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Unfortunately, accidents can happen. When they do, it is important to restore your vehicle, as much as possible, to its pre-accident condition. If your vehicle can't be driven, your first challenge would be - What to do with the vehicle? If your Toyota is within the 3 yr./ 60,000 km. basic warranty or if you have purchased Roadside Assistance coverage you just need to call 1 888 TOYOTA8 (1 888 869 6828) and an approved towing company will be dispatched free of charge. Even if you are not covered by either of these options we invite you to call the 1 888 TOYOTA8 number and, as a courtesy to all Toyota owners, an approved towing company will be arranged on a customer-pay basis.
Next, contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. Most insurance companies have designated repair facilities to carry out estimates or collision repairs and will direct you to one of those facilities. You might want to ask yourself "Will my vehicle be properly repaired at that facility?"
When you talk to your insurer, you should make it clear that:
- You want your vehicle restored to its pre-accident condition using Genuine Toyota Collision Repair Parts,
no matter where its repaired.
- Repairs should be performed by a Toyota Certified Collision Centre or one recommended by Toyota.
- Whenever possible, your vehicle should be repaired by Toyota-trained technicians.
Knowledge is your Best Insurance
Should you be involved in a collision, the following information will assist you when reporting the details of the
accident to the police and in your communications with your insurance company.
- Make sure no one is injured. If there are injuries, call for emergency assistance immediately.
Report the Accident Immediately
- A police report will assist in filing and accident claim with your insurance company.
Make a Sketch of the Accident Site
- A sketch of the site showing the position of all vehicles and people involved will help when reporting details of
- Use your cell phone or digital camera to take photos which are a great help when trying to explain the
circumstances of the accident.
- Get appropriate information (name, address, phone, insurance etc.) from all parties involved - including
Don't Sign a Tow Authorization
- Your vehicle may be covered for Roadside Assistance (see explanation page 1, Your Rights as a Toyota owner) in
either case, an authorized tow can be arranged. Simply call 1‑888‑TOYOTA8 (1‑888‑869‑6828). For additional
information on Roadside Assistance click here.
Know Your Rights
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. Your insurance company may wish to direct
you to a body shop they use to obtain a repair estimate. You do not have to accept this facility to repair your
- Make sure your insurance company knows that you expect the repair to be carried out using Genuine Toyota Collision
- Make sure your insurance company knows that you expect your Toyota to be restored to its pre-accident condition at
Scarborough Toyotas's Certified Collision Centre.
Since model year 2000, all Toyota vehicles, as part of their Basic Warranty Coverage (3yr./60,000km.) have Emergency
Roadside assistance included. Simply call 1‑888‑TOYOTA8 and help is on the way.
If you have purchased Emergency Roadside Assistance you are also covered for towing from an accident by calling
Both protection packages provide towing to your preferred Toyota Dealer within 50km. or the closest Toyota Dealer
within 300km. A second tow will be provided, if necessary, to an Accident Reporting Centre.
As an added service to all Toyota owners who may not be covered for Roadside Assistance, but find themselves in need
of assistance from an accident scene, a call to 1‑888‑TOYOTA8 will result in an approved towing company being provided
on a customer pay basis.
To obtain additional information regarding the benefits available to you when you purchase Roadside Assistance please
click on this link or talk to the team at Scarborough Toyota.
Your Toyota vehicle has been manufactured to Toyota's world standard of quality. All materials were specifically chosen for their superior performance. Every part has been manufactured for a precision fit. All components have been thoroughly engineered and tested to ensure their durability, fit, reliability and appearance meet Toyota's world standard for quality.
As well, Genuine Toyota Parts are inventoried, supplied and warranted by a network of highly trained professionals: your Toyota Dealer and its staff. In addition, you have the confidence knowing that your Toyota Dealer is supported by one of the largest car companies in the world, Toyota Motor Corporation.
Unfortunately, that's not necessarily true of non-OEM (original equipment manufacturers) parts, commonly referred to as "aftermarket parts" , "imitation parts". "Aftermarket" or "imitation parts" are "new parts" made and supplied by someone else other than the manufacturer of your vehicle. The term "like kind and quality" is another common one in the industry and is used to describe salvage, rebuilt or recycled parts. Their use can affect your vehicle's warranty and value because these parts generally do not meet Toyota's world standard of safety and quality. As well: inventory, supply, trained professional service and warranty of the parts is sporadic at best.
Furthermore, the use of these parts may have an adverse effect on how long your vehicle will be tied up in the repair
shop. Basically, the longer it takes to source and deliver your parts the greater the amount of time the actual repair
will take. This translates into a longer time that you would be without your Toyota (a bigger inconvenience to you).
As well, your Toyota vehicle's warranty may be impacted. Finally, the overall value of your vehicle may be diminished. Make sure these things do not happen. Insist on Genuine Toyota Parts.
The more you know about the quality that goes into your Toyota and how valuable a high quality repair experience is, the more you'll realize why only Toyota Genuine Parts can fully restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.
Why you Should Insist on a Toyota Certified Collision Centre
The Toyota Experience: the part you can't replace
Only Toyota Genuine Parts are manufactured to Toyota's high standards of safety and quality. Toyota technicians have the necessary training and the knowledge of Toyota standards and construction techniques.
You insisted on quality when you bought your Toyota. Therefore, you should entrust the repair to the "quality" dealer that you know. Insist on a Toyota quality repair through a Toyota Dealer.
Many intangibles go in to your Toyota that make it the world standard for vehicle quality. You are wise to want your repair carried out by someone who you can trust with this level of quality. You can trust your Toyota Certified
Collision Centre. Your Toyota Certified Collision Centre has an intricate knowledge of Toyota standards, construction techniques and the quality of customer service that a Toyota owner expects. A Toyota Certified Collision Centre is paramount to a proper, valuable, high quality repair experience.
Nobody knows your Toyota like a Toyota Certified Collision Centre.
- Customer Service - takes care of YOU and your vehicle.
- Technicians - nobody is in a better position to restore your vehicle to Toyota's high quality standards.
- Repair Facility - advanced equipment, clean and orderly facility, manufacturing specifications and a thorough
understanding of how your Toyota is built.
As a company that sets the world standard for quality, Toyota is never satisfied with maintaining the status quo.
This is why Toyota Can