Chevy Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 Win Racing Titles | Garland, TX

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 | Garland, TX

When you think of Chevrolet vehicles winning races, your mind probably goes to legendary sports cars like the Corvette and Camaro. However, the Chevy Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 also deserve that reputation, as they recently earned the revered Best in the Desert title thanks to their performance in the Cal City Desert Challenge.

This marks the second win in a row for the Silverado ZR2, as well as the fourth consecutive win for Colorado ZR2.

“It has been another expectation-shattering season, with the championships for the Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2,” stated Roger McCormack, director of Accessories and Performance Parts Marketing. McCormack credits both Chad Hall Racing and the Chevrolet engineering team for these massive successes.

By participating in the Cal City Desert Challenge, these trucks helped test and validate 15 factory-made components that are available at Chevy dealerships like Jupiter Chevrolet. They’re designed to improve your truck’s ride, handling, and durability. So whether you’re looking to install Multimatic long-travel DSSV dampers and jounce shocks or a steel driveshaft and a tie rod sleeve system, modifying your Chevy truck is as easy as placing an order with our parts department.

Want to get behind the wheel of your very own desert-running truck? Check out our parts department and consider test driving the Chevy Silverado ZR2 and Colorado ZR2 right here at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.

How to Tell if Your Chevy Needs New Brake Pads

How to Tell if Your Chevy Needs New Brake Pads | Garland, TX

Brakes are one of the most important safety features of any vehicle. Among the many components that make up a brake system, brake pads are susceptible to the most wear and tear and need to be replaced at regular intervals. The following are some of the signs that your ride may need new brake pads.

The car squeals when you brake

Brake pads are intentionally designed to squeal after they have been almost completely worn down. If you hear a squealing noise when you brake, that means it’s time to come in for maintenance. If you wait too long, that squealing will turn into grinding.

The brake pedal vibrates when pressed

In driving conditions that lead brakes to overheat, it’s possible for brake pads to become warped, also known as “glazing.” Consequently, you may feel a vibration or pulsation when using the brake pedal.

The car pulls to one side when you brake

Brake pads don’t necessarily wear down at the same rate. If one pad gets thinner faster than the pad on the other side, the car may pull in one direction when you use the brakes. Get that checked before it puts unnecessary stress on the steering mechanism.

There are other ways to tell that your brakes may need maintenance, like hearing a clicking noise, or simply being able to tell that the brakes don’t work as well as they used to. If you notice any of these symptoms or just suspect you have a braking issue, schedule a service appointment at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas. We’ll get your Chevy sorted out.

Chevy Traverse Ranked Among Best All-Wheel-Drive SUVs of 2021

2022 Chevrolet Traverse | Garland, TX

The availability of all-wheel drive is one of the reasons that SUVs are the most popular type of vehicle at the moment. But not all AWD systems are created equal, or SUVs that use them. According to U.S. News & World Report, a few stand out above the others — including the new Chevrolet Traverse, which it featured in its list of the 12 Best All-Wheel-Drive SUVs in 2021.

The midsize Chevy Traverse is a three-row SUV with room for up to eight people. Under the hood, it has a 310-horsepower V6 engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. On all but the base L trim, AWD is an available option, giving the vehicle enhanced traction when accelerating in low-grip conditions.

When AWD is equipped, the Traverse also comes with a Drive Mode Selector that lets the driver choose between FWD and AWD. This makes it possible to enjoy AWD capability when you need it while still getting the enhanced fuel economy of FWD when extra traction isn’t necessary. The AWD system also comes with an Off-Road setting.

According to U.S. News editor Jim Gorzelany, the Traverse’s suspension “delivers a pleasingly smooth ride over all but the most pockmarked pavement.” In other words, it’s a great SUV regardless of whether it has AWD or not…but it does have AWD if you want it. Learn more about the Chevy Traverse by paying a visit to Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas!

New Features for Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban in 2022

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe LT | Garland, TX

For the 2022 model year, the rugged and impressive Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are getting more technology and more power. These popular SUVs will come with more standard safety features, improvements to infotainment technology, and more mechanical options.

