Thursday, January 30, 2014

2014 Super Bowl Commercials are Coming!

Which One is Your Favorite?

It's almost Game Day and all of the automotive manufacturers are starting to release their 2014 Super Bowl Commercials!

Here's a fun commercial from Toyota featuring the spacious 2014 Toyota Highlander, Terry Crews and the Muppets! Who doesn't love the Muppets?!



Here's a touching commercial from Chevrolet featuring the 2015 Chevy Silverado. Animals are a great addition to any commercial!



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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Chevy Spark: Top of It's Class in IIHS Crash Test


...And Earns a Top Safety Pick Award!

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted safety tests on 2013 and 2014 subcompact cars. Out of the 11 minicars tested, the Chevy Spark was the only one to pass and earn a top safety pick award in the “small-overlap” crash test.

Here is a desription of the “small-overlap” crash test from the IIHS.

"Introduced in 2012, the small overlap test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole. In the test, 25 percent of a vehicle's front end on the driver's side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph.

The test is more difficult than the head-on crashes conducted by the government or the longstanding IIHS moderate overlap test because most of the vehicle's front-end crush zone is bypassed. That makes it hard for the vehicle to manage crash energy, and the occupant compartment can collapse as a result. Nevertheless, in many size categories, manufacturers have found ways to improve vehicle structures to meet this challenge."

> Contact Us for More Information on the Chevy Spark

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FAQ's from the Service Department


Ask Our Service Team Pros!

You asked, we answered! Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions from customers answered by the service pros at Hoselton. If you have a question, feel free to reach out anytime!


We appreciate your questions! We look forward to hearing from you!

Q: I just heard about a recall. How do I know if it's for my vehicle?

A: It is always in your best interest to keep your Nissan operating safely and running in top condition. To find out if your Nissan has been recalled, you can call a Hoselton Auto Mall Service Department directly or information will be sent to you through the mail from the manufacturer. Your service technician will inspect and perform any outstanding recalls or voluntary service campaigns that may apply to your vehicle in case of a recall. These important repairs will be performed at no cost to you. Please make an appointment promptly; we are more than happy to make sure your vehicle performs at its peak capacity!

Q: Is it true that an alignment can improve my gas mileage?

A: Yes! There are many benefits to an alignment. A properly aligned car will reduce friction and drag on your tires and help maximize your MPG. When a vehicle is out of alignment, there is excessive tire wear and steering/tracking problems. A wheel alignment will adjust the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. This service results in less resistance between the tire and the road, which maximizes tire life and improves your gas mileage.

Q: My car just went over 75,000 miles. Now that it has so many miles, what should I be doing differently?

A: Like anything with some age on it, treating your vehicle with a little more kindness will go a long way. The proper care of your vehicle will reward you with a long vehicle life span. Be sure to continue to have regularly scheduled maintenance performed, as this is the best way to care for your car, truck, van or SUV. Over time, certain items will eventually need to be replaced. When that time comes, remember you’re always better off with genuine OEM (GM, Nissan or Toyota) parts because they are specifically engineered for your car and will ensure many more happy miles ahead.

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Making the Right Choice for Service



Nobody Knows Your Vehicle Like Hoselton!

As a consumer, you have an important decision to make when it comes time to have your vehicle serviced or repaired: a dealership or independent garage. Some dealerships may disappoint you with high prices or an unpleasant customer service experience while other independent garages may not have the right parts, equipment, or technicians. Here are six good reasons why Hoselton Auto Mall is your best choice!

EXPERT  STAFF: 
Your safety is important. That's why our award-winning Service Departments employ top-notch technicians that are fully-trained and offer the finest, expert service available. From our service advisors to our factory trained and ASE certified technicians, our service departments at Hoselton Auto Mall know everything about servicing and repairing your Chevy, Nissan or Toyota. Our staff spends every day repairing and learning about Chevy, Nissan and Toyota products.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: 
We are a technologically advanced repair facility with state of the art diagnostic capabilities for all models. With access to updated vehicle data, we have the most current repair, warranty, and recall information available for all Chevy, Nissan and Toyota vehicles.

A LONG HISTORY OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION:
Hoselton started as a Service Garage in Rochester back before 1920! Over 90 years of experience has taught us how to service your vehicle better, faster, and with the most customer confidence! Our ability to provide you with more personal customer service is the basis of all our customer relationships and is founded in trust. We here at Hoselton Auto Mall answer to YOU, the customer.

