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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Oly on Ice


Let’s go ice skating! 

Oly on Ice in Downtown Olympia is now open for family fun. Oly on Ice, presented by the Olympia Auto Mall and the support of community sponsors including Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network, Propel Construction, Twin Star Credit Union, Washington Health Benefit Exchange, The Olympian, and The Ranger.

The fun lasts through January 16th, 2019. Our participating dealers include Capitol City Honda, Lincoln & Mazda of Olympia, Hanson Motors Kia Subaru, Mullinax Ford, Volkswagen of Olympia, and South Sound Trucks. We invite you to stop by one of these dealers to learn more and pick up your coupon.

We look forward to seeing you at the Olympia Auto Mall and on the Ice in downtown Olympia.


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Black Friday Sales Event at the Olympia Auto Mall


The Black Friday event at the Olympia Auto Mall starts Friday November 23. This four-day savings event includes special financing – No payments for up to 90 days.
Don’t miss this amazing car sales event at the Olympia Auto Mall.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Preparing Your Vehicle for Colder Weather

Winter months bring colder and wetter weather which presents challenges for you as wells as your vehicles. Many steps can be taken to assure you and your car or truck make it through the colder season safely.

Fluids:
  •  Coolant- It is especially important to have the correct antifreeze/water mixture to prevent fluid from freezing in your radiator. Consult your vehicle's owner's manual for information on this mixture.
  • Oil- In areas where freezing temps are common, it could be recommended to switch to a thinner viscosity oil
  •  Wiper Fluid- Often overlooked, you'll need freeze-resistant wiper fluid to keep your windshield clean and your vision clear.

Tires:

Low air pressure and worn tires are especially dangerous on wet or slick roads, as both can reduce traction. Check your owner's manual for the recommended PSI. If you've never checked tire pressure yourself, stop by an auto parts store and pick up a tire gauge. Our step-by-step guide to checking tire pressure can help you check pressure and properly inflate your tires. If you live in an area with a lot of snowfall, consider snow tires. It's a valuable investment that can increase your traction and improve your safety on the road.

Battery:

It isn't only your engine that doesn't like to start in the winter. Your battery capacity is reduced by the cold weather, too. A thorough inspection of your battery, cables, terminals, and fluid will help you make sure your car is ready for the winter.

Traveling in colder weather can require some planning too. Keeping a safety kit in your car all year is a good idea. Things like road flares, a jack, a lug wrench, and a first aid kit should be at hand no matter what. It's a good idea to update this kit with seasonal items that can keep you warm and prepared for Mother Nature's worst. Other items to consider are:
  •          Flashlight.
  •          Blanket, leather gloves, and hat.
  •          Bag of kitty litter or sand.
  •          This can help if your tires get stuck in the snow or slush.
  •         Ice scraper and brush.
  •          Small shovel.
  •          Safe and leak-proof container of coolant.
  •          Snacks.

Regular maintenance of your vehicle will help reduce the chance of a breakdown in winter. The Olympia Auto Mall is the perfect place to have your vehicle “winterized”. With 9 dealers to choose from, this is the place to come to get you and your car, truck, or RV ready for the cold. Contact our service centers today.


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Friday, October 19, 2018

2019 Forest River RV Travel Trailer


2019 Forest River RV Travel Trailer


The greatest thing about an RV trailer is being able to tow, set, and then have a vehicle to run around in. Once back to camp, the Forest River RV travel trailer is what you want to come back to.

With an amazing amount of sizes and features, you can find the right one to fit your camping requirements.

So…Get ready, set, camp! You will love your time away from home with a Forest River Salem travel trailer! Straight in from the door is the bathroom with a corner shower, toilet, and a sink. There is also a sliding door which leads from the bathroom into the front bedroom. At night come retreat to the front bedroom where you will find a queen bed, two wardrobes, and an overhead cabinet. In the combined kitchen and living area you will find a single slide out which helps to open the floor space. You can enjoy your meals at the u-dinette and if needed, you can convert this area into additional sleeping space. Outside there is a front pass through storage and a rear central trash station, plus so much more!

