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Our 4 Favorite Events During Fiesta San Antonio

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Fiesta is a special time for us in San Antonio. Put on by the Fiesta San Antonio Commission, our local-yet-world-famous festival honors the memory of our fallen heroes at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto with a multitude of music, arts, dances, parades, and almost anything else you can think of!

Fiesta is one of the events in our city that truly helps define it, so we at Cavender Cadillac wanted to share our favorite events that take place during this 10-day celebration.

1.  Fiesta Oyster Bake

 

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A great music event with rockin’ music, an endless supply of oysters, and a great cause! What’s not to love? Headliners this year include Loverboy, Sevendust, P.O.D., Michael Salgado, and Naughty by Nature.

2. Fiesta Arts Fair

 

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One of the highlights of the entire festival, we love perusing through the contemporary art from 120 different artists throughout the nation. It’s a great place to shop for hand-crafted paintings, jewelry, photographs, and ceramics for yourself or loved one!

 3.  Battle of Flowers Parade

 

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 It says something when you’re the oldest parade at Fiesta San Antonio. The Battle of Flowers parade is also the only parade in the US that is put on entirely by women! The R.O.T.C. unit drills, the military and university marching bands, and the spectacular floats are just a few reasons why we love to set up shop for this parade.

4. Fiesta Flambeau Parade

 

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How could we leave off the epic Night Parade? This parade is as big as many other national parades throughout the world.

Totaling a whopping 150 parade entries, you can always count on a wide spectrum of performers whether they look like this:

 

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Or like this:

 

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These parade entries come from all across the United States to San Antonio to participate in this world famous event. For those of you new to town, if you want to experience a fantastic celebration that really captures what Fiesta is all about, we’d point you to the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.

If you’re looking for tickets to any or all of these events, here’s where to grab them!

Viva Fiesta!

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Do You Know the History of the Cadillac Emblem?

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Do you remember when the first Cadillac emblem came out? Probably not.

The signature Cadillac symbol has been around longer than most of us can remember. As iconic as it may be, most of us are unfamiliar with where the crest originated from, so Cavender Cadillac decided to do a bit of digging to learn more about its history.

 

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According to a brochure from Cadillac Motor Company, the crest is said to have been designed almost four centuries before Columbus discovered the Americas, and was brought to the car company by the founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. In fact, this state founder was the inspiration for the naming of the first Cadillac automobile in 1902.

Now back to the crest:

Most sources believe that the crest was designed by Cadillac himself around 1687 after marrying. The story around the emblem was that Cadillac was descended from royalty in Toulouse, which were in the same circles as French Royalty. However, research has suggested that this claim was mostly fabricated. In fact, a great deal of Lamonthe-Cadillac’s story was self-created in order to sound more regal instead of embracing his more modest origins.

The GM Heritage Center website explains the emblem and what it is intended to signify in Lamonthe-Cadillac’s life:

“The Cadillac coat of arms is a believable montage of bits and pieces of authentic heraldry that Antoine Laumet put together to serve his own purpose. Even though it was duly and officially registered and recorded, circa 1687, by the heraldic authorities of Quebec in New France (now Canada), the only authentic parts of the Cadillac crest are the first and fourth quarterings featuring the legless birds; in heraldry these are known as martlets…they are the heraldic adaptation of the martin.”

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The Cadillac auto company changed the shield-and-crest emblem in 1999 and began using it in company advertising. The cleaner design keeps the crest, but the shield and the “merlettes” have disappeared.

So there you have it. Shrouded in some mystery and some well-structured storytelling, Lamonthe-Cadillac created his own story and legacy. The founder of Detroit inspired the Cadillac company, which adopted his name and crest, and has been making its own legacy since 1902.

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3 Spring Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Cadillac Looking Like a Cadillac in San Antonio

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 11:17 AM

When you purchase a new Cadillac in San Antonio, like the 2015 CTS-V or 2015 ATS, your car is going to be in perfect condition, both inside and outside. However, most of us in San Antonio and Kerrville live high-paced lives, and it’s easy for your pristine vehicle to gradually slip into not-so-pristine condition underneath the hectic pull of the daily commute, kids’ sporting events, weekend trips to Austin to visit your parents, and so on.

 The good news is that, now that spring has finally sprung, it’s a perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your Cadillac and make it look like the Cadillac that won your eye at our Cavender dealership. We compiled a list of basic spring cleaning tips to help make it easy for you to give your smooth ride a much-needed makeover.

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 Wash it!

