Truck Maintenance Tips: Preparing for Summer Months

Truck Maintenance - Brockton, MA

Service your truck before you head out on a long road trip this summer. While pickup trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado are long-lasting, perform regular maintenance on them is a must. Here are a few truck maintenance tips that everyone should follow, most of which you can do yourself.

Check your tire pressure

According to Idle Smart, one of the most important tips for the summer is to check your tire pressure. When the outside temperature increases, it changes the pressure within your tires. And, over- or under-inflated tires can be dangerous as well as inefficient. If you plan on hauling anything in your truck, your truck is especially vulnerable to blowouts.

Maintain your batteries

While cold weather can kill batteries, they’re actually more likely to fail in summer heat. This is because hot weather can speed up the chemical processes within the battery, creating added corrosion and lowering energy output. Do a visual inspection to make sure no wires are loose, and remove any corrosion — just be sure to be careful.

Inspect your air conditioning

It’s also a good idea to check your air conditioning before taking a long trip. Check the hoses and valves for any leaks, and, if necessary, you may also need to recharge the A/C system. Many auto shops have do-it-yourself kits, but, if you’re not confident you can do it properly, take your truck to a professional to recharge the A/C unit.

Look at your engine bolts

Be sure to check you engine belts as well. You can do a simple visual inspection by looking for cracks and other signs of wear and tear, and you can also test the tension. If your belt squeaks and squeals, it may need grease.

If you need assistance with your pickup truck, schedule a service appointment at Copeland Chevrolet in Brockton, MA.

Prepare to Be Amazed by the 2019 Camaro ZL1

Camaro ZL1 - Brockton, MA

The 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE is all-new and ready to wow both drivers and passengers. The ZL1 1LE is the fastest Camaro yet, making it fit for any race track.

It comes with a ten-speed automatic transmission that delivers smooth transitions through gears. This innovative transmission comes with a powerful, supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine that delivers 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Camaro Chief Engineer Mark Dickens, says, “This transmission is optimized for speed. With unique Track Mode calibrations and 10 gears, you are always in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle. You may not be a professional race car driver, but now you can shift like one.”

The ZL1 1LE’s new automatic transmission helps drivers go several seconds faster on laps than the previous six-speed manual ZL1 1LE.

Engineers made exterior changes as well to improve the Camaro ZL1 1LE’s aerodynamics. The front fascia sports air deflectors and dive planes that produce downforce to help the ZL1 1LE grip the road around turns while lightweight forged aluminum wheels weigh less while still improving grip and traction.

If you want a heart-racing performance car, check out the ZL1 1LE performance package for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, which is available at Copeland Chevrolet for a test drive.

Chevrolet Vehicle Locate Feature Debuts in myChevrolet App

Chevy Vehicle Finder - Brockton, MA

Chevrolet has debuted a convenient new feature in the myChevrolet mobile app called Vehicle Locate, which lets Chevy owners send automated text alerts to a designated person or group of people when their vehicle gets to or leaves a certain address or boundary area.

The Vehicle Locate feature was designed to keep drivers safer and give their loved ones peace of mind. Whether you’re going on a blind date and want to send alerts on your whereabouts or you’re lending your car to a friend and want to keep tabs on its location, Vehicle Locate can help.

Parents especially can get added comfort with this feature. Teens can be forgetful about sending updates to their parents, but with Chevrolet Vehicle Locate, their smartphone can automatically notify their parents when they arrive at school, work, a friend’s house — you name it.

The app can notify up to 10 people for every pre-programmed address or boundary of up to a 20-mile radius the user wants to send alerts for, but don’t worry — you won’t be getting any unwanted messages. You have to agree to receive the notifications.

The feature also keeps track of the vehicle’s location at all times, so drivers can easily navigate to where their car or truck is in crowded parking lots or at meters on city side streets. Never get lost looking for your car again.

But what about locating your dream vehicle at a dealership? That’s where we come in. At Copeland Chevrolet, our friendly and expertly trained staff will help you find the car that fits your needs perfectly.

Meet the New and Improved 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500

America loves full size trucks and that love has given rise to a recent surge of innovation of the platform. Leading that charge is the new stronger, lighter, most advanced Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ever. This new model is built upon the foundation of Chevrolet’s century of truck design know-how and takes the best of the best of what makes Silverado stand out from the rest.

