Spring Cleaning Tips: Freshen Up Your Home and Car

Spring Cleaning tips for your car

Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning, even if the season is still a bit away. Whether you’re wiping down your car or airing out your home, there are a number of things you can do to get rid of the dust, dirt, and gloom of the wintertime.

Carpet Cleaning

You can easily refresh your car’s carpeting with a few household materials, according to Progressive.  First, remove your floor mats and give them a good power wash, hanging them to dry when finished. Next, use a combination of distilled white vinegar and hot water to scrub out any stains in the carpet. Finally, use a wet/dry shop vacuum to remove any extra salt or residue left from winter.

Window Washing

A combination of 50% distilled white vinegar and 50% tap water is also an ideal mixture for window cleaning, either in the home or in your car. If the glass is grimy, we recommend washing with soapy water and rinsing before spraying. By simply applying the vinegar-water solution to windows and wiping away, you’ll have a streak-free shine. Some auto experts also suggest using clean newspaper to wipe away any possible glare.

Washing and waxing is important as well, but be sure to pay attention to other details. For example, you should get new wipers in the spring, as they’re usually worn out from winter. Scrubbing headlights can sometimes remove gunk that builds up over time, and tire cleaning is great for a little added shine.

If your spring vehicle cleaning also involves getting rid of that old winter beater, then come by LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, and we’ll be happy to get you behind the wheel of an excellent new car — and this time, the cleaning is on us.

Buick Avenir Trim Continues to Expand

Buick Avenir TrimBuick has always been a luxurious brand, but with the introduction of an all-new, high-end trim level, the company presents a new standard of luxury. The Buick Avenir trim adds elegant details to its design, both inside and out, plus additional standard technology and safety features.

The Buick Avenir trim debuted less than a year ago in the 2018 Buick Enclave. It’s been a big hit for drivers looking for a reliable family vehicle that will absolutely stand out. The second Avenir vehicle that will arrive at dealerships like LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick is the 2018 Buick LaCrosse sedan. This should be available by the end of February 2018.

Buick plans to continue adding the Avenir trim to one model at a time. There’s no news on what model might add the luxurious trim next, but representatives have suggested that it may eventually be available across the whole lineup. It will be exciting to see just how Buick implements added luxury into every one of its vehicles in the near future.

To learn more about the Avenir trim, you can stop in to see a Buick Enclave Avenir at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick in person—or stay tuned for some Avenir-centric advertising during the upcoming men’s basketball tournament this season.

Best Cars for City Driving from Chevrolet

Cars for city driving are different from cars you would buy elsewhere. While people in rural and suburban areas would opt for spacious, tough, and practical vehicles like SUVs and pickups, city drivers should opt for small rides that fit in tight parking spots and provide good fuel economy without compromising on versatility.

cars for city driving


Sedan and hatchback options in the Chevy Sonic give drivers the option of versatility. The Sonic also gets high dependability ratings from J.D. Power.


The subcompact Spark has an affordable price tag as well as tons of technology and features, including standard safety that will keep your family secure.


The new Cruze provides drivers with both hatchback and sedan options, as well as a new choice in the engine lineup – an incredibly efficient turbo-diesel engine.



This long-awaited EV wows drivers with an impressive 238-mile battery range*. With its compact, aerodynamic design and fun technology, it’s a greatchoice for city drivers.

The Bronx can be a tough place to drive a car, so beat the traffic with a car from us here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick. We know that cars for city driving cater to a different demographic, so we can help you find a vehicle that best suits your lifestyle.

*Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique

Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers

Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers

The holidays are right around the corner, one reason we at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick have compiled a list of the top gifts for car lovers this year. Whether you’d like to get something fun or practical, there’s a gift out there for nearly anyone interested in automobiles. Nothing shows you care like finding the perfect present.

One of the most popular car-related presents this year, according to Best Products, is the Omaker Car Mount Holder. Even if you don’t get this brand, you may consider a mount for a smartphone that allows you to easily access directions on the go. Look for a design with a locking pivot point, a suction cup, and a clip attachment.

Next, consider seat protectors. For those with children or pets, seat protectors will definitely come in handy. They come with easy-to-clean materials that are often heat resistant and color-safe, protecting both leather and cloth. Some even come with pockets for added storage.

Also, consider a car care kit. Meguiar’s Complete kit is one of the best to get, though it may set you back over $50. It comes with special cloths, sponges, waxes, and more. While it may not be a glamorous gift, most car lovers will enjoy a good car care kit.

Finally, any car lover will enjoy a new set of tools. You can start with a wrench kit or work your way up depending on how much you’re looking to spend. While some people are finicky about their tools, you may be able to find the perfect gift by speaking with your local auto parts store about new tools. These are just some of the many great gifts for car lovers to keep an eye out for this Holiday season.

Winterize Your Car In a Few Simple Steps

Winterize Your Car - LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick in Bronx, New York

Here in New York, winter can arrive suddenly without much warning. That is why it is so important to winterize your car. Follow these simple steps below to get your car ready for the cold and snow.


Your vehicle’s fluids are what keeps everything running smoothly. Make sure all fluids are clean and at the proper level. Pay particular attention to your coolant, oil, and washer fluid.


Those four pieces of rubber that keep you in contact with the road can quickly become useless if they are worn too thin or damaged. Check your tread depth and you can even switch to winter tires, which do a better job of cutting through snow and staying soft when temperatures drop.


Any starting troubles can become exacerbated in the winter. Check your car’s battery, cables, and terminals.

Emergency Kit

In case you do get stuck on the side of the road, you want to be prepared. Pack an emergency kit with items like a blanket, extra gloves, a small shovel, flashlight, high-energy snacks, water, and other emergency items.

Here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we want to help you get through the winter. Schedule a service appointment with us today and let us do the work for you.

