Chevrolet has been helping to protect teens on the road with Teen Driver technology. Now, Chevrolet is adding the all-new Buckle to Drive feature to Teen Driver as a way of reminding teens to fasten their seat belts before driving.
Seat belts are an important safety feature in vehicles. While
it’s the law to buckle up, many people don’t, especially teens, which can be
dangerous. That’s why Buckle to Drive is standard on the 2020 Chevrolet
Colorado, Malibu and Traverse.
Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet safety engineer, says, “My hope is
that Buckle to Drive will help guide more young drivers to wear their seat
belts and encourage positive conversations among teens, their peers and
Buckle to Drive is integrated into the already-existent Teen
Driver system, which lets parents monitor their teens’ driving. This allows
parents to see what their teens do well and what they can improve on. With
Buckle to Drive, teens are unable to shift out of park for up to 20 seconds if
they don’t wear their seatbelts. Furthermore, if teens press their foot on the
brake pedal before they’re buckled up, audible and visual alerts will remind
them to fasten their seat belt.
We at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck care about the safety of you and your family. We encourage you to take a test drive and ask us about vehicle safety features.
Chevrolet just keeps on giving us more and
more reasons to love their vehicles.
The most recent reason? Two of their trucks,
the 2019 Chevy Silverado and the 2019 Chevy Colorado, recently ranked on the
U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best Trucks for Families in 2019.”
The 2019 Chevy Colorado earned its place on
the list for a variety of its amenities. Critics highlighted its impressive
lineup of available engines, its swath of advanced technological features, its
comfortable interior, and its smooth overall driving performance. To keep
passengers happy and entertained, the 2019 Colorado even comes standard with
Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® Streaming.
The U.S. News and World Report judges also
lauded the 2019 Chevy Silverado for its spacious and family-friendly qualities.
They reported that this Silverado 1500 is “the best full-size truck you can buy
for your family.”
Both the Silverado and the Colorado come
standard with the Teen Driver system. Teen Driver helps parents to keep an eye
on young drivers’ roadside habits, while enabling them to limit volume and
maximum speed settings. Chevy has also equipped both models with a host of
driver-assist technologies, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change
Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Celebrate the Silverado and Colorado models’ latest awards when you test-drive them here at Fuller Chevy GMC.
General Motors has been focusing efforts on
the Mexican market, expanding its already-hefty consumer base. After launching
the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and Cheyenne in Mexico just a short while
ago, GM has also brought the all-new GMC Sierra to the country, fulfilling its
goal of bringing the next generation of the pickup truck to the Mexican market
within the first quarter of 2019.
However, Mexico is only getting three models from the Sierra trim lineup: the SLE Regular Cab, AT4 Crew Cab, and Denali Crew Cab. All models will be produced at the GM Silao plant. AT4 and Denali models will hit the market first, though the SLE Regular Cab model will soon begin production. Even with the limited number of models available, the GMC Sierra will offer features for a variety of lifestyles — the SLE Regular Cab is focused on practicality and capability, the AT4 is optimized for off-roading power, and the Denali is a range-topping luxury truck.
The AT4 and Denali trims of the all-new GMC
Sierra launched in Mexican markets on March 30. The Sierra SLE Regular Cab will
follow suit after it completes production at the factory in Silao. With two
powertrain options and more cabin and storage space than other offerings on the
market, the GMC Sierra is sure to appeal to the consumer base in Mexico.
Test-drive the 2019 GMC Sierra for yourself when you stop by Fuller Chevy GMC Truck.
Pickup trucks are one of America’s most
popular vehicle types, but within the truck segment, there’s one configuration
that’s not such a big seller: trucks with manual transmissions. That’s part of
the reason why GM is phasing out the manual transmission option on the Chevy
Colorado and GMC Canyon this year.
Both trucks were originally offered with a
six-speed manual transmission paired with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder manual
transmission. Per GM, the consumer demand for this configuration was just too
low for the automaker to keep offering it.