The 6.2-liter V8 option has been a popular powertrain option on both the Tahoe and Suburban. In 2022, this option will be available on three more trims, the RST, Z71, and Premier. It comes standard on the High Country trim. This engine delivers 420 horsepower and comes with a dual exhaust and Dynamic Fuel Management that helps optimize efficiency.

Improving visibility for the Tahoe and Suburban, both SUVs will be available with up to 13 unique camera views. These views will be helpful while hitching up a trailer, navigating through narrow spaces, or even while driving. You can use the available transparent trailer view that lets you “see through” your trailer if there is another vehicle coming up from behind.

Another updated technology feature is a large 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument cluster. This comes standard on the LT trims and above on both the Tahoe and Suburban. You can choose from four layouts and customize what information you would like to see.

For additional security, these SUVs now come standard with Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Front and Rear Park Assist.

Learn more about the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.

How to Prepare for Towing with Your Chevy Model

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Towing Boat | Garland, TX

If you drive a Chevrolet truck or SUV and plan to do any towing, you need to prepare your vehicle before you hit the road. Read these tips to make sure you are safe and secure before you start towing with your Chevy model.

Check your tires

Towing puts additional pressure on your tires. Check the tire pressure and the condition of all the tires on your vehicle and on your trailer. If your trailer has been stored outside, inspect the tires carefully for dry rot or cracking.

Keep up with maintenance

Towing makes your vehicle work harder than usual. To help avoid any potential engine problems, make sure your Chevy is up to date with its maintenance. This should include an oil change, the condition of your brakes, transmission fluid, and engine coolant.

Check your hitch

Make sure the ball on your trailer hitch is the size you need for the coupler on your trailer. One major cause of towing accidents is incorrectly sized hitch balls.

Be prepared

Just like any other driving situation, you need to be prepared for potential problems. You need at least one spare tire for your trailer along with a lug nut wrench that fits your trailer’s wheels.

Don’t forget safety chains

Always attach the trailer safety chains before your start driving. Cross them in an X shape underneath the hitch instead of running them straight. When they are crossed, they will hopefully catch the trailer tongue instead of it falling into the road, if the hitch should fail.

Get a closer look at the Chevy models that can help with your towing needs at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.

How to Get the Most Money for Your Trade-In at Jupiter Chevrolet

2021 Chevrolet Suburban | Garland, TX

When you are ready to purchase a new vehicle, you likely have to get rid of your old one first. While you could spend lots of time and energy selling it yourself, trading in your old car at the dealership is simpler, faster, and can even help you save money on your next purchase. In order to get the most money for your trade-in, follow these tips.

Clean the exterior

A car or truck that looks good on the outside is automatically more appealing than one covered in mud and dust, so give your vehicle a good wash before trading it in. Don’t forget to clean your wheels. You might also consider taking care of minor dents and scratches.

Declutter the interior

Take some time to clean out the inside of your car too. Throw out any junk and remove all your personal items. Wipe down the hard surfaces and try to clean any stains on the upholstery. And be sure you only use products that are appropriate for the surfaces in your car.

Handle minor repairs

Consider taking care of minor, inexpensive repairs like foggy headlights. Don’t worry about more expensive repairs, like fixing damaged wheels or major dents, since these are often cheaper for the dealership to do.

If you’re interested in trading in your current car and replacing it with a new Chevy, visit Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.

Chevy Colorado Is One of the Best Off-Road Trucks in 2021

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 | Garland, TX

If you’re in the market for a new truck to take on adventures both on and off the road, consider the Chevrolet Colorado. Kelley Blue Book recently named the 2021 Colorado ZR2 to the top of its list of the 15 Best Off-Road Trucks in 2021.

This midsize pickup comes fully stocked with off-road equipment so it’s ready for whatever lies on the path ahead. It features a 2-inch suspension lift, segment-exclusive Multimatic™ dampers, front and rear locking differentials, skid plates, rock sliders, and aggressive off-road tires.

Under the hood, the Colorado ZR2 comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. This is more than enough power to get you through a thick mud pit or up a steep, rocky slope.

