Winter Driving Made Easy

It is important to maintain a clear visual of the road while driving. Now that we are in the winter months, our windshield is susceptible to frost, ice, snow, rain and sleet, which can make it difficult and sometimes dangerous to drive. However, with a little maintenance and preparation, you can make your winter drive a little better.  At our dealerships, we offer a wide array of maintenance services that will prepare you for Old Man Winter. 

Wiper Blades:  There is nothing worse than getting to your car in the morning when you are late for work only to find your windshield frozen over.  Often times, people will run their blades over the frozen windshield in order to clear it. This severely reduces the life span of your wiper blade. Wiper blades frequently get neglected on most cars and yet, they are constantly used and exposed to harsh conditions.  We recommend that you change your blades at least once a year, preferably every 6 months. 

Stone Chip Repair: A stone will most likely chip your windshield at least once over the course of your ownership.  If untreated, it will continue to crack reducing your visibility and can be potentially dangerous. As the cold weather takes effect, you will find that the crack with get increasingly larger. At our dealerships, we offer a stone chip repair service – this quick and affordable service will save you money… and your windshield. 

Wax your lights:  You might be saying to yourself, “Wax my lights?”  Yes, visibility in the winter months can be minimal, so it is important that you are getting maximum light from head lamps.  Adding a little car wax to the lights and then wiping off and buffing with a towel will assist in preventing ice and snow from sticking.  The same practice can be applied to your taillights.

We hope you found these tips for winter driving helpful.  If you would like to schedule a service appointment at one of our dealerships, please visit us at or

By: Amy Cochren

Drive For a Cause – Queenston on Centennial and Queenston on the Mountain

Queenston Chevrolet on Centennial and Queenston on the Mountain will be holding the “Drive For a Cause” event on December 13, 14 and 15, 2012.  This event will provide individuals the opportunity to test drive one of our exciting 2013 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles including; the re-designed Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia as well as the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic, Spark and Buick Verano and make a donation to Hamilton Food Share.  This is a fun opportunity to get behind the wheel and donate to our community.  For each test drive taken during the 3 day event, Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC will donate $25 to Hamilton Food Share on the behalf of that individual. Our goal for this event is to donate a total of $3000.  What is notably great about Hamilton Food Share is that for every $1 donated, $5 worth of food will be generated.

By: Amy Cochren

2013 Chevrolet Spark

The Spark is so action packed; you would never know it is the first mini-car from Chevrolet!  Aside from the eccentric colour pallet – Jalapeno, Salsa Red, Denim, Techno Pink and Lemonade – Chevy’s new vehicle has been coined as a “small engine in the big city”. The 1.2L, 4 cylinder engine with variable valve timing allows the Spark to run more efficiently by conserving fuel.  Another fantastic feature is the Hill Start Assist, which keeps the brake engaged while your foot switches from the brake to the gas pedal on inclines.   

This 5 door, 4 passenger mini car is easy to park and so much fun, you will be offering to drive your friends everywhere! Although the Spark is small, it is surprisingly roomy and high volume for its size.  With the 7 inch Chevrolet MyLink display screen, you have everything at your fingertips. MyLink allows you to get directions, take phone calls, watch movies and listen to your favourite music. This car has so much to offer, it is without a doubt an attractive option for anyone who is in the market for a small, economy minded car.

If you are interested in the Spark or any of the vehicles in our award winning Chevrolet line-up, please visit us at

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: GM Canada

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Walk Around – Queenston on the Mountain

To schedule a test drive click here!

4×4! One of a kind! Leather! Sunroof! Heated seats! Rear view camera! Like it’s namesake – this SVT Raptor is tough, aggressive and fast. A truly unique vehicle – this truck is a powerhouse on and off road. A distinctive grille with the ‘FORD’ name carved into it – no one will miss it on the road. This raptor is truly versatile – it’s just as great for the daily commute as it is in the snow, mud or any other rugged off road situations you can think of. Come to Queenston on the Mountain for a closer look at this unique truck. It wont’ be on the lot for long! Proudly serving these communities, Hamilton, Niagara, Burlington, Oakville, Binbrook, Dunnville, Milton, Brantford, Ancaster, Waterdown, Flamborough, Cambridge, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Glanford, Smithville, Grimsby, Caledonia, Winona, Cayuga, Chatham, St. Catherines, Welland, Haldimand, Hagersville, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Kitchener, Waterloo, Etobicoke, Guelph and more!

