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Car Care | Keep Your Vehicle Protected from the Elements This Winter

Tips for storing your vehicle during the winter months

It may not be a welcome change for some of us, but winter will be arriving in Wisconsin soon, and with it comes slicker driving conditions, colder temperatures, and the need to keep your vehicles safe from harm. Salt, cold air, and the road itself can cause trouble for smaller vehicles, so if you need to keep your model in storage during the winter season, we want to help you out. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Car Care | Should I get All-Season or Winter Tires?

Difference between All-Season and Winter Tires for your vehicle

We’ve reached the point of the year when we have to start preparing for fall weather, and a big component behind keeping safe in snow and sleet is making sure you have the right tires on your model. There are two main tire types that are sure to keep you moving forward with peace of mind this season – all-season tires, and winter tires. If you’re unsure about the difference between the two, we’ll give you the rundown on both today! Read the rest of this entry >>

Featured Used Car | VW Jetta | Milwaukee, WI

Featured Used Car: VW Jetta
If you haven’t got quite enough bread to lay down for a brand-new dream car just yet, don’t worry. Your local Boucher dealership in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is not about to let you hitchhike or walk to work.

If your old vehicle is just limping along and seems to need new repairs every month, it is probably time to get a more reliable ride. The Volkswagen Jetta is the choice car sought after by kids in college and young professionals climbing the corporate ladder alike. In fact, even grandmothers love them because they are so easy to drive with that turn-on-a-dime rack and pinion steering.

Value-Pricing

When you purchase a pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta from Boucher Auto Group, you are getting the best value for your money. While it may be great to have all the options you want loaded in the latest model, not everyone is ready to wrap themselves up in an extensive payment plan at top dollar. A cheap used car can be the perfect go-between that allows you to save up your rainy-day fund and lower your monthly expenses to invest in a new car down the road.

Although a brand-new vehicle may be a safer bet if you want years of reliable low-maintenance driving, a cheap used car can be slowly reconstructed to like-new condition as your budget permits. And when you purchase your used Volkswagen Jetta at our dealership in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you avoid the steep depreciation penalty and save thousands of dollars off the sticker price of a vehicle with some road experience.

Fully Inspected & Reconditioned Vehicles on Sale

All the used vehicles that we sell at our dealership are thoroughly inspected and reconditioned to achieve the maximum functionality. If we see any issues that would be in need of immediate repair, if you brought the car to a car shop, we put the investment into fixing them before you drive off.

We are only able to do this because we are a high-volume dealership. We are able to dedicate our team of factory-trained and ASE-certified technicians to service our used cars before we put them up for sale on days when we are not overbooked. This saves you the costs of rehabilitating a vehicle right after you purchase it or worrying about break downs.

Many of the pre-owned vehicles that we sell offer an extended warranty that assures you that the vehicle is mechanically fit and problem-free. It is also possible to purchase a used vehicle that still retains the factory warranty or that has just exhausted the time on it.

These vehicles are the best value because you have a clean slate to work with and no worries about a poor maintenance history. If all the work on the vehicle was still covered by warranty, then you can bet that repairs were minimal and done by professionals using factory parts.

When you purchase vehicles that are long past the warranty, they usually have too many issues compounded to make them a safe investment. Who knows what mechanic did what and how many maintenance issues lapsed after the warranty expired.

The Dangers of Private Sellers

Because a private seller is skeptical about tying up more money in a vehicle, you rarely find great deals. If they had access to a good mechanic who could fix any issues that are troubling them with the vehicle, they would probably hang onto it. If they are not concerned about losing thousands of dollars by selling it prematurely, then why won’t they even come down a grand in negotiations?

As you will realize, private sellers are usually desperate for money and only willing to sell at a high price if the vehicle looks good and appears to function normally. There may be intermittent problems or other hidden dangers that you don’t know about.

A private seller simply has no reputation to uphold. He is looking for a situation sale and doesn’t care what you think of him 5 seconds after you hand the dough over. When you are dealing with a large dealership like ours that is deeply invested in providing an automotive resource for the community, you can trust in our reputation.

It is wise for a business that has a large brick & mortar presence to treat all its customers grandly, in hopes of retaining them for life. That is the only manner by which a high-volume business model becomes profitable. You have to really manage your company the right way and keep your customers happy to afford your overhead.

