Jan 02

Coming Soon: The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback

Buick Regal Sportback

Tons Of Convenient Space

Things are changing for the Buick Regal, and they’re changing for the better. The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback takes the traditional sedan styling of old and revamps it with an innovative design that is functional and fashionable, all while bolstering performance and intelligence for a thoroughly luxurious experience.

 5-Door Sedan

This Buick Regal “sedan” is actually a five-door car, with a rear hatch that opens to a spacious and versatile cargo space. The Buick Regal Sportback is more reminiscent of a coupe than a hatchback, and it takes styling cues straight from the race track. It’s equally sporty in its performance, thanks to a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. And with an available all-wheel-drive system—not to mention up to 31.5 cu. ft. of cargo space—the Buick Regal Sportback is as ready for adventure as it is for the race track.

 Technology For Safety & Fun

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback is also filled with smart technology, like the Buick Infotainment System on a 7-inch touchscreen plus Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for easy smartphone connectivity. The Buick Regal Sportback also offers up a suite of smart safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, which provides peace of mind so that drivers can enjoy the ride.

 Take One For A Test Drive

There’s truly something for everyone in this unique combination of sporty styling, intelligence, and capability. Stop in at Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO to test drive the first-ever 2018 Buick Regal Sportback.

Dec 19

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

keep your New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s Celebration

If you feel like you drop the ball somewhere mid-February, don’t worry. You’re not the only person who finds it difficult to keep your New Year’s resolutions. But with these tips from Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO, we hope you’ll find the tools you need to keep your resolutions going strong all year long.

Start Small

One important key to keeping a resolution is forming reasonable expectations. For instance, if you make it your goal to pay off $1,000 a month on debt but you only make $3,000 a month, you may be asking too much. Start with goals that you know you can reach and build up from there.

Keeping Track of Progress Helps Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s important to keep your resolutions close by all year. To achieve a goal, you need to make it part of your life, not just an afterthought each day. Try talking to a friend about your progress, or keeping a journal of each day’s experience. You could even start a blog about your journey!

Be Kind to Yourself

One reason that New Year’s resolutions don’t last is that people tend to give up as soon as they mess up. But when it comes to resolutions of any kind, perseverance is key. Don’t let one bad month keep you from working towards your goal. At the end of the year, you’ll be glad you stuck with it even if it had its ups and downs along the way.

Dec 04

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Try This Year

New Year’s Resolutions

Starting The Year Off Right

It’s almost time for another New Year, and with each New Year comes the sense of new beginnings. While we all really have the chance to change our lives and habits every day, it helps many people to sit down and make New Year’s resolutions every 365 days. Here are five ideas from the team at Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO for you to consider this New Year.

Start Meditating

There are tons of books, CDs, and even smartphone apps that can help you start a meditation practice. It’s great for reducing stress, improving focus, and staying in the moment.

Get Outside

There are so many benefits to spending time outside in nature. You don’t have to wait until the warm season to do this one, either. Make it your goal to get outside a couple of days a week, for a walk, a night of camping, a ski trip, or anything!

Learn New Skills

Imagine how empowering it would be to learn a dozen new skills in the New Year? You can do so easily by focusing on one new skill each month! Choose your skills now, and spend a few hours each week developing your new subject of interest each month.

Keep a Journal

If you’ve never kept a journal, this can be a challenging resolution to keep. However, the personal rewards are vast, even if you’re just taking ten minutes at the end of each day to recap the day’s events.

Read More New Year’s Resolutions

Whether you join a book club or make your own list of intriguing titles, you’re sure to be enriched by making more time for reading in the New Year.

Nov 11

The Best St. Louis Events in December for a Wonderful Winter

St. Louis Events in December

Holiday Lights All Around

December is always an exciting time of year, and if you’re in the St Louis area, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is deciding which local event sounds like the most fun. To help you out, here are Gateway Buick GMC’s best St. Louis events in December.

