Holiday Traveling Safety The Finnegan Way

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As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is here and for many of us, that means one thing: road trip. While you’re making your plans to visit friends and relatives, Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC would like to offer the following suggestions to insure your holidays are truly happy ones.

WINTER IS COMING

Living in Houston has many benefits, not the least of which is the mild winters and the typically non-wintery driving conditions. Unfortunately, the lack of snow or ice on the roads can be a double-edged sword as most Houstonians do not have much experience driving in regions where winter comes with road hazards of every imaginable shape and size. So, before you set out on your journey to grandma’s house, be sure to prepare yourself for wintery driving conditions.

  • Plan ahead by checking weather forecasts and plotting your course wisely
  • In the event of any major wintery conditions, always remember main highways and freeways will always be cleared first so plan to use these as much as possible.
  • Make sure your mobile device is charged up in the event of an emergency
  • Be sure your vehicle has emergency supplies (batteries, first aid kit, road flares, etc) before you set off on your journey.
  • Above all else, be sure you are familiar with the many driving techniques and specialty supplies for driving in wintery conditions.

REST FOR THE WEARY

Yeah, we know. Making time for a nap when you’re getting ready for a family trip is about as realistic as retiring on your privately owned tropical island.  That said, nothing makes a road trip seem more like eternal damnation than driving while worn-out. While planning out your itinerary, it would be a great idea to schedule some downtime or even a 15 minute power nap before you start rolling.

 BRAKE FOR BREAKS

Speaking of ‘power naps’, taking breaks during your road trip, especially when you’re tired, is a foolproof way to cure bobbleheaditis.  We know the temptation of trying to shave off a few minutes from your travel time, but if the choice is saving a few minutes or saving lives, we’re pretty sure we know which side of the ledger you’ll want to be a part of. If your family is anything like ours, we’re sure they’d rather you arrive a little late than not at all. So, factor in some time for breaks or even an overnight stay at a hotel if you find yourself unable to continue on the journey safely. Better to crash at Motel 6 than anywhere else along the road.

NO NEED FOR SPEED

Another safe driving tip, especially in the winter time, is to watch your speed. Giving plenty of time and distance between your fellow drivers is always a good driving policy, especially when you’re driving in unsafe weather conditions. As challenging as it may be to keep it under 80 mph, it’s always a good idea to maintain safe rates of speed. We know your family won’t mind if you didn’t break any land speed records as long as you arrive at your destination safely.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY

If the adult beverages are flowing freely at the family gathering, be sure to plan ahead for the return trip. Set a designated driver or simply plan to stay until you’ve recovered from the revelings. Traffic statistics have shown the average number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities rise over 30% during the holiday traveling season. You can prevent yourself and your family from becoming a part of those statistics by planning ahead and celebrating wisely.

FINAL THOUGHTS

We hope these tips will help you in your holiday planning so you can insure you and your loved ones have many more holiday road trips in the future. Just use your common sense and plan ahead and we can all have a very happy 2016. Your friends at Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC want to wish you and yours a wonderful and safe holiday season…

Steps To Winterizing Your Radiator

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As every experienced car mechanic knows, basic maintenance for your vehicle is key to prolonging the life of your car.  While the easiest step in keeping your car maintained is to simply take it to your local mechanic or dealership service department, that is not always an option. So, knowing how to perform fundamental maintenance to your vehicle is always a good idea, especially with the harsh weather we can have in the Houston area.

While our winters are not typically very hard on our vehicles, Jack Frost does pay us a visit from time to time. Those occasional visits can wreak havoc on our engines and supporting systems. One of the primary culprits for system failure is an engine cooling system that wasn’t prepared for winter weather. With this in mind, your friends at Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC offer the following radiator flushing and winterizing tips to help you prepare for whatever weather this winter decides to throw at us.

STEP ONE: NONE LIKE IT HOT

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Always be sure to work on your engine when it is completely cool. This is especially true if you’re planning to drain any fluids from the vehicle (oil, water, etc) as a recently running engine will quickly heat up the engine and subsequent liquids to boiling levels. We’re sure we don’t have to tell you the dangers of exposing your skin to boiling water.

