A Few Fun DIY Christmas Gifts for Anyone

Want to give out something unique this Christmas? Consider one of these delightful DIY Christmas gifts! They’re perfect for anyone, from a friend at work to your beloved service technician at Harvey’s GM.

  1. Hand-Warmers: Cute and convenient, a nice set of cotton hand-warmers will surely come in… handy! All you need to complete this craft is cute fabric, cotton fleece, and a little bit of needle and thread.
  2. Rootbeer Reindeer: All this precious gift requires is a six pack of bottled rootbeer (preferably brown in color), some brown pipe cleaners, red poof-balls, and googly eyes. Just apply them to each bottle in the six pack, and you’ll be well on your way to a tasty “Santa’s sleigh” of a DIY Christmas gift.
  3. Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix: Fill a glass mason jar with your favorite cocoa powder and all the mixin’s you desire, from peppermint bark to peanut-butter chips.
  4. Coffee Cup Candle: Pick up some miscellaneous mugs from any thrift store and fill them with hot wax and a wick then — voila! — you have an adorable, personalized candle!
  5. Clay Jewelry Dish: Get crafter’s clay from any art supply store and form small, simple dishes, splash some colorful paint on them, and give them out as ring or earring dishes.

Of course, if you’re planning to surprise someone on your list with a brand-new vehicle, you can find the perfect automotive option here at Harvey’s GM.

Chevrolet Traverse and Malibu Make List of the Best Family Cars

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

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.