Monday, December 31, 2018

Thank You For A Blessed 2018 As We Look Forward To An Even Better 2019

We are so grateful to all our customers new and long ago new, along with all of our support team, our generous dealer, and so much more that has blessed us in 2018. We are a grateful bunch of people and it is our greatest pleasure to serve all of you to the best of our ability. And, now we are looking forward to even greater things in 2019.

Happy New Year from Paradise Chevrolet's Fleet and Commercial Team!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert | GM Fleet

If a vehicle enters your side blind zone, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert can help by alerting you to its presence. This available safety technology is a smart system to help keep you aware of what’s happening on the road. Watch to see how it can enhance your fleet and help your business.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018: ProScape + Crew Cab = Major Flexibility

Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet shows off the really cool ProScape body mounted on a crew cab 4500 Low Cab Forward chassis. M18529 is our stock number on this unit and you can see more about it here. Think of how many different ways you can use this body: As a landscaper, as a dry freight van body and much more. From the fold-down rear entrance to the side door access to the spacious interior, not to mention the huge crew quarters to get everyone to the job site in comfort.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Quick Tips: What Does Automatic Climate Control Do? | Chevrolet

Learn how using Automatic Climate Control in your Chevrolet can help you and your passengers achieve maximum comfort.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 12-19-18: New Chevy LCF Gas Unit with 14' Stakebed

Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet Fleet shows off the all-new Chevy 4500 Low Cab Forward. This unit has a 6.0 Gas V8 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission with many creature comforts such as power windows and door locks, AC, tilt-telescopic steering wheel and more.

This unit is equipped with a 14' Martin Flatbed with 48" Gates, and also is equipped with a Palfinger 2,000 lb. tuckaway liftgate with a 42" x 80" platform.

The best thing about this rig is that it will carry a lot of cargo and yet still has a very tight turning radius. The wheelbase on this rig is only 132" and that is about the same as a standard regular cab pickup truck with an 8' bed, and this unit sports a 14' bed, and yet turns sharper than the pickup would.

This is an example of our current stock #M18734 and you can see more about it here. Or, better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the perfect truck for your business.

See more of our inventory at

Subject to prior sale.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Silverado's 6.2L V-8 Named To Wards 10 Best Engines List

Dynamic Fuel Management technology 
makes the engine a top choice


DETROIT — The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has won a 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines Award. The award-winning 6.2L V-8 employs industry-leading Dynamic Fuel Management or DFM to save fuel without sacrificing performance.

“General Motors’ thundering 420-horsepower V-8 in the Silverado exemplifies how engineers continue to find ways to improve efficiency without giving up something in return. DFM determines 80 times per second exactly how many cylinders require fuel to meet power demands. And, incredibly, it uses as few as two cylinders to propel the full-size pickup down the highway,” says Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “The truly amazing part is the cylinder deactivation is imperceptible, so seamless that the only thing the driver notices is fewer stops at the pump.”

For the competition, WardsAuto editors evaluate every all-new or significantly improved engine or electric propulsion system available in production vehicles in the U.S. Vehicles must have a starting MSRP less than $64,000. The editors score eligible vehicles on horsepower, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness, and noise characteristics.

The 6.2L V-8 and the available 5.3L V-8 are the first V-8s available with Dynamic Fuel Management. Compared to Active Fuel Management, which alternates between eight- and four-cylinder modes, DFM features 17 cylinder patterns. That greater authority mixes cylinder patterns constantly to optimize efficiency and power delivery at all speeds.

“Chevrolet first introduced its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system in 2005, and Dynamic Fuel Management is a natural progression of the technology,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer. “Dynamic Fuel Management enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power you want, seamlessly delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy.”

The 6.2L with DFM — the largest and most powerful gas V-8 in the segment — is manufactured at GM’s Tonawanda engine plant in New York. It is SAE-certified at 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft of torque (623 Nm) and paired with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 Silverado is larger than before, including a wheelbase that is up to 3.9 inches (100 mm) longer and an overall length that is 1.6 inches (41 mm) longer, enabling both more cargo volume and more interior room for all cab lengths. Remarkably, it’s also lighter, weighing 450 pounds (204 kg) less than today’s truck when comparing crew cab V-8 models.

Silverado 1500 offerings include regular cab, double cab, and crew cab body styles, all available with 4WD.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Pace 2019 Daytona 500 In All-New Chevrolet Silverado

It’s the first time a pickup truck 
will pace The Great American Race


DETROIT — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find himself in a very familiar place at the 2019 Daytona 500: at the front of the pack.

Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to lead the field to green for the 61st running of The Great American Race. This is the first time the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck.

“I’ve had a lot of fun and a lot of success at Daytona over the years, and now I can’t wait to get out on that track in a Silverado,” said Earnhardt Jr. “Away from the track I’ve driven Chevy trucks all my life, and I’m excited to have this unique experience of pacing the Daytona 500 with the Silverado.”

In addition to winning The Great American Race in 2004 and 2014, Earnhardt Jr. was a two-time winner of the July race at Daytona, overall scoring four wins, 13 top 5 finishes and 19 top 10s in 36 NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt Jr. was voted the sport’s Most Popular Driver for 15 consecutive years.

“Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the perfect choice to pace the race because of his enthusiasm for the sport, his long history with Chevrolet and his love of trucks,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It’ll be exciting to have Dale lead the field to green in the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever.”

The Silverado pace truck is powered by a production 6.2L V-8 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It delivers 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Chevrolet has paced the Daytona 500 12 times, seven with Camaro and five with Corvette.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Chevrolet Reveals 2020 Silverado HD High Country Model For All-New Pickup

Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and High Country models 
offer different combinations of design, features, 
and technologies tailored for different customers 

DETROIT — Chevrolet knows no two truck customers are the same, and as such continues to expand its truck franchise with five distinct trim levels for the all-new Silverado HD: Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ, and range-topping High Country.

