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April 10, 2014 Leave a comment

The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, both made by General Motors, received the highest “good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/only-2-of-9-midsize-suvs-get-top-crash-test-rating-1.1765810#ixzz2yUTrf5Nj

Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest rating in crash tests done by an insurance industry group. The two that made the grade… The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, both made by General Motors.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/only-2-of-9-midsize-suvs-get-top-crash-test-rating-1.1765810#ixzz2yUTvcVmq

Chevrolet Malibu Earns IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick+ Rating

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Chevrolet Malibu Earns IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick+ Rating

DETROIT (Monday, March 31, 2014) – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today named the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu with available Forward Collision Alert a Top Safety Pick+. The distinction requires cars to receive high marks in crash worthiness and achieve a basic, advanced or superior rating for frontal crash prevention. Read More

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Highland runs for Southlake… will you?

March 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Highland runs for Southlake... will you?

We are very fortunate to have a hospital like the Southlake Regional Health Centre in our community and we at Highland Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac are pleased to offer support.

As Canadians we have come to expect that the healthcare we receive is at the highest standard available and that government has sole responsibility for ensuring we receive what we need. The practical reality is that governments fund only a portion of a hospital needs, and that it’s the generous contributions of communities to purchase things like mobile x-ray units, blanket warmers, sleeping chairs, ventilators, CADD pumps, even CT scanners etc.

To raise money, the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation hosts an annual Run/Walkathon. Partnered with Nature’s Emporium in Newmarket, they are attempting to raise $175,000.

Highland sponsors the Run!

Highland GM is sponsoring the Run For Southlake by providing pace cars for the 10k run and the 2.5/5k run/walk. In addition to sponsoring, Highland has also registered a team of runners.

If you plan on running or walking in support of the Southlake Foundation you can register your team on their website http://www.runforsouthlake.ca, if you can not participate but would like to support Highland in their Run for Southlake, you can make donations to their team page here: http://goo.gl/9XJy2h

In Tribute to Bob Hartwell

The Run or Walk for Southlake presented by Nature’s Emporium is the evolution of the Bob Harwell Challenge that was started in 2002 to honour Bob Hartwell’s incredible contribution to our community. It is but one part of his legacy. A well-known businessman, civic leader, and most notably, an avid runner who ran the Boston Marathon several times, Bob tragically died in 2001 at the age of 54, while running in the Toronto Marathon.

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Apple has a solution to “distracted driving” accidents; CarPlay

March 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Apple announced partnerships with a number of major automakers Monday on a new system that integrates the iPhone with in-car entertainment systems.

Known as CarPlay, the setup includes a console touchscreen as well as buttons on the steering wheel that activate Siri, Apple’s voice command system. CarPlay allows drivers to make calls, listen to voicemails, hear and dictate text messages, get directions via Apple Maps and access Spotify and other music services.

Of the first vehicles to feature CarPlay later this year is Ferrari. It will be available “down the road” from GM, Apple said.

Ferrari called CarPlay a “smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car.”

CarPlay users enable the system by connecting their iPhones to their cars using Apple’s lightning charger cable. The system is only compatible with the iPhone 5, 5c and 5s.

Apple’s announcement marks a push ahead of its tech-industry competitors working to integrate smartphone technology into cars.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS product marketing, said CarPlay “lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction.” Cell-phone use is a leading contributor to “distracted driving” accidents, which killed 3,328 people and injured 421,000 in 2012, according to government statistics (USA).

Source: http://www.cnn.com

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Highland supports The ABLE Network with Drive for a Cause

March 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Highland supports The ABLE Network with Drive for a Cause

A few years ago, General Motors launched the “Drive for a Cause,” initiative, with the objective of raising awareness of dealerships’ community efforts. Each dealership was encouraged to host one or more test-drive events whereby a donation would be given to a local initiative, cause or charity for each consumer that participates. Dealers were responsible to reach out to their community and find local partners that could benefit from the donations.

Highland is a big supporter of this initiative and has partnered with various local causes, such as the Aurora Food Pantry and Southlake Regional Hospital. This time around we chose to partner up with The ABLE Network, a community based program that provides relevant inclusive work and recreation opportunities for young adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in natural job and community settings. This fantastic local organization was brought to our attention by one of our sales reps, Greg Grant. Greg’s son Ryan has down syndrome and uses ABLE’s services.

At Highland we take great pride in being involved in our community and were more than happy to help not only provide financial support for ABLE but to help promote awareness, so other’s who may someday need their services will know where to turn.

This event ran throughout the month of February, during which time we donated $25 on behalf of everyone who test drove one of our vehicles. We set out to raise $3000 and actually ended up going just over that with a total donation of $3,100 (124 total test drives). Our entire team pitched in to promote the cause and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

As this incredible journey came to a close, we were thrilled to see such a great turn out from the staff and participants at ABLE at the cheque presentation (pictured above). Thank you to everyone involved in helping to make this happen. For more information on The ABLE Network, visit http://www.theablenetwork.com

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Earn AIR MILES® Reward Miles at Highland

March 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Earn AIR MILES® Reward Miles at Highland

Higland Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is excited to announce their participation in the AIR MILES® Reward Program in the month of March!

EARN AIR MILES® ON THE PURCHASE OF A CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLE:

AIR MILES® is the largest loyalty program in North America! Now through March 31st 2014 you can earn up to 1,000 AIR MILES® with a purchase of a Certified Pre-owned vehicle from Highland Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac?

Offer includes 500 AIR MILES® reward miles with the purchase and delivery of a Certified Pre-owned vehicle from Highland.

