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.
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.
Anticipation has been building over the next-generation Buick LaCrosse since it debuted at auto shows earlier this year, preparing to breathe new life into Buick’s lineup. The brand itself has been revamping its image, seeking to appeal to a younger demographic.
Well, the results are in for the new Buick LaCrosse…critics say the luxury sedan has managed to accomplish its goals without a hitch.
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse draws from the experimental Avenir concept that first appeared in 2015. At the time, many people predicted the LaCrosse would cease production and the Avenir would eventually be its replacement. However, the new LaCrosse (with its sleek lines and pleasant ride) symbolizes a bold step in a new direction for Buick, joining the ranks of vehicles like the brand-new Cascada convertible.
Now, with a handsome exterior that speaks volumes about Buick’s ability to remain classic and traditional in an increasingly flashy luxury segment, a welcoming and user-friendly interior packed with comfort, and a smooth ride, the new Buick LaCrosse is a vehicle that depends not on high-end looks for attention but more subtle fascinations. The luxury segment, with its leaning toward more futuristic looks, needs something that’s a bit less showy—and Buick is there to provide.
One of the largest benefits of shopping used is the sheer amount of choices buyers have. However, that can be overwhelming if you don’t even know what some good options are. If you don’t want to slog through ad after ad looking for the best used cars, we’ve gone ahead and compiled some nameplates that have made their way onto Consumer Reports’ list of Best Used Cars for Under $25,000.
Ford Focus: Typically less than $10k, the Focus offers an interior that feels more upscale and it will make you feel like you’re driving something a little more sporty.
Hyundai Sonata: Hyundai is known for offering great cars for a fraction of the price. Consumer Reports says that the Sonata is an accommodating alternative to some of its pricey competitors.
Infiniti G: A luxury convertible on this list? That’s right! Luxury vehicles are a surprising prevalent in used car markets, as you can find them with similar prices to other cars as they depreciate faster.
Toyota Highlander: Reliable, available third-row seat, and available hybrid version. What’s not to love about the Toyota Highlander?
There are plenty of other great used cars we could have put on this list, but this is just a sample of some of the great options offered. If you’re interested in buying, give us at Crawford Buick GMC a call. When it comes to used cars, we have more than just GM products, so we’d be happy to help.
With a new Buick or GMC model, it’s easier than ever to explore the Las Cruces area. Our extensive location page on the area has some interesting facts about the history of the city, as well as things to do. This post is about some of the many places to visit in the area, many of which can turn into mini road trips—a perfect excuse to drive a new car.
Things to do in Las Cruces are wide ranging. For the best hiking in New Mexico, make a day trip to the Soledad Canyon. This area is rife with scenic views, wildlife, flora, and more. Winding trails weave across canyons, and natural rock formations and stalactites are everywhere. You can also see the remains of indigenous and settler buildings. Rocky terrain can be treacherous in some cars, but not one of the many Buick or GMC crossovers and SUVs.
Stop by the many water tank murals in the area. This is a great activity if you’re bored and looking for something to do. You can see how local artists transform murals into stunning roadside attractions, many of which show pride in the local cities and cultures. Driving from mural to mural is also a great way to experience the city and the open road.
Finally, everyone can enjoy Art Obscura. Considered a landmark by the locals, you can see bizarre and fascinating antiques, as well as some interesting objects and technologies. This quirky gallery has many pieces for sale, but the fun lies in browsing some of the truly unique collections in the store.
The Buick Enclave is the most American car around. What does that even mean? Though you might think this is just a matter of opinion, a recent survey gave the Enclave the title after testing and comparing cars across the industry, basing a decision on seven different criteria.
According to 24/7 Wall Street, the criteria are based on manufacturing and production—in other words, where do the parts come from, where is the car produced and assembled, and where is the research and development performed. The Enclave was named the Most American Car on the road, with more than 90% American components and research.
In addition to the Enclave, the GMC Acadia was also named one of the top three in the industry, with the Chevrolet Traverse landing at number two. In a time when the American auto market is drastically dipping, it’s refreshing to see that some automakers place importance on American jobs and manufacturing, choosing to support local and national economies rather than shipping items overseas.
Believe it or not, American-built products also reduce the carbon footprint of GMC and Buick. That’s because it takes quite a bit of fuel to ship parts and cars around the globe on ocean freighters, airplanes, and trains. By sticking to the US, these automakers are reducing fuel consumption and pollution. The manufacturing process, many environmentalists claim, is more impactful than vehicle performance on the road. In other words, sometimes it doesn’t matter how much gas mileage a car gets if it has to be shipped and constructed from parts across the globe.
Looking for fun in the sun this summer in El Paso? Luckily for you, El Paso is one of the most vibrant, cultural cities in the state, offering a long list of activities and attractions that the whole family will enjoy during the warm, summer months.
Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in El Paso:
If you want to get the most out of your vehicle, the best thing you can do is perform routine, preventative maintenance. Why wait until your tire goes flat or until a low oil level causes permanent damage when you can easily prevent these dangerous incidents?
Here is a simple list of preventative maintenance tips to get you started.
Keep a notebook in your car, and use it to detail what maintenance you have performed and when.
Check your tire pressure and your oil about once a month, or more, if you tend to drive on rougher roads.
Familiarize yourself with the rest of your vehicle fluids, and be sure to check up on them occasionally, too.
Don’t overlook the importance of your windshield wipers, and replace them whenever they get streaky.
Forget the trailering of the 2016 Sierra’s predecessors. The 2016 GMC Sierra is here with trailering enhancements that will have you at your top towing game.
Newly available features on the Sierra’s trailering system include a gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package and a trailering camera system with built-in technologies.
You’ll have the gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package on the Sierra Heavy Duty models. This fifth-wheel package strengthens towing capabilities and allows you to tow even larger trailers than before.
You can get the trailering camera system for the Sierra 1500 and all HD models. This system was developed by Echomaster and reduces blind spots when you’re driving on the highway or reversing with a trailer.
“GMC’s reputation was forged on the ability to perform heavy work with a premium touch, and these new options do more to make that work comfortable and confident,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra Marketing Manager.
Having these technologies not only makes the 2016 Sierra stronger than ever, but more capable, too. With these updates, you’ll be able to tow anything easier and with more peace of mind. Ask Crawford Buick GMC about these features when you pay us a visit!