It’s easy to neglect vehicular hygiene during the winter months, even here in Redlands where the winter months don’t always feel very wintery. If your vehicle is due for a bit of tender loving care this season, these spring cleaning tips for your car will help tidy things up
- Remove trash and clutter from the interior.
- Using a microfiber cloth, dust the dashboard, center console, and other firm surfaces. Add a gentle cleansing spritz if your screens need a little extra attention.
- Vacuum the seats and floor mats, and don’t skip vacuuming underneath the floor mats.
- Wash the interior windows with glass cleaner and a fresh, soft cloth.
- Start cleaning the exterior by scrubbing down your tires with a strong cleanser and tough brush.
- Wash your car from hood to wheels using an automotive-specific wash. Make sure you’re changing out the water regularly.
- Hose out the underbody to knock away debris.
- Only use a soft towel for drying.
- Finish up by waxing your paint job. Wax may seem superfluous after a good washing, but staying in the waxing habit is a great way to keep your ride looking spiffy for years to come.
If your vehicle needs service or maintenance this spring, look no further than Hatfield Buick GMC.
Buick’s lineup is populated by attractive, premium vehicles for today’s luxury-minded driver. If you’re a shopper on a budget, don’t think that the Buick brand is out of your price range. Multiple Buick models available at Hatfield Buick GMC start at the mid-$20,000 range, making them a great value for the intelligent shopper. To give you an idea, here are two of the best Buick vehicles for your buck.
As affordable, edgier alternative to the conventional sedan, the new Regal Sportback is competitively priced yet undeniably stylish. The Regal Sportback is a fastback-inspired sedan with coupe-like dimensions and an elongated rear roofline. It offers a long list of standard technology even on the base-level trims, such as the Buick Infotainment System with 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot, and a premium seven-speaker audio system. The 2019 Regal Sportback has an attractively low starting price of $25,070.*
If you have a family and want a reliable, stylish, and affordable daily driver with generous storage room, Buick has the crossover SUV for you: the Encore. With a rock-bottom starting MSRP of $23,200, the 2019 Encore is priced for families on a budget who want to be part of the Buick family.* As with the other Buicks in the lineup, the Encore offers many essential tech tools even on the base model.
You can find these attractive, affordable models here at Hatfield Buick GMC. We’re ready to work with you to find financing solutions that fit your budget.
*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your Buick dealer for details.
A new year is upon us, and so it’s time once again to start setting new goals and objectives for the days ahead. If you want to become safer and more effective on the road, try taking on one of many New Year’s resolutions for better driving.
It cannot be overstated that driving distracted is a bad, bad idea. If you find that you are all-too-frequently tempted by your smartphone, try putting it away where you can’t see it or turning it off when you are at the wheel. While you’re at it, stop doing silly things like eating or applying makeup on the road.
Say no to road rage
If you’ve ever felt angry on the road, you’ve likely engaged in a bad behavior consistent with road rage. For 2019, try to avoid the actions typical of a road-raging driver like tailgating, speeding, not using your turn signal, or honking your horn. Being a calmer driver will help you feel more relaxed before you hit the road and after you’ve arrived at your destination.
If one of your New Year’s vehicle resolutions is to get a brand-new ride for yourself, your best bet is to stop into Hatfield Buick GMC.
Buick and Yelp recently announced a new partnership that will let Buick drivers make reservations at restaurants right from their car. An update to Buick Marketplace in November introduced the feature, which marks the first time Yelp Reservations has been accessible from a car infotainment system.
Yelp Reservations is product from the globally trusted Yelp review website and is still in beta testing, but it has already gotten lots of use, especially for American, Asian, and Mexican food restaurants, the company reports. Yelp already provided access to all the information on a restaurant you could want — now it makes the last step of calling to make a reservation that much easier.
The app allows you to search restaurants by cuisine; check ratings, reviews, and price range; and make reservations for up to 10 people at restaurants in a 25-mile radius, either online or by calling the restaurant right from the app.
