How to Survive Holiday Travelling

survive holiday travelling

With Thanksgiving behind us now, many of us are just now returning home – but the holidays aren’t over yet. With Christmas just a few weeks away, you might be packing your bags again before you know it. Here are a few tips to help you survive holiday travelling.

  • Travel on Off-Peak Days. If you will be flying or driving for Christmas, consider travelling on less popular days to avoid long lines at the airport and heavy traffic on the highways.
  • Ship your gifts early. If you will be flying, do not bring wrapped presents to the airport. Either ship them beforehand or wrap them when you reach your destination.
  • Don’t get hungry. Travel stress combined with an empty stomach can cause you to be short-tempered and not think clearly. Bring along some snacks to keep your belly full and avoid getting hungry.
  • Plan for extra travel time. Travelling in December can take longer than usual, especially if a winter storm is brewing. Leave early and plan for your trip to take longer than expected. This will help you feel more in control if something does happen.
  • Pack for emergencies. This is especially important if you’ll be driving. Pack tire chains, warm blankets, a flashlight, jumper cables, and any other emergency supplies you think you might need if you get stuck on the side of the road.

 Need a new vehicle for your Christmas road trip? Stop by Nehls Chevrolet today and we’ll help you find the perfect new Chevrolet for your Christmas travels.

Just Announced: Chevy Labor Day Sale

The Chevy Labor Day Sale runs through September 2.
The Labor Day Sale at Nehls Chevrolet features tons of deals for you!

It was just announced today, and it is more deals from Chevrolet! Going on now is our annual Chevy Labor Day Sale! And yes, it’s that time of year. You cook a burger or two on the grill and later hop on into a new car or vice versa.

These offers last through September 2nd, so make sure you hurry in before someone else robs you of that Chevrolet you have had your eye on for quite some time.

See below for the deals of a lifetime. We hope you stop by at Nehls Chevrolet and give these great cars a test drive!

Chevy Labor Day Sale Offers

  • 2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab All Star Edition
    • 0% APR for 72 months for qualified buyers
    • No monthly payments for 90 days
    • $4,000 off ($3,250 Price Discount off MSRP and $750 Option Package Discount)
  • Other 2014 Models (Cruze, Malibu, Traverse, Impala and Camaro)
    • 0% APR for 72 months for qualified buyers
    • No monthly payments for 90 days

Let us do all the hard work this Labor Day. Visit us now. It’s only a few miles to Nehls!

How to Photograph Fireworks

A steady surface is key to photograph fireworks.
No way do you want blurry photos. Use a tripod.

Where does one begin when they want to photograph fireworks? Well, it all starts with
a good camera. A cellphone or standard point-and-shoot camera may get you a few
nice shots, but the more control and knowledge you have in photography, the
better shots you will have to wow your friends and family. Here are some things
to keep in mind.

1. Tripod: Sitting your camera on a firm platform will guarantee you non-blurry images, but that’s not the only thing you need.

2. Timed Shots: Another thing you can do is set your shots on a timer or invest in a remote release device. This ensures that your camera will be 100% still during the grand finale.

3. Framing: In order to make it easy, you may want to have your camera all the way zoomed out, especially if it has a good amount of pixels.

4. Location: Know where you are going to shoot beforehand, and get their early. It may be a popular spot.

5. Speed: For best results, set your aperture on the small side in between f/8 and f/16. For shutter speed, you’ll want to shoot in what is called ‘bulb’ mode. This is when the photographer will keep the shutter open for very long exposures.

Above all else, set your camera in manual mode and give yourself complete control over your shots. Enjoy the results and start practicing for New Year’s and July 4, 2015!

New Year’s Day is Christmas for Car Thieves

New Year's Day is Christmas for car thieves.
Watch out for this guy at this time of year!

While Christmas for car thieves tends to be a day off from their illegal behaviors, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are quite the contrary.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s study from 2012 suggests that no car is safe when the clock hits midnight. On January 1, 2013, 2,228 cars were stolen, and 2,152 car thefts reportedly happened the day before.

It’s important that car owners be on high alert at this time of year. Here are some tips to keeping your car out of the wrong hands.

  • Park in well-lit areas. Car thieves are more likely to break into a car where they can’t be seen.
  • Hide your valuables. Stow personal items away in a compartment or in the trunk.
  • Keep your car locked. Whether you’re driving, warming up your car or leaving it for one second, don’t leave it unlocked in your absence.
  • Install an anti-theft system. A security program is one of the best ways you can prevent your car from being stolen

If there is a chance you may cross paths with a car thief, give them your keys. Don’t try to be Batman! Call the police immediately, and you may end up getting your car back.

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 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!