Stalker Chevrolet is proud to serve the Osceola, Iowa area. We provide high-quality Chevrolet vehicles, while striving to exceed your customer service expectations. Stalker Chevrolet carries an extensive line of new and used Chevy vehicles, and has GM-trained Certified Service technicians ready to take care of your vehicle. Visit us at www.stalkergm.com to check out our current sales and large selection of Chevy vehicles.

Stalker Chevrolet is proud to serve the Osceola, Iowa area. We provide high-quality Chevrolet vehicles, while striving to exceed your customer service expectations. Stalker Chevrolet carries an extensive line of new and used Chevy vehicles, and has GM-trained Certified Service technicians ready to take care of your vehicle. Visit us at www.stalkergm.com to check out our current sales and large selection of Chevy vehicles.

2016 Chevy Cruze is the Most Fuel-Efficient Car in its Segment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze at 42 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel-efficient car in its segment for highway fuel economy.

The Cruze is Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, with more than four million sold since it went on sale back in 2008.

2016 Cruze Sedan

Thanks to a new, direct-injected 1.4-liter EcoTec turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 250 pounds of weight reduction, the Cruze L, LS, and LT models equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission were rated at 30/42/35 mpg city/highway/combined, better than rivals such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Jetta. The manual was rated at 29/41/33 mpg and the top-of-the-line Cruze Premiere at 30/41/34 mpg.

The new Cruze also uses stop/start technology to bolster efficiency in stop-and-go traffic and achieves about 7% better fuel economy than previous models during city driving.

Ideas for Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is one of our favorite holidays at Stalker Chevrolet. It gives us a chance to show our love and gratitude for the mothers without whom we wouldn’t be alive. Check out some of our favorite ideas for honoring mothers on Mother’s Day!

Create a photo album of memories

Photo albums of memories are one of the best Mother’s Day gifts. They have everything to do with family and the relationship between a mother and her children—and that’s what Mother’s Day is all about, right?

Celebrating Mother's Day

Make her dinner

Everyone loves to have dinner cooked for them, but if your mother or wife is the one usually in charge of the kitchen, she’s sure to appreciate a home-cooked meal even more. Remember to leave the kitchen spotless when you’re done!

Offer her a spa treatment

Being a mother is stressful; she’ll love the opportunity to get professionally pampered. It doesn’t have to be a spa—it could be an appointment at a massage parlor, a hair salon, or a nail salon. Anything to get those worries out of her head and knots out of her back!

Plan a weekend getaway

Sometimes, the best thing to do is break the daily routine. Plan a weekend getaway at a location where she might enjoy some novel entertainment or relax—whichever you think she might prefer.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition

Continuing its trend of catering to specific audiences, Chevrolet is offering another special edition Silverado pickup. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition is designed to appeal to the performance-pickup enthusiasts. Unveiled at the Texas Motor Speedway, this special edition offers a more customized look than we’re used to.

Available with 20- and 22-inch black wheels, the Silverado Rally Edition features body-side stripes and black accents. In addition to the exterior look, the special edition also gets some extra features, like a trailering package and dual-zone climate control.

Featuring a black bowtie, the Rally Edition joins the Midnight Edition and Realtree Edition. Unveiled with Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel, the Rally Edition is expected to sell quickly.

2016 Chevy Silverado Rally Edition - Creston, IA

As long as the current sales trend continues, it’s likely we’ll continue to see more special editions. Not only are the special editions selling well, they’re leaving their mark on the brand as a whole.

“They also helped make Chevrolet the fastest-growing truck brand in the industry,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing. “In 2015, total Chevrolet truck sales increased 27 percent – double the increase for the total truck market. As we expand our lineup of special editions for 2016, we expect to continue that momentum.”

Here at Stalker Chevrolet, we’re happy to see the Silverado line continuing to grow!

Four Chevrolets Top 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Four Chevrolet vehicles have been ranked at the top of their segment in the 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, proving once again that when vehicle customers want reliability, their best bet is to go with Chevy.

2015 Malibu

The award-winning models included the following:

  • Camaro in the Midsize Sporty Car segment for the 4th consecutive year
  • Malibu in the Midsize Car segment for the 2nd consecutive year
  • Silverado HD in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment for the 2nd consecutive year
  • Equinox in the Compact SUV segment
2015 Chevy Equinox
J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study Winner

In addition, two other Chevrolet models were ranked in the top three of their respective segment; the Tahoe was ranked second in the Large SUV segment and the Silverado was ranked third in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment.

The study is based on problems reported in the last year by the original owners of three-year-old vehicles. The fewer problems were noted, the higher the model was ranked. If you like driving cars, SUVs, or trucks that have fewer problems than most others in the industry, then you’ll love our lineup at Stalker Chevrolet!

#DayItForward Campaign Encourages Good Deeds

Leap day only comes once every four years, giving us 24 hours of extra time we didn’t have before. As part of a campaign dubbed #DayItForward, Chevrolet encouraged everyone to take that time to do something really nice and make someone’s day.

It didn’t just tell people to do it, though—it set an example with the help of some well-known actors and actresses like Kevin Spacey and Eva Longoria, and even major league pitcher Daniel Norris of the Detroit Tigers.

 

Watch Kevin Spacey shock an aspiring actor.#DayItForward Campaign

As part of the #DayItForward campaign, each of these celebrities did something nice for someone: Spacey offered help to an aspiring actor, Longoria gave back to children with cancer, and Norris spent a day at a ballpark with a young fan battling thyroid cancer—the same disease he himself survived.

