New Chevy Special Edition SUVs

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Midnight Edition

Chevy recently released three new special edition SUVs, each of which has sharp styling and great new features. They include the Equinox Midnight Edition, Sport Edition, and Traverse Graphite Edition. Fans and reviewers can’t stop raving—these Chevy special edition SUVs are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

According to Chevy, the Equinox special edition models will come with Mosaic Black Metallic (Midnight Edition) and Summit White (Sport Edition) colors. They will also have the following exterior features:

  • Black grille
  • Black Chevy bowties
  • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Jet-Black leather seating
  • Memory settings for driver
  • Black mirror caps
  • Black roof rack crossbars

This black undertone makes these new Chevy special edition SUVs bolder and sharper, with looks you can spot a mile down the road.

“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation,” said Karl Brauer, senior director of automotive industry insights for Kelly Blue Book. “This lets them spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.”

The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition will be available exclusively on the 2LT trim. It will have multiple color options, including Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat. The Graphite Edition also gets:

  • 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels
  • Dual exhaust
  • Black Chevy bowties
  • Integrated Assist Step

These new Chevy special edition model are also being released after the Trax Midnight Edition was announced last December. Chevy owners are getting more options than ever before, as well as sharper vehicle styling to truly set them apart on the road.

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Chevy Silverado 1500 Design Stands Out

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 design is bold, athletic, and new.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is built to be tough and capable, but this model also has some intelligent design options to make your ride more enjoyable. From this model’s bold exterior to its sleek interior, you won’t believe you’re in a pickup when you get behind the wheel. With tons of cab configurations and options to choose from, the new Chevy Silverado 1500 design can cater to your every need.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 design is rarely discussed because of this model’s impressive performance, safety, and technology. Nonetheless, the exterior is carefully crafted to be sporty and bold, with a sculpted hood, wide stance, and distinct Chevy badging. According to Chevy, a muscular front-end also conveys this model’s capabilities in a single glance.

The interior is also designed to be stylish and comfortable. The doors are made with a triple-seal system to keep out noise and air, and an aerodynamic windshield reduces the sound of rushing air. Plus, with the dual-resilient foam seats, you’ll stay comfortable for longer. There are also steering-wheel mounted controls for ease of access, and a Driver Information Center lets you easily set cruise control and other safety features.

The Silverado design is also intelligent. USB ports and a 110-volt outlet are strategically placed so you always have somewhere to charge your electronic devices. Also, ergonomic seating for up to six makes sure everyone has space for long trips.

These are just some of the many great design features that make the Silverado 1500 truly stand out.

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The Amesbury Chevy Classic Car Show

Orange classic car advertising Amesbury Chevy Classic Car Show

The 5th Annual Amesbury Chevy Classic Car Show was a great success. In mid-July, auto enthusiasts from around the area brought their classic cars to put them on display. Proceeds from the event went to support the American Cancer Society, specifically the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

This Classic Car Show event featured some unforgettable cars, including hot rods, classic muscle cars, and more. The event ran from 11am to 4pm, with music, food, and prizes offered. All car enthusiasts were invited, not just Chevy owners, and the models were judged in four different categories: Best Classic, Best Truck, Best Import, and Best in Show.

“It’s a fun summertime event to give our staff and all our guests a fun day,” said our General Sales Manager Justin Fecteau.

Amesbury Chevrolet also had a raffle to give away prizes like certificates for free oil changes, car detailing, business gift certificates, and more. Food was provided by The American BBQ, helping to increase the turnout thanks to their good eats.

This car show is one of many events we here at Amesbury love to put on. The proceeds always go to a great cause, and this show helps to bring our community closer together. We can’t wait until next year’s Amesbury Chevy Classic Car Show.

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Amesbury Little League Sponsorship

Amesbury Little League

Summer is our favorite time of the year for a number of reasons. The beautiful warm weather. Grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. But perhaps our favorite thing about summer is baseball! Few things are more American than a nice game of baseball, our favorite sport. Since we have such a passion for baseball, we here at Amesbury Chevrolet thought we would channel that passion into doing something helpful for our community. That is why Amesbury Chevrolet is a proud sponsor of the Amesbury Little League!

The Amesbury Little League is an organization that helps youth from around the Amesbury area participate in the sport of baseball. The League is composed of various levels of players based upon their experience, from those just starting out to majors. No matter what level the players are on, they have a lot of fun playing baseball!

Not only are they learning how to play baseball, but these players are also learning important lessons about teamwork and cooperation. That is why the staff at Amesbury Chevrolet is so passionate about sponsoring the Amesbury Little League: to help the youth in our community learn and grow.

No matter how old the players you are rooting for are, we hope that you enjoy the baseball season here in Amesbury.

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Amesbury Days Celebration

Amesbury Days Fireworks

Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a city that is proud of is long and established history. However, Amesbury becomes even more passionate about its history around the Fourth of July. Independence Day is not only a big deal for the people of Amesbury, but the New England area as a whole. In fact, the Fourth of July marks a celebration in Amesbury known as Amesbury Days.

Amesbury Days is an extended festival celebrating the history of the city of Amesbury. 2016 marks the 117th anniversary of this beloved event. This year, Amesbury Days kicked off on June 23 and will appropriately commence on July 4.

A block party on June 23 marked the kickoff event of Amesbury Days, where community members in the Amesbury area gathered to celebrate the town we all call home. On June 25, Amesbury celebrated the citywide favorite fruit during the Strawberry Festival. One of our favorite events, the car show, took place the next day on June 26.

However, the real showstopper of the festival is the magnificent fireworks display. This year, the fireworks show will take place on Sunday, July 3. The show will also be accompanied by music.

