Chevrolet Silverado Proves Its Strength

Chevrolet Silverado
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado was put to the ultimate test to see how it holds up against the competition. Find out how it did!

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado was put to the ultimate test to see how it holds up against the competition.

In lab tests, Silverado’s roll-formed, high-strength steel bed was put through every assessment possible to prove its superior quality. Three comparisons took place that stacked up the Silverado against the Ford F-150. It analyzed the bed of both, each without bedliners. These tests were design to measure how easily each bed could be punctured.

One test in particular used a total of 55 landscaping blocks weighing 825 pounds, which were dropped in the beds of each truck from 5 feet above. In that example, while the Silverado only suffered scratches and dents–which didn’t ruin the functionality of the bed–the F-150 suffered multiple punctures from the drop.

You can check out the tests in this video. With this campaign, Chevy is hoping to show just how reliable and strong the Silverado is.

“We engineer and build our trucks with customers’ expectations in mind. For example, Silverado features a roll-formed, high-strength steel bed because truck customers demand the ability to haul their toys, tools, and other cargo,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director.

Check out the Chevy Silverado today at Gjovik Auto!

How to Celebrate Fourth of July in Sandwich, Illinois

Fourth of July
Fourth of July is a time to express your patriotic side, revel in the day off of work, and enjoy your family. But you can celebrate with your town, too!

Fourth of July is a time to express your patriotic side, revel in the day off of work, and enjoy your family. But you can celebrate with your town, too!

Celebrate Freedom Days and Parade in Sandwich, Illinois. The weekend before the Fourth of July, you can celebrate on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd.

At Sandwich Fairgrounds and Knights Park, you can celebrate the 4th of July all weekend long. The Sandwich Park District will be hosting the parade on Saturday at 10am.

Want to do something that requires a little more sweat? You can participate in the Freedom Run 5k or 1-Mile Run on Sunday at 8am. Sign up early or at the race. The starting line is at Knights Park.

At the end of the weekend, you can enjoy a fantastic fireworks display at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6:00pm and the blasts will start going off at 9:20. While it’s free, a donation of $5 per car is suggested.

There are tons of other activities over the weekend, like kiddie and firefighter water fights on Saturday and a great lunch of chicken and pork chops at the fire station.

Check out all of the details here!