Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Commercial Feat. Walter the Cat

2022 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss | Crivitz, WI

The Chevy Silverado Trail Boss is ready to hit the road, and Walter the Cat has returned for a new ad campaign to help spread the word. Here’s a look at the new truck — and the cute kitty that stars in the commercial.

Walter returns

First introduced in an ad spot during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Walter’s whole gimmick is that he’s a cat that acts like a dog. In the new 60-second spot, the tenacious tabby pulls a sled with a team of huskies, chases a mailman, and rescues a skier buried in snow. But his adorably impressive feats pale in comparison to the capable Chevy Silverado Trail Boss.

Meet the Trail Boss

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is off-road-ready right from the factory. It boasts a fully boxed frame built from high-strength steel, along with underbody skid plates and an automatic locking rear differential. On top of that, it boasts a two-speed Autotrac Transfer Case and multiple four-wheel-drive modes, so you can drive confidently on the toughest trails. It’s high-tech, too — it comes standard with a 13.4-inch diagonal Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System, complete with wireless smartphone connectivity and Google Built-In

If you’re looking for an adventure-ready, capable pickup truck, consider the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, available at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

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As winter disappears in the rearview mirror, you’re probably feeling a sense of relief that you no longer have to worry about icy and snowy roads in Crivitz, Wisconsin. However, spring driving brings its own safety challenges, especially when it’s rainy out. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re driving in a downpour.

Turn off your cruise control

When it’s raining or the roads are wet, don’t use cruise control. If it’s switched on and you lose traction in slick conditions, you won’t be able to respond quickly by taking your foot off the accelerator.

Turn on your lights

A simple rule to follow: If you need to turn on your windshield wipers, you also need to turn on your lights. This way, it’ll be easier for other vehicles to see you coming even when visibility is limited.

Don’t hesitate to pull over or turn back

Have a hard time seeing the road ahead in a downpour? Pullover to a safe spot and wait it out (and be sure to turn on your emergency blinkers if you’re on the side of the road). And if you encounter a stretch of road that’s flooded or close to it, don’t risk your life or your vehicle — turn around and take a different route.

The change in seasons is a great time to schedule service at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz. We’ll rotate your tires, check your lights, and make sure your vehicle is in great shape to take on rainy weather.

Here’s When You Should Use Your Vehicle’s Hazard Lights

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Your vehicle’s hazard lights are an important tool for emergencies. If you need to pull over to the side of the road, these lights will help maintain safe conditions by alerting other drivers to your presence. However, there are certain situations where you shouldn’t use hazard lights. Here’s a guide to using them properly in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

When to Use Hazard Lights

When your vehicle is disabled on the side of the road: If you need to pull over to the side of the road because you were involved in a collision, your vehicle breaks down, or you have a flat or punctured tire, activate your hazard lights so you’re visible to everyone in the area.

When you get pulled over: If a police vehicle turns on its flashing lights and signals for you to pull over, comply as soon as it’s safely possible. You can turn on your hazard lights to communicate to the officer that you are pulling over as they’ve ordered.

When Not to Use Hazard Lights

While driving: In general, don’t use your hazard lights while driving. Activating them makes it difficult for other drivers to tell when you’re using your turn signals. If there’s heavy snow or rain, use your regular lights or get off the road instead of turning on your hazards.

While parking illegally: First of all, don’t illegally park at all, even if you’re just running in for a quick errand. And definitely don’t turn on your flashing hazard lights to make it look like you belong there.

Have questions about your vehicle’s lights, how you should use them, and whether they’re working properly? The service department here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz is here to help!

2023 Chevy Silverado EV to Debut at CES 2022

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The CES 2022 conference, taking place Jan. 5-8 next year in Las Vegas, will see the reveal of the new 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV. The reveal will take place during General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s keynote speech, during which she’ll finally give more details on the elusive electric pickup.

Chevrolet has been tight-lipped about the upcoming Silverado EV, but there are a few things we know. The Silverado EV is built on the new Ultium Platform, which includes a modular battery pack that can be stacked in multiple directions to perfectly fit an individual vehicle. Per GM, Ultium also allows for incredible driving range, potentially up to 400 miles on a single charge.

We know the Silverado EV will offer available Four-Wheel Steer. Four-Wheel Steer is perfect for off-roading or driving in any tight spaces, allowing the driver to turn all four wheels at once for an incredibly tight turn radius. This feature even improves stability and handling at higher speeds, Chevy says.

Chevy has also teased the available fixed-glass roof, an industry first in the pickup segment. The fixed-glass roof will make for my headroom, improve visibility, and will make the cab feel brighter and more spacious. The expansive roof covers the front and backseat of the Silverado EV.

