Now more than ever, cars need to be multifaceted devices capable of staying on-pace with current technological trends. Car buyers — especially younger ones — are heavily influenced by the compatibility of their vehicles with their other devices, and parents are increasingly facing the challenge of teaching their teens how to safely integrate (and separate) their driving time with their digital lives.
This past week, Buick has been demonstrating that it is in tune with the needs of modern-day car shoppers. Parents and teens alike will appreciate the slew of mobile integration features in all 2015 Buick models that promote driver safety and will be made standard. Such features include Apple’s Siri Eyes Free and text message alerts, both of which discourages the driver from taking his or her eyes off the road. The text message alert functionality allows all Bluetooth-enabled phones to transmit incoming text messages to the car to be read aloud through its speakers, while the Siri Eyes Free feature can compose messages, get driving directions, and make phone calls, all without the driver ever having to lift a finger off the wheel.
At the same time, 2015 Buick models will also feature built-in wireless OnStar 4G LTE, meaning that even in the most remote of areas you never have to worry about being out of the loop. It also means that the OnStar system will be more reliable than ever; should the driver get into trouble, he or she will have access to the service no matter where they are. The 4G hub capability is free for three months and can then be added to your OnStar subscription for just $5/month for 200 MB or purchased separately from OnStar for $10/month for 200 MB. More data can be added at any time — up to 5 gigabytes of streaming service are available.
Our Waterville Buick dealership is thrilled to offer these cars that are on the forefront of innovative technologies and digital integration. Want to stream movies during your family road trip or ensure your teen won’t pick up that phone while behind the wheel? Come test-drive a Buick today and see this amazing suite of features for yourself!
The Sienna has always been Toyota’s go-to family minivan, promoted through ad campaigns centered on what it’s like to be a parent in the modern world. But one new feature on the 2015 Toyota Sienna in particular suggests that Toyota understands what it’s like to be a parent better than any other automaker. The 2015 Sienna will offer an optional one-way microphone system called Driver Easy Speak. This feature will allow the driver to speak into a microphone and have their voice amplified to those in the back seats.
Or, to put it simply, you will be able to yell at your kids without craning your head around the front headrests (or even raising your voice). And no, they will not be able to shout back through the speakers, though they may very well try. Driver Easy Speak is only available on Sienna minivans that also include the optional Entune audio system.
Shoppers interested in the2015 Toyota Sienna will also have the option to include what Toyota calls a “pull-down conversation mirror,” which lets the driver peek in on what’s going on in the back seat without having to turn around. This, combined with Driver Easy Speak, could prevent, say, your five- and seven-year-old children from taking their shirts off as you drive down the highway and tossing them out the window before you could see what they were up to, which we assure you is a true story (though we’re certain most parents have equally ridiculous tales). After all, no one said parenting was easy. That’s why the 2015 Toyota Sienna is here to help.
The new Sienna makes your life easier in many ways, offering helpful available features like a Blu-Ray entertainment system, two more latches for easily attaching child safety seats (doubling the number in the previous model) and even more airbags to keep your little ones safe.
If you’re a mom or dad whose back is sore from all the creative in-car maneuvering required to get your kids to pay attention, come down to our Central Maine Toyota dealership today to check out and test-drive the 2015 Toyota Sienna — and bring the kids!
Did you know that, of the 4.4 million pregnancies each year in the United States, 1 million end in a loss? Join us on September 27th at the 3rd Annual Our Hearts 5K as we walk and run to remember the lives of those taken too soon and support the families and friends left behind.
The Our Hearts 5K is an event organized by the Our Hearts Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to connect people who endured the painful experience of stillbirth, infant loss or miscarriage. The Our Hearts Foundation believes that the pain of losing a child affects not only the grieving mother, but also close friends and family members. Through various fundraising efforts, including the Our Hearts 5K, the Our Hearts Foundation raises resources to help cover the cost of memorial services should a family lose a child during the first year following conception. Funds will also serve to raise awareness for miscarriage, stillbirths, infant loss and all those affected.
The 3rd Annual Our Hearts 5K is being held at a new location this year, Quarry Road Recreation. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 27th and includes a presentation of awards and a picnic for all participants, family and friends following the race. We encourage you to please register and help raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause. Central Maine Motors will be there — we hope to see you, too.
One million families should not feel alone in their suffering. We can’t wait to show them they’re not.
3rd Annual Our Hearts 5K Walk/Run
September 27, 2014 From 8:00am to 3:00pm
Quarry Road Recreation Area
Waterville ME, 04901
It should come as no surprise to loyal Buick fans, but the 2015 Buick Verano is one of the safest cars on the road — now, the United States government has made it official. The car just earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It’s safe to say that buying this sedan from our Waterville Buick dealership is a great investment!
The 2015 Buick Verano was evaluated by NHTSA officials and passed all the tests with aplomb. The car was given five stars in the side crash test, five stars in the front crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test. You can rest easy knowing that the latest Buick Verano will keep you safe in collisions, but the vehicle also offers a host of safety features designed to prevent a crash in the first place. Standard safety equipment includes 10 airbags (including frontal, head curtain and front knee airbags) and a rearview camera for safer parking. The new Verano also comes with the Stabilitrak system, which assists you in maintaining control of the vehicle during abrupt maneuvers, quick course corrections to avoid collisions and while you drive across low-traction areas. Combine those safety considerations with optional features like side blind zone and rear cross-traffic alert systems and you’ll feel confident out on the road.
The 2015 Buick Verano is expected to arrive at dealerships this summer. Make sure to stop by Central Maine Chevrolet Buick then to give it a test-drive!
At Central Maine Motors, we understand the importance of giving back to our community. Through work with local organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, MaineGeneral RSVP and many more, countless lives can be impacted in a positive way. These lives include the contributing men and women at our Maine car dealerships who received a big prize of their own: the gift of giving back! The team at Central Maine Motors hopes that these letters of appreciation inspire you to become more involved in your community as well. Read More