Friday, December 28, 2018

12 Days of Giving at Knoepfler Chevrolet

During the 2018 holiday season, Knoepfler Chevrolet and Your Tri-State Chevy Dealers did a 12 Days of Giving event! We took nominations of people in the community in need of a gift or pick-me-up this holiday season. We narrowed down the list to 12 recipients and surprised them with a gift! The event started on December 6 and ended with our final gift on December 21. Here is a recap:


Day 1: Our recipient developed an infection in her spinal cord and within one week went from being a full-time working mother to a C4 Quadriplegic. She is currently at a rehab center learning how to function in the world as a wheelchair bound person. Her nominator writes, "Most people would be depressed and mournful as they adjust to a new kind of life. She has been optimistic and working so hard throughout this ordeal. She is positive she will work her way to walking again, and we are sure she will as well." Our gift today was Christmas presents for her three children, so we could at least take that off of her hands this holiday season.



Day 2: Due to a disease, today's recipient has become disabled. Therefore, mowing yards and tilling gardens for his job has become much more difficult - which limits the amount of work he can do. His nominator writes, "He still buys small gifts for friends at Christmastime to show appreciation for them helping him throughout the year. Even though he isn't able to do many things, if I ever mention a problem, he always tries to figure out a way he can help me." Our gift today was a grocery gift card to help with the expense of groceries.



Day 3: Today's recipient is a mother and a paraprofessional at West Middle School. Her nominator writes, "This nominee is a single mother who goes out of her way to make sure her child has everything she needs." She was described as the type of person who puts her family, co-workers, students and friends first before taking care of her own needs. We gave her a shopping gift card to JC Penney so she could treat herself with new clothes and shoes. We also purchased Christmas presents for her daughter.



Day 4: Today's recipient tragically lost her granddaughter this year. She was nominated by her daughter who writes, "When we lost our daughter this year, she helped us pick up the pieces of our life and deal with the situation at hand without blinking an eye. She is the best mom you could ask for, and I wish us kids could do something special for her." Our recipient received a spa day package so that she can do something nice for herself. We also felt that our nominator deserved a gift as well. She has also had a tough year losing her daughter, but chose to be selfless and nominate her mother. We chose to gift her with a spa day as well so that they could enjoy a day together. 



Day 5: Today’s recipient is a security guard at Great West Casualty Company. His nominator writes, “Fred is long past retirement, and I have been told that he only works to pay for his wife’s medication. Fred is always looking out for everyone who works at GWCC. He is the first to help if you need a tire changed or a dead battery jumped. He has a friendly smile every time I see him.” Our gift to Fred was a $500 VISA giftcard that he can use to pay for his wife’s medication or other items his family may need.



Day 6: Today's recipient developed a severe case of pneumonia in November, which put him in critical condition fighting for his life. He was in the ICU for multiple days and the doctors weren't sure if he was going to pull through. We are happy to report that he is now back at home recovering. Our recipient and his wife were nominated by various members of their family. They write, "They have always been there for us. They would do anything for anybody, and they are always eager to help in any way they can. They both have hearts of gold. They are really in need of help right now." We contacted MidAmerican Energy and paid off their electric bill as our gift to them.



Day 7: Today's recipient lost her daughter earlier this year. Her nominator writes, "Her daughter was a year old and the light of her life. I know that this has been a hard year for her and if anyone is deserving of a little help she is. I have heard her talk about her car and how it needs work done. I think helping her out with her car would give her a little bit of joy this holiday season." Our gift today was $1,000 credit to go towards her vehicle repairs at Knoepfler Chevrolet.



Day 8: Today's recipient has suffered great losses in her family over the last few years, losing her son, husband, daughter and a brother. Her daughter writes, "She will always be there for anybody no matter what she is going through! She is the rock that holds our family together and the holidays are always a hard one and I would love to see that great smile on her face for the holidays!" We heard that she is a big country music fan, so our gift today was tickets to the Kelsea Ballerini concert and a gift card to SOHO! We hope that she has a wonderful time! 



