Buick and Audiobooks.com Make Audio Books More Accessible Than Ever

Every 2016 Buick model comes with standard 4G LTE connectivity, making it easy to stay connected, whether that be access to music, social media, navigation, or now, audio books. Buick and Audiobooks.com have announced that Buick owners who are subscribed to the OnStar service will qualify for two free audiobook downloads through the end of next year.

The two free audio books will be available through OnStar’s AtYourService concierge service, which also provides location-based offers and the ability to book hotel rooms through Priceline.com. For 2016 Buick Regal or LaCrosse owners, the service will be provided through the integration of Apple CarPlay.

2016 Buick Regal

2016 Buick Regal – Available now at DeVoe!

“Whether you are a morning commuter listening to the latest business book, a family listening to a book while driving on vacation, or a couple listening to a best seller on a weekend getaway, streaming audiobooks are a great way for drivers to discover a new favorite book while keeping their eyes on the road ahead,” said Ian Small, Audiobooks.com president and COO in a statement. “Now Buick owners can enjoy fresh entertainment content in their vehicles and the first two books are on us.”

Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to learn more about our exciting 2016 lineup, and get access to your two free books!

Buick Named One of J.D. Power’s Most Dependable Brands, Three GMCs Rank Also

2015 Buick LaCrosse

2015 Buick LaCrosse

The latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study ranked Buick as one of the most dependable brands and also ranked three GMC models highest in their segments. Buick jumped up three spots—placing 2nd overall—and GMC was ranked as the 10th most dependable brand.

The GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Terrain ranked highest in their respective segments, bringing about more positive attention for the brand.

Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, said, “The momentum continues at GMC with this recognition. We expect all of our vehicles to perform at the highest level every time a customer gets behind the wheel and this achievement validates our commitment to dependability and reliability.”

In addition to the GMCs, the Buick LaCrosse and Enclave were also ranked highest in their segment. All of this recognition from J.D. Power is a true testament to Buick’s and GMC’s focus on creating vehicles that wow at every level. To experience two of J.D. Power’s most dependable brands, visit us at DeVoe Buick GMC.

 

LaCrosse and Verano: Best Cars for Families

The results are in, and Buick has once again earned the recognition of highly regarded critics. This time, it’s the U.S. News & World Report, which has just published the 2013 Best Cars for Families awards. These awards signify everything a family could need in a new car: quality, space, and family-friendly features. That’s why all of us at Devoe Buick GMC aren’t surprised to find not just one, but two of our favorite Buick models at the top of the list.

The 2013 Buick LaCrosse took home top honors in the Best Full-Size Car for Families category. It offers a luxurious and spacious interior, as well as a powerful V6 engine option. The LaCrosse also received top crash test scores, ensuring the safest option for parents and their children.

The success continued with the 2013 Buick Verano, which won the Best Upscale Small Car for Families award. This sedan has been praised for its luxurious interior, quiet cabin, excellent use of trunk space, and smooth ride—all while offered at a competitive price.

But don’t take our word for it! Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC today and test drive the all-new LaCrosse or the innovative Verano and see which one is perfectly suited to your family’s needs!

Ways to be a Safer Driver

More often than not, we find ourselves getting behind the wheel of our cars without thinking twice about the dangers of the road, or the condition of my car. However, the American Medical Association recently compiled a nice list of things to consider before driving.

  • Plan your trips ahead of time. You may not have time to check traffic and weather conditions, but at the very least, have an idea of where you’re going. Flipping through the directions on your iPhone isn’t exactly the safest thing to do while cruising at 60 mph.
  • Wear your safety belt. It’s so easy to forget this little strap, but it could save your life. And just a side note: no one thinks you’re tougher if you don’t wear a seat belt.
  • Don’t speed. Sure, there may be times where you have to go a few miles per hour above the speed limit to get past that semi, but most of the time it’s a lot safer to just follow the speed limits – they’re there for a reason.
  • Keep enough distance between you and the car ahead of you. For city driving, follow the three second rule. For highway driving, make sure there’s five seconds between you and the driver in front of you.
  • Always double check your blind spots. Don’t just assume there’s nothing behind there.

For more tips on how to be a safer driver, visit the American Medical Association website. And if you’re in the market for a new, safe, fun-to-drive car, swing by DeVoe Buick GMC in Naples, Florida.