STEP TWO: JACK IT UP…SAFELY

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Consider this a safety step, if done correctly. While many vehicle radiators are accessible without this step, the clearance between the bottom of the radiator and the surface of the ground is typically quite small. So, raising the front of the vehicle and bracing it with jack stands is never a bad idea. Besides, elevating the front of your vehicle will help reduce, if not completely eliminate, air bubbles when flushing your radiator.

STEP THREE: USE A DRAIN PAN

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Back in the day, our grandparents would drain the engine’s fluids directly onto the ground and let nature handle the chemicals and toxins.  Today we’re a bit more knowledgable on the damage your vehicle’s lubricants and cooling chemicals can do to the environment. So, be sure to place a drain pan underneath your radiator to catch everything you’re about to drain from your vehicle. Your grandkids will thank you.

STEP FOUR: INSPECT THE RADIATOR

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Before you start draining the coolant from your radiator, it’s always a good idea to inspect the radiator’s connecting hoses for any signs of wear and tear. There are two hoses, one on top and one on bottom. Be sure they haven’t collapsed at any point as that will restrict the flow of coolant and cause problems with your engine.

Also, it’s never a bad step to give the front of your radiator a good once-over to make sure there is nothing clogging or blocking the metal slats, or “fins”. If there is anything, simply brush them with a nylon brush until the foreign particles are removed.

Finally, inspect the rubber o-rings on your radiator cap to make sure there is no wear and tear that would prevent the cap from making a good seal when it is closed. If there are any issues with the hoses or the cap, you’ll need to replace them.

If the fins are completely clogged or collapsed, you may have a larger problem than a simple flushing can cure. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your mechanic or any of the service technicians as Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC.

STEP FIVE: DRAINING THE RADIATOR

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The radiator drain valve, or ‘petcock’, is typically located at the bottom of the radiator and will be the only bolt-looking device there. To open the petcock, use a wrench or socket/ratchet to loosen the valve. Once it is open, gravity will take care of the rest. Just be sure the drain pain is placed where it can catch the fluids.

STEP SIX: FLUSHING THE RADIATOR

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Draining the radiator will not remove all of the old coolant so a good flushing is required. Here are the steps for flushing your radiator:

  • Use a garden hose to completely fill the radiator with water.
  • Start the car and let it run for 10 minutes. Stop the engine and let the car sit until the engine is cool again.
  • Open the radiator petcock and drain the radiator again. Be advised that this water will contain coolant toxins so handle with care.
  • Repeat this process two or three more times to ensure complete flushing of the radiator.
  • NOTE: you can purchase “radiator flush solutions” from any auto parts store to add to the water as you’re flushing the radiator. These solutions aid in preventing rust and oxidation within your radiator. Just be sure to flush out all of the solutions before filling the radiator with coolant.

STEP SEVEN: REPLACE THE RADIATOR COOLANT

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Close the radiator drain petcock and add your coolant/water mix. You can purchase engine coolant that is pre-mixed with water but if you get the concentrated coolant, you’ll have to mix it yourself. A good engine coolant mixture consists of 50% distilled water and 50% antifreeze. It’s a good idea to combine the two ingredients in a bucket before adding them to the radiator to ensure a good mix.

It is always a good idea to check the owner’s manual for specific coolant requirements or suggestions. If you cannot find that info in your manual, simply bring your car’s make, model, and year info to your local parts shop and they should be able to help you.

FINAL STEP: CLEAR THE AIR

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With the radiator cap still off, start your car and let it run for about 15 minutes with the heater turned on. This action will allow any trapped air to escape from the lines thereby making room for more coolant and preventing any damage to your radiator.  After the 15 minutes are up, replace the cap and remove the jack stand/jack from your car.  That’s it, you’re done flushing and winterizing your radiator.

We hope these tips will help you keep your vehicle running in tip-top condition year round. As always, if you have any questions or need any help with this or any other maintenance on your vehicle, give Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC’s service desk a call. We’re always ready to help you.

 

Great Halloween Safety Tips!!

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Halloween weekend is officially upon us. The time of year where local neighborhoods are filled with little trick or treaters scouring door to door for candy and good scares. Whether you’re taking part in these activities, or just expecting to be out and about this weekend, it’s important to remember a few safety tips before venturing out.

