Jack Maxton Chevrolet is up for top 10 business in Columbus!


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Jack Maxton Chevrolet is up for top 10 business in Columbus! Would you be able to visit http://www.votecolumbus.com/ and vote for the Jack Maxton team? We appreciate your vote!

Why Jack Maxton Chevrolet?

Over 800 New and Pre-Owned Vehicles in stock to choose from

Full Parts, Accessories and Service Departments available to you  (including Saturday hours from 8AM-4PM)

Separate Quick Service Facility offers easy maintenance with no appointment – when YOU have time in your schedule

Secondary Finance with Guaranteed Approval available

Free Car washes for life!  (Or as long as you own your vehicle.)

Won Consumers’ Choice award 6 years running and Women’s Choice Award 2 years running

The longevity of our employees definitely makes us different. Seeing the same friendly face each time you visit Jack Maxton makes you feel at ease when purchasing or servicing a vehicle.

  1. At the Worthington Location
    1. The Service Technicians have over 200 years of experience
    2. The Service Advisors have over 95 years of experience
    3. The Pre-Owned 161 location has 170 years of experience
    4. The new car location has over 115 years of experience.

      Jack Maxton Chevrolet is involved in several charity events and sponsor a baseball league.

      1. Events and Charity work that we participate in include
        1. Pelotonia
        2. Step Up For Stefanie
        3. Making Strides for Breast Cancer
        4. Blood Drives
        5. Sponsoring Olentangy Braves Little league
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Thank you for considering Jack Maxton Chevrolet for one of the top 10 businesses in Columbus! You can visit http://www.jackmaxton.com to view great deals on New and Pre-Owned vehicles!

Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Impala


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The exceptional flagship sedan from Chevrolet

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala, on sale here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, is strikingly beautiful, refined inside and out, and it delivers driving exhilaration that’s at the top of its class. In fact, U.S. News ranked the 2015 Impala first out of 10 competitors in the “Affordable Large Cars” category.

The Impala was all-new for 2014, and Chevrolet has enhanced it again for 2015. New this year are engine start/stop for the 2.5 liter four-cylinder, OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and a trio of new exterior colors: Blue Velvet Metallic, Rainforest Green and Autumn Bronze Metallic. There is also a bi-fuel model for 2015 that can run on gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG).

There are four front-wheel drive Impala trims to choose from, starting with the well-equipped Impala LS (MSRP $27,060). There’s a standard 2.5-liter Ecotec® four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Also standard is Bluetooth, premium cloth seating, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, projector-beam halogen headlamps, three months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, six-months of OnStar with Directions & Connections, and a very large, 18.8 cubic foot trunk – one of the largest in the segment.

The Ecotec® four-cylinder is strong, with 196 hp and 186 lb/ft of torque, and fuel efficiency is high––an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city, 33 mpg highway––thanks to direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, and variable lift for the intake valves.

The Impala 1LT adds engine stop/start to the standard 2.5-liter engine, Chevrolet MyLink® radio with eight-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth audio streaming, a pair of additional USB ports and an SD card reader. Also included in the 1LT trim is dual-zone climate control, a two-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated power-adjustable exterior mirrors with turn-signal indicators and ground illumination, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The 1LT is also available with a 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine. Power with the V6 jumps to a segment-leading 305 hp and 264 lb/ft of torque, and fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 19 mpg city and 29 highway. All LT and higher trims carry 18.5 gallon fuel tanks, instead of the 15.8 gallon tank in the LS. The 3.6-liter bi-fuel V6 is also available in the 1LT.

The Impala 2LT carries all the 1LT features, plus the 3.6-liter V6 as standard. The Impala LTZ trims are the most luxuriously outfitted. The 1LTZ comes with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder and features standard leather-appointed seating, eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated front seats, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, rear-vision camera, Rear Park Assist, remote start, an exterior dressed up with lower body-side chrome moldings, 19-inch machined-face alloy wheels, dual-outlet exhaust, and LED daytime running lamps. There are also high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and a standard suite of advanced safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind-Spot Alert.

The Impala 2LTZ adds the 3.6 liter V6 to the 1LTZ standard features list. Available equipment packages make it easy to further enhance and customize your Impala. The Comfort and Convenience Package adds ventilated front seats; a heated steering wheel; power-adjustable steering column; heated exterior mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, integrated turn signals and ground illumination; memory settings for the driver’s seat, mirrors and steering wheel; an auto-dimming rearview mirror; and premium carpeted floor mats and trunk mat. The Impala 1LTZ also features a power sunroof when equipped with this package.

