Indy Pace Car Video

Indy Pace Car Video

50th Anniversary Camaro SS
to Pace Indianapolis 500

Racing legend Roger Penske will drive pace car
for 100th running of classic race

Indy Pace Car – A unique version of the new, 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month, driven by motorsports legend Roger Penske, who is marking 50 years as a race team owner.

It’s the ninth time Camaro has served as the pace car and the 27th time for Chevrolet, dating back to 1948.

“Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500 have a long, storied history and it’s an honor to mark the respective milestones of the Indy 500 race and the Camaro simultaneously,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It’s also a privilege to have Roger Penske perform the driving duties, as his team has helped Chevrolet earn four consecutive IndyCar manufacturer titles since 2012.”

Four identically prepared pace cars will support the race, all with exclusive Abalone White exteriors featuring “100th Running of the Indianapolis 500” graphics on the doors and the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway wing-and-wheel logo on the quarter panels. They also incorporate the exterior cues and graphics that are unique to the Camaro 50th Anniversary package that goes on sale this summer.

With 455 horsepower on tap, the Camaro SS pace cars require no performance modifications to lead the racing field.

Looking for your own pace car?  Call Ron Westphal Chevy at 630-898-9630 or visit our website!

Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into sleeping bags

Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into insulation for Empowerment Plan coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless community.
Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into insulation for Empowerment Plan coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless community.

GM reduces it’s footprint.

Visit this blog regularly to view additional steps that GM is taking to create a greener path.

Source: Some of GM’s water bottles are recycled into insulation for Empowerment Plan coats that turn into sleeping bags for the homeless community.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy Offers 42 MPG on the Highway

EPA-estimated 42 mpg highway from new 1.4L turbo matches segment’s best

Aurora, IL – Offering EPA-estimated highway mileage of 42 mpg, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy is unsurpassed in its segment for fuel highway economy.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy
2016 Chevrolet Cruze Fuel Economy is up to 42 mpg hwy*

“Offering a maximum highway range of up to 570* miles per tank– you can spend less time at the pump,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars. “The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has more horsepower and torque, and is lighter than the previous generation making it more fun to drive.”

The Cruze’s EPA-estimated 42-mpg highway rating for L, LS and LT models rivals its competition. It tops competitors such as Focus with a four-cylinder (40 mpg hwy), Nissan Sentra FE (40 mpg hwy), Mazda3 (41 mpg hwy), Hyundai Elantra (37 mpg hwy) and Volkswagen Jetta (40 mpg hwy – non-hybrid).

The top-line Cruze Premier offers an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.

The Cruze’s efficiency is rooted in a new, direct-injected 1.4L Ecotec turbo and a leaner architecture, which contributes to a nearly 250-pound (113 kg) weight reduction on L, LS and LT trims over previous models. Stop/start technology bolsters efficiency in stop-and-go traffic, helping the Cruze offer Aurora-area drivers an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in city driving – a 7-percent increase over previous models.

“The 2016 Cruze will be a popular choice for our customers seeking a sporty and efficient vehicle with useful technology and thoughtful details,” said Bill Houlis, General Manager of Ron Westphal Chevrolet.
Aurora-area customers will find it to be the most connected car in its class based on built-in 4G LTE WiFi and connectivity features, including offering new technologies such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility**, a more comfortable ride and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment.

It also offers 10 standard air bags, as well as an expanded range of available adaptive crash-avoidance technologies, including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert.

The Cruze range expands in the fall with an all-new hatchback model and the Cruze diesel returns in early 2017.

*See dealer for details.

Cruze 24/7 Promise

The all new Chevrolet Cruze 247/7 Promise is standard all new 2016 Cruze LT and Premier models.

And, we have the all new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in stock and available for immediate delivery!  Shop Cruze on our Website.

This ride is awesome.  You should to stop by and check it out in person. Call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 to schedule a test drive.

Now when you purchase or lease an all-new 2016 Cruze LT or Premier model, you can enjoy a bundle of connectivity and service benefits that’ll make every drive in this compact car that much better.

Included in the 24/7 Promise is a 24-month/24 GB Data Plan.† The data plan allows you and your passengers to access to 4G LTE Wi-Fi†, so it’s easy to stay connected and entertained.

Treat yourself to commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, comedy, weather and more with 24 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio.† Your ears will never get bored.

Onstar Guidance-The 24/7 Promise gives you 24 months of safety, convenience and navigation with the push of a blue button.

*Included on new 2016 Cruze LT and Premier models.  See Ron Westphal Chevrolet for details.

