Introducing the All-New 2020 Corvette

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In July of 2019, Chevrolet revealed images of the 2020 Stingray – the first-ever production mid-engine Corvette and a re-imagined model that will bring new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.

“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout . . . In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.” – GM President Mark Reuss

Inspired Design 

Unmistakably a Corvette, the 2020 Stingray has a bold, futuristic design that conveys motion and power from every angle. The use of premium materials and attention to detail were critical when designing this all-new performance Chevrolet. Additional design features include low profile headlamps, large side air intakes for engine cooling and aerodynamic performance, large rear hatch that showcases the engine with seven air vents, and dual-element LED taillights with animated turn signals.

Owners can completely personalize their 2020 Stingray with more options available than before. The all-new Corvette comes with 12 exterior colors, six interior color themes, six seat belt colors and two optional stitch packages. In addition, owners can choose between three seat options: GT1, GT2 and Competition Sport.

Inspired Performance

For the 2020 Stingray, there have been improvements to the overall handling of the Corvette. The structure of the vehicle has been designed around its backbone: the center tunnel. This allows the light, stiff structure to serve as the foundation for the suspension system to perform in an optimized manner. Solid with a connected-to-the-road feel, drivers of the Corvette Stingray will feel minimal vibrations at high speeds or on long road trips.

“Our mission was to develop a new type of sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars . . . ” – Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer

Inside the 2020 Corvette Stingray is Chevrolet’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V8 LT2 engine which produces 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust – the most horsepower and torque of any entry Corvette!

The biggest update to the Corvette can be found in the lubrication and ventilation system. A Chevrolet first, the base Stingray will use an engine-mounted dry sump oil system and three scavenge pumps for improved track performance.

 

We can’t wait to see the 2020 Corvette Stingray in action, which goes into production in late 2019.

J.B.A. Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | Chevrolet

 

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Our Famous Big Tent Event is back!

We love the summer for lots of reasons: warm weather, trips to the lake, BBQs with family and friends and weekends spent by the pool. We also love summer because . . . our famous Big Tent Event returns! Keep reading to learn more about our featured Chevrolet vehicles this month.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab All Star Edition 

During our Big Tent Event, save up to $13,000 off MSRP* on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab All Star Edition!

The strongest and most advanced Silverado ever, the 2019 model of this iconic Chevrolet truck powers up to 420 horsepower, comes equipped with 6 available advanced powertrains, available advanced trailering technology and available advanced active safety features. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is bigger, stronger and lighter than the previous model and offers more choices so you can get the capability you need for the job.

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT from $179/month for 39 months* or Buy & Save up to $8,000* during our Big Tent Event!

No matter the destination, the Chevrolet Equinox is the small SUV that will get you there. Fully equipped with something for the entire family, you’ll feel confident on the road with features like available Hands Free Liftgate, 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space and 32 EPA-estimated MPG on the highway. The 2019 Equinox was also given a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT from $139/month for 39 months* or Buy & Save up to $6,000* during our Big Tent Event!

Small but mighty, the Chevrolet Trax offers the performance you want for a fun drive and the technology you need to remain entertained. The 2019 Trax comes equipped with Smartphone Integration, available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, available all-wheel drive and was recently given a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS from $179/month for 39 months* or Buy & Save up to $7,000* during our Big Tent Event!

The Chevrolet Malibu is dressed to impress. A Chevrolet classic, this sedan comes puts your comfort first and comes equipped with available Smartphone Integration, available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi and available Teen Technology.

Are you interested in any of the Chevrolet vehicles you’ve read about in our blog? We’re happy to answer any questions you have. You can shop online or contact us directly: 410-766-6300. Also, don’t forget – credit problems are NO PROBLEM at J.B.A! We’ll work hard to put you in the drivers seat of a fantastic Chevrolet car, truck or SUV.

Visit our Big Tent Event today!

*See dealer for details. Offers end July 31, 2019.

Don’t Forget Your Seat Belt!

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Chevrolet is taking direct aim at the rising car crash related deaths amongst teens with their latest addition to the Teen Driver system: Buckle to Drive. Available through Teen Driver mode, Buckle to Drive builds upon the Chevrolet mission to help teen drivers stay safe on the road.

Did you know that buckling your seat belt is the number one action drivers can take to protect themselves in the crash? Teens continue to have the lowest rates of seat belt use.

An industry first, Buckle to Drive reminds young drivers to buckle up before driving. Now a standard feature in the 2020 Traverse, Buckle to Drive prevents the driver home shifting out of “PARK” if the driver’s seat belt is not buckled.