The Premium Audio Package adds an 11-speaker Bose® surround-sound audio system that turns the cabin of the Impala into a rolling concert hall. Also part of the Premium Audio Package is a 120-volt power outlet. Chevrolet MyLink® with Navigation incorporates Bluetooth hands-free phone and streaming audio, and voice command. The Navigation Package comes with the eight-inch color touch-screen Chevrolet MyLink® radio, Keyless Access, push-button start, and ambient lighting for Eco models.

Choose the Advance Safety Package to get Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alert, and add the Premium Seating Package for heated front seats, an eight-way power front passenger seat and a cargo convenience net to secure items in the trunk.

The sophisticated, beautifully styled and carefully crafted 2015 Chevrolet Impala is also an exceptional value. Edmunds.com called the 2015 Impala “a genuine must-drive” for anyone looking for a full-size sedan. Driving is believing, so schedule your test drive today.

Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet SS


jmc-20129_1The high-performance Chevrolet SS, available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, marks the return of a classic formula. It’s a rear-wheel drive sedan that looks great without being garish and runs with the best of them without beating you up for the performance. The Chevrolet SS was introduced as a 2014 model; revisions for 2015 further enhance the significant performance and exceptional driving enjoyment provided by the SS.

The 2015 Chevrolet SS (MSRP $44,775) gains some notable standard features, not the least of which is standard Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension, which reads the road up to 1,000 times per second. Standard Brembo front brakes now team with rear Brembo hardware, too. The new OnStar 4G LTE system offers built-in Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and there are five new exterior colors as well.

For those who drive for the pure pleasure of it, the most important new feature for 2015 might be the newly available six-speed manual transmission. In an increasingly automatic age, the addition of a manual transmission for the SS underscores a commitment to enthusiasts from Chevrolet.

“The SS reinforces Chevrolet’s position as America’s performance car and affirms what we’ve believed all along – enthusiasts want the driving experience that only a rear-drive sedan can provide,” said Chevrolet U.S. Vice President Brian Sweeney, who also noted that the number one non-GM trade-in for the SS is BMW.

With rear-wheel drive with a sport-tuned chassis, the 2015 Chevrolet SS delivers precision on the road and is tremendously accommodating inside. There’s a fully-independent suspension with MacPherson struts in front and a multi-link rear design. Staggered front and rear tire sizes optimize balance and power while underscoring the lengths Chevrolet will go to make sure the performance of the SS is just right. Weight distribution is an even 50/50 front to rear, and a hood and rear decklid made from aluminum help keep weight down and the center of gravity low.

Offering a single trim level, the 2015 Chevrolet SS carries a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 415 hp and 415 lb/ft of torque. The V8 is paired with a standard six-speed automatic with TAPshift manual control or the new six-speed manual. A limited-slip rear differential gets the power to the road effectively by maximizing traction, and it helps the SS get from zero to 60 mph in a blazing 4.7 seconds – faster than a four-door Porsche Panamera S (4.9 seconds) and just a tenth of a second off a two-door Porsche 911 Carrera (4.6 seconds). The roar from the dual stainless exhaust outlets when you wind out the V8 is something to experience.

The cabin of the 2015 Chevrolet SS is handsomely designed, finely crafted and well-appointed. Jet Black leather-trimmed seats are hand-wrapped. They feature firm bolstering and are power-adjustable with two-way adjustable lumbar, making it easy to find the perfect driving position. Sueded microfiber inserts on the seats are perforated for heating and ventilation. Five adults will find comfort in the cabin of the SS, which provides 42.3 inches of front legroom and 39.7 inches of rear legroom. A standard power sunroof enhances the spacious feeling inside the SS too.

The integrated center stack is capped by a large touch-screen with crisp graphics. The touch-screen is your window into the standard navigation and Chevrolet MyLink systems, as well as serving as your portal to CD/USB/AM/FM/SiriusXM entertainment choices, and communications via paired devices. Climate control is automatic and controlled by easy-to-handle knobs just ahead of the shifter

Fun Things to Do on a Snowy Day


Can’t take your Chevrolet out cruisin’ due to being snowed in? Here are some fun things to do on a snowy day!

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The kids are off from school and you can’t drive into work — it’s a snow day for all! But don’t spend it lounging on the couch. A snowy day means you can take advantage of a whole new host of opportunities — from fun activities to being productive. In fact, a snow day can sometimes be a blessing in disguise.

So what are you waiting for? Try one of these activities the next time inclement weather keeps you home.

Create snow art

Sure you can build a snowman and make snow angels, but why not do something you’ve never done before? This activity is especially kid friendly. Try this: Fill empty spray bottles with food coloring and water, allowing the kids to use snow as their canvas.

