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Bad Alternator Signs

Quirk Chevrolet | Portland, ME

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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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.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado | Portland, ME
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Exciting Changes to the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado’s Base Trim Level

2021 Chevrolet Colorado | Portland, ME

Chevrolet has made some big changes to the Colorado for the 2021 model year. They are shaking things up with the base trim level, which has been cut altogether. It also gains a striking new design, more exterior colors and some additional gear.

By eliminating the base trim level, the Colorado now begins with the Work Truck. According to Chevy, these changes are the result of buyers preferring simplicity and the ability to customize their trucks to their needs and wants. Updated styling and new features do result in a $500 price increase, but according to Chevy spokesperson Chris Bonelli, the Colorado will remain very competitively priced in the mid-sized truck segment.

Even with a higher price point, the Colorado is still one of the more affordable trucks in the mid-sized segment. The current Work Truck starts at only $26,395, which is just one reason why it offers so much value.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado will sport a redesigned grille, an all-new tailgate and standard 17-inch wheels. It will also allow you to express your unique style with more options, including thee new exterior colors like Cherry Bomb Tintcoat, Dune Metallic, and Pow Zinga Metallic. It will also sport a revised layout, more prominent badging and skid plates. All of us at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland hope to see you here for a test drive when the exciting new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado hits dealerships later this year.

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All about the New Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Upcoming Trucks

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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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