The 2020 Malibu Totally Measures Up!

Malibu is a car that refuses to compromise. It’s powerful, yet efficient. Gorgeous, with a hint of sportiness. With sophisticated looks and Chevy’s latest connectivity technology, it’s the midsize sedan that offers everything you want and then some.

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Make every commute an escape

You’ll feel right at home in the spacious, intuitive and quiet interior. And with refined touches like available steering-wheel-mounted controls, comfort and convenience are front and center.

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Plus! Your connections are just a touch away with the ingenious technology integrated into this midsize car.

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  • Available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®* Hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay™compatibility
  • Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Available myChevrolet Mobile App
  • Available wireless charging
  • Available 8-inch diagonal reconfigurable Driver Information Center

 

Safety that helps you think ahead

With the 2020 Malibu, you’ll have an array of advanced safety technologies at your fingertips to give you added confidence behind the wheel.

  1. Available Forward Collision Alert
  2. Available Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  3. Available Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced
  4. Available Rear Park Assist
  5. Available Front Pedestrian Braking
  6. Available Intellibean Headlamps
  7. Available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  8. Standard Rear Vision Camera
  9. Available Forward Collision Alert

Parking got you down? Malibu can assist with that too!

You can secure available automatic parking assist. It will help you parallel and perpendicular park while moving at low speeds by automatically steering the vehicle into a detected parking space while you follow text commands, select gears and perform all braking and acceleration.

Watch the video below to see automatic parking assist in action.

Last, but certainly not least, let’s talk about performance!

Take charge with your choice of engines that let you pick your perfect balance of performance and efficiency.

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Ready for more time with Malibu? Why not book in for a test drive to see the vehicle first hand OR shop our current inventory and see which trim best suits your needs. We can’t wait to show you the Bob Bell difference – see you soon!

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TRAVERSE is Synonymous with Safety, Family & Back-To-School Style!

Are you looking for a vehicle that boasts a big personality with loads of space and comfort for your entire family? Then, you’re looking for TRAVERSE, the SUV that offers the technology you can depend on with advanced safety features that will allow you to drive with confidence. 

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Did you know that in 2019, U.S.News & World Report acknowledged the TRAVERSE with the accolade of Best 3-Row SUV for families?  Or, that in 2018 Parents & Edmunds rated the Chevrolet Traverse in the top 10 Family Cars? With comfortable seating up to 8, how could they not! 

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It’s one thing to be the SUV that people stare at in traffic, it’s another to provide the goods to back up the style. That’s why with Traverse, Chevrolet focused on upgrading the family space on the road. The interior host’s leather-appointed seats with premium stitching and with a Noise-Canceling cabin road sounds will never be apart of the conversation again. With available heated and ventilated front seats along with an enhanced Smart Slide second-row, Traverse is customizable to how your family travels day-to-day.  

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Do you have a teen driver? Traverse comes equipped with Teen Driver Technology which includes muting the audio until front-seat occupants are all buckled up, as well as the available advanced safety features like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Forward Automatic Braking.  PLUS, the class is always in session with Traverse with an in-vehicle report card that shows your teen how they performed. 

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Are you wondering what powers this beast? Traverse offers a 3.6L V6 engine with available towing capability that performs in a powerful way. Plus, the 9-speed automatic transmission offers the smooth shifting you want and the fuel economy† you need. You can event select your driver’s mode! Select from FWD, 4X4/SNOW, OFF-ROAD, TOW/HAUL.

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These are just some of the reasons you’ll drive with added confidence this school year! View our current inventory and discover more features on a vehicle produced with family and safety in mind. 

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INTRODUCING THE 2020 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY

A dream 67 years in the making

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is re-imagined to bring customers new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle. The Stingray’s heart is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, producing up to 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette.

A mid-engine masterpiece

When you completely reimagine a car as iconic as Corvette, you get a beautifully sculpted mid-engine sports car that makes a powerful statement. Not your everyday car, but a car you want to drive every day. And with aerodynamic components integrated throughout, its gorgeous form is functional.

A New Profile In power

The mid-engine configuration provides incredible visibility, responsiveness and driving feel. The new engine placement provides rear weight bias, meaning more power is directed to the rear wheels where it matters most. And with the windshield now over the front wheels, there’s improved downforce without the need for a front air dam.

More to Meet your eyes

With the engine in the rear, engineers were able to lower the cowl, hood, instrument panel and steering wheel for the utmost in forward vision. Every detail is designed to provide a natural and immersive driving experience that’s tailored to you. Each button exactly where it needs to be for comfortable, intuitive use. And with three seat combinations to choose from, there’s sure to be one that perfectly suits you.

Pure and Precise Shifting

Every part had to earn its way onto this car, and the standard dual-clutch transmission is no different. It features lightning-quick shifts, combining the smoothness of an automatic with the action of a manual. And since there’s no deceleration between shifts, your lap times will benefit too.

A heart that’s always racing

What happens when you set out to improve upon a storied legacy of small block engines? You get the all-new 6.2L LT2 V8. A no-compromises powerhouse that’s been architecturally transformed to sit lower for improved handling. It’s equipped with a standard dry-sump system for improved performance when g-forces are high and features Continuously Variable Valve Timing that further improves performance.

The Right Mode for Every Road

With the turn of a meticulously designed dial, everything changes. The Driver Mode Selector lets you electronically calibrate up to 12 performance variables to ready your Stingray for any road. And all-new My Mode and Z-Mode let you personalize performance even further, allowing you to save settings between drives.

Learn more about the all-new 2020 Corvette by connecting with a corvette concierge representative at Bob Bell Chevrolet.

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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!

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.

 

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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1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
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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
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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