The Latest Microchip Update for Chevy

Important Update Regarding the Latest Microchip Update for Chevy:

Wednesday July 28th, 2021

We continue to take a variety of actions to manage our way through the global, industry-wide shortage of semiconductors so we can continue to support our dealers and customers by building our most in-demand vehicles.

If you have questions, please call the Ron Westphal Chevrolet Customer Care Team at 1-630-898-9630.  Or, visit us online.

To keep you updated, here are the latest scheduling adjustments related to the issue, which includes a return to full production at all three of our full-size truck plants in North America after a brief one-week impact:
• Flint, MI Assembly (Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD), Silao, Mexico Assembly (Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Cheyenne and GMC Sierra 1500) and Ft. Wayne, IN Assembly (Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500) will all resume full production on Monday, August 2.
o Flint is operating on only one shift the week of July 26.
o Both Silao and Ft. Wayne are down the week of July 26.
• Lansing Delta Township, MI Assembly (Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse), Spring Hill, TN Assembly (Cadillac XT5 and XT6 and GMC Acadia) and Ramos, Mexico Assembly (Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox) will all add an additional week of downtime (week of August 2).
o All three plants had been scheduled to resume production Monday, August 2 and have been down since Monday, July 19.
• San Luis Potosi, Mexico Assembly (Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain) will add an additional three weeks of downtime (weeks of August 2, August 9 and August 16).
o San Luis Potosi had been scheduled to resume production Monday, August 2 and has been down since Monday, July 19.
• Lansing Grand River, MI Assembly (Cadillac CT4 and CT5 and Chevrolet Camaro) will reintroduce Cadillac CT4 and CT5 production on Monday, August 30.
o Production of Cadillac CT4 and CT5 had been scheduled to resume the week of August 16.
o Production of Cadillac CT4 and CT5 has been down since May 10.
o There is no impact to Chevrolet Camaro production at the plant.

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• Fairfax, KS Assembly (Cadillac XT4 and Chevrolet Malibu) will take an additional four weeks of downtime (weeks of August 23, August 30, September 6 and September 13).
o Fairfax had been scheduled to resume production August 23.
o Production of Cadillac XT4 (only) will resume at Fairfax on September 20.
o Chevrolet Malibu production will remain down.
• Wentzville, MO Assembly will extend downtime on the GMT 610 vans through the week of August 23.
o Chevrolet Colorado and Canyon production is not impacted.
These most recent scheduling adjustments are being driven by temporary parts shortages caused by semiconductor supply constraints from international markets experiencing COVID-19-related restrictions.
Although the situation remains complex and very fluid, our global purchasing and supply chain, engineering and manufacturing teams continue to find creative solutions and make strides working with the supply base to minimize the impact to our highest-demand and capacity-constrained vehicles, including full-size trucks and SUVs, for our customers.
We will continue to communicate often to keep you informed. Thank you, as always, for all your continued cooperation and support as we manage these issues. We appreciate your collective efforts to put the customer at the center and managing limited inventory levels while leveraging the tools we’ve provided to continue to deliver vehicles at unprecedented turn rates.

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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer reference guide

Everything you want to know about the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer in an easy-to-read guide.

















2021 Trailblazer for sale Ron Westphal Chevrolet Aurora IL
2021 Trailblazer for sale Ron Westphal Chevrolet Aurora IL

This guide is packed with valuable information. 

The Remote Keyless Entry transmitter must
be in the vehicle to turn on the ignition.
With the transmission in Park or Neutral,
press and hold the brake pedal and then
press the ENGINE START/STOP button to
start the engine. The green button indicator will illuminate.
Note: If the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter
battery is weak, place the transmitter in the pocket at the back of the small storage compartment in the
center console to enable the engine to start. Replace the transmitter battery as soon as possible.
Shift to Park and press the ENGINE START/STOP button to turn off the engine.
With the engine off and the brake pedal not depressed, press the ENGINE START/
STOP button to place the ignition in accessory mode to operate the radio, windows
and other accessories with the engine off. The amber button indicator will illuminate.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner’s Manual.
With the vehicle in Park or Neutral, rotate the key clockwise to
the Start position.
Shift to Park.
Push the key all the way in (1) and then rotate the key counterclockwise to the Lock/Off position (2).
See Driving and Operating in your Owner’s Manual.
With the vehicle parked, push down the lever under the left side of the steering
column to adjust the steering wheel. The steering wheel can be moved up or down
and in or out. Pull up the lever to lock the steering wheel in place.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner’s Manual

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For additional information about the Chevrolet Trailblazer please call the Ron Westphal Chevrolet customer care team at 1-630-898-9630 or visit our website.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is a family-owned dealership located in Aurora/Oswego, IL.

