Monday, April 14, 2014

What to do when you have a recall

GM has recently announced recalls for several different GM models. You might be wondering what to do when your vehicle is recalled, and we’re here to help. When purchasing a vehicle, there’s always an unfortunate chance that a part of that vehicle might be recalled, even with some of the top-leading, safest brands in the entire industry. While we wish recalls never happened, we cannot control them when they occur. But what we can do is help you the very best of our ability to get the recall fixed so you can get back on the road, quickly and safely.

So, what’s next? Most recalls are small, easy fixes. None, however should be taken lightly. If you have a recall, the most important thing to do is to call your dealership or mechanic to confirm you have a recall for your specific model and proceed with a service appointment to get the vehicle fixed as soon as possible. Find your Uftring Auto Group Dealership here and give us call – we’ll help you get your recall taken care of.

Off-Road Season

We can now officially say that winter is over. Sayonara, see you later, until next time. The Land Rover brand is notorious for off-roading excellence through all seasons: snow, ice, rain and sunshine. Winter off-roading is over in this area, and now we get to look forward to spring and summer! Windows down, sunroof open, it’s time to take your machine out for some springtime fun. Where’s your favorite place to test the power of your Land Rover or Range Rover?

If you like adventure mixed with elegance, Jaguar Land Rover Peoria is the dealership for you. The exclusive Land Rover brand encompasses so many unique models that are made for your unique lifestyle. If you want to be different, if you want to stand out on the highway, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Stop in for a test drive or browse our huge selection of inventory right from your home or your phone.

Don’t forget we have an obstacle course at our dealership store! Take your Land Rover of choice up the rocks to really feel what it’s like to drive the Land Rover brand we are so passionate about. Think you can’t handle it? Think again—the stability and safety of a new Land Rover will make you feel more comfortable than ever. There’s no off-road experience a Land Rover can’t handle!

Here are a few tips to consider before you take the unpaved path:

  1.  It’s smart to know what’s under your vehicle. Having a “mental picture” of the underside of your Land Rover helps you as you cruise across new terrain you aren’t used to.
  2. Know the height of your Land Rover—comes in handy during those times you are in a low place and aren’t quite sure you can squeeze through.
  3. Before you drive up a steep hill, make sure you’re aware of what’s over the hill.
  4.  Golden rule to off-roading: drive as slow as possible and as fast as necessary to ensure the safety of both you and your vehicle.
  5. Always keep a steady momentum when you’re driving through deep terrain—mud, sand, water.

Looking for more off-roading tips? Click here to check out Land Rover’s official “Land Rover Guide to Off-Roading” webpage—it’s worth a read! If you have any questions about off-roading, give us a call at 309-690-6100. Our Jaguar Land Rover experts will help answer any of your on-road or off-roading needs.

April is Car Care Month

It’s National Car Care Month the entire month of April! One of the most important things you can do as an owner of a vehicle is to properly maintain your vehicle. Taking control of your car’s proper maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs down the road. When’s the last time you had an oil change? How about your tires? If you’re not sure, it’s probably time for a service check-up.

Did you know that the top three failures to car maintenance are oil changes, filter changes and bad brakes? When we ignore any of these smaller maintenance issues, we set ourselves up for possible damages later on down the road. Giving your vehicle attention this Car Care month helps you get the most out of your vehicle – through performance, ability, and most importantly, safety. Summer vacations are just around the corner. Is your car or truck ready for the heat and road trip miles? Always remember: regular maintenance is critical, not optional.

The Uftring Auto Group works hard to help our customers understand the importance of regular maintenance. The quality of a service appointment done at our dealership just doesn’t compare with the others. At a valued price, you not only get your vehicle done in a timely manner, you get the very best customer service and top-notch automotive experts working on your car. It doesn’t matter if you need an Oil Change, Batteries, Brakes, Tires, Alignment or A/C Check, we know what we’re doing.  No matter if you’re a mechanical guru or not, we treat everyone the same. Not sure what oil to use? We’ll never take advantage of your automotive knowledge or lack thereof, and we will always recommend to you what we think is best—always.  

We continue to preach the importance of car maintenance because we don’t want you to have to spend money on repairs, or damages done for not servicing your vehicle. Skipping an oil change might not seem like a big deal, but trust us, it is. No matter what you drive, a simple multi-point inspection from our highly trained and certified staff will keep your mind at ease. Have that peace of mind knowing your car is dependable and safe is exactly what you’ll have with the Uftring Auto Group.  

It happens. Maybe you forgot to schedule a routine maintenance appointment or just couldn’t bare the bitter cold temps we had over the winter to get your car worked on. If so, don’t sweat it. Get your vehicle in as soon as you can, don’t wait any longer. If you dread having to spend money on service, just keep in mind you’d probably have to spend much more if you didn’t service it regularly. A little money here and there to keep your vehicle up to speed is part of being a responsible owner. Smart, reliable owners drive smart, reliable cars.
Click here to find your Uftring store and schedule your service appointment today!