If you are looking for a fast, fun ride to take on adventures but don’t want to break the bank, consider the models on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “30 Fastest Cars Under $30K in 2021.” Three Chevrolet models made the list, thanks to their exciting performance features, power, and low prices.
U.S. News commended the 2021 Colorado for its fantastic combination of price, performance, and weight when you opt for the rear-wheel-drive WT trim equipped with a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine reaches 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque while reaching a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.
The 2021 Silverado 1500 made the list, thanks to its affordable WT trim with a regular cab, long bed, and rear-wheel drive. The outdoorsy truck’s 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 engine generates 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque when mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Camaro has a low price while still providing a thrilling driving experience when you choose the 1LT trim. The Camaro 1LT comes with a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission paired with an available 3.6-liter V6 engine. The fun-to-drive sports car achieves 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque.
The Chevrolet Silverado HD has picked up yet another accolade for being one of the most dependable heavy-duty trucks on the market. J.D. Power ranked the Silverado HD at the very top of the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment in its recent 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study.
The Vehicle Dependability Study determines which vehicle are the most reliable by surveying owners of three-year-old vehicles in different segments. The study looks at more than 177 problems, ranging from technology to mechanical issues, and it asks owners about the specific issues that they’ve experienced with their vehicles.
From this data, J.D. Power determined that the Chevy Silverado HD was the most reliable model in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. This pickup proved its dependability with its advanced technology offerings, including smart safety features, infotainment technologies, and trailering technologies. Compared to competitors like the GMC Sierra HD and Ram HD, the Chevy Silverado HD simply has more functional and longer-lasting technology options throughout.
When you buy a new Chevrolet, it will likely come standard with the advanced Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. This system gives you the features you need to stay connected and in control on the go. Here are some of the best features you can expect.
The system usually has a 7-inch touch screen, though some models may offer larger screens, like 8 inches or even 10.2 inches. You can use the touch screen and potentially steering wheel controls to utilize different features.
To help you stay connected to your family and friends, the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System will include Bluetooth® audio streaming along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Using these features, you can make a phone call, check your messages, and access different smartphone apps.
If you choose an enhanced version of the system, you may also gain a connected navigation system and in-vehicle apps. Some versions also have wireless capabilities, so you don’t have to plug in your smartphone.
Whether you are driving around Garland, Texas, or driving farther away, you can stay connected to do the things you love with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. Find out more about Chevy technologies and features by scheduling a test drive at Jupiter Chevrolet.
One of the coolest new options for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the available Multi-Flex Tailgate. This new tailgate makes the truck’s Durabed an even more versatile and capable truck bed by offering six unique configurations.
The primary gate functions like a traditional tailgate. It can be opened using a button on the tailgate, the key fob, or a switch inside the cabin.
Primary gate load stop
This position is ideal for hauling longer items, like wood planks. Simply lower the primary gate and then flip up the load stop to secure items.
Folding inner gate
With the primary gate lowered, you can also fold down the inner gate to get closer to the cargo box. This is ideal when loading heavier items or reaching items that are further back in the bed.
You can fold the inner gate into a full-width step. With a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds, it is perfect for getting in and out of the bed.
Inner gate load stop
When loading two tiers of cargo, you can use the inner gate load stop to secure longer items stacked on top of shorter items.
Inner gate work surface
The inner gate work surface is great when working at a job site or when your family needs another surface at your campsite.
With so many options to choose from, buying a used car can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. To find the used car that works for your family as well as fits your budget, keep these simple tips in mind.
Set a budget
You can find a used car at pretty much any budget point, so setting a budget will help you narrow down your options. Whether you are looking for an off-road truck or a family-friendly SUV, you can find the right pre-owned vehicle for the right price. By sticking to a budget, you may even be able to purchase a used vehicle at a higher trim level or with some extra features that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
Check the history
To have peace of mind when choosing your vehicle, be sure to check the vehicle history report for each car you’re interested in. This report gives you details about the car’s title history, previous owners, the record of maintenance, and any collisions it was involved in.
Select a reputable dealer
To make sure you’re getting a reliable car, it’s important that you shop at a reputable dealer, like Jupiter Chevrolet. Here, we make sure to offer a wide selection of used vehicles that you can count on to drive your family safely.
If you’re looking to better organize your Chevrolet SUV, the glove box is a great place to start. Be sure to place the following items inside the compartment to have them within easy reach and get the most out of this convenient storage area.
To make trips to the grocery store or gas station more sanitary, it’s a good idea to use some hand sanitizer or travel wipes. Both items easily fit inside your SUV’s glove box.
You never want your phone to run out of battery, especially in emergency situations. That’s why you should store your phone’s standard charger or a portable charger in your glove box so that you can keep your phone fully powered at all times.
