July Cadillac Offers

Change is a great thing and what better to change than the older Cadillac CTS that you’ve been driving. The Cadillac Lease Pull-Ahead has returned and that means that you can trade in your old lease for a new one. They will even cover up to four months of payments or up to $3,000. Remember, all Cadillacs, whether they are leased or purchased, come with their premium care maintenance package for the first 50,000 miles or four years. Here are the amazing vehicle options you can choose from during this event.

Though not a new vehicle, the ATS has been redesigned for the year. The 2014 ATS comes with a Turbo 2.0L engine which means superb drivability for you and your companions. Also updated for the 2014 year are more technology advancements and including the best luxury around. You won’t find another luxury sport sedan like this one anywhere. You can lease this fantastic vehicle for just $319 per month for 36 months with $3,219 due at signing for well-qualified lessees.

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The CTS is just as amazing as the ATS and has a striking design sign both inside and out. The outside has a fast-rake windshield which not only complements the sleek profile of the sedan but also helps improve fuel efficiency. The interior holds many luxurious and comfortable details such as a heated steering wheel, electronic cupholder cover, leather seating and so much more. This beautiful piece of work is just $479 a month on a 36 month lease with $3,979 due at signing.

Need something larger for a big family or more cargo space? Check out the 2014 Escalade. This SUV packs more in than ever with the available 6.2L V8 engine which churns out over 400 horsepower. The grille remains the trademark of the Escalade but other features of the exterior such as the mirrors which are power-folding are worth taking note of. Inside, duel-zone climate controls are a thing of the past. The new tri-zone climate controls allow driver, passenger and rear passengers to select their own comfort levels up to 30 degrees difference. Get yours today for just $699 a month with a 36 month lease and $4,599 due at signing.

At SouthTowne Motors, we go that extra mile to get you into the perfect car of your choice. Come see us today. We are ready and waiting for you.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rememberance

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Martin Luther King, Jr. played a huge part in helping to bridge the gap between the races during the 1950s and 1960s. He was a civil rights activist, pastor, humanitarian and leader. He was highly regarded for using nonviolent civil disobedience to get his points across. The United States observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day every third Monday of January, which brings it in close proximity to his birthday, January 15.

One of the most memorable questions he posed to his audiences was “What are you doing for others?” If you want to partake in celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., but aren’t sure what to do, we have some ideas.

Do things for other people when you can. Volunteer at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, cleanup projects, and more. Find ways you can help educate people around you by living his example of being nonviolent.

Cleanup projects are simple and easy ways to give back to the community and to the environment. Pick up at least ten piece of trash in your community, or more if you feel up to it.

There are several other projects around the Atlanta area. Load up your friends and family in your Southtowne Chevrolet and check out these wonderfully inspiring events near you.

The Covenant House Georgia AmeriCorps Campus is having a groundskeeping day on January 20 from 9am to 12pm. There is also a day of cleanup at the Chastain Memorial Park Conservancy. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, volunteers will help with spreading mulch, raking leaves, and general cleaning of the park. Being outdoors, volunteers who are allergic to poison ivy or who are sensitive to the sun should wear long sleeves and pants. All persons willing to attend must at least be eight years of age or older.

Another great way to help the community is by volunteering just a few hours of your time delivering food to those with unique nutritional needs. The Open Hand Meal Delivery project will take place from 10am until 1pm. Groups of two or three use their own vehicle to personally deliver meals previously prepared. You must be 18, have proof of insurance, and possess a valid driver’s license.

What better way to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day than by serving the community near your Newnan dealership?

Cadillac Offers

Cadillac is one of the best luxury brands on the market today. Currently, they are trying to clear the space for the newer year models so that means even better savings for you. You can take advantage of amazing deals and specials on all remaining 2013 Cadillac models at your Newnan dealership. Not sure what vehicles there are to choose from? No problem. Here is a short list of some of the vehicles offered during this sale.