“Buckle to Drive is Chevrolet’s latest feature designed to encourage young drivers to develop safe driving habits right from the start . . . Buckle to Drive is embedded in Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system and is aimed at helping remind teens to buckle up every time they get behind the wheel.” – Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet safety engineer

What is Teen Driver mode?

  • Teen Driver offers an industry-first in-vehicle report card that helps encourage safe driving habits and provides a way for parents and teens to discuss safe driving habits.
  • When active, Teen Driver mode automatically mutes the radio until the driver and front passenger seat belts are fastened.
  • Parents can select a speed warning that, if exceeded, activates a visual and audible warning.
  • Teen Driver mode is now available on the 2020 Traverse, Malibu and Colorado.

Want to learn more about Teen Driver mode and Buckle to Drive? Our expert Chevrolet sales team would be happy to answer all of your questions.

J.B.A. Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room 

Organizations that Support Members of our Military: How Can You Help?

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During Memorial Day month last year, we shone a light on organizations across the country that provide various services for members of our military and their family. With 45,000 not-for-profit organizations across the nation that support our military, veterans and military families, we wanted to feature a new group of trusted organizations you can support this Memorial Day.

Fisher House Foundation

Established in 1990 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, Fisher House Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization designed to provide support for the Fisher House program that provides housing and a “home away from home” for the families of patients receiving medical care. Since being founded, Fisher House Foundation has helped more than 305,000 families and has saved more than $360 million in out-of-pocket costs for housing and transportation. You can learn more here.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

TAPS provides a variety of programs to offer compassionate care for those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the Armed Forces or as a result of service. TAPS has helped more than 7,000 families, caregivers and casualty officers since being founded in 1994. You can learn more here.

Give An Hour

Give An Hour works to match members of our military and veterans struggling with mental health and well-being with volunteer health professionals that can help them recover. Since being founded, Give An Hour has provided more than 210,000 hours of service with over 858 active volunteers and 390 partner organizations. You can learn more here.

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Bob Woodruff Family Foundation

Bob Woodruff, a journalist who was critically injured while reporting for ABC’s “World News Tonight” in 2006, spent 36 days in a medically-induced coma. During this time, his wife met many families of service members dealing with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has helped more than 2.5 million veterans and families by investing $45 million in innovative local and national programs and non-profits. You can learn more here.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is a scholarship program for children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. This foundation provides much-needed support for struggling military kids and surviving spouses. You can learn more here.

Want to learn more about how you can support members of our military, veterans and military families this Memorial Day? Visit veteransadvantage.com for details.

 

J.B.A. Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Veterans Advantage

Go Crazy for March Mania at J.B.A!

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March Mania has arrived at J.B.A. Chevrolet! Just in time for the Spring season, we’re featuring fantastic lease rates and savings opportunities on your favorite Chevrolet sedans, crossovers and trucks. Commuting solo? Consider the peppy Trax. Hauling adventure gear? You’ll want the legendary Silverado!

Keep reading to learn more!

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2019 Chevrolet Trax LT 

Never judge a book by its cover. Good looking and compact on the outside, the 2019 Trax is fully-loaded on the inside! Equipped with standard Smartphone Integration, available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi and available all-wheel drive, the Chevrolet Trax offers performance pep for a fun drive and technology features to keep you entertained.

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Trax LT from $139/month or Buy & Save up to $6,000 off MSRP during March Mania. Shop Trax inventory.

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT

With a brand new grille and fascia,  the Chevrolet Malibu has a refreshed design that demands attention on the road. Not only can you remain connected to the ones you love through Smartphone Integration, but you can feel confident knowing that this luxury sedan will keep your entire family safe with available Teen Driver Technology.

Lease the 2019 Malibu LT from $159/month or Buy & Save up to $7,000 off MSRP during March Mania. Shop Malibu inventory.

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT 

It’s all about the journey. Whether you’re heading out on your daily commute or a grand adventure, the Equinox is the mid-size SUV that comes loaded with big features, like hands-free liftgate, standard 1.5L turbo engine and available switchable all-wheel drive.

Lease the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT from $179/month or Buy & Save up to $8,000 off MSRP during March Mania. Shop Equinox inventory.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab 

Drive into the new season with a legendary Chevrolet. Strong, capable and built to stand the test of time, the Silverado 1500 is equipped to tow up to 12,500 lbs. and features a best-in-class V8 max trailering capability.

Save up to $13,000 off MSRP on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab until April 1st during March Mania! Shop Silverado inventory.

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What Chevrolet are you interested in? We’re here to help! Visit our website or swing by our showroom at 7327 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

 

 

Celebrate the Holidays at J.B.A Chevrolet

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Unwrap a brand new Chevrolet from J.B.A. during our Year End Sales Event. We’re celebrating the arrival of the holiday season with Santa-approved offers on your favorite Chevrolet models like the Cruze and Silverado. Whether you’re riding solo, travelling with the entire family or hauling winter adventure gear, we guarantee you’ll find a perfect vehicle just in time for the holidays.

