5 Reasons Why You Should Get a New Camaro This Christmas

Not that you need much reason to own one of the strongest, fastest, and funnest cars on the road this Christmas, but there are certainly some good reasons to own one. The 2018 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.

1. It’s Affordable

The 2018 Camaro won’t set your bank account back as much as other cars in its class. Starting out under $26,000, a 2018 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 2018 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.

4. 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.

5. 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 2018 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.

 

Why You Should Buy a New Chevy for Christmas

The holidays are coming up sooner than you might believe. If you’ve had your eye on a new 2018 Chevrolet all year, now’s the time to head in and give it a test drive. You deserve to give yourself something this Christmas. Who know? You might leave the lot in a new car, truck, or SUV. Here’s why a Chevy should be on your list:

1. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Chevy vehicles the highest in initial quality in the categories of midsize sporty car, large car, large heavy duty pickup, large light duty pickup, and large CUV.

2. The Chevy Camaro, Impala, Silverado HD, Avalanche, and Tahoe received the lowest number of issues per 100 vehicles among the previously listed categories. That means you can purchase your new vehicle with confidence.

3. Chevrolet vehicles continue to earn top marks for safety and performance. The Chevy Volt was named the 2017 Green Car of the Year, the Equinox was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, and the Tahoe was named one of the 15 Best Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book.

4. Chevy vehicles are backed by some of the best warranties in the business, including bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, powertrain coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and sheet metal coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Chevy’s 2016 Warranty Coverage extends far beyond buyers’ expectations.

5. You can get an even more amazing deal on Chevy’s 2017 models, which are on sale for unbelievably low prices at Classic Chevrolet. Many qualified buyers will receive a 0-percent APR for 60 months on most remaining 2017 Chevy vehicles.

6. Classic Chevrolet is home to more than 2,500 Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, which means you’ll find the exact vehicle you’re seeking without having to make any sacrifices.

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Stop by Classic Chevy this December to test drive any new 2017 or 2018 car, truck, or SUV on the lot and give the gift of a new Chevy to a loved one (or just keep it for yourself!).

Haul All the Presents with Chevy Cargo Space

Christmas is coming up pretty soon now. Maybe you’ve already taken care of your shopping list because you’re super organized and on the ball. Or, perhaps, you’re in the boat with the rest of us mere mortals: you haven’t bought a thing and still haven’t gotten around to asking everybody what they might want.

In either case, shopping means you need space in your vehicle to transport gifts from the mall back home to be wrapped and placed under the tree (if you haven’t put up your tree yet, there’s only so much we can do to help you!).

This is why you need a Chevy. Chevy SUVs and trucks offer tons of cargo space, whether you need to stuff a bunch of gifts into your trunk or haul some materials for your next DIY home improvement project.

2018 Chevy Traverse

The 2018 Chevy Traverse has best-in-class maximum cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet. That’s more than some SUVs in the full-class segment! Not only that, but the Traverse can seat up to eight people. From hauling presents to transporting people, the Traverse can handle nearly any task when it comes to room.

2018 Chevy Equinox

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is the smaller, more economical cousin to the Traverse. When you don’t need quite as much vehicle as the Traverse, the Equinox can offer you 63.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume and seating for up to five people

2018 Chevy Tahoe

On the other hand, if you feel like you need more room to stretch your legs, the eight seater Tahoe is the way to go. It’s got comparable cargo volume to the Traverse at 94.7 cubic feet of maximum storage space.

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For those who haven’t shopped yet, here’s your silver lining: there’s still time to get into a brand new Chevy SUV or truck before you have to go Christmas shopping. Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to give one a test drive and to find one that’s perfect for your hauling needs all year long. Not to mention a new Chevy makes a great gift to yourself. Hey, you’ve been nice this past year, right? Reward yourself with a trip to Classic Chevy.

Our Top 9 Picks for Car Accessory Gifts

Close Up Of Hand Scraping Icer From Car Windshield With Scraper

Whether you just bought or leased a new vehicle from Classic Chevy or you have a newer Chevy and are not ready for something new just yet, or if you just know someone who has a Chevy, try gifting one of these useful accessories this holiday season.

