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LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run
11661 N. Beyer Rd. Birch Run MI 48415

Birch Run, MI – December 4, 2016 – LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art Ford facility in Birch Run. The new facility, is located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and the Birch Run Expo Center.

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run Exterior BuildingThe community has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the LaFontaine Ford Birch Run dealership. The 34,000 square foot building is aspiring to be a Silver or Gold rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility, complimenting their existing Gold LEED Cadillac/Buick/GMC location in Highland, as well as their Silver LEED Chevrolet in Dexter and Volkswagen of Dearborn locations.

LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
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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.

9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

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Plan on attending Milford Memories August 7th, 8th or 9th? Make sure you swing by the LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC photo booth and enter our #DriveThroughSummer Selfie Contest for your chance to win a new Apple Watch!

#DriveThroughSummer Selfie Contest

How The #DriveThroughSummer Selfie Contest Works

While at Milford Memories, simply follow these steps to enter to win:

  • Visit the photo booth set up at the LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC display.
  • Use our iPad to take a selfie at Milford Memories.
  • Use our kiosk to share your selfie to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
  • Fill out a tiny release form and you’ll be entered to win!

One lucky grand prize winner will recieve a brand new Apple Watch Sport. Three almost as lucky runner’s up will win a shiny new selfie stick!

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Earth Day is here and now is a great time to commit to making some lifestyle changes to be better for our planet.

Think being greener and friendlier to the earth has to be difficult and expensive? Think again! There are plenty of simple things you can start doing immediately that will make difference for the earth today, tomorrow and in the future

Be The Best For Earth Day

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  – Jane Goodall

So in an effort to be the best for the earth as we can today, tomorrow and forever – here are 3 things you can do to start making an impact on this big blue marble we call home.

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The LaFontaine Automotive Group is showing customers its environmental credentials thanks to a new “Green Dealer Recognition” program through General Motors.

LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC and LaFontaine Chevrolet

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:

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Each year, Consumer Reports issues a comprehensive study that tracks the reliability of all vehicles sold in the United States covering brand new models to models up to ten years old.

Known as the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey, the information that they gather and organize is always a welcome resource to consumers looking to make an educated decision when purchasing a new or used vehicle.

This year Consumer Reports sent out over 8 million surveys to its subscriber base asking about the experiences with their vehicles over the previous 12 months.

Over 1.1 million people responded to the survey, making it one of the most useful and data-rich studies about vehicle ownership for 2015 and beyond.

I wanted to highlight a few of the vehicles and manufacturers that earned the highest reliability rankings to give you an idea of what the Consumer Reports Reliability Survey is all about.

Toyota: Most Reliable Non-Luxury Auto Maker

Toyota comes in at number 2 for overall reliability (their luxury arm, Lexus, holds the number 1 spot) and continues to enjoy a comfortable lead for most reliable non-luxury auto maker.

One of the reasons Toyota manages to do that, we believe, is that they introduce new technologies slowly and on proven platforms.

While their vehicles may seem to some as plain, you can’t deny the fact that the Toyota line-up has some the most impressive and reliable mainstream vehicles in the industry today.

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Four years ago a tradition was started at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC with an event that we now call the LaFontaine Family Fun Fest.

Local residents and the families of our employees were invited in to the dealership to enjoy a safe and fun alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating.

Each year since, the Fun Fest has been an event that we all look forward to.

LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

Because it has always been such an enjoyable event for kids and adults alike, it made sense to hold a Fun Fest at more of our locations.

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LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC is teaming up with Lakeland High School and Milford High School in an effort to help raise funds to support the extracurricular activities and sports programs at each school.

To accomplish this, the schools are participating in the Buick Drive For Your Students program which matches a local school with a local Buick dealership to raise money during a test-drive event.

LaFontaine Buick Drive for your Students

“This program further demonstrates Buick’s commitment to community and education, as well as the local investment that dealers are making in their home towns,” said Molly Peck, director of Marketing for Buick.

In addition to gaining funds for their schools, students who help host the drive events gain valuable real-world experience in helping dealers plan, coordinate and execute events.

“We’ve been hosting test-drive fundraisers for area schools and organizations the past three years,” said Kelley LaFontaine of the LaFontaine Automotive Group, “we’re thrilled that Buick has joined us in this effort to support and offset the rising costs of after-school programs”.

How the Buick Drive For Your Students Program Works

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One of the benefits about LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC being located within a stone’s throw of the General Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan is the abundance of camouflaged vehicles we see testing on the local roads each day.

Recently while filling up my gas tank at the local BP, I was lucky enough to be joined in the parking lot by this black and white masked SUV.

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After doing some research on Google, I’m fairly confident that you’re looking at the 2015 or 2016 Buick Envision.

The Buick Envision still doesn’t have an official release date for North America, but will be making it’s official global debut on August 28th at the Chengdu Auto Show in China.

The Envision, set to fill the gap size-wise between the compact Buick Encore and full-size Buick Enclave, will share the same underpinnings as the Chevrolet Equinox.

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With the recent announcement that General Motors will be recalling 1.6 million of its vehicles, we’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails asking questions about the GM ignition switch recall.

I wanted to put this article together to cover the most frequently asked questions about the recall, and let you know what to do if your vehicle is one being recalled.

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GM Ignition Switch Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What vehicles are a part of the GM Ignition Switch Recall?

A. The vehicles that are being recalled are:

  • 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR
  • 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only)
  • 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2007 Pontiac G5
  • 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2007 Saturn Sky

Please note that not every single one of these 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 your vehicle for you.

Q. Are these vehicles safe to drive? 

A. There is a risk, under certain conditions, that your ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine.

This risk increases if your key ring is carrying added weight (such as more keys or the key fob) or your vehicle experiences rough road conditions or other jarring or impact related events.

If the ignition switch is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or fatality.

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