Do electric cars have belts and hoses?

February 15th, 2023 by
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Electric vehicles (EVs), including electric utility vehicles (EUVs), don’t have the same belts and hoses that you’d find in a conventional car. For one thing, they don’t have internal combustion engines, which removes many of the components and fluids that you’d find in a traditional Chevrolet. On the other hand, there are still some hoses…

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Do electric cars lose range in cold weather?

February 8th, 2023 by
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Our team members here at Cochran Chevrolet are no strangers to Boardman’s cold winter months, and we’re sure you’re quite familiar with them as well. If you’re thinking about buying a vehicle, you may consider how cold weather can affect its performance. This detail may be especially important for shoppers who are interested in buying…

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How to Reset the Service Brake System Light on a Silverado

January 4th, 2023 by
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The instrument cluster that sits in front of the driver in any vehicle is a hub of important information. It has everything from your speedometer to the tachometer, fuel gauge, and turn signals. While many of the gauges light up every time you turn on your vehicle, several others will only light up when there…

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5 Most Replaced Chevy Parts

December 5th, 2022 by
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Car parts need a replacement for many reasons, ranging from accidents to regular wear and tear and most every circumstance in between. You may wonder, what are the most often replaced parts? Our team at Cochran Chevrolet invites you to learn about the five of the most often replaced Chevy parts, the timing and reasons…

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Can You Use Regular Gas in a Flex Fuel Vehicle?

November 11th, 2022 by
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Car technology has come a long way in the last few decades. We have electric, autonomous, and even prototype flying cars. Still, with fuel prices at an all-time high and the EPA cracking down on emissions, automakers are scrambling to find new ways to power our vehicles. And ethanol-blended gasoline is one way they’re doing…

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What is a Glow Plug?

November 6th, 2022 by
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Car technology has come a long way since the Model T hit the road back in 1908. While new advances are immediately noticeable and celebrated in areas such as performance, fuel economy, and safety, other components work quietly behind the scenes to keep your car running smoothly. The glow plug is one of them. Glow…

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Types of Gas: How Many Types of Fuel are There?

September 9th, 2022 by
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Gas keeps your car running, but how much do you really know about it? Do you use the best type for your vehicle, or do you always choose the same type out of habit? Here, we’ll break down the different types of gas so you can make the right choice for your set of wheels…

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What Is the Lifespan of an Electric Car?

August 26th, 2022 by
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As electric car technology is still relatively recent and dramatically improving with each generation, you might wonder how long the average electric vehicle (EV) will last. You can expect the average electric car powertrain not to require any major replacements or suffer any notable performance decline for at least 10 years, if not 20. If…

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How Much is Gas Tax in Ohio?

August 20th, 2022 by
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Gasoline prices are at a peak across the U.S., rising notably every month over the first half of the year. Gas taxes are another factor affecting prices, and Ohio recently increased the state tax on gasoline from 28 cents per gallon to 38.5 cents per gallon. Here, we dive into Ohio gas taxes, including how…

Does Ohio Have Electric Car Tax Incentives?

August 14th, 2022 by
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To help the world embrace alternative energy sources, the federal government can offer rebates or other incentives when you buy an all-electric or hybrid vehicle. Additionally, some state governments have electric car incentives, so you may be able to get multiple discounts on your next electric car. Ohio does not have state-specific electric car incentives…

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