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!

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Sources: JBA Chevrolet | Chevrolet Press Room 

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Go Farther for Longer: 2018 Turbo-Charged Diesel Chevy Equinox

Say “Sayonara!” to the gas station and “Hello!” to the highly anticipated 2018 Chevrolet Equinox turbo-diesel engine.

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Part of the Equinox’s new trio of all-turbocharged systems, the diesel model of the Equinox has an SAE-certified 240-lb of torque and is equipped with a variable-geometry turbocharger. You’re probably wondering “Great, but what does that mean?” This newly added feature ensures that the Chevrolet Equinox will generate stronger torque at low rpm (revolutions per minute) and more horsepower at higher rpm.

The turbo-diesel Chevrolet Equinox is estimated to reach an EPA-certified 39mpg on the highway; a number that is expected to top the segment in highway fuel economy and greater highway mileage when compared to the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue hybrid. This means you can driver farther between trips to the gas station!

“Chevrolet continues to lead with technologies that offer customers more choice . . . Our three-engine turbo-charged Equinox lineup means we can provide drivers more options for the performance and efficiency they desire.”

– Steve Majoros, Marketing Director for Cars and Crossovers

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a fresh and modern compact SUV fully equipped with increased cargo space (when compared to previous models) and the latest in on-the-road connectivity.

Browse our inventory and learn more about the perks of driving the diesel Chevrolet Equinox. Connect with a member of our sales team today: 410-766-6300.

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Glen Burnie, MD
410-766-6300

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | JBA Chevrolet 

 

 

In a Collision? We Can Help!

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“An accident won’t arrive with a bell on its neck.” – Finnish Proverb

It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s a parking lot fender-bender or a serious collision, your safety is always the first priority. Once you’re feeling better (and we hope you are), let us assist you in restoring the condition of your Chevrolet. Made up of trained and certified collision repair specialists, our JBA team is on hand and ready to help.

What services do we provide?

  1. Major and minor collision repair, including uni-bodyb5b1da80c34810048a0510145efa6b30_300x0
  2. Small damage repair, including cosmetic scratches and dings
  3. Full frame repair and replacements
  4. Paintless dent repair (PDR)
  5. Glass replacement
  6. Full mechanical and maintenance services
  7. Complete and customer paint work

 

I’ve been in a collision. What are my options?

When your Chevrolet is damaged, you have the choice to decide where you would like to have it restored. You can . . .

  1. Take it to the body shop that your insurance recommends. They will often agree to pay for the cheapest repairs.
  2. Take it to an independent body shop, however they may go out of business shortly after or even during the repair process.
  3. Bring your vehicle to US! Our factory trained professionals take pride in your vehicle, their work, and JBA Chevrolet.

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You can contact our state-of-the-art Chevrolet collision repair center by phone (410-863-7095) or schedule your appointment directly from our website. Our Glen Burnie location is accessible from Baltimore, Annapolis, Severna Park, Laurel, and Pasadena.

Trust us with all of your auto repair needs!

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Sources: JBA Chevrolet

The Return of the Corvette Grand Sport

We first heard about the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport in 1963. Built to dominate the racetrack, the Grand Sport was created from lightweight materials and packed a heavy punch with it’s 6.2L V8 engine.

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Inspired by a legend, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport roars onto the racetrack with the same spirit as the original model from fifty years ago. Providing incredible grip and handling on the track, the 2017 model features a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine capable of 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque! In order to deliver a high level of performance, no matter the conditions, the Grand Sport features a dry-sump oil system that consistently delivers oil flow.

The Choice is Yours

When you find the perfect Grand Sport, the choice is yours. Choose between a standard 7-speed manual or an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. By simulating heel-toe shifting, the 7-speed will enhance your driving experience. The 8-speed paddle-shift offers you the smooth control of quick precision on the road.

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Purpose

Every part of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport serves a purpose. Those wide fenders? They accommodate the wider tires which give the Grand Sport incredible grip, aerodynamics, airflow, and performance. With various color options and unique marks, you can really make the 2017 Grand Sport yours.

