Huntin’ and Fishin’ Country Star Inspires Stunning Luke Bryan Chevrolet Suburban Special Edition

The Luke Bryan Chevrolet Suburban concept model, coming your way soon.

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If you’re familiar with the music country star Luke Bryan, you know that he absolutely loves huntin’ and fishin.’ For the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet teamed up with the musician and sportsman to create the Luke Bryan Chevrolet Suburban, an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The result is a Suburban like you’ve never seen before.

The collaboration features a unique camouflage paint job with hunter’s orange details on the wheels and grille. Additionally, the special Suburban has removed rear windows and added rear-facing seats so passengers can really connect with the natural world.

Under the hood, the concept vehicle is equipped with a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine capable of 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain delivers thrilling performance and produces enough go power to call for six piston Brembo brakes in the front of the vehicle.

While this special edition is just a concept at this point and not available to purchase, it’s sure to provide plenty of inspiration for Suburban drivers who love the outdoors and who may be inclined to undertake some customizations of their own.

Be sure to come in to Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban, go for a test drive, or just to share how excited you are about the Luke Bryan special edition.

Common Dashboard Warning Lights and What to Do About Them

With so many warning lights on your dashboard, keeping track of them can be confusing. However, you should never ignore an illuminated warning light, as they’re there for a reason. You can refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to learn what they mean, but here is a list of some of the more common dashboard warning lights .

What to do about common dashboard warning lights, including the Check Engine light

Check Engine

Probably the most common warning light people see, the Check Engine light means that your engine computer has detected some sort of engine malfunction. While you may not notice your car performing poorly, it’s always a good idea to see a trained technician if you see this light.

 

What to do about common dashboard warning lights, including the Oil Pressure warning

Oil Pressure Warning

This light indicates a loss of oil pressure. If you see this light, immediately check your oil level and oil pressure and replace your oil if necessary. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, see a professional for assistance.

 

 

What to do about common dashboard warning lights, including the Brake System warning.

Brake System

Usually, this light means the parking brake is on, there is a problem with the brakes, the brake fluid is low, or there is an ABS system. If the light stays on when your parking brake isn’t engage, seek the help of a trained technician immediately, as your car may be unsafe to operate.

 

Next time you see a warning light on your dashboard, take care of it right away or see a trained technician for help. The talented service technicians are ready to help you at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Celebrates 100 Years of Trucks

A 100-year anniversary is definitely something to observe. Chevy’s 100 Years of Trucks celebration commemorates a milestone that sets them apart from almost every other automaker in the industry. In addition to a couple of special edition models, the  “100 Years of Trucks” celebration takes a look back at some of the brand’s most iconic designs.

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The 1918 One-Ton is the production truck that started it all. In the simplest example of form follows function, the truck was a rolling chassis with an open cab and open frame. Powered by a four-cylinder engine, the truck was capable of completing almost any job. The iconic dark blue bowtie bears an air of sophistication even to this day.

Much like its earliest ancestor, the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 bears a powerful identity. Signature front and rear ends and muscular wheel flares uphold the brand’s “tough truck” look. Influenced by aerodynamics, the 2007 pickup has a lot in common with the 1918 One-Ton when it comes to capability.

The new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features a striking style while still maintaining the form-follows-function design. A capable truck from start to finish, the latest model can handle practically everything thanks to its available 12,500 pounds maximum towing capacity.

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we’re proud to be a part of the “100 Years of Trucks” celebration.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Reviews

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is designed to revolutionize the electric vehicle segment, and it does so with high efficiency and an affordable price. Experts agree that the Bolt EV could very well be the game changer the industry needs. The Chevrolet Bolt EV reviews are in and we here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet couldn’t be happier!

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Consumer Reports was impressed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s impressive performance. Powered by an electric motor, the hatchback delivers a thrilling 200 horsepower to the road. On top of that, it offers an EPA-estimated 238-mile range on a single charge.* Handling has been an issue with electric vehicles in the past, but that isn’t the case in the Bolt EV; a low-mounted battery allows the hatchback to turn smoothly.

