Whether it’s mountains of snow, torrential downpours or just colder temperatures, winter can make getting around in your vehicle much less enjoyable. Count on Buick for the technology and capability to help you conquer even the nastiest of conditions.
From the Regal, LaCrosse and Verano sedans to the luxurious eight-passenger Enclave and five-passenger Encore crossovers, Buick vehicles offer features and equipment that make traveling safer and more comfortable for everyone. Here are some of the standouts:.
All-Wheel Drive – The advanced Buick all-wheel drive system was designed with the experts at Haldex. It actively manages wheel slip and torque distribution to maximize traction in all conditions, and it also enhances cornering for added precision and control. The system is fully automatic, which means there are no knobs to turn or guesswork involved. With an electronic limited-slip rear differential and sensors that monitor wheel slip, the all-wheel drive system brings enhanced performance and added confidence in most any conditions.
Rainsense wipers – Another clever feature found on various Buick models, including the Encore compact luxury crossover, are Rainsense windshield wipers, which constantly monitor the windshield and turn on automatically when raindrops are detected. Going a step further than traditional intermittent wipers, Rainsense wiper sensors scan the windshield every 40 milliseconds and measure raindrop size and frequency to determine what the interval should be between wipes.
Heated front seats and steering wheel – Anyone who drives in the cold or damp can appreciate heated seats. Buick vehicles make it easy to heat up your seats before you even get in. Equip your Buick with the available remote start feature (standard in some models) and you can use your key fob to start your vehicle from the comfort of your home, or you can activate remote start using your smartphone and the OnStar RemoteLink® mobile app. Your car and seats will be warm and ready for you when you get in. You can always push the button to warm up your seatbacks and seat bottoms when you get into the car, too. The available heated steering wheel is one of those features you have to experience to fully appreciate. Your fingers will thank you.
Safety for all seasons – Buick vehicles are equipped with a slew of innovative safety and driver assistance systems that make driving safer in any weather, and especially in slippery conditions. Standard features like StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, antilock brakes with Intelligent Brake Assist and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System all provide peace of mind. In addition, the available Driver Confidence packages provide features like Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert, Full-Speed-Range Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Preparation with Collision Mitigation Braking.
OnStar – A technological marvel, the peerless OnStar system––standard with six months of the Directions and Connections plan in most Buick models––offers a comprehensive suite of safety, security, convenience and vehicle diagnostic services. Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Directions, Remote Door Unlock, Hands-Free Personal Calling, Dealer Maintenance Notifications and Crisis Assist that can even locate a nearby hotel are just some of the many benefits. New for 2015 is OnStar with 4G LTE and built in Wi-Fi that can turn your Buick into a rolling hotspot. When you download the OnStar RemoteLink® mobile app, you can use your smartphone to lock/unlock vehicle doors, access current vehicle diagnostic information, view your vehicle’s location, manage your in-vehicle Wi-Fi, send Turn-by-Turn directions to the vehicle and much more.
These are just a few of the ways Buick helps you conquer your surroundings. Stop by today to learn more.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.