As far back as the 1930s, celebrities have been driving Cadillacs. Jean Harlow drove a Cadillac V-12 and was photographed with it in 1930, and the legendary Clark Gable was styling in a Cadillac convertible. Iconic stars like Clint Eastwood, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and even Ronald Reagan (not yet president) were Cadillac drivers. There’s even a photo of Elvis Presley getting a parking ticket for his Caddy.
More recently, Cadillac—especially the Cadillac Escalade—has been a top pick of celebrities, with everyone from soccer star David Beckham to infamous stars of Jersey Shore Snooki and DJ Pauly D driving one. The mega-rich CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett drove a Cadillac DTS for almost a decade and stayed loyal to the brand when he upgraded to an XTS, auctioning his DTS for over $120,000.
Cadillac’s reliable, feature-packed, luxurious vehicles are a perfect choice for celebrities, but they’re still affordable for many average buyers. If you want to drive like a celeb, give us a call today at Trent Cadillac and set up a test drive.
If you’re looking for new Thanksgiving traditions to try out this year, then you’re in luck. There are tons of fun crafts and activities you can do with your family that will bring new life to the holiday, and we’ve come up with some of our favorites from around the internet.
Try out crafts with your kids like making a family tablecloth. Just get a plain white tablecloth and have everyone write down what they’re thankful for. You can use it every year and see how it changes. The kids will also have fun putting together a family cookbook with all your traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Print the recipes and have the kids decorate the pages, then put them in a binder or scrapbook.
Make it a tradition to take time out for yourself away from the bustle of Thanksgiving. Whether that’s taking a walk, making yourself breakfast to enjoy before your guests arrive, or sitting down with a cup of coffee in the morning before you start cooking, it’ll help you relax before things get too crazy.
Lastly, if you’d like to spend your holiday giving back to the community, try doing something charitable. Volunteer at a soup kitchen and help feed the less fortunate or get together some old clothes and toys your kids don’t need anymore and donate them to a local charity. Lots of communities have a Turkey Trot marathon that collects donations and lets you burn off all that heavy Thanksgiving food.
From everyone here at Trent Cadillac, we wish you an amazing Thanksgiving.
The Cadillac User Experience (also called CUE) is designed to make driving safer and simpler. You can easily connect to your smartphone and tablets via this innovative technology, and many features can be customized for seamless access. Connecting your devices to CUE takes just a few simple steps.
According to Cadillac, you can connect your devices through Bluetooth. Start by turning on the Bluetooth setting on your phone. Via the touch screen select the Phone icon. Select phones, and then pair the devices. On your Phone, connect to the Cadillac CUE device. Follow the prompts on your phone and the touchscreen to pair using a special PIN. A checkmark next to your device on the touchscreen confirms activation.
Up to 10 devices can be paired to the CUE system at a time, but only one may be accessed at a time. You can also connect using the voice-activation system, located on the steering wheel.
What can you do once your device is connected? You can access features like phone contacts to make calls with the voice-activation technology, select playlists to use in Pandora®, and manage Points of Interest and other navigation features. For more information about CUE and other Cadillac systems, visit Trent Cadillac to speak to an expert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.