Grinchmas

Why wait for Santa to come along on Christmas? Get into the holiday spirit by joining up with the Grinch on December 12th in St. Louis’ South Grand neighborhood. Revelers of all ages can get a picture with the Grinch at this event that benefits the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Come to Ballpark Village December 10th for the 2nd Annual World’s Largest Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Show up to help break a Guinness World Record and help Operation Food Search. Besides hideous sweaters, partiers can expect to enjoy photo-booths, live music, and more.

St. Louis Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

From December 16th-25th, the St. Louis Ballet will perform Gen Horiuchi’s version of the timeless classic The Nutcracker. Whether you’re a ballet aficionado or just looking for a magical time for the whole family, this is one holiday tradition not to be missed!

Finish out 2017 with a bang; check out these end-of-the-year events in St. Louis, MO and make this winter the most memorable yet! Tell all of us at Gateway Buick GMC how much you liked these events in the comments below.

Nov 01

Best Fall Day Trips in Missouri you Must Check out This Year

Best Fall Day Trips In Missouri

Fall With Friends

Who doesn’t love fall? Summer’s heat has ended and winter’s chill hasn’t quite set in so it’s the perfect time to get out and experience the best Missouri has to offer. Before it’s too late, be sure to check out these best fall day trips in Missouri, hand-picked by Gateway Buck GMC.

St. Louis Arch

The iconic St Louis Arch is an incredible sight to behold any time of year, but fall offers exceptionally beautiful views from the Arch’s top observation deck. Bring the whole family and see the Mississippi River like you’ve never seen it before.

Sunshine Valley Farm

Nothing says fall quite like apple picking. At Sunshine Valley Farm in Rogersville, everyone will have a wonderful time hand gathering the most delicious apples of the year. Get yours to ensure you have the very best apple pie ingredients before the season ends!

Mark Twain National Forest

As Missouri’s only national forest, the 1.5 million acre Mark Twain National Forest offers unbeatable views of stunning fall foliage. Casual sightseers can enjoy a leisurely picnic while outdoor enthusiasts can explore over 750 miles of trails through this wonderful natural resource.

No matter what you’re into, you’re bound to find something you love on any one of these best fall day trips in Missouri. Just be sure to get out there soon before winter weather arrives and tell all of us at Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO how much you liked these events.

Oct 19

Fall Road Trips in Missouri

Fall Road Trips in Missouri

 

Taking a road trip to see the sights usually isn’t dependent on season. Fall brings cooler weather and colorful foliage that can completely change your sightseeing trip. We here at Gateway Buick GMC have a few fall road trips in Missouri that are well worth the drive!

St. Louis Arch

Is there anywhere in Missouri that’s more iconic than the St. Louis Arch? The monument takes on a whole different look once the fall season rolls around. Cooler weather changes the experience all on its own while the colorful foliage makes for a look you’ll only find a few months out of the year. A trip to the top offers a breathtaking view of the tree-lined Mississippi River.

Sunshine Valley Farm

Apple picking and fall are two things that just go together. Sunshine Valley Farm allows visitors to experience the best of both things. Pick a bushel of apples and enjoy the cool fall air while you can. An experience like this won’t roll around until next fall!

Apple Butter Festival

Kimmswick may be small, but it’s pretty well known for its Apple Butter Festival. The annual event celebrates the town’s history of making apple butter for more than four decades. The festival includes plenty of fall treats, crafts, and a full history of those interest. That’s not to mention you’ll get to attend a one-of-a-kind event that only occurs once a year!

Oct 04

Family Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween from Gateway Buick GMC

Halloween is a time when kids gather a feast of candy while parents stand ready at the door, arsenal of sweets in hand. The holiday isn’t all about chocolate and sugar though. Here are some fun family Halloween costumes that will be a blast for everyone involved!

Pac-Man Family

It doesn’t matter how old you get, video game characters make great Halloween costumes. A classic that inspired many others, Pac-Man has been around for decades. The Pac-Man family can consist of the big yellow guy himself, Ms. Pac-Man, and the ghosts. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the retro throwback to one of the world’s most classic characters.

Beekeeper and Bees

You don’t have to be Winnie the Pooh to enjoy the fruits (or honey) of a bee’s labor! The beekeeper and bees family costume has no size constraints. Adults can dress up as the beekeeper and hive while kids fill out the bee costumes.