With eight trim choices available, the new and improved 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is configurable to take on any task you have for it. The bed has been designed with 20% more cargo volume than the competition thanks to a Best in Class bed width. Take the load with you in confidence with any of the four powerful engine choices topped off by a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine on a 4WD platform that can supply 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Advanced technology backs up advanced engineering. Standard safety features like the rear vision camera make a big difference when there is a view obstructing load. Enjoy the ride like never before with entertainment features controlled on the 8-inch-diagonal digital driver information center. The available Bose® seven-speaker Premium Sound System is the perfect way to enjoy any media streamed from your connected device or SiriusXM® Radio.

Every year, Chevrolet somehow manages to make the Silverado better. Check out all of its features and learn more about its capability at Copeland Chevrolet.

Upgrade Your Truck for the New Year

Chevrolet Truck Line

Now that 2019 is here, it is the perfect time to upgrade your truck and get something new. This year brings a lot of exciting changes to Chevy trucks. Read below to learn more.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado

While there aren’t too many changes to the Colorado this year, one thrilling update is the addition of a rugged model called the ZR2 Bison. It adds some impressive off-road equipment to the already impressive ZR2 model. This includes additional skid plates, steel bumpers, unique wheels, and interior details.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Silverado 1500 is completely redesigned this year to be stronger, more advanced, and more capable than ever. It adds two new engine options this year for a total of six, including a turbocharged four-cylinder and a turbodiesel (later in the model year). Just like before, it is available in a range of trim options including the luxury-oriented High Country model and the off-road focused Trail Boss.

One of the most versatile updates to the Silverado 1500 is the new Durabed. It comes standard on all models. The dimensions of all bed sizes have been reconfigured to offer class-leading cargo volume at all sizes. In addition, every bed comes standard with 12 tie-down that are each rated for up to 500 pounds.

Stop by Copeland Chevrolet to test-drive the 2019 Colorado and Silverado 1500 models for yourself.

Jingle Bell Run and Project Guardian Angels

Holiday decorations

We’re proud to sponsor a range of local events and organizations, including the Jingle Bell Run and Project Guardian Angels. These events are designed to give back to the community during the holiday season, helping to raise money for non-profit groups in our community to assist families with food, fuel, and more.

Enterprise News has helpful resources for learning more about the Project Guardian Angels, which is a volunteer- and donation-based effort to gather toys and Thanksgiving dinners to children in need and the elderly. Rosie Vasquez-Brown is a local police officer who helped to start the group, which our dealership helps to sponsor.

We’re also proud to sponsor the 2018 Jingle Bell Run, a two-mile fun run that’s welcome to all. The money from the run goes to the Helping Hands Fund, and the event with be Saturday, December 1 at 1 PM. Registration starts at 12 PM, and it will be hosted at Brockton High School

At the fun run, you can fund a free hot buffet lunch, prizes for costumes, and raffles. There will also be live music to keep everyone entertained, and there will even be Bruins and Celtics tickets available to be won. At Copeland Chevrolet, we normally prefer driving to running, but in this case we would certainly encourage making an exception.

Updates for the 2019 Camaro

2019 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most thrilling cars on the road. It is moving into a modern era with some fun new updates for the 2019 Camaro. Chevrolet showed off these updates at the SEMA show held recently in Las Vegas.

One of the first things you will notice about the show car is its bold yellow exterior color, called Shock. The model also showcased some new accessories and performance parts that will be available through Chevrolet dealers nationwide.

“There’s a fresh look for the 2019 Camaro, which is restyled, reinvigorated and offers more choices and new technologies,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Car and Crossover Marketing. “It’s the perfect canvas for personalization, and the new Shock color and available accessories demonstrate only some of the possibilities customers have to make the Camaro entirely theirs.”

Some of the new available accessories and parts include features like a black wing spoiler, RECARO® performance seats, 50-state-legal cold-air induction kits, carbon fiber accent accessories, Brembo® brake upgrades, and suspension components.

In addition to the new customization options, there are other updates for the 2019 Camaro. These include new wheel designs, new technology, a new 10-speed transmission on the Camaro SS, and newly available safety features.

