Start Your Day With a Healthy Breakfast Smoothie

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Breakfast smoothies are perfect for days when you don’t have time to put together an elaborate breakfast and just need to get on the road fast. It also means avoiding a fast food place for breakfast, so that’s a plus. Try making one of these two healthy breakfast smoothie recipes the next time you wake up late and need to hit the road fast.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This one’s packed with protein, so you’ll feel full despite the fact that you drank your breakfast through a straw.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (5.3 oz) cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoon peanut butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add milk, yogurt, peanut butter, cinnamon and oats to blender first. Add the frozen banana pieces on top.
  2. Blend and pulse for 1-2 minutes until thick and creamy.
  3. Pour into glass and garnish with oats, if desired.

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

If you’re looking for something healthier, this blueberry spinach smoothie brings the flavor.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 large frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons protein powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey, or to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender, cover with the lid, and whirl until smooth.
  2. Add more milk if needed to reach the desired consistency and taste for sweetness, adjusting as necessary.
  3. Pour into two glasses and enjoy promptly.

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Choosing an SUV vs Sedan

Classic Chevy here, giving you the best information on sedans and SUVs. First of all, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you might be wondering which type of vehicle to buy. Sedans and SUVs have different benefits and we’re here to run them down for you so you can make a great decision when you buy.

SUVs

If you’re looking to buy an SUV, you might want to consider a few pros and cons.

The pros:

  • You may have optional four-wheel drive.
  • You have more space in the SUV to carry items and people.
  • You can take SUVs on camping expeditions and into rough terrain.

The cons:

  • Gas is expensive with many older SUVs, and if the MPG rating isn’t great, you’ll be looking at spending a lot of money at the pump.
  • Larger vehicles may need more upkeep.
  • You may have difficulty getting up to speed as quickly as you can in a sedan.

Sedans

If you’re considering a sedan, you can think about these pros and cons:

The pros:

  • Sedans typically get more miles to the gallon than SUVs, which means you’ll save money on gas.
  • Sedans are quicker in many cases, so you can get up to higher speeds on highways.
  • Sedans are closer to the ground, so they may feel more stable.

The cons:

  • Sedans can’t hold as much as an SUV, so if you plan on long trips with multiple people, you could run out of space or feel cramped.
  • Sedans don’t normally have four-wheel drive unless you upgrade your package.
  • Sedans may not be able to handle rough terrain or inclement weather conditions as well as SUVs.

When it comes down to your decision, you’ll need to know what you plan to do with a sedan or SUV before you buy. Your lifestyle will be a major factor in the need for either one of these vehicles.

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Regardless of which type of vehicle you prefer, come see us at Classic Chevy – our inventory is sure to have something to suit your needs.

Don’t Miss These February Events in DFW

After you visit Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, head out on the town for some local events. You could even make a romantic day of it by getting your sweetheart a new vehicle for Valentine’s Day and then check out one of these other events happening in DFW this month.

Mardi Gras Parade – February 11

Celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, in Dallas with the Mardi Gras Parade. The parade runs from 4pm to 6pm and starts at the corner of Windomere Avenue and Davis Street and runs through the Bishop Arts District and ends at Melba Street.

Besides the parade, there will be food and drinks and other street vendors.

Valentine’s Day – February 14

Valentine’s Day can’t be overlooked; it’s on a Wednesday this year, but that won’t slow anything down. The DFW metroplex is home to award-winning, world-class restaurants, so be sure to scope out the culinary landscape and make your reservations ASAP. Some establishments will be running Valentine Day specials if you want to snag a deal, so be sure to ask about those regardless of where you plan to go.

Chinese New Year Festival 2018 – February 17

February 16 marks the Chinese New Year and Dallas will host a parade commemorating it on February 17. 2018 is the Year of the Dog on the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Crow Collection of Asian Art will host their 19th annual Chinese New Year Festival to celebrate. The festivities will be at NorthPark Center from 11am to 2pm and at Klyde Warren Park from 2pm to 8pm.

There will be art activities and demonstrations at both locations, as well as food and fireworks at Klyde Warren Park plus the main stage will be filled with a list of talented performers, old and new. Join in the fun at either location to say goodbye to the Year of the Rooster and ring in 2018 as the Year of the Dog, a year marked by loyalty, kindness, and love.

