During the colder months here in Illinois, snow and ice can do a number on your car. Here are some easy ways to keep your car clean this winter.
Protect the Finish
Keeping your car’s paint job looking as fresh as possible will improve its resale value, and let’s face it, it looks nice. Applying wax or sealant helps to protect from salt as well as chips and nicks from stones and ice. A protective coat of wax lasts about three months, so do it at the end of autumn before the weather cools down. You can go a step further with a high-tech, polymer sealant available at an auto parts store.
Rinsing your car with a pressure washer, either at home or at a car wash, is a good way to remove salt and small rocks that can damage the finish. Pay attention to the underside and wheel wells, too, as these areas are especially vulnerable to corrosion. Make sure to dry the locks and door seals after rinsing to keep them from freezing.
Keep Mud in its Place
The inside of the car needs protection, too. Mud and snow tracked into the car can leave dirt and salt stains on carpeting, so invest in some all-weather floor mats. It is easy to remove them, hose them down and then put them back when they are dry.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of the wind in your face while you’re behind the wheel of a convertible. Since Chevrolet is constantly looking for ways to satisfy every type of driver, you can rest assured that Chevy has a collection of impressive convertible models.
While the standard model for Camaro is a coupe, the sports car does come in a convertible variant as well. Lowering the top of the Camaro Convertible is easy, thanks to an advanced key fob that it comes packaged with. The 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 DI engine helps the Camaro race from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
The new iteration of the Chevrolet Corvette manages to be even sportier than the Camaro. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, thanks to its new mid-engine design and 6.2-liter V8 powertrain.
Like the Camaro, the Corvette is available as both a hard-top model and a convertible. This impressive sports car also made an appearance on theU.S. News & World Report list of the Best Luxury Sports Cars for 2020.
To learn more about these two sporty Chevrolet vehicles, feel free to speak to our staff at Ken Nelson Chevrolet.
Buying a new car is a big commitment and it is natural to wonder what would happen if something goes wrong. New car replacement insurance can help you relax about the new vehicle you just brought home.
What new car replacement insurance is
New car replacement insurance will cover the full cost of a new mode — minus the deductible — if you happen to total it in an accident shortly after buying it. It does need to be added to your existing auto insurance before you drive off the lot, however.
This type of insurance is wise to have because new cars begin to depreciate as soon as you bring them home. In fact, they lose over 20 percent of their value within the first year, so having full replacement coverage can be a lifesaver if disaster strikes.
How to get it
Typically, you can add new car replacement coverage to the auto insurance policy you already have. Be sure to check the rules to make sure the car meets the company’s age and mileage requirements, though. Some insurance companies cap the coverage at 1,000 miles. It’s also smart to look for the lowest deductible you can find when selecting this type of coverage. That way, you’ll keep out-of-pocket costs low.
Call us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet to find out more about new car replacement insurance or any other type of auto insurance. We’re here to help make car ownership a more positive and less stressful experience.
Chevy Equinox models from 2016 and after were all named as top choices for teen drivers in the latest “Safe Vehicles for Teens” list released annually by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
In order to receive a spot on this respected IIHS list, cars must receive ratings of “acceptable” or “good” in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. The Equinox also had to earn “good” safety ratings in the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraints tests.
More standards had to be met to get on the list. The 2020 Chevy Equinox also received at least 4 stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) side and front tests to go along with an overall score of 4 stars at minimum. A spot on the list also required a score of at least 3 out of 5 on the Consumer Reports emergency handling capability test.
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS after proving its mettle in crash tests. Teen Driver is a safety feature that enables you to determine which features will be activated and which will be limited while your teen drives. Teen Driver will track your child’s performance and present you with an in-vehicle report card detailing their habits.
Find out more about the Equinox when you call us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Or better yet, stop by to take it for a test drive!
Though some people are already counting down to fall, there’s still plenty of summer days left to enjoy. If you have a Chevy Colorado or a Silverado, it’s easy to transform your truck bed to enhance your summer fun. Here are some simple ways to do that.
Truck Bed Picnic
Take a meal outdoors with your loved ones while avoiding sitting directly in the grass. All you need to bring are some pillows, a blanket, and your favorite homemade or takeout food.
Truck Bed Movie Night
You don’t have to go to a drive-in to catch a movie in your truck. Grab a laptop or a tablet and watch your favorite movies in the bed of your truck. All you need to do is blow up an air mattress that fits, get some blankets and pillows, and lay back and watch. And pack some movie snacks and drinks in case you have the munchies.
Truck Bed Camping
Thanks to Chevy technology and towing capabilities, you might have already used your truck for camping. Consider truck bed camping in your backyard or driveway, to adhere to social distancing standards while still having a delightful night outside of the house.
For more ideas to get the most out of your Chevy truck, contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet.