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“Foreign Auto Service Car Repair”

Expert import auto service and repairs are closer than you think! The service center at Alan Byer Foreign Auto specializes in imported and exotic vehicles to get our customers back on the road safely and quickly. Our conveniently located dealership has extended hours and a team of trusted certified technicians ready to assist you today. Whether you need general repairs or routine maintenance, you can trust the technicians at Alan Byer Foreign Auto to keep your vehicle in excellent condition for years to come. 

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Cars.com Advice: How to Negotiate When You Buy Your First Vehicle

Used Volvos are among the safest vehicles for teen drivers. For that very reason, many young people visit Alan Byer Foreign Auto to buy their first car. While the safety of a Volvo may be comforting, the idea of talking to salespeople is enough to make anyone's skin crawl!

Negotiating over pre-owned Volvo cars in Utica doesn't have to be scary. Cars.com recently tweeted out an article with…

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Mythbusters Sinking Car Episode Saved a Woman's Life

It's a scenario nobody wants to think about, but we all have morbidly pondered at one point or another -- what happens if my car runs off the bridge, and into the river?

Years ago, the Mythbusters did an episode testing out the realities and rumors of escaping a sinking vehicle. What they found was that the doors of a submerged car, just as the myth goes, are impossible to open until the cabin fills with water. Once the pressure inside and outside the vehicle are equalized, the doors open again.

This information helped save the life of Theresa Booth…

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5 Tips for Traveling With Your Dog

Nothing beats a pre-owned Ford for travel adventures with your faithful canine companion. Staying safe and comfortable, whether you're going for a quick drive around Utica, or you're heading out of town for the weekend, is easy, when you keep the following tips in mind:

  • Reduce the mess when Fido sheds by covering the backseat with a sheet, or a special doggie hammock available in pet stores.

  • Use a crate secured in the backseats, or cargo area in an SUV or wagon. Not only will your dog be safer if an accident occurs, it reduces the risk of…
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How to Keep Your Teen Safe While Learning to Drive

Though it may seem like teenagers have no interest in what their parents have to say, studies show that parental input is valued highly when learning driving habits -- and the AAA laments that parents seem to be slacking in recent years!

To be more involved in your child's driving education, you must first be aware of the three biggest errors committed by teen drivers:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • "Tunnel vision"

Though 68 percent…

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