Get Your Data For Less with Chevy!

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When you test drive a Chevy with OnStar 4G LTE at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll find that you get data for less with Chevy. The auto maker is reducing its plan pricing by up to 50 percent. Chevrolet is the first auto manufacturer to offer 4G LTE in all of its cars; and it sold 2.1 million cars with the technology since July 2014.

In just two years, customers have used over 3 million gigabytes of data through the 4G LTE system in Chevrolet models – that’s about the same as over 100 million hours of music. And, data continues to be used. In the third quarter of 2014, consumers used less than 100,000 gigabytes of data and usage has continuously increased. The second quarter of 2016 say over 700,00 gigabytes of data.

Whether you use your Silverado or other Chevy for an office, commute or take long business trips – or even just fun road trips, wireless connectivity can be beneficial. And, as more people use the in-car connectivity, the cheaper Chevrolet can make it to access.

According to Chevrolet, over 60 percent of those who own Suburban models use OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot; and those who drive Traverse and Tahoe models are not far behind. Consumers can connect up to seven devices to the hotspot. Since the Silverado is a family vehicle, that model has the highest amount of data usage: over 1 million gigabytes of data to date.

If your Chevy vehicle has OnStar Basic, 4G LTE comes standard with it. The new data plan prices are $10 for 1 gigabyte per month instead of $20; $20 for 4 gigabytes per month, $40 for 10 gigabytes per month and $150 10 gigabytes per month if you pay for all 12 months at the same time.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your favorite model and to learn more about its safety, security, entertainment and convenience features. Be sure to ask your salesperson about the different trim levels and their features; and about any finance or lease specials we might be running on your favorite model.

Top Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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Summer is winding down and school is on the way, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t ready to stop the fun just yet. The metropolitan area is bustling with nonstop festivals, concerts, museum exhibits and so much more. The following four events are ones you don’t want to miss in the DFW area this August.

August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is offering dollar days throughout the month of August. For the entire month, visitors can enjoy all the Dallas Arboretum has to offer for only $1 general admission and $5 for parking. For only an extra $1, visitors can also gain access to the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden. If you’re caught up in the Pokemon Go craze, the arboretum has more than 30 pokestops and 3 gyms over the park’s 66-acres.

QuakeCon

Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to attend and open to the public, QuakeCon 2016 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party. Hosted at the Hilton Anatole Hotel from August 4-6.

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Holocaust Museum

Holocaust survivor, Jack Repp will share his story of survival. If you have never heard a survivor tell their story–your chance is now. The Holocaust survivors, refugees, and hidden children who regularly speak to school children during the school year have had a few weeks of rest and are eager to continue to share stories of survival. The event is free Wednesday, August 10, at 12:30pm.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme

High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, and a bungee aerial skydiving display provide thrilling entertainment for circus goers. America’s favorite circus will be in town at the American Airlines Center from August 3-14. Daily performances, general admission tickets are $15.

Celebrate August at Classic Chevrolet

Classic Chevrolet is the No. 1 place in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to find the latest and greatest Chevy vehicles for unbeatable prices. Stop in and see why Chevy has been the most awarded car company for two years in a row.

Should I Buy or Lease?

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Once you decide to get a new vehicle at Classic Chevrolet, you have to determine whether you want to lease or outright purchase a vehicle. Things you need to take into consideration include your lifestyle and financial picture. If you want a new car every couple of years or you want something that costs more than you could afford, you might consider leasing. Purchasing also has its benefits – if you’re the type who likes to save money and drive a car until it’s dead, then leasing might not be for you.

Advantages of Leasing a Vehicle

Advantages include having lower monthly payments, having to put down less money for a down payment, you can “afford” a “better” car, your repair costs are lower since you are leasing a new car under warranty, you get to trade it in for something new every two or three years, you don’t have any trade in squabbles at the end of the lease and you pay sales tax only on the part of the vehicle you finance.

Advantages of Buying a Vehicle

When you buy a vehicle, you can modify it as you please and not have to worry about putting it back the way it was or getting charged for your modifications, buying is more economical if you’re the type who keeps a vehicle longer than a typical lease term, you don’t get penalized for driving more miles than is allowed on a leased vehicle, and you can sell the car whenever you want – you don’t have to wait for a three-year lease to end.

