4 Tips for a More Enjoyable Road Trip | Stillwater, OK

Road | Stillwater, OK

Going on a long road trip is a staple of any good summer. But after being in the car for hours at a time, the appeal of road trips can wear off — unless you adequately prepared by reading this list of tips. Here’s how to ensure your road trip is enjoyable from start to finish.


Bring a paper map.


If you plan to drive somewhere remote, you can’t necessarily rely on your phone for navigation. You can download maps for use offline, but where’s the fun in that? Paper maps are a good backup and add a lot of flavor to navigation that a phone simply can’t match.


Prep the playlist.


Having a good playlist is a critical aspect of any road trip. You simply can’t rely on the radio to give you tunes that fit the moment — besides, who wants to listen to ads just when things are getting good? Download a playlist before you head out. Just make sure everyone coming along gets to have a say in the song selection.


Have a loose plan.


It’s always good to plan your route and have a few interesting spots on your radar to check out. Still, any plan you make should be flexible enough for last-minute changes and spontaneous decision-making. The magic of road trips is making things happen on the go.


Get your car checked.


Nothing sours a road trip quite as much as your car breaking down on the way. Sure, you should pack a tool kit just in case — but wouldn’t it be better not to need it? Have your car or RV checked by a professional mechanic before hitting the road to ensure everything goes smooth as butter.


For all of your car repair and maintenance needs, visit the Wilson Cadillac service center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We’ll make sure your ride is ready for your next road trip.

Things to do in Stillwater, OK

Family With Car | Stillwater, OK

Home to several colleges and universities, museums, and bodies of water, Stillwater is the perfect place to live or to visit. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Stillwater.


Museums


Even if you’re not a museum person, you might want to visit this important Stillwater landmark: the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. There are some more conventional options too, like the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. And for football fans, you can learn about 130 years of OSU football history at the Heritage Hall Museum.


Parks and lakes


Spend a day at Boomer Lake Park in the heart of Stillwater, or drive a few minutes West to the much larger Lake McMurtry or Carl Blackwell Lake. All three are perfect for spending a day with the kids, taking the boat out, camping, and more.


Gardens and zoos


The Botanic Garden at OSU is a fantastic spot to see beautiful local flowers and other plants and even take classes. Kids will love the Lost Creek Safari, an animal park home to kangaroos, lemurs, camels, llamas, all kinds of reptiles, and much more.


Nightlife


If you’re looking for a kid-free activity, hang out with the college kids for the night at one of the bars. The College Bar and The Cigar Box are great hangouts, or if you want to try a wide range of local beers, hit up the Iron Monk Brewing Company.


When you’re exploring Stillwater, be sure to stop by Wilson Buick GMC!

2021 Cadillac Escalade Earns High Marks in Car Seat Safety Tests

2021 Cadillac Escalade | Stillwater, OK

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade proves that you do not have to sacrifice style and luxury when it comes to picking a smart, safe family vehicle. According to the latest study by Consumer Reports, the 2021 Escalade offers top-of-the-line safety for families with young children.

Consumer Reports Study

The Consumer Reports study on rear-seat safety considered a myriad of different factors, including rear head restraints, advanced rear restraints, rear-occupant alert systems, rear-seatbelt reminders, booster-seat usability, and car-seat fit. The Escalade was among the top scorers, earning an “excellent” rating for its performance in the child seat fit evaluations, along with “very good” ratings for its booster seat usability, rear seatbelt reminder, and its car-seat fit.

2022 Cadillac Escalade

The spacious rear seating in the 2022 Escalade makes it ideal for infant, convertible, and high-backed booster seats alike. Its easy-to-use LATCH system takes the hassle out of installing child safety seats. On top of that, its high booster seat usability ratings prove that the SUV’s roomy cabin makes it easy for kids to buckle up. Plus, its rear seatbelt reminder system helps kids remember to secure themselves before departure under proper conditions.

That’s not all — the Escalade helps keep the whole family safe with standard tech tools like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, HD Surround Vision, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

You can find both new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Cadillac models right here at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

3 GM Models Designed For Tall People

2021 Buick Enclave | Stillwater, OK

If you’re tall or have some tall family members, it can be challenging to find a ride that has the spacious cabin necessary to keep the whole crew comfortable on daily drives and weekend getaways. Kelley Blue Book’s Russ Heaps recently shared the publication’s roundup of best vehicles for tall people — and a few GM models made the list.

2021 GMC Sierra Crew Cab

The 2021 GMC Sierra Crew Cab configuration ranked highly with KBB editors. This hardworking truck delivers 43.03 inches of headroom and 44.53 inches of legroom for front passengers — and has approximately 8 inches more legroom for backseat passengers than the Double Cab configuration. Plus, with capable towing and payload ratings, the Sierra is especially suited for rural families that work hard and play harder.

2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Need a truck that’s a bit more affordable and efficient and has a slightly smaller build? Go with the 2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab. It has noteworthy headroom and legroom dimensions for front riders — 41.4 and 45 inches, respectively — while giving you modest towing and payload ratings to open up more options when transporting your family and their gear.

2021 Buick Enclave

In search of a new SUV with a roomy cabin to accommodate? KBB editors recommend the 2021 Buick Enclave. With 41 inches of front headroom and 41.2 inches of front legroom, it’s plenty comfortable. Second- and third-row seats deliver 38.9 inches and 33.5 inches of legroom, respectively, so your long-legged older kids won’t feel cramped on family road trips either.

Experience the generous interior dimensions of the GMC Sierra, GMC Canyon, and Buick Enclave when you stop by Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to test-drive these models. We’ll help you find the right model that will keep you and your co-travelers comfortable and relaxed on all of your drives.   

US News Names the GMC Terrain One of the Best Cars for Camping

2022 GMC Terrain | Stillwater, OK

Camping is a great way to unwind, spend time with your family, and appreciate the great outdoors. You could trust your adventure to any vehicle, but if you really want an epic experience, opt for the 2021 GMC Terrain. This capable small SUV made U.S. News & World Report’s list of The 16 Best Cars for Camping in 2021.

Hallmarks of the 2021 Terrain, which help make it an ideal vehicle for camping, include its spacious cabin. The front passenger seat folds completely flat so it can accommodate long items. You can also store small items in the cabin’s different storage areas.

Under the hood of the 2021 Terrain pumps a 1.5-liter Turbo engine paired to a nine-speed transmission. The powertrain nets 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. It returns EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency ratings of 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for FWD models.* AWD models earn 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.** Plus, the standard Traction Select System delivers a responsive performance over ever-changing terrains as you drive to your camping spot.

Get behind the wheel of the GMC Terrain at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to make sure your next camping adventure is the best it can be.

*EPA-est. with 1.5L Turbocharged engine 25 MPG city/30 MPG hwy (FWD).

**EPA-est. with 1.5L Turbocharged engine 25 MPG city/28 MPG hwy (AWD).