If your teen is embarking on that exciting journey of learning how to drive and getting their own vehicle, you’re likely wondering what more you can do to help them stay safe while on the road. One of the simplest answers to this is to get a larger-sized vehicle as your teen’s first car. This advice comes directly from a leading safety researcher for the auto industry, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They also recommend avoiding a high-horsepower model, which can encourage riskier driving on the road and provide more power than teens are used to.
Larger, bulkier models are generally safer in the event of a crash, and this has been proven time and time again by IIHS crash tests. Vehicles like crossovers, SUVs, and full-size sedans provide more protection than compact sedans as a result of their sheer size. If you’re in the market for a car for your teen, you should consider vehicles like the Chevy Equinox.
Along with looking for a larger model, you should keep an
eye out for advanced safety features as well. One perk of GM vehicles is their
Teen Driver Technology, which lets you set certain alerts and limits or your
teen’s driving and provides an in-vehicle report card to help you keep track of
it. When you’re not there, this technology will help you keep tabs on your
teen’s driving habits, helping you facilitate the safest ones possible.
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.
If you’re looking to hit the tough terrain and set out on those off-road adventures you’ve been dreaming of, you should take a look at the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Equipped with numerous off-roading capabilities and a comfortable interior cabin, this mid-size pickup is earning a reputation for packing a lot of desirable features and technology into its sleek and rugged exterior. In fact, it was named Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2018 in January and was just named a 2018 Autotrader Must Test Drive Award winner this March.
The 2018 Autotrader Must Test Drive Awards considered a variety of vehicles and named twelve winners. The Colorado ZR2 was the only pickup truck chosen, after Autotrader’s auto experts reviewed its “interior comfort and materials, available technology features and ride quality.” Autotrader gave high praise to the ZR2, stating that the “ZR2 is a true off-road machine, rugged, and ready for almost anything you can throw at it.”
The ZR2 not only performs well on rough, off-road terrains, but also is a great vehicle on paved roads, giving you exceptional handling, control, and ride quality. The pickup seamlessly combines its mid-size build with state-of-the-art off-road capabilities, giving drivers both agility and intelligent control technology. It offers higher suspension than the standard Colorado, wider tracks, functional rocker protection, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Large vehicles are selling like hotcakes, so to speak, and General Motors is aiming to capitalize on the current trend. Chevrolet crossovers and SUVs already dominate the competition with relative ease, but there’s always room for improvement. That’s why the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will get a little bigger and boast plenty of technology.
The upcoming Chevrolet Traverse will grow 2 inches in the wheelbase, effectively offering more headroom and legroom for rear passengers. While the cargo area shrinks to 23 cubic feet, that’s still more than enough to top competitors like the Ford Explorer, which offers just 21 cubic feet of space.
As for styling, the 2018 Traverse boasts a more modern look with a truck-line profile. A hexagonal grille and narrow headlights fill out most of the front end while the rear end is similar to the GMC Acadia.
According to Chevrolet, the Traverse drops just over 350 pounds compared to the previous model. That makes the three-row crossover more comparable to competitors like the Honda Pilot.
Performance still comes standard with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood. Total power output comes to an impressive 305 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A smaller 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available in the new RS trim. Both engines come mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission and start/stop technology.