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GMI Halol Wins Big

Quality Circle

When it comes to General Motors, we strive each and every day to set new standards in the automobile industry in every part of the world. GMI Halol, our manufacturing plant in Gujarat, recently emerged as the most successful team in the Gujarat State Level Quality Concepts Convention by winning a total of 8 awards.

The 24th Gujarat State Level Convention on Quality Concepts VCCQC-2013 was held on the 22nd of September at Vadodara. In all, eight teams from GM India’s Halol manufacturing facility participated in the competition and every team came away as a winner. The teams that participate were from departments like GS Shop, GSC, Quality, Paint Shop, Maintenance and Body Shop. They emerged victorious against 96 other industry leading companies.

It is a matter of great pride when one of our teams does so well. There is no substitute for hard work and dedication and that is what GMI and Chevrolet are all about. To provide you the best is all we believe in and will continue raising the bar of the automobile industry.

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The Chevrolet Volt: Safe as a House

Safety Structure Volt Resized

The Chevrolet Volt is already known as the most technologically advanced, affordable and economical electric cars of the modern era. But it’s also as safe as a house!

Most Chevrolets come today with airbags and rigid body structures ensuring safe drives for one and all. And to highlight just how much an effort GM puts into assuring a safe drive, here’s a truly extraordinary story shared with us by Dr. Kerry Johnson, a Chevy Volt owner:

“I bought a 2013 Chevrolet Volt in November 2012 for my 20 year old daughter Caroline and we all loved it. I have a Porsche 911s and a BMW 740il, but the Volt was our favorite car to drive.

On August 3rd, a drunk driver hit Caroline from the right rear traveling in the same direction. The drunk driver hit our Volt so hard, it knocked the car off the road down a 15 foot embankment. Caroline in the Volt rolled several times down the embankment before hitting a tree.

She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she suffered only a black eye, arm lacerations and stitches to her left foot. Our insurance adjuster said he had never seen a car that mangled without a fatality.”

We are grateful to you and GM for making the Volt so safe. The fact that Caroline survived that crash was a miracle from God and the 10 Volt airbags. I am in the middle of buying another Volt right now and thought you would like to share this story with anyone else at GM or with any potential Volt buyers.”

This high standard of safety is upheld across all GM vehicles. From USA to Europe across Asia including India, you can be sure of a drive that is made to protect you and your loved ones! To learn more about Chevrolet safety, do go through our impressive carlines.

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Chevrolet educates children on safety

Chevrolet Safety Drive

Chevrolet places safety at the top of its priority list. Whether it’s our cars, customers or fans, no compromise is made in this aspect. Going by this steadfast philosophy, Chevrolet recently conducted a safety drive in Bangalore for children, preparing them well in advance before getting behind the wheel.

Our dedicated CSD Team (Chevrolet Safety Drive) at GMTC-I held a workshop at Euro Kids School, Bangalore on 31st August, 2013. Children were given an education on the safety aspects of a car like seat belts, airbags, child seats etc. After a small class, a fun quiz was organized for the students. The winners and participants were graciously rewarded with GM merchandise for their enthusiastic involvement. Overall, the day turned out to be very thrilling, both for our team and the children.

Safety is something that Chevrolet takes utmost interest in. The more we educate, the safer and more enjoyable every drive in a Chevrolet car becomes. There are lots of articles on our blog regarding safety, so do feel free to browse through them. Remember, when it comes to the protection of your loved ones, an extra effort is always a good thing!

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Chevrolet tips for learners

Learning driving

There is a sense of freedom one feels when you first sit in the driver’s seat of a car and start the engine. It is an experience that surely excites and delights. But as thrilling as it may be, not knowing what to do is dangerous, especially for learners and beginners. Here are some basic yet important tips that will surely help you out:

The first point that you should keep in mind is that you should get comfortable with cars. Familiarize yourself with all the basics like a clutch and its purpose, how gears work and other similar features. It’ll be much easier and will help you learn faster.

The need for speed is one of the most common desires when it comes to driving. We cannot stress on this point more – it is extremely important to start out slowly, making sure you keep your car under control. Only after you get comfortable driving, you can shift up a gear and to higher speeds. But this doesn’t mean driving rashly, endangering your life and that of your fellow travelers.

