Heidebreicht: Service You Can Trust

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At Heidebreicht, we’re grateful to be ranked among Michigan’s best dealers. We know you have a lot of options when it comes to car dealerships, and we work hard to earn your business. To that end, here are the top five reasons you should be shopping at Heidebreicht.

 

Diverse Inventory

Your time is important. A dealership with a limited selection of vehicles is much less likely to meet your needs. We maintain a broad inventory of new and used Chevrolet models with a variety of options so you can find exactly the right fit. There are even a few trade-ins on our lot. If by chance we do not have the vehicle you were looking for, we go to great lengths to locate one in our network of trusted partners. We will even bring a vehicle to you if you can’t make it to the lot!

 

Reliable Financing

It’s important to us that you get a car that fits your lifestyle AND your budget. Our website features a handy Car Payment Estimator to help you decide how much car you need. Once you’re ready to buy, our knowledgeable sales staff can walk you through the financing process and explain any confusing issues. Worried about your trade-in? Our trade-in valuations are some of the best around. Not sure what GAP care is or whether you need it? We can walk you through the pros and cons. Also, we offer free loaner cars to our Chevy Family members when having warranty-covered repairs.

 

Heidebreicht Collision Center

Getting into an auto accident can really shake you up. Even if no one is hurt, there’s the hassle of dealing with police reports and insurance. Don’t let worries over the quality of your collision repair be another thing on your “stress list”. We come highly recommended by all the major insurance companies, and because we accept all insurances we know how to work with them to get you back on the road. If your vehicle needs a little body work (or a lot!), you can rely on the craftsmanship of our body shop techs to have it good as new in no time.

 

GM Certified technicians

The service staff at Heidebreicht is certified on all GM makes and models. We use quality parts to make sure what we fix stays fixed. When you bring your vehicle in for repairs or even for preventative maintenance, we’re happy to offer you a courtesy shuttle back to work or home. If you prefer to wait, our service lounge has a TV, Wi-Fi, children’s play area, snacks, and fresh hot coffee. Our fleet of 26 loaner vehicles ensures you can go on with your life while your vehicle is in our shop.

 

New Owner’s Clinic

 Automotive technology is getting pretty advanced. Sometimes you don’t realize you aren’t sure how to work a feature on your new Chevy until you drive it home. That’s why Heidebreicht offers free monthly New Owner’s Clinics to answer any questions our Chevy family might have. We cover topics like how to work the OnStar and navigation system, getting the most out of your safety features, and how to pair your Bluetooth devices. Our staff does a useful demo of the Chevrolet Mobile Apps and the MyLink system, including set-up. All our Chevy clients who attend these New Owner Clinics are treated to free snacks and a special “thank you” gift.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though. Stop by our showroom on Van Dyke Road and see why we are Michigan’s premier Chevy dealer!

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Heidebreicht Sponsors Youth Baseball

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Supporting local children’s sports teams is a Heidebreicht tradition. Every year we team up with a baseball organization in Romeo, which is just up Van Dyke Road from our showroom. This year we chose the Washington Area Athletic Association as our organization and Washington Baseball as our league.

Washington Baseball has been running recreational leagues for kids in this area since 1962. Around seven hundred kids play in the league every year, all supervised by an active group of volunteer coaches, umpires, and even Board members. These volunteers are dedicated to making sure kids from all around this area play and challenge themselves to improve. They organize games, annual Coaches Clinics, provide fields, and so much more to make sure the children are having a good time.

No one involved in Washington Baseball gets paid for it, but there are still costs involved in running an athletic league. That is where sponsors come in. Sponsoring a league lets us provide our players with equipment, shirts, money, and unique experiences they wouldn’t otherwise be able to have.

Last year, for example, we were able to bring a group of our player to a Detroit Tigers game. They were even invited onto the field for recognition. Another time we helped with a Baseball Clinic held at Comerica Park, where the players learned effective ways to practice their skills in a fun setting.

Sponsoring teams isn’t about advertising Heidebreicht; it’s about service. The real reward comes from building civic pride and community among our youth. The league also gives parents and kids opportunities to spend quality time together. It’s an investment in our future.

Help us invest in Michigan’s future. Get out to the ballpark and cheer on our little leaguers!

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Build A Career At Heidebreicht

Build A Career At Heidebreicht

It takes a lot of people to run Heidebreicht Chevrolet. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to add to our team. As a locally-owned business, we prefer to hire from among our local community right here in Washington, MI. Are you interested in joining the Heidebreicht family?

