Even before you start looking for a new or used car, truck, or SUV that’s right for you, it’s important to talk financing.
Most people are surprised to learn how competitive GM financing is with interest rates comparable to local banks. In fact, our Harrisonburg VA car dealership offers some of the most competitive rates in the area.
But it’s not just competitive interest rates that make GM financing worth a serious look.
What Makes GM Financing So Attractive
Getting the best interest rate you can for your car loan is one of the most important aspects of your loan terms.
At Joe Bowman Auto Plaza, we’ll work with you to find the very best rate possible, but we’ll also work to find you the best loan terms.
The 2024 Corvette E-Ray: Quickest Accelerating Corvette Ever
It’s been 70 years and eight generations in the making, but the quickest accelerating Corvette ever built is here. The 2024 Corvette E-Ray is the hybrid sports car that’s a super car of contrasts—exceptional performance and practicality. The E-Ray is a sports car first on many fronts. It doesn’t just have all-wheel drive, it has e-AWD, an electrified all-wheel drive system that works in tandem with its LT2 V-8 engine.
Hybrid Powertrain: The Most Revolutionary Corvette Ever Built
In 2020, Chevy introduced a mid-engine layout with the C8 generation. Now with the new all-wheel drive hybrid variant, Chevy changes the game again.
When Chevy says, “Welcome to the big league,” they mean it. And with good reason. The 2023 Chevrolet Suburban was named Best Large SUV for Families by US News & World Report two years running.
But what makes the Suburban the vehicle that helps you live your biggest life?
Take a look.
2023 Chevrolet Suburban: Spacious Interior Families need room and the Suburban gives it to them! Its spacious interior includes generous second and third row leg room, allowing all passengers to feel like they are riding in first class.
And cargo space? The 2023 Chevy Suburban has best-in-class max cargo volume of 144.7 cubic feet. You can also use a cargo management system as well as a hands-tree power liftgate. No matter what you’re stowing, these features simplify your ...
Want to turn your smartphone into a mobile command center for your vehicle? You can with the myChevrolet App.
Seriously, just about everything can be downloaded at the tip of your finger. From scheduling service visits at our Harrisonburg, VA car dealership to locating your vehicle in a busy parking lot.
But that’s just the beginning. Here are 10 great features of MyChevrolet app.
Schedule Car Service Need to schedule service for your Chevy? Do it all from the app. Just set your preferred dealer and your appointment time. The app also lets you check for recalls and the next required maintenance for your vehicle.
Locate Your Vehicle This is a handy feature! If you’ve ever forgotten where you parked your vehicle, Vehicle Locate can help you find it, including if ...
Once you’ve done your financial homework, you’re ready to step into the used car world. That’s really when it can be overwhelming! There are thousands of cars for sale, many of them listed through private buyers. But here’s what’s surprising. More and more consumers are turning to car dealerships like Joe Bowman Auto Plaza to...
2023 Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV: What’s the Difference?
Chevy continues to up the ante on all-electric cars. When the Chevy Bolt EV first debuted in 2017, it took the world by storm. Now with the addition of the Chevy Bolt EUV, the company once again shows us why it’s the frontrunner in electric vehicles.
Both models seat five and have a 200-horsepower permanent magnet single motor driveline. Both have available large 10.2-inch touchscreens for Android and Apple CarPlay. Plus, both charge fast and have some driver assistance aids. But what makes them different? Let’s take a look.
2023 Chevy Bolt EV
The Bolt EV is a subcompact, smaller than the EUV. With a maximum driving range of 259 miles—more than the EUV—it has 57 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold down the seats.
The Chevy EV has 93 cubic feet of passenger room. It doesn’t offer as...
The trick, however, isn’t really to find a used car, is it? The trick is to buy a vehicle that you feel good about. No second thoughts when you plunk down your money.
There’s nothing worse than realizing after the sale you just bought someone else’s problems! How can you avoid that? We offer up three secrets to help you buy with confidence.
Used Car Buying: Privately or Dealership? Privately--If you can place an ad, you can list a car for sale. That’s how easy it is to find a used car or truck. If you choose to go the private route, recognize you’ll have to do a little more homework to protect yourself and your potential investment.
Check Engine Light: Why It Comes on and What You Should Do
It may be the most misunderstood indicator on your dashboard, and that is the check engine light. Part of your car’s onboard diagnostic system, it comes on when it finds a problem it can’t correct.
It may either flash or remain static. In either case, something is amiss with your vehicle. In this article, we break down the 7 main reasons your check engine light comes on and what to do if it does. Check Engine Light: Static or Flashing
If you see a yellow check engine light on your dashboard, it does mean your vehicle needs mechanical attention. The good news is it’s most likely not something catastrophic like engine failure.
Still, you should take your car in for diagnostic tests ASAP. If the light is blinking, or if the light is solid red or orange, it’s a much bigg...
Is Your Car Suddenly Using More Gas? 9 Causes to Investigate
harm your engine Nobody has to tell you that gas is expensive. That’s why it pays to keep your vehicle as fuel efficient as possible.. But what happens if your car is suddenly using more gas?
There are nine main reasons gas mileage might dip or take a big nosedive! Here’s what our service department recommends you investigate. You’ve Got Tire Issues One of the first things our technicians look for when there’s a sudden loss of fuel efficiency are issues with the vehicle’s tires.
If tires are low on pressure then it’s harder to move the vehicle, and that forces the engine to work harder. Heck, the whole vehicle will be harder to move because the tires won’t be round.
Thinking about trading in a car that’s not paid off because you’ve found a new car you’d really like to buy? Should you?
The short answer is that depends.
When money is still owed on a vehicle and you want to trade it in for a new one, there are two possible scenarios. One is more advantageous than the other. But for both, you should proceed with caution.
Positive and Negative Equity
The first is positive equity which is when the value of your vehicle is worth more than amount owed on the loan.
This is the most advantageous position between the two. It’s like having money to apply towards your down payment. More about that in a minute.
The second is much riskier. When your vehicle isn’t worth as much as the amount owed, negative equity occurs. ...
Potholes, poorly maintained roads, running into curbs, you name it. So many road conditions can cause the alignment on your vehicle to go out. But does it really matter to the overall health of your vehicle? Absolutely!
A front end alignment which is simply your wheels pointing in the right direction is critical to the proper functioning of your car.
Even the slightest wheel misalignment can affect your vehicle’s performance and your handling of it. In fact, a front end alignment is so important that when you buy a new car, the manufacturer has to verify that the alignment has been performed, and that it is correct.
Chevrolet is no exception! Safety is their top priority. And, in short, a front end alignment is all about safety on the road.  ...