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.
In terms of convenience and flexibility, it doesn’t get any better than a loaner vehicle from Jupiter Chevrolet. Whether you need a reliable ride to get you around Garland, Texas, while we service your vehicle or you’re looking for a great deal on a like-new car, we’ve got you covered with our loaner vehicles.
What is a loaner vehicle?
If the service department needs to hold onto your vehicle for longer than you can wait, you can choose to drive a loaner vehicle. You can use this car to drive back and forth from work as well as run necessary errands, and then you can return it to us when your everyday driver is ready.
The value of a loaner vehicle
If you’re looking for a phenomenal price on a lightly used vehicle, you can actually purchase one of the loaner vehicles on our lot. Since they’ve been driven by others, we price them as used models, though they have few miles on the odometer. It’s not that different from buying a former rental car since a loaner car has never been privately owned, but it has already experienced the new car depreciation. Right now, you can get your hands on a gently used loaner vehicle for an affordable price at Jupiter Chevrolet.
For the chance to drive a like-new Chevrolet for a fraction of the price, check out our online inventory of loaner vehicles at Jupiter Chevrolet.
Need some exercise or a place to unwind? You’re in luck because we’re fortunate enough to have many different outdoor recreation options here in Garland, Texas. Here are a few of the city’s best spots for enjoying nature and getting some fresh air.
Spring Creek Forest Preserve
Teeming with tall trees and lovely wildflowers, the Spring Creek Forest Preserve features lovely walking trails, where you can catch sight of over an astounding 650 species of animals and plants.
Rowlett Creek Preserve
If you want to get away from it all, head to Rowlett Creek Preserve. This green space’s most popular feature is a 14-mile looped trail that you can use for hiking, mountain biking, running or birdwatching.
Lake Ray Hubbard
One of the biggest lakes in the region, Lake Ray Hubbard is a great place to go fishing, boating and water skiing. It’s also a beautiful spot if you just want to spend a lazy afternoon picnicking or relaxing next to the water.
Firewheel Golf Park
Firewheel Golf Park is one of Garland’s premier destinations for an affordable day on the fairways. Experienced golfers will gravitate toward 18 holes on the Lakes Course. Players at all skill levels will appreciate the Bridges Course, which is made up of three different nine-hole courses with a wide variety of challenging features.
Here at Jupiter Chevrolet, we encourage you to take advantage of our city’s many outdoor treasures. It’s a great way to clear your mind, care for your body and experience the best of our local community.