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We just received another shipment of hatchbacks! 2017 Cruze hatchback specs and pictures from Ron Westphal Chevy.
The 2017 Cruze hatchback features a different roof and rear end design – including wraparound tail lamps and a built-in spoiler on the upper portion of the lift gate.
Cruze h/b opens to offer 22.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat.
Fold down the rear seat to get additional cargo space that expands to 47.2 cubic feet.
The Cruze H/B backend isn’t technically refrigerated though, although the air conditioning does blast icy-cold and if you crank it up, I guarantee you’ll be saying “Brrrrrr” in no time. Continue reading “2017 Cruze hatchback specs and pictures”
Due to a computer error at General Motors…0% apr has been extended. This was not a planned event. GM had a computer malfunction that kept the Bonus Tags from being announced on time. Due to GM’s boo-boo, our clients benefit by having both Bonus Tags and 0% apr to choose from at the same time! Usually these incentives do not overlap. But, in this rare instance, customers have a win-win choice on their hands. They can choose Bonus Tag Cash Back or 0% apr for up to 72 months.
BONUS TAG CASH BACK
Bonus Tag Cash Back is a Big Deal with rebates up to $18,500! Ok, so the 18 grand is on a new Z06 Corvette…maybe you want a Z06 Corvette. Usually dealers don’t discount Z06’s at all. And to think now you would be getting over $18,000 off…it’s Crazy-Good!
It’s not just Corvettes that have massive Cash-Back. You receive over $10,000 back on many new Silverado models. And, Equinox, Malibu, Cruze, Trax, Traverse etc., all have extra large amounts of Bonus Tag Cash Back.
Additional incentives available in September include: Lease Specials. Gm is offering very attractive lease specials on nearly every 2017 Chevy model. Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630. We will be happy to give you a personalized lease quote based on your preferred vehicle.
And, with both 2016 and 2017 models on the lot right now, our clients have even more choices available to them.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may call our customer care team at 630-898-9630. Thanks.!
*0% apr x 72 months is available through 09.12.16. All new 2016 Chevrolet models (‘L’) models excluded. Plus tax, license and fees. 0% x 72 is a stand alone program not compatible with other offers. September Bonus Tags are on select models. Bonus Tag Cash Back is not compatible with most other offers. Lease incentives vary. See dealer for details. Bonus Tags end 09/30/2016.
Is it worth it to put nitrogen in our tires? Is there any advantage to nitrogen?
Sort of. From the top: Air is 78 percent nitrogen, just under 21 percent oxygen, and the rest is water vapor, CO2 and small concentrations of noble gases such as neon and argon. We can ignore the other gases.
There are several compelling reasons to use pure nitrogen in tires.
First is that nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than is oxygen, which means that your tire pressures will remain more stable over the long term. Racers figured out pretty quickly that tires filled with nitrogen rather than air also exhibit less pressure change with temperature swings. That means more consistent inflation pressures during a race as the tires heat up. And when you’re tweaking a race car’s handling with half-psi changes, that’s important. When your driving your Chevy sedan to work every day…it’s probably not that important.
Some dealerships and tire stores claim that filling your tires with nitrogen will save you money on gas while offering better performance than air. But a closer look reveals that nitrogen has few benefits and much higher costs. For starters, a typical nitrogen fill-up will cost you about $6 per tire.
Tire Pressure Check
Visit Ron Westphal Chevrolet on the corner of routes 3o and 34 in Aurora, IL. We are located right next to Plainfield and Naperville. We’ll be happy to check your tire pressure at no charge.
Need more service? Schedule an appointment online or call our service department today at 630-898-9630.
The Get Nitrogen Institute Web site says that with nitrogen tire inflation, drivers will note improvements in a vehicle’s handling, fuel efficiency and tire life. All this is achieved through better tire-pressure retention, improved fuel economy and cooler-running tire temperatures, the institute says.
This sounds great in theory but let’s take a closer look at each of those claims.
In 2006, Consumer Reports conducted a year-long study to determine how much air loss was experienced in tires filled with nitrogen versus those filled with air. The results showed that nitrogen did reduce pressure loss over time, but it was only a 1.3 psi difference from air-filled tires. Among 31 pairs of tires, the average loss of air-filled tires was 3.5 psi from the initial 30 psi setting. Nitrogen-filled tires lost an average of 2.2 psi from the initial setting. Nitrogen won the test, but not by a significant margin.
If you are proactive and check your tire pressure at least once a month, you can offset this difference with free air, and you won’t need expensive nitrogen. We think this invalidates the “better fuel economy with nitrogen” argument.
And though tire-pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) now come standard on cars, a 2009 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) study found that only 57 percent of vehicles with TPMS had the correct tire pressure. That’s because most systems are only meant to signal that a tire has very low pressure, not to show that the pressure is optimal.
But this fluctuation in temperature isn’t as significant as you might think. A 2008 ExxonMobil study plotted the changes in temperature over the course of various inflation pressures. The lines on the graph were virtually on top of each other. In other words, the change in temperature when using nitrogen was negligible.
