The 2015 Chevy Silverado

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When the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado becomes available at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll find that it has been redesigned and features updated styling, a new double cab body style, an improved interior and new safety features. The 2500HD and 3500HD have been revamped with the same upgrades that the 1500 received.

Interior

The interior received better quality materials in the cabin, new safety features, bigger touch screens for hands-free phone operation and entertainment control, and a quieter cabin. The change in the double cab allows for more interior room – and it now has front-hinged doors for easier access.

Cargo Beds

The 2500HD and 3500HD give you a choice of bed sizes: 6.5 feet or 8 feet, though the regular cab doesn’t give you a choice – it comes with the long bed. The bumpers now have corner steps to make loading cargo easier. The truck also features a lower tailgate and some models have an EZ lift for easier access to the cargo bed.

Engine Choices

The engine choices are the same as last year’s, which means that you can get up to 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque in a diesel-powered truck. The 2500HD could haul up to 3,760 pounds and could tow up to 17,900 pounds if it is properly equipped with the right engine, suspension and towing equipment.

Options/Body Styles/Trims

Chevy is known for giving you many choices when it comes to trim levels. The 2015 Silverado 2500HD starts you off by letting you choose from a regular cab, double cab or a crew cab. Then choose whether you want four- or two-wheel drive. Choose the bed size; unless you chose the regular cab, in which case you get the long bed only.

Trim levels for the different body styles include the base Work Truck, the LT and the LTZ. The regular cab does not feature an LTZ trim level. The Work Truck features 17-inch steel wheels while the LT changes those out for alloy wheels. Additional features for the LT model include an upgraded tailgate, all power accessories, keyless entry, MyLink, voice controls, OnStar, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Stop by Classic Chevy for more information about the 2015 Silverado – or keep your eye on this page for more information.

Best Places to Travel in the South

It’s summer and it’s vacation time, but you have no idea where you want to head out to. With a brand new vehicle or a just-serviced vehicle from Classic Chevy, you are ready to hit the road. If you have time for a lengthy road trip, consider some of the best places in the south to visit for the food, the education or just to have some fun by visiting someplace you’ve never been before.

Take a trip to Maryland even if it is just to get the best crab cake in Maryland at The Crab Claw. The restaurant has been in business for over 45 years and is located in St. Michaels. While you are gorging on crab – or crab cakes – you’ll be able to watch the yachts and sailboats on the Miles River. Be sure to stop at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum while you’re there. If you’re in the area because you rented a boat, you can also dock at the restaurant. For more information and directions, visit thecrabclaw.com or call (410) 745-2900.

If Maryland is a little far for the amount of time you have, consider a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee for the best live music in Tennessee. Be sure your visit includes a Saturday night so that you can visit the Grand Ole Opry and take in some of the best music – just like the rest of the world has since 1925. Visit opry.com for more information, including entertainer appearances.

It’s history you want? Then head out to the best historic site in Virginia – Colonial Williamsburg. Stop by the Trellis Restaurant for Death by Chocolate – originally created by the restaurant. While touring the blacksmith shop, be sure to visit The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for a customized 17th-century-style apothecary scrub or ride in a carriage on Duke of Gloucester Street. For more information on the Trellis, visit thetrellis.com and for more information on the area, visit colonialwilliamsburg.com.

If you only have a few days for your vacation or you just don’t feel like doing a several-day road trip, visit the best dance hall in Texas, located between San Antonio and Austin. The Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in the state. It was built in 1878 and saw the likes of George Strait, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and the Dixie Chicks. You never know who you might run into. For more information, visit gruenehall.com or call (830) 606-1281.

Even if you plan to stay local, be sure to have your vehicle checked over or serviced at Classic Chevrolet before you leave. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, now would be a great time to visit us – you could take your road trip in a brand new Chevy.

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Camaro Outsells the Competition

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There’s that rivalry again… Chevy vs. Ford. And right now, the Chevrolet Camaro, now available at Classic Chevy, is winning. From January 2014 through the end of May 2014, Chevrolet sold 38,951 Camaro models while Ford sold 36,600 Mustangs, according to AutoData. Each month’s tally for both vehicles showed that the Camaro was ahead by the same margin each month.

The 2014 Camaro convertible SS with 2SS features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine backed by a six-speed manual transmission. The rear features a 3.45 axle ratio and limited slip differential. This combination makes 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 420 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. To help stop the vehicle, the Camaro features four-wheel ABS disc brakes and Brembo performance four-piston calipers in the front and rear.

Safety features include StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, several airbags, daytime running lamps, OnStar, Ultrasonic rear parking assist, and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar comes with six months of Directions and Connections, which includes automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and navigation.

