Chevy’s Electric Silverado Promises Long Range, Huge Capabilities

Silverado Logo | Dixon, IL

Get ready for a Chevrolet Silverado that scales new heights of performance, capability, and efficiency. Whether you’re at work or at play in Dixon, Illinois, the upcoming electric Silverado is sure to exceed your expectations for what a truck can do.

Chevy hasn’t released details about the electric Silverado yet, but we have some pretty good guesses about what it will offer. Battery-powered trucks can deliver huge amounts of horsepower, torque, and towing capability, and we expect the electric Silverado to excel in these areas.

The electric Silverado will also offer substantial driving range — more than 400 miles on a single charge, according to a recent Chevy announcement. With this such freedom, you won’t need to worry about taking long, inconvenient charging breaks or running out of juice in the middle of a job.

In its electric form, this truck should offer all of the same features that you know and love from the gas-powered Silverado. With highlights like the high-strength Durabed and Multi-Flex Tailgate, 15 available trailering camera views, and all the latest safety and infotainment tech, the electric Silverado will deliver top-of-the-line quality and value.

We do know for sure that the electric Silverado will be built right here in the United States. The truck itself will be manufactured at the new Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan, and it will be powered by Ultium batteries made in Ohio. That’s not far from our great state of Illinois!

Here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, we can’t wait to welcome the electric Silverado. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new details come out on this exciting new truck. In the meantime, you can find plenty of used Silverado trucks in stock now in our inventory.

How to Become a Chevy Truck Legend

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD | Dixon, IL

Chevrolet trucks are some of the most popular models in the U.S. – and it’s no wonder why. Not only do these machines have an all-American heritage dating back over a century, they also have a reputation for some of the best capabilities and high-tech features around.

In celebration of these icons, Chevy truck owners have come together in the Chevy Truck Legends program. Here’s how you can become a Chevy Truck Legend yourself.

Members of the Chevy Truck Legends are the most loyal Chevy truck owners around. There are even some living here in Dixon, Illinois. One of the best perks of being a member of this program is the opportunity to connect with other Chevy truck enthusiasts in Illinois.

To join, you must be a proud owner of an eligible Chevy model and have at least 100,000 miles on its odometer. You need to have also bought or leased at least one other brand-new Chevy truck before.

Once you become a Truck Legend, you can enjoy a wealth of advantages, like Legends club decals, an exclusive cap, and invitations to special Chevy events. Many Chevy companies will even offer discounts to members, and you will be able to purchase additional Truck Legends merchandise. 

Whether you want to become a Chevy Truck legend or simply own a great pickup truck, it’s never too late to purchase your first Chevy truck. Check out the models we offer at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois, by browsing our inventory on our website.

Off-Road Parks Near Dixon, IL to Take Your Chevy Silverado

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Dixon, IL

One of the best parts about owning a capable truck like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the taking advantage of its off-roading capabilities. Nothing beats seeing what your truck can really do. To properly test out the Silverado’s off-roading readiness, here are some great places you can take your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 near Dixon, Illinois

River Road Rally Park

With the exception of a temporary close during 2020 due to the pandemic, River Road Rally Park in nearby McHenry, Illinois, has been a go-to site for truck-lovers in the area. The park is set to open back up this spring season in 2021. Take your Silverado here to start experiencing some off-road excursions as the weather warms up.

Badlands Off-Road Park

Right across the Illinois-Indiana border is Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, Indiana. While a bit of trek from Dixon, Illinois, the trip is well worth the drive when you see the trails that this park has to offer. Its “Badlands” name might seem a bit ironic in retrospect, as these lands are certainly good for having fun with your Silverado.

If you need a new Silverado 1500 for your off-road adventure, feel free to reach out to our sales team here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the model that’s equipped with the best off-road enhancements that Chevy offers.

A Look at the 2021 Traverse Midnight and Sport Editions

2021 Chevrolet Traverse | Dixon, IL

If you’re looking to add some extra style and eye-catching appeal to your 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, we have some great news. We’re proud to offer our customers two new packages for the Traverse: the Midnight Edition package and Sport Edition package.

These two editions, previously only available on models like the Chevy Malibu, Equinox, and Trax, are now available on the 2021 Traverse’s LS and LT trims. Opting for the Midnight Edition will give you classy black features and details that replace the usual chrome. You’ll enjoy stylish black roof rails, 18-inch gloss aluminum wheels and center caps, logos, and badging. The Traverse’s exterior is also colored Mosaic Black Metallic for a more striking appearance.

The Sport Edition package offers most of the same options you’ll find in the Midnight Edition, but with a few extra twists. This edition includes a black tailgate applique and black fog lamp bezels, and offers color options beyond just Mosaic Black Metallic. These colors include Cajun Red Tintcoat, Summit White, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat.

If you’re interested in driving off the lot of Ken Nelson Chevrolet in either the Midnight or Sport edition of the 2021 Traverse, visit our dealership in Dixon, Illinois.

3 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

With the promise of warm weather getting closer by the day, it’s important to remember that winter isn’t the only season that you should prepare your Chevrolet vehicle for. Here are a few easy tips for how to get your car ready for spring.

Keep an eye on your tires

Changes in temperature can cause fluctuations in tire pressure, and the switch from winter to spring may leave your tires underinflated. Before you head out for a family road trip across Illinois, make sure to check your tire pressure, and don’t forget to give the tread a look as well.

Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Spring | Ken Nelson Auto Group | Dixon, IL

Make sure the air conditioning works

While a nice warm commute may sound like a dream when you’re in the middle of a frigid Dixon winter, you should try firing up your air conditioner to verify that it isn’t on the fritz before it starts getting hot outside. If it’s not able to get the job done, a service expert at Ken Nelson Chevrolet can recharge the system.

Replace wiper blades

Snow and ice can do a number on your windshield wipers, reducing their effectiveness by the end of winter. If you notice them skipping across your windshield or leaving unsightly streaks, it may be time to pick up a new set from Ken Nelson Chevrolet.

If your car needs some preventative maintenance or replacement parts to start spring in tip-top shape, don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Ken nelson Chevrolet.