Bolt EV Named on KBB’s List of the 10 Longest-Range Electric Cars

2020 Chevy Bolt EV Named on KBB List of the 10 Longest-Range Electric Cars | Asheville, NC
2020 Chevy Bolt EV Named on KBB List of the 10 Longest-Range Electric Cars | Asheville, NC

One of the fastest-growing trends in the automotive industry at the moment is the emergence of EVs. With so many electric vehicles arriving in automakers’ lineups, it can be hard to stand out. Still, that is precisely what the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV has managed to do.

After all, the signature Chevy EV cemented its place on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Longest-Range Electric Cars of 2020.

The chief feature that managed to impress the editors at Kelley Blue Book was the vehicle’s new extended range. Thanks to some recent upgrades, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV can now travel 259 miles on a single charge and manages to achieve an EPA-estimated fuel rating of 118 MPGe*.

“The Bolt is quick, quiet, compliant, and versatile. It makes an excellent city car or runabout, and with some planning for recharges can even be a road-tripper,” commented a group of KBB editors.

The 2020 Bolt EV is also a technological juggernaut in other ways. For example, its 10.2-inch diagonal touch screen is not only advanced, but easy to use, allowing you to access all of the apps that matter most on the go.

You can learn just how technologically advanced this EV is for yourself when you visit Asheville Chevrolet and take the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV out for a test drive.

*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

Chevy Updates the Trim Levels of the 2021 Colorado

Chevy Updates the Trim Levels of the 2021 Colorado | Asheville, NC
Chevy Updates the Trim Levels of the 2021 Colorado | Asheville, NC

There are some exciting changes coming to the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, including new exterior color options and new badging. However, one of the most substantial updates is to the trim levels of the 2021 Colorado.

The 2021 Colorado will no longer offer its base trim. As such, the truck’s first trim level will now be the Work Truck. For the 2020 model year, these two trims have many similarities, though the Work Truck does have some additional features, like carpeted floormats and dual rear seats with under-seat storage.

The main reason behind cutting the base trim is that many drivers preferred the Work Truck trim because of its wider range of standard and available amenities. Accordingly, Chevrolet spokesperson Chris Bonelli said, “We believe Colorado will remain very competitively priced in the mid-size truck segment and will see continued strong sales fueled by its fresh new look. ” 

Each 2021 Colorado model has an impressive new design with an upgraded tailgate and grille along with unique badging. The truck rides on 17-inch wheels and gives you more color options with Dune Metallic, Cherry Bomb Tintcoat and Pow Zinga Metallic.

We at Asheville Chevrolet look forward to adding the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Colorado to our inventory. Check out the current models we have in stock in Asheville, North Carolina, by viewing our online selection.

Money-Saving Tips to Help You Afford a New Car

Money-Saving Tips | Asheville, NC
Money-Saving Tips | Asheville, NC

Purchasing a new car is a huge financial commitment. As such, it may be necessary to save a large amount of money in order to afford your new vehicle. Fortunately, there are a few easy money-saving tips to help get you behind the wheel in newt to no time.

Eliminate Unnecessary Spending

While it may be tempting to purchase a fancy outfit for yourself or the latest technology, doing so while you’re getting ready to invest in a new car may not be the best decision. Instead, avoid any unnecessary purchases so that you can put that money toward your new vehicle.

Set Up a Savings Account

If you don’t have a savings account set up already, you should seriously consider setting one up while you’re saving up money to buy a new car. With this money placed in a separate account, you’ll be much less likely to use it while paying your other bills or just on a whim.

Trade In Your Old Vehicle

Since you likely won’t be using your old vehicle when you obtain your new set of wheels, you might want to consider trading it in at a dealership like Asheville Chevrolet. Doing so will help reduce the cost of your new car, truck, or SUV.

If you need any additional financial advice, feel free to speak with our team of financial experts at Asheville Chevrolet.

Tips For Driving Safely In The Rain

Tips For Driving Safely In The Rain - Asheville, NC
Tips For Driving Safely In The Rain – Asheville, NC

Driving on a warm, sunny day can be relaxing and fun. However, once the clouds open up and the rain starts to fall, driving can quickly become more difficult. Here are a few tips for how to drive safely in the rain.

  • Wait Until the Weather Clears. If a heavy storm is rolling through, it is better to wait until it passes before you start driving. Don’t put yourself and other drivers in danger if you have time to wait.
  • Turn on Your Headlights. In North Carolina, it is the law that you must turn on your headlights whenever you need to use your windshield wipers during inclement weather. Even if it is just a light rain, your headlights can help other drivers see your car.
  • Slow Down. Wet roads are slippery roads. If you need to do a quick stop, it will take your car longer to stop than when roads are dry, and you can quickly lose control. This means you should slow down and leave more following room between you and other vehicles.
  • Avoid Puddles. While puddles may seem harmless or even fun to drive through, they can hide large potholes and be far deeper than they look. Driving through standing water can cause your car to hydroplane and lose traction.

If you need some new tires before your next road trip through a rainy area — or want an expert opinion on your car’s condition — pay us a visit at Asheville Chevrolet.

How To Tell If Your Tires Are Worn Out

How To Tell If Your Tires Are Worn Out - Asheville, NC
How To Tell If Your Tires Are Worn Out – Asheville, NC

The quality of your tires can be the difference between smooth sailing and potentially dangerous bad traction for your vehicle. The easiest way to check whether your tires are worn out is — surprisingly — by using a penny as your measurement tool.

Simply stick a penny into the groove of your tires with President Lincoln’s head pointing down. Your tires are fine if Lincoln’s head is covered. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then your tires have worn past 2/32 of an inch, and you should get a replacement set as soon as possible.

The tread in a tire is how your vehicle keeps traction on the road. Big grooves allow water and debris to move past the wheel and keep a firm grip on the road. Bald tires reduce the amount of debris and water that can move through, so they lose grip in adverse road conditions. The state of North Carolina even requires that your tires have at least 2/32 inch tread to increase overall road safety.

There can be other signs of wear. More worn tread in the center can mean over-inflation of the tires, uneven wear can be a result of misalignment, and if there is wear on the edges, your tires may be underinflated.

Check your tires today to stay safe. If you need new tires or want an expert opinion, the certified service professionals at Asheville Chevrolet can help you out.