Style trends come and go, but modern driving needs and lifestyles are here to stay. In order to best meet the needs of modern drivers, GM has decided to stop making three of its Chevy sedans: the Chevy Impala (full-size sedan), Chevy Cruze (compact car), and Chevy Volt (plug-in hybrid electric car). GM’s announcement comes with little surprise, as it’s the third domestic automaker to begin focusing on the growing SUV, truck, and electric vehicle segments.
The goodbye is bittersweet, as Americans have been moving away from sedans and towards SUVs for years now. American drivers are drawn to the versatility, space, smarts, and capabilities of SUVs. GM’s decision, therefore, will likely do nothing but allow the automaker to fine-tune the sedans it continues to offer and focus its attention on the vehicles that American drivers most desire. In addition, GM plans that “resources allocated to electric and autonomous vehicle programs will double in the next two years,” demonstrating its commitment to future automotive innovation.
Are you a proud owner of one of the discontinued sedans? Never fear, as you’ll still be able to have your vehicle serviced and repaired for years to come. Although GM is moving onto more popular segments and innovative electric vehicle technologies, it’ll never abandon its loyal customer base. That’s a guarantee from our team at Amesbury Chevrolet.
With the holiday season being so merry and bright, there’s always an opportunity to do more for others. Amesbury Chevrolet is proud to work alongside community partners Toys for Tots and Our Neighbors’ Table to bring some nourishment and joy to not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well this holiday season.
What once started as a spaghetti and meatballs dinner in 1992 has blossomed into Our Neighbors’ Table, a deep-rooted mission to bring food to those in need throughout the Amesbury community. This holiday season, Our Neighbors’ Table looks to distribute family favorites and seasonal selections to over 500 families. This December, don’t miss your chance to donate canned food items or a financial gift to help support a healthy meal for all.
Share in the joy of the season when you donate a toy for a child. This collaboration with Toys for Tots provides a new toy to a child in need in our community. Stop by before December 8 to ensure your gift makes it to a child in need just in time for the holiday season.
If you’d like to help out with these worthy causes, feel free to speak with our staff at Amesbury Chevrolet. From our dealership family to yours, have a happy holiday season.
As anyone in the Amesbury area will tell you, winter weather can create a number of challenges for drivers. But with a little planning and preparation, there’s no reason why you can’t drive with confidence all winter long. Not sure where to start? I’ve got you covered with these winter car care tips.
Cold weather can put extra strain on your car’s battery, and can quickly transform a dying battery into a dead battery. Before winter officially arrives, it’s important to test your car’s battery to make sure it’s up to the task of winter driving.
Between snow, sleet, ice, and cold, traction is very important when driving in winter. Fall is the perfect time to check in on your car’s tires and monitor for proper pressure, alignment and tread.
Keep an eye on antifreeze
Coolant (AKA antifreeze) is essential for keeping your car’s engine running when the temperature begins to drop. As the name implies, antifreeze literally keeps the engine from freezing up in the cold, so it’s important to keep an eye on antifreeze levels going into the colder months of the year.
Stow emergency kit
Finally, it’s always a good idea to stow some emergency items in your car. During the winter, you should pack a kit in your car that contains food and water, blankets, and a battery-powered cellphone charger.
For more tips on how to prepare for winter’s worst, come speak with our staff at Amesbury Chevrolet.
About one in eight women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. An estimated 266,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2018 alone. Fortunately, U.S. residents have banded together to help find a cure. Here are two ways you can help Amesbury Chevrolet contribute to this cause.
The American Cancer Society has been organizing non-competitive “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walks to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds to find a cure. These events occur nationwide, and participating in one is a great way to lend a helping hand and spread education about the severity of the disease. Every cent towards the American Cancer Society brings the organization one step closer toward eradicating breast cancer.
Amesbury Chevy is proud to fulfill its duty to help fight cancer. The Annual Amesbury Chevy Classic Car Show brings people together to peruse an awesome selection of classic Chevrolets. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Raffle prizes include free car services, gift cards, and more. This event is a positive way to unite the community while raising awareness for breast cancer.
If you’d like to get involved, contact us at Amesbury Chevrolet for more details.
The Chevrolet lineup is about to expand with the highly anticipated arrival of the Chevrolet Blazer. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer will be situated between the compact Equinox and the three-row Traverse in the Chevrolet crossover and SUV lineup. It’s expected to arrive at dealerships in early 2019, and will bring some must-see styling and must-have features with it.
Look & Feel
The 2019 Chevy Blazer stands out from the rest of the crossover segment, and even from its fellow Chevrolet SUVs, thanks to a stylish, eye-catching design. HID headlamps, available 20-inch and 21-inch wheels, and trims with bold and unique details create multiple handsome options. The interior is refined and versatile, with premium materials and the useful Chevrolet-first Cargo Management System.
The impressive RS and Premier trims are powered by a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Other trims get the 193-horsepower, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. The Chevy Blazer will be available in all-wheel drive, and thus capable of tackling inclement weather as well as some dirt and gravel roads.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will bring a sporty, stylish, and modern option to the Chevy SUV lineup. Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, we’re looking forward to learning more about this all-new SUV as new specs and information become available.
We know it feels like summer just started, but it is time to start thinking about heading back to school already. If you are a student or teacher and have been enjoying your time off, be sure to plan some back to school car care before that first bell rings.
