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Three Great Work Truck Options

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In the market for a new work truck? Freeway Chevrolet has a truck lineup that is built on a strong foundation of capability and dependability. With Chevy’s Colorado winning the title of Motor Trend’s 2015 Truck of the Year and our impressive options for the Silverado, Freeway Chevrolet is the go-to spot for new truck buyers! With advanced features, dynamic engineering and innovative cargo space, our top work truck options include:

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

With the best available fuel efficiency out of any other pickup, the Colorado offers an invigorating 305 horsepower and a 7000 lb towing capability. It comes standard with an impressive safety system featuring Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alerts. The Colorado is the first truck of its class to include 4G LTE Wi-Fi for those looking to stay connected at all times. With a stylish and impressive appearance and phenomenal fuel economy, the Colorado is a great choice for those seeking a reliable and attractive work truck option.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If power, dependability and ingenuity in a work truck is what you seek, perhaps the Chevrolet Silverado  is a great fit for you! With the best in class V8 towing capacity of 12,000 lbs, the Silverado 1500 is perfect for those who desire endless towing capabilities. This truck maintains excellent fuel efficiency along with a 5 year/100,000 mile Powertrain warranty. It’s impressive roll formed steel goes hand in hand with its dynamic technology, including Trailer Sway Control with the Stabilitrak system. Enjoy its quiet, comfortable and attractive cabin during long trips or simple daily commutes.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Powered with Chevy’s legendary Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is impressively strong with a trailering capacity of 17,900 lbs. Much like the Silverado 1500, the 2500 includes the smart technology of Trailer Sway Control from Stabilitrak along with Trailer Brake Controller that provides its driver with the ability to tow even the heaviest of loads! The Silverado 2500 maintains an impressive cargo bed lined with roll formed steel that maintains to durability with continued use. The Silverado 2500 is also available with the Vortec engine that allows for the use of Compressed Natural Gas.

Can’t decide which work truck is the best option for you? Come on down to Freeway Chevrolet today talk to our professionals and test drive the new Chevy Colorado and Chevrolet Silverado!

 

               

Vehicle Spotlight: The Chevrolet Volt

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Ready to be amazed at how far an electric vehicle can get you? The Chevrolet Volt for sale at Freeway Chevrolet has an impressive propulsion system that allows its driver to operate with pure electricity during their daily commute. Need to take a longer trip? The Chevy Volt has the ability to seamlessly switch to gasoline use for longer journeys. As the winner of various “Best Buy” awards, the Chevrolet Volt continues to impress its drivers with continued fuel efficiency and a premier driving experience.

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Propelled by an electric motor that produces 149 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, the Chevrolet Volt is powered by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack fitted in a central tunnel located under the rear seat. It’s battery pack has the ability to be recharged in 10 hours with the use of a standard 120-volt outlet.With the ability to travel nearly 30-to-40 miles on pure electric power, the Volt can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour! As battery life decreases, a gasoline powered 1.4-liter 4-cylinder kicks on as an alternate power source for the electric motor. As a result, the Volt has a driving range over 300 miles! When operating on electricity, the Volt is capable of achieving an impressive 98 miles per gallon in combined city or highway driving. Once it is converted to gasoline motor, it can average 35-40 miles per gallon.

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With a thrilling off-the-line acceleration feature and a well-tuned suspension system, the Chevy Volt offers a smooth and quiet driving experience. The Chevrolet Volt for sale is available with a premier navigation system combined with a Bose audio system and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Standard features also include GM’s MyLink infotainment system along with Bluetooth, remote start and a center mounted touchscreen. The Volt can be upgraded with the Comfort package which adds a leather wrapped steering wheel feature and heated front seats. Drivers can also opt for the Enhanced Safety package that includes rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, available lane departure and forward collision warning systems.

With an exterior design that sets it apart from other electric vehicle styles, the Chevy Volt maintains a unique, good-looking appearance that complements its agile performance. While harnessing the best of electric and gas features, the 2015 Chevy Volt is an impressive option for those seeking a spacious, attractive and fuel efficient vehicle. Stop by Freeway Chevrolet and test drive the new 2015 Chevy Volt today!

