What Does Your Car Color Say About You?

2019 GMC Canyon Denali Crew Cab | Lafayette, IN

For many drivers, color can be a deciding factor in whether or not they purchase a vehicle, and for good reason. The color of your vehicle might say a little more about you than you might think. What does your car color say about you?


Black cars tend to give off a sense of power and elegance. Arguably the most classic color in the industry, a black paintjob vibes empowerment. If you’re on the hunt for a classier car, start searching for black.


Like in flowers, white tends to be a sign of purity. These drivers normally have nothing to hide and keep their cars clean and pristine. For a car that takes a more direct approach, white is the way to go.


Orange isn’t the most common car color, and it normally speaks to the complexity of the person behind the wheel. Artistic and individualistic buyers tend to gravitate to similar car colors that aren’t quite the norm.


There’s a reason people refer to bar-setting products as ‘the goal standard.’ Much like Cadillac models, gold radiates a warmer and glamorous look. Gold tends to catch the attention of other drivers too. When it comes to intelligence and glamor, gold is second to none.

You’ll be able to find cars of nearly any color when you visit Mike Raisor Buick GMC.

Reasons to Buy Certified Pre-Owned

Reasons to Buy Certified Pre-Owned | Mike Raisor Buick GMC

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are the perfect option for drivers who want the low cost of a used car plus the security and peace of mind you get with a new car. Here are some benefits of buying a CPO vehicle that might persuade you away from that shiny new car.

1: Lower cost

Obviously a used car will cost less than a new car of the same make and model. But the sticker price isn’t the only price difference—car insurance will cost less, and a used car will depreciate more slowly than a new car. CPO is seriously cost-effective.

2: High quality

One of the most significant reasons to buy certified pre-owned is that it’s as close to buying new as you can get without spending new-car money. Buick and GMC both require a car to be less than six model years old and have fewer than 75,000 miles on it to be considered certified, and they must pass a vehicle history report.

3: Warranties

You don’t have to buy a new car to get access to warranties. When you buy a CPO vehicle from Mike Raisor Buick GMC Cadillac, it automatically comes with fantastic warranties, including a 6-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12-month or 12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty.

4:  Other benefits

Buyers of CPO vehicles at Mike Raisor also receive benefits such as access to the CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, which includes two free maintenance visits in the first two years you own the car. You’ll get trials of OnStar and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a free vehicle history report, and more.

Learn more about the CPO programs of the GM brands at Mike Raisor Buick GMC Cadillac.

Introducing the Perimeter Lighting System

2019 GMC Sierra Perimeter Lighting System

GMC always has surprises up its sleeve – and the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is no exception. This pickup will feature the all-new Perimeter Lighting System, an innovative way to get the job done.

What is it?

The Perimeter Lighting System is an in-bed lighting system that provides an all-day and all-night workspace in the bed of your truck or around you. This new system makes setting up campsites, packing away a worksite, or changing a tire on a dark night much easier.

How is it different?

This lighting system is more advanced than previous lighting systems used by GMC, which typically only offered in-bed lighting. Perimeter Lighting, however, will feature eight different lights on all parts of the truck, including above the truck’s rear glass, at the front of its side mirrors, on the rear corners of the bed, and on the tailgate handle. The idea is to create a “perimeter” of light that makes it easy to access any part of your vehicle with improved illumination.

The lighting is also expected to be LED, which is more efficient and more powerful than standard lighting.

Which models will offer it?

The SLT, AT4, and Denali models of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will all offer the Perimeter Lighting System. It serves as a great addition to an already-innovative pickup truck. You can learn more about all of the GMC Sierra’s new features when you visit Mike Raisor Buick GMC.

Fun Family Activities for Fall

It’s hard to complain about autumn in central Indiana. The weather is finally cooling off, the trees are beginning to turn different colors, and—best of all—the kids are back in school. Take advantage of the most comfortable weather of the year by piling into your Mike Raisor Buick or GMC vehicle and having some family fun. Here are a few fun, family-friendly things to do this fall:

Go pumpkin picking.

Nothing feels more like fall than carving into a jack-o-lantern, but before you can start cutting, you’ve got to choose the perfect pumpkin. Kids and adults alike can have a blast hopping on a hayride, sipping hot cider, and carefully inspecting gourds for the optimal size and shape. Wea Creek Orchard is an awesome local farm that offers the complete pumpkin patch experience.

Tailgate a football game.

The atmosphere near Ross-Ade Stadium is always exciting on game day—whether you’re taking a walk through campus or braving traffic for a choice spot in the stadium lot. Pack the cooler, the grill, and some chairs and get together with friends for tailgating fun.

 Visit a haunted house or Halloween attraction.

For older kids, haunted houses and spooky parks are the perfect autumn thrill. Since 2011, Evil on Erie has been the premier Halloween haunt in Lafayette, and they’re back open for scares starting in October. For younger kids, how about a corn maze? Try the largest series of corn mazes in Indiana at Exploration Acres.

To get to these autumnal destinations, be sure to pick up a new set of wheels from Mike Raisor Buick GMC.

Welcome to Our Blog!

New 2019 GMC Acadia Denali

Our staff would like to officially welcome you to Mike Raisor Buick GMC’s blog. With this blog, we hope to share some valuable and fun information with you. Each month, we will give you something new, whether that is industry news, car care tips, local events, or information to help you get to know us better.

We are here to serve Lafayette, Indiana, and the surrounding areas, including Frankfort and Monticello. When you come to our dealership, we want you to have a car-buying experience better than you have ever had before. If you find a lower price somewhere else, let us know. We will not be undersold.

Here, we understand the importance of creating a lasting relationship with our customers. When you buy a car from us, whether new or used, we consider you part of our dealership family. That is why we offer a few bonuses like a courtesy fleet that is available for service customers or for extended test drives (3 days/2 nights).

If you ever have any questions about any Buick or GMC vehicles, we consider ourselves product specialists. We know the ins and outs of every model we sell and are happy to answer your questions and give you product demonstrations.

Stay tuned for even more updates to the Mike Raisor Buick GMC blog.