It can be stressful to find your next pre-owned vehicle, especially if you’ve never done so before. That’s why Wilson Chevrolet has assembled some handy tips to help you find the used Chevy model that’s right for you.
Know What You Want
Rather than going into the dealership blindly, it’s smart to have an idea of what you want and need in your next vehicle. Decide whether you want a family SUV, like the Chevy Equinox, or a capable truck, like the Silverado 1500.
Look In Your Wallet
Be sure to know what your budget and credit score is before you start searching for your next vehicle. This will help you narrow down your search and ensure you choose a vehicle that you can afford.
Take A Test Drive
Though a vehicle might look good online, you won’t know if you really love it until you get behind the wheel and take it for a spin. Be sure to test-drive any vehicle you’re interested in so you can find the pre-owned vehicle that makes you feel at home.
Review The History
Before making a purchase, check the vehicle history reports on used vehicles. These reports let you know what kind of preventative maintenance has been completed and whether or not the vehicle has been in any accidents.
If you’re currently looking for a used Chevy model, check out the vehicles we have at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma, by viewing our inventory online.
The Midnight Edition package has been a strong seller for the smaller Trax and Equinox SUVs, and now it can be added to the LS and LT trims of the three-row Traverse, too. With the Midnight Edition, you’ll get a wide variety of blacked-out accents and a darker overall look than the regular Traverse.
The Midnight Edition includes special bowtie emblems, badging, roof rails, and a unique Black Ice grille. This model also sports 18-inch gloss Black-painted aluminum wheels with Black logos and center caps. All Midnight Edition models feature a Mosaic Black Metallic paint job.
The Traverse Sport Edition is much like the Midnight Edition, but with a couple of key differences. In addition to regular Midnight Edition features, you’ll also get a Black tailgate applique and Black fog lamp bezels. And, while the Midnight Edition only offers one exterior paint color, the Sport Edition offers several for you to choose from.
Both of these special editions are a great way to help your 2021 Chevrolet Traverse make an impression. To take a closer look at the Traverse, be sure to contact us at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Buying a used Chevrolet vehicle can be a smart choice if you’re shopping on a budget and want the peace of mind that comes with buying a Chevrolet. If you’re on the fence about buying a used Chevrolet, here are some more reasons why you should consider purchasing one from Wilson Chevrolet.
As soon as you drive a new car off the lot, it loses some of its value. However, if you choose to buy used, you won’t have to worry about taking a major depreciation hit as you leave the lot.
A used car has a lower price tag than a new one. This means that if you buy used you may be able to upgrade to a higher trim level of a Chevrolet vehicle without having to break your wallet.
Reduced Insurance Costs
On top of the initial savings of buying a used Chevrolet, you may also be able to save money when buying auto insurance. A used vehicle typically costs less to insure than a brand-new vehicle since a used vehicle has already depreciated.
When buying used, you are able to select from a wider variety of Chevrolet models than when buying new. If you have a certain Chevrolet-exclusive feature you want or a past model year you’re interested in, you can find it used.
Ready to purchase a reliable and affordable used Chevrolet? Check out our pre-owned inventory at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
A lifted truck is more than just an eye-catching vehicle. It’s a capable option for exploring in and around Stillwater, Oklahoma. If you’ve been considering lifting your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or another truck, here are a few reasons why you should take the plunge and lift it.
The best reason to lift your pickup is to make the most of your next off-road adventure. Lifting your truck is practical for off-roading because it adds extra clearance between your truck and treacherous terrains, which means you can avoid damage to your truck’s undercarriage. With larger tires, a lifted truck can also better handle rock-strewn paths.
Having a higher vantage point – like you do in a lifted truck – means you have extra visibility on and off the road. As a result, you can spot traffic jams well in advance and more easily keep an eye out for obstacles along the trails.
Better towing capability
You can feel more at ease towing heavy loads when you do so with a lifted truck. The unique design of a lifted truck makes it so the truck won’t swerve as much when it’s hauling or towing your gear during road trips.
At Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma, we offer the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and other pickups that work well as lifted trucks. View our inventory online or give us a call to learn more about driving a lifted truck.
Properly installing a car seat is essential for keeping your young children safe on the go, but it can also be a real hassle. If you’re searching for a vehicle that makes car seat installation easy while improving your peace of mind, look no further than the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.
Cars.com recently named the Equinox to its annual Car Seat Check Honor Roll. To make this list, a vehicle has to provide an A-rated car seat installation experience. Parents should be able to quickly find the vehicle’s top tether anchors and effortlessly attach a car seat to them.
For 2020, certified technicians put each competing vehicle through a rigorous evaluation process while installing several different types of rear-facing and forward-facing car seats. The Chevrolet Equinox passed with flying colors.
The Equinox has two comfortable rows and has more than enough room to accommodate rear-facing car seats. The tether anchors are labeled well so car seat installation is more convenient. The Equinox is also family-friendly in many other ways. The second row of this compact SUV offers tons of legroom and headroom for passengers of all sizes. Numerous safety systems also come standard to provide additional awareness and peace of mind on the road.
