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
image from Consumer Reports

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
Image by New York Daily News

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.

Wilson GM Opening Second Store to Better Serve You

Wilson GM New Location - 2019 Buick Envision

At Wilson GM, we do everything we can to make your car shopping experience as simple as possible. To make your experience even better, we’re opening up a new GMC Buick showroom right next to our current store. This new location will serve GMC and Buick customers separately from Chevrolet customers. The result will be even better service, and expanded inventory, and the same excellent deals you rely on here at Wilson GM.

 

Superior inventory

At Wilson GM, we already have the area’s leading selection of Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet vehicles, and the addition of a new store will only make things even better. No matter which model you’re looking for, you can count on finding the perfect ride at Wilson GM.

 

Enhanced customer service

As we expand, we’ll be able to provide even better customer service. By dividing our showrooms, we’ll be able to offer high-end service tailored to your specific needs. The addition of our new location will free up salespeople to help you as you start your journey to find the perfect new car.

 

The best deals in Stillwater

As always, you can expect the best deals in the region at Wilson GM. Our new location will only make things better, offering a greater selection, better service, and the best prices around.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our brand-new location.

Aaron Wilson Makes $10k Donation to Stillwater Public Schools

Donation to Stillwater Public Schools

For decades, Chevrolet has found ways to show its support for its local communities and citizens who are dedicated to improving them. Public education is no doubt one of the most important factors for growth and development in any location. As a gesture of their support to the local Oklahoma schools, Chevrolet and the Wilson Auto Family were able to make a generous donation to Stillwater Public Schools.

 

Aaron Wilson, the president of Chevy Drives Oklahoma and a part of the Wilson Auto Family, announced the donation in a speech at an all-faculty meeting over the summer. It took a phone call to the regional office in Dallas, Texas to suggest that Chevrolet support the local Stillwater Public Schools. They say that “Chevy drives Oklahoma,” but when Chevrolet agreed to donate $10,000 to the Stillwater Public Schools, Wilson could proudly announce that #ChevyDrivesEducation. The Wilson Auto Family is so honored to be part of a movement that supports the local education.

 

Stillwater Public Schools are just one of many public school systems across the state of Oklahoma that will receive money as part of the #ChevyDrivesEducation program. In addition to its donations, Chevy also shows support to education by providing the most affordable prices possible through special discounts to educators.

 

Here at Wilson GM, we are proud to support those who work hard to educate our community.

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.

Wilson GM Proudly Support the Troops

Support the Troops
Support the Troops

Helping  You Get A New Vehicle

Chevrolet is a true American automaker and proudly stands with the U.S. troops, providing them with the vehicles they desire at a price that recognizes their service. Chevrolet and its dealerships across the country wish to recognize the troops, and that’s why there is the Chevy Military Program and Discount. This discount extends to Active Duty members, Reservists, National Guard members, Veterans (within one year of discharge), and Retirees of the U.S. armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Receive Your Discount

To receive the discount, simply go to gmmilitarydiscount.com and register. You will then get a discount authorization code, which you can take to your local dealership to purchase your new vehicle. You can apply the discount to whatever vehicle you choose, such as a Special Ops Edition of the Silverado 1500, which features a naval-inspired design, or the Colorado ZH2, which was developed collaboratively with the U.S. Army.

We Support the Troops

At Wilson GM, we provide an additional benefit to service members: in the event that you are called to active duty, we will happily take back any leased vehicles. This falls in accordance with the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which was established in 2003 and grants legal protections to members of the United States Military and allows military members to terminate automobile leases in certain circumstances. Wilson will happily help you carry out this process as you prepare to leave for active duty.

Wreaths Across America

Chevy’s support of service members extends beyond vehicle discounts. The automaker also actively supports service members and their families by partnering with Wreaths Across America, as well as proudly taking part in the Hiring Our Heroes Program. Wreaths Across America works tirelessly to make sure that fallen heroes are memorialized and those still serving are supported. One of their main initiatives is laying a quarter of a million wreaths per year at cemeteries across the country, and Chevy is proudly donating 4,000 wreaths and 12 vehicles for a Veterans Parade from Maine to Arlington.

Hiring Our Heroes

Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK & GM as a whole is also a corporate partner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, which helps veterans find employment after returning from service. Both Chevrolet and the entire staff here at Wilson GM are proud to offer these exceptional services and support to military men and women, giving back to those who serve us day in and day out.

Spring Cleaning Hacks for Your Silverado

cleaning hacks for your Silverado
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.