Meet 5 of our Salespeople and Product Specialists

Meet our Salespeople and Product Specialists.

Here are just a few of Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s salespeople and product specialists.

Feel free to ask for any one of them by calling the dealership at 630-898-9630.

Meet salesperson and product specialist Eric Bonafede and the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado.  FYI, Eric owns his own Silverado…it’s a red one with a lift kit he installed with one of his friends.  He’s a truck guy.

Brian-Biddle-and-2020-Chevy-EquinoxMeet salesperson and product specialist Brian Biddle and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.  Brian is very friendly and low-key.  We are proud to have him on our sales team.

Brian-Crunican-and-2020-Chevy-TahoeMeet salesperson and product specialist Brian Crunican and the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe.  Brian has been employed at Ron Westphal Chevrolet for many years.  And, he owns a beautiful Golden Retriever-Molly.


Meet salesperson and product specialist Ken Polcyn and the 2020 Chevrolet Trax.  Ken has a wonderful sense of humor and everyone likes him.

Jesse-Sanchez-and-2020-Chevy-TraverseMeet salesperson and product specialist Jesse Sanches and the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse.  Jesse speaks fluent English and Spanish and has been with Ron Westphal Chevrolet for several years.

All our employees and clients are required to wear masked inside the building as of july 22, 2020 but who know what the future will bring?  We are continually sanitizing common areas and maintain social distancing to help keep everyone safe.

If you prefer, we also offer home vehicle inspection and deliveries.  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 to arrange a personalized VIP appointment.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is located in Aurora, IL although part of our outside lot is technically in Oswego.  We are family owned and proud to be a clean and modern dealership.  Our dealership is only minutes away from Naperville, Plainfield, Montgomery, Yorkville, and several other Fox Valley communities.  And, many clients drive to us from Chicago, IL seeing as it is only about 1 hour away.

OnStar Hands-Free Calling Will Be Gone in 2022

Blame smartphones for the feature’s disappearance.

OnStar Hands-Free Calling With the proliferation of smartphones, some in-vehicle technology features are going the way of the dodo. The latest victim is the OnStar Phone feature, also known as Hands-Free Calling, which is slated for official retirement in just a few years’ time.

If you have any questions about OnStar, please call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or visit the Ron Westphal Chevrolet showroom.

According to GM Authority sources, General Motors plans to sunset the OnStar Hands-Free Calling service in 2022. At that point, all vehicles on the road still equipped with the feature will no longer have the ability to make calls using the OnStar Hands-Free Calling system.

Last year, we exclusively broke the news that General Motors was discontinuing the OnStar Phone Feature. At the time, we spoke with Stephanie Lang, General Motors’ Advanced Technology Communications, OnStar and Connectivity representative, who indicated that GM would discontinue HFC for 2020 model year and newer vehicles.

OnStar HFC was first made available in the late ‘90s, arriving as the industry’s first built-in calling feature provided by an automaker. HFC is separate from the Bluetooth-based hands-free calling system that connects to a smartphone, and is operated primarily through the infotainment screen, or with voice recognition commands. Users could originally purchase minutes through OnStar, and each vehicle was assigned it’s own unique phone number.

Arriving prior to the proliferation of smartphones, and indeed before the proliferation of cell phones in general, the OnStar Hands-Free Calling system was ahead of its time. Even now, with widespread smartphone adoption, the system remains useful for those who prefer not to have a smartphone, but still want to make phone calls on the move.

Unfortunately, the system is now headed for retirement. However, it’s important to note that the Hands-Free Calling feature uses the vehicle’s built-in OnStar system and model, and that Bluetooth smartphone connections, as well as the various features of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, will continue to be available as they are now.

Source: OnStar Hands-Free Calling Will Be Sunset in 2022

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Configurator Now Live

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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado has arrived, slotting in as the seventh model year for the latest second-gen pickup. Now, interested buyers and fans can suit theirs to taste using the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado online configurator.

Call Ron Westphal Chevrolet at 630-898-9630 to order your 2021 Colorado!  Or, visit our website anytime.

Head over to the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado configurator and give it a try!

There are three body configurations on offer, including Extended Cab / Long Box, Crew Cab / Short Box, and Crew Cab / Long Box. Per changes for the 2021 model year, which delete the base-model trim level, the revised 2021 Chevrolet Colorado trim level cadence is as follows:

  • Work Truck
  • LT
  • Z71
  • ZR2

Both RWD and 4WD are available. There are three engines to choose from, including the 2.5L four-cylinder LCV, which produces 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, the 3.6L V6 LGZ, which produces 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, and the turbodiesel 2.8L four-cylinder LWN Duramax, which produces 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

Standout packages include the Redline Special Edition, which adds in 18-inch High gloss Black painted aluminum wheels, a spray-on bedliner, red recovery hooks, a new grille, black Off-Road assist steps, a black grille and Bow Tie badge, and red stripes for the mirrors, and the Z71 Midnight Edition, which adds all-weather floor liners 17-inch Black-painted wheels, 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires, Black Bow Tie badging, and a spray-on bedliner.

