Chevrolet Bolt EV Academy Teaches About EV Benefits

There are many benefits to owning an electric vehicle, besides the obvious. Now you can learn about all those benefits through the newly-launched Bolt EV Academy from Chevrolet.

A handy series of 15 videos help educate consumers on all the aspects of the Bolt. Current Bolt EV owners will see what it’s capable of while future Bolt owners can see how easy and fun it is to live with an all-electric vehicle.

There’s a video that explains home charging basics, such as how much time it takes and how to do it properly. They even explain how to install an efficient home charging station, or how charging on a road trip works with a network of over 2,800 charging locations.

The videos explain how to use the driver’s display screens for battery level awareness, safety feature activation or even syncing with your phone.

Bolt EV Academy also explores the innovative one-pedal driving system and regen-on-demand technology. Just using the accelerator can help power the car’s battery and save wear and tear on your brakes.

You can find all these handy tips and tricks straight from the engineers who developed the Ford Bolt EV. Visit the automaker’s official YouTube page or Chevrolet.com to learn more, or pay a visit to Stingray Chevrolet Bartow to test drive a Bolt EV.

How to sanitize your vehicle against COVID-19

If concern over the COVID-19 outbreak has made you more conscious of your cleaning habits — especially as they relate to your car—don’t worry. There are a few simple things to keep in mind when you clean your vehicle, both now and in the future.

Choose the right cleaner

Making sure that you’re using the right kind of soap or disinfectant on the right material is just as important for you as it is for your car. It’s recommended that you use fabric cleaner on cloth seats, leather-specific cleaners on leather upholstery like seating, shift knobs, and armrests. Also, using regular disinfectants on hard-touch surfaces will be best as long as you don’t spray anything directly onto electronics.

Keep a close eye on high-traffic areas

You should pay special attention to any surface that gets touched frequently, both inside and out. If you regularly disinfect the steering wheel, door handles, any touchscreen displays, and armrests, you should be able to curb the spread of germs.

Don’t forget the kids

If you have children — especially if they’re young enough to need car seats — make sure to give those a thorough cleaning. It’s also a good idea to keep their toys clean and clear, especially if they bring them out of the car at any point

For more tips on how to keep your vehicle clean and safe — or to schedule a full detailing — please give us a call right here at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.

2021 Chevy Equinox and Traverse Delayed to 2022

Traverse Delayed in Bartow, FL

The new, improved, and refreshed versions of the compact SUV Chevrolet Equinox and the mid-size SUV Chevrolet Traverse have been pushed back from their scheduled launch. They are moving to being 2022 model year SUVs, and we at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow are eagerly awaiting their reveal.

2022 Chevy Equinox

This compact SUV will hit the market in 2022 with a sportier, more athletic design, a new RS trim to go along with the L, LS, LT, and Premier trims, and more safety features. You can choose between 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter turbo engines, which can be paired with six-speed or nine-speed automatic transmissions and available all-wheel drive configuration.

The redesigned front and rear fascia will flaunt a more aggressive grille and LED headlamps to make the 2022 Equinox the fiercest, most modern version of the SUV to date.

2022 Chevy Traverse

Best-in-class cargo space will be a highlight of the 2022 Traverse, which hit record sales in 2019 to bring the mid-size SUV to a total of 1.3 million units sold since its inception in 2009.

Redesigned front and rear designs, new standard LED headlamps and tail lamps, and fresh interior seating options give the Traverse a makeover inside and out. Six essential safety systems will be standard on all trim levels in 2022, delivering the latest technology to your drives.

With the Equinox and Traverse delayed, you can still find the current SUVs here at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow. We have them in stock now.

Updated 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Brings Fresh Style and More Safety

Updated 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the most popular models in the Chevrolet lineup. It is stylish, versatile, and is a great fit for families. And now, the updated 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is getting even better with some fresh new styling and more safety features.

