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Chevy EZ Car Covers

You need a Cover for your car to protect the exterior of your good-looking Chevy car. You have invested money on your Chevy vehicle, so you may want to spend a little more to protect your car. You could do this by getting an EZ Cover designed for your Chevy vehicle.

EZ Car Covers are made from high-grade polyester material that give them durability and functionality both at once. They are also lightweight and easy and simple to handle. The surface of the Cover has been treated with UV-protective, water-resistant coating that will shield your vehicle from the vagaries of nature, like rain, dust, snow, tree sap, bird droppings, etc. The EZ Cover for Chevy Cars is incredibly soft and it will not scratch or damage your Chevy in any way.

EZ Cover for Chevy comes with a storage case that is only 1.5 feet wide, less than an average briefcase size. The Cover for Chevy uses an innovative, reel-in feature that allows you to store the car cover in less than a minute. You can put this storage case in the trunk or cargo area of your car.

When you want to clean your EZ Cover for Chevy, you don’t have to remove the cover from your car. Simply point a garden hose at the covered Chevy. You can also hand-wash the Car Cover using a mild soap solution to remove any stubborn debris or dirt. Just shake off the excess water and let the cover air-dry or you can wipe it dry using a common household towel. The EZ Cover will provide ultimate protection of your Chevy if used properly and regularly.

The EZ Cover also protects your Chevy from the harmful UV (ultra-violet) rays of the sun. So you can cover your vehicle when you leave it parked in the sun for any length of time. Dust and other pollutants are kept off your vehicle exterior when you use an EZ Car Cover.

The EZ Cover is wind-resistant and won’t be blown away even in the toughest of the winds. The Car Covers are durable and have seams that are double-stitched. The reel-in storage case for EZ Cover is currently available in Grey color only.

The EZ Cover comes with attached cord and suction cup so the cover remains firmly secured to your Chevy. The cover comes with a limited, one-year manufacturer’s warranty that guarantees safety against any manufacturing defects which are highly unlikely anyway.

All models and years of Chevy vehicles have Car Covers available for them. They are available for the following representative and not exclusive list of Chevys: Chevy Blazer, Caprice, Cavalier, Camaro, Classic, Cobalt, Celebrity, HHR, Lumina, Impala, Malibu, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Tracker, Chevy Sprint, and Prizm.

EZ Car Covers for Chevy are very affordable and it makes all sense to get one. They also improve the aesthetic and resale value of your vehicle.

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Chevys Future After Bankruptcy Could Be Grim

Chevy’s Future After Bankruptcy could be rather grim for Chevy for several reasons. First, problems with being associated with a parent company(GM) that is notorious for making bad vehicles will hurt Chevy’s ability to stand out in a crowd of US automakers fighting for survival. GM’s long-term debt problems also make one wonder if Chevy may become one of the next brands GM might consider selling off in order to reduce long-term debt obligations. If they did, GM might have to say “good-bye” to an American icon that brought such great cars like the.. well..the Camero!

Then there’s the problem of a bad US economy’s impact on future care sales. When the economy starts to grow again, consumers will be looking for much more bang for their dollars in everything they purchase–especially big ticket items like vehicles. There’s nothing to convince people that Chevy has the products or the brand loyalty in place to withstand the changes needed to make cars more enticing in this changing US market. If Chevy is banking on the new Volt to get them out of the doldrums, they are sadly mistaken. It will take a much more robust and dynamic selection of all types of vehicles to convince value-driven consumers a Chevy is a vehicle worth owning.

Furthermore, Chevy (as well as GM, really) has to convince a nervous buying public that they will actually be around in 5-10 years to handle any problems that these new vehicles that supposedly have value could have. What if you need to take your Chevy to a dealership for service or to honor a warranty? Will Chevy be around to do those things? GM(and hence Chevy) haven’t begun to convince anyone that will emerge from bankruptcy as better companies. That’s why it’ll be very hard for Chevy to turn around because they ride the coat tails of their parent company, GM. So if GM has any problems in the future, they could be passed on to Chevy with dire consequences.