A good mechanic can always find a place with us. We take pride in experience and skill, both of which help us serve customers better. We’d also like to see previous work with GM vehicles, Michigan Department of State certifications, and a clean driving record. For more information or to ask which specific certifications are required or what skillsets we’re currently looking for, please contact our Service Department at (586) 331-2531.

We love to see experienced auto sales staff apply, though we can train an enthusiastic candidate who has another form of sales experience. Attitude and work ethic are important. The most critical characteristic for our salespeople is honesty. Sales staff are the face of our business, and we need them to treat our customers fairly and ethically. If you like talking to people and helping them find the right Chevy for their needs, you could be a good fit at Heidebreicht!

It takes more than salesmen and mechanics to run a car dealership, of course. Cashiers ring up repairs and merchandise from our waiting area. Managers keep track of vehicle inventory or parts for the garage. Clerks work on warranty paperwork. There are even receptionists needed to watch the desk while the sales staff is out on the lot. The only constant is that applicants should be reliable, community-minded and willing to bring a positive friendly attitude to work.

If you are curious about finding a job at Heidebreicht, follow this link to download our employment application. Print it off, fill it out, and bring it to our location on Van Dyke Road. We’ll help you find your perfect career at Heidebreicht!

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The New & Improved Chevrolet Volt

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In the world of hybrid cars, there is no room for complacency. Take the award-winning Chevrolet Volt, for example. It was released rather recently- just at the end of 2010- but hybrid technology advances at an incredibly fast pace. New features are available every year: better batteries, lighter frames, improved peripheral features. With this in mind, GM undertook a serious overhaul of the plug-in hybrid for 2016. The change is incredible. This year’s model, built largely in Michigan, has a wholly redesigned powertrain, fine-tuned controls, and an interior that creates a sophisticated driving experience.

The first generation Volt, released in late 2010, won high praise for its innovative technology. Experts say it revitalized the electric car market. Drivers realized that electric didn’t have to mean bizarre chunky silhouettes and sluggish performance. The first Volt was a practical car for real drivers- which wasn’t something that could be said for earlier electric vehicles.

The new Volt is poised to shake up the market all over again. The main cause for this excitement is the Volt’s extended range and efficiency. It has an EPA estimated electric range of a staggering 53 miles, and if you’re limited to city driving it will provide a 57-mile range. That’s double the range of similar plug-in hybrids.

How is this efficiency achieved? Much of the credit goes to the Volt’s ultramodern drive unit. The transaxle is a hundred pounds lighter without sacrificing horsepower. In fact, torque is actually improved. GM did this by ditching the old arrangement, where a heavy 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine was paired with a large and a small generator. Now the Volt relies on a lighter 1.5-liter aluminum block engine teamed with two smaller generators. These work together where the older system relied primarily on the larger generator. Working in tandem allows them to produce more power from smaller engines, dropping the Volt’s 0-30 acceleration time from 3.2 seconds to 2.6.

Driving the 2016 Volt feels refreshingly modern. Chevy’s knowledge of how their clients actually use their cars is shown here. They’ve increased the driver’s ability to control how the power is being generated with four specially tailored driving modes. There’s even a “hold” toggle that forces the engine to switch to gas. These settings are now accessed via the steering wheel instead of the shifter, where they were in the previous model. Canny drivers can use the max regen paddle to slow the Volt without wasting energy applying the friction brakes. The cabin is quiet even during the very smooth switch from electric to gas. Only when the Volt is pushed by race-track maneuvers or a steep hill is the engine noise noticeable.

The Volt’s interior should please drivers who want to be environmentally responsible while still being comfortable. Reviewers report excellent back support, a wide field of view, and attractive furnishings. There’s something graceful about the way the central screen is mounted into the dashboard. One handy improvement is the small screen below the speedometer that echoes the navigation system. Drivers won’t have to look away from the road to follow instructions anymore. The Volt can also take advantage of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to link itself to its driver’s smartphone.

Are you excited by all the new technology built into the 2016 Chevy Volt? Visit Heidebreicht Chevrolet on Van Dyke Road in Washington to see them for yourself. Even if you’ve never driven an electric car before, our knowledgeable sales staff can teach you everything you need to know in the space of a test drive. Drop by our showroom today!

