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2020 Chevy Silverado Special Editions Available

2020 Silverado Midnight Edition | Greer, SC

It’s the capable country truck vs. the sporty and aggressive urban ride — 2020 Chevy Silverado Special Editions are now available. Chevrolet recently unveiled the Midnight and Rally Editions of the 2020 Silverado, and the one you choose will depend upon where you spend your time.

Midnight Edition

The Midnight Edition is black on black: from grille to badges to bumpers, exhaust tips and the off-road assistance steps with just a bit of red on the recovery hooks. The LT Trail Boss and Custom Trail Boss trims both offer the Midnight Edition, which comes with a lift and off road package, as well. The Midnight Edition can be ordered on the Custom Trail Boss trim when powered by either the 5.3-liter V8 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission or the 6.2-liter V8 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission. To get the Midnight Edition on the LT Trail Boss, drivers will need the 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission.

Rally Edition

The sporty and sophisticated Rally Edition rules the streets. It is available in several striking exterior paint colors that feature black accents: BIack, Red Hot, Silver Ice Metallic or Summit White. The Rally Edition is available on the Custom and RST trims.

Visit Bradshaw Chevrolet to learn more about the Midnight and Rally Editions of the 2020 Chevy Silverado.

Active Suite of Safety Technology Now Standard on 2020 Chevy Equinox

2020 Chevy Equinox | Greer, SC

The Chevrolet Equinox, the well-equipped, family-friendly and stylish compact SUV, is offering drivers greater peace of mind behind the wheel by upping its game in terms of active safety features for the 2020 model year. Many of the automaker’s advanced safety features, which were previously available as options, are now standard on the 2020 Chevy Equinox.

Included in the now standard suite of safety technology are systems such as:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking automatically applies the brakes if an obstacle is detected in front of the car and a collision is about to happen.
  • Forward Collision Alert warns the driver to an impending impact.
  • Following Distance Indicator lets the driver know if the car is getting too close to the vehicle in front.
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver if the car drifts out of its lane.
  • Forward Automatic Braking applies the brakes when necessary.
  • IntelliBeam headlamps automatically dim the headlamps from high to low beam when an oncoming car is identified.

Today’s drivers are embracing driver assistance technology more and more, and Chevy is keeping up with the demand, as evidenced by the safety-equipped 2020 Chevy Equinox, available at four trim levels — L, LS, LT and Premier.

Test-drive the 2020 Chevy Equinox at Bradshaw Chevrolet.

Auto Maintenance Tips for Back-To-School

Auto Maintenence Tips | Greer, SC

The following auto maintenance tips will help you prepare for the back-to-school season.

Check your brakes

The worst thing about driving to school is the traffic. Often, there will be other drivers dropping off students (or students driving themselves), as well as students crossing the street and parking lot. To help keep everyone safe, it’s good to have brakes that respond quickly. Have your brakes checked to make sure everything’s in working order.

Inspect tires

How long have you had your tires? An underinflated or worn tire can be a hazard in a school parking lot. Not only do worn tires have less traction, increasing stopping distance when you put on the brakes, but underinflated tires are at a higher risk of a blowout. Want to check if your tire tread has good traction at home? Just do the Penny Test; take a penny and place it upside-down in one of your tire’s grooves. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for new tires.

Optimize visibility

Summer is ending, which means days will be getting shorter, so driving to school in the morning will require functioning headlights. Check to make sure all your exterior lights are in working order. Plus, you should also swap those wipers and make sure the wiper fluid reservoirs are full.

Contact Bradshaw Automotive for all your auto maintenance needs.

Simple Tips For Maximizing Road Trip Comfort

Simple Tips for Maximizing Road Trip Comfort | Greer, SC

Nothing beats discovering something new on a summer road trip. But long drives can do a number on your body if you don’t have some steps to prevent aches and pains. Follow these tips for maximizing road trip comfort.

Take a break

While it can be tempting to drives for as long as possible without taking a break to shorten the drive, it’s best to pull over and take a break every two or three hours. This gives you time to stretch your body and will significantly reduce road trip-related fatigue.

