Monday, July 28, 2014

"Pictures of Hope" and Jim Butler Chevrolet

Linda Solomon’s acclaimed program, “Pictures of Hope,” will encourage Saint Louis children to express their biggest dreams and highest hopes.

With the help of Jim Butler Chevrolet and Gateway180, boys and girls (ages 6-12) who live in Gateway180’s Water Tower Transitional Housing will get to participate in a free photography lesson focused on capturing hope.  While their creativity is still flowing, Brad Sowers, Jim Butler Chevrolet’s own general manager and co-owner, will help Ms. Solomon surprise the kids with free professional-grade digital cameras.  The young photographers then get to go on their first assignment, to express their own unique dreams by capturing the world around them.

The finishing touch will be to publish their photos as holiday greeting cards and sell to benefit Gateway180.  It will be amazing to see the photographs that will be brought to life through their innocent eyes.

Ms. Solomon’s program enables children to build self-esteem, express their imagination, and change their lives through photography. Paul Edwards, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing, attests to this, saying, “Working with ‘Pictures of Hope we are able to give kids the opportunity to see and photograph the hope and promise in the world around them to help build pride and self-esteem in their lives.”

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet
Jim Butler Chevrolet is especially excited to play a part in “Pictures of Hope.”  “We are impressed with the program Linda Solomon has put together, and happy to help support it.  Gateway180 is a worthy organization and we look forward to meeting some of the children and adults who benefit from their services,” said Brad Sowers.

Everyone who purchases a new car from Jim Butler Chevrolet between Thanksgiving and Christmas will get a set of “Pictures of Hope” greeting cards as a thank you!  We will be making a matching donation as our gift to Gateway180.

Learn more about the program at, as well as on Linda Solomon’s website.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Impala Scores NHTSA's Highest Possible Rating

There are plenty of ways you can become a better, safer driver -- taking safety classes, avoiding distractions behind the wheel, practicing good car maintenance -- but there also are many modern tools at your disposal within your Chevrolet Impala itself.

The 2014 Impala has a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety, NHTSA’s highest possible rating. One of the reasons for the rating is the Impala's advanced safety package, which includes extra eyes -- radar sensors, that is -- to help you look at your surroundings from all angles. Forward Collision Alert identifies vehicles ahead and alerts the driver to any potential 
crash risk, while Rear Cross-Traffic Alert lets the driver know about traffic crossing from behind while the vehicle is in reverse.

The same sensors keep the vehicle's blind spots from being so, well, blind. The Side Blind Zone Alert illuminates small LED-lit symbols in the outside mirror when another vehicle is detected. And if you drift out of your lane without using a turn signal, Impala will give you a light scolding in the form of an audible alert; Lane Departure Warning doesn't mess around!

Sometimes preventative measures aren't enough, so Impala is ready with post-collision features, such as a strong, stiff body of high-strength steel, ten standard air bags, OnStar availability and GPS technology that can send help directly to your location.

Safety is important to Chevrolet and to us here at Jim Butler Chevrolet. Visit us to learn more about the safety features of the 2014 Chevy Impala.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chevrolet's Safety Features are Priceless

Having a child grow into driving age can send parents into a tailspin, but a new study proves that Chevrolet can help keep your teen safe when he or she is on the road without you.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named three Chevy vehicles to its first-ever list of recommended used vehicles for teen drivers. Newer model Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans and Equinox midsize and Traverse large crossover SUVs all made the cut, landing on the group’s Best Choices (under $20,000) list. The safety factor in these Chevrolet vehicles is clear, as the vehicles earned "Good" ratings in IIHS moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests; earned at least four out of five stars in federal government crash tests; and offer standard stability control, which helps drivers avoid rollover crashes.

"No parent wants to put a price on the safety of their young drivers and passengers," said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet marketing. "When kids graduate from the safety seat to the driver's seat, the Malibu, Equinox and Traverse models recommended by IIHS are affordable while offering parents the safety features they want."

At Jim Butler Chevrolet, our mission is to keep your new driver safe. Bring your teen to the number one Chevy dealer in St. Louis and test drive a Malibu, Equinox or Traverse together.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The J.D. Power Awards Just Keep Rolling In

Customers have known for years that Chevrolet cars and trucks are the most well-built vehicles available, so it's no surprise that others have been singing Chevy's song lately, too.

In the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, the Chevrolet Malibu, Suburban (tie) and Silverado HD ranked highest in the Midsize Car, Large SUV and Large Heavy Duty Pickup segments. This isn't the Silverado HD's first rodeo, though; it's the second year in a row that this beauty leads in its segment.

