Drivers who have trouble accessing a full-size truck are getting a boost come next year. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will see a few additional convenience features that assist drivers climbing into the truck, such as the driver-side step-assist handle.
Climbing into taller vehicles, like the Chevrolet Silverado, can be difficult for shorter drivers or those with disabilities. Raising the truck for more ground clearance (which often happens when trucks are put to work) only makes the problem worse. Fortunately, the step-assist handle will offer a quick-and-easy remedy to the problem.
Greater Access To The Cabin
The driver-side step-assist handle is located on the inside of the front doors, and this small feature is designed to help drivers gain greater access to their truck and make hitting the road more convenient. Prior to the addition of the handle, drivers would have to grab onto the seat, inside of the door, or steering wheel in order to raise themselves into the vehicle. The handle was an available accessory, but it looks like Chevrolet is going the extra mile to make drivers the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado more convenient.
Created For You
Chevrolet conducted more than 7,000 customer interviews in order to create the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. In addition to the step-assist handle, the upcoming model features more powertrain choices, technologies, models, and a tougher bed floor.
Sometimes straying from tradition is a good thing. At Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK, we’ve found that these alternative Christmas trees sound like just the right Holiday projects for our crafty friends, and it may save you some money compared to purchasing and cutting down a traditional Christmas tree this year.
Wooden Frame Tree
This tree is an easy DIY project that can even be done with leftover pieces of wood from building furniture or other projects. Just create a simple tree-shaped wooden frame with a few supportive crossbeams to mimic lights, then decorate with your ornaments for a minimalist feel.
Take any kind of light board, such as fiberboard and have it cut in the triangular shape of a tree. You can paint it as you like—anything from red to light blue to green—and it’s easy to simply lean on the wall and decorate like you would a normal tree.
Chalkboard paint is fun to use in the home anytime—especially when you have kids. Painting one wall with chalkboard paint allows you to redraw your year every year—even every day, if you want—and then use it for all of your other creative needs throughout the rest of the year.
Thousands and thousands of people will be hitting the road soon for their annual Holiday visits. There will be whole families, young couples, and individual students driving home from school to visit their parents over Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re driving home this Holiday season, use these tips from Wilson GM for safe Holiday Travels along the way.
Check The Weather
Before you head out, take a quick look at the weather forecast and at the current radar. Watch for any potential storms heading in the direction of your route. If possible, consider waiting it out, or go into your drive prepared to take your time. Be sure to equip your vehicle with important safety tools, too, like extra food and water, reflective cones, and jumper cables.
Whether you’re driving in the rain or in the middle of a sunny day, it’s always important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you’re 100% visible. Clean your headlights before you depart, and make sure that all headlights and taillights are working properly.
Put Your Cell Phone Away
You know that cell phones are dangerous distractions in cars, so why tempt yourself? Put your cell phone where it cannot be reached from the driver’s seat so you won’t be tempted to peek. It’s a good idea to take frequent breaks when driving long distances anyway, so allow yourself time to stop every couple of hours for a break and a social media check.
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Getting together with the family for a night of fright, thrills, and candy can make any Halloween one to remember. Here are some fun family Halloween activities recommended by us here at Wilson GM of Stillwater.
Watch a Spooky Movie
Stay in for the night and watch a Halloween classic, like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper, or Hocus Pocus. Family-friendly movies are a great way to give your kids a taste of the thrill that Halloween has to offer without giving them nightmares they’ll never forget. You could even go the extra mile and invite some friends over for a horror showing once the kids are tucked away in bed.
Have a Themed Dinner
Like any holiday, Halloween has its own set of recipes, but you don’t have to be a master chef to make some scary delights. Something as simple as making olives into eyeballs can put a spin on dinner to make it a little different from the ordinary meal.
Go to the Library
It may not seem like a way to make Halloween memorable, but a trip to the library in your crossover can make the holiday much more fun. Have the kids pick out some spooky bedtime stories. They can read the books themselves or have you read the books to them as they lay their heads on a pillow on the scariest night of the year.
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup that’s as capable as it looks. The new model arrives with quite a few updates across the board. Notably, the current Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will be the last model in its generation as the 2019 model year promises an all-new model. Here’s a little more information about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 from us here at Wilson GM.
The 2018 Silverado 1500’s exterior doesn’t see much in the way of changes. Properly equipped models will feature a Z71 and 4×4 decal on the side of the box.
Inside, drivers will enjoy the new standard six-speaker audio system across all models. Hands-free connectivity, an infotainment system, and seven-inch touchscreen come standard across all models as well. All 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models will come equipped with a Rear Vision Camera, too.
The LS Convenience Package bids farewell for the 2018 model year. The available 11-bolt power outlet is now available as a separate option. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System now features Tire Fill Alert at no extra charge to consumers.
In other news, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 says goodbye to the Siren Red Tintcoat and Pepperdust Metallic colors. They’ll be replaced by Cajun Red Tintcoat and Havana Metallic paintjobs.
