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Get Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready – #FindNewRoads

At Bob Bell we want you to get the most out of your vehicle, it is after all in the Chevrolet motto to Find New Roads! But, with each road travelled and discovered you’ll want to ensure your vehicle is performing at its optimal level.  That’s where we come in, and why our factory trained technicians are here to help during your regular scheduled maintenance. However, when it comes to preparing for a road trip, here are some things that you can do at home to double check that your vehicle is ready to make the drive!

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1. Oil Check

You’ll want to consult your vehicle records and determine when the last time you had an oil change was? If it was recently, move on to point #2. If it’s been a while, we encourage you to either book in for an oil change or facilitate one yourself (if you’re equipped to do so) as road trips put additional stress on your engine, therefore you’ll want to make sure your oil is topped up (and new).

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2. Fluid Check

As there are multiple areas in your engine that require fluids, we would encourage you to check all of the following:

  • Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Engine Coolant
  • Brake Fluid

Keeping these fluids in check is a preventative measure and should be a part of your regular maintenance routine.

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3. Air Pressure (Tires) + Tire Tread

Checking your vehicle’s tires before a long road trip is one of utmost importance, as your tires are in physical contact with the road. We would ask that you start by checking each tires air pressure individually as they may be at different levels. Please note that each vehicle is different when it comes to where you tire pressure should be marked at. We recommend consulting your owners manual or consulting the tires on the vehicle as they should be marked for your reference.

It’s important to note that it is possible to overfill your tires, which may lead to accidents on the road. On the other hand, it is also possible to underfill your tires. In order to avoid both potential outcomes, we recommend that you utilize an air pressure gauge when filling your tires, in order to ensure enough air has been consumed to meet the desired rating.

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Now, let’s check that tire tread! There are a few ways to consult your tires and assess that they have enough tread to make the journey. You can employ the good old fashioned Penny test, which is as simple as it sounds. Place a penny into the tread, if you can see all of Lincoln’s head then your tires are under 2/32 inch and should be replaced. It’s as simple as that!

If you don’t have any change lying around, there is another method.  You can work with the tread wear indicator on your tires. These indicators should be located in multiple spots and will indicate visibly if you are under 2/32 inch and due for a change.

4. Air Filter Check

An important factor to any good pre-road trip check is assessing your air filter, as it needs to supply clean air to your engine in order for other moving parts to function appropriately. Additionally, this filter is responsible for providing you with clean air in your vehicle as well.

Air filters are found behind the front glove box or within the engine, please consult your vehicle’s manual for exact placement.

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5. Car Lights and Signals

It’s important that when you are signalling to go left, your vehicle ensures everyone else on the road knows as well. That’s why before any trip you should check all your headlights, indicators, reverse lights and tail lights. If you are looking to be extra prepared, pack extra lights in case one goes out during your journey.

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6.  Battery Life

If you can’t remember the last time you changed your battery it’s likely time for a change, however, we encourage you to consult your vehicle service records or call us to check. An indicator of the battery starting to give out is the responsiveness of your starter. If the vehicle seems slow to catch on, it might be time to switch it out.

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There you have it! These are our top recommendations for a pre-road trip check.  A car wash wouldn’t hurt either, but we’ll leave that one up to you to decide!

If you have any further questions about vehicle maintenance of you require assistance checking your vehicle before a road trip, call us in the service centre, we’re always happy to help!

  • Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air Service Department – 443.692.2134
  • Bob Bell Chevrolet Service Department (Kane Street) – 443.407.1767

Thank you for choosing to work with Bob Bell for your Chevrolet needs, we look forward to hearing about your travels as your #FindNewRoads!

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Commanding, Captivating and Cunning, the 2019 Camaro – Are you ready to make your mark?

When it comes to the Drive, we all dream of vast landscapes, longer days and winding roads. We ponder never-ending sunshine, the company of nature and the thrill of the drive. One such vehicle built to fulfil your driving fantasies is the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro.

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Starting at $25,000* with an available 455 HP and 455 LB. – FT of torque the road less travelled is on your doorstep. Whether you select the LS or track ready ZL1 you’ll be placed in an interior that was built for hot laps. With bold new looks and enhanced technology, there’s no way that the Chevrolet Camaro could disappoint.

Let’s bring you back to reality and bring life to those wild thoughts of yours by introducing the Camaro trims. Scroll down ↓

(LS) The Intro

Think nimble power. The LS, although the base model to the Camaro trims, features 275-HP with a 2.0L engine and a standard 6-speed manual transmission or available 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission. It begs to be driven as much as any other trim. Will you be the one to take it where it wants to go?


