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Recap: Biking for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

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Recap: Biking for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee! Recently our Wilde Toyota Bike Team of 7 employees got together to aid in raising fund for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. You may remember we most recently took part in Biking for MS.

Recap: Biking for the Zoological Society of MilwaukeeOn the event website it is described as, “With its hills, winding paths and beautiful setting, the Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place to ride your bike. At the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s annual bike ride fundraiser, you can do just that. Kids can cruise in the Critter Caravan, a special 2.5-mile kids’ route through the Zoo. Their favorite plush-toy animal friends can tag along in a bike basket or backpack. Seasoned riders with a passion for pedaling can choose one of the distance routes (10- to 20-mile+ rides) that start at the Zoo and continue north along the Menomonee River Parkway and the Oak Leaf Trail.

Recap: Biking for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Kids can enjoy a post-ride snack, make some crafts and get a temporary tattoo in the Kids Zone. After the ride, all participants can park their bike in the Bike Corral and enjoy lunch. Rides start at 8 and 8:15 a.m. The registration fee includes entry to the Zoo and parking, a continental breakfast, lunch and a long-sleeve T-shirt. Remember to bring your bike helmet.”

The zoological society of Milwaukee aims to “take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species, to educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Zoological Society of Milwaukee was established in 1910 as an informal group of community leaders who bought animals and raised funds for the Zoo. Today it is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the mission to conserve, educate and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Society has 44 full-time and 10 part-time employees who manage daily operations and programs. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, the Society raised more than $7.6 million to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.”

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Wilde Toyota Wins Top Choice Award For New Car Dealer

Wilde Toyota Wins Top Choice Award For New Car Dealer

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Wilde Toyota Wins Top Choice Award For New Car Dealer! Recently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel released its annual Top Choice Awards for 2017, and we were so thrilled to see that we were chosen in the New Car Dealer Category. Over 50,000 votes were cast this year and we are so thrilled that you voted for us! This award comes after we recently also won in the 2017 Best of West Allis Awards. Wilde Toyota has partnered locally with Toys for Tots, Fisher House, the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, and Toyota’s Best Damn Bike Tour for MS Research.

“At Wilde Toyota, we take pride in delivering excellent service and continuously strive to find opportunities to get involved in our community,” said Wilde Toyota General Manager Joe Zanella. “We are honored that our humble efforts have been recognized, and we look forward to continuing to foster an environment where our team is encouraged to give back.”

Thanks to our incredible customers for making this job truly rewarding and to our amazing staff for continually providing excellent service. Had a great experience? Share now at Ilovewildetoyota.com! For more Wilde Toyota News, Follow Wilde Toyota on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Wilde Toyota Participates in Bike MS for Multiple Sclerosis

Wilde Toyota Participates in Bike MS for Multiple Sclerosis

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Wilde Toyota Participates in Bike MS for Multiple Sclerosis! On August 10th, a team of 11 Wilde Toyota employees participated in BIKE MS: Toyota Best Dam Bike Tour, biking 50 miles from Pewaukee to Whitewater. Our team grew this year from last year, adding nine employees to our roster. The race is pretty special as it is all-inclusive and features multiple route options each day, allowing the rider to choose how they experience the Wisconsin terrain. The race was sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter, with funds raised going to Multiple Sclerosis research. Toyota dealers in both Milwaukee and Madison presented the race locally.

Wilde Toyota Participates in Bike MS for Multiple Sclerosis

Pictured left to right: Noman Arshad, Rachel Pigo, John McNelis, Jonah Lubsey

More About Multiple Sclerosis:

More than 2.3 million people are affected worldwide by MS; however, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require U.S. physicians to report new cases, and because symptoms can be completely invisible, the prevalence of MS in the U.S. can only be estimated. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the CNS.

MS can cause many symptoms, including blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, and blindness and more. These problems may come and go or persist and worsen over time. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed it.

More About Bike MS: 

Bike MS is the number one fundraising cycling series in the nation and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers and donors have raised over $1 billion.

In September we will also be participating in a Bike Ride for the Zoological Foundation of Milwaukee. Stay tuned for our re-cap! For more Wilde Toyota news, Follow Wilde Toyota on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Wilde Toyota Wins 2017 Best of West Allis

Wilde Toyota Wins 2017 Best of West Allis

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Wilde Toyota Wins 2017 Best of West Allis. Wilde Toyota, Milwaukee’s Largest Volume Dealership for the past 28 years, was recently awarded the 2017 Best of West Allis Award in the Auto Dealers category. The annual award is sponsored by the West Allis Award Program and recognizes local businesses that enhance the West Allis neighborhood through a positive image and community outreach. Wilde Toyota has partnered locally with Toys for Tots, Fisher House, the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, and Toyota’s Best Damn Bike Tour for MS Research.

We pride ourselves on giving back in our community and are so pleased that our dealership has been recognized for giving back. We appreciate all the hard work our staff puts in, during work hours and off work hours to make West Allis such a great neighborhood. After 40 years, we look forward to continuing to serve this community.

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We're The #7 Used Car Seller In America!

We’re The #7 Used Car Seller In America!

