Top 5 Reasons You Should Buy a Chevrolet

There are so many brands in the auto industry these days, it can be difficult to decide which brand you should buy from. Should you buy a foreign car? Which brand has the best value? What kind of technology do you want in a new car? For some of the best vehicles in the industry, you should look no further than Chevrolet. Read on to discover the top five reasons why you should own a Chevy.

5: Built-In Wi-Fi

Chevrolet was a pioneer when it came to an onboard wireless connection in its vehicle. These days, all vehicles in the Chevy lineup come standard with a 4G LTE wireless hotspot, so you and your passengers can stay connected to Wi-Fi on the go. This is a bonus if you’re a parent with a teen who’s always using up all the data in your family’s phone plan.

4: Plenty of Choices

As one of the most diverse brands on the market, Chevy definitely has something for everyone. Whether you need a pickup truck, a capable SUV, a family-friendly sedan, or even something a bit more environmentally-conscious, Chevrolet has a vehicle for you.

3: Support a Domestic Brand

Chevrolet was founded in Detroit in 1911, which means that every time you buy Chevrolet, you’re supporting a 105-year-old brand that has its roots in America’s prosperous industrial era, as well as one of the most successful brands of the 60s and 70s’ muscle car era. Many Chevy vehicles are hailed as icons of American pride.

2: High Resale Value

It’s inevitable—all brand-new cars begin depreciating the second you drive them off the lot. However, Chevrolet vehicles hold their resale value longer than other brands’ products. As a result, Chevrolets aren’t just affordable. They’re a great investment, too.

1: Award-Winning Quality

This year, both the Camaro and Colorado took home Motor Trend’s titles of Car and Truck of the Year. The Malibu was honored with the Most Dependable Midsize Car award from J.D. Power two years in a row. The Volt was named the 2016 Green Car of the Year. That’s only a snippet of all the honors Chevrolet’s lineup has won, with more to come.

So why should you buy a Chevrolet? Well, if the reasons above haven’t convinced you, you should let us persuade you in person. Come up to Red Wing Chevrolet and we’ll take you for a test drive in one of our many quality vehicles.

Steps to Buying a Pickup Truck

The pickup truck segment is one of the most varied and diverse segments on the market, with several different choices in different sizes to suit each driver’s individual needs. Of course, this has resulted in a market that can be confusing for newbies when they see all the different options available. What goes into buying a pickup truck, and how can you narrow down the steps to find your perfect choice?

Step 1: Decide on a budget.

This seems like common sense, but there are a lot of trucks on the market that are equipped with high-end comforts that you may not need—or, if you have more money to burn, you might be willing to go for those upscale luxuries. An affordable truck is not always a good investment, though, so keep an eye out for resale value information.

Step 2: What are you using the truck for?

If you’re the type of person who wants to take your pickup truck off-roading, you’re not going to want the same kind of truck as the guy who runs his own landscaping business and needs commercial-grade capability. This will help you decide between a light-duty, heavy-duty, or midsize truck, many of which are separated into models with different-size cabs and truck beds.

Step 3: Test-drive.

Dealerships offer test-drives for a reason. If you’re still having trouble deciding between several brands, models, and trim levels, schedule test-drives with a few different places to get a feel for your potential new truck in person. There’s nothing quite like bonding with a truck in the flesh.

Step 4: Make your choice!

If you want a more common configuration, it may be possible just to drive off the dealer lot with your new pickup if they have your desired model in stock. If not, you can always custom order a truck that fits your specific tastes.

Buying a pickup truck can be confusing. As a starting point, we at Red Wing Chevrolet recommend the Silverado family of trucks. Silverados range from the light-duty Silverado 1500 to the heavy-duty Silverado 3500 HD, and come in a variety of cab and bed sizes. You can even opt for luxurious trim levels such as the High Country, or fun packages like the Z71 Off-Road package. All of this is guaranteed to be long-lasting quality with great resale value.