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10 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Car

10 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Car

We all know that after a long hard winter it just feels good to spring clean.  Weather it's your home or your car this is a necessary process in getting ready for the next season and ridding yourself of the dirt of winter.  With a car you have the salt build up outside the car and lots of dirt and debris on your carpets.  But why stop there?  Why not just clean the whole thing and start the season feeling like you did when you first bought the car?  Plus, if you spot any minor mechanical issues NOW, you can bring your car to us to fix before they become a massive bill that eats all of your paycheck and half your tax return!  Here is a great article we found to help you start the cleaning process and be sure that you keep an eye out for any possible mechanical issues so that we can get to fixing them ASAP! Spring is fast approaching and with it comes the need to start cleaning after a long and dirty winter. And few things need a good scrub as much as y ... read more

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Ford bets $1B on self-driving car startup

Ford bets $1B on self-driving car startup

Here at All Tech Automotive, we love to see how technological advances will be integrated into our everyday vehicles.  Weather used for personal or business, it is looking like self-driving cars are getting closer to becoming a reality. We found this article while looking for interesting news to share with you and we are excited to share it with you!  We hope you enjoy!  Ford Motor is betting $1 billion on the world's self-driving car future.   The Detroit automaker announced Friday that it would allocate that sum over five years to a new autonomous car startup called Argo AI, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and will have offices in Michigan and California. Ford's financial outlay is part of a continuing investment strategy anchored to transforming the car and truck seller into a mobility company with a hand in ride-hailing, ride-sharing and even bicycle rentals. Argo AI was cofounded a few months ago by Google car project veteran Br ... read more

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Apple CarPlay: everything you need to know about iOS in the car

Apple CarPlay: everything you need to know about iOS in the car

We at All Tech Auto wanted to follow up last weeks blog post about Android Auto with this article we found about Apple CarPlay. We think it is only fair to report on both to let you, our dear readers and consumers of these products, decided if one is right for use in your car. Apple's official iPhone-compatible in-dash experience Apple touts over 100 vehicle models are available with its smartphone casting technology, CarPlay. That means, chances are that the next new car you buy or lease will support your iPhone in a big way. You're probably curious about what CarPlay is exactly and how it works, but it's important to know why it was developed in the first place. Cars take much longer to develop than personal tech products. By the time you can purchase a given car, the infotainment system is already severely outdated. Unlike smartphones, which have short product cycles of a year or two at most, a car product cycle is typically longer. The average car cycle is a mid-cy ... read more

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What Is Android Auto, and Is It Better Than Just Using a Phone in Your Car?

What Is Android Auto, and Is It Better Than Just Using a Phone in Your Car?

We here at All Tech Auto like to stay on top of current car trends.  These trends especially peak our interest if they include a safety feature in them!  We have noticed the rise of auto manufacturers that are adding things like Android Auto and Apple Car Play into them.  We have often wondered what these things are, what they do and if they really work?  Well, this week we will take a dive into Android Auto!  Here is what we found on the subject. These days, more and more people turn to their phones for GPS and music in their car. And why wouldn’t they? Google Maps is way better than whatever lame system is built into your vehicle. Enter Android Auto: the best of what your phone offers, but built in to the head unit of your dash.   What Is Android Auto? In its simplest form, Android Auto is exactly what it sounds like: it’s Android for your car. It’s not a blown-up version of the phone interface, but it should feel ver ... read more

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10 Tricks All-Wheel Drive Car Buyers Need to Know

10 Tricks All-Wheel Drive Car Buyers Need to Know

We at All Tech Automotive like to bring you the best in informative automotive news, tips and trends.  We are always scouring the internet looking for the best sources to bring to you!  This week we came across this article on cheatsheet.com that bolsters our commitment to bringing you the very best in car tips.  We all know that winter can be a treacherous time on the roads with snow and ice.  We are ALWAYS here to help you with snow tires and car repairs but we often get asked our opinion on All Wheel Drive vehicles.  We are not in the business to sell you a car so we have a hard time fully answering that question so here are some great tips to consider if you are in the market and looking at an AWD vehicle.  But please remember, AWD does not replace smart driving!  Be safe out there and enjoy your vehicle but don't forget to contact us to schedule your service with us! With winter around the corner, many people are again relying on th ... read more

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