Chevrolet Silverado Most Awarded Pickup of 2014

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Chevrolet and Crotty Chevrolet Buick offer pickup with most awards in the industry 

Since its launch in mid-2013, the Chevrolet Silverado has been impressing Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY arearesidents and the critics alike. So much so, that fans and critics alike have given the 2014 Silverado more awards than any other pickup truck in the industry.

Both light- and heavy-duty models have taken no less than 14 awards for 2014, including the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award presented by the North American International Auto Show.

More importantly – and possibly even more impressive – is the amount of awards that were awarded to Silverado as a direct result of the interest and admiration of potential Corry, Warren, Erie and Jamestown, NY buyers. These include the Most Popular Vehicle award, which is given to the vehicle in each segment whose research pages are visited the most by visitors.

Probably most impactful to Crotty Chevrolet Buick’s customers, and their wallets, is the various awards given to the Silverado for its low cost of ownership. Kelley Blue Book named the Silverado 1500 in the top ten vehicles in its Best Resale Value Awards across all segments, and the Silverado contributed to Vincentric naming Chevrolet the Best Value Truck Brand in America.

These awards are largely due to Silverado’s innovative technologies tailored to the way customers use full-size pickups, providing the power, efficiency, refinement and dependability they expect from their trucks, such as:

  • EcoTec3 engines that provide class-leading V-8 fuel efficiency and towing capability, without the cost and complexity of turbocharging
  • High-strength steel that makes the frames and cabs stronger and lighter, yet can take the pounding of towing, hauling and off-road operation, year after year
  • The strategic use of aluminum alloys to reduce the weight of engines, front suspension components, hoods and other parts
  • New interiors featuring ample storage, multiple power and USB connections and available high-wear cloth for bench or bucket seats
  • Chevrolet MyLink, which provides powerful connectivity for work or family with simple, intuitive controls.

Trailer Sway Control Standard on all 2013 Chevrolet Silverados

The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick is now better equipped to help prevent drivers and their trailers from uncontrolled trailer swinging with the advanced StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system with integrated trailer sway control.

Trailer sway control employs an angle sensor within the steering wheel assembly to measure the drivers intended yaw, or rotational movement around the axis of a vehicle, which determines the direction. During a sway incident, the sensor detects the driver’s intended yaw, while another sensor measures the actual yaw. The Electronic Brake Control Module compares both inputs and sends a signal to the Integrated Trailer Brake Control for action. The resulting action is to apply the trailer brakes and reduce the velocity. In more extreme conditions, the Integrated Trailer Brake Control will also signal the vehicle to apply its brakes until the oscillation stops.

“Silverado owners can rest assured that their trucks were built with their safety in mind and can tow with extra confidence thanks to trailer sway control which is always at the ready,” said John Crotty, owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. “Trailer sway control is just one more way Silverado helps you stay prepared for whatever life throws at you.”


Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.


Chevrolet Silverado Has Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

2013 Chevrolet Silverado LT

The Chevrolet Silverado has the lowest total cost of ownership of any full-size pickup in the U.S. retail market, according to the automotive data compilation and analysis firm Vincentric,

“We know from talking to our truck customers that they expect their vehicles to work hard for them for several years, and the less money they have to spend on routine maintenance, repairs and other operating costs, the more they can invest in their businesses and lives,” said John Crotty, Owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. “There are nearly 10 million Silverado full-size pickups on the road today – a true testament to their reliability and operating efficiency,”

The Vincentric recognition shows that Silverado full-size pickups have the segment’s lowest combined ownership costs, which include items such as cost of depreciation, insurance, financing, repairs, fuel, fees and maintenance.

“For several years running, the Silverado has performed well in our analysis,” said David Wurster, president of Vincentric.  “With low depreciation, maintenance and fuel costs, it’s no wonder why the Silverado leads the segment with the lowest cost of ownership.”

