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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!