How to text from your Chevy

How to text from your Chevy – Apple Car Play, Siri and Chevrolet video featuring Danny Cardinal and Ron Westphal Chevrolet.

Did you know that you can safely send and receive texts from behind the wheel of your car, truck or suv?  If you have a newer Chevrolet and a compatible smartphone, staying in touch while driving has never been simpler.  Danny Cardinal show us how easy it is to stay plugged in.

Have Fun. Save Money. You can do both at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.

Buying a new or used vehicle here is an enjoyable, no-hassle experience. Our Chevrolet product specialists will exceed your expectations before, during and after the sale.

We are a recently renovated (family-owned) Chevy dealership located in Aurora, IL near Plainfield, Naperville and Oswego. Other nearby towns include Bolingbrook, Joliet, Sugar Grove, Elburn and Yorkville.

We are a full service dealership with an extended-hours Service department. Our Parts & Accessories department is large and well-stocked. Visit us today…Oil Changes do not require an appointment.
Service/Parts is open daily 7-7 and 8-4 on Saturdays.  Can’t stick around?  No problem!  Ask about our FREE current model year service loaners.*

Ron Westphal Chevy is very popular with Chicago, IL residents due to our massive new, GM Certified and pre-owned inventory. And, we are less than 1 hour away from anywhere in the Windy City.

Looking for a vehicle that you can text in?  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.

Thanks to Danny Cardinal for starring in this how to text video!

*Must be 25 years or older with a valid driver’s license.  See a Ron Wespthal Chevy service writer for complete details and qualifications.

Springsteen’s ’57 Chevy is for sale

Bruce Springsteen's '57 Chevy is for sale.
Bruce Springsteen’s ’57 Chevy is for sale.

Bruce Springsteen’s iconic ’57 Chevy is up for auction on eBay—but you need to be pretty wealthy to afford it. As of this writing, bidding is above $200,000, and the reserve price still hasn’t been met. That’s quite an increase from the $2,000 The Boss spent on the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible back in 1975, but consider the history: According to the auction listing, Springsteen wrote some of his songs while in the car; the rocker mentioned the car in his autobiography; and, as the Asbury Park Press notes, the car was pictured in both Time and Newsweek features on Springsteen. He ultimately sold the flame-covered convertible in 1976 because it drew too much attention to him; it last changed hands in 2011, when it sold for $468,000.

Springsteen’s ’57 Chevy is for sale

Looking for something a little newer?  Visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet in beautiful Aurora, IL.  We offer a massive selection of new and pre-owned Chevy vehicles.

Original source newser.com

New Look for NHRA Pro Stock Camaro SS

New Look for NHRA Pro Stock Camaro SS
Gen Six bodywork takes to the drag strip in 2017, chasing repeat Pro Stock title

New Look for NHRA Pro Stock Camaro SS
New Look for NHRA Pro Stock Camaro SS

INDIANAPOLIS – The Gen Six Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro SS makes its public debut at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis on Thursday, Dec. 8.  Want something you can drive on the street?  Visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.

The new model builds on the success of the championship-winning fifth-generation-based race car. It’s more athletic-looking and aerodynamically optimized bodywork draws its styling from the Gen Six Chevrolet Camaro SS.

“Our goal was to minimize aerodynamic drag within the NHRA guidelines and incorporate as many design cues from the production car,” said John Mack, Chevrolet Camaro exterior design manager. “The result is a sleeker and more aerodynamic Camaro SS.”

The new race car makes its competition debut this February in Pomona, Calif., at the kickoff event for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series.

Chevrolet Pro Stock Camaro drivers won 23 of 24 events in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Jason Line won eight events, capturing his third world title — and the third straight championship for Chevrolet. Runner-up Greg Anderson won eight events in a Camaro SS race car.

Track testing with the 2017 Pro Stock Camaro SS begins later this month.

In addition to the new Pro Stock Camaro SS, Chevrolet’s 2017 COPO program offers specialty race cars designed for NHRA’s Stock Eliminator classes, and earlier this fall Chevrolet announced a drag racing development program for production-based Camaro models.

New Look for NHRA Pro Stock Camaro SS…Thanks for reading!

The adventures of Flat Armando

Who is Flat Armando?
Who is Flat Armando?

Flat Armando


  • Man, Myth or Legend?

Since the beginning of time, men have sought out the extraordinary.  Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and now Flat Armando.  Does this legendary creature really exist?  Can this fabled man’s survival be proven?  And, if found, how will he interact with modern society?

Thanks to Ron Westphal Chevrolet manager Paul Smith, we now have exclusive photos proving Flat Armando is not just an old wive’s tale.  He is real and he is here.

Flat Armando was recently sited in Princeton, IL.  And, believe it or not…a Chinese restaurant in Oswego.  The following unretouched photos prove that not only was this elusive man captured on film…he was able to capture the hearts of all who met him that remarkable night.

Will we ever see Flat Armando again?  No one knows.  “It was a magical evening”, says Paul.  “If we have learned anything from this…it was Flat Armando’s unwavering message of tolerance.  It really struck a chord with all of us.  And therefore, we plan to continue tolerating each other right here at Ron Westphal Chevrolet for many years to come.”

Flat Armando loads up on carbs in preparation for an evening of partying.
Flat Armando loads up on carbs in preparation for an evening of partying with his new friends!
flat-armando-and-paul
“We are more alike than unalike.” –Maya Angelou
Flat Armando was a surprisingly great listener
Flat Armando was a surprisingly articulate and was able to suggest a plethora of viable solutions on subjects ranging from ‘world peace’ to ‘how can I get my spouse to shut up’?

