2019 Buick Encore, Envision Named on 20 Safest Small SUVs of 2019 List

2019 Buick Encore

The 2019 Buick Encore and 2019 Buick Envision might be considered small SUVs, but they go big when it comes to safety. These two Buick models were recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s the 20 Safest Small SUVs of 2019 list.

To determine the smalls SUVs that earned a place on this list, U.S. News & World Report editors went through crash test ratings, while also examining standard and available safety features. The list includes both premium and mainstream crossovers.

For the Encore, this recognition came in thanks to its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety scores of four stars on the rollover tests and five stars in all other tests. It offers consumers a standard rearview camera, along with available driver-assistance features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and front and rear parking sensors.

Like the Encore, the 2019 Envision was also recognized for its NHTSA safety rating. It received five stars in the side crash tests and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. The Envision comes with a standard rearview camera, but also offers standard rear parking sensors and GM’s Teen Driver system, allowing you to monitor your teen driver’s driving habits. Other available features include a 360-degree camera, a head-up display, and many driver-assistance technologies.

Stop into Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick to see the award-winning Buick Encore and Buick Envision and experience them firsthand.

Tips for Test-Driving A Used Car

Test Drive

You’ve decided that you want to purchase a used vehicle, which is a great way to save money and value. But how do you go about test driving it? Here, we give you a few tips for test-driving a used car to help make the process easier.

Give it a good once over — inside and out. Before you even get into the car for a test drive, make sure you look it over. Examine its exterior for any rust or scratches, including its windshield. Make sure that the tires are in good condition and that there is a spare. Inside the vehicle, check out how well the upholstery has held up, the fit of the panels, and all of the electrical components.

Listen closely. When you get to driving, listen to various components to help detect any issues. Is the engine purring along like it should? Do you hear a screeching sound every time you hit the brakes? There are certain sounds that can indicate issues with the vehicle, so make sure you pay close attention.

Get a second opinion. If you’re not sure about the quality of the vehicle, then get someone that you trust to give it a go, too. They can either confirm the used vehicle isn’t as great as it should be or that it’s fine.

If you’re ready to test-drive a used vehicle, stop into Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick — we’ve got a huge and great selection of high-quality pre-owned vehicles.

Add OnStar Coverage to Your Vehicle This Winter

Chevy Malibu Interior

Winter presents some of the most dangerous and difficult road conditions that drivers face, making driving in the wintertime a stressful endeavor. To feel more confident behind the wheel during the cold months, you should add OnStar® safety and security coverage to your Chevy or Buick vehicle, ensuring that you’re covered for whatever you may need on the road.

OnStar® safety and security services

OnStar® coverage gives you both access to critical services while on the road as well as peace of mind. While driving in the snow, freezing rain, and/or on icy roads, services such as Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, and easy push-button access to an OnStar® advisor make you feel like you have help at the ready if you need it. Whether your car’s battery fails or you require emergency services, OnStar® will provide you with whatever help you need. You’ll even be grateful for OnStar®’s Turn-by-Turn Navigation service, which makes for easy navigation so you can focus on driving.

Eligibility and enrollment

OnStar® coverage is available on any eligible and properly-equipped Chevrolet or Buick vehicle from the 2006 model year or newer. To enroll, either push the blue OnStar® button in your vehicle and inform the OnStar advisor that you’d like to enroll or visit activate.onstar.com.

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Chevrolet Offers Three Months of Free OnStar® Coverage this Winter

OnStar

More than 19 million Chevrolet customers are eligible to receive up to three months of complimentary OnStar® coverage starting Jan. 9. The offer provides drivers with access to essential services like Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, Emergency Services, and Crisis Assist, all of which provides extra confidence when driving in the snow.

“These services can help Chevy customers drive with confidence during some of the most dangerous times to be on the road,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “With OnStar, we’re bringing peace of mind to owners, knowing that an advisor is ready to help.”

OnStar® is accessible through the Chevrolet touchscreen or phone apps. To receive your free three months, you need only press the blue OnStar® button in your vehicle and tell the advisor that you’d like the complimentary OnStar® Safety & Security offer. You’ll get one month regardless and two additional months if you put a credit card on file for monthly renewal.   

