Corvette Stingray Earns the Title of 2020 North American Car of the Year

The new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray recently received the prestigious 2020 North American Car of the Year award. A jury made up of 50 independent journalists gave this award to the car for having a powerful performance and sophisticated design.

Lauren Fix, North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year president, said, “The excitement from consumers has been overwhelming. From a journalist’s perspective, this is one of the best-built GM products that exemplifies what it means to be the North American Car of the Year.”

The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards recognize the vehicles that exceed in the areas of design, innovation, performance, safety, technology, value and driver satisfaction. The Corvette has now won the North American Car of the Year award three times, having previously received the honor in 1998 for its fifth-generation model and in 2014 for its seventh generation model.

The 2020 mid-engine Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which achieves 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the Z51 Performance Package to optimize performance and enjoy smooth rides.

We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group are excitedly awaiting the release of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Visit our dealership to check out the array of other vehicles we have available.

The Off-Road Racing Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has an impressive history of racing. With its powertrain and durable features, it can handle a variety of terrains and persevere in races. 

By August of 2019, the Colorado ZR2 had competed in 11 Best in the Desert races and was one of just four vehicles to complete them all. Since the model was first revealed in 2017, Chad Hall has been driving the off-road racing truck.

As a result of the races, Chevrolet has gained the knowledge needed to further enhance the Colorado with different parts, helping the truck withstand off-road conditions. The Colorado ZR2 has received numerous upgrades and now offers skid plates, rock sliders and an Autotrac®transfer case for 2020. A 3.6-liter V6 engine powers the truck, though a Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine is also available.

“In off-road racing, your speed comes from your suspension, not your engine. Usually, when you modify the suspension on a stock truck, the rest of the truck can’t keep up with it,” said Chad Hall. “However, the Colorado is such a great platform, everything seems to work at the same level.”

If you’re interested in driving the strong and capable Chevrolet Colorado, try out the truck’s features when you take a test drive at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.

Get Winter-Ready with These Winter Vehicle Care Tips

Winter Vehicle Car Tips | Bellefontaine, OH

With cold winter days on the horizon, now is a great time to get your vehicle winter-ready. Follow these winter vehicle care tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly throughout the season.

Check your tires regularly

When the temperature outside drops, your tire pressure can also lower. As such, you should regularly check your tire pressure to ensure your tires are properly inflated. You should also inspect your tire tread routinely since tread is important for having traction on slippery roads.

Level off your antifreeze

Antifreeze or coolant is what prevents your engine from freezing on frigid days. That’s why it’s important that you make sure you have enough antifreeze in your vehicle. You should also check that there are no leaks in the engine, which could cause your antifreeze to drain.

Ensure you have optimal visibility

You need to have enough visibility when driving, especially during winter snowstorms. Replace your wiper blades before the weather gets too cold if they are not working properly or they’re leaving streaks. You should also replace any light bulbs that are out in your headlights or taillights.

Stop by our service department at Steve Austin’s Auto Group before winter begins to have any components replaced or repaired as necessary.  

Welcome To Steve Austin’s Auto Group Blog

If you have been searching for the Steve Austin’s Auto Group blog, you have found it. We would like to officially welcome you to our new blog. Here, you will be able to find important General Motors updates, car care tips, highlights from some of our favorite local events, and, of course, important dealership news.

At Steve Austin’s Auto Group, we are proud to serve the Bellefontaine community and the surrounding areas, including Urbana and Springfield. When you visit us, we promise to give you an exceptional car-buying experience that will make you want to come back to us again and again.

Whether it is your first time buying a car or have gone through a lifetime of car ownership, we are here to serve you. Our finance department is prepared to help get you the financing you need to take home your next new or pre-owned car, no matter your credit situation.

We also have a highly-trained service department here six days a week to take care of all of your vehicle needs. You can schedule an appointment online, give us a call, or walk in for basic service, like oil changes. No matter the problem, we promise to deliver the expert care your vehicle needs. Stay tuned for more blog posts from us here at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.

The New Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

Chevrolet and Carhartt are both Detroit-based brands that have been serving hard-working Americans for years. Now, the two brands have come together to create the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition.

Janet Ries, vice president of marketing at Carhartt, said, “This truck represents a true collaboration of our brands coming together to create a durable, purpose-built truck for people who not only work hard on the jobsite, but also live a rugged lifestyle.”

Chevrolet and Carhartt initially worked on the 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept together, which they showcased at the 2016 SEMA Show. The concept truck was so popular that they decided to develop the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition, which is based on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab.

Inside the truck, there’s a Carhartt-themed interior with leather-appointed seats that have a unique stitch design along with all-weather floor liners that have the Carhartt badge.

The truck features the Z71 Off-Road Package that has Hill Descent Control and skid plates. The exterior comes in the Mosaic Black Metallic color with Carhartt gold pinstripe details. It also has a soft rollup tonneau cover and 20-inch wheels with All Terrain tires.

You can check out the Silverado 1500 and other models at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.