Upcoming Dallas Events in November

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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, 2014 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.

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus

Until October 30, 2014, visit Irving Mall just south of Dillard’s Department Store to watch the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus. The show is the creepiest and scariest attraction this year. The address is 3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX.

Dan’s Haunted House

Until November 1, 2014, visit Dan’s Haunted House for a tour of Japanese culture and folklore. You won’t see any zombies, clowns or chainsaws. Instead, the theme is Ancient Fear Rising and you’ll see spirits, ghosts, Samurai and demons. Dan’s Haunted House is located at 501 E. Swisher Rd., Lake Dallas, TX 75065.

Reindeer Manor Halloween Park

Until November 8, 2014, visit Reindeer Manor, the oldest haunted attraction in the state of Texas. The Reindeer Manor is supposedly haunted by its previous owners. The house sits on 33 acres that may also be haunted. The park includes the house, 13th Street Morgue and the Dungeon of Doom. The park is located at 410 Houston School Road, Red Oak, TX 75154.

The 12 Days of Christmas

This event starts on November 16, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015 at the Dallas Arboretum. Visit life-size Victorian gazebos filled with characters from The Christmas Carol. Each gazebo is enclosed with glass and is decorated appropriately. The gazebos will also feature mechanical parts and music. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you head out to fall and winter events to have your vehicle serviced or to pick up your new Chevy.

How to Prepare Your Chevy for Winter

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Winter is just around the corner; that means it’s time to prepare your Chevy for the season. Several service items are a “must,” while others depend on how you use your Chevy during the winter months. Make an appointment with Classic Chevrolet to have your vehicle serviced for winter before it gets too cold.

Oil Change

If you just had your oil changed and used 5W-30 or another “winter” viscosity oil, then you can skip this step. However, if your vehicle uses a thicker viscosity oil during warmer months, you will need to have it changed. Since oil tends to thicken when it’s cold, your engine needs oil that won’t get quite as thick during the cold months.

Antifreeze

Check your owner’s manual for the time frame to flush the cooling system. If it’s almost time stop by for a coolant flush – don’t wait until the middle of winter. If you had a coolant leak in the past and just added water, you definitely need to have the system flushed and refilled with the proper mixture of antifreeze and water. If it gets cold enough, the water in the block and cooling system could freeze and could cause massive problems including a cracked block.

Tires

Check your tires to see if they are worn – if you look between the treads, you will see a small “bump.” If the tread is almost even with the bump, then you need to replace the tires on your vehicle. Choose tires that match your winter driving. If you stay on well-cleared roads, then you don’t need mud and snow tires; however, if you drive off road, even on gravel roads, you may want to consider all-terrain or mud and snow tires. If you typically drive through farm fields, you may want to add a set of chains for those snowy days when you just have to get a load of hay or other feed out to the animals.

Winter Service at Classic Chevrolet

Call or visit our web site for a service appointment at Classic Chevy so that your vehicle is ready for the winter. In addition to service, don’t forget to check your emergency kit. Replenish items that are out of date and add extra blankets and jackets to the kit.

Tuscany “Badlander” Truck at Classic

Add the Badlander Package to any of the Silverado trim levels, including the 1500 High Country, for one of the best all-around trucks and one of the best looking trucks you can get anywhere. Classic Chevrolet has several Silverado 1500 models to choose from.

Standard Badlander Package Features

Standard Badlander Package features include a 6-inch Pro-Comp suspension lift kit with heavy duty Pro-Comp performance shocks, 20-inch Tuscany Crusher wheels, BF Goodrich 325 all-terrain tires, a front end alignment, recalibration of the tire sensors, odometer and speedometer, three-step wheel-to-wheel bars, OEM real chrome mirror caps, a billet aluminum grille, OEM chrome door handles, the Badlander Tuscany graphic, bow ties, a custom stainless dual exhaust, the Tuscany logo on the headrests and a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty on the package.

Optional Badlander Equipment

In addition to the standard Badlander Package, add an interior trim package with your choice of carbon fiber or burl wool, a premium leather package with high-grade baseball stitching on the seat inserts, a full LED roof light bar, a stainless steel bull bar with KC lights, Tuscany custom paint and a color-keyed low profile tonneau cover.

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Standard Options on the Silverado 1500 High Country

Standard options on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country include black, frame-mounted recovery hooks, a spray on bed liner, four movable upper cargo tie downs, a rear bumper corner step, halogen projector headlights, front halogen fog lights and deep tinted glass.

