Monthly Archives: September 2014

2015 Ford F-150 – The Workhorse for the New World

Ford-F150_2Welcome to the world of Ford extreme performance! Presenting the all-new 2015 Ford F-150: man’s giant leap forward in truck innovation.

Gas costs continue to climb and getting the job done isn’t any easier without the right tools. There’s no room for excuses. Life demands trucks to be stronger, more resilient and just plain better than ever before. Our answer to this call comes in the form of military grade, aluminum alloy for the body and high strength steel for the spine of this workhorse.

Man is driven to excel in technology and performance. We turned conventional thinking on its head and pioneered what future of tough should be for you. Like you, we strive to get it done right; no shortcuts. As a result the all-new F 150 delivers greater towing and hauling capacity than ever before. This comes from real world experience; which is why we own work.

You know efficiency without compromise comes at a price, but it’s a price worth paying.  It starts with what your truck has to do to get the job done right, the first time, period. Then, if that wasn’t enough, we pushed our design further to maximize efficiency without compromising performance or capability. Which is why hard working people like you choose Ford over and over again.

Want the specs?  Try 325 hp, 375 pounds per foot of torque, Max payload 2250 pounds in 8500 pound max towing. The 3.5 L Eco-Boost™ is back including the next generation 2.7 L Eco-Boost™ dynamo to provide great low-end torque, capability, and efficiency, to take Eco-Boost™ technology to a whole new level.

You didn’t just help us build it. You made it possible. Visit us here at the Olympia Automall to check out the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. Take it for a test drive. Our professional staff will help you experience your Ford F- 150 firsthand. Be sure to stay tuned for other articles about our other 2015 models coming soon! If you’ve checked out car dealerships in the Puyallup, WA area we have what you’re looking for.

 

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What is a Power Train Warranty? Your Questions Answered

powertrainYou may or may not have heard a car dealership on television or radio offering a powertrain warranty. Besides sounding cool, it’s actually one of the most important aspects of your vehicle.

So, what exactly is a powertrain? – Your powertrain in a vehicle consists of the engine, the transmission, and the drivetrain. The reason it’s called the powertrain is the device by which power is transmitted from the engine to the axles of the car to effectively make it go.

What’s the drivetrain? – You may be familiar with what the engine and transmission are but you may not be familiar with what a drivetrain is. The drivetrain components may actually differ depending on whether your car is front wheel or rear wheel drive, but it’s these components that deliver torque to the wheels of your car.

What about torque?  – Torque is the amount of turning power your engine has to potentially turn the wheels; similar to applying pressure on a socket wrench.  The more pounds of pressure a socket wrench can apply the greater torque.  The same applies to your drivetrain.  The greater the torque your drivetrain can provide the greater capability your drivetrain has at turning the wheels to pull the overall load of the car and things a car might tow.

Manufacturers many times will offer a powertrain warranty because they know that if something breaks down in the powertrain it’s going to make you one unhappy camper. Not all of powertrain warranties are the same so be sure to do your homework. If you are looking to see if a powertrain warranty comes with the new or used car you are researching, turn to the experts at the Olympia Automall, the best new and used car dealerships in the Puyallup/Olympia/Tacoma area.

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Uncommon Car Safety Tips

safety tipsMost car owners have a pretty good idea of how to practice common sense safety (don’t text while driving, wear your seatbelt, look both ways before entering the intersection, etc.)

Here are some things you might not have considered:

  • Secure the objects in your car: this might seem silly but you’d be surprised how many accidents per year occur simply because someone was either reaching for an item they shouldn’t have been and the object struck the driver because it wasn’t properly secured and they had to stop suddenly.
  • Don’t crack the windows: as much as this might be a habit for some people to keep their car cool this gives a would be thief easy access to break your window and steal your belongings. You might argue they would break your window regardless of whether it was cracked or not, but why give someone anymore incentive?
  • Put your valuables in the trunk: Simply put, if you don’t need it, stow it away. You are less likely to be robbed of your valuables if thieves can’t see them.
  • Approach flashing hazard lights with caution: This should be common sense but you’d be surprised how many accidents occur when someone tries to speed around someone with their hazard lights on, especially if they’re in the road.
  • Take down the window objects: that cute little bear with the suction cup may look nice in your passenger’s window, but it’s blocking your view of what’s going on around you, even if it’s just a little bit,.
  • Adjust for conditions: Again, this might seem obvious, but we can’t tell you how many times accidents could have been avoided had people made sure their cars had the appropriate amount of fluids, fuel, and equipment to see them through their journey. For example, if it’s raining, make sure your windshield wipers are up to date and that you have plenty of washer fluid.