This follows the expanded range of customer choices on the all-new Silverado 1500, which has eight distinct trim levels. As with the 2019 Silverado 1500, each 2020 Silverado HD model offers a different level of design, features, and technology to meet the individual and rigorous demands of HD owners.

“Truck customers are very clear: They want the perfect truck for them and not a ‘one size fits most’ truck compromised for the masses,” said Mike Simcoe, vice president, Global Design, General Motors. “That insight shaped our strategy for the next-generation Silverado franchise, providing customers more differentiation between the Silverado 1500 and the Silverado HD as well as more personalization and differentiation between individual trim levels.”

For example, each of the Silverado HD models features distinct exterior design details including grilles featuring either the Chevrolet stamped bar or the iconic Chevrolet bowtie and a mix of black, body color, chrome or the two-tone metallic trim exclusive to High Country models.

“We took into account every detail of what customers expect, and how they will use their truck,” said Simcoe. “The results are unique versions of the Silverado HD equally at home working on a construction site or pulling a camping trailer.”

The 2020 Silverado HD goes on sale in mid-2019. Stay tuned for more details about the all-new 2020 Silverado HD — including images of Work Truck, Custom, and LTZ — closer to launch.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday, Dec 12th 2018: Dump Trucks Rule!

Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet Fleet shows off a Chevy 3500HD Regular Cab Diesel Chassis with the Allison Automatic Transmission and many optional features. This unit is equipped with a Knapheide 12' Steel Landscape Dump Body with swing-away rear doors and side access.

At Paradise Chevrolet Fleet, we sell a lot of Landscape Dump bodies and always have them in stock and ready to go. Some have bodies from a different manufacturer. You can see a selection of our Landscape Dump Bodies here. Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us know what your needs are.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Most Capable, Most Advanced Silverado HD Ever To Debut In February 2019

2020 Silverado HD is the third all-new Silverado in 18 months

DETROIT — When the 2020 Silverado HD debuts in February 2019 it will be the most capable and most advanced Silverado HD ever. It will also be the third all-new Silverado model from Chevrolet in just 18 months — each designed for different customers.
“We know the needs and priorities of heavy-duty customers are different than those of either light-duty or medium-duty customers,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD. “As such, we built a heavy-duty truck tailor-made for them that has more differentiation than ever before from light-duty models, offers advanced towing technologies to improve towing confidence and includes new features such as the integrated Bedstep, which makes it easier to access the bed while pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.”
Built at the Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Mich., the new Silverado HD’s design has a bold, sculpted form that follows its enhanced heavy-duty function, differentiating it from the light-duty Silverado. In fact, the 2020 Silverado HD exterior shares only the roof with its Silverado 1500 stablemate — every other piece of sheet metal is exclusive to Silverado HD.
“We set out to make a statement with the 2020 Silverado HD and wanted to visually capture the power and capability of the truck,” said Brian Izard, lead exterior designer for Silverado HD. “The result is a truck that looks like a piece of heavy machinery with modern, chiseled finishes and customer-focused details.”
The interior benefits from similar architectural changes made to the all-new Silverado 1500, including an additional 3 inches of legroom on crew cab models and a taller, more comfortable seating position.
Under the 2020 Silverado HD’s hood is a choice of two new powertrains: an all-new gasoline engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed transmission, or the Duramax Turbo-Diesel V-8, which delivers 910 lb-ft of torque through an all-new, Allison 10-speed transmission.
The 2020 Silverado HD also will offer all-new customer-focused trailering technology, significant increases in towing and payload capabilities and a host of technologies and features designed specifically for heavy-duty truck customers.
GM’s focus on understanding truck customers has helped build the most successful truck franchise in the industry over the last four years. Since introducing the industry’s first three-truck strategy with midsize, full-size light-duty and full-size heavy-duty trucks in 2014, GM has been the best-selling truck manufacturer for four consecutive years. The company has sold more than 600,000 pickups than the closest manufacturer from 2014 through the first three quarters of 2018.
That momentum is expected to continue with the launches of the new Colorado ZR2 Bison, all-new Silverado 1500, the all-new Silverado Medium-Duty trucks and now the all-new Silverado HD models.
The 2020 Silverado HD goes on sale in mid-2019, stay tuned for more details about the all-new 2020 Silverado HD.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

2018 Holiday Greeting | GM Fleet

From US Vice President Ed Peper and all of us at General Motors Fleet, we’d like to wish you and your family the best this holiday season. Here’s to a year of continued success and innovation!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Backroads with Bubba Wallace | Chevrolet

Take a ride with Team Chevy driver, Bubba Wallace, in his Chevrolet Tahoe as he walks us through his journey of becoming a NASCAR Cup Series driver.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Section 179 Tax Deduction Deadline Is Near! Take Maximum Advantage! Save Money!

Section 179 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 179), allows a taxpayer to elect to deduct the cost of certain types of property on their income taxes as an expense, rather than requiring the cost of the property to be capitalized and depreciated. This property is generally limited to tangible, depreciable, personal property which is acquired by purchase for use in the active conduct of a trade or business.

No need to spread the expense out, and you can take maximum advantage of this tax code, but time is running out. The end of this year is near. Call us at Paradise Fleet and let us help you get the equipment you need and help you save money by taking advantage of this great Section 179 deduction.

Call us at 951-252-2980.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 12-5-18: Let's Raise The Roof!

