Friday, September 30, 2016

Pickup Truck: Cab Styles Defined

What Do All of These Pickup Truck Cab Names Mean?

We decided that we needed a guide to help describe pickup truck cab styles as we realized it’s a lot to take in as a customer if you’re unfamiliar with the different names and styles. Each pickup truck manufacture tends to come up with their own name for certain styles, and over time they have evolved.  This guide will help you break down the differences between cab styles. Ultimately there are three different pickup truck cab sizes. Regular cabs, Extended Cabs, and Crew Cabs.

We’re going to stick with Toyota, Chevy and Nissan models for these examples.

Regular Cabs: A regular cab usually refers to the pickup truck having 2 doors.
Extended Cabs: A extended cab refers to the pickup truck having 2 doors that have an extra space behind the front seats, and 2 rear windows. Today extended cabs have 2 front doors, rear seating, and 1, or 2 rear doors that can be opened once the front is opened first. Manufactures have their own name for this style of cab.
Crew Cabs: The crew cab has 4 regular doors.

Now let’s look at specific models and the different names associated with them.


Chevrolet Colorado
Regular: 2 doors only and no rear seating. Currently the Chevrolet has not produced a regular cab Colorado since 2012.
Extended: 2 doors and rear seating.  In order to reach the rear seating, the front doors need to be opened first to access the rear seating handles.
Crew: This model has rear seating with 4 doors. It has the capacity to seat 5 passengers. Two upfront and three in the back.

Chevrolet Silverado:
Unlike the Colorado, the Silverado does still produce Regular Cab trucks. It fits the description for regular cabs because it only has two doors and front seating.
Extended/Double Cab:
For the Silverado’s, Chevrolet has two models that fall into this description. For their extended cabs, the Silverado’s have 2 doors and rear seating. For their double cab models, they have four doors (slightly smaller than the crew cab), and rear seating as well.
Silverado’s crew cab also refers to four full sized doors, and rear seating.


Nissan Frontier
Regular: Nissan no longer offers regular cabs in this model, but it fits the regular description.
King Cab:
Nissan calls their “Extended Cab”, King Cabs. This refers to 2 doors, with access to the rear seating once the front doors are opened. The rear seating in this model
Crew Cab:
Same description as above. 4 full doors, and rear seating.
is jump seating, which means when not in use they can be folded up.

Nissan Titan
King Cab:
Same as the Frontier model.
Crew Cab:
This model has 4 full doors, and rear seating.


Toyota Tacoma
Regular Cab: This model is discontinued, and no longer offered. 
Access Cab:
Refers to 2 doors with small access doors to the rear seating (hence the name).
Xtra Cab:
Refers to 2 doors only. This was the first generation of the Tacoma’s, also known as the t100 series. This model is also discontinued. 
Double Cab:
Refers to 4 full doors, and rear seating.

Toyota Tundra

Regular Cab: 2 door style with no rear seating available.
Double Cab:
Smaller cab size with 4 half doors with rear seating
Crew Max:
4 full doors with rear seating as well.

As you can see most of the truck cab names are standard, but some have evolved over time. We would love to help you choose which one is best for you or you and your family here at Hoselton Auto Mall. Come see us today! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

5 tips to avoid hitting a deer-Number 2 is obvious!

It all happens so quick, right? You’re driving down a dark road with your high beams on and as you drive up over a small hill—BAM…there he is. Standing tall, frozen by your headlights.

As the season begins to change, and the sun starts to set earlier, the deer start to roam more throughout the night. What does this mean for you as a driver? This means you’ll need to use more caution when driving in populated deer areas or you might end up needing to repair your vehicle.

Let’s start with the statistics:
  • According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA), there are approximately 1.5 million deer-related car accidents annually across the nation.
  • Deer are most frequently hit during dawn and dusk.
  • The average repair cost of a car-deer collision is $2,800.
  • Breeding season runs from October through early January. Deer are highly active and on the move during this time.
  •  As pack animals, deer almost never travel alone.

