Thursday, December 28, 2017

Four Reasons Why You Should Own a Truck

Why Should You Buy a Truck?

Thinking of purchasing a truck? Not a bad idea! Whether you live in Illinois, California, New York, or Florida, it always pays to drive one. From the mix of conditions you face to the amount of trips that you take, you need a universal vehicle. Here are four reasons why you should own a truck!

1. Hauling & Towing Capability

You never know what you'll pack into your car next. Whether it's your son's stuff for his dorm room, a new bed or couch, or even a new bike, you don't realize how often you need the cargo space. The bed of a full-size pickup is approximately 6'7" long by 65" wide. That provides you with a lot of packing room! And, when you load up your Chevy Silverado or Ford F-150, you won't interfere with the seating inside. Not only that, but the later models as of 2010 have fantastic interior space. Transporting your cargo shouldn't be a chore!

If you're one of the many that lives a life of adventure, chances are you'll have some items that need towed. Whether it's a boat, a trailer full of tools, or even another vehicle, your truck will be able to handle it without any issue. For example, A Ram 1500 full-size pickup has a towing capacity of up to 8,400 pounds. There will be no second guessing when you hook up those jet skis to take down to the Illinois River with capability like that. There's no reason to struggle in a car or SUV with a task that could be so simple with a full-size pickup truck. 

2. Multi-Terrain Capability

Driving in the midwest is a toss-up. One day, the roads are clear, and the next, you're skating on a sheet of ice and snow. Although the sights and views can be gorgeous, the conditions can be treacherous. So, why not own a vehicle with 4x4 capability and outstanding ground clearance? When you drive a full-size truck, the conditions brought on by the elements become an afterthought. 

3. Safety

Trucks are nothing if not extremely safe! This quality goes hand in hand with multi-terrain capability. With powerful transmission alongside a powerful engine comes a powerful frame. And, with a powerful frame comes unmatched safety. The 2018 Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Chevy Silverado all received an overall "Good" rating on aspects of crashworthiness (the overall integrity of the frame). The "Good" rating is the highest you can receive from the IIHS in that category. Wouldn't you like to drive around with peace of mind at all times? You'll have that in a truck. 

4. Style 

When you drive around Peoria, Morton, and Pekin, you prefer to look good! Although it may not be the most vital factor, it is highly considered. Trucks have a style of their own that can't be matched. Sure, SUVs have their own look, but some resemble Sedans. Trucks stand alone. When you see a lifted Chevy Silverado cruising down War Memorial, you look twice! Now, imagine you're driving it. Wouldn't you like to live out that possibility? 

Make the Full-Size Switch

Now that you've weighed out your options and are thinking of buying a truck, stop by your premier truck dealer in Central Illinois, the Uftring Auto Group. There's no better time to buy with winter in full force and year-end sales events going on. Click on one of the convenient locations below and start shopping for a new Ram, Titan, Silverado, or F-150!  

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Chevrolet Celebrates 100 Years of Trucks with the Centennial Edition Silverado

Dependability Since 1918

Chevrolet has been preaching the same thing about their trucks since their fruition nearly a century ago. When you buy a Chevy truck, you'll experience dependability at its finest, a smooth ride, and a vehicle that is built to last, mile after mile. It's no secret that their year-in, year-out message has a following. You don't have a successful brand for 100 years without one. But it's more than the message that's earned this overwhelming praise. It's the fact that they stand by their message, backing it up more and more each year. When you buy a Chevy truck, you're given much more than just a vehicle. When you buy a Chevy truck, you're given a promise. 

Centennial Edition Silverado

With 100 years of dependability comes a celebration and a thank-you. To administer both, Chevrolet has released the all-new Centennial Edition Silverado. This stunning 2018 truck features a new color as well chrome accents and special logos. Based off their original blue color, the 2018 Centennial Edition features a darker, Cobalt Blue to symbolize how far it's come as well as where it came from. 

The patented "bowtie" logo has sleek lettering spelling out "C-H-E-V-R-O-L-E-T," maybe to foreshadow the original text on the back of the old trucks. Whatever the reasoning may be, it sure does pay respect to where it all started. On both doors beside the smooth logo, you'll see a chrome "100" that subtly displays the special edition qualities of this Centennial Silverado. This special Silverado is perfect for both the long-time Chevy truck supporter as well as the first-time Chevy truck buyer. And it's as dependable as ever. 

