Halloween is beloved by children greatly because of trick-or-treating. However, this also means that there are lots of children roaming the streets come Halloween night. As such, it’s important to practice safe driving on Halloween to keep you and trick-or-treaters safe.
Turn On Your Headlights
Even if it is still light outside, be sure to turn on your
headlights. This will make it easier for you to see children and for them to
Put Away Any Distractions
A distracted driver is a dangerous driver, so make sure you
put your phone away. You might even consider turning off the radio so you can
pay even more attention to your surroundings. This will also help you hear
what’s going on around your vehicle.
You should always follow the speed limit. However, on
Halloween night, you should drive even slower. Driving slowly will help you stop
faster if any excited kids dart out into traffic.
Yield To Pedestrians
If you are at a street corner or crosswalk, wait for
pedestrians to cross the street. Then, carefully scan the road before
continuing to drive.
We at H&H Chevrolet hope you and your children have a fun and spooky Halloween. Stop by our service department for repairs and routine maintenance before driving on Halloween.
Ordering a pizza has never been easier thanks to Chevrolet Marketplace technology. Marketplace is a free service offered through connected GM models, which allows you to access services and special deals while you’re on the go. The latest company to team up with Chevy on the Marketplace platform is Domino’s Pizza.
Press Of A Button
According to Chevrolet, the new Marketplace feature allows drivers to order either a saved option or their most recent order with the press of a button. With pre-set preferences, the Marketplace system allows you to pick up a pizza in-store or to have it delivered to your home. That means you could have a hot pizza ready to go by the time you get home from a long day of work.
Commitment To Customers
“We admire Chevy’s commitment to providing the technology that consumers want the most,” said Chris Roeser, director of digital experience at Domino’s. “Now, Marketplace will provide pizza lovers an easy way to order the pizza they love.”
The Domino’s pizza ordering feature is just the latest in a string of convenient connectivity features. For instance, you can also access an in-dash fuel payment system through Marketplace, which lets you apply fuel-savings programs at select gas pumps when you fill-up.
Chevy is truly a leader in the industry when it comes to connectivity. Learn more about all the cool technologies in their vehicles at H&H Chevrolet!
Learning to drive and to go out on our own is one of the first steps we take as teenagers toward real adulthood and independence. But when we are on the other end of this process — as parents — it can be a lot less exciting and a lot more worrying. That’s why Chevrolet came out with its Teen Driver technology several years ago, preventing bad teen driver habits in real time and providing feedback to parents for coaching later.
The newest addition to the technology is called Buckle to Drive, and — you guessed it — it encourages teen drivers to wear their seat belts in order to drive their Chevy vehicle. This feature will be standard on the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, Traverse, and Colorado.
“Buckle to Drive is Chevrolet’s latest feature designed to encourage young drivers to develop safe driving habits right from the start,” said Tricia Morrow, Chevrolet safety engineer. “Buckle to Drive is embedded in Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system and is aimed at helping remind teens to buckle up every time they get behind the wheel.”
If you are a parent driving one of these vehicles, you must turn on Teen Driver to activate the Buckle to Drive feature. The system will then detect if your teen driver is not wearing their seat belt and will alert the driver when this happens, forcing the driver to put it on before continuing.
Visit H&H Chevy today to check out a vehicle equipped with Chevrolet’s teen-friendly Buckle to Drive technology.
We’ve witnessed the revival of several iconic Chevrolet nameplates, like the Blazer and TrailBlazer — and based on a recent patent filed by Chevrolet, we may be seeing another triumphant return.
Back in March, the automaker reserved the rights to use the Cavalier name on “motor land vehicles, namely automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, engines therefor and structural parts thereof.”
During its run from 1982-2005, the Cavalier was available as a four-door sedan, two-door coupe, two-door convertible, and even a five-door station wagon. While most of these body styles aren’t a big hit with consumers nowadays, it’s possible that the Cavalier could replace the outgoing Chevrolet Cruze — or return as a hatchback, crossover, or SUV.
In the U.S., Chevrolet hasn’t used the Cavalier nameplate since 2005. However, the Cavalier still enjoys a strong presence around the globe — it’s currently sold in China, while in Mexico, the Cavalier recently replaced the Chevrolet Sonic.
Although General Motors denies rumors that it plans to reintroduce the Cavalier to the U.S. market, it wouldn’t be shocking to see this signature sedan make a comeback.
In a recent survey done by AutoList.com, they asked about 1,750 car shoppers three questions. The first question was their age, the second question was what vehicle brand they would purchase now, and the third was what brand they currently own.
After the results were tallied, Chevrolet came out as the preferred brand for both millennials and the younger buyers of Generation Z.
Reason For The Preference
“Chevy is doing a great job of trading on its reputation as a no-nonsense, affordable brand while at the same time adding to its vehicles the stuff younger buyers covet,” said Chase Disher, an analyst at Autolist.com. “This includes things like Wi-Fi hotspots, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™ connectivity, wireless phone charging and an intuitive infotainment system.”
To show that this wasn’t just a fluke, QuoteWizard did its own study and got similar results. The study found that young buyers are drawn to Chevy, in part because of affordable MSRPs. In addition, the Chevrolet Impala was ranked 6 out of 10 as one of the “most popular cars driven by millennials.”
Test-drive a shiny new 2019 Chevy for yourself when you stop by H&H Chevrolet. We’ll help match you with the right vehicle to suit your budget and preferences.
It happens to all of us: we forget where we parked our car, or we forget to text our family member that we arrived at where we said we were going. Luckily, Chevy has a solution for us, as the automaker has just added a convenient new Vehicle Locate feature to its myChevy smartphone app.
