Great Volunteer Opportunities in the Terryville Area

At Terryville Chevrolet, we believe in giving back to our community — a belief we’ve backed up by donating to more than 20 local charities and nonprofits. Volunteering in Terryville is another great way to give back, and here are three of the many organizations in the area that could use your time.

Plymouth Community Food Pantry

Dedicated to fighting hunger in the Plymouth/Terryville area, the Plymouth Community Food Pantry opens its doors three times a week to members of the community in need of sustenance. A few hours a week, volunteers are needed to help stock and hand out items.

Animal Rescue Foundation

Terryville’s Animal Rescue Foundation is a nonprofit, non-destroy shelter devoted to rescuing and caring for the community’s stray, abandoned, and abused cats and dogs. Volunteers are frequently needed at ARF (get it?) to help feed, clean, and play with the animals.

Miracle League of Connecticut

Located in nearby Bristol, the Miracle League of Connecticut centers its mission on the belief that “every child deserves a chance to play.” This nonprofit gives kids with physical and cognitive challenges a chance to enjoy sports and recreation in a safe, accessible way. Volunteers here can buddy up with a child, help staff special events, or help train new bicycle riders at the annual iCan Bike summer camp.

To learn more, get in touch with one of these organizations and ask how you can help — you’ll be glad you did!

Best Fall Events and Activities Near Terryville

The wind is brisk, the leaves are changing, and the scent of pumpkin spice is wafting through the air – which can only mean one thing: fall is upon us. Thankfully, Terryville has plenty of nearby fall activities to enjoy.

Apple Picking: If you are looking for a family-friendly fall activity in Terryville, consider going apple picking at Tonn’s Marketplace. Not only is their gorgeous ten-acre orchard the perfect setting for flannel-clad family photos, but you’ll have the opportunity to pick from nearly two dozen varieties of apples to use for snacking, canning, or baking.

Leaf Peeping: Terryville residents are lucky to live in the heart of New England, one of the most gorgeous regions in the country to witness beauteous fall foliage. Take a scenic drive in your favorite Chevy to witness the changing leaves, but don’t forget to scope out the Fall Foliage Report to plan your trip.

Visit a Haunted Attraction: If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for a fall activity near Terryville, consider visiting the nearby Haunted Graveyard in Bristol, CT. The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce is an eerie 1-mile attraction featuring more than 200 vampires, witches, and other spooky specters. This haunted attraction is co-located with the Lake Compounce amusement park, and bundled tickets are available.

Whether you’re in love with nature or terror, Terryville has fall activities for everyone. For a great vehicle perfect for getting around and seeing it all, stop into Terryville Chevrolet.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed

2020 Corvette Stingray

After years of breathless anticipation, it’s time to feast your eyes on the first-ever mid-engine Corvette. The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray revealed in July pushes forward the beloved American sports car into a new chapter of excellence. Not only does the new Stingray only use one component from the previous-generation Corvette, but it also enhances power and aerodynamics to the degree that it is now the most powerful entry Corvette ever assembled.

 

“Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history. Customers are going to be thrilled with our focus on details and performance across the board.”

 

The key feature of the 2020 Corvette Stingray is an all-new 6.2-liter LT2 small block V8, which is mounted in the middle of the car and puts out 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Because of its placement and the aerodynamics of the vehicle proper, the Corvette Stingray is expected to deliver a sub-three-second 0-60 mph time when equipped with the optional Z51 Performance Package.

 

There’s a lot to take in when it comes to the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. If you’re interested in owning — and with a sub-$60,000 starting price, why wouldn’t you be — check out the Corvette Visualizer tool to build your ‘Vette and reserve the real deal at Terryville Chevrolet.

 

Chevrolet Marketplace Offers Domino’s® for Your Pizza Needs

Dominos On Chevy Marketplace

If you’ve ever been out and about and suddenly found yourself craving a hot, fresh pizza, you’re gonna love the sound of this: a new update to the Chevrolet Marketplace offers Domino’s® as its latest merchant, meaning you can now order and pay for your pizza on the go.

