What is Chevy MyLink?

If you’ve been looking at the specs of popular models like the Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Malibu, you might be wondering “What is Chevy MyLink?” This popular technology organizes your favorite apps and services in one convenient place, so you can stay connected to what matters the most – even while miles away from home.

Chevy MyLink Apps

Chevrolet MyLink syncs to your compatible smartphone to pull up your favorite apps directly on the touchscreen display. Whether you want to answer a phone call or find directions to a nearby gas station, the Chevy MyLink apps are ready for your instruction. Check out available features like:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • SiriusXM Travel Link
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Stitcher
  • And much more!

Stay Safe with Chevy!

Now that you’re more familiar with what Chevy MyLink is, learn all about more ways to stay safe on the road. Read all about creating a vehicle safety kit and the benefits of HomeLink® with Bowman Chevy of Clarkston, near Detroit and Waterford.

What Should Drivers Expect from the New Chevrolet Bolt?

Drivers across Clarkston, Waterford, and Detroit are aching to know what to expect from the new Chevrolet Bolt. Already named Motor Trend’s 2017 Car of the Year, this new electric vehicle (EV) is set to bring the advantages of an eco-friendly drive without the high price tag you’d expect.

The Next Generation of the EV

The first run of EV models looked more like science fiction contraptions than everyday vehicles, and most of them enjoyed little more than novelty status. As the industry developed, new models, such as the Tesla Model S, emerged to provide all the luxuries of a traditional car while offering a range of up to 300 miles. Unfortunately, such vehicles command premium prices, and more affordable options, such as the Nissan Leaf, are only able to reach 80 miles or so. With ‘range anxiety’ an ever-present problem, it was always going to take an EV that could combine a reduced starting price with excellent practicality that would become the model for the everyday driver.

The Ground-Breaking Chevrolet Bolt

If you’ve been waiting for just such a vehicle, then the new Chevrolet Bolt should be a welcome surprise. Delivering up to an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range, the Bolt’s innovative drive system utilizes a single, high-capacity electric motor to produce up to a phenomenal 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, enough to take you to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. Power is controlled through Chevrolet’s first Electronic Precision Shift system, with a shift and park-by-wire setup allowing for precise control. The Bolt promises to be a joy to drive and capable of taking the EV concept further. And a competitive maximum range isn’t all the Bolt can offer. The by-wire shifter consumes appreciably less space than the traditional mechanical shifter, so the vehicle’s crossover-like dimensions feel open and inviting. Interior technologies will also be top of the range, with standard and available features including:

  • 10.2-Inch-Diagonal Color Touchscreen Display
  • Rear Camera Mirror
  • Surround Vision Monitor

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Discover What Else to Expect from the New Bolt at Bowman Chevrolet

Here at Bowman Chevrolet, we’re keeping our ears very close to the ground when it comes to the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt, so any drivers who want to hear the very latest news shouldn’t hesitate to contact one of our team members today.

2017 Chevy Trax

The 2017 Chevy Trax is a vehicle of sporty, yet sleek proportions. This crossover is large enough to tote around all of your camping gear, your monthly groceries, or your newest furniture find but still small enough to adapt to the active city lifestyle. The design of the interior is contemporary and stylish but also practical and comfortable. The seats come equipped with heat to knock the chill off in our hard Michigan winters. The back row of seats fold down easily to haul large cargo. Easily start your Chevy Trax with a push-to-start button.2017 Chevrolet Trax Small SUV in Green

The Chevy Trax comes equipped with new and innovative technology to make your driving experience more enjoyable. The instrument panel display of the new Trax now shows a gauge cluster that displays an analog speedometer and a Driver Information Center that gives you information regarding all four tires, oil life, fuel range, and more! The 2017 Chevy Trax is easily connected to either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to meet all of your entertainment and navigation needs. Your new Trax will also have built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi so your mobile devices can seamlessly connect to your vehicle for ease of use.

Turbocharged performance is standard in the new 2017 Chevy Trax. Your vehicle will come equipped with the EcoTec 1.4L turbocharged engine paired with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy of the Trax is something to brag about – 33 MPG on the highway and 25 MPG in the city! Enjoy more time in your vehicle and spend less time at the gas pump!

Advanced safety features in your new Trax will keep you and your passengers safe. Forward collision alerts are a continuous monitoring of the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This feature will alert the driver if they are following a vehicle too closely or if a front-end collision is imminent. Your Trax will also come equipped with a rear vision camera and a rear park assist feature to make driving in reverse a breeze.

