Advice from the Body Shop: What to do in a Collision
We know thinking about a trip to the auto body shop is pretty much the furthest thing from anyone’s notion of a “good time”.
Although we know it’s impossible to ever fully prepare yourself for situations like these, we do have some pain-free pointers for getting your vehicle from “collision” to “corrected” as quickly as possible. Read More
Breaking News: We’re Going Green – In More Ways than One!
Hoffman Auto Group has two pieces of “green” news we’re excited to share with you today! We’re thrilled to announced that we will be the first auto dealer in the area to “go green” with solar energy. Find out more.... Read On
Your Sunday Driving Destination: Family Fun Day!
Drive the whole family down to Hebrew Health Care’s Family Fun Day in West Hartford this Sunday, Sept 7 for a fun-filled afternoon. Enjoy refreshments, carnival games, bouncy houses, airbrush tattoos, live DJ entertainment, face painting, mini golf & more. Hoffman Auto Group is proud to be a sponsor - see you there! Find Out More
Sept 18 Save the Date: Meet the new 2015 Audi Q3 Crossover
Hoffman Audi of East Hartford and the Northeast Quattro Chapter Audi Club are throwing a party and YOU’RE invited!
Join us Thursday, Sept 18 from 5 – 8 pm as we unveil the all-new 2015 Audi Q3 Crossover! Meet our newest "employee" ART, while you enjoy live music, seasonal dinner fare, and a chance to win great prizes! Read More
The 2015 Audi S3 Sedan Proves Good Things DO Come in Small Packages
Audi of East Hartford Service Manager Elliot Matos is a big fan of the new 2015 Audi S3 Sedan. And in good right – Audi’s smallest car in America packs some big punch.
Says Matos, who recently drove the S3 on both the track and the roads of Denver, “It’s true to it’s S line DNA – the acceleration, braking, and shifting are super-impressive. I can’t wait to see the look on people’s faces after they drive it!” Read More
10 Easy DIY Projects to Organize Your Car
If you’re like us, between weekend road trips, days at the beach, and the constant traffic of small feet and paws, summer has done a number on our vehicles. Now’s the time to get ‘em back in tip-top shape again!
We’ve scoured the web for the best DIY projects to organize your car, and though there were many, we think these 10 take the cake. Reclaim your car interior (and your sanity!) with these top recommendations. Read More
Hoffman Pioneers New Audi Robotic Telepresence (ART)
Hoffman Audi of East Hartford has a brand new, state of the art robot – one of only about 40 in the entire country.
With this new technology, our Audi technicians will be able to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot repair issues using a one-on-one virtual link that connects them to the expert technicians at Audi of America.
Watch a video of this futuristic new member of our Audi Service team - you'll be amazed! Read More
Exercise Brake Safety – Inspect Yours Today
August has arrived (we can’t believe it either!), signaling the end of summer vacation and the beginning of school in just a few short weeks. It’s also Brake Safety Awareness month, and there’s no time like the present to get yours checked – especially if you’re planning to hit the road for one last vacation “hurrah” as a family before school starts. To ensure everyone’s safety and avoid any unwanted surprises, don’t leave town without a proper brake inspection. Read More
Wine & Dine on the Connecticut Wine Trail
Enjoy a glass (or two) of wine from time to time? Looking for a fun way to experience Connecticut with your special someone or friends this weekend? Summertime is THE TIME to check out the unique vineyards that comprise Connecticut’s Wine Trail.
Made up of 25 wineries offering everything from robust barrel aged reds to crisp, bright whites to local fruit-infused wines, the Connecticut Wine Trail is one of the most exciting and fastest growing wine regions in the United States. Whether you’re looking to start your trip in the Litchfield Hills, along the coastline, in the “Quiet Corner”, or along the Connecticut or Housatonic Rivers, you’re no more than a 45-minute drive from a vineyard. Visit a few and you’ll notice the unique flavors each geography has to offer and the stunning scenery it’s situated on. Read More
Unplug Those Kids on Your Roadtrip!
