Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

 

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but there’s still time to order the perfect gift for the auto enthusiast in your life. We here at DeLillo Chevrolet have a few recommended Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers that any fanatic will enjoy!

Dash Cam

Accidents happen, and a dash cam can help prevent your loved one from getting their insurance claim denied. The price of dash cams have dropped quite a bit in recent years, and good ones are available for under $100. A simple 30-second video can make the difference between a full insurance-covered repair and a denied claim.

Auto Care Supplies

There’s never a bad time to wash your car in Huntington Beach, unless it’s raining, of course. That makes auto care supplies, like car soap and wax, a great gift. Throw in a few microfiber towels and a specialized nozzle for washing cars to make your gift a car wash in a box!

Driving Loafers

A nice pair of driving loafers offers your car lover the chance to be even more comfortable behind the wheel. Cruising down open highways or making a casual drive through the city is best done in complete comfort, after all. Plus, driving loafers look pretty stylish, making them ideal even after parking the car.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD and 500HD Teasers

Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD

Truck enthusiasts have been awaiting the debut of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD for some time now, but they won’t have to wait much longer. With a debut slated for March, the medium-duty models will appear at the Work Truck Show 2018. To generate even more hype, Chevrolet unveiled some teaser photos prior to the event.

The Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD teaser images show off a larger front clip. The chassis and suspension fit that of a much stronger truck than the existing Silverado models, and rightly so given the all-new model’s capability. Some styling cues from the current Silverado trucks, such as the headlights, will be very much the same on the new pickups.

The Work Truck Show 2018 runs from March 6th to the 9th and serves as the North America’s largest truck show. The all-new Silverado medium duty models will arrive with regular or crew cabs paired with two- or four-wheel drive. There will also be a number of wheelbases and weight ratings available, making the upcoming pickups some of the most versatile in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled for the debut of Chevrolet’s all-new trucks!

We here at DeLillo Chevrolet can’t wait to see the Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD in all their glory.

Chevrolet Awards Spotlight

2018 Chevrolet Awards | DeLillo Chevrolet | Huntington Beach, CA

Chevrolet has been the most awarded car brand for three years in a row, a fact that we are proud to tout at DeLillo Chevrolet. But what do those Chevrolet awards include? Here is a quick breakdown:

  • Bolt EV: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, 2017 North American Car of the Year, 2017 Green Car of the Year®, 2017 Car and Driver 10Best, and 2017 KBB Best Resale Value (Electric).
  • Volt: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Autobytel 2016 Car of the Year, and 2016 Green Car of the Year®.
  • Spark: KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Subcompact Car) and KBB’s 10 Most Affordable Cars.
  • Sonic:D. Power’s Most Dependable Car, KBB’s 2017 Coolest Car Under $18,000, and 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
  • Malibu: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick, U.S. News Best Midsize Car for Families, and U.S. News Best Hybrid Car for Families.
  • Impala: KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size Car), U.S. News Best Large Car for the Money, and KBB’s 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K.
  • Camaro:D. Power’s Most Dependable Midsize Sport Car (5 years in a row), 2017 Car and Driver 10 Best, and KBB’s 2018 Best Resale Value.
  • Corvette: 2017 Car and Driver 10Best.
  • Trax: KBB’s 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20K and KBB’s Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs.
  • Equinox: 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
  • Traverse:S. News 2016 Best Large Car for the Money.
  • Tahoe:D. Power’s Most Dependable Large SUV, KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size SUV/Crossover), KBB’s 12 Best Family Cars, KBB’s Best Resale Value (Full-Size/Crossover), and U.S. News Best Large SUV for Families.
  • Suburban: KBB’s Best Resale Value (Full-Size SUV/Crossover).
  • Colorado:S. News Best Compact Truck for the Money, KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Midsize Pickup), Edmunds’ Most Wanted Midsize Truck, and 2017 Autobytel Buyer’s Choice Award for Best Small Truck.
  • Silverado:D. Power’s Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup (3 years in a row), KBB’s 2017 5-Year Cost to Own (Full-Size Pickup), and KBB’s 2017 Best Resale Value (Full-Size Pickup).

Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition Coupe to Go to Auction for Military Initiative

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe | DeLillo Chevrolet | Huntington Beach, CA

Last month, Chevrolet announced that it would be auctioning off the very first 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. In doing so, Chevy and parent company General Motors will be working with the George W. Bush Presidential Center to support the Bush Center’s Military Service Initiative.

It’s only fitting then that former president George W. Bush will also sign the new Corvette Carbon 65.

The auction will be held at 4:30 p.m. PST on January 20, 2018.

What is the Military Service Initiative? In short, it serves to raise money for post-9/11 veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life, including helping the veterans find purpose-filled careers and heal from the psychological wounds they might have gained during wartime.

The effort makes sense for General Motors, which currently employs more than 6,000 veterans. On top of that, more than 50,000 GM retirees have served in American armed forces.

The Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition coupe will be limited to just 650 units and will add a number of exterior elements and interior appointments that serve to make the Corvette look more like the Corvette Racing C7.R. To learn more about the special edition, contact DeLillo Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Announces Centennial Editions for Silverado and Colorado

Chevrolet Announces Centennial Editions for Silverado and Colorado

This fall, Chevrolet celebrates 100 years of pickup trucks here in the United States. The very first pickup that Chevy produced had wooden seats and no doors and offered just 36 horsepower. It wasn’t until 1999 that Chevrolet unveiled the Silverado to replace the C/K pickups. The Silverado has been a mainstay in the truck market ever since, joined more recently by the smaller Chevrolet Colorado.

To celebrate one hundred years of Chevy trucks, the American automaker has announced Centennial Editions for both the Silverado and Colorado. The 2018 Chevy Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions will be sold exclusively on the Z71 models in Centennial Blue.

In addition to the historic blue color, the special edition models will feature heritage bowtie emblems as well as 100 year badges throughout the bodies and interiors.

“The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions are a result of collaboration between Chevrolet Design, Engineering and Marketing, to commemorate the history of Chevy Trucks,” remarked Rich Scheer, Chevrolet Trucks director of Exterior Design. “Both vehicles offer our most enthusiastic fans a way to demonstrate their love for Chevy Trucks and celebrate the Chevy Trucks Centennial with us.”

Have any questions about the new Centennial Editions for the Silverado and Colorado? Visit us today at DeLillo Chevrolet.

Helpful Tips As You Prepare for Thanksgiving

Helpful Tips As You Prepare for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and while the holiday is meant to be a slow-paced, family-filled time to reflect on what you are grateful for, the reality is that you will be running around like a chicken—or turkey—with its head chopped off. Here are some easy tips to help you prepare for Thanksgiving.

  • Start thawing, early.

    Buy your turkey in advance and stick it in your freezer. Doing so will ensure you get the plump bird of your Thanksgiving dreams and don’t end up leaving the supermarket emptyhanded on November 22nd. But if you are freezing it, you will need to allow plenty of time to thaw. When completely frozen, a turkey will need a day to thaw for every four pounds.

  • Make a schedule and assign jobs.

    Stay organized. Draw up a cooking and entertaining schedule, and give everyone in your family jobs. Ask Aunt Karen to bring the mashed potatoes, and make sure your spouse knows his or her job is to help and not just watch football.

  • Try to enjoy the day.

    After all your hard work of cleaning and cooking, take some time to enjoy the food and relax with a drink and your family.

Want something new to be thankful for? Check out DeLillo Chevrolet’s extensive lineup of Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs today—and take one home as an early Christmas present for yourself.

Chevrolet Truck Lineup Turns 100

Chevrolet Truck Lineup Turns 100

Chevy has been around for a long time; that’s part of why it’s such a celebrated and integral part of American culture. But while iconic nameplates like the Camaro and Corvette have only been around since muscle cars had their heyday, the Chevrolet truck lineup – particularly the original Silverado and Suburban SUV, which uses a pickup truck platform – grew up with the American auto industry. The 2018 model year marks 100 years of the Silverado and Suburban nameplates, and Chevy is honoring them with anniversary special editions.

