Car and Driver Names Two Chevy Pickups to List of Best Used Trucks

Chevy Silverado 1500 | Asheville, NC
Chevy Silverado 1500 | Asheville, NC

Car and Driver recently named two Chevrolet models to its list of the Best Used Trucks. This includes the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet S10 – which was later replaced by the midsize Colorado. Both of these models offer long-term reliability, affordability, and performance, which makes them a smart buy for any car shopper.

Used vehicles have been in especially high demand in recent years. That’s because used models help you avoid the initial depreciation of new cars, and most cars are more reliable than ever before. So, you take less of a risk when buying used than in previous decades. Car and Driver measured criteria ranging from capabilities and reliability to decide that the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the S10 were its top picks for used trucks.

The Silverado 1500 is a top choice among used trucks because it can tow heavy loads, drive in the city without guzzling gas, and it has a wide range of features and trims available. The 4.8-liter and 5.3-liter engine options combine power with fuel economy, and the first-generation Silverado 1500 is an especially good bargain for anyone looking to spend less. Plus, Chevy parts are easy to come by, which means repairs and maintenance won’t cost more than many competitors.

The S10 ZR2 is the predecessor to the Colorado, and it comes with a dedicated off-road design. Between 1994 and 2003, the S10 ZR2 came with a particularly sturdy frame, a tuned suspension (with Bilstein shocks and 31-inch tires), and a 4.3-liter V6 that had an impressive 250 lb-ft of torque. For those who want an affordable, off-road-ready truck, the S10 ZR2 is the way to go. Check out the Colorado for a more recent design that carries over many of the S10 model’s best qualities.

If you want to find a high-quality, reliable pre-owned truck in Asheville, NC, you won’t find a better selection anywhere than Asheville Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Equinox Named a Safe Vehicle for Teens

Chevrolet Equinox Named a Safe Vehicle for Teens | Asheville, NC
Chevrolet Equinox Named a Safe Vehicle for Teens | Asheville, NC

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.

Chevy Begins the Bolt EV Academy Series Online

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV | Asheville. NC
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV | Asheville. NC

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.

Go Green With Your Car In The New Year

Go Green With Your Car - Asheville, NC
Go Green With Your Car – Asheville, NC

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 Petroleum Institute.

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.

Less Weight

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 all-around drive.

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.