We can’t wait to see the new 2019 Camaro in Shock color at Copeland Chevrolet. Stay tuned for all the latest news!

COPO Chevrolet Camaro Buyers Selected

Chevrolet Camaro Bowtie

The COPO Chevrolet Camaro is the most exclusive muscle car of the year with less than 70 examples leaving the production facility. The hand-crafted model carries all the sportiness that drivers love, along with custom paintjobs sourced from the buyers themselves. This year, 29 of 69 COPO Camaros will be Hot Wheels edition models.

The limited COPO Camaro features an engine that generates enough power to launch the muscle car an entire quarter mile in just 8.6 seconds. That kind of power doesn’t come unchecked though.

“It is fast,” said Curt Collins, Chevrolet Performance, COPO, and Performance Parts Licensing manager. “In fact, the National Hot Rod Association requires them to have a parachute for safety. But the car will not leave the factory until they’re ready to go race.”

Hopeful buyers will have to put their names into a random drawing and hope they’re one of the lucky few. Around 16,000 people enter for the chance to buy a COPO Camaro every year.

The COPO Camaro is entirely handcrafted by 20 people. Each car takes about 15 days to build. It weighs 100 lb less than a typical Camaro thanks to the removal of some unnecessary brackets and braces. Customers can get the paint color they want.

The Hot Wheels edition model offers more exclusivity. The model comes with Hot Wheels badging on the fenders and steering wheel, graphics on the rear quarter panel, and “Hot Wheels” emblazoned on the door sill.

If you happen to be one of the lucky few to get your hands on a COPO Chevrolet Camaro, make sure to come to Copeland Chevrolet to show it off!

2018 Silverado Highlights: Capable, Durable, and Rugged

2018 Silverado highlights

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is a bold, capable truck with a range of exciting features to help you during practically any job. Some 2018 Silverado highlights include best-in-class horsepower, a durable design, and best-in-class fuel economy for a V8 engine. In addition to performance, the intelligent infotainment inside the cabin will make every drive more enjoyable.

According to Chevy, the Silverado 1500 comes with best-in-class V8 horsepower when equipped with the 6.2-liter V8. You can also opt for the 5.3-liter V8 eAssist engine, which boasts best-in-class V8 fuel economy, earning up to 24 mpg highway.* When properly equipped, the Silverado 1500 can also tow up to 12,500 pounds. Long story short, the 2018 Silverado is capable and well-equipped.

Intelligent technologies include MyLink to help you connect to apps and other features, while USB ports make it easy to charge devices on the go. You can upgrade to wireless charging to remove the clutter or add the optional 8-inch touch screen, which is incredibly intuitive.

If you want more power, be sure to check out the Silverado HD lineup. The 2018 2500 HD and 3500 HD are both capable of 910 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 23,300 pounds when properly equipped. All versions of the Silverado also come with available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® to turn any truck into a mobile office.

To learn more about the supremely capable and incredibly rugged 2018 Chevy Silverado, visit Copeland Chevrolet.

Welcome to the Copeland Chevrolet Blog

Chevrolet Steering Wheel
It is with great pride that we here at Copeland Chevrolet introduce our official dealership blog.

It is with great pride that we here at Copeland Chevrolet introduce our official dealership blog. This blog will serve as your one stop for news regarding Copeland Chevrolet, the Chevrolet brand as a whole, and the communities of Brockton and Easton.

We’ll be updating the Copeland Chevrolet blog every month with what’s new around the dealership. This includes information about our brand-new, state-of-the-art service facility. Our sales and service staff will also provide you with important automotive information and tips that will help you keep your vehicle in top shape.

The Copeland Chevrolet blog will also keep you up to date about what’s new for the Chevy brand. We’ll cover breaking news about your favorite Chevy vehicles, like the Chevy Silverado, as well as highlight upcoming additions to the Chevrolet lineup.

Here on the Copeland Chevrolet blog, you’ll be able to keep up with news and events in the communities of Brockton and Easton. It’s a great way for you to learn about the various communities in the local area.

Are there any topics that you’d like to see the Copeland Chevrolet blog cover? If so, feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below, or reach out to us with your ideas when you visit Copeland Chevrolet.