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.

On the hunt for a new vehicle to take to the drive-in? Visit us at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick and take a closer look at some of the great new vehicles in our showroom.

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.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engines Are Better Than Ever

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will offer a range of engine options that make it one of the most versatile, powerful, and fuel-efficient trucks in the industry. From Dynamic Fuel Management technology to an all-new engine option, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is an industry leader in efficiency and performance.

2019 Chevy Silverado

Power

A brand new versatile 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, replacing the outgoing 4.3-liter V6, gives a huge boost to the torque, giving the Silverado 1500 similar payload capacity to and higher torque than competitors from Ford and Ram. The new engine is also lighter than the previous one by 380 pounds, adding to its exceptional fuel economy, which is already stellar thanks to the gas-saving turbocharger.

Dynamic Fuel Management

The new Silverado 1500 will also boast Dynamic Fuel Management, an industry-first feature that saves gas by deactivating some cylinders when they aren’t needed for heavy tow and haul loads or rough terrain.

Adaptable

With 17 different modes of cylinder deactivation, the Silverado 1500 effortlessly adapts to driving conditions to give you the smoothest, most powerful ride possible when you need it, and unmatched fuel economy when you don’t. But because the system is torque-based, there’s no difference in the feeling of power between the four-cylinder and eight-cylinder modes.

Learn more about the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.

Amazon Key App Allows Delivery to Chevrolet Vehicles

Chevrolet is always working to create vehicles that offer the latest in connectivity and convenience technologies. The American automaker recently partnered with Amazon to take convenience to even greater heights. Chevrolet drivers can now have packages delivered directly to their vehicle thanks to the Amazon Key App.

Amazon Key App Allows Delivery to Chevrolet Vehicles

Direct Package Delivery

Thanks to the new Amazon-General Motors partnership, more than seven million drivers of 2015 model year and newer vehicles can have their packages delivered directly to their car. The convenience is free to Amazon Prime members with an OnStar® account.

Adding Value

“This is another example of how we provide customers with technologies that add value and enhance the ownership experience,” said Alan Batey, President of General Motors North America.

Set Up

Setting up deliveries with the Amazon Key App is a breeze. Owners simply need to link their Amazon and OnStar® accounts. After that, Amazon customers can shop online and select “In-Car” delivery when they’re ready to checkout.

It’s a Breeze

The Amazon Key App doesn’t require an extra data plan, new hardware, or anything in between. The system uses the existing built-in 4G LTE connectivity to lock and unlock the doors. Drivers will be notified via the app when the delivery is on its way to their vehicle. They’ll receive another notification once the package is in their vehicle.

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Interested in upgrading to a compatible model? Stop by Bill Roberts Chevrolet and take a closer look at all of the available models on our lot.

Chevy Will Reveal the All-New Silverado HD In Upcoming Months

For drivers who love the Chevy Silverado HD, you may be excited to hear that the brand recently announced that an all-new 2019 Silverado HD will be added to the lineup. This is the third all-new truck that Chevy has announced over an 18-month period, and the latest truck will join the 2019 Silverado 1500 and the 2019 Silverado 4500/5500/6500HD.

Silverado HD

What We Know

Although we don’t have all the details about the next-generation Silverado HD, there are a few things we do know. For example, Chevy says that the newest HD will be tailored for truck owners who want heavy-duty power and have specific priorities. In other words, we may expect some special packages and trims that cater to particular consumer needs.

Design

The Silverado HD will also likely borrow technologies and design cues from the latest lineup of trucks to be released. For instance, the 2019 Silverado 1500 uses mixed materials to cut weight by 450 pounds, and the Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD are specifically built for commercial customers.

Words From Chevrolet

“Chevrolet already fuels the most successful truck manufacturer in the industry,” said Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet. “With a completely new, expanded range of Silverado models on the horizon, we expect to see even more truck buyers in Chevrolet showrooms.”

Coming Soon

The upcoming Silverado HD is expected to roll off the assembly line in the third quarter of 2019. To learn more about our current Silverado lineup, visit us at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.

Get Excited for These 2019 Buick Envision Updates

We may only be a few months into 2018, but we are already expecting 2019 Chevrolet and Buick models to arrive at Bill Roberts Chevrolet, including the all-new 2019 Buick Envision. This version promises quite a few updates to anticipate.

