So you have your eye on a brand new Chevrolet car or truck but you can’t justify spending what the sticker price says…who says you have to pay that much? If you talk to one of our Sales Team at 1st State Chevy we will always go through each discount to make sure you save as much as possible on your new vehicle. Just to get an idea before hand, let’s go over a few ways that you can save the most money possible on a brand new Chevrolet and drive away with a smile. GM has several discount programs that will get you a price much lower than stick and sometimes lower than invoice. Here at 1st State Chevy we paticipate and encourage you to take advantage of them. Here they are below…
It’s easy to save big on an eligible, new Chevrolet, vehicle of your choice! Just register for the Credit Union Member Discount from GM** today, and you can receive Preferred Pricing, which is a special discounted price below the MSRP. Tired of military discounts that don’t rank? We’re proud to offer you the best military discount from any car company. With the GM Military Discount, Active Duty members, Reserves and Retirees, including their spouses, of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard can save big on most 2012 and remaining 2011 Chevrolet vehicles! Are you a USAA member? Add another $750 to this discount!It’s the best discount from any car company for recent grads and students in college or a graduate program. And it can help you save big on a great new ride to call your own.
Visit each discount program website or contact us at 1st State Chevy to make sure you qualify for one of these programs. So…you qualify for one? That means you now receive prefered pricing, military pricing, or college pricing on any qualifying vehicle. Just as an example, if you were looking at a new Silverado, special pricing saves you $2600 off sticker! But wait, you can save more. You can also tack on any GM rebates available. On a new 2012 Silverado pickup that is $2000 cash and a $2000 trade bonus. That makes for a total savings of $6600. Saving that would lower your monthly payment by $125 a month or help you increase equity into your vehicle faster.
The point behind this post is that when you are browsing on the lot or online, don’t think sticker price is always the final price. Here at 1st State Chevy, saving you money gets us just as excited as it does you!
Here at First State Chevrolet, we take just as much pride in our pre-owned selection of vehicles as we do our brand new Chevrolets. Why you ask? The majority of our pre-owned vehicles are GM Certified. Many don’t know what makes a Certified vehicle better than some used car lot special. Lets go over so of the advantages…
Its easy to see that purchasing a GM Certified pre-owned vehicle can take the guess work and uncertainty out of buying pre-owned. Right now that are opportunities to take advantage of special rates such as 1.9% for 36-months on Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Traverse and many more.
One of the great new technologies available to Gm customers is the Onstar RemoteLink application for iPhones and other smart phones. The link is downloadable for free through your app store. The only thing needed is a subscription through Onstar. Luckily, every new Chevy car or truck comes with a 6 month trial of Onstar with directions and connections. This allows you 6 months of use with this application for free as well. I’m sure many saw the use of the app on Chevy Cruzes commercial last year. The husband called his wife to have her start the Chevy Cruze in the driveway as she was boarding a plane at the airport. She opened her RemoteLink app while on the plane and started the car at home while the husband and his neighbor stood watching. Many of our customers had no idea that the app works with many other vehicles in the Chevy line. I used it with my 2011 Silverado this past winter, and with the cold weather it was a life saver. Especially since the remote start on your key fob only works from 200 feet. Lets take a look at the different screens on the app and how they give me information on my Silverado and control to start, stop, unlock and lock my truck…Here is a look at my home screen on my iPhone. Notice the icon for the RemoteLink app in the second row.Once you open the app, it refreshes the status of your Chevy from the last time the vehicle was started. Here is shows me my fuel level, remaining oil life, lifetime gas mileage, current odometer reading, and when the information was recorded.
The next screen is your remote control. Here you can signal with horn and lights, lock, unlock, remote start or cancel start. In order to do so all you need is cellphone signal.
As a security feature, the App requires you to enter your preset PIN number to control your vehicle.
If you select the last screen labeled more, you’ll find more information such as your vehicle’s VIN, your Onstar account number and more. The app is truly user friendly, even for new smart phone users. Take advantage your vehicles remote capabilities from the classroom, your office, the supermarket or anywhere else that is too far for your key fob to work. If you have any questions, shoot them our way in the comments section below.
Here at 1st State Chevrolet, we’re situated in the center of the southern most county of Delaware. Here in Georgetown, chickens out number people and trucks and tractors rule the road. Many consider us backwoods, but most people spend Sunday afternoon driving their 4WD vehicles on the beach after leaving church. Farmers are also surfers, many boys and girls are members of Future Farmers of America and one thing we all mostly agree on is big lifted trucks! We now have a 2012 Silverado customized by Southern Comfort called the Black Widow Edition. The truck started as a Black Silverado Crew Cab Z71 and was transformed into this…Lets start from the ground up and show what all went into this $10,000 customization. For starters they bolted on a 6″ Fabtech suspension lift.Then they use that extra clearance to throw on these 35″ X 12.50 X 20 Mickey Thompson ATZ off-road tires mounted on 20″ Matte Black wheels. Notice the red painted calipers too…To keep those tires legal, they threw in four fender flares, take that DMV inspectors. Around back, you’ll see tinted LED tail lights, a blacked out Chevy Bowtie, dual exhaust and custom Black Widow and Southern Comfort badging on the tailgate and back window. Keeping with the theme, you’ll find more badging on the doors and around front.On the front of the truck they bolted on a 4″ bull bar, billet grille, HID headlamps, and hood scoop.Inside, the factory leather interior was badged with Black Widow embroidered headrest.To add to the flare, they finished it off with red faced gauges and black trim accents.This truck is a true off road machine and an eye catcher. Everyone in Sussex County appreciates it when they pass by. Check out a walk around video and see a little more.
Tensions in the middle east, political decisions in the US, and a struggling economy have resulted in gas prices rising to an all-time high. Pushing $5.00/gallon in most states fuel economy has become a major deciding factor for car buyers. Chevy has worked to provide customers vehicles with the size and performance they have been accustomed to along with excellent fuel economy. Below Chevy offers 6 models with and EPA rating of 30 mpgs or higher.
The 2012 Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition comes in Carbon Flash Metallic with brilliant Red/Medium Charcoal 45th Striping. It features High Intensity Discharge headlamps with LED Halo Rings, 20″ deep silver painted aluminum wheels, and various interior accent stitching and logos.The striping sets the 45th Anniversary Edition apart with an old school tribute.
There is plenty of talk about the Chevy Volt on blogs, reviews, Tv and the news. Some people have bought into it completely and some are still a bit scared of the new technology. Driving a Volt personally, I find my self in the prior group of people. My 2012 Chevy Volt continues to amaze me day after day. My daily commute puts me right around the maximum electric range of the Chevy Volt, 36 miles. I can drive to work at 1st State Chevy and back (Rehoboth, DE to Georgetown, DE) burning only .1 gallons of gas. I plug it in when I get home and 4 hours later it is good for another 35 miles.
With the average gas price pushing $5.00/gallon and foreign countries having so much influence over its production, I refuse to let my budget be affected. I’ll take my .1 gallons a day with roughly $1.50/ day electric fee to charge my Chevy Volt at night and go on my merry way. And if I up and want to take a trip across country to see family, the Chevy Volt’s extended range puts no restrictions on me. Flexibility is paramount with an investment such as this. So why everyone else starts to scramble with the rising costs of fuel, I’ll have my Chevy Volt set on cruise control.