Visit Bowman Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Trax and see all of its new and innovative features!

View our 2017 Chevy Trax video here!

2017 Chevy Camaro

This year marks 50 years of the timeless, sleek, and stylish Chevrolet Camaro. This sixth-generation vehicle has the perfect proportions and eye-catching profile to match its exquisite interior and powerful engine. 2017-chevrolet-camaro-1le-homepage

Our Camaros are almost completely customizable. First, pick your model. Choose from a multitude of models that all have distinct features. Chevrolet has done a fantastic job at making car shopping a great deal easier on you by giving you, the customer, many different options to best fit your needs. From a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to a supercharged V8, let us show you these differences and help you choose between fast and faster. The always pleasing Camaro also comes in both automatic and manual transmissions.

Not only does the Camaro have a stunning and high performance engine, its interior is also extremely high class. Chevrolet has done its best to make your driving experience one of comfort and ease. The Camaro has premium leather trimmed seats that can be ventilated and heated at your leisure, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel that makes your grip firmer and more comfortable. The simplicity of the rotating temperature control dials make the dashboard less cluttered and a lot sleeker.

The 2017 Camaro comes equipped with Chevrolet MyLink Radio and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to meet your listening needs. The gauge cluster in front of the driver is completely customizable with the information that you find most important. The Head-Up Display projects information right on to your windshield for better visibility – information includes vehicle speed, selected gear, g force, navigation, and more! Another cool, new feature on the 2017 Camaro is the Driver Mode Selector; this feature allows you to pick between four driving modes (Tour, Sport, Track, Snow/Ice) and your vehicle will tailor eight different attributes of itself to better fit your current driving needs. Your new Camaro will also have a fun feature called interior spectrum lighting where you can change the colors of your interior lighting that wraps around the radio, cup holders, and along the door trim. Choose from 24 different light colors!

Celebrate 50 years of innovation and perfection in a 2017 Camaro – come test drive one at Bowman Chevrolet today!

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Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Car Against Potholes

As springtime thaw nears, James Bell shares tips and tricks for navigating the potholes that winter has left behind.

The winter of 2013-2014 will go down as one of the most brutal, icy, frigid and snowy in U.S. history.  From Denver to Boston to Atlanta and many points in between, Mother Nature has left “souvenirs” of her wrath in thousands of new potholes erupting up and down our roadways, and the resulting long lines at tire replacement shops and car dealerships around the country.

On the personal side, while I live in mild Southern California, my job with GM takes me on many of the frozen and afflicted highways and byways in rental cars where I have had my share of BAM “what was that???” moments, followed by breathless dread waiting for an indication that the unexpected pothole has graced me with an unexpected flat tire…or bent wheel…or worse.

With these experiences seared into recent memory, I was excited to (cautiously) head out to GM’s Milford Proving Ground in Michigan to experience the “depths” Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac go through to make sure drivers are provided with confidence that their GM vehicles are prepared to take on even the most evil potholes.

While the extreme laws of physics prove difficult to ultimately defeat, I was impressed by the repeated “beating” we administer to our cars and trucks while in development and certification.  And I have to admit it was also a lot of fun to do some pothole testing of my own – in a vehicle that I do not own, of course!

I also picked up a few tips for avoiding and managing potholes – and beware as the springtime thaw is when they can be at their worst:

  • Always inflate tires to the number on the tire inflation placard on the inside of the driver’s door opening
  • Tire inflation should be checked cold, before driving
  • Each 10-degree Fahrenheit change in ambient temperature changes the effective inflation pressure by 1 pound. This means that during the course of a winter day going from 40 degrees F at noon to 0 degrees F at night, tire pressure can drop 4 pounds, enough to affect its ability to resist pothole damage
  • Use winter-rated tires
  • Watch for street hazards and standing water that could be hiding a nasty, new pothole
  • Remember that dirty headlamps and worn wipers hamper visibility
  • If you hit a pothole, and feel there may be damage, pull off the road into a safe place where you can get out and visibly check your wheel and tire for obvious damage. Then, have your dealer check to see if the vehicle needs a re-alignment or if there is suspension damage. In an emergency, if you have a GM vehicle with an active OnStar subscription, you can always press the “OnStar” button to ask an Advisor for assistance.

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