We now have a Chevy Express Service Center at Amesbury Chevrolet that is designed to make getting service done easier and faster, no appointment needed.
Here are a few tips to get you started.
- Routine Maintenance. You don’t want to have to worry about oil changes when you should be studying or grading papers. Make sure your car is caught up on all of its routine scheduled maintenance. In addition to oil changes, this includes checks on all fluids, brakes, belts, etc.
- Tires. Low tire pressure is dangerous and can cause a big dip in your car’s fuel economy. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have adequate tread depth.
- Emergency Kit. Be prepared for when an emergency happens with some basic supplies. Keep items like jumper cables, a blanket, a first aid kit, a flashlight, a fully charged spare cell phone, and some non-perishable snacks in your car.
Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, we wish you the best of luck as the new school year begins.
Though it hasn’t been released at dealerships just yet, a lot of information is known about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which starts the exciting next generation of this popular pickup. The new Silverado will be available late this year, but until then here are some things to get you excited for that upcoming release!
First-drive reviews have been positive so far, citing the Silverado’s more refined handling, new technology, and the quiet cabin. The Silverado features a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine with tons of power, as well as a dynamic fuel management system that pairs perfectly with the V8 engine options.
The new Silverado will feature six engine options, from value-oriented 4-cylinders and diesel options to two different V8 varieties that provide incredible towing and hauling power. With the Dynamic Fuel Management System mentioned above, the Silverado cuts power to extra cylinders when it doesn’t need them.
The 2019 Silverado is both lighter and longer than the previous generation, growing as much as 3.9 inches and continuing to drop weight thanks to its smarter design and lightweight materials. This gives the backseat an extra three inches of legroom and adds seven inches of width to the bed. Plus, the available power tailgate lets you open and close it with your key fob or from inside the cabin.
Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, we can hardly contain our enthusiasm for the release of this highly-anticipated pickup truck.
Amesbury Chevrolet is proud to once again serve as the sponsor of the 2018 Amesbury Days Fireworks Show. This year’s event celebrates the city’s 350th anniversary, covering its rise from a mill town to one of the hottest cities in Massachusetts.
Amesbury Days will begin on Thursday, June 28th and runs through July 4th. This year’s event includes some traditional events, as well as some new attractions for attendees to enjoy. It all begins with the Senior BBQ.
Kids will enjoy the Kids Day in the Park, beginning on June 28th at 10 a.m. The attraction is free to attend and includes a Teddy Bear Parade, face painting, and much more. The Plum Island Steel Drum Band will provide live music for attendees to enjoy.
The Carriagetown Car Show takes place on July 1st at 9 a.m. in downtown Amesbury. Car enthusiasts can stop by to see classics, antiques, and hot rods. Proceeds will benefit the Carriage Museum and Amesbury Days.
The Amesbury Days Fireworks Show closes out the celebration on July 4th. Amesbury Chevrolet is sponsoring the closing show once again. The show kicks off on July 4th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fireworks themselves are expected to begin around 9 p.m. Attendees can park at Woodsom Farm, Cashman Elementary School, and Amesbury High School.
If you need a ride to get you to this even in style, look no further than Amesbury Chevrolet.
Chevy is teasing us with their announcement of the 2020 Silverado HD, which will debut next year. The heavy-duty pickup will be big, beastly, and offer formidable capabilities and power. All we have so far is a single image of the truck, and it looks tricked out with tough gear and features.
The automaker has announced that we will be able to see the 2020 Silverado HD vehicle being tested on public roads in the near future. This small tidbit of information is accompanied by the announcement that this vehicle will be produced during the third quarter of 2019 in Flint, Michigan. Although we’re short on official information, we expect that the new Silverado HD will offer a variety of strong powertrain options – including gas and diesel V8 options – as well as the many of the features currently on offer in the 2019 Silverado. It will most likely be lighter than its predecessors, offering enhanced towing and hauling capabilities and technologies. We’re guessing it will also feature state-of-the-art driver-assist and safety technology, as well as entertainment and connectivity technology like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.
The announcement of the 2020 Silverado HD comes after a string of other new Silverado model announcements, so look out for revamped, exciting 2019 Silverados in the coming months. Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, we can’t wait for the arrival of this highly-anticipated addition to Chevy’s truck lineup.
The Chevy Malibu isn’t just the perfect car for you – it’s the perfect car for the whole family. The Malibu is the ultimate car to be passed down thanks to its timelessness, safety, and efficiency.
The Malibu has earned multiple achievement titles and has proven its dependability by remaining the most reliable amongst other midsize contenders in the Power 2018 U.S. U.S. Dependability Study. It also scored the high honor of Top Safety Pick from the Institute of Highway Safety Pick thanks to its optional Driver Confidence Package.
The Malibu comes with available Teen Driver technology– which makes it perfect to pass down to the new drivers in your family. Teen Driver instills good driving habits in younger drivers by putting a volume limit on their driving, disabling the infotainment system until everyone’s buckled, and more. Plus, an in-vehicle report card makes it easy to make sure your teen is driving safely.
For the green drivers in your family, the Malibu is perfect. A hybrid option means that the Malibu can deliver up to an estimated 49 city mpg. Even the non-hybrid Malibu delivers an estimated 36 highway mpg, meaning that it’s ideal for the wallet-conscious members of your family, too.
You won’t find a better family ride than the Chevrolet Malibu, which can be found right here at Amesbury Chevrolet.