Chevrolet to Offer Popular Redline Trim to Nine Different Models

Redline TrimChevrolet is known for offering tons of trim levels for each of their models, in an effort to ensure that every driver can find exactly what he or she is looking for. And now, those options just got a bit more luxurious.

The new Chevrolet Redline trim level is available on nine different Chevy models – the Cruze sedan and hatchback, Camaro, Trax, Equinox, Colorado, Malibu LT, Traverse Premier, and the Silverado Double Cab LT Z71 – providing even more choices.

Redline trim models are easily distinguished by their blacked-out wheels with red accents, adding a trendy flair to the vehicles.

A Chevrolet Redline special edition model first made its debut at the 2015 SEMA show and earned such a reputation that the automaker must have decided to expand the trim level to most of its lineup.

Many 2017 Chevrolet models will be available in the Redline trim level. Give us a call ahead of time to see if your favorite Chevy model is one of them.

To learn more about the Redline trim level or to explore the other Chevrolet vehicles that we currently have in store, feel free to contact us or visit us anytime, right here at Stalker Chevrolet.

Chevrolet MyLink Tech Makes Driving Safe, Easy, and Fun

Chevrolet MyLink
None comes close to Chevrolet MyLink – the ultimate infotainment system for the modern driver – which you can find in all new Chevy models.

While nearly every vehicle seems to have a smart console front and center these days, none comes close to Chevrolet MyLink – the ultimate infotainment system for the modern driver – which you can find in all new Chevy models.

To start with, Chevy MyLink makes it safe and easy to receive and send text messages, so that the dangerous practice of texting and driving can become a thing of the past. You can use MyLink to make phone calls, too.

Additionally, there’s really no limit to the music you can access on Chevy MyLink, starting with the ability to integrate your own smart device to your vehicle, granting you access to your personal library. You can also use SiriusXM Radio, Pandora, and more.

Lastly, Chevy MyLink even comes with a Teen Driver Mode, which – when enacted – can guarantee certain behaviors for a driver. For example, Teen Driver Mode can be set so that music will not come on until all seatbelts are buckled.

Want to learn more about Chevrolet MyLink or check out one our many available vehicles with the new technology? Contact us or simply stop by anytime, here at Stalker Chevrolet, to take a vehicle out on a test drive.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra

The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is visiting the Warren Cultural Center! The great team of musicians will be here Saturday, February 18th.

Be sure to check out the great ensemble that recreates music from the 1920’s.

Tickets are $25.00 a piece which you can get from here.

With over 1,100 performances under their belt, you’ll definitely want to catch it.

 

New Silverado HD Alaskan Edition is Ideal for Winter Driving

Check out the new Silverado HD Alaskan Edition this winter. This new pickup concept comes with a truly rugged exterior that’s perfect for rain, snow, or shine. This model comes with a custom stainless snowplow among other features, making it the perfect ride for wintertime. You won’t want to leave the warm seat of this model anytime soon.

According to Chevy, the new Silverado HD Alaskan Edition comes with tons of great features, including a custom silver-accented blue exterior paintjob with grizzly bear decals, chrome bumpers, wheels, and mirrors, and a polished chrome grille. Plus, a leveling kit is perfect for maintaining an even stance as you drive with added equipment

2015 Silverado 3500HD Hauling
Even in snowy, rough terrain the Silverado HD is equipped to do more. (Pictured – 2015 Silverado 3500HD)

“No matter what the weather brings, Chevrolet HD trucks are designed to make the toughest jobs easier,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Truck marketing director. “The new Alaskan Edition gives customers in snow country a stronger tool for tackling the worst that winter throws at them.”

The interior comes with great features like rubberized floor coverings to keep the cabin protected from snow and water, and Alaskan-themed materials set the perfect atmosphere for your ride. Under the hood you’ll find a Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel design, which generates a whopping 910 lb-ft of torque. If you plan on driving in harsh winter weather, get the new Alaskan Edition. Or if the Alaska Edition is quite for you, try one of Chevy’s many other capable trucks!

Holiday Shopping Tips: Making the Most of Gift-Giving

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time for last-minute holiday shopping. In addition to getting a Chevy, which is guaranteed to have plenty of space for all those presents, there are some important holiday shopping tips to keep in mind. If you’re looking to give the best gifts without breaking the bank, read on.

It sounds obvious, but Real Simple suggests making a list to help get you started. Make columns or rows of everyone you know, and start with the easy gifts. In addition to names and possible gifts, be sure to create a maximum spending column to help you manage your budget. If you have a large family, costs can definitely add up—a list is a great way to keep you out of the red.

Opening Christmas Presents

Next, be sure to get an early start. In addition to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are some great deals out there; however, waiting until the last minute will cost you big time. Typically, gifts actually tend to be cheaper before December, so getting things out of the way early could save you some serious dough.

Finally, do some online research. Shopping around can be fun, but it’s hard to find the best deals by foot nowadays. Hop on the internet and browse deals. Compare store websites, but also be sure to check out Consumer Reports for the latest information. If you’re tech-savvy, consider downloading a shopping app to help you hunt down deals. Every penny counts.

Making a list, starting early, and doing research are the best ways to start the holiday shopping season. You’ll be glad you followed these tips when you save money this year.

We also want to say thank you again to all of those who donated to Santa’s Silverado Sleigh! This was our most successful year to date and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Full Silverado Sleigh
Santa’s Silverado Sleigh was overflowing with toys!