Stay tuned to the Frank Porth Chevrolet blog as we wait for more news on the exciting new 2023 Silverado EV.

2022 Silverado Limited To Be Released

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Chevrolet had plans to give the 2022 Silverado 1500 a thorough refresh. The global microchip shortage has since delayed those plans. However, the refreshed truck is still in the works. In the meantime, Chevrolet is releasing a Silverado Limited model for the 2022 model year.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited model will be available in Crivitz, Wisconsin later this year. General Motors also indicated that 2022 would be a “shortened model year.” This may mean the refreshed Silverado will be a 2023 model. Here is what you can expect from this Limited model.

The most notable changes to the Silverado 1500 Limited are in the engine lineup. For starters, the base Work Truck model will now come standard with the 2.7-liter Turbo engine while the previously standard  4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 has been deleted entirely from the lineup.

The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine will now come standard on the RST Crew Cab. In addition, this engine will be available as an option on the Work Truck model. Finally, the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel I6 is an option on the LT Trail Boss trim.

Once the refreshed Silverado 1500 officially drops, it will come with the updated exterior styling, an overhauled cabin, a larger infotainment screen, and a new gear selector layout. Test-drive it when it arrives on our lot here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz. And in the meantime, stop by to take one of the Silverado trucks in our inventory for a whirl. 

GM and Shell Partner for a Greener Future

2022 Bolt EV | Crivitz, WI

As electric technology continues to improve, more and more drivers are making the switch to electric. To help make it even easier, GM has partnered with Shell to increase access to renewable energy sources for many EV owners.

This partnership will start in Texas. This summer, Texas residents who own a GM-branded EV will be eligible to charge their EVs for free overnight. The one stipulation is that it must be between midnight and 5 am when electricity demand is at its lowest.

This is just the first step in GM’s partnership with Shell. In addition to the free charging incentive, GM and Shell are planning to make it easier for GM owners to choose renewable energy. Owners of GM EVs like the Chevrolet Bolt EV will be able to choose home energy plans with fixed rates from energy sources like solar and wind.

Along with this partnership, GM’s electric future is looking bright. The company has plans to become carbon neutral by 2040 in both its operations and products. This includes releasing 30 new electric vehicles by 2025.

If you are looking for an EV in Crivitz, Wisconsin, Frank Porth Chevrolet can help. We will help you find the Chevrolet Bolt EV so you can go green with your driving.

What You Should Do After Buying a Used Car | Crivitz, WI

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Congratulations on your pre-owned car purchase from Frank Porth Chevrolet! We are so excited to be part of your car ownership journey. Before you embrace the open road, though, there are several things you need to accomplish. Here is a rundown of what to do after buying a used car.

Buy insurance

Insurance is a must as a car owner. The right policy will help protect you and your vehicle if it is stolen, in an accident, vandalized, or damaged from a weather-related event.

Gather paperwork

The title and bill of sale are two important pieces of paperwork. The former should state your vehicle’s mileage, and the bill of sale features the name of the seller and buyer as well as the purchase price of the vehicle. It serves as your receipt.

Temporary tags

Typically, you will have approximately 30 days to register your vehicle and purchase plates at your local license bureau. Until then, you can drive with the temporary tags from the dealership.

Proper registration

You’ll need permanent plates and proper registration to drive legally, so you’ll need to make time for the Department of Motor Vehicles. You’ll need to pay required fees and present proof of insurance, title, and loan paperwork, if applicable.

Maintenance, too, is an essential part of owning a car. For all your vehicle maintenance needs, contact Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: LT Trail Boss Premium Package

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Crivitz, WI

It’s hard to narrow down everything that makes the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 so great because there’s just so much to consider. But the choice is definitely one of the upsides, whether it’s the wide range of engines, variety of trim levels, or unique special edition packages. If you’re looking at a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for your next truck, you’ll now have yet another new option: the LT Trail Boss Premium Package.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss is known for its off-road prowess. Thanks to the Z71 Off-Road Package, a standard 2-inch factory suspension lift, and Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® mud-terrain tires, the LT Trail Boss has what it takes to get down and dirty with you on your next weekend adventure.

Chevrolet takes that already impressive truck and makes it even more of a can’t-miss with the newly available Premium Package. Among the add-ons you get with the Silverado LT Trail Boss Premium Package are the segment-first power-up/-down tailgate, the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8-inch touch screen, leather-appointed seating, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

With so many options across the lineup, there’s bound to be a Chevrolet Silverado for you at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin. Check out our selection online and get in touch with us if you’d like to get the pickup truck of your dreams.