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Advance Features For Your Buick Car Tires Someday

car hazard lightsYour Buick Cars Dealership in Thunder Bay has been sharing new information regarding upcoming new car features that are available to some brands of new cars now, and soon will spread out to many other new cars on today’s market.  The features being discussed and highlighted here are super convenient to have and sort of uncommon at the present time.

Bridgestone is a tire manufacturer that most all people have heard of and they are at the center of some of these features we are discussing.  They are making, or attempting to offer into the market, tires that are without air.  Given that most all new and used Buick Car drivers fail to check the air pressure in their tires the way that they should, one answer is to produce a tire that does not need any.  So, this is one of our unique and interesting new Buick Car features that is on the horizon.

Another tire related advancement involves, not a tire without the need for air, but one that is easy to fill.  Edmunds recently discussed this particular upcoming feature and said the following as it pertains to tires, “While we may be a ways off from the ‘airless tire,’ some manufacturers have come up with a technology to make it easier to maintain the tires that actually do need air. The Easy-Fill Tire Alert system is a convenient alternative to the inaccurate, or sometimes nonexistent, tire pressure gauges at gas stations.”  According to your new and used Buick Car Dealer in Thunder Bay, the feature works by indicating to the driver, upon connection of an air hose to the tire, that the air has begun to flow, it indicates this by the hazards flashing on and off.  Then, when the tire reaches the right amount of pressure on your Buick Car tires, the horn will lightly go off.  Then, if the driver doesn’t disconnect as indicated, the horn will continue to warn that the tire pressure is about to exceed the max amount of psi recommended.


The Finale of Cool GMC Truck Future Features

forward thinkingWe were talking earlier about some of the latest and most interesting tech features to hit the auto scene, most of which are very scattered in their availability with several others available in the future.  We discussed, on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck dealership in Ontario, many different features that involve tires, parking, WiFi and the works.  We all like to stay online in our new and used GMC trucks and so hot spots are much appreciated and sought after and likely to be the most popular and available of all the high tech stuff we discuss here.

The tire scene brings the hopes to future GMC trucks that they might have things such as indicators when new truck tires become full or even tires that don’t require air at all.  Then, there is the auto part, or pilot parking feature that will take some time to get around, but works on the platform of autonomous driving abilities and sounds so very convenient, especially in the holiday shopping season that is upon us.

The last of the segments is about awesome new headlights that sense the raindrops and anticipate their next location, then do so and act accordingly in an amazingly short period of time.  “The camera detects the raindrops at the top of the field of view. The processor determines their future location. The projector reacts to “dis-illuminate” the particles. The entire process takes about 13 milliseconds, and could potentially speed up once the system has been fully integrated into a car.”  Many truck and new car manufacturers are already interested in these headlights, but they are reported to be still in the stage of development. Until they become available, there are already smart headlights on some other vehicles, they aren’t quite as smart, but they do exist on some new cars and trucks today.

Hotspots in Your Buick Cars?

wifi hotspotYour Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealership in Ontario Canada recently began an interesting series about researched and highlighted high tech features that have been introduced in a handful of new cars on today’s automotive market.  It is a list that is short, but super interesting and we left off going into some great detail about the automatic parking ability in a few cars on today’s market.  Another, perhaps closer to reality, feature we have already seen lately is the in-car WiFi Hotspot.

“People are used to being online all the time, whether at home or at work. The rare exception is when we get into our cars. Sure, you can pull out a smartphone to check your e-mail or Facebook, but what if you want to get some work done on your laptop or browse the Web on a larger tablet?”  There are already a couple manufacturers doing this with what they call Uconnect access.  Someday soon perhaps we can offer you new Buick Cars with this ability from your local new and used Buick Car Dealerships in Thunder Bay.

Airless tires is yet another hot commodity that we found when researching some of the latest and greatest high tech abilities in today’s new cars on the market.   The fact found is simple…people  DO NOT check the pressure in their tires enough.  Driving on underinflated tires can be dangerous and, at the very least, means our Buick Cars will cost more to run than they would if the tires were at the proper level of air.

One recent solution we found online was to nix the air all together.  “The Bridgestone Corporation announced in late 2011 that it is working on a concept airless or ‘non-pneumatic’ tire.  Instead of air, this tire would be filled with molded thermoplastic resin spokes, which would be strong enough to support the weight of the vehicle. Since the tire does not need air, it would still operate normally if it were punctured. The thermoplastic material, including the rubber on the tread of the tire, would be 100 percent recyclable, making the concept tire significantly more environmentally friendly.”