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What to do in El Paso this December

Holiday
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Crawford Buick GMC!

There’s plenty to do around here in El Paso, and we at Crawford Buick GMC would love to help you discover it. Here’s a simple list of what to do in El Paso this December designed to help you spice up your month.

The entire month of December, up through January, and well into February, the La Vina Farmer’s Market will be going on at the La Vina Winery. What’s better than a nice wine and farmer’s market goods to celebrate the holidays, especially with so many people coming to your house?

December 13th brings in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. The ceremony features service members from all branches of the military laying down wreaths as a tribute to the fallen soldiers who are buried at the cemetery.

Also on the 13th is the Wheels of Joy—a Children’s Fundraising Event, which features a car show, food vendors, a Nerf Gun Battle, as well as other physical challenges. There are mini seminars centered on anti-bullying as well as hourly prizes and raffles. This year’s beneficiaries of the donations are: The Reynolds Home, STARS (Sexual Trauma and Assault Response Services), Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Orphanage, and Children in Chihuahua Historic Neighborhood.

Looking to entertain the kiddos this holiday season? December 14th at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, there will be a showing of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol—the first animated Christmas special, originally broadcast in 1962. Complimentary popcorn will be provided, as well as discourse with historian Jay Duncan.

Is Mom looking for a way to relax during this often-stressful season? How about Martinis, Manicures & Music at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing? This pampering will help to unwind as the holiday season is on the upswing.

Encore Crossover Leads Buick September Sales

Buick September Sales
2015 Buick Encore – Available now at Crawford Buick GMC!

It’s no mystery that Americans love crossovers. Ever since the segment was introduced, it has essentially taken over the automotive industry. One of the newest entries into the compact crossover world is the Buick Encore, which has led the segment in sales for the past six months.

Now, the Buick Encore leads Buick’s September sales results with a 38% jump in sales over last year. And, combined with the larger Buick Enclave, the two crossovers account for nearly half of all Buick sales this past month. Individually, the Enclave saw a sales increase of 21% year-over-year—its best September in three years.

“Despite the difference in size, both Encore and Enclave deliver the core attributes – style, comfort, quality and value – customers expect in a modern Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of marketing for Buick, in a statement. “Thanks to the success of our ‘Experience the New Buick’ campaign, consumers continue to discover these qualities are available in a Buick that truly fits their needs.”

Find the perfect Buick to fit your lifestyle today at Crawford Buick GMC.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil, Really?

How Often Should You Change Your Oil, Really?There is no single right answer to the question “how often should you change your oil”. Car owners need to take into account a variety of factors including the type of oil being used, the manufacturer’s recommendations, and how hard you are on your car. Here we’ll help you sort out if your car can really go 15,000 miles between oil changes.

The 15,000-mile oil change is growing in popularity, with expensive synthetic oils that can last a full five times longer than the oil changes typically recommended by quick-lube locations. The quick answer is that yes, you can go 15,000 miles between oil changes with no harm to your car (with certain cars and certain oils). The bigger question is whether that’s the best choice for you.

Choosing an expensive synthetic oil in an effort to increase the time between oil changes is especially cost-effective over a long period of time. If you think you’ll drive your car right into the ground, it may be worth considering. It is important to note that some vehicles require synthetic oil, so make sure you refer to your owner’s manual to make sure you’re using the correct oil for your car.

For most car-owners, a conventional oil will do the trick. Due to better quality additives, these oils are lasting longer than ever before, with manufacturers even promising 7,500 to 10,000 miles between oil changes (under ideal conditions, of course).

The bottom line: use synthetic oils if you plan to keep your car for a very long time, if you do a significant amount of driving or expect the car to take some abuse over its life, if you want to do oil changes yourself to save money, or if you just want to baby your prized possession.

Answer these questions to determine if a 15,000-mile change is right for you.

Still not sure? At Crawford Buick GMC, we’re happy to help. Stop by our service department to find out the best oil for your car.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day

National Heat Stroke Prevention DayToday, July 31st, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day and our hope is to ensure that no child gets left unattended in a hot vehicle. In recent months, there have been more and more incidents reported in which children are left in a car on a hot day.

Many parents don’t believe that this terrible accident could happen to them, but it has happened to even the most unsuspecting guardians. One child climbed into the family’s car by himself on a hot day and fell asleep which is just one instance of a child being left unintentionally and unknowingly.

