With winter weather in full swing, you may encounter icy roads on your drives. As such, it’s important to be prepared and know how to react if your vehicle slides on ice.
Ignore the instinct to brake
If your vehicle begins sliding on ice, the most important thing to do is to avoid hitting the brakes since braking can make the situation more dangerous. Instead, to slow down your vehicle, remove your foot from the accelerator entirely.
Steer with care
You may feel compelled to quickly turn the steering wheel when your vehicle starts to slide. However, doing so can cause you to spin out. You should make sure to only turn your vehicle slowly and carefully when necessary.
Steer in the right direction
It’s imperative that you gently steer your vehicle in the right direction when sliding. If your front wheels have lost traction, avoid steering or accelerating until the vehicle slows down. If your rear wheels are at fault, gain control of your vehicle by turning the wheel in the same direction that you are sliding in.
We at Sharon Chevrolet hope you stay safe when driving this winter. Stop by our service department for seasonal maintenance to ensure your vehicle is equipped to handle winter weather.
U.S. News & World Report recently placed the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse on The 17 Quietest Cars for 2019 list. Thanks to the sound-absorbing materials in its cabin and other features, the SUV provides a quiet and relaxing commute.
The Traverse has Active Noise Cancellation, which works to both absorb and prevent outside sounds from reaching the cabin. The technology also eliminates and dampens vibrations so you can enjoy your drives.
The interior of the Traverse also has space for up to eight people in its three rows. The available leather-appointed seating as well as the available ventilated and heated seats allow you to be cozy. In addition, the available Dual SkyScape® two-panel power sunroof lets you enjoy some fresh air and sunlight.
While the Traverse is quiet, it also has different amenities to keep you entertained on drives. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System has a 7-inch touch screen along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility so you can utilize apps, listen to playlists and reach out to your contacts. You can also opt for a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot to stream videos and play games.
Experience the quiet interior of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse for yourself when you take a test drive at Sharon Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Suburban is the most-driven vehicle, according to a study conducted by iSeeCars.com. This new title makes sense given that the SUV is a reliable vehicle with a comfortable cabin for families to relax in.
When looking at the sales of over 2.3 million vehicles that are each 10 years old, iSeeCars found that Chevrolet Suburban models were driven more than the average. Drivers of the Suburban clocked in an average of 14,862 miles per year. This amount is 24% higher than the average.
“The Suburban is known for its expansive cargo room while comfortably seating up to nine passengers, which makes it popular for large families as well as for fleet and livery use,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly.
The Chevrolet Tahoe also made the list for most-driven vehicles and came in fifth place with an average of 14,040 miles per year, which is 17.1% above the average. In the light-duty pickup truck segment, the Silverado 1500 was driven the most. In addition, the Malibu and Impala made the list of most-driven passenger cars, ranking third and fifth respectively.
Stop by Sharon Chevrolet to take a test drive in the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban or one of the other Chevrolet vehicles available on our lot.
Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your car for the cold months to come. Following these tips for autumn auto service will help ensure your vehicle is functioning properly and reduce your stress when winter arrives.
Replace your windshield wipers
If you haven’t replaced your windshield wipers in several months, fall is a good time to get new ones. Consider investing in rubber-clad blades that can stand up to rough winter conditions.
Check your battery
Don’t get stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery this winter. Instead, have your battery tested, clean the posts and connections, and make sure cables are tightly connected this fall season.
Inspect your tires
If your tires are wearing down, you should replace them now before you need them to navigate ice and snow. Also, make sure you’re maintaining the recommended pressure and getting scheduled rotations. You may even want to consider switching to winter tires.
Stock your emergency kit
Make sure your vehicle contains the items you would need in a winter emergency. Blankets, extra gloves and boots, flares, a flashlight and a shovel are just a few of the items you should keep in your trunk.
Catch up on major repairs
Consider getting any repairs you’ve been putting off. Addressing these now is better than breaking down in the middle of winter.
Ready to catch up on service? Bring your ride to Sharon Chevrolet this fall, and we’ll help you prepare for the autumn season
Halloween is a fun night for all, but it can also be a more dangerous time to drive since there’s an increased number of pedestrians on the streets. Here are some tips for safe driving on Halloween that you should keep in mind as the holiday approaches.
Keep your eyes on the road
You should never drive distracted, no matter the time of the year. However, this is especially true on Halloween night when children are darting through neighborhoods. It’s important to keep your eyes on the road and avoid looking at your phone or at anything else that could be distracting.
Children don’t always pay attention to their surroundings, so keep in mind that they could run onto the road unexpectedly. In case you need to quickly stop your vehicle, you should drive below the posted speed limit during trick-or-treating hours.
Make sure you’re extra cautious when pulling out of driveways. You should always check your mirrors for children behind you. If you need to pick up or drop off your children, turn on your hazards when you pull over.
We at Sharon Chevrolet hope you stay safe on the road and have a spooky Halloween. Head to our service department for any necessary maintenance before the Halloween fun begins.
According to the Cars.com list of “most American” cars, Chevrolet vehicles are considered quite American in comparison to other vehicles. Year after year, the popular Cars.com utilizes an American-Made Index to determine which new models contribute most to the U.S. economy. This year, the 2019 Corvette, 2019 Colorado and 2019 Camaro were the Chevrolet models voted “most American.”
Cars.com relies on five factors to build a comprehensive picture of a model’s economic benefit: where a vehicle’s assembly takes place, where a vehicle’s transmissions and engines are from, a vehicle’s domestic-parts content and the number of U.S. factory workers employed by the parent automaker in relation to the vehicle’s sales.
Notably, Chevrolet was the only automaker both headquartered and manufactured in the U.S. to land more than one model in the top 10 of the list. Assembled in Kentucky, the iconic Corvette was ranked fifth. The Colorado, assembled in Missouri, came in at number eight. Just shy of the top 10, the powerful Camaro is assembled in Lansing, Michigan, and ranked 11th.
We at Sharon Chevrolet are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, Colorado and Corvette. Take a test drive in each impressive model at our dealership.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has a host of great features and a legion of loyal fans, so it’s no surprise that Chevrolet wanted an advertisement that focuses on the truck. The Chevrolet ad campaign, “Real People, Not Actors,” shines a spotlight on the 2019 Silverado by having real drivers comment on the pickup.
The “Real People, Not Actors” ad spot begins on a dark worksite, where a host leads a group of people to the 2019 Silverado. As the group looks at the truck, the darkness makes it evident just how bright the LED bed lighting is in the Silverado Durabed, with one participating remarking that the lighting “lights up the entire bed.”
Another feature highlighted in the commercial is the Durabed itself. The Durabed is both “sturdy” and “huge,” as two participants note. As part of the Durabed, the 120-volt outlet is pointed out by the host, before a cord is plugged in, dramatically igniting a streetlamp directly above the truck.
The commercial host also announces that the 2019 Silverado 1500 offers eight trim levels, which is more than any of its competitors. On cue, other streetlamps are lit, revealing the sophistication and versatility of the trims, which stand out in the night.
We at Sharon Chevrolet are proud to have the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado on our lot. Stop by for a test drive.
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.
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.
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.