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A Jeep Thing Is Now Just Ducky

If you've ever heard someone say "It's a jeep thing, you wouldn't understand," they're probably right. Jeep is its own culture, and if you don't get it, well, you're not alone. It's a phrase that's been around for years and  is often used by Jeep enthusiasts to describe the unique bond that they share.

Sure, other car enthusiasts have their own cultures and ways of doing things, but Jeepers are in a class all their own. They're a passionate bunch who love nothing more than spending time off-road, getting dirty, and pushing their vehicles to the limit.

A recent article from autoblog.com talks about a gigantic 61 foot tall inflatable duck that towered over the 2022 Detroit Auto Show.  What does a giant inflatable duck have to do with a Jeep?

According to the article " Why a duck? Because it commemorates a recent trend in the Jeep community called "ducking," in which Jeep owners hand out rubber ducks to compliment one another's rides."


So, if you see a Jeep with a rubber duck on it, don't be alarmed. It's just a friendly way for other jeep owners to show appreciation for their fellow Jeep enthusiasts. What about you? Are you looking to get into the Jeep culture? Or are you needing another car?

We have a great selection of inventory to choose from. If we don't have it, we can get it.Just use our vehicle locator service and we will track it down for you.


How To Keep Your Car On The Road Longer

One of the best ways to keep your car on the road longer is to perform regular maintenance. This includes things like oil changes, tire rotations, and engine tune-ups. By keeping up with these simple tasks, you can avoid more serious and expensive problems down the road.

Spark Plugs And Wires

In addition to regular maintenance, changing your spark plugs and wires proactively help extend the life of your car. Over time, these parts can wear out and cause problems with your engine.

Cabin Filter and Air Filter

Change your cabin air filter and engine air filter. One affects the airflow in your car and the other affects the airflow to your engine. Both are important for keeping your car running smoothly.

Fuel Injectors & EGR Valves

Check your fuel injectors.  Although not part of a standard service maintenance schedule, they start to deteriorate. You'll have a check engine light come on. Another major component that a lot of people fail to talk about when they just tune ups is the EGR valve or the exhaust gas recirculation valve. These should be checked and replaced according to your manufacturer's recommendations.

A faulty EGR valve can cause  all sorts of engine performance problems, including a loss of power and fuel economy.

Tires

Most people recognize the importance of having good tires on your car for  traction, safety, and gas mileage. But did you know that the condition of your tires can also have an impact on your electrical components. It's possible to have vibrations from your tires that will loosen battery terminals and other electrical connections. So, not only do you want to have good tread on your tires for safety, but you also want to keep an eye on any loose wires  or terminals.


By following these simple tips, you can keep your car running smoothly for years to come.


Do We Really Need Car Touch Screens

What started out as a way to view your car’s rear view camera soon started displaying everything from your radio, temperature controls and everything in between. They’re in almost every new car on the market, and their prominence is only going to increase in the coming years. But do we really need car touch screens?

The answer, it turns out, is a resounding yes… and no.


On the one hand, car touch screens make it easier than ever to control your car’s various systems. You can change the music, turn on the AC, and even adjust your seats without ever taking your hands off the wheel.


On the other hand, car touch screens can be dangerously distracting. Especially if you are not that familiar with where  all the controls are. It can take your eyes off the road for vital seconds that could mean the difference between life and death.

While touchscreen displays can be distracting, many car manufacturers are trying to design them in a way that minimizes driver distraction. Some features that are being implemented include:


- touch screens that can disappear into the dashboard

- voice controls

- heads-up displays that project images onto the windshield

- gesture controls


Ultimately, it is up to the driver to decide if a car touch screen is right for them. If you can use it without taking your eyes off the road, then it can be a valuable asset. But if you find yourself constantly fumbling with the controls, it might be best to stick with good old-fashioned buttons and knobs.


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