Weekend Trips in the Birch Run Area

Weekend Trips in the Birch Run Area

This is the second part of our summer road trip saga. We here at Suski Automotive are all about helping you get the most out of owning a great Chevrolet or Buick car. Especially those of you who love to road trip or have an all-new Chevy offering built-in 4G LTE. What better way to do that then by driving around our great state of Michigan?

Want to get away for the weekend, but don’t know exactly where to go? Well we’ve highlighted three of our favorite weekend trips in the Birch Run area that you might want to consider checking out.

Grand Rapids, MI

We couldn’t limit this great city to just one thing. There is so much to do in Grand Rapids, from historic sites to beaches it is easy to make a weekend getaway out of traveling just a few hours. There are also many great festivals, activates and attractions that are ongoing like “Dream it, Build it: A LEGO Certified Professional Exhibit” at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Personally, one of our favorite things to do that often gets overlooked thanks to all the wonderful things we’ve already listed is to check out the John Ball Zoo. If you end up staying right in Grand Rapids, consider the accommodations at one of these beautiful bed and breakfasts.

The UP

If you’re going to take a weekend getaway from Birch Run, there are few better destinations than up north. The UP is full of beautiful wildlife destinations. You could head to Huron National Forest for a weekend of hiking, camping or fishing or even further north to Alpena in order to visit the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Another great spot for outdoor activities such as kayaking is Traverse City. Pretty much anywhere you go in the UP, you’re in for a weekend of just getting away from it all. Just take you’re 4G LTE Chevy in case you don’t want to be too far.

Detroit

We know what you’re thinking; you can do Detroit with just a day trip… But you should give it more time than that. There is so much to do in this metropolis, it would be a shame to not give it the time it deserves. We love heading into the city for Tigers games and then eating at any of these fine restaurants is a must. If you’re into the art scene, the Detroit Institute of the Arts is one of the finest art museums in the country. You should also take advantage of all the amazing automotive history as well.

Day Trips in the Birch Run Area

Day Trips in the Birch Run Area

Summer is all finding things to do that take advantage of the nice weather while it lasts. It’s a time for vacations from day trips and activities to weekend getaways to vacations just within driving distance. We here at Suski Automotive want to help you out, so all month long we’re going to be blogging about our favorite places to drive to under those three categories.

If you’re looking for just a day trip, or things close enough to home that you can enjoy them all day long but not spend money on a hotel than this is post will be your favorite. Day trips in the Birch Run area!

Birch Run Premium Outlets

We all probably know the outlets better than our bank accounts may like, but as the Midwest’s largest outlet mall it’s hard not to go every chance you get! Plus with everyday savings of 25% to 60% at designer and name brand stores right here in Birch Run, what’s not to love?

Bay City Antiques

Maybe antiquing is more your style than traditional shopping offered by the outlet mall. Well just 30 minute road trip away and you could be in Bay City, home of the largest antique market in the state. In the heart of downtown Bay City you’ll be able to find plenty of restaurants for a quick bite after your done too!

Frankenmuth

We would be doing everyone a disservice if we didn’t include this German paradise on our list. Just a 10 minute drive can make you feel like you’ve flown halfway around the world. Not only can you enjoy some of the most famous food in the state at this popular tourist attraction, there are always festivals or celebrations going on.

If you’re looking for even more fun and adventure a little bit further from home, be sure to catch our next article on weekend getaways in the Birch Run area!

Chevrolet Suburban is the Right Vehicle to Help You Celebrate 4th of July

Chevrolet Suburban

2014 Chevrolet Suburban

Fourth of July is this weekend… Who’s excited to celebrate freedom by watching stuff explode in the air? Yeah, fireworks and the whole concept of Fourth of July being celebrated with them seems kind of weird when you think about it like that, but that isn’t going to stop us from celebrating or helping you celebrate!

First, you’ll need to pick a spot to go watch Fireworks. Our suggestion would be take the short trip down to Flint July 3 and grab a spot in Atwood Stadium for optimal viewing of the display. If the third doesn’t work or you just really love fireworks, you could also consider driving north to watch the firework display put on in Saginaw at Ojibway Island July 4th. For even more options visit Michigan Fireworks Displays.

Next, you’ll want to plan a BBQ. Either you’ll grill out at your house and invite family and friends over for some good ol’ American food – hot dogs and hamburgers – or you’ll head over to someone else’s house and bring a side dish like coleslaw. A third option is bring your grill or charcoal pit to a park and have an even bigger, picnic style get-together.

Finally, if you’re fortunate enough to own a boat or lake house we suggest getting out on the water and enjoying the beautiful weather that is expected this weekend. Being out on the water is an amazing way to celebrate the Fourth of July.

