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Tires 101

Tires 101

Learn about tire maintenance today with your local Southern Tier Chevrolet Dealers. 

 

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Did you just purchase your dream Chevy? Or maybe you are wanting to learn more about how to keep your car in optimal condition. Either way, every car owner should know about one key feature; tires and their upkeep. 

Start With the Basics – Picking the Right Tires

Before you need to know about tire upkeep and maintenance, you’ll want to make sure you’ve chosen the correct tires for your lifestyle. Different tires can be ideal for certain conditions, and not for others. 

  • All-Season Tires: These tires use a blend of technologies, compounds, and treads to make them ideal for most driving conditions including snow, rain, heat, and cold.

  • All-Terrain Tires: A high performance on most road surfaces, in most weather, and even for off-road driving too. Something to consider with these tires is that the tread patterns may wear down more quickly, so users should consider more frequent tire rotations.

  • Performance Tires: Designed for those driving in more demanding circumstances, offering more enhanced handling. These tires generally have high speed ratings, meaning drivers can travel more safely at higher speeds than with other tires.

  • Run-Flat Tires: These tires can be driven with no air pressure without needing a stop for a tire change. Though safe to drive, they should not be driven too far or too fast.

  • Winter Tires: The name might make these tires’ use clear, as they are designed for increased traction in snowy or icy conditions. However, these tires include possible decreased traction on dry-road conditions, higher road-noise, and shorter tread life. 

  • Summer-Only Tires: Again, this name depicts intended usage. With a specific tread design and compound, summer-only tires are optimal for both dry and wet conditions, though this decreases in colder conditions and they are not safe to use in winter conditions.

Upkeep Made Easy With Chevrolet’s Complete Care

Tires are one of the most important features of your vehicle. But, rubber ages, and many factors influence this aging, including your upkeep habits, making maintenance very important! Fortunately, with Chevrolet’s Complete Care, upkeep is made simpler.

Chevrolet Complete Care is a comprehensive owner benefit program, providing support and services from the moment you purchase your Chevrolet vehicle. Our Chevrolet certified technicians are trained to inspect your tires and replace them when needed.

In the first 12 months of owning your new vehicle, one maintenance visit for a variety of services, including a tire rotation, is covered!

Tips to Know When it Comes to Your Tires

If you are one of many who can get overwhelmed when it comes to the terms, tips, and everything to know about your vehicle, here’s a list of the most important things to remember when it comes to your tires.

  • Tire Pressure: Correct air pressure in your tires is crucial, as under-inflation and over-inflation both carry risks.

  • Under-Inflated Tires: Causes irregular and premature wear down on tires, poor handling of vehicle, reduced fuel economy, and possible overheating that could lead to a dangerous blow-out on the road.

  • Over-Inflated Tires: Causes unusual wear down of tires, poor handling of vehicle, a rougher ride, and greater risk of damage.

Thankfully, each vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system will automatically measure the pressure of your tires, and send a warning alert to the driver when one or more tires is low in pressure. But still, even with technology, it’s helpful to know how to check your tire's air pressure. Here are a few tips:

  • The air pressure in your tires should be checked at least once a month, and more frequently in colder weather or when the car has not been driven for some time. 

  • A tire information label is found on the doorframe of each vehicle and provides the recommended air pressure for your specific vehicle.

  • Use a gauge, when it comes to the air pressure of a tire, they can appear full when they are actually low. When it comes to tire pressure, guessing isn’t suggested.

  • Don’t forget about your spare, when you’re checking the pressure of your tires – check your spare tire too, just in case! 

Enjoy Your Ride With Chevrolet

Your Chevy is more than just a mode for transportation. It can also be the space you get some alone time to relax or spend valued time with your family. Prioritizing the upkeep of your tires will make for a smoother, safer ride, and help you feel more confident behind the wheel while continuing to find new roads.

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Plan Your Perfect Summer Adventure

Plan Your Perfect Summer Adventure

Hit the open road this summer in your Chevrolet vehicle

 

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The sun is shining, the air is warm, and the opportunities for exploration are endless. It’s time to pack up your Chevy Tahoe with your family, friends, gear, and food, and hit the road on your next great adventure! 

Are you wishing you could take in the breathtaking beauty of a mountain range? Visit a beautiful lake or magical forest? Or even catch some waves by the ocean on either coast?

The Chevy Tahoe is here for all of that.

This SUV is bigger, better, bolder – and is an excellent vehicle for exploration and adventure for many reasons. It offers plenty of space for passengers and their cargo. Prioritizing comfort and convenience, the spacious cabin offers unique seating combinations and accommodating storage configurations, along with ample leg room in the third row. You are able to load this vehicle up and loosen up! 

With its Duramax ® 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine, this vehicle is the most fuel-efficient full-size SUV, a major benefit with the current higher-than-normal gas prices throughout the U.S.

The Chevy Tahoe is first in class for safety, as all 2022 models come standard with Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of six advanced safety and driver assistance features. It also comes equipped with Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.  

Wherever on the map, your next destination is calling, the Chevy Tahoe will ensure that along the way, your journey is safe, efficient, and comfortable. Your summer adventures this year will be some for the books. Finding new roads is as easy as ever when you are in a Chevrolet

 

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Detail Your Ride

Detail Your Ride

The Southern Tier Chevy Dealers have some advice to get your car in tip-top shape. 

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With the advent of summer, it’s the perfect time to make your Chevy shine once again: it’s time for a thorough detail. If you are prepared to take on a DIY detail, there’s no need to be intimidated: you can get your Chevy sparkling once again with a few easy steps!