Plan to make plenty of memories with your family when you choose to camp in a Forest River Salem travel trailer! Along the exterior you will find features such as a full walk on one-piece Superflex roof with a 12-year warranty and a vinyl patio awning that is cold crack and mildew resistant. The kitchens are sure to draw your attention with the Dometic double door refrigerator, large dinette picture window, Beauflor one-piece plank wood linoleum flooring, plus abundant cabinet storage. In the bedrooms you will find bedside mirrored wardrobes with a shelf above, and a strut lifted storage area under the bed.

Come select your Salem travel trailer today at Awesome RV located in the easy to get to Olympia Auto Mall.  Come check it out and begin camping tomorrow!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

2019 Subaru Crosstrek



2018 was a full redesign for the Subaru Crosstrek. For 2019, three models are available. The 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, and the 2.0i Limited. All 3 models are powered by a 2.0-liter Boxer four-cylinder engine that that produces 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. There is also a plug-in hybrid model available soon.

The base model gets you standard features such as all-wheel drive, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, remote keyless entry, 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, and a six-speed manual transmission.

All trim levels feature Subaru’s full compliment of assistance technologies. They include pre-collision braking and throttle management, lane departure and sway warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. On the base model with the CVT, there is a new option package with EyeSight along with a color LCD display for the instrument cluster, overhead console shower light, and tire pressure monitoring system with individual tire pressure display.

Premium models feature include a retractable cargo cover, cargo tray, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, heated front seats and exterior mirrors, and dual rear USB ports. The Premium model also receives an updated 6.5-inch multimedia system that now has a single-disc CD player, SiriusXM All Access Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link, and the latest Subaru Safety and Security services. EyeSight is available on a few option packages, bringing along the LCD color display and individual tire pressure displays.

The top of the line-up is the Limited model. It comes with X-Mode with Hill Descent Control, an 8-inch infotainment system that adds voice activated controls, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging, 18-inch alloy wheels in black with machine finish, keyless access, push-button start, and six-way power driver seat. Along with EyeSight, the model now comes standard with reverse automatic braking and high beam assist, as well as steering responsive headlights and blind spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert.

Come check out all the features of this amazing crossover…The Crosstrek, now available at Hanson Motors Subaru. Conveniently located in the Olympia Auto Mall. Come by and schedule a test drive soon.


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Monday, October 8, 2018

2019 VW Jetta


For more than 40 years the Volkswagen Jetta has been the choice for a sophisticated and fun to drive sedan. The 2019 Jetta is no exception. This seventh generation Jetta has more room, comfort, technology, and value than previous years.

The Jetta is now based on Volkswagen’s current scalable architecture that underpins many of the brand's models, from the Golf to the Atlas three-row SUV, which helps VW reduce costs through shared development and production. Consumers will see a drop for the base model price and a list of features that has expanded compared with the outgoing Jetta.

The 2019 Jetta features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with plenty of power coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There is a six-speed manual transmission option for those seeking a sportier drive. Even with the performance gains, the Jetta achieves a combined 34mpgs.

A comfortable ride is achieved by a compliant suspension system that absorbs bumps and imperfections in the road to perfection. This makes for a quiet ride while maintaining a sporty feel.

Interior features like automatic climate control, front heated seats, sunroof, and the soft-touch upper dash gives the Jetta an interior ambience edge over most of its competitors.

There are plenty of storage places, including a bin under the nicely padded armrest that can accommodate an iPad mini, as well as generous pockets built into the doors for water bottles, umbrellas, and whatnot. All Jettas will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility standard.

We suggest making the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and taking a test drive in the 2019 Jetta. The friendly staff at Volkswagen of Olympia will be happy to answer all your questions and get you behind the wheel of this proven sedan. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Friday, September 28, 2018

2019 Mazda CX9


With four trim levels to choose from, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is an SUV that has something for anyone looking for a vehicle in this highly competitive market segment.

The Sport model may be the least expensive of the range, but it is rather well-equipped. As standard comes 18-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch display screen with revised Commander control knob, LED headlights and tail lights, one-touch power windows, rear privacy glass, three-zone climate control, Bluetooth, keyless entry, and push-button start. It even gets automatic emergency braking and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

The optional Sport Package adds a power driver’s seat, heated front seats and side mirrors, automatic headlights, Lane-Keep Assist, Lane-Departure Warning, radar cruise control, and rain-sensing wipers.

