Merry Christmas! and Happy Birthday (Sort of)


It’s a rare occurrence when someone has a birthday on December 25th. In fact, statistically, it is one of the least common birthdays among all other birthdays. This is second to of course, February 29th, which only occurs every four years.

However uncommon this birthday might be, many great people share their day of birth with Christmas day as well. One of which being Louis Chevrolet.

As you may have guessed by his name, Louis Chevrolet was a great car inventor and designer and produced many vehicles over the years until he died in the summer of 1941 from an unexpected heart attack. The legacy he left behind changed the automotive world forever.

Who Was Louis Chevrolet?

Louis Chevrolet was the founder and inventor of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Originally from Switzerland, but raised primarily in Paris, France, this gentleman found a profound love of mechanics through the world of bicycles at a very young age.


In his teenage years, he acquired various jobs working at local mechanics shops for both bicycles and cars. In his early 20’s he moved from Paris to Canada, but his time here was short lived. Not long after landing in our great nation, he promptly moved to New York to pursue his love of mechanics and engineering.

Louis was first brought into the automotive world as a car racer in Philadelphia for Autocar. However, they hired him for his outstanding engineering skills more than his ability to race. This launched his career into the world of automobile design, and only 4 years later, Buick brought Louis on board as a driver for them.

How Was Chevrolet Founded?

Despite the fact that Louis Chevrolet had no formal education or training in engineering, his keen insights into vehicle design quickly set him apart from many others in the automobile engineering field.

After becoming friends with William Durant, the owner of Buick, he resigned from automobile racing and took on a whole new path in life, which would later become his legacy.

In 1910, just one year after being hired by Durant, Louis Chevrolet partnered with his new boss and created their first vehicle together; the Buick Special 60.

Although Chevrolet was innovative and a very quick study, Durant quickly fired him just 2 years after they started their working relationship. Fortunately for the world, Louis was not that easily deterred, and he started the Chevrolet Motor Car Company on his own later on in 1911.

What Vehicles Does Chevy Make?

After many years of producing vehicles, there is a long list of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans created by the Chevrolet Motor Company, or better-known now as General Motors, as they took over Chevy.

Vehicles Made by Chevrolet:


  • Chevy Camaro
  • Chevy Cavalier
  • Chevy Cobalt
  • Chevy Corsica
  • Chevy Corvette
  • Chevy Cruze
  • Chevy Impala
  • Chevy Malibu
  • Chevy Onix
  • Chevy Optra
  • Chevy Aveo
  • Chevy Volt
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SUVs, Crossovers, & Vans

  • Chevy Blazer
  • Chevy Blazer EV
  • Chevy Bolt
  • Chevy Captiva
  • Chevy Equinox
  • Chevy Equinox EV
  • Chevy Groove
  • Chevy Lumina
  • Chevy Tahoe
  • Chevy Tracker
  • Chevy Trailblazer
  • Chevy Traverse
  • Chevy Trax
  • Chevy Suburban
  • Chevy Uplander
  • Chevy Venture


  • Chevy Colorado
  • Chevy S10
  • Chevy Montana
  • Chevy S10 Max
  • Chevy Silverado
  • Chevy Silverado EV
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Most Common Problems with Chevrolet Vehicles

Every vehicle has its own set of problems that happen commonly across specific models, specific years of models, or across their brand as a whole. It’s normal to experience design flaws that aren’t found until the vehicle hits the market and consumers have put them to the test.

Below are the most common problems associated with the Chevy brand of vehicles:

  • Faulty fuel pump
  • Malfunctioning ignition
  • Various heating and air conditioning problems
  • Burning or leaking oil
  • Transmission issues like rough shifting, slipping out of gear, etc
  • Power steering problems
  • Electrical issues like stereo sound problems, power windows and doors not working, etc
  • Engine issues resulting in total engine failure
  • Braking system issues
  • Spontaneous loss of power

These are just some of the most common problems associated with different Chevrolet vehicles. If you’re concerned about any problems, you may be having with your Chevy, get it with a professional mechanic for diagnostics.

Additionally, it would be a good idea to consult the Chevrolet Canada website to see if any of the problems you are experiencing are listed under their current or past recalls.

Cash for Cars with Mechanical Issues

No matter what kind of persistent issue you have happening with your Chevrolet vehicle, we’ll buy it and offer you MORE cash for it than any other scrap car removal company in the Lower Mainland.

We are always happy to buy vehicles with:

  • Mechanical issues
  • Electrical problems
  • Interior damage
  • Cosmetic damage inside or outside of your vehicle
  • Vehicles with or without the catalytic converter
  • Vehicles with dead engines or bad transmissions
  • Vehicles with recalls of any kind that have or have not been repaired
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There are so many things that can go wrong on a vehicle, and Chevrolet, despite its great reputation, has not been left untouched by human error. If you’d like to sell your Chevy vehicle because of frequent repairs or a major mechanical failure, talk to our team here at More Cash For Scrap.

Thinking of Scrapping Your Chevrolet Vehicle?

If you currently own a Chevrolet vehicle that isn’t currently running and you want to sell it, talk to our team. We pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any other scrap car removal company in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Also, even if your Chevy is still running, but you’ve been thinking about selling it, give us a call anyways. We buy much MORE than just scrap vehicles, and we are happy to make an offer on vehicles, regardless of their age or condition.

How Much Cash Can I Get for My Chevrolet Vehicle?

Every vehicle that we scrap for our customers is unique. Thus, we can’t give a generic determination of how much cash you’ll get for your car without knowing some specifics about the car you’re scrapping.

Provide us with the make, model, year, condition, and location of your vehicle. Also, if you’ve made any aftermarket modifications that further enhance the value of your car, let us know. Just because it’s scrap doesn’t mean we don’t consider the little extras!


Once you give us that information about your car, we’ll make you a cash offer right over the phone. For vehicles that are still running and not entirely scrap yet, we may want to see it in person first. However, this is not usually necessary.

Contact our Scrap Car Buying Team Today


If you are thinking about scrapping your car for cash, think More Cash For Scrap. We provide free scrap car removal, same day junk car pickup, roadside accident vehicle removal, and MORE cash for scrap cars than any of our competitors.

All it takes is a simple call, text, or email to get the ball rolling. We operate 7 days a week, during the day and into the evening, and we also work on most statutory holidays. We are happy to discuss the value of your scrap car at almost any time, any day of the week.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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