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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!