The accessories you choose for your vehicle depends on the type of vehicle you are driving – or the type you intend on buying or leasing from Classic Chevy. You can make your Chevy your own with certain accessories – or you can make your vehicle more practical.
Pick up a bed extender to add an extra 2 feet to the bed of your truck. These come in handy when you need to haul 8-foot lumber in a 6-foot bed. The bed extender fits over the open tailgate and keeps things from falling out of the bed.
Bedliners and mats keep the inside of the bed from being scratched up from the things you haul. They also keep things from sliding around in the back.
If you add a toolbox to your bed, you may want to add a bed step so that you can reach into the center of the box without having to climb in the bed of the truck.
One of the neatest accessories for a Silverado, especially if you like to camp or go hunting, is a sport tent. The tent is water- resistant and converts the bed into a camper. The tent features a waterproof floor and is made specifically for the Silverado bed.
Cars have limited space so a roof rack is a good addition if you are constantly trying to cram big things in the back seat or the cargo area. Choose from cargo management items to better organize the trunk, remote start if your vehicle didn’t come equipped with it, license plate holders, a spoiler kit, window deflectors and splash guards. Interior accessories include door sill plates, floor mats and pedal covers.
No matter what you drive, you should have a good first aid kit and a roadside assistance package in the event of an emergency. You can also pick these items up at our accessory shop.
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Visit Classic Chevrolet to pick up or have accessories installed or to have other service completed on your vehicle. If you are looking for a new vehicle, stop by our showroom to test drive your next new car, truck or SUV.
Looking for a great road trip destination this fall? Whether you’re more interested in enjoying the season or escaping it, there’s a destination waiting for you. Choose your path and hit the road in your Chevy this fall.
Fall Foliage Destinations
Old Forge, New York
Old Forge, a small town on New York State Route 28 at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, is a charming haven for fall foliage lovers. Dine in cute cafes, canoe the rivers, hike the mountains or simply enjoy the scenic drives loaded with brightly-colored trees.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Harpers Ferry is a charming West Virginia town that becomes surrounded by vibrant leaves in the fall months. Take in the fall colors while tubing along a river, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, biking, rafting or on an exhilarating canopy tour. The historic town serves as an ideal place to relax and enjoy an award-winning meal after a day of adventure and snapping photos.
Warm Weather Spots
Galveston Island State Park, Texas
Galveston Island State Park feels thousands of miles away from it all, yet it’s only a short drive from the exciting day and nightlife of Galveston. The 2,000-acre park offers undeveloped beaches that are ideal for fishing, picnicking, birdwatching, swimming, camping and just about every beach-related outdoor activity you can imagine.
Pensacola Beach, Florida
When you’re looking for calm, turquoise waters and beaches that look like they popped out of a magazine, there’s no better escape than Pensacola Beach. Step away from the sand, and you’ll find the Portofino Boardwalk, which is loaded with fun shops and restaurants. Other Pensacola activities include taking paddle boarding lessons, exploring nearby Casino Beach, attending the National Museum of Naval Aviation and snapping photos from the famous Pensacola Pier.
Stop and See Us
All of these destinations are just waiting for you to take a road trip. Find your dream road trip vehicle right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas. Our location nestled just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area means you can get unbeatable deals on brand-new Chevrolets by shopping just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Tahoe and Suburban are the latest Chevrolet vehicles to receive the Midnight Edition treatment for 2017.
Chevrolet announced that it is expanding its popular specialty models to include Midnight Editions of its segment-defining Tahoe and Suburban full-size SUVs.
With years of heritage to build on, Chevrolet continues to forge ahead in sales and share with these two storied full-size SUV entries. Tahoe retail sales are currently up 18 percent compared to 2015, while Suburban sales are up 30 percent compared to 2015. Market share for Suburban and Tahoe has risen a combined 3.6 percent this year, and Chevrolet continues to lead the segment.
Together, these two vehicles represent about 50 percent of all full-size SUVs sold in the U.S.
The Suburban and Tahoe join the Silverado, Colorado, Equinox and Trax as part of the growing portfolio of Chevrolet Midnight Edition vehicles, among the fastest-selling of Chevrolet’s special editions.
These two iconic vehicles were natural candidates for the special edition treatment due to their lineage and importance to the Chevrolet brand – Tahoe is the best-selling full-size SUV in America and Suburban is the longest-running nameplate in automotive history since the vehicle’s inception in 1935.
