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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
Check your fluids. Check your engine oil, engine coolant, transmission fluid, power-steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.
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.
The respected Car and Driver publication has named the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to its 10Best list, noting the Camaro’s excellent driving dynamics and modern technology.
The Car and Driver 10Best list is a roundup of the publication’s favorite vehicles for less than $80,000. Every year, Car and Driver editors embark on a week-long mission, evaluating and scrutinizing vehicles for a number of combinations of virtues including value and engagement, performance and poise, sights and sounds, soul, and character. The cars that make the coveted 10Best list succeed in several of these criteria, and raise the bar in their segments.
“The fifth-gen Camaro was America’s best-selling performance car for five consecutive years,” said Majoros. “To build on that success, the team delivered an all-new sixth-gen model with even greater levels of performance, efficiency, and technology. Being named one of the 10Best cars of 2016 by Car and Driver shows new Camaro is not only the best car in the performance-car segment, but is one of the best new cars on the market regardless of category.”
Stop by Stalker Chevrolet today to learn more and test drive the thrilling 2016 Chevy Camaro for yourself!
Dominos has chosen the efficient (and apparently versatile) 2015 Chevrolet Spark for its new DXP™ (Delivery Expert). The pizza company chose the 2015 Chevrolet Spark for a number of reasons, the most obvious of which might be its ability to maneuver around the city without the need for much gas.
Specifically designed to deliver pizzas, the Chevrolet Spark Dominos delivery vehicle was a crowd-sourced concept that was submitted as part of the Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge. Featuring a warming oven located behind the driver’s seat and accessible from the outside via a key fob, the Dominos DXP promises to deliver a warm pizza to your doorstep every time. In addition, the car ditches all seats except the driver’s seat, creating space for as many as 80 pizzas and has a special compartment for two-liter sodas.
“The Chevrolet Spark is the perfect vehicle to bring our pizza delivery to life,” said Russell Weiner, president of Domino’s USA in a statement. “Not only will the DXP have a warming oven on board and enough storage capacity to hold 80 pizzas in the rear, but the fuel efficiency is something our franchisees welcome.”
Dominos has deployed 100 DXP vehicles to franchises in 25 markets nationwide, and will provide special training for safe and efficient use of the delivery cars.
Stalker Chevrolet, is proud to see this little Chevy making a big impact across America. Stop by to see how a new Chevy could make a big impact on your life too!
It’s not uncommon if you find a fuse has blown in your car – in fact, that’s its purpose. A fuse is designed to regulate how much electricity flows through it, and when it becomes too much, the fuse blows to prevent serious damage. Thankfully, it’s not difficult to learn how to change a car fuse, and even better, it’s inexpensive to do so. Follow these five simple steps to get the job done.
Locate your car’s fuse panel. Usually found under the steering wheel, the fuse panel has several different color-coded fuses plugged in. Check your owner’s manual for the exact location in your car.
Remove the fuse panel cover. When you remove the cover, you may notice that there is a handy diagram on the back that shows what each fuse powers.
Locate the blown fuse. Determine which fuse needs to be replaced by looking for a black fuse or one where the metal filament is broken.
Remove the broken fuse. Using tweezers, pliers, or your fingers, carefully remove the blown fuse. These break easily, and it’s much easier to pull out an entire fuse than a broken one.
Put the new fuse in. Make sure you’ve obtained the correct replacement using your owner’s manual. Be sure you have the correct amperage, as using the wrong fuse can cause serious electrical problems. Simply use your finger to push and secure the fuse into the slot.
That’s it. Easy, right? If you find you need more help, refer to dmv.org or give us a call at Stalker Chevrolet!
Your brakes are the single most important safety system in your car. Without the ability to slow and stop your car on demand, you’ll be left to the mercy of the objects around you – which is why it’s imperative that you understand and pay attention to the signs that could indicate your brakes are failing.
How to know if my brakes are failing:
Sounds. The first, and most obvious indication that your brakes could be failing is if they are squeaking, squealing, or otherwise making unusual sounds. This sound is your first indicator that your brake pads are wearing down and need to be replaced.
Grinding. If you feel a grinding or vibrating feeling through the pedal when you apply the brakes, your brake pads have worn all the way down, leaving them to scratch and grind the rotors. Don’t delay in getting this repaired, as this can cause more serious damage to your vehicle’s rotors.
Unresponsive brakes. If you notice you have to put extra pressure on your brakes to get a response, or the response is delayed, there could be a leak in the brake fluid system. Have this addressed right away, as stopping can become increasingly challenging and unpredictable.
For more signs that your brakes need attention, visit esurance.com.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado is packed with technology designed to make life easier. A long list of features, like powertrain grade braking, diesel exhaust braking, and integrated cruise control help drivers to maintain control in every condition, for every job. Now, Chevy has announced another technology to add to that list: Digital Steering Assist.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado’s Digital Steering Assist power steering technology is available on some double cab and crew cab HD models, and offers enhanced road holding and stability for highway driving, regardless of whether the truck’s bed is loaded or empty. Drivers will notice improved steering, as the system promises to feel and automatically correct and compensate for any road irregularities.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado offers the same powerful powertrain options as last year, including the 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 powertrain offering 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, and the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 turbodiesel, rated at 397 hp and 765 lb-ft of torque.
To learn more about the 2016 Chevy Silverado’s features and capabilities, read Chevrolet’s news release or stop by Stalker Chevrolet.
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, car maintenance can often be left on the backburner. Even when we do the basic regular oil changes and checkups, we often forget to take care of some important maintenance items.
These are our top three commonly overlooked car maintenance items:
Wheel alignment and tire rotation. These are often done at the same time, but car owners often overlook scheduling this service. The back tires wear differently than the front tires, so it’s important to have the tires rotated on a regular basis to ensure all the tires are wearing evenly. Also be sure to have your alignment checked, especially if you notice your car pulling to one side or the other. Ignoring this pull can result in over-worn tires and less-efficient driving.
Timing belt replacement. The timing belt needs to be replaced every 50 – 60,000 miles (check your owner’s manual). Failing to replace a slipping or broken timing belt can cause the piston and valves to collide, destroying the engine.
Brake Service. Your car’s brake fluid should be checked on a regular basis, and replaced if it turns a dark brown color. In the event water is absorbed into the brake fluid, the brake’s hydraulic system can be corroded over time.