Spring has Sprung in DFW

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Now that Spring has sprung in DFW, it’s time to jump in your Classic Chevy and head out to some events. The Dallas/Fort Worth area is full of things to do for adults when they want to head out on a date night. Line up a sitter and have some fun.

The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred season starts April 10, 2014 at Lone Star Park. The venue is located at 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050 and is handicapped accessible. The grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Live racing starts at 6:35 p.m. On Sundays, the gates open at 11:30 a.m. and live racing starts at 1:35 p.m. Visit, bet and eat to earn rewards from the venue – the more you do, the more rewards you get.

If you want to hear some David Allen Coe, stop by Billy Bob’s Texas on April 4, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. You may hear such hits as Take This Job and Shove It, Willie, Waylon and Me, Jack Daniels If You Please and more. Billy Bob’s Texas is located at 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, Texas, 76164 and is handicapped accessible.

For those who are carefully watching their brackets, the Fox and Hound Restaurant has a March Madness Watch Party from March 18 through April 7, 2014. The Fox and Hound Restaurant is located at 603 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. The watch party runs all day so stop by with your friends – it’s more fun watching with people!

While you’re having fun, take some pictures with you and your Classic Chevrolet and tag us on our Facebook page. While you’re there, browse through the posts – you’ll learn more about the new 2015 Tahoe, where to create your own unique Chevy, and how to custom order your Corvette!

Getting Your Chevy Revved Up for Spring

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Spring is here and that means more work outside – whether you are farming or you are landscaping your yard. Farmers are getting fields ready for planting, those who live in the city are getting ready to spruce up their landscaping, and rural dwellers are getting gardens ready for planting. This means that your vehicle is going to get a work out.

Regardless of the age of your vehicle, it is important to keep up with the maintenance. During regular maintenance our service technicians at Classic Chevy check everything over to try to catch upcoming service so you hopefully won’t be stranded. After all, being stranded on the highway or having your truck down when you need to get to the coop for seed or other gardening supplies can definitely ruin your schedule.

Check our website for service specials. We have specials on oil changes, tire rotation and more. Many parts come with a limited lifetime warranty. That means if it breaks, you don’t pay for the part again.

Important service is sometimes obvious – such as regular oil changes. However, there are some things you may not think about. If you use your truck for towing, especially in excessive heat or in the mountains, the auto manufacturer may recommend having the transmission service sooner rather than later.

Brakes should be checked sooner rather than later if you use your vehicle for towing or are frequently in the mountains. Even if you are not towing an RV in the mountains, you should have your brakes and transmission serviced sooner rather than later as those items work much harder than they would on flat land.

Spring is also a good time to give your vehicle a good detail job. It will get any winter grime off the outside, thus extending the life of the paint job. In the event that you drove in the snow, you most likely have salt buildup under the vehicle and salt splatters on the body. Since salt is detrimental to metal and paint, you can keep your vehicle looking new by removing the winter grime.

You can call our service department at Classic Chevrolet to schedule an appointment or you can schedule a service appointment through our website.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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With spring comes rain – much needed rain. However, no one wants to stay inside throughout the spring, so the best thing you can do is to jump in your Classic Chevy and head out for some indoor spring events.

For those sporting types, the Dallas Gun Show will be held at the Market Hall, 2200 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, on April 12 and 13, 2014. The doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

This is the best firearms collectors show in the Southwest. If you do bring your guns, they have to be unloaded outside the building. The safety committee will inspect the gun and magazine, then tie the firearm so that it is inoperable. It must remain in that condition while you are at the gun show. Even if you have a CHL, you cannot bring a loaded gun into the building.

You can bring as many guns as you want to sell or trade, though all local, state and federal laws must be followed. Also, be sure to leave your camera at home – the show does not allow photography of any kind.

If hunting and collecting guns is not your thing, you can visit the Dallas Market Hall on April 25 through 26, 2014 for the Leake Auction. Though the doors open at 9:00 a.m., the auction doesn’t begin until 1:00 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

There will be over 400 collector cars, trucks and motorcycles. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military personnel with a military ID, and $7 for children. If you want to auction off a vehicle, vehicle check in is Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

It is a good idea to stop by early to look at the vehicles – Saturday, there will be two lanes of vehicles being auctioned simultaneously.

If you are in the market for a new car, be sure to stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a hybrid, truck, sedan or SUV! Be sure to ask your salesperson about any financing or lease deals, and about the new technology in Chevrolet vehicles.

