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Since its reveal at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has garnered the attention of auto aficionados from around the world.
“The new C7 is something else” and “the car’s performance is simply awesome,” says Automobile Magazine who named the Corvette Stingray its Automobile of the Year on Saturday. Tadge Juechter, Corvette’s lead engineer, was also named Automobile’s Man of the Year. The news comes only days after the Corvette Stingray was named Performance Car of the Year by Road & Track.
In its report, Automobile says the Corvette Stingray’s improved interior, 460 horsepower and the fuel-efficient 29 highway miles per gallon presents "a tremendous performance value.”
Courtesy Chevrolet San Diego brings you the guide to selecting the right trailer hitch.
SELECTING THE RIGHT HITCH Choosing the right hitch and making the proper electrical connections affects how your vehicle handles, corners and brakes, and allows you to alert other drivers of your intentions. Before selecting a hitch or trailering package, you should be familiar with the weight ratings specific to your Chevrolet vehicle.
SELECTING TRAILERING EQUIPMENT Most Chevrolet vehicles offer a variety of standard and available equipment for enhanced trailering performance. Aside from the equipment described below, features such as heavy-duty cooling and extendable trailering mirrors may be available. See Courtesy Chevrolet for more information on the model you're interested in.
WEIGHT-CARRYING HITCH This consists of a hitch ball mounted to a step-bumper or draw bar, commonly used for trailering light and medium loads. Hitch balls are available in a range of sizes. Make sure that the diameter of your hitch ball matches your trailer coupler. Also check that the ball meets or exceeds the gross trailer weight rating.
WEIGHT-DISTRIBUTING HITCH This is most often used for heavier trailering. This hitch type distributes the trailer load by using spring bars to shift some of the hitch weight forward onto the tow vehicle's front axle and rearward to the trailer?s axles.
FIFTH-WHEEL HITCH AND GOOSENECK HITCH These are designed for heavy trailering. Located in the bed of the truck, these hitches position the trailer's kingpin weight over, or slightly in front of, the truck's rear axle. Fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches are most frequently used with travel trailers, horse trailers and other large trailers.
TRAILERING PACKAGE An optional Heavy-Duty Trailering Equipment Package is available for a wide variety of Chevrolet models (and is standard on some Silverado and Suburban models). The Z82 Package includes a trailer hitch platform and may include other trailering equipment.
WIRING HARNESS This allows you to connect the electrical components of your trailer, such as turn signals and brake lights, to the trailering vehicle. Select Silverado models and all Avalanche, Suburban and Tahoe models feature a seven-pin wiring harness to streamline hookup of trailer lighting and brakes, and a bussed electrical center makes it easier to connect the integrated trailer brake controller.
INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER This is optional on Silverado pickups, Suburban (standard on 3/4-ton), Tahoe (not available on Tahoe Hybrid) and Avalanche. Completely integrated within the electrical system and antilock braking system, it allows your trailer?s brakes to operate simultaneously with the vehicle's brakes.
TRAILER BRAKES These are required above a 2,000-lb. trailer weight on Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, Suburban,and above a 1,000-lb. trailer weight on all other models. The most common trailer braking systems are surge brakes (found primarily on boat trailers) and electric brakes (often used on travel trailers, horse trailers and car haulers). Surge brakes are a self-contained hydraulic brake system on the trailer, activated during deceleration as the trailer coupler pushes on the hitch ball. An electric trailer brake system uses a brake control unit mounted inside the trailering vehicle; it operates by sensing the vehicle brakes and then applying the trailer brakes.
SERIES In general, a higher series number in a model indicates a greater load-carrying capacity. In addition, a vehicle with a higher series number typically has a stronger frame, more rigid chassis and higher-capacity brakes, increasing the vehicle's ability to trailer heavy loads.
OPEN-CARGO, CLOSED-CARGO VEHICLES There are two types of Chevrolet vehicles: open-cargo (Silverado and Colorado), designed primarily for carrying lots of cargo; and closed cargo (Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche, Express and Equinox) for carrying both cargo and passengers. The multipurpose capabilities of our full range of closed-cargo vehicles make them good choices for drivers with broad driving requirements.
The Chevy Volt receives an 8.9 out of 10 from KBB. Test drive the Volt at Courtesy Chevrolet San Diego today!
2013 Chevrolet Volt Review
By KBB.com Editors
rated 8.9 out of 10
The 2013 Chevrolet Volt electric plug-in hybrid represents a unique twist on the hybrid-car theme. Unlike the Toyota Prius Hybrid, which uses its gasoline engine to power the car and the electric drive as a supplement, the Volt runs purely on electric current. Once its battery pack is depleted (after 25 to 50 miles), the Volt's gasoline engine kicks on to run a generator, powering the electric motors and helping recharge the batteries. This extends the Volt's range an additional 300 miles or more. With its cool and elegant styling, and even more cool and elegant interior, the 2013 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid not only makes a statement about your environmental consciousness, it also says something about your good taste and appreciation for style.
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Learn more of what KBB had to say about the Chevrolet Volt here.
The 2013 Chevy Spark is here!!
The 2014 Spark is the perfect urban companion. Get around in a ride that offers worldly panache, a tech-savvy command deck and spunky aesthetics – all wrapped in a body that fits in almost anywhere.
Brake Pads Installed
Turning or replacing rotors all other services and tax extra. Excludes Corvette, Camaro SS, and otter select vehicles. Retail customers only, See Courtesy Chevrolet San Diego for details. Offer expires 12/31/2013.
Daylight savings at Courtesy Chevrolet San Diego. Set back your clocks & we’ll set back our prices.
On November 3rd daylights savings time ended. Set your clocks back an hour and join the standard time. We have and we’ve set back our prices too.
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