The offer is good through Jan. 23 and any eligible and properly equipped Chevrolet 2006 or newer qualifies. If you have any more questions about the OnStar® Safety & Security, OnStar® services, or the latest Chevrolet vehicles, stop into Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick.

Silverado V8 Engine Named to Wards 10Best List

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has already pulled down a major award with its 6.2-liter V8 engine earning a spot on the 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines list. With Dynamic Fuel Management technology, the 6.2-liter V8 delivers exceptional power without sacrificing efficiency with 17 different cylinder patterns to optimize performance in all driving situations.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Efficiency

“General Motors’ thundering 420-horsepower V8 in the Silverado exemplifies how engineers continue to find ways to improve efficiency without giving up something in return. DFM determines 80 times per second exactly how many cylinders require fuel to meet power demands. And, incredibly, it uses as few as two cylinders to propel the full-size pickup down the highway,” writes Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “The truly amazing part is the cylinder deactivation is imperceptible, so seamless that the only thing the driver notices is fewer stops at the pump.”

Power

The 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 is the most powerful gas V8 engine in the segment, and it’s just one of five unique engine offerings in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Lineup. The available 5.3-liter V8 also features Dynamic Fuel Management, and a late-availability 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo Diesel promises to deliver top-of-its-class diesel capabilities.

Cargo

The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the most advanced and impressive Silverado ever built, and not just because of its deep engine lineup. Featuring Durabed, which offers best-in-class cargo bed width and length and up to 20 percent more cargo volume than the competition, the Silverado is the next chapter in Chevrolet’s 100-year truck legacy.

To see more of the award-winning 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, stop into Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick for a test drive.

Chevrolet Camaro Concept Features New Shock Yellow Color

Chevrolet recently announced a new concept car headed for the 2019 SEMA Show. Painted a brand-new shade of what’s been termed “Shock Yellow,” the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro concept was teased ahead of the show with slick photos that show off its new color and front-end styling.

Concept Car

Fresh Look

“There’s a fresh look for the 2019 Camaro, which is restyled, reinvigorated and offers more choices and new technologies,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Car and Crossover Marketing. “It’s the perfect canvas for personalization, and the new Shock color and available accessories demonstrate only some of the possibilities customers have to make the Camaro entirely theirs.”

New Parts & Accessories

The true purpose of the Camaro Shock Yellow Concept is to advertise some new parts and accessories Chevrolet buyers can nab. Enthusiasts will be able to purchase the new accessories next year directly through Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick and other dealers across the country. Parts advertised include a Brembo® six-piston front brake kit, suspension upgrades, cold-air intake kits, and even Recaro® seats.

Shock Yellow

There’s also big news for those who like the shade of paint on the Chevrolet Camaro concept. Shock Yellow will be available as an option on the 2019 model-year Camaro, in addition to new available cosmetic upgrades released with the new Chevrolet Accessories line. Want to be one of the first to see it in person? We here at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick can make it happen — let us know and we’ll make sure you’re one of the first to take the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro for a test drive.

The Best Haunted Houses Around Bolivar

The season of scares is upon us — you can tell by the pumpkins adorning stoops, the sudden proliferation of cobwebs on shrubbery, and that hard-to-describe chill in the air that’s started to settle in the bones. If you’re ready to take all this spookiness to the next level, Bill Roberts Chevy Buick has compiled a quick list of our favorite Halloween events and haunted houses around Bolivar.

Haunted House

Wolfman’s House of Screams

Open until All Hallows Eve, Wolfman’s House of Screams is a Bolivar favorite. With amazingly scary animatronic beasts of all shapes and sizes, tasty carnival fare, and skin-crawling scares hidden throughout the grounds, you’ll definitely have frightening fun at Wolfman’s.

Storie’s Pumpkin Patch

Looking for some daytime fall fun? Catch your breath and slow your racing heart at Storie’s Pumpkin Patch. Storie’s is a great spot for the whole family, with activities like a hay tube slide, barrel train, hay maze, and, of course, the titular pumpkin patch.