This one is all too simple, but the first order of business in getting your car looking spic-and-span is to take it to the wash! If you feel like rolling up your sleeves, you can wash it by hand to reach all of those nooks and crannies that the automatic wash might miss. We advise against using household cleaners like hand soap, dish detergent, or glass cleaner on your Cadillac—go for a dedicated car washing product like Blue Coral or Meguiar’s G7164 Gold Class Car Wash instead. It’s safer and will simply give you a better overall wash. Get underneath the car and inside the wheel wells as well, as crud buildup is at a premium in these hard-to-reach spots.

Clean the interior!

Again, another no-brainer, but it bears repeating. A clean interior equals a happy driver. Scrub the carpets, power-wash the floor mats if you can. If you’re dropped lipstick or spilled coffee to make a particularly tough stain, we recommend renting a steam cleaner. They are fairly cheap and do an excellent job at removing even the most stubborn stains. And read the bottle on your cleaner! Leather interior needs leather cleaner, the windows need glass cleaner, etc. Throw in a good air freshener for good measure (we recommend Midsummer’s Night by Yankee Candle—it’s the best!)

Wax On, Wax Off!

Ahh, waxing. A staple of the proud, caring car-owner. Using a wax buffer can really make your 2015 CTS or ATS really come to life and give it an extra sheen and added protection. PRO TIP: When waxing with a buffer, put the wax directly on your buffer and apply a thin coat onto your vehicle. Then you may remove the wax with a cloth. Many people perform this procedure in the opposite way, which works well enough, but use this pro tip to maximize your wax job!

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For any more questions about good spring cleaning practices for your Cadillac, whether it be for a 2015 Escalade, 2015 CTS, or 2015 ATS Coupe, we will be happy to advise you on the best products and procedures for keeping your Cadillac looking like a Cadillac. Give us a call!

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Use Your Tax Returns on These 3 Maintenance Areas

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Tax season is here, San Antonio. If you have yet to file, make sure to get it done! And for all of you receiving returns this year (lucky you!), you might want to consider pampering your Cadillac to make sure that it keeps providing that luxurious ride for years to come. The average national figure for tax returns this year are between $2,500 and $3,000—more than enough dough to treat your Cadillac right and still be able to pocket plenty of bills afterwards. Cavender Cadillac has compiled a list of 3 major areas of maintenance that you should invest in to keep your Cadillac running the way it’s supposed to. We’ve focused on maintenance areas that should be replaced every 2 years, so for all you owners of any 2013 or 2012 models, you may find this info particularly helpful!

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Brakes


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Okay, this one is obvious, but it bears repeating. Brakes are your life line in your Cadillac, so it’s important to make sure they are working properly and have been replaced! Failing brakes is even in the same ballpark as something like a failed battery—one is an inconvenience, and the other is potentially fatal. So put a little love into your CTS, ATS, or whichever Cadillac you own. Replace your brake pads, and your car will keep you safe! If you aren’t sure when to replace your brakes, the average time frame is once every 2 years or every 24K miles.

Fuel Filter

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This item is particularly important, but is often overlooked in even the most thorough Cadillac owner. The fuel filter is working whenever your engine is turning, filtrating out impurities and preventing clogs in the injector system. Not unlike your Brita filter at home, the fuel filter must be replaced over time (again, once every 2 years). This replacement is quite an involved process, so we’d recommend letting our maintenance team get the job done right for you.

Spark Plugs

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You can’t start a fire without a spark, and you can’t start your car without a spark plug. These little firecrackers allow the combustion to take place in each fuel cylinder. If your mileage has been suffering or your engine is running poorly, this could possibly be the culprit. Try to swap these out every 30K-80K miles.

Any of these maintenance areas apply to you, San Antonio? We’re happy to assist you with keeping your Cadillac running in tip top shape. Spending a little bit of your tax return on these important maintenance areas will save you money in the long run, and you’ll likely have some of your tax money left over to spend on whatever your heart desires! Schedule your appointment today!

German Autos Got Nothin’ on the ATS-V & CTS-V

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 12:08 PM

As of right now, we are in the middle of the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland, which is quite a drive from those of us in San Antonio, Boerne, and San Marcos. Even though we couldn’t book our flights in time, Cadillac is still representing the US in style with a brilliant, fun-loving marketing idea.

Before stopping at the Geneva Auto Show, Cadillac decided it’d be fun to take a bit of a road trip and cruise throughout Germany, and while they were in the country Cadillac chose to stick its tongue (err..grille?) out at the major German car makers. A little dash of light-hearted schoolyard teasing has made for quite an entertaining twitter feed.

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Using the all-new CTS and ATS models for these clever photo-ops, Cadillac’s first stop was at BMW’s M Division, where the black CTS-V is seen parked beside the M3 accompanied with the witty comment: “Hey, @BMW #M, sorry we missed you this morning. Don’t worry, we left you some donuts. #SIAG #VSeries #DareGreatly.”

