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2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Maintains 12,000-lb. Max Trailering

The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 maintains a 12,000-pound maximum trailering rating under SAE J2807 Recommended Practices – calculations being adopted throughout the industry. “For 2015, the GMC Sierra 1500 builds on the strong foundation introduced with the redesigned 2014 model to offer uncompromising strength, capability and confidence,” said Jeff Luke, executive chief engineer. “The implementation of SAE J2807 levels the playing field among all manufacturers, affirming the capability customers depend on from GMC.”  (more…)

New Dodge Scat Pack Stage Kits to Boost Performance While Preserving Vehicle Warranty; Pricing, Performance Numbers Also Announced

Dodge owners who want to upgrade their vehicles with new Scat Pack performance stage kits, first unveiled by Dodge and Mopar last November at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, can do so with confidence that the vehicle warranty will remain unaffected.

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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…)

Your Credit Score and Auto Financing

Your credit score plays an important role when financing a vehicle.  Once you’ve found the right car or truck, your credit score helps determine first if you’re qualified for an auto financing contract, and second, the finance rate associated with the credit. Learn what makes up your credit score: http://goo.gl/7G4Bqm

2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD in demand

This year, Chrysler Group is hosting law enforcement agencies at public and private tracks across the U.S., and the star of the circuit has been the new 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD.

Whether it’s the police chief, patrolman, sheriff’s deputy or fleet manager, they all want to test drive the police sedan that the Michigan State Police recorded their fastest-ever AWD lap time during their annual police vehicle evaluation tests.   (more…)

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with HEMI® Hellcat Engine: The Most Powerful Challenger Ever

The newly consolidated Dodge and SRT brands are launching out of the gate at full throttle – introducing the new 600-plus horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with a Hellcat engine and its stablemate – the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT just one month after taking the wraps off the new Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI® Scat Pack Shaker at the New York Auto Show.

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GM Salutes Veterans During Military Appreciation Month

From now until June 30, all active, reserve, retired and veteran military – regardless of separation date – can receive the General Motors military discount on Buick & GMC vehicles.

GM extended military pricing to the more than 21 million U.S. veterans from all service branches: U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard.

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Ram Trucks | Official Truck of the Kentucky Derby

Hosick Motors is pleased to report that Ram Trucks will again be an official sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. While the fifth straight year of sponsorship pales somewhat in comparison to the 139 straight years the Derby has been run (this will be year 140), we are nonetheless proud of our participation. After all, even great traditions have to start somewhere. We hope that in time our presence at the Derby will become as customary as seersucker suits and the garland of roses.  (more…)

Curbing Motion Sickness in the Buick Enclave

Take Your Child to Work Day yields real world benefits for Buick research team

You probably won’t recall the number of the road trips when one of your passengers didn’t get car sick while watching the rear DVD entertainment system, like the one in the Buick Enclave. Some credit for that goes to General Motors’ Human Factors group for properly placing the screen outside “the puke zone.”

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