Take Your Pet on the Road this Summer

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When planning your vacation, you have some extra steps to do if you are taking your pet on the road this summer. One of the biggest things is to be sure that your vehicle is safe for your pet. If you have a large dog and you prefer to crate, you’ll need more than a sedan. Smaller dogs or even large dogs that will wear a pet seat belt will be good in a sedan or coupe with a large enough back seat. If you are in the market for a new vehicle and you want to take your pet, make that one of your considerations when test driving a vehicle at Classic Chevrolet.

Pet Safety

Many people let their pets ride loose in the vehicle; however, this is not only dangerous for your pet, but for you, too. Your pet may cause you to become distracted and that could cause you to get into an accident. You’ll take a chance of injuring or killing yourself and your pet.

Be sure to either crate your pet or put a seat belt on your pet to keep its movements restricted. The last thing you need while driving is for your pet to try to get into the front seat with you.

The other danger is caused by other drivers. If someone else causes an accident, not only do you have a chance of getting injured or killed, but so does your pet. Even if you and your pet are not injured, your pet could escape and run out on the highway.

Pet Care

While traveling with your pet, be sure you have food and water available. If your pet is crated, you can tie a 5-gallon bucket with about 2 gallons of water in it to the crate – if there is room in the crate. If you feed more than once per day, be prepared to stop for meals. And of course, be prepared to stop for potty breaks for your pet.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

When you visit Classic Chevy to pick out a new vehicle, take your pet’s needs into consideration if you plan on traveling with it this summer.

Memorial Day Events in DFW

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Many people have a long weekend for Memorial Day. In addition to remembering our troops and veterans, you may want to attend some events in Dallas. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevrolet – or stop by to pick up that new vehicle you’ve been planning on getting this spring.

SummerFest Series at Gaylord Texan Hotel

This weekend is the kickoff of the SummerFest Series at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. Stay overnight to enjoy the 10-acre pool and the lazy river. This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz, and there will many like-themed events and activities.

Carry the Load Memorial March

On Sunday, the Carry the Load Memorial March will start at Reverchon Park. This 20-hour walk is dedicated to the memory of fallen U.S. troops. The march raises money for charity. Walk for a few minutes or for the whole 20 hours.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The annual Memorial Day concert at Flag Pole Hill will be Monday at 8:00 p.m. At the end of the concert, enjoy fireworks and remember those who have served. If it rains, the event will be held at the Meyerson. Also, on Sunday, there will be a free concert at Klyde Warren Park. This “Salute to the Armed Forces” honors those who have served our country.

Granbury Historic Square

Granbury is about an hour’s drive from downtown Dallas, but it is worth mentioning as a “Dallas Memorial Day Event.” This year’s Memorial Day festival will take you back to the 1950s with ’50s themed music, pie-eating contests, Elvis impersonations, hot rods and more. A Memorial Day ceremony will also be held on Monday.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy for service or to test drive a new Chevrolet before you head out to the Memorial Day events. Whether you are keeping your vehicle or getting something new, you’ll be able to travel with the knowledge that you have less chance of breaking down along the way.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 1 LT

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If you are in the market for something flashy and fast, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 1 LT. This sleek coupe even has a hint of the fat fenders that were so loved in the 1970s and it has sleek lines down the side.

Interior Features

Interior features include GT bucket seats, driver and front passenger eight-way power seats, perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces, two covered cup holders in the floor console, an auxiliary power outlet, USB ports, an SD card slot, an auxiliary input jack, storage in the console, a power tilt and telescopic steering column with a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, driver information center, an oil life monitoring system, power programmable door locks with lockout protection and keyless access.

Additional features include express up and down driver and front passenger windows, cruise control, a theft deterrent system, push button start, engine immobilizer, dual zone automatic climate control, an air filtration system, rear window defogger, illuminated vanity mirrors, an electric locking glovebox, storage behind the screen and storage in the rear compartment.

