Smartphone Cooling in your Car!

Whoa, this is cool! No pun intended…

For 2016, Chevrolet has introduced a nifty new feature called Active Phone Cooling. This feature will be available on the 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models that are equipped with the wireless charging option.

Most smartphones have built-in thermal protection features to protect battery life, but that protection – which can cause the phone to pause charging or turn off until it has cooled down – is inconvenient for drivers on the road who rely on their smartphones for streaming music, navigation or receiving phone calls.

What does Active Phone Cooling do? An air vent connected directly to the car’s air conditioning and ventilation system is directed to the charging bin where the phone rests for wireless charging, sending cool air to help lower the phone’s temperature. Active Phone Cooling operates only when the HVAC system is turned on by the driver.

Active Phone Cooling

The 2016s are due to land in our showroom early next year and we can’t wait to check out the new innovations in technology that these GMs will feature. Visit us at for more details on our exciting Chevrolet lineup.

The Chevrolet Volt At Queenston!

If you are considering an electric vehicle, the Volt is the car for you! Come in to one of our 2 Dealerships and test drive the Volt today!

P.S. Did you know that electric vehicle owners in Ontario are eligible for a Government incentive ranging from $5000 to $8500?  If you were would like more information, Click here!  If you already own an electric vehicle, stop by our free charging stations at  Queenston on the Mountain and Queenston on Centennial.


Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC is excited to announce the launch of our AIR MILES REWARD PROGRAM. Running between now and February 28, 2013, if you are an eligible Air Miles Collector, you can earn up to 3,000 Air Miles Reward Miles when you purchase or lease a new GM vehicle at one of our Dealerships.  If you are not currently an AIR MILES member and would like to become one, click here to register!

What is even more fabulous is that this program is combined with 0% Financing and Lease rates for up to 72 months on select vehicles.  Queenston on Centennial and Queenston on the Mountain both have a huge selection of qualifying, award winning vehicles including: The all-new Chevrolet Trax, the Chevrolet Spark, Malibu, Volt Cruze and Silverado; GMC Acadia and Sierra and the all-new Buick Encore.

With AIR MILES there are more than 1,500 rewards to choose from, such as electronics, home accessories, toys, leisure, entertainment & more.

Here are just a few of the products you can redeem!

Sony PRS-T2 Reader WiFi – 1,600 AIR MILES reward miles
Bosch Tassimo Suprema Coffee Maker with T-Discs – 1,800 AIR MILES reward miles
TomTom VIA 1535M 5” Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps – 2,500 AIR MILES reward miles
Canon Vixia HFR300 Full High Definition Camcorder – 2,775 AIR MILES reward miles
Round Trip Flight from Toronto to New York – 1,150 AIR MILES reward miles
Round Trip Flight from St. John’s to Toronto – 1,475 AIR MILES reward miles

There are so many great offers for you to take advantage of when you collect Air Miles.  What’s even better is you can enjoy them while driving your new GM vehicle!

For further information on this program or if you are interested in the purchase of any of our vehicles, please visit us at

By: Amy Cochren

Queenston on the Mountain’s New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Queenston on the Mountain is announcing the launch of our new publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charger. This green initiative allows electric vehicle owners to charge at our station free of charge, any time!  Being part of the Chevrolet family, we are no stranger to electric vehicles and are proud of our own Chevrolet Volt.  At Queenston, our goal is to make it as convenient for electric vehicle owners as possible, by providing them with the convenience of charging their vehicle at our Dealership.


 If you would like more information on our EV Station or information on the Chevrolet Volt, please visit us at Queenston on the Mountain or contact us at 1-888-390-3481.

Greening Canada’s Highway’s at Queenston on Centennial

Today is an exciting day at Queenston on Centennial as we launch our own publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charger.  This green initiative is part of Sun Country Highway’s charging network that has been set up in the Golden Horseshoe from Niagara Falls to Oakville. 

