Three California Day Trips You Don’t Want to Miss

California Day Trips

Ah, spring time in California. It’s not too hot and the many roads and natural wonders in the state are just begging to be explored. Pack up your vehicle and get ready to head out on one of these amazing California day trips for a break from the normal.

Muir Woods

It’s always fun to take a trip to the culturally rich San Francisco, but have you ever traveled further north to visit Muir Woods? This protected National Monument is home to some of the most majestic coastal Redwoods on the planet – a breathtaking sight that everyone should see at some point.

Yosemite National Park

Further inland you will find this iconic park, which has been protected since before the end of the Civil War. It’s easy to spend more than a day in this beautiful natural landscape, so camping for a night or two might be tempting. Take the time to explore its many offerings like waterfalls, meadows, deep valleys, and stunning landscapes all around.

Joshua Tree National Park

Head further south (and east of Los Angeles) for a totally new, yet equally out-of-this-world scene at Joshua Tree National Park. The curious and gorgeous Joshua Trees are just some of the many interesting plants and animals to be seen in this southern California desert.

If you need to get your car tuned up before heading on any of these adventures, don’t hesitate to stop by and see us at Ron Smith Buick GMC.

2018 Buick Regal

Sporty and Bold: The 2018 Regal TourX is Truly Adventurous

The new 2018 Regal TourX is perfect for your next adventure. This model comes with a bold exterior design, spacious seating, and added cargo room. Plus, with the innovative all-wheel drive system, the new TourX is making the Regal more than just a luxury sedan. Read on to learn more about the Regal TourX.2018 Buick Regal

According to Buick, this new model comes with a few notable features. This includes a taller ride height to ensure ground clearance, standard roof rails for added cargo space, and standard intelligent AWD. You’ll also find an active-twin clutch system to optimize performance on rugged terrain, while the long back-end provides a signature look you just can’t find elsewhere.

“Regal TourX is a crossover in the truest sense of the word, with the drive dynamics of a car and the versatility of an SUV,” said Duncan Aldred, VP of Buick. “TourX enters a vibrant segment with passion and youthful energy where drivers are able to experience the new Buick.”

Other highlights include the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, offering up to 250 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque without sacrificing fuel economy. An eight-speed transmission is smooth shifting, while upper-level trims get special logo lamps and a hands-free power liftgate. Stop by Ron Smith Buick GMC to check out the Buick Regal today.

Dodge Ads Promote Upcoming Fate of the Furious Film

Dodge adsA series of Dodge ads will be released in partnership with Universal Studios to promote the upcoming Fate of the Furious film, opening on April 14 and starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, and Dwayne Johnson. Dodge and Universal will also co-produce social media posts and other digital content, as well as licensed products.

The Fast & Furious franchise heavily features Dodge performance cars, including the Dodge Charger and Challenger, particularly the SRT. The ad spots feature actors from the film walking into a garage filled with Dodge performance cars and calling it heaven, then taking them for a spin on a high-speed chase, while the voiceover proclaims Dodge “Fast and Furious tested and approved.” Check out the commercial here on Dodge’s website.

Chief Marketing Officer of FCA Global Olivier Francois says the Fast & Furious franchise “provides a natural extension” to showcase Dodge’s performance vehicles to car-loving moviegoers and went on to say, “The best co-branded promotional spots are those in which the world of the Fast & Furious films and our world merge” to create unique, creative content.

Don’t miss The Fate of the Furious on April 14, and get more info about Dodge’s performance lineup, right here at Ron Smith Buick GMC!


Buick’s New Ad: “Not So Pee Wee Football”

The ads during the big game are the primary reason many viewers tune in every year. The creative, and usually expensive, ads offer a look into movies, messages, and products that aren’t usually put on such a display at any other point throughout the year. Buick’s ad put the Cascada convertible and Encore crossover on display.

Buick’s new ad starred football player Cam Newton and super model Miranda Kerr both on the sidelines and on the field of a pee wee football game. Rumors had suggested the two stars would take the spotlight alongside two Buick vehicles prior to the ad’s release on YouTube, before to the game.

The ad kicks off with a game of Pee Wee football only for two dads to catch sight of a gorgeous red Buick Cascada. After a bit of banter, one of the players becomes Cam Newton, who throws an incredible touchdown pass. Then, the stylish Encore pulls up, causing the coach to say, “If that’s a Buick, then I’m a supermodel.” Sure, enough, Miranda Kerr took his place.

While the Atlanta Falcons took an early lead in the final game of the season, the New England Patriots swung a 21-point deficit to win 34 to 28. Tom Brady took home his fifth championship win and what a win it was!

We here at Ron Smith Buick GMC offer our congratulations to the Patriots as well as the Buick Cascada and Encore for taking the spotlight during one of the most-watched programs of the year.

GMC Top Models for the New Year

Looking for your next SUV or truck to start out the year right? If your resolution was to find a safe, dynamic, and tech-savvy vehicle, then look no further than these GMC top models for the New Year.

2017 GMC Yukon

2017 GMC Sierra 1500

This full-size pickup from GMC is outfitted with top-notch technology, like the Rear Seat Reminder which sounds when the rear doors are opened. Get the MyGMC mobile app and enjoy features like remote starts and performance monitoring.

2017 GMC Terrain

Classy and family-friendly, the Terrain offers a confidence-inspiring safety package, including the Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist. This powerful and convenient technology can detect small objects up to 8 feet away.

2017 GMC Acadia

The Acadia is a roomy and powerful SUV from GMC that is not only capable of towing up to 6,000 pounds, but also features Tow Vision Trailering system. It’s a rear vision camera that uses guidelines in the display to help you tow with ease.

2017 GMC Yukon

Capable of accommodating 9 passengers with plenty of room to spare, the Yukon is a premier full-size SUV. High-tech features abound on the Yukon, especially in the area of safety. For instance, the Yukon is available with Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist.

Welcome to the Ron Smith GMC Blog!

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