Meet Capital Toyota’s Assistant Service Manager

Capital Toyota’s Assistant Service Manager - Donnie Thacker
Capital Toyota’s Assistant Service Manager – Donnie Thacker

Capital Toyota is excited to introduce our new Assistant Service Manager, Donnie Thacker. Originally from East Ridge, Tennessee, Donnie has been working in the car dealership industry for 28 years. Donnie started working on Capital Toyota’s pre-owned lot sweeping the shop when he was 16 and slowly worked his way up to this position. Congratulations, Donnie!

Donnie is dedicated to serving the entire Chattanooga area, and Capital Toyota will service any make and model of car. If we don’t have the part on hand, we’ll get it from a local parts store as quickly as possible.

Donnie loves working at Capital Toyota because of his passion for cars, people, and the McKamey family, who founded the dealership in 1966. Capital Toyota is where Donnie met his wife, and their fifteenth wedding anniversary is in just a couple of weeks!

Cars are a big part of Donnie’s personal life, too—he races them in his free time and he even acted as pit manager for his son Trey’s kart races. Donnie’s favorite Toyota is the 2001 Tundra he drives, and he loves the outdoors and hunting and fishing with Trey.

Donnie has been an important part of the staff here at Capital Toyota for a long time, and he’ll make sure your car gets the very best service around, regardless of make and model!

 

Next time you’re in for service, say “HI” to Donnie!

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Top Summer Adventures in the Chattanooga Area

Tennessee is filled with all sorts of fun experiences, and the Chattanooga area is no different, offering plenty of attractions, views, and cultural activities for both residents and visitors. With so many things to do, Chattanooga can become a little overwhelming, so we’ve put together a guide to the area’s top summer adventures for everyone looking for a good time.

Beat the Heat

Splash around in Lake Winnie’s SoakYa water park or The Passage. If you’re looking for a more thrilling experience, burrow 260 feet underground in a 60-degree year-round cavern to view the beautiful Ruby Falls.

Animal Encounters

Between the Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Zoo, there are plenty of opportunities to see animal life up close and personal. Alternately, search for the legendary gnomes on the Lookout Mountain garden trails.

Play in the River

The Tennessee River is right there, and whether you want to take a guided boat tour or rent your own watercraft for a day of exploration, you can experience its scenic blue waters.

Musical Summer Evenings

Check out Chattanooga’s local event calendar for information on any upcoming music festivals or concerts. There’s plenty this summer, so make a note in your personal planner.

There are plenty more top summer adventures in Chattanooga, but we’ve barely scratched the surface of everything the city has to offer. Take the time to explore the area and find some adventures of your own!

Help Us Donate to the Fallen Five Fund

A year ago this month, on July 16th, a terror attack happened down the street from our dealership here at Capital Toyota. This hit close to home and greatly affected the members of our community. As a result, for the month of July we would like to help customers support the Fallen Five fund. Called the 7-16 Freedom Fund and started by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, this fund is dedicated to supporting the expenses of the families affected by the attack.

Support the Fallen Five with Capital Toyota and Lexus of Chattanooga this July

Interested in knowing how to help? It’s easy. All you have to do is go to our dealership’s Google+ page and leave a review. For every review left on our page during the month of July, Capital Toyota and Lexus of Chattanooga will be donating $5 to the fund. That’s all. It doesn’t matter if your experiences with us are recent, if it’s been a few years, or if you didn’t even buy anything — if you leave a review, you’re helping us give back to the local community.  You can also leave a review for Lexus of Chattanooga as well!

The Fallen Five fund will go towards not only supporting the daily financial struggles of those who lost loved ones in the attack, but towards the post-secondary educations of the children and relatives left behind by victims. You’re also free to donate to the fund yourself through the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga, viewed from Lookout Mountain - By Thomsonmg2000 - Own work, CC0
Downtown Chattanooga, viewed from Lookout Mountain – By Thomsonmg2000 – Own work, CC0

There are many amazing things to do in Chattanooga. We at Capital Toyota want to help you experience the best activities and have compiled a list of our favorites.

  • Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park – This park offers fun for the whole family with rides, games, and a water park.
  • Southern Belle Riverboat Cruise – This 500-passengr boat recreates the glamour of the 1800s riverboats with sightseeing, lunch, and dinner cruises.
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park – Chickamauga and Chattanooga is the nation’s first and largest National Military Park.
  • Creative Discovery Museum – This museum has activities for kids of all ages, featuring science, music, and other disciplinary areas.
  • Ruby Falls – Hike a short distance to experience the world’s highest underground waterfall.
  • Rock City– This winding 4100-foot trail meanders through natural sandstone formations and a 90-foot waterfall. On a clear day, visitors can see seven states from the 180-foot suspension bridge.
  • Chattanooga Incline Railway – Travel “America’s Most Amazing Mile” on the steepest incline of the world.
  • Tennessee Aquarium – Home to more than 9,000 creatures, this is the world’s largest freshwater aquarium.

