• 2023 Silverado ZR2 Bison | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    Most Anticipated Features on the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison

    Earlier this year, Chevrolet introduced us to the first ever Silverado ZR2 Bison. This rugged off-road-ready truck was designed in partnership with American Expedition Vehicles. It offers impressive capabilities and plenty of power. It will be coming to College Chevrolet Buick in early 2023. Call us today and we’ll help you reserve your Silverado ZR2 Bison.

    Here are some of the features we are looking forward to the most on this remarkable truck.

    Engine options

    The Silverado ZR2 Bison comes standard with a 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Later in the model year, it will be available with an improved version of the 3.0-liter Duramax® diesel. It will offer an output of 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque.

    Off-road features

    With the help of AEV, the Silverado ZR2 Bison is ready to tackle the toughest terrain. It comes standard with features like:

    • Steel rocker panel protection
    • Three-piece steel front bumper with black vertical front tow hooks
    • Five hot-stamped boron steel skid plates
    • A winch-compatible front bumper

    Improved approach and departure angles

    To make the Silverado ZR2 Bison even more capable, it offers improved stats over the Silverado ZR2. The front approach angle has been increased to 32.5 degrees, while the departure angle has improved to 23.4 degrees. Both trucks offer ground clearance of 11.2 inches.

    Contact College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan, to learn more about the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison.

  • 2023 Chevrolet Colorado | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    Notable Features of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado in Albion, MI

    The Chevrolet Colorado is getting even better for the 2023 model year. It enters its third generation with an all-new design that promises to be more capable, more versatile, and stronger than before. The redesigned 2023 Chevrolet Colorado will be coming to College Chevrolet Buick in early 2023. Here are some of the features we are looking forward to the most.

    Engine and towing performance

    All trim levels come standard with the proven 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, the engine output will vary based on your selected trim. The standard turbo has an output of 237 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo Plus delivers 310 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, while the Turbo High-Output offers an impressive 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.

    With the right equipment, the Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds with this new engine.

    Bed versatility

    One of the most important features of any truck is its bed. The Colorado is available with an innovative, segment-first built-in tailgate storage drawer. When the tailgate is open, you can open a door to reveal a spacious cargo area. This is ideal for storing tools or emergency equipment. With its built-in drain, you can even use it to keep drinks cold at your next tailgate party.

    No matter which model you choose, every Colorado bed comes standard with at least eight fixed tie-downs. You can up to nine more for a total of 17.

    Learn more about the Chevrolet Colorado at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • Buick Lineup | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    Buick Ranks Highest in J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study

    The Buick brand is renowned for designing vehicles with sophisticated style, reliable performance, modern technology, and luxury amenities. Now, Buick is also receiving recognition for claiming the top spot in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study.

    For its 36th year, surveyors looked to more than 84,000 purchasers and lessees who were driving new 2022 model-year vehicles. An in-depth questionnaire asked drivers about their experience with categories such as infotainment, driving assistance, interior, exterior, features, controls, displays, and overall driving experience. The study helps pinpoint problems in an effort to promote product improvement.

    Vehicle ratings are calculated by problems per 100 vehicles (PP100), with lower scores indicating higher vehicle quality. Buick is the highest-ranked brand in overall initial quality, scoring 139 PP100. This is an improvement of 17 PP100 in comparison to previous model years. What’s more, the 2022 Buick Encore GX ranked first in its segment.

    Though the automotive industry has faced many challenges recently, General Motors has shown its resilience and commitment to quality by securing nine segment awards in the J.D. Power 2022 studies. If you’d like to drive the best of the best, come talk to our team at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    SuperCruise™ Tech Coming to Chevy Tahoe and Suburban

    In 2017, General Motors launched Super Cruise™ technology. Since then, this advanced hands-free driving system has been gradually rolled out across much of the GM lineup. For anyone shopping for a big SUV, you will be pleased to hear that the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban will both be available with Super Cruise™.

    Super Cruise™ will be available on Premier and High Country trims. When activated, this system lets you enjoy hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of highways across the United States and Canada. Super Cruise™ can automatically change lanes to navigate around slower drivers and even works when you’re towing a trailer.

    In addition to this newly available technology, the Tahoe and Suburban will be available in a variety of new exterior colors. These include Radiant Red Tintcoat, Sterling Gray Metallic, and Silver Sage Metallic.

    Both the Tahoe and Suburban come standard with advanced driver-safety aids as part of the Chevy Safety Assist package. This includes features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and automatic high beams.

    If you are looking for maximum interior space, choose the Suburban. It offers a best-in-class maximum cargo capacity of 144.7 cubic feet. For the best towing performance, choose the Tahoe. It has a maximum trailering rating of 8,400 pounds.

    Learn more about both of these SUVs by contacting our team or stopping in for a visit at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.

  • 2022 Chevrolet Silverado | College Chevrolet Buick | Albion, MI

    The New 2022 Silverado Has Arrived at College Chevrolet Buick

    The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has finally arrived at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan. We are so excited to have this significantly updated truck on our lot. The new Silverado features a rugged ZR2 trim level, upgraded technology, and improved performance. 

    If you want a truck that is ready to head off the pavement, consider the new ZR2 trim. It comes standard with Multimatic DSSV™ dampers, an off-road-ready chassis and suspension, 33-inch off-road tires, skid plates, and a unique steel front bumper designed to improve the truck’s approach angle.

    Silverado LT and above trim levels come standard with an impressive 13.4-inch central touch screen. This screen features advanced systems like the latest Chevrolet Infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and Google built-in services. Another technology upgrade for the Silverado is the enlarged, customizable 12.3-inch driver information center.

    When you opt for the High Country trim, the 2022 Silverado is available with the advanced Super Cruise™ driver-assistance system. You can take your hands off the wheel on more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways across much of North America. This system even works while towing.

    Ready to learn more? Check out the top accessories for your Chevy truck and stop by soon to take the 2022 Silverado out for a test drive here at College Chevrolet Buick.

  • 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.