How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Summer in Victoria, TX

If there’s one thing that’s for certain about summer in Victoria, it’s that there will be lots of long, hot days ahead. Make sure that your vehicle is up for the challenge and get ready for summer driving by scheduling your next service at Atzenhoffer Auto Group. We’ll address some of the most important points to ensure safe, comfortable driving all season long.

Air conditioning

What could be worse than heading out for a drive with a busted A/C and temperatures soaring toward triple digits? If this situation just sounds uncomfortable, imagine what it’ll feel like. Now that you have it in mind, plan to visit Atzenhoffer for an A/C tune-up to make sure you have all the cool air you need.

Tires

When the asphalt gets hotter, the air pressure in your tires begins to rise. Driving on tires that are overinflated is dangerous and can increase your risk of a blowout. Be sure to check your tires regularly and keep the psi within the range recommended in your owner’s manual. For all other tire needs — including rotation and alignment — trust the pros at Atzenhoffer Auto Group.

Summer can be a great season for driving, but only if your car is as ready and willing as you are. Bring your ride into Atzenhoffer Auto Group in Victoria, Texas — we’ll make sure that it’s up for some fun in the sun.

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Buick Envision Scores Top Spot in J.D. Power Dependability Study

It’s impossible to talk about great all-American automakers without mentioning Buick. It’s been a power-player in the industry for more than a century, and has only improved over the years. Case in point, the Buick Envision just took home the gold in the 2021 J.D. Power Dependability Study.

The study surveys drivers who have owned their vehicles for three years, and then calculates a score based on the number of reported issues per 100 models. That means a lower score indicates higher dependability.

Claiming first place in any contest is impressive, but the 2021 Envision managed to hit a home-run in one of the most competitive segments in the industry — compact SUVs. While claiming the throne, it sped past other models like the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester.

With a score of 100, Buick came in fifth overall, laying waste to popular brands like Ford, INFINITI, Volvo, Jeep®, and Honda. Even better, it crushed the industry average by 21 points — a bar Tesla failed to cross by a full 55.

If you’re looking for a new vehicle that’s sure to stand the test of time, swing by Atzenhoffer and take a look at the new and award-winning 2021 Buick Envision.

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GM Launches EV-Focused ‘Everybody In’ Campaign

General Motors didn’t become America’s largest automaker by resting on its laurels. It got there by fearlessly pushing the envelope and tackling every challenge with innovation. Today, GM’s goal is to continue providing the family-friendly vehicles you know and love without damaging the environment, and it’s new “Everybody In” campaign puts that commitment on full display.

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The “Everybody In” campaign centers around three core ideas — encouraging everyday buyers to consider one of the brand’s eco-friendly EVs, promoting the impressive performance of the Ultium platform, and illustrating just how GM is leading the charge into an emissions-free future.

Per The News Wheel, GM is expected to launch no fewer than 30 new electric vehicles by 2026. The push is already well underway, with the Bolt EV and all-new Bolt EUV at the front of the pack.

Regarding the “Everybody In” campaign, Deborah Wahl, GM global chief marketing officer articulated the company’s vision behind the campaign. “‘Everybody In’ demonstrates our intent to lead, while inviting others — policymakers, partners, individuals — to play an active role in moving society forward, whether that’s helping to expand infrastructure, advocating for progress in their communities, or simply taking an EV for a test drive to learn about the benefits of EV ownership.”

To learn more about how a new EV can help the environment while still providing the family-friendly features you need, don’t hesitate to contact us at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet, right here in beautiful Victoria, Texas.

Regular Service Is Key to Caring for Your Truck

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You rely heavily on your Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500HD, or Silverado 3500HD for work, play, and everyday driving. To keep your truck in dependable shape, keeping up with regular service milestones is a must. These steps are a good place to start, but be sure to check the owner’s manual for your specific model.

Frequent Maintenance

At least once a month, make sure you check your truck’s tire pressure, along with its oil and other fluids. Don’t forget regular exterior washing and interior vacuuming to keep your ride looking its best.

Every 3-6 Months

Every three to six months, make sure you’re bringing your truck in to get an oil change and refill any depleted fluids. It’s also a good idea to have the engine air filter checked, rotate the tires, and inspect belts, hoses, and exhaust. You’ll also want to replace windshield wipers every six months or so.

Other Maintenance Milestones

At longer intervals, you’ll need to schedule other required maintenance for your truck. New brakes, fluid flushes, and spark plug replacements are just a few of the items to track. It’s also wise to have your battery checked every so often, especially if it’s more than a few years old.

Here at the Atzenhoffer service center in Victoria, Texas, we’re here to help you handle all your truck’s maintenance milestones. Email us or give us a call soon to set up your next service appointment.

GM Plans to Hire 3,000 New Employees to Build Electric and Autonomous Cars

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General Motors is a company that is constantly looking toward the future when making financial decisions. Therefore, it was hardly shocking when GM committed to an upcoming vehicle lineup populated by electric and autonomous models.

GM recently announced the latest step in this initiative involves hiring approximately 3,000 new employees to bolster its tech-centered departments.

Said jobs will span a wide array of different categories, from IT to design and engineering. The one thing that they will all have in common is their central role in accelerating the electrification and autonomous capabilities of the GM family of vehicles.

“As we evolve and grow our software expertise and services, it’s important that we continue to recruit and add diverse talent,” explained GM President Mark Reuss.

This initiative isn’t just about making the GM vehicle library more advanced. It’s also designed to help the company produce a much smaller carbon footprint and create a more eco-friendly environment.

GM recently showcased its efforts up to this point with the unveiling of the new GMC Hummer. While the previous iteration of the Hummer was a gas-guzzling model, this new Hummer is actually an electric vehicle that maintains the performance the Hummer is famous for while simultaneously providing unmatched levels of fuel economy.

With this new wave of talent on its way to join the ranks at GM, we here at the Atzenhoffer family of dealerships are excited to see what the company introduces next.