If you have been driving your current vehicle for at least a year, you likely have a great feel for how it normally handles. When something changes, even if its subtle, you should pay attention to those differences as it might indicate a problem. Here are four signs your car’s transmission needs service. If you do need service, schedule an appointment at Jupiter Chevrolet today.
Sweet burning smell. If you notice a sweet or tart smell coming from your vehicle, this could be a sign of burning transmission fluid. If the fluid is burning, it could be overheating, or there could be a leak that is dripping onto other hot engine components.
Leaking fluid. Transmission fluid is usually a clear, red fluid. If you notice a red, sweet-smelling puddle beneath your vehicle, you likely have a transmission fluid leak.
Check engine light. There are many reasons why your check engine light can turn on and one of those is transmission problems. There are sensors throughout the engine that are designed to detect any irregularities and trigger that light. If the check engine light comes on, your best bet is to have your vehicle inspected.
Shaking during gear shifts. Most modern vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission. The gear shifts tend to be smooth and almost imperceptible. If you feel shaking while your car is shifting into gear, this could be a transmission problem.
With the announcement of the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Bison, we are gearing up for outdoor adventures. Chevrolet is producing this new truck with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) and giving the Bison some incredible off-road capabilities. Here are some of the features we are looking forward to the most.
Front and rear bumpers
If you plan to go off roading, you are going to bump into a few things. The ZR2 Bison helps you avoid more serious bumps with its steep front and rear bumpers. These bumpers also include heavy duty recovery points and integrated step pads. You can even add an available winch to the front bumper.
The ZR2 Bison helps protect vital vehicle components with its five hot-stamped boron steel skid plates. These cover the fuel tank, transfer case, and front and rear differential.
Standard on the ZR2 Bison is the 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. If you are looking for something else, it is also available with the 3.0-liter Duramax® diesel. This year, the Duramax® engine comes with some upgrades including an increased output of 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque.
Improved off-road stats
When compared to the standard Silverado ZR2, the Bison has an improved approach angle of 32.5 degrees and an increased departure angle of 23.4 degrees.
With a complete redesign, the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado enters its third generation. It is set to be more versatile, capable, and powerful than ever with exciting new features. It will be coming to Jupiter Chevrolet early next spring.
Here are some of the utility features that we are most excited about:
All Colorado models come equipped with a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine. However, there are three output options to choose from.
Standard: 237 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque.
Turbo Plus: 310 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.
High-Output: 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.
The 2023 Colorado comes with up to five driving modes. These include Off-Road, Terrain, Baja, Tow/Haul, and Normal.
Off-Road Performance Display
For the best off-road capabilities, choose the available Off-Road Performance Display. It monitors your real-time performance with an altimeter, g-force, 3D pitch and roll, and other metrics.
Every Colorado comes standard with an 11.3-inch infotainment touch screen. This comes equipped with the latest Chevrolet Infotainment system and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.
The Colorado makes it easy to monitor your surroundings with a best-in-class 10 available camera views. These views include segment-first underbody cameras to keep an eye on your wheels as you traverse rugged terrain.
Your car is an important part of your life. Unfortunately, there may be times when it doesn’t look its best. Show your car how much you love it by giving it a thorough cleaning. A clean car not only looks good, but it is worth more, too. Here are some simple products you can use to keep your car clean.
Seat gap filler
How often have you dropped your phone in that annoying space between the driver’s seat and the center console? Until car designers create an alternative, try out a unique seat gap filler to save your phone and prevent crumbs from collecting under your seat.
Back seat cover
If you have a dog or two who rides in your car with you, you likely have some dog hair floating around. A back seat cover can help keep your upholstery free from dog hair and muddy paws.
Do you hate paying for car vacuums at the car wash? Save your quarters and buy a vacuum designed just to keep your car clean. Look for one with various attachments to reach between tight spaces and a HEPA filter to remove dust.
If you have leather upholstery, you need to take special care of it. Use a specially formulated leather cleaner to remove stains, dirt, and oil from your leather seats.
Performance enthusiasts know that the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one of the American auto industry’s best representatives on the world stage. But the new Chevy Corvette Z06 has more to offer than just raw performance. It’s also packed with cool technology features that help everyday drivers tap into that performance while improving daily livability.
Magnetic Selective Ride Control 4.0
This standard suspension system provides the perfect blend of track-focused performance and road-going comfort. Because the Z06 adjusts the shock absorbers in response to the road surface almost every millisecond, it doesn’t have to compromise between responsiveness and ride quality.
Driver Mode Selector
Many cars have driving modes, but few have a drive mode selector quite as powerful as the new Chevy Corvette Z06. It can adjust more than a dozen features on the fly including the launch control, electronic limited slip differential, stability control, and more.
A Multi-layered dashboard
The interior of the Corvette is truly high-tech thanks to a layered dashboard combining an 8-inch touch-screen with a performance multi-information display. It also comes with a Performance Data Recorder that enables you to record your driving feats.
Interested in the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06? Check out our other blog post about its top performance features, and call Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, to pre-order yours!