It may seem hard to believe but back before the Dawn of the Digital, parents kept their kids entertained on long drives to Disney, Yellowstone, Ocean City, and Sesame Place without the assistance of built-in DVD players, cell phones, iPads, video game consoles, and the like.
Impossible, you say? It’s not only possible (after all, our parents and their parents managed well enough), but we highly encourage it as a way to unplug from the constant electronic stimulation in our lives and engage with loved ones. Why not use your vacation trek as an opportunity to spend some quality time with your family – instead of as isolated icebergs who just happen to all be sharing a vehicle? Here are 10 ideas to keep your kids occupied en route to your destination – no electricity required. Read More
Time to Drop the Top, CT!
Summer is rockin' in Connecticut, and convertibles are an awesome way to take in the rays. We run down some of the ways cabriolets and convertibles have advanced to become today's hottest ride while still offering abundant safety features - along with all the fun gadgets you'd expect! Check it out!
Dogs Left in Hot Cars can Die in 15 Minutes
We've been hearing a lot about children left in hot cars with fatal consequences this summer. Leaving pets unattended can be fatal, too.
Find out what it's like in a parked car with windows cracked open - watch this video of a concerned veterinarian. Dogs can sustain brain damage or even die from heat stroke in as little as 15 minutes in a hot car. Read More and See the Video
Explore the CT River Valley
Steeped in historical significance and natural beauty, the Connecticut River Valley is the perfect destination for day trips or weekend getaways. Check out our latest blog post on just a few of the wonderful sights that await you. Safe Travels!
Great Gear for Car Camping
Summertime in CT means it’s time for camping in the great outdoors. There are plenty of beautiful sites around to pitch a tent and enjoy an evening under the stars. Before you hit the road, be sure to check your gear to make sure it’s all there from the last trip. Maybe you’ll discover it’s time to replace some old equipment or decide it’s simply time to upgrade. Here are some suggestions for great gear for car camping that will help make the stay a pleasant one.
Vehicle Accessories for Dogs
Dogs make great travel companions. And, it's important that they remain safe and secure in the car during the trip. In addition, you want to protect the value of your vehicle with seat and cargo covers that will reduce mud, dirt and fur that Fido may pick up along the way.
Check out these travel accessories that will make the trip more pleasant for all.
CT Drive In Movie Theater Destinations
If you’re looking for a drive down memory lane, these great CT drive iin movie theaters will get you there. There’s definitely something special about packing your car full of kids and heading out to see a movie under the stars. Make sure you put these Connecticut drive-ins on your list of places you absolutely must visit this summer!
Summertime Maintenance Tips for Your Car
Whether you are heading out for a road trip across Connecticut or a journey across the continent, it's important that your car is prepared to make the trip. We checked in with Hoffman Toyota Service Advisor Alister Liljedahl who gave us these great summertime maintenance tips for your vehicle. Be safe! and Happy Travels!!
CT Shoreline Destinations
With hundreds of miles of shoreline on Long Island Sound, Connecticut is an excellent playground for those who like to have fun on the water. Check out our latest blog post on CT shoreline destinations. Whether you are looking to explore maritime history, catch some summer stock theater or enjoy an old fashioned clam bake, there's sure to be something for you.
CT Wine Trail
Enjoy the bounty and diversity of Connecticut wines by exploring the CT Wine Trail. Relax on the patio of a Connecticut winery and enjoy the high quality wines Connecticut vineyards have to offer. From full-bodied Cabernet Francs to surprisingly dry Rieslings and a variety of fruit wines in between, Connecticut is sure to have a wine you’ll enjoy.
Connecticut Living & Driving
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Dog Parks and Dog-Friendly Places in CT
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Recent Vehicle Model Posts
Hoffman Audi of East Hartford has a brand new, state of the art robot – one of only about 40 in the entire country. With this new technology, our Audi technicians will be able to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot repair issues using a one-on-one virtual link that connects them to the expert technicians at Audi of […]
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came out to Hoffman Nissan on Saturday, July 26, for the Dare to Compare Sales Event! Although that event has ended, we will always work to get you the best deal. Be sure to check out our inventory HERE and stop in to see us. ——————————————————————- Postpone your errands or […]
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