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What to have in your car in case of an emergency

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
View from above looking down at a snowy road

Whether you’re trekking through brutal Wisconsin winters or humid summer, it’s important to have emergency gear in your vehicle. From a simple flashlight to jump cables, these are some of the essentials that will absolutely come in handy in the event of an emergency.


4 of the best features for your Toyota Tacoma

Sunday, September 15th, 2019
2019 Toyota Tacoma driving through the desert

What are must-have Toyota Tacoma accessories?

The Toyota Tacoma has always been recognized for its incredible capability and power. From tough towing projects to bumpy off-roads, the Toyota Tacoma tackles it all with confidence and precision. It’s thanks to the Tacoma’s athletic personality and a long list of handy features and technologies. Are you interested in adding even more great equipment to your Toyota Tacoma? Here are some of the many must-have Tacoma accessories. (more…)

What are the reasons to do a no payment down lease?

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
man signing a lease

Reasons to do a no payment down lease 

In recent years, leasing has increased in trend over buying a new vehicle. What are some of the reasons behind this? What are different leasing options and which ones would be the right one for you? Today Le Mieux Toyota will help explain different types of leasing.  (more…)

How to tell if your car battery needs replacing

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Mechanic testing a car battery

Bitterly cold temperatures can really take a toll on your vehicle, especially the battery. The cold can slow your battery down and make it seem as though it’s operating slower than usual. Essentially, the harsh temperatures we get in Wisconsin force your vehicle’s battery to work harder by slowing down the chemical reactions happening inside the case. The good news is many batteries that are made specifically for cold climates have a “cold cranking amp” or a CCA number. The higher the number, the better the battery is for frigid temperatures. That said, how do you know if your battery needs replacing or it’s just the winter chill that is making your car’s battery appear more sluggish? (more…)

What should you do if you hit a deer?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
A herd of deer in winter

Wisconsin is it a beautiful state with some some unique automotive hazards. We’re talking specifically about deer. These graceful animals are lovely to look at, but can do some real damage to your vehicle if you hit one. If you’re one of the fortunate few who have never hit a deer with your vehicle, then you might be wondering what you should do if that does happen. Fear not! Here’s what you can do if you find yourself in this situation. (more…)

5 hunting season essentials for your truck

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
A man and a woman next to the 2018 Toyota Tundra

How to get your truck ready for the Wisconsin hunting season

Autumn is here and that means that the hunting season is upon us. Now is the time of year for big game, epic hunting adventures and plenty of time spent in the great outdoors. But a little preparation is necessary before you even head out. In addition to getting your hunting gear in order, it’s also a good idea to equip your truck with some essentials. Here’s how to get your vehicle ready for the Wisconsin hunting season and set yourself up for success. (more…)

What to do if your Toyota Smart Key isn’t working

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Man holding a key fob in a car

Toyota won’t start when press Smart Key

Technology is a wonderful thing. In fact, it’s features like the Toyota Smart Key that make driving even easier. With Toyota Smart Key you don’t have to use a physical key to start your vehicle. As long as the key fob is in the vehicle, you can press the start button on the dashboard and the engine will turn on. It’s really that easy! With that said, there are a few things that can happen that will prevent the engine from starting. If you’re Toyota won’t start when you press the Smart Key, you’ve come to the right place. Here is how to troubleshoot. (more…)

AAP now recommends children use rear-facing seats longer

Saturday, September 1st, 2018
A baby in a car seat

New 2018 child car seat guidelines

Child car seat recommendations received an update from the American Academy of Pediatrics on August 30 in a new policy statement, “Child Passenger Safety,” and a related technical report. The policy now recommends that children use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible. (more…)