Drive Slowly

This one might seem obvious, but it’s an important thing to remember when you know there will be small children roaming the streets. It’s much easier to anticipate any dangers if you’re driving slowly. A great rule of thumb is to treat each neighborhood street as a school zone, and to keep your speed at 25 mph or lower. You never know when a little ghoul or goblin might run in front of your vehicle!

Turn on Your Hazards

If you’re in charge of taking the kiddos trick or treating this year, do other drivers a favor and let them know by turning on your hazard lights. This will alert drivers around you that you will be making frequent stops, and that you have people who will be entering and exiting the vehicle!

Keep Your Headlights On

Just because the sun might be out, doesn’t mean your vehicle is completely visible to pedestrians roaming the streets. In fact, glare from the sun, or poor visibility might make your car harder to spot, especially around sundown. Keep your headlights on (if you don’t have an automatic setting) to alert potential trick or treaters of your presence!

Finnegan Auto Group is committed to safety, especially when it comes to fun traditions such as Halloween! Remember to take the roads slow this weekend, and to keep an eye out for things you normally might not. Want to impress the kids? Take them trick or treating in a new Chevy, Buick, or GMC this weekend! Visit us online or in person for scary good Halloween offers on vehicles in stock! Happy Halloween!

How To Rotate Your Tires

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We are all familiar with basic car maintenance. Change the oil, monitor the radiator fluid level, get the brakes checked often… What few people stop to think about are the tires. Tires require maintenance to maximize their lifespan and the alignment of your car.

Rotating your tires is relatively simple in practice. Take the front ones off and put them on the back. Do the same thing, in reverse, with the back tires. If you have a jack stand at home, and a strong arm, then this task can be done in under an hour.

However, there are things you must do during the swap that few people consider. Here are some vital tasks you should have on your to-do list when handling this chore.

Check For Deformities

This is a perfect opportunity to look for things that might cause a blowout. For instance, you may have some glass or a nail embedded in the tire. When you remove a tire from the car, roll it gently. Study every square inch, and try to spot anything out of the ordinary. If you see something, take the tire in to the shop and see if it is something to worry about. The last thing you need is to have a flat tire waiting for you one morning!

Check The Treads

Checking the treads accomplishes two things: It sees if the tires are due to be replaced. It also helps you spot if your car’s alignment is beginning to go off. The test for both is the same. Grab a penny and stick it in each grove. If you can see Lincoln’s head, then it is time to replace the tire. If you can see different parts of Lincoln on different parts of the tire, then the alignment is off.

If if the alignment is off by a small degree, it is important you get it corrected. The longer the problem is allowed to fester, the more quickly negative changes will occur. It is cheaper to get the alignment fixed than to buy four new tires at the closest tire shop.

Check The Brakes and Other Parts

When the tire is off you can easily see the brakes and other key components of your vehicle. See if there are any noticeable problems. This check does not replace taking your vehicle in for an inspection, though it can serve as an indicator as to when you should schedule an emergency visit with a mechanic. The best way to spot a problem is to see if anything is wore out, or hanging weird. That is a sign that a seal or pipe has broken, making the car potentially problematic to drive. If the brake pads look thin, and you have been hearing screeches, then it is time to take the car in to have the brakes swapped out.

Do Not Be Afraid To Mix Things Up

When rotating tires, you do not have to use the same set. In many parts of the country, road conditions differ significantly from on season to the next. If you have multiple sets of tires in your garage, then pick the set that will work best with the average weather you will be having for the next couple of months. Just make sure that the tires are inflated before you put them on!

If In Doubt

If you do not have the experience or skills needed to do this, then do not attempt it yourself. Take the vehicle in to a shop and have them do it for you. More people have created trouble for themselves by trying to perform maintenance on their car without understanding the process than one would casually like to consider. Do not be one of the foolish – ask to watch and learn how to do it first!

If you’re looking for the most amazing service for your car anywhere, look no further than Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC in Rosenberg! Our factory certified technicians have all your service and repair needs met! Come see us today!

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Two Steps to One Sticker for Inspections and Registrations!

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Last week saw the implementation of the new Texas One Sticker Law. This law states that your vehicle will no longer be issued an inspection sticker and your registration sticker will serve as combined proof of inspection and registration.

