Chevrolet, otherwise known as Chevy, is part of General Motors (GM), which is one of the oldest and most important American car manufacturers. Chevy was started in 1911 by the founder of GM, William Durant when he was ousted by the GM board. However, Durant used Chevy to buy a majority stake into GM and placed himself back into its presidency by 1918. Durant was ousted a second time in 1919 and replaced with Alfred Sloan. Sloan wanted Chevy to be the main brand of the GM company to compete against Ford. And ten years later, in 1929, Chevrolet overtook Ford in automobile sales.
Chevrolet (Chevy) History
Chevy is one of the most recognized automobile brands in the world with a wide array of vehicles offering everything from trucks to sports cars. When GM wanted to expand the offering of its GMC unit, it began selling higher-spec/higher-priced Chevrolet vehicles under the GMC brand. This platform sharing plan worked well for both units, and ultimately for GM.
The 1950s and 1960s were a time of innovation for Chevrolet. For instance, in 1953, the Chevy Corvette was introduced designed as a two-seater sports car with a fiberglass body. In 1957, Chevy introduced the Rochester Ramjet, which was its first fuel injection engine. And in 1960, the Corvair was introduced, which was a rear-mounted and air-cooled engine –the only mass-produced American car with this design. The Corvette is still a favorite today and is comparable to the performance of a Ferrari for a fraction of the price.
Surviving the Great Recession
The credit-crunch and looming economic crisis of the housing-bubble collapse of 2008 affected all industries the world over. Some companies have yet to recover, but Chevrolet has done well restructuring itself. After the government bailed out GM for almost $50 billion in 2009 and became a 61% shareholder, it eventually sold all of its shares by 2013.
Today, the company is profitable and has made great strides in manufacturing vehicles that can compete against foreign brands in foreign markets. The Chevy Volt is a great example of a vehicle that is innovative and successful. The Volt is the third bestselling plug-in all-electric vehicle after the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S. In 2016, Chevrolet began building the Chevy Bolt EV, which has a range of 200 miles and won many awards.
Alpharetta Motor Sports has been servicing domestic and Japanese vehicles for over 35 years. Our highly trained ASE certified service mechanics have the tools to inspect, diagnose, and repair any issue your Chevrolet (Chevy) might be having. We are proud of our service and our customer reviews reflect that. We are so sure of our service that we offer a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all our work. Schedule your appointment today.
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- Oil Filter Service
- Tune Ups
- Emissions Repair
- Maintenance Inspections
- Computer Diagnostics
- Brake Repair
- Heating/Air Conditioning Service and Repair
- Suspension and Steering Repair
- Shocks and Struts
- Mufflers and Exhaust
- Starters and Alternators
- Check Engine Light Diagnostics
- Engine Diagnostic Testing
- Engine Repair’ Overhaul and Rebuilding
- Engine Replacement
- Cooling System Service and Repair
- Brake and Lamp Inspections
- Fuel Pumps, Fuel Injection, Fuel System Repair
- Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement
- Electrical System Diagnostics and Repair
- Transmission Differential, Clutch Service, and Repair
- Transmission Service
- Factory Scheduled Maintenance Services
We service all makes and models of Chevrolet, including but not limited to the following
- Corvette Models: Corvette Stingray, Corvette Grand Sport, Corvette Z06, Corvette ZR1
- Electric Models: Volt and Bolt
- SUV Models: Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban
- Truck Models: Colorado, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500HD, Silverado 3500HD
- Express Models: Express Cargo, Express Passenger, Express Cutaway