|Nelson Collision Center opens on Church Street|
Barry Nelson, vice president of Nelson Family Dealerships, watches as employee Ronald Edwards works on a new front end piece of a customer’s car.
Nelson Family Dealerships Vice President Barry Nelson sees the company’s new collision repair center at 303 W. Church St. as an opportunity to make something new out of something old — while it is making damaged cars like new.
The building that houses the center is the former home of the Charles White Chevrolet dealership. The Nelson group has owned the building for years, Nelson said, and now seemed like the perfect time to update its collision repair shop while adding an asset to the area. “With NCI (New College Institute) coming in, we wanted to renovate it and turn it into something positive for the community,” he said. The building is just down the street from the new NCI building being constructed on the Baldwin Block. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to celebrate the new shop, which consolidates Nelson’s two previous body repair centers in Stanleytown and Martinsville. The name of the game, Nelson said, is efficiency. “Our industry is driven by insurance and cost,” he said, and as such, reducing the amount of time a car is in the shop saves money for both insurers and customers.
2014 Cadillac CTS
The 2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan is destined to stand out among its rivals in the world’s leading luxury sedans. The body is lean, the interior has been crafted with an eye for beauty and purpose, and the engine is powerful.
The newly redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS is built to stand out among the world’s top luxury sedans. Its sleek exterior features a low, flat roof, a creased hood, and a sculpted rear panel that, taken together, create a truly handsome, muscular picture. The third-generation CTS outdoes all those that came before it in terms of performance, safety standards, and overall good looks.
Inside, this modern Cadillac treats passengers to true style. The new CTS has lengthened by 4.1 inches and widened by 1.1 inches, now a true mid-sized sedan at 195.5 inches in length and 114.6 inches at the wheelbase. The standard power-adjusted seats are trimmed in leather and can be manually adjusted in both the headrests and bottom cushions. In the four-cylinder CTS, modern technology has given way to even greater noise cancellation, quieting the interior by 20 dB and creating space to focus on the vehicle’s Bose stereo system.
CTS safety features surge ahead of typical standard options to include 10 airbags, rearview cameras, parking sensors, and a radar-and-camera system intended to alert drivers of forward collision, make lane-departure warnings, give cross-traffic alerts, and manage adaptive cruise control. Rather than altering drivers through wheel vibrations, these alters attract attention by creating seat vibration – on the left, right, front, or back side of the seat, depending upon where the potential danger exists. A 2014 CTS comes equipped with an OnStar system and a one-year service subscription that can be used for remote start and accessed through a Smartphone app.
The basic model comes equipped with a 272-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an anticipated EPA rating of 19/30 mpg for the rear-wheel-drive, six-speed automatic transmission. All 2014 CTS models function with fully independent suspension and electric power steering, and all are equipped with power features, climate control, cruise control, and Bluetooth with audio streaming. The vehicle’s weight distribution is set up to ensure balanced handling.
The midrange Cadillac CTS utilizes a 3.6-liter V-6, a machine that issues 321 horsepower and an option of rear- or all-wheel drive. Six-speed automatic is standard, but an optional eight-speed automatic transmission is available for the midrange vehicle.
PRO GRADE PROTECTION
Introducing GMC Pro Grade Protection. Two years of scheduled maintenance and service†, a 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to- Bumper Warranty and a 5-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty that could take you all the way to 2018—all included in your purchase of a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500.