When 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.
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.
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.
Summer is back, and it’s time to gather up the whole family and hit the road. Before you do, why not equip your Chevrolet or Buick SUV with some family-friendly accessories to help you get the most out of your journey? Here are just a few you can pick up from your friends at College Chevrolet Buick in Albion, Michigan.
One of the least enjoyable things about taking a road trip: packing up your vehicle. But adding handy accessories to your Chevy or Buick SUV can take out some of the hassle. The new 2022 Buick Encore GX offers a range of cargo organization accessories to help you maximize your space, including an integrated cargo liner that saves some of the mess after a day at the lake. Need extra space for your 2022 Chevrolet Equinox? You can get a hitch-mounted COMBI™ Cargo Box by Thule or hitch-mounted Camber™ bike carriers.
If you have a long drive ahead, having the right tools to keep the peace is essential. Accessories for your Chevrolet or Buick SUV help you maintain that calm in the cabin. You can add a Universal Tablet Holder to your Chevy so that the kids have their own headrest-mounted entertainment system, or you can grab KICKER Tabor2 Bluetooth® headphones for your Buick so that everyone can listen to what they want without having the fight over the dial.
Looking to upgrade your ride before your next great summer adventure? College Chevrolet Buick can help. Visit our showroom and we’ll show you all the cool accessories available for your Chevrolet or Buick SUV.
After a long, cold winter, your Buick or Chevy is ready to come out of hibernation and enjoy the sunshine on the open road. Before you take that long-awaited summer road trip, however, follow our service department’s summer car maintenance tips to ensure you avoid drama on the road.
Cool Down: Though working air conditioning is important for your comfort as temperatures rise during the summer, the AC is also a vital safety concern. If you get too hot, you can lose your faculties and possibly get into an accident. Bring your car into College Chevrolet Buick if you need your air conditioning recharged or checked out.
Tread Lightly: Summer heat is rough on tires, which is why you should always inspect your wheels before going on a long trip. Heat causes friction, which leads to premature tire wear and unexpected blowouts. Make sure your tires are free from punctures, cracks, or bulges, and bring them to College Chevy Buick immediately if they don’t pass your inspection.
See Clearly: After winter’s dry, frigid temperatures alternating with slushy sleet from the sky, your windshield wipers could probably use a change this summer. Bring your car into College Chevrolet Buick so we can replace your wipers and help you see clearer during summer downpours.
Call College Chevrolet Buick today to schedule a summer tune-up for your vehicle.
The Buick Envision’s interior was recently hailed for having one of the “Best Interiors Under $50,000” for the 2021 model year. The Envision was featured among nine other models that Autotrader, a respected online automotive resource, described as offering “the most bang for the buck in terms of interior quality.”
“A redesign for 2021 has repositioned the Envision to compete with class leaders while undercutting them on price,” said Autotrader editor Eric Brandt. “Step inside the new Envision and you might think you’ve entered a more expensive European luxury crossover.”
Brandt went on to recommend the SUV’s optional dual-pane sunroof, perforated leather seating, and color head-up display. But even without options, the Buick Envision’s interior is easy to love. It has plenty of room for the whole family and up to 52.7 cubic feet of space for groceries and luggage. The driver-centric cockpit, wireless smartphone connectivity features, and built-in Alexa takes intuitive control to another level. Meanwhile, QuietTuning™ noise-canceling technology ensures you get the best audio experience out of the 9-speaker Bose® sound system.
If you’ve never sat inside an Envision, visit the College Chevrolet Buick showroom in Albion, Michigan. The sheer level of premium comfort the SUV has to offer may surprise you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.