5 Cool Corvette Facts You May Not Know About

With its distinctive style and its firm place in our national consciousness as the quintessential American sports car, the Corvette is one of the most recognizable cars on the road. But the Corvette has had a long and fascinating history which may be less well known. These are five cool Corvette facts you might not know about.

  1. Originally, the Corvette’s logo crossed a racing flag with an American flag. This was changed due to laws restricting the commercial use of the US flag, which brought us the logo we all know and love today.
  2. Although there’s nothing quite as iconic now as a sleek red Corvette, when the car first launched it was only available with white paint. The interior upholstery was red, though.
  3. Another quirk of the original 1953 Corvette is that it had no exterior door handles. This wasn’t really a problem, thanks to them all being convertibles, but they also had no heater or AM radio. Luckily, both of these were available as add-ons.
  4. The Corvette Stingray’s distinctive shape was first inspired by a real shark. Designer Bill Mitchell was out deep-sea fishing when he caught a mako shark and decided to use its shape as the basis for the new Corvette’s body lines.
  5. The Corvette has been in continuous production longer than any other passenger car has. It’s only fitting for America’s favorite sports car.

It’s easy to find cool Corvette facts because the Corvette is quite simply one of the coolest cars around. Visit Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, for a closer look at the mid-engine Corvette C8!

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.

Redesigned 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Revealed

Chevrolet has just revealed the redesigned 2022 Silverado 1500, and it’s smarter, tougher, and more luxurious than ever before. Learn more about this all-new truck before it arrives on dealership lots next year.

Super tech

For the first time ever in a pickup truck, Chevrolet is offering Super Cruise technology on the 2022 Silverado. This true hands-free driver assistance system is available in the Silverado High Country, and can be used on compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada. The system can even be used while pulling a trailer. Standard Chevy Safety Assist is also included on the new enhanced trims.

Off-road capable

Chevrolet’s first-ever Silverado ZR2 comes with everything you need to tackle the wilderness right from the factory. Features include front and rear e-lockers and Multimatic DSSV dampers, plus suspension and chassis upgrades. It’s powered by a 6.2-liter V-8, 2.7-liter Turbo that’s paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission to achieve 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Comfort and luxury

The 2022 Silverado 1500 has a completely redesigned interior. A 13.4-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and new 12.3-inch-diagonal digital instrument cluster gives the cabin a roomier feel, and the center console includes more available functions. In addition to Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, the new Silverado offers built-in Google Assistant with Google Maps and Google Play on the screen. The High Country also offers soft leather seating and door trim with real wood accents.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will arrive at dealerships nationwide, such as Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, in spring 2022.

2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD Arrives at Dave Kehl Chevrolet

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the all-new 2022 Silverado HD at Dave Kehl Chevrolet, and the day has finally come. Before you schedule your test drive, here’s a quick taste of what the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD brings to the table.

  • Special Editions: The 2022 Silverado HD is offered in a number of stunning special editions like Z71 Chrome Sport and HD Midnight Edition. We are most anxious to get our hands on the Carhartt Edition, which has a unique Carhartt Gold body pinstripe, Carhartt-branded tonneau cover, and 20-inch Grazen Metallic wheels.
  • Driver Assistance: Pickup trucks make excellent family vehicles, which is why Chevy put extra care into the safety features in this year’s Silverado HD. The brawny truck has available features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, IntelliBeam Headlamps, Lane Change Alert, and a Safety Alert Seat.
  • Haul it All: Thanks to its impressive 6.6-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel V8 engine, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD can produce up to 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque. That power translates to 36,000 pounds of max trailering capability and a maximum 7,442-pound payload capacity when properly equipped.**

We’re just scratching the surface. The new and improved 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD is available at Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Stop in and see for yourself why it’s one of the best trucks going today.

*Requires Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed WT 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, Max Trailering Package and gooseneck hitch. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can trailer.

**Requires Silverado 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD DRW. For comparison purposes only. See the Owner’s Manual and the label on the vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.

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.