Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What Else Does Cadillac Have Up Its Sleeve? CT6 - The "Game-Changer"

The coming 2016 Cadillac CT6 will take on the juggernauts of German executive shuttles: the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show the CT6 marks a renewed presence in the full size luxury class, this Cadillac flagship embodies the muscular and sleek themes of the smaller CTS and ATS with a longer and broader wheel base (the CT6’s wheel base is actually longer than the A8 and 7 Series). Though CT6 resembles its junior partners, it is not simply a bigger CTS or ATS, and is not a replacement for the XTS, the CT6 is an entirely new vehicle to the Cadillac line up. In fact, the CT6 will be one of the very first GM vehicles built on a new chassis designed for full size luxury cars and crossovers. An aluminum-intensive construction should give the CT6 impressive structural integrity while keeping down overall weight (fewer than 3700 lbs). The new chassis, coupled with the magnetically adjustable shocks and four-wheel steering, will create a set of driving, handling and comfort qualities unique to the CT6.

FEATURES OF THE CT6

The full size luxury vehicle segment is incredibly competitive with outstanding vehicles from Audi, BWM, Mercedes, Jaguar and Lexus but even among such great competition the CT6 shines. True to Cadillacs world-class standards of luxury and technology the interior of the CT6 features an abundance of leather, wood trim and polished aluminum all that with adaptable LED lighting trim ensures the CT6 carriers on Cadillacs signature brand of luxury.

This vehicle, however, is not your dads land yacht CT6 comes with a full, standard compliment of the finest in automotive technology; the touchscreen CUE system provides the driver with a full analytic display, wireless phone charging pad, WiFi and 4g LTE hot spot with multi device Bluetooth capability, night vision with pedestrian and detection that can automatically stop the car if the driver fails to do so. Also featuring a rear view mirror with camera assistance and a 360 degree camera display around the vehicle that not only records while you drive but can be set as a theft deterrent system when sitting in your vehicle. CT6 comes standard with 34 Bose speakers and dual rear seat 10" TV monitors each independently controllable by rear seat passengers.

UNDER THE HOOD

An all-new, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (400 horsepower / 400 pound-feet of torque, estimated) is the CT6's marquee engine. There are also 3.6-liter V6 (naturally aspirated, 335 hp) and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (265 hp) options. All engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels, although the turbo V6's gearbox features slightly more performance-oriented gearing. All-wheel drive is also available. In this luxury cruiser class, however, a V8 option is almost a requirement. Cadillac hasn't announced a V8 yet, but expect to see a V8 installment of GM's latest family of small-block eight-cylinder engines.

Look for the new Cadillac CT6 to go on sale early in 2016, ranging from $60,000-$80,000.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Online Cadillac Owner Center Allows You to Get the Most Out of Your Cadillac

Gone are the days of shuffling through your glove box to find your vehicle owners’ manual, warranty info, or service records! The Cadillac Owner Center gives you convenient around-the-clock access to all of your vehicle-specific information, including:
  • Owner Manuals, Guides & How-To Videos
  • Service History Records (Dealer & Self-Entered)
  • Maintenance Schedules
  • Your Preferred Dealer Information
  • Your OnStar, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, GM Card Details
  • Your Warranty Information
  • Access to Your Open Recalls
  • Live Chat with a Helpful Advisor
Stay connected and schedule service easily by making Brown Bros. Cadillac your Preferred Dealer (listed under “Owner Tools.”) If you’d like, we’ll contact you to set up appointments when you’re due for specific services.


Visit the Cadillac Owner Center today to start taking advantage of all these helpful tools. While you’re there, take the Owner Center on a test drive by clicking on the “Take the Tour” link in the upper right corner of the page. Once you’ve gotten to experience the features, create an account and get the latest communications about your Cadillac—recalls, offers, maintenance reminders and more—in your inbox.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Big Savings On Select Cadillac ATS and XTS at Brown Bros.

Imagine getting $4,600 off a new 2013 Cadillac ATS-- or $4,800 off a new 2013 Cadillac XTS… Well, it’s not just your imagination: now through the end of May, this incredible deal is available on over 25 generously equipped XTS and ATS you can test drive today at Brown Bros. Cadillac!

Our Dealer Discounts of $1,800 on the XTS and $1,600 on the ATS are combining with a limited time Manufacturer’s Incentive of $3,000 to give you this great deal.

