If you’ve visited our website recently, you’ve probably noticed a little addition to the homepage: the customer testimonials page! We receive so much feedback here at DeVoe Buick GMC in our sales and services departments, and wanted to share some with you. We can’t thank you enough for the reviews and encouragement. You are the reason why we do what we do. We love walking the car lot with you, answering questions, and helping you find the car that suits you best. So again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your encouraging words, and we look forward to serving you for another 40 years!
You may have seen a recent GMC commercial featuring the song “Two Story House” by a Mr. George Jones. In a nutshell, this commercial is a time-lapse of sorts, displaying GMC vehicles in front of a nice country house in three different phases: planning, construction, and living. Now, we understand this commercial is just a cute 30-second clip and you may not get too much out of it, but we’ve realized something through this commercial. The engineers at GMC have created a vehicle for every lifestyle out there. Whether you’re a soccer mom shuttling the kids around in an Acadia, or a construction worker driving a Sierra 3500HD Denali to and from the worksite, GMC had you and your needs in mind when they developed the GMC fleet. Swing by DeVoe Buick GMC if you want to check out the entire fleet for yourself.
And if you wanted to see the commerical for yourself, here it is. Enjoy!
One of the most dangerous hazards out their driving on the road with you is actually yourself! Last year, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) falling asleep while driving caused 100,000 reported crashes. Those crashes resulted in 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries.
Our goal, here at DeVoe Buick GMC, is not only to provide you reliable new and used vehicles, but also to help you stay safe on the road. We recently found an article in the New York Daily News that highlighted some very useful tips to fight off fatigue when you are behind the wheel.
- When you feel sleeping taking over, don’t try to fight it; pull over for a quick refresher nap or switch drivers if you have people with you.
- If you are going on a road trip, take people with you! Having company to play road games, to talk to or even to share the driving responsibilities with is a huge help.
- Make sure you have some extra cash in case you need to stop off at a hotel for the night.
- Pack snacks for your long drive, but avoid eating heavy meals.
- Try to drive at times when you would normally be awake.
- Stop at rest areas to take a break and refresh. Many of them offer drinks or snacks and sometimes have great scenic views.
Next time you head out on the road, make sure you are well rested and keep these tips in mind.
Last week in our blog we posted a video about the all new 2013 Buick Encore Luxury Crossover. This video, which can be seen if you scroll down to the next blog, featured the fine craftsmanship, luxurious details, and huge storage space in the Encore. But what it didn’t mention is the fuel efficiency of this new crossover.
Just yesterday, GM announced that the Encore, with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and a combined 28 mpg fuel economy, is the most fuel-efficient crossover from a domestic automaker. In other words, the Buick Encore comes in with a better combined fuel economy than the competition – the Ford Escape (combined 26 mpg) and the Jeep Compass (combined 25 mpg).
This really shouldn’t come as any surprise considering the Encore was designed from the start to be a market leader in fuel efficiency. For example, the Encore is designed to run on regular gasoline instead of premium fuel, unlike the Compass and Escape. In addition, Buick engineers developed the structure of the Encore is such a way that it would be both safer and lighter, and thus more fuel efficient.
Jim Danahy, the vehicle chief engineer, sums it up best. “Right from its inception, Encore was designed to offer customers the safety and comfort expected of any Buick, but with an added emphasis on space and fuel efficiency. We did things like specify one optimized wheel and tire package to ensure that every customer has the best driving experience possible.”
The 2013 Buick Encore will be available at DeVoe Buick GMC in early 2013.
The stylish 2013 Buick Encore is changing the game when it comes to luxury crossover SUV’s. No longer are Buick’s just for your grandparents to get across town a few times a week. Featuring Intellilink and USB connectivity, these finely crafted pieces of machinery are on the cutting edge.
Check out the all new 2013 Buick Encore in the video below.
We’re excited for its arrival early next year. Give us a call at 877-208-2963 for more details, or swing by our local Naples dealership to speak with one of our friendly dealers.
At the reveal of the 2013 Buick Enclave, Buick’s VP of Marketing Tony DiSalle had a few words to say about how far the Enclave has come over the years. According to DiSalle, “We sold more Enclaves last year than we ever have before. That told us that consumers are continuing to discover this wonderful vehicle.” Di Salle goes on to say, “The 2013 Enclave is absolutely gorgeous. You can see the sophisticated elegant exterior and beautiful sculptured design, evolving the design that really brought the renaissance of the Buick brand home with the introduction of the first Enclave 5 years ago.” Check out the video below to see it for yourself:
Unless you drive a fully electric car, or a car that runs on vegetable oil, chances are you’re always looking for ways to save gas. I know I am always looking to improve my gas mileage. And yes, even though things like combining trips or carpooling will save you gas (obviously), we wanted to share a few things that you can do to your car right now that will help you get the most out of your gas tank.
First thing you should do is check your tire pressure. If your tires are not filled up to the proper level, you could be decreasing your miles per gallon more than you might think. See, under-inflated tires cause more rolling resistance, and more rolling resistance means more gas. Check your owner’s manual and get some air in your tires.
Next, get any unnecessary weight out of your car. All that junk in your trunk is weighing your car down and causing you to get less MPG. Perhaps it’s time to start leaving the golf clubs in the garage.
Finally, check your air filter. This may not be the first thing you think of when you’re thinking of ways to increase MPG, but a clogged filter limits air flow to the engine, thus decreasing miles per gallon. However, this is a quick fix. All you have to do is remove the air filer, hold it up to the sun, and if you can’t see any sunlight, then it’s time for a new filter. Simple as that.
See how easy that is to increase your MPG? If you have any questions about anything you just read, feel free to stop by the DeVoe Buick GMC service center and talk with one of our certified technicians about some other easy ways you can save gas.
Thank you so much for swinging by! All of us here at DeVoe are excited to have a revamped blog up on our site and hope you are too.
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Now, in an effort to start things off right, let’s see what Shaq has to say about Buick. Enjoy!