Friday, July 29, 2011

New Certified Pre-Owned Plans for Buick Jacksonville Owners

When drivers buy a certified pre-owned Buick from Nimnicht Buick GMC, they can be rest assured to have few worries when it comes to upkeeping their new vehicle.

The fastest growing major car brand now offers two new warranty programs for Jacksonville Buick drivers, a 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty, and a 5-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The programs, which kicked off just this June, ensure Buick (and Chevy or GMC) owners driving a 2006 to 2011 vehicle unmatched combined coverage of standard maintenance.

Routine Maintenance Covered for Buick Jacksonville Drivers

The first, Owner Care, is a rarity in the certified pre-owned vehicle industry. It comprises a two-year/30,000-mile standard vehicle maintenance program from the time of purchase. For Jacksonville Buick drivers, this means oil changes based on each vehicle’s Oil Life Monitor system, tire rotations, and multi-point vehicle inspections don't come with a price tag.

The second program, the Buick Certified Pre-Owned, offers a standard 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty when the standard Buick 4-year/50,000 mile limited warranty has expired. Not only can Buick drivers expect rigorous 172-point inspection and reconditioning, they can also enjoy free trials of OnStar and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

“Whether purchasing a new or Certified Pre-Owned Buick, our customers place a high value on the overall experience of owning a Buick,” said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of Buick Marketing. “We believe our enhanced program offers our customers an outstanding experience from the moment they drive their Buick Certified Pre-Owned vehicle off of the lot.”

According to Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations, Buick vehicle will garner more long-term value with the Buick Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program. “One of the most important things we can do is manage the business to help maintain the value of Buick used vehicles," Johnson said. “This increased value gives potential new Buick customers more for their trade-ins, thereby lowering their ownership costs.”

Jacksonville Buick shoppers can check out some customer testimonials from fellow Buick shoppers to learn why Nimnicht Buick GMC is the prime choice for a new car. Stop in to Nimnicht Buick GMC today to find the right pre-owned certified vehicle out of the dealer's extensive selection.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Chevy Dealer In Jacksonville Presents The 2011 Chevy Traverse

Jacksonville Chevy shoppers will really love the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. This versatile, one of a kind vehicle is now available at Nimnicht Chevrolet and is already making big waves with drivers everywhere.

The 2011 Traverse offers car buyers a tremendous SUV that is high in features and options and definitely low in pricing. Nimnicht Chevrolet is noted for offering vehicles that are very affordable and provide the highest quality. The 2011 Chevy Traverse offers these features and much more! Now is the time for Chevy shoppers to save on a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. Let’s look at some of the features that make the 2011 Traverse a great vehicle for any car buyer.

That’s because qualified customers can drive away in this award-winning Chevy SUV with a top of the line financing deal that is unmatched from any other dealer. With enough power, functionality, and fdatures not found in the competition to be named a Consumers Digest Best Buy three years running, the 2011 Chevy Traverse, available for at your Chevrolet dealer in Jacksonville, offers shoppers quite a bit for a very reasonable price.

Customers can custom tailor the Traverse to their needs with four trims — the LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ — and a choice of Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) or All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models. Beneath the hood of the Traverse lies a powerful 3.6-liter engine with efficiency-enhancing Variable Valve Timing Direct Injection. With this engine the Traverse can produce 281 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque in the LS, 1LT and 2LT trims and 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque in the TLZ.

The 2011 Chevy Traverse in Jacksonville

In today’s economy, though, power can’t come at the cost of efficiency. Fortunately, drivers won’t have to sacrifice either in the Traverse, which has the best fuel economy of any eight-passenger crossover on the market at an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway in the FWD model. A vehicle of this efficiency is only available at Nimnicht Chevrolet!

The 2011 Chevy Traverse, available for Jacksonville Chevy shoppers, offers added practicality with more cargo space than any competitor, an astounding 116.4 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded. Even with passengers in all three rows, the Traverse still offers a best-in-class 24.4 cubic feet of room.

What Chevy offers that most other automakers don’t: a 100,000-mile/5-year Powertrain Warranty and a six-month subscription to OnStar, the comprehensive in-vehicle safety and security system.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tips and Techniques for Driving in Rain

Rain on the roadways is often underestimated, and always a real danger. With a cautious attitude and the following rainy day driving tips, you can stay safe and dry no matter what the storm brings.

Before you hit the road, make sure that your car has been maintained for optimal performance in all weather. Tires and windshield wipers are easy parts to check at home. Tires should have the proper pressure and the tread should be in good condition. Windshield wipers should be regularly checked for effectiveness. Take your car in for service to have the brakes and defroster functions regularly maintained. When you know there is a storm coming, allow for extra travel time so that you are never rushed down a rainy highway.

While traveling through stormy weather, let caution be your guide. Maintain a safe distance behind the car in front of you, especially large buses and trucks that throw a lot of water off their wheels. To help your visibility in a downpour, turn on the defroster to defog the windows. Switching on the headlights or fog lamps can also maximize visibility, but don’t turn on the high beams; the extra light will only further obscure your vision against the rain.

In the event of an emergency, you should be prepared with an emergency kit that includes at least the basics like road flares, a flashlight, jumper cables, a quart of oil, a first aid kit, multipurpose tool and extra fuses. Hydroplaning can be a serious threat on slick roads. If you do hydroplane, don’t hit the brakes; steadily steer the car as it glides, maintaining your trajectory until the tires can gain traction.

