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Fall Driving Tips

Fall is arguably the most beautiful season. It’s a great time to go for a drive, just to enjoy the scenery. As the weather and road conditions change with the season, the following Fall driving safety tips will help keep you safe. This will give you the opportunity to enjoy the cool crisp air and the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves.

 

The Dangers of Leaves on the Roads

It is important to treat leaves with the same caution as ice, as they can be just as slippery when wet. When driving you should try to avoid the piles of leaves along the edge of the road, as they can obscure hidden hazards. It is also critical to slow down when driving on a road covered with leaves, especially around turns.

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Adjust for Fewer Hours of Daylight

In the Fall there are fewer hours of daylight. As the hours of daylight decrease, chances are you’ll be doing more driving in dusk or dark conditions. You may even be commuting to or from work in the dark. In the fading light of dusk, it is more difficult to see pedestrians, animals and children, so be sure all your lights are on, working properly and kept clean.

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Changing Weather Conditions

As Fall progresses, the overnight temperatures tend to drop, often below the freezing point. Give yourself extra time to clear your windows of frost/ice before heading out on the road. Make sure your wipers and defrosters are working as they should. While driving, be aware of frost or black ice on the roadways, especially when driving on bridges, or in shaded areas.

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Cope with Glare

Always keep a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle. When the sun is hanging low in the sky, it can be blinding if you’re driving toward it.  Sun glare can impact your sight for seconds after exposure, making it hard to see pedestrians, oncoming traffic, or the car in front of you. Keeping your windshield clean is also very important as dirt on the glass can amplify the glare.

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Safe driving practices are important through the year. We all should get out and enjoy the season before the winter drives us all indoor.  Be aware of the unique autumn driving hazards and follow our Fall driving safety tips for a safer and more pleasant drive.

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Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
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Source: The Fun Times Guide

 

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Chevrolet Launches Call Me Out App To Discourage Distracted Driving

Chevrolet is launching a new smartphone app that takes aim at distracted driving. This app encourages drivers to leave their phone alone while operating a vehicle. Unlike all the other new smartphone apps being launched daily, Chevy’s Call Me Out app could save your life.

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In 2016, distracted driving claimed 3,450 lives in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There isn’t enough data available to prove how many of those cases involved the use of cell phones by drivers. In efforts to help reduce these statistics, Chevrolet hosted a hackathon, challenging college students to propose ways of reducing distracted driving. The framework for the Call Me Out app evolved from this effort.

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“As the father of two daughters, I am keenly aware of all the perils that my children face out in the world on a daily basis, and that is why it is so important for GM and Chevrolet to offer technologies that help all of us become safer drivers,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet. “With Call Me Out we are extending our commitment beyond the technologies integrated into GM and Chevy vehicles and are making the app available for Android phone users who drive other vehicle makes and models in an effort to help people change their driving behavior and make our roads safer.”

Here’s how the app works: The Call Me Out app encourages users to enlist friends and family members to record messages, which are then used to remind them to keep their hands off their devices and on the wheel. In addition to the audible message, a graphic of a wagging finger is also displayed on the device. The app uses the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to detect when the phone is being physically picked up while traveling speeds above 5 mph. The app also includes a gaming featuring, with a scoreboard and rankings. The less a phone is handled while driving, the higher the score on the Leaderboard.

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The app is currently available as a free download, though only for Android users in the Google Play Store (must be 18 years or older and have a data plan).

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
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Source: Chevrolet Press Room

Back to School Safety Tips

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As the school doors open, traffic gets a little heavier on our streets. People are back from holidays, school buses and public transit are on regular routes, and more people are walking, cycling or driving to school.

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We need to remember during this time to share roads safely. It’s important to slow down and stay alert near school zones and parks, especially before and after school!

Did you know that school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today? The reality is, more children are hurt outside the bus than inside as passengers. For this reason, it is necessary to know the proper laws and procedures for sharing the road safely with school buses.

  • It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children – from all directions
  • The yellow flashing lights are to alert motorists that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload passengers
  • The red flashing lights and an extended stop sign arm, signals the bus is stopped and that children are getting on or off the bus
  • Please leave at least 10 feet around a school bus
  • Be alert as children are unpredictable

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Sharing the road safely with young pedestrians is just as important as school buses. All drivers should recognize the special safety needs of pedestrians, especially those that are children.

  • Drivers must observe school zone speeds
  • Crossing guards and school patrol officers are there to keep our children safe. If you come up to a set of lights, and the light turns green, but the crossing guard still says stop, follow their direction and not the traffic light
  • Kids are small and are easily distracted. Be observant and alert as you never know when a small child might step out from between parked cars or off a sidewalk
  • Please do not block a crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians

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From all of us at Bob Bell, let’s all help everyone stay safe this school year!

