Top Ways to Give Back Around DFW

This holiday season, you can easily give back by participating in or donating to some of the charities around DFW. On you way to Classic Chevy to test drive a vehicle, stop by one of these organizations to donate. Toys for Tots even holds events that you can participate in, in addition to donating toys.

Meals on Wheels

This organization provides hot meals that are freshly prepared to Dallas County residents. Many of the residents are home bound, have no reliable source of food, have low income or suffer from a medical condition that does not allow them to care for themselves. Meals on Wheels provides meals for residents five days per week.

Toys for Tots

This popular charity in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area collects new, unwrapped toys for children who are not as fortunate so some others. Look for the collection boxes or visit their web page to learn about fund raising events. On November 26, the organization will be collecting during the Texas Motor Speedway gift of lights grand opening; and on December 5, the organization will be holding its annual motorcycle run. For more information and information on how to volunteer, visit dfwtoysfortots.org.

Safe Haven

Safe Haven is similar to Toys for Tots; however this organization collects toys, clothes and books throughout the year. Tarrent County’s chapter gives the items collected to emergency shelters that are for domestic violence victims. For more information visit safehaventc.org.

Visit Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive a new vehicle. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any finance or lease specials we may be running on certain models. If you’re not ready for a new vehicle yet – maybe yours is only a year or two old – give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance. While you’re there, ask your salesperson about his or her favorite charity if you prefer donating to another charity not listed here.

4 Best Texan Thanksgiving Recipes You Have to Try

When making your Thanksgiving dinner, you might want to try something new or put a twist on one of your standard side dishes. Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle and then head out to the grocery store to pick up any special ingredients you might need.

Cornbread

Instead of making regular cornbread, make creamed corn cornbread. Cook it in a cast iron pot in the oven and you’ll surely make an impression on everyone. Instead of using shortening or vegetable oil to grease the pan, use bacon fat. It brings out the flavor of cornbread when you use a cast iron pan.

Macaroni and Cheese

Though macaroni and cheese is not a standard Thanksgiving staple, many families like to add it, especially if you have hard-working hands at your table that need lots of energy. To make the best cheese sauce use half Velveeta sharp cheddar because it melts easily. For the other half, use at least 25 percent pepper jack and another favorite cheese. To make the cheese sauce, melt about 4 tablespoons butter in a saucepan. Add about ¼ cup milk and a combination of ½ to ¾ pound cheese.

Mashed Potatoes

Give your mashed potatoes a kick by roasting garlic and adding it to the potatoes. When you mashed them, use a stick of butter and about ¼ cup of milk for every pound of potatoes. Add in the roasted garlic to taste and mash them until they are creamy.

Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Bake sweet potatoes with pecans, agave nectar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, apples and whiskey to give these sweet potatoes a kick.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle. You’ll find that no matter what your needs are, you’ll find something that fits your family, whether you want an economical sedan for commuting, an SUV to take the family on road trips or to take your kids and their friends to school events or even a truck to help with projects around the house or the farm.

Why You Should Own a Camaro

Not that you need much reason to own one of the strongest, fastest, and funnest cars on the road, but there are certainly some good reasons to own one. The 2017 Camaro is better than ever and it’s available right now at Classic Chevrolet. Come in and test drive it today and we’re sure you’ll agree that the Camaro is the car for you.

It’s Affordable

The 2017 Camaro won’t set your bank account back as much as other cars in its class. Starting out under $26,000, a 2017 Camaro might be more in your reach than you think. Not to mention that the base model comes with plenty of standard entertainment, performance, and safety features.

It’s Head Turning

There’s no denying that the Camaro is a great looking car. If you want to turn heads wherever you go, you need to get behind the wheel of a Camaro. With its retro-futuristic good looks, distinctive headlights, and muscular bearing, it commands respect on the road.

It’s Powerful

With a couple of powerful engine options, including the available V-8, and either an automatic gearbox or six-speed manual transmission, the 2017 Camaro is one fast car. If you want to cruise the highway in a sleek and powerful ride, leave it to the Camaro to provide.

It’s Just Plain Fun to Drive

It’s a bit subjective, but it’ll feel objective when you’re behind the wheel giving the Camaro a test drive. The Camaro handles beautifully thanks, in part, to the fact that it’s heavier than a traditional sports car. This means that you hug the road like you’ve never experienced. Even at higher speeds it can handle curves in the road like they’re nothing.

