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Vehicle Maintenance is important

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Technician certification organization ASE surveys show a well-maintained vehicle not only lasts longer, it retains more of its resale value.

With a sluggish economic recovery and today’s consumers watching their finances carefully, it’s no surprise that the average age of vehicles in the United States is more than 11 years old, according to automotive research firm R.L. Polk and Co. With motorists holding on to their vehicles longer than ever before, maintenance takes an even greater importance in keeping roads — and people — safe.

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Chevy Bolt, Honda Ridgeline, Chrysler Pacifica win North American car, truck, utility awards

2017 Car Show Awards. Chevy Bolt, Honda Ridgeline, Chrysler Pacifica Win.

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Chevy Bolt, Honda Ridgeline, Chrysler Pacifica win North American car, truck, utility awards

DETROIT– The Chevrolet Bolt was named the 2017 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show, while the Honda Ridgeline took the truck honors and the Chrysler Pacifica took home the newly minted top utility vehicle of the year.

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Driver Assist Tech by BMW and IBM Partnership

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BMW Group to locate research team at IBM’s Munich Watson IoT HQ
IBM explores conversational interfaces in BMW i8 hybrid sports cars

Munich, Germany – 15 Dec 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new collaboration with the BMW Group, through which the companies will work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems for cars of the future.

As part of the agreement, the BMW Group will collocate a team of researchers at IBM’s global headquarters for Watson Internet of Things (IoT) in Munich, Germany and the companies will work together explore how to improve intelligent assistant functions for drivers.

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New Year Car care tips. PA State Inspection and Emissions $29.95

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PA State Inspections and Emissions for just $29.95! Call 215-348-9459
We are located at 5 Atkinson Dr. Doylestown, Pa 18901 (Across from the Post Office).

If your car has been taken for granted, the start of the new year is an ideal time to make things right and commit to regular maintenance. By doing so, vehicles will respond with improved performance, safety and reliability, and owners will likely save on costly repair bills that often are the result of neglect.

Protect your pride and joy. Here’s how to be a better car or truck owner in 2017. Resolve to take better care of your car or truck this year. Here are 10 New Year’s car care resolutions that will help extend your vehicle’s life and protect its performance in 2017 and beyond.

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The 11 best winter tires for cars and trucks. Stay safe in 2017

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The importance of having the right tires for the right season can’t be stressed enough. It doesn’t matter how much R&D and engineering went into your car’s chassis and handling if you have low-quality rubber or rubber designed for another season; you won’t get the performance you paid for. Summer tires give you grip in hot and dry conditions; winter tires find traction where all other tires will slip and slide. But neither of those would be worth a damn if you took them off-road. So be sure you’re prepared year-round.

Where a summer tire’s near-slick surface would just aquaplane, the tread on a winter tire shovels and pumps water out of the way while gripping the snow to keep you going in the right direction.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For Doylestown Region As Storm Heads in

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Winter weather is expected in Eastern Pennsylvania this week as the state could feel the impact of a larger storm coming to the Northeast.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for parts of Eastern Pennsylvania, saying a mix of snow and rain is possible Thursday that could make travel hazardous at times. Snow showers are also predicted for Friday. 

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How To Stay Safe If You’re Stuck In A Car In A Snow Storm

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You should stay off the roads during a blizzard or snowstorm if at all possible. But if you absolutely can’t avoid it, here’s what you should know.

First, stock your car with as many of these essentials as you possibly can:

1. Your fully charged cell phone, with a portable charger if you have one

If you get stranded on the side of the road during a snowstorm and can’t get yourself un-stuck, you should call for help immediately, Bill Van Tassel, Ph.D., an expert in safety education and manager of driver training programs at AAA, tells BuzzFeed Life. Call 911, and stay on the line with the dispatcher for as long as you need to. 

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Autonomous Car Unit ‘Waymo’ by Google

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SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s self-driving car project is now its own company called Waymo, led by CEO John Krafcik.

The company exists under Google parent company Alphabet and will operate like a “venture-backed startup,” Krafcik said at a press event today. Waymo will be based in Mountain View, Calif., and will be responsible for developing self-driving technology and will explore opportunities in trucking, logistics and automaker partnerships.

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Winter Car Hacks – safety, safety, safety

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Raise your wipers at night and cover them with socks to prevent them from freezing to your window.

Frozen lock? Use a straw and blow on the lock to melt the ice. You can also use hand sanitizer to quickly thaw it.

Or, use a lighter to heat the car key and slide it into the lock. This also works for frosty front doors.

Shaving cream works to fog-proof your car. It has a lot of the same ingredients as commercial de-foggers. Just spray a layer on the inside of your windows and wipe it clean. Pro tip: Don’t leave open containers of liquid or water in your car overnight, those will evaporate and turn into fog or frost.

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New vehicles equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle communications

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U.S. DOT advances deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology to prevent hundreds of thousands of crashes

Proposed rule would mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication on light vehicles, allowing cars to ‘talk’ to each other to avoid crashes. Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on U.S. roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule today that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles, enabling a multitude of new crash-avoidance applications that, once fully deployed, could prevent hundreds of thousands of crashes every year by helping vehicles “talk” to each other.

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Since we began using a Digital Vehicle Inspection, customer communication – and repair work authorizations – have moved into the fast lane. The response from customers after receiving color-coded digital inspections and detailed vehicle condition photos has been phenomenal.

The response I get back from people is unbelievable. They can actually see what we’re seeing. A picture is worth a thousand words. Even if your not buying everything, you can see it for yourself. In the days of simply telling customers what was wrong with their vehicles, customers may have wondered. This way, there’s no question.

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