National Food Bank Day- Friday, September 4th 2020

National Food Bank Day is every year on the first Friday in September, a day to raise awareness about how close hunger may be to you and how you can contribute to this cause to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry. Food banks are viable sources that help the friends in our community put food on their table. Nationwide, they assist 42 million people who struggle with food insecurity. In the Wilmington, NC area, 67,910 individuals live in food-insecure households and 18,510 of them are children.

Our four county area is serviced by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Wilmington Branch. This amazing facility not only cranks out food distribution to our community, they also contribute through federal nutrition programs, community health & engagement, and children’s programs in our community. In the fiscal year of 2018-2019, the Wilmington brand distributed to 120 agencies (such as pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, etc) 11,488,390 pounds of food!

Twice of year here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet we get the amazing opportunity to work with this food bank by doing an Easter and Thanksgiving Food Drive, where our employees donate to provide a holiday meal for families in our area. Our employees gather and pack over 160 meals and we send it straight to the food bank along with additional money raised and food items! It is our employee’s favorite time of the year to do this event and love the scene of pulling our box truck into the food bank and unloading everyone’s contributions and knowing families in our community will get to enjoy a wonderful holiday meal.

How can you help out your local food bank?

  • Donate money: for every $1 donated, five meals is provided
  • Donate time: volunteer as an individual or form a group
  • Donate food: Hold a food drive or host a virtual food drive*

*The food bank’s most needed items include:

  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!) 
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
  • Peanut Butter, and other nut butters 
  • For Infants: Pedialyte, Infant Cereal, Powdered Formula, Diapers, and Wipes 
  • For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups 
  • Non-Food Essentials: Hygiene Items, Household Items, and Paper Products 

Learn more about how the team at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is involved with our local community, visit our Purchase with Purpose page.

Charging Levels for Electric Vehicles

Chevy Bolt Interior

Thinking about switching to all electric? With all the new “buzz” on electric vehicles and the latest announcement from GM to go all electric by 2035, surely this thought is crossing everyone’s minds. The biggest concern we often hear? Keeping your car charged. Charging and keeping your vehicle charged is a reasonable thing to consider when going electric, but it is nothing to even worry about! Keep reading and let’s talk about all the available solutions for charging your new electric vehicle.

Like filling up on gas to make your car, well, go, charging your vehicle requires a different kind of fill-up. With a range of 259 miles, the Chevy Bolt is going to give you tons of miles to spare. And when it comes time to charging, the solutions are as simple as plugging in your smartphone.

Standard Level 1 Charging

With the purchase of your new electric vehicle, the 120-volt portable charger cord will come with your purchase. This portable cord will allow you to charge anywhere there is a 3-prong outlet. One hour will give you about a 4 mile of range of charge, allowing this to be a great option to top off your charge.

Available Level 2 Charging

Level 2 charging is the highly recommended option for those investing in an electric vehicle. This is an available option to upgrade to, allowing you to still charge at home with a 240-volt charging unit that can be easily installed by a GM partnered installer. Installation costs can vary depending on the distance between the electrical panel and the charging station, capacity of the electrical panel, and the cost to obtain a city permit. In the Wilmington area, the average cost is $750-$1,750. Charging as fast as 25 miles of range per hour, the 240-volt unit can cover the average daily commute of 40 miles in under 2 hours. This charging unit is also available at public stations, which is our next topic.

DC Fast Charging

DC Fast Charging offers you an expedited charge while you’re away from home, charging 100 miles of range in 30 minutes. This charging option is only available at public stations, which are prevalent and increasingly available day by day! There are many resources to locate charging stations such as www.plugshare.com, but once you purchase a Chevy vehicle, it is highly recommended to utilize the MyChevrolet Mobile App. Available for Apple or Android devices, this app also comes with Energy Assist, which will search for charging stations and plan routes.

All in all, with new technology and the world embracing going all electric, its never been a better time to switch to an electric vehicle. Imagine – no more oil changes, transmission fluid flushes or engine belt replacements – you will be saving time and money. The perks of living electric don’t just stop there, compared to a new-gas powered vehicle of the same size, EPA estimates that the Bolt EV could save you as much $5,000 in fuel costs over five years! So, are you ready to live electric?