Here are some facts about leaving a child unattended in a car:

  • The temperature inside a car can rise up to 140+ degrees on a hot day.
  • A child’s body temperature heats up to five times faster than that of an adult.
  • Heatstroke cases have been reported 11 months out of the year in all 50 states.

Now that you know some facts about leaving your child in a hot car, vow to take a pledge to make sure that this never happens to you or your family. When driving a car with a child passenger, place your cell phone, purse, or wallet in the back seat with them. This will set as a reminder that your child is back there. A smart kid from Tennessee, Andrew Pelham, even came up with a rubber band device that will help remind drivers that there is a child on board viagra luxembourg.

From the team here at Crawford Buick GMC, we want you to stay safe this summer! Please take a second to check your backseat every time you exit your vehicle.

Sierra and Yukon Lead the Way!

Sierra and Yukon Lead the Way!
2015 GMC Yukon

Whether you are looking for an SUV loaded with interior features, performance, and exterior design or a truck with the ability to haul whatever you throw at it, Crawford Buick GMC carries just the vehicle you’re looking for.

Here at Crawford, we are proud to contribute to another successful sales month for the GMC brand. The Sierra and Yukon lead the way for April sales. The Yukon XL posted a 44% increase in year-over-year total sales while the Sierra’s sales grew 21% since last year.

With the recent introduction of the 2015 Yukon, sales have skyrocketed. The new refined Yukon features a more chiseled appearance and upgraded cabin. The all-new Yukon is captivating drivers with its new look and excellent performance.

Sierra and Yukon Lead the Way!
2014 GMC Sierra

Along with new introductions, the GMC brand has been winning awards. The Sierra was recently recognized as Vincentric’s 2014 Best Fleet Value in America for both 2500HD and 3500HD models. The GMC brand as a whole was recently recognized as Kelley Blue Book’s “Most Refined Brand.”

With the new introductions and recent awards, we aren’t surprised that the GMC brand had another successful sales month. If you would like to learn more about the GMC Sierra or GMC Yukon, stop by Crawford Buick GMC located at 6800 Montana Ave.!

Step Up Into a New GMC Sierra!

Step Up into a New GMC Sierra
2014 GMC Sierra Available at Crawford Buick GMC

The GMC Sierra pickup truck has long made headlines for its luxurious look and feel while maintaining excellent work and power capabilities, and the 2014 Sierra carries on this tradition. This February at Crawford Buick GMC, you can step up into a new 2014 GMC Sierra!

The GMC Sierra recently won KBB.com’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award based on the truck’s ability to offer lower depreciation costs, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, and maintenance costs than similar vehicles within its class.

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is a trusted source used by the automotive industry to determine the value of used or pre-owned vehicles currently on the market. Winning an award from KBB is an honor, and the 2014 GMC Sierra definitely deserves the title!

Step Up into a new GMC SierraCrawford Buick GMC is your TRUE TRUCK STORE! If you are looking for an award-winning truck, look no further than the 2014 GMC Sierra! With just two years of scheduled maintenance, February is a great time to look into purchasing a new Sierra! Check out our offers below and give us a call at (915) 613-2025 to learn more!

Current offers at Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso, Texas include:

  • 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab for $249/month*
  • 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab for $329/month*
  • 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab for $199/month*

*Please see dealer for full details.

Crawford Buick GMC Is Your GM Business Elite Dealer

Business Elite
GMC Savana & GMC Sierra

Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we’ve been providing our customers with the best vehicles GM has to offer for over 40 years. But did you also know we’re the ONLY GM Business Elite dealer in and around El Paso with perfect solutions for your business’s commercial vehicle needs?

Our Business Elite service specializes in providing you with the customized care and specialized attention required to outfit you with a fleet that caters to your business’s needs.

An expert account specialist will work step by step with your organization to ensure you receive the upfits and vehicles you need; and on-site delivery makes the whole process almost too easy.

Business Elite
Crawford Buick GMC is the only Business Elite Dealer in El Paso

Express Business Service promises extended hours. We work around your schedule and offer around-the-clock towing and work-ready loaners should the need arise.

Our Business Choice Maintenance program guarantees routine maintenance for two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Here at Crawford, we are committed to giving our customers, and their businesses, the best. That’s why we’re your only GM Business Elite dealer.

