• Top Accessories for Your Chevy Truck in Albion, MI

    Chevy Truck Accessories | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    Looking to make your Chevrolet Silverado or Colorado even more stylish and functional? Chevrolet offers a big selection of accessories designed specifically for your truck, and they’re all available for purchase and installation right here at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

    Smart and Stylish Accessories

    Many of Chevrolet’s accessories can make your truck more useful or more stylish. Designed for Silverado models equipped with the Multi-Flex six-function tailgate, the tailgate step lighting accessory offers greater visibility when you’re working after the sun goes down — or before it comes up. You can make your truck stand out with accessories like silver and black fender hash marks or a set of low-profile fender flares. 

    Optimize Function

    A wide variety of accessories are available to manage and secure cargo in your Chevy truck. For example, you can maximize the cargo space inside your Colorado’s bed with GearOn™ utility rack stanchions or carry the tools you need with a TracRac cab-over aluminum ladder rack extension. You could also install a bed extender that equips your cargo box to fit longer items. For the interior of your truck, select a Tuffy underseat rear lockbox to hold your valuables on the go.

    Make the most of your time behind the wheel with the right accessories for your Chevy Silverado or Chevy Colorado. To learn more, contact our team at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • The Benefits of Warranties and Coverage for Your Vehicle

    Maintenance and Service | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    Every vehicle requires maintenance and service during its lifetime. To help protect your nerves and your budget, College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan, offers several extended coverage plans for when your vehicle needs some help to work its best. Here is a closer look at some of the benefits of warranties you can earn with your vehicle purchase at College Chevy Buick.

    Car Care Benefits

    Depending on the coverage you choose, you can avoid budget-busting maintenance and repairs. The Buick, Chevrolet Protection Plan offers two levels to suit your needs and may include coverage such as lost key and lockout, towing, roadside assistance, and approved repairs. When a repair is necessary, you can rest assured that our Certified Service technicians will use OEM parts for your Buick or Chevrolet model.

    One of your vehicle’s most important safety equipment is the tires. With a choice between two levels of tire coverage through the Tire and Wheel Protection plan, you can safeguard your tires and budget when road mishaps occur. This plan can also assist with tire repair and replacement, when applicable. Although Chevy models are built to last, you’ll feel even more confident when you add the Chevrolet Extended Limited Warranty to your automotive toolbox.

    Learn more about all the available coverage and plans for your vehicle at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • GM Adds 4,000 Jobs for Michigan Thanks to $7 Billion Investment

    Manufacturing Plant | Albion, MI

    General Motors is investing in an electric future with a staggering investment of $7 billion in four manufacturing sites in Michigan. The investment will create 4,000 new jobs while retaining 1,000 people already employed at the plants. With this investment, GM plans to lead the charge on electric vehicle production and battery cell manufacturing.

    GM’s investment is also earmarked for the automaker’s production of its new electrified truck lineups — Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV.

    “Today we are taking the next step in our continuous work to establish GM’s EV leadership by making investments in our vertically integrated battery production in the U.S., and our North American EV production capacity,” said Mary Barra, GM Chair and CEO.  “Our plan creates the broadest EV portfolio of any automaker and further solidifies our path toward U.S. EV leadership by mid-decade.”

    The Lansing site will direct the investment toward the plants’ Ultium Cells battery production. The Orion Assembly will focus on the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV with $4 billion part of the total investment from GM. The Orion plant will shift gears into EV truck production next year. The Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant and Lansing Grand River Assembly plants will see upgrades, too.

    Check out the current Chevy and Buick lineups at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • High-Mileage Used Truck Maintenance Tips

    High Mileage Truck | Albion, MI

    Does your truck have a ton of miles on its odometer? Check out these tips for high-mileage used truck maintenance so you can keep driving your Chevy for many years to come.

    Stay on top of oil changes

    Regular oil changes are essential for any vehicle — especially a high mileage used truck. Clean oil safeguards the engine against heat and friction. If your engine has clocked over 75,000 miles, the experts at College Chevrolet Buick will provide it with specialized high mileage oil, which is designed to last longer, mitigate leaks, and cut back on emissions.

    Clean the fuel system

    A well-maintained fuel system is essential for your vehicle’s longevity. Clogged fuel injectors won’t deliver the proper mix of air and gasoline to your engine, resulting in diminished performance and more stress on your truck’s engine. While supplementing your vehicle with a fuel system additive can help, it’s best to have this critical system inspected and serviced by the expert technicians at College Chevrolet Buick.

    Alignment

    Older vehicles need to be aligned more often to ensure proper traction, optimal efficiency, and a smooth ride. Alignment can even help your truck’s tires last longer. Consider requesting an alignment every time you bring your used truck in for an oil change at the College Chevrolet Buick service center.

    Check under the hood

    At least once a month, pop your truck’s hood and inspect the fluids, hoses, and belts. Top off any fluids that you notice are low, but if they’re discolored or gritty, bring your vehicle to our service center to have them flushed and replaced. It’s also a good idea to inspect the truck’s hoses and belts for cracks, leaks, and other signs of damage.

    If you’re not sure where to start with repairs, feel free to schedule an appointment at our Service Department at College Chevy Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 Show Off Their Power at Cal City Desert Challenge

    Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 Show Off Their Power at Cal City Desert Challenge | Albion, MI

    The Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 have once again proven that they’re built for adventure. These rugged trucks both won their respective Best In The Desert class championships. This marks the second time in a row that the Silverado has won the title, and the Colorado nabbed the win for the fourth time consecutively.

    “It has been another expectation-shattering season, with the championships for the Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2,” stated Roger McCormack, the director of Accessories and Performance Parts Marketing. “The successes for both vehicles, which are very close to the production models, wouldn’t have been possible without the closely synced relationship between Chad Hall Racing and the Chevrolet engineering team.”

    The Chad Hall Racing crew designs and tests Chevy truck accessories. For instance, the Colorado ZR2 race truck has been instrumental in testing 15 different race components, available through Chevy dealers like College Chevrolet Buick. These components include jounce shocks, Multimatic long-travel DSSV dampers, steel driveshafts, and ball-spline half-shafts.

    If the Colorado and Silverado can conquer the Cal City Desert Challenge course, just imagine how it could dominate the Bundy Hill OHV trail, just southeast of town. Tap into your truck’s potential with genuine Chevrolet accessories, available at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • 2021 Buick Encore GX in Albion, MI

    Buick Encore GX Named a KBB Best Used Subcompact Luxury SUV

    KBB.com has named the Buick Encore GX to its list of the best used subcompact luxury SUVs you can buy for under $30,000. KBB cited the standard tech, safety features, and spacious cabin of the Encore GX as factors that landed it on the list.

    The 2021 Encore GX starts at just $24,200 new, so a used model is bound to fetch an even lower price tag. And not only is it affordable, but it is also super versatile, with over 50 cubic feet of cargo space, flexible seating, and easy handling thanks to its small size. You can even add convenient features like the available hands-free power liftgate.

    KBB.com was impressed by the Encore GX’s standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This feature allows you to sync your smart device with the built-in Buick Infotainment System so you can use your favorite apps and stream content from your phone through the 8-inch color touch screen. Other available tech includes a wireless charging pad, a panoramic moonroof, and heated front seats.

    The Encore GX also delivers tons of advanced safety tech with the standard Buick Driver Confidence package. This suite of safety features comes with Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and more. Extra safety tech is available at higher trims, but even the base trim of the Encore GX gets you a seriously advanced subcompact SUV.

    Contact us at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan, to learn more about the Buick Encore GX or any of the models in the Buick lineup.

  • Buick Envision Named Among Best SUVs under $40,000

    Buick Envision Named Among Best SUVs under $40,000 | Albion, MI

    For several years now, the competition in the SUV market has been stiff. Drivers like the ride height that SUVs provide as well as their storage capacity. There are lots of options available for families that need an SUV that flexes to fit their needs and it can be hard to choose. Consumer Reports provides recommendations to help drivers make those decisions and selected the Buick Envision as one of the Best SUVs under $40,000.

     

    When Consumer Reports ranks vehicles, they don’t do so based solely on the numbers. They put each model through a variety of tests and drive them thousands of miles to be sure they get an accurate picture of how it operates. They also factor in user reported experiences and reliability data.

     

    The fully ranked list from Consumer Reports highlights active safety features and explains which features come standard and which are optional add-ons. This includes features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning. Consumer Reports also focus on vehicles with the cleanest emissions to help educate eco-conscious drivers. The ranking also includes entry level and midsize SUVs and ranks them by overall score, proving that the Buick Envision really shines in the entire vehicle class.

