Chevy Strong at 500,000 Miles

Chevrolets are built to last and a recent YouTube video making the rounds proves it. You can watch the moment that a Chevy Silverado hits the 500,000 mile mark.

That’s equivalent to circling the globe 20 times!

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado if you need a truck that will do it all for years to come.

Exterior

The features 18-inch painted steel wheels, all-season tires, frame-mounted recovery hooks in the front, chrome bumpers, rear bumper corner step, halogen projector headlights, solar absorbing glass, bed rail and tailgate protection caps and a locking tailgate.

Interior

The interior features a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a center fold-down armrest with storage, a folding bench rear seat, tilt steering column, driver information center with a 3.5-inch diagonal display, express up and down driver window, express down windows, power door locks, air conditioning, cruise control with control mounted on the steering wheel and assist handles on the driver and passenger A-pillars.

Mechanical

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado features a Vortec 6.0-liter engine with variable valve timing that can run on flex fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with powertrain grade braking, cruise grade braking, a tow/haul mode and electronic controls. This combination makes 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Additional features include a 4.10 ratio rear axle, a high-capacity air cleaner, heavy duty locking rear, trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness for trailering, a suspension package, an external engine oil cooler, auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, a heavy-duty battery with 720 cold cranking amps, four-wheel ABS disc brakes and an aluminized stainless steel muffler and tailpipe.

Safety Features

Safety features include StabiliTrak with traction control and proactive roll avoidance, electronic trailer sway control, hill start assist, daytime running lights, an airbag deactivation switch for the front passenger, OnStar, and driver and front passenger airbags.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and to learn more about this model’s capabilities and its convenience, entertainment, safety and security features.

Summer Road Trip Play List

If you are planning a road trip, that means getting packed up, making reservations, figuring out what games you’ll use to keep the kids entertained and making a play list. Of course, you can’t forget the most important part of preparation for your trip: getting your vehicle serviced or checked, or picking up a new Chevy. Be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet for service, maintenance or just to have your vehicle checked before you head out on the road trip.

If you are a country fan, there are just some songs that are a must on a road trip play list. These include:

  • What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life, Ronnie Milsap
  • Linda on My Mind, Conway Twitty
  • Kaw-Liga, Hank Williams, Sr.
  • Behind Closed Doors, Charlie Rich
  • There’s No Gettin’ Over Me, Ronnie Milsap
  • Friends in Low Place, Garth Brooks,
  • Sleeping Single in a Double Bed, Barbara Mandrell
  • Harper Valley P.T.A., Jeannie C. Riley
  • Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
  • You’ve Never Been This Far Before, Conway Twitty
  • Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
  • Rocky Top, The Osborne Brothers,
  • Okie from Muskogee, Merle Haggard
  • Delta Dawn, Tanya Tucker
  • Tight Fittin Jeans, Conway Twitty
  • The Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton
  • Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash
  • Watermelon Wine, Tom T. Hall
  • I Walk the Line, Johnny Cash
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones
  • Crazy, Patsy Cline
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Hank Williams, Sr.

There are tons more great classics that you can add to your play list, but this is a good start.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or checked before you head out on your road trip. And, if you are in the market for a new vehicle sometime this summer, pick it up sooner rather than later so you can take it on your road trip.

The 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel

If you are looking for an economical and affordable sedan, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel model. With a rear lip spoiler, tinted windows and sleek lines, this vehicle looks sporty and will catch others’ eyes. Enjoy a classy interior including leather seating and a split rear seat.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include air conditioning, interior air filtration, a full center console with covered storage, cruise control, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote power door locks, four one-touch power windows, a compass, an in-radio display clock, external temperature display, a trip computer, power mirrors, a multifunction remote including remote engine start, power mirrors, Bluetooth, OnStar Directions & Connections and a front video monitor.

Additional features include a heated power driver’s seat, a heated passenger seat, leather seats and rear bench seats.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include intermittent wipers, speed proportional power steering, a rear window defroster, four-wheel ABS brakes, daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlights, curtain first and second row head airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags, a passenger airbag, ABS and driveline traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system and stability control with anti-roll.

