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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

Fix Auto meets Davis Medicine Hat

Davis GMC Buick partners with Fix Auto Medicine Hat South

Fix Auto meets Davis Medicine HatWe are very excited to announce that Davis GMC Buick has entered into a partnership with Fix Auto. This partnership seemed natural due to our shared core values of customer & environmental commitment, accountability and passion for collision repair. Having established insurance affiliations with nearly every provider means that when it comes time for collision repair, Fix Auto Medicine Hat South has your back.

Fix Auto is a collection of independently owned body shops, united under one brand, committed to delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction through superior workmanship and service. We can provide you with timely, efficient, and quality repairs on any make, model or year of vehicle.Rod sanding

As part of the Fix Auto Network, we are aligned with like-minded body shops across Canada, offering a National Warranty Program on all work carried out by ourselves. All warranties under Davis GMC Buick (Medicine Hat) Ltd. remain valid for the duration of the terms under which they were issued. 

We look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest level of repair and customer service. Should you have any questions–please do not hesitate in contacting either a staff member or our direct line at 403-527-1115. 


Left to Right: Cheryl Simoneau (Body shop Administrator), Rodney Stiff (Auto body Painter), Gary Meindersma (Paintless Dent Repair Technician), Brian McCrimmon (Auto body Technician), Dean Bashnick (Auto body Technician), Robbie Dawe (Body shop Apprentice), Al Dawe (Body shop Manager).



Community Corner

We are proud to be part of the community here in Medicine Hat, so in honour of all the great things that go on around here we wanted to start showcasing local businesses in our ‘Community Corner’.  On top of being the featured business, the employees of the company will receive 15% off our Service department and employee pricing on all vehicles for the month they are featured.

In order to nominate a business you must e-mail the following information to aleach@davisgmctrucks.ca:

Business name:
Years in Medicine Hat:
Number of employees:
Charitable involvement:
Sponsorship/How giving back to community:
Business summary/description:

We look forward to all your nominations each month!



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


Guild Night Award Recipients

Join us in congratulating Don Nunweiler, Sheila MacAskill, Bob Derzaph, Nick Richards, Dan Henckel, Ted Kaczynski, Blake Noecker and Vusumuzi Dube (Junior) on winning guild awards in their respective categories. It is prestigious to be in the guild for consecutive years, as these awards are very difficult to earn and take a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication. These recipients have to write a series of tests throughout the year and attend recommended training sessions. We are very proud of the people who dedicate themselves to this program.

Sales Marketing Guild Recipients
For the Sales Marketing guild, each individual has been recognized by their customers for having provided excellent customer service and a completely satisfying purchase and delivery experience.

Sheila MacAskill

Sheila MacAskill

Don Nunweiler

Don Nunweiler

Bob Derzaph

Bob Derzaph

















Technicians Guild Recipients
The Technicians Guild program recognizes the dedication, effort, and loyalty to your Dealer and GM, along with your commitment to our mutual customers. This programs strength & longevity is truly a product of your collective efforts as GM service technician professionals, and your achievements lead by example for all of your peers, as well as guides you through greater personal development

Ted Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski – 9 years

Nick Richards

Nick Richards – 7 years

Vusumuzi Dube (Junior)

Vusumuzi Dube (Junior) – 9 years

Dan Henckel

Dan Henckel – 6 years

Blake Noecker

Blake Noecker – 2 years


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.


2016 Auto Award winner presented with her 2016 GMC Terrain


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


In depth review of the 2017 GMC Acadia!


The All NEW GMC Acadia is here and it surpasses expectations by a landslide. Not only does it combine design with functionality while not sacrificing an ounce of comfort, it is more advanced than it has ever been in so many ways. Unlike previous models the new 2017 GMC Acadia has available All Wheel Drive Disconnect meaning the choice is yours anytime anywhere, and when you combine that with the option of Variable Ride Control or the All Terrain Package the road trip possibilities are endless.