Rich McGrath with Paradise Fleet shows off a Chevrolet 2500HD Double Cab with a powerful 6.0 Gas V-8 engine with a 6-speed transmission with many interior and exterior optional features. This unit has a Harbor 8' Service Body with Stainless Steel open top lids, a material rack, and a Raised Cargo Bed Enclosure. Raising the lockable sliding 3-piece roof on this Cargo Bed Enclosure really expands the cargo area and keeps things out of the weather and out of sight. Harbor's Cargo Bed Enclosure slides on Teflon pads making it trouble free and more easily controlled in sliding and also in having it stay put where you want it.

Paradise Fleet typically has several of this model and configuration in stock ready to go out and go to work. You can see one example in our inventory here. Or, better yet, give us a call with your work truck needs at 951-252-2980.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

2018 Chevy Silverado – Employee Discount for Everyone Sales Event

The Chevy price you pay is what we pay. Not a cent more at the Chevy Employee Discount for Everyone Sales Event.* Explore the Chevy Employee Discount for Everyone Sale Event Offers:https://www.chevroletemployeediscount...

*Available on 2018 models and 2019 Equinox, Traverse, Colorado and Silverado 1500 LD, excluding select base trims. Not available with fleet sales and some other offers. Dealer fees are extra and will vary. At participating dealers. Take new retail delivery by 1/2/19.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Standard Material Rack vs Forklift Loadable Rack

Here's a quick video of the difference between a standard ladder or material rack, or it could be called a non-forklift loadable rack, versus the forklift loadable version. The easy way to tell in a hurry is that there are typically two sidebars that run the length of the rack that are a few inches apart. This allows one to put a load up against the sidebars and to help keep the load on the rack and also make it easy to tie the load down. The forklift loadable rack doesn't have that top full-length bar. Instead, it has what many call goal posts, which also allow you to put a load next to them to help keep it on the rack, and then that load can also be tied down. The big difference is the height of the load bars or crossbars. On the forklift loadable rack, the crossbars are higher than the full-length sidebar, which allows the load to be put onto the bars and then there is sufficient room for the forklift forks to be removed. On the standard rack, the load bars and the lower sidebars are the same height. If you have any other questions on this subject, or any others related to work trucks, contact the Paradise Fleet team at 951-252-2980, and visit our Fleet website at

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-28-18: 2018 Chevrolet 3500HD Diesel w/12' Combo Service Body

Rich McGrath of Paradise Fleet and Commercial shows off a 2018 3500HD 6.6 Diesel chassis with a Harbor 12' Combo Body. This is a very versatile rig combining the virtues of a service body and a work platform on the rear making it like a flatbed and service body in one combined with the added benefit of the lower height of the floor of the bed as compared to a flatbed.

We always carry a number of Combo Bodies in stock. To see our current inventory, see

Call us at 951-252-2980 with any questions. We are here to serve you!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Adrian Steel Bin Package In Chevy Van

Here is a general service Adrian Steel bin package installed by Commercial Van Interiors offering a great solution for many contractors. To learn more about the various van interior packages available, contact the Paradise Chevrolet Fleet team at 951-252-2980.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Combo Body vs. Contractor Body Explained

Here's a brief overview of what makes a Combo body. The Combo body is often confused with the Contractor body. The Contractor body is a flatbed with tool boxes on top and a Combo body is a service or utility body where the last compartment is removed and a work platform is added. The Combo body always has a steel floor, and the Contractor body typically has a wood floor, but it can also have a steel or aluminum floor. The other difference is that the Combo body has a much lower height work area than the Contractor body. If you have more questions, contact the Paradise Chevrolet Fleet team at 951-252-2980,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy ThanksGiving!

Giving Thanks is something we at Paradise Chevrolet try to remember to do every single day, and today is a day set aside by our government a long time ago for us all to come together, re-member, and give thanks for all our blessings. And, to enjoy some family time, great food, and fun! Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-21-18: Chevrolet 3500HD Diesel w/ 12' Knapheide Contractor Body

Rich McGrath with Paradise Chevrolet shows off one of their Chevy 3500HD Diesel Chassis with a sweet 12-foot Knapheide Contractor Body in black.

Paradise carries a wide selection of Knapheide Contractor Bodies and other brand Contractor Bodies as well. The Contractor Body is a very popular work truck. See more like this one here.

You can see all of our Contractor Bodies and all of our work trucks in stock at

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

2019 Chevy Silverado: Durabed | Chevrolet

We took the hardest-working part of the truck and redesigned it to be lighter, larger and stronger. With a combination of high-strength, roll-formed steel and more cargo volume than any competitor, Durabed has everything you need for work and play. Watch to learn more about the All-New 2019 Silverado and its bed that never rests.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Lock N Latch Drawer Unit from Adrian Steel

Adrian Steel's exclusive Lock N Latch Drawer Units feature key locking drawers and are so versatile they are included in many Adrian Steel van interior trade packages.

Paradise Fleet & Commercial carries a selection of various interior packages in vans ready to go to work today. Give us a call at 951-252-2980 or check this link to some of our current inventory: Upfitted Cargo Vans

Friday, November 16, 2018

Cargo Bed Enclosures Explained

The cargo bed enclosure does exactly what it states: It covers the cargo bed area, and it does this with a sliding lockable top. Sometimes people call it a roll-top. It's a great way to keep things out of sight and safe from much of the environment too. These tops come in two and three-piece units. The two piece unit opens up approximately half of the bed area, and the three-piece opens up about two-thirds of the bed area. The standard height, is at the top of the side lids, and then there are two other heights, one is cab-high, and the other is taller, often about 39" above the service body lids. Depending on what you intend to carry inside that bed area, this will determine the best cargo bed enclosure for your needs. If you have any questions, give the Paradise Chevrolet Fleet team a call at 951-252-2980, and you can also find a lot of information about truck bodies and truck body options and accessories on our Fleet website at

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-14-18: Call The Plumber That Has All The Tools!

