Tuesday, February 24, 2015

4 Tactics for Dealing with Potholes

Tips to Protect your Vehicle

It's no surprise that the roadways in Rochester, New York are listed as some of the worst roads in the country. Our roadways are constantly filled with dangerous obstacles that demand our constant attention. The largest and one of the most dangerous obstacles is the pothole. Some potholes are small and seem innocent but these road monsters can really do a lot of damage to your vehicle.

In order to help you deal with these craters, here are a few tactics to use when traveling the roads, especially this time of the year.

1. If possible, avoid the pothole.
4 Tactics for Dealing with PotholesIf you are on a road that you believe is infested with potholes be more mindful and slow down, this will help you to react to avoid the pothole, a car horn beeping at you is less expensive than a flat tire or a damaged wheel.

Watch out for puddles, what might seem to be a innocent puddle may suddenly become a rim bending pothole, it is hard to avoid every puddle in the road but being mindful does help.

2. If avoidance is not possible, reduce the damage. If you see a pothole coming at you in your lane and you are not able to avoid it, slow down as safely as possible but do not brake directly over a pothole as this may cause more harm.

3. After you hit the pothole, be wary of the symptoms.
We all have hit a pothole that causes your vehicle to lurch. If, after checking the tire and wheel for damage, there is no visible damage found you should still have your vehicle looked at by a professional. Even if immediate problems are not noticed you should get your car checked out when hitting that nasty pothole. Problems such as steering or suspension damage or causing the front end alignment to be out of specifications, can be more costly if you fail to have your vehicle inspected. Being pro-active will help you out in the long run.

4. If something is broken...You did your best to avoid the pothole but in the end you could not elude that pesky crater. What do you do now?

Don't worry, the expert technicians at Hoselton Auto Mall can help! Our technicians are factory trained and know how to pinpoint the repairs that are needed to get your car back on the road. We promise to repair your vehicle with the right parts, and at the right price. Call us today so that we may show you why so many customers use Hoselton for all there automotive needs.

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Hoselton Auto Mall
Corner of Fairport & Marsh Roads
East Rochester, New York 14445

Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Rochester International Auto Show!

It's That Time of the Year!

Everyone here at Hoselton Auto Mall is very excited for this year's Rochester International Auto Show. Every brand that is sold in Rochester will be on display including the newest imports, domestics, hybrids, electrics, luxury and high performance vehicles. There will also be some sneak previews of 2016 models! This is your opportunity to see all of these brands up close in one location in the fabulous Rochester Riverside Convention Center, located on Main Street in downtown Rochester.

2015 Rochester Auto Show Schedule:

Thursday, February 26th - 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, February 27th - 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 28th - 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, March 1st - 10:00am - 7:00pm

2015 Rochester Auto Show Tickets:

Adults - $9.00
Seniors and Military Personnel - $6.00 (must show proof at the show)
Child (under 12) - $3.00
Under 5 - Free

The Rochester Auto Show is a joint effort between the vehicle manufacturers, Rochester area automotive dealers and the Rochester Automotive Dealers Association (RADA).
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> Directions to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Also on display will be a Distracted Driving Simulator. This is part of the Toyota Teen Drive 365 campaign that educates teens and their parents about the dangers of distracted driving and encourages safe driving habits.
Toyota is dedicated to creating the next generation of safe drivers and the Distracted Driving Simulator is one of the many tools they have been using to get their message across. This is a great display for all drivers to visit, even if you do not have teenage drivers in your household. We have some Hoselton employees that are going to test their driving skills in the simulator. We will let you know how they do next week!

> Learn more about Toyota Teen Drive 365

We hope to see you at the 2015 Rochester International Auto Show! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on what you see at the show!

Rochester Auto Show Bonus Cash Available Now for a Limited Time at Hoselton Auto Mall in East Rochester, NY!

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Hoselton Auto Mall
Corner of Fairport & Marsh Roads
East Rochester, New York 14445