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How Chevrolet Has Stood The Test Of Time

Did you know that almost every 6.5 seconds a Chevrolet is sold somewhere in the world?

That’s really no surprise given that the American automobile maker, which is a division of General Motors (GM)®, is among the most iconic vehicle makers in the world. In fact, its cars are sold in over 140 countries in the world.

Whether you get behind the wheel of a subcompact car or a medium-duty truck, you’re guaranteed that “the heartbeat of America” will continue to beat well into the future.

Who Is Buying a Chevrolet?

GM has produced more than 500 million vehicles in 106 years, and Chevy is the fourth biggest car brand in sales.

Specifically, Chevrolet sold 2,036,023 vehicles in the United States in 2018 alone.

Demographics of Chevrolet buyers in general is all over the board, given the number of makes and models they offer.

For example, over half of Chevy Spark buyers are women, people are looking for luxury trucks and when it comes to Chevrolet trucks, the average transaction price is $56,000, and over one-fourth of new Chevrolet sales are to millennials.

Top Chevrolet Repair Problems

While most vehicles run like a well-oiled machine, there are some common problems that Chevrolet owners have reported.

Issues to Look For:

  • Cracked Dashboards – This is just what it sounds like. What starts as a little crack ends up getting a real split across the dashboard in no time at all.
  • Engine Misfires – Various Chevy models are known to have this problem. There are various reasons why it could be happening — from a faulty ignition system, fuel system, or internal engine failure.
  • Transmission Failure – This is a serious problem, and drivers have noted rough shifting, transmission fluid leaks, loud clunking and whining, and the check engine light coming on.
  • Excessive Oil Consumption – While not an emergency, it’s still something that needs to be repaired by an expert mechanic. If you keep running out of oil, you’ll have to continually have it filled up. If you don’t keep an eye on the oil level, several things could go wrong.

All of these problems and more can be fixed by the Chevrolet service mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Benefits of Getting Consistent Mechanical Check-Ups for Your Chevrolet

By keeping up with routine maintenance, you’re ensuring:

Improved Reliability

If you want your car to be there for you in the future, you have to take good care of your car now. This means not only oil changes and tire rotations, but also having routine check-ups performed by expert Chevrolet mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Higher Resale Value

If you’re planning on selling your Chevy at some point in the future, keeping up with routine service and maintenance ensures that it will continue to run in optimal condition for the best resale value.

Better Fuel Economy

Make sure your tire pressure is set to the right levels to prevent your car from expending unnecessary energy and fuel while moving. In addition, your vehicle’s fuel economy can be negatively affected by up to 20% if you have a clogged air filter or leaking fuel lines.

What to Look for When Buying a Used Chevy

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If you’re looking for a reliable car but don’t want to pay for a brand new model, a used Chevrolet is the way to go.

Here are five things that you should do:

  1. Check the Records – Check the serial number with your local Chevy dealer for a service history. If they don’t have a history, ask to see the receipts for repair work and scheduled maintenance, and make sure it had credible records from the owner.
  2. Professional Inspection – Even if you ran a vehicle history report, you should still have the car inspected by a mechanic to find potential issues and to determine if the car has been in an unreported accident. Make sure they pay attention to engine-related components, like fluids, hoses and belts, radiator, and the battery.
  3. Check the Tires – Tires can tell you a lot regarding the maintenance and driving history of the car. If tires are worn unevenly across the width of the tread, this could indicate aggressive driving by the previous owner of the vehicle. Also look at the surface of the tire for feathering (bad alignment). Bad alignment can be caused by worn steering or suspension components, the Chicago potholes, or frame damage.
  4. Certified Pre-Owned – The certification provides a long-term warranty which is only offered after a rigorous inspection fully resolving any visual or technical flaws. It’s also factory-backed with a 6-year, 100,000 mile powertrain coverage and 24-hour roadside assistance.
  5. Test Drive – You want to make sure you’re comfortable in the car. While driving, listen for any unusual sounds. Does the engine produce too much noise? How does the car handle? Pay attention to how well it responds to your inputs. Make sure the engine acceleration is strong and the gear shifts are smooth.

Technological Innovations from Chevrolet

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Connected Services

They offer connected services that can keep passengers entertained while delivering the information you need in a safe and efficient manner. No more, “Are we there yet?”

All Electric Cars

The Bolt EV is the first affordable all-electric car to offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a single charge.

