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Detail Your Car Like a Pro – Your How-To Guide From El Dorado Chevy

Over time, it is expected that your car will become dirty. However, there is no need for you to take it to a professional to have it cleaned. Save yourself some money, and do it yourself. If you follow these simple tips, you will be able to detail your car like a pro.

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The first step is to get out the air compressor. This is a great tool to get all of the dust out of the corners and cracks of your car. If you blow it from the corners of your car and into the center, it’s much easier to vacuum later. You can also turn it onto your vents to clean out the air system.

After getting rid of the dust, move to the exterior of the car. It’s important that you don’t use an acidic cleaner on your car. This will eat away at the protective layers on your paint and rims. Instead, use a soap that was designed specifically to be used on cars.

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If you follow these simple steps, your car will be looking clean and professional in no time. You’ll also save yourself a bit of money by not taking into a shop.

fix a scratch on your car

How to Fix a Scratch on Your Car Like a Pro

Throughout the life of a car, there are lot of nicks and dings that happen on accident. You will inevitably experience a scratch on your car at some point in time. Instead of spending a bunch of money to have it fixed at a shop, learn how to fix it on your own. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be able to fix a scratch on your car like a pro.

  • Step 1: Clean the surface around the scratch, and make sure that there isn’t any dirt or residue. This should be done with a soft cloth. Masking the trim around the area where you will be working may be a wise idea.
  • Step 2: Polish the area that you cleaned. After a few strokes of polish, clean the area with a soft rag. Make sure that it’s dry. Go slowly to make sure that you don’t go through the clear coat.
  • Step 3: Purchase primer and matching paint. If you are unsure what color paint that you need, simply take a sample into the store to get it matched.
  • Step 4: After applying the primer and sanding it smooth, apply the new paint to the area. Sand and buff it if necessary before applying the final coat.

Now that you know how to fix simple scratches, you will save yourself a lot of money.

Christmas Family Traditions

Ideas for Family Christmas Traditions

 

Spending the holidays Christmas Lights- Family Christmas Traditionswith your loved ones is what the Christmas season is all about. If you don’t have family Christmas traditions, 2016 could be the year to start one. A tradition isn’t always a major event and it can even be something small that you do together. Here are some interesting family Christmas traditions suggested by us here at El Dorado Chevrolet. Happy holidays

  • Lights – Take the time to visit a local light display this year. Many cities decorate the square, park or Main Street accordingly. Even if the weather is cold, driving is an option which means this is one tradition you’ll have no excuse not to keep!
  • Movie – A family Christmas tradition could be something as simple as watching a classic movie, like How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The kids will love it and it’s a tradition that can carry on for the next generation as well.
  • Card – Many families have a Christmas card professionally made every year. That can get a little expensive depending on what services you use. For those with a little extra money, it can be a great way to stay in touch with loved ones. It can also serve as a personal memento of your family. Add to the collection year after year and look back on the memories as time goes by.
2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Set for Public Debut

Los Angeles Debut

The Chevrolet Equinox has quickly made its way onto the brand’s list of bestselling vehicles. It currently falls just short of the top spot which is held by the Silverado pickup. The popular SUV has become something of a hit and, as a result, it was tapped to kick off the revitalization of Chevrolet’s crossover and SUV lineups. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is ready to make some major changes and debuted during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off on November 18th and ended just before Thanksgiving.

“The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and brand chief, Global Chevrolet.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Features

The new SUV will also boast three available engines, all of which are turbocharged four cylinders. A 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine makes up one of the options. The final two engines are conventional gasoline engines mated to a brand new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Because of these awesome features, here at El Dorado Chevrolet, we’re waiting impatiently for the 2018 Equinox to make its way to our lot!

McKinney’s Main Street

Best of McKinney’s Main Street

One of the best parts of McKinney is McKinney’s Main Street. Here, you can catch tons of events or have a fun night out. Here’s some of the best you can catch on Main Street.

Chestnut Square Historic Village

Here, you can be a part of history with things like Living History Days, Ghost Walks, and the Holiday Tour of Homes. You can also just walk around and enjoy the historic buildings from the outside.

Frogs of Downtown McKinney

Some towns have cows, some have horses, so why not frogs? You’ll find fun frog sculptures all over downtown, from the farmer’s market to the art gallery. It’s a fun goal to try to find them all and pose with them!

Shopping & Entertainment

If you want a taste of McKinney, you’ll need to stop in at the downtown stores on Main Street. You’ll find the perfect combination of unique stores and tons of art galleries and performances.

Holiday Events

You won’t want to miss upcoming holiday events. Home for the Holidays is the McKinney Christmas celebration. You can attend this in late November to get into the Christmas spirit. You can witness the Christmas Tree lighting downtown and take part in some Candlelight Shopping for Christmas.

Chevy Truck Legend

The Official Chevy Truck Legend of Texas

The State Fair of Texas is a big event every year. It features trucks and truck-lovers alike, but it only has one Chevy Truck Legend.

This year, the Official Chevy Truck Legend of Texas was named: a 16-year-old Silverado with over 375,000 miles on it. Its owner, Lonzo Anderson, has been through a lot with the truck. He has driven his 2000 Silverado every day and it still holds the original engine.