Interior features include heated seat cushions and seat backs, cooled front seats, a floor-mounted console with movable cup holders, storage for a cell phone and power cord management; a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise controls, driver information center including a 4.2-inch diagonal color display, express up and down windows, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start, a theft deterrent system, driver seat and mirror memory, dual zone air conditioning with automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Engine and Transmission

The Silverado 1500 High Country features a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine with direct injection, active fuel management and variable valve timing. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that features electronically controlled overdrive and a tow/hold mode. This combination puts out 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the Silverado and discuss the Badlander Package. You have the opportunity to create a truck that is “all you.”

2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive some of our certified pre-owned vehicles including the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ. This vehicle has just over 11,000 miles on it and is just about brand new. It has tons of convenience, safety, security and entertainment features and is just waiting for its newest owner.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include Chevrolet MyLink radio, navigation, AM/FM stereo, five USB ports, a CD player, SD card reader, auxiliary jack, MP3 player, Bose Centerpoint surround sound system with 10 speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio, and HD radio.

Exterior Features

The exterior features 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, a full-size spare, luggage rack side rails mounted on the roof, assist steps, high intensity discharge headlights, fog lights, daytime running lights with automatic exterior lamp control, heated power mirrors with auto dimming on the driver’s side, turn signals integrated into the door mirrors, ground illumination on the door mirrors, a rear intermittent wiper, hands-free power liftgate and front intermittent wipers.

Interior Features

The interior features perforated leather-appointed heated and cooled front seats, 12-way power for the driver and passenger, two-position memory, four-way power lumbar control and power recline, heated second row seats, a floor console with storage, cup holders, an SD card slot and auxiliary jack, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel with memory, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted cruise, audio and Driver Information Center controls, multi-color driver information display, programmable door locks, remote keyless entry and vehicle start, theft deterrent, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rear window defogger, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a cargo management system.

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Engine and Transmission

The Suburban features a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 engine with active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection. This aluminum block is backed by a six-speed electronically controlled transmission with overdrive and a tow/haul mode. This combination makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 382 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.

The transfer case is a single-speed electronic Autotrac controlled with rotary controls for four-wheel drive. Additionally, the Suburban features an external engine oil cooler and auxiliary transmission cooler.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, StabiliTrak, airbag occupant sensing system, OnStar, front and rear parking assist, a rear vision camera, side blind zone alert, lane change alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, safety alert seat, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

For more information about the certified pre-owned 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, stop by Classic Chevrolet today.

Factory Incentives at Classic

If you’ve been waiting for some sweet deals on 2015 model year trucks, cars, electric vehicles, SUV models and even commercial vehicles, your waiting is over. Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the vehicle you’ve had your eye on and take advantage of factory incentives. Factory incentives include lower APR or even cash back.

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2015 Chevrolet Camaro and Colorado: 3.9 percent APR for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox: 2.9 percent APR for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500, Express Cargo Van, Express Passenger and Express Commercial Cutaway: 2.9 percent APR for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Impala: 2.9 percent for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu: $500 Bonus Cash plus $1,000 Consumer Cash for a total of $1,500 Cash Allowance, or 2.9 APR for 60 months plus $500 Bonus Cash.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: 3.9 percent APR for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD: $2,000 Consumer Cash or 2.9 percent APR for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Sonic: 3.9 percent APR for 60 months plus $500 Bonus Cash.

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV: 2.9 percent APR for 48 months.

2015 Chevrolet SS: 3.9 percent APR for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe: 2.9 percent APR for 60 months.

2015 Chevrolet Traverse: $500 Bonus Cash plus $1,000 Consumer Cash for a total of $1,500 Cash Allowance or 1.9 percent APR for 60 months plus $500 Bonus Cash.

2015 Chevrolet Volt: 2.9 percent APR for 48 months.

Additionally, you’ll find many similar factory incentives on 2014 models. If you want to save a bit more and don’t mind buying the last model year, then ask a salesperson about factory incentives on our 2014 models.

You must take delivery by November 3 2014; and residency restrictions apply. See your salesperson for more details on these factory incentives; and ask about additional savings including a military discount.

If you are looking for a vehicle with certain features such as a backup camera, cruise control, blind spot warning, forward collision mitigation and other technical features, ask your sales person about the models and trim levels that include these features. Most standard features include intermittent wipers, several airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, brake assist, Stabilitrak and traction control. Stop by Classic Chevy today to learn more about the vehicle you are interested in.

