Epic Car Quotes to Inspire

Inspirational quotes or encouraging sayings help us focus on a positive life even when circumstances can be difficult. We all need encouragement at times, and we know of great quotes that include cars! CarLife, located in Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale and Glendale, is passionate about all types of vehicles, and believes in providing the best affordable automotive repair services to fit your needs.

Car Quotes

Life is an adventure, and everyone has their own path. A few things to help you along the way:

*A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up. -Florence Griffith Joyner
*I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself. -Ferdinand Porsche
*It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. -E. L. Doctorow
*Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. -Brian Tracy
*My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile. -Jennifer Garner
*When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked. –Elon Musk
*We at BMW do not build cars as consumer objects, just to drive from A to B. We build mobile works of art. -Chris Bangle
*Most people are defined by their titles, their cars, their house, where they came from, their color, their race, their religion. And so it’s up to you to take control of your own life and define you. As long as you understand who you are and you have a solid foundation of understanding what your talents are, what your skills are. -Stedman Graham
*When you get into your car, shut the door and be there for just half a minute. Breathe, feel the energy inside your body, look around at the sky, the trees. The mind might tell you, ‘I don’t have time.’ But that’s the mind talking to you. Even the busiest person has time for 30 seconds of space. -Eckhart Tolle

Inspiration and encouragement can come in many different forms. Cars in themselves can inspire you to tap into your artistic side, to view a new perspective on situations, to embrace the character that history creates, or extrapolate new ways to improve the technology for vehicles. Whatever the reason, find what motivates you, gets you excited for life, and pursue it.


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The Best Family Car of 2017

There are so many different types of vehicles and it is key to find what fits your family the best. CarLife values buying a vehicle that is the best fit for you and your family, as well as one that has great automotive maintenance and repair options.

Style: Cars

Every car has a different style, feel and focus. The following cars were found to be the best family cars of 2017 by U.S. News. After examining the reliability, professional reviews, safety ratings, cargo volume as well as family-friendly features, the following were chosen out of a list of over 200 cars:

*Best Compact Car: Kia Soul
*Best Hybrid Car: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
*Best Large Car: Kia Cadenza
*Best Large Luxury Car: Cadillac CT6
*Best Luxury Midsize Car: Cadillac CTS
*Best Midsize Car: Chevrolet Malibu
*Best Wagon: Subaru Outback

If, as a family, you feel a bit of a bigger vehicle is in order, there were several SUV and minivan style vehicles rated as well.

Style: SUV/Minivan

When deciding on a vehicle, if a car will not fit what you are looking for, getting a bigger vehicle may be beneficial in many ways. These larger vehicles are equipped with parking sensor systems and back-up cameras to eliminate blind spots. The top larger vehicles include:

*Best 2-Row SUV: Ford Edge
*Best 3-Row SUV: Honda Pilot
*Best Compact SUV: Honda CR-V
*Best Hybrid SUV: Toyota Highlander Hybrid
*Best Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe
*Best Luxury 2-Row SUV: Lincoln MKX
*Best Luxury 3-Row SUV: Infiniti QX60
*Best Luxury Compact: BMW X3
*Best Luxury Large SUV: Cadillac Escalade
*Best Minivan: Honda Odyssey
*Best Subcompact SUV: Honda HR-V

Whatever you family needs, there are plenty of options to fit your needs and desires. For quality, affordable service for all vehicles, contact CarLife today!


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Car Facts We Bet You Don’t Know

There are so many things to know about cars, it would take years to learn everything. Each car has its own mechanical systems, its own unique driving experience, and its own visual appeal. CarLife (serving Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Glendale area) knows what makes cars tick and the most efficient way for them to run. We also found some great fun facts about cars for you to enjoy, just because. Check them out.