AFFORDABILITY: 
We perform all services from oil changes to scheduled maintenance at a lower cost than most independents. You can save even more by taking advantage of our monthly service and parts coupons:


GENUINE PARTS: 
Most independent garages don’t have an extensive inventory of genuine GM, Nissan and Toyota parts in stock. This could mean getting inferior aftermarket parts or waiting longer for vehicle service. We Have What You Need! We can help you with all of our service and parts needs including: oil change, synthetic oil change, oil filter change, lube/oil/filter change, air filter change, new tires, tire rotation, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, nitrogen tire fill, brake pads, brake resurfacing, brake system inspection, multi-point vehicle inspection, New York State Inspection, doll up, hand car washes, coolant check, air conditioning service, windshield wiper blades, winter windshield wiper blades, bedliners, splash guards, mud flaps, vent visors, hood protectors, floor mats, all-weather floor mats, winter floor mats, minor maintenance, major maintenance, plus so much more!

COMFORTABLE & CONVENIENT: 
With these customer perks, we make your service visit a comfortable and convenient experience:
  • FREE Shuttle Transportation!
  • Low Price Rental Cars Available! 
  • Newly remodeled waiting lounges with comfortable seating, free wi-fi, snacks, beverages and child play areas!

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

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Toyota FT-1: New Concept Sports Car


Behind-the-Scenes of the Toyota FT-1
Toyota unveiled its newest creation earlier this week - the Toyota FT-1 - a new concept sports car. Here's a full review of the vehicle from Automotive News: http://www.autonews.com/article/20140113/OEM04/140119925#axzz2qK21JOq5

Here's a video tour of the concept car from Toyota:


"The Toyota FT-1 concept is a pure performance, track-focused sports car model created by CALTY Design Research, Toyota's North American Design branch. The FT-1 concept is a symbol that captures elements of the emotion and energy we can expect to see in future Toyota vehicle designs. Its design is heavily influenced by Toyota's long sports car tradition that includes vehicles such as 2000GT, Celica, Supra and most recently, FT-86 (Scion F-RS)"
~ Toyota USA

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

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Best & Worst License Plates in the U.S.


Which One Has Your Vote?

A recent poll by CarInsurance.com voted Wyoming as having the best license plate in America. The top five was filled out by Hawaii, Utah, Alabama and Oregon. Delaware was voted the worst in the U.S. New York was #46 - which one is your favorite? 

> See all of the states license plates here:
http://www.carinsurance.com/best-and-worst-license-plates.aspx

RankStateRankStateRankState
1 Wyoming 18 Nevada 35 Ohio
2 Hawaii 19 Nebraska 36 Wisconsin
3 Utah 20 Louisiana 37 Texas
4 Alabama 21 Tennessee 38 Missouri
5 Oregon 22 South Dakota 39 New Jersey
6 Maine 23 Mississippi 40 Indiana
7 South Carolina 24 North Carolina 41 California
8 Florida 25 Minnesota 42 Vermont
9 Georgia 26 Iowa 43 Massachusetts
10 Oklahoma 27 Kentucky 44 District of Columbia
11 Arizona 28 Rhode Island 45 Montana
12 Idaho 29 New Mexico 46 New York
13 North Dakota 30 Kansas 47 Virginia
14 Maryland 31 Connecticut 48 Alaska
15 Washington 32 Illinois 49 Michigan
16 Colorado 33 Pennsylvania 50 Arkansas
17 New Hampshire 34 West Virginia 51 Delaware

Poll from http://www.carinsurance.com. Visit http://www.carinsurance.com/Articles/favorite-license-plates.aspx for full article.

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Combating Gas Prices


Top 10 Gas Relief Remedies

These days, we all need a little relief from the high prices of gas. That’s why we’ve come up with 10 easy gas saving tips and service specials to keep your vehicle running at maximum fuel efficiency. Let us help ease the pain of high gas prices.

Keeping Your Engine Properly Tuned
Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emission test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4.1 percent. If your car has a faulty oxygen sensor, your gas mileage may be affected as much as 40 percent!

Check & Replace Air Filters Regularly
Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.

