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    Buying a car from a distance has never been so easy...Find out how you can buy from Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC no matter where you are!

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Do you remember a time when you had to shop at a dealership near you? Even today, a lot of people have the misconception that buying out of state isn't possible. At Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Youngstown, Ohio we specialize in working with buyers from out of state! So how exactly does the process work? Simply put, any way that you want. The way you go about buying your vehicle from a distance is entirely based on what is easier than you.

    If you're looking for a Preowned Vehicle or a Certified Preowned Vehicle, you can browse our entire inventory at http://www.sweeneyusedcarsohio.com. On our used car site, you can browse close to vehicle 40 photos and a video walk around of the vehicle, research the gas mileage, Auto Check report, etc. You'll notice that any scratches or dents are fully disclosed and pointed out. If you're looking for a new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC begin your search at http://www.sweeneycars.com. From there you can browse our inventory of new cars by simply clicking on your favorite brand. Once you've found your dream car, contact us by either chatting with us on our website or by emailing us directly at SweeneySales@SweeneyCars.com! After you contact our internet department, our team of Sales And Leasing Consultants will make sure that the process is extremely easy for you. If you want to come in to see your new vehicle, we'll gladly send someone to pick you up at the airport, or meet you at another specific location. If you want to simplify the process even further, we can handle all of the paperwork for you here (including financing thanks to our easy to use http://www.sweeneycredit.com) then overnight it to you to sign. After you've sent it back to us, we'll ship your car out to you! 

    We can also handle putting any accessories on for you! We have many long term customers who have either moved away or just chosen to do their business with Sweeney from a distance. A long time customer of Sweeney recently purchased this GMC Sierra as well as a Buick Regal from another state, we handled all of the paper work here, had these great rims put on, and then shipped him his new vehicles! 

    "Thanks Sweeney Buick GMC! They take care of their out of state customers!" - The Horen Family 

    To find out how we can make sure you get your dream car, no matter where you live, email us at SweeneySales@SweeneyCars.com or give us a call at 330-SWEENEY. 

    The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Just Arrived At Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC In Youngstown Ohio

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Just days before the launch of the 2014 Corvette C7, we received our limited production 2013 Corvette ZR1. Last year General Motors released what they called the fastest car they've ever produced. This year, they outdid themselves and made it even faster and even more cutting edge.

    The 2013 Corvette ZR1 features a 638HP V8 Engine capable of putting out 604 Ft-Lbs of Torque. In addition, our ZR1 comes in Artic White with silver pinstripes and a sharp blue leather interior. The interior is loaded with luxury and GM's most cutting edge technology!  

    You won't find many of these, as GM only produces a small quantity each year. To schedule an appointment to come see this car, give us a call at 330-SWEENEY or email us at SweeneySales@SweeneyCars.com!

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    Saving money in the new year - Routine Maintenance that will save you money - Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Yesterday, we began our three part series on how you can save money in the new year by changing your driving habits. In this segment we'll focus on other ways you can save money by reducing the amount of gas you use by properly making sure your car is properly maintained. 

    -Cheap car maintenance you can do yourself! 

    Tip #1: Pump up your tires!
    Properly inflated tires reduce the contact area of your tires and therefore reduce the friction your car produces and thusly, the amount of gas your car consumes. 

    Tip #2: Reduce the drag of your car.
    Do you need the Ski rack on your car during the summer? What about the bike rack during the winter? If you answered no to these questions then take them off! Things like luggage racks, bike racks, etc all increase drag and decrease fuel efficiency. Don't use them when you don't have to! 

    Tip #3: Use the correct grade of motor oil.
    The grade of oil tells us the viscosity, if you use the wrong grade you can increase the friction in your engine. When your engine gets hotter, it will use more gas. 

    Tip #4: Replace the air filter when you need to.

    Tip #5: Turn off the lights.
    This really only applies to older vehicles, as newer vehicles have efficient running lights. However, if you have an older car and the day time running lights are wired directly to the alternator. This increases the workload of engine to produce more power, decreases your fuel efficiency. Therefore, during the day when it's safe to do so, turn off your running lights. 

    Tip 6: Regular service to your vehicle
    Make sure that every 3,000 miles you bring your vehicle to a certified service department for an oil change, and to have your vehicle looked over. Even if it seems like a minor problem it can negatively influence your fuel economy. If you have any questions regarding service, give us a call at 330-SWEENEY or visit http://www.sweeneyservice.com

    Saving money in the new year - Improving your fuel economy - Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC

    Last updated 4 years ago

    It's a whole new year! That means that it's a fresh start and a chance to do things differently in 2013. For many people, their resolution is to save money, which can be quite difficult. In our 3 part series, we're going to show you some ways to save money on gas! 