Disadvantages

As you can see, there are advantages whether you buy or lease a vehicle. Along with those advantages come the disadvantages. If you lease, you don’t own the vehicle at the end of the lease, your yearly mileage is limited, the contracts to lease can sometimes be confusing, leasing is more expensive in the long run unless you sell or trade in your purchased vehicle every four to five years, you get charged for wear and tear on the vehicle and if your driving needs change, it will cost you to break the lease.

Just as leasing has its disadvantages, so does buying, including requiring a higher down payment, higher monthly payments, paying for maintenance costs and having more of your cash tied up in the initial purchase of the vehicle.

Again, to buy or to lease depends on what you want and how often you want to get a new vehicle. Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive your next new vehicle and then determine whether it’s more beneficial to you to lease or buy.

Summer Fun Checklist

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Summer is the time for fun and that usually means packing up your Chevy and driving somewhere – even if it’s just to the next neighborhood or the other side of town. Most activities take some planning, especially if you have children. Part of the planning should include making sure your vehicle is safe – bring it to Classic Chevrolet for a checkup if you haven’t been for maintenance recently.

Once you have your vehicle serviced or you drive off the lot in your new vehicle, you’ll need a list of summer fun things to do.

  • Go tent camping
  • Hook up the RV for a long road trip
  • Go hiking
  • Go fishing
  • Go tubing
  • Take a bicycle ride
  • Blow bubbles
  • Have a party just to have a party
  • Watch fireworks
  • Visit the zoo
  • Go swimming
  • Go to a concert in the park
  • Go on a city history tour
  • Finger paint
  • Take a boat out on a lake
  • Take a canoe down a river for some white water excitement
  • See a drive-in movie
  • Go to the fair
  • Ride a ferris wheel
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Run through sprinklers
  • Read a book
  • Have a treasure hunt with your neighbors, then eat all the hotdogs and burgers you can eat at a neighborhood cookout
  • Play Frisbee
  • Play volleyball
  • Go to the beach

Make sure you plan for the activity. Making lists helps so that you don’t forget anything for the bigger activities, such as fishing, camping and a day at the beach. Whether you have a truck, an SUV or a sedan, you can fit just about everything you need in there – well, except for the sedan – if you go tent camping, it might get pretty crowded in the trunk, depending on the size of your tent.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to have your current vehicle serviced or to test drive a new model pickup, SUV, coupe or sedan.

Games for Road Trips

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We all get a little restless and perhaps bored on the road. Especially during a long road trip. Even if the place you are heading to is exciting, it can get dull on the drive to your destination. Classic Chevrolet suggests the following game ideas for the road. Here is a list of road excursion games that don’t involve any purchasing of tools such as paper or other accessories.

I Spy is by far the most classic road trip game. It starts out with one individual looking around and selecting an object that the others in the party have to guess. The only clue given to the other players is “I spy with my little eye something that is..” and that’s when you could insert a color, shape or anything else. The player who answers the object correctly gets to be the next one to spy.

Can you name that tune? The winner of this game is the one who guesses correctly the name of a tune, theme or song. You can hum, whistle or even sing. This could be a fun karaoke guessing game as well. Start by choosing a theme for this game like movie themes or show tunes. If you don’t feel like singing, try pressing the seek button on the radio and guess the song that’s playing on the radio. Whatever version you’re doing, you are bound to have lots of fun.

Let’s Make the Alphabet is a game that can be played as a team or even solo. By utilizing billboards, road signs, licenses plates and basically anything that can be read from outside the window. You start by looking for each letter of the alphabet beginning with the letter A. You might spot a license plate from New Hampshire. There is your first A in Hampshire. The game goes on from there until reaching the end.

Where’s that car going? This is a fun game to play with children and allows them to use their imaginations. While driving, choose an interesting car or RV and make up a story about their destination. If you spot an RV, it could be a family on a cross country camping trip or on their way to a family reunion.

These are just a few ideas to get you going. We would love to hear what else you can come up with. Enjoy your travels in your Classic Chevy.

Keeping Your Interior from Sun Damage this Summer

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Summer is here and that means it’s time for summer fun in the sun. Summer is a pleasant season for most, but it can mean a very unpleasant experience for your Classic Chevrolet. The heat, along with intense ultraviolet light, can be hard on everything, especially our vehicles. Everyone knows how important and vital sunscreen is since it protects our skin from harmful sun rays. But many fail to realize the sun can do just as much damage to our vehicle’s interior.

