• best apps for commuters | Albion, MI

    Best Apps for Commuters

    All it takes is a quick scroll through your smartphone’s app store to see just how many app options there are out there. Whether you’re looking for apps for long drives or a simple driving app, we’ve put together a list of some of the best apps for commuters out there to help make your daily drive that much easier.

     

    MileIQ

     

    If you’re a commuter that also has to keep track of your business driving expenses, then MileIQ is the app for you. This app will use your smartphone’s clock and GPS to automatically track and log your trips, keeping track of total miles driven so you can easily track your expenses. It will even allow you to categorize trips as business, personal, or charity, and then quickly export the data to an IRS-compliant expense spreadsheet — how great does that sound?

     

    Pocket Casts

     

    Podcasts are a great way to pass the time when you’re stuck in traffic, so why not make sure you’re listening to the best ones for you? Pocket Casts allows you to catch up on your favorite content without having to worry about ads — and you can even find the right new podcast for you. It’s easy to use and has a range of genres available, including sports, news, entertainment, education, politics, and more.

     

    Using your favorite smartphone apps is easier than ever thanks to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Visit College Chevrolet Buick to discover our inventory of cars equipped with these smartphone-friendly technologies.

  • Improve your Commute | Albion, MI

    Must-Have Vehicle Features to Improve Your Commute

    If you pick the right vehicle features, your daily commute doesn’t have to be a drag. With the supportive seating, useful amenities, and up-to-date infotainment features provided by today’s best Buick and Chevrolet models, your quality of life will improve — and you might even start looking forward to your drive time!

    Comfortable seats

    The more time you spend in your vehicle, the more comfortable the seats need to be. On models like the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer and 2020 Buick Encore GX, you can opt for power-adjustable seats and enjoy customized relaxation and support — including two-way lumbar adjustability for your lower back. Most Chevy and Buick models also allow you to opt for heated and ventilated front seats, along with premium cloth, leatherette, or leather seat trim to improve your commute even more.

    Handy amenities

    The presence (or absence) of convenient amenities can make or break your commute. Fortunately, Chevy and Buick vehicles have these in abundance. Noise-canceling technology, abundant cup holders, and USB ports for device charging are just a few of the standard features you can expect. You can also upgrade your Buick or Chevy with luxurious touches like a heated leather steering wheel for cold days and adaptive cruise control for a comfortable ride on the highway.  

    Intuitive infotainment

    A vehicle’s infotainment technology is often the difference between boredom and engagement on your commute. In nearly every Buick and Chevy model, you’ll receive standard Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone tech, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ technology so you can easily access your smartphone’s music and apps. For extra entertainment and connectivity, certain trims also include options like Bose® speakers, built-in navigation, in-vehicle apps, and enhanced voice recognition.

    Make your commute the best part of your day — stop in at College Chevrolet Buick and test-drive one of our many outstanding SUVs, trucks, and sedans.

  • 2021 Buick Envision | Albion, MI

    2021 Buick Envision Highlights Innovative Technologies

    Buick is raising the bar in the premium compact crossover segment. This luxury carmaker has recently unveiled the 2021 Buick Envision, offering a more refined style and fresh technologies to make it a more appealing option for those looking for a small SUV.

     

    “The all-new 2021 Envision is part of Buick’s strategy to grow its family of premium SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “It joins the new 2020 Encore GX, which offers safety, functionality, and styling tailored around the size and space preferences of today’s small and compact SUV buyers.”

     

    For the 2021 model year, the Envision will come with the brand’s first ever 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It will give you access to a range of in-vehicle apps, including Amazon Alexa, Spotify, Pandora, and Fox Sports. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration will also be included.

     

    Along with these connective technologies, this premium compact SUV will also come with a range of standard safety technologies. This includes:

     

    • Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Front Pedestrian Braking
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
    • Forward Collision Alert
    • Following Distance Indicator
    • Rear Park Assist
    • Safety Alert Seat
    • HD Rear Vision Camera

     

    Under the hood of the Envision, you will find a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. More information about the Envision will be released later this year. In the meantime, learn more about other Buick vehicles and technologies at College Chevrolet Buick!

