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5 Things You can Learn From Your First Car

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May 2, 2013

It’s that time of the year again! College seniors all over the country are getting ready to graduate and move on to a new chapter of life. What an exciting time! It’s a time of making new friends, settling into a new job, and probably getting your very first car. Now, we may not have too much advice to offer on making new friends or finding your first job, but we sure know a lot about cars. So without further ado, we would like to share with you a few things you can learn from your first car:

Self-Reliance. Whether you’re figuring out how to change your windshield wipers, learning to check your oil, or popping out a dent, it’s all up to you now. You may have had your dad, or some other mentor to help you with these things growing up, but that’s probably not the case anymore. Think back to all the things you learned growing up and trust yourself.

Selflessness. Cars present a great opportunity to put your own interests aside and help someone else. Don’t be afraid to volunteer to drive, or even jump-start someone in need.

Budgeting. This is perhaps the best lesson your first car can teach you. Filling up your gas tank, paying for insurance, and being ready for unforeseen repairs is now something you need to plan for financially. My best advice when it comes to a budget is – be realistic.

Responsibility. Anytime you are driving a car with others on board, you have their lives in your hand. Sure, it may seem a little dramatic, but it’s true. Never forget how responsibility you have when driving someone else, and please, please, PLEASE – never text and drive.

Joy. Lastly, enjoy your first car. It truly is a joy to have the ability to drive wherever you want, whenever you want. Love it. Find a cool road. Go for a long road trip.

If you’re a recent graduate, or are about to graduate, Hassett Automotive would love to help you pick out your first car. Stop by today! Any one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales team members would love to help you out.


Introducing the All-New 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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April 30, 2013

We heard a few months ago that Subaru would be unveiling their very first hybrid vehicle sometime in 2013, but we had no idea what this new car would look like. However – now we know! All of us here at Hassett Automotive are excited to announce that Subaru has indeed unveiled their very first hybrid in the form of an XV Crosstrek! That’s right – Subaru just recently unveiled the XV Crosstrek hybrid at the New York Auto Show, and we are very excited for this awesome car to hit dealerships in the fall.

The Subaru website sums up this car up perfectly:

“XV Crosstrek Hybrid comes with LED rear lights and turn-signal indicators in the side mirrors. You also get 17-inch alloy wheels, all-season tires, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, raised roof rails, and a flexible cargo area. Simply put, it’s capability with a conscience. So wherever you go, you can feel good about how you get there.”

Oh, and did we mention that the XV Crosstrek is the most fuel efficient, lowest emission AWD hybrid crossover in America? Not too shabby! Keep checking our blog, website, and Facebook page to see when you can take one of these bad boys out for a test drive at Hassett Automotive!

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Ford Takes Passenger Comfort to the Next Level

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March 20, 2013

These days, car manufactures are always trying to make drivers more comfortable by pampering them with luxurious features such as leather wrapped steering wheels, heated seats, ambient lighting, or dual-zone climate control – and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! In fact, most new Ford vehicles have those features. But Ford has taken driver and passenger comfort to the next level in their new vehicles by only using safe materials, and adding an air filter that blocks harmful airborne particles from entering the car.

In a press release written by Ford not too long ago, they said, “Ford has begun requiring that more than 100 materials and components meet stringent standards to minimize potential allergy issues on the new Fusion and other Ford vehicles.” The materials that Ford is staying away from are things like latex, chrome, nickel, and any other material that people could be allergic too.

As for the cabin air filter, you’ll be glad Ford decided to start putting these in their new cars the next time you get behind a semi truck that is spewing black smoke. According to Ford, “Cabin air filters improve driving comfort by reducing particle concentration, improve cleanliness and protect climate control components from particle deposits. These filters also capture soot, smog and tobacco smoke.

If you’re interested in test driving a new Ford and experiencing these new features first hand, give us a call or stop by Hassett Automotive today.

The 2013 Ford Fusion is available at Hassett of Wantagh.

The 2013 Ford Fusion is available at Hassett of Wantagh.