Plug In Prius runs on petrol and electric. Should you choose, it can be charged off the national grid - charging the car’s batteries and enabling some electric-only range, usually between 20 and 40 miles. This reduces the amount of petrol used over longer journeys,  in turn reducing the cost per mile as well as the overall exhaust emissions of the car. When used correctly; there is no requirement to plug the car in (unlike with electric cars) and many owners choose not to.

Twenty years ago, Toyota launched the hybrid revolution. Few believed. Yet now there are over 10 million Toyota hybrids on our roads, and a wider range of Toyota self-charging Hybrids available in Ireland than ever before. We started the hybrid revolution, inspired by the idea of burning less fuel and a dream of cleaner air for our children to breathe. While the world races to catch up, we race ahead to a future where harmful emissions will be a thing of the past. For our children’s children. If you have been thinking of upgrading to a Hybrid, then contact the Hybrid experts. Call Crossing son 045 897589 to find out more. 

 

 

The Future is Hybrid. The Future is Here.

Think Hybrid. Thinks Crossings.

Think Hybrid. Thinks Crossings.

How to drive in Stormy Weather

#StormCallum
Here are some driving tips for windy conditions

Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning ahead of #StormCallum which is set to hit tonight. It’s predicted to bring gales of up to 130km/h, heavy rain and the possibility of local flooding in different areas. So here are a few tips we thought might be helpful for driving in a storm, as high winds can result in difficulty steering, debris and fallen branches and trees.

 

What kind of car do you drive? The size and shape of your vehicle can have an impact on how the wind effects your driving. Larger vehicles with higher sides are much more likely to be effected by crosswinds. So if you’re driving an SUV or MPV (people carrier) it is important to be aware of your surroundings and ready to act quickly. Be prepared when passing exposed stretches of road, bridges, gaps in cover and when passing out trucks on the road, as these create conditions perfect for sudden gusts of wind to catch you off guard.

Hold your steering wheel with a firm grip and be prepared to correct the course of your vehicle. If you have it, avoid using cruise control so you are more in control of your vehicle’s speed – make sure to reduce your speed as well and take extra care when overtaking. Allow plenty of space between yourself and pedestrians or cyclists as they may be blown out in front of your path. Try and avoid wooded areas, as the likelihood of debris damaging your car is greater.

 

Lister to the weather reports and stay updated. If the weather is supposed to worsen, listen to the wise, wise words of Teresa Mannion and “Don’t make unnecessary Journeys”!!

 

#StormCallum

 

Cops and Donuts - Fundraising with Crossings for Special Olympics Leinster

Saturday 6th October - Love Donuts? Want to help a good cause?
This year we have partnered with Special Olympics Ireland to raise funds for the athletes, See how you can help!

Crossings Toyota support Garda event in Aid of Special Olympics Leinster


Saturday 6th October we are delighted to be sponsoring the Special Olympics Leinster in their Cops n' Donuts Fundraising Event taking place in the Newbridge Whitewater Shopping Centre.  


The event, organised by The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will take place from 9:30am-5pm in the Whitewater Shopping Centre. The public are encouraged to purchase a pack of donuts for a great cause from Special Olympic volunteers.  Donuts are priced at €2 for a pack of 2 and €5 for a pack of 6.  

 The Newbridge Cops n Donuts event has become an annual success helping Special Olympics change the lives of athletes with an intellectual disability all over Co. Kildare and Ireland.  We have to say that it is a pleasure to  to work with Special Olympics and the local Gardaí on this great event as we see the huge benefits the proceeds made from events like this one have on our local Special Olympics Athletes across our communities.


Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities, offering year round training and competition opportunities in over 15 sports. Their vision is for every person with a learning disability to have the opportunity to participate in high quality sport and development activities in their local community, that bring life-changing experiences of increased skills, self-confidence and joy.


Eoin Treanor, Fundraising Coordinator for Special Olympics in Leinster, said: “We are delighted with this magnificent support from Crossings Toyota for the Newbridge Cops n Donuts event and we are thrilled to welcome them onboard as our main event sponsors. The people of Co. Kildare have been amazing in their support of Special Olympics and the backing of Crossings Toyota is yet another indication of the value Special Olympics holds in local communities across Co. Kildare.”