Convenience features include front leather sport bucket seats that feature adjustable head restraints, six-way power and heat for the front seats, a floor console, center armrest, tilt and telescopic steering column with a leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel, a head-up display with color digital readouts, driver information center, power programmable door locks with lockout protection, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls and remote keyless entry.

Additional features include a three-channel programmable universal home remote, the PASS-Key III theft deterrent system, rear window defogger, an air filtration system with a pollen filter, cup holders, map pockets, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

Exterior features include 20-inch painted aluminum wheels, a spare tire and wheel, a tonneau cover, folding rear glass with an integral defogger, a hood blanket, rear spoiler, halogen headlights, power-adjustable heated door mirrors – the driver’s door mirror is auto-dimming, and body-colored mirrors and door handles.

Entertainment features include an eight-speaker Bose system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Chevrolet MyLink and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel.

To learn more about the convenience, safety, entertainment and security features of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, stop by Classic Chevrolet for a test drive. Be sure to ask us about any special we may be running.

Chevy Wins Us Over in Their Latest Ad

Chevrolet likes to think outside the box when it comes to marketing and this commercial was no exception. The auto manufacturer ran a contest on MOFILM, a video contest site, to find who could make the best ad for Chevrolet models such as those found at Classic Chevy. The ads were narrowed down to 13 finalists.

The auto maker chose a video by Jake Viramontez of Los Angeles; and that video aired over Mother’s Day weekend. The commercial shows how a husband might go “The Extra Mile” to treat his wife on Mother’s Day. The baby cries, so the father takes him for a ride in his Chevrolet Equinox to get him back to sleep. When he gets home, he brings his wife breakfast in bed.

Paul Edwards, the U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, said the company chose that particular video because it was a great way to honor mothers, including showing appreciation for everything they do.

Viramontez got his inspiration from his sister and 18-month-old niece. He cast his friends in the commercial, which was shot in one 13-hour day.

The Chevrolet Equinox is the vehicle used to drive the baby around. The 2014 Equinox 2LT is the perfect SUV for a family. It features a 2.4-liter engine with spark ignition direct injection and variable valve timing. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.

Standard safety features include hill start assist, brake assist, traction control, electronic stability control, several airbags, daytime running lamps, OnStar, the LATCH system for child safety seats and a tire pressure monitor system.

Installed options on some models include a security system, remote ignition, cruise control, a backup camera, rear window wiper and defroster, power mirrors, a multifunction steering wheel, intermittent wipers, ABS brakes, automatic headlights, fog lights, heated outside mirrors and auto-dimming mirrors. Additional options include forward collision alert, lane departure warning and rear parking assist.

For more information about the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive this vehicle today. Ask your salesperson for a full list of features and options including additional safety features, entertainment features, convenience features and security features.

Silverado Will Truly Rule the Roads Soon

The Chevrolet Silverado makes several trim levels that have many available options and you can find them all – or order them – from Classic Chevy. Now, Chevrolet is making yet another version of the Silverado – the SSV or Special Service Vehicle. This model will be available to police, border patrol and fish and game enforcement agencies. The Silverado SSV joins the 2015 Tahoe and the SS as police cars. Chevrolet renamed the pursuit-rated SS sedan “Caprice.”

The Chevrolet Silverado SSV will be available in four-wheel and two-wheel drive versions, but will not be pursuit rated. The SSV will feature the same 335-horsepower V-8 engine in the lower level WT and LS models.

Even though law enforcement agencies can purchase tricked-up Silverado models, they don’t come with a high-output alternator and an auxiliary battery to run electrical equipment with the engine off. Additionally, the SSV features a 110-volt outlet and four additional switches so that officers can control sirens, flashing lights and other equipment.

If you want your own tricked out Silverado – minus the special switches, battery and high-output alternator, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive one of the Silverado models. The 2014 Silverado crew cab High Country model with four-wheel drive features standard options such as daytime running lamps with automatic exterior lamp control, several airbags, OnStar, a tire pressure monitoring system and a rear vision camera with dynamic guide lines.

Installed options include vehicle stability assist, turn signal mirrors, emergency brake assist, roll stability control, a traction control monitoring system, memory seats, security system, a universal garage door opener, a multifunction steering wheel, folding power mirrors, trailer wiring, fog lamps, cruise control, a trailer towing hitch, heated door mirrors, heated and cooled front seats, ABS brakes, tow hooks, and auto-dimming mirrors.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the 2014 Silverado 1500 High Country four-wheel drive or any of the other Silverado models on the lot. Be sure to ask your sales person about any purchase financing or lease specials.

