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Central Maine Motors Invites You to Join Us at the Our Hearts 5K Run/Walk

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

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There’s No Safer Bet than the 2015 Buick Verano

2015 Buick Verano

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!

 

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Central Maine Motors Thanks You for the Thanks!

DrawingAt 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

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With This Safety Rating, the 2015 Buick Enclave is a Real Winner!

2015 Buick Enclave

The latest Buick Enclave just might be the greatest yet. That’s because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just gave the 2015 Buick Enclave its highest rating possible safety rating, making it clear that the 2015 Enclave treats driver and passenger safety like a matter of life and death. Probably because that’s what it is!

The NHTSA’s rating was applied to both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the new Enclave. The Buick crossover earned five stars in the front and side crash tests, and it also received four stars in rollover crash tests.

The Enclave performed well in those tests for a reason. After all, it’s the first vehicle in the industry to include a General Motors’ segment-exclusive, front center air bag, which inflates between the driver and front passenger during a side impact to prevent the driver and “shotgun” rider from knocking their heads together.

At the same time, the 2015 Buick Enclave comes standard with an intelligent wheelspin-preventive traction control for slippery surfaces, rear parking assistance for tight spots, rear-vision camera to monitor the situation behind you and a tire pressure monitoring system to give you a heads up when your tires are running dangerously low on air pressure. And that suite of safety features doesn’t even include all the excellent optional features you can include, such as the side-blind-zone alert system and forward collision/lane departure alert functionality.

With that arsenal of safety features, nearly the only way you’re getting hurt while cruising down the street in a new 2015 Buick Enclave is to get out of the car and start walking. But we recommend you save the walking for the showroom at our Maine Buick dealership, where you can browse – and buy – a 2015 Buick Enclave once it’s made available for purchase. Visit Central Maine Motors today!

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Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Laud Child-Friendly Chevy Traverse

2014 Chevy Traverse

Large families no longer have to settle on a minivan when seeking a seven- or eight-passenger vehicle, and when it comes to choosing a more stylish and versatile crossover SUV, Parents magazine and Edmunds.com rank the 2014 Chevy Traverse as one of the best. The publications recently placed the Traverse on their 10 Best Family Cars for 2014 list, praising the model for its ability to seat up to eight passengers and fit plenty of cargo while providing a variety of convenience and safety features.

Offering 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row, the Chevy Traverse presents parents with segment-leading storage space, and with the ability to fold seats, that number can grow to 70.3 cubic feet behind the second row and 116.3 cubic feet behind the first row. Parents magazine and Edmunds.com editors also noted the Traverse’s standard technology features like Bluetooth connectivity and a Rear Vision Camera, as well as its optional active-safety systems, including Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning. Should an accident occur, the 2014 Chevy Traverse has received a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the organization’s New Car Assessment Program.

“The Chevy Traverse checks off all the boxes for safe and convenient family transport, but its real appeal is that you still feel a sense of adventure when you’re behind the wheel with its impressive capability,” said Bo Hendrick, general sales manager of Central Maine Motors, a seller of new and used SUVs in Maine. “Whether you’re looking to tow a small boat to the lake in the summer or navigate snowy mountain roads in the winter, the Traverse is game, and it won’t drain your wallet at the gas pump in the process.”

Housing a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, the Chevy Traverse can tow up to 5,200 pounds, yet it is still capable of returning up to 24 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, an optional all-wheel-drive system can ensure proper traction through the worst of New England’s weather. Buyers continue to respond to the Traverse’s mix of versatility and value, with U.S. sales of the crossover SUV rising by 24 percent in May compared to the same month last year.