Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Crafts For Kids

Combine your kids’ love of Christmas and crafting with these fun Christmas crafts for kids. They will keep your kids busy and add some wonderful holiday cheer to your home. They can even turn some of them into gifts.

 

Edible Snow Globe

There is nothing quite like the magic of a snow globe. This one makes it even better because you can eat it. You will need white chocolate peanut butter cups, 16-ounce canning jars, and some other fun, edible decorations to create this masterpiece.

 

Homemade Wrapping Paper

You know that stack of old brown bags you got from the grocery store? Your kids can turn those into beautiful wrapping paper. Carefully unfold the bags until they lie flat, carve some holiday-shaped potato stamps, and stamp away.

 

Candy Cane Mouse

This cute this critter uses a candy cane for a tail and is the perfect addition to any Christmas tree. All you need is some gray felt, fabric glue, and a few other crafty details for this cute creation.

 

Gingerbread Ornaments

These ornaments are made using gingerbread, but not the kind you want to eat. They have a rich, sweet smell that adds to their charm. You can either bake them slowly in an oven or lay them in a sunny spot to dry.

 

Here at H&H Chevrolet, we love spending the holidays with our families. We hope these craft ideas bring you some festive cheer.

 

History of Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots

 

During the holiday season, many families look for ways that they can give back to their communities and help those in need. One program that has helped needy children for many years is Toys for Tots. The history of Toys for Tots dates back to 1947.

 

Beginnings

In 1947, Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks started a program that supported children in need after his wife wanted him to donate her handmade dolls somewhere and he couldn’t find a suitable organization. In that year alone, Major Hendricks and his reserve unit in L.A. distributed over 5,000 toys.

 

National Campaign

After that success, the Commandant directed all Marine Reserve Sites to start their own Toys for Tots programs. In 1948, it became a national campaign.

 

Growth

As his civilian job, Bill Hendricks was Director of Public Relations at Warner Brothers Studios. Through his connections with friends and celebrities, he was able to help Toys for Tots grow even more. Walt Disney even designed the first Toys for Tots poster, which was officially adopted as the logo.

 

Make A Difference

Each year, on average, the Toys for Tots program gives out 18 million toys to 7 million children in need. If you want to support Toys for Tots, you can make a monetary donation online or drop off new toys at a drop-off location.

 

Here at H&H Chevrolet, we’re so happy that people are doing all they can to make Christmas bright for everyone in Shippensburg.

Get In-Car Delivery from Amazon and OnStar®

2019 Chevrolet Spark

If you have ever had a problem with an Amazon package getting stolen off of your front porch, Chevrolet has a new solution. There is now in-car delivery from Amazon available at no extra cost for model year 2015 and newer Chevrolet owners with active Onstar® and Amazon Prime accounts.

The Service

“Partnering with Amazon to leverage our embedded in-vehicle connectivity gives Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the option to conveniently receive deliveries inside their vehicle parked at home, work or near other locations in their Amazon address book,” said Alan Batey, President, General Motors North America.

How To Utilize

To utilize Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, you will need to download the Amazon Key app. Then, you will need to opt in to the service and link your Amazon and OnStar accounts. You can then register your preferred delivery locations. When you are shopping on Amazon, you would select the “In-Car” delivery option and select your desired location.

Your Updates and Security

When the delivery is on its way, you will receive a notification through the Amazon Key app. Then, you will get a second notification when the delivery is completed and your vehicle has been locked. Deliveries have to be made to cars parked in publicly accessible areas, like a parking lot or street.

If your Chevy isn’t new enough for in-car delivery, contact us at H&H Chevrolet for more information on our inventory.

How to Transport Food in Your Car

Family Dinner

Now that the holiday season is officially here, you probably have a lot of parties and family gatherings in your future. This usually means there will be food involved and you have to get that food from your house to the host. Here are a few tips on how to transport food in your car without spilling it.