Mechanical Features

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine backed by a seven-speed manual transmission with active rev matching. This combination makes 455 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm.

Additional features include a 3.42 rear axle ratio, aluminum frame structure, speed-sensitive power steering with variable ratio, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and 3-inch polished stainless steel exhaust tips.

Safety Features

Safety features include all-speed traction control, active handling stability control and OnStar Directions & Connections with automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and turn by turn navigation. Additional features include frontal and side impact airbags and a passenger-sensing system.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

Memorial Day Sale

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Classic Chevrolet is having a red tag Memorial Day event. Stop by to choose from the largest inventory of new Chevrolet models on the planet. You can choose from the Silverado, Impala, Tahoe, Traverse, Camaro, Suburban, Cruze, Equinox and Malibu.

You can pick up a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LS crew cab demo for as low as $29,985 or $249 per month on a 39-month lease. Stop by to see the tons of deals we have on the other models.

Convenience Features

When you choose Chevrolet, you are choosing a vehicle that is built to keep your family safe while you ride in comfort. Convenience features may include express up and down windows, power moon roof, vanity mirrors, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, automatic temperature control, dual-zone air conditioning, power seats, memory settings for the driver and more.

Entertainment and Telecommunication Features

Entertainment features may include a CD player, MP3 decoder, at least four speakers, premium audio systems, SiriusXM radio, USB ports, auxiliary ports, Bluetooth, navigation and more.

Safety and Security Features

Models may feature blind spot warning, lane departure warning, forward crash mitigation, rear cross traffic warning, rear vision cameras, parking assist, dual front impact airbags, dual front side impact airbags, overhead airbags, side curtain airbags, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, StabiliTrak, security systems and panic alarms, engine immobilizers and more.

Choosing a Vehicle

In addition to choosing a vehicle for its features, you’ll also need to choose something that is beneficial to you. If you often haul trailers or need to transport larger loads, check into the various Silverado models. If you carpool or often drive your kids and their friends to events, check into SUV models or larger sedans.

Once you choose a model, for most you can choose from different engines and transmissions. Some models may offer a choice of a V-6, four cylinder or V-8 engine. Some may offer several sizes of four-cylinder engines.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to find the perfect vehicle for your family, take a test drive and pick out a trim level with the features or additional options you are looking for.

Summer Recipes

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Summer is a time for cookouts and fun and you should have some great recipes for the grill. While you’re out on the town picking up groceries for your next barbecue, be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle or give us a call to have your vehicle serviced – you can get both things done on the same day so that you can spend your next day off enjoying yourself with family and friends.

Baby Back Ribs

  • Baby back ribs
  • Redfish blackening seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Hickory smoke barbecue sauce or sauce of your choice

Preheat the oven to 285 degrees Fahrenheit. Liberally coat the top of the ribs with all of the seasonings. Bake the ribs, uncovered, for about 2 hours. Set the grill to low flame. Transfer the ribs to the grill. Coat the top with barbecue sauce. Cook for an additional 30 to 60 minutes depending on the temperature of your grill. Each time you turn the ribs, coat the top with barbecue sauce.

Boondock Mustard Potato Salad

  • 8 medium red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces, boiled with skins on
  • 1 ½ cups mayo
  • ½ cup spicy brown mustard
  • 8 ounces frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cans tuna, drained or 1 cup diced ham, bologna or hotdogs – or use a combination of all
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup onion tops or green onions, small chop (larger than diced)
  • 4 eggs, hardboiled and medium chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder*
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder*
  • 1 teaspoon salt*
  • 2 teaspoons pepper*
  • 1 teaspoon redfish blacking spice*
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled and sliced or wedged for garnish
  • Parsley sprigs for garnish
  • Paprika for garnish

Mix mayo, mustard and spices until well incorporated. Add the peas, meat, cheese, eggs and onion tops. Mix thoroughly. Fold in the potatoes. You can eat this immediately, but it’s better if you let it marinate for at last two hours. Garnish with paprika, fresh parsley and hard boiled egg slices or wedges.

