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Chevy Ad Honoring Prince Hits Newspapers Across the Country

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Prince recently passed away. Adored across the board by fans, fellow musicians, and critics alike, Prince was what some have even called the “Mozart of pop music.”

His forays into avant garde jazz notwithstanding, Prince knew how craft a pop hook. And one of the best hooks he ever wrote was the eponymous opening line in the 1982 hit “Little Red Corvette.” Hear that tune, and you’d be humming that line for days.

To honor the artist, Chevrolet placed a full-page ad in six major newspapers across the country. The Chevy ad honoring Prince was simple, just the rear view of a red split-window Corvette and the text, “Baby, That Was Much Too Fast/ 1958-2016,” dates commemorating Prince’s life.

Of course, “Little Red Corvette” isn’t the only time a Chevrolet has been referenced in a song. Don McLean drove his Chevy to the levee in “American Pie.” Motley Crue traded their ‘65 Chevy for illegal drugs in the song “Dr. Feelgood.” In “Crocodile Rock,” Elton John reminisces about the good ol’ days when “rock was young” and he had an “Old Gold Chevy.” But, perhaps in no other song does a Chevrolet figure so prominently as in “Little Red Corvette.”

Family

How to Avoid a Post-Christmas Letdown

Now that all the lights, cookies, and decorations have been put away and your extended family has all returned home, you might be feeling a bit blue. This is a common feeling and is known as a post-Christmas letdown. If you always feel down in the dumps this time of year, here are five simple steps to help you avoid a post-Christmas letdown.

  1. Continue the cheer. During the holidays, you likely wished your neighbors and even passersby a friendly, “Merry Christmas.” You can continue this cheer by wishing happy days on those around you. Say things like, “I hope you have a happy day,” or give someone a compliment. Spend an extra 10 seconds to spread joy and you’ll feel much better, too.
  2. Spend time with family. If having family all around you is one of your favorite aspects of the season, continue the tradition. Once a month, or as often as you can, get together with family or friends for a fun dinner. You can keep it simple and just enjoy the company.
  3. Make a countdown. A lot of the fun of the season is counting down the days towards Christmas. Studies have shown that people often enjoy the anticipation of an event more than the event itself. Plan some fun activities to give you something to look forward to and you can even make your own countdown calendar for extra fun.
  4. Light up your life. There’s nothing quite like the ambiance and joy that Christmas lights bring. You don’t have to leave all your decorations up, but if these lights bring you joy, find a way to incorporate them into your home year round.
  5. Keep giving. We have all experienced the happiness that comes from helping and giving to others. Keep those feelings going by finding a place to volunteer. Another idea is when you see something you know a friend would love, go ahead and get it for them. Imagine how it would brighten their day to get an unaccounted, special gift.

These are just a few ways you can continue the holiday spirit and feel joy throughout the year. How do you help yourself avoid a post-Christmas letdown?

2016 Colorado diesel

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Is The Most Efficient Pickup Truck

The Chevrolet Colorado was named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year last year. And it has been recently announced that the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado has won the award yet again this year.

There’s no doubt that one of the reasons for all the attention this year is the addition of a highly efficient diesel option. It’s an engine so efficient in fact that it gives the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado the prestigious title of most fuel-efficient pickup truck sold in the US.

Versatility is largely what helped the Colorado rise to the top of the market. Part and parcel of that versatility had to do with great options. This new option is a 2.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, delivering 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. In the two-wheel drive version, the engine helps the Colorado deliver the best-in-class fuel economy at 31 mpg on the highway.

As an article in CNET notes, equipped with a 21-gallon tank, this means that the Chevrolet Colorado diesel can go 651 miles on a tank. Now that’s a luxury that not a lot of truck owners have ever experienced. And now they can, thanks to Chevrolet ingenuity!

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How to Clean Common Car Spills

We’ve all had one of “those days.” You’re running late, the baby spilled milk in the backseat, and you just hit a bump in the road and your coffee is now everywhere – except in the mug. Now what?

Here are some tips for how to clean these common car spills, so you can officially erase that morning from memory.

Milk – When not addressed quickly, spilled milk can become a smelly problem. Begin by soaking the area with cold water, then thoroughly clean using a few drops of dish soap, cold water, and a rag. Wipe down the area with a clean, wet rag, and allow to dry. Another option is to use baking soda and water to make a paste, and apply that to the stain, allowing it to sit for several minutes. When it’s dry, vacuum the baking soda up. The baking soda will also help neutralize the smell.

Coffee – The oils found in coffee can be particularly difficult to get out of your car’s upholstery. Create a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts warm water, and spray it onto the stain. Wipe the area down with a clean microfiber cloth or sponge.

Please note that we always recommend testing any solution you plan to use on your car’s upholstery on an unseen area to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage. Each car’s fabric and upholstery is different, and may react differently to the products suggested in this post.

For more information on cleaning car upholstery, visit housecleaningcentral.com.

Here at Ell Dorado Chevrolet, we want to know your stain-lifting secrets. Tell us your go-to solutions in the comments!

2015 SS

2016 Chevy SS Updates Engineered for Performance

Following an incredibly successful 2015 model year, the Chevy SS is getting some worthwhile updates for 2016. The 2016 Chevy SS updates focus on enhanced performance and exterior presence. Back, and better than ever, Chevy’s performance sedan commands attention and respect on the road.

Updates include a revised front fascia, new, functional hood vents, a new dual-mode exhaust system, and vertical ducts located at the car’s outer edges designed to direct airflow over the front wheel openings, all of which are designed to improve aerodynamics and efficiency. Additionally, 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels and new signature LED lighting add to the sedan’s bold and aggressive appearance.

“The 2016 SS design changes more fully express the true driving character of the sedan while further enhancing the car’s overall performance,” said Todd Christensen, Chevrolet Performance Car marketing manager in a statement.

If it wasn’t broke, Chevrolet didn’t fix it, leaving most everything else we already loved about the 2015 SS as it was. A spacious interior, premium amenities, and a powerful V8 engine continue to deliver an exhilarating and comfortable driving experience.

Stop by El Dorado Chevrolet today to learn more about the upcoming 2016 Chevy SS!

2016 Chevy Volt

The Newly Redesigned Chevrolet Volt Won’t Be Available Until Spring

Want the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt?  No on blames you: it’s sleek, highly innovative, and one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market. And you might just be able to get it this year, but, unfortunately, that’s not likely. There’s a good chance you’re going to have to wait until next spring.

The newly redesigned Chevrolet Volt is seeing a limited release in specific states, such as New Jersey and Oregon, until it receives its wide release in spring of 2016. This might be due to the decrease in sales of Volts over the past year; between January and August of 2015, Chevrolet sold only 8,315 Volts, which was a 37% decrease compared to sales over the same time period in 2014.

The Volt is a well-known and highly respected electric or hybrid car in a time when eco-friendly vehicles are king. The newly redesigned Chevrolet Volt plans to bring sales back to their rightful place at the top.

The new Chevrolet Volt is supposed to be one of the furthest-ranging electric vehicles of all time. It’s going to come equipped with some of the most intuitive technology you can find on four wheels. Maybe now’s a good time to take that road trip west to Oregon…

2015 Chevrolet Volt

What’s There to Do in Texas During the Fall?

Most people, when they think of autumn in America, think of quaint New England towns tucked into hillsides, or the brisk American North covered for miles and miles with enormous trees. Both are beautiful, of course, but if you’re just thinking of those two regions, you’re missing something pretty spectacular right here down in Texas.

Not only is Texas during the fall a beautiful, colorful place, but there’s more to do in the state to celebrate the season than almost anywhere else in the country.

First, check out the State Fair of Texas. Running for 24 days, from September 25th to October 18th, it’s one of the longest and biggest state fairs in the nation. You can witness the rodeo spectaculars or take part in something a little more laid back, like the Fall Garden Program. Add all this to the beyond-delicious food up for grabs at every turn, and you’re bound to have a great time.

Or, for something a little more natural, head on over to the Lost Maples State Park. One of the most fiery locations for foliage in Texas during the fall, it has plenty to see, with lovely river views and millions of trees. (You can even get an online, regularly updated color change report.) Whether you’re in for picnicking, hiking, or camping, there’s something for you at Lost Maples.

Maybe you need something spooky to do in honor of this Halloween? In that case, consider visiting Mineral Wells. Famed for its magic, healing waters, it’s also the home of one of the most haunted hotels in America (which also happens to be one of the most relaxing).

Whatever you’re looking to do in Texas during the fall, there are plenty of amazing getaways all across the state, each one offering something new and wonderful to discover.