A New Camaro Special Edition for 2018

Chevrolet has officially released a new special edition Camaro for 2018 that is powerful and ready for the track. The ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Package offers drivers an unforgettable Camaro experience.

According to Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s Cars and Crossovers Marketing Director, “In the long, storied history of Camaro performance, there’s never been another model that matches the capability of the ZL1 1LE.”

Chevrolet highlights the features of the special edition:

  • Downforce-producing aero: Unique features include a carbon fiber rear wing, specific air deflectors and dive planes on the front fascia that produce grip-generating downforce to help the car stick harder and drive faster in turns.
  • Adjustable suspension: Racing-derived, lightweight Multimatic DSSV® (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) dampers front and rear offer exceptional wheel and vehicle control. The front-end ride height is adjustable, along with the caster geometry. The rear stabilizer bar also offers three-way adjustability.
  • Wheels and tires: New, specific lightweight forged aluminum wheels are an inch wider but an inch smaller in diameter, front and rear, than standard ZL1 wheels and are used with new Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires that deliver max lateral grip of 1.10g. The overall footprint grows approximately 10 percent over the ZL1, but the wheel-and-tire package weighs about 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg) less per corner.
  • Lighter weight: The lighter wheels and dampers, along with thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat, contribute to an approximately 60-pound (27 kg) lower curb weight than a standard ZL1 Coupe. 
  • Supercharged performance and more: The power behind the ZL1 1LE is the 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine backed by a six-speed manual transmission featuring Active Rev Match. Brembo brakes are also included, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose premium audio system, heated/ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

Learn more about the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte,  Kernersville, and Huntersville today.

 

The Chevrolet Equinox: Perfect For Moms

 

Life can throw curve balls at times; be prepared for whatever life brings with the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. Moms are always on the go. Whether you’re driving to and from school, practice, tournaments, or the movies, this SUV can get the job done quickly, effectively, and safely. So why is the Chevrolet Equinox the perfect SUV for busy Moms?

 

  1. The Equinox is comfortable. This Chevrolet folds, flexes and fits. When it’s space you need, the Equinox has you covered. The Multi-Flex sliding rear seat slides back to give you 39.9 inches of rear leg room. The seats also fold down to create 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
  2. The Equinox prevents, protects and responds. Features such as forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear vision camera, side blind zone alert and more help Moms remain attentive to traffic, keeping everyone safe at all times.
  3. The Equinox features top-of-the-line technology. Equinox offers available state-of-the-art technology designed to keep you connected and entertained every time you drive. Control the music on your iPhone with steering wheel-mounted controls along with Siri Eyes Free.
  4. The Equinox has great gas mileage. Whether you’re looking to get more out of every gallon or need to tow some serious weight, Equinox has two engine options to help you get the most out of your journey.  Savings are bountiful in this SUV. Get up to 31 mpg on the highway and enjoy the benefits of the Eco Mode to maximize efficiency!

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Looking forward to getting you and your family into a new Chevrolet Equinox? Visit us at Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, or Huntersville today.

Colorado ZR2 Pickups Released

 The wait is over for the Colorado ZR2 Pickups! Initial deliveries of the highly anticipated 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup have finally begun.

 

“The Colorado ZR2 really caught our attention with its built-in versatility and the high-speed, off-road potential of the Multimatic DSSV dampers. We love the ground clearance, ride stability, departure and break over angles of the ZR2, and the inherent light weight and maneuverability of its midsize package. It should be a great platform for us to build an off-road desert-racing truck,” said Chad Hall of Hall Racing.

 

As with all Chevrolet trucks, the Colorado ZR2 is built with durability in mind, including a fully boxed frame, roll-formed high-strength steel bed and Duralife brake rotors. The ZR2 is officially on sale in dealerships nationwide, joining the award-winning Colorado midsize pickup family.

 

Looking into purchasing your very own ZR2 Pickup? We welcome you to visit us at Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, or Huntersville today.

