General Motors Is Here For YouRead More
As Americans, we have the great ability to adjust to issues that are presented to us; especially in times of need. When we have been faced with a war, we buckle down and do what we have to in order to bring home our family and friends quickly and safely. The same can be said for the current pandemic we’ve all been experiencing. Now, a pandemic is not the same as a war (for obvious reasons), but our capability to produce the supplies necessary to help us overcome a national crisis still has the same application.
Since the start of our national shutdown, along with other international shutdowns occurring all over the world, hundreds of thousands of people have gathered together to help make essential items to help combat the severity of the pandemic. Companies including GM, Givenchy, Dior, Amazon, and many more have paused their traditional production in an effort to focus on producing products that are needed on the frontlines. These products include hand sanitizer, N95 masks, ventilators, protective gowns, and several others.
Throughout the past few weeks, GM has been working nonstop to transform their warehouses into safe and reliable areas to build VOCSN critical care ventilators. Additionally, within less than a week GM began transforming their team members into experts who are now able to produce Level 1 surgical masks. GM is proud to have been able to work quickly and safely to produce supplies and products that protect healthcare teams working day in and day out to save lives and preserve our communities. All supplies currently being produced by GM facilities are being donated, and face mask production is projected to reach 50,000 face masks per week, along with other equipment.
We are proud to be a part of a company that is contributing to the battle against the coronavirus. Amongst all the other companies that have stepped up to the plate during this uncertain period of time, it’s been inspiring to watch teams of people from all over the world work together to accomplish the seemingly impossible.
From all of us at Chevrolet, we thank those who are continuously putting themselves on the front lines to help tend to our loved ones. We thank those who are spending their time making the necessary equipment needed to protect and preserve the lives of those at risk. And we thank you, for reminding us how uplifting even the toughest of times can be, because we’re all working together towards the same goal of health and safety for one another.
The Future of ChevroletRead More
For Chevrolet, it’s not always about keeping up with the times, it’s about looking forward into the future. Chevrolet has been a known innovator in the production of vehicles since the beginning (way back in 1911), and that trend will stand true well into the future. But before we jump into what’s ahead, let’s take a look at some top moments in Chevrolet’s past.
- November 3, 1911 - The Chevrolet Motor Company became incorporated with William Durrant in the lead. The cost of a brand new Chevrolet was a whopping $2,150!
- 1914 - Chevrolet introduced a valve and head engine - something we often come across today, but back then it was an innovation.
- 1918 - Chevrolet becomes a part of General Motors, which allowed for expansion, more factories, and a larger sales staff.
- 1925 - More innovations are introduced such as one piece windshields, single plate clutch, 11 inch brakes, and new banjo type rear axles.
- 1928-1928 - A brand new six-cylinder engine was released along with the option to purchase your Chevrolet in colors.
- 1950 - Domestic production tops 2 million units for the first time ever.
- 1997 - Profits reach $6.7 billion.
Now, looking ahead into the future, multiple investments have been made to increase a variety of production aspects. From production of heavy-duty trucks to engine components, to mid-size pickup and van improvements, Chevrolet is consistently looking ahead. Through all the ups and downs and changes in technology, Chevrolet is here to provide you with reliable, functional vehicles that exceed your expectations.
Subzero TroubleshootingRead More
Picture this: it’s 7:45 AM, it snowed tremendously last night, so you've turned your car on to warm up before you leave. After about 15 minutes you are ready to brush off your car and leave. All bundled up, you open your car door expecting a wave of warm air to wash over you, but it doesn’t… What does this mean?!
When living in the Northeast and dealing with subzero temperatures, nothing is worse than the paralyzing moment you realize the heat in your car isn’t working. There are a few possibilities that could lead to this, but before you rush anywhere, do some research to become more knowledgeable on what needs to be fixed in your car.
According to Lifewire, there are four common cooling system problems that could result in your loss of heat for these crucial months. They are as follows:
Air in the cooling system.
Plugged heater core.
Coolant not flowing through heater core.
Also remember to always check your coolant levels. A lack of coolant or leak in your system can cause problems such as blowing cold air and never heating up.
For more information on common car heater problems and how to stay warm during the problem solving portion, check out https://bit.ly/320CuZk. And remember to always carry a blanket and other emergency supplies in case you’re stuck in an unusual predicament!
Winter Driving SafetyRead More
What is seemingly the longest time of the year, can also be one of the most dangerous for drivers. Everyone talks about different ways to be prepared for winter driving, but a lot of it comes down to knowing your vehicle. The weather can be unpredictable during the colder months, so with your driving habits and care and knowledge of your vehicle, you can improve your winter driving experience.
There are multiple ways to prepare your car (and ultimately yourself) for the uncertain months still ahead including:
- Understanding how your car behaves in the snow.
- Make sure your tires have good tread and are properly inflated given the temperature changes.
- Check your exhaust pipe to make sure it’s clear.
- Pack your trunk with emergency supplies.
Another aspect to take into account when the winter weather strikes is to plan your trip with common sense. Although beautiful, snow flurries can become quite dangerous with high winds and prolonged snowfall. Along with giving yourself ample time to travel, consider following these tips as well:
- Don’t warm up your vehicle in an enclosed area.
- Ensure your cellphone is fully charged and bring a car charger.
- Monitor the weather conditions before you leave for your trip.
Lastly, always drive extra carefully in winter weather. Vehicles handle differently in snow and ice, and it’s often better to be on the cautious side when driving in harsh conditions. Tips for adjusting your driving habits in the winter can include:
- Driving slowly.
- Leaving more distance between you and the car ahead of you.
- Knowing your route and being on high alert.
- Being alert to animals.
For more information and tips on how to best prepare yourself for winter driving, check out iii.org’s article on winter driving preparedness.
For any help with preparing or maintaining your car, visit your local Chevy dealer and don’t be afraid to ask questions! We’re here to help you and your Chevy vehicle get home safely day after day.