    The most effective way to improve your gas mileage is to upgrade to a more fuel efficient car, such as the Chevrolet Volt or the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist. Our Youngstown, Ohio dealerships have the best inventory of fuel efficient vehicles in the area! However there are several other things you can do to improve your gas mileage, this is what we'll be covering in part one! 

    Tip #1: Brake the right way
    You car consumes the most gas when you accelerate. When your car is moving it doesn't require much gasoline to keep moving, it's when you start and stop constantly they you begin to compromise your fuel economy. You can improve your economy by up to 20% by simply riding smoother! 

    Tip #2: Turn off your air conditioning
    It's not the easiest thing to do, especially when the temperature rises. However, the compressor for the AC heavily taxes the motor of your car which reduces your fuel economy. There are several ways that you can reduce the amount you have to cool your car off. First, park your car in the shade if you can so that the AC won't have to work as hard when you go somewhere. Also, roll down your windows a tiny bit so you can circulate air through your car while you are parked. Another nifty tip is to shut the AC off 5 minutes before you reach your destination. 

    Tip #3: Reduce the weight of your car
    Look at the physics behind a moving object, in this case your car. Force = Mass X Acceleration. The more mass your car has, the more gas (in this case, force) your car will burn, especially at a higher speed. An easy way to do this is to simply empty the stuff you don't need out of your trunk. 

    Tip #4: Turn your car off
    A common myth is that you use more gas by turning your car on and off than you do by letting idle. The truth in fact, is that, though you do use gas to turn your car on, it's less than if you were to let your car idle. If you are going to be stopped for more than 1 minute, put your car in park and turn it off. 

    Tip #5: Drive Slower 
    Probably simply the hardest thing you can do, however, the faster you drive the more drag your car creates. This decreases your fuel economy a substantial amount. Try just driving the speed limit and see how much you'll improve your gas mileage!

    Stay tuned for part two tomorrow on more ways you can improve your fuel economy and save money for the new year! For more information about improving your fuel economy, including getting yourself into a new, more efficient car, give us a call at 330-SWEENEY or email us at SweeneySales@SweeneyCars.com! 

    The 2014 Corvette C7 - What we know, presented by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC

    Last updated 4 years ago

    With all the hype circulating the Corvette C7 we've had a lot of people asking us what we know about the all new 7th generation Corvette. We don't know much since General Motors has kept it under tight lock and key, but here's everything that we know:

    The C7 will feature a 6.2L LT1 as the base engine. Believe it or not, this larger engine posts better fuel economy numbers than its predecessors. Preliminary numbers show the C7 at 450HP. We also expect GM to add forced induction for models such as the Z06 and ZR1.

    There will be loads of new features and technology. The C7 will feature track and go-fast performance applications including Rev Match, Performance Data Recorder and Engine Sound Management. So what exactly do all these features do? Engine Sound Management is accessed through the C7's touchscreen center stack that will literally allow the driver to set the note of the engine as heard in the cabin. Options to choose from include Auto, Stealth, City, Tour, Sport, Track and None. Active Rev Match  is available only on manual Corvettes. It assists the driver in smoother shifting by matching the engine speed to the next selected gear. It works by monitoring the operation of the shift level and the clutch, then adjusting the engine speed to match a calibrated value. On downshifts it increases engine speed before the clutch is engaged and on upshifts it decreases engine speed before the clutch is engaged. Performance Data Recorder will be an optional feature. If it's equipped it will be accessible via an icon on the touchscreen. Upon launch, it will record audio, video, and vehicle data that's stored on an SD Card. You will then be able to view it either inside the vehicle or on a computer. 

    And last, but not least...The Stingray Moniker is coming back as the base model name! This means that the Corvette will have a proper name, rather than a title like "Corvette Coupe". Names like Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 will live on through the life cycles of the C7. 

    That's absolutely everything we know about the C7, but if you still have some questions, give us a call at 330-SWEENEY or email us at SweeneySales@SweeneyCars.com and we'll be more than happy to try to answer them! Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC has one of the largest selections of Corvette's in the area, so make sure that you get your new C7 from Youngstown's Corvette Authority! 

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