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What’s Kevin Weighman’s Story?

Kevin Weighman - Service Manager

Kevin Weighman - Service Manager

Kevin Weighman is our Service Manager here at College Chevrolet Buick. The service department at our dealership is a large part of our business and we are very lucky to have Kevin running the show with our service customers. He is very knowledgable in the automotive industry with 18 years of experience and 9 years of experience at our dealership.

Kevin is originally from Jackson, MI but now resides in Albion where he enjoys watching and going to sports games, especially his Michigan State Spartans. If Kevin isn’t at or watching a game, you’ll find him hanging out with his children and girlfriend. His favorite TV show at the moment is “House of Cards”, but nothing will compare to his all time favorite, “Deadliest Catch”. What's Your Story

When looking more at the vehicle aspect of his life, Kevin is definitely a truck guy. He currently drives a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado but his favorite car that he’s ever owned was his 2012 2500 HD Duramax. The majority of Kevin’s favorite cars are ones that we have right on our lot, just like his dream car, the Silverado 3500 HD Duramax.

Whether it’s time for a service visit or you need some work done on your car, come say “Hi!” to our very own Kevin Weighman. Nothing is too difficult for our team and Kevin says that watching the technicians work together to solve difficult problems is what makes working at College Chevrolet Buick so great!

Employee Spotlight: Vince Lefere

Vince Lefere

Vince Lefere – Parts Manager

Vince Lefere is the Parts Manager here at College Chevrolet Buick. What does the Parts Manager do? Vince is in charge of overseeing the Parts Department. He monitors purchase trends and parts inventory levels. He also handles customer parts requests. Vince has been working in parts departments since 1983 and has been working here at College Chevrolet Buick for just over 3 years.

Vince is from Jackson, but currently resides in Concord. When not at work, you’ll find him spending time with his family, gardening, or making fountains. His favorite sports team is definitely Michigan (GO BLUE!).

Currently, Vince drives a Chrysler Aspen but his favorite vehicle he’s ever owned was an Eagle Vision. Vince’s favorite vehicle on our lot is the Chevy Silverado, but thinks that the Corvette would match his personality best. Vince’s favorite part about his job is meeting new people and helping customers solve problems. We invite you to stop by and say “Hi!” to Vince Lefere, our Parts Manager!

Employee Spotlight: Lance Waito

Lance Waito

Visit Lance Waito at College Chevy!

This month, we’d like to highlight Lance Waito who does Sales and Inventory Control at our dealership. Lance is an Albion native so he is very familiar with our area. Lance has been a valuable member of our team since 2008. Before his time with us, he spent 13 years in the automotive fastener industry.

When not at the dealership, you can find Lance playing hockey, camping, working as a volunteer firefighter and spending time with his family which is his favorite hobby of all. Lance enjoys cheering on his favorite sports team, the Detroit Red Wings and his favorite TV show is Deadliest Catch.

Currently, Lance drives a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. He even says that his Silverado is his favorite car that he’s ever owned. If he had to choose a favorite Chevy vehicle, he says that he would pick the Suburban. As far as least-favorite cars, he says the worst come from Ford.

Lance says his favorite thing about working here at College Chevrolet Buick is his daily interaction with customers. We invite you to stop by and say “Hello” to Lance! We know for a fact that he’d be happy to help you choose your next vehicle. As an 8-year veteran of our dealership, he can definitely answer any questions you may have about the vehicles on our lot. Stop by and see Lance today!

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!

Longhorns Run Deep with New Chevy University of Texas Special Edition Silverado

Chevrolet has potentially created the most amazing souvenir yet. The brand is launching a Chevy University of Texas (UT) Special Edition Silverado. For $795, you can get the truck in Sunset Orange Metallic paint–matching the school’s iconic Burnt Orange–with Longhorn logos on the tailgate and bed sides, and a set of chrome steps.

