Top 4 Things to Keep your Vehicle in Running Order During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 16th, 2020 by

Many Michiganders are staying at home a lot more during the Stay-In-Place order and have been for 3+ weeks because of COVID-19. If your job hasn’t been deemed essential, you’ve likely not gone too many places other than the grocery store, pharmacy, food pick-up, etc. While we hope that the virus numbers continue to take…

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Ask Motor Maven: Shop Stories | September 25, 2019

September 25th, 2019 by

Shop Stories: The case of the missing oilA customer rolls onto our service lane with a loud, tinny/clunky noise from the engine. It’s not necessarily what all of us here would consider a DOA-like noise, but it is an unhealthy enough sound that it raises concern, while also indicative of problems to come. This customer,…

Home [Not So] Sweet Home: Critters

September 11th, 2019 by

One late-fall day years ago, I happened to see a squirrel run along the length of the driver’s side of my father’s parked ‘91 Oldsmobile station wagon, and disappear into the wheel well. Unsure and not able to see where exactly the squirrel had gone off to, I sent a text my father’s way, informing…

Ask Motor Maven | August 21, 2019

August 21st, 2019 by

Q: I never owned anything this new and just bought a Tahoe. I want to keep the paint and everything looking new for as long as possible. What should I do? Is there a secret? ‘Detailed’, Plainwell, MI MM: Hey Detailed,  It’s not necessarily so much a secret.  My first words of advice are just…

Treading lightly: The Tire Guide

August 7th, 2019 by

Treading lightly: The Tire Guide Tires: An intricately designed web of rubber, fabric and wire, available in a multitude of sizes and styles, used daily as the main point of consistent contact keeping your vehicle on the road. Healthy tire life is essential to keeping your vehicle steady on the road through any weather and…

Car Raffle Results in Surprising Act of Fate

July 23rd, 2019 by

“I didn’t think people ever won those things!” Caroline Greenman admittedly said to her husband, Todd, when he called her from work informing her that he had won a 2-year lease on a new 2019 Chevrolet Cruze from DeNooyer Chevrolet and the Kalamazoo Football Club earlier this month.

It’s Trailering Time

June 26th, 2019 by

The Great American Summer: Where dreams were born on the open roads leading to clear blue skies, promised golden sunrises and sunsets over clear Michigan waters. It is picturesque weekends away in the north camping or boating, trailers in-tow for your escape, and the start to travel traditions inspired by a simple slogan of the…

Ask Motor Maven | June 19, 2019

June 19th, 2019 by

Q: I purchased my 2017 Equinox new and thought any problems with it would be covered by warranty, but I’ve run into problems where things are not really covered. How does this work? Warren T. – Portage, MI MM: Warren, there is a lot that is covered by warranty, and in some cases, not covered…

Basics and rebates to prepare you for your summer travels

June 12th, 2019 by

“Up north” or summer travel season is here, meaning more trips to anywhere and additional miles on your car or truck. The only real downside to this is more miles creates increased wear and tear on your vehicle. And if that is the case (as we like to keep you up to date on good…

Ask Motor Maven | June 5, 2019

June 5th, 2019 by

Q: My appointment was at 7:45 AM the other day, and I didn’t leave until close to 8:30 AM. I feel like for those of us who need to get to work, it’s a little inconvenient. Why does it take so long to get things going? Waiting – Mattawan, MI MM: Dear Waiting, I’m so…

It’s getting hot out there: A look at your air conditioning system

May 22nd, 2019 by

It is getting warmer, and that means it’s time to start thinking about making sure you keep cool as we talk air conditioning in this week’s “For the Miles Ahead.”

Ask Motor Maven | May 15, 2019

May 15th, 2019 by

You have questions and Motor Maven has answers. The first installment of “Ask Motor Maven” this week on “For the Miles Ahead.”

To breathe or not to breathe: Reasons for replacing your cabin air filter this season

May 8th, 2019 by

For the Miles Ahead, May 8, 2019: MM looks at reasons for replacing your cabin air filter this spring season.

Why Maintenance?

May 1st, 2019 by

The DeNooyer Chevrolet Service drive debuts “For the Miles Ahead” blog as we ask ourselves, “Why Maintenance?”

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

April 1st, 2021 by
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 towing a trailer

When it comes to the truck game, there are few options that can compare to the power and style of the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. And when it comes to the Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity, you should know that you can opt for up to 13,300 pounds of towing capacity and a payload of…

New Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

January 21st, 2021 by
2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD with farm equipment

The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 bears a top towing capacity of around 13,300 pounds and a maximum payload of around 2,800 pounds. The Silverado 1500 model’s boxed, hydroformed powerful steel frame and suite of towing features ensure that the Chevy Silverado remains one of the most powerful light-duty trucks that Portage drivers can purchase. Discover…

Ask Motor Maven | July 10, 2019

July 10th, 2019 by

Q: There’s a check engine light on my dash. Should I worry? David L. – Mattawan, MI MM: To be honest David, there’s always room for a little concern when a light or service message appears on the dashboard, especially a Check Engine light  The Check Engine light is indicative of an issue with your…

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