2017 Buick Envision Reviews

The 2017 Buick Envision is a small luxury SUV that has reviewers raving. The latest model brings plenty of new changes, including a few new connectivity and safety technologies. Industry experts tend to agree that the latest Buick Envision is the best yet.

2017 Buick Envision

Safety & Technology

U.S. News & World Report cited the 2017 Buick Envision’s excellent safety ratings and plethora of technology features as reasons for its positive review. The latest model offers available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The new Teen Drive Mode certainly didn’t hurt the small SUV’s ratings either.

Maneuverability & Features

Edmunds was particularly impressed with its maneuverability and number of features. Reviewers agreed that the Envision’s small size made the model easy to drive while the cabin came filled with a plethora of features for an affordable price. Notably, the refined ride and sound-dampening techniques made the cabin as quiet as those of premium luxury SUVs.

Tech-Savvy & Comfortable

Like other reviewers, Car and Driver found that the Buick Envision’s interior was both tech-savvy and comfortable. Active noise cancellation technologies kept things peaceful on the road, even at high speeds. There’s also plenty of room for passengers in the rear seat.

We here at Dan Young GM are happy to see the 2017 Buick Envision earning such positive praise from the experts.

Things to Do in Tipton, Indiana, in Summer

Finding the right way to spend summer comes down to each individual person. Those looking for fun nights and memories need look no further than Tipton. We here at Dan Young GM have a few recommended things to do in Tipton, Indiana, before summer is over!

Tipton, Indiana
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Take the Family Out

Spending time at the dinner table with family is a great way to bond. Tipton restaurants, like Christopher’s Family Dining, help nurture a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests can talk amongst one another. Those looking for a quick bite on-the-go will find the Corner Deli right up their alley.

Visit a Bar

Tipton, Indiana, is home to a social scene similar to that of a large city. Those looking for a quick drink will enjoy a trip to a more casual bar like the Tipton County Lounge on East Jefferson Street. Visitors looking to enjoy everything Tipton has to offer might find their way down to the Ti-On Lounge just a few doors away.

Spend the Night Out

Despite its small size, Tipton has an avid night life scene. Dougbo’s and Railroad Crossing, for example, have a lot to offer those looking for a night on the town. It never hurts to explore other places, like Junction and Railroad Crossing, too!

All-New Transmission Interface Debuts on 2018 GMC Terrain

All-New Transmission Interface

Sometimes it’s the little things that truly take something from good to great — or, in the case of the 2018 GMC Terrain, from great to excellent.

The on-deck GMC Terrain is full of “final touches” that create an altogether refined driving experience, but one of the features our GMC-enthusiasts here at Dan Young are most excited for has to be the all-new transmission interface. Yes, “all-new transmission interface” might sound a little boring at first, but let us explain.

The transmission interface on the 2018 GMC Terrain completely does away with the old-fashioned toggle gear shifter system. Instead, GMC is introducing a simplified toggle-and-button system. That might seem crazy — it is certainly untraditional — but there are more than just a few good reasons for this innovation.

First and foremost, this new transmission interface just looks good. In the place of an awkward shifter jutting up in the middle of your pilot area, there is a simple set of cleanly designed buttons. The overall effect is a more elegant and modernized interior.

Beyond aesthetics, this new redesign frees up a lot of space around the driver for more comfort and accessibility: no shifter, no clutter.

Finally, the all-new transmission interface is just easier to use: toggle to drive, toggle to reverse, push a button to park, go neutral, or enter low gear. It’s as easy as that.

Are you curious to see the new 2018 GMC Terrain? You can catch a glimpse (and maybe a test drive) right here at Dan Young!

3 Simple End-of-Summer Car Care Tips

summer car care tips

Sorry, everyone, but that time is sadly approaching — the final days of sweet, sweet summer. We hope you took full advantage of the fine weather and fun events of the season, but if you did, that means you must have done quite a bit of driving. If that is indeed the case, we have just a few simple end-of-summer car care tips to help you and your vehicle transition into the coming cold with ease.

  1. Empty the trunk

summer car care tipsWhether your cargo area is stuffed with golf clubs, boogie boards, tents, fishing poles, or any other combination of summer-fun gear, chances are all that stuff is weighing you down and adding to your fuel bill. Pack it away nicely and promise it can come back out to play in a few (hopefully short) months.

