The LaFontaine Family is inviting the community to the 9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest. The festivities will take place at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC in Highland, Michigan.
When you think October in Michigan, you probably think about the fall colors, decorating pumpkins, and a Detroit Lions season that’s over before it really started. But if you’re in the automotive biz, you also think about the upcoming North American International Auto Show and the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Awards.
You see, October is when the independent journalists who ultimately select the North American Car and Truck of the Year release their short list of vehicles that are under consideration for these awards.
So without further ado, here are the vehicles that made the list:
A vehicle is usually the second most expensive item we’ll ever purchase in our lifetime. While getting The Family Deal on a new car is great, sometimes we tend to forget about the other costs associated with owning a new vehicle.
Things like financing, insurance, gas, state fees, regular maintenance and vehicle depreciation add to the overall cost of ownership of a vehicle.
And if you’re like me and not a fan of the math, the vast amount of numbers to crunch can become overwhelming.
That’s where Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards come in to play. KBB has done all the legwork and calculated the cost-to-own on all vehicle models for 2015.
Now that the hard work is done, you can take your time and browse the list of vehicles with the lowest 5-year cost of ownership listed below.
The LaFontaine Automotive Group is showing customers its environmental credentials thanks to a new “Green Dealer Recognition” program through General Motors.
According to the automaker, both LaFontaine Chevrolet and LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC have a proven track record in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling and community outreach.
Visit either dealership and you’ll find several environmental features on site, including:
How long could you kiss a car in hopes of winning it – 12 hours? 24 hours? 48 hours? More?
The rules of the contest are simple – the person who can kiss the car the longest will be declared the winner.
This year we’re expecting more contestants than ever, all puckering up with the hopes of winning a new Chevy Cruze.
When we went to the North American International Auto Show, one of the first vehicles we took a look at what the updated 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
It was kind of surreal because 5 years ago I was at the Detroit Auto Show covering the debut of the original Volt. Isn’t amazing how quickly time flies?
While the Volt has found a dedicated and very loyal following, I think it had been missing a bit of the flair and style that consumers had been looking for.
I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Lead Creative Designer on the Volt, Gary Ruiz, to learn first hand what’ makes Volt 2.0 different from it’s predecessor.
Seems to me that Chevrolet has recharged the Volt to give consumers more of what they’re looking for and push electric hybrid vehicles in to the mainstream.
When the 2015 North American International Auto Show (known as the Detroit Auto Show in these parts) opens to the public on January 17th, attendees will be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of vehicles that will be on display.
With so many cars, trucks and SUVs vying to capture your attention, it’s almost impossible to see them all in one day.
The last thing we want to happen is for you to go to the Auto Show and miss out on some of the coolest production and concept vehicles that are on display.
The FamilyDealBlog.com team was lucky enough to be invited to see the vehicles firsthand during the Auto Show Press Preview. After taking it all in, we’ve highlighted these nine vehicles that you’ll definitely want to check out when you head to Cobo for this year’s Detroit Auto Show.
One of the benefits a General Motors employee has is the ability to share the GM Supplier Discount with their friends and acquaintances.
This is done through the GM Supplier Discount for Friends program in which eligible GM employees can offer a great vehicle discount to one friend or acquaintance per month.
What makes this program even better is that friends of GM Employees can combine the supplier discount with current GM incentives on select 2014 and 2015 vehicles for even greater savings (see current offers below)
So what do you need to do if you’re a qualified GM Employee who would like to give the GM Supplier Discount to a friend?
It’s simple, just follow these steps:
It’s been a while, but we’re happy to have Bubba from 102.9 W4 Country back once again for a new episode of Bubba’s Test Drive.
In this episode, Bubba joins Jeremy Sheldon and Robert Halfacre of LaFontaine Chevrolet to learn more about the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and take it for a test drive around town.
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I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from folks who have a vehicle that’s a part of GM’s Ignition Switch Recall, asking when the parts would be available to fix their vehicle.
I wish the answer was as straightforward as the question, however after discussing the issue with LaFontaine Service Director, Todd McCallum, the answer is a bit more complicated.
Some of the confusion is based on how the GM Ignition Switch Recall is different from a typical manufacturer recall.
In an effort to clear things up, let’s take a look at the way vehicle recalls typically work: