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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Get Your Car or Truck Winter Wonderland Weather Worthy

Wonderland Weather Worthy
Winter is a beautiful time of year (when you're indoors enjoying your favorite hot beverage). But winter also brings with it many dangers for those traveling on the road. It’s amazing how many people spend time checking out the weather before winter travelling without considering the state of their vehicle before heading out into the storm. As with most things in life – better a little caution than a great regret. Here are some tips and tricks to help keep you safe this winter…assuming you haven't already done so.

  1. Check the weather. Hey, we didn't say it was a bad thing. We just think the state of your vehicle should be considered as well. Know what you’re getting into.
  2. Check the wipers both front and back. A good rule of thumb is to replace them every six months. But for those of us who don't have an internal wiper replacement reminder it's best replace them when they start to squeak, chatter, or streak under normal rainy conditions.
  3. Top off the fluids. Make sure you have the right fluids in your car starting with windshield wiper fluid. Try to get one that won't freeze, especially during snowy conditions. Make sure all the rest of the fluids are topped off: brake fluid, transmission fluid, oil, transfer case fluid (if applicable), radiator antifreeze, etc.
  4. Check your belts and hoses. This can include the timing belt, serpentine belt, radiator hoses, brake lines, coolant and heater hoses. Look for cracking, fraying, or disintegration occurring to any of the belts or hoses. If you have no clue where any of these things are bring your car in. We’ll help you not only identify where these things are, but what to look for.
  5. Get your battery tested. Nothing's worse than to get into a car on a freezing day with a dead battery. If you do not know how old your battery is or need help determining its health, we are happy to help.
  6. Kick the tires. Make sure your tires have adequate tread and air pressure for driving conditions. Believe it or not, different air pressures are more helpful in different climate conditions. Consult your owner's manual for the right pressure for your car for winter conditions. It'll not only help you stay safe, but properly inflated tires can also save you money in gas mileage.
  7. Carry chains, an ice scraper/snow brush, and an emergency kit. You may not have used many of these things in a while, if ever. But, they are the things you do not want to be without when you need them. Some people even include bottled water, a small amount of food, blankets, a coat, and gloves as part of their emergency kit. It's really up to you. The most important thing is to be prepared for the worst.
  8. Get the heater and defroster checked. If there were ever two things in the car we took for granted it's the heater and defroster. These may seem to be working fine, but it may not be working to the best of its ability. The effectiveness of these two items will vary from make and model, but as with everything else described in the previous six areas, they are crucial when dealing with winter conditions.
If you don't feel comfortable taking on any of these areas on your own we understand. It can not only seem complicated, it can be downright confusing. Let any of the service centers experts in the Olympia Auto Mall car dealerships in Tacoma,WA help you get your car or truck in tiptop shape for winter. 

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI - Motor Trend 2015 Car of the Year

Volkswagen is proud to announce that it has won Motor Trends 2015 Car of the Year Award! And now, we would like to share with you the secrets of our success.  Beating the competition came down to three important areas of attention: Design, Efficiency, and Chutzpah!

Design- We took the design of previous Golfs and lowered the body by an inch, cut sleek lines, and smoothed surfaces to produce a vehicle this not only visually appealing but more efficient. We designed the interior to complement every detail of the exterior so that the design inside and out was one continual flow.

Efficiency- our engineers decreased the weight by including ultra-high-strength steel (actually stronger than normal steel) and enhanced engine efficiency to produce a 2.0 L, 210 hp turbocharged engine that produces a jaw-dropping 36 miles per gallon. That's right, you did see turbocharged and 36 miles per gallon in the same sentence!

Chutzpah- some call it guts, others call it audacity, and still others call it boldness. We just call it over 30 years of German engineering experience.  The more one hones their craft, the more one is able to break away from tradition while still maintaining the elements of mastery. This is the part where it's difficult to put one's finger on any one element. Is it the seven active stability enhancement systems? Perhaps the Fender Premium audio system? The XDS Cross differential system? The quality seating and technological features? Whatever it is you have to find out for yourself.

Come test drive the 2015 motor trend car of the year at the Olympia Automall. No matter which Golf you drive we know you will emerge grinning from ear to ear. If you're looking for the best new or used cars Tacoma has to offer come to the Olympia Automall.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

2015 Toyota 4runner – The Legend Returns

2015 Toyota 4runner
Whether you're braving the trails or braving the traffic, the 2015 4Runner was designed to take on whatever life throws at you. 

The 4Runner remains a perfect balance between form and function. Its rugged exterior is complimented by its stylish interior. Like yin and yang, this off-road vehicle’s tough body protects you and your passengers from the elements and terrain while inside you feel comfortable, safe, and secure.

In addition to the original SR5 and Limited editions, we now bring you the TRAIL and TRD additions to the family of 4Runners.  TRAIL was designed to be the “somewhere in between” solution for our customers who wanted more from their 4Runner than the SR5, but not quite as much attention to the interior as the Limited edition. TRD was purely designed to take off-road to the next level.

We could go on to brag about the specs such as the 4Runners available 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque or its five-star safety rating from the NHSTA. We could also talk about the fact we've equipped the 2015 4Runner with the latest safety and infotainment technology or the fact that over 90% of 4Runners sold are still on the road today. But that would just be words. The Toyota 4Runner was meant to be experienced.

Experience the 2015 4Runner from Toyota for yourself. Schedule a test drive today and check out the new TRAIL and TRD models. You’ll see what you've been missing out on. Visit the Olympia Automall today. If you've been searching for new or used car dealerships in Tacoma, WA look no further. The experts at the Olympia Automall will help you find the right car or truck for your needs.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2015 Subaru Outback – Adventure Awaits

2015 Subaru Outback
Subaru’s are designed with custom features from its loyal customer base.  Fuel economy, roomy interior, and the latest technology are just the starting points.

