Why should You Drive a Chevrolet Volt?

Have you been on the lookout for a hybrid plug-in vehicle? Your search should end with a 2018 Chevrolet Volt. This state-of-the-art compact car is not only environmentally friendly, but it will also thrill you with its function, reliability and many convenient features. The Volt continues to garner popularity among drivers everywhere, so test-drive one today.

Fuel Economy

 

As you would expect from a hybrid vehicle, the Volt won’t disappoint in the area of gas mileage. It has an 8.9-gallon fuel tank on which you can drive more than 373 miles on the highway and more than 382 miles on city streets before you need to fill up again. It gets 43 miles per gallon in the city and 42 miles per gallon on the highway. Together, the Volt gets an impressive 42 miles per gallon. The electric side of this hybrid is enticing as well. Its battery range is good for 53 miles.

 

Interior Dimensions

 

As you and your passengers ride in your Volt, you won’t feel cramped for space. This five-seat vehicle affords a passenger volume of 90 cubic feet as well as 37.8 inches of headroom, 42.1 inches of legroom, 56.5 inches of shoulder room and 53.7 inches of hip room in the front seats. Backseat passengers will benefit from 35.8 inches of headroom, 34.7 inches of legroom, 53.2 inches shoulder room and 51.3 inches of hip room.

 

Exterior Features

 

When you come to Eastside GM and check out the Volt, you’ll love the design and look of the exterior just as much as the interior. On the outside, you’ll notice the attractive 17-inch-by7-inch wheels and the all-season tires. It also has solar absorbing glass and heated outside mirrors.

 

It should be clear by now that the Volt is an excellent choice when you’re in the market for a hybrid vehicle. The car gives you efficiency and value for your everyday driving.

A New Car from Eastside GM is Just What the Doctor Ordered

If you’re in the market for a compact SUV the 2018 GMC Terrain is the sports utility vehicle you’ve been waiting for. This ergonomic and utilitarian vehicle is available at Eastside GM for a steal. We can guarantee the quality of our vehicles at our dealership, and the customer service you will receive will be second to none.

Now that we have whet your appetite for this awesome sports utility vehicle, let me tell you a little more about this amazing compact SUV. The GMC Terrain has collapsing rear seats that fold to provide an astronomical amount of cargo space with a completely flat floor. Fit a load from the hardware store to complete home improvements you’ve been meaning to get done or throw in a whole pack of dogs in the back for a fun day playing frisbee at the park.

 

Traction control comes standard on the 2018 Terrain. At your fingertips and beckon command are on the fly controls to adjust the traction modes of your vehicle to suit the terrain. Feel safe in your driving experience with these types of push-button controls that enhance driver control and vehicle handling. Carry up to five passengers and tow up to 3,500 pounds of trailer as you make your way to the lake with the boat and the family.

 

The GMC Terrain is just one of the great options for a new or used vehicle that our dealership offers to fine people like yourself. We can guarantee the quality of all the cars, trucks, and SUVs that we sell, and we stand by every sale that we make.

 

If finances are your worry, worry no longer. We have a top-notch financing team that can work around bad credit or lack of credit to structure the perfect loan that will get you into the car of your dreams. We offer competitive interest rates and financing options, and our group of trained professionals never disappoint. So stop on by and drive away happy.

Why the 2018 Buick Encore Could be the Next Car for You

When you want to buy a car, the process can seem like it just gets harder and harder each time you’re considering a new ride. With so many extra features and statistics, you may not be entirely sure what it is you want. If you’re looking for an SUV that’s reliable, comfortable, and has a large selection of extra features that are easy to use, the 2018 Buick Encore could be the next car for you. Here are a few reasons why.

 

This SUV handles well on curved or crowded roads and has better gas mileage than many other similar SUV’s, meaning it can be fun car to drive while getting you where you need to go. It also has plenty of features that contribute to its great safety scores, like traction control and electronic stability control.

For an added level of security, the 2018 Buick Encore also comes with the OnStar Guidance Plan, which can assist you with a number of issues you may encounter on the road. Convenient sensors can assist in parking, alert you to blind spots, and tell you if you’re departing from your lane. You shouldn’t have a hard time getting the hang of the user-friendly Buick IntelliLink infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a touch screen.

 

Heated front seats can make your commute more comfortable, leaving plenty of room for rear passengers. There’s still room for cargo, and the passenger seat also folds, giving you another convenient option for transport.  The high quality materials make the cabin quieter and provide the driver with excellent visibility.

 

The 2018 Buick Encore could be the comfortable and sleek ride you’ve been looking for. If you want a reliable SUV with enough legroom, a good warranty and features that make driving an enjoyable experience, visit us at Eastside GM to take a test drive and experience the benefits of the Buick Encore for yourself.

Safety Features of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

One of the things we love doing here at Eastside GM is matching both individuals and families with their dream vehicles. If you haven’t taken a look at the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, look again. The robust safety features of the Equinox will give you immense peace of mind in addition to being a lot of fun to drive. Here are some of the key safety features of the Equinox to give some serious thought.

