Chevy News: Chevy Buckle to Drive

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Every day another group of teen drivers pass their tests and take to the roadways alone. In recent years, there has been a surge in vehicle technology that helps parents monitor their teen’s driving behaviors and encourage smart roadside behavior. Chevy recently announced the news of an industry-first feature that will enforce one aspect of safe driving before the vehicle ever switches gears.

Chevy’s Buckle to Drive feature is a customizable setting that makes it impossible to shift out of park unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened. This simple step makes sure that not only is the seat belt buckled but it is done so properly each time.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using a seat belt is the number one thing drivers can do to protect themselves in the event of a collision. Chevy acknowledges this reality and has now provided an option for concerned parents to ensure that their new driver is following this advice. And if you are an adult that has picked up a few lax seat-belt habits in your years of otherwise safe driving, this can be an easy way to help form a new safer habit.

Contact us at Sharon Chevrolet for more exciting news from the brand. Or stop by to test-drive one of our shiny new 2019 Chevy models equipped with Teen Driver technology.

Supernatural TV Show Spikes Interest in Classic Impala

It’s hard to believe that the long-running American dark-fantasy TV show “Supernatural” is now in its 15th and final season. Though, it’s not really surprising that the show has grown a large fan base around the protagonists’ iconic 1967 Chevy Impala.

In the show, brothers Dean and Sam Winchester have the unique family business of traveling the country to fight paranormal monsters. Their black 1967 Chevrolet Impala is their trusty companion whom they dub “Baby.”

Per the show’s creator Eric Kripke, the inspiration for Baby came from the show Knight Rider, where the car KITT played a central role in the series. “I really wanted to introduce the Impala to bring back the idea that a car could be a main character, a trademark to the show,” he said. Kripke chose the ’67 Impala, a vehicle with intimidating looks and a big enough trunk to store a body. Interestingly enough, nine Impalas were used to achieve different camera angles and to capture shots of the Chevy in various states of wreckage.

The show’s success has enhanced the ‘67 Impala model’s popularity, which in turn, has increased its market value. When the show began in 2005, a 1967 Chevy Impala went for as low as $500. In October 2016, the car became the most searched for vehicle on ClassicCars.com, with over 50,000 searches. Currently, ‘67 Impalas range from $20,000 to $50,000. A brand-new 2019 Chevy Impala starts at $28,000.

Give a head-nod to the show’s 1967 Impala when you stop by Sharon Chevrolet to test-drive the current Impala model or these other popular Chevy sedans.

2019 Chevrolet Trax Ranks on US News’ 20 Safest Small SUVs of 2019 List

Each year, there are new SUVs and crossovers on the road, but not all of them, are created equal. In fact, some stand out as amongst the very best out there, including the 2019 Chevrolet Trax, which recently earned a coveted spot on the U.S. News and World Report’s 20 Safest Small SUVs of 2019 list. Up against some stiff competition in a crowded segment, the 2019 Trax emerged as one of the best in the category.

US News writer Steven Loveday cited the SUVs excellent five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA as part of their decision to name the 2019 Trax one of the safest SUVs of 2019. Additionally, he noted that the Trax performed well in rollover and strong and side crash tests.

Despite its city-smart small size, the 2019 Chevrolet Trax is packed with impressive standard and available safety features. 10 standard airbags let you drive with confidence while available advanced features like Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert all work in tandem to keep your exceptionally safe no matter the conditions out there. Additional standard features, including an advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System and StabiliTrak® stability control system offer even more control on the road for safer driving.

Experience the comprehensive safety tools of the 2019 Trax for yourself when you visit Sharon Chevrolet.

Spring Maintenance Tips

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If you want your vehicle to transition from winter to spring without a problem, it’s important to provide seasonal service to your vehicle. These spring maintenance tips will help your auto run safely and efficiently.

Oil Changes

Whether you have your vehicle’s oil changed by a professional or whether you learn to do it yourself, it’s important to perform this maintenance step regularly. Your owner’s manual will tell you how frequently your specific model needs this service.

