Does Your Vehicle Need New Windshield Wipers?

Does Your Vehicle Need New Windshield Wipers? | Ft. Meade, FL

Spring rain is on its way to Florida. To maximize your visibility and stay safe on the road, it’s essential to have well-maintained windshield wipers. Here’s a look at the signs that it’s time to replace your vehicle’s wiper blades.

Strange sounds

A good set of windshield wipers should be relatively quiet. If they’re damaged, they’ll squeak, stutter, stall, or vibrate when in use.

Streaks

Worn-out wipers will leave grimy streaks on the glass, limiting your visibility. They may also fail to clear away water in those spots.

Check your service records

Even if your car’s wiper blades aren’t showing these signs, it’s a good idea to consider the last time they were changed. Florida’s intense sun and precipitation can cause wiper blades to wear out more quickly than the typically recommended service interval suggests.

Helping wiper blades last longer

To get more service out of your car’s windshield wipers, consider these pointers. If you’ve got tough debris, like dried-on dead bugs or bird droppings, consider scrubbing them off with a squeegee instead of using the wipers. And to protect the rubber or silicone wipers from dry rotting, park in the garage or in the shade.

Need help getting your vehicle ready for inclement weather? Bring it in for a checkup at Greenwood Chevrolet in Ft. Meade, Florida.

Chevrolet Introduces 2023 Corvette Z06 Supercar

Thanks to its thrilling performance, stunning looks, and high-performance engineering, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is truly an American supercar.

It sets itself apart from the Stingray on a number of fronts. It boasts unique fascias, aerodynamic carbon-fiber components, and a reconfigurable rear spoiler that’s designed to handle cornering. On top of that, it sports a wider stance and even more ways to customize its design. You’ll be able to pick from 12 eye-catching colors, along with six brake caliper colors, seven interior color choices, and a whole swath of seatbelt, seating, interior trim, and wheel options.

“This new Z06 was designed and engineered to set a higher bar with increased levels of craftsmanship, personalization and performance so customers can truly have their own bespoke performance car,” explained vice president of Chevrolet, Steve Hill.

With both precision engineering and an athletic design, it’s easy to see how the 2023 Corvette Z06 honors the nameplate’s legacy of racing. According to Corvette executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter, this supercar has been tested on world-famous tracks ranging from the Circuit of the Americas to Nurburgring all the way over in Germany.

Want to get your very own 2023 Corvette Z06? Contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida, to get your very own dream car.

Chevrolet Trailblazer Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Chevrolet Trailblazer Named an IIHS Top Pick+ | Fort Meade, FL

The Chevrolet Trailblazer has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the organization’s highest possible award.

IIHS requires Top Safety Pick+ vehicles to earn Good ratings in six crash tests, at least an Acceptable headlight rating, and Advanced or Superior ratings for front crash prevention. The Trailblazer, a versatile compact crossover SUV designed for both off-roading prowess and sporty road performance, received nearly perfect scores.

This is partly thanks to its standard Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking and Front Pedestrian Braking systems, which are part of the Chevy Safety Assist suite of advanced safety features. Forward Collision Alert received the highest Superior score, while Front Pedestrian Detection earned an Advanced rating.

The Trailblazer comes with several other standard safety features too, including Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, which helps drivers avoid drifting out of their lane. IntelliBeam®, a feature that toggles high beams on and off depending on traffic, and Following Distance Indicator are also standard.

With an available hands-free liftgate, smart cargo management, available AWD, and super versatile performance, the Chevy Trailblazer is one of the most capable and reliable compact SUVs on the market. The IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation gives drivers even more peace of mind when it comes to this stylish, performance-driven SUV.

To experience the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer for yourself, stop in for a test drive at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.

2022 Silverado Coming Soon to Greenwood Chevrolet

2022 Silverado Coming Soon to Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has long been a powerful, capable pickup truck. Now it’s getting even more impressive, thanks to the refreshed 2022 Silverado. This version features advanced technology options, improved towing capabilities, and sharply updated styling.

