How Green Technology is Changing Today’s Vehicles

April 18, 2019

How Green Technology is Changing Today’s Vehicles

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Green Technology is Changing Today’s VehiclesThe automotive industry is massive. It is responsible for many of the current issues we see inour environment – mostly due to its carbon footprint. But automotive manufacturers are starting to realize this fact. As such, many are embracing green technology to change the automotive industry as a whole. Some of these advances are in eco-friendly auto technology, including reducing and reusing materials, increasing fuel efficiency, and reducing emissions. We’ll explore all three in greater detail.

Increased Fuel Efficiency

First and foremost, green technology advancements in the automotive industry are leading to improved fuel efficiency in today’s top vehicle models. Between the cost of gas and the pollution they produce, we need more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road today.

In today’s vehicles, the engine is often wasteful and overworked. It spews carbon into the atmosphere and wastes gas like no tomorrow. Now, there are more efficient intake valves designed to cut down on fuel consumption. And electric models run on nothing but electricity for hundreds of miles.

Reducing and Reusing


The number of automotive manufacturers who are recycling is on the rise. When breaking down an old vehicle, most manufacturers will reuse as much of the material as humanly possible.
One of the most significant advancements in this field is the reuse of lithium batteries to operate electric batteries. This will reduce the cost of electric models significantly.

Emissions Reduction

Emissions remain the most significant environmental problem stemming from vehicles. These greenhouse gases are dangerous for our health and the environment. As such, manufacturers are working to reduce emissions from their new models. A lot of gas-powered cars, hybrids, and electric models now have better emission technology. Some models are even shutting off the engine while at a stop to reduce emissions.

If you want the best vehicle maintenance and repair service for your luxury car, contact Krause’s Automotive at 972-221-8743 today!

 

Car Care Tips Anyone Can Accomplish

March 14, 2019

Car Care Tips Anyone Can Accomplish

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We rely on vehicles every day for both pleasure and for business. As such, maintaining your vehicle can make a world of difference in ways you may never expect. Furthermore, your luxury vehicle was an investment. Don’t let a minor hindrance, caused by a lack of maintenance, cost you even more money. These days, drivers spend millions of dollars because they lacked the foresight to perform basic vehicle maintenance. Don’t become yet another statistic. Here are a few car care tips anyone can complete with a little free time.

Check the Tire Pressure

A simple task, and yet so often overlooked; checking the tire pressure can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars per year. Furthermore, a flat tire is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents.

So if your tire pressure is too low or too high, visit a nearby gas station with an air pressure system to handle the problem.

Fuel Up

It’s so easy. Believe it or not, topping off your gas tank can save you money in the long-run. If you routinely drive your vehicle until there is almost no gas in the tank, you are harming the fuel pump. Once the fuel pump fails, the engine will not receive any gas. Your car will be dead in the water.
To prevent a burnt-out fuel pump, try not to run your car under a quarter of a tank.

Change the Oil

There is a little sticker in the top corner of your car’s windshield. On it, the last oil change date and next estimated date are listed. Adhere to this schedule. Over time, the oil will break down and dirt will accumulate, hindering the effectiveness of your oil. As the engine uses this dirty oil, it causes trouble.
It’s important to change the oil once every few months for the best results.
For routine maintenance, contact Krause’s Automotive. We specialize in luxury vehicles, including BMW, Audi, and Mercedes Benz. Give us a call at 972-221-8743!



 

Enjoying a Stress-Free Car Buying Experience

February 12, 2019

Enjoying a Stress-Free Car Buying Experience

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stress-free-car-buying-experienceMaking a large purchase, no matter what the item, is a stressful experience. Most of us have anxiety over spending large amounts of money in one place. It’s completely normal. However, purchasing a vehicle is an investment. You’re investing in yourself, in your ability to get where you need to go each day, and in your own personal comfort. A new car can be worth the price many times over. First, you need to figure out how to relieve the stress from the car buying experience.

