The kids will be heading back to school before you know it, so it’s important to be properly prepared. Whether your child is walking, biking, or riding in the car, these back to school safety tips can help ensure they arrive at school without a scratch on them.
Students walking to school should stay on the sidewalk whenever possible. If a sidewalk isn’t an option, walk on the side of the street towards oncoming traffic. Parents would do well to walk to school with their children to ensure they know the safest way and take proper precautions. Older walkers should keep their eyes on what’s in front of them, not on a smartphone device.
Biking is an efficient way to get exercise while heading to school. Bikers should wear a helmet at all times. Watch for cars and make sure to use proper hand signals when turning. Wearing bright clothing can make it easier for drivers to see bike riders on foggy and dark mornings.
Parents driving their kids to school have a few safety precautions to take as well. Make sure all passengers have their seatbelts fastened. Obey the laws of the road. Do not pass buses that are picking up students. Leave enough space for students to safely board.
If you need a new ride for the school carpool, or if you have a child old enough to drive themselves, contact the team here at Bob Ross Buick GMC to learn more about our inventory.
The GMC Yukon brings spacious utility and capable toughness to the full-size SUV segment, but drivers can get a little extra out of the Yukon for the 2019 model year. The two new GMC Yukon Graphite Editions offer owners stylish appearance upgrades and performance tweaks, depending on whether they choose the standard Graphite Edition or the Graphite Performance Edition
The Yukon Graphite Edition features a sleek, dark look to the exterior, with add-ons such as a black chrome grille mesh insert, black chrome fog lamp surrounds, black roof rails and assist steps, and other black accents, as well as 22-inch bright machined wheels.
For the more performance-minded driver, the Graphite Performance Edition takes all of the above and adds an upgraded 6.2-liter V8 engine. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, as well as Magnetic Ride Control, gloss-black wheels, a trailer brake controller, active noise cancellation, and enhanced tech and connectivity in the interior.
The GMC Yukon already has a reputation for its upscale style and amenities, and senior marketing manager for GMC Trucks and Full-Size SUVs Stu Pierce is confident the new editions will “[build] on the commanding road presence and inherent capabilities of the Yukon.” The 2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Editions will be available in the U.S. sometime this summer. Contact the team at Bob Ross Buick GMC for more information about these special vehicles.
Every year, many of us spend hours upon hours in our vehicles driving. We drive the daily commute to work, drive our kids to school, and set out on long trips to visit family. Since driving is such a central part of our lives, we should do everything we can to continue improving our driving habits to become smarter, safer drivers. In an age where we use our smartphones to track fitness habits, monitor our health, and log our sleeping patterns, we should also be using smartphones to understand our driving habits and improve them. Luckily, the myBuick app allows us to do just that.
The myBuick app seamlessly integrates Buick Smart Driver services and information into one convenient spot. Through communicating with your Buick vehicle (a 2015 model year or newer), the myBuick app presents the following information that can help you improve your driving habits: high-speed driving habits, hard braking and hard acceleration events, how often you drive late at nights, average mpg and mph, total miles driven, and an overall Smart Driver score. By evaluating this information on a consistent basis, you can follow the app’s tips on how to become a smarter driver and improve your habits over time.
For more information about what models are equipped with myBuick capability, contact the team here are Bob Ross Buick GMC.
You’ll Find Everything You Need On This List
There’s nothing more American than taking a long drive through your region or across the country, and a new Buick or GMC will make that trip all the more enjoyable. Before you hit the road on your next adventure, be sure to pack some of these road trip essentials. From the basics to some luxuries, you’ll find everything you need on this list.
According to REI Co-Op, you should pack plenty of healthy snacks. A small cooler with a drainage port is great for keeping supplies cool, and you can also carry a Leatherman or other knife to help you slice fresh food on the go. Bring veggies, fruit, and plenty of water, and be sure to have napkins and hand sanitizer to use before you eat. Healthy food and drink will keep you alert and refreshed on the go.
Be prepared to take small, unexpected adventures, and don’t rule anything out. One of the perks of road trips is that you can stumble across virtually anything. Bring gear for climbing, skiing, biking, and hiking (depending on where you’re headed), as well as a blanket to stretch out on.
If you have a roomy vehicle like the GMC Yukon or Yukon XL, you may even want to camp in your SUV. Bring a sleeping pad for below your sleeping bag for added comfort, a solar inflatable lantern (the fewer breakable things the better) and a spare duffel for added storage.
If you want to find the perfect vehicle for your road trip adventures, or make sure your current ride is up to the task, come visit the team at Bob Ross Buick GMC.
Now that spring is blooming here in Ohio, it is time to freshen up your life. While many of us choose to do some spring cleaning in our houses, you don’t want to forget your car. Here are a few tips on how to spring clean your car.
Clean your vents
You can see all the dust gathering in your air vents, but how do you reach it? Use foam art brushes to squeeze through the gaps and brush away all the dirt and dust.
Shine your hubcaps.
After this long winter, your hubcaps are probably covered in grime and scratches. Use bleach powder mixed with some water to buff your hubcaps back to their like-new appearance.
Defog your headlights.
Over time, the plastic coverings on your headlights can start to appear foggy. Rub toothpaste all over them, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and clean it off with water.
Clean your seats.
If you have cloth upholstery, use an upholstery cleaner to tackle any ground in stains. In addition, if your furry friends every takes a ride with you, they likely leave some hair behind. To get it off of your seats, mist your seats with water and use a squeegee to collect the hairs.
If your car needs a little bit more help to make it through spring, come see the service specialists at Bob Ross Buick GMC.
Buick is putting customer satisfaction at the top of its “must have” list for the 2019 model year, and this couldn’t be more obvious than in the 2019 Buick Envision updates. The crossover’s newly refined style, performance improvements, and technology tweaks all reflect suggestions that current Envisions have made.
For the 2019 model year, the Envision has a redesigned front and rear end, a new signature girl, and new wheel options. The premium American carmaker has focused on offering quality and safety in particular.
“Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers,” said Elizabeth Pilibosian, Envision chief manager. “Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.”
The 2019 also received a number of performance and technology updates, including an additional bit of pep from the 2.0-liter turbo engine, which now boasts 252 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and an engine stop/start deactivation switch, which is a Buick first in North America. It also has a new nine-speed automatic transmission, which comes on the 2.0-liter turbo models; the ability to switch between Adaptive Cruise Control and regular Cruise Control; wireless phone charging; and more.
We can’t wait to see this vehicle on the Bob Ross Buick GMC lot!