Did We Mention There’s a Convertible Option?

Well there is. If you love that classic wind in your hair driving experience, don’t forget to ask for a convertible 2017 Camaro.

See the Camaro at Classic Chevy

Make your dreams come true by purchasing a brand new Chevrolet Camaro right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. We’re your No. 1 Chevy dealer in Texas, offering the latest and greatest Chevy vehicles for the best prices in the industry, whether you’re seeking the high performance Camaro, the rugged Colorado, the fuel-efficient Cruze or any of Chevy’s other must-see models.

 

Thanksgiving Tailgate Traditions

Football and Thanksgiving are like turkey and Thanksgiving – you can’t have one without the other. At least for most people. That means you either eat early or late, depending on which game you are going to attend. If you are a Dallas fan, you are most likely going to be at the game, and that means you have to have a tailgate party with your Classic Chevy truck.

Football vs. Family Dinner

Since the Dallas game is at 3:30, you’ve got it made. You can eat an early Thanksgiving dinner with those who are not going to the game, and then you can head over to the field to do a Thanksgiving Day tailgate party. Or, if your whole family is going to the game, just do the entire Thanksgiving dinner at the game! Bring a turkey fryer, cook potatoes and other vegetables on the grill and you’re all set. You can make the apple, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry pies the day before.

More Football

Don’t forget to bring a football to toss around while you’re waiting for the food to cook. After you eat, you can lean those comfortable Silverado seats back and relax until it’s time to go into the game. You can even catch the early game on your tablet or the radio.

Setting Up

A couple days ahead of time, make a list – since this isn’t typical hotdogs and burgers, you don’t want to forget anything. Your list should include the turkey fryer, oil, turkey, all the fixins, plenty of plates and plasticware, a Thanksgiving tablecloth, the grill and the pies. Try to get a spot where you’ll have plenty of space to set up so you have room to cook a full meal and play catch.

Tailgating with Your Trailer

Even more fun would be to tow your travel trailer with your Silverado if the venue allows overnight parking for RVs. You’ll be able to tailgate for two days, and you’ll have a comfortable bed to fall into when you’re too tired for more fun.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today for a service appointment if you haven’t serviced your truck in a while; or stop by to pick out some neat accessories to dress up your truck for the big tailgating party.

The Best BBQ Joints in DFW

If you just bought or leased a new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet and are looking for a great place to celebrate your new vehicle, visit one of these iconic DFW BBQ joints. From the slow-cooked meats to the signature sauces and homestyle sides, you can’t go wrong with a meal at any of these restaurants.

Heim Barbecue

What started as one of the hottest food trucks in Fort Worth has now become one of the hottest BBQ restaurants in the entire metroplex. Located at 1109 W Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, Heim Barbecue serves some of the best dishes around. Not only can you expect to find your favorites, like ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sausage, but you can also pick up some dishes unique to Heim, the best of which are the bacon burnt ends, which you cannot pass up. Meals come on platters or on sandwiches and there are numerous sides to choose from, like coleslaw, pinto beans, green chile mac and cheese, and hand cut fries. Don’t wait too late in the day to drop in: Heim makes everything fresh daily and when they’re out, they’re out.

Shady Oak BBQ and Grill

A pleasant place to grab some grub, Shady Oak BBQ and Grill is located in north Fort Worth along Fossil Creek. With a big outdoor eating area situated on a great big green lawn and under a stand of trees, it makes for a wonderful atmosphere on a Friday night at the end of a long week, especially if there’s live music as there often is. The entire restaurant is built in and around a historic stone barn located at 6364 Sandshell Drive in Fort Worth and serves up hickory-smoked meats with all the fixins. It’s also a great place to go if you’ve got people in your party that aren’t in the mood for BBQ since the menu includes alternatives like catfish, burgers, and chicken fried steak.

Pecan Lodge

The Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum is the place to go in Dallas for great BBQ. Located at 2702 Main Street in Dallas, the Pecan Lodge has been serving up straightforward smoked BBQ for years. Besides the staples like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and sausages, you can also try some of the specialties at the Pecan Lodge, like their Pitmaster sandwich (brisket, pulled pork, sausage, slaw, sauce, and sliced jalapeno) or the Hot Mess (a salt-crusted sweet potato topped with South Texas barbacoa, chipotle cream, cheese, butter, and green onions).