Research, Research, Research

We cannot state this enough. Before you make a decision, you need to research your options. Is there a vehicle that caught your interest? Research the model. Find out its safety features, whether it uses gas or diesel, how many cylinders the engine has, and whether it can fit the entire family. These factors all play a role in your decision and knowing beforehand can ease your mind during the purchase.

Test Drives

Most dealerships – at least those worth their salt – will offer a test drive of any vehicle you’re interested in purchasing. Now, reading about the car online is fine, but you need to experience it firsthand. Getting behind the wheel, strapping in, and hitting the gas is the only surefire way to know if it’s your vehicle or not.

Take a Companion

When buying a new car, it’s a smart move to bring someone along, like a friend or a family member. That way you don’t have to experience the whole ordeal by your lonesome. You have someone to bounce ideas and concerns off of, which can ease your mind greatly.

Mid-Week Appointments

If possible, try to schedule an appointment with the dealership. Aim for the middle of the week. Everyone else will be busy with work or school, so you’ll have free reign over the dealership and the salesman’s time. A less crowded environment means you can take your time to really think over your options.

Feel the Market

If you’re looking for a luxury car, try to get a feel for the current market. Many new vehicles, such as those from Lexus or Jaguar, are slow to sell. As such, they are priced accordingly periodically to move volumes. If you wait for price drops, you can save a good chunk of change on a new luxury vehicle.

Once you’ve purchased your new luxury vehicle, be sure to bring it into Krause’s Automotive on occasion for regular maintenance and tune-ups. Schedule an appointment by calling 972-221-8743!

Buying a Car Before Years End is a Smart Move

January 12, 2019

Buying a Car Before Years End is a Smart Move

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle, December typically offers the highest discounts and incentives for new buyers. Dealerships throughout the area are working overtime to meet their year-end quotas. If they have not sold enough throughout the year, the dealership is likely to offer a steep discount on new vehicles in the lot. You could easily score a luxury car for a low, low price. Shop in December. You won’t be sorry you did.

Reasons to Buy a Car at Years End

There are numerous fantastic reasons to save your money until the end of the year for a new vehicle. We are going to dive into a few of those reasons now.

• New Models – Typically, car manufacturers put out next year’s model in September, October, November, and December of the previous year. When a new model releases, the old model receives a discount. For a buyer, this means saving money on a new vehicle.
• Holiday Deals – During the holidays, it is not uncommon for almost every store in the country to offer steep discounts on their products. The same goes for car dealerships. Many dealerships will monitor sales in the area and provide discounts based on spending habits and vehicles being purchased.
• Holiday Bonuses – Many companies provide their employees with end-of-year bonuses in the form of cash or a higher paycheck for the month. Dealerships are no different. However, sales stats play a role at a dealership. The more vehicles an employee sells, the better their bonus. They want their bonus, you want a car; it is a win-win relationship.

If you have always dreamed of owning a luxury car, such as an Audi or Mercedes Benz, shop around the holidays for big savings. When your new car needs a tune-up or maintenance, call Krause’s Automotive at 972-221-8743!

"But I just had a quick question" or "I don't want to leave a message!"

June 2, 2017

Can I please just talk to a human?

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I'm taking the wheel again for a minute to let you know that Krause's Automotive doesn't have a digital operator or answering machine at this time.

I hate when I call somewhere to merely ask a brief yes or no type question and have to wade through a series of digital prompts only to end up having to leave a message for a call back. I guess I can understand the theory of trying to focus on the task at hand but sometimes you just want to know what time they open or close. It amazes me that in an age of seemingly never ending bombardment of communication through telephone, text, social media, and personal interaction that we don't really appear to actually communicate much. Some questions may have to be postponed for a time that better attention can be paid to an individual or after some further research. Many times it is just a matter of verifying something or scheduling a visit. Our time is valuable for sure but isn't everyones time valuable?

When you phone us you will reach an actual human. Now we might have to take a message for one reason or another but a smiling soul will greet you and try to assist you when you call.

That will be all for now and I give you back control of the wheel....