Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Camaro


The epitome of affordable sportiness

davislibrary_pic_003037303The great-looking 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, on sale here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, delivers performance in every trim. It offers a lot of choice, including standard V6 and V8 engines, standard coupe and convertible body styles, the track-focused Z/28 and the most powerful Camaro ever, the ZL1.

For 2015, the Camaro Coupe (MSRP from $23,705) offers 1LS, 2LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS trims, while the Camaro Convertible (MSRP from $31,205) starts with 1LT and runs through 2SS.

The entry 2015 Camaro 1LS Coupe features crisp, athletic styling underscored by a big 323 hp from the standard 3.6-liter V6. In the 1LS, the direct-injected V6 also twists up 278 lb/ft of torque. In comparison, the standard 3.7-liter V6 in the Ford Mustang produces 300 hp, and the Mustang’s available 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder puts out 310 hp.

In the 2015 Camaro, power goes to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission. With an aggressive first gear ratio, the Aisin AY6 six-speed gets you going with authority. The standard limited-slip differential is a welcome surprise, too, especially since so many other automakers charge you extra for the traction enhancement it offers.

Other 1LS standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-outlet exhaust, Bluetooth wireless technology, steering-wheel controls for audio and cruise, sport suspension, variable-ratio power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes. The standard audio system features six speakers, Graphic Information Display (GID), auxiliary input jack and music navigator.

The Camaro 2LS carries a standard six-speed automatic transmission. It’s an engaging partner, with TAPshift manual control and Performance Algorithm Shifting to sense when you are making aggressive maneuvers and deliver the response to match your behind-the-wheel style. The automatic also features a steeper, 2.92 final drive ratio, versus the 3.27:1 axle in the 1LS. This is how you get a sports car that’s also capable of 30 mpg highway.

Next is the Camaro 1LT, which is outfitted with Sport cloth seats, projector-style foglamps, power-adjustable front seats and either the six-speed manual transmission or the six-speed automatic. Drivers also get the Chevrolet MyLink radio, which means an audio and communication center right in the dash that you control with a seven-inch color touch-screen. MyLink can integrate wirelessly with your Bluetooth-capable phone for hands-free calling and music streaming. You can also share your phone’s data connection to enable features like Pandora Internet Radio and Stitcher SmartRadio. MyLink is easy to use, too, and with both touch and voice-command operation, distractions are minimized.

The Camaro 2LT includes 19-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels, leather seating, a color head-up display (HUD) for the driver, a quartet of auxiliary gauges, and a color Driver Information Center, which shows information like fuel economy, trip mileage and important messages about vehicle systems. A premium Boston Acoustics audio system enhances the entertainment when you’re not too busy wringing the car out.

The Camaro SS models are what you want when nothing but small-block V8 power will do. In the 2015 Camaro 1SS, a 6.2-liter small-block V8 with 426 hp and 420 lb/ft of torque resides behind the SS-specific fascia, ensuring that just about everyone else on the road is going to see a lot of the SS-specific rear fascia. You control all that power with a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission that can cope with the high torque, and the SS also features four-piston Brembo brakes. Every V8 Camaro with manual transmission also carries Launch Control, and the 1SS rolls on 20-inch wheels. In the cabin “SS” embroidery on the seats attests to your good fortune. A standard Sport Suspension gives the excellent chassis a further edge, so it can make the most of the extra performance. Other than the powertrain, equipment in the 1SS is similar to that of the 1LT.

The 2SS is a cushy V8 Camaro, with leather seats, color Driver Information Center, color Head-Up Display, auxiliary gauges, heated exterior mirrors, a premium Boston Acoustics audio system, plus a Rear Vision package.

The standard Camaro model range is just the beginning of the story. The iconic Camaro Z/28 is back, this time as a monster track car. The 2015 Camaro Z/28 takes it inspiration from the original 1967 Z/28, a car that was born for mixing it up in Trans/Am motorsports competition. This time around the Z/28 is better than ever, with a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 providing 505 hp and 481 lb/ft of torque. The V8 is paired with a Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission with closely-spaced ratios, and there’s also a Torsen limited-slip differential.

