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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.

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.

The Best Used Cars for Under $25k

Used CarsOne 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.

These Preventative Maintenance Tips Can Help You Avoid an Auto Accident

wiper bladesIf 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.
  • Lastly, build a relationship with your local service department – like ours at Crawford Buick GMC – where an expert can help you out!

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GMC Sierra 1500 Named the Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion

We at Crawford Buick GMC know that it takes a tough truck to earn the title of Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion. The truck that took home the award this year is the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT with the available 6.2-ltier V8 engine.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500
2016 GMC Sierra 1500

The Sierra 1500 SLT performed the best in head-to-head capability tests with a variety of objectives. These took place in Texas and were conducted by editors for PickupTrucks.com, Cars.com, and MrTruck.com.

The other trucks in the competition included the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra—all of which the 1500 SLT beat.

The Sierra offers a max trailer rating of 12,000 pounds, with an engine of 420 horsepower and 460lb-ft. Even with the powerful engine and towing ability, it still ranked first in fuel economy with a trailer.

Judges praised the Sierra for effortless performance with the most powerful gas engine. “This is a mild-mannered pickup that is ready to don its cape and do some heavy lifting, saving the day from a long list of work chores,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com editor.

GMC trucks are powerful vehicles, capable, and refined. Sierra Marketing Manager Stuart Pierce stated that the craftsmanship is bold styling so that the “the Sierra handles the toughest tasks in the utmost comfort.”

Come to Crawford Buick GMC to see for yourself why the Sierra was named the Texas Truck Showdown Towing Champion.

Buick Announces Pricing for the 2016 Cascada

Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we can’t wait to get our hands on the all-new 2016 Buick Cascada. This beautiful convertible will be coming to our showroom early next year. Buick has announced pricing for the 2016 Cascada and it will start at $33,990.

2016 Buick Cascada
2016 Buick Cascada – Coming Soon!

That is a great price. In fact, it is $3,535 less than the 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet. And, even with that price difference, you’ll get a standard, more powerful engine, standard heated front seats, and a standard heated steering wheel. Just imagine what you could buy with an extra $3,000 in your pocket.

“Cascada expands Buick’s lineup with a uniquely fun and personal driving experience,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, in a statement. “With a lower price than key competitors, it also promises to shake up the segment – and look good doing it.”

Some of the Cascada’s other great standard features include an insulated electro-hydraulic power roof that lowers in just 17 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 31 mph. You’ll also get remote start, a Rear Vision camera, Rear Park Assist, dual-zone climate control, and so much more.

Are you ready to experience Buick’s first convertible in 25 years?

How Alternators Work

serviceCars are highly complex pieces of machinery, and the ways in which the parts work together to run the car smoothly is fascinating—if not essential—to know for the average driver. And one of the most essential parts of your car is the alternator, so here’s a quick rundown on how alternators work.

The alternator is the part of your car that continuously recharges your battery so that you don’t run out of juice. It puts out between 13.5 and 14.8 volts, enough to charge the 12-volt battery as well as run the other electrical parts of your car.

The three main parts of the alternator are the stator, rotor, and diode. The alternator belt spins the pulley on the alternator, which in turn spins the magnetic rotor inside it. The rotor spins inside the stator, a bundle of copper wires, which produces electricity, and the diode converts the electricity produced in the alternator into a type of electricity your battery can use.

The alternator also has a voltage regulator that shuts off the flow of electricity to the battery if the voltage gets above a certain level.

News on the Upcoming Sun City Music Festival

dancingThe Sun City Music Festival is taking place at the beginning of the month from September 5th to 6th at Ascarate Park in El Paso. This will be the fifth year in a row the festival has taken place in El Paso, and it will undoubtedly be a smash hit with residents and attract attendees from all around the state and the country.

The Sun City Music Festival will feature a number of artists including headliners Hardwell and Armin van Buuren. From big names to the music underground, the music festival continues to attract artists that span genres and exposes concert attendees to new and unknown sounds.

True to music festival form, the Sun City fest is going to offer tons of concert merchandise as well as food and drinks sold by local vendors. The Sun City Music Festival has become a big part of El Paso culture in its five years, and it supports small business in El Paso and local artists. We hope this diverse and exciting festival continues for years to come.