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How To Winterize Your Car | Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC

Climate changes don’t affect just you―they also affect your car. In regions that don’t enjoy mild winters, you wouldn’t dream of heading outside without a heavy coat if the wind chill brought the temperature below freezing. Don’t expect your car to function properly without some attention to its winter needs, too.

Engine Oil in the Winter

Engine Coolant

Cold Weather and Battery Capacity

Snow Tires

Windshield Treatment

Frozen Out

Emergency Kit

  • Flares
  • Blankets
  • Boots
  • Radio
  • Engine oil
  • Washer fluid
  • Coolant
  • Flashlight

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October

2014

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Rally Editions Add Black Bowtie, New Attitude to 2015 Silverado | Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC

DETROIT – Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions bring a sharp new appearance to 1500 double-cab and crew-cab pickups.

The Rally 2 Edition package for 2015 Silverado LT pickups features a body-colored grille with a black bowtie, 22-inch black alloy wheels, black tubular side steps and black mirror caps and door handles. Twin black Rally stripes on the hood and tailgate give the Rally Edition a unique appearance.

Also included will be  a trailering package with a hitch and automatic locking rear differential, 10-way power driver seat, dual-zone climate control, remote start, backup camera and rear defroster. The eight-inch Chevy MyLink radio includes a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity.

The standard engine for Silverado is a 4.3-Liter EcoTec3 V-6. With 285-horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, providing up to 7,200 pounds of towing, based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices. Like all EcoTec3 engines, the V-6 can seamlessly switch to four-cylinder mode to save fuel under light-load driving, delivering EPA highway estimates of up to 24 mpg.

Also available is a 5.3L Ecotec3 V-8. Rated at 355 horsepower, it provides the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup, up to 23 MPG EPA highway.

Silverado won more awards in 2014 than any other pickup, including North American Truck of the Year,” said John Fitzpatrick, Silverado senior marketing manager. “The Rally Edition packages will let customers add an aggressive new look to this great all-around performer.”

Silverado will also offer two Rally 1 packages for 2015. The package for LT Silverados includes a body-colored grill with a black bowtie, black door handles and mirror caps, stripes and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Also included is a trailering package with a hitch and locking rear differential, rear defroster and backup camera.

The Rally 1 Edition package for 2015 Silverado LS models includes the body-colored grille with black bowtie, black door handles and mirror caps and two black rally stripes.

Double-cab Rally Editions can be ordered by Chevrolet dealers nationwide starting on September 4. Crew cabs will be available for order in early October.

Silverado is the most dependable, longest-lasting pickup on the road, and all 2015 Silverados will come with the best pickup coverage in America, including a three-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and two-year/24,000-mile recommended scheduled maintenance.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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January

2014

GM News

GMC Prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII as Official Vehicle of the NFL

While fans are getting ready for the big day by stocking up on beer and snacks, checking the weather forecast, tweeting for or against Sherman and making predictions on the number of “Omahas,” Super Bowl XLVIII will be just another day at work for GMC. The all-American automaker is the Official Vehicle of the NFL, and some of its models will be deployed during game day and other related events to support fans and the organization.

On January 26, GMC provided transportation and tickets to several U.S. military families who were attending the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii. In addition, each team’s MVPs on offense and defense were awarded a new GMC SUV or truck, choosing between the 2015 GMC Yukon and the 2014 GMC Sierra Denali. These models will be featured along Super Bowl Boulevard for all fans to admire. GMC also engineered a Toboggan Run that will be on display at Broadway from January 29 through February 1, and all proceeds from this ride will go to charity.

No matter which team you support, the entire country gets together every year in front of a TV screen to enjoy the thrill that only the biggest sport in the U.S. can bring. GMC is proud to sponsor the NFL and share in the national spirit every time. Even if you’ll be watching just for the commercials, GMC will have something exciting to offer. Keep your eyes peeled!

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January

2014

Chevrolet

Data Recorder Brings Car Racing Telemetry to the 2015 Chevy Corvette

If there is one place where the Chevrolet Corvette truly shines, it’s on the racetrack. Sure, its stunning looks will be noticed wherever you drive it, and it can turn even the dullest commute into an exhilarating experience, but you won’t be able to unleash all of its power unless you take it to a track. Once you step all the way down on the gas pedal and the 460-horsepower V-8 engine roars into action, you’ll feel just how powerful this American supercar really is. But how will you find out exactly how long it takes you to get from 0 to 60 mph? How will you record your lap times?

Chevrolet is providing an answer to those questions and more by including a Performance Data Recorder in the new 2015 Chevy Corvette. Showcased during the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the system will allow drivers to record their laps or trips in HD video, and then review them with a telemetry overlay that includes G-force, a lap progress tracker, torque output and braking. That way, mistakes can be corrected, and drivers will be able to extract every ounce of power available, which will exceed 625 horsepower in the 2015 Corvette Stingray. Watch the video below to see how the system works.

