General Motors Plans to Release 30 New Electric Cars

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Since its founding in 1908, General Motors has been on the cutting edge of automotive innovation.

Now, more than 100 years later, America’s largest carmaker is leading the charge in developing electric vehicles. The automaker recently announced plans to introduce 30 new EVs by 2025.

At the Barclays Global Automotive Conference, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra outlined the company’s EV ambitions and why it’s uniquely positioned to lead the rest of the automotive world into an emission-free future.

“We are transitioning to an all-electric portfolio from a position of strength and we’re focused on growth,” she explained. “We can accelerate our EV plans because we are rapidly building a competitive advantage in batteries, software, vehicle integration, manufacturing, and customer experience.”

At least two-thirds of GM’s upcoming EVs will be available in the North American market. Currently, there are already at least 10 models on the automaker’s schedule. Four of those will bear the iconic Chevrolet badge, and one of those Chevy models will be an all-electric pickup truck.

At the moment, Chevy currently only offers one electric vehicle: the Bolt EV. The compact car boasts an EPA-estimated driving range of 259 miles on a full charge and can move from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.*

For more information on GM and Chevy’s new electric cars, keep your eyes on the Sharon Chevrolet blog and our inventory of the newest Chevrolet models.

 

*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

How to De-Ice Your Windshield Quickly

Frozen Windshield | Clay, NY

With the holiday season in full swing here in Clay, New York, winter’s messiest weather is just around the corner. The last thing you want to encounter during a chilly morning is a windshield covered in ice. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to de-ice your windshield quickly.

Use De-Icer Spray

During New York winters, an effective de-icer spray can be your best friend. You can go out and purchase one of the many de-icer sprays available at most retail locations. Or make your own de-icer spray at home using saltwater, as it has a lower freezing point that fresh water.

Heat Up Your Car From the Inside

The inside of your car will be just as cold as the exterior. Therefore, heating up the interior of your car can help you start to warm your vehicle’s glass surfaces, which will make the de-icing go faster.

Chip Away at the Ice

Use caution when using an ice scraper to remove ice from your car’s windows. This will prevent you from scraping or denting the glass during the process.

Here at Sharon Chevrolet, we wish everyone in Clay a safe and warm winter. Remember to call us to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment if you haven’t done so yet.

Winter Emergency Kit Essentials for your Chevy

Broken Down Car | Clay, NY

Winter is quickly approaching, and it’s time to prepare your Chevy for the cold months ahead. New York winters can be harsh at best, and dangerous at worst. Stocking your vehicle with the supplies you need to stay safe will give you peace of mind in harsh driving conditions. Here are a few winter emergency kit essentials worth storing in your Chevy.

An LED flashlight

If you find yourself stranded in the dark, a flashlight can be a life-saving tool. Make sure your emergency kit contains at least one flashlight, and that its batteries are fresh.

Jumper cables

As any driver knows, jumper cables are an absolutely essential addition to your vehicle’s emergency kit. Having your own set of cables on hand is great for restarting a stubborn battery.

A warm blanket

In a worst-case scenario, you may be stuck in a broken-down car for many long hours. Having an old blanket in your trunk can literally be a life saver. It’s also wise to keep an extra hat and set of gloves on hand.

A small shovel

If your vehicle gets stuck in the snow, your first instinct may be to dig yourself out with your bare hands. However, this is to be avoided, as extended exposure to the snow can lead to all kinds of nasty afflictions. Having a small or foldable shovel in your emergency kit will save you a lot of grief if the worst should happen.

An extra phone charger

In the event of an emergency, having the ability to call for help could save your life. Always keep an extra phone charger handy, and make sure your phone is charged during commutes through harsh weather.

For more winter-preparation tips, visit us at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York, today.

Chevrolet Corvette is One of KBB’s 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2020

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Clay, NY

Kelley Blue Book recently announced its list of the 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2020, and the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette won the seventh place on the list. The publication determined the rankings based on vehicles’ awards from KBB and others in the industry.

It’s easy to see why the 2020 Corvette earned such recognition from the auto industry. Not only does it have a top speed of 194 mph and the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds, but it also churns out an impressive 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The aerodynamic, sleek body lines complement the model’s agile performance.

