Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to live in warmer months, but sometimes the winters are pretty intense with snow and ice. However, you shouldn’t let that hold you back. The Keystone State has many outdoor activities to entice you out from the warm fireplace for some chilly fun.
Visit a Ski Resort
Pennsylvania has many ski destinations Pennsylvania has to offer, like the four-star Bear Creek Mountain Resort. It features 23 ski trails during the winter months and boasts a full hotel, spa, and all the amenities for a one-stop shop for winter relaxation and fun. It’s located just a short drive from Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore, so the resort is also a great place to meet family and friends from all over.
The Pocono Mountains
A visit to the Pocono Mountains is perfect for someone seeking a high-class outing or just someone who enjoys the winter countryside for more than skiing. For some guided fun, destinations like the Skytop Lodge offer novel outdoor activities like dog sledding and tobogganing on 5,500 glistening acres of snow.
For the truly adventurous outdoors person, a winter drive to the Great Lakes is always an option in Pennsylvania. Pymatuning State Park is a popular ice fishing destination thanks to the added convenience of nearby camping facilities. Don’t forget to register for a Pennsylvania fishing license before you head out.
Don’t let winter lock you inside your home. If you need a vehicle to conquer the snow with, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.
Hot chocolate is the drink of the season for a reason: when we come inside from the cold after building a snowman or making snow angels, hot chocolate warms us up, no matter what age we are. Make your winter adventures even more exciting with these fun hot cocoa upgrades.
Spice it up
One way to upgrade your hot chocolate is to add spices. You’ve had the pumpkin spice latte—why not try throwing some pumpkin pie spice in with your cocoa? Add cinnamon for more subtle flavoring, or even try cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
Stir in herbs
Mint is the perfect herb to add to hot chocolate—just crush up a handful of fresh mint or even add peppermint extract to get that cool flavor alongside the rich cocoa. You can also try adding other dessert-friendly herbs, like basil.
Make it creamier
When it comes to hot cocoa, the creamier the better. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter, almond butter, or whatever your favorite nut butter is to make your hot chocolate super thick and creamy, without detracting from the flavor. You can even try adding some cookie butter to make it sweeter!
Of course, nothing beats the classic additions, like a bit of vanilla extract for that silky taste and an espresso shot or two to keep you from falling asleep by the fire as you watch the snow fall outside. (Don’t give this one to the kids, though!)
If you need a car to help you get through winter weather in one piece, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.
Last week was a big one for the Chevrolet Silverado. On Tuesday Chevy announced that the 2020 Silverado HD would debut in February of 2019, and just two days later it showed off the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country, one of five distinct models.
Silverado HD Redesign
With the redesign of the 2020 Silverado HD, Chevy has worked to make the HD models stand apart from the light-duty Silverado 1500, since they’re made for different drivers with different needs. The 2020 HD models will feature state-of-the-art trailering technology and the most powerful towing and hauling ever seen on the Silverado.
More Advanced Than Ever
The 2020 Silverado HD is more advanced than ever, and it’s gotten a makeover to match, with rugged styling and modern touches that give it a perfect balance of premium comfort and capable performance. The 2020 HD only has its roof in common with the Silverado 1500—everything else is exclusive to the Silverado HD line.
The 2020 Silverado HD is unique in its offering of five distinct models for totally different kinds of customers, including the recently announced High Country, along with Work Truck, Custom, LT, and LTZ. The High Country trim sports exclusive color combinations and technologies that make the Silverado HD into a luxury car as well as a powerful utility vehicle.
To learn more about the new trucks in the Chevy lineup, contact us at H&H Chevrolet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.