A Road Trip Checklist for Your Next Adventure

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The sun is out, the weather’s nice, and summer break is coming up fast. It seems like the right time of year to start planning your family’s next big outing on the open road; nothing quite says “summer” like a long road trip. However, you might feel like you’re at a loss when it comes to packing. How do you make sure everyone has everything they need? Just take a look at this road trip checklist, and you’ll cover all the basics.

Emergency Supplies: Everyone needs a First-Aid kit around regularly anyway, but on vacation, you should definitely have one within reach. From basics like bandages and over-the-counter cold medicine to more specific necessities like individual prescription medications to vacation staples such as sunscreen, it’s important to make sure you have all the bases covered just in case. Also, this applies to car emergencies as well — spare tires, jumper cables, and car jacks are all good to have around.

Navigation Aids: Have you ever been in a situation where your GPS lost its signal or gave you the totally wrong directions? While having a GPS on hand is important and makes the trip a lot easier and faster, having a map and printed directions around can also help streamline any bumps in the road.

Music and Entertainment: Whether you just have a few mix CDs on-hand, a book or eReader, or you bring all the kids’ handheld gaming devices, it’s good to have something around to keep people in the car occupied on the open road.

Clothing and Toiletries: The first thing most people think of when they plan on packing for vacation is clothes and toiletries. Make sure you pack comfortable clothing for when you’ll be sitting in the car for long periods of time. Also, things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and the like are obviously a requirement for being comfortable and healthy. It’s also a good idea to bring spare blankets and pillows!

Food: Often overlooked, food is crucial to a road trip. It’s important to pack snacks and wholesome meals so people have something to eat on the road, instead of having to waste time and money stopping for greasy fast food.

Hopefully this road trip checklist has helped you remember something you may have overlooked. Above all, what matters most is that you spend time bonding with your loved ones and enjoying your time off.

Take a look at any of the 2016 Chevrolet models to get a new vehicle equipped with 4G LTE WiFi to make your road trip experience that much more enjoyable!

#DayItForward Is All About Giving Back

Sure, you can see Leap Year as the year in which there is just another day. Nothing more, nothing less.

Or you can see it as “extra” day; time with which you have been gifted to give back to others. That’s the impetus behind the #DayItForward campaign by Chevrolet. Paul Edwards, Chevrolet VP of Marketing, puts it best: “Time is such a precious commodity and having an extra day this year presents an amazing opportunity for all of us to do something impactful.”

Chevrolet has done some incredible things so far, with the help of many friends. For instance, Chevrolet teamed up with Kevin Spacey and through The Kevin Spacey Foundation, they were able to provide an aspiring young actor with the opportunity to go to drama school. With Jimmy Kimmel, Chevy helped provide school supplies to teachers at Whaley Middle School in Los Angeles.

So…how did you use your extra time this year to #DayItForward? Keep it up throughout the year!

See how we #DayitForward at DeLillo Chevrolet on our community page!

New Chevrolet Ad Uses Horror Film Trope with a Twist

We’ve all been there. Those crucial moments in horror movies that make us want to scream, “No, don’t open that door!” Somehow, characters in these kinds of movies always seem to have less common sense, or at least fewer survival instincts, than normal people.

In a new Chevrolet ad for the all-new 2016 Malibu and Cruze, critically-acclaimed director Sam Raimi uses the audience’s familiar feeling of watching a horror movie to playfully suggest that for once, they should indeed turn away from the door.

“Imagine however, if for once, that character could heed the warnings of theatergoers and avoid the inevitable threat,” the automaker explains.

The ad points out that if a character could listen to the audience’s warnings, it wouldn’t be unlike the relationship between a driver and the available active safety technologies in the all-new 2016 Malibu and other vehicles you can find at DeLillo Chevrolet. Whenever the driver isn’t paying close attention, or seems to be driving headlong into trouble, the safety systems will warn them—and, if needed, even automatically apply last-second braking.

Maybe it wouldn’t be a horror story anymore, but the last thing we need on the road is a horror story, don’t you think?

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Production Model Specs Unveiled in Detroit

Though the Chevrolet Bolt has long been teased and previewed by the brand, the Bolt production model finally made its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January. The 2017 Bolt had also been revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show, but Detroit makes the car’s first event specifically catered to cars and the auto industry. Chevrolet took the opportunity to release some previously unknown information regarding the new Chevy Bolt and its features and performance.

 The company revealed that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has a lithium-ion battery pack with 60 kilowatt-hours, while the electric motor in charge of spinning the Bolt’s front wheels has an output of about 150 kilowatts, or, in more familiar terms, 200 horsepower. The Bolt will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds, thanks to the traction motor’s 266 lb-ft of torque. Chevy says the charger is capable of replenishing 50 miles in two hours, with a full recharge taking about 9 hours at the most.

