September Events in Dallas

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It’s time to plan for fall events, especially if you just bought a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet. You can take that new car smell with you when you start celebrating autumn this year. If you haven’t bought or leased a new vehicle, be sure to have your current car serviced at our service department before you start attending the many September events in Dallas.

Autumn at the Arboretum

During the months of September, October and November, and starting on September 20, visit the arboretum to view over 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds that make up the Pumpkin Village. You’ll have many photo opportunities, and can attend many of the fall festivals during this time period. Also, this year, Cinderella’s Carriage returns! The arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.

Pantego Fest 2014

The Pantego Fest is back again this year. It will be held at the Park Row West Shopping Center, 2229 West Park Row, Pantego, Texas, 76013. All age groups and people with many different interests will enjoy the Pantego Fest. Live music including the cover bank L Freak, a 5k race and Fun Run and local vendors are just a few of the things happening at the festival. Admission to the festival is free. Hours are September 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and September 28, 2014 from noon until 6:00 p.m.

State Fair of Texas 2014

The State Fair of Texas 2014 will be held from September 26, 201 4 through October 19, 2014 at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210. The 2014 State Fair of Texas will run from Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Enjoy lots of kid-friendly fun, exhibits, Texas Discovery Gardens and more. This year, the fair has extended hours from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. General admission is $17, children under 48 inches get in for $13 and children under 2 years of age get in free. Food and ride coupons are sold in sheets of 20 and are $0.50 per coupon. If you want to attend the fair more than one day, you can buy a season pass for $39.95.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to pick up your new vehicle or to get your current vehicle serviced before you get too busy with attending fall events.

Service at Classic Chevy

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Following the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals is integral to the reliability of your vehicle. At Classic Chevrolet, we want to ensure that your Chevrolet lasts as long as possible, thus we make getting a service appointment easy. You can call or schedule online.

Making Service Convenient

We also understand that being without a vehicle is inconvenient at best, so we strive to get your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible, all while providing professional, courteous and hassle-free service.

Experienced Technicians and Newest Equipment

Our experienced service technicians work with the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment so that we can find out what is wrong faster. Using the most recent equipment also leaves room for less error during the diagnostic process. Whether that equipment is a computer to diagnose the transmission computers, ABS computers, fuel system computers or an alignment rack, our service technicians are trained to use it to quickly and properly diagnose the problem with your vehicle.

Rental Cars

Furthermore, we host an Enterprise Rental office so that you can have a rental at your disposal. Instead of finding a ride to work or to a rental office, you can just stop by to rent a vehicle for the time your Chevrolet is being serviced.

Our Waiting Room and Shuttle

If you need to wait for your vehicle, we provide a lounge with leather seating and refreshments. You could also opt to take our one-way courtesy shuttle to get to work or back home.


Whether you need to have your vehicle maintained pursuant to the manufacturer’s recommended service, have a small repair issue or need an engine, the service department at Classic Chevy has the knowledge and equipment necessary to complete any of these jobs. Stop by to schedule your next service appointment or visit our webpage to schedule online.

Top Chevy Features

Chevrolet’s top features often make it easy to choose the brand for top safety ratings. Whether it’s the Spark or the Silverado – or any other Chevy located at Classic Chevrolet, each vehicle has several safety features. You may have to get a higher trim level to get all of the best features, but some of them do come standard on the lower trim levels.

Antilock Brakes

While most vehicles do have antilock brakes, many buyers only know that it’s a good thing to have, but don’t know exactly what ABS brakes do. The ABS braking system helps the driver stay in control by changing the pressure of the brakes on a wheel that is locking up while braking on slippery surfaces. This prevents the driver from skidding out of control.

StabiliTrak and Traction Control

Chevrolet’s StabiliTrak is electronic stability control. This system detects the difference between the angle of the steering wheel and the actual direction the vehicle is moving. The system takes the position of the steering wheel, the speed of the vehicle and the amount of sideways force and calculates how much brake power it needs for each wheel and, if necessary, engine torque, to help the driver straighten out the vehicle.

The traction control system uses the ABS speed sensors, the braking system and the powertrain control module to reduce wheel spin on slippery surfaces.


Chevrolet uses side blind zone alert, forward collision alert and lane departure warning to alert the driver of impending disaster. These systems notify you if you are drifting out of your lane, if you are going to crash into something in front of you and if you are getting ready to move into a vehicle in your blind spot.


OnStar has many features and is definitely worth subscribing to after the free trial. It can notify police if you crashed – even if you can’t call yourself. The system’s GPS helps emergency crews locate you in the event that you don’t know where you are or in the event that you can’t make the call yourself.