Some preventative techniques from Hoselton Auto Mall include:

  1. Slow down. The most important way to avoid hitting a deer is to SLOW DOWN. Following the speed limits in your area make it possible to brake sooner if needed.
  2. Wear your seat belt. Some drivers described hitting a deer head on felt like hitting a brick wall. If this is true, you’ll be glad your seat belt is on!
  3. High Beams. Use your high beams whenever the road is free of on-coming traffic. This will increase your visibility and help make those glowy-green eyes pop out more.
  4. Honk! As mentioned above, some deer can become memorized by bright lights so if you see a deer, flash your lights or we recommend using one long honk of your horn to scare them out of the road.
  5. Do not swerve. It’s a natural instinct to want to swerve your car when you see a deer in the road but stay calm! Swerving could make you lose control of your car, making the situation worse. Deer are also very unpredictable, and you could swerve right into their path

If your car does happen to come in physical contact with a deer, always remember to keep your distance. A frightened deer can injure you as well as injure itself further. Contact the authorities if the animal is in the middle of the road because it could be a danger to other drivers. Lastly, Hoselton Collison Center and Body Shop is here for all of your repair needs. The Collision Shop works with all insurance companies and has "Preferred Shop" status with many of the leading automotive insurance companies.

The collision shop is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Schedule your appointment today!

Hoselton Auto Mall
Corner of Fairport & Marsh Roads
East Rochester, New York 14445

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What Do These Lights Mean?

Dashboard Light Help

I think it's pretty fair to say that most people do not enjoy when their dashboard lights appear. Your dashboard lights are great because they let you know when things aren't working properly within your vehicle. Typically they are a warning, giving you some time to get your vehicle looked at, but don't wait too long and definitely do not ignore them. It's important to know what each one stands for, and every vehicle is different. Some designs may vary depending on the vehicle. Be sure to consult your owner's manual to find out specifics for your vehicle type. We put together some of our "favorites" (we actually just prefer our dashboard lights off, but what can you do?) to give you an idea of how serious, and not so serious some of these lights can be.

Oil Light: This sensor detects low oil pressure. Don't wait on this one, and get an oil change ASAP. Oil is the life blood for your vehicle! (PS. We have an awesome everyday low price of $19.95 for oil changes)

Brake System Alert: This determines low brake fluid levels. Leaks or low brake linings are a common cause of this.

Glow Plug: Used on diesel vehicles only. There should be no attempts to start the vehicle until this light is off. If you must drive, make sure you drive slow and avoid highways.

Temperature Warning: Possibility of engine over heating. Stop driving the vehicle as soon as possible so damage to the vehicle is minimized. Towing may be necessary for this situation.

Battery Warning: A fault in within the car battery. Seek professional help to figure out exact problems.

Front Airbag: A fault in the airbag system, the airbag will not deploy.

ABS Warning: A fault in the ABS braking system. ABS stands for Anti-Lock Braking System. Your normal brakes will continue to work, but your ABS brakes are not working properly when this light appears. This should be reviewed by a mechanic as soon as possible.

Windshield Fluid: Lower washer fluid is detected and needs more.

Check Engine: A fault in the engine management system. The check engine light can light up for numerous reasons, including your gas cap not being closed tight enough. Seek professional help to determine exactly where the problem lies.

As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to give our service center a call at (888) 903-0537

Hoselton Auto Mall
Corner of Fairport & Marsh Roads
East Rochester, New York 14445

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NEW ON THE LOT: 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

With only 3,600 available this year, the 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro has a lot of unique features to offer!

Exterior Color Options: Magnetic Grey, Quicksand, and Super White

Interior Features: Front bucket seats with black leather and red stitching as well as embroidered TRD Pro badges. Unique TRD Pro carpet floor mats and a leather-accented TRD Pro shift knob also feature the TRD logos. The Tundra also comes standard with Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. The Crew Max models also come with rear roll-down window

Towing/Fuel Capacity: Tows up to 9,800 pounds and has an extended 38-gallon fuel tank with a payload capacity of up to 1,620 pounds. There is also a standard deck rail system to help secure cargo.

2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Platinum Crew Max Now Available at Hoselton Auto Mall!

Price: $46,964

Hoselton Auto Mall is currently the only dealership in Western New York to have this truck available for purchase! This 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro features a Super White exterior with the TRD Pro exclusive black leather interior and red stitching. This truck also includes power heated exterior mirrors and all-weather floor mats and door sill protectors - both perfect for our Rochester, NY winter weather!

As with all Hoselton Toyota purchases, this vehicle comes with The Hoselton Advantage + Toyota Care.

The Hoselton Advantage includes a 10 year/ 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, a no/low cost maintenance plan, 24 hour roadside assistance, 10 years of New York State inspections and 1,000 points added to a new or existing Hoselton Rewards account (1,000 points =$100!). 

Toyota Care is a no cost maintenance plan with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance is also included for 2 years, regardless of mileage. Maintenance services include: inspected and adjusted fluid levels, replaced engine oil and oil filter, rotated tires, and multi-point vehicle inspection.

Hoselton Toyota
50 Marsh Road
East Rochester, NY 14445