Best Holiday Gifts for your Chevy Lover

If you are having a hard time thinking of something for your Chevy lover, then stop by Classic Chevrolet’s parts department to get some great gifts he or she will use every day. Choose from Chevrolet accessories that dress up a vehicle or add conveniences.

Audio Upgrade

http://www.nationalgmparts.com/sfimages/1/partImages/5402/th_SFPLImage188343.jpgChoose a Kicker audio upgrade that includes a 200-watt subwoofer and a 200-watt DSP amplifier for a live concert experience right in your Chevy. The big-bass subwoofers fit into small spaces, plus have a low power draw and lots of efficiency. Be sure to check which systems the upgrades are compatible with – some are not compatible with Bose, Boston Acoustics, Harman Kardon, Pioneer or any of the other GM upgraded premium sound systems.

Driver Information Center

The driver information center is perfect for the Chevy owner who loves gadgets. With this accessory, you have access to personalization options and vehicle information at the touch of a button. Vehicle information includes average fuel economy, fuel used, fuel range, tire pressure, oil life and more.

Heated Seat Kit

Add heated seats to your Chevy with a heated seat kit. The kit is available for cloth or leather seats. The switches match the interior of your vehicle.

Remote Start

Instead of running outside in the cold to start the truck, let your Chevy lover start it from the comfort of the house. Add this remote start that integrates with the vehicle’s anti-theft and remote keyless entry systems.

Safety Kit

http://www.nationalgmparts.com/sfimages/1/partImages/5402/th_SFPLImage168841.jpgFor the Chevy lover who takes his or her truck everywhere – hunting, fishing, to work – any place that he or she could be stranded or stuck in a snowbank, combine the fire extinguisher and bracket, first aid kit and the roadside assistance package with an extra blanket, an emergency food package and more for a winter emergency kit.

The roadside assistance kit includes a flashlight, bungee cords, gloves, a fuse kit, rag, tape, pliers, multi-bit screwdriver, rain poncho and a tire pressure gauge in a roll-up storage bag.

Visit Classic Chevy

Visit the parts department at Classic Chevy to find the perfect accessories. And, if you haven’t had service recently, make a service appointment. If you are in the market for a new Chevy, stop by the sales department to test drive a new Chevy.

Fall in Love With Your Chevy

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If you want to fall in love with your Chevy again, stop by Classic Chevrolet to have it detailed inside and out, and then pack it up for a road trip. Pick from several one-tank trips so that you can make a day or a weekend of the trip.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Airplane lovers won’t be able to resist this trip. Visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison to see a collection of 58 restored plane from the early- to mid-1900s. While you’re there, take a ride on a World War II-era trainer. For more information including admission, call (972) 380-8800 or visit cavanaughflightmuseum.com.

North Texas Horse Country Tours

Visit Denton’s North Texas Horse Country Tours to take a four-hour guided tour of the breeding and training facilities in North Texas. The tour starts in Denton’s downtown square on the first Saturday of every month. For more information call (940) 382-7835 or visit discoverdenton.com.

Lake Tawakoni State Park

Head over to Wills Point to spend a day at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, bird watching, camping and mountain biking on 376 acres. Call (903) 560-7123 or visit tpwd.state.tx.us for more information.

Collin Street Bakery

If you have a craving for some best cookies, cakes, pies and fresh lunches, drive your Chevy to Corsicana to visit the Collin Street Bakery. The new location is on I-45. For more information call (800) 504-1896 or visit collinstreet.com.

Outlets at Hillsboro

If you’re one of the people who like to get your Christmas shopping done early, then take a drive to Hillsboro to shop in over 35 discount stores at the Outlets at Hillsboro. For more information visit outletsathillsboro.com.

Lake Whitney State Park

Drive over to Whitney to visit Lake Whitney State Park. You’ll have almost 1,000 acres to explore, fish, swim, camp, boat, dive, bird and picnic on – and it even has an airstrip. For more information call (254) 694-3793 or visit tpwd.state.tx.us.

Southwest Dairy Museum and Education Center

Learn how to separate cream from milk and how to make cheese, butter, ice cream and whipped cream when you visit Sulphur Springs’ Southwest Dairy Museum and Education Center. For more information call (903)439-6455 or visit southwestdairyfarmers.com.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle detailed, serviced or to test drive a new car, truck or SUV. Grab some of the available year-end specials while you can!

Black Friday All Month Long at Classic Chevrolet!

