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Car Safe Resolutions for the New Year

2018 Chevrolet Cruze in McKinney, Texas

Now that 2018 is here, you have the opportunity to make some changes in your life. While you might be considering living healthier or saving money, we have a few car safe resolutions for you to consider.

  • Never use your phone behind the wheel. Every year, thousands of people die in accidents related to cell phone use. Make sure you are not the cause of one of these accidents by resolving to keep your phone away while you drive.
  • Make safety a priority. If you have plans for a new car this year, put safety features at the top of your priority list. Perhaps even spend a bit more to get advanced active features.
  • Use proper car seats. If you have young children, make sure they are using a car seat that is appropriate for their age and size. Children 12 and under need to be in the back seat. And, children should be in a booster seat until they are at least 4-foot 9-inches tall.
  • Always use seat belts. While seat belt usage is more universal than ever, there are still deaths that could be avoided simply by buckling up. Make sure you and all your passengers are secure before you start driving.

Which of these car safe resolutions will you be committing to this year? If you are looking for a new, safer car, visit us at El Dorado Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is Motor Trend Truck of the Year Finalist

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

What happens when you take Chevrolet’s versatile and peppy mid-size pickup and load it up with off-roading features? You get the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. And when it comes to off-roading, there’s hardly a better option than the Colorado ZR2.

Motor Trend feels the same way about the Chevy Colorado ZR2, since it chose it as the Truck of the Year finalist. The regular Chevrolet Colorado is already equipped with smart features, bold design, and strong engine options. It’s great for tackling jobs, but also serves as a city commuter.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 takes that versatility to the next level. The ZR2 packages adds a suspension lift suited for off-roading, locking front and rear differentials, Multimatic DSSV dampers, and a uniquely sporty exterior. The Colorado ZR2 is powered by one of two engines, either the 2.8-liter turbodiesel or the 3.6-liter V6. All of this makes for a confident and powerful performance on any terrain, yet the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 can transition back onto pavement as smoothly as ever. It’s that impressive versatility combined with unique capability that makes the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 the Truck of the Year finalist.

Looking to venture off of the beaten path? You can’t choose a better option that the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 for the task. See one of these mid-size pickups at El Dorado Chevy.

Deciding to Buy a New Vs. Used Vehicle

New Vs. Used vehicleIt’s the age-old question: should I buy a new car or a used one? Both are viable options, and El Dorado Chevy has great vehicles in both categories. We’ll show you the short version of deciding to buy a new vs. used vehicle.

New

Lots of people choose to buy new cars because of the peace of mind that comes with them. New cars come with warranties that will protect your wallet in case of any unexpected problems. New cars will also have the latest in technology and safety features. If you value the security that comes with advanced driver assistance tools, or need to have a Wi-Fi hotspot in your vehicle for work, a new car can deliver. The downside of new cars, of course, is the higher price, but the cost is worth it to many.

 Used

The biggest benefit to buying a used car is the money that the shopper will save. Not only does one save on the initial price tag, but that lower price will also mean lower insurance, lower taxes, and lower registration. That used to be the only reason to buy used, but these days cars are made to last, so a used car can be just as reliable as a new one. Find a model that’s recent enough to have the features you want, and you’re looking at a great deal from El Dorado Chevy.

Awesome Spots for Camping in McKinney

Camping in McKinney | El Dorado Chevrolet | McKinney, TX
A Pretty sunset over and open field.

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!

Great locations:

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!