If you own a Chevrolet, maybe this has been your story this winter: Locate phone; pull up OnStar RemoteLink app; start vehicle remotely; blast heat; proceed to brave the Polar Vortex on the way to the now-warm car. Sound familiar? Chevy reports that you were one of millions to do the same.
Throughout January, over 55 percent of Chevy Cruze owners used the RemoteLink app to start their cars remotely. That’s over 1.6 million people who took advantage of a vehicle whose purpose is to meet the needs of its owners.
On Jan. 7 alone, a record-breaking 200,000 requests were made through the app.
If you haven’t started using RemoteLink, there’s no time like the present! Don’t worry about leaving your car unlocked as the vehicle starts; the app keeps the car doors locked, so you can take your time getting up the courage to step outside.
If you don’t have a RemoteLink-enabled vehicle, that’s where we can help. Stop by Gjovik Auto today for your new Chevy and keep the cold outdoors where it belongs.
You’ve been navigating your vehicle through snow-laden roads all winter wishing spring would hurry up and get here. Imagine swapping your weather-beaten car for the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Let’s just say that according to automotive journalist, Jeffrey Jablansky, the sports car lives up to all those awards it’s received in both the good weather and the bad.
Like much of the U.S. this winter, the snow came fast and at the perfectly wrong time for Jablansky, who was scheduled to test drive the Stingray. He was in the middle of his trip (which may or may not have involved taking his little brother back to college), when the snow began to fall.
Wisely, Jablansky slowed his speed; but in the Stingray, he was still able to truck along at 55 mph through the accumulating snow. He touted the sports car’s ability to confidently handle the slushy roads and the ice, which he later encountered and mastered with the help of the vehicle’s winter tires.
“We were going no faster than 55 mph, but most everyone else was doing 30… That’s the best part about a car so powerful. In one case, where I executed a 1-2-7 shift, the ample low-end torque made highway merging a seamless event.”
When Jablansky and his brother arrived on campus to unpack the Corvette’s surprisingly spacious trunk, the only signs of the hazardous trip were remnants of snow splashed on the Stingray’s yellow body.
There’s nothing like the Chevy Corvette Stingray to turn a mid-trip snowstorm into a winter playground. We at Gjovik Auto love to hear successful road trip stories like this one. Where would you drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray on a snowy day?
“Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be. Thanks in part to Chevy’s $1 million gift, the American Cancer Society will continue to care for people fighting cancer by connecting them with the information, day-to-day help and the emotional support they need to help them focus on getting well.”
Lin Mac Master, the American Cancer Society’s chief revenue marketing and communications officer, expressed his gratitude for Chevrolet’s Purple Roads initiative and the resulting donation.
Chevy’s generous donation was made possible through the participation of supporters who “purpled” their Facebook and Twitter profiles for World Cancer Day on Feb. 4.
Were you one of over 1 million supporters?
Chevrolet donated $1 dollar for every purple profile up to $1 million to support the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program. The program provides transportation to cancer patients who otherwise wouldn’t have a ride to and from treatment.
Though World Cancer Day has passed, we at Gjovik Auto are proud of the continued support cancer patients will receive as they journey on the road to recovery.
Did you catch it on Sunday night between snippets of the big game? Chevrolet’s 2015 Silverado HD starred in a romantic commercial along with its owner and an eligible bachelor.
“You Sexy Thing” aptly plays in the background as a rancher uses his capable Silverado to cart the bachelor-bull to his new home. Throughout the journey, the Silverado faithfully traverses the roadway as a voiceover narrates the bull’s anxious feelings along the way.
Those feelings, however, are for naught as he is promptly greeted by a welcoming committee you’ll have to see for yourself.
“We like how ‘Romance’ uses humor to show the power and capability of the truck and the interesting demands our customers place on their heavy-duty trucks,” said Tim Mahoney, global chief marketing officer for Chevrolet.
Of all the Super Bowl commercials we watched, this is one we at Gjovik Auto actually enjoyed and remembered after the game ended. Nicely done, Chevrolet.