As a reminder, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado brings a mild refresh for the nameplate, with a few small updates to the exterior, interior, and powertrain. Although the ’21 Colorado is not considered a full mid-cycle refresh (or “mid-cycle enhancement” as it is known in General Motors parlance), it’s as close as it gets. Changes and updates include an updated front fascia with new trim-specific badging and lettering, a few revisions to the exterior paint options and wheel options, and revisions to the various packages on offer.

Source: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Configurator Now Live


Driving in the rain tips
Driving in the rain tips


Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive slower in rainy weather than you would in safe driving conditions, and try to avoid driving through large puddles and deep standing or flowing water.

If you are looking for a vehicle that handles the road well in all types of weather, please visit our website or call the Ron Westphal Chevrolet Customer Care Team today at 630-898-9630.


Wet brakes can cause crashes. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause the vehicle to pull to one side, causing you to lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally.

Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause the vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warnings and be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water.


Hydroplaning is dangerous and can seriously impede driving safety. When the vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Water can build up under the vehicle’s tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet and you are going too fast. There is no hard-and-fast rule for dealing with hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when the road is wet.

General Tips for Driving in the Rain

Besides slowing down, other wet-weather driving tips include:

  • Allow extra following distance
  • Pass with caution
  • Keep windshield wipers in good shape
  • Keep the windshield washer fluid reservoir filled
  • Have good tires with proper tread depth
  • Turn off cruise control

2020 Chevy Blazer RS Video Review

Shop for your Chevy Blazer online HERE. Or, call Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 today.

2020 Chevy Blazer RS Video Review

2020 Chevrolet Blazer review by The Straight Pipes. The Chevy Blazer RS is pumping out 308hp and 280 lb-ft tq from a 3.6L V6. Sitting at $53,868 CAD, would this be your pick over the Ford Edge ST, Honda Passport, VW Atlas Cross Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Ron Westphal Chevrolet

stocks and has in transit both brand new, demo and used Blazers.  We also have GM Certified pre-owned Blazers in stock or inbound.  Our dealership is located on the corner of Routes 30 and 34 in Aurora/Oswego, IL.  Part of our lot is in Aurora and part is in Oswego!  We are near Plainfield, Naperville and Yorkville and many Fox Valley communities.  Chicago residents have been coming here for many years due to our expansive inventory and friendly sales style.

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Thanks again to the Bouchee family–we are grateful you selected our dealership.  We look forward to serving you in the future.

If you are looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle, please give Danny Cardinal a call at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.  630-898-9630.

Or, shop online 24/7 on our website.

Last-Ever Chevrolet Impala Bought By 93-Year-Old Michigan Man

Back in February, GM Authority reported that the final Chevrolet Impala to be produced had rolled off the assembly line at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan. This wasn’t just the last of the current-generation Chevrolet Impala, but very likely the last Impala ever, with GM turning its back on sedans in favor of crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks.

Shop for a new Impala at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL or call their customer care team at 630-898-9630.
Last-Ever Chevrolet Impala

Now, we’re happy to report that the last-ever Chevrolet Impala, a Cajun Red example, has found a home after it was purchased by 93-year-old Chevrolet enthusiast Pinky Randall. The Houghton Lake, Michigan resident is a lifelong Chevy fan and has maintained a collection of Bow Tie-badged vehicles throughout the years.

Randall knew GM had planned to discontinue the Chevrolet Impala, so he went into Classic Chevrolet in Lake City, Michigan to inquire about purchasing it. “I ordered it a year ago, he told local news publication The Houghton Lake Restorer. He and his wife Joyce later drove the car back from Lake City to Houghton Lake, which is about 30 minutes away.

“By golly, the car made it alright,” he said after arriving home. “It handles nice. I like it.”

Back in 1996, Randall purchased the last 1996 Impala SS produced and was invited by Chevrolet to personally drive the vehicle off the line, something he described to The Houghton Lake Restorer as a “real honor.” He added the Dark Cherry Metallic performance sedan to his collection, which included six other Chevys at the time, but eventually sold it back to GM.

Based on the photos, Randall’s Chevrolet Impala appears to be a handsomely equipped LTZ trim model. He also has it outfitted with a custom front license plate reading “Mr. Chev” while his actual rear plate, which features his WWII veteran designation, reads “FINAL1.”

Chevrolet is estimated to have built 18,386 units of the Chevrolet Impala for the 2020 model year.

Thanks for reading about Last-Ever Chevrolet Impala.

Source: Last-Ever Chevrolet Impala Bought By 93-Year-Old Michigan Man

July 2020 Service Specials at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

July 2020 Service Specials at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL

Click HERE for our latest Service Specials or call our Service Department at 630-898-9630.

