Monthly Archives: February 2012

2012 Traverse Is a Winter Winner

We found an interesting article from Chevrolet in the News that we wanted to share. “2012 Traverse is a Winter Winner” provides readers with a review of the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse and all of the great features that are included.

Winter weather can make for tough sledding in many of today’s crossovers, but not the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse with all-wheel-drive. That’s the verdict from Kelley Blue Book’s, which recently added the Traverse to its list of Top 10 Winter Cars for 2012.

 Website writers unleashed a blizzard of compliments on the Traverse, noting that: “Fitted with a torquey 3.6-liter direct-injected V6 that makes 281-288 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission, the Traverse integrates its torque-managing intelligent AWD with the standard StabiliTrak dynamic control system and anti-lock brakes plus hill-start assist to help reduce driver stress under less-than-ideal road conditions.”

 Other standard and available stress reducers include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 10-speaker premium Bose sound system, navigation, rearview camera, Bluetooth functionality for hands-free calling, heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, remote start, heated and power-adjustable outside mirrors, head curtain side airbags with rollover protection for all rows, and a complimentary six-month subscription to GM’s OnStar Directions and Connections service with Turn-by-Turn Directions.

 Plus, with seating for up to eight and a best-in-class maximum cargo capacity of 116.4 cubic feet, the Traverse can handle plenty of winter gear, too.

All that makes the Traverse “A popular choice anytime of the year for anyone needing a full-size crossover with style, space and a bounty of features,” according to, while “the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse with optional all-wheel drive really shines when the sun doesn’t.”

If you have any questions about the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse or would like to test drive one, contact at us on our website at, or stop by our store and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Performance Chevrolet  is located at 1005 West Ehringhaus St. in Elizabeth City. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Performance Chevrolet, visit or give us a call at 252-338-9100.

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How to Keep Your Vehicle In Shape When the Roads Are Rough

Elizabeth City,NC., Feb. 22, 2012 – While on our daily commute, most of us encounter at least one nasty pothole, especially those who have to drive down Riverside road. Aside from the initial jolt from hitting a pothole or the rumbling of driving over a “washboard” patch, the damage to your vehicle can really add up if you don’t properly maintain it. Potholes can even be deadly for motorcyclist and drivers traveling at excessive speeds. At Performance Chevrolet, we want to give you some advice for handling potholes and what you can do for you vehicle after hitting them to keep your vehicle in safe driving conditions.

The first question we often hear is “What is the best way to deal with a pothole?” The answer is to avoid it completely. If you know there’s a big pothole on your daily commute, try finding an alternative route. We know that is easier said than done, but it is the only way to guarantee your vehicle be free of damage. If you have to drive over a pothole, the best way to go about it is to accelerate over it so the weight of the car is shifted to the rear. By hitting the breaks the entire weight of the car is shifted to the front and can result in more damage. Don’t get us wrong… We aren’t condoning speeding, but physics play a major role in your vehicle condition. By accelerating instead of breaking, you greatly reduce the chance of the damage being catastrophic. 


Another safety tip to keep your vehicle in shape on rough roads is to be aware of pooled water on the road. Not only can pooled water cause a potential hydroplaning situation, but they also can conceal large and dangerous potholes.

Hitting potholes can potentially pop one of your tires and can also affect your vehicles alignment over time. Each time you run over a pothole in your vehicle, the wheels become less aligned. This can cause uneven wear on your tires and cost you extra money in tire replacements and repairs. If you find yourself running over potholes frequently, bring it in to the Performance Chevrolet Certified Service Center for a free vehicle inspection by one of our ASE certified technicians. They will check your alignment and check your tires for signs of damage and premature wear.

Performance Chevrolet is located at 1005 West Ehringhaus St. in Elizabeth City. We are a family owned and operated business that strives on customer satisfaction. For more information on Performance Chevrolet, visit or give us a call at (800)-897-3779.

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Introducing the All New 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Chevrolet continued its global rollout of the all-new 2013 Malibu midsize sedan with its most fuel-efficient Malibu ever – the Malibu Eco. The Malibu Eco is the first model of the all-new 2013 Malibu lineup to reach dealer showrooms in North America, bringing with it:

• A sporty exterior shaped to save fuel.
• An all-new interior with more room, comfort and premium materials.
• Sound-reducing and sound-absorbing components to make it the quietest Chevrolet in history.
• All-new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that enhances customer connectivity.
• All-new ride-and-handling package.
• Engineering to meet top safety results around the world.

The heart of the Malibu Eco is its segment-exclusive, fuel-saving eAssist™ technology, which provides GM-estimated 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway fuel economy.  EAssist™ technology combines start-stop technology with regenerative braking and a lightweight lithium-ion battery to provide an electric boost in certain conditions, improving fuel economy by 12 percent over today’s four-cylinder engine. The Malibu Eco delivers better fuel economy than any non-hybrid midsize sedan currently available. An all-new Ecotec 2.5L engine debuts in the Malibu later this summer, followed by an all-new Ecotec 2.0L turbo engine. The new Malibu Eco is priced less than a full hybrid vehicle with a suggested retail price of $25,995, including a $760 destination charge. The 2013 Malibu is Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan and will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents.

To speak with someone visit Performance Chevrolet located at  1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 / 252-338-9100

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Rob Dyrdek Kick-Flips a Chevrolet Sonic

Rob Dyrdek, MTV-reality and action sports-star, successfully kick-flips the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.

If you would like more information on the Chevrolet Sonic please visit or contact us at252-338-9100.

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