Multitasking Behind the Wheel

Multitasking Behind the Wheel - eCarOne Carrollton

Many people think they are great at multitasking.  Multitasking behind the wheel isn’t a great idea though.  Video gamers typically take pride in the fact that they can play a video game, while watching a TV show, and snacking all at the same time.  A study was done by Duke University and it showed that gamers are just as bad at multitasking behind the wheel as anyone else.  Point being that no one should do anything extra when driving. 

Stephen Mitroff, a researcher of the survey and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences says, “It doesn’t matter how much you’ve trained your brain, we just aren’t set up to do this.”  Through different testing it was shown that when doing multiple tasks all participants had a decline in performance. 

“Many people have this overconfidence in how well they can multi-task, and our study shows that this particularly is the case when they combine two visual tasks,” said, Zheng Wang, the lead author of the study. “People’s perception about how well they’re doing doesn’t match up with how they actually perform.”

Where do you fall in this category?  Do you consider your self ‘a great behind the wheel multitasker’?  Or do you choose to focus on the road?  Typically our cars are filled with precious cargo, human lives.  Is it really worth hurting yourself or someone else to get a text message sent out?  We think it can wait.

eCarone, in Carrollton, knows the importance of life and wants the road to be a safe place.  Visit our luxury used car dealership today to get a vehicle you can feel safe in.  We have many options including all used Acura, used BMW, and other reliable makes you can count on. 

The Cadillac CTS

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The 2012 CTS Coupe is the ultimate expression of Cadillac’s commitment to performance driving and dramatic design with its sculpted shape and concealed, auto-touch door handles that accentuate the Coupe’s clean lines.

CTS-V Coupe

The 2012 CTS-V Coupe is the complete package—a stunning, high-performance sport coupe with overt styling and extraordinary capability on the road.

CTS Sport Sedan

The award-winning 2012 CTS Sport Sedan blends stunning design, driving dynamics and technology in a way that satisfies enthusiasts and luxury-seekers alike.

CTS-V Sedan

The 556 horsepower CTS-V Sedan. It’s the world’s fastest production sedan with 0–60 in a blistering 3.9 seconds.

CTS Sport Wagon

The 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon applies the sleek shape and performance handling of the CTS Sedan to a sport wagon.

CTS-V Wagon

This audacious wagon is pure V, with all the necessary credentials in place that make a V a world-class performer.

The Cadillac CTS is in a class of its own.  Cadillac has created a CTS for everyone.  With six options of the Cadillac CTS you are sure to find a Cadillac CTS that meets your needs.  eCarOne in Carrollton, carries used Cadillac CTS vehicles at great prices.  We consider ourselves a luxury used car dealership that can offer you vehicles that are practically like new.  We also have other great servicesto offer like extended warranty protection, test driving tips, and more

Trending Car Colors

If you ask a new car buyer what type of car they are looking for, most of the time they know the color they prefer.  The color of the car can say a lot about the personality of the driver.  Just like the fashion industry, the car colors and trends are always updating and changing.  Below are some of the colors and trends you will see on car lots soon.

 

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Color: Dozer Clear Coat

Car: Jeep Wrangler

This Wrangler exclusively caters to younger buyers — this is an eye-catching shade made to draw attention.

 

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Color: Peridot Green Metallic
Car: Porsche Cayman R

Peridot Green pulls two trends into one: in-your-face color and deep layers of metallic flakes. It may be the most cutting-edge color on the list, perfectly placed on a car made to carve corners. Peridot green is available only on the limited-production Cayman R — maybe the only car in production that can pull it off.

 

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Color: Grabber Blue
Car: Ford Mustang Boss 302

Another emerging trend in the car-color market is the comeback of pastels. From the soft yellows on Volkswagen’s new Beetles to Ford’s shade of drier blue on the Boss 302, pastels are back. The intense color and aggressive underpinnings conspire to make this blue Boss an instant classic.

 

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Color: Starfire Pearl
Car: Lexus LX 570

Pearl white is really strong with our luxury buyers, and most of those pearl three-stage colors came from our friends over at Audi in the mid ’70s. True to its name, the starfire pearl is a dazzling white pearl draped over the LX’s svelte body lines.

 

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Color: Ultimate Black Metallic
Car: Jaguar XF Series

Older people actually tend to stay away from black, because they can be high-maintenance and trap heat. But Jaguar’s Ultimate Black Metallic is a color that changes from deep blue to midnight to black depending on the time of day, rewarding while reinforcing the XF’s muscular physique.

Visit your local eCarOne dealership in Carrollton, Texas and find a luxury used vehicle in the color that best expresses you and your family. 

5 Cars: Small Size, Big Luxury

In the past, in order to get a luxury car you had to go big.  Because of increasing gas prices and environmental concerns, the definition of a luxury car has shifted.  Below are some lavishly small vehicles that provide style, luxury, performance, and comfort at very reasonable prices. 