Engine, Transmission and Technical

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze features a 2.0-liter engine with an intercooled turbo backed by an automatic transmission. The engine makes 151 horsepower.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

To learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze and its convenience, entertainment, safety and security features, stop by Classic Chevrolet to take a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all of this sedan’s features and whether we are running any lease or financing specials on the Chevrolet Cruze.

The Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Summers in Texas are hot. If you’re looking for relief from the relentless Texas heat, hop in your Classic Chevrolet and hit the road for one of Texas’s best swimming holes for a day of fun and relaxation.

Hamilton Pool Preserve

This is probably one of the coolest looking cool spots in Texas. The preserve was formed when the limestone dome over an underground pool collapsed thousands of years ago. There’s a tumbling waterfall that cascades over the limestone cliff into the pool below and a cavernous shaded area formed by the remains of the limestone dome.

Burger’s Lake

If you’re in the DFW area, like Classic Chevy, this is probably already one of your favorites spots to cool off. Burger’s Lake in Fort Worth offers family fun. The spring-fed pool offers sandy beaches, diving boards, water slides, and fountains. There are also concessions and picnic areas with plenty of shade from the abundant trees in the area.

Jacob’s Well

While it’s not very large, Jacob’s Well is certainly unique. Jacob’s Well is a 200-foot deep well, which looks like a deep blue spot compared to the shallow waters surrounding it. It’s popular for diving for obvious reasons. Experienced divers can dive down into the well and explore its depths. There’s also a rocky overhang that you can dive off of, though it’s a bit risky. If you’re not interested in diving, it’s still a great place to wade and cool off.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy this summer to test drive a new or used Chevrolet and find one that’s perfect for both day-to-day life and road trips. If you’re not on the market for a new car, but are planning a road trip, stop by and see the service department at Classic Chevrolet to make sure that your vehicle is in good shape for travel.

Ways to Organize Your Garage

Lots of times, people have garages – but can’t fit the car inside. Since a garage is supposed to protect your investment from Classic Chevrolet, you should find ways to organize the garage so your Chevy vehicle will fit inside. Once you have everything organized and on shelves, you should be able to fit all of your stuff and your Chevy inside.

Shelving

Line one of the side walls with shelves. If you have a two-car garage and just one car, you can line both sides. Make the shelves floor to ceiling – you can build them yourself or get some of the metal shelving units from a home improvement store. If you make your own shelves, you can put the shelves at different heights to better manage wasted space.

Use tubs with covers to store smaller items of all one kind. Purchase the size you need – don’t buy all big tubs, as that is just more wasted space. Most tubs stack on top of each other, too, so you can organize your things easier. You may want to use one tub for home extension cords and another for shop/heavy duty extension cords. You can also separate your holiday decorations in separate tubs to make them easier to find.

Tools

Built a tool bench or get a tool box for the front of your garage. Tool boxes are usually narrow in depth so you should still have plenty of room for your Chevy. On the same wall, hang pegboard so that you can hang tools and garden implements to keep them out of the way.

Rafters

If your garage has rafters or has a crawl space, use that for longer items such as extra PVC, poles and other things you don’t need immediate access to. You can also screw hooks into the ceiling – be sure you hit a rafter if they are not visible – to hang things like hoses and other hard-to-manage things that you don’t use on a daily basis.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or to pick up that new Chevy you’ve been eying – especially once you go through the work to organize your garage. What better way to use that roomy garage space than with a new Chevy?

7 Reasons to Own a Chevy

Invest in a brand-new Chevy, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a long-lasting, stylish and luxurious vehicle for 2017 and beyond. These 10 reasons to buy a Chevy will convince you to head to Classic Chevrolet and make a wise investment today.

1. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Chevy vehicles the highest in initial quality in the categories of midsize sporty car, large car, large heavy duty pickup, large light duty pickup, and large CUV.

2. The Chevy Camaro, Impala, Silverado HD, Avalanche, and Tahoe received the lowest number of issues per 100 vehicles among the previously listed categories. That means you can purchase your new vehicle with confidence.