RIP at Myer’s Inn

Head over to Carthage for some carnage at the terribly terrific and terrifically terrible haunted house, RIP at Myer’s Inn. Myer’s Inn is a 12,000-square-foot haunted hotel that’s bursting at the seams with pure terror, the perfect place for anyone who loves all things seriously scary.

Know what’s not scary? The selection at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick. Stop in and we’ll make sure you get a frighteningly good deal.

Next-Gen 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Features Tons of New Towing Features

The next-gen 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 is guaranteed to meet your needs on and off the worksite, boasting an array of powertrain options and advanced capabilities. If your planning on towing often, you’ll be happy to know that the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 will feature new towing and hauling features to elevate your trailering experience.

Chevy Silverado 1500

MyChevrolet® Trailering Phone App

All new light-duty Silverado models will offer myChevrolet® trailering app capability, which offers convenient features like pre-departure step-by-step towing guides, trailer light testing, and more directly in the app.

Advanced Trailering System

The Advanced Trailering System is meant to make towing an easier process and offers multiple smart systems to do so. The system includes Auto Parking Brake Assist, which helps keep your truck and trailer hitch aligned, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, which adds an additional line to your Rear Vision Camera system and helps you get your hitch in the right position, and an optional Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which automatically monitors the tire pressure and temperature of your trailer tires.

Trailer Camera Package

To help maximize your visibility while trailering, the all-new Trailer Camera Package includes the standard Rear Vision Camera along with two side view cameras on the side view mirrors. You can also add a fourth camera to mount on your trailer for even greater visibility.

Want to know more about the exciting 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500? Stop by Bill Roberts Chevy Buick and we’ll tell you what to expect — including when you can take one for a test drive.

Drive-In Movie Tips and Tricks

The drive-in is a classic part of summer. If you’re looking to relive your childhood, follow these easy drive-in movie tips for a fun, carefree night with the whole family.

Drive-In Movie

Bring Activities

Going to the drive-in isn’t the same as going to a movie theater. You’re allowed to get out of your seat and play around, so it’s a good idea to bring stuff to do for your kids.

Bring Warm Clothes

You’ll probably get to the drive-in before dark, while it’s still hot outside, but once the sun sets you’ll get chilly fast. Make sure you have sweatshirts and blankets to keep you warm after the sun goes down.

Bug Spray

It’s summer, and you’re going to be in the middle of a big open field at the drive-in. You definitely need to bring bug spray, especially if you want to keep your kids from getting eaten up by mosquitos.

Have a Way to Listen

You can tune into the movie’s audio with your radio, but that means you’ll have your car battery running the whole two hours you’re there. If you’d rather play it safe, bring a portable, battery-charged radio for easy listening.

Eating and Getting Rid of Food

You’re going to be at the drive-in for a while, so don’t forget to bring snacks. But make sure you have a garbage bag to get rid of chip bags, plastic bottles, paper plates, and napkins.

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What to Bring to the Drive-In Theater

All you need for the drive-in theater is a ticket for entry and a comfortable, spacious vehicle from Bill Roberts Chevrolet. But you can enhance any trip to the drive-in with some extra supplies. Here are five things to bring to the drive-in theater this summer.

Drive-In Theater

Cash

Many drive-in theaters will only accept cash at the concession stand and/or the front gate. Bring plenty of cash with you so that you’ll have enough for snacks and refreshments throughout the night.

Activities

If you want prime seating options, you’ll want to arrive to the drive-in early. If this is your plan, make sure to bring activities to keep people entertained while you’re waiting for the movie to begin, like coloring books, Frisbee, or a football.

A Portable Radio

Drive-in theaters broadcast the sound to the movies through FM radio signals. You can use the radio in your car for this, but if you prefer sitting outside you’ll need a portable radio to hear the audio.

Chairs

You might be happy to spend the entire movie inside of your car. But, if it’s a clear night it’s also enjoyable to sit outside in the open and watch the movie from there. Bring lawn chairs for everyone for an easy second seating option.

Blankets and Pillows

Summer nights can drop to pleasant chilly temperatures. A light blanket and a few throw pillows will ensure that everyone stays cozy throughout the movie.

Searching for a new car to take with you to the drive-in theater? Visit us at Bill Roberts Chevrolet and browse our model showroom.