Introducing the 2015 Chevrolet Trax

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In the market for a small SUV with a big city appeal? The 2015 Chevrolet Trax may just be what you are looking for. Part of a new breed of SUV, the Trax hones an impressive line-up of smart features and technologies that allows its driver to conquer any city while maintaining an impressive 34 MPG fuel economy. The Chevy Trax is chock-full of standard features including an impressive 7-inch color touch-screen and a rear vision camera. Outranking all competitors in its class, the Chevy Trax houses 15 storage areas along with a passenger’s seat that folds flat allowing additional cargo space.

Interested in its connectivity? The Trax offers a 4G LTE service along with USB ports and Chevy’s MyLink capability. It maintains the Siri Eyes Free aspect and even offers a Wi-Fi hot spot for those on the go. The Trax has a remote keyless entry system providing additional convenience to its driver. This impressive little SUV outranks its competitors once again with more standard air bags guaranteeing peace of mind while driving.

As part of a youth focused lineup, (including the Chevy Sonic and Chevy Spark) the Trax caters to those gearing towards a smaller sized SUV with generous interior spacing and cargo capacity. It fits in with the rest of the Chevy’s small-car lineup with a short height of nearly 169 inches and width of 70 inches. The Trax is built atop the Gamma SUV platform and features a tall hoodline while showcasing the Chevy dual-port grille. The SUV is offered in three trims and carries the standard Chevy trademark of LS, LT, or LTS monikers. The differences between the three vary cosmetically. From wheel sizes to seat materials and trim for the dashes and doors, all styles are attractive and guaranteed to impress its buyers.

Housing GM’s proven 1.4-liter turbo engine, the Trax includes a progressive system that allows this 2800 pounds of vehicle to run smoothly and efficiently. Available in a six speed automatic transmission, the Trax is front wheel drive and is capable of reaching 60 mph in just 9.1 seconds! It functions on a 26 city and 34 highway fuel economy that fit nearly everyone’s needs.

Whether you are going downtown, out of town or just up the street, the 2015 Chevrolet Trax is combines an attractive appeal with impressive SUV fuel efficiency. With a138-horsepower, its sharp and responsive handling provide its driver with an exciting yet safe driving experience. If you are on the lookout for a small sized SUV with abundant spacing that offers fuel efficiency, visit us at Freeway Chevrolet today!

If you live in or visited any part of Phoenix last week, you don’t have to be a sports fan to notice the Super Bowl was in town. Of course, with the Super Bowl comes the widely anticipated commercials. Automakers are part of the plethora of companies to take part in this American institution and don’t seem to fall short when it comes to memorable Super Bowl moments. This year’s commercials were as great as ever, but let’s take a glance at some of the most memorable Chevrolet Super Bowl commercials.

1. In the 2012 Chevy Volt commercial, Chevrolet managed to be both entertaining and informative. This commercial featured a group of aliens that seem to be confused about the Chevy Volt and how it works. The gentleman sums it up for them (again.) Chevrolet does a great job at tying up the commercial with a bit of humor by adding a quick innuendo of discomfort from the ogling extraterrestrials. So beware folks, if you purchase a Chevy Volt from our Phoenix Chevy dealer, you may just get some interesting intergalactic visitors!

2. For a while there, Glee was everywhere. Seriously, everywhere. So, it makes sense that the widely known show would make an appearance in the 2011 Super Bowl commercial line up. Of course, you either love or hate Glee, but it was a smooth move for Chevrolet to team up and utilize the show’s popularity to their advantage.

3. 2012 was a big year for the “end of the world” hype. Chevrolet hops on the bandwagon by putting an entertaining spin on surviving a catastrophic event with a Chevy Silverado. With a quick jab at Ford, the characters remind you that those who didn’t “make it,” weren’t driving the “longest lasting, most dependable truck on the road.” Conclusion: If you purchase a Chevy Silverado from Freeway Chevrolet, you may just survive an apocalypse!

4. Both exciting and entertaining, 2011’s Chevrolet Super Bowl commercial was action packed and touching with a witty conversation between the narrators walking you through the whole commercial. With subtle hints that Camaro’s are exciting, sporty and great for those doubling as a secret agent, Chevrolet does a great job at reminding it’s audience that a Camaro is suitable for everyone- even a sweet school teacher!

