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Here Are The Five Things You Should Do After A Car Accident

When you think about it, the roads can be a scary place. It seems like we have gotten comfortable with driving on a daily basis, and we take for granted how dangerous it can truly be. Just think about it, the average sized American man is about 5’10, 190 pounds, and can run at a top speed of 15 miles per hour. If you have ever seen a game of football before then you know how scary and damaging collisions between two grown men can be.

Cars, in contrast, average 4,009 pounds (over 200 times greater than that of a human) and can get to a top speed of over 100 miles per hour (almost ten times greater than a human). Car collisions are serious incidents and can be very dangerous for those involved, but thankfully technology has advanced to a point where vehicle companies like GMC and Buick are able to implement extensive safety measures to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a collision or equipment malfunction.

But just because your vehicle is effective at protecting you, doesn’t mean that you can relax on the road. In fact, often a collision is just the beginning of the potential dangers that you must be aware of when you get into an auto incident. That is why we here at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park, your local GMC dealer in Los Angeles, have put together this handy guide to post-incident roadside safety.

  1. Stop and Collect Yourself

When an accident, popped tire, or other vehicle malfunction happens, adrenaline and emotions are high. During this time it is important to take a deep breath and gain your composure in order to avoid any further danger. Make sure everyone in your car is okay, and call an ambulance if necessary.


  1. MoveYour Car to the Side of the Road

If your car is capable and road conditions allow, slowly and calmly move your vehicle to the side of the road. This is the safest place you could be after an accident, but if you are in a high traffic area and you aren’t sure if you can make it to the side of the road without endangering yourself or other drivers, or your vehicle has become inoperable, it is best to stay put and wait for help to arrive.

  1. Call the Police and Exchange Information

If your vehicle or a vehicle you collided with has any damage it is important to call the police and exchange all of the relevant insurance information. According to CarFax.com, this will include the involved party’s first and last name, home address, driver’s license number, license plate, phone number, email address, insurance company, policy number, and VIN. Photograph any damages to both your car and the other involved vehicle.


  1. Don’t Admit Guilt

Don’t admit any guilt as this could affect how much of the cost of repairs your insurance will cover. The police will complete an accident report and will usually call a towing service that will take your vehicle to the closest repair shop unless you specify otherwise.

  1. File an Insurance Claim

To file an insurance claim you will need to provide your insurance company with all of the information that you collected from the involved parties and give a detailed description of how the accident happened. Again, it is important that you don’t admit guilt and let the insurance companies decide who was at fault.

After they decide who was responsible for the collision they will either make you pay your deductible and they will cover the rest of the cost of repairs, or if the other party was at fault, then they will make their insurance company pay for your vehicle’s repair.

The process of getting your vehicle repaired and completing the insurance claim can take a few weeks, so obviously it is best to avoid an auto incident altogether. That isn’t always possible, so in that case, this guide should help things go more smoothly at the scene.

Find Exceedingly Safe Vehicles at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park

Its always better to be safe rather than sorry, so stop into Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park, your local new Buick dealer near Anaheim, for some of the safest, most reliable vehicles on the road. We have a wide variety of new vehicles available as well as an extensive inventory of quality used cars for sale. Give us a call at 866-704-8073 or visit our showroom conveniently located at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621 for unparalleled service and top quality vehicles at an unbelievable value.

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Guide to an Unforgettable Fall in Los Angeles, California

Our beautiful city of Los Angeles has been buzzing all summer. The beaches have been packed; the music acts have been coming non-stop, and we even gained an NFL team. With summer winding down, we here at Simpson Buick GMC, one of the premier GMC dealers near San Diego, aren’t ready for the fun to stop.

It seems like every year around this time things start slowing down, people start to get into their school or work routines, and the up-tempo, lively lifestyle that we all enjoy throughout the summer starts to fade. This fall that doesn’t need to be the case. Check out our complete guide to an unforgettable fall below and keep the good times rolling in the city of angels.

  1. Los Angeles Rams game

The “prodigal sons” of the NFL, the Rams have made their long awaited return home to Los Angeles from the beautiful city of St. Louis, and we could not be more pumped about it. Not only has the team traded for the number 1 pick in the draft, which they turned into star quarterback and California native Jared Goff, but they also have been starring in HBO’s extremely popular TV series “Hard Knocks”.


