How to Change the Cabin Air Filter in Your Car

How to Change the Cabin Air Filter in Your Car

 

Knowing how to change the cabin air filter in your car is important, because it can keep your car’s heat and AC working better. The cabin air filter is easy to change, so doing it yourself can save you money on scheduled maintenance. Follow these steps and you’ll have a fresh air filter installed in no time.

1. Remove the glove box

First, you need to remove your glove box so you can get to the air filter. To do this open the glove box and remove the limiting stop arm that holds it in place, then squeeze the front and back of the glove box until the clamps release.

2. Take out the old air filter

There should be a faceplate covering your air filter. All you have to do is move the latches to take the faceplate off and pull the air filter out. Make sure to pay attention to the arrows that indicate the direction of the airflow.

3. Clean the area

Use a cloth to wipe away any dust and debris that have accumulated. You want the gaskets and filter chamber to be as clean as possible before you install the new air filter.

4. Install the new air filter

Make sure the arrows on your new air filter are facing the same direction as the old filter and pop it into place. It should fit in easily.

5. Replace the glove box

Reassemble the glove box, and you’re done! You’ve replaced your cabin air filter.

If you have any issues doing this yourself, or you need more service advice, schedule an appointment to talk to the Chevy experts at DeLillo Chevrolet.

Amazon Can Now Deliver Packages to Chevrolet Vehicles

Amazon Can Now Deliver Packages to Chevrolet Vehicles

General Motors has entered into a deal with Amazon that allows Amazon to deliver packages to Chevrolet vehicles. With the new Amazon Key technology, drivers of 2015-model year and newer Chevy, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles can give Amazon delivery people access to their trunks.

According to Chevy, In-Car Delivery is available to Amazon Prime customers at no extra cost, so if you have Prime and own a GM vehicle, you can take advantage of this convenient service easily and totally free. With In-Car Delivery you don’t have to wait until you get home to open important packages anymore.

Delivery is available with two-day, one-day, and even same-day shipping for especially urgent purchases, and packages can be delivered anywhere to cars parked in publicly accessible areas. And it’s easy to set up Amazon Key In-Car Delivery—all you have to do is download the Amazon Key App and agree to sync it with your OnStar Account.

After setup, all you have to do is shop online at Amazon and select “in-car” for the delivery option. You’ll get a notification on your phone when the package is out for delivery and after it’s delivered, and the delivery person will relock the vehicle so your package is secure.

If you need a newer Chevrolet to take part in this secure way to receive packages, come talk to the sales team at DeLillo Chevrolet for new and used car options.

Take Your Family on This Epic Road Trip

 

epic road trip

Road trips are a great way to bond as a family while seeing new things and having great adventures. If you have ever wanted to visit every state, Chevrolet and data scientist Randy Olson have put together an epic road trip that will take you through the 48 contiguous United States.

This trip makes one stop in each state and spans 13,389 miles. If you followed the map from end to end, you would spend 214.56 hours on the road (about nine days), which doesn’t even include time for overnight stops or any visiting time.

“This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like,” said Olson. “Across the U.S., people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey.”

You can begin the journey at any point on the map. The stop in California is right in our backyard at Disneyland. If we were going to take part of this journey, we would head east to see The Grand Canyon, visit the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Or you could head north and stop at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, catch the spectacular Crater Lake National Park, and visit the iconic Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Whichever way you choose to go, come in to DeLillo Chevrolet. We’ll help make sure your car is ready for a long drive, or help you find a vehicle more up to the task.

Spring Events in Huntington Beach

 

spring events in Huntington Beach

Spring is a great time of year here in southern California. The weather is beautiful, and it hasn’t gotten too hot, yet. Here are some great family-friendly spring events in Huntington Beach that you should add to your calendar.

  • Art-A-Faire

    Every Friday at Pier Plaza from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there is a showcase of local artists. Explore the handmade arts and crafts and find something amazing and beautiful to take home.

  • Tour of Bolsa Chica Wetlands

    If you have ever wanted to get to know Huntington Beach better, take a tour of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The April tour will take place Saturday, April 7th from 9-11:30 a.m..

  • Sunrise Car Cruisers

    See some spectacular classic cars and hot rods by getting up early on a Saturday morning. Every Saturday from 6-9am, head to Adams Ave Donuts to enjoy some delicious donuts and beautiful cars.

  • Doggy Dash

    On Sunday, April 15th, bring your four-legged friends and run in a 5k or 10k. Proceeds from the Doggy Dash go towards animal cancer research.

  • Live Reggae Show

    Every Sunday, at Don the Beachcomber, you can hear a live Reggae show. It only costs $5 and there will be music from 3-7 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Whether you’re driving to a destination close by or taking a longer road trip, make sure your vehicle is ready by bringing it in to the DeLillo Chevrolet service department.

Take a Spring Break Road Trip with Your Chevy

Spring Break Road Trip

Road Trip In Your Chevrolet

What better companion could you have on a spring break road trip than a fun, dependable Chevy vehicle to take you everywhere you want to go? With its reliable performance, fun connectivity technology, and advanced safety features, we at DeLillo Chevrolet don’t think you could choose better.

Chevrolet knows this as well, and that’s why they asked data scientist Randy Olson to design a spring road trip spanning all 48 contiguous states. This smart road trip hits on traditional road trip favorites, including popular cities and national landmarks. If you don’t want to commit to the 214.56 hours of driving time and 13,389 miles that the trip requires, however, Olson designed regional trips around the west coast, Midwest, and more.

While on a road trip, the last thing you want is car trouble. You want to spend time creating memories with your friends and family and experiencing new things, not time sitting on the side of the road trying to fix your vehicle or calling towing and maintenance services. Chevy has earned J.D. Power Dependability Awards for the past three years, so you can rest assured that when you set out on your road trip with a Chevy vehicle, you’re in one of the most dependable vehicles on the road. Chevy vehicles also come equipped with fun entertainment technology and state-of-the-art safety features, which will allow you to stay entertained, connected, and confident while you explore new places.

If you’re looking to find a car perfect for road trips, or your current car needs some work to be road-worthy, come see us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

Chevy Reveals 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD at NTEA The Work Truck Show

2017 Ram 4500HD

NTEA The Work Truck Show

This March, Chevy revealed the eagerly-anticipated 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD at the NTEA Work Truck Show. These pickup trucks are mind-blowingly capable while also being distinctly customer-oriented. Chevy wanted to create trucks that are work-ready, offering a great driving experience while also being capable of handling worksite jobs with ease. At DeLillo Chevrolet, we think Chevy succeeded with these new medium-duty pickup trucks.

Chevy thoroughly thought out what customers want in a work-ready truck, taking input from truck drivers, technicians, Chevrolet dealers, and other experts. The new Silverado is incredibly powerful, featuring a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine with 350 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. While sitting in the driver’s seat, you will be privy to a superior driving experience, as one of the challenges Chevy was dedicated to overcoming was the fact that large trucks can be difficult to drive, in terms of maneuvering and handling.

The Silverado’s premium strength and maneuverability are matched by its smart interior that offers both superior comfort and advanced technology. The interior cabin is durable yet stylish and provides a welcome respite while on a worksite. It will also offer a fun infotainment system with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™ compatibility, as well as an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot so you don’t have to worry about being out of range.

According to Chevrolet, the new Silverado trucks will head into production late this year, with order guides and pricing information announced this summer. Be sure to check in with us at DeLillo Chevrolet for more information.

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.

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.