Wiper Blades

You can expect plenty of rain showers in the spring, which means it’s important to have a good set of wiper blades on your vehicle. New wiper blades are inexpensive and easy to change, and can make a huge difference in visibility when driving in the rain.

Tires

Tires go through a lot during the winter, as they regularly encounter snow, ice, and potholes. Check the tires on your vehicle to ensure there’s no damage — like cracks or bulges — and have them replaced if need be.

Check-Up

After a long winter, it’s important to give your vehicle an overall checkup or to have a professional inspect the under-the-hood area. Look at fluid levels, check the condition of the filters, and make sure that the hoses and belts are still in good condition.

Contact us at Sharon Chevrolet to set up a spring maintenance appointment for your ride. It’s the easiest way to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape as we head into a new season.

Chevrolet Brings Full-Size LEGO Silverado to Detroit

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Chevrolet began a partnership with Warner Bros. back in 2017 when The LEGO Batman Movie launched in theaters, with Chevy heralding the collaboration by showing off a LEGO version of the Batmobile.

Now, Chevrolet and Warner Bros. are back at it again, teaming up with FIRST LEGO League to unveil a full-size LEGO Silverado at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This LEGO model is an exact representation of the all-new 2019 model year, particularly the LT Trail Boss trim.

Eighteen trained LEGO Master Builders pieced together the full-size LEGO Silverado using 334,544 bricks. The entire process took over 2,000 hours at the LEGO Group’s model shop in Enfield, Connecticut. The end result is 6-foot tall, 20-foot long, and 8-foot wide plastic car weighing 3,307 pounds. The LEGO Silverado is not a working model; it does, however, have working lights and graphic details on the exterior.

What’s the occasion for the build? Chevrolet is celebrating that the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country will make an appearance in LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in the form of a custom LEGO mini-build.

If you want a real-life Silverado that’s much more durable than a plastic model, visit Sharon Chevrolet. We have plenty of trucks in stock — no assembly required.

Here Are the Best Cars for Driving in the Snow

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

No one likes driving in the snow; it’s stressful, dangerous, and time-consuming. But, some drivers mind it less than others, and those drivers are the ones behind the wheel of one of these winter-ready and snow-competent vehicles.

Honda CR-V

This crossover is ready for just about any weather the season throws its way. The Honda CR-V features stable suspension, a capable powertrain, and precise responsiveness, all of which will come in handy when the snow piles up.

Chevrolet Equinox

Redesigned in 2018, the Chevy Equinox feels like it was bred for driving in the snow. The new Equinox features optional all-wheel drive and two turbocharged four-cylinder engines, so you’ll have the capability and power to blast through any level of snowfall. Plus, as an added bonus, the Equinox features Remote Start, so you can get the motor running and heat pumping before you enter the vehicle.

Any Subaru

It’s no secret that all Subaru vehicles come with standard All-Wheel Drive. This alone boosts every Subaru model’s ability to drive in the snow. Additionally, Subaru designed its vehicles with activity in mind. This means the vehicles generally boast better clearance and handling systems, which are essential for navigating snowy terrains.

You can find a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles at Sharon Chevrolet that are great for driving through the snowy roads of Liverpool, New York.

Highly Anticipated 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Revealed

2020 Chevrolet Silverado

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is making its way closer to its rollout next year, but first we’re getting a better look at the upcoming heavy duty pickup. So far, we’ve seen the aggressive LT and premium High Country trims in detail.

The mid-range LT boasts an aggressive style with a bold grille and slick character lines. An athletic stance and upscale interior make the LT model a true sight to behold. The upcoming Silverado HD LT combines luxury and muscle for drivers who want the best of both worlds.

The premium 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country recently made its debut. A conservative design and body-color bumpers create a sense of sophistication in the hefty pickup. A rather simple grille and bowtie logo further reinforce the streamlined styling. An exclusive two-tone metallic trim comes standard on the range-topping model.