 

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Gearing Up For The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

Corvette Grand Sport

Chevrolet is reaching back to their racing roots with the fast, flashy 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. “Racing… has helped us build better, more capable cars” said Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President for Chevy’s global development branch. “The 2017 Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”

Created right here in Michigan, the Chevy Corvette was intended to be a concept car at the New York Auto Show in 1953. As soon as it debuted, the public fell in love and by the end of 1953 GM was producing the Corvette for public sale. The Corvette has been through seven generations, each with their own distinctive look. It was the second generation when GM created a lightweight version of the C2 and named it the Grand Sport Corvette. Only five first-run Grand Sports were built, though after being driven by such famous drivers as Roger Penske, Jim Hall, and AJ Foyt the car secured a place in the American imagination. In fact, those five Grand Sports are some of the most valuable Corvettes ever built.

It seems fitting that the new Corvette Grand Sport pays tribute to that treasure of racing history, seeing as it may well be the best Corvette to date. Everything that defines a Corvette- style, speed, maneuverability- shines bright in this updated model. The car even looks fast while parked.

Don’t worry- the 2017 Grand Sport lives up to the hype. Every single exterior element has a dual (and sometimes triple) role: strengthening grip, directing the airflow, improving handling. The distinctive mesh grille and hood vents work to increase downforce while cooling the engine. Add in magnetic ride control and specific stabilizer bars and you have an incredibly controlled and powerful driving experience. There isn’t an inch of wasted effort here, yet it doesn’t appear overdesigned.

In an exciting update, the Z07 Performance Package is available for the Grand Sport. It’s the first time this package has been offered for this version. The package adds ceramic brakes, Michelin Sort Cup 2 tires, and a carbon fiber aero package. Drivers can choose from a seven-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic.

Underneath the hood is the same LT1 6.2 liter V-8 engine used in the Stingray, but a dual-mode exhaust gives it a kick to reach 460 horsepower. With the Z07 package, the Grand Sport can tear through a quarter-mile section of track in 11.8 seconds. This car can get from 0 – 60 in 3.6 seconds. This racetrack thoroughbred can generate 1.20g of lateral grip in a skid. Those kinds of forces would make cornering tricky- except the Grand Sport is equipped with a dry-sump lubrication to keep things running smoothly however the car moves.

A car this fast needs a powerful, reliable brake system, and Brembo definitely fits the bill. The rotors- 14” squeezed by six-piston calipers in the front and 13.4” with four-piston calipers in the rear- are even tougher than the performance package on the Stingray. An electronically controlled rear differential comes standard.

Pricing for the 2017 Grand Sport was just revealed earlier this month. Expect to pay $66,445 for a coupe model and $70,445 for the convertible. Those are base prices, though they do include the destination charge. Add a few thousand to that price for the Z07 package (trust us, you want it).

The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport isn’t available until this summer, but we have plenty of Corvettes on the Heidebreicht lot. Drop by today and see our collection of Corvettes that got here just in time for summer!

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Spring Into Cargo Solutions

Drive into Spring!

Drive into Spring!

Now that the Michigan weather is finally settling down, it’s time to shake off the winter blues. Unpack your favorite outdoors equipment and find some adventure! Don’t worry about how you’re going to get there; Heidebreicht has the accessories you need to make your adventures hassle-free. No matter what you have planned, Heidebreicht can help.

Heading out to one of the beautiful trails around Washington? Go ahead and invite a friend. You can bring two bikes along with the Vertex Hitch-Mounted Bicycle Carrier. All you need is a tow hitch for a fast, simple installation you can do at home. Thule makes this carrier, so you know it will stand up to a lot of use.

Is scuba diving more your kind of fun? Consider a hitch-mounted stowage compartment. It keeps your gear safe while also making sure it won’t drip on anything else on your way home. The box holds up to thirteen cubic feet and 150 pounds of gear, and it’s tilted away from the vehicle to let you access the trunk without straining.

Sometimes you just want to get away for a nice, family-centered holiday. Maybe it doesn’t matter where you’re going, just that you have room for your family’s luggage. Look for the Ascent 1700 cargo box by Thule. This roof-mounted luggage box is a solid-construction shell. Your belongings will be safe from the worst thunderstorms, and you won’t have to worry about cramming every last suitcase between the kids in the backseat. The technicians in our service department can install the Ascent for you.

If you’re not sure what you need, come talk with our staff. We’ve been serving Macomb County for more than forty years, and we’d be happy help you find a cargo solution. Get ready for summer fun with our great accessories!

