Tips for Getting Your Chevy Ready for a Summer Road Trip

Going on an exciting summer road trip? Before you head out, make sure your ride is ready for it so your vacation isn’t spoiled by a nasty repair bill. Follow these tips to get your Chevrolet as prepared to hit the road as it can be.

Check your car’s fluids

Your car has a lot of fluids, and while some are more crucial than others, they all play an important role. If it’s been a while since your last oil change, make sure to get that done before a summer road trip since your engine might overheat. You’ll also want to check the coolant and windshield fluid. If your brakes feel mushy and your steering isn’t responsive, you should schedule a service appointment to check the brake and power steering fluids as well.

Look at your car’s tires

Tires are some of the most important components of any car. They do a lot more than just get you rolling: they affect safety and fuel economy. If you want a nice, smooth ride on your summer road trip and don’t want to stop for gas every two hours, make sure that your tires are in good condition and properly inflated.

Handle general maintenance

Cars are full of interacting and important components that need general maintenance over time. Have a technician take a look at your brake pads, air filters, and any other areas you suspect may be due for a replacement.

For the best summer road trip and all-around car ownership experience, schedule a service appointment at Wilson Chevrolet in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where our factory-trained technicians will ensure your Chevy is ready for whatever you throw at it.

Tips for Choosing the Right Used Chevy Model

2018 Silverado 1500 | Stillwater, OK

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.

Reasons to Buy a Used Chevrolet

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Stillwater, OK

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.

Less Depreciation

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.

More Budget-Friendly

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.

More Options

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.

Need Lots of Cargo Space? Check Out These Chevrolet Models

2021 Chevy Suburban Interior | Stillwater, OK

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.

Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe

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.

Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox

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.

Chevrolet Bolt EV

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.

Family-Friendly Games to Play in the Car

2020 Chevy Suburban | Stillwater, OK

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.

Category ABCs

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.

Scavenger hunt

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.

Redesigned Silverado HD Coming in 2020

2019 Silverado HD | Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK

What To Expect

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was just redesigned for 2019. Now, it’s the Silverado HD’s turn. We will see a redesigned Silverado HD for the 2020 model year. This truck will be stronger and more capable than the current model and will come with advanced technology options.

One of the most impressive things about the new Silverado HD is its increased towing power. Engineers were able to squeeze an additional 52% of towing capability into the truck. It now boasts a maximum rating of 35,500 pounds.

New Features

Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD, said, “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes to make tasks easier.”

There will be two new powertrain options. The standard engine will be a new 6.6-liter V8 rated at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. This is an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase in torque, which translates to 18 percent more towing power. For even more power, there is the available Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 that generates 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

To learn more about the latest Chevy models, visit Wilson GM.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer at Dealerships in Early 2019

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

If you’re waiting to find out when you’ll see the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer at dealerships, never fear! The newest SUV option from Chevy is set to debut in early 2019, and GM Wilson is thrilled to have pre-orders for the new Blazer open now.

The 2019 Blazer is a two-row mid-size SUV with a comfortable interior, a sporty exterior, and all the features you could ask for. Packing tons of standard features, including an 8-inch infotainment system and smartphone compatibility, keyless open and start, and heated outside mirrors, the new Blazer is one of the most advanced crossovers on the market, all for under $30,000.

The Blazer also boasts impressive engine options, including a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission for an incredibly smooth ride. The powerful performance is reflected in the sporty styling, which includes HID headlamps, dual exhaust, and a rear floating roof.

For added control and safety on unpredictable terrain, you can get all-wheel drive for the Blazer, perfect for harsh winters. The Blazer comes with other features that make driving safer and easier too, like a “hitch view” in the rearview camera that helps you align your hitch with your trailer, and available active safety features like forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

Here at Wilson GM, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this latest Chevy SUV.

Aaron Wilson Makes $10k Donation to Stillwater Public Schools

Donation to Stillwater Public Schools

For decades, Chevrolet has found ways to show its support for its local communities and citizens who are dedicated to improving them. Public education is no doubt one of the most important factors for growth and development in any location. As a gesture of their support to the local Oklahoma schools, Chevrolet and the Wilson Auto Family were able to make a generous donation to Stillwater Public Schools.

 

Aaron Wilson, the president of Chevy Drives Oklahoma and a part of the Wilson Auto Family, announced the donation in a speech at an all-faculty meeting over the summer. It took a phone call to the regional office in Dallas, Texas to suggest that Chevrolet support the local Stillwater Public Schools. They say that “Chevy drives Oklahoma,” but when Chevrolet agreed to donate $10,000 to the Stillwater Public Schools, Wilson could proudly announce that #ChevyDrivesEducation. The Wilson Auto Family is so honored to be part of a movement that supports the local education.

 

Stillwater Public Schools are just one of many public school systems across the state of Oklahoma that will receive money as part of the #ChevyDrivesEducation program. In addition to its donations, Chevy also shows support to education by providing the most affordable prices possible through special discounts to educators.

 

Here at Wilson GM, we are proud to support those who work hard to educate our community.

2019 Chevy Blazer Preview

2019 Chevy Blazer

Chevrolet always has surprises up its sleeves, and the 2019 model year is no exception. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer is a versatile SUV unlike any that you’ve seen before. Check out what you’ll have to look forward to with the Blazer.

The Chevy Blazer will sit comfortably between the Chevy Equinox (a two-row compact SUV) and the Chevy Traverse (a three-row midsize SUV). The Blazer will be a two-row midsize SUV, providing ample passenger space and cargo space.

If you haven’t caught a glance of the Chevy Blazer yet, you’ll be impressed when you do. The Blazer has a distinct look that turns heads with bold, sharp body lines throughout. RS models sport a sleek black mesh grille. Powerful wheels make a statement and help the Blazer tackle every road.

The Chevy Blazer Premier offers unparalleled luxury, with chrome accents and leather-appointed and suede microfiber seats. Various exterior and interior options on every Blazer model give you the ability to pick a Blazer that best suits your style.

The Blazer’s Cargo Management System excels at making sure all of your storage needs are met. Under the hood of the RS and Premier, you’ll find a standard V6 engine. If you drive on rough terrain, the Blazer offers available all-wheel drive on select models.

Here at Wilson GM, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.

2019 Silverado Design & Exciting New Features

2019 Silverado design
The Silverado Lining

What’s New With The 2019 Silverado Design

The Chevy Silverado is the best-selling vehicle for GM in general, which means Chevrolet’s engineers invest extra time and effort into ensuring the newest edition will impress drivers. There are a few things you can expect to find on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, including bolder styling, a lighter design, more cargo space, and a few powertrain options to save you money at the pump.  According to the NY Daily News, the 2019 Silverado design will get an added 3.9 inches on the wheelbase, as well as an additional 1.6 inches on the overall length. This transformation helps provide more space on the interior, including an added 3 inches of legroom on the Crew Cab. You’ll also find storage trays under the seats to improve cargo room.

Aluminum Frame & Duramax Engine

Other major changes include a 450-pound weight reduction thanks to added aluminum; however, the bed is still made from rolled steel, so you don’t have to worry about durability. Under the hood is an all-new Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, and a dynamic fuel management system lets you save fuel by deactivating cylinders when you’re idling. For those looking for a little extra kick when it comes to performance, check out the Silverado RST, an entirely new trim for 2019. This comes with 22-inch wheels, a monochromatic exterior, and highly advanced performance technologies.

Here at Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK, we are eagerly counting down the days until the latest Chevy Silverado model arrives on our dealership lot.