Employee Spotlight: Bill Smith – Buick Service

This employee spotlight is a big one! We are here to honor, congratulate and thank VanDevere Buick service technician, Bill Smith! We are sure you are wondering why this spotlight is so big. Well, we are glad you asked! We are celebrating 40 years of Bill working for VanDevere! Yes, we said 40 years! In celebration of his time here, we sat down and grilled, er, chatted with Bill!

VDV: Hi Bill, congrats on the 40 years. Thanks for taking some time to chat with us today. 40 years is a long time. In honor of this milestone, we have some questions but don’t worry they aren’t too painful! What is the best thing about your job?

Bill: I’m living the dream!

VDV: You must be if you have been here for 40 years! What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Bill: The Fairness, honesty and trust.

VDV: We are sure those 3 things have helped keep you around this long! So enough about
work! What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Bill: I like to go camping and spend time with my family.

VDV: Awesome! Where do you like to go camping?

Bill: Our favorite place is Pike’s Peak.

VDV: Nice, we have heard good things about that place. What inspires you?

Bill: God and my family!

VDV: Fill in the blank, I once met ________!

Bill: Mike VanDevere, back in grade school. I have known him and his family for a very long
time.

VDV: Guess we know how you got your foot in the door here! If you could pick one
superpower, what would it be!

Bill: Family!

VDV: Family? Well that is a new one.

Bill: I grew up with a huge family, 10 brothers and sisters. It was a great force to have on my
side.

VDV: We love it! We can imagine it is a wonderful thing to have. What is your favorite travel
spot?

Bill: We love to go anywhere that has a beach!

VDV: Same! What is your favorite place to eat in the area?

Bill: Texas Roadhouse or Friday. Friday’s sundae brownie is my favorite!

VDV: Yummy! Ok last question, what is your dream vehicle?

Bill: Harley!

VDV: Awesome! Thank you for chatting with us and congrats and thank you for 40 years!

3 New Value Packages for 2020 Silverado

From: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/09/2020-silverado-1500-introduces-three-new-value-packages/

2020 Silverado 1500 Introduces Three New Value Packages

The 2020 Silverado 1500 delivers various rolling updates and changes to the all-new model introduced in 2019. But one of the changes not yet announced is the addition of three new “value” packages for the WT (Work Truck), LT and RST trim levels.

Pricing information for these three packages is currently unknown, but considering the name in play here, we would expect them to be rather accessible. The packages are unique to each of the three trim levels listed, and include some of the more popular options bundled together into a single package.

We’ve listed the features of each package below, with all relevant RPO codes in parentheses.

WT Value Package

Let’s start with the base-model 2020 Silverado 1500 WT, which now offers the WT Value Package (PEB), which bundles together two popular packages, including:

  • WT Convenience Package (PCV):
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • EZ Lift power lock and release tailgate
    • Tinted windows
    • Rear-window defogger
    • Cruise control
    • Power mirrors
    • Power windows, express up/down driver, power windows, express down passenger and power door locks on Regular Cab models
  • Trailering Package (Z82):
    • Trailer hitch with 7-pin and 4-pin connectors
    • Hitch Guidance

The WT Value Package (PEB) is not available with the pickup bed delete (ZW9) option.

LT Value Package

Up next, we have the 2020 Silverado 1500 LT Value Package (PCQ), which includes:

  • Remote Start Package (B59):
    • Remote Start
    • Content theft alarm
    • Rear-window defogger
  • Trailering Package (Z82)
    • Trailer hitch with 7-pin and 4-pin connectors
      Hitch Guidance
  • 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels (PZX)
  • 265/65R18SL all-terrain blackwall tires (XCK)
  • All-weather floor liners (RIA, LPO)

The LT Value Package (PCQ) includes the turbocharged 2.7L four-cylinder engine (L3B) and can not be optioned with the Convenience Package (PCL), All Star Edition (PDU), Texas Edition (PDA), Z71 Off-Road and Protection Package (PDZ), Z71 Off-Road Package (Z71), Max Trailering Package (NHT), and rubberized vinyl flooring (BG9).

Also note that the 18-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels (PZX) included with the LT Value Package (PCQ) can be upgraded to 20-inch aluminum wheels with Argent metallic pockets (RD4), or any other LPO wheel option.

RST Value Package

Finally, there’s the 2020 Silverado 1500 RST Value Package (PCR), which includes:

  • Trailering Package (Z82):
    • Trailer hitch with 7-pin and 4-pin connectors
      Hitch Guidance
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels with Argent metallic pockets (RD4)
  • 275/60R20 all-terrain blackwall tires (QAE)
  • All-weather floor liners (RIA, LPO)

Besides the addition of these three new value packages, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also receives the following changes and updates:

  • Addition of new 10-speed automatic transmission with the 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine as standard on the LT Trail Boss and available on the High Country, replacing the 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Addition of 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine offered on the Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss and RST trim levels
  • Launch of the new turbo-diesel 3.0L I6 LM2 turbo-diesel Duramax engine after emissions-related delays
  • Addition of new technologies, including new trailering features and Adaptive Cruise Control

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Employee Spotlight: Ellery Moore

This Employee Spotlight we sit down with Kia salesman Ellery Moore! He has been with the VanDevere Bunch for 3 years! Thank you for your time and dedication, Ellery!

VanDevere: So Ellery, what is the best thing about your job?

Ellery: I enjoy the relationships I get to build with my co-workers and my customers.

VanDevere: We hear that a lot when we do these spotlights. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Ellery: The family atmosphere!

VanDevere: It really is like its own family. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Ellery: Integrity, family and peaceful

VanDevere: That is great! Ok so when you aren’t at work, what do you like to do?

Ellery: I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends!

VanDevere: What inspires you the most?

Ellery: The people that come into my life!

VanDevere: If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Ellery: I would want to be about to read minds!

VanDevere: That would help a lot in relationships! What is your favorite travel spot?

Ellery: That would have to be the beach!

VanDevere: We agree, the beach is a great place! What is your favorite place to eat or visit in Akron?

Ellery: The Akron Family Restaurant right up the street.

VanDevere: We heard it is pretty good! Ok last one, it’s an easy one. What is your dream car?

Ellery: I would love to have a Bugatti!

VanDevere: Wow, good choice. Thank you for taking the time to chat! Congrats on 3 years.