Now, for the 2019 model year, WT models of the
Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon will have a six-speed automatic transmission.
At higher trim levels, drivers can pair the six-speed automatic transmission
with a 3.6-liter V6 engine or a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. At these
trims, drivers can also select the available eight-speed automatic
If you’re a fan of manual transmission trucks, it’s understandable if you feel a tinge of sadness at this news. However, we’re not so upset about it here at Fuller Chevy GMC Truck. Modern trucks offer plenty of performance-enhancing technologies that pair well with automatic transmissions to deliver a more engaging driving experience. Experience the contemporary performance of automatic-transmission trucks when you stop by our dealership to test-drive a new 2019 Colorado or Canyon model.
Chevrolet made waves at the 61st annual
Daytona 500 this weekend when the brand brought the first-ever Chevrolet
Silverado pace truck to the track. Trucks have never before been used as the
opening pace car for the race, meaning the all-new 2019 Silverado made its mark
on history last month when two-time champion Dale Earnhardt, Jr. drove it
around the track.
The pace truck, equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine
under the hood, churned out a maximum 420 horsepower. However, that wasn’t the
most powerful Silverado to make its way to Daytona Beach. The new 2019
Chevrolet RST also debuted on the race track as part of the NASCAR Gander
Outdoors Truck Series. Based on the Chevrolet Silverado TrailBoss trim, the RST
is one of the most award-winning pickup trucks on the track to date.
The weekend of Feb. 13-15 was an exciting one
for NASCAR fans overall, but especially for the Chevrolet pickup truck lineup.
The event enabled the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to reach a wider
With a range of powerful engines and
off-roading features, there’s plenty of options to make the Silverado more
powerful and fun to drive. Stop by Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck to experience the
Silverado truck firsthand.
The GMC Sierra 1500 debuted a refreshed design
last year, and now its big brother is next in line for an upgrade. The 2020
Sierra Heavy Duty pickup truck will feature many of the added technologies
found on its smaller sibling, but with all the capability and toughness
associated with the heavy-duty truck segment.
Some of these technologies included in the redesigned
GMC Sierra HD are the ProGrade Trailering System, rear-camera mirror, and
MultiPro six-function tailgate. Drivers who pair the exclusive trailering
system with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine will find their truck capable
of towing up to 30,000 pounds. The engine option, mated to a 10-speed Allison
transmission, churns out 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
More information is still forthcoming about the GMC Sierra HD. We eagerly await information on a new gasoline engine, which is reportedly on the way. A video featuring the 2020 Sierra Denali HD equipped with the fifth-wheel towing package showed it hauling a 225,000-pound, 80-foor yacht, hinting that we may see a huge increase in towing capacity in the near future.
The new GMC Sierra HD will also see the
inclusion of new 2020 AT4 models, GMC’s off-road truck lineup. While the AT4
brand has been offered on the Sierra 1500 before, it will soon extend to the
2020 GMC Sierra HD.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on the next-gen Sierra 1500 or the 2019 Sierra HD let Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck know.
All Wards 10 Best Engines must be available in a car for priced
under $64,000, produced in the U.S., and that shows significant improvement
over previous model years. The winners are determined by a variety of factors,
from horsepower to technology to fuel economy to how loud an engine is.
Wards was so impressed with the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8
because of its use of Dynamic Fuel Management, a technology that improves fuel
economy by reducing or increasing the amount of power delivered by an engine
depending on the current driving situation. DFM constantly works to determine
how much power is needed and adjusts seamlessly 80 times per second, using
anywhere from two cylinders to all eight.
The 2019 Silverado is the first to use Dynamic Fuel
Management as opposed to Active Fuel Management, which alternates between four
cylinders and eight cylinders, compared to DFM’s 17 possible cylinder modes.
With the engine’s 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the new Silverado delivers incredible fuel economy without giving up the slightest bit of performance. Find it at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.
