The joys of spring only bloom with a lot of rain. And, driving in the rain poses challenges that can unnerve even the most confident of drivers. The following safety tips will help you explore Collierville in your Chevy truck when the rain comes down.
Change plans if possible
Heavy rains or flooding are two reasons to stay at home or at least wait out the storm, if possible.
Reduce your speed
Speed and rain are a dangerous combination. Be especially cognizant of reducing your speed when rain first starts to fall. The mixture of new rain with oil on the roads creates slick conditions.
Keep your distance
Just as reducing speed is a good idea when driving in the rain, keeping more distance between you and the vehicle in front of you is a safer way to travel in the rain. You will want as much time and space as possible if you need to brake in a hurry.
Illuminate your path
You would not drive in the rain without putting on your windshield wipers. And you shouldn’t drive in the rain without your headlights on, too. You want to see your path as clearly as possible and you want to be as visible as possible to other drivers, too.
Shopping for a new Chevy at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville, Tennessee, just got a whole lot simpler. General Motors has just announced the launch of a brand-new online service called Chevy MyWay. This service offers customers like you an exclusive, up-close, virtual guided tour of vehicles on our lot.
Here’s how it works: after signing up for the tour online, simply select the Chevy vehicle you want us to show you. You can schedule a time or wait in a virtual line for the next tour to begin. When your turn arrives, one of our product specialists will use a high-definition camera to give you an in-depth look at every part of the vehicle you want to see. This includes touring the exterior and interior, showing off technology and special features, and more.
A Chevy MyWay tour is a one-way video experience, meaning that the specialist can’t see you while your tour is in progress. Even though you won’t be seen, you can still ask questions and request specific views of a vehicle at any time.
Chevy MyWay is currently available seven days a week to U.S. customers. If you’re interested in touring Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville’s lineup of new and used Chevy vehicles from the comfort of your own home, sign up for a tour today.
Everyone knows the Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Corvette are legendary performance cars. But how good are they, really? According to U.S. News and World Report, they’re not just good; they’re some of the best — deserving to be featured on its list of the 10 Best Muscle Cars for 2021.
2021 Chevrolet Camaro
With a performance score of 8.8 out of 10, the latest Camaro really impressed the team at U.S. News and World Report. Despite being one of the most affordable muscle cars on the road, it goes from 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds and offers excellent ride and handling characteristics to match its potent V6 and V8 engines.
2021 Chevrolet Corvette
The eighth-generation, mid-engine Chevy Corvette is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cars of 2020 and beyond. With a 490-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 under the hood and a 0-60 mph acceleration of 2.9 seconds, it comfortably tops the Best Muscle Car rankings with a performance score of 9.5/10. It helps that it’s also luxuriously appointed and comes with an impressive list of standard tech features.
If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of something that will put a genuine smile on your face, visit Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville and ask about the 2021 Chevy Camaro or 2021 Chevy Corvette.
General Motors is now beginning to offer OnStar Insurance through the new OnStar Insurance Services agency. Check out what this agency has to give and how it can improve the digital insurance experience.
OnStar Insurance Services and its insurance carrier partners put more focus on your vehicle usage and your driving habits rather than on other uncontrollable factors. This makes shopping for insurance a fairer experience. Although shopping takes place entirely online, you can also ask questions and get assistance from agents as needed.
Once you have insurance, the agency will analyze your driving behavior and provide recommendations on how you can better your performance. If you significantly improve your driving, you may be eligible to receive discounts.
If you have both OnStar Insurance and the OnStar Safety & Security plan, you can drive around Collierville, Tennessee, with more confidence. Automatic Crash Response can let an OnStar Emergency-certified Advisor know if you’ve been involved in an accident. The advisor will then contact emergency service providers and assist you however they can.
OnStar Insurance is a fantastic new GM offering. If you’d like to learn more about additional OnStar® services or want to get behind the wheel of a new GM model, give us a call at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.
When you buy a vehicle from an American brand, do you ever wonder how much of it is actually made in America? If so, you now have your answer, since both Cars.com and the American University Kogod School of Business recently released studies that answer the question. Their efforts concluded that GM and Chevy vehicles are the most American-made of them all.
In order to compile their 2020 American-Made Index, Cars.com looked at the location of assembly, the number of U.S. manufacturing employees, the number of parts from the U.S. and Canada, and the origin of engines and transmissions across 91 different vehicles. GM had nine models placed in the top 25 alone—more than any other brand. The Chevrolet Corvette, which is made in Bowling Green, KY, ranked 8th on the index.
American University Kogod School of Business releases a Made in America Auto Index each year. Their vehicles are rated based on the origin of major parts, and the location of the assembly. Their 2020 index had 10 GM models in its top 25. As with the Cars.com American-Made Index, there were more GM vehicles in the top 25 than any other automaker, proving that GM is committed to investing in the U.S.
GMC is set to make driving with a trailer even easier with five new additions to the Sierra 1500’s already exceptional towing technology. Highlights include updated camera views and an anti-jack knife feature.