“Adding color to the snow is so much fun and really allows them the chance to be creative and do something different than the typical outdoor, snowy activities,” says Deanna Garretson, a blogger at http://www.domestic-chicky.com. They’ll have so much fun doing it, and you’ll love being able to keep the messes outside.

Put your chef’s hat on

What is it about baking or cooking on a wintry day?If it’s too cold for your taste outside and you’d rather stay in and do something cozy, peruse a cookbook or search online for a tasty recipe (one, of course, that you have all the ingredients for in the house to avoid a trek through the snow).

“Oreo snowballs are the perfect treat to make with stir-crazy snowbound kiddos because there is no baking involved,” says Carrie Higgins, a blogger at http://www.makinglemonadeblog.com. They’re also great for partnering with hot chocolate after a morning spent sledding.” No matter what you make, whether it’s cookies or brownies or even a pot of homemade soup, the warm, fresh aromas will fill the house, keeping smiles on everyone’s faces.

Play catch up

It may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but a day off is still a day off, and if you typically don’t have the time to clean the garage, wash the floors, and do a load of laundry, you may want to take advantage of the time off. This is also a good time to teach the kids, if you haven’t already, about the importance of helping out around the house.

“When kids do chores, they’re learning responsibility. They’re learning that life requires work,” says James Sears, MD, co-author of “Father’s First Steps: 25 Things Every Dad Should Know.” Other productive things you can do are make all those phone calls you keep putting off, write those thank-you cards from your kid’s birthday you’ve been meaning to finish, do some meal prep, etc.

Get your game on

While kids these days would rather play on an iPad or iPhone, a snow day is a great time to break out the old-school board games. The kids will love the chance to spend quality time with their parents, and have some good old-fashioned fun while they’re at it. Classics like Monopoly, Life, and Risk will take up a good chunk of your day, so make sure you have snacks handy during the game. Take it up a notch and build a fort with blankets and pillows to play the games in. No board games handy? Having story time by the fireplace (or in the fort!) can also be a fun activity.

Redecorate

Set the kids on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a movie, and get to work on changing up your living room curtains or rearranging your dining room place settings. You could even take this time off to Feng Shui your home, which involves specific placement and positioning of objects in your home to determine a sense of how the energy in your environment affects you. You might be surprised at how productive performing a few simple swaps in your home can make you feel.

This article is presented by Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio.  www.jackmaxton.com

 

Places to go in your Chevrolet: Ring in the New Year Right


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Be the first to see 2015 at these hot spots

Would you celebrate on a boat? Would you celebrate with a goat? No, this is not an excerpt from a Dr. Seuss book; it’s a preview of your New Year’s Eve opportunities in Ohio. With movies, celebrities and more, the Buckeye State is more like a bulls-eye of entertainment and merriment.

 First Night Columbus

A spectacle in the capital city, First Night Columbus offers fireworks, live entertainment, activities and fun for all ages. Twenty years ago, the First Night initiative came to Columbus with an international alliance of more than 100 cities to showcase their visual and performing arts through NYE celebrations that are safe, affordable, fun and substance-free. The ‘Bus is transformed into a stage at Veterans Memorial and COSI and costs just $9 for pre-sale tickets. For more information, visit http://firstnightcolumbus.com.

Cleveland Rocks NYE

Want a Times Square-like atmosphere without having to deal with the New York City crowds? Come to Cleveland Rocks NYE. It is a free event in the city’s central Public Square and it includes live entertainment, ice sculptures, refreshments as well as an enthralling fireworks display as the calendar turns to 2015. Special guests are slated to stop by to provide even more entertainment (for example, Cleveland-native Drew Carey was the “special guest” last year). For more information, visit http://newyearseveplan.com/cleveland-nye.

BB Riverboats New Year’s Eve Cruise

In Cincinnati, a city dissected by the Ohio River, why not spend your New Year on the Ohio River? Take the BB Riverboats New Year’s Eve Cruise, which runs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., and cruise on into 2015. The great city’s sparkling skyline provides a captivating backdrop, especially as the fireworks explode at midnight. Enjoy a three-entrée buffet, late-night snacks, party favors, enchanting entertainment and a champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight. For more information, including booking, visit http://bbriverboats.com/new_years_eve_cruise.html.

Noon Year’s Eve

Noon Year’s Eve at the Toledo Zoo, one of the 10 best zoos in the United States for kids, according to “Child Magazine.” Starting at 11 a.m., come see the 5,300 animals representing more than 760 species; partake in cool crafting; enjoy ice carving demonstrations; and party with music, games and prizes brought to you by Radio Disney. As the ball rises at the stroke of noon, toast to the upcoming New Year with apple cider. And don’t forget to make your resZOOlutions while you’re there. For more information, visit http://www.toledozoo.org/site/program/395.

