Why Go to the Herb and Succulent Festival in your Wilson Vehicle

Herb & Garden Festival | Wilson GM | Stillwater, OK

The Event

Have you ever thought about starting an herb garden to help liven up your cooking? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to get a few low-maintenance houseplants for your living space? This June, the Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University will provide the perfect opportunity for you to explore each of these hobbies.

On June 8, 2019, the Botanic Garden at OSU will host the Herb and Succulent Festival. This late spring event is a wonderful outing for individuals and families alike. Visitors can expect to learn lots about the care and maintenance of various plants, from tender herbs to hardy succulents. Gather the family in your SUV from Wilson GM and head over the Botanic Garden ready to learn. You might wish to put down an old sheet or towel in the cargo area of your SUV, so you won’t need to worry about dirt and soil when you load in your new plants from the festival.

What To Expect

The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., so grab an early breakfast and head on over. The whole family is sure to enjoy their time at the Herb and Succulent Festival at OSU, where live music will accompany workshops on fun activities like creating a portable herb garden and brewing herbals.

If you need a vehicle to haul your new herbs and succulents, be sure to stop by Wilson GM and explore our vehicle lineup.

2020 GMC Acadia Boasts New Looks, New Engine, and More

2020 GMC Acadia | Wilson GM | Stillwater, OK
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Featuring a new powertrain, updated infotainment technology, and more distinctive looks, the 2020 GMC Acadia will go on sale later this year.

“The 2020 Acadia is stylish, functional, and capable with more of the smart convenience and connectivity features that customers rely on every day,” stated Duncan Aldred, Global GMC’s vice president. “And with GMC’s signature refinement at its core, the new Acadia advances the brand’s commitment to offering premium vehicles for discerning crossover customers.”

Horsepower & Technology

The 2020 Acadia will offer a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with tripower valvetrain technology that delivers 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Acadia vehicle’s current 2.5-liter inline-four and 3.6-liter V6 engines will carry over as well. All of these engines will be paired with a brand-new nine-speed automatic transmission that features Electronic Precision Shift technology.

Also featured in the 2020 Acadia is an updated GMC infotainment system. Along with an 8-inch touch screen, this system will offer an easier-to-use interface; multiple personal profile settings for audio, navigation, and climate control; a new interface and real-time updates for the navigation system; and five USB ports throughout the cabin.

New Looks

The 2020 Acadia will have a bolder look, too. The grille, front and rear fascias, and C-shaped signature lighting are new, along with fresh 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs. The new Acadia AT4 trim boasts sportier, more aggressive styling and dark accents.

The 2020 Acadia is expected to start rolling onto lots sometime in the fall, and we’re looking forward to welcoming it here at Wilson GM.

Redesigned Silverado HD Coming in 2020

2019 Silverado HD | Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK

What To Expect

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was just redesigned for 2019. Now, it’s the Silverado HD’s turn. We will see a redesigned Silverado HD for the 2020 model year. This truck will be stronger and more capable than the current model and will come with advanced technology options.

One of the most impressive things about the new Silverado HD is its increased towing power. Engineers were able to squeeze an additional 52% of towing capability into the truck. It now boasts a maximum rating of 35,500 pounds.

New Features

Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD, said, “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes to make tasks easier.”

There will be two new powertrain options. The standard engine will be a new 6.6-liter V8 rated at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. This is an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in torque, which translates to 18 percent more towing power. For even more power, there is the available Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 that generates 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

To learn more about the latest Chevy models, visit Wilson GM.

New Report Indicates Plans to Introduce an All-New Chevy TrailBlazer

2019 Chevy Trailblazer | Wilson GM
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The SUV Takeover

Each year, SUVs and crossovers become increasingly popular with drivers looking for that perfect balance between versatility, efficiency, fun, and style. Of course, automakers have taken note, adding new and innovative SUVs and crossovers to their lineups. All of this has lead to a robust market of SUV and crossover options for customers, allowing drivers to find the perfect ride for their lifestyle. A new report from Motor Trend gives us good reason to believe that drivers are about to have one more excellent option in the form of an all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer.

