The automotive industry opens up opportunities for shoppers and owners to experience a wide range of different types of automobiles from around the world. However, buying a vehicle that is made by an American company gives the owner a special feeling of patriotism. The domestic automotive market has never been better, something made evident by visiting City Chevrolet, your local San Diego Chevrolet dealership. Continue reading to learn more about the exact reasons why it’s patriotic to buy an American automobile.
The myth that foreign automobiles—particularly Japanese—are better quality than American automobiles is finally being dispelled. Today’s domestic vehicles are better quality than they have ever been and these ratings are continually rising. Chevrolet quality is among the highest of both domestic and import automobiles. In fact, three of four General Motors brands, Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac, are above the industry average in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Initial Quality Study, and Cadillac takes fourth best in the industry.
Driving home in a brand-new Chevrolet isn’t just about the quality, technology, fuel economy, performance, or style. The engineers who design these vehicles and the hardworking men and women who assemble them ensure these qualities on every Chevy. Buying a new Chevrolet vehicle is also about supporting these people and everyone involved in the American automotive industry. It’s about providing job security, creating new jobs, supporting the economy, as well as building a stronger and better America. Since the American people helped General Motors during the company’s time of need, millions of jobs have been saved and created.
Every time you purchase an American vehicle, the money spent goes back into the domestic economy. Our car dealership and their employees make money which goes back into the local economy, and the manufacturer spreads the profits between a number of branches including the engineers and workers who developed and made the vehicle. All these factors contribute to a stronger country, a healthier domestic automobile industry, and better vehicles for the owners.
Mike Kennedy in service is amazing. I've never purchased a vehicle from this dealer, but I would buy another Chevy just to have this guy as my service advisory. You just don't find service like this anymore, it's truly amazing.
Pre-owned vehicles are an affordable solution when buying a vehicle, but it can be a daunting task trying to find one in good condition with a clean history. The San Diego Chevrolet dealership takes the hassle out of finding the right pre-owned vehicle by offering a wide selection of quality-assured automobiles. General Motors’ certified pre-owned program makes the search even easier. Find out why buying certified pre-owned makes such a difference.
The pre-owned vehicles found at the Chevrolet dealership come from trade-ins and lease vehicles that have reached the end of their term. The majority of these vehicles come to the dealership in good condition, but the certified pre-owned program has strict requirements. The first qualifications include the vehicle being no more than five years old and having no more than 75,000 miles. Vehicles that pass move on to inspection, and vehicles that don’t are disqualified from the program.
The General Motors certified pre-owned inspection begins with thorough history check for accidents, damage, mileage discrepancies, title problems, and a range of other factors. The next step involves a 172-point inspection of the vehicle. If the vehicle passes this inspection, it will then have any needed minor repairs performed as well as full maintenance. Full detailing and cleaning of the vehicle will follow to bring it to showroom condition.
The benefit of going through this thorough inspection process is a set of warranties similar to that of a new car. Chevrolet offers a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 12-month, 12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. These warranties are also transferable, which increases the vehicle’s value if it ever sold.
To finalize the deal, Chevrolet offers a number of extra benefits to the owners of certified pre-owned vehicles. The first is a three-day, 150-mile satisfaction guarantee that allows the owner the freedom to exchange a certified pre-owned vehicle if it doesn’t suit their tastes or needs. Next is roadside assistance for the life of the powertrain warranty. And to make life easier on the owner, Chevrolet offers a complementary maintenance plan for the first two years or 30,000 miles.
Contact a City Chevrolet representative by phone at (619) 817-8445 to learn about certified pre-owned Chevrolets in your area.
The right car is an investment that should fit your lifestyle needs and preferences. Use the resources below to complete your car research before you buy! At City Chevrolet, we want to fully educate our customers before their purchase. For additional resources and information, contact our San Diego Chevy dealers today by calling (619) 817-8445.