Tahoe and Suburban Special Editions Coming Soon

 

The new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban combine strength and luxury together effortlessly. The special edition sporty trucks are available with all-new packages. The Tahoe RST package includes 420hp, 6.2L V-8 engine, Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration, and an all-new Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. “Chevrolet has continually invested in Tahoe and Suburban, developing models with varying combinations of capability, technology, and performance to meet the needs of different customers. The RST is designed for customers who want a street performance look without sacrificing capability or refinement, along with the option of increased performance as well” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck Marketing director. Chevrolet has been the best-selling full-size SUV brand for 42 years. Today, Tahoe and Suburban are the top two vehicles in the segment. They also account for 49.3 percent of retail sales, or nearly one out of every two full-size SUVs Americans bought in 2016. Tahoe and Suburban customers are also the most loyal owners in the segment, with 79 percent of owners replacing their vehicle with another Tahoe or Suburban. Here at Parks Chevrolet, we are ecstatic to present our customers with the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models in the fall of 2017.

 

Looking to get behind the wheel of your very own Chevrolet? We welcome you to visit us at  Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, or Huntersville today.

 

5 Tips For Surviving Potholes

 

Springtime is here and summer is near. For many of you, it means spring break road trips and summertime adventures, but what does it mean for your vehicle? Cold weather leaves behind pothole-filled roads that can damage your vehicle and cost you money. Take a look at a few tips and tricks to help save you both time and money.

 

  1. Look Ahead and Slow Down – Pothole season can do damage, but being alert can help you avoid potholes. Look ahead and scan for potential potholes and avoid them when you can safely do so. If you cannot avoid them, slow down. Hitting a pothole at a higher speed increases the likelihood of damage to your vehicle.

 

  1. Know What to Look For – Potholes can cause more than just tire damage. Damage can also be done to tire rims, exhaust systems, alignment, and more. If you hear your car making noises, feel it pulling in one direction or think it’s operating irregularly, be sure to take it to a professional to be assessed.

 

  1. Watch Out for Water – Hiding beneath puddles can be even deeper potholes. After rain, it’s best to avoid puddles that pose a risk to more damaging potholes.

 

  1. Check your tire pressure – Properly inflating your tires can make a significant difference in avoiding damage caused by potholes. Maintaining the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure is key. If your tires are underinflated, a pothole can cause a rupture. Overinflated tires are also more susceptible to damage from a pothole.

 

  1. Be Prepared – Make sure there’s a car jack and a lug wrench in your vehicle and that the spare tire is inflated to its proper pressure in case you need to change a flat.

 

 

Stay safe and prepared all year round with Chevrolet.

 

Looking to get behind the wheel of your very own Chevrolet? We welcome you to visit us at  Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, or Huntersville today.

 

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 AutoAnything.com. 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.

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

Keeping Your Leather in Tip-Top Shape

 

When purchasing a Chevrolet, you may be unfamiliar with maintaining the pristine condition of the leather seats in your new vehicle. It’s actually easier than you think when it comes down to cleaning and conditioning the leather in your sporty Volt or your spacious Suburban. Check out these tips on how to clean and care for the leather in your vehicle safely and correctly.

 

  1. Remove any personal belongings in the vehicle before you start cleaning.
  2. Remove all surface dirt and any lingering debris by using a vacuum.
  3. Spray down the seats using your choice of leather cleaner, like Leather Honey or Armor All Leather Care Gel. If you run out of cleaner, there is a tried-and-true DIY option. By mixing one part white vinegar and two parts linseed oil together in a spray bottle, you can create and safe and effective cleaner for your Buick.
  4. Use a flexible brush to clean out the hard-to-reach areas in the vehicle.
  5. With a microfiber cloth, wipe away remaining debris.
  6. Condition the leather in your Buick with a conditioning product, such as Lexol or Meguiar’s.

 

Many factors come into play when predicting how often the leather should be cleaned and conditioned. If the vehicle is exposed to the sun for long increments of time or regularly carries multiple passengers, cleaning and conditioning is recommended to be done every two months. If your Chevy is gently used, cleaning and conditioning is only considered necessary every six months.

 

If you’d like your leather cleaned and conditioned by a professional, the service teams at Parks Chevrolet in Charlotte, Kernersville, and Huntersville are always ready to make your vehicle’s seats look brand new again.