For more information, check out our latest video about the Chevy Bolt on our YouTube channel.

What you need to know about SUV sizes

2021 Chevy SUV Lineup

This may come as a no-brainer for some, but the difference SUV sizes can be overwhelming to most people. Now a days, driving an SUV has become standard over the sedan and therefor more models are made available in vehicles from every vehicle manufacturer. Follow along with us to learn more about the different vehicle sizes there is to help guide you to make a decision for what vehicle is right for you. In this post, we will discuss the difference between compact, mid-sized, and full sized vehicles and what models fall into that category.

Continue reading “What you need to know about SUV sizes”

Ensuring Your Safety at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, our teammates from all departments are taking extra precautions to keep our guests and fellow teammates safe. In the YouTube video below sales consultants, Dylan, Daner, AJ, Bobby, and Thomas give us an overview of the steps we are all taking to create a clean and safe environment for everyone.

These steps include:

  • Periodically clean commonly contact surfaces such as tables, chairs, door handles
  • Usage of specialized steering wheel and seat covers
  • Sanitation stations placed throughout the dealership
  • Contactless vehicle delivery

*This list is not limited to standard CDC guidelines

For more information about contactless delivery, check out our inventory online and call us at 855-560-8687.

KBB Instant Cash Offer

Kelley Blue Book® opens and exclusive Instant Cash Offer location in North Carolina, meaning Jeff Gordon Chevrolet customers are able to take part in this exclusive offer.

Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Now you make be asking yourself what is the Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer? It is a real offer for an amount to purchase a consumer’s car or apply the amount toward their new car. It is based on the specific elements of the consumer’s car. The KBB Instant Cash Offer is only valid for 7 days and it can be redeemed during regular business hours at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, pending inspections.

We understand the dread of selling a car, it can be difficult but that is why Jeff Gordon Chevrolet now offers Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer, we want to make your selling process as simple as possible. Right now, used car values have never been higher and Jeff Gordon Chevy will pay you top dollar for your trade. Then it’s time to get you into your new vehicle from JGC!

Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

If you own a vehicle that’s no longer under warranty or you’re downsizing we will buy your car, truck, van or SUV today. Even if you still owe money on your current vehicle, we can pay off your loan and hand you a check. Drive In and Cash Out at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. Accesses the Kelley Blue Book Buying Center at www.KBBCashOffer.com or visit the KBB kiosk at 228 South College Road, Wilmington North Carolina. Whether you want to use the guaranteed offer as the starting point for your trade-in, or you want to walk away with cash, we offer a safe & secure transaction.

Have questions about how much your vehicle is worth? Call us at 888-817-5744

Contactless Pickup with the 2021 Chevy Tahoe

It’s no secret why the Chevy Tahoe is one of the most popular vehicles on the road. It is durable and flexible to any person’s needs, from the school drop-off line, to towing your boat to the nearest boat launch, to a night on the town, the Chevy Tahoe has all the (dare we say) bells and whistles for you and your passengers needs.

During our current times, the Tahoe is also adaptable to all of your needs. In the video below, Thomas shows us how the Chevy Tahoe can be the perfect companion for your next grocery pickup – all contact free!

Thomas Morgan, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

The features in this video is a 2021 High Country Tahoe highlighted by Thomas include: simple one-touch double moon roof, camera mirror, power liftgate, and power third row seats. The power liftgate and power third row seats are available on all trims of the Tahoe except for the LS.

The Chevy Tahoe is a full-size SUV with room for 7-9 people and max cargo space of 122.9 cu. ft. With more space than ever in the 2021 models, along with 40% more leg room compared to the previous generation models.

Slide to view the versatile and spacious cargo room space

You can count on the ahead of it’s class technology, with the 15-inch head-up display, a 10.2in Chevrolet Infotainment System, and available nine camera views. In addition, the Tahoe offers an available built-in Wi-Fi connection and Apple CarPlay. Keep your passengers occupied with the available Rear-Seat Media System. The system includes a pair of 12.6inch LCD touch-screens that are capable of displaying its own content or can share content from one screen to another!