Additional OnStar features include turn-by-turn navigation, stolen vehicle assistance, crisis assist, roadside assistance, hands-free calling, vehicle diagnosis and RemoteLink.

When you stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next vehicle, be sure to ask whether the model and trim level you choose has these safety features. If not, you may want to upgrade to the next trim level or add them as extra options to the trim level you chose.

Specials at Classic

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Sometimes your vehicle needs service, but it’s not financially convenient for you. In those cases, dealership specials at Classic Chevrolet come in handy. After all, you need to keep your vehicle safe while you’re driving it and, you need it to start so you can drive it. For any service specials, print the coupons off of our website.

Until October 31, 2014, you can get a $100 mail-in rebate on Bridgestone, Continental, Hankook, Goodyear and Pirelli tires when you buy a set. The rebate form must be postmarked by November 30, 2014. You should get your rebate check within four to eight weeks.

Be sure to have your vehicle serviced for the fall months. Get an oil change, which includes up to 5 quarts of oil*, a four-tire rotation and a 27-point inspection for $34.95. Dexos1® is $39.95. These prices do not include full synthetic or diesels. Balancing tires is also extra. These prices are good until December 31, 2014.

*Most V-6 and V-8 engines use more than 5 quarts of oil.

If you hear a squeaking noise when you step on the brakes, it might be time for new pads or shoes. Get AC Delco Professional DuraStop® brake pads installed and have your rotors inspected for just $99.95 per axle until December 31, 2014. Corvettes and certain other vehicles are not eligible for this special. Turning or replacing the rotors is extra.

Certain parts wear out over time. This includes belts, hoses, brake pads, brake shoes, brake rotors and drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, certain suspension parts, certain steering parts and engine accessories such as the water pump, alternator or power steering pump. When you have your vehicle repaired at Classic Chevy, you can take advantage of our limited lifetime parts warranty. As long as the part is installed by us, the limited lifetime parts warranty covers the cost of the new part. It does not cover labor or parts purchased from us and installed by someone else.

Call us to set up a service appointment today so that your vehicle is ready for the fall. When you come in for any of the above-listed services, be sure to bring the coupon with you. You can print the coupon from our website.

Chevy Means Top Safety

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated eight Chevrolet vehicles with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for the 2014 model year. Chevy had more high-scoring vehicles than any other automaker, including Toyota and Ford. You can find these models at Classic Chevy, so if you are in the market for a new vehicle but want something with high safety ratings, stop by our dealership today.

Though NHTSA has been testing vehicle safety since 1978, the Overall Vehicle Score was just added to the mix in 2011. Tests include rollover evaluations, side pole crash and side impact crash tests, and frontal crash tests.

The vehicles that scored high for the 2014 model year include the Traverse, Impala, Cruze, Camaro, Sonic, Silverado, Malibu and Volt. The Volt got 5-Star crash ratings for side crashes and rollovers in addition to the Overall 5-Star rating.

The Traverse is the first vehicle in the industry to features a seat-mounted center airbag and has had the airbag since the 2013 model year. It also features seat-mounted side impact airbags, dual stage frontal airbags and head curtain side impact airbags.

The Camaro was rated 5 Stars on every test: Side crash, front crash, rollover and overall safety. The Impala was rated 5 Stars on side and frontal crashes. The Sonic and Silverado feature lane departure warning and forward collision alert. The Silverado also features a safety alert seat that vibrates to warn you. You can also select audible warnings.

The Malibu has tons of safety technologies and includes the side blind zone alert. Additionally, the Malibu features 10 airbags, side blind zone alert, a rear vision camera and rear cross traffic alert. It also features four-wheel ABS brakes and traction control.

The Cruze has 10 standard airbags – the most in its class. Combine those with a rear cross traffic alert, rear vision camera and side blind zone alert and you have a pretty safe car. You’re even safe in a sports car if you’re a Chevy fan. The Camaro has – in addition to its safety features – OnStar, which is offered free for the first six months. It will call for help even if the airbags don’t deploy in a crash.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive any of these vehicles, especially if safety is your biggest concern.

2015 Chevy Silverado — 2500HD with Crew Cab

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with the crew cab, soon to be available at Classic Chevy, has been redesigned for 2015. The redesign includes updated styling, a better interior, a new body style and new safety features. The cabin materials are of higher quality, the cabin is quieter and the touch screens are larger to make the hands-free phone and entertainment functions easier to use.


The new double cab is larger inside, and instead of using the extended cab doors, the cab has front-hinged doors.