No matter what your plans you’re going to need the right kind of vehicle. Luckily we’ve got you covered on that front as well…

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban.

With generous space for passengers and their gear, advanced technology to keep the whole family entertained, and the towing capacity needed for your boat or jet skis, it is the perfect vehicle for all your Fourth of July celebration needs.

“The 2015 Suburban has every creature comfort the modern family needs for a long haul,” Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet’s director of Marketing said in a Chevy press release. “With some of the most state-of-the-art technologies available in the industry, the Suburban is sure to give everyone something to do mile after mile.”
Come see us at Suski Chevrolet and get yourself the 2015 Chevy Suburban or any other great Chevy vehicle with 0% financing for 72 months during the 72 Hour Sale only this weekend!

AutoPacific’s 18th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

AutoPacific’s 18th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

The 2014 Impala, 2014 Sonic, 2014 Corvette and 2014 Camaro have two things in common: They are all amazing Chevrolet vehicles available at Suski Chevrolet and they are all the most driver-satisfying cars in their respective classes according to AutoPacific’s 18th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.

“AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards help vehicle buyers sort through an increasingly complicated selection of brands and models. For the 2014 model year, there are 274 models and 32 brands from which to choose a new vehicle. The VSA clearly shows the buyers which vehicles are at the top of the class they are considering,” George Peterson, president of AutoPacific, said in a press release.

There are 48 categories included in the customer survey and two of the most important ask about interior comfort and fuel economy. All the questions asked by AutoPacific were aimed at finding out precisely how satisfied owners are with their new vehicle. To help classify each vehicle so that competitive brands were actually compared directly the vehicles were put into classes. Chevy took home the prize for Large Car, Economy Car, Sports Car and Sporty Car. Some of the most popular classes there are!

If you want to see what makes these Chevy cars so satisfying to own, come into the show room or give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you find the 2014 Impala, 2014 Sonic, 2014 Corvette or 2014 Camaro that’s right for you.

Son Makes Good on Promise: Father Receives ’57 Chevy Bel Air

A promise made decades ago was not forgotten as a father receives his dream car, a ’57 Chevy Bel Air, for his 57th birthday. In honor of Father’s Day, we at Suski Chevy thought we’d tell you the story of a father who has clearly made a positive impact on his son.

As an eight-year-old, Mike promised to buy his dad a ’57 Bel Air for his 57th birthday. Many of us would have understood if the boyhood promise was long forgotten by the time Mike was able to actually buy the car, which is what makes this gift so special. He kept his word – something he probably learned from his dad.

Not only did Mike remember his promise, but when he had the opportunity to buy the car before his deadline, he did. And then he patiently waited two years to present the “spotless” teal-and-white dream car to his father for his special birthday.

Mike’s father’s reaction is priceless as his shock renders him speechless. We’re sure he’ll never forget this birthday.

As Father’s Day approaches, do you have any momentous gifts to give the special dad in your life?  Tell us about them on our Facebook page and don’t forget to enter our Father’s Day contest that runs the entire month of June!

Suski Chevrolet Father’s Day Photo Contest

Father’s Day Photo Contest

Suski Chevrolet – Father’s Day Photo Contest

Father’s Day will be here sooner than you think. It seems to happen to people every year even though we’ve known it was going to be the second Sunday in June for quite some time it still sneaks up on them. If you’re in this category of person of course you still have time to get him a gift or make dinner plans. However, we here at Suski Chevrolet have something even more fun… a game of chance we like to call the Suski Father’s Day Photo Contest.

Here’s what you need to know about it in 6 easy to remember bullets:

  1. It is a Facebook contest exclusively for our Facebook fans
  2. You’ll just need a picture of you and your dad and a way to upload it
  3. The prize is a $50 Pizzeria Uno gift card – in other words a lot of deep dish pizza!
  4. It is running the entire month of June

Now that you know all about it there is no excuse not to enter. We’ll even help you with the planning. On father’s Day, take a really nice picture with your dad and tell him that you’re getting him an opportunity to win a $50 Pizzeria Uno gift card; we’re sure he’ll be thrilled. Then enter the contest using said picture and hope you’re the lucky winner.

Since you’re not guaranteed to win though, you might want to have a backup plan. So check out our service and parts specials at Suski Chevrolet just in case.

Chevy’s #TheNew Campaign – 2015 Tahoe is the New Premium

 

2015 Tahoe

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe – New Premium

 

We got sidetracked from Chevy’s #TheNew advertising campaign with lots of other interesting Chevrolet news, but then we realized there was a model we left out – #TheNew Premium, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. Chevy wants to offer “a whole new line up, for a whole new world” and the 2015 Tahoe will literally be a big part of it.

