Reat Seat Reminder

GM is adding rear seat reminder to several vehicles models in 2017.
GM is adding rear seat reminder to several vehicles models in 2017.

DETROIT — Rear Seat Reminder, an industry-first feature designed to remind drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicles under certain circumstances, will be offered across many Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles by the 2018 model year.

The system monitors rear door usage to remind drivers to check their rear seats before walking away from their vehicles.

Looking for Rear Seat Reminder?

Looking for a 2017 model with rear seat reminder?  Call Ron Westphal Chevy at 630-898-9630 or visit our website.

“GM’s Rear Seat Reminder feature is an initial step to use technology to help remind drivers to check the rear seat before exiting the vehicle under certain conditions,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Vehicle Safety. “We want to help everyone to take one simple, extra step. That’s why Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac will offer the Rear Seat Reminder on a broad range of vehicles, from small cars to full-size SUVs and everything in between.”

Thirty-nine children died from heatstroke this year as result of being left in vehicles or gaining access to an unattended vehicle, a 60 percent increase over last year’s figure.

Rear Seat Reminder debuted earlier this year on the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia. Models to offer the feature include those listed below as well as some 2018 vehicles models that will be announced at a later date:

  • 2017 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2017 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
  • 2017 Cadillac CT6
  • 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and Cruze Hatchback
  • 2017 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2017 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2017 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
  • 2017 GMC Yukon
  • 2017 GMC Yukon XL
  • 2017 GMC Sierra
  • 2017 GMC Canyon
  • 2018 Cadillac XT5
  • 2018 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V
  • 2018 Cadillac ATS
  • 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The Rear Seat Reminder works by monitoring the vehicle’s rear doors. The feature is intended to activate when either rear door is opened and closed up to 10 minutes before the vehicle is started or while the vehicle is running. Once the system is activated, the vehicle is designed to sound five chimes and display a message in the driver information center that reads “Rear Seat Reminder / Look in Rear Seat” the next time the vehicle is turned off.

“This new technology developed by General Motors will give busy parents and caregivers the important reminder to always check the back seat,” said Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. “The safest way to protect a child from heatstroke is to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, and features like Rear Seat Reminder, coupled with continued public education, can help combat this preventable tragedy.”

The feature cannot actually detect items in the back seat, so it is always important to check the rear seat prior to exiting the vehicle.

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2018 Chevy Traverse

all new Chevy Traverse announced
Chevrolet will complete the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup with the introduction of the next-generation Traverse on January 9 at the North American International Auto Show.

DETROIT — Chevrolet will complete the transformation of its crossover and SUV lineup with the introduction of the next-generation Traverse on Jan. 9 at the North American International Auto Show.

The all-new Traverse features a bold and refined design with seating for up to eight passengers. It’s expected to offer the segment’s best third-row legroom and maximum cargo space.

Premium interior and exterior design cues and new technologies abound, including available exclusive D-Optic headlamps that provide a natural daylight effect with a seamless light quality.

The 2018 Traverse will be Chevrolet’s latest crossover/SUV offering, joining the 2017 Bolt EV and Trax, the 2018 Equinox revealed in September and the full-size Tahoe and Suburban.

“Nobody in the industry offers a broader, fresher lineup of SUVs and crossovers than Chevrolet,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and brand chief of Global Chevrolet. “From the all-electric Bolt EV to America’s longest-running nameplate, Suburban, we’ve got something for every customer and lifestyle.”

Visit the Ron Westphal Chevy website for pricing on 2017 Traverse on sale now.

Amber saves over 20% OFF MSRP on a brand new Chevy Sonic

Amber Buys A New Chevy Sonic at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL video.  CONGRATULATIONS AMBER!


  • The deals are so good we’re buying them ourselves!

Ron Westphal Chevrolet employee Amber talks about her favorite feature (remote vehicle start) on her brand new 2017 Chevrolet Sonic.

Download your free MyChevroletMobile app and turn your smart phone in to a mobile command center.

Remote start your Silverado on a snowy day, lock your compatible Malibu from an airplane, set parking reminders for your Cruze or view diagnostic information with a single tap. Your phone has never been so versatile.

Questions? Visit Ron Westphal Chevy or Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.

Ron Westphal Chevrolet is a recently renovated Chevy dealership located in Aurora, IL minutes away from Plainfield, Naperville and Oswego. We are also very popular with Chicago resident due to our massive selection of new and used vehicles and excellent customer service.

Flying Hammock Video

Hey, do you think if we added a couple more fans we could get a Chevy Spark to fly? LOL!

Flying Hammocks…I don’t know what they are saying, but I think we could all use a flying hammock don’t you?

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Cruze sale near me question answered

Don’t waste time searching for  “Cruze sale near me”

Cruze sale near me is at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL.
Cruze & Malibu Overstock Bailout Sale going on now at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

If you are looking for the best value on a Cruze than look no further.  We have nearly 100 new 2016 and 2017 Chevy Cruze models (including the all-new Cruze Hatchback) available with more on the way.