2014 Chevrolet Impala

The new Chevrolet Impala will go on sale in early 2013 and looks to be a huge step up from the existing model. Its attractive styling, added high-tech features such as the available MyLink infotainment system, and more sophisticated chassis push it into premium-car territory.

2012 Dodge Charger

Since taking over Chrysler, Italian automaker Fiat has made moves to improve the look and feel of every Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicle.

2013 Ford Taurus

Not content to rest on its laurels after completing a major overhaul of the Taurus in 2010, Ford has quickly followed up with improvements for 2013, tweaking its look and adding a new turbocharged 240-horsepower 4-cylinder engine.

2012 Hyundai Azera

No automaker packs more value into its cars than Hyundai, and the Azera just might be the value king. It’s not cheap, but it offers style, comfort and performance that rival cars costing tens of thousands of dollars more.

2013 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon was made specifically to compete against full-size American sedans. It brings Lexus levels of refinement and quality unmatched by competitors.

eCarOne in Carrollton, Texas carries these great used vehicles and more at great prices.  Our luxury used car dealership has been tailored to meet the needs of our customers.  Visit us at eCarOne and get behind the wheel of a used vehicle that can provide you luxury and class while keeping money in your pocket. 

The Volvo C70

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There’s more than an open car here. There’s the taste of the sea that says you’re on vacation. There’s the sight of the peak that makes you push on. There’s the sound of a laugh that makes you laugh. There’s the incomplete sentence that’s completely understood. There’s the wind using the clouds to keep the stars shiny. There’s the look of love. There’s the scent of fantasy. There’s the slap of reality. There are five senses that trigger emotions. There are emotions that inform rationality. There’s a sixth sense that knows this already. There’s common sense, of course. And there’s a Volvo C70. That’s why you drive one.

The marriage of form and function the C70 blends the safety & comfort you’ve come to expect from Volvo, with the beauty & harmony of Pininfarina style.  Experience the style of a convertible and the sportiness of a coupe.

Two cars in one for the exhilaration of driving under an open sky life is too short to accept compromise, so we decided to make two cars in one.  The c70’s retractable hardtop only takes 30 seconds to present you with a brand new car.

Enjoy the open road with friends through innovative Volvo design, the C70 fits four passengers comfortably.  So whether they like the wind in their hair, or prefer to avoid the elements, you and your friends can ride in style.

Great music, even with the top down the ultimate sound system, the C70 comes with 12 loudspeakers, a 900 watt digital amplifier, and iPod of USB connectivity – enjoy your music as much as you enjoy the road.

Safety reinvented the C70 takes safety to a new level of intelligence.  It can alert you if you are being over-taken while shifting lanes, stabilize itself and even handle incoming calls for you with Bluetooth.

eCarOne in Carrollton, Texas is a luxury used car dealership that proudly carries the used Volvo C70vehicle that is right for you.  Our dealership is unlike any other – we want you to feel at home at our dealership and we do not pressure sell our vehicles, we work alongside you as you browse and choose the vehicle that you want and deserve.  The time is now to get to our dealership and test drive aused Volvo C70.  We hope to see you soon.

Cars.com 2012 $25K Compact SUV Shootout

Compact SUV’s have become more popular in the last year.  Because of their great gas mileage and spacious interior these vehicles are great for many types of drivers.  We have done 3 days of testing. Cars.com took the cars on over 200 mile drives to see how its everyday driving went.  They also got the feedback from a family that is currently shopping for a vehicle and heard what they had to say about their experience in each car.  The following vehicles were tested: the Chevrolet Equinox, the Ford Escape, the Honda CRV, the Hyundai Tucson, the Kia Sportage, and the Mazda CX-5.  In the video below you can see the top 3 contesters and learn what they have to offer. 

 

 

eCarOne in Carrollton, Texas is a luxury used car dealership that has these great vehicles to offer.  All of our cars are well maintained and fairly priced.  Come out today and experience the unique car buying process that we offer at eCarOne

Kelley BlueBook for iPhone

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When you’re in the market to buy or sell your car, the trusted place for values and information on every car model is the Kelley Blue Book. This app will tell you how much your car is worth, or you can research the new or used car price for your next car. This app provides consumer reviews, KBB expert reviews, as well as detailed maps and directions to local dealerships.

This is a free, interactive car app that can help you to simplify your car buying process.  No longer do you have to research from home and print off Kelley Blue Book documents – you can get all your information on the go.  You can be on the eCarOne lot and look up the value of vehicles in the palm of your hand! 