“Alloy wheels don’t really have a problem with water inside the tire,” the engineer writes in a post on nitrogen inflation. “They are coated to keep aluminum from forming aluminum oxide, which forms a crust, which isn’t very attractive. But even then, this crust protects the aluminum from further corrosion from the water.”
Where wheels have problems is when the aluminum alloy contacts steel, such as the steel spring clip used on wheel weights. It’s a particular issue when salt is present, the engineer writes. “But this problem is totally independent of the inflation gas,” he says. “Steel wheels only have a problem if the paint is damaged.”
Cost and Convenience
Let’s say a person bought a set of tires at Costco, a place that uses nitrogen to fill all the tires they sell. If he needs to top off the tires with more nitrogen, he won’t be able to go to just any gas station. He can use regular air if there is nothing else available, but that would dilute the nitrogen in the tires. He’ll have to go back to Costco and wait until the tire technicians can attend to the car. On a busy day, he could be there awhile.
Nitrogen is free at Costco and at some car dealerships we called, but these are rare cases. We called a number of tire shops that carry nitrogen and found that the prices for a nitrogen fill ranged from $5-$7 per tire. Assuming our consumer was diligent about checking his tires monthly, he could potentially spend about $84 a year on nitrogen alone per tire. Compare that to the most gas stations, where air is free or a 75-cent fill-up for all four tires at the most.
Finding tire shops with nitrogen could be an issue, too. We called a number of large chains, including America’s Tire Co., Discount Tire and Walmart. None carried nitrogen.
Is Nitrogen Worth It?
The air we breathe is made up of 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen and a few other elements. To get the desired benefits for tires, nitrogen needs to be at least 93 percent pure, according to nitrogen service equipment providers quoted on Tirerack.com. So we’re basically talking about adding an extra 15 percent of nitrogen and getting rid of as much oxygen as possible.
Based on cost, convenience and actual performance benefit, we don’t think nitrogen is worth it. A much better use of your money would be to buy a good tire-pressure gauge and check your tires frequently. This is a good idea even if you have a tire-pressure monitoring system in your vehicle. The warning lights aren’t required to come on until you have less than 25 percent of the recommended tire pressure. Having the correct tire pressure will get you many of the benefits of using nitrogen and will ensure that your tires last longer.
Are your cars valve stems green? Generally green valve stem caps mean your tires are filled with nitrogen.
Because Ron Westphal Chevrolet is located in Aurora, IL near Plainfield and Naperville we easy to get to.
Call our service department today at 630-898-9630.
Maybe your next new SUV or Crossover should be a used one. We have many used vehicles in Aurora, IL to choose from.
Why not save thousands up front on a pre-owned vehicle? Keep your money in your pocket while still getting a superior, dependable vehicle. Most of our late-model Chevrolet SUV are GM Certified. You’ll have peace of mind with a GM Certified vehicle because they come backed with a GM warranty at no additional charge. Plus, you know you are getting a dependable SUV because each GM Certified vehicle must pass an extensive 172 point inspection before they qualify as Certified.
We have many used vehicles in Aurora, IL to choose from:
Which Chevrolet SUV is right for you?
Trax may be the smallest crossover in the Chevy family but it’s big on style, technology & fuel economy. It’s the perfect small SUV for city driving with ample performance for highway cruising as well. One of its competitors is the Jeep Renegade. We often stock used Jeeps but remember the Trax offers better fuel economy with 34 mpg versus only 31 for Jeep Renegade. Trax also offers 4G LTE WIFI standard. WIFI is not available on Renegade.
Trax is fun, efficient and afforadable.
Equinox is our best-selling crossover for many reasons. Rated an impressive 32 mpg highway, you don’t have to give up anything for this sporty ride. And, it’s family friendly with a rear seat that slides fore/aft 8 inches. This rear seat allows tremendous rear legroom for your passengers. Or, scoot the seat up for more rear cargo room. If you are performance oriented, Equinox is available with a powerful and fun-to-drive V6.
Equinox is roomy and versatile.
Need to seat up to 8 passengers but don’t want a full-size SUV? Traverse has your back. Available with 7 or 8 passenger seating this crossover travels in style. Incredibly stable and smooth, this people-hauler works hard and looks great doing it too.
Available with all the amenities you expect, this mid-size crossover checks all the right boxes.
Traverse is stylish, comfortable and easy-on-the-wallet
This full-size SUV meets all your expectations. Tahoe features powerful V8 performance with active fuel management for maximum fuel economy. Able to tow up to 8,600 lbs, Tahoe is ready to tow your boat, motorcycle or trailer. Available in 7 or 8 passenger configurations this big beauty is the #1 choice for many.
Tahoe is a Full-Size SUV that does it all.
The Suburban is the alpha dog of all Sport Utility Vehicles. No one can compare to this full-size, voluptuous ride. It’s roomy, comfortable and stylish with the latest technology features. Known for it’s towing capability, Suburban can handle over 8,000 lbs. Available in 2 or 4 wheel drive this ‘Cowboy Cadillac’ is a status symbol for the best of the best.
