Friday, June 29, 2012

When your air conditioner breaks down, repairs can be expensive.

During the dog days of summer, chances are you run your air conditioning constantly.  
No matter what the weather is like out there, always run your air conditioner for at least a few minutes each month. Running the air conditioner on a regular basis helps keep the system lubricated and all the parts working properly.  Run the air conditioner to clear fog off the windows, you will be ensuring that your system runs right when you need it the most.
The most common cause of system failure is a lack of refrigerant.  A proactive approach saves you time and money in the long run.  Every time you have your oil changed or any other scheduled maintenance, check all fluid levels, including your air conditioning refrigerant.  
  • When the systems begins blowing just air, there is a good chance your refrigerant level is low.  A simple recharge of the air conditioning system will chill the car right quick.
  • A lack of air flow indicates that one or more cooling fans may have failed.  Replacing a defective fan in most cases should restore your cooling system.

Schedule a complete air system checkup.
Audia Chevrolet will check and adjust your entire system's operation, including belts, lines, compressor, condenser, temperature gauge, pressure and perform a leak test to keep you cool all summer.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Audia Chevrolet supports local youth baseball leagues.

For generations, Chevrolet and baseball have been woven through the fabric of American life.  Chevrolet is restoring youth baseball fields through Diamonds & Dreams all across our great country. 
At Chevrolet we are about building the next generation of memories for baseball fans and players alike.

 Giving Back Begins at Home Plate

Enter for the chance to win field makeovers in your community now! 


The program provides assistance to 1,737 leagues across the country and will contribute over $2 million in equipment.
Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P.  All rights reserved.  NO PURCHASE OR MOBILE PHONE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Ends 7/22/12. 
Open to legal resident of the 50 U.S. & DC, 18+. Void where prohibited. Click here for Official Rules.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fuel Conservation for Sizable Savings

No matter if gas prices are on the rise or are temporarily falling, tips to help save money at the pump are always welcome- especially if the ideas are practically effortless. 
Implement these simple strategies and you will be filling your tank less frequently, saving your hard-earned money in return, and reducing your carbon footprint to boot!
Every time you get behind the wheel:
  • Maintain a steady speed at the designated limit-driving 55 instead of 60mph can reduce fuel consumption by nearly 10%.
  • Accelerate slowly on gravel or slippery roads to prevent wasted gas from slippage as well as extra-wear on your tires.
  • Drive steadily-unnecessary steering wheel movements cause fuel-burning tire drag.
  • Refrain from using the air conditioning at lower speeds.
  • Avoid unnecessary braking-use rolling resistance to lessen brake-wear and gas consumption.
  • Turn the vehicle off at red lights, idling quite simply wastes gas.
  • Avoid "jack rabbit" starts which, not only increase fuel usage, they are hard on tires.
Service your vehicle regularly! It may cost a little extra in the short-term, but you'll save on gas and extend the life of your vehicle in the long-run. 
Keep in mind that: 
A poorly tuned engine can increase fuel consumption by up to 50%. 
Under-inflated tires can increase gas usage by 10% . 
Changing spark plugs regularly can substantially save on fuel . 
Balanced, aligned and
properly inflated tires make for a smoother ride, thereby enhancing gas preservation.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Chevrolet Cruze keeps you safe and sound during extreme weather conditions.

General Motors engineers test, test, test  to ensure the Chevrolet Cruze stands up to dusty back roads or torrential downpours. 

Check out the video to see how Cruze holds up to extreme weather conditions keeping passengers safe and dry. 


The Chevrolet Cruze gets greater fuel efficiency: 38 mpg highway/26 mpg city with the 1.4-liter turbo and 6-speed automatic transmission.
New, exciting exterior colors are available: Autumn Metallic, Blue Topaz Metallic, Blue Granite Metallic and Victory Red (with RS appearance package only). 

Several new features are offered as standard, such as 16-inch 5-spoke machined-face alloy wheels on the 1LT trim, and 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels with 4-wheel disc brakes on the 2LT trim.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Price cut for GM's 2013 Chevrolet Volt, think again.

GM announces that there will be neither a price cut nor a price increase for the new 2013 Chevrolet Volt.  
  • The 2013 Chevrolet Volt will be priced at $39,995, including an $850 destination charge.
  • The 2013 Chevrolet Volt gets two new optional safety features, a new exterior color and standard Hold Mode.
  • The 2013 Volt goes on sale in August.

Chevrolet Volt outlasts the Prius. 

Chevrolet's 2013 Volt goes father in EV mode than the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.  Toyota's Prius Plug-in Hybrid has a 15-mile electric range, Chevrolet's 2013 Volt has a 38-mile electric range.   

Chevrolet's 2013 Volt will get two new safety features: 
  1. forward collision alert 
  2. and lane-departure warning.  
The new safety features are all part of the Enhanced Safety package, along with front park assist.
NO Price Increase.  

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt will also feature a new power gauge in the driver information center that shows where the power is coming from in extended-range mode. The gauge will show how much power is coming from the battery and how much is coming from the engine.

GM's 2013 Volt also gets an optional rear-seat armrest and a new exterior color, Silver Topaz Metallic. New interior color choices include a Pebble beige premium cloth interior or Pebble beige leather interior.

Source: Edmunds Inside Line ( 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lustgarten Foundation To Host The Dutchess County Cure Pancreatic Cancer Golf Outing


In conjunction with the Lustgarten Foundation, pancreatic cancer survivor Bob Huzar is hosting the Dutchess County Cure Pancreatic Cancer Golf Outing.  The event is scheduled for Monday June 25, 2012 at the McCann Golf Course in Poughkeepsie, NY. All proceeds go to benefit the important research and treatments developed of the Lustgarten Foundation.

The odds of surviving pancreatic cancer is just 6%, it is the most lethal cancer. For now the only treatment for this disease is surgery. There is no test to identify this deadly disease.  Early detection saves lives! Once diagnosed with this cancer, the chances for survival are remote. 

The Lustgarten Foundation is working on identifying a gene which could identify certain markers by a simple blood test, thus leading to any early detection.

The Dutchess County cure pancreatic cancer charity golf outings purpose is to raise resources and awareness about pancreatic cancer, the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  

Dutchess County Cancer Golf Outing1 Lustgarten Foundation To Host The Dutchess County Cure Pancreatic Cancer Golf Outing
Register at

McCann Memorial Golf Course
55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Start Time: 8:00am arrival and check in.
Fee: $150.00 (green fees, cart, lunch and dinner from Christo’s)

Bob Huzar is a pancreatic cancer survivor.  After coming home from a vacation in Mexico, Bob started experiencing abdominal pains and loss of appetite.  He thought it would go away, but after 6 weeks Bob finally went to see his doctor.  A mass was found on his pancreas, after further testing and several surgeries Bob’s cancer was caught at an early stage.  Hudson Valley native Bob Huzar is hosting this charity golf outing to raise awareness and desperately needed funds to help find a cure. 

Please join Bob by supporting the Lustgarten Foundation, with your support, we will find a cure.

To register for the golf outing, or if you have any questions contact:
Robert & Diane Huzar
250 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
(Bob) 845-519-9622
(Diane) 845-519-9623

About the Lustgarten Foundation
The Lustgarten Foundation’s mission is to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.  Cablevision began supporting this fight in 1998 helping establish the foundation after executive Marc Lustgarten passed away from this deadly disease.   Cablevision underwrites the administrative costs to ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the cure.
For details contact Susanne Igneri 516-803-2339 /

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