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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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:
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.
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.
The three winning SUVs are the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
If you’re not sure whether you should buy or lease your next vehicle, you’re not alone. Many shoppers are unclear on the benefits of each choice. To help you narrow it down, Bill Roberts Chevy Buick has created this buy vs. lease guide.
If you would like to stick to the same car for many years to come, buying is the way to go. When you buy a vehicle, you become its owner, so you can make any modifications you’d like. There’s no limitation to how many miles you can put on the vehicle, whereas a lease will restrict your annual mileage.
Leasing a vehicle is essentially like renting one long-term. A lease is a good idea in a few different circumstances. For instance, lease agreements tend to have a lower down payment as well as lower monthly payments, so they’re great for shoppers on a budget. Secondly, since a lease ends after one to two years, it’s a useful option for those buyers who like to stay on top of the newest available technology, safety, and performance features in a vehicle.
If you have further questions about whether to buy or lease your car, visit Bill Roberts Chevy Buick. We have excellent options in both categories and will be happy to help you find the financing option and the vehicle that are right for your needs.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on what’s new in the world of Buick and Chevrolet, you’ve heard of the new Buick Avenir trim level. The high-end configuration made its debut this year in the new 2018 Buick Enclave mid-size SUV. The luxury of the Avenir sits above all other trim levels in the Buick lineup, adding elegant details and advanced technology. Now, the Avenir will make its second appearance, this time on the 2018 Buick LaCrosse.
The full-size, luxurious Buick LaCrosse will become even more elegant with the addition of Avenir features. The vehicle will make a statement upon arrival with a unique mesh grille with chrome wings, 19-inch Pearl Nickel wheels, a Chestnut colored interior cabin, and embroidered first-row headrests. The Buick LaCrosse Avenir will also come with built-in navigation, a Bose sound system, and a panoramic moonroof. It will be powered by a 310-horsepower V6 engine.
It made sense for Buick to choose the LaCrosse as its next model for the Avenir trim. According the Buick, when buyers shop for a LaCrosse, 9 out of 10 already opt for one of the higher trim levels. With the introduction of the LaCrosse Avenir, it seems likely that buyers will happily embrace that next level of luxury.
The 2018 Avenir is expected to arrive at dealerships like Bill Roberts Chevy Buick early 2018. Follow our blog for future Buick LaCrosse Avenir news.