2015 Chevrolet Silverado Hits Another Gear

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will offer a new eight-speed transmission.
It’s here, and it is bringing a new transmission with its 6.2-liter V8-engine.

The 2015 model years will be headed to dealerships soon and many contain brand new technology and features to appeal to buyers. The new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is no exception to this. Models with a 6.2L V8-engine will get an upgraded eight-speed transmission to go with it.

The eight-speed transmission made its debut earlier on the Cadillac CTS VSport. It was also a feature on the Corvette Z06 and Corvette Stingray. However, this is the first time it will be available to truck and SUV buyers.

The transmission is similar to the six-speed automatic that is currently offered, but it offers the added advantage of producing more power in first gear for towing. It is also expected to show a definite increase in fuel economy, although no official EPA estimates have been released yet.

This change in the transmission should allow the Silverado to perform even better than in the past and help it to remain competitive in the truck market. We here at the dealership would love to show you just how awesome this truck can be.

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout Chooses Corvette Stingray

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout is all smiles.
Mike Trout was all smiles after winning the Ted Williams MVP award at the MLB All-Star game and a new car (Photo Courtesy of Muboshgu under CC BY-SA 2.0).

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout had an important decision to make this past Tuesday.

Following his performance in the American League’s victory over the National League, Trout received the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player award from Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig. It was now after the game, and Trout found himself with a choice between two Chevrolets.

He could either pick the North American Car of the Year, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51, or the North American Truck of the Year, the 2014 Silverado 1500. The choice was instantaneous.

When they came out and told me I’ve got a choice, I was pretty pumped,” Trout said at the postgame news conference. “I got my dad a truck a couple weeks ago, so I probably would have chosen a truck if I hadn’t done that. But you gotta go with the sports car.”

You too can walk away with a Corvette Stingray by visiting Nehls Chevrolet today right here in Marshall, TX!

2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a “Safe” Bet

The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a safe SUV.
With a five-star overall vehicle safety rating from the NHTSA, the Traverse is as safe as they come.

It’s July and with the MLB All-Star game this week, baseball season is in full swing. If you want to make sure you are “safe at home,” come down and check out the new 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.

The Traverse recently received the top five-star overall vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Traverse received five stars in the front and side impact tests and four stars in the rollover test.

The Traverse comes with a multitude of standard safety features, including electronic stability control, antilock brakes, rearview camera and a tire pressure-monitoring system. The LTZ model includes a forward collision alert system as well as a lane-departure warning system.

The 2015 Traverse also features Siri Eyes Free, which allows for the driver to operate any Apple mobile device running iOS 7.1 or later hands-free via as part of the Apple CarPlay system.

All of these features make the Traverse one of the safest crossovers on the road. Stop by at the dealership and hit a “home run” with the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse today.

How to Photograph Fireworks

A steady surface is key to photograph fireworks.
No way do you want blurry photos. Use a tripod.

Where does one begin when they want to photograph fireworks? Well, it all starts with
a good camera. A cellphone or standard point-and-shoot camera may get you a few
nice shots, but the more control and knowledge you have in photography, the
better shots you will have to wow your friends and family. Here are some things
to keep in mind.

1. Tripod: Sitting your camera on a firm platform will guarantee you non-blurry images, but that’s not the only thing you need.

2. Timed Shots: Another thing you can do is set your shots on a timer or invest in a remote release device. This ensures that your camera will be 100% still during the grand finale.

3. Framing: In order to make it easy, you may want to have your camera all the way zoomed out, especially if it has a good amount of pixels.

4. Location: Know where you are going to shoot beforehand, and get their early. It may be a popular spot.

5. Speed: For best results, set your aperture on the small side in between f/8 and f/16. For shutter speed, you’ll want to shoot in what is called ‘bulb’ mode. This is when the photographer will keep the shutter open for very long exposures.

Above all else, set your camera in manual mode and give yourself complete control over your shots. Enjoy the results and start practicing for New Year’s and July 4, 2015!