2022 Equinox Ranks on KBB’s Most Comfortable Cars

Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K | Collierville, TN

If comfort is a priority in your next ride, then get behind the wheel of the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox. The well-equipped SUV made Kelley Blue Book’s Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K list. Thanks to its roomy cabin, smooth driving performance, and range of comfort features, the 2022 Equinox impressed the KBB judges.

The KBB jury praised the SUV’s range of standard features and available upgrades including heated seats, a power driver’s seat, and a high-end audio system.

“Seating is plush and supportive with standard cloth surfaces that become leather on higher trims. Adding visual appeal is the RS trim with red contrast stitching. There’s ample room for five adults with good headroom and legroom for rear passengers,” according to Nicole Wakelin, writer for KBB.com.

2022 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2022 Equinox may be a small SUV but it offers ample cargo space. With the rear seats down, it reveals 63.9 cubic feet of space. It also offers a customizable cabin space with a folding 60/40 split-bench seats in the second row, hidden storage in the rear cargo floor, and an available hands-free power liftgate with logo projection for effortless access to your items.

Active Noise Cancellation helps create a serene cabin for you and your passengers even when the world outside is loud and chaotic.

Test-drive the comfortable 2022 Chevrolet Equinox at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville in Collierville, Tennessee.

GM’s Orion Plant to Churn Out Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks

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The future of driving is electric and General Motors is paving the way with innovation as it readies the production of Silverado & Sierra EV Trucks at its Orion Plant.

Currently, the Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan, manufactures the electrified Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV. With a $4 billion investment, though, the Orion plant will be able to upgrade its facilities and process to handle the demands of building the Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV. The sizeable investment in the Orion plant will also bring about 2,350 new job roles. With new employees and current employees, the number of workers will be approximately 3,350.

Highlights of the Silverado EV

The 2024 Silverado EV will feature a 400-mile range when operating on a full charge, notes GM.[1] The 2024 Silverado EV will first be available in two trim levels — Work Truck and RST. When properly equipped, the RST will boast a maximum trailering capacity of 10,000 pounds and generate ratings of 664 horsepower and 780 lb-ft of torque.

We will have to wait a little longer for details on the 2024 electric GMC Sierra EV. It makes its debut in the Denali trim later in 2022, but as soon as details are released, we will let you know!

Learn more about the electrified GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville in Collierville, Tennessee.

[1] Range estimate based on the current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates are not yet available.

4 Ways To Make Some Cash With Your Silverado

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You love your Chevrolet Silverado. Fall in love with your truck even more by turning it into a money-making machine. Here are four ways you can use your spare time to make some cash with your Silverado.

  1. Hauling junk. Everyone has some junk in their house that they want to get rid of. Offer your truck to haul away their junk for them. You could charge up to $60 an hour for this service.
  2. Become a mover. While a standard pickup truck might not work for long-haul moves, offering up your truck for local moves could help you rake in some extra cash. Depending on your preference, you can choose to charge per project or per hour.
  3. Tow vehicles. If you have a strong Silverado with good towing capabilities, this could be a good option for you. Make sure your vehicle has the necessary equipment and you have an adequate trailer for vehicle towing. You could offer your Silverado as a more affordable tow truck alternative.
  4. Plow snow. While snow isn’t too common in Tennessee, the 2022 winter has already shown us what is possible. If your truck has the right equipment, consider investing in a snow plow. You could charge at least $75 per hour to clear driveways and parking lots.

Here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC, we want to make sure that you get the most out of your Silverado. Give us a call if you have any questions about your truck’s capacities or need help modifying your truck for your new side gig.

Battery Maintenance Tips | Collierville, TN

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You know you need to take care of your car. Maybe you have your oil change schedule memorized and you regularly get your tires rotated. However, another crucial maintenance step is taking care of your battery. Most of us never think about our car batteries until its dead and we need a jump start. If you want to prolong the life of your battery, here are four battery maintenance tips.