Racing is what the Z/28 has on its mind, with a dry-sump oiling system, coolers for the oil, transmission and differential that can stand up to track use, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, 19-inch aluminum wheels wearing Pirelli Trofeo high-performance summer tires, and Multimatic DSSV dampers for ultimate control. The Z/28 is available exclusively as a coupe.

Not everyone wants a car so laser-focused on track-based perfection. For those drivers, there’s the ZL1, available in coupe or convertible form. Bringing back another iconic Camaro model designation, the 2015 Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro you can buy. Its supercharged 6.2-liter Gen IV small-block V8 is 580 hp and 556 lb/ft of torque strong, and it reels in 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Standard Magnetic Ride Control suspension and big Brembo brakes with six-piston front calipers keep things under control. Other standard features for the ZL1 include a Head-Up Display that can also show g-force, a premium nine-speaker Boston Acoustics audio system, Chevrolet MyLink, dual-mode performance exhaust and black 10-spoke forged aluminum wheels wearing high performance summer-only tires.

This is just the tip of the Camaro iceberg; you can be sure that Chevrolet offers options like navigation, stripe packages, upholstery choices, wheel options, and a selection of packages to let you tailor your Camaro to your individual tastes.

The 2015 Camaro delivers what it has always been known for – great style and exceptional performance. It’s backed up more than ever by the latest generation of sophisticated, powerful V6 and V8 engines that set the standard for the rest of the industry. Discover all the Camaro has to offer for yourself. Schedule your test drive today.

Places to go in your Chevrolet – Fairs and Craft Festivals in Ohio


Fairs and Craft Festivals in Ohio

Five upcoming can’t-miss craft shows to wind up your year

If you are interested in finding some comprehensive arts and crafts events in the heartland before the holidays, here are just a handful of examples that are sure to be a shopper’s delight.

Summit Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show

At St. George’s Fellowship Centre in Fairlawn, locals will have the opportunity to browse the works of artists and crafters selling their original handmade items. There will also be lunch items available for purchase from TLC Catering. Admission is $3 for people 13 and up. A portion of the proceeds benefit Jade’s No Kill Rescue, a local non-profit supporting the rescue of animals.

Each show features about 100 arts and crafts vendors and has the same admission fees. Partial proceeds from the admission costs and vendor fees all go to support a different local non-profit organization. This year’s Summit Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show is scheduled for Oct. 18.

For more details, visit http://www.Avantgardeshows.com.

Forest Park Women’s Club Craft Show and Bazaar

Cincinnati’s Winton Woods High School hosts artists, crafters, and patrons for the sale of handmade crafts, jewelry, gifts, etc. FPWC also runs the lunch counter there, serving barbeque sandwiches, hot dogs, coleslaw, chips, beverages, and muffins. Then visit its bake sale right outside the cafeteria for homemade desserts. There will also be a raffle with a grand prize of $500 cash taking place at the event. Prizes donated from vendors will be raffled off throughout the day, as well. The proceeds of this Oct. 25 show, which has been a staple in the Cincinnati area for two decades, go toward the FPWC’s scholarship program.

For more details, visit http://www.forestparkwomensclub.org/craftShow.html.

Offinger’s Marketplace

Four times a year, the Offinger Management Company brings this show to theOhio Expo Center’s Lausche Building in Columbus. Fast and easy one-stop shopping here includes both holiday decorations and gifts. There are opportunities for cash and carry purchases, as well as placing orders for future delivery.

Artisans and craftspeople come from throughout the country to offer you quality, handmade folk art, rustic primitives, museum-quality replicas, country collectibles and contemporary works of art. Offinger’s offers special deals at the shows, including a VIP Buyer Badge, a 60-minute Gift Hop, and Come-Back Cash details on these innovative money savers can be found on the show’s website.

The market is scheduled for Nov. 1. For more details, visit http://www.offingersmarketplaces.com.

Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace

The 19th annual Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace will take place in Maumee at the Lucas County Recreation Center. Festive booth decorations and Christmastime arts and crafts available for purchase, among other things, are what makes this event one of the jolliest in Northwest Ohio. Those ‘other things’ mentioned above include: Americana, Country, Primitive, Contemporary, Victorian and Folk collectibles, gifts, food, home and personal items, and more

Parking is free at the rec center, and admission is $5 for everyone over 12 years old. The producer’s website even offers a coupon for admission and a calendar of other shows in the area by Cloud Productions, Ltd. The event is scheduled from Nov. 1-2. For more details, visit http://www.cloudshows.biz.

