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Automotive “Green” tips for Earth Day

“By changing a few habits, you can do your part in helping the environment, say the experts at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE recommends regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits as two easy-to-implement strategies. What’s more, improved automotive habits will help your vehicle last longer and command a better resale price.

The following tips from ASE can put you on the road to environmentally conscious car care:

  • Keep the engine running at peak performance. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent. Replace filters and fluids as recommended in the owner’s manual.
  • Don’t ignore that ‘Service Engine’ light. Today’s vehicles have much cleaner tailpipe emissions that they did 30 years ago, but a poorly running engine or faulty exhaust system will cause your vehicle to pollute much more than it would otherwise.
  • Keep tires properly inflated and aligned. Not only will you reduce the engine’s effort and, thus, gasoline consumption, your tires will last longer too, saving you money and easing the burden at recycling centers. Here at Davis we will properly inflate your tires at no cost.
  • Have your vehicle’s air conditioner serviced only by a technician certified to handle and recycle refrigerants. Older air conditioners contain ozone-depleting chemicals, which could be released into the atmosphere through improper service.
  • Remove excess items from the vehicle. Less weight equals better gas mileage. Remove that roof-top luggage carrier after vacations to reduce air drag, too.
  • If you do your own repairs, properly dispose of engine fluids and batteries. The local sanitary landfill accepts used motor oil and more here.  Remember too that improperly disposed fluids such as antifreeze can harm pets and wildlife. You can also contact local government for hazardous material drop-off/recycling stations.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was founded to improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians. More than 360,000 automotive service professionals hold current ASE certifications. They work at all types of facilities, from new car dealerships, to national chains, independent repair shops, fleets, parts stores, and more. There employers often display the blue and white ASE sign, while the technicians wear shoulder insignia or lapel pins identifying himself or herself as ASE certified.

Visit www.ase.com for more information and seasonal car care tips.”

Original article from: https://carcarenewsservice.org/article/april-22nd-earth-day-you-can-celebrate-all-year-these-green-auto-tips

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Best of Medicine Hat 2018 Results

salesteam.pngThank you Medicine Hat! We are so honoured that you continue to vote for us for Best of Medicine Hat. Thank you to all our fans, patrons and most of all our employees for your continued support throughout the past, present, and future years. For the 5th year in a row we have been voted #1 Best New Car dealership while also placing in the top three for all nominated categories. As you may know, we continue to make changes to the dealership to better serve you with our most recent change being our partnership with Fix Auto. You voted us #1 Auto Body Shop in Medicine Hat and we will continue to provide the best experience for you, but with a new name: Fix Auto Medicine Hat South. This partnership seemed natural due to our shared core values of customer & environmental commitment, accountability and passion for collision repair. 

qlteam.pngWe are incredibly excited to announce we were also voted #1 Oil Change in Medicine Hat. With our new and improved two laned Quick lube, we cut down your wait time in half and you don’t even have to get out of your vehicle or book in advance. All makes and models welcome, just like our US Appraisal lane. Voted #2 in Medicine Hat this year, our pre-owned vehicle department has expanded to give you top dollar for your trade with our full-time US buyer. Speaking of convenience, our Tire center (voted #2 in Medicine Hat) allows you to store your off season tires throughout the year while also offering a wide range of offroad and performance tires. Looking to customize your vehicle with more than just tires? You can trust our grand master technicians and Davis Diesel team to get your vehicle upgraded and on the road in no time (voted #3 Auto Repair in Medicine Hat). Our in house custom graphics department, Davis Custom Graphics, can help you alter the look of your vehicle further and was voted #2 in Auto Customizing after only one year of business so far.     

Overall, we are flattered and proud of this recognition. Our team truly deserves this recognition as they continuously go above and beyond for this dealership and community. For example, last year we donated a substantial amount to the Ken Sauer Playground and our team also donated their time to help build it. Giving back helps everyone come together to help each other out throughout the city.

 

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For more info on Fix Auto Medicine Hat South, click here.