If you want to feel like a professional race car driver with access to detailed information of your performance, the 2015 Chevy Corvette will provide everything you need. Come to our Corvette dealership near Easton, PA, and find out why this all-American sports car is such a great choice for you!

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January

2014

Chevrolet

Chevy Sweeps the Detroit Free Press Car and Truck of the Year Awards

As the largest daily newspaper in the home city of the Big Three automakers, the Detroit Free Press gets a close look at a lot of new vehicles, but for the 2014 model year, it has ranked two offerings from Chevrolet above the rest. The redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado was recently named the 2014 Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year for its mix of capability and comfort, while the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray earned the newspaper’s Car of the Year honor as a thoroughly modern interpretation of an iconic sports car.

Though the 2014 Silverado offers a class-leading trailering rating of up to 12,000 pounds with its newly available 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 powerplant, Detroit Free Press auto critic Mark Phelan was equally impressed with the pickup truck’s amenities. The interior features optional heated and ventilated seats and an available MyLink infotainment system with voice recognition and an eight-inch touchscreen, while integrated steps on the rear bumper and a damped tailgate allow for pain-free loading and unloading. Silverado buyers also receive additional practicality from the vehicle’s surprising gas mileage, including a best-in-class V8 fuel economy of 23 mpg on the highway when they opt for the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 engine.

“The awards from the Detroit Free Press highlight the fact that the new Chevy Silverado and Corvette Stingray have both managed to stay true to their roots while introducing new qualities that modern drivers want,” said Ed Rossi, owner of Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC, a New Jersey Chevy dealership. “The Silverado is still leading in capability, and the Corvette continues to push the limits of performance, but now they accomplish those things with refined interiors, the latest in-car technology and improved fuel economy.”

Housing a new 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray garnered praise from the Detroit Free Press for churning out 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque while returning up to 29 mpg on the highway. Phelan also noted that the sports car now boasts a luxurious cabin that lives up to its expressive exterior, with Chevrolet using high-quality materials like carbon fiber, aluminum and hand-wrapped leather. Those high levels of performance and luxury can cost tens of thousands of dollars more in similarly equipped sports cars, a fact that helped the new Corvette Stingray lock up its Car of the Year award.

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December

2013

Buick News

Get Off the Phone and Spend Time with People, Buick Asks

Buick is launching a campaign to encourage people to put their phones away and spend more time #inthemoment, interacting with one another. The initiative includes a Tumblr page, Twitter hashtag and a healthy dose of humor making the rounds on social media. The ultimate goal is for everybody to take the pledge and commit to putting your phone down and enjoying life more.

The most successful post of all is a music video in which Internet comedians Rhett & Link drive around in a Buick Regal poking fun at people who live with their noses buried into their mobile devices, leading to social alienation and some dangerous situations. The video has been such a hit that it has gone viral, with more than 1.2 million views in just three weeks. If you haven’t watched it already, do it now!

Of course, one of the main reasons Buick is backing this campaign is to reduce traffic fatalities. One instance when you should definitely ignore your phone is as soon as you sit behind the wheel of your vehicle. At Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC, we support Buick’s campaign and we ask all our customers to use their phones sensibly. So put your phone down and drive safe!

Donate Nonperishables to Our NJ Food Drive

At Rossi Chevrolet Buick GMC, we love giving back to our community, which is why we support a number of local causes and sports teams. Now that it’s the holiday season, we’re thinking even more about our neighbors in need who may be food insecure. 

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Chevrolet Unveils the All-New Colorado Midsize Pickup

As the LA Auto Show kicks off in California, Colorado is making waves for truck fans across the country. Chevy’s brand-new midsize pickup truck, the Chevrolet Colorado, was recently unveiled at the auto show, and we think it redefines what a midsize truck should be. Going on sale next fall as a 2015 model, the Colorado will have a standard 2.5-liter I4 engine and an available 3.6-liter V6. Both options will feature direct injection and variable valve timing to generate the power truck drivers need while allowing them to return impressive fuel economy. 

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Rossi Begins Construction on Dealership

If you visit our Chevy and Buick dealership in New Jersey over the next few months, expect to find some major changes. We’re renovating our dealership from top to bottom so we can better serve our customers, and while the end result will be worth it, please excuse our appearance in the meantime! We’ll have more details for you in the coming weeks, but until then, take a look at a rendering of the finished product. We’ll see you soon!

 

Everybody Wins at This Casino Night!

At our

Buick dealership in NJ, we love being a part of our local community, so we want to bring you some of the fun events happening around town. On Nov. 2, Washington Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Casino Night at Flynn’s on the Hill in Phillipsburg that promises to be a lot of fun, and they’re doubling down to raise money for a good cause – a win-win! You can bet this will be a night you don’t want to miss.  Read more