All Cadillac ATS are being offered with zero percent APR for 60 months for qualified buyers or up to $5,000 purchase cash. What an unbelievable deal. In case you have missed out on this amazing sedan, here is a little recap on what it has. This car is a solid choice if you are wanting something a little different. It has excellent handling, a cutting-edge interior design and either a 2.0L or Turbo engine that makes this car fun to drive. It also has the CUE system which is equipped with Bluetooth capabilities, a navigation system and dozens of apps and easy access features.

The Cadillac SRX Crossover is also on the list with a zero percent APR for 60 months or a $3,000 purchase cash credit. This crossover has cruise control, Bluetooth capabilities, satellite radio, power heated mirrors, transmission hill holder, a tire pressure monitoring system, reclining rear seats, tinted windows, audio controls on the steering wheel and lots, lots more. You will have to see it to believe how many amazing features come with this vehicle.

The 2013 Escalade has the same deal as the SRX Crossover and is bigger and better than ever. The 2013 year model has dual-zone climate control, a heated steering wheel with audio controls, power heated mirrors, driver memory seats, rear air conditioning, auto-dimming mirrors, a navigation system, Bluetooth capabilities, heated front seats, Xenon headlights, signal mirrors and loads more. It also has great safety features that include an antilock braking system, fog lights, lots of airbags, traction control and stability control with anti-roll.

These cars are in their last month on the lots so hurry in today to SouthTowne Motors to get yours before these fabulous deals are gone for the year. Remember, new or used, we are your go-to place for Cadillac, Chevy and GMC.

Ownership on a Budget

The friendly staff over at SouthTowne Motors understands the need for a dependable vehicle without the large price tag. Not everyone can afford a brand new car. Thankfully, there are a lot of great deals on our sales lot. We have dozens that are under $15,000. To give you an idea of what you can come and test drive, here are a few of the options we have available right now.

We have a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo that has under 21,000 miles on the odometer. It is powered by a 1.6L i4 DOHC engine that gets 108 horsepower. A few of the features this beautiful red 4 door car has are a tilt steering wheel, passenger airbag, and daytime running lights. This sedan gets great mileage with 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. This great car is just $12,995. We also have a 2008 year model of the Aveo 5 LS with under 70,000 miles for just $7,995.

Want something newer without the high price? Check out the 2013 Chevy Spark 2LT we have for only $14,995. This cozy hatchback gets amazing gas mileage at 32 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. With just over 6,000 miles on the 1.2L I4 engine, this car is a steal. A few of the standard features this car has are Bluetooth capability, remote power door locks, heated front seats, and front video monitor location. For the sporty consumers, this car also has a rear spoiler and tinted windows.

Need something with a little more power? We have a great 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 for $8,995. This family-styled sedan does have a 2.5L 5 cylinder engine but is great for rides with family and friends. It rides smooth and has only 103,800 miles. This car looks great and runs even better. Don’t hesitate to drive any of the cars on our specials lot. We have more coming in every day so take a look for yourself.

Here at your Newnan car dealer, we strive to provide you with the best in cars and service. No matter your needs, from sales to parts or service, we will do our best to send you out the door with nothing but satisfaction. Give us the chance to show you how superior our car dealership is.

History of Cadillac

Cadillac is a strong, innovative brand that brings the word luxury to the next level. This company was formed by the last remaining remnants of the Henry Ford Company when it was dissolved. When an engineer by the name of Henry Leland was called to appraise the leftover equipment and plant before sale, he instead persuaded them to form a new automobile company. At the time, Leland had developed his own engine with a single-cylinder so, using this design, they reformed the company in 1902 as the Cadillac Automobile Company. Naturally, Leland’s manufacturing plant merged with Cadillac by 1905.

The company’s iconic name was decided on after the French 17th century explorer, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. This explorer had founded the city of Detroit in 1701 so it seemed fitting enough to name a company after this great explorer over 200 years later. The early budding automobile company produced their first two cars in October of 1902; the Runabout and Tonneau. These early vehicles were two-seater horseless carriages that were powered by Leland’s single-cylinder engine.

After these new cars were shown at the New York Auto Show the following year, the crowd was so impressed that over 2,000 orders were made for them. At the time, they were more reliable than their competitors and the public was eager to have them. In 1908, Cadillac was awarded the Dewar Trophy for having the most significant development in automotive history. The brand has always aimed for style, precision and luxury which has led it to become one of the most supreme cars in the United States.

