Traverse is number one American made vehicle

Traverse is number one American made vehicle

DETROIT — For the fourth consecutive year, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles are the leaders of the Made in America Automotive Index produced by American University’s Kogod School of Business.

The Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia together tied for No. 1, while 17 other General Motors vehicles ranked in the Top 10.

Traverse is number one American made vehicle
Traverse is number one American made vehicle

The index is authored by Frank DuBois, a global supply chain management expert and professor at American University in Washington, D.C. More comprehensive than other studies of its kind, the Kogod index ranks models based on seven weighted data points including several factors unaddressed by the American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA), the basis for “made in America” automotive studies.

If you’re looking for your own American-made Crossover, visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s showroom for a closer look.  Or, browse online on our website.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands.

The Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C. was founded in 1955. Committed to the belief that profit and purpose are not at odds, Kogod believes purpose-driven individuals create sustainable organizations which shape a thriving global economy. Kogod provides graduates with a rigorous framework of business education and research to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, prepares them to work and lead in organizations across the private and public sectors spanning the globe, and to understand the broad and enduring impact organizations have on individuals and society. Kogod is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July

Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July

Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July
Over 20 Percent Off MSRP on select new 2016 Chevrolet models

Ron Westphal Chevy’s Sales Department is open today, July 4th 2016.

0% apr for up to 72 months is available on new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and Trax.


Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July
0% for up to 60 months is available on many new 2016 Chevrolet models

Why not stop by and visit our showroom today?

Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July
Westphal Chevy Sales is Open on 4th of July

You could take a test drive and enter our drawing to win $500!

See dealer for complete GM program details and rules.

4th of July Event at Ron Westphal Chevy

4th of July Event at Ron Westphal Chevy

Sales will be OPEN on Monday, July 4th

4th of July Event at Ron Westphal Chevy
4th of July Event at Ron Westphal Chevy offers DAZZLING SAVINGS!

4th of July Event at Ron Westphal Chevy.  Visit one of our websites for details.

GM just announced 20% off MSRP on many of it’s most popular new 2016 models.  20% off MSRP models include:


Chevy Equinox | Chevy Traverse | Chevy Silverado Crew Cab (1LT/2LT)

Chevy Impala | Chevy SS | Chevy Sonic | Chevy Spark | Chevy Volt

Chevy Trax

Hurry In!  The OVER 20% off MSRP offer ENDS July 8th, 2016.

4th of July Event at Ron Westphal Chevy
4th of July Event at Ron Westphal Chevy offers 20% off MSRP on it’s most popular 2016 models!

GM just announced 0% apr for up to 72 months on all new 2016 Camaro and Trax models.  (Well-qualified buyers, lender must approve loan.  Not compatible with other incentives, leasing incentive may vary.   Take delivery by July 11th, 2016.)

GM just announced 0% apr for up to 60 months on many of their best-selling new 2016 models.  0% x 60 month models include:

Chevy Cruze Limited | Chevy Malibu Limited | Chevy Traverse

Chevy Impala  | Chevy Volt

(Well-qualified buyers, lender must approve loan.  Not compatible with other incentives, leasing incentive may vary.   Take delivery by July 30th, 2016.)


0% financing for up to 72 months

Just announced:  Ron Westphal Chevrolet is offering 0% apr financing for up to 72 months on all new Chevy Camaro and Trax models.  This offer ends very soon so now is the time to take a closer look at what Chevrolet has to offer.

0% financing for up to 72 months on all new 2016 Camaro and Trax models
0% financing for up to 72 months on all new 2016 Camaro and Trax models.

0% financing is an excellent option for many people.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our customer care center at 630-898-9630.  Feel free to shop on our website.


0% financing for up to 72 months

Have you seen the new Chevy Trax?  It’s a super fuel efficient crossover that is really fun to drive.  Why not stop by for a no-obligation test drive?

0% financing for up to 72 months on all new 2016 Trax models.
0% financing for up to 72 months on all new 2016 Trax models.

We have a large selection of new Chevrolet vehicles in stock.  Don’t see what you want?   No problem.  We can find your perfect vehicle and bring it to our dealership for a convenient delivery.  And, it is all at no additional charge.  Let us do all the work and you reap the benefits.  *0% apr financing ends soon.  Must qualify.  Not compatible with most other programs.  Take delivery by July 7th.  Plus tax, license and fees.  See dealer for details.

Vehicle Recalls Are Easy

Vehicle Recalls Save Lives.

Vehicle recalls are important.  So are dentist appointments.  But how many people put off visiting the dentist?  A lot.  How many people put off visiting the dealership to have a recall performed?  A lot.  Folks probably put off both appointments for similar reasons.

  • Both types of visits can be inconvenient, painful or stressful.

We can’t speak for your dentist, but at Ron Westphal Chevy we take the sting out of having your recall(s) performed.

We’ll make sure we have your recall parts in stock and available for your vehicle.  And, if your recall requires a lengthy service visit, we’ll provide you with a loaner vehicle.  All our service loaners are nearly-new with under 4,000 miles and current model year.  We have nearly all models available;  Traverse, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Silverado, Equinox and more. And, the good news is that vehicle recalls are performed at no charge to you.

Loaner car not for you?  No problem.  We’ll be happy to give you a ride to your nearby home or office and pick you up again when your recall is completed.  Your freshly-washed vehicle will be ready and waiting for you.

O.K.  How do you even know if you need a recall?  Make sure you have your vehicle’s vin id number handy.  The just call Ron Westphal Chevy’s service department at 630-898-9630 and we’ll be happy to look up your vehicle’s history and recall information.

You can have your Vehicle Recalls performed at Ron Westphal Chevy is located in Aurora, IL
Ron Westphal Chevrolet is located in Aurora, IL near Plainfield, Naperville and Oswego.

