#Silverado to “Help 4 Oklahoma.” Then on Tuesday, WICD ABC15 Arizona ran a story about an Oklahoma man’s #ChevyTruck which was hurled through the air, tossed and turned, and finally ended on all four tires; even with extensive damage, this man had enough faith in his #Chevy to try and start it up. The engine revved and he called it "American-made goodness."pledged $50,000 and a 2013
Chevy owners like him keep us dedicated to designing, building, and selling the world's best trucks for the hardest working men and women out there. Our thoughts continue to be with all those in America's Heartland getting back on their feet after such a devastating storm: http://spr.ly/OKCT
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Get Your Vehicle Ready For Summer
Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown. You can lessen the odds of mechanical failure through periodic maintenance...Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price, too!
Some of the following tips are easy to do; others require a skilled auto technician.
Air ConditioningA marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system. Check your owner's manual for location and replacement interval. See Audia Chevrolet's special offer
Cooling SystemThe greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro. See Audia Chevrolet's special offer.
OilChange your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage, or tow a trailer. See Audia Chevrolet's special offer.
Engine PerformanceReplace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drive-ability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
Windshield WipersA dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
LightsInspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean dirt and insects from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag.
TiresHave your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; check them while they're cold before driving for any distance. Don't forget to check your spare as well and be sure the jack is in good condition. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side. See Audia Chevrolet special offer
BrakesBrakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance. Minor brake problems should be corrected promptly.
BatteryBatteries can fail any time of year. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check the fluid level monthly.Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves.
EmergenciesCarry some basic tools — ask a technician for suggestions. Also include a first aid kit, flares, and a flashlight.