One Capable Pickup: 2016 Silverado 1500 Performance

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The 2016 Silverado 1500 performance sets it apart from competitors, among other impressive features. Thanks to an array of engine options, you can find the perfect combination of power and fuel economy on the new Silverado, and you can always rest assured you’ll have the best in capabilities. Read on to learn more about the Silverado’s performance features.

According to Chevy, the Silverado 1500 has a best-in-class V8 engine, generating up to 420 horsepower. It also has a class-leading towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, making it the ideal full-size pickup. This V8 engine is a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 design with features like Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing. It can generate up to 460 lb-ft of torque at 4100 RPM, and it gets up to 21 highway mpg.

Looking for fuel economy? No problem. The Silverado 1500 comes with an optional 4.3-liter EcoTec3 engine as well, with up to 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque—best-in-class for a V6 engine. This power plant has a towing capacity of up to 7,600 pounds, but what’s really impressive is that this model manages up to 24 highway mpg.

Finally, you can also opt for the 5.3-liter V8 engine, also equipped with EcoTec3 engine technology. This generates up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, and it’s capable of towing up to 11,100 pounds. This engine gets up to 23 highway mpg—best-in-class for a V8 engine. Whether you’re looking for raw power, intelligent efficiency, or a combination of both, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Updates Will Knock Your Socks Off

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 updates

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 updates

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the latest and greatest model in the full-size pickup line. This model boasts plenty of updates, including new technologies and advanced packages that offer more equipment. Available in the same 10 models as the 2016 model, the latest Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is built to impress time and time again. We here at H&H Chevrolet have the low down on the most important updates to the latest full-size pickup.

To provide a fresh look, the Silverado 1500 is getting two new paint colors: Graphite Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic. Meanwhile, Slate Grey Metallica, Tungsten Metallic, and Autumn Bronze Metallic are leaving the palette for good. To finish off the exterior changes, the pickup will see a new capless fuel fill system on the standard feature list.

As for packages, the Silverado 1500 1LT trim sees new off-road tires as an available option. Meanwhile, the High Country package includes the Enhanced Driver Alert package, IntelliBeam headlights, power adjustable pedals, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

When it comes to technology, the new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado also sees the addition of Teen Driver mode, Android Auto, and Low Speed Mitigation Braking is now included in the Enhanced Driver Alert package.

Finally, a rearview camera comes standard on the Silverado 1500 LT trim.

Tips for Buying Used: What to Look For

Tips for buying used - what to look for

Tips for buying used – what to look for

Buying a used car is a great investment, often getting you the most bang for your buck. However, there are some important tips and tricks to keep in mind when researching, budgeting, and paying. Read on to see some of these tips for buying used.

According to KBB.com, you need to start with budgeting and research. Find out how much you can spend (subtract expenses from income), and be sure to account for taxes, title fees, registration, insurance, and fuel. It’s also important to research which car is right for you. Want a four-door or two-door sedan? Coupe? Hatchback or minivan? Look at what critics and customers have to say.

Next, find out the value of your current car. KBB.com is a great source for finding the value of a trade-in vehicle, and it can even tell you what to expect from a dealership versus retail value. Keep in mind that vehicle condition has a major impact on value. Sometimes we see what we want to see in our old cars—it’s fair to be a little more flexible with your trade-in.

Test drive the used car. You should never skip this step. Test driving can reveal things like engine noises and handling issues. It can also let you know if you really enjoy driving the car. Are there many blind spots? Do you like the feel behind the wheel? Could you drive this car every day for many years?

Finally, work with a salesman to get the best deal. When getting a used car, you’ll deal with three separate transactions—trade-in car, the car you’re buying, and financing. Spend time with the car salesman working out the best deal for you. And at H & H Chevy Cadillac, we are here to help you!

Financing Tips and Tricks: Saving for a Car

Tips for saving for a car.

Tips for saving for a car.

Saving for a car can be a difficult process. Not only do you need good credit to get a car loan with acceptable rates, but you also need roughly 10 to 20 percent of a vehicle’s sticker price in order to make a down payment. That’s why we’ve put together a post on saving for a car, helping you to get your dream car.

According to US News, one of the most important steps is budgeting. Learn how much you can afford by calculating your monthly income and subtracting any expenses. What you have left is your maximum budget for a monthly car payment. It’s also important to account for insurance, fuel, registration, and other fees.

Next, calculate how much you need for a down payment. The rule of thumb is 20% of the sticker price, though the average American pays only 10%. The higher the down payment you can afford, the better your interest rates will typically be.

It’s also important to determine when you need (or want) your new car. Although this might sound like a given, few people realize the impact a few weeks can make in terms of savings. For example, if you are moving soon or if you are getting a new job, be sure to account for an increase or decrease in income as well as the need for transportation.