The long-awaited moment has arrived at last. The mid-engine Corvette Z06 has finally been revealed and we can’t wait to share with you some of its best qualities. These are the Chevy Corvette Z06 performance features we’re most excited about.
Unique front and rear fascia
It’s the first time the Corvette Z06 has a different front and rear end compared to the Stingray. Designed to optimize the car’s higher cooling needs, it also means that Z06 owners will stand out from other ‘Vette drivers.
Carbon fiber wheels
The more carbon fiber, the better. These 20- or 21-inch wheels help save 41 pounds in unsprung mass (mass not held by the suspension). Expect the Z06 to deliver some truly impressive performance gains in part thanks to these ultra-lightweight wheels.
A new naturally-aspirated V8 engine revs up to an 8,600-rpm redline and features facing-style dry-sump oiling. It’s a version of the same engine that has powered the GT3-spec Corvette endurance racing car since 2019. In other words, its performance and durability are assured.
Z07 performance package
Chevrolet says this new package helps the Corvette generate 734 pounds of downforce at 186 mph, more than any Corvette in the past. There’s a lot more to the package, and to the Z06 in general, so make sure to call us at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, for all the details! (And check out our other blog about the car’s coolest tech features!)
For many families, summertime is packed with family road trips to visit friends and family and tour new destinations. One road trip staple is a good supply of snacks. While it can be tempting to grab bags of chips and candy, healthy snacks can leave you feeling better once you reach your destination.
Here are some great healthy road trip snack options.
Cheese and crackers
This snack time classic is a great option for the car. Cheese is easy to pack into a cooler and it offers lots of protein to keep you feeling full longer. Try healthier cracker options, like seedy crackers that come with more fiber.
When the sweet cravings hit, munch on some dried fruit instead of a bag of candy. Dried fruit is non-perishable making it a good choice if you can’t take a cooler. It also comes packed with vitamins and flavors.
If you want to make your own snacks ahead of time, consider making energy bites. These portable snacks are full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. There are a variety of recipes to choose from, however, we think these Tahini Maple Oat Bites sound particularly delicious.
Pop some popcorn ahead of time or buy some pre-popped bags. Popcorn is a whole-grain snack that is healthier than many people realize. You can sprinkle on your favorite seasonings for added flavor.
When buying a new vehicle, most people want something not just functional, but stylish and versatile, too. The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a stylish SUV that can add a lot of excitement to your life. It is available now at Jupiter Chevrolet. Here are some of our favorite Trailblazer features.
Two-tone color palette
Most Trailblazer trim levels are available in two-tone color combinations. Choose from bold choices like Nitro Yellow Metallic combined with Summit White or Mosaic Black Metallic with Crimson Metallic.
The Trailblazer comes standard with advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam® High Beam Assist, which are part of the Chevy Safety Assist tech suite. This can help you feel confident that the Trailblazer will help keep you and your family safe on your travels.
While the Trailblazer may be a small SUV, it comes with plenty of interior space for cargo. Like other vehicles, you can fold down the second row of seats. However, the front passenger seat also folds flat. This lets you carry items up to 8.5 feet long. The rear cargo area also has a reversible two-tier cargo storage system for added versatility.
Learn more about the 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.
Even though we’re located next to the mighty metropolis of Dallas, there’s also an abundance of fun to be had right here in Garland, Texas. Here are three of our favorite Garland attractions and activities.
Resistol hat plant tour
Have you ever wondered how a cowboy hat gets made? Schedule a tour of the Resistol hat plant and find out! Resistol is world-famous for its handsome hats, and they’ve been manufactured right here in Garland since 1938.
Surf & Swim and Hawaiian Falls
If you need to cool off this summer or have some fun with the whole family, Garland is home to a pair of great water parks. Surf & Swim is located in Audubon Park, while Hawaiian Falls Garland can be found several miles to the north in Cecil Winters Park.
Downtown Garland is one of the city’s top destinations for shopping, dining, and the arts. The fine eateries here serve everything from Thai to barbecue. While you’re here, you can also shop for antiques or flowers, enjoy a spa treatment, or take in a show at the Granville Arts Center.
What are your favorite things to see and places to go in Garland? Let us know next time you visit Jupiter Chevrolet for a service appointment or vehicle purchase!
Even when the weather is cool, turn your air conditioner to its coldest setting and run it at least once a week for several minutes. It’s also a good idea to run it on defrost to clear moisture from the system.
Replace the cabin air filter
The cabin air filter helps keep the air clean inside your vehicle, but over time, it’s going to get dirty and clogged. Replacing it regularly with a new one will help to promote good airflow and help your AC operate more effectively.
Get regular service
Having your air conditioner serviced every year can head off problems before they get expensive or catch you by surprise. Our team at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland will check the refrigerant, compressor, fan, and other system components to make sure they’re clean and working the way they should. If necessary, we can even recharge your system so it continues to operate at its peak.
Whether you’re having issues with your AC or want to get ahead on maintenance, we’re here to help. Contact the Jupiter Chevrolet service team, and we’ll fit you in for an appointment!