  1. Check the tires

summer car care tipsAll that driving isn’t easy on the wheels, even if it’s easy on your peace-of-mind. Check that your tires are still street-safe; you can do so easily by inserting a quarter head-first into the tread of your tires. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, your tires probably need to be replaced.

  1. Replace the wiper blades

summer car care tipsBad weather’s a-coming — don’t get stuck in a fall squall without the proper equipment. New wiper blades are inexpensive and can mean a world of difference during harsh driving conditions.

If your car requires any service, in addition to this end-of-summer car care (maybe your tires didn’t pass the quarter test), give Dan Young’s service department a call today — we’re here for you!

Little-Known Driving Tips: Staying Safe on the Road

little-known driving tipsThere are a number of little-known driving tips that could save your life. While cars are becoming safer than ever before thanks to recent innovations in driver assist technologies, there are still important things that drivers need to do to prevent unnecessary accidents. From distracted driving to hazardous road conditions, here are several tips to remember when you’re behind the wheel.

According to Cracked, many experts are now suggesting that you shouldn’t have any part of your car visible in your mirrors. It can be easy to adjust, but many drivers insist on seeing part of their car in their side view mirrors, or they fail to adjust the rearview mirror. Simply angle your side mirrors away from your car until you no longer see parts of your car. This will help to fully eliminate your blind spots in many scenarios.

Pay attention to traffic more than road signs. Drivers tend to get in the habit of driving in daze, which makes it easy to simply speed through yield signs and green lights. Though you may have the right of way, this doesn’t protect you from driver’s that aren’t following the road signs. Always pay more attention to traffic on the road, one simple trick that will help you avoid fender benders. In fact, the Dutch city of Drachten replaced a large portion of their signs with roundabouts free of visual cues, which decreased accidents by 36%. Sometimes there are just too many road signs to follow at once, leading to distractions.

Always have your headlights on. Though most states only require headlights when it’s dark or when it’s raining, studies show that having your headlights on at all times reduces the risk of accident by 32%. That’s because you’re not only more visible, but it also means you can’t forget to put them on. Plus, with more and more automatic headlight systems, it’s not a big deal if you forget to turn them off.

These are just some of the many little known driving tips that we here at Dan Young GM think it could be helpful to know.

New Chevrolet Red Wings Sponsorship: Supporting the NHL

Chevrolet Red Wings SponsorshipThe Chevrolet Red Wings sponsorship has been around since 2015, and it’s now expanding. Chevy was recently named the official vehicle of the Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings. This NHL team is one of the best in the business, attracting fans from around the country every year to see teams battle it out on the ice.

According to Chevy, the new sponsorship will include some changes to the iconic arena. For the 2017-2018 season, the arena will include a special Chevrolet Plaza on the west side of the venue, including giant screens and bowtie symbols throughout. This Plaza will also be used for the many community programs and concerts hosted in the arena. Chevy nameplates will appear throughout the arena, and the new designs are expected to improve viewing experiences.

“We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the Detroit Red Wings and it was an honor for Chevrolet to celebrate the historic final season with the team and the fans at Joe Louis Arena,” said Paul Edwards, US vice-president of Chevrolet Marketing. “We look forward to continuing to support the Red Wings and the revitalization of our hometown, the City of Detroit, as a landmark partner in the new Little Caesars Arena — a perfect complement to our partnership with the Detroit Tigers and presence at Comerica Park.”

Chevy will also now have a larger influence in District Detroit, one of the largest sport and entertainment developments in the country. Stretching a whopping 50 blocks through Detroit is the special district with theaters, various neighborhoods, and three professional sports venues. This location will be used to show more pre- and post-game events thanks to Chevy, including more coverage of the Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, and the Pistons.

We at Dan Young GM couldn’t be happier about the ever-expanding sponsorship work Chevy does.

How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

Chevrolet Certified Service Tire Check - Tipton, INA new set of tires can be a pricey investment, but good tires are an important element to safe and efficient driving. However, tires can last for up to 50,000 miles as long as you take good care of them. Here are several tips on how to make your tires last as long as possible.

Check Them Regularly

You don’t have to do a close inspection, but if you get into the habit of looking each tire over casually when you’re walking by, it will help you stay aware of their conditions. Each time you fill the gas tank, for instance, you can do a quick inspection of each tire to make sure there’s no damage and no apparent issue. If you see anything, swap the tire out for your spare and bring it into Dan Young GM, where we’ll have one of our technicians take a look for you.