The NFL’s return means that the fall has become an exciting time to be alive in Los Angeles. Break out the grill and coolers and make your way down to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for some good old-fashioned family fun. Encourage your St. Louis friends to continue supporting the team and let’s make this season a historic one.

  1. Drake and Future at the Staples Center

Football isn’t the only major event coming to LA this fall. Hip-Hop Phenom Drake will be playing six shows in the greater Los Angeles area between September 7th and 29th. Joining him will be one of the hottest rappers of the year, Future, for what is sure to be an unbelievable series of performances. Make your way out to the Staples Center or The Forum in Inglewood for a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience.

  1. The L.A. Times: The Taste Festival

The L.A. Times annual event “The Taste” celebrates local cuisine from the Los Angeles area over the entire Labor Day Weekend. What better way to kick off fall than with a taste of all of the best food from the culturally diverse Los Angeles community? Enjoy food, drink and live entertainment in a blissful environment at Paramount Pictures Studios. Visit the LA Times website for additional details and tickets.


  1. Los Angeles Dodgers Games

America’s favorite pastime is in full heat this fall, as your hometown Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels fight for playoff contention. September is one of the most exciting months in baseball as teams begin to clinch spots for the October playoffs. Stars like Mike Trout, Adrian Gonzales, and Clayton Kershaw become legends under the playoff lights, so bring your friends or family to the stadium in your 2016 Buick Enclave and root for your team all the way to the World Series!

  1. Sundown Music Festival

For those that aren’t ready for summer to be over, no fall event is better suited to your needs than Sundown Music Festival. This gigantic beach party features international music sensations such as Awolnation, Erick Morillo, and New Politics for your listening pleasure. Add in zip lines, waterslides, food and drink and you have yourself an epic fall event that you won’t soon forget. Check out the festival’s Facebook page for more info, or visit theirofficial website for tickets!

Get Ready for Fall at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park

Whether you’re looking for a heavy-duty truck to use at work, a spacious SUV to take the kids to school, or a classy car to take to all of these amazing events, Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park is your one-stop shop for quality vehicles at unmatchable value. We are proud to be your used car dealer near San Diego of choice, so stop into our showroom located at6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90521 for great deals on top of the line vehicles. Ask our salespersons about financing options to make your buying experience as easy and affordable as possible!

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How To Chill Out In Orange County This Summer

The country has been scorching and the summer’s really heating up here in Orange County. The area’s been the grip of several sweltering heat waves, and people are looking to cool off any way they can. So what are some of the many ways you can chill out in OC when the thermometer is ready to blow its top? Here are some suggestions from your friends at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park.

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Head To A Theme Park – This may be a bit odd to suggest, but you can bet folks will be flocking to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark at Knott’s Berry Farm. A family favorite for splashing, swimming, and all sorts of aquatic fun, Soak City offers cabana rentals and such waterlogged attractions as Banzai Falls, the Laguna Storm Water Tower, and Malibu Run to name a few. And if you trek to Disneyland this summer (yes those pesky relatives are in town again), you can cool off on Pirates of the Caribbean, Grizzly River Run, It’s A Small World, Splash Mountain…well, you get the idea. Just remember: “Dead men tell no tales!”

Go To Da Beach – Yeppers, that’s a pretty obvious choice, isn’t it? But hey, this is Orange County, and we know how to beach. Pick your favorite – be it Newport, Huntington, Laguna, or Dana Point – grab some sunscreen and let the Pacific Ocean cool those hot tootsies… ahhhh! While you’re there, go on a whale-watching cruise or take the catamaran over to Catalina. You’ll have a whale of a time and cool off in the process.

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Shop Till You Drop – The OC has a fantastic assortment of enclosed shopping malls to suit every fancy. So why not go on a shopping spree in air-conditioned comfort at one of our many area malls like South Coast Plaza, Brea Mall, or the Westminster Mall, to mention a few?

Go To A Movie – Orange County has movie theaters galore. The Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex 18, La Mirada 7 and plenty of others nearby offer an entertaining respite from the relentless OC sun.

Go Out To Dinner – The OC has, well, a bajillion or so excellent restaurants. So why not beat the heat by dining in a nice cool restaurant and enjoy some nice cool beverages while you’re at it? (Remember: if those beverages are alcoholic, please drink and drive responsibly.)


Take In A Concert Or Show – Enjoy some hot summer entertainment and chill out with your buds at the Honda Center. After all, if the 2007 Stanley Cup Anaheim Ducks play there, it’s got be a cool place, right?