Hamilton

The big cities aren’t the only places with epically huge New Year’s Eve celebrations. Holiday Auto Theatre, located about 35 miles from Cincinnati, offers a different position. One of the few drive-ins left these days, you can come here to watch four movies on the big screen while still partaking in a countdown to midnight and an apple cider toast. For more information, visit http://holidayautotheatre.com.

With so many options going on at every corner of the state, for New Year’s Eve Ohio truly is “The Heart of It All.”

This article is presented by Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio. http://www.jackmaxton.com

 

Motor Trend named the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup its Truck of the Year


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Motor Trend named the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup its Truck of the Year, edging out Ford’s aluminum-bodied F-150.

The award from the influential magazine should give General Motors a marketing boost as it seeks to revive interest in the market for midsize pickups. It launched the Colorado and sibling GMC Canyon this fall.

“The editors were particularly impressed with Colorado’s handsome, clean-sheet design, ‘right-sized’ package, excellent handling, and overall capability,” the magazine said.

The company’s ability to “create a true North American capable truck for this part of the planet and beat a serious new competitor is just spectacular,” he added.

Chevrolet plans to market a diesel version of the truck and Reuss predicted today the diesel variant and its fuel economy “will surprise people.”

Motor Trend editors tested seven truck nameplates and three variants of those competitors, for a total of 10 entries. They rated each on design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and “performance of intended function.”

“Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest truck that makes a strong value and efficiency statement,” Motor Trend editor-in-chief Edward Loh said. “It’s perfectly sized and suited for the needs of many of today’s truck users.”

The magazine also praised the Colorado’s “potent yet efficient powertrains,” which include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a 3.6-liter V-6.

The models tested included:

  • Chevy Colorado WT and Colorado Z71
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
  • Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost and 3.5-liter EcoBoost
  • Ford F-450
  • Ford Transit 350 HR and Transit 150 MR
  • GMC Canyon SLT
  • GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

Editors put each truck through the paces in real-world road tests without payload or trailered loads, including a 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking and maximum lateral grip tests. Testing with payload and trailers was done in the Arizona desert and at a proving grounds.

The contest also included a test to record “accurate, real-world fuel economy” through use of exhaust gas and “flow rate” analyzers to measure tailpipe emissions each second during a three-hour, 88-mile drive around the Los Angeles area, near the magazine’s headquarters in El Sugundo, Calif.

Sandor Piszar, Chevy’s marketing director for trucks, said in a statement that the award “shows how Colorado is changing the game by offering truck customers fresh new choices.”

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Car Care: Why Winter Tires Are Necessary


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Getting out and conquering the weather provides a welcome respite from the winter doldrums, so don’t let foul weather or cold keep you from doing the things you enjoy. A simple yet effective way to get around safely in the colder months is to invest in a set of winter tires.

While not every area of the country experiences snow or even brutally cold temperatures, the fact is that summer and “all-season” tire rubber begins to lose its flexibility and ability to grip the road when the temperature drops below just 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter-specific tire rubber is specifically formulated to perform in colder temperatures, and winter tires also have added features and specific tread patterns to help maximize traction in poor driving conditions. In addition, summer and all-season tire tread patterns are designed to channel away water; when it gets colder, those channels can get filled with snow or ice and slush, creating a dangerous situation. Winter tires feature tread “sipes” – tiny slits in the tread blocks that enable the tires to flex and rid themselves of the snow that packs in when you drive. Even on sheets of ice, winter tires will give you better traction than non-winter tires can provide.

Winter tires are just as important on four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles in order to realize the benefits of the 4WD/AWD system; it doesn’t matter how many wheels are getting power if the tires they wear can’t hold the road. AutoExpress magazine compared two vehicles of the same make and model––one equipped with AWD and summer tires and the other a front-wheel drive model with winter tires––and the FWD/winter tire model simply outperformed the AWD model, specifically because of the difference in tires.

A study done a few years ago in Canada saw accidents drop by five percent when winter tires were mandated, partially due to the fact that winter tires have been shown to help cut braking distances by as much as 30 percent.

Some manufacturers recommend a specific make and style of winter tires for their vehicles. Ask your dealer’s service department for information about what is suitable and/or recommended for your particular make and model.

A pair of proper winter tires can mean the difference between confident winter driving and potential trouble, and it’s not too late to make the switch. There are plenty of affordable choices available, and your dealer’s factory-trained personnel can help get your vehicle ready for anything winter brings.

This article is presented by Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio.