It’s already March, which means that spring is right around the corner and the weather is already starting to warm up. No more jackets and gloves! With the warm weather and the sprouting greenery, it’s easy to be lured into the great outdoors and get bit by the camping bug. El Dorado Chevrolet knows there are some great places to go camping in McKinney; you just need to know where to look!
Erwin Park: This self-described “rustic campground” offers everything from playgrounds to picnic pavilions to cycling and hiking trails for the explorers at heart. Call in advance for campground availability.
Texas Star RV Ranch: This secluded RV roost offers nice spots for plenty of peace and quiet. It offers free Wi-Fi and is pet-friendly, too, so you don’t have to leave your best friend or your phone behind.
Lighthouse RV Resort: Another RV campsite, you get lots of amenities here like laundry facilities, a pool, mini-golf, playgrounds, and even security monitoring at night. There are even places to work out if you want to stay in shape on vacation.
Camping in McKinney is fun and gives you a chance to get out of your home and into the Texas spring weather, before the heat kicks in during the summertime months. Feel Free to come on down to El Dorado Chevrolet and Check out our wide selection of SUV’s that would work great for storing and transporting all your camping gear!
What do Chevrolet owners love more than their Chevy models? Well, according to statistics, mobile data. A recent look at how much data is used by Chevrolet owners when driving their vehicles suggests that drivers love having Wi-Fi on the go. The survey says that Chevy drivers who have OnStar 4G LTE used a grand total of 4.2 million gigabytes of data last year in 2016, a 200% increase over the amount of data used on the go the previous year.
The reason? Demand for fun stuff inside your vehicle—such as music, movies, integrated navigation, and other connectivity features that make life easier—has skyrocketed. According to GM North America president Alan Batey, drivers now consider these features “an integral part of their day-to-day lives.”
Chevy broke down the stats even further to show which nameplates get the most data usage. Between 2015 and 2016, the Suburban and Tahoe showed the biggest increase, showcasing that OnStar 4G LTE tends to be the most popular among large, family-friendly SUVs. No surprise there, considering the popularity of built-in entertainment systems that features on-the-go movies and audio books.
If you’re interested in getting OnStar 4G LTE in your next vehicle, El Dorado Chevrolet can introduce you to a variety of subscription plans and help you through the process.
Anticipation for the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has grown to a fever pitch. Fans thought they might get a taste at the recent Detroit Auto Show. But alas, Chevy chose to keep the ZR1 under wraps. CarScoops theorizes this may have been a strategic move to focus attention on the all-new design of the Chevrolet Traverse, which admittedly is also big news, but more on the family-friendly side of things.
On the track-worthy side of things, the upcoming ZR1 is indeed good reason for excitement. A big reason is what we’ll find under the hood. Details are scant on the new LT5 engine. What we do know is that it is a twin-turbo V8 capable of an excess of 700 horsepower (at least one source puts it at 750 horsepower). It will replace the current GM powerhouse, a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that powers the Z06 model.
The overall design of the ZR1 will have to be altered to support the new engine. Exchanging a supercharger for two turbochargers means that the engine will feature a new cooling scheme. This also means you’ll see air intakes on the front fascia of the ZR1.
Word on the street is that we won’t lay eyes on the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 until the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.
It makes sense that the US Army is the only party who has access to the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2. Whoever is behind the wheel of this super-truck is the veritable king of the road—an important title when you are engaged in desert warfare.
The ZH2 is very big, as any proper war machine should. At six-and-a-half feet tall and seven feet wide, this is one intimidating truck. And sitting on 37-inch tires with a “specially modified suspension,” it’s able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! …Well, not really. But it has no trouble negotiating difficult desert terrain.
Despite the belittling effect its size might have on the enemy, the ZH2 is designed for stealth. This is where its unique powertrain comes into play.
A state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell powers the ZH2. The Army has employed the truck to study whether hydrogen fuel-cell technology can provide “near-silent operation” and “reduced thermal signatures” — two qualities essential for stealth. Fuel cells also provide high torque, important for off-road operation. The Army is even studying how to use the H2O by-product in the field.
Charlie Freese, the man who oversees all things fuel cell at GM, said the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 is “a terrific example of GM’s engineering and design skill.” It’s hard not to agree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spending the holidays with 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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!