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.

Reasons to Anticipate the Electric Chevrolet Silverado

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After years of conspiracies and dreams, Chevrolet finally announced that they will be producing an all-electric version of the Silverado. Keep reading to find out more about the new Chevrolet Silverado and why the experts at Sunrise Chevrolet at Collierville, Tennessee, think you should be excited.

Long Overdue: The new Chevrolet Silverado has been in the works for some time now, and many truck lovers were antsy to see what the first true all-electric pickup would look like. This announcement comes following GM’s announcement that it plans to offer 30 EVs by 2025 and intends to be carbon-neutral by 2040.

American by Birth: General Motors is deeply ingrained in American culture, which is why its red-blooded workhorse Silverado was bound to have a star-spangled pedigree. The electric Chevrolet Silverado will be produced in Detroit, Michigan at the innovative Factory ZERO that is expected to receive a $2.2 billion makeover.

Go for Miles: The all-new Silverado is expected to have a range over 400 miles, which is perfect for commuters and road-trippers alike. GM continues to invest in fast-charging stations across the country, and your Silverado will be able to “fill up” using the ever-expanding EVgo network.

If you can’t wait for the electric Chevrolet Silverado to arrive, visit Sunrise Chevrolet at Collierville, Tennessee, to browse our current selection of Silverado 1500 trucks.

How to Keep Your Kids Quieter on Family Road Trips

Keep Your Kids Quieter on Family Road Trips | Collierville, TN

Road trips are a time-tested way to break away from your routine, relax, and form memories that will last a lifetime. But all of that can turn sour in an instant if your children decide to be rambunctious, disobedient, or just plain loud. So, we compiled a few tips to help keep your kids quieter on family road trips this summer.

Throw on a family-favorite flick

Many of GM’s vehicles — including the family-friendly Chevrolet Tahoe — offer a Rear Seat Entertainment system designed to keep your kids occupied when you still have miles to go before reaching your destination. It allows you to plug in a variety of devices into the set of 12.6-inch screens via USB and HDMI ports and even stream content through the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot. So, pop on one of their favorite movies or shows and let the hours pass in peace.

Develop their sense of direction

Exploring the streets of Collierville and beyond is a great opportunity to teach your kids how to memorize a route. If you have a compass — or if there’s a digital one built into your vehicle — try to direct your youngsters to pay attention to when it changes, and then relate that to the most recent street sign you passed. If it works, they may not have to rely on a GPS as much when it’s their turn to hop behind the wheel.

Play a game

Lots of kids love games, and engaging with their curious and competitive nature is a great way to keep them from getting bored and restless. The most popular standby is certainly “I Spy,” but if you really need to lower the volume, it’s hard to beat the “Silent Game.”

If your vehicle needs a bit of attention before you set off on your next family road trip, the service experts at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville can have you riding happy in a snap.

Tips for Driving Safely in Collierville During Spring’s Rains

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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.

If you need new wiper blades or other services this spring, schedule a maintenance appointment at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

Chevy MyWay: A New Way to View Your New Car

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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.

Chevy Camaro and Corvette Named ‘Best Muscle Cars’ of 2021

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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 Reveals OnStar Insurance

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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.

Fairer shopping

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.

Discount opportunities

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.

Collision assistance

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.

Chevy and GM Named “Most American-Made” Vehicles

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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.

If you want to drive a vehicle that’s proudly American-made, check out our extensive online inventory of GM models here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.

New Trailer Features for 2021 GMC Sierra

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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.

If you want to see how these advanced features work for yourself, swing by Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC and test drive a properly equipped 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 today.

Chevy teases the 2022 Bolt EV and EUV

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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.