The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Is The Fastest Selling New Vehicle In The United States

The new Trailblazer starts at just $19,995.

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is the fastest-selling new vehicle in the United States, according to data from automotive research firm iSeeCars.com.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet has the 2021 Trailblazer in stock-but inventory is low as of 8/5/20.  We do have MANY new 2021 Trailblazer models currently on order that are due in soon.  If you can’t find an in stock unit that suits you,  feel free to select an inbound unit and we’ll give you a call when it arrives.  Or, we can order one to your exact specifications for no additional cost.  Call our Customer Care Team for details at 630-898-9630 or visit our showroom today.

iSeeCars recently identified the top 12 fastest-selling new cars by calculating how long on average the vehicles are spending on dealership lots. Out of all 2020 and 2021 model year vehicles, the new Chevrolet Trailblazer subcompact crossover spends the least amount of time on the lot before selling at an average of just 19 days. iSeeCars.com says the Trailblazer has doubled the sales goal that GM set for it this year, which has made it “hard to find at dealerships as a result of its short supply and high demand.”

It’s not surprising to see the Trailblazer selling well. With a starting price of just $19,995 including destination, the Trailblazer is a competitive and affordable offering in one of the most popular vehicle segments today. The crossover comes standard with a turbocharged 1.2L LIH three-cylinder engine good for 137 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque, along with a CVT transmission and front-wheel-drive. Buyers can also opt for a turbo 1.3L L3T three-cylinder, which makes 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. This 1.3L engine is the only engine available with all-wheel-drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Another reason the Chevrolet Trailblazer has been flying off lots is that it has been arriving from South Korea in very limited quantities so far. With the Trailblazer still being very new, and with COVID-19 still affecting GM’s global supply chain and production output, inventory has been scarce. It’s likely the average time the vehicle takes to sell will go up when dealers have more inventory, as it will take more than one or two sales to sell out of their Trailblazer stock.

iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly says many of the fastest-selling vehicles on its list have experienced a similar effect in the first seven months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many of these fastest-selling vehicles are popular cars that are hard to find for reasons such as the effect of the pandemic on supply chains, they were produced in limited quantities, or that they are new models that aren’t yet abundant in the used car marketplace,” he explained.

Notably, the other top ten fastest-selling vehicles in the United States were all crossovers or SUVs, with the Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback being the only exception.

Subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Trailblazer newsChevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM newscoverage.

Source: The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Is The Fastest Selling New Vehicle In The United States

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe represents a complete overhaul (re-engineering and redesign) of the flagship SUV, and marks the first model year for the Tahoe nameplate

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe represents a complete overhaul (re-engineering and redesign) of the flagship SUV, and marks the first model year for the Tahoe nameplate’s fifth generation.

Looking for a Tahoe?  The restyled 2021 Chevy Tahoe is in stock and available for immediate delivery at Ron Westphal Chevrolet.  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or visit us online.

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has been redesigned to be the ultimate SUV – offering the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features, and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment. This was achieved through a complete transformation of Chevrolet’s full-size SUVs, combining the strongest aspects of its new full-size truck architecture with entirely new systems tailored to the needs of today’s SUV drivers and passengers.

“There are no vehicles like Tahoe and Suburban – which have starred in Hollywood movies, carried military heroes and world leaders, and helped create countless family memories,” said Barry Engle, executive vice president and president, General Motors North America. “We’ve taken what people love about these pioneering SUVs and made them even better – adding more room for people and cargo, more advanced technology and an unrivaled driving experience.”

 

Body Styles

The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will still be offered as a full-size five-door SUV. An extended-length variant is available as the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban.

Models & Trims

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is offered as a retail or fleet model, with the LS being the base model.

2021 Tahoe Retail & Fleet Models:

  • 2WD (CC10706)
  • 4WD (CK10706)

2021 Tahoe Retail & Fleet Trims:

  • Commercial/Fleet (1FL)
  • LS (1LS)
  • LT (1LT)
  • RST (1SP)
  • Z71 (2Z7)
  • Premier (1LZ)
  • High Country (3LZ)

RST: Consistently strong response from Chevy Truck buyers encouraged designers to further emphasize the street-inspired character of the RST. The unique front fascia includes a black ice finish on the grille, while the interior includes RST-specific seats with stitching in a contrasting color. RST models include all LT content, plus black and black-chrome exterior trim, 22-inch wheels and more.