Higher up the line is the Touring model, which features pretty much everything you get with the Sport model coupled with the Sport package and then some. The listed extras include a power liftgate, leather upholstery, eight-inch infotainment screen, two second-row USB ports (each 2.1 amps), HomeLink, and Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection. The highlight for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring however, is the factory-installed Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which will help serve as your smartphone-mirroring functions. You also get a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Grand Touring model features a seven-inch TFT reconfigurable gauge cluster display, ventilated front seats, new power mirrors, and a new 360° View Monitor, and much more.

Mazda Signature model is the top of the line CX-9. With this version you get new rear badging, LED grille lighting and some nice interior luxury features like Auburn Nappa leather, a hand-stitched and leather-wrapped “chidori” steering wheel and new Santos rosewood interior trim.

Two engine packages are available, and you can even get all-wheel drive for added safety and traction.

Check out all the performance, luxury, safety, and technology features the 2019 Mazda CX-9 has to offer at the Olympia Auto Mall. The good folks at Mazda of Olympia will be happy to answer any questions you have and arrange a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

2019 Lincoln MKC Select


2019 Lincoln MKC Select



When you combine its excellent standard features, the 2019 Lincoln MKC Select delivers great value for the price. If want the MKC at its best, you'll want to get the Reserve version. It comes with many desirable extras such as a panoramic sunroof and a hands-free liftgate. It also gives you the option for the upgraded engine. Go with all-wheel drive option to get the adaptive suspension, which helps improve both the MKC's ride quality and handling.

For 2019, new features like a newly designed grille that matches the ones on other Lincoln models and brings some continuity to the brand and gives the Select a classier look. Thanks to its quiet interior, the MKC is a comfortable place for long drives with plentiful features and composed ride. The Sync 3 infotainment system, which is easy to use and includes robust smartphone integration systems.

The 2019 Lincoln MKC features four available trim levels. The base trim offers competitive technology features, while the Select trim adds more convenience features. The Reserve and Black Label increase the luxury through additional standard features and exclusive interior designs.

The base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional and comes bundled with adaptive suspension dampers. Also optional for the Reserve and the Black Label is a more powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 285 hp 305 lb-ft of torque.

Once inside, cool technology features include the Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, Lincoln Connect with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot, two USB ports, and a nine-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

We suggest a trip to the Olympia Auto Mall and see all the new SUVs we have to offer, especially the 2019 Lincoln MKC Select. The helpful staff at Lincoln of Olympia would be happy to schedule a test drive and get you behind the wheel of this truly luxurious vehicle.



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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2019 Kia Sorento – Highest Ranked Midsize SUV



With awards for quality and safety, the Kia Sorento has made its mark. The 2019 model is sure to continue this winning streak.
The 2019 Kia Sorento has these impressive features to welcome you to the family of happy Kia owners:


Lane Keeping Assist
Wireless charging
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 or 3.3-liter DOHC 24-valve V6
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
Electronically controlled 6 or 8-speed Automatic Transmission
Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
3 row, 7 passenger seating
Front Wheel Drive or Dynamix™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Torque Vectoring Cornering            Control (TVCC)
Locking Center Differential
Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators
Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
Smart Power Liftgate
Solar Control Glass
Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass
Automatic Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
UVO eServices w/ Voice-Command Navigation System, 8" Color Touch-Screen Display,                    SiriusXM® Traffic and HD Radio™
Android Auto™
Apple CarPlay™
6 speakers or upgrade to Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Surround Sound Audio w/ Clari-              Fi™, External Amplifier & Subwoofer

And much more. Have we welcomed you yet? We certainly hope so. In fact, we invite you to test drive this amazing mid-size SUV. The personal welcome this vehicle offers is sure to convince you. Visit us at the Olympia Auto Mall, Hanson Motors Kia, and take the 2019 Kia Sorento out for a spin!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2019 Ford F-250 Pick-up Truck


As it has been for many years, the Ford F Series truck remains the top selling pick-up truck in the country. After a complete re-design in 2017, Ford has added many new options to keep the series fresh for 2019. This series is a staff favorite at Consumer Reports for good reason.