Rear-Seat Media System, video courtesy of Chevrolet

Coinciding with top technology, the All-New Tahoe also offers advanced safety and driver assistance features such as:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Intellibeam Auto High Beams

And made available:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • OnStar Safety and Security

Overall, the Chevrolet Tahoe is indeed the most versatile SUV there is that will fit any individuals or family’s lifestyle. To learn more about our vehicle lineup, visit www.jeffgordonchevy.com or stop by and visit us at 228 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403.

Vote for Wilmington for the USA Today’s Best Riverwalk

There is just something about a stroll in downtown Wilmington down the Riverwalk. Between the sunset, the view of the NC Battleship, the waterfront restaurants, or just the overall vibe of being a coastal town with a spralling riverfront district- we just love it! The love for it is so big, that Wilmington is one out of 20 nominees for USA Today’s 10best Best Riverwalk in America!

Chevy Silverado Trail Boss at the North Carolina Battleship

The 10best editors partnered with a panel of urban planning experts to nominate 20 great American Riverwalks. You can cast your vote here everyday until Monday, February 15th.

Here are nominees for the best riverwalk:

Bricktown – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Canal Walk – Indianapolis, Indiana
Charles River Esplanade – Boston, Massachusetts
Chicago Riverwalk – Chicago, Illinois
Detroit International Riverwalk – Detroit, Michigan
Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hudson River Park – New York, New York
Idaho Falls River Walk – Idaho Falls, Idaho
Milwaukee Riverwalk – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mississippi Riverwalk – Dubuque, Iowa
River Street – Savannah, Georgia
San Antonio River Walk – San Antonio, Texas
Schuylkill River Trail – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Smale Riverfront Park – Cincinnati, Ohio
Tennessee Riverpark – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Three Rivers Heritage Trail – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Trinity Trails – Fort Worth, Texas
Waterfront Park – Louisville, Kentucky
Waterplace Park and Riverwalk – Providence, Rhode Island
Wilmington Riverwalk Wilmington, North Carolina

Is your vote for Wilmington a toss up or not sure because you have never been to our beautiful town? No worries, we’ve got you covered with our Fly in Drive Home program and check out our scenic two mile Riverwalk in our beautiful town. With our Fly in Drive Home, we offer travel assistance to our award winning dealership owned by NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon. For more information, visit http://www.flyindrivehome.com or  simply call 855-560-8687 to discuss travel assistance to buy your next vehicle from us. 

p.s. don’t forget to submit your vote for Wilmington!

The Ultimate Hard-Working Truck 2021 Silverado Carhartt Special Edition

Looking for the ultimate hard-working truck? Then you are in luck Chevrolet has announced the 2021 Silverado Carhartt Special Edition! The 2021 Silverado Carhartt Special Edition is only available for the HD configuration.

Chevrolet Introduces 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

The iconic Detroit based brands Chevrolet and Carhartt came together in 2016 at the 2016 SEMA Show to 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept the consumers response excited Chevrolets expectations.

“When the concept vehicle was shown, consumer response exceeded even our highest expectations,” said Brian Sweeney Chevrolet U.S. vice president. “Listening to the enthusiastic feedback of show-goers and trucks enthusiasts led to the development of the production truck that customers have been clamoring for.”

Chevrolet Introduces 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

The 2021 Silverado Carhartt Special Edition is based on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew crab. With the special edition it is also paired with the Z71 Off-Road Package, including tuned twin-tube Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control, skid plates, 20-inch wheels with All Terrain tires and a soft rollup tonneau cover embossed with the Carhartt logo. The special edition is exclusively offered in exterior color Mosaic Black, with a complemented pinstripe detailing in Carhartt gold, along with Carhartt badging on the doors and tailgate. The body-color grille surround and inserts, along with body-color front and rear bumpers and black vent hood detailing and tow hoods lend for a more distinctive exterior styling of the overall presence of the truck. Not only is this a hard-working truck but you can also look good while doing it!

