Archive for the ‘Tips and Info’ Category

Can You Get In Trouble for Hanging Outside the Car Window?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
people sitting on top of a vehicle

Is It Illegal to Stick Your Head Out of a Car Window? 

We’ve all seen it. Dogs living their best life, sticking their head out of the window as their tongue flies away in the breeze. You may have even seen kids do this, or may have done this when you were a child as well. 

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Chevy’s New Roads Publication Offers Parenting Tools and Tips

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Chevy Gives Parenting Tips to Those With Kids 

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things in life, but it can also be one of the hardest, especially if you have multiple children. It certainly keeps you busy, but there are things you can do and tools you can utilize to help you out. 

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GM Fights COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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General Motors Helps With Ventilator Production 

The current coronavirus pandemic is creating challenges for everyone across the world, and unfortunately, the medical community is perhaps the hardest hit, tasked with caring for those who have fallen ill without adequate equipment. 

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Do Turn Signals Have to Be a Certain Color?

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
traffic jam at night

Why Are the Turn Signals On Our Cars Red or Orange? 

There are many things in life that we take for granted, and that is definitely true when it comes to our cars. For instance, why do cars have four wheels instead of three? Or, why do we use a steering wheel to control or cars and not a joystick? 

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Know What to Carry in Your Car This Winter

Monday, December 30th, 2019
Snow plow on snowy road with car behind it and text below saying Know What To Carry in Your Car This Winter

Preparing a Winter Safety Kit

Winter in Wisconsin can be very intense. One day the weather will be clear, the next day it rains, the following it snows and suddenly, safe driving conditions deteriorate. You never know what can happen while you’re traveling through winter conditions. This is why it is important to stay prepared and know what to carry in your car this winter. Also, you should know how to get your vehicle ready for cold weather and snow.

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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Cold Weather and Snow

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Cars on street covered in snow with how to prepare your car for winter in text above

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Whether you’re ready or not, winter is closer than you think. We’ve already had the first snow fall of the season and temperatures have dropped. It’s important to keep your car in tip-top shape during winter months so you can consistently rely on it. What can you do to get your car ready for winter and prepare for the most intense season of the year? Even though we can’t persuade Mother Nature to skip this snowy season, we can prepare and get our cars ready for the cold weather. (more…)

How to use Remote Start and Keyless Entry in your Chevy

Friday, October 11th, 2019
2017 Chevy Cruze Engine Options Milwaukee WI

Times have changed, and technology has advanced to the point where conventional keys are almost becoming extinct in vehicles. This isn’t a bad thing, though. The advancement of keyless entry and remote start technology is more efficient and can actually make it harder for carjackers to steal your car. Of course, it also adds a touch of convenience for you, the driver. Take a look at the videos below to learn how to use Remote Start and Keyless Entry in your Chevy! (more…)

Why is my check engine light on?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
driver display with an illuminated check engine light

Five reasons your check engine light may be on

Seeing the check engine light illuminate up in the driver display can be one of the most frustrating things as a driver, because you’re left wondering why it’s on and wondering how much cash you’ll have to fork up at your next service appointment. Luckily, it’s not always the worst thing in the world. Take a look below at five different reasons why your check engine light may be on! (more…)

Is your alternator failing?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Signs of a bad alternator

Every once in awhile, you’re bound to run into problems with your vehicle. If you go to start your car and all you hear is a clicking noise, you may be quick to assume the battery is dead. Unfortunately, it can be more complex than that. Sometimes it’s due to a failing alternator. If that’s the case, replacing the battery won’t do anything. In fact, you may find that your new battery will die right away too. Below we’ve listed some of the signs of a bad alternator so you’ll have a better idea of how to diagnose your vehicle the next time you run into problems. (more…)

How to properly use ratchet straps

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Front exterior view of a red 2019 Ford F-350 hauling a trailer of hay bails

Ratchet straps are something of a marvel. They can really make it easy to keep your payload in place if you’re towing something that could easily become dislodged while driving. However, it’s important that you use them right, or you may lose the stuff you were trying to strap down. The next time you have to tie something down with ratchet straps, make sure you’re doing it the right way. Learn how to properly use ratchet straps with the short video tutorial here on our blog! (more…)