Monday, December 30, 2013

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Coming in the Future to Jim Butler Chevrolet

Just when you thought the corvette couldn't get any better, Chevrolet comes out with a new corvette to top the last. Details on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette have been leaked and Jim Butler Chevrolet is here to fill you in!

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette’s eight-speed automatic transmission has a torque capacity of 738 Ib-ft and an overall ratio spread of 7.0. The 8L90 offers quicker acceleration and shorter first gear ration. The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette also has a better highway fuel economy.

Stay tuned to Jim Butler Chevrolet for more information on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette!

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Chevy Sonic at Jim Butler Chevrolet

The Chevy Sonic RS Sedan and Dusk Sedan made their debut at the L.A. Auto Show recently.  The Chevy Sonic RS Sedan and Chevy Dusk Sedan will be going on sale sometime next spring. Jim Butler Chevrolet can’t wait to get them on the lot in St. Louis!

The Chevrolet Sonic RS Sedan has a 1.4-liter turbo four engine good for 138 horsepower and 148 Ib-ft of torque. The Sonic RS Sedan features a new front fascia and comes in black, silver, or white. The interior features a leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminum pedals and sports seats. 

As for the Chevy Sonic Dusk Sedan, it has the same 1.4-liter turbo but can be paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Sonic Dusk comes standard with 18-inch matte wheels, four wheel disc brakes, a rear spoiler, a body kit and black leather seats with microfiber trim. The Sonic Dusk is only available in dark gray with a matte trim on the body sides.

Also available for the Sonic is a turbocharger kit which is good for 10 horsepower and 15IB-ft of torque, a cold-air intake, a suspension kit which lowers the car and a brake upgrade kit.

Stay tuned to our blog at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis for more information on the Chevrolet Sonic RS Sedan and the Dusk Sedan!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Employee Spotlight- Karen Schepers

Welcome Karen Schepers to the Jim Butler Chevrolet Team!

Meet the newest Title Clerk at Jim Butler Chevy, Karen Schepers. Karen has been with the Chevy team for just a few months but already enjoys working with our team. She was born and raised in Barnhart, where she grew up playing sports and took a special interest in soccer and softball.

When Karen is not busy at the Chevy store she enjoys spending time with her son and boyfriend. One of her favorite things to do is play cops and robbers with her little boy. Karen is a full time caretaker for her father who has dementia, but if she could take a trip anywhere it would be to hike the Oregon Trail. Karen loves to go backpacking and has only been able to experience backpacking on trails around Missouri. Other than being outdoors, Karen hates to admit she has a small online shopping problem and unfortunately it is not just seasonal.

Favorite Car
Past-Barbie Corvette
Present- Chevy Camaro

Saying to live by:  “Life is short. Love and cherish your family.”

Favorite STL places:  St. Louis Zoo or any of the surrounding state parks

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will go to production sometime early next year and Jim Butler Chevrolet will most definitely have the mid-size truck on the lot in St. Louis.

The six-speed manual transmission 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will be offered in two different engines; an all-aluminum 2.5-liter four with 193 horsepower and 184 Ib-ft of torque as well as a 3.6-liter DOHC V-6 good for 302 horsepower and 270 Ib-ft of torque. Both will have an optional four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case.

Crew Cab versions for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will be fitted with either five-foot or 6.1-foot beds. The 2015 Chevy Colorado will offer three trim levels which include the Work Truck, LT, which is the mid-level trim and Z71 being the top version.

Stay tuned to Jim Butler Chevrolet to find out more information about the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet

Jim Butler is patiently awaiting the arrival of the 2014 Chevrolet Stingray Convertible. The new Stingray will be on the lot in St. Louis soon and will not disappoint you!

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible has massive power under the hood with an LT1 V8 engine that produces 455 horsepower and 460 Ib-ft of torque.  You have the option of a seven-speed manual or six-speed, paddle-shiftable automatic. Also optional is a sound-enhancing performance exhaust. 

