The Woodward Dream Cruise is the largest gathering of classics and hot rods in the Rust Belt, taking place every year in Downtown Detroit and spanning miles of urban cityscape. On Saturday, August 17, Chevrolet will introduce the Chevrolet Certified Service Rescue Squad that will be driving around Woodward Avenue to help classic cruisers with anything they might need, from overheating to gas to stalled engines.
Last year’s rescue squad noted key points to pay close attention to before hitting the road with their classic cars. Chevrolet wants to make sure that drivers make sure the battery is charged, and terminals are clean, as well as to check for wear and aging of the alternator belt and distributor cap. Drivers should also be monitoring fluid levels, fill up before setting out, check tire pressure, and make sure windshield wipers are in good condition in case of rain.
All Certified Service Rescue Squad trucks will be operated by ASE-certified technicians, who have been provided by Buff Whelan, Gordon, Les Stanford, Mary Feldman, and Suburban Chevrolet. In addition to the five red rescue trucks, two Chevrolet Service locations will be available for drivers who need assistance. These locations are at Fifth Third Bank and the Vitamin Shoppe, both located on Woodward Avenue.
Thanks to the success of last year’s event, Chevrolet has brought the program back for a second year. The Certified Service Rescue Squat helped more than 25 cruisers, prompting Chevrolet to increase the number of rescue trucks from two to five. With safety vehicles along for the drive, as well as two safety locations, drivers can have peace of mind knowing that if something goes wrong, someone will be right there to offer any assistance.