We Support the Blue Wrap Up

I’m about a week late with this wrap up report. I apologize. I had no idea how far behind I was! You should have seen all the emails needing tending to. Just to remind you, We Support the Blue is a month of giving dreamed up by our (Harry Robinson Buick GMC) General Sales Manager… Read More We Support the Blue Wrap Up

How To Test Drive…You Need to Test Drive

This is a TBT. I was checking out my facebook memories, and this came up. I realized I’d never shared it here. There’s a lot of value in the article, but more importantly there’s a lot of value in test driving a car…here’s the memory. 🙂 I just read an article that stated people shouldn’t… Read More How To Test Drive…You Need to Test Drive

We Support the Blue Kickoff Event at Harry Robinson

This kickoff weekend was awesome! Thank you to everyone who came out. Don’t forget we are donating $100 for every vehicle sold in the month of October to the Fort Smith Police Dept & Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office for equipment, training and other resources. You can Support the Blue even if you’re not in the market for a… Read More We Support the Blue Kickoff Event at Harry Robinson

Harry Robinson Buick GMC donating to FSPD and SCSO – News – Times Record – Fort Smith, AR

Harry Robinson Buick GMC donating to FSPD and SCSO Monday Posted Sep 26, 2016 at 3:42 PM Share By John Lovett / Times Record / jlovett@swtimes.com   A community effort to raise funds and support for the Fort Smith Police Department and the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is being spearheaded by Harry Robinson Buick GMC. The dealership at 6000 S.… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC donating to FSPD and SCSO – News – Times Record – Fort Smith, AR

Best of the Best Fort Smith

  We are honored to be voted Times Record 2016 Best of the Best New Car Dealer, Auto Body/ Collision Center & Auto Service Department! It’s exciting and humbling, and we are so, so grateful to all of our customers and everyone who voted for us. The Times Record hosted an amazing awards gala. They… Read More Best of the Best Fort Smith

Why We Switched to AutoCheck

Hey yall. 🙂 We have switched from linking our vehicles to Carfax reports to AutoCheck. I’ll tell you why & how this benefits you. First of all, if you’ve followed my blog for long, you know I’ve not been a huge fan of Carfax. The most prominent reason for this lack of fan-girl status for… Read More Why We Switched to AutoCheck

Answering Your Car Buying & Auto Technology Questions

A YouTube series of educational and fun videos in the auto industry. A while back when Jon was our BDC manager & the legendary GMC Go to Guy he created HRBG-TV. His series started off with a bang, then BAM he got promoted to Finance Manager. At that time, with all the changes going on,… Read More Answering Your Car Buying & Auto Technology Questions

We Appreciate Your Votes!

Thanks so much for nominating Harry Robinson Buick GMC for FOUR Readers Choice Awards. It’s so awesome. Thank you!!! Now, we would be honored to have your vote! You can vote each day until August 7th. here’s the link: http://goo.gl/i0BQIr If you vote in 40 categories you’ll be entered to win $100 from SWTimes Record. We’ve… Read More We Appreciate Your Votes!

School Supply Drive for Foster Children in the River Valley

The CALL in Crawford and Sebastian Counties is partnering with the River Valley Adoption Coalition to host a back to school event benefiting local children in foster care. Each child entering school will be allowed to shop for clothing, shoes and schools supplies donated by the community. You can drop off your donated items at… Read More School Supply Drive for Foster Children in the River Valley

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Earns 2016 Women’s Choice Award

   Before the formality, I should say one thing, Woo Hoo!!! YAY! Thank you! Yall are the best customers in the world! We love you, we love you, we love you!! muah!! -C 🙂  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Harry Robinson Buick GMC Earns 2016 Women’s Choice Award®  Harry Robinson Buick GMC Awarded for Providing an Outstanding… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC Earns 2016 Women’s Choice Award

Make Your Summer Funner, River Valley

Happy Summer, ok maybe it’s not officially summer yet, but school is officially out, so we can start the party! Alexis has worked for you to compile an exhaustive list of everything to do in the River Valley this summer. I am posting it below & we will continue to work to add to it… Read More Make Your Summer Funner, River Valley

2016 Buick Envision

Fort Smith & the entire River Valley, here’s a first look at the all new Buick Envision!! Envision is the midsize luxury crossover from Buick to be released in the summer of 2016.  I’m sharing all the pics I could get my hands on here. Hopefully, we will be getting the Envision in here soon. 🙂 I can’t wait… Read More 2016 Buick Envision

