March 25th, 2015 — Community Involvement
The next generation of drivers is one that has grown up surrounded by technology. While this has many positive results, the truth is that this constant connection is a double-edged sword for young drivers.
Many parents and guardians take comfort in knowing that their teen is practically attached to their cell phone. After all, this makes it much easier to check in and keep in touch as young drivers begin getting out on their own. The drawback, however, is that many young drivers have trouble resisting the temptation to text on-the-go.
In the state of North Carolina, the law doesn’t leave room for interpretation; texting or emailing while driving is illegal for all drivers of all ages. Additionally, drivers under 18 aren’t permitted to use their cell phones at all behind the wheel.
To make sure your teen doesn’t think they’re an exception to the rule, make sure to talk with them and let them know in no uncertain terms that rules like these are very serious and that there are no exceptions. More importantly, show them that this is the case by making sure you do the same; if you pull out your phone at a red light, it shows teens that it’s okay for them to do the same.
Modern Resources Offer Solutions to Modern Problems
As the saying goes, you can also opt to fight fire with fire. By making technology work for you, you can help your teen to keep temptation at bay.
For starters, encourage young drivers to program smartphone shortcut along the lines of, “I’m about to drive, I’ll text soon.” This makes it easier for teens to get the message across, and also lets their friends know not to create unnecessary distraction. The hashtag #X is another popular way that younger drivers are sending the same message.
Many leading service providers also offer apps or services to restrict of block texting on-the-go. The AT&T app DriveMode, for instance, sends an automated reply to calls and texts when the car is moving above 25 mph. This is certainly a viable option to take pressure off of many young drivers!
At Frank Myers Auto Maxx, we are staunch supporters of safe driving habits for motorists of all ages. When it comes to safety, there’s no room for exceptions. To learn more about safety on the road and how you can improve your driving habits, be sure to contact us online or to call our team directly at (866) 242-1277 today.
March 18th, 2015 — Used Cars
When you’re looking to go further for less, shopping for a quality pre-owned vehicle is always the way to go. Choosing a quality dealership that you can trust is an essential first step, but some shoppers are left wondering what comes next.
At our Winston-Salem used car dealer, you can always count on our team to offer dependable and personal guidance when it comes to helping you choose the perfect vehicle. We’re here to get to know you, your needs, and your budget, all to help you find a vehicle that’s just the right fit for your needs!
If you’re looking for a vehicle that stands out for its value even among our sprawling inventory, then we can certainly help you narrow it down. A good place to start is by seeing what the experts have to say!
Recent Study Helps Drivers Get More Bang for their Buck
Anyone who’s purchased a car in the past has certainly heard the old adage about how a new vehicle starts losing its value the minute that it rolls off the lot. While depreciation is certainly a very real phenomenon, it can be a blessing in disguise for used car shoppers who know what to look for.
A recent study carried out by the experts at iSeeCars.com breaks down a list of vehicles that lose a good portion of their value during the first year. For shoppers, this translates to a list of cars that can be found lightly used at our used car dealership in Winston-Salem for a fraction of what they would cost new!
Many of the vehicles on the list are particularly luxurious, with models from Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar taking top spots. The #1 car on the list is an unexpected luxury model, too: the Hyundai Genesis. While these cars sport significantly lower price tags after a year or two, you’ll find that a smooth ride and supple leather are appealing for years to come.
Other top models range from the compact MINI Cooper to the full-size GMC Yukon XL, so you can rest assured that Frank Myers Auto Maxx has an incredible value for you no matter what type of vehicle you’re after! Big or small, you can count on huge savings.
To get the ball rolling toward a dependable pre-owned vehicle that’s sure to provide you with great value for years to come, be sure to contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx online or to call our team at (866) 242-1277 today. We can’t wait to see you slide behind the wheel!
March 5th, 2015 — Used Cars
Since the first automobile took to the streets, there have been drivers who were passionate about their cars. Things jumped to a whole new level, though, in the spring of 1964.
That change happened at the 1964 World’s Fair, when the world got its first look at the brand new Ford Mustang. An early release for the 1965 model year, that first run of Mustangs has come to be affectionately known as the 1964½ Mustang among aficionados.
At our Winston-Salem used car dealer, we love taking the time to look back on the historic path the led the Ford Mustang to its current position as one of the world’s most widely adored and coveted muscle cars.
