News and Stuff of Hosick Motors

OnStar Santa Update Returns

OnStar is keeping the Christmas spirit alive in General Motors vehicles all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe for the seventh consecutive year. Subscribers to the service will once again be able to press the blue button in their vehicle to receive a GPS location of Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve, referred to by OnStar as the “Santa Update.” (more…)

Your car.. the black box.

Vehicles have become rolling data collectors. Fitted with telematics systems, which allow vehicles to communicate with the outside world, the family crossover now has the capacity to monitor our behavior as faithfully as any computer or electronic-surveillance instrument. And as with other modern threats to privacy, we arrived here out of a desire to improve safety. (more…)

Latest Batmobile

We’ve yet to see what Batman’s latest Batmobile is capable of, but we can see what it looks like moving under it’s own power as he faces off against Superman.

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Hosick Motors, For All Of Your Automotive Needs

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Visit for complete inventory listings and details about Hosick Motors.  Phone: (618) 283-2424. Address: 1213 Sunset Drive, Vandalia, IL 62471. (more…)

Top rude driver states announced

Call it brusque, boorish or downright barbaric. Whatever you call it, weaving in and out of traffic, laying on the horn and saluting with an upright digit is universally regarded as rude. (more…)

Dummies Are Put to the Test for Your Safety

We may not be able to tell teens to listen to their parents, but we can test for their safety.

Before you and your loved ones get behind the wheel of your new General Motors vehicle, another family already tested it – a family of crash test dummies.

The 170 crash test dummies at the Milford Proving Ground have been designed in varying sizes in order to (more…)

QR Code Improves Off Hours Shopping @ Hosicks

Many of you like to visit Hosick Motors during our closed hours and stroll leisurely through the lot looking at vehicles. Since you are visiting when no one can answer your questions (those pesky sales people), we decided to make your next visit a bit easier. Each vehicle has a QR code in the driver’s window. Scanning the strange looking square with your smart phone will take you directly to the details page for the vehicle @ Details are available 24/7.


Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

The Army, General Motors and Raytheon signed a proclamation Tuesday, at the Pentagon that puts new job opportunities on the table for Soldiers separating from military service.

The multi-year “Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program” will provide new job opportunities to some of the 130,000 Soldiers returning annually to civilian life. As part of the program, select Soldiers who are transitioning out of the military will be trained to fill service technician positions at GM dealerships.  (more…)

Pets in Vehicles

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles. We’ve heard the excuses: “Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store,” or “But I cracked the windows…” These excuses don’t amount to much if your pet becomes seriously ill or dies from being left in a vehicle.

The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost (more…)

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