High temperatures get trapped inside our cars. On a hot day, your steering wheel can reach a scalding temperature of 159 degrees. Your seats can get as high as 160 degrees and the dashboard becomes a grueling 181 degrees. All of this can happen in a little as a few hours or even less. Did you know that the value of your car can decline as much as $1,000 to $2,000 just from interior sun damage? Let’s not waste another second. It’s time to start protecting your car’s interior and your investment.

Park in the Shade

Whenever you can, park in the shade. By far, this is one of the easiest forms of protection. You’re avoiding direct sunlight, which keeps your dashboard from drying and cracking. If you can’t park in the shade, use a windshield sun protector. This not only helps to keep your car cooler, it also prevents sun damage.

Protect Your Upholstery

There are many options for both vinyl and leather treatments that will protect the interiors surface along with blocking UV rays. Leather seats are more susceptible to drying out and cracking due to high temperatures. Make sure to apply a leather conditioner often. Another option is installing seat covers. Not only do they protect fabric and leather seats, but they will also keep them cooler. If you are able, another thing that will help is to have a tint installed on your Classic Chevy’s windows.

Crack Your Windows

Cracking your windows helps keep the inside temperatures lower and your car from turning into a giant oven. Excessively hot temperatures over time will cause interior surfaces to fade along with deteriorating. Leaving your windows cracked even an inch will create enough space to help vent the hot air out. Remember to keep these tips and advice in mind this summer.

Hidden Gems of the Texas Hill Country

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Many summer road trippers don’t know just how impressive the Texas Hill Country can be. This 25-county region of South and Central Texas is home to some of the state’s most unique outdoor scenery, ranging from rugged mountains to jagged cliffs and refreshing swimming holes. The following five hidden gems of the Texas Hill Country will inspire you to hop in your Chevy and explore the Lone Star State more often.

Garner State Park

It doesn’t get much better than camping at picture-perfect Garner State Park. This unique, protected stretch of land in Uvalde County offers family-friendly fun on the Frio river, photogenic scenery in all seasons and plenty of places to set up camp.

Jacob’s Well

Texas is home to a number of springs that offer refreshing swimming holes on unbearably hot summer days. Jacob’s Well is one of the favorites in the Texas Hill Country, because it can be enjoyed by waders, swimmers and even divers. Experienced divers love to venture into the chambers to admire the bioluminescent algae and limestone structures while swimmers enjoy the cool waters and natural surroundings.

Luckenbach

Luckenbach, Texas, was made famous by Waylon Jennings, but the small town is well worth a visit when traveling through the Texas Hill Country. The small town is famous for its post office and dancehall, which often hosts favorite Texas country singers.

Krause Springs

Central Texas isn’t just farmland. In fact, it’s home to some of the most picture-perfect scenery in the state, including Krause Springs. This unique system of stunning swimming holes is located roughly 45 minutes west of Austin in the town of Spicewood and is home to some of the best camping in the state. Best of all, you can escape the heat of your tent to dive into the cool waters of the springs whenever you please.

Enchanted Rocks

In addition to oasis-like springs, the Texas Hill Country is home to impressive rock formations, including Enchanted Rocks. This pink rock dome rises above its low surroundings to create a site that has been a favorite of travelers for thousands of years. It’s an ideal place to pull over for a hike or to take a rock climbing lesson and break up a long Texas drive.

Texas is a state overflowing with natural wonders, and it’s best explored in the comfort and convenience of your own Chevy vehicle. Start your adventure right here at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, where you can get the latest and greatest Chevy vehicles for unbelievably low summer prices.

Get Ready for the 2017 Silverado HD!

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While the 2017 Silverado HD isn’t available at Classic Chevrolet yet, it will be soon; and you can expect some exciting changes including a new ram air hood. When you want a truck with a steel bed that will get that work done for you without denting, cracking or getting big holes in it, and a truck that can haul all you need to haul, the 2017 Silverado HD is the answer.

The New Hood and Intake

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD is expected to come with the optional 6.7-liter Duramax turbocharged diesel engine that will take advantage of a new hood and intake system to increase horsepower and torque. Currently this engine makes 397 horse power and 765 pound-feet of torque. According to KBB.com, the horsepower could increase to 425 and the torque could hit 800 pound-feet. If that is the case, then the already strong HD truck’s towing and hauling capacity will increase.

