If you have access to a garage, it’s the best long-term place to store a vehicle. However, if you don’t have a garage, consider renting a storage unit. As a last resort, get a car cover to keep the exterior in good shape.
If you are going to be leaving the vehicle for a year or more, make sure it’s in good condition first. Give it a good wash and wax to protect the finish. Have the oil changed and fill the gas tank to prevent toxins and oxidation from damaging internal parts.
Take it for a Spin
If a car is not driven regularly, the battery will lose charge. Regular short runs keep the engine in good order and prevent the tires from developing flat spots. If this is not possible, take the tires off. Also, avoid using the parking brake when a car is in storage because the pads could fuse to the rotors.
Put up a No Vacancy Sign
Mice, squirrels and other small creatures love to make nests in vehicles that don’t move very often. Plug up the exhaust pipe and air intake with steel wool to discourage entry, and arrange mothballs or cotton balls or swabs that have been soaked in peppermint oil around the perimeter of the car to keep intruders out.
Need more help with vehicle care? Contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet.
In 2019, iSeeCars.com analyzed over 15.8 million cars in 2019 to find out the longest-lasting car brands. Their sole aim was to figure out which makes and models had made it past the 200,000-mile mark on the odometer. The study then ranked vehicles and brands by the percentage of vehicles still on the road after 200,000 miles.
iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly cited “truck-like SUVs and pickup trucks” as the vehicles most likely to last. This category includes the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Suburban.
Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban
Both of these full-size SUVs ranked high on the chart of overall highest-ranking vehicles. The Chevrolet Suburban came in with a rating of 4.9 percent, while the Tahoe was 4.1 percent. The industry average for vehicles overall was only 1 percent, and the industry average for all SUVs was even smaller at 0.9 percent.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
In the Longest-Lasting Pickup Truck category in the iSeeCars study, 2.0 percent of the vehicles still on the road after passing the 200,000-mile mark are Chevy Silverado 1500 models. This puts them above the segment average of 1.8 percent.
When it came to the longest-lasting brands, Chevrolet came in at 4th place overall, with 1.4 percent of vehicles on the road over 200,000 miles hailing from the bowtie brand.
If you’re in the market for a long-lasting vehicle, browse our online inventory at Greenwood Chevrolet.
This year, Overland Journal introduced a new award for Truck of the Year. For the inaugural year, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison was named the Overland Truck of the Year in the mid-size truck segment. Overland Journal also gave awards for the best full-size truck, adventure motorcycle, and SUV. To determine the winners, editors sent the trucks through thousands of miles of testing, both on- and off-road, over the course of nearly a year.
Overland Journal editors were impressed with the stunning
capabilities of the Colorado ZR2 Bison, as well as its great available
features. These include its Turbo-Diesel engine, a winch-ready steel front
bumper, full-length rock sliders, front and rear locking differentials, its
rear steel bumper, and a great suspension system.
The Colorado ZR2 Bison is ready to tackle your next
adventure with a wide range of standard off-road-ready equipment including five
skid plates, a modified rear axle, large fender flares, cast-iron control arms,
and Revolutionary Multimatic DSSV dampers.
Power comes from the standard 3.6-liter V6 with 308
horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. However, it’s also available with a diesel
engine, which has an output of 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. When
properly equipped, the Colorado ZR2 Bison has a maximum payload capacity of
The judges heaped praise on the trailering systems of the
Sierra and Silverado, which employ numerous cameras to provide multiple views
around the vehicles from the bed, around the outside of the vehicle, and even through
the trailer. A transparent trailer view
in the vehicles uses cameras to create a view representing what’s immediately
behind the trailer, taking the stress out of backing a trailer and eliminating
the need for a second person to help you maneuver. You’ll be able to enjoy a
clear view of what’s behind the trailer on an 8-inch infotainment touch screen on
the truck’s dashboard. This handy technology is more than user friendly — it’ll
give you a sense of security greater than ever before.
The Chevrolet Corvette continues to win both hearts and awards. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 earned honors at the 2019 Sport Auto Awards in November, taking home two trophies: one in Convertibles/Roadsters under 150,000 and the other in Euros and Coupes under 150,000 Euros.
The Corvette Z06 boasts a 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 that
delivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to that kind of power,
it earned a score of 52.2 percent in the convertibles and roadsters class,
allowing the Corvette Z06 to take the top prize over the Jaguar F-Type SVR and
Maserati GranCabrio. In the coupe class, the Corvette Z06 had a tighter race.
It beat out the F-Type SVR and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye with a
score of 38.7 percent.
This is the 27th year that the German magazine, Sport
Auto, has run the awards, which are calculated in a reader’s choice format.
Readers chose from a field of 238 vehicles in 18 production and 10 tuning
vehicle categories Almost 13,000 readers participated this year in the voting
process, which is held every year in November.
