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.
Last month, we hosted a Teacher Photo Contest on our Facebook page for local area teachers. Visitors shared photos and videos along with words of praise for their favorite teachers. The posts that received the most “likes” were declared the winners. Each winning teacher will receive a $250 Visa gift card. For April, the winning teacher was Aisha Murtadah. She currently teaches at Dooley Elementary School in the Plano Independent School District. Parent Jay Rankin said this about Mrs. Murtadah, “She taught my (mildly) special needs son in 2nd grade. She changed his life with her patience, understanding, and knowledge. We saw him grow so much in the year that she taught him, and it still brings tears to our eyes (and his) when we think about it… All of the staff at Dooley are amazing, but Mrs. Murtadah is the kind of teacher any parent would want for their children, and there is no teacher more deserving.” In early May, on Teacher Appreciation Day, we announced the winner of our Frisco Teacher Photo contest, Anton Bucher. Mr. Bucher teaches theater at Pioneer Heritage Middle School in the Frisco Independent School District. Parent April Trawick Emerson said, “My daughter suffers from severe anxiety that impacts her daily activities. She has always been very shy and very timid… Once Bucher came into her life, she was a changed little girl. She was becoming more social; she spoke to people and not just when they asked her question; she was blossoming. It was beautiful to witness. Bucher also began a Partner’s Theatre class at PHMS. General education students ‘partner’ with special education students from our functional academics classroom. Kids have signed up to be partners in this class because of the servant’s heart that Bucher has instilled in his kids.” We are so pleased by the success of our Ewing Buick GMC Teacher Photo Contest and want to congratulate both Mrs. Murtadah and Mr. Bucher on their success with their students. We can tell they are excellent teachers who love what they do every day. Like the Ewing Buick GMC Facebook page to see more updates and more contests, or visit us near Dallas, TX.
Following the recent success of the Encore and Enclave, Buick plans to expand its reach into the crossover SUV market with the new Buick Envision.
Just this week, Buick unveiled new photos detailing the luxurious look and feel of the new Envision, and we here at Ewing Buick GMC can’t wait to see it hit our showroom floor.
But just when will that be? It looks like the 2016 model will be the first Envision to come to America. Buick has already successfully launched the Envision on the Chinese auto market.
As far as size, the Envision falls somewhere between the Encore and Enclave. However, the Envision distinguishes itself from those two SUVs and all other Buick vehicles with its capabilities. The Envision is the first ever Buick to sport an Off-Road driving mode. The Envision is able to do this with the four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
With all of this, the Envision also promises class-leading fuel economy at 27 mpg. Check out the Envision when it arrives at Ewing Buick GMC.
Although we have plenty of warm months ahead, summer is abruptly coming to an end. The kids will be back in school and vacation season will sadly cease. Now that things are getting back into a normal routine, it is important that you take care of your car’s needs. Here are some maintenance tips to help your car transition back.
Check your tires – make sure that they are correctly inflated. If they are under or over inflated, you may have serious issues while on the road.
Change your oil and oil filter – Make sure you change your oil between 3,000 and 7,500 miles. Also check your oil levels every other time you fill up your gas tank.
Check your hoses and belts – Look for cracks, leaks, and deterioration.
Check your coolant – Don’t let your car overheat while you are waiting in morning traffic.
Replace your windshield wipers – Being able to see correctly out of the windshield is the most important thing about driving. If your wipers are leaving streaks, it’s time to replace them!
Check your brakes – If you hear squeaky sounds when you stop your vehicle, it’s time to replace your brakes.
Clean your battery- Look for corrosion! A clean battery will last longer and save you more money.
If you have any questions about car maintenance tips, speak with the professionals at Ewing Buick GMC! Make an appointment for service by giving us a call at (972) 665-3148.
How would you like to win a $100 gift card to The Capital Grille? It’s easy at Ewing Buick GMC! Enter our Mother’s Day Photo Contest via Facebook for a chance to win! Think of how nice it would be to take your mom out for a nice dinner… ON US!
All you have to do is “Like” us on Facebook and then visit our Contest App located on our page. You can also access the contest directly by visiting http://ewingbuickgmc.pgtb.me/JR5ZFG. Upload your photo and vote for your favorite entries! The contest ends May 16th at 12PM CT so be sure to get your entry in early. The earlier you submit, the more time you have to recruit your friends to vote for your photo.
The photo with the most votes (at least 30) by the end time and date will be our lucky winner! We already have entries, so be sure to get your photo in soon!
Enter to win at Ewing Buick GMC and to all of you moms out there, have a Happy Mother’s Day!