     

    If you’re looking for a luxurious SUV that doesn’t break the bank, visit College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan, for a closer inspection of the Buick Envision!

  • Halloween events in Albion | Albion, MI

    Top Halloween Events in Albion, MI

    October is a great time of year. The trees are changing colors, the weather is mild, and there is plenty of spooky fun. If you are looking for some Halloween activities for you and your family, these are some fun events near Albion, Michigan, to consider.

    Shawhaven Haunted Farm

    If you want some terrifying fun this fall, head to the Shawhaven Haunted Farm in Mason. This 140-acre farm has a wagon ride through the woods, three different escape room challenges, a corn maze, and a burial simulator.

    Drive Thru Trick or Treat

    Girard United Methodist Church in Coldwater is hosting a Drive Thru Trick-or-Treat event on Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. Dress up in your costumes, climb into the car, and drive through each Halloween station. The delicious goodies will be handed through the windows.

    Hoof & Heart Truck of Treat

    If your kids love horses, plan to take them to the Truck of Treat hosted by Hoof & Heart of Southern Michigan on Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. You can meet the horses and get some Halloween goodies. Wear your costumes; however, boots are recommended as the ground may be muddy.

    Haunted Adventure

    Cornwell’s Turkeyville in Marshall is hosting a Haunted Adventure on Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. or Oct. 31 at noon. Each ticket includes a hayride, corn maze, and a visit to the haunted barn.

    If you need a ride to get to these cool Halloween events in Albion, Michigan, make sure to visit College Chevrolet Buick and ask about a family-friendly ride!

  • Three Chevrolet Vehicles Earn AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

    AutoPacific Award | Albion, MIWhen it comes to satisfying drivers, few brands have the same reputation as Chevy. Proving that point, three vehicles available at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan, earned top segment honors in AutoPacific’s 2021 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.

    One of the newest additions to the Chevrolet lineup, the Blazer, topped the Premium Midsize Crossover SUV category — which AutoPacific noted as “a crowded one.” The Blazer earned the highest satisfaction scores in 25 of the 36 categories, with features like styling, comfort, and use of control being among the top factors.

    The Chevrolet Colorado picked p the win in the Compact Pickup segment with the top satisfaction scores in 23 categories. Of the Colorado, AutoPacific says customers are satisfied with aspects like visibility, handling, power, acceleration, and being fun-to-drive.

    And in a veritable landslide, the Chevrolet Camaro beat the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger to top take home the Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Sporty Cars. Says AutoPacific: “Things like brand reputation, interior styling, center screen size and visibility, driver’s seat adjustability, egress/ingress, overall durability/quality/reliability, standard and available safety features, plus its factory warranty, all push the Camaro to the front row ahead of the Mustang and Challenger.”

    Looking for a new vehicle that’ll satisfy your needs? Look no further than the Blazer, Colorado, and Camaro, all winners in the 2021 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. You’ll find these champs and so many other great options right here at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • Save Fuel When Driving | Albion, MI

    3 Tips to Save Fuel When Driving in Albion, MI

    If you do a lot of driving around Calhoun County, you don’t want to spend more money than you have to on gasoline. That’s why getting the best fuel economy is a priority for many of us here in southern Michigan. To conserve gas and get better mileage from your Buick or Chevrolet vehicle, here are some easy ways to save fuel when driving in Albion.

    Lose the extra weight

    If you’ve filled your vehicle’s trunk, truck bed, or back seat with heavy items that you don’t need on a daily basis, get rid of that useless weight. All that heavy equipment weighs down your car, which requires more gas to move. According to the U.S. EPA, “An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by about 1 percent.” Clean out your car and remove any unnecessary items.

    Use cruise control

    To save fuel when driving on I-94, M-99, or Michigan Avenue, use your car’s cruise control as much as possible. The more frequently you accelerate and brake, the more gas your vehicle consumes. Keeping your speed consistent greatly contributes to its efficiency.

    Accelerate slowly

    When you’re in a hurry, it’s tempting to hit the gas pedal hard and peel out when you’re at a traffic light. But, the more rapidly your car accelerates, the more gas it burns. Instead, conserve fuel by slowly accelerating and braking, coasting when possible to use momentum to your advantage. 

    Want to drive a fuel-efficient truck or SUV in Albion? Visit College Chevrolet Buick and check out our current inventory of eco-friendly models that are big on performance but light on gas.