Buick Trademarks “Envista” Nameplate

The new Buick Envista is sure to turn heads.
The Envista could soon be joining the Buick lineup. Photo: © General Motors

Some of the most popular Buick vehicles of recent years have at least one small thing in common: the inclusion of the “En-” prefix in their nameplates. Now we have great cause to expect another Buick will join this club, as Buick recently filed to trademark the “Envista” nameplate.

Back in 2016, Buick introduced the Avista concept, a two-door coupe with a stunning profile that never made it into production. It’s obvious, however, that the Envista nameplate is extremely similar to the Avista of yesteryear, leading many to speculate that the new Envista could very well be a realized Avista with a name-change to fit in better with the current branding.

Still, others are guessing that the Envista nameplate will be applied to an all-new concept. Either way, the discontinuation of the Buick Cascada leaves a gap in the Buick passenger car lineup, so it seems likely that any new concept would fill this spot.

New reports also suggest that even more new “En-“ nameplates are in the works at Buick. While none are official yet, “Envoy” and “Enspire” are rumored to be among the monikers in the works.

Of course, this is all speculation. But one thing is certain: Buick has plenty going on behind the scenes that gives us here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick good cause to get excited about the years to come. In the meantime, if you need a new Buick before the Envista makes its appearance, we’ve got you covered.

Earn Money With LaSorsa Chevy Buick GM Rewards Program

Learn More About the GM Rewards Program at LaSorsa Chevy Buick

At LaSorsa Chevy Buick GM, we believe that owning a car is an experience that should feel rewarding and fulfilling. Instead of feeling like buying a new car or getting your vehicle serviced is taking a chunk out of your wallet, why not help it go the other way around?

With the LaSorsa Chevy Buick GM Rewards program, you can do just that. The program allows you to earn points by doing just about anything related to owning a car, even things you would probably do anyway—from getting an oil change and leasing a new vehicle to using your car’s built-in OnStar® 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and enrolling in paperless billing. Simply signing up for the program will earn you 1,000 points!

Once you’ve built up points, you can redeem them at LaSorsa Chevy Buick GM to save money on the things you want. For instance, your GM reward points can earn you discounts on your next oil change or help purchase genuine GM parts. You can even use them to buy hours of pre-paid OnStar® Hands-Free Calling or a whole month of 4G LTE Wi-Fi data.

Signing up for the rewards and redeeming them is easy. To learn more about the program and how exactly it can benefit you, just ask any one of our associates at LaSorsa Chevy Buick.

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.

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.

Fluids

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.

Tires

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.

Battery

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.