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.

Corvette Stingray Reaches 200 MPH on Texas Highway

Corvette Stingray reaches 200 mph
The Corvette Stingray, along with modifications, has pushed the capabilities of the Corvette a step further.

Nehls racing fans, don’t get any bright ideas, but the 2014 Corvette Stingray reaches 200 mph with a HPE600 kit.

On December 11, American tuner Hennessy took the Chevy sports car for a spin on Houston’s Grand Parkway, which the Texas Departments of Transportation and Safety closed down for the event.

The HPE600 package includes a Nitrous Express nitrous oxide system that gives the Stingray’s 6.2-liter V8 engine some extra zip. The end result was John Hennessy test driving the Corvette at a top speed of 200.6 mph with 700 brake horsepower at 6,500 rpm.

Eventually, there will be a HPE700 kit that will manage the same speed at a price of $22,500.

Nehls Chevrolet encourages you to enjoy your car, but don’t floor it on a highway that is open to traffic. Watch the video below to capture the power of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and all to has to offer.

Practice Safe Driving this Winter Season

Practice safe driving this winter
Drive safely this holiday and winter season.

While no one may mess with Texas, the upcoming season calls for drivers to practice safe driving this winter and pay special attention to their cars.

Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or heading to work on a morning of light snow, you need to be extra careful and follow these tips:

  1. Eliminate the snow and ice on your car’s roof, hood and windows.
  2. Check weather and traffic before you head out.
  3. Carry a cellphone always and let someone know where you are going.
  4. Store an emergency kit in your car with food, water, first aid, and blanket.
  5. Wear a seat belt at all times.

Also, remember that you are not the only person on the road. You also have to look out for other drivers as well because there will be accidents.

  1. Don’t follow a car too closely.
  2. Turn headlights on when out in stormy conditions.
  3. Drive at slow speeds when on icy roads and bridges.
  4. Let off the gas if your car starts to slide.
  5. Be courteous to others. They don’t enjoy being out in the weather either.

Nehls Chevrolet hopes you stay safe this holiday season. If there is ever anything you need before your travels, our service and parts department is only a visit or phone call away.

Chevy is Giving More at Nehls Chevrolet

Chevy is Giving More
Get great deals on your favorite models this holiday season!

The holidays are an impeccable time and season of giving, and now through January 2, Chevy is Giving More at Nehls Chevrolet!

If you’re looking for a new car, we have exclusive holiday deals on the 2014 Chevrolet lineup.

Chevy is Giving More with these Offers:

  • 2014 Malibu LS – $179/month for 36 months with 2,909 due at signing
  • 2014 Cruze 1LT – $159/month for 36 months with $2,159 due at signing
  • 2014 Equinox LS FWD – $209/month for 36 months with $2,899 due at singing
  • 2014 Traverse LS FWD – $259/month for 36 months with 2,969 due at signing
  • If you trade in an eligible vehicle for a 2014 Silverado All Star Edition V6, you will receive $3,500 in customer cash, $1,000 trade assistance and a $750 option package discount.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Check out our inventory at our website and pay us a visit today!