• New 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is on the Way

    2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer | Albion, MIOne of the most recent Chevrolet models to be introduced to the market was the Chevrolet Blazer, and it’s already kicked up quite a storm. Now, Chevrolet is getting ready to reintroduce another classic nameplate with the recent announcement of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

    “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

    The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will slot between the Trax and the Equinox, carrying with it a winning style inspired by the hot, hot look of the Blazer. It’ll also be one of the best-equipped vehicles in the segment, offering standard Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning

    We know for sure that there will be a Chevrolet Trailblazer RS with a two-tone roof, which will help you stand out even more from the crowd. But beyond that, Chevy is saving most of the juicy details until closer to its early 2020 launch. For all the latest news on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the latest Chevy vehicles, watch this space. When they hit the market, you’ll find them right here at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • 2020 Chevrolet Camaro | Albion, MI

    2020 Chevrolet Camaro Updates Revealed

     

    New 2020 Chevrolet Camaro updates have been revealed, and with improved styling and a new LT1 V8 model, it promises to be one of the most exciting performance cars ever put to the road. Chevy turned to the fans and their response to the Camaro Shock show vehicle that bowed at SEMA 2018 when considering how to make the new Camaro a showstopper.

    “Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shock’s stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.”

    The 2020 Camaro begins with a completely fresh face. The classic bowtie emblem makes a movie to the upper grille to make room for a body-color bar between the upper and lower grille. An all-new Rally Green color offers a bold exterior option. Dark-tinted taillamps are now available on the LS and LT, while 20-inch forged aluminum wheels are available on LT, LT1 and SS trims.

    It’s not just looks, though. The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro will also feature improved performance thanks to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. This advanced transmission is paired with the powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine. Even more power (455 horsepower) is offered on the V8 engine.

    While alloy pedals were previously only available on the ZL1 model, they will now be offered across all Camaro trims. The 3LT trim will now come standard with a 2.0-liter Turbo engine as well as a Convenience and Lighting package, features which were previously only optional. RECARO® performance seats are also offered on the LT model as well as the 1LE model.

    To learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, including how you can be one of the first to take one for a test drive, stop into College Chevrolet Buick.

  • 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.

     

  • Chevy Builds Full-Size LEGO® Chevrolet Silverado

    LEGO Chevrolet SilveradoChevrolet unveiled a very special treat at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in January. In celebration of the Silverado’s appearance in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” which hit theaters in February, Chevy built the first ever full-size LEGO® Chevrolet Silverado.

    The LEGO® Silverado, which is an exact copy of the 2019 Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss, was built in partnership with students from the FIRST LEGO® League from the Oxford Community School and the World in Motion Program from Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary.

    The project took 2,000 hours, 334,544 LEGO® pieces, and the work of eighteen LEGO® Master Builders to complete, and even has working lights. It weighs 3,307 pounds and measures six feet high, 20 feet long, and 8 feet wide.

    Chevrolet has partnered with LEGO® since the 2017 release of The LEGO® Batman Movie for which Chevy built a life-size LEGO® Batmobile. The Batmobile was revealed at the 2017 NAIAS and was also made by builders from A World in Motion and the FIRST LEGO® League, along with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community.

    Chevrolet is proud to partner with the LEGO® movie series, which always incorporates themes of teamwork, determination, family, community, and creativity. To see the real Silverado up close and in person, stop into College Chevrolet Buick.

  • Chevrolet Shows Off New Truck with Silverado Marketing Campaign

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is completely redesigned and better than ever. This is big news and Chevrolet wants to share it with the world. That is why it has crafted an extensive Silverado marketing campaign that covers nearly every type of media.

    To begin, Chevrolet produces three new digital spots to showcase the versatility of the new Silverado. “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll” shows how the Silverado can work with nearly every lifestyle. Next, the “Official Truck of Real People” shows how everyday people put the Silverado to work. Finally, “Tailgates” show the evolution of the Chevy truck over the last 100 years.

    You may have also caught a glimpse of the Silverado “breaking through” the packaging on 7.1 million Amazon packages. Amazon customers can also have their packages delivers straight to their Silverado through the Amazon Key In-Car Delivery program.

