Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Colorado ZR2 Design Update

2021 Colorado ZR2 | Bangor, ME

Chevrolet recently unveiled its latest look for the midsize Colorado, and it looks exciting, to say the least. The 2021 Colorado is set to be one of the most capable midsize trucks in Chevy’s lineup, especially the ZR2 trim, which is fully off-road ready. This is one truck that will drop jaws on both the highway and on off-road trails.

So what’s new on the 2021 Chevy Colorado? You can find a new Sand Dune Metallic exterior paint color on the Z71 and ZR2 models, as well as new Chevy bowtie emblems and an embossed tailgate. The ZR2 off-road variant comes with an entirely new appearance, with touches like a front fascia with bold “Chevrolet” lettering. There’s also a new front end, which makes the truck look more dynamic while also improving visibility and airflow.

“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” said Bob Krapes, director of marketing at Chevrolet Trucks. “With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.”

In addition to styling, the ZR2 will have several features to optimize capability. This includes segment-exclusive Multimatic DSSV™ position-sensitive dampers, skid plates, cast-iron control arms, red tow hooks, a two-inch suspension lift, and more.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is set to start tearing up roads later this year, and we can’t wait to see you here at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor for a test drive.

Cadillac, Cadillac News

Meet the Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom

Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom | Bangor, ME

Cadillac is changing the way you shop for cars with its new Cadillac Live virtual showroom. Using human product specialists and the latest high-tech gear, Cadillac Live lets you remotely speak to an expert about a car you’re interested in buying, complete with a full tour of the vehicle. Plus, you can see different trims and colors using digital tools, which gives you a wider selection and unprecedented convenience in the car-buying process.

Cadillac launched the new program in Canada, though it’s scheduled to make its way across the U.S. in a short while. Using an iPhone X, Osmo Mobile gimbal, and a Bluetooth headset, a specialist can have a one-way video chat with you as you sit in the comfort of your home or office. Combining personal shopping with a digital showroom, Cadillac Live is ideal if you have a busy work schedule or if you don’t live near a Cadillac dealership.

The Cadillac brand also worked with marketing researchers to show that “71 percent of customers report switching to a competitor’s product after finding their selection process easier.” This is especially true for luxury car shoppers; one reason the automaker is eager to make the selection process as easy as possible.

Currently, the Cadillac Live site is headed to California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York, but the service will soon make their way to other locations across the U.S. Offering a truly unique shopping experience, Cadillac Live is the future of car buying.

Those of us lucky enough to live in or around Bangor, Maine, don’t need to wait for the full U.S. rollout of Cadillac Live to experience Cadillac’s unparalleled luxury. To get behind the wheel yourself, pay us a visit as Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor.

Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Models

Chip Miller Foundation Offering 2020 Corvette for Charity

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Bangor, ME

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is giving away a new 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Z51 Corvette. This new Corvette has a 6.2L LT2 V8 engine delivering 495 horsepower and a maximum speed of 184mph. Don’t miss your chance to win a Z51 version of this car by donating to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. Better hurry, the 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette is almost sold out.

The closing date to enter is May 1, 2020, and entries must be completed by 5:00 pm EDT. The drawing will be held on May 1, 2020, at 6:00 pm EDT at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. The grand prize is an incredible 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette $75,000.

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation was founded to help people who have amyloidosis and help raise awareness about the condition. Amyloidosis comes in several forms, some fatal. It involves the buildup of proteins that cause stiffening of tissues, including the heart.

Funds from the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation are used to educated people about symptoms and early detection, which increases treatment options and leads to a better quality of life for sufferers. Funds also go toward research for a cure to this debilitating condition.

Please join all of us at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor in celebrating the memory of Chip Miller. For a chance to drive away in the most advanced Corvette of all time while potentially saving countless lives, consider donating to the Chip Miler foundation before the deadline.

Chevrolet Models, Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevy Spark Named One of the Best Cars for Under $16,000 by U.S. News

2019 Chevrolet Spark | Bangor, ME

Named one of the best new cars under $16,000 by U.S. News and World Report, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark is ideal for a wide variety of car shoppers. While the cost of new cars grows every year, vehicles like the Spark offer affordability without sacrificing quality or features. In fact, the Spark is currently the most affordable new car in the United States, but still boasts many of the modern qualities you want in a new car.

