Friday, May 8, 2015

6 GREAT REASONS to have OnStar

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CONGRATULATIONS! You own a vehicle that has the Blue Button, that is OnStar.
Are you connected?

  Here are 6 great reasons why you should be.


Security

  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance - If your vehicle is stolen, OnStar can use GPS to pinpoint it and help authorities quickly recover it. On many models, an Advisor can send a signal to slow the vehicle or prevent it from restarting.


  • Remote Ignition Block™ - Thieves won't get far with Remote Ignition Block.™ Once a vehicle has been reported stolen, OnStar can send a remote signal that blocks the engine from starting. When a thief tries to restart it, he may think he's made a clean getaway, but he’s not going anywhere.


  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown® - OnStar can send a Stolen Vehicle Slowdown® signal to help authorities recover your vehicle and reduce high- speed pursuits. Once the police confirm that conditions are safe, we can send a signal that gradually slows the vehicle. The police can move in quickly, and it won’t be long before you’re headed out in your recovered car.

  • Emergency
               If you're in need—in an emergency or severe weather conditions—you and your vehicle are always connected to help, even if you can't ask for it.

               How to Access Emergency Services - Press Your Vehicle's Red Emergency Button
    • Automatic Crash Response - If you're in a crash, built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar Advisor and predict the severity of injuries. An Advisor is immediately connected into your vehicle to see if you need help, even if you can't ask for it. You don't have to do a thing.
    • Emergency Services - One push of the red emergency button gives you a priority connection to an OnStar Advisor who can direct emergency services to your exact location and offer critical assistance until help arrives. With OnStar, you're never alone.
    • Crisis Assist - In severe weather conditions or a crisis, our Advisors can provide a fast, knowledgeable resource if you need emergency assistance, escape routes and other resources. They can also contact family members for you. Rely on Crisis Assist in the following situations:
    • Roadside Assistance - If you're stranded, have a flat tire or need a tow truck, just ask an OnStar Advisor to use GPS technology to locate a nearby service provider and direct them to your location. All at no charge to you.
    Navigation
    • Turn-By-Turn Navigation - Getting directions is as easy as pushing a button and telling an Advisor where you want to go. Directions are quickly downloaded to your car, and a voice calls out every turn. An Advisor can also help you with a database of over 14 million points of interest. And now, with OnStar AtYourService, your drive can be simpler and more productive. Our Advisors can connect you to offers and savings for restaurants, retailers and more along your route. They can also help you find and then book a hotel room in real-time, when you need it the most, through our partnership with Priceline.
    Connections
    • Wi-Fi® Hotspot - 
      With OnStar, your car has its own Wi-Fi® hotspot, connecting up to 7 tablets, laptops or mobile devices at 4G LTE speeds. So the content you crave is always headed where you are—thanks to the most powerful OnStar connection yet.
    • OnStar RemoteLink® Mobile App - Download the new, improved version of the app that lets you control your car from nearly anywhere. Start your car remotely, manage your vehicle’s Wi-Fi Hotspot settings, locate your vehicle, and much more.
    • Remote Services - If you get locked out, lose your car in a lot, or want a remote start, a simple call to an OnStar Advisor sends a signal to your vehicle and gets you back on the road.
    Diagnostics
    • Vehicle Diagnostics - Every month, your vehicle can run
 a thorough check of its engine, transmission, antilock brakes and more, and email you the results. If you want to run a diagnostic check when you’re behind the wheel, just ask an Advisor to run one for you.
    • Dealer Maintenance Notification - Is it time for an oil change? 
    • A 60,000-mile checkup? You’ll always know because your car will email your vehicle diagnostics report to the dealer when it’s time, and the dealer will contact you to set up a service appointment.
    New & Improved OnStar RemoteLink® Mobile App
    Updated version now available for iOS® and Android®

    • Manage your Wi-Fi Hotspot settings
    • Check data plan usage
    • Start your vehicle
    • Send directions to your vehicle
    • Locate your vehicle
    • Lock or unlock your doors
    • View vehicle diagnostics
    DOWNLOAD THE APP

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    #NowThatsaBuick

    ALL 2015 BUICK MODELS RECEIVED 5 STAR SAFETY RATING

    Buick has brought to the market what consumers are looking for. Style, Safety, Luxury and Technology. Buick is pushing aside the competition and rising to the top.

