Second Saturday Downtown

Explore Marshall: Second Saturday Downtown Events

Second Saturday Downtown
This summer spend every second Saturday in Downtown Marshall getting to know the city!

Getting a new Chevy opens the door to a range of possibilities, letting you explore the world, as well as your local community. If you are looking for something fun to do in the Marshall, TX area, then check out Second Saturday Downtown events. This regular event draws residents and visitors nearly year round, making it one of the most popular activities in the area.

According to the City of Marshall website, the Second Saturday events are put on by Marshall Main Street each month from March through November. There are concerts like the Boogie Woogie Concert at Telegraph Park, tons of local vendors and stalls, and even the Backroads Bunch Car Show. No matter what you are into, there is something for everyone.

Looking to join in the activities? No problem. Many bring their own arts and crafts to sell during the Second Saturday event for no charge. You can get some good food, shop from local wares, and hear some fine music.

Dates for events include the following: March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, and November 12. Get out and explore your community at the next Second Saturday Downtown event!

Let us know your favorite Marshall, TX event either in the comments or at Nehls Chevrolet!

4G LTE Wi-Fi Offered in 2015 Chevrolet Models

Chevrolet is proud to be the first car brand to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi in cars, trucks and crossovers, and one of its latest TV campaigns shows this off in dramatic style.

Yes, there are consequences, especially if you are trying to avoid spoilers for your favorite TV show. But we at Nehls Chevrolet believe the rewards outweigh the consequences.

Whether it’s a phone or a tablet, Chevrolet’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi enables you to connect up to seven devices to the Internet in one vehicle. Whenever your car is on, you will get an excellent signal and a reliable, quick connection to make special surprises happen for the people that matter most.

4G LTE Wi-Fi is currently available on these 2015 models:

  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chevrolet Volt

As more 2015 models are released, we will have even more access to the Internet across the Chevy all-star lineup.

Check out our 2015 inventory on our website, and be sure to stop by in Marshall, TX to learn more about the 4G LTE Wi-Fi inside our new models!

2016 Volt: Coming to an Auto Show Near You?

Rumors online state that the 2016 Volt could debut as soon as the LA Auto Show later this year.
We may have our eyes on a new Chevy Volt very soon.

Recently we have been hearing some underground rumblings about the 2016 version of the Chevy Volt. First, there were some spy photos of an almost Paisley-styled concept version. Then there was the rumor about a 200-mile range on the new Volt. The newest rumors are saying that the 2016 Volt will debut to the public very soon.

The rumors speculate that the newest model will either show up in Los Angeles later this year or at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2015 so that the public can get a glimpse of this car. GM is scheduled to make two announcements during this week’s Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan.

The Volt has already had announcements about improvement to the battery used to power the car, both improving performance and lowering the cost for consumers and Chevy alike. The auto shows would be the next step to unveiling this next-generation electric vehicle.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Hits Another Gear

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will offer a new eight-speed transmission.
It’s here, and it is bringing a new transmission with its 6.2-liter V8-engine.

The 2015 model years will be headed to dealerships soon and many contain brand new technology and features to appeal to buyers. The new 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is no exception to this. Models with a 6.2L V8-engine will get an upgraded eight-speed transmission to go with it.

The eight-speed transmission made its debut earlier on the Cadillac CTS VSport. It was also a feature on the Corvette Z06 and Corvette Stingray. However, this is the first time it will be available to truck and SUV buyers.

The transmission is similar to the six-speed automatic that is currently offered, but it offers the added advantage of producing more power in first gear for towing. It is also expected to show a definite increase in fuel economy, although no official EPA estimates have been released yet.

This change in the transmission should allow the Silverado to perform even better than in the past and help it to remain competitive in the truck market. We here at the dealership would love to show you just how awesome this truck can be.

2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a “Safe” Bet

The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is a safe SUV.
With a five-star overall vehicle safety rating from the NHTSA, the Traverse is as safe as they come.

It’s July and with the MLB All-Star game this week, baseball season is in full swing. If you want to make sure you are “safe at home,” come down and check out the new 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.

The Traverse recently received the top five-star overall vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Traverse received five stars in the front and side impact tests and four stars in the rollover test.

The Traverse comes with a multitude of standard safety features, including electronic stability control, antilock brakes, rearview camera and a tire pressure-monitoring system. The LTZ model includes a forward collision alert system as well as a lane-departure warning system.

The 2015 Traverse also features Siri Eyes Free, which allows for the driver to operate any Apple mobile device running iOS 7.1 or later hands-free via as part of the Apple CarPlay system.

All of these features make the Traverse one of the safest crossovers on the road. Stop by at the dealership and hit a “home run” with the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse today.

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!

2015 Chevrolet Silverado Improves Under New SAE J2807 Towing Standards

The 2015 Silverado has seen much improvements under the new J2807 towing standards.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado towed 300-500 pounds less than the 2015.