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Don’t wait until Black Friday to stop by Classic Chevrolet to pick up a deal on a new vehicle! We are celebrating Black Friday all month long at Classic Chevrolet. Stop by and see what kind of deals you can get, including no monthly payments for 90 days. For full list of eligible vehicles visit chevyblackfridaysale.com. Restrictions may apply.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Get a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, North America’s Truck of the Year, for 0 percent APR for qualified buyers, plus $1,000 purchase bonus cash, and no monthly payments until next year.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

If you want one of the best small cars available, test drive a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Qualified buyers get 0 percent APR for qualified buyers, $1,000 purchase bonus cash and no monthly payments until next year.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Need something bigger than the Cruze but don’t want an SUV or pickup truck? Then test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, one of the smoothest-operating start/stop systems on the market, according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. You can pick up a 2015 Malibu for 0 percent APR if you qualify, plus get $1,000 purchase bonus and no monthly payments until next year.

2015 Chevrolet Traverse

If you do need that SUV, test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. This SUV was named 2014 Best Family Car of 2014 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Qualified buyers can get 0 percent APR, $1,000 purchase bonus plus no monthly payments until next year.

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2014 Equinox earned Top Safety Pick by IIHS and this year’s model is no slouch, either. You can also get 0 percent APR if you qualify, plus $1,000 purchase bonus and no monthly payments until next year.

Chevrolet Features

When you stop by to test drive one of these vehicles – or any of the other Chevrolet models listed at chevyblackfridaysale.com and available at Classic Chevy, be sure to ask your sales person for a complete list of convenience, safety, security and entertainment features for any of the vehicles you may be interested in.

Also, ask if we are running any additional deals – and if you don’t qualify for the 0 percent APR, don’t hesitate to ask about other finance specials or lease specials.

2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS

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When you head out to Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, make sure the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS is on the list of vehicles for you to look at. This model has plenty of entertainment, convenience, safety and security features; and makes a great vehicle for commuting or road tripping.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS features a 3.6-liter SIDI V-6 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes 281 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 3,400 rpm.

Interior Features

The interior features several convenience and entertainment features to make your trip more comfortable. Features include reclining front bucket seats, second and third row 60/40 split, flat-folding bench seats, Bluetooth, lumbar control, a front center console with two cup holders and covered storage, a sliding armrest with storage, tilt and telescopic steering column with urethane comfort grip wheel featuring mounted cruise and audio controls, an enhanced Driver Information Center, express down windows, and air conditioning.

Additional features include power programmable door locks with lockout protection, remote keyless entry, a rear vision camera display that is integrated into the Color Touch Radio, a rear window defogger, 8 to 10 cup holders – depending on the seating arrangement, illuminated vanity mirrors and a cargo storage tray under the rear floor.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include 17-inch wheels, roof rail moldings, a rear spoiler, halogen dual cavity headlights, automatic on/off headlights, power door mirrors, intermittent wipers for the front and rear windows, StabiliTrack stability control system, traction control and daytime running lights.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include frontal and side impact driver and front passenger airbags, head curtain side impact airbags for all rows, front passenger airbag suppression, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, OnStar Direction and Connections – for 6 months, rear child door locks, a dual-note horn and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM radio, CD player, 6.5-inch diagonal touch screen display, an auxiliary input jack, USB port, rear USB port and a standard speaker system.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse LS and to learn more about its entertainment, convenience, safety and security features.

Thanksgiving Recipes

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If you’ve already had your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevrolet, you are well on the way to being prepared for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Now, you just have to plan your meal. If you go traditional, your job is easy, but you may want to try a different take on certain dishes.

Butternut Squash

Make this dish in several different ways. Peel and boil the squash – make sure you scoop out the seeds – and then mash it with brown sugar and plenty of butter using a potato masher. Alternatively, cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Line a baking pan with foil. Add about an inch of water to the bottom of the pan. Place the squash cut side down and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it’s tender. Flip it over and add brown sugar and butter to the scooped-out cavity. Bake until the sugar and butter melt.

Cornbread

For a twist on cornbread – and to help it stick together, add a half cup of sugar to the dry ingredients. If you “cheat” and use the Jiffy Mix cornbread, add ½ cup sugar to two boxes and mix well before you add the liquid ingredients. Grease the bottom and sides of a cast iron pan with bacon fat. Pour the double recipe into the pan and bake as directed or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Potatoes

Instead of the same old boring mashed potatoes, give them a kick. Cut red potatoes into 2-inch pieces. Boil them until they are tender. Drain them, and then put them back into the pan. Add butter and milk as you normally would. Add about 1 tablespoon of garlic powder per pound of potatoes; and add salt and pepper to taste. The garlic gives the potatoes a different flavor and leaving the red skins on is not only healthy, but gives the plate a splash of color.

