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.

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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.