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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

2015 GMC YUKON

2015 GMC Yukon is Sleek, Modern and Luxurious.

GMC Yukon, white, North Carolina

What Comes Standard on the 2015 GMC Yukon – with its new interior, new styling, and new found refinement. The 2015 Yukon is nicer than the old Denali ever was.

Quality materials, including real wood and aluminum interior finishes. Automatic windshield wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and fog lights.

The SLT line gets you leather seats, a power-folding second and third row, and safety tech like forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning.

Magnetic Ride Control, helps give this heavy SUV a comfortable ride while controlling body sway.  Making the Yukon a well-controlled full-size SUV that's as at home on the highway as it is on a twisting mountain road.

The 2015 Yukon will continue to compete in the full-size SUV class. Its rivals will consist of:
 Ford Expedition & Expedition EL
 Toyota Sequoia
 Nissan Armada
 Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban

Under the new body is a new chassis and suspension, and the two V8 engines are significantly improved for more power and better fuel economy.

The 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL come standard with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 with a  6-speed automatic transmission.
The Yukon and Denali model are both available with 4WD.

5.3-liter V8
355 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
383 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 mpg (2WD); 15/22 mpg (4WD)

6.2-liter V8
420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
460 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/21 mpg (2WD); 14/21 mpg (4WD); 14/20 mpg (4WD XL)

win a 2015 GMC Yukon






Click Here to Win a 2015 GMC Yukon
See our current Yukon inventory
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3 rows of seating, 2015 GMC Yukon, interior
2015 GMC Yukon interior, 3 row flat folding, power folding2015 GMC Yukon interior, 3 row flat folding, power folding, seats folded down
2015 GMC Yukon 110 volt outlet for convienence
2015 GMC Yukon Interior
2015 GMC Yukon interior, usb connections, storage

2015 GMC Yukon interior



Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/gmc/yukon/2015-yukon/#ixzz2zXtrg7ql
See KBB review: http://www.kbb.com/gmc/yukon/2015-gmc-yukon/

Keep it between the lines,
Happy Motoring

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Car Accidents | Distracted Driving


No one wants to be in a Car Accident.
Some accidents are very avoidable...
Like, distracted drivers.
Some are not..
Like, animals that jump or run in front of your car.
Share this blog post with your friends and loved ones...
Knowledge is power and the power of numbers could save someones life.
There is:
  • An info-graphic on Car Accidents, 
  • A playlist of videos about Driver Distractions by AAA
  • An Accident Survival Guide to download and keep in your glove box
  • and another Guide to help you with Insurance Claims.  
Automobiles and the Environment
[Source: Auto Insurance for Autoblog.com]

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wiper Blades | Is it Time to Change




When rain, dirt, sleet or snow happen, it's important to have the right wiper blades for the job. Wiper blades have come a long way since they first became standard issue on vehicles, so we invite you to learn more about these devices and how to properly maintain them.

Mary Anderson, invented the wiper Blades in 1903 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MaryAnderson
Cadillac introduced vacuum-driven wipers in the 20s and other manufacturers soon followed suit.

Quick Tips:
§      Listen for slapping, screeching or vibrating.

§      Slapping means the rubber has torn from the arm.

§      Screeching indicates there is friction between the glass and the blade.

§      Vibrating means the blade is worn or not mounted on the arm correctly.

§      Look at the wipe pattern.
If you see a lace pattern that means the rubber has bent too far.
If you see a filmy haze after wiping, there most likely is oil or road debris on the rubber.
Cracked or hardened rubber will result in streaks when the blades attempt to remove water.

§      Examine the blades.
Look for splits or gouges in the rubber, discoloration or ragged edges.

§      Have you replaced your Wiper Blades with in the last 12 months?

Wiper Blade Maintenance

You may need to replace your wiper blades if:

§      Your current blades leave streaks or miss sections of your windshield
§      Your current blades leave a haze on the windshield
§      You haven’t replaced them in the past 12 months or don’t recall ever replacing them

Did you know?

Maintenance tips:

§      You should Inspect the windshield wiper blades every six months for wear and damage, and change at least once a year.
§      Do not wait to replace them. Eyestrain from poor visibility can lead to driver fatigue.  Remembering to inspect your wiper blades will help avoid potentially dangerous situations.
§      Give your wiper blade rubber elements a quick cleaning when filling up with gas. After the windshield has been cleaned using service center's washer solvent and squeegee, wipe down the rubber with a paper towel. Doing so removes any loose dirt and most road grime that can lead to streaking, smearing or hazing.
§      Use an ice scraper as much as possible when de-icing vehicles. Allow plenty of time to warm up the vehicle with the defroster on "high" to loosen as much ice and snow as possible. Do not use windshield wipers as ice scrapers; it causes a high rate of damage to the wiper blades

What causes windshield wiper wear?

