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    How to Prepare Your Used Car for Trade in at the GMC Dealership

    Last updated 6 years ago

    When trading in your used car, you want to get the best possible deal so you can put money towards your new, great car.  By following these steps, you can prepare to trade your car in for maximum value:

    • Collect Maintenance and Service Records:  The dealership will want to see a record of how well you have maintained the vehicle over the years. Make sure you are able to show a history of how often the oil was changed, the tires were rotated, the brake pads were upgraded, and any other required maintenance was performed. Similarly, if there was a product recall or other required services needed during the time you owned the car, you will want to provide records detailing what was done and the date on which the service was completed. An attempt to sell a used car without providing this documentation could put you at risk of losing the sale.
    • Have the Vehicle Professionally Cleaned:  Next, you’ll want to clean out the car of any and all personal belongings and have the vehicle professionally cleaned. Try to think back to how the car looked when you bought it new and then work on recreating the level of cleanliness. If you smoke, then be sure to remove as much of that smell as possible. For this, you may need to have the air filter changed and the carpets and upholstery cleaned with baking soda or other professional cleanser.
    • Gather Keys and Owner’s Manual:  Lastly, gather the vehicle’s keys and owner’s manual. The more organized you are, the better deal you’re likely to get. If you have misplaced the owner’s manual or need a special key duplicated, then contact the dealership.

    Once you’ve readied your car for trade in, drive it to Don Bohn Buick GMC. Our dealership sells new and pre-owned GMC, Buick, and Ford vehicles. Plus we can service your vehicle with new parts, accessories, and paint. Call us at (504) 708-4676 to learn more about our products and services or visit our website for a glimpse at our vehicle inventory.

    4 Services Your Buick Routinely Needs to Keep it Running Smoothly

    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you own a Buick, then you obviously value quality. However, your Buick, as fantastic as it is, will need regular maintenance to maintain its quality performance.  Take a look below for information on four services your Buick needs in order to continually run smoothly.

    1. Oil Change  You’ll need to take your new or pre-owned Buick into the dealership for a routine oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Clean oil is necessary to keep the pistons in your engine moving up and down smoothly. Over time, the amount of oil in your Buick will decrease or become dirty.  Without sufficient lubrication, the pistons will grind against their engine compartment and create friction, which could cause your engine to overheat.
    2. Tire Rotation  Your Buick has to work harder to roll forward as your tires’ tread wears down. As you drive, you wear down the tread on one side of your tire. By rotating your tires, you ensure that all parts of the tires wear down evenly, giving you the most value out of your vehicle.
    3. Engine Diagnostic Test  It is a good idea to undergo an engine diagnostic test once a year. This service is similar to a physical and it can help you find potential problems that are cheaper during their infancy. These tests are generally inexpensive, so play it safe and stay on top of maintenance.
    4. Transmission Fluid Flush  Once you reach 80,000 to 100,000 miles in your Buick, you should have your transmission fluid flushed. Just as with your oil, your transmission fluid becomes contaminated with dirt and debris over time.  You don’t want this dirty fluid circulating your engine, as it can cause problems.

    At Don Bohn Buick GMC of New Orleans, Louisiana, we offer new and pre-owned GMCs, Buicks, and much more. We also provide a full auto service department that can help you with body paint, parts, and accessories. Visit our website for more information or call us at (504) 708-4676.

    Learn More About The Buick LaCrosse At Don Bohn Buick

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Get inside the smooth interior of the 2011 Buick LaCrosse and pick up the road trip essentials in these resources and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.                

    • The 2011 Buick LaCrosse is a beauty of a car. Read this review to find out why it’s a cut above the rest.
    • Get yourself into a Buick LaCrosse and know what it means to drive a quality affordable car. Learn more in this review.
    • See the goods on the 2011 LaCrosse directly from the source. Visit the Buick website to learn more.
    • Pick up some of these road trip essentials for your next cruise across the open road.
    • Plan a road trip that outdoes all other road trips with the tips on this page.

    For more information about GMC and Buick vehicles, come to Don Bohn Buick GMC in Harvey, LA.  Our expert sales staff can answer all your questions and would love to help you find a new Buick or GMC that’s perfect for you and your needs.  Visit our website or call us at (504) 708-4676.

    GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Exterior Tour

    Last updated 6 years ago

    The GMC Sierra All Terrain will be a truck in a class of its own. Designed with the thought of making a new kind of truck with a unique proportion, this truck will give you off-road capabilities like you’ve never even imagined.

    New graphics and design makes Sierra All Terrain distinct while its amenities, such as fox shocks, make this truck a true workhorse. The diesel power engine and dual intake port give this vehicle even more power off the road.

    For more information about the Sierra All Terrain HD or to check out all new GMCs, visit Don Bohn Buick GMC or call (504) 708-4676 today.

    Road Trip Essentials to Pack into Your New GMC Before Hitting the Open Road

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Get behind the wheel of your new GMC and get ready to have the road trip of your life. Pack the car with the following essentials and cruise down the open road towards adventure.

    Music

    No road trip is complete without a huge variety of music. You asked for the premium sound system in your car when you were at the new GMC dealership, and now is your time to use it to the extreme. Fill your MP3 player will some play lists that are suitable for driving and don’t be afraid to do some singing as you close the long distances.

    Snacks

    There’s something about driving long distances that makes people a bit peckish. Buy a couple of bags of chips or crackers and pass them around the car. A water bottle is always a good idea, just don’t drink too much or you’ll have to stop more often to use the restroom. And don’t worry about the mess; just take the car in for some auto service after the trip and touch up the auto body paint while you’re there. Your car will once again look like it just rolled off of the new Buick dealership’s lot.

    Navigation

    In the old days, a map was necessary for a successful road trip, but most modern luxury cars, including GMCs, have premium navigation systems built into the vehicle. Preprogram your system so your car already knows where you want to go and get ready for a smooth trip with no getting lost. If you don’t mind the occasional detour, however, then turn the system off for a while and explore.

    Find a car that is perfect for road tripping at Don Bohn Buick GMC today. We are a new and pre-owned GMC dealer that wants to get you fitted in the car of your dreams. Call us at (504) 708-4676 or visit our website to learn more about your new vehicle.

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