The 2018 Chevy Suburban

If you are in the market for a luxurious and well-appointed people mover with all of the bells and whistles, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include heated and cooled power front seats. The driver’s seat has 12 positions and the passenger seat has six positions. The driver seat has two memory positions, four-way power lumbar and power recline. The second row bucket seats are also heated. The third row is a 60/40 split bench with power fold.

The floor console features storage, cup holders, an SD card slot and an auxiliary jack. The steering column is features power tilt and telescoping features, a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel and theft deterrent locking feature. The steering wheel also features mounted audio, cruise and driver information controls.

The door locks are power programmable and feature lockout protection. Additionally, the Suburban features passive entry, remote keyless entry and remote vehicle start. The windows are all power and all have express down. The front windows also feature express up. The cruise control is electronic with set and resume, though you can order adaptive cruise control. The brake and gas pedal are power adjustable.

Furthermore, the Suburban features tri-zone automatic climate control with individual setting for the driver, right front passenger and rear passengers. The rear window features a defogger.

Safety and Security

Security and safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, OnStar and an automatic occupant sensing system for the airbag. The sensing system determines whether there is a passenger in the front seat and whether that passenger is a child. Additional airbags include front driver and passenger frontal and side impact airbags and seat-mounted side impact and head curtain side impact airbags for all rows. The Suburban also features StabiliTrak, a stability control system with traction control and brake assist.

Additional features include a rear vision camera, front and rear parking assist, a rear cross traffic alert sensor indicator, side blind zone alert with lane change alert, forward collision alert sensor indicator, lane departure warning, safety alert seat, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

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For a complete list of features and additional options, stop by Classic Chevrolet to take the 2018 Suburban for a test drive.

Get Unlimited in Your Chevy


Unlimited data plans are pretty popular lately, and most competitive wireless carriers offer some version of it. Chevy has joined the fray, partnering with AT&T to offer a new unlimited version of its OnStar hotspot data plan.

For just $20 a month, Chevy owners can get unlimited data through their vehicle’s WiFi hotspot, which is a pretty good price compared to some limited data plans out on the market. If you’re already an AT&T customer, you can simply add the Chevy unlimited plan onto your regular bill. The in-car hotspot can be used by up to 10 WiFi devices at once. Ten devices and unlimited data equals a lot of value.

Not only do you get unlimited data, but you get high-speed 4G as well. While some plans throttle data after a certain amount of GBs, neither AT&T or OnStar mention any such limitations.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to learn more about the advantages that Chevy offers and to hear more specifically about the unlimited data plan. Classic Chevy can also help you get your car in shape with a certified technician.

Top Chevy Features

Chevrolet’s top features often make it easy to choose the brand for top safety ratings. Whether it’s the Spark or the Silverado – or any other Chevy located at Classic Chevrolet, each vehicle has several safety features. You may have to get a higher trim level to get all of the best features, but some of them do come standard on the lower trim levels.

Antilock Brakes

While most vehicles do have antilock brakes, many buyers only know that it’s a good thing to have, but don’t know exactly what ABS brakes do. The ABS braking system helps the driver stay in control by changing the pressure of the brakes on a wheel that is locking up while braking on slippery surfaces. This prevents the driver from skidding out of control.

StabiliTrak and Traction Control

Chevrolet’s StabiliTrak is electronic stability control. This system detects the difference between the angle of the steering wheel and the actual direction the vehicle is moving. The system takes the position of the steering wheel, the speed of the vehicle and the amount of sideways force and calculates how much brake power it needs for each wheel and, if necessary, engine torque, to help the driver straighten out the vehicle.

The traction control system uses the ABS speed sensors, the braking system and the powertrain control module to reduce wheel spin on slippery surfaces.


Chevrolet uses side blind zone alert, forward collision alert and lane departure warning to alert the driver of impending disaster. These systems notify you if you are drifting out of your lane, if you are going to crash into something in front of you and if you are getting ready to move into a vehicle in your blind spot.


OnStar has many features and is definitely worth subscribing to after the free trial. It can notify police if you crashed – even if you can’t call yourself. The system’s GPS helps emergency crews locate you in the event that you don’t know where you are or in the event that you can’t make the call yourself.

