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September Tech Tip Don't Panic

Manufacturers spend millions of dollars in research and development to construct automobiles that are as safe as possible with components like airbags, seatbelts and anti-lock brakes. Unfortunately, there are several, affordable items not always included with the purchase of a vehicle that can help keep things under control in an emergency situation.
– Jumper Cables
– Distilled Water (for drinking or refilling radiator)
– First-Aid Kit
– Duct Tape, Rope & Tow Strap
– Blanket or Large Towel
– Knife and Mutli-Tool
– Tire Pressure Gauge
– Food
– Paper Towels or Tissues
– Valid Registration and Insurance Card

A Great Supporter of Enumclaw Rotary

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This 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February, 23, 1905. This organization was a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

Gamblin Motors has been represented at Rotary since the late 1960’s, starting with our founder, Art Gamblin. Art was a champion of the Duck Race every year here in Enumclaw. Since then his son and our current owner, Alan Gamblin, has been a member of Rotary since 2000 and has held numerous positions and received several awards, including: Duck Master for several years and the Rotarian of the Year “Gear of the Year” in 2004.Daddy Daughter (1)










Jeri Gamblin has been a member of Rotary since 2014. She has served as the Community Chair since her induction where she has planned and executed four Senior Center activities, including the: “Honey Do”, the Senior Summer BBQ, Senior Thanksgiving, and Christmas Dinners. This past year she chaired the Father Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance where they had 3 sessions of 200 attendees. They had girls from 2 years old all the way to high school age there with their fathers. They planned activities, pictures, treats, and swag bags for each session. It was such a success they are already planning next year’s event.Daddy Daughter3

Jeri most recently received the Rotarian of the Year “Gear of the Year” award, and she feels truly humbled to receive this award from so many of her peers. She is very excited to continue her involvement with Rotary and the exciting activities and services they have planned for the future.

Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—they’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:

They’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today they’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.

They persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.

Their commitment to service is ongoing. They began their fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.


Ladies Day


Join Gamblin Motors in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.  To honor survivors and help bring community awareness of the disease, Gamblin Motors hosts an annual Ladies Day. DSCF0191

This is a time of celebrating women and supporting the cause of fighting breast cancer. Highlights of the event include a breakfast with inspiring testimony from a breast cancer survivor and helpful information on early detection and other steps to reduce the chances of this disease.DSCF0187

Local vendors have teamed up with Gamblin Motors to show their support of breast cancer awareness and provide our guests with a chance to shop for the latest products for women. Gamblin Motors technicians will also provide quick tips on vehicle maintenance. Of course the day would not be complete without fun giveaways. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn, celebrate, shop, and enjoy some delicious treats. Please join our email list or like us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more information on this great event.DSCF0189

Malibu Milestone: 10 Million Customers Served

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Fifty-one years after it was introduced as Chevrolet’s first midsize car, production of the Malibu sedan has crossed the 10-million mark.

Chevrolet celebrated the sales achievement on August 31, 2015, for the global sedan in the United States, China and Korea, which collectively account for more than 90 percent of sales. The Malibu is sold in more than 25 markets around the world.

The Chevy Malibu has resonated with a wide array of customers since its introduction in 1964. We anticipate that the next-generation Malibu will attract new customers to the brand, and will continue to be a popular mainstay of our showroom.

Malibu’s 10-millionth milestone comes as the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu enters production. The ninth-generation sedan is completely restyled and is the most fuel-efficient, connected and technologically advanced Malibu ever – and many of its new and enhanced features, like its Teen Driver system which encourages safe driving habits for teens, were influenced by the voice of customers.

Longer and lighter, the new Malibu offers more interior space. Its wheelbase has been stretched nearly four inches (101 mm), and it is nearly 300 pounds (136 kg) lighter than the previous model.

The 2016 Malibu reaches an exceptional level of fuel efficiency with an all-new, available hybrid powertrain that uses technology from the Chevrolet Volt. It helps offer a General Motors-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined, unsurpassed in the segment.

The Malibu’s standard 1.5L turbo powertrain is projected to offer 37 mpg highway. It also features a fuel-saving stop/start technology that enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving.

Additional features include new Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility; and the all-new Teen Driver feature, which allows parents to view their kids’ driving statistics, such as maximum speed, warning alerts and more.

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Malibu through the years

Named after the California city famous for its beaches, the 1964 Chevrolet Malibu was the top-line model of an all-new vehicle line touted as a premium choice for families that needed space and efficiency for long commutes.

Chevrolet called the Malibu an “intermediate” car – positioned between the full-size series and the compact Chevy II. It represented the birth of the mainstream midsize segment, which has grown to be the highest-volume segment in the industry. Customers snapped up more than 370,000 in the first year from a lineup that also included the entry-level 300 and Chevelle models, and a range of body styles that included coupes, sedans, wagons and convertibles. The lineup also included the Malibu SS muscle car.

Sales of Chevy’s upstart intermediate range topped 503,000 by 1969 – with the popular Malibu two-door sport coupe accounting for 300,000 of them.

Malibu rolled through the 1970s as one of the best-selling cars of the decade. It was retired in 1983, after its fourth generation. It returned in 1997 as a modern, front-drive sedan and was named Motor Trend Car of the Year. In the nearly 20 years since, it has evolved and offers the latest in efficiency-enhancing technologies, safety features and, more recently, the connectivity features that have become increasingly important to customers.