An all-new gasoline V8 engine will power the upcoming pickup, though details won’t be disclosed until the full 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD reveal. Drivers have the option of selecting an updated variant of the Duramax® turbo-diesel V8 engine as well.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD maximum towing and payload capacities aren’t known yet. What we do know is that both values will be higher than the current truck’s ratings. And, we at Sharon Chevrolet know that these new trucks will be fantastic machines, like the rest of the Silverado line.

New Sharon Chevrolet Location Now Open on Route 31

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We are proud to announce the grand opening of our new Sharon Chevrolet location on Route 31, right by Home Depot and Lowe’s! Having opened its doors on Sept. 24, our new dealership is an upgrade in every possible way, intended to provide a new level of friendly customer interactions, financial assistance, and automobile service to our guests. As the fourth car dealership to open on Route 31, our location is set to become Onondaga County’s latest auto row.

 

Not only is our location on Route 31 more convenient and centrally located than our old location on Route 57, but it’s also larger and can hold a bigger inventory. With twice as much showroom and service department space, Sharon Chevrolet has more room to grow, as well as the ability to hold up to 300 cars – three times as many as the old dealer lot. The new location even features a customer waiting lounge with free coffee, a public computer, and a 65-inch TV.

 

With a greater amount of new and used vehicles for sale and more staff (our dealership plans to have a team of 55 people by next spring, compared to the old staff of 34), the new Sharon Chevrolet location is fit to cater to more customers like you. Come to us at Sharon Chevrolet; we’ll make the deal you want.

Brand-New Chevy Blazer Is Fun, Flashy, and Smart

2019 BlazerThe brand-new Chevy Blazer will arrive in January, and we at Sharon Chevrolet can’t wait. This midsize SUV will come at four different trim levels, each appealing to a different personality of driver. No matter what your preferences are, Chevy has the perfect Blazer for you.

Each trim feature distinctive design cues, making this one fresh and unique crossover platform. “The Blazer’s design offers customers a crossover that can exceed their needs, matching their unique personality,” explained Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director for cars and crossovers. For instance, the RS model features a cool, sporty, and street-savvy look with blacked-out features, while the Premier is exactly what is sounds like: upscale, sophisticated, and tech-savvy.

No matter which Blazer you choose, you’ll experience an exceptional ride. The Blazer comes with a standard 2.5-liter I-4 engine that delivers 193 horsepower and features Intelligent Stop/Start technology to optimize fuel efficiency. It also comes with a standard Chevrolet infotainment system with an 8-inch color touchscreen and standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. To make the Blazer further suit your connected lifestyle, you can opt for the available built-in 4G LTE Wi-FI® Hotspot that you can connect up to 10 devices to.

For more information on the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer or to see it in person, contact us at Sharon Chevrolet.

The Best Cars for Going Back to College Are Chevrolets

2018 Chevrolet Trax

As a new school year is underway, don’t forget about one of the most important school supplies of all: the perfect car for going back to college. A car for going to school should be safe, versatile, and fun. Luckily, Chevrolet has you covered. In fact, three of the best cars for going back to school are the Chevrolet Cruze, Trax, and Equinox. And while none of them will ensure you ace your first exam, they will make it easier than ever to get around campus and visit home on the weekends.

 

Chevrolet Cruze

Equipped with a standard turbo engine, impressive next-generation connectivity features like available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and fuel economy averaging 52 mpg on the highway, the new Chevrolet Cruze sedan or hatchback are the perfect back to school choices.* Best of all, the Cruze has a stylish yet smart design to make it a blast to drive without sacrificing safety.

 

Chevrolet Trax

For superior flexibility without giving up agile handling and maneuverability, the new Chevrolet Trax is hard to beat. Packed with an available suite of advanced safety technologies, standard smartphone integration, and enough interior flexibility to accommodate any lifestyle, this small SUV is a great compliment to even the busiest life on campus.

 

Chevrolet Equinox

Boasting a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA, a “Most Dependable” award from J.D. Power, and up to 63.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, the Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV is an excellent choice for students who never want their vehicle to get in the way of living life to the fullest.

Sharon Chevrolet offers great deals on new and used Chevrolet vehicles for college student. See what we have available on campus that fits your budget.

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.