MotorTrend took the Chevrolet Bolt EV for a long-term test drive in order to see how well it holds up. Reviewers were impressed with the regenerative braking options available in the electric vehicle. Coming to a stop isn’t an issue in the Bolt EV thanks to the regen on-demand paddle. With an extensive single-charge range and on-the-road options to charge the battery, there’s no stopping the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

*Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique.

How to Prepare your Car for Winter

Yes, we said it, the dreaded “w” word—winter. Winter will be here before you know it, and it is better to get ready now than to make changes after having problems. Cold temperatures and harsh weather can wreak havoc on a poorly-running car, which is why you need to prepare your car for winter. Here are a few tips from U.S. News & World Report Contributor Trent Hamm.

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  • Check antifreeze levels. Antifreeze does just what it sounds like—it prevents your engine from freezing in the winter. Make sure it hasn’t gotten diluted and you have the right amount.
  • Make sure HVAC works. Of course, you want your heater in the winter, but your A/C plays an important role, too, in defrosting your windshield.
  • Pack an emergency kit. If you get stranded on the road, you will need some supplies to keep you safe and warm. Items like a blanket, high-energy snacks, water, a flashlight, road flares, and a spare charged cell phone can help get you out of trouble.
  • Check your tires. As the temperatures drop, the roads get slicker. Make sure your tires have enough tread depth to get you through it. Consider making the switch to winter tires.

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we want you to be safe and prepared. Schedule a service appointment today, and we can help you get your car ready for the season ahead.

Refreshed Camaro Coming in 2019

For the 2019 model year, we have learned that Chevrolet is planning on a refreshed Camaro, according to CarBuzz.com writer Jay Traugott. The current generation Camaro was just unveiled for the 2016 model year, but the automotive industry is always on the move. Since the current generation is only a few years old, the 2019 updates won’t be too major.

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For starters, we can expect some visual changes on the front and rear ends without altering the Camaro’s dimensions. This means that there will likely be a new grille and new lights in the front and back. There will also potentially be minor modifications to the interior as well.

Another update Camaro fans should expect is a new lineup of trim options. Many industry experts believe that Chevrolet will introduce a new base model to make the Camaro more affordable. This could also mean a shuffling of features across the lineup.

One update that is very nearly guaranteed is the promise of more power from the Camaro SS. Currently, the 2018 model’s V8 engine delivers 460 horsepower. This output could peak at or around 470 ponies for 2019. Another powertrain possibility is the addition of a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we are always excited by Camaro news. What updates would you like to see for 2019?

Chevy Hints at Introducing V8 Engines to Lower Trim Camaros

The Chevy Camaro won’t be muscled out of its peak position in the muscle car market. Chevrolet is looking to add numerous technologies and advanced engineering features to increase sales of the iconic Chevy Camaro and take over the top spot from the Ford Mustang.

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The coolest way they’re proceeding with this pony car push? By bringing high-power V8 engines to lower trim Camaros.

This move will make higher performance available at a lower price point to box out the high-dollar Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, two competitors that only promise V8s at their more expensive and elevated trim levels. Currently, the Chevy Camaro is second in sales to the Mustang, with the Challenger in third place.

Buyers of muscle cars tend to be automotive enthusiasts, meaning that these are the people who are looking for the potent thrill of a V8 engine. Making V8 engines more accessible to true lovers of all things “under the hood” by adding them to the lower trim Camaros is a brilliant tactical move on Chevrolet’s part.

Do you fall into the category of “automotive enthusiast?” At Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we are fully stocked with a wide variety of Chevrolet Camaros. No matter what color, what trim, or what performance options you’re looking for, we can help you find it at Tom Naquin.

