Environmental impact is something Buick has been concerned with for a long time, especially when it comes to the manufacturing process. No matter how fuel-efficient your car is on the road, it doesn’t really matter if the way it’s made leaves a colossal carbon-footprint.
In order to reduce its effects on the environment, Buick is making the paint process considerably greener on the Buick Verano. We’re not talking about the color green, either. Using a water-based “three-wet” process, Buick can eliminate the need for a primer bake oven, which draws massive amounts of energy. Thanks Buick Eco-Friendly Technology like this, it only takes 1 megawatt hour to paint a vehicle, as opposed to the usual 2.5 megawatt hours.
“Just as residential and commercial paint manufacturers are thinking more about environmental impact, GM is reimagining its paint shops to reduce its carbon footprint and increase customer satisfaction with the looks of their new ride,” said Buick.
What does this look like for the customer? In reality, most people won’t notice the difference between the Buick process and a regular paint job; however, we here at Simi Valley Buick GMC can see the shininess as clear as day. Who knew going green could make your car shinier?