Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter Car Care

We’ve been pampered for the first stretch of this 2015/2016 winter, we’ll admit. But, what exactly will the next 3-4 months bring us? Are you and your car winter ready?

1st off, you should be prepared with a winter emergency kit in case you do get stuck somewhere. Include some high calorie, non-perishable food items, heavy blankets, extra clothes, a flash light, and a bright piece of fabric to alert others that you need help! A tow rope and jumper cables are also great to pack up... you could end up as somebody else's rescuer!

Winter months are the worst for carbon monoxide poisoning, both inside the home and in vehicles or fish houses. If you should find yourself in the ditch, do not become a victim! Shut your car off if the tailpipe is covered with snow and you cannot keep it cleared of snow or ice. Try and stay warm with body heat and blankets you’ve got packed in your winter emergency kit. You can run your car to stay warm, but only run it about 15 minutes every hour to conserve on fuel. If you are in a desolate area with no visible traffic, remain with your vehicle until you see help arrive. 

How is your battery? Marthaler Chevrolet service department does free battery tests. Many people think that winter is the hardest on batteries, but it is actually the other way around. Summer heat will drain your battery. When you need your battery’s strongest power to start a cold engine, that is when you’ll notice the damage that summer brought!

In need of winter tires? Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington tire finder is a super easy tool to use right on our website. You can search your tires by your vehicle’s make and model or by your tire TPC code. Having the right traction on winter ice could save you a lot of woe. It’s worth it!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington Truck Month

Truck Month at Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington is drawing close to an end… have you taken advantage of the best selection at the best price in Southwestern Minnesota and Sioux Falls Area, South Dakota?! 2016 Chevrolet Silverados are starting to arrive and we need to make room. This means savings of up to $11,400 OFF MSRP on remaining 2015 Silverados in stock!

So… why buy now? In the long run, don’t you want the right pickup to fit your needs at the right price? Waiting longer might not mean you get any better rebates... after all, it is Truck Month. Plus, you won’t end up with the exact color combination, sport package, max package or heated seats you’d been dreaming of! Those are the Silverados that are leaving the lot right now!

What about the 2016 Silverados? Yes, we have Marthaler in-store rebates on the 2016s already, even though GM does not yet have incentives on them! 

Get the scoop on what’s new with the 2016 Silverado:

·         Head-turning newly sculpted hood

·         LED Lighting

·         Newly designed front end for a more masculine look

·         Apple CarPlay (use the touch-screen in your truck to access select iPhone apps, navigation and text messages)

·         Wireless charging station on center console available on many models

We invite you to stop in today and get behind the wheel of the perfect pickup at Truck Month Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington, Minnesota. You won’t be disappointed!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Marthaler Chevrolet - Colorado Special Edition

Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington wants to make sure that all of our truck enthusiasts are keeping up with the latest and greatest in our pickup world! So, what does Chevrolet have creeping around the corner now?

Your jaws are sure to drop when you meet the new Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition. All black exterior paint, black bowtie, black grille, gloss black 18 inch aluminum wheels, black spray on bed liner, and black tonneau cover will leave everyone else green with envy.  

How soon will you see the new Midnight Edition Colorado on Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington’s lot? This shady 4x4 will hit the asphalt for the 2016 model year, meaning you can expect it sometime in the fall of 2015. You can get blacked-out with the Midnight Edition in either Extended or Crew cab configurations of the LT, both RWD and 4WD. Best of all, Midnight Edition is also available with the highly anticipated 2.8L Duramax Diesel engine!

Want to be the first behind the wheel of this sleek and spooky special edition? Contact our sales team today! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tire shopping and tread depth

When the tread is getting low, where do you go? Have you checked out Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington’s tire finder? What a cool tool!!!

We make it easy to get your new set of rubber. Search tires by your make, model, and rim size. Or search tires by your TPC code.

Our tire finder tool will instantly load dozens of choices meant for your vehicle. You’ll have a price for tires and be able to order your tires if we don’t already have them in stock. Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington is out to save you time AND money. Right now we have tire price match. Whether  you are in the market for Corvette tires, aggressive tires for your 4x4, snow tires, and more; Marthaler has the southwestern MN and Sioux Falls area tire price leaders and tire availability. 

How do you check the tread on your current tires? You don’t need any fancy gadgets… grab some pocket change and give this a try:

For safety’s sake, let’s hope your tire tread is better than 2/32nds. This is the point where hydroplaning can affect you. To check if your tire is at 2/32nds, get a penny out. Position the penny so that Abe Lincoln’s head is facing down and set the penny in the grooves between treads. If the tread falls short of reaching the tip of Abe’s head, you had better get some new tires!

Start shopping for tires when they’re at 4/32nds. You will get a good idea on prices and what to expect with the different choices out there. To see if your tire is at 4/32nds, get a quarter out. Position the quarter so that George Washington’s head is facing downward in the grooves between the tread.  If the tread reaches the tip of George’s head, you’re at 4/32nds.

No worries if your tires are at 6/32nds or better. You’ll need a penny again for checking this one. Get your penny out and position it upside down and facing backwards, so that you are looking at the Lincoln memorial (upside down, though!) Set the penny in the groove between the treads and check where the tread reaches up to. Is the tread past the top of the upside down Lincoln memorial? If so, you are at 6/32nds or better.  Keep on riding!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blackout Edition Silverado at Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington

Silverado Blackout Edition is here… get it at the dealership that discounts from the start! In addition to Chevrolet’s incentives, MarthalerChevrolet of Worthington includes exclusive rebates right at the store. Not hundreds, but THOUSANDS extra OFF MSRP!

Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington has Southwestern MN best selection of pickups! From exploring the lakes and trails, to hunting, farming and business needs; Marthaler Chevrolet has a pickup that’s right up your alley (or minimum maintenance path).

For both the Silverado and Colorado, Chevrolet has put together some really great special edition packages, and we’d like to let you know about them. If you’re going to get into a new 4x4, you may as well get into one built to reflect your individuality!

So, what exactly is the Blackout Edition? This is a limited availability Silverado that truly stands out from the crowd. You can get the blackout edition only in regular cab or the double cab configuration. You’ll get “Blacked Out” features, including the black bowtie and black 20 inch wheels. Enjoy the freedom of blacking out this pickup even further with great accessories from our parts department.

Does this pickup sound like it’s got your name all over it??? WELL IT CAN; if you contact our sales team in time to reserve your limited edition Silverado  today. Is the blackout edition interesting to you, but you want more cab space? Check out our blog on the Midnight Edition Silverado Crew Cab. Marthaler Chevrolet is here to serve you and your automotive needs for thousands of miles down the road.