Benefits of Having Hands-Free Liftgate

The hands-free power liftgate on the new 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a favorite benefit

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference. When shopping around for your next vehicle, you should keep an eye on its convenience features, as you’ll definitely notice and be thankful for them when using the vehicle to meet your everyday driving needs. One such feature you’ll be glad to have is a hands-free power liftgate.

What is a hands-free liftgate?

A hands-free liftgate is a feature that lets you open and close your vehicle’s rear liftgate with a wave of your foot. With a simple forward-back motion under the center of the rear bumper, the liftgate automatically opens, letting you easily load your luggage, groceries, or whatever else you’re carrying.

What are the benefits of a hands-free liftgate?

Put simply, a hands-free liftgate makes it easier to load cargo into your vehicle.

Additionally, this smart liftgate allows you to adjust the height it opens to, accommodating whatever height your garage is. The power liftgate has three settings: MAX, 3/4, and OFF. The MAX setting allows the liftgate to open fully, while the 3/4 setting only allows it to open three-quarters of the way – which is handy if you have a limited amount of space in your garage. The OFF setting turns off the liftgate’s automatic features, making it so you can only open the gate manually.

Learn more about this convenient feature and find your next vehicle at Mike Raisor Buick GMC Cadillac.

3 Tips to Keep Your Cadillac in Top Shape in Cold Weather

2019 Cadillac Escalade Premium in Cold Weather Lafayette, IN

Cold weather tends to hit unprepared or neglected cars the hardest, and that can result in a major headache for drivers. Check out these tips to keep your Cadillac in top shape in cold weather.

Coolant

Coolant, commonly known as antifreeze, keeps the engine from freezing up in cold weather. A vehicle low on coolant could be in trouble. Most dealership technicians recommend a 50/50 mix of coolant and water in the radiator. Mixing water with the coolant helps further lower the engine freezing point than coolant alone.

Battery

If a battery is weak during warmer weather, it’s very likely it will be a dead battery once cold temperatures roll around. A simple volt test can help determine if a battery is strong enough to survive winter. Drivers can keep their battery in working order by making sure its secure, tightening connections, and scraping any corrosion off the posts. If the battery is more than three or four years old, it may be best to replace it with a new one.

Tire Pressure

As cold weather rolls in, tire pressure tends to fall with the temperature. Low tire pressure can result in increased tire wear and a loss in traction. Keeping the tires properly inflated can help improve efficiency and grip on slick roadways.

For more tips on how to keep your Cadillac in working order this winter, contact the service department at Mike Raisor Cadillac.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Cadillac

Get better gas mileage this year in a 2019 Cadillac CT6

The New Year offers us a clean slate. You can find new adventures, change old habits, or simply improve on the skills you’re already developing. At Mike Raisor Cadillac, we strive to improve our driving habits using some of these tips.

Improve Fuel Efficiency

A common New Year’s resolution is to save money. However, setting concrete and measurable goals can help you reach them. You can count how much money you spend on gas in a given year, and try to spend less than the year before. Opting for an eco-friendly vehicle like the 2018 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will help you save money on gas and save the planet.

On an everyday basis, remove any heavy or unnecessary items from your vehicle to reduce the payload. Pay close attention to your driving habits, too. If you find yourself with a lead foot, you may be burning gas faster than necessary.

Keep Your Cadillac Clean

Staying organized is a great goal to have for the New Year, and it doesn’t have to stop with your home. Having a clean, organized car will keep your mind clear, too. Invest in organization tools, such as a car trash can and an emergency kit for your trunk. Every time you fill up your gas tank, sort through the car for any trash and throw it out. 

If you’re not ready to upgrade your vehicle just yet, make sure you bring it into Mike Raisor Cadillac for its regular maintenance. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you’ll reduce the risk of needing to spend money on costly repairs.

Visit us at Mike Raisor Cadillac for all of your maintenance needs, or to find the perfect new Cadillac car for the New Year.

Winter Events: The Purdue Christmas Show

Purdue Christmas Show

If you’re looking for something to do this winter, consider the annual Purdue Christmas Show. As the Purdue Musical Organization’s premier annual production, you can experience an unforgettable performance by some of Purdue’s most talented students, including classic carols and new tunes to get you in the mood for the holiday season.

According to Purdue, tickets have been on sale since August, which means you should buy tickets as soon as possible so you don’t miss your chance. The show times are Saturday, December 1 at noon, 4:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. If you can’t make it Saturday, you can also see the show on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $12 for children, and $27 for seniors.

The official Purdue Christmas Show website reads: “The magical, lyrical annual campus miracle known as the Purdue Christmas Show is PMO’s premier production. Don’t miss our pinnacle, most powerful production of the year!”

The show will be held at the Elliott Hall of Music, a 6,000-seat proscenium-style theatre that is among the largest in the world. You can order tickets online through Tickmaster.com, visit the box offices in Pao Hall or the Stewart Center, or order by phone. With incredible choreography, song-and-dance numbers, and truly classic holiday songs, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

If you need a vehicle with which to arrive to the Christmas Show in style, be sure to check out our lineup at Mike Raisor Cadillac.

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Mike Raisor Cadillac is proud to serve north central Indiana and the communities of Tippecanoe County and beyond. Our dealership has the best reputation in the Lafayette area for our diverse new and pre-owned Cadillac inventory, knowledgeable staff, expert service department, and willingness to go above and beyond to satisfy our customers.

As product specialists, our salespeople are fully equipped with an extensive knowledge of our inventory. As caring professionals, they seek to understand the individual and specific car needs of their customers to ensure that you find a vehicle that perfectly suits your needs and exceeds your expectations. Once you’ve found your dream ride, our finance team will walk you step by step through the build-out of a tailor-made lease solution or loan option so that you can make an informed and responsible financing decision. Finally, our expert onsite technicians can be your go-to resource for repairs, maintenance, upkeep, and more. Our goal is to make you a satisfied Mike Raisor Cadillac customer for life.

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