To celebrate the century-long spot Chevy truck have held in their model lineup, Chevrolet released the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions. They are only offered with the off-road ZL1 package, with additional extras like a special “Centennial Blue” paint color and bow-tie emblems on their grilles, front doors, and tailgates. Both models also feature 100-year badges prominently displayed.

Pricing has not yet been released for the Centennial Editions in the Chevrolet truck lineup, but their unveiling is kicking off at the Lone Star State gala at the Texas State Fair. Chevy has also stated that the Silverado and Colorado will be involved in some addition anniversary-related festivities over the next few months.

At DeLillo Chevrolet, we are proud to be part of such a long-standing legacy, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come with the Chevrolet truck lineup.

A Few Beautiful Fall Trip Destinations in California

A Few Beautiful Fall Trip Destinations in California

Autumn is one of the best times of year to take a trip. The fall season doesn’t have as many tourists, and the weather is beautiful as the heat fades. Plus, the scenery is unmatched. Check out these great fall trip destinations in California for a weekend away.

 

Julian

Fall is apple-picking time in Julian, California. A charming little town filled with orchards, Julian has roadside stalls selling a variety of rare apple variants along with plenty of homemade goods.

 

Lake Tahoe

Situated between California and Nevada, this lake is a beautiful destination for nature lovers, nestled right in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Head to nearby Hope Valley for stunning views of fall foliage.

Devils Postpile at Mammoth Mountain

Frequent wildfires clear the undergrowth at Devils Postpile National Monument to make way for beautiful, vibrant new flora. Follow the Rainbow Falls trail for an experience you won’t want to miss.

Hearst Castle

While a popular tourist getaway in the summer, Hearst Castle has fewer crowds in the fall. The castle also features autumn evening tours with costumed guides reenacting a classic dinner party.

 

Check one of these fall trip destinations off your bucket list this year! And if you need a new road trip car to get you there, stop by and visit us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

 

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

Finding the right car for your lifestyle isn’t as easy as it may seem. Fortunately, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox reviews offer insight as to just how value- and family-driven the latest model is.

Reviews

Cars.com experts cited the new styling and compact design that put the Chevrolet Equinox in closer competition with competitors like the Nissan Rogue. The new model rolls out on a new platform and weighs in at 400 lb. less than the previous model. Owners tend to agree, giving the Equinox a 4.9/5.0 rating.

Motor Trend noted that the Equinox shares its gasoline engines with the mid-size Chevrolet Malibu. The impressive line of engines offers drivers the choice between fuel economy, performance, and a balance of the two. A vast array of active safety features makes the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox better suited for families too.

Powertrains

One of the largest updates in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes in the form of the available powertrains. The old four-cylinder and V6 engines are gone for good. Three new powertrains take their place for the model year.

All models come equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway.* Performance comes standard in the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, that engine produces 252 horsepower.

The most unique engine of the bunch is the available 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine. Capable of earning up to an EPA-estimated 39 mpg* on the highway, the diesel engine takes efficiency to new heights.

If you’re in the market for a new Chevy Equinox, stop by or contact us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

Ways to Celebrate Fall

Ways to Celebrate Fall

 

The fall season is finally upon us, which means cooler weather, colored leaves, and new festivals are on the way. Having fun this fall doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are a few ways to celebrate fall; make sure to enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts!

Oktoberfest

Many communities throughout the nation plan their own Oktoberfest celebrations. Find one in your area and make plans to attend. You’ll love the sheer availability of the German festival’s pretzels, beer, and other fall favorites.

Apple Picking

One of the most enjoyable family-friendly activities of fall is apple picking. Apple season tends to stretch through the months of September and October, offering families the perfect opportunity to get some fresh ingredients. Eat the apples as they are or plan to make some fall treats, like apple pies!

Decorate

Nothing says you’re in the fall spirit like a properly decorated house! Create some decorations of your own or head to the store for some pumpkins and gourds.

Leaves

Raking leaves doesn’t have to be a ton of work. Taking a leap into a large pile is one way to get into the fall spirit.

If you’re looking for a new vehicle to withstand the fall and winter months, stop by DeLillo Chevrolet today.