At H&H Chevrolet, we’re proud to serve some of the most historic, friendly towns in the Cumberland Valley area of south-central Pennsylvania. Located in Shippensburg, we serve the surrounding area including Shippensburg, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, and Carlisle.
Shippensburg is a borough in the Cumberland Valley and one of the oldest communities in Pennsylvania. This small town is home to Shippensburg University and a wealth of places to eat and things to do. Shippensburg was recognized as one of the best small towns in the US in Norman Crampton’s 100 Best Small Towns in America, ranked #27.
Chambersburg survived Confederate burning in the 1800s and its historic buildings still stand today, like the Old Jail built in 1818. Chambersburg is the perfect place to visit to learn about local history, see a live show at the Capitol Theater, or head to Tuscarora Mountain Winery for a wine tasting.
If you don’t live in Gettysburg, the first thing that probably comes to mind when you think about it are the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. And those are great reasons to visit this historic town, but there are plenty of other things to do too! Besides history, there are farmers markets, Reid’s Winery, and the Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve.
Carlisle is home to Dickinson College and a thriving local artist community, from performers to brewers to antiquers. It also has a great hiking and outdoors scene, so if you’d rather spend your time in nature, visit the Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center, the LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail, or the gardens at Cameron/Masland Mansion.
The new H&H Chevrolet website is up, and we’re so excited about how it looks! Now more intuitive and user-friendly than ever, our website is optimized to help you find the right car for you, figure out the best financing options, and learn all about the process of buying a new or used car.
The helpful links bar at the top of the page has everything you need, from information about our dealership to car reviews to educational posts and even information about the communities we serve! If you want to learn more about current specials we’re offering, check the “Specials” menu. If you want to learn about the pros and cons of buying a used car, hover over “Used”. It’s easy to use and even provides a handy link to this here blog!
Underneath the menu bar, you can see some of our most popular vehicle offerings, like the Chevy Corvette, the Silverado 1500, and the Equinox, as well as a quick link to Shop Click Drive. Just click “Learn More” or “View Inventory” and you’ll go right to the correct page!
If you’re looking for something more specific, especially a used car, right underneath is an easy search bar where you can put in the category, make, model, and year of the vehicle you’re looking for and shop our inventory. It’s as easy as that!
For help with our website or for more information on our inventory, give us a call at H&H Chevrolet today!
Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it’s time to start getting your car ready for spring. Winter is harsh on your car, so it’s important to help it recuperate after the cold weather and ease it into the warmth. Here are some easy but important maintenance tasks you should do.
Get an oil change, and check your other fluids
If any are low, now is a great time to top them off. You may also want to have an inspection done and make sure all your belts, hoses, and so on are all intact. Get new windshield wiper blades, too, especially if you were using winter blades for the season.
Wash your car and clean it out
Make sure you get the underside cleared of any caked on dirt and mud, and vacuum or wash your floor mats. Your car will be happier and you’ll appreciate being in a clean environment.
Check your tires!
Make sure the pressure is correct and add or let out air if it’s not, and inspect them for worn tread or any signs of damage, like bulging and cracking. Give us a call at H&H Chevrolet and we’ll help you come up with a spring maintenance plan!
The 2016 Silverado 1500 performance sets it apart from competitors, among other impressive features. Thanks to an array of engine options, you can find the perfect combination of power and fuel economy on the new Silverado, and you can always rest assured you’ll have the best in capabilities. Read on to learn more about the Silverado’s performance features.
According to Chevy, the Silverado 1500 has a best-in-class V8 engine, generating up to 420 horsepower. It also has a class-leading towing capacity of 12,000 pounds, making it the ideal full-size pickup. This V8 engine is a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 design with features like Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing. It can generate up to 460 lb-ft of torque at 4100 RPM, and it gets up to 21 highway mpg.
Looking for fuel economy? No problem. The Silverado 1500 comes with an optional 4.3-liter EcoTec3 engine as well, with up to 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque—best-in-class for a V6 engine. This power plant has a towing capacity of up to 7,600 pounds, but what’s really impressive is that this model manages up to 24 highway mpg.
Finally, you can also opt for the 5.3-liter V8 engine, also equipped with EcoTec3 engine technology. This generates up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, and it’s capable of towing up to 11,100 pounds. This engine gets up to 23 highway mpg—best-in-class for a V8 engine. Whether you’re looking for raw power, intelligent efficiency, or a combination of both, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Tips for buying used – what to look for
Buying a used car is a great investment, often getting you the most bang for your buck. However, there are some important tips and tricks to keep in mind when researching, budgeting, and paying. Read on to see some of these tips for buying used.
According to KBB.com, you need to start with budgeting and research. Find out how much you can spend (subtract expenses from income), and be sure to account for taxes, title fees, registration, insurance, and fuel. It’s also important to research which car is right for you. Want a four-door or two-door sedan? Coupe? Hatchback or minivan? Look at what critics and customers have to say.
Next, find out the value of your current car. KBB.com is a great source for finding the value of a trade-in vehicle, and it can even tell you what to expect from a dealership versus retail value. Keep in mind that vehicle condition has a major impact on value. Sometimes we see what we want to see in our old cars—it’s fair to be a little more flexible with your trade-in.
Test drive the used car. You should never skip this step. Test driving can reveal things like engine noises and handling issues. It can also let you know if you really enjoy driving the car. Are there many blind spots? Do you like the feel behind the wheel? Could you drive this car every day for many years?