Day 9: Today's recipients have a daughter with a rare brain cancer which requires a lot of care and multiple monthly trips to a specialist in Omaha. Their nominator writes,"Their daughter is an 8 year old brilliant little girl with a big, loving heart. I can tell you as a Pediatric Cancer Advocate working with a few hundred families, this family BY FAR touches my heart more than most because of their humble and honest life. I really can't think of a another family that would be more worthy of help." We found out that they were in need of new tires on their vehicle, so our gift today was new tires so they can safely get to their daughter's appointments. 



Day 10: Today’s recipient is a mother and grandmother who loves to cook for her family. Her nominator writes, “She needs a new refrigerator because the one she has is having problems and too small for a family of six. She is helping raise her daughter’s kids and goes above and beyond for anybody in need. Last month her mother-in-law was critically ill and she spent her savings money so her son and husband could travel to see her. She was left with nothing to get her new fridge.” We surprised our recipient with a new refrigerator! Thank you to Kollman Appliance for the help!



Day 11: Today’s recipient is a hardworking mom who will have 3 boys under the age of 3 in February! Her mother-in-law writes, “She is a selfless person who doesn’t complain. She is raising the boys, pregnant, keeping the house and working as a nurses aid in a nursing home to help pay the bills. She is a good mom! She would be thankful for anything, but they could use bunk beds for the older boys.” Our gift today was bunk beds for this family. Thank you to Mozak's Furniture & Flooring for helping us with this gift!



Day 12: Today's recipient is a hardworking, single mother who was in desperate need of a different vehicle. Her current one was running on its last leg. Her nominator writes, "Emily is a loving, caring mother who could use a different car. Lately it seems like she cannot catch a break. She needs a reliable vehicle for transportation to get to work and to take her daughter to school. The mechanic told her her current vehicle is not safe to drive out on the highway as it could break down. She is really struggling and a car would be nice, but honestly anything would help her out to brighten her day." Our gift today was a pre-owned vehicle for Emily and her daughter!



Friday, October 19, 2018

Chevrolet Cruze Allows You to Stay Connected While On the Go


No car, no matter how big or small, is complete these days without the technology necessary to keep you connected with the rest of the world. One of the reasons that the Chevrolet Cruze is one of the most popular compact cars is Chevrolet MyLink with a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen, a standard feature in all models, that provides easy access to your music and apps.



Depending on the mobile platform you use, you'll get support for either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto that gives you access to maps, phone calls, and more. You'll also get the option of the myChevrolet Mobile App that provides you with additional information about your car.





That just touches the surface of how you can remain connected in the Cruze. To find out more, stop by the Knoepfler Chevrolet showroom to talk with one of our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Service at Knoepfler Chevrolet

Here at Knoepfler Chevrolet, we know that you may dread car repairs. We hear you! Repairs can get expensive, and just the thought of not having free access to your car while it's being repaired tends to put a little stress on drivers. What can we do to help alleviate some of those stresses so that you'll consider routine service for your car, truck, or SUV?


Having your car serviced at your local dealership can greatly reduce the some of the stress associated with being separated from your vehicle during repairs. Most dealerships provide you with a shuttle, loaner vehicle, or a comfortable waiting lounge so that you won't have to worry about arranging transportation. Also, the employees that work for dealerships are proficient in working on your particular make and model, unlike the local repair shop. You know the work will be done right.

Dealerships also use parts that are specifically manufactured for your exact car make and model. These parts are produced in plants with strict safety guidelines, so the safety of your authentic Chevrolet parts are never in question. If you take your car elsewhere, there is always a chance you are not getting good and reliable parts. We invite you to set up Chevy service at our dealership in Sioux City, IA soon!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

An iconic 1928 Rolls Royce makes a pit stop at Knoepfler Chevrolet


On August 7, a 1928 Rolls-Royce owned by Irving F. Jensen III made a pit stop at Knoepfler Chevrolet before heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance car show. Knoepfler Chevrolet employees and the local media were invited to view this beautiful vehicle.