  1. Scrub a Dub: Find a nice area of shade, where you can suds-up and rinse off your Chevy. The shade will allow you to see any residue left on your vehicle, and any scratches or cracks in the paint. In a bucket, mix soap (either dish soap or automotive-approved soap)  in water, then dip your sponge in the bucket and start scrubbing away.  

  2. Splish Splash: Next, use a hose to rinse the soap off your vehicle, ensuring that all bubbles are washed away so the soap does not leave a film, which would truly prevent your Chevy’s real shine from coming through.

  3. Dry: Using a microfiber towel, preferably, gently dry your vehicle section by section in a circular motion. If you want to raise your drying game a bit, you can also use a leaf blower, just make sure there is not any debris lodged in the blower that could land on your car.

  4. Time to Shine: Once dry, it’s time to bring out that showroom sparkle. To polish your paint, the right tools and proper technique are paramount. Some tools that are excellent to have on hand are an orbital polisher, an assortment of polishing pads in various sizes, and a good polishing compound. Experts recommend watching instructional videos so as to get your technique down regarding arm speed, pressure, and pad flatness.  

With a few hours devoted to washing, drying, and polishing your Chevy, it will be restored to that showroom sparkle in no time at all. Your Chevrolet will be ready to find new roads all summer long. 

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Join Chevy As We Drive into the Electric Future

Join Chevy As We Drive into the Electric Future

The future of vehicle powertrains is electric – the transformation is ongoing.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or simply count yourself as blissfully unaware, you’ll know that these days, gas prices are at an all-time high. Our pockets are hurting, and so is the environment. 

When you fill your vehicle up at the pump with gasoline or diesel, they then emit carbon dioxide - a greenhouse gas - out into the Earth’s atmosphere. The EPA says that greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide, methane, or nitrous oxide, all continue to build up, which is causing the atmosphere to warm up, leading to the climate changes we continue to see day-to-day. The emissions created by transportation vehicles in the United States alone contribute to 29 percent of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions.

Here at Chevrolet, we understand your concerns, whether they be financial or environmental. That’s why we continue to roll out new and improved electric vehicles, equipped with Ultium batteries, state-of-the-art technology, and EV charging systems, to make your purchase as easy as possible for both your wallet and your conscience.

Going Electric

We like to think that the decisions we make are beneficial for everyone involved. Fortunately, with an electric vehicle from Chevy, you can rest assured that is the case. 

  • Zero emissions; Hit he road without worrying about how much gas you’ll be burning because... guess what? There is none!

  • More cost-efficient; Without needing to fill up your tank, you’ll save money that you can use for more important things, like those concert tickets you’ve been eyeing.

  • Convenient to charge; Whether at home or on the road, the Ultium battery in each Chevy electric vehicle makes it simple for you to recharge as quickly as possible.

  • Find one of our more than 40,000 public charging stations while you shop or eat, and come out refueled and ready to go. 

  • The at-home electric car charging system allows you to select the type of charge you want, providing anywhere from 4 to 39 miles per hour, depending on what you choose. The best part? Installation of a home charging unit is on us.

  • Additional warranties; Your Chevy Complete Care covers extended Courtesy Transportation, as well as your battery, for 8 years or 100,000 miles, for qualifying warranty repairs.

  • Ultifi system; Our new software system will introduce you to a whole new world of personalization, access, and apps with just the touch of a button.

For a full list of Chevrolet EV perks, click here.

The Road Ahead

You might have read our recent post about the first-ever Silverado EV, with up to a 400-mile range on an estimated full charge and less than 4.5 seconds 0-60, but did you know that it also features storage capacity for items of more than 10 feet in length? The Multi-Flex Midgate makes it all possible. The Silverado also allows you to tow up to 10,000 pounds - bring your fishing boat to the lake anytime you feel the urge!

You might be wondering, other than the Chevrolet electric vehicle perks listed above, what else the Silverado EV is offering? We’re glad you asked.

  • Smaller turning radius for sharper turns on winding, back roads, thanks to the new 4-Wheel Steer, which makes parking a breeze.

  • Super Cruise Driver Assistance Technology means hands-free driving is no longer a thing of the future, but the present.

  • The available Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension makes it easier and smoother than ever to speed across bumpy or uneven terrain.

We’re also excited to announce the addition of two upcoming electric vehicles to our line-up: the Chevy Blazer and Chevy Equinox, both ready to debut in 2023. 

The 2023 Chevy Blazer will offer a sleek new design, including front grille updates, a new 10-inch-diagonal Chevrolet Blazer - 2023 screen for all models, new LED headlamps, and additional exterior colors to choose from, at an additional cost. The all-new Blazer also provides Adaptive Cruise Control availability, as well as the Chevy Safety Assist package, and includes:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking

  • Following Distance Indicator

  • Forward Collision Alert

  • Front Pedestrian Braking

  • Lane Keep Assist, with Lane Departure Warning

  • IntelliBeam automatic high beams

And we couldn’t forget the fan-favorite Chevy Equinox, ready for you to drive in late 2023. This top-selling SUV will be available for the first time in an all-electric form and will feature an updated, futuristic design, complete with walk-up lighting. Stay tuned for more exciting updates, coming soon!

Sign up for updates on these and other Chevy electric vehicles and announcements here.

Are you ready to take the first step toward the electric future? Stop by one of our showrooms or schedule a test drive today. 

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