Features
• Search new car prices and used car values
• Read expert and consumer car reviews
• Browse car photos and videos
• Compare multiple cars side-by-side
• Find car dealers in your area (by zip code)
• Request a car quote from local dealers
• Access our Twitter feed directly from your smartphone

Come out to our dealership in Carrollton, Texas and let us show you how to use your Kelley BlueBook app.  Here at eCarOne we have CARFAX history reports for each vehicle on our lot.  Combining those with the Kelley Blue Book app you will have the tools you need to make the decision need for your next vehicle.

The Toyota Sienna

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Daddy like. Mommy like. One look at the wider stance of the all-new Sienna says it all: This is a vehicle designed to turn corners — and turn heads. It’s been totally redesigned to redefine what driving a minivan says about you. Along with its more spacious interior, powerful yet efficient engines and enough technology to impress a rocket scientist, Sienna offers something most minivans don’t: a responsive driving feel wrapped in a sleek shape. And Toyota Sienna is assembled in America, with among the highest levels of North American content in the segment.

ECO DRIVING INDICATOR

The power and torque of the two available engines will invite spirited driving. To help you drive in an economically responsible manner, there’s an Eco Driving Indicator on the instrument meter and on the available Multi-Information Display. It shows you when your right foot is getting the upper hand, so you can back off a bit to achieve better fuel economy.

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With refined aerodynamics, engine efficiency optimized by dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission, Sienna has the best combined mpg ratings of any 7- or 8-passenger van.

SECOND-ROW TIP-UP AND LONG SLIDE

To create a huge, easily accessible cargo area in the middle section of Sienna, the seat cushions of the second row tip up, allowing the entire row to slide farther forward for cargo or rear passenger comfort.

STOWABLE CENTER PASSENGER SEAT

The middle seat in the second row is designed for maximum versatility. Fold it upright, and it’s a comfortable, well- cushioned seat. Or remove it and store it in the cargo area storage compartment for a passageway to the third row.

STORAGE SPACE

The floor behind the third-row seat offers storage well deep enough to serve as a safe haven for valuable items you want stored.

SAFETY

ADVANCED AIRBAG SYSTEM

In a collision, the standard dual stage front airbag system senses impact severity while adjusting airbag deployment accordingly.

SIDE AIRBAGS

Sienna comes standard with front seat-mounted side airbags.

THREE-ROW SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS

The side curtain airbags that are standard on Sienna cover the length of the cabin from the front seats to the third-row seats.

LATCH

Short for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, LATCH includes lower anchors on outboard second-row seats and the middle seat in the third row. 

The Toyota Sienna is a family car unlike any other.  At eCarOne in Carrollton, Texas we have luxury used vehicles like the Toyota Sienna waiting for you to drive.  All of our cars are well maintained and tested.  All prove to be vehicles that will last you miles to come.  While you are out at our dealership we would love to show you around and let you test-drive any one of our great luxury used cars

Safe Traveling – What’s Most Important

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Road trips certainly are a lot of work and can be pretty exhausting.  Packing, mapping out routes, getting car ready for trip – these are all things that can tire you out before even getting in the car.  This can make it hard to stay alert and awake for the drive.  Parents have admitted to nodding off at the wheel while on family road trips. 

Many times children’s needs are put first.  Packing snacks, entertaining, planning bathroom breaks and rest stops for the children seem to be taking precedence over making sure the driver is indeed prepared to endure the long road trip.  Although unhappy children can be a problem, the priority should be the driver’s needs so the entire family can arrive safely, even if they are unhappy.  Below are some tips to help stay awake on long road trips.

  • Get plenty of rest the night before – 7-9 hours.
  • Start driving in morning, not at night.  Road fatalities are 10 times more likely to occur when it’s dark outside)
  • Plan to take breaks every 2 hours and get out and walk around.
  • When feeling sleepy, loud music and opened windows is not the answer.  Neither is a power nap or coffee break – what has been proven to help is to pull over and do some calisthenics – jumping jacks, deep knee bends, and toe touches.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for help.  There is no shame in switching drivers – sometimes it is the best solution.

eCarOne in Carrollton, Texas would love to assist you in planning your next road trip.  We have plenty of luxury used vehicles that will successfully get you from one destination to another.  If you visit our dealership in Carrollton, we can get you test-driving a car today – just in time for your trip!  We can also answer any questions you may have about safe traveling with your family.

Leasing is making a comeback

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Because of the rise of finance loan interest rates, automobile leasing is on the rise and can provide plenty of benefits. Leasing a vehicle typically includes a lease agreement that can be negotiated.  Dealerships negotiate a mileage allowance, lease payment, the lease term, and more.  At the end of the lease term the lessee must return the vehicle to or buy it from the owner. In most cases, leasing is more affordable than financing a car.

Learn more about how leasing can save you money from buyingadvice.com, and then head to eCarOne in Carrollton, Texas to visit with one of our sales representatives about leasing one of our luxury vehicles.