Slow Cooker Lo Mein

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If you need an easy, filling, and healthy meal on a busy day, try this slow cooker Lo Mein. Not only is it easy to cook (just prep the ingredients and allow your slow cooker to do the work for you), but it’s easy to clean up as well.

Slow Cooker Lo Mein

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 (5-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 pound spaghetti

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves, garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste), or more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions

  1. Line a slow cooker with a slow cooker liner for easier cleanup. Open slow cooker liner and place it inside a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker bowl. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim of bowl.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, sambal oelek, oyster sauce, ginger and sesame oil in the slow cooker. Add pork shoulder, then cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove pork shoulder from the slow cooker and shred the meat before returning to the pot with the juices. Stir in broccoli, carrots, celery, snow peas and chestnuts. Cover and cook on high heat for 15-30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  5. Serve pasta immediately, topped with pork mixture.

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It’s All About Pepperdust

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While there’s always the classic Chevy colors, like red, white, or blue, there are always new colors being introduced, and one of these new colors is especially striking: Pepperdust Metallic. We’ll take Pepperdust Metallic on just about any model. It’s a cool and smooth grey that looks striking from any angle. Kind of the salt and pepper of the car world, it gives off a distinguished vibe.

If you want Pepperdust Metallic on your Chevrolet, you can get it on these models across various trim levels:

  • Sonic
  • Spark
  • Cruze
  • Malibu
  • Impala
  • Trax
  • Equinox
  • Traverse
  • Tahoe
  • Suburban
  • Colorado
  • Silverado
  • Camaro

Get Pepperdust Metallic on your favorite 2017 model today!

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to see the new Pepperdust Metallic color in person and maybe even test drive a model that wears it. If you’re on the market for a new or used Chevrolet in Grapevine, or the greater DFW area, stop by Classic Chevy today to see what we’ve got to offer.

Spring Cleaning Tips Chevy Style!

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The official start of spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to bring out the rags, buckets and soap for a serious spring cleaning on the interior and exterior your vehicle. Here at Classic Chevrolet, we’re experts at detailing vehicles, and we’d love to share some of our insight with our loyal customers and followers. The following are 10 easy-to-follow tips that will help you clean the winter grime off of your vehicle and make it look and feel like new.

1. Use a scrub brush or air compressor on carpets. 

An air compressor will help you blow the dirt out of the tight weaving of your vehicle’s carpets, so you can vacuum it up quickly. A stiff brush will also work as an alternative to an air compressor or in addition to one for an even deeper clean.

2. Use cleaners that are non-acid based.

Acid-based cleaners are often used by the professionals, but it’s best that everyday car enthusiasts clean with non-acid based ones. Acid-based cleaners, if not used correctly, can damage painted or alloy wheels.

3. Use your hands.

Hand washing is the best way to get a deep clean on your vehicle’s exterior, so put the brushes away and roll up your sleeves.

4. Make sure you get the paint clean.

It’s easy to wash your vehicle once and consider it clean, but it often takes more than one wash to thoroughly clean your vehicle’s paint. Once dry, run your hand across the surface of your vehicle. If it feels gritty, it needs to be cleaned again.

5. Protect your paint.

The fresh coat of wax your vehicle had when it left the factory has probably worn away. In fact, vehicle wax wears away every few months. Use a paste or liquid wax to to ensure your paint shines properly and is protected from hazards.

6. Clean out your winter mess.

It’s amazing what your vehicle can acquire over the winter months — jackets, socks, windshield scrapers, bags of salt, hats, gloves and other winter supplies. Check your back seats and the trunk to ensure that all of the gear you don’t need is back in the house.

7. Check under the hood.

Pop your vehicle’s hood, wipe down the edges and remove and dirt, debris or leaves.

8. Clean the glass last.

Glass gathers all of the dirt from the other steps of the cleaning process, so it’s best to clean it last. Use a quality glass cleaner without ammonia and be sure to buff the glass with a microfiber cloth.

9. Replace your wipers.

Winters can be extremely harsh on your windshield wipers. Make sure your wipers are in proper working condition and replace them if they’re not.

