Archive for June 27, 2013

Hot Deals Cool Rides

At College Chevrolet Buick we strive to provide the highest quality vehicles and service at outstanding prices. And right now with our Hot Deals Cool Rides event going on we’re certainly hitting the pricing part.

When you stop in to College you’ll get a first-hand look at our outstanding service and new and improved showroom! Not to mention all the great deals we have on vehicles like the Chevy Cruze, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Buick Enclave.

However, the great deals don’t stop with our featured vehicles. Find amazing deals on new and used Chevy and Buick cars, trucks, and SUVs all across our lot! Like the 2013 Buick LaCrosse, recently named a Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award winner.

Whatever your auto needs College Chevy is always here to help. Stop by our dealership located right of I-94, give us a call, or check out our website.

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter for unique contest and special offers.

Chevy and the U.S. Soccer Federation

One year after announcing a partnership with Manchester United, Chevy is making its way back to the pitch. Last week Chevrolet announced a three-year sponsorship deal with the United States Soccer Federation.  This means Chevrolet will likely be traveling to Brazil next year for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Soccer is far and away the most popular sport in the world, played in virtually every city across the world. As Chevrolet continues to grow the brand globally partnerships like the one with ManU and U.S. Soccer are vital.

 

The popularity of soccer, or futbol if you prefer, also continues to grow in the United States, ranking only second to football in the millennial age group.

“Chevrolet has an impressive history as a global brand and we’re excited to begin this partnership,’ said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. “We are looking forward to working closely with such a committed and supportive company across all of our National Teams, especially our Youth National Teams and Development Academy.”

We’re excited to see the expansion of Chevrolet as it grows to new markets. Spreading to new markets helps stimulate new ideas and unique innovations for future Chevy vehicles. At College we always look forward to the next big thing from Chevrolet, so that we can share it with you.

 

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How Hot is Too Hot?

On a warm summer day, sometimes it’s nice to have your animal companions get out of the house and go for a ride. But remember even mild outside temperatures can become deadly heat inside a locked car within minutes.

After just 10 minutes a car can be as hot as 94 degrees on a 75 degree day. And that temperature can hit 109 after 30 minutes. Turning what was supposed to be a quick trip to the grocery store into something far worse.

This is also critically important for parents with young children. Children should never be left alone in a vehicle, especially in the summer months as temperatures hit the 90s and above outside.

Aside from making sure you don’t leave your children or pets inside a hot vehicle, it’s important to remember to take necessary precautions to ensure safety.

 

Take the time to lock your vehicle. Children often use cars as hiding places for games. An unlocked vehicle could lead to a child getting trapped inside the cabin or trunk.

While we don’t wish to scare parents or guardians we do want you to be alert and mindful to protect your loved ones this summer. The summer is a great time for family outings, vacations, sporting events, cookouts, and more. And at College Chevy we hope it stays that way.

Return of the Rear-Wheel Chevy

After a nice long hibernation, 17 years, Chevy has brought back a rear-wheel drive sedan. The 2014 Chevrolet SS not only brings back rear-wheel drive to the Chevy fleet, but also adds to an already impressive performance line.

 

“The all-new SS is engineered for performance enthusiasts who’ve been clamoring for a rear-wheel-drive sedan,” said vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, Chris Perry.  “Adding the SS to the lineup further solidifies Chevrolet’s position as America’s best-selling performance-car brand that also includes the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and Camaro Z/28.”

Chevrolet recently announced the SS to be listed at $44,470 MSRP. For those who have heard that the Chevy SS will only come in one trim, that is correct. However, the SS is loaded with amenities. Chevy MyLink with a GPS-based navigation system, Bose® premium audio system with a 12-month trial of SirusXM, rear-vision camera with rear park assist, push-button start, and heated and ventilated front seats with memory are all standard.

A power sunroof and full-size spare tire are the only optional features for the 2014 SS.

Since the Chevy SS is a Chevrolet performance car, let’s look at some of the performance features. Equipped with the powerful LS3 6.2L small-block V-8, the SS is SAE certified at 415 HP and 415 lb-ft of torque. With that type of power it accelerates from 0 to 60 in roughly five seconds.  The six-speed automatic transmission can be sifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

While there’s still a bit of time before the 2014 Chevy SS makes its way to College, we excited for its arrival. In the meantime you can watch as the SS rips up the track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.