4 Most Anticipated Buicks of 2017 and Beyond

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Buick is one of the most celebrated names in American motoring history, so car aficionados around the world always highly anticipate new additions to its fleet. Here are just some of the new Buicks these motoring enthusiasts want to drive in 2017 and beyond.

2017 Buick LaCrosse: Redesigned Luxury Sedan

The LaCrosse has received a total, and some might say overdue, overhaul for 2017. It’s fitted with GM’s next-generation 3.6-liter, V6 engine, a powerful motor that boasts 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque. (more…)

Fuel Efficient Buicks for Fort Worth

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Even when a gallon of gas doesn’t cost more than a gallon of milk, fuel efficiency is becoming an important feature for car owners who like to do what they can to save the environment and who want to future-proof their wallets against the next time fuel prices spike upwards. A good fuel efficiency also means you can go farther between pit stops, a nice feature for Fort Worth residents who feel like enjoying the 675,000 miles of roads in Texas. Here are a few Buick vehicles that won’t make you dread visiting the gas station.

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Get Luxury and Comfort in the 2016 Buick Verano

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Image via Flickr by AutoWeek USA

The 2016 Buick Verano has been ranked one of the most reliant compact cars, making driving around the cramped cityscape of Fort Worth, Texas, easier than ever. If you’re planning a trip to nearby Dallas, you can expect not only a comfortable ride, but a smooth and quiet one, too.

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Not only will you have the benefit of a tranquil ride in this car, but you also get the choice of a Premium Turbo model that comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine for faster acceleration and with the estimated miles per gallon only going down to 21 for city and 30 on the highway. (more…)

Are Charging Stations Going the Way of AirBnB?

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Image via Flickr by lynn dombrowski

For electric car owners, charging stations are hard to come by, especially if you aren’t located in a city. When electric car owners are at home and using their cars to commute to and from work, they enjoy a cost-effective commute that doesn’t pollute the environment. However, when these owners want to travel long distances, they face new concerns about how and where they can charge their cars.

Many city governments, turnpike plazas, and public malls have made public charging stations available for owners of electric cars. Unfortunately, there are not many available at each location. To use them for a long road trip, owners need to figure out in advance where they need to stop and be able to wait at that location while the car charges. This can be seen as an inconvenience and may be why fewer people own electric car models than expected. (more…)

Go Everywhere in the GMC Terrain

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Image via Flickr by Lord of the Wings

If you want an SUV that can hit the ground running, as well as provide ample space for cargo and passengers, there’s no better choice than the GMC Terrain. This five-seat crossover features stylish exterior looks, and an interior that’s sure to please the biggest audiophile or tech geek. The next time you’re rolling around Cleburne, Texas, the GMC Terrain will turn heads and make you feel like a million bucks. Here’s a glimpse at all the GMC Terrain has to offer. (more…)

Don’t Do This to Your Dual-Clutch Transmission

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Image via Flickr by HighTechDad

With its rising popularity, more cars are built with a dual-clutch transmission (or DCT) than ever before. Driver’s just can’t get enough of the smooth shifts and quick acceleration made possible by the DCT. Along with the many advantages of a dual-clutch transmission come the pitfalls if it’s mishandled. Dual-clutch transmissions are unique beasts and deserve special treatment. Here’s how a dual-clutch transmission works and some things that you should never do. (more…)

How Air Suspension Systems Work

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Image via Flickr by AresAuburn

In the past, air suspension systems were almost entirely reserved for big rigs, performance cars, motorcycles, and ATVs. Today, they’re appearing on some of the most popular commuter cars on the road. An alternative to traditional metal coils, air suspension systems are redefining the idea of a smooth ride, while also giving drivers a higher level of handling and safety. So, just how do these systems work? Here’s a guide to all the ins and outs of air suspension systems. (more…)

Mix Sport and Cruising in the Buick Encore Sport Touring

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Image via Flickr by 2011 BUICK REGAL

Buick is reinventing itself, shrugging off its traditional image as a cushy, old-fashioned carmaker. The new Buick is bright, modern, and nimble. Nothing embodies this idea better than the Encore. It’s not your grandfather’s Buick. The Encore is a compact sports utility vehicle built to provide a combination of capability, visibility, comfort, performance, and luxury. The Sport Touring model contains several special features plus an improved engine starting under $30,000. (more…)