2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival: A Local Tradition

2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXThough it may sound like a bizarre name to some, the annual Marshall FireAnt Festival is a tradition within the community. Starting Oct. 14, 2017, you can visit Downtown Marshall for the 35th annual celebration. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring events and activities for people of all ages.

According to the Marshall, TX website, the FireAnt Festival will have tons of attractions. There is a main stage for a concert and performances, the Tour de FireAnt, a 5k Toddler Trot, parade, Diaper Derby, and more. The FireAnt Festival is the perfect place for adults to cut loose, but kids also love this annual tradition.

This year will feature a large number of food and craft vendors, perfect for people looking for local arts and crafts. Local entertainment and bands will perform, while the Evening Street Dance and Performance will be held by Heather Linn & the Deacons. Officially held at the old Harrison County Courthouse, you can plan your visit at any time throughout the day.

If you plan to enter the Tour de FireAnt bicycle ride, be sure to register for the event. There will be a One-Mile Walk/Run at 8 a.m., and the bike race will be held at 9 a.m. These are just some of the many things to do at the annual FireAnt Festival. At Nehls Chevrolet, we couldn’t be more excited for this local tradition.

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S.

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXChevrolet was recently represented by Hall Racing during America’s longest off-road race. Driving a stock Colorado ZR2, Hall Racing demonstrated the capability and prowess of the new off-road-tuned pickup. The race extended from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada, covering a brutal desert landscape, plummeting cliffs, and rocky slopes.

The media experts at Chevrolet noted that the Colorado ZR2 was the only stock truck to compete in the race, which means it was the only truck without any special upgrades added after it left the production line. In total, only 204 of the 336 trucks who entered finished, and the Colorado ZR2 was able to complete the longest off-road race in the world in just over 18 hours.

“This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said Chad Hall, the driver for Hall Racing. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”

The Colorado ZR2 design features some upgrades compared to the standard Colorado pickup. For instance, the ZR2 has wider front and rear tracks for stability, a suspension that’s been raised two inches for added clearance, rockers for climbing over stones and other obstacles, rear electronic differentials, and a Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV)™. There’s nothing quite like the Colorado ZR2. Test drive the Chevy Colorado today at Nehls Chevrolet.

Back to School Tips for Parents | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

Back to School Tips for Parents

Back to School Tips for Parents | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXAs summer is winding down, it’s time to start preparing for the new school year. These back to school tips from Nehls Chevrolet will help you and your kids stay on top of things from the first to the last day of school.

Adjust Your Routine

Rather than waiting until the day of, start changing your morning and night routing a week or two before classes start. This will give kids a chance to gradually adjust their sleeping schedule, allowing them to get better rest that first week of school.

Plan Lunches and Snacks

Save money on school lunches and help your kids make healthy choices by planning meals and snacks in advance. Help your kids prepare and pack their lunches for the week, and keep a special location in the fridge and pantry for healthy after school snacks.

Stay Organized

Help your kids stay organized throughout the year by create a special homework zone. Store backpacks, school supplies, or even snacks here, so kids will always have what they need to get their work done at home.

Talk to Your Kids

Before the school year starts, have a discussion with your kids about what they’re expecting. Talk about bullying and how to handle it should it occur. Encourage your kids to be open about their interests, questions, and concerns throughout the year so they’ll always feel confident and safe.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Engines

2018 Chevrolet Equinox In Marshall, TX
2017 Version – Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox boasts an all-new design and updated interior that redefine the midsize crossover segment. The all-new model brings more to the road than new styling and refined comfort though. The Chevrolet Equinox packs in three new turbocharged engines that offer major advantages over the outgoing powertrains.

Types

The 2017 Equinox feature just two engines: a 2.5-liter four cylinder and 3.6-liter V6. Neither engine is available for the 2018 model year. Instead, drivers will have three turbocharged engines to choose from.

Specs

The standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. That combination delivers an impressive 170 hp. Drivers also have the option of upgrading to the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. That available engine pumps out 252 hp.

New Addition

Later this summer, Chevrolet plans to introduce the segment’s first turbodiesel engine. The 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine produces a respectable 137 hp and earns up to a GM-estimated 40 hwy mpg*.

The Vehicle

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox weighs in 400 lbs. less than the outgoing model. An available switchable all-wheel drive system offers improved handling without dramatically hindering fuel economy.

We here at Nehl’s Chevrolet are pumped to see the 2018 Equinox arriving with more powerful and efficient engines under the hood!

*Use for comparison only. GM and EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

Off-Road Driving Safety Tips

Off-Road Driving Safety Tips In Marshall, TX
Be Prepared For Off-Road Driving

Off-Road Driving Safety Tips

Off-roading adventures are a great way to make some great summer memories, but only if you travel with caution. Off-roading brings more hazards and dangers than driving on paved roadways. Fortunately, a few safety tips are all you need to get out safely at the end of the day. We here at Nehl’s Chevrolet have a few off-road driving safety tips that will help you enjoy your time on the trails this summer!

Be Aware

Stay aware of your surroundings at all times. Keep an eye out for any dangerous departure and break-over angles. Failing to recognize the danger could result in significant damage to your vehicle if you fail to clear it. It pays to get out of the vehicle and walk through areas you’re uncertain about as well. Keep an eye on your speed too.

Pedals

Keep both feet on the pedals at all time for an optimized response time. Moving your foot from the gas to the brake pedal wastes a second that could make all the difference. Putting both feet on the pedals speeds up your reaction time.

Know Your Vehicle

It pays to know every aspect of your vehicle, especially the undercarriage. See what the lowest hanging parts are and determine the ground clearance available to you. Damaging your vehicle won’t end well, especially if you’re in the middle of harsh terrain.

