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The Davis Auto Blog has moved!

This is the last post of the Davis Auto Blog to be published at this URL address as we have officially moved our blog to  http://blog.davisgmctrucks.ca.  All previous posts on this blog have been transferred to the new site so nothing is lost.  We’ll see you over at the new address.  Housewarming gifts accepted!

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2013 Buick Encore Revealed at NAIAS!!

Exciting news from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit – Buick has revealed their new small crossover!! Welcome the 2013 Encore to the family!! The Encore will be smaller than most other vehicles in its class, with a 2.66 meter wheelbase, but it packs 1,359 litres of cargo room onto a revised version of the platform used on the current subcompact Chevrolet Sonic. The Encore will also share its powertrain with the Sonic and Chevy Cruze, a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder that cranks out 140 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.

The Encore joins the Verano – this years new addition – to round an already stellar lineup with the Regal, Lacrosse, and Enclave SUV. It will get the same IntelliLink hands free bluetooth system with 17.7 cm LCD screen that is coming to all Buick models for 2012, and will also feature an all-new Active Noise Cancellation system which will make the Encore one of the quietest rides on the road.

” Buick Encore is a great-looking, smart choice for those who want luxury crossover amenities in a more maneuverable and agile vehicle,” said Tony DiSalle, US vice president of Buick Marketing. “It represents a luxury alternative for a new audience of Buick customers, and delivers features and flexibility not typically found in vehicles of its size today.”

The Encore will be hitting dealer lots in early 2013 – enjoy some pictures from the NAIAS for the time being!


Congrats To This Weeks Winners of World Junior Championship Tickets!

We’ve made another draw for World Junior Championship tickets! Each week we will draw 3 names from our ballot box, and those lucky winners get to draw a game from either the Round Robin or Playoff games hosted in Calgary! At the end of December we will be having a grand prize draw where 100 people will be given the chance to “Shoot to Win” tickets to the Gold and Bronze medal games!

This weeks winners are Crystal Martin, Melanie Pocsik and Robert Heintz! Our winners can come in on Monday to draw their games!

Congrats to this weeks winners, and best of luck to everyone the rest of the way!! Remember, any purchase in any department of the dealership gets your name entered, so make sure to come down and get your ballot in!!


Congrats to Davis’ 2011 Best Moustache!!

Duncan's Mo earned him 101 votes

After tallying a week’s worth of votes on our Facebook page we have this years “Winner” of Best ‘Mo at the dealership. With a tight 2 vote margin of victory, our Sales Manager Duncan MacDiarmid has been crowned this years Moustache King!! It took 30 days of hard work, but looks like it has paid off! Nice work D-Mac! We also have to shout out to our runner up, Don Nunweiler who came in a very, very close second with 99 votes. Don shaved his moustache for the first time 38 YEARS  to take part in the competition!

Don's Mo came in a close second with 99 votes

We’d also like to extend a huge thanks to Tim Davis for generously donating $1,000 in Duncan’s name to Movember for winning the contest!

We look forward to participating once again next year and do all we can to raise awareness and change the face of men’s health! For now, enjoy pictures of the rest of our sales team!


Congrats To This Weeks Winners of World Junior Championship Tickets!

We’ve made another draw for World Junior Championship tickets! Each week we will draw 3 names from our ballot box, and those lucky winners get to draw a game from either the Round Robin or Playoff games hosted in Calgary! At the end of December we will be having a grand prize draw where 100 people will be given the chance to “Shoot to Win” tickets to the Gold and Bronze medal games!

This weeks winners are Laurie Sernick, Ryley Burrows, and Christa McRae! Our winners can come in on Monday to draw their games!

Congrats to this weeks winners, and best of luck to everyone the rest of the way!! Remember, any purchase in any department of the dealership gets your name entered, so make sure to come down and get your ballot in!!


Its Time for Winter Tires

Even though we are still bare & dry here in Medicine Hat (how long will this hold up???!!) we figure it is getting to be that time a year again when the roads start becoming a little bit more slippery. One of the most important (and most overlooked) aspects of your cars ability to perform in winter is the proper tires. Did you know that below 7 degrees Celsius, all-season tires see a measurable loss in traction and control? That’s right, at 7 degrees! Most people (myself included) think winter tires are only useful whens its really cold and really icy, but thats not the case. Winter tires have a special compound in the rubber that hardens when the temperature reaches 7 degrees, creating more optimal conditions for your driving.

Featuring a combination of specialized tread designs and compounds to provide effective traction in cold, snowy conditions, winter tires are the safest tires for Canadian winters. Marked with the pictograph of a peaked mountain with a snowflake, this symbol means your tires will meet the specific snow traction performance requirements – designed specifically for cold, snowy, icy and slippery driving. These tires are also designed for improved traction on cold, dry road surfaces.

You can spot an all-season tire by the M+S (Mud + Snow) marking on the sidewall . All-season tires do provide safe all-weather performance. But remember, in severe winter snow conditions, they are not the safest choice.

Good Advice for Canadian Winter Drivers:

  • Install Four Winter Tires.
  • Do not mix tires: differenttread patterns, size, construction can compromise vehicle performance and safety.
  • Check your tires: worn treads have less traction on all surfaces, especially on ice and snow.
  • Monitor tire pressure: in colder weather, the pressure in your tires drops. This affects safety and fuel consumption, so check your tires often.

The performance of your vehicle’s tires is directly related to the temperature outside. As the temperature drops, even the best summer tires will fail to respond road conditions. All-season tires , while designed for all types of weather, will not perform as well in ice and cold.

As a rule, whenever the average outdoor temperature falls below or climbs above 7 degrees Celsius (19.4 degrees F), your tires will be affected. As the temperature drops, non-winter tires loose elasticity and the grip they have on the road. That’s why the best tires to have when the temperature drops are winter tires. Conversely, winter tires will deteriorate faster in hotter temperatures.

If you’re interested in finding what winter tires would work best for you, or if you’d like to just learn a bit more, stop by or drop us a line and one of our tire professionals would be happy to help you find what works best for your specific driving conditions. You can also visit our handy online Tire Store here: http://www.davisgmctrucks.ca/PartsandAccessories/TireStore/tabid/21382/Default.aspx


Congrats To Our Week 3 Winners Of World Junior Championship Tickets!!

Another week gone, another 3 World Junior ticket winners!! Each week we will draw 3 names from our ballot box, and those lucky winners get to draw a game from either the Round Robin or Playoff games hosted in Calgary! At the end of December we will be having a grand prize draw where 100 people will be given the chance to “Shoot to Win” tickets to the Gold and Bronze medal games!

This weeks winners are Barry Hrushka, Glen Presley and Warren Stark! Our winners can come in on Monday to draw their games!

Congrats to this weeks winners, and best of luck to everyone the rest of the way!! Remember, any purchase in any department of the dealership gets your name entered, so make sure to come down and get your ballot in!!