After the BMW M Division, the CTS-V headed out to Audi Sport, posed adjacent to the neon sign, and playfully “complimented” the company on their impressive building by captioning the photo “Wow, that sign is impressive. You’ve really got the ‘Cadillac’ of buildings here @Audi_Sport. See you at #SIAG! Now that’s funny.

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 Finally the ATS-V coupe’s opportunity to have a go at a German auto maker, it headed out to Mercedes-Benz AMG to greet the AMG GT. The ATS-V juxtaposed with the image of the AMG GT really highlighted the jaw-dropping features of the Cadillac coupe, and the caption cheekily reads “Guten Tag, @ MercedesAMG. Stopped by to practice our German, but it looks like you’ve left for #SIAG. See you there!”

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Not only is this great fun and a particularly ingenious branding strategy on Cadillac’s part, it also reveals the innovative and clever aspect to the company that has been a staple of Cadillac for many years. The 2015 ATS-V and CT-S V are perfect ambassadors for Cadillac, showcasing ingenuity, originality, and a healthy dose of fun.

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Cavender’s Roland Perez Nominated For Second Consecutive State Automotive Award

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 1:27 PM

We at Cavender Cadillac, and the Cavender Auto Group in general, take pride in bringing all of you auto lovers in San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, and the surrounding areas the highest quality web content to get our message out to you. At the helm of our website strategy and management is the Cavender Auto Group e-Commerce Director Roland D. Perez, a Cavender Auto representative who combines a 15 year experience in the auto industry and a dedication to innovating technology to help bring Cavender’s message to our new and existing customers.

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Perez will be nominated by the Texas Automobile Dealers Association to receive an “e-Commerce Director of the Year” honor—an award which Perez received last year in recognition of his central role in making Cavender Auto Group one of the leading auto dealers in San Antonio as well as in the entire State of Texas.

A key characteristic of Perez that makes him so valuable to Cavender is his commitment to listening to our clientele—he readily engages with our new and existing customers to better understand your wants and needs. He then applies this knowledge to our websites to ensure that we are giving you top-notch, informative, and helpful content.

Perez is currently responsible for all of the websites that make up Cavender Auto Group, including our Cadillac, Land Rover, Chevrolet, and two Buick/GMC dealerships. These websites were created and are updated by Team SI, a digital marketing company that Perez works closely with to craft unique content that caters to each demographic and reflect each individual auto maker’s distinctive theme and feel.

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Cavender Auto Group would like to congratulate Perez and his team for all of their innovative work. With Perez’s automotive and technological expertise, he has been a crucial factor in helping Cavender achieve its massive success and notoriety, specifically being named “most interactive dealership” by Motor Trend–the leading auto publication in the United States. We are honored to have him on our team.

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Cadillac ATS-V.R to Make its Racing Debut

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 6:18 PM

Check this out, all you F1 Racing fans in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Helotes—The Cadillac ATS-V.R will soon be making its debut in the Pirelli World Challenge Series at the Circuit of the America’s in Austin.

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This Cadillac hot rod is a racing edition of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe pictured above and due on our lot later in the calendar year. Our Cavender Cadillac team is just as excited about the ATS-V.R debut as we are about the Cadillac ATS-V. The ATS-V.R meets F1A GT3 criteria, giving it the certification it needs to enter into over 30 various GT series across the globe. Capitalizing on over a decade of V-Series engineering experience and employing a game-changing twin turbocharged V6 LF4 engine, this car has everything under the hood that it needs to scorch the competition come race day.

Read Our Recent Blog About the Upcoming 2016 Cadillac ATS-V.

The Cadillac ATS-R was designed and created on a 24 month developmental period and stayed true to the blistering performance capabilities of the ATS-V Coupe. The team also employed multiple computer tests, analyzed its findings, and used research from the CTS-V.R in order to build the ATS-V.R. The car hit the speedway for the first time in September 2014 and has been continually updated and tested since then.

This Cadillac racer has been shown the same love, attention, and diligence that all models on our lot have received. Built by a company that is innovating not only when it comes to luxury, but also in unmitigated performance, the ATS-V.R is a sign of great things to come.

Come on, competitors. Catch us if you can.

Visit our dealership or contact us to learn more about the new Cadillac ATS-V.R Racer. And come test drive our 2016 ATS-V when it hits our lot in late spring. We’ll be more than happy to talk nuts and bolts about what makes these new vehicles so spectacular.

 

 

2016 Cadillac Debuts Power at the Chicago Auto Show | Cavender Cadillac San Antonio, TX

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 1:37 AM

Power was the name of the game for Cadillac this year at the 2015 Chicago auto show. The company made quite a splash when it debuted the all-new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and the 2016 CTS-V. The V series models are crafted to achieve new heights in performance and cater to the thrill of an electrifying ride. We are truly ecstatic about these two beautiful, “suped up” models, and we will be rolling out the red carpet for them in San Antonio as soon as they arrive on our lot later on this year.

