Light Up The Night In White

Light up the night in whiteGather your friends and family in your GMC and come together for an elegant evening of fun by supporting the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club on August 17th. The Coweta Club at the Arbor Springs Plantation will be hosting Coweta County’s Annual Light Up the Night in White event starting at 7:00pm and ending around 11:00pm. This is a wine tasting event so all participants desiring to partake in the selections must be 21 and over.

Break out your best “Summer White” attire for this summer end party and benefit the children and teens in Coweta County. Event attendees will be able to taste a wide selection of the finest wines and beers. Enjoy sampling gourmet hors d’ouevres while soaking in the harmonious atmosphere with live jazz music. Take the opportunity to bid on art that is handcrafted by youth artists from the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club.

Tickets for the Light Up the Night in White will be available for purchase at the door. Individual tickets are $75. Pairs of tickets are sold for $120. They will also be available here at Southtowne in advance for $65 each and $100 for a pair.

For nearly 75 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta have been in the forefront of youth development. It changes the lives of children and teens by providing a safe and encouraging learning environment with programs that inspire them to accomplish their potential. No child is ever turned away.

The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s young people, who are need of the most assistance, have the access to quality programs and services that provide hope to ensure that they get the chance to become productive adults. The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta is a private, non-profit organization which relies on private and corporate individuals as well as United Way funding to fill the gaps of operational expenses.

If you’re headed out to this event, stop by and check out your Newnan car dealer along the way!

July Specials

We all look for great deals for everything. We search high and low for the best prices and value our money can buy. And it’s understandable in this economy these days. Thankfully, your friends over at SouthTowne can help. We have specials for our service department that can save you some cash now, and a lot later. If you keep on top of maintenance, you can be rest assured that you will not have to spend a lot of extra dough later if something goes wrong.

You can bring your GMC now to your Newnan car dealer for $5 off on an oil change. This includes up to 5 quarts of synthetic oil and filter. Most places charge an arm and a leg for oil changes so every little bit helps! You can also bring your car or truck in for a free tire mounting and balancing with purchase of 4 new tires. This offer is good for conventional tires only. Any special tires are extra charge.

There is also a coupon for $5 off any automotive service over $50. This offer excludes the purchase of tires and has a $50 minimum purchase. See service department for details. And who wants to get caught on the side of the road with a dead battery? Right now, get a free battery testing which includes visual inspection of battery and terminals as well as testing the battery.

Brake failure is a nightmare that can be followed by many harmful and costly implications. Come in now for a free brake inspection. This inspection includes a check of the rotors, drums, connections, and inspect parking brake for damage and proper operation. And lastly, we are offering a free diagnostic check that will test for system fault codes. We will discuss possible failures and recommend any solutions.

If you need any of the above mentioned work done, make sure to stop by and see us at SouthTowne. All of the specials mentioned here can be found on our website under the service tab.

Summer Heat

Summer is just around the corner. And while we can escape it with air conditioning, swimming pools and comfortable clothes, our vehicles cannot. They rely on us to help with this. Extreme heat can push your vehicle past its limits leaving some drivers stranded at the roadside because of it. Don’t let heat waves take their toll on your car. Here is some friendly advice from your Newnan Chevy dealer to help keep your car running smooth for summer.

Summer heat can negatively impact your car’s battery worse than the bitter cold of winter. The high temperatures accelerate your batterys chemical operation and cause the internal fluids to evaporate making them burn out quicker. This quicker evaporation of the battery fluid leads to corrosion on terminal connections. If needed, add only distilled water back into your battery. High temperatures, along with vibrations, are your batteries worst enemies. Keep the battery terminals and cable clamps properly cleaned, clear of corrosion and properly secured to minimize vibration.

Keeping your engine cool in extreme temperatures is vital. Your car’s engine works twice as hard in the summer. It is the cooling system’s job to protect the engine from overheating. Not having proper cooling system maintenance can lead to boil-over and long term damage. Make sure the coolant in your Chevy truck is filled to the proper level. Inspect hoses and drive belts for cracking and soft areas. Worn parts are vulnerable to failure and should be replaced.

Extreme heat is also your tires enemy; particularly tires that are under-inflated. Driving on under-inflated tires not only affects handling and breaking in your vehicle, it can also cause tires to overheat and increase your chances of a blowout. Keep your tires inflated to their proper PSI and inspect the tire treads for adequate depth.


SavannahPlanning a trip to Savannah? Visit your Atlanta Buick dealer before you head out to get a great ca to road trip in! This city is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the largest historic district in the nation. It is rich in history art, culture and live theatre drawing thousands of visitors to this beautiful city.

Downtown Savannah’s Historic district was designed by James Edward Oglethrope around a series of town squares which would able all the residents to come together for social events and everyday interactions. These 22 public squares provide a diversity of history, art and culture which can be easily traveled. Take a carriage ride and become mesmerized by the hauntingly beautiful Spanish moss-covered canopies of live oaks, one of the city’s most iconic symbols. Or hop aboard one of the cities many tour buses. Either way, you will discover yourself drawn in and never wanting to leave this breathtakingly beautiful town.

