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    A New Car Owner's Guide to Properly Breaking In a New Ride

    Last updated 1 year ago

    New Chevrolets are built to provide many years and miles of dependable driving. But in order for your new Chevrolet to reach its maximum mileage and age potential, it’s important to drive it carefully for the first few thousand miles. Read on to learn more about how to properly break in your new Chevrolet.

    Avoid Constant Speeds

    The piston rings inside a new Chevrolet engine need time to settle into the cylinder. During the break-in period, gases from combustion will force the rings outward and seal them into the cylinder bores. To seal the piston rings evenly, you must vary your speed and throttle as much as possible during the break-in period.

    Keep the Engine Revs Low

    For the first thousand miles it’s a good idea to avoid heavy throttle, high speeds, and towing a heavy load. The bearings of your Chevrolet need to be broken in properly for optimal engine life, and redlining the RPMs can pose problems.

    Change the Oil Frequently

    During the break-in period, the friction inside your Chevrolet’s new engine will cause metallic particles to start shedding into the engine oil. As the bearings, piston rings, and other components start to settle, this will stop happening. But to make sure these particles don’t get circulated throughout the engine, change the oil after the first twenty miles, and then again after one thousand miles. 

    Don’t Apply Interior Protectants

    Despite what the products claim, it’s generally not a good idea to apply any films or solvents to the dashboard of your Chevrolet. Applying these products can cause the brand-new Vinyl on the dashboard to crack in the future, especially if you leave your vehicle in the sun.

    For all of your service needs during the break-in period, come to Nash Chevrolet of Gwinnett County, GA. Call us at (678) 436-5060 for more information, and visit our website to make a service appointment with us. You can also browse our inventory of new Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs by visiting our website.

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    Inside the All-New 2013 Chevy Cruze

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Taking a spin in the new Chevrolet Cruze will completely change the way you think about compact cars. With keen steering, a stylish design, and cutting-edge electronics, the 2013 Chevy Cruze is for drivers that want to enjoy the daily commute. Before going to a Chevrolet dealership for a test drive, read on to explore the highlights of the new Chevrolet Cruze.

    Fun and Efficient Turbocharged Engine

    The standard engine on the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is a 138-horsepower 1.8-liter four cylinder. For drivers who want an extra boost, the Chevy Cruze can be equipped with an optional 138-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. Though the turbocharged engine produces the same amount of horsepower, it produces its maximum power at low RPMs to deliver a more immediate throttle response. Furthermore, the turbocharged engine is also more efficient, earning up to 28 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway with the Eco package.

    Cutting-Edge MyLink Infotainment System

    For 2013, the Chevrolet Cruze is now available with the MyLink infotainment system. This gives drivers the ability to place or change the song on the radio using voice commands. The MyLink infotainment system even gives drivers with smartphones the ability to stream their favorite Pandora Internet radio stations.

    Solid Handling

    The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze handles with poise and confidence, unlike many of the compact cars on the market today. This is achieved by a high-quality suspension system that balances ride comfort and performance, and an electronically assisted power steering system that provides direct feedback. If you want to enjoy your drive to work, the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is an excellent way to do so.

    To experience the driving fun and high-tech features of the 2013 Chevy Cruze in-person, come over to Nash Chevrolet of Lawrenceville for a test drive. Call us at (678) 436-5060 for more information, and visit our website to take a look at our inventory.
     

    Getting a Taste for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro

    Last updated 1 year ago

    For the past three years, the Chevrolet Camaro has outsold its rival, the Ford Mustang. To continue this trend, Chevrolet decided to add a few upgrades to the 2014 Camaro. To find out more about the re-sculpted style, new interior features, and optional 500-horsepower engine in the 2014 Camaro, read the following article.

    Cunning New Front and Rear Fascias

    The new Chevrolet Camaro comes with a new front fascia that looks meaner than ever before. The front grille is thinner, and the lower air dam has been widened to increase airflow to the engine and improve cooling. There’s even an optional hood vent to reduce lift on the highway and increase engine cooling. In back, the Camaro’s new bumper improves aerodynamics, and the rear LED taillights have a new rectangular shape. There’s also a new rear spoiler and several new aluminum wheels available.

    Rip-Roaring Engine Choices

    The Chevrolet Camaro comes standard with a powerful 323-horsepower V6. For increased performance, drivers can upgrade to a 426-horsepower V8 engine that boasts a 0-60 mph time of five seconds. And for top-of-the-line power and performance, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can be equipped with a 580-horsepower supercharged V8.

    All-New 500-Horsepower Z28

    Almost 100 pounds lighter than the standard Camaro, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 features a 7.0-liter 500-horsepower V8 engine bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. To increase stopping power, the Camaro Z28 comes with sports brakes made of carbon and ceramics. And to reduce wind drag, the new Camaro Z28 features fender flares over the wheels, aerodynamic side panels, and a rear spoiler.

    The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro will be available at Nash Chevrolet later this year. In the meantime, come to our dealership to test-drive our other sporty new Chevrolets today. Call us at (678) 436-5060 for additional vehicle information or to schedule a test drive.

    An American Legend: The History of the Chevrolet Corvette [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 year ago

    There are few sports cars as iconic and easily recognizable as the Chevrolet Corvette. Since the very first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in 1953, Chevrolet has been setting the standard for what an American sports car is all about. From its muscular lines to its high-octane performance, the Corvette is the epitome of what a hot rod should be. The Chevy Corvette has undergone many changes in its 60-year history, all in the name of better performance, improved handling, and unmatchable power. With the arrival of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, Chevy has taken speed, agility, and precise engineering to new heights. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about the history of the Corvette, and hustle down to your Atlanta Chevy dealership to experience this marvel of modern machinery for yourself! 

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