Mirrors are an important component in cars and it is imperative for learners to know how mirrors are used in driving. From changing lanes to keeping track of following traffic and parking, it is a very useful tool. It is estimated that between 25 – 50% of your driving time should be spent scanning the road.

You should understand the importance of signals. You are not the only person on the road and should make it known to other travelers what action you are about to take. This will not only keep you safe, but ensure a smooth flow of traffic as well.

As touched upon earlier, driving fast is not acceptable, however driving too slow is equally dangerous. If the road ahead is clear, then you should drive at the mentioned speed limit. Driving slowly can also cause others to become impatient and make them try dangerous maneuvers to overtake you.

Another important point for a beginner to remember is seating position. Make sure to seat yourself comfortably and correctly and your knees aren’t stretched out too far. This will give you better control of the vehicle.

And lastly, practice!

Simple, basic and big on importance. These tips are sure to go a long way in making you a confident and good driver. Easy to follow, you’ll experience the joys of driving safely and in all its glory. Happy motoring!

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Tips for City Driving

City driving tips

There is a lot of joy that you can experience while driving. It’s just you and your car, cruising down the open road and living life in the fast lane. That’s unless you’re living in a city. What you get here is nothing short of a horror show on wheels, especially during rush hour traffic. Pot holes, endless traffic jams, the pollution, both air and noise, and of course the city temper. And that’s just some of the obstacles that you will have to deal with on these busy roads. But we, at Chevrolet, are going to help you out. Here are some tips to keep you safe through all this.

  • Make sure you use your turn indicators consistently and well in advance when turning or changing lanes. And don’t try forcing your way through traffic.
  • Don’t try to forge your way through traffic by stepping on the accelerator. The faster you drive, the harder you work your brakes and this, in turn, may cause more wear and tear. So stay calm and you’ll get through traffic easily.
  • You should stay alert – in fact stay twice as alert in the city! With the amount of traffic and pedestrians, there’s plenty to keep an eye on. So pay attention!
  • There’s a lot of slowing down and braking that happens when stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. In this situation, it is advisable to brake smoothly. This helps you avoid being rear-ended.
  • Your mirrors are always important, but try looking over your shoulders for blind spots as well. Do this when changing lanes or pulling away from the curb.
  • Don’t take your frustration out on drivers who are in the wrong and allow space for errors to happen. This may help avoid accidents or tense situations. And that’s always a good thing.
  • Your turn indicators are of prime importance when it comes to city driving. But, everybody would agree that sometimes this isn’t enough. So don’t be afraid to use your hand to indicate.
  • Pay extra attention at junctions and crossing. A lot can go wrong here and a lot does. Make sure to slow down and try anticipating what others might do!

So, there you go. It isn’t that hard to keep these tips in mind and following them. After all, when it comes to driving, the safer you are, the more you can enjoy your Chevrolet.

 

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Chevrolet expands its reach

Mota Chevrolet

Being one of the leading automobile brands in India, Chevrolet is always looking to expand across all parts of India. Hence, we are proud to announce that our newest dealership, Mota Chevrolet (Mota Automotive Pvt. Ltd.) in Baramati Pune, has joined our ever growing family. With this inauguration, GM India now has 32 sales points and 34 service outlets in the state of Maharashtra with 285 sales points and 278 service outlets across the country.

A 3S facility integrating sales, service and spares, Mota Chevrolet caters to the needs of our customers in the region. The dealership will have all the latest Chevrolet cars and has a workshop to deal with service and maintenance as well. A team of highly-trained engineers will be at hand with the latest tools, diagnostic equipment and computerized technology to attend to the needs of our customers. Apart from this, GM India has introduced an industry-first 24×7 customer care centre to answer questions and provide information about products and services.

Commenting on this joyous occasion, Mr. Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director, GM India, said, “We are pleased to add Mota Chevrolet as our new partner in Baramati to support the customer base of Chevrolet vehicles in the region. The dealership will be headed by Ramnik Mota who is a prominent and dynamic business leader in the state with strong credentials. We are confident that under his able leadership and guidance, this facility will set new benchmark in sales, service and customer satisfaction.”