Keeping an Eye on Things
GM customers have let the company know that they want technology to help them tow loads safely and comfortably, and it responded by enhancing its pre-existing systems. Cargo Bed View has been upgraded to include Bed Hitch Guidance and Cargo Bed Zoom View functions. It is now easier than ever to line up and attach a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer. Rear Trailer View now includes guidelines and an angle indicator. Rear Side View offers a split view of both sides of the truck and trailer to help prevent collisions when backing up and maneuvering into a parking spot.
Expanded Visibility and Warnings
Trailer Length Indicator is another helpful technology feature that has been added to the 2021 Sierra. It helps the driver to make safer lane shifts by showing surrounding vehicles. Jack-Knife Alert helps to avoid dangerous jack-knife situations in which the trailer pivots and can cause damage to the hitch and the rear bumper of the truck.
Chevy is preparing some new and exciting green options for drivers in the 2022 model year. The brand is refreshing the iconic Bolt EV and adding an all-new, adventure-ready Bolt EUV to the lineup. We’re looking forward to taking these electric vehicles for a ride when they debut next year. Until then, Chevy gave us a glimpse of what we can expect.
The teaser images don’t show a lot of the new vehicles, but one thing that’s apparent is how the Bolt EUV stands out from the Bolt EV with a sleeker, more aerodynamic silhouette. Wraparound taillights and sharp, sweeping angles give the Bolt EUV a sophisticated look. It’s also bigger than the Bolt EV, adding around five inches to the length and three inches to the wheelbase. Larger proportions will make the Bolt EUV a great choice for families with greater cargo space needs.
We’re still waiting for confirmation from Chevrolet, but it’s been suggested that the Chevy Bolt EUV will come with roof racks. These will be great for holding additional cargo, like bikes or kayaks.
The Bolt EUV will also be the first-ever vehicle outside of Cadillac models to offer the high-tech Super Cruise driver-assist feature. Super Cruise provides hands-free driving assistance on hundreds of compatible highways.
If you’re all about the compact electric vehicle, you’ll be glad to know there’s plenty to look forward to in the 2022 Bolt EV as well. It’s going to have more comfortable seats, a newer infotainment system, a redesigned dashboard, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Keep an eye on the Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville blog for more information on the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and all-new Bolt EUV as it becomes available.
Thanks to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)’s 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list, it’s never been easier to pick a high-quality vehicle for your young driver. The ranking includes used cars that are both affordable and well equipped for safety. This year, the Chevrolet Equinox — from 2016 to the current model year — was selected as one of the best vehicles for teen drivers.
In order to be considered for the 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list, a vehicle must meet several qualifications. For instance, each model needed to pass the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test with an Acceptable or Good rating. Not only did the Chevy Equinox manage this, but the crossover also got good ratings on other crash tests, like the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraint tests.
The Equinox also needed to earn at least four stars for the front and side crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, plus a minimum of three out of five stars from Consumer Reports for its emergency handling capability.
The teen-friendly Chevy Equinox met all of these qualifications and received an IIHS Top Safety Pick award for its crash-readiness and its advanced safety systems. The most relevant is the innovative Teen Driver mode, which lets you limit certain settings and features, as well as monitor their driving progress with an in-vehicle report card.
If you’re looking for a safe, reliable vehicle for your teen driver, take a look at our online inventory of Chevrolet Equinoxes at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC.
2020 has been filled with a lot of uncertainty and confusion, but it appears that Chevrolet is committed to making this year a little better. Despite production delays caused by a global manufacturing halt, Chevy has officially started up the production line for the 2021 Tahoe and its GMC brand cousin, the Yukon.
According to industry insiders, General Motors is enacting a staged manufacturing plan to build the next generation of the beloved full-size SUV. Chevrolet plans to build basic versions of the 2021 Tahoe first, then eventually move on to the longer wheelbase vehicles later in the pipeline. Customers looking for a Tahoe with more advanced features than the standard configuration might have a slightly longer wait than expected, but rest assured, your Tahoe is on its way.
The next generation of the Chevy Tahoe is certainly worth the wait given the impressive new features available on the 2021 model. The brand new Z71 edition of the Tahoe was built with adventurers in mind, and includes a number of off-road ready features like 20-inch all-terrain tires, an Air Ride Adaptive Suspension system, and fun-yet-functional red tow hooks to help out fellow thrill-seekers that are in a bind on the trail.
Electric vehicles have a wide variety of benefits that make them ideal options for families. If you’re interested in driving an electric vehicle but want to know more about them before making a purchase, be sure to watch the new Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy video series.
This video series goes into detail about the features of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and why the car is superior. In addition, over the course of 15 quick episodes, the series gives clear instructions about how to drive the car and utilize its innovative technologies.
In particular, the series covers the ins and outs of installing a charging station at home and charging the Bolt EV. It even explains how to charge the car while taking a cross-country road trip. To boost your confidence on the drive, you can also learn about the car’s numerous safety systems and how to read the Driver Information Center.
The Bolt EV makes backing out of a parking spot easier with HD Surround Vision and the Rear Camera Mirror, both of which are discussed in the series. On top of having driver assistance technologies, the Car also features connectivity options, like Bluetooth® technology, which are easy to learn.
If you’re interested in viewing the Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy video series, you can find it on Chevrolet.com or YouTube. Once you’re ready to get behind the wheel of your first electric vehicle, call us at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville to find out more about the models we have available.