What to Do After a Car Accident

It only takes one mistake or one bad driver to get into an accident, which means that no matter how careful of a driver you are, the possibility of getting involved in an accident is unfortunately always there. Whether or not it’s your fault, you need to know the proper procedures to follow when it happens. Here is what to do after a car accident.

 

Stay Calm

No matter what happens, do your best to stay calm. Don’t let emotion or adrenaline get the better of you. The first and most important thing to do is to check to make sure that you and everyone else around is safe.

 

Consider the Cars

If the accident is minor, talk with the other driver to see where the best place would be to move the cars. However, if the accident is serious, leave the cars exactly where they are until help arrives.

 

Call the Police

Even if the accident is minor, it’s best for you to have record of the accident. When you report the accident to you insurance company, it’s better for you to have an objective report of what happened.

 

If you have any questions about your car or are looking for a new vehicle after experiencing an accident, please feel free to call down to Crawford Buick GMC to see how we can help. We would love to hear from you!

How to Fix a Dent in Your Car

No matter how careful you are with your car, it’s going to happen to you at some point. Whether or not it’s your fault, you will end up with a dent in your car. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be an expensive fix. Here is how to fix a dent in your car so that you don’t have to spend any money.

 

Plunger Method

The plunger method is probably the simplest way to fix a dent in your car. All that you need is a suction cup that is the size of the dent. If nothing else is available, the plunger from your bathroom will work just fine. Simply place the suction cup on the dent, and plunge gently until the dent pops out.

 

Hot/Cold Method

If the plunger method doesn’t work, or you don’t have a suction cup of any kind, the next method is the hot/cold method. All that you need is a hairdryer and some ice. Without holding the hairdryer too close to the car, warm up the area around the dent to make it malleable. Once it is sufficiently warm, apply the ice to the area to pop out the dent.

 

If you need any further assistance with your car, please feel free to call down to Crawford Buick GMC today!

2017 Buick Models Safer Than Ever

2017 Buick ModelsNot one, not two, but all of Buick’s 2017 models have top safety this year. All six 2017 Buick models have earned an overall five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It’s not easy to earn five stars from the NHTSA. To get a five-star Overall Vehicle Score, a vehicle must pass a range of tests like frontal, side, and rollover tests. But it also considers vehicle safety technology.

So how did all six 2017 Buick models do it? They did it with intelligent and advanced safety features. Additions like all-new Front Pedestrian Braking increase your safety and the safety of those outside the car. The Safety Alert Seat helps alert you when you’ve left something in the seat behind you. Plus, high-strength steel and advanced air bags help protect you in the instance of a crash.

“We know safety is top of mind for buyers when shopping for new vehicles, and the recent ratings by NHTSA showcase our brand’s dedication to providing our customers with safe, reliable transportation,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing.

So no matter what 2017 Buick you’re getting behind the wheel of, you’ll get the perfect combination of style, power, and safety. Check out your favorite Buick today at Crawford Buick GMC.

Introducing the Avista Concept

You love Buicks. They have style, performance, and luxury. But it doesn’t just stop at their current cars. Their new Avista concept car has all the things you love in a Buick and even more.

The Avista concept has the ideal combination style and performance. You won’t catch this car on the road yet, but it can tell you the future of Buick’s vehicles. On the outside, you’ll find a sleek design that cuts through the air to increase aerodynamics. Touch-pad door handles make for a seamless flow of your doors.

The Avista concept has a futuristic interior, too, where its sleek exterior lines are reflected on the inside of the car. New Electronic Precision Shift technology makes it easier than ever to shift gears. The information and the gear shift seamlessly flow from your center console to your dashboard. Everything is digital and prioritizes ease of access. Finally, the steering wheel features a flat-bottomed design that makes maneuvering the car easier than ever.

Something else that makes maneuvering even easier is advanced performance dynamics with a twin turbo engine.

The Avista concept represents the future of Buick. Will you be ready for it when the descendents of the Avista concept hit the roads?

Buick Avista concept

The Latest News in El Paso

Local history lessons, exciting events and the opportunity to become a culinary master—you can find it all in the latest news in El Paso.

 

Are you fascinated by the history of El Paso? In a town as storied as this one, it’s easy to find yourself interested in El Paso’s rich history. If you haven’t heard about it already, “The El Paso History Radio Show”, airs every Sunday from 10am to noon on News Talk 690 KTSM. Recent guests include Bernie Sargent, chairman of the El Paso County Historical Commission.

 

How are your cooking skills? For most of us, they are middle of the road. For Cedrick Miller, they are the worst. But admitting it helped the native El Pasoan secure a spot on the Food Network Show “Worst Cooks In America.” Catch him learning how to become a better cook from professional chefs. Who knows… maybe you can learn something too!

 

If there’s anything you can say about El Paso, it’s that there is never a shortage of fun things to do! Visit the El Paso Lifestyle Calendar here. Upcoming events include the second annual “Lights On The Lake.” Through January, you can visit Ascarate Park and enjoy a peaceful evening with your family taking in the beautiful light display.

Buick Regal Station Wagon Set To Debut In 2018

While Europe never lost their love for the station wagon, it seems folks in the US cooled off on the idea, preferring instead the increasingly ubiquitous crossover. But that doesn’t mean the flame has become completely snuffed out here. In fact, there are more than a few people very excited about the upcoming Buick Regal Station Wagon.

