2014 Models to Offer Covered Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled MaintenanceGM recently broke news that select 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC models will be covered by their new maintenance plan. The plan will cover certain scheduled maintenance services for two years or 24,000 miles; whichever comes first.

“We know that customers who service their vehicles at our dealerships are much more likely to purchase another GM product down the road,” Akerson said.  “It’s all the more important to bring customers to our service facilities for routine maintenance to further enhance the quality and reliability of their GM vehicles.”

What you can expect from the scheduled maintenance program is a complete oil change with filter, four-wheel tire rotation, and a 27-point vehicle inspection. For those who purchased their vehicle before this was announced, we have good news for you; you will also be covered by this fantastic program as well!

For more information about the scheduled maintenance program on new 2014 vehicles please come see us at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC!

Advances in Car Technology try to Limit Driver Distractions

driver distractionsWe’ll never be able to rid ourselves from the distracting thing we call life. However, limiting distractions in the car is necessary for the safety of yourself and your passengers. However the dilemma between staying connected and staying safe has never been finer. So automakers are taking safety into their own hands by implementing the following technologies:

Bluetooth-Many new cars come equipped with some type of Bluetooth connectivity system. Drivers can wirelessly connect their smartphone to their car and give it hands free voice commands. It even goes as in depth as checking e-mails, sending text messages or searching the web.

Voice Recognition Technology- This technologly, often combined with Bluetooth, offers drivers handsfree commands for their iPad or an internal navigation system. Locate the nearest gas station or play your favorite song without removing your hands from the wheel.

Heads-Up Display- In addition to Google glass, some automakers are implementing heads-up display in their higher-end models. Heads-up display virtually shows essential data on a drivers windshield so they do not have to look down at gauges.

Canary- Outside the car, many companies are creating apps to help cease cell phone use while driving. The most popular, Canary, allows parents to track their child’s phone use while in the car. It signals the parents if the kid uses the phone while going faster than 12mph.

While some view the Canary app as a form of “Big Brother,” others say it is effective when teaching their children the dangers of texting and driving. For more information on distracted driving visit http://www.distraction.gov.

Hooping with Hutch Chevrolet!

Hutch Chevrolet EventHutch Chevrolet is celebrating March Madness by having their very own basketball court at the dealership! The best part is, you can shoot to win an oil change, gift card, flat screen TV, or a cash prize!

Do you think you are up for the challenge? Simply stop by the dealership in Paintsville, pick out a new or used vehicle from our lot, and receive a complimentary choice basketball shot. Here’s where the pressure comes in. You choose whether or not you want to try to make a layup, free throw, 3 pointer, or half court shot. Each made shot wins the following prizes:

  • Made Layup = Free Oil Change
  • Made Free Throw = $100 Walmart Gift Card
  • Made 3 Pointer = Flat Screen TV
  • Made Half Court Shot = $2,000 cash

We’ve got the prizes now we just need some winners! So head down to Hutch to make that “clutch” shot and win great prizes. Each person who purchases a new or used vehicle from Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC during March is eligible. And remember to keep up with March Madness and cheer on your local Kentucky teams by liking us on Facebook!

Hutch Chevrolet Sponsors 15th Region Basketball Tournament

15 Region Basketball TournamentHutch Chevrolet is a proud sponsor of the 15th Region Basketball Tournament going on now through March 4th at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. The tournament is one of the biggest events in Eastern Kentucky attracting more than 25,000 fans to the seats to watch their hometown basketball teams take on the title.

Paintsville’s very own Johnson Central Golden Eagles have advanced to the semi-finals where they will play the Pikeville Panthers tonight at the Expo Center. Johnson Central is located just around the corner from your hometown Chevy Buick GMC dealer, Hutch Chevrolet.

The regional tournament plays host to many local school districts as they compete to be crowned the champion of Eastern Kentucky. Hutch Chevrolet invites you all out to the semi-finals tonight to watch as area teams battle it out for the championship.

For tickets to this weekend’s matchups, visit the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center Box office. While you’re at the games, stop by the Hutch Chevrolet booth sometime this weekend and talk to Ronald Patrick about taking home a new Chevy today!

5 Auto-Related Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine's Day Gift IdeasCan’t think of a V-day gift for that special someone? While mushy cards, a dozen roses, and a box of chocolates are go-to gifts, how about taking a step outside the box? It’s likely most people didn’t get up to par with their car this winter, so a car-related V-day gift may be just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Detail your special someone’s car inside and out- When’s the last time you took the time to really, and we mean really, clean your car? Between busy schedules and cold weather, the car can get pretty messy during the winter. Take out the clutter and give it a good shine for your Valentine. Even surprise them by sticking something sweet under the sun visor when you’re finished.
  2. Take their car to the body shop- If you’ve noticed the oil light has been on too long, or they are long overdue for a tune up, snag their car while they’re at work and take it to the shop. We want our cars to run smoothly but sometimes we don’t want to make the payment on our own. So take it in for them and even splurge on some premium oil!
  3. Dinner and a Movie- The same old song and dance can get old. So this Valentine’s Day (if weather permits) take your date to a drive up restaurant like Sonic or a locale joint, and stop by the drive-in for in-car date that is thoughtful and unique.
  4. Rent Their Favorite Car- We all have that number one car that makes us swoon. On Valentine’s Day surprise your date with their favorite car for the day. They’ll be ecstatic as they get their hands on the wheel of the car of their dreams.
  5. Plan a romantic road trip- Whether you’re using a map or a GPS, plan out the locations of a mini-weekend road trip. If you buy a GPS, program the destinations inside for a destination surprise.

While cars may not scream “Romance!” there are a few cute things you can do for that special someone on Valentine’s Day.

Chevy and GMC have hybrid SUVs in the works

2012 EquinoxDriving a family hauler can be expensive to fill up at the gas station and hard on the environment. However, some families cannot avoid driving a large vehicle.  Now, GM is working to eliminate those hefty gas stops in the near future with the new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.

GM’s eAssist hybrid system is not only fuel efficient, but it is easy on the environment too. It has already been applied to the Chevy Malibu, Buick LaCrosse, and Buick Regal. The current eAssist system combines a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with a 15 kilowatt electric motor and 115V lithium-ion battery pack. The eAssist system, previously only released on GM sedans, will now be available on two of GM’s most popular SUVs, the 2014 Chevy Equinox and the 2014 GMC Terrain.

The Terrain and Equinox are both popular midsize SUVs. They are built on the same 2012 GMC Terrainunibody platform and are both expected receiving a mild facelift for the 2013 model year. The eAssist system is expected to be added to both powertrains for 2014.

GM has released pricing for the new fuel efficient Equinox and Terrain similar to the V6 offerings of each SUV. At this rate, hybrid SUVs come without the high hybrid prices therefore making them readily available for any family.

Learn more about eAssist or check out our complete inventory of fuel efficiency Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs at http://hutchchevrolet.com.