What is the MyBuick App?

MyBuick App | George Gee Buick GMC
MyBuick App | George Gee Buick GMC

If you’re driving a recent Buick model, you have probably heard of the MyBuick App. However, if you’re not familiar with this feature you may not know about all of the convenient features it offers. Here we’ll give you a brief explanation of the MyBuick App and what it does.

Remote Vehicle Control

When owners of compatible vehicles have downloaded the MyBuick App, they can use the app to control their Buick vehicle remotely. The app can be used to lock and unlock doors, or to start the engine.

Vehicle Information and Service Reminders

The MyBuick App is also a tool that owners can use to keep track of their Buick vehicle’s fuel and fluid levels, tire pressure, and service needs. Owners can check out all of this information from their phone, and can even use the app to schedule service at a dealership.

Vehicle Location

Owners can use the app to flash their lights and honk their horn remotely when they need help finding their Buick in a parking lot. The app also includes a vehicle locate function, and lets owners share the location with friends and family.

Smart Driver Function

The Smart Driver Function in the app is used to monitor driving habits, and will give owners advice on how to become a safer driver. This element of the app could also be used to receive discounts on car insurance. 

Contact us at George Gee Buick GMC if you have any other questions about using MyBuick App, or syncing it with your smartphone. We’re here to make sure you get the most out of your Buick vehicle.

What to Do If You’re Involved in An Accident

What To Do If You Are In An Accident

No matter how careful you are, there’s always a possibility of getting into an accident. If you’re involved in an accident, there are several steps you should always take to handle the situation.

Check on Passengers and Pedestrians

If you are OK to move, the first thing to do is check on the other drivers, passengers, and any pedestrians that were involved. Call an ambulance if there is an injury.

Move Out of Traffic

If there are no serious injuries, then everyone involved should move to a safe location away from traffic. If the vehicles are drivable, move them out of the way, too. But make sure to document the accident with photos before doing so.

Call the Police

Police should be called to any accident, even minor ones, so that the accident can be reported.

Exchange Information

All drivers should trade information, including insurance information, names, and contact information.

File an Insurance Claim

Call your insurance company as soon as possible to file a claim. The insurance representative will help you complete the steps to address any personal injuries or any vehicle repairs needed.

Get Your Vehicle Repaired

Once you have the financial support to repair your vehicle, bring it into George Gee Buick GMC. Our expert team will get your vehicle back in shape as soon as possible.

GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate System: Making Life Simpler

GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate System
GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate System

The GMC Sierra 1500 is well-equipped with intelligent features to make work easier than ever, including the next-generation MultiPro Tailgate system. This tailgate is more than it might seem, as it comes with a multi-purpose design to function in a variety of ways. In fact, a new ad for the GMC Sierra 1500 MultiPro Tailgate shows both passersby and tailgates “dropping their jaws” in astonishment at the new design.

According to GMC, there are seven smart ways to use the next-generation MultiPro Tailgate. It is essentially two tailgates in one, including a primary gate that is hinged at its base, as well as a smaller inner gate that’s hinged to the primary gate itself.

“We exhaustively test every tailgate on our trucks, but we went even further with MultiPro,” said Derek Patterson, an engineer on the GMC MultiPro design team. “All told, we wanted MultiPro to be as durable and professional grade as the Next Generation Sierra itself.”

The MultiPro gate can work as a primary gate like any other tailgate, but it has a few other functions. For instance, it can work as a gate load stop to prevent materials from sliding out even when the primary gate is down. The Easy Access configuration lets you access the bed more easily by lowering the inner gate, and a full-width step configuration lets you use the inner gate to step up into the bed.

There’s also an inner gate load stop so you can fit awkward cargo in the bed more easily while still keeping it secure, and an inner gate working surface gives you a virtual work bench at a convenient height. There’s even an available Kicker MultiPro Sound System.

Visit us at George Gee Buick GMC to learn more about the MultiPro Tailgate, available on the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.

Best Cars for Recent Grads: Encore, Regal, and Acadia

We couldn’t be happier for all those who recently graduated, both from high school and college. Now that you’re out of school, it’s time to start thinking about transportation. What better way to make a great impression as you hit the job market? There are a variety of Buick and GMC models, like the Encore, Regal, and Acadia, which are ideal cars for recent grads.