So, where can you find one of these Special Edition Centennial Chevy Silverados? Uftring Chevy in Washington and Uftring Weston Chevy Cadillac, of course! That's right, your Peoria and Washington dealers of Chevy trucks have them on the way. So, stop in today and take part in the tribute to the dependable, long-lasting truck movement that Chevy built 100 years ago. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2018 Jeep Wrangler Review - Redesigned and Ready to Ride

2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep fans, get excited! The all-new (yes, all-new) redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler is here! For the first time in 11 years, this crowd-favorite SUV has some substantial changes. No need to panic, however. The Wrangler still stands out. And it still has all of the qualities that make it a Jeep.

So, what's new with this dynamic vehicle? For starters, this is the first Wrangler that's available as a hybrid, or eTorque, as it's labeled. This newly redesigned Jeep can, in fact, be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with electric motor assist.

You might be thinking that such a change like a hybrid engine might hurt the Wrangler's off-road capability. However, the lightweight aluminum body panels and high-strength steel frame would like to argue otherwise. These materials bring the Wrangler's overall weight down a couple hundred pounds, which more than benefits the eTorque update. So, no need to worry about hitting the hills or taking on the rough terrain. The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler can handle it.

In addition to the frame material getting an upgrade, you'll notice some changes to the body itself. The seven-slot grille has received the slightest of makeovers, incorporating the round headlights to mesh with them, creating a new twist on two classic features. Other than that, the grill itself has a more defined curve, and the low front bumper has wide, LED lights attached. Both features provide a more aerodynamic and modern look that is sure to please Jeep fans everywhere. You'll still recognize it as a Wrangler, but you'll be pleased with its facelift.

The rooftop options on the 2018 Wrangler are now easier than ever to convert with lighter panels and slip-in, spring-assisted fabrics. And, if you really wish to make things easier on yourself, there's even a power-sliding fabric top option. No more stopping to get out when you feel a raindrop or two. Whatever your preference may be, there is sure a lot to choose from on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

Even the inside of all-new Wrangler has some exciting updates. From new, colored accents to stitched upholstery and real metal trim, sleek is the idea of this Jeep. So, when you feel like tearing up the off-road terrain, you can sit in your classy cabin while doing so. In terms of connection, you can enjoy interior features that control suspension, WiFi, and even a sound bar for maximum listening pleasure. When it comes to your experience, the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler provides you a pretty darn good one.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the perfect combination of "all-new" and "classic." Its new engine is sure to make an impact on hybrid fans everywhere, while its subtle yet striking updates are sure to please Jeep fans all around. Want to see it for yourself? Stop into Uftring Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in North Pekin today and take a look!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Named 2017 Fleet Truck of the Year

King of the Hill

Calling all Chevy truck fans around Peoria, Washington, Pekin, and Bloomington! The Chevy Silverado 1500 has been named 2017's Fleet Truck of the Year. In the market for regular, double, or crew cab pickup? The Chevy Silverado is what you're looking for. From its style to its capability and connection, this truck outdoes the rest in terms of getting the job done. 

Now, the Chevy Silverado 1500 didn't just beat out a few other trucks. This full-size pickup is #1 on a list of 39 others. So, what makes it the best vehicle in its class? 

Light Duty Capability

With a max payload of up to 2,250 lbs. and an EcoTec3 engine with up to available horsepower of 420, there isn't a task too tough for you in the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500. Towing a trailer out to the campground this weekend? No problem for this truck. Or, maybe you're riding on some questionable terrain. Your Silverado 1500 is the answer!

Chevy Safety & Connection

The technological features of the Silverado 1500 combine excellence and user-friendliness in aspects of both safety and connection. From its OnStar capabilities including data reporting, security, and roadside assistance to its Wi-Fi Hotspot and Chevy MyLink smartphone connection, you are able to be entertained and protected all in one vehicle. 

These fantastic features speak for themselves. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the full-size pickup that you're looking for to get the job done in Peoria, IL. And, you can find them at two of our dealers! Stop into Uftring Weston Chevrolet Cadillac or Uftring Chevrolet in Washington, and see why the Silverado 1500 is the best in its class.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Traverse In-Depth Video Review

Expert Chevy Sales Consultant Nick Cramer is here to show you the new features on the 2018 Chevy Traverse. Enjoy as Nick goes in-depth in explaining all of the exciting new updates that make this Chevy such a practical and multi-faceted vehicle. You can stop in and see Nick at Uftring Chevrolet in Washington, IL!

Click here to shop for a new Traverse.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Uftring Chevrolet Peoria and Washington - 2017 Chevy Closeout

2017 Chevy Closeout - Peoria & Washington

At Uftring Chevy in Washington and Uftring Weston Chevy in Peoria, you can and will experience amazing deals due to the Model Year End Sales Event. The 2017 Chevy Closeout is in full effect in order to make room for the new 2018 models arriving soon! For you, that means thousands of dollars off your new Traverses, Malibus, Cruzes, and more. You won't believe how much you can save.