General Motors bought Cadillac in 1909 and it became their status brand of luxury vehicles. GM also used Cadillac as the commercial chassis for hearses, ambulances, limousines and others. By 1917, they had developed a V8 engine which allowed the vehicle to achieve a speed of 65 miles per hour. The roads at the time were not even developed properly for this quickness.

The brand has survived through both World Wars and strives to keep their promise to stun the world with their innovative and high-quality vehicles. There are many fine dealerships you can find this high-class brand. Your local Newnan car dealer, SouthTowne Motors, is proud to sell them.

Best Vehicles for Tailgating at SouthTowne Motors

The tailgating season is approaching. With football games, NASCAR races, and other popular outdoor sports, the buzz and excitement is heavy in the air. The motions of tailgating are simple: pick up some friends or family, grab some grub from the store, and then park at your stadium destination.

But what if you don’t have an appropriate vehicle for this type of party? No worries! Just stop at your Newnan car dealer for a new Chevy truck before your event.

Chevy Silverado - perfect for football tailgating

We have several tailgating options to choose from. The best selections to go with, naturally, are trucks. Even so, there are a range of other vehicles that don’t typically fit the tailgating mold. For instance, a great car for this is the Chevrolet Traverse 2LT. It can seat up to 8 people and has a large cargo area. Both the second and third row seats can fold down for extra carrying capacity.

The Cadillac Escalade, or the EXT version, are both great vehicles to party with. The EXT is the same great Escalade you have come to love, with all the spacious room and luxurious features. The EXT attached to the name means the rear half is a truck. Very useful for tailgating yet comfortable enough for 8 people to stretch out.

Another great SUV/truck hybrid that is perfect for tailgating is the Chevrolet Avalanche. It can seat up to 6 people happily and boasts over 45 cu feet inside as well as a 98 inch bed. Just think of the possibilities you can do with that much space. Some people have even customized their trucks and SUVs to fit bars and an entertainment system in the bed of their vehicles for such occasions.

Buick enters this list with their Enclave and Rendezvous models. The Enclave seats up to 8 people with both back rows able to collapse for extra storage space. Perfect for hauling all the extra coolers and accessories you might need for your get-together. The Rendezvous is a crossover SUV that was built between 2002 and 2007. They no longer produce these, but, if you can find one, you can customize it and make it one of the best tailgating vehicles around.

Of course, many other options are out there since you can tailgate in almost anything. So, if you want a great tailgating car or truck that your friends will be jealous of, drive just an hour south of Atlanta to Southtowne.

August End of Summer Specials

Are you ready for a new car? Whatever your reason is for buying a different car, SouthTowne Motors in Newnan is here for you. We have many vehicles for you to choose from no matter what your preference.

Take the brand new 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT1 on sale right now for just $42,995, for instance. This beautiful and stylish family ride has loads of features, such as a heated driver mirror, Bluetooth connectivity, a compass, TV, and heated front seats. This SUV is powered by a 5.3L V8 engine and gets 15mpg city and 21mpg highway. It also has plenty of room for your extras, whether it be luggage or people, with the addition of the third row.

Next on our list is a gently used 2011 Cadillac CTS Premium. If you’re looking for a car to impress, this is it. This stunningly attractive 2-door styled vehicle has only 24,000 miles on it and comes with dozens of amazing features. Both front seats are 8-way power adjustable and heated, it has leather upholstery, a sunroof for those hot days, and a keyless ignition feature. This is one car you will have to see for yourself to believe. The 3.6L V6 DOHC engine leads it to get a combined fuel rating of around 21mpg. This coupe is on sale for just $34,995.

We know sometimes customers are just in the market for a work vehicle, or a vehicle that just works. We have those too! New or used, large or small, let us be your Chevy dealership for work trucks! There are some as low as $21,903 (a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck). So come on down and see us, Atlanta!

Car Safety Glass is Stronger Than You Might Think

You have windows all throughout your home or apartment, and if you’ve ever broken one (guilty here on a few occasions), you know that when they shatter, glass goes everywhere. Hopefully you’ve never been involved in an auto accident, but if you have, you probably noticed that car windows don’t shatter so easily. Why?

