Spooky Road Trip Ideas: Haunted Places Near New Bern

Happy Halloween!

With Halloween right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take a road trip to any one of the many haunted places near New Bern, NC. Simply hop into your new Cadillac and drive to a haunted spot—a perfect activity for a date or as a family adventure. We at Trent Cadillac have put together a list of some of our favorite local haunted spots.

According to Haunted Places, one of the spookiest haunted spots in New Bern is the Attmore-Oliver House. Built in 1790, this house is reported to have several ghostly inhabitants. You can tour the house if you request an appointment, and many visitors report seeing poltergeists from former residents who passed.

Next, check out the Harvey Mansion and Historic Inn. Built at the start of the nineteenth century, there is supposedly a woman in a white dress that haunts this location. If you listen closely, you’ll hear a child laughing in the night.

Finally, visit the Foscue Plantation House. Located 10 miles from New Bern in Pollocksville, NC, this house was built in 1824 and is rumored to be haunted. Whether you’re a paranormal investigator or simply an amateur ghost hunter, this plantation house is a must-see spot on any haunted tour around North Carolina.

Four Facts about Cadillac You Didn’t Know

Cadillac has been a luxury American staple for over 100 years. True Cadillac fans know there is a lot of history behind this brand. Nevertheless, there are still some things you probably don’t know. Here are four facts about Cadillac that might surprise you.

Check out these funs facts about Cadillac

  1. The first bulletproof presidential limo belonged to Al Capone. When Al Capone was sent to Alcatraz, the treasury department impounded his fully armored Cadillac. Then, on December 7, 1941, after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt needed something safe to transport him, and the Secret Service used Capone’s car.
  2. It was named after the founder of Detroit. A Frenchman named Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded a town which he called Ville d’Etroit. When the car company was started, they paid homage to the intrepid explorer.
  3. Cadillac introduced many automotive innovations. Things like curved windshields, enclosed cabins, electric starters, electric lights, airbags, climate control, and counterbalanced crankshafts were all first used by Cadillac, and eventually the rest of the industry.
  4. Cadillac was the first to use an automotive stylist. In 1927, Cadillac hired Harley Earl to style their cars. He went on to create the LaSalle and eventually gained legendary status.

If you love Cadillac, then come see what today’s modern lineup can offer you with a test drive at Trent Cadillac. Let us know if you want more interesting facts about Cadillac.

How to Prepare Your Cadillac for Fall

prepare your Cadillac for fall

Here in North Carolina, fall weather is relatively mild, especially out here on the coast. However, the closer you get to the mountains, the cooler it becomes. No matter where you live in the state, you need to take some time to prepare for the upcoming change in seasons. Here are three ways to prepare your Cadillac for fall.

  1. Check your tires. Wet leaves on the ground can lead to slick road conditions. Make sure your tires have enough tread left to keep you and your Cadillac connected to the ground. You can use the penny test, or, for even safer results, the quarter test.
  2. Pack an emergency kit. You never know when an emergency will happen, but you can try to plan for them. As the temperatures start to get cooler, especially at night, you’ll want to prepare for the worst—a dead car on the side of the road. Pack some blankets, a spare cell phone or charged battery, high energy snacks, emergency flares, and water.
  3. Catch up on maintenance. If your Cadillac is due for any routine maintenance, or you have been noticing some bothersome issues, then it is surely time for a check-up.

If you want to make sure your Cadillac is ready for the fall, schedule a service appointment here at Trent Cadillac.

Cadillac Super Cruise Technology Coming to CT6 This Fall

The new Cadillac Super Cruise technology, a self-driving system that lets the driver operate the car hands-free, will debut on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 this fall.

Super Cruise is Cadillac’s answer to similar Autopilot systems. It lets the driver safely do other tasks while driving, such as make phone calls. The car still needs driver feedback in certain situations, though, so it uses a camera to monitor your eyeline and alerts you if it detects that you’re looking away from the road for too long.

