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.
Why Nitrogen? Fully inflated tires are safer, perform better, last longer and give you better gas mileage. Inflating your tires with high-purity nitrogen can help you maintain your tires recommended level of pressure 2-3 times longer than air.
Smoother, safer ride – Properly inflated tires allow the control you need for a safer, smoother ride. With under inflated tires, you have less contact area between tire and road surface, less braking & steering control and a greater potential for blowouts.
Fuel Mileage – By maintaining proper tire pressure, you reduce tire resistance and this creates less drag, allowing you to obtain desired fuel mileage. MONEY SAVER!
Tire Life – Some tire manufacturers claim the use of nitrogen extends the tire life by as much as 25%. Under-inflated tires wear prematurely due to uneven road contact. Because nitrogen is moisture free, the tires’ rubber will deteriorate more slowly than damp compressed air. Also, no moisture will lead to no corrosion on the wheels.
Take a look inside a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. Chevrolet’s prize jewel has kept American car lovers captivated for the last 59 years. We have seen the ’Vette evolve from a classy little two-seater to a muscle bound super car. It goes head to head with European power for a fraction of the price. There is no feeling like being behind the wheel of this American classic. Join Josh from 1st State Chevy for a walk around of our newest addition, a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe.
2012 came in and with it the end to the Chevy Aveo line. It brought in a complete redesign meant to turn the market on its head. Watch out rice-burners, we welcome the all new 2012 Chevy Sonic! This little sport compact will compete with its foreign competition, that has reigned supreme for years, on every level. A new youthful appearance is just the start, but look at it! It puts that senior citizen styled Aveo in its dust, no offense to our elder crowd. First thing you notice are the distinctive black inset headlamps. A design that gives the front end of it a stare that says watch out. The wider wheel base gives it an aggressive stance that looks good and improves handling in the corners.
The new design doesn’t stop with its striking outward appearance. Once you open the door and peak inside you stop for a second, “wow, I love it”. You climb in the driver seat and immediately focus your attention to the motorcycle inspired instrument cluster, “wait, am I speeding? are there any cops around?” Ok, it might not go quite like that, but you do get the feeling you can take off at any second. As you look around you notice the propeller inspired vents, perforated leather seats comfortably huge your torso, you grip the leather wrapped steering wheel and you are ready to go. So it looks fast….is it? Well it is the only compact available with a turbo charged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed transmission, giving it the most available torque in its class (148lb -ft) This powertrain combo also give its 138hp and an EPA estimated 40mpg highway. Now it’s true youthful exuberance is marked by its incorporated technology. Onstar remote link gives you realtime vehicle stats and allows you to remote door lock/unlock and remote start all from your mobile phone. Bluetooth technology allows you to connect that mobile phone to the Sonic for hands-free calling. The available USB port enables you to connect your jump-drive, ipod or iphone directly to the car where you can play any music you have stored or even listen to internet radio. Onstar directions and connections will give you turn by turn directions and display them on the radio info screen. Oh and did I mention 3 months of XM satellite radio for free? Many will wonder where the Sonic stands when it comes to safety…Well, I don’t recommend jumping ramps into kickflips or skydiving with it out a C110. Unless of course you are a trained stuntman with an emergency backup in place. But to us ordinary folk, it is the first car in its class to offer 10 airbags standard. Adding in Stabilitrak, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, daytime running lamps, tire pressure monitoring system, high-strength steel reinforced cabin, and Onstar you won’t find a safer small car on the road.
Now 1st State Chevy is happy to have a good selection of 2012 Sonics in stock. Take a look at this walk around video we made of our newest addition.
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