The Texas Two-Step

Just like in the dance, there are two steps involved. The first step is the most critical, as you need to make sure you are in compliance with the new traffic law. From March 1, through to February 29, 2016, you can renew your registration if your vehicle has a current, passing inspection. On the flip side of this, if your inspection and registration stickers both expire in the same month, your vehicle will need to pass inspection prior to registration renewal.

The second step is to remember to renew your annual registration online, by mail, or in-person at your county tax office. At the time of registration, your inspection status will be verified electronically. A current, passing inspection is required for registration renewal. As of the first of this month of March, you have 90 days to complete both your inspection and registration. Remember though, that your registration is valid through the last day of the registration expiration month.

Money Means Everything

You might be asking yourself, “How much is this going to affect my wallet?” The answer is: not at all! After March 1, your inspection fee is the same, but you will pay it in two steps if your vehicle is inspected on or after the 1st. The inspection station’s portion of the fee is due at the time of inspection. The state’s portion of the fee is collected at the time of registration. The state’s portion of the inspection fees will be line-itemized on your registration renewal notice.

Two-Stepping Into Detail

Before the Texas DMV issues you your renewal notice, they are going to check the state inspection records for your last inspection. If your inspection record cannot be found, is expiring, or failing, you will not receive a registration renewal notice. In its place will be an Inspection and Registration Notice informing you that your record could not be located. It will state that you must get your vehicle inspected in order to renew your vehicle registration.

Online Renewal

If you have a current, passing inspection in the DMV database, you will be able to complete your online renewal and your new registration sticker will be mailed to you. If you don’t have a current, passing inspection, and you are unable to certify that the vehicle is out of state, you will need to obtain a passing vehicle inspection or visit your local county tax assessor’s office and present your current Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) to complete your renewal.

Renewal By Mail

If you have  a current, passing inspection in the database, your local county tax assessor’s office will process your renewal and your new registration sticker will be mailed to you. If you don’t have a current, passing inspection, your renewal will not be processed. Your county will request that you provide verification of inspection.

In-Person Renewal

If your inspection is current and passing in the database, the clerk will proceed with your renewal. Inspection will be verified electronically at the time of renewal.

Title Transfer and Private Vehicle Sales

If you have recently been given ownership of a vehicle from someone else, or you purchased a used vehicle via a private party sale and the inspection has expired, the vehicle will need a current, passing vehicle inspection before it can be titled and registered in your name. The state’s portion of the inspection fee will be due at the time of registration, only if the deal was completed on March 1, 2015 or later.

Special Cases

Self-certification of registration renewal is limited to:

  • Active Duty Military Personnel
  • Full-time students
  • Seasonal Texans: RV’ers, etc.
  • Apportioned vehicles
  • Elected Congressional officials

Only new passenger cars and light trucks purchased from a dealer, which have two years of initial inspection, will be eligible to receive two years of initial registration at time of title.

If you currently have a multi-year registration, it will remain valid until it expires, but you will still need to pass an annual vehicle inspection. You will receive a notice from the DMV on the month of your registration. If you do not complete the inspection and don’t pay the state’s portion of the fee to your county office within 30 days of your registration month, the remark “Verify Inspection” will be placed on your vehicle record for law enforcement purposes. New Texas residents are subject to the same regulations as long-term residents of the state.

Additional Information

If your vehicle passed inspection but the system is unable to electronically verify it, you may present the current, passing VIR you received from the inspection station to the county at the time of renewal. Your inspection will be verified manually, and you will be permitted to renew your vehicle registration.  If you’re renewing at a subcontractor location, like a grocery store, they may not accept your VIR as proof of inspection. Each county will determine whether their subcontractors verify inspection via VIR. If a subcontractor is not permitted to verify, you will be directed to the county office to complete your renewal.

At Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC we have all of your state inspection needs met. Our factory trained and certified technicians can get you in and out lickety-split! Come in and see us today!

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Dealing with Foggy Windows

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No matter how cold or hot it gets, how dry or humid it becomes, keeping your car’s temperature comfortable often means having to battle against frustrating foggy windows. In colder climates, staying warm by turning on the heater can cause the interior of your windows to fog up. In our hot and humid Houston area, turning the A/C on can cause the opposite issue, blurring the exterior of your windows.