3. Chevy vehicles are backed by some of the best warranties in the business, including bumper-to-bumper coverage for three years or 36,000 miles, powertrain coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles, and sheet metal coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Chevy’s 2017 Warranty Coverage extends far beyond buyers’ expectations.

4. You can get an even more amazing deal on Chevy’s 2016 models, which are on sale for unbelievably low prices this spring at Classic Chevrolet. Many qualified buyers will receive a 0-percent APR for 60 months on most remaining 2016 Chevy vehicles.

5. Classic Chevrolet is home to more than 2,500 Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, which means you’ll find the exact vehicle you’re seeking without having to make any sacrifices.

6. Chevy drivers enjoy more fuel efficiency than other drivers on the road. The Avalanche features a best-in-class fuel economy, the Cobalt offers best-in-class highway miles-per-gallon, and the Colorado’s 5-cylinder engine provides more horsepower and better fuel economy than the Toyota Tacoma. Chevy lovers don’t find it surprising that most Chevy vehicles achieve better fuel economies than comparable vehicles in their classes.

7. You can finally get behind the wheel of the car, truck, or SUV of your dreams. Brand-new Chevy vehicles are now offered at better prices than ever. You can get into a 2017 Chevy Cruze, and numerous other luxurious, stylish and powerful Chevy vehicles, for less than $200 per month.

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Stop by Classic Chevy today to check out any new or used Chevy vehicle and take one for a test drive.

The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT

When you want a sports car, be sure to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT at Classic Chevrolet. This model has the speed and sound to go with the looks. Add a top notch entertainment system, great security and safety features and a comfortable quality interior, and you have a super sweet car to show off.

Entertainment Features

The 2017 Stingray features Chevrolet MyLink with an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen, Bluetooth streaming, an AM/FM stereo, voice activation, Apple CarPlay, 10 Bose speakers with bass box, SiriusXM radio, OnStar with 4G LTE, built-in WiFi and a hidden antenna.

Exterior Features

The Stingray features 18-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels, heated power adjustable mirrors, intermittent wipers and Solar Ray light-tinted glass.

Interior Features

The 2017 Corvette features eight-way power seats with lumbar, heated and ventilated front seats, a console with an auxiliary power outlet, USB ports, storage and two covered cup holders, power tilt and telescopic steering column with a three-spoke leather-wrapped flat bottom steering wheel, driver information center, head-up display, power programmable door locks with lockout protection, an oil life monitoring system, electronic cruise control, memory package with two driver presets, and a universal home remote.

Additional features include push button start, engine immobilizer, an audible visual alarm, body security content, unauthorized entry, dual zone air conditioning, automatic climate control, rear window defroster, air filtration system, illuminated vanity mirrors and locking glove box.

Mechanical Features

The Stingray features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine backed by a seven-speed manual transmission with active rev matching. This combination makes 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm and 455 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Additional mechanical features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes with dark gray metallic-painted calipers, an aluminum frame structure and aluminized stainless steel exhaust with 3-inch tips.

Safety Features

The Stingray’s safety features include traction control, active handling stability control, a rear vision camera, front curb view cameras, OnStar Basic, OnStar Guidance, and several airbags including front and side impact airbags and a passenger sensing system.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and to learn more about this model’s features.

Unusual Places to Visit in Texas this Summer

Texas is a more varied state than is usually credited. If you’re looking for some truly unusual and surreal places to visit within Texas this summer in your Classic Chevy, try visiting one of these unique spots on your road trip.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Known as the “Grand Canyon of Texas,” Palo Duro Canyon, located near Amarillo, is a sight to behold. While everything in Texas is usually bigger, this is one case that proves that wrong. It’s actually the second largest canyon in the United States behind, unsurprisingly, Arizona’s Grand Canyon. At “only” 120 miles long and 20 miles wide, it’s nowhere close to the Grand Canyon’s 277 miles length and 18 miles width. Don’t let that discourage you from a visit, however. Palo Duro Canyon is one of Texas’s (and the country’s) most beautiful landscapes.

Hamilton Pool Reserve

A remarkable natural pool about 23 miles west of Austin, it was formed thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed. There’s no sight quite like it: there’s an overhanging crescent of rock that provides natural shade to the pool as a waterfall cascades into the pool. The rock formation creates a natural acoustic chamber, which amplifies the roar of the falls and drives out other sounds. The result is a shaded, cool area to sit and relax.