Chevrolet is planning to release a new Corvette, which will
be the most powerful version of the Corvette Stingray ever made. It’s capable
of producing 490 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. With stats like that, more
awards are surely in Chevrolet’s future.
The SEMA Show is an annual event that reveals innovative aftermarket
products and celebrates the organization’s partnership with famous automakers.
Plus, it’s where the industry’s best vehicles are crowned with a prestigious
title, based on their segment. These awards are given to just five categories
of vehicles — including trucks.
The Silverado brought home the Truck of the Year title thanks
to Chevy’s dedication to introducing new features and technologies year in and
year out, aimed at constantly elevating user experience in a Silverado. This
includes technology like an available 15-view camera system to make trailering
easier, an available Head-Up Display that can project information to on the
windshield so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road, and two
segment-first rear-seatback storage compartments.
Because of these innovations and new features being added into the Silverado and other Chevy vehicles, Chevrolet continues to show its dedication to bringing only the best to its fans. This has allowed the Silverado to thrive for many years, and the best is still yet to come for Silverado fans.
If you intend on traveling during the holiday season, it’s important to plan out your road trip so you better avoid traffic and enjoy the trip. Follow these travel trips so you can have a more stress-free road trip.
popular travel days
Unless you want to be stuck in traffic, you should attempt to
avoid driving on popular travel days. For Thanksgiving, you should travel to
your destination before Wednesday and head back home before Sunday to try to
beat the crowds.
Set an early
If you have a tight schedule around the holidays, you want to
ensure you reach your destination on time. Set your alarm a bit early so you
can get a head start on your drive and be less stressed about making a specific
reservation or event.
The last thing you want is to arrive at your destination and realize you’ve forgotten something important in your home. Before embarking on your trip, compile a checklist of everything you need to bring on your trip. It’s also a good idea to fill your gas tank and fully charge your phone before driving.
We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season this year. Before traveling, stop by our dealership for necessary maintenance.
Chevrolet revealed the 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible, which is the first-ever Corvette convertible with a mid-engine and a hardtop. The hardtop Corvette convertible has new impressive features and gives a powerful performance.
With the hardtop, the
cabin of the Stingray is quieter, which makes for more relaxing drives. The
hardtop also has a sleek appearance and adds more security. When you put the
top down, you can still utilize the spacious trunk and the front storage
compartment of the convertible to store your sports equipment and other cargo.
You can activate the two-piece top when
driving at speeds of up to 30 mph, and you can retract it in just 16 seconds. You
can have a roof that is body-colored, or you can opt for the Carbon Flash
metallic-painted nacelles and roof for a bold style.
The convertible contains a 6.2-liter Small Block V8 LT2 engine, which reaches 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission pairs with the engine. Plus, the vehicle’s chassis was adjusted to provide a spirited performance.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible is an exciting new vehicle. We at Greenwood Chevrolet encourage you to stop by our dealership to take one of our Chevrolet models out for a test drive to learn more about the available features.
Chevrolet is adding some exciting new updates for 2020. The 2020 Silverado 1500 is receiving a powerful new
diesel engine, while the 2020 Corvette Stingray is becoming mid-engined.
2020 Silverado 1500
For the first time since
1997, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offering an available diesel engine. Paired
with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the new 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine achieves 277 horsepower and 460
lb-ft of torque.
The powerful engine also has
an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.* As such, the
fuel-efficient truck can help you save money on fuel over time.
2020 Corvette Stingray
The 2020 Corvette Stingray is
the very first Corvette to have an engine placed behind passengers. The engine
itself is a 6.2-liter LT2 V8, which reaches 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of
torque. With the new placement, the profile is different, and it’s easier to
get into the vehicle.
The Continuously Variable
Valve Timing enhances the engine’s performance. Meanwhile, the standard
dual-clutch transmission makes shifting smooth and quick.
We at Greenwood Chevrolet are thrilled for the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Discuss the latest models with us and take a test drive at Greenwood Chevrolet.
* Silverado 1500 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I-6 engine EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 highway.
It’s back-to-school season, which means the streets are likely to have more traffic congestion and more foot traffic. Whether you’re dropping off your children at school or simply driving past a school building, here are some important back-to-school safety tips to keep in mind.
There are several things you can do to improve the safety of
your family and others when dropping off your children at school. First, avoid
double parking, since it can lower the visibility for other drivers and students.
When picking up or dropping off, always do so in the designated location.
Dropping your child off across the street may save you time waiting in line,
but it can be dangerous for your child to cross the street.
Even if you don’t have kids, you’ll still need to share the
road with school-age children. It’s important to avoid blocking the crosswalk
while stopping at a red light since students might walk into traffic trying to
get around your vehicle. Additionally, slow down in school zones in case
students are walking.
We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope your family has a fantastic
school year. Stop by our service department for a vehicle inspection and any
necessary maintenance before making the commute to school.