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GMC Adds All-New Duramax Diesel Engine Option to Canyon’s Offerings

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 GMC Canyon

After re-entering the mid-size truck segment last year, the 2016 GMC Canyon is shaking up the competition once again, adding an all-new Duramax diesel engine to its list of available powertrains. The turbo-diesel engine makes no apologies as it raises the standard for the segment.

Rated at 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, the engine provides a trailering capacity of up to 7,700 lbs for two-wheel drive models. In addition to its incredible hauling capabilities, the new 2.8-liter engine is expected to provide impressive fuel efficiency as well.

Along with the game-changing diesel engine, the 2016 Canyon will also offer an all-new integrated trailer brake controller and smart diesel exhaust brake system. The engine is paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

“A diesel engine was part of the Canyon’s portfolio plan from the beginning, meaning the chassis, suspension and other elements of its architecture were engineered to support it,” said Scott Yackley, who served as assistant chief engineer. “That means there are no compromises with the Canyon diesel. It offers exceptional capability delivered with a confident feeling of control.”

Mark your calendars: the 2016 GMC Canyon with the available Duramax diesel engine is set to arrive this fall.

Buick Hosts 24-Hours of Happiness Test Drive

24 Hour Test Drive
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Unfortunately, driving isn’t always a happy experience for a number of reasons, often due to outside pressures and stress.

Buick is bringing back the days of happy, stress-free drives with the 24-Hours of Happiness Test Drive. The program allows customers to test drive a Buick for 24 hours and provides advice on creating a relaxing atmosphere within the vehicle to complement the happiness that comes from driving a Buick.

At select dealers across the nation, including right here at Crawford Buick GMC, customers can schedule a test drive that will enable them not only to drive a Buick around the block, but around the whole neighborhood. You can sign up today for the chance to trade in your vehicle for a day and drive a brand new Buick to work, the pool, the kids’ day camp.

In addition to graciously loaning the vehicle, Buick also offers helpful tips on reducing stress and creating a relaxing atmosphere inside the vehicle. The automaker offers a recipe for an in-car air freshener, a yoga series to keep your body in shape even after a long car ride, and other exclusive online content to take your driving experience to the next level.

For more information on Buick’s 24-hour test drive, don’t hesitate to give us a call. This opportunity won’t last forever, so be sure to call today to reserve your 24-hour test drive.

Join Us at El Paso’s Downtown Street Festival

If you happen to visit El Paso near the end of June, you won’t want to miss the classic Downtown Street Festival! It’s one of our city’s most famous events, which will take place on June 26th and 27th at the Convention Center Plaza, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, Arts Festival Plaza, Santa Fe Street, Main Street, and San Francisco Street.

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It’ll be a non-stop party with food, fun, games and outdoor music suited for all ages, including five unique stages that highlight different genres of music such as alternative, country, decades, Latin, and indie rock.

Highlight performances on the first day include Grammy Award-winning band Halestorm, who will rock the stage before making way for seven-time Grammy Award-nominated rock legend Rob Zombie. On the second day, alternative rock icon Weezer will dominate the stage, and a dramatic fireworks show will light up the sky on both nights.

Most of us from Crawford Buick GMC will be at El Paso’s Downtown Street Festival. We hope you will join us there!

Buick Verano’s Paint Job Is More Efficient Than You Think

2015 Buick Verano
2015 Buick Verano

Did you know that process of painting a vehicle takes as much energy as it does to power a normal US home for nine weeks? It’s ok if you answered “no”; most people outside of the auto industry wouldn’t know either. Saving energy is a prime goal of major companies like GM, so in order to make the painting process more energy-efficient, the Orion Assembly plant, home to the Verano, created a new way to do it.

After implementing the new paint process called “three-wet,” the Buick Verano’s paint job is now more efficient than ever. The new process layers three continuous coats of paint on top of one another. Before, there was a baking process needed in between the first and second layer, which wasted energy. The original process used 2.5 megawatt hours of energy, whereas the new process only uses 1.

Innovative strategies like the “three-wet” painting process are always being developed by GM employees and that’s how the brand continues to be an industry leader—especially in reducing environmental impact.

