NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Highway 11 Cruisers hosted the NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show

Highway 11 Cruisers hosted the NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show

The Fall season’s most anticipated car show continues bringing some of the most incredible cars in York Region.  On September 17th the Highway 11 Cruisers hosted by the NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show.

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With over 500 cars in attendance the Gormley Go Station was transformed to become the perfect NEW location for the show.  All of us at the NewRoads Automotive Group would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors, participants and our incredible #NewRoadsCommunityCrew for a truly fantastic day.

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Well-respected in the collector car community, the Highway 11 Cruisers  enjoyed its 7th successful year raising $50,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region.  “These much needed and appreciated funds go a long way to support our programs and services” Executive Director Sarah Damn of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York said.  “Organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters provide programs and services that are critical to the fabric of our community”  says Michael Croxon, President of the NewRoads Automotive Group.

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The Highway 11 Cruisers car club (founded in 2010) are a small group of like-minded car enthusiast who have grown to be a community of great people who give back and have fun doing it.   NewRoads is a proud sponsors of the Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club because bringing people together for a good cause is part of what we do.  The Highway 11 Cruisers do not charge a fee but instead ask for a little time throughout the year to volunteer to help with the many incredible events they run.

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Through our partnership with the Highway 11 Cruisers we have supported many charities including…  SickKids, Ernie’s Journey/ United By Trauma, JumpStart, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, Canadian Crime Victims Foundation to name only a few.

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Everyone is welcome !!!! Membership is made up of a wide-ranging group of individuals and families with people coming from a number of different geographical areas and backgrounds. The thing that sets them apart is a common love for cars. This event truly has “A Car for Everyone”.  The Highway 11 Cruisers is an all-inclusive organization which means they welcome all genres of vehicles from classics to modern, tuners and euro no matter if it is a car, a truck, motorcycle or even a boat you are always welcomed to participate.

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Last but certainly not least we would like to thank Mother Nature for giving us once again a beautiful day at NewRoads.

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

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5 Things to Consider before Modifying your Car

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Posted on Sep 19, 2017

Things to Consider before modifying your car

5 things to consider before you ‘pimp your ride’

For some people, nothing gives them greater satisfaction than customizing their new vehicle to their own liking. While there are some obvious benefits to modifying your car, there’s also a significant downside when it comes to vehicle customization.

Here are five things you should think about prior to modifying your new car:

It won’t be cheap

If you’ve already put down a few thousand dollars on a new car, you likely won’t have a ton of money left in your budget for modifications.

What’s more, there could be hidden costs involved with customizing your car. For example, if you’ve modified your engine, you may need to switch to premium fuel, which will cost you more each time you visit the gas station.

The cost of driving a vehicle can already be quite expensive for some. You don’t want to go deeper into your bank account for something that may seem nice, but isn’t a necessity.

It’s up to you, but for many, customizing just isn’t worth it.

It could cause a safety concern

While some alterations can actually make your car safer, others can be quite dangerous.  Unfortunately, there’s always the risk of an improper installation or a faulty part that could put you and loved ones in serious jeopardy.

Before getting any customization done, it’s important to perform the proper due diligence and look at reviews of the company doing the modification.

Your warranty could be voided

While you may not have to worry about your warranty being voided for something as simple as a body modification, you could run into trouble if you’re altering your car’s engine in some way.

Even if a related part is impaired, the car manufacturer will likely blame the damage on the modified engine and your warranty claim will be denied.  If you bought an extended warranty with your car, it’s probably in your best interest to avoid any internal modifications.

It could increase your insurance premium

While not every alteration will affect your premium, some can have a huge effect on your monthly payment. If you’ve added a great deal of power to your engine, insurance companies will recognize that you may be more likely to get into an accident and will increase your premium accordingly.

It will (likely) hurt your trade-in value

While it’s not always the case, modifications will typically lower the value of your vehicle.  Modifications aren’t for everyone and a dealer will likely have a difficult time finding another buyer who shares your interests. As a result, you’ll likely receive a lower amount than you otherwise would when you eventually choose to trade it in.

In addition, a prospective buyer won’t know for certain how the alterations were done or who they were done by. While it’s entirely possible that they were completed by a professional, it could be difficult to prove.

Remember that just because you value something highly doesn’t mean another person will.

 

From Farm to Fork

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Posted on Sep 15, 2017

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From Farm to Fork

Join the NewRoads Community Crew this fall for a incredible community event close to home.  From Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour, on Saturday, September 30th.   Enjoy a self-guided tour through the scenic countryside, and visit 7 East Gwillimbury Farms to pick-up all the fixings to experience a farm-fresh Thanksgiving close to home.

