With 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.
On September 23rd, it was announced that Vincentric had named the 2013 Buick Encore a Consumer Best Value in Canada in the Premium Compact Crossover segment! According to Vincent Boillot, marketing manager, crossovers, General Motors of Canada, “The 2013 Buick Encore delivers the luxury and functionality that today’s consumers are looking for, in a right sized, efficient and manoeuvrable vehicle. The value reinforced by the Vincentric award demonstrates the effort and attention to detail given by our engineers and designers.” Vincentric determined the winners of it’s 2013 Vincentric Best Value in Canada Awards by analyzing over 1800 vehicle configurations. The company identified the winners in each category based upon eight different factors that measure cost-of-ownership. These factors include depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs.
With a low starting price of only $27,130, plus $1,550 destination charge, the 2013 Encore is the newest Buick model. The Encore’s commitment to safety and technology provide buyers with a versatile and efficient small SUV choice. Other notable 2013 Encore standard features 10 standard air bags, standard Rear Vision Camera, OnStar, StabiliTrak stability enhancement, 138-horsepower (102 kW) Ecotec 1.4L turbo four-cylinder, and six-speed automatic transmission. Plus, the Encore is also avaiable with upgrades like Remote Start, Rainsense Wipers, Rear Vision Camera system, Memory Seats and Mirrors, and Front and Rear Park Assist. The 2013 Encore additionally offers a combined 7.2L/100 km fuel consumption rating for FWD/six-speed automatic models.
Visit Dominion Motors during The Canada Wide Clearance to take advantage of nationwide clearance prices on your favorite new Buick cars and SUVs near Thunder Bay! Dominion Motors has been serving the Thunder Bay, Ontario community for over 100 years and wants to introduce you to the most reliable cars in the business! Plus, all new Buick models come with a valuable New Vehicle Limited Warranty package! Take a 2013 Encore for a test drive at Dominion Motors today!
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It’s official! The 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 have the most power of any pickup engine and the most torque of any light duty pickup truck engine, when properly equipped! According to Jeff Luke, General Motors Executive Chief Engineer for full- and mid-size trucks, “Power and towing capacity are fundamental capabilities for full-size pickups. The 2014 Silverado and Sierra deliver unmatched power and towing capability with a host of ingenious driver aids.” To achieve this leading power rating, properly equipped 2014 GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 trucks need to feature a 6.2L V-8 engine producing an SAE-certified 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Sierra SLT and Denali models also boast a class-leading maximum available trailering capacity of 5,443 kg (12000 pounds) when properly equipped with the 6.2L V-8!
When the 2014 models hit showroom floors this fall, the Sierra 1500 will additionally be available in two additional engine configurations. These configurations will include a 4.3L V-6 and 5.3L V-8. All three available engines feature direct fuel injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing. Estimated fuel consumption for the 5.3L V-8 configuration stands at 8.7L/100km highway. This rating is the best of any V-8 pickup and even beats out Ford’s EcoBoost V-6.
Also look for the the new Max Trailering Package option! This feature is a trailering package with seven-pin and four-pin connector, enhanced cooling, automatic locking rear differential, heavy-duty 9.75-inch rear axle with 3.73 ratio, increased-capacity rear leaf springs, revised shock tuning for increased control, and integrated trailer brake controller.
Dominion Motors is your Thunder Bay GMC trucks dealership! Our team of GMC sales professionals are ready to answer all your questions and take you for a test drive! Stop by and take your favorite GMC truck home today!