Hot Dishes

For hot dishes, like casseroles, you will need a large cardboard box or laundry basket and a handful of towels. Fold up a towel and place it at the bottom of the box. Then, place the casserole dish on top of it. Roll up the remaining towels and place them snuggly around the dish. To keep the box from sliding around, put a rubberized mat underneath.

Pies

One of the easiest ways to transport a single pie is by placing an empty pie plate over top of the pie then sealing the edges together with aluminum foil. If you have more than one pie, place them next to each other on a baking sheet and wrap foil around both the pies and the baking sheet. Place the pies on a grippy surface in your trunk.

Bite-Size Items

If you are bringing along small hors d’oeuvres or cookies and don’t want them to get squished together on a plate, place a kitchen towel on a baking sheet and then lay out your items on the towel. Wrap the entire baking sheet in plastic wrap.

If your vehicle needs some help to prepare for a long road trip, contact the service department at H&H Chevrolet for help.

Next-Generation Engine Technology in 2019 Silverado

Chevy Silverado Engine

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Engine Technology

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has been completely redesigned. It will offer bold new styling, more premium features, and next-generation engine technology. This will include advanced V8 gasoline engines including the proven 5.3-liter and the 6.2-liter, both with Dynamic Fuel Management.

Dynamic Fuel Management

“Chevrolet first introduced its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system in 2005, and Dynamic Fuel Management is a natural progression of the technology,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer. “Dynamic Fuel Management enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power you want, seamlessly delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy.”

Active Fuel Management allowed an engine to switch between eight- and four-cylinder operation as needed. Dynamic Fuel Management, on the other hand, features 17 cylinder patterns. This helps maximize fuel efficiency and power use.

2018 Silverado Comparison

Compared to a 2018 Silverado with Active Fuel Management, a 2019 Silverado with Dynamic Fuel Management operates fewer than eight cylinders 9% more often.

The 5.3-liter V8 is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a Hydra-Matic eight-speed automatic transmission. For even more power, the 6.2-liter V8 offers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. Both engines also come equipped with driver-selectable stop/start technology.

 

We’re so excited about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. Come talk to us at H&H Chevrolet to learn more about its special features.

2019 Silverado’s Technology Take Trailering into the Future

Chevy Silverado

With the release of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we are entering a new generation of truck, not just in style, but more importantly, in technology. The 2019 Silverado’s technology will make trailing and hauling easier, safer, and more intuitive, especially with the available Advanced Trailer System.

Advanced Trailer System

The Advanced Trailer System (ATS) will come standard on LTZ and High Country trims and will be optional on the LT, RST, and Trail Boss models. ATS will offer a variety of innovative features. For starters, it has hitch guidance with a hitch view built in to the backup camera. This will make lining up your hitch with the trailer so much easier.

Once you have the hitch lined up, the auto parking brake assist will activate so your Silverado does not roll slightly out of alignment when you put it in park. This turns on automatically while using the hitch view.

Tire Pressure Monitor

Another great feature is the trailer tire pressure monitor. Once some special equipment is installed on your trailer, you will be able to easily check the pressure and temperature of all the tires on your trailer. Just like with your truck, which tells you when the tire pressure is low, your trailer can do the same thing.

 

To learn more about the Advanced Trailer System and the 2019 Chevy Silverado, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.

Tips for Staying Safe

Driving with Pets

 

Bringing your pet on a road trip is nothing short of fun, especially if your pet can’t wait to hit the road. Nevertheless, there are important safety tips to keep in mind when you’re driving with pets, especially dogs and cats. Above all else, make sure your pet is comfortable and happy when you’re driving.

 

According to the American Humane Society, it’s a smart idea to take some short test trips before you commit to a longer road trip with a pet. Get your dog or other animal used to the experience and try to give your pet treats when they get in the car so they associate the vehicle with a positive experience. In some cases, your pet may get car sick, which may require special medicine to prevent nausea.

 

Be sure to get proper ID tags and update your microchip registration. In the event of an accident, it’s fairly common for pets to flee the scene. If they’re not identifiable, pets can get lost. This is also why it’s a good idea to buy restraints like a car carrier, pet seat belt, or barrier to keep your pet secure in the event of a collision.

