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Unpacking Safety Ratings

One of the most important considerations in selecting the right car for you is how safe it is on the road. You want to know that you will be adequately protected if you are in a crash. That is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed their rating systems as described below.

The IIHS relies on five different tests to see what a car will do upon impact. Cars earn scores from poor to good, and the most reliable cars in a crash are named as a Top Safety Pick…
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Nissan Pathfinder is Built For Adventure

The Nissan Pathfinder is a seven passenger SUV that has a powertrain and technology that is ready for your next adventure. The Pathfinder has a host of powertrain features that are designed to keep you stable and safe, even when the road gets rough. Let's take a look.

The selectable driving mode allows you to choose between 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, or auto mode. In auto mode, the Pathfinder works behind the scenes and transfers power where it is needed the most. The power display lets you see exactly where the power is being transferred....
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Nissan Versa Note Performance Features

The Nissan Versa Note is a variation of the main trim, which is the Versa. The Note starts off with the same engine as the Versa, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The standard engine has 109 horsepower output and a five-speed transmission to start. However, the Note can also be upgraded to the CVT model, which has an automatic transmission.

The Note is a very fuel economic car. You can get about 39 mpg on the highway with the CVT version. The handling and suspension do a great job of keeping the Versa sharp on the road, and the agile acceleration…
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Get All The Features With The Nissan Altima

For many years, the Nissan Altima has been one of the best-selling mid-sized sedans on the road. The Altima provides a comfortable ride and a track record of reliability. The Nissan Altima provides several accessories that makes owning an Altima even more enjoyable.

If you purchase a pre-owned Nissan Altima from Virginia Select Auto, you will want to make sure that your vehicle is protected from harm. One of the accessories available for the Altima is the impact sensor. This sensor sounds an alarm if the vehicle is dinged. If a break-in is attempted, an alarm will sound.

 

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What Design Features Do You Get With The Ford Taurus?

The Ford Taurus is a popular full-size sedan, which prioritizes quality over everything else. But you may not know about some of the incredible design features that you can find in a pre-owned Taurus. Your friends from Virginia Select Auto have got the scoop for you.

The Ford Taurus is elegant and designed to impress everyone that you drive by. Outside of the Taurus, you will find LED headlights and a distinctive, sophisticated grille. Both the headlamps and the taillamps are LED lights, actually, so you will have plenty of quality light to see wherever the road takes you at…
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Rough Terrain Isn't a Problem With Four-Wheel Drive

When you're driving through rough terrain, you want to have a vehicle with four-wheel drive. This feature can prevent you from getting stuck in mud and deep snow because it helps the wheels grip the road. If one wheel is slipping, another can compensate so that you don't stay stuck in one place. But there are actually different ways that you can use your four-wheel drive, and we want you to know the best ways to optimize the effectiveness of your vehicle, so here's the difference between four-low and four-high drive.


 

 

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Choosing the Truck Cab Style Right for Your Needs

In order for our customers to be totally satisfied when they drive their new pick-up truck off our Virginia Select Auto lot, we want them to choose the truck cab style that best suits their needs.

If you usually are driving solo with no more than two passengers, then the regular or standard truck cab with only two doors and limited space is right for you. The next upgrade is the super or quad cab featuring two full-sized doors and two smaller doors that only open when the large doors have opened. This style also features a small but serviceable…
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Check Out the Versatile Ford Transit Passenger Wagon

From powerful pickup trucks to fast sports cars, Ford is the best automotive brand that does vehicles well. Let us introduce to you the all-new Ford Transit Passenger Van with many versatility features that will handle taking long trips effortlessly. The starting price is only $35,840 and has a seating capacity of 15, which is absolutely perfect for individuals and corporations in the tourism industries.

The arrangement for the interior is simple because there is a large amount of passengers that can fit inside for a possible tour around Amherst. 

 

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Small but Powerful Hatchback Motors can Keep Gas Mileage Low

Rising gas prices are presenting serious problems for the finances of the average driver. In response to price increases, many drivers choose to purchase and drive smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles. Hatchback vehicles often offer drivers smaller motors that make fuel efficiency a reality. Here at Virginia Select Auto, we enjoy helping our valued customers to make informed and wise purchases in the hatchback vehicle market.

There are many hatchback styles and versions available on the market, but most hatchback styles offer drivers their choice of small, powerful motors.
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How Knowledge Can Help With Vehicle Experience

One of the best things that people can do is learn about vehicles and certain terms. Knowledge can be the very difference between a good experience with a vehicle and a bad experience. People who take the time to learn what certain terms mean and what they are talking about are going to be more likely to make sure that their vehicles remain in good condition.

One example is the common mistake that people make when they talk about towing and payload. While it is often used interchangeably, these terms actually mean something completely different to one another. 

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