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Despite there being less traffic, more car accidents occur at night than at any other time. This is due to several factors, such as decreased visibility and an increased number of tired and otherwise impaired drivers. Protect yourself from falling into nighttime driving traps by following these five simple rules for driving at night.
Watch Your Lights
Many cars have headlights that turn on and off automatically, but you should still be aware of your lights for times when you may need to turn them on or off manually. Some cars have daytime running lights that turn on automatically but have manual headlights for nighttime use, which the driver needs to turn on. When using your brights, you’ll need to dim your lights when meeting or closely following traffic.
If your headlights are not illuminating the road properly, they could be out of alignment or need cleaning. Make sure to regularly clean and service your headlights.
During times of heavy fog, you may want to use fog lights to reduce glare. It’s worth investing (more…)
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Washington, D.C. has its beauty and history, but like any city, it also has its traffic. The U.S. capital city’s traffic tops the list of complaints for many locals, and for good reason. The traffic in the nation’s capital tends to be jam-packed, slow and, most of all, noisy.
Fortunately, a few luxury cars have incredible audio systems to block out the irritating sounds so you can enjoy your favorite tunes without distractions. Check out the specs below for four luxury in-car audio systems.
1. Mark Levinson Audio for Lexus
The Lexus packs a wallop of sound with its impressive in-car setup. The 7.1-channel Mark Levinson Reference audio system takes surround sound to a whole new level with 19 bespoke, metal-coned speakers. The system features a range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, so no matter how loud the noise gets outside, the sound is crystal clear inside your car. Meanwhile, the system boasts 450 watts of power for sound you can really feel. (more…)
Luxury cars may be tantamount to toys for the one-percent, but they are awfully nice to look. The most highly anticipated luxury cars of 2015 are out, and now that drivers have had a chance to give them a spin, here is what you need to know.
Here is a list of the four most highly anticipated luxury cars of 2015.
Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible
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The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a hot little convertible. Part roadster, part affordable sports car, it has a 2.0 liter engine, four cylinders inline, and 167 horsepower for manual or 158 hp for automatic. The Mazda MX-5 Miata also corners like it’s on rails and has an MSRP under $24,000. The car is available in three trim packages: the basic Sport, the higher performing Club, and the luxury Grand Touring. The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata was so highly anticipated because of the low price point and high performance. (more…)
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If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, finding out what the most popular vehicles are can help drive your decision. Here are the top five fastest-selling cars so far this year and why these cars are so popular, including the options and features they come with, so you can car shop before you hit the dealer lot.
1. Ford F-150
Running between $25,420 and $54,680, the Ford F-150 pickup is all new and redesigned this year. The all-aluminum body makes the truck lighter and more fuel-efficient than its competitors. In addition to different cab style options, as well as the choice between the 2×4 and the 4×4, buyers can also choose the bed length.
Four different engines are available, including flex-fuel and EcoBoost options. Park Assist, Blind Spot and Cross Traffic Alert, inflatable rear safety belts, and stowable loading ramps are other new features. (more…)
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You might not get to live at the White House, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get around the streets of D.C. in a car that’s perfectly presidential. Take a look at four of the cars that would get a President’s stamp of approval.
Audi S7: A Favorite Amongst American Motorists
Kelley Blue Book online users were so impressed by the Audi S7 that they named it 2015’s best luxury vehicle, ahead of cars from Porsche, Lamborghini, and BMW. It earned the honor for its welcome blend of head-turning good looks and practical features. (more…)
The staff at Select Auto Imports is proud to announce that they have been recognized by Edmunds.com as an Edmunds Five Star Dealer for 2015. In order to achieve this exclusive award, Select Auto Imports earned an average customer sales review rating of five stars on Edmunds.com, with a minimum of 20 reviews during the previous two years. Edmunds.com recognizes that this requires a strong commitment to exceeding each customer’s expectations as well as a great consistency in the Select Auto Imports approach.
Select Auto Imports is only one of 609 dealers across the country to even qualify for such an award. We are distinctly proud of this acheivement and won’t settle for only one. It’s our goal to leave every customer five star satisfied, and aim to keep it that way. From our Select Certification to our unique financing options, we will help you with purchasing your next vehicle every step of the way. Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to serving your future needs.
Click here to see the full announcement.
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What makes a luxury car? Some of us look for a superb ride with best-in-class acceleration and handling, while others settle for a comfortable and quiet ride that exudes style. Either way, you’ll have onlookers gawking as you pull up to the curb in one of these six luxury cars that represent the epitome of the driving experience.
Aston Martin Rapide S
When your car costs as much as a small house ($198,250 MSRP), you can expect to get a luxury package that’s out of this world. The Rapide S is Aston Martin’s luxury four-door sports car. It’s equipped with a special 6.0-liter V12 engine that boasts 0-60 MPH in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 203 MPH. (more…)
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At last count in 2013, Washington, D.C. welcomed 19 million visitors, more than it ever has before. The district’s growing popularity can be largely attributed to its beautiful monuments, some of the most significant in U.S. history. Make sure these sites are on your itinerary for the country’s capital.
Washington Monument: Obelisk for 1st President
The Washington Monument makes the perfect starting point for a tour of Washington’s monuments. The imposing obelisk was built to commemorate George Washington, America’s first president. It was opened to the public in October 1888, but plans were in place before Washington even took office. He scrapped the project after his election as a budget-saving measure, so it wasn’t built until well after his death.
The Washington Monument is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days except July 4, Christmas Day, (more…)
When winter comes to Alexandria, the temperatures plummet, the roads get slick, and the nights grow long. This means that more drivers both on and off the beltway will be spending more time in their cars instead of opting for local bike routes or mass transit. For those who want to spend their Alexandria winter in luxury, here are some of today’s best highline vehicles for the cold months.
Range Rover Evoque
The face of the SUV has changed a lot in recent years, and Range Rover’s new Evoque is a perfect example of modern improvements. Nicely distributed weight, aerodynamic design elements, and the indispensable Terrain Response system make it a top choice for handling in winter weather. The Evoque is roomy and comfortable, has plenty of trim options, and includes ample front-end lighting for long nights. (more…)
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You never know when your car will break down or when you will become stranded on the side of the road. There is never a good time to get stuck in your car, but it is much more dangerous when it happens in the winter. However, if you prepare and keep certain items in your car at all times, you can prevent a dangerous situation from becoming catastrophic. The following is a list of six winter safety items you should keep in your car:
1. Blankets or Sleeping Bags
Imagine being stuck in a snowstorm, on the side of the road, with no help and no way to stay warm. You will be warm for a little while, but eventually you will get very cold. If your car doesn’t start, you will be even colder. So why not protect yourself and keep blankets or sleeping bags in your car?
2. First Aid Kit
Sometimes you break down because your engine dies, or you get a flat tire, but other times it is due to an accident. Not all accidents cause physical harm to the driver or passengers, but it does happen. It is a good idea to always keep a first aid kit in your car. Whether you have a scratch that needs a bandage, or a more serious injury, a first aid kit can help. (more…)