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Wards 10 Best Interiors Includes 2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5

While you may love how your car looks on the outside, it’s the inside that matters the most. Recently, the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 was included as one of Wards 10 Best Interiors for 2016. As a brand new model to the Cadillac line-up, this shows great things to come!

WardsAuto editors were impressed with the XT5’s “first-rate materials” along with its advanced technology. Cadillac implemented a whole-new design for the XT5, which incorporates authentic, high-end materials, decorative trims. This is best exemplified on the XT5 Platinum Edition.

To be included in this list, vehicle interiors have to be all-new or significantly redesigned. The 10 winners, including the XT5, were chosen from a total of 47 interiors. WardsAuto editors spend two months evaluating all the designs. Each vehicle is judged based on its design harmony, aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, value, comfort, fit-and-finish, and user-friendliness of the technology.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 heads into production this month and for most dealers will go on sale later this year.

Here at Bradshaw Automotive we have already received our shipment of the 2017 Cadillac XT5, so stop in to experience the all-new XT5 for yourself and see what makes its interior so noteworthy.

3 Reasons to Drive to Your Summer Getaway Instead of Fly

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

If you’re planning on traveling this summer, it’s likely you’re considering catching a plane to your warm-weather destination of choice. But why not drive instead? Driving to a summer getaway has just as many benefits as flying, if not more! Here are a few reasons why you should drive instead of fly.


Staring out of the window of a commercial airliner can be gratifying, but it can’t make you feel as if you’re part of the scene. It’s like the difference between seeing something in person and seeing something on TV. Driving allows you to experience your surroundings in a visceral way. Plus, if you see something pretty, you can stop and gawk all you want.


Commercial airliners fly at around 500 mph. Even if you’re a lead foot, your top speeds in a car are significantly less than 1/5 of that. Flying saves time, right? Well, when you add safety screenings and everything else that comes with flying—like parking a half-mile away, waiting for the shuttle, taking the shuttle, waiting for the shuttle to pick others, etc.—flying is awfully time-consuming. And stressful!

Despite all of that, flying will still probably beat driving when it comes to the quantity of time. What about the quality of time? Flying just really can’t compete with driving when it comes to fun.


Even if you’re not a particularly claustrophobic person, sitting for hours inside of an airliner can really rob you of any sense of space. Not to mention, airline seats are actually getting smaller. According to the USA Today, seats on some carriers have shrunk as much as three inches! With this decrease in personal space, driving in a car is just that much more appealing.

If you prefer to drive instead of fly, stop by Bradshaw Automotive today to pick out the perfect car to travel in!

Could Keeping Gym Essentials in Your Car Work For You?

Working Out

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year is to hit the gym this year, we have one big recommendation for you: keep your gym essentials in your car. Many active, gym-goers find that getting ready to go is half the problem.

When your belongings are already stashed in the vehicle and ready to go, there’s almost no excuse not to get up and leave. And if you have enough equipment prepared – you can conduct an impromptu visit to the gym!

There’s no need to keep an entire separate gym bag in your car, but if you can keep as much as a change of clothes and sneakers in your vehicle, you can be ready at a moment’s notice.

Plus – shouldn’t you have a water bottle, a clean towel or two, and some healthy snacks ready in your in case of emergencies anyway?  So whether you head to the gym or you end up on the side of the road, you are prepared!

Whatever you do, don’t forget to take your smelly gym laundry out of the car when you get back home! Hopefully this helpful trick will help you to reach you New Year’s Resolution this year!  For more tips and tricks, visit us at Bradshaw Automotive.

New GM Safety Technologies Get New Testing Ground

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

Unlike consumers, automakers often don’t have instruction manuals when it comes to figuring out their new technologies. Instead, they have to rely on their own innovative thinking. When an automaker is developing advanced safety features, like General Motors, then you need plenty of room and resources to ensure everything works perfectly.

To ensure that GM safety technology is the best, the American carmaker has made a $14 million investment on a new 52-acre research facility. In this facility, they will test their new, cool safety gadgets. The new testing ground is an addition to GM’s Milford Proving Ground. This testing ground will provide plenty of space and resources to significantly change the way safety technology is tested.

An observation building is outfitted with technology allowing engineers to remotely control vehicles as they maneuver around a 16-acre testing area, allowing GM engineers to basically turn real cars into the remote-controlled toys of your childhood dreams. There is also a tunnel simulator and areas designated to test parking and pedestrian technologies.

The new GM safety technologies that will be tested at the new GM testing grounds include automated braking and pedestrian recognition. Tell us at Bradshaw Automotive what you think of GM’s new investment in the testing of safety technologies below in the comments!

Things You Should Keep in Your Car in Summer


If your car breaks down in the summer, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar area, you’ll want to have a car that’s stocked with essentials. Here are some items you should always keep in your car.

1: Food and water! Keeping some snack bars in your glove compartment and a case of water in the trunk could save you while you’re waiting hours for a tow truck to find you, especially on a hot day.

2: A quart of oil. Most people don’t check their oil as often as they should, and if your oil starts to get low when you’re in the middle of a long drive or you start having car troubles, having a quart in the backseat can save you from a disaster.

3: A cell phone charger if your car supports it. Today a cell phone can get you out of just about any situation—you can even make emergency calls when you’re out of range. If you break down, you will want your cell phone.

That’s just a few of the things you should keep in your car during the summer. Check your fluids and drive safe, and hopefully you’ll avoid a breakdown!  Tell us at Bradshaw Automotive what other things you think we should keep in our cars as well in the comments below!

Prepare to See Cadillac Advertisements during the Oscars

OscarsWhat better place to put on a dazzling performance than during the Oscars? That is Cadillac’s plan, anyway.

