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AWD or 4WD? That is the Question

Here at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships, we like to make sure our customers are informed. One of the many questions asked is what is the difference between AWD and 4WD. Then the essential choice to make comes into play as well.

When asked to explain what 4WD is the term four by four is often heard. In a 4WD vehicle, the power for the engine goes to all four wheels so that they turn simultaneously at the same speed. This can be great except in circumstances where a vehicle needs to turn a certain way, and the front wheels…
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The All New Buick Lacrosse


The all new 2017 Buick Lacrosse features a sleek exterior with elegant lines, HID headlights, and a brand new grille. Its lines are cleaner and more refined that before. And on the inside, the lines are carried over. The Lacrosse's interior features wood accents, soft and comforting materials and power seats with lumbar massage. This is one comfortable car.


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Being Safe On Long Trips

There are some drivers that are commonly considered safe drivers and meticulous when driving may encounter problems when they drive longer distances. After a long drive, a driver is likely to get tired and unfocused and making sure that you are safe when driving long distances is an important step to avoiding accidents.

Some of the steps you can do to make sure you are safe while on long drives are:

- Know the roads or do research beforehand. Alternatively, you can also use a GPS unit to help you from being lost...

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Chipped or Cracked Windshield? Don't Ignore the Damage

Driving down a highway, interstate, or even a quiet country road has its dangers. Flying debris, rocks and pebbles kicked up by vehicles in front of you can cause damage to your car and especially to the windshield. The glass on your car is the most vulnerable to damage, and the windshield takes a lot of punishment on a daily basis. When your windshield gets struck by a flying object and damage has occurred, the most important thing to remember is not to ignore the damage no matter how small...

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Buick Lineup Achieves NHTSA 5-Star Sweep

In a press release issued earlier today, Buick proudly announced that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently awarded a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating to the all-new 2017 Buick LaCrosse. This recognition gives Buick a five-star sweep across its entire 2017 lineup for the third year in a row.

Buick launched four all-new or significantly upgrade models in 2016, including the Cascada, which is...

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The Exterior You Deserve: GMC Designers Explain Their Process

There’s no real word to describe how it feels when you see that car that catches your eye. It’s almost an ethereal moment, where you realize that the finish, or the paint job, or the attention to detail is exactly what you want in a vehicle.

The exterior designers who help create GMC vehicles believe the same thing. That’s why they’ve explained their process in this new video.

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Teens are Learning Safe Driving from the Mopar Road Ready Program Powered by Dodge

Mopar and Dodge in partnership with the B.R.A.K.E.S. teen driving program are making teen driving safety a priority with the Mopar Road Ready Program powered by Dodge. The program is offered at no cost to teens and their parents, and offers participants a hands-on experience they won't find at standard driver's education programs.  
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