Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Despite the challenging economy, we are having a good year. We recently celebrated our 95th year in business and are one of the oldest family owned dealerships in all of General Motors. It was a great pleasure to see so many of our old friends at our Open House last month. We have much to be thankful for.

We really are a family at Reynolds, and one thing we believe in strongly is our involvement in our local community. Recently we sponsored an event in Azusa called the "Heart of Grub". It was put on by a local faith based initiative called Cory's Kitchen, which is an community aid organization that collects food donations and shares their food, their faith, their care, and their compassion with those in need. Last year alone they estimate that they assisted over 18,000 people.

We received a very touching letter thanking us for our assistance, which we are sharing with you here. It touched us very deeply. In this time of thanksgiving, if you find yourself able to share some of your good fortune, please consider helping them with their mission.

Their website is here.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Reynolds Buick GMC.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Reynolds Buick GMC Kicks off the Season with the Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer and West Covina Youth Football and Cheer

Reynolds Buick GMC sponsors Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer and West Covina Youth Football and Cheer and helps raise thousands of dollars with a tailgate package.

West Covina (11/10/2010) – Reynolds Buick GMC of West Covina is partnering with Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer and West Covina Youth Football and Cheer to provide the league’s players and coaches with equipment, a monetary donation, and a chance to raise up to $10,000.

In support of West Covina’s youth, Reynolds Buick GMC will provide Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer and West Covina Youth Football and Cheer with football kits filled with equipment bags, 5-gallon water coolers, dry erase coaches’ clipboards, and t-shirts.

Offering additional support to the community, Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer and West Covina Youth Football and Cheer will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where three potential grand prize winners in the West Region of the Country will be selected to win an Ultimate Tailgate/Backyard Gas Grill package and $100 Grocery Gift Card (Approximate Retail Value: $1,500 each). Reynolds Buick GMC and other Los Angeles-area Buick-GMC dealerships in the West Region are donating the Ultimate Tailgate/Backyard Gas Grill package and $100 Grocery Gift Card to the participating leagues. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the participating leagues, and they can use the funds in any way they choose. Some of the leagues have reported they plan to grant scholarships to families who cannot afford to enroll their children in the league, while others have said they will use the funds to improve fields and equipment.

Pictured is Andy Pringle from Reynolds Buick GMC presenting a check to Martin Lopez of the West Covina Youth Football and Cheer at there homecoming game.

“Buick-GMC and youth football. It’s a great combination,” says Don Reynolds of Reynolds Buick GMC. “We are proud to be able to help the kids in our community by donating equipment and giving them the opportunity to raise much needed funds for their league. We are excited to be part of the effort this year, and anticipate a fun-filled season of Charter Oak Youth Football and Cheer and West Covina Youth Football and Cheer football.”

About Reynolds Buick GMC: Located in West Covina, CA, Reynolds Buick GMC Isuzu has been serving you as the friendly hometown Buick dealership for 95 years. From the test drive to the delivery, Reynolds’ dedicated staff is committed to exceeding all quality, service, and products expectations. As one of Southern California’s premier new and pre-owned car dealers, the Southern California Buick and GMC dealership carries a fully stocked inventory of GMC and Buick cars and crossovers, as well as commercial trucks and vehicles. Learn more about Reynolds Buick GMC at or at

About Buick: Buick is a modern brand with premium, high-quality vehicles characterized by sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with personal technologies, and responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning vehicles, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan and Regal sport sedan. A new compact sedan and small crossover will join the portfolio in the next few years. Buick’s sales continue to increase in North America, and it remains a best-selling brand in China, with continuing record growth. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at, on Twitter @buick or at

About GMC: GMC is evolving to include more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers. The GMC Terrain is a smaller SUV that offers 32 mpg highway fuel economy along with the capability, engineering expertise and refinement that have defined GMC for more than a century. Complementing the Terrain are the Acadia eight-passenger crossover, Yukon and Yukon XL and Sierra pickups. Today GMC is the only manufacturer offering three full-size hybrid models. Details on all GMC models are available at

About General Motors: General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 208,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in some 157 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, FAW, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Italy. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on July 10, 2009, and references to prior periods in this and other press materials refer to operations of the old General Motors Corporation. More information on the new General Motors can be found at