The weather in St. Louis may be cold now but just imagine dropping the top down of your new Chevy Corvette Stingray Convertible for some fresh summer air. Rather than having a folding hardtop, the Corvette Stingray features a softtop because its lighter, takes up less space and stays true to the traditional image of roofless vettes.

Jim Butler Chevrolet will let you know when the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible will arrive in St. Louis!

The 2014 Chevrolet SS at Jim Butler Chevrolet

The 2014 Chevrolet SS at Jim Butler Chevrolet is the perfect family car you've been looking for.  For a good looking family car this sports sedan puts up some excellent performance figures.

With a 415-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine, the 2014 Chevrolet SS goes from 0-60 in five seconds. Besides impressive performance figures, in a recent test drive the Chevy SS excelled in ride and handling. The Chevy SS provides a smooth ride sitting on Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires.

The 2014 Chevrolet SS features Brembo 14-inch two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers in the front and 12.7-inch solid rotors in the back bringing the sedan down from speed in good time. The 2014 Chevrolet SS has a six-speed automatic transmission.

Automatic Parking Assist is a first for Chevy and the 2014 Chevy SS is the first to put it to use. The system uses ultrasonic sensors to perform forward, reverse or parallel parking with little intervention from the driver. 
The Chevy SS also comes standard with electronic braking assist, forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera and OnStar.

The interior of the 2014 Chevrolet SS is roomy and comfortable with a leather and suede dash.  The interior technology includes Chevy MyLink infotainment system, covering navigation, phone pairing, and music apps.

Take a test drive of the 2014 Chevrolet SS at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis!

Friday, November 22, 2013

November Service Tip-Tire Pressure and Temperature

We all know that tires are a very important part of your vehicle, and the tire pressure is just as important as the tires themselves. During the change of seasons you may notice your tires looking a little flat. The tire pressure has leaked out but the air molecules inside the tire have shrunk due to the reduced temperature. We recommend checking your tires often during this time of year until the weather stabilizes to ensure that your tires are properly inflated. 

Properly inflated tires will not only keep you rolling down the road, but the right amount of air pressure is a necessity in braking, tire wear and handling. Next time you are in for service, ask a Service Advisor to double check your tire pressure if you have any worries about the proper inflation. 

Top 5 Turkey Traditions

We all have our own Thanksgiving day family traditions, and  here are the Top 5 most common. Tell us about your Turkey Day Traditions on our Facebook page!

1. Giving Thanks-Everyone in the house lists off everything they are thankful for before they eat. 
2. Turky and Dressing
3. Watching Turkey Day Football Games
4. Watching the New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade
5. Family Football Game 

November Employee Spotlight-Scott Wahoff

Scott Wahoff joined Jim Butler Chevrolet's expert Service Team 1.5 years ago, and is a 43 year veteran Service Technician. His experience and certifications stretch back to decades of consistent training as an ASE Certified Master Technician and a GM Trained Technician. 

Scott is a native to St. Louis, and is celebrating 36 years of marriage this year with his wife. Scott also has 6 kids that call St. Louis home. He enjoys the outdoors; hunting, fishing and photography. Scott often visits the William Weldon Conservation Area near Troy to enjoy the raw nature. When it comes to sports, Scott cheers for all St. Louis teams including the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. It's a little too cold right now, but Scott loves the early Fall drives through the country on his motorcycle.

Favorite Vehicle
Past- 1963 Chevrolet Impala 
Present- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Saying to live by "Honesty and Integrity" 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Employee Spotlight- Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson, Service Manager, has been with Jim Butler Chevrolet's Service Team a little over 2 years now. Ken joined our team with plenty of automotive industry experience, specifically 23 years in the business. He also moved all over the U.S. for different automotive job opportunities. Finally, Ken decided to move the family back to the Midwest, where the people are just a little bit friendlier than out West. Originally from Michigan, the move back to the Midwest enabled him and his wife to be that much closer to the rest of their families. Although, Detroit isn't the closest drive for a holiday party, it is closer than California. 

