Archive for June, 2014
2015 Volkswagen Golf MN
FORE! Watch out, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Diesel is coming in hot. The new diesel engine will bring mighty power while still appealing to those who believe in the importance of fuel efficiency. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf MN is the model you know and love but now there’s even more to love. With improved features and a modified look and feel, the 2015 VW Golf is more to love.
The seventh generation model comes with more legroom and rear-seat space than any other generation of the Golf. Even with more space for comfort, VW has cut down in the Golf’s mass, giving it even easier handling and more fuel efficiency. To
provide even more fuel efficiency to the 2015 Golf, VW installed electric power steering which will reduce tire feedback and lower friction. A new and improved brake system has increased braking response resulting in more precision when braking quickly or reaching inclement road conditions. (more…)
Summer Driving Dangers in Minnesota
Good job, Minnesota! You made it through this awful winter. The snow and ice made driving unsafe and almost impossible some days. You think you can take a deep breath in the car now that the snow is gone, but the truth is that driving can be even more dangerous in the summer months. If you know these summer driving dangers in Minnesota you will less susceptible to accidents, save money on fixing door dents and dings, and will be able to save your driving stresses for the snow.
Knowing these four dangers will prepare you for summer driving.
1. Teen Drivers
No offense teens, but now that school is out there are more inexperienced drivers on the road during the day. Teens also pose a threat on the road because they are more likely to be paying attention to friends in their car, the radio, or unfortunately their cellphones instead of the road. Be aware of the drivers around you. If one of them looks like a teen on his/her cellphone give them room to make mistakes. Be patient instead of aggressive. It will pay off when you are at your destination safely. (more…)
Minnesota State Fair Events
Mark your calendars, the fair is just around the corner! You might be thinking summer has just begun but we know life gets hectic,and this is an annual outing you would be disappointed to miss. The Minnesota State Fair events range from the traditional animal showing to the live shows on the grandstand. With the amazing food, fun rides, and events for the whole family, the Minnesota State Fair has something for everyone.Don’t worry about the long drive from Albert Lea, we will fix you up and have your car ready for the drive.
The State Fair goes for 12 days and 12 nights, beginning on August 21st and finishing up on September 1st. Everyday has a new performance on the Grand Stand. This includes known performers such as Linkin Park, Tim McGraw. Kid Rock, Paramore, and the one and only Aretha Franklin. If you are looking for a less crowded area to listen to awesome performers check out the nearly ten more stages around the park that provide free performances with your admission. Along with music, you will also have the chance to see comedians, dance showcases, and a ventriloquist.
Jeeping in Minnesota
Hey all you Jeepers, we think it’s time to take your ruggedness to the next level. You have the jeep and the adventurous soul, but now it’s time to take it off the road and check out Jeeping in Minnesota. If you thought you could only go jeeping in mountainous states like Colorado and Wyoming, we have a surprise for you. We have many trails right here in Minnesota and it is time for you to explore them.
While you get the details all figured out, we will get your jeep prepared and make sure it it is safe to go offroading. Before you go off alone you might want to check out a few Jeeping organizations you can join in Minnesota that
will help you be safe and prepared for all your jeeping adventures have to offer. Some of these groups include the Trail Riders and the Dakota Dirt Diggers. Both of these groups understand the importance of safety during jeeping and will guide you to the right trails at the right time of year. (more…)
VW Passat in Albert Lea MN
The eighth generation VolksWagen Passat is scheduled to have a global unveiling on July 3, 2014. The 2015 Passat is a much anticipated car because of the model’s popularity throughout the past years. A teaser unveiling campaign has been going on for months and has gotten VW enthusiasts anxious to see the new model. The newest teaser image shows the shape of the model under a silk sheet. The image suggests a more sleek and sporty look with LED headlights and daytime running lights included. Before the new model is out to the public get excited by test driving a VW Passat in Albert Lea MN today.
Passat is universally known for being reliable and attractive. Previous Passat models have been named the highest ranked midsize vehicles by J.D. Power and Associates. One feature the Passat is known for is easy handling. Every model has been improved from the previous. For example, in the 2014 model is equipped with a rearview camera and VW’s debut of the Car-Net telematics interface. This Car-Net interface includes features that allow
you to lock your car from anywhere, receive maintenance assistance quickly, and gives you navigation backup wherever you go. It also allows drivers to set boundaries for the car to drive to keep teen drivers close to home. (more…)
Best cars for young drivers
So, your son or daughter is starting to drive. We know what a scary and exciting time this can be for you and them. While they might feel like they are invincible at this age, you know better. We know the best cars for young drivers that are safe, reliable, and won’t suck the bank account dry.
One car we believe is great for a responsible young driver is a Ford Focus. This car has excellent gas mileage and smaller price tag than many other cars of a similar style and class. The Focus gets an average of 28 miles per gallon and 40 highway miles per gallon.This car is sporty and chic but not edgy enough to give your young driver trouble in the school parking lot. The focus also has an electronic option for charging instead of filling up the gas tank. This option is great way to teach your teen about the different advantages of gas powered cars and electric cars.
2015 Nissan Frontier in Albert Lea Minnesota
News Flash:The 2015 Nissan Frontier in Albert Lea Minnesota will be a reality in the coming months. Nissan has announced a new and improved Frontier that will be making its way to Albert Lea, Minnesota.This new model has the same favorite features as other Frontier models, but many elements have been improved to provide drivers with even more satisfaction.
The improvements begin with the exterior shape of the Frontier. In the front, the U-shaped radiator grille that Nissan is notorious for is more rounded and the hood is more sleek and less bulky than the previous Frontier. In the rear,the tailgate has been shaped to compensate for larger tail lamps and an integrated spoiler. The Frontier will have a more sleek design and you will still be able to choose between two different bed lengths.
Albert Lea in June
Summer officially begins this month, so put down your work and go enjoy the sun. Albert Lea in June provides its citizens with a wide variety of events that are sure to appeal to all types of people. We think it is time for you to go enjoy the fresh air and sun. We’ll take care of the car while you got explore Albert Lea.
Did you know the famous Eddie Cochran grew up right here in Albert Lea? His known songs “C’mon Everybody” and “Summertime Blues” might have been in the works right in your back yard. Come over to Country Mill/
Country Inn and Suites June 13th and 14th for the 28th Eddie Cochran Weekend Car Show and check out what we love most…cars! The weekend will be filled surrounded by old style cars and includes a cruise through
downtown Albert Lea on Saturday afternoon. For those of you who don’t get as excited about cars as we do, stop by to enjoy 50s music, crafts, and local food vendors. Who can say no to amazing food? (more…)
New 2015 Jeep Renegade in Albert Lea, MN
American Design with Italian Craftsmanship, the new 2015 Jeep Renegade is the perfect mixture of strength, elegance and excitement. This is their promised, delivered. Five years ago, Jeep announced that it would introduce a vehicle to the small and midsize SUV segment that would maintain the Jeep reputation, and today, we can proudly say that they have done it. The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade in Albert Lea, MN comes in two different models, the Latitude and Trailhawk. (more…)