Lately, Breakout Games have been taking the area by storm, but why? By taking the thrilling experience of the “escape the room” game, in which participants have to work together in order to solve a puzzle and beat a time limit. Oftentimes, the game includes a storyline, such as being a secret agent breaking a code or a hostage attempting to escape before the kidnapper returns. Breakout Games in Plano brings a variety of different cool games to the area for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy.
Breakout Plano is located at 2301 N Central Expy in Suite 285. You can book tickets for the games online through the Booking section on their website, where you can select which game you’re interested in playing and how many people you want to bring along. They just ask that you arrive 15 minutes early so that everything is ready to go by the selected time. Whether you’re interested in the glamorous espionage in “Operation: Casino” or the airplane-hijacking drama of “Hostage,” there’s something for you.
What’s more is that Breakout Games in Plano is on its way to releasing a few new escape the room experiences, Museum Heist and Island Escape. We at Ewing Buick GMC think you should keep an eye out for the opening day of these experiences.
At the 1997 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GMC showed off a concept vehicle that would capture the attention of everyone at the show. It was the first-ever Yukon Denali. This show vehicle came with unique exterior details and premium in-cabin features, including an early version of OnStar.
From there, the Denali line soon went into production and the first Yukon Denali models went on sale in late 1998. Now, nearly 20 years later, the one-millionth GMC Denali model has been sold.
Just like its namesake, the highest mountain in North America, the Denali lineup aims to stand above the rest of the SUV and truck lineup in America with premium amenities and fine craftsmanship.
“The advent of the Yukon Denali signaled a big shift, both in the industry and for GMC itself,” says Rich Latek, marketing director for GMC. “…We sensed an opportunity to create a premium-grade model that could resonate with customers on a whole new level.”
With the Yukon Denali, customers will find a premium SUV that can not only tackle tough jobs, but get you there in comfort and style. All three rows include premium, perforated leather-appointed seating. And, there are authentic aluminum and Java Burl wood inlays throughout the cabin.
Over the years, Buick has been working on transforming its image. As such, the automaker comes out with new surprises every year. This year’s surprise is that the 2018 Buick Regal is going to be featured as both a station wagon and a hatchback. Explore the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX to see why everyone is so excited.
The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback is a hatchback that functions very similarly to a sedan, but the TourX is a much more traditional station wagon. As far as appearance is concerned, the TourX is a bit more rugged than the flashier Sportback.
When it comes to the engine, both models feature the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, the all-wheel drive model pushed the torque up to 295 lb-ft. In addition, the all-wheel drive models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the front-wheel drive models come with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
As for technology, there are plenty of great standard features. A 7-inch color touchscreen is standard, as is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
To experience the 2018 Buick Regal for yourself, come give us a visit at Ewing Buick GMC. We would love to help you out.
Ewing Buick GMC holds a monthly contest to honor the teachers in the area. Called the “Teacher of the Month” program, we’ve awarded Ms. Lewis and Lori Turnball our January and February winners, respectively, and we’re in the process of determining the winner of March. Dedicated to highlighting the important role that teachers play in our community, we couldn’t be happier to see so many nominated.
The “Teacher of the Month” contest stresses the importance of good role models in our society, recognizing teachers who find ways to go above and beyond every day. You can nominate your favorite teacher on our Facebook page or visit the contest website for more details. Teachers win by receiving “likes” on Facebook, and the winner gets a $250 check from the dealership.
This contest focuses on teachers from independent school districts around the area. For the month of March, we’ve concentrated on Little Elm. If you have a particularly influential teacher or you know someone who should be nominated, please take the time to include their name on our website. You can even come into the dealership to vote.
Why do we give this award? Teachers play a pivotal role in childhood development, and we here at Ewing Buick GMC truly appreciate the hard work many teachers put in. It can be a thankless job at times, but our goal is to highlight some of the good that occurs in local school districts.
When GMC first produced the Terrain in 2010, it was a boxy, rugged-luxury hybrid. This first generation is now coming to a close, with the updates coming to the 2018 GMC Terrain. Automotive News informs that the next Terrain will take a step back from the sharp edges and delve further into the luxury sector.
2018 is bringing a slimmer SUV – it’s losing around 465 pounds, as well as inches off the length, width and wheelbase. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch we learn that though fuel economy has yet to be determined, these size reductions and additional engine options are sure to help.
This year you may choose between a 7.0- or 8.0-inch IntelliLink Infotainment system, but that’s not the only addition. Apple and Android devices will be compatible to the system to provide more hands-free access. Many safety features will be added, such as lane departure warning, rear seat reminder, blind zone alerts and many more.
Other GMC Models
The GMC Acadia and Yukon are getting some tweaks for the 2018 model year as well. You can look for updates to the transmission, equipment and features of both of these vehicles this year.
Hopefully in the next few months we’ll get a few more glances at the 2018 GMC Terrain and all of its redesign glory. Until then, you can enjoy the 2017 Terrain while it lasts on our lot at Ewing Buick GMC!
The 1961 GMC Suburban is well over 50 years old at this point but that isn’t stopping one owner from hitting the trails. Michael Wymer took to the garage and created a customized monster of a Suburban. The end result is a beast that boasts more power than most sports cars along with all of the capability an SUV has to offer.
