Monthly Archives: May 2015

Chevy Impala Midnight Edition Coming Soon

It was recently announced that the Chevy Impala Midnight Edition officially headed to production! The special blacked-out Impala is based off of a concept that was shown early last year at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The special edition will include a completely blacked-out interior and exterior, 19-inch aluminum wheels with black accents, black grille, black Chevy emblem, pedals and rear spoiler.

The new Midnight package will be available on the 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels of the 2016 Impala and only the 2LT of the 2015 model. The package will range in price from $995 to $1,595. It will also be available with two engine options: a standard 2.5-liter iVLC or the 3.6-liter V6 engine for slightly more power.

The Midnight Edition will soon be available this summer! If you’re interested in experiencing the new special edition Impala for yourself come visit us at Bill Walsh Chevrolet.

Summer Car Care Tips

While summer may be the season of vacations, summer car care is just as important as any other time of year. The summer heat can make small problems bigger in a short amount of time. That’s why it’s a good idea to check over your car before the heatwave hits home. Here at Bill Walsh Chevrolet, we’ve got the car care tips to keep your vehicle running all summer long.

  • Check your tire pressure. While tire pressure will lower in colder weather, the exact opposite happens in warm weather. The air in your tires will heat up and expand, causing increased pressure. If the pressure gets too high, a blowout is just a pothole away, then you’re stuck changing a tire or waiting for a tow. Maintaining proper tire pressure also increases fuel economy.
  • Keep your car cool. This one sounds obvious, we know. No one likes getting into a hot car and burning your hands on the seatbelt (PSA: always wear your seatbelt). Keeping your car in the shade, whether beneath a tree, building, or in the garage, can keep your paint looking fresh. Some waxes include UV protection so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to rub some on. A sunshade will also help prevent cosmetic cracking inside the vehicle.
  • Check your battery. This goes for all seasons. Small cracks or bulges will grow worse in the summer heat. Check for problems or deformities now before they become a major problem once summer really arrives.

Chevrolet Cranks up Driving Dynamics for Sixth-Generation Camaro

We’re getting unbearably close to May 16, the day when the sixth-generation Camaro will finally be unveiled at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Chevrolet has even lined up an entire special event, all anchored around the big reveal, which will be the culmination of the day. Fortunately, we expect the new Camaro to really live up to all that hype—especially after all the new design and performance tweaks we’ve seen.

For example, the Camaro now features a 28% more rigid body and the awesome new Drive Mode Selector. The extra tight body gives the Camaro the most advanced driving dynamics ever, with incredible steering and suspension systems resulting in the best handling possible. The Drive Mode Selector, for its part, gives you options between Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and Track modes—although the Track mode is only available on SS models.

“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”

Come see us here at Bill Walsh Chevrolet to learn more about the Camaro and its updated technologies and design today.