Start your Summer Right with a Texas Road Trip

Road Trips in Texas | Fullen Motor Company | Eastland, TX

Texas is king of the road trip. With such varied landscapes, so much history, and so many cuisines and cultures to offer, the largest of the Lower 48 states always has somewhere new and exciting to explore. Pack up your car and answer the call of adventure on a memorable Texas road trip today. 

Route 66

Route 66 cuts nearly 200 miles through the Texas panhandle. While no single trip can showcase all that Texas has to offer, the best way to experience the nostalgic side of the state is to glide through the ghost towns of this historic highway. For example, Amarillo is home to sights like Cadillac Ranch and the bustling cowboys at the livestock auctions.   

West Texas

While the region is a bit off the beaten path, the natural splendor of West Texas is unrivaled. Its main attraction, Big Bend National Park, is a five-hour drive from El Paso and six from San Antonio, but its isolation elevates its allure. Sun-soaked cliffs and valleys seem to cradle every horizon. Experience the pristine flora and fauna of the park on over 150 miles of hiking trails.

San Antonio

San Antonio’s rich colonial history, revitalized downtown landscape, and complex cultural heritage make it a key destination for any Texas road-tripper. The city is the epicenter of Tex-Mex cuisine, and home to the storied Alamo. You’ll love this unique and vibrant metropolis.

Ready to hit the road for a Texas road trip? Contact the service department at Fullen Motor Company to get your ride ready for the drive.

Study Finds Chevrolet is Top Auto Brand for Millennials

Why Buy A Chevrolet | Fullen Motor Company | Eastland, TX

In the automotive industry, many carmakers know it’s important to appeal to the Millennial generation for their sales. This includes Chevrolet, and it looks like this has been paying off. In a recent study from Autolist, it was revealed that Millennials prefer Chevrolet over every other brand that sells cars in the U.S.

The Millennial generation encompasses those people born between 1981 and 1996, so between the ages of 23 and 38 today. The study Autolist completed looked at 1,750 new car shoppers who were under the age of 36, asking the question: which car brand speaks to your age group the most?

Chevrolet came out on top over every other brand. That included other American automakers and competitors from overseas. Along with Chevrolet being the most liked brand by Millennials, the Chevrolet Silverado was also named the most popular full-size pickup truck among this generation as well.

Millenials also named Chevrolet as the brand that they start their car search with, as well as the brand that man Millennials currently own. No matter what generation you’re a part of, contact us at Fullen Motor Company. There’s bound to be a Chevy vehicle that’s right for your driving needs, browse our inventory and see for yourself!

Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Dangers of Drowsy Driving | Fullen Motor Company | Eastland, TX

Whether you’ve been driving for days on a work trip or you’re just trying to make it through your morning commute, you might find yourself feeling sleepy and having trouble concentrating on the road. Drowsy driving can be extremely dangerous, so follow these safety tips.

Know the Signs

If you’re yawning a lot and can’t keep your eyes open, you’re drifting into other lanes, missing exits, braking suddenly after getting too close to another vehicle, or any active safety feature your car is equipped with is giving you frequent warnings, you’re in serious danger of driving when drowsy.

Stay Focused

  • Don’t travel alone. Having a passenger who stays awake in the car can help you stay focused.
  • Drink caffeine. Coffee and energy drinks can help you stay awake, but don’t rely on them in place of sleep — if you’re driving on no sleep at all, your odds of getting in an accident are dangerously high.
  • Pull over. If you’re too tired to stay awake, get off the road. Drive in shifts by alternating seats with your driver every so often. Find a safe spot to take a short nap, or check into a hotel and sleep for a few hours if you’re on a road trip by yourself.

To make sure your car is running at its full potential to help keep you safe on the road, schedule a maintenance check 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.

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

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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.