For more information on Cops n Donuts Newbridge or if you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Eoin Treanor on eoin.treanor@specialolympics.ie for all the details. 
 

RSA Check it Fits

Come along to Crossings on the 4th October and have your child seat checked out by the professionals

At Toyota, we‘re innovating to make life better with our customers’ best interests at heart. We strive to provide you with the best and safest driving experience. Sometimes the simplest step can help save a life.

Did you know that 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted? We have partnered with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Check it Fits' Service which aims to save lives by ensuring child seats are properly fitted in cars.  In 2017, the RSA checked over 3,300 child car seats at Toyota dealerships. Now, with the support from Toyota, the RSA Check it Fits service’ aim is to accommodate 10,000 checks across 150 locations in 2018.

On Thursday, 4th October at Crossings Motor Centre, your local Toyota dealer in Kildare, RSA experts who are familiar with almost every child car seat on the market will help parents and guardians correctly fit their child car seats for free. Please extend our invitation to family, friends and neighbours who use child car seats. They don’t even need to drive a Toyota.

Drop in to us between 10am and 5.30pm, to make sure your child seat is fitted correctly and browse our showroom while you wait, with some light refreshments on offer. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes and provides the peace of mind that our most precious are safely buckled up.

 

If you have any questions please call the team at Crossings Motor Centre on (045) 897589.    For more information and other locations in your area please visit www.checkitfits.ie.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Kind Regards,

Liam Fitzpatrick

Dealer Principal

182 Fleet Sale

Our Fleet vehicles are back!
That means savings on a nearly new 182. Limited stock so call now to secure the car of your dreams.

Our 182 Fleet Vehicles are BACK! That can only mean great savings for you! If you are looking for a 182 without the 182 price tag then call into Crossings. We have a great range of 182 vehicles back in stock, with low mileage and great savings. Whether you are looking for a small, medium or larger car, we've got something to suit your needs and more importantly your budget. We also have a limited number of Hybrid vehicles coming back into stock, these will be snapped up so if you have been thinking of upgrading to Hybrid, now is the perfect opportunity.

All our Fleet vehicles come with €2,000 scrappage on your old vehicle, the balance of the Manufactures Warranty and the opportunity to buy a 2 year Service Pack for €299.
Fleet stock will have had a full service and valet and are ready and waiting to go to their new homes, so don't delay, Call now! 045 897589

182KE5 - Hybrid Luna Sport

You won't be feeling blue driving around in this electric Nebula Blue Auris Hybrid.. With Tinted Windows and Alloy Wheels, the exterior is sporty, while inside the fun continues with a Reversing Camera, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth and lots more.

*ScrappagePrice €25,888 - Retail Price €27,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€89 per week based on 35% deposit of €9,761 and 61 monthly payments of €385 on finance. T&C's apply
 

182KE5 - Hybrid Luna Sport

182KE9 - Auris Luna Sport

This gorgeous Tokyo Red Auris Luna Hybrid Sport is going to be highly sought after. Features include: Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Full Service History, Electric Windows, Finance Available, Electric Mirrors, Centre Armrest, Bluetooth Phone, Air Conditioning, Adjustable seats, Tinted Windows, Alloy Wheels, Reversing Camera, Passenger Airbag, Multiple Airbags, Car History Checked, ISO Fix, Retractable Mirrors, Driver Airbag, Rain sensor, Radio/CD/MP3

*ScrappagePrice €23,888 - Retail Price €25,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€83 per week based on 35% deposit of €9,061 and 61 monthly payments of €358 on finance. T&C's apply

182KE9 - Auris Luna Sport

182KE12 -Yaris Luna

This Ash Grey Yaris Luna 182 is ALMOST brand new! This is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on a 182 with low, low mileage for a fantastic price.

*Scrappage Price €14,888 - Retail Price €16,888
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€54 per week based on 35% deposit of €5,911 and 61 monthly payments of €233 on finance. T&C's apply
 

182KE12 -Yaris Luna

182KE15 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

This gorgeous Metalstream CHR Hybrid Luna Sport is only 2 months old! It doesn't get much newer than that when it comes to second hand cars.If you want to know more, call us on 045 897589. 