Chevy Cruze at Classic Chevrolet

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When you visit Classic Chevy to test drive a Chevrolet Cruze, you get to choose from three different powertrains: the gas engine, the diesel and the turbo diesel. All three are in the same price range, so the choice will be your preference based on standard features and available options.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze turbo diesel features a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that gets 27 mpg* in the city and 46 mpg* on the highway. It is backed by a six-speed electronically controlled transmission with overdrive.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel features a 2.0-liter diesel engine that gets 27 mpg* in the city and 46 mpg* on the highway. This engine is backed by an electronically controlled transmission with six speeds and overdrive.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze unleaded fuel model features a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 26 mpg* in the city and 38 mpg* on the highway. This is an ECOTEC engine with variable valve timing that puts out 138 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 148 pound-feet of torque at 1,850rpm. It is backed by an electronically controlled six-speed transmission with overdrive.

All three models have several shared safety and security features, including four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, several airbags, OnStar, the LATCH system for child safety seats, an emergency trunk release and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The unleaded fuel model also features a rear vision camera that is integrated into the Chevrolet MyLink radio.

All three models also feature many of the same interior comforts including a tilt and telescopic steering column and a leather-wrapped thee-spoke steering wheel with polar silver accent and mounted audio and phone interface controls. All three models also feature remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start and a theft deterrent system with an anti-theft alarm and engine immobilizer.

The Chevrolet Cruze, regardless of which powertrain you choose, also feature Chevrolet MyLink radio, an AM/FM stereo, MP3 playback, CD player and a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen display. Additional entertainment features include Bluetooth, Pandora, Stitcher, Gracenote, an enhanced acoustic package and a six-speaker audio system.

The entertainment system also features a USB port in the center console, an audio interface, auxiliary input jack and SiriusXM satellite radio.

For more information about any of the Chevrolet Cruze models and to test drive all three, stop by Classic Chevrolet today.

The Chevy Volt at Classic Chevrolet!

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the new 2104 Volt if you are in the market for a new, economical car. The volt uses a 1.4-liter internal combustion engine that makes 83 horsepower and runs on premium fuel. It also features a Voltec electric drive motor that makes 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. A lithium-ion 16.5 kWh rechargeable battery stores excess energy. The battery features a liquid thermal management system with active control.

Safety and security features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, an electric parking brake, electro-hydraulic power with StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, daytime running lights, several airbags, OnStar, a theft deterrent system, an anti-theft alarm with an engine immobilizer, electronically controlled lockout switch for the rear doors and windows, the LATCH system for child seats, a pedestrian safety signal driver-activated horn chip using the turn signal lever button and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Additional safety features include bi-functional halogen projector headlights with automatic exterior lamp control, an LED center brake light, mirrors with integrated turn signals and intermittent front wipers.

Convenience and entertainment features include a center console with a covered storage bin, dual cup holders in the center console, additional storage in the upper instrument panel and in front of the shifter, three auxiliary power outlets, a tilt and telescopic column with leather-wrapped steering wheel and mounted audio controls, and a 7-inch diagonal digital reconfigurable LCD screen with driver information center.

Additionally, the driver can switch modes between normal, sport, mountain and hold. The center controls are touch sensitive. Keyless ignition is engaged with the electronic push button start. All windows are express down; and the driver’s window is also express up. The door locks are programmable and feature lockout protection and a delayed locking feature. The door locks, including the liftgate, feature passive unlock and keyless access.

Remote keyless entry includes a panic alarm, remote engine start and delayed charging override functions. The cruise controls are mounted on the steering wheel, the rear window features a defogger and the Volt also features a universal home remote for the garage.

Additional features include Chevrolet MyLink radio, an AM/FM stereo with a CD player and MP3 playback, Bluetooth, Pandora, Stitcher, Siri Eyes Free voice recognition system, and a six-speaker sound system.

For more information on the Volt including all features, options and dealer added packages, stop by Classic Chevy today.

Classic Chevy at the AltCar Expo

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The 5th Annual Texas Altcar Expo will be held from March 27-29, 2014. Classic Chevrolet will be there with a 2014 Chevrolet Volt. On Thursday, March 27, the Propane Engine Fuel Summit will be held. Admission is $25 and includes the program, breakfast, and lunch.

On Friday, March 28, the topic is Focus on Fleets. This includes the conference, Ride and Drive – where you can check out Classic Chevy’s Volt – and the Expo Hall. Admission for this day is $35. On Saturday, March 29, admission is free – it is Public Day.