Caverns of Sonora

Millions of years ago, perhaps as long ago as five million, the stunning natural calcite crystal formations of the Caverns of Sonora began to form 155 feet below the surface of Texas. The caverns glow a pearlescent white under the glow of lights, transforming the caverns into one of the planet’s most indescribably beautiful caves.

Enchanted Rock

Near Fredericksburg (which is worth a visit on its own merits), Enchanted Rock is a monolithic pink granite rock that covers 640-acres of land and rises 1,825 feet above sea level. You can actually hike to the top for an unparalleled view of the surrounding countryside.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet this summer before you hit the road to any destination, however unusual. We’ll make sure that your car or truck is in good traveling state or help you pick out a new or used vehicle if it’s time to update your ride.

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is the Next Big Thing

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Chevy is shaking things up for 2017, and the introduction of the all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is guaranteed to change the auto industry forever. The following are five reasons why you should be excited about the release of this groundbreaking vehicle.

1. It’s All Electric

Chevrolet obsessed over creating the 2017 Bolt EV, and it shows. This all-electric vehicle can travel an estimated 200 miles per charge, so you don’t have to worry about recharging while you’re at work or out running errands.

2. You Can Charge At Home

Skeptics have been steering clear of electric vehicles for years, but that’s because charging hasn’t been made as simple as it is with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. A 240-volt charging unit can be purchased and professionally installed at your home, so charging your vehicle is as simple as charging your smartphone. The available unit will charge your Bolt EV faster than the competition and makes customizing your charge settings easy. Best of all, you can still use public charging stations while you’re away.

A full charge on the available 240-volt unit requires just 9 hours, and you can reach up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge.

3. You Can Stay Connected Everywhere You Go

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV offers technology in every nook and cranny. The standard 10.2-inch center display screen provides important information, including your battery levels, estimated range, climate controls, charge settings, music, calls and text messages. The interactive screen looks and operates like a tablet, so you can easily access all of your phone and battery’s information.

4. Safety Comes First

Technology isn’t worth anything if you and your fellow travelers aren’t safe inside your vehicle. The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV provides peace of mind with 10 air bags, a high-strength steel frame, available forward, side and rear alerts, OnStar advisors and automatic crash response. Chevy’s available Surround Vision camera system utilize four optimally-placed cameras to help you see what’s happening on all sides of your vehicle at all times. Whether you’re taking the kids to school, dropping your pet at the groomer, or driving solo to work, you can rest assured that your Chevy is constantly working to keep you and your cargo safe.

5. Your Vehicle Will Turn Heads

Unlike other electric vehicles, the Chevy Bolt EV doesn’t turn heads because it looks funny. This all-electric hatch back vehicle features expressive proportions, stylish curves and an enclosed, flat underbelly  that will turn heads — in a good way.

Find it at Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and learn more about its features and conveniences.

Top Events Around DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

School’s out and if you’re looking for some fun-filled summer activities for your family to enjoy, there’s plenty going on across DFW to fuel an entire summer’s worth of adventure.

National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition at the Dallas Zoo – Ongoing

The Dallas Zoo is hosting a photo exhibition from photographer Joel Sartore, whose work is featured in National Geographic and contributes to their Photo Ark Project. The project aims to document every species currently housed in zoos and educate the public on such wildlife to promote understanding and conservation efforts.

Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde – Ongoing

Continuing through July 16, the Dallas Museum of Art will be the exclusive U.S. exhibitor to a collection of modern Mexican art, featuring work by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and other artists of the first half of the 20th century. Comprised of over 200 works of art, the collection premiered in Paris last October. The exhibition helps broaden our understanding of what modern Mexican art means, and diversify the artistic narratives attributed to the country.

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Perot Museum – Ongoing

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, is presented by Highland Capital Management and will run through Sept. 4, 2017.

Visit Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet this month to test drive a new 2017 Chevy model before you head out to any festivals or events in the DFW area. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love your test drive so much that you’ll head out in the comfort of a new Chevy.