10. Consider maintenance.

One of the best things you can do for your vehicle after a long winter is bring to our carefully trained mechanics here at Classic Chevrolet. Get your vehicle back in top working condition with an oil change, engine tune up, new tires, brakes or one of our many other services.

It’s Always a Lucky Day at Classic Chevrolet

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When you go to Classic Chevrolet to shop for a new car or to schedule service, it’s always a lucky day. With nearly 5000 customer reviews and a 4.5 star rating, any interaction at Classic Chevy is going to leave you smiling.

Here’s what some of our satisfied customers have to say:

  • Carl I. from Grapevine: “This is my third purchase at Classic Chevrolet. I’m sure there will be a fourth.”
  • Tynessa C. from Lewisville: “I was informed at every step of the way during the process.”
  • Aileen F. from Grapevine: “We have purchased four new cars and two used cars from Classic over the years. We trust Classic sales and service. Over the years, we have gotten to know Carl Newman. He is our answer guy at the dealership and always treats us well.”
  • Lawrence D. from Arlington: “Scheduled a service appointment and was in and out in 30 minutes total. They also washed the car. Classic Chevrolet is the best!”

Getting your car serviced is always feels like a hassle, but not at Classic Chevrolet. The staff at Classic Chevrolet want you back on the road as soon as possible, so the dealership provides excellent, quick, and professional service.

  • Making the Appointment: This doesn’t have to be a hassle. You can call in or make your appointment via Classic Chevy’s website. Simply click through to the Service page, and then click the “Schedule Service” link on the left. Once you get to the page, enter your information. Watch your email for a confirmation.
  • Courtesy Shuttle: If you don’t have time to wait while your vehicle is being serviced or if you are getting extensive work done that may take all day or longer, you can take advantage of our one-way courtesy shuttle that will drop you off where you need to go.
  • Enterprise Rental: Classic Chevy also hosts an Enterprise Rental office. You can walk over to the office and rent a vehicle for the time you need it. That way, you won’t have to worry about arranging a ride back and forth to work or missing out on doing lunch break errands.
  • Waiting: If you choose to wait for your vehicle, you can enjoy our comfortable waiting room with soft leather chairs and refreshments. You’ll feel right at home and your service will be done before you know it.

You can even choose the services you prefer on Classic Chevy’s website. If you know what your vehicle needs, just click through our service menu to schedule services such as oil changes (regular, diesel, dexos or synthetic), tire rotation (four or six tires), alignments (two or four wheel), flush services (air conditioning ventilation, brake system, cooling system, power steering system, automatic transmission), induction services (fuel and air), spray-on bed liner and more.

If you have any questions about what services your vehicle requires, contact Classic Chevrolet for any answers you need.

4 Things You Should Know About the 2018 Camaro

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The 2018 Camaro was debuted at the Daytona 500 recently and it’s easily the most hardcore Camaro ever conceived.  Here’s what you should know about the upcoming sports car.

1. It has quite an engine.

The 2018 Chevy Camaro carries Chevy’s most powerful engine and its best suspension components in one package. The 2018 Camaro will come with the 650-hp LT4 coupled with a six-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match.

2. It’s built for speed.

With wider air intakes, numerous aerodynamic add-ons, and wider tires, the 2018 Camaro is built for speed, from racetracks to highways. The Camaro is designed to stay planted and cool while it achieves ridiculous speeds.

3. It will be available later this year.

While there’s no firm date set or pricing announced, the 2018 Camaro is coming this year. Keep your eyes peeled for more information as it becomes available.

4. You can find it at Classic Chevy when it becomes available.

When it does come out, you can find it at Classic Chevrolet. Until then, come and test drive the current model year of the Camaro if you can’t wait to give a Camaro a spin. Classic Chevy can also help you with service, parts, and accessories for your current vehicle. Stop and see us today!

Texas Spring Break Road Trips in Your Chevy

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If you want to take a quick spring break getaway in Texas this week, try one of these classic Texan destinations for some sun and fun in your Chevy.