 

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11 truck accessory options under $1000

Want to personalize your vehicle but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of accessories you could get for your truck under $1000. Wondering what’s available for SUV’s or cars? Contact our parts department at 1-844-242-1379


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Aeroskin II Textured Black Hood Protector: This custom-designed Molded Hood Protector offers the ultimate protection from bugs, dirt, rocks and debris. It provides a precise fit by following the contour of the hood.  $109 (price does not include installation)


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Bed Rug: Designed specifically to fit the contours of your vehicle, this Bed Carpet featuring the GMC logo is made of a durable carpet-like surface that resists water, stains, solvents and chemicals. Its molded foam backing helps protect the bed from scratches. $449 (price does not include installation)


sportbarigAll Terrain X Sport Bar: Create a rugged, off-road appearance for your vehicle with this bed-mounted Sport Bar package in Anthracite featuring the Sierra script. $995 (print does not include installation)


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Front Tubular Nudge Bar: Both on- and off-road, the front bumper-mounted Tubular Nudge Bar offers rugged style while helping to protect your vehicle’s front end from minor obstacles or brush. $579 (price does not include installation)


sillplatesDoor Sill Plates: Enhance the appearance of your vehicle’s front door sills with these custom Door Sill Plates in Jet Black featuring GMC lettering. $129 (price does not include installation)


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Interior Trim Kit: Accent, personalize and add a new dimension of style and luxury to key points in your Sierra 1500 Crew Cab with this Interior Trim Kit in Synthesis. Included as part of the kit are two hockey stick trim pieces for the front doors, a cupholder bezel, and a trim ring for the center console. $279 (price does not include installation)


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Tubular Rocker Guard: Enhance the styling of your vehicle while helping to protect the lower door area from rocks and road debris with this Rocker Guard. $499 (price does not include installation)


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Kicker/GM 200 Watt Subwoofer: This Audio System-Subwoofer system duplicates the musical accuracy of live concert experiences, minus the crowds. It adds big-bass subwoofers in a small space, along with high-efficiency, low power-draw amplifiers and a unique sound signature from multi-channel amps with DSP. $779 (price does not include installation)


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All Terrain X Step Bars: Enhance your vehicle’s rugged, off-road looks with these 3-Inch Off-Road Step Bars in Black. Tubular construction with textured, traction-gripping step surfaces offer sure footing for entering or exiting the vehicle. $975 (price does not include installation)


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All Terrain X Wheels: Personalize your vehicle with these All Terrain X wheels validated to GM specifications. Centre caps are included, but not tires. $996/set (prices does not include installation)


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Underseat Storage Box: Contain, organize and conceal items under the rear seat of your Crew Cab with this durable, molded plastic Rear Underseat Storage Organizer in Black. $239 (prices does not include installation)


Our parts depart is a great place to come for all of your parts needs! With almost a million dollars in inventory, we can supply all of your parts and tire needs. Our parts department has several experienced parts personnel, some who have been with the dealership for over 30 years.

For a parts quote, click here!
To see what else our parts department has in store, click here!

All prices are accurate as of September 14, 2017.

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Celebrating 10 years in Medicine Hat with our Staff

We celebrated our 10th Anniversary alongside our staff and industry partners at the Beveridge Building here in Medicine Hat, AB. We are so grateful for all the support from our staff, who are a huge part of what makes the Davis difference a positive experience for everyone who walks through our doors. Join us in congratulating the Davis family and our staff on 10 great years in Medicine Hat. We look forward to spending many more alongside you all.

More photos are available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pg/DavisGMCBuick/10yrs

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Do I need Winter Tires?

When it comes to peace of mind driving in the winter months, nothing beats a set of winter tires. Did you notice that I didn’t call them snow tires? That’s because today’s winter tires do so much more than provide extra traction in deep snow. They also give you superior traction on icy and even dry roads when temperatures drop below freezing. A combination of specialized tread patterns and rubber compounds are what give winter tires the edge over all-season tires. These advanced compounds allow the tires to remain flexible for improved contact with the road which provide you with unmatched safety and traction.

Winter tires should also be installed in sets. You may think that on a front wheel drive car that you would only need them on the front. But by not having them on the rear the handling balance of the car will be upset and you run the risk of the rear skidding because of the lack of traction. Also, on a rear wheel drive vehicle most of the braking and ALL of the steering is done through the front wheels, so why would only you put them on the rear?