Using a suite of sophisticated driver assist technologies, the Super Cruise system on the CT6 will monitor the position and speed of other vehicles to decrease speed and engage the brakes, depending on traffic conditions.

Drivers will only be able to use Super Cruise on the highway, which simplifies the system since it doesn’t need to detect pedestrians or traffic lights. Still it works at high speeds on clear highways as well as in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The new Super Cruise technology will further set the CT6 apart from other entries in the luxury sedan segment and boost its popularity among drivers looking for the latest driver assist and self-driving technologies. For more information about the upcoming Cadillac CT6 model, call us today Trent Cadillac.

Updates and Changes to a Few 2018 Cadillac Models

2018 is a great year for Cadillac, which will see refreshes and tech updates for a few of its models, as well as whispers of new models and trims set to be released next year. The Cadillac XTS and ATS are just two of the Cadillac cars that will offer new styling and features for the 2018 model year.

2018 Cadillac XTS

The XTS is getting a big refresh for 2018. The brand’s full-size sedan will feature tweaks to its front and rear styling, making it fit in better with the rest of the Cadillac lineup and giving it a sleeker, more modern look.

2018 Cadillac ATS

The ATS, Cadillac’s compact car offering, is another model receiving some styling updates. It adds a new color, Satin Steel Mechanic, a deep gray that gives the ATS extra sophistication, as well as other minor interior and exterior changes. The ATS also now comes with an available heated steering wheel.

Next-Generation CUE System

Both the XTS and the ATS will get the latest version of Cadillac CUE, which not only features faster speed and a redesigned interface, but also cloud support that lets you transfer your data from Cadillac to Cadillac, adjusting to your preferences and needs.

These are just a few of the exciting updates and changes you’ll find in the lineup of 2018 Cadillac models. For more information, give us a call today at Trent Cadillac.

What’s New for the 2018 Cadillac CT6?

The all-new 2018 Cadillac CT6 has arrived on our lot here at Trent Cadillac, and we could not be any more excited.

So what’s new for the 2018 Cadillac CT6? Quite a lot actually. Here are just some of the exciting updates to the CT6:

  • New colors.

    While Cadillac has removed some colors (Dark Emerald Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Phantom Gray Metallic, and Red Passion Tintcoat), it has also added several new colors, including Red Horizon Tintcoat, Satin Steel Metallic, and Stone Gray Metallic.

  • Updates to the Rear Camera Mirror.

    Cadillac has added a high-pressure washer to the rear-facing lens for improved visibility.

  • Interior updates.

    Inside, the 2018 CT6 gets auto-ventilated front seats, an automatic heated steering wheel, and a leather-wrapped driver-side airbag cover on the steering wheel on the Platinum trim.

  • Infotainment upgrades.

    The CUE infotainment system has been updated, now in version 2.6. This gives drivers two new features. The first is Teen Driver, which allows parents to monitor the driving habits of new drivers and give feedback when necessary. The second is CUE Collection, which allows drivers to install apps that serve to improve the driving experience.

Visit Trent Cadillac today for a test drive of the all-new 2018 Cadillac CT6.

Trent Cadillac Wins Cadillac Mark of Excellence Master Dealer Award

We are very proud to announce that we were awarded the 2016 Cadillac Mark of Excellence Master Dealer award. Only 40 dealers in the nation received this award, and only one dealer in North Carolina got it – US! Thank you to all of our loyal customers for helping us get there.Pictured Left to Right: Manny Kahsai (Used Sales Manager), Paul Hewson (Service Manager), Pete & Mike Deichmann (owners), Randy Lacasse (Cadillac District Sales Manager), Jeff Mooring (General Manager), Kelly Key (New Sales Manager)

Posted by Trent Cadillac Buick GMC on Friday, May 26, 2017

Trent Cadillac is very honored and absolutely ecstatic to announce that we have won a Cadillac Mark of Excellence Master Dealer Award for 2016. This is a highly coveted award among Cadillac dealers across the United States, and only 40 dealers earned it this year. Trent Cadillac was the only dealer in North Carolina to earn this distinction.