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Reynolds Buick GMC’s Facebook Features Add to Customer Experience

Reynolds Buick GMC, a Southern California name trusted since 1915 is shifting gears and joining the Social Web. That’s right, the family owned and operated business is plugged into Facebook! The dealership specializing in Buick and GMC vehicles, wants to stay connected with valued customers and car lovers alike. Take a test drive through the Reynolds Buick GMC Facebook page and find updates about events, deals, coupons, inventory, or read what customers have to say about Reynolds Buick GMC. Our Facebook features are aimed toward improving the customer service experience and building lasting relationships. Need a reason to become a Reynolds Buick GMC Facebook fan? We have five good reasons to “Like” Reynolds Buick GMC and become a fan of the car dealer, today.

1. Comparison shop on Facebook! Are you looking for a dealership that will care about your needs? To see what our customers are saying about us, simply click on our Review Tab. Read about our customer service, professionalism and the lengths we go to in order to get our customers the car of their dreams.

2. Look up our inventory without ever having to step foot on our lot. The View Inventory Tab allows Facebook users to view our vehicles in-stock. Vehicle profiles include price and car features. Browse through the inventory by make or price, and find the car of your dreams.

3. Check out the Reynolds Buick GMC wall daily for deals, coupons and exclusive sale events. In this economy, there’s no reason to pass up on affordable vehicle maintenance or big sales events. Every little bit can help, and at Reynolds Buick GMC we’re committed to helping as much as we can, all you have to do is become our Facebook friend or become a fan.

4. Find exclusive photos of our restored classic cars on Facebook. The cars look so amazing fans can’t help but ask to borrow them. Watch video testimonials or video walk-throughs of our Buick models. The Reynolds Buick GMC Sales Manager even took some time out of his day to help introduce Internet surfers to some of the features and accessories in the all new 2011 Buick Regal. Watch it now!

5. At Reynolds Buick GMC, we love to hear from our customers! Share your reviews, stories, photographs, and videos on our Facebook Page. Have any pictures of your car or our dealership? Send them in and we’ll put them in our album specifically created for our fans!

Unlike other car dealerships we care about you as both, customer and a person, which is why we want to be friends with the convenience of Facebook benefits. Access our Facebook page 24 hours a day from your mobile device or desktop. Join us at, today!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Come Down to the Reynolds Open House Event to Celebrate Our 95th Anniversary!

We’re turning 95 soon! On Thursday, October 21st, Reynolds Buick GMC invites one and all to come down and have food and fun with us to celebrate our 95th anniversary. Come between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and enjoy prizes and jazz music, as well food from an In-N-Out truck that’s catering the whole event. But that’s not all, Reynolds is proud to be able to feature not one, but TWO amazing classic Buicks at the open house, each with a long and detailed history.

The first is a 1965 Buick GS that has been completely restored by Jack Mancini, a Buick historian and car buff out of Rhode Island and a friend to the Reynolds family. Mancini has been meticulously researching the exact specifications of the 1965 Buick GS driven by Lennie “Pop” Kennedy and sponsored by Reynolds Buick GMC in the sixties in order to re-create the vehicle down to the last detail.

Jack Mancini restoration
Remember, we said we’re featuring another classic Buick as well? This second Buick is being brought from Wisconsin because of its significance to the Reynolds family. While the car we mentioned above is a tribute to the original that was driven by Pop Kennedy, this Buick actually WAS driven by Kennedy himself, and made the quarter mile run in 10.89 seconds at 126.85 mph! This 1970 Buick GS 455, now owned by Guy Parquette, was once owned by Pete Reynolds. Pete Reynolds was once the proprietor of Reynolds Buick GMC, which is now owned and operated by his son, Don Reynolds.

So remember, be sure to come to Reynolds Buick GMC on October 21st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for delicious food, great music, outstanding prizes, and the chance to get to see two rare and classic Buicks on our 95th anniversary.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The 2011 Buick Regal is Affordable Royalty

The National Automobile Dealers Association Guides(NADA Guides) provides a helping hand for people looking for a car by supplying information on prices of new and used vehicles as well as what to look for when purchasing one. NADA Guides recently presented the award for September 2010’s "Car of the Month" to the 2011 Buick Regal. The Regal was given this award due to its innovative technology, increased power, and MPG. Not only that, this vehicle redefines the already prestigious Buick brand.

