• Look Out 2012, Here Comes 2013

    Well folks, we’ve reached the final weekend of 2012. A year that included the United States of America being introduced to the Chevy Spark, the release of the final line of Chevy Avalanche, the Detroit Tigers making the world series, Megatron breaking Jerry Rice’s receiving yardage record, the unveiling of the new look Silverado, Buick’s newest member, the Encore, has begun production, and so much more. With all that we think it’s fair to say 2012 has been a pretty good year.

    But what can we expect from 2013? Well, if history has taught us anything, it won’t be more of the same. All we can do is to expect the unexpected.

    So, be on the look out for more innovative features and designs from Buick and Chevrolet (Corvette C7? Buick Grand National?).

    And don’t forget, College Chevrolet Buick is changing things up for 2013, too. Our new look showroom and service center will be completed next year! As always we’re working to provide you with the best customer service experience possible, so if you have anything you want to share don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @CollegeChevy, for unique special offers and event information. And if you had an experience at College Chevrolet Buick that you’d like to share, review us on our Google+ page.

    Happy New Year Everyone!

  • The Detroit Lions Face Off Against St. Louis Rams in the Season Opener

    It’s September, and here at College Chevrolet Buick, we all know what that means: it’s football season, and more importantly, it’s Lions season. The Detroit Lions will be facing off against the St. Louis Rams this Sunday, September 9, with kickoff at 1 p.m. The Lions will have the home field advantage at Ford Field.

     

    The last time the two teams met was back in 2010 when the Lions destroyed the Rams with a crushing blow of 44-6. The Rams are coming off a 2-14 season while the Lions finished second in the NFC North last season with a 10-6 record. Even so, the Lions are still fully preparing for battle, as the Rams have changed up the roster with over 30 new players and a new coach, Jeff Fisher. Starting the season on the road is always difficult, and with the Rams facing an explosive Lions offense, featuring the receiver known as Megatron, or Calvin Johnson, things become that much more difficult.

    Jim Schwartz, head coach of the Lions, recognized the adversity he will face against Fisher this Sunday: “[Jeff Fisher’s] teams are always tough. They’re always physical. They’re always well prepared. Traditionally they’ve always run the ball very well. But they’re adaptable. There were times in Tennessee where Eddie George was going to carry it 40 times a game. There was times when Steve McNair was going to throw it 40 times a game. Good coaching in the NFL is being able to adapt to your personnel and the situation that comes up. I think that’s probably the hallmark of what Jeff did. You can’t be around for 17 years unless you adjust and change. Run and shoot didn’t last 17 years, 46 defense didn’t last 17 years; you have to be able to adjust and change with personnel, within times, all those different things. He’s certainly done that.”

    So who will take first blood this season? College Chevrolet Buick is counting on the Lions to bring victory to Michigan, but the fight to get there will most definitely be tough.

     

  • Cruze Offers the Safest Cruise Around

    The Chevy Cruise is known for its elegant style, its advanced technology, and its exceptional fuel efficiency. Most important to Chevrolet, however, is safety, and the Chevy Cruze delivers. It was named a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and received a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score in safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    But what makes the Cruze so safe? Well, for starters, it features an outstanding ten airbags. No other car in the Cruze’s class comes with more. You may be scratching your head, wondering how a car could even fit ten airbags, but rest assured, it is the intelligent design and placement of these airbags that will seriously decrease accident fatalities. The Cruze features frontal and knee airbags for both front seats, as well as side-impact seat-mounted airbags for the driver, front passengers, and outbound rear passenger seats. Also in the Cruze are roof rail head-curtain airbags, deploying inside the vehicle on the side of the collision.

     

    In addition to the airbags, the Cruze also features roof crush resistance that goes above and beyond federal requirements, as well as a high-strength steel safety cage. Equipped with StabiliTrak, the Cruze offers traction control in the event that the driver has difficulty maneuvering the vehicle in emergency situations and in slippery road conditions. Finally, the Cruze comes with OnStar, which features an automatic crash response, getting emergency vehicles to you even faster.

    Stop on over at College Chevrolet Buick and check out the Chevy Cruze today, because nothing matters more than the safety of you and your family.

