Does the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 come with a diesel engine?
The all-new, completely redesigned GMC Sierra 1500 has only recently arrived at the Billion Auto Group showroom and the buzz surrounding the pickup truck is palpable. Obviously, the new Sierra has been outfitted with all of the latest technology that the automaker has at its disposal – including several industry-first features like the MultiPro tailgate system. However, there is one question that keeps popping up in phone calls, texts and emails our product experts receive from customers, ‘Does the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 come with a diesel engine?’ Yes, it does. The manufacturer has announced that a turbocharged diesel engine option will be available but has been stingy to this point about the details. We might have been able to dig some of it up. Read the rest of this entry »
Most common mistakes made when buying a used car
As much as we love the lineup of new cars, trucks and SUVs available at Billion Auto Group, those might not always be the best option for buyers. Did you know we also host one of the largest and most diverse inventories of pre-owned vehicles? In fact, people are often surprised to find out just how much of pre-owned vehicles we sell each month. Because of that, our sales staff has come to learn a few valuable lessons and have identified the most common mistakes made when buying a used car. We thought it would be beneficial to give buyers a heads up so they can avoid pitfalls which can make for an unpleasant experience. Read the rest of this entry »
What is the 2019 Ram Rebel 12?
It doesn’t take an automotive expert to know that the 2019 Ram 1500 is one of the best full-size pickup trucks on the market. It is now available at the Billion Auto Group showroom with a wide array of excellent powertrain options and some of the most advanced technology the automaker has to offer. Within the Ram truck family, the Rebel version stands out well above the top-of-the-line of most manufacturers. So, what is the Ram Rebel 12? Basically, it’s a premium pickup truck for those who don’t think a little mud on the fenders is a bad thing, but also want a package that is a little more refined. Let’s take a look at what Ram is bringing to the marketplace. Read the rest of this entry »
Fuel economy scores of the 2019 Ram 1500
In the relatively short period of time that the new Ram 1500 has been available at the Billion Auto Group showroom. Both staff and customers who have examined the available options have been impressed with every element of the full-size pickup truck. Ram has made many innovations to the new truck that have markedly moved the needle in on several metrics. None are more impressive than the fuel economy scores of the 2019 Ram 1500. For the new model year, the automaker shaved about 225 pounds from the platform by changing the materials and methods used to build the popular truck. Let’s take a look at the changes made by the manufacturer and how these fuel efficiency estimates will help potential buyers. Read the rest of this entry »
How long should headlights on my car last?
It’s very easy to take our headlights for granted. For the most part, they turn on when we want them and we never really have to think about them. As for how long headlights should last depends on a few different factors like when the vehicle was built, the environment the vehicle is used in and the quality of service the vehicle has received. We’ll examine a few things that might be helpful if you’re having some issues with your headlights. If there is something we can do to make your evening trips a little brighter, and safer, please make an appointment with the Billion Auto Group Service Department. Read the rest of this entry »
What is the Ram eTorque system?
Now that the 2019 Ram 1500 is available at the Billion Auto Group showroom, it occurs to us that we may have overlooked one of the new truck’s most impressive features. Since it was delivered our product experts have been repeatedly asked, ‘What is the Ram eTorque system and how does it work?’ Getting this kind of information into the hands of current and potential customers is one of the main reasons we have a blog. To be sure, the segment in which the 2019 Ram 1500 resides is one of most competitive in the entire industry. We think that this new technology could really be a game-changer. If you’d like to see the eTorque system in action, schedule a test drive with us today. Read the rest of this entry »
What does the Nissan Rear Door Alert system do?
Forgetting something in the back seat of your vehicle is certainly annoying and inconvenient, but it can also be very dangerous if a child is riding with you. Parents are under a lot of stress and making being occasionally absent-minded isn’t terribly uncommon. Leaving a child in the vehicle is incredibly dangerous, even on relatively cool days. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit when the outside temps are only in the mid-60s. Nissan is adding a system to all vehicles with four or more doors to solve this problem. So, what does the Nissan Rear Door Alert system do? Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »
How do you avoid motion sickness?
If there is something better than going out for a long drive on a beautiful Montana afternoon, we don’t know what it would be, and we don’t have much interest in finding it. However, dealing with a bout of car sickness will bring that good time to an end quickly. So, how do you avoid motion sickness? Like anything else, it takes a little knowledge and a little effort. A team of our product experts got together and did a little research to help you make sure you have an enjoyable drive. If you need a little help to get your vehicle ready for long drive, make an appointment with the Billion Auto Group Service Department today. Read the rest of this entry »
Does tire pressure need to be adjusted at different times of the year?
Modern tires are easy to overlook. As long as an owner rotates them regularly and avoids hitting potholes or picking up a loose nail, tires don’t require much attention. In the old days, this wasn’t the case and vehicle owners had a lot to worry about when it came to their tires – and we’re not even talking about finding, replacing and storing snow tires or tire chains. A fairly common customer misconception that lingers around the Billion Auto Group Service Department is that a tire press needs to be adjusted at different times of the year. Not only is this outdated information, but you could be making your vehicle less safe, not to mention causing your tires to deteriorate faster. Read the rest of this entry »
How does UConnect work and what can I do with it?
As you may or may not know, Billion Auto Group carries a full lineup of vehicles built by Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Additionally, it’s not a secret that all four of these brands all share the same parent company. Furthermore, that means that all of those vehicles host some version of the UConnect infotainment system. Just about every automaker operating in the United States today offers their special take on combining audio, connectivity and navigation functions into a single unit. But, the version offered by Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles takes this idea a step or two farther. So, how does UConnect work and what can you do with it? We put together this simple guide to help you learn the most important features. Read the rest of this entry »