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next, visit www.newroads.ca/community #newroadscommunitycrew

 

Holland March Soupfest

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Posted on Sep 14, 2017

Holland March Soupfest

Are you a soup lover? Join the NewRoads community crew for the Holland Marsh SoupFest, on Saturday, September 30th. Sip and savour over 30 delicious soups, prepared with local ingredients by chefs around the province!

NewRoads are proud to support our local community and bringing people together for a good cause is part of what we do.  For more information about the Holland Marsh Soupfest  visit http://www.hollandmarshsoupfest.ca/

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next, visit www.newroads.ca/community… and remember Community matters at NewRoads! ​

Holland March Soupfest

 

6 reasons your car insurance claim was denied

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Posted on Sep 12, 2017

reasons your car insurance claim was denied

6 reasons why your car insurance claim got denied

The last thing you want after getting into an accident is to find out that your car insurance claim got rejected.  To ensure you don’t run into any problems when submitting your next claim, read ahead to find out some of the more common reasons why insurance claims get denied:

You never paid your premium

If you want to help your odds of getting your claim approved, you have to make sure you’re actually paying for your policy.  Failure to pay your premium on time can put your insurance claim in jeopardy. Even if you’ve only missed a single payment, the insurance company still can deny your claim.

To ensure your information is always up to date, make sure to notify your provider if you move addresses or banks. This way, you won’t be at risk of missing a payment.

Your policy didn’t cover it

Remember that cheaper policies offer the least amount of coverage.  For instance, if you have liability insurance, but not collision, you won’t have the proper coverage if the accident is deemed to be your fault. While there are certainly benefits to paying a cheaper premium every month, you could run into some trouble if you get into a serious collision.

It could’ve been avoided

Insurance companies aren’t likely to approve your claim if they believe you did a poor job of preventing the accident. If you were driving under the influence or recklessly, an insurance company may not reimburse you for your own careless mistakes.

Your license was suspended

This one may seem fairly obvious, but enough people still try to submit claims after they’ve been in an accident with a suspended license.  Don’t bother trying this out, as the insurance company will likely choose to cancel your policy altogether.

You used the car for business

If you signed up for a personal use policy, you have to make sure that you only use it for personal use. If an insurance company finds out that you’ve been using your vehicle for commercial use, they have every right to deny your claim. This is because business vehicles are used more frequently, and are more likely to be involved in accidents.

In general, it’s a smart idea to be as open as possible when signing up for insurance. If a company ever finds out that you’re lying, you could be in some very serious trouble.

You waited too long 

If you want to make sure your claim gets approved, it’s in your best interest to report it right away.  If you don’t report it within a reasonable time frame, your insurance company has every right to deny your claim.

Take a look at your policy to figure out how long you have to file a report.

 

Why is my car guzzling gas?

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Posted on Sep 5, 2017

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Owning a vehicle is expensive enough – between car payments, insurance, and maintenance fees – that you don’t want to be spending a large portion of your pay cheque on gas. If you notice over time that you’re spending more and more money on fuel, you’ve probably developed a few bad habits that are contributing to your high gas bill.

Here are some of the most common reasons why you’re consuming so much fuel:

Heavy loads

The heavier your vehicle is, the harder your engine has to work to get it moving – science.

Therefore, it’s a good idea to take a look around in areas like your trunk, and see if you can get rid of any heavy items. Not only will your car be cleaner, but the lessened weight should help to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

Essentials like spare tires are heavy enough that you don’t want to be adding any extra weight by carrying a bunch of pointless objects.

Cranking the air conditioning

While air conditioning can be a necessity for some people, cranking it at full volume probably isn’t the smartest idea for your wallet.  Roll down the windows at lower speeds, and use air conditioning when you’re on the highway. This will help to improve your fuel economy and will ensure that you’re only using your A/C when you really need it.

Aggressive driving

If you tend to speed up and slow down abruptly, you’re not only adding wear and tear to your vehicle, but you’re also minimizing your fuel efficiency.

In an ideal world, you should be driving at a constant speed to lower the amount that you spend on gas. While downtown driving doesn’t always permit this, you should do your best to drive at a constant speed whenever possible. It may take a little while to get used to, but it’ll be worth it in the long run.

It’s also much safer to drive this way, so it’s in your best interest even if improved fuel economy isn’t a major concern for you.

Your tires aren’t properly inflated

Tires that are either underinflated or overinflated can have a negative effect on your vehicle’s fuel economy, causing you to spend more at the pump.  To avoid this problem going forward, make sure to check your tires on a regular basis, especially if you travel on a lot of uneven terrain.