We extend a warm welcome to the newest member into our ever expanding Chevrolet family and wish them the best of luck for the future.

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The difference between Tube-type and Tubeless tyres

Tube-Type Vs Tubeless Tyre

 

Tyres play a big role in the way a car handles itself. It not only affects the vehicles mileage but safety as well. Essentially, when it comes to tyres, there are of two types – Tube and Tubeless. Let’s tell you in a bit more detail what to expect from these difference options.

As the name suggests, a tube tyre consists of a tube of air that is placed inside the tyre. The air acts as a cushion and makes driving over bumpy roads a bit smoother. It also maintains the shape of the tyre and most importantly supports the weight of the vehicle, keeping it stable.

On the other hand, a tubeless tyre weighs less and reduces un-sprung weight of the vehicle. This gives you superior handling characteristics and inspires confidence in the driver. The overall result – a better driving experience!

However, the advantages of driving on a set of tubeless tyres far outweigh tubes. This is especially visible when a tyre gets punctured. With a sudden loss of air pressure, your car can get unstable and swerve, eventually leading to an accident. In similar condition, a tubeless tyre would lose its air slowly and uniformly, thus giving the driver ample time to slow the vehicle down.

Other advantages also lie in tubeless tyres like; its resistance when driving is much lower, the car feels lighter and has less friction, making it more economical. Apart from that, it has lesser components, generates low heat while on the move and causes minimal vibration. One of the most important difference is that they last longer than tubes.

So there you have it. With the advantages it holds over a tube tyre, tubeless is surely the option you should consider. Safety, fuel efficiency and an overall better driving experience – that’s what you can expect from this set of wheels!

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GMI Talegaon Bags 6 Awards

Internal qualityThe GMI Talegaon Plant recently cemented its place as one of the best automobile manufacturing centres in the country.

The 28th Chapter Convention on Quality Circles and Allied Concepts was organized by the Pune Chapter of the organization on 25th August, 2013. And the team from our GMI plant in Talegaon passed with flying colors, bagging 6 awards.

There were a total number of 112 teams which participated in the convention. Even with this high level of competition, our team ranked in the top 5 teams for ‘Quality Circles and Allied Concepts’ respectively. Four other teams from Powertrain won three gold and one silver category for Quality Circles. The plant was also felicitated for its participation in the slogan competition.

The Convention on Quality Circles and Allied Concepts functions as a platform where organizations can interact, learn and discuss practices concerning quality concepts. This helps encourage parity and adoption of the best practices across the industry.

With such an inspiring performance by our various teams, GMI also qualified for participation in the National Convention to be held at Kolkata in December 2013. Let’s wish them the ‘Best of Luck’ for December.

GMI Talegaon Bags 6 Awards

GM always inspires to be the best and this just proves that we are most certainly moving in the right direction.

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Chevrolet opens an OPD

Chev OPD

 

It gives us great pleasure to announce the GMI Talegaon recently inaugurated an OPD in Navlakh Umbre on 22nd August 2013. The ceremony was presided over by the Sarpanch (Head of a village Panchayat) along with a handful of village elders. Apart from these, officials from General Motors India and some reputed doctors also graced the occasion with their presence. The OPD will be handled by Dr. Arun Bhosarekar.

 

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GM India CSR HQ Recognizes Toppers of ‘Sankalp’ School on Independence Day

GM India CSR HQ Gurgaon recognized the Toppers of ‘Sankalp’ School

 

On Aug 14, 2013 GM India CSR HQ Gurgaon recognized the Toppers of ‘Sankalp’ School to encourage and motivate the ‘Special Kids’ who despite their extreme situations are making it ‘Big’ for themselves.

‘Sankalp’ a School run by NGO ‘Sankalp’  who operates Schools for most marginalized children to help the underprivileged and underdeveloped community in Gurgaon.

Mr. Lowell Paddock, President and Managing Director, GM India honored 21 students for their exemplary and all round performance in Education, Sports, Singing, Dancing, Acting, Art & Drawing.

Aug 15 being India Independence Day, GMI CSR HQ Gurgaon Team also took this opportunity to Celebrate Independence Day with the ‘Sankalp’ School Students and also distributed Biscuits and Cakes to all the Students.

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