Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get a Chevrolet Silverado

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get a Chevrolet Silverado
It turns out owning a truck isn’t all fun and games. We here at Amesbury Chevy have a few reasons why you shouldn’t get a Chevrolet Silverado.

Trucks are great vehicles to own, aren’t they? Unfortunately, owning a truck, like the Chevrolet Silverado, has some downsides as well. It turns out owning a truck isn’t all fun and games. We here at Amesbury Chevy have a few reasons why you shouldn’t get a Chevrolet Silverado.

Weight Gain

Friends and family are likely to ask you if you can help them move simply because you have a capable truck. Unfortunately, you’ll probably gain a little weight due to all the free “Thank you” pizza.

Sunburns

A truck is great for enjoying the outdoors and nature as a whole, but it comes at a cost. Spending all that time outside could result in sunburns.

Spending Money

If there’s one thing no driver wants to do, it’s spend more money. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what will happen if you head to IKEA. The versatility and capability of the new Chevrolet Silverado will result in you buying more stuff simply because you don’t have to pay for delivery.

Working More

Owning a truck might mean you end up working more thanks in part to the number of doors the capability opens. Those short on cash could find themselves putting their truck to work plowing roads and helping friends with delivery.

Washing the Truck

Heading off-road will only lead to a messy truck, which means you’ll have to wash it once you return home from a day on the trails. Other fun outdoor activities, like mudding, are best done in a truck and will only make more of a mess.

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Spring Activities with Your Chevy Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado spring activities

Spring is a magnificent time of year. The natural world is in bloom, temperatures are warming up, and you have a million things you need to do, like gardening, repairing your house, and building that new swingset. Get these jobs done in a snap with your Chevrolet Silverado.

A fresh layer of mulch can really bring your front garden back to life. Depending on the trim level and engine, the Silverado has a maximum payload rating of up to 2,250 pounds, and that’s a lot of mulch. Imagine how much easier this job will be when you can load everything right into the bed of your Silverado.

But, the Silverado isn’t all work. You can have fun, too. Want to go on a spring bike ride along the coast? Load up the whole family’s collection of bikes into your bed, and be on the road faster. You won’t have to deal with removing the front tires or feeling like they might fall off the roof while you’re driving. If your weekend fun involves some bigger toys, like a boat, the Silverado can tow up to 12,500 pounds.

All of these activities with your Chevy Silverado, whether working or playing, will be easier than ever. Come see what else the Silverado can accomplish today at Amesbury Chevrolet.

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Amesbury Little League

Amesbury Little League

The Little League of Amesbury was founded in 1952 and has thrived for the last 65 years, thanks to an active community and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Registration for the Amesbury Little League is open, so if you want your kids on a team this summer, register them soon.

The A.L.L. website has posted information on divisions and age requirements, and the date set for kids eligible for AA, AAA, and Majors teams is Saturday, March 11. Tryouts are just for evaluation—everyone gets placed on a team. Coach and volunteer registration is also open, and the A.L.L. is always looking for good help, so don’t hesitate to sign up if you’re at all interested.

The A.L.L. will also hold an Umpire Rules and Mechanics Clinic on March 18 for umpires in the league, coaches, and anyone who wants to better understand Little League rules.

The Amesbury Little League receives tons of support from the community, especially during Dick’s Appreciation Day at Dick’s Sporting Goods, which gives 20% off on purchases made by participants from March 18 through March 19. It’s great that the Amesbury community cares so much about its children, and at Amesbury Chevrolet we’re proud to be part of it.

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Perks of Owning a Truck

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Adventure awaits in the Chevrolet Colorado.

Owning a truck might seem impractical for many drivers, but these utility-driven vehicles have more uses than simply towing and hauling things around town. While some top-of-the-line trucks will cost you a pretty penny, others, like the Chevrolet Colorado, offer exceptional utility, a high fuel economy, and a powerful engine for their price. Here are a few perks of owning a truck from us here at Amesbury Chevrolet.

Projects

Trucks are designed to be the more durable vehicles on the market, making them a prime choice for drivers who are constantly working on home projects. Hauling dirt and bricks is a simple task for most trucks. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 12,500 lbs. when properly equipped. Imagine trying to move heavy bricks in the back of a sedan.

Weather

Harsh weather is an unfortunate occurrence in many climates, but trucks are built to handle the worst of the worst. Northern areas often experience slick winters that leave cars stranded on the side of the road. Fortunately, Chevrolet trucks can power through with their versatile four-wheel drive configuration. The heat isn’t a big factor for most trucks either. A properly-equipped truck can be driven year round with no major consequences.

Safety

Conquering the open road is largely dependent on safety features. While cars are built to crumple strategically upon impact in order to protect occupants, a truck is designed to power through whatever comes across its path. A higher ride height offers increased safety as well.

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Things to Do for Families in Winter

Things to Do for Families in Winter | Amesbury Chevrolet | Amesbury, MA

Winter can be the most boring time of the year, especially for families with kids with built-up energy. Cold temperatures and snow don’t mean you have to stay inside all winter long, though! Here are a few recommend things to do for families in winter from us here at Amesbury Chevrolet. Remember to stay warm!

