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Car Care Tip – Hazy Headlights

Great tip for your car headlights. Suggest using toothpaste that specifically removes plaque. You only need a bit of toothpaste, a soft sponge to apply and a soft rag to remove the toothpaste after application and plenty of elbow grease. Apply some car wax after removing all of the toothpaste. Amazing difference. (more…)

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Winter Driving Tips

Useful tips for Illinois Winter driving:

1.  If you accelerate suddenly, your tires could lose traction. While turning, don’t make any sudden steering wheel movements.

2.  Only brake in a straight line before the turn, and do so gradually. Do not brake during the turn. Increase your following distance from other cars significantly.   (more…)

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Dummies Are Put to the Test for Your Safety

We may not be able to tell teens to listen to their parents, but we can test for their safety.

Before you and your loved ones get behind the wheel of your new General Motors vehicle, another family already tested it – a family of crash test dummies.

The 170 crash test dummies at the Milford Proving Ground have been designed in varying sizes in order to (more…)

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New Car Technology: Best Brands for Connectivity

A recent Autotrader article suggests keeping up with the latest in new car technology is a daunting task for today’s automakers. Just take a look at a navigation system in a 3-year-old vehicle; compared to the functionality of the smartphone in your pocket, in-car systems are basic and become quickly outdated. A few automakers, though, are staying current by offering robust connectivity and infotainment systems that appear poised to remain functional and relevant for years into the future. (more…)

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First Hellcat Challenger Auction Raises $1.65 Million for Charity

This past weekend saw the auction of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat #1 and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick made the winning bid of $825k, which a charitable organization matched to raise the total charitable contribution from the Hellcat sale to $1.65 million – more than has been contributed by any other single car in Barrett Jackson history.

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Little Sunmobile Hints at GM’s Solar Powered Future

The smallest vehicle on display at the 1955 Powerama was the result of big hopes for a future filled with solar-powered cars.

Trains. Earthmovers. Trucks. Buses. Most vehicles on display at the 1955 General Motors Powerama show were large, massive, diesel-powered machines, but there was one exception in both size and powertrain: the GM Sunmobile.

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2014 Town & Country, Segment Leader in Initial Quality

Consistency is everything.

For the second straight year, Chrysler Town & Country ranks “Highest Ranked Minivan in Initial Quality” in the annual J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM.*

The J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM is based on responses from more than 86,000 owners of new 2014 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. The study asks customers to identify issues with vehicle design as well as defects experienced.

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QR Code Improves Off Hours Shopping @ Hosicks

Many of you like to visit Hosick Motors during our closed hours and stroll leisurely through the lot looking at vehicles. Since you are visiting when no one can answer your questions (those pesky sales people), we decided to make your next visit a bit easier. Each vehicle has a QR code in the driver’s window. Scanning the strange looking square with your smart phone will take you directly to the details page for the vehicle @ hosicks.com/ Details are available 24/7.

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Avoid being an every 51-minute DUI statistic

Three simple tips to follow

During this Labor Day weekend, and throughout the year, Hosick Motors supports the special efforts of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, law enforcement agencies, state safety offices and others to reduce drunk driving.

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