 

So far, there is little news on this new entry from Buick. AutoGuide reports that based on a patent filing, the option for AWD on the new Buick Regal station wagon is likely.

 

Buick is no stranger to the format. There was a time when “Woodies,” as they were lovingly called, adorned with the side wood-paneling from which they got their nickname, were all over America’s roads. Officially called the Buick Sport Wagon, these iconic wagons were manufactured from the late 60s into the early 70s.

 

There will be no wood paneling this time around but the new wagon will still offer what the “Woodies” of yore did. That is, they will be the perfect answer to someone who wants something that drives like a car (like a luxurious and powerful Buick, mind you) but offers lots more interior space. The Buick Regal station wagon is set to premier in 2018.

Introducing the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X

The GMC Sierra 2500HD is already regarded as one of the toughest pickup trucks on the road. But now thanks to an all-new edition, the Sierra is even tougher than ever. It’s called the GMC Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X – and it’s ready to take on the road less traveled.

The All Terrain X package has previously only been offered on the Sierra 1500 and the Canyon. But this year, the 2500HD gets the special treatment. The All Terrain X comes with incredible updates that are sure to handle any road like a champ. A Z71 off-road suspension package and skid plates ensure that the underside of your truck will be protected.

It’s not just about performance, though. All Terrain X trucks get aggressive details like 18-inch aluminum wheels, black mirrors, black sport bar, black side steps, and a black grille. Don’t worry, though, if Onyx Black isn’t for you, you can get the same features in Summit White.

On the inside, you’ll get sleek and comfortable style to match your aggressive interior. Features like remote-start and a wireless phone charger will make your drives easier. Plus, adjustable pedals, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel give you luxurious comfort.

Keep your eyes peeled for All Terrain X!

Buick Ranks Top Three in Consumer Reports Reliability

With so many automakers out there, it’s hard to find the “best” one. But one thing that makes automakers stand out above their competitors is their reliability. Many call American automakers among the least reliable, but that’s not true for Buick, as it was just ranked among the top three in the latest Consumer Reports Reliability Survey.

For the first time in thirty years, an American automaker has made it into the top three of the Consumer Reports’ list of most reliable cars. That automaker? Buick! This is a big leap from Buick’s place on the list last year – seventh. It’s only under Lexus and Toyota on this esteemed list.

So, what are some elements of Buick that make them so reliable this year? It has something to do with the attention to detail on their cars. With a smaller lineup than other American competitors, the safety and reliability of each car affects their overall reliability much more. Essentially, Buick knows what works and they’re sticking to it.

“Top reliability means Buick owners are spending less time getting their cars serviced and more time meeting obligations at work and at home,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick sales, service and marketing.

So what are you waiting for? Call a reliable Buick “yours” today.

Tips for Tailgating: Getting Ready for the Game

Tailgating is an American tradition that everyone can enjoy. You can have some stellar food, spend time with friends, and cheer on your favorite team. We’ve put together a list of tips for tailgating to help you make the most of your experience. In addition to a quality vehicle, there are some important things to keep in mind before you head to the game.

According to Buzz Feed, one of the most important things is preparation. You should plan to arrive four hours early and eat two hours before the game. Although this might sound excessive, you’ll need plenty of time to set up and tear down. Most importantly, tailgating can go wrong if everyone is rushing around to avoid missing the game. Give yourself plenty of time.

When it comes to food, bring as much prepared food as possible. It’s a good idea to get a food thermometer if you don’t already have one to keep track of internal temps. If you have meat or other food that spoils easily, be sure to put it on ice. Also, be sure to label food items and drinks. Show which are vegetarian/vegan friendly, which might affect allergies, and which drinks have alcohol.

Be friendly and enjoy the game. No one likes to see fighting and bickering over a game—be respectful. Make friends with your neighbors, and—most importantly—have fun! Tailgating doesn’t have to be perfect—remember to relax and enjoy the game.

New 2017 Enclave Design Stands Out Among Competitors

The 2017 Enclave design is driving the critics wild. With its sleek contours, a comfortable interior, and sophisticated styling, it’s easy to see why so many have fallen in love with this model. The new 2017 model year also comes with some great new tech upgrades to make driving more enjoyable than ever before.

According to Car and Driver, the new Enclave is one of the best in its segment. This SUV can hold up to eight people comfortably, making it perfect for large families. All-wheel drive is excellent for improved handling, while a redesigned body gives you a more engaged driving experience. In addition to its sleek styling, the Enclave is simply fun to drive.

New features on the 2017 model include things like a Sport Touring package. This comes with black accents, including 20-inch alloy wheels and a sporty new grille. Other great features include a redesigned exterior that is both athletic and refined, with aerodynamic contours to help increase gas mileage. A tall ride height adds visibility while also making it easy to get in and out.

The third-row seating has been made more comfortable thanks to added space, making it ideal for both adults and children to ride in the back. Ample storage space makes it easy to haul gear, and it also creates a comfortable atmosphere for long trips. Other available features include leather trim, as well as integrated connectivity to improve infotainment.

These are just some of the many great features on the new Enclave. Stop by to test drive this impressive new model.