Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Five Cars That Will Make You Think Spring

It might not seem like it now, but spring and warmer weather are just around the corner! This means days filled with road trips with the top down, picnics at the park and long hikes. Can’t wait? Neither can we! To get you even more excited, we have rounded up some vehicles from our inventory that are sure to get you in the mood for hotter temps!

2010 Dodge Charger SXT 

Sports cars are perfect for sunny days and you’ll be ready for long cruises with this eye-catching Dodge Charger! You’ll want to bring this car on long stretches of road with the impressive sound system and V6 engine. Better yet -- this is a great value for under $15,000! You can’t be afraid of catching eyes when driving this! 

2013 Ford Focus SE 
Although this Ford Focus SE might not be as flashy as the Charger, it’s a perfect warm weather vehicle! The 5-speed manual transmission make it a thrill to drive and it’s economical, getting up to 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Road trips won’t break the bank, and you’ll have plenty of room for luggage in the trunk.

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Want to be the center of attention wherever you go? This amazing Corvette is the car you need to cruise in when the snow is melted. It is equipped with 18 inch polished aluminum wheels and a preferred equipment group, which includes a cargo shade, steering wheel audio controls, heated front seats, a universal garage door opener and more. With all of these incredible features, you’ll be ready for anything. 

2013 Chevrolet Suburban LT 

Gearing up for family road trips and need more room? This Suburban has room for everyone in your family AND their bags! Enough room to pack up for a camping trip or bring half the soccer team to the big game. This Chevrolet Suburban offers all the comforts of a well-optioned sedan with the utility you demand from an SUV.

2013 Cadillac XTS Premium 

Have more sophisticated tastes? Cadillac is a leading name in vehicle luxury and you won’t be disappointed in this well-appointed XTS. This sleek sedan offers 20 inch aluminum wheels, Bose surround system, remote start, OnStar and much more. Whether you’re cruising the town at night or driving to the beach, you’ll definitely feel luxurious in this incredible vehicle.

Ready for fresh air and warm breezes? Stop in to Kuehn Motors to test drive one of these amazing cars or check out our always changing inventory today!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Tips For Safe Driving In Snow

Here in Minnesota, it is essential to know how to drive in the snow.  In Rochester, Minnesota, the average snowfall each year 48 inches. Take a look at these tips to make sure that you will be able to drive safely in during the winter months this year:

  • Be prepared. Make sure your tires have at least 6/32-inch of tread.  Having bald tires will make your car slip much more often. Traction on your tires is essential for safe winter driving.  Also, be sure to check your antifreeze level, and make sure that your defroster is working properly.  In addition, equip your car with a ice scraper, snow shovel, and flashlight, and a some non perishable food in the case you get stranded.

  • Don’t follow the car in front of you too closely.  While the road might seem fine to you, there may be a patch of black ice you don’t see.  Putting enough room between you and the next car will allow you some room in case you start slipping, or if any other issues occur.  The recommended distance for winter driving is about four car lengths

  • Don’t slam on the brakes.  When your car starts slipping on ice, your first reaction may be to slam on the brakes.  Don’t do this.  Slamming on the brakes removes the traction between the ground and your wheels and you will not be able to control your car.  Once you feel your car slipping, instead of braking, ease up on the gas and steer towards the direction of safety.

  • Drive slowly.  The most common error in winter driving may be driving too fast.  Driving too fast may will reduce your reaction time if a problem occurs, such as ice or the car in front of you braking.  In addition, it takes your ten times longer to brake on ice than regular pavement.  

  • Most importantly, give yourself more time to arrive at your destination.  If it normally takes you fifteen minute to get to work, during the winter months, give yourself at least twenty-five minutes to arrive.  Before driving, make sure your windows are completely clear of ice.  Once your start driving, take your time and look ahead of you in traffic.

Following these tips will help keep you safe during the winter months- drive safely and arrive safely!