Floor Mats

You may have carpeted floor mats in your Chevy now, but during the winter, you should have rubber floor mats to protect the carpet from melting snow and slush on your feet. And, at some point, the snow and ice will melt, giving way to mud, which will eventually stain the carpets, especially if you have clay.

Ice Scraper

An ice scraper with a brush comes in handy on snowy mornings or even mornings that have a heavy frost. Instead of waiting for the defroster to melt everything, you can give it a hand by scraping the frost, ice or snow from the windshield. You’ll be ready to go by the time your Chevy warms up; and you’ll be safe because of better visibility.

Even if you park in a garage at home and at work, you should have an ice scraper and brush. If it starts to snow while you are shopping or parked elsewhere in an open lot, that brush and scraper will come in handy.

Plug-in Coffee Cup

The last thing you need on a long commute on a cold day is cold coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Instead of having your hot drink cool off too fast, get a coffee cup that plugs into the cigarette lighter so you have a hot drink all the way to your destination.

Come-a-Long

Most people don’t think of this, but carrying a come-a-long and some extra chain in the trunk could get you out of a bind. If you end up sliding off the road, you’ll be able to pull yourself out of the ditch. You can attach the come-a-long to a tree or another vehicle if someone stops to help you out.

Windshield Snow Shade

Make cleaning the snow and ice off your windshield easier by installing a snow shade while you’re parked. It will also keep dangerous ultraviolet rays from cracking and fading the interior of your vehicle at the same time.

Traction Weight for Trucks

Driving a pickup in the winter could be challenging because the light rear end slides on slippery snow and ice. Add a traction weight to the bed of the truck to help stabilize the rear during inclement weather.

Snowplow Kit

This kit is great for your Chevy truck if you have a long driveway to plow or if you live on a back road that gets plowed last or not at all. The snowplow will help you get out of your driveway when the snow is too deep and dangerous to drive through.

Remote Start System

If you have a vehicle that did not come with a remote start, you could add your own remote start. If you remember to leave the defroster on when you leave the vehicle, you can start it about 10 minutes before you’re ready to leave so it’s nice and warm and so that it is easier to clear the windows.

Wireless Salt Spreader

Add a salt spreader to your winter vehicle accessories to spread salt on driveways that you need to keep clean. This is especially helpful if you have a long driveway that you would like to keep clear. You could even pretreat the driveway ahead of time to keep the snow and ice from building up too much.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance or for help installing accessories such as a remote start.

Must-Attend Holiday Events in DFW

This year, be sure to catch some of the family attractions you can’t miss that are being held in the Dallas area. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle serviced. And, if you have been thinking about a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive your favorite model – you’ll be able to ride to these December events and to Christmas parties in style.

Miracle on 34th Street

From now until December 20, 2017, visit the Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, Dallas, Texas, 75231 to see this favorite sell-out holiday spectacular. Enjoy the story of Kris Kringle rescuing a single mother and her daughter who gave up on Christmas.

The 12 Days of Christmas

From now through January 3, 2018, take part in Dallas’ newest holiday tradition and enjoy 500,000 lights and costumed characters animals and music that fill 25-foot Victorian-style gazebos all made famous by the famous Christmas carol. The 12 Days of Christmas takes place at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.

Visit Santa Claus at Galleria Dallas

Through December 24, 2017, visit Santa at Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240. Admission price varies by the photo package you request. Santa will hear gift requests and his assistants will take photos on Level 2 near Belk. For more information call (972) 702-7100.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle and to learn more about the standard features available on the model and trim level you choose.

