The growing need and want for alternative fuel options in vehicles is more prevalent than ever before. What is interesting is that many truck drivers care about fuel efficiency and alternative fuel options. That is why Chevy has partnered with Power Solutions International (PSI), a well-known company for alternative fuel, to create heavy-duty trucks that are fuel efficient, durable and strong.
Types of Alternative Fuel
There are many different types of alternative fuels and some alternative fuels are more popular and beneficial than others. Some of the most popular types of alternative fuels include natural gas, hydrogen, and of course, electric and they each have their own benefits and drawbacks.
The most popular fuel alternative option is electric vehicles. These vehicles use absolutely no gas or fuel of any sort because they are powered by battery that is charged by electricity. These vehicles are becoming increasingly popular as they have evolved to last longer between charges, as well as create just as much power as fuel run vehicles. Read the rest of this entry
Last week we discussed the 2017 Chevy hybrids, PHEVs and EVs, but all of that can seem like a lot of “talk” if you don’t really know the differences between each of those systems or the benefits to owning a “greener” vehicle. In addition to just saving you money in annual fuel costs, vehicles powered by alternative fuels also have fewer emissions and a new way of measuring fuel economy.
First, it is important to understand the difference between hybrids, PHEVs and electric vehicles.
A hybrid is a vehicle that can run on battery, gas, or a combination of both. They are usually equipped with a gas engine, electric motor, and battery.
Chevy’s available hybrid is the Chevy Malibu Hybrid. You can search out Chevy Malibu inventory here.
A plug-in electric hybrid, or PHEV, is equipped with a gas engine, electric motor, and battery. Like a hybrid, a PHEV can also run on only electric, only gas or a combination of both, but the battery in PHEVs is larger so it can power the vehicle on electricity much longer than hybrids, but the larger battery needs to be plugged-in to be recharged.
Chevy’s available PHEV is the 2016/2017 Chevy Volt. You can search our Chevy Volt inventory here.
An electric vehicle, or EV, runs purely on an electricity that is supplied by a battery. It needs to be plugged-in to be recharged. Read the rest of this entry
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular each year and one American automaker isn’t shying away from the new technology. Though Chevy is well-known for their powerful trucks and performance cars, they are embracing electric vehicles in a powerful way. Chevy already has a few hybrids under its belt, but in late 2016, Chevy will release its all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt, a revolutionary electric vehicle (EV). The 2017 Chevy Bolt will be one of the most affordable EVs and it will offer the best all-electric range of 238 miles, beating out competitors like Tesla.
2017 Chevy Bolt
The 2017 Chevy Bolt is a mix of new and standard technology features. It is equipped with a 200-horsepower electric motor, a nickel-rich lithium ion battery and the Chevy Bolt has a sleek style inside and out. Car and Driver has predicted that once the Bolt is released, it will jump to the number one spot on their list of electric vehicles.
238-Mile Battery Range
As mentioned earlier, the Chevy Bolt has an EPA-certified range of 238 miles when the 60 kWh lithium-ion battery is fully charged. That means that the Chevy Bolt’s electric distance is better than the 215-mile electric range that Tesla models and the future Tesla Model 3 offer.
With a 240-volt outlet, the battery charges 25 miles every hour, and it is estimated to be fully charged in 9 hours. This may seem like a long time, but if you plug the car in after work and unplug before work the next day it will be fully charged many days of use — impressive! Read the rest of this entry
Miami Lakes Automall is celebrating Labor Day with sales on seven Chevy models ranging from Chevy SUVs to trucks and sedans! For those who commute to or from Miami, Chevrolet has an excellent lineup of vehicles perfect for the city!
Looking for an affordable new truck, our sale on 2016 Chevrolet Silverado models can’t be beat. With over 100 models available, all new 2016 Chevy Silverado models are available with a savings of $12,000 off the list price. Additionally, the new 2016 Chevy Silverado double cab has been marked down 27 percent and qualified lessees can lease one with $0 down at $269 per month for a 36-month lease!
