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’57 Chevy: Fulfilling a Birthday Promise

Mike King gave his father a 1957 Chevy Bel Air for his 57th birthday, fulfilling the promise he had made to him when he was just 8 years old.

He had bought the Chevy two years earlier, but decided he wanted to save the surprise for his dad’s 57th birthday, so he hid it in his garage.

Roger, King’s father, had told Mike when he was 8 years old that his childhood dream car had been the ’57 Chevy Bel Air. Mike promised him that day that he would buy his dad’s dream car for him when he turned 57—so he did just that.

For video of Mike giving Roger the keys and showing him the car for the first time, click here.

 

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7 Car Organization Tricks

It’s surprisingly easy to let your car become a complete mess. French fries stuck between seats, loose change and receipts sprinkled across the floor, the glove box stuffed with a million different papers—it happens to the best of us. Here are some tips to keep the mess at bay in your car.

 

1.      Trash Bag Holder

Use an empty canister or tissue box to keep a bunch of plastic bags to use as trash bags. That way you always have a trash bag on hand when you need it.

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2.      Cereal Keeper Trash Can

For those of you looking for a greener option to keep your car tidy, keep a cereal keeper near your center console and put trash in there. That way, you don’t have to use plastic bags—just empty the keeper whenever you stop for gas.

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3.      Dryer Sheets under the Seats

To keep your car smelling fresh and clean, stick a few dryer sheets under the seats. It’s cheaper than buying an air freshener—and takes up less room too.

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4.      Loose Change in an Empty Gum Container

Keep all of your loose change in an empty gum container to avoid confusion at toll booths. It can fit in a cup holder for easy access, or in your center console or glove box if you don’t need to use it that often.

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5.      File Organizer in Glove Box

To your glove box clutter-free, use a file organizer with tabs to separate registration, insurance, and service receipts—it’ll be much easier to find what you’re looking for if your glove box is neatly organized. It’ll probably create more free space, too.

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6.      Visor Organizer

You can pick up a visor organizer just about anywhere nowadays, and they’re wonderful for keeping the things you use most nearby. They can hold your phone, sunglasses, CDs, pen and paper, chargers—everything you could possibly need, really.

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7.      Shoe Organizer on Back of Seat

Hang a shoe organizer over the back of the driver or passenger seat to keep important things handy, like hand sanitizer, sun screen, tissues, and water bottles. They’re also good for storing things to keep your children occupied, like books or toys, and keeping them very easily within their reach.

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These tricks are a great way to make keeping your vehicle clean that much easier. If you want to make your car look as good on the outside as it does on the inside, treat it to one of our Car Spa Packages.

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Apple CarPlay in a Chevy Spark at the WWDC

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Recently at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, Apple displayed a Chevy Spark with their new product, CarPlay. CarPlay, like AirPlay and Apple TV, is a way to use your iPhone through a different medium—which, in this case, is your car.

The interface for CarPlay is very similar to that of an iPhone. It uses the same apps and the same voice for Siri, but CarPlay uses features that require don’t require you to look at or touch the screen as much, allowing you to focus more on the road.

By connecting your iPhone (versions 5, 5s, and 5c only) to the system via USB, you’ll be able to make phone calls, look up directions, read and write (or technically listen to and dictate) texts, listen to your music, podcasts, or iTunes Radio.

From the demonstration at WWDC, it looks like CarPlay will be a much safer way to use your phone on the road. It’s user-friendly, like most Apple products, and you can do many things verbally rather than having to briefly take your eyes off the road to press a button on your dashboard—or even worse, using your actual phone and being completely distracted from driving.

CarPlay will eventually be available in future Chevy models, as well as several other major car brands. Neither Apple nor Chevy have given a specific date for when their cars will be delivered with CarPlay already in them, but we can only hope that it’s going to be soon.

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6 Ways to Treat Your Chevy this Summer

The heat of summer can be hard on cars (and people), especially in Florida, where heat and humidity combine to make something usually effortless, like walking from your front door to your car, a hellish ordeal. So now, the beginning of summer, is an excellent time to prove your love for your Chevy and prepare it for the inevitable meteorological weirdness that is a Florida summer.

 

1. Get your AC checked out – There’s nothing worse than those few minutes between turning on your car and waiting for the air conditioning to kick in. So why not take your Chevy to our service department to get the AC checked out? Anything that cuts down the amount of time the inside of your car feels like the inside of a volcano is a good thing. Especially if you accidentally touch the metal part of your seat belt when first getting in…

 

2. Replace your windshield wipers –  Florida summers notoriously bring in some crazy thunderstorms. You can basically expect a mini hurricane every day around three o’clock. And while they never last very long, they can be a nightmare to drive through. So do yourself (and your Chevy) a favor and replace your windshield wipers—you’ll need all the visibility you can get.

 

3. Check your tires –  Before you get out on your summer road trip to see the Grand Canyon, Yosemite or Disney World, check your tires to make sure you don’t run out of air halfway to your destination. Also, if you don’t have it already, you might want to think about getting nitrogen in your tires. It leaks more slowly than regular air, allowing your tires to go farther and last longer.

 

4. Get an oil change – This goes along with number three. If you plan on going on any road trips this summer, it’s a really good idea to get your oil changed before you go. You don’t want any trouble once you’re on the road.

 

5. Give it a good wash – There’s no better way to show your Chevy how much you love it than to wash it. Love bugs, bird droppings, and other acidic elements can eat away at your vehicle’s wax and paint. So whether you treat it to one of our Car Spa Packages or wash it yourself, your vehicle will look and feel brand new. If you do choose to wash it yourself, we recommend drying it with a squeegee to avoid leaving behind any dirt.

 

6. Take a can of air to the interior – This might sound a little unconventional, but a great way to remove the dust from your dashboard and AC vents is to use one of those cans of air made to clean keyboards and other electronics. Just be sure not to leave the air can in your car when you’re done, because exposing that to high temperatures can be sort of dangerous.

 

Whether you choose to spend your summer on a cross-country road trip, at the beach, or at home, make sure to take good care of your Chevy. Hot weather can be annoying and harmful to all of us, cars and people alike. At David Maus Chevrolet, we’re as interested in treating your Chevy well as you are, so be sure to come visit us soon and check out our service specials while you’re here!

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