The Midnight Edition Suburban and Tahoe full-size SUVs are offered in two distinct variants, the Z71 Midnight package and the LT Midnight package. All Midnight Edition vehicles are finished exclusively in black.
The Z71 Midnight includes all of the features found on the Z71 Package including off-road tuned suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, off-road tubular assist steps, fog lamps, tow hooks, sill plates, 3.42 axle, 2-speed transfer case, floor mats, hill descent control, high capacity air cleaner, Z71 badging and more. The Midnight Edition adds 18” black-painted Z71 wheels, roof rack cross rails, black grille insert, and black Chevrolet “bow tie” logos. The Z71 Midnight Tahoe also comes equipped with aggressive Goodyear DuraTrac off-road tires.
The LT Midnight includes all of the features found on both the LT trim levels of Suburban and Tahoe and adds 20” black wheels, all-season tires, roof rack cross rails, black assist steps and black Chevrolet “bow tie” logos.
“Our SUV customers have shown a considerable appetite for specialty vehicles,” said Mike Weidman, marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. “The Midnight Editions allow us to further deliver on the premium expectation that our customers already have for these class-leading full-size SUVs.”
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Stop in at Classic Chevy this October to check out the Tahoe and Suburban, maybe even for a test drive. Ask your Classic Chevrolet sales professional about the upcoming Midnight special editions and keep your eyes on this space for more information as it becomes available.
When you buy a used vehicle from a dealership such as Classic Chevrolet, you don’t have 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall is here and though it hasn’t cooled off in DFW yet, it will sooner or later. Not to mention that you may need to travel out of town to colder climes. This means that you ought to give you car or truck a good once over and make sure that it’s all ship-shape for whatever the season has to throw at you.
1. Check Your Filters
Check the oil, gas and air filters. Don’t forget the cabin air filter. Your vehicle may require a different weight oil, so when you bring it in for the oil change, remind your service adviser that you need the oil weight for winter, especially if you will be traveling where it gets super cold.
2. Don’t Forget Your Brakes and Tires
It is important that brakes and tires – and the braking system – is up to par during the fall and winter months. Your tires should have plenty of tread on them in the event it snows earlier than you expect. Make sure the entire braking system is working properly. If the ABS light is on, be sure to have the ABS system checked.
3. Belts and Hoses are Important too.
Have the hoses checked for leaks and make sure they aren’t dry rotted. When it’s time to turn the heat on, you want it to work, especially if you are trying to melt the frost off the window. Belts are also important and need to be checked for wear and to see if they are dry rotted. Your vehicle may have a serpentine belt, V-belts or a combination of both. The belts run the air conditioning, alternator, power steering and the water pump. In some cases, the timing belt runs the water pump; if it is time to change the timing belt, have your service technician change the water pump – it’s the same amount of labor to get to either part.
4. Replace the Wiper Blades
Make sure that your wiper blades are fresh. Besides the rainy season in the spring, late fall and winter are the times when you want your wiper blades at their best. You need to be able to see at all times if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
5. Check the Lights
Speaking of being able to see, make sure that all of your lights are working properly, both for your safety and the safety of the cars around you. When visibility gets bad, accidents tend to happen if you can’t see or be seen.
6. Make sure the Defroster Works
Besides being an inconvenience in the morning when you just want to get going but have to wait on the ice on your windshield to melt, you also don’t want it to impede your vision while you drive, which can occasionally happen.
7. Have the Battery Tested
Take your vehicle by a service shop and have the battery tested. If it’s on its way out, don’t hesitate in replacing it. A busted battery at the wrong time can be extremely inconvenient, and if it’s cold outside, extremely uncomfortable while you wait for help on the side of the road.
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Visit Classic Chevy before the weather turns and make sure that your car is in good shape. Or, just replace your old car with a new one from Classic Chevrolet. That way you know that you’re good!
*2016 model pictured.
For 2017, the Chevrolet Colorado offers an all-new V-6 engine and class-exclusive eight-speed automatic. It is the latest major update for Colorado, which entered the market for model year 2015. Chevrolet is on track to sell more than 160,000 Colorados in the first 24 months on the market, reigniting the midsize segment.
“Customers made the Colorado an overnight success and it remains one of the industry’s hottest-selling products,” said Anita Burke, Colorado chief engineer. “That fast success has justified our continued investment in midsize pickups, introducing new features for our customers such as the class-exclusive diesel engine, advanced technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and now a class-leading V-6 and eight-speed automatic powertrain combination.”