    Competing against the European market is a tough challenge, and it looks like the Buick Regal has done it. Consumer Reports naming the Buick Regal a Top Pick in the Sports Sedans, over the German manufacturers is a huge boost to the Buick brand.

    Consumer Reports Best Sports Sedan for 2015: Buick Regal


    The 2015 Buick Encore, Verano, Enclave, LaCrosse, and Regal have all earned a 5 Star Safety Rating. More Stars mean Safer Cars. Thanks to the newly enhanced 5-Star Safety Ratings System, selecting the safest car for you and your family just got easier.

    The score is a combination of a frontal crash test, side crash tests, and rollover tests. Additional improvements to the program include: side pole testing, using different sized test dummies, collecting more crash data, and highlighting new high-tech crash avoidance features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

    The Safety Ratings are listed on the new car window stickers.
    To learn more about the new 5-Star Ratings, auto recalls, and passenger safety, visit SaferCar.gov. Safety starts here.














    Now as the old saying goes.. Have you driven a Buick lately?  You should see what Buick has for you.

    Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC - Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/04/consumer-reports-10-top-picks-of-2015/index.htm

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    You should keep in your Car



    Things You Should Really Think About Keeping In Your Car  

    (Because, you just never know)

     

    • Water – You can drink it, wash up, clean, or put in your radiator)
    • Duct Tape – It is like glue. It will put just about anything back together.
    • Spare Clothes – Wet, muddy, dirty, stained, hot, cold, you just never know when a spare set of clothes.
    • Lug Wrench – Some have pry bar on the end, others do not. Either way you need one to get that flat tire off or the spare on.
    • Collapsible Shovel – Whether you are an off road driver or not. If you have to dodge another car or an animal, you could end up in the soft shoulder of the road or in a soggy mess. When in doubt, shovel out.

    • Food – You can get hungry waiting for help.
    • Spare Key – Do you know that feeling, when you just realized you have lost or locked your keys in the car? Do you know the feeling when you realize…you have a spare one? Tuck one somewhere for safe keeping.

    • Jumper Cables – They are great to have when you left the lights on (again)…easier to get a jump if you have cables in your car.

    • Tire Pressure Gauge – Check your tire pressure (saves your res, gas and maybe your life. Many of the air tanks don’t have working or proper gauges. You don’t want to over inflate your tires or under inflate for that matter.
    • First Aid Kit – If nothing else, keep some aspirin and band aids in your glove box...you just never know.
    • Flashlight – Flat tire or dropped your keys in the dark….Check the batteries once a month, so it is ready for you when you need it.
    • Money –Keep some spare( spare?!) money somewhere safe just in case…
    • Jack – Very necessary, for fixing flats
    •  Spare Tire/Tools – again…very necessary
    • Gas Can –…I can’t believe I just ran out of Gas..
    • Jacket or Blanket and/or Gloves - the weather can change in an instant, changing a tire, staying warm while waiting for help, and many other reasons.


    What do you keep in your vehicle? 

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    10 Easy Tips for Winterizing your car

    A mild winter snow

    Sometimes the last thing we think about is protecting our cars when the winter cold sets in.
    Here are a 10 Tips on helping to protect your vehicle from the harsh Winter: 
    1. Keep your gas tank on the full side- this will allow for less condensation in your tank.
    2. Squirt some WD-40 or lubricant, a little lubricant into your door locks- The locks won't freeze on you.

    3. Spray a lubricant (Cooking Spray) on your door seals (rubber) then rub down with a paper towel. This should keep your doors from freezing shut.

