Chevrolet Reveals the Formidable & Fearsome 2020 Silverado HD

2020 Silverado HD | Fullen Motor Company | Eastland, TX

This February, Chevy unveiled its all-new 2020 Silverado HD lineup, and it sure is formidable and fearsome. The 2020 Silverado HD is the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever created by the automaker and provides unparalleled amounts of power, capability, and daring. Not only did the Silverado HD become more powerful for the 2020 model year, but it also became bigger: it’s longer, wider, and taller than its previous iteration.

Backing up the 2020 Silverado HD’s bold presence on the road is a new standard powertrain. The truck comes equipped with a new standard 6.6-liter V8 engine with direct injection technology, which delivers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. The new engine improves upon the previous engine, offering a 11 percent jump in horsepower, a 22 percent increase in torque, and an 18 percent higher max towing capacity.

Remarkably, such offerings appear humble when compared to the truck’s second powertrain option: the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. This jaw-dropping engine delivers 445 horsepower, 910 lb-ft of torque, and comes mated to a new Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. Across the board, the 2020 Silverado HD’s diesel drivetrain has been updated, leading it to offer a 52-percent increase in towing capacity compared to the previous model. With this engine, the 2020 Silverado HD is capable of towing up to a whopping 35,500 pounds.

To learn more about the 2020 Silverado HD and when it might arrive in dealerships, contact the team at Fullen Motor Company.

Chevrolet Reveals the Formidable & Fearsome 2020 Silverado HD

2020 Silverado HD | Fullen Motor Company | Eastland, TX

This February, Chevy unveiled its all-new 2020 Silverado HD lineup, and it sure is formidable and fearsome. The 2020 Silverado HD is the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever created by the automaker and provides unparalleled amounts of power, capability, and daring. Not only did the Silverado HD become more powerful for the 2020 model year, but it also became bigger: it’s longer, wider, and taller than its previous iteration.

Backing up the 2020 Silverado HD’s bold presence on the road is a new standard powertrain. The truck comes equipped with a new standard 6.6-liter V8 engine with direct injection technology, which delivers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. The new engine improves upon the previous engine, offering a 11 percent jump in horsepower, a 22 percent increase in torque, and an 18 percent higher max towing capacity.

Remarkably, such offerings appear humble when compared to the truck’s second powertrain option: the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. This jaw-dropping engine delivers 445 horsepower, 910 lb-ft of torque, and comes mated to a new Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. Across the board, the 2020 Silverado HD’s diesel drivetrain has been updated, leading it to offer a 52-percent increase in towing capacity compared to the previous model. With this engine, the 2020 Silverado HD is capable of towing up to a whopping 35,500 pounds.

To learn more about the 2020 Silverado HD and when it might arrive in dealerships, contact the team at Fullen Motor Company.

2020 GMC Sierra HD Revealed

2020 GMC Sierra HD | Fullen Motor Company | Eastland, TX

The 2020 GMC Sierra HD made its big debut, and it features greater towing capacity than ever, new segment-exclusive technologies, more space, and fresh new styling that retains the Sierra’s rugged looks. Designed for work, the Sierra HD is packed with features that not only let you tow and haul more, but make the job easier.

The new Sierra HD will come with a ProGrade Trailering system with 15 camera views, including the first-ever transparent trailer view, which compiles images together to essentially see through the trailer. Its Rear Camera Mirror is also a first in the heavy-duty truck segment.

The 15-inch diagonal head-up display is another feature exclusive to the Sierra HD that tells you information about navigation, the incline of the road you’re on, and other valuable trailering data. The world-first six-function MultiPro tailgate and the smart trailer with iN∙Command® control system also add functionality and convenience to the Sierra HD.

The Sierra HD is all-around bigger, too, with a longer wheelbase and taller overall height, class-leading bed cargo volume, and best-in-class front headroom and legroom in the Crew Cab. Not only can you pack in more cargo in the Sierra HD than any other truck—you also get a more comfortable ride.

If you want to learn more about the 2020 GMC Sierra HD, contact us at Fullen Motor Company.

