The half-ton pickup market is a competitive segment, especially here in America. Pickup trucks offer a variety of different features, capabilities, and packages to appeal to a broad and diverse audience. GMC is staying one step ahead of competitors with expanded options for the GMC Sierra 1500. The model, due for a 2019 model year release, will offer drivers the options of a carbon fiber truck bed and an off-road trim level.
One of the most anticipated new features to debut on the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is the MultiPro tailgate. This feature keeps cargo more secure by preventing it from shifting, as well as making loading, unloading, accessing it easier. This tailgate will be standard on the SLT and Denali trim levels, which are the models selected by 87% of GMC Sierra 1500 customers.
More tie-downs and 110-volt outlet will also be included with the Sierra 1500’s short box, and in addition to the standard high-strength steel boxes, drivers will be able to select truck beds built from alloy, which has been engineered to be 50% stronger than the Sierra 1500’s current alloy box. Later in the model year, the GMC Sierra 1500 will also offer a CarbonPro box with some panels made from carbon-fiber composite.
For more information about the GMC Sierra 1500 refresh, contact us at Bradshaw Automotive.
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.
Spring is the perfect time of year to get out and explore Greer. And why not explore it with a citywide festival? We at Bradshaw Automotive love going to the Greer Goes Global International Festival, a yearly celebration of our city and all of our cultures.
This is Greer Goes Global’s fifth year as a festival, and it’ll be more exciting than ever before. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14th, you can check it out for yourself. The festival features booths from over 20 countries, each with its own representative from around the Greer area. You can learn about countries from Europe, South America, Africa, and more.
Aside from booths, there are also plenty of international dishes to enjoy. In the past, there have been Greek food trucks, Mexican food trucks, and food samples from other countries.
There is also plenty of entertainment. Multiple arts and crafts activities are available for kids, like crafting masks or getting henna tattoos. Dance and musical performances will give you a taste of entertainment in different countries.
If you love sports, then you’re in luck. There are multiple sports featured that you might never have heard of before, like Kubb, Hurling, and Gaelic Football.
Explore the world without ever leaving Greer at the upcoming Greer Goes Global International Festival.
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.
Chevy has given us a first look at the 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD, and it’s truly something to be excited about. The formidable truck looks beastly and impossibly strong, and its tough silhouette looks intimidating and ready to take on any challenge you place before it. Get ready, Chevy truck lovers, the Silverado Class 4 and Class 5 chassis cab trucks are coming your way.
If the shadowy photograph of the 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD has you chomping at the bit, don’t worry. You don’t have much longer to wait until this all-new truck is unveiled in full. A few weeks ago, Chevrolet announced that the Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD would make their debut at The Work Truck Show 2018, which will take place March 6th through 9th in Indianapolis. The U.S. vice president of GM, Ed Peper, made the following announcement: “The Silverado 4500HD/5500HD trucks are the flagship of our full-line commercial truck portfolio and we’ve designed them to be among the best in the industry in maneuverability, serviceability, visibility, quietness and comfort, diesel fuel economy, and more.” You’re not going to find stronger, more formidable ally anywhere than in the Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD, as they will come with tough Duramax diesel engines alongside Allison transmissions.
We at Bradshaw Automotive are excited for what the new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD are expected to offer. In the meantime, stay tuned for further information on this awe-inspiring truck.
Want to make your car stand out for the Holiday season? Try one of these festive car decorations. They’re all inexpensive, easy to apply, and reusable for years of festive driving. You’ll be sure to bring jolly good spirit with you everywhere you go!
Reindeer Vehicle Costume
This is the classic Holiday-themed car costume. It’s fun, easy to put together, and it’s reusable. All you have to do is apply the reindeer nose (lighted versions are available, too) and the reindeer antlers to turn your car into a festive site each Holiday season.
Santa Window Cling
Santa doesn’t always have to travel via a reindeer-pulled sleigh. With the Santa window cling, you can bring santa with you in the back seat of your Buick from Bradshaw Automotive. If you don’t feel like driving a Santa mobile, other versions are also available, such as a snowman.