In fact, we would rather absorb the costs of any legitimate dispute over the fairness and quality of a car than to ruin an experience with our customers. Every individual sale is only important if it leads to lifelong customer retention. The profit margins for a single vehicle are marginal.

When you consider this wisdom, it is a wonder why people go off chasing those too-good-to-be-true deals that involve little capital commitment for diamonds in the rough. When you consider the full value of our inspection and reconditioning services, the professionalism of our staff, and the accountability to our clients, there is only one clear choice.

Purchase a Cheap Used Car in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Boucher Auto Group is not only known for having excellent values but also excellent customer service. When you stop by our dealership for a test-drive, you will be greeted by our friendly customer care team members or sales staff. No matter what questions or needs you might have, they will always have the answers.

Our staff has decades of experience needed to streamline the automotive purchase process. You won’t be left guessing when the car will be ready or whether you can get financing. We have a financing department to help you obtain auto loans and a sales team that is committed to fitting you with a car you love.

Financing a Used Vehicle

One reason why private sellers have a hard time selling their used vehicle is the lenders. The lenders simply don’t trust private sellers and are not eager to open up their wallets when it comes time for an auto loan request. For this reason, the market for private sellers is limited and often forces them to hold onto a vehicle unless the repairs are too costly to make that practical.

When you shop at our dealership, you can bet that many lenders will provide you a loan if you have good credit. This is because our dealership has a good rapport with lenders who trust our products.

The worst fear of a lender is for you to go underwater on your loan and default. They are forced to write the investment off as a loss if you stop paying and the car is a lemon. Owners who pay a lot of money for a vehicle that is only worth spare parts a few months later may be so angry that they will refuse to pay off the loan.

Contact Us

Please call us or stop by our dealership today for a test-drive of one of these value-priced VW models. Performance, safety, iconic styling, and world-class handling are only a phone call away. Boucher has 17 locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin. There are 3 dealerships that are Volkswagen. Locations in Racine, Franklin, and Janesville. If you want a Certified Pre-Owned Jetta, get in touch with these stores. If you want to see what all Boucher has to offer for Jetta’s and all other makes and models, just visit Boucher.com.

Featured Used Car | Sierra 1500 | Milwaukee, WI

Featured Used Car: Sierra 1500

Owning a quality work truck has never been more affordable. This is because the Boucher Auto Group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has the multiple pre-owned versions of the GMC Sierra 1500 on our lots and ready to sell. And a work truck of this caliber is deserving of your attention. You can expect your model to have a towing capacity that is close to 10,000 pounds backed by over 300 pound-feet of torque. We have the crew cab, double cab, and standard cab models to choose from. Many of the GMC Sierra 1500 trucks on our lots are of the same generation as the latest models and, therefore, have negligible differences.

Value-Pricing

If you want a world-class work truck at a song of a price, the Boucher Auto Group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the name that you can trust. We are able to provide you the best value for your hard-earned money because we have a clientele who take care of their vehicles. When they trade them in for a new truck, we are able to pass along the savings. Many vehicles in our fleet were previously leased and maintained by our factory-trained technicians. This ensures that they are built from all original equipment and serviced according to the factory maintenance schedule. The vehicles are often still under warranty, come with an extended warranty, or have just exhausted a factory warranty and remain in like-new condition.

The Minimal Effects of Higher Mileage

Although a used vehicle may have higher mileage on the clock, this should not intimidate you from purchasing it. The value of a cheap used car with high miles is evident when you purchase it from our dealership. This is because the Kelley Blue Book prices set a standard rate that is far below the functional value of a reconditioned used vehicle that has been run on synthetic lubricants its whole life. Therein lies the distinction. Synthetic lubricants have revolutionized the automotive industry and doubled the life of late-model vehicles. When you have a master mechanic go over the vehicle and toughen up any weak spots, this also ensures your long-term satisfaction and reduces the risk of premature failure from wear and tear.

Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning

When you have veteran mechanics who have worked on all makes and models their entire lives, you can rest assured that every vehicle sold is safe and solid. Our mechanics receive ongoing factory training and understand the engineering of automotive and mechanical systems. Having this wisdom allows them to consider the problems encountered without hang-ups. They are armed with sophisticated diagnostic computers and know from experience what parts tend to break down and fail prematurely. They can simply test-drive a vehicle and pick up on a number of issues that are difficult for laymen to detect. No vehicle on our lots goes up for sale without passing a rigorous inspection that protects our reputation.

