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NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

NFADA Plans Annual Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association announced that the organization will host its annual poster competition in conjunction with the 2017 Buffalo Auto Show. The Buffalo Auto Show will return Feb. 9-12, 2017, to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

The poster contest is open to all students enrolled in art classes in Western New York schools. Entries must be submitted by participating schools and must be original work. Complete details can be found on the NFADA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BuffaloAutoShow.

One Million Lives Not Forgotten ... and the 100 That Will Die Tonight

One Million Lives Not Forgotten ... and the 100 That Will Die Tonight

By Peter Gold

Entering or exiting a vehicle by opening a vehicle door and not having another driver see you in the path of traffic has resulted in an estimated one million deaths since the inception of the motor vehicle. We are all guilty of being exposed. In memory of those one million who have died and the 100 men, woman and children who will die tonight, I beg every vehicle owner and every vehicle manufacturer to apply what I have invented to help prevent the needless loss of life.

Inview Vehicle Trim: A Lifesaving Idea Whose Time Has Come

Inview Vehicle Trim: A Lifesaving Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Tom Torbjornsen

Last year I had the good fortune to meet a businessman and inventor named Peter Gold. Peter is a very interesting person, having started the highly successful Gold Glass Group in a garage in 1994. He has the unique gift of seeing a need and delivering it to the end consumer, and he also understands marketing and how to communicate. He holds over 80 patents for glass moldings that virtually eliminated hundreds of glass molding applications. Gold retired from Gold Glass Group in 2009, leaving a multimillion dollar corporation to family members.

Brilliant minds do not stop when they retire from industry, and such is the case with Gold. One day he asked himself how he could use his knowledge and business experience to save lives. The result was Inview Vehicle Trim®.

Canalside to Host Second Annual Auto & Boat Show

Canalside to Host Second Annual Auto & Boat Show

The second annual Canalside Auto & Boat Show, featuring more than 250 new cars, trucks, RVs, sailboats, powerboats and personal watercraft, will take place Aug. 5-7 at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Sponsored by Canalside, the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Anchor Marine, the event is free and open to the public.

Event hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Food and drink offerings, and entertainment, will also be featured throughout the weekend show.

KIA, Ford and GM Issue Technical Service Bulletins

KIA, Ford and GM Issue Technical Service Bulletins

By Tom Torbjornsen

Some major service bulletins have crossed my desk recently ...

KIA Technical Service Bulletin

The problem: The UVO telematics system in affected vehicles exhibit a condition where the incoming ring volume of incoming calls is too loud. Additionally, the Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition is shaky.

Vehicles affected by this service campaign:

Increase Your Vehicle’s Visibility with a Free Sample From INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM®

Increase Your Vehicle’s Visibility with a Free Sample From INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM®

INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM®, an innovative product that allows your vehicle to be easily seen at night by oncoming traffic from more than 1,000 feet away, is offering several thousand free samples to the driving public.

Applied to the vehicle’s interior door frame in just minutes, INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM® is only noticeable at night — when it’s needed — when the vehicle’s door is open. Made of the same reflective material as a stop sign, INVIEW VEHICLE TRIM® cannot be completely obstructed simply by standing in front of it, unlike a single reflector or light, and never takes away from the appearance of the vehicle.

Why Does My Automatic Transmission Act Funny?

Why Does My Automatic Transmission Act Funny?

By Tom Torbjornsen

This is a great question which we will discuss, but first let’s talk about the different ways an automatic transmission acts “funny.”

Slipping: When an automatic trans slips between gears — that is, to describe it as the engine revving up but the vehicle goes much slower than the engine seems to be racing, and then grabbing hold and back into gear, sometimes harshly.

Shuddering: This condition is when in gear while driving, it feels like you’re driving over rumble or alert strips at high speeds on a smooth highway. The whole vehicle shudders and shakes, as if having a convulsion.