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Let’s discuss tires! Winter vs. All-Season

The difference in winter tires starts with the rubber compound, which remains flexible during cold weather rather than hard like all-seasons. Deep grooves (1) in the unidirectional tread blocks (2)clear snow and slush efficiently; small cuts, called sipes (3), grip tiny variations in slick surfaces.

All-seasons wear longer because of harder rubber compounds. Drainage channels (1) limit hydroplaning; fewer grooves (2) mean better dry-surface grip. Bidirectional tread (3) allows tires to be rotated to both sides of the car.

 

 

Braking

“I’ll be fine, I have all-wheel drive.” It’s called all-wheel drive instead of all-wheel stop for a reason. On all-seasons, the AWD car stopped in the longest distance. On snow tires, both cars came to a halt about a car length sooner—often the difference between a close call and a call to your insurance company. So long story short, Winter Tires will drastically improve your braking distance.

 

Acceleration

The difference between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires in terms acceleration time is not that great.


Cornering

This is a very important part of the test, this will allow you to go around an obstacle and back on track safely. Luckily, this is the best result for winter tires, make sure you are riding on winter tires if you often drive on curvy roads, or at higher speeds.

 

Uphill acceleration

Going uphill on snow or ice can be quite difficult. Especially if your car is heavy and if you’re towing a trailer or anything. On this particular test, having All-Wheel-Drive is the best thing you can do for yourself, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that winter/snow tires do help quite a lot.

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The All-New 2015 Chevy Suburban is Available Now!

The 2015 Chevy Suburban LTZ is available for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City drivers. We currently have two of these vehicles heading for our location, and you will be able to come out for a free test drive.

Both of these vehicles have 4WD, a 5.3L engine, and jet black leather interior, giving drivers a supreme ride with excellent comfort, space, and performance.

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Proud to Be 2014 Iowa Chevrolet Dealer of the Year!

Pat McGrath Chevyland is proud to have earned the 2014 Chevy Dealer of the Year! Thanks to our tremendous service, great prices, and friendly approach, we have now earned this honor for two consecutive years.

For two years in a row, DealerRater, through reviews from customers just like you, has rated us as the best place to buy a Chevy car or truck in the state of Iowa.

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2014 Chevy SS Heading to Cedar Rapids

The 2014 Chevy SS is heading to Cedar Rapids!

We have the all-new rear-wheel drive performance car coming to our location, and we can’t wait to take a look at this impressive vehicle.

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2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Trucks Are Coming Soon

Black LTZ frontWe have five 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD trucks heading for our Cedar Rapids location.

Three of these hard-working pickups carry a 6.6L V8 Duramax diesel engine, while the other two hold a powerful 6.0L V8 gasoline engine.

It’s only a matter of time before these vehicles  arrive, and you can Contact Us now and learn how you can drive one home.

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Next Generation of Chevrolet Trucks and SUVs Coming Soon!

ChevyLogoThe next generation for large Chevrolet vehicles is on the way now, with brand-new trucks and SUVs already ordered!

Five 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country pickups, a premium level full-size truck, and seven all-new SUVs – six Chevy Tahoes and one Chevy Suburban – are coming soon to Cedar Rapids.

These vehicles represent the future of Chevrolet, offering modern technology and features with classic Chevrolet capability.

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Answering the Top 5 Questions About the 2014 Camaro Z/28

2014 Camaro Z28 - WHITEChevrolet is going pedal to the metal with an improved lineup of sports cars and high-performance vehicles.

Cars like the all-new Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet SS, the first rear-wheel drive V8 sedan from Chevy in 17 years, are creating a wealth of choices for drivers in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Further enhancing Chevy’s performance push is the 2014 Camaro Z/28, a nimble, powerful car that is completely built for lap times.

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“Laguna Blue” 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray Available Now

DSC08209The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is at Pat McGrath Chevyland.

Right now, we have a Laguna Blue tintcoat Chevy Corvette Corvette Stingray Z51  with Brownstone leather interior and suede microfiber in the interior.

If you are interested in this excellent car, you need to act fast, because a car like this won’t last long!

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2014 Corvette Stingray Arrives in Cedar Rapids

The 2014 Chevy Corvette has finally arrived to Pat McGrath Chevyland in Cedar Rapids, and we couldn’t be happier with this amazing sports car.

1378438_163701270492010_1202753877_nAlthough the vehicle has only just arrived, it seems like it’s already been on quite a journey.

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The 2014 Corvette Stingray is Heading to Cedar Rapids

General Motors’ Bowling Green assembly plant in Kentucky has finished the first 1,000 Corvette Stingrays, arguably the most anticipated vehicle of the year, and the vehicles are now being shipped to select locations.

Pat McGrath Chevyland in Cedar Rapids is proud to be one of the first dealerships to receive initial access to the redesigned sports car.

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