Class-exclusive powertrain combination
The most significant update for the 2017 Colorado is an all-new V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission, creating a combination that’s unmatched in the midsize segment.
According to Stan Ludlow, chief engineer for the 2017 Colorado, the engine and transmission were calibrated to emphasize performance and refinement while optimizing fuel economy: “The Colorado is currently the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in America, with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway when equipped with the diesel engine. As such, for the new V-6 and eight-speed combination we focused on improving everyday driving performance. Drivers will immediately notice that it pulls harder when accelerating from a stop or passing on the highway; it is more confident pulling a trailer up a steep grade and it is more refined cruising at a constant highway speed.”
This second generation of Chevrolet’s double-overhead-cam engine architecture retains the same 3.6L displacement as before, with an updated suite of advanced engine technologies. This includes improved variable valve timing for intake and exhaust, improved direct injection and for the first time, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), which disables two cylinders under light throttle applications. Horsepower and torque increase to an SAE-certified 308 hp (230 kW) at 6,800 rpm and 275 lb-ft (373 nM) at 4,000 rpm.
The engine is mated to the class-exclusive eight-speed automatic. The GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L45 is roughly the same size and weight as the 6L80 six-speed automatic it replaces. However, the eight-speed automatic offers a wider 7.0 overall gear ratio spread than the 6L80 transmission’s 6.0 ratio. This results in a numerically higher first gear ratio, helping drivers start off more confidently with a heavy load or when trailering, and numerically lower rear axle ratios that reduce engine rpm on the highway for improved efficiency.
Extensive use of aluminum and magnesium, combined with similar packaging to the outgoing 6L80 transmission, equates to no increase in overall weight for Colorado models equipped with the new 8L45 transmission.
The 2017 model year updates, including the new V-6 and eight-speed combination, will arrive at dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year.
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Visit Classic Chevy to view the 2017 Chevy Colorado or any other Chevy vehicle. Classic Chevrolet offers auto sales, service, parts, and accessories in DFW.
Now that football season has officially started, it’s time to get your truck ready for tailgating. Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle that lends itself to tailgating; or give our service department a call to set up an appointment for serviced or to have your vehicle checked before you head out.
What to Pack
When pack for a tailgate party, you’ll need to be organized – you don’t want to forget something as important as the football! Bring a canopy to protect everyone from the sun. Make sure you have plenty of chairs for everyone who is going to party with you or have people bring their own chairs. Be sure that the grill is big enough to cook for everyone in your party. It’s no fun waiting for your food to cook while the other half of the party is already eating.
Remembering the food is the easy part. Don’t forget the condiments and the sides, though. If you are serving hamburgers, don’t forget cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles. And, plates and plasticware. Don’t laugh – it’s been forgotten somewhere in the world. Also, bring wipes and napkins to clean your hands and face.
When to Arrive
You’ll want to arrive at least three hours before the game. This will give you time to set up your spot, heat up the grill, cook and eat. And, that should give you enough time to get in the stadium a few minutes early so you’re not tripping over everyone to get to your seat. And of course, you’ll want some time to throw a few passes. After all, what is a tailgate party that doesn’t include some football?
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Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or checked before you head out to the games this fall. Or, if you are thinking about getting a new vehicle, now is the time to stop by to test drive a new vehicle to tailgate with.
The State Fair of Texas is currently in full swing. It’s an annual tradition and it’s kind of a big deal around these parts. If you’re new to town, you owe it to yourself to check it out. If you’ve lived here for a while and never been… well, you need to fix that! Classic Chevrolet is excited about the State Fair and we’ll tell you exactly why:
1. The Food
Let’s get this one out of the way first. The State Fair of Texas has some fantastic food options. Famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) for its fried fare, there’s a contest every year for the best original recipe and it produces some wild and ambitious results. There’s also the classic funnel cake, which you can’t skip out on, even if you’ve stuffed yourself all day.
2. The Midway
Are fair rides and games corny? Yeah. Do we care? No! What’s better than triumphing over those notoriously difficult games or braving those questionable looking mechanical monstrosities?
3. Big Tex
Like greeting an old friend, Big Tex stands tall year after year. Not even fire can lay low the friendly giant cowboy. “Howdy, folks. Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!” Thanks, Big Tex, nice to see you too.
4. The Ferris Wheel
No view in DFW beats the top of the Ferris Wheel. As iconic as Big Tex, the Ferris Wheel proves that everything is definitely bigger in Texas.