The 1928 Rolls-Royce is a Phantom I dual-cowl Torpedo Phaeton, with coachwork by Barker and Co. The original owner of the car was Sir John Harmsworth, Founder of Perrier Sparkling MineralWater. Irving Jensen J. became the fifth owner with Irving F. Jensen now being the seventh owner.

The Jensen family commonly refers to the car as “The Duchess”. The car was shown in at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance by Irving Jensen J. and his son in 1976 where it won 3rd place. The only points lost were due to lack of some of the original accessories, which were in place for this year's show.

This year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took place August 23 - August 26 and "The Duchess" won 2nd place! It was an honor to view this beautiful vehicle. 







Friday, July 13, 2018

Knoepfler Chevrolet Car Show 2018

The Knoepfler Chevrolet Car Show was once again a success! It took place on Saturday, June 30. This year the Car Show took on a new location! It was moved the Tyson Event Center's west parking lot.



The free event kicked off around 1:00 PM, but cars arrived much earlier to claim their spots. The first 100 show cars received goody bags and dash plaques. An estimated 250 cars were shown at the event. Guests were able to check out a variety of new and classic cars and chat with the vehicle owners.

The children's area featured face painting, tattoos, a bounce house and a ninja warrior obstacle course put on by Tiger-Rock Martial Arts.




An aroma of delicious foods greeted guests upon their arrival! Spectators had their pick of La Juanita's Mexican food or Boss Hog BBQ with both food trucks being on site for the occasion.



A visit to the registration booth gave guests an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for prizes such as Old Dominion concert tickets donated by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a kids' pedal tractor donated by Bomgaars, a vehicle detail donated by Knoepfler Chevrolet and much more. Car Show t-shirts were also sold. All proceeds benefited the Children's Shelter of the Crittenton Center as part of the Cars for Kids fundraiser. A huge thank you goes out to all who purchased raffle tickets and t-shirts!


The Knoepfler Chevrolet Car Show committee gave out only one award - the Knoepfler Pick. This award goes to one vehicle that really stood out to them. Congratulations to Rocky Fey, owner of our 2018 Knoepfler Pick, this beautiful 1957 Chevy Bel Air!






To view more photos from the 2018 Car Show, view our Car Show Facebook Album.




Wednesday, April 4, 2018

2019 Silverado

A New Generation of Silverados


There's a reason why Chevrolet trucks have continuously been proven to be durable and reliable for 100 years. Built with customers in mind, each truck that Chevrolet develops offers comfortable amenities, while at the same time offering the reliability to complete the toughest jobs. With this in mind, Chevrolet rolled out the new 2019 Silverado two months ago featuring eight new models for different truck customers. 
Improved Aerodynamics:A new design offers a sleeker more aerodynamic vehicle without sacrificing the look and feel of a Chevrolet Silverado. The front of the vehicle includes front air curtains that reduce drag by routing air around the front wheel wells. An integrated spoiler on the rear edge of the cab reduces wind drag from the bed. All of these aerodynamic improvements lead to a 7 percent increase in the truck's aerodynamics.


Larger and lighter: The 2019 Silverado includes a wheelbase that is 3.9 inches longer and is 1.6 inches longer. Even with the extra length, the 2019 Silverado weighs only 450 pounds when comparing crew cab V-8 models. 

Better interior: Since trucks are used to transport both cargo and people, the interior of the truck is an important detail to Chevrolet. Offering more leg room and interior cargo space, the interior of the 2019 Silverado is more functional than ever. 






Improved Bed: Chevrolet developed a short-box bed that offers 63 cubic feet of volume. Along with the added space, Chevrolet also added storage bins over the wheel wells that offer another 7 cubic feed of lockable cargo space.The 2019 Silverado's bed is made with higher-grade steel than before increasing the yield strength from 340 to 500 megapascals of pressure.

Built to Work: The 2019 Silverado will be available with a 120v outlet and LED Rear task lighting in order to make work easier. Three fixed tie downs are welded into each corner of the bed to help keep cargo secure. Larger footwells on the the bumper make getting in and out of the bed easier. 

