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Take a Closer Look at These Chevrolet Malibu Safety Features

The all-new Chevrolet Malibu has been recognized again as a popular mid-size car that comes packed with important safety features. Take a closer look at some of these impressive features as highlighted by your friends at Capitol Chevrolet Montgomery.

The Lane Departure Warning in the Chevrolet Malibu helps tired and distracted drivers to stay safe on the highway. When the system detects that the Malibu is beginning to drift out of the lane, the steering wheel is going to begin vibrating. 

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The Safety Technology of the the Silverado 3500 HD

When you need a truck that can haul and pull the heavy loads that your job demands, look to the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD. This is one of the most popular heavy-duty trucks on the truck market today. It has a reputation for quality and dependability.

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD has technological features incorporated into the design to keep you safer while driving. The Silverado 3500 HD has the Stabilitrak system. This system provides stability control so that your vehicle won't tip or roll when towing or hauling. 

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2018 Chevy Cruze: A Car Built for the Future

The Chevy Cruze has all of the technology that you will ever need to keep your passengers entertained. Whether you are running errands around town or hitting the highway for a cross-country road trip, you will have millions of songs, podcasts, and audiobooks at your fingertips.

Chevy’s 2018 Cruze is compatible with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. Both of these software suites seamlessly connect to Chevrolet’s MyLink display. You can start your favorite radio station or listen to a downloaded podcast with a few taps of the screen or a series of voice commands. 

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Care for Your Tires With a Spring Cleaning

If keeping your tires in good shape is important to you, one of the things that you can do to help them last is to clean them regularly. If you do not clean them, there is more chance of them eroding and causing issues.

When you are cleaning your car, start with the tires. Clean them before you get to the rest of the vehicle and use a soft bristle brush as you work on them. Consider purchasing a cleaner that is made specifically for the work of cleaning tires. 

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Tips for Driving in the Spring Rain

Driving in the rain can be a dangerous situation, especially if your vehicle hasn't been tuned up in a while and there are some issues going on. We here at Capitol Chevrolet Montgomery want to make sure that you are safe at all times, so if you have any of the following issues going on, stop down to our location so we can help you out.

  • The tread on your tires should be evenly worn but more importantly, if the tread is really low, then you may want to consider new tires to give you better handling on the…
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Rear-wheel Drive and Front-wheel Drive: What's the Difference?

A transmission system is manufactured with front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Although most car owners know if their vehicles come with front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, they do not know the difference between the two transmission systems. If you want to know the difference between FWD and RWD, read further for more information.

Rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive are different because of how they provide power to a vehicle. RWD provides better off-road capability because power is distributed to the rear wheel (from the engine) via the drive shaft. 

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Plan for Safety on the Highway

If you find yourself in a roadside emergency while you are driving on the highway, it is important to make sure you keep yourself and your passengers safe. Below are two tips from our Chevrolet service team on how to handle a roadside emergency that occurs on the highway.

  • Tire Blow Out - If you are driving down the highway and you experience a tire blow out that leads to a roadside emergency, stay calm and gently drive your car to a safe place on the side of the road. It is important not to worry about driving on the tire…
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Replace a Flat Tire With Ease

Knowing how to fix a flat tire is an excellent skill to have. To change out a tire, you will need a jack, a lug wrench, and the spare tire. If possible, practice replacing the tire in a safe, flat location. Read the owner’s manual on how to change a flat. Here is a brief breakdown from our Chevrolet parts and service professionals.

Turn the car off, and set the brake. Get the spare tire out. If you have chocks, chock the wheels. Loosen the lug nuts. Sometimes lug nuts will not budge. Carry some spray lubricant in your…

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Car Not Starting? It Could be Your Ignition

Is your car refusing to start? Don't start looking for a new battery just yet. Sometimes, the issue isn't a dead battery, but simply an ignition system that requires maintenance. But how can you tell?

When your ignition stops working, there are a few signs that can give it away. If you're noticing a grinding or whining sign coming from your vehicle when you try to start it, that can be a telltale sign that the issue is your starter and not your battery. 

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Overcoming Heater Core Issues

Your heater core plays a central role in providing interior heat for your vehicle, and if it develops issues during cold weather, your comfort can suffer. The heater core is usually located toward the back of vehicle engine compartment. It receives hot coolant from either the radiator or the engine and then uses a special fan to force air over the core. This heated air is then pumped into your cabin for climate control and heating purposes.

While your heater core has much to do with your personal comfort, it also has a lot to do with engine health. 

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