GM is Donating 150K to MADD

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization working to protect families and their loved ones from underage drinking and drunk driving. It all started by a mother whose daughter was the victim of a drunk driver, and has grown to a nation-wide effort to Eliminate Drunk Driving. It’s not hard to see why General Motors would want to support this cause.

GM is donating $150,000 to MADD to help educate and inform families as well as teens about what underage drinking and drunk driving can do to people and their families. In 2011, drunk driving killed more than 9,800 people and injured about 315,000 in the America. MADD can help by servicing one victim every 8.6 minutes at no charge by providing counseling, medical help, legal support, and more. GM sees the importance in helping this effort and since 1995 has donated grants to MADD totaling nearly $4 million to support their recovery work.

MADD, GM, and we here at Wiesner of Huntsville cannot stress enough the importance of having a designated driver at all times. If you have young teens of your own, be sure to aid in this drinking prevention by educating them about underage drinking. Together, we can make a difference.

Cadillac Escalade: Featured SUV

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With the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade on the verge of debut, we here at Wiesner of Huntsville thought it would be the perfect time to feature the well-known and luxurious SUV, and some hints we’ve heard about it in the news lately.

For one, there’s word out on the internet streets that Cadillac is considering building a larger SUV-crossover and using the Escalade name to brand it. However, no decisions have been made final yet. On the upside, though, executives at Cadillac are confident that the Escalade has plenty of value and branding power to carry newer potential vehicles under its name.

As you may have heard the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is about to debut, and is expected to be much less grandiose than normal. In order to differentiate from competitors like the Tahoe and Yukon, the new Escalade is predicted to have distinguished changes, including a redesigned front end and full LED tail lamps that extend from the bumper to the top of the tailgate. The interior has been redesigned as well to include new technology and a more unique look.

What do you think about these new changes? We can’t wait to see it!

2014 Chevy Malibu Features Hands-Free Texting Capability

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Driving in today’s age just got a little bit safer, that is if you are thinking about buying a new Chevrolet vehicle. The all-new 2014 Chevy Malibu features hands-free texting capabilities available through Chevrolet MyLink, a technology that offers a the new “Text to Voice” feature for smartphone users, and Apple’s Siri for iPhone users. Both systems allow voice-controlled connectivity.

The 2014 Malibu is truly a class-leader and one of the most competitive midsize sedans in the automotive market today. The “Text to Voice” feature converts your incoming text messages to speech, reading to you through your Malibu’s audio system. It also allows the driver to reply with customizable or standard preset messages, such as “I’m driving and will call you later.” The feature requires a Bluetooth profile along with a smartphone compatible with Chevy MyLink. Learn more about it on GM Total Connect.

The Chevy MyLink feature will hopefully keep drivers from texting while driving, making the road a much safer environment. Check out the all-new 2014 Chevy Malibu at Wiesner of Huntsville today!

GM Has Six Nominations for 2014 North American Car of the Year

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2014 Cadillac CTS

The short list for the 2014 North American Car of the Year has been revealed (and truck). And, General Motors has great odds for winning in both categories. The list, which includes 12 cars and 12 trucks/utilities, has a total of six GM vehicles. This is twice the amount of any other auto maker.

The list of 24 nominees will be narrowed down to three in each category in December. And the winners will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

In the car category, General Motors was nominated for the Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and Chevrolet Impala. GM models in the truck/utility category include the Buick Encore, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra.

Last year, GM won the 2013 North American Car of the Year with the Cadillac ATS. Even if none of the GM cars or trucks win, which we hope doesn’t happen, it is still remarkable to have so many vehicles on the list. The only criteria for this award is to have a new or significantly redesigned model and have it be on sale in 2013.

Stop by Wiesner of Huntsville and check out all of the nominated GM models today.

Fun Autumn Activities from Wiesner of Huntsville

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It’s that time of year again—the season of pumpkins, apples, scarecrows, and football! We here at Wiesner of Huntsville are pretty excited for this fall’s festivities, which is why we wanted to share some fun autumn activities and ideas that you can do with your family or friends this fall.

  • Go visit a corn maze with a group. They can be a lot of fun! Visit the Dewberry Farm in Montgomery, Texas with the kids—there’s a lot to do and it’s not too far from Huntsville.
  • If you’re not into traveling, stay at home and host a football party! Play a game of two-hand touch football in the backyard with friends and family, and have a little healthy and harmless competition.
  • Go apple and/or pumpkin picking! This can be fun for small children. Have them pick out their own pumpkin, and save them for carving when Halloween approaches!

What are some of your favorite autumn activities to do with your friends and family? Comment and tell us below! From all of us here at Wiesner of Huntsville, we wish you a safe and fun fall season!