The features on the 2011 Buick Regal are numerous, each providing functionality and luxury. With regards to safety, the Regal utilizes StabiliTrack with Traction Control, plus Anti-Lock Brakes with Brake Assist, ensuring the vehicle has full control and complete stability in all road conditions. The safety features also include Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist as well as full airbag protection on the front, back, and sides. For the technology-oriented consumer, the Regal sports Bluetooth connectivity, ONSTAR, a USB port for MP3 devices, and voice activated navigation, plus a multi-function controller to optimize the user interface. The comfort of the vehicle is also unparalleled, with 12-way power heated seats, as well as Auto Dual-Zone Heating and Air controls, so that the driver and passenger each may set their desired temperature levels.

Brian Sweeney, the U.S. Vice President of Buick & GMC Sales and Service stated, "The Regal delivers a dynamic driving experience that competes with the best import sport sedans in the mid-size sport car segment and is available at Buick dealerships now." Don Christy, Jr., president of NADA Guides, made it clear that "The 2011 Buick Regal is changing the way consumers perceive Buick vehicles and the brand is making a statement with this vehicle: everything you need and want for a very affordable price". The 2011 Buick Regal is competitively priced for its class at $26,245.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Reynolds Buick GMC is on Yelp!

Have you checked out our Yelp page lately? is a website where people review restaurants, service, and, yes, car dealerships. If you haven’t seen our page yet, click here: On it, you can see the latest on what people have been saying about us. So far, we have had ALL 5-star reviews!

Michael W. from Laverne, CA says we’re the “Best place you can buy a used car. Hands down.”

Rachelle W. calls us “the best kept secret for used cars in So Cal.”

If you’d like to contribute, sign up for a Yelp account. You can do so by clicking the “Sign Up for Yelp” link in the top right corner. After that’s done, go to and click the yellow button that says “Write a Review,” just below our business information.

We’d love to hear from you!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Buick Reinvented: The 2011 Buick Regal

Much buzz has been going on about the new 2011 Buick Regal, General Motors’ newest addition to its Buick line-up. Though the Buick brand has long been thought of as a sedan your grandfather would drive, the 2011 Regal is set to bring back Buick to the mainstream. The 2011 Buick Regal is a mid-sized sedan with an ample 37.3 inches of rear legroom, and 14 cubic-feet of trunk space, perfect for an executive who is a weekend golfer.
What sets the Buick Regal apart from the Honda Accord, Ford Mondeo, Volkswagen Passat, and the Chevy Malibu is its luxurious interior and its elegant finish. It has more soft-touch plastic surfaces, satin-metal door pulls, and piano-black trim than the competition. 
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that produces 182 hp and has a torque of 172 lb-ft powers the GM’s 2011 Buick Regal. Also available as an option is a turbocharged 2.0-liter in-line four, producing 220 hp and 258 lb-ft torque. Both engines feature direct-injection and are paired with standard six-speed automatic transmissions with manumatic shifting. The turbocharged engine also comes with the option of a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2011 Buick Regal has a MacPherson-strut front and multilink rear suspension, with aluminum lower control arms all around. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard, with an option to upgrade to 19s.
The Regal has a wheelbase of 107.8 inches, a length of 190.2 inches, 73.1 inches wide, and a height of 58.4 inches. The manufacturer’s estimated weight is 3600 lb.
Based on reviews, the 2011 Buick Regal is a pleasant drive. It boasts of stability and comfort, taking away the “floaty boat” feel of its predecessors. The 2011 Buick Regal is climbing up the luxury sedan category, in terms of its looks and class-competitive performance.
Once thought of by some as a brand that had long been forgotten and ignored, this mid-sized sedan is doing its best to change that perception. In fact, the 2011 Buick Regal is handsome and hip, bringing the brand back into the spotlight.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

GMC Granite Given the Green Light.

As a result of all the hype that was surrounding the Buick Regal GS Concept at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, the GMC Granite has managed to fly relatively under the radar. During its time there, however, it did receive a very warm reception from both the public and the media, and as a result, General Motors has green lighted the production of the vehicle. While we can’t say for sure how the final model that rolls off the assembly line will look, we’re speculating that it’s going to look, for the most part, much like the concept version.

