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Purchasing a new vehicle can be extremely difficult at times, especially if you wish to buy one that is affordable while still meeting your driving requirements. If you have narrowed your search down to an electric vehicle, the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf can each be a good investment. Both models offer you high electric mileage and reliability, but which vehicle will successfully meet your driving and budget needs? That would depend on the driver.

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As one of the leading car manufacturers in the nation,  Chevrolet offers many vehicle choices that can be tailored to your needs. The 2013 Chevy Volt provides you with 101 mpg in electric mileage when traveling in the city and 93 mpg in electric mileage when driving on the highway. Unlike conventional hybrids, the Chevy Volt features a battery-operated electric engine with a gas-powered, range-extended generator as a backup power source.

Perfect for families, the Volt provides plenty of space with four doors and two rear seats. The Chevy Volt comes with an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty, compared to the Nissan Leaf’s three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. Stop by Chapman Chevy for more details.

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Nissan’s high-end, family-friendly model comparable to the Chevy Volt is the 2013 Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf offers slightly lower vehicle pricing than the Chevy Volt. Available in the S, SV and SL models, the Nissan Leaf offers a more electric-efficient driving experience, with 106 mpg when driving in the city and 92 mpg when traveling on the highway. While the Chevy Volt provides you with both electric and gas fuel options, the Nissan Leaf is known for its high safety ratings, durability and spacious interior.

With quick acceleration and no need for gas stations, the Nissan Leaf provides a more affordable option when taking family trips, but the downside to this model is the limited amount of recharging points. However, the high mileage for city and highway driving offer additional savings for those who have to drive a lot.

The 2013 Chevy Volt is on sale now. Visit a Phoenix Chevy dealer for more information.



Making the right decision as to what is the best truck to buy can be difficult at times. There are different manufacturers with very good trucks, all out to get one’s attention. Deciding on the best pickup truck requires considering what it is that you want from your vehicle. Not to worry, associates at Chevy Phoenix are available to get you everything you need.

There is a lot of talk about how the 3/4-ton and 1-ton diesel trucks on the market today could be overkill for the average person’s towing duties. With stronger frames, bolder suspensions, and more power from the factory than ever before, any of the heavy duty pickups can lug just about any load down the highway. In truth, it depends on what you are planning to tow. For every day towing, a Chevy Silverado 1500 may do the trick.

If you are planning to tow, you should choose the truck that you feel most comfortable behind the wheel of when towing your trailer. The most important thing to realize is your vehicle’s advertised gross combined weight rating, and then add the proper equipment that will help them tow safely.

Before you begin towing any sort of load, it is important to make sure your truck, trailer, hitch, and everything else that plays a vital role in completing the job safely, is up to the task. According to Edmunds, it is guaranteed that towing more weight than the manufacturer’s gross combined weight rating will raise operating temperatures. In-cab gauges come in handy here, as monitoring EGT, engine oil, coolant, transmission, and even axle temperatures means the difference between getting the load where it needs to be-and sitting on the side of the road.

Making sure your hitch capacity matches or exceeds the load you plan to pull is essential, as is informing yourself on the maximum weight the truck’s factory suspension is rated to handle. Running maximum air pressure in tires rated to withstand extreme loads should be utilized in conjunction with wheels that have a high maximum load rating.

To find the truck that is best you, along with the right equipment, visit Chapman Chevrolet.