2019 Buick Envision

Performance

Buick has boosted the performance of the Envision’s 2.0-liter turbo engine to 252 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That engine gets a new nine-speed automatic transmission for better shifting, and Buick has also added an engine stop/start deactivation switch. For more performance improvements, the 2019 Buick Envision gets a single rate brake booster and can now easily switch between adaptive cruise control and regular cruise control.

Technology

Buick has also updated the rear vision camera for better visibility and the seat heating system, which now gets warmer faster. The 2019 Buick Envision also benefits from a better hands-free microphone and boasts next-generation wireless charging for new smartphones, like the iPhone8 and iPhoneX.

Exterior

Exterior updates include lighting upgrades across Envision trims—including HID and LED lights. Inside, Buick has added an air ionizer to improve cabin’s air quality.

Listening to Customers

“Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers,” said Elizabeth Pilibosian, Envision chief engineer. “Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.”

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Stop by Bill Roberts Chevrolet to witness the 2019 Buick Envision when it arrives later this year. Until then, take one of our dynamic new 2018 models out for a test drive.

Here’s How to Make a Car Emergency Kit

We here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet pride ourselves on the quality Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that we sell, which are protected with General Motors’ latest and highly innovative safety technology. Even so, we highly recommend that all of our customers build a car emergency kit, just in case things don’t go their way out on the road. Here’s everything you should include in your kit:

Car Emergency Kit

Tools

Some common car mishaps include a dead battery and flat tire. Make sure you have jumper cables, jacks, a lug wrench, and, of course, a spare tire. Some other tools to have on hand include a flashlight (with new batteries), a hammer, and screwdrivers.

Food and Drinks

In case you become stranded, you will want to have bottled water in the car. Also pack high-protein, nonperishable food items.

Blankets and Warm Clothes

If your car emergency happens in the winter in a cold climate, you will be grateful to have blankets in your trunk. You should also keep extra hats, gloves, coats, and scarves packed, as well.

First Aid Kit

Purchase a small first aid kit with bandages and other essentials, just in case someone gets hurt while away from home.

For even more maintenance tips, contact us at Bill Roberts Chevrolet. Our service team will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

GM SUVs Dominate In KBB Best Family Car Awards

Kelley Blue Book, commonly called KBB, helps consumers determine the value of their own cars and potential cars they may purchase. It also awards automakers and their models for leading the industry in different ways, such as providing the best cars for families. In this year’s KBB Best Family Car awards, Chevrolet SUVs beat out the competition for the title.

2018 Chevy Equinox

Winning Vehicles

The three winning SUVs are the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Chevy Equinox

The 2018 Equinox won in the best two-row SUV category. KBB lauded the Equinox SUV for its 2018 redesign, which made the Equinox roomy and feature-laden; those features include the Chevrolet MyLink audio system and OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Chevy Traverse

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse won in the best three-row SUV segment for the same reasons as the Equinox: It is roomy and packed with features. The new Traverse offers up to 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which is a segment best.

Chevy Tahoe

Finally, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe won in the best three-row full-size SUV category for its seating (up to nine) and towing capability. With the 5.3-liter V8, the Tahoe can haul up to 8,600 pounds.

All three SUVs are available now at Bill Roberts Chevrolet, for test drive and purchase. Experience them for yourself when you stop by our dealership.

5 Important Spring Car Maintenance Musts

Treating your vehicle to routine maintenance is the best way to ensure its longevity on the road. Ideally, you’ll bring your car into service at Bill Roberts Chevrolet every season for maintenance to make sure it is road-ready. Here are the types of spring car maintenance you’ll need to consider as we (finally) head out of winter:

Spring Car Maintenance - Oil Change

Oil Change

Follow your owner’s manual for oil change frequency instructions. Depending on how often and far you drive, you may need an oil change two, three, or even four times a year. If you are a frequent driver, the changing of the seasons is a great reminder for an oil change.

Wiper Blades

After a wet winter, it’s probably time to replace your wiper blades—before those April showers.

Check Your Tires

Winter can do a number on your tires. Check their inflation and their tread. If you used winter tires, change them out for all-season ones.

Test the Lighting

Now is a good time to see if any bulbs burnt out over the winter since you probably used your lights more often. We can replace any bulbs that have burnt out.

Test the Battery

Cold weather can drain your battery. Test yours to make sure it is still functioning properly after winter, and replace it if necessary.

For more maintenance suggestions, call us or schedule a service appointment, to ensure that your vehicle is safe and functioning smoothly as you transition into spring.