In order to honor the Year of the Dog, don’t forget to bring along your best dog friend to Klyde Warren Park for puppy portraits and pampering. In need of a furry companion? Don’t worry – they’ll have dog rescues out all day at the park including the SPCA of Texas, Dallas DogsRRR, and more.

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Make it a romantic day with a new Chevy and a night out by stopping by Classic Chevy to test drive a new sedan, coupe, SUV or truck.

You Know You’re from DFW When…

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the vehicle you need for your family, for work, or for the farm. If you already have a newer Chevy or did not plan to buy something new this year, be sure to give our service department a call to set up an appointment for maintenance or repairs.

Living in DFW, you’ve probably noticed that the Metroplex has its peculiarities. You know you’re a true native if you can relate to the following…

  • The traffic isn’t messing around. Hopefully you’ve got a good vehicle, because we all spend a lot of time in the driver’s seat.
  • And what’s up with the roads? They sure like to break them up, but then they forget to do anything afterwards!
  • No matter what the supposed season is, it’s best to bring a jacket along. And flip flops. And maybe an umbrella. And perhaps sunscreen. Just pack your closet is what we’re saying.
  • Even if you live east of Dallas or west of Fort Worth, you still struggle to decide which city to go to when you’re looking for a night out. Who can choose?
  • You know the four basic food groups and make sure you get them every day: barbecue, nachos, fajitas, and chili.
  • You know that the only real Mexican food is Tex-Mex.
  • When you refer to more than one person, you say “y’all” and when you tell someone you’re getting ready to do something, you say you’re ‘fix’n’ to do it.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next car, truck, or SUV. You’ll have several trim levels to choose from, plus each one has additional available options to make it your own. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may have running on Silverado models or any other models we have in stock.

Classic Chevrolet’s 6th Annual Steve Thompson Classic Golf Tournament Tops 2.5 Million Raised for Local Charities

In the words of Classic Chevrolet owner, Tom Durant at the 6th Annual Charity Check Presentation, “I never thought it would turn into what it is. It has become something that really makes a difference.” He was of course referring to the milestone $2.5 million dollars raised for local charities in just 6 years spearheaded by The Steve Thompson Classic Charity Golf Tournament named in honor of the late Steve Thompson of The Thompson Group at Classic. Since 2012 Classic Chevrolet employees have put on a charity golf tournament to raise money for local non-profits benefitting children in need, families facing challenges, orphans, the homeless, veterans and the disabled. A special committee formed by the employees of Classic Chevrolet chooses the charities and spends the entire year raising donations and planning the annual tournament. Every employee of Classic Chevrolet and The Thompson Group at Classic personally donate money through a payroll deduction program.

On November 22, 2017, the ceremony to distribute checks to now 14 local charities was held during a holiday luncheon attended by employees, charity representatives, sponsors and invited guests. The 2017 Steve Thompson Classic has raised another $200,000 again matched dollar for dollar by Tom and Susan Durant for a total of $400,000 bringing the total donations raised since 2012 to $2.5 million. The 14 charities include 6 Stones Mission Network, The Angel Fund of Trinity High School, RISE, GRACE, Food for the Soul, V.A.S.T., Community Storehouse, Neuro Assistance, Clubhouse for Special Needs, Miracle League, Unite for the Troops, Chari-T-2000, Heroes on the Water and Finding Me Global Academy.

Tim Lynch, commercial manager for The Thompson Group at Classic and chairman of this year’s Classic charity committee addressed the crowd, “These fourteen charities represent our community. They make us better people, they make us a better community, they make us a better dealership. After all, what they do is simply help people. As a dealership, that is also our goal, not just to sell something but instead to help someone. Together we can make a dynamic difference.”

Our Favorite Southern Chicken Recipes

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It’s Chicken Month! Celebrate everyone’s favorite bird by whipping up these scrumptious southern chicken recipes.

1. Traditional Southern Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • approx. 1 cup hot red pepper sauce (more or less depending on taste)
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • Peanut Oil for frying, though any oil will do in a pinch
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1 chicken, cut into pieces

Directions

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with water. Add hot sauce until egg mixture is bright orange. In another bowl, combine the flour and pepper. Season the chicken with the black pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Dip seasoned chicken into the egg mixture and then coat well in the flour mixture.

Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep skillet or pot. Keep the oil under the half the skillet/pot’s capacity.

