Monthly Archives: December 2018

Keep off the Holiday Calories at These 2 Fitness Centers in St. Louis

A girl working out with a bar bell | Weiss Toyota of South CountyThe holiday season is the time when we all indulge and eat more calories than we should. It’s easy to indulge in high-calorie food during the holidays when you visit friends and family and find yourself tempted at every turn with some delicacy or other. You don’t want to refuse and disappoint those smiling faces, yet you don’t want to ruin your diet either. So, what do you do? The simple answer is to get yourself to the nearest fitness center and work off the weight. Here are some fitness centers in St. Louis that can help you keep off the holiday calories.

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What's That Clunk: Engine Noises You Should Never Ignore

A girl in the road with headphones | Weiss Toyota of South CountyIf you’ve ever worried about things that go thump in the night, just wait until you hear the noises your car makes. Some of them can send shivers up the spine of even the most dedicated car owner. Car noises can spell trouble for your vehicle, especially if they occur on a regular basis or grow louder. Here are some noises from your car engine that you should never ignore.


Your car has different types of drive belts, like v-belts, serpentine belts, and timing belts. These belts move by the friction created with a pulley and are essential for transferring power from the engine to the various mechanical components like the alternator, water pump, air conditioner compressor, and power steering pump.
These systems are essential. The alternator delivers power to your car’s battery and electrical systems by converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. The water pump cools your car engine, the air conditioner compressor cools the cabin, and the power steering pump improves your car’s handling.
The drive belts running these components are made of rubber and wear out over time, causing the squealing sounds coming from under your car’s hood. If the squealing gets louder when you step on the accelerator, you need to replace these belts.

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5 Spots Where You Might Find a Santa Sighting in St. Louis

Santa Claus | Weiss Toyota of South CountyAre you spending the holidays in St. Louis with your family? Well, you can’t miss meeting Santa Claus while you are in town. Here are some of St. Louis’ best festive events where you can introduce your kids to the jolly man in the red suit.

  1. Winter Wonderland 

To catch some holiday spirit, visit Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park, 9551 Litzinger Road in St. Louis. Open from Nov. 21 to Dec. 30, except on Christmas Eve, you can drive or walk the grounds to see the lights displays. Your best bet of seeing Santa Claus is by taking a ride in his sleigh. Available on all nights except Mondays, reserve your sleigh ride tickets in advance online at the MetroTix website or calling the park’s office at (314) 534-111 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. You can also buy tickets at the Fox Theatre Box Office. The price is $12 per person for the 24-person Santa’s Sleigh.

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4 Best Toyotas to Hold All Your Holiday Gifts

2019 Toyota Sequoia | John Weiss ToyotaWhen you are going to spend the holidays with family and friends, you need a good amount of space in your vehicle to carry your luggage and the gifts you have bought for everyone. Fortunately, your Toyota comes with plenty of space for both passengers and cargo.
Let’s look at some of the best Toyotas that can hold all your holiday gifts and much more.

  1. Toyota Land Cruiser

A brand Toyota created over 60 years ago, the Land Cruiser is the manufacturer’s original SUV. The 2019 luxury model can seat up to eight people on perforated, leather-trimmed seats. For extra space, you can fold the second-row seats in a 40/20/40 split and the third-row seats in a 50/50 split. That gets you a pretty decent amount of extra space from the original 16 cubic feet. This increases to 43 cubic feet with the third row down and to 82 cubic feet with the second row down.
In addition, the Land Cruiser comes equipped with roof racks that let you secure extra and oversized luggage on top. of your SUV. Always wanted to give your brother a canoe for Christmas? No, problem. Up it goes.

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