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

Thats right folks – 3 more winners of World Junior 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 Jack Ward, Clayton Leibel, and Kelly Olechowski! 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!!

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GMC Terrain’s New Collision Alert System

If you’re in the market for a 2012 GMC Terrain, there’s a new option you might find on your build sheet – a single camera collision avoidance system. It is the industry’s first crash avoidance system that exclusively uses a single camera to help drivers avoid front-end and unsignalled lane departure crashes.

Terrain’s new active safety system uses a high-resolution digital camera mounted on the windshield ahead of the rearview mirror that looks for shapes of vehicles and lane markings. The system uses audible warnings and a high-mounted visual display to warn the driver if he or she is following another vehicle too closely, when a collision is imminent, or when departing a lane without signaling first.

Terrain’s warning display contains green “vehicle ahead” and “lanes detected” icons, as well as flashing red “forward collision alert” and amber “lane departure warning” icons that are accompanied by warning chimes. Forward collision alert operates at speeds above 25 mph and warns a driver if they are following too closely or in imminent danger of a front-end crash. When a collision is predicted to be imminent, vehicle brakes are pre-charged to help drivers quickly reach maximum braking.

The forward collision warning software examines each frame captured by the camera – about 14 frames per second – searching for shapes characteristic of vehicles. Detected vehicles are then checked over successive frames for changes in size for calculating time-to-collision. The system also uses speed, directional change, and how the accelerator and brake pedal have been applied to determine when to alert the driver.

In order to operate in varying visibility conditions, the system combines four separate exposures to create each high-resolution image for analysis. This is particularly useful at night when short exposures are needed to get clear images of light sources while long exposures are needed to detect shapes and textures. Night time target recognition is also enhanced by looking for pairs of lights moving together that indicate taillights. The system operates as long as the camera eye is unobstructed, such as by snow or mud.

In addition to searching for other vehicles, the image processor also looks for lane markings to provide lane departure alerts. Available at speeds above 35 mph, the lane departure warning icon shines green when lane markings are detected to indicate the system is active. If the vehicle drifts out of the lane without a turn signal, the lamp switches to flashing amber and is augmented by warning beeps.

 


GMC Sierra 3500 Wins ‘Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker’ at Pickuptrucks.com

Pickuptrucks.com has once again held a competition pitting the Big 3 automakers against eachother in a test to see who comes out on top. This particular test, aptly named ‘Heavy Duty Hurt Locker’ had one-ton dual rear wheel pickups complete a 2,200 mile journey across 4 states through 2 of the most gruelling mountain climbs in North America. The trucks pulled gooseneck trailers weighing nearly 10 tons through the journey (meaning a commercial drivers license was required!) and were evaluated on their fuel economy, power, acceleration and braking. Trucks were also measured on closed courses, going full throttle with and without trailers, to measure their performance at 100% power capability.

The trucks all fared well and had their own pro’s and con’s in each test, but in the end the award was given to the GMC Sierra 3500, with the writers stating:

The GMC Sierra 3500 is our choice for the Best Overall Heavy-Duty Truck in the Hurt Locker test. Its performance continues to affirm what we’ve seen from previous 2011-12 GM HD pickups. Their chassis and on-road performance should be in the crosshairs of Ram and Ford.

The GMC Sierra led with best-in-class performance, with wins in almost every test we put the trucks through.

The Sierra was the most comfortable rig over our long days. It was also the quickest for the driver to get comfortable with the trailer and load.

So there you have it folks – head over to pickuptrucks.com for the full (and extremely in-depth) rundown. Come in and see us if you’d like to give the Sierra 3500 a test of your own!

 


Our SmartPhone app is ready!!

How would you like to easily connect with us from the palm of your hand? Now you can! You can download our smartphone app and get to ability to book a service appointment, browse our new & used vehicle inventory, call GM roadside assistance, check out local gas prices, get directions to our dealership, or get in touch with any department at the dealership! Search “Davis GMC” in the App Store, or follow the links below for your preferred mobile device:

iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/davis-gmc-buick-dealerapp/id452725803?mt=8

Blackberry: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/52346?lang=en

Android: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.davisgmcbuick.dealerapp&feature=search_result   


Stampede Breakfast – This Saturday @ 7:00 AM

YEEEE-HAWW. It’s that time of year again folks – Wranglers, cowboy boots and Stetsons – Stampede! This Saturday we will once again be hosting a pancake breakfast at the dealership. Our staff will be taking turn flipping flapjacks, and Mike’s Meats will be providing sausages from 7:00-10:00 am. It’s a great way to start Stampede Week, we’ll have live entertainment and a clown, so bring the whole family, enjoy a great breakfast, and kick off an exciting week in Medicine Hat!

 


The Biggest, Baddest Davis Customs Sierra

Well folks, here we have another Davis Customs creation to unveil – and this one is, in my opinion, the best one yet. We decided to go with a big, mean offroading machine this time around, and have a look for yourself at what the end result was! We started with a Fire Red 2011 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 Crew Cab 4×4, added a 2″ lift to get over that really rough terrain, and flat black 20″ wheels wrapped in 305(!!)/50/R20 Cooper Zeon LTZ rubber – that combination gives the truck an aggressive stance that shows it means business! And to get all that meat around in good time, we selected a truck with the optional 6.2L V8, which cranks out 403 HP!

But no, we didn’t stop there. When you’re riding in a truck like this, you’re going to want to be comfortable, so we ordered custom Katzkin black leather interior with red stitching and seat warmers. Let me tell you, this leather is unbelievable! And the red stitching really sets off the whole red/flat black look the truck has. Take a look at the pictures, and come down to see the truck in person, but hurry in cuz it won’t last!

 

 

 


Getting to Know the GMC Terrain

 

The GMC Terrain began life in 2010 as a cross-over SUV designed to replace the outgoing Pontiac Torrent. The Terrain shares its Theta architecture with is sibling, the Chevrolet Equinox, but the two have drastically different styling in a move to differentiate the two brands more than they have in the past.

Power is provided by your choice of a 2.4L 4 cylinder, or 3.0L DOHC direct injected V6, with both engines mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L comes with 182 hp and 172 lb. ft. of torque, compared with the V6’s capabilities at 264 hp and 222 lb. ft. of torque – fuel mileage is spectacular on both engines, with a combined rating of 36 mpg from the 2.4L and 27 mpg from its big brother the 3.0L. You also have the option of FWD and AWD in each sub model, consiting of SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, and the range topping SLT-2. Every model comes standard with a rear backup camera, Stabilitrak electronic stability control, GM oil life monitor, 4 wheel disc brakes, 6 airbags, and ambient interior lighting. There are also some very popular options available including a Pioneer 8-speaker stereo, sunroof, programmable power liftgate, and dual rear DVD screens. One of the most popular features, which comes standard on every Terrain, is the Multi-Flex rear seat. This gives the rear 60/40 split bench seat the ability to slide nearly 8 inches front and back, as well as a 3-position recline.

As with every GM vehicle, the Terrain comes standard with OnStar, and you receive a free 6-month trial of the OnStar Directions and Connections package with Turn-by-Turn Navigation when you purchase a Terrain.

Not only does the Terrain have excellent performance, efficiency, and a ton of fun features to choose from – it is also extremely affordable. The starting price for a basic Terrain SLE-1 FWD is just south of $28,000, but even better yet are the financing options, with 0%, 0.9%, 1.9% and 2.9% options available depending how long you choose to finance.

Come in today and enjoy the Terrain for yourself – you need to get behind the wheel to really experience all it has to offer.