Get A Cool Deal At Simpson Buick GMC

All roads lead to Simpson Buick GMC, your 2015 Edmunds.com 5-Star Dealer Award-Winner, for some of the coolest deals on new 2016 Buicks for sale in Orange County. As one of the top GMC dealers near Los Angeles, we’re also freezing high prices with exceptional factory discounts on our entire inventory of new 2016 GMC trucks for sale near Anaheim.

If you’re looking for big savings on used cars for sale in Orange County, we offer an impressive selection of top quality GM Certified Pre-owned vehicles that must meet rigorous standards to earn the “Certified” badge. We also have an excellent selection ofused cars under $15,000 to choose from.

You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to put a luxurious new Buick or Professional Grade GMC truck or SUV in your driveway this summer. Our Simpson Buick GMC Auto Finance Center takes the hassle and guesswork out of getting affordable car loans by letting you prequalify for financing online.

If you live in Buena Park, Anaheim, Tustin, La Mirada, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Cerritos, Stanton, Newport Beach, or Costa Mesa, all roads lead to Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park for some of the best money-saving deals on new Buicks and GMCs in Orange County.

We invite you to visit our spacious, modern, and air-conditioned Buick GMC new car showroom. Simpson Buick GMC is minutes away at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621 where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Call us today at 866-704-8073. To reach our Service Department, please call 877-849-9027.







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10 Unique 2016 Father’s Day Activities In Orange County

Here’s a question: just how many ties does your dad have in his closet? Or slippers for that matter? This Father’s Day, it’s time to get creative about celebrating your dad. After all, how many socket wrench and barbecue sets can one person possibly own? Don’t worry, this is “the OC,” and that means there are a ton of fun, exciting, and unique things you, dad, and the whole family can do to make his special day a most memorable one.

Lucky for you, we put our collective, fatherly heads together here at your local Orange County Buick GMC dealership, Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park, and come up with a list of surefire, blockbuster, and sensational ideas for Father’s Day 2016 in Orange County that your dad is sure to love.


  1. Make Dad Your Top Gun For A Day

“Goose” and “Maverick” better watch their six when your dad gets into the cockpit of real military aircraft at Air Combat USA. Your Pop can pop a few “G’s” and become a fighter pilot for a day. Dad is sure to be sky-high about this unforgettable experience. For more information, please call Air Combat USA’s national headquarter at the Fullerton Municipal Airport at 714-525-7590 or 1-800-522-7590.

  1. Cruisin’ Brea Classic Car Show

Put Father’s Day into overdrive this year by taking dad to this awesome festival of classic cars in Downtown Brea featuring 72 categories, 41 car clubs, and more than 175 vehicles on display. Plus there’s live music and free general admission. It’s Brea’s biggest classic car show yet. Bring a can of food to benefit the Orange County Food Bank.

  1. Take Dad Fishing

Let dad try out that brand-new rod & reel you bought him by taking him out for an exciting day of deep-sea fishing or whale watching courtesy of Davey’s Locker of Newport Beach.Davey’s Locker Sport Fishing and Whale Watching has a 40-year track record of delivering some of the best fishing experiences in OC. They’re located near the Balboa Pavilion on Balboa Island. Special Father’s Day Fishing Frenzy gift cards are now available.


  1. Take Dad On A Cruise

If your dad isn’t into fishing but he still loves the water, then a Father’s Day Live Music Dinner Cruise may be the answer. Sailing out of Dana Wharf, the Dana Pride offers a unique and memorable experience with live music by Mike Obryan, a delicious BBQ buffet, delectable desserts, and his favorite libations.

  1. Let Dad’s Imagination Take Flight

If you dad wants to experience all of the exhilaration of flying a fighter jet while not ever leaving the ground, he can at the Flightdeck Air Combat Center in Anaheim. Located just two miles from Disneyland, Flightdeck uses state-of-the-art, military-grade flight simulators that allow dad to pilot either an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet or a Boeing 737 jetliner.

  1. Have Your Dad Soaring

Jetpack America in Newport Harbor offers fathers the thrill of a lifetime. The world’s first recreational jetpack allows dad to soar to new heights of unparalleled excitement. Certified Flight Instructors prepare dad with a brief, but intensive, training process before he straps on the jetpack and get airborne.

