A red 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV | Quirk Chevrolet of Portland | Portland, ME
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Learn More About the Upcoming Chevrolet Blazer Electric SUV

Chevrolet recently took the next step in making electric vehicles accessible to families across Maine with the reveal of the 2024 Blazer EV. With this latest electric vehicle, Chevy reimagines the design, technology, and performance of its popular Blazer SUV.

The Chevrolet Blazer electric SUV features dynamic and expressive exterior design choices, such as welcoming dual-element LED lighting signatures. The interior takes a modern approach with customizable ambient lighting, a substantial 17.7-inch diagonal infotainment screen, and ample space to fit your family’s groceries and school bags.

Along with refreshing style, the 2024 Blazer EV also offers the latest driver-assistance technology, including reverse automatic braking and park assist. You can even start your Blazer EV hands-free simply by closing the door and pressing the brake pedal. Additional advanced technology includes a regenerative braking system, which helps to conserve energy and maximize driving range in Maine.

The Ultium Platform supports the upcoming Blazer EV by maximizing driving range on a full charge, so you can drive farther with less worry about your next recharge. An available high speed charging module (for home and public charging) can recharge up to 78 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes. Pairing your Blazer EV with the MyChevy app can allow for easy navigation to one of over 100,000 charging points.

Chevrolet has also taken an innovative approach to the performance of the Blazer EV with options for front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive. So, you can take on the daily drive to school or a vacation to Maine’s scenic coast in confidence. The newly revealed 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV will be available starting summer 2023. See the dynamic design, convenient technology, and versatile performance this SUV offers your family when this SUV becomes available to buy in Portland, Maine. Contact Quirk Chevrolet of Portland to learn more about reserving your Blazer EV.

Silverado Accessories | Portland, ME
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Best Silverado Accessories for Truck Owners in Portland, ME

Your Silverado 1500 gives you the confidence you need on the road. Why not treat it to some official Chevrolet accessories? Here is our list of recommended upgrades every truck owner should have.

Fitted all-weather floor liners

Unlike regular mats, floor liners contour to your Silverado truck’s floor for seamless fitting. They provide protection year-round from dirt and salt tracks here in Maine and extra grip for when entering your truck cab wearing messy boots.

Wear from everyday use is normal in a Silverado, but protecting your floors can retain your truck’s value when you want to trade for a new truck at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland.

Quality truck bed cover

Bed covers are designed to shield your cargo and bed from rough weather and theft. A hard top is great for durability in snow and extra security. Soft tops provide more flexibility when filling the bed over its top and are easily rolled up when not in use.

Console-mounted safe

Stash personal items like sunglasses or loose change in your Silverado cab with a safe located inside of the center console. The lock box adds protection in the case of a break-in or lending the truck to someone you don’t trust.

Hitch cap

Give your tailgate and trailer hitch longer lifespans by protecting them from debris when driving your Silverado in Portland. Simply close the cap when the ball hitch is not in use. You’ll also appreciate the polished look it provides.   Order these must-have Silverado accessories from our parts department at Quirk Chevrolet in Portland, Maine.

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Bad Alternator Signs

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The alternator is an important part of your vehicle. It keeps your car battery charged. If it stops working, you won’t be able to start the engine, or it will turn itself off after a few minutes. However, before it reaches that stage, there are some warning signs of a failing alternator.

Dead Battery

Most of the time, a dead battery is just a dead battery. However, sometimes, the battery dies because the alternator is going bad. One way to tell is to get a jumpstart. If your car starts and stays running, it is most likely a battery issue. However, if your car stops running again shortly after the jumpstart, it could be your alternator.

Inconsistent Lights

In addition to charging the battery, the alternator also powers your car’s electronic accessories. If it is starting to fail, you may notice lights that are either too dim or too bright. You might also see flickering or erratic lights.

Malfunctioning Accessories

Your car’s power windows are controlled by the alternator. If you notice it is taking longer than usual to go up or down or your electronic indicators are going haywire, this is a good sign your alternator is going bad.

Battery Warning Light

If you see a warning light that is in the shape of a car battery, this is a good indication that something is wrong with the electrical system, including the alternator.

If you notice any of these signs, have your vehicle’s alternator serviced at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine.

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GM’s Turbocharged 1.3-liter Engine Earns Spot on Ward’s 10 Best Engines’ List

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer in a desert

Wards Auto recently published its 10 Best Engines’ List for 2021, and the 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine from General Motors, which powers both the 2021 and 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, snagged a coveted spot.