United Way Day of Caring

All over Fort Smith & the River Valley United Way‘s Day of Caring took place April 12, 2016. It was truly an honor to serve & Day of Caring has definitely become one of my favorite work days since joining the HRBG team. Harry Robinson Buick GMC on Instagram: “Today almost 800 volunteers served the… Read More United Way Day of Caring

VIP Sales Team

Meet our Harry Robinson Buick GMC VIP Sales team. Steve Hatwig is our newest team member. steveh@harryrobinson.com  Hi my name is Steve Hatwig. I have lived in Fort Smith all my life. I am married to my beautiful wife Angela. We have one son, Alex who is a freshman at the University of Central Arkansas… Read More VIP Sales Team

Harry’s Heart to Heart Diaper Drive

All April we will be taking diaper and baby needs donations for Heart to Heart Pregnancy Support Center! Please Drop off all donations at Harry Robinson Buick GMC located at 6000 S 36th Street in Fort Smith. What is a diaper need? The lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy.… Read More Harry’s Heart to Heart Diaper Drive

Show Me The Car Facts

Below I have pasted an article I wrote back in 2012. I hope you read through it & read my additional thoughts at the end. 🙂 But first, see the graphic? I see these all the time, and it REALLY should be noted that the carfax is NOT free! Let’s kick off with that. :/ Here’s the… Read More Show Me The Car Facts

2016 Buick Avista Concept

Here’s the (gorgeous) updated Buick Avista Concept unveiled at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. She’s beautiful in red. I I LOVE the interior colors on the update. Check out the “old” one with lots of pic here: 2016 Buick Avista Concept  Buick has no plans for making this concept, but the production models… Read More 2016 Buick Avista Concept

Kelley Blue Book Names GMC ‘Most Refined Brand’

DETROIT – GMC today was recognized as the Most Refined Brand in the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards. It is the third consecutive year the brand has received this award. Brand Image Award winners are based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights’ Brand Watch study. Brand Watch is… Read More Kelley Blue Book Names GMC ‘Most Refined Brand’

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins 2016 Dealer of the Year Award

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins 2016 Dealer of the Year Award from DealerRater The distinction is awarded to top-rated U.S. dealerships for online customer satisfaction FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Smith, Arkansas February 10, 2016 – Harry Robinson Buick GMC has been awarded a 2016 DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award, an annual recognition given to the… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins 2016 Dealer of the Year Award

Extended Warranty: To Buy, or Not to Buy…

The extended warranty…to buy, or not to buy, that is the question, right? I have a case for buying it, but stay with me…it’s a really good case, I promise. The Car…2004 VW Bug for my daughter. If you’re wondering who the pretty girl is, that’s my daughter. We bought the car when she was… Read More Extended Warranty: To Buy, or Not to Buy…

Buick: Way Back Wednesday

I just read a great article about the “Vehicles That Paved the Way for the Buick Avista Concept“, and thought I need to see pics of these fabulous Buicks.  So I did what I always do when I’m curious…google it. These are awesome! Some of them we all know, the Wildcat, the GNX, but some of… Read More Buick: Way Back Wednesday

2016 Buick Avista Concept

Beautiful coupe concept from Buick. <3 The Buick Avista Concept far more elegant, far more of a statement, and far more sophisticated. Yet, it echoes the GN and GNX beneath the sheetmetal. It’s still a twin turbo RWD coupe, from Buick. I want one, today would be good. 🙂         –C   Update: The… Read More 2016 Buick Avista Concept

First Look: 2016 Buick Envision

The 2016 Buick Envision will soon be making it’s way to us! I can’t wait to drive it. Buick Envision is a compact crossover for those looking for something between the Enclave & Encore. It’s the perfect balance between the two. By the looks of the photos it hasn’t lost a touch of the Buick… Read More First Look: 2016 Buick Envision

Employee Spotlight: Rick | Auto Body Fort Smith

Well friends it is that time of the month again. It is time to spotlight an employee here in Harry’s Body Shop. This month I have chosen to spotlight auto body technician, Mr. Richard Wester. Rick joined our team on March 5, 2014. He is a great technician and we love having him around our… Read More Employee Spotlight: Rick | Auto Body Fort Smith

Pickup Truck of the Year Winner: 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali!

Announcing: Truck Trend’s 2016 Pickup truck of the Year, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali! After a full week of testing, followed by another two weeks of scoring and calculations, the staff and editors of Truck Trend are excited to announce that the winner of the second annual Pickup Truck of the Year competition is… Read More Pickup Truck of the Year Winner: 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali!

