A Retrospective Look at Chevrolet’s Official Video Game Lineup

2018 Chevy Corvette | Amesbury, MA

You may not know this, but Chevrolet has licensed video games that allow you to enjoy virtual versions of their famous Chevy sports cars. These are the official games that you can purchase to take advantage of every opportunity to drive a Chevy.

Corvette (2003)

Perhaps the most iconic Chevrolet car is the Corvette. Chevrolet gave the Corvette its very own video game for fans to enjoy. This game was the first of the brand’s licensed games and it was developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this model. You could choose from Corvette models ranging from 1953 to brand-new 2003 models. This game was available on the Gameboy Advance, PC, Xbox, and the PlayStation 2.

Ford Vs. Chevy (2005)

Everyone knows about the intense rivalry between Ford and Chevy in the real world, but this rivalry went to a new level in the Ford vs. Chevy video game. You could select to race dozens of models from both brands, including some that aren’t included in other licensed Chevrolet games.

Chevrolet Camaro Wild Ride (2010)

Several years later Chevy gave their other iconic car its own video game. Gamers could race many different Camaros in competitions in three different continents. Wii motion allowed users to control their Camaro by using the Wii Wheel. This game was accessible via Wii, DS, and 3DS.

For more interesting facts about Chevrolet, contact us here at Amesbury Chevrolet. Or stop by to say hello and to test-drive one of the models that inspired these video games.

 

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The Differences Between the 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Explained

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The Chevrolet heavy-duty pickup truck lineup is back for the new model year, and it’s the best it’s ever been. That being said, how does the 2020 Silverado HD differ from its predecessor? These are some of the differences between the 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD.

 

Performance

 

For the new model year, the 2020 Silverado HD now comes with two powerful engines. The first is all new and is a standard 6.6-liter V8 engine. It produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, replacing the 2019 model’s less powerful 6.0-liter V8.

 

The 2020 Silverado’s second engine is one that showed up mid-year on the 2019 — a 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 that puts out 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. This engine now comes paired to an all-new Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission, rather than last year’s six-speed.

 

Size

 

Bigger is better when it comes to the Silverado heavy-duty lineup. The 2020 model’s wheelbase is 5.2 inches longer and 1.4 inches wider. It has also gained an additional 10.4 inches in overall length.

 

Technology

 

While each of these Silverado HD model years come with a range of connective features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, the 2020 offers more. This model comes with a range of trailering apps, wireless smartphone charging, audio system upgrades, and more USB ports.

 

Experience the thrill of the 2020 Silverado HD for yourself when you stop by Amesbury Chevrolet for a test drive. 

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The Best Restaurants near Amesbury, Massachusetts

Best Amesbury Restaurants | Amesbury, MA

From fresh seafood to authentic Italian cuisine, the restaurant scene of Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a melting pot of flavors. Whether you’re planning a visit to Amesbury, you’ve lived here all your life, or you’re just passing through, these restaurants in and around the city are sure to amaze you.

1: Ristorante Molise in Amesbury

This gourmet Italian restaurant features an inviting shopfront with a charming patio and a menu filled with delicious dishes, like Gnocchi, Salmon Giorgio, Linguine Bolognese, Pollo alla Vodka, and Fettuccine con Funghi (mushrooms).

2: The Coop Rotisserie in Amesbury

The Coop Rotisserie offers a blend of traditional American and Latin American food, from burritos and tacos to soups and sandwiches to entrees like porkchops with mole sauce. With innovative sides and toppings and a literal wall of hot sauce, the Coop is truly a unique spot.

3: Trina’s Starlight Lounge in Amesbury

Trina’s Starlight Lounge makes southern food with gourmet twists, like sweet potato hash and burgers with chipotle aioli. Expect southern hospitality, delicious cocktails, and the best mac and cheese in the state of Massachusetts when you visit Trina’s.

4: Hana Japan in Newburyport

Head just south of Amesbury to Newburyport and visit Hana Japan, where you can get Japanese cuisine and enjoy the freshest, highest quality cuts of fish from the sushi bar. The artfully assembled sushi rolls and nigiri offer impressive variety, including unique vegetarian options.

5: Lena’s Seafood in Salisbury

Northeast of Amesbury in Salisbury is Lena’s Seafood, another great spot for fresh seafood. Lena’s has tons of great clam and shrimp dishes including chowders and sandwiches, as well as all-American sides like onion rings and kid-friendly options like mac and cheese.

If you need a vehicle to get you to all of these culinary destinations, visit Amesbury Chevrolet.

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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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Chevy Drops Hints About the 2020 Silverado HD

We look forward to what's in store with the 2020 Silverado HD

 

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.

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The Chevy Malibu Lives On

The Chevy Malibu Lives On At Amesbury Chevrolet!