Galveston

Most Texans know that Galveston is a hot vacation destination. However, many don’t know that it’s one of Texas’ most historic cities. Travel just an hour south of Houston, and you can enjoy more than 32 miles of beach, stunning Victorian architecture, museums, and, of course, plenty of sun and sand. Galveston is the ideal getaway spot for travelers seeking uncrowded beaches that are located minutes from attractions, eateries, and more.

South Padre Island 

South Padre Island is on nearly every list of top Texas destinations. That’s because South Padre Island, located near the Mexico border, offers warm temperatures, towering palm trees, and stunning Gulf Coast beaches. Spend your days on the sand, engage in a number of water-based activities (like surfing, paddleboarding or renting a wave runner), play a round of golf or venture to the action-packed Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. South Padre Island is overflowing with things to do for visitors of all ages.

Austin

Not every spring break getaway has to involve sand and the sea. The bustling capital city of Texas offers live music nearly every night of the week, world-renowned eateries, an abundance of unique shops, and must-visit festivals at all times of year. Culture is something there’s no shortage of in Austin.

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi offers picturesque gulf beaches, the Texas State Aquarium, the Padre Island National Seashore, seaside restaurants, marinas, the USS Lexington Museum, and plenty of downtown fun to make this spring break the best one yet.

New Braunfels

Another no-beach option, New Braunfels could be your ideal spring break destination. This picturesque Texas town in the heart of the Hill Country is big on German-heritage. New Braunfels wows its visitors with its  historic districts, adventurous rivers, impressive golf courses, live music, shopping, family-friendly attractions, award-winning restaurants and so much more.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you hit the road to any Spring Break destination. Whether you need to make sure your car is in good shape for a road trip by visiting our service department or you need an entirely new vehicle, Classic Chevy can help!

History With a Mystery: the Chevrolet Bowtie

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The Chevrolet logo is one of the most recognized in the world. However, most people don’t even know what it is or what the recognizable, crisscrossed logo means. The Chevrolet bowtie was introduced in 1913 by the automobile company’s founder William C. Durant, and it has remained the symbol of the brand since.

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the Chevrolet bowtie? The following four stories are just a few of the countless legends surrounding the fabled Chevrolet logo.

1. It was inspired by a French hotel. Durant explains that he developed the logo from a unique wallpaper in a Paris hotel. An official Chevrolet publication issued for the company’s 50th anniversary in 1961 backed Durant’s story and explained that the world traveler tore off a piece of the hotel’s wallpaper to later use as a nameplate for his company’s vehicles. Conflicting accounts of Durant’s story, from Durant and others, have stirred even more mystery into the pot.

2. It was a dinner-table sketch. William Durant’s daughter published a book about her father in 1929. The book described how Durant sketched the Chevrolet logo while waiting for his meal at the family dinner table one evening.

3. It was taken from a newspaper ad. Another story regarding the Chevrolet bowtie emerged in 1986. A story based on an interview with Durant’s widow (Catherine) explained how she and her husband saw the design while reading a newspaper in a Hot Springs, Va., hotel room. Historian Ken Kaufmann later searched for a similar edition of The Constitution newspaper, and found a logo resembling the Chevrolet icon used for a coal company named “Coalettes.”

4. It was borrowed from the Swiss flag. Another version of the Chevrolet bowtie mystery explains the logo as an altered version of the cross seen on the Swiss flag. Louis Chevrolet was born at La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland on Christmas Day of 1878. The striking similarity of the logo and the flag’s emblem has led many historians and Chevrolet fans to agree that this must be the logo’s true origin.

No matter what the origin of the Chevrolet bowtie may be, the logo has certainly stood the test of time. In fact, despite slight changes in color and detail, the true shape of the logo hasn’t changed since the day it was created in 1913. Vehicle owners always know they can trust any vehicle donned with the famous Chevrolet bowtie.

Find your dream Chevrolet right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas.

Chevy Cruze & Impala Top Consumer Reports for 2017

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Two Chevrolets – the Cruze and Impala – were named tops in their class in the Consumer Reports 2017 Annual Top Picks list, an influential designation for shoppers looking for new cars.

The magazine said the redesigned Chevy Cruze earned top marks in the highly competitive compact car category, beating out the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, which historically have dominated the top picks list.

“The best way to describe (the Cruze) is they took the Impala and they shrunk it down and have many of the same virtues in a smaller package,” Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports director of automotive testing, said.

“If you look at the competitors, you look at Corollas or any other compact cars, there’s a lot that they could learn from the Cruze in terms of ride, quietness and just a substantial-feeling vehicle, along with having the latest infotainment, which again you can navigate,” Fisher continued. “It’s not overwhelming. It’s well-laid out.”

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The Chevrolet Impala was named top large sedan for the third year in row.

“I know when we first said the Chevy Impala was a top pick, there was a lot of confused faces,” Fisher said. “This is not the rental car version. This is the new version that they have which drives like a luxury vehicle, continues to be reliable and it’s just good owner satisfaction. It drives terrific.”

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Best March Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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Looking for something to do this March? With Spring Break coming up, you probably are on the lookout for something to occupy your family with. Check out one of these fun events happening in the Metroplex this month!

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed – All Month Long

Elaborate royal tombs, ancient languages, human sacrifice, sports and extraordinary architecture. All define the fascinating Maya civilization that is the bedrock of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s upcoming traveling exhibition – Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed.

The largest traveling Maya exhibition ever to tour the U.S., the 10,000 square-foot display brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, will run through Sept. 4, 2017.

This exhibition is fun for the family and a great place to take young ones during their spring break! General hours of operation for the Perot Museum are 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday.

Admission costs $19 for adults, $12 for children, $13 for seniors, and is free for children under 2.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 17

The largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the southwest, more than 125,000 attending every year. The festivities are centered on Greenville Avenue and the parade follows a 2-mile route along its length. Up to 90 floats will be involved. The parade starts at 10am, but if you get there early, you can participate in the Dash Down Greenville, a 5k walk and run. Stick around after the parade to see Jimmy Eat World, this year’s music headliner.

All the shops and stores will be open, so you can always do some shopping while you enjoy the festivities. Restaurants, likewise, will be serving food.

If you don’t want to find a place to park, you can always take the DART into town. Try the stations at Lovers Lane or Mockingbird.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new or used car, truck, or SUV. If you’re in need of a new ride to get you around this March, come by Classic Chevrolet today to view our entire inventory and find a great vehicle that’s perfect for your needs and budget.

The Classic Chevy Silverado

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If you are considering a Chevy Silverado, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 1500, 2500HD or the 3500HD. The Silverado was introduced in 1999 and took the place of the C/K line. The name “Silverado” was a trim level on the C/K line from 1975 through 1998. However, Chevy isn’t new to pickup trucks – they have been making trucks since 1930.

The first generation of the Silverado ran from 1998 through 2007 and was built on the GM GMT800 platform. This model gave customers a choice of five engines: the 4.3-liter, 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter, 6.0-liter and the 8.1-liter. All were V-8 models except for the 4.3-liter V-6.

In 2002, GM gave the Silverado a slight refresh with some small design changes and upgraded the HVAC controls and audio. In 2007, GM added “Classic” to the first generation trucks. Also in 2000, a four-door extended cab was finally offered. In 2003, the Silverado got an updated rear end and a new front end. It wasn’t until 2006 when the Silverado got another facelift, including the removal of the “Chevrolet” badge from the tailgate.

In 2003, GM launched the Silverado SS, a high performance model. This model was based on the Silverado and featured an upgraded drive train plus upgrades for the interior and exterior appearances. The SS featured a standard 6.0-liter Vortec high output V-8 engine that put out 345 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.

In 2006, the auto manufacturer released a special edition SS called the Intimidator SS to honor Dale Earnhardt. This model features a rear spoiler, Intimidator custom badging and embroidered headrests. Only 933 of these trucks were made.

Today’s truck have seen several upgrades in safety, security and entertainment features. You also have several choices of trim levels to choose from including the base model work truck and the top-of-the-line trim level with all of the bells and whistles.

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado for truck month. Ask your salesperson about the discounts and specials we are running on the Silverado models for truck month, including cash back offers and special lease and finance options.