• General Motors Most Ethical | Albion, MI

    General Motors Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies

    For the second straight year, the experts at Ethisphere have named General Motors one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. GM earned a spot on the 2021 list thanks in part to its commitment to operating ethically globally and across its dealer network and supply chain.

    “GM’s Code of Conduct sets forth our fundamental commitment to conduct business openly, ethically and honestly, even when it is difficult to do so,” said GM’s chief compliance officer and assistant general council, Michael Ortwein. “The World’s Most Ethical Company designation is external validation of GM’s core principles and yet another instance of GM leading by example on the path to transform the industry.”

    This year, General Motors was the lone automotive industry representative among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Ethisphere’s list included 135 companies in 2021, representing 47 industries and 22 countries around the world.

    At GM, ethics means always striving to do better. The automaker works with the goal of becoming the world’s most inclusive companies. In addition to diverse hiring practices and strong standards for employees, that commitment includes earmarking $10 million in support of organizations promoting racial justice and inclusion. 

    Ethisphere also considers contributions to the environment in its Ethics Quotient®. General Motors no doubt scored well in this area with its $27 billion commitment to electric and self-driving vehicles, which will help lead to total carbon neutrality by 2040.

    College Chevrolet Buick in Albion is proud to represent a company that does so much for the people of Michigan and the world at large. In addition to being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, General Motors is one of the world’s most exciting. Check out exciting new vehicles from Chevrolet and Buick at our showroom and see why for yourself.

  • 2022 Buick Enclave | Albion, MI

    The 2022 Buick Enclave is Coming to College Chevrolet Buick

    This fall, the next evolution of the Buick Enclave comes to Albion, Michigan. The new and improved 2022 Enclave is heading to College Chevrolet Buick later this year, and it promises to be one of the brightest stars in the Buick SUV lineup.

    Buick hasn’t said much of anything yet about the Enclave, but the first pictures do a lot of talking on their own. The 2022 Buick Enclave boasts a refreshed design that’s more sumptuous and sophisticated, from its aerodynamic and muscular body to its refined face. Buick makes bold use of lines, creating a three-row premium SUV that feels as if it flows.

    You might notice that the Enclave pictured is the latest iteration of the ultra-premium Avenir trim. The 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir sports a distinctive grille and wheels as well as unique badging. You can expect to learn more about what the next Enclave Avenir has to offer in the weeks and months ahead.

    If you’re as excited about the 2022 Buick Enclave as we are, you can sign up to receive updates from Buick. Once there are more details about this amazing-looking SUV, you’ll find them right here at the College Chevrolet Buick blog.

    In the meantime, if you’re on the hunt for a new ride, the latest Buick Enclave is a beautiful and bold choice. You’ll find the Enclave as well as the latest and best vehicles Buick and Chevy have to offer at our showroom in Albion, Michigan.

  • Chevrolet appearance packages | Albion, MI

    Chevrolet Appearance Packages Now Offered on SUVs

    Late last year, Chevrolet announced it would be expanding popular appearance packages for its SUVs, including Midnight, Sport, and Redline, plus the RS and ACTIV trims. This is due to their wide popularity across the SUVs they have already been offered on.

    For example, about 20 percent of all Chevy Trax SUVs are sold with Midnight and Sport packages, so Chevy has decided to expand Midnight and Sport options to the 2021 Traverse. Now more than half of the Chevy portfolio is available with Midnight (an all-black exterior design) and Sport (sportier exterior design) packages.

    Further, small and midsize SUVs are sold with the RS trim about one-third of the time, including one-third of all Blazers and a quarter of all Trailblazers. Thus, Chevy is expanding the RS trim to the 2022 Equinox, adding a gloss black mesh grille, 19-inch Dark Android wheels, black badging and roof rails, and RS shift knob, red stitching, and more.

    Speaking of red, the Redline is very popular among SUV drivers: 85 percent of all Redline packages were added to Chevy SUVs last year. Chevy is expanding Redline options as a result. The ACTIV trim is also popular on the Trailblazer, so Chevy will continue to offer this trim.

    Chevrolet appearance packages are one of the many ways the brand stands out from the competition. Visit College Chevrolet Buick for a better look at our Midnight Edition models and more.

  • Towing safety tips | Albion, MI

    3 Towing Safety Tips for Your Truck

    One of the best parts about having a pickup truck like the Chevrolet Colorado or Silverado is being able to tow to your heart’s content. Before you set out to use your truck’s muscle to tow a boat, trailer, or pop-up camper, take heed of these three towing safety tips.

    Always take the right steps before you go

    When you’re connecting your trailer to your truck, you’ll want to make sure that everything is in its place and working. From lights and tires to connections, you should always perform a routine check before you take off. Chevrolet makes this easy with its segment-first Advanced Trailering System, which includes customized profiles and a predeparture checklist to ensure your trip is a success.

