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What is in Store for New Cars in 2021 and beyond?

What is in Store for New Cars in 2021 and beyond?

Everyone is hoping 2021 will be a better year than 2020. Despite the pandemic, the auto manufacturing industry has been busy creating new and unique cars, trucks, and SUVs. Check out what's currently new and coming soon for 2021 and beyond!

Smart Technology

Connective apps allowing you to remotely lock and unlock the doors, check the status of fuel, oil, and tire pressure, and remotely start the car are widely used. Still, some are on a subscription-based service that varies from dealer to dealer. There's also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Plugin your smartphone to access music, maps, and your phone's built-in voice-control features, thus avoiding the often-over-complicated system that comes with the car. Stolen Vehicle Tracking Software recovers nearly fifty percent of all stolen autos, and the number continues to rise. Criminals, beware.

Alternative Fuels

With America's cash crops being corn and soy, creating renewable fuels, including biodiesel and ethanol, have made significant inroads on the principle that we can always grow more. Soybeans provide the raw material for biodiesel, while corn is used to produce ethanol. Today, several technologies compete to replace our current dependence on fossil fuels, which are environmentally unfriendly and will eventually run out. Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming popular, with EV charging stations popping up all over.

360 Degree Cameras

According to insurance research, low-speed crashes and parking remain the number one source of accidents. Using a 360-degree camera to show how close you are to the side of the garage may save a world of aggravation and dent.

Adaptive Cruise Control

It's frustrating to be on cruise control and hit a reduced speed zone or have a slower driver suddenly cut you off. Adaptive cruise control can make driving less stressful. Using an array of sensors built into the car, adaptive cruise control matches the vehicle's speed in front of you, meaning you don't need to hit the gas and brake in highway traffic continually. Some systems allow a complete halt for heavy stop-and-go travel.

Collision Avoidance

Seat belts, airbags, and a growing list of standard safety features such as anti-lock brakes and stability control make driving today safer than ever.

Automatic Emergency Braking. Some cars already offer AEB, which uses various sensors to determine if a forward collision crash is imminent and automatically applies the brakes to diminish the severity or avoid a collision entirely. It's meant as a last resort if the driver isn't paying attention and can be extremely alarming when it kicks in. Still, with texting and driving so prevalent, it seems necessary. Speaking of, Lane Departure Warning is available as well. Using cameras, it alerts the driver using a visual, audio, or vibrating steering wheel notification if you've drifted too far out of your lane.

Teen Technology

The mere idea of your teenager behind the wheel can bring on a cold sweat, but there's some new tech that will ease anxiety levels. Several cars have some teen driver limitations built-in while will notify you if the vehicle is driven over a certain speed, disable the stereo if seatbelts aren't used, and even keep the sound system from being turned up past 7. No full blasting radio! Chevrolet's Teen Driver offers a Report Card letting parents know all the details; such as if safety systems like ABS or forward collision alert have been triggered while your kidlet was at the helm.

Technology makes our world better in a million different ways. At Accurso Auto Repair, we use state of the art technology to diagnose any problems you have with your car. This helps expedite repairs and work with incredible accuracy. Click here for a free auto repair estimate. 

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Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

The days of the pandemic are finally on the mend. Now we can take our masks off and breathe a sigh of relief and take that road trip we were planning last Summer. Taking a road trip with the whole gang is a staple in some families, and it has probably been a while since most family members have seen each other face to face. Before you set off on this adventure, making a checklist is probably one of the most important things to do. At the very top of your list shouldn't be to bring extra underwear or an extra toothbrush; nope, it should be to make sure your vehicle can handle the drive!

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What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

Hearing a funny sound coming from your vehicle is never a good thing. Cars can make different noises from time to time. A squealing when you stop usually means your brake pads need to be inspected. 

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What's coming with the Apple Car?

What's coming with the Apple Car?

The Apple Car has been in speculation for years now. Everyone has always wondered when the billion-dollar company would be manufacturing cars. And now, that might actually be happening.

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