    4. Wash and wax your car one time before winter. The salt can do a real number on your car's body and frame.
    5. Use the 4WD, it will give you better traction but still slow down, just because you are in 4WD doesn't mean you can STOP any better.
    6. Keep an extra Jacket in your car, one you don't mind getting messed up.
      7. Consider N2 for your tires. Pure nitrogen tends to react significantly less with temperature helping the contact patch on your tire remain uniform in varying temperatures.
      N2, nitrogen, tires, better traction, winter driving,

      8. Clean and lubricate all the door seals. Clean with a good window cleaning olution, then spray silicone lubricant on a paper towel and wipe down the seals and mating metal surfaces. Keeps you from having doors frozen shut.  
      9. Drivers do not use Cruise Control on wet or cold frozen roads. The Cruise control can overspin the powered tires.
      Dude - Which one is my CAR?
      10. Treat your alloy rims. Spray some nonstick spray( like Pam) on a rag, then wipe down the rims. Keeps the salt that gets kicked up from doing much, and keeps your wheels looking nice.

      Keep it between the lines,
      Happy Motoring





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      We are your Hometown Dealer. Our Staff is Professional and the Atmosphere is Friendly.


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      Tuesday, September 30, 2014

      5 Things a New Window Sticker will tell you

      New car window stickers offer more information than a description and price of the vehicle.

      They provide us some very useful information, as well as the standard option descriptions that are added to that particular
      vehicle.










      1. QR Code
      If you have the smart phone technology.. a QR Code is printed next to the vehicles description. Scan that QR code into your phone and you now have all the information about that vehicle, right on your phone. Easier to keep the information stored on the phone rather than trying to remember if it had the Rain-Sensor wipers or not. 

      2. Fuel Economy and Environmental Impact
      Not just the MPG averages for city/hwy. It gives savings in fuel costs over a 5 year comparison to the average new vehicle. Average annual fuel cost, Greenhouse Gas Rating and Smog Rating as well.. Good information for overall expense of that vehicle.






      3. Safety Ratings No need to go searching around government websites for the scores. The star ratings are listed on the window sticker. How many stars does your vehicle have?












      4. Parts Content Information
      What does that mean? Where was this vehicle built?
      This section tells you where it was assembled. Where the engine and transmission were built and the percentages. Just so you know.







      5. 4G LTE - WiFi Equipped 
      These days, staying connected is important. Breaking down out in the middle of nowhere is not any ones idea of a good time. Not being able to contact a tow truck is even worse. Playing games, map reading, phone calls, social media, and more.That is WiFi connected.


      So next time you are strolling the Dealership lot.. take a better look at that window sticker and see, what else is there to learn.. and don't forget, scan that QR Code.


      Tuesday, May 13, 2014

      2015 GMC Canyon | Midsize Truck | Car Seat Capabilities

      Ingenious, Innovative, and Thinking outside the box. That is what GM did when they conceived the idea of using what was available within the 2015 GMC Canyon. The Child Safety Seat fits perfectly in the rear seat of the new reintroduced, redesigned 2015 GMC Canyon midsize truck.
      2015 gmc canyon interior
      The interior layout is comfortable and roomy
      The layout of comfort, and technology make this GMC Canyon a must have for those who don't need a full size truck but want to still get around, and be able to move things. Adding the ability to take the family along for the ride was a must.
      How they accomplished this was to make the rear seat headrest a vital factor in the equation.
      The headrest is removed with one simple movement. It is then inserted into the front of the seat where a specific set of portholes are. This allows for the seat to be extended so that the car seat will have the correct format for safety. (see video)
      Traditionally a car safety seat would not fit into the rear of an extended cab truck, because the seat bench is shorter that a traditional seat. There are specific guide lines for a seats width for safety seats and to accommodate this requirement, GMC came up with this design. It makes it so the safety seat meets those requirements and allows for a more versatile vehicle, capable of handling a families growing needs.

      For more information on the new 2015 GMC Canyon, Click Here

      The Line Up is now complete.
      2015 GMC Canyon, 2014 GMC Sierra, 2015 GMC 3500HD, Trucks
      2015 GMC SIERRA 3500HD|2015 GMC SIERRA 1500|2015 GMC CANYON

      Keep it between the lines,
      Happy Motoring.