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.

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.

GMC Sierra to Get Latest Version of Super Cruise

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will make trailering even better thanks to the addition of Super Cruise technology. The latest version of Super Cruise will introduce the ability to trailer while driving hands-free. As the industry’s first hands-free driver assistance system, Super Cruise contributes to the exceptional trailering capabilities of the GMC Sierra.

With the use of real-time camera, sensors, and GPS, as well as precision LiDAR map data, the Super Cruise driver assistance system is available on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the United States and Canada. When Super Cruise is in operation, a small camera on top of the steering column works with infrared lights to locate where you are looking. If the system senses you have turned your gaze away from the road for too long, it will activate the steering wheel light bar to prompt your attention back to the road.

The addition of Super Cruise makes the 2022 GMC Sierra even stronger and more capable when towing and trailering. It also improves driver confidence when connecting to a trailer, ensuring you can hit the road knowing that the 2022 GMC Sierra has the latest technology to make the trailering process better.

Super Cruise technology is one of the things that gets us excited about the future of cars. Learn more about the GMC Sierra, Super Cruise, and other cool automotive tech at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

Towing Safety Tips for Your Chevrolet or GMC Truck

Your Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck can handle a lot of tough work. While you’re putting your vehicle to the test, it’s also important that you’re operating it properly and carefully. That’s especially true when you’re trailering, which can be dangerous and damaging if done incorrectly. To make sure you’re using your truck correctly around Ruston, Louisiana, here are three must-know towing safety tips.

Inspect your trailer’s condition

Do you give your trailer the same attentiveness that you give your pickup truck? When’s the last time you looked for signs of rust underneath or checked the tires’ tread depth? Every time you plan to hitch up your trailer, RV, or camper, you need to perform rigorous pre- and post-travel inspections. Look for any unusual or alarming signs, and have those fixed before hitting the road.

Know your truck’s limits

Your truck can only handle so much strain, so it’s important you don’t push it past its limits and permanently damage it. Check the vehicle’s owner’s manual or door jamb info plaque for that information. You can also calculate that number by subtracting the truck’s curb weight from the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating.

Watch your surroundings

Having a trailer in tow essentially doubles or sometimes even triples the length of your vehicle, so you have to be extra attentive to what’s in your vicinity. Always use your mirrors and make sure you leave plenty of space when changing lanes or turning.

New GM models have tools that can help you better monitor your surroundings, such as the best-in-class camera technology on the Chevrolet Silverado, using 8 available cameras that give you up to 15 unique views.

If you want a new or used truck that’s great for towing around Ruston, Louisiana, we invite you to stop by Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC.