Best 2022 Chevrolet Trucks for Summer Adventure

Chevy trucks make great companions for rough excursions. Here are a few 2022 Chevrolet trucks that make off-road adventures more fun as you explore more of Ohio this summer.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

Equipped with a punchy 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood, the Colorado Z71 makes a great choice if you want a smaller off-road vehicle that still holds its own on the trails. The Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package, automatic locking rear differential, transfer case shield, and HD Rear Vision Camera are just some of the elements that will help you feel poised and prepared when you venture off the beaten path.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD Trail Boss

The Silverado 1500 LTD Trail Boss borrows the Colorado Z71’s suspension package, while incorporating an Autotrac® 2-speed transfer case. The 2-inch factory suspension lift gives this truck more height so you can see a bit farther down the trail you’re traversing. Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® tires boost traction when the road is messy while a remote vehicle starter system lends convenience when you’re off-roading on one of Ohio’s chillier days.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2

Chevy designed the Silverado ZR2 to appease Colorado Z71 fans who wanted something a bit bigger and brawnier. This trim jives with an outdoorsy lifestyle and makes off-roading a breeze. The 6.2-liter V8 translates to 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque for an energetic ride quality. The 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Transmission Range Selector means smoother gear shifts and more customized performance when you need it. 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory® Mud Terrain tires give the truck more grip on slick or slushy terrain, while large underbody skid plates shield the undercarriage from scratches as you blaze new trails and kick up some debris. Need some ideas about where to take your Chevy truck for off-roading within Ohio? Check out this blog here for inspiration.

Technology Spotlight: What is Super Cruise™?

Chevrolet trucks aren’t just stylish and capable. They also have some of the most advanced technologies on the market —like Super Cruise™. New on the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country — available now at Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio — Super Cruise™ offers a new and exciting way to enjoy the ride.

Super Cruise™ is a semi-autonomous driving tool that relies on a network of cameras and a high-precision map, as well as GPS sensing and GPS-enhanced data. It works in tandem with Adaptive Cruise Control to operate the vehicle safely and effectively in a variety of traffic conditions. Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane-Centering are also part of Super Cruise™, to further boost passenger safety during your travels. 

Like with other semi-autonomous technologies, Super Cruise™ does require some human involvement. The Driver Attention System monitors the driver’s head position during a trip and, when manual steering is essential, it alerts the driver to take the wheel.

When planning a trip with a Super Cruise™-equipped Silverado High Country, you get the assurance of a vast network of Super Cruise™-compatible roads. There are more than 200,000 miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada alone. You can also use it when towing a trailer with your High Country.

The best way to find out what Super Cruise™ does is to experience it hands-on … or off, as it were. Contact the team at Dave Kehl Chevrolet to set up a test drive in a new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country and see how Chevy keeps finding new roads for making driving exciting.

New Ad Builds Excitement for Chevy Silverado EV Truck

Here at Dave Kehl Chevrolet, we were already getting excited about the upcoming 2024 Silverado EV — and a new television ad spot has only increased our anticipation for this all-new electric truck.

Chevrolet’s “New Generation” commercial stars the Silverado EV and a couple of surprise guests — actors Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler from “The Sopranos,” the beloved classic TV series about mob boss Tony Soprano and his family.

In the commercial, Sigler and Iler can be seen in their roles as Soprano’s children Meadow and A.J. The ad reprises the show’s iconic opening credits, except this time around it’s Sigler driving through the New Jersey suburbs behind the wheel of the Silverado EV.

Throughout the commercial, we get to see some of the Silverado EV’s coolest features, including its available 24-inch wheels and Four Wheel Steer capabilities, its 17-inch display screen, and its fixed glass roof. At the end, Sigler connects the truck to a charger to top off its estimated 400 miles of driving range.[1] Using a 350kW fast charger, the truck can add up to 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes according to GM estimates.

The 2024 Silverado EV will be available starting next spring. Initially, it will be offered in WT and RST First Edition trims, with additional models to follow.

Interested in learning more about the Silverado EV or getting details on how you can reserve this innovative electric truck for yourself? Be sure to contact our team here at Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

[1] Range estimate based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. EPA estimates not yet available.

Taking a Closer Look at the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2

Soon (hopefully) Ohio’s winter weather will be firmly in the rearview mirror so you can focus on weekend adventures with your family! And, there’s no better truck to help you escape than the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2, a new first for the legendary Silverado lineup.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 is engineered to be the most off-road-ready Silverado yet. And it certainly earns that reputation when you put it to the test.

