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National Teen Driver Safety Week 2015 is Oct. 18-24

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Helpful safety tips for teenage drivers

Helpful safety tips for teenage drivers

October 18 – 24 has been designated National Teen Driver Safety Week, and it is the perfect time to reflect upon the habits and behaviors exhibited by the nation’s youngest drivers. Some of the statistics about teen driver accidents are sobering and tragic, and we here at Dave Syverson Auto Center believe it’s important to stay educated on the issue. Not only could these helpful safety tips for teenage drivers prevent catastrophes, they are also important reminders for drivers of all ages and mileage. (more…)

SUV vs. Minivan: The never ending mommy battle

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
SUV vs. Minivan

Are you a minivan mom?

SUV vs. Minivan

If you have children or children on the way, you have to think about more than what car seat to buy. You also have to think about what vehicle would be most beneficial for you to own when you have child passengers. The historic battle of SUV

SUV vs. Minivan

Or an SUV mom?

vs. Minivan is not getting any less heated. As safety and technology become even bigger decision factors when buying a car, moms are faced a difficult choice.

Here at Dave Syverson in Albert Lea MN, we understand the importance of your car choice for families. In saying this, we believe that either choice is the right choice, it just depends on what features are most important to you. (more…)

Don’t forget your pets get hot too

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Heat Safety for Dogs

Remember your dog when the hot sun comes out

Heat Safety for Dogs

The experts at Dave Syverson aren’t vets but we know how important our pooches are to us. We strive to be as loyal to them as they are to us and want you to take a stand to do the same. The Minnesota summer is starting to warm up, and our dogs can feel it to. Because they can’t talk, we sometimes forget about their needs in the heat and humidity. Here’s a friendly reminder tips on heat safety for dogs.

First of all, make sure water is always available to your dog. When cold water doesn’t seem to be doing the trick to cool them down, most dogs love to chew ice or homemade popsicles made out of peanut butter. Make sure your dog is walking in

Heat Safety for Dogs

Your dogs are family too.

the grass instead of the pavement as much as possible in order to keep their paws from burning. Also, limit exercise on humid and hot days. (more…)

Sunny Days Bring Driving Dangers

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Summer driving dangers in Minnesota

Enjoy summer without driving stress.

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.

Summer driving dangers in Minnesota

Be a stress free driver.

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…)

Most Reliable Cars for New Drivers

Monday, June 16th, 2014

best cars for young drivers

The VW Jetta is safe and stylish

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.

best cars for young drivers

Focus in on a Ford for your new driver

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