The Dangers of Private Sellers

When you are dealing with a private seller, there is no way to form a relationship. They are not able to provide a warranty or any assurances if things go awry. Even if you do succeed in winning a judgment against them in court, you will find that collections are difficult or impossible. Winning in court may force you to gamble with the legal expenses of hiring a lawyer and other court filing fees which you may never recoup. A private seller can claim bankruptcy or easily hide his funds and assets in a family members name to protect them.

When you are dealing with a dealership that is dedicated to serving the community, you don’t have to worry about being shortchanged or taken advantage of at any time. We provide accountability for our products and have every intention of retaining our customers for life. The profit margins from any individual sale are meager and leave us little incentive to act unfairly and terminate our relationship. We would rather that you get the best deal possible and that you share the positive press of our dealership with others. In addition, a private seller simply doesn’t invest the money into reconditioning their vehicle and can leave you with a lot of unexpected problems and repairs on your hands.

Financing Department

Because we have quality products, the banks are willing to lend money to customers who purchase a cheap used car from us or a more expensive pre-owned vehicle. Banks are not easy to compel into financing used vehicles because they do not want to be left holding the bill if your default. And customers will readily default if they cannot get to work and need a new car. Because our vehicles are known to go the distance, banks are happy to whip out their paychecks whenever our financing department calls. They know that the vehicles which we sell are value-priced and that customers will not stop payments on a loan. Although we are not able to guarantee lending, we believe that our lenders will give you more opportunities.

Friendly Customer Service

Our dealership always works to ensure that customers are excited about their purchases and satisfied. Our sales team has the knowledge of features on any used or new vehicle in our lot and can find the lifestyle choice that suits you. When it comes to the Sierra, we believe that this truck is a hot deal because you dodge the steep appreciation of a brand-new work truck that is going to get dirty and a few scuffs on it anyhow. Instead of paying for that showroom finish and pristine paint job, you can harvest years of strong driving out of your truck.

Why Everyone Should Buy a Work Truck

A work truck is so versatile and so well-built compared to a consumer uniframe car, it is a wonder why everyone doesn’t own them. Cars don’t have bumpers and are easily damaged in any fender-bender situation. The Sierra is a tank that will protect you with its large bumpers and high stance. You can run right over cars like a monster truck and drive anywhere you desire. When you have a little compact car, it is hard to take it off-road without getting jammed up and bottoming out. Perhaps the best virtue of a work truck is that you can make the truck work for you instead of just putting up every paycheck to work for the truck.

A work truck can help you do a variety of work at home and to take side jobs on the weekends. Whether you are a plumber, electrician, mechanic, or a handyman, a work truck provides you with the payload you need to haul your supplies. If you are landscaping or construction, it helps you haul the materials and equipment of the trade to any location. And because work trucks are built to withstand heavy duty cycles and extreme loads, you can bet that every part is beefed up and built more sold than its commercial car counterparts. And now that we have steeply discounted trucks for sale on our lots, there is no better time to invest in a vehicle that pays for itself and lasts longer than any compact car out there.

Contact Us

Please call us or stop in to test-drive our GMC Sierra 1500 models. With 18 different locations throughout SE Wisconsin, we are sure to find the right vehicle for you! With over 20 Used GMC Sierra 1500’s in stock, there is one out there for you! Give us a call or stop in and see what our lots have to offer. If you want to see what the stores have for inventory before making the trip, check out Boucher.com to see a full inventory. We hope to see you soon!

 

Service Coupons | June 2019 | Milwaukee, WI

Save money at the pumps this summer with $25 off our Fuel Saver Package! This includes: clean intake valves, remove carbon build-up, improve engine idle, clean throttle body, and replace engine air filter!

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Please remember to present your coupon when the order is written. Coupons are not valid with any other offer or specials. Some models may be extra based on parts and supplies. See your service advisor for full details. Boucher $1 over cost on tires coupon expires 6/29/19.  Other coupons expire 6/15/19.

 

Boucher Group Inc. Service Locations.

