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

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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

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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

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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.

Tips for the DMV: Avoiding Lines, Boredom, and Unpreparedness

Few things are more dreaded in American society than a trip to the DMV. Nevertheless, you can’t always avoid going, especially if you move to a new state or purchase a new vehicle. That’s why the team here at DeLillo Chevrolet has written a post on tips for the DMV. On your next trip, you’ll hopefully be a little more prepared for the long lines and boredom.

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LifeHacker suggests doing as much as possible online. Though that might sound obvious, few people realize just how much you can do using the online DMV website. For instance, you can renew your ID and license plates, request driving records, change your address, and more. Just make sure to use the DMV website for California.

If you can’t avoid heading to the DMV, make sure you have all the necessary paperwork. Most of the information about paperwork is listed online. For instance, getting a used car requires a title, bill of sale, odometer reading, emission-test certification, and the VIN number. If you’re getting an ID, you usually need multiple forms of ID (SS card, passport, etc.), proof of your current address, and payment.

Research the best times to go. Here’s when NOT to go (typically):

  • Before or after a holiday
  • Beginning or end of a month
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (beginning and end of week)
  • During lunch or after 5pm

Many DMVs list the optimum hours for a short wait. Even if you think you can avoid the long wait, bring something to do like a book, game, or newspaper. Those are just some of the things to keep in mind the next time you’re thinking about going to the DMV.

 

New 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is an Engineering Marvel

The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is one of the fastest production Camaros ever made. The newest Camaro comes with a tuned powertrain and suspension, aerodynamic contours, a lightweight build, and more. The ZL1 even completed the famous Nürburgring track with a lap time of just 7:16.04. At DeLillo Chevrolet, we couldn’t be more excited about the new 2018 Camaro.

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CNET notes that the 2018 ZL1 1LE beat the previous Camaro’s lap time by a whopping 13.56 seconds—a considerable gap for any race car. New features include a carbon fiber wing that provides 80 percent more downforce. The front end has dive planes and a splitter to optimize airflow, while the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 produces 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the Multimatic DSSV® dampers keep the car stiff at high speeds.

“‘X’ decals are affixed to the sides of the mammoth rear wing of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE,” said Jon Wong of Roadshow. “Chevrolet engineers say it’s to signify the model as the most extreme interpretation of the sixth-generation pony car. If you’re an enthusiast who measures a car by how well it romps around a racetrack, you may agree that those ‘X’ stickers are warranted with a Nürburgring lap time of 7:16.04.”

In addition to the many engineering marvels under the hood, it would be remiss of us not to mention the stunning exterior. The smooth black hood accentuates the front end, the headlights are bold and aggressive, and the fat tires imply raw power. It’s impossible not to fall in love with the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE at first sight.

Summer Truck Maintenance

Chevrolet pickups are built to last—there’s no doubt about that. But that doesn’t mean that your pickup won’t benefit from some summer truck maintenance. Follow these tips from DeLillo Chevrolet to make sure your truck has the care it needs to survive the summer heat.

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Tires

Having tires that are in good shape is an important step towards getting the best gas mileage and ensuring the safest driving. Hot temperatures can wear on your tires more quickly than usual, so you should keep an eye on your truck’s tires to make sure they’re at the correct PSI and have plenty of tread, so that you can get good fuel economy on your summer road trips.

 

Battery

Your truck’s battery is also more susceptible to corrosion in excessive heat. Check your battery and clean off any visible, built up corrosion. You can also clean the battery cables, checking for cracks or damage along the way.

 

Coolant System

Your coolant system will be working hard this season, so make sure it has what it needs to perform well. Check your coolant fluid levels and look over the radiator and its surrounding parts for any damage. Use a pressure washer to clean debris and dirt from your radiator while your truck is turned off. Keeping your radiator clean will help ensure that your coolant system works at maximum efficiency this summer.

Tips for the Perfect Beach Day

With Huntington Beach just 10 minutes away from DeLillo Chevrolet, we love stopping off for a lunch break or an afternoon in the sun. When you’re planning your family’s days at the beach this summer, use these simple tips to have the perfect beach day every time.

 

Protect your gear

Even if your phone is in a waterproof case, store it in a ziplock back when you’re at the beach. This ensures that it’s protected from both water and sand, and the touch screen is still accessible through the baggie.

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Meanwhile, it’s easier to protect all of your belongings from the sand when you use an upside down fitted sheet as your beach towel. Just put one item, such as a cooler, at each corner and pull up the edges of the sheet around the items to build a little sheet wall around the perimeter.

 

Hide your valuables

Hide your money, jewelry, and keys out of plain sight by cleaning out an old sunscreen bottle. This makeshift, low-budget safe will blend in with its surroundings, keeping your valuables out of the limelight.

 

Clean up

Some people like having sand in their vehicle as a happy reminder of fun in the sun. If you’re not one of these people, keep a soft bristled brush in your vehicle to help clean sand off of passengers before entering. Baby powder is also a handy tool in cleaning wet sand off of sun-kissed feet.

Three Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

 

Garden

At DeLillo Chevrolet, we love anything that inspires a greener lifestyle. Earth Day is a great reminder that it’s up to us to protect our planet. Here are three ways how you and your family can make a difference and celebrate Earth Day this year.

 

Start a garden

Earth Day shouldn’t just be a one-day thing; it should be an inspiration to make changes and tweaks for a more sustainable lifestyle moving forward. Gardening is a great way to create a positive relationship with the Earth, and to get away from processed foods and major factory farms. Start small by planting a couple of herbs, then let your garden grow from there.

 

Make your car greener

This day is a great opportunity to ride your bike to work or walk to the grocery store. But for your usual daily commute, look into ways to make your vehicles more efficient. Start by cleaning out any excess junk in your car. The extra weight requires more gas to move it. Then, learn about the different ways in which you can develop green driving habits, like using less aggressive acceleration and avoiding idling.

 

Get outside

There’s no better way to rekindle your relationship with planet than by spending some quality time together. Plan a picnic with your family or a long hike at a local state park. There are so many ways to enjoy the planet, from planting a tree to bird watching. Find a new way to get the most out of nature with your family this Earth Day.

 

Visit the International Surfing Museum

Visit The International Surfing Museum

Surf City

 

When you think of Orange County, perhaps you picture surfers riding the waves at sunrise. That’s a fair expectation, given that Huntington Beach has well-earned its nickname of “Surf City.” With that in mind, where else would the best location be for the International Surfing Museum than here in Huntington Beach?

 

Orange County natives, visitors, and surfers will all be stoked to check out Surf City’s contribution to California’s generous list of surfing museums. You’ll be greeted with remarkable enthusiasm for the sport, even by those who don’t partake themselves—like the museum’s founder, Natalie Kotsch. Kotsch came to California from Canada, where there was no surfing, but was entranced with the sport after her move. Thanks to her, much of the area’s recent surf history has been preserved.

 

During your visit, exhibitions featuring surf boards, posters, and memorabilia will demonstrate the progression of area surfers throughout the years. Rotating exhibits allow new details of the sport a chance in the spotlight and encourage return visitors. If surfing is one of your passions, a second visit further down the road is definitely worth another $2, the price of the museum’s admission. From special events to “Surfin’ Sundays” featuring live surf music, the International Surfing Museum is constantly finding a new way to celebrate the sport.