Rich with Paradise Chevrolet shows off the great looking Express 4500 with a Knapheide KUV Plumber Style Enclosed Service Body. What a great chassis and body for a busy plumber, remodeler, or for that matter, any type of service business where carrying tools and supplies and keeping them out of sight and out of the weather matters.

We quite a number of these kinds of trucks in stock and many are smaller or lighter in GVWR or carrying capacity, but we also carry this kind of unit with much more carrying capacity and more space at the same time, yet is easily maneuvered in city streets and traffic.

Here's one example from our current inventory. It is our stock number M18804 and is a 2018 Chevrolet 4500 Express Cutaway HD Chassis with a 13' (actually it is 153.25", but we call it 13') Knapheide KUV Plumber Style (we call it that often because a lot of plumbers like this unit!) Enclosed Service Body. The truck has a 14,200 lb. GVWR to carry the weight and a strong V8 to move it down the road. Inside the body is plenty of space for all you need to bring to the job site.

See more about this unit here. Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and let us help you find the perfect rig for your needs right out of our massive ready-to-roll commercial truck inventory.

Thanks for watching!

Subject to prior sale.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Chevy Silverado – Chevy Black Friday Sales Event

Everyone’s excited about the Chevy vehicles at the Chevy Black Friday Sales Event.* Explore Chevy Black Friday Sales Event Silverado Current Offers:

*Take new retail delivery by 11/30/18. See dealer for details.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Exclusive Access to ZR2 Proving Grounds

General Motors gave us unprecedented access to their Yuma, Proving grounds. We got to see how they tested and developed the Chevy ZR2.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 11-7-18: My New Little Red Wagon!

Who needs white when you can have red? Here's a great little red wagon, or rather, a little red van ready to go to work and display you billboard at the same time. Excellent efficiency including great fuel economy, tight turning radius, low entry height and much more.

Get it while the getting is good! This is our stock #M18414 and is a 2018 Chevrolet City Express Van with dual sliding doors for easy loading on either side of the vehicle. See more about this unit here. Or, better yet, give our commercial truck team a call at 951-252-2980. Today is your day!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Is Everything You Want In A Truck

Combining the available technology, connectivity, and safety in the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup can help change the dynamics of your fleet.

In addition, the variety of engine, cab, and wheelbase combinations, as well as box delete and rear seat delete options, can give you a truly customizable work truck that can be configured to help you meet the exact demands of your fleet.

Colorado Utility Features

  • Upfit ready with box delete option
  • Rear seat delete option for additional cargo room
  • Three cab/box configurations to fit your fleet’s needs

See more specs on Colorado here.

At Paradise Fleet, we have a great selection of Colorado's in stock and ready to go to work today. Give us a call at 951-252-2980.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Take Advantage Of New Tax Benefits To Deduct Up To 100% Of Purchase Price

Certain Chevrolet vehicles are eligible for tax deductions of up to 100%. It's the perfect time of year to take advantage of the first year depreciation limits for 2018 tax savings. Other models can deduct up to $18,000 per vehicle

Tax rules for vehicle purchases have changed, which means businesses of every size have an opportunity to save. Coupes, sedans, small trucks, and small SUVs can deduct up to $18,000 per vehicle1, while larger trucks, SUVs, and vans can deduct up to 100% of the purchase price2. Consult your tax advisor for tax implications and savings opportunities.

Federal tax depreciation deductions are only available for vehicles used in a trade or business and are subject to change without notice. Each taxpayers’ tax situation is unique-please consult your tax advisor to determine your business’ vehicle depreciation deduction. For more information, visit This advertisement is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as tax advice, or as a promise of the availability or amount of any potential tax benefit or reduced tax liability.

Chevrolet models with up to 100% deduction include the Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, Silverado 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD, Express Cargo Van, Express Cutaway, Low Cab Forward models.

Chevrolet models with $18,000 max per vehicle are Chevrolet Bolt EV, Camaro, Corvette, Cruze, Impala, Malibu, Sonic, Spark, Volt and the City Express Van.

Information source is the GM Fleet website.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 10-31-18: Double Cab 8' Service Body Bargain!

Here's a great bargain for you: A new 2017 2500HD Double Cab with a Royal 8' Service Body with HD Rack and Master Locking System. This unit has the powerful 6.0 Gas V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. It is our stock number M171042 and you can find more about this unit while it lasts here. Better yet, call us right away at 951-252-2980.

Subject to prior sale.

Monday, October 29, 2018



LOS ANGELES — The 2018 Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player, Steve Pearce, was presented with an all-new Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss pickup in recognition of his strong performance at the plate and on the field as the Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series since they broke the “Curse of the Bambino” in 2004.

Pearce hit .333 for the Series (4-for-12) with a 1.167 slugging percentage thanks to three homers and a double. He drove in eight runs and scored five.

A media panel and online fan votes on, the club sites and the At Bat app helped determine the MVP Award winner.

“In a matchup of the two best teams in baseball, Steve Pearce’s performance on the field tonight and throughout the World Series truly embodies the same spirit that drives the Chevrolet team to win every day,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet. “We are proud to recognize Pearce’s tremendous efforts with the Willie Mays World Series MVP award and the all-new Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss pickup.”

Chevrolet has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball® since 2005 and an Official Partner of PLAY BALL, MLB’s collective effort to encourage young people to participate in baseball- and softball-related activities, since the program began in 2015. Through its Chevrolet Youth Baseball program in partnership with its dealers, Chevrolet has donated more than 150,000 equipment kits, raised more than $36 million, offered more than 1,800 free skills clinics to the public and impacted more than 7 million boys and girls across the U.S.

Chevrolet is also a proud sponsor of PLAY BALL, baseball’s collective effort to encourage young people and communities to participate in baseball- or softball-related activities, including formal leagues, events and casual forms of play.

