Fewer People Traveling for Thanksgiving

Traveling for thanksgiving

AAA reports that fewer people are traveling for Thanksgiving this year, compared to last year.

In 2012, 44 million Americans headed out for family visits and reunions. This year, it’s predicted that 43.4 million American will be heading somewhere for the Thanksgiving meal.

Both highways and airways will see drops in travel. While roads will see about a 2 percent decrease in travel, airlines can expect to see a decline of about 4 percent from last year.

What may be most interesting about this study is the fact that those who do go somewhere will be on the road a lot longer. Last year, people traveled an average of 588 miles to their destination and back. 2013 will see that number rise to 601.

While these numbers are down, those of you who do get into your car will enjoy less crowded highways and low gas prices. Slipping below $3 in different areas of the country, families can expect to fill up their cars and trucks with gas hasn’t been so low since 3 years ago.

Nehls Chevrolet wishes you all a safe, fun Thanksgiving with your family, friends and the people that matter most.

Chevrolet Presents the 2015 Chevy Colorado at the LA Auto Show

2015 chevy colorado at the la auto show
The Chevrolet Silverado will have a another truck under its wing next fall.

Chevrolet is expanding its presence in the truck market with the updated addition of an old friend.

This week, Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Chevy Colorado at the LA Auto Show. The midsize truck joins a lineup that already includes the Silverado 1500 and Heavy Duty trucks.

Available in 2WD and FWD, The Colorado will come in a crew cab with a five or six foot bed and an extended cab and six foot bed.

Standard with the Colorado is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is equipped with direct fuel injection, generating 193 horsepower and 184 1b-ft of torque.

The Colorado will be out next fall and is expected to get a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine as a feature, which will make it the only midsize pickup truck to offer such power.

While you wait, have a look around our Silverado inventory. Nehls Chevrolet can’t wait for the Colorado to reenter today’s market.

Chevy Sonic Aftermarket Parts to Boost Consumer Enthusiasm

chevy sonic aftermarket parts
If the Sonic is not fun enough and fast enough for you, it will be soon.

Last week in Las Vegas, Chevrolet introduced a list of new Chevy Sonic aftermarket parts at the SEMA aftermarket parts trade show.

This push for parts is Chevy’s way of making the Sonic more appealing to its customers because a quicker and more enjoyable car is bound to stir up consumer enthusiasm.

One of the packages Chevrolet is offering is a “stage kit.” This kit will add 10 horsepower to the Sonic by tuning the engine calibration along with a much better exhaust system.

Other Chevy Sonic aftermarket parts:

  • A head and camera kit
  • Stronger suspension for accurate, consistent turns
  • More powerful brakes
  • Wheels up to 18 inches

While Chevrolet already has a turbocharged RS version of its small car, these Chevy Sonic aftermarket parts will go the extra mile and give Sonic owners an edge on the road and the track.

Looking for a Sonic or another small car? Visit Nehls Chevrolet and check out our new and used inventory.

Weight Loss: The Chevy Silverado Cheyenne Concept

The Chevy Silverado Cheyenne concept
The Chevy Silverado could get a whole lot lighter in the future.

Chevrolet’s well-known pickup truck is shredding some pounds with the reveal of the Chevy Silverado Cheyenne concept at SEMA this week.

The Las Vegas auto show is showcasing a lighter, performance-based model of the Silverado that trades in the regular cab’s 5.3-liter V8 engine for a 6.2-liter V8 engine that runs on 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque.

GM claims that this concept cuts 200 pounds off the Silverado’s 4,503-pound figure.

In meeting this number, Chevy engineers added a carbon fiber tailgate, bumpers and inner cargo box and removed the trailer hitch, spare tire, the center console inside and some insulation as well.

Also, the Cheyenne concept got carbon ceramic Brembo brakes from the Camaro Z/28 as well as other things, including 19-inch aluminum wheels, Recaro seats and steering wheel.

Thanks to its engine and a high performance exhaust system, this truck will jump from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

While this truck is only a concept and may not head to production, you can check out the Chevy Silverado inventory at Nehls Chevrolet!

Chevrolet Provides Last Minute Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween

Last minute pumpkin carving ideas for halloween
Tired of carving the typical jack-o-lantern face? Try a Chevy car or car logo instead.

It’s Halloween, and that means it’s time to carve a haunting smile on that pumpkin you bought a week ago.

Are you in need any last minute pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween? Chevrolet has got you covered.

On Monday, Chevy posted 21 stencils to its Facebook page in which you can download and use for inspiration as you masterfully show off your artistic skills in front of your family and friends.

The designs include car logos and spooky themes that bring out a creepy personality in some of Chevy’s popular models. One that jumps out is the Chevy Volt, which is configured with bat wings and vampire fangs.

Regardless of which one you choose, you will have your work cut out for you as you try to cut out the design.

At the end of the night though, it will be worth it. Trick-or-treaters will not only know that your house is the home of an artist, but that Chevrolet makes for the best pumpkin-carving designs.

Happy Halloween from Nehls Chevrolet!

Teen Driver Safety Starts with the Parents

Teen Driver Safety Tips
Teen driver safety starts with the parents.

While it can be the shining moment in a teenager’s world, getting the car keys is only the first step of learning to drive.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is a yearly time set by Congress to encourage teenagers to drive safely and good passenger behavior. This year’s theme centered on how teenagers need their parents in order to transform into safe drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a teenager was involved in a deadly car crash every 2 hours in 2011. In that same year, 5,000 teenagers were a part of fatal car accidents, leading to 1,900 deaths and 180,000 injuries behind the wheel.

