Spring Car Maintenance Tips

After a long, chilly winter, you’re probably looking forward to enjoying a long springtime drive in the sunshine as you admire the blossoming foliage. Before you head out on your picturesque stroll, make sure you help your vehicle recover from winter with these spring car maintenance tips from the service team at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

  1. Check Your Battery: When temperatures change in time with the seasons, it can take a major toll on your vehicle’s battery. Bring your vehicle in to Courtesy so we can do a quick battery check-up before you end up stranded.
  • Change Wipers: Your wiper blades bear the brunt of wintery weather when you’re on the road, which is why it’s a good idea to replace them before you head into spring showers. Dry, cracked wiper blades from harsh winter temperatures won’t be much help when you need to maintain visibility during a downpour.
  • Get Your Oil Changed: Listen to your dad and finally get your car’s oil changed. Courtesy has expert GM Certified technicians that will change your filters, replenish your oil, and complete an in-depth inspection of your vehicle.

Call Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today to schedule your spring car maintenance appointment so you can hit the road and leave winter’s worries behind you.

Chevrolet Reveals Bolt EV and Bolt EUV

General Motors has taken another major move toward a future with zero emissions. On February 14, Chevrolet unveiled the new, all-electric Chevy Bolt EUV and the redesigned Bolt EV. The Bolt EV and EUV are part of GM’s plan to launch 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025.

Both the 2022 Bolt EV and EUV share a common platform, battery, and powertrain, with the Bolt EUV being slightly longer, taller, and heavier. The Bolt EUV has different exterior sheet metal and a more muscular, sculpted design. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is six inches longer than the Bolt EV and offers three inches more rear-passenger legroom than its smaller counterpart. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV also include a 10.2-inch diagonal infotainment color touchscreen and integrated climate controls.

With a range of 259 miles on a full charge, the 2022 Bolt EV easily displays its current charging status and makes charging easy through the myChevrolet Mobile App. The 2022 Bolt EUV achieves 250 miles on a full charge. The Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will both include the Super Cruise driver-assist system. With the help of cameras, radars, and sensors, the Super Cruise semi-autonomous highway driving system works on more than 200,000 miles of freeways in the United States and Canada.

If there’s one thing the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV reveal have taught us, it’s that Chevy is making the future of electric cars look very good. Learn more about the modern Chevy lineup and upcoming EVs at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Ruston, Louisiana.

Cadillac Accepting Reservations for the V-Series Blackwing

The high-performance Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing sedans were unveiled in early February. After giving a first look at the car at the Daytona 500, Cadillac has started accepting reservations. Only 250 models of the gasoline-powered sports sedans will be built for 2022, and with a $1,000 refundable deposit, customers can secure their special car.

To commemorate this occasion, the 250 V-Series Blackwing models will receive a numbered plaque on the high-performance steering wheel that will list the model, transmission, and build sequence. The high-performance steering wheel is standard on the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing and included on the higher trims of the CT4-V Blackwing.

The Cadillac V-Series Blackwing cars have a number of premium features, such as the available carbon fiber seatbacks on the CT5-V Blackwing. The sedans stand out as high-performance vehicles, complete with a standard six-speed manual transmission and an available 10-speed automatic transmission for faster acceleration. The CT5-V Blackwing, equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, delivers a whopping 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing is smaller but just as powerful, with its 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine generating 472 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque.

People who reserved the V-Series Blackwing will be invited to attend a two-day high-performance driving school experience at Cadillac’s V-Series Academy at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Pahrump, Nevada.

Even if you didn’t reserve the V-Series Blackwing in time, you can still enjoy the many features that make Cadillac vehicles great with a regular CT4-V or CT5-V. Check out these two high-performance sedans at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Rouston, Louisiana.

Cadillac V-Series Blackwing Gets Manual Thanks to 3D Printing

Fans of hands-on driving will be happy to learn that the upcoming Cadillac V-Series Blackwing will get a manual transmission — made possible by 3D printing.

The Cadillac team worked hard to incorporate functional 3D-printed parts in the upcoming V-Series Blackwing models. The 3D-printed parts include two HVAC ducts, an electrical harness bracket, and a unique medallion that will sit on the manual shifter knob. By producing the manual transmission with additive manufacturing, Cadillac was able to reduce costs and waste.

Both the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-5 Blackwing will include a six-speed manual transmission as standard and offer a 10-speed automatic transmission as an option. Thanks to this innovative process, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will be the only sedan in its segment to offer a manual. The 3D-printed six-speed manual transmission will be quieter and more durable than previous manuals.

Manual transmissions are popular among driving enthusiasts, and knowledge about manual transmission is still prevalent. A recent Harris Poll study shows that 66 percent of American adults surveyed know how to drive a manual, and roughly 40 percent of those who do not know are interested in learning.

The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-Blackwing will be available starting summer 2021. Ask about reserving yours at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

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.