Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chevrolet Features New App Shop Option

Chevrolet recently introduced a new feature called App Shop. App Shop will be available in select models at Jim Butler Chevrolet sometime this year.

App Shop will be an expansion to the Chevy MyLink system. App Shop allows for smartphone equivalent functionality to be in the dashboard of the vehicle.

Along with navigation, phone and stereo which is already included with Chevy MyLink, apps offers so many more options. Apps allow Chevy drivers to browse apps that have been approved by Chevrolet to be used in the car.

Some new apps that can be found in the new App Shop include the Weather Channel app, PriceLine, and the maintenance app which shows information such as oil level and other vehicle diagnostics. The new feature responds rather quickly and is easy to use!

Stay tuned to find out when the new App Shop feature will be coming to the Chevy’s at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis!

Scarlett Johansson Shows off Chevy Corvette in Upcoming Movie

The New Captain America flick featuring Scarlett Johansson will also show off the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Scarlett Johansson, playing the role of the Black Widow, will be driving around in a personalized black-on-black Corvette Stingray most likely with “superhero” modifications for the film.

Chevrolet has not yet stated if there will be a Chevy Corvette retail version of the Stingray featured in the movie but Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis can only hope so.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters this April. Make sure to keep an eye out for the new Chevy Corvette Stingray!

Schedule a test drive today of the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis!

Customer Spotlight- Mike and Cheryl Johnson

Mike Johnson and Cheryl Johnson both grew up in St. Louis. Mike owns Pole Position Raceway, as well as manages a Chevy Racing Team and Cheryl runs Johnson Realty. They have two children, a boy and girl. 

Mike's Dad got him started in racing back when he was a kid. He owned Duke Food Manufacturing and was an enthusiastic golfer. Eventually his dad got bored with golf and decided to get into racing. Team Duke started racing in an SCCA club league, then eventually moved up. Mike of course, took notes and soon was working on the race team himself. When he turned 18, it was time to start his own team and start racing his way up through the various racing leagues. Mike stopped racing around 2001, but has achieved a lot with his post-racing teams such as winning the 24 hrs. LeMans and the Grand Am Championship. Mike wanted something to occupy his time during the off-season so he ventured into owning Pole Position Raceway in St. Louis. The technology that makes managing a team nowadays lets Mike manage the teams from a distance during the week, manage his business closely and then he travels to the track each weekend. March 18, 2014 will mark the 1 year anniversary of Pole Position and their partnership with Jim Butler Chevrolet. Anytime you step into the showroom at any Jim Butler location, stop by the cashier's desk to get a $5 Off coupon on your next race at Pole Position. 

Mike's car, is currently a 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche with the full on Pole Position/Jim Butler Chevrolet graphics. His favorite part about the vehicle is the remote start. Being on the go, and travel all the time, Mike can start his car from his phone when he is on the shuttle back to his car at the airport or just getting ready at home. It makes things extremely convenient, and has made him think twice about buying any other brand of vehicle. 

Check out Pole Position Raceway at 8800 Watson Rd., Crestwood, MO 63123 or online at

Check out Cheryl Johnson's Realty at

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The 2014 Chevy Malibu Equipped with Modern Technologies at Jim Butler Chevrolet

The 2014 Chevy Malibu at Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis offers a comfortable ride plus the latest technologies.  You won’t be disappointed with the 2014 Chevy Malibu at Jim Butler Chevrolet.

The 2014 Malibu has a direct-injection 2.5-liter four cylinder engine under the hood. This Ecotec engine delivers 196 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. EPA numbers for the 2014 Malibu are 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

The latest technologies are sure to impress with a touch screen-based MyLink infotainment system which allows access to navigation, phone and audio sources.  The 2014 Chevy Malibu has full-featured voice command for quick access to just about anything.  Music is played though a Pioneer nine-speaker audio system, including Pandora.

The navigation system is top notch with specials features like Travel Guide. Travel Guide lists nearby locations that would be of interests to tourists also including descriptions of the destinations.

The 2014 Chevy Malibu offers an Electronics and Entertainment package which includes a rear view camera for parking assistance. The Advanced Safety package offers side sensors in the side mirrors to detect vehicles in the lane over.

Come take a test drive of the all-new 2014 Chevy Malibu at Jim Butler Chevrolet!

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014 Chevy SS Coming to Jim Butler Chevrolet

The 2014 Chevy SS coming to Jim Butler Chevy in Saint Louis brings refinement to its competition. This 5 passenger vehicle with a 6.2-liter, 8-cylinder engine puts other vehicles in its class to shame.

The 2014 Chevy SS has better handling on any car that competes. Not only does it have high quality traction with its 6 speed shift but the cruising in the vehicle is just as enjoyable. 

The 2014 Chevy SS is following well in the footsteps of previous top notch Chevy luxury cars by combining luxury and power. 

Stay tuned to find out when the Chevy SS will arrive at Jim Butler Chevy in Saint Louis!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Get Winter Weather Ready With A Few Tips

Getting ready for winter weather seems like a simple task, but to be really prepared takes a lot more time than you would think.

During the winter months in St. Louis, there are a lot of weather changes, and hazards including; precipitation, snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures. All of these can affect your vehicle and you in many different ways.

Before you start tackling winter roads make sure your vehicle is prepared for whatever may come your way, even the unexpected.

Top Tips For Getting Winter Ready

  1. Get your battery checked, charged (if needed) and most importantly get your electrical system tested.
  2. A brake check should be done just about every season for vehicles with older drum braking systems on the rear, and disc brakes systems just need to be inspected. 
  3. Tires should be checked for cracks and wear. Having a tire blowout while stuck in the snow or cold is dangerous in many ways. If you live in an area that gets temperatures lower than -7 degrees, you should probably look into buying snow tires. 
  4. Check your exhaust system for leaks, an exhaust leak increases your  risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  5. Have your mechanic test your anti-freeze to make sure that it is rated for the coldest temperatures. 
  6. It's a a good idea to replace your windshield wipers every year before winter begins or purchase winter rated windshield wipers. They tend to hold up a little better during the colder temperatures and usually have a guard that keeps them from freezing to the windshield on those cold mornings.

Your local GM Certified Service Dealer can perform these inspections for you and recommend any other necessary service work.