All 2017 and newer Buick models offer Buick Marketplace on at least one trim levels, so any driver who fits the bill and has a Buick Infotainment System can use Yelp Reservations through their touch screen. Marketplace provides access to a wide range of options in addition to Yelp, like finding low fuel prices and even paying for fuel from the touchscreen, deals on service, and more.
To learn more about Buick Marketplace and how you can take advantage of Yelp right from your Buick, stop into Hatfield Buick GMC.
The holidays are coming up, and you know what the means — it’s time for your annual road trip! If you’re hitting the road in your vehicle to visit family, here are some tips to take with you.
Prep Your Car
Before you even hit the road, you’ll want to prep your car for your road trip. Check tire pressure, fluid levels, and wipers. Clean your car free of trash and debris. Doing all of this will ensure a safer (and cleaner) road trip.
Keep Spare Change
It can be easy to forget about tolls when you’re on the road — so be sure to set aside spare cash or change in your car. Even if you have an Easy Pass, it never hurts to have spare change or cash for other situations that come up.
Craft Road Trip Playlists
Before you get in the car, create multiple playlists that you can choose from. If you’re travelling with family, have everyone create their own playlist. This will keep the passengers happy during the ride and will help the driver stay awake and entertained.
Switch Off Driving
If you’re traveling with other drivers, take advantage of it! Be prepared to switch off drivers to help split up driving time. Taking breaks while other drivers take the wheel will help everyone stay alert when it’s their turn to drive.
If you need service, bring your vehicle into Hatfield Buick GMC and we’ll help get you ready for the road ahead.
October is here, which means it is time for things to get a little spooky. If you are looking for some fun Halloween events in Redlands this year, we have found a few to add to your calendar.
Suveg Cellars Halloween Bash
If you love a good bottle of wine, Suveg Cellars will be hosting its first All Hallows Eve at its California Street Tasting Room in Yucaipa. The event takes place Oct. 26, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Costumes are encouraged at this family-friendly event, and there will be a contest to determine the best get-up.
Historic Downtown Redlands will offer a safe trick-or-treat experience on Halloween from 3-4 p.m. The downtown stores and volunteers will be distributing candy until they run out, giving your young one a chance to get in on all the fun safely.
Trunk or Treat Festival
The whole community is invited to a free Trunk or Treat festival on Oct. 31 at Cucamonga Christian Fellowship in Redlands from 5-8 p.m. There will be carnival games, a bouncy house, lots of candy, and lots of fun.
Cajon Street & Olive Avenue
If you want to go trick-or-treating without worrying about cars, come to the Cajon Street and Olive Avenue. These streets will be closed to traffic starting at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, and trick-or-treating proper starts at 6 p.m. Lots of houses will also feature spooky activities for the kids to enjoy.
If you’re on the market for a stylish new vehicle but don’t want to pay a scary high price, look no further than Hatfield Buick GMC.
Last month, Buick announced the starting price for the 2019 Regal Avenir, the latest Avenir trim to join the Buick lineup. The Avenir trim is the height of luxury, unlike any levels of luxury ever before offered on Buick models.
The range-topping Avenir trim starts at $36,195 for the 2019 Buick Regal. This makes the 2019 Regal Avenir more affordable than the performance-oriented Regal GS. The Avenir trim is reserved exclusively for the 2019 Buick Regal Sportback model, meaning the GS and TourX wagon cannot get the Avenir treatment.
Buick Regal Avenir models will come standard with the Driver Confidence Package I. Included in that package are LED headlights, auto-leveling headlights, cornering lights, wireless charging, heated exterior mirrors, four-way lumbar-adjustment front seats, and a range of safety features, such as Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert with Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Rear Park Assist.
Inside, the 2019 Buick Avenir will sport embroidered headrests and exclusive diamond quilt-stitched front seats. Avenir models boast a Whisper Beige interior with ebony accents and also include an 8-inch infotainment system that includes navigation, as well as an eight-speaker Bose® audio system. The exterior of the Regal Avenir will include a 3D mesh grille and 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels.
To learn how you can get behind the wheel of your very own 2019 Buick Regal Avenir, stop into Hatfield Buick GMC.
