Car service is important. It extends the life of your vehicle while also ensuring that your vehicle is operating safely, smoothly, and efficiently. This is why it’s vital to make sure that your vehicle is receiving the best service possible.
One of the easiest ways to ensure good car service is to take your vehicle right back to the dealership from where you got it. Car dealership service centers are staffed with trained professionals who specialize in specific makes.
The benefits of car service at a dealership are numerous. When you bring you vehicle to a dealership for service, you can rest assured that they will know all the ins and outs of your model. Plus, dealerships offer discounts for service that you won’t find anywhere else.
Sometimes, when you buy or lease a vehicle at a dealership, you are entitled to service packages, making dealership service an even better option for you. Before you take your vehicle anywhere else, it’s best to see if any deals apply to you at your local dealership.
For more information about servicing your vehicle here at Joe Holland Chevrolet or to make an appointment, you can check out the Service section of our website, here, or you can stop by and visit us, anytime!
Adopting a pet can be a wonderful experience for families or individuals. However, if it’s your first time bringing home a dog, cat or another furry friend from the humane society, it can be a little daunting. How do you provide the best care for your new pet and make it an easy transition? Follow these four key tips for adopting a pet for the first time to make your experience the best one possible.
Before you pick up your pup or kitty, make sure you’ve educated yourself on the basics. Read up on training methods, exercise routines and food options. Figure out what you think will be best for your new pet and make a shopping trip for the basics—food, bowls, a collar and leash and a bed.
Animals are capable of experiencing stress just like we are, and your new pet will no doubt find the transition stressful. Keep this in mind for the first week or two. Give your dog or cat space and allow them to adjust. Avoid causing any extra excitement like guests, interaction with other animals, or travel.
Start a routine with your new pet right away. Check with the shelter to see what kind of eating schedule your pet has been on, and if you intend to change it, do so gradually.
Know that your can spend hours planning for the moment you bring your new furry friend home, but it probably won’t go as perfectly as planned. Your pet may not take to the food you’ve chosen for it, or may not want to lay in its bed right away. Make sure you are working with your pet, and not against it. Be patient and consistent, and your pet will learn to trust you and love you in no time.
As fall rolls in, it’s time for families and friends to plan their holiday road trips. School is in session, which means lots of driving around for students and parents. Meanwhile, gas prices continue to fluctuate, but even at the lowest cost, buying gas is always a drag. Use these gas saving tips to help you cut down on the cash you spend on fuel.
There’s nothing that says you have to be the head of the pack when that light turns green. Easy acceleration uses less gas than putting the pedal to the metal. On the other end of the spectrum, braking suddenly is also a gas guzzler. It’s more efficient to let yourself slow gradually. And, unless you’re as late as Alice’s white rabbit, drive the speed limit. Just cutting down on your highway speed by 5 mph can make a big difference in gas usage.
Practice Good Maintenance
In general, a good car maintenance routine will ensure that you’re getting the most mileage to the tank. Regular oil changes and engine check ups are an important part in making your car work smarter, not harder. You should also get in the habit of checking your tire pressure each time you fill up. Properly inflated tires will maximize your mile to the gallon.
Cool Down the Right Way
There’s one myth that says the air conditioning in a car will always use up lots of gas. This is true in some cases, like if the car is left idling. In that situation, or if you’re doing city driving, opt for windows down. But, when it comes to cruising on the highway, windows down will cause enough wind resistance to increase gas usage. At higher speeds, go for the AC.
The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is the latest model of the affordable plug-in hybrid sedan. Boasting a battery range of 53 miles and a total range of 420 miles, there’s little doubt this car is perfect for long trips. With most drivers traveling more than 1,000 miles between fill ups with regular charging, the Chevrolet Volt is incredibly popular for its fuel economy. 1,000 miles is a lot of ground to cover, which is why the Volt comes with a host of available top safety features.
Safety technology is all the rage in the modern automotive market and for good reason. Not only does safety technology save lives, it can also help prevent collisions altogether. The Volt’s available Lane Keep Assist does this by adjusting the steering wheel if a driver starts to drift out of their lane without a turn signal.
Parking lots can be a hazard in and of themselves, which is why Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers if there’s a vehicle approaching from either side when reversing from a parking space.
