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Buick Marketplace Gets ExxonMobil Speedpass App

2018 Buick Enclave | Bradshaw Automotive | Greer, SC

The process of fueling up is such a drag. It’s inconvenient, time-consuming, and your gas tank always seems to be on the verge of empty when you just want to get home. Thankfully, Buick has come up with a way to make stopping for gas easier and faster than ever. Buick models with access to the Buick Marketplace will be able to download the ExxonMobil Speedpass app, which allows drivers to pay through the convenience of their app.

The ExxonMobil Speedpass app is compatible with over 11,000 Exxon and Mobile gas stations across the United States and lets drivers pay in their vehicle without swiping a card. Drivers can even earn points through the rewards program. In order to use the app, Buick drivers simply have to press the app icon through the interface of their vehicle’s infotainment system, allow the app to detect their location, and then select a pump and payment method. The app will be available free of charge.

The ExxonMobil Speedpass app will make everything from the daily commute to long-distance road trips easier than ever for Buick drivers. This partnership isn’t the only way Buick makes filling up more convenient, however; all recent models come standard with capless gas tanks, too, for quick and easy fueling.

Looking for more ways to increase mileage so you don’t have to stop for gas as frequently? Visit us at Bradshaw Automotive to test-drive one of our efficient new vehicles.

Check Out These 2019 Buick Envision Updates

Customers spoke—and Buick listened. According to Elizabeth Pilibosian, the chief engineer for the Buick Envision, many of the 2019 Buick Envision updates come directly from customer suggestions.

So what can you expect from the 2019 Buick Envision? Here is just a brief preview into this luxury crossover.

  • More power, more efficiency: The Envision’s 2.0-liter engine has grown in terms of performance output, now generating up to 252 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. And with the engine stop/start deactivation switch, saving fuel has never been easier. Buick also offers a new nine-speed automatic transmission for the 2.0-liter engine.
  • Updates to technology: Buick has made many of the Envision’s technologies more effective and efficient. For example, the seat heating system now offers warmth faster while the driver can now seamlessly switch between Adaptive Cruise Control and regular cruise control. The Rear Vision Camera now offers enhanced visibility, and the hands-free microphone offers better call quality.
  • New technologies: Buick has incorporated an in-vehicle air ionizer for fresher cabin air and next-generation wireless charging.
  • Better lighting: The Buick Envision boasts upgraded lighting, including HID headlights, bi-functional LED headlamps, and LED wing signature lights.

Test drive the 2019 Envision when it arrives on our lot at Bradshaw Automotive.

Buick Regal Offers Great Value, Capability, and Advanced Features

2017 Buick Regal | Bradshaw Automotive | Greer, SC

Everyone wants the latest and greatest vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, and oftentimes you can get it at by choosing a vehicle a year or two older than the current model year. More likely than not, recent model years have nearly identical mechanical parts and advanced features but come at a reduced price, so your money goes further. Both the 2016 and 2017 Buick Regals are shining examples of this. These mid-size luxury sedans are just as stylish, graceful, and powerful as the current model year.

The 2017 Buick Regal boasts performance and sophistication. It comes equipped with a 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine that offers 182 horsepower as well as 30 mpg on the highway*. It also has a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety by NHTSA, so you can feel confident and comfortable behind the wheel of the Buick Regal.

The 2016 Buick Regal boasts that same standard engine, fuel efficiency, and many other identical mechanical components and premium features as the 2017 model. For the first time, the 2016 Regal features an advanced IntelliLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® smartphone compatibility.

Visit us at Bradshaw Automotive to see all the Buick Regal sedans we have on offer. Take one for a test drive to experience its luxury, superior performance, and value.

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

2018 Buick Regal GS Makes World Debut

2018 Buick Regal GS at Bradshaw Automotive

2018 Buick Regal GS Makes World Debut

There are some pretty big, pretty cool changes happening for the upcoming 2018 Buick Regal. This mid-size sedan has received a complete makeover. The standard four-door Regal sedan says goodbye, as it’s replaced by a sportier, hatch-styled Regal Sportback and a crossover wagon Regal TourX.