Ken's family has lived all over, and the interesting thing is that they love vacationing in Branson, MO. It seems that most kids want to take trips to the beach or to the mountains, but The Robinson's all agree on going to Branson for the annual family vacation. Ken even plans on moving down to Branson after he retires. When Ken isn't working or enjoying the outdoors with his family, his time is spent either following the Detroit Red Wings, Duke Basketball or working out. 

Favorite Vehicles
Past - '93 Mustang Cobra
Present - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Saying to live
"Welcome to the greatest show on earth!"

Friday, October 11, 2013

The 2015 Chevy Colorado Coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet

The 2015 Chevy Colorado coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis in the future will have a more differentiation between GMC pickups. According to Mark Reuss, General Motors’ North America president, “the Chevy will be about value.”

Most likely the 2015 Chevy Colorado will have a 2.5-liter I-4 engine and will also offer a 3.6-liter V-6. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will be built right here in Missouri and hopefully make its first appearance at the Detroit auto show this January.

Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis will keep you posted as to when the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will arrive!



Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 2014 Chevy Sonic with Enhanced Safety Features Coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet

Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis can’t wait to get in the 2014 Chevy Sonic that offers a new Advanced Safety package to ensure your safety on the streets in St. Louis.

The new Advanced Safety package for the 2014 Chevy Sonic includes forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning, which is a first to be offered in a subcompact model. All 2014 Chevy Sonics besides the base model will offer this package.

The 2014 Chevy Sonic also has a new rearview camera that comes standard on the Sonic LTZ and RS models. Other advanced technologies include MyLink with voice command that can be paired with smartphones and BringGo navigation.

Jim Butler Chevrolet will let you know when the 2014 Chevy Sonic will arrive in St. Louis!

Source: Caranddriver      


Monday, September 23, 2013

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban Coming in the Future to Jim Butler Chevrolet

Next year the Chevrolet Suburban will be turning 80 after first being introduced to us back in 1935. Now the twelfth generation of the Chevy Suburban is coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis sometime in the future.

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban will have a 5.3-liter, small-block V-8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 Ib-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel-economy numbers for the 2015 Chevy Suburban have yet to be released.

Electrically assisted steering is just one of many improvements for the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban. The new Suburban gets standard 18-inch wheels, and improved handling and braking. The two-wheel-drive Suburban will be able to haul 8,300 pounds while four-wheel-drive models are capable of 8,000 pounds.

The interior of the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is roomier with two more inches of leg room in the rear seats. The second and third row sets fold flat to offer even more room. Also offered will is a dashboard covered in stitched vinyl, wood, and metallic accents. The dashboard will have the latest MyLink infotainment system in an eight-inch touch screen.

New safety features have been added to keep you safe on the roads in St. Louis. Forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, lane changing assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and  a front-seat center airbag are just a few of the safety features offered.

Jim Butler Chevrolet will let you know when the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban will arrive in St. Louis!

Friday, August 30, 2013

2014 Chevy Silverado at Jim Butler Chevrolet Receives 5 Star Ratings

Jim Butler Chevrolet could not be more proud to have the 2014 Chevy Silverado on the lot in St. Louis. The 2014 Chevy Silverado is the first pickup to receive the highest ratings with five-stars in Overall Vehicle Score for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The NHTSA curriculum is now more intense and collects more substantial data which went into effect in 2011. The 2014 Chevy Silverado offers the latest safety features to make sure you are safe on the roads in St. Louis.

Fully boxed frames, high-strength steel, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Safety Alert Seats are all safety features offered on the 2014 Chevy Silverado at Jim Butler Chevrolet. Other features include six standard air bags and 360-degree sensor system, and standard lap belt pretensions in the front- seat safety belts.

Checkout the crash testing video below and the 2014 Chevy Silverado inventory at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Colors for the 2014 Chevy Sonic Coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet

The 2014 Chevy Sonic coming soon to Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis will now be offered in three more colors. These limited-edition colors will only be offered for a limited time only to give customers a chance to have a rare yet special Chevy Sonic.

