• 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.

     

  • 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.