Keep reading to discover our December offers!

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2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT

It’s all about the journey. Whether you’re heading out on your daily commute or a grand winter adventure, the 2019 Equinox is the small SUV that comes loaded with big features, like hands-free liftgate, standard 1.5L turbo engine and available switchable all-wheel drive.

Lease the 2019 Equinox LT from $159/month or Buy & Save up to $8,000 during our Year End Sales Event. Shop our Equinox inventory.

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2019 Chevrolet Cruze LT

Keep calm and Cruze into the holidays. The 2019 model of this Chevrolet favorite is a sporty compact sedan that comes equipped with a standard turbo engine, available built-in 4G LTE wi-fi, standard rear vision camera and standard Apple CarPlay compatibility. It doesn’t get more connected than this!

Buy & Save up to $6,000 on the 2019 Cruze LT or lease from $119/month during our Year End Sales Event. Shop our Cruze inventory.

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Named the Most Dependable Midsize Car by J.D. Power, the Malibu is fully equipped with advanced safety features that will prevent, protect and respond including Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Change Alert, Blind Zone Alert and more.

Lease the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu from $139/month or Buy & Save up to $7,000 during our Year End Sales Event. Shop our Malibu inventory.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Make this holiday season legendary. Strong, capable and built to stand the test of time, the Silverado 1500 is equipped to tow up to 12,500 lbs. and features a best-in-class V8 max trailering capability.

Save up to $14,000 on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 all December long during our Year End Sales Event.

How can we help with your Chevrolet purchase? Visit our showroom at 7327 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie today!

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

 

 

 

Prepare for Winter: Chevrolet Maintenance Tips

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We have cooler, sunny days in the forecast for the week ahead, but it’s never too early to prepare for the arrival of winter weather. Not only should we be altering our driving habits to accommodate for the change in road conditions, but we should also arrange with a local mechanic to complete maintenance that will ensure the top performance of our Chevrolet vehicle(s) all season long.

Keep your Chevrolet clean

Snow, salt and ice can build up quickly when you’re on the road, leading to poor visibility and possible corrosion on your Chevrolet. Rid your vehicle of hazardous debris with frequent visits to your local car wash or our J.B.A. service department; your Chevrolet will thank you.

Monitor all vehicle fluids & check your oil!

As colder temperatures arrive, the oil in your Chevrolet can begin to thicken making it harder for your vehicle to start and perform to the best of its ability. With the winter season approaching, it’s a good time to start monitoring the levels of all fluids in your vehicle. If you’re unsure about your Chevrolet fluid levels, our technicians are here to help! You can schedule your service appointment online or contact us directly: 410-766-6300.

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How’s your battery?

The battery of your Chevrolet will take a serious beating with the arrival of colder temperatures. In fact, the change in temperature can decrease the charge of your vehicle battery even if it’s new. To avoid getting stuck on the side of the road in bad weather, ensure that a mechanic takes a close look at the condition of your Chevrolet battery.

Keep the tank full

This tip might seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning. Fill up your gas tank when you have a chance. Not only will this decrease the likelihood of you running out of gas in poor winter weather, but it will also decrease the chances of your gas line freezing.

Do you have your winter tires?

When outside temperatures dip below 44°F, it’s important that you change over to your winter tires. The rubber on all-season tires can harden in cold temperatures which will cause your vehicle to lose traction on snow and ice covered roads. Winter tires, however, remain flexible which allows the rubber to grip the road.

Need help choosing the right winter tires for your vehicle? We’re here to help! Visit our website or contact our service department: 410-766-6300.

 

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Stay safe on the roads this winter!

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Waterdown Collision | Autotrader

Hands on the Wheel: Chevrolet’s “Call Me Out” App takes aim at Distracted Driving

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Did you know that in 2016, 37,000 deaths on the road were attributed to distracted driving? According to a recent Research Now survey, 84% of people say that driving while handling a phone is dangerous, 90% of people admit to doing it. With 95% of Americans owning cell phones, Chevrolet is taking direct aim at distracted driving with the launch of their “Call Me Out” app.

“Call Me Out” combines to extremely influential forces – technology and the people we love. Available to drivers over the age of 18, “Call Me Out” is designed to leverage positive influence of peer pressure on behavior – such as distracted driving. Chevrolet encourages users to have friends, family and mentors record a positive message to remind one another to keep their hands on the wheel . . . and off their phones.

 

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“As the father of two daughters, I am keenly aware of all the perils that my children face out in the world on a daily basis, and that is why it is so important for GM and Chevrolet to offer technologies that help all of us become safer drivers . . ..” – Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet

How does “Call Me Out” work?