The limited-edition colors will be offered at different times.  The first color option to be offered is Deep Magenta metallic which will be offered through October. Next in line is Cool Blue which is a grayish blue hue that will be offered to Chevy Sonic buyers between November and March. Lastly Sonic buyers can purchase a Chevy Sonic in Dragon Green early next year.

 Stay tuned to our blog at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis for more info!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

2014 Chevy Impala Receives Top Award by Consumer Reports

The all new redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala is getting much deserved recognition at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was recently named the top pick of family sedans by Consumer Reports. This is the first time in 20 years that a domestic vehicle has received this award and Jim Butler Chevy couldn't be more proud.

The 2014 Chevy Impala engine choices include a 3.6-liter V6, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 2.4-liter four with eAssist which are all paired with a six-speed automatic. The sedan is a smooth and quiet ride that drives like a luxury sedan priced $20,000 more.

The interior provides plenty of room and is quite comfortable with a large back seat and huge trunk.  The 2014 Chevy Impala has easy to use controls and available advanced electronic safety features.

Checkout the award winning Chevy Impala at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis and don’t forget to schedule a test drive!

The High Tech 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS at Jim Butler Chevrolet

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis offers high tech features for a reasonable price. The four seat hatchback may not be a speedy car but it definitely makes up for the lack of speed with a “green” engine that is a real gas saver.

As for the technology, the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS has a MyLink infotainment system. The MyLink system is a 7-inch touch screen that includes audio sources, apps, and phone functions. Audio sources include Bluetooth, AM/FM radio, siriusXM satellite radio and USB connectivity for MP3, WMA, and AAC playback. Drivers can also connect smartphones to use Pandora, Stitcher, Tuneln, and BringGo.

The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS has an Ecotec 1.4-liter turbocharged 6-speed manual transmission that is good for 138 horsepower. Estimated EPA is 34 highway mpg and 27 in the city saving you money while out and about in St. Louis.

Check out the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis and schedule a test drive today!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Limited-Edition Chevrolet Corvettes

There is a long history of Chevrolet Corvettes that left lasting impressions among car enthusiasts.  These special limited-edition Chevy Corvettes are just a few of history’s well-known vehicles.

This one of a kind 1982 Collector’s Edition has a silver and beige paint theme for the exterior and interior. The 1982 Collector’s Edition was the first corvette to go over the $20,000 range. The Corvette also has decals on the inside and out, removable glass roof panels and commemorative aluminum wheels.

The 1996 Grand Sport features a white stripe down the center of the car and red hash marks then finished in Admiral Blue to give it a more distinguished look. The 1996 Grand Sport is powered by a 330-hp LT4 V-8 engine. The Corvette has 17-inch aluminum wheels painted black and black painted brake calipers. The interior of the 1996 Grand Sport has an option of either black or white with red details. Both options come standard with the “Grand Sport” embroidery.

The 2008 427 Limited Edition Z06 has a 7.0-liter LS7 engine.  “427” is embroidered on the floor mats as well as placed on the hood of the Corvette.  A black stripe is placed on the hood with a Red Tintcoat paint job. The 2008 427 Limited Edition was only available in North America.

In order to celebrate the Corvette’s 70 victories and eight class championships, this sleek looking ride above was made. The 2009 GT1 Championship Edition has a Velocity Yellow finish with a black exterior. The interior also features black and yellow seats, instrument panel and armrest all with “GT1” emblems on them.

The 2014 C7 Stingray Premiere Edition stands out with its Laguna Blue paint job complimented by a brown faux suede interior and upgraded performance. The center caps and doorsills feature the Stingray emblems. The 2014 C7 Stingray Premiere Edition also features an exposed carbon-fiber roof and a 445-hp LT1 small-block V-8 engine.  The 2014 C7 Stingray Premiere Edition will only have a production run of 500 units.