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El Paso Mother’s Day Events: Show Mom You Care

El Paso Mother’s Day events

Mother’s Day is on May 14, which means it’s right around the corner. There are a few ways to show the women in your life that you really care, including a number of El Paso Mother’s Day events. We’ve listed some of our favorites to help you find ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day this year.

According to KISS FM, one of the best things you can do for your mom is to take her to a local spa. This is a Mother’s Day classic, but it doesn’t get old. You can visit Barrangan’s or Massage Envy, two top locations for a massage, haircut, coloring, and more. Having a spa day is one way to help your mother or wife relax on this holiday.

Next, visit one of the many Mother’s Day brunches around town. Some of our favorite locations include Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Butterfield Trail Golf Club, and Sunland Park. Many of these places are premium buffets that are perfect for having a meal with mom.

Finally, stop by a local garden. This time of year is perfect for a trip to the gardens because many of the roses and tulips are blooming. Check out El Paso’s Rose Garden, a four-acre location that is one of few official rose gardens in the country. Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we can’t wait for this upcoming Mother’s Day.

Steps to Buying a Truck: What Do You Need to Know First?

2017 GMC Sierra - El Paso, TX

Are you curious about buying a truck? We’ve put together a list of the various steps to the process, from finding the pickup that’s right for you to purchasing. Naturally, the car-buying process various from person to person; however, there are some important steps to buying a truck to keep in mind when shopping around.

First, according to Edmunds, it’s important to budget accordingly. The average car sells for roughly $25,000. However, the average truck sells for about $45,000. Trucks are larger, with added capabilities, components, and technologies—one reason they can be more expensive. Budgeting will help you find a truck that’s within your price range as well as practical.

Next, you’ll have to choose between light-duty, medium-duty, or heavy-duty. These are the three basic criteria of production trucks on the market, and most are divided into categories like 1500, 2500, and 3500. There’s a trade-off between fuel economy and towing capacity, so it’s important to know what you plan on using your truck for. If you need it for hauling heavy loads for work, consider a heavy-duty truck. If you simply want a truck to have the option to tow and haul every once in a while, a light-duty truck might be right for you.

Finally, find the right bed and cab size. This also gets back to use—do you need a truck for carrying people, payloads, or both? Extended cabs are great for fitting people, but they can be more expensive. Meanwhile, short beds often improve fuel economy and handling, though they limit what you can carry.

For more information about choosing the right truck, stop by Crawford Buick GMC today. We have a huge selection of trucks to select from, including a range of options and trims.

What You Should Be Doing for Spring Car Prep

Spring Car Prep
Winter’s over, but don’t rest easy just yet. Here are a few pointers on what you should definitely be doing for spring car prep.

Winter’s over, but don’t rest easy just yet. Here are a few pointers on what you should be doing for spring car prep.

Clean Everything – Including the Undercarriage

During the winter months, vehicles have a tendency to accumulate road salt, which can be really harsh on the mechanical aspects of your car. So wash on, in, and underneath your vehicle, and get all the trash out of the cabin, too.

Mind Your Tires

Cold temperatures are rough on tire pressure. Make sure everything’s filled according to manufacturer recommendations and get your tires rotated.

Replace Filters and Wipers

Oil and oil filter should be one of the first things replaced after winter, but the air filter should be replaced, too (it can affect your mileage by up to 10 mpg!). If your wipers are getting streaky, throw in a new pair, too.

Check the Battery

Low temperatures equal lower battery capacity, so have your battery system checked out.

Flush Your Cooling System

It’s recommended that you flush your cooling system every two years, so if you’ve done this recently, you’re fine; if you haven’t, prevent engine failure by cleaning out any rust and sediment.

Need help with spring car prep? Just bring your vehicle to us here at Crawford Buick GMC.

Local Things to Do in El Paso, Texas

Things to do in El Paso
Be sure to check out some of these exciting things to do in El Paso. We can guarantee it will be fun for the whole family!

Are you bored? Are you in El Paso, Texas? Check out our recommendations for local things to do around our hometown.

Ysleta Mission: Explore over 300 years of intermingling cultures and history in this mission, which was built by the Tigua Indians in 1682. Get a glimpse of the stunning desert scenery on the way there, too.

Wyler Aerial Tramway: Looking for a view? Head to the top of Rangers Peak on this tramway and you’ll be able to see three states, two nations, and an abundance of local flora and fauna with your own eyes.

Plaza Theatre: From Broadway productions to concerts, there’s plenty of live theatrical and musical events to enjoy at this refurbished historical landmark with Spanish mission style architecture.

Municipal Rose Garden: If you want to just sit and enjoy stunning scenery, head to the rose gardens, where 1,460 rose bushes are tended to by volunteers year-round.

Western Playland Amusement Park: Roller coasters, kiddie rides, and a massive tidal wave designed to get you soaked; Western Playland is designed to be fun for the whole family!

Check out some of these local things to do around El Paso and we guarantee it’ll be fun for the whole family!

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.