Keep Teen Drivers Safe

If you have teen drivers, you know just how nerve wracking it can be to trust them to drive safely. With that in mind, the Equinox is built in with teen driver technology so that parents can set controls on the vehicle and review an in-vehicle report card. This is designed to help parents and their teen drivers review safe driving habits.

Adaptive Safety Features

The Equinox has a lot of adaptive features that help you to avoid a crash. Examples of some of these features include a forward collision alert and following distance indicator which lets you know when you’re following too closely. It also has a safety alert seat and a rear seat reminder. While nobody purposely leaves their kids in the car, accidents do happen. You can lessen the risk of this horrible accident happening with the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

Drive with More Confidence

Some people get nervous in bigger cars when they’re driving on the highway. The Equinox eliminates this anxiety with a lane change alert system that lets you know if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot. It also comes equipped with a feature that lets you know when you’ve started to depart your lane.

Crossover vehicles have been popular ever since they started being manufactured because they give drivers the feel of an SUV that handles like a sedan. The Equinox especially has made a lot of improvements to make passengers safer and more secure.

Why Is the 2018 GMC Acadia Great for Families?

If you’re in the market for a family-friendly sport utility vehicle, let our salespeople at EastSide GM show you the 2018 GMC Acadia. Besides a stylish exterior and a comfortable ride, it offers several features that will make the whole family happy.  

 

Connectivity 

 

Whether you want to stay connected to your family while driving solo or keep the whole gang entertained on long road trips, the GMC Infotainment System has got you covered. With hands-free calling and voice control, you can call home by simply pushing a button and saying the name of a contact. The available 4G Wi-Fi connects up to seven devices to the internet. Your passengers can check email, stream movies, and play games just like they would if they were at home. There are also multiple USB ports in the 2018 GMC Acadia, so no more arguing over who gets to charge their smartphone first. 

 

Versatility 

 

We know that a life with kids is a life on-the-go and your needs are always changing. Driving the whole team to the soccer game? The 2018 GMC Acadia seats up to seven passengers. Hands full of instruments for band practice? The power lift gate opens the hatch with just a motion of your foot. In-laws in town for the week? Smart Slide gives you quick and easy access to the third row of seating. 

 

Safety 

 

The safety of your family is as important to us as it is to you. The 2018 GMC Acadia offers several technologies than can give you peace of mind. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert checks for rapidly approaching vehicles or cars in the next lane, so you confidently change lanes. Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns you of oncoming traffic when you’re backing up. Rear Vision Camera gives you a clearer view of objects behind you when the car is in reverse.    

 

The 2018 GMC Acadia is a great option for families on the move. Visit EastSide GM and take a test drive. We’d love to get you in a new car today. 

Come Prepared to Buy

Before you grab your car, keys and rush out the door, excited about the thought of purchasing your new Buick Lacrosse, stop a minute to reflect. Are you prepared to purchase your new car? Here are a few tips from Eastside GM to start you on the path to new car ownership.

Prepare Your Trade-In

If you want to negotiate a great deal for your trade-in, then make sure your car is dealership ready. If you’ve been delaying with any minor repairs or touch-ups, now’s the time to get this work completed. You want your car looking and running at its best to maximize its trade-in value.

Review Your Credit Report

You probably know a good score on your credit report will likely get you a good auto loan rate. Review your credit report to make sure there isn’t anything listed that is incorrect. Also, if you have some charges that you could pay down or pay off, then take care of this.

Get Pre-Approved by Your Bank

A pre-approval tells a dealership that you’re serious about buying a car and it also might give insight into an amount that you can afford. While you might opt for a loan from the dealership, it could be helpful in negotiating an interest rate.

Grab and Go With These Documents

Make sure you have your driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. You’ll want to test drive your new Buick Lacrosse and to do this, you need you driver’s license to get off the lot. If you’re trading in your old car, bring the prink slip or title with you.

You’re Ready!

Your purchase of a new Buick Lacrosse could be a snap with a few simple preparations. You might prepare your car for trade-in, review your credit report, get pre-approved for a car loan and arrive at the dealership with the right documents. You’ll come to us ready to experience the thrill of buying your new car at Eastside GM.

These Camaro Features Will Blow You Away

For more than five decades, the Camaro has thrilled car owners with its performance, power, capabilities and look. This two-door coupe has been a popular car on the market and continues to improve its features each year. If you’re interested in a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, you should head over to Eastside GM and check out the selection today. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of one of these amazing cars! 

 

The Need for Speed 

 

Have you ever driven a car with poor acceleration? It’s a pain to struggle up hills and not know whether you’re ever going to get up to highway speed. You won’t have this issue in a Camaro—not even close. A new model will get you from zero to 60 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds, leaving other cars in the dust. You can select from four engines: 2.0-liter turbo, 3.6-liter V6, 6.2-liter V8 or a 6.2-liter LT4 V8. Each of these is a power-packed powertrain choice that will give you the confidence and assurance you need in the driver’s seat.  