Fry the chicken in oil until crispy and golden brown. Dark meat will take about 14 minutes. White meat will take about 9 minutes.

Try serving with mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and biscuits.

2. Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 package fingerling potatoes, halved
  • 8 oz. small carrots with tops
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Rub chicken thighs evenly with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Stir together salt, pepper, and rosemary in a bowl. Sprinkle the chicken thighs evenly with this spice mixture.

Next, stir together potatoes, carrots, and onion wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil and then with the remaining Tsp of spice mixture. Toss to coat evenly.

After, spread the vegetable medley in an even layer on a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined sheet pan lightly greased with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs 2-3 inches apart on vegetable medley.

Finally, bake at 375 degrees F for about an hour. Internal temperature in thickest part of chicken thighs will register at 170 degrees F when ready.

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Stay Cool During the Summer Months!

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Staying cool during a Texas summer is something we joke about in the Lone Star State. It seems impossible to keep the sweat beads from forming the moment you step out your front door and into the summer sun and stifling humidity. The following are 15 tips to help you stay cool this summer.

1. Use a sun umbrella to keep you shaded anywhere at anytime. Traditional rain umbrellas work just fine too.

2. Stop the ice cream truck, grab a tasty popsicle or ice cream cone and remember how much fun summer was when you were a kid.

3. Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverages before sticking them in the freezer. They’ll be ice cold in a fraction of the time.

4. Reach for ice cubes whenever you can. Whether you’re at home or digging in a friend’s cooler at a soccer game, ice cubes can offer a brief escape from the heat.

5. Enjoy iced coffee instead of hot coffee. Pour a pot of coffee into your ice trays, then use those cubes for your iced coffee, so it doesn’t become diluted.

6. Carry a paper fan. It may seem a bit primitive, but a good-old-fashioned paper fan can keep you cooler than if you travel without one.

7. Use a wet towel to cool yourself and your pets down. Place that towel in the freezer or refrigerator first for a whole new level of cool.

8. Bust out the fans. Even those with fully-functional air conditioning units can use fans in stuffier areas of the home. Place one by your bed for extra comfort at night.

9. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Tight clothing can make you unbearably hot on summer days. Opt for loose-fitting clothing that wicks the moisture and heat away instead.

10. Place ice packs or cold compresses on your wrists, elbows, ankles, neck and other areas for immediate relief when you’re feeling uncomfortably hot.

11. Give yourself some space. Unbearably hot summer days are not ideal for cuddling. Sleeping or laying alone keeps your partner’s body heat at bay.

12. Find your local watering holes. The heat of summer is one of the best times to start locating your town’s nearest swimming holes. Rivers, lakes and pools are some of the best (and most fun) solutions to sweaty Texas days.

13. Stay low in your house. Hot air rises, so you may notice your upstairs bedrooms becoming outrageously hot in summer. Opt for a summer of sleeping in the basement or living room instead.

14. Step back from the grill. Steer clear of turning on the stove, oven or grill. Hot summer days are ideal for enjoying cool sandwiches and salads instead.

15. Spend some time in your new Chevy. If you’re tired of dealing with the sub-par air conditioning in your everyday driver, stop in and see us at Classic Chevrolet to feel the cool breeze of air conditioning in your brand-new Chevy.

U.T. Edition Chevy Trucks

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If you are in the market for a Silverado and want to show your support for the University of Texas, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado University of Texas Edition. You can choose from a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive crew cab LT or LTZ. The trucks feature the Texas Edition Package.

U.T. Edition with Texas Edition Package

The Texas Edition Package features 20-inch polished aluminum wheels on the LT trim level and 20-inch chrome wheels on the LTZ trim level. The LT trim level also features body color mirrors and door handles while the LTZ trim level features chrome mirrors and door handles. Both trim levels feature the Texas Edition badge; and the LTZ features a spray-in bedliner.

LTZ Truck Configuration

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ with 1 LZ features a crew cab with a short box and two-wheel drive; a 5.3-liter V-8 fuel injected EcoTec3 engine backed by an automatic transmission, four doors, leather-appointed seats, front bucket seats with heated cushions and seat backs, 10-way power for the driver and front passenger seats, two-position driver memory and adjustable head restraints.

