All-New 2016 Spark Has a Bright (Green) Future

Chevrolet definitely has big dreams for the little Spark. A single look at the 2016 model shown at the 2015 New York Auto Show was enough to tell us the hatchback has a bright future ahead of it—or in this case, a bright green future.

2015 Chevrolet Spark

2015 Chevy Spark – Available Now at MY Chevrolet!

The 2016 Spark comes with an all-new Ecotec 1.4-liter inline-four with manual and continuously variable transmission; the latter provides an excellent 40 mpg on the highway.

Thanks to a new robust architecture, the driving experience has been improved to provide a quieter ride, better control and refinement, and more precise handling.

It’s not just the engine and handling that have gotten more sophisticated though. The all-new 2016 Spark is also smarter than ever with new available safety features like Side Blind Spot Alert and Forward Collision Alert, next-generation Chevrolet MyLink with 7-inch color touchscreen, and an advanced dot-matrix LCD instrument cluster display.

It’ll go on sale at MY Chevrolet in the fourth quarter of 2015.

National Car Care Month Reminds Us to Take Better Care of Our Cars

ServiceApril is National Car Care Month, a good reminder that many of us just do the bare minimum when it comes to keeping our trusty vehicles running. The truth is, by taking better care of our cars throughout the year, they will not only run more efficiently but save us money on costly repairs down the road. Here are five things you can do this month to jumpstart better car care habits, and prepare your car for summer driving.

Check the fluids. Fluids are an integral part of your car’s ability to function (and do so efficiently). Check the engine oil; the brake, transmission, windshield washer, and power steering fluids; and antifreeze. Top off or replace each one as needed. If you have questions, stop by MY Chevrolet!

Check the battery. Winter can be especially rough on car batteries, so we suggest testing your battery’s life before heading into the hot summer months. Also look for corrosion on the connections. When it’s time to replace your battery, do so sooner rather than later.

Check the tires and windshield wipers. Make sure your tires are in good condition and properly inflated. Also take the time to replace your windshield wipers if they don’t appropriately clear your windshield. Here in California, we are hoping for rain, so make sure you’re prepared in the event we get some much-needed moisture. Bald or under- or over-inflated tires pose a serious threat on a slick roads.

Check the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Before temperatures begin to soar as the summer months approach, make sure the air in your car is flowing correctly, especially the air conditioning system.

Check the hoses and belts. Look for hoses and belts that show any signs of excessive wear–like cracks, tears, or fraying. Also keep an eye out for loose belts or hoses that aren’t properly fitted. If you find anything that doesn’t look right, be sure to show your trusted technician.

For more information and tips on keeping your car in tip-top condition, check out the free Car Care Guide from carcare.org!

Chevy Safety Technology Shines for Impala, Suburban and Tahoe

The Chevy Impala was recently named to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 15 Best Family Cars of 2015 and US News & World Report’s 2015 Best Cars for Families list. The Chevy Suburban was also featured on the 2015 Best Cars for Families list, and the Tahoe on the KBB.com list. What did all of the models have in common? Recognition for their new Chevy safety technology features!

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

2015 Chevy Tahoe – Available at MY Chevrolet

All three models provide crash-avoiding technologies. Integrated cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensor technology aid drivers to avoid numerous blind-spot and rear-end collisions. In addition, the Impala is available with Front Automatic Braking. The Impala can actually apply the brakes itself (before the driver has a chance) to avoid accidents when dangerous situations are detected.

Alan Batey, a senior vice president for GM North America, said, “Chevrolet puts families first, with cars, trucks and SUVs that provide the latest safety technologies and crash protection at a value. It’s why Chevrolet was the most-awarded car company in 2014 and is driving toward another year of strong recognition.”

Stop by My Chevrolet to experience the safest Chevrolets including the Impala, Tahoe and Suburban!

First Look at Sixth-Generation Camaro

Chevrolet and General Motors are full of surprises this March. With their recent announcement that the fifth generation Camaro is set to sell its 500,000th unit, they put out a video to celebrate. What you’re seeing is our first look at the sixth generation Camaro in motion.

That noise is unmistakably the LT1 V8 engine roaring under the hood. It’s much louder than what we’re used to but we’re betting it packs more of a punch as well. Chevrolet has been keeping even minor details about the sixth generation Camaro under lock and key. Other than shadowy images, spy shots, and an occasional leak, this is the first official look at the 2016 Camaro.

That’s important for one reason and one reason only: we’re that close to seeing the full 2016, sixth-generation Camaro in all its glory. Rumors are floating around pinning a debut time to the Indy 500 in May, but with the release of this teaser, the betting begins. Ford released its secret project, the GT, without any notification. Could Chevrolet do the same at the New York Auto Show?

With 500,000 units sold in five years, we at MY Chevrolet have to hand it to the fifth generation Camaro. It really set the stage for its successor.

Win a New Corvette by Helping a Noble Charity Effort

Last year, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray took home the hardware as the North American Car of the Year—and it’s continued to gain accolades and win admirers ever since. Now, you can win a new Corvette for yourself, thanks to a noble charity effort put on by Chevrolet and the Ronald McDonald House. The 22nd Annual Ronald McDonald House Collector Car Drawings allow you to enter to win either a 1967 Corvette Stingray or a brand-new 2015 Corvette Z06.

2015 Chevy Corvette

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

The Corvette Z06 being given away actually comes with Z07 performance in a vibrant Torch Red exterior color. The Z06 is also the most track-ready Corvette ever created, so you’ll basically be winning yourself a race car. It has an LT4 V8 engine with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and that’s paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

You will also be entered to win a 1697 Corvette Stingray, an amazing classic sports car which proves the Corvette lineup has been amazing for over 50 years. You can buy a ticket in the charity drawing for only $3, so make sure to get your name in the hat today! The drawings happen on November 7, 2015, and December 12, 2015, so don’t wait on this opportunity. Visit MY Chevrolet to learn more.

