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!
This past December, the Chevrolet Suburban received a Hollywood star to be placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the first time in history that an automobile earned an Award of Excellence Star, and of all vehicles the Chevy Suburban has definitely earned it.
The full-size SUV made its first appearance on screen in 1952. Since that debut, the Suburban has appeared in over 1,750 movies and television shows. It’s had a role in at least one TV series per year since 1956, and at least one film a year since 1960. Over 30 of its roles on the silver screen were in award-nominated films.
The industry loves the Suburban for its versatility. It’s had roles as the villain, as the family car, and as everything in between. It can signify importance, or represent the classic American family.
Following in the Suburban’s footsteps is the Chevy Tahoe. This midsize SUV has had its own successful Hollywood story, appearing in at least one television series and one movie a year since the SUV was introduced in 1995.
The Suburban received its star on December 4, 2020, in an unveiling ceremony at ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard where the SUV was honored for its 67 years of work in Hollywood.
Get behind the wheel of the only vehicle with a Hollywood star at College Chevrolet Buick!
The first-ever, mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year, marking the third time in its 66-year history that the Corvette has won the award.
The Corvette previously won it in 1984 and 1998. Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer and Michael Simcoe, General Motors vice president of Global Design, were present to accept the award at MotorTrend’s headquarters in El Segundo, California.
The mid-engine Corvette can reach 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds when it’s equipped with the Z51 Performance Package. It’s also powered by the next-generation 6.2-liter Small Block V8 LT2 engine, which delivers 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. These features make it the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette to date.
The reimagined iconic vehicle has exotic proportions and a modern design inspired by racing and aeronautics that brings a raised level of quality, customization, technology and craftsmanship to the Corvette.
It’s tough to live up to such great expectations with such a legendary car, but judging by the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, it’s safe to say such expectations should be surpassed once production begins on the Corvette in February 2020. Expect to see it then at College Chevrolet Buick!
Chevrolet and NASCAR are both associated with lightning-fast performance vehicles. So when Chevy debuts a new vehicle for the NASCAR Cup Series, you know that you’re in for something exciting.
Starting with the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will become the automaker’s racecar of choice.
The Camaro ZL1 1LE will replace the outgoing Camaro ZL1 currently used in the NASCAR Cup Series. While the standard Camaro ZL1 is still incredibly fast, the ZL1 1LE represents the most up-to-date performance that Chevy has to offer.
“The ZL1 1LE is the highest performer within the Camaro production-car lineup,” explains Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports for Chevrolet. “We took lessons from the production car and applied them to the new 2020 Cup car.”
To help craft this performance vehicle, Chevrolet employed a number of state-of-the-art techniques, including wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Chevrolet is no stranger to introducing vehicles for racing purpose. In fact, Chevy also has vehicles in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NHRA Funny Car class, and Pirelli World Challenge GTS division.
If you’d like to experience what a top-of-the-line Chevrolet performance vehicle has to offer, be sure to visit College Chevrolet Buick and take the Chevrolet Camaro for a test drive.
The holiday season is known as the time of giving, and there are plenty of ways that you can give back to the Albion area. Consider participating with one of these volunteer opportunities in Albion, Michigan.
Albion Food Pantries
While most of us will enjoy a delicious Turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, there are members of the community that don’t have access to such a meal. You can help them this holiday season by donating to or participating at one of the many food pantries near the Albion area.
Forks Senior Center
The holiday season is a time to spend with friends and families. Unfortunately, many elderly members of our community don’t have frequent visitors during the holidays. Make this season a little brighter for them by visiting residents at the Forks Senior Center.
Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue
The coldest months of the year can be incredibly harsh for any cats who have not found a forever home. Even if you don’t have the means to adopt a cat companion this holiday season, you can still volunteer at or donate to the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue locations.
Here at College Chevrolet Buick, it warms our hearts to see members of the Albion community volunteer during the most wonderful time of the year. We hope that you and your family have a happy holiday season.
If you’ve ever had a sudden hankering for Domino’s® at the wheel, Chevrolet is making it easier to satisfy your craving on the quick. Chevrolet Marketplace adds Domino’s® as its latest merchant, making it the first pizza chain available on the innovative in-vehicle commerce platform.
“Domino’s® has offered pizza lovers innovative ordering and delivery options for years. At the same time, Chevrolet put technologies in place that allows us to add capabilities to vehicles already on the road, like the ability for our drivers to order pizza through the touchscreen,” said Scott Goddard, Marketplace line of business leader, Chevrolet. “This new in-vehicle solution is a natural collaboration that both Chevy drivers and pizza connoisseurs can enjoy.”
Setting up Domino’s® through Chevrolet Marketplace is easy. First, you have to set up or sync your Domino’s® Pizza Profile, which you can do on the Domino’s® website or through the app. This allows you to set your address, payment method, and your preferred store to simplify the ordering process. Once this is set up, ordering pizza is as easy as a few taps of the touchscreen.
Chevrolet Marketplace is available in millions of properly equipped vehicles from 2017 and newer model years. If you’re due for an upgrade, consider a Marketplace-equipped Chevy found here at College Chevrolet Buick.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine has been rated by the EPA at 33 miles per gallon on the highway when equipped with rear-wheel drive. 4-wheel drive brings that number down to 29 mpg highway, still an amazing number for a full-size light-duty pickup truck.
Just because its fuel economy is so impressive doesn’t mean the Silverado isn’t powerful. The Duramax Turbo-Diesel puts out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of toque, letting the Silverado tow up to 9,300 lbs and haul 1,870 lbs when the truck is equipped with 4WD, providing plenty of power for the vast majority of truck drivers.
Towing and hauling have never been easier than with the new Silverado, which boasts an active thermal management system, an exhaust brake for better control when going downhill, and driver-selectable start/stop technology to help you use even less fuel.
It’s been more than 20 years since Chevrolet offered a diesel engine option in a light-duty pickup truck, but as more and more drivers become conscious of fuel use, efficient engine options like diesel are becoming more sought after. Additionally, 2020 is the first year ever that Chevrolet will offer an inline-six engine in its light-duty full-size pickup line. You will be able to get yours att College Buick Chevrolet, talk to a specialist today.