Safety glass!

So, what makes safety glass different? Safety glass is made up of several layers of glass – usually two or more – and a thin layer of clear, plastic film which is sandwiched between them. This film helps keep glass from flying everywhere when broken, which could cause injury to you, or any other occupants in your car.

Safety glass was first used in cars in the late 1920s, and before that, the car windows were made similar to those windows found in your home. Ouch! According to glasslinks.com, the safety glass in cars today can withstand three times the impact velocity of standard windshields.

Most side and rear windows in cars are made from a tempered safety glass. This tempering process can strengthen glass up to 10 times that of un-tempered glass. It involves heating the glass and contouring it as it heats. While very strong, tempered glass can break, but when it does, it shatters into rounded, smaller pieces that are less likely to injure someone.

You learn something new every day, don’t you? If you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them here or come on over and visit me at the Southtowne General Motors Superstore.

Does Your New Car Have A Case Of Cat Scratch Fever?

Your GM dealer, the Southtowne General Motors Superstore, knows that finding scratches in your paint job can really take the wind out of your sails. You pamper your four-wheeled friend, only to find that they left scratch marks all over your hood. Cats are great – dogs, too – but sometimes they get loose and end up treating your car as their own personal jungle gym!

You might not even have a pet, but there might be a few loose in your neighborhood that you have no control over. No worries, though; if you get scratches in your paint, it’s not the end of the world.  In most cases, with a few items, you can get those scratches right out. Word of caution: if these steps seem like too much, please contact the Southtowne GM Superstore, or a car painting specialist before you dive in!

First, you’ll need to wash the scratched area with soapy water and make sure you dry it completely.

If you have a dark-colored car, rub some white shoe polish along the scratched area. For a light-colored car, use a dark polish. Once this is done, wipe off the polish. You should notice that the polish is off of the paint, but it should remain within the scratches. That’s OK!

Now use some fine sandpaper, wrap it around a sanding block and dip it in cold, soapy water. Sand out the scratched area, moving up and down the length of the scratches, until they no longer stand out. Make sure you keep the sandpaper slippery throughout by rinsing it in cold water.

Once all signs of the scratches have been sanded out, next comes the polishing wheel. Take it and buff the area with a rubbing compound by rubbing in a circular motion. Remove that compound with a terrycloth towel and use a foam polishing compound to buff with a swirl mark eliminator or fine compound. You can usually get this compound already applied to a pad for the polishing wheel.

Now just wax the area to seal the surface and you should be good to go! If you have any questions or want to add any info to this post, feel free to comment, or just come and see the Southtowne GM Superstore.

Atlanta Car Dealer: The Importance Of Changing Your Hoses

What’s the single most important component in your Atlanta car’s engine? If you said the Radiator and Hoses, then you win!

Your Atlanta Car dealer, The Southtowne General Motors Superstore really wants to impress on you that properly maintained radiator hoses are extremely important to a vehicle cooling system and keeping you from experiencing a roadside breakdown. Since the development of large internal combustion engines, they have had cooling hoses to recirculate the flow of coolant to keep the engine from overheating. Today we still find hoses on vehicles. The fact is that hoses are probably the only thing that haven’t changed much in engine development over the years even though the engine itself has gone through revolutionary changes. Cooling hoses are responsible for the exchange of coolant from the engine to the radiator (cooling the heated fluid) and then returning it back to the engine, repeating itself over and over in a cycle. Due to the extreme heat, environment and pollution hoses can become hardened, start to crack and even break over time. Hoses are a lot like belts as they age their reliability lessens. Southtowne recommends replacing your hoses every 2 year or 24k miles on your Atlanta Buick, GMC, Cadillac or Chevrolet.

Every vehicle owner should know the importance of the radiator hose. When this auto part fails to function properly, the engine is likely to overheat. No matter how sturdy a radiator hose is, it will be subjected to deterioration sooner or later. In view of that, it is best to change your automobile’s radiator hose once every four years. It is also essential to bring them to the experts here at the Southtowne General Motors Superstore for regular assessment.