5. A yellow and black Camaro just isn’t complete unless accompanied by a Transformers reference. Many would agree that Bumblebee owns the car/color combination and was a great idea for Chevrolet’s 2011 Super Bowl commercial. With an entertaining reaction to the mascot’s attempt at “damaging” his exterior, Bumblebee puts on a great show, then quickly converts back to the sleek, appealing form of the Chevy Camaro. Note to self, unless you want to get tossed in the air, treat your yellow and black Chevy Camaro with kindness!

 

Best Gifts for the Motorhead on Your List

It’s the giving time of year but you may feel a bit lost on what to get the Chevy fanatic in your family. Lucky for you, Chevrolet accessories come in all shapes and sizes and can be found online or at Freeway Chevrolet. Here is a collection of our favorite Chevy and auto gifts for the season.

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Driving Gloves/ Chevrolet Apparel-If you live in a cold climate you know the importance of keeping your hands toasty warm while steering for comfort and safety. A nice pair of driving gloves makes a great gift for even the most amateur driver out there. Live in a climate that stays sunny and warm year round? Chevrolet has numerous t shirts and hats for both males and females to represent their various car models.  If you are looking for something a bit more luxurious, check out the Chevrolet watch partnership with Fossil featuring sleek and sophisticated designs

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Sunglasses-Fight snow and sun glare with a new pair of Chevrolet sunglasses. UVA and UVB rays can still harm the eyes during overcast and winter weather, and harsh glares are a safety hazard. Chevrolet sunglasses range from every day to designer so you are sure to find a pair that fits your price point and style. Look for the swivel sunglass tower on the counter in our accessories department.

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Automatic or Hands Free Adapter-Is your gift recipient obsessed with driving data and diagnostics? Opt in for an Automatic, a cool little device that connects your car to a smart phone through a standard diagnostic port. The gadget monitors engine health and notifies you about any internal trouble. It also sends driving feedback tracking rough breaking, speeding, rapid acceleration as well as a trip timeline. If that isn’t enough Automatic can notify emergency personal in case of an accident, as well as help you find your parking spot.Maybe your loved one owns an older Chevy without Bluetooth capability. If so, pick up a hands free adapter device that will pair their smart phone and car speaker to allow hands free calls and voice commands to their smart phone.

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Coffee Table Books-Revel in the history of Camaros or Corvettes with a coffee table book. Beautifully shot photos will be appreciated by all car fans alike and allow your recipient to own virtually every edition of the car. While it may not be a gadget, a nice book is hard to replace with a newer version, and compatibility standards are not an issue. Simply put it on your table, in a bookshelf, or by the bed and its ready to read.

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Colored gear shifter- Got a manual driver in the house? Add a touch of color to the interior of their car with a certified Chevy gear shifter. Find the color match to their cars exterior, or mix and match with a complementing hue. They are sure to feel like a pro driver when holding on to one of these; best of all they won’t go out of style and will last the life of the car!

Car care kit- Long time car fanatics will most likely already own a well-stocked car care and detail kit but chances are newbies are in need of essential supplies. You can either be creative and put together your own kit, or purchase a bundle complete with wash, wax, sprays, and more. If your recipient is well versed in car care, add a polisher or buffer to their kit and take their detail job to the next level. Don’t have time to put together a set? A gift card or IOU for a detail job will always be graciously welcomed by any car owner, expert or not.

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Signs- Every man cave, lady lair, or garage can be improved with some classic Chevy tin signs. From vintage styles, to road sign clones, you can find a variety of signs in our dealership accessories department or online.

Don’t find yourself caught in the dust as everyone else revs towards the holiday season.  Find a great selection of Chevrolet accessories and gifts at our dealership’s parts department.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

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The reintroduction of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado couldn’t come at a better time. Many of the top automotive companies including Chevrolet are introducing new midsized crossovers, a kind of shrunken SUV meant for tight city parking and crowded streets without compromising space. It only makes sense that a smaller pickup should be put on the market for customers wanting something a bit smaller with increased fuel efficiency without sacrificing a handy bed and towing capability. The 2015 Colorado not only fits these demands but offers more.

The smaller pickup features smooth lines compared to its older and bigger brother the Silverado. A swooping cab and rounded grille softens the look but maintains a rugged feel. The frame is made from high strength steel and alloys allowing a light but ridged structure.  In the case of a crash,  the Colorado automatically shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks doors, and turns on hazard lights.  Chevy has put together five exterior accessories packages to further customize the Colorado to fit the lifestyle needs of the driver. Whether it is being used for adventuring, as a commercial vehicle, or as a daily drive, there is a package to maximize the trucks benefits. From the exterior the 2015 Colorado looks like a truck, but the interior resembles a roomy and spacious sedan. Triple sealed doors and thick side glass reduce outside noise, while easy to clean leather or standard cloth seats offer ultimate comfort and support for every ride. Enjoy hidden storage throughout the cabin and under the rear seats.

