Car Accessories for Winter

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, you’ll want to add some car accessories for the winter. Some accessories protect your vehicle and some are just handy to have during the winter, especially if it snows around DFW (not too likely!) or if you head somewhere it will snow.

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.

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A Look at the All-New 2018 Chevy Equinox

If you are in the market for an SUV that is spacious and gets good gas mileage, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and to learn more about this model’s features.

Convenience Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features power lumbar and height adjuster for the driver’s seat, reclining rear seat, a front center console with covered storage, a rear center armrest with dual cup holders, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a comfort grip steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise control, Driver Information Center, express down windows, power programmable door locks, lockout protection, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, panic alarm and air conditioning.

Additional features include cup holders in the front center console, bottle holders in the doors, illuminated vanity mirrors, map pockets and theater dimming lighting.

Safety and Security Features

The 2018 Equinox features a rear vision camera, an engine immobilizer, an anti-theft alarm, rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, brake assist, hill start assist, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, dual stage front airbags with a passenger-sensing system, seat-mounted airbags and head curtain airbags.

Additional features include daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance for 6 months, OnStar Basic for 5 years, rear child security door locks, variably intermittent wipers, a rear variably intermittent wiper, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

You’ll find plenty in the way of entertainment features on the Equinox including four auxiliary power outlets throughout the vehicle, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in hotspot trial, 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, AM/FM radio, MP3 decoder, a radio data system, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, six speakers and a USB port.

Engine and Transmission

The Chevrolet Equinox features a 2.4-liter engine with spark ignition direct ignition and variable valve timing. The engine makes 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 172 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. The engine is backed b a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

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

Best Pumpkin Patches to Visit Around North Texas

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy, and then head out to visit some of the pumpkin patches around North Texas. Be ready to celebrate Halloween by picking up some pumpkins for your yard decoration and for the kids to carve.

Andersons Farm

This pumpkin patch features a straw/hay bale maze, cow and barrel train rides, a fall festival, a child’s hay bale maze, concessions, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms/porta-potties, face painting and a picnic area. Andersons Farm is located at 7958 CR 619, Blue Ridge, Texas, 75424. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. through November 8. For more information email holly at andersonsfarm dot com or call (214) 794-7736.

Lavender Ridge Farms

Visit Lavender Ridge Farms for pumpkins, the gift shop and to see farm animals. Visit the snack and refreshment stand and picnic area. Restrooms are available. Lavender Ridge Farms is located at 22391 County Road 178, Gainesville, Texas, 76240. Hours through mid November are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The cafe hours from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call (940) 665-6938 or email info at lavenderridgefarms dot com.

St. James Pumpkin Patch

For pumpkins and gourds, visit St. James Pumpkin Patch, 99845 McCree Road, Dallas, Texas, 75238. The patch is open every day through October 31, 2017. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 6:00 p.m. Also available, if the weather permitted during the growing season, is Indian corn. For more information call (214) 348-1345 or email inquiries at stjamesdallas dot org.

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Be sure to visit Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle. Ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may be running. If you’re not ready for a new vehicle because yours is only a couple year old, call our service department to set up an appointment to have your vehicle’s maintenance completed.

Get Your Chevy Ready for Fall

Whether you just bought a new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet or you have a Chevy that is a few years old, you’ll still need to get your vehicle ready for fall. You could get snow in late fall, so you should also think about getting your vehicle ready for some winter weather, too.

Exterior Care

Be sure to wash and wax your Chevy while it’s still nice. Washing the vehicle removes any dirt, grime and bugs that can eat through the paint. Putting a fresh coat of wax on your Chevy protects the paint through the rest of the fall season and the winter season.

Interior Care

Prepping the interior is just as important as the exterior, especially the carpets. Give the inside a good vacuuming. The fall and winter seasons will add more dirt and mud to the carpets and it’ll be difficult to get out if it builds up too much. And, even though the sun won’t seem as hot, it’s UV rays are just as damaging, so have the inside detailed and give the materials a coating of the appropriate protection, whether it’s vinyl, leather or plastic. And, remember to use the sun shields in the windshield.

Mechanical Care

Mechanical care is just as important that caring for the paint and interior materials. Have your service technician check your vehicle’s brakes, belts, hoses, tires and fluids. If something is leaking or worn out, it’s best to replace it now lest it leave you stranded in a snowstorm. Even if it’s not time for the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance interval, it’s a good idea to have your vehicle checked thoroughly.

Heat

Since it’s still warm, most people won’t think of this – but check the heater. If it’s not working like it was last year, you won’t be able to get your windows defrosted easily; and you’ll be stuck commuting in a freezing car. Be sure to check that all of the vents including the defroster works; and that the temperature and fan speeds work.

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Call our service department at Classic Chevy to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle checked and, if necessary, repaired for the fall and winter months.

Why Own a Chevy?