KBB cited that the 2020 Corvette Stingray “nearly broke the internet” when it was announced, thanks to its innovative new mid-engine design and supercar look. The 2020 Corvette also delivered impressive resale value that earned it a KBB Best Resale Value Award.

Some other awards to the 2020 Corvette include the 2020 North American Car of the Year and MotorTrend Car of the Year, as well as spots on the WardsAuto 10 Best Interiors list and the 2020 Car and Driver 10Best list.

Experience this multiple award-winning vehicle for yourself when you stop by Sharon Chevrolet to test-drive a 2020 Corvette. We’ll help you find the right ‘Vette to fit your budget and preferences.

How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration Online in Clay, NY

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Renewing your vehicle’s registration online is convenient and saves time. You won’t have to contend with long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles or leave work early to complete the process before the office closes. Each DMV can customize the online registration renewal process to its liking, but most include the steps below.

Getting started

You will be supplying personal information during online registration, so make sure your computer has a secure internet connection. Find the “renew registration” or “vehicle registration” tab on your DMV’s Website.

Verify

It is vital that the information you provide is accurate and up to date. Take your time filling in the required fields. Double-check that your mailing address and vehicle stats such as your VIN number and license plate are correct before moving on to the next screen or step.

Payment options

Vehicle registration comes at a price. Check the payment options on the site — typically credit card or electronic check — and opt for the one that works best for you.

Delivery options

Even though you are completing the vehicle registration online, you will need a physical copy of your registration to keep in your glove box. Select a delivery option.

Proof of process

Once you complete the process, save a copy of the renewal to your computer or print out a copy of the receipt for your records.

Check out the new lineup of Chevrolet models at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York. Or stop by in person to speak with one of our friendly sales reps; we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect new Chevy for your needs and lifestyle.

U.S. News Praises 2020 Chevy Traverse Infotainment System

2020 Chevrolet Traverse | Clay, NY

U.S. News and World Report recently compiled a list of the 12 cars with the best infotainment systems. We’re not surprised that the publication ranked the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse infotainment system as one of its favorites.

The publication’s Steven Loveday described the 2020 Traverse as “spacious, feature-filled, and comfortable to drive.” He also compared it to the Buick Enclave, highlighting that you get the same intuitive infotainment system — that includes Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot — for$10,000 less when you go with the Chevy model.

Loveday was particularly fond of the Traverse model’s standard 7-inch touch-screen, which is available with bonuses like satellite radio and navigation. You can also upgrade to an 8-inch display, wireless charging station, and 10-speaker Bose® premium audio system to expand your multimedia options.

Young passengers will stay quietly engaged on long drives thanks to the available rear-seat entertainment system, which features a pair of 8-inch touch-screen displays and a set of wireless headphones. And everyone can keep their devices fully charged since every row comes with USB ports.

If you want to learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse and its award-winning infotainment system, check out our online inventory at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, NY. Or stop by in person to experience this SUV’s modern cabin firsthand.

U.S. News List Silverado and Colorado 1500 on Its 13 Best Trucks for Towing List

2021 Chevrolet Colorado | Clay, NY

Since one of the most appealing features of a pickup truck is its ability to tow more than any other class of vehicle, it makes sense that you’d want one that can live up to that promise. That’s why U.S. News recently compiled a list of the 13 best trucks for towing. Unsurprisingly, both the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 made the grade.

U.S. News editor Nick Kurczewski praised the Colorado for its diesel engine’s remarkable balance of capability and efficiency, saying, “This motor delivers not only the best towing capacity found in a compact pickup, it’s the Colorado’s most fuel-efficient motor, too.” The engine in question is a 2.8L Turbo-Diesel that offers up to 7,700 pounds while still achieving up to 30 mpg on the highway.*

Meanwhile, the 2020 Silverado 1500 leads the pack, mostly due to its best-in-class towing capacity — 13,400 pounds — and a bevy of trailering technology. With a segment-leading 15 camera views to monitor your cargo and a segment-first Advanced Trailering System, this truck more than earns its status as the king of towing.