About Vincentric

Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as Yahoo! Autos, AOL,, Chevrolet, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz,, Business Fleet Magazine, Volvo, NADA Guides, and as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

About Crotty Chevrolet Buick

Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA since 1969 has been helping customers from Corry, Erie, Warren, Titusville, and Jamestown find the right new or used car at the price that works for them.  We have provided our customers with a portfolio of fuel-efficient Chevrolet and Buick vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality, and value.  All backed by our award winning service department.  Learn more about our Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and the Luxury of a Buick Car or Crossover by visiting our website, blog or on our facebook page.

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD Pickups Match Muscle with Finesse

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

Full-size pickups are unique, both in the jobs their owners ask of them and in how long Corry, Erie, Warren and Jamestown drivers expect them to last. As it enters its third year, Silverado HD remains the benchmark for heavy-duty pickups, winning magazine comparisons and strengthening Chevrolet’s reputation for building dependable, hard-working trucks.

At Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA we offer 10 2500HD models and eight single- and dual-rear-wheel 3500HD models, including regular cab, extended cab and crew cab body styles. Their capabilities include:

  • 2500HD maximum payload of 4,212 pounds (1,910 kg) with the available Performance Package on regular cab long box models (2WD)
  • 2500HD conventional towing capacity of 13,000 pounds (5897 kg)
  • 2500HD fifth-wheel towing capacity of 17,800 pounds (8,074 kg)
  • Best-in-class 3500HD maximum payload of 7,222 pounds (3,276 kg)
  • Best-in-class 3500HD conventional towing capacity of 18,000 pounds (8,164 kg)
  • Best-in-class 3500HD fifth-wheel towing capacity of 23,100 pounds (10,478 kg).

The HD trucks are offered in WT, LT and LTZ models, in 2WD and 4WD. Highlights of the lineup include:

  • Fully-boxed, high-strength-steel frames
  • Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel rated at 397 hp (296 kW) and B20 biodiesel capability
  • Standard 36-gallon (136 L) fuel tank and engine efficiency enable up to 680 miles (1,090 km) between fill-ups with the Duramax turbo-diesel
  • Smart exhaust brake feature that provides greater control on grades and reduced brake pad wear
  • An array of control features, including trailer sway control, integrated trailer brake control, hill start assist, automatic grade braking, intelligent brake assist and larger brakes.

New for 2013 is a pair of exterior colors – Deep Ruby Metallic and Blue Topaz Metallic – and a bi-fuel compressed natural gas fuel system and bi-fuel-compatible version of the 6.0L V-8 engine. It features hardened valves and valves seats that enable to run on gasoline or compressed natural gas. The bi-fuel package is available on 2500HD extended cab models.

The 397-horsepower (296 kW) Duramax turbo-diesel is now available on 3500HD Chassis Cabs and box delete Silverados.  Previously, these configurations were available with the 335-hp version of the Duramax.

Also new is powertrain grade braking in the normal transmission mode for the 6.0L engine – it was previously incorporated only when the Tow/Haul mode was activated. It uses engine torque to help slow the vehicle on descents, which helps reduce brake wear.

Chevy’s HD trucks are comfortable and connected, with technology features including available mobile WiFi, USB connectivity, Bluetooth phone connectivity, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, OnStar 9.0 and navigation. There’s also a navigation radio with CD, USB port and an 80-GB hard drive (30 GB available for music), along with heated and cooled front seats available on LTZ models.

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Chevy Pickups 101: What’s the Differential?

What an axle ratio means and why picking the right one is important

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD


Technologies like advanced turbodiesel V-8 engines or hydroformed steel frames have advanced the Chevrolet Silverado to unprecedented levels of capability for fullsize pickups. In just the decade since the 2003 model debuted, maximum towing capacity for a Silverado HD has risen 43 percent, from 16,100 pounds to an industry-leading 23,100 pounds.

Getting that towing force from the engine to each rear wheel is the task of a set of gears located in the center of the truck’s rear axle known as the differential. The ratio of the sizes of those gears is represented by the diameter of the gear that drives the wheels in relation to the gear from the driveshaft. So, a 3.08:1 ratio indicates the drive gear has 3.08 times as many teeth as the gear on the driveshaft.

