Monthly Archives: October 2017

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?