Buick Encore
Buick Encore

According to Autotrader, one of the first things to consider is buying new or used. Buick and GMC models are great for college grads because they offer incredible reliability, which means whether you buy new or used, you’ll get great bang for your buck. In fact, Buick is listed on the top five brands for reliability according to J.D. Power.

Space is also important, whether you’d like to start a family in the future or you simply need room for camping gear, sporting equipment, bikes, and more. The Encore has 48.4 cubic ft of cargo capacity, while the Regal Sportback design has 60.7 cubic ft of cargo capacity—impressive for any sedan. Plus, the Acadia is the biggest of the three, with seating for seven and 79 cubic ft of maximum cargo volume.

You’ll also want to make a great impression when you arrive to a job interview, which is why the Buick Regal, Encore, and GMC Acadia are ideal. The Regal in particular is a luxury sedan that exudes confidence and sophistication, while the luxury sport design of the Encore and the spacious Acadia give off an air of adventurousness.

GMC Acadia
GMC Acadia

For the perfect car for a recent grad, be sure to visit George Gee Buick GMC and explore our lineup.

Getting Ready for the 2019 Bloomsday Run

Running a 12K Race

On Sunday, May 5th, Spokane is gearing up for the annual Bloomsday Run. This 12K race is not for the faint of heart, and it’s only a few months away! If you’re planning on participating in this celebration of spring, you should start training now so you’re in top shape for the marathon. Registration for the 2019 Bloomsday Run is open now on the event’s official website, or you can register by mail; those who want to participate but don’t register in time can pay an additional fee for late registration on or before May 4th.

Bloomsday will be an all-weekend event, with the Friday and Saturday before the big day featuring a trade show devoted to the hobby of running, health, and fitness. It’s one of the country’s largest free shows dedicated to fitness-related products! There will also be a post-race party and awards show.

The 2019 Bloomsday Run website also has a number of resources for those who want to get in shape in time for Bloomsday. Training clinics are available throughout March and April, Providence Health Care offers a Training Program, the top coaches at RunDoyen are offering their services to runners, and you can even check the official site for recommendations regarding your health.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we are definitely looking forward to this year’s Bloomsday festivities.

Magical & Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Baking St. Patrick’s Day Treats | George Gee Buick GMC

Festive holiday treats always put a smile on everyone’s faces, making the day that much more jolly and fun. This St. Patrick’s Day, light up the day with some magical and delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats that the whole family can enjoy. Here are our recommendations:

  • Green Velvet Cupcakes: In a delightful twist on a classic, these Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes are sure to please. They feature green chocolate cake, cream cheese frosting, and a fun gold coin placed on top.
  • Lucky Charms Cookies: These brightly colored Lucky Charms Cookies feature everyone’s favorite cereal and marshmallows – you won’t be able to resist! The cereal is used to make the dough, and you fold in the marshmallows along with white chocolate chips before baking.
  • Rainbow Donuts: If you’ve never made homemade donuts before, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to try it out. These Rainbow Donuts feature a wonderfully festive design and kids will love spending the morning decorating them. The donuts are decorated using fruity pebbles, white chocolate, and coconut.
  • Homemade Shamrock Shake: If you’re a fan of mint treats, St. Patrick’s Day is the ideal holiday to indulge. Make some delicious homemade Shamrock Shakes, which are as simple as they are delicious. To make them look even more festive, put some whipped cream and green sprinkles on top.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we wish you and your crew a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Buick and GMC at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

NAIAS | Liberty Lake, WA

The 2019 North American International Auto Show took place in January from the 14th to the 27th in Detroit, where refreshed models, concept vehicles, and innovative new technologies across the entire auto industry were revealed for the first time.

As one of the biggest auto shows in the world, the NAIAS is the place to be for the latest cars, SUVs, and trucks, especially from GM brands like Buick and GMC. Neither Buick nor GMC released a new concept at the Detroit Auto Show, but they did show off the new versions of their popular lineups.