“We score based on horsepower, torque, NVH management, observed fuel economy and new technology onboard. That new technology must shine to make the cut. A price cap for nominees that had been in place since 1995 has now been removed,” reports Tom Murphy, management editor of Wards Auto.

Only engines that were completely new or posted significant improvements were contenders for the 2021 list. Eighteen of the vehicles the staff reviewed utilized electrified powertrains.

“There were 14 four-cylinder engines, 11 six-cylinder engines, 10 full hybrids, eight BEVs, and three plug-in hybrids,” according to Murphy.

The 1.3-liter ECOTEC Turbo engine from GM generates ratings of 155 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. When under the hood of a FWD-enabled 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer, this engine earns EPA-estimated ratings of 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. [1] AWD is also available on the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer. With the 1.3-liter turbocharged engine, an AWD-equipped 2022 Trailblazer earns 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.[2]

Test-drive the Chevrolet Trailblazer and feel the power of its notable 1.3-liter engine at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine.

[1] EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/34 highway (1.3L FWD).

[2] EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

Vehicle Awards

Three Chevrolet Vehicles Earn 2021 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2021 Chevy Colorado | Portland, Maine

For well over a century, Chevy has been satisfying drivers with style, performance, reliability, and so much more. That reputation continues today, and AutoPacific has recognized it by awarding three Chevrolet Vehicles in its 2021 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.

Back in July, AutoPacific announced that the Chevrolet Colorado, Blazer, and Camaro all took the top segment prizes in the annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. AutoPacific ranks vehicles based on driver feedback in 36 attributes, and this trio conquered its competition by grabbing top scores in key areas.

The Camaro held off its competition in the Sporty Car segment by earning the highest marks in 29 categories. This included important factors like exterior style, interior comfort, and handling.

In the Premium Midsize Crossover SUV competition, the new Chevrolet Blazer comes out on top. The Blazer bested the field with top rankings in 25 categories, including reputation, comfort, and style.

Earning the top spot in the Compact Pickup category, the Chevy Colorado took 23 of the 36 categories. Namely, the Colorado is considered the most fun to drive and has top scores for visibility.

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly SUV, a versatile truck for off-roading, or a high-octane performance machine, there’s a Chevrolet for you. And you’ll find it at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine.

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2022 Chevy Equinox Pricing and Updates

2022 Chevy Equinox | Portland, ME

From trim level changes to styling updates to new tech, the 2022 Chevy Equinox will get tons of exciting updates for the latest model year.

The 2022 Equinox gets rid of the base L trim and starts with the more feature-packed LS. This means the base price is a bit higher than the 2021 model at $26,995, but most trim levels actually cost less than they did last year, including the LS.

Besides pricing changes, the new Equinox offers a new look, with new front and rear fascia, a new grille, and the addition of LED headlamps. New exterior colors are accompanied by trim-exclusive styling, including black trim and Dark Android wheels on the RS trim and a black grille with chrome inserts on the Premier.

The new Equinox also boasts a range of new amenities, like outside heated and power-adjustable mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, which make driving in cold, foggy weather easier and safer.

New on the Equinox are available Front and Rear Park Assist and Automatic Parking Assist for help with parallel parking in the city and other tight spots. The Equinox even offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, so you can sync your phone to the standard color touchscreen without the hassle of extra cords.

When the 2022 Chevy Equinox arrives, you’ll be able to find it right here at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland in Portland, Maine.

Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt Ranked Among ‘Best Small Electric Cars’ of 2021

2021 Chevrolet Bolt | Portland, ME

The folks at Roadshow have evaluated all of the industry’s newest and greatest EVs, and came to the conclusion that one of the best small electric cars you can buy is the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt.

“There has never been a better time to make the jump to an electric vehicle than right now,” Roadshow said, and that’s especially true if the EV of your choice is the Chevy Bolt.

With 266 lb-ft of torque and punchy acceleration on par with sub-$30,000 sports cars, the Bolt makes a good showing on the performance front. And despite its affordable starting price, it delivers an exceptional range of 259 miles.*

“The Bolt is still one of the best bargains on the market when it comes to range versus cost. With a range of 259 miles in a cute-ish hatchback body style, there’s plenty of reason to recommend it,” Roadshow said.

The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt is already one of the top EVs you can buy today, but keep in mind that it’s due to get a major upgrade for the 2022 model year. If you’re in the market for a great small electric car that will help you reduce your carbon footprint — and save money in the process — check out the 2021 Bolt today or wait a few months and pay Quirk Chevrolet of Portland a visit in Portland, Maine, to see the 2022 model in action!

 *EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

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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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