Suburban is the full-size Alpha Dog with more rear cargo space than Tahoe.
to choose from and SUV’s and Crossovers have never been more popular. They are stylish and versatile so they work well for almost everyone. An affordable alternative to buying brand new is GM Certified. We have GM Certified SUV and Crossovers in stock at all times.
We also stock used competitors models such as Honda, Toyota, Jeep, Ford and others.
Visit our website to browse our inventory or for the latest inventory updates, call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630. Or, stop by our showroom anytime.
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First, think about your total cash budget. If you are paying cash, you should factor in extra costs such as sales tax. (Ron Westphal Chevrolet is located in Kendall county where our sales tax rate is the lowest in Illinois @ only 6.25%. This fact alone can save you hundreds of dollars compared to many of our nearby competitors in located in other counties) Also, don’t forget license plates fees. Let your salesperson know if you need to renew your license plates, if you will be transferring your license plates from another vehicle or if you will be getting brand new license plates. Other additional costs include document fees and other optional costs such as extended warranties or accessories.
Paying Cash for a Used Car doesn’t mean you can’t get an extended warranty. If you purchase a GM Certified vehicle a GM extended warranty is included at no additional cost. If your vehicle of choice is not GM certified-you may want to consider purchasing an extended warranty through the dealer. Your Ron Westphal Chevrolet salesperson or one of our finance managers will be happy to explain your extended warranty options. GM offers a variety of plans ranging from basic warranties that provide coverage for the powertrain only (engine, transmission and drivetrain) up to bumper-to-bumper warranties that cover almost everything. Extended warranties provide peace of mind for both the buyer and seller but they are not mandatory. USED CAR FACT: There is no sales tax on extended warranties!
Ron Westphal Chevrolet strongly recommends test driving your vehicle of choice prior to purchasing. We even offer an extended overnight test drives for most of our vehicles. And, if you have a mechanic, family member or friend that you would like to consult prior to your purchase, just let us know. We want you to be happy during the entire purchase process so we will do our very best to accommodate any requests you may have. If we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to ask.
You can reach our Customer Care Department at 630-898-9630. Feel free to browse our website.
Paying Cash for a Used Car – If you pay with $10,000 or more in cash the dealership may need to report the transaction to the IRS. See more information HERE.
*Insurance requirements for extended test drive: Management approval, must be 25 years or older with valid license and full coverage insurance. See Ron Westphal Chevy for details.
In the month of August this year more than 360,000 teens will become eligible for a restricted driver’s license in most states – and with that, a lot of parents will experience new levels of stress.
Chevrolet recognizes this top concern for parents and, as a result, in addition to its suite of available active and passive safety features, offers Teen Driver Technology on 10 of its 2017 cars, trucks and SUVs. Chevrolet’s Teen Driver includes an industry-first in-vehicle report card that shows how the teen drove and provides a way for parents to discuss best practices.
“I, like many of our employees, am a parent of teenagers, so we personally understand the anxiety of having a teen driver in the house,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And while we can’t control a teen’s behavior when they are in a car without a parent, Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Technology can remind them to buckle up and avoid speeding, while our other available active safety features can help to alert them in certain situations when they’re making less-than-perfect driving decisions.”
Teen Driver supports certain safe driving practices by muting the radio or the audio of any paired device when front seat occupants aren’t wearing their safety belts. It also gives audible and visual warnings when the vehicle is traveling faster than preset speeds, and allows parents to limit the maximum volume of the radio.
Additionally, available active safety features are automatically enabled and incapable of being manually disabled when Teen Driver is in use. These features may include:
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keep Assist
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Forward Collision Alert
- Forward Automatic Braking
- Rear Automatic Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Daytime Running Lamps/Automatic Light Control
“As a mother of two, it’s extremely important to find solutions that can help young drivers on the road,” said MaryAnn Beebe, Chevrolet safety engineer. “Chevrolet developed this system as a tool that can give teens some additional coaching as they’re gaining experience. Driving on your own is a big milestone for teens, and Teen Driver helps to remind them to practice safe driving. And for parents, it’s easier to give guidance to your teen when you have some information on what they’re doing behind the wheel.”
The Teen Driver in-vehicle report card may keep track of the following, depending on the vehicle:
- Distance driven
- Maximum speed reached
- Overspeed warnings issued
- Stability control events
- Antilock braking events
- Traction control activations
- Wide-open throttle events
- Forward Collision Alerts, if equipped
- Forward Collision Braking events, if equipped
- Tailgating Alerts, if equipped
Teen Driver is a non-subscription-based service that remains with the vehicle permanently and is available on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe and Volt. To use the safety technology, a parent must register their teen’s key fob in the vehicle’s system settings.
New for most 2017 models with Teen Driver:
- Maximum speed limiter
- Configurable audio volume limit
- Additional report card information:
- Traction control activations
- Wide-open throttle events
- Tailgating alerts, if equipped
Don’t Worry About Teen Driving.
Get a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe or Volt at Ron Westphal Chevy in Aurora, IL. Visit our website, call us at 630-898-9630 or visit our showroom today.