Features include: Alloy Wheels, Auto Retractable Door Mirrors, Smart Entry & Start System, Rain Sensor, Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam, Adaptive Cruise Contro,l Lane Departure Alert, Dual Zone Climate Control Front Fog Lights, Multi Fucntion Steering Wheel, and Toyota Touch Multimedia System 

*ScrappagePrice €29,888 - Retail Price €31,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€102 per week based on 35% deposit of €11,161 and 61 monthly payments of €441 on finance. T&C's apply

182KE15 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

182KE16 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

This gorgeous Metalstream CHR Hybrid Luna Sport is only 2 months old! It doesn't get much newer than that when it comes to second hand cars.If you want to know more, call us on 045 897589.

Features include: Alloy Wheels, Auto Retractable Door Mirrors, Smart Entry & Start System, Rain Sensor, Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam, Adaptive Cruise Contro,l Lane Departure Alert, Dual Zone Climate Control Front Fog Lights, Multi Fucntion Steering Wheel, and Toyota Touch Multimedia System 

*ScrappagePrice €29,888 - Retail Price €31,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€102 per week based on 35% deposit of €11,161 and 61 monthly payments of €441 on finance. T&C's apply

182KE16 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

182KE17 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

We just love the look of this Metalstream CHR Hybrid Luna Sport. Top Spec it comes with everything you could possibly need. 

Features include: Reversing Camera, Alloy Wheels, Auto Retractable Door Mirrors, Smart Entry & Start System, Rain Sensor, Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam, Adaptive Cruise Contro,l Lane Departure Alert, Dual Zone Climate Control Front Fog Lights, Multi Fucntion Steering Wheel, and Toyota Touch Multimedia System 

*ScrappagePrice €29,888 - Retail Price €31,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€102 per week based on 35% deposit of €11,161 and 61 monthly payments of €441 on finance. T&C's apply

182KE17 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

182KE18 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

This gorgeous CHR Hybrid Luna Sport is only 2 months old! Ash Grey in colour, it really looks great, with Body Coloured Bumpers and Mirrors, Alloy Wheels and a fantastically stylish exterior. It doesn't get much newer than that when it comes to second hand cars.If you want to know more, call us on 045 897589. 

*ScrappagePrice €29,888 - Retail Price €31,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€102 per week based on 35% deposit of €11,161 and 61 monthly payments of €441 on finance. T&C's apply

182KE18 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

182KE19 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

This gorgeous Ash Grey Hybrid Luna Sport is only 2 months old! It doesn't get much newer than that when it comes to second hand cars

Features Include: Tinted Windows, Electric Mirrors, Alloy Wheels, Centre Armrest, Bluetooth Phone, Air Conditioning, Car History Checked, Adjustable seats, Radio/CD/MP3, Outside temperature meter, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Electric Windows, Reversing Camera, Passenger Knee Airbag, Front Fog Lights, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Multiple Airbags, Rain sensor, ISO Fix, Full Service History, Finance Available

*ScrappagePrice €29,888 - Retail Price €31,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€102 per week based on 35% deposit of €11,161 and 61 monthly payments of €441 on finance. T&C's apply

182KE19 - CHR Hybrid Luna Sport

182KE180 - Auris Hybrid

This Pearl White Auris is going to fly out of Crossings. Part of our 182 Fleet, it comes with low mileage and a lower than brand new price tag for a 182. Fully serviced, valeted and ready to go to a new home, this one is worth taking out for a test drive. 

*ScrappagePrice €25,888 - Retail Price €27,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€88 per week based on 35% deposit of €9,065 and 61 monthly payments of €379 on finance. T&C's apply

182KE180 - Auris Hybrid

182KE183 - Yaris 1.0

This gorgeous Platinum Bronze Yaris Luna 1.0 is only 2 months old! It doesn't get much newer than that when it comes to second hand cars.If you want to know more, call us on 045 897589.

*ScrappagePrice €16,888 - Retail Price €18,888 
*Scrappage Price includes €2,000 scrappage allowance. All trade in's welcome.
€60 per week based on 35% deposit of €6,611 and 61 monthly payments of €261 on finance. T&C's apply
 

182KE183 - Yaris 1.0

Recently failed an NCT?