Once you’ve decided to purchase winter tires you may want to have them mounted on their own wheels. A set of winter wheels doesn’t cost very much and allow for a much quicker and less expensive change over in the Spring and Fall. Another alternative is to have winter tires mounted on your factory wheels and then have a set of custom wheels and tires for Spring and Summer.

If you have any questions regarding tires and custom wheels feel free to contact our tire store at 403-527-2787 or visit our website here. Remember, tires are like shoes for your vehicle; dress appropriately!

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Kinsmen Auto Award presented with a 2016 GMC Terrain!

We were thrilled to present the Kinsmen Auto Award winner with her free 2016 GMC Terrain alongside Guy Schotanus (2016 Kinsmen Car Award Chairperson)! Ashley Herrmann picked out a 2016 GMC Terrain after her name was drawn on August 3rd, 2016. Join us in congratulating Ashley on her fantastic win! Lastly, thank you Ashley on choosing Davis GMC Buick, we enjoyed working with you to get your new ride.

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2016 Auto Award winner presented with her 2016 GMC Terrain

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Ashley Herrmann (Winner) drives away in her brand new 2016 GMC Terrain

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Tough Mudder 2016: Team Mudhatter

On August 7, 2016 our very own Tough Mudder team came together to complete the Tough Mudder course together. The course included 20 kilometers, 20+ obstacles, 500,000 gallons of mud, 40 tons of ice, and more, but every team member finished the course as one. We took aside participants after the course to talk about their experience and how you can prepare for future Tough Mudder courses! Continue scrolling for individual interviews, videos of the course from a GoPro perspective and more photos.

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2016 Stampede Pancake Kickoff Breakfast Photos

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the 2016 Medicine Hat Stampede Pancake Breakfast kickoff event! We served 1200 plates of food, raised $760 for the Medicine Hat Foodbank and over 200lbs of food for them as well. Big thanks for all the volunteers and Mikes Meats for making this possible! Here are some photos from the festivities:

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New Redesigned Davis App

We have redesigned our Davis GMC Dealerapp to better serve you. Now, you are able to book service appointments, browse new and used inventory, book a d-lease and rental vehicle, find local gas stations, receive exclusive offers, and so much more.

Roadside Assistance: Provides the roadside assistance numbers
Schedule Service: Book your next service appointment
Showroom: View new and used inventory. Refine your search by Year, Make, Model, Body, Max Price and Used/New inventory
Local Gas Prices: See local gas prices
Referral Program: Refer a friend and you could receive $100
D-Lease and Rental:  Book your d-lease and rental vehicles though our simple

Continue scrolling for screenshots of the iPhone version with captions explaining features. Andriod and Blackberry version is almost identical.

Android users can follow this link.
Blackberry users can follow this link.
iPhone users can download it here.

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Home screen for iPhone Davis GMC Dealer app.

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Showroom – Allows you to browse new and used inventory as well as customize your search to your desires.

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Swipe Right – View our inventory through Showroom, Keep up to date on events and special offers, Put your vehicle in the garage to receive notifications when oil changes are due, and more!

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Swipe Right and then down – You have access to Rate us on DealerRater or Google+ and access our Social Media Pages.

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Swipe left – Contact Us information including: Main number, Website, Directions, Roadside Assistance, and then contact information by department!

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The 2016 Buick Envision has landed!

The brand new 2016 Buick Envision has landed here at Davis GMC Buick in Medicine Hat, AB! We are thrilled to have this new addition in our Buick lineup as it provides a new compact luxury crossover SUV option. Features include: Responsive 2L Turbo engine with 252 horsepower, a luxurious quiet tuned interior, standard all wheel drive, and much more. It is slightly larger in dimension than the Lincoln MKC, Acura RDX and Audi Q5 and has interior styling similar to the Buick Lacrosse. This new acquisition is definitely worth coming in to check out and is a lot of fun to take on a test drive.

For general information on the 2016 Buick Envision, click here

To view our 2016 Envision inventory, click here

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