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

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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

A Bold New Addition: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

Distinctive designs, new available technologies and a first-ever Turbo 1LE; Chevrolet introduced a reinvigorated and bold model of the 2019 Camaro in April.

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Performance + Design

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro updated design are not purely aesthetic; they also aid in the performance of this sports car. New front-end styling, LED dual-element headlamps and a reshaped hood optimize air flow and help minimize drag or lift.

“. . . all elements must not only be beautiful but also enhance performance . . . “

 

Owners of the 2019 Camaro can also look for new LED tail lamps, which show off a more sculptured evolution of this Chevrolet classic. LS and LT models will feature red tinted lenses, while the RS, SS and ZL1 models will feature dark-tinted neutral-density lenses.

Turbo 1LE

The new Camaro Turbo 1LE rounds out the track stars lineup of the Camaro models. Leveraging impressive performance and ideal weight distribution, owners of the Turbo 1LE can look forward to an exclusive 6-speed manual transmission and a tailored chassis package that will offer track-capable performance.

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Turbo 1LE includes:

  • 2.0L turbo engine with 275 hp + 295 lb-ft of torque
  • driver mode selector with Sport Mode, Track Mode, Competition Model

Next Generation Technology

Designed to mimic the latest smartphone and tablet models, the 2019 Camaro is equipped with Chevrolet’s most advanced infotainment systems (3 to be exact!) that will provide a more personalized and intuitive interface.

Features include:

  • standard rear vision camera + improved standard rear-vision camera system (high definition camera)
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • enhanced Performance Data system

The 2019 Camaro’s updated designs are not only striking but al

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

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room

Charities That Could Use Your Help This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner and, for many, that means it’s time to relax, eat some good food and enjoy long weekend. The truth is, however, we can often get caught up in the relaxation and forget the true meaning behind the holiday.

At JBA Chevrolet, we believe it’s important to take a step back and show our respect to those who put their lives on the line every day for the beautiful country we will be enjoying this Memorial Day. In honor of this upcoming holiday weekend, we’ve chosen to highlight three charities that work to benefit the lives of our brave soldiers and their families.

1. The Memorial Day Foundation

The Memorial Day Foundation completely dedicated to bringing awareness to the meaning of Memorial Day. This organization shows their appreciation to soldiers and their families by creating floral arrangements that will be placed in honor of Memorial Day. Getting involved with The Memorial Day Foundation is a great way to show your appreciation this weekend! Why? Well, the donated funds go directly towards these beautiful floral arrangements, Thank You cards and honor the memory of American soldiers to have lost their lives.

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2. Homes For Our Troops

Homes For Our Troops is a non-profit organization that dedicates 100% of their funds to helping those who were affected by the attacks on 9/11. Both Veterans and their families are eligible for help from Home For Our Troops. This fantastic organization offers several ways for individuals to get involved over Memorial Day weekend, including donating funds online or helping to build a home for a family near you.

Want to know more about how you can help? Homes For Our Troops website includes a map that will help you locate the closest project in need of volunteers.

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3. Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation provides members of our military a free stay at their “comfort homes,” specifically designed for family members of veterans receiving medical treatment. The folks behind the Fisher House Foundation believe that there is no better way to help those who are hurting than having their family by their side. When families need a safe and comforting place to stay, the Fisher House Foundation is there to help.

How can you make a donation? The Fisher House Foundation has partnered up with many other organizations that also donate portions of their profits to this charity. As a donor, the Fisher House Foundation gives you the choice have directing your funds providing housing for Military families or towards flying in Military family members to be closer to their loved ones during treatment.

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Even if you choose to relax this Memorial Day weekend, it’s important that we don’t forget the the true meaning behind this patriotic holiday. We are happy to highlight just some of the many admirable not-for-profit organizations that could certainly use a helping hand this Memorial Day weekend.

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

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.

997bd494d1e14de9acb9169777f25537_c58x452-1542x866_x1542ALTITUDE PACKAGE | Altitude lifted trucks are the perfect combination of high style and substance for a truck that can truly go everywhere. This big bad Silverado has        6-inch custom-developed suspension lift kit, 20 inch off-road wheels and 35-inch all-terrain tires.