Additional options include chromed tubular assist steps, spray-on bedliner with the bowtie logo, a floor-mounted console with movable cup holders, power cord management and cell phone storage, sunset orange metallic paint, Chevrolet MyLink audio, an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen with navigation, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM radio, USB ports, an SD card slot, Bluetooth, hands-free smart phone integration, Pandora Internet Radio and voice activation for the radio and phone.

Engine and Transmission

The EcoTec3 5.3-liter engine makes 355 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm. It is backed by an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking.

Additional Texas Edition Features

Additional features you’ll find on the Texas Edition include Bose sound speakers on some models, a max trailering package on some models, all-season blackwall tires, special UT decals on the side of the bed and rear tailgate, a Bose sound system with a seven-speaker system including a sub woofer if the truck is ordered with bucket seats – this is included with the LTZ Plus Package and rear under seat storage.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive one of the new Texas Edition models and to learn more about this models features.

Chevy Youth Baseball Team Sponsorship

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Chevy Youth Baseball is in its 10th year. This grassroots community outreach program helps bring baseball – America’s favorite pastime – together with America’s favorite brand – Chevrolet. Each dealership involved, including Classic Chevrolet, is in a Local Marketing Association. The dealership and association sponsor one youth baseball league in the community.

Making a Difference

The dealerships make a difference in the lives of the entire team by providing a test drive fundraising opportunity, equipment donations and a sponsorship check. The program helps to get the Chevrolet brand out in front of people’s minds and it also gives children a chance to be involved in a sport they otherwise may not be able to participate in.

Because of the donations, the local youth baseball programs have a chance to grow and gives the dealership to build a relationship with the community. Classic Chevrolet will provide items such as Chevy-branded youth baseball equipment, a presentation check, Chevy youth baseball banners, a sponsorship check, invitations for league members to attend a free instructional clinic and a test drive fundraising opportunity.

The banners features Chevy vehicles and are customized with the dealership’s name. The test drive fundraiser allows the league to earn more sponsorship dollars. The sponsorship and presentation checks are given by the association to the dealership and are to be presented to the league. Each check is $500.

The dealership will also provide one or more ½-day instructional clinics for the league. The participants will receive free fundamental training from instructors who are experienced.

Visit Classic Chevy

Visit Classic Chevy today to learn more about our participation in the Chevy Youth Baseball Team and to learn how you can help with fundraising for the local league. You never know who you might help take that step into high school and college baseball, and who you might just push into professional baseball with your help.

Service and Parts Specials at Classic

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Getting your vehicle serviced is something that must be done if you want it to last a long time. In some cases, people skip over service appointments because they are afraid of the cost or simply don’t have the extra money at the time. You can reduce some of the cost of service by taking advantage of our service specials at Classic Chevrolet.

Oil Change, Tire Rotation and Inspection

Keeping your oil changed is just as important as doing an inspection on your vehicle. When you have an inspection done each time you have the vehicle’s oil changed, you can find things that are worn to the point where they might leave you stranded.

Get a 5-quart oil change, 4-tire rotation and a 27-point inspection for just $34.95 with conventional oil or $39.95 with Dexos1. These prices exclude full synthetic and diesel engines. Tax and more than 5 quarts of oil are extra. Other restrictions may apply. This special expires December 31, 2015.

ACDelco Professional DuraStop Brake Pads

For just $99.95 per axle, get ACDelco Professional DuraStop brake pads installed and have the rotors inspected. If the rotors need to be turned or replaced, that is extra, as is tax and all other services. This prices excludes Corvettes and other select vehicles. This offer ends December 31, 2015.

30-Day Tire Price Guarantee

If you buy select tires from us and find a better price on the same tires within 30 days of purchase, we will refund the difference. Eligible brands include BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin, Pirelli and Uniroyal. You’ll have to bring the store’s ad, a written estimate or an Internet quote in for the identical tires from one of our competitors. This offer ends on March 31, 2015.

Limited Lifetime Parts Warranty

Our Limited Lifetime Parts Warranty is available for select auto parts from your Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealer. As long as the parts are dealer-installed, the Limited Lifetime Part Warranty will cover the cost of the new part. The part must be customer paid; and the warranty does not cover labor for the replacement part.

Call Classic Chevy for a Service Appointment Today

Call our service department at Classic Chevy to set up a service appointment and to learn more about restrictions on specials for certain vehicles.