 If buyers of the Bolt production model have the convenience of access to nearby CCS charging stations, they can also opt to use the built-in CCS charging port, which Chevrolet representatives have stated will charge the 2017 Bolt up to 90 miles in just 30 minutes. This may change as CCS stations become more commonplace and advanced, as current stations have an output of 50 kW or less.

If you can’t wait for the new Bolt, check out the new Chevys currently in stock!

Chevrolet Listed Twice On Ward’s Auto Best Engines List

If there’s one thing that Chevrolet knows, it’s engines. After all, it was Chevy that originally created the Chevy V8 small block. There have been 100,000,000 Chevy small block engines produced since the engine was designed in 1995.

These days, Chevrolet is still cranking out highly capable and highly innovative engines and not without notice. Two Chevy engines recently made their way on the prestigious Ward’s Auto Best Engines list.

For one engine that made the list, the recognition proves that Chevrolet is still on top of their performance/sports car game. The 3.6-liter V6 featured in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gives you more bang for your buck, according to what they found over at Ward’s Auto. The director of content at Ward’s Auto says, “The 3.6 delivers the kind of power and lusty exhaust note you associate with a V-8 for the price of a V-6.”

2016 Chevy Camaro

The 2016 Chevy Camaro was named to the Ward’s Auto Best Engines List.

For the other engine that made the list, it proves that Chevrolet is fully embracing the evolving landscape of the automotive market. The Voltec propulsion system featured in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt represents the second-generation of the technology. Ward’s Auto: “General Motors has taken what already is the most innovative and disruptive propulsion system in the auto industry and made it lighter, stronger and a lot more fun to drive.”

Chevrolet Supports Wreaths Across America

Chevrolet has announced its support of Wreaths Across America, helping the organization place more than 70,000 wreaths at military cemeteries across the country.

Honoring as many of America’s military heroes as this requires a lot of wreaths and a lot of moving around, so Chevrolet dealers such as DeLillo Chevrolet and volunteers are donating more than 13,000 wreaths to the organization to help make it happen.

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Chevrolet supports Wreaths Across America through wreath and vehicle donations.

The automaker is also providing several vehicles to Wreaths Across America, including decorated Suburbans and Silverados, that will lead their journey from its headquarters in Maine to the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

“We think it is so important to teach our younger generation that our freedoms are not free, and that the stories of our fallen and departed heroes should not be lost through the years,” said Dan Adamcheck, Chevrolet regional sales and marketing manager. “Laying those wreaths and paying tribute is a small way to show how grateful we are.”

Digital Steering Assist is One of Many New Silverado HD Upgrades

Chevy is adding some cool features to the Silverado HD, including a new Digital Steering Assist feature. Giving drivers more control than ever, this advanced feature is designed to integrate seamlessly to give you an enjoyable, and safe, ride.

Chevy Silverado

New to the Chevy Silverado HD is Digital Steering Assist.

According to Chevy, the Digital Steering Assist feature improves road holding and stability, whether you’re loaded down or not. It also offers improved responsiveness and an improved steering-feel thanks to its ability to integrate an advanced computer system to the steering. It is available on Silverado HD double cab and crew cap models.

“Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks are engineered to make the toughest jobs easier, and new technologies for 2016 complement features such as integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking and diesel exhaust braking to enhance control,” said Chevy in a release.

Other new features include phone integration and a fifth-wheel package, all of which lead the updates to this new model. Phone integration works with MyLink to give you increases connectivity, as well as optional wireless charging. The fifth-wheel feature is a great prep package for serious towers and haulers. Check out the Silverado HD, in stock today at DeLillo Chevrolet!

SuperLift Your GMC Canyon or Chevy Colorado to New Heights

2015 Chevy Colorado

Wouldn’t this 2015 Chevy Colorado look nice if it were lifted?

The midsize Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon made a statement when they arrived in dealerships this year. Refined, capable, and modern, the pickups offered something others don’t – a small footprint and better fuel economy. Now, owners have a new option for lifting their 2015 Canyon or Colorado thanks to the experts at SuperLift.

SuperLift has released its new Level-It 2-Inch system, which will be available to lift the 2WD and 4WD 2015 Canyon and Colorado. According to GM Authority, the Level-It system uses laser-cut upper strut spacers and a lower pre-strut ring to increase the pickup’s stability and prevent a body roll. The kit is easy to install thanks to the fact that all necessary hardware is included, along with its 100 percent bolt-on procedure. Just be aware, you’ll need a coil spring compressor to properly install it.

The kit both makes the truck more stable, and gives it a more aggressive look and taller stance. If you decide to sell your truck, it’s easy to remove the kit.

Other kits are also available, so do your research to find the right fit for your needs. Here at DeLillo Chevrolet, we like the bold look of the lifted Colorado and Canyon. What other modifications have you made to your Colorado or Canyon? Tell us in the comments!