How to Get Your Car Ready to Trade In

If you’re buying a new car and you want to trade in your old one, there are ways to get your car ready to trade in that will help you get more value of it. They can knock down the offer on your trade-in for a lot of reasons, so try to take care of these issues before the dealer ever sees the car!

Clean your car inside and out, including washing and waxing it and vacuuming the seats and floors, cleaning the dashboard, and rinsing off the floor mats. If the dealership doesn’t have to clean the car themselves, they’ll be more willing to give you a higher offer.

2017 Chevy Impala in Marshall, TX

You should also take care of any small cosmetic issues yourself, like scratches and dents. These are guaranteed to lower your car’s trade-in value, and they shouldn’t be too expensive to repair. This goes for small mechanical issues too—replace headlights and top off fluids if you need to. The dealer will fix big mechanical issues, and the cost of repairing them yourself is higher than the amount you’ll pay extra because of the lower trade-in value, so don’t waste your own money on it.

Make sure to bring all the accessories that came with the car, like extra keys, SD cards for the navigation, or anything else that came extra with the car. Not having them will lower your trade-in value.

These are just a few things you can do to prep your car for trade-in. Give us a call at Nehl’s Chevrolet to find out more!

Local Parks in Marshall, Texas

If you live in Marshall, Texas, the city known as the “Cultural Capital of Texas” located on the northeast side of the state, you know that Marshall has an incredibly active, dedicated Parks and Recreation department that keeps our local park scene thriving.

According to the Parks department, the City of Marshall “continually strive to honor the past while embracing the challenges of the future, and to serve an entire community while maintaining meaningful connections with individual participants.” To the Marshall Parks department, parks are much more than trees and grass but a place for community gathering and growth.

Family in the Park - Marshall, Texas

There are eight parks in Marshall. One of them is Airport Park, a hub for baseball and softball activities in the East Texas region that contains 11 ballfields and two batting cages across 47 acres. Lions Park is also a sports center with basketball courts and ballfields as well as picnic pavilions and playgrounds.

City Park is Marshall’s premier park and is often visited by local students on field trips, and Bath-Miller Park, Bella Wyatt Park, Spring Street Park, and West End Park all have tons of sports facilities and playgrounds for kids. Marshall is also home to Nature Park, which comprises 30 acres and has been left in its natural state since it was acquired, making it the perfect place to observe local wildlife and go for a hike.

Nehl’s Chevrolet is proud to serve a thriving community with such an active Parks department like Marshall.

First Signs of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado is a truck’s truck. It’s powerful, long-lasting, rugged, and durable. And, compared to the other pickups in its class, the Chevy Silverado has maintained many of the standards that give it all of those great qualities.

But don’t let that commitment to tradition fool you. The Chevrolet Silverado is always moving forward in all the right ways. That’s what makes this pickup great—it knows what to add on, what to leave behind, and what to hold on to. It’s this very fact that makes any sign of the next Chevrolet Silverado so exciting for fans of the classic pickup.

Recently the very first images of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado as spy shooters caught the 2019 Silverado in disguise out on southern California roads. One thing that the spy shots show is that the next generation Silverados will offer plenty of LED lighting on the front and rear ends. There have also been indications that the new 2019 Silverado 1500 will add a diesel engine option as well as a hybrid choice. These will join a series of V8 engines, which will, no doubt, go through their own series of innovations and improvements.

We’re always excited to try the next of any Chevrolet vehicle, and can’t wait for the 2019 Silverado 1500. But have you driven the 2017? It has its own lineup of feature, engines, and amenities that already make it a stand-out truck. Stop by Nehl’s Chevrolet to give the 2017 Silverado a test drive and to learn more about the future of these trucks.

Camaro Exorcist

If classic horror movies have taught us anything, it’s this: when there’s a demon, you need an exorcist to overpower it and get rid of it. As it currently stands in the world of performance cars, the same statement rings true. For every 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that’s released this fall, there will be a Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. And just like in the movies, in the end the Camaro Exorcist comes out on top.

The Dodge Challenger Demon offers up an 840 horsepower powertrain with 770 lb.-ft. of torque. There’s no denying that those are numbers that would have any speed-enthusiast drooling. However, compared to the Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which is predicted to pump out more than 1,000 horsepower, those numbers are not so impressive. Drivers who crave the most thrilling performance out there will no doubt want to find a way to check this car off of their bucket list.

However, that may not be such an easy task. The Camaro Exorcist will go for a pretty hefty price, and Hennessey expects to make no more than 100 a year. If this seems like a pipe dream to you, don’t worry. There are plenty of other takes on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro that offer more than enough thrill to go around. Stop in at Nehl’s Chevrolet today to take one of these performance cars for a spin that’s sure to shake the demons out of you.

Camaro Exorcist

Chevrolet SUVs Getting a New Look with RST Special Editions

There’s nothing quite like driving something with a little bit of flare that stands out from the crowd. Chevrolet has announced new Rally Sport Truck (RST) editions for both the Tahoe and Suburban. These special editions will deliver more power and unique styling for both models.

The RST special editions will be available to order and here at Lewis Nissan this fall. To give these models a street performance look, nearly all chrome accents have been removed and replaced with a body-color grille surround and door handles; black roof rails, badging, window trim, and Chevy bowtie; and a gloss-black grille and mirror caps. They will also come with unique 22-inch wheels.

Both models have available upgrades. For better exhaust flow, the Borla performance exhaust system offers a 28% improvement, which translates to a gain of 7-10 horsepower. Available front red Brembo brake calipers enhance the shopping power with an 84% increase in brake pad area and a 42% increase in rotor area.

The Tahoe RST is available with a Performance Package that amps up the power with a 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower. This package also includes Magnetic Ride Control with a performance calibration and a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Are you looking forward to giving these RST special editions a try?  Contact us at Nehls Chevrolet for any questions!