Mrs. Claus’ Closet

For the 44th year, Creative Keepsakes Craft Shows is putting on Mrs. Claus’ Closet in the Cleveland area from Nov. 4-5. This year, it will conveniently be held at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake. Each year, the show opens on Tuesday with charity benefit preview party called “A Peek in the Closet.” This will be for four hours and requires advanced purchase of tickets. It is a special wine and cheese, “Ladies Night Out”-type of event in which proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio. The main event the following day is an all-day affair with light refreshments available for purchase.

For more details, visit http://www.mrsclauscloset.com and http://www.medinacraftshows.com.

For unique gifts this upcoming holiday season, instead of shopping online or visiting busy retail shops, why not stop by some of these quaint arts and crafts shows? Buy something that came straight from the heart.

Friday Night Cruisin’ @Jack Maxton Chevrolet Sept. 2014


We had such an amazing time at Friday Night Cruisin’ Sept. 2014. Thank you for an amazing season and we hope to see you again next year!

Please enjoy pictures of the classic Chevys featured at the show! Click the image below.

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Vehicle Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Trax


The next big thing is small

Crossovers are big and the biggest ones might be the smallest. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax will arrive soon here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, giving you a Chevrolet option in the fast-expanding small crossover segment.

Big-league technology makes the five-passenger Chevrolet Trax stand out in the segment. Available features will include Siri Eyes Free, new OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, the latest generation of OnStar and Chevy MyLink, and the innovative BringGo navigation app that integrates with your smartphone.

The tidy Trax will offer serious occupant protection. A body structure that is 66 percent high-strength steel forms a protective cage around the cabin. Standard StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control works with traction control and features rollover mitigation, as well, to keep the Trax on-track. A standard rearview camera improves visibility when you back up, and 10 standard airbags include the only rear-seat-mounted thorax airbags in the segment.

When you slide behind the wheel of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax, you’ll be greeted by a dual-cockpit style instrument panel. In the middle, there’s a seven-inch high-resolution display for the infotainment system, rearview camera and available navigation app. The driver gets a bold set of gauges, including a large analog tachometer and digital readouts for other information.

Trim levels for the 2015 Chevrolet Trax will include LS, LT, and LTZ. Every Trax will feature a versatile 60/40-split/folding rear seat and storage galore with pockets in the seatbacks, cubbies in the doors, bins under the rear load area and even a storage drawer hidden under the front passenger seat. The front passenger seat can fold down to allow transport of items as long as eight feet, and the Trax can swallow up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo.

Crisp styling that includes a dual-port grille and swept-back headlamps firmly place the Trax in the same family as the Sonic, Malibu and Impala. The exterior can be dressed up with front foglamps, front and rear trim that simulates skid plates, and your choice of ten available colors.

The front-wheel drive Trax gets you there courtesy of a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque. The torque is available from 1,850 to 4,900 rpm, which makes the Trax feel strong and confident. The compact 1.4-liter four-cylinder has its turbocharger integrated with the exhaust manifold for tidy packaging, and the cast crankshaft and forged connecting rods inside the engine are up to the task of creating power under pressure. The four-cylinder is paired with a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission with TAPShift manual control. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available, as well, for enhanced traction and handling.

The Trax chassis is tuned for precise response and a refined experience. LS and LT trims ride on 16-inch wheels – steel on the LS and alloy on the LT. Trax LTZ trims carry 18-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. The independent suspension features MacPherson struts in front with a beefy stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a compact compound-crank torsion beam design, which leaves plenty of space for cargo, delivers consistent control over wheel motions, and weighs less than other designs.

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax small crossover is engineered to bring excellence and refinement to a fast-expanding segment. This segment of vehicles is the next big thing, and the Trax will lead the pack with performance and features that aren’t offered anywhere else.

Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Family


Small car, big choices

Where do you turn when you’re in the market for a small, spirited hatchback or sedan? The Chevrolet Sonic, available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, is the choice of more and more buyers because it offers lots of choice. There are two body styles and three trim levels, plus extras like the Dusk Package and the Sonic RS sedan. Offering class-leading rear-seat space and cargo capacity, the 2015 Sonic is distinctive and highly-configurable.