Call Me Out

Safety is their first priority, which is why they launched this app that lets friends (and family) remind each other to keep their eyes on the road and their hands off their phones.

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The History of Chevrolet

Before being acquired by General Motors (GM) in 1918, the history of Chevrolet started in 1911 with Louis Chevrolet. He was an automotive engineer and Swiss race car driver with a vision of creating his own company.

He became friends with William C. Durant who was the co-founder of General Motors. When Durant was terminated from his company, Louis and William founded the company in Detroit. The rest, as they say, is history.

Noteworthy Moments in Chevy History

1914: The Royal Mail Roadster appeared, making it the first car wearing the Chevy bowtie logo. The Chevy Model 490 debuted as a 1916 model and sells for a whopping price of $490. Being a “value-priced” Chevy, it was put in direct competition with Henry Ford’s Model T.

1918: Chevrolet introduced its first truck, based on the Model 490 car chassis. This year also saw Chevrolet become part of General Motors.

1934: Chevy introduced the “knee action” independent front suspension on its 1935 model Master Series, which was revolutionary engineering at the time.

1935: Chevrolet introduced the first original SUV, the Suburban Carryall, which invented a new segment. Suburban would go on to be the longest-running continual nameplate in the industry.

1942: Because of the war, production of civilian Chevrolets stopped, but production of trucks for military use continued.

1948: The all-new “Advance Design” pickup trucks were introduced, and would eventually become the design inspiration for 2003-2006 Chevy SSR.

1950: When the Powerglide transmission debuts on 1950 models, Chevy becomes the first manufacturer to offer an automatic transmission on a low-priced American car.

1955: The all-new 1955 Chevrolet debuted on Chevy’s legendary small-block V8.

1957: Chevy introduced fuel injection as an option on some Chevys and Corvettes®. This was a first for an American production car, while at the same time, Chevy trucks offer four-wheel drive for the first time.

1959: The car-based El Camino pickup debuted, as did the Corvair, the first and only American car boasting a rear-mounted, air-cooled, six-cylinder engine.

1964: The Chevelle debuted, touted as an “intermediate” car that fit between the full-size Chevys and the compact Chevy Nova.

1967: Chevy’s answer to the Ford Mustang? The Camaro, which debuted this year.

1970: The 450-hp 1970 Chevelle SS 454 debuted, as did the “personal luxury coupe” Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo’s 6-foot-long hood made it the car with the longest hood in Chevy history.

1986: The “Heartbeat of America” ad campaign was introduced.

1991: In what has become an iconic ad, Chevy trucks launch a new campaign based on the Bob Seger song, “Like A Rock.”

1992: The millionth Corvette is built.

2009: The fastest and most powerful production car in GM history debuted — the 638-hp Corvette ZR1.

2010: The Chevy Camaro, which had been discontinued after the 2002 model year, is reborn and would go on to outsell Ford’s Mustang.

2011: The Chevrolet brand celebrated its 100th birthday on Nov. 3, 2011, the same year the Chevrolet Volt “extended range” electric car debuted.

2012: Chevrolet released the Chevy Corvette Centennial Edition.

Fast Facts

The first car ever sold for Chevrolet went for a whopping $2,150.

While the Corvette is a common sight now, the first was introduced in 1953.

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Although created by William C. Durant, nobody knows how the Chevrolet emblem came to be.

The first woman to host her own TV show, Dinah Shore, ended her opening broadcast singing “See The USA In Your Chevrolet.” The song would go on to close every show.

In 1962 the Beach Boys recorded “4-0-9,” which was an ode to Chevys powered by the brand’s 409 cubic-inch V8.

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The Chevrolet Suburban is the longest running automobile nameplate of all time.

Chevrolet is the record holder for the most NASCAR victories.

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Go Beyond Standard Auto Service at Milito’s

Maintenance

From oil changes to wiper blades, Milito’s can keep your Chevrolet driving smoothly down the Chicago streets, any time of the year (even in pothole season).

Stop by for regular maintenance, no appointment needed!

Repairs

Whether you need standard repairs from regular wear, or have a more complex problem with your Chevrolet vehicle, rely on Milito’s!

Our Chevy Service Specialists will care for your vehicle like its their own. We can diagnose and repair any issue quickly!

Full-Service Care

Milito’s takes care of Chicago’s Chevrolets, inside and out!

Our full-service car wash pampers your car, and our full-service gas station and convenience store takes care of you!

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