New for 2022, the Silverado receives an off-road ZR2 trim. The ZR2 comes loaded with features like Multimatic DSSV™ dampers, a tuned suspension, Terrain Mode with one-pedal rock crawl capabilities, and a skid plate package.

One of the most impressive available features on the 2022 Silverado is Super Cruise. This technology will be available on the High Country model and allows hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of freeways across North America.

The new standard engine on the 2022 Silverado is the 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output engine. This year, it has 20 percent more torque and has an improved maximum trailering rating of 9,500 pounds. Engineers improved its eight-speed automatic transmission with adjustments to the shifting schedule that make it smoother and more refined.

With an elevated exterior design, the 2022 Silverado will make a bold statement wherever it goes. All Silverado models feature a new front design with lower headlamps. Some models come with wing-shaped daytime running lights.

Design updates extend to the interior with new materials. The cabin is more spacious and has a more premium look and feel with its available, bold 13.4-inch touch screen. Vertical lines have been replaced with horizontal elements that have a floating feel. This helps the Silverado feel more spacious.

The 2022 Silverado will arrive this spring at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida. Until then, we’re here to answer any questions you have about this excitingly refreshed truck.

Chevrolet Traverse Wins IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Award

Chevrolet Traverse Wins IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Award | Fort Meade, FL

The IIHS has named the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse a TOP SAFETY PICK, displaying Chevrolet’s dedication to building vehicles that protect families in every situation and at every turn.

In order to qualify for a TOP SAFETY PICK award, a vehicle must earn a “Good” rating in each of the six crash tests administered by the IIHS: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests.

Vehicles must also offer a front crash prevention system. After going through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests, the system must achieve an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for a car to be named a TOP SAFETY PICK. In addition, the vehicle must offer at least one headlight package that receives a “Good” or “Acceptable” designation.

The available LED projector headlights on the Premier and High Country trims of the 2021 Traverse performed well enough to pass the test and earn the award. Both of the Traverse’s optional automatic emergency braking systems received “Superior” ratings in the vehicle-to-vehicle evaluation.

In the vehicle-to-pedestrian testing, the Traverse’s Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking took home a “Superior” score, while the Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking with Front Pedestrian Braking earned an “Advanced” rating.

Learn more about the confidence-inspiring Chevrolet Traverse with a test drive at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.

Changes on the Way for 2022 Chevrolet Traverse

Chevrolet Traverse | Fort Meade, FL

Some big changes are coming to the Chevrolet Traverse for the 2022 model year. The addition of new design and exterior features and the loss of the base L trim are just a few new things to expect.

The 2022 Chevy Traverse will no longer offer its L trim, which means the LS trim will become the most affordable model. When you look at the 2021 L and LS trims, you will find nearly all of the same standard features, with the LS offering more available options, such as gloss black-painted aluminum wheels, a black finish grille, and cargo nets. These features will likely remain as optional on the 2022 Chevy Traverse LS.

The Traverse will receive a refreshed exterior design, including a new front fascia and new grilles, LED taillamps, and more. Chevy Safety Assist will be standard on all 2022 models. This package includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, and IntelliBeam automatic high beam control.

Availability for Adaptive Cruise Control expands, with the system added as standard on the RS, Premier, and High Country trims and available on LT Leather. You can also use wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® capabilities to connect your smartphone.

Learn more about the 2022 Traverse when you visit us at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe: One of America’s Best Family Vehicles

The 2021 Chevy Tahoe: One of America’s Best Family Vehicles | Fort Meade, FL

The new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe recently earned a place on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2021. The Tahoe was one of only two full-size SUVs on the list.

KBB considered cargo capabilities, safety, and interior comfort when choosing the finalists. Editors were especially impressed with the complete redesign of the 2021 Tahoe, along with its independent rear suspension that improves passenger space and ride comfort.

Interior

Inside, the Tahoe comes standard with three rows of seats for up to eight passengers. With its redesign, third-row passengers can now enjoy 40 percent more leg room than the previous generation offered. The Tahoe is also a master of cargo with a best-in-class maximum volume of up to 122.9 cubic feet.

