Benefits of Buying a New Truck

Benefits of Buying a New Truck

If you’re shopping for your next pickup, you’ll want to decide if you’re looking to buy a new or used vehicle. When you’re visiting our lot at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, keep these points in mind to get the truck you need.

There are several reasons to buy new:

A Solid Warranty

When you buy a new car from Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, you’ll leave the lot with peace of mind thanks to our warranty program. Buying a used car doesn’t always guarantee a warranty.

Reliability

New trucks have their whole lives ahead of them. If you decide to buy a used truck, you might run into maintenance problems sooner rather than later.

Efficiency

Every year, efficiency ratings on Chevrolet trucks are improving. The older the pickup, the more you’re going to spend at the gas pump. The 2019 Silverado 1500 earns an estimated 20 mpg on the highway.*

New Technology Features

As technology improves, Chevy trucks become safer and increasingly digital. You can listen to all of your music hands-free and feel safe behind the wheel thanks to built-in driver-assist features.

New cars have a whole host of benefits. Test drive the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Silverado & Colorado

taking care of your Silverado

What Goes Into Taking Care of your Silverado Or Colorado?

According to registration data from the last three decades, the Chevrolet Silverado is the longest-lasting pickup truck, and the newer Colorado is built with the same great quality. Even so, keeping your Chevy truck running for years involves some work on the owner’s end. Here are some basic tips for taking care of your Silverado or Colorado.

Never miss an oil change

Oil changes are important for the engine health of cars and SUVs. Trucks are no different. Use your owner’s manual to keep track of when your Silverado or Chevrolet Colorado is next due.

Don’t forget the tires and wheels

If you get the oil changed at our dealership, we can also rotate the tires while we are at it to ensure even wear. You should also routinely get the alignment checked and have your tires balanced.

Check on your fluids

Your truck has a lot of essential fluids. We’ll check them and top them off during your visits, but you should watch them in between visits as well and refill as necessary. If you suspect a leak, bring your truck in right away.

Wash it regularly

Take pride in your truck by keeping it spotless. Doing so will also keep it from rusting.

If you need maintenance work done to your Silverado or Colorado to keep it healthy, bring it to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC. We’d be glad to work on it.

Gotham Star David Mazouz Promotes Safe Driving

David Mazouz On Text & Driving

Text & Driving

David Mazouz Promotes Safe Driving

When you’re out on the open road, it’s hard to ignore the bad drivers that are out there. Whether it’s someone texting behind the wheel or speeding through lane changes, these drivers are all a threat to others around them.  To help curb these bad driving habits at a young age, Chevrolet and DoSomething.org have created the “Brake it Down” campaign – and they’ve recruited a young Hollywood star to help them out.

Batman & Safety

David Mazouz, an actor best known for his portrayal as a young Bruce Wayne (Batman) in the TV show Gotham, has teamed up with Chevrolet and DoSomething.org in a video to promote better driving habits by portraying four types of bad drivers. The first driver he characterizes is the driver that is running late to a social engagement. Next, Mazouz acts like an automotive daredevil, taking driving risks that he shouldn’t. For the third character, he actually plays a distracting passenger – someone that won’t stop talking to the driver and keeping the driver’s attention from the road.

Text BRAKE

Finally, the last character he portrays is the Karaoke Champ, who belts out entertaining, but dangerously enthusiastic renditions of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” and Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” Along with this video, the campaign also encourages young drivers nationwide to take the “Brake it Down” quiz. They simply have to text “BRAKE” to 38383 before September 15th and learn the on-road habits of their friends. When they do so, they not only receive customized driving tips to share, but will also be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship.

Check out the entire promotional video here.  Here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC, we are all about campaigns that discourage distracted driving.

Easy Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car

Spring cleaning your car

Getting A Clean Slate

Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and taking care of some spring cleaning at home. Don’t forget to give some attention to your car, though! In fact, now is the perfect time of year to perform some routine maintenance, so follow these easy tips and tackle spring cleaning your car like a pro.

Wash and wax

Let’s face it: driving a car that looks fresh and new just feels better. Keeping your car’s exterior clean isn’t all about looks, though. It’s important to wash off any corrosive buildup that is common during the winter months and then to add a protective layer of wax. Doing so can prevent rust and other damages to the exterior of your vehicle.

Replace wipers

We tend to use the windshield wipers a lot over the winter, so it is usually a good idea to check how they’re doing come Springtime. If your car’s wiper blades or bent, cracked or otherwise damaged, go ahead and replace them now.

Check under the hood

Don’t neglect under the hood! It is common for debris and grime to accumulate under the hood around the engine. A quick clean with a special cleaner can ensure your engine stays in good shape so nothing gets blocked or potentially damaged.

If you’d like to get a seasonal service job performed for your vehicle, bring it here to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, and we’ll do the rest. We will make spring cleaning your car as easy as it can be.