Quick Response (QR) Codes: What They Are and How to Use Them

QR ScannerYou’ve probably seen these funky little bar codes floating around on everything from sports posters to restaurant flyers, but do you know what they are? These quick response (QR) codes connect offline customers with online content, such as special offers and coupons, product information, promotional efforts, video clips, surveys, and so much more.

Soon you’ll be seeing QR codes on our window stickers and other areas throughout the Crawford dealership. So how do you access the information contained in a QR code? To start, you must have a camera-equipped smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc). You’ll also need to make sure you have an app that reads QR codes. There are tons to choose from in the App Store, including several free versions that work just as well as the paid versions. Select one and download it to your smartphone.

From here you’re ready to find a QR code and start scanning. Open the app and point your phone’s camera at the QR code. For most apps, you shouldn’t need to physically take a picture; simply center the QR code between the bars and the app should be able to “read” the encrypted message. Next you’ll get some sort of prompt to take you to the information concealed in the code. For example, if the code was being used to provide product information, you may get a pop up on your phone asking to open the URL to the website that is linked to this product. And it’s as simple as that!

The next time you visit Crawford Buick GMC, be sure to pull out your smartphone and scan our QR codes to learn more about your next Buick or GMC vehicle!

Crawford Buick GMC Announces $100,000 Test-Drive Campaign

Who doesn’t want a little extra cash after the holiday season? Start the New Year off right with a bigger bank account balance thanks to Crawford Buick GMC. UCLA and Virginia Tech will be facing off in the Sun Bowl on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. If the combined scores of UCLA and Virginia Tech reach one hundred (100) points or more, Crawford Buick GMC will pay out $10,000 each to 10 lucky test-drive winners!*

So how do you get your chance at this amazing prize? It’s simple; test drive any NEW 2013 or 2014 GMC truck at Crawford Buick GMC between now and game-time of the Sun Bowl (kickoff is at noon on 12/31/2013) and you earn an entry into our $100,000 Test-Drive Campaign giveaway. As an added incentive, if you purchase any new or used vehicle from Crawford Buick GMC between 12/20/2013 and by noon 12/31/2013, you get one hundred (100) entries.

And now for the fine print: *PROMOTION ENDS 12/31/2013. TEST DRIVE ANY NEW 2013 OR 2014 GMC VEHICLE AND GET ONE (1) ENTRY. PURCHASE ANY NEW OR USED VEHICLE AT CRAWFORD BUICK GMC BETWEEN 12/20/2013 AND BY NOON 12/31/2013 AND GET ONE HUNDRED (100) ENTRIES. COMBINED SCORE MUST REACH OR EXCEED ONE HUNDRED (100) POINTS AT TERMINATION OF GAME AND TEN (10) WINNERS WILL BE PULLED ON NEW YEAR’S DAY (01/01/2014) AND AWARDED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000) EACH. NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN, 1099 TAX STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS.

For more information visit our website or stop by in person at 6800 Montana Ave. at Airway. Be sure to tune in at noon on December 31st to see Virginia Tech and UCLA battle it out and to see that final score. Winners of the Crawford Buick GMC $100,000 Test-Drive Campaign will be announced on January 1, 2014 if that combined score reaches 100 points or more. Good luck!

 

Crawford Buick GMC Helping to Make the Season Bright with Operation Santa Claus

Crawford Toy Drive
Travis Crawford, president of Crawford Buick GMC, pictured here with some of the donated toys.

For many families, the holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately for other families, Christmas time is a reminder that there simply isn’t room in the budget for a new doll or truck for their children. Crawford Buick GMC wants to help make the season brighter for families in need so that those less fortunate may also experience all the joys of the holiday season.

Travis Crawford, president of Crawford Buick GMC, hopes to spread some holiday cheer this Christmas by hosting a toy drive for Operation Santa Claus, a Fort Bliss Military non-profit that collects toys year round for military and civilian families. Members of the community are asked to help by simply donating a new or gently used toy to the Crawford Buick GMC dealership at 6800 Montana Ave. (at Airway) now through December 21, 2013.

“We appreciate the service of the men and women in uniform who are far from home and we here at Crawford Buick GMC are happy to collect toys for those families in need during this holiday season,” said Mr. Crawford.

From everyone at Crawford Buick GMC, Happy Holidays!