We decided that fuel efficiency was a great place to start when seeking to make a statement.  We had no idea we would be crowned the most fuel efficient midsize crossover in America.  We just wanted to build a really efficient car. As a result, we came up with the revolutionary SUBARU BOXER engine producing 33 mpg hwy resulting from the low center of gravity on the Outback.

The Outback’s spacious interior comes complete with inviting soft touch surfaces and enhanced materials for maximum enjoyment; including two and four-legged friends.

Naturally you want to keep everybody safe in your Outback. Available eyesight driver assist checks out the traffic around you, maximizes cruise control, and alerts you if you’re drifting out of your lane. It can even help stop the car if necessary. Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) helps keep you in control regardless of terrain. It's a pretty amazing little car. Sorry, it won't walk the dog for you.

The Subaru Starlink infotainment system is one of the top of its class. The captivating 7 inch screen with voice control, smart phone integration capabilities, and 12 Harmon Kardon speakers will help you stay connected, integrated, and informed.  The state-of-the-art Symmetrical all-wheel drive with X-mode enhances stability, effectiveness, and dynamic response to all manner of conditions.

Come and see where your Outback will take you.  The Olympia Automall is your place to find the greatest selection of Subaru’s in the state of Washington.  Visit with our staff to find the Outback that’s right for you.  If you are looking for the best new or used cars Puyallup, WA has to offer, the Olympia Automall is your premier choice.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

2015 Kia Optima – Attention You Can Get Used To

2015 Kia Optima
When people see the new 2015 Kia Optima on the road they often have to try to catch up to find out what kind of car it is.  This is usually followed by a comment such as "That's a Kia?  Whoa!" Just to give you fair warning. Should you end up buying a 2015 Kia Optima, you’d better get used to this type of behavior from other drivers.

Check out the interior - We merged comprehensive artistry with state-of-the-art technology to offer an exceptional driving experience. Plush leather seat trim and ventilated seats offer comfort and refinement to driver and passenger. Hands-free Bluetooth and the UVO eServices infotainment system are complemented by the sophisticated and powerful Infinity sound system for maximum enjoyment.

Eyes where you need them - the available rear camera display and backup warning system give a clear picture of what's behind you so, you can backup and back out with confidence in just about any situation.

Performance that excites - the 2015 Kia Optima has an available six speed 2.0 L, 274 HP gasoline direct injection (GDI) turbocharged engine that is guaranteed to get the blood pumping and crank up the excitement factor.  If you're looking for fuel efficiency, the optional hybrid model offers up to 36/40 mpg city/hwy.

Safe and secure - the National Association of Traffic and Highway Safety (NHTSA) bestowed its highest five-star crash test safety rating to the 2015 Kia Optima. Crashing is not a nice thing to think about, but should the unforeseen occur it's nice to know someone's got your back.
Check out the all-new 2015 Kia Optima at the Olympia Automall. We won't blame you if you don't realize it's a Kia at first. We’re used to that. But we also won't hold it against you if you fall in love with it. Don't say we didn't warn you about turning heads. If you’ve been looking for car dealerships in Puyallup, WA you found the right place. Come to the Olympia Automall our expert staff and wide selection are second to none.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 Honda CR-V – The Crossover, Made Better

2015 Honda CR-V
At Honda, we know we didn't invent the crossover SUV, we just made it better. Introducing the all-new 2015 Honda CRV.

We pulled out all the stops and cranked up the awesomeness to 11. From technology to safety and performance to comfort we left no stone unturned.

Technology – We didn't invent the backup camera, we just made it better. The multi-angle rearview camera not only allows you to see both wide and normal views, but also provides a bird’s eye view over the bumper should you need to squeeze in that extra inch or two in a parking situation. We've also included available voice technology, Bluetooth, digital music player capabilities, satellite linked navigation, access to social media, receive and send text messages safely, satellite radio, and so much more!

Safety – available safety features include
·   Honda Lane Watch where a tiny camera in the passenger-side allows you to see up to four times the normal human view displayed on the massive 7 inch HD digital display
·   Forward collision warning with automatic braking - enough said
·   Lane departure warning/Lane keeping Assist - enhanced technology that alerts you when you've crossed over the line and makes adjustments to keep you in your lane.
·   Adaptive cruise control – makes adjustments to traffic in front and behind you.
·   More airbags than you can shake a stick at

Performance - The new 2.4 L engine gives you the same 184 HP as before, but this time it's connected with a CVT (continuously variable transmission – doesn't jerk you in and out of gears) for a smoother, more efficient drive. Not to mention it has an impressive 27/34 mpg city/hwy. State-of-the-art technology allows you to save on energy and gas as well as help the environment through environmentally conscious design. Vehicle Stability Assist™ will break individual wheels and/or reduce engine power should you find yourself in unstable terrain. It also features traction control to prevent spinning wheels when you accelerate.

Comfort - From dual–automatic climate control, to heated outside mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, roof rails, available leather, and roomy interior the 2015 Honda CR-V offers an inviting environment the whole family will love. Since we spend so much time in our cars these days we figure having those "creature comforts" couldn't hurt.

Check out the all-new Honda CRV at the Olympia Automall. Our professional staff will seek to understand your needs and situation to help you find the right car or truck for your situation. When it comes to making one of the biggest decisions of your life, trust the experts with the largest selection of new and used cars Olympia has to offer!

The Olympia Automall – Washington's largest!!!