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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.