Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Enjoy One Last Family Road Trip Before Summer Ends

The kids are going back to school soon, and you’re trying to round up the troops for one last family road trip. One of the most important things when traveling with kids is having a steady supply of snacks on hand, and knowing what restaurants are in the areas you’ll be traveling through so you can make an educated decision about where to take everyone.

Snacks like string cheese, rice cakes, pretzels, bagels, sandwiches, apple slices, bananas, granola bars, cookies, raisins, cereal, etc. stand up against travel pretty well and are unlikely to spoil or get too squished to eat if you keep them in a safe, readily available place.

Rest stops make perfect pit stops if you’ve packed picnic-style, and give your kids’ restless legs a chance to stretch and run around. This can save you a headache later when the little ones are all too hyper because they’ve been sitting in the car for a long time!

Choosing family-friendly restaurants en route is a good idea as well – we all know how much a packet of crayons and a coloring book place mat means to grouchy kids.

Where are you headed for your last family trip?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shark Week: Chevrolet Shark Cars

Can't get enough of Shark Week? Celebrate with these shark-themed Chevrolet vehicles:

1961 Chevrolet Mako Shark I/XP-755


1965 Chevrolet Mako Shark II

1999 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 Shark

Which Chevy shark car is your favorite?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Break Your Bad Driving Habits

Hey, you! Don’t be a bad driver! There are a few behaviors that are especially harmful, and we want you to break these bad habits now. It could save a life, or at the least, save someone from experiencing road rage.

Stop using your cell phone while you’re driving – you got it, no texting or calling. If you absolutely have to make a phone call, at least invest in Bluetooth devices or put it on speaker so you have both hands on the wheel.

Stop cutting people off. You know that driver who cuts across four lanes of traffic because they almost missed their turn? Yeah, don’t be that person. It puts others in danger and is bad for your car. Plan ahead! And don’t always trust your GPS – those pesky last minute recalculations will get you. It’s safer to simply turn around further up the road.

Don’t tailgate! There should be ample space between you and the driver in front of you in the event that someone needs to make an emergency stop. No one likes getting rear ended.

Learn how to merge. Drivers who don’t know how to merge into another lane smoothly cause some of the worst accidents and pile ups.

Have some driving tips of your own? Share them in the comments.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

4 Tips for a Healthy Chevy

When you buy a car, you want it to perform at its best for as long as possible. Here are some tips to extend the life of your vehicle: 

1. Clean the Inside, Not Just the Outside

It might seem like enough to regularly wash the outside of your car, but it’s important to keep your interior clean. Dirt, spilled liquids, and other litter can be corrosive or abrasive. Vacuum and sponge your car’s interior every time you wash your car, not just every once in a while.

2. Protect the Paint

Your car’s paint looks nice, but it also protects the body of your car from rust. Park in the shade whenever possible to avoid faded paint, or purchase a car cover. Make sure to touch up any nicks as soon as possible to prevent rust from forming. 

3. Rotate the Tires

Rotating your tires will ensure that you get the maximum life out of them by evenly distributing the tire wear. Your owner’s manual should specify how often you should rotate your tires, but if not rotate every 6,000 to 7,500 miles. 

4. Drive with Care

Driving with care means there will be longer intervals between repairs. Accelerate slowly, don’t let it idle, don’t hold the steering wheel at extreme angles, and consolidate your short driving trips.

Share your own tips in the comments.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Get Rid of That Mess and Organize Your Chevy

When driving to your destination, it’s important to keep your car organized. An organized car is a safe car, plus it is much easier to find what you need when your car is well organized. Here are some steps to get your car in order:

Step 1 – Get Rid Of Clutter

Remove anything extra that doesn’t belong in your car. Get rid of papers you no longer need, and throw away any trash. Don’t store things in your car. If you don’t need it right away and it isn’t for emergencies, put it back in the house.

Step 2 – Organize the Interior

Make sure all of your essential items are within easy reach, so that you don’t get distracted from the road if you need them. Get a glove compartment organizer, and add a trash can or bag so that garbage can be easily disposed of.

Step 3 – Organize the Trunk

Though it’s important to have essentials such as an emergency repair kit and first aid kit in your trunk, you don’t want it to be constantly full. Make sure that you have plenty of room to put items such as groceries, or luggage for when you go on vacation. Purchase a trunk organizer to keep smaller items from shifting around as you drive.

If you have some car organization tips of your own, we’d love to hear them! Share your ideas in the comments.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Minnesota Vacation Ideas

Take a vacation this weekend! We have some great Minnesota vacation ideas for you:

Grand Marais

This spot is for nature lovers. As a small town on Lake Superior, Grand Marais offers plenty of picturesque cabins to rent so that you can get away from the city for a while.

The Boundary Waters

Located in Northeastern Minnesota, this beautiful recreation area is a true wilderness experience. You will travel by canoe, portaging between lakes with no electricity, phone lines, or roads. If this is a little too much nature for you, there are several vacation resorts in nearby towns.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Visit Minnesota’s Twin Cities. From parks, to museums, to sports, Minneapolis and St. Paul have something for everyone.


Instead of being gone the entire weekend, take a daytrip to Valleyfair. This amusement park has been a Minnesota staple for almost 40 years, but it is constantly being updated with new rides and attractions. 

Have some great Minnesota vacation stories? Share them in the comments.