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2017 GMC Terrain | Kelly Buick GMC | Emmaus, PA

 

When you invest in a brand-new SUV, like the latest 2017 GMC Terrain, there are many reasons to be excited. It provides a quiet ride even at highway speeds, it delivers a smooth and bump-free performance, and it offers great SUV space. It's also fast – more so than most of its competitors. Plus, it's new, which is a bonus all its own. With a new SUV, you won't need to worry about repairs for some time, but it is still important to be prepared for potential services your Terrain may eventually need. Continue reading to learn some of the most common automotive repairs to be aware of.

 

Brake Work

During the time you own your vehicle, your brake pads will gain enough wear and tear to have to be replaced more than once. This isn't because you are doing something wrong, this is just how brake pads were designed. Because they are a wear and tear part, they are one of the most common repairs mechanics deal with. There are some other forms of brake repair that your vehicle may endure though, such as disc, drum or rotor repair. Brake lines are another potential repair, but is very rate, typically only required if they are cut somehow.

 

Fuel System

Another common automotive issue mechanics often see involves your car's fuel system. Your fuel system is used for, you guessed it, fuel. If you regularly drive your car with less than ¼ of a tank of gas, your fuel pump can become clogged. Another issue may be a clogged fuel filter, which is why this part needs to be replaced on a regular basis so this problem can be avoided.

 

Ignition System

A major part of your vehicle is the ignition system, which includes the battery, starter and ignition. It is also a system that is subject to repairs. Battery replacements, for instance is an easy, fairy inexpensive fix, whereas if you have a starter issue, you can expect the price of repairs to be rather high.

 

Oil Changes

As you probably know, oil changes are one of the most important maintenance services to provide your vehicle with regularly. So is there any wonder why they would be on our list for one of the most common services seen by mechanics? Oil works to ensure all engine parts are well-lubricated so they run in a smooth, efficient manner. It also draws heat away from your engine so it won't overheat. By changing your car's oil every few thousand miles as suggested, you will help keep your engine in the best possible running condition, along with lengthening its lifespan.

 

Tire Repairs and Replacements

If you're like many car owners, you don't spend much time worrying about your tires. We just expect them to roll and grip the road as designed to do. But because tires are a key safety component of your vehicle, it is important to inspect them regularly – for correct air pressure and excessive wear and tear. As durable as tires are, patches and complete replacements are very common automotive issues. Tires can leak or fail for a number of reasons – their sidewalls can split or they can be punctured by a nail or other sharp object. While most tire repairs can be inexpensive, if your tire(s) need to be replaced, the cost can add up quickly.

 

For all you want to know about the 2017 GMC Terrain, and for all your automotive needs, visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged GMC, GMC Terrain, Terrain, GMC Dealer on 02/19/2017 at 12:27 PM

2017 Buick Cascada | Kelly Buick GMC | Emmaus, PA

There are plenty of convertibles on the market. But lately, finding one that is midsized, seats four and is reasonably priced has been pretty hard to find. Luckily, there is one ride that fills these categories – the 2017 Buick Cascada. The Cascada delivers the ultimate top-down experience with a quiet and comfortable ride quality, exciting speed, and lots of features. If you are considering buying a convertible, but are on the fence about whether to opt for new or used, here are some reasons that a new car may be the best choice.

Reliability

Buying a car is a huge investment, one of the largest purchases you will make in your life. The last thing you want is to end up with a lemon! This is why so many choose new cars over used. New cars offer reliability that used cars just can't match. For instance, the risk of breaking down or needing repairs soon after purchasing a new car are extremely slim, which can save you time, money, and a whole lot of frustration.

Warranty

Another noteworthy element about buying a new car is that it will come with a manufacturer warranty – and many are quite generous. Having a warranty on your car means that if something breaks or fails to work as intended, you can have it replaced at no cost. Common new-car warranties include:

  • Powertrain warranty: 10 years or 100,000 miles

  • Vehicle warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles

  • Rust warranty: 7 years with unlimited mileage

  • Road-side assistance program: 5 years with unlimited mileage

Safety

Over the years, automotive safety requirements have become stricter. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) who has set the agenda and requirements for the automotive industry, have made car companies work harder than ever before to design stronger, more robust vehicles. In a number of crash tests, one that has upped the safety bar is the small-overlap frontal impact crash test. This test measures how well a vehicle's underlying structure is able to deflect the force of a collision that occurs at a car's front corner. In other words, it sees what happens when a vehicle strikes a tree, parked car, or other large object.

