New Year’s Resolutions for Safer Driving

New Year’s resolutions for safer driving

As 2018 draws to a close, many people are planning their resolutions for the New Year. Some will set goals to become healthier, save money, or streamline their lives to become more efficient. If you want to set a goal that will affect your day to day and make you healthier and happier in 2019, consider these New Year’s resolutions for safer driving.

Have a Seat Belt Rule

With a seat belt rule, you will not start your car until your passengers of all ages have buckled up. Apply this rule to the family dog by properly restraining him or her, too.

Make Safety a Priority

If you plan to buy a car soon, put safety at the top of your list. With safety technology making big advancements each year, it should be easy to find an affordable vehicle with the features you want. Look for vehicles with driver-assistive technologies like what you’ll find in Ford Co-Pilot 360™,which comes standard on the 2019 Ford Fusion and Ford Edge.

Put Your Focus on the Road

Distracted driving causes thousands of accidents each year.Make it a goal to be focused while behind the wheel. In addition to putting away your phone, promise not to eat, adjust your GPS, or do anything else that draws your attention away from the road while driving.

Whether you are fan of making resolutions or not, know that we will stay committed to meeting your automotive needs at Van Drunen Ford in 2019. We wish you and your family a happy New Year.

Tips for Gifting a Car for the Holidays

gifting a car for the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, many people are buying gifts for everyone on their list. If one of your loved ones — like a teenage son or daughter— needs a car this year, consider these tips for gifting a car for the holidays.

Consider Taxes

Laws differ from state to state, but the gift of a car can sometimes trigger a federal gift tax. In 2016, the threshold for an individual was $14,000. However, couples can combine their thresholds for both giving and receiving.

Keep It a Surprise

If you are giving your family member a car, it might be difficult to keep it a surprise. Ask the dealership to have the car delivered late on Christmas Eve or enlist the help of a family member or friend to park the carat his or her house.

Make a Grand Presentation

We’ve all seen car commercials where someone gets a new car with a giant bow on top. You can make that a reality by purchasing a car bow online.

There is no better place to find the perfect gift this holiday season than Van Drunen Ford. Stop by and tell us who you’re shopping for, and we’ll do our best to fix you up with the right fit.