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On Friday, June 30, 2014 General Motors announced six more safety recalls involving 7.6 million vehicles from the 1997 to 2014 model years.

Three weeks earlier, GM CEO Mary Barra addressed assembled employees and media on the status of the GM Ignition Switch Recall and their plans moving forward.

Barra emphasized that the company has adopted and will continue to adopt sweeping changes in the way it handles safety issues.

It seems this latest recall may be a direct result of the restructuring of GM’s recall decision making process.

Recalled GM Vehicles

Please note that not every one of the vehicles that were produced and sold are being recalled.

We can help you determine if your specific vehicle is a part of this recall.

Call us at (877) 997-0012 and we’ll be able to look up your vehicle to see if it’s a part of the recall.

Below are the vehicles affected by the latest GM recall:

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On June 5, 2014 Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, addressed an audience of over 1,000 GM Employees during a “Global Town Hall Meeting” at it’s Warren Technical Center to provide an update on the GM Ignition Switch Recall.

Below is the full press release from GM:

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Breaking News: GM has just announced another Lease Pull Ahead program. The program begins today, March 26th, 2014 but will only last for five days until the end of the month.

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Here’s the facts you need to know….

  • You will qualify for this lease pull ahead if you currently lease a GM vehicle that matures before August 31, 2014.
  • GM will waive 3 of your remaining payments totaling up to $1,500.
  • Good towards the lease or purchase of any new GM vehicle.
  • You must take advantage of this offer on or before March 31, 2014.
  • This lease pull ahead is compatible with most other GM incentives.

Are You Ready To Pull Ahead?

Are you ready to Pull Ahead into your next GM vehicle? We’re ready to help you!

Contact any of one of our dedicated Lease Specialists at (877) 696-5813 and they will help get you out of your current GM vehicle and into a new one.

Our LaFontaine GM Dealerships are:

If you have any other questions, please check out our Lease Pull Ahead FAQ.

If you’ve been listening to 102.9 W4 Country lately, you may have heard that mid-day show host, Lori Rigato, is driving around town in a 2014 Buick Encore courtesy of LaFontaine Buick GMC of Ann Arbor.

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I just talked to Lori during our Kiss The Car event, and she’s definitely enjoying what the Encore has to offer in a compact SUV.

Now before I get into the exciting plans we have for a new video series, I need to be 100% transparent with you and disclose a few details of this partnership.

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Once known for being the car your grandfather drove, Buick has been making bold statements lately with their design, technology, safety and overall luxury (you know, things that people of all ages can appreciate)

We’ve seen it here in the dealership ever since the redesigned Buick LaCrosse hit our showroom in 2010 and since then, Buick has been putting out vehicle after vehicle that is setting a new standard for affordable luxury.

From the Regal and Verano to the Enclave and Encore – Buick now boasts an all-star, luxury lineup.

Obviously we’re a little bit biased having Buick Dealerships in Ann Arbor and Highland (and for full disclosure, I drive a Buick Verano myself).

So don’t take my word for it, take the word of one of the most respected 3rd party names in the automotive retail industry – Kelley Blue Book.

The 2014 Buick Enclave, Encore & Verano each just won a KBB.com 5-Year Cost To Own Award.

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These awards are based on KBB’s analysis of the 5-year ownership costs of all 2014 model-year vehicles available for sale in the United States. The analysis considers every key criterion that figures into the overall cost to obtain and operate a motor vehicle over a five-year period.

Included among the factors are financing costs, insurance costs and state fees plus the anticipated costs of fuel, scheduled maintenance and repairs. Also included are the critical factors of purchase price and projected depreciation.

Now that you know how each of the vehicles were graded, let’s take a look at the vehicles to see why and how they won a KBB.com 5-Year Cost To Own Award.

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The most popular question our customers ask us is, “when will GM be offering another lease pull ahead?”. I’m happy to say that the answer to that question is “Right Now!“.

We’re jumping for joy because General Motors just announced their first Lease Pull Ahead program for 2014 and it’s running now until the end of February.

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I know what you’re thinking…you want to know if you and your vehicle qualify for this program. Great question, we’ll answer it below!

Do I Qualify For GM Lease Pull Ahead?

Getting out of your current lease early and into a new one will never be easier than it is right now.

If you currently lease an eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac model that matures between now and June 30, 2014, you qualify for Lease Pull Ahead.

