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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. 

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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).

 

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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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SEMA Highlights – Mike Schritt

How many times have you gone to SEMA?
12 times

What were you looking forward to most at the show?
Seeing the latest accessory trends

Top 3 favourite vehicles?

  • Matte gray 1969 Firebird, unbelievable body fit, LS powered, and because I used to own one.
  • Black and wrapped lifted Chevy HD, loved the wheel color and the crazy coilover rear suspension
  • the slammed, blue ’86 Chevy squarebody. So clean, simple, and LS powered.

Most impressive overall?
Duramax-powered ’69 C10 built by the Diesel Brothers. Simply wicked.

What do you hope to see Davis Customs use in the future from this show?
Can’t wait to bring in the newest wheel styles, LS swap and performance parts, and we got some great custom wrap ideas.

Anything else?
Awesome show this year, talked to some great people, got a lot of great ideas, saw some incredible cars and trucks. Complete automotive overload! PS, if you love burgers you’ve got to eat at Wahlburger’s!

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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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Davis Customs: 2017 GMC Canyon SLT

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wheel.jpgCyber Grey Metallic 2017 GMC Canyon SLT accessories include:
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  • 4″ Rough Country lift,
  • GM black tubular steps
  • Gatorback offset flaps
  • 275/55R20 Deegan 38 AT tires
  • Moto Metal MO984 wheels

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This dark and deadly looking Canyon also has heated front seats, bose premium speaker system, remote start and more to insure you’re arriving in style all around.

Learn more about GMC Canyons here
Learn more about this vehicle while it’s here 

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Community Corner: South Country Co-Op

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1 of 10 scholarships given away each year for $1000

Our first community corner features South Country Co-op, a company who believes in helping to protect, beautify and improve the spaces and communities that bring us together. They have been part of the Medicine Hat community since 1956, where they incorporated Medicine Hat Co-op limited into South Country Co-op. Whether they are supporting local business or raising awareness for causes around the community, we know they’re supporting Medicine Hat every day.

“We are committed to investing in the communities we serve. We support projects that improve the lives of the people around us. If it is local and meaningful, we want to be part of it. In addition to donating to local events we strive to buy as much local product as we possibly can. When doing any kind of construction project, we hire local. It is so important to us to support our communities and the people in them.

We are also a different kind of company. Our profits are given back to our members. Last year we paid back over $10.4 million dollars in cash! That is $10.4 million dollars that is then reinvested into our communities. It drives economy and improves quality of life. And for that, we are proud.” – Carmen, Marketing & Community Relations Manager

Join us in congratulating South Country Co-Op on being the first Community Corner feature business here at Davis GMC Buick. Do you know a business that deserves to be our next recipients? Click here to see how.

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Donation to the Alberta Childrens Hospital

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$12,000 meat donation to the Medicine Hat Food Bank

 

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Road Trip Prep Tips

Road trips can create some of the best memories from your travels when you’re prepared. In order to make your next trip less stressful, we’ve compiled a list of things to do before you head out:

    1. Check tire pressure
      You should be checking all of your tire pressures, including your spare tire. While doing this, also check your jack and tire changing kit. Depending on your vehicle, the spare tire should be in your trunk or under the tailgate. GM provides a handy kit alongside your spare tire, so do your future self a favour and familiarize.  An emergency kit also helps ease your mind, since they have booster cables, a flashlight, general bandages, etc. Confused already? Stop by and we can check it for you and help you familiarize yourself with all the tools. Also ask about our emergency kit available in parts (it includes booster cables, first aid kit, flashlight, etc).
    2. How close are you to your next oil change
      You should be getting an oil change at least every 5000-8000km or every 3 months. If you do end up needing an oil change before you leave, ask them to check your fluids, wiper blades, and to do a proper inspection on your vehicle. Here at Davis we can do a 24 point inspection, top up your fluids, rotate your tires, change your air filters, wiper blades and light bulbs in our Quick Lube.
    3. Gas up
      This one should be obvious, but sometimes you just get too excited to get on the road that the obvious become forgotten. It’s also great to figure out where the gas up points are on your trip as well. If you’re looking for the best deal around town, check out GasBuddy as well.
    4. Have maps/GPS/Navigation ready
      Be prepared for construction, closed roads, traffic congestion, and other unexpected delays. Sometimes the GPS can take you on an unnecessary route, so have an idea going in on where you should be. Maps are always great to have for backup when you hit those blackout areas.
    5. Charging cord or Wireless Charger
      Charging your phone is especially important if you are using it for navigation. Fortunately with today’s Bluetooth capabilities you can be navigated hands free through your radio or even easier if you have Navigation built into your vehicle.
    6. BONUS TIP FOR ONSTAR SUBSCRIBERS: Make sure you’re covered
      OnStar provides convenient help where-ever you’re travelling, but double check you’re covered for both Service and Wi-Fi with this map: https://www.onstar.com/ca/en/services/coveragemaps.html
      Checking over your vehicle is also easier with OnStar as you can get notification on your vehicles health when you have the app on your phone. If you pull over for a hike or stop, you can also double check you locked the vehicle from your phone or remote start it so it’s cooled or heated before you hop in through the mybuick or mygmc app.

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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!