Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kevin and Nancy with their new 2012 GMC Yukon XL


Design Tricks Make 2013 Enclave a Halloween Family Treat

With an estimated 41 million trick-or-treaters on the candy trail this Halloween, some of them will be driven to the neighborhoods with the best treats in the new 2013 Buick Enclave luxury crossover SUV. And they’ll find a number of features that make it an ideal family vehicle on October 31 and the 364 less-spooky days of the year.
The U.S. Census Bureau says 115 million housing units could be potential stops for costumed ghouls, princesses and superheroes. US News and World Report named the Buick Enclave 2012’s “Best Three Row SUV for Families,” ranking it first out of 22 vehicles in the segment, based on factors including performance, interior, exterior, safety and reliability.
Enclave is the only vehicle in its segment to offer third-row seating for three, and it’s more spacious as well – good for the candy-collecting plastic pumpkins and pillow cases. Enclave’s 33.2 inches of third-row legroom is 2.4 inches more than an Infiniti JX and 4.0 inches more than an Audi Q7.
“Aiming to achieve the best ease-of-access resulted in an Enclave with choices  second row captain’s chairs or a bench seat with SmartSlide, a system that slides the second-row forward with the pull of a single handle to open up a wide path to Enclave’s third row,” said chief engineer Sue Eckel. “On Halloween, costumed kids in an Enclave can make record time jumping from that back row to the doorbell.”
Behind the third row, 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space is enough to haul approximately 26,841 snack size boxes of Milk Duds, or some spare costumes and the family dog. And you can leave your kids wondering if the standard power liftgate is controlled by ghosts.
Safety is paramount on a night busy with pedestrian traffic. According to AAA Insurance, three measures can help ensure a safe Halloween drive:
  • Avoid neighborhood shortcuts. If possible, avoid cutting through residential streets where trick-or-treaters are likely to be present. When providing directions to a party, avoid routing guests through neighborhoods unless necessary.
  • Watch for children in the street.  Excited trick-or-treaters, often in dark costumes, may not pay attention to traffic and cross mid-block, walk in the street, on medians or between parked cars.
  • Slow down. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a pedestrian is more than twice as likely to be killed if hit by a car traveling at 35 mph compared to 25 mph.
The 2013 Enclave has a strong list of vehicle safety features, including a standard Rear Vision Camera that provides visual and audible warnings when an object or person is near the rear bumper. A Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system uses radar sensors to alert the driver of approaching traffic from either side while the vehicle is in reverse.
Enclave comes standard with high-intensity discharge headlamps, which provide crisp, clear lighting of the road ahead. Articulating headlights, which rotate up to 15 degrees to follow the road ahead, are an option.
Every Enclave is also equipped with OnStar, which leverages the technology to connect to your car from anywhere. Through the RemoteLink smartphone app, owners can map a trick-or-treating route and send it to the vehicle remotely for easy turn-by-turn directions.

Courtesy of GM News

Alice & Lisa with the Cedartown Housing Authority and their new '12 GMC Savana


More happy Capital Buick GMC customers


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Buick and GMC Claim Four Awards in Texas



The 2013 Buick Enclave luxury crossover arrives at dealerships soon, and already is garnering praise from some critics. The Texas Auto Writers Association named Enclave the “Crossover Utility Vehicle of Texas” after testing the industry’s newest models.

In what the organization called “an enormously competitive category,” Enclave came out ahead of Audi, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and other competitors.

Buick and GMC combined for three individual crossover category wins. Enclave won “Full-size Luxury Crossover,” the 2013 GMC Acadia won “Full-size Crossover” and the 2013 GMC Terrain won “Mid-size Crossover.”

“These latest awards for Enclave, Acadia and Terrain come from one of the nation’s largest and most-important vehicle markets,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick and GMC Marketing. “Texas drivers are also some of the most demanding – especially when it comes to utility vehicles – so this is high praise.”

Enclave and Acadia are the first two of nine new Buick and GMC models being introduced in the next nine months. The 2013 Terrain launched earlier this year with a new optional 301-horsepower, 3.6L V-6 and a new Denali trim level.


Courtesy of Buick

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekly car care tip: Be patient during the break-in period


You’ve bought your dream car and now you want to make it last at long as possible in top condition. Here are some things to remember as you pull it out of the dealer’s lot:

  • During the break-in period, typically the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km), keep your speed under 55 mph (88 kpm) or to the speed recommended by your car’s manufacturer.
  • Avoid heavy loads on the drive train, such as towing trailers, and loading the roof rack or trunk with heavy construction materials.
  • Do not allow your new car to idle for long periods — this is good advice for the life of your car, but especially during break-in. The oil pressure generated by doing so may not be sending oil to every part of your engine.
  • Use only light to medium acceleration, keeping the engine rpms below 3,000 for the first few hours of driving.

Courtesy of Readers Digest

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PRICE JUST REDUCED: This single owner 2009 GMC Yukon Denali is a steal!


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Buick is attracting a younger audience with their all-new lineup


General Motors Co's premium Buick brand is drawing younger customers with its newer lineup of vehicles, a top executive said on Tuesday.