An additional 500 AIR MILES® reward miles will be awarded with the purchase of a General Motors Protection Plan at the time of Certified Pre-owned vehicle Purchase.

So hurry in before program ends March 31st, 2014! If you’re in the market for a new GM vehicle, it’s a great time to earn AIR MILES® reward miles. Offer valid through March 31st, 2014. Some restrictions may apply. Visit Highland for details.

OR COLLECT AIR MILES® ON A VARIETY OF VEHICLE SERVICES:

• Lube, Oil, and Filter Change
• Tire Rotation
• Wheel Alignments
• Engine or Cabin Air Filter Replacement
• Brake System Repair or Replacement
• Winshield Wiper Replacement
• And More!

Until March 31st, 2014 Earn 25 Air Miles with any service*

*Air Miles offer not valid on body shop repairs or tire sales. Offer valid until March 31st, 2014. Contact Highland for details.

About the AIR MILES Reward Program

Founded in 1992, the AIR MILES® Reward Program is Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program with more than 10 million active Collector accounts, representing approximately two-thirds of all Canadian households. The AIR MILES® Reward Program allows Collectors to earn reward miles simply by doing their everyday shopping at more than 220 leading brand-name Sponsors, representing thousands of retail and service locations across Canada and leading global brands online. The AIR MILES® Reward Program also allows Collectors to indulge in more than 1200 leisure, entertainment, merchandise, travel and a range of accredited, environmentally-friendly lifestyle rewards. With AIR MILES Cash, Collectors can also have the flexibility to instantly redeem their AIR MILES® reward miles in-store towards many everyday and high value purchases like gas, grocery, drug store items and home improvement purchases at participating Sponsors. Sign up for the AIR MILES® Reward Program. – See more at: http://www.habachat.com/en/app/blog/2014/03/you-can-earn-air-miles%C2%AE-at-highland-gm-in-march_hsbzptte.html#sthash.a7g6Vowm.dpuf

The 2014 GMC Sierra

February 24, 2014 Leave a comment

The 2014 GMC Sierra

As the benchmark for pickups, the Sierra has been recognized for the following:
•AJAC Best New Pickup Truck
•First/Only Pickup to earn Highest Possible Safety Rating –5 Stars (NHTSA)
•KBB.com 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Award -recognized by Kelley Blue Book as having the lowest 5-year cost of ownership of current full size pickup trucks
•2014 Consumer Reports Top Pickup
•Truck of the Year byEvoMagazine (Middle East)

Wins:
•Best fuel economy of any V8 Pickup, better than Ford’s EcoBoostV6
•Best In Class Towing (up to 12,000 pounds)
•Most Powerful V8 in the segment (6.2L V8 –420 hp/ 460 lbsfttorque)
•A stronger, quieter, technologically advanced and more comfortable cab

Segment Firsts:
•Standard EcoTec3 Technology: Standard Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management and Variable Valve Timing to help deliver more power, more torque, and improved fuel efficiency
•Segment leading Safety features including Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and Safety Alert Seat
•CornerStepBumper –unique steps incorporated into the corners of the rear bumper
•EZ Lower Tailgate –rotary damper allows for a controlled and more gradual lowering motion
•Standard Moveable Upper Tie Down Hooks allow maximum flexibility to secure cargo
•Available LED Box Lighting make it easier to find cargo in the bed

Highland Proudly Supports the Aurora Winter Blues Festival

February 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Highland is one of the proud sponsors of this year’s Aurora Winter Blues Festival. We hope to see everyone out enjoying some fantastic live entertainment and supporting 3 great causes.

BluesBash Festival Kickoff & Fundraising Evening

Thursday, March 6th

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM – Aurora Cultural Centre – Tickets $40

♪Live performance by “BIG” Bob Hammond & The Dundas Blues Band featuring The BlusBros

♪AWBF “Youth in Music” Performance   ♪“CouncilCritters” – Mayor Geoffrey Dawe and John Abel

♪Good old fashion Dancin‘   ♪Live painting “to the beat” by local artist Adubi Akinola

♪Live & Silent Auction   ♪Hors d’oeuvres food stations   ♪Door Prizes

♪An evening of that “Good Old Devil’s Music and Fun for ALL”

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Music Workshops

Saturday, March 8th

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Aurora Cultural Centre

♪ “Free” Youth Electric & Bass Guitar Workshop (Register through The ARTS Music Store)

♪ Harmonica Workshop with Mark “Bird” Stafford and Darran Poole – Tickets $25 Sponsored by Wilson Music Services

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Reader’s Choice Award

February 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Reader's Choice Award

A great big thank you to everyone who helped make us reader’s choice for one of the best Used Car Dealerships and Transmission Shops.

The ABLE Network

February 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Vision Statement:

We inspire adults with intellectual disabilities to reach their full potential through access to better living and employment.

Mission Statement:

Our participants confidently contribute to the workplace and community, growing their independence and abilities through relevant experience in natural settings. Together, with our enthusiastic network of committed community partners, we create an environment of encouragement, healthy living, and life-long success.

Organizational Description:

The ABLE Network is a fee for service, registered charity located in Aurora, Ontario. We are a community based program that provides relevant inclusive work and recreation opportunities for young adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in natural job and community settings. Our participants are supported in our five core programs of work experience, transit training, recreation, literacy and volunteer activities. The ABLE Network is based on strong principles and research that states that inclusion of persons with an ID in natural settings provides them with an equal opportunity to make a contribution to the health and well-being of their community.

What you can do:

Visit Highland GM during the month of February and test drive any vehicle – Highland will donate $25 on your behalf to the able network. Details at: http://goo.gl/sVuTH4

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