Shopping for a vehicle for a teen driver can be difficult. You have a lot of different factors to consider, one of the most pressing being safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety takes out some of the guesswork with its new list of safe vehicles for teens, which names the Chevrolet Equinox one of your best bets.
IIHS pegs the 2016 and newer Chevrolet Equinox as one of the best choices among small SUVs due to its performance in crash testing and Consumer Reports reliability scores. One feature that IIHS doesn’t mention: Teen Driver. This system, standard on newer Equinox models, allows you to promote safe driving habits without being in the car. Teen Driver Technology lets you track your child’s driving performance with an in-vehicle report card that shows you details like maximum speed and how many times Forward Collision Alert technology was engaged.
Beyond safety, the new Chevrolet Equinox is a smart choice because it gives your teen driver as much of what they want as what they need. The Equinox is spacious enough that they can bring along a few friends for an evening out (or do the driving on your next family grocery trip), it offers modern connectivity technology so that they can stay in touch with you, and it’s got a dynamic look that helps them stand out. If you’re shopping for a vehicle that’s safe for teens, Asheville Chevrolet in Asheville, North Carolina, has new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Equinox SUVs in stock. Bring your budding driver in to see what the Equinox can offer and drive away with the confidence that you’ve made a smart choice.
Purchasing an electric vehicle is beneficial for numerous reasons like reduced fuel costs and fewer harmful emissions. That’s why Chevrolet produced the Bolt EV Academy video series online. Its goal is to inform you about the myriad advantages of driving an all-electric vehicle like the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV, with information straight from the engineers who designed it.
The Bolt EV Academy hits on topics like charging, infotainment systems, storage capacity, and safety. There are many videos explaining the electric motor capabilities, and you can find material that shows how to charge effectively, install a charging station at home, and how to plan a road trip in an EV.
The series continues into the innovative one-pedal driving feature that accelerates when pressed down and decelerates when released. You can find videos on the regen-on-demand that captures energy from braking to power the battery, or tutorials on personalizing the safety systems.
The release of the Bolt EV Academy comes at the perfect time, as electrified vehicles continue to grow in popularity year after year and people are hungrier for streaming content than ever before. The automaker even released a series of videos through the National Corvette Museum earlier this year, proving how eager people are to learn about Chevrolet’s iconic, creative vehicles.
Once you’ve watched the Bolt EV Academy series online, give us a call at Asheville Chevrolet to learn more about this revolutionary electric vehicle.
As we move into 2020, there are tons of ways you can make
your car a little bit more eco-friendly. Here are some easy ways to go green
with your car in the New Year.
Replace Your Air
Filter more frequently
The air filter is there for a reason, and having a clogged
air filter means the particles it should be collecting go into the atmosphere.
Plus, a clogged air filter can lower your gas mileage by as much as ten percent.
Not only will this save you money at the pump, it’ll mean fewer emissions and
less need for gasoline.
Switch to synthetic oil
If you replace the oil in your engine with synthetic oil,
you are reducing the amount of raw oil that needs to be drilled. Many synthetic
oils don’t carry chemicals that breakdown at higher temperatures like petroleum
products do, so they won’t release into the atmosphere. You can easily choose a
synthetic oil with energy-conserving compounds by looking for a label from the American
Drive a bit slower
Faster driving not only makes you more likely to get hit
with speeding tickets, it also releases more emissions into the atmosphere.
Driving at a consistent 60 mph or under can save up to 15 percent on gas
mileage, which means less reliance on fossil fuels.
If your car is packed full of cargo in the back seat or
trunk, that extra weight can actually force your engine to work harder, resulting
in more emissions. Clean out your vehicle for less weight and a better
If you’re looking for a qualified technician to replace your air filter or fill your car with high-quality synthetic oil, make an appointment with the service department at Asheville Chevrolet.