The Spark has a subcompact design that’s perfect for narrow city streets as well as the highway. You’ll find features such as a touchscreen infotainment system and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® connectivity, as well as optional smartphone connectivity through Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. The European-inspired hatchback design is also eye-catchingly stylish.

Seating four people comfortably, the Spark is built to be practical. U.S. News notes that this model also has great fuel economy thanks to the lightweight design and fuel-sipping engine, which work to save you more money in the long run. Plus, the lower sticker price means it costs less to insure; the savings continue to grow even after you leave the lot.

The Spark also comes with several features you won’t find on similar models, such as a standard rear vision camera to make reversing and parallel parking easier than ever, as well as ten standard airbags for added peace of mind.

If you want to get behind the wheel of the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Spark, stop by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor for a test drive today.

Car Maintenance, Vehicle Tips

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Winter Wiper Blades | Bangor, ME

Cold weather and snowy, icy roads are hard on vehicles, which is why it’s so important to prepare your car for winter. Follow these tips to get your car ready, and give us a call at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor to schedule a service appointment.

1: Check your fluids. Your oil and coolant are more important than ever in the wintertime because your engine is working so much harder than usual, and you need those fluids to keep all the parts working smoothly. If your motor oil is low or dirty, it might be time for an oil change.

2: Check your tires. Cold weather makes the air in your tires shrink, reducing the pressure, and tires with low pressure have less traction with the ground. Another thing that reduces traction is worn out tread — if your tread is getting low, consider replacing your tires.

3: Winterize your wipers. You can get winter wipers with a rubber cover that are easier to dislodge when covered in ice and snow. Also consider adding a defrosting wiper fluid to your car so you can avoid scraping ice off your windshield in the mornings.

4: Update your emergency kit. In the wintertime, your emergency kit should include blankets, a change of clothes in case your clothes get wet, food and water, and something to help you get out of a snowbank, like sand or cat litter.

Winter is beautiful, but it can be dangerous if your car isn’t well prepared. Stop by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor, and we’ll have your vehicle in tip-top shape in no time.

Halloween, Holiday, Local Events

Have a Howling Halloween in Bangor, ME

Halloween in Bangor, ME

It’s the Halloween season again, which means it’s time to carve jack-o’-lanterns, pick out a unique and fun costume, and cuddle up in front of a scary movie. There are many ways you can celebrate Halloween in Bangor this year, including some different events and attractions ideal for all different ages.

Halloween Trick or Treat Downtown

Got a kiddo who deserves some candy but isn’t quite ready for trick-or-treating in the dark? Stop by Downtown Bangor on Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m. for the annual kid-friendly Trick or Treat Downtown. Businesses throughout the downtown area will be handing out candy, and you can shop a number of great deals. If you want to get in on the fun, be sure to wear a costume of your own.

Kenduskeag Haunted House

Just a stone’s throw outside of Bangor proper is the legendary Kenduskeag Haunted House, which takes place at the Cole Memorial Ball Field. You can get good and scared for just $5 from 7 p.m. to midnight from Oct. 25-26. If you want to try a different tack, why not get in on the action? The Kenduskeag Haunted House is looking for volunteer actors willing to dish out the fright — just hit them up on their Facebook page.

Ghostly Bangor Walking Tours

All throughout October, the Bangor Historical Society will host Ghostly Bangor Walking Tours, which start at the Thomas A. Hill House and carry through to some of the city’s most haunted spots. Tours cost $10 per person and last between 60-90 minutes. For dates and information, visit the Bangor Historical Society’s website.

If you want a scary good deal on a new Cadillac or Chevrolet, look no further than Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor. We’re happy to serve all the boils and ghouls who come through our doors.

Car Maintenance, Service

Fall Maintenance Tips

Fall Maintenance Tips | Bangor, ME

Here in Maine, fall tends to come early. With the leaves already starting to change, it’s time to get ready for a new season. Here are a few fall maintenance tips to keep your car in good shape.

Lights

Since the days are getting shorter, you will likely be using your headlights more often. Make sure all of your exterior lights are working and angled correctly so you can see the road and other drivers can see you.

HVAC

Before the weather gets too cold, make sure your car’s heater is working properly. Test your HVAC system to make sure it works at all temperatures and vent configurations.

Tires

As temperatures drop, so will the air pressure in your tires. Make sure all your tires are fully inflated in addition to looking for signs of uneven wear or shallow tread.

