Auto Tech Advances

2018 a year for big technologies in the automotive industry.

Safety Features:

In May a new regulation requires all new cars to have backup cameras. Once a luxury add on is now going to be standard on all new vehicles.

Self-Driving Cars

Ford, General Motors and Waymo (formerly known as Google’s self driving car project) are all testing this new way to drive.

Smartphone Integration

Andriod and Apple let drivers answer text and play music by using voice commands and controls on the steering wheel.

                                                                                   from AAA times January 2018

 

What do you think is the most helpful and or  beneficial technology in cars today?

Toy Drive for Shriners Hospitals for Children®

We wanted to say Thank You to all our wonderful customers and employees for helping with this years toy drive. I have included a letter we received  from Shriners Hospitals for Children®

 

From the staff, patients and families at the Springfield Shriners Hospital, we thank you for your donation and wish you a very Happy New Year!

Toys have an extra special meaning at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield. Not only do they bring joy to a child, but they help calm the fears of a child undergoing a medical procedure. Toys are used every day by our Child Life specialists, to make blood draws less frightening, distract children who are getting casts removed, and accompany children into surgery.  Child Life specialists facilitate coping and the adjustment of children and families by providing play experiences. Play is “the work of childhood”. It allows children to prepare for medical encounters, act out frustration, and show their level of understanding of the hospital experience.

Because of your generous donation of toys and games, you have helped us to fulfill our vision of transforming the lives of children each day. Friends like you make a child’s stay at the hospital brighter.

Knowledge is Power Fall 2017

You are cordially invited to Knowledge is Power, a car care seminar!

Have you ever felt lost when it comes to caring for your vehicle?

Trust us, you’re not alone. From general maintenance to understanding some of the illuminated lights on the dash of your vehicle, it can all feel overwhelming. Join us for a fun-filled seminar designed to bring you up to speed on car care basics and much more – brought to you in partnership with ESP Auto & ACDelco.

                           

  Topics for the evening:  

Checking your oil– We will show you how to check oil your vehicle.

4wd/AWD -Winter is coming… what are the difference and benefits of 4wd and AWD. Do you really need to purchase 4 tires at a time? Trac-control how does it work? What do I do if I’m sliding? ABS simulator-what does it feel like when my ABS is activating.

Safety & Comfort Features- What do you need to know about the upcoming safety & comfort features that are now coming standard on new vehicles.