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(1LT, 2LT, 3LT) Keep Stepping Up

Building on the LT, the next three available trims for Camaro speak to the luxury components of the vehicle. Camaro really is synonymous with comfort and class, and these three trims provide just that with 6-way power adjustable front seats, 18-inch wheels and SiriusXM® Radio.

2LT will bring you more by adding a standard heated/ventilated leather-appointed front seat with dual-zone automatic climate control. With 3LT, you can expect to receive more power with a standard 3.6L 335-HP V6 engine. Whether you select 1LT, 2LT, 3LT it will be a step up from your previous vehicle, we guarantee it!

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Do you love what you’ve read thus far? But have an itch for more power, features or flair? Then SS or ZL1 may be what you’re looking for!

(1SS, 2SS) – Only Performance

It’s all about power on this tier, the 1SS comes with a standard 6.2L 455-hp V8 engine presented on 20-inch aluminium wheels with summer-only performance run-flat tires, Brembo®performance 4-wheel disc brakes and LED projector-style headlamps with LED signature lighting accents. Still not enough? Then the 2SS with built-in premium amenities to complement the athletic power of the engine might be the right selection for you.

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We know what you’re thinking. Damn. The 2SS is perfect.

Well, it is. We couldn’t deny that. But, perfection is the enemy of innovation. This statement brings us to the introduction of our final trim, the Camaro ZL1.

ZL1 – Meet Mr Supercharged

The ZL1 was engineered to crown the Camaro legacy with a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine boasting 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque and a 6-speed manual transmission. The ZL1 comes complete with Active Rev Matching or an available paddle-shift 10-speed automatic transmission.

We’ll give you a minute catch your breath before we show you a picture…or maybe this is a good opportunity for you to vaguely stare off into the distance imagining the sound of a revving engine on that picturesque road that we know you’ve had on your mind since the beginning of this post.

Ok, let’s bring it back, we’re almost done.

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Shall we step further into performance? Let’s talk specs.

Four ferocious powertrain options help Camaro dominate the road without sacrificing efficiency.

2.0L TURBO:

  • 275 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing
  • EPA-estimated 31 MPG highway
  • 0 to 60 times of 5.4 seconds and 5.5 seconds
  • Standard on Camaro LS, 1LT and 2LT

3.6L V6:

  • 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 0—60 in 5.1 seconds and 5.2 seconds
  • Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing
  • Available 8-speed automatic with Active Fuel Management™
  • Available on Camaro LT

6.2L LT1 V8:

  • 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 0—60 in 4.0 seconds† and 4.3 seconds
  • Available 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission
  • Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing offer impressive efficiency
  • Standard on Camaro SS

SUPERCHARGED 6.2L LT4 V8:

  • 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Available 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission
  • 0—60 in 3.5 seconds
  • 1.7L Eaton® supercharger
  • Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing helps improve fuel efficiency
  • Standard on Camaro ZL1

 

Knowing what’s under the hood, are you ready to hear what performance sounds like? Join us in the dealership today and put thrill into every ride with the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro.

 

We’re Beaming For Blazer – Chevrolet’s Newest SUV Is Now At Bob Bell.

Road Presence has never looked better. We’re proud to introduce you to the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Our newest vehicle to the Chevrolet SUV lineup comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine in RS and Premier trims, making it the perfect two-row midsize SUV to power all of your journeys. Built to command the road in more facets than one, the Blazer is fashioned to live within three distinct personalities packed full of features that impress.

Meet the 2019 Blazer Premier, Blazer RS and Blazer.

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Now that you’ve met your match, let’s talk specifics.

As a vehicle shopper, you’re holding onto some big expectations for your next purchase whether they’ve been realized or not. However, one important factor is performance. Man, can the Blazer perform! Ready to realize the potential? The Chevrolet Blazer features two engine types, a 2.5L engine that offers an EPA-estimated 27MPG highway* and an available 3.6L engine that offers an EPA-estimated 26 MPG highway*. Plus, both engines feature Variable Valve Timing which adjusts cam timing for performance for a more efficient drive.

Finally, note that the 3.6L V6 engine can offer you up to 4,500lbs in towing capability (requires AWD model).

  1. *EPA-estimated 22 city/27 highway for 2.5L engine and FWD.
  2. *EPA-estimated 20 city/26 highway for 3.6L engine and FWD.

So, it can perform. However, what else does the new Chevrolet Blazer have to offer? Keep reading!