Brakes

If you hear a high-pitched squealing sound when you apply the brakes, this could mean your brake pads are running thin and it is time for a new set. Don’t wait to do this as worn out brake pads can potentially damage the rotors.

Fluids                       

Just like other times of the year, make sure all of your vehicle’s fluids are clean and at the proper level.

Fall is a beautiful season, and we want to make sure you can enjoy its colorful charms as safely as possible. Set up an appointment with the service department at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor and have any issues taken care of.

Chevrolet Models, Chevrolet Silverado

2020 Chevrolet Silverado to Be Available with 3.0-Liter Inline-Six Turbo-Diesel Engine

2020 Chevrolet Silverao

Earlier this summer, Chevy announced that the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado would be available with a diesel engine for the very first time. The new Duramax® 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine will achieve best-in-class torque and horsepower and boost the Silverado’s fuel economy.

This engine will be available exclusively on four trims of the 2020 Silverado (the 2019 model is available in eight trims, for reference): LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country. This engine will join a diverse powertrain lineup for the Silverado, which currently includes five options.

Chevy has already released performance specs for the new turbo-diesel engine: 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Duramax engine will be partnered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

“From the moment the engine is started, to its idle, acceleration and highway cruising, the 3.0-liter Duramax performance will change perceptions of what a diesel engine can offer in refinement,” remarked Nicola Menarini, director for Diesel Truck Engine Program Execution. “With advanced technologies that draw on global diesel expertise, it’s a no-compromise choice for those who want the capability and driving range of a diesel in a light-duty truck.”

The new turbo-diesel engine boasts a number of other advanced engine technologies, including an all-aluminum construction, Active Thermal Management, a water charge air cooler, variable geometry turbocharging, and more.

The 2020 Silverado is expected to arrive at dealerships, including Quirk Chevrolet of Bangor, later this year.

Car Maintenance, Service

3 Reasons to Rotate Your Tires Regularly

Tire Rotation | Bangor, ME

Rotating the tires is one of the easiest — yet most important — things you can do to keep your vehicle operating smoothly and safely. Here’s a look at three reasons why you should make sure tire rotation is part of your regular car maintenance schedule.

It extends the life of your tires

A vehicle’s weight is distributed unevenly, and that means the tires wear unevenly, too. Rotating your tires regularly will help their tread wear more evenly, allow them to last longer, and save you money.

It keeps you safe behind the wheel

Unevenly worn tires can make your vehicle handle unsafely. For example, your front wheels will wear more quickly because they bear more weight, handle the steering, and receive power (if your vehicle is front-wheel drive). Without regular rotations, the tires you rely on most will wear out the fastest, providing less control when you need it.

It helps your car perform more efficiently

When your tires wear unevenly, it forces your car to work harder and burn more fuel. Evenly worn tires, on the other hand, help your vehicle run more effectively and save you money at the pump. Consult your vehicle’s manual for recommendations on how often to get your tires rotated. When it’s time, stop in at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor — our expert staff will be happy to perform this essential service for you.

Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Models, Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Colorado and Silverado Named Best Trucks for Families by U.S. News

2019 Chevrolet Truck Lineup | Bangor, ME
Chevrolet Truck Lineup

If you’re in the market for a new Chevy truck, you might be considering the 2019 Colorado and Silverado 1500. Now, you have just one more reason to bring either of these bad boys home — they ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “Best Trucks for Families in 2019.”

The 2019 Colorado earned the judges’ recognition for its variety of engine options, as well as its advanced tech, smooth performance, and comfortable interior. It also offers one of the roomiest standard box sizes in the compact truck segment, yielding a maximum cargo capacity of 49.9 cubic feet. It will easily accommodate your family’s possessions on a road trip.

The Colorado also puts forth three key infotainment assets: Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Bluetooth® audio streaming. That way, you and your loved ones can stay in touch with contacts while enjoying the latest apps, games, and playlists.

The full-sized Silverado 1500 truck also captured the critics’ praise for its own array of family-friendly amenities. Chevy has endowed this truck with advanced driver-assist tech such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to enhance your crew’s safety on each journey. And the brand’s exclusive Teen Driver feature will allow you to monitor your teens’ driving habits even when you’re not able to accompany them in person.

Celebrate these models’ recent awards when you bring your family to Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor to test drive them.

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