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I think it’s pretty safe to say that Texans love their vehicles. With so many people that live here and move here it also means that cars and trucks are the primary modes of transportation here. Texans love their cars so much that many of us live an hour’s drive from our place of work so that we can both experience the beauty of Texas and make a living. That means long commutes for some (me included) where your vehicle becomes a second living room with our families.
My family and I do a lot of things in our cars and trucks. From watching movies, listening to audiobooks, and having family discussions the trip home in the evening commuter traffic has had many discussions around the topic of “What did you do in school today?” The kids are trapped in a moving vehicle going ten mph in rush hour traffic. They are pretty much trapped in the car with no escape from answering. What about transporting kids to high school football games, band practice, ballet and all over the DFW metroplex and for a single mom like many of you are, your vehicle, second to your house is the most important way for you to survive. You need transportation to get to work, to go to the grocery store, to pick up the kids, to take them to the doctor etc. Your ability to find a better paying job to take care of your children is increased when you have a car in good working condition.
In Dallas-Fort Worth we fight about why they keep creating more toll roads. We groan about pot holes. We build parks over multi-lane freeways. We care not only about our cars but also the infrastructure burdens associated with more cars. Yeah we want a walk-able Dallas but we’d never give up our cars. This is not just a Dallas fight, it happens in every Texas city like Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and more. TxDot has a great site to talk about everything traffic and road related for us automobile-loving Texans. As well as cool road trips.
Having had the chance to do car reviews and visit many auto shows in the past my experience with the DFW Auto Show is really all about learning about the future of cars. Yeah I know that sounds boring. At my last trip to the North American International Auto Show, I learned about new safety technologies such as autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles or cars that drive themselves. I also saw technology such as airless tires and eye scanning technology that monitors drivers if they take their eyes off the road. Technologies that not just for luxury vehicles only but technology that improves safety and our quality of life on the road. Even technologies associated with cleaner burning fuel or electric vehicles that are more environmentally friendly. An example would be rear backup cameras. Once a technology only in luxury vehicles, they are now mandated to be standard on all vehicles in 2018. These are the many reasons why I love going to auto shows. Yeah I may not be able to afford a brand new vehicle now but I know that many of the features that these new vehicles display at auto shows will be something we will all be able to utilize years down the road when buying your next vehicle.
I’ll be taking my daughter to the auto show this year. She seems to have picked up my love of cars. At just 4 years old she will point out a car and ask me everything about it. As a single mom, my car is as important as the roof I put over my children’s head. As the breadwinner of the family I need to make sure that I not only spend my money wisely when buying a car but I also have learned how to maintain my own vehicle with regular oil changes and regularly checking the fluids.
When my daughters and my son learn how to drive I will also make sure they know how to do this. Women are becoming a dominant force in automobile circles and so it’s important that more women go to auto shows and learn more about their cars or future cars. As women increasingly become the future engineers, buyers, investors, household decision makers, along with chief kid chauffeur our input is NECESSARY for not just cars but also our communities and infrastructure. So this isn’t my feminist rant, this is my reality check. Does that give you enough reason to attend the DFW Auto Show?
If not here are 5 other reasons to attend the DFW Auto Show?
- Shiny new cars – I think its great to see the shiny new cars. There are so many of them and it’s neat to sit in the driver seat and imagine your life in them. Cars evoke so much great imagery and for some represent a part of yourself.
- Check out cars you never knew existed – If you’ve been driving the same car for the last 5 years, technologies change quick so it’s good to see features and compare with other models and makes you would have never considered.
- Talk to experts, not high pressure salespeople – Buying a car can be so intimidating if you aren’t the negotiating type. You can learn about cars from experts at the show for each manufacturer. You can read brochures and pamphlets and register for information without having to step foot onto a dealer lot. Do your research before you buy. As a salesperson myself I love it when customers come in and they are informed. It makes our job so much easier. A salesperson is there to help you narrow your choices down to the right car for you. They should know about all the cars you are considering.
- Check out other companies that help make our cars today better. Companies that you never knew existed that help manufacture parts, options and safety features for many of today’s vehicles
- Because you won 4 tickets from my Giveaway for the DFW Auto Show – Ends on March 22. Automobiles are a great way for families to bond. Think of the dad who shows his son or daughter how to check the oil. Or the mom that has sit in the school parking lot watching their child walk to their classroom. Yeah it’s a bonding experience in your car. Enter here!
Yes there is an awesome giveaway going on for 4 tickets for this year’s DFW Auto Show.
Here’s some auto show information you will need:
Ticket Price: Early Bird Online $10 – At the show $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and seniors 65+
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin
So if you plan on going to the DFW Auto Show this year, what cars are you interested in looking at? Are you thinking of buying? I just bought a vehicle 6 months ago and I love it.
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