Best Places to Fish Near Sidney

Fishing

If you’re in the mood to go fishing, Sidney, Ohio, is the place to be. Whether you’re hoping to hook tonight’s dinner or just seeing how big of a fish you can tug ashore, there are plenty of places to fish near Sidney.

Tilberry Run

Tilberry Run is a nice stream, having plenty of spots to post-up with your pole. The species you might catch here include everything from northern pike to largemouth bass.

Kiser Lake

Kiser Lake State Park is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. At Kiser Lake, you can rent a boat and kick back with a line in the water. There are also five fishing piers around the lake, giving access to the bluegill and channel catfish.

Great Miami River

The Great Miami River goes through 15 different counties, giving you an array of places to fish. Home to a variety of bass and catfish species, it’s a great place for novice fishers to gain experience.

Wells Creek

If you enjoy wading and/or fly fishing, Wells Creek is the place for you. The stream contains lots of smallmouth bass and chub for you to fish.

We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group are proud to neighbor Sidney, Ohio. Before heading out on a fishing trip, stop by our dealership for vehicle maintenance.

How to Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

Summer

Even as temperatures rise to uncomfortably hot, there are still ways to keep your car cool. Direct sunlight is a large part of what heats up the inside of a car, so learning tricks to keep your car out of the sun will help you stay cool all season.

Cover the Seats and Steering Wheel

Every surface of a car’s interior can become uncomfortably hot from the sun’s summer rays. Leather surfaces are especially hot to the touch. You can avoid this pain all together by keeping blankets or towels in your back seat and using them to cover surfaces like seats and the steering wheel when your car is parked.

Park in the Shade

If you can keep your car out of direct sunlight, you’ll be able to keep its interior temperature down. When you want a cool car to return to after a long day, finding a shady parking spot is worth the effort.

Use a Sunshade

Sometimes there isn’t any shade around when you’re about to park your vehicle — that’s when a sunshade comes in handy. Sunshades fit across the inside of the windshield, shading the front seats from the sun, and in some case reflecting the rays to keep the interior as cool as possible.

Contact us at Steve Austin’s Auto Group if you need a new vehicle with a working air-conditioning system, or schedule a maintenance appointment to fix your vehicle’s dysfunctional system. We’re here to help make your summer drives more comfortable.

Country Concert 2019

If you love summertime and country music, there’s an upcoming local festival you don’t want to miss. Country Concert 2019 is happening on July 11-13 in Fort Loramie, Ohio. This family owned and operated country music festival had its first year in 1981, and has been booking killer country lineups since then.

Country Concert 2019 has several must-see headliners joining for this year’s festivities. On Thursday, July 11, Kid Rock will end the night, after performers like Kip Moore and Carly Pearce. Friday night, on July 12, guests can rock out with headliners Gary Allen and Chris Stapleton. Dustin Lynch and Thomas Rhett will end the festival with performances on Saturday, July 13. For a complete lineup and schedule, check out the event’s website.   

Besides supplying a summery dose of live country music, Country Concert 2019 is a place to come together with family and friends, and to enjoy camping and good food. The festival grounds accommodate both RV and tent camping, and offer spaces with electric and water sites. Festival goers will find lots of food and drink vendors on the festival grounds. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own drinks, alcohol, and snacks as coolers are welcome on both campgrounds and in the festival grounds. Stop by Steve Austin’s Auto Group if you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you to and from this fun weekend music festival.

GMC CarbonPro™ Coming This Summer

GMC Sierra

The durability of carbon fiber is hard to beat. Not only is it amazingly strong and light, but it can be formed into almost any shape imaginable. These features make it one of the most versatile and desirable materials today. GMC recently announced that it will start producing special-edition versions of the Sierra called the GMC CarbonPro™ starting in early June.

The package will be available on the Sierra Denali 1500 and the Sierra AT4 1500. It will include a CarbonPro bed designed with a unique carbon fiber composition that delivers best-in-class resistance to dents, scratches, and corrosion.

“CarbonProis made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global GMC. “Coupled with offering the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the 2019 Sierra packs a one-two hauling punch for whatever the situation demands.”

Along with its impeccable durability, the CarbonPro bed will weight 25-percent less than a traditional steel bed, which equates to about 60 pounds. It also eliminates the need for a bed liner, saving even more weight. Because of its thin construction, it increases the already class-leading cargo volume of the Sierra’s bed by 1 cubic foot.

This innovative bed comes with two additional tie-downs in addition to the 12 standard tie-downs found on the steel beds. It also comes with indentations in the bed to help keep certain cargo more secure.

Contact us at Steve Austin’s Auto Group for more information about this imminent offering that GMC is releasing. In the meantime, stop by our dealership to test-drive a shiny new 2019 Sierra or one of our other new models.

Welcome To Steve Austin’s Auto Group Blog

If you have been searching for the Steve Austin’s Auto Group blog, you have found it. We would like to officially welcome you to our new blog. Here, you will be able to find important General Motors updates, car care tips, highlights from some of our favorite local events, and, of course, important dealership news.

At Steve Austin’s Auto Group, we are proud to serve the Bellefontaine community and the surrounding areas, including Urbana and Springfield. When you visit us, we promise to give you an exceptional car-buying experience that will make you want to come back to us again and again.

Whether it is your first time buying a car or have gone through a lifetime of car ownership, we are here to serve you. Our finance department is prepared to help get you the financing you need to take home your next new or pre-owned car, no matter your credit situation.

We also have a highly-trained service department here six days a week to take care of all of your vehicle needs. You can schedule an appointment online, give us a call, or walk in for basic service, like oil changes. No matter the problem, we promise to deliver the expert care your vehicle needs. Stay tuned for more blog posts from us here at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.

The New Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition

Chevrolet and Carhartt are both Detroit-based brands that have been serving hard-working Americans for years. Now, the two brands have come together to create the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition.

Janet Ries, vice president of marketing at Carhartt, said, “This truck represents a true collaboration of our brands coming together to create a durable, purpose-built truck for people who not only work hard on the jobsite, but also live a rugged lifestyle.”

Chevrolet and Carhartt initially worked on the 2017 Silverado 2500HD Carhartt concept together, which they showcased at the 2016 SEMA Show. The concept truck was so popular that they decided to develop the 2021 Silverado HD Carhartt Special Edition, which is based on the Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab.

Inside the truck, there’s a Carhartt-themed interior with leather-appointed seats that have a unique stitch design along with all-weather floor liners that have the Carhartt badge.

The truck features the Z71 Off-Road Package that has Hill Descent Control and skid plates. The exterior comes in the Mosaic Black Metallic color with Carhartt gold pinstripe details. It also has a soft rollup tonneau cover and 20-inch wheels with All Terrain tires.

You can check out the Silverado 1500 and other models at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.