Do I need to get snow tires for my vehicle?
There is never a bad time to prepare for the adverse weather we experience during a cold Montana winter. Driving on icy, snow-covered or otherwise less-than-perfect roads is a necessary evil if we’re going to get to work or get groceries. The Billion Auto Group Service Department gets asked, ‘Do I need to get snow tires for my vehicle,’ at least once a month on average throughout the year. Each customer who asks that question gets the same answer, yes. Several traffic-safety studies have been completed on the subject and almost all of them come back with the conclusion that snow tires are very important to safe winter driving. Let’s take a look at a few common questions. Read the rest of this entry »
Which color of car gets pulled over the most?
Billion Auto Group is home to some of the most popular models in some of the most popular segments in the entire automotive industry. Regardless of what kind of car, truck or SUV someone is interested in buying, picking out the perfect color always seems to be among the hardest choices for a buyer to make. Even the most experienced car buyers ask our product experts, ‘Which color of car gets pulled over the most?’ Conventional wisdom and urban legend say that red will get the most negative attention from law enforcement. However, the data doesn’t quite bear that out. Read the rest of this entry »
2020 Jeep Gladiator at 2019 King of the Hammers Race
Just about every product expert working in the Billion Auto Group showroom is eagerly counting down the days until the all-new Jeep Gladiator is finally available. We’re still waiting for a more concrete answer as to when it will finally be delivered, although we do know that the vehicle will arrive this spring. In the meantime, more than a few members of the team will be paying close attention to the 2020 Jeep Gladiator at the 2019 King of the Hammers race in California later this month. An aftermarket performance shop is outfitting a new Gladiator and the team has partnered with professional drivers to show off the new Jeep model in this grueling race. Read the rest of this entry »
What’s new for the 2019 GMC Sierra HD models?
If you’re a regular visitor to the Billion Auto Group Blog, you know that there is a lot of exciting things happening inside of the pickup truck segment. We’ve already witnessed blockbuster upgrades from the medium-duty full-size trucks produced by GMC and Ram. Potential customers who have needs that outpace what those trucks have to offer, both manufacturers have announced major upgrades to their heavy-duty lineups. So, what’s new for the 2019 GMC Sierra HD models? The press release from the automaker describes the new heavy-duty Sierra as, ‘Bigger, stronger, smarter,’ than its previous versions. Let’s take a look at what you can expect when it’s available at Billion Auto Group. Read the rest of this entry »
Release date for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty
As a manufacturer, Ram Trucks is having one of the all-time great runs in automotive history. It’s all new 2019 Ram 1500 has been named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year. When Ram took center stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for its portion of the 2019 exposition, they debuted one of the most powerful and capable trucks ever produced. When the release date for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty arrives at Billion Auto Group, it will set a standard that the rest of the industry will spend a long time trying to catch – much less surpass. Let’s take a look at what we know at this point. Read the rest of this entry »
How do I remove the front doors from my 2018 Jeep Wrangler?
The Jeep Wrangler is easily the most popular model the automaker produces that is currently available at the Billion Auto Group showroom. Of all the Wrangler’s features that have endured over the years, the ability for an owner to take the doors off is always among the most popular. If you’re looking forward to being able to take advantage of this, you might be wondering, ‘How do I remove the front doors from my 2018 Jeep Wrangler?’ The product experts at Billion Auto Group are here to help. We’ll walk you through the steps you’ll need to take to take the doors off and enjoy your Wrangler as it was intended. Read the rest of this entry »
How can I make my car last longer?
Despite all of the great new vehicles that are available at the Billion Auto Group showroom, some people are hopelessly attached to the car, truck or SUV they are driving right now. Everyone who works at the dealerships completely understands the love affair a person can have with their vehicle. If you fall into this category, you may be wondering, ‘How can I make my car last longer?’ Luckily, this an area where we can offer a lot of insight. Overall, the secret to getting as many miles out of your vehicle as possible. If there is anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our product experts. Read the rest of this entry »
What is the best full-size pickup truck for 2019?
Do you follow us on Facebook? If you do, you may have noticed that we love the lineup of pickup trucks we offer at Billion Auto Group. It’s a well-worn trope that truck-buyers are notoriously hard to convince to change allegiances. Since the latest models from Ram and GMC have arrived, our product experts are asked all the time, ‘What is the best full-size pickup truck for 2019?’ That’s a hard one for us because it’s like picking which of our kids is our favorite. Thankfully, the automotive press is in a position to be a bit more objective, if not, outright dispassionate in their evaluations. Motor Trend magazine has named the 2019 Ram 1500 as their current Truck of the Year, unseating the previous long-time champion. Read the rest of this entry »
How often do I need to change my transmission fluid?
It isn’t a huge mental leap to imagine that a vehicle’s transmission is made of a lot of individual parts that operate in very close quarters, producing a lot of heat. Transmission fluid keeps these parts lubricated and moving freely. However, unlike engine oil, the fluid flowing through your vehicle’s gears shouldn’t need a whole lot of attention. So, how often do you need to change your transmission fluid? Like far too many things in the automotive industry, there isn’t one universal answer that will apply to everyone. We’ll go over a few things that might help you take better care of your vehicle and get as many miles out of it as possible. If you have any questions, please reach out to our service department today. Read the rest of this entry »
Release date for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator
When it comes to offering unapologetic off-road capability, Jeep really stands alone in the global automotive industry. Every few years, another vehicle manufacturer tries to go toe-to-toe with Jeep and they never quite get to where they’re going. When the release date for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is officially crossed off the calendar, customers will be getting all of the terrain-eating capability that has made the Jeep Wrangler the segment’s gold standard is being combined with the flexibility of a midsize pickup truck. There are still a few details that have yet to be released about the all-new member of the Jeep family. However, our team of product experts were very excited to get as much information to potential customers as soon as possible. Let us know if you want to reserve a 2020 Gladiator before it arrives at Billion Auto Group. Read the rest of this entry »