Why Chevy is Right for Your Needs

Why Chevy is Right for Your Needs

The car-buying process is a difficult one. How can you find the vehicle that’s just right for your needs? That’s where Chevrolet comes in. The Chevy model lineup here at Harvey’s GM has a comprehensive list of vehicles, from those that are ready to get dirty off road to those that are perfect for your daily drives.

I Need A Vehicle for My Family

Balancing your children’s schedules isn’t always easy – but Chevrolet wants to make things a little easier for you. That’s why it has a list of vehicles that are ready to fulfill your family’s needs. From the Tahoe three-row SUV to the Chevy Malibu sedan, there’s an option for every family in this brand’s lineup. Want to learn more about the Chevy vehicles that will suit your needs? Check out our “I Need A Vehicle For My Family” page here.

I Need A Vehicle for Adventures

There’s no greater feeling than out on an unbeaten path with plenty of gear in your trunk. But does Chevrolet offer the types of vehicles that are perfect for adventures? It sure does. From the rugged, capable Colorado ZR2 to the family-friendly, yet powerful Traverse, Chevy has you covered. Are you ready to learn more about how Chevy can help you have the best outdoor adventures possible? Then don’t hesitate to check out our “I Need A Vehicle for Adventures” page here. 

Buick Enhances 2019 LaCrosse Lineup with Sport Touring Model

2019 LaCrosse

The athletic Buick LaCrosse is getting an update for the 2019 model year. This summer, a new Sport Touring (ST) model will join the 2019 LaCrosse lineup and will feature unique styling elements.

Some of the notable new visual elements include 19-inch midnight silver wheels, a rear spoiler, “ST” badging on the trunk lid, and a black mesh grille. With an overall monotone theme, the LaCrosse ST will have a body color grille surround and side vents.

“The LaCrosse ST emphasizes the importance of design, while also complementing the safety, refinement and technology of our flagship sedan,” said Phil Brook, vice president of Buick and GMC Marketing. “The LaCrosse exemplifies what we mean by attainable luxury, offering Buick’s signature QuietTuning, spirited and efficient performance and the latest in-car connectivity all at a tremendous value to customers.”

Under the hood, the LaCrosse ST will come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 310 horsepower. It comes paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Buyers will be able to choose from five stunning exterior colors: Satin Steel Metallic, Red Quartz Tintcoat, White Frost Tintcoat, Quicksilver Metallic, and Ebony Twilight Metallic.

In addition to the ST model, there are a few other updates for the LaCrosse. The Avenir model will come standard with a new air ionizer to help eliminate odors while on the go.

Come check out the entire Buick LaCrosse lineup when you visit Harvey’s GM.

Best Camping Spots in Virginia

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Heading out for a weekend in the great outdoors is best done in a capable vehicle, like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Virginia is home to a number of spectacular camping sites, many of which are easily accessible by a versatile truck or SUV. Here are some of the best camping spots in Virginia, recommended by us here at Harvey Chevrolet.

Chippokes Plantation State Park

Located in Surry, Chippokes Plantation State Park is a working farm that’s been in operation for nearly 500 years. The park features four cabins with basic amenities, heat, and air conditioning. Those who would rather rough it will enjoy camping spots, trails, and much more. Pack up your Chevrolet Tahoe and head off-road for a weekend of memories you won’t soon forget.

Pocahontas State Park

Located near Richmond, Pocahontas State Park features cabins, picnic tables, and modern restrooms. The park is perfect for families of all ages with everything from electric and water hookups to hot showers. An aquatic center offers families the opportunity to escape the wilderness for a day of fun in the water.

Sherando Lake Recreation Area

Best accessed by a truck, such as the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Sherando Lake Recreation Area features boating, swimming, fishing, and more. Three camping areas ensure there’s room for everyone. Whether you’re hitting the trails in an RV or setting up your tent, the Sherando Lake Recreation Area has a little something for everyone.