Why Buy a Chevrolet

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

With a respectable history, a trustworthy and iconic name, and a versatile lineup, there are plenty of reasons to buy a Chevrolet vehicle. Read our top five favorite things about Chevrolet, then stop in at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick to see which Chevy car, truck, or SUV is right for you.


From thrilling and sporty performance vehicles to strong and capable pickups, each vehicle in the Chevy lineup offers its own impressive performance.


The only things that seems to last longer than Chevrolet vehicles themselves is the Chevrolet legacy. From engine to interior, these cars are built to last.


The Chevrolet lineup has won numerous awards over the course of many years. It’s the only brand to be honored with J.D. Power dependability awards for cars, trucks, and SUVs for two years in a row.


Whether you’re looking for an SUV suitable for carpool or a truck capable or heavy-duty performance, the Chevrolet lineup can deliver. There are even hybrid options, perfect for those interested in saving on gas and cutting back on emissions.


These cars are packed full of innovative safety features and smart technologies, and with new standard features in almost every model year, you’ll be surprised by what you find in each Chevy vehicle.

Learn more about why we love Chevrolet and which Chevy is right for your needs when you visit LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick today.

Five Celebrities Who Love Their Chevrolet

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

It’s no secret that celebrities usually want the best of what they can buy. Here’s a list of celebrities who went looking for the best and decided on a Chevrolet.

Kevin Hart

When A-list comedian and actor Kevin Hart isn’t on set, he’s often rolling around in his Chevrolet Suburban. This full size SUV is perfect for a big entourage or a big family.

Kobe Bryant

Now retired from basketball, Kobe Bryant has plenty of time to enjoy the finer things in life, such as his classic Chevrolet Impala. While there is no denying that the retro styling of older Impalas gives them a certain allure, newer Impalas retain the spirit of the classic car with the added benefit of modern features and greater fuel efficiency.

LeBron James

It’s easy to see why LeBron James has a Chevrolet Camaro in his collection. Like James, the Camaro possesses raw power and sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has been seen around Los Angeles in her Chevrolet Tahoe. And with 6 children and a busy lifestyle, this is the perfect choice.

George Clooney

What list of celebrity Chevrolets would be complete without a Corvette? While a lot of celebrities have driven Corvettes, Clooney’s is one of the coolest: a 1958 Corvette V8 C1. For the rest of us who can’t find this ultra-rare classic car, the new Chevrolet Corvette has more aggressive performance and style than ever.

No matter which model Chevrolet you decide on, you’ll be in good company. Celebrities have always loved collecting the finest cars available, and Chevrolet models are always on the list. Stop by LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick for a test drive today.

Redesigned Chevrolet Traverse Gets Big Updates

For the 2018 model year, Chevrolet’s largest SUV, the Traverse is getting some work done. The redesigned Chevrolet Traverse will be bigger and better than ever. In fact, it will be two inches longer than the outgoing model.

With a larger exterior, the Traverse gains passenger space, too. Chevy said second and third-row passengers will enjoy more headroom and legroom than before. And, even with more passenger space, the Traverse will still boast an impressive 23 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and up to 99 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded.

Another strong feature in the new Traverse will be its technology. Buyers will be able to choose from a wide range of available features, including a 4.2-inch color Driver Information Center, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, up to seven USB ports, Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charging station for smartphones.

Buyers will have the choice of multiple engines, including a strong V6 and turbocharged four-cylinder. There will also be a new trim available, a sporty RS model with a differently-tuned suspension and unique trim.

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will make its arrival here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick by the end of the year.

redesigned Chevrolet Traverse

How to Deal with Traffic in New York

Blue ChevroletTraffic can ruin everything from a road trip to a work commute, but don’t let it ruin you! Here are some tips on how to deal with the traffic in New York without losing your mind, from us at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.

Practice Breathing

This may seem obvious, but you need to breathe! If the cars in front of you aren’t going anywhere, take a deep breath in and out. Practicing deep breathing can help reduce your anxiety and slow your heart rate down.

Get Comfy

If you’re going to be in traffic for a while, then you’ll want to get comfortable. Make sure that you are cool or warm enough, whether that means blasting the A/C or opening the windows. If you run into traffic often, you can get a seat cushion or seat cover to help keep you comfy.

Blast Your Favorite Tunes

You know those songs that you can’t resist singing along to? Make a playlist of your favorite songs and call it “Traffic Tunes.” That way when you’re stuck in traffic, you can sing along to your favorite music and pretend you’re on “The Voice.” It’s a great way to distract you from the stress of traffic.

Take a deep breath, crank the tunes in your Buick, and kiss that traffic stress goodbye!

Chevrolet Tips for Surviving Pothole Season

Tips for Surviving Pothole Season

Drivers who live in cold climates already know what freezing, thawing, and refreezing can do to roads. New potholes pop up once the snow finally melts away. Potholes can cause significant damage to your vehicle over time, so it’s in your best interest to avoid them whenever possible. Here are some tips for surviving pothole season from us here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick!

Be Alert
The easiest way to survive pothole season is to simply be alert while driving. Keep your eyes looking at the road and slow down or go around potholes. There’s nothing worse than a bump and loud clunk that signifies you hit a pothole hard. Hitting a pothole at low speeds will significantly reduce the impact it has on your vehicle.

Tire Pressure
Maintaining proper tire pressure can protect your car from damage when going over potholes. Underinflated tires may rupture or burst when the vehicle hits a pothole. In the same way, overinflated tires can take damage from potholes as well. Maintain the manufacturer-suggested tire pressure for best results.

Do Your Part
Help reduce potholes in your area by reporting them to the proper authorities. After all, a pothole can’t get fixed if those in charge of repairs don’t even know it’s there!