Back to School Car Care Tips

Here are some great back to school care care tips!

 

We know it feels like summer just started, but it is time to start thinking about heading back to school already. If you are a student or teacher and have been enjoying your time off, be sure to plan some back to school car care before that first bell rings.

We now have a Chevy Express Service Center at Amesbury Chevrolet that is designed to make getting service done easier and faster, no appointment needed.

Here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Routine Maintenance. You don’t want to have to worry about oil changes when you should be studying or grading papers. Make sure your car is caught up on all of its routine scheduled maintenance. In addition to oil changes, this includes checks on all fluids, brakes, belts, etc.
  • Tires. Low tire pressure is dangerous and can cause a big dip in your car’s fuel economy. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have adequate tread depth.
  • Emergency Kit. Be prepared for when an emergency happens with some basic supplies. Keep items like jumper cables, a blanket, a first aid kit, a flashlight, a fully charged spare cell phone, and some non-perishable snacks in your car.

Here at Amesbury Chevrolet, we wish you the best of luck as the new school year begins.

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Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Technology Reassures Parents

Teen Driver technologyIf you’re the parent of a teenager who can drive or is in the process of getting their driver’s license, then you know how flat-out terrifying it can be to watch them forge their own path behind the wheel. But if you want some extra reassurance, Chevrolet has your back. Many newer Chevy vehicles either come with or have the option of the brand’s new Teen Driver technology. This innovative system allows parents to keep an eye on their teen from a distance.

Statistics show that many teens drive without seatbelts, are more distracted when driving, and speed more – which can make driving a hazardous experience. With Teen Driver, parents can set up their child’s vehicle to send their smartphone alerts when they are driving over a restricted speed, as well as granting them the ability view a vehicle “report card” that tells parents how far a vehicle has traveled. Additionally, volume can be restricted, blocking your young driving from turning up their music over a certain limit.

Chevrolet’s Teen Driver technology grants parents the ability to step back and give their child room to grow in their independence while still taking a hands-on approach to their safety. If you’re interested in the Teen Driver system, come to Amesbury Chevrolet today for more information.

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3 Ways to Beat Cold Weather in Your Chevrolet

Look at Pictures of the Beach on Your Phone

First of all, don’t text and drive. But we know what you’re doing. You parked your Chevy Cruze in your driveway, and you don’t want to get out because it’s cold. Well, crank up the heat and idle your Cruze a little longer as you check out this list of the best beaches in Massachusetts. It’ll give you some inspiration for when the air outside doesn’t hurt your face. Also? Bring some hot cocoa along in a thermos tomorrow.

beat cold weatherPretend You Are a Bear

The Chevrolet Traverse is pretty spacious. Spacious enough to hibernate in. Also, remember what I said about the beach next summer? Bears actually lose 40% of their fat while they hibernate, so hibernating is a great way to get beach-ready after the holidays. If you wish you could live that bear life this winter, check out these top ten facts about bears.

Run Away

Did you know that if you get a Chevy Volt and drive straight to Key West, Florida, it will only take 27 hours and you’ll only have to stop for gas four times? Bonus – there is no recorded instance of snowfall in Key West. Ever.

Beat cold weather by teaming up with us here at Amesbury Chevrolet.

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Boo! Halloween Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Halloween Safety Tips

Boo – happy Halloween from Amesbury Chevrolet!

Next to Christmas, Halloween is a child’s favorite time of the year due to the obscene amount of candy they collect and fun costumes they wear. There are quite a few precautions to take before letting your child collect sweets though. Here are a few Halloween safety tips.

  • Preparation – Have a talk with your child before leaving to go trick-or-treating. Remind them to always look both ways before crossing the street and to use crosswalks when available. Make sure their costume fits properly to avoid any injuries as a resulting of falling. Some masks can obscure vision, so use face paint or makeup instead when possible.
  • Collecting – Children under the age of 12 should always have an adult supervisor, especially when in large groups of people or unfamiliar neighborhoods. Supervisors would do well to attach a glow stick or flashlight to their children to make them easier to spot in larger crowds.
  • Driving – Driving on trick-or-treat night comes with a whole host of dangers that drivers have to avoid. Watch for kids walking near or in the street; make sure your lights are on so your vehicle is easily visible. Check when your area has trick-or-treat hours and avoid driving altogether between those hours if possible.
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