High Time for Your Car’s Spring Cleaning

Woman happy on a spring day
Woman happy on a spring day

Spring is almost here! (HOPEFULLY)

Are we there yet? This winter has been particularly cold, snowy, and windy, but spring is almost here. Those of us at Paul Sur Buick GMC could not be more ready for the sunny, mild days of spring driving, and to share our enthusiasm, here is a checklist to help with your car’s spring cleaning!

  1. Spray the undercarriage. The salty brine of the pothole-ridden roads can agitate your car’s underside. A thorough spray (no soap necessary) will help keep rust at bay.
  2. Vacuum inside. By removing the salt and sand, you’ll avoid grinding it into your mats. You can optionally choose to shampoo your floor to make it look and smell new.
  3. Swap tires and wipers. Chances are you’ve been using winter tires, get them off to avoid excessive wear. Also, wipers get shredded by ice; get some new ones for the spring rain.
  4. Replace your cabin air filter. Allergy season is coming, and there may still be leaves and debris from last autumn stuck in the filter. Get a new one for spring.
  5. Check fluids. Not just your wiper fluid, but the transmission, oil, and brake fluid need to be checked too. If you don’t feel comfortable with this step, give the Paul Sur service department a call, and we will be happy to help!

Winter Car Maintenance Tips Everyone Should Know

Woman cleaning her snow-covered car
Woman cleaning her snow-covered car

This image says it all!

Well, it looks as though that devious little rodent Punxsutawney Phil has seen his anything but elusive shadow – and six more weeks of winter for us it is. So in an effort to help you maintain the livelihood of your car, we’d like to offer some winter car maintenance tips.

First, make sure that you are keeping up with regular service appointments for your car – while we know this can be a hassle, we promise it will lead to the longevity of your car!

Second, be sure to test your battery. If it seems that it has headed south for the winter, consider replacing it – especially since it’s what gives life to your car.

Third, check your tire pressure, and consider the winterized options. According to Kiplinger.com, “Tires lose a pound of pressure for every drop of 10 degrees Fahrenheit…an underinflated tire won’t ‘bite’ through snow down to the pavement as well as one at pressure. It’s similar to hydroplaning on water – and just as dangerous.”

Lastly, we want to encourage all of our readers to be sure to pack a safety survival kit. We know this will do nothing to promote winter car endurance, but for the just-in-case-scenario, we want all of our customers to be safe!

We at Paul Sur Buick GMC wish all of our readers and patrons safe and happy travels during these waning months of the winter season.

The 2015 GMC Lineup Is Expanding to Include Luxury

GMC Sierra Denali
GMC Sierra Denali

The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali

GMC is doing better than ever thanks to one of the most impressive lineups in its history. The all-new Denali series is rebranding the iconic automaker as more than just a dependable American company, but also as a luxury automaker.

According to GMC, 2014 was one of the most successful years for the company in decades. The Denali sub-brand is mostly to thank, integrating performance, luxury, and, of course, dependability. The new 2015 GMC lineup features several best-selling vehicles, including the Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Acadia among others—meaning we could quite possibly see an even better year than last year.

“GMC is a strong, premium brand that has continued to gain momentum,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice President of GMC. “Refined, capable and appealing products are driving that momentum, and we intend to build on that in 2015 with both product and brand-centric initiatives.”

The new Sierra is the only pickup to have exterior design as the number one reason for purchase, the Yukon is more popular than ever, the Canyon was voted Autoweek’s Best of the Best of 2015, and the Acadia was Edmunds.com’s Most Popular SUV.  We’re not kidding: the new lineup is better than ever thanks to quality design and made-in-America dependability.