Archive for December, 2013

It’s Time To Service Your Vehicle and Chevy Explains Why

Here at Rogers Auto Group, we know it is important to get the most value of your next vehicle investment.  Choosing a new or used car and purchasing one can be a big decision that can have an impact on your life every day and on top of that, we’re sure you want the driving experience to be free of frustration and problems.  That’s why one of the best things you can do is to keep up with your routine service schedule.

In an effort build awareness of this fact, Chevy released a new video on its YouTube channel today that explains the value of routine service in a pretty unique way.  Just how unique, you ask?  Don’t let us spoil the surprise.  Instead, just take a peek at the video below.

Find it as enjoyable as we did? Or, maybe you’re finally realizing it’s time to relieve your car of its automotive allergies? Either way, Rogers Auto Group — located at 2720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL — would like to hear from you. Leave us a comment below, or if you’re interested in reaching our service department, simply dial 877-644-4370.

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Buick Thinking about New Range-Topping Model?

One trend that automakers are noticing becoming more popular are the rise of popularity for hatchbacks and wagon models. Buick and General Motors are among those who have noticed, and intends to meet those desires by giving us more options in the future. It’s a prospect that has all of us at Rogers Auto Group excited for the potential possibilities, and we expect there will be many other drivers that will be excited as well.

In a recent taslk at a media gathering with journalists, GM President Mark Reuss discussed the five-door option as they look to offer more flexibility among all of their brands. For Buick, Reuss specifically mentioned a model that would sit above all the other in the range of new Buick models, and one that is meant to be a stunner with looks and specifications. The boss even went on to stay that, he believes it will match the very high-end design and appearance of some of the other premium automakers out there.

Of course, if we had to guess, we think it’s possible Reuss is referring to the Riviera concepts. It makes sense as Buick recently debuted the very stylish and modern edition of the vehicle in April 2013 at the Shanghai Motor Show. Should the final product look anything like that concept, it’s definitely going to be a popular model in Chicago, IL.

We’re just excited to see a wider variety of other kinds of vehicles like hatches and wagons are being considered to go alongside the likes of the Verano and Enclave, and hope to see  more news about potential new Buick models in the future.

In the meantime, make sure to stop by and see the current crop of excellent vehicles we have in our showroom.  Our team will be more than happy to help and walk you through each model, answer any questions you might have, and arrange test drives.

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Driving Etiquette

Found this article on Chevrolet.com and felt it was worth sharing! I can speak from personal experience when I say that road rage isn’t necessarily caused by a lack of restraint of my emotions, but rather a reaction to people who cut you off and go 15 mph below the speed limit, stop suddenly and for no apparent reason, or simply drive carelessly or recklessly around you. So i ask myself, and encourage others to do the same.. how is your driving etiquette?

Ideally, the road is a considerate, friendly place—drivers happily allowing each other to merge on a crowded highway, making room for cars to take that left turn in the middle of a long line of traffic and yielding to pedestrians when they’re trying to cross the street. Sounds a little too perfect, right?

Putting our dreams aside, considerate drivers are the unicorns of the travel world (except for you, obviously, for you are the ultimate master of the road and everyone else should have their licenses revoked). Even so, say you wanted to brush-up on your standard driving etiquette—not that you need it, of course. Here are a few ways to mind your manners on the road.

1. Let people merge.

The amount of time it costs you to let someone merge in front of you on the highway is probably no more than five seconds. Don’t tell me you’ve never spent 20 minutes circling a parking lot to find “the perfect spot.” You can spare the five seconds. And spare it you shall. Those five seconds will make your fellow driver’s journey less stressful, which will make conditions on the road for everyone around you much safer.

2. Remember: The left lane is for passing!

While you may not be in a hurry, there are likely drivers on the road who need to get where they’re going as soon as possible. And it’s basically a proven fact that one of the most annoying types of drivers is the slow poke gumming up the works in the left lane. If you’re less living life in the fast lane and more of a slow rider, keep in mind that not everyone else is in enjoyment mode—some are getting down to business, trying to get to where they’re going. It’s Driver’s Ed 101, though you may have forgotten: The left lane is the passing lane. So keep in the right lane unless you’re passing, and the people who gotta do what they gotta do will appreciate you for it.

3. Yield to pedestrians.

Look, this isn’t a romantic comedy. Accidents happen, and they will most likely not result in the star-crossed meeting with the love of your life. You’re more likely to find yourselves in front of a judge. Even when pedestrians are totally taking advantage of that stop sign you’re stuck at, they still have the right of way. Walkers and drivers can coexist wherever there’s mutual respect. Acknowledge them with eye contact or a wave, and you’ll be on your way before you can say, “My lawyer will get in touch.”

4. Be extra mindful of your driving when you have a passenger in the car.

Whether you’re just joking around or being plain irresponsible, no one wants to ride shotgun with someone who makes them feel unsafe. (Speaking of safety, did you know that the Chevy Cruze was the first car in its class with 10 standard air bags, and even today, no car in its class offers more*?) My dad has a slew of optical illusions up his sleeve that make driving with him feel like you’re starring in a Final Destination movie, so I feel like I’m an expert on this one. When you’re the driver, your passenger’s life (or your backseater’s life) is in your hands. No fast, sharp turns, no speeding, no cutting people off. Take care of your passengers—they may not say so, but they’ll certainly appreciate you for it.

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Stephanie Georgopulos is an editor at Thought Catalog. Her work has been featured on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Awl, Gizmodo, The Next Web, Refinery 29 and elsewhere. Email her at Stephanie@thoughtcatalog.com. See original article at http://www.chevrolet.com/culture/article/rules-for-driving.html

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