“We applied what we learned in racing and Moab testing to the new ZR2 to offer a supremely capable and confidence-inspiring package, but one that doesn’t beat you up on the highway with its ride quality. It’s equally capable and comfortable,” said Dom Lester, General Motors chief engineer, Performance Variants, Parts, and Motorsports Engineering.

Off-road ready features

The 2022 Silverado 1500 ZR2 boasts off-road-ready features so you can tackle difficult terrains and explore the great outdoors with ease. Exterior elements include Multimatic DSSV™ dampers and front and rear Elockers, big underbody aluminum skid plates, and 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory® Mud Tires.

Energized performance

Under the hood of the 2022 Silverado 1500 ZR2 pumps a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the Silverado 1500 ZR2 offers a conventional trailer weight rating of 8,900 pounds.

We expect the 2022 Silverado 1500 ZR2 this spring, so set up your test-drive now and get your trade-in ready! Contact Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, to learn more about the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2.

Meet the All-New 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

The game has officially changed, and Chevy is leading the way. Chevrolet unveiled the 2024 Silverado EV this month, taking the popular pickup into a bold new era. This fully electric pickup truck boasts the power and capability that have made the Silverado a household name — all while offering zero emissions and incredible range.

The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV will start off with two trim levels: WT and RST. The WT model boasts 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque, making it more powerful than any Silverado 1500 available today.

The Silverado EV RST kicks things up a notch with up to 664 horsepower and over 780 lb-ft of torque thanks to Wide Open Watts Mode.[1] This empowers the RST to rocket from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds, which means it’s the quickest Silverado ever made.

And all that power can of course be used to get tough jobs done. The Silverado EV RST is estimated to deliver up to 10,000 pounds of max towing capacity.[2] Chevy estimates that a 2025 model-year version of the WT will double that with up to 20,000 pounds of towing power.[3]

In addition to delivering plenty of power, the Silverado EV will free you from frequent fill-ups at the pump. General Motors expects this groundbreaking truck to deliver up to 400 miles of range when fully charged.[4] And when it’s time to recharge, the Silverado EV offers standard DC fast-charging capabilities that can allow you to recover a GM-estimated 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes.

If you’re ready to go boldly into a better tomorrow, you can reserve your 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV now. Got questions or want to know more about the upcoming 2022 Silverado 1500? Contact the experts at Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

[1] GM estimated. Model year 2024 RST with Wide Open Watts.

[2] Silverado EV RST shown is GM estimated to tow up to 10,000 lbs.

[3] Available on WT variant starting model year 2025. Based on preliminary GM testing. Actual production model may vary. May require optional trailering equipment to achieve maximum capacity. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

[4] Range estimate based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.  EPA estimates not yet available.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD Arrives at Dave Kehl Chevrolet

If you can’t wait until next spring to check out the new Silverado 1500, visit Dave Kehl Chevrolet and check out the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD. This truck is in stock and ready to ride, offering impressive towing capability, fuel-efficient performance, and modern tech. Here are a few reasons to get behind the wheel of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD.

Modern connections

The 2022 Silverado 1500 LTD offers modern entertainment and connections with its standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with a color touch screen. A 7-inch screen is standard and features Bluetooth® streaming audio and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You’ll also enjoy impressive sound quality thanks to the seven-speaker Bose® audio system.

Fuel-efficient drive

When you outfit the 2022 Silverado 1500 LTD with the available Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine, you not only earn a responsive performance, you also earn great fuel economy. The Duramax® delivers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.[1] That makes the Silverado 1500 LTD a smart choice if you do a lot of traveling.

Intense capability

When you opt for the available 6.2-liter V8 engine, 20-inch wheels, and Max Trailering Package, a properly equipped 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD can tow a maximum weight of 13,300 pounds. Got a boat or a pop-up camper to take along on your next adventure? The Silverado 1500 LTD can move it with ease.

Smart features

In addition to power and capability, the 2022 Silverado 1500 LTD offers off-the-charts utility with the most purposeful bed in its segment. The standard Durabed includes 12 standard tie-downs, class-leading cargo volume of up to 89.1 cubic feet,[2] and the available Multi-Flex Tailgate, which offers six positions.

