For over 50 years, the Chevrolet Impala has been one of Chevrolet’s top selling cars. An icon for American automotive innovation, the legacy of the Impala can be traced from its beginnings as a luxurious family sedan to its later popularity as an athletic sports car. Let’s explore the history of the Chevrolet Impala:
In 1958, Chevrolet debuted the first Chevrolet Impala, which was originally sold as a high trim version of the Bel Air. The first Impala model was a luxurious sedan that featured unique styling such as an extended hard top body, tail fins, and triple rear lights. The long and low profile of the Impala defined American automotive style. With its distinctive looks, superior performance, and reasonable price, the Impala quickly became the top selling automobile in America.
During the 1960s, the Impala continued to be Chevrolet’s best selling model. In 1961, Chevrolet introduced the Impala Super Sport. The Impala SS featured a powerful 409-cubic inch engine that gave the model more horsepower and a sportier feel. The Impala’s popularity as a sporty muscle car continued through the 1970s and 1980s. During these decades, Chevrolet continued make advances in body style and engine technology, transforming the Impala into a fast and lean sports car.
The popularity of the Impala continues to the present day. In 2005, Chevrolet introduced the ninth generation of the Impala, which featured a powerful V8 engine capable of going 0-60 in 5.8 seconds. For 2014, the Chevy Impala has been updated with all new technology and a streamlined body style. Featuring a 303-horsepower V6 engine and standard 20-inch rims, the 2014 model meets the sporty standards of the original Impala SS. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala launches the legacy of this popular model into the future.
Your Chevrolet’s tires influence your San Diego car’s fuel economy, handling, and much more. For these reasons, it’s extremely important to stay on top of tire maintenance and replacement schedules. Continue reading the educational article below to learn more about when you should purchase tires from our dealers and what to look for in a new set of tires:
Inspect Your Current Tires
The best way to tell if your Chevrolet needs new tires is to visually inspect them. First, check tread depth by sticking a penny, Lincoln’s head upside down, into some of the grooves of your tires. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then you know that it’s time to replace your Chevy’s tires as soon as possible. Other telltale signs that it’s time for new tires include visible tire wear bars, cracks in the sidewall, or a cut on your tire’s surface.
Find Tires That Are Made for the Driving You Do
Tires these days can be equipped with a profusion of different features. In the San Diego area, you won’t need snow tires. Instead, you’ll probably want a pair of all-season tires or summer tires. All-season tires will give you a good balance of traction in a variety of weather conditions. And summer tires, also called three-season tires, will offer you the best performance if you never drive in snow.
Consider Tire Longevity
Before you buy tires for your Chevy, take a good look at how long they are expected to last. All-season tires typically last anywhere between 40,000 and 100,000 miles. Performance tires, on the other hand, last between 25,000 and 75,000 miles. Of course, tire longevity is also affected by how well you maintain your tires. To extend the life of your tires and save money, remember to inflate and rotate your tires regularly.
When buying new tires it’s a good idea to go with what the manufacturer of your car recommends. To get tire-buying advice from factory-trained Chevy mechanics, come to City Chevrolet of San Diego. Call us at (619) 817-8445 for more information about buying tires for your car or to make a service appointment.
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In the heavy-duty truck segment, the 2013 Chevy Silverado is a pickup packed with power and value. To learn more about the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD’s capabilities and features, stop by our Chevy dealership in San Diego, and watch this video clip.
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD can be equipped with a 6.6-liter diesel engine that makes an impressive 765 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, the heavy-duty trailer tow package, and a six-speed Allison transmission, the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD can tow about 18,000 pounds. In addition, the interior is comfortable and cozy, which prevents you from getting fatigued like you would in a less comfortable pickup.