Z71: Chevy’s legendary off-road focused Z71 was a driving force in the design of the new SUVs, in terms of appearance and capability. Z71 now includes more unique visual and performance attributes than ever before. The Z71 front fascia not only signals ruggedness, it also has a higher approach angle to aid off-road capability. 4WD is standard and includes a two-speed transfer case and Hill Descent Control, along with 20-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, front skid plate and red tow hooks. Z71 features black and black-chrome exterior accents.

Premier: Focusing on premium equipment and technology, Premier adds features such as Magnetic Ride Control, navigation, an 8-inch-diagonal reconfigurable instrument cluster, premium Bose 10-speaker audio system, 12-way power vented and perforated front bucket seats, power releases for both rows of rear seats, heated steering wheel, Safety Alert Seat1, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert¹, Rear Cross Traffic Alert1, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning1, Front and Rear Park Assist1 and 20-inch wheels.

High Country: New for Tahoe and Suburban is Chevy Truck’s top-level model, customized with premium features. The design is highlighted by a unique grille with bronze accents and High Country badging. The interior includes High Country sill plates, seat embroidery, and expanded color and trim choices. High Country features the 6.2L V-8 engine with Magnetic Ride Control, 22-inch wheels with chrome inserts, and adds Rear Pedestrian Alert1, Head-Up Display, HD Surround Vision and the Rear Camera Mirror.1 Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Adaptive Cruise Control1 are available.

Color Options

The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe offers a total of nine exterior colors, four of which are new. The Tahoe also offers five interior color options and three different seat trims.

The 2021 Tahoe color options include:

  • 9 Exterior Colors:
    • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat1
    • Satin Steel Metallic
    • Summit White
    • Black
    • Shadow Gray Metallic
    • Empire Beige Metallic
    • Midnight Blue Metallic
    • Graywood Metallic
    • Cherry Red Tintcoat2
  • 5 Interior Colors:
    • Jet Black
    • Dark Atmosphere w/ Ash Gray
    • Jet Black w/ Victory Red
    • Jet Black w/ Maple Sugar
    • Jet Black w/ Mocha
  • 1 – Iridescent Pearl Tricoat is an additional charge, and is not available on LS models.
  • 2 – Cherry Red Tintcoat is an additional charge, and will have a late availability.
  • Two seat options:
    • A50 – Front high-back reclining bucket
    • AZ3 – Front 40/20/40 reclining split-bench, and only available on LS models.

Exterior Design Highlights

  • Standard LED headlamps and LED taillamps
  • Active front grille shutters that close at certain times on the highway to enhance aerodynamics
  • Dual exhaust on Premier and High Country (with gas engine)
  • Nine exterior colors, including three all-new colors: Empire Beige Metallic, Cherry Bomb Tintcoat and Darkmoon Blue Metallic (some color choices will be premium options)
  • Standard 18-inch wheels on LS and LT; 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on Premier, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires on Z71; and 22-inch wheels on RST and High Country

Interior Design Highlights

The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe interior has larger displays, more connectivity options and a new rear-seat media system designed to keep even the most tech-savvy family members satisfied throughout their road trips.

The Chevrolet infotainment system is the centerpiece and it leads major competitors with a large, 10-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. It’s one of five connected and configurable screens offered in the redesigned SUVs:

  • Chevrolet infotainment system with a 10-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is standard
  • An 8-inch-diagonal, configurable color instrument and information cluster is standard on Premier and High Country; a 4.2-inch-diagonal color driver information center is standard on LS, LT, RST and Z71
  • A 15-inch diagonal Head-Up Display, not offered by competitors, with a 3 x 7-inch color display is standard on High Country and available on Premier
  • An available rear-seat media package includes dual 12.6-inch-diagonal LCD touchscreens

Technology

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe has 30 safety and driver convenience technologies, just some of which include:

Available technologies include:

Powertrain

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe offers three engine choices:

  • 5.3-Liter Ecotec3 L84 V8 (Gasoline) – Features variable valve-timing and direct injection, and produces an SAE-certified 355 horsepower / 265 kilowatts @ 5600 RPM with 383 pound-feet / 519 newton meters of torque @ 4100 RPM.
  • 6.2-Liter Ecotec3 L87 V8 (Gasoline) – Features variable valve-timing and direct injection, and produces an SAE-certified 420 horsepower / 313 kilowatts @ 5600 RPM with 460 pound-feet / 623 newton meters of torque @ 4100 RPM.
  • 3.0-Liter Duramax LM2 I6 (Diesel) – Features dual-overhead cams and direct injection, and produces a GM-estimated 277 horsepower / 207 kilowatts @ 3750 RPM with 460 pound-feet / 623 newton meters of torque @ 1500 RPM.

