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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.