 

30% of the time it works every time.
30% of the time it works every time.
Sleeping Beauty
This is the last known picture of Flat Armando. Totally exhausted and passed out in a stranger’s bed.  “That’s how I’ll always remember him” says Paul wistfully.  Then, in the morning he was gone…

This dude was super nice

this dude was super nice

Read the above.

FYI–I don’t want to misrepresent…this did not happen at Ron Westphal Chevy, although we have seen similar situations here. We have many customers with a variety of challenges, both physical and mental, who visit us regularly. We are grateful for all our clients and I’m proud of entire Ron Westphal Chevrolet staff on their fair and friendly treatment to all.

Car Vega car delivery in the 70’s

Car delivery in the 70’s from pics

Chevy Vega car delivery in the 70’s. Cars packed on trains like upside down sardines. Who knew?

The Chevy Vega was designed in conjunction with those rail cars. The supply chain folks at GM realized that they could make the car even less expensive if they could get more cars in a rail car.

So, the design of the Vega had to be compatible with shipping vertically. Rail cars had to be specially designed and manufactured for the Vega.

The vast majority of the non-Vega cars at this time were delivered by standard rail cars though.

If you are looking for a car to be delivered to you normally, on all 4 wheels, then drop by Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.  We only delivery cars right-side up.  LOL!

Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it's nose.
Chevy Vegas rides the rails on it’s nose.

GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River.

Source: GM Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

Diesel Truck Sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

We've got Diesel Trucks on Sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet
Looking for a diesel truck on sale? We’ve got ’em at Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, IL.

Diesel truck sale — Check out this nearly new 2016 beefy beauty with only 5,558 miles!  View Used Diesel

Diesel truck sale — Rather have brand new?  We’ve lowered the bottom line on those too.  View New Chevy Silverado 2500 and 3500 models.

Want to see it all?  Visit www.WestphalChevy.com anytime.

Diesel engines differ from gasoline engines in important ways. To see a diesel engine in action and learn the mechanics of how diesel engines intake and compress air see below.

Diesel Engines vs. Gasoline Engines

In theory, diesel engines and gasoline engines are quite similar. They are both internal combus­tion engines designed to convert the chemical energy available in fuel into mechanical energy. This mechanical energy moves pistons up and down inside cylinders. The pistons are connected to a crankshaft, and the up-and-down motion of the pistons, known as linear motion, creates the rotary motion needed to turn the wheels of a car forward.

Both diesel engines and gasoline engines covert fuel into energy through a series of small explosions or combustions. The major difference between diesel and gasoline is the way these explosions happen. In a gasoline engine, fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks from spark plugs. In a diesel engine, however, the air is compressed first, and then the fuel is injected. Because air heats up when it’s compressed, the fuel ignites.

For more view source:  http://auto.howstuffworks.com/diesel1.htm

Veterans Day Cash Back at Ron Westphal Chevy

Veterans Day Corvette Bonus Cash Back Ron Westphal Chevy Aurora IL
Chevy Veterans Day Bonus Cash Back on our most popular new models.  

Thank to Veterans.  “Thanks to all who put—and have put—on the uniform looking for nothing in return. The selfless act of serving our country deserves the highest level of respect and gratitude we have to offer. When I see a veteran in public, my frown or bad mood turns into a grin and happiness knowing that our country is safe because of these men and women. May peace always be with you.” –Giovanni Moujaes

The entire staff at Ron Westphal Chevrolet salutes all our Veterans and their familes–past, present and future.

0% apr for up to 72 months is available on select remaining new 2016 Chevrolet models.  But hurry…last day for 0% x 72 is scheduled to be 11.11.16.

Veterans Day Cash Back Bonus Tags are here and they’re bigger than ever.  And, we’ve got’em on all the most popular models.

Visit www.WestphalChevy.com to browse our inventory.  Or, call our customer care team at 630-898-9630 to schedule a no-obligation test drive.

When was the last time you saw a FUBAR car?

“FUBAR” Chevy Cavalier is a Twin-Engine Masterpiece

FUBAR.  I haven’t heard that phrase in years.  Remember the movie it came from?  Tango and Cash I believe.  Wow…how long ago was that?  I’ll tell you–it was Dec 22, 1989!  Nearly 30 years ago.  I don’t remember the whole movie, just bits and pieces.  And, I think it would probably be a pretty corny flick by today’s standards.  But then, what 1989 movie wouldn’t be?  Well, let’s see…there’s The Abyss, Driving Miss Daisy, Born on the Fourth of July and many more.  All released in 1989 and not quite so hokey.  OK…whatever.  I remember I enjoyed the film in 1989 even if I wouldn’t like it so much today.  And we did get FUBAR out of the whole thing.  That’s gotta be worth something, right?

Actually FUBAR is the third level of disaster. It is an unofficial military term.  This phrase did not originate in the movies.  It came to be on the battlefields.  FUBAR MEANS: ****** Up Beyond All Recognition.  And, that’s just not the case with this custom Cavalier.  Watch the video.  It’s short and interesting.

If a twin engine Cavalier is not your thing…visit Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, IL and check out the Chevrolet Cruze.  Only one engine and it’s a good one.  Call us today at 630-898-9630 to schedule a no-obligation test drive. 

"It Started out as a Joke" - FUBAR Cavalier.  Ron Westphal Chevy Aurora, IL
“It Started out as a Joke” – FUBAR Cavalier