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Putting The “Fun” In Functional

Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

There are some times when a truck just isn’t the right fit for a business. Florists, local delivery drivers, craftsman- all of these people need a way to move their equipment or merchandise without exposure to the elements. For a reliable work vehicle with updated technology and plenty of cargo space, check out the Chevrolet Express Cargo Van.

The Express Cargo Van can sit on a regular 135 inch wheelbase or an extended base with an additional 20 inches. Depending on which style you chose, it can haul 8600-9600 pounds gross vehicle weight. The six speed automatic transmission saves on gas costs. Add in the StabiliTrak electronic stability control which comes standard on all models and the Express Cargo Van is perfect for cargo transportation. You can even get an extra three person bench for the back in the Express Crew Cargo Van configuration.

That covers the functional, but what about the fun? That comes from the 2016 addition to this model: OnStar 4G LTE connectivity. You can outfit your van with a mobile hub capable of hosting up to seven personal devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops, and more) whenever your vehicle is running. Say good-bye to slow internet access while waiting for a customer! You can even stream videos at fast enough speeds to teleconference.

The Chevy MyLink, also new for 2016, allows your smartphone to interface with the van for safe, easy control of your infotainment apps. Besides letting you play your favorite Spotify playlists from the touchscreen, this cuts down on driver distraction and gives you safer communication with your home office without having to pull over.

Heidebreicht Chevys have you covered at work or at play. Visit our lot on Van Dyke Avenue to see the versatile Express Cargo Van for yourself!

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A Home Run For Community Spirit

Community baseball game

Community baseball game

Community is a key value here at Heidebreicht. When the community prospers, we prosper. That’s why it’s so important to us to take part in activities across Washington County, not just Chevy-related events. Every year we are privileged to sponsor a Romeo-area youth baseball team. Right now we have partnered with the Washington Area Athletic Association and the Washington Baseball league.

Physical fitness and a love of athletics is great, but Little League is about more than sports. It helps kids build a whole host of life skills, from personal responsibility to community awareness. Children who play organized sports tend to do better in school because of the discipline learned on the team. They also learn good coping mechanisms for stress (after all, they can’t win every game). The benefits even reach parents, who have the chance to make friends with similar families while supporting their teams.

Sponsorship can take many forms. We provide equipment, t-shirts, and monetary donation to our team as well as organizing special outings. One of these was a Baseball Clinic held at Comerica Park, where the kids were taught new ways to improve their skills. Another time we staged a Day at the Detroit Tigers Game. The kids got to see professional baseball players and were brought on the field for special recognition.

Sometimes we’re able to go the extra mile. In 2014 we were participated in a national vehicle raffle, selling tickets to increase our chance to give one of our league families a new Chevy. A lot of dealers were in the drawing, but Heidebreicht was the lucky winner! We were so honored to present the Quirk family with a brand new Chevy Traverse.

Don’t forget to support your community. Reach out and find the ways you can take part!

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May Deals At Heidebreicht

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When we worked out our May deals, we gave a lot of thought to what our customers need right now. This month we couldn’t decide between offering some exciting new lease specials and updating our popular bonus coupon- so we did both! Continue reading

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Testimonial Tuesday: Financing, Tires, and Cookies

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Financing, tires and cookies.

Heidebreicht isn’t just a car dealership- we’re your neighbors here in Macomb County. Your opinions matter to us. We want to show it by announcing a new monthly feature called Testimonial Tuesday, where we take a look at what customers are posting on our Reviews page.

Cheryl of Shelby Township came to Heidebreicht nervous about financing a car for the first time. She had high praise for Jim, one of our salesmen. “He made me feel comfortable, wasn’t pushy. He answered all my questions. He was a delight. He went beyond what I could have wished for.” Cheryl went on to mention the staff who made her first financing experience “so much fun”. Thanks for the great feedback, Cheryl. We work hard to make sure our customers get great service, and we love hearing about it when we do.

It was great to see so many customers commenting on our speedy service. Dale, Olivia, and John all took the time to post about our efficient service. Melissa of Macomb told us about her oil change and tire rotation, which was finished less than half an hour from her appointment time.

Sandra of Washington Township had a small issue when she saw the price of her door repairs. After speaking with our technicians and doing research, she came back to report that she’d discovered this was, “a common problem in Buick Lucernes”. We’re sorry for your setback, Sandra, and thank you for taking the time to tell us that our quality of service wasn’t the problem. We’re happy to have your trust.

Of course, sometimes it’s the little things that get noticed. Thanks to Chris and Timothy for letting us know our office snacks were tasty!

Come visit us today. Yours might be the next testimonial featured!

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