    If you love magazines, the Silverado got some great coverage on the front cover designs of some big names, including ESPN, GQ, Motor Trend, Bon Appetit, Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Texas Monthly, Southern Living, and Sports Illustrated.

    Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, said, “Leveraging all the available channels — traditional and new — along with unique partnerships and integrations allows us to reach both traditional truck buyers and potential new customers who may be drawn to the versatility and lifestyle that comes with owning a pickup truck.”

    If you’re looking for a capable, stylish, and powerful new pickup, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is up for grabs and ready to test-drive at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • 2019 COPO Camaro Celebrates a Half-Century of Excellence

    CamaroChevrolet is bringing a classic back to life for the modern age with the launch of the 2019 COPO Camaro. The new 2019 COPO Camaro will only be offered in a run of 69 units to celebrate the year in which the COPO Camaro was first created, as well as the total of the original run, making it one of the most covetable and desirable vehicles of its kind on the market today.

     

    The 2019 COPO Camaro will be powered by an LSX-based 350 engine paired with a 2.65-liter Magnuson supercharger, a 302-cubic-inch engine, or a LSX-based 427 racing engine, and it will feature a unique front-end design that helps set it apart from the conventional Camaro. It will be offered with a COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition package that will include an orange engine block, chrome valve covers, and a black high-rise intake manifold.

     

    “Chevrolet is proud to celebrate 50 years of the COPO Camaro legacy,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It’s one of the most enduring legacies in drag racing, with a powerful past and fast future.”

     

    You’ll need to register at www.chevrolet.com/performance/copo-camaro for your shot at one of just 69 new COPO Camaros, but the odds are likely not in your favor. If you want a no-less-impressive performance car that can be had much more easily, stop into College Chevy Buick and check out our selection of new Chevy Camaros.

  • 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.

     

  • What’s Your Story: Maara Puckett

    MyWhat's Your Story name is Maara Puckett and I am a mother of 4 boys. I am one of the newer members of the College Chevrolet Buick family in Albion. Since 2011 I have groomed, trained, and been a handler in boarding and Day Cares for K9’s. I always assumed I would have a career based around dogs of all breeds. I have had a passion for animals since I was young.

    Test driving a truck at College Chevy, changed my life. In May of 2018, I saw a truck online located at College Chevy. I came in to look at it and immediately took it on a test drive. While doing my finance application and talking about food (I love food), the finance manager jokingly asked me if I wanted a job. I laughed and declined.  When I realized that my seasonal work through Jackson County was coming to an end, I called College to ask if they were serious about the job offer, they said “Yes!”. While working at College Chevy, I found a passion that I didn’t even know I had.  I not only got into the truck I wanted, but I also acquired a new extended family with all of my new teammates.

    They sold me a truck and made my overall experience an unforgettable one. Now they are stuck with me for good!

  • Visit One of the Best Haunted Houses in Michigan This Halloween

    TombstonesThe weather is cooling down. The leaves are changing from green to yellow, red, and orange. Pumpkins are appearing on front porches. For some, this may simply mean it’s time to air out their sweaters and scarves and warm up a mug of apple cider. But for those of you who think only of goblins, ghosts, and ghouls the minute fall arrives, you know that it’s time to head out to a haunted attraction. You’ll find some of the country’s best haunted houses in Michigan, so don’t hesitate to hit them up if you love a good scare.

    Erebus

    Erebus in Pontiac is routinely mentioned among the best haunted attractions in the world thanks to its Hollywood-level special effects and high-quality scares. According to its last count, more than 7,000 guests have failed to complete the attraction because they were too scared. Are you brave enough to try your luck?

    Jackson’s Underworld

    In the mood for an old-school haunted house? Then head to Jackson, Michigan, and pay a visit to Jackson’s Underworld, a four-story tower of terror. If you want to make it a twofer, Jackson’s Underworld is located next door to Psycho Vision 3D, which shocks your senses with vivid colors and blacklight.

    Hush Haunted Attraction

    Hush, despite its name, has earned quite the reputation for making its guests scream. Westland’s premier haunt is bigger and longer in 2018 with 75 percent of the attraction being all-new.

    If you are in need of a reliable ride to get you to and from your favorite haunts this season, look no further than College Chevy Buick.