Happy Halloween!

Halloween is an exciting time for many! You get free candy and the opportunity to be creative and dress up as anything you want. So, I decided to share Halloween memories from our Crystal Auto Mall team with all of you!

Elias – Toyota Sales Rep


“I moved to America from El-Salvador when I was 8 years old, it was
the first time I ever celebrated Halloween. It was so much trick or treating for the first time! I dressed up as a vampire, had glow in the dark fangs, a cape, and everything.”

Patrick – Toyota Advisor

Classic photo bomb by our very own Alan Mine, Toyota adviser!

“When I was 16 years old, I broke my leg so I couldn’t trick or treat. My mom made me sit out on the porch and pass out candy to all the kids. My friends came over and made fun of me.”

Albert – Valet Team


“My favorite costume was when I dressed as Fred Flintstone!”

Dale – Parts Department


“Every year, I participate in Haunt for Hunger, where we set up a haunted house and the money raised goes to the local food bank. I always dress up as the scary guy with the chainsaw – gets everyone every time.”

Kenny – Mazda Tech


“My wife and I got married last year on Halloween. The ceremony was at our house, but we still passed out candy to all the kids!” – Happy Anniversary Kenny!!! –

We hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!


Understanding Synthetic Oil!

An oil change is a basic, yet imperative maintenance service! There are three different options, conventional, synthetic blend, and full synthetic oil. It doesn’t matter how old or new your car is, every car benefits from using synthetic oil. You can always upgrade!

Synthetic oil is composed of refined, distilled, purified, and broken down basic molecules. The components of synthetic oil help remove impurities. These customized molecules are tailored to the demands of modern engines by allowing less friction, giving the engine longer life and better fuel economy.

What are the benefits of using synthetic oil?

  1. Keeps your engine cleaner because it better resists the formation of sludge, preventing deposits from forming in your engine.
  1. Offers great engine wear protection. Your engine works really… really hard. Engine parts are constantly in contact together and it gets very hot. Synthetic oil becomes a protective barrier for the engine parts and protects against the high temperatures within the motor, all which contribute to increased engine life.
  1. Protects important turbocharger parts. With recent innovations to engine designs, they are now built smaller for greater fuel efficiency, with turbochargers to boost power. To meet consumer demands for powerful fuel efficient vehicles, the turbocharger is put to a lot of work, spinning up to 200,000 revolutions per minute! Synthetic oil can quickly get to the shaft and other components to protect it, allowing the engine to consistently operate at peak performance and boost power.

Because synthetic oil lasts longer (up to 10,000 miles), you don’t have to change the oil as frequently, helping your busy day be a little less busy.

Back to the Future Prophecies!

In 1989, a cult classic graced the big screen for the first time – Back to the Future II!

October 21, 2015 is the date the team traveled to the future, where they got a taste of the things to expect from the 21st century. Call it a prophecy or a coincidence; many of the things portrayed in the movie were an honest foreshadowing to the things found in our time today, including handheld electronics, wireless video games, and our favorite overpriced activity…3D movies.

But the most shocking 2015 expectation is the Cubs winning the World Series.  What was a laughable topic back then might actually come true. The Cubs and the Mets are going head to head in the National League Championship Series. Who would have ever guessed?!

If there is one thing we can take away from this movie, it’s that anything is possible (literally anything). As we reminisce on this classic movie that made us laugh and allowed us to dream big, remember that anything can be achieved!


The Scion iA is turning heads!


Every millennial’s dream car is finally on the market and on our lot! The Scion iA is anything but basic, but still offers a big bang for your buck. With a long list of amenities, Scion’s Pure Price, sleek style, and sporty driving dynamics…the iA has raised the bar! The brand’s first ever sedan has re-defined the expectations of a first car.

The iA is keyless entry with push to start, and it includes other great standard features like the back-up camera, low speed pre-collision safety system, and 7-inch multimedia system with voice recognition.

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The standard Low-speed Pre-collision system uses a laser sensor to help the driver avoid collision and to help minimize damage in the event of accident. So both you and the rents, can feel safe when you’re on the road.

However, Scion wants to make every step of the process easy, which is why they offer their vehicles with their no-hassle no-haggle Pure Price, so there are no surprises!

To make things even easier, the iA comes with the Scion Boost – complimentary maintenance service for the first 2 years or first 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. With 24-hour roadside assistance for the first two years, there is plenty to look forward to.

It’s sleek, affordable, fun to drive, and has great standard features not found in similar vehicles. Who says you can’t have it all?

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Breast Cancer Awareness Kick-Off!


As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are happy to join the efforts in raising awareness!

Somerset County had their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Kick-Off and I was excited to celebrate with our community.


The speakers were amazing and inspiring! Dr. Kathleen Toomey of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital spoke about her recent research, improvements in treatment options, and her future expectations. She explained that not everyone needs radiation, and with early detection, doctors can use other methods to treat dangerous cells. She closed by saying, “I want to put me out of business; I want to be out of business.”


Following Dr. Kathleen, two survivors shared their stories with the crowd. Marian was the first to go up, and after she finished, there was not a dry eye in the crowd. She explained how Zufall Health, who hosted the event, helped her receive her yearly mammogram and treatments despite not having insurance.

Honored to meet Marian and hear her story!

It was a great opportunity to show support for our local community and breast cancer fighters, as we continue to support the cause to find a cure.

2016 Prius!

Put the speculation and rumors aside because the 2016 Prius is finally here!

The year 2015 has been huge for Toyota.  It makes us wonder what big things can we expect for next year?

From the very make that defined the hybrid, Toyota presents the completely redesigned, remodeled, revamped…re-everything Prius, raising the bar and exceeding expectations in fuel efficient vehicles. Let’s take a look at the transformation from the inside out!


Thermal efficiency has increased to more than 40% with an expected 10% improvement in EPA estimated MPG on core models and the battery is designed with higher-energy density. These changes contribute to increase in fuel efficiency, giving us more than 51 mpg.

Toyota was determined in busting hybrid stereotypes by increasing efficiency without compromising style. A few changes include a longer and sleeker side and lowered hood.

Toyota also wants us to look forward to driving the Prius every time we get on the road. The extension in length and width and the new double wishbone suspension are just a few factors that contribute to providing better control and exhilarating driving dynamics.

The Toyota Prius is the complete package, with style and efficiency. One of the most important vehicles of history…just made history again.