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Build Your Very Own 2014 Chevy Silverado

UPDATE : THE 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO IS AVAILABLE NOW!

With the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado heading to stores later this year, but you can go online now and create a customized, personalized 2014 Silverado.

If you’re thinking about a 2014 Chevy Silverado but don’t know where to start, this tool is perfect.

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Getting Ready for a Road Trip

Iowa is nice, but eventually, most drivers feel the need to wander a bit. Whether that means just driving over to Iowa City, going as far as Chicago, or even to one (or both) of the coasts, just driving somewhere new and seeing more of the country can do wonders for your mood — that’s the case with me, anyway. Plus, it’s just nice to get out of your bubble. In any case, though, before you undertake such an expedition, you’ll want to make sure that you’re prepared, and I’ve put together a few tips to help you out with that.

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Driving Through Fresh Snow

Shortly after I had moved out of my parents’ house, I found myself in a situation that was not exactly enviable: I had to drive across the state early on Christmas morning to see everyone to whom I had promised an appearance. This was about a one-hundred mile journey, and, by my figuring at the time — which was correct — I would have to leave my apartment at about five in the morning to make time for everyone and still be home around midnight; my independence at the time was fresh and I was committed to not staying with my parents for a night if I could manage to avoid it.

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Driving on the Ice

As a child, I lived near a lake, and one of the most vivid memories of my childhood is going to the shores during wintertime. The lake was frozen and it was snowing, but through the haze I saw something that I’ve never seen since: a beat-up old car doing donuts on the surface of the ice. It didn’t strike me as particularly wise back then, and it wasn’t long after that realized that it was just plain stupid. Is peoples’ knowledge of driving in winter so poor that they don’t know that they shouldn’t drive on a lake?

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Determining Long-Term Durability of Vehicles

You don’t need car repair experts to tell you that the long-term durability of a vehicle is important. Why buy something that won’t last? Fortunately, automakers and parts manufacturers are committed to ensuring that their products can stand the test of time, and they make sure of that by way of a series of tests. For every real situation to which your vehicle could be exposed, there’s a test to determine how it would hold up. But what are the particulars of some of these tests?

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Chevy Certified Pre-Owned Cars offer Value and Quality

Everyone has heard the term “Certified Pre-Owned”, but do you really understand what the term means?

Certified pre-owned cars offer consumers the opportunity to drive a vehicle that has the performance and reliability of a new car without the new car price tag. Although certification processes vary, most include at least a 100-point inspection that is focused on identifying any problems and either fixing the issue or eliminating the car from certification eligibility.

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The Chevy Spark is THE Post-College Car

Like most drivers my age, I really don’t have much business looking around at new cars right now. I’ve got a pile of student loans built up and am working to chisel away at them as quickly as possible.

But it can be really difficult to compare my aging Hyundai Accent to all of the new vehicles I see each and every day. For the longest time, I told myself just to ignore it and be content that for the most part,  my car still gets me from home to work and back reliably, because I thought I just could not afford a new car.

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Child Safety Tips for Booster Seats and Safety Belts

Most vehicle systems, like seat belts and airbags, are engineered specifically for adult sized persons. These systems are not designed to accommodate children, so other steps must be taken to keep your child or infant safe in the car. Safety is extremely important to Iowa Chevy Dealers, and Pat McGrath Chevyland is proud to sell some of the safest vehicles on the market. Vehicles like the Chevy Malibu, Equinox, and Cruze have all been chosen as Top Safety Picks for 2012 by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. In spite of their safe rating, parents are still expected to know how to properly secure their children inside of a vehicle. The following tips will help in keeping your child safe in case of an accident.

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Helpful Tips for Safer Teen Driving

No matter what your automotive needs might be, here at Pat McGrath Chevyland we’ve got you covered. Visit our superior Chevrolet dealership in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and we’ll make sure to give you the first-class customer service you deserve. We’re confident that you’ll find the right vehicle for you in our vast new and used car inventory — especially if you’re a young driver looking for your first car.

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Safety Tips to Help Prevent Accidents

The vehicles we sell at our Chevy dealership in Cedar Rapids, IA are loaded with the latest safety features, but there’s something even Chevy safety features can’t prevent: human error. The majority of crashes are due to human error and until cars start driving themselves, we all need to do better. Pat McGrath Chevyland wants all of our customers to be safe out on the road, so we’ve assembled a few tips to help you drive smarter.

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