Chevrolet Traverse and Malibu Make List of the Best Family Cars

Best Family Cars | Harvey's Chevrolet

Two Chevrolet Models

Every year, Parents magazine works together with auto review organization Edmunds to provide a list of the best vehicles for families. Two Chevrolet models made the list for 2018 – the Chevrolet Traverse and Chevrolet Malibu. Requirements for making the list included earning top safety scores from both the NHTSA and IIHS, as well as other criteria for determining best family cars such as versatility, seating, and cargo capacity.

 

While other winners on the list included two Honda nameplates, the Volkswagen Atlas, Ford Edge, and Kia Soul, the Chevrolet Malibu and Traverse ranked near the top of the list. Their safety ratings definitely helped, but judges said that they used information from Edmunds regarding the vehicles’ efficiency, technology, space, and overall quality to determine the final ranking, in addition to conducting some tests of their own.

 

The Chevrolet Traverse was said to have “better gas mileage, handles better, but still has plenty of room on the inside and it’s very comfortable.” Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Malibu was notable for its advanced technology features.

 

The fact that both the Chevy Malibu and the Chevy Traverse made the top five in Parents’ best family cars rankings shows Chevrolet’s commitment to producing safe, high-quality, and family-friendly vehicles. You can find these vehicle models when you take a trip to Harvey’s GM.

GM Military Discount

GM Military Discount

At Harvey’s GM, we want the best for all of our customers, just as we would want for our closest family members and friends. That’s why we’re so pleased to be one of many dealerships that offers the GM military discount to our customers that serve us in the U.S. Military.

Who Is Eligible

The people in the U.S. Military put their lives at risk to serve this country. The employees at Harvey’s GM wish to give back, and so does GM itself. GM recognizes this bravery and expresses gratitude by offering savings to those affiliated with the U.S. Military. Anyone involved in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard may be eligible for savings through this program. That includes Active Duty members, National Guard members, Reservists, and Veterans within three years of their discharge date.

What Vehicles Are Eligible

Many different GM vehicles are eligible for the discount as well. This could include a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac from the 2017 or 2018 model year. The GM military discount applies to vehicles of all types, from SUVs to compact cars to trucks to crossovers.

At Harvey’s GM we salute the service of those in the U.S. Military. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your service, but we do hope this GM discount will be a way for us to give a little back.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

The winter is tough on everyone and everything, including our cars. This spring, extend your spring cleaning routine to your vehicle, washing it down and making it shine for the warmer months. Since spring cleaning is typically the time we do a thorough cleaning rather than just a cursory one, devote the extra time to cleaning up your car in a way that will make it feel luxuriously new. Here are some cleaning tips for your car that we recommend.

Wash exterior:

When the temperature is high enough that you want to spend afternoon outdoors, listen to your favorite tunes as you take the time to thoroughly wash down the exterior of your car after the winter wear-and-tear. Wash off winter’s dirt, salt, and grime, and shine the windows so they look like new. Maybe even polish and wax your car’s finish. You should also check your windshield wiper blades to make sure they’re still in good shape and ready for spring rainfall.

Deep clean interior:

After months of keeping the windows up and letting a bit of trash accumulate on your car’s floor, take the time to deep clean the interior’s carpet and upholstery. Use a vacuum or carpet cleaning machine on both the floor and seats, wipe down the dash and console, and add an air freshener of your favorite scent. Additionally, remove any winter weather accessories and store them away for the warmer months.

If your vehicle requires extensive service to prepare for the spring season, bring it on down to Harvey’s GM, where we are happy to help.

 

Buchanan Civil War History Weekend: A Fun-Filled Event

Buchanan Civil War History

The upcoming Buchanan Civil War History Weekend is from April 27th to 29th. There’s free admission, and the event starts at 10am, so whether you’re looking for a fun family event or you simply want to learn more about history in the area, the Buchanan Civil War History Weekend is great for everyone.

Located in Buchanan Town, according to Visit Roanoke, the weekend will include Living History Camps where you can learn more about what life was like in during the Civil War. There’s also Sutler’s Row, a Camp Dance, a period church service, and more. You can find plenty of arts and crafts, antiques, great food, and then there’s a reenactment where you can see General McCausland and his Confederate troops battle for the Raid of the Valley.

