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Winter Driving FAQs for Minnesota Newbies

Posted by Poquet Auto on Nov 6, 2019 10:14:25 AM

Whether it’s blizzards, whiteouts, sub-zero temperatures, black ice, or freezing rain -- Minnesota has it all. To survive the extremes, Minnesotans have to be both tough and smart. Regardless if you are driving to work or running quick errands, road conditions during the winter months are never predictable.

The Difference Between All-Wheel Drive (AWD) & 4-Wheel Drive (4WD)

Posted by Poquet Auto on Apr 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Have you heard of the term “drivetrain?” Maybe not, but you’re likely familiar with it even if you don’t realize it. Drivetrain is the group of components that deliver power to a vehicle’s axles and wheels. There are four types of drivetrain: all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), front-wheel drive (FWD), and rear-wheel drive (RWD).

4 Ways To Identify Abnormal Tire Wear

Posted by Poquet Auto on Mar 7, 2019 3:07:00 PM

Where rubber meets the road.

Tires are what separates you and your vehicle from the cold, hard, and dangerous surface of Minnesota’s roadways.

Have you ever walked out to your vehicle and spotted a dreaded flat? Minnesota roads cause all sorts of wear and tear to your car's tires which can lead to flat tires.

So, how do you spot abnormal tire wear before you’re stranded somewhere? With a trained eye, you can tell if something is wrong simply by looking at the wear patterns on your tires.

No matter the season in Minnesota, understanding your car’s tire wear patterns will help keep you on the roads.

Luxury Cars vs. Mainstream Cars: What You Need to Know

Posted by Poquet Auto on Jan 24, 2019 10:09:00 AM

With 35 car brands in the United States and even more vehicles imported from all over the globe, the every day auto buyer has multiple choices when it comes to luxury and mainstream vehicles.

While most of these brands manufacture production cars, the differences between luxury and mainstream might not be clearly defined for someone who is in the market for a new vehicle. If there are luxury counterparts in the mainstream auto-world, what separates premium from standard everyday options, and how does a car buyer tell the difference?

Popular Tech Options (and Why You Still have to Drive the Car)

Posted by Poquet Auto on Oct 24, 2017 9:16:07 AM

It’s an exciting time to buy a car. Vehicles are faster and more powerful than ever.

They’re also keeping pace with innovations in the tech industry. At Poquet Auto, we often have customers who come in looking for special tech features on their vehicles. Here are a few of our favorite innovations.

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