Don't Panic- Let Crossings take the stress out of the NCT

If you have recently failed and NCT then let Crossings help you out. We are offering FREE INSPECTIONS and ESTIMATES to all cars with an NCT Fail sheet. Just call up 045 897589 and let us know you have recently failed an NCT when making your booking.

Make sure to bring your fail sheet with you when bringing your car in for your free inspection and we will conduct a full Vehicle Health Check on your car, and we will give you a FREE ESTIMATE on the work that needs to be carried out to get you back on the road.  Our technicians are all Toyota Trained, giving you peace of mind and quality service 100% of the time. 

If you are prepared for your NCT then there is a better chance of passing first time around. Save yourself the time and hassle of a failed NCT by bringing your vehicle into us  for a PRE-NCT check up before the date of the test.  If you want to book in for a PRE-NCT we will perform a full Vehcile Health Check and refocus your headlights, as this is something that a lot of cars fail on first time around.  A PRE-NCT check up will cost you €30 without a fail sheet.

 

 

Preparing for your NCT

There are a number of things NCT Centers recommend you do before bringing your vehicle in to be tested.  If all the below items have not been taken car of then the NCT may be unable to test your vehicle the first time around and you will have to book in for a re-test. 

1. Your car has adequate oil and water.

2. The boot is empty and your vehicle is clear of all valuables and personal belongings.

3. The vehicle is reasonably clean (especially the underbody).

4. The wheel hubcaps are removed (only in the case where wheel nuts are not visible) and the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure.

5. The engine is in a fit state to be tested e.g. cam belt / timing belt. You may be asked to sign a disclaimer at the test centre.

6. All seat belts and clips are fully visible (including rear).

7. We also recommend that you have your lights checked and set prior to the NCT.

8. Your Vehicle Registration Book, Registration Certificate or Licensing Certificate is with you when you arrive at the test centre.

9. You bring identification (driving licence) with you on the day of the test. The person who brings the car for inspection brings their identification with them (driving licence) as failure to provide the required identification will result in the vehicle not being issued an NCT certificate at the time of testing

10. You have your test fee of €55.00, plus any cancellation fee (if applicable) payable by cash, laser card and all major credit cards (excluding American Express).

11. Your vehicle is at a normal operating temperature prior to arriving at the test centre for inspection

12. Your registration plates comply with current regulations

 

If you do find any faults that you’re unable to easily rectify yourself, contact Crossings in advance and we can complete the work required before the test is carried out. Ensuring a pass the first time around. 

Contact our Service Department on 045 897589 if you have any queries. Don't Painc! Think NCT, Think Crossings. 

September Service Offer

Car in need of a little TLC? Book your service this month to avail of our discount.
Get 10% off labour and parts when you book a service with Crossings this September

Discount Code: CMC10%

This September we are runing a discounted offer. If your car is in need of a service make sure to book in this month to avail of our 10% on parts and labour. 

With the kids back to school and a definite change in the weather, now is the time to get your car in tip top shape for all those school runs, training sessions and trips to the shops. 

Did you know that different temperatures and weather patterns can affect your vehicle’s abilities, so it’s important that you take this time to get your vehicle checked out by our Toyota Trained Technicians to ensure it won't let you down when you most.  When you book a service with Crossings you get peace of mind - In addition to a Quality Toyota Service, we will carry out a FREE Vehicle Health Check on your car to make sure that it is running at 100% at all times. 

We have a customer waiting area, with complementary WIFI and refreshments, so you can sit back and relax while we look after your vehicle. 

Call us now on 045 897589 to book your Autumn service. Make sure to quote this months discount code over the phone while making your booking. CMC10%

All new Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Learn more about the exciting new Corolla Hybrid Family
The much anticipated announcement of the all new Corolla has finally arrived. 2019 will see the arrival of the world’s first Corolla Hybrid which will hit Irish shores in February 2019, as the fourth model in the eagerly anticipated 2019 Toyota self-charging hybrid invasion.

Register Your Interest to get Exclusive Updates

Renowned as the world’s best-selling car, with more than 45 million vehicles sold worldwide since its introduction in 1966, the first-ever Corolla hybrid will be charged with a 1.8 hybrid powertrain and will carry a more modern and stylised aesthetic and will reflect the ‘fun-to-drive’ philosophy that’s integral to the TNGA system and the new game-changing hybrid generation.

