Monday, January 14, 2019

3 Tips for Driving in the Snow - Be Careful Out There!

We've been spoiled, Central Illinois! Sadly, it looks like the days of 50-degree weather in January are over. Now, we have nearly a foot of snow on the ground... and more in the forecast. Some people like getting snow during winter, and some people absolutely hate it. One thing we can all agree on, however, is that we all dread driving in it! Nobody wants to slip and slide down the street when the roads are a mess. It's stressful, it's dangerous, and it causes more harm than good. Now, we all know the general rules of safety when driving in the snow: allow room between you and the vehicle in front of you, steer into the skid, and pump... don't slam on your brakes. With that said, the Uftring Auto Group is here to provide you with some friendly tips -- tips that you might not have thought of --  when driving in the snow these next few months. 

1. Give Yourself More Time to Drive

When it comes to driving in the snow, usually a rule of thumb is to SLOW DOWN. Some people think "there's no way this will affect me. I'm an excellent driver." Those are the people that you see in the middle a ditch on I-74. Most of you know that you need to take it slow when driving in winter mix conditions. That being said, it really helps to give yourself more time when making your morning commute, wherever that may be. When you drive slower, you need more time. Simple as that. As difficult as it may be, set your alarm 10 minutes earlier than usual. If you value those 10 minutes, make it up some other way. Wrap up your breakfast to go, take a shorter shower, skip TV time, etc. Making small changes in the morning will allow you more minutes to drive, thus getting you to work both safely and on time!

2. Invest in an Automatic Starter for Your Vehicle

What's the most annoying part of driving in the snow? Hint: it isn't even the driving part. It's starting your car!! Nothing is worse than running outside to start your car, just so it's nice and warm for you when you get on your way. And, if you don't have a garage, you have to deal with the ice! An automatic starter can save you in both scenarios. With an auto-starter, you can turn your car on from your kitchen, living room, and even your bedroom, depending on how close it is to your vehicle. You can then let it heat up, melting whatever ice/snow/frost is on it. Not only does this help you feel comfortable, but it increases your visibility as well - which is especially important in the snow! Visit one of our 6 dealer locations and we will provide you with the starter and install it for you. 

3. All-Wheel Drive is the Answer!

In the Midwest and in Central Illinois, inclement weather is nothing new! We've had everything from snow in April to rain while the sun shines. No matter the case, the roads can be difficult to drive on year-round. Whether it's snow, mud, ice or rain, all-wheel drive is the answer! Investing in a vehicle with all-wheel drive will pay off ten-fold during its life. The amount of extra control you have on a snowy or icy road is worth the extra money. So, whether it's a Sedan, Truck or SUV, All-Wheel Drive is the key! 

We hope these tips help you to both prepare to drive in the snow and to take the trek more safely! Have any more questions? Visit our group website here to access the number for your nearest Uftring Dealer. Stay safe out there!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Year-End Deals All Throughout the Uftring Auto Group!

You Just Can't Beat an Uftring (Year-End) Deal!

Whether you're a fan of Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover or Subaru, one thing remains the same - you're going to get a GREAT deal from the Uftring Auto Group. With eight different locations to shop at around Central Illinois as well as thousands of vehicles to choose from, you're sure to find your dream car this holiday season. And with the year coming to an end, we've decided to throw away the book! 

The Christmas and Year-End savings have never been better. We're offering THOUSANDS off of MSRP on new vehicles - that includes cars, trucks and SUVs of high class and quality. We're not trying to get rid of cars here. We specifically ordered more so that our customers could pay less on something they love. 

Visit our website or stop into one of our locations today! We look forward to helping you find your dream car. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

3 Easy Tips for Driving in the Snow | Uftring Auto Group Blog

Believe it or not, winter is back in Central Illinois. Gone are the days on the lake, the early rounds of golf and the pool days with the girls. Don't worry, we'll make our way around the Sun again, and we will be wishing it was cooler before we know it! In the meantime, here are some tips for driving in the winter.

1. Take Time to Defrost Your Windshield

Before you even hop on the road, you'll want your vehicle to be warmed up and thawed out. Starting your car about ten minutes before you usually leave will allow time for clear windows and a warm cabin! Plus, it's highly unsafe to scrape a small area on your windshield so you can see "enough" of the road. Don't want to stand in the cold longer than you have to? Purchase an automatic start! Our parts departments at any of our locations will be happy to install one for you. That way, you don't even have to step outside!

2. Drive Slow - Drive Safe

You should always follow the speed limit, but especially so in the winter! With the temperatures being as low as they are, you never know when there might be a patch of ice on the road. And, just because you see it, doesn't mean the person in front of you does. With that said, it pays to drive slow, keep distance between other drivers, and remain attentive at all times. 

3. Make Sure Your Tires Are Up to Date

What's one of the most important winter driving factors? Having a good grip on the road! Good grip comes from good tires. And good tires come from routine service. So, before we get too deep into the winter, visit your local Uftring service department and get those tires checked! You'll be glad you did. 

Of course, there are many other steps you can take to handle the roads in the winter, but these three are the most basic and the most important! Stay safe out there these next few months! If you have any questions, give your closest Uftring dealer a call, or visit for more information. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Final Days of the Deal of a Lifetime!

Central Illinois - Only Two More Days to Save

Have you been looking for a new Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Chrysler, or Jaguar near you? Are you looking for the best sale that will save you cash? Well, if you haven't yet heard, we've been offering the Uftring Deal of a Lifetime for the past two months! Gary Uftring, our Dealer Principal, has challenged his team to sell 1,501 cars in 60 days. How are we going to do that? That's the part you'll want to hear.

Uftring Deal of a Lifetime Peoria

You Won't Save Like this Again!

For those of you looking for a new or used car deal in Peoria, Washington, Morton, Pekin, or Bloomington, you don't need to go anywhere further than the Uftring Auto Group. For the next TWO DAYS, you'll find the best deals you've ever come across. We're SO CLOSE to reaching our goal, and to do so, we are throwing away the book! 

If you've had your eyes on that Silverado in Washington, that F-150 in East Peoria, or that Wrangler in Pekin, now is the time to buy! You will save thousands on your new or used purchase these next couple of days. Get the BEST deal near you at the Uftring Auto Group in Peoria, East Peoria, Washington and Pekin. We look forward to seeing you today! 

It's the Uftring Deal of a Lifetime! Click here to view all of our inventory.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Don't Miss Your Chance to Get the Uftring Deal of a Lifetime!

There's Still Time to Save More Than Ever Before

We're so close to hitting our goal of 1,501 cars in 60 days! And the deals are only getting better. Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, Jeep, Nissan or Jaguar, we're sure to have the vehicle for you. The Uftring Auto Group is in the business of finding its customers an affordable car while offering a great buying experience! That's what the Deal of a Lifetime means to us. Right now, you'll save more than ever before on that truck, van, SUV or sedan that you've had your eye on. So, stop into one of our eight convenient locations and help us reach our goal of 1,501!

What It Means to be "The One"

All month long, we've been talking about "the one" that helps us get to 1,501. But, what does that mean? Is it one person? Is it the one car they purchase? To the Uftring Auto Group, "the one" is the has many different meetings. It's "the one" family that upgrades from a sedan to an SUV. It's "the one" nervous mother buying a pre-owned car for her 16 year old. It's "the one" whose life was made easier by getting the Deal of a Lifetime on their new vehicle! 

Visit our website at or stop in and see us at one of our stores. We look forward to helping you find your dream car!