With a bit of preparation and careful driving, you can be road-ready when a storm hits. Maintain your car, take your time, and stay cautious if you find yourself caught in the rain.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The 2011 Chevy Equinox Hits Big With Jacksonville Chevrolet Customers

Nimincht Chevrolet, a leading Jacksonville Chevrolet dealer, is proud to present the 2011 Chevy Equinox to their customers. Ever since*the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox rolled into Nimnicht’s showroom, Jacksonville drivers have responded enthusiastically to this just-the-right-size crossover. It delivers distinctive styling and best-in-segment EPA highway fuel economy of 32 miles per gallon when equipped with the standard Ecotec 2.4L direct injected engine.

Available in LS, LT and LTZ trim, with available all-wheel drive, the Equinox complements its styling and fuel efficiency with attention to detail and unexpected features.

Both the standard Ecotec 2.4L engine and available 3.0 L V-6 in the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox feature fuel-saving direct injection and variable valve timing technology. The standard 2.4L Ecotec direct injected I-4 engine is rated at 182 horsepower (136 kW), which delivers segment-best EPA-estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and AWD models rated at 20 city/29 highway. The 3.0L V-6 is rated at 264 horsepower (197 kW), which delivers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway, 17 mpg city.

For 2011, it also offers FlexFuel capability that allows Jacksonville Chevrolet drivers to operate on gasoline, E85 bioethanol or a combination of both. E85 comprises 85 percent bioethanol, a domestically produced, renewable fuel that produces fewer greenhouse gases in the combustion process, and 15 percent gasoline.

Jacksonville Chevy Equinox For Sale

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox’s interior features thoughtful attention to detail that makes it an ideal family vehicle when driving in Jacksonville–including a number of storage bins, an oversized glove box; a closed storage bin in the instrument panel above thd center stack; and closed storage under the center armrest large enough for a laptop computer.

A “floating” center stack houses many ergonomic comfort and convenience controls. Contemporary, ice-blue ambient lighting – featured within and surrounding the center stack, encircling the center-console cupholders and within the door pull cups – accentuates the cabin and provides an upscale-looking environment. The front and rear seats, which include cloth and uplevel, perforated leather-trimmed offerings, are designed for best-in-class comfort. For 2011, the 2LT model includes standard heated cloth seats and a compass is added to the LS model.

Front-seat fore-aft travel of 10 inches (25 mm), combined with the tilt/telescoping steering wheel and standard power-adjustable seat height, offer exceptional driver comfort. The Equinox’s MultiFlex rear seat capability, available at Nimnicht Chevrolet, allows the seat to be moved fore or aft nearly eight inches (203 mm), for the best rear legroom in its class. With the 60/40-split-back rear seat moved all the way forward, the cargo area offers 31.4 cubic feet (889 liters) of storage.

Noise-absorbing elements are built into the chassis, engine compartment and interior, making the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox cabin noticeably quiet for Jacksonville Chevrolet drivers. Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology on 2.4L-equipped models uses microphones to detect booming sounds inside the vehicle and sends counteracting sound waves through the audio system’s speakers, providing a quiet driving experience at almost all vehicle speeds.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pros and Cons of Leasing and Buying

As with any financial decision, the choice to lease or buy your next car is solely dependent on what you need to fit your lifestyle. Both buying and leasing have perks and pitfalls, so let’s weigh the options to see which choice is right for you.

Buying is a process that is readily understood by the first-time car consumer. You want the car, they sell the car, you buy the car. Easy, right? The car you purchase is yours to own until the day you choose to sell it. Ownership can be very economical, with the reward of resale value at the end of your run. With any luck, you’ll be driving the same car for years to come.

But this model doesn’t fit everyone’s tastes. After three years of ownership, the ride can get stale. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a brand new car again? The technology and style of cars changes so quickly, it’s tempting to trade in that purchased car for the latest model. That can be a difficult choice if you’ve already put a hefty down-payment on a purchased car.

With leasing, a new car can be had every few years, giving you the option of driving the latest and greatest the automotive industry has to offer, time and time again. Leasing can avoid the pain of scraping together the down payment for a new car, or hassling over the resale value of your current vehicle. With a lease, you can often get a better equipped car with more bells and whistles than you could buy outright. Down payments on leased cars are usually low.

However, just like buying a car, leasing isn’t perfect. Interest rates on leased cars are often higher than those of equivalent loans, so you’ll be paying more per time spent driving the car, even though lease payments tend to be lower per-month. There will also be limited mileage on your car, with a lease allowing an average of just 13,000 miles per year. Limited mileage can be a source of stress, as you tally up your distance every day. Overage miles typically cost from 10 to 25 cents each.

Ask yourself what you want out of a car as you consider the pros and cons of leasing and buying. Each is a good option, depending on the demands of your lifestyle.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nimnicht Buick GMC Hosts Jacksonville Roasters Semi-Annual Meeting

On June 16th, Nimnicht Buick GMC hosted the Jacksonville Roadsters for their semi-annual business and activity planning meeting.

The Jacksonville Roadsters is a Jacksonville based car club that consists of proud owners of the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky. The club was established for members to be able to get together once a month for rides to enjoy food, friendship, and beautiful cars. This group has taken their ‘Roadsters’ on outings to State Parks for picnics, drives down A1A, and even for a lap around the Daytona 500 speedway. All Solstice and Sky owners are welcome to join the club.

Nimnicht Buick GMC is honored to be a part of this amazing group. Some group members even purchased their treasured Roaster vehicle from us back in 2006. We are proud to host their functions and value their continued patronage to our Service Center.