Chevrolet Adds Theft Alarm Notifications

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OnStar Theft Alarm Notification

Chevrolet recently announced Theft Alarm Notification, an enhancement to the existing Stolen Vehicle Assistance service allowing OnStar subscribers to receive a real-time alert when the vehicle’s alarm sounds. The service will be available to later this summer.

The Theft Alarm Notification feature is another enhancement to OnStar’s existing security features, which include Remote Ignition Block and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. With Theft Alarm Notification, OnStar subscribers can opt in to receive an alert through text, email or phone if a theft attempt triggers their vehicle’s alarm system and the alarm sounds.

This feature will offer customers the peace of mind that in the unfortunate situation of a stolen vehicle, they can be quickly alerted and have the support of OnStar. From security features to navigation, connectivity and diagnostics, our customers appreciate the many benefits of OnStar’s services.

If a properly equipped Chevrolet is stolen, OnStar advisors will work with local authorities and use GPS technology to pinpoint the vehicle’s location. In certain models, if the conditions are safe, advisors can send a signal to slow down the vehicle, aiding police officers in its recovery and preventing a potential high-speed chase.

Theft Alarm Notification leverages the features of the Theft Protection Package available on Chevrolet’s full-size Tahoe and Suburban LT and LTZ SUVs, which feature glass breakage sensors, interior motion sensors and an inclination/tilt sensor. Each sound an alarm if the vehicle is lifted off the ground, a break-in is attempted, or if motion is detected within the vehicle when the alarm is armed.

The Theft Alarm Notification feature is included within OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Assistance service and is available to subscribers with the Security or Guidance package and a compatible vehicle. Most 2014 model year and newer Chevrolet vehicles are equipped to offer Theft Alarm Notification.


2016 Chevy Colorado Special Models Dressed to Impress

On the street or on the trail, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss bring bolder choices to customers, looking to make a visual statement with their truck.

The special editions will roll into our showroom this fall, with distinctly tailored appearances that blend custom design cues with Colorado’s popular options and accessories. The Midnight Edition evokes the aesthetic of an urban tuner vehicle, while the Z71 Trail Boss is designed for terrain where the pavement ends.

These editions will offer Northwest area customers more choices on top of the segment-leading capabilities and efficiency of the Colorado.

(L to R) 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition and Trail Boss

(L to R) 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition and Trail Boss

Colorado Midnight Edition 

Echoing the blacked-out design theme introduced on the popular Silverado Midnight Edition, the 2016 Colorado Midnight Edition casts an imposing stance. Offered exclusively in black, additional exterior details such as the grille, the bowtie emblem and the 18-inch aluminum wheels are also finished in black. Additional content includes a spray-on bedliner and soft, folding tonneau cover – both in black – and Chevrolet-logo sill plates.

The Colorado Midnight Edition is available on LT models with the extended and crew cab bodies, in 2WD or 4WD, and with the 2.5L and 3.6L engines. It will also be available with the all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

Colorado Z71 Trail Boss
The 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss builds on the capability of Chevrolet’s Z71 off-road truck suspension package with more aggressive tires and off-road-inspired appearance enhancements.

An all-new sport bar with LED trail lighting makes the new edition of the Trail Boss instantly identifiable. It’s complemented by black-finished 17-inch aluminum wheels matched with aggressive Goodyear Wrangler DuraTec® 265/65R17 all-terrain tires, bold fender flares and tubular assist steps. It also features a black bowtie grille emblem and a spray-on bedliner, and a set of all-weather floor mats inside the truck.

The Colorado Z71 Trail Boss is available on Z71 models with the extended and crew cab bodies, and in 2WD or 4WD. Like the Midnight Edition, it will also be available with the 2.5L and 3.6L engines, as well as the 2.8L Duramax diesel. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

September Employee of the Month: Scott Mawdsley

Employee of Month Scott Mawdsely

Congrats to Scott Mawdsley for being named September’s Employee of the Month. Being the friendly and welcoming face of the parts department, Scott treats every guest as a member of his own family and helps each person find the exact part they need for the vehicle. Scott has been with Gamblin Motors since 2012 and strives to learn something new each day about his fellow employees. Scott is the one who organizes employee birthday party potlucks and Saturday lunches. He loves getting to know employees and customers. Congratulations Scott!

First Annual Corvette Show

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From the classic generations to Stingrays, we love Corvettes at Gamblin Motors.  To see some of these models in person, join us on Saturday, September 12 for our first  Corvette show. We are teaming up with the Tacoma Corvette Club to bring an array of Corvette models to the Plateau community. Chevrolet_C2_Corvette_Coupe_(Rassemblement_Saint-Bruno-De-Montarville_'10)

Come down to our main store (1047 Roosevelt Ave E, Enumclaw) to view these beauties and vote for the People’s Choice award winners. We will open at 9:00 a.m. to both entrants and the public to begin viewing and voting.  Voting closes at noon, but the Corvettes will remain on display until 3:00.  While we are counting the ballots, enjoy music, giveaways, and a great lunch provided by Big Daddy’s Family BBQ.  Awards will be handed out at 1:30. Chevrolet_Corvette_Cabriolet_(4686689134)

Interested in bringing home one of the trophies? Enter your Corvette through the Tacoma Corvette Club for a $20 entry free. We hope to see you Saturday, and while you’re here, take a peek at our 2016 Corvette Stingray that just arrived.CORVETTE 1961-SIDE