Planning ahead

One of the easiest ways to lower your gas bill is to consistently seek out cheaper stations.  If you’re constantly waiting until the last possible second to fill up, you’ll be forced to go to the nearest station, which may not be the cheapest one.

There are many free apps available to help with travel and fuel consumption – check out a few here.

The Wild Wild West at the Magna Hoedown

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Posted on Aug 31, 2017

Magna Hoedown

Dust off those boots and get ready for a big Ye-Ha at this years Magna Hoedown

It started out in 1987 as a backyard BBQ for friends and neighbours at a family farm in Aurora.  Today celebrating 29 years the Magna Hoedown is the largest fundraiser in York Region, supporting 20 charities and community groups.

Magna Hoedown 2017

Magna Hoedown 2017

Sporting a Wild Wild West theme the Magna Hoedown will take place on two nights – Friday, Sept 15th and Saturday, Sept 16th rocking out in a giant tent on the Magna grounds in Aurora.  20 York Region charities and community groups have been selected as recipients of the Hoedown proceeds:

  • ALS Society of Canada
  • Aurora Minor Hockey Association
  • Autism of Ontario York Region Chapter and Epilepsy York Region
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
  • DeafBlind Ontario Services
  • Georgina Skating Club
  • Lake Simcoe Soccer Club Inc.
  • LifeCorps Food Share
  • Marquee Theatrical Productions
  • Newmarket Food Pantry
  • Newmarket Stingrays Swim Club
  • Optimist Clubs of York Region
  • Pulsars Gymnastics Club
  • Sport Aurora and Aurora Sports Hall of Fame
  • Peer Project, Youth Assisting Youth and Learning Disabilities Association of York Region
  • Victim Services of York Region Inc.
  • Walk It Off Spinal Cord Wellness Centre Inc.
  • Welcoming Arms
  • Women’s Centre of York Region

Magna Hoedown 2017

Dust off those boots and get ready for a big Yee-Haa!  Tickets for the country music event of the year — the Magna Hoedown — are officially on sale ONLINE HERE.

Magna Hoedown in Aurora

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE… WIN $100,000 CASH!  RAFFEL TICKETS 3 FOR $20

Visit NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC at 18100 Yonge Street or NewRoads Mazda 349 Mulock Dr to purchase raffle tickets.   The draw is to be held at 9pm on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 337 Magna Drive, Aurora, ON.

Aurora Magna Hoedown

NewRoads is dedicated to caring for our community through sponsorship and participation.  We are proud supporters of this community event because bringing people together for a good cause is a big part of what we do.  Get the full picture and event  schedule at  https://hoedown.ca/

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

 

 

 

 

2017 NewRoads Children’s Dream Charity Golf Tournament

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Posted on Aug 30, 2017

NewRoadss Childrens Dream Golf Tournament

Great golf and giving back at the 2017 NewRoads Children’s Dream Charity Golf Tournament

Golf has a long-standing history of giving back to our local York Region communities.  Great golf and giving back all begins with patience for the game, sportsmanship, and the love of the outdoors.  This incredible game of golf continues with thousands of dollars raised annually for charities across the country.

Connor McDavid at NewRoads Childrens Dream Golf Tournament

On August the 18th, 2017 the NewRoads Automotive Group enjoyed their 5th year as presenting sponsor of the NewRoads Children’s Dream Charity Golf Tournament.  The tournament was a tremendous success and we are proud to announce a $200,000 donation from the tournament to the Newmarket Outdoor Arena fundraising project!

NewRoads Childrens Dream Golf Tournament in Newmarket

This is the foundations most ambitious fundraising project ever – a new, permanent year-round Outdoor Arena – a first for Newmarket. The Outdoor Arena will provide opportunities for children and youth of all ages, abilities, and economic backgrounds to be physically active and engaged in sports and recreational activities all year long.

NewRoads Childrens Dream Golf Tournament Silent Auction

NewRoads Childrens Dream Golf Tournament in Newmarket

 

We are proud of our Newmarket Community and support the efforts of the Newmarket Children’s Dream Foundation.   The primary purpose of the Foundation is to build or significantly revitalize children’s playgrounds within areas of our community that lack parkland, outdoor recreation areas, and where the residents have little or no capacity to raise funds themselves.

John Taylor at NewRoads Childrens Dream Golf Tournament

The Lebovic Foundation provided a new location the Lebovic Golf Club for the event this year, giving not only a nice golf course to play but an incredible generous donation as well.  Finally, we would like to thank Brian and Connor McDavid for their continuing to support the tournament and the Outdoor Arena.