Buick showed off the ultra-luxurious Avenir line, which takes Buick’s premium vehicles and elevates them even further. The Enclave Avenir, Regal Avenir, and Lacrosse Avenir have a vehicle style for everyone while providing the latest features, unbeatable comfort, and smooth, powerful performance.

The GMC lineup was also presented at the Detroit Auto Show, though it’s rumored that GMC plans the debut the 2020 GMC Sierra HD Denali at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

GMC teased the all-new Sierra HD with a video released during the NAIAS, showing styling similar to the Sierra 1500, with the same platform and powertrains as the 2020 Silverado 1500. Sporting the exclusive MultiPro tailgate, the upcoming Sierra Denali HD promises state-of-the-art tech and performance.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we can’t wait to learn more about the upcoming lineup of Buick and GMC vehicles.

Attend The Lion King in Spokane and Watch the Jungle Come to Life

You might not consider Spokane, Washington, to be a jungle, but for the next month, it will be transformed into one. The First Interstate Center for the Arts is hosting a month-long run of performances of The Lion King musical.

As arguably the most well-known screen-to-stage adaptation of a Disney story, The Lion King live-action musical production has entertained more than 90 million theater-attendees around the world since it first debuted in Minnesota in 1997, followed immediately by a smashing Broadway opening and worldwide tour that has ran for over 20 years.

This Tony Award-winning musical features a stunning creative design that utilizes cultural outfits and puppetry to create an immersive retelling of the beloved animated classic. You’ll hear your favorite songs from the original movie alongside a couple new ones composed specifically for the stage production.

Whether you have children or not, you owe it to yourself to see The Lion King in Spokane when it’s in town. Performances have already begun and will continue until the show closes here on Feb. 3 and moves on to another town. Tickets are available on the INB website.

Bring out your wild side by attending a performance of The Lion King, and let it run free in a Buick or GMC vehicle from George Gee Buick GMC.

Visit the Bing Crosby House this Holiday Season

Bing Crosby House

Without realizing it, many of us know Bing Crosby’s voice exceedingly well. Crosby is one of the most famous holiday singers of all time, and his rendition of “White Christmas” is the best-selling single of all time, boasting over 50 million sales. His single “Silent Night” also makes this elite list, ranking as the third best-selling single ever with 30 million sales. This holiday season, pay homage to this American favorite by visiting the Bing Crosby House in Spokane, Washington.

The Bing Crosby House was built by the singer’s father and two uncles in 1911. Bing spent his childhood living in the home, and now it stands as a tribute to his memory with its collections. On the main floor, the home presents the Bing Crosby Collection, which includes over 200 items of significance. You can view Bing’s gold records, various trophies and awards, and even the official Academy Award he received in 1944 for his performance in Going My Way.

A visit to the house with the family is the perfect way to shed some light on your favorite Christmas songs and teach your children a bit about America’s top performers of the twentieth century. Admission is free to the public, and the house is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we hope your holiday season is both merry and bright.

2019 Buick Regal Avenir Joins Buick’s Top-Tier Luxury Lineup

2019 Buick Regal Avenir

Since the introduction of the Buick Avenir trim level, Buick drivers have been excitedly embracing the new line of luxury models for the truly exceptional experience they offer. Buick drivers now have even more to be enthusiastic about, as the 2019 Buick Regal is getting an Avenir trim level. This is particularly good news for luxury drivers who want to enjoy all the benefits of the Avenir line but who prefer something smaller than the Enclave crossover or the full-size LaCrosse Sedan. The 2019 Regal TourX Wagon will not receive an Avenir trim this year.

 

Some of the most appealing features of the 2019 Regal Avenir include its nine-speed automatic transmission, 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels, self-leveling and cornering headlamps, premium leather upholsterer, an advanced 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display, and a premium eight-speaker Bose audio system. Apart from these features, we also expect the 2019 Regal Avenir will come with distinctive badging and a three-dimensional mesh grille.

 

Another popular aspect of the Avenir models is the standard feature packages that improve every aspect of the driving experience. The 2019 Regal Avenir will come standard with the Buick Driver Confidence I Package, which includes four-way lumbar adjustment, heated outside mirrors, and an array of driver-assist features like Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Park Assist.

 

Keep a lookout for this latest Avenir model here at George Gee Buick GMC.