Corn

Instead of using boring corn from the can use fresh cob corn if possible. If not, frozen corn tastes almost as good. Drain any liquid from the corn. Melt ½ cup butter in a sauce pan. Add the corn and about ¼ cup sugar. Cook until hot, stirring constantly. Don’t let the sugar burn.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevy to have your vehicle serviced or to test drive a new vehicle if you are considering something new. Ask your salesperson about any finance or lease specials we may have running at the time.

Thanksgiving Events in DFW

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If you’re looking for something to do during the Thanksgiving holiday, start out with great places to eat on Thanksgiving Day – that is, if you prefer to let someone else do all the cooking and cleaning. Before that, head over to Classic Chevrolet to have your vehicle serviced for the winter months – or to pick up that new car or truck you’ve been eyeing for some time.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Great Wolf Lodge

On November 27, 2014, Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, Texas, 76051 will be hosting a celebration brunch from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The brunch will be served in the White Pine Ballroom. Adults are $44.99 and children ages 4 through 12 are $19.99. Children under 3 years are complimentary. For reservations and more information call (817) 488-6510.

You’ll have a choice of breads, cold foods, cold salads, soups, main dishes, seasoned roasted fall vegetables, turkey, prime rib, ham, pasta, breakfast items and pastries.

Thanksgiving Brunch at Gaylord Texan

On November 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051, will be serving Thanksgiving brunch. Enjoy carved-to-order oven-roasted turkey breast, Applewood-smoked, brown sugar glazed ham, prime rib, omelets made to order, pasta, chilled salads, sushi, smoked fish, shrimp, crab and more. There will also be a full bar and wine service for those aged 21 and over. Adults are $73, children ages 4 through 12 are $30 and children 3 years and under are free. If you want to include the ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman with the brunch experience, adults are $86, children ages 4 through 12 are $37 and children 3 and under are free. For more information call (817) 778-1000.

ICE! And Lone Star Christmas

ICE! And Lone Star Christmas will be presented at the Gaylord Texan Resort until January 3, 2015, including Thanksgiving Day. The resort is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas, 76051. Enjoy 15,000 ornaments, 1.5 million lights, Frosty the Snowman, and a 54-foot tall Christmas tree.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevy before you start planning for holiday events to winterize your vehicle or to get other needed service. And, if you’ve been eyeing a particular vehicle, now is the time to stop by for a test drive and to check out our November and December specials.

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LS with Hatchback and Auto

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If you’re considering a compact vehicle that is good on gas and has many features but are not sure what you want, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic LS. This compact vehicle features a hatchback so it’s great for utilitarian use – and it has plenty of room for the family.

Engine and Transmission

The Sonic features a 1.8-liter ECOTEC engine with variable valve timing and sequential multi-port fuel injection. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 138 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 125 pound-feet of torque at 3,800 rpm; and it gets 25 mpg* in the city and 35 mpg* on the highway. The Sonic features a battery with 438 cold cranking amps and rundown protection, plus a 100-amp alternator.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include front disc brakes, four-wheel ABS brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, hill start assist, traction control, the StabiliTrack stability control system, daytime running lights, and 10 airbags including dual-stage frontal airbags, a passenger sensing system, thorax side-impact seat-mounted airbags, head curtain airbags in the front and rear, a knee airbag for the driver, and driver and front passenger front impact airbags.

Additional features include OnStar with Directions and Connection for 6 months, automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. The Sonic also features a tire pressure monitoring system, the LATCH system for child safety seats and rear child security door locks.

Interior Features

Interior features include reclining front bucket seats, a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, an auxiliary power outlet in the front center console, a tilt and telescopic steering column with a three-spoke sport steering wheel and mounted audio and phone interface controls, oil life monitoring system, driver information center, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a cabin air filter, engine immobilizer, theft alarm, and driver and passenger vanity mirrors.

Additional features include front and rear cup holders, front bottle holders and cargo privacy shade.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include halogen headlights with automatic on/off, solar-absorbing tinted glass, variable intermittent wipers, and a rear intermittent wiper with a washer.

Stop by Classic Chevy

For more information about the 2015 Sonic, stop by Classic Chevy for a test drive. Ask your salesperson for a complete list of features, and whether we are currently running any specials on the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic LS.

Thanksgiving Tailgate Traditions

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Football and Thanksgiving are like turkey and Thanksgiving – you can’t have one without the other. At least for most people. That means you either eat early or late, depending on which game you are going to attend. This year, it’s the Bears at the Lions at 12:30, the Eagles at the Cowboys at 4:30, and the Seahawks at the 49ers at 8:30. If you are a Dallas fan, you are most likely going to be at the game, and that means you have to have a tailgate party with your Classic Chevy truck.

