New 2021 Silverado 2500

New 2021 Silverado 2500

New 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

If you are looking for a beefy work truck, look no further.  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 for details.  Or, visit us online 24/7.

THE STRONGEST, MOST CAPABLE SILVERADO 3/4 ton 2500 EVER.

With two heavy-duty powertrain options, innovative towing technologies, and a large and functional Durabed, Silverado HD pulls up ready to work. And whatever the job, there are five unique trim levels ready to match your need.

TOWING

The 2500 HD has a maximum towing capability of up to 18,510 lbs. The 3500 HD has a maximum towing capability of 36,000 lbs. The 3500 HD offers the impressive towing confidence you need while tackling the biggest jobs with ease.

STRONG SUIT.

Silverado HD is made with high-strength steel where you need it without compromising efficiency. From the frame to the cargo bed floor, this heavy-duty truck is engineered with seven different types of steel – each gauge chosen to be stronger, lighter and more durable than the previous generation.

Flag Day Facts You Didn’t Know

1. Bernard Cigrand, a small-town Wisconsin teacher, originated the idea for an annual flag day, to be celebrated across the country every June 14, in 1885. That year, he led his school in the first formal observance of the holiday. Cigrand, who later changed careers and practiced dentistry in Illinois, continued to promote his concept and advocate respect for the flag throughout his life.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is proud to fly the American flag EVERY DAY!

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New American Chevrolet Colorado in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet
New American Chevrolet Colorado in stock at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

2. It is widely believed that Betsy Ross, who assisted the Revolutionary War effort by repairing uniforms and sewing tents, made and helped design the first American flag. However, there is no historical evidence that she contributed to Old Glory’s creation. It was not until her grandson William Canby held an 1870 press conference to recount the story that the American public learned of her possible role.

3. The lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” America’s national anthem since 1931, are taken from a patriotic poem written by Francis Scott Key after he witnessed the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. His words were set to the tune of “To Anacreon in Heaven,” a popular British drinking song.

4. In the 1950s, when it seemed certain that Alaska would be admitted to the Union, designers began retooling the American flag to add a 49th star to the existing 48. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old Ohio student named Bob Heft borrowed his mother’s sewing machine, disassembled his family’s 48-star flag and stitched on 50 stars in a proportional pattern. He handed in his creation to his history teacher for a class project, explaining that he expected Hawaii would soon achieve statehood as well.

Heft also sent the flag to his congressman, Walter Moeller, who presented it to President Eisenhower after both new states joined the Union. Eisenhower selected Heft’s design, and on July 4, 1960, the president and the high school student stood together as the 50-star flag was raised for the first time. Heft’s teacher promptly changed his grade from a B- to an A.

5. Unlike setting an intact flag on fire, flying one upside-down is not always intended as an act of protest. According to the Flag Code, it can also be an official distress signal.

6. The Flag Code stipulates that the Stars and Stripes should not be used as apparel, bedding or drapery.

7. The practice of draping coffins in the American flag is not reserved for military veterans and government officials. On the contrary, any burial may incorporate this tradition.

8. Etiquette calls for American flags to be illuminated by sunlight or another light source while on display.9. During the Vietnam War era, some demonstrators burned American flags as an act of protest. The Flag Protection Act of 1968 was enacted in response, making it illegal to burn or otherwise deface the Stars and Stripes. In two landmark decisions 20 years later, the Supreme Court ruled that the government couldn’t curb individuals’ First Amendment rights by prohibiting desecration of the U.S. flag. Respectful burning of damaged flags according to established protocol has always been acceptable.

10. When flags are taken down from their poles, care must be taken to keep them from touching the ground. In fact, the American flag should always be kept aloft, meaning that rugs and carpets featuring the Stars and Stripes are barred by the Flag Code.

11. When the flags of cities, states, localities or groups are flown on the same staff as the American flag, Old Glory should always be at the peak. When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they should be of equivalent size and flown from separate staffs of the same height.

12. The Flag Code strictly prohibits adding an insignia, drawing or other markings to the Stars and Stripes. Some American politicians have been known to defy this regulation by signing copies of the U.S. flag for their supporters.

13. Ever wondered how to correctly fold an American flag? First, enlist a partner and stand facing each other, each holding both corners of one of the rectangle’s shorter sides. Working together, lift the half of the flag that usually hangs on the bottom over the half that contains the blue field of stars. Next, fold the flag lengthwise a second time so that the stars are visible on the outside. Make a triangular fold at the striped end, bringing one corner up to meet the top edge. Continue to fold the flag in this manner until only a triangle of star-studded blue can be seen.

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What to do if you can’t find a new vehicle

Can’t find a new vehicle?

What to do if you can’t find a new vehicle?  Here are some tips from Ron Westphal Chevrolet that can help put you behind the wheel of the vehicle you want.

Don’t panic.  There are still options out there that will provide you with dependable transportation.

What to do if you can't find a new car truck or suv
What to do if you can’t find a new car truck or suv?

Unfortunately, the microchip shortage is real.  And, even though vehicle availability will get better in time for the next few months you may have difficulty finding a vehicle to suit your needs.  Below are some tips that may help you find your perfect next ride.

Tips to find a vehicle in 2021

If a new car dealership is sold out of the new models you are looking for, ask to see their demos and service loaners.  Although these vehicles will have some mileage on them, it is usually under 7,500 miles.  And, these vehicles have not been titled so you could get the brand new vehicle incentives that are in effect at the time of delivery.  Demos and loaners are usually current model year vehicles and you may get extra discounts on these units.  

Ask your salesperson about inbound vehicles.  They may be able to tell you exactly when a vehicle is coming in and you could purchase it before it even hits the lot.  Not all dealers will sell or hold inbound vehicles but it doesn’t hurt to ask.  GM has changed there rules during the pandemic to allow dealers to lock in incentives on most GM inbound orders.  Most dealer’s websites show some inbound vehicles but NOT all of them!  See your dealer for details or call Ron Westphal Chevrolet at 1-630-898-9630 to receive an updated and complete listing of inbound vehicles.

Ask your dealership to buy a pre-owned vehicle for you.  At Ron Westphal Chevrolet we have online access to vehicle auctions all across the country.  We can purchase a vehicle on your behalf and have it shipped to our dealership.  We purchase all makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, crossovers, and SUVs.  Call our Customer Care Center at 630-898-9630 for details.

Can't find a new Equinox?  Try looking for a late-model GM Certified.
Can’t find a new Equinox? Try looking for a late-model GM Certified.

Why not consider pre-owned?  GM Certified vehicles are typically late-model vehicles that can be very nearly new.  All Certified vehicles pass a strict 172 point vehicle inspection performed at the dealership and come with a GM extended warranty at no additional cost to you.  You would be getting a dependable vehicle even if it technically wasn’t brand new.  Why not drive it for a while until new vehicle inventory availability increases.  Then, trade your Certified vehicle in towards the brand new vehicle.   Who knows…you may just fall in love with it and keep it for years to come.

Repair your current vehicle.  If your current GM vehicle is getting to the point where you usually trade it in, you may want to consider keeping it an extra year.  Take it to the dealership or a mechanic you trust and have them give it a thorough going over.  It may be worth it to spend money on maintenance repairs depending on what your vehicle needs.

Worried about higher mileage and breaking down in the future?  If your vehicle passes inspection and is within mileage and year limitations, you can purchase an extended warranty through your dealership.  Do NOT purchase an extended warranty on the phone from ANYONE!  They are a scam.  ONLY your GM dealership sells genuine GM extended warranties that are honored at all GM dealerships.  To inquire about purchasing a GM Extended warranty please call your local dealer or ask for Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s finance manager at 1-630-898-9630.

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2022 GM FLEET INNOVATIONS AND SOLUTIONS

Looking for the latest in GM Fleet information?

Find out everything about 2022 GM Fleet innovations and solutions HERE!

Looking for a new 2021 or pre-owned fleet unit?  Call our Customer Care Team at 1-630-898-9630 or drop by our showroom.    Or, visit our website today.

General Motors Fleet is excited to provide your business with the latest news on our vehicles, features and services. We want to help your business stay up to date so it can stay ahead of the curve. We’re also pleased to continue our commitment to electrification with the announcement of the first all-electric Chevy Silverado and the upcoming BrightDrop™ delivery solutions. And while there’s lots that’s new for 2022, the exceptional one-on-one help you will receive from our fleet team is something that will never change.

SETTING THE STANDARD FOR FLEETS

General Motors Fleet is proud to offer 60 vehicles from four distinct brands to serve businesses. We’re pleased to provide options that have plenty of space such as our complete lineup of vans and full-size SUVs. We also have a full lineup of cars, including the reliable Chevrolet Malibu, for businesses looking to add comfort and efficiency to their fleet.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is located where Aurora meets Oswego, IL.  Our dealership is on the corner of Route 30 and Route 34 across from LA Fitness, Sam’s Club and JC Penneys.