Sun Country Highway, a wholly Canadian owned company, is at the forefront for sustainable transportation and have been leaders in launching this infrastructure to help energize Electric Vehicle adoption across our country.  Over the course of today, SCH will be making a 5 stop tour, led by their founder Kent Rathwell (who will be driving an all-electric Tesla Super Car) across the Niagara region to charge the vehicle.  The final stop on today’s tour will end at our Queenston on Centennial dealership at 3:45 this afternoon.

What few realize is that the Sun Country Highway’s initiative is not only one of the first of its kind, but the charging network they have pioneered is the “World’s Longest/Greenest Electrified Highway” with over 100 charging stations across Canada.  This highway will allow Electric Vehicle owners to travel FREE of charge, emission free, across Canada!  Being a part of the Chevrolet family, we at Queenston on Centennial are proud of our own Electric Vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, and are thrilled to be a part of this project!

If you would like more information on our publicly accessible electric vehicle charger or information on the Chevrolet Volt, please visit us at Queenston on Centennial or contact us at 905-560-2020.

By: Amy Cochren


The Transportation and Healthy Living Fair held at Gore Park on June 21, 2012 attracted hundreds of environmentally conscious commuters looking for ways to travel in a more “green” and environmentally friendly way. Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, the fair was perfectly situated with many people enjoying the summer sun and those enjoying their lunch breaks.


Despite the sweltering heat and humidity, crowds gathered around in awe to admire the sleek design of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt – an extended range electric vehicle.  Betty Greiser, sales and leasing consultant at Queenston on the Mountain, was there to meet with and introduce the crowds to a “greener” way of travel.   The environmentally friendly commuters were also introduced to the new MOT “green plates” that allow drivers to travel in the HOV lane – making their commute not only “greener” but speedier as well.


Amongst participants and fellow eco-friendly enthusiasts, we are proud to say that the Chevrolet Volt stood out as the star of this event.  

By: Nerissa Mohamed


Who killed the electric car? NO ONE!  If you’re looking for an “electrifying experience”, you need to consider the 2012 Chevrolet VOLT.

What many people don’t realize is that the VOLT is unlike other cars – past and present.  You no longer have to be concerned about how far you can drive, thanks to a range extending 1.4L gasoline-powered generator that takes over when you run out of battery charge.  The 16-kWh lithium-ion battery will charge in as little as 4 hours, and will allow you to travel between 40 and 80 kilometers on electric power.  The Volt can be fully charged in about 10 hours using a regular 120-volt household outlet.  Say goodbye to gas stations – simply pull up to your own garage, plug it in and you’re on your way.

Let’s breakdown some of the state of the art features the Volt has to offer.

  • The Chevrolet Volt features 3 driving modes: Normal, Sport and Mountain
  • Each Volt comes equipped with 8 standard air bags.
  • A charge unit and 5.5m 120-volt charge cord are included with every vehicle purchase.
  • Because the Volt runs in almost complete silence, an audible alert helps warn pedestrians of your approach.
  • The 16-kWh lithium-ion battery combines power from over 288 individual cells and is covered by an 8-year/160,000 km warranty.
  • The StabiliTrak electronic stability control system enhances driver control.
  • When battery operated, this vehicle produces zero tailpipe emissions!

The outstanding efficiency of the Volt is matched with its unparalleled performance, with an acceleration rate that takes you from 0-96km/h in under nine seconds.  Perhaps the most noteworthy feature is the almost silent delivery of the Volt.  When driving this vehicle, you will discover that it is as smooth as it is quiet – It almost feels as if you are floating through air.

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is the recipient of several awards including 2011 North American Car of the Year, 2011 World Green Car, 2011 IIGS Top Safety Pick, one of Car and Driver’s 2011 10 Best Cars, and Automobile Magazine’s 2011 Automobile of the year .

Embrace the future, reduce your environmental footprint and put your anxieties aside with the 2012 Chevrolet Volt.  If you are interested in purchasing the Volt or would like more information, please contact us at one of our two locations: Queenston on the Mountain and Queenston on Centennial.

By: Amy Cochren

CREDIT: General Motors, General Motors Canada