Foggy windows has a lot to do with the combination of conflicting air temperatures and moisture content. On cold days, any moisture trapped inside your car turns to condensation when it hits air next to the windows are below a certain temperature, called the dew point. This condensation is what makes your car’s windows foggy. On hot and humid days, the opposite happens. When muggy air outside of your car reaches the dew point against your windshield after it’s cooled, it fogs up the exterior.

Dealing With The Cold

When it’s colder outside your car and your windows fog, a quick fix is to lower your car’s internal temperature by turning on the defrost vent with cool air or cracking a window. making the inside of your car cooler with help reduce the fog. Also turn on your car’s rear window defogger to help clear up the back window.

For a more comfortable solution, you can turn on the defroster and blow warm air (not hot air) across the windshield to evaporate accumulating moisture. If your car has a recirculate feature, turn it off. When the recirculate feature is on, the heat or A/C reuses the air inside of the car, instead of continually pulling in outside air. In cold weather, your aim is to draw in the dry air, not recirculate the same humid air around the cabin.

One more thing to remember is to keep your car glass as clean as possible, both inside and out. This way, when your glass fogs up, the problem isn’t just that your windshield is dirty.

Dealing With The Humidity

When our seasons down here in Texas finally get themselves in order, we’re going to be dealing with this problem on most mornings. When the air temperature and moisture level are greater on the outside of your car, moisture is going to condense on the outside of your windows when you turn your A/C on. The real trick in this scenario is to increase the temperature on the inside of the car to accumulate less moisture on the outside.

For just a quick fix, you can use your windshield wipers to help get rid of the condensation until you’ve balanced out the temperature. Another way to fight the fog is to warm up your car, turn down the A/C to the lowest, least cool level to increase the temperature without becoming too uncomfortable. If this isn’t working, just turn off your A/C completely.

Trying to see through fogged-up windows is a driving hazard, but with these tips you can help increase your driving safety no matter the weather. At Finnegan Chevy Buick GMC in Rosenberg, we have all the vehicles with state-of-the-art safety features you could ever want! Come swing on by and check them out for yourself!

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Is The New 5th Generation Camaro Z/28 Really Worth $75,000?

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Since 1967, the moniker of Z/28 has made us feel something. A slight tingling going down the back of your spine, the anticipation of wind rushing at your face, the sound of that small block V8 thundering down the highway. Forget the 1980s IROC-Z, the new Z/28 is back and represents 1960s retro done right. The only catch is that this mountain of muscle costs a modest $75,000 compared to its arch nemesis, the Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca with a $49,990 price tag. The question from all of our Camaro faithful is: “Is this car really worth the price?” We’re gonna give you all the facts first and then you can decided for yourself. You, the customer, is the one who has to make the monthly payments after all…

Z/28’s Performance is Legendary

Simply the name Z/28 elicits a whole range of emotions for people, even if you aren’t a gear head. The newest incarnation of this American Icon has been designed to lay down lightning fast laps on a road course. It was developed at the Nürburgring, Road Atlanta, Road America, Virginia International Raceway, and the GM Milford road course. From the fires of these racing forges, comes a Camaro with a port-injected 7.0-liter, naturally aspirated 505 horsepower, LS7 V8 from the previous generation Corvette Z06, with 481 pound-feet of torque. The LS7 in the Z/28 is fortified with new pistons and titanium connecting rods whose bearing inserts are now spray-coated for improved durability. It has a cold-air intake, revised exhaust headers, and a repackaged dry-sump oiling system.

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This car oozes power and sex appeal wrapped up in a package that hits 0-60 MPH in 4.4 seconds and a quarter mile in 12.7 seconds, at which point you’ll hit 116 MPH. It is only offered with a six-speed manual transmission (serious inquiries only) with a 7,000 RPM redline, and a 3.91:1 final drive ratio in 6th gear.  This car also comes standard with a cold air intake,  revised exhausted headers, and a repackaged dry-sump oiling system. The brakes are cross drilled, carbon-ceramic disc Brembos clamped together with 6 piston front calipers and 4 piston calipers on the rear. From 70 MPH, these top-of-the-line brakes can halt the Z/28 in 155 feet. As Car and Driver so elegantly put it: “Chevy’s Camaro Z/28 is a Boss 302 fighter raised on growth hormones and testosterone.”

