Archive for May, 2010

Gas Mileage TipsWith the summer months upon us, the average driver tends to put more miles on his or her vehicle…which in turn results in more money spent on gas. So whether you drive an incredibly fuel efficient new car, or an old clunker that’s seen better days, here are a few quick tips to eek every last mile out of your gas tank.

1. Slow it Down.

Slowing down your driving habits will take you a long way in terms of achieving better gas mileage. While it might not sound like the most ideal solution for the lead footed driver buried inside us all, you’d be surprised at what you can achieve by driving a little more conservatively. Test it out for a week. Accelerate a little slower, start to break a little sooner, and drive the speed limit (in reality, driving 5-10 miles over the speed limit doesn’t really save that much time.) After a week, you’ll be surprised at how much you start to save on gas. As a bonus, your more “responsible” method of driving will help to make the roads safer for everyone. We’re not saying to drive 15mph under the speed limit, or to accelerate at a snails pace…just tone it down a little.

2. Check Your Tires.

This one should be a no-brainer, yet is the most often overlooked item when it comes to maintaining better fuel economy. Under inflated tires have a higher resistance to rolling, causing your vehicle to require more gas to keep moving. That 50 cent trip to the air compressor at a gas station could save you tons down the road. The added bonus here? Properly inflated tires will also wear more evenly, helping them to last longer. [More]

Chevy Duramax DiselThe Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel is one of the most sought after trucks in the WNY and Buffalo Area. With its 6.6 Liter turbo-diesel V-8 engine, offering 365 horsepower at 3200 RPM with 660 pound per feet of torque at 1600 RPM, it’s the ultimate workhorse. It should come as no surprise that they’re difficult to find here in Western New York. At Heinrich Chevrolet, we understand that the need for these trucks exist more now than ever. That’s why we always make it a point to have a wide selection of Chevy Silverados in stock at all times.

Whether you’re looking for a regular cab, crew cab, or extended cab in 2WD or 4WD, you’ll always find it here at Heinrich Chevrolet in Lockport, NY. With one of the widest selections of Chevy Trucks in the Buffalo, NY area and the most affordable financing around, there’s no reason not to browse new and used trucks today!