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.