Large Wired Red Bow
You may not want to cover up the handsome grille of your Buick, but you may find that a dash of scarlet will actually enhance it during the Holiday season. This large red bow is easy to attach to your grille and can add a welcome dash of warm color to a dreary winter scene.
There are many reasons why the team at Bradshaw Automotive loves calling Greer, South Carolina our home. We love its proximity to gorgeous national forests like Chattahoochee National Forest and Pisgah National Forest, we love its friendly population, and this time of year we really love the Holiday spirit. One thing we always look forward to is the annual Greer Christmas Parade.
Each year, the Greer Christmas Parade chooses a theme for its celebrations. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas at the Movies.” Participants are encouraged to dress as the characters from classic Christmas films like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Home Alone,” “Elf,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
The 1.1-mile parade will start at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Participants such as local clubs, various organizations, and businesses will line up their festive floats. Marching bands, cheerleaders, and beauty queens will help to amp up the Holiday spirit. Bring the whole family and enjoy spotting your favorite, familiar, Christmas movie characters, like Snoopy, Rudolph, and the abominable snowman. The Greer Christmas Parade changes every year, but it always promises to be a new and exciting way to welcome in the Holiday season with family and friends. Get into the spirit of the season this year in Greer.
In just a few short weeks, families all across the country will be climbing into the car to head out on the annual Thanksgiving road trip. If this is what you have planned for your family this year, you will need some Thanksgiving road trip games to keep everyone occupied.
Plan ahead and let everyone pick out a few of their favorite songs to add to a playlist or burned CD before you leave. Then, each person has to sing along to their songs in their own special way—most dramatic, loudest, and so on.
Two truths and a lie.
Each person says three things about themselves, except one of them is a lie. Everyone else has to guess which one is the lie.
This game is good for younger kids. Everyone looks at road signs, license plates, billboards, etc. to find each letter of the alphabet in order.
This game is a good test of everyone’s memory. The first person starts out by saying, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m going to take…” and then they name something that starts with A. The next person says the same thing and then adds to the list with the next letter. If you can’t remember the list, you lose.
If your car is in need of attention before you hit the road, or it is time for something new, come visit us at Bradshaw Automotive.
Now that November is here, winter weather is right around the corner. That means now is the time to prepare before the icy weather arrives, which it will, even here in South Carolina. Here are a few tips for winter car care.
As the days get shorter, you will be using your headlights more often. Make sure all of your exterior lights are working and angled correctly. In addition, if there is snow on your car, brush off your lights before you start driving.
This fluid is immensely important in the winter as it keeps your engine from freezing. Make sure your antifreeze level isn’t low and there are no leaks.
To prevent your fuel lines from freezing or to make sure you don’t run out of gas when stuck on the side of the road, keep your gas tank as full as you can.
On cold, frosty winter mornings, you will want your heater. Make sure it and your air conditioning still work. Your A/C helps keep your windows clear of fog.
Make sure your tires have adequate tread depth. And, if you live in an area that routinely has winter weather below 45 degrees, consider switching to winter tires.
If you need any help with your winter car care, schedule a service appointment here at Bradshaw Automotive.
At Bradshaw Automotive, we love being located in Greer, SC. We’re close to the beach, close to the mountains, and surrounded by nice folks. Plus, there’s always something going on in the area, like the upcoming Oktoberfest Festival in Greer, SC.
The popular annual Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest will be held this year on October 21, 2017. It’s everything that any experienced festival attendee would expect from a solid Oktoberfest—deliciously bubbly German beer, a mouth-watering menu of German foods and desserts, and fun live entertainment. Pick up a beer from Warsteiner, Germany’s largest privately-owned brewery, and then fill up on fresh pretzels, bratwursts, kettle corn, Black forest cake, and much more. With that in mind, be sure to come hungry!
The Greer, SC festival will feature a performance by German oompah bands, but it will also showcase non-German artwork from local artists. You’ll find local vendors selling anything from handmade jewelry to oil paintings and photography. It’s the perfect setting to get an early start on your Christmas shopping and support the local community at the same time.
The Oktoberfest in Greer, SC is sure to be an excellent time as always. Become a sponsor, volunteer, or just head over with friends and family for a fun day of food, art, and plenty of culture.