The Vehicle Locate feature has two main functions: Firstly, it stores your vehicle’s location when parking, making it so you’re always able to find your vehicle quickly in crowded lots. Secondly, it allows you to set boundary areas. Once you set a boundary area, you can select which family members and friends you’d like the app to automatically send text alerts to, letting them know that you have arrived at or departed from a particular location. For instance, you can set your workplace as a boundary area and automatically let your special someone know when you leave work and are on your way home. Alternatively, you can set your teen driver’s school as a boundary area, making it so you get an automatic alert when they arrive at school.
With the new feature, everyday travel alerts between family members are made effortless, giving you peace of mind that your loved ones have arrived safely at their destinations. Contact us at H&H Chevrolet if you need help with myChevy app’s new Vehicle Locate function or any of its other functions.
Whether you’re planning a spring break trip or just want to get out and about this spring, spring’s warmer weather and longer days present the perfect opportunity to explore new places. You don’t have to venture down south or spend big bucks, however, as there are plenty of spring road-trip destinations in the Midwest. Here are a few that we recommend.
The state of Wisconsin has over 15,000 lakes, so you’re sure to find beautiful wildlife and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state. Door County is a popular spot in May for locals and out-of-towners, as the peninsula boasts lilac fields, quant towns, and shopping venues.
If you’ve never been to Chicago, spring is the perfect time to do so, as the weather is much more temperate than its freezing winters and hot summers. From the Art Institute of Chicago to Shedd Aquarium, the Windy City has something for everyone. Since it’s located on the shore of Lake Michigan, it a hotspot for paddleboarding, going on dinner cruises, and more.
If you’re a bird lover, you might want to consider attending Warbler Weekend (May 10-12) at Minnesota’s Frontenac State Park. Warbler Weekend is hosted by the Saint Paul Audubon Society and features activities like guided bird walks. You can camp at Frontenac, or try out some of the state’s other outdoor venues, like Carley State Park (known for its lovely Virginia bluebell flowers) or Beaver Creek Valley State Park.
Stop by H&H Chevrolet if you’re in need of a new Chevy to transport you to and from these Midwest destinations. We can also schedule a maintenance appointment for your current vehicle, to help ensure your safe travels.
Gettysburg is a town full of history, and history is best experienced with your family. The site of a major battle in the American Civil War, Gettysburg includes several educational experiences that give kids and adults alike a dose of history. Check out these awesome things to do while visiting Gettysburg.
A visit to the Gettysburg History Center is an absolute must, especially if it’s your family’s first trip. While touring a full battlefield can take hours, viewing the Gettysburg Diorama takes just 30 minutes. There are more than 20,000 hand-painted figures on the battlefield. Many of them include lights and sound that make the replica more vivid.
The Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station is a shining symbol of the Battle of Gettysburg. President Abraham Lincoln arrived at the station when he came to give the Gettysburg Address. Visiting this site is free and open to the public.
The Battle of Gettysburg truly shaped the town unlike any event before it. Today, the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians preserve the history and educate visitors. Families can walk the streets and see just what the citizens and soldiers lived through in 1863. Walking tours last 90 minutes. Group sizes are limited to preserve the quality of the tour.
Need a new vehicle to transport you and your family on your Gettysburg day trip? Stop by H&H Chevrolet to take a shiny new 2019 Chevy for a test drive.
Who says an electric car can’t be fast? The Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept fuses the performance muscle car enthusiasts want with the eco-friendly efficiency that environmentalists crave. And it can jet down a drag strip in as little as 9 seconds.
In its initial appearance, the electric Chevrolet Camaro tore down a quarter-mile strip in just 10.14 seconds. That was just at 80-percent power though. The engineers behind the electric model knew they could do better.
The electric Chevrolet Camaro concept features a powertrain that generates 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. The instant torque isn’t definitely impressive. After all, how often does a muscle car manage to pop a wheelie off the starting line?
Not only is the concept fast, but it’s also quiet, like most other electric vehicles. The 800-volt system is comprised of four 175-pound batteries located in the rear of the Camaro for enhanced stability.
As electric cars increase in popularity around the world, the electric Chevrolet Camaro concept might make its way to dealership lots in the near future. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting concept car. In the meantime, stop by to take one of our current Chevy Camaro models for a test drive.
Motor Trend has released a report that Chevrolet is working on a small crossover addition to its lineup—and that it may bear the TrailBlazer name. According to the sources, the new Chevy TrailBlazer will fit between the subcompact crossover Trax and the compact SUV Equinox.
Chevrolet has yet to release any information about whether the new TrailBlazer is anything more than a rumor, but allegedly, when asked about the possibility, Chevy marketing director Steve Majoros implied there was truth to it and said to wait for news over the next few months.
Chevy is of the opinion at you “can’t have too many” crossover and SUV options, given the immense popularity of utility vehicles right now and the demand for crossovers that fit easily on city streets. So whether or not it will carry the TrailBlazer name, a compact crossover between the Trax and Equinox is probably inevitable.
Motor Trend has theorized that spy shots of unreleased Chevy vehicles, previously thought to be the 2020 Trax, could, in fact, be the possible TrailBlazer—especially since the Trax and TrailBlazer would be so close in size that they would be hard to distinguish from each other while camouflaged. The Trax is set to debut a new generation for the upcoming model year, though, so the mystery crossover could easily be the 2020 Trax too.
If you can’t wait for a new TrailBlazer to find an SUV for your personal fleet, contact us at H&H Chevrolet to learn more about what is available now.