Category Archives: Technology

stock photo of car audio system with aux cable plugged into port near buttons and knob

Can I Stream Music If I Don’t Have a Newer Car?

Let’s take a few steps through history from the early days of music in cars to now. At first, the inclusion of AM radios changed the way people thought about driving. The ability to listen to something while chugging along the roads of a much younger America was a new experience. Then came FM and higher fidelity music. Fast forward through the ages of cassette tapes and CDs and we get up to using mobile devices. At first, these devices used auxiliary cables and USB connections to play music stored on the device, but now, audio streaming services and wireless connections dominate modern listening while driving. Read more of this entry to find out how cars without newer audio technology can be brought into the future.

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2020 Jeep Wrangler grey parked on forest trail with couple backpacking

How to Find a Great Pre-Owned SUV for Off-Roading

Sometimes you want a vehicle that does a lot more than just get you from point A to point B. Off-roading can be a lot of fun when you’re confident your SUV, truck, or Crossover can handle it. If you aren’t sure, then off-roading can be more stress and anxiety than anything else. Whether you are looking to take to rocky trails, tackle inclines, or blaze through sandy dunes, make sure you look for vehicles with the right specifications to be great off-road. 

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How to check your used vehicle’s tire pressure

What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

One of the easiest home maintenances checks you can do for your vehicle is regularly checking its tire pressure. Most of the time, you will need to purchase a tire pressure gauge in order to check your used vehicle’s tire pressure, but some vehicles offer a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to do the checking for you. Below, we will cover how to properly use a tire pressure gauge and how a TPMS works.

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Closeup view of the temperature control panel inside a vehicle

What is Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control?

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Does your vehicle feature dual-zone automatic climate control? If so, do you know what it does and how it works? If not, then you have come to the right place! Dual-zone automatic climate control is one of the most sought-after features in the automotive industry today! This feature allows drivers and passengers to ride in a comfortable and controlled climate. Customers in Farmington, NM can learn more about dual-zone automatic climate control for themselves at AutoMax Truck and Car Center today! Now, let’s explore what dual-zone automatic climate control does and how it works together! Read the rest of this entry >>

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How Do Hybrid Vehicles Work?

How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work

There are many excellent hybrid vehicles on the market today. This is due in part to how much money they save customers on gas and how much better they are for the environment than standard gasoline vehicles. However, not many people truly understand exactly how hybrid vehicles work. Well, the staff here at AutoMax Truck and Car Center is here to help you better understand how hybrid vehicles work! Read the rest of this entry >>

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What are the Best Navigation Applications Available for Smartphones?

Best Smartphone Navigation Applications

Do you drive a vehicle that does not come equipped with a built-in navigation system? Are you searching for a smartphone navigation application to use in lieu of a built-in navigation system? If so, there are several excellent applications available for customers to explore. Check out these four smartphone navigation applications our staff at AutoMax Truck and Car Center recommends! Read the rest of this entry >>