Check the Tire Pressure

If a tire’s PSI is very low, you should be able to tell from looking. However, it’s still a good idea to keep a pressure gauge in your glove box so you can check each tire’s pressure every few weeks. Driving on the proper PSI is not only going to make your tires last longer, it’s also going to give you the best fuel efficiency and the best traction.

Be Aware of Load Capacity

Overwhelming your tires with excessive weight they weren’t built to handle is a quick way to cause instant damage. Make sure you know the load capacity of your tires and respect that number.

For any questions about your tires or to have a simple inspection, contact us at Dan Young GM service department today!

Tips for Car Camping in Your Chevy

Spring weather is finally here, and there’s nothing like celebrating its arrival with a little trip into mother nature. Car camping is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air, and it’s even better when you have a great car to accompany you.

Most of the choices in the Chevy lineup at Dan Young GM make for great car camping vehicles, whether you have the nimble Chevrolet Trax crossover, the powerful Silverado pickup, or even the Chevy Sonic hatchback. The most important thing when car camping is a versatile interior with plenty of room for your gear and a capable powertrain. These vehicles have it all.

2018 Chevy Equinox Camping - Tipton, INBefore you leave, pack up your Chevrolet with plenty of water. Most campsites have places where you can refill bottles, but it’s better to be safe and hydrated than sorry and thirsty. You’ll also want to make sure that you pack plenty of food and snacks. Some meals should be something you cook, but some should be accessible without fire, in case you can’t make it happen. Make sure your Chevy is also equipped with a first aid kit, just in case you or a neighbor needs it.

Once you’ve picked your camping spot and set up your tent, you can enjoy all of the outdoor activities that come along with the adventure. It may be tempting to keep everything in your Chevy when you’re not using it, but it’s important to instead hang your food up at night if you’re in an area with bears. Even if your supplies are locked away, a bear can still break your Chevrolet’s windows to get to the food, which is not what you want!

With these tips for car camping and precautions in mind, you’re set to plan your own getaway in your Chevy this spring or summer.  Visit Dan Young GM to find your perfect car camping vehicle today!

GM AutoDrive Challenge Develops Self-Driving Cars

GM recently announced that it would be working with eight major North American universities to compete in the GM AutoDrive Challenge. This autonomous vehicle design competition runs three years, asking competitors to develop and demonstrate a car that drives itself. Unlike previous technologies, this car must be entirely self-driven.

According to GM, the schools competition include Kettering University, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, North Carolina A&T, Texas A&M, University of Toronto, Waterloo, and Virginia Tech. Students will work with systems like sensors, computer platforms, pattern recognition, machine learning, and more. We can’t wait to see what these students come up with over the next three years.

“SAE International is excited to expand our partnership with GM to build the future STEM workforce through the AutoDrive Challenge™,” said Chris Ciuca, a director at SAE International. “Building on our success through programs like Formula SAE, the AutoDrive Challenge™ launches a new platform to engage industry and academia in working towards a common goal of preparing the brightest young minds for the future of autonomous technologies.”

Each research team gets a Chevrolet Bolt EV to test and build on, working to customize software and vehicle components. Staff and students will also be invited to tech workshops over the three years in order to brush up on the latest technologies. At Dan Young GM, we’re excited to see these fully autonomous vehicles in action.

Celebrating Earth Day: Going Green Is Easy

Earth Day - Tipton, INCelebrating Earth Day is a great way to show that you care about the environment. From planting greenery to changing your driving habits, there are some easy ways to be eco-friendly. Started in 1970, Earth Day has since become an international event, celebrated every year on April 22nd. Read on to learn more about ways you can participate.

To begin with, according to wikiHow, one of the best things you can do is simply learn more about the environment. You can read articles to get up to speed on current events such as pollution, water quality, and more. Non-profit organizations and government websites are among the most credible sources, as well as academic articles.

Next, plant trees and other foliage. Greenery reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, and it also provides stability for soil and habitats for many animals. You can visit a local greenhouse or nursery to find trees that will survive best, and you should also consider planting wildflowers or vegetables. A small garden is a great way to help the environment while also saving money on produce.

Finally, you can help to improve air quality by changing your driving habits. Avoid speeding and rapid deceleration, as these can lower fuel economy. You should also have your car regularly serviced to improve performance and reduce emissions. Stop by Dan Young GM for regular repairs and maintenance, both of which can help the environment.