In addition, we’re overstocked with 100 Malibu sedans in stock and ready for delivery.


What’s new for 2017 Cruze?

The 2017 Chevy Cruze deletes two coors — Siren Red Tintcoat and Blue Ray Metallic — but replaces them with four new ones — Arctic Blue Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Graphite Metallic, and Cajun Red Tintcoat.

In addition, Teen Driver mode is added as a new feature. Finally, the 2017 Cruze Sedan in LS trim and with an automatic transmission gets a new 1.4L turbo LEX engine with as a Fleet or Government order. Little is currently known about the LEX motor, so stay tuned as we find out more.

Following are GM’s official RPO-level changes to the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze:


  • (G1E) Siren Red Tintcoat exterior color
  • (GXH) Blue Ray Metallic exterior color

New Features

  • (GGB) Arctic Blue Metallic exterior color
  • (GMU) Pepperdust Metallic exterior color
  • (GPA) Graphite Metallic exterior color
  • (GPJ) Cajun Red Tintcoat exterior color
  • (TDM) Teen Driver
  • (LEX) 1.4L turbo DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Continuous Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) [LS Sedan Automatic only and requires a Fleet or Government order type]

Cruze Sale Near Me

If you are looking for the best prices on a new Chevrolet Cruze please contact our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  Clients appreciate their quick no-obligation price quotes and helpful shopping advice.

Ron Westphal Chevy is located in Kendall County.  You can find us on the corner where Aurora, Plainfield, Oswego and Montomery meet at Routes 30 (US Bypass 30) and 34 (Ogden Avenue).  Clients come to us from Plainfield, Naperville, Sugar Grove, Bolingbrook, Joliet and Chicago.

New Lease Specials Page on Chevy Models

We’ve created New Lease Specials pages on our website.  Westphal Chevy clients have 2 new pages…one for car leases and one for truck and SUV leases.

New Lease Specials Page at Ron Westphal Chevrolet
New Lease Specials Page at Westphal Chevrolet

New Lease Specials Pages

These pages will display the nationally advertised lease payments on our most popular Chevy models.  Your payments may vary.  Remember, all advertised lease specials do not include sales tax, doc fee and license plate fees.  Required down payments vary.  Each payment comes with it’s own disclosure.  Mileage requirements, downpayment etc. are all listed in the disclosure but if you have any questions, just call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630.  Or, drop by our showroom anytime.

Reasons to Lease

Clients that like to drive something new every few years or so generally prefer leasing because it’s so easy.

1:  You are guaranteed not to have any negative equity.  Try getting out of a 72 month finance contract after two years and you’ll find out about negative equity.

2:  When your lease is over you just walk away.  No trade-in hassle.  There is a $350 disposition fees but that is usually waived if you re-lease or purchase another Chevy.

3:  You have no maintenance headaches.  Your vehicle is under warranty pretty much the entire time of your lease.  And, 4 free oil changes are includes at no additional charge.  You could actually lease a new Chevy for 24 months and pay ZERO in maintenance during that time.

4:  Clients get to drive something new all the time.  It’s kind of like waiting for the latest smartphone.  No one wants to wait for the latest and greatest.  Why wait for all the newest features when you can get something new every few years?

5:  Lease Loyalty.  GM often offers additional incentives to those folks that are currently in a GM lease to encourage them to re-lease.  Hey, extra rebate money is always good, right?

Meet Raul Rosario, salesperson at Westphal Chevy

Meet Raul Rosario, salesperson at Westphal Chevy
Meet Raul Rosario, salesperson at Westphal Chevy

Meet Raul Rosario, salesperson at Westphal Chevy

Stop by our showroom, say “Hi” and meet Raul Rosario, salesperson at Westphal Chevy.  Raul recently joined our sales team and we are glad to have him aboard.

Helpful and knowledgable with an easy/low-key manner, Raul makes a great addition to our sales staff.  He speaks fluent English and Spanish and is looking forward to serving you.

About Westphal Chevy:  

Westphal Chevy has served the Aurora area for over 30 years.  Located one hour or less from Chicago, we get a quite a few client from the Windy City. Exceptionally clean and unique vehicles draw our clients out from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  Because we stock a wide variety of new and pre-owned vehicles the odds are strong we’ll have your perfect vehicle in stock.

Used Cars:

Our vehicle managers are always on the hunt for exceptional pre-owned vehicles.  We don’t hesitate to pay more for a squeaky clean , one-owner trade-in.  And, you can sell us your vehicle even if you aren’t buying.  Start shopping now on the Westphal Chevy Website!  Or, if you are more video oriented-browse our vehicles and how-to videos on our YouTube Channel.

New Cars:

If you are looking for a special new Chevrolet, you need to put Westphal Chevy on the top of your list.  Our new car manager takes great pride in ordering a wide mix of new vehicles.


Our nearest neighbors include Plainfield and Naperville, IL.  We are located on the corner of Routes 30 and 34.