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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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

Celebrating 100 Years of Iconic Chevrolet Trucks

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2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first production Chevrolet Truck. In celebration of this milestone, we are taking a look back at 10 of the most influential trucks in Chevrolet’s history. Additionally, Chevrolet is honoring its truck centennial with a special announcement!

 

Here are 10 of the most iconic Chevrolet trucks of the past 100 years:

  • 1918 One-Ton: This was the first production truck from Chevrolet. It took inspiration from the vehicles that were being used in the plants to move parts and pieces. It featured an open cab and was purpose-built.
  • 1929 International Series LD: Eleven years later, this was the first truck with a closed cab. Interior design began to become important for comfort and style.
  • 1938 Half-Ton: The Half-Ton was the first truck created by the newly formed Design Center. This year also saw a deviation in the design of trucks and cars, realizing that trucks needed their own identity.
  • 1947 3100 Series: It’s known for having one of the most iconic designs in automotive history. When people think of vintage trucks, the 3100 Series is likely to come to mind. This was also the beginning of the horizontal-bar front grill instead of the traditional vertical-bar grill.
  • 1955 3124 Series Cameo Carrier: This was the first Chevrolet truck with fleetside design. During this time, styling became a selling point for cars which inspired more focus to be put on a truck’s design as well. Instead of the design ending with the cab, the Cameo Carrier was designed bumper-to-bumper.
  • 1967 C10 Fleetside: Metallic paint was introduced and was used to highlight the subtleties and body lines that weren’t as obvious before.
  • 1973 C30 One-Ton Dually: Many consider this to be the first modern heavy-duty truck. The design reflected the dramatic increase in capability for customers who used their trucks for both work and play.
  • 1988 C/K 1500: The 1988 C/K 1500 was the first truck whose design was influenced by aerodynamics. It looked very advanced for its time and even the interior looked futuristic.
  • 1988 Silverado 1500 LT Z71: This was the first generation using the Silverado nameplate.
  • 2007 Silverado 1500: The 2007 Silverado model brought back the “tough truck” look and feel, even though it was still influenced by design and aerodynamics.

 

After a century, Chevrolet is still the only manufacturer to offer customers a three-truck portfolio and a full line of special editions. The Chevrolet truck line-up gives customers more options to find the perfect truck to fit their needs and lifestyle. To honor its history, Chevrolet has announced the new 2018 Silverado and 2018 Colorado Centennial Special Editions. These Centennial Editions feature design elements inspired by Chevrolet trucks throughout history, including a Centennial Blue paint, exclusive heritage bowtie emblems, and 100-year badges.

The 2018 Silverado will be available in October, and the 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition will be available in November.

 

Bonus Fact: The 1918 Chevrolet One-Ton was powered by a four-cylinder engine rated at 36 horsepower. Its top speed was 25mph.

 

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Camaro

Back in 1967, Chevrolet unveiled the first Camaro. When asked what the word Camaro meant, a representative responded: “A Camaro is a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.” Now in 2017, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Camaro.

Before looking ahead, we need to pay respect to what came before. The Camaro wasn’t built in a generation – it evolved through six. Each innovation has been the starting point for the next.

CamaroWhen it first came out, the Camaro was fit for the times. 1967 was a time of active, youthful movement which was perfect for getting behind the wheel of the First Generation.

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The Second Generation was the personification of its fans, sharing in creative passion; passion for performance and style. This passion stuck through every generation that followed.

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The 80’s was an era of excess and with the Third Generation, the sky was the limit. This Camaro could go from the showroom to the drag strip.

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The Fourth Generation was a little bit of everything. It was living on its legacy in a new era.

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Then it was gone! But the true Camaro fans knew it wasn’t the end – this incredible sports car would be back one day. Next came the Fifth Generation; Chevrolet looked back to the first generation models for inspiration and took what worked well and spruced it up with a new contemporary design.

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The Camaro has carved a distinctive place among American muscle cars with passionate owners who appreciate engine horsepower and impressive handling.

Now it’s time for the Sixth Generation; tying in key, track-related Camaro features from the past and bringing them into the current day, making it leaner, stronger, and faster – because there is no feeling like driving a Camaro. The 50th Anniversary Edition honors the distinctive looks and performance that have always set the Camaro apart. It is now available in both Coupe and Convertible 2LT and 2SS models.

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2018 Corvette: Carbon 65 Edition

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“Corvette is one of the most storied names in Chevrolet and sports car history, with a heritage few can match.” 

– Paul Edwards, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Corvette, Chevrolet has released the Limited Carbon 65 Edition. With only 650 numbered models across the globe, Carbon 65 honors the Corvette legacy ” . . . while offering customer another unique, special-edition . . . that personalizes the ownership experience.”

unique fender stripes and door graphics | black wheels with blue brake calipers | new visible carbon-fiber spoiler | carbon flash badges and outside mirrors | jet black suede wrapped interior with blue stitching | competition sport seats | & more

Each 2018 Corvette model will come standard with:

HD digital radio | available Performance Data Recorder | improved rear-view camera image | enhanced Head-Up Display | Spice Red convertible top and interior

Featured on the 2018 models of the Corvette Stingray, Grand Sport, and Z06 the Carbon 65 Edition costs $15,000 and is available starting summer 2017.

You can learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette and browse our inventory by visiting our website.

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1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-879-2544

2017 Chevrolet Special Edition SUVs

Chevrolet recently announced the highly anticipated arrival of their latest special edition SUVs! The 2017 Equinox Midnight & Sport Editions, Traverse Graphite Edition, and the Tahoe & Suburban Midnight Editions are the newest additions to a growing portfolio of special edition vehicles from Chevy.

“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation . . . spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.” – Karl Brauer, Senior Director of Automotive Industry Insights, Kelly Blue Book

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Midnight & Sport Editions

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The 2017 Chevy Equinox features premium accents, wheel designs, and the latest in available safety features. Drivers can also enjoy the new standard features of a color touchscreen radio and rear-vision camera. The 2017 Equinox Midnight Edition is offered in Mosaic Black Metallic and the Sport Edition is offered in Summit White. Other features include:

black grille & Chevrolet bowties | black 18-inch aluminum wheels | jet black perforated leather-appointed seats | driver memory settings for front seats & side mirrors | black mirror caps & roof rack crossbars

2017 Chevrolet Traverse Graphite Edition

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The 2017 Chevy Traverse is the perfect crossover SUV for those seeking a roomy interior and the latest in advanced vehicle safety technology. With seating for up to 8 passengers, the Traverse offers more cargo-carrying capacity than any other vehicle in its segment. The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition comes in Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat exterior colors and offers the following features:

20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels | dual exhaust | black Chevrolet bowties | integrated assist step

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban Midnight Editions

Both the Tahoe and Suburban Midnight Editions come in the Z71 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package

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The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban models come updated with features such as Teen Driver, enhanced aerodynamics, Chevrolet MyLink, and rear seat reminder customization. New features include low speed forward automatic braking. Both the Tahoe and Suburban offer the following features:

off-road tuned suspension | off-road tires | off-road tubular assist steps | tow hooks | hill descent control | high capacity air cleaner | Z71 badging | 18″ black painted Z71 wheels | roof rack cross rails | black grille insert | black Chevrolet bowties

“The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SUVs.” – Mike Weidman, Marketing & Advertising Manager, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe

The 2017 Equinox and Traverse Special Editions are currently available, while the Tahoe and Suburban models are arriving in showrooms later this year.

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1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-879-2544

Source: Chevrolet Press Room – Equinox & Traverse | Chevrolet Press Room – Tahoe & Suburban | Bob Bell of Bel Air