November 2019
A Letter from Herb
The All-Wheel-Drive Question
Fall is in full effect which only means one thing: Winter is coming! All-wheel-drive or not to AWD is the question ringing in everyone’s mind, I’m sure, as the winter months close in on us.

I would normally say, “It probably depends on where you live.” But considering that we’re all New Englanders, we already know that answer!

The next question to consider is this: Is All Wheel Drive (AWD) or Four Wheel Drive (4WD) that much safer and worth the roughly $2,000? It does give you two extra drive wheels – but is it worth it?

AWD and 4WD are often referred to interchangeably, but they do operate differently and can be found on different vehicles.

For the majority of us dealing with potholes, unpaved roads, and frost heaves, I would consider AWD and 4WD. Either option helps with traction when it rains or snows, and should be high on your list of must-have car options. 


Stay safe out there!
2019 Ford F150
By KBB.com
The 2019 Ford F-150 remains the best-selling full-size pickup in America, and it doesn’t look like that’s set to change anytime soon. The F-150 manages to stay one step ahead of the competition by constantly innovating, expanding and improving.

With its aluminum body, 10-speed automatic transmission and multiple high-tech driver assists, the F-150 continues to redefine what a pickup truck can be, offering models ranging from basic work truck to luxurious horse hauler. Ford offers a number of engine options, too, including a V6, V8, three EcoBoost turbocharged engines and even a turbodiesel. Ford’s 2019 F-150 also boasts the most horsepower in a half-ton pickup, along with best-in-class towing and hauling numbers.

In the Driver's Seat
Unveiling 911: The Next Generation
Herb Chambers Porsche of Boston and Herb Chambers Porsche of Burlington were proud to host an unveiling party for the next generation Porsche 911!

The unveiling unleashed the eighth reincarnation of the world’s most iconic sports car. With 443 horsepower and acceleration from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds, this new generation is the epitome of performance, a more polished, more technical take on its unmistakable profile, not to mention a technology loaded 10.9-inch touchscreen that compliments its classic cockpit styling.

The unveiling brought together both current and future owners in a setting that was fit for the occasion. This stunning model is available at both of our Porsche dealerships located on Commonwealth avenue in Boston and Cambridge Street in Burlington. 
We're Hiring: Immediate Need for Technicians
Thanks to the tremendous growth that Herb Chambers has experienced, we are hiring for key roles. We are especially looking for technicians who are willing to learn. 

Are you ready to grow a successful career in the automotive industry? Or do you know someone who would be great at this?
 
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Winter is Coming: Be Prepared
Winter weather is difficult to predict. For New England in particular, you just never know.

The Farmer's Almanac has predicted above-average precipitation, even though the temperature is expected to trend on the warmer side.

In short: We need to be prepared for anything!

What can you do to protect your home from New England's classic winter weather? Check out these tips to help you avoid the costly damage winter storms can bring.
2019 Lincoln MKZ
By NewCarTestDrive.com
The 2019 Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedan is swift, quiet, comfortable, and most of all, understated.

For the 2019 model year, Lincoln has dropped the top-tier Black Label trim level, along with its choice of designer themes. Standard active-safety features now include automatic emergency braking.

Three trim levels are offered: Standard (base), Reserve I, and Reserve II. Both reserve trims are available with a hybrid (gasoline/electric) powertrain.

Lincoln offers a choice of three powertrain options: turbo-4, V-6, and thrifty hybrid. The base 2.0-liter turbo-4 develops a solid 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, driving a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive an option.

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