What does the Cadillac Mark of Excellence Master Dealer Award indicate? To us, it is an indicator of our excellence in our sales and service departments and overall customer experience. That makes it as much our award as it is an award earned by and for our loyal customers here in North Carolina. It is only with your dedication to us and your willingness to allow us to sell to you and service your vehicles that we were able to earn this distinction.

You can see our dedicated staff receiving the award in the Facebook post below. Included in the photos are Manny Kahsai (Used Sales Manager), Paul Hewson (Service Manager), Pete and Mike Deichmann (owners), Randy Lacasse (Cadillac District Sales Manager), Jeff Mooring (General Manager), and Kelly Key (New Sales Manager).

Congrats to all of the staff at Trent Cadillac Buick GMC, and a big thank you to our loyal customers.

Maintaining Your Cadillac With Dealership Service

You chose a Cadillac because you are a discerning driver. You appreciate the finer things in life and understand the value of premium amenities and service. That is why maintaining your Cadillac and keeping it in prime condition is something you should reserve for the dealership.

Luxury brands like Cadillac require expert care to maintain their high levels of performance. They also come equipped with advanced technology that less experienced or less specialized technicians may not be able to deal with.

Here at Trent Cadillac, we have the highly-trained certified technicians your Cadillac needs. Our service bays are equipped with advanced diagnostic and repair equipment to get the job done quickly and accurately. This means you can trust us to get the job done right the first time.

And, giving you extra peace of mind, our technicians will only use GM Original Equipment parts when making a repair on your Cadillac. Many of these parts come with a Limited Lifetime Parts Warranty. This means if the part should fail, you will not have the pay for that part again.

If you want to keep your Cadillac in its pristine condition, schedule your routine or other services with the trusted service technicians here at Trent Cadillac.

Trent Cadillac’s Website Is Brand New

While many of us do not like it when things change, change can often be a good thing. That is what we think about Trent Cadillac’s website. We are still part of the Trent Automotive group, we are still in the same location, we still have the same great Cadillac inventory, and we still have the same great staff here to serve you. The only change is that we now have a new, dedicated website to serve our great Cadillac customers.

With this new site, TrentCadillac.com, it will be easier to find the inventory you are looking for and the services you need without having to filter through the Buick and GMC brands. With Cadillac special offers and information front and center on the site, you can find what you need quickly and easily.

This site makes shopping for a new or pre-owned Cadillac more convenient, and will help to save you time. And, of course, since we are still in the same great location, you can always come visit us and receive the same excellent service you are used to.

Our website may be new, but everything else that you know and love about Trent Cadillac is the same.

2017 Cadillac ATS a Best Buy for New Bern Drivers

ConsumerGuide rated the 2017 Cadillac ATS a tried-and-true Best Buy model thanks in part to its luxurious styling and sporty performance. New Bern drivers on the lookout for a sophisticated, track-ready sports car need look no further. Using one of two power-packed engines, premium materials, and aerodynamic styling, the new Cadillac ATS is perfect for those in search of a thrilling ride.

 

2017 Cadillac ATS

Starting at $34,595 MSRP,* the new Cadillac ATS comes with the sport-car standard, rear-wheel drive, although drivers can upgrade to an advanced all-wheel drive system. The sports car is available in sedan and coupe body styles.

Under the hood lies a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a healthy 272 hp. Those on a quest for more power can find it in the 3.6-liter V6 engine’s 335 hp. Agile handling and quick responsiveness to driver input makes it a wonder to drive, especially on open back roads.

We always love to see members of our armed forces in the dealership, and military drivers, whether on leave or discharged, will surely enjoy the thrill of either engine’s instant response at the push of the pedal. Streamlined styling makes the new ATS eye-catching, to say the least. Plus, the high level of sophistication and premium materials make it the perfect way to enjoy everything the great U.S. of A. has to offer.

Stop in here at Trent Cadillac for more information on the 2017 Cadillac ATS.

*Use for comparison only.