All three engines are paired with the GM Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic and a 3.23 final drive ratio.

Ride And Handling Upgrades

Chevy calls the 2021 Tahoe’s suspension the “most advanced available suspension in the segment.”
Both the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban feature a newly developed chassis that integrates a longer wheelbase and independent multilink rear suspension. In addition, the all-new models offer the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension system and Magnetic Ride Control – not offered by any competitor – both of which deliver even greater body control.

“I think the most impressive aspect of the all-new Tahoe and Suburban is how well they handle,” said Herrick. “Despite being big, they offer responsive, confidence-inspiring handling that will change expectations for the full-size SUV driving experience.”

The independent multilink rear suspension fundamentally transforms the driving dynamics of the Tahoe and Suburban, allowing each rear wheel to handle road conditions separately to dramatically enhance ride quality, steering responsiveness and overall driver control, compared to the previous live axle design.

 

Platform

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe rides on the all-new T1 platform, otherwise known as GMT-T1 or T1XX. The T1 is a General Motors vehicle architecture designed for pickup trucks and body-on-frame SUVs. It is the same chassis the underpins the fourth-generation 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and fifth-gen 2021 Cadillac Escalade

Production

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will be assembled by GM USA at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas, USA.

Price

Pricing on the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will be announced closer to the official launch later this year.

Availability

Chevrolet has confirmed that the 2021 Tahoe will go on sale midway through the 2020 calendar year.

Debut

The 2021 Tahoe made its debut on December 10th, 2019 alongside the larger 2021 Chevrolet Suburban during a special event in downtown Detroit.

Beyond 2021

We expect that the all-new, fifth-generation Chevrolet Tahoe will enter and remain in production for at least the 2021, 2022, and 2023 model years. The product will likely undergo a refresh after the 2023 model year.

Discussion

Discuss the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe in our Chevrolet forum.

News

Follow our coverage of Chevy Tahoe news.

Source: 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

2021 Chevrolet Colorado: Here’s What’s New And Different

A comprehensive guide to all the changes and updates.

The current, second-generation Chevrolet Colorado was initially introduced for the 2015 model year, officially marking GM’s return to the midsize pickup truck segment.

Looking for a new Chevy Colorado?  Visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet on the corner of Routes 30 & 34 in Aurora or drop by our website www.WestphalChevy.com.

Since its introduction, the Colorado has clawed its way to the second best-selling spot in its segment, until the new Ford Ranger pushed it into third place. Though many were hoping that GM would give the Colorado a refresh, that never materialized. Instead, the truck got minor changes and updates throughout its lifecycle. Now, the 2021 model year delivers a few more noteworthy changes – such as a slightly-reworked front end, revised trim levels, packages and more. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on everything that’s new and different about the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado.

Model-Line Changes

On the model line side, the 2021 Colorado does away with the base model. The deletion of the base Colorado trim level means that the Work Truck trim is now the base model. All other trim levels remain, including LT, Z71 and ZR2. Those hoping for a high-end LTZ or High Country trim are – unfortunately – out of luck.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Trim Level Structure
Trim level: Base Work Truck LT Z71 ZR2
Equipment group: 2SA 2WT, 4WT 2LT, 4LT 2Z7, 4Z7 4ZR
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Trim Level Structure
Trim level: Work Truck LT Z71 ZR2
Equipment group: 2WT, 4WT 2LT, 4LT 2Z7, 4Z7 4ZR

Exterior

On the outside, the most notable change for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is a slightly-revised front fascia:

  • WT, LT and Z71 models feature updated center bars, lower fascias, and skid plates
  • ZR2 gets a new front fascia that looks more aggressive than before, while also giving drivers improved visibility, according to Chevrolet

As of this writing, photos of the Colorado WT, LT and Z71 are not available.