If you’re trying to decide between purchasing a new Chevy and purchasing a used one, answer the questions on BankRate.com to find out whether you’re better off with a new car or a used one.
Chevrolet vehicles have a first-rate reputation for safety. To find out what the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox scored on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash safety tests, visit IIHS.org.
To get a better idea of just how much Chevrolet vehicles have improved in recent years, check out what the Washington Post had to say about the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco.
Safe Kids Worldwide and OnStar offer vehicle emergency preparation tips for parents
San Diego, 6-18-2012 – When it comes to preparing San Diego children for emergencies, high-profile situations like fires and medical emergencies around the home are top of mind for many parents. However, for emergencies in the car, young children often do not know what to do.
A recent study by OnStar and Kelton Research found that less than half of parents are sure that their children would know at least one measure to take in the event of a car crash (46 percent) or a medical emergency in or around a vehicle (47 percent). Comparatively, 72 percent of parents expect their kids would know what to do if there was a fire in the home.
“Parents know how important it is to teach kids about safety in the home, but think how much time kids spend in cars. A few simple precautions can make a big difference,” said Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide.
In addition to a number of educational programs that Safe Kids Coalitions offer around the country, OnStar and Safe Kids are providing parents some tips to help prepare children for an emergency that might take place in or around the vehicle.
Car Seats: Safe Kids recommends keeping kids in rear-facing car seats as long as possible, as it is the safest way for children to travel. Children more than two years old can sit in forward-facing car seats or in rear-facing convertible seats as long as the child hasn’t reached the maximum car seat weight or height. Many forward-facing seats can help protect kids from 50 to 85 pounds. Booster seats protect kids up to 100 pounds. Always make sure the car seat is properly secured according to manufacturers’ instructions.
Airbags: Remember that children who are up against or very close to any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat. It is also better to put a forward-facing child restraint in the rear seat as well. Check the owner’s manual to see where the airbags are located in your vehicle.
Safety Belts: For children who outgrow their booster seats, proper safety belt technique is critical. Show your child how to properly put on and take off a safety belt on their own. Make sure they know that the shoulder belt should always be worn in front of their chest, centered on the shoulder, and the lap belt should be low on the hips, contacting the thighs, not the stomach. Take Safe Kids’ safety belt fit test, to be sure your child is ready to advance to the safety belt.
Educate about OnStar: If your vehicle has OnStar, you should make sure your young passengers are educated about its capabilities. In the event of a moderate-to-severe crash, OnStar will automatically connect to a trained advisor who will ask if everyone’s OK and can send emergency help to the location of the vehicle. It’s important that children know they can trust this OnStar voice and that they should answer any questions the advisor may ask and follow directions given.
It’s also crucial for kids to understand how to use OnStar in a non-crash-related emergency. Inform them that the red emergency button on the rearview mirror is just like dialing 9-1-1. If the driver is in trouble and cannot press the button for some reason, kids should know that this is a fast and easy way to call for help. However, you should tell them to never play with the buttons.
Sitting Properly: You can teach your child how to sit properly in a seat to help avoid injury:
Sit with shoulders against the back of the seat.
Position the head rest to protect the head.
Keep your head away from the door panel or window as that could cause injury.
Keep your legs in front of you, not to the side.
Stow all belongings so they do not injure passengers in a crash.
Car Keys: Never leave children alone in a vehicle with the car keys. Children could operate the power windows or other vehicle controls that can be dangerous. Children can be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing window. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children and never leave a child alone in a vehicle. Lock all doors after leaving an empty vehicle.
GM Foundation has supported Safe Kids for the past 16 years, beginning with the Safe Kids Buckle Up program.
Safe Kids conducts programs for kids and families around the country and in San Diego that teach safety messages, including how to use OnStar, common vehicle myths, tips and more. A Cub Scout program is geared for kids ages 7-10; the Safest Generation program is tailored for kids ages 11-12 and the Countdown2Drive programs reaches older kids and young teens. Visit www.safekids.org to find a program near you.