Seeger’s Clearance Event – until August 30th 2014!

We feel like we need to shout it from the rooftops! August is our Clearance Event…and there are only 11 days to shop these deals! Save on Corolla, Prius, Rav4, and more, special offers include Free Financing and Rebates on some models.
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Annual Clearance Event 2014

visit http://www.seegertoyota.com/Specials/  for more New Car specials, as well as PreOwned, Service and Parts or call us at 314-434-5000 to discuss the details!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month At Seeger Toyota.

Well, we just ended October again here at Seeger Toyota and that means another very successful Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We have done this for 5 years now, and take each October to honor Breast Cancer victims, survivors and the men and women who are tirelessly working to help those affected, as well as finding a cure.  In the past we have had bake sales, and fundraisers, and one year had our very own Christine Seeger agreeing to color her hair pink if we reached our goal.
Do you honestly think that anyone at Seeger was going to allow that NOT to happen?
“I found that having pink hair was more than just a little distracting,” says Christine.
“People had a hard time looking me in the eye.”   Well Christine is always a great sport, and participated in this years festivities as well.
Well this year we had bake sales, a chili cookoff, featuring Christine’s very own vegetarian chili, which by the way, placed in the competition with several tasters not even aware that it was vegetarian, and an employee casual day with a catered barbeque lunch by Micki and Carol of Seeger, and served by our employees.  We also had a sponsored walk through Forest Park.
A great time was had by all, and we were able to raise over $1,700 for Breast Cancer research and care!  To date, we have been able to raise over $10,000! 

Seeger is so proud to be a part of this effort, and will continue to do this each year.  Contact us if you would like to donate or find out how to get involved!
Christine Seeger <customer_retention@seegertoyota.com>

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The Scion FR-S- now at Seeger!

“It responds to good driving skills….if you don’t have them, you should leave the stability control on.”  These are the words of Akio Toyota when talking, rather beaming about the Scion FR-S.  If you didn’t know already, the FR-S is Toyota’s bold attempt at bringing back some excitement and passion to the lineup.  And if you remember when, back when Toyotas once ruled the back roads with the Celica, Supra, and the MR-2, we would have to say that they have more than succeeded.

The FR-S is the North American version of the GT-86, which will be offered in Europe and Asia.  Born out of a collaboration with Fuji Industries, or more specifically Subaru, the FR-S is a joint effort to produce a rear wheel drive, front engine mounted (thus the FR) sports car.  The Subaru version-the BRZ- is almost identical other than some suspension tuning.  The details about who did what, between the two companies are a bit vague, and really not that important. Suffice to say that both companies were heavily involved in the design, and production, with the Subaru’s boxer engine getting the nod for the powerplant.

So what?  Is it awesome?  The short answer is YES!  While the engine provides plenty of horsepower, and torque for some low end grunt-200, and 151 respectively, the FR-S would not likely be the car you would challenge someone at a stoplight with.  Especially, a pony car with a surplus of just sheer cubic inches.  Once the road opens up, and starts to twist and turn, the Scion really shines.  With a very low center of gravity, coupled with almost perfect balance of weight, front to rear (53/47), the FR-S dives into and out of corners like a go-cart.  All without the teenager in the tank top,  MMA hat and megaphone telling you to “slow down and no bumping!”  Ahhh go cart track attendants.  But we digress…

The FR-S is available in a 6 speed automatic, or manual transmission, depending on your desired level of control, and that previously mentioned stability control that we spoke of that can be left on, or disabled depending on your level of skill/courage.

Coupled with plenty of interior options including Blutooth, USB and iPod connectivity, and checking in at under $25,000, nicely equipped, the FR-S is bound to appeal to younger buyers, and it has enough safety features (Stability control, lots of airbags), and respectable enough fuel economy (25/28) that it is likely to get the endorsement (maybe even a down payment) of plenty of parents as well.
Just remember to check the odometer when your dad gets back from taking if for a “quick run to the store”;-)

Why worry about wheel alignment?

The Importance of Wheel Alignment



It can happen any number of ways….
Maybe you swerve to avoid that thing in the road… “Is that a pillow, or a stuffed animal?” and BANG! You run over some type of metal thing instead.
Maybe you go to change the radio station so you don’t have to hear “Call Me Maybe” for the 900th time, and just as you look up, your car has drifted to the shoulder and the right tire is already in that pothole, the size of a sea turtle.
You swerve back and drive off, thankful that everything is cool, only to find that now every time you take a hand off the wheel to take a drink of your coffee, or turn away from that song again, the car wants to be “over there.”
Your wheels are likely out of alignment. And while this is annoying, there is actually a lot more to it than that. A car with wheels out of alignment can have several adverse affects:z

Check out this animation to see different types of alignment issues

- Fuel economy: as much as you try to keep your tires inflated properly, and follow the speed limit, and keep weight out of the trunk and all of that, if your wheels are out of alignment, they are possibly-depending upon the issue- working against each other.
- Tire wear: Again, depending on the type of misalignment, your tires will wear unevenly on either of the edges, and eventually wear down to slicks, leading to our next issue….
- Safety: If you need to stop quickly or make an evasive maneuver, having a part of your tires being bald is not going to help your cause.
- Excessive pressure on other vehicle components: Cars that have poor alignment can have premature, and uneven wear on brakes, wheel bearings, axles and other steering components, all leading to…
- Cost: Of course a good set of tires can go for anything from $80 per tire on up, and this can be the least of your expenses if worn tires cause you to hit something.

