Buick, one of General Motors' subsidiary, is an automobile manufacturer that originated merely as an independent auto manufacturer named Buick Motor Company. The company was founded in May 19, 1903 by David Dunbar Buick; Buick invented the overhead valve engine which became their success. However, due to some circumstances Buick had to sell the company; it was the beginning of yet another success for the company as it became part of the dynamic General Motors. Since then, it had achieve the reputation of producing high-quality vehicles including its LaCrosse models. Especially designed Buick LaCrosse parts are included in every model for an assured performance and elegance.
The Buick LaCrosse is the latest addition in Buick's vehicle lineups. It is a mid-size sedan that replaces Buick's Century models and the Buick Regal; it has the bigger version of Buick's basic front-drive designs. LaCrosse is available in model trims such as base model CX with GM 3800 engine, the well-equipped CXL with GM 3800 engine and the sportier model CXS carrying the new GM High Feature engine. The LaCrosse has 5-place seating with front buckets or 6-passenger seating with a flip-and-fold front center seat. A 4-speed automatic transmission is available for all trims. Across all model trims, Buick LaCrosse offers many luxurious and comfortable features; 4-wheel disc brakes, ABS and traction control, antiskid system, head-protecting curtain side airbags are available as standard and optional features depending on the trim level. Features such as tilt/telescope steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and split folding rear seatback are standard features except on CX while remote engine start and sunroof are optional on all models.
With all the features it sports, the LaCrosse is surely a vehicle to behold. And because it's from Buick, you can be rest assured that it carry only parts that are reliable and in excellent quality. Parts such as engines, transmissions, brakes, wheels, steering, suspensions, radaitors, chassis, doors, windows, seats, etc are included in LaCrosse's specifications and all are intended to complement each other for better automobile performance and functions. Catalytic converters, exhuasts, mufflers, engine wirings, harness, electricla wirings, disc brakes, etc are also included as they also have part in the proper function of a vehicle. They are standard part as they are needed; in case you need replacement for damaged ones or need an upgraded performance, the market offers many replacement pieces.
There are many available options in the market regarding replacement parts; this will give you wide array of selection and choic;e depending on your lifestyle and personal preferences. There are many kinds and types of parts; you can find LaCrosse pars in the market in different sizes, colors, shapes, designs, makes and finishes depending on what trim and model you have. The market offers many opitons for auto, body and car parts; OEM parts, aftermarket parts, performance parts or used parts. Used parts can be availed if you need parts but can't afford buying brand new pieces. Make sure that in choosing parts for your LaCrosse you know what kind of parts you exactly need to avoid buying parts that won't fit.
Making Your Buick LaCrosse Safer to Drive
Whoever said that car maintenance is just for the improvement of your vehicle's performance? Well, what will you do with a car that does run well but is dangerous to drive? Make sure that during your trips to the auto shop you won't just focus on ways on how to improve the performance of your Buick LaCrosse but also on how to make it safer to drive. Here are some safety maintenance checks you might want to keep in mind:
- Replace the brake pads regularly.
Brake pads grow thin over time, that's why you need to replace it regularly to make sure that your car can be put to a stop immediately when necessary. One sign that your brake pads already need replacing would be squealing noises whenever you use your brakes. So once you start noticing those unusual noises, then better take your car to the auto shop and have the brake pads replaced. If you continue on using worn-out brake pads, not only will you be risking your safety, but you would also be risking damage to your vehicle's caliper and rotor.
- Refill the brake fluid accordingly.
Once you start having some difficulty in controlling the brakes, then you'd better check your brake fluid. It may be that it has already gotten low and would need to be refilled. Make sure that you would replenish it right away and not try to drive without the right amount of brake fluid. After some time though, you're going to have to flush it all out before refilling it with a new one to get rid of the contaminants it has accumulated over months of use; because like any other fluids of your car, the brake fluid also gets degraded and contaminated.
- Ensure that all exterior lights are working.
Your car's exterior lights are crucial when you're driving at night, and the only way that would allow you to see and be seen are those reds and whites. Make sure that every single light is functioning properly and is not blinking irregularly or busted. You wouldn't want to end up giving the wrong signal or confusing your fellow drivers with malfunctioning exterior lights. And as an added precaution, have some spare fuse always ready with you because you'll never know when a light would suddenly give out, and you would need to replace a fuse or two.
- Don't drive on worn-out tires.
Driving on worn-out tires is one way to get yourself in an accident because when tires wear out, they become bald and lose their ability to grip the road. Losing traction on the road is dangerous, especially if it's raining and every place you go is slippery and wet. Make sure to check your tire tread regularly so that you can have your tires replaced immediately. Don't drive on worn-out tires because they tend to lessen your control over your vehicle, making it unsafe not only for you but also for everyone that's on the road as well.