If you want more information on the Buick Verano, its paint job, or other Buick models, visit Crawford Buick GMC.

Multiple El Paso Music Events on the Way This May

musicIf there’s one thing El Paso attracts each spring, it’s music. There are tons of musical events to go to in El Paso, Texas in the coming weeks. To get you started on planning, we at Crawford Buick GMC have put together a short list of some of the upcoming El Paso music events:

  • May 2ndBattle of El Dorado – This enormous marching band contest will ultimately provide tons of scholarships to El Paso students all while providing powerful musical entertainment.
  • May 8th-10thMariachi Loco Music Festival – This is a music festival dedicated to mariachi bands. Need I say more? There will also be excellent food on site.
  • May 22nd-24thNeon Desert Music Festival – This one isn’t for the kids; complimentary beer and wine will be available at this rowdy fest with a VIP ticket. Headliners include J. Cole, Kaskade, and Passion Pit.

Are there any other music events you’re planning to attend soon? Let us know in the comments.

Buick Customer Satisfaction: Another Luxury Ranking Number One

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-504" src="http://elpasobuickgmcdealer.crawfordbuickgmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Buick-Emblem-300×200.jpg" alt="Buick Logo" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://elpasobuickgmcdealer.crawfordbuickgmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Buick-Emblem-300×200.jpg 300w, http://elpasobuickgmcdealer.crawfordbuickgmc viagra au maroc prix.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Buick-Emblem.jpg 600w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Aside from performance and luxury, when most people buy a Buick they expect great customer service. In fact, Buick was recently named among the top 20 mass-market brands in the world for having great customer service. The rankings were done by the JD Power 2015 Customer Service Index.

According to Buick, the award specifically recognized Buick dealerships nationwide. Measuring several service areas, JD Power concluded that customers are most satisfied when they buy a Buick. These areas include service initiation, service advising, facility, and vehicle pick-up.

“Superior reliability, quality and customer service is core to every model we bring to market,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “Leading the market in service satisfaction demonstrates that we and our dealers continue to deliver on that commitment.”

Buick customer satisfaction is just one more thing you get when you buy from Crawford Buick GMC. Offering owners renowned luxury, incredible performance, and a long-time satisfaction guarantee, it’s easy to see why Buick is an industry leader.

Fun Things to Do in El Paso, Texas

Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the many festivities El Paso has to offer this time of year! Here are some things to do in El Paso, Texas this April.

April 4th

Color Vibe 5KJoin the most fun (and low-pressure) run on earth! Participants are invited to move at their own pace and get doused in fun colors along the way. Kids 12 and under are free!

Poppy Fest 2015Enjoy live music, real wolf and eagle nature tours, and a variety of vendors and exhibitions at the El Paso Archeology Museum–for free!

April 12th

5th Annual Fallen Brother and Sister Foundation RideHave a motorcycle? Great! Then you have no excuse to skip the Valley Boys Motor Cycle Club’s 5th annual Fallen Brother and Sister Foundation Ride.

GECU Bark at the Park Grab your furry friend, and head to Southwest University Park for the big game.

April 18th

Mighty Mujer TriathlonFeeling competitive? Sign up for the women-only Mighty Mujer Triathlon to benefit the Center Against Family Violence.

April 19th

Mission Trail Art MarketJoin the Mission Valley’s most well-known arts and crafts sale along the Mission Trail. Bring your pets and enjoy live entertainment, concessions, and an unbelievable display of arts, crafts, and gourmet selections for sale.

April 23- 26

Las Cruces Country Music FestivalDust off your cowboy boots and head to downtown Las Cruces for three days of country music’s best artists, including RaeLynn (breakout star of The Voice), Kenny Rogers, Bri Bagwell, Swon Brothers, and Dustin Lynch.

April 25th

Children’s Day Celebration! Día de los Niños, Día de los LibrosHosted by the El Paso Public Library and Parks and Recreation, kids will enjoy live entertainment, activities, prizes, and books at this all-day event–for free!

For a complete list of events in the El Paso area, head over to visitelpaso.com. We at Crawford Buick GMC hope to see you around town.