First 500 Dollar Test Drive Winner

Our first 500 Dollar Test Drive Winner receives a giant check.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is Home of the $500 Test Drive.  That’s all well and good but what does that mean?  It means all you have to do is test drive a new or used vehicle and you are automatically entered in our monthly drawing.  You don’t even have to purchase anything.  It can’t get any easier than that!  The odds of winning are much better than lotto.  Or, me losing that last 10 lbs.  So, why not stop by our dealership today for a quick spin around the block.  Watch our first 500 dollar test drive winner accept her prize in the video below.

Yes, we do have $500 winners every single month.  You can view them on our website on our $500 Test Drive Page.

Congrats to Camille! Our first 500 dollar test drive winner!
Congrats to Camille! Home of the $500 Test Drive Winner at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.

Last Day 15% off MSRP

Last Day 15% Off MSRP Sale.

Last Day 15% off MSRP.  Don’t let it pass you by.

Today is the last day to take advantage of GM’s 15% OFF MSRP SALE!  When you combine GM’s 15% with Ron Westphal’s Generous April Discount, you are saving a whole lot of green.

Last Day 15% off MSRP on remaining new 2015 models.
Get yours while they last! It’s the last day for GM’s 15% Off MSRP Sale on remaining new 2015 models.

Call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 to schedule a test drive or visit our website at Ron Westphal Chevy Home Page

Onstar Phone You Don’t Know About

You probably have a built-in Onstar phone and don’t know it.

Onstar phone in your Chevy
Lose your phone? No problem. You’ve probably got an OnStar phone in your Chevy.

Your Chevrolet vehicle probably has an Onstar phone built-in.  Yep, your GM ride has it’s own phone number too!

Onstar helps keep you connected even when your cell phone can’t.  It’s built right in your Chevrolet and can be activated with a push of a button. And, because it offers voice activated dialing it’s legal to use in your Chevrolet vehicle.  Just say the stored contact name or phone number for who you want to call.  Your hands never have to leave the steering wheel to make or receive calls.  It’s that safe and easy.  And, because the phone number is built right in your vehicle, you always have a reliable number to give to friends and family.

Even if your vehicle does not have bluetooth, you probably have Onstar personal calling.  Check to see if you have Onstar on your rear view mirror or dash.  If you have Onstar in your Chevrolet vehicle, then you have Onstar personal calling available.

Onstar’s signal is significantly stronger than an average cell phone. Shortly after hurricane Katrina, Onstar was one of the few ways that people were able to communicate with their loved ones.  Onstar hands free calling is connected to a Vehicle Comm and Interface Module (VCIM), which uses a cellular antenna on top of the car to transmit signals.  And, your Chevrolet’s Onstar cellular service has a better range than most cell phones with a full three watts instead of a regular cell phone’s 0.6 watts.

The odds are your GM vehicle is equipped with Bluetooth which is free for life.  Onstar hands free calling can be a bit pricey but you might be smart to purchase a small package of minutes so you can make calls in an emergency.

If we can assist you further, call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 or visit us online at


Tire Price Match Guarantee

Ron Westphal Chevrolet has a tire price match guarantee to make sure you don’t pay more than you should for your next set of tires.

If you find a better price within 30 days of purchasing from Ron Westphal Chevrolet, we will refund you the difference.*  New Tire Search

Now through April 30th we are offering up to a $100 Mail-In Rebate (Debit Card)^ on the following tires:  Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Hankook, and Pirelli.  Must purchase 4 or more.  Offer ends 4/30/16.

Now through April 30th we are offering up to a $50 Mail-In Rebate (Debit Card)^ on the following tires:  BFGoodrich, Dunlop, Firestone, General, and Michelin.  Must purchase 4 or more.  Offer ends 4/30/16.

Ask about our Tire Price Match Guarantee at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora IL!
Ask about our Tire Price Match Guarantee!

Relax in our customer lounge while our professional technicians mount and balance your new tires.  Need an alignment?  We can do that too.

No time to wait?  No problem.  Just ask for a free current model year service loaner.**  You can drive out in a brand new Chevrolet loaner and run your errands while we service your vehicle.

Eligible Brands Include: BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin, Pirelli, and Uniroyal.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is conveniently located on the corner of Route 30 and 34 in Aurora, IL.  We are just minutes away from Plainfield, Naperville, Oswego, Elburn and many Fox Valley area communities.

*Ad, written estimate, or Internet quote for identical tire(s) from a competing tire retailer/installer located
within 100 miles of the dealer required during guarantee period for price match.
Offer valid at participating U.S. dealers.

