Spring is a wonderful time of year here in Ohio with beautiful flowers blooming. If you are ready to get out of your home and take advantage of the warming weather, head to these places to enjoy the outdoors near Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Campbell Hill is recognized as the highest point in Ohio at
1,549 feet above sea level. A sign sits at the top of the hill to mark the spot,
and it’s worth taking a walk up the hill to see.
Mary Rutan Park
This beautiful park is a fun location for you and your
family to spend the day. There are 28 acres of the wooded area to explore as
well as four shelter houses where you can have a picnic. You can also enjoy the
basketball court, the tennis court and three playground areas.
Indian Lake State Park
Indian Lake State Park has lots of activities to do,
including hiking or biking along a trail. While it may be too cold to swim in
the 5,100-acre Indian Lake during the spring, you can still go fishing or
kayaking. You can even spend the whole weekend here and camp with your loved
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a spectacular spring and catch sight of flowers as you explore Bellefontaine. If you’re looking for a family hauler to drive your family around the city, visit our dealership to view our available vehicles.
With its peppy look, spacious interior and cutting-edge safety technology, the Chevrolet Equinox is great for small families as well as drivers wanting to make the most of their daily commute. For the 2021 model year, the Chevrolet Equinox is receiving a refreshed design and exciting new features to look forward to.
The 2021 Equinox is gaining updated
design elements, including redesigned rear and front fascias. The gloss black
grille has a more aggressive appearance and chrome inserts. The modern look is
complete with new LED headlamps.
The 2021 Equinox features a long list
of safety technologies, consisting of Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure
Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking and a Following Distance Indicator. You
can also opt for features, like Automatic Parking Assist, Rear Cross Traffic
Alert and Rear Park Assist.
and Premier trims
For the 2021 model year, the Equinox is
gaining the RS trim. This new trim comes with a sporty design, including 19-inch
Dark Android wheels, red stitching on the upholstery and black interior
detailing. The Premier trim is receiving a few updates and has new 19-inch
machine faced wheels, French stitching, and LED taillamps and headlamps.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group are excited for the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox. While there’s still some time before the model is released, you can check out the 2020 model at our dealership.
Here in Bellefontaine, Ohio, there are lots of fun things to do year-round. If you’re looking to make a day out of exploring incredible sites in nature this winter, be sure to make the short trip to the Ohio Caverns in West Liberty.
great aspect of exploring these underground caverns is that temperatures stay
mild throughout the year, so you can enjoy a break from frigid weather. The
Ohio Caverns include more than 2 miles of passageways that have already been
the winter season, you can take the Winter Tour, which features breathtaking
views from both the Historic Tour and the Natural Wonder Tour. The roughly
50-minute tour will lead you through a cavern and teach you interesting
geological and historical facts.
the caverns, you can spend time with your family in the 35-acre park, which
features picnic shelters and a playground. You can also stop into the visitor
center, containing a gift shop with fossils, rocks and other available souvenirs.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a memorable day at the Ohio Caverns with your loved ones. Before heading to the caverns or other exciting destinations in the area, visit our service department to get seasonal maintenance for your vehicle.
The new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray recently received the prestigious 2020 North American Car of the Year award. A jury made up of 50 independent journalists gave this award to the car for having a powerful performance and sophisticated design.
Lauren Fix, North American Car, Utility and Truck of the
Year president, said, “The excitement from consumers has been overwhelming.
From a journalist’s perspective, this is one of the best-built GM products that
exemplifies what it means to be the North American Car of the Year.”
The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year
Awards recognize the vehicles that exceed in the areas of design,
innovation, performance, safety, technology, value and driver satisfaction. The
Corvette has now won the North American Car of the Year award three times,
having previously received the honor in 1998 for its fifth-generation model and
in 2014 for its seventh generation model.
The 2020 mid-engine Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine,
which achieves 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the
Z51 Performance Package to optimize performance and enjoy smooth rides.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group are excitedly awaiting the release of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Visit our dealership to check out the array of other vehicles we have available.
No matter the time of year, there’s always lots of fun to be had around Bellfontaine, Ohio. This winter, be sure to explore the area with your family and check out these exciting winter activities.
Downtown Bellefontaine is hosting its first annual Chocolate
Walk on Feb. 7. You can purchase a ticket to receive more than half a pound of
chocolate and check out the delicious goodies from over 15 different
The Holland Theatre is host to a number of fantastic shows
throughout the year. In February, you can catch a performance of Mary Poppins
JR. with your little ones or listen to talented musicians, like Molsky’s
Mountain Drifters, play a show.
Mad River Mountain
If you’re interested
in embracing the outdoors this winter, head to Mad River Mountain. Here, you
can go tubing, skiing or snowboarding down the slopes. You can also venture to
the ski resort on select days to take part in events specifically for college
students, freestyle skiers or those wanting to attend a concert.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a lively winter and make lots of memories with your loved ones. Visit our service department for seasonal maintenance so your vehicle can better handle the winter roads.
