The full-size truck segment is one of the most competitive in the industry, meaning even slight changes can be a game changer. Literally sticking to the saying “Go big or go home,” General Motors (GM) is out to take the full-size pickup segment by storm. According to multiple sources, the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will see some serious weight loss in the near future.
GM already utilizes weight-saving materials, including high-strength steel and aluminum, but engineers recognized the potential for an even lighter truck. To further reduce the weight of the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, General Motors will offer a carbon fiber bed.
While carbon fiber isn’t dirt cheap, the difference in weight could increase fuel economy, effectively saving drivers in the long run. In addition to better fuel economy, the trucks will likely benefit from increased performance and handling as well.
Alternatively, GM could forego increased fuel economy and increase the sheer capability of both trucks instead. Considering the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado already offers a towing capacity of up to 12,500 pounds, increased capability could give it an edge over top competitors.
The new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are scheduled to debut at the 2018 Detroit International Auto Show next year.
We here at Dan Young GM can’t wait to see the new-and-improved pickups!
Taking care of your car is an absolute necessity, but with this fast-changing industry, what methods will get the best results? After all, every driver wants to ensure their car lasts as long as possible! Here are a few tips from to help keep your car young in 2018.
Change the Oil
If there’s one car maintenance tip that’s remained a constant throughout the years, it’s to change the oil on a consistent basis. While the 3,000-mile rule is long outdated, drivers should still adhere to the oil change intervals provided in the owner’s manual. If you don’t have access to an owner’s manual, calling the dealership is your next best option.
While modern parts are made to last much longer than parts of the past, they still need to be lubricated to operate at peak performance. Having a professional technician ensure your vehicle’s parts are properly lubricated will keep you on the road with fewer issues for years to come.
A proper wax job can help protect a car’s paint and keep it looking as good as new for years. Quality car wax will provide protection from the sun and other elements when applied every six months or so.
For all of your vehicle maintenance questions and needs visit us at Dan Young GM.
The holiday season is just getting started, but it’s never too soon to start planning for the Christmas season. Check out these great Christmas activities in Tipton, Indiana for a holiday season you won’t soon forget.
Blackhawk Winery Christmas Open House
There are few better ways to enjoy the holiday season than drinking wine and shopping. The Blackhawk Winery Christmas Open House allows shoppers to do just both! Attendees will have the option to grab some gifts from local vendors, like M&S Creations and LulaRoe. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.
A welcoming environment in a controlled setting make for the perfect way to allow children with special needs to experience Christmas to the fullest. Sensitive Santa features numerous adjustments that create a calming space for children. The event is held with Autism Speaks and features muted lights, music, and activity tables. Bring the kids to see Santa on Dec. 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Pet Photo Night
Snapping a few pictures of your pets in holiday garb is one way to make a memory, but getting a few with Santa takes the holidays to the next level. Bring your pet to Hamilton Town Center on Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. for Pet Photo Night!
Every buyer has specific qualifications that they’re looking for in a vehicle. But when automakers are building an Army vehicle, the details are even more important. An Army-ready vehicle needs to be extremely capable, reliable, and preferably quiet. According to Fox News Writer Allison Barrie, General Motors (GM) recently paired with the US Army to explore the best possible way to establish all of these needs and more.
The result? The new Chevy Colorado ZH2. This innovative truck recently made an appearance at the Association of the United States Army, where it attracted plenty of attention for its intelligent design points. Built on the foundation of the reliable mid-size Chevrolet Colorado pickup, the Chevy Colorado ZH2 features a modified suspension that makes it capable of handling all kinds of terrains. The truck is also powered by hydrogen fuel-cells, making it extremely quiet. Having the ability to go unnoticed during operations is an important feature as well.
The US Army and GM are still testing the Chevy Colorado ZH2 to see whether it’s set for combat. If it makes the cut, it will be the first combat vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel-cells. We’re looking forward to seeing the outcome of the Chevy Colorado ZH2 at Dan Young GM, especially knowing that the Chevrolet Colorado pickup is such an excellent truck on its own.
No matter how many delicious side dishes and pies you serve at Thanksgiving, we at Dan Young GM know there comes a time when the kids will grow restless. And let’s face it—some adults may even find themselves in need of some post-dinner entertainment. These recommended family activities for Thanksgiving from DumbLittleMan.com will help everyone enjoy themselves even after the last roll is taken.
Go For a Walk
Whether you stroll through the neighborhood or drive to the park, a post-Thanksgiving meal walk is a great way to burn off calories and renew your energy.
Get Out the Board Games
There are plenty of board games that both adults and children can play together. Show your kids what good family fun was like in the age before the internet and pull out Battleship, Sorry, or one of your favorites.
If you’re cozy around the table, there are plenty of ways to guide the conversation onto a topic that includes everyone. For instance, take turns sharing your favorite memories from the year or from childhood. Tell stories about the funniest things that ever happened to you. Most of all, remember to discuss the things you’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Did you know that dogs have been used as a tool in law enforcement since as early as the Middle Ages? Today’s K-9 units are as helpful as ever when it comes to catching the bad guys. Our K-9 unit in Tipton, Indiana, is great at catching bad guys on the job, too. But, one thing the unit is not so good at? Catching treats.