Arriving this fall, the 2022 Equinox will come with redesigned front and rear fascias for a fresh, new look. A more aggressive grille and new LED headlamps will give the Equinox a more athletic look. If you want your Equinox to stand out even more, choose the all-new RS trim level. It will feature a gloss black grille, black exterior details, and black interior upholstery with red accent stitching.

The 2022 Equinox will come standard with even more active safety features. This suite of driver safety aids will include a Rear Vision Camera, a Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, and IntelliBeam® Headlamps.

You can also get a premium look and feel to your Equinox with the Premier trim. It will add distinctive details like a gloss black grille with chrome inserts, 19-inch machine faced wheels, LED headlamps and taillamps, a logo projection lift gate, French stitching on the seats, and a gloss black finish on the console.

Get a look at the updated 2022 Chevrolet Equinox at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

Colorado ZR2 Bison is First-Ever Overland Truck of the Year

Overland Truck of the Year

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison has been named the first-ever Overland Truck of the Year by Overland Journal. If you want to enjoy the thrill of off-roading, you need a truck that’s fit for adventure without limits. The ideal overland truck is able to transition effortlessly from pavement to dirt and back again. It will have a respectable payload capacity and a strong towing capability, and it should be efficient and reliable so you can count on it for years of fun.

These are the criteria that Overland Journal had in mind when they tested six different midsize pickup trucks, including the Colorado ZR2 Bison, the Ford Ranger, and the Jeep Gladiator. Editors took these trucks out for thousands of miles in order to find the perfect truck to win its first-ever Overland Truck of the Year award. The Colorado ZR2 Bison won on the strength of its many desirable features in addition to its impressive capability and versatility.

Editors from Overland Journal were quick to applaud the turbo-diesel available in the Colorado ZR2 Bison, as well as its winch-ready front bumper, its front and rear locking differentials, and its class-leading suspension. The Colorado ZR2 Bison is also equipped with five different skid plates, unique 17×8-inch aluminum wheels, and Revolutionary Multimatic DSSV™ dampers.

Check out the award-winning Chevrolet Colorado at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

Chevy Suburban First Vehicle to Earn Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Chevrolet Suburban became the first vehicle in history to be given the Award of Excellence star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recognizing the 67-year career of the Suburban as a star of film and television shows, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce showcased the iconic American SUV during an event in December 2019.

The Suburban first appeared on screen in 1952, and it’s starred in a whopping 1,750 films and television series. Since 1956, this SUV has been in at least one TV show per year, and at least one film since 1960. Thirty of those films have been nominated for awards. With a striking exterior, capable powertrain, and comfortable interior, the Suburban is an ideal SUV for on and off the silver screen.

“There’s really nothing else like the Chevrolet Suburban in this business, for two reasons,” said Dennis McCarthy, Hollywood picture car coordinator. “First, it’s one of the most versatile vehicles in the business, able to fit with any type of character. Second, it can help instantly give a scene added importance. When a convoy of black Suburbans appears on screen, you know that’s not the time to leave your seat to buy popcorn.”

The Suburban isn’t alone in its popularity on screen, either. The Tahoe, which was introduced in 1995, has appeared on screen in at least one film and television show since its inception. Together, the Suburban and the Tahoe have been in a whopping 2,500 films and TV series.

Get behind the wheel of a movie star at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

New Corvette Stingray Named 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

The new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been named the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year. As the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, the car has had the global attention of amateurs and experts alike, but all were wondering — how good is it, really? As MotorTrend has concluded, it’s actually quite good.

This is just the third time in the 66-year history of the Corvette that it has earned MotorTrend’s Car of the Year award.

The Corvette Stingray sets new standards by providing more speed and more power than any other entry-level Corvette before it. It boasts a next-generation 6.2-liter Small Block V8 under the hood, which is rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With the optional Z51 Performance Package, this model goes from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

Its fresh design draws inspiration from the race track, with sweeping, aerodynamic lines and unique mid-engine design. The best of modern technology, customization options, and a relatively low starting price make this exceptional sports car even more appealing.

