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Smart Phone Connectivity

In most newer car models you can safely stay connected to your device while keeping your eyes on the road ahead. Here we go over some of those options! Many car manufacturers are working to make their own individual infotainment systems, such as Ford Sync, OnStar, etc. However, Apple CarPlay by Apple and Android Auto by Google was developed to provide a universal option, regardless of which vehicle you are driving. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto require your smartphone to provide the connected features and usually are an in-dash touch screen set up. If you have an older model [...]

Tips to Keep Busy When You Live in an Apartment

Apartment life can be great, but if you are forced to stay in as much as possible, the walls may seem like they are closing in at times! Here are some tips on how to pass the time!   1.  Self-Care! You get ready daily like you used to, however, be sure to take some time to take care of yourself. Maybe you don't leave your yoga pants, but you do your hair and makeup today! You will be surprised at how much better this makes you feel. Plus this could be a great time to try some new hairstyles [...]

2020-05-27T15:34:09+00:00May 1st, 2020|safety, technology|

Benefits to Online Car Shopping

Have you thought about car shopping online? What has held you back? Here are some benefits!   You can research a LOT faster and a lot more from behind your computer screen than driving to each dealership and walking the lot! Compare prices, dealership deals, mileages and much more! Many times dealerships will offer a special Online price! You don' have to go out and visit dealerships at night after they close. We know many people do not want to deal with a salesman until they have to, so often times they will wait until the dealership is closed for [...]

Are You in the Market for an SUV?

Are you in the market for an SUV? Let's take a look at one of the many that Own A Car Fresno has on their lot! Confident and bold, our 2019 Chevrolet Traverse LT offered in amazing Silver Ice Metallic with 19,042 miles is ready for duty! Powered by an impressive 3.6 Liter V6 that delivers 310hp while connected to a smooth-shifting 9 Speed Automatic transmission for easy passing. Whether taking the kids to school, commuting to work, or towing that toy on the weekends, our Front Wheel Drive Traverse is at your service offering near 29mpg on the highway. [...]

Teen Driver Tips

Do You Have a New Teen Driver?   The time has come to show the new driver in the house the rules of the road! Buckle up and let's go over some tips to help the ride go as smooth as possible!   First off, RELAX! Remember any stress you are feeling, they will feel it too so take a deep breath and enjoy the moment! Try to remember back to when you were learning, was there anything that stood out that you would like to do differently? Now is your chance! Be sure to have the new driver go [...]

Understanding the Safety Features of Today

Lets Talk Basics Do you own a car newer than the late '90s? Chances are very good that it has antilock brakes and traction control. In most vehicles, these features are now standard. ABS brakes use sensors to detect the rotational speed of each wheel, and then a controller uses valves and pumps to meter braking effort accordingly when it detects a wheel that may be on the verge of locking up and skidding. Traction control uses a processor (sometimes integral with the ABS controller) that monitors the rotational speed of the wheels and uses braking friction to slow a [...]

The Disappearing Minivan

With SUVs and Crossover's gaining more and more popularity, Minivan sales have dropped off in the last few years. The main factor for this drop in sales is that people just love the versatility and look of the SUV. Let's say you are looking for a family vehicle, a few years back the family car was a minivan, but now, there are many options to choose from! Let's dive into some of those choices! SUV - With the option of Front Wheel Drive, All Wheel Drive or even Four Wheel Drive, these family movers are very versatile. They don't have [...]

What is Adaptive Cruise Control

As our vehicles become more intelligent, one feature you might want to learn more about is Adaptive Cruise Control. When activated, this technology automatically slows down or speeds up to keep your speed set where you want it. This also keeps pace with the car in front of you so if they slow down, you slow down. You can choose your following distance usually based on car lengths. Adaptive Cruise Control Capabilities Once set, adaptive cruise control provides limited braking or full control braking to maintain the set distance. If the car in front of you slows down or stops, [...]

2019-10-15T15:35:33+00:00September 26th, 2019|automotive knowledge, car buying, safety, technology|