5. The Exhibits
The fair grounds host a number of permanent exhibits year round, and the fair only adds more. From museums to collections on temporary loan, there are plenty of things to see. Don’t forget to view the crafts and art contests!
6. The Live Music
With live music everyday around the fair, there’s always some good listening going on somewhere. And the fair covers all its bases. Whether you’re into country, rock, or rap, there’s something for everyone.
7. The Shopping
If you want to browse goods and shop, you’ll be kept busy at the fair. From items useful and functional to goods that have no purpose whatsoever, there’s no end to the merchants set up all around the fair.
8. The Car Show
The car show is HUGE. There are lots of manufacturers present, including Chevy. We might be a little biased, but the Chevy show has some really nice cars to check out.
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If you see a Chevy at the car show that you fall in love with, make Classic Chevrolet your next stop. You can even give that favored vehicle a proper test drive.
The DFW Metroplex and the North Texas region are full of fun activities for you and your family this October. Perfect timing too, as the weather if finally beginning to cool down a bit, especially as we head further into October. While there’s never an end to the fun, here are a few of the best events that DFW has to offer this month.
October 8 from 10am to 9pm
Celebrate Roanoke is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The 11th annual downtown event is a free, fun festival the whole family will love. Join in for live music by IDT Band, Def Leggend, and Emerald City Band, children’s activities, fireworks, food, shopping, and much more! Don’t miss out on the wonderful day on beautiful Oak Street.
Roanoke is the unique dining capital of Texas, so plan to try a couple of restaurants while you’re out enjoying the festival.
Monet: The Early Years
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view this groundbreaking exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Starting October 16, this is the first ever exhibition devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet.
Monet: The Early Years will feature approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872, when he settled in Argenteuil, on the River Seine near Paris. Through the 1860s, the young painter—still in his twenties—absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, as the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin gave way to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley.
The State Fair of Texas
The big event every year in October, the State Fair of Texas is an annual tradition and the biggest, baddest state fair in the U.S. Celebrating 130 years of tradition, the State Fair of Texas returns this fall for another round of food, festivities and family fun. Themed “Celebrating Texas Agriculture,” the 2016 exposition kicked off on Friday, Sept. 30 in historic Fair Park.
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Before you go anywhere this October, make your first stop Classic Chevrolet. Whether you need some service on your car or truck, or are looking to upgrade, Classic Chevy can help!
The State Fair of Texas is a beloved annual tradition for the DFW Metroplex (and the state of Texas in general). Fair-goers enjoy the rides, games, and exhibitions each year and the giant Ferris wheel and Big Tex are symbols of Texas in their own right.
Another tradition of the fair is the food, specifically the contest each year to determine the best original food, usually fried.
At this point the judges have narrowed the field down to the semi-finalists. We’ll say one thing: looking at the list, the judges will certainly have their work cut out for them.
Here’s what’s still in the competition:
- Bacon Wrapped Churros
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly on a Stick
- Barn Yard Burger
- Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
- Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia
- Crunchy Fried Oinkers
- Dallas’ Fried Bacontilla
- Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a Stick
- Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Tater Dog
- Deep Fried Cannoli Bites
- Deep Fried Cheeseburger Stuffed Onion Rings
- Deep Fried Chicken Basket
- Deep Fried Hawaiian Hoops
- Deep Fried Nachos
- Deep Fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” Dings
- Deep Fried Smoked Salmon & Bacon Croquettes
- Dorito Bacon Fried Cheese Stick
- Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket (w/ Mac ‘n Cheese Dip)
- Fried Cookies & Cream Sundae
- Fried Jell-O
- Fried Prime Rib Quesadill”O”
- Funnel Cake Sundae
- Holy Guacamole Balls
- Injectable Great Balls of BBQ
- Loaded Bacon Mashed Potato Egg Roll
- Lollipop Fried Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast on a Stick
- Pina-A lot-Ta
- Seductive Fried Sea Salt Caramel Wrap
- Shrimp Fritters
- Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplins
- State Fair Cookie Fries
- State Fair Edible Colas
- Texas Fried Buffalo Quail
- Texas Fried Pinatacolupa
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Visit Classic Chevy to test drive a new or used vehicle. Pick up a new car today and head to the State Fair of Texas in style and comfort. Classic Chevrolet offers vehicle sales, service, parts, and accessories to the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Come see us today!