• Employee Spotlight: Ben Snyder

    Ben Snyder
    Ben Snyder

    Ben Snyder is the Internet Manager here at College Chevrolet Buick and a graduate of Kalamazoo College. He’s been with us for almost a year and has been working in the auto industry for 5 years. Ben was born in Aurora, Colorado but was raised right here in Albion.

    Ben’s all-time dream car is the Batmobile, because well, who wouldn’t want to drive the Batmobile? He currently drives a Buick LaCrosse and a Chevy Equinox. His favorite car (which also happens to be the worst car he’s ever driven) was his ’91 Chevy Cavalier. The trunk leaked, the roof was caved in, the windshield was cracked, the brakes were soft, and it smelled terrible, but it was Ben’s introduction to freedom! Ben’s favorite Chevy vehicle is the upcoming 50th Anniversary 2017 Chevy Camaro. He says that if he were a car, he would be a 2016 Chevy Silverado High Country. Ben says he’s large and in charge on the outside, but comfortable and thoughtful on the inside – much like the truck!

    When not hard at work as our Internet Manager, Ben enjoys spending time with his kids. He has a 2-year-old and a 9-year old that love to play with Play-Doh and Legos. He also enjoys watching Michigan sports (GO BLUE!) and also enjoys Game of Thrones.

    His favorite part about working here at College Chevrolet Buick is the people. He thinks we have the best staff around (which we do!) and the customers make it fun to come into work every day! Stop by our dealership and say “Hello” to our teammate Ben the next time you’re out and about!

  • Buick Aims to Transform Road Trips with 4G LTE OnStar Capable Vehicles

    4G LTE OnStar capable vehicles
    Buick LaCrosse

    If you’re looking to take a late summer road trip, stop by and check out our inventory here at College Chevrolet Buick before you do—because Buick is looking to completely transform the way an American family takes a road-trip. If you remember the days when you had to pack the backseat full of cumbersome toys just to keep the kids entertained, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief—thanks to the 4G LTE OnStar capable vehicles in the current Buick lineup. These vehicles, like the 2015 Buick LaCrosse, allow you to set up your route, follow navigation, and even connect up to seven mobile devices to the car’s Wi-Fi spot at once.

    “Road trips today are greatly changed from the ones we took with our families 20, 10 or even five years ago,” said John McFarland, director, Global Connected Customer. “Navigation alone makes choosing stops much easier, and now with built-in connectivity, travelers have an abundance of information and entertainment at their fingertips.”

    Other Buick vehicles will soon follow the LaCrosse down the 4G LTE path, helping your family stay connected, not just to each other, but to the outside world, from any and all summer road trip destinations. You can still pack trunks full of swimsuits, clothes, and the like—but leave those unwieldy toys at home. Buick’s got you covered.


  • Rearview Camera: Standard on your New Buick

    Rearview Camera
    2014 Buick LaCrosse – Available at College Chevrolet Buick

    As drivers, we have become accustomed to the luxuries and comforts of new vehicles. Power windows, OnStar, and air conditioning are features we have become very familiar with during the last 20 years along with countless others. For the 2015 model year, Buick is adding rearview camera to its long list of standard features!

    Rear view cameras are relatively new to the auto industry, but ever since their debut they have been increasingly popular. Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst for Kelley Blue Book says “While they’re not standard on every car, yet, it’s rare to operate a new vehicle without them. The increased confidence these cameras provide make them a must-have feature.”

    As you can see, Buick is committed to providing a safe driving experience. The Encore (all-wheel drive), Enclave, LaCrosse, Verano and Regal have all been awarded a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety by the NHTSA. Every Buick model comes standard with OnStar telematics system for 6-months.

    If you would like to learn more about the Buick lineup, stop by our dealership located near Battle Creek, Michigan. The team at College Chevrolet Buick will be happy to show you all of Buick’s interior and exterior features. Give us a call at (517) 680-4284 to schedule an appointment with us today!

  • 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!

  • Buick Spring Line

    The New York International Auto Show begins March 29th and will be the first chance for the public to get up close and personal with the newest Buicks.

    Early this week Buick announced updates to the 2014 LaCrosse and 2014 Regal.

    Both Buick Regal and LaCrosse will introduce a multitude of new safety features, including rear cross traffic, lane change, side blind zone, and forward collision alerts, in addition to lane departure warning.

    The exterior has also been tweaked on these two models for 2014. Regal will feature new front and rear styling enhancement to the LED daytime running lamps and LED taillamps. LaCrosse also made changes to the LED lighting with wing-shaped taillamps.

    Along with new safety features the 2014 Buick LaCrosse will also have an added interior option, the Ultra Luxury Interior Package. This package features sangria seating color with ebony accents and semi-aniline leather seats and trim. Truly an elegant display.


    On the 2014 Buick Regal Turbo expect more power. Regal Turbo is equipped with a new 2.0L turbo engine pumping out 18 percent more horsepower.


    College Chevrolet Buick looks forward to seeing these luxurious beauties on our lot in the summer, so make sure you stop by for a glance and a test drive 🙂