Fall Service Tips for Your Vehicle

As we move into the autumn months and the weather begins to change in North Louisiana, it’s a great time to catch up on service for your vehicle. Here are just a few of the things we can take care of for you this fall here at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC in Ruston.

Check the headlights

As the days get shorter and the sun sets earlier, you’ll be relying more on your vehicle’s headlights and other lights. Take a few minutes to make sure all of your vehicle’s exterior lights are working properly. If any bulbs are burnt out, the Courtesy service department is here to replace them.

Monitor the battery

After a long, hot summer, it’s a good idea to make sure your battery is still in good shape. Here at Courtesy, we’ll be happy to check whether it’s still holding a charge the way it should. If necessary, we can also install a new battery for you.

Replace your windshield wipers

Have you replaced your vehicle’s windshield wipers recently? It’s a good idea to do this at least once a year, and fall is the perfect time. If your wipers are leaving streaks on the glass or starting to fall apart, it’s especially important to get new ones.

At Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC, we look forward to helping you this fall with these maintenance tasks — or anything else your vehicle needs to run smoothly and look great!

2022 Chevy, GMC Trucks in Line for Super Cruise Upgrade

A trio of 2022 models from General Motors will boast upgraded Super Cruise technology and a hands-free driving experience that’s more advanced than ever.

The Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, and GMC Sierra will all be available with enhanced Super Cruise for 2022.

With Super Cruise, you can travel hands-free on more than 200,000 miles of U.S. and Canada roads. This system uses cameras, sensors, and mapping data to control a vehicle’s speed, braking, and lane centering while your hands are off the wheel.

For 2022, Super Cruise is adding new capabilities for an even smoother experience. You’ll now be able to drive hands-free while towing a trailer with the Silverado, Sierra, or Hummer EV Pickup. Super Cruise will also be able to initiate and carry out lane changes while your hands are off the wheel. Compatible roads will also be more seamlessly integrated into built-in navigation systems and mapping apps.

“We’re excited to expand Super Cruise to even more new models with additional capabilities to provide our customers with even more opportunities to go hands-free,” said Mario Maiorana, chief engineer for Super Cruise. “The additional Super Cruise-enabled vehicles and new features are an important step toward our goal of enabling hands-free driving 95 percent of the time and getting people more comfortable with letting go of the wheel.”

Ready to let go of the wheel yourself? Contact us here at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC in Ruston, Louisiana, to find out how you can test-drive a Super Cruise-equipped Chevrolet or GMC vehicle.

Study Confirms Safety of Hands-Free Super Cruise™ Tech

Super Cruise™ is an exciting new technology that lets owners of certain Cadillac models drive hands-free on over 200,000 miles of highway in North America. Is it safe? According to a recent MIT study, the answer is a resounding yes.

Researchers at MIT wanted to find out if hands-free, or “semi-autonomous,” driving systems make drivers less alert and more distracted. So they used cameras to track the habits of 14 study participants as they drove Cadillac CT6 sedans with built-in Super Cruise™.

Over a month of observation, researchers found that drivers were highly engaged with Super Cruise™. When drivers needed to retake control for maneuvers that the system isn’t designed for, they did so promptly — and often without being prompted — instead of losing focus or misusing the technology.

That’s great news for the future of Super Cruise™, which will soon be available in an enhanced format for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac CT4, and Cadillac CT5. This upgraded version of Super Cruise™ will allow for hands-free lane changes and even trailer towing on properly equipping models.

To learn how you can get behind the wheel of a Cadillac luxury vehicle equipped with Super Cruise™ tech, contact our sales staff here at Courtesy Cadillac in Ruston, Louisiana.

New Extended Warranty Available at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC

Planning to buy a Chevrolet, GMC, or Buick vehicle? Now you can do so with even more peace of mind, thanks to General Motors’ new optional extended limited warranty.

At Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC in Ruston, Louisiana, all our new vehicles are covered by GM’s standard bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts for 36,000 miles or 36 months, depending on which milestone you reach first.

With the new extended limited warranty, you’ll be covered for even longer: 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. During this period, eligible repairs for your vehicle — along with parts, labor, and towing — are free at participating GM dealerships.

You can opt for this extra coverage at the time of purchase. If you’re buying a used model and the previous owner bought the extended warranty, you’ll be covered for the remaining time or mileage.

If you’re buying a Chevrolet, the cost of this warranty ranges from $1,030 for the Spark to $2,238 for the Corvette. For GMC models, it costs anywhere from $1,334 to $1,712. And it’s priced at $1,670 for all Buick vehicles.

An extended warranty is a great way to feel even more comfortable behind the wheel of your new Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle. Talk to our experts here at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC for more details on whether this option makes sense for you.

Best Chevrolet and Buick Accessories for Families

You’ve recently purchased a brand-new Chevy or a premium Buick from Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC in Ruston, Louisiana. If you want to get even more value out of an already smart investment, you can upgrade your ride with a wide variety of Chevrolet and Buick accessories that are great for families.

Assist steps

When you have smaller children, getting them up into the cab of a truck like the Chevrolet Silverado or into the third row of an SUV like the Buick Enclave can be a challenge. But not if you upgrade your ride with Chevrolet Assist Steps or Buick Assist Steps. Available in several different styles, including Chrome and Black finishes, these assist steps are handy in a pinch and add an extra touch of style to your vehicle.

Universal Tablet Holders

If all your kids have tablets that they like to use on car trips, picking up a few Universal Tablet Holders is a must. These accessories clip onto the seatback under the front headrests and hold tablets securely in place for easy watching, gaming, and sharing. Better still, these accessories have integrated power, allowing them to keep the tablets charged up on longer trips.

These are just some of the many great accessories for families that you can get for your new Chevrolet or Buick. To see what’s available for your vehicle, contact the experts at Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC in Ruston, Louisiana.