Tips on Buying a New or Used Car

used car lotIn order to prepare you for buying a new or used car, we have created a small guide of tips that will give you insight into what to do before you make the big decision. There are different benefits to buying a new or used car, and there are multiple ways to finance a car in various credit situations. There are a lot of factors that go into buying a car and we’re here to help.

  1. Know Your Credit Score: Knowing what type of credit you have will allow you to walk into a dealership and realistically know what type of offers you potentially qualify for. YoungMoney advises to check your credit score with these three bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion .
  2. Create a Budget: It’s important to know what kind of budget you have when it comes to buying a car. In different situations, buying a used car might be your best bet, in others; you could qualify for a better offer when buying a new car. If you have a lower credit score, purchasing a great used car could be a key step in helping to repair your credit.
  3. Do Your Research: It’s important to do some research before coming into a dealership. This will help you pinpoint what you’re looking for and, in turn, will make it easier for you to relay that information to your sales person.
  4. Bring Your Documents: If you’re serious about purchasing a car, it’s important to bring the proper documents with you. Be prepared with a recent pay stub, recent bill, driver’s license, and personal references (shoot for three).
  5. Look for Added Bonuses/Options: We offer discounts for recent college grads and military members and lots of others. If you’re not sure if you qualify for extra discounts, look online or simply ask your salesperson. Finding additional bonuses like these could definitely help when buying a new car. Also looking at other options like leasing, using a co-signer, or being a first-time buyer could all help you in the process of buying a car.

The most important step in buying a car, whether it is new or used, is to ask as many questions as possible. Don’t be afraid to go overboard when it comes to research because after all, you’re making a large, lifetime purchase. For additional information on what you can do before you decide to buy, give us a call at Crawford Buick GMC.

A List of February Events in El Paso

As the county seat for El Paso County, our beautiful city has plenty of cultural events to offer. For those looking to spice things up—or for a great Valentine’s Day date idea—we at Crawford Buick GMC have decided to gather a list of February events in El Paso. Ranging from art shows to fundraising events and dinners, the options in our great city are endless. Here is just a taste of what El Paso has to offer!

Western Impressions Award Show and Sale
When: February 8th
Where: The Crossland Gallery
Admission: Free
Activities: Gather to view amazing art created by local artists

Guys and Dolls
When: February 11th at 7:30 PM
Where: Plaza Theater
Admission: Varies depending on seat
Activities: See the famous play acted out by local actors

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Crawford Buick GMC!

Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Check Diner Concert Show
When: February 14th at 5:00 PM
Where: Socorro Entertainment Center
Admission: $25
Activities: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Checkers, while also enjoying a wonderful dinner

Valentine’s Day Ghost Tour
When: February 14th from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center
Admission: $15
Activities: Get spooky on Valentine’s Day with this local ghost tour!

Lake Lucero Tours
When: February 28th at 2:00 PM
Where: White Sands National Monument
Admission: $4 for children and $8 for adults
Activities: Enjoy a tour of Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the white sands

If you have any February events in El Paso you would like to share, mention them in the comments below!

January Events in El Paso

Many people feel a general let down once January rolls around—all the fun from the holidays are over and we just have a long winter ahead of us. Luckily, down here in El Paso, winters stay reasonably mild, so there are still plenty of things to do both inside and out. Here are a few January events in El Paso which Crawford Buick GMC believes will keep your spirits up.

  • Sunset Strolls. If you love the scenic nature of our natural environment, head to the White Sands National Monument any evening between 4:15 PM and 5:15 PM now through January 16th. There you can take part in a sunset stroll.
  • Flamenco Class. Many people turn the New Year into a learning experience. If that’s what you’re looking for, take part in the Flamenco class at the El Paso Museum of History. This class runs from January 8th through February 26th from 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Chicago the Musical. In the mood for some great entertainment? The Plaza Theatre will be presenting Chicago the Musical January 13th and 14th at 7:30 PM.
  • Digital Photography Class. The El Paso Museum of History has a wide range of learning opportunities, including a Digital Photography Fundamentals class running from January 15th through March 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • UTEP Basketball. You can always catch the Miners’ Basketball Team in-action! Visit UTEP Athletics’ website for their full schedule.

Do you have any January events in the El Paso areas to recommend?