The Top Reasons to Buy a Used Cadillac

2017 Cadillac Escalade | Stillwater, OK

Buying a brand-new vehicle can be a costly experience. Whether you don’t have it in your budget or you just want to save some cash for a family vacation, buying used is an excellent alternative. From its many years of reliability to its high-quality features within its vehicles, a used Cadillac is a great option for several reasons.

Premium Quality At An Affordable Price.

Each year, Cadillac releases new vehicles made from high-quality materials and components. As a result, many Cadillac models can last for 100,000 miles or more. On a used Cadillac, you may find premium features, like leather and heated seating, a Bose® sound system, smartphone integration capability, a power liftgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and much more — without that brand-new price tag.

Lower And Fewer Monthly Payments.

When you purchase a new vehicle, you have to provide a down payment to secure it. If you can’t pay the car’s price in full, you must then get a loan and pay that off in monthly installments for a certain number of years. These monthly payments can potentially be quite expensive without a trade-in vehicle. But, if you buy used, your monthly payments may decrease dramatically. Not to mention, the length of your loan may be much shorter.

Here at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma, we have a wide selection of pre-owned Cadillac vehicles to choose from. If you’re interested in taking a model out for a test drive, call us for an appointment.

3 Best Accessories for Your Lifted GMC Truck

New GMC Sierra 2500HD With Side Steps | Stillwater, OK

If you went all-out when you bought your GMC truck and upgraded it with a lift kit, odds are you’re no stranger to vehicle modifications. To bring your lifted model to the height of capability and fun, there are tons of accessories you can buy right here at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Here are the add-ons we recommend most.

A Drop Hitch

If you plan to use your lifted GMC truck to pull a boat or camper, you’re going to need a drop hitch. This helpful accessory extends the hitch down to match the height of the trailer, so everything stays on the same level.

Side Steps

Getting in to or out of a massive truck like the GMC Sierra HD can be tricky under normal circumstances, and adding a lift kit only makes it more of a climb. Adding side steps or a running board gives you easy access to the cabin, which is particularly helpful for young passengers.

A Cylinder Assist Steering Kit

The gargantuan tires on lifted trucks can make turning feel less responsive, which is a problem for a vehicle that’s meant to be fun to drive. A cylinder-assist steering kit can mitigate this issue by optimizing your engine’s torque to compensate.

To learn more about helpful accessories for lifted trucks — and to have them installed by a certified expert — don’t hesitate to contact us at Wilson Buick GMC.

The Most Exciting Features of the 2022 HUMMER EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV | Stillwater, OK

The announcement of the new 2022 GMC HUMMER EV has rippled excitement throughout the automotive industry. As the first all-electric supertruck in the world, the 2022 HUMMER EV comes with some compelling features that pave the way for a future with zero emissions and exceptional capability.

An Innovative Powertrain

With an advanced electric powertrain and Ultium battery system, the HUMMER EV results in an estimated 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Select trims of the all-electric truck are compatible with 800-volt DC fast chargers, which provide quick charging on the go. Plus, the supertruck can even go 0-60 mph in just about 3 seconds.*

Adventure-Capable Features

Designed for off-road driving, the new HUMMER EV is ready to traverse rough terrains. You can raise the supertruck up to 6 inches if you need to clear ground obstacles, while CrabWalk lets you drive diagonally at low speeds to handle difficult paths.

Other cutting-edge technology includes the UltraVision system that has up to 18 camera views to show your surroundings. An independent front and rear suspension also make for comfortable drives, no matter the path ahead. 

The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV is a fantastic new option for adventurous travelers. Learn more about this supertruck and its availability by calling us at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

*GM estimate.

4 Holiday Light Displays Near Stillwater, OK

Holiday Lights In Stillwater, OK

This holiday season might look a little different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get into the spirit by checking out twinkling lights. Check out these nearby holiday light displays in Stillwater and beyond.

Stillwater Holiday Light Displays.

Our very own city of Stillwater has plenty of holiday light displays to check out. Plan to see them all this winter to bring some much-needed brightness to even the darkest days. You can find a map of all Stillwater light displays on the Visit Stillwater website.

Downtown in December in Oklahoma City.

Don’t let the name fool you— Downtown in December actually runs from Nov. 6 to Jan. 31 in Oklahoma City. The city is lit up in splendor to celebrate the holiday. Check out the Bricktown Canal Lights until Jan. 10, the myriad of lights in the Deep Deuce district, and the Lights on Broadway on select nights.

Festival of Angels in Ponca City.

In nearby Ponca City, you can visit the Festival of Angels, which is a free event that runs throughout the month of December. With over 300 festive light displays in three different locations, you can’t help but get into the holiday spirit when you check out this festival.

Philbrook Festival in Tulsa.

Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art is hosting its annual festival on select nights from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26. This year, you’ll need to buy tickets in advance and arrive at a specified time in order to comply with COVID-19 safety precautions. The festival includes thousands of holiday lights, as well as festive music and visits with Santa.

Need car service to ensure you can get to your favorite light displays? Schedule an appointment online with Wilson Cadillac’s experienced and friendly service department.

Used Buick Encore Models Named Safe for Teens

Used Buick Encore Named Safe For Teens | Stillwater, OK

If you have a young driver in your family, you want to make sure they are driving something reliable that doesn’t break your budget. Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports named 2016 and newer Buick Encore models safe for teens while still being budget-friendly.

The IIHS and CR come together each year to create a list of safe and affordable pre-owned vehicles for new drivers. The vehicles on this list are divided into “best choice” and “good choice” options in different segments.

The 2016 and newer Buick Encore earned the higher “best choice” ranking. In order to receive this recognition, the Encore had to have “good” ratings in four IIHS crash tests and an “acceptable” or “good” rating in the driver-side small overlap front test. It also needed to perform well in NHTSA tests.

Beyond its reliable design and wealth of safety technologies available, the Encore is an excellent choice for your teen, thanks to its well-appointed interior. Whether your teen is cruising around Stillwater, Oklahoma, or driving to and from college, they’ll appreciate the SUV’s comfortable interior, spacious layout, and advanced connectivity options.

If your teen is ready for the first vehicle, consider purchasing a used Buick Encore. You can learn more about this SUV and your financing options when you call us at Wilson Buick GMC.