With so many options to choose from, buying a used car can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. To find the used car that works for your family as well as fits your budget, keep these simple tips in mind.
Set a budget
You can find a used car at pretty much any budget point, so setting a budget will help you narrow down your options. Whether you are looking for an off-road truck or a family-friendly SUV, you can find the right pre-owned vehicle for the right price. By sticking to a budget, you may even be able to purchase a used vehicle at a higher trim level or with some extra features that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford.
Check the history
To have peace of mind when choosing your vehicle, be sure to check the vehicle history report for each car you’re interested in. This report gives you details about the car’s title history, previous owners, the record of maintenance, and any collisions it was involved in.
Select a reputable dealer
To make sure you’re getting a reliable car, it’s important that you shop at a reputable dealer, like Jupiter Chevrolet. Here, we make sure to offer a wide selection of used vehicles that you can count on to drive your family safely.
If you’re interested in buying used in Garland, Texas, contact us at Jupiter Chevrolet or check out our pre-owned inventory online.
If you’re looking to better organize your Chevrolet SUV, the glove box is a great place to start. Be sure to place the following items inside the compartment to have them within easy reach and get the most out of this convenient storage area.
To make trips to the grocery store or gas station more sanitary, it’s a good idea to use some hand sanitizer or travel wipes. Both items easily fit inside your SUV’s glove box.
You never want your phone to run out of battery, especially in emergency situations. That’s why you should store your phone’s standard charger or a portable charger in your glove box so that you can keep your phone fully powered at all times.
The glove box is a great place to store important documents, such as your proof of insurance, automotive registration, and a copy of your driver’s license. Other items you may want to have on hand include lists of your medications, emergency contacts, and any allergies your family has.
No matter how long you’ve had your Chevrolet SUV, always keep your owner’s manual in the glove box. You never know when you might have questions about different components or need to look up what a light on your dashboard means.
If you need any assistance caring for your Chevy or want to find a new family hauler, give us a call at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.
One of the great things about living in Texas is the amount of breathtaking scenery to be explored. If you’re looking for something special to do with the family, consider packing your Chevrolet vehicle with your essential road-trip gear and heading out on a road trip along one of these scenic drives in Texas.
On the Lonesome Highway, you’ll pass through the Guadalupe Mountains and get to know their stunning, rocky cliffs. This route — which follows Highway 180 from Carlsbad to El Paso — is a great choice when you want to get some peace and quiet in a beautiful area. There’s hardly a sign of civilization around, so make sure the gas tank is full and you’re stocked up on essentials beforehand.
Occasionally known as River Road, FM 170 runs along the Rio Grande and offers up gorgeous views of the surrounding desert. This is a great scenic drive to take if you and your family enjoy looking out for different Texas plant life since you may see many cacti and Big Bend Bluebonnets. To access this desert route, hop onto FM 170 anywhere between Study Butte and Presidio.
As the second-largest canyon in the country, Palo Duro Canyon is an amazing feature of Texas. Highway 207 passes by the canyon, making it the perfect road trip route for checking out some incredible views of nature.
We at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, hope you enjoy taking a scenic drive with your loved ones. If you need any maintenance before your journey, make an appointment at our service department.
Whether you plan to take a scenic drive to see holiday lights with your family or simply want to improve your commutes this winter, listening to an audiobook is a great way to enjoy the ride. Check out one of these fantastic audiobooks during your holiday drives.
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
While most families are familiar with “A Christmas Carol”, it’s well worth listening to Tim Curry narrate this classic holiday tale. The magnificent narration combined with the heartwarming story is enough to put even the biggest Scrooge in the holiday spirit.
“My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories” by Stephanie Perkins
If your family has tweens and teens in tow, this audiobookis an excellent holiday distraction for short drives. The audiobook is comprised of 12 different short stories written by popular Young Adult authors and edited into one collection by Stephanie Perkins.
“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” by Samin Nosrat
If you’re interested in improving your cooking this winter, you can learn how to do so with this audiobook. During your holiday drives, gain insight into preparing different meals for your family. Then, try your hand at these meals while at home.
We at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, hope you have a fantastic holiday season. If there’s any way we can assist you at this time, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has massively improved its capabilities for work and play, bettering its trailering capabilities and tailgate flexibility. With these latest changes, the pickup truck makes it easier to complete hands-on projects and more convenient to go on family road trips.
Your 2021 Silverado 1500 is a more versatile option, thanks to its new available Multi-Flex Tailgate that offers six different functions to match your needs. Whether you need a workspace to finish putting together your fishing gear or better access to the truck bed, the Multi-Flex Tailgate has a function for you. Simply press the two buttons on the tailgate or use the key fob to adjust it as you wish.
Not only are two engines of the Silverado 1500 gaining huge upgrades in towing capacity for the 2021 model year, but the truck is also adding innovative trailering technologies. The Trailer Length Indicator helps make sure you have adequate room to switch lanes when driving with a trailer. The Rear Trailer View also now comes with a Trailer-Angle Indicator and guidelines to assist you when backing up your trailer.
Discover more about the Multi-Flex Tailgate and enhanced trailering capabilities of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 when you give us a call at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas.