The Cadillac ATS is “a gorgeous car you can buy for your commute, a back-road terror when it needs to be, a comfortable, spacious way to take the kids to swim practice” (Esquire)and, was the 2013 North American Car of the Year (NACOTY).   
2013 Cadillac ATS
 This prestigious award, juried by 49 automobile journalists from the U.S. and Canada representing magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites, is based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. (Read more at http://www.northamericancaroftheyear.org/)

In addition, the Cadillac ATS was also recognized as the 2012 Esquire Car of the Year. Like NACOTY, Esquire also uses value as part of the criteria for their award, noting that “the body creases and brightwork touches make it seem worth ten grand more.” (Full article available at http://www.esquire.com/features/cars/car-of-the-year-1012#slide-1)

Even the underside of the new ATS has gotten critics raving: “you put the car on a lift, walk underneath it, and everything is weight-drilled this, welded-aluminum aerospace-science-fiction that. This is the kind of stuff you see in supercars, not midlevel sedans” (Esquire.)

The all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS, which “delivers maximum technology and comfort at an extremely competitive cost,” (Robert Ross of Robb Report) is offered at $4,800 off through the end of the month.
2013 Cadillac XTS
The spacious 304 HP Cadillac XTS was named “2013 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and includes the CUE driver interface. Popular Mechanics remarks: “with its capacitive, multi-gesture touchscreen, haptic feedback, cloud-based OnStar service, natural-speech recognition, attention to driver safety, and a flexible HTML 5 platform, the Cadillac CUE should serve as a benchmark for the rest of the automotive industry.” (Read more at: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/news/the-top-gadgets-of-ces-2012-editors-choice-awards#slide-10)

Come check out the new 2013 Cadillacs the critics are raving about, experience the CUE, and take advantage of this great deal today­. Call 877-216-7928 now to arrange a test drive and get all your questions answered.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Art of Body Repair


The passion and experience of the staff   that make up Brown Bros. Cadillac (www.brownbroscad.com) are what make it such an exceptional place.

Floyd Cornett, who has served as a certified technician in our Body Shop (www.brownbrosbodyshop.com) for 15 years, brings the same artistry, attention to detail, and excellent craftsmanship that he has honed in his work as an exhibiting sculptor to the cars he expertly repairs and restores. Floyd’s sculptures, which are held in private collections and have been exhibited by the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, (The Arts Council of Southern Indiana) are executed primarily in wood and limestone. His work includes intricately detailed masks and stunning large scale pocket knives carved from cedar, with dynamic curves and a glossy finish.

Floyd’s sculptural work is created with many of the same tools he uses every day to repair body damage on cars. He credits his skill as a sculptor in helping him return damaged vehicles to their factory contours. Brown Bros. is proud to have both Floyd and his artistically talented son as part of our highly trained ASE, ICAR, and BASF certified Body Shop staff.

Brown Bros. Body Shop, which has achieved an “A+” BBB rating, has served the auto repair needs of Kentucky and Indiana residents since 1945. All body work performed by Brown Bros. is backed by a lifetime guarantee--you can be confident that your car is in the best of hands.

More information about our repair services: Brown Bros. Body Repair Services, claim services, location and hours are available on our website Brown Bros. Body Shop Call 502-814-1320 to Schedule an appointment today for a free estimate and consultation. We can also be reached by email at brownbroscpr@brownbroscad.com

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Top Five Indispensable Accessories for the Perfect Harsh Weather Vehicle

Nobody enjoys driving in harsh weather … when the heat is at the century mark, or the climate is arctic. But you have a choice: be one of the unfortunate masses that suffer in their cars along the roadways during inclement weather; or, be the awesome, oasis of comfort in which everybody wants to be riding. Here’s the stuff you need to be King or Queen of Comfort in bad weather in the order you need them.

First: Heated and Cooled Seats. No question here, this is the foundation for beating the Scorching Heat and Frigid Winter and not burning the skin of your legs in the heat of Summer. If you care the people you haul, you will want both Front and Second Row Heated – Cooled Seats. You don’t want a fight to break out over who gets to ride shotgun. Once you’ve owned a car with heated and cooled seats you’ll never go without that option again. You can also tack on a bonus item of massaging seats if you want to go for ultimate comfort.

Second: Remote Start. OK, picture this: Its 7 degrees outside and you car has snow and ice covering it. You can run out into the blizzard, pry your doors open (probably damaging your door gasket), start your car and heater, start chipping away at your windshield (maybe damaging your wiper blades), all the while turning blue and swearing at the weather …. OR. You can stay in your nice warm building, hit the button combination on your remote, and “Vroom!” Your car starts, and it beings to heat it itself and starts thawing itself! Of course you could always send the kid or the secretary out to start it and scrap it for you. But, that might reduce the quality of future birthday presents. Remote start is also great in the summer heat so you don’t sit down in a sauna car for 30 minutes with the windows rolled down till the AC catches up.

Third: Heated Outside Mirrors. Being comfortable inside the car is only the beginning. You have to be able to see what’s coming up behind you. When the sleet and snow is falling, your outside mirror will often ice up or fog up. With a heated outside mirror you significant reduce the hazard of the driving in winter conditions.

