Los Altos Chevrolet Repair and Service
Founded by Louis Chevrolet, a race-car driver, and William Durant founder of GM ) Chevrolet was first introduced in 1910. Chevrolet or “Chevy” first used its “Bowtie emblem” logo in 1913. Inspired by wallpaper Durant saw on a trip to France. Others claim that the design was based on a Swiss Cross, in honor of the homeland of Chevrolet’s parents. Over the years, loyal Chevrolet owners have often referred to their vehicles as “Chevys”.
Due to economic difficulties, the Chevrolet brand has undergone a product restructuring in North America along with all other GM brands in order to fit into the turnaround efforts to rebuild GM. General Motors has recently been in development to make more fuel efficient Chevrolet branded vehicles. The Monte Carlo discontinued in 2007, is said to be replaced by the Camaro, also a coupe.
With rises in gasoline prices, Chevy has recently introduce two new fuel efficient production vehicles trying to increase their market share in the economy class cars dominated by the Japanese automakers. At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the production version of the Chevrolet Spark was displayed, shortly after they announce that they would product the Chevrolet Orlando. The Orlando will be the successor to the Chevrolet SSR. Recently introduced was Chevrolets Volt, a plug in Hybrid vehicle. Chevrolet is starting a second generation Aveo which will be released in the Summer of 2010.
Popular Chevrolet models have included the Chevrolet Impala, S-10 Pickup Trucks and SUVs, Chevrolet 1500, 2500 and 3500 full-size trucks and vans, and the powerful Duramax Diesel trucks. The Chevy Avalanche, Suburban and Trail Blazer have been long running and popular SUV models. The Chevrolet Express, Traverse and Equinox round out the current product line, while the Chevy Astro Van still services families across the US.
For Chevrolet repair and maintenance, set an appointment with your Los Altos Chevy repair shop, Allied Auto Works.