Buick, which said last month it will introduce four new or refreshed models in the U.S. market in the next 12 months, has seen the average age of its buyers drop to 57 from 64 five years ago, said Tony DiSalle, Buick marketing vice president.

"There's a lot of really strong momentum," he told reporters at an event outside Detroit. "People are seeing the product portfolio. It's changing their perception of what Buick is in a very good way."

Buick's U.S. sales rose 8 percent in September, but are down 2 percent in the first nine months on cutbacks on fleet sales to commercial customers.

The brand, which sells the Verano compact, and LaCrosse and Regal mid-sized cars and Enclave crossover, will add the Encore small crossover late in the first quarter of next year. Newer versions of the LaCrosse, Regal and Enclave are also coming.

Research firm LMC Automotive expects Buick's U.S. sales to rise almost 4 percent this year to about 184,500 vehicles and hit more than 263,000 in 2015.

Buick sales in China, which accounted for about 77 percent of the brand's global total last year, are expected to increase 4 percent to about 672,600 this year and reach almost 835,000 in 2015, LMC said.

While DiSalle did not disclose a future target for the average buyer's age, he said it would likely come down further once the Encore hits the U.S. market.

Buick's conquest rate, or the percentage of buyers who are new to GM cars, stands at 43 percent for the year to date and has been even higher in the last few months, above 45 percent, as the supply of the newer Verano increases.

The lease penetration rate has risen, hitting 36 to 37 percent, up from 15 percent at the start of the year, DiSalle said. The brand's "Experience Buick" 24-month lease program, launched in March deserves the credit, he said.

Under the program, customers receive free maintenance, as well as satellite radio and GM's OnStar communications, in-vehicle safety system.

DiSalle declined to say when the lease program would end, but added there are no current plans to discontinue it. "We have every intent to keep it going," he said.

Courtesy of Reuters

Monday, October 15, 2012

Car care tip: Check for uneven tire wear to extend the life of your vehicle!


Check your tires for uneven wear on a regular basis. If you’ve maintained tire inflation properly, uneven wear may indicate that it's time for a wheel realignment. It can also mean improperly operating brakes or shocks, a bent wheel, internal tire damage, or worn bushings. Make sure to address this issue as soon as possible to avoid further issues with your vehicle.


Courtesy of Reader's Digest

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This midnight blue metallic Buick Regal cannot be passed up!


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The 2013 Enclave employs new cutting edge taillight technology

The Enclave luxury crossover SUV was a harbinger of a new era of design for Buick when it arrived in 2007. By the end of this year, owners of the new 2013 Enclave will experience the next generation Enclave with advanced exterior lighting, including an industry-first taillight technology.

Working with supplier 3M, Buick developed a unique LED taillight design with a soft, uniform red glow in a complex and unique shape. Like Enclave’s standard LED daytime running lamps and accent lighting, this contemporary lighting effect previews a future design element for other models the Buick lineup.

“As a brand driven by intelligent design and technology, Buick has to be at the forefront of purposeful, modern design cues,” said Mark Adams, executive director of Buick Design. “Our signature LED lighting serves a double purpose of providing a premium look and making sure our vehicles are unmistakable in the eyes and mirrors of other drivers on the road. Some of the new Enclave’s design cues will carry over to other Buick models to come, but every execution will be true to each model’s character.”

Enclave’s taillight glow is made possible by 3M Uniform Lighting Lens technology, which uses a precision engineered micro-patterned, thermoformable polycarbonate material that provides even illumination around complex shapes with fewer LEDs, reducing both complexity and energy use.

For 2013, Enclave comes standard with signature L-shaped LED daytime running lamps and high-intensity discharge headlamps, which provide a light clearer and brighter than halogen. Articulating headlamps, which use small motors to rotate the light up to 15 degrees with the curve of the road, are an option.


Courtesy of Buick Newsroom

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September Crossover Sales Set Total, Retail Records

GMC’s two crossovers – the Acadia three-row crossover SUV and the Terrain small SUV – posted their best-ever total and retail sales in September. In sales to individual customers, Acadia was up 22 percent year over year while Terrain increased 13 percent.

As a brand, GMC retail sales were up 1 percent year over year in September, while total sales were unchanged. GMC is on pace for its best total sales year since 2007.

The Acadia helped define the crossover SUV market when it debuted in 2007 and it continues to be popular with customers in the market for a seven- or eight-passenger crossover.  With the addition of the Terrain, as well as upscale Denali versions of each model, the brand’s crossovers have grown to represent more than 43 percent of GMC sales.

“Crossovers continue to play an ever-more important role for GMC as more customers look for space-efficient, yet capable vehicles,” said Brian Sweeney, vice president of GMC Sales and Service. “With Terrain and Acadia, we cover a wide range of needs and wants in terms of seat count, versatility, advanced technology and available equipment.”

The new luxury-appointed Terrain Denali launched in August with many standard luxury, technology and safety features, as well as an available 301-horsepower V-6. It is estimated to account for one in five Terrain sales.

Sierra full-size pickup sales remain a core of GMC’s business. In September, retail sales of Sierra HD ¾-ton and 1-ton pickups were down 1 percent year-over-year, while Sierra light-duty truck sales were down 2 percent.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

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