Capability in a vehicle is one thing, but connectivity and technology are quite another, which is why the new Chevrolet Blazer looks to WOW with its 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. This interface houses a built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot with available 4G LTE data*. And, of course, the Chevrolet Blazer comes equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility. Looking for a little more? We’ve got you covered. Claim the RS or Premier Trim and you’ll access wireless charging! Yes, wireless* (Please note that wireless charging capabilities may not be available with all phones, check with your service provider for details). Of course, wireless isn’t the only way to charge, Blazer comes equipped with six available USB ports.

Looking to give yourself the gift of entry with your keys safely in your pocket or bag? Who isn’t! Blazer is here to secure keyless open and start functions to ensure a swift entrance regardless of key placement on your person. If you want to take keyless to the next level by adding some distance, ensure that you consider the RS or Premier trim that offers users remote start.

*More details are available in the dealership. Please note that an active service plan is required.

We’ve considered design, performance and connectivity, but what about storage?

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The Chevrolet Blazer is adjustable to your lifestyle in more ways than one. Firstly, know that you can manage the cargo space as you see fit, whether you’re channelling your inner weekend warrior or you’re envisioning your next DIY project, Blazer has you covered. The configuration is yours to play with, we encourage it of course. Work with an adjustable sliding rear seat, or level up your Tetris skills and claim the rail system and cargo fence standard on RS and Premier trims.

Finally, the most important attribute of them all. Safety.

Blazer offers advanced safety technologies to help you detect and prevent potential hazards that can give you the added confidence you deserve every time you get behind the wheel.

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Let’s face it. The all-new Blazer offers the boldest, most progressive expression of Chevrolet crossover design yet. So, the question remains, which personality fits you? Will you select, Blazer, Blazer RS or Blazer Premier. Here at Bob Bell Chevrolet, we look forward to finding out!

Visit us in our showroom or connect with us below to start your Bob Bell Chevrolet experience today.
Looking to learn more about the Chevrolet Blazer? Visit the Chevrolet Pressroom. Or visit us in the dealership for more information. 

 

Winter Driving Tips

On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow around 7:30 am and did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring for us all. We don’t think that Mother nature got the message. Take control of the winter roads with these Winter driving tips from the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Tires

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Regardless of the season, you should inspect your tires on a monthly basis and before long road trips.

  • Check your tire pressure – ensuring that your tires are inflated to your vehicle’s suggested PSI. You can find this information either in your owner’s manual or on the label inside your driver’s door.
  • All-season tires are not winter tires. All-season tires begin to lose their grip below 45 degrees Fahrenheit and are not as effective in heavy snow and ice.
  • Tires marked with a snowflake are designed for snowy conditions and offer excellent snow traction performance. Winter tires provide better traction, handling and braking. They can shorten braking distances by as much as 25%.
  • Look closely at your tread and replace tires with uneven wear or insufficient tread.

Survival Kit

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No one expects to be stranded on the side of the road. Be prepared for winter driving by keeping a survival kit in your vehicle. Below are some suggestions of items you should keep in your trunk.

  • Gloves, blankets and extra cloths
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Know what to do in an emergency
  • Jumper cables, flashlight, and warning devices such as flares and markers
  • Extra food, water and first aid kit
  • Snow shovel, broom, and ice scraper
  • Abrasive material, such as sand or kitty litter, in case your vehicle gets stuck in the snow

Check Your Vehicle

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Winter weather is hard on your vehicle and its engine. Here are some tips to help you make sure your vehicle is up to the challenge.

  • Service your vehicle with a Winter tune-up or other routine maintenance
  • Keep an extra jug of high-quality “no-freeze” windshield-washer fluid
  • Keep your gas tank at least half-full to prevent your gas line from freezing.
  • Check your battery
  • Check your cooling system
  • Check your windshield wipers and defrosters

Cleaning Your Vehicle

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Did you know that it is illegal in Maryland to drive with snow on the roof of your car? Safe winter driving starts before you drive off from your driveway.

  • Clear snow and ice from all windows, headlights, mirrors, hood and the roof. After starting your vehicle, wait for the window to defrost completely to allow clear visibility all around.
  • Snow or ice left on your vehicle will blow up onto your windshield while driving and will even blow off your vehicle onto the cars behind you potentially damaging their vehicle or blocking their view.

Practice Safe Winter Driving Habits

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Since every vehicle handles differently during different road conditions, it’s important to take the time to get to know your vehicle under winter weather driving conditions,

  • Practice cold weather driving when your area gets snow, it’s best to practice on an empty lot in full daylight.
  • Drive slowly as it’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on a snow-covered or an icy road.
  • If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, apply firm pressure, if you have non-anti-lock brakes, pump the brakes gently.
  • Steer into the skid. If you find yourself in a skidding, remain calm and ease your foot off the gas carefully steering in the direction you want the front of your vehicle to go.