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History was just made at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC in Highland, Michigan – the kind of history that’s only been achieved by a select few in any field or industry.

The LaFontaine Family just announced to the team that our Cadillac, Buick & GMC franchises have each won the General Motors Dealer of the Year Award for an unprecedented 4th year in a row!

Ask any sports team that has ever won a championship how difficult it is to win another one the next year. They’ll all tell you it’s not easy and history has proven that point over and over again.

There’s only been a handful of teams ever to win the ultimate prize two or more times in a row and now you can add the team at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC to that list.

General Motors only bestows their prestigious Dealer of the Year Award to the best dealerships. It’s not an easy award to win, as a dealership has to exceed all expectations in Sales, Service, Parts and most importantly – Customer Satisfaction.

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The GM Dealer of the Year and Mark of Excellence Award

Winning this award 4 years in a row is a direct reflection of every single person who works at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC. Without their hard work and dedication, these awards would never be won.

Even though we’re talking about dealership awards here and not sports championships, the winners must overcome common obstacles when the new year begins.

Once you’re on the top of your profession, the competition lines up to take their best shot at “the champ” in order to claim the title.

Also, there’s always the possibility of a “championship letdown” that can occur when a team starts believing their own hype and forgets to do all the little things that got them to the top in the first place.

And then there’s the simple fact that nothing lasts forever.

However, I will tell you the entire team at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC has no plans to slow down anytime soon. We’re only half way though the first month of 2014, and the whole team here already has their sights set on winning the GM Dealer of the Year Award again for the 5th straight time.

Game On!

I’m happy to let you know that GM just announced the GM Employee Discount For Friends Program that is available to all General Motors active salaried employees and salaried retirees.

The GM Employee Discount for Friends Program now allows active salaried employees and salaried retirees to share their GM Employee Discount with two additional friends, neighbors or family members who are not already eligible for the employee discount.

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Your Friends & Neighbors will be excited by the enhancements to the GM Employee Discount

The best part is that the program allows friends of a GM Employee to combine Holiday Bonus Cash with the GM Employee Discount on the purchase or lease of select 2014 vehicles or the purchase of select 2013 vehicles.

If you’re a qualified GM Employee and would like to share your GM Employee Discount with a Friend, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Get your friend’s date of birth and ZIP Code.
  2. Visit gmfamilyfirst.com, log in and choose “GM Supplier Discount for Friends” in the left-hand navigation menu to get an authorization number.
  3. Email the authorization number to your friend to print out and use at LaFontanie Buick GMC of Ann Arbor, LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC or LaFontaine Chevrolet

If you’re not a qualified GM Employee, but have a friend that is, send them a link to this article and have them share their GM Employee Discount For Friends with you today.

You won’t want to delay as GM has not announced whether or not the GM Employee Discount For Friends Program will continue in to 2014.

If you have any questions about this program, feel free to give us a call at (866) 523-6682.

So far over 6,000 people have entered to win one of five vehicles from the LaFontaine Automotive Group – truly making this a November to Remember.

Although the original deadline to enter was October 31, 2013 – the entry deadline has been extended to 12:01am on Black Friday, November 29, 2013.

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On the reason for extending the deadline, Kelley LaFontaine said “due to the huge success of our Win A Car campaign through October, we felt it was important to allow as many people as possible to enter to win a new car.”

If you haven’t already done so, you can enter to win a two-year lease on one of these vehicles:

Finalists Will Be Chosen On Black Friday

On Black Friday, November 29, 2013 – ten finalists will be selected for each vehicle we’re giving away.

Beginning the first week of December, we’ll be hosting a Win A Car Giveaway-A-Day Party for the finalists at the LaFontaine Dealership where the grand-prize winner will be announced.

Spread the word and let your friends and family know about the LaFontaine November To Remember.

Click one of these links to share the message on Facebook & Twitter

This Fall, the LaFontaine Automotive Group is giving away five new cars to five lucky winners — truly making this a November To Remember.

All summer long at our community events, we’ve been registering people to win a two year pre-paid lease on a fantastic vehicle. Now that fall is upon us, we’ve opened up online registration so everyone has chance to win one of these vehicles:

2014 Buick Encore

The Buick Encore is an award-winning Compact Utility Vehicle that gives you the perfect blend of Luxury and Technology. Enter to win the Encore for a chance to make it yours.

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Enter To Win a 2014 Buick Encore from LaFontaine Buick GMC of Ann Arbor

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