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Under Pressure 

Unique to the 2017 Grand Sport, the mesh grille features brake-cooling intakes and a massive hood vent that maintains the performance of the engine during extreme driving. Keep yourself looking and feeling cool by taking advantage of the fully electronic convertible top – even while you’re driving!

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Stay on track with the latest 2017 Grand Sport updates and vehicle specs.

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Sources: Chevrolet | Car and Driver | JBA Chevrolet 

Cool Air & Maximum Performance: 2017 Silverado Air Intake System

Do you use your Silverado for high-pressure situations at work? Do you like to maintain the masculine performance of your Silverado? A new standard feature for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD is the all-new patented air intake system. After undergoing extensive testing, built upon the most challenging driving conditions, the air intake system ensures the capable performance of the Silverado no matter the situation.

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How does the air intake system work? Recognized for the signature dramatic hood scoop, the all-new intake system provides 60%  of air to the diesel engine from a space at the front of the hood. Closer to the temperature outside, and much cooler than the air under the hood, the intake system helps the Silverado HD perform better under pressure and in harsh weather conditions. Especially in situations where the temperature of the engine can rise extremely fast.

“The 2017 Silverado HD was engineered to provide maximum utility for our customers in even the most extreme situations . . . While developing this all-new induction system, we considered our customers towing a maximum-weight trailer through the Eisenhower Tunnel on a hot, rainy summer day.” – Eric Stanczak, Chief Engineer, Silverado HD

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Expected to arrive in showrooms later in the fall of 2016, the Silverado HD air intake system will become your greatest asset when it comes to tough and high pressure working conditions.

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Glen Burnie, MD
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Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | Edmunds

Big Tent Sale at JBA Chevrolet!

headerWe’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but there is a giant tent on our lot and it’s full of Big Tent Event deals!

2015 Cruze: Lease from* $129/month or as low as* $13,830Cruze2015 Trax: Lease from* $159/month or as low as* $17,080Trax 2015 Malibu: Lease from* $149/month or as low as* $18,132Malibu2015 Equinox: Lease from* $169/month or as low as* $19,288Equinox2015 Silverado: Lease from* $249/month or as low as* $23,998SilveradoDon’t wait too long… these deals won’t last.

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JBA Chevrolet Spring Savings Event

Spring is in the air… FINALLY!  We’re celebrating with the JBA Chevrolet Spring Savings Event.

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Introducing the All-New 2016 Volt

In 2010, Volt revolutionized the electric car. Since then it’s…

  • driven over 1,200,000,000 total miles
  • with over 700,000 EV miles
  • saved over 35,000,000 gallons of gas
  • current owners averaged over 900 miles between fill ups by charging regularly
  • And the Volt became the #1 selling plug-in in America

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is as stunning and it is smart.  It’s sculpted body is an evolution, while maintaining the signature Volt DNA of the first generation.

You can sign up to learn more, or to receive updates here: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

Until then… you might be interested in taking a 2015 Chevrolet Volt out for a test drive… we have a few on the lot!

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How A Summer Day Improved My Winter Testing

A hot afternoon at the lake inspired GM Engineer Nicholas Jahn to create a method for improved cabin warmth in the cold.

snowAs an engineer at GM, my day job is a huge part of my life. But as is the case with many of my colleagues, I have a more important job to worry about once I punch the clock – being a parent. It’s no surprise, then that many of us find inspiration in things our children do, say, or yes, sometimes ruin, and take those lessons back to our day job at GM. And some of these sources can be really surprising.

My moment of epiphany came at a very ironic time. As a GM Vehicle Thermal Systems engineer, one of my main responsibilities is making sure your car can warm the interior cabin as quickly as possible in the dead of winter. So you would never expect my moment to come while I was swimming in the lake behind my house on a hot summer day, but that’s exactly what happened.