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New Silverado trucks are in stock

New Silverado trucks are in stock

New Silverado trucks are in stock again at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.

New Silverado trucks are in stock
New Silverado trucks are in stock again at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.

 

If you thought our in stock inventory looks less that usual, you’d be correct!

GM (and nearly all other vehicle maker) are suffering though a microchip shortage.  Silverado trucks are still being built but without the microchips–they are being set aside until the parts arrive.  The good news is we have a lot of Silverados waiting in the wings…nearly ready to be shipped.

More good news is the fact that GM is funneling most of their chips toward Silverado trucks, seeing as they are a good seller.  At Ron Westphal Chevrolet, the Silverado is our #1 selling vehicle.

Silverado trucks are in stock YAY!
Silverado trucks are in stock YAY!

So, even though we have more Silverado trucks in stock it is not as many as we would like.  We do offer our clients a choice of choosing from inbound models too.  Some folks don’t mind waiting a week or so to get exactly what they want.

These new 2021 Silverado trucks in stock are selling quickly.  If you are in the market for a new Chevy Silverado, please call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 to check availability.  Or, take a peek on our website at https://www.Westphalchevy.com.

Our used vehicles are selling fast too…and we could sure use more trade-ins.  We are willing to buy your vehicle even if you don’t buy ours!

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GM is funneling chips

GM is funneling chips

General Motors will close the Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan where the Chevy Camaro is built until late June, a source revealed to local news outlet WLNS 6 last week.

If you have any questions about the GM funneling chips, the chip shortage or inventory availability–please contact our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  Or visit us online at https://www.WestphalChevy.com.

The assembly plant closed on May 10th due to a semiconductor chip shortage and will remain closed until at least June 28th. The Grand River Assembly plant builds the Chevy Camaro, as well as the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans.

GM shut down the Lansing Grand River plant at the beginning of March due to the chip shortage, with the facility remaining offline for the rest of March and all of April. Production returned for a brief period between May 3rd and May 10th, but the facility has now gone back offline amid another shortage of chips.

In addition to the Lansing facility, GM has also temporarily idled its Fairfax Assembly plant in Kansas and CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario until late July. The Fairfax facility produces the Chevy Malibu and Cadillac XT4 crossover, while the CAMI plant builds the Chevy Equinox. As of May 3rd, GM had missed out on the production of roughly 79,600 vehicles in North America over the chip shortage, including 17,000 examples of the Chevy Equinox and a combined 24,100 examples of the Chevy Malibu and Cadillac XT4.

GM is funneling the majority of the chips it has access to toward its various pickup truck and SUV plants, as these vehicles are the bread-and-butter of its business. The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are built at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana and GM Silao Assembly plant in Mexico, while the heavy-duty Silverado HD and Sierra HD are produced at Flint Assembly in Michigan. The automaker’s line of full-size SUVs, such as the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon, are built at Arlington Assembly in Texas.

Many experts predict the semiconductor shortage will persist to some degree throughout the year and could extend into early 2022. A variety of factors have led to the shortage, including increased demand and production setbacks related to factory fires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Multi-Flex Tailgate on 2021 Chevy Silverado

Multi-Flex Tailgate on 2021 Chevy Silverado

You gotta check out this Multi-Flex Tailgate on 2021 Chevy Silverado!

6 different configurations to make your life a little easier.  And, it’s in stock now at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.   Thanks to Danny Cardinal and Rick Jacobsen for this video.   https://www.WestphalChevy.com

The new MultiFlex tailgate will be available as an option on all 2021 Silverado 1500 models and offer customers six different functions, similar to the GMC Sierra. Owners will be able to use the tailgate as a workbench, a makeshift bed step with a 375-pound capacity, and a bit of everything in between.

