Changes To The Ford EcoSport For 2021

Maybe you haven’t heard yet, but the 2021 Ford EcoSport now comes with even more features than before. Ford’s smallest SUV is now in its fourth year of production for the U.S. market. Here is a list of a few of the changes that have you can expect to see at Virginia Select Auto when you take a tour of the EcoSport.

You’ll still find the S, SE, SES and Titanium models, and the mechanical side of this vehicle remains the same as well. However, you’ll likely spot some exterior changes that will interest you…

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Stay Warm in the Winter with the Nissan Murano

Let's face it: Amherst can be chilly in the morning. When you touch the steering wheel, your hands feel like ice. As you back out of the driveway, you find yourself wishing that you would have brought a pair of gloves along.

With the Nissan Murano, you can say goodbye to shivering in the vehicle on your way to work. This vehicle comes with a heated steering wheel that allows you to warm your hands even on the coldest of mornings. Stop by Virginia Select Auto and try it out for yourself--we think you'll be impressed.

 

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Buying a Used Car Can Save You Money

Buying a new car is tempting when you are driving around Amherst in an old car that has given you more problems than you want to handle. A new car makes more sense, but it may not be the right choice if you are concerned about your budget. Here are a couple of reasons why you should consider purchasing a used car from Virginia Select Auto. 

The Price 

A new car rapidly depreciates once you drive it off the lot. If you finance the car, then this puts you deeper in the hole. The price of a used car is…

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The Top Reasons You Should Buy a Hatchback!

One of the most driver-friendly vehicles is a hatchback. Not only are they styled to look like fun vehicles, but they are also not hard to maneuver. At Virginia Select Auto, we suggest many reasons to own a hatchback!

Consider the visibility of a hatchback. Not only do you have tons of cargo space, but you can also see out of the back of a hatchback well, even when you have it loaded with cargo! Your passengers will also have plenty of room for the things they have with them, such as backpacks or sporting equipment.

 

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LATCH Evaluations

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent agency that measures the safety rating of motor vehicles. They help determine how safe a car is depending different impact types. They also test for car seats for children. As a parent, you want the best safety for your child, and the IIHS can help you determine the best car seat and car for your family.

They test the car on several different factors including crash tests from the front, driver's side and passenger's side. In addition, they test the safety and durability of the car's sides…

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How To Stay Safe And Sane When Traveling With Pets

When heading out on a trip in Amherst, you certainly don't want to leave your furry family members behind. However, traveling with pets in tow can be quite a challenge, meaning that you need to make special preparations to ensure that everything works out. To help make your next pet-friendly trip as smooth as possible, here are a few tips from Virginia Select Auto on traveling with pets.

Before you leave for your trip, you'll want to be sure that your pet is used to the carrier you'll keep it in. This will reduce the anxiety that…

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Don't Make Winter Tires Optional This Year

We want you to consider winter tires mandatory at Virginia Select Auto. Some nations already do. For safe Amherst driving in winter, all-season tires simply do not suffice.

Below 45 degrees, all-season tires harden, which causes them to provide less traction than they do in warm months. You need increased traction in snow and ice, so we fully endorse winter tires. Modern winter tires feature tread compounds that are sticky in cold temperatures. That characteristic improves winter tires' grip. For enhanced traction, tire designers add ingredients that you might not think would be 

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Best Tips for Car Detailing

Everyone in Amherst wants a clean car, inside and out. It is so much nicer to sit down inside your vehicle when it has been recently detailed. If you think you are up to the task of detailing your car yourself, the team at Virginia Select Auto would like to share some tips with you.

When washing your car, start with your wheels and tires. After they are shining, you will want to start at the top of the vehicle and work your way down. Don't forget to add a layer of wax when the vehicle is nice and…

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The Importance of Car Wax and its Uses

Car wax is a topic that not many drivers outside of vehicle enthusiasts are aware of. However, it is an integral part of proper vehicle maintenance and care that all vehicle owners should know how to use properly. Here at Virginia Select Auto, our goal is to help educate and inform drivers in Amherst, so we have assembled the important information that you need to know about car wax and how to use it appropriately.

At the most basic level, car wax is a mixture of one or more types of wax, combined with solvents and oils to create a…

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Nissan Rogue Sport Accessories

The Nissan Rogue Sport has become one of the top choices for subcompact sport utility vehicles around Amherst. They provide versatility and style that make it capable to handle all of your adventures. The interior accessories provided by Nissan give you the ability to customize the Rogue Sport to match your needs and style.

Nissan gives you many different floor mat styles to choose from that fit your lifestyle. Choose the high quality carpeted or all-season floor mats and cargo mats to protect the inside of the Rogue Sport from considerable foot traffic.

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