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Spring Fun in DFW

Sometimes, you just have to get out and enjoy life; and when you have a brand new vehicle from Classic Chevy, that is the perfect excuse to drive it. In the Spring, you can find plenty of excuses to enjoy that new car smell – some things the kids will enjoy, and some things, such as date night, you just have to do without the kids.

  • Load the kids up and head out to Six Flags Over Texas for a day or two. Everyone will enjoy over 50 rides, live bands and other entertainment within the park. The park is located at 2201 Road to Six Flags St E, Arlington, TX 76011.
  • Head over to the West End Historic District and the Dallas World Aquarium for a relaxing and educational day with the kids. Exhibits include the Orinoco Crocodile Cove, South Africa, the Aquarium and Mundo Maya. The aquarium is located at 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202.
  • Find a babysitter and grab some tickets to an upcoming concert at Billy Bob’s Texas. Make sure you hire the sitter overnight since this date night might go on into the wee hours of the morning. Billy Bob’s Texas is located at 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164.
  • Pack the hiking boots, fishing poles and a picnic for a relaxing day at White Rock Lake. With over 9 miles of trails and over 1,000 acres of lake, you’re sure to stay occupied for a day or a weekend. White Rock Lake is located at 8300 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218.
  • Another great historical site to visit is the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Learn about distinguished southwestern women of pioneer times and more. The museum and hall of fame is located at 1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

If you have a Chevy truck, coupe, sedan or SUV, make an appointment for Spring service; and if you want another vehicle or it’s time to trade for something newer, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive your next new vehicle. Be sure to check our web site for service, purchase or leasing specials often, as the specials change often.

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Chevy Impala Through the Years

The Chevrolet Impala was first available as a 1958 model year. It was a full-size sedan and Chevrolet’s most expensive car through 1965. Despite the expense, the Impala was the best-selling automobile in the United States. It easily beat out its competition: the Plymouth Fury and the Ford Galaxie 500. Even through the 1980s, the Impala was Chevrolet’s most popular full-size model.

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Currently, US News lists the 2014 Impala as the number one affordable large car. The Impala is sold in the United States, including at Classic Chevy, the Middle East, Mexico and Canada.

The first generation ran for one year only: 1958. The second generation of the Impala ran from 1959 through 1960. The third generation ran from 1961 through 1964; and the fourth generation fan from 1965 through 1970. Also, the Impala SS, which ran from 1961 through 1969 is considered a fourth generation Impala.

The fifth generation ran from 1971 through 1976 and the sixth from 1977 through 1985. Starting in 1994 and running through 1996, the seventh generation was available when the Impala was discontinued. Consumers didn’t see the Impala from 1997 through 1999, when the eighth generation went on sale. The eighth generation ran until 2005. The ninth generation Impala was sold from 2006 through 2013. This year – 2014 – marks the start of the Impala’s tenth generation.

New features for the 2014 model year include 18-inch wheels or optional 19- or 20-inch wheels on higher trims; LED daytime running lights on the LTZ trim and low profile HID headlights on other trims; and a 4.2-inch color display on the LT and LTZ trims.

The Impala offers three engines: a 2.5-liter , a 2.4-liter with hybrid assist technology and the 3.6-liter engine.

Additional new features include HD radio on all trims, Pandora on the LT and LTZ trims and active noise cancelation on all trims with a four-cylinder engine. New safety features include an increase to 10 standard airbags and OnStar.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and to learn more about its safety, security, entertainment, and convenience features.

Classic Clean Fuels Outlet Opens at Classic Chevy

Classic Chevy is the top-selling Chevrolet dealer in the nation, and this past Tuesday, April 1, we celebrated the grand opening of our natural gas fueling station, the first one to be owned by a dealership anywhere in the country.

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The new station, Classic Clean Fuels CNG, has an ANGI Energy compressor system and one two-hose dispenser. Zeit Energy built the new public access station. The ANGI energy compressor at the station is designed for light- to medium-duty vehicles.

As reported in Fleets and Fuels, “As more and more Americans realize that freedom from dependence on foreign oil is a national priority, the viability of American produced natural gas has become forefront.” Furthermore, natural gas produced in America is not subject to the fluctuating oil and gas prices, world politics and OPEC.

You can expect to see the 2015 bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala sometime this summer. Currently, we promote the Silverado 2500 and 3500HD bi-fuel pickup trucks. We also have three-quarter-ton CNG vans. The pickup trucks have a range of over 650 miles.

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According to Ken Thompson, founder of the Thompson Group, the Group has been committed to finding ways to help their business customers since 1978. He stated that one of the benefits of opening a bi-fuel station is that it allows its customers to be more competitive. Many of the Group’s customers are already planning to convert their fleets to vehicles that use natural gas throughout the next year. Not only will using natural gas give of fewer emissions, but it saves the businesses money.