Get Rolling in a 2015 Chevy Malibu 3LT

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When you are in the market for a new vehicle, you’ll want to pick out and test drive several – unless of course, you’re a Chevy fan and wouldn’t own anything but a Chevy. In any case, be sure the Malibu 3LT is on your list of vehicles to test drive at Classic Chevrolet. The turbocharged four-cylinder will make you forget it’s got a Four in it, but you’ll surely remember when you fill up the tank.

Mechanical Features

The 2015 Malibu 3LT features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder SIDI engine with variable valve timing. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with automatically-controlled overdrive. This combination puts out 259 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque between 3,000 and 4,000 rpm. The Malibu gets 21 mpg* in the city and 30 mpg* on the highway.

The rack-mounted electric power steering features a non-variable ratio; the rear suspension is a four-link setup and the brake system features four-wheel ABS disc brakes. The brakes are also high performance and have noise and dust performance with FNC rotors.

Exterior Features

When you look at the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu 3LT, you’ll fall in love. The 18-inch aluminum wheels set off the black paint. The front features active front lower grille shutter, halogen headlights with automatic exterior light control and front fog lights. The wipers are intermittent and features structureless wiper blades.

Interior Features

The interior features premium cloth seats, an 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar, adjustable head restraints, a 60/40 split rear folding seat, cup holders, a leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel with mounted cruise and audio controls, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, driver information center, express down on all windows, remote keyless entry, remove vehicle start, electronic cruise control with set and resume speed, power trunk release including a release button on the key fob, and dual zone automatic climate control.

Additional features include an overhead console, theft deterrent system, security and panic alarms, rear defroster, two auxiliary power outlets, hidden storage behind the 7-inch diagonal touch screen, front and rear door bins, console storage, illuminated passenger and driver vanity mirrors and illuminated entry.

Safety Features

Safety features include brake assist, ECM grade braking control, StabiliTrak, daytime running lamps, 10 airbags, OnStar Directions and Connections for six months, built-in WiFi with OnStar 4G LTE, the LATCH system for children and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the 2015 Malibu 3LT and any other vehicle you may be interested in.

2015 Chevy Camaro LS with 2LS

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If you are in the market for a sports car with a reasonable price, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro LS with 2LS. This trim level features a 3.6-liter SIDI double overhead cam engine with variable valve timing backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with TAPshift manual shift controls on the steering wheel.

Mechanical Aspects

The 3.6-liter engine makes 278 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm and 323 horsepower at 6,800 rpm. The rear gears are 2.92 and the suspension is a sport suspension. This rear-wheel drive coupe features a 150-amp alternator, maintenance-free battery with rundown protection, variable ratio power steering and four-wheel antilock disc brakes.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include Chevrolet’s StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, the LATCH system for child seats, daytime running lamps in the low beam headlight, Directions and Connections for six months, dual stage frontal airbags, thorax side impact airbags, driver and front passenger airbags, head curtain side impact airbags, a passenger sensing system for the airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a trunk emergency release handle.

Interior Features

The interior features sport bucket seats with adjustable head restraints, a folding rear seat with a trunk pass through, power recliner for the driver and front passenger seats, a floor console with an armrest, a three-spoke urethane steering wheel, tilt and telescopic steering column, driver information center, power programmable door locks, express up and down windows, the PASS-Key III theft deterrent system, air filtration, a locking glove box and two auxiliary power outlets.

Additional features include two front cup holders, map pockets in the doors, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front reading lights, illuminated entry with theater dimming and a urethane shifter knob.

Exterior Features

The exterior features on the LS model feature 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, hood blanket, halogen headlights with automatic lamp control, power door mirrors and intermittent wipers.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include an AM/FM stereo, MP3 player, CD player, music navigator, auxiliary input jack, outside temperature display and a Graphic Information Display. Additional features include a six-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, and mounted audio controls on the steering wheel.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro LS with 2LS or any of the other models on the lot.

2015 Chevy Impala LS

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One of the sedans on your “must test drive” list should be the 2015 Chevrolet Impala LS, now available at Classic Chevy. The engine and transmission combination is excellent on fuel economy; and the interior is well-appointed. Chevrolet’s safety equipment and technology make this a great sedan for commuting or taking long family road trips.

Engine and Transmission Features

The 2.5-liter ECOTEC engine features a variable valve lift intake and variable valve timing. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 196 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 186 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. This combination gets 22 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway.

Steering, Brakes and Suspension

The 2015 Impala LS features a four-link rear suspension for a better ride, and electric power steering with variable assist. The brake system features four-wheel ABS disc brakes and FNC high performance rotors with noise and dust performance.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include brake assist, brake control in cornering situations, traction control, and StabiliTrak, Chevrolet’s stability control system.