Another way that new cars provide stronger safety is with the many advanced safety systems, like automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and more. With collision avoidance technologies, car accidents are greatly reduced.

With all of the latest safety regulations and advanced technologies, you are much more likely to be protected in a new vehicle that one that has some years on it.

Fuel Economy

With vehicles like hybrids on the market, automotive companies are continuing to make fuel efficiency better and better. From automatic engine stop/start systems and cylinder deactivation technologies to better aerodynamic designs and lightweight materials, the newer the car, the more fuel-efficient it will be.

Another reason why new cars guarantee better fuel economy than older vehicles is that automotive companies have to meet specific federal regulations, otherwise they face penalties.

Technology

Older cars come with an array of buttons and knobs, but it's hard to beat the latest generation of high-tech, smartphone -integrated features. And the newer the car, the more technologically advanced it will be. You'll find all sorts of gadgets, like touchscreen displays, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite and HD radios, voice texting, voice controls, and more.

To learn more about the 2017 Buick Cascada and other great reasons to opt for a new car, visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged Buick, Cascada, Buick Convertible, New Buick, Buick Dealer, 2017 Buick Models on 02/15/2017 at 10:30 PM

2017 Buick Enclave | Kelly Buick GMC | Emmaus, PA

When your family grows, sedans and compact SUVs can suddenly become much too restrictive – even impossible at meeting your day-to-day needs. So what do you do when your vehicle is no longer able to juggle your demands? You upgrade! If a minivan is just not your thing, then the best choice is a full-size, three-row SUV. While there are a number of decent choices out there. One that is upscale, yet practical is the 2017 Buick Enclave. To learn the many reasons why the latest Enclave is a great pick for you and your family, continue reading.

Impressive Tech Content

If you're into technology then you'll find all the latest and greatest gadgets inside the 2017 Buick Enclave. Whether you opt for the Convenience, Leather or Premium trim, the list of standard items is the same. It includes:

  • OnStar telematics with 4G LTE and onboard Wi-Fi hotspot

  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity

  • 6.5” touchscreen display

  • Buick's IntelliLink interface with voice control and smartphone radio app integration

  • Dual USB audio interface

  • Satellite radio

While this is impressive enough, the top-of-the line Premium model does include two more tech features that are definitely intriguing – a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system and navigation system. If you have kids to please, Premium and Leather trims also come with the option of tacking on a rear-seat video entertainment system, which means no more wines from back seats.

Fully-Loaded Trims

When it comes to the 2017 Buick Enclave, there's one word worth remembering – three. Three rows and three trim levels. For 2017, the Enclave is available in Convenience, Leather and Premium trims. Each is fully-loaded with all sorts of great items, from basics like cruise control to luxury perks like heated and ventilated seats. Here's a look at what each trim comes with:

Convenience Trim:

  • 19-alloy wheels

  • Automatic xenon headlights

  • Heated side mirrors

  • Rear privacy glass

  • Power liftgate

  • Rear parking sensors

  • Remote engine start

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

  • 8-way power driver seat

  • 2-way power front passenger seat

  • Cruise control

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Leather Trim:

  • Leather upholstery

  • Heated front seats

  • 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat

  • Heated steering wheel

  • Driver memory settings

  • Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Premium Trim:

  • 19” chrome-clad alloy wheels

  • Adaptive headlights

  • Power-folding mirrors

  • Auto-dimming driver-side mirror

  • Forward-collision alert

  • Lane-departure warning

  • Ventilated front seats

  • Power-adjustable steering column

Excellent Safety

From the previous content lists found in each trim level of the 2017 Buick Enclave, you can see that it includes many advanced safety systems. This shows that Buick aims to provide their customers with vehicles that are as safe as possible. While advanced safety features help aid drivers so they will be more likely to avoid collisions, the Enclave also proves strength in safety with top scores in crash testing. When put through the toughest crash tests in by the government and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IISH), the 2017 Enclave received top marks in all categories, including:

  • Overall crash protection

  • Front-impact protection

  • Side-impact protection

  • Moderate-overlap front-impact protection

  • Roof strength

  • Whiplash protection

Like what you've learned so far about the 2017 Buick Enclave? Find out even more when you check out this must-have full-size SUV at our dealership in Emmaus, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged Buick, Enclave, Buick Enclave, 2017 Buick, Buick Dealer, 2017 Buick Models on 02/15/2017 at 10:28 PM

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