Above all be safe. Apply proper automotive preparation for weather and road conditions. Use courtesy and caution when driving. Use common and uncommon sense when it comes to car safety and you’ll be better prepared than most on the road.

If you’re looking to improve the safety of your new or used vehicle, turn to the experts at Olympia Automall. The largest selection of new and used cars in the Puyallup and Olympia area.

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Top 10 Signs You Should Wax Your Car

wax your carIt’s common knowledge that waxing your car can be beneficial not only to the life of your cars paint as well as the luster of its shine, but also helpful in the prevention of wear and tear on your automobile. Here are the top 10 signs your car could use a wax.

  1. Water doesn’t bead up on the paint– no bead equals no protection; no protection equals greater possibility of damage to your car’s paint.
  2. The telltale towel– After you’ve washed and dried your car fold a 100% cotton towel down to the thickness of your hand. Rotate the towel in a side to side motion while applying firm pressure. If this motion produces a squeaking sound, chances are your car is due for a waxing.
  3. Dirty already? If you just washed your car and within a few days of driving in normal conditions your car looks as dirty as ever, waxing can help with this problem.
  4. Bug Collection– If the front and grill of your car look like they could be an exhibition for bugs at the museum, a good wash and wax can help fix this.
  5. Forever washing– If after washing your car your arm feels like you wrestled an alligator, you might consider moving that alligator into the garage and waxing it.
  6. Car Scratch Fever– When after washing your car you notice that at certain points it looks like Freddy Krueger got a hold of your car, you might want to wax those scratches away.  Even if the scratches don’t go away, your car is almost guaranteed to look better.
  7. Car Avoidance– If your family and friends refuse to ride with you in your car…chances are your problems are bigger than a coat of carnauba, but waxing your car might improve your chances of overcoming your social outcast status.  Just a thought.
  8. That Hazy Feeling– If various spots on your car look particularly hazy either you need to see an optometrist or you didn’t wax your car properly.  Read the directions on the bottle this time and wax your car again…the right way.
  9. Your Car Has a Matte Finish– Hah! Just making sure you were paying attention.  DO NOT WAX A CAR THAT HAS A MATTE PAINT FINISH!  This can actually ruin your paint job.  Seriously, don’t wax this kind of car.  We’re not kidding.
  10. Dirt and Grime Accumulation– assuming you wash your car on any regular basis an unnecessary accumulation of dirt and grime can indicate that a nice coat of wax might prevent you from having to do unnecessary labor… unless, of course, you consider waxing unnecessary labor!

Come to the Olympia Auto Mall for the perfect car to wax and enjoy!  With thousands of cars to choose from, the Olympia Auto Mall is the best place to shop for a new or used car in the Tacoma area.

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Low-Profile Tires

Low Profile Tires 2Low-profile tires seem to be all the rage these days. Some dealers are even offering low-profile tires as standard with some of their vehicles. Though low-profile tires can make a car more appealing at times, there are cases where these types of tires can make a car look ridiculous. But what are the real benefits and drawbacks of low-profile tires?

Benefits – Besides looking aesthetically pleasing in some cases low-profile tires actually have scientifically proven advantages. For instance, low-profile tires can improve braking because there’s less tread on the tire required to stop. Improved control despite weather conditions is also another benefit. Some professionals argue that low-profile tires allow you to feel the road better and therefore the driver is more apt to stay in control of their vehicle.

Drawbacks – At the risk of stating the obvious, the tires may wear out quicker, but not for reasons you might assume. The reason low-profile tires tend to wear out faster than all-season tires is because high-performance tires were made of a different softer material that wears quicker than your average tire. The lack of rubber can also mean that your wheels could be at greater risk of damage should you hit an obstacle such as a pothole or speed bump in just the wrong way. Oh, and the “feel” mentioned just a moment ago maybe a bit too much for some people especially those who don’t like their teeth getting rattled by a rough ride. Lastly, they can make vehicles such as SUVs look like someone let the air out of their tires or that your car looks like it belongs in the circus.

Conclusion – So, are low-profile tires right for you? Consult the professionals at the Olympia Automall. Our team will help you find the tire size that fits you and your lifestyle. For the best new and used car dealerships in Tacoma area, come to the Olympia Auto Mall.

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