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We’re The #7 Used Car Seller In America! Recently, AutoRemarketing released their list of Top 100 Used Car Dealers in the nation and we were so pleased to be named in the top 10 at number 7! According to the publication, “This installment is the second in a two-part series, and focuses on franchised dealers, where we highlight some of the strongest used-car selling franchised stores in the country.” The data was sourced from Cross-Sell Reports, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, which collects the information via state departments of motor vehicles and is based on retail used-vehicle sales from the full year 2016. 

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who purchased a used vehicle from us in 2016! We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with you and we hope you will consider working with us in other ways this year. We’d also like to thank our staff for their hard work and their great efforts to provide the most excellent customer service possible. 

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Pre-Auction Deals You Can't Beat

Pre-Auction Deals You Can’t Beat!

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We’re making room for the all new 2017 models with our Pre-Auction Sell! Take advantage of on amazing deals on over 400 pre-owned vehicles that we have to MOVE! Wilde Toyota has one of the largest Certified Pre-Owned inventories and is Wisconsin’s Number 1 Volume Toyota Dealer for the past 25 years. This large inventory allows us to offer you great deals like 1.9% APR on certified Camry, Corolla, Prius, and RAV4 models. These deals won’t last long. Stop in today and see what we can do for you.

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Prices Dropping Quicker Than Leaves!

Prices Dropping Quicker Than Leaves!

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Fall is in full swing and our prices are dropping quicker than leaves with our Fall Selldown! Take advantage of on amazing deals on over 400 pre-owned vehicles! Wilde Toyota has one of the largest Certified Pre-Owned inventories and is Wisconsin’s Number 1 Volume Toyota Dealer for the past 25 years. This large inventory allows us to offer you great deals like 1.9% APR on certified Camry, Corolla, Prius, and RAV4 models. These deals won’t last long. Stop in today and see what we can do for you.

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week

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This week is Child Passenger Safety week. Did you know that Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths among children aged 1-19? In 2014 alone, 451 children aged 8 and under died due to a motor vehicle crash making up 15% of childhood motor vehicle fatalities. Sadly 116 of these children were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant car seat, booster seat or seat belt. Child Passenger Safety is an important topic and we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight Wisconsin Laws regarding child passengers and to urge you to take the safety of your child passengers into consideration each time you are driving in your Wilde Car.

According to the Wisconsin DMV, children must use a car seat until they reach age 4 and 40 pounds and a booster seat until they reach age 8, more than 80 pounds in weight or more than 4ft. 9 in. tall. Penalty for non-compliance with child safety requirements depends on the age of the child in Wisconsin. If the child is less than four years, the total penalty is $175.30 while fines for children between 4 and 8 is $150.10 for the first offense, $200.50 for the second offense, and $263.50 for the third and subsequent offenses. There are no exemptions from these rules, regardless of why the child was removed from the restraint. Shockingly, 3 out of 4 child safety seats aren’t used correctly. If you are worried about the installation there is a helpful video series provided by Zero in Wisconsin that illustrates the correct way to set up your child safety seats.

It is always safer for your child to ride in the backseat over the front and carseats are an important part of child passenger safety. Read below for car seat recommendations for your child from safecar.gov:

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Rear-Facing Car Seat:

Children under age 1 should always ride in rear-facing car seats. You should try to keep your child in rear-facing carseats until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by the car seat manufacturer. Convertible and All-In-One car seats typically have higher height and weight limits and allow your child to stay rear-facing longer. Once your child outgrows rear-facing they are ready for a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. According to Wisconsin Law children less than 1 year old, or less than 20 lbs. must be in a rear-facing child seat in the back seat (if so equipped).

Forward-Facing Car Seat:

Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back seat. According to Wisconsin law, if your child is at least one year old and 20 pounds, but less than four years old or less than 40 pounds, they must be a in a forward- or rear-facing child seat in the back seat (if so equipped).

Booster Seat:

You should keep your child in a booster seat until they are big enough for a seat belt to fit properly, which means the lap belt lies snugly across the upper thighs (not stomach) and the shoulder belt should lie snugly across the shoulder and chest (not the neck or face). Once your child outgrows a booster seat, your child is finally ready for a seatbelt. According to Wisconsin Law, children aged 4 to age 8, and between 40-80 lbs., and no more than 4 ft. 9 in. must be in a forward- or rear-facing child seat in the back seat (if so equipped) or a booster seat.

Seat Belt:

Even though your child has outgrown the booster seat, safety is still very important. The back seat is the safest place for your child and you should have them sit in the back until they are at least 12 years old. Never start the car without making sure your children are buckled up! Teaching them this habit young will help keep them safe when as passengers and future drivers.

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Wilde Toyota 2016 Labor Day Weekend hours

We Are Open For Labor Day!

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Labor day is a holiday for the American worker! According to the Department of Labor, Labor Day “is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” We are excited to stay open for Labor Day and offer you–The American Worker– a chance to take advantage of our amazing deals!

Wilde Toyota 2016 Labor Day Weekend hours:

  • Friday- 9:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Saturday- 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday- CLOSED
  • Monday- 9:00AM- 5:00PM

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