You can choose a 6.5-foot or an 8-foot bed for the crew cab models. The new style also features bumper corner steps and an EZ Lift and Lower tailgate to make loading cargo – and accessing it – much easier.

Powertrain and Towing

The engine choices were carried over from the last generation of the Silverado. Depending on the set up, you’ll have up to 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque from a diesel-powered plant. You’ll be able to tow up to 17,900 pounds with the 2500HD and have the ability to haul up to 3,760 pounds. The 2500HD also features automatic grade braking, integrated cruise control, trailer sway control, and, on diesel models, diesel exhaust braking.

Trim Levels

Choose from the base model Work Truck, the LT or the LTZ on 2500HD crew cab models. However, if you need a dually, you’ll have to move up to the 3500HD. Features on the LTZ include everything on the Work Truck and the LT, plus 18-inch alloy wheels, an automatic locking rear differential, power folding mirrors, fog lights, a heavy-duty trailering package, rearview camera, remote ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and an 8-inch touch screen.

Safety Features

Safety features include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, several airbags, and on the upper trim levels, OnStar. The OnStar package features on-demand roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance, remote door unlocking and turn-by-turn navigation.

You can also add an optional driver alert package and front and rear parking sensors. The driver alert package features forward collision alert, lane departure alert, front and rear park assist and a safety alert seat.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet for more information about the 2015 Silverado 2500HD, the 1500 or the 3500HD.

Servicing Your Chevy

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Servicing your Chevy is something that must be done to keep it reliable and to keep the warranty valid. Chevrolet has a maintenance schedule for each model; and this maintenance should be done at the recommended times. Additionally, when something goes wrong with your vehicle, such as squeaky brakes, the engine light comes on, the fluids are low, or any other issue, you should bring your vehicle into Classic Chevrolet for service.

Since we want you to get back on the road as soon as possible, we encourage you to schedule an appointment either by calling our service department or by scheduling it on the website. When you arrive, factory-trained technicians are ready with a smile and the latest diagnostic equipment needed to quickly determine what the problem is.

Regardless of the issue, whether it’s a simple oil change or a complex engine or transmission problem, or even an issue with steering, suspension, brakes or your vehicle’s computer systems, you can rest assured that we are ready to diagnose and perform the repairs.

When you come in for maintenance, we are ready and waiting with the replacement parts you need including the oil filter, air filter, timing belt and the proper fluids for your vehicle. You can either wait in our waiting room or rent a vehicle from Enterprise at the Enterprise Rental office that we host for your convenience.

You can also take advantage of our one-way courtesy shuttle to get you back home or to work – wherever you need to go – if you don’t want to wait in our customer lounge. The customer lounge features refreshments and comfortable leather chairs.

All of our technicians are experts in their field, whether engines, transmissions, steering and suspension, brakes or driveability, so don’t leave your vehicle with anyone but us. If you have upcoming maintenance or if you have an issue with your vehicle, contact our service department at Classic Chevy today for an appointment.

Wi-Fi Hot Spot Feature

Ever go on a trip and find yourself using more data than usual? Or even, using up your entire data package? Chevrolet has a solution for that. When you test drive most 2015 models at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll find that many models will have a Wi-Fi hot spot built in. Now, when you or your kids get bored with the countryside and decide to stream videos or movies, you won’t blow through your data package, which can get pretty expensive depending on your plan.

Even setting up your phone to work as a hot spot is often a hassle. And when you do, you end up with strained eyes from constantly watching something on such a small screen. Instead, thanks to Chevrolet and AT&T, models such as the Chevy Malibu will offer 4G LTE wireless access in most of its vehicles. The other GM vehicles – Buick, Cadillac and GMC – will have the 4G LTE wireless access. A total of 30 different models from GM will get this feature.

The Wi-Fi access will be provided via GM’s Onstar subsidiary. The hot spot is embedded into the high-powered antenna that Onstar uses and will come on any time the vehicle is on, thus giving you a great connection when you are in or near your vehicle. And, you won’t waste your phone’s battery while you’re on the way to your destination.

The new service allows you to connect up to seven devices. Additionally, this gives you improved access to Onstar services, including remote vehicle access and vehicle diagnostics. For the first three months, the 4G LTE service is free – or until you blow through 3 gigs of data, whichever comes first. If you have AT&T, you can add another device for $10 per month after the free trial. If you’re not an AT&T customer you can buy plans for as little as $5 per month for 200 megabytes (or $10 if you’re not already subscribed to Onstar). Five gigabytes of data will run you only $50 – and that’s about five hours of streaming video. Five gigabytes will let you send or receive up to 2,000 emails and attachments, plus gives you 200 web-surfing hours.

