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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.