The Escalade 20-Year Anniversary: An American Luxury Icon

Since it first premiered in 1998, the Cadillac Escalade has taken the industry by storm. Providing an unprecedented level of luxury, power, and versatility, the Escalade doesn’t ask you to compromise a thing when you’re behind the wheel. The Escalade 20-year anniversary is a momentous occasion in automotive history, marking the long-term success of one of America’s most iconic vehicles.

cadillac escalade

According to Cadillac, the Escalade achieved many firsts for its segment. For instance, it was the first model with full LED headlamps,  the first luxury SUV with Magnetic Ride Control, the first luxury SUV to offer a hybrid, and the first to have a front-center airbag among its competitors. Since it was first released, the Escalade has dominated its segment, leading in sales for 15 of its 20 years on the market.

“Over the past 20 years, the Escalade has prevailed not only as a highly regarded full-size luxury SUV, but also as a cultural icon that is synonymous with style and sophistication,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “From the highway to the big screen, the Escalade has been embraced by drivers and fans around the world.”

The 2019 Escalade comes with 420 horsepower when equipped with a V8 engine, and it also has a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission. You can easily seat up to eight passengers in the cabin, and innovations like an available Color Head-Up Display (HUD), an optional Rear Seat Entertainment System, and standard Automatic Parking Assist set this SUV apart from the competition.

To see the new and used Cadillac Escalade options we have available, contact us at Wiesner of Huntsville.

Maintenance Tips for Cars During the Fall Season

Autumn is on the way, which means it’s time to prepare your car. Check out the following fall car maintenance tips.

fall car maintenance

Check tire air pressure and tread: As the weather changes, so will tire pressure. For every 10 degrees the temperature changes, air pressure can decrease one to two pounds. Check the tread to make sure the tire hasn’t worn.

Get a tune-up: Keeping cars properly tuned increases gas mileage.

Check the lights: There will be less sunlight as the year goes on, so make sure all your car lights are operating properly.

Check your battery: You’ll need a fully charged battery, especially as the temperatures dip.

Check all fluid levels: Make sure the power steering, transmission, and brake fluids are all at acceptable levels.

Check the air filter: Summer driving is great, but it means the air filter has accumulated dust and other debris. Make sure to change a dirty air filter.

Check the wiper blades: Make sure they’re not cracked or damaged, and if they are, get a new pair.

Examine the exhaust system: Check for any leaks that could pose a problem to the car’s operation.

Get ready for fall by scheduling a maintenance check at Wiesner of Huntsville.

Throwing the Perfect Summer Bonfire Party

summer bonfire party

 

There’s nothing in the world quite like a bonfire on a crisp summer evening where friends and family can share scary stories and indulge in roasted marshmallows. Check out these tips to help you host an awesome summer bonfire party.

 

Provide Bug Spray
Keep bugs at bay for you and your guests. A lot of guests may forget to bring their own insect repellant, so it’s a good idea to set out some communal bug spray and light a few citronella candles.

Cozy Blankets and Paper Lanterns
Provide blankets so your guests can ward off the evening chill, and set up strings of simple paper lanterns to provide some mood lighting. Having lights will also help people find their way around after it gets dark.

Hot Dogs, S’mores, and Popcorn, Oh My!
Marshmallows aren’t the only thing you can cook over a fire, even though s’mores are a fan-favorite that should definitely be included. You can also cook hot dogs over the open flame or even pop popcorn wrapped in tinfoil.

Refreshing (Kid-Friendly) Beverages
It’s important to stay hydrated! Coolers full of water bottles and pitchers of homemade lemonade are a welcome addition to any outdoor activity, especially in Texas.

We at Wiesner of Huntsville wish you and your family a happy, safe summer.

All-New 2019 Silverado 1500 Offers Engine Options Galore

2018 Silverado 1500 at Wiesner of Huntsville

 

The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 allows you to choose from various powertrain options in order to perfectly meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for the best performance, efficiency, or most advanced technology, the 2019 Silverado 1500 has you covered.

The 2019 Silverado 1500 comes in eight trims and offers six remarkable engine/transmission combinations. Here are a few highlights of the engine lineup.

