Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This is a shout out to the daily commuters, who have a complicated relationship with public transportation. You’re always dreaming of “Some day”, when you’ll finally get that car. Here are 6 things you’ll only understand if you don’t have a car.

The daily struggle of finding a ride to the bus station in the morning.

Grocery shopping becomes part of your workout routine. Every time someone mentions your defined biceps, you silently nod and smile. 

 You never have to worry about parking tickets, which is always a reason to celebrate, right? 

Your life revolves around public transportation.
….and of course, you have your snobby friend who frequently makes this comment.

You’re typically in a rush to catch a train, and you’ll do anything in your power to make sure you succeed.

…Or you’re late to a meeting because you missed that train.

You have mastered the public transportation world, which is a feat in itself. If you want to make “some day” happen now, head on over to Sansone Auto Mall and we will certainly help you out.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How Everyone Feels At Saint Patrick’s Day Parades

Green cars, green clothes, green beer – those are the three things you are guaranteed to see at Saint Patrick’s Day parades.  That being said, a Saint Patrick’s Day parade would be nothing without bagpipes and Irish step dancing. Here are five things everyone experiences at a Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

When you can’t help but groove to the Irish-infused tunes.

You kindly and calmly tell your friend it’s time to drink some water, only to be yelled at: “I’m fine! I don’t need a babysitter”… to which you respond:
When all of the jaw-dropping vintage cars cruise by and you can’t contain your jealousy:

When you and your friend break out dancing to the Irish Step Dancing routine:

It’s all about uniting for a common cause, right? No one can pass up an opportunity to have a celebration.

Enjoy your Saint Patrick’s Day, and enjoy your parades!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

10 Surprising Car Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

With everyone’s chatter about the future of automobiles (cue the iCar buzz), we figured it would be an appropriate time to reflect on how far the automobile industry has come. Taking a stroll — or drive — down memory lane is more interesting than you would think. Prepare to have your mind blown!
  1. The “New Car” smell is composed of over 50 volatile organic compounds. Don’t worry. It’s non-toxic. 
  2. If you could drive straight up toward the moon, it would take 6 months to get there traveling at a rate of 60 MPH.
  3. Up to 19 people can fit into a smart car. Obviously, this is not recommended. 
  4. When the car radio was introduced, some states wanted to ban it, arguing that it could distract drivers and lead to accidents.
  5. It’s a criminal offense to drive a dirty car in Russia. That’s one way to motivate you to stay organized!
  6. There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.
  7. Around the world, 90% of drivers sing at the wheel. Yes, it is a universal commonality to belt “Don’t Stop Believing”.
  8. Even though most cars could barely reach 45 MPH at the time, the first speeding ticket was issued in 1902. 
  9. The “Dashboard” was originally a piece of wood attached to the front of a horse-drawn carriage that would prevent mud from splattering on the driver as the horse galloped. 
  10. The first coin-operated parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Treat Yourself This Winter: Just a Drive Away

Just because it is excruciatingly cold this winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. Rather than staying cooped up in your house on the weekends, it’s time to take advantage of the winter getaways New Jersey has to offer. You don’t need to hop on a plane to the Caribbean to enjoy your winter. New Jersey offers a wide variety of winter getaways for every age. From ski resorts and snow tubing locations to indoor water parks and awesome lodges, all of these winter getaways are just a drive away!

Crystal Springs Resort- Hamburg, NJ 

Leave the hibernating to the bears and head to Crystal Springs Resort and  Mountain Creek before winter weather comes to an end. The activity options are endless at Crystal Springs Resort. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil spa week, a romantic getaway, or a family fun trip, Crystal Springs will not disappoint. From their heated indoor and outdoor tropical pools, to snow tubing, to skiing, to the glamorous spa offerings, there is no shortage of fun to come from a trip to Crystal Springs Resort and Mountain Creek. Think of Crystal Springs Resort as a five-star playground – for children, adults, and families alike. Also, the natural surroundings are to die for!

CoCo Key Water Resort - Mount Laurel, NJ

For those who are anti-winter weather, it’s time you head over to CoCo Key Water Resort. With this indoor water park, a family trip is completely weather-proof. Imagine 55,000 square feet of water park entertainment! Equipped with a lazy river, 4-story high slides, interactive play areas, and indoor spas, the CoCo Key Water Resort really has it all. You can make it a casual day trip, or even invest in an overnight package. This is the perfect way to relax, avoid the cold, and not even break your budget.

Fountain Spas

Who can resist a day at the spa? It’s time to put down the technology devices, and spend a day well-deserved day of relaxation and solitude. Obviously, spa days represent the essence of “Treat Yourself”. For your all-in-one spa destination, The Fountain Spa is the place for you. The Fountain Spa, located in both Ramsey and Hackensack, New Jersey, offers a wide range of spa services. Whether you are looking for a unique full body massage or an elegant manicure and pedicure, The Fountain Spa is equipped to deliver.

Campgaw Mountain – Mahwah, NJ

For those who are brave enough to venture outdoors in the arctic tundra, Campgaw Mountain is the place for you. Campgaw Mountain is New Jersey’s premiere ski, snowboarding, and tubing escape. Whether you’re a novice, or an expert, Campgaw Mountain offers types of trails for all abilities. Head over for private lessons, bring the family for a group tubing experience, or stop by with the whole company for night-time adventures.

With all of these winter getaway options, you’ll be sharing qualities with Elsa in no time:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

28 Songs To Rock Out to on Your Next Road Trip

Whether you’re venturing on an impromptu getaway, braving your morning commute or tackling a cross-country journey, we have the tunes to keep your engines going.

Here are 28 songs (one for each day in February!) to make your next road trip or commute infinitely more bearable. In fact, maybe you’ll even enjoy your next adventure on the road grooving to this infectious collection of tunes, featuring a combination of old school classics and contemporary tracks.

1)    Hold On – Alabama Shakes
2)    Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
3)    Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
4)    Valerie – Mark Ronson Featuring Amy Winehouse
5)    Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
6)    Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band
7)    Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
8)    Fitzpleasure – alt-J
9)    Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
10) 1957 – Milo Greene
11)  All Right Now – Free
12)  Raging Fire – Phillip Phillips
13) Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
14) The Wire - Haim
15)  We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
16)  Dear Marie – John Mayer
17)  Down The Road – C2C
18) Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen
19)  Float On – Modest Mouse
20)  Down and Out – The Griswolds
21)  Wait for Me – Kings of Leon
22)  Stolen Dance – Milky Chance
23) Beggin’ for Thread – Banks
24)  Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
25) Mess is Mine – Vance Joy
26) Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
27) Punching in a Dream – Naked and the Famous
28) Miracles – Coldplay

There is nothing quite like the joy of being behind the wheel with an open road ahead, especially when you’re joined by the perfect passenger: music.