Shopping for a safe first vehicle for your teen driver in Florida? Check out the five Chevy vehicles that recently received 5-star NHTSA ratings. Discover which models earned this coveted status so you know which ones to test-drive with your older child here at Greenwood Chevrolet.
In the sports car segment, the 2022 Camaro secured a 5-star overall rating from NHTSA. It got five stars in the side crash and rollover tests and just one star less in the front collision test.
In the SUV category, the 2022 versions of the Equinox, Blazer, Trax, and Trailblazer earned 5-star overall ratings. Each of these models got five stars in the front and side crash protection tests and four stars in the rollover test.
Crash test performance wasn’t the only criterion that NHTSA judges had when determining 5-star rating recipients. They also considered whether or not a certain model came with recommended driver-assist technologies such as lane departure and forward collision warnings. These five models’ NHTSA ratings are just one more reason why any of them would make a protective first vehicle for your older child as they continue to fine-tune their driving skills. But don’t take our word for it! Experience the safety technologies that these NHTSA 5-star models offer when you test-drive them with your teen here at Greenwood Chevrolet in Fort Meade, Florida.
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.
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.
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.
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.