  • 2021 Buick Envision Highlights Innovative Technologies

    Buick is raising the bar in the premium compact crossover segment. This luxury carmaker has recently unveiled the 2021 Buick Envision, offering a more refined style and fresh technologies to make it a more appealing option for those looking for a small SUV.

     

    “The all-new 2021 Envision is part of Buick’s strategy to grow its family of premium SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “It joins the new 2020 Encore GX, which offers safety, functionality, and styling tailored around the size and space preferences of today’s small and compact SUV buyers.”

     

    For the 2021 model year, the Envision will come with the brand’s first ever 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It will give you access to a range of in-vehicle apps, including Amazon Alexa, Spotify, Pandora, and Fox Sports. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration will also be included.

     

    Along with these connective technologies, this premium compact SUV will also come with a range of standard safety technologies. This includes:

     

    • Automatic Emergency Braking
    • Front Pedestrian Braking
    • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
    • Forward Collision Alert
    • Following Distance Indicator
    • Rear Park Assist
    • Safety Alert Seat
    • HD Rear Vision Camera

     

    Under the hood of the Envision, you will find a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. More information about the Envision will be released later this year. In the meantime, learn more about other Buick vehicles and technologies at College Chevrolet Buick!

  • Clean And Sanitize Your Car | College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, MI

    Tips for Sanitizing Your Car Against COVID-19

    Medical experts are currently recommending disinfecting surfaces to protect from coming in contact with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Here are some suggestions to keep your car clean and safe.

    Clean hard surfaces

    Disinfectant wipes, as well as regular hand or dishwashing soap,p takes care of the coronavirus, so there is no need to buy fancy cleaners. Simply wipe down the dashboard, interiors door panels, and all exterior handles. Pay special attention to the areas where aerosolized droplets would be likely to fall when people sneeze or cough inside the car. Make sure to disinfect frequently touched areas such as the steering wheel and shifting knob.

    Electronics

    Touch screens need special treatment. Do not wipe them directly with disinfectant wipes. Instead, spray an alcohol-based product made for electronics onto a microfiber cloth and gently wipe the screen.

    Clean fabric and leather

    Don’t forget the seats, especially if you have small children. Use a bleach-free fabric or leather cleaner to keep upholstered seats clear of the virus. If you don’t have a special leather cleaner, use a conditioner after wiping the leather seats.

    Be prepared

    Carry disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in the car for easy clean-ups while you are out. When you get home, wash your hands and put on gloves before disinfecting your vehicle.

    For more comprehensive vehicle service, make sure to visit College Chevrolet Buick’s service department!

  • 2021 Chevrolet Equinox | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    2021 Chevrolet Equinox & Traverse Pushed Back to 2022

    Chevrolet continues to upgrade its lineup of sophisticated, family-friendly crossovers and SUVs with updates to both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Chevrolet Traverse. Each model had a refreshed version scheduled to launch next year as 2022 models.

    While we at College Chevrolet Buick are disappointed for the delay of these models due to the current situation, the delay is increasing the anticipation for these modernized Chevy family-haulers.

    The next versions of the Equinox and Traverse will be worth the wait. The 2022 Chevy Equinox will stand out from previous versions with a sportier design and an all-new RS trim. An Equinox RS will add extra flair with black upholstery, red stitching, and black accents on the body. This compact SUV will also add more standard and available safety features to its 2022 trim, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Following Distance Indicator.

    The new, redesigned 2022 Chevy Traverse will have six standard driver-assist features of its own, as well as other family-friendly features, like new wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This three-row SUV boasts the best cargo space in its class, and offers new, comfortable seating options with USB ports in every row to accommodate the whole family.

    If you need a family vehicle before the new Equinox or Traverse are released, you can find both in stock here at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • 2021 Chevrolet Equinox | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    2021 Chevrolet Equinox Gets Updated Style and Safety

    The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the brand’s best-selling models. It is a popular choice among families for its versatility, abundant features, and great options. Now, the Equinox is getting even better for the 2021 model year with styling updates, a new trim level, and more safety.

