Friday, September 12, 2014

15th Annual River City Mustang and All Ford Show

The Uftring Automall (Uftring Ford) is proud to host the 15th Annual River City Mustang and All Ford Show, Sunday September 14th from 8am to 3pm at the Uftring Automall. Rain or Shine, bring your classic Mustang or Ford and display to hundreds of automotive enthusiasts from Central Illinois. Cars are judged in a variety of classes, and dash plaques are awarded to the 1st 200 entries. Photo plaques and Best Of plaques are also awarded. Every year, the River City Mustang and All Ford show gets bigger and better and this year will be no exception. To enter, call Kenyon at (309) 694-0700.

Uftring "Get in Gear" Race and Tailgate Event - 2014

September 11, 2014


The Uftring Ambassador Initiative exists for the purpose of humanizing service through humanitarian acts of kindness, helping hands, open hearts, compassionate minds and philanthropic cooperative community partnerships.

With that in mind, The Uftring Auto Group is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Uftring Auto Group “Get in Gear” Race and Tailgate Event, at 2:00 p.m. on September 28, 2014 behind Uftring Chevrolet in Washington.  Proceeds benefit the Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

The event includes a 1 mile walk/run, 5K and 10K race and a post race tailgate party and awards presentation to top finishers.  Chef’s Catering will be cooking a whole hog and serving up pulled pork sandwiches for all participants.  In addition, the band Float Trip will be playing live music in our huge event tent.

Last year’s inaugural Get in Gear Race and Tailgate Event raised over $14,000 for the Center, which provides vital services and support to individuals facing the uncertainties and challenges related to uncorrectable vision loss.  The Center’s goal is to educate its members and provide them with independent living skills to optimize their opportunities to lead independent lives.

Many local sponsors have already committed their support to help support the Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  We look forward to a tremendous turnout on September 28th.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Vehicle Spotlight - The 2015 Chevrolet Volt

At Uftring Auto Group we are always trying to stay on top of new vehicle models that are coming to the market. Today's new vehicle spotlight come from the Uftring Chevrolet Blog

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt pushes the envelope of what an electric car can do.  With a greater battery capacity of 17.1 kilowatt-hours, the new Volt tests the limits of how far an electric car can take you. And that’s exciting news for anyone who might be considering the benefits of a more fuel-efficient car. When you’re driving around Peoria, Washington or Pekin – the Volt’s range is more than enough to get you through a normal day on electric power alone. But for slightly longer trips, the gas generator is there for complete peace of mind.

The new 2015 Chevrolet Volt still features the industry first engine design that allows you to switch from electric to a gas-powered generator for longer trips. As always, the Volt will drastically reduce your fuel expenses with an EPA-estimated 38 miles gas-free and 900 miles with fuel.

With bold lines, the 2015 Volt’s design helps to achieve an extremely low drag coefficient. The Volt is a smart looking car on the road and when it is just parked in your driveway.

The new 2015 design brings comfort and form into the cockpit as well. With two 7-inch interactive LCD screens, the driver can keep an eye on efficiency feedback, driving mode selections, and the available rear camera display.

Not sure if you are ready for an electric car? Not a problem. At Uftring Chevrolet, we are well equipped to answer any concerns you may have about the Volt’s state of the art technology. Visit Uftring Chevrolet in Washington, IL and discover for yourself how it feels to have the power of electric and a traditional motor at the touch of a button.

The Chevrolet Volt community is always there to answer any questions you have, check out their FB page here.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WGN 720 AM Radio to Broadcast Live from Uftring Chevrolet in Washington

 We have and exciting community update from Uftring Chevrolet in Washington Blog.

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Uftring Chevrolet is excited to welcome WGN Radio to our showroom on Friday, August 22nd to celebrate the rebuilding of Washington. WGN 720 AM Radio has been very supportive of the entire Washington community in the days and months following the tornado that shook our town on November 17, 2013. Now, as the rebuilding and recovery efforts are progressing, the Steve Cochran Show is going to broadcast live from our showroom floor from 5 to 10am on Friday 8/22/14. In conjunction with the Washington Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Gary Manier, the show will focus on the rebuilding of Washington. Local guests will include many of our friends who have been working tirelessly since November 17th to help the city of Washington recover. Uftring Chevrolet is excited to welcome WGN to our great city, and the public is invited to watch the entire show. There will be audience seating available and we hope you will join us.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Volt is a Top Safety Pick

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt just received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s stamp of approval as the organizations Top Safety Pick +. Though the Volt’s 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack is heavy, the Volt was the only small car out of 12 with optional front crash prevention system.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday – Jaguar E-Type

Our #ThrowbackThursday pick comes from the Jaguar Land Rover Peoria Blog!

