Chevrolet Redline Package Available on Nine New Models

Chevrolet Redline Package
Chevy knows how to please a crowd. Way back in 2015, Chevrolet wowed fans at the SEMA show with a special ‘Redline’ kit that had fans salivating. The brand decided to respond to the enthusiasm by surprising everyone with the new Chevrolet Redline Package. This package debuted at the Chicago Auto Show when Chevrolet revealed it would be offering the upgrade on not one, not two, but nine of its most popular, new models.

The Redline Package will be generally the same on all models – a cosmetic upgrade consisting of blacked-out accents with sharply-contrasting red lines and touches, such as black wheels with red hash marks and a black nameplate with a red outline. This package will be available on – hold your breath – the Cruze LT sedan and hatchback, the Malibu LT, Camaro LT and SS (including coupe and convertible body styles), Trax LT, Equinox LT, Traverse Premier, Colorado LT, and Silverado Double Cab and Crew Cab models in the LT Z71 trim.

The Chevrolet Redline Package models will roll out gradually throughout 2017. The first wave will include the Silverado models, with the rest launching by the end of the year. Make sure to check them out at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to see the slick new look in person and ask us any questions you have.

Chevy Partners with NNPA to Offer “Discover the Unexpected” Fellowship

“Discover the Unexpected” fellowship

Expect The Unexpected

Chevy recently partnered with the National News Publishers Association (NNPA) to create a fellowship at Howard University. This funding opportunity is geared towards communications students, especially those that aim to report on African American communities.

Called the “Discover the Unexpected” fellowship program, Chevy says this opportunity is designed to show the positive stories of men and women who are truly making a difference. The award winner will be selected from a panel of NNPA publishers, editors, and Howard University faculty. They will be paired with NNPA professional advisors, and will deliver a range of stories.

“The ‘Discover the Unexpected’ fellowship program will highlight and celebrate positive stories of men and women making a tremendous impact in their communities,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing.  “Chevrolet is fully committed to this important initiative.  We believe our DTU fellows are leaders in the next generation of African American journalists and storytellers, and we are proud to support them in their mission to create meaningful narratives that foster a collective sense of pride.”

Lyricist and hip-hop artist MC Lyte has agreed to be the program’s national spokeswoman. All of us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC can’t wait to see what comes of this inspiring project.

Impala’s Active Phone Cooling Helps Keep Your Phone… Well, Cool

Impala interior with active phone cooling

Impala interior with active phone cooling

As technology keeps getting smaller and smaller, one of the biggest downsides of downsizing becomes more apparent: heat. Laptops struggle to cool themselves as well as desktops, and the problem is even more pronounced with smartphones.

A bit of overheating is fine, but too much of it can slow down your phone and drain the lithium-ion batteries, sometimes permanently damaging them. During one of the many extreme climate tests that vehicles endure during the development process, Chevy engineers found that smartphones had a tendency to stop charging or to stop working altogether after only a few minutes in high temperatures inside a car’s cabin.

Most smartphones come equipped with ways to deal with this, usually by shutting down or by pausing the charging process until they have cooled down again, which can be extremely inconvenient for users.

To remedy this, the 2016 Chevy Malibu and Impala, soon available at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, will come equipped with Active Phone Cooling. These vehicles already feature available wireless charging, which Chevy has now hooked up to an air vent connected directly to the A/C and ventilation system. No more overheating phone, no more troubles!

Two Is Better Than One: 1964 Chevy Impala

1964 Chevy Impala SS

1964 Chevy Impala SS

How much can one man like a car? Don Rogers, a self-taught mechanic and restoration aficionado, has two cars in his garage: a 1964 Chevy Impala and… another 1964 Chevy Impala.

One is a hardtop and the other a convertible. He’s owned more than just two in the past, as he explains in the latest Petrolicious video, but these two are the ones he’ll probably hold onto for the rest of his life.

We thought we liked Impalas here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, but Rogers takes his passion to another level. Both cars were sitting unused for years before he got his hands on them and he did all the work that went into them himself. Typically, these kinds of cars are driven out only to shows, but Rogers enjoys taking them out whenever, claiming that driving them is therapeutic and that if something goes wrong, he can always put them back together.

In fact, that’s what he prefers. “How can you spend 12 hours out there and work on those things all day,” his wife asks him. “They day just flew by… I don’t know what happened,” he responds. Rogers loves working on the cars even more than driving them or taking them to shows, which comes with a few advantages, like being able to add minor tweaks and improvements to make a classic car… well, perfect.