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Your Guide to myChevrolet Mobile App Features

August 2nd, 2023 by

Mobile phones have become an intricate part of our lives. We all have one, and practically speaking, it’s almost never out of hand or out of sight. Car companies have recognized this, and many have asked themselves what they could do to make your life a little bit easier. The myChevrolet Mobile App is Chevy’s…

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Best Electric Cars for 2024

February 2nd, 2023 by

Whether you’re in search of the ultimate in efficiency or the thrill of instantaneous acceleration, electric vehicles have rapidly exploded in popularity in recent years. More and more manufacturers have joined the segment, ranging from mainstream to luxury brands. This influx of new models has made any EV buying decision much more difficult. Fortunately, our…

Posted in Electric Vehicles

Evolution of the Volkswagen Bus

February 1st, 2023 by
VW Bus

Volkswagen is making a whole new kind of vehicle with the ID.Buzz, an EV van for transporting the whole family in style and comfort for a reasonable price. In a market full of EVs that are either very small or incredibly expensive, or both, the ID.Buzz promises to make electric vehicles viable for a whole…

Top 4 Most Affordable Sports Cars

October 12th, 2020 by

When it comes to pure driving pleasure, there’s simply no better way to enjoy the open road than with a sports car. Sports cars combine race-inspired performance and exhilaration with seductive good looks that no other type of vehicle can match. If you’ve always dreamed of owning a sports car but never thought it would…

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The Toyota Concept – i – The Car of the Future

April 10th, 2020 by
CES 2017

Take a moment and imagine driving out of downtown Buffalo. You’re stuck in traffic and it does not help that there is road work slowing down your commute home to Lackawanna. You become agitated and frustrated with the constant stop and go of traffic. You’re about to honk your horn and yell at the line…

How to Check Spark Plugs in a Car

April 9th, 2020 by
Safety Brief

One of the most important aspects of your car’s engine is its spark plugs. These small electrodes give the engine the power needed to make your engine run and move your car down the road. But, they need to be changed out from time to time. So how do we know when this needs to…

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Basil How-To’s: How to Check Tire Tread Depth

March 31st, 2020 by
Hand using tire tread depth gauge to measure tire tread depth

  We all know what it’s like to drive in the winter through the snow in Western New York. We all get the same talk from our friends, family, and mechanics, that “make sure your car is ready for the winter” talk. As much as we hate the nagging from them, there’s a lot of truth…

Posted in FAQ, Service, Tips, Tires

Your 2019 Guide to Basil Port of Call: Buffalo

June 10th, 2019 by
Tall ships sailing in water at Port of Call Buffalo

The Basil family is proud to be a leading sponsor of Port of Call: Buffalo, the final stop in the 2019 TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes Race. Last year’s event featured five tall ships, and this time around, Buffalo residents will have the chance to see at least twelve Class A and Class B ships…

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Join Basil’s Care Package Drive!

May 8th, 2019 by
Five soldiers standing in a row with arms behind their backs

The people of WNY have a long tradition of service and sacrifice—and we’re proud to pay it forward. This year, the Basil Family Dealerships are collaborating with the Blue Star Mothers of America in order to give back to those who are fighting for our freedom overseas. Our goal is to send more than 500…

What is the OnStar Mobile App?

May 2nd, 2019 by
Woman holding phone with Onstar app open

When most people hear the word OnStar, they often think about those radio commercials with OnStar calling for help after an accident. Yes, OnStar can absolutely assist you in the event of a collision, but that’s not all it can do! Contact Us Understanding the Benefits of the OnStar App Are you old enough to…

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