Road Trip Necessities For Your Vehicle

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Before you head out on a road trip, be sure to bring your vehicle in to Classic Chevrolet to have it checked out. If it’s near time for service, have it serviced before you leave instead of bringing it in when you get back – you’ll feel better about knowing that everything has been checked and that your vehicle is ready for a road trip.

You’ll also need to pack the necessities for your road trip – and these are not the things you’ll be using every day. These are things you may need in the event of an emergency. If you already have an emergency kit, be sure to rotate the food and water in the kit so you have fresh for the road trip.

Food and Water

Even in the warm months, you need an emergency kit that will sustain you and protect you from the elements should you get stranded. Each person should have a couple liters of water and enough high-energy food for at least one meal for two to three days. You may use high-energy bars, peanut butter and jelly, peanuts, nuts and other foods that store well. Chocolate is a great high-energy food; however, it melts too easily.

First Aid and Safety

Make sure you have an extensive first aid kit that includes several sizes of bandages, gauze, tape, a needle and thread, antibacterial cream, eye wash, tweezers, cleaning solution for cuts, alcohol pads and more. The smaller kits that are available do not have nearly enough in them for just one person, never mind a whole family.

You should also have at least one flashlight, extra batteries, a flare gun and reflective triangles especially if you will be traveling in a remote area. Never rely on your cell phone – you may get stranded in an area that has no service.

Clothing

Pack an extra change of clothing plus a blanket for everyone. Even summer nights could get cool in some parts of the country. The extra clothing comes in handy if you get stranded on your way home and everything else is dirty or if you get stranded on the way to your destination – you won’t have to look for a washing machine.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or at least checked before you leave on a road trip so you better eliminate the chance of being stranded.

Top Features In The All-New 2015 Chevy Tahoe LS

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If you are in the market for an SUV that does just about everything, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LS. You’ll find that this model has tons of features to keep you comfortable, entertained and safe.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include a 10-way power driver’s sat with a six-way power cushion, two-way power lumbar control and power recline. The front passenger’s seat features power fore and aft, power recline and power lumbar. Both seats feature premium cloth and both features frontal and side impact for airbags.

Additional features include OnStar with 4G LTE with built-in WiFi, 60/40 split rear and third row seats, a floor console with storage, cup holders, a tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio, five auxiliary power outlets, a 110-volt power outlet, cruise and driver information center controls, a multi-color driver instrument information screen, power programmable door locks with lockout protection, remote keyless entry and vehicle start and tri-zone air conditioning.

Safety and Security Features

The Tahoe features assist handles for all seats, interior lighting with delayed entry feature, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, VAC power, StabiliTrak, brake assist, traction control, several airbags, an automatic occupant-sensing system for the airbags, a child presence detector, OnStar Directions and Connections for six months, rear park assist, a rear vision camera, the LATCH system for child seats and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Engine and Transmission

The Tahoe LS features a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine with active fuel management, variable valve timing and direct injection. The engine makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. The EcoTec3 engine is backed by a six-speed electronically controlled transmission with overdrive and a tow/haul mode. The engine also features an external engine oil cooler as does the transmission.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LS and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. Be sure to ask your salesperson about optional upgrades and whether we are running any specials on this model.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.