*Or to taste

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Be sure to call or stop by Classic Chevy for service while you are doing other errands so that you can enjoy your barbecue day without having to worry about the interruption to come pick up your vehicle. Be sure you check our service specials page to see if we have any specials running.

Top National Parks In Texas

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This summer, you’ll want to spend a lot of time in the national parks in Texas; and that means your vehicle should be in good working order especially if you are traveling a long distance and spending more than a day at a park. Call Classic Chevrolet to set up a service appointment to have your Chevy checked and serviced before you get on the road. Or, if you are planning on a new vehicle this year, stop by to test drive the vehicle you have in mind.

Big Bend

Big bend is located in the big bend of the Rio Grande in western Texas. When you visit this park, you’ll see tons of different bird species, ancient limestone, rivers, mountains and desert. And, you’ll also see many different types of cactus. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll want to capture the magic you can find at Big Bend.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

If you want to hike and backpack, head over to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. In this pristine wilderness area, you’ll find tons of history, tons of birds and other wildlife, and lots of fun. The park is located 110 miles east of El Paso on U.S. Highway 62/180. It is also 56 miles southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

If you have never been to this park before, be sure you are prepared. Dell City is the closest town with gas, so be sure you fill up. It is also the last stop for food, ice and diesel. The park features campgrounds, but they are primitive. RVs will need their own power and holding tanks. Your cell phones may not work in the park as coverage is unreliable. And, the weather is unpredictable, so even in the summer, you should be prepared with cool weather clothing and extra clothing, especially if you are hiking.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Before you head out to these national parks, be sure to schedule a service appointment at Classic Chevy. Even if you just serviced your vehicle in the past couple months, it’s a good idea to bring it in to have everything checked.

Classic Pet Adoption Event with DFW Rescue Me

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If you are looking for a new “best friend,” stop by Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine on Saturday, May 16, 2015 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. We are teaming up with DFW Rescue Me to host a pet adoption event. If you are also in the market for a new vehicle, especially one that will allow you to safety transport your new best friend to the beach, to events and anywhere else you want to go, you can do both at the same time.

DFW Rescue Me is a foster-based rescue that is all volunteer. It is based in Dallas. All dogs are spayed or neutered, are fully vaccinated and are micro chipped or will be before the adoption becomes final. All dogs will also be heartworm negative and will be on heartworm preventative. If you are looking for a puppy that is under a year, you’ll have to pick it up in person as DFW Rescue Me does not ship puppies that young.

If you don’t see a dog that you connect with at the adoption event, you can visit DFW Rescue Me’s site to fill out an application for a dog that isn’t at the Classic Chevy event. Just visit the organization’s site – dfwrescueme.org/adoption-form – to complete the form. After you complete the form, it will be forwarded to the dog’s foster home and the person caring for the dog will be in touch with you as his or her schedule allows. If you go this route, keep in mind that all those that work for the organization do so in their free time.

Visit Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new truck, SUV, sedan or coupe. And, if you stop by on Saturday, May 16, 2015, you can pick out a new car and a new best friend at the adoption event that we are hosting with DFW Rescue Me.

Classic Clearance Center Specials

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If you are looking for a great deal on your next new vehicle, visit our Clearance Center page. Just head over to Classic Chevrolet and click on our Specials tab, then click the Clearance Center menu item. Our specials change often, so if you don’t see something you want, keep checking back. You can also visit our showroom in person to see some of the specials we are running.

Pick up a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS for just $24,970. This special price is good until May 11, 2015. You can pick up a 2015 Chevrolet Spark LS hatchback for just $11,985. This model features an automatic transmission.

If you need a truck, we have several truck specials running including the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab and the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Work Truck Crew Cab. Both trucks are two-wheel drive and are available for $29,985. These special prices end May 31, 2015.