No One Size Fits All:  Available in eight different trim levels, the new 2019 Silverado will offer something for everyone. General Motors identified three distinct buyer profiles and designed the trim level accordingly.
  • High value: Want capability of full-size truck at a great value.
  • High volume: Want the capability of full-size truck with the comforts of a passenger vehicle.
  • High feature: Want capability of a full-size tuck with the luxury-car refinement. 
2019 Silverado Trim Levels:
High value:
2019 Silverado Work Truck
Work Truck
  • Work Truck: Blacked-out trim with 17-inch steel wheels for durability. The interior includes durable vinyl cloth seats and 7-inch color touch screen.
  • Custom: Body-color styling theme with 20-inch painted aluminum wheels and LED taillamps.
  • Custom Trail Boss (new for 2019): Off-road equipment is added to the Custom which includes 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road package.
High Volume:
2019 Silverado LT Trail Boss
LT Trail Boss
  • LT: Chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille, and mirror caps. LED reflector headlamps with signature daytime running lights. The interior includes an 8-inch color touch screen and available leather seats.
  • RST (new for 2019): A street performance look including body-color trim, full LED lighting, and up to 22-in wheels.
  • LT Trail Boss (new for 2019): Off-road equipment meets the LT. This trim includes 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road package.
High Feature: 
2019 Silverado High Country
High Country

  • LTZ: Same as the LT, the LTZ has chrome accents on the bumpers, front grille, and mirror caps. The LTZ also has chrome accents on the door handles and hockey-stick beltline. Power folding and heated outside rearview mirrors along with leather interior trim are also included.
  • High Country: The front grille features two-tone chrome and a bronze finish. Body-color accent and chrome assist steps from wheel to wheel are also included. The High Country trim also comes with the power up/down tailgate.

"With the all-new Silverado, we've taken the best truck on the road and made it even better."Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Global Product Development 

*Knoepfler Chevrolet does not currently carry the 2019 Silverado Models. 

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

With the weather continuing to cool down, we thought it would be helpful to include some tips on how to safely drive during wintery conditions. We hope that you and your family take all the precautions to be safe while you travel on the road.

Before you leave:

  • Get your car serviced to make sure everything is working and that you have no leaks. It is better to do this before you leave than facing a car problem on the road.
  • Clean off any snow or ice that may have accumulated on the vehicle. 
  • Make sure you have enough fuel in your vehicle and fill your gas tank if you have to.
  • Stock your vehicle with any emergency supplies you may need such as a blanket, flashlight, food, and water. (See for additional supplies).
  • Check the weather and road conditions. If the roads are bad, wait until they get better.
  • Notify someone when you are leaving and where you are headed. This way if you get lost someone knows where you are.
 For information regarding the road condition in Iowa visit: http://www.511ia.org/ 

When Driving:

  • Stay alert to changing conditions and be prepared to stop if necessary. It's better to be late than try to drive through a storm.
  • Drive slowly and watch for ice patches. Black ice is hard to see and can cause a vehicle to lose control.
  • Follow at a distance that will allow you enough time to stop your vehicle if you slide. 
  • DO NOT text and drive. Keep your eyes on the road.
  • If you are feeling tired, pull over and rest for a little while. 
  • DO NOT crowd snow plows on the road. Snow plows are trying to clear the road and need space to do so.
In an Emergency:

  • Stay with your vehicle. A vehicle is easier to find than a person.
  • Conserve your car's battery.
  • DO NOT run your vehicle for long periods of time with your windows up. If you have to run the car, clear the exhaust pipe of any debris and run the car only as long as you need to.
  • Avoid exerting too much energy. Overexertion make you hot and sweaty which can cause hypothermia.
  • Make your vehicle as visible as possible. Use anything you can to make your car more visible to people. If you do not have florescent material use something that is bright and will attract attention.  

For more information about staying safe during the winter, click on one of the following links:  

https://www.nhtsa.gov/winter-driving-tips

http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/winter/HowToMakeAKit.asp   




Be sure to visit your friends at Knoepfler Chevrolet 
to make sure your car is safe for the winter.


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