Buick recently partnered with ExxonMobil to create an in-dash fuel payment system that will not only make paying for fuel easier but offer valuable savings to drivers. The Buick in-dash fuel payment system will operate through Marketplace and will be available at more than 11,000 Exxon or Mobil stations around the country.
“Our goal with Marketplace is to help make everyday tasks as easy as possible for our customers so they can focus on enjoying time spent in their vehicles,” said Rick Ruskin, Marketplace Line of Business leader for Buick. “Bringing the ExxonMobil pay for fuel functionality right on the touchscreen of our vehicles is the latest advancement of this platform, allowing drivers to easily access Speedpass+ and securely pay for gas while inside their car.”
According to Buick, the technology will let you pay without swiping a credit card or accessing your smartphone. The system is synced with an ExxonMobil Speedpass+™ app account, which means there’s no need to get your wallet or phone out. Simply pull up and get your gas. In addition to convenience, the system lets you earn points for frequent fill-ups, potentially saving money in the process.
If you don’t already have an ExxonMobil Speedpass+ app account, you can sign up through Marketplace. In additional to secure payments, the app allows you to locate the nearest Exxon or Mobil station.
Buick’s focus on innovation is part of what makes it one of the hottest and most advanced lineups on the road today. To see Buick’s latest vehicles in person, stop into Hatfield Buick GMC and take a test drive.
The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali isn’t even out yet, and it’s already one of the hottest trucks on the market. Lovers of elegant design and interior comfort are clamoring for the all-new Sierra Denali, which proves undeniably that even the best can get better.
“The next-generation Sierra Denali has a deliberate, commanding presence,” said Matt Noone, director of design, GMC Exteriors. “Its unmistakable design embodies the essence of GMC, while advancing the brand’s core styling elements — rooted in inherent capability — with a new expression of its signature cues.”
Most notably, the new GMC Sierra has been updated with a bigger and more commanding grille, a taller hood, and refined C-shaped signature lighting. The 2019 Sierra 1500 will also stand out a bit more thanks to adjusted wheel placement and tires that are larger and diameter
The interior of the 2019 Sierra 1500 is just as refined as it in on the outside, offering best-in-class front headroom and best-in-class front legroom as well as an additional 3 inches of rear legroom on crew cab models. Premium features offered with the Sierra Denali include exclusive leather-appointed seats, open-pore wood trim, and aluminum details.
The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali is made for those who appreciate the finer things. If you are that person, be sure to stop into the Hatfield Buick GMC showroom when it arrives later this year.
If you’re in Southern California (or anywhere in California, for that matter) one thing is certain: There is no shortage of amazing road trips that you can embark on, even if it’s at the drop of a hat. If you’re up for a drive or want to introduce an out-of-state visitor to the glory that is Cali, consider these among some of the best California road trips you can take.
Highway 1: San Francisco to Fort Bragg
This breathtaking route starts at the Golden Gate Bridge and takes you to Fort Bragg, home of the beautiful MacKerricher State Park and iconic Glass Beach. Along the way, you’ll have incredible views of redwood forests, dramatic cliffs, rolling vineyards, and much more of the natural and man-made beauty that the state has to offer.
Highway 101: Malibu to Lompoc
It doesn’t get much better than the 120-mile route from Malibu to Lompoc, which offers unforgettable views of the Santa Monica Mountains, amazing beaches, and beautiful wine country. To cap it all off, Lompoc is known for its summer flower fields, which are rich in bright, dazzling colors and quite simply unforgettable.
Highway 18: Rim of the World Scenic Byway
If you’re looking for something truly unique, the Rim of the World Scenic Byway is sure to live up to even the highest expectations. Narrow cliffs, charming small villages, panoramic views of the Pacific—the Rim of the World Scenic Byway has it all and more than deserves a spot on every California road trippers list of must-drive routes.
These are just three of the many, many trips you can take this summer in the new ride you pick up at Hatfield Buick GMC. While you’re here, ask the team about their favorite road trips, and you’ll have even more ideas for how to break in your new Buick or GMC vehicle.