What Is Adaptive Cruise Control?

Adaptive Cruise Control

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We’ve all heard of self-driving cars by now, but at this point they are still far and few. But something that’s becoming very common is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Although this feature doesn’t actually steer the vehicle for you, it’s pretty close to doing the rest of the work. We’re going to explain how it works, and why you definitely …

What Are Crossovers and Why Are They So Popular?

2017 Cadillac XT5

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We hear the word “crossover” or CUV (crossover utility vehicle) all the time in vehicle advertisements, and if you’re shopping for a new ride you’ve probably considered one. But what really is a crossover? They have become one of the most popular classes of cars in the world and many manufacturer’s now offer them. Let’s take a look at the …

What is AWD and Do You Need It?

Chevy All Wheel Drive Snow

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All-wheel-drive (AWD) is all the rage these days. Many modern vehicles come with the option of AWD. But what is it really? It can be very useful in some driving conditions, but is it something you really need? AWD, 4WD, FWD and RWD are four of the most common drivetrains found on modern cars. Many new vehicles come with the …

The 2017 “Back to the 50’s” Car Show – a Fun Family Weekend!

2017 Back to the 50's Car Show

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The Minnesota Street Rod Association‘s annual “Back to the 50’s” Car Show is right around the corner! From Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 25th, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will be filled with classic cars, food, and events! This is a great event for car enthusiasts and families alike. On top of countless exciting events, there will be vehicles from …

6 More Days of Christmas Sale at Forest Lake Auto Group

Ram Truck Christmas Header

Nick Shotts News

Merry Christmas from all of us at Forest Lake Auto Group. Christmas just got longer here in Forest Lake, MN. In celebration of the holidays and 2016 coming to an end (what a year), we’re passing on some great deals. We’ve dropped the price on tons of our new and used inventory! Did you know you could drive home in …

Department of Transportation Wants All Cars to Communicate by 2023

Department of Transportation V2V Technology

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In order to improve traffic safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently proposed a rule to require all automakers to equip light-duty vehicles with vehicle-to-vehicle communications equipment. With the development of new technologies and a recent interest in driverless cars, technology that allows cars to communicate with one another is another step towards safer roads. The proposed rule has …

Waiting Sucks: How to Make Traffic Lights Go Green

How to Turn Traffic Lights Green in Forest Lake, MN

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Waiting is the worst. We all have a finite amount of time on this earth, and sometimes the rules of the road just force us to sit there like a bunch of lemmings. The worst is when you get to a light that stops you with no other traffic going through the intersection, often at nights or in rural areas. This latest video from SciShow on Youtube gives some sweet tips and trips on how to get that traffic light to turn green. Check it out!