Acadia also knows how important it is for your hard earned dollar to go as far as possible bringing us to the Standard 4 cylinder 2.4L motor or the optional 6 Cylinder 3.6L motor both with direct injection and variable valve timing make for a significant decrease in fuel consumption compared to the previous model. One factor is weight being 700 lbs lighter than its predecessors as well as a start/stop feature in the standard 4 cylinder meaning less money spent on fuel and more spent on creating memories.  As for those of you wanting to get there now, no power has been sacrificed in the V6, in fact the horsepower and torque have both been increased making the fast lane one you can dominate. denalidetail.jpg

Space, Space, Space, we always need space, whether it be for that 2:00 pm tee time, or that 6 am hockey practice, not to mention the 7 pm dance recital and the 4 pm sales pitch.  As a society our home lives and work lives have been combined more than ever before meaning we need functionality, which is why the 2017 Acadia still offers 3 row seating up to 7 passengers in select models, as well as flat folding and optional configurations giving you choice, space and passenger capability when the need arises.

#RearSeatReminderPrecision Grade, keeping up with todays tech has never been easier with the re-designed Acadia. New features include an available heated second row, Smart Slide technology in middle row seating, Rear Seat Reminder, Keyless Entry, Android Auto and Apple Car Play just to name a few. Unlike ever before you can have apps in your vehicle to make your daily drive safer and more convenient. One example being The Weather Network, get real time forecasts in any condition using your vehicles built in WI-FI!

frontrearcamera.jpgOther great optional features include but are not limited to: Beginner Driver Mode, Lane Keep Assist, Pedestrian Alert, 360 Camera, adaptive cruise control and auto braking. Everything about the new Acadia is bursting with modernization, safety, efficiency and an overall fun vehicle to drive! Standard is the word GMC prides themselves in, standard rear view camera, standard LED exterior lighting, standard real aluminum accents, standard rear seat alarm. All these things combine to create a vehicle you can be proud of, look smart driving and most importantly feel safe and secure driving for you and your family.

For available 2017 GMC Acadias at Davis GMC Buick in Medicine Hat, click here!


“Brenna Beaulieu is a Sales and Lease Consultant at the Davis GMC Buick who also specializes in vehicle appraisals. Her number one goal when meeting customers is to ensure they leave happier than when they arrived each and every time. Contact her at: bbeaulieu@davisgmctrucks.ca

2016 Buick Envision Medicine Hat

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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The Verano is Here! The Verano is Here!

Well folks this long awaited day is finally upon us – Last night at 6:00 our very first 20120 Buick Verano was delivered to the dealership!! The car is currently in the process of being inspected and cleaned, after which we’ll post some pictures, but for now we’ll go over some highlights of our new luxury compact sedan.

The Verano is based on the Buick Excelle – one of the best selling luxury cars in China – and built on the same platform as the Chevy Cruze. However the similarities with the Cruze end at the platform – The Verano was built with a sculpted design, luxurious, extremely quiet interior, with advanced connectivity and user friendly technology. Using Buick’s signature Quiettuning Technology, the Verano has proven itself to be the quietest car in its class. They have acheived this with extra thick acoustic laminated glass, duel-density carpet, premium door sealing, liquid sound deadeners, and tires and wheels specifically desighned to counteract NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness.)

Inside, the Verano boasts a 7-inch color touchscreen radio with Buick IntelliLink, Bluetooth, USB, streaming audio, and available connectivity to the smartphone app Stitcher Radio. IntelliLink is one of the greatest triumphs Buick has come out with in recent years – it uses Bluetooth connectivity to integrate with your smartphone and allows control and full functionality of your phonebook, streaming audio, enhanced voice recognition and control of USB connected devices.

We’ve got 2 more Verano’s on their way and they should be landing here later this week – come in and have a look for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

2013 Buick Encore Revealed at NAIAS!!

Exciting news from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit – Buick has revealed their new small crossover!! Welcome the 2013 Encore to the family!! The Encore will be smaller than most other vehicles in its class, with a 2.66 meter wheelbase, but it packs 1,359 litres of cargo room onto a revised version of the platform used on the current subcompact Chevrolet Sonic. The Encore will also share its powertrain with the Sonic and Chevy Cruze, a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder that cranks out 140 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.

The Encore joins the Verano – this years new addition – to round an already stellar lineup with the Regal, Lacrosse, and Enclave SUV. It will get the same IntelliLink hands free bluetooth system with 17.7 cm LCD screen that is coming to all Buick models for 2012, and will also feature an all-new Active Noise Cancellation system which will make the Encore one of the quietest rides on the road.

” Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable and agile vehicle,” said Tony DiSalle, US vice president of Buick Marketing. “It represents a luxury alternative for a new audience of Buick customers, and delivers features and flexibility not typically found in vehicles of its size today.”

The Encore will be hitting dealer lots in early 2013 – enjoy some pictures from the NAIAS for the time being!