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Chevy Trucks That Can Tow More Than 7,000 Pounds

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Chevy is a well-established and trusted brand! Their trucks have been around for 100 years now, and we know why! Apart from all Chevy vehicles coming with more standard safety and entertainment tech than most other vehicles, the trucks come with major capability and towing capacity. Looking for a truck? Check out all four Chevy pickups! All of them can tow more than 7,000 pounds.

Colorado

Towing capacity up to 7,700 pounds

The most capable engine option for the Chevy Colorado is the 3.6-liter V6 engine. Not only does this engine tow up to 7,700 pounds, but also gets a highly impressive 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Looking for power? This engine provides up to 308 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.  

Chevy Silverado 1500

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5 Affordable Ways to Protect your Truck Bed and More

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Chevy makes everything from high performance sports cars to fuel efficient green cars to SUVS and this year Chevy trucks are celebrating its 100th anniversary. With over 100 years of developing and designing trucks, Chevy offers three great truck models, and a number of accessories to help users get the most out of their truck. Don’t worry, these accessories won’t break the bank as they are all under $100!

Bed Mats and Bed Lines

Bed mats and bed liners protect the truck bed from scratches, dents and other damage from cargo and Chevy offers plenty of bed mat options for under $100. Mats and liners come in different materials including foam, rubber and plastic and some of them are sized exactly to the size of a truck bed and others are just made to cover a portion of the bed.

Tailgate Net/Cargo bars – Cargo bars and tailgate nets are built to keep cargo in place and from shifting/hitting the tailgate while the truck is in motion. Both can be easily attached on the back of the bed in front of the tailgate door.

Pocket Tie Downs – Pocket tie downs are another affordable way to keep the cargo in the bed in place while moving. These can be purchased for less than $50 a piece and they are installed on the top of the bed. Once they are in place, drivers can secure items with cargo ropes and cords that get attached to the tie downs.

Bed Caps – There are plenty of bed cap options for great prices. These help the bed rails stay protected from dings, dents and scratches.They go around the top of the bed rails and are generally plastic or aluminum.

Cargo Net – Cargo nets are similar to tailgate nets, but they cover the entirety of the bed. This product is great for those who entirely pack the bed up with cargo often.

Searching for a new Chevy truck in Miami or a parts department where you can get these Chevy truck accessories? Check out our Chevy inventory at Miami Lakes and give our parts department a call at 305-455-3580.  

Photo source: Motor Trend

Luke Bryan Chevy Suburban Concept For Huntin’ and Fishin’

Country music superstar Luke Bryan has teamed up with Chevrolet

In the last few years Chevy has been partnering up with people and companies to create concept vehicles built for certain activities and lifestyles. Last year Chevy partnered up with Hurley, a surf company, to make the Colorado Z71 Hurley Concept, a concept specifically designed for surfers. At SEMA this year, Chevy introduced the Luke Bryan Suburban and it is designed for people that love country music, as well as fishing and hunting.

The exterior of the vehicle has a couple features one might expect, like camouflage graphics and orange accents, on a truck built for hunting, and some features, like Huntin’, Fishin;’ and Lovin’ Everyday exterior badges, that have never been seen on a vehicle before. The Luke Bryan Suburban also has bronze and dark carbon accents and a liftgate which has been re-engineered to swinger outward (not upward) according to One Country.

Since some of the best hunting spots are off the beaten path, the Luke Bryan Suburban concept has some features that make it a little more off-road capable. Off-road features include a lower skid plate extension and a six-inch lift suspension. The Suburban concept also has 22-inch wheels, dual tip exhaust, and a 8,000-pound towing capacity, which is plenty of weight to tow a boat for a fishing trip or a trailer full of four wheelers for hunting.

Love Luke Bryan, country music, and/or Chevy vehicles? Keep up with us at Miami Lakes Chevy on Facebook! Looking for a new Chevy in Miami? Check out our Miami Lakes Chevy Suburban inventory.

Photo Credit: The Drive

 

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Benefits of Chevy’s OnStar Smart Driver Program

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Driving a Chevy has a ton of perks. All Chevy models have excellent standard and optional safety technology and on top of that every person that buys a Chevrolet has the opportunity to enroll for OnStar Smart Driver.

What is OnStar Smart Driver

OnStar Smart Driver is a system that tracks a driver’s driving and records their habits and gives drivers a driver score, a monthly report and interactive graphs and maps. This system helps drivers improve driving habits, reduce the chances of accidents, improve fuel economy and helps to maximize the vehicle’s performance. The driver can access their information and report by logging into their account on onstar.com. There is no cost for customers to join Smart Driver, all they need is the OnStar basic plan, which comes with Chevy vehicles (free for five years).
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Chevy Celebrates 100 Years of Trucks with Special Centennial Editions

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2018 is the 100th year that Chevy trucks have been around and Chevy is celebrating their 100th anniversary with some special editions. The new trucks have the perfect mix of modern tech and old-school Chevy features. Let’s celebrate with Chevy and take a trip down memory lane!

Chevy Timeline

The first Chevy truck was made in 1918 and it was a one-ton pickup truck, and from there, the trucks evolved into what they are today. Here are the hits from each decade and more!

