Archive for September, 2014

Fuel Prices Reach 4-Year Low in America

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Fuel Prices are Dropping in the US

Fuel Prices are Dropping in the US

We’ve all heard our grandparents talk about “The good old days”, when gasoline only cost .10 cents a gallon, and they had to walk to school in the snow uphill, both ways. The days of .10 cent gallons of gasoline are gone forever unfortunately and in recent years fuel prices have climbed to levels that are higher than ever. However, we do have some good news for you, fuel prices are dropping in the US. There has been a recent trend of lowering gasoline prices that have taken place throughout the country over the last few months. (more…)

Flashback Friday: The First Car Equipped With a Touchscreen in 1989

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Touch Screens in cars Since the 1980s

Touch Screens in cars Since the 1980s

In today’s current auto market a big selling point is technology features. Automakers try to pack as much new technology into the cars that they produce as possible. One of the most popular new features that has arisen in the past few years is touch-screen technology in cars. Almost all major automakers have been implementing this technology over the past few years and make it available in almost all the models that they produce. This format works well with the infotainment systems that a lot of the new cars come with today that provide things like: Hands-free phone calls, navigation and entertainment. However, even though this technology has only recently become popular in cars it is not anything new. Surprisingly, we’ve had touch screens in cars since the 1980s. (more…)

Minnesota Residents are Getting Excited for the New 2015 Jeep Renegade

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
2015 Jeep Renegade

2015 Jeep Renegade in Minnesota

All of the Jeep fans in the Albert Lea area should be getting excited, because we have a big announcement. The 2015 Jeep Renegade in Minnesota is a completely new model that is expected to be released and on the lot at Dave Syverson Auto Center Albert Lea MN by January of this year. (more…)

Increase in Thieves Targeting Pickup Truck Tailgates

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Theft of Pickup Truck Tailgates is on the Rise

Theft of Pickup Truck Tailgates is on the Rise

We were surprised to learn that the theft of pickup truck tailgates is on the rise in the United States. So we decided to write this article to highlight some of the facts in the increased tailgate thefts and also to provide you with some tips on how to keep your pickup truck safe. (more…)

The Fastest Sedan in the World: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Earlier this year Dodge got the entire automotive community talking and excited when they announced that they will be releasing the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Which was the fastest production muscle car coupe that has ever been produced, and has an unbelievable 707 horsepower. Dodge recently unveiled a second Hellcat model that is supposed to be ever faster than the Challenger, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. We have had many customers coming in to Dave Syverson Auto Center Albert Lea MN to ask us questions about the new Charger Hellcat. So we’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to telling you all about the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. (more…)

Volkswagen’s First All-Electric Car

Monday, September 8th, 2014
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf in Minnesota

Volkswagen will finally be entering the fully-electric car market in the 2015 model year with the all new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf in Minnesota. Volkswagen hasn’t released all of the details yet, but they did say that it would be priced at $36,265 and that it should hit the market by November in select Volkswagen dealerships across the country. Unfortunately, this fully electric version of the Golf will only be available on the top trim level. So if you want to drive a fully-electric Volkswagen car you will have to spend a little more money in order to get it. (more…)

Flashback Friday: The General Lee

Friday, September 5th, 2014
Nothing More Classic Than the General Lee

Nothing More Classic Than the General Lee

Here at Dave Syverson Auto Center Albert Lea MN, we are big fans of Dodge and the rich history of the brand. So we’ve decided that it would be fun to take a look back at a classic Dodge vehicle every week in something that we call, “Flashback Friday”. This will be our first Flashback Friday post ever, so we wanted to cover a car that was truly unique and special. Well, there is nothing more classic then the General Lee, which is the Dodge Charger that was used in the Dukes of Hazzard television show. (more…)