Archive for February 27, 2014

J.D. Power Ranks Buick Among Most Dependable Car Brands

The quest for quality and reliability is an ongoing endeavor at Buick, but every once in a while it’s nice to get some recognition.

Buick Among Most Dependable Car Brands

2014 Buick LaCrosse – Available at College Chevrolet Buick!

In the latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, Buick was ranked as the fifth most reliable brand in the country, a flat improvement from last year and placing the automaker far ahead of other American luxury brands like Lincoln.

J.D. Power’s 2014 study tracks 2011 model year vehicles in the third year of ownership, ensuring that it doesn’t inappropriately jump to conclusions about the reliability of more modern vehicles. The Buick Lucerne took the lead for the fourth consecutive year in the Large Car segment while the Buick LaCrosse came in 2nd in the Midsize Car category.

“Buick customers today cite their top reasons for purchase as overall quality, exterior style, and value,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing. “Retaining a focus on quality is at the core of every model we bring to market.”

Chevrolet also had a great showing with the Volt taking the win in the Compact Car segment and the Camaro doing the same in the Midsize Sporty Car segment. Come find all of these vehicles at College Chevy Buick!

A Bitter Winter Causes Drivers to use their RemoteLink App

RemoteLink App

OnStar Available on the 2014 Chevy Cruze

Is it just us or has this winter been especially frigid? In a town like Albion, Michigan, we are accustomed to long bitter winters, but this one may be one of the worst! Thankfully many GM vehicle owners have the option of starting and heating up their cars from inside their warm toasty house.

Many Chevrolet drivers are using the RemoteLink App through OnStar® to make sure their car is warmed up and ready to go when they are. On its record-setting day, January 7th, the RemoteLink App was used more than 200,000 times across all General Motors brands. During the entire month of January, the RemoteLink App was used almost 3 million times, 55% of those requests were for remote start.

The RemoteLink App is not just used for remote start. This innovative app can give you on-demand vehicle diagnostic information and directions. If you are using OnStar® in your GM vehicle, be sure to look into downloading this app for your smartphone.

To learn more about vehicles available with OnStar® and RemoteLink capabilities, stop by our dealership near Jackson, Michigan. We look forward to seeing you (and Spring) soon at College Chevrolet Buick!

All-Around Good Buy: Three Buick Models Earn 5-Year Cost to Own Award

5-Year Cost to Own Award

2014 Buick Verano

So you found one of our great deals for a new Buick; but you, like the responsible car buyer you are, find yourself wondering how much it will actually cost to own your new Buick after you autograph all the paperwork. We at College Chevrolet Buick have some good news that will put a quick end to your research and get you behind the wheel of your new vehicle: Three Buick models earned Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award for 2014.

The 2014 Buick Verano was named the least expensive car to own for the entry-level luxury car segment. The Encore earned the award for the luxury compact SUV/crossover category, and the Enclave won among competitors in the luxury full-size SUV/crossover class.

5-Year Cost to Own Award

2014 Buick Enclave

“Buick puts the customer first, not only offering a great portfolio of vehicles, but maintaining quality and dependability long after the vehicle is purchased,” said Tony DiSalle, Buick’s vice president of marketing.

Kelley Blue Book calculates cost to own values taking into account depreciation as well as recurring expenses like gas, insurance, and financing fees.

Now you can head to College Chevrolet Buick assured you’re getting a good deal today and for years to come.

Malcolm Smith Presented with a New Chevy Silverado

Malcolm Smith Presented with a New Chevy Silverado

2014 Chevy Silverado

The Seattle Seahawks came to Super Bowl XLVIII ready to play and it showed with their 43 – 8 victory over the Denver Broncos. A media panel and fan vote on www.superbowl.com determined Malcom Smith, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, the most valuable player of Sunday’s game.

With this award, Smith was presented with a new Chevy Silverado, but not just any Silverado, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country, the official MVP vehicle of Super Bowl XLVIII. Smith was also presented with the Pete Rozelle Trophy (named after Alvin Ray “Pete” Rozelle who is accredited with making the NFL into one of the most successful sports leagues in the world). Smith was recognized for his excellent efforts in not only the Super Bowl game, but in past games this season.

The Chevrolet High Country features 20-inch chrome wheels, all weather tires, a chrome grill, halogen projector headlamps, chrome body side moldings, and chrome door handles and mirrors.

Want to drive a Chevrolet High Country just like the MVP of the Super Bowl? Come over to College Chevy in Albion, Michigan. We have a High Country Silverado available for you to test drive. Give us a call at (517) 680-4284 to set up a test drive today!