  1. Father’s Day At The Pretend City Children’s Museum

If you’re looking for the perfect activity for dad and the kids to share this Father’s Day,Pretend City Children’s Museum has the answer. This is a chance for Super Dads to interact with their children in a unique way by participating in educational play experiences. Pretend City is a pint-sized metropolis designed to show children how the real world works by assuming real-world roles.

  1. Father’s Day Champagne Brunch Buffet At Laguna Cliffs

Treat dad to a sumptuous and sophisticated Father’s Day All-American Brunch at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa’s Vue Restaurant in Dana Point. Vue offers a spectacular perspective of Orange County’s fabled coastline and an elegant ambiance for his special day.

  1. Father’s Day At The Old World German Restaurant

Your dad will exclaim “Ausgezeichnet!” (excellent!) when he surveys the cornucopia of delicious, all-you-can-eat selections at the Old World German Restaurant in Huntington Beach. He’ll fill up to his heart’s content on eggs, bacon, ham, roast beef, bratwurst, and enjoy unlimited Champagne. Oh, and did we mention the “Wiener Dog Races” at 3 p.m.? Well, of course, there are Wiener Dog Races. Why would you ask?


  1. Let Dad Get Medieval For A Knight

If you dad is a Game of Thrones or Vikings (not Minnesota, we mean the History Channel TV show) fan, he’ll love being whisked back to the “Ol’ Days of Yore” when chivalry reigned, and brave knights fought for glory. Medieval Times Dinner Tournament is well-known in Buena Park and throughout So Cal for offering a unique and exciting evening of thrilling, non-stop entertainment. So take dad joust for the fun of it! (Sorry, couldn’t resist one last pun.)

Celebrate Dad’s Day At Simpson Buick GMC Of Buena Park

Let’s get down to what dad REALLY wants, a beautiful new 2016 Buick luxury car or “Professional Grade” 2016 GMC truck or SUV from Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park.

This summer, we’re dealing with our entire inventory of new 2016 Buicks and GMC trucks for sale in Orange County with exceptional, money-saving special offers and lucrative GM Factory Incentives that will put your dad behind the wheel of a new Buick or GMC in no time flat. How about the outstanding 2016 GMC Acadia or the 2016 Buick Enclave, for example? Both the Acadia and Enclave are luxurious, capable, versatile, and feature-packed SUVs that offer the ultimate expression of GM’s legendary design and engineering prowess.

If you’re in the market for quality used cars for sale in Los Angeles, we have a stellar selection of some of the best used cars in Orange County to choose from. And for top-notch vehicles that go the extra mile for quality and reliability, may we suggest our superior selection of superbly reconditioned GM-Certified Pre-owned vehicles for sale near Anaheim.

All roads lead to Simpson Buick, GMC of Buena Park, your Orange County 2015 Edmunds.com 5-star Dealer Award Winner. Our OC Buick GMC dealership is conveniently located just north of the intersection of the 91 and the 5 freeways at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621. Call us today at 866-894-7589. For Service, please call 877-832-6194.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Watch the news on any given evening and you might hear stories like “The Dangers of GMOs” or “What’s in Your Dinner Tonight Might Just Kill You.” Now hopefully what was in your dinner tonight did not actually end up killing you, but we’re at a point in our society where we have become hyper-aware of every single health hazard or endangerment of our well being.

People protest pesticides, consumerism, and animal rights. They march for positive body image, equal wages, and religious freedom, and rightfully so. When people feel that their rights or their life are in danger, they try to take action and do something about it. One cause that doesn’t receive nearly enough attention is distracted driving, and the explanation as to why is simple.

Although distracted driving is responsible for around 5,000 deaths every year according toAAAFoundation.com, there are no social movements, protests or marches dedicated to fixing the problem. To us here at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park, your preferred new GMC dealer in Buena Park, California, the reason is clear. Nobody is standing up against one of the most common killers of teen drivers in America because almost everyone has been guilty of distracted driving at some point in their lives and many drive while distracted on a daily basis.


Curing an Epidemic

According to Distraction.gov, 10% of all new drivers (15-19 years old) who experienced accidents were reported as distracted at the time of the collision. Even worse, 2 percent of drivers on the road at any time are text messaging or using handheld devices. This means that when you are driving on the highway at exceptional speeds, 2 out of every 100 drivers are distracted from the road at any moment and endangering all other drivers on the road.

