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What is the safest way to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Anything new in the automotive industry to look forward to in 2016?

Safety is most important. Many people like to spend a quiet evening at home because that is clearly the safest place to be. This year the college football playoffs offer an alternative way to plan your New Year’s Eve celebration. But if you’re like most people and want to go out or spend the evening with friends, one of the best places to be is at a house party, particularly if you’re hosting the party. I urge you to think about staying over a friend’s home or at a local hotel. Hotel-sponsored events are a popular place to celebrate, whereby you can drink and then go upstairs to your room without being on the road. You may be the person who doesn’t drink, but as I mentioned last week, you can’t control who else is on the road. This is the night where you can most expect people to be drinking and driving. If you know someone willing to be a designated driver, that’s a great person to celebrate with. If you go out with a significant other or friend, take turns every other year being the designated driver. Be creative in your solutions to celebrating safely.

After the clock strikes midnight, January 1 is generally the fifth most dangerous night to be on the road in terms of fatalities, particularly when New Year’s Eve is on a weekend. It is also important to note that It is also the night with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities, so walking home from a party is not always the best solution.

The positive spin on the New Year: The New Year offers the opportunity for hope, goal-setting and exciting new possibilities in the year to come. Perhaps you’re seeking a new job, looking for a new love or even a new vehicle! While most people traditionally think in terms of New Year’s resolutions, they are generally short-lived. By March, most people forget the resolutions they made or feel defeated because they can’t keep them going.

Stress management experts say the most important way to design your New Year’s resolutions is to set goals that are achievable so that you won’t feel like a failure if you don’t achieve them. They recommend you don’t try to change habits overnight — such as going “cold turkey.” While you may not make it to the gym every day, you may be able to go for a walk in the neighborhood and still get your exercise, if your resolution is to exercise more frequently.

One of the other tips is to make resolutions or set goals you want to achieve, not make the ones you think you should make such as saving money, exercising more, dieting and quitting smoking. If you plan to do what you think you should do or should give up, you will inevitably end up making a resolution to which you are not entirely committed. Choose one or two goals for which you are capable of achieving and truly committed. Other tips include sharing your goals and resolutions with the people closest to you to engage their support; and be realistic in how many goals you set and what you really can achieve!

What’s new and exciting in 2016 for vehicles?

One of the most exciting vehicles is the redesigned Prius, synonymous with energy savings and environmental achievements. This year’s model is more stylish than ever. Be it the standard or the plug-in, the new Prius exceeds all expectations. The all-new 2016 Prius (coming soon) is more


The sporty new 2016 Toyota Prius is coming soon!!


efficient than ever, has bold character lines, a lower and wider stance, expressive LED headlights, unique LED taillights and a more spacious interior with enhanced safety features and driving dynamics.

The bold, new Camry has a redesigned, mesh front-end. There is also a new special edition Camry with 18-inch alloy wheels. If you thought the


2016 Toyota Camry

nation’s most popular car was not very exciting, now is the time to take a fresh look at the redesigned Camry. With its sporty new look, the Camry now has wider appeal to a younger demographic.


If you’re looking for an SUV that exemplifies safety and luxury, check out the Volvo XC90—Motor Trend’s 2016 SUV of the Year! It also received accolades from U.S. News and World Report’s Best Cars of 2016 and Car and Driver, and too many more to name. The biggest news from Volvo is


All new 2016 Volvo S90

they just released is the all-new 2016 S90— a sporty looking luxury sedan, with rare Nordic wood, ergonomic comfort and world-class safety features.


Please plan out your New Year’s celebration and strategize how to celebrate safely. If one of your goals in 2016 is to purchase a new vehicle, come visit us at Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Scion. We look forward to serving you in the New Year. Thank you to all of you who contributed to our fourth generation of success as a local, independent, family-owned dealership.

A happy, healthy and safe new year to all of our friends and customers from all of us in the Jaffarian family.

Ask Gary Jaffarian

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