§      Sun: ultraviolet light and ozone deterioration
§      Oil: car waxes and exhaust hold rubber-deteriorating oil
§      Airborne debris: sand, mud and dust carried in the wind
§      Moisture: Acid rain and salt water (in moist air both near the shore and inland)
§      Temperature: extreme cold and heat cause hardening and softening of the rubber element
This is NOT a good idea...
Indicators to look for:

§      Streaking: blurry vision caused by dry or dirty rubber blades
§      Chattering: skipping of the blade caused by a permanent set or curve in the rubber of old blades
§      Lift-off: over time the arm tension deteriorates causing the blades to lift
§      Squealing: worn blade edges cause excessive friction and ultimately noise
§      Windshield scratches: in extreme cases, the wiper can deteriorated enough to cause scratches on your windshield


Did you know?
§      Wiper blades that are worn can cause excessive load on the wiper motor and linkage and lead to premature failure
§      If the blade is worn to the point where the metal frame can come into contact with the windshield at any point of rotation, then scratching/grooving can occur. In some cases windshield replacement would be the only fix.
§      If the blades do not clean well, the tendency is to use your washer fluid repeatedly until the windshield is clean. This generally causes excessive washer system and washer fluid use and could end up costing you as much as replacement blades or even more
§      Driver and passenger wiper blades can be different sizes
§       

Types of wiper blades
There are many different types of wiper blades to fit any requirement and budget.  The better the blade, the better the performance and the longer the life.

Choose the ones that are right for you.

§      All-Season Wiper Blades

    Good replacement standard blades for occasional drivers who are value conscious
    Polymer wiper blade designed to resist rusting, chipping or bending.
    Coating on the rubber parts helps reduce streaking, friction and noise
    Aerodynamic design helps reduce wind lift
    Pre-installed universal adapter fits most wiper arms directly and makes installation easy

§      Performance Wiper Blades

    Better option for most drivers
    High strength steel blade with easy fit assembly for quick installation
    Has corrosion-resistant epoxy coatings designed to resist rusting, chipping or bending
    Made from natural rubber, which helps reduce streaking, friction and noise
    Fits virtually all wiper arms directly making installation easy

§      All-Season Plus Wiper Blades

    Great option for heavy highway drivers
    Includes all of the features of the All-Season blades plus the following:
    Extra-thick, rugged steel superstructure for better strength
    Pre-installed universal adapter fits most wiper arms directly

§      Winter Wiper Blades

This specialty blade includes the following characteristics:
  Rubber boot helps prevent snow and ice build-up
  Riveted steel superstructure for strength and durability


http://www.gm.ca/gm/english/services/goodwrench/wipers/

Keep it between the lines,
Happy Motoring

Monday, March 31, 2014

AWARDS | Cadillac Buick GMC Win



Why Buy a Buick Cadillac or GMC 






BEST LUXURY COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER: 2014 Buick Encore

   The stylish 5-passenger Encore offers both front- and all-wheel drive, as
2014, Buick Encore in Bluehttp://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608054888294647828&pid=1.7   well as luxury features usually found in much larger and
     more expensive vehicles.

 2014 Buick Enclave, Bronze 
  BEST LUXURY FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: 2014 Buick Enclave
   The Buick Enclave isn't just a 5-Year Cost to Own Awards champion this year,
2014 Buick Verano in Red   we also named it to our annual list of 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000.

  
BEST ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CAR:  
The Buick Verano boasts a bevy of features and starts at  under $25,000.

 
2014 GMC Sierra 1500 truck in red, KBB award  BEST FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500
   GMC Sierra is Re-designed, Quiet ride, Best fuel economy for V8, and 
   can haul 7,200 – 9,100 lbs


Consumer Guide Best Buy      ConsumerGuideBestBuys.com

Buick Enclave was named the Best 3-Row SUV for Families. See this review of the Buick Enclave from AOL Autos.
 
Buick Verano was named the Best Upscale Small Car for Families. See this review of the Buick Verano from The Car Connection.

Buick LaCrosse combines big-car room, comfort, and quietness with surprising fuel economy in base 4-cylinder form. This 4-cylinder has Buick’s eAssist mild-hybrid system that boosts both acceleration and fuel economy.2014 Buick LaCrosse in Blue

Cadillac CTS was named the Best Luxury Large Car for Families. Read from MotorTrend why the CTS received recognition this year – 2014 Car of the Year.2014 Cadillac CTS in Red

Cadillac ATS was named the Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families. Read about the 2014 Cadillac ATS from TopSpeed.
2014 Cadillac ATS Red