According to CDC.gov, an astonishing 243,243 American teens were treated in emergency departments for injuries stemming from auto accidents in 2013 alone. This is not a small problem as it takes thousands of lives and sends hundreds of thousands of people to the hospital with injuries every year, and it isn’t one that is going away any time soon as more and more people who are attached to their cell phones begin driving.

What needs to happen is a widespread movement to end this type of damaging behavior. To this end, Buick and GMC have been installing systems such as Bluetooth hands-free calling and texting and voice-activated audio streaming into their vehicles. Although it is by no means a comprehensive solution to the distracted driving epidemic, it is a step in the right direction as it encourages drivers to keep their eyes and attention on the road instead of their phones.


Models like the 2016 GMC Acadia and the 2016 Buick Cascada are helping their owners stay connected to the world around them while also supporting attentive, careful driving. Additional safety features such as lane departure warning, forward collision alert and blind zone alert are valuable safeguards, but again, nothing can protect a driver more than aware and alert driving habits.

Looking away from the road even for a second can be the difference between you arriving home safely and waking up in a hospital with terrible injuries. The text can wait. Stay alert when behind the wheel for yourself and for the drivers around you.

Test Drive One of the Safest Vehicles on the Road at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park

If safety is a priority for you, then you will feel right at home at Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park where we have a variety of extremely safe used GMCs for sale in Buena Park, California. We are proud to support the movement to end distracted driving, so stop by our store located at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, California 90621 to pick out your new Buick today.







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Top 12 Buick & GMC Holiday Gift Accessories

The holidays are a time for the spirit of giving. If you have a Buick or GMC owner in your family or on your list, then we at your local Orange County Buick GMC new and used car dealership, Simpson Buick GMC, can make your holiday shopping a bit easier this year. Just like the song, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” we came up with 12 terrific Buick GMC accessories that will make great gifts for someone owning a Buick or GMC. Best of all, we make it easy to purchase these aftermarket items precision-engineered especially for GM vehicles right from our Parts Department at Simpson Buick GMC.


2015 Buick Enclave Cargo Organizer

Your Enclave owner will appreciate the convenience of this rugged, collapsible cargo organizer embroidered with the Buick logo.


2015 Buick Enclave Security Shade

Shield valuables from prying eyes with this easy-to-install fabric security shade.


GM First Aid Kit

A must for any Buick or GMC vehicle this inexpensive and handy first-aid kit has all the basics. It fits neatly in the glove box or seat back pouch for quick access.


GMC Canyon Bed Mat By BedRug™

Have a GMC Canyon owner on your list? They are sure to love this rugged, customized bed liner designed to protect the bed of their Canyon’s cargo box from scratches and other damage.


2015 Buick LaCrosse Premium All-Weather Floor Mats

Your La Crosse owner will surely appreciate this thoughtful gift designed to protect their car’s interior. The ribbed construction collects rain, mud, and other debris and is easy to clean.


2015 Buick Regal Pedal Cover Kit

Add some sporty pizazz with these custom-fitted brake and accelerator pedal covers.


2015 Buick Verano Wheel Lock Kit

This custom wheel lock kit with special key helps to deter thieves from taking the wheels off the vehicle.


2015 GMC Sierra HD SPORTZ® Truck Tent

How cool is this? Transform the rear of the Sierra into an instant, rugged, and waterproof tent. Designed to fit 8-ft Long Box by Napier®.


2015 GMC Sierra HD Tool Box

This very special gift is sure to delight the GMC Sierra owner on your list. It features a diamond pattern with GMC logo, holds up to 250 pounds of storage, and mounts to the cargo bed securely without drilling. Most impressive.


2016 Buick Encore SUV Cargo Tray

Do you know someone who owns a beautiful and versatile Buick Encore SUV? If you do, they are sure to love this great gift. This rugged and stylish one-piece cargo tray fits perfectly into the Encore’s rear cargo area. Made of molded plastic, it will help contain spills and protect the carpeting underneath.


2015 GMC Yukon SUV Sunshade Package

Designed to fit the Yukon SUV perfectly, this convenient sunshade keeps the interior cool and protects the dash from harmful UV rays. It comes with a special storage bag.


2015 GMC Crew Cab Front Floor Console Organizer

This handy removable organizer is designed for an exact fit. The organizer’s two-tiered storage compartments are perfect for CDs, DVDs, cell phones, and other items. You can even store larger items below the console.