Coming in as part of the new generation of self-charging hybrids arriving in early 2019, the Corolla Hybrid is a unique offering in the saloon segment; the combination of sleek styling, efficient and engaging hybrid driving dynamics makes for an outstanding package. A firm favourite with Irish drivers, and globally one of the most recognised model names, it’s expected that demand will be high. It will also be available with a 1.6 petrol engine, but we predict that 90% of Saloon sales in 2019 will be hybrid.

Prices and grade level information for all grades of the 191 Corolla Hybrid will be available from Toyota dealers nationwide on 18th October 2018, where deposits will be taken to guarantee delivery. Given supply restrictions, those interested in securing early delivery are encouraged to register their interest below now.

REGISTER

Crossings 181 Demo Sale

For more information on our demo range call: 045 897589

Save Thousands on Selected Models when you buy a Crossings Dealership 181 Demo Model

Buying a Dealership Demo model can be a great investment. You can get a 6 month old car, top spec, with very low milage and one careful owner! Our Demo models here at Crossings are used for Test Drives, or lent out as courtesy cars to customers who are having work or servicing carried out on their own vehicles. Our Demos have been meticulously maintained while at Crossings and are kept to the highest standard possible. If you are looking for a top spec, high quality car, and don't mind a few kilometeres on the clock, then this could be the perfect oppertunity for you to make some savings. We have an excellent range of Demo models in stock, but only one of each, so when they are gone they are gone.

Currently we have in stock a 181:  Aygo XPlay +, Corolla Luna Sport, Yaris Luna, CHR Sol, CHR Hybrid Luna and Prius Hybrid Luxury. 

Call our Sales Department now on 045 897589 to find out how much you could save if you buy one of our Demo models as opposed to a brand new 182. 

Hybrid News

Significant growth in Hybrid sales across the country

Rural Ireland is driving growth in self-charging hybrid cars

 

Research shows significant growth across the country in 2018

According to the latest year on year comparison, Self-Charging Hybrid (HEV) cars have seen significant growth across the country in 2018* with a 58% increase in Connacht, 83% increase in Leinster, 76% increase in Munster and 54% increase in Ulster (Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal) compared to the same time-period in 2017.

At Crossings 3 out of 4 new Toyota drivers are buying Hybrid. The statistics are showing that this is a trend across the country and not just limited to Urban/Town environments. There has been a 74% increase in Hybrid Sales in Kildare alone.

Toyota announced earlier this year that, in line with its "Built for a Better World" brand promise, it is ceasing production of diesel passenger cars this year to focus on more environmentally sustainable vehicles, led by self-charging Hybrids.

Commenting on the regional growth figures Steve Tormey, CEO of Toyota Ireland said,

“It’s fantastic to see such significant Hybrid growth across the country, and not just in the most populated cities. In the past, some commentators have tried to dismiss Hybrid as being relevant only to city driving, but the percentage growth numbers paint a very clear story of how Hybrid is being embraced in both urban and more rural environments.

“With our new game-changing self-charging Hybrid models coming in 2019, including the return of the iconic Camry after a 14-year absence, we expect Hybrid to go from strength to strength and the trend of rural adoption of Hybrid to accelerate quicker and further than where it is today.”

If you haven't already taken a Hybrid test drive, then call into Crossings and book one with us today. You will be surprised at the difference between driving a Hybrid and regular petrol or diesel engine. The Hybrid is much quieter, and being an automatic, much easier to drive. Give us a call on 045 897589 to find out more. Think Hybrid; Think Crossings.

 

Taking your car on Holiday?

Top Tips to get your Car Summer Ready

Holidaying with your car this Summer?

Whether taking your car on a "Staycation" or Travelling Abroad, here are our top tips for you and your car this Summer. First things first...You are going to have to check that your car is roadworthy!