Finally, Chevy has image problems that go beyond a parent company who’s notorious for making bad vehicles. Since when has Chevy made a “cool” vehicle that people would feel hip and cool driving? Don’t count the Camero or the Impala–They are SOOO 20th century that it’s not even funny! Until they do, Chevy could be in more trouble than people realize or want to think is possible.

Ronnie Tanner is a contributing writer at SW Engines. He writes about Chevy Engines and Chevy transmissions and other industry specific topics.

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Chevy Camaro – A Small, Vicious Animal That Eats Mustangs

While engineers and designers feverishly worked overtime on the development of a four-passenger sports car they code-named the F-car, the Chevy public relations, marketing and advertising team prepared the world for the introduction of a car they called the Panther.

All through the summer of 1965 virtually every aspect of the vehicle’s design and development, from preliminary design sketches to clay models, was photographed and carefully documented. Chevy used the assets to create a 30 -minute movie The Camaro, which was later shown on TV and in movie theaters. They also introduced women’s clothing called the Camaro Collection and even a Camaro road race game.

In November, Chevy sales executives and creative people previewed prototype models at the GM Tech Center. Campbell-Ewald, Chevy’s venerable ad agency, immediately began work on catalogs, direct mail and sales promotion materials, along with print, outdoor and TV/radio advertising. In April 1966, at the New York Auto Show Press Conference, Chevrolet sales executives admitted no name had been chosen for the new vehicle, but did announce that pricing of 1967 model will be in the Corvair-Chevy II range.

Throughout early 1966 Chevy agonized over a name for its Mustang-killer. GM’s upper management was nervous about the aggressive connotations of the Panther name. A similar bout of cold feet would later cause the Pontiac version, code named the Banshee, to be renamed Firebird. Over its short lifetime, the F-car had been called by many names including Wildcat, Chaparral, Commander and Nova. It’s also rumored that Chevy considered using the letters “GM” in the name, and came up with G-Mini, which evolved into GeMini and finally Gemini. However, GM’s upper management vetoed the idea, fearing the car might be a failure.

Automotive legend has it that someone at Chevrolet finally proposed the name Camaro and upper management quickly agreed. Although the name has no real meaning, GM researchers reportedly found the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for “friend” or “companion.” It’s rumored that Ford Motor Company researchers also discovered other definitions, including “a shrimp-like creature” and an arcane term for “loose bowels.”

Because a number or pre-launch materials had already been released using the Panther name, Chevy’s most pressing challenge was to now rename their new Mustang killer, the Camaro.

On June 21, 1966, around 200 automotive journalists received a telegram from General Motors stating, “Please be available at noon of June 28 for important press conference. Hope you can be on hand to help scratch a cat. Details will follow.” The mysterious telegram was signed, John L. Cutter – Chevrolet Public Relations – SEPAW Secretary. The next day, journalists received another mysterious telegram stating, “Society for the Eradication of Panthers from the Automotive World will hold first and last meeting on June 28.” Once again, the telegram was signed, John L. Cutter – Chevrolet Public Relations – SEPAW Secretary.

Finally, on June 28, 1966, General Motors held a live press conference in Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel. It was the first time in history that 14 cities were hooked up in real time for a press conference via telephone lines. Elliot M. “Pete” Estes, who replaced “Bunkie” Knudsen as Chevrolet General Manager in July 1965, started the news conference by declaring all participants were now charter members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World (SEPAW.) Estes confidently announced that Camaro was chosen as the name for Chevy’s new four-passenger sports car to honor the tradition of beginning Chevy model names with the letter C such as the Corvette, Corvair, Chevelle, and Chevy II. Most automotive insiders agreed it was a ridiculous statement, given the fact that the Chevy Impala was then the best-selling car in the world. Estes then went on to explain that the Camaro name was, “derived from a French word meaning comrade or pal and suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner.” Automotive legend also has it that, after the press conference, when a member of the automotive press asked, “what is a Camaro?” a Chevrolet product manager quickly answered by saying, “a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.”

Shortly after the press conference, editors from major magazines were invited to the GM Proving Grounds for a hands-on driving experience, hot laps with professional drivers and briefing on all aspects of the Camaro. Dealers saw the Camaro for the first time in August, at the Chevrolet Sales Convention in Detroit. LIFE Magazine teaser ads appeared in early September. On September 25, the first Camaro ads appeared in national newspapers. On September 28, 1966, Chevrolet launched an unprecedented ad blitz consisting of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, outdoor and television advertising.

The very first Chevy Camaro television commercial can still be seen on YouTube. It features a white Camaro RS/SS with the distinctive bumble-bee nose band emerging from a volcano. The voice over proudly introduces “The fiery new Camaro from Chevrolet… something you’ve never seen before.”

Just prior to the official June 29th launch date, a press package with photos, specifications, and line stories were released to newspapers and magazines across the country. Over 100 members of the press were invited to participate in a gymkhana driving competition at the GM Proving Grounds. The same type of event was held one week later in Los Angeles. A group of editors were also selected to drive top-optioned Camaro RS/SS models from Detroit to their home cities so they could publish, “I drove it personally,” feature articles in their local newspapers. Finally, on September 29, 1966, the Chevrolet Camaro was released to the public.

Mustang’s two and a half year head start in the market did little blunt America’s eagerness to see the new Camaro. Chevy dealerships across the country were filled to overflowing with curious and willing buyers. Dealerships were issued special window trim, urged to black-out their windows and extend their showroom hours. Long lines formed to even glimpse the new vehicle. Those waiting in line were also more than willing to debate the merits of Mustang and the still unseen Camaro. It’s rumored that local police were often called help control the crowds.

Once inside dealerships in most metro areas, buyers were treated to not one but three Camaro models. Chevy made every effort to provide their largest dealers with a base sport coupe, Camaro RS and a Camaro SS convertible. The tactic was an extension of the creative approach used in Chevy’s national ads which showed all three Camaro models under a tag line, “How much Camaro you want depends on how much driver you want to be.”

The sticker price of $ 2,466 for a Camaro base coupe and $ 2,704 for a base convertible was fully competitive with Ford’s pricing of their 1967 Mustang models which was $ 2,461 for the standard coupe, $ 2,692 for a standard fastback and $ 2,898 for a standard convertible.

Taking a page from Mustang’s success in earning added profit from options and accessories, the Camaro could be ordered with nearly 80 factory options and 40 dealer accessories. Buyers could also option up to a larger 250-inch version of the standard straight six engine, a choice of 327-cubic-inch small-block V8s fed by either a two-barrel or a four-barrel carburetor and two versions of the 396-cubic-inch big-block V8. In order to keep the new Camaro from taking sales away from the Corvette, a corporate edict forbade equipping it with engines larger than 400 cid. Transmission options included a four-speed manual, a two-speed “Powerglide” and in late 1967 the new three-speed “Turbo Hydra-Matic 350”.

The first 1967 Camaro built at the Norwood, Ohio, plant had a VIN ending in N100001; the first built at the Van Nuys, California, plant had a VIN ending in L100001. The 1967 Camaro was the only model year to have its VIN tag mounted on the door hinge pillar. VIN tags on later models were moved so they would be visible through the windshield. 1967 was the only model year to feature side vent windows. 1968 saw the introduction of a fresh-air inlet system called Astro Ventilation. The bumblebee nose stripe included in the SS package also became available as a separate option in March 1968.

As factory-fresh Camaros rolled off the assembly lines at Norwood and Van Nuys, the Chevy team worked just as hard to keep Camaro in the public eye. Camaro, in fact, was chosen as the Official Pace Car for the 1967 Indianapolis 500. A white Camaro RS convertible with a 396 V8 engine, not normally available for that package, and a distinctive blue bumble-bee stripe around the nose paced the field. Over 100 special reproductions of the pace car were also produced as promotional vehicles for Chevy dealerships across the country.