 

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.

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New Chevy Express Service Center Delivers Convenient Service on Your Schedule

Chevy Express Service Center
Get Your Vehicle Back On The Road Quickly

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everything always went exactly as planned? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. At Amesbury Chevrolet, we understand that sometimes life happens and you need fast, convenient service for your vehicle without all the hassle. That’s why we’re opening a brand-new Chevy Express Service Center. This new Center will specialize in everything from routine maintenance to fleet vehicle services and will make it easier than ever before to find quality service when it’s convenient for you.

Mobile Service

Sometimes vehicle troubles can prevent you from getting into the shop, so our new Express Service Center will feature a mobile unit that will come to you to diagnose your problem. We’ll also offer pick-up and delivery services to take the hassle out of car service for you.

Commercial and Fleet Services

Our team of commercial vehicle specialists at our new Express Service Center will be happy to help you with all of your fleet vehicle needs, so don’t hesitate to come to us for exceptional service for the vehicles your business depends on.

Extended Service Hours

The Chevy Express Service Center will offer extended service hours for your convenience so you can depend on service that works with your schedule.

So, if your vehicle, whether it’s your personal ride or part of a business fleet, stop by Amesbury Chevrolet in Amesbury, MA to use or learn more about our new Express Service Center.

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Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Technology Reassures Parents

Teen Driver technologyIf you’re the parent of a teenager who can drive or is in the process of getting their driver’s license, then you know how flat-out terrifying it can be to watch them forge their own path behind the wheel. But if you want some extra reassurance, Chevrolet has your back. Many newer Chevy vehicles either come with or have the option of the brand’s new Teen Driver technology. This innovative system allows parents to keep an eye on their teen from a distance.

Statistics show that many teens drive without seatbelts, are more distracted when driving, and speed more – which can make driving a hazardous experience. With Teen Driver, parents can set up their child’s vehicle to send their smartphone alerts when they are driving over a restricted speed, as well as granting them the ability view a vehicle “report card” that tells parents how far a vehicle has traveled. Additionally, volume can be restricted, blocking your young driving from turning up their music over a certain limit.

Chevrolet’s Teen Driver technology grants parents the ability to step back and give their child room to grow in their independence while still taking a hands-on approach to their safety. If you’re interested in the Teen Driver system, come to Amesbury Chevrolet today for more information.

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Best Chevy Car Gifts

Chevy Car Gifts
If you want to give the ultimate gift for the holidays, why not give the gift of Chevy? Here are some of the top Chevy car gifts you can give this season.

If you want to give the ultimate gift for the holidays, why not give the gift of Chevy? Here are some of the top Chevy car gifts you can give this season.

2018 Chevy Traverse

The Chevy Traverse is redesigned for the 2018 year, making it the ideal innovative gift for the holidays. Not only does the Traverse have a new, sharp style for this year, but it also keeps that same remarkable seating for up to eight. The redesigned Traverse is the perfect car gift for any bustling family.

2018 Chevy Trax

Do you know an adventure-lover? The 2018 Chevy Trax will be perfect for them. This affordable crossover is packed with versatility, with an amazing all-wheel drive performance. The interior of the Trax is versatile as well, with eight different seating arrangements that make it ideal for any adventure.

2018 Chevy Silverado

The 2018 Chevy Silverado is the ultimate rugged truck. This pickup has incredible power, with the Sivlerado 1500 boasting a towing capacity of up to 12,500 pounds. Multiple engine options give you what you want and need, and a V8 engine delivers 420 horsepower. The Silverado is perfect for hard workers.

Come down to Amesbury Chevrolet today and talk to us about the car of your (or someone else’s) dreams!

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Chevrolet Vehicles in Amesbury

Chevrolet vehicles in Amesbury

Many dealerships simply want to sell customers a fairly expensive vehicle and have them on their way. Fortunately, we here at Amesbury Chevrolet strive to be more than an average dealership every day. From our knowledgeable staff to the commitment to go the distance, we ensure every customer leaves with a smile on their face.

Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, our motto is “We’ll Beat Any Advertised Price!” Each and every employee is willing to go the extra mile (and then some) to get you the best deal possible. We meet and exceed many manufacturer discounts, including military and supplier specials.

Trading in your used vehicle for a new one is a great idea. We regularly pay 20 percent more than the Kelley Blue Book value on trade-in vehicles. That can make quite an impact on a new model’s monthly payments.

While our helpful sales staff and experienced finance department will go the extra mile to get you the best deal on the right vehicle, our dedication doesn’t end there. Every member of the knowledgeable service staff brings expertise to the garage to ensure your vehicle is properly serviced each and every appointment.

We here at Amesbury Chevrolet are fully committed to ensuring every customer drives away completely satisfied with their purchase!

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