Featured Vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited LT

Are you in the market for a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle? This 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited LT is the perfect vehicle for you! This Chevrolet Cruze Limited LT features alloy wheels, EcoTec Turbo, steering wheel controls, power outlets and much more!

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With this 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LT being a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, it also receives Exclusive CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, New 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 172- Point Inspection and Reconditioning, Vehicle History Report, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, 3-Month Trials Of OnStar services and SiriusXM All Access Package!

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In addition, you will enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you’ll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM!

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This 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LT is located at our All Star Chevrolet dealership off of Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, but you can view all of our Certified Pre-Owned inventory here!

Schedule your VIP Test Drive appointment here!

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

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Vehicle Spotlight: 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Sedan 1LT!

Every month, we hand select one of the best vehicles from our new and used inventory to showcase on our blog. This month, the lucky winner is this 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited Sedan 1LT! We are pretty sure you will love it as much as we do, but if it turns out this isn’t the car for you then please visit our website at http://www.allstarautomotive.com/ to check out our entire new and pre-owned inventory. We are sure to have a vehicle you will love! Continue reading

The 411 on Hybrid Cars

What is a Hybrid Car?

I am told that Hybrid cars aren’t really as complicated as it sounds.  There is an electric motor and a rechargeable battery added to a gas engine, with an on-board computer that switches between gas and electric for you.  Your  efficiency can increase by as much as 50%.   You do not have to plug these in because they are charged by the movement of the wheels.

Hybrid Car Facts

Hybrid vehicles produce less environmental pollution.  This can help reverse the harmful effects we have already inflicted on the environment.  This is so important that the government even supports the purchase of plug-in  hybrid vehicles and electric cars by allowing a tax write off.  According to Hybrid cars.com:

“Drivers converting a car into a plug-in hybrid, or a gas-powered car into an electric vehicle, will receive a tax credit equal to 10 percent of the conversion cost.  The maximum credit is $4,000 for a $40,000 conversion. The credits were provided as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the ‘stimulus bill.’ ”

Nearly every major manufacturer makes hybrid vehicles now, so it is not a “fad”, but rather a growing trend.  Hybrid’s are in high demand and depreciate at a much slower rate than a gasoline vehicle, so they will hold their value longer.   Hybrids have been in Japan since 1997, but we haven’t seen them here in the U.S. for very long.  Hybrid cars tend to run well for longer periods of time and it is not unusual for them to run well even when they have 250,000 miles on them.  Hybrids also do not require anymore maintenance than a gasoline vehicle.

“The hybrid battery packs are designed to last for the lifetime of the vehicle, somewhere between 150,000 and 200,000 miles, probably a whole lot longer. The warranty covers the batteries for between eight and 10 years, depending on the carmaker and the location.”  says Hybridcars.com

What Are my Options?

There are 6 basic types of Hybrid vehicles:

 Sedan, Coupe, Pickup, SUV, Luxury,  Van/Wagon. 

Under each category is a sub list of vehicles from each manufacturer.  I will break each category down and give a few examples.

  • Sedans: Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Nissan Versa, Nissan Sentra, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Soul, Kia Optima Hybrid, Volvo C30 Electric.



  • Coupes: Toyota Yaris, Toyota FT-EV, Smart For Two (you may have seen a lot of these on the road recently). 

  

  • Pickups: Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, GMC Sierra Hybrid, Chevrolet Silverado E85, Ford F-150 E85

  • SUV: Ford Escape Hybrid,Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Yukon Hybrid

  • Luxury: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Lexus GS 450h, Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 

  • Vans/Wagons: Dodge Caravan E85, , Volvo V70 Plug in Hybrid, Toyota Sienna Hybrid.