2014 GMC Yukon is Triple Crown J.D. Power Survey Winner

The 2014 GMC Yukon should adopt the hip-hop favorite “All I Do is Win” as its new theme song—because, when it comes to J.D. Power surveys, the Yukon simply always wins. With its latest victory, a top rating in the Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study, the Yukon has now been ranked highest in its segment in three separate J.D. Power surveys just this year. The Yukon also top home top honors for Initial Quality and Dependability among full-size SUVs.

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“Recognizing the Yukon demonstrates the effort and attention to detail given by our engineers and designers,” Duncan Aldred, who serves as vice president of both Buick and GMC, said. “These awards reinforce our focus on putting the customer at the center of everything we do from the first visit to the dealership, to the drive home, or 10 years down the road.”

As Aldred hinted, these awards for the Yukon aren’t just pie-in-the-sky titles awarded by so-called “experts.” These are rankings determined by carefully created surveys—surveys answered and returned by people just like you. So, if you want to check the people’s unanimous choice as the best full-size SUV on the market, come see us at Wiesner of Huntsville. We’ll give you the grand tour—and even let you take a test drive—of the powerful and dependable 2014 Yukon.

GM Offers an Educator Discount to Teachers Everywhere

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While the end-of-year homemade cars and cookies are a great way to show your appreciation for your children’s teacher, GM has come up with something even better—an educator discount. Through January 2, 2015, current employees of a public or private school, university or college are eligible for the new GM Educator Discount program. Through this program, they will receive a significant discount on the purchase or lease of a new 2015 or 2014 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle.

“GM values the work our educators and support staff are doing across the country to create a strong, responsible workforce for the future,” said Linda Stouffer, manager of Vehicle Purchase Programs. “The GM Educator Discount is our way of showing our support and appreciation for everyone in the education community.”

The only cars that are not eligible for the discount program are the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and Spark EV, so tell the teachers in your life to stop in to Wiesner of Huntsville today to receive a discount on all GM vehicles!

Do DUI Checkpoints Cut Down on Drinking and Driving?

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Good news: we’ve all survived another holiday. July 4th tends to bring out the crazy in people – explosives, drinks, and wild Aunt Sally never make for a good combination, and it’s especially dangerous when the fun is all finished for the night and the crazies get in their cars to go home. Just like on so many other holidays, this year July 4th ‘no refusal’ DUI checkpoints were deployed in states across the nation to combat drunk driving.

According to autos.aol.com, July 4th is ranked among the deadliest days to drive. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 637 Americans have been killed on the holiday between 2008 and 2012 – that’s about 127 people per year. Almost half of those fatalities were caused by drunk driving last year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Law-enforcement officials in many states have implemented controversial “no-refusal” DUI checkpoints in an effort to combat so many alcohol-related deaths. These checkpoints are set up like traditional DUI checkpoints, but are different in that drivers suspected of driving under the influence who refuse to take a Breathalyzer test will be forced to have their blood drawn, regardless of whether they consent or not.

“We continue to support ‘no refusal’ because we believe the citizens of Tarrant County should be able to travel our roadways without putting their lives at risk,” Assistant District Attorney Richard Alpert of Tarrant County, Texas said in a statement explaining the decision to use the checkpoints. “Ending up dead or in jail is a poor way to celebrate our country’s independence.”

What do you think? Would you think twice about having that additional drink if you knew these checkpoints were deployed around our city?

Stop by Wiesner of Huntsville today to learn more!

Man Reunited with Stolen Corvette 33 Years Later

How long would it take before you gave up ever seeing your stolen car again, a month, a year? For one Detroit man, he may have believed he would never see his 1979 Chevrolet Corvette again, but George Talley got the surprise of his life when AAA called him telling him his car had been found.

Talley was reunited with his stolen Corvette 33 years after it was taken from Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. AAA told him the car had been found in good condition in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

“It was a lucky day to hear that my car had been found,” said Talley, in a statement. “They told me it was running, had 47,000 miles on it and was ready for me to pick up!”

The icing on the cake? Mark Reuss, executive vice president for GM Product Development, heard Talley’s story on the news and wanted to lend a hand. He called Talley and offered to ship the car home to Detroit and Talley was able to pick up his beloved Corvette at a nice ceremony at the GM Headquarters.