Once the app is downloaded, it uses the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to detect when the phone is physically picked up while travelling at speeds above 5 mph. Once detected, the app will automatically play personalized messages from friends, family or mentors reminding the driver to keep their eyes on the road.

“Call Me Out” includes gamification, featuring a scoreboard and rankings. The less the phone is handled while driving, the higher the score on the leaderboard. Talk about a little friendly (and safe) competition!

“Chevy’s Call Me Out app gives drivers another great tool to reinforce good driving behaviors — and as a mom of a teenage daughter, I personally know how important it is to model good driving behaviors and encourage others to do the same.” – Tricia Morrow, Chevy safety engineer

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: AAA | Chevrolet | Pew Research Center, Internet & Technology

 

 

All-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. the 2019 Ford Edge

 

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Arriving in Chevrolet dealerships across the U.S. in early 2019, the all-new Blazer is a versatile and stylish addition to the Chevrolet utility vehicle lineup. Sculpted on the inside and out, the 2019 Blazer comes equipped with a 3.6L engine (RS & Premier models) and available All-Wheel Drive making it the perfect sporty SUV for all of your adventures.

MotorTrend recently shared an article (“Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer vs. Ford Edge“) which inspired us to compare the all-new Chevrolet Blazer to its SUV segment competitor: the 2019 Ford Edge.

APPEARANCE

When it comes to first impressions, the Chevrolet Blazer is both striking and sleek. Exterior design was the main focus for the Blazer and it sets new standards for how SUVs should look. Buyers of the 2019 Blazer can choose between 20-inch and 21-inch wheels, as well as a variety of chrome accents on the Premier model.

MotorTrend notes that Chevrolet “took a bolder approach” when designing the Blazer with the grille extending “. . . nearly the entire length of the car’s front fascia . . ..” While still a good looking SUV on the outside, the 2019 Ford Edge has a more conventional look that buyers have become accustomed to in this particular segment.

INTERIOR FEATURES

Buyers of the all-new Chevrolet Blazer can look forward to a suite of the latest and greatest in on-the-road technology features. Equipped with a Chevrolet-first Cargo Management System that lets buyers customize their cargo space, the Blazer has a spacious and intuitive interior that offers a fantastic combination of style, versatility and comfort.

The 2019 Edge comes equipped with a more “structured” interior and center console with an embedded touchscreen. One cool feature that the Ford Edge does have in comparison to the Blazer is a Rotary e-Shifter vs. a conventional gear shifter which opens up space for cupholders, smart storage and USB ports.

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We can’t wait for the arrival of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer at J.B.A. next year! With a brand new and striking design, we know that the Blazer is bound to shake things up in the SUV segment.

What are features are you looking forward to with the Chevrolet Blazer? Share with us!

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: MotorTrend | Chevrolet | Ford USA

 

 

 

The 2019 Silverado has Arrived at J.B.A. Chevrolet!

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We are very excited to announce that the attention-grabbing 2019 Silverado has arrived at J.B.A. Chevrolet! Many of our customers have been asking about the arrival of this new model year Silverado and we can’t wait to show it off.

Made to Last

Like the many model years before it, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado was made for tough IMG_1264jobs. Whether you’re heading to a job site or on a grand adventure, the Silverado has proved time and time again to be the Most Dependable Large Light Duty Pickup (J.D. Power) on the market.

The next generation Silverado is larger than the previous model. The crew cab, short box has 1.2 inches more total width, 1.5 inches more total height, 1.5 inches more total weight, 1.7 inches more total length and 3.9 inches more wheelbase. The Silverado short bed offers more cargo volume than the standard bed of the Ford F150!

Despite the larger footprint, the new Silverado is up to 450 pounds lighter than the outgoing model offering a 22 MPG highway fuel economy.

Options, Options, Options

The 2019 lineup offers more choices than ever, including six engine/transmission combinations to ensure that all of your performance, efficiency and value needs are met.

Owners of the Silverado can look forward to:

  • 4.3L V-6 offer maximum of 8,000 pounds towing, up to 400 pounds (regular cab, rear-wheel-drive models)
  • 5.3L V-6 with Max Towing Package offers 11,600 pounds towing, up to 400 pounds (double-cab, rear-wheel-drive models)
  • For 2019, the 6.2L V-8 now exclusively comes with four-wheel drive, Max Towing Package, and offers 12,200 pounds towing

Does the 2019 Silverado seem like the perfect fit for you? For your business? For your family? Contact our sales team by phone 410-766-6300, visit our website or swing by our showroom at 7327 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie to book your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado test drive.

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Chevrolet | Chevrolet Press Room