Pursuit-Rated Chevy Silverado 1500s for Police Departments

pursuit-rated Silverado 1500 | Ashland, KY

Chevrolet has released the first-ever pursuit-rated Silverado 1500 for use by police departments. Known as the Silverado PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle), the truck comes with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that puts out 355 horsepower and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2023 Silverado PPV comes with upgrades such as 20-inch rims with all-terrain tires as well 16-inch rotors instead of the standard 13-inch ones on the Silverado 1500 WT. The PPV version of the Silverado will come with a crew cab with plenty of space for rear passengers, as well as a short cargo box.

The rugged Silverado PPV can tow up to 9,300 pounds. A 2-inch suspension lift is optional, allowing pursuits on a wide variety of terrains, from roads to dirt paths to steep, rocky inclines. Special shocks, a skid plate, and a locking rear differential make the Silverado PPV even more durable in an off-road chase.

The interior of the Silverado PPV has plenty of space for police gear, and the front middle seat can be removed to maximize cabin space. Chevy has made it easy to customize the Silverado PPV with features like an optional bed tonneau cover.

The 2023 Chevy Silverado PPV is set to be released this summer. Stay tuned to our blog or give Don Hall Chevrolet a call for more details about this model and the brand’s other Silverado variants.

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Secures IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

Chevrolet Trailblazer | Ashland, KY

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer with its highest honor, the Top Safety Pick+ award. The Top Safety Pick+ category indicates vehicles that perform exceptionally well in crash tests and have high-level crash avoidance technologies.

The prestigious Top Safety Pick+ award is hard to come by. To be a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle has to get high ratings in six different crash tests. Crash prevention tech is what earns the Plus.

The Trailblazer earned a score of “Good,” the highest possible score, on all its crash tests, as well as a top Superior score for its vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention. The Trailblazer even had to earn a high rating for its headlights.

Part of what helped earn the Trailblazer the Top Safety Pick+ award is its standard Chevy Safety Assist package. Chevy Safety Assist is a suite of six driver assist technologies. These included Forward Collision Alert with Automatic Emergency Braking as well as Front Pedestrian Braking, both of which were tested by the IIHS.

Chevy Safety Assist also comes with Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, which helps drivers avoid drifting into other lanes. Intellibeam High Beam Assist is also standard on the 2022 Trailblazer and toggles the high beam headlights on and off depending on current traffic.

Give a head nod to the Trailblazer’s latest accolade when you take one for a whirl here at Don Hall SuperCenter in Ashland, Kentucky.

Why Wireless Apple CarPlay Is Better than Wired

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Both the wired and wireless versions of Apple CarPlay® are great technologies that let you access your phone apps and content while you drive safely. But the convenience of Wireless Apple CarPlay® gives it a leg up over the wired version and makes it well worth the cost.

Fewer cords

It’s a big hassle to have to keep track of the right cords, make sure you have extras to charge or sync your phone with and plug the phone in any time you want to use Apple CarPlay®. Wireless Apple CarPlay® makes it so much simpler. You can instantly connect to the system without messing around with cords.

Getting rid of cords has the added bonus of decluttering your car. Wireless Apple CarPlay® makes your cabin feel a little tidier.

No drop in quality

You might worry that using Wireless Apple CarPlay® will result in a lag or that the audio quality will be lower than if you use a wired connection. But thanks to Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), Apple’s very own audio file compression technology that preserves the quality of the original, music over Wireless Apple CarPlay® is just as high-quality.

Wireless charging pads

One concern with using Wireless Apple CarPlay® is that you can’t charge your phone while you use it. Streaming music or using GPS can be a major battery drain, so this is a valid concern. But with the advent of wireless charging pads, it’s not a problem anymore.

If your car is equipped with a wireless charging pad, you can stream your favorite content and charge at the same time without the mess of cords.

