When cars were invented more than a century ago, they didn’t do much more than just take passengers from point A to B. While modern cars still fulfill that same core purpose, they also pack so much technology as to have become veritable mobile computers.
At Warsaw Buick GMC, we like to separate car technology into three categories: powertrain, convenience, and safety. In this article, we take a brief look at some of the convenience and safety technologies customers can find across the Buick lineup. We’ll reserve a future article for powertrain tech, as it really deserves its own.
Though every Buick has its own identity and unique quirks, customers can find much of the same technology across all models. For example, Buick IntelliLink is a convenience system that helps drivers carry out tasks with just the sound of their voice, from playing their favorite music to making hands-free calls. There’s also the Remote Vehicle Starter, which is highlighted nicely in this award-winning commercial. It’s the little things that add up to a wonderful experience.
Safety technologies are more than just the antilock brakes or traction control you’ve probably heard about. Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Parking Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are all examples of vehicle assistance designed to aid the driver in avoiding collisions. They don’t just keep you safe—they help you become a better and more aware driver.
Talk to us at Warsaw Buick GMC to learn more about everything our Buicks have to offer!
Here in Warsaw, we know that the Spring brings about some of the best activities in our fair town. Here are a couple of the exciting events happening this spring.
Fishing Derby for Kids
When: Saturday, May 31st
Where: Municipal Park
Rising temperatures means that the fish are out there and ready to nibble. Gather up the kids for this catch-and-release fishing derby that will celebrate National Fishing Week and bring the whole family out to the water. There will be prizes awarded for catch categories such as Biggest Fish, and the first 100 kids who sign up will receive a free gift.
Mommy Son Adventure
When: Friday, May 1st
Where: Pete Thorn Center Gym
Price: $15 per couple, $5 per additional child
This special day dedicated to mothers and sons puts the both of you on a farming adventure. The event includes snacks, activities, and even games that will center around life on the farm. Not only just for moms; grandmothers, aunts, and more are welcome to share the day.
Not to toot our own horns, but Buick was recently rated number one in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Customer Service Index StudySM among mass-market brands
“Our dealers have an excellent focus on putting our customers first,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. VP of Buick and GMC. “Not only have Buick dealers committed to or completed overhauling their facilities, but they’ve shown that continuing a positive customer experience is a top priority.”
In the study, J.D. Power assesses customer satisfaction in five key areas: service quality, service initiation, service advisor, service facility, and vehicle pick-up. Are you catching the theme?
With a score of 835 out of 1,000 – well above the average score of 797 – it’s clear to see that Buick is dedicated to delivering quality vehicles and quality service for those vehicles to customers.
The same is true for us here at Warsaw Buick GMC. We take pride in our 4.8 out of 5 star rating that you, our customers, have awarded us in your online reviews. Please let us know how we can continue to be of service to you.
The all-new 2015 GMC Yukon is on its way to Warsaw Buick GMC. When it gets here, you’ve got to stop by and experience why everyone is talking about how quiet the full-size SUV is.
In a press release detailing the engineering that gives peace to the Yukon’s interior, GMC goes so far as to say you won’t find a quieter SUV in the segment.
When redesigning the Yukon and the Yukon XL, GMC’s engineers took painstaking measures to create a vehicle that provides both high performance and a luxuriously quiet ride.
“We’ve made extensive improvements on the new Yukon and the interior quietness is a feature noticeable enough to grab your attention. The Yukon is truly a pleasure to drive,” said Michell Shippy, GMC’s performance engineer for noise, vibration, and wind noise.
Features like the SUV’s 75-percent high-strength steel frame, triple sealed doors, and acoustic baffles contribute to the markedly quiet interior.
“The GMC customer is looking for a vehicle that’s a notch above the rest in all aspects, but especially in refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president for Buick and GMC. “Interior quietness is an essential element to refinement and we keep hearing how impressively silent our new Yukons are. It’s really something to experience.”