Blood Drive In Rochester, NY

Bob Hastings Buick-GMC is hosting a blood drive this Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM.  Stop down to our showroom on Saturday, and help save a life!

The Need Is Constant

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S. (2006).
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood

Blood Shortage This Year

The Red Cross received 50,000 fewer donations than expected this month, which leaves the organization with half the readily available blood products on hand than it had this time last year.

“Blood must be available at a moment’s notice when seconds count to help save or sustain a life,” said Donna M. Morrissey, communications director for American Red Cross Blood Services — Northeast Division. “We have reached an emergency situation and the blood will not be there without the immediate response of volunteer blood donors.”

All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.  The Red Cross says an unseasonably early start to spring may be a contributing factor to this year’s decrease in donations as many regular donors are not taking time to give blood or platelets.  In addition, this year’s mid-week Independence Day holiday has reduced the number of scheduled Red Cross blood drives.

More Reasons To Give 

Obviously, there are many reasons to give blood.  But, because we feel it is so important right now when blood supplies are low, we are offering some extra incentives to encourage participation.  All presenting donors at the Bob Hastings Buick-GMC Blood Drive will be entered into a drawing to win a free vehicle doll-up, a $25 gas card or a cooler!

For more information about the Blood Drive at Bob Hastings Buick-GMC, visit our website at


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Rochester Buick Dealer Offers eAssist Buick LaCrosse

For its third model year, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse base engine – a 2.4-liter four-cylinder – will get some help from an upgraded transmission and an electric motor using eAssist technology.  Combine that with some aero-enhancements, and the electric motor is predicted to boost EPA-estimated fuel economy from 19mpg city and 30 highway, to 25mpg city and 37 highway.


How eAssist Technology Works

The eAssist technology uses power stored in an advanced air-cooled lithium –ion battery, located behind the rear seats and cooled by an electric fan drawing air from the cabin, to provide needed electrical boost in various driving scenarios, which optimizes engine and transmission operation.  It increases fuel economy through:

  • Regenerative braking, which provides up to 15 kW of electricity to charge the battery
  • Providing up to 15 hp of electric power assistance during heavier acceleration
  • Automatic and smooth engine start-stop functionality when the vehicle is stopped
  • The use of electricity instead of gasoline when stopped
  • Aggressive fuel cut-off during deceleration down to zero mph for added fuel savings
  • Intelligent charge/discharge of the high voltage battery

A few years ago, GM sold mild hybrid versions of the Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura that essentially replaced the alternator with an electric motor.  This arrangement allowed the engine to turn off at stops – while keeping the accessories running – but couldn’t propel the car on electricity alone.  The new set-up, called eAssist, is fundamentally the same thing, but heavily upgraded.  It uses a lithium-ion battery pack in place of the old nickel-metal hydride unit and delivers up to 15 hp of electrical assist, three times more than before.  The boost in power makes eAssist more useful than the previous system.  It can also cut fuel to the engine during deceleration, as opposed to the previous setup that only cut fuel and shut the engine down when the car was stopped.

We Have Them In-Stock

Currently the eAssist is available in the Buick Regal and Lacrosse models.  Visit us online at to view our available inventory, or check out this featured 2012 Buick LaCrosse.  And – through January 2, 2012 get a $1,500 rebate or 1.9% APR financing for up to 60 months.  Need more information?  Download a copy of the 2012 Buick Regal or 2012 Buick LaCrosse Brochure.

Financing Available

If you are looking to finance your purchase of a new Buick LaCrosse or Regal in Rochester, NY, we can help you!  Simply complete our online request for financing and our Finance Manager will pre-qualify you for a loan to fit your needs!  Remember, 1.9% APR financing is available for up to 60 months for well-qualified buyers, but ends January 2, 2012.

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2010 Buick Enclave Rebates in Rochester, NY

We’ve only got ONE left – and with these great rebates, it won’t be here for long! Just announced, the new rebates available on the 2010 Buick Enclave make this the best time to get behind the wheel. Now through November 1, 2010 you can get up to $2,000 cash OR 0% financing for up to 60 months on this 2010 Buick Enclave.

2010 Buick Enclave Highlights

This is an All-wheel drive premium-midsize crossover SUV with the CXL-2 trim level. The sole powertrain teams a 288-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Maximum towing capacity is 4,500 pounds. Standard seating is for 7, with 2nd-row bucket seats and a 3rd-row bench. General Motors’ Smart Slide 2nd-row seats have flip-forward bottom cushions and sliding backrests. They’re designed to allow easier access to the 3rd row and are standard. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags that cover all seating rows, and front-side airbags. Bi-xenon headlamps are standard. DVD entertainment is available, along with a navigation system with real-time traffic updates and heated and cooled front seats. A rearview camera is also available. Download and view a copy of the 2010 Buick Enclave brochure for complete vehicle details.

YES – We Have Financing Options on Buick Enclaves

Need financing on this 2010 Enclave? Complet our secure on-line credit application, and we can pre-qualify you for 0% financing in just a few minutes.  And, if your credit it less than perfect, we work with several other banks that we can use to obtain financing. Having multiple banks at our disposal allows us to get our customers the best rate and the best monthly payment.

View Our Complete Enclave Inventory

Not sure that this is the right vehicle for you? At Bob Hastings Buick GMC we also have lots of 2011 Buick Enclave models in-stock to choose from with $1500 in available rebates. You can view our Enclave inventory on-line in our virtual showroom, or visit us in person at 800 Panorama Trail in Penfield.

Dealer Highlights

Bob Hastings Buick GMC, your Rochester Buick Dealer, has been serving Western New York for over 35 years. Nestled between the metro cities of Buffalo and Syracuse in the heart of the greater Rochester area, we pride ourselves on providing customers premium service without a premium price. Our up-front, competitive pricing and hassle-free sales approach are why so many customers return to our dealership for all of their automotive purchases, and our AAA award-winning Service Department is the best in the area – servicing ALL vehicle makes and models.

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