Boucher Buick Service Department | 1907 E. Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service: 262.226.8403 | Schedule Service

Boucher GMC Service Department |  1907 E. Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service: 262.226.8403 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Service Department | 4001 Milton Ave. | Janesville, WI 53546 | Service: 800.922.2014 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service: 800.749.1275 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service: 800.749.1275 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Kensoha) Service Department | 8301 75th St. | Kenosha, WI 53142 | Service : 800.613.6547 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Village Ford Service Department | 121 N. Main St. | Thiensville, WI 53092 | Service 800.441.9843 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Menomonee Falls) Service Department |N88W14300 Main Street | Menomonee Falls, WI 53051| Service 800.491.6548| Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (West Bend) Service Department | 3021 W Washington St | West Bend, WI 53095 | Service 800.572.0897 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (West Bend) Service Department | 3021 W Washington St | West Bend, WI 53095| Service 800.572.0897 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Cadillac (Racine) Service Department | 8600 Washington Ave | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.692.3640| Schedule Service

Boucher Cadillac (Waukesha) Service Department | 2145 E Moreland Blvd | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 800.710.0818 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Chevrolet (Racine) Service Department | 8600 Washington Ave | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.692.3640 | Schedule Service

Boucher Chevrolet (Waukesha) Service Department | 1421 E Moreland Blvd | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 800.709.6836 | Schedule Service

Boucher Hyundai (Janesville) Service Department | 2009 Milton Ave | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service 800.923.3062 | Schedule Service

Boucher Hyundai (Waukesha) Service Department | 1583 E Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 262.293.2239 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Kia (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 262.725.4046 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (West Allis) Service Department | 3161 S 108th St. | West Allis, WI 53227 | Service 800.296.4166 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Mazda (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.518.3120 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Mazda (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service 800.426.4163 | Schedule Service

Boucher Nissan (Waukesha) Service Department | 1451 E Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 844.339.0067 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Nissan (Greenfield) Service Department | 4141 S 108th St. | Greenfield, WI 53228 | Service 800.421.9984 | Schedule Service

Boucher Volkswagen (Franklin) Service Department | 6420 S 108th St | Franklin, WI 53132 | Service 800.923.9437    | Schedule Service 

Frank Boucher Volkswagen (Janesville) Service Department | 4001 Milton Ave. | Janesville, WI 53546 | Service 855.890.2064 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Volkswagen (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.518.3120 | Schedule Service

 

New Car Review | 2019 VW Tiguan | Milwaukee, WI

New Car Review | 2019 VW Tiguan

Boucher Auto Group, VW Dealer in Wisconsin, Serving Milwaukee, Franklin, and Racine

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is a budget-friendly European take on the compact SUV, which offers an impressive set of features, including the best bumper to bumper warranty, configurable digital cockpit instrument, a third-row seat, and is covered for 72,000 miles or six long years.

This all-new Volkswagen vehicle is definitely more powerful than the Nissan Rogue, includes more luxury features than the Honda CR-V, and is bigger than the Mazda CX-5. But compared to its nearest competition, the Tiguan is more expensive – pricier than the Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe, despite lacking driver assist features in all of its trims.

What to Like

If you’ve always wanted a midsize compact SUV that’s veering on the elegant and sporty side, then this is the VW you’ve been looking for. Its high tech features are paired with an efficient turbocharged engine, making this vehicle all the more attractive.

What’s New for 2019?

The SE trim has been added with a standard alarm system, while the SEL got a Digital Cockpit and Park Assist Control. In other trims, driver assists have been added, and the SEL R-Line will be replaced by the SEL R-Line Jet Black later this year.

Driving

Driving Impressions

As expected of any VW vehicle, this compact SUV has an impressive steering and pedal response, which contribute to the overall feel that can be considered one of the best in the segment. Compared to other small SUVs, the highway ride is firmer, but the superior steering feel and quiet cabin make this car great for long distance rides. Its turbocharged engine produces a decent amount of horsepower and torque, and compared to the Honda CR-V, this car is 450 lbs heavier. Highway cruising and city scooting are barely affected, but the added weight can be felt in highway

merging and passing instances. For a compact SUV, it’s a bit longer, but it just makes the car more visible. Paired with a good turning diameter, parking lots are a piece of cake. In fact, parking moves are easy with this car. Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking allows the front and rear sensors to activate and warn the driver if there are any close objects or you’re about to back into something. Another favorite feature is the Overhead View Camera that gives the driver a bird’s eye view of the car and its

surroundings. Rear Traffic Alert with Braking will sense cars driving down the aisle your backing into, and will stop if needed.

Additional Features

Android Auto and Apple Carplay

Android Auto and Apple Carplay allow your smartphone to be integrated into your car’s audio and infotainment system. These features make it possible for the driver to dictate text messages and receive them without having to touch your phone. You can also use commands to play your favorite music, access Google Maps, and others.