  1. Keep your battery secure. A loose battery can become disconnected and bash into other engine parts. This could cause battery acid to leak all over your engine. Make sure your battery is securely fitted into its tray.
  2. Add distilled water. If you do not have a maintenance-free battery, then you must regularly refill it with water. Make sure you only use distilled water.
  3. Clean your battery. Over time, the connections on your battery can become corroded. Unclamp your battery and clean any dirt, grease, and oxidation that has built up. When the connections get too dirty, it can weaken your battery.
  4. Park in a garage. Extreme temperatures can decrease the life of your battery. When you park in a garage, this keeps your vehicle and the battery protected from freezing temperatures and scorching heat.

Got more questions about keeping your vehicle’s battery in great shape? Call our Service Department at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

New Year’s Eve Driving Safety Tips

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Holidays come with a higher risk of traffic fatalities, particularly those related to drunk driving. According to the National Safety Council, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities rise about 10% on New Year’s Day compared to the annual average. When it’s time to celebrate the coming of 2022, follow these New Year’s Eve driving tips to stay safe on the roads.

Establish a driving plan before you party

The worst thing you can do is head to a party without a plan for getting home. Before you drink, you should arrange to have a designated driver, prepare to pay for a taxi or ridesharing service, or crash at your friend’s place overnight.

Practice defensive driving

If you’re the designated driver, being sober behind the wheel is not enough to avoid getting into an accident. Be aware that other drivers are more likely than usual to be alcohol-impaired. Look ahead and expect the unexpected, maintain safe following distances, and yield to inattentive drivers — even if you have the right of way.

Confiscate your guests’ keys

If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party, look after your guests’ well-being. Ask them to give you their keys when they arrive so you can ensure they do not leave while unfit to drive. Consider serving nonalcoholic drinks and preparing an area where friends can crash.

Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville wishes you a Happy New Year. Be safe out there!

Top Chevy Technologies We’re Thankful For

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With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the top Chevy technologies we’re thankful for, especially the ones that ensure the whole family gets to Thanksgiving safe and sound. Let’s dig in!

Teen Driver

Parents know the stress that comes with a teen first getting behind the wheel. Studies show 93% of teens listen to loud, distracting music while driving and only 61% wear a seat belt when riding with someone else. Teen Driver gives parents the tools they need to monitor new drivers and educate them about important safe driving behaviors.

Marketplace

Marketplace makes everything convenient. When you want to order carryout, find and reserve a table, book a parking spot, or even remotely pay for gas, Marketplace lets you do it. It’s a great way to find what you need in unfamiliar places or save time in areas you already know.

Smart assistants

Chevrolet brings the power of Amazon® and Google® smart assistants to your car. Using just your voice, you can lock the doors or play music, among many other things. You can even remotely control your home assistant, just in case you forgot to turn off the lights.

Visit Sunrise Chevrolet Buick at Collierville, Tennessee, to learn more about Chevrolet technologies we’re grateful to have every time we get behind the wheel.

Stay Safe with These Fall Driving Tips in Tennessee

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For many, fall is the nicest season of the year thanks to cool temperatures, beautiful foliage, and the anticipation for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and later winter holidays. But it’s also one of the most dangerous seasons when it comes to driving. Use the following fall driving tips to stay safe while on the road.

Look for weather changes

With fall comes fog and the first morning frosts. Turn on your headlights in the morning but avoid using high beams, as these bounce off the fog and make visibility worse. Get your tires checked to ensure they are properly inflated, as lower temperatures reduce pressure.

Anticipate sun glare

One of the worst parts of driving in the fall is the glare. The changing position of the sun’s arc overhead, along with daylight savings setting the clock back an hour, combine to create difficult driving conditions around rush-hour while also ensuring you’ll suddenly be driving at night a whole lot more.

Be wary of leaves

Fall leaves are beautiful, but they can be a hazard on the road. When it rains, wet leaves can be as slippery as ice. If you notice a lot of leaves on the road ahead, make sure to slow down.

Look out for pedestrians and deer

There are more people on the road in fall than any other season thanks to school buses, active school zones, and trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Additionally, deer (and thus deer hunters) are also more active. Keep an eye on areas where people or animals could suddenly appear, such as from behind parked cars or nearby woods.

Visit Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville, Tennessee, to find a new car that gives confidence behind the wheel all year round!

Should I Buy a 2022 Buick Encore or Chevrolet Trax?

2022 Buick Encore | Collierville, TN

If you need a small SUV for driving your family around Collierville, Tennessee, or commuting to work, the 2022 Buick Encore and 2022 Chevrolet Trax are both great options. To decide which of the two is better for you, check out their key differences.

Trim levels

The Buick Encore has a single trim option: Preferred. The Chevy Trax, meanwhile, gives you the choice between the LS and LT trim levels. The Encore Preferred is more akin to the Trax LT.

Interior amenities

The cabins of the SUVs are largely the same, both having plenty of space for everyone to get comfortable. However, the Trax is the only one to offer a leatherette seat trim, which adds elegance to the interior.

The Encore alone comes standard with QuietTuning™ technologies to make for a more peaceful ride. In addition, it features a 4.2-inch Driver Information Center that’s a bit easier to view than the 3.5-inch display in the Trax.

Safety tech

Both models come standard with the Rear Vision Camera and offer available Rear Cross Traffic Alert to make parking a breeze. Only the Encore, though, has Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, and Lane Departure Warning as available options for more peace of mind.

Learn more about these SUVs by scheduling test drives in them at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

2022 Chevy Silverado Will Get Off-Road ZR2 Package

2021 Chevy Silverado | Collierville, TN

If you love to take your pickup truck off the beaten path, then you’ll love this: Chevrolet has announced the refreshed 2022 Silverado will get the ZR2 treatment, which will launch this fall.

The off-road ZR2 package is currently offered on the Colorado, turning the playful midsize truck into a rugged, all-terrain machine. Chevy hasn’t said what the ZR2 package will add to the Silverado 1500, but we can use the Colorado’s own features to extrapolate.

On the Colorado, the ZR2 package adds a 2-inch lift, front and rear locking differentials, and a 3.5-inch wider track. Prototypes and leaked details for the Silverado ZR2 suggest the new truck will feature Multimatic DSSV dampers, 35-inch all-terrain tires with larger rubber than currently used by the Trail Boss model, and probably some extra convenience tech as well.

For example, the Colorado ZR2 has a standard rear vision camera, hill-start assistance, and trailer sway control. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Silverado ZR2 go down the same path.

Automakers have been raising their off-roading game in recent years and the Silverado ZR2 is just the latest addition to the growing roster of hardcore pickup trucks. When it launches, you’ll be able to get your hands on it at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick at Collierville, Tennessee!

Tips for Driving Safely in the Summer Rain in Collierville, TN

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Here in Collierville, Tennessee, we enjoy warmer weather than many parts of the country all year long — and we escape the worst of the winter. However, the heavy rains during the warmer months can prove dangerous for drivers. Equip yourself with these tips for driving safely in the summer rain.

  • Stay Home: The surest way to stay safe during a rain storm is to stay off the roads altogether. If you’re already out, consider stopping into a store until the storm passes or pulling over until the downpour clears up.
  • Replace Your Wipers: Hot summer temperatures can wreak havoc on the soft rubber of your windshield wipers. Make sure you’re inspecting your wipers once a month, as well as before you take a long trip. If they need to be replaced, schedule a service appointment here at Sunrise Chevy Buick GMC at Collierville to help ensure you have maximum visibility on your travels.
  • Stop Cruising: If a summer rain storm starts when you’re using cruise control, you should turn it off to ensure you’re fully paying attention and that you’re getting the best traction possible. You should also slow down, since rainy roads mean that you’ll need a bit more time to bring your vehicle to full halt.

Contact the service department at Sunrise Chevy Buick GMC at Collierville to make sure your tires, brakes, and wipers are in the right condition to handle rainy weather this summer.