2019 Silverado LT Trail Boss

The all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 was designed to offer a pickup truck and engine for every need. The Silverado LT Trail Boss features a balance of technology, efficiency and performance with added off-road equipment, including a 2-inch suspension lift and the Z71 Off-Road Package, including locking rear differential, skid plates, Rancho shocks, 18-inch wheels and Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires.

Vehicle Highlights:

  • 6.2L V-8 w/DFM standard
  • Best-in-class cargo box volume
  • All-new Durabed – the most functional bed of any pickup
  • A CornerStep bumper with larger footwells to make getting into and out of the bed easier in work boots
  • Off-road equipment, including a suspension lift and the Z71 Off Road Package

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Quick Tips: What Are Best Practices for Towing? | Chevrolet

Towing is great for work and play, and no one does it like Chevrolet. But there’s more to towing than just attaching something and driving. Check your Owner’s Manual to see the towing weight for your vehicle, make sure to use the proper materials and, if equipped, activate Tow/Haul mode to increase performance.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Step Up Your Productivity // Knapheide KUV

It’s important that you get the most out of your work tools, and your work truck is no exception. With numerous features aimed at making you more efficient and increasing your billable hours, it’s time to step up to a Knapheide KUV.

At Paradise Fleet, we have a great selection of Knapheide KUV bodies in different heights. See some of that selection here. Better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and talk to an actual person!

Monday, October 22, 2018

GM Breaks New Ground with the Industry’s First True, Optional Extended Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

October 15, 2018

GRAND BLANC, MICH. — Effective immediately, people buying new General Motors vehicles will have the opportunity to purchase a true, extended bumper-to-bumper limited warranty resulting in five years or 60,000 miles of coverage (whichever comes first) for Chevrolet and GMC customers, and six years or 70,000 miles for Buick and Cadillac customers. No other brand offers customers a true extended warranty.

“One of the best things about buying a new vehicle is the peace of mind that comes with the warranty,” said Ken Mac, director of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac Protection. “If you drive a Chevrolet, you know that any GM-brand dealer will take care of warranty repairs without paperwork, deductibles or exclusions. The same goes for Cadillac, GMC and Buick owners. Now, we’re offering people the opportunity to increase the duration of their bumper-to-bumper warranty far out into the future.”

The standard factory bumper-to-bumper limited warranty on Chevrolet and GMC products is three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. On Buicks and Cadillacs, it is four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

GM’s new warranty program differs in several important ways from service contracts, which are a popular way to protect against unexpected repairs.

The most important differences include:

  • The optional limited warranty is accepted without question by all Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers nationwide.
  • Any warranty service is completed without the need to file a claim form and with no deductible.
  • The warranty is in force no matter who owns the vehicle, so there’s no need to transfer coverage. This may enhance the resale value of the vehicle.
  • The option is included in the overall price of the vehicle and can, therefore, be folded into the loan or lease at the customer's request.

“People who lease typically keep the vehicle for 24-36 months, so most of them are always covered by the base bumper-to-bumper limited warranty,” Mac said. “But if you buy, analysts say you’ll likely keep your new vehicle for over six years. This true extended warranty can keep the average customers covered for most if not all of the time they own their vehicle.”

On average, new car buyers keep vehicles for about 6.8 years, according to IHS Markit.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

2019 Silverado 1500 Durabed Is Largest Pickup Bed

DETROIT — With best-in-class cargo volume, box depth, box length at the floor, plus a segment-leading 12 fixed tie-downs and exclusive power up/down tailgate, the 2019 Silverado 1500 is the most functional bed of any pickup. 

“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors. “We’ve added so many features and benefits that it deserves its own name – Durabed.”

Silverado now has 12 fixed tie-downs, and the strength of each of these has doubled from 250 lbs. to 500 lbs. of force before bending. An additional nine moveable tie-down points are available as well for even more cargo flexibility. Together, these 21-total tie-downs are the most of any full-size pickup.

The accessibility of the tie-downs has also been improved. Tie-downs are now located at varying heights to offer customers greater versatility in what they can secure and haul.

The Durabed truck bed, standard on all 2019 Silverado 1500 models, also includes larger cutouts in the GM-exclusive CornerStep bumpers to better accommodate steel-toed boots.

Durabed is also available with integrated, in-bed LED lighting and a 110/120-volt power outlet. A light at the top of the rear cab comes standard on all Silverado models

The 2019 Silverado 1500 will also be available with four tailgate variants:

  • Standard gate: a manual gate with no lift assist; manually lockable (with key)
  • Standard Gate with Lift Assist: a stamped gate that includes lift assist; manually lockable (with key)
  • Power Lock/Release: includes lift assist and automatic release; power lockable
  • Industry-exclusive power up/down: available on the LTZ and standard on High Country, the tailgate raises or lowers using the key fob, touchpads on the gate or button in the cabin. Includes lift assist, automatic release, and power closing; power lockable

The 2019 Silverado goes on sale this fall.

Friday, October 19, 2018


More torque, higher horsepower, and better city mpg 
over previously standard 4.3L V-6

Oct 10, 2018

DETROIT — The all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the technologically advanced 2.7L Turbo offers full-size truck customers a capable and efficient choice with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg city/23 mpg highway in rear-wheel-drive models.

To achieve both better performance and overall efficiency, engineers made smart choices with engine technologies, advanced manufacturing and the use of mixed materials. The base curb weight of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with the 2.7L Turbo is 380 pounds less than the current Silverado with the 4.3L V-6, despite having more interior room and cargo space.

“The new Silverado 2.7L Turbo delivers impressive performance and fuel efficiency,” said Tim Asoklis, Silverado chief engineer. “It’s fun to drive every day — quick from the start and pulling hard under acceleration. With up to 23 mpg on the highway, the truck is efficient while still offering plenty of capability to tackle weekend projects and trips to the lake.”