The “New Premium,” 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, gets its name from a luxurious interior coupled with a stylish yet somewhat rugged looking exterior. Everything about the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is designed to create a memorable first impression. As you can see from the commercial it creates a sense of luxury you might not expect to find in a Chevy.

The most notable feature of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe is the sleek interior with streamlined premium details and available 8-inch color touch-screen. The detailing of the interior coupled with the technologically advanced touch-screen make the 2015 Chevy Tahoe feel more like a private jet than an SUV. This feeling is enhanced by the comfortable heated/cooled seating and the overall quietness of the Tahoe.

To check out the “New Premium” 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe for yourself, come into our showroom or visit us online at suskiautomotive.com.

2015 Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala

With the rising dependency on foreign oil and increased cost of gas in this country, a lot of Americans are looking for automobiles powered by alternative energy. An option that is growing in popularity, due to its relative abundance in the United States is compressed gasoline. That is why the 2015 bi-fuel Chevy Impala will be able to run on CNG in addition to gasoline.

“The Impala nameplate has recently seen market share growth, and critical acclaim for its design, functionality and low cost of ownership. Now, with the addition of bi-fuel capabilities it will also help customers reduce fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial in a Chevrolet press release.

Currently the 2015 bi-fuel Chevy Impala is the only manufacturer-produced full-size sedan in North America that can run on CNG and gasoline. However, with an average fuel savings of $1.25 per equivalent amount of gasoline and the fact CNG burns more efficiently – producing a lower amount of greenhouse gases – it likely won’t be the last.

How the bi-fuel Impala works is by utilizing a trunk-mounted CNG tank that offers approximately 150 miles of city-driving in addition to a standard 3.6L engine. Once the CNG tank is depleted, the Impala automatically switches to gasoline for an estimated range of 500 miles of city driving.

To get your hands on a 2015 bi-fuel Chevy Impala, available later this year, be sure to contact us at Suski Automotive.

Chevy Corvette Models Compete Against Each Other

Chevy Corvette

It seems like Chevrolet is tapping into famous advertising ploys like the console wars, cola wars, and even the Mac vs. PC ads… there’s one twist, the only company it’s competing with is itself. That’s right; Corvette is doing some comparative advertising with the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray by offering two distinct packages that pit one side of the country against another like it’s the 90’s all over again.

“One of the design goals for the Corvette Stingray was to provide customers with the flexibility to tailor the car to their personality,” said Kirk Bennion, Corvette exterior design manager in a Chevrolet press release.

The west coast gets a track-focused Pacific Coupe. This 2015 Corvette Stingray is offered exclusively as a Z51-equipped coupe and features some custom design elements you won’t find anywhere else. One of the first things you’ll notice when you look at the car is a satin-black racing stripe that can accentuate the Torch Red, Arctic White, Blade Silver or Shark Gray paint job. We also really like the “CFZ” carbon fiber ground effects package and visible carbon fiber roof panel.

The east coast design is defined as a luxury GT-focused Atlantic Convertible. It is also available exclusively as a Z51, but is available in all colors of the 2015 Corvette Stingray. Some of its highlights include Shark Gray exterior vents, a hood “stinger” graphic, and tonneau inserts. It even comes with a set of custom luggage to really up the ante on anyone that wants to arrive in style.

Now the only question is what will the Midwest inspired 2015 Corvette Stingray look like and how can we get one here at Suski Chevrolet? We can’t wait to find out!

Chevrolet Featured in the Transformers Movie for the Fourth Time

If some is good, then more is better. That is the motto when it comes to Chevrolet vehicles being featured in director Michael Bay’s big screen adaptations of Hasbro’s Transformers. The latest movie is titled “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and will feature some recognizable vehicles from the Chevrolet lineup.

Transformers

Most notably the bright yellow Camaro, better known as Bumblebee, will return for the fourth installment of the film franchise. This time he will take two different forms, as a heavily modified 1967 Camaro SS and a futuristic concept Camaro.

“The Transformers movies have been a great partnership for Chevrolet by allowing us to introduce our vehicles to new fans, young and old, around the world,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet in a Chevy press release. “Now for the fourth time, you’ll see a Camaro as a heroic Autobot, a fitting role for one of the stars of Chevrolet’s lineup.”

Other Chevy cars turned Autobot will include the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Trax – a blend between the agile handling and fuel efficiency of a compact car and a the cargo room of a SUV – and the 2014 Chevy Sonic – Chevy’s entry into the ever-popular small car lineup.

While we can’t promise you your next Chevy car from Suski Automotive will help save the world by transforming into a giant robot, what we can promise is that we will give you a great inventory and low prices on cars that look like they could.