When you making the decision of what make of vehicle to buy, be sure to have Classic Chevrolet on your list – not only do you have several reasons to own a Chevrolet, but many of those reasons are because of the service we provide to you.

Low Cost of Ownership

A Chevy has a low cost of ownership including the cost of parts. You’ll find that an alternator for a Chevy is usually less expensive than an alternator for a foreign vehicle – and less expensive than other American vehicles. Other costs are also lower in many cases.

Best Selling Vehicle

If you are looking for a truck, the Silverado is the best-selling truck you can get.

Safety Rating

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a 5-star overall National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rating.

Tons of Choices

Most Chevrolet models give you several trim levels to choose from, so almost everyone can afford a Chevy – and if you can afford something on the higher end, the highest trim levels have all of the bells and whistles.

Excellent Customer Service

Classic Chevrolet provides excellent customer service and has been GM dealer of the year for 12 consecutive years. And, we have been the nation’s #1 volume Chevy dealer for eight consecutive years.

Service

When you do need repairs, we can fix anything on your Chevy – and we do it with as quickly as possible while still providing quality service.

Model Choices

Chevrolet gives you tons of model choices. If you prefer something sporty, choose a Camaro or Corvette. If you need a sedan, choose an SS or Impala. If you need a truck, Chevrolet makes tons of trucks: the 1500, 2500HD and 3500HD. If you need a people hauler, check out the Suburban or Tahoe.

Quality Engines

Chevrolet has always had good engines – and even some great engines. Not only are they inexpensive to repair, but the parts – even for those really old Chevys – are easy to find.

It’s American!

And, the last reason to buy a Chevy is that it’s an American car!

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a truck, SUV, sedan or a hot rod – and you’ll see first hand why you should buy a Chevrolet.

Best Attractions at the 2017 State Fair of Texas

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The 2017 State Fair of Texas is well under way and it’s full of awesome attractions that are sure to keep you busy all day long. Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you head over to the Fair Grounds in Dallas to make sure that your ride is in good shape or to shop for a new vehicle.

The Fried Food Specials

Deep Fried Froot Loops – Sweet Finalist

Love Froot Loops cereal? Then you’ll love this hedonistic spin on the breakfast cereal classic. Froot Loops cereal is combined with marshmallow cream filling in a creamy batter outer shell, deep fried, and covered in glaze and powdered sugar.

The Tamale Donut – Savory Finalist

Donuts + tamale = heaven. It’s one of Einstein’s lesser known mathematical proofs and we think it’s underrated. The tamale donut takes the filling of your traditional tamale, in this case pork carnitas, but shapes it into a donut instead. It’s then covered in jalapeno salsa.

Gulf Coast Fish Bowl – Best Taste Sweet

This one came out on top in the sweet category and it’s no wonder why. It looks like an aquarium with Nerds candies as the gravel bottom and iced blue punch as the water. Swedish Fish fill the bowl and a pineapple ring garnishes the opening.

Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger – Best Taste Savory and Most Creative

The king of the 2017 fried foods is the funnel cake bacon queso burger and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Take a hamburger patty, top it with bacon and queso, then put all of that goodness between two funnel cakes. It’s the most savory, most creative fried Frankenstein at the fair this year. Don’t miss it.

The Chevy Main Stage

Check out the Chevrolet Main Stage where the biggest stars at the State Fair perform, including the Charlie Daniels Band, Maren Morris, Flo Rida, La Mafia, Temecula Road, Daya, Pat Green, and many more.

Chevy at the State Fair

If you’re as excited about Chevrolet as you are the State Fair, you’re in luck. Chevy will have a strong presence at the Annual State Fair Auto Show. You can find Chevy vehicles on display daily in the Automobile Building and at the Outdoor Truck Zone, which has all of the latest and greatest Chevy truck models on display.

If you want to do more than just look at Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs, head to the Ride and Drive attraction. Here, you’ll be able to get behind the wheel of a new Chevrolet, including the Silverado HD, Silverado LD, Colorado, Tahoe, Traverse, Equinox, Trax, Camaro, and Corvette.

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Can’t wait to test drive a Chevy at the fair? Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle to take to the fair. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we might be running on your favorite Chevy model.

 

Chevy Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Join the fight against breast cancer by helping Chevrolet and Classic Chevy raise money to finish the fight against this disease. With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed, we’re more driven than ever to change the statistic. That’s why for the seventh year in a row, Chevrolet and its dealers, including Classic Chevy, are partnering with the American Cancer Society to make strides against breast cancer. Through this partnership, they’ve contributed $7.8 million to the American Cancer Society benefiting breast cancer screening, patient care, and research.

Join in the efforts by finding a walk, making a contribution, or by creating an #IDriveFor team. During the month of October, Chevy will contribute $5 to the American Cancer Society for every #IDriveFor on Twitter and Instagram. Together we can reach our destination and one day put an end to breast cancer.