Towing capacity is to pickup truck what fuel economy is to hybrids and driving range is to electric vehicles. In the automotive world, most types of vehicles are intended for a specific purpose and will have an important factor that determines how well that vehicle accomplishes that purpose.

However, unlike hybrids and electric cars, pickup trucks do not have a standard method of determining how much weight a vehicle can actually tow. The problem was that previous methods of tow rating did not take into account different parts, options and passenger weight that negatively affects the total weight a truck can tow otherwise known as a truck’s Gross Combine Weight Rating (GCWR).

In a successful attempt to solve this problem, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) created the J2807 standards. This is a unified system that requires automakers to test vehicles equipped with any options that normally have a 33 percent take-rate, 70 pounds of aftermarket hitch equipments and a driver and a passenger with a combined weight of 300 pounds.

Under this new standard, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra base models dropped 300-500 pounds of towing capacity, while The V-6 regular cab trucks with four-wheel drive kept the same rating of 7,600 pounds as did certain versions of trucks equipped with the 6.2-liter V-8 and Max Trailering Package, which maintained the top rating of 12,000 pounds.

However, the 2015 Silverado and Sierra base models actually increased towing capacity under the J2807 standards with the four-wheel-drive V-6 models improving by 400 pounds for the Crew Cab and 500 pounds for the Double Cab, a pretty successful jump for Sierra and GMC.

Those of us at Nehls Chevrolet look forward to how the J2807 towing standards will improve the rating system and overviews of current and future pickup trucks.

Car and Driver Puts Chevy Volt Aerodynamics to the Test

Car and Driver put Volt aerodynamics to the test.
The Chevy Volt is the most aerodynamic all-electric car.

Aerodynamics is one of the most important features to consider when it comes to fuel economy. To have a fuel-efficient car, it needs to be able to cut through the air with ease, so Car and Driver decided to take five vehicles—the Chevrolet Volt, Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S P85, and the Toyota Prius—and measure their aerodynamic drag.

While the Volt has the third largest drag area, which is the size of the front multiplied by the drag coefficient, it still managed to be one of the two cars that lived up to its official drag coefficient number, the other being the Model S. Though the Model S was named the most aerodynamic choice of the batch, the Volt proved that it was the most aerodynamic all-electric car with a final drag coefficient of 0.28.

To check out just how streamlined Volt aerodynamics are, make sure you stop by Nehls Chevrolet today!

General Motors Hints at Changes for Eighth-Generation Corvette

General Motors teases big changes with eighth-generation Corvette.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray

 

We’re still basking in the glow of the seventh-generation Corvette redesigned for the 2014 model year, but is General Motors already admitting to an eighth-gen ‘Vette in the works? Not only has the automaker ‘fessed up. GM is hinting that big changes are on the way.

Before you get too upset thinking the beloved 2014 Corvette Stingray is going away any time soon, let us put your anxiety to rest. Based on production history, we at Nehls Chevrolet expect the current model to stick around for about seven more years at least.

Whenever the next all-new model comes, we’re interested to know what changes we can expect to see. We think the key is in what GM Global Product Chief Mark Reuss declined to say.

While he freely admitted to reporters that a next-generation Corvette was already being conceived, he remained mum on whether it could come equipped with a hybrid or even an electric powertrain.

Thanks to recent developments, hybrid and electric vehicle technology no longer automatically equates to reduced power. GM still has several years to continue advancing the technology.

With such an iconic car, GM’s engineers certainly have their work cut out for them as they craft the next Corvette. However, as much as we love the redesigned 2014 Stingray, we have full confidence they will find a way to make the eighth-generation Corvette a more efficient model with even better performance, but still classically Corvette.

Stop/Start Technology Standard in 2015 Impala

Chevrolet's stop/start technology shuts down the engine in certain driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption.
The Chevy Impala has been heading in the right direction for years, and now it has reached a new road.

 

Getting great fuel economy is about to become a whole lot easier for future Chevy Impala owners. The American carmaker recently announced that stop/start technology will come standard on the 2015 Impala base 2.5-liter ECOTEC engine, allowing the vehicle to better its fuel economy by nearly 5%.

With stop/start technology, the engine shuts down in certain driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption. Combined with the Impala’s standard four-cylinder engine, customers will have higher mpg city ratings at 22 mpg without having a higher price tag. The EPA estimates that the stop/start will help the Impala achieve a 25-mpg combined, which is one mpg more than last year’s model.

This new standard feature makes the 2015 Impala the second vehicle in Chevrolet’s lineup to feature stop/start technology, following the 2014 Malibu, which was introduced last year. The 2015 Impala will arrive on dealer lots this summer with a MSRP of $27,735 for the base model with stop/start technology. To see this technology yourself, make sure you stop by Nehls Chevrolet for a test drive when the sedan arrives!