World-Class Track Dominance

If all of these statistics sound incredible, that’s only on paper. Where the Z/28 really shines is out on the track, with you behind the wheel. The Z/28 comes equipped with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires that are basically street-legal racing tires. These tires are so sticky that during development testing, they stuck to the pavement better than the wheel rims and would slip around the wheels. This issue has since been remedied. The front tires are the same as the rear tires, which removes the Camaro’s tendency for understeer and the rubber has been sized up to 305/30 and mounted on lighter 19 inch aluminum wheels.

When warm, these Trofeo R tires can stick to the track like wads of chewing gum and in long, mid-speed corners, the Z/28 is perfectly capable of pulling 1.06 g’s of lateral force while staying stuck to the road, even in cold and damp track conditions. When pushed to the limits on a track, the Z/28 remains neutral and responsive to the driver, while a Torsen-type limited-slip differential can expertly deliver power on the corner’s exit.

It’s Got a Ride Smoother Than Silk

The Z/28 does not have any kind of magnetic ride control like in the ZL1, nor does it have any electronic components either. The spool-valve dampers in this car are also not driver-adjustable, nor are they adaptable to road conditions. Instead the spool-valve’s merit lies in tailor-shaped internal ports that improve the precision and effective range available to engineers as they tune the shocks. Each wheel also has its own data sensor that feeds data to the five-mode Performance Traction Management system that determins when to straighten the car with the brakes, reduce torque, or feed power to the rear wheels. The Z/28 even has a “fly mode”. While, no you cannot actually achieve liftoff in the Z/28, it will hold engine torque constant when the car goes airborne, rather than cut fuel like a typical Chevy.

The Light Heavyweight of the Camaro World

Now we get to real tricks of the Z/28’s trade, and that is weight management. The engineering team made great strides in making this the lightest weighing car in the Camaro lineup. The gold bow tie logo on the front grille has been removed, and in its place, a hollowed-out “flow tie” has been installed, which allows more air to flow into the engine bay at a rate of 88 cubic feet per minute. The Z/28 also removed everything from the car that wasn’t required by law or didn’t make this bad boy go faster. The result is only one speaker (required by law), no air conditioning, redesigned rear seats, no trunk trim or floor mats, and no emergency tire inflation kit (except in Rhode Island and New Hampshire). The rear windshield was even slimmed down by .01 inches to reduce weight by .9 pounds. The final weigh in for this fighter jet on wheels is 3,862 pounds. While it is not exactly light, it is still 35 pounds lighter than an SS 1LE, and over 300 pounds lighter than a ZL1.

Lightning in a Chevy

The final testament to the engineering prowess of the new Z/28 in the 5th Generation’s lineup, is its performance in the Car and Driver Lighting Lap of 2014. The $75,000 Camaro Z/28, after it was all said and done, finished fifth place within one tenth of a second behind the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, outpacing even the Corvette Stingray Z06. The only things faster? The Porche 918 Sypder, Nissan GT-R Nismo, SRT Viper TA, and the aforementioned Ferrari.

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So back to our original question: “Is the New 5th Generation Camaro Z/28 Really Worth $75,000?” Given all the statistics, and the fact that the only cars that can beat it cost $100,000 and upwards, our professional opinion is yes. Yes the Z/28 is really worth every penny of the $75,000 sticker price. Even better is that we have some new Z/28 Camaros on our lot at Finnegan Chevy Buick GMC in Rosenberg! Even if $75,000 is a bit out of your price range, that’s OK! We have plenty of ZL1, SS, RS, and base model LS Camaros, both automatic and stick shift! Come on by today and get a Camaro for everyone in the family!

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Stock Number: G13133
Vin Number: 2GKALUEK5D6157778
Model Code: 1LH26
Transmission: Automatic
Engine: 4-Cylinder SIDI DOHC
Color: Red

2013 Chevrolet Equinox Features and Options:

Safety and Security

  • Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Stability and Traction Control Systems
  • Daytime Running Headlights
  • Dual-Stage Airbags: Front, Driver, Passenger with Passenger Sensing System
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • 3-Point Safety Belts
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • LATCH System
  • Emergency Communication System
  • Anti-Roll Bar

Convenience

  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Steering, Windows and Locks
  • Keyless Entry
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Speed Control
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Trip Computer
  • Tachometer
  • Door Bins
  • Heated Door Mirrors

Entertainment

  • SiriusXM Satellite Rado
  • 6 Speakers
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD/MP3 Player
  • 7″ Diagonal Color Touch-Screen Display
  • Auxiliary/USB Port

The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is both comfortable and stylish. It’s the perfect family car, containing lots of storage for kids and all of their baggage! The spacious interior provides extreme comfort and is luxurious for all passengers. Thanks to it’s incredibly smooth and quiet ride, you won’t hear a sound or feel the bumps in the road, so your little ones can sleep on the way home. Packed with top of the line safety technologies, you can relax knowing you and your family are safe!