With an all-aluminum alloy body and a frame consisting of mostly steel, the 2019 F-250 remains strong and lighter weight than previous years.  The F-250 boasts four best in class ratings including: GCWR (gross combination weight rating), best in class payload, best in class conventional towing, and best in class gooseneck towing.

Two engine packages are available in the 2019 version of the F-250. The first is a gas powered 6.6L flex fuel V8. This engine produces 430lb-ft of torque. Couple this with a Ford TorqShift G 6-speed transmission, and you will not want for towing or hauling capabilities. The next power option comes in the form of a 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel. This engine produces another best in class output with 450hp and an amazing 935lb-ft of torque. You can literally pull the world with this truck. Ford also offers their FX4 off-road package for added traction.

Power is not all a modern truck needs to be. Comfort, technology, and the most modern safety features can be found in the F-250. Here are just a few of the creature comforts this truck has to offer:
  •         Rear View Camera - Tailgate Mounted
  •        Steering Wheel - Audio Controls
  •        Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  •        Trailer Reverse Guidance
  •        BLIS® (Blind Spot Monitoring System)  Cross-Traffic Alert & Trailer Tow
  •        Rearview Mirror - Electrochromic Self Dimming


A variety of seating configurations are available in a variety of materials with optional 8-way lumbar support. Front heated seats are a nice added touch as well.

Premium sound systems and navigation are 2 very popular features not found on trucks that long ago. Once inside the F-250, the feel is more like a luxury car than a powerful truck.

When you combine all the power, technology, and comfort options Ford has offered up with the 2019 F-250, the choices are vast. The best way to experience all it has to offer is to make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and get behind the wheel to take a test drive. The good folks at Mullinax Ford will be happy to help you choose the best version for your towing, hauling, and driving requirements. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

2019 Winnebago Intent

The all-new Winnebago® Intent™ is a re-imagined Class A motorhome that gives you the lifestyle you have been longing for at a price that meets your budget. From the moment you step inside, you’ll realize the Intent is different. Narrow corner pillars in the cab offer incredible views and enhance safety, thanks to better visibility while driving. Complete with an abundance of storage space and an attractive dining and lounge area, the Intent is available in four fresh floorplans. Step outside and enjoy the well-appointed Tailgate Package under an easy-to-use powered patio awning. Refill or exchange LP cylinders without driving the motorhome to a filling station. 

The Intent is available in four lengths, 26’, 29’, 30’ and 31’ versions. Built on a Ford F53 chassis and powered by a 3-valve Triton® V10 engine SEFI, TorqShift™ 6-speed automatic transmission w/tow/haul, 175-amp. Alternator the Intent has enough space and power to satisfy any RV buyer. Other chassis features include:
  •         Hydraulic brakes with ABS
  •          Trailer Hitch6 5,000-lb. drawbar/500-lb. maximum vertical tongue weight
  •          7-pin connector
  •          Stainless steel wheel liners
  •          Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks
  •          Rear valve stem extensions

Once inside the Intent, a massive list of amenities and creature comforts can be found.

Check these out:

  •          Pivoting Radio/Rearview Monitor System 6.2" WVGA color touch screen, iPod®/iPhone® compatibility, rear color camera, Bluetooth®
  •          Cab seats w/two-position armrests, fixed lumbar support, and multi-adjustable slide/recline/swivel
  •          3-point seat belts
  •          Chassis/house battery radio power switch
  •         Power steering w/tilt wheel
  •          Power mirrors w/defrost
  •          Powered MCD blackout front shade
  •          Dash workstation w/USB and 12-volt power supply
  •          Motor cover
  •         Instrument panel w/rotating radio display
  •          Removable pedestal table
  •          Dual-mode heater/air conditioning
  •          Sideview video camera system

More goodies like an optional 39” HDTV, satellite ready, pleated blinds, and LED lighting make the Intent truly a world class RV.