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                           Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                   1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                 Baltimore, MD 21224
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Source: Maryland Department of Transportation

Prepare Yourselves for the all new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Take a closer look at the breathtaking design of the all-new, 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Chevrolet is reintroducing this midsize SUV, as its newest member of the Chevy family.

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This model stems from originality and its unique design elements to make it stand out from the rest of its predecessors.

If you like a vehicle with a bold attitude, the 2019 Blazer may just be the perfect fit for you. Completely customizable, this crossover SUV is breaking boundaries of style and character. Some of the features you can customize include; distinctive interior and exterior trims and colors, front-end grilles, RS and up-level premier models, nine-speed automatic transmission that back your 2.5L I-4 to 3.6L V-6 engines, and SO much MORE! It’s a blank canvas, and your style is the paintbrush.

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Aside from style, the Blazer is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. It is designed to give its drivers and passengers the most comfortable and efficient experience.  Equipped with hitch guidance, electronic-locking glove boxes, comfort-open windows, heated REAR seats, wireless charging, and six USB ports for everyone to enjoy. You’re not simply driving home when you get in your 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, you ARE home.

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We know, it’s overwhelming, but don’t get too excited just yet. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer won’t be available until early 2019. You will have to stay tuned for additional details regarding pricing, closer to its release.

You won’t want to miss this, and we want to make sure that you don’t!

Sign up here for all the updates on the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, so that you’re ready for yours, when it hits the market. You’re welcome.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                           Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                    1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                  Baltimore, MD 21224
(888) 844-0314                                                         (855) 978-9791

Source: Chevrolet Press Room

 

Explore the new faces of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, Cruze and Spark!

If you are a Chevrolet enthusiast, you may have already seen the reveal of the 2019 Chevy Malibu, Cruze and Spark earlier this year. Either way, we are thrilled to present to you, a sneak peek into them!

2019 Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevrolet Spark

The Chevrolet Spark is now sporting a fresh new front grille and reshaped fog lights, on the 2019 higher end trim models. Aside from the cosmetics, new active safety technologies are now available such as, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking. This feature will assist drivers and prevent/reduce the severity of low-speed front-end collisions. This affordable Chevy has been a leader in its segment since its debut, with young buyers and women, due to its ability to be easily personalized.

2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze received a stunning new update to its facade, with an updated front grille and LED accent lighting. The Cruze has acquired a standard 7.0-inch color touchscreen radio and new wheel designs on all models. A remote starter and automatic climate control are now standard on the LT and Premier models. The Cruze will be available for purchase later this year in both the sedan and hatchback models. Similarly to the Spark, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking will be available as well as many more advanced safety features as an optional extra.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS

2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has added a new trim to its lineup, the RS. This new sporty design offers amazing features, at an attractive price point. Included in this model are 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, dual-outlet exhaust and MORE! The list does not end there…Inside, you will find a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, black cloth seats and a standard 8-inch color touchscreen radio running Chevrolet Infotainment 3.  There are many more updates across the 2019 Malibu lineup, it’s worth checking out!

The 2019 line up is impressive and we’re really excited for the arrival on our lots later this year! Keep your eyes open for the official launch!

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Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                           Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                    1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                  Baltimore, MD 21224
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Source: Chevrolet Press Room

Chevrolet Military Discount

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It seems that many of us have unfortunately forgotten, or simply given up on, the true meaning of Memorial Day. For many, Memorial Day (formally known as Decoration Day) is known as the “unofficial kick off for Summer.” This is the time of year where the weather seems to be finally warming up and the kids are just finishing their school year. This long weekend is usually used for a chance to get away for a few days or spending time with family having a BBQ.

Did you know that Memorial Day has been celebrated in the United States for almost 150 years? Memorial Day was created as a day dedicated to honor and commemorate all men and women who have died in military services for the United States. It was inspired by the 500,000 deaths of soldiers in the Civil War. To this day, thousands more are willing to risk their lives to protect our rights and freedoms.

Bob Bell Chevrolet proudly offers the men and women who have bravely supported our country with a Military Discount.  This discount is available to Active Duty members, Reservists, National Guard members, Veterans within three years of discharge date and Retirees – including their spouses or designated household members – of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Save hundreds, even thousands of dollars, on the purchase or lease of eligible, NEW Chevrolet vehicles, at special discounted pricing below MSRP*. What’s even better? You can even combine the Military Discount with most current offers = Save Even More!

Securing your savings is easy! Sign in or register for the GM Military Discount to apply today!

Thank You For Your Service!

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1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
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Electric and Hybrid Chevrolet Vehicles – Earth Day Special

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Chevrolet offers a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles that put gas stations in your rear view. The all-electric 2017 Bolt EV takes electric vehicles to a whole new level with impressive range. The 2017 Volt offers the best of both worlds with an electric charge that seamlessly switches to a gasoline-powered generator when your charge runs out. And the new 2017 Malibu Hybrid offers efficiency that you never expected.