72,000-Mile/6-Year Warranty

Most car manufacturers offer long powertrain warranty to attract buyers, but VW easily impresses the lot with its 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper or 6-year warranty, and it’s fully transferable too. This should alleviate the fears of people questioning VW’s long-term reliability.

Vehicle Details

Interior

When it comes to craftsmanship and interior design, VW has always delivered, and this SUV continues that tradition. The USB ports can be easily reached by the driver and passengers found inside the large bin in its many storage spaces. The seats are a bit stiff but offer good support and bolstering. The second row can recline and slide and splits in a 40-20-40 seating to allow variations in cargo and passengers. The third-row seat is quite small and can only accommodate shorter occupants, but it’s still a helpful feature. The total space for the five-passenger models measures 37.6 cubic feet, which is a bit more than the Subaru Forester and Ford Escape, but less than the Nissan Rogue. If you wave your foot under the bumper, it will trigger the rear tailgate and will automatically close when it detects that the key fob is out of range.

Exterior

The distinctive looks of this SUV easily make it a standout. It is a well-tailored car and there are very few compact SUVs that are nearly the size of VW’s new offering. The company’s creased design is quite simple but it still is attractive, and the LED taillights just make it look more elegant and help exude a premium feel. SEL Premium models have LED headlights and some neat daytime running lights. The R-Line models, meanwhile, look sportier and have larger wheels.

Notable Standard Equipment

While it is true that Android Auto and Apple Carplay have become a common feature in many cars these days, in this particular SUV, they’re a standard feature as part of the Car-Net App-Connect package. The additional third-row seat is included in the base price, which also comes with a 40/20/40-split/sliding/reclining/fold-flat 2nd-row seat, rearview camera, USB smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6.50-inch touch screen infotainment system.

Notable Option Equipment

In addition to the traditional leather seat and premium audio upgrades, drivers can also add a range of active-safety technologies. There’s also an optional 12.3-inch customizable digital instrument panel, a hands-free liftgate with walk-away closing, keyless start/entry, bird’s eye parking camera, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality and a panoramic sunroof. You can also upgrade to the subscription-based Security and Service group that adds features like remote speed and boundary alerts, automatic crash notification, and remote vehicle lock/unlock. The Guide and Inform group includes the subscription-based SiriusXM Travel Link that has features that tell weather and traffic info, movie information, sports scores, and local fuel price. This group also has built-in navigation.

Under the Hood

The front wheel drive version weighs a staggering 3,777 lbs, making this car one of the heaviest in this category. For this reason, its EPA fuel economy ratings aren’t impressive, but according to most drivers, you’ll only have to add a gallon or two each month. The all-wheel-drive version has a mechanical center differential and electronic differential locks, making it possible to transfer power front-to-back and side-to-side. There are several driver-selectable modes available, including Off-Road, Custom Off-Road, Snow, and On-Road.

Pricing Notes

As per MSRP, price starts at $25,290 and can reach around $40,000 with upgrades and whatnots added. The base trim makes for a great car, but you’ll likely enjoy the car more if you make additions. Sometimes, spending a little more for a car can be a smart choice. You’ll love how the new warranty will reduce the cost of ownership for some and can potentially increase the value of resale.

Contact a Volkswagen Dealer in Wisconsin, Serving Milwaukee, Franklin, and Racine

Check out Boucher Auto Group if you want to see this compact SUV in action. If you’re in Wisconsin, contact their sales team so you can take it for a test drive and see your upgrade options. This car is available in several trims and configurations and you might want to spend time deciding which features suit your driving behavior most. Boucher has locations in Franklin, Racine and Janesville.

 

 Trips on a Tank! | Milwaukee to Eau Claire | Milwaukee, WI

Trips on a Tank! Milwaukee to Eau Claire

Life’s too short not to have some fun, and the perfect time to do it is when the weather gets warm here in Wisconsin. You have visions of taking the perfect getaway with the family; maybe it’s best to just pile the family in the car and get driving. After all, summer vacation and taking a road trip are the ingredients that make wonderful memories that everyone will cherish for years to come. A great idea for a road trip is somewhere far enough away to get new experiences but close enough that you don’t spend your whole time driving. Traveling from Milwaukee to Eau Claire could be just the ticket.