The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has an impressive history of racing. With its powertrain and durable features, it can handle a variety of terrains and persevere in races.
By August of 2019, the Colorado ZR2 had competed in 11 Best
in the Desert races and was one of just four vehicles to complete them all.
Since the model was first revealed in 2017, Chad Hall has been driving the off-road
As a result of the races, Chevrolet has gained the knowledge
needed to further enhance the Colorado with different parts, helping the truck
withstand off-road conditions. The Colorado ZR2 has received numerous upgrades
and now offers skid plates, rock sliders and an Autotrac®transfer
case for 2020. A 3.6-liter V6 engine powers the truck, though a Duramax®
2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine is also available.
“In off-road racing, your speed comes from your suspension,
not your engine. Usually, when you modify the suspension on a stock truck, the
rest of the truck can’t keep up with it,” said Chad Hall. “However, the
Colorado is such a great platform, everything seems to work at the same level.”
The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s a great time to start thinking about fun events to attend with your family. Consider going to these holiday events near Bellefontaine during this festive season.
Bellefontaine Christmas Parade
Get into the holiday spirit this year at the annual
Bellefontaine Christmas Parade. This parade will take place on December 6th
in Downtown Bellefontaine and will be filled will lovely floats from local
businesses. The highlight of the parade is an appearance by Santa, making it a
great event to take your children to. You can also enjoy delicious food, a
petting zoo and carriage rides.
Small Business Saturday
If you want to get your holiday shopping started early, you
can go shopping on Small Business Saturday. This event takes place on November 30th
and gives you the chance to not only purchase holiday presents for your loved
ones, but also to support your favorite local shops. After you work up an
appetite shopping at the unique retail shops in Downtown Bellefontaine, you can
enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the area.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a fantastic holiday season spent with your loved ones. Visit our dealership to see the different vehicles we have to offer this season.
With cold winter days on the horizon, now is a great time to get your vehicle winter-ready. Follow these winter vehicle care tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly throughout the season.
Check your tires regularly
When the temperature outside drops, your tire pressure can
also lower. As such, you should regularly check your tire pressure to ensure
your tires are properly inflated. You should also inspect your tire tread routinely
since tread is important for having traction on slippery roads.
Level off your antifreeze
Antifreeze or coolant is what prevents your engine from
freezing on frigid days. That’s why it’s important that you make sure you have
enough antifreeze in your vehicle. You should also check that there are no
leaks in the engine, which could cause your antifreeze to drain.
Ensure you have optimal visibility
You need to have enough visibility when driving, especially
during winter snowstorms. Replace your wiper blades before the weather gets too
cold if they are not working properly or they’re leaving streaks. You should
also replace any light bulbs that are out in your headlights or taillights.
Stop by our service department at Steve Austin’s Auto Group before winter begins to have any components replaced or repaired as necessary.
The Chevrolet Colorado is a popular mid-size truck, thanks to its impressive capability and features. Recently, Chevrolet unveiled the up-and-coming 2021 Colorado and showed exciting new updates coming to the model.
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado first appeared in public on Oct.
10 at the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic. At the SEMA show in Las
Vegas, Chevrolet will debut the 2021 Colorado ZR2.
Each Colorado model will have trims that are more distinct
from each other for the 2021 model year. In addition, the Z71, LT and WT trims
will receive updated front skid plates, center bars and lower fascias. The Z71
trim will feature a black bowtie logo, while the LT and WT trims will come with
new gold Chevrolet bowtie logos.
Great for off-roading, the ZR2 trim will have a new flow-through
“Chevrolet” front fascia that’s lettered. The new front end not only gives the
truck a bolder look but also helps improve visibility for the driver. This trim
will also offer front and rear electronic locking differentials, a 2-inch
suspension lift, off-road rocker protection and multiple skid plates.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group are excited for the new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. Stop by our dealership for a test drive in one of our other Chevrolet trucks.
Few things are as unpleasant as sitting in a car that’s been baking in the summer sun for hours. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your car cool, no matter how intense the heat is.
visor or sunshade
This is an oldie but a goodie. A simple
sunshade or visor placed over your windshield will work wonders to keep your
car cool. For additional heat protection, lay a sunshade in your rear window.
towel over your steering wheel
Leave a hand towel over your steering wheel
when it’s parked. This little trick should help to keep the temp down so you
don’t have to touch a scalding-hot steering wheel.
If you can snag a spot under a tree or behind
a building, do so. Keeping your car out of direct sunlight is the best way to
keep it cool.
your windows open
Leaving your windows open just a crack can
enhance ventilation and drastically cool down your car. Just make sure that a
hand can’t fit in so you don’t make it easier for car thieves.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope these tricks help keep your car cool this summer. We invite you to come take a test drive at our dealership and find the vehicle that’s right for you.