Buying your new car from a Greensboro Chevrolet dealer means starting out with a clean slate. Your new car is delivered in optimal operating condition. But it is up to you to do your part to keep it running like new for as long as you own it. New cars are expensive, but if you want to avoid the headaches that come with breakdowns, you need to maintain it properly from day one. It's best to bring your Chevy in for regular maintenance, but when you can't, here are some things you should check.
Chevy Under the Hood Maintenance
Your engine is the heart of any vehicle you buy. It is also the most important place for you to keep a close eye on overall maintenance. Your owner's manual has a recommended maintenance schedule inside that you need to follow closely. Not only will this help...
When you are looking at the various used car dealerships in Greensboro, there are five important pitfalls you should avoid when buying a used car to ensure you are getting the right car. When you come to Bill Black Chevrolet, you can count on us to provide you with a used car that is sure to give you many years of reliable service. But not matter where you shop, there are several things you need to be aware of to make sure you get a great deal.
Don't Get Stuck on One Used Car
One of the hardest things to deal with when shopping for a new or used vehicle is getting caught up in the excitement. It can be all too easy to fall in love with the first car you see, but this may not always be the right decision. You need to look at several different vehicles, take them for a test drive and...
Did you know Chevy offers several special editions of the beloved Silverado? These editions offer amazing features that make your driving experience even better.
The first of the special editions is the Rally version. The Silverado Rally 1 Edition sports racing stripes on hood and sides of the truck as well as 20" black wheels. Available on a Custom model with Double Cab. Rally 2 Edition includes 20" gloss black wheels, 4" round assist steps. Available on LT Z71 models with Double Cab or Crew Cab
Silverado and Silverado HD Midnight Editions
Take on the night in the Silverado and Silverado HD Midnight Editions. With the Z71 Off-Road Package, these dependable trucks perform as aggressively as they look. Bold Black accents command attention, and features like off-road...
Monday, August 21st is fast approaching! This date is when a Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun will take place over North America. It's the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States since 1979. A Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun is a complete cover up of the sun by the moon during the Full Moon cycle.
There are many kinds of eclipses - total solar, partial solar, annular, and lunar, to name the most common few. A total solar eclipse- well, these are extremely rare and extremely beautiful.
Also this total solar eclipse center line or 'path of totality' will stretch across the United States from Lincoln, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.
Summer makes for a great time to get out and enjoy what our state has to offer but that can also mean getting stuck in dreadful traffic. It's like come on we just want to get to the beach already and have some fun in the sun. Clearly, road congestion can be a headache, but here are some fun ways to stay sane if you do find yourself stuck in gridlock.
1. Catch up on your reading:
Now we don't mean reading an actual book, while driving, because that would be dangerous but more so Audio Books! I am sure you have all said, I wish I had more time to read and guess what this time stuck in a mess of cars makes it so you do!
2. Get Fit:
Yes we know what you're thinking, how on earth do you work out sitting in a confined space such as your car? Focus on fixing your posture and doing a...
It's summer and many car owners will take a Saturday to wash the family vehicle. Proper washing is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood areas of auto care, and sadly improper washing damages and dulls your vehicle's finish over time. Take a look at these tips from Bill Black Chevrolet to learn more.
Always Wash Your Car in the Shade
This will keep your car wash shampoo solution from drying on the car before it is rinsed off.
Use a Car Wash Shampoo
Car wash shampoos have come a long way since their introduction to the automotive detailing market. There was a time when we all just grabbed dish soap and went to work but those days are long gone. Dish soap is designed to eat away grease and food and while it works great for dishes we need to keep it in the kitchen! High...
You've taken the plunge and brought home your shiny new car or truck. It's a thing of beauty which you'll be admiring for a while every time you see it. You'll likely be hearing advice from friends and neighbors who stop by to see your new ride.
You'll want to protect your investment and performing simple preventative maintenance on your vehicle will go a long way.
Here are a few tips from Bill Black Chevrolet in Greensboro to take care of your new vehicle.
New brake pads on new brake rotors don't really require a break-in procedure. The texture deliberately left on the surface of the iron discs will grind down the fresh surface of the pad material within a few miles. Even so, refrain from high-speed stops or dragging the brakes for a few hundred miles.
There is nothing worse than being stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. While you might prefer to leave changing your flat to a professional, there may be a time you will have to do it yourself.
It's beneficial for Greensboro area drivers to practice changing a tire in your garage or driveway to ensure you're ready to handle this situation if it ever happens to you.
1. Find a Safe Location
As soon as you realize you have a flat tire, do not abruptly brake or turn. Slowly reduce speed and scan your surroundings for a level, straight stretch of road with a wide shoulder. An empty parking lot would be an ideal place. Level ground is good because it will prevent your vehicle from rolling. Never attempt to change your tire on a narrow shoulder near oncoming traffic. Keep...
Having a truck means you're probably using it to haul items for weekend projects, loaning it out to friends who are moving and packing it full of stuff if you use it as a work truck. The 2017 Chevy Silverado is a great choice for hauling and there is a reason it comes with such a large bed. Depending on the model you choose, you'll have anywhere from 53 to 76 feet of cubic space in the bed alone.
Even if you're not super organized it makes sense to think about truck storage since items can move around and it can be hard to locate items if you don't have a system in place. There are some great ways to organize your truck space and make the most of the truck's storage space. If you have questions about storage ideas and accessories the team at Bill Black Chevrolet can help you get...
Have you ever wondered what it's like to have it all? The all-new 2018 Equinox was designed with your needs and wants in mind. From style and technology to performance and safety, this versatile crossover SUV offers the complete package.
Style and function come together in the all-new Equinox. The sculpted exterior is completely redesigned from front to back. Plus, signature LED daytime running lamps make for an unmistakable presence everywhere you venture. And with an eye-catching spectrum of colors to choose from, you're sure to find the hue to match your tastes.
Equinox works hard for you. When you have your hands full, the available hands-free power liftgate opens with the simple motion of your foot. Not only that, a programmable memory height can be set for easy reach or to...
Happy New Year! We've all probably made some changes recently and vowed to get healthier, walk more, eat locally and more whole foods, spend less, and so on and so forth. But have you ever made a resolution when it comes to caring for your car? No? You're not alone, our vehicles usually fall to the bottom of our lists when we start thinking about changing for the better. However, you need your car in order to get to work, the gym, shopping, travel, little league. People naturally get overwhelmed at the thought of preventative car maintenance, but keep it simple with these New Year resolutions for your car.
I resolve to check on my car's tires and wheels.
A little wobble or vibration is not a minor issue, it means some part of your suspension is out of alignment and you're costing...
Football season is well under way and with football comes a favorite pastime - Cooking, eating and drinking in a parking lot full of fellow revelers, aka, tailgating. Carolina Panthers fans may have their favorite game day tradition and we're betting tailgating is in the mix.
Determining the food options may be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a tailgate, but there's another very important aspect to consider, the vehicle. Classic tailgating calls for a vehicle with room for tailgating and a fun crowd experience.
The Silverado 1500 isn't just a rugged, fuel-efficient, 12,000 lbs-hauling master, it's also a tailgate star. With the standard cargo box, the Silverado 1500 offers 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 feet of cargo area, and the long box extends the length to...