Jaguar Land Rover Peoria is feeling a little groovy today and throwing it back to one of the most iconic sports cars of the 1960s. Jaguar unveiled the E-type in March 1961, and it was like nothing else on the road.
At the time, the all-new sports car was billed as one of the most quiet and flexible cars on the market. The E-type featured a revolutionary body that was not wind tunnel tested but created using complex mathematical formulas. This top of the line sports car could also hit the magic 150 mph, making the Jaguar E-Type a new kind of sports car. Not only was this Jaguar fast and classy looking but also it was one of the best-priced sports cars on the market. 
Jaguar has recently announced that they would be making six new E-Type cars. These special Jaguars will be lighter than the originals. The new E-Type will drop 205 pounds, with help from its aluminum body. Though there will only be six made, we cannot wait to see what this new classic can do.  
Every day, our Jaguar Land Rover Peoria team stands in awe of the beauty and power behind each Jaguar at our dealership. Come visit our luxury car dealership in Peoria to experience the power, luxury and performance of a Jaguar. You won’t regret it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top 10 Tuesday - Top 10 Accessories for Jeep Wrangler

For this #top10tuesday we are pulling a  list from the Uftring Chrysler Dodge Jeep Blog.
At Uftring in Pekin we love to see all the ways a Jeep Wrangler driver will accessorize their car. Jeep has so many awesome accessories for the Jeep Wrangler, we decided to put together a Top 10 List of our favorite Jeep accessories.
Jeep Wrangler Soft Top
If you don’t already have one, a Jeep Wrangler Soft top is a must have. Nothing beats the iconic Jeep look when you are out on the trails.
Floor Liners
You put your Jeep through some heavy-duty terrain. These heavy duty, easy to clean mats are a must for any Wrangler owner. Concealed Lock Box If you have the top off your Jeep or the soft top on, keep your valuables safe with a Concealed Lock Box. A must-have item! A Sound Bar
If you are driving a Wrangler TJ or YJ, it can be almost impossible to hear the radio with the top off. Enjoy your favorite tunes on the open road with a sound bar. Bike Carrier    Take your bike to the hardest to reach trails that only a Jeep could reach with a bike carrier.  Cargo Basket
Need more room to store your gear when you are driving your Jeep out on the trail? A cargo basket lets you store more up top. Skid Plates
Skid plates help to protect your Jeep even on the roughest terrain. The skid plates will help to protect your Jeep’s undercarriage.  Cargo Management System
Make sure all of your gear is kept organized and in place with a cargo management system. It is perfect for the toughest trails you can find. Mopar Custom Hood Decal
The hood of your Jeep can now be customized with a topographical map. All you do is go online to pick your map and Uftring Jeep can place the order and install it. Camper Top 
Be prepared to stop and set up camp no matter where you are with this jeep camper top. Here’s an example of a Camper Top that was recently in our service department. Uftring in Pekin has everything you could want for our Jeep. Take a look at our parts department here.    

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday- Cadillac Still Innovating the Technology of Luxury

In the early 1900s, the only way to start a car was to physically get out and crank it up. That was until the engineers at Cadillac decided a self-starting car needed to be made.  In 1910, Cadillac introduced the first electric self-starter, the Model Thirty, which also included electric lighting.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Peoria Chiefs "Hero of the Day" - Uftring Automall

Here's our very own Kevin Sullivan from the Uftring Automall Service Department giving the Uftring Auto Group "Hero of the Day" award to MST1 Johnathon Lowman at a Peoria Chiefs game earlier this month. Join us again all summer long when we will be awarding another member of our Armed Forces during Peoria Chiefs games at Dozer Park!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Award Winning Chevrolets at Uftring Weston

Chevrolet is always winning awards. The Chevrolet brand was recently given several Edmunds Awards, recognized by Seven of Chevy’s models including the Impala, Camaro, Colorado, Corvette Stingray, Silverado, Traverse and Tahoe were named nine different awards for this 2014 year.

The new Chevy Colorado, Impala, Corvette Stingray, Traverse, Camaro, Silverado 1500 and Tahoe were awarded “Most Popular.” The Corvette Stingray and Traverse were also named the most “Top Rated Vehicles.” 

How does a vehicle get awarded? To be considered “Top Rated,” you must be selected from a group of 200 other vehicles. To be labeled a “Most Popular” vehicle, Chevrolet had to meet a certain requirements including the number of unique visitors to the specific type of model. The more a vehicle is searched, the more popular it becomes on the web, the more likely it is to be on the list. And Chevrolet definitely has a big presence on this year’s Awards!

If you were to rate your favorite new Chevrolets, what category would you put them under? At Uftring Weston, there’s always a Chevrolet for you. Stop in today or check out our inventory online right from your phone or at home. You can always find the very best price for any new or used vehicles right here in Peoria – at our world-class Uftring Weston facility.