Stretch your back and legs

Every time you take a break, perform some simple shoulder rolls and back stretches to give your back a needed reset.  Regularly stretch your upper and lower legs when you take a break. Your legs tend to remain in the same position for extended periods of time while driving, which can lead to cramping.

Relax the shoulders

For many, it’s difficult to maintain perfect posture while driving long distances, and the shoulders tend to hunch forward eventually. This can strain the shoulders and neck so make a point of relaxing the shoulders while driving and give them a stretch every time you stop.

Schedule a maintenance check at Bradshaw Automotive to make sure your car is ready for your road trip.

Road Trip Maintenance: What to Do Before You Leave

Road Trip Maintenance

Road trips are a great way to bond with your family and friends, and in the area, there are a number of ideal destinations such as the Smoky Mountains, Myrtle Beach and Atlanta. But before you hit the highway, it’s important to bring your vehicle to the auto experts for road trip maintenance and any necessary repairs.

The first things to do, according to Popular Mechanics writer Alex Leanse, is to check and top off your car’s six essential fluids. This includes the oil, which should be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to reduce friction in the engine. Also check the coolant/antifreeze levels, power steering fluid, transmission oil and wiper fluid. Be sure to check the brake fluid as well — if it’s low, it’s a sign you may need new brake pads or rotors.

Next, check the tires. You’ll want to check the air pressure every 1,000 miles (see your owner’s manual for details on proper psi). Rotate the tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles to redistribute wear, and replace the tires when the tread begins to go or if you notice cracking.

Belts and hoses should also be inspected for integrity and tightness, and if you notice leaks from the hoses or squeaking belts, it may be time for replacements. Also be sure to visually inspect the lights and change the air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles to ensure proper performance and fuel economy. You don’t want to be on a road trip and get bad gas mileage.

Before you set out on your road trip, schedule a maintenance check with our service department at Bradshaw Automotive.

All-New Three-Row Blazer XL: A Big SUV Without the Bulk

2019 Chevrolet Blazer

At the Guangzhou Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled an all-new three-row crossover that looked both familiar and new. While the new crossover resembled the two-row Chevrolet Blazer that has already gained popularity in the States, the new crossover boasted an additional row of seating.

Now we have confirmation that the concept will soon become a reality, and we have a name for it: the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer XL. While the three-row Blazer XL will be available in China starting in 2020, it leaves plenty of room for speculation about a forthcoming US variant.

The all-new Blazer XL might look simply like a Blazer with an extra row of seats, but the Blazer XL is actually 5.5 inches longer than the current 2019 Blazer. Although Chevrolet already has a three-row SUV in the form of the Chevrolet Traverse, the Blazer XL serves as a middle ground, offering three rows of seating without being as large and bulky as the Traverse.

The Blazer XL answers the call for a downsized three-row crossover that doesn’t give up too much interior space making it the perfect SUV for the Chinese market, where the Traverse isn’t sold because of its large size.

We hope to have the Blazer XL at Bradshaw Chevrolet when and if it becomes available in the United States. For now, check out the 2019 Blazer and 2019 Traverse here at Bradshaw Chevrolet.

2019 Silverado Trail Boss Is Designed for Off-Road Adventure

2019 Silverado Trail Boss

Pickup trucks are more popular than ever. After 2018 saw record-breaking purchases of over 2 million trucks in the USA, General Motors aims to gain more of the market share. The 2019 Silverado Trail Boss aims to do that by impressing buyers with its off-roading prowess and powerful engines.

Powered by a potent engine, the Trail Boss features a 5.3-liter DFM V8 generating 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque regulated by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Using this powertrain, the Silverado Trail Boss can accelerate like few other trucks can, going from 0-60 mph in a swift 6.1 seconds. An optional 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel I6 engine is on its way, but official specs have not been announced yet.

The Silverado’s look shows it’s ready for action, with a two-inch lift, 18-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires, skid plates, Rancho shock absorbers, and other exterior enhancements.

When it comes to the rougher roads ahead, the 2019 Silverado Trail Boss glides with control and ease. Chevy has optimized its steering particularly for challenging terrains, giving you the option to switch between modes for better control.

When the road turns to dust, the Trail Boss really shows off. Bradshaw Chevrolet will have the 2019 Silverado Trail Boss soon, and we can’t wait to have this adventure machine on our lot.