Standard on LT and RST trim levels, the 2.7L engine offers 14 percent more torque and 13 percent better city fuel economy and it is more than a full second quicker 0-60 mph than the 4.3L V-6 it replaces. The Silverado city fuel economy also exceeds the standard 3.3L V-6 engine offering in the Ford F-150 XLT (EPA-estimated 19 mpg city) and matches that of the Ram 1500 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid (EPA-estimated 20 mpg city).

The new Silverado also delivers the largest cargo volume of any full-size truck on the market, so customers don’t have to sacrifice space for efficiency. They’ll also enjoy Silverado’s full-size truck capability and durability. The new 2.7L Turbo engine delivers an SAE-certified 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque, exceeding Ford’s 3.3L V-6 and Ram’s 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid by 31 percent and 29 percent respectively. The Silverado 2.7L Turbo reaches its peak torque more quickly than Ford or Ram engines in the segment and delivers it from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. Customers will feel that power as the truck can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. Its max towing capacity is 7,200 pounds and there is a 2,280-pound max payload.*

Developed from the outset as a truck engine, the new 2.7L Turbo integrates many different innovative technologies to support engine performance and efficiency, including:

  • An innovative double overhead cam valvetrain that enables high- and low-lift valve profiles, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).
  • A dual-volute turbocharger housing for improved throttle response, low-speed torque, and virtually no turbo lag.
  • Chevrolet’s first application of Active Thermal Management, which uses targeted engine heating and cooling across the entire powertrain system to create optimal conditions for optimal fuel economy and recover otherwise wasted exhaust heat for faster engine and transmission warm up.
  • Stop/start technology that automatically stops the engine in stop-and-go traffic for fuel efficiency.

The engine was subjected to months of nonstop testing to simulate a lifetime of maximum hot and cold cycles. This is in addition to more than 475,000 validation tests and 1 million miles of real-world testing to deliver the durability and performance Chevrolet truck customers demand.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers eight trims paired with six engine/transmission combinations so every customer can find the right truck to match their unique performance, efficiency, technology and value requirements

*Requires regular cab, available for fleet customers only at this time

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday 10-17-18 - Secret Hidden Storage Haven!

This secret hidden storage haven is called a transverse compartment and is available on any utility or service body from the 2500HD 8' single rear wheel to the 11' or longer body on the dual rear wheel models, including the upcoming 2019 4500-6500HD medium-duty models as well as the current Low Cab Forward tilt-cab chassis.

This option can be configured in numerous ways, and what is shown here is a 3-drawer setup which would be ideal for contractors who use a lot of small fittings and such in their business. Just imagine the number of small parts that can be carried in these long drawers! Yet nobody knows they are there until you pull the drawers all the way out as in the top photo.

With the transverse compartment, you do lose a little bit of storage space in the bed area but it is up against the cab. But, now you can reach anything in the bed without climbing up in the bed area. Also, the compartment typically only goes through the bed area to the backside of the opposite side compartment like the one shown, but it can be set up to go all the way through the body too.

The truck shown is a Knapheide service body and is shown in a 9' dual rear wheel body on a 60" cab-to-axle 3500HD. This is a great unit which will carry a lot of weight and still has the turning radius almost the same as a standard pickup truck.

There are so many solutions that you may not be aware that we can customize just for your business.

If this option is something that would benefit your business, give us a call at 951-252-2980 and we will be happy to get the perfect configuration for you.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2018 Chevrolet Police Tahoe PPV – Safety Features | GM Fleet

We know protecting those who help protect us is of the utmost importance. Learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Police Tahoe PPV’s available safety features to help keep our officers stay safe.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Commercial Vehicle Financing - GM Financial | GM Fleet

Fleet owners typically purchase several vehicles per year. Typically with each fleet vehicle purchase, there is a long process of financial statements and business documents that must be submitted before credit approval. GM Financial can take the hassle out of commercial vehicle financing. GM Financial can pre-approve you for the next 12 months. With this, you can reserve funds to purchase or lease vehicles as you need them. Get a GM Financial line of credit today.

Call us at 951-252-2980 for more information.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Behind The Business: Goodman Networks | GM Fleet

At Paradise Fleet, we have the expertise and the inventory to keep your business doing its best. Call us at 951-252-2980 and check out our inventory at

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday Oct 10, 2018 - Landscaping Is A Year-Round Business!

In Southern California and the Southwest, landscaping is not seasonal. It is a year-round business. There is always something to do in keeping landscaping in good shape and growing well, whether it is cutting down, trimming, mowing, removing leaves and other debris, laying new sod, just to mention a few. And, having the right truck that can haul materials to and from a job, but also dump it out when needed and carry tools and team members wherever they job takes them is a benefit to efficiency and effectiveness, as well as benefiting the bottom line.

Enter the 10' Scelzi Steel Landscape Body mounted on the Chevrolet 3500HD dually Crew Cab that seats six passengers nicely. With a 13,200 lb. GVWR, this truck can carry the load, and with the 6.6 Duramax diesel and 6-speed HD Allison transmission, you can even tow other equipment as needed and do it with plenty of power and great fuel economy as well. It's the perfect landscape truck!

This unit is our stock number M17732 and you can see more about this truck and body here. Or, better yet, give us a call at 951-252-2980 for more information on this or other trucks that we have ready to go to work in stock.

Subject to prior sale.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Get Organized with Service Body Drawers!

Service Bodies, which are sometimes called Utility Bodies are one of the most popular truck bodies in the U.S., and for good reason. They have lockable compartments with shelves, typically open-top lids for small parts or long tools, and bed area similar to an 8' pickup bed area, and more.