Other exterior changes include the deletion of the manual tailgate with EZ Lift. Meanwhile, the manual tailgate with EZ Lift and with power lock and release becomes standard on Custom (1CX), Custom Trail Boss (2CX) and LT (1LT). Additionally, the power up and down tailgate is now standard on LTZ (1LZ) and available on LT (1LT), RST (1SP) and LT Trail Boss (2LT) models. Finally, the Multi-Flex tailgate is introduced as an option on all trims. See the table below for complete tailgate availability.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Tailgate Availability
Work Truck Silverado Custom Silverado Custom Trail Boss LT RST LT Trail Boss LTZ High Country
Standard Tailgate QT2 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT6 QT6
Standard Tailgate Function Manual, no EZ Lift Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Power gate with power lock
Available Tailgate A60, QT5, QK2 QK2 QK2 QT6, QK2 QT6, QK2 QT6, QK2 QT5, QK2 QT5, QK2
Available Tailgate Function Locking, Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock, Multi-Flex Multi-Flex Multi-Flex Power gate with power lock, Multi-Flex Power gate with power lock, Multi-Flex Power gate with power lock, Multi-Flex Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock, Multi-Flex Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock, Multi-Flex
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Tailgate Availability
Work Truck Silverado Custom Silverado Custom Trail Boss LT RST LT Trail Boss LTZ High Country
Standard Tailgate QT2 QT2 QT2 QT3 QT5 QT5 QT5 QT6
Standard Tailgate Function Manual, no EZ Lift Manual, no EZ Lift Manual, no EZ Lift Manual with EZ Lift Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Power gate with power lock
Available Tailgate QT5 QT5 QT5 QT5 N/A N/A QT6 QT5
Available Tailgate Function Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock Power gate with power lock Manual with EZ Lift, includes power lock

Key:

  • QT2 – manual gate function
  • QT3 – manual gate function with EZ lift
  • QT5 – manual gate function with EZ lift, power lock and release
  • QT6 – power up/down gate function with power lock and release
  • QK2 – Multi-Flex tailgate, with six functional load/access features

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a demo, give us a call at 630-898-9630.  Our sales department is open until 8 pm weekdays and 5 pm on Saturdays!

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Carbon flash/edge red stinger Corvette video

Carbon flash/edge red stinger Corvette video

Carbon flash/edge red stinger 2021 Corvette stripe up close on Elkhart Lake Blue metallic background featured on this brand new 2021 Chevy Corvette Stingray coupe.   What an awesome color combo, don’t you agree?

Looking for more info?  Call the Ron Westphal Chevy customer care team at 630-898-9630.  Or, visit us online!  

New Corvettes are in high demand!   Every Corvette we get has already been purchased and ordered for that specific client.  Each dealer is only allotted a few Corvettes each year and it’s never enough:(  So, the earlier you talk to your dealer and place an order, the higher your chances are of actually getting your dream car.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is a family-owned modern dealership in Aurora/Oswego, IL near Naperville, Plainfield and Montgomery.

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Trademark filing Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup could return

Trademark filing suggests Chevy could be bringing back Cheyenne
Trademark filing suggests Chevy could be bringing back Cheyenne

What’s old is becoming new at General Motors.

On the heels of the return of the Blazer as a crossover SUV and Hummer as an electric pickup, General Motors has filed for trademark protection of the name Cheyenne, MuscleCarsAndTrucks.com reports.

Cheyenne was a trim level on Silverado
Cheyenne was a trim level on Silverado

For the latest information on what’s going on at Chevrolet, call the Ron Westphal Chevy customer care team at 630-898-9630 or visit us online!

The Cheyenne name has previously been used as a trim level on Chevy’s full-size pickups in the U.S. and currently designates the top versions of the Silverado that are sold in Mexico.
It was also featured on a two-door muscle truck concept that debuted in 2013.

Cheyenne was a concept truck at GM
Cheyenne was a concept truck at GM

GM designated its use for “motor land vehicles, namely, trucks,” which could cover a standalone model or trim level for an existing truck, and there are several possibilities on the horizon.

The first and most compelling would be its use on Chevrolet’s upcoming electric Silverado, which has been confirmed without many details, aside from offering a driving range of over 400 miles per charge.

ELECTRIC ‘CHEVROLET CAMARO’ WILL HAVE A TWIST

Chevrolet could also do a little downsizing. Ford is expected to resurrect the Maverick name on a compact pickup smaller than the Ranger this summer, while Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) last year filed a trademark for Dakota, which was the name of Ram’s most recent midsized pickup. Chevrolet hasn’t mentioned any plans to launch a pickup smaller than the Colorado, but with the arrival of the Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, a compact truck war could be imminent.

It could also end up being used as it previously was, as a Silverado trim level. There are currently eight available, so Chevy doesn’t seem to shy away from offering its customers as much variety as they can handle.