 

New Chevy Diesel Powertrain Options: Wider Selection Than Ever Before

In order to give drivers more options than ever before, Chevy has decided to release more diesel powertrain options. The new 2018 Equinox, the Cruze, and Cruze Hatchback will add diesel versions to provide better fuel economy.  Capable of earning more than 40 mpg highway, these new power plants are bound to be more popular than ever.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback
For 2018 the Cruze Hatchback will have a diesel option

According to Detroit News, diesels only make up a small portion of US automotive sales (about 3%), one reason many automakers have failed to provide a wide range of powertrain options. However, these new Chevy diesel powertrain options are designed to give car shoppers the opportunity to get better gas mileage by switching to a different fuel source.

As of now, Chevy is basically testing the market to see how popular these engines will be. “We’re going to see how the demand shakes out,” said Chevrolet marketing director Steve Majoros. “We’re going to provide another alternative for somebody that’s looking for that.”

What’s the difference between gasoline and diesel? Diesel engines compress air to heat and ignite fuel, a complex process that often leads to more efficient fuel consumption. While a normal gasoline engine compresses at a ratio of 8:1 or 12:1, a diesel works at a ratio of 14:1 or even 25:1. While diesel may be slightly more expensive at times, you often save more in the long run.

Warren Cultural Center Hosts Max Wellman

Looking for something to do in the area? Check out the Warren Cultural Center. First opened in 1896, the Warren Center is an opera house that has hosted some of the biggest names of the early 20th century. Placed on the National Historic Register in 1979, a massive restoration process enabled the Center to open its doors again in 2012, serving as a multi-use facility.

According to the Warren Cultural Center website, the building hosts a number of events. These include art shows and musicians, many of which are local. Ed and Eva Warren, the founders, also opened a retail shop that is home to a number of historic photographs, artwork, and more. If you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy, stop by the Warren Cultural Center.

One upcoming event is the Max Wellman Trio, which will perform on November 19th. Reminiscent of the Big Band era, Wellman has had success with multiple albums, includes Comes Love in 2009 and You Must Believe in Spring in 2014. If you love musicians like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harry Connick Jr., you’re bound to enjoy the work of Max Wellman.

This is just one of many events that are regularly held at the Warren Cultural Center. Follow us on Twitter for more about Warren Cultural Center events!

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Family

October is finally here, which means the kids are gearing up for one of the busiest nights of the year. Trick-or-treat night brings out hundreds of kids and parents in some neighborhoods, which means there are a few precautions to take before you head out. Here are a several great Halloween safety tips from us at Stalker Chevrolet.

  • Costumes – One of the major ways for a child to injury themselves is by falling. That’s why parents should make sure their child’s costume fits perfectly. Masks can also obstruct a child’s vision, which isn’t a good thing, especially in the dark. Use face paint or makeup when possible. Add a glow stick to your child’s costume to make them easier to spot.
  • Supervising – Children under the age of 12 need to be supervised by an adult. Those older than 12 should stay in lit areas they’re familiar with to avoid injury or danger. In these cases, large groups are a parent’s friend.
  • Driving – Drivers, you have an obligation this Halloween as well. Slow down, keep your lights on, and watch for any wandering children. See what times your area has trick-or-treat and do your best to stay off the road during those hours. Remember to stay off your phone while behind the wheel as well!

We love Halloween and we want to help keep you and your children safe. On Monday, October 31st, from 5:30 PM to 7 PM we’ll be hosting Trunk or Treat! A safe and fun way for your little superheros and ghosts to enjoy Halloween. Check out our Facebook page for pics from last years Trunk or Treat and visit our website for directions or to give us a call.

Trunk or Treat

 

 

What Is the Native Fund?

If you’re looking for a way to support an awesome organization and get a quality piece of merchandise, then supporting The Native Fund is the way to go! Described as “Iowans helping Iowans,” The Native Fund was inspired by the flooding in Cedar Rapids. Dallas Clark and Ashton Kutcher started the organization in 2008 with the mission to help those in need.

Here at Stalker Chevrolet, we’re selling Back Porch Revival Concert shirts; all proceeds benefit The Native Fund. The Back Porch Revival Concert took place on August 27th and features country stars Blake Shelton, Big and Rich, and Thomas Rhett.

The Native Fund has raised funds to assist those in need, including Iowans suffering from natural disasters and the post-9/11 Iowan veterans who need medical care. The organization’s reach extends to children with life-threatening diseases and is focused on bringing assistance where the need for it exists.

An organization focuses on the “neighbors helping neighbors” philosophy, The Native Fund is there to help those in need. Now is the time to support their mission by buying a t-shirt from Stalker Chevrolet.

In the future, you could be the one in need of assistance, and The Native Fund could be the organization to help you out.

Fall Car Maintenance: Seasonal Service You Can’t Forget

Fall car maintenance is a great way to keep your car in shape. Temperatures dip, air quality changes, and driving habits also begin to vary. Plus, it’s a great time to change your oil and wipers, helping you to prepare for winter.

According to Bankrate, you should always check your tire pressure in the fall. That’s because colder temperatures cause air pressure to decrease. In fact, a 1° dip in temperature causes the pressure to decrease by 1 psi. Under inflated tires cause added friction, which adds wear and tear and lowers fuel economy.

Four Tires

 

The air quality can also dip in the fall as the seasons change. Getting a new air filter can increase fuel economy and performance by optimizing air flow. At the very least, it’s a good idea to blow your current air filter out with compressed air.

Change your wiper blades. You should get new wiper blades at least once or twice a year, depending on your driving habits. Getting them in the fall will prevent you from waiting too long. The winter is often the harshest on the wipers.

Finally, get your car’s oil changed. You should change the oil about every 3,000 miles. For the average driver, that’s four times per year—or once every season. Now that the fall is on its way (the official start is September 22nd), you should consider changing the oil to prepare for harsher weather.

Some of you may be able to handle a few of these maintenance items on your own, but if you need some assistance we’re hear to help. Call, stop by, or schedule an appointment on line and our highly trained service team will be more than happy to take care of you.