Classic Chevrolet already uses six bi-fuel Silverado models to deliver parts in three states. Fourteen other CNG fuel outlets exist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but this newest is the first dealership-owned station. Classic Clean Fuels also provides ethanol, biodiesel, and regular unleaded gasoline. Plans are underway to add a charging station for electric vehicles.

The new station is located next to the Thompson Group Commercial & Fleet building, just north of the Stone Myers Parkway exist on Highway 121.

Chevy Models with the Best Gas Mileage

If you are in the market for a vehicle with excellent gas mileage, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Volt or the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic. The Volt is a hybrid, while the Sonic is a gas only vehicle.

http://images.cobaltgroup.com/evox/color_0640_032/9101/9101_cc0640_032_GANx400.jpgThe 2014 Chevrolet Volt features a 1.4-liter engine that puts out 83 horsepower and an electric drive – Voltec – that puts out 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This electric vehicle uses a 16.5-kWh lithium-ion propulsion battery rechargeable energy storage system with a liquid thermal management system and active control. The charge cord is a portable 120-volt cord.

This set up gets 101 MPGe* in the city and 93 MPGe* on the highway. Using gas only, the Volt gets 35 mpg* in the city and 40 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and security features for the Volt include StabiliTrak, LED illumination, daytime running lights, several airbags, a tire inflation kit, OnStar, a theft deterrent system, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitor system.

The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic features a 1.8-liter ECOTEC engine with variable valve timing and four-cylinder sequential multiport fuel injection. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 125 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm. The Sonic gets 27 mpg* in the city and 37 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and security features for the Sonic include four-wheel disc antilock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution and hill start assist. Additionally, the Volt features Chevy’s StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control to help keep the vehicle in control in less-than-favorable conditions.

Additional safety and security features include daytime running lights, 10 airbags, OnStar, a rear vision camera, rear child door locks, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitor system.

Both vehicles include Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, 17-inch wheels, heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. For more information including pricing and a full list of features for each vehicle, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the Volt or the Sonic. Both vehicles have special financing or discounts available.

Classic Chevrolet Adds #1 Volume GM Parts Dealer to the Win Column

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When you need a part for your Chevrolet, you don’t want to wait for someone to order it for you – you need it right now. This is where Classic Chevy comes in. We stock over 7 million dollars in inventory and have about 50 employees to handle the parts and customer requests. In 2003, our parts department was number 76 in the nation. From there, we reached number 2 in 2012. Today – in early 2014 – we are the number 1 volume GM parts dealer out of approximately 4,000 GM dealers in the United States.

Classic Chevrolet, whether its auto sales department, service department, or parts department, is a solid, customer-oriented business that is well-organized and has a monitored action plan. This means that you get what you need in record time with excellent service.

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Classic Chevy Parts Department

Our vision statement, be the best at everything we do, is what made us sell more Chevrolet vehicles than any other Chevy dealer in the country for the last eight consecutive years – and it is what made us the largest volume Chevrolet parts department. And, according to Tom Cross, our parts manager, we plan on keeping that #1 spot for the foreseeable futures.

On February 18, 2014, a delegation of GM executives gathered at Classic Chevrolet to formally present us with the honor of being the largest parts department in the nation. Not only are we the largest, but we also outsold everyone else.

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“There are more than 4000 GM dealers in the country, and you are the largest by far,” said John Bolton, GM Customer Care & Aftersales Wholesale Zone Manager.  “You handedly outsold every one of them.” Bolton went on to say “And here’s something that you may not realize.  I looked back on the records and this is the first time ever that the nation’s #1 Volume Chevy Dealer for Sales is also the nation’s #1 GM Dealer for Parts!  For as long as GM has been keeping records, I can honestly tell you that this has never happened before.  It is a testament to the team that  [owner] Tom Durant has built and the culture that everyone at Classic has created.”

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Classic Chevy broke a GM record this year – we are the nation’s #1 volume Chevy dealer for sales and the #1 GM dealer for parts. This has never happened since GM has been keeping records.

On top of being the best at car sales and parts sales, we rank in the highest 2 percent for customer satisfaction – and have done so for 11 consecutive years.

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To see what all the hullabaloo is about, stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive your next dream vehicle. Our sales persons can tell you all you want to know about each vehicle, including installed options, and additional options. And next time you need a part for your Chevrolet, whether it’s something as simple as an oil filter or you want to drop a crate motor in your classic Camaro, stop by Classic Chevy’s parts department.