• Great Car-Related Gifts for Mother’s Day

    car-related gifts for Mother’s Day

    If you’re trying to think of the perfect Mother’s Day gift, we’re here to help! If your mother, mother-in-law, or wife is a car fanatic, then we’re here with some suggestions for a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

    Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit

    If your mom is a do-it-yourself person, this complete car care kit is the perfect gift. It includes microfiber wash mitts, a liquid wax, and everything else your mom needs to make her car look like new.

    Neonetics Cars and Motorcycles Corvette C6 Neon Wall Clock

    Chevy Corvettes hold a special place in many car-lovers’ hearts, and if your mom loves Corvettes, she’ll love this clock. It has distinct Corvette branding and a bright, neon outline.

    Cargo Management Systems

    Additional cargo space always helps! You can check out Chevy accessories like the GearONTM Cargo Management System or Roof Rack Cross Rail Packages. Buick offers plenty of cargo accessories, too, like Roof Rack Cross Rail Packages or an Integrated Cargo Liner.

    Assist Steps

    Assist steps are the perfect addition to large vehicles. Molded Assist Steps as well as Rectangular Assist Steps can be added to the Buick Envision and Buick Enclave, while Round Assist Steps and Off-Road Step Bars are perfect for Chevy vehicles.

    Spar. Saa Inverted Umbrella

    This inverted umbrella has a comfortable c-shaped handle, and, best of all, won’t get the car’s interior wet! The wet layer of the umbrella folds into the dry layer when you close it, keeping everything dry!

    If you want to get the mother in your life the ultimate car-related gift for Mother’s Day, bring her into College Chevrolet Buick and let her take her pick from the hottest vehicles we have in our showroom.

  • Tips on Driving Safely in the Rain

    Tips on Driving Safely in the Rain in Albion, MIWhile we all love that April showers bring May flowers, spring rains can make driving a bit less pleasant. Rain can reduce visibility and traction on the road, but there’s no reason to worry — with a few simple spring driving practices, you’ll be all set. Here are some tips on driving safely in the rain.

    • Check windshield wiper blades and tires before hitting the road: If your windshield wipers are damaged from winter’s snow and ice, you should replace them, as damaged blades can streak and reduce visibility. You should also check your tires and make sure they have adequate tread depth, as this will help you maintain traction and control on the road.
    • Drive more slowly and increase your following distance: Travelling at lower speeds makes hydroplaning less likely, so it’s important to slow down when there’s water on the road. You should also avoid hard braking, quick turns, and increase your following distance from the car in front of you.
    • Stay calm if your car skids: If your car skids, you will want to stay calm and continue steering your vehicle in the direction you want it to travel. You should also avoid slamming on the brakes, as this decreases your control and stability on the road.

    For all of your spring maintenance needs, bring your vehicle into College Chevrolet Buick and let our expert technicians take care of you.

     

  • Chevy Builds Full-Size LEGO® Chevrolet Silverado

    LEGO Chevrolet SilveradoChevrolet unveiled a very special treat at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in January. In celebration of the Silverado’s appearance in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” which hit theaters in February, Chevy built the first ever full-size LEGO® Chevrolet Silverado.

    The LEGO® Silverado, which is an exact copy of the 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss, was built in partnership with students from the FIRST LEGO® League from the Oxford Community School and the World in Motion Program from Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary.

    The project took 2,000 hours, 334,544 LEGO® pieces, and the work of eighteen LEGO® Master Builders to complete, and even has working lights. It weighs 3,307 pounds and measures six feet high, 20 feet long, and 8 feet wide.

    Chevrolet has partnered with LEGO® since the 2017 release of The LEGO® Batman Movie for which Chevy built a life-size LEGO® Batmobile. The Batmobile was revealed at the 2017 NAIAS and was also made by builders from A World in Motion and the FIRST LEGO® League, along with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community.

    Chevrolet is proud to partner with the LEGO® movie series, which always incorporates themes of teamwork, determination, family, community, and creativity. To see the real Silverado up close and in person, stop into College Chevrolet Buick.