Classic Chevrolet’s 6th Annual Steve Thompson Classic Golf Tournament Tops 2.5 Million Raised for Local Charities

In the words of Classic Chevrolet owner, Tom Durant at the 6th Annual Charity Check Presentation, “I never thought it would turn into what it is. It has become something that really makes a difference.” He was of course referring to the milestone $2.5 million dollars raised for local charities in just 6 years spearheaded by The Steve Thompson Classic Charity Golf Tournament named in honor of the late Steve Thompson of The Thompson Group at Classic. Since 2012 Classic Chevrolet employees have put on a charity golf tournament to raise money for local non-profits benefitting children in need, families facing challenges, orphans, the homeless, veterans and the disabled. A special committee formed by the employees of Classic Chevrolet chooses the charities and spends the entire year raising donations and planning the annual tournament. Every employee of Classic Chevrolet and The Thompson Group at Classic personally donate money through a payroll deduction program.

On November 22, 2017, the ceremony to distribute checks to now 14 local charities was held during a holiday luncheon attended by employees, charity representatives, sponsors and invited guests. The 2017 Steve Thompson Classic has raised another $200,000 again matched dollar for dollar by Tom and Susan Durant for a total of $400,000 bringing the total donations raised since 2012 to $2.5 million. The 14 charities include 6 Stones Mission Network, The Angel Fund of Trinity High School, RISE, GRACE, Food for the Soul, V.A.S.T., Community Storehouse, Neuro Assistance, Clubhouse for Special Needs, Miracle League, Unite for the Troops, Chari-T-2000, Heroes on the Water and Finding Me Global Academy.

Tim Lynch, commercial manager for The Thompson Group at Classic and chairman of this year’s Classic charity committee addressed the crowd, “These fourteen charities represent our community. They make us better people, they make us a better community, they make us a better dealership. After all, what they do is simply help people. As a dealership, that is also our goal, not just to sell something but instead to help someone. Together we can make a dynamic difference.”

Keeping Warm this Winter

Whether you’re outside playing in the cold and snow or you just brought a load of groceries in, you’ll want some favorite ways to keep warm. Or, you may be looking for ways to keep warm if your vehicle breaks down and you’re waiting for a tow truck; or the power goes out because of an ice storm. One of the ways to ensure you don’t break down in the vehicle is to have it serviced regularly at Classic Chevrolet.

While it doesn’t get very cold here in DFW, you might travel this holiday season like many other Americans. If you’re heading somewhere where the snow piles up and the ice lies thick on the road, keep these tips in mind to stay warm.

Keeping Warm in Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle serviced lessens the chance of it breaking down on you; however, it does not lessen the chance of sliding into a snow bank. The last thing you want to do is to constantly run the vehicle, especially if you don’t expect a tow truck right away. You’ll want enough gas to get you to the nearest gas station if you’re stuck.

You should have an emergency kit in your vehicle, including extra blankets. Let the vehicle run for about 10 minutes every hour to keep the temperature somewhat reasonable and keep yourself wrapped in blankets. If you are planning a trip to a less inhabited area, it’s also a good idea to bring a thermos of hot coffee or hot cocoa. This will also keep you warm while you are waiting for help.

Keeping Warm Outside

Whether you’re outside for fun or because you have to be, keep warm by wearing layers of loose clothing. Tight clothing will not keep you warm. Long Johns and sweat pants will help keep you warm while you’re shoveling snow or having a snowball fight. Wear mittens instead of gloves to keep your hands warmer. And wear a hat too. If your jacket has a hood, put the hood up over the hat.

Keeping Warm Inside

If you lose power and don’t have wood heat, keep warm by closing off all of the rooms that you are not using. Have everyone stay in one room. If you have a generator, run a space heater, but be sure you do it safely. Never run the oven to try to keep the house warm. Wrap yourselves in blankets to help stay warm. If you are using a propane space heater designed to work inside, be sure the room is ventilated.

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Give our service department at Classic Chevy a call to make an appointment for service or stop by our showroom to test drive a new vehicle.

The New 2018 Chevy Silverado

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado if you need a truck that will do it all. The Silverado will haul a trailer full of horses or cattle or it can do something that doesn’t require a lot of power, like taking a road trip or going to the grocery store.

Exterior

The Silverado 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.

Interior

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.

Mechanical

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

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.

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

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.

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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.