With these statistics in mind, Nehls Chevrolet encourages parents to work with their teenagers by teaching and supervising them and enforcing rules.

In order to accomplish this mission, here are some tips for parents:

1. Patience. Remain respectful and calm while giving criticism and advice to your teen.

2. At least 65 hours of supervised driving. Keep a driving log and create a driving lesson timeline to guarantee that your teens get to experience lots of different driving situations.

3. Setting rules. Clearly communicate the dos and don’ts (ex. driving time restrictions, prohibiting cell phone use and number of passengers).

4. Being a role model driver. Follow the laws of the road and speed limit. Wear your seatbelt always. Don’t use your cell phone when driving.

5. Knowing and teaching what’s crucial. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found through a study that 75% of serious teen accidents happened because of a critical teen driver error.

Car Care Month Emphasizes Responsibility

Car Care Month Emphasizes Responsibility
Car Care Month Emphasizes Responsibility

As the weather gets cooler with winter around the corner, Nehls Chevrolet realizes that the wellbeing of a driver’s car is important more than ever before.

Whether roads are snow-covered or wet from rain and temperatures are chilly or fairly mild, a driver is accountable for taking care of his or her car. Here are 5 things you need to be aware of:

1. Fear deer. Fall is a busy time for deer breeding. Be cautious and drive slowly. Deer can travel in packs and cause damage to your car if you hit one.

2. Be on high alert. Once daylight savings time ends, visibility on the roads decreases. Pay special attention to what’s in front of you at all times.

3. Keep your tires inflated and treaded. Weather and temperature changes will enlarge and shrink your tires, which will cause them to lose air.

4. Beware of leaves. Fall is a time when leaves are everywhere other than tree branches. Wet leaves on the road can make for slippery driving conditions. Drive carefully and avoid parking near leaf piles. Doing so could lead to heated circumstances if a fire starts from your car’s catalytic converter.

5. Expect sun glare. The time change will bring much sun to morning and late afternoon driving. Always carry an extra pair of sunglasses in your car and use visors.

Nehls Chevrolet has parts and service specials that will benefit your car’s stand against the upcoming seasonal weather. Stop in and see us today!

 

The Chevrolet Malibu Turns 50

Chevrolet Malibu Turns 50
Chevrolet Malibu Turns 50

The Chevrolet Malibu turns 50 years old this month.

Since the 1960s, much has changed. A gallon of gas has increased by more than 3 dollars, the cost of a movie theater ticket has jumped $7, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up nearly 14,000 points from where it closed out in 1964.

Like the real world, 50 years has brought much change to the Malibu as well. The now refined midsized sedan debuted in the 1960s as one of the first midsize cars in America, appealing to muscle car lovers and families.

While the 1964 Malibu featured a body-on-frame construction and rear-wheel drive, the 2014 model has a body-frame-integral design and is front-wheel drive. The below chart provides more detail of how far the Malibu has come.

1964 2014

Weight

2870 pounds 3393 pounds

Wheel Size

14 x 6.5 inches 16 x 7.5 inches

Fuel

1 single-barrel carburetor Direct injection

Horsepower

120 196

Transmission

3-speed manual (standard); 2-speed automatic (optional) 6-speed automatic

Brakes

Four-wheel drum Four-wheel disc with antilock brake system

Safety

Seat belts 10 standard air bags

Engine

3.2 liter incline-six 2.5 liter incline-four

Entertainment

AM radio Chevrolet MyLink

Air conditioning

Optional Standard

The results of Chevrolet’s progress with the Malibu and other cars demand a closer look. Visit Nehls Chevrolet today and check out our selection!

Chevrolet Plans Apocalypse with Black Ops Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops
Chevrolet plans for Apocalypse with Silverado Black Ops.

You’ve seen the movies, TV shows and video games. Zombies are on the loose, the world is coming to an end, and anarchy is sweeping across the planet in the form of gunfire and explosions.

Keeping this in mind, Chevrolet has taken the 2014 Silverado Crew Cab 4×4 and redesigned it for Judgment Day, assuming that gas stations will still exist.

The Black Ops Silverado concept is set to debut at the SEMA aftermarket parts show in Las Vegas in early November.

Chevrolet Design Manager Dave Ross calls this more intimidating, darker model “a survival kit on four wheels.” The truck features body armor and a bed-constructed Truck Vault storage area that holds a solar power pack, two gas masks, gloves, military first-aid kit, a folding shovel and a rope.

The back also includes a fuel can, water tank and a crate stocked with food. Twinkies anyone?

Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops
Chevrolet plans for Apocalypse with Silverado Black Ops.

Inside the cabin, a world-ending disaster could escape your train of thought due to luxurious, custom-trimmed black seats with yellow piping and a MyLink system for uploading songs from smartphones. In a world catastrophe, a pre-loaded flash drive might be your only option though.

Not a fan of the Day of Reckoning? Nehls Chevrolet has your back. Check out our diverse selection of new and used Silverado’s and cars today!

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Welcome to the new Nehls Chevrolet blog! On this page, you will be able to read fresh content week by week about Nehls’ specials, Chevrolet news, and other information about events and deals going on at our dealership.

We are located in Marshall, TX. Don’t hesitate to stop in and see us. It’s only a few miles to Nehls Chevrolet!