There are many who carry small parts to do work in the field, or they want to organize their tools and such. In this case, the service body drawers are the perfect answer. They are available in different sizes. In this image, there are three 3" and two 5" tall drawers. In addition, you can one drawer or the maximum that will fit in the compartment, and of course, you can have them installed in multiple compartments as well, including the horizontal compartment.

Get organized with HD drawers! Call us at 951-252-2980.

Friday, October 5, 2018

DECKED | Ultimate Storage, Maximum Function

DECKED designs and manufactures fully engineered, 100% American Made truck bed storage systems with a true 2000 lb payload and a steel subframe. The DECKED system will keep your tools and gear dry, secure and organized. Just think of the possibilities for your next truck!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Work Truck Wednesday Oct 3, 2018: Moving Stuff Efficiently

Today for the October 3rd Work Truck Wednesday, we want to highlight a truck that can carry a lot of stuff safely and efficiently, and do it for a very long time to come.

This is a new 2017 Chevrolet LCF 4500 which sports a 14,500 lb. GVWR so it can carry some heavy things, and it is equipped with an American Truck Body 16' Stakebed with 48" wooden removable gates.

It is efficient in that this unit has an Isuzu made diesel 4-cyl engine with plenty of torque and is designed to go beyond 300k miles, so it will outlast many other units. It is a heavy duty truck that is designed to run at maximum GVWR 100% of the time. Just look at the wheels and lug nuts to see some of that. 

It is efficient in space. This unit has the turning radius similar to a pickup truck because of its design. With only a 150" wheelbase, it sports a 16' truck body. This is because the cab is on top of the front wheels allowing for maximum cargo space in this small physical imprint. So maneuverability in tight city quarters is a great benefit.

This unit is also fun to drive and you have excellent visibility due to the large windshield and the extra height. The cab also tilts allowing easy access to the majority of the engine.

From the HD frame to the HD axles to the HD wheels, and fuel-efficient and long-life motor, this truck may be the best bargain in a long time in your operation.

This unit is our stock number M17485 and you can find out more specs and information here. Call us at 951-252-2980 to arrange a test drive and discuss your needs.

Subject to prior sale.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Silverado Concepts Show Personalization Possibilities

2019 Silverado 1500 launches full suite of truck accessories and performance parts, offering customers more personalization choices for the all-new truck

DALLAS — Chevrolet introduced a stylized 2019 Silverado High Country today at the State Fair of Texas, highlighting Chevrolet’s collection of truck accessories and performance parts for the all-new Silverado.
The High Country is one of four concepts Chevrolet will introduce this fall, each designed to showcase how customers can accessorize the new Silverado to suit their personalities.
“We know every truck customer is unique, which is why the Silverado offers eight trims, each with a different combination of technology, performance and design,” said Hugh Milne, Silverado marketing manager. “With a full catalog of accessories and performance parts, we offer exponentially more ways for customers to build their ideal truck. And, unlike certain aftermarket components, these are designed, engineered and validated to the same engineering standards as the Silverado itself, and backed by Chevrolet.”
The catalog of genuine Chevrolet performance parts and accessories includes step kits and tonneau covers, illuminated bowtie emblems, cargo bed storage boxes, brake systems and suspension lift kits. These parts were designed and developed along with the new truck, for seamless design and performance integration. GM-designed parts are validated to the same rigorous standards as the factory-installed components, and are warranted by Chevrolet when installed at the Chevrolet dealer.1 Associated Accessories are developed and backed by third-party companies, and are reviewed by Chevrolet to determine proper fitment.1
Customers can shop online for the parts at and choose home or dealer delivery, as well as select dealer installation.
All four personalized Silverado models will go on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. They include:
Silverado High Country Concept

Envisioned as a premium outdoor truck, the accessorized High Country model on display at the State Fair of Texas through Oct. 21 blends high style, functionality and enhanced performance, including the all-new segment-exclusive Power Up-Down tailgate. Chevrolet’s concept vision starts with a two-inch suspension lift and concept bronze exterior accents, including the grille and 22-inch wheels. The following available accessories and performance parts enable customers to replicate the look and functionality of the show vehicle. They include:
Chevrolet Performance
  • Two-Inch Suspension Lift (see description below).
  • Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers.
  • 6.2L Cat-Back Dual Exit Exhaust Upgrade System.
  • 6.2L Cold-Air Intake Upgrade System.
Chevrolet Accessories
  • Illuminated Gold Bowtie Grille Emblem.
  • Chrome tailgate handle.
  • Chevrolet Performance cold-air intake.
  • Underseat organizer.
  • Center console lockable storage box.
  • Front-row premium all-weather floor liners with Chevrolet script.
  • Rear-seat infotainment system with DVD player.
Associated Accessories
  • Embark Power Max Retractable Tonneau Cover by Advantage®.

Silverado LTZ Concept

This concept highlights the trailering technologies available on the 2019 Silverado 1500 designed to enhance trailering confidence, as well as performance parts for the 5.3L V-8. The Z71-equipped show vehicle also features the following dealer-available accessories and Performance Parts:
Chevrolet Performance
  • 5.3L Cold-Air Intake Upgrade System.
  • 5.3L Cat-Back Single Exit Exhaust Upgrade System with Chevrolet Bowtie Logo Tip.
  • Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers.
Chevrolet Accessories
  • Trailering Camera Package: a removable accessory camera which when mounted to a trailer can be viewed through the vehicle’s center stack display.
  • 22-inch chrome multi-spoke aluminum wheels.
  • Illuminated Black Bowtie Grille Emblem.
  • Chrome wheel-to-wheel six-inch rectangular assist steps.
  • All-weather floor liners with Z71 badge insert.
  • Underseat organizer.
  • Center console lockable storage box.
  • Rear-seat entertainment system.
Associated Accessories
  • Embark Manual Retractable Tonneau Cover by Advantage®.