General Motors Launches 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ad Campaign

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

General Motors kicked off the New Year with an ad campaign demonstrating just what the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has to offer American drivers. Dubbed “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the ad puts the spotlight on people from all walks of life.

The ad keeps in tune with Donny and Marie Osmond’s classic song of the same name. The minute-long commercial spotlights real Silverado 1500 drivers, who are farmers, businessmen, construction workers, fishermen, soldiers, and industrial workers, perfectly demonstrating America’s love for a reliable, versatile pickup truck.

“This spot celebrates the fact that the all-new Silverado is designed and engineered for all facets of America,” Chevrolet said in a statement.

The ad debuted during the College National football game. It’s the first of three video spots designed to showcase how drivers use their Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in their daily lives.

The second ad, titled “Official Truck of the Real People,” focuses on how the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is perfect for work and play. The third ad, dubbed ”Tailgates,” shines the spotlight on the segment-exclusive power up/down tailgate. Both ads will air digitally and in select theaters later this year.

Put a little more country and rock ‘n’ roll in your life by test driving the Silverado 1500 at Bradshaw Chevrolet.

2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali Puts the “Utility” Back into the SUV Segment

2019 GMC Yukon Denali

While some SUVs focus on comfort and technology over practicality and performance, the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali isn’t one of them. This full-size SUV offers capacious cargo space, potent energy, advanced tech, and luxurious features to suit modern families.

Extreme cargo capacity

Even with all three rows of seating packed, the 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali can accommodate an additional 39.3 cubic feet of cargo. Fold the rear-most seat flat to expand this dimension to 121.7 cubic feet, to store luggage, groceries, sports gear, and more.

Impressive performance

The 2019 Yukon XL Denali doesn’t skimp on power, either. It’s equipped with a potent 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, giving you enough go-power to tackle challenging terrain and road conditions. And a towing capacity of 7,900 pounds means that you can bring along a trailer or camper to enhance your family’s next getaway.

Advanced technology

A head-up display will help the driver keep their eyes on the road and hands safely on the wheel. Active noise cancellation technology will help mute road noise to optimize the high-clarity sound of the 10-speaker surround sound system. Bluetooth® streaming audio allows you to connect with contacts while on the go. USB ports and four 12-volt power outlets will enable your crew to keep their electronics charged on the journey.

Upscale features

The 2019 Yukon XL Denali offers the opulent amenities you would expect for a top-of-the-line trim. Signature Denali chrome grille and accents add a modern vibe for the exterior. Inside, perforated leather front seats and heated second-row seats enhance passenger comfort. Mastique Ash wood grain accents add a lavish touch to the cabin.

The best way to experience the attributes of the 2019 Yukon XL Denali is firsthand. Bring your family to Bradshaw Chevrolet to test-drive this multi-tasking luxury SUV for yourself.

Next-Generation Sierra Denali Delivers High-End Luxury

2019 GMC Sierra Denali

Luxury pickup trucks are in a class of their own. They have to combine the full-size capability of a truck with the comfort and style of a member of the luxury class. Thankfully, the next-generation Sierra Denali has accomplished this effortlessly, with the 2019 model year earning high praise from industry insiders, including this review over at Maxim.

GMC’s lineup has been adopting a more aggressive style with confident angles, and the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali incorporates that design philosophy into its exterior, as well as futuristic features and capabilities such as a new transforming tailgate. Drivers can easily change the tailgate from an automatic, power up-and-down gate to a bed extender to steps.

The high-tech upgrades expand into the interior, where owners get access to features such as the GMC Infotainment System on a touchscreen, an available projected head-up display, wireless charging, as well as connectivity software like Apple CarPlay™. Relaxing behind the wheel is easy, too, thanks to the standard leather interior.

With chrome accents, stylish design, modern technology, and luxurious features from the inside out, the next-generation Sierra Denali is sure to wow both critics and truck enthusiasts alike. Plus, it features the 2019 GMC Sierra’s 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic, churning out a capable 420 horsepower.

Find out more about the Sierra Denali when you stop by Bradshaw Chevrolet.