2019 Chevrolet Blazer Makes Debut at Chicago Auto Show

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Has Arrived

The moment has finally come — the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is officially here. During the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year, the iconic Blazer nameplate made its comeback, and it’s better than ever. The 2019 Blazer is a crossover vehicle that is the perfect combination of sporty and practical. It will come with two engine options. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that puts out 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. For the second engine option, you will find more power from the 3.6-liter V6, which produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.

So Many Features

Beyond the Blazer’s powerful performance, though, lays a slew of features. This boldly designed crossover offers the most up-to-date technologies, including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and SiriusXM® satellite radio. It also has a range of driver-assistance technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, a rearview mirror, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, Pedestrian Detection, and a 360-degree camera.

Power To Haul & Tow

When it comes to cargo hauling, the Blazer also stands out from the competition. It can haul a maximum of 64.2 cubic feet of storage — and you can do so in a number of configurations. The Blazer’s interior can be configured to suit your cargo needs, whether you need to simply slide the rear seats forward — or backward, for more passenger legroom. You can also utilize the available Flexible Cargo Partition to help keep things organized.

You can even use the available floor-mounted rail system or Horizontal Cargo Net to keep everything from groceries to gear secure as you’re on the go. Stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC to test-drive the 2019 Blazer for yourself.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Debuts Most Capable Model Yet

2020 Chevrolet Silverado

One Capable Heavy Duty Truck

When you’re shopping for a heavy-duty pickup truck, it’s likely that one of your top priorities is a capable one. Luckily, Chevrolet has just introduced its most capable heavy-duty truck yet — the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD. The all-new Silverado HD has been engineered to offer a 52-percent increase in its maximum towing capability, allowing the truck to tow up to 35,500 pounds — perfect for getting any of your tougher jobs done.

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Is Amazing

“We set out to make the best HD trucks on the market, bar none,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer for the Silverado HD. “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes to make tasks easier.”

Even More TowingNot only can the Silverado HD tow more, but it is also wider, longer, and taller. It has five trim levels to choose from – Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and High Country — and also has 22 available cab, bed, chassis, and driveline configurations. With these options, you can easily get the pickup truck that’s just right for your needs. You will also have two engine options to choose from. A 6.6-liter V8 engine is standard, putting out 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for a diesel with the Duramax® 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8, which puts out 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

This new heavy-duty pickup truck will be ready to go on sale this summer. In the meantime, stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC to test-drive our current inventory of Silverado models.

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.

Chevrolet Introduces New Silverado Ad Campaign

Silverado Ad Campaign

Durability & Versatility

Over the years, the Silverado has become a household nameplate thanks to its incredible strength, durability, and versatility, so Chevrolet is highlighting that reputation with a brand-new ad campaign. The new Silverado ad campaign includes a suite of marketing strategies. There are three short advertising films in the campaign, with one front and center: “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll.”

“A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll”

Chevrolet is an all-American brand, and it truly shows with this commercial. “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll” celebrates the diversity within Silverado owners. It spotlights the idea that the Silverado is a practical pickup; it makes a great daily driver or workhorse for any American regardless of age, gender, race, religion or even location.

Strong Engine & Frame

Thanks to its strong engine and hefty frame, the Silverado can tackle tough climates and tougher jobs. Whether you live in Colorado and need to haul your snowboarding gear or you run a construction company in Alabama, you’ll feel confident behind the wheel of the Silverado. In addition to the three TV spots, Chevrolet is incorporating digital ads, sponsored television appearances, and print ads into the Silverado ad campaign.

Put a little bit of Rock n’ Roll in your life when you test drive the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Chevy Engine to Power Fernando Alonso’s 2019 Indianapolis 500 Entry

Fernando Alonso’s 2019 Indianapolis 500 Entry

Fernando Alonso’s 2019 Indianapolis 500 Entry

When you’re competing in one of the most well-known automotive races in the world, you want to make sure you’re backed by the best of the best. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Fernando Alonso’s 2019 Indianapolis 500 entry will be driven by Chevrolet’s 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged direct-injected V6 IndyCar engine.

Chevrolet Power

Chevy’s engine has gained a reputation for powering Indy 500 winners. Since its 2012 introduction to the IndyCar Series, it has powered four winners. “It will be a privilege to wear the Bowtie Brand at the 2019 Indy 500,” said Alonso. “Having Chevrolet power behind me means we’re putting ourselves in the best possible position to compete at the front.”

2-Time Formula 1 Champ

Alonso is a two-time Formula 1 champion, winning in 2005 and 2006. He’s currently in the all-time sixth place driver with 32 victories and 97 podium finishes. He will be racing in the 2019 Indy 500 as a McLaren Racing entry, bringing both talent and passion to the track.

Can-Am Series

This isn’t the first time Chevrolet and McLaren have partnered up. In 1966, the two car-makers worked together in the Can-Am Series, winning more than 70 percent of the races over the next seven years. Make sure you tune in to watch the 2019 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26. We at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC will be!