Forward Collision Alert and low-speed Front Automatic Braking go hand-in-hand to help prevent collisions altogether. If the driver fails to react to a slow-moving vehicle, the system will hit the brakes to help reduce the damage done or avoid the collision altogether.
Combined with the standard 10 air bags, a lightweight frame, and OnStar Automatic Crash Response, the Chevrolet Volt is one of the safest cars on the road.
Magnetic Ride Control is designed to offer a smooth, comfortable ride while also offering track-ready handling, all in one single suspension system. Now in its third generation, Magnetic Ride Control originally debuted in the 2002 Cadillac Seville STS, and it’s now more versatile than ever before.
Underpinning the newest Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Magnetic Ride Control is known among enthusiasts as the most advanced suspension system on the market. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works from us here at Joe Holland Chevrolet.
In order to adjust to the road, Magnetic Ride Control uses an Electronic Control Unit and multiple sensors to read every bump, crack, and abnormality in the road. As a result, the system can read the road up to 1,000 times per second and adjust the shock absorbers accordingly. The end result is improved ride quality and enhanced handling while simultaneously reducing vibrations.
The shock absorbers are filled with a polymer fluid that’s packed with magnetized iron particles. Thanks to the electromagnetic coils wrapped around the shock absorbers, the fluid can change its viscosity instantaneously. Once the particles detect an electric charge, they can change state from a free-flowing liquid to a dense rubber-like solid. As a result, drivers can experience a smooth, relaxing ride on the open road or take their car to the track and push it to the limit.
We know you have a lot of great options available to you when considering buying a new pickup. Trucks are more high-tech, more capable, and more reliable than ever—but one brand stands out. Here are five reasons why you should buy a Chevrolet truck.
Chevrolet offers not just the popular full-size Silverado, but also the excellent, mid-size Colorado. Both trucks come with a variety of cab sizes, truck bed lengths, and engine options.
Tons of features. In both the Colorado and Silverado lineup, buyers will find no shortage of features, from a built-in CornerStep bumper to Bluetooth connectivity.
With so many engines to choose from, buyers can find the perfect balance of power and efficiency for their trucking needs.
Technology abounds in the Chevrolet truck lineup. Features like the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi make it easy to turn your truck into a mobile office space.
Both the Colorado and Silverado wear a chiseled exterior that shows off their capabilities. Inside, buyers will appreciate the high-quality materials and purposeful design. The large buttons and controls are easy to use, even while wearing work gloves.
Come see the entire Chevrolet truck lineup today at Joe Holland Chevrolet.
Enter Joe Holland’s First Responders Photo Contest! Joe Holland wants to thank our first responders! Message us a photo of an EMT, firefighter, or police officer you know that deserves to be honored. We will upload the pictures into one of our First Responders Facebook Photo Albums. The photo in each album that receives the most likes will win a night out at Noah’s Eclectic Bistro on Saturday, March 26th, courtesy of Joe Holland!
To enter, simply message us a photo of the first responder you would like to honor on Facebook and let us know if they are a firefighter, police officer, or EMT and we will upload it into the Firefighter, Police Officer, or EMT First Responders Photo Album. The picture in each album with the most likes by 5:00pm on March 25th will win a celebratory night out courtesy of Joe Holland! Enjoy a fabulous dinner for two at Noah’s Eclectic Bistro on Saturday March 26th at either 6:30 or 7pm!
Know what Domino’s loves even more than its own delicious pizzas? A good, reliable vehicle to bring those pizzas—and the happiness that comes with them—to everyone else.
Domino’s has just announced it has chosen the 2015 Chevrolet Spark to become its Domino’s DXP (Delivery Expert), a vehicle designed specifically for pizza delivery.
The vehicle concept was submitted as part of Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge and quickly became the obvious choice.
“The Chevrolet Spark is the perfect vehicle to bring our pizza delivery to life,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA. “Not only will the DXP have a warming oven on board and enough storage capacity to hold 80 pizzas in the rear, but the fuel efficiency is something our franchisees welcome.”
The company will begin using modified Chevy Sparks to deliver its pizzas this month. Looks like we’ll have to order a few to Joe Holland Chevrolet!