Since its reintroduction in America in 2014, the Chevy
Colorado has been making waves. This redesigned midsize truck arrived on the
scene and immediately revolutionized the midsize pickup segment, offering high performance,
smarts, and off-road capability to drivers. Since the Colorado’s exciting
reintroduction, it has sold more than 428,000 units.
To celebrate the massive Chevy Colorado popularity and its fourth birthday back in the states, Chevy is adding two new special editions to the Colorado’s already impressive lineup. The new Z71 Trail Runner is an off-road vehicle at heart, offering an array of features that will make you feel confident on whatever terrain you traverse. This special edition builds on the features of the Colorado Z71 – which includes Z71 Off-Road Suspension and an automatic locking rear differential – and adds front and mid skid plates for extra underbody protection, standard 17-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires for superior traction, and more.
The second special edition is the stylish RST, which has a
sleek and sophisticated presence for city driving. The street-smart RST takes
design cues from other RST trims across Chevy’s model lineup, offering elegant
exterior and interior finishes like a monochromatic exterior offset, a black
tailgate bowtie, and 20-inch low-gloss black wheels.
In the Colorado, drivers are given a never-before-experienced type of truck — one that is sophisticated, easy to drive, and adventurous all at once. The current Colorado model — which you can find at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck—boasts best-in-class 308 horsepower and best-in-class towing of 7,000 pounds. It’s no surprise the Colorado is so popular.
You can already feel it in the air: winter is just around the corner. Before hitting the road in the cold, it’s important to follow these simple steps to properly winterize your car.
Check your oil
Cold weather causes motor oil to thicken up and become less effective. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to switch to thinner oil that delivers optimal performance even when the temperature drops below freezing. Fortunately, this is an easy, inexpensive step you can take to keep your car running well all winter.
Install snow tires
Despite what the name suggests, all-season tires aren’t your best option in cold weather. Instead, consider installing a dedicated set of snow tires, as they provide better traction and performance in cold, snowy driving conditions.
Wash and wax
Keeping your car clean isn’t just about looking flashy. In fact, hitting the car wash and applying a protective layer of wax is one of the best ways to protect your vehicle’s exterior against corrosive materials like salt that tend to build up on car bodies over the winter.
Stow emergency items
Finally, it’s important to stow some emergency items in your vehicle in case of a cold-weather breakdown. You should always have non-perishable food and water, a blanket or two, and a battery-powered cellphone charger in case of emergency.
Of course, another good idea is to get your car checked here at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck. Our friendly service staff would be happy to make sure you are cold-weather fit.
Fall is in full-swing, which means winter is just around the corner. Each season bears its own list of essential automotive maintenance tasks, and there are certain car care duties you can perform to keep your car running in tip-top shape. Here are a few fall car care tips you should address this season to prepare your car for winter.
Check your tires: The hot roads and pavement during summer can be tough on your tires, so you will want to check your tire treads and make sure they’re not too worn now. You will also want to check tire pressure, as fluctuating external temperatures can cause the air pressure and inflation to drop.
Check vehicle lights: Since the sun sets earlier in the fall and winter months, it’s important to make sure all your lights are working for nighttime driving. Check the bulbs and clean off hazy glass.
Check windshield wiper blades and fluid: Hot summer weather can dry out your wiper blades, causing them to streak and not work as effectively. Fall is the perfect time to replace your wiper blades so you can improve visibility during rainy fall weather and winter snow storms.
Check heating and defroster system: Not only does the heating system keep you and your passengers warm, but it also keeps your windows defogged.
Check battery: To start your vehicle in the cold, it’s necessary to have a charged battery. Have your battery and charging system checked in the fall to make sure you’re good to go when the weather gets colder.
If your vehicle needs seasonal maintenance work done to it, bring it to the Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck service center. We’ll make sure your car is ready for autumn.