Awesome Specials at Classic

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Classic Chevrolet is having a summer drive event – and that means it’s the perfect time to test drive a new Chevy. You can save a ton on several vehicles whether through financing or on the principal. Several vehicles also have no payments for 90 days. Stop by today and ask about our vehicles that have awesome specials.

  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LS for just $39,967. There are only three at this price.
  • 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS for just $14,578. There is only one at this price, so if you just have to have a Cruze, head over to our DFW dealership now. Also, no payments for 90 days.
  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Crew 2WT for just $29,665. We have five units at this price. No payments for 90 days.
  • 2014 Chevrolet Suburban LS for just $38,863. We have only one at this price. Furthermore, there are no payments for 90 days – or you can choose 0 percent APR for 60 months.
  • 2014 Malibu LS for just $18,979. There is only one available at this price.
  • 2014 Chevrolet Impala LS for just $22,924. There are 11 at this price. These units also have no payments for 90 day – or you can choose 0 percent APR for 60 months.
  • 2014 Chevrolet Camaro LS for just $20,925. We have only one unit at this price, so hurry down to take advantage of this special!
  • 2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT – we have 31 2014 model years left in stock. You can take $5,000 off the purchase price of any 2014 model year.
  • 2014 1-Ton Express 12-foot Spartan for only $29,989. This versatile box truck features a 4.8-liter V-8 engine, an automatic transmission and air conditioning.
  • 2013 ¾-ton Chevrolet Silverado for just $27,989. This is a new truck with a 6.0-liter V-8 engine, an automatic transmission, power locks and air conditioning.
  • Look for our add coupons: $500 down payment assistance on any new vehicle; $500 GM accessories with the purchase of any new vehicle; or $500 trade allowance with the purchase of a new vehicle.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive any of these vehicles, additional vehicles we have on sale or any other vehicle on the lot. Be sure to ask your salesperson about all specials and for a complete list of standard features on the vehicle you are interested in.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo!

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Photo by William Toti (Flickr Creative Commons)

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is back again! This year, it runs from Jan. 17, 2014 through Feb. 8, 2014 and is sponsored in part by North Texas Chevrolet dealerships like Classic Chevrolet.

Gates open every day a 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. The rodeo ticket office is open at 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday from Jan. 2 through Jan. 16, 2014. On Sundays – Jan. 5 and 12 – it is open from noon until 5:00 p.m. From Sunday, Jan. 17, 2014 through Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, the ticket office is open from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

You’ll find tons to do at the show, and it will definitely take you more than one or two days to do everything, so plan to jump in your Classic Chevrolet and head out to the show for several days! Special events include the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Contest on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, starting at noon. Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th starting at 7:30 p.m. on both days, you can see the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo.

The Chris Cox Horsemanship Clinic and the Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale will both be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. The clinic starts at 10:30 a.m. and the horse show and sale starts at 1:00 p.m.

Make sure you find time to see the All-Western Parade downtown on Saturday, January 18th, then check out the Celebrity Goat Milking Contest and the Goat Creative Costume Contest later that evening. The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and the contests start at 6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, anyone wearing Dickies for “Dickies Day” gets free general admission to the stock show grounds, so be sure to find something with the Dickies tag on it.

For some really great excitement, be sure you are there for the Bulls Night Out Extreme Bull Riding show on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. or Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. The Fort Worth Super Shootout Rodeo will be on Thursday, January 23. And if you’re really into rodeos, you can attend a free one-day rodeo camp for prospective bareback saddle bronc riders as long as you complete the pre-entry through PRCA. The school is limited to 50 participants. The public can watch the classes. The school takes place starting at 8:00 a.m. on January 26.

Be sure you stop by Classic Chevrolet for vehicle service or to test drive a new vehicle to take to the rodeo with you! And for more information about any vehicle or the rodeo, you can also stop by Classic Chevrolet.

Source: Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Try and Avoid Potholes in Your Chevrolet Dallas Ft Worth

chevrolet car dallasWhen I was younger, my grandfather would pick me up from Grapevine and drive me back to Dallas to stay with him and grandma for the weekend. Every time he picked me up, he would ask if I wanted to go the “pothole way” or the “skunk way”. Now that I’m older and driving myself, I realized that the “pothole” way was actually highway 183. I also realize how much he probably hated when I chose that route because potholes can actually damage your Chevy‘s tires, chassis, suspension and wheels/rims.

