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.
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.
Chevrolet recently introduced the long-awaited 2021 Tahoe and Suburban — and these two full-size SUVs are now bigger, better, and more advanced than ever.
Both the Tahoe and the Suburban are built on a brand-new platform that incorporates an independent rear suspension for a smoother ride and more responsive handling. There’s even an available Air Ride Adaptive Suspension that lets you raise and lower the vehicle’s height. To go with the new ten-speed push-button automatic transmission, you can choose from three engines: a 5.3-liter V8, a 6.2-liter V8, and a new Duramax® turbodiesel 3.0-liter inline-six.
The 2021 Tahoe and Suburban come with lots of fresh tech, including a standard ten-inch color touch screen, an available 15-inch Head-Up Display, available 12.6-inch dual entertainment screens for the rear seat, nine available trailering camera views, and up to 30 safety and driver-assistance features.
Each model boasts significantly more interior space than previous generations. The smaller Tahoe benefits the most, adding three inches of second-row legroom and ten inches of third-row legroom to accompany an expanded 122.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The larger Suburban adds more than two inches of second-row and third-row legroom and offers 144.7 cubic feet of total cargo space.
The redesigned Tahoe and Suburban also get striking new exterior looks, including standard LED lighting, standard 18-inch wheels, and nine paint color options. Six trims are available: LS, LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country.
Starting this summer, you can test-drive the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban here at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville.
As engineering technology has improved, smaller engines are capable of delivering more efficiency and power than ever. That is why General Motors is adding two new three-cylinder engines to its U.S. lineup for the first time in over 20 years. These engines will make their debuts on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer and the 2020 Buick Encore GX.
With advanced turbocharger technology, these three-cylinder engines will deliver similar outputs to four-cylinder engines. The units will come with features like an active vacuum system, an electrically assisted wastegate system, and an electrically driven water pump. All these features, plus the 40-pound weight difference, should help deliver superior efficiency and performance over the four-cylinder engines.
The last time GM offered a three-cylinder, it was in the 2000 Chevrolet Metro. This 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine was only rated at 55 horsepower. By comparison, GM’s overseas three-cylinder options deliver around 155 horsepower. GM has yet to announce the official output ratings of the new 1.2- and 1.3-liter engines.
All of us at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville are we are excited to experience these new engines for ourselves. The 2020 Buick Encore GX should arrive within the next couple months, while the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is set to debut later this spring. We’d love to see you here to test drive either — or both — of these vehicles.
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