    On the styling front, the updated Equinox comes with redesigned front and rear fascias with a more aggressive grille design. The Equinox also get new LED headlamps. If you want a model with a more unique look, choose the new RS trim. It adds a gloss black grille, black bowties and other exterior details, and 19-inch Dark Android wheels. Inside, the black upholstery is accented with red stitching.

    For more high-end upgrades, choose the Premier trim. Its gloss black grille with chrome accents and 19-inch machine faced wheels give it a sophisticated look. It also comes equipped with a logo projection lift gate, a black glossy finish on the console, and French stitching on the upholstery.

    In 2021, the Equinox will offer even more advanced safety features. Standard safety technology will include Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, a Rear Vision Camera, a Following Distance Indicator, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking IntelliBeam® Headlamps, and Forward Collision Alert.

    The Chevrolet Equinox is already a great SUV, and it keeps getting better. Test drive it at your convenience at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • Spring Car Care

    These Spring Car Care Tips Make Your Car Feel Like New

    Spring car care is key to starting your car out on the right foot for the rest of the year. Check out these three simple tips to getting started!

    Do some spring cleaning

    Deep-cleaning your ride means starting with the inside. Clear out any trash or clutter you may have thrown into the cabin of your vehicle, making sure you remember the trunk, and then it’s time to get out the cleaning supplies. Scrub dirt out of the deepest corners, wash the floor mats, vacuum, and buy specialized supplies for cleaning or wiping down cloth or leather seats.

    Wash and wax the exterior

    There’s a reason the image of soaping up and hosing down your car in the driveway gives us warm-weather nostalgia. It’s the right time of year to get out a couple buckets, one for soapy water and one for rinsing, and go to town. Make sure to buy special soap that won’t corrode your vehicle. Finish off with a new coat of wax for fresh shine.

    Do routine maintenance

    You should be keeping up with your maintenance schedule anyway, but a few things are a little more important come spring. First of all, swap out your streaky old wiper blades. Then, check out your tire pressure, which lowers more rapidly in cool temperatures, and follow up by taking your car to a professional and having them inspect the engine and suspension.

    Prefer a hands-off approach? Bring your car to College Chevrolet Buick, where we’ll make sure it’s ready for the spring and summer!

  • Chevrolet Suburban

    Chevrolet Suburban Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    This past December, the Chevrolet Suburban received a Hollywood star to be placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the first time in history that an automobile earned an Award of Excellence Star, and of all vehicles the Chevy Suburban has definitely earned it.

     

    The full-size SUV made its first appearance on screen in 1952. Since that debut, the Suburban has appeared in over 1,750 movies and television shows. It’s had a role in at least one TV series per year since 1956, and at least one film a year since 1960. Over 30 of its roles on the silver screen were in award-nominated films.

     

    The industry loves the Suburban for its versatility. It’s had roles as the villain, as the family car, and as everything in between. It can signify importance, or represent the classic American family.

     

    Following in the Suburban’s footsteps is the Chevy Tahoe. This midsize SUV has had its own successful Hollywood story, appearing in at least one television series and one movie a year since the SUV was introduced in 1995.

     

    The Suburban received its star on December 4, 2020, in an unveiling ceremony at ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard where the SUV was honored for its 67 years of work in Hollywood.

     

    Get behind the wheel of the only vehicle with a Hollywood star at College Chevrolet Buick!

  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Named 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

    The first-ever, mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year, marking the third time in its 66-year history that the Corvette has won the award.

    The Corvette previously won it in 1984 and 1998. Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer and Michael Simcoe, General Motors vice president of Global Design, were present to accept the award at MotorTrend’s headquarters in El Segundo, California.

    The mid-engine Corvette can reach 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds when it’s equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. It’s also powered by the next-generation 6.2-liter Small Block V8 LT2 engine, which delivers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. These features make it the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette to date.

    The reimagined iconic vehicle has exotic proportions and a modern design inspired by racing and aeronautics that brings a raised level of quality, customization, technology and craftsmanship to the Corvette.

    It’s tough to live up to such great expectations with such a legendary car, but judging by the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, it’s safe to say such expectations should be surpassed once production begins on the Corvette in February 2020. Expect to see it then at College Chevrolet Buick!