When it comes to advice on potholes, the first thing I’ll tell you is to flat out avoid them at all costs. That doesn’t mean you should violently swerve to try and miss them though. What I mean is that if you see one far enough away and have enough time to change lanes. But let’s face it, that’s not always the case.  You could either be traveling at too high of speeds to get out of the way in time or be stuck in between other vehicles.

A friend of mine once told me that he always sped up when he saw a pothole because he thought that high speeds would make your Chevrolet “fly” over the gap in the concrete. This is a very common misconception, though. The higher your speeds, the greater the damage you could cause. So if you’re going to hit a pothole, try and  slow down as much as possible. But don’t forget to look in your rear view mirror. You don’t want to break hard enough to cause the car behind you to panic or worse, rear-end you.

When you’re about to hit a pothole, get a tight grip on your Chevrolet‘s steering wheel. If you don’t, you may find yourself losing control and swerving left or right. Weather.com says that a pothole can send enough of a shock through your steering system to send your car into the next lane, potentially causing an accident… even if you don’t lose control.

Something else to keep in mind… DON’T BRAKE INTO A POTHOLE. I know I said you should slow down above, but I did not mean that you should hit the brakes the second before you hit the pothole. In fact, this is one of the worst things you can do to your Chevy. So slow down as much as possible, but be sure to let off the brakes in enough time for your car to come out of the “nosedive” position it’s in from hard braking.

We’re going to be seeing a LOT of rain this week in Dallas Ft Worth, Chevy owners. And guess what? Rain hides potholes! So be extra cautious. As I mentioned before, potholes can seriously mess up your Chevrolet in Dallas and Ft Worth. So if you’ve hit a lot recently, or even a really large one, you should probably bring your car in to the Classic Chevrolet service department and have your alignment checked. Moral of the story? Do your best to avoid hitting potholes in your new or used Chevrolet, DFW.

Thanks to Cassidy Schafer for contributing.

Keep Up With Santa This Holiday With OnStar!

If you have young children and OnStar you should think about checking this out this Christmas. Your new Chevy can tell you just exactly where Santa is on his trip this Christmas Eve. My children love it.

As part of a special partnership with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), OnStar subscribers can follow Santa Claus’ journey on Christmas Eve as he makes his way around the world in a single night.

Beginning on Christmas Eve at 6 a.m. EST, all subscribers have to do is push their blue OnStar button and ask for a “Santa Update.” An OnStar Advisor will be happy to provide updates on the jolly old elf’s journey using information provided by NORAD.

Individuals without an OnStar subscription can visit the NORAD Santa Tracker or call 877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) for Santa’s location.

Will you be following Santa’s journey this year? – OnStar

Let me know if you give this a try and how your kids feel about it!

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Here is one way for Chevy to save some money!

I would have never given another thought at hand drawing a billboard but apparently this artist didn’t mind at all. In order to save a little bit of money but more than likely just for fun and publicity Chevy decided to have a man hand draw a billboard instead of purchasing one. Granted it took him 8 hours to complete but if you watch the video below I think he did a really good job.

Watch and let me know what you think.

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Have You Played Pac Man In Your Car Lately? Like Real Life Pac Man?

*** Warning **** There is a bad word in this video but it was too interesting not to share. This is one hectic crazy commercial that Chevy did over in China for the new Chevy Cruze! Looks like it was probably a ton of fun. I would have loved to do something like that. In fact, I am surprised no one crashed. Ha!

Everyone is loving the new Chevrolet Cruze and if you get the opportunity to test drive one I say go for it! You’ll love it.

Wouldn’t you love to do something like that? The only thing they forgot to do was paint the cars pink, blue, red, orange, yellow… Well you get the picture.

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

The Importance Of Spark Plugs In Your New Car or Truck.

Do you know what spark plugs are used for? Do you know how important they are? Well they are a very important part of your new or used car or truck. They must be properly working for your vehicle to be working. 

spark plug  is an electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of some internal combustion engines and ignites compressed fuels such as aerosol gasoline, ethanol, and liquefied petroleum gas by means of an electric spark. – Wikipedia

Ok… So why are these funny looking things so important?