Summer Driving Tips:


Higher temperatures mean extra work for your vehicle. The Certified Service experts encourage you to follow these simple steps to make sure your vehicle is up to the challenges of summer:

Do NOT leave your pet in your vehicle unattended for ANY length of time, period.  The inside of your vehicle can heat up to unbearable temperatures in minutes-killing your pet.  Even if you think you are just going to run into a store and only be gone 5 minutes…you never know what could happen that might delay you.  Just don’t leave your pet unattended EVER.

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  • Check tire tread depth for excessive and uneven wear.
  • In extreme summer temperatures, you may have to change the grade of your engine oil. Check your Owner’s Manual for the viscosity grade recommended for your vehicle’s engine.
  • Check the cooling system – both hoses and radiator – for leaks. Check the coolant recovery reservoir under the hood when the engine is cold. Add the coolant recommended in your Owner’s Manual, if required. Or replace coolant according to your maintenance schedule in your Owner’s Manual.

Learn what maintenance items are crucial before heading off on a spring or summer road trip with your vehicle.

General Summer Tips

  • Never leave children or pets alone inside a vehicle.
    – On a typical summer day, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach potentially deadly levels within minutes – even with a window open.
    – Heat is much more dangerous to children and pets. When left in a hot vehicle, their core body temperature can rise significantly faster than that of an adult. This could cause
    permanent injury or even death.
  • Check the cooling system. Look for leaks, worn or bulging hoses, and malfunctioning fan operation. The hot days of summer strain the cooling system, and a failure can leave
    you stranded with an overheated engine.
  • Caught in a traffic jam? Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead of you so the radiator can do its job. If the engine overheats, turn off the air conditioner and turn
    on the heater. You may be uncomfortable, but the heater acts like a second radiator and can help cool the engine.


New Pictures Show 2021 Suburban Z71 For The Very First Time: Photo Gallery

Shop for a new Suburban NOW!  When General Motors revealed the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe in a joint debut late last year in Detroit, it showed the all-new full-size SUVs in four models – the Tahoe RST and Z71, as well as the Suburban Premier and High Country. A few weeks later, we spied the Suburban RST roaming the streets, but we have never seen the 2021 Suburban Z71 – until now.

2021 Suburban questions?  Call us now at 630-898-9630.  Before we get into the details, it’s worth noting that the all-new, completely-overhauled Tahoe and Suburban are available in six trim levels, LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier and High Country. Of those, the Z71 is the offroad-oriented trim level that brings unique looks and increased capability to the extended-length, full-size SUV.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe & Suburban Trim Levels
Tahoe Commercial / Fleet LS LT RST Z71 Premier High Country
Suburban Commercial / Fleet LS LT RST Z71 Premier High Country

Real-world photos of the extended-length bruiser.

Based on the popular mid-range LT trim level, the 2021 Suburban Z71 features various unique visual and performance attributes. It all starts with the rugged front fascia unique to the Z71 model. Additionally, the fascia also delivers a higher approach angle to aid off-road capability. A set of 20-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires is standard, as are a front skid plate, red tow hooks, and black and black-chrome exterior accents.Under the hood, the 2021 Suburban Z71 can be had with one and only engine – the naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8gasoline unit. Output is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The GM 10-speed automatic transmission is standard. The more powerful, naturally-aspirated 6.2L L87 V8 is not available, and neither is the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbo-diesel Duramax engine. While it’s perfectly normal for Chevrolet to reserve the big boy 6.2L for only the highest trim levels, but the reason the diesel isn’t available is that it doesn’t fit with the Z71’s front fascia. 4WD with a two-speed transfer case and Hill Descent Control is standard on the new Suburban Z71.

The 2021 Suburban Z71 comes standard with the Premium Smooth Ride suspension, which is a fixed system with passive dampers. Meanwhile, the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension is optional, delivering automatic load-leveling and ride-height adjustment, allowing up to 4 inches (101 mm) of vertical adjustment. In highway driving, the system automatically lowers the ride height ¾-inch (19 mm) to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, while a driver-selectable setting lowers the suspension two inches (51 mm) to aid passenger entry and exit when the vehicle is parked.

Buyers of the Chevrolet Suburban Z71 will likely be more interested in the additional ground clearance the system offers when driving off-road. The system is capable of increasing the vehicle’s ride height by one inch (25 mm) at low speeds in 4WD HI, and an additional 1 inch (25 mm) at lower speeds in 4WD LO.

In fact, one could make the argument that the Suburban Z71 is the most interesting of all Suburban models, as it combines the gargantuan proportions of the extended-length SUV body with the unique front fascia and available Air Suspension. The model seen here has the suspension in its normal setting, and it already looks menacing. Increase that ride height a bit, and the utility should look even meaner still.

The 2021 Suburban will go into production shortly at the GM Arlington plant in Texas and the very first units should begin arriving at dealers towards the end of the third quarter of 2020.

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Source: New Pictures Show 2021 Suburban Z71 For The Very First Time: Photo Gallery