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May 22, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 9

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Road Trip Getaway!

n addition to Mother's Day weekend, May also has the three-day Memorial Day weekend, which is the official start of summer travel season. Traditionally one of the most traveled weekends of the year, more than 36.1 million travelers took a vacation farther than 50 miles from their home last year, with 31.8 million of them traveling by car for a weekend road trip. Before you hit the road, make sure Mom's car is ready for the trip by following these pre-travel tips

 

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May 21, 2015

BMW Dealership Careers Event June 3rd Bergen County NJ

BMW DEALERSHIP CAREERS EVENT

The most innovative automotive brand in the world needs a dealer network that shares the same outlook and values and strives to be number one. How do they achieve this? Through the people they employ.

On June 3rd, BMW Recruiters w300x250_BMW_CAREERS_askpatty_v2ill be on-site to talk about the different roles in sales and service immediately open in the local New Jersey/New York area. Afterward, applicants will have the opportunity to interview face-to-face with the recruiters.

The BMW Dealership Careers Event is by invitation only and the seats are limited! Apply today for one of our open roles and if your background is the right fit, you will receive a phone call with a personal invitation to attend the Event!

Apply here: http://bmw.force.com/careers

 

 

 

Graduated Driver Licensing Laws Reduce Teen Car Deaths

Teen_Driver_safety-iStock_000016997442_SmallGraduated Driver Licensing laws, initiated in 1996, have successfully reduced fatal crashes among teens, but more could be done, according to new estimates by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

There are at least 10 states that could sharply lower their rate of fatal crashes among teen drivers if they adopted the five strongest provisions of graduated licensing. The map below shows how much each state could reduce the fatal crash rate for teens if it adopted the strongest policies in five GDL components. The states that would improve the most are shown in red.

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May 20, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 8

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Branded Apparel

Branded apparel from any of her favorite manufacturers is always a hit, especially when it serves a great purpose. Why not surprise mom with products from Ford's "Warriors in Pink" line of accessories? Since 2006, Warriors in Pink has offered a line of apparel and accessories, and 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of these items benefit Warriors in Pink’s charity partners.

 

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May 19, 2015

George Clooney Co-Stars with Chevrolet Volt at "Tomorrowland" Premiere

Tomorrowland_Movie-Chevrolet_VoltActor George Clooney joined a next-gen Chevrolet Volt at the recent world premiere of the Disney movie “Tomorrowland.” The film, which also stars actress Britt Robertson, opens in United States' movie theatres on May 22, 2015.

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt and EN-V concept make their big-screen debuts in the film, visible in the backdrops of scenes from the present day and Tomorrowland. Clooney stars as Frank, and Robertson plays Casey, and the pair must travel to a place somewhere in time and space only known as Tomorrowland, where their actions directly affect the world and themselves.

The screenplay, written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, is said to have been heavily influenced by Walt Disney's optimistic philosophy of innovation and utopia, such as his conceptual vision for the planned community known as EPCOT. In real life, Chevy and Disney already have a history at EPCOT; it's where Chevy sponsored the Test Track ride in Walt Disney World in Florida.

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Photos by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet

 

 

May 18, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 7

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Clothing and Accessories

What car-loving woman wouldn’t love a Harveys Seatbelt bag? Luscious colors include Razzleberry, Buttercup, Peach, and Mint, and Harvey's bags come in a variety of styles from backpacks, satchels and totes in many sizes, and crossbody and messenger bags. Their newest line is the “SLVG” line, which includes a variety of styles, all made from reclaimed safety belts and recycled textiles. Lovely but durable, all Harveys bags are handmade in the USA and come with a lifetime guarantee.

 

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May 15, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 6

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New Wiper Blades!

No gift guide would be complete without AutoTex Pink wiper blades. These high-end wiper blades not only keep Mom’s windshield clear, but also support breast cancer research. Available in black and pink, a portion of every sale goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the United States or the Breast Cancer Society for Canadian purchases. Giving Mom AutoTex Pink wiper blades is more than just a gift; it’s a selfless commitment and an investment in life-saving change.

 

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How My Mom Taught Me To Be A Safe Driver

Mom_kids_car-iStock_000051073364_SmallAs the middle child of three kids, I appreciated my mom growing up. She was always there for me; whether I needed a hug, an ear to listen to me, encouragement, or to discipline me even though I didn’t always agree with her. Although my mom didn’t have a driver’s license, she also ensured we were always safe while riding in a vehicle.

During our family vacations, my mom always ensured the car was packed properly. Even back in the day she knew the station wagon -- yes a station wagon; the one with the fake paneling on the side -- could be packed a certain way to allow for my dad to see out the rear window. Nothing was really available to fly around the seating compartment in the event of a sudden move or harsh braking to injure or distract the driver when my mom was there. There was something uncanny about my mom’s knowledge of driving, even though she never sat in the driver’s seat…not even once.

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