If you are interested in this vehicle or any of the vehicles in our used vehicle line-up, please contact us at 1-888-390-3481 or visit us at

The All New 2013 Buick Encore – Coming Soon to Queenston on the Mountain

In early 2013, Canada will be welcoming a brand new crossover, luxury SUV – the Buick Encore. The five- passenger SUV is a new addition to the small crossover segment.  The Encore offers great drivability, easy parking, and effortless manoeuvring with its compact size and high driving position. The cargo and storage space is surprising, particularly when the passenger seats are folded flat – longer items will fit easily in the hatch.

Inside the Encore is the active Quiet Tuning system, which includes a series of sound reducing items like an acoustic laminated windshield, “quiet-tuned” tires and even active noise cancelling through the crossover’s audio system.

Something to take note of is the technology in the Encore. The Intellilink system is a voice-activated, colour connected infotainment system. The large, full-colour seven-inch LCD display is located centrally on the front dash of the Encore. Intellilink connects your smartphone and allows you to access satellite and internet radio via voice activation.

Not only is the new Buick Encore bringing you technology but safety as well – with 10 air bags standard on all models. Also available are the new Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

Other available features include remote start, rainsense wipers, rear-view camera, memory seats and mirrors, and front and rear park assist.  

The Buick Encore will be available for sale in Canada in early 2013.

If you are interested in more information on the Buick Encore or any of the other vehicles in our award winning line up, please visit us at or call us at 1-888-390-3481

By Nerissa Mohamed

Source: GM Canada

Queenston on Centennial – 2011 Silverado 1500 Walk Around

If you are in the market for a pick-up, this is the truck for you!

If you would like to schedule a test drive, please click here or visit us at

SUPER LOW KMS! GORGEOUS PICK-UP! This is the right choice if you’re looking for a full-size pickup with good performance and a comfortable interior. A smooth and quiet ride, you’ll enjoy the long drives in this Silverado 1500. A fuel efficient V8 engine will get you there in no time while saving you money at the pump too! With this low odometer, it won’t be around for long! Come check it out at Queenston on Centennial! When you mention SPECIAL PROMO CODE: TA0831NM2012 Receive a special in store offer! Queenston on Centennial Certified Vehicles get Quakerstate 10 year/400,000km engine warranty! 150 point Technician Inspection on EVERY used vehicle! Exchange policy, Carproof Report included, 24-hour roadside assistance and ask about our grad program! Proudly serving these communities ? Hamilton, Niagara, Burlington, Oakville, Binbrook, Dunnville, Milton, Brantford, Ancaster, Waterdown, Flamborough, Cambridge, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Glanford, Smithville, Grimsby, Caledonia, Winona, Cayuga, St. Catherines, Welland, Haldimand, Hagersville, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Kitchener, Waterloo, Etobicoke, Guelph and more!


Help with a “Like” and Donate to Hamilton Food Share!

Starting today through to December 17, 2012, Autohwy launches their Facebook “Like” drive campaign.  For the second year in a row, we have partnered with Hamilton Food Share to help make this Holiday season a brighter one for more than 7,600 local children and their families.  For each new “Like” that our AutoHwy Facebook page receives, we will donate $2 to the organization.  What is so exceptional about this charity is that for every $1 donated to Hamilton Food Share, approximately $5 worth of food will be generated.


For those wanting to know more about Hamilton Food Share, we thought we would share some statistics from the organizations Survey “Depth of Hunger Project!”

  • There is a common belief that food bank users are people who have recently moved to our community.  The survey results dispel this misperception.  On average, survey respondents have lived in Hamilton for 22.9 years.
  • 66% of respondents have been coming to a food bank for 6 months or less.
  • 57% of parents who go to a food bank said their children go hungry at least once a week because there wasn’t enough money to buy food.
  • Children who experience prolonged bouts of hunger get sick more often and for longer periods of time.
  • Hungry children have trouble learning since they can’t focus or concentrate.

This is a fantastic cause that both Queenston and Image Honda are proud to support.  We would like to thank everyone for their help and look forward to raising a great deal of money for Hamilton Food Share this Holiday season.

By: Amy Cochren