The standard powertrain for the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is a 1.8-liter Ecotec four-cylinder that’s paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. This naturally-aspirated engine produces 138 hp and 125 lb/ft of torque. A turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder is also available in the Sonic LS and standard in Sonic LTZ, Dusk and RS trims. The turbocharged Sonic delivers 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque available from 1,850 to 4,900 rpm. The 1.4-liter turbo engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, a combination that returns an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.

The Sonic Hatchback is available in LS, LT, LTZ and RS trims. In addition to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a five-speed manual transmission, standard LS equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels and 10 standard airbags. Also standard are Bluetooth® device integration and the latest-generation OnStar with a six-month trial of the Directions & Connections Plan. Chevrolet MyLink, with its seven-inch color touch-screen and six-speaker audio system, is available. Remote Keyless Entry and the StabiliTrak electronic stability control are included, too.

The Sonic LT Hatchback adds 15-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, a rear-vision camera and a three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Sonic LT Hatchback also features an advanced standard safety package, power windows, a six-speaker premium audio system with USB port and extra available enhancements. You can add the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the Wheels and Foglamp Package with its 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps and spoiler.

The Sonic LTZ Hatchback is the luxury Sonic, with standard Chevrolet MyLink, rear-vision camera, Bluetooth®, Pandora®, TuneIn, and Stitcher SmartRadio compatibility, 17-inch aluminum wheels, handsome perforated leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, foglamps and voice recognition for phone commands. It’s the one to buy when you want a loaded Sonic.

The Sonic RS Hatchback is just as well-equipped as the LTZ, and carries several trim-specific features, too. The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission are standard, and it rides on 17-inch Midnight Silver painted aluminum wheels. Strong four-wheel disc brakes provide confident stopping, and a sport exhaust with chrome outlet underscores an athletic intent that is also accentuated by a unique front fascia, RS-specific grille, rear spoiler, rocker moldings, mirror cap finish and “RS” badges. The interior of the Sonic RS gets leather-upholstered sport seats with suede inserts, and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel.

The Sonic Sedan follows the same pattern. You can get a four-door Sonic in LS, LT, and LTZ trims. The Sonic Dusk package, exclusive to the LTZ Sedan, adds handsome and distinctive exterior appearance features. The Sonic Dusk has its own ground effects, satin aluminum-style trim and 18-inch Pearl Nickel finished alloy wheels. Inside the Sonic Dusk, you’ll get Jet Black leather seats with Mojave Tan sueded microfiber accents.

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic can satisfy a wide variety of drivers with its refinement, wide range of available equipment and trims, and flexible hatchback and sedan body styles. The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic family makes it easy to get exactly what you want without having to buy more than you need.  Come in today to learn more about the 2015 Sonic and see which one you like best.

Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Family



 Small car, big choices

Where do you turn when you’re in the market for a small, spirited hatchback or sedan? The Chevrolet Sonic, available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, is the choice of more and more buyers because it offers lots of choice. There are two body styles and three trim levels, plus extras like the Dusk Package and the Sonic RS sedan. Offering class-leading rear-seat space and cargo capacity, the 2015 Sonic is distinctive and highly-configurable.

 

The standard powertrain for the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is a 1.8-liter Ecotec four-cylinder that’s paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. This naturally-aspirated engine produces 138 hp and 125 lb/ft of torque. A turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder is also available in the Sonic LS and standard in Sonic LTZ, Dusk and RS trims. The turbocharged Sonic delivers 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque available from 1,850 to 4,900 rpm. The 1.4-liter turbo engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, a combination that returns an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.

 

The Sonic Hatchback is available in LS, LT, LTZ and RS trims. In addition to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a five-speed manual transmission, standard LS equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels and 10 standard airbags. Also standard are Bluetooth® device integration and the latest-generation OnStar with a six-month trial of the Directions & Connections Plan. Chevrolet MyLink, with its seven-inch color touch-screen and six-speaker audio system, is available. Remote Keyless Entry and the StabiliTrak electronic stability control are included, too.

 

The Sonic LT Hatchback adds 15-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, a rear-vision camera and a three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Sonic LT Hatchback also features an advanced standard safety package, power windows, a six-speaker premium audio system with USB port and extra available enhancements. You can add the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the Wheels and Foglamp Package with its 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps and spoiler.