Early 1900s

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  • 1918 Chevy One-Ton: The first pickup truck Chevy made was the 1918 Chevy One-Ton truck. The truck’s cab was a wooden bench and there were no doors or windows. The 1918 Chevy One-Ton was equipped with a 3.6L 4-cylinder engine that produced 36 horsepower and it had a starting price of $1,325.

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Differences in Maintenance for PHEVs, EVs and Gas Powered Vehicles

 PHEV and EV maintenance miami lakes automall

Different types of vehicles require different types of care and service. As you would expect, PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles), like the Chevy Volt, and EVs (electric vehicles), like the Chevy Bolt EV, have different components than vehicles only equipped with an internal combustion engine, and those differences change up the way those vehicles are maintenanced! EVs and PHEVs are both relatively new in the auto industry, so if you plan on getting either type of vehicle, you need to know how to take care of them.

PHEVs

PHEVs require less routine maintenance and service problems than traditional combustion engine vehicles. PHEVs have a gas engine, so there is a need for the same routine maintenance that gas vehicles need, but since the vehicle can be powered by the battery, the engine and its parts are used less, so there is less wear and tear on the engine and there is less regular routine maintenance, like oil changes and other fluid changes, in comparison to gas vehicles. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Chevy and Kia Models Score Well in J.D. Power Tech Experience Index Study

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The results of the J.D. Power Tech Experience Index Study are in and two Chevy models and one Kia model earned the top award in their class and they are all available at Miami Lakes Automall.

J.D. Power Tech Index Study

2017 is the second year that J.D. Power has conducted the Tech Experience Study, which began in 2016. After 90 days of vehicle ownership, drivers score their vehicle on a 1,000 point scale based on experience and usage of 35 technology features and the categories measures include connectivity, entertainment, collision protected and driving assistant (safety), comfort and convenience, navigation and smartphone mirroring. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Chevy is Bringing Back the Blazer Name in 2019

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There has been plenty of news in the automotive world surrounding automakers bringing back old names. For example, it looks like Dodge is bringing back the Barracuda name and Ford may be bringing back the Bronco and Ranger and now it looks like Chevy may do the same!

In 2019, Chevy has plans to bring the Blazer name for a new midsize SUV and there are spied shots of the SUV on the internet. Based on the photos and industry rumors it appears this SUV will be built off the C1XX platform, the same as GM’s Cadillac XT5, Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia. Spied shots show the Chevy Blazer looking like a two-row, five-seater SUV perfect for small families. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Why These Chevy Vehicles Are Ranked Highest in Initial Quality

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As you might already know from our post last week regarding the highest ranked in Initial Quality vehicles at Miami Lakes Automall from Strategic Vision, the Chevy brand really came through! Four vehicles including the Colorado, Corvette (coupe and convertible both won), SS and Malibu Hybrid. Wondering what’s so special about these vehicles? Read on!

Chevy Colorado

The Chevy Colorado is an awesome truck option! It is small, but has plenty of room, it comes with endless tech and style features (both standard and upgrades) and it is one of the most reasonably priced trucks on the market. Check out these highlights::

  • The Colorado has a starting price of just $20,000.
  • The Colorado is available with a few engine options including the base 2.5-liter I4 DOHC VVT engine, an upgraded 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel I4 engine and the 3.6-liter V6 DOHC VVT engine. Horsepower varies between 181 and 308 horses and torque varies between 191 and 363 lb-ft depending on the engine.
  • The Colorado is available in four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and its towing capacity ranges from 3,500 to 7,000 pounds depending on the chosen engine!
  • Safety is a priority and the Chevy is loaded with standard features including a rear vision camera, daytime running lights, teen driver mode and StabiliTrak (a stability control system).
  • There is plenty of standard entertainment tech in the Colorado as well like a six-speaker audio system and USB and Aux capabilities. Upper level trims come with an 8-inch touch screen, Chevy MyLink with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and bluetooth connection, and so much more.

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9 Models at Miami Lakes Automall Are Total Quality Impact Winners

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Miami Lakes Automall is impressive. Seven brands all in one place, can it get better than that? It can! Many of the vehicles sold at Miami Lakes made it on this year’s Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact (TQI) award winner list. In fact, four trucks and utility vehicles and five cars sold at our dealership made the list! These nine winning vehicles come from four amazing brands.

How trustworthy is the Strategic Vision process for TQI? Very! The testing process and results for TQI are as complete and accurate as it gets. The winners of this award don’t just have awesome features and vehicle quality, but satisfied consumers. Categories consumers are asked about include problems reported, tangible aspects of the vehicle, intangible aspects, and emotions felt by consumers towards the vehicle.

Winning vehicles at Miami Lakes:

Chevy

  • The Chevy Colorado takes how the award in the standard truck category.
  • In the premium convertible category, the Chevy Corvette Convertible came in first and the Chevy Corvette Coupe took home the premium coupe segment.
  • The Chevy SS won the near-luxury car segment.
  • In the mid-size ATP category, the Malibu Hybrid won the gold.

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