Category: Safety


Torque’s Top Tips – What to do in the event of a car accident

June 15, 2020

With more vehicles back on the road and for longer periods following ISO, it’s a good time to freshen up on what to do in the event of a car accident. Our number 1 priority at Torque Toyota is to ensure our family – and that includes you, our valued customers – are safe when they’re behind the wheel. Unfortunately, even the most careful drivers can find themselves involved in a road collision at some...

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Toyota Technology Lends a Hand in the Fight Against COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Toyota has utilised its advanced design, technology and production expertise to help assist the medical community in protecting them from the COVID-19 virus by developing and manufacturing desperately needed face shields. The face shields were designed and prototyped in-house by Toyota’s Product Planning and Development (PP&D) team in Port Melbourne using Computer Aided Design (CAD). A production line using high-precision CNC routers to cut the design has also been established in the PP&D facility with...

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Fake parts may look genuine, but do not offer the same quality assurance

March 3, 2020

Toyota Australia has succeeded in stopping a large body parts and panels supplier from importing, advertising and selling counterfeit grilles in contravention of Australian laws. Investigation and quick action by Toyota led to SSS Auto Parts withdrawing the counterfeit grilles from sale, offering a refund to purchasers, forfeiting remaining stock and paying compensation to Toyota. Toyota Australia’s Brand Protection Manager Fabiola Dos Santos said consumers could have been misled into believing the grilles were genuine,...

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Road Safety a back to school essential

February 5, 2020

Toyota is encouraging drivers to take extra care on the roads as children return to school from the holiday break after results from its Big Fat Festive Safety Quiz, developed in conjunction with Road Safety Education Ltd, revealed that 40 per cent of respondents answered incorrectly when asked what time school zones operate. Road Safety Education Ltd (RSE) Program Director Greg Rappo said that as the new school year starts, now is an important time...

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New Year’s Resolutions: Make your wheels a priority for 2020

February 5, 2020

New year, new you… Am I right? January is that time when many of us like to start fresh with an ambitious list of New Year’s Resolutions. So, why should your vehicle miss out on the TLC? As we start the new decade, there’s never been a better time to make your wheels a priority. We’ve got all the tips to help extend your car’s life, save you money, and even just look and smell...

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Top ten tips for your roadtrips with kids…

December 23, 2019

As we launch into the holiday season, here’s a topic that could make any parent shudder: Driving long distances with the kids. Children are unpredictable, and, let’s face it – patience is not their forte. So, if the thought of packing your young family into the car these Christmas holidays is slightly terrifying, you’re not alone. But we’ve got you covered. Here are our Top 10 tried and tested tips that will have you mastering...

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How good a Driver are you?

December 19, 2019

TOP TEN TIPS TO STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER Safety starts with your car Having your vehicle serviced and safety checked before any long-distance trip is always a good idea however there are many things you can check yourself to ensure that you arrive safely at your destination. Always check that your tyres (including the spare) are in good condition with adequate tread and correct pressure.  Also have a quick look that your headlights, flashes and...

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Toyota dominates Australia’s Best Cars Awards with Five Wins

November 15, 2019

Toyota has dominated the annual Australia’s Best Cars Awards taking home the top award for the best car in five of the 13 categories. The Corolla Ascent Sport, Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid, RAV4 GXL Hybrid, Supra GTS and HiLux SR5 were all named as the best in class in the national motoring awards run by Australia’s motoring clubs. RACV Senior Motoring Journalist and Australia’s Best Cars judge Tim Nicholson said Toyota was a deserving winner...

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Are you Summer Ready? Get you vehicle into shape with Torque

October 24, 2019

Summer in Australia can only mean one thing: it’s road-trip season, and so many of us load up our cars and head north (or south, or anywhere) in search of quiet beaches or unspoiled campsites where we can while away the balmy evenings with a barbecue and touch of backyard cricket. It’s fun to think about, isn’t it? What’s less fun to think about, though, is your vehicles safety maintenance, which ranks somewhere between dental...

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Toyota Expands Availability of Advanced Safety

October 4, 2019

Toyota has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means that Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 per cent1 of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 per cent of Toyota’s passenger cars and more than 85 per cent of its SUVs and its...

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