Keep your Teen Drivers SAFE!
This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and we hope you’ll take some time with your teen before the weekend is out to talk to any young drivers (or drivers-to-be) about how to stay safe on our Connecticut roads.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in a crash die. Yet, a recent survey show that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Please, talk to your teen about the “5 to Drive” from NHTSA.org. And know CT's graduating driving laws your teen must follow. Read More Here
What’s the Wait Time at the DMV? Find Out!
Want to know how long the wait is at the CT DMV? Now you can find out with the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles' new mobile app.
The new application, CT DMV Mobile app, is meant to give Connecticut drivers more access to the DMV information they need most: DMV branch locations, AAA offices, service listings, and wait times. There's also info on the app to help prepare teen drivers (and their parents) for taking the learner's permit test.
Find out where to download the app and Read More
Join Hoffman Auto Group for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk
The American Heart Association has a goal to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020! Hoffman Auto Group is joining the efforts to make this a reality by supporting the Heart Walk which promotes physical activity to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Please Join Our Team! Help us reach this lifesaving goal!Find out More
New 2015 Audi Q3 Turns Heads in CT
Find out why we think this new SUV crossover from Audi is a perfect first luxury vehicle for young professionals and new families. Available in four-wheel drive, loaded with standard high-quality features, and boasting more than enough cargo space AND legroom -- there's a lot to love about the new Audi Q3. Read what other car experts have to say about this new model for Audi as well as our own Hoffman Audi
impressions on the new Q3.
Time to Think “Tires”
“With the recent temperature drops, people may be seeing their tire pressure lights go on more now. Tire pressure does drop with the drop in temperature, this is normal. But if it is a recurring problem, it’s a good idea to make sure there are no leaks and that their tires are safe for winter,” advises David Cyr of Hoffman Nissan. He reminds us that your tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle during any season, though we usually think about them more in winter. Get the low-down on how to pick the right tires, whether you should consider snow tires, and how long your tires should last. Read More
Connecticut’s Best Scenic Foliage Drives
If you haven’t taken any scenic foliage drives before, we highly recommend you take a tour this season! The best time to take in the fall foliage this year is between October 3 and November 15, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). CTVisit.com predicts that peak foliage season for the majority of the state will take place over Columbus Day, with the leaves changing in the northern parts of the state first (October 9 – 15) moving down through the middle portion of CT next (mid to late October), and finally hitting the shoreline between late October and early November). See the Best CT Foliage Drives here.
2014 Nissan Award Winners
Thinking of buying a new car? 2014 has been a great year for Nissan across the boards. Nissan Leaf, Nissan Versa Note, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Juke, and Nissan Rogue are just a few of the models making headlines. Whether you're looking for safety, eco-friendliness, excellent fuel economy, affordability, or family-friendly digs, Nissan's got you covered. Check out what people are saying! Read More
Tailgating Gadgets You Need to Know About
Football season is officially here, which means lots of you out there are probably gearing up for some tailgating sessions in your very near future. Are we right?
Before you hop in the car to watch your favorite team toss the pigskin this season, be sure to pack these awesome tailgating gadgets. Read More
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
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
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
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.
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Jim Altman, from FoxCT news, visited Hoffman Audi East Hartford on Tuesday, August 26 to see ART in action. Take a look at the Fox61 news story here. We recently introduced you to our new “employee” named ART (Audi Robotic Telepresence). Our state of the art technology provides instant access to Audi engineers when the occasion […]
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