Looking for Car Deals in Michigan?

Bowman Chevrolet Dealership

If you’re looking for car deals in Michigan, your search just got a lot easier! At Bowman Chevrolet, we boast an expansive inventory of new and used models, and our staff is completely focused on finding you the right car for your needs and budget. We know you’re busy, so we’ve chosen some extra-attractive options for you. All you have to do is check them out:

New 2017 Chevy Cruze LT

This dynamic new Chevy Cruze LT impresses on every level, starting with its spacious seating and smoking hot fuel economy of EPA-estimated 40 MPG highway and 30 MPG city. This Cruze is jam-packed with cutting-edge technology, including Bluetooth integration for your smartphone, a seven-inch color touchscreen with Chevy MyLink, SiriusXM satellite radio, and wait for it… a built in Wi-Fi hotspot! OnStar Navigation will keep you on track, and other treats like heated front seats, power heated mirrors, keyless entry, and remote start will spoil you rotten! Pick up this Graphite Metallic Cruze for just $18,780!

New 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

The Silverado is an all-time favorite, and this crew cab, short box, four-wheel drive LT All Star Edition is made just for you! Stunning in Summit White with a Jet Black interior and 18-inch bright machined aluminum wheels, this beauty is also a beast, with its Ecotec3 5.3L V8 Flex Fuel engine that belts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Comforts like heated front seats and power heated mirrors will come in handy during tough Michigan winters, and you’ll love the eight-inch touchscreen, rear vision camera, and OnStar Navigation. Snap up this Silverado for $38,106!

Used 2016 Chevy Equinox LT

If the value of a used vehicle is more your speed, this 2016 Chevy Equinox with only 15,441 miles on the odometer is it. A safe, spacious family SUV, this Equinox features split rear folding seating, a rear backup camera, USB port, and Bluetooth. Automatic temperature control, heated seats, and remote start are also included. This Equinox also has an EPA mileage rating of 32 MPG highway and 22 MPG city, so you can hit the road without spending a lot of money on gas. Priced at only $18,754, this Equinox delivers real value!

Up Next: Test Drives

Bowman Chevy has some of the most compelling car deals in Michigan, and we top that off with the pride of customer service. We love the process – answering your questions, working out financing, and helping find just the right cars for our clients! Don’t delay! Contact Bowman Chevy today!

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Buyer’s Guide: How to Find Used Pickup Trucks in Michigan

CHEVYBRND198If you’re looking for affordable pickup trucks in Michigan that don’t skimp on quality, then Bowman Chevy is the place to be. Not only do we offer an incredible new truck inventory that’s filled with some of the most popular models around, but we also have amazing service and finance departments to take care of your every auto need. If you’re still on the fence about your potential purchase, let us walk you through some of the reasons that our customers choose used pickups over any other vehicles on the lot.

Why Choose a Pickup Truck?

Pickup trucks are ideal for a place like Michigan. Whether you want a vehicle for outdoor adventures or heavy hauling, the pickup is a versatile and powerful choice. While trucks of the past were known more for practicality than luxury, the modern truck will surprise you with its sophistication! Here are some of our top reasons to try our used pickup trucks in Michigan:

  • Pickup trucks are perfect for any forecast. While your sedan may struggle through the winter blizzards, trucks won’t miss a beat. Opt for four-wheel drive to make the most of your truck’s power.
  • There are few vehicles that can compete with the towing and hauling power of a pickup. Pack the bed with equipment or add a trailer to carry huge cargo without a hassle.
  • Modern trucks are also equipped with the same advanced safety and high-tech conveniences of your typical SUV or sedan. You’ll get the best of both worlds!

Why Buy Used?

Now that you’ve settled on a pickup, why should you opt for a used model instead of a brand new truck? The choice is up to you, but used pickups offer an amazing value. These vehicles were built for the long haul, so even a truck with a few miles on the odometer will perform like a champ. Plus, you can get a dynamite deal. Not only is the sticker price lower than a new model, but insurance and registration fees are typically a bit cheaper as well.

Try a New Truck Today!

Bowman Chevy has the used pickup trucks that Michigan drivers want, so don’t miss out on your chance to find your perfect pickup! Contact us online for more information about our stock or set up your test drive today. We look forward to working with you!

How to Lease With Bad Credit

Key from car and the calculator on money.If you’re struggling with your credit situation, leasing instead of buying a car may be an appealing solution. But are you wondering how to lease with bad credit? It’s not going to be easy, but it’s often worth the effort because of leasing’s short terms and low monthly payments. Here’s how to begin:

Your Leasing Game Plan

Forget the idea of a luxury car and start looking at more affordable options, no matter what you think you can handle. Less expensive cars will have lower monthly payments and will be easier to finance. If you can be flexible with your timing, look for your new car at the end of the year when dealers are trying to move out their inventory. Go into the dealership prepared with a copy of your credit report. That way you avoid running multiple credit checks, which can ding your credit. Also, take proof of income that shows you can afford the new lease – several months of pay stubs that prove that you’ll be able to make payments.