Whether you want a car, truck, or SUV, there is something here for you. And, if you think the car you want is out of your price range, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? Get your loved one a nice new Chevy Sonic. They don't need to know how much you saved! Or, maybe you're tired of your sedan struggling in the Central Illinois snow. There are many Silverados to save on! There has never been a better time to buy that '17 model you've had your eyes on. Stop in today and take advantage of the 2017 Chevy Closeout at Uftring Chevy in Washington and Peoria.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Uftring Auto Group - Tips in Preparing Your Vehicle for the Winter

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Ah, winter. Temperatures are dropping, snow is beginning to fall, and road conditions are becoming hazardous. It's very important to be mindful of your vehicle's status, especially around this time of year. Luckily, our trained Uftring technicians can make sure your car is ready for the winter months. Here are a few checkpoints to cover with your service advisor when preparing your vehicle for the climate change.

1. Change the Oil

It is very important to have your oil changed regularly. However, when temperatures drop, it's crucial. The last thing you want is for your oil to thicken, which is a high possibility in the winter when you don't have enough. Make sure you let your technician know that you wish to have your oil levels checked.

2. Fresh Wiper Blades

People often neglect to change their wiper blades after the recommended year of use. Maximum visibility is extremely vital in the winter. You need to be alert of any hazards ahead, whether it be snow, ice, or other drivers. Make sure to have our skilled service staff slap a fresh pair of blades on for you.

3. Make Sure Your Battery is Working Properly

You never know if your battery is holding a charge properly or not. You often fall into a daily routine, not realizing that that's all your battery can take. Make sure your battery is free of corrosion. And should you need a new one, we have the Truckload Battery Sale going on through the month of November! $65 dollars installed plus tax for a new battery. (Ask your dealer for details. Not all vehicles apply.)

4. Rotate/Replace Your Tires

One of the most important factors when driving in the snow, if not the most important, is traction and tire pressue. It is absolutely necessary to have fresh, even tread on your tires before the winter to prevent sliding. Not only are you putting yourself in danger, but you're a danger to drivers around you. Have our service department check your tires to see if they need rotated or replaced. 

5. Antifreeze

Antifreeze levels are vital to your car's status. Having a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water prevents your coolant from freezing up, even during some of the harshest winter temperatures. Be sure to mention to your technician that you'd like that looked at. 

These are a few of the steps you can take when preparing your vehicle for the winter months. Something you can do yourself is prepare an emergency kit with flashlights, blankets, food, warm clothes, shovels, scrapers, and an emergency phone. This goes for any time of the year! Make sure to schedule service with one of our dealers today, and go over these checkpoints. You won't regret it! 

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Uftring Get In Gear 5K Race Event - Huge Success!

Get In Gear

On September 30th, the Uftring Auto Group hosted the Get In Gear Race Event in Washington, IL. The "GIG" is a 5K or mile run/walk for anyone who wishes to participate. Every year, proceeds benefit the Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The GIG gives you a chance to get active and to support a local organization. 

The Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired was founded in 1955 and was developed in order to support people who were stricken with vision loss or blindness. The Center's main objective is to provide its members with information and skills on living independently with such an unfortunate condition. The Uftring Auto Group is privileged to be able to assist the Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in achieving their overall goal. 

This year, we raised over $21,000 for the Central Illinois Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired! Thanks to you and your initiative to "Get In Gear," this amazing center is able to acquire the resources it needs to assist its members. To everyone who was involved, we greatly appreciate your contribution!

Learn more about the "GIG" here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Chevrolet Bolt at Uftring Weston Chevy

It's Electric! 

The all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt is in Peoria at Uftring Weston. Whether you're thinking about switching to an electric vehicle or you've been all about them for a while, you have to come see this amazing Chevy Bolt that we have in our Uftring Weston showroom.  Not only is it a great car in terms of capability, but it's a contributor to helping the environment. 

Go Green in a Bolt

The all-new Chevy Bolt is 100% electric. No gas emissions whatsoever from this vehicle. And with its latest accolade of the 2017 Green Car of the Year, you know it has capability. With 238 miles of range, you don't have to worry about recharging every time you take a trip. And if you're hesitant to drive on the highway, you'll be happy to hear that the Chevy Bolt goes 0-60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. That's lightning fast! 

Learn more about the all-new Chevy Bolt in the video below!