How to Use the MyChevrolet Mobile App

New Chevrolet Lineup | Eastland, TX

The MyChevrolet Mobile app is your one-stop shop for all the information you want to know about your car, and it’s super easy to use and connect to your Chevy. Keeping track of maintenance, vehicle stats, and more has never been easier.

Get remote access to your vehicle

MyChevrolet Mobile lets you access your Chevy, buy products, and more, all from one convenient location on your phone. Use the MyChevrolet app to lock and unlock your car, start and stop your engine, locate your parking spot, and more.

See vehicle stats

Even when you’re not in your car, you can use the MyChevrolet app to see your car’s fuel level and range, tire pressure, mileage, and the condition of the engine oil.

Tons of features

The app includes a wide range of features you can access, including the virtual garage, the Marketplace where you can see nearby offers, Smart Driver for keeping track of your driving habits, roadside assistance, a service schedule, and so much more.

How to get the app

Go to the application store on your smartphone and download the MyChevrolet app. Then you’ll go to my.chevrolet.com to register your vehicle at the Chevrolet Owner Center, and finally log into the MyChevrolet Mobile App with your COC username and password. It takes just minutes to finish!

If your vehicle is too old to use the MyChevrolet Mobile App, contact us at Fullen Motor Company to look at our inventory for something compatible. It’s so convenient to have all the information you need about your vehicle at your fingertips.

 

Signs of Car Trouble You Should Never Ignore

Signs of Car Trouble You Should Never Ignore

Unfortunately, all cars need service or repairs at some point. And while good a regular maintenance routine including oil changes is a good way to keep you car in great shape, normal wear and tear will cause problems eventually. Here are some of the most common signs of car trouble. If anything of these things is happening to your vehicle, it’s time to schedule a visit with your technician.                               

Squealing sounds when you start the car or A/C

If you notice a very high-pitched squealing sound when you start your or when you engage the air conditioning system, it’s likely that your car’s serpentine built is malfunctioning. Fortunately, a serpentine built is easily replaceable, so don’t wait to take care of it!

Green liquid coming from engine

Green liquid coming from the engine typically means you car is leaking coolant. Without proper coolant levels, your car’s engine could overheat and do some serious damage.

Grinding when stopping

If you hear a grinding sound when coming to a stop, your car’s brake pads, rotors, and calibers could be in bad shape. Since your car’s brakes are so important to overall safety, this issue should be addressed as quickly as possible.

 

If you observe any of these signs, or you notice any other issues, make an appointment to talk to the service department at Fullen Motor Company.

Next-Gen 2019 Silverado Steps Up Its Game

2019 Chevy Silverado

Everybody is waiting for the release of the next-gen Chevy Silverado, which promises unparalleled performance and capability. The new Silverado also promises exceptional value: it will cost $700 less than the previous model.

To develop the new model, Chevrolet focused on optimizing the Silverado’s power, capability, value, and space. To uphold and further the long-standing tradition of exceptional Silverado trucks, the next-gen Silverado offers “more interior and cargo room, higher towing and payload capabilities and a lower starting at MSRP on our highest volume model,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.

Despite its more affordable price tag, the 2019 Silverado will feature an all-new standard 2.7-liter Turbo engine with torque that is superior to the previous standard engine. To elevate your 2019 Silverado even further, you can select the High Country trim that comes with top-of-the-line standard equipment, including a 5.3-liter V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and an Advanced Trailering System. With the Silverado’s six total engine/transmission combinations, you’ll be able to pick the powertrain that best meets your needs.

The next-gen Silverado is larger than the previous generation, but conveniently 450 pounds lighter. It is three inches longer and offers four more cubic feet of cargo room, making for a more spacious cabin and comfortable driving experience. In addition, the new Silverado offers the largest cargo volume of any full-size truck — including short-bed, standard-bed, and long-bed models — at 62.9 cubic feet.

Visit Fullen Motor Company to learn more about the 2019 Chevy Silverado.

The Silverado Engine Lineup Gets More Impressive for 2019

2019 Silverado

If you drive a pickup, you need it to have a strong, capable engine. For the 2019 model year, the Silverado engine lineup is getting even more impressive and even bigger. You will have six engine and transmission combinations to choose from.