Show your support and passion for the city of Amesbury by participating in this year’s Amesbury Days! What’s your favorite part?

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Chevrolet & Major League Baseball Continue Partnership

Chevrolet & Major League Baseball Partnership

Since 2005, Chevrolet has been a major sponsor for Major League Baseball. Now, Chevrolet & Major League Baseball (MLB) are continuing their partnership as Chevrolet will once again be the Official Vehicle Partner and also becomes the Official Automotive Sponsor for MLB.

In addition, Chevrolet will be supporting the USA Baseball’s Play Ball initiative. This program, which is entering its second season, encourages participation in baseball and softball programs aimed at kids of all ages.

“Providing young people with more access and opportunities to play baseball is an important priority for us,” said Noah Garden, MLB Executive Vice President, Business, in a statement. “Chevy’s commitment to youth baseball aligns perfectly with the goals of Play Ball. This renewal displays an ever-increasing commitment to our partnership and to youth baseball players all over the country.”

The Play Ball program goes hand in hand with Chevy’s own Chevy Youth Baseball program, which it started in 2006. Participating youth baseball programs get equipment, sponsorship checks, fundraising opportunities, and unique Major and Minor League Baseball experiences and clinics. Over the past 10 years, Chevrolet & Major League Baseball have donated more than 90,000 equipment kits, renovated 9,400 parks, and helped more than 5.2 million kids enjoy baseball.

Are you a baseball fan? Which MLB team is your favorite?

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Car-Themed Father’s Day Gifts

Car-Themed Father's Day gifts

In just a few weeks, it will be Dad’s turn to enjoy some well-earned appreciation. Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 19th this year. If you haven’t planned a gift for dear old Dad yet, here are some great car-themed Father’s Day gifts any gearhead will love.

Car-Themed Father’s Day Gift Ideas

  • BlipShift Gear. For some truly unique car-themed apparel, visit BlipShift. This site features a unique automotive design every day that you can get on a t-shirt, poster, tie, etc. It will make getting a tie for Father’s Day cool again.
  • Recaro Office Chair. If your dad has to suffer through a day job sitting at a desk, make his job even more exciting with a Recaro office chair. Not only will he feel like he’s sitting in a race car all day, but his back will be thanking you, too.
  • Franklin Mint Die Cast Car. Get your dad the car of his dreams—in miniature form. Most of us can’t afford a classic car, but we can all make some room in our budget for a scale model of one.
  • Gift Card. If your dad is always saving up to buy the next part for racing machine, help him get a step closer with a gift card to his favorite parts store. Or you could even buy the part for him.

Are you planning any car-themed Father’s Day gifts for your dad? Let us know in the comments!

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Road Trip Safety Tips

Road Trip Safety Tips

Road trip safety is a big deal whether you’re driving cross-country with your buddies all summer or driving your family a few hours to your favorite vacation spot. Being prepared and following these tips is the best way to keep your road trip from turning into a bust.

Road Trip Safety Tips for Your Car

Before you leave, have your car inspected and stock it up with emergency items like a spare tire, tools, and a first aid kit. Make sure you have plenty of non-perishable snacks like granola bars along with water and a change of clothes. Since it’s summer, it’s a good idea to pack something that will cool you off, like a battery-powered fan.

Road Trip Safety Tips for Yourself

Try not to take long trips alone unless you have to, and make your companions take a few legs of the drive. Being well-rested is essential on long drives, so get a good night sleep the night before and take breaks every few hours.

Drive cautiously, and do what you can to avoid heavy traffic areas during busy times. Not only is this a more dangerous time to drive, but it will frustrate you and add time to your trip!

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GM Supplier Discount Program

GM Supplier Discount

If you work for a company that acts as a supplier for General Motors, you can qualify for the GM Supplier Discount Program! This program offers a sizable discount to all employees of supplier companies and is extremely easy to use.

The GM supplier discount is applicable on a wide range of GM vehicles, including most passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and SUVs. Supplier employees can use the discount on up to two new vehicles per year and can share the discount with a family member. To find out if your company is eligible for the discount program, contact your HR department.

How to Claim Your GM Supplier Discount

Getting your discount is a quick and simple process. Just visit gmsupplierdiscount.com and register using  your company code, which you can get from your HR director. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be given a personal authorization number, which you can bring to the nearest GM dealership to qualify for the supplier discount price.

This program is a great way to get GM vehicles at an even more affordable price than the MSRP, so take advantage of it if you work for a GM supplier company!

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Driving Alongside Bicyclists This Spring

Be careful when driving alongside bicyclists

Warmer weather means that there will be more pedestrians, more animals, and more bicyclists on the road. Sharing the road with bikes can be dangerous, especially if you do not know how to handle the situation. Driving alongside bicyclists is easy, as long as you take the necessary precautions.

Be Careful When Driving Alongside Bicyclists

According to Edmunds, one of the biggest dangers is that drivers often fail to understand a bike rider’s vulnerability. For example, a bike tends to be four thousand pounds lighter than the average car in the US. Plus, our brains often fail to recognize that bikes are smaller than cars; this can lead to driver’s cutting off bicyclists that they don’t see, or it can cause them to tailgate closer than intended. Always leave a little extra room for bikes.

Turning right is also dangerous when there are bikes on the road. An added blind spot you will have is behind you and to the right. If a bike decides to go straight as you turn right, a collision could occur. Always check this blind spot when turning.

Finally, many drivers need to adjust their attitudes towards bicyclists. As long as riders are over the age of 10, they are considered vehicles. That means they have to ride on the road, and they must obey traffic laws. Treat bikes as equals on the road, and be sure to have patience.

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