Refreshed 2023 Blazer on the Way to Ken Nelson Chevrolet

2023 Chevrolet Blazer | Dixon, IL

The refreshed look of the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer offers an updated exterior style, new technology, and a fresh, bold interior design. The well-equipped SUV delivers a thrilling, capable performance and a well-crafted interior that caters to the comfort of you and your passengers. We are so excited about the updates to the 2023 Blazer, which will be available soon at Ken Nelson Chevrolet.

New exterior elements include a choice from 18-, 20-, or 21-inch wheels, a new grille, and an eye-catching LED lighting suite. You can cover the 2023 Blazer in new hues, such as Sterling Gray Metallic, Radiant Red Tintcoat, or Copper Bronze Metallic. The RS trim lets you choose a new interior color scheme: Nightshift Blue.

Modern connectivity technologies still reign supreme in the 2023 Blazer with the user-friendly Chevrolet Infotainment system, which features a standard 10-inch diagonal color touch screen. For further connectivity on the go, you can upgrade to an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot and wireless charging to keep your compatible devices ready to go during your journey and at your destination. Every trim level now has wireless charging.

You can expect the 2023 Blazer release soon at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois. Contact us to learn about availability and ordering your next Blazer SUV.

Picking the Best Tonneau Cover for your Chevy or GMC Truck

Chevrolet Silverado | Dixon, IL

A tonneau cover can protect your truck’s bed, shelter its cargo from the elements, and protect your valuables from theft. Because there are so many different types of tonneau covers on the market, it can be hard to pick the right one. Here’s a look at a few different types to help you decide for your Chevrolet or GMC truck.

Retractable tonneau covers

These convenient covers slide back so you can easily access your cargo. This Advantage brand cover, designed for the Chevy Silverado 1500, features a versatile build that can be locked at any point along the rail.

Hard tonneau covers

Want extra protection for your cargo? A hard, folding tonneau cover (like this one from REV for the GMC Sierra 1500 LTD) can shelter your tools and cargo from damage. These covers have the advantage of being exceptionally durable and easy to operate.

Soft tonneau covers

Soft tonneau covers are lightweight, flexible, and easy to use. This soft roll-up cover from Chevrolet features the brand’s signature bowtie emblem.

You can shop for the perfect tonneau cover for your Chevrolet or GMC truck through our parts department at the Ken Nelson Auto Group in Dixon, Illinois. Contact us or stop by our dealership, and our team will be glad to assist you.

Should I Buy an Electric Chevrolet SUV in Dixon, IL?

Should I Buy an Electric Chevrolet SUV in Dixon, IL?

The Chevrolet lineup of all-electric vehicles at Ken Nelson Chevrolet is growing, and one of the newest arrivals is the 2022 Bolt EUV. This innovative model is designed to meet the needs of many SUV buyers, so here’s a guide to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you in Dixon, Illinois.

Efficiency and emissions

If efficiency and eco-friendliness are top priorities for you, it’s hard to do better than the Bolt EUV. This electric SUV could potentially save you thousands of dollars in gasoline costs over the years, and its zero-emissions performance is a huge plus for keeping Dixon green and beautiful.

Range and charging

The Bolt EUV boasts a driving range of up to 247 miles and can be charged at home or at a public station.[1] If you commute from Dixon to Rockford or Chicago’s western suburbs where there are numerous charging stations to choose from, staying powered up will be easy. However, if you’re mainly driving long distances in rural Illinois where no charging stations are available, a gas-powered SUV like the Chevy Equinox or Trailblazer might be the better choice.

Size and seating

If a compact SUV is what you need, an electric SUV like the Bolt EUV delivers. This model has room for five passengers across its two rows, including more than 39 inches of rear legroom. It can also hold up to 56.9 cubic feet of cargo. That’s far more than what an electric car offers! However, if you need to carry more passengers or need more cargo space, you’re better off with a three-row Chevy model like the Traverse or Tahoe.

Still have questions about choosing the 2022 Bolt EUV or any upcoming electric SUV from Chevrolet? Visit us here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon and we’ll be happy to provide the answers you need.

[1] EPA estimated. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance.

Which Motor Oil Should You Use for Your Chevrolet or GMC Truck in Dixon, IL?

Which Motor Oil Should You Use for Your Chevrolet or GMC Truck in Dixon, IL?

To keep your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra performing at its peak, you’ll have to regularly change its oil. And since motor oil comes in a wide variety of grades and formulations, it’s crucial to choose the right type for your General Motors pickup. Here’s a guide to help you choose which oil is the right fit for your Chevy or GMC truck.

Types of oil

There are two main types of oil: conventional and synthetic. Conventional oil is more affordable, but it breaks down more quickly — and it isn’t suited to very high heat. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is purer and lasts longer, but costs more than conventional oil does because it’s been specially engineered.

Oil is categorized by varying grades of viscosity, such as 10W-30 and 10W-40. The number with the W refers to the oil’s viscosity in the winter at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The second number is the oil’s viscosity at high temperatures. Lower numbers equal thinner oil.  For instance, a 5W-30 oil will be thinner in the winter than 10W-30. Similarly, 10W-30 will be thinner than 10W-40 at high temperatures.

Making the right choice for your truck

If you’re on a budget and only use your truck for light or moderate tasks, consider conventional oil or a synthetic-conventional blend. However, if you regularly tow or haul heavy loads, or drive your truck long distances frequently, conventional oil isn’t up to the job. Invest in synthetic oil to ensure maximum protection for your truck’s powertrain.

Seasonal temperatures also impact which oil is right for your truck. During the winter, consider a formulation with a low winter viscosity, so it can freely circulate through the engine. On the other hand, in the summer, reach for oil that stays thick in the heat, since overly thin oil won’t do a good job lubricating the powertrain.

No matter which you choose, always be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations when picking oil for your vehicle. We’ll help you make the right choice when you bring your car in for an oil change at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois.

Highlights from Chevrolet at SEMA 2021: Off-Road Warriors

2022 Silverado ZR2 | Dixon, IL

Chevrolet made a huge splash at SEMA 2021. From high-performance off-road trucks to athletic SUVs, the bowtie brand showcased an array of cool, customized vehicles.

The Chevy Beast was the star of the lineup. This concept vehicle is based on a modified Silverado chassis, optimized for high-performance desert running. Under the hood, it boasts a 650-horsepower Chevrolet Performance LT4 crate engine, paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This monster rides on 37-inch-tall off-road tires and offers four Recaro® performance seats.

While the Chevy Beast is a concept model that won’t be produced for public purchase, the automaker showed off a few of its off-road-oriented production models: the 2022 Silverado ZR2 and the 2022 Colorado Z71 Off-Road Performance Edition.

The new 2022 Silverado ZR2 is ready to go from the showroom to the trails, with built-in features like Multimatic 40mm DSSV spool-valve dampers, high-approach bumpers, and 33-inch off-road tires. The Colorado, on the other hand, boasts the Trail Boss Package. This package lives up to its name by providing skid plates, a 1-inch suspension leveling kit, and red tow hooks.

Other stylish and capable models on display as SEMA this year included the 2022 Tahoe Z71 Overlanding concept, which rides on 33-inch off-road wheels, boasts an Off-Road Recovery Kit, and a variety of enhancements available via Chevrolet Accessories.

Want to check out the very latest off-road Chevrolet models? Come to Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois.

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