Automakers Are Offering More Safe, Affordable Family Cars

2019-06-28 13:18:54 auto diagnostics and repair Falconer

When it comes to your family, you want the safest car you can afford. Families are spending more and more time on the road. Between school, work, sports practice, and road trips, finding a safe and cost-effective car is more essential than ever.

Depending on your preference, you can choose an SUV, minivan, truck, or sedan. With many breakthroughs in technology, all of these automobiles combine safety, reliability, space, and kid-friendly features.

Ford, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi make some of the highest-rated SUVs equipped for growing families. Auto companies like Kia, Audi, and Toyota have taken a full-size car and made it spacious enough for families on the go.

U.S. News named the 2018 Kia Sorento as the Best 3-Row SUV for the money. The 2018 Ford Edge was recognized as the best 2-Row SUV for the money.

If you are looking for a family car under $10k, you might want to check out pre-2010 Saturn Outlook, Toyota Sienna, or Dodge Caravan. High-tech safety features have made family-friendly vehicles more and more popular. Some of the accessories include:

Forward collision detection
Rearview monitoring
Blind spot notification
Tire pressure monitors
Antilock brakes
Hands-free screen
Secure car seat attachments

Parents also want to make sure the kids are entertained. Vehicles now have enough tools to keep any passenger happy, no matter how long the trip is. Kid-friendly features include:

Electronics plug-in hub
Rear TV screens
Spacious rear seats
Rear sunshades
Fold-out trays for snacks

Buying a safe car is only the first step. Keeping your vehicle safe requires periodic scheduled auto maintenance. Rely on the pros at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair in Falconer to keep your car properly maintained. You will protect both your family and your automotive investment.

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Common Auto Myths Debunked

2019-06-27 22:37:33 auto diagnostics and repair Falconer

At I-86 Truck & Auto Repair, we hear a lot of car talk. And occasionally we hear someone repeating a myth that's been debunked for years. Here are a few of the most common:

Premium Gas Will Make My Car Last Longer

If you have a high-performance automobile, your manufacturer may recommend premium fuel. If not, you are needlessly spending more at the pump.

Using An Independent Shop Will Void Your Warranty

Some dealers claim this to be true because they want to continue to profit from your automobile purchase. Your warranty is valid wherever you get your maintenance done. We invite you to entrust your automobile to us at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair. We perform affordable, quality auto warranty service and repair.

Always Replace All Four Tires At The Same Time

If a tire is damaged beyond repair, it's fine to buy one tire that is the same size and manufacturer. However, your tech may recommend buying two tires at once to promote more even wear. Talk to a technician at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair.

You Can Drive Several Miles on Empty

It's true that automobile manufacturers calibrate gas gauges to register empty when there is still some fuel left. The trouble is that you don't know how much you have. And if you haven't been paying attention, you don't know how long your car has shown empty.

If You Have 4-Wheel Drive, Snow Tires Are Unnecessary

Your 4-wheel drive will help you climb snowy hills, but you need the improved traction and steering provided by snow tires. 


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