Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thanks to Salina for this great review of our dealership and team!

"From the search on your website to the completion on the sale was a great flawless experience. You had the exact vehicle I was looking for and the best price. I compared to 2 other local dealerships and neither couldn't even match your price. In fact, one was certain you were misleading me. Well it was the exact opposite. Mike from Internet Sales was great. professional and upfront. There were no surprises. He did an excellent walk through of the vehicle. Never seemed rushed. Millard was great with finalizing the financials. extremely personable and ffriendly. I was extremely happy with the entire experience and will definitely recommend this dealership. And I love my GMC Acadia."
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Throwback Thursday!

Restoring classic cars is a true art. Check out the restoration of this 1960 Buick Coupe - from start to finish - in this video!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Get the first glimpse of the 2014 GMC Sierra!

The all-new 2014 Sierra 1500 has arrived! Take a look and tell us what you think.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Here’s your Car Care Tip of the Week: Check the Coolant and Radiator!

Cars are designed to run hot, but there's a limit to how hot they should run. A combustion engine is most efficient at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. But if an engine is allowed to get too hot, moving metal parts can actually start to melt and fuse together, causing a variety of internal problems for your engine -- and, you guessed it, a hefty repair bill.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

2014 Buick Regal and LaCrosse Lead Designer, Buick Color & Trim Ven Lai

Ven Lai, #Buick Color & Trim Designer describes the elegant and bold interiors of the 2014 #LaCrosse and 2014 #Regal. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Car Care Tip of the Week: Buy gas at reputable service stations!

Ask whether the gas you buy is filtered at the pump and if the station has a policy about changing the pump filters regularly. If you get a song and dance, find another gas station. Some stations don’t have pump filters, making you more vulnerable to dirty gasoline. Other stations may not mix alcohol and fuel properly — or worse, water down their product. Find a station you trust and stick to it.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Buick version of Equinox/Terrain CUV spied testing... with autonomous gear?

Buick compact crossover spy shot
Let's get the most pressing bits of this story out of the way right off the bat: What we see here appears to be a new compact crossover from Buick. According to the spy photographer, this machine may be a little bit smaller on the outside than the current Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain 'utes, which makes sense since recent rumors suggest GM's small crossovers will migrate to a new platform that will mark a convergence between the automaker's Delta (Chevy Cruze, Buick Verano) and Theta (Equinox, Terrain) platforms. This Buick would likely use this new D2UX platform.

We've been expecting Buick to unleash a crossover to slot between the very small Encore and the very large Enclave, and various rumors have indicated that the model may be known as either the Anthem or Envision. It's worth mentioning that Buick had planned, back in 2009, to release a vehicle in the compact CUV market, but abandoned those plans after a particularly poor reception.

And now for something completely different... Take another look at the spy shots above, and pay special attention to the cylindrical device mounted to the vehicle's roof. We can't say for sure what it is, but our spy photographer opines that it looks quite a bit like the 360-degree Lidar camera equipment used by Google for its autonomous cars. Is General Motors working with Google on autonomous car technology? We don't know, but you can definitely consider us intrigued.

Courtesy of Auto Blog

Thursday, June 13, 2013

2014 GMC Sierra Trailering Tech

2014 GMC Sierra Trailering Tech Smart features aid pickup trailering The 2014 GMC Sierra features advanced technologies including trailer sway control to allow pickup truck owners to safety trailer with great capability and safety.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Two new 5-star reviews on for Capital Buick GMC!

"They had my car ready right when they said it would be done. Fixed a recall issue and periodic service and brought in Subway sandwiches for those of us in the waiting room." -JT


"I purchased a new vehicle on June 1, 2013 from Gem. He provided excellent customer service and I was very pleased with his knowledge of the vehicle purchased. He made sure to explain all the details and that my on-star was functioning properly. Great experience with him and the dealership." -Lenzy

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Happy Monday fans! Here's your Car Care Tip of the Week: avoid excessive wear and tear!

Treat your vehicle with respect to maintain its value over the long haul. Avoid extreme start-and-stop driving, over-towing (or towing more weight than is recommended in your owner’s manual), excessive speeds or driving your vehicle in areas where road conditions are poor.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD First Drive

2014 GMC Sierra

GMC doesn’t deny that the 2014 Sierra is mechanically identical to the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. There’s really no reason to since the trucks have been intertwined for a long time. Even with that, GMC engineers, PR folk, and marketing experts must grow weary of fielding questions about what makes the Sierra different from the Silverado.