“It’s part of Chevrolet’s ongoing sponsorship of the university, and a savvy marketing move given the school’s rabid fan base” reflects Fox News. UT has over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 100,000 paying members contributing to the Texas Exes alumni association. According to the Collegiate Licensing Company, the school has been number one in merchandise sales for eight years straight.

Not surprisingly, the Texas Edition Silverado is only sold in Texas right now, but the UT package will become available nationwide starting in October, just in time for tailgating season.

Chevy University of Texas Special Edition Silverado

Get ready for your next tailgate with a new Chevy from College Chevrolet Buick!

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!

College Chevy is Giving More This Season

This season is a time for giving and at College Chevrolet Buick we’re doing just that with amazing deals on new Chevy vehicles.

Who says giving is supposed to mean a blinking tie or a holiday sweater, that you’ll be forced to wear when grandma visits.  Why can’t it include the 2013 Chevy Cruze, a stylish 5 star safety vehicle that gets over 40 MPG, for as low as $21,495 or lease offers for $149/month. Or how about the most dependable, longest lasting truck on the road, the Chevy Silverado. Get your 2013 Silverado with 0% APR financing for 60 months plus $2,000 total value.

 

It’s not all about new vehicles at College Chevy. Check out our amazing variety of used and pre-owned Chevrolets and other popular models. Our used specials are designed to put you in the right car at the right price.

And we can’t forget about our service center full of GM-Certified technicians. Like us on Facebook to get exclusive service offers! Or follow us on twitter to see all the amazing news and events happening at College Chevrolet Buick.

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

 

It’s What You’ve Been Waiting for: The 2014 Chevy Silverado

For months and months, Chevrolet has been dishing out tidbits of information about the new Silverado. We knew that it would have a redesigned exterior, new powerful V8 engines and a brand new 4.3 L V6 option, an upgrade console and dashboard, but we didn’t really know anything until we got to see the 2014 Silverado unveiled live on Facebook this week.

With an entrance that is usually reserved for professional wrestling, we got our first peek at the new Silverado. The exterior has bolder, cleaner curves and edges and a powerful frame that builds on the 95 years of Chevy trucks.

The addition of three new EcoTec3 engines gives the Silverado more power and improved fuel efficiency.

 

Perhaps the most drastic change is the upright instrument panel, six gauge instrument cluster and host of storage compartments in the redesigned interior.

Helen Emsley, Silverado design director had this to say, “Changes to the exterior of the 2014 Silverado can be described as evolutionary, but the updates to the interior are dramatic. The meticulous attention to detail and the steps we took to ensure optimal driver and passenger comfort and convenience, are reflected in the fact that the new interiors rated off the charts in customer clinics.”

College Chevrolet Buick is thrilled with the way the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado turned out and we can’t wait to see it on our showroom floor next year. For more information on the 2014 Silverado visit www.chevrolet.com or call 517-629-2151.

Image(s) courtesy of © General Motors

Put a Chevy Silverado On Your Holiday List

Is a Chevy Silverado on your holiday wish lilst? If so, you’re part of the majority of online shoppers.

According to research done by Dataium ASI, the largest aggregator of online automotive shopper behavior, the Silverado has been the vehicle that is drawing the most interest among consumers.

 

If you take a look at a 2013 Chevy Silverado it’s not hard to imagine why. Silverados have the frame to handle heavy loads, horsepower and torque for towing and hauling, and the style and technology to keep you comfortable and looking good while you drive. Not to mention Silverado is the longest lasting, most dependable truck on the road.

Let’s say you’re not in the market for a new Silverado, College Chevy has a great selection of used Silverado 1500s, 2500HDs, and 3500HDs. And here at College Chevy you’ll find a knowledgeable sales team who will help you find the right vehicle for you.

We’d be remiss not to take this opportunity to mention that Chevrolet will be introducing the public to a completely redesigned Chevy Silverado in just a few short months. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado will be unveiled to the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January.  Production on the 2014 is set to begin early next spring and we can’t wait to see those in our showroom.