Chevrolet Introduces 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

Living Electric 2021 with Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 is the year to follow through with your resolutions. If your New Year’s resolution is to make a positive impact on our environment then Jeff Gordon Chevrolet can help with the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Making the switch to a new vehicle can be difficult but Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is here to help make that transition as easy as possible. Switching to the Bolt EV you don’t just get a new car you also get a responsive all-electric vehicle. What does that mean? It’s healthier for our environment, less maintenance for you the customer and more way to “refuel”. Making the switch to an electric vehicle doesn’t need to be expensive. At Jeff Gordon Chevrolet we are offering employee pricing on all the 2020 Bolt EV models which gives customers up to $15k off the remaining models. Or customers can take $13,500 off AND get 0% for 84 months! Crazy sweet offer right?!


We bet you are excited to make the switch to electric especially with the sweet deal JGC is running but, you may be concerned about charging. Well, don’t be! There are charging stations all over the country even in Alaska and Hawaii!

Chevrolet Electric Charging Stations USA

The MyChevrolet mobile app makes it easier to help you find charging stations and pinpointing your destinations.

There are three easy ways to charge your new Chevrolet Bolt EV; 120-volt portable charge cord, 240-volt charging unit, and DC Fast Charging. The 120-volt portable charging cord allows the customer to charge their Bolt EV anywhere that has a 3 prong outlet, it is great for topping off your charge, it is about 4 miles of range per hour of charge.

Next we have the 240-volt charging unit which is most recommended for new Bolt EV buyers. With the 240-volt charging unit it allows you to charge at home and at public stations, for the at home charging station hassle- free insulation is provided by Chevrolet’s partner Qmerit. The charge from the 240-volt charging can cover an average daily commute of 40 miles in under 2 hours and it has up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge.

DC Fast Charging is the fastest option available it is available only at public stations, it also offers accelerated charging while you’re away from home and up to 100 miles of range in about 30 minutes.

Shop 240V Charger

My Chevrolet Mobile App

Cargo Space

Yes, the Bolt EV looks small but don’t let those look deceive you, this little compact, electric car has enough space wherever your adventure takes you! The Bolt EV is 164.00 in length, and 69.50 in width, and it can hold up to 5 passengers. If you need a little extra space for you gear there’s even room for that!

Heading out for an adventure? The back seats lay completely flat so that you can store your bike or any other gear that you may have.

Hitting the beach? Don’t forget to pack your surf boar or SUP, just toss it on your roof rack and you’re good to go for your next exciting adventure!

Don’t believe us? Well take it from a real life Chevrolet Bolt EV owner Randy from California!

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet First Responder Discount

Saving Lives Deserves a First-Rate Reward at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

At Jeff Gordon Chevrolet we want to say thank you to all of those who help our communities. Which is why we have extended our First Responder Discount to military, educators, doctors, nurses, other health care professions, and first responders.

To recognize the bravery, dedication and resolve of America’s first responders, Chevrolet and OnStar are offering a special discount below MSRP on new vehicles that is also compatible with most other offers and incentives. In addition to the special pricing, First Responders will also get 15% off OnStar Safety & Security and select Connected Services plans.

Jeff Gordon Chevy is proud to participate and extend the First Responder Discount to our Wilmington, North Carolina volunteer and paid firefighters, EMTs/paramedics, 911 dispatchers, and police (including: Officers, Sheriffs/Sheriff’s Deputy, Correctional Officers, State Troopers and Federal Law Enforcement Officers.)

To get started, visit GMFirstResponderDiscount.com to get your ID.me authorization number and head over to Jeff Gordon Chevrolet  to claim your discount on your new Chevy car, truck, or SUV!

During these troubling times we look to our first responders, educators, military, and health care workers to help us. From the Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Family thank you for keeping our country safe!

A Chevy SUV built to suit your holiday season

Considering an upgrade when thinking about your needs for this Holiday season and upcoming new year? Jeff Gordon Chevrolet has a solution for all of your needs! From hauling presents, casserole dishes, and the whole family– we’ve got a vehicle that has all bells and whistles from safety features to upgraded technology that you are looking for.

Keep reading below to learn about all the many vehicles that is ready to suit your needs.

W1200 Red Hot Chevrolet Blazer RS Christmas

Chevy Blazer

Meet the all-new Chevy Blazer. The new standard in design with bold, sophisticated styling inside and out. With available 5-passenger seating and a towing capacity of up to 4,500lbs, this vehicle also offers cargo space of 30.5 cu. ft. and up to 64.2 cu.ft (when second row seats are folded down), and available power lift gate. Successfully haul your Christmas load with an EPA-estimated fuel economy 21/27 mpg.