The kudos don't stop there. The Camaro in the Midsize Sporty category, Equinox in Compact SUV and Tahoe in Large SUV all finished in the top three of their respective segments. 

Obviously, Chevrolet is doing something right by its customers, as the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is based on responses from more than 86,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model year vehicles surveyed at 90 days of ownership.

“Our primary focus at Chevrolet is on the customer, and building quality products is top priority for keeping that focus,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet. “Taking high honors in quality studies like this is great reinforcement to show we are doing just that.”

At Jim Butler Chevrolet, the #1 Chevy dealer in St. Louis, you can test drive all of these winning vehicles. Stop by today!

Chevy Certified Service Tip #05 at Jim Butler Chevrolet

Our Certified Service Team would like you to take a look at the latest vehicle tip for the summer months.

If you are planning on taking a long-drive or road trip with friends or family, set the cruise control and save money on gas. It is the most efficient way for your vehicle to run on a long trip. The cruise control regulates your speed so your RPM level on your engine stays low and steady. Just think, every time your RPM gauge goes all the way to the top then your fuel is being consumed that much faster (excludes Volt owners). 

Safe travels and see you in Service!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Chevy Malibu Has the Formula For Success

At Jim Butler Chevrolet, we're proud of the top-quality vehicles we carry -- vehicles like the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, which just earned high marks from Car and Driver.

The refreshed 2014 nabbed points for a refined interior, easy-to-read instrument panels, cost-effective eco-friendliness, comfort and performance, among other aspects.

"The formula for success in the mid-size-sedan class is a simple one: Combine brand-appropriate but anonymous styling with adequate manners, comfort, and performance, and price the car within reach of the masses," Car and Driver says on its website. "By that measure, the Malibu is a success."

See for yourself how great the Chevrolet Malibu is by taking a test drive at Jim Butler Chevrolet, the #1 Chevy dealer in St. Louis.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Chevy Cruze named Car and Driver's Most Fuel Efficient

We don't like to toot our own horn all the time, but the good news below definitely warrants a "beep, beep."
Car and Driver recently released its list of the ten most fuel-efficient gas and diesel cars for sale today, and the Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L Diesel 6AT came in at the very top! And unlike the other nine entries on the list, the Car and Driver writers don't offer any alternatives to the Cruze.

Here's what the writers had to say about the Cruze:
"Perched all alone at the top of our list, the Cruze goes from acceptable economy car to mpg hero once a diesel is under the hood. Thus equipped, you can expect to go 700 miles or more on the highway with prudent driving habits. Try to engage in anything resembling spirited driving, however, and you’ll be thwarted by a recalcitrant transmission and a basic lack of communication between you and the car. Still, unless you go hybrid, plug-in, or EV, you’re not going to top this Chevy for mileage bragging rights."
Pretty solid praise, if we do say so ourselves!  Jim Butler Chevrolet, the #1 Chevy dealer in St. Louis, is proud to offer an economic, fuel-efficient vehicle like the Cruze.  Test drive one today!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Who's ready for the 2015 Chevy models?!

We tried to keep them under wraps, but the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado order options are too exciting to stay secret for long!

The all-new 2015 Colorado is one of the model year's most highly anticipated vehicles, and Chevy fans have been trying to dig up all the details they can on the upcoming launch. Now that drivers have found out about Chevy's long list of order options for the 2015 Colorado, we can confirm that fans will be very pleased about what's available.

Exciting options for the mid-size pickup include an electric two-speed transfer case, an off-road suspension package, a locking rear differential and front recovery hooks.  Still salivating for more?  How about remote key-less entry, forward-collision alert and an 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation?
Got any other questions before the 2015 Colorado launch, Chevy fans?  Let us know what's on your mind!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Impala Has Upped It's Game

A recent addition to the 2015 Chevrolet Impala will net drivers an extra MPG in the city -- and as with today's environmental issues, every little bit helps.

A standard stop/start function has been added to the 2015 Impala's base 196-hp, 2.5-liter inline-four engine, meaning the Impala now boasts a fuel economy of 22/31 MPG (city/highway).

The change also brings a smoother start/stop to the 2015 Impala. Tuning the car's engine mounts to reduce shudder when the engine restarts, engineers birthed a heavy-duty starter motor and designed an algorithm that requires the car travels at 6 mph between engine shutdowns. This means that drivers can say goodbye to frequent starts and stops in heavy traffic!

The change continues Chevrolet's improvement of recent models, as the company added a stop/start feature to 2014 Malibu sedan.

Check out the new start/stop on the 2015 Chevrolet Impala through Jim Butler Auto Group, the #1 Chevy dealer in St. Louis.