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The epicenter of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is a 3.6L Twin Turbo engine that boasts a 0 to 60 speed of under four seconds, with top speeds of over 185 MPH. Although you may not be hitting that top speed on a day-to-day basis, it’s simply a testament to the superiority of the ATS-V’s performance and response. Plus, who can deny the thrill of having such unmitigated power in your back pocket? Contact us to learn more about the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V.

 


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Let’s be blunt—the CTS-V is a monster of a machine. Cadillac has pulled no punches in designing and building this car, and Cavender Cadillac couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The CTS-V is built for indulging in an unprecedented amount of power for such a luxurious ride. In fact, with its 6.2L supercharged V8 engine that reaches a top speed of 200 mph and goes from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, this auto is the most powerful product that Cadillac has released in its 112-year history.

Visit our dealership or contact us to learn more about these two impeccably powerful vehicles, and experience firsthand how Cadillac has been able to create two V series cars that are both beauties and beasts.

 

 

Going Electric: Cadillac Announces Plans For Plug-In

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 7:28 AM

Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen sure has been doing a lot of hinting around lately. This time, de Nysschen announces that Cadillac is going electric. The company president continues to speak about how important electric cars are and that that new plug-in technologies are here to stay.

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To start, Cadillac will begin experimenting with innovative start stop technology on a few models this year. The innovative start stop technology temporarily disengages the engine, saving battery power when not in use. This can provide a longer distance and range of battery power between charges.

To offer even more efficiency, excess pounds will be removed from the body and frame. Instead of heavy metals, Cadillac is considering using a mixture of carbon fiber, high strength steel, and aluminum. The lighter weight of the vehicle will provide a longer range and traveling distance in the new electric model Cadillac.

Not only did the Cadillac president de Nysschen mention the brands moving into the electric EV car market, he also let it slip that Cadillac would be releasing eight new models in the coming years, five of which will take the Cadillac brand into an entirely new direction. It is rumored that not only would the new Cadillac model lineup include plug in electric cars, but also heavy duty pickup trucks, and tiny economy sizes eco vehicles.

Stay on top of the latest and greatest from Cadillac and Cavender Cadillac San Antonio, by keeping up with our blog, engaging with us via social media, or contacting us! Give us a call, stop by the lot, or fill out our contact form here to inquire about new and upcoming Cadillac models.

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Small Cadillac SUV in the Near Future | San Antonio Cadillac Dealership Blog

By Eli Nichols | Posted in Dealer Information on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 8:14 AM

Cadillac’s head hancho, brand president Johan de Nysschen, recently announced at the Washington Auto Show that Cadillac plans to release a newer, small Cadillac SUV model. Over the past few months there has been a lot of chatter about Cadillac and future vehicle lineup. Brand president de Nysschen confirms it– Cadillac will see new models in the coming years, including a more compact SUV.

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Cadillac’s new model lineup is rumored to consist of eight new models. The long-term brand development is set to cost roughly $12 billion and stretch clean into the next decade. Others rumor of an announcement at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show that Cadillac would be releasing a new model each coming new year. Said rumors include the revealing of the CT6 flagship at the 2015 New York Auto Show this April, the XT5 in 2016, a possible new sedan in 2017, the small Cadillac SUV by 2018, and probable diesel models in 2019 for their European market.

Whatever the future holds, Cadillac is too busy for comments, which means innovation is underway. For now, we just sit back and wait on the next big thing.

If you just can’t wait, and need the latest updates on new model Cadillac news, contact us here. If you liked this blog, and would like to read more on Cadillac models offered in San Antonio as well as Cadillac news in San Antonio, let us know on social media!

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Cavender Cadillac has been serving the San Antonio area for 30 years. If you are searching for new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs in the San Antonio, Live Oak, New Braunfels, Seguin area, visit Cavender Cadillac today.

 

 



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Cavender Cadillac is one of the San Antonio, TX leaders in new and pre-owned vehicle sales. Our new location Now Open! We have the depth of inventory to be able to meet the needs of all of our clients. As a new and used car dealer in San Antonio, TX we pride ourselves on our ability to work with a customer’s budget and find the right vehicle for them. We have built our business with a foundation of integrity and product knowledge. Our sales staff is the best equipped to be able to answer any question about anything in our inventory.

If you are looking for a new Cadillac in San Antonio, TX now is an exciting time to be a Cavender Cadillac customer. Our manufacturing partner is constantly working to improve its fine line of luxury cars to bring you the highest levels of comfort. Cavender Auto is also a qualified and certified Cadillac service center in San Antonio, TX and is ready and waiting to serve all of your automotive needs.

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