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.

Simple Ways to Keep Your Car Clean This Winter in Illinois

Cleaning Your Car | Dixon, IL
Cleaning Your Car | Dixon, IL

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.

Regular Rinse

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.

For more care-care tips, give us a call here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon.

Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette Listed Among the Best Convertibles of 2020

2020 Chevrolet Camaro | Dixon, IL
2020 Chevrolet Camaro | Dixon, IL

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.

Two of those models, the Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Corvette, were recently named among the 16 Best Convertibles of 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. 

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.

The Benefits of New Car Replacement Insurance

Benefits of New Car Replacement Insurance | Dixon, IL
Benefits of New Car Replacement Insurance | Dixon, IL

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.