Buick Offers Rearview Camera as Standard for 2015 Model Year

Here’s just one way Buick is making sure our customers stay safe before they even hit the road: Every 2015 Buick model will be equipped with a rearview camera as a standard feature.

As technologies advance, Buick recognizes the increasing importance of the rearview camera for many consumers.

“We know our customers are very safety conscious,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president for Buick and GMC. “The current Buick lineup holds many safety accolades, but we are always pushing to be at the forefront with our vehicles being among the safest available.”

In addition to the standard rearview camera, 2015 models will also be available with Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Of course, a free six-month subscription for the OnStar Automatic Crash Response service will also be included for all new 2015 models.

With all the safety features provided for the 2015 model year vehicles, there’s never been a better time buy a Buick. Stop by Warsaw Buick GMC today to check out our current inventory of 2015 models.

GMC Terrain Starts Rollout of OnStar 4G LTE Capable Vehicles

GMC vehicles have always had a reputation for great performance, sturdiness, and sustainability, and now they’re adding another card to their stacked deck—advanced technology. Starting this summer, the brand will start trotting out a lineup of 2015 models, many of which will be equipped with OnStar 4G LTE capabilities. The GMC Terrain and Terrain Denali will be the first 4G-capable vehicles to hit the market, followed by the Sierra, Sierra HD, Yukon, Yukon XL, and even the Canyon.

2014 GMC Terrain - OnStar 4G LTE “This technology is a great feature for all of our customers,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick and GMC. “From those who use their Sierra or Yukon as a mobile office, to the families taking trips in any of our vehicles, they can enjoy the benefits of 4G LTE for work or play.”

The 4G technology allows you to set up a personal Wi-Fi spot in your car; once the Wi-Fi spot is active, you can connect up to seven different devices all at the same time. You’ll be able to download movies, send and receive email, play games, and much more, all while on the go in your comfortable, safe, and powerful GMC vehicle—so make sure to visit Warsaw Buick GMC this summer to find the perfect one for you.

Best Gifts for New Graduates

This time of year is filled with celebrations. We just finished honoring our mothers and now it’s time to think about our graduates. Whether your student is finishing high school or college, they are coming upon a major life change. Let’s face it, adulthood is scary. Help make their future a little less intimidating with a thoughtful gift.

Here are a few simple gifts that will show them you care and help them with their next stage of life:

  • Help with the laundry. Here’s a great book called, Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone, which not only gives tips on doing laundry, but is filled with all kinds of advice for becoming an adult. There are even blank pages to add your own words of wisdom. And, why not throw some cash in between the pages so they get what they want, too. And, for a hefty gift, $50 in quarters should be able to get them through a year at the Laundromat.
  • Car. Having a set of wheels will make your college freshman an immediate hit in the dorms. Or if they now have that degree in-hand, a car will be vital in driving to and from job interviews. Visit us at Warsaw Buick GMC and we’ll give you a great deal on a new used car.
  • Gift cards. If you don’t like giving cash, but have a difficult-to-please student, a gift card is a great option. Want a guarantee it won’t go to waste? Hit up your local gas station.
  • Party. Sometimes just throwing your new graduate a fantastic party will be enough of a gift. And, party-goers will usually bring along a gift themselves.
  • Furniture. If they’re moving out on their own for the first time, they probably need furnishings of some kind. Help them avoid milk crate bookshelves and get them something that will last.

new used car - Best Gifts for New Graduates

Do you have a soon-to-graduate? How will you be celebrating his or her achievements this year?

GMC Canyon: Safety Pioneer for Midsize Trucks

If you’re shopping for a midsize truck perfect for your young family, it’s likely you will run into some problems with your car seat. Many midsize trucks don’t have rear seats that allow you to have at least 80% of your car seat’s base on the seat cushion—until now. When the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon launches this fall (and arrives at Warsaw Buick GMC), it will not only bring a whole lot of midsize truck capabilities, but also multiple segment safety firsts, including a patent-pending child safety feature.

To ensure the car seat base can fit safely on the seat cushion, the rear jump seat headrest on the passenger side of the extended-cab Canyon can be removed and inserted horizontally into the seat base. This feature extends the base so that the seat can easily and safely fit most child restraint seats.

“It’s an elegant solution that makes efficient use of the limited space in the rear seat in this type of vehicle, by allowing us to adapt the seat cushion length for child restraint installation,” said Eduardo Bugelli, safety performance team lead. “The additional seat cushion length provides more support to the child restraint, which helps to reduce the rotation and the risk of injury in a crash.”

GMC Canyon safety features don’t stop with this creative seat extender—it will also be the first midsize truck to offer Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning technology, both of which will be part of the available Driver Alert Package.

Buick Enclave Benefits from Take Your Child to Work Day

While a rear DVD entertainment system is a great feature to have in a car, especially for those long road trips, they tend to have one messy negative—a whole lot of motion sickness. As part of an effort to offer the best vehicle possible, the Human Factors group at Buick set out to discover how they might place the screen outside of “the puke zone” and reduce motion sickness, something that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Take Your Child to Work Day.

2014 Buick Enclave - Take Your Child to Work Day“Working with children on Take Your Child to Work Day is an excellent way for us to expand our pool of feedback,” said Don Shreves, GM Human Factors engineering group manager. “Our group and research is very data-driven. Designing every element to a vehicle comes down to millimeters. While a door handle placement of seat switch might feel right to the designing engineer, we come in with data points from real consumer feedback, including kids, to help determine the best location.”

Though this year during Take Your Child to Work Day testing focused on the comfort of the Enclave’s third-row seat belt buckles, last year focused on “the puke zone,” which is a measurement to determine the ideal placement of the DVD screen to reduce motion sickness. By rigging the DVD screen on a track, the team was able to determine where to position it after recording the responses of more than 75 kids who were asked when the screen distance was too far away or too close.

If you want to see the Buick Enclave’s perfectly position DVD screen for yourself, make sure you stop by Warsaw Buick GMC for a test drive!