Finally, stick to the plan. Making savings mandatory is the most important part of saving for a car. Most people find that having their work’s payroll department deposit some of their earnings into a savings account, and the rest into their checking account, helps them to save without dipping into funds. This way, your car fund isn’t affected by routine spending. If you don’t have direct deposit, consider the good old-fashioned money jar.

Not sure if you have enough money saved? Stop by our Finance Department. Tell us what you want to pay monthly, and we’ll do our best to make it become a reality.

H & H Chevrolet Sponsors Furry Fun Days and Arts Festival

Furry Fun Days Sponsored Event

Furry Fun Days Sponsored Event

 

Community is important to H & H Chevrolet, which is why we try to support it anyway we can. We are happy to report that were able to recently sponsor two cool local events!

 

We were very happy to be a sponsor for Shippensburg’s annual doggie carnival, 11th Furry Fun Days. Held at Bubba’s Happy Tails Dog Park, the carnival featured lots of good eats, for dogs and their humans, as well as cool games and agility demonstrations by specially-trained canines. The event also made it possible for shelter pets to find a loving family to take them home.

 

H & H Chevrolet also sponsored the 2016 Solstice Arts Festival this year. The amount of inspired and skilled creativity displayed at the event was truly astounding. Artisans, musicians and artists from the region gathered to show off their work. Live pottery and drum circles were just some of the attractions found at the festival.

 

Since 1932, the community around our dealership has trusted us to help them find their next vehicle. Sponsoring these kinds of events is our way of giving back.

Proud Neighbors to Shippensburg University

Proud neighbors of Shippensburg University

Proud neighbors of Shippensburg University

 

Education is important to us here at H & H Chevrolet, which is why we are proud to have such a wonderful college as Shippensburg University in the neighborhood. The school has an average enrollment of 7,000 students, with the current student body featuring international students from 15 other countries, and for good reason. This school has a lot to offer!

 

Shippensburg University was founded back in 1871. These days, SU is going strong and that has everything to do with the commitments they have made to be the best. First of all, unlike a lot of universities out there, classes at Shippensburg are taught by a faculty member, not graduate assistants. There’s a more than favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Not to mention, almost every faculty member on campus has achieved a terminal degree in their field.

 

Shippensburg University is often cited by various publications as being one of the top schools in the country. In fact, US News & Report named the school as one of the best in the Northeast.

How to Remove Smells From a Car

Learn how to remove smells from a car here!

Learn how to remove smells from a car here!

An unwanted smell is unappealing and, depending on the smell, can lower your car’s resale value. Even if you don’t plan on selling your car anytime soon, a fresh smelling car is more inviting to passengers. Here’s a few quick ways to remove smells from a car from us here at H & H Chevrolet Cadillac.

  1. Coffee – After you’ve made your favorite cup of coffee, spoon some fresh coffee grounds into a bowl. Leave the bowl in your car with the windows up while you’re at work. When you’re ready to drive home, the smell of your favorite coffee will have overpowered the unwanted smell.
  2. Cat Litter – If you have a cat, you likely have litter at home. Cat litter is designed to absorb and eliminate smells which makes it perfect for deodorizing your car. Throw some cat litter in a bowl and leave it in your car overnight. By morning, your car will be virtually odorless.
  3. Cinnamon Sticks – Great for winter, cinnamon sticks can create a great smell to overpower your unwanted odor. Boil several sticks in hot water then pour that water into a mug or cup. Leave the cup in your car while it cools. Wait about an hour then enjoy the fresh cinnamon smell!

We want to hear your tips to remove smells from a car!

Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Taxi

Chevrolet Bolt taxi is going to be seen on the road soon!

Chevrolet Bolt taxi is going to be seen on the road soon!

General Motors has generated a lot of interest with its latest electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt. Now the company is taking that interest to new heights by making use of their partnership with Lyft. General Motors and Lyft will begin testing the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt taxi by mid-2017.

While neither company has revealed the location, the Chevrolet Bolt taxi isn’t likely to go unnoticed. Using technology developed by Cruise Automation Inc., General Motors hopes to increase sales via those who use Lyft.

“We have said the Chevrolet Bolt EV is the ideal platform for ride sharing solutions,” General Motors said. “We believe electrification blends perfectly with autonomy when it comes to technology integration.”

General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft back in January and both companies have heavily invested in autonomous technology. That’s not the only company the conglomerate is looking to acquire. Cruise Automation Inc. is in talks with General Motors for a $1 billion price tag.

Have no fear, ride-sharing users! Lyft will keep drivers in autonomous vehicles at first to ensure passenger safety. Customers in the unnamed city can opt into the program to receive a ride in an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt taxi within the coming year.

Here at H&H Chevrolet Cadillac of Shippensburg, PA, we can’t wait to see the latest in autonomous technology hit the road!