Jeff Gordon to Drive 2015 Indy 500 Pace Car

When news broke that Jeff Gordon would be driving the 2015 Indy 500 pace car this year, it may have confused some people. Gordon didn’t race Indy cars; he raced in the NASCAR circuit! But to say he raced doesn’t quite capture his success. Gordon came out on top in 92 NASCAR races.

Gordon had real ambitions to race at the Indy 500 early in his career. He told Fox Sports, “When I go back to being a young kid, I started racing quarter midgets in California, all I wanted to do was be a professional racecar driver and hoped that I got the chance to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion will get his chance to go around the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this time in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the car he’ll be using for the pace car come race day. We at MY Chevrolet think it makes perfect sense considering it was Chevrolet that helped Gordon garner his triumphs over the years.

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06

Chevy Impala Midnight Edition Brings the Drama

2015 Chevrolet Impala

Current Chevy Impala Available at MY Chevrolet

We saw the concept when it made its dramatic entrance as the Impala Blackout concept last year at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Now, the drama continues as the Chevy Impala Midnight Edition heads to production.

Chevy’s popular sedan makes an imposing statement, dressed in a Jet Black exterior with black accents, a black interior, and a black rendition of the Chevy bowtie on the front and rear.

“Since its introduction in 2014, Impala has become a benchmark for Chevrolet car design,” said Steve Majoros, Chevy’s director of car marketing. “The Midnight Edition further strengthens the Impala’s dramatic, head-turning styling.”

The Midnight Edition will be available as a package for the 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ trims, priced from $995 to $1,595. Engine options are between the standard 2.5-liter with stop/start technology and the powerful 3.6-liter V6.

We at MY Chevrolet are excited to announce that since production has already begun on the special edition models, we can expect them to begin arriving this summer for the 2016 model year.

The 2016 Chevy Malibu Powertrain: More Options Means More Bang for Your Buck

In the battle for the top spot in the sedan market, the 2016 Malibu has come to play! “We’re not in it to tread water,” said Steven Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director for cars and crossovers. “If this is a race, we’re coming around hot on the outside, and I think we’ll pass some people.”

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Current Chevy Malibu Available at MY Chevrolet

Introduced at the New York Auto Show, the 2016 Malibu sports a redesigned sleek and trimmed exterior losing 300 lbs and gaining some length–offering passengers more legroom, compared to its previous model.

But perhaps it is the added Chevy Malibu powertrain options that promise to propel the sedan not only on the road, but also in sales. Consumers can choose from either a 1.5-liter or the new-to-the-lineup 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a six-speed or eight-speed automatic gearbox, with estimates of 37 mpg, as well as a hybrid version promising 47 mpg combined fuel economy.

Other must-have features on Chevy’s newest midsize car include Teen Driver—a monitoring system for parents to observe their teen’s driving practices—and 4G LTE wireless Internet capabilities.

Don’t be a stranger at MY Chevrolet, where your new 2016 Malibu will be waiting for you in our showroom this fall.

The Epitome of Auto Engineering: The Chevy Indy Racecar Gets Upgrades

Indy Race CarChevy is putting more money into its IndyCar program, the height of automotive engineering. The Chevy Indy racecar is getting some major upgrades, including a new aerodynamic kit. While you might not think this is a big deal, Chevy is looking to secure a win at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, the proving grounds for every prominent automaker in the world.

According to IndyStar, the Chevy team has had some problems getting the proper amount of downforce in the past. In order to counteract that, Chevy is overhauling the IndyCar to change up the aerodynamics. Seeing as most of these racecars are basically one big wing, that’s big news for enthusiasts.

“We’re going to be implementing an additional part that will add on top of the base of that front upper wing,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet’s program manager for IndyCar. “It’s certainly a fragile element of the new front wing design, but it was hit by another vehicle. It’s not a structural deficiency in how it’s attached. The ability to withstand impacts is really where the continuous improvement is coming from.”

By upgrading Chevy’s iconic Indy racer, the brand can prove what Chevy is truly capable of. We at MY Chevrolet have our fingers crossed for the May 9th race in Indianapolis, when the whole world will be watching.

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.