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

What We Love about the Chevrolet Traverse

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We recently read an article written by Jill Ciminillo, Automotive Editor at KLEW TV in Idaho, where she shared the 5 things she loves about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse which got us thinking: what do we love about the Traverse? More like: what don’t we love?

Whether you’re looking for the perfect vehicle to fit the entire family (and some friends) or you’ve been searching for a stylish SUV with cargo space to match, you’ll want to pay close attention to what we’re about to share!

SPACE ON SPACE ON SPACE 

For starters, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse was designed with a Best in Class Maximum Cargo Space of 98.2 cubic feet – which means you can really do it all! Whether you’re spending time with the family, grabbing groceries or completing home renovations, the Traverse is designed to provide you with optimal cargo space without compromising passenger seating. What’s better? The Chevrolet Traverse comes equipped with HIDDEN UNDERFLOOR REAR STORAGE space!

You’re probably wondering: How will I access all of these extra cargo space if my hands are full? Well, the Traverse has you covered! The Premier and High Country models of the Traverse come with hands-free gesture liftgate, which means all you need to do is lightly kick your foot under the tailgate. That’s it . . . that’s all!

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TWO’S COMPANY, THREE’S A CROWD (EXCEPT IN THE TRAVERSE)

The Chevrolet Traverse redefines what it means to drive a Family Vehicle. Not only is the Traverse sleek and stylish, but it also comes equipped with comfortable seating for up to 8 passengers! Smart Slide® second-row seating ensures that your passengers have easy access to the third-row – even if there is an empty car seat in the way. How cool is that?

SAFETY – 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, Safety by NHTSA 

Whether you’re driving the entire family or riding solo, the Chevrolet Traverse comes equipped with the safety features you want (and need) to keep all of your precious cargo safe. This smart SUV uses camera, ultrasonic sensors and radar to look out for potential hazards and assist in avoiding collisions before they happen.

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forward collision alert | front pedestrian braking | low speed forward automatic braking | lane keep assist with lane departure warning | forward automatic braking | rear vision camera | rear cross traffic alert | lane change with blind spot zone alert | rear park assist

TECHNOLOGY

No matter where you are or where you’re headed, the Chevrolet Traverse will keep you connected with those who matter and entertained for miles. Equipped with Chevrolet MyLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility + available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

PERFORMANCE THAT NEVER QUITS 

Each Traverse comes with a standard 3.6L V6 engine that allows for impressive power and performance when you need it most. Towing a boat? With a towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs, the Traverse comes equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission to offer smooth shifting and impressive fuel economy on the road.

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Are you an owner of a Chevrolet Traverse? We want to hear from you! What do you love about this versatile SUV? Visit our website to take a closer look at our inventory.

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

Sources: KLEW TV | Chevrolet | JBA Chevrolet 

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: A Closer Look

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Late last year, Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1 in Dubai to an excited audience. Said to be the ultimate supercar that pushes the performance legacy of Corvette with the highest power, greatest track performance and most advanced technology, the 2019 model is proof that The King is returning – stronger than ever.

“I’ve never driven a Corvette like this before, and nobody else has either, because there’s never been one like this before . . .” – Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain

The LT5 supercharged engine of the ZR1, rated at an SAE-certified 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, is exclusive to Chevrolet and establishes a new level of performance for the Corvette. An added bonus – this is the first time that an automatic transmission has been offered in a ZR1.

Lovers of Corvette design can look forward to an all-new front fascia, a special opened The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever – the 755-carbon-fiber hood to assist in clearing the LT5 engine’s supercharger/intercooler assembly. The ZR1 comes with two aero packages; a standard Low Wing to help deliver top-speed and an available two-way-adjustable High Wing that offers optimal track times.

” . . .The new wings, for example, help generate more downforce without adding drag, enhancing road holding and top speed . . . ” – Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager

Chevrolet revealed the Sebring Orange of the ZR1 model. Buyers of this color package can look forward to orange brake calipers, orange rocker and splitter accent stripes, orange seat belts, orange interior stitching and bronze aluminum interior trim. Other luxurious features include leather-trimmed seats, available heated and vented Napa-leather trimmed seating, carbon fiber-rimmed steering wheel, competition sport seats, Performance Data Recorder, Bose premium audio system and MORE.

“It’s good to be the King” – Chevrolet Press Website

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