**Must be 25 years or older with a valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance.  See service advisor for details.

^††See participating U.S. dealer for details and rebate form, which must be postmarked by 5/31/16. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery of debit card. Offer ends 4/30/16.


New Silverado Trailering Camera System

New Silverado Trailering Camera System

New Silverado Trailering Camera System, produced by Echomaster, for 2014-2016 model year Silverados. The system is fully integrated with the Silverado infotainment system, providing images from up to four cameras on the center display.
Chevrolet Accessories offers a trailering camera system, produced by Echomaster, for 2014-2016 model year Silverados. The system is fully integrated with the Silverado infotainment system, providing images from up to four cameras on the center display.It joins a new factory-installed, fifth-wheel prep package, compatible with either gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitches available from Chevrolet Accessories.

Chevrolet has announced that a New Silverado Trailering Camera System will be available for 2014-2016 model year Silverados.

“These are great examples of our commitment to provide truck customers with the most confident towing experience in the industry,” said Jeff Luke, Chevrolet truck executive chief engineer. “The fifth-wheel prep package has been designed by our structural engineers, to make the most of Silverado’s fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame. The trailering camera system was designed in partnership with our Chevrolet MyLink team to seamlessly integrate views from trailering cameras into the existing radio display.”

As with all offerings from Chevrolet Accessories, these packages are warranted and integrated to work with the customer’s vehicle and are available through Chevrolet dealers.

Trailering Camera System by Echomaster

Chevrolet partnered with Echomaster to develop the blind-spot-assist towing package system, which includes three cameras: two side view cameras, and one for mounting on the rear of the customer’s trailer. It is compatible with all 2014-2016 model year Silverado HD trucks, and Silverado 1500 trucks with the available trailer-towing mirrors.

The two side cameras are seamlessly integrated into the housing for the side-view mirrors, for improved vision along the sides of the truck and trailer. When the driver activates the turn signal, the system automatically displays the correlating side view in the center screen.

The rear camera is designed to be mounted to the top, rearmost edge of the trailer, providing a view of what’s behind the trailer when reversing. This camera is hardwired to the trailer lights for electrical power, and wirelessly transmits images to the display using a closed wireless network. It also features infrared lighting, enabling enhanced images in low-light settings.

The Silverado’s rear backup camera is activated when reverse is selected. Pressing and holding the radio Home button for five seconds brings up the camera menu screen to select the trailer camera image.

The system also supports the use of an optional fourth camera. This can include    an additional camera installed inside the trailer, transmitting video to monitor horses, cattle, other livestock, or content during transport. Later this summer, Chevrolet will introduce a camera integrated into the center brake light, to show the contents of the bed or to assist with connecting a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer.

Any of the four camera views can be activated at any time on the radio screen to bring up the camera menu screen.

The new Silverado trailering camera system will be available for purchase through Chevrolet dealers in April, and is warranted by Echomaster (a division of AAMP Global). Prices start at $999 (not including tax, labor and installation). More information will be available at or call our customer care team at 630-898-9630.

Factory-installed fifth-wheel prep package

Also new is a factory-installed, fully-integrated fifth-wheel package, available on all 2016 model Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks for $350. It features a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray, concealed under the truck bed.  A factory-installed 7-way trailer wiring connection in the pickup box is also available.

With a fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch installed, the tray takes full advantage of the fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame. With the hitch removed, the frame is completely concealed, with caps over the bed openings, preserving the flat bed floor for unencumbered cargo carrying.

The hitch platform is compatible with the Chevrolet Accessories Gooseneck Completion Kit, including a 2-5/16-inch ball hitch and two chain tie-downs, for $315.

Chevrolet also offers a CURT Manufacturing hitch that is compatible with the factory-installed hitch platform. The fifth-wheel packages from CURT Manufacturing are currently available for purchase through Chevrolet dealers at $939 for the 20,000 lbs. hitch and $999 for the 25,000 lbs. hitch (both not including tax, labor and installation.)


Silverado HD towing technologies

With the new Silverado trailering camera system and factory-installed fifth-wheel prep package, Chevy Truck offers a comprehensive suite of technologies and features to provide the most confident towing experience in the industry.  Other advanced towing technologies on Silverado HD trucks include:

  • Standard StabiliTrak with Trailer Sway Control on all models
  • Integrated cruise control, auto grade braking and diesel exhaust braking, for greater driving control and reduced brake wear on grades
  • Available Digital Steering Assist, which enables easier handling and maneuverability, greater steering response, greater road-holding capability and greater stability control assistance.