  • If you’re looking for the Silverado that packs the biggest punch, you can choose the available 6.2-liter V8 engine with industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management, which features 17 different modes of cylinder deactivation. This smart engine delivers 420 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque, and features stop/start technology to optimize efficiency. The 5.3-liter version of this engine is equally impressive, offering the same Dynamic Fuel Management technology alongside 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
  • Alternatively, if you’re looking for the perfect balance of power, performance, efficiency, and technology, you should consider the all-new 2.7-liter Turbo engine. This engine gives you all the power you need on the worksite, offering greater torque and efficiency than the current Silverado LT and RST models.
  • The 2019 Silverado 1500 will also offer a diesel engine option: an all-new 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. This efficient engine will be available in early 2019.

To learn more about the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, visit Wiesner of Huntsville.

The Best Driving Apps Everyone Should Know About

Best Driving AppsWhether we’re at work, having fun, or behind the wheel, there’s no doubt about it: there’s an app for just about everything. Read on for our list of best driving apps that you should check out.

 DailyRoads Voyager

 

Dash cams are a great way to record all of your favorite scenic drives, and they’re becoming increasingly popular. Many of them are still rather expensive, though. But now the DailyRoads Voyager app can transform your smartphone into a powerful dash cam for free! This app isn’t only a great way to safely record a beautiful drive; it’s also the perfect way to ensure optimal safety and accountability in the event of an accident.

 

GasBuddy

 

GasBuddy isn’t new, but it remains one of our all-time favorite driving apps. This app is updated in real-time and allows you to find the lowest gas prices no matter where you are. It’s especially helpful on long road trips in unfamiliar territory.

 

Audible

 

While Audible isn’t just for driving, it is one of our favorite apps for transforming a dreary daily commute into your favorite part of the day. Audible is an incredibly huge collection of audiobooks that you can listen to conveniently on your smartphone, whether you’re at home or stuck in traffic.

 

For a vehicle stocked with the latest in infotainment technology, visit Wiesner of Huntsville; our extensive inventory is filled with tech-savvy vehicles.

2019 Buick LaCrosse Updates

The entire sedan segment has been suffering as drivers have opted for larger vehicles like the Buick Enclave and Envision. Yet, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse looks to turn things around with a set of updates bound to impress drivers of all ages. A long-time competitor in the full-size premium sedan segment, the upcoming Buick LaCrosse will also deliver more options.

The Buick LaCrosse will see several color changes, starting with the discontinuation of the Dark Slate Metallica and Black Cherry Metallic paint colors. Carrageen Metallic and Dark Shadow Metallic will fill the gaps and bring a fresh look to the premium sedan.

Perhaps most exciting is the addition of a new Sport Touring (1SH) trim level. That model will roll out on a new set of 19-inch aluminum wheels with Technical Gray gloss finish. A new blacked-out grille and body-color surround creates a sport-inspired look that’s sure to stun.

New Buick LaCrosse

(2018 Model Pictured)

Inside, the 2019 Buick LaCrosse sees a handful of minor updates. The most notable of these updates is the addition of a new cargo net and an electronic-powered parking brake. The upcoming 2019 model will continue to feature the advanced nine-speed transmission as well.

The 2019 Buick LaCrosse will be built at the GM Detroit Hamtramck factory in Michigan. To learn more about this stunning sedan, visit Wiesner of Huntsville.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Cadillac

Cleaning a Cadillac isn’t like cleaning any old car. It deserves — rather, it requires — a whole lot of TLC. Take the time to make your Cadillac shine this season with these easy spring cleaning tips.

spring cleaning tips

Use Detergent on the Pedals
All too often, the pedals are overlooked when detailing a car’s interior. Take a little soap and water to the pedals and get the grit out of the grooves — you’ll be surprised by the difference this makes!

Wash the Head and Taillights
Nothing makes a car look dingier than smoggy lights, and we here at Wiesner of Huntsville believe there should be no such thing as a dingy-looking Cadillac. Clean your lights with warm water and soap before your next joyride. We’re including this in our spring cleaning tips, but you should actually clean your lights at least every two months to make sure you’re as visible as possible while on the road.