The Updated Chevy Trailblazer Is Still Blazing Trails in Brazil

If you’re still mourning the 2009 departure of the Chevrolet Trailblazer from American soil, you might want to stop reading now—the pain of “oh-what-could-have-been” may be too much to bear. But, if you’re intrigued by “what-could-be-again” pay attention!

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An updated Chevy Trailblazer has been turning heads way down south in Brazil, where it’s been a major force in the South American SUV scene since 2012. The new 2018 model introduces a swath of new technologies, both in the cabin and under the hood, as well as an all-new aesthetic.

New features for the Brazilian Trailblazer include blind spot, front collision, and rear movement alerts, a new premium audio system, and more, but the real icing on the cake is its Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) system. The new CPA reduces vibration and noise, increases energy efficiency, and optimizes coupling at lower speeds with a six-speed transmission for a silkier ride.

On top of all this, the updated Chevy Trailblazer takes to the streets with an all-new, modernized aesthetic. With a crisper front fascia, smooth passenger windows, and an overall elegant posture, this Trailblazer has an almost luxurious appearance.

While you can’t purchase a new Trailblazer here at Tom Naquin (we’re just a bit to north of the border for those), we have a wide selection of Chevy SUVs, cars, and trucks that are sure to entice any driver. Visit us to see our full stock!

The professional critics are raving about the new 2017 Chevy Traverse, and it's no surprise. Learn more about what people are saying on our blog!

Smooth Ride and Peace of Mind: 2017 Chevrolet Traverse Reviews

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is available now at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, and while we’re happy to talk to you all day about how much we love this SUV, we figured we would leave it to the experts to help you make your decision. Below you’ll find brief summaries of several 2017 Chevrolet Traverse reviews that should make the Traverse the clear winner in your search for a new SUV.

For starters, the 2017 Chevy Traverse has earned 4.9 stars out of 5 on Cars.com in the Consumer Reviews section, which means it’s not just one person deeming the Traverse a nearly perfect SUV—it’s dozens of consumers, just like you.

Professional critics were also fond of the 2017 Traverse. Edmunds praised its “smooth ride even when the road isn’t” and the “peace of mind that comes with top safety scores.” U.S. News & World Report and Edmunds both lauded the Traverse’s excellent cargo space, and U.S. News also echoed Edmunds thoughts on the ride and handling, calling it “smooth” and “carlike.”

Regarding its interior space, Car and Driver goes so far as to say that even though the Traverse “looks like an SUV, it’s really more of a camouflaged minivan, especially considering its spacious cabin with room for eight.”

Want to experience the “camouflaged minivan” SUV yourself? Test drive the 2017 Traverse at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

Find out what the critics are saying about the new Chevy Equinox!

Quiet and Practical: 2017 Chevrolet Equinox Reviews

Our sales team at Tom Naquin Chevrolet is very knowledgeable on Chevy’s lineup, including the new Equinox. We could probably talk your ear off all day about the Equinox, but we know that our discerning shoppers would probably prefer to hear from the critics themselves. That’s why we’ve compiled snippets from several 2017 Chevrolet Equinox reviews across the web, all in one place.

Car and Driver calls the Equinox both “quiet” and “practical” in the cabin, two of the many features that make it a “smart buy.” U.S. News & World Report would probably agree with that “smart buy” title, as it has rated the 2017 Equinox an 8.0 out of 10. Reviewers at U.S. News cite the Equinox’s “smooth, comfortable ride” and “spacious and flexible rear seats” as positive metrics that have earned the Equinox its high score.

Edmunds also had positive praise for the 2017 Chevy Equinox, highlighting several aspects, such as the “optional V6 engine [that] provides quick acceleration,” the smooth ride no matter the terrain, the “backseat [that] has plenty of space and slides/reclines for added comfort,” and its quiet interior at all speeds. Motor Trend also lauded the available V6 engine and the roomy interior.

Want to experience the 2017 Chevy Equinox for yourself? Test drive one at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.