Bluetooth vs AUX inputs in Your Car

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Listening to music in your car used to be a pretty simple proposition. For the good part of a century, you had two choices of audio to listen to: the first was AM radio stations and the second was FM radio stations. That was it. Then the march of technological progress delivered us various prerecorded audio formats such as eight track tapes, cassettes and CDs. Today we still have AM-FM radio, of course, but prerecorded audio is generally enjoyed by capturing it via wireless Bluetooth connections or by wired AUX input ports. The question is: Which is the best way to listen to audio in your car? The sales staff at Kims Chevrolet of Laurel, a local Chevrolet dealer in Laurel, MS, say they get asked this all the time by prospective buyers. Let’s take a look.

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Why Isn’t My USB Port Charging My Phone?

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You know what’s annoying? When you plug your smartphone into your car’s USB port and it doesn’t charge. Has this happened to you? Kims No Bull of Laurel, MS, a local Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Toyota, Nissan, Chevrolet dealer sells a lot of cars so they hear about this often. Well, here’s the reason why: not all car USB ports are designed to charge phones, or even power any peripheral devices at all. They are simply there to transfer data to the car’s infotainment system, not to charge anything.

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How Automatic Braking Systems Work

Automatic braking systems combine sensors, brake controls and processing units to help prevent high-speed collisions. Some automatic braking systems apply the brakes for you so collisions are prevented but most are designed to simply reduce the speed of a vehicle before a collision can occur.

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Do Deer Whistles Work?

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Collisions with deer are common and are usually devastating for all the parties involved. Most deer that are struck by cars end up dying and cars that strike deer can incur thousands of dollars of damage. And, of course, people can be injured – sometimes very badly. In order to help prevent deer collisions many solutions have been proposed, but a few decades ago a unique solution appeared: car-mounted “deer whistles.” These whistles are said to make an ultrasonic noise which is supposed to scare deer away from vehicles and thus prevent collisions. However, questions remain about whether or not deer whistles really work. Kims Chrysler of Laurel, a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer in Laurel, MS, said that they are asked about deer whistles fairly frequently and this prompted us to look into the matter further.

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Do You Need Fog Lights?

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Fog Lights aren’t standard equipment on most new automobiles. They do seem to be an added feature on many deluxe car models, though, and you can always have them added on as an accessory on any vehicle. The question is: Do you really need them?

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