Buying vs Leasing

Orchard Park, NY – While the national average for leasing is around 27%, the Western New York market bucks the trend.  Here, leasing rates at some local dealerships are as high as 70%.  So, what are the benefits of leasing? If you:         travel less than 15,000, 12,000 or even 10,000 …

Flat Tire? No Problem! Learn how to change a flat with Basil How To’s.

Flat Tire? No Problem! Learn how to change a flat with Basil How To’s. by: Sean Hickey Ever get stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire? Unfortunately almost all drivers have or will at some point. It’s the price we pay for the conveniences of driving… …

Basil Participating in WNY “Thank a Vet”

Basil is proud to be participating in Erie and Niagara Counties “Thank a Vet” Discount Program. With Veterans Day just around the corner Basil would like to spotlight and thank all those who have served by participating in the Erie and Niagara County “Thank a Vet” discount program.   Basil’s …

No Fine Print!

No Fine Print! Let me share with you some insight on the most boring, underappreciated, misunderstood portion of an advertisement: the disclaimer. We’ve all seen disclaimers on various household products, advertisements, and sometimes even in our favorite stores and restaurants.  Some disclaimers are annoying, some are comical, and some they …

Which Fuel is Right for You?

Which Fuel is Right for You? What’s in your car? Most drivers have to pay a visit to the gas pump at some point, with some exceptions of course. As for the rest, many people get the same type of gas for their car every time they visit, which poses …

The Chevy Colorado ZH₂: A Glimpse of a Promising Future

The Chevy Colorado ZH₂: A Glimpse of a Promising Future Quiet, efficient, and you can drink from it In the automotive industry, there are always exciting developments being tried and tested by some of the largest car manufacturers. We recently learned about the Chevy Colorado ZH₂, a hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle being …

Investigating the Impending Future of Car Infotainment

Investigating the Impending Future of Car Infotainment Disconnecting from the past As smartphones and tablets are enhanced with each iteration, their capability to compete with existing hardware grows, sometimes to the point where a smartphone app is more consumer-friendly than the product it is based upon. Point-and-shoot cameras, E-readers, radio …

Basil Is Going Green This Earth Day

Basil Is Going Green This Earth Day ‘Tis the season This month, Basil Family of Dealerships is undertaking an effort to celebrate the environment. On Saturday, May 6th, Basil will be working with volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 591, Americorps, and Cradle Beach to plant trees at Evangola State Park. For …

Talking with Joe Basil Chevrolet About The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

Talking with Joe Basil Chevrolet About The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV It’s electric!  We spoke to Darren Tinkham, a car sales consultant at Joe Basil Chevrolet, about the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. He discusses with us the benefits of the Bolt in regards to its competition, as well as what it …