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle, then take it out to celebrate at your favorite BBQ restaurant.

Why You Should Own a Chevy Spark

If you are in the market for an economical vehicle with plenty of power for commuting or taking the kids back and forth to school or events, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the all-new 2018 Chevy Spark. This model has tons of features so you’ll be comfortable, even if you need to use it for a road trip.

Entertainment Features

The Spark features Chevrolet MyLink Radio, a 7-inch diagonal touch screen, Bluetooth streaming audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an AM/FM radio, a USB port, auxiliary input jack, four speakers, a roof-mounted antenna and OnStar Basic for 5 years, which includes RemoteLink mobile app services and Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification.

Exterior Features

The 2018 Spark features 15-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic halogen headlights, daytime running lights, solar-absorbing glass, variably intermittent wipers and a two-speed rear intermittent wiper.

Interior Features

The Spark’s interior features a rear console with a storage tray, tilt steering column with a three-spoke steering wheel, driver information center, oil life monitoring system, engine immobilizer, cabin air filter, rear window defroster, front and rear cup holders, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, map pockets, coat hooks and a rear cargo security shelf.

Mechanical Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Spark features a 1.4-liter engine backed by a continuously variable transmission, four-wheel ABS brakes, electric power steering, an 80-amp alternator and a 375 cold-cranking amp alternator.

Safety Features

The Spark’s safety features include hill start assist, StabiliTrak, brake assist, a rear vision camera, 10 standard airbags, OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months, OnStar 4G LTE with built in WiFi hotspot, the LATCH system for child safety seats and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar Guidance includes stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, roadside assistance, advanced diagnostics and more.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Spark and to learn more about this model’s safety, security, convenience and entertainment features.

The 2018 Silverado or Colorado?

Which is right for you? The 2018 Chevy Silverado or the 2018 Chevy Colorado? While both are Chevrolets, and thus great trucks, each one has its own distinct features and advantages. Depending on what you want out of your truck, you’ll want to go with one over the other. So how do they stack up?

The 2018 Silverado

The features 18-inch painted steel wheels, all-season tires, frame-mounted recovery hooks in the front, chrome bumpers, rear bumper corner step, halogen projector headlights, solar absorbing glass, bed rail and tailgate protection caps and a locking tailgate.

The interior features a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a center fold-down armrest with storage, a folding bench rear seat, tilt steering column, driver information center with a 3.5-inch diagonal display, express up and down driver window, express down windows, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control with control mounted on the steering wheel and assist handles on the driver and passenger A-pillars.

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado features a Vortec 6.0-liter engine with variable valve timing that can run on flex fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with powertrain grade braking, cruise grade braking, a tow/haul mode and electronic controls. This combination makes 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Additional features include a 4.10 ratio rear axle, a high-capacity air cleaner, heavy duty locking rear, trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness for trailering, a suspension package, an external engine oil cooler, auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, a heavy-duty battery with 720 cold cranking amps, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and an aluminized stainless steel muffler and tailpipe.

Safety features include StabiliTrak with traction control and proactive roll avoidance, electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist, daytime running lights, an airbag deactivation switch for the front passenger, OnStar, and driver and front passenger airbags.

The 2018 Colorado

The 2018 Chevy Colorado features a power driver’s seat, under seat storage in the rear, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls on a tilt and telescopic steering column, multi-color driver instrument information, cruise control, power door locks, engine immobilization, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, an overhead console and driver and passenger illuminated sliding vanity mirrors.

Entertainment features include two USB charging ports on the rear of the center console, Chevrolet MyLink Radio, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen, Bluetooth, AM/FM stereo, voice-activated technology for the phone and radio, Apple CarPlay, six speakers, two additional USB ports on the instrument panel and center console, SiriusXM satellite radio, and OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in WiFi hotspot.

The 2018 Colorado features a 2.5-liter engine backed by a 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm.

The Colorado’s safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, electronic traction control, StabiliTrak stability control system, dual stage front and side impact airbags, driver and front passenger head curtain airbags, seat-mounted side impact airbags for the front and rear outboard seating positions, a passenger sensing system for the airbags, daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, a tire pressure monitoring system and a rear vision camera with dynamic guidelines.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado or Colorado and to learn more about both model’s capabilities and their convenience, entertainment, safety, and security features.