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt features a 1.4-liter internal combustion engine and a Voltec electric drive motor. The gas engine runs on premium fuel and makes 83 horsepower. The electric motor makes 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor charges the lithium-ion battery, which includes a liquid thermal management system with active control.

This system gets 101 MPGe* in the city and 93 MPGe on the highway. The gas engine by itself gets 35 mpg* in the city and 40 mpg* on the highway. Some of the power for the battery comes from the four-wheel antilock disc brakes that provide electro-hydraulic power and includes StabiliTrak and a regenerative system.

Safety features include the StabiliTrak stability control system with brake assist and traction control, several airbags, OnStar, a theft deterrent system including an engine immobilizer, the LATCH system for child seats, a lockout switch for the rear doors, a tire inflation kit and daytime running lamps.

Convenience features include a center console with a covered storage bin and dual cup holders, additional storage in the upper instrument panel and in front of the shifter, three auxiliary powr outlets, and a tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls.

Additionally, the Volt features a 7-inch diagonal digital reconfigurable LCD screen with the Driver Information Center, selectable efficiency gauge and a compass. The efficiency display shows programmable charge times. The driver can also switch between Normal, Sport, Mountain and Hold driving modes.

The Volt also features keyless ignition, keyless access and remote keyless entry. You can even remotely start the Volt. For more information on the Volt, stop by the AltCar Expo or stop by Classic Chevy.

Chevy Rolls into SXSW

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festivals are held in Austin and are the places to meet with others in the industry to exchange ideas. The music festival is for creative people and companies. This year is Chevrolet’s fifth year as a Super Sponsor for the festivals. If you are considering purchasing a Chevy at Classic Chevrolet with 4G LTE technology, you’ll be able to experience the technology at the festival. The festival will be held from March 7 through March 16.

The SXSW will feature advanced technologies, speakers and music showcases. The 4G LTE technology will be available in Chevrolet vehicles this summer. The technology will be available to demo until March 12, 2014.

Since the SXSW festival is all about technology, Chevrolet will fit right in. The company is looking forward to participating in conversations that help it choose what technology to add to its vehicles in future years, according to Paul Edwards, the U.S. vice president at Chevrolet Marketing.

General Motors and Chevrolet will be fueling conversations centered around new technologies including social media listening, in-vehicle technology and augmented reality. On March 9, 2014, Mary Henige, the director of Social Media and Digital Communications for GM held mentor sessions on “Making and Keeping Friends.”

On March 10, Andrew Dinsdale, the lead for the Digital, Social and CRM for Chevrolet; and Rebecca Harris, for Social Media Center of Excellence at GM held conversations centered around “Know Your Customers – from Stalker to Soulmate.” And on March 11, Steve Schwinke, the director of Application Development, Global Connected Consumer at GM held a panel centered on “DIY Everything with In-Car Augmented Reality.”

As participants move from panel to panel, they can break at the Find New Roads Lounge in the Austin Convention Center to recharge electronics and get a bite to eat.

Furthermore, a festival favorite will be back: Catch a Chevy. Chevrolet is offering rides from March 12 through 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. so that participants can easily navigate Austin’s busy streets and so they can get a ride from place to place at a comfortable temperature.

The Chevrolet vehicles are Impalas and Volts and they will be wrapped with Chevy logos and information. While the passengers are riding, they can test audio streaming and voice-to-text technologies via Chevrolet MyLink.

The Drive-A-Chevy Program will also be at the festival: Attendees can drive the Cruze Diesel, Spark EV and the 2015 Tahoe. This program will be available March 12 through 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Stop by the festival or Classic Chevy for more information about Chevrolet’s involvement in the festival. While you’re at the dealership, you can get more information about the new lineup and test drive your next new vehicle.

Truck Month: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

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When you visit Classic Chevy, you’ll find that the Grapevine dealership has specials on several trucks including the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. If you need a heavy duty work truck for the farm, for a construction business, or because you have an RV or other heavy trailer to tow, now is the time to test drive this or another Chevy truck.

The 2014 Silverado 3500HD’s powertrain features a 6.0-liter Vortec engine with variable valve timing that is FlexFuel capable. The engine is backed by a heavy duty six-speed automatic transmission. The engine puts out 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200rpm. It runs on regular unleaded or E85 fuel. The transmission is electronically controlled and features overdrive and a tow/haul mode. It also features cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking.

Exterior features include a heavy duty suspension packages for handling/trailering, 35 mm monotube shocks and a 34 mm front stabilizer bar. The box is a Fleetside box. On four-wheel drive models, the transfer case is electronic shift with rotary dial controls.