Using different diameter gears within the differential affects both towing ability and fuel efficiency. Since pickup owners have varying needs and preferences, Chevrolet addresses different requirements by offering various rear axle gear ratios.

“A numerically lower axle ratio keeps engine speeds lower for better fuel economy, while higher ratios generally yield higher towing capacities and quicker launches from a stop,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA.

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Cylinder Switch Off Delivers Advantages to Chevy Silverado

Four cylinders deactivate to save fuel during light-load driving

Full-size pickups are unique, both in the jobs their owners ask of them and how long customers expect them to last. So for the Chevrolet Silverado and other full-size trucks, General Motors improves the fuel efficiency of its mainstream 5.3-liter V-8 engine by switching off four of the cylinders when they aren’t needed.

More than 85 percent of Silverado customers use their pickups to tow or haul. Some truly put their trucks to the test, moving large trailers over long distances, such as in the blistering heat of west Texas and the biting cold of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay. These customers expect their trucks to be economical and they expect them to last.

Fact: More than half of all full-size Chevy pickups sold 20 years ago are still on the road.

“The Silverado has a well-earned reputation as the most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup truck on the market,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “No competitor can match the V-8 engines under the hood. They’ve been developed, tested and refined over 57 years and more than 100 million engines.” [Read more…]

GM Achieves its Best-Ever Initial Quality Score

All brands earn a segment award in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Each of General Motors’ four U.S. brands earned a segment award in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM, helping GM to its best-ever company score compared to the industry average in the 26-year history of the widely watched third-party quality measure.

GM has nine vehicles either receiving a segment award or placing in the top three of their respective segments. As a company, GM outscored the industry average.

For the first time, GM occupies the top three spots in the highly competitive Large Pickup Segment with the GMC Sierra LD, and Chevrolet Silverado HD and Avalanche, finishing one-two-three respectively.

“Clearly this is very significant for General Motors and our dealership” said John Crotty owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “It attests to all the hard work and improvements that GM has made recently. To have the Chevrolet Malibu ranked as the top ranked mid-size car, the Chevrolet Silverado and Avalanche in the top three in the large pickup segment, and the Buick Enclave as the highest ranked midsize crossover/SUV segment is quite an accomplishment.

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Memorial Day Sales Event at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

Crotty Chevrolet Buick is holding its Memorial Day Sales Event happening now until May 31, 2012

Memorial Day Sales Event at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

Memorial Day Sales Event at Crotty Chevrolet Buick

To celebrate Memorial Day, Crotty Chevrolet Buick is offering large discounts and rebates on many of its 2012 Chevrolet and Buick models.  In addition to start the summer off right, Crotty Chevrolet Buick is giving away the following to some lucky winners:

4 – Free Passes to Water World and Waldamer (Giving away 5 sets)

4 – Free Tickets to Pittsburgh Pirates Game on June 8th

1 – Free V.I.P. Car Pass (Maximum 6 Guests) to African Safari Wildlife Park (Giving away 2)

Stop in at the dealership to register.

No Purchase Necessary.  Winners selected by random drawing on June 1, 2012

Here are just a few examples of the fantastic Incentives now available only until May 31st.

2012 Silverado 1500 Trucks

2012 Silverado 1500 LT

2012 Silverado 1500 LT

Get up to $ 7750.00 in Incentives on a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Sport Silverado.

2012 Traverse

Get $ 2,750 in Rebates or 0.0% APR up to 60 Months plus $ 750 Bonus Cash

2012 Malibu

Receive $4,500 in total Rebates on a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT

2012 Cruze

$500 Bonus cash plus 2.9% APR up to 60 Months

2012 Verano

$500 Bonus Cash plus 3.9% APR up to 60 Months

2012 Enclave

$2,250 in Rebates or 0.0% APR plus 0.0% APR up to 60 Months plus $750 Bonus Cash

With a great selection of Chevrolet and Buick’s in stock shoppers are sure to find what they are looking for at Crotty Chevrolet Buick during the Memorial Day Sales Event.