In addition to its impressive off-road capabilities, the Colorado ZR2 will keep you and your family riding in comfort. It has a roomy cabin with supportive seats to keep you in place while navigating difficult terrain. It’s also easy to stay connected while inside the Colorado thanks to the standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility as well as the optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot.

Schedule a test drive in the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado today at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, to check out its features and capabilities for yourself.

Make the Chevrolet Trailblazer Part of Your Next Camping Trip

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer | Garland, TX

Is camping a big part of your life? The next vehicle you buy should reflect your love of the great outdoors — and that’s just what the Chevrolet Trailblazer does. This small but rugged SUV was recently named one of The 16 Best Cars for Camping in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report. 

The Chevrolet Trailblazer is surprisingly roomy inside, providing 39.4 inches of rear legroom for any friends or family members you bring along. If it’s just you and one other person, you can fold the rear seats down to gain 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space for tents, packs, and more. For the 2022 model year, the Trailblazer also adds an option for roof rack cross rails so you can carry gear on the roof.

Whether you’re camping at a nearby spot like Ray Roberts Lake or heading farther away from Garland, Texas, the Trailblazer makes it easy to stay connected with a 7-inch touch screen, smartphone compatibility, and built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot capability. Six Chevy Safety Assist features come standard to keep you safe on your adventure.

If you’re going off the beaten path, consider the ACTIV trim with available AWD. This model gives you a suspension tuned for off-roading, a front skid plate for protection, and 17-inch sport terrain tires.

To learn more about the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer and why you should take it on your next camping trip, stop in to see us here at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland.

Chevy Blazer, Colorado, Camaro Win AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2021 Chevrolet Blazer | Garland, TX

AutoPacific recently announced its 2021 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards — and three Chevrolet vehicles were among the winners. The Blazer, Colorado, and Camaro were all rated highly by their owners for comfort, performance, looks, and more.

To determine these awards, AutoPacific surveyed nearly 90,000 vehicle owners, having them rate what they liked — and didn’t like — about their new vehicles. Those results, which cover 36 different categories, are weighted by importance and used to determine top-scoring models for each segment.

Blazer

The Chevrolet Blazer won in the Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV segment. Owners loved its sporty and powerful performance, aggressive-looking design, and easy-to-use controls.

Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado topped the Compact Pickup segment. The Colorado’s capability, power, and exterior styling were rated highly by owners as well as the truck’s comfortable and intuitive cabin.

Camaro

In the competitive Sporty Car segment, the Chevrolet Camaro emerged as the victor. This iconic muscle car is beloved by owners for its powerful and thrilling dynamics, intimidating style, and thoughtfully designed interior.

If you’re looking for a vehicle that offers a satisfying ownership experience, it’s hard to go wrong with a Chevrolet. Experience the award-winning Blazer, Colorado, and Camaro for yourself — along with many other high-quality Chevy models — when you visit Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.

Signs Your Chevy Is Due for New Tires

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer | Garland, TX

If you plan on doing a lot of driving this summer, you’re going to want to be sure that your Chevy is up for the task. Having healthy tires is essential for safe driving, so you’ll want to heed these signs that might suggest your Chevy is due for a new set.

Failing the penny test  

When your tires don’t have the proper amount of tread, you won’t get the kind of consistent performance your Chevy should deliver. What’s more, it can actually be dangerous to drive on tires with insufficient tread. To make sure you’re getting what you need from your tires, try the penny test. Put a penny in the treads of your tires with Abraham Lincoln’s head pointing downward. If you can see the top of his head, you need new tires.

Bulging and cracking

You should be inspecting your tires regularly to be sure they’re properly inflated and in good health. If you see bulging or bubbling on a tire’s sidewall or a significant amount of cracking in the rubber, you have a tire that’s at a higher risk of going flat or blowing out. Avoid driving on tires with these symptoms at all costs.

Not sure if your tires are in the shape they should be? Leave it to the certified service experts at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas. We’ll help you keep your current tires healthy with regular rotations and balancing, and we can quickly and easily replace your old set when it’s time.