  • New England Sports Park – If your kids are daredevils, then we have the perfect place for you! The New England Sports Park is one of the fastest, steepest snow tubing hills in the region. Visitors get a three-hour timeslot to make as many ventures up and down the hill. After the cold has gotten through your jackets, warm up at the Corner Kick Pub!
  • Bowling – Is there really a better winter pastime than bowling? Leo’s boasts 25 lanes that are perfect for the hands of children. Bowlers can choose to play with or without bumpers. The facility even features family-friendly events for all to enjoy as well as an arcade.
  • Lowell’s Boat Shop – There’s a lot to be said for visiting a working music and historic landmark when winter has taken hold. Lowell’s Boat Shop has displays of over 200 years of wooden boat-making history. Visitors can even see how fishing dories were, and still are, made as well.
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The Chevrolet SUV Lineup: Find the Ideal Holiday Gift

2016 Chevrolet SUV Lineup | Amesbury Chevrolet in Amesbury, MA
2016 Chevrolet SUV Lineup

Chevrolet SUVs are the perfect gift for this holiday season, offering excellent capabilities, the latest technologies, and plenty of space. Crossovers and SUVs include the Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, and Suburban. Come check out our Chevrolet SUV lineup, and test drive one today!

According to Chevy, the Chevrolet SUV lineup includes a range of designs and a wide selection starting with the smallest—the Chevy Trax. This fuel-efficient crossover is perfect for the urban jungle, offering great gas mileage while also keeping the perks of an SUV—a tall ride height, plenty of space, and a rugged exterior.

The Equinox is great for any driver, with a wide, athletic design, roomy interior, and powerful engine. Plus, this model is also affordable. Meanwhile, the Traverse offers the same quality and affordability, though in a larger, refined package. The Traverse is perfect for dirt roads, but it’s also simply comfortable for those looking to hit the highway.

Finally, the Tahoe and Suburban are the largest Chevy models. Each comes with great new features like Chevy MyLink and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, as well as a number of innovative safety systems. The Suburban even has seating for up to eight people, making it the ideal people mover. Get a new Chevy SUV or crossover today.

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Holiday Events in Amesbury, MA

Holiday Events in AmesburyThere are plenty of holiday events in Amesbury this winter, including a Holiday Open House, Christmas Cookie Workshop, and a Christmas music event. All ages are welcome at these events, making them perfect for families. If you’re looking for a fun time this holiday season, these are just some of the many places to check out.

According to EventBrite, the Holiday Open House will be held on December 10th at 11:00am. This will take place at the Farm at Eastman’s Corner in Kensington. You can take pictures with Santa, sample meals, and participate in kids’ events. There will also be Christmas trees for those who still need to pick up an evergreen for their home.

You can stick around Eastman’s Corner for a Christmas Cookie Workshop at 2:30pm. Kids can learn how to decorate gingerbread, and there will also be sugar cookies. Supplies are provided, and you can even take home a mason jar of hot cocoa or cider. This event is just $25 for all those interested.

Holiday Events in Amesbury

 

Stop by BrookRidge Community Church for a Christmas Music Experience from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. You can enjoy a special night of tunes for free thanks to this great organization. There will also be a collection for Meals Ministry, which serves free meals to those in need.

Listen to music, attend a cookie workshop, or see Santa—these are some of the events this holiday season.

We wish you Happy Holidays from all of us here at Amesbury Chevrolet!

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Volunteer in Amesbury: Give Back This Holiday Season

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You can foster an adorable dog from Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley this season!

If you’re looking to give back to the Amesbury community, there are tons of things you can do this holiday season. From soup kitchens to animal rescues, everyone can truly make a difference by volunteering. Whether you help for a day or you dedicate time every week, every little bit helps to make a difference.

Our Neighbors’ Table

One of the most important volunteer groups in the area is Our Neighbors’ Table. More than 400 people per year volunteer their time and money to provide food for those in need. There is a food pantry, dinners, holiday programs, emergency assistance, and more. Whether someone needs a bite to eat or is looking for emotional support, this program provides caring hearts, warm meals, and open minds.

Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley

You can also give back by volunteering at Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley. One of the most important things you can do is foster a pet. Foster homes provide support to the organization by socializing pets and opening up space at the facility. Donation coordinators are always needed, as well as adoption coordinators, feeders, transporters, and more. Pets are frequently abandoned around the holidays, making it especially important that you volunteer your time if possible.

These are just some of the many ways you can volunteer in Amesbury, MA. Giving back is one of the greatest things you can do. We hope to see you volunteering this winter.

 

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Chevy Diesel Lineup: More Options than Ever

Chevy is giving drivers more options than ever, including a range of new diesel powertrains. The 2018 Chevy Equinox, Cruze, and Cruze Hatchback will now come with diesel engine options to provide better fuel economy—among other essential advantages. While other automakers are dropping these powertrains, Chevy understands how important selection is to its customers, so it has expanded its Chevy Diesel lineup.

Chevy Diesel Powertrains

According to Detroit News, the 2018 model lineup will have several new diesel powertrains. This will include a 1.6-liter turbodiesel that gets up to 40 highway mpg. Only about 3% of models in the US are diesels; this engine type is considerably more popular in Europe. And, since Volkswagen and Audi have been prohibited from selling Diesel Tankdiesels in the US due to a recent scandal, Chevy has decided to pounce on a new market.

“Clearly, what’s happened at VW creates an opportunity for us,” GM North America President Alan Batey told reporters recently. “So we’ll do everything we can to seize the opportunity.”

Why Diesel?

What exactly is the difference between a diesel and gasoline engine? While gasoline engines use spark plugs to ignite fuel, a diesel engine uses compression to get every last ounce of energy out of the fuel. This leads to better fuel economy—one reason semis use diesel instead of gasoline. The new Chevy diesel lineup will offer better fuel economy for drivers everywhere.

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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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