Chevrolet is always thinking of new ways to impress its customers with technology and communication. They’ve done it again! With the addition of the myChevrolet app to the Apple Watch, there’s even more convenience than before.
The myChevrolet app gives Chevy drivers the ultimate accessibility to their car. You can have easy access to information like vehicle diagnostics, but the app isn’t just a wealth of information. It also allows you to send navigation information to your vehicle so that you can get going faster, as well as remotely lock and unlock your doors. In fact, the things you can do with the myChevrolet app are nearly endless: everything from activating your horn to remotely starting your vehicle.
MyChevrolet App & The Apple Watch
Now, with the addition of the myChevrolet app to the Apple Watch, convenience is closer to your fingertips than ever. The fully-functioning app on the Apple Watch allows drivers to perform all of the app’s options all from their wrist!
Remote Stop & Start
With the growth and expansion of the myChevrolet app, there’s no telling where it will go next. But the power to remotely stop and start your car all from your watch? That’s pretty cool.
Want to know more about Chevrolet and the myChevrolet app? We’re always here to answer your questions at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox arrives in style, but not all major changes are skin deep. A few major adjustments lie beneath the hood. The new Chevrolet Equinox engines deliver optimized performance and efficiency that few competitors can match. Drivers now have a total of three engines to choose from in the Chevrolet Equinox SUV.
The standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces a sporty 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. The available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes mated to the advanced nine-speed automatic transmission and offers a thrilling 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both turbocharged engines earn up to an EPA-estimated 32 hwy mpg*.
Many automakers are shying away from diesel powertrains, but Chevrolet isn’t one of them! The new 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine boasts an impressive 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. Better yet, it even earns up to a GM-estimated 40 hwy mpg*.
Exploring the roads in style comes standard in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. A tried-and-true family SUV with a reputation to uphold, it’s worth betting that the new line of engines will exceed expectations for years to come.
We here at Wilson GM are pumped to see new engine options in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox!
*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
Now that summertime is here, you will likely see a lot more people towing things with their pickups—taking boats to the lake, hauling a trailer filled with building materials, and more. If you plan on towing with your Chevrolet Silverado this summer, here are some towing safety tips.
Allow more time to stop. When towing something, the weight of the trailer is added to the total weight of the truck. This means it will take longer to stop. Start braking sooner than you would normally and avoid hard stops.
Check trailer height. When hitched together, both your truck and trailer should be nearly parallel to the ground. Do not overload the hitch.
Check your trailer lights. With a trailer behind your truck, your taillights will likely be obscured. Make sure all of your trailer lights are working, even in daylight.
Inspect your trailer. Once you have everything hooked up, do a thorough inspection of your hitch, trailer, and anything on it. In addition, you should stop and check again after 1, 10, and 100 miles in case anything comes loose while driving.
Bring along trailer parts. Just like a car, a trailer can break down, too. Bring along a spare tire and any other tools needed to fix your trailer.
If you need a new pickup this summer, come visit us at Wilson GM and check out the full lineup of Silverado trucks.
Getting the freshest fruits, vegetables, breads, and other produce is only possible at a farmers’ market! The Stillwater Farmers’ Market only allows vendors to sell produce they grew themselves within a limited area. Featuring products at affordable prices, many of which undercut convenience and super stores, there are plenty of reasons to head down to the Stillwater Farmers’ Market.
All produce is 100 percent locally grown, which is better for the environment. Vendors are committed to providing fresh and affordable produce, like fruits, vegetables, beef, eggs, jellies, and much more. You’ll end up with so much produce that you’ll need a full-size SUV, like the GMC Yukon, to move it all!
Located in Strickland Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Stillwater Farmers’ Market is open for business until August 30th. Customers can also find the market at the Stillwater Medical Center on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting on May 1st.
Come fall, the market moves to the Pioneer Square parking lot on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. In winter, the market heads indoors at the Cowboy Mall on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Skip the supermarket and head down to the Stillwater Farmers’ Market for your grocery needs! We here at Wilson GM hope to see you there!
As one of the most innovative automakers in the world today, GM comes out with unique cars and options year in and year out. However, this year is different. That’s because GM is offering its first ever Redline Series. Find out everything that you need to know about the Redline Series today.
What is It?
The Redline Series is a series of custom options on nearly all GM models. These special edition cars are meant to give your Chevy trucks, cars, crossovers, and SUVs a more modern, urban look. Redline vehicles are outfitted with black grilles and bowties, black wheels with red accents, and plenty of other additional features.
While some of the options are available now, others will be released throughout the year. Some will be released in spring, summer, and even into the fall.
If you have any questions about the Redline Series or would like to learn more about it, feel free to get in touch with us at Wilson GM. Our experts are prepared to answer any questions that you may have. We would love to hear from you!