With the amount of anticipation there had been for the new Corvette Stingray, it was almost bound to fail. But Chevrolet managed something extraordinary with the first-ever mid-engine variant of its most famous car. Get behind the wheel of the 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

Top Travel Tips for Your Holiday Road Trip

Holiday Road Trip

The holiday season is one of the busiest times for family road trips. To help you prepare for any upcoming travel, your service team at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow has put together a list of items to consider before heading off on a holiday road trip.

Vehicle Maintenance: The most important consideration before taking any road trip is to ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. Topping off vehicle fluids, checking the tread of your tires, and getting an oil change will help you avoid any unforeseen mishaps on your trip. Your friends in the Stingray Chevrolet Bartow service department are glad to help you before departure.

Emergency Procedures: Before you leave, make sure you talk to your family about what to do in an emergency. Pack an emergency kit in your trunk, ensure your whole family knows how to call for help, and confirm that cell phones are fully charged. If you are bringing little ones, make sure they know not to talk to strangers.

Weather Preparedness: While we Floridians are very lucky to not experience the worst of winter’s weather, you’ll need to be prepared for snow and ice in case you’re traveling north. Before your trip, review winter driving techniques and pack an ice scraper.

With these tips in mind, your family’s holiday road trip is sure to be a safe and successful experience.

Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition Models Are Looking Good

Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition Models

If you’re looking for extra style and off-road capability, you can now buy one of two Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition models: the Silverado Midnight Edition and Silverado Rally Edition.

Mark Sobczynski, the Silverado marketing manager said, “Customer choice is a competitive advantage for Chevrolet, because no two truck drivers are alike.” It’s no question the Midnight and Rally Editions offer a tantalizing choice for buyers.

Midnight Edition

The Midnight Edition douses everything in black while upgrading the suspension for rougher terrain.

The grille, bowties, badges, bumpers, off-road assist steps, and exhaust tips get a healthy covering of bold black to create an almost sinister look. Its 18-inch wheels also get painted black and fitted with Goodyear® DuraTrac® off-road tires.

DuraTrac® tires are necessary because the Midnight Edition is about more than just appearances. It includes upgrades from the Z71 Off-Road Package like Rancho mono-tube shocks, automatic locking rear differential, skid plates, as well as an upgraded ground clearance from the 2-inch suspension lift.

Available on the LT, Trail Boss, and Custom Trail Boss trims.

Rally Edition

The street-focused Rally Edition goes for a more athletic, sporty look. The edition provides a choice of black, white, silver, or red exterior colors that show up through the black on the Rally Edition’s custom grille. Race-inspired black stripes roll down the hood and tailgate while the wheels grow to 20-inch black wheels on the Custom trim and 22-inch wheels on the RST trim.

There’s a lot to love about the new Chevrolet Silverado Special Edition models. Ask about getting your hands on one at Stingray Chevrolet Bartow!

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Boasts High Performance and Low Price

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

When the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was announced, with its jaw-dropping mid-engine redesign and seriously impressive performance specs, performance car enthusiasts everywhere were extremely excited, and for good reason. But one of the most exciting things about the all-new 2020 Corvette Stingray is the starting price of just $59,995.

The 2020 mid-engine Corvette Stingray is equipped with a potent all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 495 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and which achieves a top track speed of 194 mph, making it the most powerful production Stingray to ever hit the streets. With such impressive performance numbers, many might expect the 2020 Stingray to cost and arm and a leg. However, with a starting price of just $59,995, the 2020 Corvette Stingray isn’t just impressive, it’s affordable, too.

This affordability is central to the entire Chevrolet ethos. Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, acknowledges that many expected the transition to the new mid-engine layout to come with a big price spike, but he stressed the importance of keeping the Corvette attainable for regular drivers.

The low price tag, coupled with ultra-high-end performance features, makes the 2020 Corvette Stingray an unrivaled value in the performance car world, and is sure to be a gateway into an exciting world for many drivers. Make sure to stay tuned to Stingray Chevrolet Bartow for all of the latest news regarding the upcoming mid-engine Corvette!