Get Your Junk Out of the Trunk
Winter has a way of turning human beings into packrats, even here in warm Texas. Don’t burden your beloved Cadillac any longer — get all those odds-and-ends out of the trunk and back where they belong. Now that your load is lightened, this might even save you money at the pump in the long run.

Give these spring cleaning tips a try, and when the heads start turning as you drive down the street on a sunny afternoon, you’ll thank us!

Upcoming March Events in Huntsville, TX

Events in Huntsville

At Wiesner of Huntsville, we appreciate being part of the Huntsville, Texas community. The beginning of the month of March signals the end of winter, and the city of Huntsville is celebrating the warmer weather with several upcoming March events.

 

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Texas Independence Day celebrates the birthday of General Sam Houston, and will take place at various locations on March 2. Start your morning with coffee at the Gibbs-Powell County Museum and finish up the festivities with birthday cake at the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center that evening.

 

Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy & Garden Show

Taking place from March 10-11 at the Walker County Fair Grounds, the Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy & Garden Show draws people of all walks of life with quirky artisan jewelry, antiques, fun collectibles, refurbished furniture, and a garden show. Support local artists and enjoy the local flavor all in one spot.

 

Bacon & Brew Fest

Do you like bacon and beer? So does Huntsville Main Street. From food trucks to local brewery samplings to fair games and more, Main Street’s first-ever Bacon & Brew Fest on March 24 is sure to be both fun and delicious. Plus, it kicks off with a 5K, so you can burn off those calories in advance.

 

Wiesner of Huntsville is proud to serve the city of Huntsville. If you are searching for a new vehicle, give us a call or stop by to browse our inventory.

Next-Generation Silverado Unveiled at Centennial Truck Celebration

Next-Generation Silverado

For over 100 years now, truck buyers have fallen in love with the Chevrolet brand. At a recent event to celebrate the first 100 years of Chevrolet trucks, the next-generation Silverado made its big debut. Many of those attending are part of the new Chevy Truck Legends program.

Alan Batey, president of GM North America, and global head of Chevrolet, said, “For the Chevy Truck Centennial, we wanted to recognize the customers who have made Chevrolet part of their lives, and have them help kick off the next 100 years of Chevy Trucks.”

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been redesigned from the ground up to deliver superior performance, durability, capabilities, and strength. The high-strength-steel bed incorporates a new alloy to make lighter, stronger, and more functional. Other new, mixed materials contribute to significant weight reduction in the new Silverado.

Another exciting change for the next-generation Silverado is an expanded range of engines, models, and technology to help make it an even better fit for even more customers.

One of the eight new models is called the Silverado LT Trailboss. It uses the off-road equipment found on the Z71 package and adds in a two-inch suspension lift. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will make its official public debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, 100 years after Chevrolet trucks first went on sale.

For a closer look at Chevrolet’s 2018 truck lineup, stop by Wiesner of Huntsville today.

The Most Beautiful Parks to Visit in Texas this Winter

Texans, don’t go into hibernation just yet! Our fair state remains the perfect place for outdoor exploration all year round thanks to the many lovely parks to visit in the Lone Star State. In between your frantic sprees of present shopping and gift wrapping this season, be sure to spend a relaxing weekend visiting one of these amazing Texas winter wonderlands.

 

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
This beautiful little wildlife refuge plays host to a wide range of birds from across the continent in the wintertime. Plan ahead and you just might be able to take a tour with an experienced ornithologist.

 

Big Thicket National Preserve
The kids don’t need to stop learning just because they’re on winter break. Big Thicket National Preserve offers ranger-led walks and educational programs in this amazing, multi-tiered ecosystem.

 

Sam Houston State Park
Here’s one that’s close to home in Huntsville. Sam Houston State Park is home to thousands of species of trees and pines for your gazing pleasure. While you’re there, stop by the Houston Family Christmas event at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum to for a merry-and-bright time.

Parks to Visit in Texas

With all these gorgeous wildernesses and parks to visit in Texas this winter, you need a car you can trust. Visit Wiesner of Huntsville, and one of our experienced sales representatives will help you find your perfect ride.