The Fast Track to Becoming a Legend
When it first hit the road, the 1964½ Ford Mustang was more than just popular; the American muscle car created a whole new segment, known among enthusiasts as “pony cars” thanks to the Mustang’s iconic badging. For the modern pony car enthusiast, our inventory of used Ford Mustang cars in Winston-Salem is a veritable dream come true!
Over the course of its first three generations, the Ford Mustang continued to woo drivers with its incredible combination of power and style. The fourth generation, which ran for a decade starting in 1994, took cues from Ford’s updated themes with sharper lines and an aggressive stance.
Most recently, the fifth generation Mustang tore onto the road in 2005 with an updated style that calls back to the original fastback muscle cars of the 1960s. This sixth generation follows in similar fashion, embracing the bold style of the classic models in a newly modern way.
No matter what you love about this American legend, you’ll find it on our lot when you can in for a test drive you’ll never forget! To learn more about our inventory, including the Ford Mustang models we currently have in stock, be sure to contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx online or to call our team at (866) 242-1277 today.
March 4th, 2015 — Used Cars
Whether you’re flying solo or bringing the entire family along for the ride, your safety on the road should be at the top of your priority list when you head to the dealership looking for the perfect used car. Add in style and comfort, and you’ve got the perfect sedan on your hands!
Customers at our Winston-Salem used car dealer can rest easy when browsing our extensive inventory of sedans. In addition to being stylish, inviting, and affordable, our vehicles provide the dependability and safety features that can help put you at ease behind the wheel.
In fact, AutoTrader.com recently compiled a list of its top picks for safety when it comes to pre-owned sedans. We’re thrilled to say that you’ll find plenty of these noteworthy sedans on our lot, simply waiting for you to slide into the driver’s seat for a test drive!
Shoppers Seek Safe Sedans for Standout Experiences
To form this list, the experts at AutoTrader.com looked at the findings of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety regarding late model vehicles from the past several years. The result is a list of vehicles that provide drivers with exceptional safety features for accident avoidance and collision protection.
When you come check out our inventory of used sedans in Winston-Salem, you’ll find our selection is chock full of AutoTrader.com’s top picks! With great models, including the Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Chevy Cruze, BMW 5-Series, and Buick LaCrosse from AutoTrader.com’s list, our selection is sure to fit your unique taste just as well as your need for supreme safety.
Of course, you’ll find our selection of sedans is loaded with spacious, comfortable options that allow you to stretch out, settle in, and enjoy the ride. With smooth powertrains and refined interiors, these vehicles are sure to fit perfectly into your lifestyle.
No matter your tastes, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect fit on our lot! For more information on our expansive inventory, be sure to contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx online or to call our team directly at (866) 242-1277 today!
February 27th, 2015 — winston-salem auto repair
These days, drivers are busier than ever. With so much to do and so many places to be, it seems like many of our customers are always going, going, going! Unfortunately, the need to get somewhere leads many of our customers to neglect an important aspect of their vehicle’s performance: stopping.
At our Winston-Salem auto repair center, we know that being able to stop or slow down in a contained and effective manner is positively crucial to staying in control and avoiding potential accidents. Accordingly, it’s positively essential that our customers pay special attention to their braking systems to ensure effective stopping power.
There are many ways to tell if your vehicle’s brakes may need some special attention. Our expert technicians have listed out a few of them to help you identify potential trouble with your brakes!
Easy-to-Spot Symptoms Offer a Dead Giveaway for Brake Trouble
Many drivers who visit our auto repair shop in Winston-Salem for brake work stop by because of a noise that they hear while braking. A distinctive squeak is typically the result of a built-in indicator, which is designed to create an audible warning when your brakes began to wear down. A less-pleasant screeching, on the other hand, is a sign that your brakes are past due for replacement.
Another sign that your brakes need attention may be right at your feet. If you feel shaking, vibrating, or pulsing in your brake pedal, it can be an indicator that your brakes are wearing unevenly or that your rotors are warped. In either case, let one of our experts take a look.
If you’re ever unsure whether your brakes need attention, don’t hesitate to visit us; our expert technicians will inspect your brake system at no charge to determine whether or not you’re due for service! To learn more about our free inspection, or to schedule an appointment for service, be sure to contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx online or to call our team directly at (866) 242-1277 today!