Additional OnStar features include turn-by-turn navigation, stolen vehicle assistance, crisis assist, roadside assistance, hands-free calling, vehicle diagnosis and RemoteLink.

When you stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next vehicle, be sure to ask whether the model and trim level you choose has these safety features. If not, you may want to upgrade to the next trim level or add them as extra options to the trim level you chose.

Learning More About OnStar

Some of us would sooner break a window than admit to the people at OnStar that we locked ourselves out of our cars, but for those of us who can handle the minor embarrassment, OnStar can be a real lifesaver out on the road.

Many of us who drive Chevy do so because it’s really an adventurer’s car. When you roll off the lot of a DFW Chevy dealer, you’re looking forward to seeing the odometer roll over another zero, you’re looking forward to all of the strange trips you’re going to get into over the course of your vehicle’s life, and OnStar can be an adventurer’s best friend.

When we see the television commercials, what we’re seeing is that OnStar is there to help when you lock your keys in your car or if it gets stolen, but it’s useful in a lot more instances than those. Here are a few scenarios where OnStar might prove more useful than you probably think:

Getting Lost

You may have a GPS in your car, but there’s something about having OnStar there to help just in case your GPS goes out or you simply can’t make heads or tails of the directions that it’s giving you. Calling an OnStar operator to get you back down that creek to find your paddles can be a real comfort the intrepid explorer.

What’s That Thumping Noise?

A number of vehicle diagnostics can be made with OnStar. If you’re wondering what that thumping or clanging noise is, if you’re wondering why the engine light is on, OnStar may be able to help you figure it out without the need for an expensive consultation from a mechanic in the middle of nowhere.

Insurance Payments

In some cases, having OnStar can help to reduce your insurance payments by landing you a nice little discount. Depending on your monthly payments, the discount may even offset the cost of the service itself. Talk to your agency and see if they offer any such deals.

Having OnStar is about more than just having a backup plan in the case of an emergency. OnStar has plenty of uses beyond theft and the age old problem of leaving the keys in the ignition.

What is your favorite thing about the new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1?

Fort Worth Chevy dealer Did you know that the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will be officially rated at 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque? Talk about a super charged Camaro!

Check out the features that you can find on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Sensors calculate pitch, roll, squat, dive and yaw, instantly adjusting the suspension’s magnetic fluid to form the ideal damping pressure.


ZL1’s two-piece rotors are the largest yet fitted to a gen5 Camaro. Six-piston calipers in front and four-pistons at the rear secure the discs for excellent braking performance.


On the track, lap after lap, shifting is an instinct – an extension of your consciousness. ZL1’s short-throw 6-speed gearbox offers an unfiltered connection to the heart of the machine.


ZL1 monitors your driving style and automatically adjusts between two exhaust modes. At higher speeds, exhaust is routed through a less-restrictive path, increasing horsepower. At lower speeds, exhaust remains fully baffled for quieter operation and mellower street driving. All without having to turn a single wrench.


Intercooled Eaton supercharger. All-aluminum V8 has 580 horsepower and 556 lb.-ft. of torque. Blinding acceleration, top-end performance and proven reliability coexist happily under the hood.


To fully appreciate ZL1, you need a road course, the twistier the better. A track where its use of lightweight materials – aluminum hood with carbon fiber inserts – and downforce-inducing aerodynamics help Camaro ZL1 wring the full effects from its 6.2L supercharged V8.


It all comes down to the contact patch – ZL1’s second-generation Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires (285/35R20 front, 305/35R20 rear) plant all four corners with exceptional grip. The forged aluminum wheels (20×10″ front, 20×11″ rear) reduce unsprung weight.


Your body needs support during cornering. ZL1’s seats help ease the task. Microfiber suede inserts increase friction to keep you firmly planted in your seat.


The ZL1 shape is pure Camaro – and a breed apart. Unique body elements contribute usable downforce, allowing ZL1 to respond to course corrections even at intense speeds. Add details that even the diehards aren’t expecting, and you’ve got a masterpiece with the performance to match.