 

The Sonic LTZ Hatchback is the luxury Sonic, with standard Chevrolet MyLink, rear-vision camera, Bluetooth®, Pandora®, TuneIn, and Stitcher SmartRadio compatibility, 17-inch aluminum wheels, handsome perforated leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, foglamps and voice recognition for phone commands. It’s the one to buy when you want a loaded Sonic.

 

The Sonic RS Hatchback is just as well-equipped as the LTZ, and carries several trim-specific features, too. The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission are standard, and it rides on 17-inch Midnight Silver painted aluminum wheels. Strong four-wheel disc brakes provide confident stopping, and a sport exhaust with chrome outlet underscores an athletic intent that is also accentuated by a unique front fascia, RS-specific grille, rear spoiler, rocker moldings, mirror cap finish and “RS” badges. The interior of the Sonic RS gets leather-upholstered sport seats with suede inserts, and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel.

 

The Sonic Sedan follows the same pattern. You can get a four-door Sonic in LS, LT, and LTZ trims. The Sonic Dusk package, exclusive to the LTZ Sedan, adds handsome and distinctive exterior appearance features. The Sonic Dusk has its own ground effects, satin aluminum-style trim and 18-inch Pearl Nickel finished alloy wheels. Inside the Sonic Dusk, you’ll get Jet Black leather seats with Mojave Tan sueded microfiber accents.

 

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic can satisfy a wide variety of drivers with its refinement, wide range of available equipment and trims, and flexible hatchback and sedan body styles. The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic family makes it easy to get exactly what you want without having to buy more than you need.  Come in today to learn more about the 2015 Sonic and see which one you like best.

 

Tech Tips: Brake Terminology


Tech Tips: Brake Terminology

What you need to know about brake components…

Many drivers don’t think much about their vehicle’s brakes unless they have trouble stopping. What does that squeaking, squealing or grinding really mean, though? The braking system is a complex collection of parts. Here’s a list of basic braking system components to help get you acclimated.

Pads: The brake pads are what convert the kinetic energy of your moving wheels into thermal energy and actually bring you to a stop.  When you press your brake pedal, the pads are squeezed against the rotors (more on those below) to slow and then halt the rotation of your vehicle’s wheels. Some pads have built-in wear indicators that produce a high pitched squealing when the pads need to be replaced. Making sure you get the right brake pads for your specific model is important to ensure even wear, proper stopping and minimal noise.

 Calipers: Brake calipers house the brake pads and are normally found in one of two types: floating or fixed. Dirt or corrosion can negatively impact caliper performance and can even cause them to stick, leading to the pads dragging on the rotors even when the brake pedal isn’t depressed. This can cause reduced fuel economy, overheating and excessive wear.

 Rotors: When you press down on your brake pedal, the pads clamp down onto the rotors (also known as discs) and stop the wheels from spinning. There are various kinds of rotors, including drilled and slotted, which provide less surface area than traditional solid rotors but help distribute heat and minimize wear. Brake rotors are as important as the pads. If you feel pulsing when you decelerate or your steering wheel shakes (sometimes extremely hard), your rotors may be warped. They should be inspected for damage and replaced if necessary.

 Brake Fluid: Hydraulic braking systems rely on brake fluid to convert the force you exert on the brake pedal into the pressure braking components exert on your wheels. Brake fluid also amplifies braking pressure. The Department of Transportation has several classifications for brake fluid––DOT 3 and DOT 4, for example––which reflect a fluid’s boiling point, viscosity and formulation. Consult your owner’s manual or your dealer’s factory trained technicians for information about the type of fluid recommended for your make and model and how often it should be changed.

Brake Line: As most automobiles on the road today have hydraulic brake systems, they also have brake lines that channel the brake fluid to the brakes themselves. Air in brake lines or a ruptured line can cause complete brake failure, so brake lines should be periodically inspected by trained technicians to insure safe operation.

Jack Maxton’s service technicians know the right parts to use for your specific make and model, so whether your brakes are squeaking, squealing, grinding or simply not stopping the way you want them to, the best place to go for brake system diagnostics and service is your dealership. You’ll never have to wonder if they’re using the right parts or the right tools, and you’ll have added peace of mind and confidence behind the wheel.

 

 

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