Choose between either a 2.5L I-4 or 3.6L Vg engine under the hood. A 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel will be offered early next year, a first for any mid sized pickup in North America. An EPA estimate 26 MPG highway is best in class  due to direct injection and a declaration fuel cutoff during breaking to maintain efficiency. The Colorado can tow up to 7,000 lbs and carry 1,590 lbs with 305hp and 269 lb/ft of torque. An available 6-speed automatic transmission is available with tow mode to help minimize shifting while carrying heavy loads or towing a trailer. For off road enthusiasts, the Z71 Off Road package is available to increase stability and comfort on multiple terrains. Automatic locking rear differentials maintain control in the event of poor traction due to water or mud.

High-tech features set the Colorado apart from competitors like 4 LTG high speed WiFi from OnStar, Chevrolet MyLink for information and smart phone compatibility, OnStar for emergencies, and navigation and rear vision camera to make driving a bit easier and safer.  New safety technology like forward collision alert and lane departure warning uses smart cameras to scan traffic and surrounding vehicles to reduce collisions.

To  browse our selection of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado’s or ask further questions, please stop by Freeway Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Silverado is 2013 most stolen truck

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The Chevrolet Silverado is considered the most stolen truck of 2013 as well as the most stolen domestic brand vehicle. Precautionary measures can be taken to ensure your truck stays safe whether you’re at home or out and about.

Common Sense- this includes locking your vehicle each time you leave it unattended, parking in well-lit areas, and removing any valuables from sight. Professional car thieves may steal for various reasons; trucks are a target for the fact they may be carrying expensive tools. Consider leaving any tools at home when not in use. Get in the habit of carrying your car registration in a wallet or purse verses leaving it in the glove compartment.  If a thief is pulled over for reckless driving they will not be let go without proof of vehicle registration. Finally, do not hide spare keys around or in your car. Key hiding spots are no secret and are the first place a thief may check for easy access into any locked vehicle.

Technology- The more technologically advanced cars become, the harder they are to steal. Most cars with a built in navigation system will also have GPS tracking that allows police to easily find where the stolen vehicle is. Consider upgrading to a trim level with navigation when you purchase a new car. Other advanced safeguards include security systems and alarms that range in price.

Physical Locks- Physical locks are an inexpensive way to add another layer of protection to your car. These locks come in various shapes and sizes and can be used to lock wheels, disconnect the gas or braking systems, lock the gearshift, lock tires, and even lock the hood. If you plan on leaving your vehicle unattended and outside for an extended period of time, consider investing in a physical lock or disabling parts of your vehicle.

Take precautions when leaving your Silverado unattended and avoid being part of the car theft statistic. For more information on the Silverado truck line or other Chevy vehicles stop by Freeway Chevrolet

2015 Chevrolet Trax, Re-imagining The Compact SUV

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is finally making it to Freeway Chevrolet dealership lots this fall. The compact SUV, already sold in Mexico and Canada, is built on the Gamma SUV platform, which also underpins the Opel Mokka and Buick Encore.

The Trax is short at 168.5 inches, has an average width at 69.9 inches,  but tall 65.9 inches. These dimensions give the Trax a large amount of interior and cargo space, even with the tiny footprint.

The Trax is positioned against a slew of recent entrants into the mall-SUV market that include the Kia Soul and Nissan Juke. The segment prioritizes versatility and affordability; so don’t expect to tear up the track.

A 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines powers the 2800-pound 2015 Trax. Power is sent to the front wheels, though all-wheel drive is an option. Chevrolet claims the Trax can reach 60 mph in 9.1 seconds with an EPA-rated 26 city and 34 mpg highway rating for the front-wheel model. The only transmission is a six-speed automatic.

While the Trax is aiming for affordability, it does so while offering a slew of great new technologies. The Trax will offer Chevrolet’s 4G LTE service, multiple USB ports and Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Siri Eyes Free capability and Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system and touch screen are also available.