Attractions to See This Summer and Year-Round

Even though Eau Claire is only about 250 miles from Milwaukee, it feels like a world away. A beautiful town of about 70,000, “The EC” enjoys the reputation of being the Portland of the North. The town offers many picturesque lakes and parks, summer music festivals, breweries, and museums that celebrate the local heritage. You’ll have a chance to climb into your vehicle and just get away from the hubbub of the city, finally finding a moment to relax.

There are plenty of choice options for dining and entertainment around the EC. There are several summer music festivals and 2 rivers, the Eau Claire River and the Chippewa River, and gorgeous public parks offering trails for hiking or biking.

Less Than Four Hours But a World Away

The trip’s distance will take you less than 4 hours in your vehicle if you drive straight there. If you’re traveling with the children, you can check out Eau Claire’s Action City Trampoline Park or Chaos Water Park. They’re guaranteed to be a hit with the young ones. Be sure to see the acclaimed Children’s Museum, so you can instill a bit of culture into the children on your vacation.

Try River Tubing or Dining

For the water lovers in the family, try tubing down the Chippewa River. Or you can sign up for FATFAR, which is the Frenchtown Annual Tube Float And Regatta that happens every June. If you choose to be a part of FATFAR, you get the unique chance to go tubing on the Chippewa River right through the city’s downtown. A crowd favorite, if you’re looking for a bite to eat? Try Loopy’s Grill & Saloon.

For the foodies, you should try eating at Cowboy Jack’s, a popular destination that offers beautiful views of the river on their outdoor patio. Cowboy Jack’s also has Salsa Night, so be sure to take advantage of the chance to dance the night away. The restaurant is also close to the River Prairie outdoor amphitheater, which is home to many free music concerts. You can eat, drink and be merry while also catching some live music.

Check Out the River Prairie Farmers Market

To make your weekend getaway more special, be sure to buy some fresh and locally grown vegetables or homemade goods at the River Prairie Farmers Market. If you’re looking for a more formal sit-down place for dinner, you should check out 44 North. Their menu features delectable dishes from different regions across the United States and a wide menu of different craft beers. The restaurant has 3 different themes on different levels, so they offer everything from a casual sports bar to a more formal sit-down ambiance upstairs.

Celebrate Local Paul Bunyan Heritage

Before you visit, you’ll want to know that the EC locals are immensely proud of the city’s Paul Bunyan heritage. You can take a visit to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Learn about the legend of Paul Bunyan and his faithful blue ox, Babe, as well as get a taste for the state’s premier position in history as a logging state. The city is so proud of its Paul Bunyan legend that it hosts the Blue Ox Music Festival, to be held June 13-15, 2019. It’s 3 full days of music and camping, and it features roots music like Bluegrass and Americana.

If you’re traveling over the summer, just be aware that the popular Eaux Claires Music Festival has been canceled for 2019. The festival’s organizers are assuring everyone that the festival will be back at full throttle in 2020.

Visit the Chippewa Valley Museum

Eau Claire’s Chippewa Valley Museum is a place to learn about the Ojibwe Native Americans history and the lifestyles of early settlers. If you have the time, there is an old fashioned ice cream parlor, so it’s a perfect place to stop for a treat. The Chippewa Valley Museum is located right next to Carson Park, which features picnic pavilions, a horse shoe pit and a kiddie train that’s an exact miniature replica of the Chippewa Valley Railroad.

Try Leinie’s for Locally Brewed Beers

Most families have a beer and brewery fan in them. If that’s you, then you owe it to yourself to stop at Leinenkugel’s Brewery in nearby Chippewa Falls to check out the vintage brewery equipment. The brewery has been in operation since 1867, and after you’ve done the tour, you can sample a few of their brews at Leinie’s Lodge pub.

For the art lovers, don’t miss the city’s beautiful Sculpture Garden that runs right through the center of the EC downtown area. And don’t forget the city has an impressive University of Wisconsin campus that’s not to be missed. If you have the chance, schedule a guided tour of the campus to learn all about the local highlights.

Don’t Miss The Dells

Maybe you’re the kind of traveler who thinks that half the fun is getting there. Instead of driving straight there, would you rather stop and kick back? A good halfway point is the Wisconsin Dells, home to our state’s themed water parks. Now, if you’ve lived here longer than five minutes, there’s a good chance you’ve put the kids in the car and gone for a summer vacation to the Dells. After all, it’s the Waterpark Capital of the World.