In a gasoline engine the importance of good sparkplugscannot be denied. The electrical arc between the electrode and the ground strap is like a miniature bolt of lightning that ignites the air fuel mixture and in turn generates the power that drives the wheels. 

These miniature lightning bolts are commonly called sparkplug firing by most mechanics. If the sparkplug doesn’t fire, the engine doesn’t start. When diagnosing a no start condition some mechanics will say the reason the engine won’t start is because there is no fire.

It is the ignition system that produces the electrical energy that fires the plug. Spark also must be maintained long enough to allow complete combustion of the air fuel mixture in the cylinder. The ignition system then has to deliver this electrical energy to each sparkplug at the right time. – Online Auto Repair

Can you now understand why it is so important to have good spark plugs? Bad spark plugs = car can’t/may not start. When you come to visit your Fort Worth chevy dealer for a tune-up make sure you ask if they will be replacing the spark plugs. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Windshield Washer Fluid VS Water. Which Should You Use?

So how many of you out there use water to clean your windshield instead of windshield washer fluid? Did you know that using water could potentially make you sick? I came across this article from Consumer Reports and I thought I needed to share it with my readers. You should use windshield washer fluid instead of water regardless if it makes you sick or not. It will clean your windshield better and when you get your regularly scheduled oil change at your Dallas Chevy dealer they will fill it up for free.

The AFP (Agence France-Presse) reports that using only water in your car’s windshield washer reservoir could increase your chances for contracting Legionnaires’ disease.

The report, coming from a recent Health Protection Agency (HPA) study, stated that motorists could increase their chances of getting the disease by around 20 percent if additional washer fluid isn’t added to the mix.

The researchers for the study interviewed 75 patients in England and Wales who had recovered from community-acquired Legionnaires’ disease between July 2008 and March 2009, comparing them to a group of matched people who had not experienced any similar infection. Willing participants were questioned on their driving habits, possible Legionella sources in vehicles, and known risk factors.

The bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease usually grow in the water or ventilation systems of large public buildings. When inhaled, the bacteria can cause pneumonia.

The AFP reports that this is the first time a link has been made between the disease and windshield washer fluid, and it goes on to say that “adding screen wash could mitigate the transmission of Legionella bacteria to drivers and passengers.” An HPA spokesperson commented that “further studies are now needed to determine whether the use of screen wash in wiper fluid could play a role in preventing this disease.” The HPA is exploring ways of taking this study forward with other organizations participating. The study found two exposures associated with vehicle use where there was an increased risk of Legionnaires’ disease: driving through industrial areas and driving or being a passenger in a vehicle without windshield wash in its wiper fluid. These associations had not been previously identified.

The abstract stated that “Not adding screenwash to windscreen wiper fluid is a previously unidentified risk factor and appears to be strongly associated with community acquired sporadic cases of Legionnaires’ disease.”

The HPA carried out the study after finding that cases of the potentially fatal disease were five times more prevalent among professional drivers in England and Wales than expected.

Between 400 and 550 cases of Legionnaires ’ disease have been reported in England and Wales in the last two years, with around one third of those infected as a result of travel to another country.

So next time your windshield wiper fluid needs to be topped off, use a washer detergent, not just plain water. It may cut down the risk of disease and certainly will keep the windshield cleaner.

—Mike Quincy

 

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

Does Your New 2010 Camaro Have Hydraulics?

The video is kind of slow at first but gets a little more entertaining around the 2:00 minute mark. It’s a beautiful 2010 Camaro on 22″ tires. Not sure what to think about the hydraulics. I’d have to drive with the hydraulics up cause i’d be afraid of losing the bumper going over a speed bump….What do you guys think?

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.

You Can Change Your Oil In Your New Car Or Truck Yourself. If You Want To.

A lot of people change their oil in their cars and trucks themselves. Lots of people don’t know how to change their oil and would rather just take their cars to their local Dallas Chevy dealer. I found this video that does a really great job of explaining how simple it can be to change your oil yourself if you want to. It’s a fairly simple task but you better make sure you don’t make a mess in the driveway.

Do you change your oil yourself?

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.