Recently, the Tipton Police Department released a fun video of their K-9 named Apachi trying hard to catch ice cubes—and missing almost every time—as an officer tossed them his way.
Fortunately, for our kids in Tipton, Indiana, Apachi can cover the bad guys while the kids catch the treats. Exact date and time for local Tipton trick-or-treating haven’t been announced just yet, but last year’s occurred on Halloween proper, and the hours are likely to run between 5 to 8 p.m.
While you’re waiting with the rest of us for more detailed information, you can take this time to talk to your kids about safe practices for trick-or-treating. For instance, be sure your kids know the importance of crossing at crosswalks, staying on sidewalks, and staying near guardians at all times. The team at Dan Young GM loves Halloween and all of the costumes involved, so if your kids are trying out their costumes before the big night, bring them to Dan Young GM to show them off!
If you’re looking for a full-size family hauler that can keep every one of your passengers safe, comfortable, and happy on the road, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is your answer. This large SUV has always been a staple option on the SUV market. This year there are even more reasons to love it, as it sees updates to its list of features, its design, and even its price tag.
Now you’ll find standard LED daytime running lamps on the LS and LT trims of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, as well as an updated Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What’s perhaps most exciting to the new Chevy Tahoe is the addition of two different packages. The first is the Tahoe RST (Rally Sport Truck), which adds things like 22-inch aluminum wheels and black design accents for a sportier version of this family hauler.
Another package, and one that will be especially attractive to those on a budget, is the Custom Edition available on the LS trim. This version of the 2018 Chevy Tahoe removes the back row seats, and adds a chrome accent grille as well as 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Custom label will drop more than $3,000 from the base trim’s price tag, but still features strong Tahoe capability like a towing maximum of 6,600 pounds.
Learn more about what’s new in this admirable family hauler when you stop by Dan Young GM.
The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is finally available at Dan Young GM. Before coming in for a test drive, enjoy our brief preview of the all-new 2018 Traverse midsize SUV.
The new 2018 Chevy Traverse offers a 3.6 liter V6 engine standard, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain lays out a whopping 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque while still earning up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway.* Look out for the RS variant later this fall at Dan Young GM, when the Traverse will also be offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
In the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, you can comfortably seat up to eight passengers or enjoy best-in-class cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet. Your many passengers can stay connected with smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™) and 4G LTE Wi-Fi®. You can also protect those passengers with the Traverse’s various available safety features, including front-end safety systems (like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist) and back-end safety systems (like the Rear Vision Camera and Lane Change Alert). Your teen drivers can even drive more safely when you’re not with them, thanks to the Teen Driver system.
Want to test drive the all-new 2018 Traverse? Visit Dan Young GM today.
Dan Young GM is proud to call Tipton its home. One of the best annual events in Tipton is the Tipton County Pork Festival, which will be held this year from September 7 through September 9. The Tipton County Pork Festival has been an ongoing tradition since 1969, making 2017 the 49th year for this not-for-profit event meant to promote the pork chops that support the Tipton economy.
If you plan to visit this year, you will want to check out the schedule of events ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss crowd favorites such as the parade, the karaoke contest, the mainstage events, the bike ride, the tractor pull, and, of course, all the great food. Live entertainment this year includes Kevin Jones, Southern Country, DEVON, Rogers Ritual, and Bobby Miller doing a Prince tribute.
Be sure to check out the Pork Court and enjoy as many food vendors as your stomach will allow, but also save time for the art show, crafts, the pageant, and more. You can access a map for the event here—trust us, you’ll need it.
We at Dan Young GM hope to see you at this year’s Tipton County Pork Festival! Happy eating!
The 2017 Buick Envision is a small luxury SUV that has reviewers raving. The latest model brings plenty of new changes, including a few new connectivity and safety technologies. Industry experts tend to agree that the latest Buick Envision is the best yet.
Safety & Technology
U.S. News & World Report cited the 2017 Buick Envision’s excellent safety ratings and plethora of technology features as reasons for its positive review. The latest model offers available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. The new Teen Drive Mode certainly didn’t hurt the small SUV’s ratings either.
Maneuverability & Features
Edmunds was particularly impressed with its maneuverability and number of features. Reviewers agreed that the Envision’s small size made the model easy to drive while the cabin came filled with a plethora of features for an affordable price. Notably, the refined ride and sound-dampening techniques made the cabin as quiet as those of premium luxury SUVs.
Tech-Savvy & Comfortable
Like other reviewers, Car and Driver found that the Buick Envision’s interior was both tech-savvy and comfortable. Active noise cancellation technologies kept things peaceful on the road, even at high speeds. There’s also plenty of room for passengers in the rear seat.
We here at Dan Young GM are happy to see the 2017 Buick Envision earning such positive praise from the experts.