Monthly Archives: April 2016

GM Military Discount Gets Expanded

 

GM military discountIn honor of National Military Appreciation Month, General Motors is expanding its military discount program to include all 21 million U.S. military veterans, regardless of their separation date, and their spouses. This expansion will last until May 31, 2016.

“These brave men and women have done so much for our country,” said Steve Hill, GM vice president of U.S. sales and service, in a statement. “Making sure all veterans can take advantage of our military discount to celebrate Military Appreciation Month is one small way we can express our gratitude.”

The military discount is available on nearly all GM brands and models, from the Chevrolet Malibu, to the Buick Verano, to the GMC Canyon. It can also be used in combination with most current incentives. This could translate to potential savings of thousands of dollars.

GM has been a strong supporter of the military for more than 100 years. This includes GMC building fleets of military trucks, Buick assembling tank destroyers, and Chevrolet converting its facilities into what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called an “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Today, GM continues that support with a wide range of programs including Chevrolet sponsoring the USX team as it works to put active-duty soldiers and combat-wounded veterans on top of the world’s tallest mountain—Mt. Everest.

If you or someone in your family is a veteran and is interested in taking advantage of the GM Military Discount, give us a call at Bill Walsh GM Superstore and we’ll tell you exactly what you need to do.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

distracted driving awareness month

Everyone knows that texting while driving is extremely dangerous, but did you realize that phone use of any kind, even hands-free, can be just as bad? To help raise awareness for that exact issue, April is recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

According to the National Safety Council, at any given moment, 9% of drivers are talking on their cell phones. We probably all see at least one other driver near us during our commutes who is texting or talking on their phones.

While you might think that using a hands-free device, like the Bluetooth system in your car is safer, it isn’t. Both holding a conversation and driving are thinking tasks that require focus from the brain—this means the brain cannot simultaneously focus on both and actually rapidly switches between the two. Because of this, a driver talking on their cell phone can actually miss seeing up to 50% of the road ahead of them.

Here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore, we want to challenge our customers to commit to driving distraction-free. Think of driving as a time to step away from the always-connected world. You can even sign the online pledge to “Take Back My Drive.”