I was out swimming with my one-year-old daughter, Ava, when it soon became very apparent that we had forgotten to put her in a swim diaper before taking her into the water. It was so apparent because shortly after coming in contact with the water, her diaper began to grow in size very quickly. Out of pure curiosity, I decided to look into what material caused this to happen.

After some internet searching, I came across sodium polyacrylate, the material responsible for absorbing the moisture in diapers, and found that it was commonly used as a substitute for snow for holiday decorations and hobbies like model trains and dioramas.

I quickly ordered a sample and after some testing, I realized that sodium polyacrylate not only looked just like snow, but also shared the packing and, most importantly, insulating properties of snow. After talking it over with my colleagues, we then developed a test using the material, which you can read more about here.

Being a parent can open your eyes up to many new things in life, many of which you may never expect. But as with anything, it’s what you learn from experiences that is the most important part. We at GM want to build vehicles that can handle anything life throws at them, which is why we take inspiration from places you’d least expect it, and use it to design, build, and sell the world’s best vehicles.

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2013 Chevy Malibu – A Quiet Experience

The Quest for Quiet Is the Latest (Shhh!) Trend

Contributed by Dylan Schenker

As a writer, I spend a lot of time staring at a computer. The first thing I do in the morning is flip open my laptop and start looking at my Google Reader. Scroll, scroll, scroll. Click, click, click—as if my sole mission was to know every little thing, just in order to keep up. It may be quiet in the room, but for hours it’s an endless flood of noisy information, softened barely by the glow of the computer screen. And since we’re constantly plugged in, with Facebook and Twitter and Wikipedia, not to mention smart phones and WiFi, when does it ever stop? What happened to…silence?

Apparently, I’m not the only one asking: The quest for quiet is surfacing as a silent trend. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, more people are quieting their lives by taking silent retreats instead of traditional vacations. From pensive hikes in the mountains of New England to meditative classes at a monastery in Iowa, a new wave of destinations offers frameworks for activity that’s decidedly peaceful. (And you won’t risk looking strange or antisocial; you can opt to wear a silence badge like the heroine did in the popular book and movie, Eat, Pray, Love.)

Given the amount of information we have access to, it may seem counterintuitive that silence connects us better to the world around us, but we need those moments of quietude. They allow us to process all that information, to appreciate and reflect on the people in our lives.

The acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton is an advocator of such living. A seeker of natural soundscapes—the songs of birds or the trickle of rain—as well as an Emmy Award-winning sound recordist, he fears that soon there will be no place on Earth where we can escape the sound of technology. In fact, he said in an interview with The Sun Magazine that he believes there may be fewer than a dozen places in the United States where if you sit for 20 minutes, you won’t hear a plane overhead. Hempton’s mission, as outlined in his book, One Square Inch of Silence: One Man’s Search for Silence in a Noisy World, coauthored by John Grossman, is to preserve these places so we can still escape. Without silence, everything—making a pot of coffee, folding laundry—starts to sound the same, like traffic or your favorite song on repeat. All the distinctions between those sounds and the information we associate with them begin to blur into a wall of noise.

Even automotive companies are passionate about silence these days. The engineers on the all-new 2013 Chevy Malibu were determined to create a roving quiet space to give us a break from our daily routines. And they succeeded. Through a rigorous testing process, they were able to reduce road and wind noise substantially. As Malibu acoustics engineer Kara Gordon explains, “Not only do we want customers to have a quiet experience; we also want them to enjoy the sounds they do hear,” like perhaps a conversation with a loved one, or the music playing or simply their own thoughts. “A quiet car can give us that quiet time we’re looking for, or create a comfortable experience on a long drive.”

This past summer I made an effort to tear myself away from online addictions. I spent less time keeping up with the rat race and more time with myself. It’s funny; you don’t really realize the effect noise can have on you until you make an effort to recognize it. I’ve been playing guitar for a decade, and by just closing the lid of my laptop for a while I was able to write and record music for the first time in my life. Shutting off the noise may even welcome a whole new kind of sound.

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