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If you want to get more involved, stop by Classic Chevrolet to find more unique ways to help fight breast cancer. And, don’t forget, women are not the only ones to have breast cancer: men can also have breast cancer. You can also ask about ways to help combat breast cancer when you stop by to test drive a new Chevy or when you bring your current Chevy in for service.

October Events Around DFW Area

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, and then head out to some fun October events around the DFW area including the State Fair of Texas 2017 and Dan’s Haunted House. Choose from light-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, SUV models, sedans and sports coupes. Some of the 2018 model years are already here, so if you have been waiting for that, your wait is over.

State Fair of Texas 2017

The State Fair of Texas 2017 is currently running and will run through October 22, 2017, at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75210. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment, competitions, midway rides and tons of fair food.

Crazy Water Festival

On Friday, October 13, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m. and running until October 14, 2017, visit the Historic Famous Water Pavilion, 209 NW 6th Street, Mineral Wells, Texas, 76067 for the Crazy Water Festival. Admission is $3. Enjoy live music, a beer garden, street art, a children’s area and more. Celebrate the acclaimed mineral water of Mineral Springs. For more information call (940) 325-8870.

Dan’s Haunted House

Visit Dan’s Haunted House through October 31, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The haunted house is located at 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas, Texas, 75065. Admission is $20. The haunted house is based on the dreams and night terrors of Little Yuki, a Japanese girl. The haunts include the horrifying tales Samurai spirits, urban legends of demons, mythological ghosts and more. You won’t see zombies, chainsaws or clowns so get scared by something completely different this year. For more information call (972) 821-9154.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new truck, SUV, sedan or sports coupe. Be sure to ask your salesperson if we are running any lease or finance specials on the models you are interested in. And, if you’re not ready for a new vehicle because you already have a new Chevy, be sure to call our service department to set up an appointment for service or to have your vehicle checked before a trip.

Are You Up for an Oil Change?

Part of keeping your vehicle in great running condition is ensuring that you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance, including oil changes. Changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the most important maintenance items you do for your vehicle.

Engine Sludge

Engine oil gets dirty – very dirty. Eventually, the oil will get so thick that it won’t drain back into the oil pan, nor will it get into the heads where it is needed. Over time, the oil also breaks down to create more sludge. When it gets this bad you could cause engine failure because the pertinent parts won’t get the oil needed to keep metal from rubbing metal. And, on top of that, it can start building up in the heads, which causes the engine to work harder and use more gas.

Operating Temperatures and Friction

Oil contains ingredients that reduce friction. The more friction in an engine, the hotter the operating temperatures and the more wear you’ll put on the internal engine components. It also makes the engine run warmer, thus taxing the cooling system.

And, when the engine runs hotter, that means the sensors are going to try to adjust the fuel mixture to lean the mixture out to cool the engine. In some circumstances, this could damage the engine. Changing the oil at the recommended times keeps the friction and crud in the engine at a minimum; and you’ll have a smoother-running vehicle that will serve you for many miles.

When You Should Change the Oil

Consult your owner’s manual to see when you should change the oil as it varies depending on the vehicle you are driving and on your driving habits. If you often drive in the mountains, sit in traffic for long periods of time or frequently tow heavy loads, you may have to change your oil sooner rather than later. If your commute is easy on the vehicle, you might be able to go up to 7,000 miles between oil changes, depending on your vehicle and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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Call our service department at Classic Chevrolet to make an appointment to have your oil changed and for any other maintenance the manufacturer recommends.

Best Car Accessories for Your Pet

When you pick up your new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet, you may need some new pet accessories to go with it. Depending on your pet and your pet’s age, you may need seat covers, ramps, harnesses, car seats and more. Once you pick up your vehicle, you’ll know what you’ll need to help your pet get in and out and to allow your pet to ride safely.

Pet Ramps

Pet ramps help your pet get in and out of your vehicle if your pet has a hard time jumping in or out of lower vehicles or if your vehicle is just too high for your pet to safety jump in or out. When choosing a pet ramp, be sure to pick a ramp that is ideal for your dog’s weight. If your dog is still a puppy, choose a ramp that will hold your dog’s adult weight.

Car Seats

It’s never a good idea to let your pet roam loose in the vehicle. So many things could happen such as your pet climbing over the seat and distracting you or causing an accident; or your pet getting hurt if you get into an accident. Car seats allow you to keep your pet harnessed in one spot and helps to keep it from getting hurt in an accident.

Car Harnesses

Use a car harness to hold your pet in place with or without a car booster seat. The harness keeps your pet from being flung forward should you have to hit the brakes fast or should you get into an accident. The harness also keeps your pet from climbing over the front seat and causing an accident.

Rear Seat Hammock

Install a rear seat hammock to minimize pet hair in your vehicle. Sometimes pet hair just won’t come out of the upholstery no matter how much you vacuum. The hammock hooks to the back of the front seats and to the top of the rear seat to protect the rear seat and the backs of the front seats.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle, and then pick up the pet accessories you may need for your new vehicle.