Hoffman Pioneers New Audi Robotic Telepresence (ART)

Hoffman Audi Service robot

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

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

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!

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!

Convertibles in Connecticut

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

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

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

Lake Waramaug Connecticut camping State Park CT

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

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

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

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

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

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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