Learning About Cars at Runde Chevrolet

Al Gassman with kids

A routine oil change became a learning experience for three children at Runde Chevrolet recently.

Tony Thier, of Dubuque, had Sophie, Stella, and Henry with him when he stopped by for routine maintenance on their 2011 Chevy Suburban.

Tony asked their service writer if they could watch the oil change while they waited. Technician Al Gassman, who has worked at Runde’s for eight years, was glad to take them through the process.

“Al Gassman did an awesome job and made it a very educational experience for the kids and myself,” Tony said. “Note that we were coming in on a Saturday and I am sure Al was ready to get out of there.”

Al was in his element has he has small children of his own.

The experience was a memorable one for the children and parents Tony and Anna were thrilled.

“(It was) so much better than my kids sitting in the lobby watching the TV,” Tony said.

The All-New 2016 Chevy Silverado Has Arrived at Runde Auto Group!

2016 Chevy Silverado

The newest version of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup truck on the road, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, has arrived at Runde’s!

“The new 2016 Silverado will build on the Chevy truck legacy of dependability,” said Sandor Piszar, marketing director for Chevrolet trucks, in a press release. “New muscular front end designs, sculpted hoods and signature LED lighting accents reflect Silverado’s strength and dependability, which have helped make Silverado the fastest-growing full-size pickup brand this year.”

Other changes for 2016 will include the expanded use of 8-speed automatic transmissions, updated technologies, and additional safety features.

“Our strategy is pretty simple,” said Piszar in a press release. “Build trucks that meet the real needs of truck customers. The right designs. The right sizes. The right powertrains. The right materials. The right technologies.”2016-chevrolet-silverado-1500-reveal-mo-technology-980x380-04

The 2016 Silverado is also available with a remote locking tailgate and wireless phone charging (available on LT and LTZ double cab and crew cab models with available bucket seats, and standard on High Country).

Customers can chose from three advanced EcoTec3 engines.

Silverado’s standard 4.3L V-6 is SAE certified at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, the most torque of any standard V-6.

TowingThe 5.3L V-8 is certified at 355-horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Offering an EPA highway estimate of 23 mpg, it is the most fuel efficient V-8 in any pickup.

Silverado’s available 6.2L V-8 is certified at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the most power and torque of any light-duty pickup. This engine also offers the highest towing of any V-8 light-duty pickup, up to 12,000 pounds.

View Runde Auto Group’s selection of 2016 Silverados here: http://tinyurl.com/plthzfc

Read more about the all-new 2016 Silverado here: http://www.chevrolet.com/2016-silverado.html

Dubuque Business Owner Gets a Truck at Runde’s

Eddie Severns RF2 Warehouse

Eddie Severns, of Dubuque, picked up a new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Dbl Cab today at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque!

Eddie, who co-owns RF2 Furniture Warehouse with his wife Rebecca, plans to use his truck for hauling small items for the business. He was pleased with the price he was able to get a Runde Auto Group.

“When you open a small business, every dollar counts,” he said.

RF2 Furniture Warehouse, located at 900 Jackson Street, Suite 112 in Dubuque, features furniture, home decorations, and home accent pieces. They opened about a year and a half ago.

“We are in the Millwork District,” he said. “There are a lot of cool things happening over there.”

Eddie liked the white color of his new truck, as well as the handling and comfort of the Silverado.

“I used to be a Ford guy, but my friend in Illinois purchased a Silverado and I drove it around and loved the handling,” Eddie said. “I think a lot of people like the feeling of a truck because they are up high, but they want the comfort of a car ride.”

While Eddie was here, he also participated in Chevrolet’s #IDriveFor campaign. He drives for Shelly, who is currently battling cancer. Since his photo with the frame was posted to Twitter, Chevy will donate $5 to the American Cancer Society.

Eddie’s salesperson was Dave Frazier.

“The whole process was smooth,” Eddie said. “He stayed up on everything and continuously followed up. That’s good customer service.”

Thank you for choosing us, Eddie, and happy driving!

Read more about RF2 Furniture Warehouse here: http://www.rf2furniture.com/home.html


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