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All electric. All efficient.

The 2017 Bolt EV is an all-electric vehicle offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range per charge for an affordable price. Want to know how much energy you’ve used? There’s a 10.2-inch diagonal center display screen that conveniently shows information such as your battery level.

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The electric car redefined

Volt is powered by two electric motors that work in unison to offer up to 53 pure electric miles on a single charge and a range of up to 420 miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas. By charging regularly, Chevrolet expects owners to drive 1,000 miles between fill-ups.

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Head-turning style with exceptional efficiency

Malibu Hybrid can help you get the most out of every gallon by offering an EPA-estimated 49 MPG city. The innovative Driver Efficiency Gauge gives you feedback on how your driving habits affect your fuel economy.

source: http://www.chevrolet.com/electric-hybrid-vehicles

 

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
(888) 844-0314                                                            (855) 978-9791

Chevrolet Teams Up With Data Scientist To Create Epic Family Road Trip

Here’s a fun article I found in the Chevrolet Pressroom. Enjoy!

Algorithm calculates optimal 48-state route to visit family-favorite attractions

DETROIT — Chevrolet enlisted the expertise of prominent data scientist Randy Olson to help families make the most of their spring road trip plans. Olson created a map using a custom algorithm to plan an efficient route through all 48 contiguous states, with stops at 48 of some of the best-known and most beloved family vacation spots across the United States.

According to a recent national survey commissioned by Chevrolet, spending time with family and exploring new and interesting locations were U.S. parents’ top two favorite aspects of family road trips.

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From national landmarks to thrilling theme parks and everything in between, this data-driven map provides an efficient route between destinations with the least amount of backtracking and stress — an important consideration for traveling families.

“This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like,” said Olson. “Across the U.S., people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey.”

To traverse the entire 48-state route, travelers would spend more than 214.56 hours (approximately 9 days) on the road and log 13,389 miles on the odometer — not including time or mileage for overnight breaks and detours.

“Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get them where they’re going reliably. Chevy is now the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for cars, trucks and SUVs three years in a row2.”

Chevrolet earned J.D. Power Dependability Awards for Most Dependable Compact SUV, Midsize SUV, Large Light Duty Pickup and Midsize Car.

The national survey commissioned by Chevrolet also found that parents typically bring an average of 6.6 mobile devices in the vehicle on family road trips. Technology offered in vehicles such as the all-new Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox and Trax can help keep travelers entertained and connected with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi2, built-in navigation and Apple CarPlay3 and Android Auto4 compatibility.

Other available Chevrolet technology and safety features that can help enhance a family road trip include:

  • Surround Vision5
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert5
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning5
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert5
  • Rear Park Assist5
  • Rear Seat Reminder6 

     

Chevrolet also worked with Olson to curate shorter road trips for families looking to explore different parts of the country in-depth, including the Midwest, the Northeast, the West Coast, Texas and Florida.
In the spirit of Find New Roads, Chevrolet wishes everyone a safe and happy road trip season.

1Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Data plans provided by AT&T.
2The Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles in their respective segments in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, based on 36,896 total responses, measuring problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners, surveyed October-December 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.
3Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
4Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher and data plan rates apply. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
5Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important safety or driver assistance feature limitations and information.
6Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

New Year. New Brand

We’re proud to introduce the new Bob Bell brand experience. More than a logo, come see us to experience the Bob Bell way.

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You may remember our ads with Bob Bell playing piano in his pink tuxedo, but I bet you didn’t know he couldn’t play a single note! What was important to him, and to all of us at Bob Bell today, was making people smile.

See you soon!

Winter Sales Event On Now!

1200x628During the WINTER SALES EVENT at Bob Bell Chevrolet in Baltimore and Bel Air MD, you’ll find some pretty fantastic offers.

Offers like these…

  • 2018 Cruze : As low as $14697 : Lease from $169/24 months with $2,079 due at signing (10k miles per year)
  • 2018 Silverado : Up to $12,000 off : Lease from $239/24 months with $3,429 due at signing (10k miles per year)

  • 2018 Equinox : As low as $21,399 : Lease from $199/24 months with $2,599 due at signing (10k miles per year)

  • 2018 Trax : As low as $15,777 : Lease from $159/39 months with $2,495 due at signing (10k miles per year)

  • 2018 Traverse : As low as $28,499 : Lease from $279/36 months with $2,969 due at signing (10k miles per year)

  • 2018 Malibu : As low as $17,598 : Lease from $189/36 months with $2,109 due at signing (10k miles per year)

If you have any questions, or would like to set up a test drive for any of these vehicles, please give us a call at the number listed below.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
(888) 844-0314                                                            (855) 978-9791