The beginning of a new season is always exciting, as people anticipate the change in weather, daily routine and new social activities that often await them.
Your vehicle probably suffered some wear-and-tear from those icky winter months that visited the Rochester area. Extreme cold, harsh elements, and road salt can all wreak havoc on your vehicle. We encourage you to take extra care of your car by giving it a good clean. Another great reason to keep your care clean? The better it looks, the more value you can get out of your vehicle.
Spring is here but driving in the often wet weather has it's own risks. Be sure to read up on these safe driving tips.
Check your lights: Since spring rain hinders driving visibility, make sure all your lights work, including headlights, taillights, backup lights, turn signals, parking lights, and brake lights.
Replace your wiper blades: Worn-out wiper blades may not be up to the task of clearing water away from your windshield. Check your wiper blades and replace them if necessary (usually once a year).
Check your tire pressure: Harsh winter weather can deflate your tires. Make sure you have enough air in them once spring rolls around. (As a bonus, proper tire pressure can also help you increase your mpg.)
Slow down and drive carefully: The first few rainy days of spring can produce exc...
The 2018 Terrain will be 465 pounds lighter than the previous model year, and there are more changes coming than just that. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Design has evolved.
In addition to a weight reduction, the Terrain will be 3.2 inches shorter in length, .4 inch narrower, and .9 inch lower than the previous model year.
2. The trim packages.
Drivers will find three available trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT. Depending upon the trim level, you'll be able to choose from a navigation system, Bose audio system, a range of premium seating, a MultiFlex back seat and more.
3. Safety tech.
A 360-degree parking camera, forward-collision warning, low-speed automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and more will be available...
Ever heard the saying, 'there's an app for that'? Well, it holds true. There are smartphone apps for just about everything and you can use an app to find your car, your destination or the cheapest gas in the area, all from your smartphone. Use your phone to help diagnose problems or to entertain the kids as you scoot around town. We have compiled a great list of apps for Shelton Buick GMC area drivers that we have shared here.
GasBuddy - Free Available for: iOS, Android and Blackberry Use this app to compare gas prices and save time driving around to different gas stations. The Web site posts local gas prices in an easy-to-use format and in the different grades, including diesel.
Dynolicious Classic - $8.99 Available for: iOS Dynolicious uses the iPhone's built-in accelerometers to gauge later...
Fall weather can mean rainy days and cooler nights near Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Have you ever stepped on the gas and felt the tires spin?
It's definitely time for some TLC as October is Fall Car Care Month. Special attention should be paid to the tread on your tires, especially for the gray, rainy days that often occur this time of year. Without sufficient tread depth, your vehicle can't properly grip the road. Under wet weather conditions, insufficient tread depth can cause a vehicle to hydroplane - skim over the surface of the road with little or no traction, which can lead to a crash. So check your tread. All you need is a Lincoln penny. 1. Insert Abe's head into the tread in a couple of spots on each tire. If you can see the entire top of his head, your tread is less that one-sixteent...
As a member of the family, we take our pets everywhere! Whether it's going on a much needed vacation, driving them to an area park to run and play, or maybe, it's a quick trip to the veterinarian for a check-up - some furry passengers just love to ride! But traveling in automobiles can be extremely dangerous for your family companion - and you. Loose pets inside of vehicles can become a deadly distraction for drivers. Moreover, unrestrained pets can become hazards themselves during an accident. Without proper restraint, a simple joyride with your four-legged friend could result in harsh consequences for everyone. Here are a few important tips that will help to keep you, your best friend, and others safe and happy on your next trip: • To avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety, work your pet up ...
First-Ever Buick Envision Arrives at Shelton Buick GMC
Ready to see the first-ever Buick Envision in person? The 2017 Buick Envision has arrived at Shelton Buick GMC. The Buick Envision is already making waves!
The Buick Envision is a great option if you’re looking for a compact SUV that feels nimble. The Envision’s stylish exterior and well-styled cabin are appealing, while its value-packed features list serves as the cherry on top. A 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder gives 252 horsepower and pairs with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. An eight-inch touchscreen, active noise cancellation, and Bose audio are standard features. High-tech features such as a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, and a collision-mitigation system are optional. The Envision seats 5 comfortably and averages 26 mpg with an intelligent twin-clutch all-whee...
Hitting the open road is one of summer's greatest pleasures. So buckle up, roll down the windows, and hit the gas—America awaits. Here are the 10 best, most adventure-packed road trips in the country as noted by Outside magazine.
Eureka, California, to Coos Bay, Oregon Soak in the Pacific on this 250-mile trip from Eureka to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area—it’s every bit as stunning as California’s iconic Highway 1, but without the crowds.
Southern Colorado Loop Bomb down epic singletrack, play in Class IV whitewater, and take in Colorado's famous 14,000-foot vistas on this 500-mile multisport tour of a lifetime.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, to Moab, Utah Hit six classic national parks in a ten-day, 862-mile epic through the best canyons in the Southwest.
You're ready to join the new owners' car club but is something holding you back?
Chances are it's one of these 3 myths about car shopping. After 55 years in the business, Shelton Buick GMC has heard a lot of different things over the years about car buying.
We would like to put your mind at ease and make your shopping experience more enjoyable. We have the same goal as you: to see you drive off the lot in a new car of your choosing with a big smile.
Myth #1 -Go to the dealership on a rainy day or holiday You've probably heard this dusty old adage that if the dealer lot is empty, they'll be more motivated to sell you a car. There is some truth to this, but the problem comes in that other buyers are thinking just like you are. Rainy days and holidays are actually some of the busiest times fo...
It's good practice to complete an annual spring maintenance check to reduce wear and tear throughout the life of your vehicle; spring tune-ups will help minimize major part replacements and limit future car expenses. Winters in Rochester Hills, Michigan can be intense, you should be aware of our entire list. If you have any questions regarding our tips, the mechanics at Shelton Buick GMC are available to field your questions.
1. Remove Left Over Salt With A Thorough Exterior Cleaning Road salt used to melt ice and snow is damaging to your car’s undercarriage; it is also harmful to your vehicle’s paint finish. Ensure your car or truck receives a thorough exterior cleaning every spring. A simple wash and wax can go a long way; a full auto detailing service will go even farther. 2. Check Alignm...