Monthly Archives: April 2010

Back By Popular Demand – Davis Customs Sierra #2

After the success of the last 2010 Sierra to come from the shop, Davis Customs has rolled out another creation, a little different than last time…. This time around the truck is white in color, and comes with 20″ GM wheels to go along with Pirelli Scorpion rubber, Imposter grille, chrome door handles, chrome mirror backs and 2″ rear lower level to bring the back end down.

You can own the latest Davis Customs Sierra for $32,395. Thats a monthly payment of $525.06, or bi-weekly of $242.79!


Beware Of The Extended Warranty Phone Scam

We have gotten questions from a few concerned customers who have been receiving live and/or automated phone calls regarding the warranty on their vehicle expiring soon, so we thought we better weigh in on the situation and let everyone know that these phone calls are a scam.

 Many consumers are confused by these phone calls because in many cases they have older vehicles that are not eligible for warranties. They are being contacted by a company representative advising that their vehicle warranty will expire in 2 days, the representative then claims the information was provided by the manufacturer that provided the original warranty. Consumers are then offered an extended warranty (usually a 5-year warranty) for approximately $175-$400 and asked to provide a credit card number. If the consumer asks any questions, they are told to contact the “Warranty Center” at a different 1-877 number.

 In some cases an automated call precedes the interaction with a representative, in this case the automated message informs the consumer that their warranty is expiring, and they can purchase a new extended warranty by pressing a number to speak with a live representative.

 The Better Business Bureau of British Columbia has released the names of the companies who are said to be selling the warranties, they are:

–         Canadian Auto Warranty Services

–         National Dealers Warranty

–         The Choice – Gold Key C/O Canadian Auto Warranty Services

–         World Wide Warranties Inc.

 Some tips if you happen to receive a suspicious phone call:

– Refer to your original vehicle documents. Read over your original documentation to see how and where an extended vehicle warranty can be purchased.

 – Start with your car dealer. Consumers interested in extended warranties should contact the dealer where they purchased the vehicle if they want to buy an extended warranty.

 – Be suspicious of low prices. Purchasing an extended warranty can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000. It is a red flag when a five year warranty is sold for only $175

 – Check to see if the warranty provider is licensed. Extended warranty contracts on vehicles are considered to be insurance and are regulated under the Insurance Act. To confirm that the product you are considering is being offered by a licensed insurance company and a properly authorized insurance agent please contact the Financial Institutions Commission at 1-866-206-3030.

 Finally, NEVER give your credit card number or personal information over the phone to an unknown caller. If you are suspicious, take down a name and number and do your research with the tips above, if you think you’re being scammed – report it.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here at Davis Buick GMC and we would be happy to help you out.

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Fun Facts About Speeding Tickets

It’s every driver’s nightmare: flashing blue and red lights in your rearview mirror. Speeding tickets can strike a blow to anyone’s day. While you pull away from the officer with your ticket in hand, you wonder, “Is going 10 or 15 miles per hour over the speed limit that big a deal?” or “How is much is my insurance going to go up now?”

The folks at autoinsurance.org have gathered some facts about speeding tickets in the US, have a look at the graphic for some interesting info….


And They’re Off…

And They're Off

Joe Carbury said it over a thousand times and here we go again in Medicine Hat. The World Professional Chuckwagon Association is bringing the Half Mile of Hell to the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds June 11 – 13th this year.
Shane Cartier
One of the most personable Chuckwagon drivers to ever run on the circuit will be doing his best to take the title this year. Shane Cartier will be running under the Davis GMC Truck Center tarp and he’ll be looking to improve on his most recent standings. Shane is a veteran driver entering his 7th season on the WPCA Pro Tour. He won the Calgary Stampede’s Orville Strandquist award for the top rookie driver in 2007, and is the 2nd highest selling rookie of all time at the Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Canvas Auction. In his rookie season in 2004, Shane was the runner up for at the Badlands Dinosaur Derby and later that season he received the Kenn Borek Most Sportamanlike Driver award at the Battle of the North. A product of the Pony Chuckwagon circuit, Shane ran the circuit for 18 years winning 15 show championships. 2009 saw Shane post 2 top 10 runs with a 3rd place run at the Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede, being his best of the year. Come on out June 11 – 13th and cheer on Shane in the Davis GMC Truck Center Chuckwagon and enjoy a great evening of entertainment watching the WPCA’s Half Mile of Hell!!

Changes For The 2011 Buick LaCrosse

GM recently announced that the 2011 Buick LaCrosse will incur an engine change, as the 3.0L V6 currently offered will be replaced by an Ecotec 2.4L I4 as the base engine for the car. The Ecotec 2.4 with direct injection puts out a respectable 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque with EPA ratings of 19 mpg in the cityand 30 mpg on the highway, and Buick expects approximately 25% of LaCrosse buyers to opt for the 2.4L.

Additionally – 2011 LaCrosse’s with the 3.6L V6 will have the option of adding all-wheel drive. During the 2010 model year, AWD was only available on cars equipped with the 3.0L V6. The 3.6 required a few modifications to be mated to the AWD system, and it looks like GM has listened to consumers and made the necessary changes.

On a side note, US sales figures were just released (still haven’t seen anything from this side of the border) and Buick and GMC dealers reported sales 54% higher than March of last year. Susan Docherty, GM vice president of marketing had this to say

“Our March results show continued progress toward our growth plan. By investing in our brands and remaining disciplined in our approach to the U.S. market, we posted solid results. Our new vehicles, like the Chevrolet Equinox, Buick LaCrosse, GMC Terrain, and Cadillac SRX, are being well-received by customers for many good reasons, including quality, safety, excellent fuel economy, and higher resale values.”

 

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