New vs. Old

The out-of-production Chevrolet TrailBlazer stopped rolling off the production line back in 2009, but sources have indicated that the brand intends to revive the TrailBlazer name soon. While most particulars are a mystery for now, it seems clear that an all-new TrailBlazer—while reviving the nameplate—would be drastically different than the former TrailBlazer.

What The TrailBlazer Would Offer

Motor Trend suggests that the all-new TrailBlazer would slot somewhere between the Chevrolet Trax and the Chevrolet Equinox in both price and size, giving drivers greater flexibility when searching for the right combination of price point and driving experience. For now, we’ll have to eagerly await forthcoming details about what Chevrolet has in store for the return of the TrailBlazer name. When we do learn more, we here at Wilson GM will be happy to share it with you.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Revealed

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Revealed

 

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will launch later this year, but we won’t have to wait that long to see what’s new in the heavy-duty truck. Updated engines, a stylish look, and an all-new transmission help the Chevrolet Silverado HD make the jump to comfortable and capable like never before.

A bold new design makes the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD easy to spot on the road. A premium grille and tough horizontal lines give the truck an intimidating presence.

The design is certainly something to talk about, but the real story lies under the hood. An all-new direct-injected gas engine replaces the outgoing 6.0-liter V8 engine. The engine will come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 6.6-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel V8 engine continues to produce 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. The returning diesel engine comes mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission that maximizes capability.

According to General Motors, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will feature higher payload and towing capacities compared to the outgoing model. New trailering technologies will likely mirror the systems currently found in the Silverado 1500. If so, drivers can expect trailer-theft alert, a backup hitch camera, and remote brake light check, all of which make driving the Chevrolet Silverado HD more convenient.

Learn more about this heavy-duty pickup with a visit to Wilson GM.

2019 Chevy Blazer Preview

2019 Chevy Blazer

Chevrolet always has surprises up its sleeves, and the 2019 model year is no exception. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer is a versatile SUV unlike any that you’ve seen before. Check out what you’ll have to look forward to with the Blazer.

The Chevy Blazer will sit comfortably between the Chevy Equinox (a two-row compact SUV) and the Chevy Traverse (a three-row midsize SUV). The Blazer will be a two-row midsize SUV, providing ample passenger space and cargo space.

If you haven’t caught a glance of the Chevy Blazer yet, you’ll be impressed when you do. The Blazer has a distinct look that turns heads with bold, sharp body lines throughout. RS models sport a sleek black mesh grille. Powerful wheels make a statement and help the Blazer tackle every road.

The Chevy Blazer Premier offers unparalleled luxury, with chrome accents and leather-appointed and suede microfiber seats. Various exterior and interior options on every Blazer model give you the ability to pick a Blazer that best suits your style.

The Blazer’s Cargo Management System excels at making sure all of your storage needs are met. Under the hood of the RS and Premier, you’ll find a standard V6 engine. If you drive on rough terrain, the Blazer offers available all-wheel drive on select models.

Here at Wilson GM, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.

2019 Silverado Design & Exciting New Features

2019 Silverado design
The Silverado Lining

What’s New With The 2019 Silverado Design

The Chevy Silverado is the best-selling vehicle for GM in general, which means Chevrolet’s engineers invest extra time and effort into ensuring the newest edition will impress drivers. There are a few things you can expect to find on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, including bolder styling, a lighter design, more cargo space, and a few powertrain options to save you money at the pump.  According to the NY Daily News, the 2019 Silverado design will get an added 3.9 inches on the wheelbase, as well as an additional 1.6 inches on the overall length. This transformation helps provide more space on the interior, including an added 3 inches of legroom on the Crew Cab. You’ll also find storage trays under the seats to improve cargo room.

Aluminum Frame & Duramax Engine

Other major changes include a 450-pound weight reduction thanks to added aluminum; however, the bed is still made from rolled steel, so you don’t have to worry about durability. Under the hood is an all-new Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, and a dynamic fuel management system lets you save fuel by deactivating cylinders when you’re idling. For those looking for a little extra kick when it comes to performance, check out the Silverado RST, an entirely new trim for 2019. This comes with 22-inch wheels, a monochromatic exterior, and highly advanced performance technologies.

Here at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK, we are eagerly counting down the days until the latest Chevy Silverado model arrives on our dealership lot.