Additional features include 10 total airbags including frontal and knee airbags for the driver and passenger, side impact seat-mounted and roof rail airbags for the front and rear outboard seats, and a passenger sensing system; speed control, speed sensing steering, a panic alarm and an emergency communication system.

OnStar Directions and Connections is included for six months. This technology includes stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation and roadside assistance. The OnStar basic plan, which is included for 5 years, includes OnStar vehicle diagnostics and dealer maintenance notification and RemoteLink key fob services.

Interior Features

Interior features include premium cloth seats, and eight-way power driver seat, a 60/40 rear folding seat, adjustable head restraints, floor console with open storage, a noise cancellation system, tilt and telescopic steering, color driver information center, express up driver’s window, express down on all windows, automatic headlights, remote keyless entry, electronic cruise control, several power outlets, a theft deterrent system, and illuminated vanity mirrors.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include front intermittent wipers, power door mirrors, halogen headlights, bumpers and door handles that are the same color as the body, and illuminated entry.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Impala LS and to learn more about its convenience, safety, entertainment and security features.

Top Questions to Ask Before Buying a Used Vehicle

When you buy a used vehicle from a dealership such as Classic Chevrolet, you don’t have quite so much to worry about. If you are considering buying a used vehicle from an individual or a small car lot that sells only used vehicles, you cannot count on the seller being completely honest. When you buy used at a large dealership, you can find certified pre-owned vehicles and the dealership will process the registration for you.

Title Questions

Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure the title you are getting is not a rebuilt title. If a vehicle has a rebuilt title, that usually means that it was totaled and then repaired. If the title is a rebuilt title, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should discount the vehicle – sometimes an insurance company will total a vehicle with hail damage and other damage that doesn’t affect the frame.

Accidents and CarFax

Ask for the CarFax – and if no CarFax is available, find out if the dealership has any information or noticed anything with the vehicle that shows it could have been in a crash. You can also look for signs. A different paint color on the inside of the door jams means that the vehicle was painted. While this doesn’t necessarily mean it was in a crash, it could have been. When you test drive, have a friend watch as you drive away to see if the vehicle dog tracks.

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Maintenance

Ask if the vehicle looks as though the previous owner kept up on maintenance. While you can’t tell how often the vehicle was maintained less for a CarFax report, you or the dealership can look for signs such as an oil-caked mess under the valve covers, foul-smelling transmission fluid and dirty oil.

Options

Ask the salesperson if the vehicle was ordered with any special options. Sometimes a buyer might add a towing package that didn’t come with that particular trim level, an upgraded stereo system, different wheels, a different engine, and additional safety equipment that might have been optional.

Tires

Be sure to check the tires to ensure that they have enough tread to last for at least a year. If the tires are worn uneven or are low on tread, you may want to negotiate an alignment and tires into the deal.

Stop by Classic Chevy to browse through our used car lot and to test drive several of our pre-owned or barely used models.

2014 Camaro Coupe Z/28

If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive any of the certified pre-owned vehicles on the lot, including the 2014 Camaro Coupe Z/28 with under 300 miles. This model features a 7.0-liter engine with a dry sump oil system backed by a six-speed manual transmission. The engine makes 505 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 481 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control, OnStar with six months of Directions and Connections, a tire pressure monitoring system, daytime running lamps, the LATCH system for child seats, Brembo four-wheel ABS ceramic disc brakes, dual stage frontal airbags, thorax side impact airbags, driver and front passenger airbags, head curtain side impact airbags, and a passenger sensing system for the airbags.

OnStar includes automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include an AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 playback, a graphic information display, Sirius XM radio, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

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Convenience Features

Convenience features include power door mirrors, intermittent wipers, Recaro performance seats with leather and sueded microfiber inserts, a Z/28 sill plate, alloy pedals, a three-spoke, sueded microfiber-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel, tilt and telescopic steering column, driver information center, power programmable door locks with lockout protection, express up and down driver and passenger front windows, remote keyless entry, the PASS-Key III theft deterrent system, an air filtration system, rear window defogger, cup holders, map pockets, vanity mirrors and front reading lights.

Additional features include the Z/28 rear spoiler, front and rear fascias, aluminum hood with carbon fiber insert, body-colored lower rocker panels, and body-colored door handles.

To learn more about the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro and to take a test drive, stop by Classic Chevy today.