Finnegan Chrysler Jeep Dodge wants you to feel at home, treating you more like a close friend than a customer. We do everything in our power to get you the best deal on exactly what you are looking for. We serve Rosenberg, Texas and the surrounding areas. Visit us today to test-drive this 2013 Chevrolet Equinox!

Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC
26529 Southwest Freeway
Rosenberg, TX 77471
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(There is a chance that this 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is no longer available. Good thing we have several similar models in stock and ready for you! Please Contact Us for more information. New Sales: (281) 625-6068)

2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali Safety Features

Safety Features

Engineered with superior safety measures and features in mind to keep you and your passengers safe on the roads.

  • Head curtain side-impact air bags

Designed to reduce injury to the head and neck of the driver and passengers closet to the side of the cabins in some side-impact collisions.

  • Seat-mounted side impact driver and right-front passenger air bags

Designed to reduce impact and injury to the pelvic and thorax regions of the driver and front passenger in the event of a side-impact collision.

  • LATCH system (Low Anchors and Top tethers for children), for child safety seats

Offering the utmost security for your child’s car seat with the LATCH system. Securely anchor the car seat in the proper position for a safe and secure ride for your bundle of joy.

  • Rear Vision Camera

When the vehicle is placed in reverse, the Rear Vision Camera provides a clear display of what is immediately behind the vehicle. The image will appear in the rear view mirror or on the navigation screen on vehicles equipped with a navigation system.

  • Side Blind Zone Alert

Utilizes alternating beams of radar to check the lanes of traffic around you for vehicles that may be in your blind spots and displays a warning signal on the side-view mirror. Helping you avoid a potential collision with an unseen vehicle.

  • StabiliTrak® with Proactive Roll Avoidance

A combination of features that provide the driver with improved control over their vehicle and trailers. StabiliTrak, Proactive Roll Avoidance, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Sway Control all combine efforts to keep you vehicle on track and you in complete control.

OnStar Safety and Security Features

  • OnStar Automatic Crash Response

In most cases sensors detect when a collision has occurred and alert specially trained personnel that will be able to assist you in sending emergency services to your aid.

  • OnStar Hands Free Calling

Keeping you connected to your friends and family where cellphone service is unavailable. The built in service is designed to be more reliable with less frequent dropped calls and takes the phone out of your hands and keeps you focused on the road.

Locking your keys in your car can happen to anyone and with OnStar it will never be a worry for you again. Call and confirm your account information and they can have you back in your vehicle in minutes without the need to fuss with a locksmith.

  • OnStar Remore Horn and Lights

Forgetting where you parked your car can be quite common, but no worries with the Remote Horn and Lights service from OnStar. They can send a signal to engage the vehicles horn and lights, making it easier to track down your vehicle.

  • OnStar Remote Ignition Block

In the unfortunate event of your vehicle being stolen, OnStar Services can remotely block the engine making it impossible to start the vehicle on once the engine has been turned off.

  • OnStar Roadside assistance

You’re never without help with OnStar Services. With the push of a button operatives will be able to assist you with an empty gas tank, flat tire or a break down by contacting a local dealership, towing service or gas station.

  • OnStar Turn By Turn Navigation

Getting you where you need to go effortlessly. With just the push of a single button you can access directions you have saved or speak with an advisor for help.

As you can see GMC, our dealership, and this vehicle take your safety very seriously. Our dedicated team is excited and waiting to show this fantastic vehicle to you. Just click the FIND YOUR VEHICLE button and be connected to the premier GMC dealer in Sugar Land, Katy, and Rosenberg – Finnegan Chevrolet Buick GMC. BAM!

For a full list of the Safety features offered on the 2013 Yukon XL Denali click here.

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