Get The Gift Of Savings At Simpson Buick GMC

We’re unwrapping phenomenal holiday savings at your local Buick GMC dealership in Buena Park near Anaheim, Fullerton, La Habra, Brea, and Garden Grove. Our holiday sales extravaganza is the perfect time to get a great deal on a new 2015 or 2016 Buick or GMC truck. Take advantage of special pricing, Buick GMC lease offers, and GM manufacturer discounts that will save you more. We’re also moving out the 2015s to make way for our new 2016 inventory, and that means additional savings.

Our GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicles in Orange County offer “like-new” quality at a price costing thousands less. And for an exceptional deal on used cars in Orange County, check out our bargain-priced used vehicles under $15,000. Visit our Simpson Buick GMC Parts Department today and let us help you order the perfect Buick GMC holiday accessory gift. Our Buena Park Buick GMC dealership is easy to reach from throughout Orange County. We’re located just north of the 5 and 91 freeways at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621. For Sales, please call 866-704-8073. For Parts and Service, call 877-849-9027.

Happy Holidays!

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El Niño 2015 Automotive Survival Guide

Meteorologists predict that this year the West Coast will experience a “super” El Niño; perhaps one of the strongest on record. Warmer ocean currents create much wetter storm systems and the potential for torrential downpours. We’ve already seen this happen recently with heavy rainstorms causing flooding and damaging mudslides in many areas of Southern California.

Because of the severe drought, many Southern Californians aren’t used to driving in all this wet weather. It’s no secret that highway accidents multiply exponentially when the rain starts falling. That’s why it’s more important than ever to prepare your vehicle for the coming onslaught of a far wetter than normal winter.


At Simpson Buick GMC, your go-to new and used car Buick GMC dealership in Orange County, we believe in the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” For this reason, we’ve come up with the following ways you can prepare your Buick, GMC, or another vehicle for this year’s predicted El Niño super storms.


The Four “Bs” Of Getting Your Car Ready For El Niño:

Blades – Good windshield wiper blades are a must when the rain starts pouring. If your wiper blades are streaking, skipping, or have worn/split rubber, replace them with genuine AC/Delco wiper blades to make sure they are up to the task of keeping your windshield clean and your visibility clear. Take the time to top off your windshield washer fluid reservoir. We stock genuine GM wiper blades especially made for your Buick or GMC here at our Simpson Buick GMC Service & Parts Department. We’ll also be happy to install them for you.


Battery – You don’t want to be stranded in a downpour with a dead battery. Inspect the battery posts and cables for corrosion and clean if necessary. If you’re finding it harder to start your car, have your battery, starter, and alternator checked by one of our GM-certified technicians here at Simpson Buick GMC to ensure that they are operating correctly.

Belts & Hoses– A shredded serpentine belt or blown radiator hose could leave you stranded. Over time, rubber loses its pliability, becoming hard and brittle. Look for cracks or shiny spots in belts. The same goes for hoses, which go bad from the inside out. Inspect for spongy, brittle, or bulging areas. Our technicians are trained to spot and correct these issues before they become a problem.

Brakes – Let’s face it, driving in So. Cal can be difficult even when the weather is sunny. More so when the weather turns nasty. Good brakes are essential, especially when the freeways are slick with rain, and the 405 is bumper-to-bumper. One thing you can do yourself is to look for low brake fluid levels in the transparent brake reservoir. If you are adding or replacing brake fluid yourself, make sure to use clean brake fluid from an unopened container to avoid contamination. If you think your brakes feel “mushy” or if your car grabs or pulls when you apply the brakes, let our OC Buick GMC dealership’s certified GM technicians thoroughly inspect your brakes for such things as warped rotors, sticking calipers, worn brake pads, and leaking brake fluid lines.

To complete your 2015 El Niño automotive survival guide, here are some additional things you should check to ensure your car is ready for this unpredictable winter weather season.

Tires – Check your tires for improper pressure, uneven wear, gouges or cracks in the sidewall, or any other abnormality. Refer to your owner’s manual for the correct tire pressure. You can also find this information on the inside of the driver’s side door. Invest in a good quality tire pressure gauge. Don’t forget to check the tire pressure of your spare.

Coolant – You should also inspect your coolant levels by looking at the plastic recovery reservoir next to the radiator. Do this when your engine is cold to avoid injury. You don’t have to remove the radiator cap, just fill the reservoir to the correct level using the proper kind of coolant. Consult your Buick or GMC owner’s manual or contact our Service Department if you aren’t sure what coolant to use.

Headlights And Taillights – When El Niño’s wet weather hits, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your headlights and taillights are working properly. Visually check your headlights, taillights, and brake lights. Most are very easy to replace by following the instructions in your owner’s manual. If your headlight lenses are cloudy, you can clean them yourself using one of many off-the-shelf headlight restoration kits on the market. Our Service Department can also assist you with replacing bulbs and cleaning plastic lenses.

Oil and Transmission Fluids – Locate the oil dipstick and check the oil level. If it’s a bit low, use the correct viscosity oil for your vehicle and top off the oil, being careful not to overfill. Consult your Buick or GMC owner’s manual for the proper oil to use in your car. You may sometimes find the correct oil to use on the oil filler cap.

Steering, Suspension & Alignment – If you notice that your car is constantly drifting to one side or the other and you’re having a tough time keeping it straight, it’s a sign that you need an alignment. If you car’s steering feels too heavy or too light, or if your car’s suspension isn’t taking the bumps like it used to, let our service techs diagnose the problem by road-testing your car.

If you’ve taken the right steps to prepare your car for the bad weather ahead, then you’ll be better prepared to survive El Niño 2015’s impact on our roadways.

Experience A Downpour Of Savings At Simpson Buick GMC Of Buena Park.

As your premier L.A. and Orange County new and used Buick GMC car dealer, Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park is showering you with a torrent of savings as big as El Niño on our entire inventory of 2015 and 2016 Buicks and GMC trucks and SUVs. As an Edmunds.com five-star dealer, we pride ourselves on providing you with five-star customer service. Take advantage of our money-saving specials, dealer discounts, and manufacturer incentives. Save even more with our Certified Pre-Owned program.

Stop by our Buena Park Buick GMC dealership and let us show you just how easy it is to drive away in a new Buick or GMC today. We’re conveniently located where the 5 and the 91 freeways meet at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park CA 90621, serving Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Brea, Cerritos, Cypress, and La Habra. For Sales, please call 866-894-7589. For Service & Parts, please call 877-832-6194.





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Think Pink: 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events In L.A. And Orange Counties

As your local Orange County Buick GMC dealership, Simpson Buick GMC is committed to supporting our community. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we encourage you to “think pink.” You can participate in some of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® activities and events listed below:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Team up and participate in a non-competitive 3-5 mile walk to raise funds, celebrate survivors, and express hope.

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Making Strides Los Angeles Walk – 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.

Making Strides of Orange County Walk – 8 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Orange County – 75% of the funds raised by this organization stay in Orange County while the remaining 25% goes to the Komen Global Research Fund. To date, Susan G. Komen Orange County® has invested more than $35 million in breast health programs to help uninsured and underserved women in Orange County.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Orange County – 6 a.m. Sept. 27 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. New this year is a timed running event. There is also a Kids’ On-Mile Fun Run & Family Walk.

Other ways you can participate is to get involved with local organizations like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Making Strides Against Cancer in Los Angeles and Orange Country by volunteering. You can also donate a vehicle and receive a tax write-off, as well as sponsor an individual or a team.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Orange County is also sponsoring a “125 Fundraising Challenge” that encourages race participants to raise at least $125 to cover the cost of one Komen-funded mammogram. “Superhero” Honor Roll members who donate $1,500 or more receive special recognition. It includes a pink Honor Roll sash, invitation to the 2015 Race for the Cure Kick-off Party, and two VIP passes to the event.

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These are but a few of the many fundraising and educational events happening during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and throughout the year. For more information, please contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at 877-465-6636.

The Cure For High Prices Starts At Simpson Buick GMC

If you are tired of sticker shock at other Buick GMC car dealerships in Anaheim, Cerritos, Buena Park, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities, we have the cure. At Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park, we offer exceptional savings on our entire inventory of 2015 Buicks and GMC trucks and SUVs. As an Edmunds.com five-star dealer, we pride ourselves on providing you with five-star customer service. Take advantage of our money-savingspecials, dealer discounts, and manufacturer incentives. Stop by our Buena Park Buick GMC dealership and let us show you just how easy it is to drive away in a new Buick or GMC today. We’re conveniently located at 6600 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park CA 90621, serving Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Brea, and La Habra. For Sales, please call 866-894-7589. For Service & Parts, please call 877-832-6194.






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