Finally, work with a salesman to get the best deal. When getting a used car, you’ll deal with three separate transactions—trade-in car, the car you’re buying, and financing. Spend time with the car salesman working out the best deal for you. And at H & H Chevy Cadillac, we are here to help you!
Tips for saving for a car.
Saving for a car can be a difficult process. Not only do you need good credit to get a car loan with acceptable rates, but you also need roughly 10 to 20 percent of a vehicle’s sticker price in order to make a down payment. That’s why we’ve put together a post on saving for a car, helping you to get your dream car.
According to US News, one of the most important steps is budgeting. Learn how much you can afford by calculating your monthly income and subtracting any expenses. What you have left is your maximum budget for a monthly car payment. It’s also important to account for insurance, fuel, registration, and other fees.
Next, calculate how much you need for a down payment. The rule of thumb is 20% of the sticker price, though the average American pays only 10%. The higher the down payment you can afford, the better your interest rates will typically be.
It’s also important to determine when you need (or want) your new car. Although this might sound like a given, few people realize the impact a few weeks can make in terms of savings. For example, if you are moving soon or if you are getting a new job, be sure to account for an increase or decrease in income as well as the need for transportation.
Finally, stick to the plan. Making savings mandatory is the most important part of saving for a car. Most people find that having their work’s payroll department deposit some of their earnings into a savings account, and the rest into their checking account, helps them to save without dipping into funds. This way, your car fund isn’t affected by routine spending. If you don’t have direct deposit, consider the good old-fashioned money jar.
Not sure if you have enough money saved? Stop by our Finance Department. Tell us what you want to pay monthly, and we’ll do our best to make it become a reality.
Furry Fun Days Sponsored Event
Community is important to H & H Chevrolet, which is why we try to support it anyway we can. We are happy to report that were able to recently sponsor two cool local events!
We were very happy to be a sponsor for Shippensburg’s annual doggie carnival, 11th Furry Fun Days. Held at Bubba’s Happy Tails Dog Park, the carnival featured lots of good eats, for dogs and their humans, as well as cool games and agility demonstrations by specially-trained canines. The event also made it possible for shelter pets to find a loving family to take them home.
H & H Chevrolet also sponsored the 2016 Solstice Arts Festival this year. The amount of inspired and skilled creativity displayed at the event was truly astounding. Artisans, musicians and artists from the region gathered to show off their work. Live pottery and drum circles were just some of the attractions found at the festival.
Since 1932, the community around our dealership has trusted us to help them find their next vehicle. Sponsoring these kinds of events is our way of giving back.
Proud neighbors of Shippensburg University
Education is important to us here at H & H Chevrolet, which is why we are proud to have such a wonderful college as Shippensburg University in the neighborhood. The school has an average enrollment of 7,000 students, with the current student body featuring international students from 15 other countries, and for good reason. This school has a lot to offer!
Shippensburg University was founded back in 1871. These days, SU is going strong and that has everything to do with the commitments they have made to be the best. First of all, unlike a lot of universities out there, classes at Shippensburg are taught by a faculty member, not graduate assistants. There’s a more than favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1. Not to mention, almost every faculty member on campus has achieved a terminal degree in their field.
Shippensburg University is often cited by various publications as being one of the top schools in the country. In fact, US News & Report named the school as one of the best in the Northeast.
Learn how to remove smells from a car here!
An unwanted smell is unappealing and, depending on the smell, can lower your car’s resale value. Even if you don’t plan on selling your car anytime soon, a fresh smelling car is more inviting to passengers. Here’s a few quick ways to remove smells from a car from us here at H & H Chevrolet Cadillac.
- Coffee – After you’ve made your favorite cup of coffee, spoon some fresh coffee grounds into a bowl. Leave the bowl in your car with the windows up while you’re at work. When you’re ready to drive home, the smell of your favorite coffee will have overpowered the unwanted smell.
- Cat Litter – If you have a cat, you likely have litter at home. Cat litter is designed to absorb and eliminate smells which makes it perfect for deodorizing your car. Throw some cat litter in a bowl and leave it in your car overnight. By morning, your car will be virtually odorless.
- Cinnamon Sticks – Great for winter, cinnamon sticks can create a great smell to overpower your unwanted odor. Boil several sticks in hot water then pour that water into a mug or cup. Leave the cup in your car while it cools. Wait about an hour then enjoy the fresh cinnamon smell!
We want to hear your tips to remove smells from a car!
Chevrolet Bolt taxi is going to be seen on the road soon!
General Motors has generated a lot of interest with its latest electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt. Now the company is taking that interest to new heights by making use of their partnership with Lyft. General Motors and Lyft will begin testing the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt taxi by mid-2017.
While neither company has revealed the location, the Chevrolet Bolt taxi isn’t likely to go unnoticed. Using technology developed by Cruise Automation Inc., General Motors hopes to increase sales via those who use Lyft.
“We have said the Chevrolet Bolt EV is the ideal platform for ride sharing solutions,” General Motors said. “We believe electrification blends perfectly with autonomy when it comes to technology integration.”
General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft back in January and both companies have heavily invested in autonomous technology. That’s not the only company the conglomerate is looking to acquire. Cruise Automation Inc. is in talks with General Motors for a $1 billion price tag.
Have no fear, ride-sharing users! Lyft will keep drivers in autonomous vehicles at first to ensure passenger safety. Customers in the unnamed city can opt into the program to receive a ride in an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt taxi within the coming year.
Here at H&H Chevrolet Cadillac of Shippensburg, PA, we can’t wait to see the latest in autonomous technology hit the road!