Don’t put off off your vehicle recall.  Even if it doesn’t seem like an important fix, don’t delay your visit.  If your vehicle is not displaying any symptoms, don’t put off visiting your dealership.  It’s always better to nip a potential issue in the bud and avoid a possible future breakdown.

Ron Westphal Chevy Service Department has added convenient Saturday hours from 8 am to 4 pm.  You can schedule your service appointment online.  

View our latest $500 Test Drive Winners

Congratulations to our latest $500 Test Drive Winners for April and May.

Congrats to John H., April's $500 Test Drive Winner
Congrats to John H., April’s $500 Test Drive Winner
May 2016 $500 Test Drive Winner
Congratulations to Megan P. on winning $500.00!






Would you like to join our $500 Test Drive Winners?  It’s easy and fun.  All you have to do is visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL and test drive the vehicle of your choice.  New, used, car, truck, van, suv…you decide what you would like to drive.  No purchase necessary.  You must be 18 years or older to enter.

After your test drive, your salesperson will give you an entry form to fill out.  Then, put it in our entry box located in the showroom.  It’s that simple.  Ron Westphal Chevy selects a new winner every month.

And when you consider that an average state lottery has jackpot odds of about 100,000,000 to 1 …The odds for winning $500 at Ron Westphal Chevrolet are much better! 

Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for his role as Chekov in the new “Star Trek” films, was killed in a freak car accident.

Anton Yelchin, the actor best known for playing Chekhov in the reboot of the “Star Trek” movies, unexpectedly died Sunday when his SUV rolled down his driveway and trapped him against a security gate. The death raised the fear of anyone who’s ever parked on a steep incline and worried if the brakes would hold.

Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin

Rollaway vehicles kill about 93 people a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Between 2008-2011, there were were 370 known deaths resulting from an unattended car that had rolled away. NHTSA estimates that rollaway cars also injure about 2,000 people a year. The NHTSA also estimates that about 500 people every year are killed by cars in non-crash accidents — a quarter of those deaths involve carbon monoxide poisoning, and another quarter which involve someone getting crushed by the car, usually when the victim was working underneath it.

But these are just a tiny fraction of the number of people killed in traffic crashes. The CDC estimates that in 2013, 33,804 people died in motor vehicle accidents.

In Yelchin’s case, he appears to have been using a car that has come under scrutiny for its gear system. TMZ has reported, citing the Los Angeles Police Department, that when friends discovered Yelchin’s body, they found his car — a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee — idling in neutral.

The automotive blog Jalopnik reported Monday that the Jeep was one of 1.1 million vehicles that were recalled in April because of a confusing gear shifter that could cause the car to roll away unexpectedly,

Last year, NHTSA began investigating the unconventional gearstick design on these cars, which was causing crashes because drivers were mistakenly shifting to neutral when they thought they were shifting to park.

With a regular gearstick, drivers choose a transmission option (park, reverse, neutral, drive, etc.) by moving the stick into the corresponding notch or detent. Drivers can feel the stick settle into position.

But a new, different, design was used in the cars affected by the recall, which include certain recent models of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

These cars use a “monostable electric gearshift assembly”, which resembles an arcade joystick. To shift gears, drivers push the gearstick forward or backward and hold it there until the change registers on the display. Drivers then release the gearstick, which springs back into its centered position.

Vehicle recalls are important.  If you have a received a recall notice for your Chevrolet vehicle, please contact our service department at 630-898-9630 to schedule an appointment.  If you prefer, visit our website to schedule your appointment online.

Silverado versus Ford

Silverado versus Ford

A 28 pound toolbox makes the Ford F150 cry “Uncle.”  It’s the old Silverado verse Ford story and the end results are in Chevy’s favor.  Again.

Take a regular old toolbox.  Something an average guy might have in the basement or garage.  Let’s make it a steel box that weighs 28 pounds or so.  And then, we’ll take that toolbox and throw it into aluminum bed in a new Ford pickup.  Why not?  General Motors did just that.

Silverado versus Ford
Silverado versus Ford toolbox test

The toolbox dented the F150’s stamped aluminum bed once.  It actually punctured the bed floor the remaining 13 times.  Yep, 13 out of 14 times the toolbox created an actual hole in the Ford’s bed.  And no, it wasn’t dropped from 6 stories.  It was pushed diagonally off the side rail of the truck.  That’s a real-life situation.  It’s a real-life situation that creates a hole in the bed of your pricey new Ford pickup.  Yikes!

Damage on Ford's pickup bed
Peek-a-boo. I’m your Ford F150 aluminum pickup bed.

Hokey dokey.  So, the Ford failed the toolbox test.  Whattabout Chevy Silverado?  GM did the exact same test to a new Silverado truck.  Although it did sustain some cosmetic damage (dents and scratches), it did NOT have any holes, tears or rips in the roll-formed high-strength steel pickup bed.  O.K.  So, Silverado got a couple of dents while the Ford bed actually had holes.

You really have to consider which vehicle is going to have your back.  Yeah, you might treat your new truck like a queen for the first month or two…but after the honeymoon is over the real you’ll be throwing a whole bunch of items in the bed of your new truck.  You know you will.  So why not answer the age-old question of Silverado versus Ford and throw your stuff in the bed of a truck that can take it and ask “Yes sir.  May I have another?”  Chevy Silverado.  It’s always the right choice.

If you are looking for a truck that works as hard as you do, visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.  We have a wide variety of new and pre-owned Chevrolet trucks.  If you have a questions or would like a price quote, give our customer care team a call at 630-898-9630.  Westphal Chevy has always been known as a truck dealership…why not give us a try?