Fourth: All Wheel Drive. Nobody wants to be slipping and sliding over the road. This feature is as great whether the streets are icy, snowy, muddy, or slippery from a rain downpour. Combine All Wheel Drive with All Weather Tires and you have a great combination to beat the worst conditions Mother Nature will throw at you.

Fifth: Navigation and/or Concierge System. While the masses who don’t have items one through four are getting in accidents and are stuck in traffic jams, you, with your in dash Nav System or your OnStar Personal Concierge will be directed quickly to an alternate route to get you where you need to go. With OnStar, if you do get run off the road in disastrous weather, a call for help is only a push button away. If your airbag deploys, OnStar will be calling to check on you, and they will be speeding emergency teams to your location if you are unresponsive.

Other Great Features To Consider: Weather Band Radio (to hear if the worst weather is about to pass or heading directly toward you.); Heated Steering Wheel (When you’re driving in gloves there is always a danger your hands will slip on the steering wheel which could cause an accident. With a heated steering wheel, you will be in total control and your hands will remain toasty.) Tri-Zone Climate Control (Let everyone control their own climate!); Tinted Glass (Will keep your car cooler in the heat of Summer resulting in gas savings, and will reduce glare.)

Now that you’re ready to trade up to become the guy everyone wants to ride with in bad weather, take a look at these fantastic bargains on Weather Prepped Vehicles at Brown Bros.:

New 2010 Cadillac DTS (#169300): Heated and Cooled Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Remote Start, Heated Outside Mirrors, Navigation System, OnStar, Heated Steering Wheel, Tri-Zone Climate Control, and more (MSRP:$57,035; Your Price:$53,189) SAVE: $3,846! Click Here for More Info or Call Now 877-216-7928!

Pre-Owned 2009 Escalade Hybrid (#421000): Heated and Cooled Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Remote Start, Heated Outside Mirrors, Four Wheel Drive, Navigation System, OnStar, Tri-Zone Climate Control, Deep Tinted Glass, and more (Your Price:$58,888) Click Here for More Info or Call Now 877-216-7928!

Pre-Owned 2009 Chevrolet Suburban (#421300): Heated and Cooled Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Remote Start, Heated Outside Mirrors, Four Wheel Drive, Navigation System, OnStar, Tri-Zone Climate Control, Deep Tinted Glass, and more (Your Price:$47,797) Click Here for More Info or Call Now 877-216-7928!

Pre-Owned 2009 Cadillac DTS (#417700): Heated and Cooled Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Remote Start, Heated Outside Mirrors, OnStar with Navigation, Heated Steering Wheel, Tri-Zone Climate Control, and more (MSRP:$53,825; Your Price:$33,888) SAVE: $19,937! Click Here for More Info or Call Now 877-216-7928!

Pre-Owned 2009 Chevrolet Malibu (#419200): Heated Seats, Remote Start, Heated Outside Mirrors, OnStar with Navigation, and more (MSRP:$31,225; Your Price:$21,980) SAVE: $9,245! Click Here for More Info or Call Now 877-216-7928!

Pre-Owned 2007 Buick Lucerne (#414501): Heated Seats, Remote Start, Heated Outside Mirrors, OnStar with Navigation, Heated Steering Wheel, Dual Zone Climate Control, and more (Your Price:$14,990) Click Here for More Info or Call Now 877-216-7928!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Top 7 Tips To Make Your Brakes Last Longer

Congratulations! You have decided to treat your brakes properly, and consequently, you will be keeping more money in your wallet while keeping your vehicle out of the Clunker squish-up a lot longer. If you follow these tips and make them part of your driving habits, you will not only save yourself a considerable amount of cash, but will also impress others with your driving skills.

Tip 1: Slow down to drive smoothly and alertly. Stopping from 70 mph instead of 55 mph wears out brake material significantly faster. Sudden and dramatic speed changes can do real damage to your brakes. Your driving skills will impress others as well as yourself as you anticipate slow traffic or stoplights ahead and coast smoothly to a stop. If you know you'll have to stop at the end of a freeway off-ramp, coasting from 70 down to 50 before you brake will significantly reduce brake wear. If the cars ahead are already stopped, you won’t lose a second of time. This tip alone will save you money on gas, tires, transmissions, brakes, and potential traffic tickets.

Tip 2: Brake only with your right foot. By braking with only your right foot, you'll avoid simultaneously pushing both pedals; also, it'll be easier to resist unnecessary brake taps. Two footed driving can damage your brakes, reducing their effectiveness, and creating friction can even cause your brake pads to generate destructive levels of heat. Only brake when your foot is not on the accelerator to increase the longevity of your brakes.