Prepare for Driving

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The safest strategy is to avoid driving in bad weather conditions. If that isn’t a choice, plan before getting on the road. Driving in poor weather usually takes a lot longer and is more stressful.

  • Tell someone where you are going, your route and your estimated time of arrival.
  • Allow for extra to get to your destination.
  • Be alert, well rested and sober behind the wheel.
  • Wear your seat belt.
  • Stay on main roads and drive carefully by matching your speed to the road and weather conditions.
  • “Know Before you Go.” Call 511 or 1-855-GOMD511 or visit: http://www.md511.org for current travel information.

Winter is an optimal time to slow down and snuggle in. Doing so may not just make you feel happy; it might also help to keep you safe. So many collisions can be easily prevented by driving cautiously, alertly and patiently. It only takes a moment to change a life forever.

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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
(888) 844-0314                                                            (855) 978-9791

Source: Maryland Department of Transportation

 

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Introducing the next-generation, 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500! The all-new Silverado offers a variety of new features to help make your day-to-day easy, while still delivering the power, capability, and reliability that we’ve come to depend on from Silverado trucks.

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“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.

The Silverado leads in its class, with the most functional bed of any full-size truck. It weighs up to 450 pounds LESS than before and offers a broad range of trims and engine/transmission combinations, so that each customer finds their ideal truck.

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Design

The all-new design provides a more functional and convenient Durabed with the following enhancements: 

  • A 120-volt in-bed outlet 
  • LED Task Lighting 
  • 12 cargo tie-downs rated up to 500 pounds 
  • Power up/down tailgate with controls in the cab, on the key fob, and on the tailgate itself 
  • Larger CornerStep footwells  

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Engines

Not all the upgrades of the Silverado are visible from the outside. It now offers six different powertrains – including a 3.0L Duramax®Turbo-Diesel, a 2.7L Turbo, and a 6.2L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management – so you can choose the right combination of power and efficiency for your needs.

Technology

Not only in the all-new Silverado powerful and handsome, it’s also smart! A standard infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are controlled from a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen. You can stay connected and safe, with hands-free calling, texting and the ability to turn your truck into a mobile 4G Wi-Fi hotspot! Above and beyond these tech features, the Silverado has an expanded roster of available safety features including an HD Rear Vision Camera, Rear Camera Mirror, HD Surround Vision and MORE!

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Trim

The 2019 Silverado comes in eight trim levels and each offers its own distinctive look with even more styling characteristics than ever before! Whether you choose a Work Truck, Custom Trailboss, High Country or any of the other trims, you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd! 

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The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is so impressive, that we really encourage you to Come See Us and check them out for yourself! 

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 Pressroom

 

Happy 2nd Anniversary Truck Legends

This past September, Chevrolet celebrated its second anniversary of the Truck Legends program. Being a member is free, but is limited to anyone who has purchased/leased more than one Chevy truck or who owns one with more than 100,000 miles on it. Eligible models are restricted to the Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado (includes C/K trucks), Suburban, Colorado (including old S-10s) and Tahoe.

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“We know there is a story behind every mile, every truck and every customer,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director, in a prepared statement. “In 2018 we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of our first Chevrolet truck, and that event would not be complete without recognizing the customers who have made Chevrolet part of the fabric of America. The stories from our Truck Legends will play a key part in celebrating the next hundred years of Chevrolet trucks.”

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Being a member has a truckload of benefits! As a Chevy Truck Legends member, you can enjoy plenty of perks, including an exclusive cap, decals, special invites to Chevy events, the ability to share your photos and story in our member gallery, exclusive merchandise and truck news and updates from Chevy. Truck Legends will also be eligible for discounts from various Chevy partners and the ability to purchase exclusive Truck Legends merchandise.

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Help us grow this community, so that Chevrolet can continue to offer content and once-in-a-lifetime experiences! If you fit the criteria, what are you waiting for? Join now, so you won’t miss out on any more opportunities!

Chevrolet has named Lonzo Anderson as the Official Truck Legend of Texas. Anderson, of Arlington, Texas, has more than 375,000 miles on his 2000 Silverado. His truck will be displayed in a place of honor for the duration of the State Fair of Texas, as a testament to the most dependable, longest-lasting fullsize pickups on the road.

If you’re not eligible, Come See Us at Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air or Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore to purchase a brand-new Chevy truck! You can then, immediately earn a membership in the Truck Legends program! 

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 Pressroom

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
(888) 844-0314                                                            (855) 978-9791

Source: The Fun Times Guide

 

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
(888) 844-0314                                                            (855) 978-9791

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
(888) 844-0314                                                       (855) 978-9791

Source: Maryland Department of Transportation