The automaker signed a five-year deal about two years ago to be the Academy Awards’ exclusive automotive sponsor. This time around, Cadillac “will introduce its new brand identity, tag line and advertising campaign,” according to GM Authority. It’s a good time to do it too because many people still like to watch the Oscars live. This means they will be much more likely to see the Cadillac advertisements as opposed to recording the show and skipping through the commercials.

The brand sees airing Cadillac advertisements during the Oscars as a real opportunity to attract new customers. Chief Marketing Officer Uwe Ellinghaus said the “people that are interested in Hollywood and everything that the lifestyle Hollywood stands for” might find that they like Cadillac as a brand.

The 87th Oscars will air on February 22nd on ABC, and we at Bradshaw Chevrolet Cadillac will be watching. The Cadillac spots to air will ramp up interest for the upcoming New York International Auto Show where Cadillac will present a brand-new display for the new CT6.

Three Reasons Why You Should Buy General Motors

Over the past couple years, General Motors has been taking some heat when it comes to their reputation. As Mary Barra has taken the helm of this automotive group, though, it appears that its brands are shaping up. Here is why you should buy General Motors vehicles, in three easy bullets:

  • Plenty of options to choose from. In the General Motors lineup, variety is key. Whether you are looking for a dependable pickup truck—enter the Chevrolet Silverado—or a fuel-efficient subcompact, the options are endless. General Motors even offers a variety of luxury, from the entry-level brands to the more premium models you would see in the Buick or Cadillac lineup. There is really no reason why you can’t find what you are looking for in the
  • Top-notch technology. When it comes to technology, General Motors is where to look. In the Buick brand, technology has become such a focal point that the American carmaker has recently announced that they will be offering WiFi hotspots in select 2015 models, making it easier to stay connected than ever before. Whether its technology that will help you stream music or the kind that will keep you from stopping at the gas pump frequently, GM has plenty of innovative ideas.
  • Still award-winning, despite recall difficulties. Regardless of the brand under GM’s name, you are going to find a variety of awards. Whether they are safety awards from institutions like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or awards based on overall performance, like those from J.D. Power and Associates, General Motors’ trophy shelves are lined with them, and for good reason, too. While the company is getting a lot of flack for numerous recalls, many of its newer models offer superior quality for a low price, making it an easy decision to buy.

With top-notch technology and terrific options, there’s nothing barring you from buying a General Motors’ vehicle. Make sure to stop in to Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today and see what options are available to you!

Do You Know the Best Month to Buy a New Car?

If you had to guess, when would you say is the best month to buy a new car? If you said December, you’re not alone. However, according to new data published by TrueCar.com, August reports the lowest average car prices of the year.

The study calculated the average price per transaction per month for the past five years. During August, new cars sold for an average of $29,296, while December defied popular belief with the highest average of the year at $31,146.

TrueCar.com attributes August’s lower prices to the exchange of older inventory for the new models which often debut around this time.

2015 Chevy Tahoe
August is the best time to buy a new car, like the 2015 Chevy Tahoe!

“This is a great example of the power of data, which shows dealers are clearing out older inventory in August,” said Scott Painter, TrueCar founder and CEO.

With only a few days left in August, the only other question we have for you is this: Why aren’t you on your way to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac yet? Bradshaw offers plenty of new 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars for Upstate South Carolina buyers! We’ll see you soon!

GM Supports Heatstroke Prevention

This week, General Motors has teamed up with the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation to promote “National Heatstroke Awareness Day.”

The awareness day, which takes place on Wednesday, July 31st, is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide “Never Leave Your Child in a Car” campaign created to spread information on the perils of leaving children unattended in vehicles on hot days. In keeping with its high regard for driver and passenger safety both on and off the road, GM has donated $200,000 to the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation to support the campaign.

According to the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 37 children dies each year from heatstroke.

“Even one death is too many, so we are grateful to have support from the GM Foundation to raise awareness about heatstroke prevention,” said Kate Carr, CEO of the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation.

For more information on summer safety and heatstroke prevention, visit the Safe Kids Worldwide Foundation online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac fully support’s GM’s efforts to protect children from heatstroke, and encourages everyone to be wary of children left in cars on hot days. To stay up-to-date on other General Motors charity and safety news, plus dealership updates from Bradshaw Automotive, follow us on Google+! You can also visit our website to view our great selection of GM cars in Upstate South Carolina!

Chevrolet Cars Named Best in Initial Quality

This week, five Chevrolet cars were named segment winners for the annual J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, making Chevrolet the automaker with the most cars at the top of their sections in the study.

The J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study examines the average number of problems per car that users experience in the first 90 days following the purchase of a vehicle. According to J.D. Power, a majority of the problems experienced in this time frame relate to a vehicle’s design and technology; for example, users could find a navigation system or safety technology confusing or difficult to use. The study is designed to award the cars with the most user-friendly technologies for each vehicle class and to provide feedback to the automobile industry.

All-New Chevrolet Avalanche

This year, five 2013 Chevrolet vehicles were named for having the least reported problems in their segments: the Avalanche (Large Light-Duty Pickup), Camaro (Midsize Sporty Car), Impala (Large Car), Silverado HD (Large Heavy Duty Pickup) and Tahoe (Large CUV). The Cadillac Escalade was also names the top Premium CUV, beating out the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the new Buick Encore and GMC Sierra 1500 each topped its respective category.

The volume of GM cars include in the Initial Quality Report demonstrates the automaker’s devotion to reliable, user-friendly cars. For more information about the report, visit J.D. Power and Associates online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to announce yet another achievement for GM vehicles. For more information about new Chevrolet cars in Upstate SC, including the 2013 Camaro and the all new 2014 Impala and Malibu, contact Bradshaw at (864) 416-7397 or visit our dealership online. We also boast an expert finance department to help you find the vehicle you’re looking for at the right price!