So what can you do? Well, you can probably get an idea as to whether there is a problem, by getting on a straight, even, safe, sparsely populated road and taking your hands off of the wheel just a half an inch or so, and just for a second. Obviously if you already know that the car will jerk wildly left or right do NOT do this. If the car starts to drift one way or the other, there is a good chance that your vehicle is out of alignment-at least. You could look for uneven tire wear, but the hope here, is that you will diagnose and address the issue before this point.

Take your car into an authorized service center, and have them take a look at the alignment. The truth is that many cars that don’t even show obvious signs can be slightly out of alignment. And it is not going to get any better. A good service center will have a machine specially designed to detect and correct alignment. It might cost $50 to $100 dollars to have 2 to 4 wheels aligned, assuming there are no other underlying issues.
It’s worth it. You will not only assure the life and performance of your tires and other components, but you will be safe and much more comfortable. And you will be able to reach over and change the station away from that song with confidence. What could be better than that?

Seeger Toyota, Ronald, and Hope…

Seeger Toyota at the Cassidy Turley/RMH Golf Tourney…

Who said golf was unproductive?
Clearly they weren’t at the 27th Annual Cassidy Turley/Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament in June. Seeger Toyota was one of many sponsors of this fantastic event to raise money for ailing children and their families. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for 58 families in their 3 houses in the St. Louis Metro area, as well as family rooms in area hospitals.

Check out this video and meet some of the great people and families of the Ronald McDonald House:

Seeger had 50 volunteers on site for the tournament, including Christine Seeger, and also sponsored one of the golf teams. The golf tournament was one day and there was a lunch, a dinner and a silent action with all kinds of amazing prizes. Seeger also gave away a 2012 Highlander for the Hole In One competition. The Tournament raised over $653,000 dollars-with donations still coming in! Seeger had a ball at the tournament, and is so proud to have been involved with the Ronald McDonald House for over 10 years. We can’t wait until the next time we can get out to the house to prepare and serve up some hot food, and have a chance to meet some of the courageous parents and children, and hear their stories!

Seeger’s Memorial Day Recipes.

A fantastic Salmon sauce/glaze.

If you’re like us, salmon is one of those dishes that each time you have it you think, “Why don’t I have more salmon?” Sometimes, months will go by before you have it again. Regardless of the availability of fresh seafood in your area, this simple recipe will is a great reason to break your “salmonless streak” and will make any type of salmon better. King is ideal, with its high fat content, and rich flavor, but Atlantic, Copper River, or whatever type will work beautifully.

You will need:
1. Butter
2. Brown sugar
3. Low sodium soy sauce
4. Of course a nice full salmon fillet or pieces

Soooo here we go…

Oh, a couple of things first:

If you can get a full salmon fillet and cut it into smaller portions, this can be a lot cheaper, and you can always freeze some for later. Some people prefer to leave the skin on, but if you prefer to have it off, here is how to do it:

– Use a nice, long chef’s knife. Many people think that a fillet knife is better, because of its flexibility. Actually, LENGTH is more important (insert joke here). A nice 8” Chef’s knife will to the trick. You will also want it to be sharp.

  1. Start at the slimmer end of the fillet and keeping the knife at a slight angle, cut to create a bit of separation between the “meat” and the skin.
  2. Then, leveling the knife out-even with the cutting board- slowly move it back and forth until you are in about 5-6 inches.
  3. Then, you are going to reach under the knife and get a hold of the skin that has been separated, wrapping your hand around it like cloth.
  4. HERE’S THE KEY: You are going to keep the knife as stationary as possible, and actually move the fillet back and forth slightly, pulling it toward you. You will want to stop and wrap a bit more of the skin, as you go. The flatter the knife, the better. You don’t want to cut through the skin, or cut through too much of the fillet.
  5. Work slowly but surely, and before you know it, you will be all the way to the end, and most of the skin should be off of the fillet. Practice makes perfect. Remember, a long sharp chef’s knife is probably the best tool, but a nice long fillet knife-at least 8 inches- will work in a pinch. Just try to keep it level

And, you can also de-bone a fillet by running your finger along it-against the grain- until you feel the bone poke your finger. Then, you can take needle-nosed pliers and slowly pull the bones out. Try to keep them as straight as possible, so as not to tear the meat.

Okay, now that we have a beautiful, skinless, boneless fillet, we can cut it into 5 to 8 inch sections. If you like, you can even take your knife and do some crosshatching on the fillet, so it will “receive” the sauce better. This is not necessary.

Drizzle your dish/pan and fish with some olive oil or spray with Pam, sprinkle with salt ant pepper and cook at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes on the middle rack depending on thickness.

After about 5 minutes, go ahead and start your sauce. Of course this works with grilling as well, except you want to drizzle the sauce on for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking-NOT before- as, with any sauce containing sugar, the sugar will burn, and create something similar to road tar.

Now for the sauce:

– Put 2 Tablespoons of butter into a small to medium saucepan over medium heat.

– Let the butter reduce down some, all while keeping it moving with a wooden spoon.

– Take a Tablespoon or so of brown sugar and put it in with the liquefied butter. If everything is smoking or starting to get too “crystallized” you can turn the heat down a little. Keep it moving.

– Once that mixture is all nice and liquefied together, pour a splash of soy sauce. The low sodium kind is best, just because the butter will likely have plenty of salt.

– At this point it is probably best to either turn down the heat, or take the pan off of the burner and put it on a cutting board or another burner. Keep stirring until it is off of heat. You should now have a nice sauce, with a slightly lighter consistency than maple syrup.

Drizzle some on your salmon and serve to your family or friends, soon to be in awe of your abilities!