Using Domino’s® on Chevrolet Marketplace is easy: Create or use your existing Pizza Profile via the Domino’s® website or app and link it to Chevrolet Marketplace. With your Pizza Profile, you’ll be able to set your delivery/pick-up preferences, a preferred payment method, and your favorite store. Then, ordering your pizza is as simple as a few taps of the touchscreen.

“We admire Chevy’s commitment to providing the technology that consumers want the most,” said Chris Roeser, director of digital experience at Domino’s®. “Now, Marketplace will provide pizza lovers an easy way to order the pizza they love.”

Chevrolet Marketplace was first introduced in 2017 and is available as a free service on millions of connected Chevrolet vehicles.

If you love pizza and you have an eligible 2017 or newer Chevrolet, you too can order Domino’s® from the comfort of the driver’s seat. To learn more about the latest innovations from Chevrolet, including the features and functions of Chevrolet Marketplace, visit us at Terryville Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Trailblazer Makes Its Triumphant Return

2020 Trailblazer | Terryville, CT

In the last few years, Chevrolet has been no stranger to resurrecting some of its most popular vehicle nameplates like the recently revived Blazer. Now, Chevrolet is getting ready to reintroduce another classic Chevrolet vehicle name. Starting in 2020, the Chevrolet Trailblazer will make its triumphant return.

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will join the automaker’s growing line of crossovers and SUVs. Positioned between the Chevrolet Trax and the Chevrolet Equinox, the Trailblazer will be an affordable option for drivers who want to access the utility of an SUV.

The Chevrolet Trailblazer will not be lacking in advanced vehicle tech, coming standard with Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. Drivers can also upgrade the Trailblazer safety suite with tech like Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Park Assist.

The Trailblazer also doesn’t cut corners when it comes to performance. In fact, the new Trailblazer will debut with an RS trim level, pairing a sporty exterior with an even sportier powertrain.

Unfortunately, additional details surrounding the new Chevrolet Trailblazer are a bit sparse at the moment. More information is sure to be revealed during the upcoming months, and you can read all about that new Trailblazer information right here on the Terryville Chevrolet blog. In addition, you can also contact us today via our website or by phone.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro Updates Revealed

Camaro

Thanks to a new front-end appearance, a new LT1 V8 performance model, a newly available 10-speed automatic transmission, and tons of other updates coming to the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, you’ll have even more ways to customize your ride.

The 2020 Camaro SS sports a front end based on the acclaimed Camaro Shock concept model that debuted at the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association show in Las Vegas last year. It’s got a repositioned bowtie emblem as well as a body-color bar between the upper and lower grille. It looks bolder and badder, and you’re going to love it.

The new LT1 V8 is a fusion between the appearance of the Camaro LT and the SS. It boasts a monstrous 455-horsepower LT1 engine, comes in coupe and convertible models, and lets you choose between a six-speed manual transmission and a 10-speed automatic.

Across the entire Camaro lineup, you can express your style with the new Rally Green exterior color, available red seatbelts and kneepads, and alloy pedals. The 2LT now boasts available Adrenaline Red and Ceramic White leather interior options, while the 3LT now comes standard with the 2.0-liter Turbo engine, as well as the Convenience and Lighting package.

The 2020 Camaro lineup will arrive on dealership lots early this fall. When that time comes, you can count on Terryville Chevrolet to get you behind the wheel of a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro.

Perfect New England Road Trip Destinations for Spring

Family In Convertible

If you’re at all like us here at Terryville Chevrolet, you wait all year long for spring and the perfect driving weather it brings. This is also the perfect time to hit the road for an unforgettable spring road trip in your new Chevrolet vehicle. And if you’re in the Terryville area, there is no shortage of awesome destinations to check out nearby. Check out some of our favorite New England road trip destinations and get ready for a ride to remember.

Hartford, Connecticut

A short half hour drive from Terryville, Hartford is renowned for its beauty and East Coast charm. While there, checkout the scenic byways around the area and stop by the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show.