Whether you need to tow for work or play, Chevrolet can’t be beat. To learn more about the Colorado and Silverado 1500, contact us at Sharon Chevrolet. Or better yet, stop by in person to test-drive these two trucks for yourself.

*EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.

The Most Powerful and Efficient Chevrolet Engines

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Clay, NY

With a lineup as extensive as the one you can find at Sharon Chevrolet, it can be daunting to dig in and discover which Chevrolet engines are at the top of their game. As such, we at Sharon Chevrolet found the most powerful and efficient Chevrolet engines on the market, so you don’t have to.

Most powerful Chevrolet engines

In terms of horsepower, the most powerful Chevrolet engine belongs to the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Boasting a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the Corvette ZR1 delivers 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. It’s not just the most powerful Chevrolet engine currently — it’s also the most powerful engine ever offered for a production Corvette.

Horsepower is all well and good, but when you’ve got something heavy to haul or tow, torque is the number that matters. Here, it’s the 2020 Silverado HD 3500 that wins out. This truck’s Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 reaches a whopping 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

Most fuel-efficient Chevrolet engines

If your main objective is to save money fuel, you’ll love the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2020 Spark. It gets 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, making it an incredibly fuel-efficient engine.* Not far behind is the 2020 Malibu with its 1.5-liter engine, which gets up to 36 mpg on the highway.**

Among pickup trucks, we’d be remiss not to mention the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel in the 2020 Silverado 1500. This engine achieves 33 mpg on the highway, while still giving the truck a towing capacity of up to 9,300 pounds when properly equipped.***

Each of these Chevrolet engines is an impressive option that’s worth considering when searching for your next vehicle. Give us a call at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York, to learn more about each vehicle.

 * EPA-estimated 30 MPG city/38 highway with 5-speed manual transmission or available CVT.
** EPA-estimated 1.5L engine 29 MPG city/36 highway
*** EPA-estimated with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine.

Chevrolet Performs Well in Longest-Lasting Cars Study

2020 Chevrolet Suburban | Clay, NY

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle with a reputation for longevity, consider the Chevrolet lineup. Four of the brand’s models received deserving recognition on the most recent iSeeCars’ Longest-Lasting Cars study: the Silverado 1500, Impala, Tahoe and Suburban.

The noteworthy Silverado 1500 and Impala

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 took fourth place for the light-duty pickup truck segment. According to the study, 2% of Silverado 1500 models met or surpassed the 200,000-mile mark. That’s higher than the average rating for pickups on the list.

The Chevrolet Impala also rated above average for longevity in the passenger car segment. Per iSeeCars, 1.6% of Impala models reached or went above the 200,000-mile mark. The average rating for the segment was just 0.7%.

The impressive Tahoe and Suburban

The SUV category is where Chevrolet really shone in the study. Both the Tahoe and Suburban placed on the list of the longest-lasting vehicles across all segment types. According to iSeeCars, 4.1% of Tahoe models and 4.9% of Suburban models achieved 200,000 miles or more on the odometer. That’s well above the 1% average for all models.

These Chevrolet models are made to perform well and help you enjoy the drive for years to come. Call us at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York, to receive assistance finding the right Chevrolet to suit your preferences and budget.

Chevrolet Traverse Tops Most Comfortable SUVs List

2020 Chevrolet Traverse | Clay, NY

In-vehicle comfort is one of the most important benefits that an SUV can provide drivers, and the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse recently earned recognition for its comfortable interior. The Traverse claimed the first spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 13 Most Comfortable SUVs in 2020.

The Traverse stood above all the other SUVs on the list, thanks, in part, to its spacious cabin. Up to eight passengers can sit in the three-row SUV while your items are secure in its 23 cubic feet of cargo volume. If you have lots of items to bring on a trip, you can fold the rear rows to use 98.2 cubic feet of cargo volume.

The Smart Slide® second-row seat makes it easy for your passengers to get to third row. Plus, the available heated front seats and noise-canceling design of the cabin can keep you relaxed and at ease on drives.

The interior of the Traverse is loaded up with impressive technologies, including the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® audio streaming. Wireless Charging is also available to conveniently charge your devices.

The comfortable 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is available at Sharon Chevrolet in Clay, New York. Learn about the other aspects of the SUV when you give us a call.