  • Chevrolet Shows Off New Truck with Silverado Marketing Campaign

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is completely redesigned and better than ever. This is big news and Chevrolet wants to share it with the world. That is why it has crafted an extensive Silverado marketing campaign that covers nearly every type of media.

    To begin, Chevrolet produces three new digital spots to showcase the versatility of the new Silverado. “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll” shows how the Silverado can work with nearly every lifestyle. Next, the “Official Truck of Real People” shows how everyday people put the Silverado to work. Finally, “Tailgates” show the evolution of the Chevy truck over the last 100 years.

    You may have also caught a glimpse of the Silverado “breaking through” the packaging on 7.1 million Amazon packages. Amazon customers can also have their packages delivers straight to their Silverado through the Amazon Key In-Car Delivery program.

    If you love magazines, the Silverado got some great coverage on the front cover designs of some big names, including ESPN, GQ, Motor Trend, Bon Appetit, Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Texas Monthly, Southern Living, and Sports Illustrated.

    Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, said, “Leveraging all the available channels — traditional and new — along with unique partnerships and integrations allows us to reach both traditional truck buyers and potential new customers who may be drawn to the versatility and lifestyle that comes with owning a pickup truck.”

    If you’re looking for a capable, stylish, and powerful new pickup, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is up for grabs and ready to test-drive at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle

    New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle in Albion, MIIt’s that time of year again — the time to make some New Year’s resolutions! If you want to focus on making your vehicle cleaner or staying on top of its health, the following are some of the easiest goals you can set for your vehicle in 2019.

    Wash and polish

    Be sure you clean your car regularly, inside and out. Exterior car washes help protect your car’s finish, as does polishing it afterwards. Be sure to keep the inside clean by vacuuming seats regularly and wiping down your dashboard and other surfaces.

    Practice good driving habits

    Make a vow to be gentler on your car this year. Practice good driving habits, such as gradually accelerating from stop lights instead of ramming the gas pedal and coasting into a full stop instead of slamming on the brakes. These steps will help prolong your vehicle’s life and reduce wear and tear overall.

    Make regular maintenance visits

    Regular maintenance is essential in prolonging the life of your vehicle. Don’t skip out on a maintenance visit simply because you think your car is “fine.” Our service department at College Chevrolet Buick can help you with all of your routine visits. You can find a suggested timeline of maintenance in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

    Check your tires

    Check your tires in the upcoming year — regularly. Be sure that your vehicle’s tire pressure is always optimum, and regularly check for signs of extensive wear and tear. While newer tires can last much longer, you’ll still want to make sure that they’re holding up. If not, we’ll help you swap them out for new tires!

    For all of your vehicle’s New Year’s needs, stop into the service department at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • 2019 COPO Camaro Celebrates a Half-Century of Excellence

    CamaroChevrolet is bringing a classic back to life for the modern age with the launch of the 2019 COPO Camaro. The new 2019 COPO Camaro will only be offered in a run of 69 units to celebrate the year in which the COPO Camaro was first created, as well as the total of the original run, making it one of the most covetable and desirable vehicles of its kind on the market today.

     

    The 2019 COPO Camaro will be powered by an LSX-based 350 engine paired with a 2.65-liter Magnuson supercharger, a 302-cubic-inch engine, or a LSX-based 427 racing engine, and it will feature a unique front-end design that helps set it apart from the conventional Camaro. It will be offered with a COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition package that will include an orange engine block, chrome valve covers, and a black high-rise intake manifold.

     

    “Chevrolet is proud to celebrate 50 years of the COPO Camaro legacy,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It’s one of the most enduring legacies in drag racing, with a powerful past and fast future.”

     

    You’ll need to register at www.chevrolet.com/performance/copo-camaro for your shot at one of just 69 new COPO Camaros, but the odds are likely not in your favor. If you want a no-less-impressive performance car that can be had much more easily, stop into College Chevy Buick and check out our selection of new Chevy Camaros.

  • Meet the Team: John Williams

    This month, we’d like to highlight John Williams! He has been with us for 50 years – If you’re looking for a dealership with experience, we’ve got you covered! He was born and raised here in Albion, and currently resides here as well. College Chevrolet Buick is the perfect place for John to work because he sincerely enjoys meeting and interacting with different people.