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Capability Predicted to Be Better Than Ever

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Capability

The Most Capable TrucksHeavy-duty trucks are the most capable vehicles in the industry – and the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is set to raise the bar on what this segment can achieve when it comes to capability. According to Chevrolet, the newest Silverado HD will be the most capable and the most advanced Silverado HD ever. It will come with the choice of two new powertrains. The first is an all-new gasoline engine, which will be mated with a six-speed transmission.

Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 Engine

For diesel fans, the Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine is an attractive option to increase 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD capability even more. It comes mated to an all-new Allison 10-speed transmission and puts out an outstanding 910 lb-ft of torque. On the outside, the 2020 Silverado HD will put forward a bold look, reflecting its work horse roots. Its masculine silhouette will differentiate it from its light-duty sibling, while also adding an additional three inches of legroom and a taller seating position.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Capability

“We know the needs and priorities of heavy-duty customers are different than those of either light-duty or medium-duty customers,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer for the Silverado HD. “As such, we built a heavy-duty truck tailor-made for them that has more differentiation than ever before from light-duty models, offers advanced towing technologies to improve towing confidence, and includes new features such as the integrated Bedstep, which makes it easier to access the bed while pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.”

Coming Soon!

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD debut is set for February 2019. It will be the third Silverado model to be introduced in just 18 months, and you will be able to find all of them here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.

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.

What is the Purpose of a Pace Car?

Out Pacing The Competition In This Pace Car

Out Pacing The Competition In This Pace Car

Why Do We Need The Pace Car In NASCAR?

While watching major automotive racing events, you might have noticed a car that leads the pack before the race starts or during random caution events. This is called the pace car, and it actually serves an important purpose.

There Are Multiple Reasons

According to USA Today writer Michelle R. Martinelli, a pace car’s primary purpose is to keep the drivers safe but also to get them warmed up before a racing event begins. When there is an accident on the track, bad weather, or some other event that could cause safety concerns, the pace car must insert itself in front of the leader of the pack and bring everyone down to a slow speed until the issue is resolved.

History Of The Pace Car

The first pace car ever used was in the Indianapolis 500 during the inaugural race in 2011. It was a Stoddard-Dayton, and Carl G. Fisher was the driver. Chevy vehicles are quite frequently used as the pace car for the Indy 500. Popular Chevy models for this honor include the Corvette and the Impala. In NASCAR races, the automaker of the pace car can vary depending on who sponsors the track. Chevy tracks use a Chevy Camaro.

Have more questions about NASCAR racing? Ask the experts at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Accessories You Must Have

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 accessories

An Interior For Any Job

Finding the perfect pickup truck for your needs isn’t always easy. While the Chevy Silverado 1500 certainly comes close to perfect, this pickup truck also offers plenty of aftermarket accessories that are sure to keep you happy.  Here, we look at some of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 accessories you shouldn’t ignore.

All-Weather Floor Liners

Trucks are built to be rough-and-tumble, which is why you will likely be getting a bit dirty while behind the wheel. Whether you’re getting into the cabin after a long day at a construction site or have been exploring off the beaten track, all-weather floor liners will ensure that your truck stays in top condition.

A New Set Of Rims

Nothing can change the look of a truck quite like the right set of wheels. There are plenty of options out there for this popular pickup truck, so you can easily find the right rim to express your individual style.

Truck Bed Tool Boxes

If you use your Silverado 1500 as a work truck – or merely have a handy side – then installing one of the many available after-market toolboxes is a great idea. These will give you the perfect place to tuck away your tools while keeping your truck bed from becoming cluttered.

Find the perfect Silverado accessories for your truck when you visit Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet near Hickory, NC.

Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Deck Out Your Tailgate

Amazing Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate Accessories

Chevrolet Silverado tailgate accessories can help improve every tailgating event, no matter the time of day. From illumination to safety, there’s a tailgate accessory for every occasion. Gather around the Silverado pickup and celebrate with friends and family this summer!

Tailgate Light Bars

Making your Chevrolet Silverado more visible when tailgating continues after dark is as simple as installing a tailgate light bar. Most light bars are fairly affordable and urge caution to those who happen to be driving by. Light bars are a cost-effective lighting and safety solution for those who never want the tailgate to end.

Tailgate Mat

Protecting your tailgate from scratches, dents, and other forms of damage doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A simple tailgate mat can go a long way in protecting the bed of your truck during a night of tailgating. Not only will a tailgate mat protect your truck and look good doing it, but it can also make those sitting in the bed more comfortable.

Tailgate Net

Keeping unwanted guests out of the bed of your Chevrolet Silverado is easy with a tailgate net. In addition to keeping people from climbing in and out of the truck, the net can protect your tailgating supplies. Containing coolers, grills, and other tailgating necessities can be accomplished by an easy-to-install tailgate net.

Of course, if you want accessories for your Chevrolet Silverado tailgate, then explore our lineup at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC.