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Learn More About Android Auto

At Land Rover Roaring Fork, we’re excited to show off all of the new vehicles that are Android Auto compatible. This is a chance to get more hands-free technology to use as you drive around town. This popular in-vehicle technology is a complete game changer.

One of the first things you’ll love is being able to get real-time traffic alerts as you drive. You can navigate your way to a specific destination and be told about detours, construction, and other problems. Along the way, you can also ask the Google Assistant to find you a nearby restaurant or…

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The Purpose of Winter Tires

If you are wondering why there are winter tires in the first place, this is because the tires for other seasons are not designed to handle the cold weather well. For instance, there are certain features that the summer tires have that the winter tires don't have which make it better for warmer weather.

One thing that summer tires have is firm treading. This is so that you can have better traction and maneuvering in warm weather. However, when winter comes and the weather gets cold, the treads become stiff which make it easier to lose control of the…

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Road Salt Stays Around Long After a Snow Storm

Each year, drivers navigate through wintery conditions and deal with the aftermath of very treacherous snow storms. And, the road salt used in those storms can leave a lasting impact. It literally eats away the clear coat of the exterior paint, which can cause corrosion.

As soon as the weather permits, you should get a cash wash to remove the road salt. An automatic car wash is your best choice; however, if you have to revert to a bucket of warm water to remove the salt, that's much better than leaving it on your vehicle for an extended time…

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The Value of Winter Wiper Blades

Getting your vehicle ready for the cold involves several factors. In addition to checking your tire tread and fluids, be sure to inspect your wiper blades. If they show any sign of wear or if they're older than six months old, it's recommended that they be replaced.

Wiper blades play a key role in helping you see clearly during a storm. Since winter storms may involve snow and ice, you can consider getting blades designed for the elements. Winter wiper blades usually have squeegees made out of natural rubber mixed with synthetic compounds. 

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What are LATCH Evaluations Used For?

What do you consider when you buy a new car? Is it safety, performance, design or something entirely different? Couples with children often look for the LATCH (Local Anchors and Tethers for Children) ratings before they purchase a vehicle. We at Land Rover Roaring Fork want to arm you with as much knowledge as possible regarding child safety, LATCH ratings and the vehicles we have available.

When looking at LATCH ratings, many people don’t know what they mean or what the ratings are based up. Here is some info.

  • Accessibility of lower anchors
  • Clearance angle 
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Travelling With Your Pets

Many Americans now own beloved pets, and from time-to-time, we have to take them on the road in our cars with us. Whether you are taking your pet to the vet or on vacation with you, it's important to make sure they stay safe on the ride there.

One of the first things to remember is to keep your pet in a secure crate instead of running loose in your car. If they are not secured in a crate, they could be seriously harmed or escape in the event of an accident. Make sure to get a crate that…

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Tips to Reduce Glare

If you find yourself dealing with a lot of glare in your vehicle, then you may have a couple issues to consider. Most cars with dirty windshields and windows will have a harder time seeing through glare. You should make sure to get your car cleaned if you are experiencing this issue at night. There are also anti-reflect coatings that you can use with your vehicle's windshield to reduce glare.

In addition, for night-time driving, there are settings that you can use to change the look of your dashboard and remove glare, making it easier to see your gauges…

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Performance Features of the Range Rover

The Range Rover has remained a popular luxury SUV for decades, as able to navigate busy traffic conditions as it is capable of finding the best way across rocky terrain. While the exterior radiates a rugged and classic appeal, the interior focuses on luxury and on providing excellent handling under a variety of conditions.

An innovative system to improve fuel economy at highway speeds includes the vehicle’s ability to lower itself by half an inch when it reaches speeds in excess of 65 mph. This helps to eliminate air drag, requiring less fuel over time. 

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Exploring the Technology Features of the Range Rover Sport

Drivers who are searching for a luxury SUV would be well advised to take a closer look at the new Land Rover Range Rover Sport. After all, there are some very good reasons why it is one of the most popular vehicles in its class. Here at Land Rover Roaring Fork, we are particularly impressed with the Range Rover Sport's abundance of gadgets and tech features.

The younger members of the family are sure to love the Range Rover Sport's available Rear Seat Entertainment system. Featuring two large screens and a pair of WhiteFire wireless headphones, this system…

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What is ASE Certification and Why Is It Important?

In the mid-1980s, Sears found itself the subject of unwanted attention when its automotive service found itself broiled in the scandal. Its service center had gained a reputation for breaking things to fix them later and charging customers to perform unoffered services. To help correct the problem, they made all of the mechanics gain ASE certifications.

ASE certifications are offered by the Automotive Service Excellence Organization. ASE opened its doors in the 1970s with the goal of improving and testing automotive mechanics and technicians.

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