Snow Storm Tips!

If you’re from New Jersey and/or the east coast, you may have experienced a huge snow blizzard at some point. Although Winter Storm Jonas has passed, we continue to tread through the winter season, so we can still expect some more flurries to say the least.

Here are a few tips to help you get through your next snow storm!

  1. Invest in Netflixnetflix

You can binge watch a classic like Friends, or start a newer show like Scandal. Netflix is a great entertainment investment that hosts many movies and TV show options for you and the family. Don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself eight episodes in; just keep watching until you can’t watch anymore.

  1. Pick out a popular book!mindy

You have the time, and after binge watching your favorite show, you may feel like you need to make up for time spent in front of the TV by doing something a little more productive. Pick out a book! Once you get started and get deep into it, you won’t want to stop (just like your TV show). If you want to find a balance of a great television entertainment and a book, pick one up by Mindy Kaling’s, they’re hysterical and inspirational!

  1. Buy a good game!Settlers-of-Catan-Memes3

I recently started playing with my friends Settlers of Catan. You get to build a mini community where you need to trade items and resources in order to further build your settlement. It’s fun and intense! Unlike monopoly, it doesn’t take as long. Pick out a a few games ahead of time, they come in handy with or without being trapped inside from the snow!

  1. Bread and milk! bread and milk

Make sure you visit the supermarket a few days in advance so you can make sure you get all the items that you need! When snowed in, it is tempting to eat whatever is available, so do your best to stack up on some healthy snacks.

Stay warm, everyone and make the most of your snow days!


Newest Toyota Hybrid Addition!

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Toyota has surely made its mark in creating eco-friendly vehicles when it came out with the Prius in 2000. Even though the newly designed Prius hits dealerships this year, Toyota has an even bigger treat for us.

The 2016 RAV4 has been redesigned and is now offered in a HYBRID! Is this real life you ask? Yes, it is!

Let’s soak up all the excitement from the inside out!

Here are some great standard features that come with the Rav4 Hybrid!

  1. Dual zone automatic climate control with in-cabin air filterdual
  2. Back up cameraback up camera
  3. Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation Appentune

You can pair your smartphone, like the iPhone to use  Siri Eyes Free which uses your voice to send messages and emails, get directions, and much more!

  1. Smart Key System with Push Button Start and remote power liftgate functionpush to start pic

The exterior has noticeable differences as well! The front of the car has a grill which is built with a more square shape and the back has newly designed headlights and taillights.

Adventure awaits you! With 33/34 MPG there are no excuses for postponing that road trip you have always wanted to take!

Lessons We Can Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King!


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January 18th,marks the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday,  the man who changed the course of American history, legislation, and culture.  He left a legacy through the life he lived, and continues to be an inspiration for Americans. Here are six things we can learn from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!


  1. Dreams are never too big, keep striving towards them. fly dream

  2. Don’t let fear take over, have faith in yourself!faith staircase

  3. You can make a difference no matter your 3

  4. Don’t judge a book by its coverDo not judge a book by its cover

  5. Rise up and be the bigger person.better person

  6. Adaptability is a key factor to success!



May we always preserve the memories and lessons we gained from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!

Get Yourself and Your Car in Shape!


Now that the holiday commotion has simmered down, it’s time to put the champagne and eggnog to the side, and get back on the fitness track!

Here are a few tips to help you get you and your car into shape!

  1. Fluids are important!

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    2016 Highlander

Be conscious of how much water you drink, it is recommended to drink eight 8- ounce glasses a day! Not only will it keep you hydrated and feeling full, but other benefits include promoting healthy skin and flushing out toxins. As for your car, make sure that you regularly change your oil and coolant system, so your car stays hydrated too!

  1. Get in the habit of a routine!


Creating a schedule that has a set time for a workout helps you stick the routine! Taking small steps, like waking up 20 minutes early for a walk is one way to lead you to victory! Once you get the in the habit of going to your scheduled workout, it will be hard to skip it. Likewise, scheduling routine maintenance is a great way to keep your car in shape and help detect any necessary tune ups early!

  1. Watch your intake!Input-Output-Event-Logo

When good goes in, good comes out, right? Small changes to diet like adding vegetables to daily meals, and portioning sugar intake are small adjustments that make a big difference! Your car deserves the same treatment. Using certified Toyota and Mazda products, fluids, and trained technicians will help your car stay in great shape.


Applying these easy tips will make a huge difference in appearance, performance, and help you and your car run longer. Before we know it, spring and summer will sneak up behind us, but you and your car will be ready to flex!

What to Expect for 2016!


Happy 2016! The New Year is a great opportunity to refresh, start something new, or take on a challenge! The previous year has certainly been huge for Toyota, Mazda, and Scion at Crystal Auto Mall.  The building renovation was completed and we added many new employees to better serve our customers.

Even for me, when I first started working at Crystal, they had just moved into phase two of construction. It was great being a part of and seeing the company’s growth.

Throughout my year, I learned so much about the vehicles and the company. It was filled with lots of great experiences and the opportunity to drive different vehicles to community events!

For Toyota, Mazda, and Scion they revamped their models- raising the bar by offering great new standard features like the back-up camera and push to start!

So what can we expect for 2016?

To start with, Toyota is offering a car we already love in a Hybrid model. The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid offers a new look, better gas mileage with its eco-friendly engineering, and great space.  We can also expect the 2016 Prius with a makeover look as well!

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2016 Toyota Prius

Mazda is coming out with their newly redesigned and highly anticipated 2016 Mazda CX-9! Its sophisticated new look is going to have our hearts melting in the spring when it officially gets released!

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For Scion, their newest 2016 model additions, the iA and iM, have been released. Rock the road this year in a brand new Scion!

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From left to right, the 2016 Scion iM and iA

So it doesn’t matter if the holidays are over, with these new models coming out, we are bringing back the cheer of giving!

We are still continuing our Facebook promotion, where we pay one of your monthly payments if you get the same amount of likes as your payment amount! Click here for all the info! 

There is going to be a lot in store with our new specials, deals, and adventures to take on with our community!

We wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! Cheers to what’s to come!