The glove box is a great place to store important documents, such as your proof of insurance, automotive registration, and a copy of your driver’s license. Other items you may want to have on hand include lists of your medications, emergency contacts, and any allergies your family has.
No matter how long you’ve had your Chevrolet SUV, always keep your owner’s manual in the glove box. You never know when you might have questions about different components or need to look up what a light on your dashboard means.
If you need any assistance caring for your Chevy or want to find a new family hauler, give us a call at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.
One of the great things about living in Texas is the amount of breathtaking scenery to be explored. If you’re looking for something special to do with the family, consider packing your Chevrolet vehicle with your essential road-trip gear and heading out on a road trip along one of these scenic drives in Texas.
On the Lonesome Highway, you’ll pass through the Guadalupe Mountains and get to know their stunning, rocky cliffs. This route — which follows Highway 180 from Carlsbad to El Paso — is a great choice when you want to get some peace and quiet in a beautiful area. There’s hardly a sign of civilization around, so make sure the gas tank is full and you’re stocked up on essentials beforehand.
Occasionally known as River Road, FM 170 runs along the Rio Grande and offers up gorgeous views of the surrounding desert. This is a great scenic drive to take if you and your family enjoy looking out for different Texas plant life since you may see many cacti and Big Bend Bluebonnets. To access this desert route, hop onto FM 170 anywhere between Study Butte and Presidio.
As the second-largest canyon in the country, Palo Duro Canyon is an amazing feature of Texas. Highway 207 passes by the canyon, making it the perfect road trip route for checking out some incredible views of nature.
We at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, hope you enjoy taking a scenic drive with your loved ones. If you need any maintenance before your journey, make an appointment at our service department.
Whether you plan to take a scenic drive to see holiday lights with your family or simply want to improve your commutes this winter, listening to an audiobook is a great way to enjoy the ride. Check out one of these fantastic audiobooks during your holiday drives.
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
While most families are familiar with “A Christmas Carol”, it’s well worth listening to Tim Curry narrate this classic holiday tale. The magnificent narration combined with the heartwarming story is enough to put even the biggest Scrooge in the holiday spirit.
“My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories” by Stephanie Perkins
If your family has tweens and teens in tow, this audiobookis an excellent holiday distraction for short drives. The audiobook is comprised of 12 different short stories written by popular Young Adult authors and edited into one collection by Stephanie Perkins.
“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” by Samin Nosrat
If you’re interested in improving your cooking this winter, you can learn how to do so with this audiobook. During your holiday drives, gain insight into preparing different meals for your family. Then, try your hand at these meals while at home.
We at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, hope you have a fantastic holiday season. If there’s any way we can assist you at this time, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has massively improved its capabilities for work and play, bettering its trailering capabilities and tailgate flexibility. With these latest changes, the pickup truck makes it easier to complete hands-on projects and more convenient to go on family road trips.
Your 2021 Silverado 1500 is a more versatile option, thanks to its new available Multi-Flex Tailgate that offers six different functions to match your needs. Whether you need a workspace to finish putting together your fishing gear or better access to the truck bed, the Multi-Flex Tailgate has a function for you. Simply press the two buttons on the tailgate or use the key fob to adjust it as you wish.
Not only are two engines of the Silverado 1500 gaining huge upgrades in towing capacity for the 2021 model year, but the truck is also adding innovative trailering technologies. The Trailer Length Indicator helps make sure you have adequate room to switch lanes when driving with a trailer. The Rear Trailer View also now comes with a Trailer-Angle Indicator and guidelines to assist you when backing up your trailer.
When you’re ready to upgrade your ride, you have a lot of options — not just for which new car to purchase, but for what to do with your old one. Although you could sell your old vehicle, there are many great reasons to trade in your car instead.
A hassle-free experience
When you sell your old car to someone, there are a lot of tasks involved, sometimes even after the deal is done. For instance, if there’s a problem with the vehicle after the purchase, a private buyer might ask you to pay for repairs. Meanwhile, when you trade in your vehicle at the dealership, the dealership becomes responsible for the vehicle. You can walk away knowing that the deal is done and final.
A convenient process
The trade-in process is as simple as bringing your old vehicle to the dealership and leaving with a new one. Selling your car to a buyer is not nearly as easy since it involves communicating and meeting with potential buyers as well as filling out paperwork.
A fresh start
You may think that you have to finish paying off your old vehicle before you can get a new one, but that’s not always the case. Lots of times, dealerships will take a trade-in even if you haven’t finished paying it off. They’ll contact your lender and pay off the rest of your loan as part of the deal, leaving you with a clean slate.
Interested in making a trade? Contact us at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, to begin the trade-in process and learn about the cars in our inventory.