The American Civil War is one of the most significant events in US history, and Virginia was one of the major battlegrounds for the war. Richmond served as a capital for the Confederacy for a period, and there’s an incredible array of history around the area. There’s a whole list of events planned for the weekend, so be sure to plan your visit soon.

At Harvey’s GM, we can’t wait for this educational event, and if you need a new vehicle for your next road trip, stop by and we will be happy to find the perfect one for you.

Chevy Uses VR to Offer Cool Look at Vehicle Testing at Auto Show

Vehicle Testing

Always at the cutting edge of innovation, Chevrolet added a fun twist to their technological prowess by offering a 4D virtual reality experience of their vehicle testing at the North American International Auto Show. Chevrolet debuted this unique experience at the show from January 20th through 28th in Detroit. It was certainly a crowd-pleaser, offering to the public an experience and knowledge of the extent to which Chevy vehicles are tested before being released. It’s a thrilling experience as well as one that gives Chevy buyers peace of mind.

Within its vehicle testing procedures, Chevrolet makes sure that its cars are safe and able to handle the toughest of road conditions. For instance, the new 2019 Silverado will have undergone 7 million miles of testing by the time of its release. This VR experience allows guests at the Auto Show to feel what it’s like to be in the passenger seat during these rigorous tests, which include traversing tough terrain and low- and high-temperature environments ranging from -40° to 130°F. Chevy cars are also tested for their capabilities in high altitudes and in the presence of high wind and humidity.

If you want to learn more about Chevy’s latest advancements and unveilings at recent auto shows, visit us at Harvey’s GM.

Fun Winter Activities in Virginia

fun winter activities

In the wintertime, roads can be scary, which is why trucks like the Silverado are a great choice for families in Virginia. But if you need ideas for where to drive your Silverado, check out these fun winter activities.

Hiking Trails

Going outdoors may not be the first thing on your list when it’s cold outside, but winter in Virginia can be startlingly beautiful – and more often than not, you end up having the whole hiking trail to yourself!

Skiing

There are a number of ski resorts located in close proximity to our dealership here in Radford. Plan a day trip or a weekend getaway in order to enjoy the thrill of skiing.

Ice-Skating

If the high-speed fun of skiing is not for you, maybe ice-skating will be more your speed. Get the family bundled up and head to the nearest skating rink. During this time of year, there will be indoor and outdoor rinks for you to try.

Local Museums

Looking for something to do inside? There are plenty of museums and local attractions in Radford, such as the Glencoe Mansion and the Mary Draper Ingles Monument. There’s even a local paranormal hotspot for the ghost hunters.

Looking for fun winter activities near Radford, Virginia? Any of the above ideas are great options. Whether you want to be inside or go out, the Chevrolet Silverado will get you there.

Realistic New Year Resolutions

Realistic New Year Resolutions

We’re less than a month away from ringing in the New Year which, means now is a great time to start thinking about your resolution. Unrealistic resolutions, deemed “Most Likely to Fail,” are often abandoned rather quickly. Check out these realistic New Year resolutions, recommended by us here at Harvey’s GM.

Don’t Focus On the Little Things

Fretting over something small, insignificant event or interaction is a waste of time and can cause you unnecessary stress. There are dozens, if not hundreds or thousands, of things that are worth your time and energy, and that conversation from three months ago isn’t one of them.

In order to achieve this New Year resolution, focus on ignoring the little things and devoting your time to something larger. It’s an easy resolution to keep, which makes it realistic for the New Year.

Spend More Time With Family

Spending more time with family is an easy New Year resolution to achieve, especially if you live close to one another. Even if you aren’t within driving distance, the video chatting, phone calls, and even text messaging are viable options for communicating. Aiming to spend more time with family is a great New Year resolution for both you and your loved ones.

Find Something That Makes You Happy

Being happy with yourself isn’t one of the easiest things in the world, but once you get there, life gets so much better. Finding something that makes you happy is the first step in becoming satisfied with your life.

Best of luck with all of your resolutions this year.