Additional plans include buying a one-day purchase of 250 megabytes for $5 or 10 gigabytes per year for $150 (this option is $200 for those who do not have Onstar).

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive your next new vehicle – and be sure to ask your salesperson if the model – or models – you are interested in will have 4G LTE capability.

The 2015 Silverado

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado isn’t at Classic Chevrolet yet, but it will be soon – and those who are waiting for the new model year don’t have long to wait as the trucks are in transit. Those who are just starting to think about a new truck might want to wait a couple of days to come in and test drive the new model year.

The new Silverado features a 5.3-liter EctTec3 V-8 engine with direct injection, active fuel management and variable valve timing. The aluminum block makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled and features a tow/haul mode and overdrive. It also includes powertrain grade braking and cruise grade braking.

The engine and transmission are protected by an external engine oil cooler and auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, respectively. The battery provides 720 cold cranking amps, rundown protection and retained accessory power.

Additional mechanical features include a suspension package, electric power steering assisted rack and pinion steering, four-wheel antilock disc brakes and an aluminized stainless steel muffler and tailpipe.

Security features include StabiliTrak, Chevy’s stability control system, proactive roll avoidance, traction control, hill start assist and electronic trailer sway control. Daytime running lamps feature automatic exterior lamp control. Onstar with automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, turn-by-turn navigation is also included for six months.

Additional safety features include a rear vision camera, tire pressure monitoring system, and several airbags, including driver and front passenger airbags, head curtain and seat-mounted side impact airbags, dual-stage frontal and side impact airbags, and front and rear outboard seating position airbags with a passenger-sensing system.

Convenience features include heated front seats, 10-way power driver and front passenger seats, power lumbar and two memory positions for the driver’s seat. Additional features include a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted cruise and audio controls, 4.2-inch diagonal color display with driver information center, power windows with express up on the driver’s window and express down on all four, remote keyless entry, remote vehicle start, theft-deterrent system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear window defogger, auto-dimming rearview mirror and illuminated vanity mirrors.

For a complete list of entertainment, convenience, safety and security features, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the new 2015 Silverado.

Impala Throughout the Years

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The Chevrolet Impala, available at Classic Chevy, was first offered for sale as a 1958 model year. This was the only year in that first generation run. The second generation lasted longer and ran from 1959 through 1960. Eventually, after the seventh generation, which ran from 1994 through 1996, the Impala was discontinued. Chevrolet brought it back in 2000 for the eighth generation. Since then, the Impala has run through two more generations: It is now on its tenth generation, which started in 2014.

While the Impala wasn’t offered for sale until the 1958 model year, the name was in use in 1956. That specific vehicle was a full-sized vehicle built for the General Motors Motorama show. The 1956 Impala took many cues from the Corvette, including the grille. While the ’56 probably didn’t survive unless some collector is hiding it in his barn, the Impala name did.

The Impala was built on an “A” body, which it shared with Pontiac. The first year, the Impala was available as a two-door hardtop or convertible and had a choice of three engine and three different transmissions, including the two-speed Powerglide.

The second generation saw many changes. The Impala had five different models: a two-door convertible, coupe and hardtop; and a four-door hardtop and sedan. It offered three different engines and five different transmissions, including a new Turboglide automatic.

Chevrolet kept up with the times, changing the body style and available engines and transmission throughout the years. The seventh generation, which ran from 1994 through 1996, gave consumers a four-door sedan on the “B” body platform. It featured a 5.7-liter LT1 V-8 (small block 350) and a 4L60-E automatic four-speed transmission.

The 1996 Impala – the last year this model was available until it was resurrected in 2000 – got body-colored trim, a new unique grille, 17-inch brushed aluminum wheels, and more. After 1996, all “B” body cars – the Caprice, Impala SS and Buick Roadmaster – were discontinued.

Chevrolet decided to bring the Impala back. The eighth generation of this iconic vehicle ran from 2000 through 2005. It was offered as a four-door sedan built on the “W” body, and it featured a front-wheel driver powertrain. Consumers had a choice of three different engines and two different four-speed automatic transmissions.

The current tenth generation went into production in 2013. This generation also features only the four-door sedan.

While the 2015 model year is not yet available at Classic Chevrolet, keep your eye on it – it is expected to be a bi-fuel model. It will run on gas or compressed natural gas and is expected to go up to 500 miles on one fill-up. Stop by our dealership or keep an eye on this space for more information on the 2015 model year as it becomes available.