Six Chevrolet Vehicles Top 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2015 Chevy Malibu received high marks in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Chevrolet is known for being a dependable brand; now, the American carmaker is being recognized for it. The 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study recently recognized six Chevrolet vehicles as being the most dependable in their segment, showing the American carmaker is one of the most reliable brands in the industry.

“Chevrolet is committed to offering customers a complete lineup of vehicles that deliver great performance, design, and technology, and do it with great value,” said Brian Sweeney, US vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service. “Vehicle dependability is a large part of that value, and this prestigious award recognizes our ongoing efforts to further enhance value for our customers.”

The Chevrolet Malibu was honored with the top ranking in the Midsize Car segment, while the Silverado HD came out on top in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. Chevrolet was also number one in the Midsize Sporty Car segment thanks to the Camaro. The 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study also honored three other vehicles with the Tahoe and Silverado 1500 ranking second in their respective segments and the Suburban coming in third.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado

If you are interested in seeing the dependability of Chevrolet vehicles, don’t hesitate to come to My Chevrolet and give our vehicles a test drive.

Locals Create Custom City Tours with the Help of the Chevrolet Trax

When you’re trying to get to know a new city, there’s nothing like having the help of locals to learn about the best places to visit, eat, and have fun. And, having an urban-friendly vehicle like the all-new Chevrolet Trax doesn’t hurt either. Chevrolet put both of these things to good use in a new campaign, which it calls Hidden Gems.

2015 Chevy Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax – Available now at MY Chevrolet

Chevrolet has asked 20 social media influencers to create custom city tours of either Chicago or New York with the help of the Trax to show off the city’s lesser-known venues, such as a small music club, butchery demo, distillery tour, or even a trampoline training center.

“Trax is the perfect small SUV for urban discovery,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of marketing for cars and crossovers, in a statement. “With its car-like maneuverability and SUV capability, in addition to OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, Trax gives you the tools to discover and share what the city has to offer.”

The Hidden Gems campaign started on February 28nd and runs through the summer. You can follow along with all the big city experiences online using the hashtag #HiddenGems on social media.

Stop by MY Chevrolet today to check out the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and see what hidden gems you can find.

Tom Brady’s Chevy Colorado Re-Gifted to Malcolm Butler

When the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl earlier this month, Most Valuable Player quarterback Tom Brady earned more than just a championship title; the incredible athlete also received a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevy Colorado

However, Brady decided to re-gift the 2015 pickup to the player he thought truly deserved it the most. Brady gave his Chevy Colorado to cornerback Malcolm Butler, who saved the Patriots from possible defeat against the Seattle Seahawks.

GM confirmed that the 2015 Colorado had transferred ownership to Butler, after Brady suggested he might make the move in an interview, saying, “Brady…and Chevrolet determined Butler deserved recognition for his game-saving interception.”

We applaud Tom Brady for his generosity toward his teammates, including Butler, who clearly made a huge difference at the Big Game. What do you think about Tom Brady’s Chevy Colorado? Let us at My Chevrolet know your thoughts in the comments.

Chevrolet Equinox’s Success Helps Take Compact SUV Segment to the Next Level

As a press release from Chevrolet recently mentioned, 2014 was the first year that saw midsize cars relegated to the second largest automotive segment. The popularity of compact SUVs had simply grown and grown over the years until they finally overcame midsize cars to become the largest automotive segment—and we at MY Chevrolet can attest to that.

Within the SUV segment itself, the Chevrolet Equinox made up 9% of total sales last year. Its performance doesn’t look to be slowing either. In January of 2015 alone, 20,000 people picked up a new Equinox. That’s a 34% increase from the same month in 2014.

What is it about the Chevrolet Equinox that makes it irresistible for shoppers interested in a compact SUV? GM North America President Alan Batey said the Chevrolet Equinox’s success came from the SUV’s “value-driven balance of performance, versatility and personal connectivity.”

2015 Chevy Equinox

2015 Chevy Equinox – Available now at MY Chevrolet!

GM unveiled the latest Chevrolet Equinox at last week’s Chicago Auto Show. Its latest incarnation should only prove to continue the growing legacy of Chevrolet’s second best-selling model.

How Chevy’s Super Bowl Commercial Stopped the Hearts of Football Enthusiasts Everywhere

2015 Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

When it comes to Super Bowl commercials, it seems that nearly nothing is off-limits these days. When brands are paying over four million dollars for a 30-second spot, you know there’s going to be some stiff competition. The stakes were as high as they’ve ever been this year, and Chevy did not disappoint with their “Blackout” ad.

Chevy’s Super Bowl Commercial tricked viewers into thinking that their TVs had died just as the big game was getting underway. The horror! The commercial began with an aerial view of the stadium, and a voiceover that made us all believe the commercial break was over. But wait – suddenly, the reception pixilated, then blacked out completely. The blank screen lasted a few seconds, then the commercial resumed with this:

“What would you do if your TV went out?”

Chevrolet touted its Colorado pickup, which just so happens to come with 4G LTE connectivity. Point taken–we shouldn’t be caught without reliable internet coverage, anywhere.

Chevy’s ad may have given football enthusiasts a good scare, but we think this ad was a slam-dunk. It captured audience’s attention, sent a clear message, and was memorable.

“When you have a groundbreaking product like the Chevy Colorado, you must deliver groundbreaking advertising like we are today,” said Paul Edwards, US vice president for Chevrolet Marketing.

Stop by My Chevrolet to check out the Colorado for yourself.