Silverado RST Off Road

The sporty, monochromatic styling of the new Silverado RST trim heads off the highway with this extreme trail-inspired concept in Cajun Red that incorporates a two-inch suspension lift from the factory and a new Off Road Appearance Package offered through dealers. The package features a sport bar, off-road assist steps and a soft, roll-up tonneau cover. The concept also features auxiliary lighting from Baja Designs. The roster of dealer-available accessories and performance parts includes:
Chevrolet Performance
  • Two-inch Suspension Lift.
  • 5.3L Cold-Air Intake System.
Chevrolet Accessories
  • Soft roll-up tonneau cover with the Chevrolet bowtie logo.
  • Sport Bar Package with the Silverado logo.
  • Sport assist steps.
  • 18-inch off-road wheels in Carbon Flash and off-road tires.
  • Illuminated Black Bowtie Grille Emblem.
  • Silverado Custom emblems in black.
  • Black tailgate lettering.
  • Side-mounted bed storage box.
  • Center console lockage storage box.
  • All-weather floor liners with Z71 badge insert.
Associated Accessories
  • 40-inch LED light bar by Baja Designs.
  • Off-road Squadron sport lamps by Baja Designs.
  • Rear underseat lockbox with combination lock by Tuffy Security Products.

Silverado RST Street

With a decidedly aggressive appearance, the RST Street concept exudes attitude. Based on the new RST trim for the 2019 Silverado 1500, the concept’s striking stance is achieved with a concept lowered suspension system and concept body-side graphics, backed up with Chevrolet accessories and performance parts that lend a more authoritative look and sound to the available 5.3L V-8 engine. This concept also shows concept carbon fiber-look parts, including a grille bar, mirror caps, door handles and interior trim.
The Chevrolet Accessories and Performance parts available on and at the dealer include:
Chevrolet Performance
  • 5.3L Cold-Air Intake System.
  • Six-Piston Brembo® Front Brake Upgrade System with Color-Matched Rear Calipers.
Chevrolet Accessories
  • Black Silverado nameplate.
  • 22-inch wheels in high-gloss black.
  • Front and rear molded splash guards.
  • Front-row premium all-weather floor liners with Chevrolet script.
Associated Accessories
  • Exhaust tips (two-piece) in carbon fiber by Borla.
  • Cat-back exhaust, 5.3L dual-split rear by Borla.
  • One-piece hard tonneau cover by UnderCover.
  • 200-watt powered subwoofer and 200-watt DSP Amp kit by KICKER.
About Chevrolet Silverado Performance parts
Chevrolet Performance parts for the new Silverado were developed to make the most of what the propulsion, braking and suspension systems can offer. For example, the following Chevrolet Performance parts for the new Silverado are 50-state legal and their installation does not void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty:
  • Chevrolet Performance Two-inch Suspension Lift. Leverages the same components as the factory two-inch lift on Silverado Trail Boss models. Available for most 2019 Silverado configurations, it offers new front and rear monotube dampers, front half-shafts (for 4x4 models), jounce bumpers, spacers and replacement fasteners. Also included is a dealer-installed electronic power steering calibration and front camera reconfiguration (if equipped), ensuring that all driver assist systems are maintained. (Expert installation by dealer is recommended.)
  • Chevrolet Performance Front and Rear Brake Upgrade System. For braking by the numbers, the Chevrolet Performance Brake Upgrade System simply adds up. The system centers around 410 mm x 32 mm (16.1-inch x 1.3-inch) Duralife™ rotors that feature a hardened surface to reduce corrosion and provide quieter braking with less vibration. Coupled with Bright Red Chevrolet Performance Brembo® six-piston fixed aluminum calipers, this upgrade system means serious business with a 22 percent increase in rotor area over stock and 89 percent increase in brake pad area to increase system thermal capacity. Color-matched red rear brake calipers are also available. (Systems require at least 20-inch wheels. Only GM-approved wheels and tires should be used. See dealer for additional details and restrictions.)
  • Chevrolet Performance Cold Air Intakes for 5.3L and 6.2L engines. Offering 13 percent and 17 percent airflow restriction improvements, respectively, over the stock 5.3L and 6.2L air intake systems, these are designed to let the Silverado’s V-8 engines breathe deeper and add a performance appearance under the hood. Both air intakes are 50 state legal.
  • Chevrolet Performance Cat-Back Exhaust Systems in 5.3L Single Side Exit, 5.3L Dual Exit and 6.2L Dual Exit.  With an increase in horsepower of up to 7, 10 and 13 respectively, these systems also reduce backpressure and are fabricated with 304 stainless steel pipes.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is on sale now, offered in eight trims and six propulsion combinations. MSRP starts at $29,795 (excludes tax, title, license, optional equipment and dealer fees.)
1. Accessories installed by an authorized GM Dealer will be covered, parts and labor, for the longer of the following: a) 12 months/12,000 miles (whichever comes first), or b) the balance of the applicable portion of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. See your dealer for details. Accessories (i) purchased at a dealership (but not installed by a dealer), (ii) shipped directly to a customer, or (iii) not requiring installation, will receive the standard GM Dealer Parts Warranty of 12 months from the date of purchase, parts only, regardless of miles. Associated Accessories are provided by independent companies and are not warranted by GM or its dealers. The independent company providing an Associated Accessory, rather than GM, is responsible for the safety and quality of Associated Accessories. For more details on exhaust system compliance with local and state noise ordinances, trailer weight rating calculations, cargo limitations, load trailer weight capacities and possible installation charges incurred with certain accessories, contact your local GM Dealer.
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3. App functionality and features vary with vehicle equipment and trim level. Device data connection may be required. Available on select Apple and Android devices. Some features require connected vehicle services trial or active plan and working electrical system.