(1) Tyres

Whenever preparing for a long journey you should make sure to check your tyres. Check that each tyre is inflated to the correct pressure for your make and models specifications. Don't forget to take into consideration the weight of a your car at full capacity when travelling with family and luggage, as this will affect the correct pressure for your tyres.  Individually check for any damage or signs of wear on each tyre-don't forget to check the spare!  Check the tread depth of each tyre; 1.6mm is the minimum legal requirement for tyres in Europe. It is  recommended that you have a depth of at least 3mm.  We will perform a FREE TYRE CHECK  for you in Crossings if you have any doubts as to the safety of your tyres. Now that your tyres are sorted, check under the bonnet:

(2) Coolant//Oil//Water//Brake Fluid

When the engine is cool you should check that the different fluid levels in your car are between the maximun and minumum marks.If you are unsure as to where to find the different reservoirs, consult your vehicle manual, or pop into Crossings and we can check for you. 

(3) Aircon

Make sure your Aircon is working properly! This one should be fairly obvious- you will know yourself if your Aircon is working- keeping the car cool while on long drives or abroad where the weather is warmer is key to you and you families comfort. Crossings currently have a Summer Aircon Offer, where we will Re-Gas your Aircon and change your Pollen Filter for €99. Ensuring peace of mind and comfort while travelling.

(4) Wipers

Hopefully you won't need them too often when off on your Summer Holidays, but always remember to check the quality of the blades before heading off. Be prepared for those sudden and often unexpected downpours! Check that the rubber blades on your wipers aren't worn down or peeling away. If they are not totally clearing the water, leaving streaks or making lots of noise when in use. Call into Crossings and see about replacing them before you set off.

(4) Insurance

 Before you leave home, notify your Insurance Company that you are taking your car abroad. Although you should be covered automatically for third-party liability, it may be a condition of your policy that you inform them before going. Find out if your Breakdown Assistance applies while abroad. If not, you can buy a separate policy that will cover the cost of a breakdown.

(5) Rules of the Road

 Be aware of your surroundings. This might sound like an obvious one, but while travelling in different parts of the world you may be required to drive on the opposite side of the road. Watch the other cars around you. Take your time when approaching roundabouts or overtaking. If you do get into any serious trouble there is a European Emergency Call Number -112- that you should contact in case of an accident or emergency.

(6) Summer Safety Kit

We recommend having a Summer Safety Kit in your vehicle. Pack bottles of water and snacks for long journeys are always essential for your car kit. You never know when you might run into trouble and t is always be prepared for every eventuality. Pack some visibility equipment such as Triangle and High-Visibility Jackets, Travel Games, a small Tool Kit and First Aid Kit. Flashlight, spare Battery Pack for your Phone, Jump Cables and of course, don't forget the Sunscreen!!

We hope you have a fantastic trip, whether at home or abroad, and if you have any concerns, don't hesitate to call into Crossings before you head off and we will advise and help you as best we can. Think Safety: Think Crossings.

Naas U12's visit Crossings

Proud Sponsors of the Naas GAA U12's Team

Delighted to have had the Naas U12's team in to celebrate their almost victory in the Darragh Herbert Memorial Tournament here in Crossings. They put their hearts into the event and were unfortunatly beaten at the last hurdle by Kerry. We're so proud to be able to sponsor such an energetic and talented group of lads. Today was a mini celebration. The guys got to come in an show off their lovely new jerseys and enjoy a load of well earned pizzas! Crossings was buzzing, with a couple of the lads asking us how much the cars were, and telling us how much pocket money they get a week.....already saving up for a Toyota! 

 

We look forward to seeing how you get on with the rest of your matches this Summer and wish you all the best of luck. You're all winners to us! So proud to be your sponsors! Well done!

 

Toyota Camry

The iconic Toyota Camry is making it's comeback in 2019

What's new?

  • Available as self-charging hybrid with a newly developed 2.5-litre hybrid electric system
  • New Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform for great driving dynamics and more efficient packaging
  • Elegant and dynamic exterior combined with superb levels of on-board comfort and roominess
  • Available in Q2 2019

 

After an absence of 14 years, Toyota is re-introducing the Camry in Ireland and across Western Europe, to maintain the brand’s presence in the D/E-saloon segment.

Available as a self-charging hybrid, the new Camry expands Toyota’s line-up of hybrid electric vehicles to 8 models.

Its 2.5-litre hybrid electric powertrain combines fuel efficiency and low emissions and quiet operation with more power and greater responsiveness.