We hope that you enjoy all that Chattanooga has to offer. Of course, if you need a vehicle, be sure to stop by Capital Toyota!

Register for the Chattanooga Mud Run August 15th

Chattanooga Mud Run

Who’s afraid of a little mud? We sure aren’t! Join us for the coming Chattanooga Mud Run next Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at the grounds of Greenway Farms in Hixson, TN. It’s sure to be a fun event with a great cause behind it!

The Chattanooga Mud Run is a 5K mud run to help raise funds for Habitat of Humanity of the Greater Chattanooga area. This run is through a military-style obstacle course with most of the obstacles covered in, you guessed it, mud! Come on out and get a little dirty while getting in your exercise and help support a great local charity!

Your participation in the mud run helps many hard-working people and families purchase energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity homes in Chattanooga that are both affordable and sustainable. You can help change someone’s life by joining us on August 15th.

“We are extremely blessed to be participating in an event such as this, contributing to the organization that helps so many people across the United States and in our local community with the Habitat for Humanity,” says Ed Emerson, Toyota New Car Sales Manager here at Capital Toyota. Be sure to see us there as we’ll be bringing our TRD Pro Toyota 4Runner for show!

For more information about run times, or to register individually or with a team, you can do so by visiting the official mud run website by clicking here!

A Grand Opening in our New Facility

Join us this coming weekend for our Grand Opening in our new facility here at Capital Toyota on Lee Highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee! It has been a long time coming and we’re very excited to share it with you.

Along with some improvements to the exterior of our building, we’ve also been doing some updating to the interior, including our all-new café, coffee bar, and updates to our waiting areas, which show off our new, large televisions, fireplace, and even a special children’s waiting area for our younger customers! It truly is a site to be seen, and we’re happy to finally be able to provide this to our outstanding customers.

Grand Opening
Our new waiting area
Grand Opening
Our children’s area

All of us at Capital Toyota wanted to thank you all for your patience and understanding these last few months as we’ve been working hard to improve our facilities. It was difficult maneuvering around our mess during all of the construction that took place, so again, we thank you for being patient with us.

Come see us this weekend at Capital Toyota for an incredible Grand Opening event!

Join Us for our Special Olympian Party July 14th

Special Olympian Party

With the Special Olympics World Games rapidly approaching on July 25th, we here at Capital Toyota will be working in conjunction with the Special Olympics of Tennessee to host a Special Olympian Party where we’ll be honoring and raising funds for the Special Olympics.

The event will be held on July 14th at 1:00 PM here at Capital Toyota in Chattanooga where our owner Bob McKamey will present a donation check to Nicole Gonzales, a Special Olympics athlete competing in the 100 meter run, 400 meter relay, and shotput events. Also, Capital Toyota will be making a $20 donation for the first 100 service customers on that day, so be sure to come out and see us and help us with a great cause!

“We hope to see as many people as possible in here on the 14th,” says Jim Taylor, our Internet Sales Director here at Capital Toyota. “We want to make the largest possible impact for the Special Olympics, as well as encourage our Team USA Special Olympics athletes as they prepare for the World Games.”

All community members are welcome to attend! There will be food, goodies, and lots of fun! Don’t miss out on this honorary ceremony.

If you would like to learn more about the program or donate online, visit the Toyota Cincinnati Region’s support page.

Welcome to the Capital Toyota Scion Blog!

Capital Toyota Scion

Welcome to our blog! Capital Toyota Scion of Chattanooga, Tennessee are your local area Toyota and Scion dealerships. We offer an extensive line of new and used inventory, automotive maintenance services, parts, and much more. If you’re in the market for the Camry, Corolla, Tundra, RAV4, tC, or xB, visit us today at Capital Toyota Scion and we’ll help you find the vehicle you’ve been looking for! Be sure to check out our website to see all of our vehicles and specials!

Our Mission at Capital Toyota is to continually strive to provide our customers with complete satisfaction before, during, and after the sale. Our Vision at Capital Toyota is to be the customer’s top choice when shopping for a fair and honest deal, whether it’s a vehicle purchase, service work, or parts and accessories. Our Belief at Capital Toyota is that without a completely satisfied customer there will be no future growth. And our number one Goal at Capital Toyota is to treat every customer with courtesy, respect, and honesty while working to build a lasting win-win relationship.

Come and see us today!