When you’re ready to upgrade your ride, you have a lot of options — not just for which new car to purchase, but for what to do with your old one. Although you could sell your old vehicle, there are many great reasons to trade in your car instead.
A hassle-free experience
When you sell your old car to someone, there are a lot of tasks involved, sometimes even after the deal is done. For instance, if there’s a problem with the vehicle after the purchase, a private buyer might ask you to pay for repairs. Meanwhile, when you trade in your vehicle at the dealership, the dealership becomes responsible for the vehicle. You can walk away knowing that the deal is done and final.
A convenient process
The trade-in process is as simple as bringing your old vehicle to the dealership and leaving with a new one. Selling your car to a buyer is not nearly as easy since it involves communicating and meeting with potential buyers as well as filling out paperwork.
A fresh start
You may think that you have to finish paying off your old vehicle before you can get a new one, but that’s not always the case. Lots of times, dealerships will take a trade-in even if you haven’t finished paying it off. They’ll contact your lender and pay off the rest of your loan as part of the deal, leaving you with a clean slate.
Interested in making a trade? Contact us at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, to begin the trade-in process and learn about the cars in our inventory.
If you’re looking for your next vehicle, consider making it a used Chevrolet. Not only will you save money on your purchase, but you’ll also feel confident knowing that you’re behind the wheel of a long-lasting, trustworthy brand.
A lower price tag
If you’re shopping on a budget in Garland, Texas, a used Chevrolet from Jupiter Chevrolet is the way to go. Because of depreciation, used Chevrolet models cost significantly less than new ones. And, in addition to saving on the initial price, you’ll also likely pay less on taxes, registration, and car insurance.
A reliable brand
Today’s vehicles are designed to last longer, so you can count on a used vehicle for years to come. Chevrolet models, in particular, are dependable options, packed with an array of driver assistance features and other safety tools.
Since used vehicles cost less than new ones, you can afford to purchase a more high-end trim when buying used. This means that you can select a used Chevrolet model with fantastic amenities, advanced technologies, and luxuries, like heated seats, which you may not have been able to purchase new.
We at Jupiter Chevrolet offer a number of used Chevrolet models. View our pre-owned inventory online to find a used vehicle to drive in Garland, Texas.
Trailering is a skill, just like many other aspects of driving, that takes time and effort to perfect. Whether you’re helping a friend move to Garland, Texas, or you’re planning a cross-country road trip with a trailer, keeps these tips for trailering with your truck in mind.
Pick a truck
Before you can tow a trailer, you need to get the right truck for your towing needs. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is great for smaller trailers, as it will tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped with a 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine. You also can’t go wrong with the 2021 Silverado 1500, which will tow up to 13,300 pounds when properly equipped.
It’s also important to practice before you embark on your journey. Familiarize yourself with the hitch and trailer, and make sure to note the blind spots. It’s especially important that you test the brakes and get a feel for how having a trailer affects your driving.
Leave more room
Be sure to increase your following distance when trailering. Trailers add weight, which means deceleration takes longer. You don’t want to end up slamming the brakes with a 7,000-pound trailer behind you.
To learn more about trailering and to find a Chevrolet truck suitable for your needs, don’t hesitate to call us at Jupiter Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Traverse is the ideal family SUV, not only because it’s spacious and versatile but also because it provides an especially quiet and relaxing ride. In fact, the Traverse was named one of the 17 Quietest Cars of 2020 by U.S. News & World Report for creating such a peaceful driving experience.
One of the reasons the Traverse is so quiet is thanks to its Active Noise Cancellation technology, which comes standard on the current generation. Whether you’re driving in Garland, Texas, or off the beaten path, this technology keeps the noise to a minimum by dampening vibrations and blocking out the outside sounds you don’t want to hear.
U.S. News & World Report also appreciates Active Noise Cancellation for minimizing the sounds of the SUV’s 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. Plus, the Traverse is specifically designed to prevent wind noises from reaching the cabin.
The three-row SUV also comes with an array of interior amenities for your comfort and entertainment. The standard tri-zone automatic climate control keeps everyone cozy, while available leather upholstery adds refinement to the interior. The available Bose® premium audio system and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System also create more enjoyable drives.
To learn more about the relaxation-enhancing Chevrolet Traverse and how to make it your next vehicle, give us a call at Jupiter Chevrolet.
Choosing a safe, reliable vehicle for your teen driver can be a real struggle, as you need to sift through countless options to find the one that will keep your child as safe as possible. However, with the release of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2020 Safe Vehicles for Teens list, you can end your search with the Chevrolet Equinox.
Every year since 2014, the IIHS has evaluated used vehicles and compiled them into a collection of the best models for burgeoning drivers. In order to be listed as one of the top choices for teens, a car needs to achieve good ratings in the moderate overlap front, head restraint, side and roof strength tests. It must also have earned a minimum of four stars overall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to the IIHS, 2016 or newer Chevrolet Equinox models more than fit the bill. In addition to earning the necessary scores, the current model also features the innovative Teen Driver technology. This advanced technology helps promote positive driving behaviors by letting you restrict some features and view an in-vehicle report card that summarizes your child’s driving performance.*
If you’re looking for the perfect car for the young driver in your family, check out our available Chevrolet Equinox models at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas, by viewing our inventory online.
*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.