Tips to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized

A clean car not only looks great, but it can actually have a longer life than one that’s neglected when it comes to cleanliness. Road debris like salt and grit can wreak havoc on your paint job, while a dirty interior can decrease your car’s resale value. Here are some tips to keep your car clean and organized and maintain its value.

Portable trash can. Trash in your car is inevitable, especially if you have kids or pets. With a portable trash can, you can throw away wrappers, receipts, and other junk on the road and empty it when you get home.

Dash duster. Your dash gets dusty easily, and if it’s black or grey it’s especially noticeable. Keep a microfiber duster in your door pocket or glove compartment to wipe away dust as soon as it settles.

Headrest hooks. You might keep you bags or purses on the passenger seat if you’re driving alone, but a sudden stop can send your belongings flying. Instead, buy a couple of headrest hooks and hang your bag on the seat next to you — or even behind you.

Wax. Your car’s exterior needs frequent washing to get rid of everyday dirt. Finishing up with a coat of wax will help protect your paint from fading and oxidation (i.e. rust). Try to apply wax once a month to keep your car exterior protected year-round.

When it comes time to trade in your car at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC, you’ll be glad you kept it in good condition.

Why the Buick Encore Is the Perfect Family Car

If 2019 is the year for a new family car, we think you should choose the Buick Encore. It’s the perfect family car due to its well-equipped and comfortable interior.

The Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover, but don’t let the “compact” name fool you: The Encore has a surprising amount of interior space, plenty for up to five passengers plus some cargo. You can fold down the rear seats and the front passenger seat for extra versatility when you need additional cargo space. Thanks to its small dimensions, it is easy to drive through crowded city streets and park in tight spots.

The strong, responsive powertrain includes a turbocharged engine paired to a smooth six-speed automatic transmission.  The standard StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System and available AWD provides extra grip on the road, even during hazardous conditions.

Buick prioritizes safety, which is why the Encore comes standard with a 10-airbag system, Passenger Sensing System, and a rear vision camera. Available options include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and other advanced safety aids.

The Encore comes well equipped with cutting-edge technology and desirable features like the eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® connectivity, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, five USB ports, a rearview camera, and OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capabilities.

If you and your family are interested in a spacious luxury crossover, consider the 2019 Buick Encore and visit us at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac to see it for yourselves.