With so many options, there’s something for everyone at the Dells. Check out the Grecian-themed Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park, or the Chula Vista Resort. Try Noah’s Ark Waterpark, the Great Wolf Lodge or Timbavati Wildlife Park. You can basically travel the world by waterpark, without ever leaving our great state. Now, that’s a Trip on a Tank that’s tough to beat.

Try Visiting Madison WI for The Day or Weekend

Maybe you’ve tried the Dells before, and you want to explore somewhere different. Then you should try visiting Madison, the city of 5 Lakes: Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Wingra, and Kegonsa. There’s history and architecture, and plenty of parks and trails to choose from. Of course, there’s a UW campus for you to visit, and the historic Capitol building to tour.

Madison, WI Attractions

If you think of your trip’s halfway point in Madison as a great place to stop and get a bite to eat, there are several popular eateries you need to try. Check out A Pig In A Fur Coat, which is one of Madison’s most popular restaurants. It’s a hip and cozy bistro that serves Mediterranean cuisine and offers an assortment of unique drinks that are hard to find elsewhere.

Another restaurant that’s well-loved among the locals is Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, which is in nearby Middleton. Don’t be fooled by the name of Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, because they serve a lot more than steak; they’re famous for their Italian dishes and seafood as much as for their steak. For five-star dining options that are centrally located in downtown Madison, WI, check out La Kitchenette for French cuisine, Red for sushi, or Eno Vino bistro, which offers awesome views of the Capitol.

Our State Has The Best of All Worlds

With so many things to see and places to visit, we’re really fortunate to call this place home. We have the chance to enjoy breathtaking views of waterfalls and dells, swim and sail on more clear lakes than you can imagine, and still enjoy the cosmopolitan life. Really, we get the best of all worlds. Life may be short, but it’s long enough to have an incredible time. Get out there and enjoy the open road, and see everything there is to see.

Boucher has 17 different locations located throughout southeastern Wisconsin. We are here for all of your vehicle needs! Just give us a call or stop in!


Service Coupons | May 2019 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get your car ready for summer driving! Get $10 off the Works package! Additionally, get a FREE multi-point inspection!

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Boucher’s exclusive tire event isn’t over yet! Get $1 over cost on all brands and sizes of tires Boucher has to offer!

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Make sure your wiper blades are ready for those spring showers! Get 10% off wiper blade replacements! This includes FREE installation!

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Please remember to present your coupon when the order is written. Coupons are not valid with any other offer or specials. Some models may be extra based on parts and supplies. See your service advisor for full details. Boucher $1 over cost on tires coupon expires 6/29/19.  Other coupons expire 6/15/19.

 

Boucher Group Inc. Service Locations.

Boucher Buick Service Department | 1907 E. Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service: 262.226.8403 | Schedule Service

Boucher GMC Service Department |  1907 E. Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service: 262.226.8403 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Service Department | 4001 Milton Ave. | Janesville, WI 53546 | Service: 800.922.2014 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service: 800.749.1275 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service: 800.749.1275 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Kensoha) Service Department | 8301 75th St. | Kenosha, WI 53142 | Service : 800.613.6547 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Village Ford Service Department | 121 N. Main St. | Thiensville, WI 53092 | Service 800.441.9843 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Menomonee Falls) Service Department |N88W14300 Main Street | Menomonee Falls, WI 53051| Service 800.491.6548| Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (West Bend) Service Department | 3021 W Washington St | West Bend, WI 53095 | Service 800.572.0897 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (West Bend) Service Department | 3021 W Washington St | West Bend, WI 53095| Service 800.572.0897 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Cadillac (Racine) Service Department | 8600 Washington Ave | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.692.3640| Schedule Service

Boucher Cadillac (Waukesha) Service Department | 2145 E Moreland Blvd | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 800.710.0818 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Chevrolet (Racine) Service Department | 8600 Washington Ave | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.692.3640 | Schedule Service

Boucher Chevrolet (Waukesha) Service Department | 1421 E Moreland Blvd | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 800.709.6836 | Schedule Service

Boucher Hyundai (Janesville) Service Department | 2009 Milton Ave | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service 800.923.3062 | Schedule Service

Boucher Hyundai (Waukesha) Service Department | 1583 E Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 262.293.2239 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Kia (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 262.725.4046 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (West Allis) Service Department | 3161 S 108th St. | West Allis, WI 53227 | Service 800.296.4166 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Mazda (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.518.3120 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Mazda (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service 800.426.4163 | Schedule Service

