2017 Buick Models Safer Than Ever

2017 Buick ModelsThere are a lot of reasons why you should call a Buick “yours,” but one of the biggest reasons is top safety. This year, the 2017 Buick models feature more safety than ever.

The 2017 Buick Envision has earned a five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To earn this high score, a vehicle must meet stellar safety requirements, and the Envision certainly does. It didn’t only take home five stars from the NHTSA, it also earned the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the second year in a row.

So, what makes Buicks so safe? It starts with top standard safety technology like radar and ultrasonic sensors that always keep drivers safe and confident. Available features like Forward Collision Alert and Forward Automatic Braking help give the driver an extra hand on the road and help prevent accidents.

The all-new Buick Envision also has features like front crash prevention and high intensity discharge headlights, all which helped it earn the top IIHS safety rating.

“Safety, quality and craftsmanship are designed into every Buick,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing.

No matter what 2017 Buick model you choose, you know that you’ll be getting amazing safety.

Thanksgiving Road Trip Tips

ThanksgivingThanksgiving Day and weekend typically have horrible traffic, so if you’re planning on taking a road trip out of town, it’s important to keep these Thanksgiving road trip tips in mind.

Auto-related deaths on Thanksgiving have generally less to do with drunk driving and more about long distances and heavy traffic. Try to leave early on your trip, since other drivers will be less drowsy and there will be fewer of them on the road, but you should also avoid leaving earlier than you would normally get up in the morning. Driving too early in the morning isn’t any better than driving at night—you’ll still be sleepy and off your game.

Another thing to look out for is stress. The holidays can take a lot out of us, and getting everyone together for a several-hour road trip with the prospect of dealing with relatives isn’t the most exciting. Heavy traffic just increases stress, so you just have to avoid letting it get the better of you and causing you to drive recklessly. And be watchful of other stressed-out drivers!

When packing food and luggage in the car, make sure everything is secured and won’t move. If you do get in a wreck or even just come to a sudden stop and there are heavy, loose items around, it could seriously injure you or a passenger.

Bring plenty of games, handheld devices, audiobooks, and regular books to keep your kids entertained on the trip. Avoid driving after you eat turkey, especially at night—the Tryptophan in turkey makes you drowsy. If you can, stay with your relatives.

2015 Buick Encore Safety Rating Top in Government Crash Testing

2015 Buick Encore

The 2015 Buick Encore Recently Received a 5-Star Rating from the NHTSA

It looks like its vehicles’ appearances aren’t the only things Buick is revamping this year—the American carmaker is also revamping each vehicle’s safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded the 2015 Buick Encore its top 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. With this award, Buick now has one of the safest lineups in the industry, with each vehicle—the Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Enclave, and Encore—earning a 5-Star Overall score.

“Consumers are consistently surprised to discover Encore provides the characteristics they expect in our larger offerings–style, sophistication, connectivity and comfort,” commented Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “NHTSA’s evaluation affirms Encore lives up to Buick’s safety reputation.”

The 2015 Buick Encore safety rating was earned after undergoing a rigorous crash test gauntlet, including front, side, and rollover tests. It also underwent a side pole impact test, which is the NHTSA’s newest assessment.

To see how safe Buick’s lineup truly is, make sure you visit DeVoe Buick GMC and give one of our models a test drive.

2015 Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating Awarded by Federal Government

Buick Regal Five-Star Safety Rating

2015 Buick Regal

The 2015 Buick Regal sedan has been praised by the government for its safety. In fact, the Buick Regal five-star safety rating was recently announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—the arm of the government concerned with vehicle safety.

This rating is based on three different tests: a frontal crash test, in which the Regal scored four stars; a side crash test, which awarded the Regal five stars; and a rollover crash test, which gained another four stars for the Regal.

This rating is for both the front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models of the Buick Regal.

The 2015 Buick Regal comes standard with a rearview camera, six airbags, stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes. Optional features include lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, and side blind zone alert.

The 2015 Buick Regal is already on dealer lots, and we are very excited at DeVoe Buick GMC to be able to offer you a top five-star safety rated vehicle.

How to Use your GPS Legally

How to use your GPS LegallyDid you know that using a GPS while driving can be considered illegal? Well… it depends on when and how you use it. We think that GPSs can save a lot of time and effort which is why we want to educate you on how to use your GPS legally.

According to a recent article by Consumer Reports, the NHTSA reported that 421,000 people were hurt and or died in collisions involving distracted drivers. Some of those accidents occurred while drivers were inputting data or looking at directions on their GPS.

Here are a few tips when using your GPS. You should follow these at all times to remain focused on the road and to refrain from getting a ticket.

  • Choose the right device for you. If you do a lot of commuting where you need a GPS, consider getting a standalone GPS instead of using your smartphone. Smartphones eat data and battery life that you may need later.
  • Get as hands-free as you can. In no state are you allowed to hold a electronic device like a smartphone or GPS while you’re driving. Make sure you program your device for the destination before you take off.
  • Mount your device in the right spot. Don’t let your GPS hinder your ability to see out of the windshield. Try sticking your GPS to the dashboard instead of suctioning it to the windshield. Windshield mounts are illegal in 28 states anyway.

Do you have any GPS tips you would add to this list? Let us know in the comment section below! Happy Travels from DeVoe Buick GMC.