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Buick Tuscan Edition Features Likely to Impress

Buick Tuscan Edition Features
The Enclave is Setting New Standards *Regular 2015 Enclave Diplayed

Introduced at the New York Auto Show this past week, the Buick Enclave will be released in a Tuscan Edition.

Sporting subtle hints of chrome with a modern flare in the grille and 20-inch tires, the hue is accentuated with three color choices: White Frost Tricoat, Dark Chocolate Metallic, and Ebony Twilight Metallic.

The newest Buick Tuscan Edition features a Leather or Premium trim with updated interior styling, blue ambient lighting, a power-operated dual moon roof, heated-wood-trimmed steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control, parking assist, and a power tailgate. Also included is 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi, as well as an Intellilink infotainment system.

Powering the 2016 Tuscan Edition is a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of 288hp mated to a six-speed automatic standard transmission that also comes with the choice of a front or all-wheel-drive with Buick’s QuietTuning technology ensuring you have a peaceful ride.

The 2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition will be available to the market this summer, so be sure to come visit us at Ewing Buick GMC to order yours today.

Warmer Weather Approaches: Car Cooling Tricks to Avoid the Heat

Car Cooling Tricks
Spring Maintenance

Spring is finally here, and while for many, that means the joy of the winter months melting away, others are concerned about the dreaded car heat. You know, that horrible wave of hot air that hits you when you return to your parked car? To prevent this summer staple, just in time for the warm weather to roll around, all of us at Ewing Buick GMC have put together a list of car cooling tricks:

  • Park in the shade if there are any covered spots available.
  • Manufacture some shade for yourself, with a blanket or a sun shade, up against the windshield.
  • Once you’re back in the car – make sure you’ve got you’re A/C set to fresh air as opposed to recirculation, which would take much longer to cool down.
  • Take your car in for a routine check-up to make sure everything is working properly, particularly the vents and air conditioning.
  • Have an emergency supply of water in the car to keep you hydrated, which also helps to bring down body temperature.

Have any other tips to cool down hot cars? Let us know in the comments.

Buick Once Again a Top Sponsor of March Madness

Sponsor of March Madness
Buick Teams Up with March Madness

For five years running, Buick will be a top sponsor of March Madness. In 2015, a lot of the fun is returning from Buick’s sponsorship of the tournament last year. For instance, the Boss Button is back. When you watch games on the NCAA website, the Boss Button helps you make anyone who might be displeased with your viewing believe that you are working on “spreadsheets.” Just click the button, squint your eyes, stare thoughtfully at the screen and start typing madly.  It’s that easy!

 There are also new additions. Buick’s trick shot competition features 16 competitors and allows viewers to pick their favorite much like they would for the March Madness tournament. Although we assume no one doubts that Titus, the three year-old trick shot internet phenomenon, will take the cake.

 Molly Peck, Buick’s Director of Marketing and Advertising, recent explained to brand channelwhy Buick likes working with the NCAA for March Madness. “This audience isn’t just basketball-crazy fans but also those who are excited by the tournament play itself, and by the participation of their schools.” Buick taps into that protracted excitement and creates a lot of interaction.

 Speaking of interaction, vote for your favorite trick shot expert here, or at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX.

Buick Cost to Own: Saving You More Money in the Long Run

Buick Cost to Own
Buick: the Symbol of Luxury

If you’re looking for luxury design without the cost, Buick may be the way to go. Three Buicks were recently given the 5-Year Cost to Own award from Kelly Blue Book (KBB). This award measures the cost of your car over several years, not just the initial price tag, which means that Buick’s are definitely more affordable in the long run than other models.

According to Buick, the awards are based on the lowest projected depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance/insurance fees, maintenance/repair costs, and state registration fees. The three winners were the Verano, Encore, and Enclave, all of which were in luxury car categories. That means if you’re looking for a little extra sophistication, Buick is ideal.

Based on the typical difference of cost from other cars, the Enclave saves people the most money in the long run. On average, people save about $17,500 over five years with the Enclave compared to similar models. People who buy the Encore save about $14,000, and Verano owners save over $9,000. Over five years, you’ll have saved almost enough for a new car.

Buick cost to own is just one more reason to consider this automaker above the rest. Not only does Buick offer luxury, performance, and comfort, but it’s also easier on the wallet than you might think. You can experience these savings for yourself at Ewing Buick GMC in Plano, TX today, and never look back again.