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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Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Century of Chevy Durability

A Century of Chevy Durability

For 100 years, Chevy trucks have been working alongside the hard working American ensuring their success. From the plains of South Dakota and Nebraska, to the rolling hills of Iowa, Chevy trucks have been through it all. As we enter into 2018, let us look back at the history of the trucks that have helped so many Americans.


1918: Chevrolet One-Ton
With its 3.67L OHV 4-Cylinder engine and its 36 horsepower, the Chevy One-Ton was the first purpose-built truck. Built with an open cab and frame, this tuck allowed customers to install their preferred body.


1929: Chevrolet International Series AC Light Deliver

Featuring a 3.18L OHV 6-cylinder engine with 46 horsepower, the Chevy AC Light Deliver was the first of its kind. Offering a closed cab, this truck provided the comfort wanted by many buyers.


1938: Chevrolet Half-Ton
Offering a more sleek and attractive look and feel, this truck provided 78 horsepower with a 3.5L I-6 engine. The 1938 Chevrolet Half-Ton paved the road for the newer and sleeker designed trucks that would soon follow.

1947 Chevrolet 3100 Series 
Built after World War II the 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Series contained the same engine as the 1938 Half-Ton. Unlike its predecessor the truck offered a sleeker design with a more rounded profile and 5-bar horizontal grille. The truck also offered room for three people, a heater/defroster, and an in-dash radio.


1955 Chevrolet 3124 Series Cameo Carrier
Producing 123 horsepower with its 3.85L I-6 engine, the 1955 Chevrolet 3124 Series was the first "fleetside" (flat sided) truck in the industry. It also offered more luxuries to the consumer such as two-toned paint, an updated interior, and car-style seating. 


1967 Chevrolet C/K10 Series

With a much bigger 4.79L I-6 engine, the 1967 Chevrolet c/K10 Series could produce 153 horsepower. Much like its predecessor it also had flat sides with a sleeker and cleaner look. 

1973 Chevrolet C30 One-Ton Dually
Proving that bigger is better, the 1973 Chevrolet C30 One-Ton Dually was the first crew cab truck. Under its hood was a 5.7L V8 engine with the power to generate 155 horsepower. Offering room for six, it was the unlike any other truck on the road.

1988 Chevrolet C/K1500
Being the fourth of the C/K Series the 1988 Chevrolet C/K 1500 was introduced with ability to shift from 4 wheel to 2 wheel drive at any speed. It came with a 5.7L V8 engine and the ability to generate 185 horsepower.

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
As Chevrolet's first Silverado 1500 the 1999 offered a newer and sleeker design made to improve aerodynamics. Generating 270 horsepower with a 5.3L V8 engine it provided more than enough power to complete the toughest job.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Offering a new resigned Silverado the second generation Silverado is built on the GMT900 platform. It generates 315 horsepower with a 5.3L V8 engine which provides more than enough power to accomplish day to day tasks.




2018 Centennial Silverado/ 2018 Centennial Colorado 
With a much larger 6.2L V8 engine the new 2018 Silverado generates 420 horsepower. The 2018 Colorado offers 308 horsepower with a smaller 3.6L DOHC V6 engine.


For more information about the 2018 Chevrolet Centennial visit: http://www.chevrolet.com/truck-life/centennial-edition



Knoepfler Chevrolet is proud to provide Siouxland 95 years of Chevrolet Trucks. Although the trucks have changed, our dedication to YOU remains the same.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Knoepfler Chevrolet Displays WITCC's 1966 Chevy Truck


From January 18, 2018 to February 2, 2018, Knoepfler Chevrolet will be displaying on their show floor a 1966 Chevy Truck which was restored by WITCC’s automotive technology students. Back in October, 17 students took this vehicle to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, which is the largest automotive-based trade show in North America.
Accele Electronics, a California-based mobile electronics manufacturer agreed to sponsor this project, which allowed for the students to modernize the vehicle by adding things like air conditioning, power brakes and computers to run all of the truck’s systems. Every piece of sheet metal on the outside of the vehicle has been customized. The vehicle is an example of the students’ work and ideas, because all of the class helped decide what accessories to add. They chose a 1966 vehicle because that was the year Western Iowa Tech was founded; they chose the green paint color because it’s the school color at WIT. At the SEMA Show, the 1966 Chevy Truck placed in the Top 100 of the Battle of the Builders.