Don’t Miss These DFW Events This November

While winter is just around the corner, that doesn’t mean the events calendar clears up – as a matter of fact, it just might be a bit busier because of the upcoming holidays. That means you need to keep your vehicle in good working order so you don’t miss out on the events that are a “must.” Stop by Classic Chevy for service or to pick up a new vehicle if you are considering buying or leasing something new.

Autumn at the Arboretum

This event runs until November 26 at the Dallas Arboretum. This is a great fall event for the entire family. When you visit, you’ll see more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds at the Pumpkin Village. Every day, you’ll find great photo opportunities and fall events. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.

3D Chocolate Tour: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours

On November 18, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., take a tour of the top chocolate venues in Dallas and enjoy sweet treats and beverages. Admission is $39. Meet at 5118 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75206. For more information call Jeanine Stevens at (972) 814-5997 or visit dallasbitesfoodtours.com.

Blues, Bandits, and BBQ

Head out to Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff next weekend where more than 30 teams of barbecue specialists will be occupying the park for a two-day festival. Food and drink will be for sale and live music will be playing. November 11, spectators can watch the teams fire up their grills. The results will be presented on November 12 from 1-3pm.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Before you hit the road to enjoy any festivals or events this November in DFW, drop by Classic Chevy to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the rigors of the road. Think it’s time to get a new car or truck? There’s no better place to shop in the metroplex than Classic Chevrolet. Stop by today and check out our inventory and try out your favorite vehicles with a test drive.

 

How to Prepare Your Chevy for the Cooler Months Ahead

Whether you just purchased a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet or you have a vehicle that is a few years old, you’ll need to get it ready for the cooler months ahead, especially if you have holiday travel plans that take you north. This means getting it ready for any road trips you might take during the holidays and the rest of the winter and ensuring that the mechanics are solid.

Tires

If you have all-season tires on your vehicle, make sure the tread is good enough to last throughout the winter. Have the tires balanced and rotated. Your service technician will also check for a separated tire and whether the tread shows a problem with the alignment or suspension. If you still have summer tires on your vehicle, it’s time to change to winter tires.

Belts, Hoses and Brakes

Have your vehicle’s belts and hoses checked for wear and possible leaks. The last thing you want is to have a belt or a hose leave you stranded on a cold day. Your service technician will check the accessory belts, heater hoses, water hoses, power steering hoses and brake hoses. You’ll also want to check your vehicle’s brakes including the pads, rotors, calipers and brake hoses. And, if applicable, the tech will check the drums, wheel cylinders and the ABS system.

Other Mechanics

If the check engine light is on or you suspect any other problems, bring it to the attention of the service adviser so that he can have the tech check and possibly repair these issues.

Emergency Kit

Even if you don’t have plans for long road trips, you should have an extensive emergency kit in your vehicle. It could save your life even if you are stranded for just a couple hours while waiting for a tow truck in the city. The emergency kit should include an extensive first aid kit, extra blankets, a change of warm, dry clothing, a liter of water for every person in the vehicle and high energy snacks such as granola bars, peanut butter and crackers and other non-perishable items.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive your next new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for service.

Best Weekend Getaway Places in and Around Grapevine

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and you don’t have to go far. You can choose to stay in a local bed and breakfast just to relax and let someone else wait on you for the weekend. Make a great weekend out of it by going to the spa or pretending to be a tourist by visiting some of the tourist attractions in the area. If you are considering a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle so you can take it with you when you go for your relaxing weekend.

Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Stay at the Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast, which is located in a nice residential neighborhood at 1400 Robinwood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76111. You’re about 10 minutes from the Stockyards Historic District and even closer to the newly restored Sundance Square. The Azalea Plantation features a view of an acre of oak trees, a gazebo, fountain and rock terracing.

If you want to just relax on the grounds and sleep on one of the most comfortable beds in the city, this is the place. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or make a reservation just because you want to relax.

The Guesthouse on Allen Street

The Guesthouse on Allen Street is located at 2203 Allen Street in Dallas. If you are looking for a private and intimate spot to spend the weekend and don’t want to drive far, this is the place you’ll want to spend your weekend. The Guesthouse is located in the Uptown State Thomas neighborhood that offers lots of trendy things to do. You’ll need reservations, of course, and you’ll be able to walk to several popular restaurants.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Visit Classic Chevy today to test drive the vehicle you’ve been keeping your eye on. Once you do that, you can drive it to your favorite place to stay for a relaxing weekend.