 

Braking Capabilities 

 

With all that speed, you need the peace of mind that your Camaro can stop suddenly when necessary. The car comes equipped with 390-millimeter-by-36-millimeter, six-piston front and 365-milillimeter-by-28-millimeter, four-piston rear rotors. The brakes also have Magnetic Ride Control, which examines the road conditions and can stop the car from moving in an instant.  

 

Other Safety Features 

 

Nothing is more important in a car than staying safe when you’re on the road. Though you can’t prevent every accident, it’s nice when your vehicle can protect you from hard. You’ll breath a sigh of relief knowing this car has eight standard air bags and a steel safety cage. You also have a rear camera to help you back up out of tight, crowded spaces.  

 

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Tips for Paying Off Car Loan Quicker

Paying off your used car may seem like a burden, but there are effective ways you can pay it off faster without upsetting the dealership. Here are some quick and easy tips for speedily paying off your car loan.

Try Bi-Weekly Payments

If you pay half your monthly payments every two weeks, you may be able to reap some excellent rewards. Because you’d be making the payments more often, less interest will accrue. This would save you money in the long run. Also, because you’d pay every two weeks, you’d end up making an extra payment because 52 weeks in a year becomes 26 payments total.

Round Up Monthly Payments

Instead of paying $278.13 every month for your 2017 Chevrolet Spark LS, why not try rounding up to an even $300? That’s an extra $22.87 you’re adding every month, and after an entire year, that’s $274, just shy of an entire extra month’s payment. Just adding an additional chunk of change to your payments can be an easy way to save money in the long term while not forcing you to pay too much more out of your monthly expenses.

Make One Extra Payment

Bi-weekly payments or rounding up can be tough, but making a single extra payment a year can help you immensely in the long run. If you divide your monthly payment by 12 and add that number to every payment you make, by the end of the year you may have paid off an entire extra month. For example, $278.13 divided by 12 months equals $23.18. So, you could just add that to every payment, and by the end of the year, you’d have paid off an entire extra month.

Of course, you might want to check with the dealership for all of these tips, because you may be penalized for making extra payments or paying the loan off before it’s due. But most quality dealerships like Eastside GM may be willing to talk and lead you through any questions you might have. So get paying today!

Tips for Buying Your University-Bound Teen a Used Car

If your older child is heading off to university soon and needs a vehicle, you will probably have to help him or her make choices about buying a car and may even be handling the payments. A quality used car can help your teen get to classes on time, meet friends and hold down a part-time job, and we’d like to offer you a few helpful tips for finding the right vehicle.

 

Buy from a Dealer

 

Buying a pre-owned vehicle from a dealership can offer you a variety of benefits. Not only are many dealer cars certified, which can offer you peace of mind when it comes to quality, you can benefit from a dealer’s knowledge about different makes, models and model years. If you cannot pay cash or have only a small down payment, a dealer may be able to help you with in-house financing to help get your teen behind the wheel quickly.

 

Do Your Homework

 

Before you head out to your local dealership, sit down with your teen and create a list of questions that need answering before you shop. You can talk about what you can afford to spend, how much money you will be putting toward monthly payments, and who will be paying for insurance and maintenance costs. You can also perform a bit of research on the makes and models your teen is interested in so you can narrow down your choices before you visit our lot.

 

Remain Realistic

 

Not all used cars are created equal, but it is important that you and your teen remain realistic when it comes to what you can afford. Your child might have his or her eye on a pre-owned sports car because it might turn heads on campus, but standing firm and guiding him or her toward a reliable and safe vehicle may serve you both better in the long run.

 

Buying a used car for your university-bound teen can be a challenge. However, with careful planning and cooperation, you and your child can reach a choice that will benefit and satisfy you both.

Finding the Right Used Car Dealership

Once you’ve settled on the decision to buy a used car, it’s time to find the best place to shop for it. That’s not always easy; you have plenty of options.

 

Naturally, we feel we’re the best place for you to shop. But you have to make up your own mind. Here’s what we think it makes sense to look for in a used car dealership.

 

Using an Established Business

 

Of course, you could buy your car directly from another person. But by going that route, you won’t get the security of working with an established business like ours, with a high level of service and customer satisfaction.

 

Do a Little Background Research

 

Used car dealerships can get rated and reported. Take the time to research two or three dealerships in your area. We’re confident in our service, the transparency of our pricing, and the customer satisfaction we offer, so we hope you’ll take a look at how we stack up.

 

Comparing Your Options

 

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, you still want to be as certain as possible you’ll be happy with the place you selected. Here’s how to know you’ve found the right dealership for you:

 

  • Service: Do you get attention when you walk onto the lot?
  • No-rush attitude: Do you have plenty of time to ask questions (and get satisfying answers)?
  • No-pressure selling: Do you feel relaxed during the process—or like you’re being rushed into a sale?

 

We know the best customers are happy customers, the ones who come back every time they want to buy another used car. We don’t believe in pressure or other hard-sell tactics, because we want to make sure we give our customers the time they need to make a purchasing decision they’re happy with. That’s why we want you to make sure you feel comfortable doing business with us. We believe you will.