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

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

 

 

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

Rocky Ridge Silverado: Now at JBA Chevrolet

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At JBA, our Chevrolet enthusiasts share your passion for modified trucks and we know there is nothing better than a truck that flaunts its rugged independence and adventurous attitude which is why we are proud, and excited, to stock Rocky Ridge trucks for our customers.

For over 30 years, Rocky Ridge has been making “big, bad trucks” in the heart of America with a team that has the knowledge and experience needed to design and manufacture the best lifted 4×4 trucks in the country. Knowing this, pairing Rocky Ridge and GM together seemed like a natural choice.

As a Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer, Rocky Ridge’s upfit products enhance GM trucks in accordance to their quality specification. Selected on the merit of their upfit or conversion, financial stability and adherence to the governmental and trade association requirements, we are proud to partner with Rocky Ridge and carry their Chevrolet Silverado models for our customers. We carry a wide variety of these professionally-constructed, custom lifted trucks and as a family owned and operated business, Rocky Ridge speaks to our own principles, providing quality products for over three decades.

What Rocky Ridge models do we carry?

880f2cb5a8794e999da3f9dea4047601_c0x1-1600x899_x1600K2 PACKAGE | Experience the outdoors like never before with the Silverado 1500 K2 Edition. This 6-inch, custom lifted truck is ready to dominate with an attitude to match the “Savage Mountain” itself. What makes the K2 so ready to take on the tallest peaks in style? This Silverado comes equipped with muscular body-colored fender flares, black step boards, body-colored manufacturer badges, black wheels, and tough off-road tires to take the off-road experience to the next level.

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Each Rocky Ridge truck at JBA Chevrolet comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty so you’re covered for whatever adventures await.

Contact our JBA sales team or visit our showroom at 7327 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, Maryland. We’d be happy to find you the perfect Rocky Ridge Silverado for your next adventure!

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

Sources: JBA Chevrolet | Rocky Ridge Trucks

Functional & Durable: All-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

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“With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road

and made it even better. . . ”

– Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain

Exactly 100 years after Chevrolet revealed its first trucks to customers in 1918, the next-generation Silverado was introduced to truck lovers around the world. Sure to change the game for future Chevy Trucks, the 2019 Silverado offers a functional work space, performance that won’t compromise, as well as a broad range of trim and engine/transmission combinations for buyers to choose from.

LARGER AND MORE FUNCTIONAL

The bed is arguably the most important feature for buyers when it comes to choosing the right pickup truck; something that Chevy takes very seriously. To build upon their legacy of strength, the 2019 Silverado bed features a Best-in-Class Cargo Volume of 63 cubic feet, a higher-strength steel floor, 12 stronger tie-downs to handle up to 500 pounds of force, 120-volt power outlet, class-executive CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots and more!

LARGER AND LIGHTER

Larger than any previous model, the 2019 Silverado was designed with a wheelbase that is 3.9 inches longer and an overall length of 1.6 inches longer to accommodate more cargo and more interior space. With a lighter weight (450 pounds lighter, to be exact), advanced manufacturing processes throughout the Silverado has optimized its mass, durability, safety and functionality.

Powered by your choice of a new 5.3L and 6.2L V-8 with an industry-first Dynamic Fuel Management, the 2019 Silverado offers more combinations or performance, efficiency and value than ever before. This next-generation Chevrolet is truly designed to meet the specific needs of its driver.

The all-new 2019 Silverado High Country features an exclusive fr

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Knowing that their customers use the Silverado for various purposes, including hauling cargo and transporting people, Chevrolet ensured that the 2019 model was designed with more comfortable seating, more interior cargo space and more functional, easy-to-use controls. In fact, the 2019 Silverado now offers 43.8 inches of rear-seat legroom and 44.5 inches of front legroom.

The all-new 2019 Silverado High Country interior features more pBuyers have the choice of adding available storage options, including two 10-liter bins integrated into the second-row seatbacks OR a large 24-liter storage tray under the second-row seat. So, whether you’re grabbing groceries or heading to the lake, the 2019 Silverado can secure everything from milk to fishing rods.

The Silverado was already the first pickup truck on the market to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, wireless phone charging and OnStar safety & security features.

Stay tuned for the arrival of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at JBA!

The all-new 2019 LT Trailboss (new trim for 2019) adds off-road

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

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room

Chevrolet Colorado: 2018 Midnight & Dusk Editions

To celebrate 100 years of designing and building iconic trucks, Chevrolet has expanded their midsize truck lineup with the debut of the Midnight & Dusk Editions of the 2018 Colorado at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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So, what features can you look forward to in both of these Special Edition Chevy trucks?

The Midnight Edition features an all-black exterior with black Chevy bowtie emblems and 17-inch five-spoke black wheels. What else? The Colorado Midnight also comes equipped with a black sport bar with LED lighting – perfect for off-road driving!

The Dusk Edition comes equipped with all of the same great features as the Midnight Edition, however buyers can choose any exterior colour from the ZR2 lineup + black accents throughout.

Ready for any off-road adventure, the Colorado Midnight & Dusk Editions both come equipped with awesome performance features including off-road suspension with cast-iron arms and segment-exclusive Multimatic DSSV dampers. A FIRST of its kind, these off-road shocks feature position-sensitive spool valves to ensure optimal performance on and off the road!

The ZR2 Colorado is available with a standard 3.6L V-6 class-executive eight-speed transmission or an available 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel which offers a best-in-class 369 lb-ft of torque. Not to mention a highly equipped suite of on-the-road safety technology and the latest in connectivity, including StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, Forward Collision Alert, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

Click here to learn more about the 2018 Colorado Midnight & Dusk Editions. If you’re interested in adding this adventure-ready package to your Colorado, ask our JBA sales team how we can help you!

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

Sources: JBA Chevrolet | Chevrolet Press Room