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Tips From the Service Lane - Coolant Exchange

January 18th, 2010 in News

Tips From the Service Lane

The coolant, or antifreeze, in your radiator circulates throughout your engine block keeping it cool. Like all engine fluids, such as oil, your coolant needs to be checked regularly. While having your coolant checked we are looking for two things: the amount of fluid and the overall quality of the fluid.

The radiator allows hot coolant to expand into the overflow tank as the engine’s temperature rises. As the engine cools it then creates a slight vacuum that draws the fluid back from the overflow tank and into the vehicle’s radiator. Insuring that the radiator cap remains sealed allows the coolant to expand and contract without the loss of the fluid itself. You can check the levels of the coolant by looking at two indicators on the side of the overflow tank. One of these indicators shows the safe operating level for when the engine is hot, the other for when it is cold. If the levels are slightly lower than the indicator it is safe to add a small amount of water bringing the coolant back to a normal level. As always you should exercise caution when maintaining your own vehicle. Some vehicles’ overflow tanks are pressurized when hot and cause the removal of the radiator caps to be hazardous. These types of tanks should normally be marked with a warning decal.

If the overflow tank is close to or completely empty you will need to add a mixture of antifreeze and water to the radiator. Before attempting to do so make sure your vehicle has had adequate time to cool and the radiator hose is no longer hot. While checking the levels of the coolant be sure to check the quality of the coolant as well. If the coolant is brownish or appears dirty, it may be time to have your coolant flushed. We recommend that you have your coolant flushed every 15k to 30k miles or every one to two years. If your vehicle is in need of a coolant exchange stop by your local Carl Black Service Department and bring the available 10% coupon. Hurry This offer ends 01/31/10.

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Owner Loyalty Pays

January 18th, 2010 in News

Owner Loyalty PaysAs a special “Thank You” to our owners, please accept this offer of Owner Loyalty Cash. See current incentives for your Owner Loyalty Cash savings on most 2009 & 2010 GM vehicles. This offer is in addition to most current incentives. Offer ends 02/01/2010.

2010 Buick Vehicles Owner Loyalty Cash* + APR**
(60 mo.)
OR Owner Loyalty Cash* + Customer Cash = Total Cash Savings***
Enclave $1,000 + 1.9% OR $1,000 + $1,500 = $2,500
LaCrosse**** $1,000 + 5.9% OR $1,000 + - = $1,000
Lucerne $1,000 + 2.9% OR $1,000 + $2,000 = $3,000
2010 GMC Vehicles Owner Loyalty Cash* + APR**
(60 mo.)
OR Owner Loyalty Cash* + Customer Cash = Total Cash Savings***
Acadia $1,000 + 1.9% OR $1,000 + $1,500 = $2,500
Canyon $1,000 + 2.9% OR $1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000
Savana $1,000 + 4.9% OR $1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000
Sierra 1500 Reg $1,000 + 3.9% OR $1,000 + $1,500 = $2,500
Sierra 1500 Ext $1,000 + 3.9% OR $1,000 + $2,000 = $3,000
Sierra 1500 Crew $1,000 + 3.9% OR $1,000 + $2,000 = $3,000
Sierra 2500 HD $1,000 + 3.9% OR $1,000 + $2,000 = $3,000
Sierra 3500 HD $1,000 + 3.9% OR $1,000 + $2,000 = $3,000
Terrain***** $1,000 + 6.9% OR $1,000 + - = $1,000
Yukon $1,000 + 2.9% OR $1,000 + $2,000 = $3,000
Yukon XL $1,000 + 2.9% OR $1,000 + $2,000 = $3,000

* Eligible owners must own/lease a 1999 or newer model year Chevy, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, HUMMER or Oldsmobile. Owner Loyalty Cash excludes 2010: Chevy Camaro, Corvette ZR1, Equinox; Buick LaCrosse; GMC Terrain; Cadillac SRX Crossover; HUMMER H1, HUMMER H2 and 2009: Chevy Corvette ZR1, Kodiak (except Chevy Kodiak C4500), GMC TopKick (except GMC TopKick C4500); and all HUMMER vehicles. Take delivery from 1/5/10 through 2/1/10. Not available with some offers. Proof of ownership is required. Offer may not be combined with other private offers. On GMAC SmartLease contracts, this allowance must be utilized to reduce the capitalized cost of the amount to finance through the GMAC SmartLease contract. On GMAC SmartLease contracts, this offer may not be offered as cash to the customer. Other restrictions may apply.See dealer for details.

** For 0.0% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $27.78 for 36 months; $20.83 for 48 months; $16.67 for 60 months; $13.89 for 72 months. For 1.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $28.60 for 36 months; $21.65 for 48 months; $17.48 for 60 months. For 2.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $29.04 for 36 months; $22.09 for 48 months; $17.92 for 60 months. For 3.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $29.48 for 36 months; $22.53 for 48 months; $18.37 for 60 months. For 4.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $29.93 for 36 months; $22.98 for 48 months; $18.83 for 60 months. For 6.9% APR, monthly payment for every $1000 you finance is $30.83 for 36 months; $23.90 for 48 months; $19.75 for 60 months; $17.00 for 72 months. Example down payment is 12%. Length of contract limited. See dealer for details.

*** Includes Consumer Cash and Bonus Cash. Must be used towards the purchase of a vehicle. Take delivery by 02/01/2010. Not available with some other offers. See your dealer for details.

**** ‘10 LaCrosse Loyalty Private Offer. $1,000 Loyalty to current owners/lessees of ‘99 or newer Buick/Pontiac/Oldsmobile Vehicle.

***** ‘10 Terrain Loyalty Private Offer. $1,000 Loyalty to current owners/lessees of ‘99 or newer GMC/Pontiac/Oldsmobile/Rendezvous/Rainier/Terraza Vehicle.

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