Trailering equipment includes a heavy duty trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness, 2.5-inch receiver with a 2-inch adapter, independent fused trailering circuits and a wiring harness for an aftermarket trailer brake controller.

Entertainment features include a Bose premium speaker system, sub-woofer in the center console, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, AM/FM stereo, CD player and MP3 payback USB port, an auxiliary input jack, radio data system, TheftLock and 36 cross-band presets.

Interior features include a 10-way power driver and passenger seat, two-way power lumbar control, heated seats, a two-position memory for the driver’s seat, adjustable outboard head restraints, leather seats, floor console with storage, two auxiliary power outlets, cup holders, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with transmission shift interlock and driver information center.

Additional features include remote keyless entry, remote vehicle starter system with two transmitters, a panic button and content theft alarm. The electronic cruise control features set and resume speed and is located on the steering wheel. The air conditioning features dual zone automatic climate control, giving individual climate settings for the driver and right front passenger.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive this or another model truck. Our dealership has a truck for you regardless of your requirements.

Truck Month In Full Swing at Classic Chevrolet

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It’s Truck Month at Classic Chevrolet and this special** is in full swing! If you are in the market for a new truck, this is the time to visit this Dallas/Fort Worth dealership to pick up a new truck at great prices.

Get a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD regular cab with a long bed and two-wheel drive for 0 percent APR for 72 months**. This truck features a Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine with variable valve timing backed by a six-speed automatic heavy-duty transmission. The engine is FlexFuel and gets 360 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm on E85. It gets 322 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm on gas. If choose the ZW9 pickup box, this truck is not E85 compatible.

The transmission is electronically controlled and features overdrive with a tow/haul mode. It also features cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking. The suspension package is designed for handling and trailering; and features heavy-duty 35 mm twin tube shock absorbers and a 36 mm front stability bar.

Safety features include StabiliTrak with proactive roll avoidance, traction control, electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist. This 2013 model also features daytime running lamps, several airbags, automatic crash response if purchased without OnStar, stolen vehicle assistance if purchased without OnStar, tire pressure monitor system and several airbags.

If you order this truck with OnStar, you get Directions and Connections, automatic crash response, emergency services, first assist, crisis assist, stolen vehicle assistance, injury severity predictor, stolen vehicle slowdown, remote door unlock, remote ignition block and more.

Interior features include a 40/20/40 split bench seat that seats three passengers, manual lumbar control for the driver, a leather-wrapped tilt steering column with adjustable brake/transmission shift interlock and a theft-deterrent locking feature, driver information center, express down driver’s window, remote keyless entry, cruise control, a panic button on the key fobs, two auxiliary power outlets with covers and illuminated entry.

Entertainment features include an AM/FM stereo, MP3 compatible CD player, digital click, radio data system, speed-compensated volume, theft lock, SiriusXM satellite radio and four speakers.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive the 2013 Silverado 2500HD today and learn more about its security, safety, entertainment and convenience features. You can also ask your sales person about deals on additional trucks.

** Check website for full details, as incentives change quickly

#1 Automotive Lender in the Nation Names Classic Chevrolet as Top Customer

Pictured left to right Mike Kimmel, Ally Financial; Robert Gault, Classic Chevrolet Finance Director; Rick Fisher, Ally Financial; Tom Durant, owner Classic Chevrolet; Dan Antonelli, Ally Financial

Despite the fact that the Department of Transportation built a major freeway right through the dealership property, 2013 was a year of remarkable accomplishments for Classic Chevrolet.  Classic was named the #1 volume Chevy dealer in the nation for the 8th year, and the #1 volume GM parts dealer in the nation.

And now, for the fourth consecutive year, Classic Chevrolet has been recognized by Ally Financial as their #1 automotive customer in the nation.  And when you consider that Ally is the largest lender in the U.S. in retail automotive finance, that packs some serious clout when it comes to financing customers.

In 2013, Classic contracted 3238 transactions with Ally, which is more than any other automotive dealer in the country.  Said Robert Gault, Classic Chevrolet Finance Director, “when you have a great financial partner like Ally, it makes our job easier when it comes to getting our customers financed quickly and smoothly.  No one wants to wait for hours in a car dealer’s finance office while they struggle to get the correct paperwork in order. Here at Classic, we know exactly what they need from us, and they know that our professional finance managers will dot every “i” and cross every “t”.  Everyone wins, especially the customer.