Standing hand-in-hand with the Buick Sportback is the 2018 Buick Regal GS, which makes its world debut this year. It’s a sleek, impressively advanced sport sedan that’s made to combine the best in modern utility and thrilling performance. It’s ok to take the 2018 Buick Regal GS on your daily commute, but it’s also ok to have a little fun with it, too.

The 2018 Buick Regal GS features a new V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and gets paired with a nine-speed transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive. Its sleek, aerodynamic five-door silhouette is as useful as it is stylish. The attractive appearance is enhanced with details like standard 19-inch wheels and a rear spoiler. Standard Brembo brakes round out a powerful performance with extra responsive handling.

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and GS will arrive at dealerships like Bradshaw Automotive late this year. Be sure to check in and take this high-performance Buick out for an unforgettable test drive once it arrives out on our lot.

2018 Buick Enclave Updates and New Features

Buick Enclave updates
The Enclave In Leather

The 2018 Buick Enclave has been fully redesigned for the new model year with fresher looks, new technologies, and a new, luxurious trim level that adds exciting features and accents. If you’re looking for a fun, stylish mid-size crossover, the upcoming 2018 Enclave is perfect for you.

Body Style

The Enclave’s new styling features an all-new grille that adds elegance, combined with dramatic, modern LED winged headlamps and a sculpted body. The Enclave also comes with a convenient new hands-free power liftgate, which lets you pop open your cargo area just by waving your foot.

Interior

The Enclave doesn’t just have great looks, though. Inside, it provides a more refined experience than ever, with welcoming ambient lighting, QuietTuning™ technology to make your ride peaceful, and comfort features like leather-appointed seating and a cabin air ionizer.

New Grille & Badge

Then there’s the Avenir trim of the Enclave, which adds a unique new grille and Avenir badging, along with premium cabin materials and wireless phone charging, a steering wheel accented with real wood, and an 8-inch reconfigurable Driver Information Center.

The new Buick Enclave model won’t hit showrooms until this fall, but you can find out more about it any time by giving us a call at Bradshaw Automotive!

A Vehicle Service Checklist for After the Holidays

MaintenanceDuring the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay on top of vehicle maintenance, but once you’ve had some downtime after New Year’s, it’s important to take your vehicle in for inspection, especially if you traveled to visit relatives during the holidays. Here’s a vehicle service checklist to help you to know where to start.

Battery and Charging System: Cooler temperatures reduce battery capacity, so your battery is more likely to die in the colder months. Check battery connections, the charging system, and the charge of the battery itself.

  • Drive Belts and Hoses: Old engine belts will wear, crack, and snap over time, which could cause incredible amounts of engine damage. Hoses are important, too, for keeping your engine cool with anti-freeze.
  • Tire Pressure: Like batteries, tire pressure is negatively affected by low temperatures. Colder air makes tires lose their pressure faster, so make sure your tires are properly inflated.
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning: The HVAC system is crucial to defrosting and staying warm in the winter.
  • Brakes: Brakes should always be in good working order, especially if you expose your vehicle to slick road conditions or hazardous weather.

Keep up with this vehicle service checklist after the holidays to make sure your car is ready to face the cold temperatures that January and February bring to the table.

Buick Announces New Enclave Sport Touring Edition

2016 Buick Enclave

Already available on the Encore, LaCrosse, Verano, and Regal models, Buick has recently announced that a special Enclave Sport Touring Edition will be offered for the 2017 model year, and we can’t wait to see it at Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, SC.

The 2017 Buick Enclave Sport Touring Edition will come equipped with distinctive 20-inch wheels and a Satin Black Ice grille. Exterior color options for this new model include Ebony Twilight Metallic, White Frost Tricoat, and Crimson Red Metallic. Furthermore, the Enclave Sport Touring Edition will offer 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, tri-zone climate control, and a heated steering wheel, as well as other luxury amenities.

Underneath its hood, the Buick Enclave comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated 288 horsepower. That motor is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission and consumers can pick between front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

According to a Buick press release, 33% of all Enclave sales in 2015 came from returning customers, which was the highest loyalty rate among all current Buick models. If you are looking for the new 2016 Buick Enclave or the 2017 Buick Enclave when it becomes available, stop by Bradshaw Automotive and we will find you the perfect one!