    When not at work, you’ll find John fishing, bowling, spending time with his grand kids, barbecuing or tinkering with antique cars. You may also find him cheering on the Detroit Tigers. His favorite television shows include Law and Order and 60 Minutes.

    Currently, John drives a few different cars including a GMC 1500, Pontiac G6, and a Mercedes Kompressor. His favorite vehicle of all time is a 1966 Chevelle SS 396 (sharp!). His favorite Chevy vehicle is a Chevy Camaro and his favorite Buick is a Regal. John says that the Chevrolet Corvette matches his personality best and the worst car that he’s ever driven was a 1955 Ford because nothing worked on it, but it ran!

    We would love for you to stop by and say “Hello!” to John. We’re so thankful that he has been a part of our team for so long.

  • Tips on How to Transport a Christmas Tree

    Tips on How to Transport a Christmas TreeChristmas trees are a staple of the holiday season that kids love, and nothing beats the wonderful scent of pine that fills up your home when you bring home a real tree. But getting it home can be tricky, so we’ve put together some tips on how to transport a Christmas tree that will keep you and your car safe.

    Supplies

    Always bring with you a tarp or blanket, work gloves, and bungee cords or something else to strap the tree down to your roof. This is the easiest way to transport a tree home without getting your interior covered in sap and stay needles, especially if you have a small vehicle.

    Cover the roof

    Lay down the tarp on the roof — you don’t want sap getting stuck to your paint job and drying in the cold. Secure it as best you can to keep it from flapping around and obscuring visibility while you drive.

    Positioning the tree

    Load the tree onto the roof with the trunk facing the front of the car, and make sure it’s positioned in the center of the car to help it stay stable while you drive.

    Make sure you’re wearing thick gloves when handling a tree! Pine needles are called needles for a reason, and the bark can rough up your hands too.

    Securing the tree

    Wrap your bungee cord or rope around the tree first, then pull it through your roof rails to secure it. If you don’t have roof rails, you can secure it to the inside of your car through the windows.

    Why not start your holiday shopping early by getting yourself a little something nice, like a new SUV or truck from College Chevrolet Buick? They’re perfect for transporting your Christmas tree.

     

  • Meet the Team: Albert Golden

    Al GoldenMeet Albert Golden, a new member of the College Chevrolet Buick team! He’s been with us for 2 months and so far his favorite part has been meeting new people. He loves to be a part of the excitement of helping customers find the perfect new car. Albert is from Flint, but currently resides in Ypsilanti.

    Albert’s dream car is a Mclaren F1. He currently drives a 2015 Buick LaCrosse and his all-time favorite car was his Honda S2000. Albert believes that the Chevy Corvette matches his personality best. He claims that the worst car that he’s ever driven is a Chrysler New Yorker.

    When not selling cars, you’ll find Albert watching University of Michigan football and auto racing. Speaking of sports, Albert enjoys watching ESPN in his free time and his favorite sports team is anything University of Michigan.

    We would love for you to stop by and meet one of our newest Sales Consultants, Albert Golden! We know that Albert would love to help you find the perfect new vehicle!

  • What’s Your Story: Maara Puckett

    MyWhat's Your Story name is Maara Puckett and I am a mother of 4 boys. I am one of the newer members of the College Chevrolet Buick family in Albion. Since 2011 I have groomed, trained, and been a handler in boarding and Day Cares for K9’s. I always assumed I would have a career based around dogs of all breeds. I have had a passion for animals since I was young.

    Test driving a truck at College Chevy, changed my life. In May of 2018, I saw a truck online located at College Chevy. I came in to look at it and immediately took it on a test drive. While doing my finance application and talking about food (I love food), the finance manager jokingly asked me if I wanted a job. I laughed and declined.  When I realized that my seasonal work through Jackson County was coming to an end, I called College to ask if they were serious about the job offer, they said “Yes!”. While working at College Chevy, I found a passion that I didn’t even know I had.  I not only got into the truck I wanted, but I also acquired a new extended family with all of my new teammates.

    They sold me a truck and made my overall experience an unforgettable one. Now they are stuck with me for good!