A total of 41,100 new Camaro’s were registered in the 1966 calendar-year and an additional 204,862 in 1967. Ford, on the other hand, sold almost a half million Mustangs in 1967. Still, the battle lines were drawn. Chevy knew they had a winner and devised a bold strategy. If they couldn’t beat Mustang on the showroom floor, they would at least beat it at the track. And while GM wasn’t officially into racing, that didn’t stop Chevrolet engineers from developing the Z/28, one of the most potent and powerful performance packages of all time. But, that’s still another story.

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Kick Up Your Chevy a Notch with a Truck Speaker Box

So you’ve just bought your brand new Chevy GMC, Chevy Avalanche, or Chevy Colorado, and you’re rolling down the street on a beautiful day with the windows down. That new truck smell is a pleasing scent that goes along well with the comfortable seats and the feel of a nice big truck. You hear the purr of the engine and turn up some of your favorite tunes in the premium stock system that came with your new kicking Chevy. However, there is something slightly off, something missing. What could it be? The stock speakers sound decent but there’s just no boom to it.

What you’re missing is a sub woofer and the truck speaker box to go with it. Adding a sub woofer and sub enclosure to your brand new Chevy GMC will give you the bass that you need when driving down the road. High quality sub woofer boxes along with the right amp and subwoofer can bring out an entirely new level of sound in your Chevy. Stock speakers from the manufacturer can sound decent, and even perform well in trucks like the Chevy Avalanche and Chevy Colorado, but there is always something left to be desired. Many professional car audio companies have the high quality products you need to get that extra punch out of your truck. You’ll be on the road and hearing that boom out of your system in no time.

Taking time to pick out the right amp, sub woofer, and sub enclosure for your Chevy GMC, Chevy Avalanche, or Chevy Colorado is of utmost importance. There are many things to consider before installing any type of system in your Chevy. One major problem that often comes into light is the notion of space when putting a system in a truck. Seeing as though there isn’t much room in a truck for a sub woofer and amp, it’s important to choose a sub enclosure that is right for your Chevy Avalanche or Chevy GMC. That’s why choosing top of the line subwoofer boxes that are designed to fit your model of Chevy whether it’s a Chevy GMC, Chevy Colorado, Chevy Silverado, or Chevy Avalanche is your best choice. A truck speaker box will save space in your truck for leg room, supplies, or anything else while still providing the best sound for your system. Not only will it save space, but because it is designed specifically for your type of truck, it will blend in and look like part of the original vehicle.

The key to getting amazing sound out of your sub woofer and amp is matching them up with the right sub enclosure. If you buy with a professional company, many of their amplifiers and sub woofers are top name brands that are fitted with high quality subwoofer boxes flawlessly. Only the best materials should be used for sub enclosures which includes medium density fiberboard to keep down resonation and create a remarkable bass sound and feel from your system.

Don’t skimp out on great sound for your Chevy GMC. By installing a high quality sound system you’ll not only enjoy your brand new truck even more, but you’ll also increase the resale value. Kick up your Chevy a notch and grab a sub woofer, amplifier, and truck speaker box that you’ll truly love.

Mark Markham is the owner of SuperCrewSound.com, one of the leading online retailers of subwoofer boxes and custom Chevy sub enclosures. SuperCrewSound began by specializing in custom fiberglass subwoofer enclosures and truck speaker boxes, but has since expanded to cover cars and other vehicle types.

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Chevy Blazer Auto Repair

Chevy Blazer is one of the respected vehicles around the world. Chevy Blazer along with S-15 Jimmy were appreciated for their good performance and low maintenance cost. Chevy Blazer is a medium sized SUV that was introduced by General Motors in 1983. The S-series vehicles were superb, but Chevy Blazer was a hit for its own reasons such as excellent mileage and other special qualities. Basically, Blazer is designed with tough and highly reliable Chevy Blazer parts. Chevy Blazer auto repair is not a major problem because Blazer is designed in such a manner that it requires minimum or no maintenance.

The most durable Chevy Blazer parts are ideal and long lasting. Though reliable, as an owner of Chevy Blazer you need to give special attention in maintenance department. The first step in Chevy Blazer auto repair includes regular checking with care. You are really lucky enough because Chevrolet has reputation of more than hundred years of providing trusted cars. The Chevy Blazer parts have definitely carried this trust forward and have promised to provide you with a vehicle that is trust worthy.