The revised front ends also feature new Chevrolet emblems:

Additionally, the Colorado ZR2 now features red tow hooks as standard equipment.

The rear of all 2021 Colorado models now features embossed “Chevrolet” tailgates, replacing the traditional Chevy bowtie.

Three new colors join the color palette, while five others are deleted:

New colors:

  • Bright Blue Metallic
  • Cherry Red Tintcoat
  • Sand Dune Metallic

Deleted colors:

  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Kinetic Blue Metallic
  • Shadow Gray Metallic
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat

There are also some changes to the wheels and tires that are offered, as follows:

New wheels:

  • 17-in x 8-in Ultra Silver Metallic steel wheels (RAP)
  • 17-in x 8-in (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) Bright Machined aluminum wheels (RIM)

Deleted wheels:

  • 16-in x 7-in (40.6-cm x 17.8-cm) Ultra Silver Metallic steel wheel (RS2)
  • 16-in x 7-in (40.6-cm x 17.8-cm) Ultra Silver Metallic cast aluminum wheels (RS1)
  • 17-in x 8-in (43.2-cm x 20.3-cm) Dark Argent Metallic cast aluminum wheels (R28)
  • 20-in Low Gloss Black aluminum wheels (RTH)

The 16-x7-inch steel spare wheel and tire is being replaced by a 17-x-8-inch steel wheel and tire.

Since the Work Truck trim has been discontinued, so has the optional Work Truck Appearance package, which included:

  • 16-inch by 7-inch (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) Ultra Silver Metallic cast aluminum wheels
  • Outside power-adjustable, body-color, remote, manual-folding mirrors
  • Spotter mirror
  • Body-color rear bumper
  • Chrome beltline moldings
  • Body-color door handles

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado exterior features the following LPO-level changes:

New LPO items:

  • Black tailgate lettering
  • Accessory Suspension Leveling Kit

Deleted LPO items:

  • Bedliner (VZX)
  • Chevrolet Lettered Grille (RZB)
  • Grille (VAT)
  • RST badge (RIN)

Rounding out the changes is the deletion of the windshield shade band on all models.

Deletion of Colorado RST Special Edition, which was available on LT models and included:

  • Black beltline molding
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • 255/55R20 all-season blackwall tires (QQD)
  • (RTH) 20-inch Low Gloss Black aluminum wheels
  • CHEVROLET lettered grille
  • Rear Black bowtie
  • RST Badge (LPO-level item)
  • Black bodyside molding (LPO-level item)
  • Black Colorado nameplate (LPO-level item)

Deletion of Colorado Trail Runner Special Edition, which was available on Z71 models and included:

  • CHEVROLET lettered grille
  • Rear Black bowtie
  • 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires (QJ2)
  • Accent Lighting (LPO-level item)
  • Off-Road rocker protection (LPO-level item)
  • Front skid plate (LPO-level item)
  • Mid skid plate (LPO-level item)

Looking Ahead

The 2021 Colorado is as close as we’ll get to a midcycle refresh for the current, second-generation model. We expect the Chevrolet Colorado in its current form at least through the 2023 model year. At that point, the vehicle will be overhauled (redesigned and engineered) on an updated version of the same GMT-31XX platform, dubbed 31XX-2.

Though the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has delayed various GM refreshes, pushing back the 2021 Traverse and 2021 Equinox to the 2022 model year, GM Authority has confirmed with GM spokespeople that the 2021 Colorado is still on track for its launch in spring 2020. Given that the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri is currently idled as a result of the virus, it’s unclear when the revised truck will actually come to market.

We’ll keep our ears to the ground and report back when we know more, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for the latest Chevrolet Colorado newsChevrolet news, and ongoing GM news coverage.

Source: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado: Here’s What’s New And Different

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.

Ken-Polcyn-and-2020-Chevy-Trax

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

2021 Chevrolet Colorado2021 Chevrolet Colorado

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
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.

WARNING

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

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.

View Source:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86SBFIAgnYL3ll2ZDgmsuA

2 vehicles sold in 1 day by Danny Cardinal

It’s not very often an opportunity comes up to help a family upgrade 2 vehicles in one day. I’m very thankful to have…

Posted by Danny Cardinal on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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