Compared to most other concept cars that hit auto show floors, the GMC Granite actually has a relatively subdued look, with body lines and curves that we could realistically expect to see on a production model. Though it features a few unconventional pieces, such as suicide-style rear doors and almost unwieldy large wheels, the rest of the car appears to be relatively standard GMC fare, albeit with a more modern and contemporary twist.

It’s also likely that the production model will feature the same 1.4 liter, turbocharged motor that’s also used on the concept version of the car. Chances are that the motor, adequately powered (especially for its small size, thanks to the turbocharger), will be mated to a dual-clutch six speed transmission for quick and precise up and down shifts.

Though we don’t know much else about the model at this moment, it’s fairly safe to say that we can probably expect to hear an announcement from GM sometime soon.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Some Industry News.

While General Motors in general showed strong growth over the course of the last month, we’re happy to report that sales of the same Buick and GMC once again led the way. Buick once again led the way with a remarkable 52.69% increase in sales over June 2009, while GMC followed closely behind with a 45% improvement.

Buick’s numbers were, in large part, a result of the overwhelmingly positive response to the 2010 LaCrosse. The LaCrosse alone was responsible for nearly 5,400 sales, although the Enclave followed closely behind with a total of 4,561 units sold. The Lucerne and Regal rounded out the lineup, with figures of 2,875 and 321 respectively.
Comparatively, GMC’s sales were led by the Sierra, with a total of 11,441 trucks being sold to consumers during June. GMC’s strong numbers were also augmented by the Acadia, with 5,862 units being moved, as well as the Terrain, with 4,603 units being moved.

Overall, these numbers underscore what has been a trend not just with General Motors as a whole, but with the Buick and GMC brands respectively. As we’ve noted in the past, much about the culture of the companies has been rebuilt from the ground up, and that change in philosophy has been reflected in the quality and success each brand is now experiencing.

So, for those of you who have yet to see the strides that Buick and GMC have made for yourself, we’re looking forward to you dropping by our lot and having a look at the new models sometime soon!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife

Let’s be honest: The closest most of us are ever going to get to the Nurburgring Nordschleife is playing Gran Turismo on our Playstations. Although that’s an unfortunate truth that many car enthusiasts will have to reconcile, there’s still some solace to be found in the fact that there are a select few cars on our shores that have proven their worth on Germany’s famed racetrack. And, we’re proud to say, we can count the new 2011 Buick Regal among them.

That one would be surprised to hear that a Buick has made its rounds along the Nordcschleife’s 73 turns would be understandable. Although Buick has a long racing history marked by high performance cars, most recently the GNX, the brand has spent the better part of the last two decades building a reputation based more on comfort and convenience than high-revving engines and screeching tires.

While we’re more likely to find our 2011 Buick Regals quietly traversing the streets of West Covina, at legal driving speeds of course, any gearhead will tell you that there’s something to be said for knowing your car has the ability to scream around sharp corners. Should the need arise, of course. But even with all of its under-the-hood performance, the Regal still maintains the distinctive touch of class that its sister models, such as the LaCrosse and the Enclave, share with one another. It’s not often you’ll come across a vehicle that strikes a balance between power and luxury the way this car does.

Although no official lap time was recorded for the Regal, we did hear that the Opel Insignia it’s based off of managed to crack the 8:35 minute mark. Just something to think about.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The 2011 GMC Sierra HD

It’s no secret that the GMC brand has long been synonymous with power and durability. Unlike the trucks produced by other manufacturers, the GMC Sierra has produced an exemplary track record of serving as a not just a vehicle, but more importantly, as a tool for construction and towing. Given that, it should come as no surprise that the GMC Sierra is set to continue to dominate the competitive, heavy-duty segment of the pickup truck market.

Although the 2011 Sierra is, physically, nearly identical to previous year models, a closer look at its internal components show a considerable amount of progress behind its engineering. The Sierra 2500 HD features a completely new frame, marked by a number of improvements to its suspension. Furthermore, the truck also now features a new optional diesel engine with an advanced exhaust breaking system, in addition to various new electronics designed to aid in component management and driving.