Fun Facts

Currently, there are around one billion cars in use on the earth.
*An estimated 165,000 cars are manufactured each day.
*That new car smell we all know and love, is made up of over fifty organic compounds.
*Up to nineteen girls can be packed into a smart car.
*The average car has 30,000 parts.
*The first car accident happened in 1891 in Ohio.
*The inventor of the cruise control, Ralph Teetor, was blind.
*The world record for miles on a car goes to Irvin Gordon, whose 1966 Volvo has over three million miles on it.
*95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked.
*In the early 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the “green” alternative.
*Up to 80% of an average car is considered recyclable.
*In 1895 the world’s first automobile race occurred, where the top speed was 15mph.
*In 1896, the world’s first speeding ticket was issued. The speed limit was 2 mph, and the driver was going 8mph.
*By U.S and European law, electric cars are required to make an artificial noise, in order to be safer for pedestrians.
*The Mini Cooper’s first sketch design was drawn on a napkin in Switzerland.

There are hundreds more crazy facts we could add to the list above.Maybe your vehicle has hidden little secrets? Contact CarLife today for all your automotive needs and to find out more about your vehicle!


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Gift Ideas for the Car Lover in your Family!

Are you stressing about the long list of family members and friends you need to find the perfect gifts for? Well for those dads, moms, sons and daughters out there who absolutely love everything auto, we’ve put together a quick list of easy gifts ideas for the car lover in your life! As a bonus, it’s all on Amazon, so no need to brave those Black Friday lines and parking lots!

 

1. For the Practical: The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool & EcoGear FX Emergency Vehicle Flashlight

Number one is a two for one for the practical car lover in your family, or just a good gift from the concerned mother in the family! Package the resqme original keychain car escape tool that is an all in one seat belt cutter and car window breaker, along with the emergency vehicle flashlight for use in the most extreme weather and road conditions!

 

2. For The Collector: Just One More Car I Promise T-Shirt

Have someone in your family that just can’t stop collecting cars? Well look no further than this hilarious “Just One More Car I Promise” t-shirt!

 

3. For The Beverage Connoisseur: Car Mat Table Coasters

For those friends or family who like to unwind with a nice drink after a long day at work or tooling around with their favorite car, you may want to consider these adorable novelty car mat table coasters!

 

4. For The Fashionable: LED Car Meter Watch

If the car lover in your life also appreciates watches or neat accessories, consider this cool LED car meter watch. You can’t check your RPMs with this thing, but you can check the time and date!

 

We haven’t even mentioned what the very best thing to do for the car lover in your family is yet. Offer to bring their car into any Carlife Auto Care location for a tuneup, oil change or any other Phoenix auto service to make sure their prized possession is on the road for many years to come!

Road Trip Tips to Keep Your Kids Calm!

So you’ve finally planned that family road trip for the ages, but now the terrifying reality that you’ll be stuck in a car with your kids for hours on end sets in. It doesn’t matter how smoothly your vehicle is running, if the whole family isn’t happy and entertained it might be a bumpy ride. Well never fear! We’ve compiled a few ideas to keep the kids entertained and in turn, keep the parents calm.

 

Toys & Games

 

Bring out the classics! Who remembers the etch-a-sketch or the aquadoodle? Make a “busy box” for your kids full of little card games, toys, legos and more. The box lid could even be a playing surface! Books are obviously great too–for kids who don’t get car sick.

 

The Creative Spirit

 

Let your little ones harness their inner creativity! Have an old digital camera you don’t mind getting roughed up? Give it to the aspiring photographer in the family, or pick up an instant film camera. Sketchbooks, notebooks, sticker and activity books are also fun choices. Another fun idea might be bringing along a white board with some dry-erase pens! All the fun without the mess!

 

Good ol’ Technology

 

If good old fashioned toys, games and creativity don’t do the trick, thankfully there’s technology to fall back on. We’re all on our devices too much as is, but when you can’t beat them.. join them, right? DVD players, laptops and mobile devices can be a godsend on road trips or at the shop while you’re waiting on your Phoenix auto service before you leave. These devices are sure to keep the kids entertained with movies and games. Just don’t forget the headphones!

 

Are you getting ready for your ultimate family road trip? Contact us today for all of your Phoenix auto service needs and schedule an appointment at 602-850-8300!

 

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