Everything you need to know about the Camaro’s performance is a quick glance away. Plus ZL1’s heads-up-display presents vital info right on the windshield so you can keep your eyes on the track and focus on the task at hand – like getting to the end of the straightaway with deliberate speed.


Hold ZL1 in your fingertips. Available suede-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob allow a light touch for precision maneuvering. The small-diameter steering wheel permits quick turning and optimized hand position – ideal during aggressive cornering.


ZL1 is track ready, but it’s also ready to get you home from the course with all the amenities you expect from a world-class sports coupe. Wheel-mounted controls let you adjust the audio system without releasing your grip. Hands-free calling is compatible with select phones.


The USB port, hidden in the console, connects your iPod®4 to the audio system. Simply plug in your iPod and scroll though your playlists via steering wheel controls. You can even plug in a flash drive to the USB port.


Boston Acoustics premium audio system provides a high-performance experience for occupants of the ZL1 interior. After all, when your ride is smooth, shouldn’t your tunes be, too?


The entire look of the ZL1 is capped off with deep-inset eyes. The high-intensity discharge headlamps with glowing LED halo rings set this car apart. There’s more to seeing than light.

Don’t you worry! Before you know it you will be able to come to Classic Chevrolet your Fort Worth Chevy Dealer and see the 2012 Camaro ZL1 for yourself!

So the question is………

Thanks to Brandi Hodge and Chevrolet for contributing.

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Connecting Families on the road with OnStar

OnStar never ceases to amaze me. How many of you out there use OnStar on a daily basis? I do. I love it and couldn’t really imagine my Chevy Tahoe without the power of OnStar. OnStar has announced a new test program called Family Link that will make sure that families have an easier way of connecting to each other when they are on the road. Of course all the vehicles must be equipped with OnStar for this to work but let’s think about this for a second. Your child tells you they are going to a friends house…. but you connect with OnStar and find out that they are galavanting around town in their car etc. This is a great way to keep tabs on your kids to make sure that they are safe and secure.

The optional service allows subscribers to log onto the Family Link website to get a map-type view of the exact location of other family vehicles. The system can also send an email or text to notify them of the location of the vehicle they are tracking as well. Subscribers can choose the day and time and how often they receive these alerts.

This service is particularly helpful for parents of teen drivers to keep tabs on the whereabouts of their young driver on the road.

This invitation-only program includes 10,000 active OnStar subscribers and will be used to gauge interest in this type of program in the future. Other considerations for the pilot include speed, boundary, and arrival/departure alerts. Responses for the program will help decide on the launch and pricing in the future. The test will run until the end of 2011.

—Liza Barth

What do you guys think? Think this will be a service that you would be interested in trying? Think that it should be offered. Let me know what you think.

Thanks to Consumer Reports and Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Do You Know How To Handle A Blowout While Driving?

Have you ever been driving down the freeway and seen a car ahead of you have a blow out? Trust me when I say it is just as scary for the driver it is happening to as it is the drivers behind him witnessing it. There are a few tips and tricks to knowing how to handle a blowout on the freeway and I wanted to share them with you just in case you ever find yourself in this situation.

Did you know that a blowout could cause you to lose control of your new or used car? It could cause damage to your vehicle, and it could endanger you and your family.

There are things you should and should not do if you lose tire pressure. These tips from can help keep you safe during a tire blowout:

1. Gradually release the accelerator. Do not apply the brakes or suddenly release the accelerator — these actions can affect handling and may lead to loss of control of your vehicle.

2. Correct the steering as necessary to stabilize your vehicle and regain control. Look where you want the vehicle to go and steer in that direction.

3. Once your vehicle has stabilized, continue to slow down and pull off the road where and when you judge it’s safe to do so.

4. Remember, no matter which tire blows out — front or back — the dos and don’ts for safely maintaining control of your vehicle are exactly the same. The only difference between a front and rear tire blowout is that you will feel the force of a front blowout more in the vehicle’s steering, while you’ll feel a rear blowout more in the seat or body of the vehicle.

You should be checking your tire pressure at the least once a month. If you are lucky enough to have OnStar on your new or used Chevy they can usually track that as well but you should check with them just to make sure. Safe driving out there!

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Which OnStar Service Do You Like The Most?

