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A Few Reminders to Remember When Buying a New Car

View from behind the steering wheel of a car whilst driving downWhen you are setting out to purchase a new car, you want the process to be as exciting as it should be. The last thing you want to happen is to drive off the lot feeling like you have just had the life sucked out of you. Whether you are in the market for a new or used Buick car, Dominion Motors has just the right tools to get you on the road and happy about every decision you make along the way.

Here are some tips to help you on your journey to purchase a new or used car. It is important to understand what you need in a car and how much fulfilling those needs can cost you. Knowing exactly how much you can afford will save you a lot of time when it comes to negotiating prices. You should also have already researched a few specific models of cars that interest you. This will help you articulate to your salesman exactly what you are looking for and he or she can best serve you while on your hunt for the perfect car. Lastly, you of course need to take a test drive! Get acquainted with the car you may be spending a lot of time with in the future. When your test drive is complete and you feel like you have a good idea of the right car for you, ask to take a tour of the dealership. Through the years you have your vehicle; you will need to maintain it. It is important to see the facility and make sure it is a reputable company that you would want to service your car needs in the future.

How to Get the Most From Your Buick Car Gas Mileage

transportation and ownership concept - man pumping gasoline fuelWith the ever-rising cost of fuel these days, everywhere you turn you are hearing of a quick tip to save on gas. Some tips may work and some may take more effort than they are worth. The reality is there are some basics to saving money and becoming more fuel efficient. A little bit of consistency in keeping your vehicle maintained properly will stretch your miles per gallon and save you money. Of course, routine oil changes and services will allow a maintenance technician to detect problems early on and will keep you ahead of the game.

According to edmunds.com there are ten ways you can increase fuel-efficiency. We have chosen to highlight a few here. The first tip is to keep your speed between 40 and 60mph. This can fluctuate with large SUV’s or pick-up trucks (should drop by 10mph or more).  Next, as silly as it seems…shut your vehicle off when you are not driving. Did you know that a hybrid uses this concept to reduce fuel consumption? This is accomplished by the hybrids automatic ability to switch off their engine while stopped in traffic. You may not have a hybrid car, but you can benefit from the same idea by simply turning your car off when you can.  Next, avoid accelerating hard when leaving stop signs. This can be a difficult concept for many teenagers, but it will drastically change your gas mileage. The final tip we have for you, that may also be hard for teenagers is to avoid driving around aimlessly. In other words, you should not “cruise.” In addition to this idea, you should use cruise-control whenever possible. This will keep you from random accelerations that will reduce your mpg.

As with any vehicle, keeping it properly maintained and serviced is also crucial to your gas mileage. To have your used Buick Cars serviced in Thunder Bay, contact your local Dominion Motors today.

Safety Features in New Buick Cars

Exhausted Driver Yawning And Driving  CarThere are so many distractions that are heavily discussed in today’s day and age. From electronics, to cell phones and texting, distractions are the cause of many accidents every year, many of which are life changing and even fatal. One distraction to driving that is often times forgotten is exhaustion. When drivers are tired and are at threat of falling asleep behind the wheel it can and does cause many accidents as well.

As a result, manufacturers have worked hard to engineer safety features that combat drowsy driving and work to keep you safe behind the wheel. These features are often referred to as crash-avoidance technology. System features include:

  • Forward collision warning and mitigation
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • Side view assist
  • Park assist
  • Back-over prevention
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Curve speed warning
  • Fatigue warning
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Antilock brakes (ABS)

Newer models are equipped with both ESC and ABS as standard features. The other options are not mandatory according to federal regulations, but they are being adapted and integrated by many automakers today.

You can find new and used Buick cars in Thunder Bay equipped with some of these features. Buick offers the best in safety and luxury and owners drive their car every day with the peace of mind that they need because they know that they are operating a vehicle that was built with first-class safety features.  Here are a look of the top five safety features you can expect to find in Buick cars:

  1. Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  2. Side Blind Zone Alert
  3. StabiliTrak
  4. Forward Collision Alert
  5. Lane Departure Warning

To learn more about each of these safety features and how they can keep you and your family safe, visit Dominion Motors and schedule a test drive! You will be excited to learn about all that Buick cars have to offer you!