Even if you missed #DayItForward on leap day, you can still do a good deed regardless of the day or the month. Tell us all about your acts of kindness on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/StalkerChevrolet!

Get Your Camo On With the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition

Do you like your pickup trucks dark and sinister? Do camo designs make your head turn? Then you’ll love the latest thing to come out of Chevrolet’s decade-long partnership with Realtree: the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition.

The Silverado Realtree is special-edition model inspired by the outdoors that Chevy knows its customers love to explore. If you’re a fan of camo, then you’ve probably heard of Realtree already, as it is widely regarded as one of the world’s top camouflage brands.

Headlight on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

The Silverado Realtree didn’t quite get the full camo treatment, though. The outside is all blacked out, including the bodywork, bowtie emblem, side steps, and wheels; however, the inside features that camouflage you know and love.

The special-edition pickup is based on the Silverado 1500 in LTZ trim with a crew cab and the Z71 package, which means it features a locking rear diff, an underbody shield, hill-decent control, monotube shocks, and all the other goodies you need for the ultimate off-roading experience.

It launches in the spring, so we’ll see you soon at Stalker Chevrolet!

First 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and COPO Camaro Donated for United Way

What’s a Camaro worth? If we’re talking about a COPO Camaro, quite a bit. Chevrolet only builds a handful of these each model year, and this time around, the very first sixth-generation COPO Camaro was donated at a Barrett-Jackson auction, with all proceeds of the winning bid going to United Way.

The car sold for $300,000 to an unnamed bidder, who owns and races another modern COPO Camaro, so it’s quite possible we’ll be seeing the car at drag strips in the future.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Auctioned alongside it was the very first 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS coupe, which fetched an even greater price at $500,000, with proceeds benefiting Kettering University. NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick had the pleasure of taking that one home. It’ll be joining his collection of other incredible cars, including the 5th-generation Camaro coupe and convertible, the very first modern COPO Camaro, the first Corvette Z06, and the first Corvette Stingray C7 coupe and convertible.

A few more, and he’ll rival our own lineup at Stalker Chevrolet!

Tommey Walker Camaro Clothing Line

2016 Camaro

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is making a splash – and not just in the auto industry. The fresh take on the iconic Camaro has inspired a clothing line created by Detroit designer Tommey Walker, Jr.

“With the all-new Camaro, the team set out to transcend the traditional ‘pony car’ and deliver a world-class performance car, regardless of segment,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director for Chevrolet cars, in a statement. “The Camaro is a worthy contender for any performance car, which is perfectly summed up by Tommey Walker’s trademark design.”

Dubbed the “Camaro vs. Everybody” apparel line, the sportswear mirrors the style of the original “Detroit vs. Everyone” line, which was originally developed to help rebuild the image of Walker’s hometown. His T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and jackets have been seen on celebrities, sports figures, and other public figures.

“Detroit vs. Everybody started as a way to express pride in my hometown,” said Walker. “Camaro vs. Everybody serves the same purpose for Camaro fans, who know their favorite sports car is second to none.”

Check out the Tommey Walker Camaro clothing line at detroitvseverybody.com.

Stop by Stalker Chevrolet today to learn more about the exciting new 2016 Chevy Camaro today!

Three New Year’s Driving Resolutions You Can Keep

January kicks off the start of a new year, and with that, the opportunity to change bad habits and resolve to do better. This January, we encourage you to add these three critical driving habits to your list of New Year’s resolutions, and help to make our roads a safer place for everyone.

  1. Put the phone away. Resolve to keep the phone out of reach in the car. We all know that texting, browsing social media, and otherwise looking down at your phone while on the road is incredibly dangerous, but too many people still text and drive. Put the phone out of reach, where it can’t be a temptation.Don't Text and Drive
  2. Plan for a DD. Make sure you have a plan for how to get home before you go out. Stick to your plan, and call a cab or Uber in the event you find yourself without a sober driver.
  3. Always buckle up. Once buckling up becomes a habit, you won’t think twice. Seatbelts are the single most important and life-saving safety feature in your car, but they can’t work unless you buckle them.Buckle UP

For more driving resolutions, check out this handy infographic by The News Wheel.

Ready to get behind the wheel of a safer vehicle? Stop by Stalker Chevrolet today!

Holiday Road Trip Pre-Departure Checklist

Before you head over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this holiday season, make sure your car is up for the challenge. Here is our road trip pre-departure checklist to make sure you don’t find yourself stranded while everyone else is enjoying the party.

“The last thing anyone wants during the holiday season is to break down miles from home in the middle of nowhere,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s always a wise idea to have your vehicle checked out before you leave home to identify any potential problems that can be serviced before your holiday journey.”

  1. Check your tires. Be sure to check your tire pressure and tire tread to make sure they are in good shape before hitting the road. Not only does the safety of your passengers (and yourself) depend on it, but you’ll also improve your car’s efficiency.Tires on the 2015 Chevy Colorado
  2. Check your batteries. If your battery is nearing the end of its useful life, you’ll want to get it replaced before you leave. Frigid temperatures will only magnify any problems the battery has, possibly even leaving you stranded with a car that won’t start.
  3. Check your fluids. Check your engine oil, engine coolant, transmission fluid, power-steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.
  4. Check your windshield wipers and lights. Finally, ensure that your windshield wipers effectively clear your windshield without leaving distracting streaks, and check all the lights, including the interior lights, headlights, high beams, blinkers, reverse lights, and brake lights.

Frozen Windshield

Here at Stalker Chevrolet, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season!