Car Tips, Maintenance, Oil Change

Why Getting an Oil Change is Important

Oil Change | Portland, ME

Routine maintenance items like oil changes will help ensure that your vehicle operates safely and smoothly. Here are just four benefits of taking your vehicle into Quirk Chevrolet of Portland and getting an oil change.

  1. Improves efficiency

Clean oil improves the lubrication of the engine parts, which in turn, reduces friction. Reduced friction means the engine uses less fuel. This means that you won’t have to visit the pump as often.

2. Keeps the engine clean and extends its life

Old oil usually contains a decent amount of dirt and debris, particles which can damage parts of the engine. By regularly changing the oil and filters every 3,000-5,000 miles, you’ll help protect the condition of the engine and avoid costly repairs.*

3. Reduces emissions

When the oil is old and dirty, it can cause your engine to release a surplus of emissions. New oil, by contrast, reduces emissions because it is better at absorbing debris and other particles.

4. Enhances engine performance

As mentioned above, clean oil improves the lubrication of the engine parts. This will keep the engine parts running quietly and effectively, which in turn, will result in a smoother acceleration and prompter response behind the wheel.

Contact our service department at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland to schedule an oil change for your vehicle. We’re here to make sure you enjoy your Chevy for years to come.

*Consult your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s specific recommended oil change schedule.

Silverado 1500

The 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel Engine Has Best-In-Class Power

2019 Silverado 1500 | Portland, ME

For the first time in almost ten years, a diesel engine will be available on the 2019 Silverado 1500. This noteworthy addition has caused a bigger stir by bringing the Silverado 1500 to the top spot when it comes to best-in-class power, beating out Ford and Ram.

The engine making these waves with its reveal is the new 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel that operates on a 10-speed automatic transmission with rear- or available all-wheel drive. This configuration pumps out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and makes use of turbo technology for rapid on-demand power. The closest competing vehicle, the Ford F-150, falls short by 27 horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque.

Exact towing specifications as well as fuel economy ratings have not been released, but going off of the numbers revealed so far, it is safe to say that more buzz is in store for the Duramax turbodiesel engine configuration before it goes on sale this summer.

Stop by Quirk Chevrolet of Portland to take the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for a test drive.

Car Tips

How to Jump Start Your Car in a Jiffy

How to jump start your car

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One of the most common vehicle-related issues you likely face is a failing or dead battery that leads you to not starting your vehicle. With any luck, a friendly driver will stop by to assist you, using his or her car. Follow this guide on how to jump start your car, and you will be back on road quickly.

Jumper Cables

If you have an older vehicle or battery, it’s a good idea to store jumper cables in your trunk.

Park Both Vehicles

Turn off the engines, and open both vehicles’ hoods.Position your car and the other vehicle close together.

Attach Jumper Cables

First, connect red clip to your battery’s positive terminal and then to their battery’s positive terminal. Next, join black clip to their battery’s negative terminal and then to an unpainted metal surface on your vehicle, like your hood’s metal strut.

Start the Engine of the Working Vehicles

Turn on the working vehicle, and let it idle for a couple of minutes.

Start Your Vehicle

Your vehicle should start without an issue. If not, try again in about five minutes.

Once Your Car Starts, Leave It On

Drive it around for a minimum of 15 minutes to recharge its battery.

This is how you save the day, and trust us — we are in the saving business from our new car specials to our GM-certified service team. Stop by Quirk Chevrolet of Portland for a tune-up.

Chevrolet, Silverado 1500

All about the New Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Upcoming Trucks

new Chevrolet Silverado

Pickup truck enthusiasts have a next-generation model to look forward to. Chevrolet has redesigned the Silverado 1500 for the 2019 model year with a bigger cabin, further capability, and additional features.

Engine variety

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers many different engine choices, ranging from the standard V6 to the powerful 6.2-liter V8 to the Duramax® turbo-diesel engine option. This enables drivers to find an engine that best suits their lifestyle. When properly equipped with the right engine and additional equipment, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

More space

Expanding on its size form the previous year, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is the ideal choice for families with its Crew Cab. All of these design elements come together, allowing passengers to stretch out. The spacious amount of room is also evident with the optimized in-cabin storage under the rear seats and in the spacious center console.

Technology

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers plenty of smartphone integration to match the high-tech touchscreen for the infotainment system. An In-Vehicle Trailering System is available for drivers who want the reassurance and improved safety of integrated trailer diagnostics and monitoring tools.

Keep an eye out for upcoming releases from Chevrolet such as the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. For the time being, stop by Quirk Chevrolet of Portland for our current stock of new Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks.

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