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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