The Olympia Auto Mall and Awesome RV welcome you to step inside the Winnebago Intent to see these and all the other features this Class A coach has to offer. See you and your traveling friends soon.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

2019 Honda Fit


For 2019, Honda presents its newest hatchback…The 2019 Fit. With four models in the line-up, LX, the Sport, the EX, and the EX-L, there is an option for everyone’s requirements, driving needs, and lifestyle.
The LX model has standard features like:



  • Multi angle rear view mirror
  • Six-speed Manual transmission
  • 2nd row “Magic Seat”
  • Available Honda Sensing

With the Sport model you get all that plus:
  • Front, side, and rear underbody spoilers
  • 16” allow wheels
  • 7” audio display
  • Optional paddle shifters

The EX adds to that with:
  • Honda Sensing
  • One touch power moonroof
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto

When you chose the EX-L model you will get:
  • CVT (continuously variable transmission)
  • Leather trimmed interior
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation

All models feature the latest in safety measures and a fit and finish usually associated with more expensive vehicles. If you are in the market for a convenient, fun to drive hatchback, the 2019 Fit has all the features and options to “Fit” your driving needs and requirements.
Make the short trip to Capital City Honda in the Olympia Auto Mall and see why the 2019 Honda Fit earned Car and Drivers Editors Choice Award. We can set up a test drive to get you behind the wheel to see why it is earning awards and praise in a very competitive hatchback market.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Used Trucks at The Olympia Auto Mall











When you find yourself in the market for a used truck, consider the Olympia Auto Mall. You can save time driving all around town by searching for your used truck in one convenient location.

Trucks have evolved from a work only vehicle to well appointed “family vehicles” that feature 4 doors and comfortable seating for up to six.

There are many factors that enter the decision-making process when deciding which type of truck is right for your requirements and lifestyle. Ask yourself questions like:

  1. Will I be towing a trailer?
  2. How much hauling capacity will I need?
  3. Is fuel mileage a concern?
  4. Do I need 4-wheel drive?
  5. Two doors or four?
  6. Gas or diesel?
  7. How long do I plan on keeping this truck?
  8. What was the truck I’m looking at previously used for?

Considering all these questions can help narrow your search and make sure you choose just the right truck that will satisfy all your requirements.


The Olympia Auto Mall is proud to have 9 dealers including South Sound Trucks that would be happy to find the right used truck for you regardless if it going to be used to haul construction materials and towing equipment to toting the family on a camping trip. Save yourself time and money by making the short drive and seeing all the used trucks we have to offer in one great location.


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Friday, August 10, 2018

2019 Subaru Ascent


Subaru has made a return to the 3-row seat SUV market by introducing the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent. The Ascent offers a simple, functional, and practical approach that is well suited for families looking for convenience in a well-appointed vehicle.

In a market dominated by 6-cylinder engines, the Ascent offers an amply powered 260-hp, 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a continuously variable transmission. The Ascent Base and Premium are EPA-rated at 23 mpg overall, and the more lavishly equipped, heavier Limited and Touring are rated at 22 mpg overall.

The Base model can tow 2,000 pounds, and the other trim levels can pull up to 5,000 pounds.

Typical for a Subaru, the Ascent is all-wheel drive, and offers enough ground clearance to head out for some minor off-roading excursions. Assisting when off-road is hill-descent mode which helps downhill control, and X-Mode to boost traction.

Once inside the Ascent, you will see nicely appointed trim and styling. The Ascent Base comes with a second-row bench seat, but all other trims offer a no-cost choice of bench or captain’s chairs. There’s plenty of legroom. The controls for adjusting rear climate settings are simple and convenient. There are USB ports for plugging in chargers, and even a 110-volt outlet. A panoramic moonroof is available on the Premium and Limited, and it comes standard on the Touring.

The foldaway third row is slightly elevated, creating theater-style seating. Third-row space is limited (common to the segment), but it can be useful for tweens and teens in a pinch. Passengers will find that the grab handles mounted on top of the second-row captain’s chairs make getting out of the third row easier.


Safety


The Ascent is loaded with many modern safety features like:

  • Forward-collision warning
  •  Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking

Technology


Combined with the performance and safety features, is some very cool technology. WiFi that can support up to eight devices can keep all your passengers happy on long trips. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are 2 more cool options that allow you to play all your favorite music. A navigation system that features over the air updates to make sure your maps are always current.

We invite you to the Olympia Auto Mall to test drive the newest offering from Subaru…The 2019 Ascent is the largest SUV (larger than the Toyota Highlander) the manufacturer has produced and is a winner right out of the gate. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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