W1200 Red Hot Chevrolet Blazer RS Christmas

When it comes to technology, Chevy has you covered. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen display, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, everything will be at your fingertips. The convenience of wireless charging for your devices is available in the RS and Premier models.


Safety and driver assistance now comes in a stylist package. Offering advanced safety technologies to help you detect potential hazards, helping give you the added confidence you deserve every time you get behind the wheel. The all-new Blazer comes available with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking. When traveling up north or your early morning commute, you will find the heated steering wheel will make you forget about all of your problems. Your passengers will also enjoy the heated seats, and in the RS and Premier models, the rear seats are heated. The features and capabilities are endless.

If the Blazer has sparked your interest, come test drive one to see all the features in person. Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants today by calling (910)338-1697, or schedule online here.

2021 Chevy Trax


Say hello to the Chevy Trax, a compact SUV that is not only stylish, it is also versatile. Sporty and surprisingly spacious, the Trax will not only tackle all of your holiday errands, but will impress the whole family with your new ride. With seating for up to five and available AWD, this vehicle also offers cargo space of 48.4 cu.ft with the rear seat folded, and 18.7 cu. ft. with the rear seat up. Generously zip around town with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26/31 MPG.


The 2021 Trax offers the latest technology you need to keep in touch with your world just about wherever you go. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen display, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, everything will be at your fingertips.


The Trax offers available advanced safety technologies to help you stay safe and confident while you travel this holiday season. The Trax comes available with Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Side Blind Zone Alert.

Right now is the perfect time to find your next vehicle, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is running Employee Pricing until the end of the month, including rates as low as .9% for 72 months or 2.19% for 84 months on Chevy Trax. Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants today by calling (910)338-1697, or schedule online here.

Chevy Equinox

JGC Kinetic Blue Metallic Equinox One Tank Trip New Bern NC

The Chevy Equinox, a small SUV that is ready for anything. The Equinox is easy and fun to drive with active safety features that are ready for your next family trip. With seating for up to five and a towing capacity of up to 3,500lbs, this SUV also offers cargo space of 63.9 cu.ft with the rear seat folded, and 29.9 cu. ft. with the rear seat up and available power lift gate. Successfully haul your Christmas load with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26/31 MPG.

The 2020 Equinox offers intuitive technology that seamlessly integrates with your compatible devices, so you’re just a touch away. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 7-inch touch-screen display, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, you and your family will be kept entertained and connected.


The Equinox comes equipped with a host of safety and driver assistance features that help you detect and prevent potential hazards before they happen. Also, now all Equinox models now include a standard Driver Confidence Package, which includes: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and Intellibeam Headlamps.

Right now is the perfect time to find your next vehicle, Jeff Gordon Chevrolet is running Employee Pricing until the end of the month, including rates as low as .9% for 72 months or 2.19% for 84 months on Chevy Trax. Schedule an appointment with one of our sales consultants today by calling (910)338-1697, or schedule online here.

2021 Chevrolet Traverse


The Chevy Traverse, a mid-sized SUV that makes every drive worth the trip. The Traverse  is spacious enough to accommodate a big family yet doesn’t compromise on style. With seating for up to 8 and a towing capacity of up to 5,000lbs, this SUV also offers cargo space of 23 cu. ft and up to 98.2 cu.ft and available power lift gate. Available all-wheel drive, effectively travel this holiday season with an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 27 MPG.

The 2021 Traverse offers technology and safety features for more confidence as you travel along. The latest Chevrolet infotainment comes standard with an 7-inch touch-screen display, 6 USB ports, alongside an available 4g LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and capabilities of Apple CarPlay, the things you love are just a tap away.


When it comes to your safety, Traverse goes above and beyond. This smart midsize SUV offers a wide range of active safety features that utilize cameras, sensors and radar to help you look out for potential dangers on the road. The Traverse comes standard with Rear Vision Camera, and available Forward Collision Alert, Available Front Pedestrian Braking, Available Automatic Emergency Braking, Available Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Available Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Available Rear Park Assist.