signs of bad driving

We’d ask you if you are a bad driver but the problem with bad drivers is that they never admit it! We listed out five signs of bad driving. If you do these things, first, be honest with yourself. Second… Stop it! You might be a bad driver if… you no longer have side-view mirrors because you keep knocking them off on other cars or those yellow poles that guide you through the drive-thru or pedestrians. You might be a bad driver if… you never use your turn signal. Sure, you know where you are going but the rest of us would love to know too. Predictability is essential to Read More →

how to share the road with cyclists

It may not be an official complex recognized by licensed psychiatrists but car superiority is a real thing. It’s what leads people to believe that bicyclists don’t have any rights. They do and that’s why you should learn how to share the road with cyclists. Most of the time that we encounter cyclists on the road we are attempting to pass them. There are a few things to remember when overtaking a cyclist. First of all, be patient and wait until the oncoming lane is clear. Give the cyclist plenty of space as you pass. As you wait, do not tailgate. Cyclists ride on the right. Remember that when you Read More →

special operations 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

First revealed last fall as a concept, the Special Operations 2016 Chevrolet Silverado has reached production. This military-inspired truck is based on the Silverado 1500 Z71 and features naval graphics, black accents, and sport accessories. In honor of Military Appreciation Month in May, Chevrolet announced that it would donate a portion of the proceeds from every Special Ops Edition sold to the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. With these funds, the museum will be better able to support the families of those killed or injured during military duty. The Special Ops Silverado comes with a double cab and includes 20-inch black aluminum wheels, deep-tinted windows, black bowties, bed-mounted Read More →

Memorial Day in Columbus

Memorial Day falls on May 30th this year. This holiday, which honors those who have died while serving in the United States military, has origins that date back to post-Civil War times. The tradition of visiting cemeteries and decorating the graves of those who have fallen is something that continues today. In 1971, Memorial Day was made an official federal holiday. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Columbus, Mississippi, you can attend the 4th Annual Veterans Memorial Walk/Run at the Columbus Soccer Complex on Saturday, May 28th. If you pre-register by noon on May 20th, it will cost $25 and will include a t-shirt. On-site registration Read More →

reasons to car camp

Some people say that car camping is for the faint at heart. While no one is knocking backcountry camping, this milder form of camping has lots of advantages that simply make it easier for people to get out and about. Here are three reasons to car camp this summer…   # 1 – It’s cheaper!   Backcountry camping requires a lot of equipment, if you want to do it right. Car camping means you don’t need a tent, a sleeping pad or tons of extra clothing to stay warm. Your car provides all of these!   # 2 – You will probably sleep better   Even veteran backcountry campers have Read More →

strange mississippi travel destinations

Pleasant surprises make a road trip memorable. The best way to make that happen is to go off-grid, under the radar, and take the road less traveled that leads to these awesome and strange Mississippi travel destinations…   The Grave Of The Gypsy Queen – Meridian   If you visit Rose Hill Cemetery in Meridian, you won’t have any trouble finding the Grave of the Gypsy Queen. Her plot will inevitably be covered with all sorts of objects of veneration. The Queen was Romani woman who died while giving birth in 1915. It is reported that 20,000 Romani showed up to pay homage at her funeral. Ever since, her grave Read More →

Black Engineer of the Year

FCA engineer Kristal Fears, the Global Manufacturing Product Responsible for the C-SUV, was given the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award by US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. The magazine issues this award to someone in engineering or another STEM field who shows “high merit, broad impact on people and value to society as a whole.” Winners are provided with professional development and networking opportunities to help further their careers. Fears is the latest of many FCA employees who have been honored with the BEYA over the years. She was honored at the 30th Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference and Career Fair, which was Read More →

when you need new tires

Knowing when you need new tires is one of the most important parts of owning a car, and luckily it’s easy to tell. Here are some tips you can use to tell when your tires are worn out. First of all, age is a big factor in your tires. If you’ve had them for five years or more, have them inspected once a year or so to make sure the tread isn’t too worn and is wearing evenly. Ten years is the absolutely maximum—if your tires are approaching ten years old, get them replaced! You should also check your tread depth every once in a while. Check your owner’s manual Read More →

how to jump start a car

It must be a universal law that your battery always dies at the most inopportune time. While we can’t necessarily make it a convenient experience, we can certainly be prepared! Here’s how to jump start a car…   The first step is to always keep jumper cables in your vehicle! Not only will this make it easier for you when your vehicle dies, you can also help return the favor when someone else is in need.   Try to park nose-to-nose and then turn both vehicles off. Take one end of the cables and clip the red clip to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Attach the opposing red Read More →

Dennis McGee

If you have stopped into Carl Hogan, then you have probably run into Dennis McGee, one of our awesome salesmen. He has been at the dealership for just 3 years now and is making a big impact. Dennis was awarded “Salesman of the Year” for 2015. Before deciding to take his talents to the car lot, he served in the United States Military for 21 years and retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class E-7. We are honored to have a true hero working here with us! He isn’t the only one in his family that spends their days at the dealership. Two of his 4 daughters work here, Read More →