Archive for May, 2020

What LEGO® Chevrolet models are there?

Sunday, May 31st, 2020
A red Chevy Silverado and red Chevy Silverado made of Legos stand nose to nose.

Chevy LEGO® Compilation

It’s always exciting when two of our favorite worlds overlap. We here at Eric Von Schledhorn are obviously huge Chevy fans; one glance at our extensive inventory can tell you that. What may be less obvious is we also share a passion for a good LEGO® set.

Luckily for us (and hopefully for you too), the realms of Chevy and LEGO® have overlapped several times, with memorable results for each one. There are LEGO® sets of Chevy models, an animated LEGO® commercial for a Chevy Silverado, a full-size LEGO® build of a Silverado (yes, over six feet tall and 20 feet long), and more! Check out assorted offspring from the Chevy/LEGO® love affair below.


Which 2020 F-150 cab should I choose?

Friday, May 29th, 2020
A 2020 Ford F-150 equipped with a SuperCrew cab sits on a worksite.

The 2020 Ford F-150 is one of the most popular vehicles in America. One element that makes it so beloved is just how dang configurable it is. This quintessential pickup comes in so many different configurations that every buyer is able to find the perfect set-up for their own unique needs.

One element that’s offered in a variety of options on the 2020 Ford F-150 is the cab. What are the cab options available for the 2020 F-150, and which cab is right for your needs? Find out with the help of the table and info below!


What bed lengths are available for the 2020 Ford F-150?

Monday, May 25th, 2020
2020 Ford F-150 side view

One of the reasons that the Ford F-150 continues to be just so darn popular is its massive flexibility. America’s favorite pickup can be had with an extensive variety of features and options. Such selection ensures that every driver can find or create the F-150 that perfectly services their unique needs.

One arena in which the 2020 Ford F-150 provides options to its buyers is that of the box size. Various bed lengths are available to enable the driver to achieve the precise balance of size, maneuverability and capability that they’re looking for. What are the box size options for the 2020 Ford F-150?


What happened to the guy who wrote, “Chevy Van?”

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Two hands play an acoustic guitar

Those who grew up during the 1970s likely remember the hit song “Chevy Van.” Though the tune sat unused on the shelves of a record company for nearly two years before being released in 1975, it was an impressive success, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song remained on the chart for 17 weeks and was eventually deemed “The Song of the Seventies” by Rolling Stone. It was even credited with an increase in van sales the following year.

But less well-known than the song itself is the artist. Who wrote “Chevy Van,” and whatever happened to him?


Does the 2020 Chevy Equinox have remote start?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Red 2020 Chevy Equinox

2020 Equinox Remote Start Feature Availability

Those looking for a delightful two-row SUV are likely already turning their gaze to the 2020 Chevy Equinox. This excellent two-row SUV has long made us smile with its solid handling, impressive fuel economy, user-friendly infotainment tech, and, of course, perfect predicted reliability rating. For 2020, Chevy has added some new standard driver assistance features, although the diesel powertrain is no longer available.

But even with the accolades, there are some particular features drivers look for. One of these oft-enjoyed amenities is remote start. Does the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox have remote start?


What are the best fishing spots in Milwaukee?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Close-up on a mans hands warmly holding a fishing pole at a lake.

Best Locations for Fishing in the Milwaukee Area

Here in Milwaukee, we’re blessed to have a myriad of delightful fishing spots around us. The city is situated on Lake Michigan, after all; not only is this a great fishing lake, but it gives birth to excellent inland lakes and county park lagoons, not to mention the various rivers and streams. The result is a multitude of opportunity for quality reel and fly fishing alike.

To help you plan a great angling adventure, we’ve compiled our top fishing spots in the Milwaukee area below. Simply click any that you’re interested in for more information. Thanks for reading, and happy casting!


How can I celebrate Memorial Day 2020 during quarantine in Milwaukee, WI?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
A large amount of American flags

Memorial Day 2020 Activities to Celebrate During Quarantine

Time is not abiding by the freeze on normal life that’s taken place across the country, and as such, Memorial Day is approaching on May 25th. Though most workers still have off for the holiday, the usual activities, such as big group barbecues and parades, that would typically fill this unofficial start to summer are not going to be happening this year.

So what are we left to do to celebrate Memorial Day 2020? Read on below for some suggestions from your good friends here at Eric Von Schledorn Automotive.


Will flat towing a vehicle damage it?

Monday, May 11th, 2020
A puzzled woman holds a cardboard sign with the word "help" written on it in marker.

Safety of Dinghy Towing

Flat towing, also called dinghy towing or four-wheels-down towing, refers to the practice of pulling one vehicle behind another, with all four wheels of the towed vehicle being in contact with the ground. The most common implementation of this is when a vehicle is towed behind an RV, which tends to have the power to pull such a move off.

But flat towing gets a variety of reactions in the automotive world, with some saying it’s fine and others insisting it will cause damage to your towed vehicle. Is flat towing safe?


Where can I order flowers for my mom in Milwaukee, WI?

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
Multicolored text reads, "Flowers for Mom 2020" on a background of wood with some flowers laying beside.

Milwaukee Flower Shops Offering Home Delivery for Mother’s Day 2020

With stay-at-home orders still in effect in Milwaukee, it looks like Mother’s Day is going to be a little different this year. But that’s been the case with just about everything these past few months.

Luckily, humans are muscling through the crisis and using their trademark ingenuity to retain some semblance of normalcy. One way they’re doing so is by providing curbside pickup and delivery services that may have been foregone in the past.

We can still show our mothers that we care by ordering flowers from one of Milwaukee’s excellent local florists. Check out some picks below; click the links to head to their websites, peruse their selections, and place your order. Mom will appreciate it.


What is a spray-on bedliner?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
A woman tied to an elaborate harness sprays a spray-in bedliner into a pickup truck, both being suspended above the clouds on a complex contraption.

Pickup Truck Spray-in Bedliner FAQs

If you’re looking to buy, or have bought, a new truck, you may have heard talk of something called a “bedliner.” This seems straightforward enough, but then another phrase gets thrown into the mix that just may blow the unsuspecting trucker’s mind: “spray-in bedliner.” Just what is a spray-in bedliner?