Perhaps the pinnacle of refinements made to the 2011 Sierra, however, is perhaps the new Denali trim that’s been added for the upcoming model year. Available only as a crew cab with the 4wd option, the Sierra Denali features a plethora of new options including rear parking sensors, a Bose stereo, heated leather seats, and the trademark Denali chrome grill.

Powering the vehicle are motor options of a 6.0 liter V8 producing 360 horsepower and 380 lb/ft. of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. For those who need more towing capabilities, however, there also is the 6.6 liter turbocharged V8 with an output of 397 horsepower, and a ridiculous 765 lb/ft. or torque, more than enough to get what you need to where you need it.

These upgrades to what was already a more than solid platform should only help further secure the GMC Sierra’s place at the top of the HD truck pyramid.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Buick's Moment of Truth

As we noted in our previous post, much of Buick’s current success can be attributed to the complete overhaul in both construction quality and design philosophy. As a testament to how strongly the Buick brand believes in the caliber of the vehicles it produces, the company is launching a new social media campaign that will allow you, the consumer, to voice your opinion on every aspect of its vehicles, both good and bad. It’s fitting then, that the new campaign is titled simple, “Buick’s Moment of Truth.”

It likely goes without saying that, despite almost unanimous praise from the auto industry as of late, the Buick nameplate itself still remains somewhat problematic, especially as discussed by consumers. Although the brand has long been synonymous with American built luxury and class, it’s pretty evident that there are a number of people with dissenting opinions. What Buick (and we, as a dealership proud to sell its vehicles) is hoping is that, in an age where public opinion has largely and understandably turned on large corporate entities who are all too willing to sacrifice what’s best for their customers just to make an extra dollar or two, this transparency will show that Buick has absolutely nothing to hide.

That said, we’d fully encourage our customers to leave their opinions of our vehicles on Buick’s Moment of Truth site once it launches. As you’ve likely experienced, we here at Reynolds Buick GMC go out of our way to make sure you leave our lot with not just a great car, but great customer service and the distinct impression that you’re part of our family. And, while we take care to put effort into ensuring that you drive off 100% satisfied, our efforts are just as much an extension of the brand philosophy behind Buick.

We’ll keep you posted on the site’s progress, and let you know when it launches.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Blog New Regal

Welcome to the Reynolds Buick GMC blog! Given all the changes that have occurred with both the Buick and GMC brands over the course of the past year or so, from the overwhelming success of the LaCrosse to the introduction of the Terrain, we thought it would be appropriate to keep you updated the latest news and information about our family of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Accordingly, we find it fitting that the start of our blog parallels the introduction of the all new 2011 Buick Regal to the United States.

As one of Buick’s more anticipated offerings in recent memory, interest in the 2011 Buick Regal has been decidedly high since its announcement. The return of the nameplate, after a notably long seven-year hiatus, has been met with an overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic reaction for the model. Based on the successful European market Opel Insignia, the American edition of the Regal sports a four cylinder, 2.4 liter Ecotec engine, which is rated at a more than respectable 182 horsepower, with a turbo 2.0 liter Ecotec version set to make its debut later in the year.

Though it admittedly wouldn’t be expected of the typical Buick, every aspect of the 2011 Regal’s performance has been honed and tested on the asphalt surfaces of Germany’s famed Nurburgring, something more commonly associated with performance brands such as Porsche, Ferrari, or even BMW. That’s not to say that Buick doesn’t have a tradition of enthusiast inclined cars (the GNX of the late 80s and Regal GSE of the late 90s being two prominent examples), but even we’d have to admit that there’s been a marked lack of them for some time. However, it’s clear that the Regal is more than equipped to change that perception, which it’s already begun to do.

The first American Regal has already found its way off the dealership lot and into a garage, purchased less than 24 hours after its arrival, signifying that the interest that’s been shown in the model is more than just lip service. While we’re hopeful that the trend continues as our own shipment of the 2011 Buick Regal arrives on our lot, the way things have been going, it seems as if the excitement for the car is taking care of itself. Still, we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t tell you to make a note of stopping by Reynolds Buick GMC to see the all new Regal for yourself.