Ron’s Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Spring Car Maintenance Tips | Amesbury Chevrolet

Winter is rolling out, and spring will take its place before we know it. Is your car ready for a road trip? Check out what Ron, our service manager, has to say when it comes to spring car maintenance tips!

Change the Wipers

Do you use your windshield wipers during winter? If you do, odds are the rubber wiper blades have taken quite a hit from the snow, ice, and cold. That can leave the blades unable to clear the spring showers from your windshield.

Changing your wiper blades is something most drivers can do at home. A replacement set doesn’t cost much compared to the cost of a fender bender because you couldn’t see.

It’s important to make sure your view of the road is free and clear. Your windshield wipers are the first line of defense to an unobstructed view.

Check the Battery

Your car can’t start without a functioning battery. Performing a battery inspection can help avoid any unexpected surprises. Open the hood and perform a visual inspection for any bulges or bumps. Tighten all the connections and scrape any corrosion off of the posts. If it’s been more than three years, consider replacing the battery altogether.

Wash the Exterior

A harsh winter can lead to salt and debris buildup that can harm your car’s paintjob. Wash every inch and crevice of your car. Once the paint shines in the sunlight, apply a coat of wax.

For even more spring maintenance, stop into Amesbury Chevrolet.

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Chevrolet TrailBlazer Rumors—Will the TrailBlazer Return?

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The Return Of The TrailBlazer

Between cryptic statements from Chevrolet officials and intriguing spy shots of a new disguised Chevy vehicle, the return of the TrailBlazer to the Chevrolet lineup is looking more and more likely. A new TrailBlazer still hasn’t been confirmed, but rumors are flying about when it might happen—and where it might fit into Chevy’s lineup.

Motor Trend claims that the new TrailBlazer would fall between the Trax and Equinox, a similar size to the Trax but with a more high-end interior and features. This theory checks out, as the spy shots were initially thought to be of the next-generation Trax due to its size.

It could very well be the Trax, but the vehicle in the spy shots is notably larger than the current Trax, and shares a lot of styling cues—from what we can see—with the Chevy Blazer, so it would make sense for it to be the TrailBlazer.

Real News vs. Fake News

Marketing director Steve Majoros fanned the flames of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer rumors when asked to comment on them. He didn’t give a specific answer but allegedly smiled and said that there would be news coming in 2019.

Whether we’ll actually get a new TrailBlazer is still up in the air, but one thing is for certain: We can expect major news about a new release from Chevy in the next few months. We here at Amesbury Chevrolet are eager to share some such information with you.

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Saying Goodbye to GM Sedans

2018 Chevrolet Impala

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.

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Giving Back This Holiday Season

Amebury Giving Back

 

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.

 

 

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Vixen’s Winter Car Care Tips

Amesbury Winter Car Care Tips

 

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.

 

Test battery

 

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.

 

Monitor tires

 

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.

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

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.

 

Making Strides

 

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.

 

Chevy Raffles

 

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.

 

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2019 Chevy Blazer Preview

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

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.

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Back to School Car Care Tips

Here are some great back to school care care tips!

 

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.

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What We Know About the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

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!

Reviews

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.

Powertrains

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.

More space

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.

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2018 Amesbury Days Fireworks Show

Amesbury Chevrolet is proud to once again serve as the sponsor of the 2018 Amesbury Days Fireworks Show.

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.

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