Football vs. Family Dinner

Since the Dallas game is at 4:30, you’ve got it made. You can eat an early Thanksgiving dinner with those who are not going to the game, and then you can head over to the field to do a Thanksgiving Day tailgate party. Or, if your whole family is going to the game, just do the entire Thanksgiving dinner at the game! Bring a turkey fryer, cook potatoes and other vegetables on the grill and you’re all set. You can make the apple, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry pies the day before.

More Football

Don’t forget to bring a football to toss around while you’re waiting for the food to cook. After you eat, you can lean those comfortable Silverado seats back and relax until it’s time to go into the game. You can even catch the early game on your tablet or the radio.

Setting Up

A couple days ahead of time, make a list – since this isn’t typical hotdogs and burgers, you don’t want to forget anything. Your list should include the turkey fryer, oil, turkey, all the fixins, plenty of plates and plasticware, a Thanksgiving tablecloth, the grill and the pies. Try to get a spot where you’ll have plenty of space to set up so you have room to cook a full meal and play catch.

Tailgating with Your RV

Even more fun would be to tow your travel trailer with your Silverado if the venue allows overnight parking for RVs. You’ll be able to tailgate for two days, and you’ll have a comfortable bed to fall into when you’re too tired for more fun.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today for a service appointment if you haven’t serviced your truck in a while; or stop by to pick out some neat accessories to dress up your truck for the big tailgating party.

2015 Chevrolet Spark 1LT with Hatch and AT

If you are considering a new vehicle that has excellent fuel mileage, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Spark 1LT with hatch and an automatic transmission. This trim level comes standard with tons of convenience, safety, entertainment and security features and will save you tons of money in the yearly cost of ownership.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Chevy Spark features a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. The engine is backed by a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This combination makes 84 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 83 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm. While this doesn’t sound like a ton, it is definitely enough for the Spark to get out of its own way.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include four-wheel ABS brakes, front disc brakes, StabiliTrack stability control system, brake assist, hill start assist, traction control, a brake/transmission shift interlock, OnStar Directions and Connections for 6 months, power door locks with emergency unlock, the LATCH system for child seats, rear window defogger and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar also comes with stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation and roadside assistance.

Additional features include 10 airbags including dual stage frontal driver and right front passenger airbags with a passenger sensing system, thorax side impact seat-mounted airbags, front and rear side airbags, head curtain airbags, and driver and front passenger knee airbags.

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Interior Features

Interior features include high-back front bucket seats, adjustable front head restraints, a 60/40 split rear seat with adjustable outboard headrests, a rear center console with a storage tray, tilt steering column, a three-spoke steering wheel with silver accents and mounted phone interface, cruise and audio controls, an oil life monitoring system, remote keyless entry, engine immobilizer, a cabin air filter, front storage, front and rear cup holders, bottle holders for the driver and front passenger and an auxiliary power outlet in the front center stack storage bin.

Additional features include MyLink, AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free, a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, SiriusXM satellite radio, six speakers, USB and auxiliary port and OnStar Basic for 5 years.

To learn more about the 2015 Chevrolet Spark, stop by Classic Chevy for a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all of the 1LT model’s features and whether we are currently running any specials – purchase or lease – on the Spark.

Classic Chevy Body Shop

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Whether you need service for your engine or body work, you can find all you need for your vehicle at Classic Chevy. Our body shop provides the best repair experience you can get. Not only do we get your vehicle back to you as soon as possible, but we make sure that the repairs are done with quality workmanship.

Body Shop Services and Specials

Keep your eye on our body shop web page for body shop specials. Our services include 24-hour vehicle status availability, a service after repair completion and a limited lifetime warranty. Even if your vehicle is not a Chevrolet, we will work on the body. Once you bring your vehicle in, and after we assess the damage, we will give you an estimated completion date. The date depends on the amount of damage and the availability of parts.

Insurance

Classic Chevrolet’s body shop accepts all insurance estimates. We will also advise whether filing a claim would be in your best interests. If you have any questions about the insurance process or about any work being done – even during the repair process – feel free to call us with your questions and concerns.

Benefits of Using Classic Chevrolet’s Body Shop

When you visit our body shop, you are visiting an I-CAR Gold Class Certified shop with 24-hour vehicle status availability, email or text message with notification of your repair status, an Enterprise Rent-A-Car office on site with availability to pick you up if needed, Paintless Dent Repair, limited lifetime warranty, assistance with claim filing, free shuttle service within a 15-mile radius and technicians that are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your vehicle’s repair.

We also work with your insurance carrier to insure the quality of repairs is great and that the proper repairs are being completed. Also, we direct bill your insurance company so you’re not stuck waiting for a check from the insurance company, as long as your carrier agrees to direct billing.

Contact Classic Chevrolet for any body work you may need, and remember to check our web site for any body shop service specials. If you need repairs such as brakes, tires, or need maintenance, be sure to check our pages for service repair specials.