New Car Care Tips

New Car Care Tips

New Car Care Tips
Get to know your new set of wheels with these great new car care tips!

Taking care of your new car is vital to keep it running for years to come. While foregoing proper care won’t result in an immediate breakdown, it could seriously damage your car in the long run. Here are some new car care tips from us here at Nehls Chevrolet!

  1. Owner’s Manual – As boring and long as it is, read your owner’s manual. It contains almost everything you need to know about your car, including a manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Knowledge is power and by reading the owner’s manual, it’s easier to keep in touch with what your car needs and how to take care of future problems.
  2. Maintenance – A key part of taking care of a car is keeping up with regular maintenance. There isn’t much to do at first but new cars can have defects and other manufacturing problems. If you notice something wrong, don’t be afraid to contact the dealership. Make sure to get the first few oil changes performed a little early! Metal shavings often drop into the oil pan and too many can hinder the oil’s effectiveness.
  3. Driving – Before you pull a Fast & Furious out of the dealership lot, keep in mind your engine is brand new and hasn’t hit the road just yet. Take it easy for the first few hundred miles. You don’t have to drive like your grandmother, but don’t floor it from a dead stop either.

New Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang Share Gearbox

New Chevrolet Camaro
The newest Camaro will get an all new gearbox inside a design that holds true to its heritage.

If you’re a diehard muscle car enthusiast, odds are you’ve already heard that Ford and Chevrolet have teamed up to develop a new gearbox. As unlikely as it sounds, the idea behind the joint development was to save money as both automakers can use the new 10-speed automatic transmission. As it turns out, both the new Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang will share the new transmission.

This is the same transmission that Chevrolet has already claimed shifts faster than Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch. That’s not something to take lightly and that means both the Camaro and Mustang could become more performance-driven than ever before.

That’s good news for performance enthusiasts, especially since Chevrolet has already ruled out both a hybrid, diesel, and all-wheel drive Camaro. With the latest Camaro preparing to hit markets, it’s good to hear that the engineering and design teams won’t leave the muscle car’s history in the dust.

“Those of us that work on the Camaro are purists, we love the original, long hood, the strong shoulders, the mantra that ‘nobody needs a Camaro, they want a Camaro.’ You know, I think for the foreseeable future, you’re going to see us stay true to Camaro heritage,” said Al Oppenheiser, head engineer of Camaro.

Here at Nehls Chevrolet, we can’t wait to see the Camaro smoke the Mustang, new gearbox and all!