Experience Buick at Red Wing Chevrolet

In an ever-changing market, car buyers are demanding quality products and positive buying experiences. This change has been the focus of Buick for the past few decades, and the outcome has been a product lineup that is changing the way people think of the brand. Within the past decade, Buick has repositioned the brand to be one of the most design and luxury oriented brands in the automotive market. I recently tested one of Buick’s most popular models, the 2014 Enclave, and the experience was exceptional.

The Enclave draws the eye along the car, where the sloping beltline is finished off with distinctive headlights. Chrome accents are abundant across the Buick lineup, as are headlights trimmed with beautiful strips of LED daytime running lights and Buick’s iconic blue halo rings. The Enclave’s lines wrap around to a conservatively styled rear.

            It is evident that Buick has spent countless hours perfecting the interior, and the outcome is and experience that makes you appreciate quality and craftsmanship. The richly appointed cabin has an abundant use of wood trim, fabrics and leathers that are all rich in color. The premium materials move into the second and third rows, where seating configurations can be changed to accommodate either seven or eight passengers comfortably. The interior is completed with a large cargo area behind the third row that can be expanded with the easy-to-fold second and third row seats.

            When you get behind the wheel of the Enclave, you feel as though you have command of the road. Where Buick excels is the quietness of the cabin, even at highway speeds. When driving at highway speeds on Highway 61 through Red Wing, the road noise and unevenness of the pavement goes unnoticed with the use of Buick’s Quiet Tuning and the comfort focused suspension. Peace of mind comes from the available All Wheel Drive system and extensive list of safety features. The most lasting impression the Enclave leaves, though, is its versatility on the roads. The Enclave is a large crossover, though you would never know it from the way it drives. It easily maneuvers the parking lots and narrow streets of a city, yet never feels dwarfed when driving along larger vehicles.

The Enclave is undoubtedly a luxury vehicle, and it does not disappoint with convenience and technology features. The day of the drive, it was 80°F and humid, and I was able to test the available remote start system and cooled seats. While driving and listening to my music via the Bluetooth streaming audio, I was also able to connect with an OnStar representative. Passengers will enjoy a host of entertainment options, and one standout feature is the dual USB charging ports for the backseat passengers. Keeping the tablets and mobile phones charged will never again be a worry on the longer road trips taken in the Enclave. The Enclave has added convenience with the standard power operated liftgate.


he Enclave occupies a unique position in the market, with competition in the luxury and premium segment. Acura’s MDX and Lexus’ RX crossovers have long been the benchmark of the luxury crossover segment, but no longer. Buick has successfully produced a superior vehicle that bests the luxury and performance features of the MDX and the versatility of the smaller RX. The Enclave is a vehicle that can be loaded up with a family and their cargo for a weekend trip to the cabin or a trip to the grocery store, all while maintaining the luxury that Buick has promised. What is so great about the Enclave is that it works seamlessly for people in so many different lifestyles. Whether an emerging family looking to expand the versatility offered by their vehicle or empty nesters looking to upgrade to something comfortable and luxurious, the Enclave delivers.

            The Buick Enclave is a perfect vehicle for people in so many different stages of life, and now is the time to buy. At Red Wing Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac, the years of experience and dedication to our customers add to an experience that is superior to that of any other. To show how dedicate we are to earning your business, Red Wing Buick will match the price of an exact Buick that a customer finds, and will provide you with additional information to make an informed decision.  Here in Red Wing, we know that the purchase process can be arduous, but we are dedicated to serving our customers and providing them with the knowledge and service that is expected from a luxury brand like Buick.


-Elliot Dietz


May is Military Appreciation Month at Red Wing Chevrolet

A commitment to serving all that have served.

May is Military Appreciation Month at Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac.

We are offering the best military purchase program in the industry!

All Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and Retirees-including their spouses-are eligible for the military discount. You may combine this discount with almost all current incentives. Chevrolet’s Military Purchase Program is available to more military personnel than any other brand.

Red Wing Chevrolet warmly invites you to our dealership. We would like to truly thank all who have served and appreciate all you do and or/ have done.  Please take a look at the video below. It’s a commercial Chevrolet put together and is very much worth a quick view. Try not to get  lump in your throat!


Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Scores a Goal for Area Youth Hockey

012 PWB group with bannerRed Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Provides Sports Equipment and Free Sweepstakes Opportunity to Red Wing Hockey Association

Red Wing (April 8, 2014) – Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, one of 55 Chevrolet dealers from the Minneapolis-St Paul area that partnered with local youth hockey leagues for the 2013-2014 season, provided Red Wing Hockey Association with equipment donations and a unique pro hockey giveaway sweepstakes.

 “Chevrolet has a long history with youth sports and we’re glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth soccer hockey in Red Wing where our customers and their families live, work, and play,” said Kelly Ratz, Sales & Marketing rep for Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac. “We’ve been part of this community for 20 years and enjoy supporting our youth sports teams.”     

 Working hand-in-hand with Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, Red Wing Hockey Association was able to distribute sweepstakes entries throughout the league community.  Through the sweepstakes, one lucky winner in each participating market won the Ultimate Pro Hockey Package, which includes four VIP tickets to a Minnesota Wild game in addition to hotel accommodations and all-access passes.

 “We are delighted to be involved with youth hockey,” said Ratz, of Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac. “Sponsoring Red Wing Hockey Association gave us the opportunity to illustrate our commitment to the youth and families in Red Wing and we’re glad to have achieved such positive outcome for the community.”

 About Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac was established in 1994.
We are celebrating our 20th year in business in 2014. We offer new Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac models. We also sell pre owned and Certified pre Owned vehicles.  

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year.  Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


Kelly Ratz



Chevy Truck Month at Red Wing Chevrolet

I love March! The weather starts to feel like spring and it’s Chevy Truck Month here at Red Wing Chevrolet in Red Wing MN. Plus, it’s Chevy Open House which means on top of great truck month offers, we also have Supplier Pricing on almost every Chevrolet and Buick. Did I mention Minnesota Auto Show Bonus Cash yet?? This is the month for you to buy that new vehicle. Stop in and test drive the new 2014 Chevy Silverado or if you’re not in the market for a truck…test drive an Equinox or Cruze. There are great deals on EVERYTHING this month!! I have spring fever…don’t you?? This is too big of a deal not to blog about. Three major incentives to buy a vehicle going on the whole month of March. PLUS! we’ve add our own incentive too when you buy a Chevy Silverado from Red Wing Chevrolet, you’ll get a $250 gift card to Menards when you pick a truck outta stock.

Take a test drive with us today. Our current ad is below, take a peek.

If you need a large version just click the ad.

See you soon!



Red Wing Chevrolet Wins Mark of Excellence Award

eb60d96682c98cc470c1e799a9e2ec5axIn a letter from Don Johnson, Vice President, Chevrolet Sales and Service, dated February 20th I quote ” Congratulations! It is my pleasure to recognize you as on of the top perfoming Dealers in the country! You’ve earned this honor by meeting or exceeding your 2013 Divisional Sales, CSI, RSI and EBE objectives.”

“Dealers like you are at the heart of our success. I am proud to work side-by-side with you to build on your accomplishments as we continue to provide the finest products and customer service in the industry. Congratulations, continued success in 2014 and thank you for all you do!”

General Motors honored many members of the sales and service teams at Red Wing Chevrolet for outstanding product knowledge and customer satisfaction.  What does it take to earn this Mark of Excellence Award? Team members must have extensive knowledge and know how to treat you right and keep YOU the customer happy.  It is reserved only for the best GM Dealaerships.  We are very proud of this accomplishment for professionalism, superior customer satisfaction and excellent sales while expanding our business.  Congratulations to all Red Wing Chevrolet staff who worked hard to attain the Mark of Excellence Award!

Kelly Ratz      Sales & Marketing



Road Trip!

I’ve recently started to take a Road Trip once a week with a co-worker, Leigh Ann Frantzen, to various local restaurants around Red Wing, MN.  It’s just going to lunch and taking a new vehicle from Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac to show off on our way there.landk

I am having a blast and here’s why:

We drive a new vehicle each week and it’s kind of comical at first trying to figure out how all the “bells and whistles” work on each vehicle.  Usually when we are figuring out how to move a seat, adjust a steering wheel or even get a door to unlock, it happens in front of the showroom floor windows. I wonder if our co-workers are thinking “how did those two ever get a driver’s license”!

Our first excursion started off pretty simple, coffee at Caribou. We had received a gift card from another co-worker and thought this would be a great first Road Trip. The 2014 Silverado Crew Cab we took to lunch looked awesome in the photo by Caribou. It was later pointed out the rear hub cap was missing in the photo. We wondered what everyone was pointing at before we left but we just waved goodbye.

Second stop was off to the Brickhouse in a 2011 Chevy Equinox. Thought this would be a fun test drive since our co-worker friend Jaki was interested in purchasing the vehicle (she did buy it by the way..congrats  Jaki!).  That was pizza day. It was something with sauerkraut and olives?? Unique and flavorful!

Last week we ventured over to Wisconsin for some jerk chicken sandwiches at The Harbor. Very good! First time there and would go there again for lunch, it was great.  We ventured out of Red Wing, MN in a new 2014 Chevy Cruze that day.  We may have even played a slot machine or two but don’t tell our boss!

Lastly, this week Jaki, Leigh Ann and I headed to Marie’s. What a great cozy little place waiting at the bottom of those steps. We took a 2014 Buick Verano for this outing. We all had great home-made tomato soup! Highly recommend!

All in all it’s fun to drive a new vehicle each week, hang out with some pretty fun gals, laugh and get away from work for an hour or two!

Kelly Ratz

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac   www.redwingchev.com

Red Wing Chevrolet Gives More this Holiday Season

Chevy’s Giving More this Holiday Season

Dealership spreading holiday cheer through donations to local communities


Red Wing, Dec 18th – For the 4th year in a row, Red Wing Chevrolet  is bringing back the successful Chevy’s Giving More calendar year-end event to help build holiday a spirit of good cheer within Red Wing, MN.

The Chevy’s Giving More event not only means giving more savings or value to customers, but will also giving more to the RedWing community.

During this holiday season, Red Wing Chevrolet has teamed up with Toys for Tots to give back to the community as well as to customers. The toys were picked up Dec 16th from Red Wing Chevrolet by Toys for Tots. The toys that were donated fit in to the trunk of a Chevy Cruze plus more were around the tree!

“The idea of Chevy’s Giving More is to not only give to the community but to give to our customers as well,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Chevrolet. “With our customer’s help we are able to play a role in the community through our partnership with Toys for Tots.”

This year’s Chevy’s Giving More is bigger and better than ever. Customers can find lease offers on new vehicles, including the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse LS, Equinox LS, Cruze LT, Malibu LS, Equinox LS and Silverado Extended Cab All Star V6.

“The Chevy Giving More event is a great time to buy – whether it is to reward yourself, your business or those you care about most,” said Brad Banitt.

Customers can take advantage of Chevy’s Giving More through January 2, 2014.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


Kelly Ratz