Catching up…

It’s been crazy around here. Between the remodel, planning next years awesomeness, and getting all my ducks in a row for this year, I’ve been letting my updates go. I apologize for that.  The last thing I want to be is inconsistent. I totally dropped the ball with the employee spotlight series, and featuring our… Read More Catching up…

YOU DESERVE A BREAK THIS TAX SEASON.

Business Owners , YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR A 2015 TAX DEDUCTION OF UP TO $25,000.1 We take pride in giving you the best value on the Buick vehicles your business depends on. With the 2015 tax incentives, you could be eligible for up to a total of $25,000 in tax deductions when you purchase qualifying… Read More YOU DESERVE A BREAK THIS TAX SEASON.

Harry Robinson Buick GMC | GMC Year End Tax Deduction

  Business Owners: With the 2015 tax incentives, you could be eligible for up to a total of $25,000 in tax deductions when you purchase qualifying GMC vehicles for your business before 12/31/15. And you can stack up select Business Choice offers and other small-business incentives to get an even bigger haul. To learn more… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC | GMC Year End Tax Deduction

Fort Smith: We Have A Foster Care Crisis

It’s not just Fort Smith, it’s Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, honestly, the entire state of Arkansas has a foster care crisis. We have too many displaced kids & not enough homes for them. We have kids who have grown up in group homes and foster care who are trying to learn how to become productive adults.… Read More Fort Smith: We Have A Foster Care Crisis

Why The Call & Children’s Emergency Shelter?

  Do you wonder why we choose to make our yearly donation drive benefit the children of The Call & Children’s Emergency Shelter? There’s two huge reasons. To help you more fully understand the first reason, we start with some history. As you may know we are a family business for the most part. Those of… Read More Why The Call & Children’s Emergency Shelter?

Sierra Full of Joy 3

We at Harry Robinson Buick GMC are  kicking off our yearly donation drive, Sierra Full of Joy. This is our 3rd exciting year to host this giving event. We hold the Fort Smith community and it’s children close to our hearts. The children of The Call and Children’s Emergency Shelter are especially near and dear… Read More Sierra Full of Joy 3

2016 Buick Encore: Colors

The 2016 Buick Encore will come in 9 exterior colors. There’s 3 new colors. Only Summit White is included in the price of the vehicle. The other 8 colors are premium upgrades. New for 2016 colors: River Rock Metallic with Dark Cocoa Ash lower accent (premium paint, additional charge) Summit White with Dark Argent Metallic lower accent… Read More 2016 Buick Encore: Colors

2016 Buick Enclave Colors

  Buick has announced the 10 colors available on the new 2016 Enclave. Quicksilver Metallic (additional charge, premium paint) Crimson Red Tintcoat (additional charge, premium paint) Dark Chocolate Metallic (additional charge, premium paint, available with Enclave Tuscan Edition) Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic (additional charge, premium paint) White Frost Tricoat (additional charge, premium paint, available with Enclave Tuscan Edition) Midnight Amethyst… Read More 2016 Buick Enclave Colors

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair Ticket and Armband Giveaway

We’re giving away 4 tickets & 4 armbands for armband day Saturday October 3rd. To enter on Instagram follow us & tag a friend!   You can also enter by liking, sharing & commenting on our pinned post on facebook.   Winner will be announced on Friday! Good luck everyone. 🙂 –C

Connect with the Family: Amanda

This week’s subject is Amanda. If you’ve been here for service you know her! She was one of the best service advisors, and she moved on up to Customer Experience Manager, which suits her quite well because she LOVES our customers! Here’s her pic & bio from our staff page: Amanda Mendenhall Customer Experience Manager amanadam@harryrobinson.com… Read More Connect with the Family: Amanda

2016 Buick Cascada Preview

  They haven’t arrived yet. They’re on their way! Just in time for top down rides & picnics! I’m really excited about seeing this new Buick in person. What color is your favorite? I’m kinda obsessed with the picture below. I don’t know why, but I love it. Maybe this is advertising at it’s finest because… Read More 2016 Buick Cascada Preview

Connect with the Family: Jerry

This week I’m asking Jerry the questions. Jerry is quite fascinating. He’s a master of many trades including pilot, VIP sales consultant and has a YouTube channel with over 2.6 million views and over 23,000 followers! You can see why I was anxious to give him the #hrbg Q & A. First, here’s his professional… Read More Connect with the Family: Jerry

