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!

Valentine’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Flowers Or Chocolate

Valentine's Day Gifts

Picking out Valentine’s Day gifts for your significant other can be tough, and it’s easy to fall back into the same old routine of chocolates and flowers. If you want to mix it up, try one of these ideas from Fullen Motors.

Smart Phone Printer

These days, most people take pictures with their phone rather than a separate camera. Help your significant other out by getting them a practical, portable photo printer.

Cute Coffee Mug

Whether you choose to get customized coffee mugs for the two of you or just a cute, heart-shaped mug, coffee mugs are a sweet and practical gift.

Floral-Scented Candle

Ditch the roses by getting your sweetie a rose-scented candle instead. It smells just as nice, doesn’t require as much care, and lasts even longer.

Pajama Set

Snuggle up with your cuddle buddy to keep away the winter chill by buying them a cozy set of pajamas. Bonus points if you include slippers.

Neat Wine Decanter

Whenever you and your love want to get extra fancy on date night, you can pull out a cool, romantic decanter instead of just pouring wine straight from the bottle.

Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be candy, flowers, or jewelry. Opt for one of these creative ideas to make an impression that will stand the test of time. From all of us at Fullen Motors, we hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Chevrolet Unveils Next-Generation Silverado Model

2019 Chevy Silverado

Chevrolet has always been a cornerstone of the pickup truck industry with the help of the capable and popular Silverado family of trucks. At the brand’s Centennial Truck Event celebrating over 100 years of Chevrolet trucks, Chevy unveiled a next-generation Silverado model that’s set to debut as a 2019 model year.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features an all-new design, making room for a brand-new platform, fine-tuned power and capability, and an interior made to raise the standard for pickup trucks everywhere. In order to build it, Chevrolet surveyed over 7,000 longtime fans to see what they wanted in a pickup. This design was truly developed by Chevy fans, for Chevy fans. The high-strength steel body is even crafted from a higher-grade alloy, further improving the Silverado’s toughness in comparison to competitors.

Chevrolet will also be expanding the lineup for the next-generation Silverado model, providing even more trim levels and features for pickup truck enthusiasts, including the new Silverado LT Trailboss, which features off-roading equipment and a suspension lift. The new 2019 Silverado 1500 will make its world debut in January at the North American International Auto Show, at which point drivers will get a better look at the next-gen models’ design.

For more information about the new Chevrolet Silverado, contact us or stop by Fullen Motor Company today.

How to Transport Your Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

As Christmas time rolls around, many of you will take part in the classic holiday tradition of setting out with your family to bring home the perfect Christmas tree. However, this can be rather tricky if you aren’t prepared or don’t have a car that easily transports a tree. Here’s a quick how-to guide from Fullen Motor Company to make sure you transport your Christmas tree home easily and safely.

  1. Wear warm clothes and thick gloves – it’s no fun to be pricked by the evergreen tree’s needles while carrying it.
  2. Bring a tarp or other cloth to keep the evergreen needles contained and to protect the interior of your car (if you’re putting the tree in your car) or your car’s paint job (if you’re putting it on the roof of your car).
  3. Bring rope to tightly bind your tree and secure it to the top of the car, if needed. Remember to put the stump near the front of your car for greater stability.
  4. Plan out your route beforehand, trying to avoid busy roads and highways. We don’t want you to have any accidents during the holiday season!
  5. Employ the other technologies of your car to keep everyone in the holiday spirit – for example, connect your smartphone to the infotainment system to play you and your family’s favorite Christmas tunes.
  6. Enjoy setting up the tree with your loved ones.

Happy holidays from all of us at Fullen Motor Company!