Pick up the 2015 Equinox LS for $19,995. We have several new and demo models available. The 2015 Chevrolet Spark LS with a hatchback and automatic or manual transmission are also available at prices starting fro $10,985. These special deals end on May 11, 2015.

If you are looking for a sedan, pick up a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu 1LS for just $16,990. We also have several of these models available at this special price. If you prefer a mid-size sedan, we have several 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS models available for $14,995 until May 31, 2015. And, for a great deal, stop by to test drive a 2014 Chevrolet Impala LS, available for $19,995 until May 31, 2015.

And, you can even get an SUV – the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LS for just $40,995 until May 31, 2015. We have several LS models available with two-wheel drive.

For those looking for a sports car, test drive the a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro LS or 2LS. The 2LS is available for $21,990.

Visit Classic Chevrolet Today

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive any of the models available in our Clearance Center and drive out with the vehicle you’ve been dreaming about for a great price.

Inventory Feature – 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ

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If you are in the market for a crossover, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTX. This model gives you the space to take the family on road trips, yet is economical. The Chevrolet Trax also has tons of features to make driving comfortable and safe.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ features a 1.4-liter EcoTec turbocharged engine with variable valve timing. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 148 pound-feet of torque at 1,850 rpm.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS brakes, front disc brakes, StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months, a tire pressure monitoring system, a rear vision camera, rear parking assist, the LATCH system for child seats, rear child security door locks, driver and front passenger knee protectors, frontal and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, side impact seat-mounted and roof rail airbags for front and rear outboard seating and a passenger-sensing system.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include the Chevrolet MyLink radio, a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, Bluetooth, AM/FM stereo, Bose premium seven-speaker system, USB port, auxiliary jack, SiriusXM radio and OnStar with 4G LTE.

Interior Features

Interior features include front heated bucket seats with power lumbar for the driver’s seat, adjustable front head restraints, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel with mounted audio and phone interface controls, a 3.5-inch display, driver information center, remote vehicle start, remote keyless entry, a panic alarm, power windows, cruise control, air conditioning, rear window defroster, front and rear cup holders, a 12-volt power outlet, a 110-volt power outlet, tons of storage and illuminated vanity mirrors.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.

May Events In DFW

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If you’re looking for something to do in Dallas during May, there is definitely NOT a shortage of events! The problem is picking out events when you have more than one choice. No matter what you choose, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevrolet – or stop by to test drive that new vehicle you’ve been planning on getting sometime this spring.

The Great Fort Worth/Grapevine Chocolate Tour

This tour is presented by Dallas by Chocolate and will be on May 9, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. at Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, 520 S. Main Street, Grapevine, Texas, 76051. Admission is $39. The tour will explore stops at Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, Yelibelly Chocolate, Hey Sugar, Sweet Chocolate, Dude and more. The price includes the tour guide, bus transportation, beverages on the bus and samples. For more information contact Jeanine Stevens at (972) 814-5997.

2015 Lone Star Music Series: Stoney LaRue

The Lone Star Music Series at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050 will be featuring Stoney LaRue. Admission is $5 if you arrive prior to 8:00 p.m. and $20 if you arrive after 8:00 p.m. The first race starts at 6:35 p.m. LaRue performs after the final race. VIP packages are available online and tickets are available at the door. For more information call Diantha Brazzell at (972) 263-7223.

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Through May 10, 2015, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Texas, 75202 will be featuring this exhibit. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m. Admission ranges from $21 to $29. Gather clues, review the data and come to fact-based theories using crime scene analysis techniques that were used over a century ago and continue to be used today to figure out the mystery. Plus, you’ll get to see period artifacts, publications, film props, costumes and original manuscripts. For more information call (214) 428-5555.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy before you head out to may events to have your vehicle serviced or to pick up that new car or truck you’ve been dreaming about.