 

Never allow your pet to stick their head out the window, as they might be struck by road debris. Wind can also irritate the mucous membranes in many dogs, so there can be negative secondary effects. You should also avoid putting dogs in the bed of a truck, as roughly 100,000 dogs die in accidents each year because they were in the back of a pickup.

 

For a new ride that’s perfect for bringing along your animal best friend, contact the team at H&H Chevrolet.

New 2019 Silverado 1500 Design Gets Added Bed Space

2019 Silverado 1500

 

The 2019 Silverado 1500 design comes with more cargo room than ever before thanks to the especially large bed. The Silverado has the most functional bed of any truck on the market, offering lots of space and several features to improve versatility. If you’re looking for a truly capable truck, check out the new Silverado 1500.

According to Chevrolet, the 2019 Silverado has up to 89 cu ft of space with the Long Box configuration, which is 14 cu ft more than the 2018 model year. The Short Box and Standard Box configurations are also considerably larger, allowing you to store a wider range of cargo. Plus, the high-strength steel design can withstand 500 MPa, which is significantly more than trucks like the F-Series or Ram 1500.

“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors. “We’ve added so many features and benefits that it deserves its own name – Durabed.”

In addition to more space, the Silverado 1500 has added features like 12 fixed tie-downs that can hold 500 pounds of pressure before bending. Available in-bed LED lighting provides visibility so you can work at night, and an optional 110/120-volt outlet provides a convenient power source.

To learn more about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, contact the team at H&H Chevrolet.

Ways to Save Money On a Road Trip

Ways to Save Money On a Road Trip

 

There are plenty of ways to save money on a road trip, and it starts by utilizing what’s already available to you. Check out these simple methods to make the most of your vacation!

Free Attractions

Taking advantage of all the free attractions your destination has to offer is a great way to have fun and save money simultaneously. Take the time to get a guidebook and look through it to see what free activities your area has to offer. Types of free attractions might include music festivals, historic sites, and museums.

Avoid Toll Roads

Avoiding toll roads altogether is one of the best ways to save money while traveling. Unfortunately, knowing all the toll roads that you’ll encounter on a long road trip is nearly impossible. That’s why we have technology!

GPS apps and in-vehicle navigation systems give drivers a choice between multiple routes. Most routes are similar in time traveled and go through the same areas. The only major difference is one option will allow you to avoid toll roads.

Slow Down

Fuel economy tends to gradually decrease at speeds above 50 mph. Traveling the speed limit already reduces fuel economy, but going over the speed limit can result in more fuel stops. If you get caught exceeding the speed limit, you could face hefty fines as well. Slow down and enjoy the savings!

If you’re not sure that your ride can handle a long road trip, contact us at H&H Chevrolet for a new one or repairs.

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Preview

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Preview

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer marks the return of a midsize crossover that left the market years ago. With a history dating back to 1969, the Chevrolet Blazer makes its way to the automaker’s lineup for the moniker’s 50th anniversary.

Comfort and Convenience

Capable of seating up to five passengers, the Chevrolet Blazer will feature premium comfort features, such as automatic climate control and a heated steering wheel. Sliding rear seats come standard on all models, allowing for easy access throughout the Blazer. Range-topping trim levels will include heated outboard second-row seats.

Performance

The Chevrolet Blazer is available with two powerful engine options. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque. The available 3.6-liter V6 engine produces 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The all-new Chevrolet Blazer will be available with front- and all-wheel drive. Models equipped with the optional V6 engine offer a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 lbs.

Style

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer features a design that was clearly influenced by the Camaro sports car. A large grille, thin headlights, and tall hood make for an intimidating stare. All models feature HID headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lights. Dual exhaust outlets offer a sporty aesthetic. The top RS and Premier trims include standard 21-inch wheels.

We have a while to wait for the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, so feel free to contact us at H&H Chevrolet to learn more about the crossovers we already have in stock.