NewRoads Children's Dream Golf Tournament

NewRoads Children's Dream Golf Tournament

The tournament is such a big success because so many people and businesses from our community sponsor, volunteer, and attend year after year.  “This little tournament is an amazing example of how our community will step up time and time again to make great things happen.”  John Taylor Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Newmarket said.

NewRoads Children's Dream Golf Tournament

NewRoads Children's Dream Golf Tournament

Thank you to all who attended, the sponsors and volunteers, who made this incredible day a success!

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

NewRoads Children's Dream Golf Tournament

NewRoads Children's Dream Golf Tournament

NewRoads Children's Dream Charity Golf Tournament

 

Kid-Friendly Features for Next Car

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Posted on Aug 29, 2017

Kid friendly cars

When you’re looking for a new vehicle, there are often more people invested in that decision that just you, namely the kids. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of your kids, which is why you should do everything in your power to ensure they’re comfortable whenever you’re driving.

Here are some of the top family-friendly features you should consider for your next vehicle:

Rear-seat entertainment system

The more entertained your kids are, the less distracting they’ll be when you drive. This could mean getting a rear-seat DVD player or leaving an iPad in the back seat.  Or how about an activity-box filled with their favourite books, puzzles, games etc. While this may not be enough if you’re driving for hours on end, it should keep them busy for the majority of trips.

Sun shades

Baby skin is more sensitive than adult skin, which means it typically burns much easier in the sunlight. As a result, it’s a good idea to invest in sun shades for both of your rear windows to give your young ones another layer of protection against the hot sun.

Rear climate control

Nothing can upset young children more than being too hot or too cold for an extended period of time.  If you want to make sure your children are happy and comfortable when they’re in your car, you’d be wise to invest in a rear climate control system the next time you go to buy a vehicle.

Third-row seating

Just because you only have two children, doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t need a third row of seating in your vehicle. At some point, you’ll likely need to drive their friends around, creating the need for an extra row.

Make sure the seats are flat-folding so you can have extra room in the back for groceries or other items that can take up a considerable amount of space.

Safety features

While it’s important to keep your kids entertained, it’s more crucial that they stay safe.  Some possible features you may be interested in could include: forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights, and back-up cameras.

Remember that you are not only putting your own health and safety at risk whenever you step into a vehicle, but also the well-being of everyone else you’re with. Therefore, you should do everything in your power to make sure everyone with you stays safe.

At the end of the day, the happier your kids are, the happier you are when driving, so it’s important you take their needs into consideration the next time you buy a vehicle.

 

Why get Pre-Approved for your Car Loan

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017

Car loan pre-approval

Unless you have the funds to pay for a vehicle with cash, you’ll need to secure financing (or a lease) whenever you purchase a new car. While this can be done after you’ve picked out a car at a dealership, there are a number of benefits to getting your loan pre-approved beforehand.

Here are a few of those benefits:

You can set a more realistic budget

Few things are more disappointing than picking out a vehicle and finding out you can’t afford it.

By getting pre-approved for a car loan, you can figure out your budget before you walk into a dealership, giving you a much better idea of how much you can spend on a new vehicle.  Not only will this make you a more educated buyer, but it will also speed up the car-buying process, as you won’t have to waste time looking for something out of your price range.

Removes stress

If your credit history isn’t the greatest, you could be facing the prospect of being rejected for a loan. This can be a very uncomfortable feeling for some people and can create a large amount of stress and worry throughout the car-buying process.

Getting pre-approved can help to reduce any stress considerably – as you’ll know up front what you qualify for – making your experience much more positive.

Saves time

While it depends on the person, some car buyers actually spend more time in the finance office than they do picking out a vehicle.

If you’re someone who doesn’t have the time to spend a half or even full day at the dealership, getting your loan pre-approved can speed things up considerably.  It could also allow you to spend the proper amount of time inspecting your vehicle before driving it off the lot.

Either way, the car-buying process can be much quicker if you get your loan secured ahead of time.

You don’t have to wait for approval

While most financial institutions have sped up their processes in recent years, you typically still need to wait a day or two to get your loan approved. However, this is assuming that you’ve provided the correct information. If not, the approval process can be much longer and can add to the stress and uncertainty.

If you do it all ahead of time, you won’t have to worry about any of this.

Simplifies the car-buying process

If you’re someone who tends to get overwhelmed with numbers and paperwork, you could be doing yourself a big favour by getting pre-approved for a loan. By getting the hard stuff out of the way ahead of time, all you’ll need to worry about is the car itself when you walk into the dealership.

Happy shopping!

 

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