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Summer is a very busy time to be on the road and there are statistically more accidents. We want to showcase a vehicle that does a great job protecting families – the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse.

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse sees a lot of test driving from families here at Lindsay Chevrolet and there’s no wonder why. Not only is it spacious and easy on the eyes, but it also has the highest rankings from NHTSA safety tests, which gives people that extra peace of mind when shuttling precious cargo.

For more information on the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, stop into our Woodbridge, VA location. We have a great staff that is ready to answer your questions and help get you and your family on the road in safe and reliable vehicle.

Visit us online at LindsayChevrolet.com.

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When it comes to keeping  you safe on the road, we’ve definitely got you covered. Chevrolet takes safety seriously and in fact, we have more five-star safety ratings than anybody else on the road.

We’re looking out for your family’s safety in any way we can so we’ve shared a very informative clip about how to fit your child with the proper seating below. Just click play to make sure you’re on the right track.

You can visit us online at LindsayChevrolet.com.

 

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The 2014 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover vehicle earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NHTSA states that the 2014 SRX received five stars in the side crash test, four stars in the front crash test, and four stars in the rollover crash test. Ratings also apply to front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the SRX.

 

The forces in the tests are similar to those that would result from a frontal offset crash between two vehicles of the same weight, each going just under 40 mph. The moderate overlap crash test was designed to see how a vehicle can withstand the impact of another vehicle, which weighs around the same amount, going under 40 mph.

 

The 2014 SRX also received “Good” ratings in every crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including a “Good” rating in the tough moderate overlap front crash test.

 

The Cadillac SRX competed with similar vehicles like the BMW X3 and Lincoln MKX.

 

Standard safety features includes side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, electronic stability control with traction control, six airbags, and antilock brakes. Optional available features include a rear vision camera, lane-departure warning, and a Safety Alert seat.

 

You can test drive the Cadillac SRX at Lindsay Cadillac. Visit us online at LindsayCadillac.com.

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Driving during the cold winter months can have a hazardous effect on commuting motorists and their passengers. Even the most experienced drivers may find the simplest errand a tough feat, especially if their vehicles are not properly prepared for the challenging conditions winter often brings.
Safety and preservation of your vehicle during the winter months should be a top priority.
Start the season off right by winterizing your vehicle before taking to the road. Here are some helpful tips to help you arrive safely to your destination:
* Traction is key: With hazardous winter weather ahead, now is not the time to ignore your tires. For optimum traction to navigate harsh winter conditions with confidence, consider installing a set of winter tires on your vehicle. Goodyear has a wide range of winter tires to help meet the driving needs of virtually every consumer. Winter tires are typically designed with a specialized rubber compound that maintains its flexibility in cold weather. This helps the tire to adapt to the road surface and dig into snow and ice.
* Temperature matters: Winter weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to remember the benefits of having winter tires. Winter tires contain rubber compounds for traction and grip in cold weather. Most tire manufacturers recommend that winter tires should be considered when temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
 
* Service your vehicle: Be prepared for what Mother Nature throws your way by making sure you have enough antifreeze and windshield wiper fluid. For a correct amount of antifreeze to withstand the winter temperatures, a 50/50 mix of antifreeze to water is sufficient. You can go through windshield wiper fluid in one snowstorm, so be sure to completely fill your vehicle’s reservoir before the first snowfall hits. It may be useful to buy extra, but make sure it is high-quality, “no-freeze” fluid.
 
* Inflation is essential: Keep in mind that when the temperature drops 10 degrees, the air pressure in your tires decreases by about one or two PSI. Proper tire inflation is essential for vehicle stability, fuel efficiency, optimum steering, grip, wear and load-carrying capabilities. During these winter months, it’s recommended to check your tires’ air pressure at least monthly.
 
* Practice makes perfect: It’s important to be alert when driving on snow-covered roadways because slush, ice and other hazards make it difficult to change lanes and handle your vehicle. In order to know how your vehicle performs in the winter weather, it may be helpful to practice driving techniques in an empty, open parking lot. Refer to your owner’s manual to fully understand your vehicle’s braking and traction control systems.
 
* Stock your vehicle: No one wants to break down, especially in cold weather, so keeping a kit with essential items is helpful in case of emergencies. Some essential items to include are blankets, water bottles, a first aid kit, jumper cables, shovel/ ice scraper, road flares, a candle and matches.

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We’re sure you’ve heard of how efficient and eco-friendly the Ford Fusion Energi is, but would you be surprised to hear that it has also received the highest safety honors from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?  Well, it’s true, and it looks like the American automaker has nailed the perfect combination of efficiency and safety with this addition to its new model lineup.

There aren’t many models that can claim an EPA-estimated 100 MPGe and a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA, but the plug-in hybrid earned the highest possible score from the organization, passing the frontal and side-impact crash tests with flying colors.  It boasts the Personal Safety System, too, which includes the following advanced features:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rearview Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Customized airbag deployment

Actually, the entire Fusion family has a great safety track record, as the 2013 edition of the traditionally fueled sedan received NHTSA Five-Star ratings and its hybrid counterpart earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation.

We’re sure you have other considerations in addition to safety features in your quest for a new car, and the Fusion and other models in the Lindsay Ford of Wheaton lineup have excellent performance, technology, and comfort capabilities as well, and we’d be happy to discuss them with you.  Contact us by telephone or email, or simply stop by our Wheaton, MD location during regular business hours.  We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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