OnStar had a poll on their Facebook page last week asking their fans this, “which OnStar service do you like the best?” The only two options they gave were “Remote Door Unlock,” and “OnStar vehicle diagnostics.” I sat there wondering what was my favorite thing that I loved the most about OnStar in my new Chevy but the truth is I couldn’t pick out just one thing. I like them all. I think they are all a huge asset to any GM driver. So, I guess my question to you is…. Which one is your favorite? Can you choose just one?

Automatic Crash Response: Built into your vehicle and monitored 24/7 by specially trained Advisors, Automatic Crash Response allows OnStar to send help to your exact location–even when you can’t ask for it.

Turn-By-Turn Navigation: From the places you need to find, to places you haven’t thought of yet, OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation connects you to your destination effortlessly. Just push a button for directions you saved with eNav or for an Advisor to help you get anywhere. And, with OnStar, you’ll have the most up-to-date routes right at your fingertips.

eNav: Harness the power of MapQuest and Google Maps to make travel planning even simpler. Just plan your route ahead of time and send it to your vehicle with one click. You can store multiple destinations—and retrieve them from your vehicle whenever you want, and get up-to-the-minute Turn-by-Turn directions.

OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics: On the road, it feels great to know your vehicle is running as it should. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics sends you monthly email reports showing what’s going on with your vehicle—in simple language and images. It’s all part of your OnStar service, no additional cost.

Stolen Vehicle Assistance: There’s no experience of safety like feeling confident—even after an auto theft. If your vehicle is stolen, OnStar works with the police to attempt to recover it—swiftly and safely.

Roadside Assistance: An empty gas tank. A flat tire. If you find yourself stranded, you’re never alone: with one push of the OnStar button, Roadside Assistance can be on the way. We’ll contact a nearby dealership, towing service or gas station and send them to your precise location.

Remote Services: Remote Door Unlock to the rescue. With OnStar, you’ll soon learn what over a thousand subscribers learn every day: locking your keys in the car can happen to anyone—but OnStar can get you back in your vehicle in minutes. Just call us. An Advisor confirms your account information and security verification, and can send a signal to unlock your doors. No locksmith. No hassle.

Hands Free Calling: Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel—OnStar Hands-Free Calling keeps you connected, even when your cell phone can’t. It’s built-in and designed for better connections and fewer dropped calls. Even in places where handheld cell phones are banned while driving—OnStar enables you to call hands-free.

OnStar MyLink Mobile App: Your OnStar service includes a simple, easy way to connect with your vehicle. Use this app anytime to lock or unlock your doors, turn on your horn and lights, or start your engine.

So, which service is your favorite?

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Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Have you met the Crash Test Dummies from GM?

General Motors and Chevrolet has been doing something really great over the last few years and that’s making videos. They have done a really great job of letting the customers and fans become a part of GM every day life. This one that you are about to see is all about the crash test dummies that are used in the General Motors testing facility. I think you will find it interesting that GM has over 200 crash test dummies. Therefore they can’t name them all but it sure would be fun. Jack Jensen who you will see in the video very clearly states that he doesn’t think he could come up with 200 names…. I say get my son involved and I bet he could come up with at least half of them.

I think you will find as you are watching this video that there is a lot more that goes into testing our vehicles than putting a crash test dummy behind the wheel of a car. So take a minute to check out the video so you can see the measures that GM and Chevrolet go through on a daily basis to keep you and your family safe.

One of the most important part of any crash test are the dummies, which allow testing teams to gather data about how a body would react in a crash. Learn about the ins and out of these dummies and how they help with vehicle safety.

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

One Very Happy 2011 Chevy Volt Owner! An Old Oil Exec!

84-year-old James Brazell

I’ll never forget the first time I got to see the 2011 Chevy Volt with my own eyes. Seeing it in person was an amazing site. All the photos that I have seen did not do that car justice. The Chevy Volt is more than a plug-in electric car with a backup gasoline engine that is so networked, you can use a smart phone app to lock and unlock its doors and check on its charge level. It is hands down the car of the future!

Check out the video below of 84-year-old James Brazell as he takes delivery of his 2011 Chevy Volt electric car and describes his driving experience with the electric vehicle. For more information check out

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.