Test-drive a 2022 Chevy equipped with Wireless Apple CarPlay® here at Don Hall SuperCenter or give us a call if you need help using this exciting new feature on your new Chevy vehicle. 

What is a Lifted Truck?

Lifted Silverado | Ashland, KY

Lifted trucks offer head-turning looks and impressive off-roading capabilities. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering making your Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra into a lifted truck.

Defining a Lifted Truck

A lifted truck boasts a modified suspension system, which adds height to the vehicle. Due to its raised suspension, the truck can ride on larger tires, adding to the vehicle’s overall height. However, this alteration to the suspension can cause other parts of your vehicle to require recalibration or replacement. A truck can also receive a body lift, which does not require additional adjustments.

Some Advantages to Consider

When you lift your truck, you’re giving it more than a striking appearance. In harsh weather, lifted trucks provide better traction and visibility. If you love off-road exploration, your lifted truck will help you traverse the roughest trails with its high ground clearance. And when it’s time to upgrade to a new car, a lifted truck will demand a higher resale value.

In the market for a tough, capable truck that’s perfect for a lift? Choose a Chevrolet Silverado or a GMC Sierra from Don Hall SuperCenter in Ashland, Kentucky. We’ll help match you with the right trim and configuration to fit your budget, lifestyle, and preferences.

Safe Driving New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is coming up, and that means it’s time to start making New Year’s resolutions. Commit to safer driving by making these resolutions in 2022.

1: Use your turn signal

Failing to signal when you change lanes or make a turn makes it harder for drivers around you to anticipate what you’re going to do. If you’re not in the habit of signaling when you change lanes, use this opportunity to change that.

2: Go the speed limit

Studies show that speeding doesn’t actually help you get where you’re going much faster. It might shave a minute or two off your drive depending on how far you’re going, but is it really worth it for the increased risk of an accident? Slow down in the new year.

3: Leave space

Tailgating is a dangerous habit, especially in the winter time. If you’re too close to the vehicle ahead of you and they need to stop suddenly, you might not have time to stop before crashing into them, potentially hurting them and you.

4: Reduce distractions

If you text or talk while you drive, resolve to eliminate those distractions in the coming year. Set up automatic responses while you’re driving so your phone won’t show you notifications, letting you keep your eyes on the road.

5: Stay up to date on vehicle maintenance

One of the best ways to drive more safely is to make sure your car is safe. Take care of your car and get regular maintenance done, such as oil changes and tire rotations. Having a tire blow out on the highway is a great way to get yourself and other cars into an accident.

The Don Hall SuperCenter team wishes you and yours a happy and safe New Year’s. Make sure to contact us for all of your vehicle’s needs in 2022.

Ironton Wizardfest: A Fall Event That You Won’t Want to Miss

Ironton Wizardfest

If you or someone in your family is a fan of the Harry Potter franchise then hop in your vehicle, cross the bridge, and drive six miles northwest along the Ohio River to the town of Ironton the weekend of Nov. 13-14 for the Ironton Wizardfest.

Ironton Wizardfest is a Harry Potter fan convention that is open to people of all ages and offers activities such as House Sorting, Cosplay Contests, a Wizard’s Ball, the famous Wizardfest ButterBrew, and much more.

Younger children will stay entertained thanks to exhibits like an exotic animal petting zoo, Reptile and Creepy Creatures shows, giant LEGO displays, and crafts. Adults can visit the coffee roasting broom-making, blacksmith forging, and glass-blowing demonstrations.

The Family Bundle ticket package costs $85 and covers admission for four people on both Saturday and Sunday along with four ButterBrew tickets. Children under 5 years of age receive free admission to WizardFest. A Weekend Pass costs $20, while Saturday tickets go for $15 and Sunday tickets are currently offered at $10. More ticketing and festival info can be found at the event’s website here.

We here at Don Hall SuperCenter hope to see you at Ironton Wizardfest this fall. And don’t forget to contact us to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment, if you haven’t done so already.

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