Morrie’s arrives in NYC!

We’re proud to bring you live coverage from the New York Auto Show!

New York Auto Show 2014

The crew from Morrie’s traveled over 1200 miles this week to the big apple to bring you coverage of the New York International Auto Show. We’ve been gearing up for the big event for months now and we are proud to be able to bring you exclusive coverage from the biggest automaker’s in the world.

New York Auto Show 2014

Day 1 was quite busy with a number of different press conferences to attend. Our first stop of the day was the Ford Motor Company press conference where the all-new 2015 Ford Focus and 50th anniversary Mustang were released.

New York Auto Show 2014

We hightailed it over to the Hyundai booth following the Ford press conference to catch the unveiling of the all-new highly anticipated Hyundai Sonata.  The goal of this redesign aims to appeal to a broader audience and make the vehicles look more like the rest of the Hyundai vehicle lineup, which we think worked great.

New York Auto Show 2014

Next on the list was the Nissan press conference where we got our first up close look at the all-new redesigned Murano. Based off the resonance concept that was introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. This production ready version drew a lot of excitement among spectators here in NY.

New York Auto Show 2014

Toward the end of the day we began to lose steam but not enough to miss the last two big events of the day! Bentley held their press conference to re-introduce the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed and Flying Spur V-8 models, which we originally saw at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013.

New York Auto Show 2014

Last, but certainly not least, we waited patiently for the last press conference of the day, where Mazda unveiled the 2015 25 year edition of the MX-5 Miata which turns 25 this year! We got tons of great coverage today and we can’t wait to share the rest of the excitement with you tomorrow when we return for press day 2! Head over to our YouTube page to check out the videos that are live from todays events! Also, make sure to follow us on twitter @morriesauto for live updates!

 

Morrie’s Heads to the New York International Auto Show

We’re excited to announce that we will be live at the New York International Auto Show next week getting live coverage of all the hottest model debuts! We’re proud to be the only Minnesota dealer bringing you a first look at these updated models, so make sure you stay tuned to our Facebook page and Twitter account all week for live updates.

Notable unveilings that we look forward to include the debut of the 2015 Mazda Miata (which is celebrating its 25th birthday) the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Outback, Nissan Versa Sedan and redesigned Murano. Maserati will be making in appearance in New York to celebrate their 100 year anniversary with the debut of the Maserati GranTurismo Centennial Edition. We also plan to get coverage of other luxury debuts like the Alfa Romeo 4C and Bentley’s first ever all-electric concept vehicle. Stay tuned!

5 Tips to Prepare Your Car For Spring

5 Tips to Prepare Your Car For Spring

 

Spring has finally arrived and it seems that the community is buzzing with activity. People walking dogs, washing cars, and enjoying the sunshine and warmer temps any way they can. These warmer temperatures also give us the oppertunity to do a little spring cleaning. Just like your home, your vehicle needs to be taken care of and maintained. Here are 5 tips that will ensure your vehicle is clear of winter weather residue and ready for the summer.

 

Spring Cleaning

 

  1. Make sure to get all that leftover salt off of the body and underside of your vehicle. It is important to get it off of all the metal under the car to avoid rust. Also if you can get a nice coat of wax on the paint it can keep your vehicle looking new for years to come.
  2. Rotate your tires and make sure to monitor/check the tire pressure. Winter temperatures can effect the way the tires retain air so it is vital to make sure you have a good handle on how to check tire pressures(Check out our tutorial video here). It is important to rotate your tires especially on a FWD vehicle to avoid uneven wear of the tires. Tires aren’t always the cheapest fix on a car so save yourself the time and money by monitoring when they need to be rotated.
  3. Change the Oil and Check the levels to make sure no unnecessary damage is done. With the weather conditions we can experience here in Minnesota it is important to not push an oil change much past its change date. Also check your transmission fluid because repairing or replacing a transmission due to neglect can set you back thousands of dollars. Make sure you check brake and cooling system fluids plus your windshield washer fluid at this time as well because the roads are guaranteed to be a mess. Here is a tutorial video on how to check your oil levels.)
  4. Have the brakes inspected by a mechanic to make sure you aren’t wearing your pads or rotors thin. Safety should always be a top priority when behind the wheel and stopping is something that will matter! Neglecting the brake wear can lead to further damage and costly repairs down the road. 
  5. Wiper Blades are one of the most forgotten parts on any vehicle. You should make sure visibility is your top priority when you’re behind the wheel. Cracked or worn out wiper blades can cause for poor cleanliness of the windshield is leave you in a sticky situation.  

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks from the experts here at the Morrie’s Automotive Group! We are proud to serve the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Head over to morries.com for more information or check out our inventory here.

MN C&C 2014

We kicked off the first MN C&C event of the season this weekend at the Automotorplex and luckily most of the snow melted by Saturday morning! We were excited to launch our official partnership with Dogwood coffee to bring a better taste of java to MN C&C this year. The new coffee was a big hit, as we expected! To learn more about Dogwood Coffee Company check out our first blog post highlighting the partnership.

The turnout for April’s event was actually quite a success considering the amount of snow that fell the day prior. Our die hard enthusiasts set their alarms early and joined us at the Automotorplex to look at some exotic, classic and luxury vehicles. Make sure to check out our photos and our video from the event. If you didn’t make it out to the April event, don’t worry, we’ll be there all summer long! Look forward to seeing all of you next month.

Morrie’s Inver Grove Mazda

Our Digital Marketing Specialist for the new Morrie’s Inver Grove Mazda store stopped by the construction site today! Check out some photos to see how things are coming along on the new store. We’re so excited for the grand opening of our new Mazda location. Stay tuned for the exact date!

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 Morrie's Inver Grove Mazda

 

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