The Chevy Blazer auto repair manual is the best way of starting your journey with Chevy Blazer. The manual will provide you with step-by-step directions in any critical condition. Many on-line sites are offering this manual at the cost of very few dollars. The manual is hit and appreciated by many Blazer lover fans around the world. It is not always that major problem is the cause of breakdown of your car. It is possible to repair a car on your own if you have guidance and knowledge of the make of your car. The Chevy Blazer auto repair manual can provide you with all such details and save lot of dollars in the future.

The Chevy Blazer auto repair has become as easy as driving your car. The manual can definitely help you with guidance from simple to complex problems. You can easily understand the real problem of your Blazer car. Many minor things such as over heating, starting problems, fluid maintenance, changing your motor oil, break fail, oil leakages, battery maintenance, tier maintenance, rust problems, etc can be easily solved with Chevy Blazer auto repair manual.

I do not want to state that you can solve the major problems on your own. A specialist is the right person in major breakdowns. Still, you need to keep a close watch on him. Sometimes he can easily deceive you by replacing the improper part in your car. This can lead to more trouble in future. You need to assure that the affected part is properly replaced with unique Cherry Blazer part. Even if you are not an expert, you can easily locate it by reading Chevy Blazer auto repair manual.

The Chevy Blazer auto repair manual is a complete guide of your beautiful car. Minor repairs, maintenance, and service will no longer depend on professionals. You can easily do it on your own and enjoy the best performance of your Chevy Blazer car.

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Chevy 350 Motors for Automobiles and Marine Engines

Chevrolet is undoubtedly the first choice of worldwide automobile customers when it comes to the purchase of car, SUV, truck, marine engines, vans or even hybrid modeled cars. Many hybrid models are also released by Chevrolet Motors in the year 2012. Frankly my preference is a shiny new Chevy Equinox, Suburban, Avalanche or even a Cruze. Well evidently the customers have the luxury of choosing any Chevy vehicle which suits my budget and requirement.

Moving onto Chevy 350 motors, they are used in many automobiles like cars, trucks and even recreational vehicles. Ever since it was introduced into Chevy Camaro in 1967, it became the widely used small block in many Chevy engines. Today the General Motors use its invention in every machine of its partner automobile models like GMC and Buick. The first preference for a small block V8 was not Chevy 350 earlier but gradually it became popular.

As time passed by, General Motors manufactured many derived instruments of Chevy 350 motor for its other brands with Saturn being an exception to this. But nothing seems to hold the number 1 position than this motor. Even the used and rebuilt Chevy engines stand in Top 10 List of most wanted spare parts in the market today.

Today the Chevy 350 is also available as a spare or replacement part also. There are not many technical problems encountered by Chevy 350 owners. Yet the motor definitely requires frequent maintenance and servicing of it. Even the used engines serve the new models well but for some over-heating problems. Contrary to this, there were complaints that the engine delay starts in winter. Overcoming these minor problems, Chevy 350 still happens to be the favorite of automobile owners.

There is a high demand for these Chevy 350 engines in the marine machinery as well. There were comparisons of this product with Ford 289 Engine. But Ford Motors couldn’t beat the popularity of this one for sure. The success of this machine is owed to its design and the fuel efficiency it provides to the cars. It is due to this reason that Chevy 350 motor is also called 5.7 liter engine. The Chevy ZZ4 is acting as the replacement for its original motor and is the latest model of the same. It yields a horsepower of 355 at the rate of 5,250 RPM.

One can purchase any used or new products of Chevy 350 and its derivatives from various websites today. The company’s official web store does not provide any spare parts or Chevy engines unfortunately. There are other private and government owned vendors/dealers from whose websites Chevy machines and engines are available at very reasonable prices.

Gloria Lee Adams is an auto enthusiast and exclusive writer for automobiles. The information provided in this article makes it easy for the customers to buy reliable and used Chevy engines online.

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