At more than half a century old, most drivers wouldn’t give the 1961 GMC Suburban a second glance – until they hear its engine roar. The 6.6-liter Duramax V8 engine boasts a heart-pounding 427 hp and 754 lb-ft of torque and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the heart of this monster.
Wymer started the project on a shortened GMC Sierra 2500HD chassis. From there, he added a lift kit, shortened the CV axels, and created custom upper control arms. Normally such a challenge would take a team of mechanics but Wymer took the project on solo.
Today, he uses the Suburban to tow and haul other projects as well as take the occasional off-roading adventure. You won’t find another 50-plus-year-old vehicle that can do all of that and more!
We here at Ewing Buick GMC never cease to be amazed at what owners can do to their vehicles.
Keeping a New Year resolution can be challenging for even the most motivated people. Staying motivated is a battle within itself, especially if you aren’t sure how to go about succeeding in your resolution. Fortunately you don’t have to walk into your resolution blind. We here at Ewing Buick GMC have a few great tips to help you keep your New Year resolution in 2017!
Slow Down – When it comes to tackling your New Year resolution, it’s best to do so slowly. Changing several habits at once, for example, will increase the likelihood of failure. Start by changing one small habit and doing so consistently, then move on to another. Try to develop a rough schedule throughout the year so you can tackle each part of your resolution with full force.
Talk – Sometimes talking is one of the simplest ways to motivate yourself. Find a friend, family member, or pet that’s willing to sit and listen. They may even offer some advice. Simply discuss your resolution, what you want out of it, and how you plan to get it.
Relax – Failing once doesn’t mean your year is wasted. Shake the shortcoming off and try again. There’s nothing wrong with failure provided you can always get back up and give your resolution another shot!
GMC is known for offering some of the most popular vehicles on the market and it’s been recognized by AutoPacific for doing so year after year. Now, GMC has been named the Most Ideal Popular Brand for the third consecutive year. Three GMC models led their segments, making GMC one of only two automakers to accomplish the feat. GMC took home the top honor in AutoPacific’s 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards thanks to the Acadia, Yukon/Yukon XL, and the Sierra pickup. The Acadia topped the Large Crossover SUV segment while the Yukon/Yukon XL dominated the Large SUV segment. The GMC Sierra tackled the Light Duty Pickup segment for the second year in a row and also served as the brand’s bestselling model. Of the three, the 2017 GMC Acadia is all-new for the model year and boasts an impressive interior, advanced infotainment system, innovative safety technologies, and more. The SUV offers a comfort-oriented ride that makes it perfect for both short and long trips. In order to determine what brand and vehicles took home the top honors, the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards surveyed more than 65,000 owners. The survey took place after 90 days of ownership and asked customers what changes they would make in their vehicles in 15 categories. GMC featured the least amount of requested changes, earning it the top spot for the third year in a row. Here at Ewing Buick GMC near Dallas, TX, we’re proud to see GMC taking home another top honor!
If you’re looking something fun to do this summer, check out the Dallas Zoo. This zoo has plenty of exotic animals, from the most exotic to the truly fascinating, along with fun, family-friendly activities. The Dallas Zoo monorail was recently completed as well, making it easy to see the entire park without getting sore feet.
This new monorail offers a birds-eye view of five African habitats, according to the Dallas Zoo. This includes the mountains of Ethiopia, the woodlands of Kenya, the Great Rift Valley, the arid Saharan Desert, and the bush of the Serengeti in Tanzania.
This train is great for all ages, easing along at a comfortable 3 to 4 mph in a one-mile loop around the mark. The entire monorail covers roughly the back 106 acres of the park, making it easy to see animals like chimpanzees, crocodiles, penguins, the ibex, and more.
If you’re looking for a fun-filled day that’s great for everyone, check out the new Dallas Zoo monorail. All of us at Ewing Buick GMC near Dallas, TX love it!
In Texas, we have the benefit of enjoying near-ideal weather all winter long. Snow is a rarity and you rarely have to don more than a jacket. This means, we can enjoy a wide range of activities all season long. Here are some great winter activities near Plano, Texas.
Take a class. If 40-degree weather is still too cold for you. Stay indoors and learn something new by taking a class. If you want to improve your comedic skills, sign up for a class at the Dallas Comedy House School of Improv.
Head outdoors. Enjoy the wonderfully mild temperatures by heading outdoors. Take an afternoon stroll through the beautiful Arbor Hills Nature Preserve or Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, both located right here in Plano.
Dallas World Aquarium & Rainforest. If you’re always yearning for the heat, get a taste of tropical weather when you visit the great aquarium in Dallas. You’ll get to see flora and fauna from five continents.
Fort Worth Stockyards. For a Texan experience like no other, head to Fort Worth and visit the historic stockyards. Here, you can watch real cowhands drive the cattle twice daily. There are also restaurants, shopping, and great all-around fun.
What fun activities are you adding to your winter itinerary? Tell Ewing Buick GMC in the comments below or come to our dealership in Plano, TX today.