“A major focus of the next-generation Silverado is expanding the range of choices,” said Tim Asoklis, chief engineer for the Silverado 1500. “With all-new engines and a broader model range, there’s a Silverado for everyone, whether you’re buying your first pickup or your tenth.”

More than half of the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 models will be equipped with an advanced V8 engine. There will be two updated versions to choose from: the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter. These engines will come with an industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management system that includes 17 modes of cylinder deactivation.

There will also be an all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged engine that will replace the current 4.3-liter V6. The new engine is expected to deliver 22% more torque and greater fuel economy than the current model.

In early 2019, you will also have the option of an all-new Duramax 3.0-liter inline-six turbo diesel engine. This engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and will come with stop/start technology.

To learn more about the exciting updates to the Chevrolet Silverado for 2019, visit Fullen Motor Company.

GMC Honors Veterans at Heroes Gala

GMC honors veteransGeneral Motors has long been a supporter of service men and women of the U.S. Military. Recently, GMC and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation recognized some of bravest veterans at the 6th annual Honoring Our Heroes Gala to benefit the Smart Home Program and the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan.

“GMC’s Professional Grade identity is a perfect fit for these organizations because it is the same philosophy these veterans live by day in and day out,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “This mindset drives us to strengthen our efforts and help provide our veterans the state-of-the-art Smart Homes they need to achieve independent lives.”

The Smart Home Program builds custom-designed, mortgage-free homes for some of the most catastrophically injured service members in our country. The Tunnel to Towers foundation has pledged to build at least 200 smart homes for these brave men and women.

Along with this program, GMC honors veterans in a variety of ways. Nationwide, the unemployment rate for vets is 3.7%. In Michigan, it is under 3.5%, thanks to companies like GM, which currently employs about 5,000 veterans. GM has also offered a military discount program for years and will extend it to First Responders starting in June.

General Motors is dedicated to supporting America’s veterans. To learn more about the services and discounts offered for military service members, stop by Fullen Motor Company.

New Car Gadgets Every Driver Will Love

New Car Gadgets

 

Spring is the perfect time to breathe some new life into your daily drive with a new car gadget. Whether you’re looking for yourself or need the perfect gift for a car enthusiast, check out the following new car gadgets.

                                                 

Magnetic Smartphone Mount

If you’re still fumbling for your phone in your pocket while behind the wheel, this one is for you. A Magnetic smartphone mount is a much safer option, and it doesn’t hurt that its minimalist and sleek design looks great, too.

 

ARB Exhaust Jack

The ARB Exhaust Jack is a must-have, especially if you ever take your vehicle off-road. Fitted with a hose that fits over your vehicle’s exhaust, this jack inflates itself to raise your car so you can easily change a tire in case of a flat.

 

Dash Cam

Dash Cams are cheaper and better than ever before, and they are the perfect way to record all of your favorite scenic drives in stunning high resolution video. Best of all, using a dash cam is completely safe and is guaranteed to turn all of your favorite drives into beautiful memories that last a lifetime.

 

To find out more about what accessories are right for you, stop by Fullen Motor Company.

3 Seasonal Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Ride Healthy

Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Ride Healthy

 

If nothing is seriously wrong with your vehicle, it’s easy to forget about routine upkeep. Instead of waiting for a dashboard warning light to illuminate or a serious malfunction to occur, keep your vehicle in the best shape possible with these seasonal car maintenance tips from Fullen Motors.                        

Replace your wiper blades

Cold winter nights and unpredictable weather patterns put an extra strain on your windshield wipers. As spring begins, check your wiper blades to make sure they’re not cracked, bent, or otherwise damaged. If they are, it’s time to replace them.

 

Get a wash

Perhaps it seems like a purely cosmetic concern, but keeping your car’s exterior clean can also prevent rust damage and help you notice any other body damage. Regularly washing your car is also a great way to protect its future resale value. Plus, driving a clean car is just more fun.

 

Monitor fluids

Make a habit of checking your car’s fluids on a seasonal basis. Be sure to include windshield wiper fluid and coolant as well as your oil. Regularly doing this will help keep your car functioning safely and efficiently.

 

As the seasons change around you, consistently following these maintenance tips is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to ensure that your car performs as well as possible all year long. Take your vehicle to Fullen Motor Co. to make sure it’s in tip-top shape!