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

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

 

 

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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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2019 Ford Edge Interior

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!

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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.

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Sources: Chevrolet | Chevrolet Press Room

Raising the Bar with the First Ever 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

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Chevrolet has officially raised the bar with the release of their all-new midsize SUV model – the 2019 Blazer. Considered to be the freshest crossover in the market, the Blazer has an attention-grabbing design, offerings seamlessly integrated customer-focused technologies and excellent functionality.

Falling between the popular Traverse and Equinox, the 2019 Blazer is a stylish utility vehicle that offers versatility with 5-passenger seating and 64.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space when the second row seats of folded.

Equipped with a standard 3.6L V6 engine on the RS and Premier models + available AWD, the Blazer will quickly become your perfect adventure vehicle. Each trim level of of this new crossover model has been designed to perfectly match the personality of its driver.

“The Chevrolet Blazer is more than just good looks. Both the Ecotec® 2.5L four-cylinder engine and 3.6L V-6 engine are paired to Chevrolet’s nine-speed automatic transmission, providing drivers a great balance between performance and efficiency.” – Waqar Hashim, Blazer chief engineer

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Designed to keep each driver and passenger connected through intuitive controls and a suite of convenience features, the Blazer comes equipped with hitch guidance & view, electronic locking glove box, automatic heated steering wheel & seats, adaptive cruise control, rear camera mirror, wireless charging and 6 available USB ports.

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The first-ever 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will arrive at U.S. dealerships throughout the year, with additional details on pricing to be released closer to this time.

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Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | Chevrolet Website 

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

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Sources: 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.

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!

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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

MORE CONNECTED

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

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Sources: Chevrolet Press Room

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.

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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

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Sources: Chevrolet Press Room

2018 Chevrolet Traverse: Motor Trend SUV of the Year, Finalist

We are excited to announce that our favorite full-size Chevrolet has been named a finalist for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year! Earlier this year, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse burst onto the scene with a bold, refined new look, larger-than-expected cargo space and seating for up to eight passengers. Now, applauded for it’s brawny style and handling on the road, Motor Trend Editors noted that the Traverse trumps the newly released VW Atlas!

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What do we love about the Chevrolet Traverse? 

For starters, it has confidence written all over it. The 2018 Traverse is available in six different trim levels, each offering different technology, safety and performance features to suit your lifestyle. Designed with a Best in Class maximum cargo space of  98.2 cu-ft., the Traverse offers comfortable seating for up to eight passengers and comes with great convenience features, like Hands-Free Liftgate.

Wherever you’re headed, the Traverse is ready for adventure. Powered with a standard 3.5L V6 engine and available towing capability up to 5,000 lbs., the Traverse is properly equipped to adjust to performance based on challenging road surfaces.

Life can move pretty quickly, which is why the 2018 Traverse is loaded with a suite of on-the-road technologies to keep you and your family connected. Whether it’s text messages, music or emails, you’re always in command when you’re behind the wheel of this SUV.

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What’s the verdict? 

Motor Trend Editors give two-thumbs-up to the Chevrolet Traverse when it comes to driving dynamics, design, pricing and packaging. With a short To-Fix List, ” . . .this Chevy has the minivan-replacement mission accomplished”, making it a strong contender for 2018 SUV of the Year!

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410-766-6300

Sources: Chevrolet | Motor Trend