    Take your time

    One thing you’ll want to absolutely avoid doing while towing is driving over the speed limit. Even if your trip from Albion is a long one, you’ll want to abide by the speed limits and, if necessary, drive even slower. The Chevy Silverado offers ample technology to help keep your trailer secure, including Trailer Sway Control, an integrated trailer brake controller, and new Jack-Knife Alert technology for the 2021 Silverado 1500.

    Use your mirrors

    A key part of your predeparture checklist is making sure that your mirrors are covering as much of your blind spots as possible. Mirrors are crucial for proper, safe towing, so be sure to use them frequently while the vehicle is in operation. The Chevy Silverado gives you added confidence with a class-leading 15 available camera views, including new views like a Trailer Length Indicator and Trailer Angle Indicator with Guidelines.

    If you need tips for towing safety or the right accessories for your Chevy truck, the experts at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan, are here to help.

  • future electrification technology | Albion, MI

    Chevy Shows Off Future Electrification Technology

    Chevrolet revealed some exciting future electronification technology at SEMA360. Specifically, the automakers showed off an all-electric 1977 K5 Blazer, demonstrating the impressive functionality of the new Electric Connect and Cruise package.

     

    The new K5 Blazer-E has all the features drivers appreciate about the Blazer plus new parts from the eCrate package, about 90 percent of which come from the Bolt EV. To create this innovative model, Chevrolet replaced the SUV’s 175-horsepower V8 with the Bolt EV electric motor, which delivers 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

     

    The K5 Blazer-E has a 400-volt Bolt EV battery pack, which still comes with battery heating and cooling, battery-overcharge protection, shock protection, and regenerative braking. Aftermarket components, like an electric pump that provides vacuum to the stock brake system and an electric power steering kit, are also included.

     

    By unveiling this all-electric model, Chevrolet is adding to the excitement of the Electric Connect and Cruise package, which will be available in late 2021. This package includes a 200-horsepower electric motor, a battery pack, wiring harnesses, water pumps, and more. Chevrolet Performance is also looking to offer other eCrate packages moving forward.

     

    The upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise package will be a fantastic option if you want to drive a more eco-friendly vehicle. Stay tuned to the College Chevrolet Buick for more updates on new vehicle technologies and features.

  • Multi-Flex Tailgate | Albion, MI

    2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features New Multi-Flex Tailgate

    The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features a new Multi-Flex Tailgate. The feature, available on each of the eight trim levels of the 2021 model, has six functions.

    • The primary gate works like a traditional gate. You can operate it via the key fob. A button inside the truck or on the gate also lets you lower it into position.
    • A load stop built-into the primary gate helps secure extra-long items.
    • You can reach further into the bed using the folded-down inner gate.
    • The inner gate boasts a full-width step that can bear the weight of 375 pounds.
    • Second-tier items will stay in place thanks to the inner gate load stop feature.
    • The inner gate seconds as an onsite work surface.

    The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also features upgraded trailering technologies to deliver more safety alerts and comprehensive views of the bed and your trailer.

    Two of the most efficient engines offered in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the 2.7-liter turbo and 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine — allow the 2021 model to tow heavier weights than the 2020 model could.

    The combination of the new Multi-Flex Tailgate, upgraded trailering tech, and greater towing capacities make the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 a versatile, strong, and safe option for work and play.

    Learn more about the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at College Chevrolet in Albion, Michigan.

  • Road trip in your Chevrolet SUV | Albion, MI

    Take a Road Trip in Your Chevrolet SUV This Fall

    With the COVID-19 pandemic creating challenges for families around Michigan, creativity has been crucial to staying positive and engaged. Chevrolet paired up with The Harris Poll to survey 1,000 Americans, finding that 89 percent are turning to open road to ward off the doldrums of quarantine. This points to planning a road trip in your Chevrolet SUV this fall as a great way to rediscover your passion.

    According to the survey, one in 10 Americans have used the past six months as an excuse to go camping for the first time. Forty-one percent say they’ve gotten into their vehicles and gone somewhere they’ve never been before. Activities like hiking, fishing, and visiting a national park were particularly popular, with 20 percent saying they’ve visited their first national park this year.

    If a road trip sounds right up your alley this fall, there’s a Chevrolet SUV that’s fit for adventure. The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban have both recently arrived at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan, and both are ideal candidates for family-friendly journeys.

    The Harris Poll noted that more than half of the respondents wish they had more cargo room for their road trip. The all-new Tahoe and Suburban are both best-in-class on this front with a respective 122.9 cubic feet and 144.7 cubic feet of storage volume. The 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban also offer desired amenities like a Rear-Seat Media System and standard driver-assist safety technology.

    Fall is a beautiful time of year around Michigan, so don’t let it slip through your fingers. Taking a family road trip in your Chevrolet SUV, whether it’s the all-new 2021 Tahoe or Suburban or a high-quality Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned, is just the trick to helping you appreciate the good things around you. College Chevrolet Buick is here to help — call or email to schedule your test drive or your next service visit on your current vehicle.

  • 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!