Get Creative

If you’re having trouble getting approved for a lease, consider taking over an existing unfinished lease. You’ll still have to meet the original financing company’s credit requirements, but it will often be easier to qualify in this type of situation. You can also look at putting down a larger down payment or pre-paying several months of the lease in order to have an easier time qualifying for the loan. Or, if a family member with good credit is willing to co-sign your loan, you’ll easily get approved for financing. Just remember, that person is on the hook for the loan if you can’t make your payments.

Your Leasing Expert

If you have bad credit and want to lease a new or pre-owned vehicle, Bowman Chevy is your ultimate destination. We’re truly experts in coming up with the best financing solutions for each individual situation. Spend some time looking at our inventory and see what might work for you, and then contact us for a test drive. Our leasing team will spend all the time we need reviewing your credit and getting you into the right vehicle. Don’t wait to make this important decision! Contact us today!

Leasing vs. Purchasing

If you’re shopping for a vehicle, you may wonder about the benefits of leasing vs. purchasing. Which choice is the right one for you? There are many factors that could influence your decision. Keep reading as we explore the pros and cons—then get in touch with the expert team at Bowman Chevrolet to get a vehicle quote on the car that’s best for you!

Leasing

CalculatorIf you like having a new automobile and enjoying the latest features as they become available, leasing may be a good option for you. One of the key differences is that you only pay for the depreciation in value that will occur during the lease. When you purchase a car, you’re financing the total cost of the vehicle. As a result, lessees will generally have a lower monthly payment than those who finance a vehicle. At the conclusion of a lease term, you return the vehicle to the dealer and have no more responsibility. You are free to lease the new model of your choice.

The following are some of the benefits of leasing an automobile versus buying it:

  • Pay lower monthly payments.
  • Enjoy the very latest automotive amenities.
  • Experience a brand-new vehicle every few years.
  • Drivers have warranty coverage for the duration of the lease agreement.

There are also some drawbacks to leasing a vehicle:

  • If your mileage limit is exceeded, you must pay mileage overage penalties.
  • No equity accrues from your payments, since you are essentially renting the vehicle.
  • You can’t customize or alter the car in any permanent way. It must be returned to the dealer in original condition, aside from normal wear and tear.
  • At the end of your lease, you have no trade-in or resale options toward the lease of your next vehicle. You must come up with a new down payment.

Purchasing

When you finance a vehicle, you own it fully once you’ve finish making the required payments. If you want the benefits that come with outright ownership, financing is likely the best choice for you.

The following are some of the perks of financing a vehicle:

  • You’ll gain equity as you pay off the loan.
  • Enjoy total freedom to customize the vehicle.
  • You are not restricted in how many miles you can travel.
  • You have resale and trade-in options when you choose to get a different automobile.

Here are some of the drawbacks of financing:

  • A larger down payment is required.
  • Due to larger monthly payments, you may have to extend the number of loan years to get a payment plan that fits your budget.
  • Market changes can affect the value of your model over time, unlike a lease.

Let’s Get You on the Road

Visit the team at Bowman Chevrolet or contact us today to determine whether leasing or financing is the best option for you. You can also browse our vast inventory of high-quality models. Once you’ve found the vehicle you want, we’ll help you secure financing terms that fit into your budget. We look forward to working with you!

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is Most Fuel Efficient Car on the Market

In its 2014 Fuel Economy Guide, the United States Environmental Protection Agency puts one car at the top of the list when it comes to fuel efficiency: the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV.

With an EPA-estimated 82 miles of driving range and a fuel economy equivalent of 119 MPG, the average driver can save $9,000 in fuel costs over five years compared to the average new vehicle.

2014-Chevrolet-SparkEV-040-mediumLast year’s top ten list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles was comprised entirely of electric vehicles, so it’s not surprising that this year’s ranking is also packed with EVs.

The Spark EV, sold in California and Oregon, is also the first vehicle in the U.S. to offer the SAE International fast-charge connector as a vehicle option. The new combined AC and DC charging, or combo, connector is accessible via a single charge port on the vehicle and allows electricity to flow at a faster rate.

How much faster? DC fast charging charges 80 percent of the Spark EV’s battery in just 20 minutes for over 65 miles of range. By comparison, AC 120V charging, which can be done using a conventional household outlet, takes around 17 hours to fully charge. AC 240V charging reduces recharging time to less than seven hours for a full charge, but it requires a dedicated 240V charging station.

Many major automakers have announced they will adopt the SAE combo fast charge connector standard. Adopting an industry standard for EV charging is an important step in growing the public charging infrastructure.

GM is committed to leading the charge in the U.S. to develop energy alternatives like EVs and biofuels that help reduce dependency on petroleum, improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.

ChevySparkDCFastCharge01-mediumIt’s why we were part of the unveiling of the very first public SAE combo DC fast charging station last year at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego.

And it’s why our engineers work tirelessly to bring greener vehicles like the Spark EV, Chevrolet Volt,Chevrolet Cruze DieselCadillac ELR and the bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala to market.

If this year’s list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market tells us anything, it’s that EVs are continuing to grow in popularity. And as more and more hit the market, choices for potential buyers will only increase, which means good things for the wallet and the environment.

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