     

    Image(s) courtesy of ®General Motors

  • Cruise on Down to the Woodward Dream Cruise

    August 18 marks this year’s annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit on Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway. Chevrolet is sponsoring this day devoted to all things automotive. The Dream Cruise is the world’s largest single-day celebration of car culture with more than 1.5 million visitors and over 50,000 muscle cars just waiting to be gawked at.

    The day is full of exciting activities. Some of the more notable ones include the Cruise in Shoes 5K walk that kicks off the morning, the life-size Corvette timeline that celebrates the 60-year history of the world’s finest sports car, and the Corvette-inspired graffiti mural that noted artist, Shades, will be painting throughout the day.

     

     

    So pack your bags and take the whole family on a vacation even your car will enjoy. You can even make a whole week of it. The festivities started today, but every day of the week promises something different but exciting for all types of car lovers and their families—parades, live music, play zones for the kids, and, of course, lots and lots of cars.

    Make sure you check in at the Corvette Timeline on Foursquare.

    Visit the Woodward Dream Cruise page for details at https://www.facebook.com/WoodwardDreamCruise!

     

    Image(s) courtesy of © General Motors

  • Celebrities Celebrate the Luxury of Buicks

    What do Ving Rhames, Marisa Miller, Peyton Manning, and Shaq all have in common? If you said that they are famous—well, okay, yes, you’re right. But that’s not what we were going for. These beloved celebrities all have appeared in a recent advertising campaign for Buick, featuring cars such as the Verano and the Enclave.

    By no means is the fact that the celebrities are in the commercial a reason to go out and drive a Buick. They are just there to catch our attention. It is the affordable luxury of the Buick that really hits the nail on the head. The celebs make sure to point out that the Buicks have features such as power liftgates and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist, as well as OnStar Turn-by-Turn navigation and all-new IntelliLink features. Plus, Marisa Miller makes sure to point out how good the cars look.

     

    Stop by College Chevrolet Buick today and check out the wide selection of its sleek new models, including the Verano, Regal, and LaCrosse sedans and the Enclave and Encore crossovers. Chances are, if even Shaq can fit into a Buick, then a Buick has definitely got to be a good fit for you.

     

    Image(s) courtesy of © General Motors

  • How Confident Is Chevrolet?

    How would you like to buy a brand new Chevrolet, keep it for a few months, and if you’re not absolutely thrilled with your new Chevy, return it and use your money back guarantee? Not a bad idea right? But a car dealership couldn’t possibly offer something like this, right? Well, at College Chevrolet Buick that’s exactly what we’re offering!

    Starting July 10th and lasting through September 4, 2012 customers purchasing new 2012/2013 Chevy’s will eligible for the “Love It or Return It” option as part of the Chevy Confidence program. The kind folks at Chevrolet have decided that maybe a 20 minute test drive isn’t enough. So they’ve agreed to let you test out the new Chevy of your choice for 60 days. If you don’t love it your new Chevy vehicle bring it back within 60 days, without any damage and under 4,000 miles, and get your money back.

    But what about the price? Confidence isn’t just about making sure you love your new Chevy, so we want to make it easy to buy your new vehicle. As part of the the Chevy Confidence program we now have Total Confidence pricing. New 2012 models can be purchased with amazingly low, No-Haggle pricing, taking away the some of the stress on the buying process.

    Chevrolet’s commitment to outstanding customer care and confidence in our Chevrolet vehicles last forever, but the Chevy Confidence program is only last for limited time. Stop by College Chevy soon and check out all our full line of Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs!

     

     

    Image(s) courtesy of © General Motors

  • 2012 Diamonds & Dreams

    College Chevrolet Buick is participating in Chevrolet’s 2012 Diamonds and Dreams program promoting youth baseball.

    Youth baseball is a great way to get kids outside, practicing good sportsmanship, and an excellent way to make lifelong friends and memories.

    Chevrolet Diamonds & Dreams program has granted makeovers to more than 25 community baseball fields nationwide.

    In addition to the field makeover, winners will also receive $1,000. Find out more about Chevrolet’s Diamonds and Dreams program on our Facebook Page.

    Here’s a video from the Diamonds and Dreams program rebuilding a field in Detroit, MI. Check out how Chevrolet workers, volunteers, and kids changed revamped Jayne Field.

     

     

    Video courtesy of Chevrolet via YouTube