Austin Dillon, who drives the No. 3 DOW Camaro ZL1 for Chevy Motorsports, won the Daytona 500 in the opener of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Dillon’s win is Chevy’s 24th Daytona 500 win, the highest number of any manufacturer.
Dillon wasn’t the only Chevy driver who placed at the 500, either—three other Chevy Camaro ZL1 drivers were in the top 10; other ZL1 drivers might have finished higher if they hadn’t been involved in several pile-ups during the race. Legends Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne were among the drivers who fell behind in the crash, finishing 34th and 35th.
There were other races taking place at the Daytona International Speedway, and Chevrolet swept them too. Chevrolet took the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 with a Silverado and the NASCAR Xfinity Powershares QQQ 300 with a Camaro SS.
At Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC we’re proud to sell these award-winning, race-worthy trucks and muscle cars, which helped our Chevy drivers to incredible victories. For Austin Dillon, this was his first Daytona 500 race win—hopefully of many! Darrell Wallace Jr. placed second in what was only the fifth race of his career so far.
Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, there is always time to take your partner out for the night. With the warmer days around the corner, the car enthusiast in your life would appreciate these great date ideas.
Dinner in (the Truck) Bed
If you or your date loves their pickup truck, put a fun twist on the typical picnic and arrange a romantic candlelit dinner in the truck bed. You can lay out a comfy blanket, bring pillows to sit on, and set out a whole meal complete with candles.
A Lakeside Drive
Love cars? Love views? Combine both by going out for a night drive along Lake Holiday in your favorite car with your favorite person. You can also map out a public beach and admire the view up close.
Stay inside and out of the cold all while indulging your love’s love of cars. Pop in some of their favorite car-chase movies (or cartoon car movies, no one is judging), set out some yummy snacks, and stay snuggled up under a blanket for a great night in.
For a unique way to enjoy a night out with your partner, these dates are a fun, themed way to enjoy each other’s company. For more ideas on what to do around Sandwich, IL, visit us at Gjovik Chevrolet Buick GMC.
Especially in the Midwest and northern part of the country, winter presents a whole host of potentially stressful obstacles for drivers to deal with. Leave the worries behind this year and tackle winter roads like a pro with these easy winter car preparation tips from Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC.
Pack an emergency kit If an accident or breakdown ever leaves you stranded when the weather is ugly, it’s important to be prepared with a winter emergency kit in your car. Create a kit with blankets, warm clothes, water, food, and an extra cell phone battery charger and tuck it away in your vehicle. You’ll be glad you did in the event of an emergency.
Replace your windshield wipers The last thing you want in a winter storm is even worse visibility. Before it gets too cold out, give your windshield wipers a brief once-over. If they’re cracked, dry, damaged, or leave streaks on your windshield, it’s time to install a new set. This small investment now will help keep you safe when winter weather arrives.
Keep an eye on your tires Proper inflation is absolutely crucial when it comes to optimal tire performance. This is especially true in the winter, when conditions are often cold, wet, and icy. Make a habit of checking your tire pressure periodically throughout the winter. Additionally, consider getting a dedicated set of winter tires for superior performance during the coldest months of the year.
With a little bit of planning and preparation, there’s no need to stress out over winter driving. If your vehicle needs any maintenance before the cold months hit, stop by Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC today.
If you’re looking to save money during the holidays, you’re not alone. It’s a tricky financial time for most people. But, with these tips from Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC, you can take control over your spending this year.
Prioritize Your Budget
Don’t let your family’s wish lists dictate your budget. After all, there’s no rule that says you have to buy everything on their lists. Instead, figure out how much you’re able and willing to spend this year; then, use that to build your shopping list.
Avoid Credit Cards
It’s easy to live in the moment and pay with your credit card without thinking of the debt you’ll face in the future. To avoid this temptation, take cash out of the bank and use only that to do your shopping this year.
Embrace the E-Card
If sending holiday cards is part of your annual tradition, you’re probably spending some significant dough on cards and stamps. Cut corners here by opting for E-cards instead. There are plenty of resources online that will help you pick out unique greetings for your friends and family across the country.
Take a Trip
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can cut out the gift exchange all together and take a family vacation instead. Trip packages are less expensive this time of year, and you can use the money you would normally spend on gifts to have a great, relaxing time together.
Have you ever wanted to zoom past your fellow drivers on the highway in a race car? Well, now may be your chance. The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car is now available to the public, but it does come with a hefty price tag.
The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car bears a price of six figures. But make no mistake; this race car is the real deal. Chevrolet Racing designed the 6.2-liter V8 engine to deliver an output of 480 horsepower with ease.
The pure-action race car features all of the racing specifications a driver could ask for, including a 21-way adjustable carbon fiber rear wing. The doors, front fascia, front dive planes, and front splitter are all made from carbon fiber as well.
Designed for the action of the track, the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car boasts Brembo® braes, two-way adjustable Ohlin® dampers, and antiroll bars. The race car rolls out on athletic 18-inch wheels.
The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R race car has taken home trophies in the Pirelli World Challenge Series and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series.
Earlier this summer, Chevrolet released information surrounding the new Traverse, specifically its price. According to Chevy, 2018 Traverse pricing will start at $30,875 MSRP. This price includes the destination charge (i.e., the cost to get the Traverse from the factory to our lot here at Gjovik Chevy Buick GMC), but does not include tax, title, and other fees.
