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.