It was announced in October that with the sixth generation of one America’s favorite muscle car comes the Camaro performance package, which aims to give Camaro drivers more options for customization and to improve its abilities as a sports car. The performance package is backed by Chevrolet, so your warranty won’t be in jeopardy if
When it comes to shopping for a new car, choosing the right body style for you can be the easiest or the hardest, depending on how specific your needs are. Here are some of the pros and cons when it comes to two of the most popular types: sedan and hatchback. Sedans are four-doors with
The Chevrolet SS is getting a mid-cycle refreshed look in order to boost sales, and it’s looking better than ever. Most of the 2016 SS sedan facelift is evident in the front face and exterior. As a result, the updates grant the 2016 SS a unique and serious difference that will have collectors clamoring for
When it comes to shopping for a new car, choosing the right body style for you can be the easiest or the hardest, depending on how specific your needs are. Here are some of the pros and cons when it comes to two of the most popular types: sedan and hatchback.
Sedans are four-doors with long trunks, which are separate from the rest of the car and sit below the back window. Hatchbacks are often called five-doors because of the rear liftgate, which covers the open cargo space behind the rear seats.
Hatchbacks are often a more practical choice than sedans because they have more cargo space, and most of them have seats that fold down. The problem with hatchbacks is that it’s easy to see into the trunk, which many drivers feel insecure about. They’re also widely considered more childish-looking than sedans.
So if you’d rather have a more sophisticated car and don’t have a need for the extra cargo space and folding seats, a sedan is probably for you. On the other hand, hatchbacks offer more practicality for some drivers.
Still not sure about choosing sedan or hatchback? Check some out in person at College Chevrolet Buick.
The Chevrolet SS is getting a mid-cycle refreshed look in order to boost sales, and it’s looking better than ever. Most of the 2016 SS sedan facelift is evident in the front face and exterior. As a result, the updates grant the 2016 SS a unique and serious difference that will have collectors clamoring for it.
The four-door muscle sedan receives a new front fascia that improves overall air flow, gifting the facelifted vehicle with better aerodynamics and therefore better fuel economy and less wind noise in the cabin. The old fog lights have been replaced with LEDs, and other new exterior features include the new front grille emblem, hood vents, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The 6.2-liter V8 engine is carried over from the old version of the model, but with 415 hp, that’s nothing to sneer at. And with the added possibility of Chevy SS production retiring in 2017, the 2016 SS Sedan facelift will garner even more attention from buyers looking for something sporty and unique.
National Drive Electric Week had its largest year yet in early September, logging over 200 events across the United States. However, one of the largest events was held in Los Angeles–which comes to no surprise, really, as California is one of the most receptive markets for electric cars. The LA event featured two new, unreleased vehicles: the 2016 Nissan Leaf, and the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt.
Electric cars are becoming more popular among drivers who want to do their part in being environmentally conscious, and vehicles like the Leaf and Bolt are helpful in reducing emissions. Every time an EV is bought, the air gets a little cleaner. And with new, longer ranges on our electric vehicles, EVs are slowly becoming more and more convenient.
The 2016 Nissan Leaf will have an unprecedented range of 107 miles. However, if buyers wait one more year for the 2016 Chevrolet Bolt, which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, they can get a 200 mile range for a base sticker price of $37,500. The two cars lured in over 800 test drives for National Drive Electric Week, despite the Los Angeles heat.
Most drivers know about checking engine oil, but there are several different fluids your engine needs to keep running smoothly. Here are some car fluids you should check regularly to maintain your car’s health and functionality.
Transmission fluid is one of the most important fluids in your car, as it lets the gears run smoothly. While when checking your engine oil the car should be cold, transmission fluid is best checked when the car is running. When you check transmission fluid, your concern is the quality, not the quantity. If transmission fluid is low, there is a problem with your car. If it’s dirty, it needs replaced, but this shouldn’t be necessary more than every 50-100 thousand miles.
Coolant is another important fluid to replace, as it keeps your car from overheating. This is easy to check, as you can just glance at the fill line in the clear tank. Check your brake fluid when you do an oil change. If it’s brown instead of golden, it needs replaced. You should also keep your power steering fluid levels high, but you’ll most likely never need to replace it.
While you were driving, you slowly noticed (or perhaps quickly noticed) that the needle on your engine temperature model has just bolted upwards. What do you do now? Here’s a quick guide on what to do if your engine overheats:
- First of all, evaluate your surroundings and safely pull over.
- Cautiously lift the hood of your car, allowing some airflow to cool off the hot contents.
- Look around, but whatever you do, do not touch or remove the radiator cap, which would likely result in serious injury.
- Next, call a professional and wait for help. It is not safe to drive with an overheated engine.
- In the meantime, try to figure out what went wrong. Perhaps you are out of coolant, or one of the cooling system’s fans is broken.
In general, the summer seems to be the worst time of the year for engines overheating. Do you have any other tips? Let us know in the comments.
Whether or not you’re getting up for school or work in the mornings this summer, it’s still vital to eat a healthy breakfast. In fact, studies repeatedly show that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Here’s a short list of summer breakfast ideas to plan your next shopping trip around:
- Parfait: All you need is your favorite, low-fat yogurt, some oatmeal, and assorted fruit to make this dish; don’t forget to drizzle some honey on top!
- Quiche: Though an entire pie-shaped quiche is easy to make in advance, you can quickly make a quiche-for-one in under five minutes.
- Scrambled eggs: Simple beat an egg and pop it into the microwave for quick scrambled eggs; you can even add cheese and veggies.
- Oatmeal: There’s a reason that oatmeal has always been a classic; add your favorite fruits and spices to make it perfect.
- Smoothie: Whether your smoothies are yogurt-based, ice-based, or banana-based, the quick and healthy potential combinations are endless.
Do you have any breakfast staples you frequently enjoy? Let us know in the comments.
Whether you drive long commutes that make it feel like you live in your car or go short distances around town – no one is exempt from the occasional flat tire or dead battery. Are you prepared for when it happens to you? Here is a brief list of essential items to keep in your car for those “just in case” scenarios.
To be ready for a flat tire, be sure to keep a spare tire, car jack, and wrench located in the trunk of your vehicle. You may also want to consider keeping a tire inflator and sealer as well. In case you’re out of practice, here’s a brief brush-up on how to change a car tire.
A dead battery: it’s happened to the best of us. You go out to start your car and realized you left your lights on…oops! To get that battery up and running again, be sure to have a set of jumper cables. Here is a refresher video on how to jump your car battery.
We at College Chevrolet Buick encourage all of our readers to double check your vehicles and make sure you have these essential items, and if you have any questions, we’d be happy to help!
Sometimes words just aren’t enough.
In a recent Chevrolet press release announcing the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, the company revealed, “Words alone can’t describe the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze…so to celebrate its upcoming reveal, the media advisory is being issued in emoji.” Emojis. You know, those little cartoon pictures in text messages used to emulate a feeling or emotion.
Chevrolet’s emoji press press release included hearts, cars, rainbows, and a plethora of other icons for readers to decipher. In fact, the auto company encouraged translators of the pic-script to put their interpretations online using #ChevyGoesEmoji. Want to see how your emoticon translation skills are? You can see a full version of the emoji press release here, as well as its Chevy translation – using real words.
The new Chevrolet Cruze, which was unveiled several days after the press release, sports an athletic build, updated technology, and improved fuel economy, and according to the emojis – will put a big smile on your face.