Want to save gas, money and have a car that can easily navigate the tight city streets of downtown Miami? A new 2016 Chevy Spark LS is an excellent option. Not only is the Chevy Spark the most affordable Chevrolet car by list price, but buyers also save money because the Spark has an excellent fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Currently, our new 2016 Chevy Spark LS models are available for only $10,991. Read the rest of this entry
Chevrolet has been the most awarded car company for two years in a row. In addition, to recognizing the brand for the diversity of its lineup and excellence in engineering, Chevy has also earned awards for safety. Chevrolet has proven their dedication to driver and passenger safety by offering up-to-date technologies across their lineup. Here are just a few highlights of various safety features that Chevrolet has available on their vehicles.
Chevrolet has been a quick brand to adopt intelligent safety tech systems that have been proven to reduce accidents. One example of all the preventative systems available on Chevy models is on the 2016 Chevy Cruze. The Cruze, like many other Chevy models, is available with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert. Each of these systems use radar sensors that monitor other traffic near the vehicle.
The all-new Forward Collision Alert warns drivers if they are approaching the vehicle in front of them too quickly. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert monitors traffic behind and on the side of the vehicle and warns drivers about those vehicles on the rear vision camera. Lane Keep Assist notifies drivers when the system detects the vehicle unintentionally drifting from the lane and gently helps steer the vehicle back into the lane if the driver doesn’t take action.
Additionally, all Chevy vehicles are standard with the Stabilitrak Electronic Stability Control System that’s standard on all Chevrolet vehicles. This technology works by automatically helping in situations with low-traction driving situations. When the system detects loss of traction, it improves the vehicle’s chance of staying safe by applying braking and steering needed for safety. Read the rest of this entry
When looking around on the streets of Miami, Chevy vehicles with custom features really stand out and make a statement, especially in slow rush hour traffic. Live in South Florida and want to buy some custom accessories for your Chevy truck? Need a Miami Chevy mechanic and parts department who can help customize your Chevy Silverado?
Miami Lakes Automall has a great selection of Chevy trucks, as well as trained mechanics and service techs to help you customize your truck from the inside out.
Adding exterior features to your truck can set your truck out from others on the road, and truly make it your own. Some commonly sold exterior add ons include body kits, custom hoods, mirrors, roof racks, custom grilles, and off-road bumpers. Mirrors and off-road bumpers are both for looks as well as added safety.
Want to add a little bit of chrome to your Silverado? We have a variety of chrome parts and accessories that are available at our location, but if we don’t have them in stock, we’re happy to order them for you. Rims and chrome running boards are nice accents noticeable from the side of the truck, while a chrome exhaust pipe extension is a great touch for the back of the truck.
Interior add ons can be purchased at Miami Lakes Automall and they add flare and personality to your Silverado. Some interior add ons for Silverado trucks include custom floor mats, seat covers, custom dash gauges, custom pedals, and customized shift knobs. Read the rest of this entry
Happy Ugly Truck Day! Yes, July 20th is nationally recognized as Ugly Truck Day. While the special day is all in good fun, you don’t have to be stuck with an ugly truck. Here at Miami Lakes Automall we have plenty of pretty Chevy trucks to go around. So, maybe you want to celebrate Ugly Truck Day by trading in your ugly truck for a pretty Chevy Colorado, Silverado 1500 or Silverado 2500 available at Miami Lakes Automall.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevy Colorado is the most affordable and the smallest of Chevy’s four trucks and it has been Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for the last two years. The Colorado is available in two- or four-wheel drive, four different trims, and three different engine options, one of which is the new Duramax diesel engine.
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There are so many reasons that a truck is an awesome car to buy. There are just as many reasons as to why a Chevy Silverado is a great option if you are interested in a truck.
Fishing, Camping, Surfing
Summer means warmer weather, so hopefully you get to spend a little time outdoors enjoying some of the favorite activities South Floridians. Whether it be fishing with your friends or family, heading out to one of the beaches on a day where there is surf, or heading out for a camping trip in the Everglades or elsewhere, a truck bed is a convenient way to pack up all your equipment.
There is nothing quite like literally going off the beaten path during a long summer weekend. But trying to do this in a car will only go you so far, as soon as you hit terrain not meant for a car, you could find yourself stuck. Read the rest of this entry