The all-new Camry is the 8th generation of a car that has won countless awards and distinctions since it first went on sale in 1982. The model is sold in more than 100 countries globally, with sales totalling over 19 million units to date.

With annual sales of more than 700,000 units globally, Camry remains the best-selling D/E-segment saloon in the world.

Latest Generation

The latest generation Camry showcases Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) design and engineering philosophy. TNGA places enthusiast-oriented 'fun to drive' characteristics and alluring styling on an equal footing with superlative build quality, highly efficient packaging, and innovative, user-friendly technology.

As a result, the all-new Camry builds on all the core values that have made it so popular to date - segment-leading levels of quality, durability and reliability, quietness and ride quality- with head-turning new exterior and interior design, outstanding comfort and roominess, state-of-the-art powertrain technology and new found levels of driving pleasure, thanks to driving dynamics specifically tuned for the European market

The new Camry Hybrid will be available in Ireland in the second quarter of 2019.

To follow the Camry’s return to Ireland, please register your interest below to receive regular updates before the launch in Q2 2019.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW

Toyota Air Con Service €99

Ever had your air conditioning unit serviced in your car? It might be time to!

Why does my car need an air conditioning service? It’s a question you might ask yourself when you see posts advertising car air conditioning servicing offers online, in the paper or on the side of the road.

The truth is, an air conditioning service is quite important as it can affect your health in various ways.

Did you know that a poorly maintained air conditioning system can become a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi? That’s not good news for anyone, especially those with small kids or asthma sufferers in particular. Unlike heating systems, the process of cooling hot air in your car creates a lot of moisture and condensation, which must be channeled away.

Here at Crossings Motor Centre we can service your air conditioning unit, including re-gassing, leak testing and pollen filter replacement. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your air conditioning while keeping it healthy and safe. Air conditioning services are available now from only €99. Call us today on 045-897589 to book a service and ensure your peace of mind.

Worn Brake Pads

How to recognise the signs
A common problem we see here at Crossings is signs of worn brake pads. 

Have a feeling your brakes aren't working as they should? Here are some helpful hints to help you recognise when you need to replace your brake pads. Here are a couple of signs that indicate that your brake pads require attention. Here are the top brake problem symptoms, so you can recognise the signs.

  • Screeching, grinding, squealing, and other unusual noises are common indicators that something is wrong with your brake pads...
  • Vibration and pulsation in the pedal or your steering wheel. ...
  • Needing to press down harder than usual in order to brake...

 

Check to see if the brake light or ABS indicator light has illuminated on your dashboard. If the light has come on then you should come see us as soon as possible and we will perform a free brake inspection for you. You should always get abnormal sounds, smells or feelings checked out. These are usually good indicators of an underlying problem. Getting smaller problems like brake pads replaced as soon as wear is indicated is always a good idea, as unchecked problems can lead to more expensive damage being caused to the vehicle.

 

When the brake pads need replacing it can usually be quite obvious, even to a novice driver. By then it can often  be too late to prevent an accident, The legal limit for brake pads in Ireland is 3mm, however it’s recommended to replace them before this. When you bring your vehicle into Crossings we will conduct a free Vehicle Health Check. One of the things we look out for are signs of worn brake pads and discs and we will always alert you to the condition of these should we notice anything of concern.

 

The wear put on brake pads on your Toyota will depend on several factors — such as the amount of mileage you do and your personal driving habits. For example, city drivers use their brakes more often than drivers commuting on freeways. On average, brake pads can last  anywhere from 30-60k miles.

If you are concerned about your brake pads, make sure to call into Crossings. Call us on 045 897589 and we will have a qualified Toyota technician check over your car for you. Giving you peace of mind and the quality of service your Toyota and you deserve.

 

Remember...

Toyota Prius receives What Car? Best Car Safety Award for 2017

“Toyota’s new Prius performed very well in Euro NCAP crash tests and has an innovative reverse AEB system.”

Having looked at all passenger cars available right now, the judges gave the win to the Toyota Prius  — helped by a consistently high score in all of the areas Euro NCAP tests, as well as some truly innovative safety technology.

The Prius’s reverse AEB system is what tipped the scores in Toyota’s favour, as it could not only save you money, but potentially lives as well.

