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...
The holiday season often includes driving to visit friends and family in the Greensboro area. It also means heavy road traffic. Also, this year's low gas prices mean many people will probably choose to drive this holiday season so stay alert while driving and learn to spot and avoid hazards using these tips. These driving tips can help you motor with confidence this holiday season.
Use Defensive Driving Tips
Defensive driving means taking reasonable action to prevent a collision. But defensive driving starts before you even get on the road. Checking weather and road conditions in advance helps you plan a route and know what to expect along the way. It's also important to pack the car with basic supplies. A first aid kit, flares, snacks and blankets ensure you're ready for...
Cooler evenings have arrived to Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro drivers may encounter slippery roads, higher winds and cooler temperatures.
Take advantage of this time of year to make sure your vehicle is ready for the fall weather. Also, October is Fall Car Care Month so now it is the perfect time to give your vehicle some TLC. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, Bill Black Chevrolet Cadillac recommends five proactive steps to make sure your car is ready for fall driving. Basic car care goes a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of a vehicle.
1. Battery - Keep the battery connections clean, tight and corrosion-free. Cold weather is hard on batteries, so it's wise to check the battery and charging system....
The Silverado and all-new Colorado, Suburban and Tahoe offer available Chevrolet MyLink systems with a 4.2-inch diagonal color screen or available 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen. Use Bluetooth wireless technology to gain hands-free, eyes-on-the-road, voice-activated control of your communication choices. Bluetooth wireless technology easily syncs up to 10 devices.
Simply pressing a steering-wheel button gives your voice the power to make phone calls, play music or navigate stored destinations using available MyLink with Navigation. The center-mounted, 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen lets you store up to 60 favorite phone numbers, radio stations or destinations. Include everyone in your playlist - Chevy MyLink collects music from all USB-connected devices into one library...
Back to School season is here and with it a flurry of activity to establish a routine that works with everyone's schedule. Supplies have been bought, clothes tried on and it's time to drive the kids to school each morning.
Back to school commutes also means more drivers on the road with potential traffic slowdowns and mishaps. We can't predict gridlock patterns but you can take care of your vehicle with these maintenance tips.
Batteries should be replaced every three to five years. If your car has trouble starting or the electrical system (headlights, radio, wipers) is on the bum, the battery or alternator could be the problem. You also should look for corrosion or stains on the battery. These are all signs of a leaking battery or evidence it's on its last legs. A...
The 2016 Chevy Malibu is better than ever.
The messaging says it all: Get Used to the Attention
Here at JK Chevrolet, we think the Chevy Malibu is GM's answer to a midsize sedan that is roomy enough for everyday driving with updated styling that outshines previous versions.
Car and Driver gives it strong points for new styling and an updated grill. Both key features that will turn heads. "With handsomely styled sheet metal and an aggressive front end, the Malibu is set to slice through the tedium that permeates the world of family sedans. The interior has more rear-seat legroom than before, while the materials and overall design lend an upscale look. Under the hood is a 160-hp turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder; a 250-hp turbo 2.0-liter four is optional. Both have front-wheel...
Before you pack up the car and fill up the tank, read these tips to get your car ready for the next road-trip. You can do most of these yourself and if not, Bill Black Chevrolet Cadillac recommends having your vehicle inspected by a certified service technician one to two weeks before your trip to so you have a piece of mind and don't get stranded by car issues. Also, put together a car kit with supplies in the event of a vehicle breakdown.
A roadside emergency kit can ease the pain and reduce the hassle of such breakdowns.
Check Radiator Fan Belt
One of the easiest ways to diagnose problems with a radiator fan belt or serpentine belt is simply to look at the condition of the belt. A worn or slipping belt will usually show signs of damage such as fraying or cracking, and can easily...
Trailering the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1550 and the Chevy Tahoe
Summer is here which means you may be towing a boat or camper on your next road trip. Bill Black Chevrolet Cadillac has compiled this guide with towing tips for the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1550 and the Chevy Tahoe.
Towing a boat or a camper?
The most important factor when choosing a vehicle for towing a boat is to know how much your boat and trailer weigh together. As a quick rule of thumb, the average 21-foot boat trailer is between 500 and 1,000 lbs, while most boats in this size range hover in the 4,000 to 5,000 lbs range. This means you'll want a vehicle that is rated to tow between 4,500 and 6,000 lbs in total. Both the Silverado and Tahoe meet this requirement.
If you plan to tow a camper, larger pop up campers that come with a kitchen sink can weigh well over a ton, while the...