Chevrolet Teen Driver Technology

Teen Driver - Brockton, MA

One of the most exciting points in any teenager’s life is getting their drivers license. However, this can also be the most dangerous time of their life, too. Studies have shown that teens are more likely to speed and play loud music, and are less likely to wear their seatbelts. To help combat these unsafe driving habits, Chevrolet created Teen Driver Technology.

Teen Driver is standard on many new family-friendly Chevy models including the Equinox, Malibu, Silverado 1500, Colorado, Cruze, and Bolt EV. This technology can help encourage safe driving habits even when parents are not in the car.

When activated, Teen Driver allows parents to set certain driving limits around speed and volume, and ensure all active driving features stay turned on. The Buckle to Drive feature mutes the audio system until front-seat occupants are buckled. It also prevents the driver from shifting out of park for 20 seconds and provides both audible and visual alerts.

Parents can also check on their teen’s progress with the in-vehicle report card. This shows information such as the distance driven, how many overspeed warnings received, wide open throttles, forward collision alerts, and other key warnings. You program Teen Driver to work with a specific key. When that key is used, it will automatically enable the Teen Driver settings.

Want to see Chevy Teen Driver technology in action? Come to Copeland Chevrolet and we will show you how it works in one of our new Chevy models!

2019 Brockton Fair

Summer Fair - Brockton, MA

The Brockton Fair is a summer highlight for local. It is also one of America’s longest running fairs. This year, the 2019 Brockton Fair occurs June 29-Jul. 8 at the Brockton Fairgrounds.

Admission to the fair costs $8 for adults and $2 for kids. Parking on Belmont Street and Forest Avenue costs $20 per vehicle, and that includes admission to the fair as well.

There are always lots of fun rides for the whole family to enjoy. Check the calendar for wristband prices for each day. A spectacular fireworks display lights up the sky on the evenings of June 30, Jul. 3-4, and Jul. 7. Depending on the day, the fair opens at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. and runs until midnight each day.

Every day at the fair offers something new to see and do. Check out fun events like chain saw carving, a sea lion show, tiger show, live musical performances, livestock shows, demolition derbies, magic shows, and a petting zoo. Reithoffer Shows provides the midway games and rides.

Take it from us. The Brockton Fair is worth your time. Stop by, and ask us about our personal experiences here at Copeland Chevrolet in Brockton.

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!