Use Factory Recommended Grade of Motor Oil
You can improve your gas mileage by 1 - 2 percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1 - 1.5 percent.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated
You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.

Keep Your Wheels Properly Aligned
Less resistance between the tire and the road = longer tire life and better gas mileage.

Drive Sensibly
Aggressive driving (speeding and rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 3 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.

Observe the Speed Limit
Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.15 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also safer.

Avoid Excessive Idling
Idling gets zero miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than cars with smaller engines.

Use Cruise Control
Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.

Use Overdrive Gears
When you use overdrive gearing, your car’s engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.


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

Monday, January 13, 2014

FLUIDS: The Lifeblood of Your Vehicle


FLUIDS: The Lifeblood of Your Vehicle

Most drivers realize the importance of changing the motor oil and filter at regular intervals, but many other vital fluids are easily overlooked. Other fluids are critical for your vehicle’s performance, longevity, and your safety. These fluids need to be checked, changed, and refilled – especially leading into the fall and winter seasons. With the extreme heat of this past summer, many of the vital fluids that keep your car running can break down and become ineffective. That’s why it’s a good practice to change the vital fluids in your vehicle every 30,000 miles.

Transmission fluid: Even though it does not need to be changed as often as engine oil, your transmission fluid breaks down over time, causing costly repairs. Having fresh transmission fluid will not only give you a smoother ride but will extend the life of your transmission and increase your fuel mileage.

Brake fluid: Under your hood there’s a white plastic tank with the words, “Brake Fluid.” Even though it may appear to be full, there’s more than meets the eye. A vehicle does not use up brake fluid, but it does break down, losing its effectiveness. Replacing your brake fluid ensures optimum brake performance. NOTE: If your brake fluid shows a low level, there might be a leak in your brake lines or your brakes may be worn.

Power Steering Fluid lubricates your power steering gearbox and rack & pinion assembly. Changing this fluid prolongs the life of the rack and pinion in order to avoid costly repairs.

Coolant / Antifreeze protects against engine overheating in summer and enables your engine to run properly in cold temperatures. Servicing your vehicle’s cooling system protects against corrosion and fluid brake down. NOTE: Clean your radiator and condenser fins once per year and check the cooling fan operation regularly.


> Contact us if you have any questions about your vehicle maintenance.

> Schedule a service appointment with our Toyota, Nissan, or Chevrolet Service Department easily online!

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

Friday, January 10, 2014

Braking Safely in Wet Weather


Do your tires have enough tread to safely stop in wet road conditions?

Sufficient tire tread allows water to disperse from underneath the tire, keeping your tires physically on the road and allowing you to stop within a shorter distance. Deeper tread allows for safer, quicker stopping, especially vital on wet, slippery roads. All things wear and tear with regular use, including tires. Replacing your tires ensures you will have optimum tread to safely drive and brake in wet weather. Here is a graphic to help demonstrate the importance of tire tread and braking safety:


Your safety is important. That's why our award-winning Service Departments employ top-notch technicians that are fully-trained and offer the finest, expert service available.

Contact us to schedule an appointment to have your tires inspected. 

Our Parts Departments are staffed with the most qualified parts professionals ready to answer your questions and address your parts needs!

Contact us to order tires or snow tires for your vehicle. We sell tires for all makes and models. 

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Save on All-Season Floor Mats


All-Weather Floor Mats: 
A Great Investment for Your Vehicle

Floor mats protect your upholstery from everyday wear-and-tear as well as from spills, mud and salt. Benefits of All-Weather Floor Mats from your vehicles manufacturer include:


  • Custom fit for your specific make and model.
  • Durable, thick rubber material.
  • Grippy backs to keep floor mats in place.
  • Driver's mat hooks to prevent floor mats from sliding under gas and brake pedals.
  • Groves designed to trap dirt, grass, sand, water, food and spills.
  • Protect against spills and stains that harm the appearance and value of your vehicle.
  • Protect from even the most severe weather conditions: rain, snow, dirt, mud, road salt and sand.
  • Prevent rips and tears in your vehicle floor upholstery.

Save on All-Weather Floor Mats this Month at Hoselton Auto Mall!

Save 10%, 15% or 20% on All-Weather Floor Mats for your Chevy, Nissan or Toyota vehicle this month with our parts coupons!

> View and print coupons at hoselton.com!

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