As we grow older, life becomes more and more hectic. Between appointments, work, seeing friends, and just relaxing, it can be difficult to find the time to get exercise in on a regular basis. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few simple ways that you can exercise in your car on your daily commute. Wrists and Forearms For this exercise, all that you need is a simple grip strengthener that you can pick up at a store down the street for a few bucks. Give yourself 10-15 minutes on each wrist on your commute. Biceps As long as you aren’t looking to become a bodybuilder, Read More →

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Efficiency

When the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid first arrived on the scene, it quickly became the most efficient minivan in the industry—not a huge feat considering it is the only hybrid minivan available. Now, this hybrid is continuing to become even more eco-friendly. Fiat Chrysler recently announced that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid efficiency rate is better than ever, thanks to a number of new technologies. Because the Pacifica Hybrid comes standard with the Uconnect 8.4 system, drivers can use the 8.4-inch touchscreen to tap into the all-new Hybrid Electric Pages, which showcases the hybrid minivan’s performance. These pages include Power Flow, which shows where power is flowing within the vehicle; Read More →

New Year's Resolutions

The New Year is a time for a clean slate, which is why many people make resolutions to become better people. These resolutions are sometimes difficult to follow through with, though. If you want to make sure your New Year’s resolutions are achieved in 2017, make sure you follow these tips on how to stick to them. Set defined goals. If you are going to set a resolution, it’s important to have a set plan in mind. Instead of saying a general, “I’m going to get in shape,” be specific. How many pounds are you going to lose? Setting goals that are specific means you clearly understand what you want, Read More →

It looks like consumers who love the current Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger models will have a little more time with them that expected. Rumors have been floating around that these American-made muscle cars will be hanging around without a refresh until 2020. According to a report from Automotive News, the Dodge Challenger and Charger debut date won’t be until the 2021 model year. Only then will Fiat Chrysler outfit these large sedans with its new Giorgio platform. According to Automotive News’ sources, one of Fiat Chrysler’s large sedans, which includes the Chrysler 300 along with the two Dodge models, will end production. The new Giorgio platform is currently used Read More →

Finding that perfect gift for your special someone can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be—especially if you happen to know someone who loves cars. There are a variety of car-focused gifts out there for those that love to drive. To help narrow down your shopping list, here are the top gifts for car lovers this holiday season. Encyclopedia of Classic Cars. Make discovering new vehicles easier for your car-loving family and friends with the Encyclopedia of Classic Cars. It contains information about models from 1945 to 2000 and has over 1,800 pictures to drool over. Remote Controlled Enzo Ferrari. A real Ferrari might be out of your budget, Read More →

The Guinness Book of World Records is known for recording everything from the most impressive to the most outlandish feats ever accomplished by mankind. Now, Chevrolet is going down in history with a Guinness World Record of its own, earned by the brand’s very own 2017 Silverado HD. The title is for Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. To accomplish this goal, the Silverado had to pull a massive United States flag for 100 meters without letting it touch the ground. The 2017 Silverado HD used a new and improved version of the truck’s Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel engine. The engine’s output of 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of Read More →

When most people think of off-roading, they think of summer – warm weather, freedom, and all the trees and plants in full greenery. However, fall might be the best time of the year to go adventuring since you’re not subject to the blistering heat. With the Jeep Wrangler hardtop, you can enjoy venturing off the beaten path without worrying about the chilly autumn air, and you can enjoy that stunning fall foliage, too! There’s no mystery why the Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular models on the market for outdoor enthusiasts. With best-in-class off-road performance and its signature 4×4 capability, the Wrangler is ready to take on the Read More →

emergency car kit

With fall approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to keep in your emergency car kit this winter. Winter is the most dangerous time of the year to have a break down, and having the right supplies can save your life. First, you should always have food and water in your car. Keep shelf-stable snacks like granola bars along with bottled water in your car in case you’re stuck for a long time waiting for a tow. If you don’t already have a first-aid kit in your car, get one now! Flares can alert help if you’re stuck on the side of the road without service, so Read More →

Chrysler Pacifica Safety

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica performed well in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning it a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In order to earn the + designation, a vehicle must have available forward collision mitigation technology in addition to earning a good rating in all crash test categories. The Chrysler Pacifica safety technology that helped garner the + rating includes its available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward-Collision Warning, which earned a superior rating from the IIHS. The IIHS has five tests for crashworthiness for which “good” is the highest possible rating, including moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint evaluations. According to the Read More →

Best Fall Activities

Fall is a time known for high school football, sweatpants, hoodies, and family gatherings. In addition to cooler weather, fall also offers plenty of family-friendly activities that can be planned on short notice and completed in a single day. Here are some of the best fall activities recommended by us here at Carl Hogan! Decorate – Fall is full of festivities, from Halloween to Thanksgiving. While you shouldn’t gather some pumpkins just yet, it’s a great time to add some seasonal decorations, like cornstalks and rocking chairs on the front porch. Drive – Take a drive through a tree-filled area and take in a wonder that only comes around once Read More →