When the 2018 Traverse arrives on our lot, you’ll have your choice among several well-equipped trims, including the L, LS, LT, Premier, RS, and High Country. The Premier trim will also be available with the Redline package.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse offers best-in-class maximum cargo space (98.2 cubic feet) and also boasts more passenger space (with seating for up to eight) than the competition. Standard features are abound on the Traverse, including the following:
Active noise cancellation
Automatic tri-zone climate control
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
Rear camera mirror
Surround Vision cameras
23 unique storage spots for passenger belongings
Teen Driver technology
Keyless Open and Start
These features and more make the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse one of the most coveted new SUVs to hit roads this year.
“The all-new Chevrolet Traverse has a bold, new look that complements the full functionality our SUV customers demand. It’s designed to help make life on the road easier, and to look good while doing it,” remarked Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “With creature comforts, convenience features and technologies to entertain passengers, Traverse is the total package.”
48 years ago, in July of 1969, astronauts took their first steps out of the Apollo 11 and onto the surface of the moon. This was a momentous occasion not only for all of humankind, but also for General Motors in particular, who would later have the opportunity to watch their technology – in the form of the Lunar Rover – be used to explore an alien environment no human had previously seen in person. This year, in honor of the moon landing, Chevrolet celebrated that time-honored achievement by honoring one of their modern innovations: the Chevrolet Bolt.
Why? The Lunar Rover, unlike any mainstream vehicles on the road at the time, was electric. With a 57-mile range, a top speed of 8.7 mph, and the use of antennas for communication, the Lunar Rover was a far cry from the Bolt, which gets up to 238 miles on a single charge, and offers a top speed of 92 mph along with connectivity tech over its OnStar 4G LTE hot spot. That’s quite a leap from the Rover’s capabilities nearly five decades ago.
The chief engineer of the Lunar Rover, Ferenc Pavlics, still remembers how his team broke ground to tackle a project never previously imagined and sees how it paved the way for EVs like the Bolt. “We pushed the boundaries of automotive technology,” says Pavlics, “and worked hand in hand with the astronauts on the vehicle’s design.”
The manual transmission versus automatic transmission debate has been ongoing since the invention of the automatic. Fans of manual transmissions like the way they have more control over their vehicle, allowing them to get better gas mileage and get the most out of the performance of their car. This has lead to various automakers attempting to recreate the gear-shifting dynamic of a manual while creating more space and being more safe and convenient. The next-generation GMC Terrain seems to have solved this dilemma.
The new 2018 GMC Terrain will feature push-button gear shifters. Called the Electronic Precision Shifter, the system consists of three buttons and two switches located below the audio system. The new shifter is the only one available on the GMC Terrain, but it is offered on all three engine options – two gasoline and one diesel. GMC representatives are eager to see how the experimental shifter functions in the real world, rather than just on the test tracks.
The push-button gear shifter in the next-generation GMC Terrain is said to be “intuitive,” with “infrequent and minor” mistakes, according to IHS Markit senior analyst Stephanie Brinley.
There aren’t many midsize pickup trucks that offer an abundance of off-road features, making the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 a much-loved anomaly in the industry. Starting at $2,000 less than the nearest competitor, the new Colorado ZR2 packs in a vast array of standard off-roading features designed to take the avenger weekend and make it spectacular.
There’s a lot to love in the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, like the standard V6 engine that delivers a thrilling 306 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. That engine comes paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
There’s also an available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine that produces an impressive 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. That powertrain comes complete with a six-speed automatic transmission.
No matter the powertrain, the new 2017 Colorado ZR2 features standard four-wheel drive, 31-inch off-road tires, a two-inch lifted suspension, and much more.
Drivers will enjoy advanced safety features, including a rear vision camera and electronic automatic cruise control. A standard aluminum skidplate protects critical components from rough terrain.
As for entertainment, the new Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 features a standard six-speed audio system, eight-inch touchscreen, and access to Chevrolet MyLink.
We here at Gjovik Chevrolet are ready to roll in the new Colorado ZR2 off-road pickup!
The Verizon IndyCar Series largely revolves around high speeds and insane acceleration. One factor that makes a major difference is the aerodynamic kits and engines the cars are outfitted with, and Chevrolet recently signed a contract that extended its partnership with the Verizon IndyCar Series as a major parts provider.
Chevrolet’s signing of a contract extension comes at the same time as many other major brands. Honda signed a deal as well; meanwhile, Dallara signed on to continue to be the chassis supplier and Firestone signed on as the tire supplier.
The IndyCar Series plans to revise the rulebook to allow for an all-new chassis designed to bear a much more attractive look. The new chassis will also change air flow, allowing for closer racing.
“It’s another sign of the positive momentum we continue to build as we grow this sport into the next decade,” said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of operations.
While Chevrolet and Honda may be competing automakers, they do share something in common. Both Chevrolet’s director of motorsports and Honda’s president of performance development want to see more automakers join the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Chevrolet’s signing of a multi-year contract solidifies the brand’s involvement in the IndyCar Series for the foreseeable future.
We here at Gjovik Chevrolet are happy to see Chevrolet extending its affiliation with the Indy Car Series!