Lonzo Anderson loves his Chevy and gives it credit for its dependability, “My favorite thing about my truck is that I can always depend on it. I was once called into work during an ice storm that left most people in the area stranded at home. Thanks to my Silverado, I was able to get out of my neighborhood and back to work with no trouble.”

The Chevy Truck Legends customer appreciation program exists to honor impressive Chevy trucks and owners. Any resident of Texas with more than 100,000 miles on their odometer are eligible to enter their truck in the program. Chevy Truck Legends like Lonzo Anderson will receive memorabilia, free car washes, discount oil changes, and more!

The Chevy Truck Legends program will soon be premiering nationally, so get that Chevy Truck of yours ready!

unknown road trips

Best Unknown Road Trips in Texas

Every state has its fair share of tourist hot spots, common vacation destinations filled to the brim with shops, restaurants, and fun attractions, and those places can be fun in their own right. However, sometimes when you’re looking for a weekend getaway, you’re just trying to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and uncover a hidden gem. Check out some of these unknown road trips in Texas for a vacation off the beaten path.

Medina River: While still a popular vacation spot for kayak enthusiasts, the Medina River has managed to avoid attracting partiers, making it more serene and relaxing than other fun rivers. There are also no rapids, making it excellent for beginners who want something tame and mild.

Enchanted Rock: A host of Native American legends about mystery and magic surround this rock, located in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The rock tends to make strange groaning noises at night, though modern science says this is due to the rock cooling and contracting when not exposed to the sun.

Mason County: Want to hunt for natural topaz? Several ranches in Mason County will help guide you through the steps of mining the ravines and streambeds of the area for Texas’s state gem.

Marfa: The mystery lights of Marfa, Texas have puzzled visitors and residents alike for generations. They’ve been around since 1883, hovering just above the horizon on clear nights.

Hopefully these unknown road trips will satisfy your desire for adventure. What are you waiting for?

best tailgating party

Have the Best Tailgating Party in the 2017 Silverado 1500

For some, fall means crunchy brown leaves, cooler temperatures, and Halloween costumes. Those things are cool and all, but we also like to think of fall as football season. And what’s football without tailgating? We all love to kick back, grill out, and have a few cold ones before the game, and the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has everything you need to throw the best tailgating party you’ve ever had and wow your friends and family.

What do you need for a great day of tailgating? Entertainment, storage space, and plenty of power. The 2017 Silverado 1500 has all of these things in spades. Take advantage of the pickup’s modern tech, such as the available onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, to sync your phone to your truck and play music directly from your advice without using data. Additionally, the Chevy Silverado 1500 has a capable cargo box and up to 12,000 lbs of towing capacity when properly equipped for all yours supplies, from coolers and lawn chairs to your grill.

So what are you waiting for? If you want to throw the best tailgating party of your life, check out the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It has all the accommodating capability and modern amenities you could ever ask for.

hot tech chili cook off

2nd Annual Hot Tech Chili Cook Off in McKinney

Last year, McKinney hosted the 1st Annual Hot Tech Chili Cook Off, which raised money for the WERX Foundation. The organization is a non-profit that provides small businesses and startups with the necessary tools and resources needed to thrive. This year, the cook off is still benefitting the WERX Foundation and has added The Love Life Foundation, which is a non-profit that is dedicated to supporting victims of child abuse and to breaking the cycle within the community.

The 2nd annual event promises to be even bigger and better this year, with twenty teams competing for an array of awards, including: Best All Around, People’s Choice, Hottest Chili, and Most Unique. The event is being sponsored by and held at the TUPPS Brewery (Anderson St) on Saturday, October 15th, with cooking beginning at noon and tasting starting at 5pm. Doors open to the public at 2:30pm.

Not only will there be chili everywhere you go, there’ll be live music provided throughout the day with acts Gander Slu, Maylee Thomas, and George Fuller hitting the stage starting at 3pm. If you’re interested in registering a team for the cook off or getting early bird tickets, please use the links below.

Team registration information can be found here: http://www.mckinneywerx.com/chili-cookoff-team-register/

Ticket information: http://www.outhousetickets.com/Event/Event8434/

2017 Camaro ZL1 performance

Leave Other Drivers in Your Dust: 2017 Camaro ZL1 Performance

The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro ever built. This model was designed for the track, with unparalleled performance options and a sleek new design. The 2017 Camaro ZL1 performance sets it apart from most other models on the road, making it stand out on both the track and the highway.

According to Chevy, the ZL1 can do 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. You heard right. It can even do a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds (at 127 mph). This Camaro gets up to 650 horsepower thanks to a supercharged LT4 6.2-liter V8 engine. Compared to the 1LE, the ZL1 is a speed demon.

“Building on Chevrolet’s well-established recipe for track-focused performance, the new 1LE packages expand the performance envelope of the Camaro SS and, for the first time, the Camaro LT,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “You’ll be hard-pressed to find more track-capable cars in their respective classes for the money.”

The ZL1 didn’t just add a big engine; this model has some other upgrades. This includes a 220-pound weight reduction, which also increases handling and fuel economy. It gets the SS FE3 suspension with Magnetic Ride dampers, as well as a limited-slip differential. There’s nothing quite like the new ZL1.