An Overlook Of The Corvette Grand Sport



The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport roars with performance and will remain as an icon in today’s market and for years to come. The Grand Sport is the latest member of the Corvette lineup and carries on the racing spirit of the original 1963 model.  By combining the power of the legendary LT1 6.2L engine with a lightweight, race-bred chassis and aerodynamics package, Chevrolet is able to provide incredible grip and handling for the 2017 model. The crafted and beautifully mastered engine is capable of 460 horsepower and 465 lb.ft. of torque. A dry-sump oil system delivers oil flow through the most extreme cornering, helping the Grand Sport deliver a consistently high level of performance.

In the Grand Sport, there is a mode for every road. With the turn of a dial, everything can change. Five distinct driver modes calibrate up to 12 performance variables to customize the Corvette for any terrain.

Lightweight architecture and Z06-style rear spoiler help reduce lift, while large, available carbon fiber rocker panels and rear spoiler further reduce weight and contribute to overall aerodynamics. An available Carbon Fiber Ground Effects Package takes this vehicle a setup over the top for the ultimate in design performance. What more could you ask for when purchasing a Corvette?


Looking forward to custom designing your very own 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport? We welcome you to stop by and visit us at Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, or Huntersville today.


5 Ways To Keep Your Car Cool In The Squelching Summer Heat


Summers in the South are hot, and highs are regularly in the 90s. After just an hour and a half in the sun, the temperature of a car is, on average, 48 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. So, on a 95-degree day, your car will be 143 degrees. How can you prevent your car’s interior from being so sweltering? Take a look at these tips to keep your car cool and to prevent your air conditioning from working overtime when you do step inside your summertime vehicle.

  1. Consider a windshield shade. A reflective protector for your front windshield can keep your car nearly 40-degrees cooler, according to Since central North Carolina has an extended summer season and hot temperatures most months of the year, you may want to invest in a custom windshield shade, crafted to fit your Impala, Volt, Equinox, or Colorado.
  2. Follow the Sun’s Position. If you do have a windshield shade, it’s best to park facing the sun so that the shade can reflect the majority of the rays. If you don’t have a shade, park with the sun at your car’s bumper to avoid the steering wheel and driver’s seat from becoming so hot. Moving your car throughout the day to avoid direct sunlight can also help to keep the interior cool.
  3. Opt for Shade. In any parking situation, it’s best to opt for a shady spot, even if you have to walk farther to reach your destination.
  4. Crack the Windows. A car sitting in the sun essentially becomes a greenhouse, trapping heat inside the small cab. Cracking windows can prevent heat from building up by allowing some hot air to escape.
  5. Upgrade to ventilated seats. Many cars and trucks, like the Silverado, come equipped with ventilated seats to keep drivers and passengers from sustaining burns on hot leather.

These simple steps can keep your car cooler and your daily commute much more comfortable. When you do hop into a hot vehicle, roll the windows down and turn on the lower AC vents (at your feet) to drive heat up and out of the car for a quick cool down. Or, opt for remote start and get the AC going before you even approach the vehicle.

Interested in test driving or purchasing your own Chevrolet? We welcome you to stop by and visit us at Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, and Huntersville today.

Chevrolet Takes The Next Step In Lowering Fuel Costs


Chevrolet recently announced that they are partnering with Power Solutions International, Inc. to introduce heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. “Expanding choice is the key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels and EVs versus using traditional gasoline,” said Ed Peper, U.S. Vice President of GM Fleet. This month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” spanning 35 states. Though the network is already nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built. We are extremely proud of Chevrolet for taking the next step in introducing natural gas and lowering fuel costs!


Interested in test driving or purchasing your own Chevrolet? We welcome you to stop by and visit us at Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, and Huntersville today.

Three Things To Love About The Chevrolet Volt


Oftentimes, when consumers think of Chevrolet, they automatically think of trucks. However, the brand is full of cars with forward-thinking features and amazing technological advancements. Although, Chevrolet is not necessarily known for their electric cars, the Volt is impressive. Here are four reasons you should love Chevrolet’s newest green initiative—the 2017 Volt EV.

  1. It’s technologically advanced. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra noted, “The Bolt EV is capable of using the latest mobile app technology to enable car sharing, advanced GPS routing and gamification, all designed to enhance the ownership experience now and into the future.” The car will feature:
    1. A MyLink Color Touch-Screen Display
    2. A Rear Camera Mirror
    3. Surround Vision
    4. Connectivity to MyChevrolet Mobile App
    5. EV Navigation Mapping
    6. Gamification
  2. It’s electric. The new EV, going into production at the end of this year, will offer 200 miles of driving on a full electric charge.
  3. It’s fun. The new gamification capabilities on the horizon will allow drivers to compete to determine who has the most energy-efficient driving style.
  4. It’s safe. With features like Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Forward Safety Awareness, the Volt will keep you safe on your commute.




To test drive a Volt, stop by Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, and Huntersville today.