River Street is Savannahs riverfront shopping and dining scene. This old cobbled street is probably one of the most popular attractions for guests. It is a place to enjoy the aquatic atmosphere and watch the boats from all over the world navigate into one of the busiest harbors in the USA. Here you can relish the best restaurants and gift shops that the city has to offer.

Savannah is known for being one of the most haunted cities in the world. The city was constructed literally on its deceased. Homes and buildings sit atop Native American burial grounds and roads cover forgotten graveyards. Over the years, immense bloody battles, yellow fever and hurricanes have taken hundreds of lives leaving behind troubled spirits. Many visitors have a mix of haunting and healing energies which is all the more reason for guests to explore Savannah’s dark side.

Have you taken a trip to Georgia’s coast? Let us know your favorite spots in the comments below!

June Features

Summer is here and what better way to venture to your vacation destination than with a new car from your Atlanta Cadillac dealer. Our featured inventory grows every day with dozens of vehicles to choose from! Whether it’s for work or play, we have all types, shapes and sizes. Luxury or something practical, we have it all!

Need a truck for work or hauling? The 2012 Ford F150 Super Cab might be the one for you. With only 18,000 miles and a 5.0L V8 engine, it still has a long lifetime of hauling and towing. It features an automatic transmission, power steering and stability control with anti-roll control. This truck is a steal for only $29,995. Not a Ford fan? No problem! We have a variety of trucks such as a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. This great vehicle has under 11,000 miles and power steering. It will be sure to help your work day go by a lot smoother. This truck is very basic but gets the job done at only $18,995.

You read about our amazing work vehicles, but what about for play? We have that covered too. From SUVs and vans to motorcycles, look no further for your next car! The 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.5L gets 33 MPG highway and is fully loaded for your convenience. It features leather seats, dual-zone climate control, power heated mirrors, keyless ignition, tinted windows and loads more! It is so nice, you can’t pass up this sleek sedan.

MalibuAnd there’s no need to stop as much for gas with the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 1LS. This car gets 34 MPG highway and comes equipped with power everything and even wireless phone connectivity. It is very sharp and under $20k. So come on down to SouthTowne and check out all of the cars we have featured!

Summer Wined Up

What event should you be excited for this summer? The 4th Annual Summer Wined Up of course! This adult-only walking event was previously known as “Wine About the Economy”. This event will be held on Main Street in Newnan on June 15th from 5-9pm. It is a wine sampling with wines from twenty-one merchants each who will be featuring a different wine. Tickets for the event are $20 in advance through or by calling JoAnn Gentry at 770-253-8283.

Tickets will be sold the day of the event as well for $25. All participants, 21 and over with valid ID, will receive a brochure, commemorative wine glass and event bracelet. The brochure will have a map inside locating all merchants as well as information on the the wine that will be served. Everyone will need to where their event bracelet at all times. There will be live music, complimentary refreshments, retail sales specials and much more!

A wide selection of wines will be sampled. From white and sweet Muscadine made in Georgia to traditional red wines and even summer whites. The birthplace of wine in California, Sonoma Valley, is even sending complementary contributions. There will even be selections from countries such as South America, New Zealand, Argentina and Spain. Wine has been a huge part in all cultures across the world. The earliest evidence of wine-making dates back as far as 6000 BCE in the country of Georgia.

So come, be a part of a centuries old tradition and taste all that the Summer Wined Up festival has for you! There is sure to be a taste you will fall in love with. Or maybe just stick to the tried and true ones you’ve always loved. This event is certainly bound to please all wine-lovers.

June Service Specials

Summer is around the corner. Make sure you are ready for whatever the Georgia heat can throw at you! Here at SouthTowne, we have a variety of service specials for all of your car care needs. Always make sure your battery has plenty of juice. Bring in your vehicle for a free battery testing with our coupon. If you do need a new battery, we would be glad to assist in finding the perfect one for your Buick, Cadillac, GMC or Chevrolet.

You also want to make sure your tires are in top condition. You never know when inclement weather or unstable conditions will happen. Right now with our special pricing, when you buy a new complete set of tires, you will receive free tire balancing and mounting. What a great deal! We are also offering a $5 off for any service of $50 or more and $5 off any oil change.

Check engine light staring you in the face and not sure what it needs? No problem! Just bring it by and have our certified staff run a free diagnostic test to find the cause. We will clear any codes if needed and recommend anything we see that might need to be worked on. We also do a free brake inspection and will install if they are in need of repair.

With such a well-rounded service department, why take your GMC or Buick anywhere else? Appointments are not required but you may schedule ahead of time for faster service. We are open Monday thru Friday from 7:30am until 6:00pm and on Saturday from 8:00am until 2:00pm. All coupons can be found on our webpage under the Specials tab. And don’t forget to sign up for our email list for extra savings from your Newnan GMC dealer!