Comparing the Chevrolet Silverado with the Ford F-150

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Truckin’ Along!

Top Selling Trucks

The top two best-selling vehicles in the U.S. are the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado. Both of these pickups are reliable, tough, and powerful vehicles designed to provide a smooth, comfortable driving experience without sacrificing capability or performance. However, you might be wondering which option to buy. By comparing Chevrolet Silverado features and options to those of the Ford F-150, you can make the best choice to fit your needs.

 

Comparing The Chevrolet Silverado

Both the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150 come in around the same price point. However, when it comes to add-ons and available features, the Ford F-150 only offers its more luxurious features at high-end prices, whereas the Silverado gives buyers plenty of great value at lower trims.

 

Engine Options

The Ford F-150 has a lot of innovative technology features that help it tow a little more confidently and safely than past iterations of the pickup. Still, when it comes down to it, engine options on the Chevrolet Silverado – along with its high-strength steel build – provide it with more practical features and a top-notch towing capacity.

 

Capability

Overall, if you are looking for a vehicle that does its job well, comparing the Chevrolet Silverado to the Ford F-150 will show you that the Chevy Silverado comes with entry-level capability, value, and practicality, in addition to all the fun bells and whistles. You can have it all in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, which is available here at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.

All-New Sierra AT4 Can Off-Road Like None Other

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Beating The Competition

The all-new 2019 Sierra AT4 easily beats out the competition with its innovative blend of off-road capability and ruggedness. This vehicle reaches the pinnacle of what you could want in a full-size pickup truck, offering superior performance, capability, innovative technology, and a bold style. The Sierra AT4 marks the beginning of the AT4 brand, which will extend to the entire GMC vehicle lineup during the next couple of years.

An Abundance Of Features

With the 2019 Sierra AT4, you’ll want for nothing. It comes with numerous standard features that every driver will be thankful for, including a suspension lift, 4WD, off-road-tuned shock absorbers, 18-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, Hill Descent Control, and Traction Select System. The Traction Select System allows you to choose the drive mode best suited to the current road or driving conditions, allowing you and your Sierra AT4 to easily handle harsh weather and rough terrain. The system optimizes performance by adjusting various components, including the Sierra’s transmission shift points and smart StabiliTrak system.

Upgradable

The Sierra AT4 also offers various available features that you can choose from, including a segment-first Multi-Color Heads-Up Display, an industry-first Carbon Fiber Pickup Box, and numerous advanced safety features. The Carbon Fiber Pickup Truck is designed to maximize the Sierra AT4’s durability and efficiency, as the carbon fiber material is both light and remarkably strong.

Power & More Power

The 2019 Sierra AT4 is powered by a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine, but you can kick up the power further if you opt for either the available 6.2-liter V8 engine of the Duramax 3.0-liter inline-sic turbo-diesel engine. Both of these superior engines come paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with powerful and smooth shifting.

Learn more about this exciting new addition to the GMC lineup with a visit to Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.

Spring Cleaning Hacks for Your Silverado

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Spring Into Your Silverado

After a long winter, your Chevrolet Silverado is probably looking a bit dingy. Now that spring is here, it is time to spruce it up, so here are a few cleaning hacks for your Silverado that will help it look as good as new.

Compressed Air

Clean the dust from all of those hard to reach places, like inside your vents, with a can of compressed air.

Toothbrush

Dirt likes to gather in all the tiny textured surfaces in your truck. Use a toothbrush to help you gently scrub away the lingering grime.

Toothpaste

Over time, headlights can get cloudy. Grab a tube of whitening toothpaste and rub the paste all over your headlights. Let it sit for a few minutes, rinse it off, and take in your good-as-new lights.

Cooking Spray

Your grille can become caked with dead bugs. Instead of trying to scrub them away, spray them with a can of cooking spray. Then, wait a few seconds and wipe it all away with a microfiber cloth.

Bleach Powder

Are your rims suffering from a bit of road rash? Get a microfiber cloth, sprinkle some bleach powder onto it, and then splash it with Lysol. Scrub away at the grimy spots on your rims to reveal its original shine.

If your truck is too far gone, or if you would like to have one all your own to practice these cleaning tips on, come get a new Chevrolet Silverado at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.