Performance

For power, you have the choice of three impressive Tahoe engines:

  • 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.6.2-liter
  • EcoTec3 V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.Duramax® 3.0-liter
  • Turbo-Diesel rated at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Towing

When properly equipped, the Tahoe can tow up to 8,400 pounds. This is more than enough for a family camper, your weekend boat, or even a large trailer.

To find out if the 2021 Tahoe is the right ride for your loved ones, bring the family in for a test drive here at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida — and prepare to be impressed.

Here’s What to Do If Your Vehicle Overheats This Summer

Here’s What to Do If Your Vehicle Overheats This Summer | Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

We’ve all seen cars on the side of the road with the hood up and steam pouring from the engine compartment. What should you do if it’s your vehicle that’s overheating? Follow these tips to keep damage to a minimum until you can bring your car in for repairs at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.

Turn on the Heat

It might be tempting to turn on the air conditioning, but turning on the heating system will cool your vehicle’s engine faster.

Get off the Road

Don’t drive your car when it is overheating because this could cause serious engine damage. Pull off the road in a safe place, put on your flashers, and turn off the engine.

Open the Hood

After your car is safely parked, carefully open the hood. This allows heat to escape and there can be steam, so step back quickly. Do not open the radiator cap at this time.

Look for Leaks

Once the engine has cooled down, look for any leaks or holes in the radiator hose. Carefully remove the radiator cap and check the coolant level. Add coolant if it is low. If you don’t have coolant, water will do until you can get your car to a garage.

Here at Greenwood Chevrolet, our service department is here to help, so be sure to give us a call for overheating or any other car problems you encounter this summer and beyond.

Are Strange Smells Coming From Your Car’s Air Conditioner?

Air Conditioning System in Ft. Meade, FL

Things are heating up here in Ft. Meade, Florida — and that means you’ll soon be running your car’s air conditioning system at full blast. But if your car’s climate control system isn’t smelling as fresh as you’d like, you’re not resigned to masking the stink with air fresheners or driving with the windows down. Here’s a look at some common causes of stale-smelling AC.


If your car’s AC smells more like an old gym bag or dirty locker room, you’ve probably got a grimy cabin air filter on your hands. Over time, these filters can pick up dust and bacteria, so do yourself a favor by swapping it out for a fresh one.


However, if it’s more a musty basement scent that you’re dealing with, it could point to a few potential issues. There could be mold on the inside of your car’s air vents, or it could indicate a malfunctioning drain tube leaking moisture into your cabin. To figure out which one you’re dealing with, check your car’s floor and footwells for moisture. If it’s damp, it’s probably a leaky drainage system. It’s also a good idea to clean the backs of your car’s air vents, while you’re tidying up.


Noxious chemical odors point to a refrigerant leak in your car’s climate control system. Sweet, syrupy smells, on the other hand, indicate that your vehicle has a damaged heater core, so have that checked out by the experts at Greenwood Chevrolet at your earliest convenience.


Need help pinpointing — or fixing — a problem with your car’s climate control system? Schedule an appointment with our factory-trained technicians at the Greenwood Chevrolet service center in Ft. Meade, Florida.

Reasons to Buy a Truck

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Greenwood Chevrolet | Fort Meade, FL

Buying a new truck such as the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will provide you and your family with powerful capabilities, a robust engine, and an abundance of family-friendly features that will make your truck just as effective on the daily commute to school and work as it is doing hard work on the jobsite.

Tailgate Options

The tailgate and bed of a pickup truck afford you and your family all-new possibilities for both storage and entertainment. Whether you’re loading the bed up for a weekend getaway, using it as a makeshift sleeping surface, or hosting a tailgate to cheer on your favorite team, the bed and tailgate of a truck empower you to do much more.

Power

The high-end horsepower of a pickup truck will help you pass other drivers on the highway or merge at high speeds. The strong torque numbers at low RPMs is what grants trucks the towing ability you need for serious work and serious play.

Several trucks run off the power of diesel, giving you new possibilities for how you might fuel your vehicle.

Strength

The highly capable towing numbers offered by trucks, such as the 9,700-pound maximum tow rating of the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500, will not go unappreciated when you’re behind the wheel of a new pickup.

You can find the perfect truck for your lifestyle at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, FL.