Tip 3: Visualize your normal driving routes. Your memory is your brakes best friend. Remember where that pot hill is located in your lane? Where the speed bumps are? Slow down and avoid them if possible. Remember where the sharp turn is? Decelerate early and smoothly. Visualize places on your normal routes where other drivers inappropriately slow down, i.e., hills that are surprising to drivers who don’t know the road, and gentle curves that some drivers may mistake for sharper turns. Often, you'll have to coast down to compensate for their false impressions. However, if you recognize early one of these rookies to your road, you may be able to pass and avoid their erratic driving. If possible avoid driving when you can anticipate heavy traffic. Continual stop and go common in traffic tie-ups wastes gas and wears down tires, brakes, and your nerves.

Tip 4: Scan the driving horizon. Look far enough ahead and you'll be able to correctly time stoplights, notice traffic back-ups, and see cars slowing on that incline just ahead. Look beyond the next traffic signal; check out the one after that. A lot of drivers brake for no reason, but it doesn't mean you have to. If you look ahead past the car right in front of you, you'll be able to see when you actually need to slow down and use your brakes. Otherwise, just coast and keep your distance. Don’t downshifting to save brakes. Transmissions (and clutches) cost a lot more than brakes. The most impressive driving is consistent driving, the kind that doesn’t involve a lot of accelerating, downshifting, or breaking; and consistent driving will always put money back into your wallet.

Tip 5: Change your Brake Fluid on the proper schedule. Brake fluid usually needs to be changed every 30,000 miles. (Check your owner’s manual) Mechanics will call it bleeding and/or flushing. You gain nothing if you save brake material but the interior brake system rots away due to lack of maintenance. Flushing the brake fluid will make the internal components last longer and the brakes function better. Flushing the brake fluid out of the system gets rid of dirty fluid, and trapped air that has accumulated in the lines. Brake fluid naturally attracts water. In an emergency stop or after repeated brake applications, this moisture boils and severely reduces braking effectiveness. Moisture also promotes internal corrosion, which ruins critical rubber seals.

Note: If you intend to flush the brake lines yourself, it is important that you follow the directions in your vehicle’s repair manual. You can seriously damage an expensive Master Cylinder by following the wrong procedure. If you don’t know the proper procedure, take your vehicle to a qualified service center and have a good technician complete the brake flush.

Tip 6: Be savvy about brake maintenance. Bargain brakes will wear out much quicker and require more trips to the service center. All brakes will wear down, so pick or ask for good quality brakes. Trying to extend brake life too long will cost you big money. If metal touches metal, your service bill probably just got much bigger. A good time to inspect brake material thickness is when you have your tires rotated. Keeping tires properly inflated, and changing or rotating them regularly, will maximize your tread wear and improve the life of your brakes. When you do get new pads, make sure the rotors and or drums are machined. Machining gives pads more grip, reduces heat, and extends brake life. While you’re in the service center, consider changing your shocks/struts (usually recommended every 50,000 miles). New shocks and struts can significantly improve brake performance.

Tip 7: Have your brakes checked at least twice a year by a good mechanic. Preventive maintenance can save your life as well as save you money. Using a good mechanic is as important as using a good doctor. Even if you’re a careful and conscientious driver, there are times when you will need to have you car fixed and fixed properly. A poor mechanic can not only fail to fix the problem you have but can end up creating new ones costing you more money and time. In the long run spending more money on a reliable and professional mechanic is worth anything you might save with a less experienced and “cheaper” one.

Following these tips is easy and will save you gas as well as extend the life of your car or truck. Keep in mind, however, that brakes will wear faster under certain conditions, such as: Having a teenage kid in the house who thinks she or he is NASCAR material; if you typically drive through mountains or hilly areas; and, if you choose a poor mechanic who installs cheap brake parts or installs parts improperly. But, regardless of your particular circumstances, these tested and true tips will fatten your bankroll. If you have any additional questions about brakes, contact the Brown Bros. Service Department at 877-251-5403.

Friday, September 18, 2009

GM Offers 60-Day, Cash-Back Guarantee

General Motors has announced that it is now offering a 60-day “Satisfaction Guarantee” to eligible buyers of new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles. This video features GM Chairman, Ed Whitacre, who provides a brief overview.



Here are the basic conditions of the program:
- The vehicle must be a new 2009 or 2010 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC
- It must be returned between 31 and 60 days from purchase
- It must have no more than 4,000 miles
- The buyer can’t be behind in payments
- If the purchase loan included an additional amount to pay off the loan on a trade- in above what the trade-in was worth, that portion won’t be refunded

The program started on September 14 and runs through November 30. It allows you to purchase a new Cadillac or Chevrolet from Brown Bros., and – if you are not completely satisfied – return that vehicle to us between 31 and 60 days of purchase and receive a refund.

Now is a great time to buy a new Cadillac or Chevrolet from Brown Bros. With a 60-day guarantee from GM, you can buy knowing this manufacturer strongly believes in the quality of its product. Call us now toll free at 877-216-7928 to schedule your test drive!