The community is invited to stop by the Knoepfler Chevrolet dealership January 18, 2018 to February 2, 2018 to view this vehicle. There will also be a video reel showing and highlighting the vehicle’s restoration process.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Indoor Sale at Knoepfler Chevrolet




Knoepfler Chevrolet is holding their 5th Annual Indoor Sale on Saturday, January 27. For this sale, the service garages are cleared out and pre-owned vehicles are brought INDOORS! With over 25,000 square feet between the shops, there will be plenty of vehicles brought inside to view. 



The Indoor Sale is a great way for customers to shop our inventory of both new and pre-owned vehicles from the warmth of our service garages. The Indoor Sale will take place at 100 Jackson Street on Saturday, January 27 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

What if you can't make the sale, but still want to shop indoors? No problem! Let one of our sales associates know. At any time, we have access to an indoor delivery area. We can bring inside and warm up the vehicle you are interested in! 



Friday, December 22, 2017

12 Days of Giving

This Holiday Season, Knoepfler Chevrolet and Your Tri-State Chevy Dealers gave back in a big way…for 12 days! During our 12 Days of Giving event, we gave out one gift a day for 12 days to a deserving person or family in need. We took nominations and received numerous responses! It was hard to narrow it down, because so many people were deserving of a gift or pick-me-up this holiday season. Here is a recap of all the gifts giving out during our 2017 12 Days of Giving event:



Day 1 - December 7: Today we handed out Christmas gifts to a family who is having some financial hardships due to their father's health troubles. The family was nominated by their teenage son, who knew his mother was worried they wouldn't be able to provide a good Christmas for his two younger siblings. Our nominator writes, "My mom and dad are the most selfless people you will ever meet. Even when they might need help, they are willing to give it all they have if it means someone else is being cared for and helped." We were very impressed with how selfless and caring this young man was as well. We hope these gifts ease your parents' worries and bring joy to your younger siblings!



Day 2 - December 8: Today's recipients are dealing with a recent loss of a family member. Our recipient, a recently made single father, received the gift of a paid off electric bill. He was nominated by the mother of his late girlfriend who writes, "When this unexpected turn of events happens, you don't know what to do." It also came to our attention that our nominator has been trying to pay off her late daughter's layaway bill. We took care of that bill as well. We hope these gifts help this family during their tough time of loss.



Day 3 - December 11: Today's recipient was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year which forced her to close her business. She has to make weekly trips to Omaha to receive chemotherapy treatment. Her nominator writes about our recipient and her husband, "Both have been known to table their commitments to help others. I am requesting any help for them as they are not only worthy, but too proud to ask." Today they received fuel cards to help with their travel expense to and from appointments.



Day 4 - December 12: Today's recipient has been out of work due to back surgery. But that didn't stop her from opening her home to her niece and nephew during her family's time of need. Her nominator writes, "She puts her needs and wants aside to help everyone else out and will never ask anyone for help. I think she is very deserving of something like this to show her that there are people out there that do care and do appreciate people like her that go above and beyond for anyone and everyone." Her gift from Knoepfler Chevrolet was a paid electric bill and a grocery gift card to help with some of her family's expenses. Thanks for all you do! It does not go unnoticed.



Day 5 - December 13: Today’s recipient, Stanley was nominated by his wife, Karen. She writes, “He is very giving to anyone in need. He works very hard to make sure we all have what we need to the point where he puts himself last. His tires are getting worn out, but he puts everyone’s needs in front of his own. He is a wonderful man with a huge heart that never says no to anyone in need of anything.” We surprised Stanley with a gift certificate to get 4 brand new tires installed at Knoepfler Chevrolet! We are happy to be doing something special for him this holiday season!