One of the best analogies we heard was that while a Timex, Rolex, and Tag Heuer all tell time, they all have different customers and evoke different ideas about the products themselves. While that may be true, what literally makes each one tick is different. We see the Sierra and Silverado more like different watch models -- sporty versus dressy, for instance -- from the same company. The same internals, but each has a different attitude.
Driving the 2014 GMC Sierra reinforced all of the opinions we had of the new Silverado. The truck’s cabin is wonderfully quiet, which can be attributed to the decision to switch to triple-sealed inlaid doors. That plus redesigned side mirrors and some other tricks that reduce wind noise proved quite effective.
The work that went into making the cabin quieter paid off in another way -- it made it easier to hear the 5.3-liter V-8 as we drove the 4WD Z71 SLT crew cab up the California coast, both with and without a trailer. After using the rearview camera to line the up the back of the truck with a 23-foot-long Airstream, we hooked up the camper, set the gain on the trailer brake controller, put the transmission in Tow/Haul mode, and set out for the campground.

Having a lane departure warning feature came in really handy while driving on the 101. The Airstream weighed about 5500 pounds, which was well within the towing capacity of the Sierra (max towing is 11,500 pounds with the 5.3-liter, 9600 pounds as tested), but when you’re towing a trailer that’s longer than the truck through a narrow construction zone, having something like that is certainly helpful. When a driver does drift out of a lane, instead of a startling beep, you feel pulses in the safety seat, which is an effective way to alert the driver without scaring them.

The engine provided plenty of power for the drive, working well with the six-speed automatic. We wouldn’t be at all surprised if there were an eight-speed in the Silverado and Sierra’s future, as it seems the industry is moving in that direction, but the truck is still good without it. Most of the time, the 355-hp engine stayed in V-8 mode, but it switched into V-4 mode more often than expected -- and the transitions from one mode to the other were seamless. The Sierra does well as a tow vehicle, providing a feeling of confidence as you head down the road with a trailer in tow.

2014 GMC Sierra

We backed the trailer into our site -- which would’ve been easier with larger side mirrors -- disconnected the Airstream from the truck and, after a good night’s sleep, began phase two of our evaluation: a lengthy drive on highway and small canyon roads that twice went over a steep grade and passed through several cities and towns. There is absolutely no trouble getting up to freeway speed in the Sierra and there’s plenty of visibility. Steering was responsive; the ride, while firm, felt comfortable all day long. There were a few times we were cut off, which became unintentional hard braking tests -- the brakes proved responsive and pedal feel was excellent. On the Gaviota Pass, a somewhat steep grade between Buellton and Santa Barbara, the transmission didn’t hunt, downshifting when appropriate, and the grade descent worked well when heading down the hill, automatically downshifting so we didn’t have to use the brakes as often. On twistier roads, the truck felt planted and confident. All in all, the truck feels more precise and significantly more modern than the GMT900-based trucks.
On this drive, we recorded fuel economy, knowing that the drive would be a mix of hill climbs and traffic plus some open stretches on the highway. The average fuel economy indicator on the driver information screen showed 17.2 mpg, but we’re fairly skeptical of that reading in any truck. Our own fuel-economy test proved the truck’s gauge wrong: the truck got 17.6 mpg on that tank.
So, what makes the Sierra different from the Silverado? As you can see, the styling is dramatically different, more so than ever before. Items like the LEDs below the headlights, the chrome accents under the windows, and the black trim on the fenders aren’t available in the Silverado. Inside, there are more premium materials than in the Silverado. For example, the pieces that look like metal are—there are real aluminum touches, which aren’t offered in the Silverado. Neither is the soft-touch dash that is part of the Sierra’s pleasantly modernized cabin (and is standard on mid-level trucks). And the trucks only have one wheel design in common.
There are bigger differentiators when you look at trim levels and packaging. There is no longer a truck called the “work truck” or WT. Models are now Sierra, SLE, SLT, and Denali (later this year). When it comes to standard equipment, there are no longer any exact apples-to-apples comparisons with the Silverado’s trim levels. There is now more separation between the two.
That’s good for both divisions of GM because it’ll keep both groups of buyers happy. Thanks to careful market research, GMC knows its buyers are different from Silverado buyers. We expect they will be happy with this truck. If someone wants the basic elements that both trucks share, plus the looks of the Chevy, they can get the Silverado, but those who like the differences in styling inside and out, the upscale materials, and the unique styling will gravitate to the GMC. GMC is the second GM brand by sales volume behind Chevrolet, and this truck should keep them firmly in that spot.

Courtesy of Truck Trend

Monday, June 3, 2013

Way to go, Gem! Another 5-star review!

"Gem was very thorough in explaining all of the options available for me. I was on a tight time schedule and Gem was very accommodating to my needs. He has a good knowledge of the vehicles and demonstrated all of the functions." -FJS

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Here’s your Car Care Tip of the Week: How to Safely Cross a Flooded Road!

Do not drive in water higher than the air intake, which is typically on the front side fender. Pick an area where the flow of water is slow and enter at an angle to cut down on the surface area of the vehicle being pushed against by the stream. Enter gently but with enough speed to cause a bow wave, which pushes the water forward, creating a shallower area, and ford at a constant speed.