Standard is a backup camera, multiple storage areas and remote keyless entry. Safety is a priority for the 2015 Trax, offering more airbags than its competitors.

The Trax will come in three trim levels, LS, LT and LTZ monikers. The differences between the trims are mostly cosmetic in nature. The LS is fitted with 16-inch steel wheels, while the LT is upgraded to 16-inch aluminum wheels. The LTZ comes with 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Slipping inside, seat materials and trim on the dash and doors differ from trim level to trim level. Price hasn’t been finalized, but is expected to come in below $20,000.

For more information, visit your Phoenix Chevrolet dealer today.

Getting the best rate on a car loan

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Before you even come to Freeway Chevrolet, it’s a good idea to understand your credit and how it may affect the next car you buy.

To get the best rate on auto loans, you need to have good credit. Lenders look at your credit history to determine how much – or how little – risk you pose to them when you borrow money. Your credit score gives them a good idea of if you can be trusted to pay a loan back in a timely manner. The higher your score, the more trustworthy you are in their eyes and the lower interest rate you’ll have to pay. If your credit score is poor, the lender can charge you higher interest or not even offer you a loan at all!

Unfortunately, many car buyers don’t think about their credit score until they are on the lot, shopping for a vehicle. This isn’t the time to wish you had a better credit score, as it can take months to improve. Your best bet is to always be mindful of how your financial decisions impact your credit score and always be working to get – or keep! – a higher credit score.

You can only make a plan for getting better if you know where your credit stands now. You can pull your credit score for free once a year, but in order to see your credit score (also known as the FICO score), you’ll have to pay about $20 per credit bureau. There are three credit bureaus lenders use to get your credit information. A great resource is myFICO.com. Avoid “free credit report” sites as they typically don’t share the scores your lenders will use. If your FICO score is 760 or higher, you’re doing great! Below that and you might want to work toward improving.

Once you’ve pulled your credit reports, you will want to double check them for errors including fraudulently opened lines of credit and payments incorrectly marked as late. Fixing this with your lenders is the first step to better credit. More than a third of your credit score is based on your credit history (were your payments in full? Were they on time?). Paying back any missed payments will give you the opportunity to reach out to the credit card company and ask if your account can be adjusted to show no late payments.

The remainder of your credit score is based on the amount owed, the length of your credit history, if you’ve recently opened a new line of credit and the types of credit you have. Taking all of these factors into account help keep you mindful of your credit score.

Knowing your credit score before you begin vehicle shopping allows you to get rate quotes from various auto lenders. It also helps you better understand what your budget is for a new or used car. It’s easy to be pre-approved for a loan at Freeway Chevrolet. Learn more about auto-financing and pre-approval before you come in to test drive!

Chevrolet Introduces 4G LTE, In Cars This Summer

With mobile data usage on the rise, and far from subsiding anytime soon, it was only a matter of time before automakers began turning their cars into mobile data hotspots.

We’ve all been listening to a streaming radio service when it would have to buffer, totally killing the mood on any morning commute. Mobile data usage is only going to increase and Chevrolet is on the cutting edge of offering its customers the best service possible.

Chevrolet, which announced plans to rig 4G LTE wireless connections to its cars last year, has finally detailed which 2015 models will receive the new, exciting technology. Expect the entire new Chevy inventory to offer 4G LTE in the coming years.

Chevrolet also introduced a suite of new apps at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that work in unison with the 4G LTE in-car technology. For the latest on Chevrolet and its 4G LTE network, visit Freeway Chevy today.

AT&T will be providing the wireless connectivity. The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Volt are the first to receive the connections. The Equinox, Silverado and Spark will follow shortly thereafter. You can check the latest new Chevy inventory by stopping by our exquisite showroom.

The connection, which doesn’t require a mobile phone for Internet access, opens up a host of technological possibilities.

Also unveiled was the creation of the AppShop. This is a store filled with widgets deigned specifically to be downloaded to the car. Some apps shown include NPR, The Weather Channel, Slacker Radio and others. Even though the apps are free, users will need to sign up for a data plan.

Thanks to the apps living within the car’s infotainment system, Chevrolet says there should be fewer user-experience headaches. This new technology could eventually allow cars to easily communicate to each other for a slew of cool possibilities and traffic management.

For more information when you can buy a 4G LTE Chevrolet, contact Freeway Chevy today.