Day 6 - December 14: Today's recipient has 3 children of her own and adopted 4 more from her extended family. She was nominated by her friend, who writes "If given the choice between buying something for herself or the kids, Wendy will always pick the kids or a family member in need. She has been selfless with her life and dedicated it to all her children. She makes sure they are safe and well taken care of at all times. Wendy absolutely needs a day of self care." Our gift to Wendy is a gift card to Belle Touche Salon and Spa to get a massage as well as her hair and nails done. We hope she enjoys taking some time for herself!


Day 7 - December 15: Today's recipient is a hardworking mom with two children who's struggling to make ends meet. Her nominator writes, "She is a person who would never ask for help. She doesn't want anyone to know that she is struggling. I just feel that she is so deserving of this. She would be so excited to be picked." Today we gave our recipient Christmas gifts for both of her children as well as a Hy-Vee gift card. We hope this helps out her family this holiday season!



Day 8 - December 18: Today's recipients are Doc and Connie. Doc had knee surgery for a replacement back in April. Due to complications, he had to have numerous more replacements done since then which has caused him to be off of work for over 8 months. This along with other circumstances has made things pretty tough. Their nominator writes, "They would be the first people to do anything for anyone. Together they have multiple children and they treat all of them as their own and would do anything they could for them, including instilling in them the best attitudes and the way you should treat people." Their gift was a Hy-Vee gift card to help out with some of their expenses. We hope this helps and that Doc has a speedy recovery!



Day 9 - December 19: Today's recipients are Jason and Laura. They were nominated by their friend, Tim, who writes, "They need a washer and dryer. They have six kids between them and have to go to the laundromat once a week or more. They are both very nice people that are a joy to be around. If they had their own washer and dryer, it would make a big difference for them. It would allow them to spend more time at home with their kids and would also save them money." We hope you enjoy your new washer and dryer!



Day 10 - December 20: Today's recipients had a house fire earlier this year. Due to the damage, three of the six family members have been sharing a twin sized bed. They are slowly getting things back to normal in their house, but with bills, car repairs and other expenses, they haven't been able to purchase a bigger bed. The nominator writes, "She works so hard and so much that this would really take some stress off of her. Since the house fire, she has been working 6 nights a week to replace what they have lost." Today's gift was a queen sized bed for this family. We hope you all sleep well tonight



Day 11 - December 21: Today’s recipient is a single mother with 8 kids with 4 being under the age of 4. Her recipient writes, “She is a hard worker and a good deserving mother. Her children adore her. The family has gone through hardships and still manage to maintain their bond together. Today we gave this family two cribs and a 3-passenger stroller.



Day 12 - December 22: Today’s recipients are a young couple with a 6 month old son. Their son was born 9 weeks early needing to be in the NICU for 5 weeks to save his life. Their nominator writes, “This family could use anything to bring happiness and joy. The father is working many hours to make up for lost wages and to catch up on rent, utilities and food. Their vehicle has been hit 3 times since their baby has been born, with the last one totaling their car. They need a dependable vehicle to get their son to his doctor appointments, get daddy to work, the grocery store, the pharmacy and other every day places.” Today this family received diapers, clothes and other baby supplies as well as a pre-owned vehicle!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Toys for Tots

Knoepfler Chevrolet once again collected new toys this holiday season for the local Toys for Tots drive. The goal every year is to fill one of the Chevy Silverados full of toys! As you can see, we succeeded again!

The Knoepfler Chevrolet Service Department sponsored the toy drive by giving out $10 Oil Change Vouchers (one per family) for the donation of a toy worth $10 or more. 

A huge thank you goes out to the employees, customers and community who donated toys. These gifts will bring lots of joy to children in Siouxland!