Winnie the Pooh & Pals

Dressing up as Winnie the Pooh and his friends is a great way to get any kid excited about Halloween (assuming the thought of candy doesn’t do it). There’s Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, and, of course, Pooh Bear himself.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Gateway Buick GMC!

Sep 24

2018 Buick Regal Near You

2018 Buick Regal

The New Regal Can Take You Anywhere!

The 2018 Buick Regal diversifies the entry-level luxury brand’s lineup with two available body styles. Named the Buick Regal Sportback and TourX, both are an improvement over the 2017 model, but they have their differences. Here’s a quick rundown of the 2018 Buick Regal models from us here at Gateway Buick GMC.

Buick Regal Sportback

The Buick Regal Sportback boasts a body style similar to a midsize sedan. It offers a sporty driving feel and its four-cylinder engine comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It offers up to 60.7 cu ft. of cargo space, making it a roomy sedan through and through.

Buick Regal TourX

The Buick Regal TourX brings a body style similar to that of a hatchback wagon. As a result, it offers more space, up to 73.5 cu ft., than its sibling. The standard four-cylinder engine also comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s also a tad bit higher than the Regal Sportback.

Both models offer similar technologies and the same engine and drivetrain. A full array of safety technologies are available on both models as well.

The differences between the 2018 Buick Regal models offer drivers their choice of what kind of vehicle they want. Drivers hunting for sporty handling will find the Regal Sportback fits their needs. Those that want a utility-driven model, or just want more space, will enjoy the Regal TourX.

Come see the 2018 Buick Regal soon at Gateway Buick GMC in St. Louis, MO! We’d love to show you one.

Sep 12

Route 66 Festival In Missouri

Route 66 Festival

Get Your Kicks On Route 66

The Route 66 Festival has become an annual event in Missouri. Officially titled “Birthplace of Route 66 Festival,” the event takes place in Springfield and spans a good portion of the week, from Thursday through Saturday. The event includes a number of activities, including a parade and live music.

America’s Mother Road

The Route 66 Festival is a celebration of Springfield’s role in creating what’s become known as America’s Mother Road. The seventh annual festival kicked off on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with the “Show Me 66: Main Street Through Missouri” parade.

Plenty of Fun Activites

From there, attendees enjoyed live bands, food vendors, classic cars, and more. There were even fun activities for kids and families. As expected, the turnout was massive and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Classic Vehicles

Classic cars and motorcycles were on display all three days of the event. The classics ranged from mid-century vehicles to eye-catching hot rods. There were also unique exhibits, ranging from maps and stamps to Route 66 memorabilia, on display.

Saturday kicked off with an early morning run. Participants ran a 3.3K or 6.6K route that started at the Springfield Expo Center.

We here at Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO hope you had a chance to attend the Route 66 Festival! If not, there’s always next year.

Aug 28

Missouri Lake Summer Road Trip

Missouri Lake Summer Road Trip

Road Trip Buddies

Taking a trip to a lake is a great way to make a summer memorable and cool off at the same time. Missouri is home to a number of interesting and lesser-known lakes. Fortunately, we’re willing to share. We here at Gateway Buick GMC know of a Missouri lake summer road trip that you won’t want to miss out on!

Mark Twain Lake

Located 20 miles southwest of Hannibal, Mark Twain Lake boasts 18,000 acres of water and takes up a total of 54,000 acres. Those looking for a great place to explore nature, experience life on the lake, or find a new activity need look no further than Mark Twain Lake.

The lake and surrounding land is home to plenty of campsites, trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas. There’s even hunting land for those looking for some adrenaline. The lake typically features calm waters that make it perfect for excursions in smaller watercraft, such as sailboats, kayaks, and canoes. Visitors who wish to fish will find bass, catfish, and much more wandering the lake waters.

Surrounding the lake is home to a number of interesting animals, including beavers and bald eagles. Much of the land remains undeveloped, making it one of the best ways in the country to get closer to nature!

All of us at Gateway Buick GMC near St. Louis, MO hope you have a road trip this summer!

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