But you don’t just have to take our word for it. Stop into Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and check out the new 2022 Silverado 1500 LTD for yourself. And if you’re eager to check out the new Silverado 1500 when it arrives next spring, get in touch and we’ll help make sure you’re among the first to drive one.

[1] EPA estimated. Silverado LTD 2WD with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine.

[2] Long Bed models. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

Fall Maintenance for Your Truck

Fall means pumpkin patches and falling leaves, but it also means it’s time for seasonal maintenance for your truck. Prepare your truck for autumn and cooler weather with these basic maintenance tips.

Inspect car battery

Make sure the cables of your car battery are tightly connected and clean. If you notice signs of corrosion, disconnect the cables and terminals and clean them.

Rotate tires

Maximize the mileage on your truck tires by rotating the tires and checking the tread to see if you need to replace them. Consider purchasing winter tires to increase your truck’s traction on snowy roads around Mechanicsburg this winter.

Change oil

New oil prevents your engine from overheating and keeps your engine parts lubricated. Bring your truck into Dave Kehl Chevrolet for your regular oil change and seasonal maintenance. Check your owner’s manual to see when you should bring your Chevy truck in for an oil change.

Restore headlights

During fall, it will start getting darker sooner. That means it’s important to have clear night vision. Clouded lenses can reduce the effectiveness of your headlights at night. If your headlights are becoming cloudy or hazy, restore your headlights with a headlight restoration kit.

Wash car

Clean off the summer bugs and prepare for the snowy grime with a good car wash. Washing and waxing your truck can protect the paint and body while making it look fresh and new.

Staying up to date on fall maintenance will keep your truck ready for whatever lies on the road ahead. To get there, stop into Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and we’ll take care of your service needs.

Tips for Tailgating in Your Truck

Tips for Tailgating | Mechanicsburg, OH

The beginning of autumn signals the onset of football season. Tailgating is a popular activity for fans that want to pair their favorite foods and beverages with game-day exhilaration. If you’re new to the pastime or need a refresher on how to do it the right way, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when tailgating in your truck this fall.

Before the game

Keep the following items stored in a toolbox, either in the backseat area or the truck bed, so you’ll be ready at a moment’s notice for the next tailgating event:

  • Sunscreen
  • Trash bags
  • Tongs
  • Masking tape
  • Basting brush
  • Your favorite condiments, spices, and seasonings
  • Wet wipes
  • Spatulas
  • Plastic zip bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towels
  • Mini flashlight
  • Wooden skewers
  • Permanent marker
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Poncho

During the game

Stay safe and maximize your fun when tailgating by observing the following rules.

  • Show up a few hours earlier than game time, to claim a good spot in the parking lot.
  • Have each member of your tailgating party bring enough alcohol for four people, to ensure that you have a sufficient supply during the game.
  • Drink only from your tailgate, even if there are other sports fans nearby that are rooting for your team.
  • Keep pickup games to a minimum, to avoid sabotaging other tailgaters parties and grill sessions.
  • Clean up after yourself by bringing a few garbage bags and using them.

If you’re in need of a new tailgating vehicle this fall, stop by Dave Kehl Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right Colorado or Silverado 1500 to suit your lifestyle and enhance your tailgating parties.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Available Now at Dave Kehl Chevrolet

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD | Mechanicsburg, OH
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD | Mechanicsburg, OH

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD since the world got its first look at the next-generation heavy-duty truck this past winter. The seasons have changed — thankfully for those of us who love summer — and now the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is available in Mechanicsburg at Dave Kehl Chevrolet.

If you’re not already excited about the new Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD, you should be. This is the strongest and most capable Silverado HD ever built, not to mention the most ruggedly good-looking. It features an all-new 6.6-liter V8, a new Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission for the legendary Duramax® Turbo-Diesel, an Autotrac® active two-speed transfer case for 4×4 models, and the heavy-duty version of the new Durabed cargo box.

Do you like the sound of 35,500 pounds of max trailering potential? How about 910 lb-ft of diesel torque perfect for getting big jobs done with ease? Or maybe you’re interested in getting a truck that can get down and dirty off-road during your weekend? The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD has you covered.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Simply stop into Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg. Not only will you discover why we’re the first name in Chevrolet Trucks in Central Ohio, but you’ll also get some hands-on experience with this incredible new truck.

*Requires 3500HD Regular Cab Long Box 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 and Gooseneck hitch. Regular Cab Late Availability. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.