The new hood and intake system dumps cooler air into the engine; and Chevrolet has patented it because it has a way to remove moisture from the air. Cool dry air is always something engines could use more of to increase combustion. And, the more combustion you have, the more horsepower you’ll get.

How it Works

Once the hood scoop scoops up the air, it goes through an expansion chamber and then past a 180-degree turn into the intake manifold. The turn causes the velocity to change, thus “flinging” water molecules from the air with the centrifugal force of the turn. The water is then collected and drained via a valve. The drier air removes the downside of introducing ambient air into the intake manifold.

The new intake system allows air to enter the engine in two ways – through the hood and through another intake in one of the fenders. That way, if the hood intake is blocked, air can get in through the other intake in the fender. In addition to increasing the horsepower and torque production, the engine will run cooler.

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Improve Your Hot Dog Grilling Game!

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Summer is prime time for grilling and hot dogs are a time-honored classic. So classic, in fact, that you may not think that there’s any room for improvement. You’ve got your method down after all and why mess with a good thing? Simple: there’s always room for improvement.

For the sake of a better hot dog, you ought to consider trying these tips and tricks if you want to take your hot dog grilling game to the next level.

Selecting the Right Dog

All dogs are not created equal. There are good dogs and bad dogs and better dogs taste better, no matter how you cook them. When you’re at the supermarket, look for all-beef dogs: beef dogs stand up better to classic seasonings, such as garlic, onion, and mustard without being overpowered. Turkey, chicken, pork, and blends tend to not hold up as well.

There’s also the choice between skinless franks or those in natural casings. You might not be aware, but most hot dogs you find on the shelf are skinless. If you can find hot dogs that are still in their casing, however, you’re in for a nice surprise. When grilled, the casing gives the hot dog a bit of a shell, adding a satisfying texture and trapping in the juices.

Make Sure to Slash Your Hot Dogs Before Grilling

For plumper, juicier, and tastier dogs, make sure to cut slits down the length of each dog. Nothing too deep and spaced evenly do nicely. This allows the dog to expand during cooking instead of bursting, which tends to lose more juices than a pre-made cut. If you managed to find cased dogs, don’t bother slitting them like this, as the casing tends to hold up fairly well and prevent bursts.

Be Creative When Dressing Your Dogs

Sure there’s the classic hot dog with mustard and relish, but just like burgers, hot dogs allow a lot of creative license and unique interpretations. Treat that bun and dog as a blank canvas. Let different cuisines inspire you. You know what works with Tex-Mex, for example. Why not use that to create a masterpiece? Maybe some cilantro, a little bit of salsa, a slice of avocado? Or maybe your tastes run more along the lines of a steak house – grill some onions alongside your dogs and douse it with your favorite steak sauce.

Visit Classic Chevrolet this Summer

Summer isn’t summer without some memorable trips and activities. What better way to get around this summer than in a new Chevy car or truck? Classic Chevy is DFW’s best dealership for any Ford you have your eye on. Drop by and check out our inventory today.

 

Welcome Luke Bryan to Team Chevy!

During the 2016 Country Music Association Festival in Nashville, Chevrolet announced that Luke Bryan will team up with the auto manufacturer as a brand ambassador on several projects over the next three years. If you love Luke Bryan and Chevy, be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new model.1465482702682

Part of the Family

Just like with many of our customers, Chevy has always been a part of Luke Bryan’s family. The family used Chevy vehicles on the farm and in work life. Bryan said, “If you were a Bryan, you drove a Chevy.”

The Farm Tour

In addition, Chevrolet will be one of the sponsors of Bryan’s Farm Tour. This is the eighth year for the Farm Tour, which is a multi-city tour where Bryan stops in rural areas and performs on farmland. Some of the ticket proceeds from the Farm Tour goes to local college scholarships through the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to farming family students in the communities where the tour stops.

Country and Chevy

According to Paul Edwards, the Chevrolet U.S. vice president of marketing, the partnership between Bryan and Chevrolet is a natural fit – the auto manufacturer’s customers like country music and “Chevy has always held a special place within the genre.”

Luke Bryan

Bryan’s first album debuted in 2007; and since them, he has had 15 singles reach the No. 1 spot. He sold almost eight million albums that featured 30 million digital tracks over five studio albums. Bryan was chosen as Entertainer of the Year twice by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. Bryan’s latest album, “Kill the Lights” was his third album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

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