Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Rockland

Saint Patricks Day in Rockland, ME

Rockland, Maine knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Here’s a look at four fun destinations that are perfect for St. Paddy’s Day.

Rock Harbor Brewing Co.

Not only can you ring in the holiday with beer and delicious food, but you can also taste Rock Harbor’s wide variety of local beer. Choose from seven of the company’s latest brews to add flavor to your day.

Byrne’s Irish Pub

For Irish fun on St. Patrick’s Day, come to the pub that opened on St. Patrick’s Day. You can get Irish food and beer on the big day. If you miss out, don’t despair — the pub does Irish favorites and music all year long.

Sterling Public House

For a night out with tons of food and local brews available, the Sterling Public House is for you. At this family-run establishment, both founders have experience running top-quality restaurants and breweries. What could be better? At the Sterling Public House, you can sample Maine’s local craft beers. Consider trying Common Wit, one of the establishment’s signature brews.

Ada’s Kitchen

We know, an Italian pub for St. Patty’s Day? But did you know that St. Patrick had Italian parents? So Ada’s Kitchen knows how to throw a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Come for Irish twists on their Italian classics. Also, they’re having Happy Hour all night.

At Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck, we’re excited to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the Rockland community.

Check Out the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition | Rockland, ME

Chevrolet recently introduced the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition, a striking truck with a wide range of features. Pairing with the Carhartt brand, Chevy first introduced a Silverado HD Carhartt edition back in 2016 at the SEMA show — however, the production model has been in the works until now. We can’t wait to see this truck on the road.

The features on the 2021 Carhartt Special Edition model include a Mosaic Black Metallic exterior, Carhartt badging, all-terrain tires, a Carhartt-branded tonneau cover, tow hooks, and other practical amenities. There’s also two-tone leather seating on the interior. The new special edition model is built the features you’ll find on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab with a Z71 off-road package. This includes skid plates, Hill Descent Control, and specially tuned Rancho shocks.

“This truck represents a true collaboration of our brands coming together to create a durable, purpose-built truck for people who not only work hard on the jobsite, but also live a rugged lifestyle,” said Janet Ries, the VP of Marketing at Carhartt.

You’ll be able to drive the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt sometime soon, as this truck is scheduled to hit the market in the fall of 2020. The Carhartt and Chevrolet partnership is just one of many that lets the Chevy brand offer truly unique special-edition models to its customers.

You can always check out the latest Chevy models at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

Chevy Supports Troops with New Infantry Quad Vehicle

Infantry Squad Vehicle | Rockland, ME

Everyone knows that the Chevrolet Colorado is a serious off-road beast. And everyone knows that Chevrolet is all about supporting American consumers and the American military. So, it should come as no surprise that GM is basing a brand new Infantry Squad Vehicle on the Chevrolet Colorado, and this impressive ride has specs that will get every off-road enthusiast excited.

 

The new infantry squad vehicle from GM Defense is based on the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup, specifically the ZR2 Bison trim. The new vehicle will be an exceptionally capable off-road truck able to take on the toughest conditions imaginable, thanks to a combination of commercially available and entirely custom parts, such as jounce shocks, Multimatic DSSV dampers, and custom underbody skid plates.

 

Under the hood, the new military-grade Chevy will boast an advanced 2.8-liter diesel engine. This will be much more than just a high-powered off-road vehicle, though. The new infantry squad vehicle will be spacious enough to carry nine soldiers and plenty of military gear while cruising at high speeds. The vehicle will also need to fit into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, be sling-loaded by a Blackhawk helicopter, and tough enough to withstand some seriously rugged terrain.

 

While we won’t see such an incredible vehicle on normal roads anytime soon, the US Army hopes to get about 650 of these impressive squad vehicles sometime in 2020.

 

You can find your off-road dream machine at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

WardsAuto Places 2019 Chevrolet Blazer on Wards 10 Best UX List

2019 Chevrolet Blazer | Rockland, ME

The editors at WardsAuto revealed the 2019 Wards 10 Best UX list, which honors vehicles with user-friendly technology. Thanks to its intelligent driver-assist features and infotainment system, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer earned a place on the list.

The WardsAuto editors drove 23 vehicles on their daily commutes when selecting vehicles for this list. The editors assessed the usefulness of the vehicles’ technologies and specifically looked at safety equipment, display screens, voice control, navigation and smartphone integration. 

The editors appreciated the infotainment system in the 2019 Blazer. The system’s 8-inch touch screen was praised for its high placement on the dash and its easy-to-see icons. The SUV also has the Marketplace app for convenient shopping.

The OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection earned praise for its reliability. Plus, the SUV’s HVAC vents were notable for being easily adjustable and allowing you to select the optimal temperature and fan speed.

The editors also liked the safety and driver-assist technologies in the Blazer. Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced, Forward Collision Alert, Forward Automatic Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning all work to give you more peace of mind on drives.

You can learn more about the technologies in the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer when you take it out for a test drive at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

The All-New GMC CarbonPro™ Adds Durability to the Truck Bed

2019 GMC Sierra AT4 1500

The all-new GMC CarbonPro™ adds durability, functionality and more to truck beds. The GMC Sierra CarbonPro™ Editions are available on the 2019 Sierra AT4 1500 and Sierra Denali 1500.

The CarbonPro™ bed is both strong and scratch-resistant, so it can handle heavy loads. When compared to traditional steel beds, the CarbonPro™ bed weighs 25% less, taking off around 60 pounds from the vehicle’s mass. Despite its lower weight, the bed increases the cargo volume by 1 cubic foot.

The CarbonPro™ bed also has indentations that allow you to conveniently transport bikes. Plus, at the front of the bed, there are two additional tie-down locations, which make it easier to secure cargo.

Thanks to its durable design, the bed lets you save on spray-in bedliners and rear wheelhouse liners since they’re no longer needed. Overall, the payload for a truck with a CarbonPro™ bed is at a minimum of 59 pounds higher, so you can carry more for large jobs.

CarbonPro™ will be more widely available on the 2020 GMC Sierra AT4 1500 and Sierra Denali 1500. We at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck encourage you to take the Sierra AT4 1500 and Sierra Denali 1500 out for test drives to see how the CarbonPro™ bed can benefit you.

The All-New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Gets Exciting Upgrades

2020 Chevy Silverado HD

The Chevrolet Silverado is already a popular and impressive model, thanks to its powerful performance and capability. Now, Chevrolet is introducing the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, which has all the fantastic features of past models and more.

For the 2020 model year, the exterior of the Chevrolet Silverado HD has new standard towing mirrors to make towing a breeze. The mirrors have a forward-facing spot lamp, side-view mounted cameras and a four-bar-link system.

The truck’s bed has also been improved. The BedStep system makes it easier for drivers to gain access to the bed. The available 120-volt power outlet, available automatic two-speed transfer case and power up-and-down liftgate also enhance the bed.

Two strong powertrains are available for the 2020 Silverado HD. The standard 6.6-liter gasoline V8 engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission to reach 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. For an immense amount of power, the 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission to achieve 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

We at Fuller Chevrolet GMC have proudly added the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD to our lot. Take the truck out for a test drive and try out the innovative new features for yourself.

2020 Chevy Silverado HD

Teen Driver Technology Now Alerts Teens to Buckle Up

Teen Driver Rockland ME

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 parents.”

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.

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Two Chevy Trucks Named “Best Trucks For Families In 2019”

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 GMC Sierra Available in Mexico

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

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.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

Two GM Models Say Farewell to Manual Transmission

Chevy Colorado

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 transmission.

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.