2022 Chevy Trailblazers are in stock now

The eye-catching 2022 Chevy Trailblazers are in stock now.

New 2022-trailblazers-for-sale-now at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL
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When it comes to design, Trailblazer takes the lead with a variety of attractive exterior styling options and a thoughtfully constructed, spacious interior.

2021 and 2022 Chevy Trailblazer was introduced to take the place of the Chevrolet Trax.   The Trailblazer is slightly smaller than the Chevrolet Equinox.  These Trailblazers are being sold about as fast as they come off the transport truck.  So, if you want the latest inventory update please call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  In many cases, the 2022 Trailblazers are being sold and delivered before they can make it to our website.  If you prefer, you may visit our website anytime.

2022 Chevy Trailblazer in stock
This beauty is for sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

The 2022 Chevy Trailblazers starts at a very affordable $21,600.

Chevy and the semiconductor situation right now

General Motors is dropping wireless smartphone charging from some new SUVs because of the global microchip shortage. It’s the latest feature to get the ax at the company due to the low supply of semiconductors. GM has already pulled HD radio from some models and auto start-stop and a fuel management module that made pickup trucks slightly cleaner and more efficient.

2021 Silverado in stock Ron Westphal Chevy Aurora IL
New Chevrolet Silverados are hard to come by.

We are getting inventory in every day!  Feel free to visit our website but –>  For the latest inventory updates, please contact our Customer Care team at 1-630-898-9630.  Vehicles are selling so quickly they are getting sold before we can post them on our website!

Certain trims of the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and the 2021 GMC Yukon, made after July 12th will no longer include a wireless charging pad, as was first reported by the GM Authority blog. But GM tells The Verge that certain 2022 Buick Enclaves, Chevy Traverses, and Cadillac XT5s and XT6s made after August 2nd are also affected.

Buyers of these vehicles will get a $75 credit instead of the wireless charging option. (GM is offering a similar $50 credit for vehicles that are missing the HD radio feature.) The company is expected to make these vehicles without wireless charging pads through the rest of the respective model years.

“Our supply chain organization continues to make strides working with our supply base to mitigate the near-term impacts of the semiconductor situation,” the company said in a statement to The Verge. “GM continues to leverage every available semiconductor to build and ship our most popular and in-demand products, including our highly profitable full-size trucks and SUVs for our customers. However, the semiconductor situation continues to remain fluid globally.”

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Why Buy GM Certified Pre-Owned Used Vehicles

Why Buy GM Certified Pre-Owned Used Vehicles

Why Buy GM Certified Pre-Owned Used Vehicles
Why Buy GM Certified Pre-Owned Used Vehicles?


With inventory being tight these days you may want to consider owning a GM Certified pre-owned used vehicle.   You may get a better selection and save some money to boot!

Select used vehicles must pass a strict 172 point vehicle inspection before a dealer is allowed to sell them as a GM Certified vehicle.  You know the oil change is fresh and the vehicle is safe.  Tire tread depths are checked along with all fluids and lights.  Even cosmetic issues are addressed.  In this way, you can make a confident purchase with no worries.  In fact, GM is so confident in the certification process they include a GM extended warranty with every GM Certified pre-owned used vehicle.

Visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet online or drop by our showroom today.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 630-898-9630.

Although only GM vehicles are allowed to be GM Certified, we thoroughly inspect every used vehicle on our lot.  We perform oil changes and complete a full service/safety inspection before sale.

Ron Westphal Chevy is located in Aurora/Oswego, IL near Naperville, Plainfield, Montgomery, and many other Fox Valley communities.  They are a family-owned dealership that has been serving the area for over 30 years.

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.


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.


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.


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!

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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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.


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

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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