The fact that you can now drive one of the safest cars around for less than €250 a month only sweetens the deal.

THE PRIUS HAS the highest overall Euro NCAP score of any car tested in 2016, which is a great start.

The judges were particularly impressed with the Prius’s reverse AEB system, which comes as standard on most models. The system can detect objects — whether that be pedestrians or other cars — behind the Prius. This helps when reversing out of a tight parking space, and could stop accidents, because a quarter of all crashes in the UK involve reversing. When Euro NCAP tested the car, they awarded this AEB system maximum points.

The Prius is also best of the finalists for pedestrian protection, with the front bumper scoring top marks.

Like the other two finalists, the Prius also comes with lane keeping assistance, which falls under the umbrella of Toyota’s Safety Shield. Not only can it warn you if the car strays out of line, it can also provide steering inputs if you fail to react.

The Prius gets road sign recognition, which displays the current speed limit to the driver, and issues a warning sound if you stray above the limit. Every Prius also comes with adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam assistance.

The panel said the fact that so much safety technology is being fitted across the Prius range means buyers are getting real value for money.

Tips for Driving in Freezing Conditions

How to stay safe on the roads in Ice and Snow.
Snow and Ice create adverse driving conditions. Here are our tips for getting you though the cold spell safely.

EXTRA TIME: Give yourself plenty of extra time if you do have to drive in wintery conditions. You will need to defrost your vehicle and clear off any excess snow. The roads are also going to be in bad contition, so you will have to drive slowly in a low gear. 

TYRES:  Check your tyres. Tyre thread debth is essential to road safety. Make sure your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure and that your tyre thread depth is sufficient. Replace them if the tread depth falls below 3mm. Don't forget to check your spare tyre!

VISABILITY: Make sure all your windows and mirrors are clear before you set out.  De-icer and a scraper  are your best friends in cold weather. Use warm water (not hot as it can crack your windshield) to aid defrosting. Check your wiper blades. These need to be replaced every 6 months-1 year. Top up your screenwash-this will help to prevent the water from freezing.

LIGHTS:  Make sure all your lights are in good working order. Visability can be greatly diminished in snowy conditions and it is essential that you can be seen on the roads by other drivers. Remember to clear the snow from your lights as well as your windows and mirrors.

LOW GEARS: Manoeuvre gently, slow down and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front. Too much steering is bad and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Select a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bends.When you slow down, use your brakes so that the brake lights warn drivers behind you.

BLACK ICE: Learn and watch out for the signs of black ice.If the road looks polished or glossy it could be black ice.This is one of winter's worst hazards:  It is nearly transparent and can be difficult to spot.  Often it just looks like a harmless puddle, especially in sheltered or shaded areas on the roads, under trees and adjacent to high walls. Drive slowly and use additional caution if you think you have spotted it.

 

KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN THE BOOT!!

You just never know when you might be in need of some of these items. During extream weather events it makes sense to pack your car for all eventualities. It is recommended you have these items to hand, you never know when you might just need them:

  • Blanket/Additional Clothing 
  • Warm Winter Boots
  • Food & Water
  • High Visibility Vest
  • Tow rope
  • Spare bulbs
  • Spare fuel
  •  Shovel
  • Hazard warning triangle
  • Spare wheel/Puncture Repair Kit
  • De-icing equipment 
  • First aid kit 
  • Torch

 

STAY AT HOME: DON'T MAKE UNNECESSARY JOURNEYS!

Listen to the weather reports. If you are told to stay of the roads then do so. This leaves the emergency services free to deal with real emergencies.

Stay Safe-Crossings 

First Motability Day at Crossings- 2018

Come along and Test Drive the new Wheelchair Accessible Proace
We had our Motability day here on February 2nd 2018 with experts from Motability Ireland who came along to talk us through their New Wheelchair Accessible Toyota Proace. Special guest Patrick Monahan even dropped by to check it out and meet the Team here at Crossings. It was very informative, for staff and customers alike. Not many people are aware of the grants and schemes that are available to them when buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle, either for a disabled driver or passenger. We have all the information on hand here in store and will be able to talk you through all the financing, VRT and grants available. If you have any questions about motability don't hesitate to give us a call on 045 897589.
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