Boucher Nissan (Waukesha) Service Department | 1451 E Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 844.339.0067 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Nissan (Greenfield) Service Department | 4141 S 108th St. | Greenfield, WI 53228 | Service 800.421.9984 | Schedule Service

Boucher Volkswagen (Franklin) Service Department | 6420 S 108th St | Franklin, WI 53132 | Service 800.923.9437    | Schedule Service 

Frank Boucher Volkswagen (Janesville) Service Department | 4001 Milton Ave. | Janesville, WI 53546 | Service 855.890.2064 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Volkswagen (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.518.3120 | Schedule Service

 

Service Coupons | April 2019 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Through June 29th, 2019, get $1 over cost on all brands and sizes of tires! This is a Boucher Exclusive event!

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Did the winter potholes do some damage on your wheels? Get the spring pothole special for only $149.95! This includes a tire rotation, front wheel alignment, wheel balance, and a brake and suspension inspection!

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Make sure your vehicle is looking its best for the upcoming warm weather! Get $25 off a complete detail special! This includes: wash and wax exterior, buff minor scratches, clean and dress rims and tires, clean windows inside and out, clean dash and interior trim, and shampoo carpets and seats!

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Please remember to present your coupon when the order is written. Coupons are not valid with any other offer or specials. Some models may be extra based on parts and supplies. See your service advisor for full details. Boucher $1 over cost on tires coupon expires 6/29/19.  Other coupons expire 5/15/19.

 

Boucher Group Inc. Service Locations.

Boucher Buick Service Department | 1907 E. Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service: 262.226.8403 | Schedule Service

Boucher GMC Service Department |  1907 E. Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service: 262.226.8403 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Service Department | 4001 Milton Ave. | Janesville, WI 53546 | Service: 800.922.2014 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service: 800.749.1275 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service: 800.749.1275 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Kensoha) Service Department | 8301 75th St. | Kenosha, WI 53142 | Service : 800.613.6547 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Village Ford Service Department | 121 N. Main St. | Thiensville, WI 53092 | Service 800.441.9843 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (Menomonee Falls) Service Department |N88W14300 Main Street | Menomonee Falls, WI 53051| Service 800.491.6548| Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Ford (West Bend) Service Department | 3021 W Washington St | West Bend, WI 53095 | Service 800.572.0897 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (West Bend) Service Department | 3021 W Washington St | West Bend, WI 53095| Service 800.572.0897 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Cadillac (Racine) Service Department | 8600 Washington Ave | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.692.3640| Schedule Service

Boucher Cadillac (Waukesha) Service Department | 2145 E Moreland Blvd | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 800.710.0818 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Chevrolet (Racine) Service Department | 8600 Washington Ave | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.692.3640 | Schedule Service

Boucher Chevrolet (Waukesha) Service Department | 1421 E Moreland Blvd | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 800.709.6836 | Schedule Service

Boucher Hyundai (Janesville) Service Department | 2009 Milton Ave | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service 800.923.3062 | Schedule Service

Boucher Hyundai (Waukesha) Service Department | 1583 E Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 262.293.2239 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Kia (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 262.725.4046 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Lincoln (West Allis) Service Department | 3161 S 108th St. | West Allis, WI 53227 | Service 800.296.4166 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Mazda (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.518.3120 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Mazda (Janesville) Service Department | 2727 US-14 | Janesville, WI 53545 | Service 800.426.4163 | Schedule Service

Boucher Nissan (Waukesha) Service Department | 1451 E Moreland Blvd. | Waukesha, WI 53186 | Service 844.339.0067 | Schedule Service

Gordie Boucher Nissan (Greenfield) Service Department | 4141 S 108th St. | Greenfield, WI 53228 | Service 800.421.9984 | Schedule Service

Boucher Volkswagen (Franklin) Service Department | 6420 S 108th St | Franklin, WI 53132 | Service 800.923.9437    | Schedule Service 

Frank Boucher Volkswagen (Janesville) Service Department | 4001 Milton Ave. | Janesville, WI 53546 | Service 855.890.2064 | Schedule Service

Frank Boucher Volkswagen (Racine) Service Department | 9601 Washington Ave. | Racine, WI 53406 | Service 800.518.3120 | Schedule Service