The History of Cruise Control

If you’ve ever wondered about the history of cruise control, the Folsom Auto Mall is here to educate you.

The very first version of a speed control device was found in a Wilson-Pilcher car back in 1901. This English car company built a single gear vehicle with a speed governor in the middle of the camshaft. A “foot throttle”, or pedal, overrode the governor to increase or decrease speed. Essentially, this speed governor was a very early form of cruise control.
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What To Do If Your Car Overheats This Summer

Summer’s here! Temperatures are rising and so does the potential of your vehicle overheating. Typically, an engine overheats because something is wrong with the cooling system. Maybe you have a leak, a faulty radiator fan, clogged coolant hose or a broken water pump. In the summer, your engine bay can get up to 200? F (Fahrenheit). The Folsom Auto Mall has put together some easy tips in the event your car overheats during your commute.
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How to make the most of your test drive

Considering a new car? Get behind the wheel before you make your final decision. A test drive can tell you a lot about a car or truck. Make sure it has the features you want and that you’re comfortable in the driver’s seat before you sign on the dotted line. The Folsom Auto Mall is happy to give you tips on how to make the most of your test drive.
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Tips To Lower Your Car Insurance

Interested in lowering your car insurance? The Folsom Auto Mall has tips on how you can do just that! From shopping around to taking a course, there are several options to consider when looking to lower your premium.
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How Down Payments Really Work.

Ever wonder how down payments work when you’re buying or leasing a new or used vehicle? The Folsom Auto Mall tries to make it simple for you.

Unless you’re buying a vehicle outright - that is, handing over a cash or check for the full value of the vehicle, chances are, you’ll be financing or leasing. Whether you’re financing or leasing a vehicle, a down payment (or cap reduction, when discussing a lease) is the initial money you pay toward the full sale or lease contract price. This lowers the remaining balance owed; that balance is paid…
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What is a Dealer Demo & Should You Buy One?

Well, as you may have guessed, “demo” is short for “demonstrator” and that’s just what they typically are. A dealer demo is usually a model at a higher end trim level used for demonstration purposes on the showroom floor or as a test drive vehicle so customers can get a feel for what their vehicle might be like. It’s also occasionally used as a service loaner and, sometimes, as a company car used by management and driven around town.
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