Portland, Maine

If you have an entire day off, take the drive up to Portland, Maine, this spring to experience the season at its finest. Portland is home to some truly awesome restaurants with access to exceptionally fresh sea food and some great views along the way.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod is a favorite destination for millions each year, and for good reason. With some of the best beaches on the east coast, as well as world class dining and lodging, Cape Cod is the perfect road trip destination in your new Chevrolet vehicle.

For more road trip ideas — and for the perfect vehicle to go adventuring in — stop into Terryville Chevrolet and we’ll set you along the right path.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Engine Wows Experts

We’re still eager to learn about the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine that will grace the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel sometime this year.

We’re still eager to learn about the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine that will grace the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 sometime this year. Chevy has thus far been mum on its diesel engine offering — apart from saying that it’ll be the most capable and efficient in the segment — but some experts around the industry have already gotten the scoop on the new Duramax®. What they’re saying shouldn’t come as much of a surprise: It’s great.

Car and Driver’s Joey Capparella writes that the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel generates 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque according to an official order guide and specs sheet. That puts the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel well ahead of the 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque produced by the turbo-diesel of its blue oval-adorned competitor. What’s more, its makes more torque at a lower rpm — 1,500 rpm compared to the competition’s 1,750 rpm.

It’s still not yet known what the 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel will produce in terms of towing, payload, or fuel economy, but it’s a fair bet that it’ll stand up pretty well against its competition in the segment.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel will be available soon at Terryville Chevrolet. Watch this space for more information as it comes.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring

The return of spring means that it’s a great opportunity to get your affairs in order at home with a bit of spring cleaning. Once you’ve pared down your closet and spruced up your yard, take some time out and act on these great spring cleaning tips for your car.

Wash Your Car

Leaving winter debris and road salt residue on your vehicle doesn’t just make it look unsightly, it can also wear down the paint and cause significant problems over time. To avoid this, grab a bucket, soap, and the hose and wash your car when the weather turns warm. Scrub your car down and make sure to hose off the undercarriage to help prevent rust. Finally, dry the car in its entirety with a clean microfiber towel, and stand back to admire the shining result of your hard work.

Clean the Interior

You likely don’t take a lot of time to clean out your car in the winter, which means your floors and upholstery could be littered with leaves, salt, dirt, and even trash you just never got around to cleaning up. Now that warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to clean it all out. Clean out any trash, wash your floor mats, vacuum your carpeting and upholstery, and give all of your interior surfaces a much-needed wipe down.

If your spring cleaning checklist includes getting out of an old car and into a fresh new Chevrolet, we can help you here at Terryville Chevrolet.

Chevy 2018 Sales Showcase Big-Vehicle-Focused Strategy

Chevy SUV/Crossover Lineup

At the end of 2018, Chevrolet took a chance and announced that it was going to stop producing many of its passenger cars, including the Impala, Cruze, and Volt. Instead, the American car-maker planned on turning its focus on its crossover and SUV lineup — and it looks like this was a smart move.

Though Chevrolet is seeing a slowdown in sedan sales, Chevy 2018 sales saw a very small decline of 1.4 percent throughout the year. The carmaker sold 549,691 vehicles during the last three months of 2018, delivering a total of 531,985.

The Equinox in particular was popular in the last quarter of 2018 with 98,239 models sold during that time frame. This was an increase of 26.4 percent year-over-year and added to the total 2018 Equinox sales of 332,618 vehicles. With these numbers, the Equinox is considered one of the most popular crossovers in its segment.

Chevrolet also sold 60,633 Suburban models in 2018, which was a 7.3 percent sales increase compared to 2017.

In the pickup truck segment, the Colorado had its best sale year ever with a total of 134,842 models sold — a 19.4% sales growth — while the Silverado held steady with 585,581 trucks sold compared to 585,864 in 2017.

Once you experience one of these great crossovers, SUVs, or trucks firsthand at Terryville Chevrolet, it’ll become clear why they’re so popular with modern American drivers.