Connect with the Family: Cory

Yesterday Michelle shared about Cory on the body shop blog. The lazy part of me was inspired to steal it, sprinkle a little salt on it and make Cory the subject of this week’s Connect with the Family blog. 🙂 Here’s what Michelle shared: Hello friends, it’s me Michelle, your smiling receptionist at Harry Robinson… Read More Connect with the Family: Cory

Connect with the Family: Angela

Hello all & thank you for reading more about us. Today we get to connect with Angela. (She’s Awesome!) I picked her because I love a great story & adoption is an important subject, especially here in Northwest Arkansas. We have too many kids who don’t have a home or options and it’s a sad,… Read More Connect with the Family: Angela

2016 Buick Cascada Colors Released | GM Authority

GM has released the color pallette for the new 2015 Buick Cascada. I’m excited about this car. Buick’s first convertible in 25 years is going to be just beautiful.   Graystone Metallic (additional charge – premium paint) Summit White (available on 1SV) Flip Chip Silver Metallic (additional charge – premium paint) Deep Sky Metallic (available on 1SV; additional… Read More 2016 Buick Cascada Colors Released | GM Authority

Connect with the Family: Scott

Last week started our Connect with the Family series with Chelsey, and it’s been a big hit. Thank you to everyone who reads our blog. 🙂 This week we are going to get to know Scott a little better. I could write many blogs about Scott. Scott Durham’s story is a real life school of… Read More Connect with the Family: Scott

Lacey is Awesome & Other News

Last week I took a mini staycation with my mom. The kids went back to school & we hit the pool. I was so happy to spend some time with her. So, what you may have missed while I was out is that Lacey was voted the HRBG V.I.P. (Valuable, Inspiring, Positive) Employee of the… Read More Lacey is Awesome & Other News

Connect with the Family: Chelsey

I wanted to start a little series where we tell you a little about us. I know you can search around this blog and get a great idea of who we are as a company. Hopefully, the idea you get of our company is that we are made up of a great group of fabulous folks… Read More Connect with the Family: Chelsey

Peacemaker Fest Ticket Giveaway

Thanks to The CityWire we are giving away TWO 3-Day passes to The Peacemaker Music & Arts Fest being held this weekend in Fort Smith. There are several ways to enter. Entering through Facebook: Like our page, Share pic as status & #PeacemakerFS Entering through Instagram: Follow us @ArkansasTrucks, Tag a friend when you share… Read More Peacemaker Fest Ticket Giveaway

This Week at HRBG

So, this weeks been kind of hectic. I usually work more and some how relax more during my vacation. This vacation was different in that I didn’t seem to fit much work or relaxing into my schedule. It was a stressful week of baseball which I should be use to but apparently that failed me… Read More This Week at HRBG

So Much Fun Packed Into One Week

So this week has been action packed. We’ve had a great month. Lot’s of vacationing has been going on here & all the while we are just as busy as can be, Thankfully. Firstly, I must say I am so proud of Austin! Here’s the initial story if you missed it. Austin went to Washington… Read More So Much Fun Packed Into One Week

It’s #FreeGasFriday (Well Every Friday is but YAY!)

  Happy Friday! It’s summer! I love summer. 🙂 (and Fridays) And in case you haven’t heard…Sales Tax Paid on every vehicle sold this weekend at HRBG! (Give Marty a call at 479-646-8600 if you have any questions). Today we had an awesome #FreeGasFriday winner. Check it out: And here’s the cheapest gas around Fort… Read More It’s #FreeGasFriday (Well Every Friday is but YAY!)

Austin is Going to Washington!

So, every week we get 5-10 requests to sponsor charitable events, a team, 5k, or donations needed in the near future. If you know me at all you know the giving spirit here is one of my favorite things about HRBG, and getting to participate in the process is a dream.  Every week, Renee (our GM) and I have… Read More Austin is Going to Washington!

HRBG May VIP Employee of the Month

Mike Tisevich! MIke! 🙂 Mike started out working at HRBG in our service department and soon moved over to the body shop. He was an estimator until this year when he was promoted to body shop manager. Mike has taken over and really done a great job. His department has grown substantially in the time he’s been… Read More HRBG May VIP Employee of the Month

6 Things to Remember After You Buy A New Car

You bought a car, now what? Here’s some things to remember after you’ve purchased a new (or new to you) vehicle. Cancel any scheduled payments for the vehicle you traded. This seems like a no brainer, but I’m always surprised at the simple things I over look when something big happens in my life. Buying… Read More 6 Things to Remember After You Buy A New Car