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Some Important Safety Tips For Driving In The Winter

Winter poses a particular threat for drivers. The weather turns bad, and the roads get dangerous to drive on, but it is more than just that. There are other dangers such as the fact that windshield wipers can get frozen up or tires can be dangerous to even drive on.

Many people forget some of the basics such as the fact that they should be driving on winter tires rather than on the regular tires they are likely on now. It seems like a small thing, but it can help keep a person a lot safer out on the road…

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Join The Off-Roading Community

You don’t get the most from a hobby unless you speak with all of those who are also interested in the same hobby. You need to have the best information and the most excited people helping you figure out how to take on this new hobby of yours.

It is a lot easier today to find people interested in off-roading than it was at one point in time. After all, there are a lot of Internet forums and other places online where one might find a group of people interested in the same things as you are. It is…

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The Purpose of a Blind Spot Monitor

Our Virginia Select Auto team is committed to helping our Amherst shoppers use their vehicles to the fullest. A Blind Spot Monitor is an innovative driver-assist feature that can help you and those around you stay safe.

A Blind Spot Monitor uses technologies, such as a sonar or radar sensors, to keep watch for cars that are rapidly approaching or in your blind spots. There are some Blind Spot Monitors that provide you with a visual alert on the corresponding exterior mirror, and some warn you when you turn the blinker on. 

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Distracting Driving Has Met Its Match

Distracted driving is a real and present danger that can cause a great deal of damage to a whole lot of people. One must think about their actions and if they really want to put themselves in a situation where they could potentially harm themselves or others simply because they are too busy being distracted by something in the car.

The good news is that there are a number of tips that one can use to battle back against distracted driving. The first is to know yourself and understand what will distract you and keep that out of your vehicle…

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What Value Does The Vehicle History Report Add To Your Life?

Imagine walking into a boardroom somewhere without the faintest idea as to what kind of presentation you were about to give. It sounds like the beginning of a nightmare. Despite knowledge of this, many people will walk into the purchase of a used vehicle without the slightest clue what they are getting into. Where is the logic in that? It doesn’t exist.

You need to go over a vehicle history report line-by-line before making the choice to buy a used vehicle. It is mission critical to get a list of facts about the used car that you are 

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Choosing a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

Choosing a vehicle that is right for your dog means finding one that is safe, comfortable and makes sense for your family. The size of your dog matters, as a small dog tends to prefer small bucket seats where they can cuddle in. A large dog prefers a flat space to lie down comfortably.

Ease of getting into the vehicle is important when you are looking for a dog-friendly vehicle. Low entry doors make it easier for your dog to get in, while sliding doors make it easier for you to get your dog and children back into the van…

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What are The Main Features of a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

If you are a dog owner and enjoy taking them on long rides with you and the family, it is important to purchase a vehicle at Virginia Select Auto that is dog-friendly. But what makes a vehicle dog-friendly?

Here at Virginia Select Auto, we offer you all the features you need to own a dog-friendly vehicle including easy-clean upholstery, tinted windows, and fold down seats. By purchasing a vehicle with these specific features, your dog will be able to relax comfortably and stay cool while remaining in the shade of tinted windows. 

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Understanding How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors are practically standard on all vehicles today, becoming one of the key safety features available. They accomplish this dimming through an interesting process known as electrochromism.

This process involves two sensors within the mirror that are used to detect the amount of light hitting the mirror. These two sensors then work with a microprocessor to send a charge to a gel known as electrochromic gel, located between the pieces of glass that make up the mirror. When this charge hits the electrochromic gel...

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What to Do If You're in an Accident

Our dealership wants you to be safe while you're out on the road, but it's important to know exactly what to do just in case you are in an accident. So today, we're discussing the best tips for if and when you're in an auto collision.
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• Help the injured and call 911 if necessary
• Make sure that all parties and vehicles are out of the road
• Take pictures, exchange, and document all information including license plates, drivers license numbers, and insurance
• File a report with the police just in case of a liability claim
 

 

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The Benefits of a Back-Up Camera on A Vehicle


Here at Virginia Select Auto, we want you to know about the important safety features of our vehicles and one of them is a back-up camera.

Having a back-up camera on a vehicle can prevent potentially fatal accidents and give you a range wider than your rear and side view mirrors, helping to eliminate blind spots. A backup camera also helps with quick and efficient parking by giving you a better look at the area you are trying to back into and some even have a warning sensor if you are getting too close to an object or another vehicle…
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