If cargo space is one of your top vehicle-buying priorities, Chevrolet has a wide range of smart options for you. Here’s our guide to the roomiest Chevy models for your luggage, sports gear, DIY materials and more.
The 2021 Suburban is a three-row SUV that boasts a huge amount of cargo space: 144.7 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded down. Even when all the seats are filled with passengers, you can fit your items in the 41.5 cubic feet of cargo volume in the cargo compartment. The 2021 Tahoe SUV isn’t far behind, offering a maximum of 122.9 cubic feet.
The 2021 Blazer and 2020 Equinox are both two-row SUVs, and they boast nearly equal amounts of cargo space. The Blazer offers 30.5 cubic feet with the seats full and 64.2 cubic feet with the second row folded. Meanwhile, the Equinox comes with 29.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 63.9 cubic feet behind the first row.
The 2020 Bolt EV is a surprisingly roomy option in the Chevrolet car lineup. This all-electric vehicle gives you 16.9 cubic feet of space in the trunk. With the back seats folded flat, that expands to 56.6 cubic feet — more than many SUVs.
One of the best ways to figure out how much cargo space you need is by checking out vehicles for yourself. View our online inventory of Chevrolet models at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to find your next vehicle.
If you’re looking for a new vehicle to drive to and from your college campus, Chevrolet has some fantastic options. The Spark, Sonic and Trax, in particular, are great Chevrolet models for college students, thanks to their small sizes and affordability.
The Spark can easily handle the narrow alleys and tight parking spaces of a college town, thanks to its compact stature. For 2021, the car not only has a low starting price but also an incredibly efficient engine that gets an EPA-estimated 38 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city.*
The 2020 Sonic features a roomy cabin with up to 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down, making it easy to transport your backpack and other gear. The car also gets excellent gas mileage, reaching 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, helping you save money on fuel.**
The 2021 Trax is an affordable and roomy SUV with seating for up to five passengers as well as 48.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. It’s also available with the all-wheel-drive system for better traction when driving to school during inclement weather.
Ready to purchase a new daily driver to enhance your college experience? Check out our inventory of Chevrolet vehicles at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
*EPA-estimated 30 MPG city/38 highway with 5-speed manual transmission or available CVT.
Keeping your kids happy during a long road trip can be a bit of a challenge. As such, during your next road trip, try out these family-friendly games, which can entertain your whole crew and make the ride go by faster.
Perfect for families with small children, this game involves naming items in a category, such as fruits, TV shows and animals. Each person takes a turn naming an item, starting with the first letter of the alphabet and continuing to the last letter or until someone can’t think of anything.
Make a scavenger hunt or find one online for the car ride. Your kids can then look out their windows for barns, state signs, green trucks and more during your road trip.
The license plate game
This classic game is one that everyone can play during your road trip. Look for a license plate from each state throughout either a single road trip or the entire year.
Would you rather
For this fun game, propose two scenarios, and see which one your family members would choose. These scenarios can be as simple or as wacky as you want to pass the time.
If you’re searching for your next family hauler to drive around Stillwater, Oklahoma, and across the country, give us a call at Wilson Chevrolet.
The experts at U.S. News & World Report put out their list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing earlier this spring. In a none-too-surprising result, two heavy-hitters from the Chevrolet lineup made the cut. Both the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Colorado made the list by showing up the competition.
Big potential comes in a smaller package with the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado, available now at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma. When properly equipped with the Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel, you get the power to tow up to 7,700 pounds. The truck is also available with the powerful 3.6-liter V6, which delivers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
At the very top of the list sits the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. That isn’t too surprising given its 13,400-pound maximum available trailering rating. Furthermore, this truck features the Durabed, which is made of roll-formed high-strength steel, offers the available industry-first power-up/-down tailgate and has 12 standard tie-downs to secure your tools and supplies.
Long story short, if you’re looking for the best trucks for towing in Stillwater, Oklahoma, start at the bowtie. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 are both superior trucks for all manner of work and play, and they’re both available at Wilson Chevrolet.
GMC is bringing back the powerful GMC Hummer as an electric model for 2022. Much about the 2022 Hummer EV is still unknown, but GMC has revealed that the pickup truck is equipped with an impressive powertrain.
The Hummer EV won’t be available until the fall of 2021. Nevertheless, excitement has already been building for the truck since GMC announced that the truck achieves an impressive 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. The truck also can also go 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, allowing you to take enjoyable drives.
The Hummer EV manages to balance its power and capability with incredible fuel efficiency as well. By being an all-electric truck, the Hummer EV produces zero emissions, making for a more environmentally-friendly ride.
It’s expected that the Hummer EV is being built on the BT1 platform, which is a version of the GM T1 platform that’s utilized for other GMC vehicles, including the Yukon and Sierra. More information about the truck will be available when GMC finally reveals the Hummer EV in May.
We here at Wilson Chevrolet look forward to learning more about this latest variant of the classic Hummer vehicle. Until its release, check out the array of other SUVs, cars and trucks that we currently offer at our dealership.