Fun Fall Weather Activities Around Bolivar

Before the true winter season hits, you’ll want to get out and enjoy Bolivar. Here are some of the best things to do to enjoy the last of that fall weather.

Food Trucks

Seek out events where you can find some original Bolivar food trucks, like the “Not’cho Ordinary Taco Truck”–a serious crowd pleaser. Hawaiian Surf ‘n Turf Taco and the Never Fake Cheesesteak are some favorites.

Dunnegan Memorial Park

Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery while it’s here at this beautiful park. There are ample picnic spots as well as winding paths around its small lake. Plus, even when it does get cold, you can drive around the park for its Christmas light show.

Farmer’s Market

Want to cook local? It’s easy with the Farmer’s Market, which is open every Saturday from 8am until noon. Here, you’ll be able to find locally-grown fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods, jams, and meats. Even if you’re not looking for food, you can find other items to buy local, like handmade soaps.

No matter what the weather is like in Bolivar, there are always unique fall weather activities around Bolivar to do. While the weather is still crisp, and not yet cold, try to enjoy the great outdoors in the seat of a new Chevy from Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick.

Famous Buicks in Movies

Seeing your favorite car on the screen can make your favorite movie even better. Here are some well-known titles where you can catch famous Buicks in movies.

Rain Man

Buick is one of the main stars of this road trip movie. In Rain Man, Charlie Babbitt goes on a road trip with his autistic brother, Raymond. What are they road tripping in? Their father’s inherited 1949 Buick Roadmaster that Charlie himself stole years back.

Cars

Cars… in Cars? Believe it or not, this talking-car movie absolutely features a Buick – in villain form! The villain of the movie, Chick Hicks, is modeled after a 1980’s Buick Regal. Its boxy ‘80’s feel gives him the tough vibe needed to be a real villain.

La La Land

One of the hit movies of last year (and maybe even of the decade) features a 1982 Buick Riviera throughout the movie. It stars in the opening sequence, with Ryan Gosling behind the wheel.  And of course, it becomes a joke later in the film when he honks that Buick wheel every time he picks Emma Stone up for a date.

You might not be a movie star, but you can always be a star when you’re behind the wheel of a Buick. Find your dream Buick today at Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick.

The Best Car-Related Halloween Costumes

Halloween is fun for a number of reasons: the scary movies, the haunted houses, the bobbing for apples, and of course the costumes. But let’s face it; you can only dress as a sheet ghost so many times. Get creative this year and let your automotive love mingle with the Halloween spirit. These car-related Halloween costumes will impress at any spooky party.

Race Car Driver

If you’ve always wanted to be a race car driver, now is the time to embody that personality. It’s easy to find colorful, patterned clothes that will work for this, and you can glue/pin on some fake printed patches. Carry around a steering wheel or a checkered flag and you’re good to go.

Used Car Salesman

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to poke a little fun at silly stereotypes. Comb that hair over, find the tackiest suit you can at your local thrift store, and put on a big smile as the finishing touch. Just be sure to tell your friends that the folks at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick aren’t really like that!

Road Sign

If you need something last-minute to wear, you can easily create a road sign costume using some cardboard, paint, and string to tie it on. Make your sign a traditional one, or come up with your own party-themed road sign to fit the evening’s energy.

If you use one of these ideas, we would love to see it. Send us a picture!

Introducing the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir Trim

 

Buick has become synonymous with luxury and sophistication in the automotive world; but now, our favorite brand is exceeding expectations by introducing an all-new high-end trim: the Avenir. The Buick Avenir trim will include optional amenities as standard features. Each Avenir vehicle will also share the same sophisticated design details, like a new, three-dimensional mesh grille.

The first iteration of the new Avenir nameplate is the all-new 2018 Buick Enclave. This mid-size SUV has been treated to a number of exciting updates. These include a new nine-speed automatic transmission that pairs to the 302-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, plus new standard features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and LED taillights.

For many Enclave enthusiasts—and the team at Bill Roberts Chevy Buick included—the addition of the Avenir trim is exciting news. The 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir has all possible features and amenities, including additional leather trim and 20-inch alloy wheels. The Buick Enclave Avenir also adds useful tools like a Rear Camera Mirror and LED headlamps.

We’re looking forward to seeing the next Buick Avenir model. But for now, we’re smitten with the level of elegance in the first-ever Buick Enclave Avenir.

What Are Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles?

Used cars are a great way to save big on buying your next vehicle, but the downside is that buying used comes with its own set of risks. When you find that perfect used car at a low price, you might be worried if it’s too good to be true, with a host of undetectable mechanical failures waiting under the surface. You can bypass these concerns by purchasing certified pre-owned vehicles instead of used ones. Certified pre-owned, or CPO, programs are run by auto manufacturers so customers have access to more reliable previously-loved cars.

 

Take Chevy, for example. Chevrolet requires all vehicles used in their CPO program to be less than six years old and to have less than 75,000 miles on the odometer. In addition, customers get benefits like a warranty, a schedule maintenance plan that covers two visits, a free Vehicle History Report, and more. The way it works is that Chevy takes a used vehicle that’s been given back to the dealership and subjects it to a 172-point inspection. If the vehicle passes the tests, it gets certified.

 

We have a whole host of certified pre-owned vehicles on our lot here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet. If you want an option for buying a new ride that is affordable and reliable, opt for Chevrolet’s CPO program.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Blitzes Nürburgring Lap Record

The standard Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 set a Nürburgring record, but the brand wanted to kick it up a notch with the new Camaro ZL1 1LE. When equipped with the 1LE package, the ZL1 gets all kinds of performance upgrades that make it a natural on the racetrack. In June, Chevy teased enthusiasts with a short video of the track, hinting that that Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE had set a new Nürburgring lap record. A few days later, the brand followed it up with a video confirming that, yes, the ZL1 1LE did just that.

 

Chevrolet unveiled a video of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE taking the ‘Ring by storm, tearing up the track and eventually finishing with a new record lap time of 7 minutes and 16.04 seconds. That’s over 13 seconds faster than its predecessor! The lightweight model with the 1LE package includes tweaks to its design to make it more aerodynamic as well as a 650-hp V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual – a contrast to the Camaro ZL1’s ten-speed automatic.

 

If you want to watch the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE set a Nürburgring lap record, the video is available online. You can also call us here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet if you want more information on driving the Camaro ZL1 equipped with the 1LE package.

Tips for Travelling with Pets This Summer

For more and more people, travelling with the whole family usually includes pets. Whether you’re taking a cross-country road trip or simply taking your furry family member to the dog park, there are some important things to keep in mind. Here are some essential tips for travelling with pets; from providing fresh water to proper safety, you should follow these if driving with an animal.

The DMV has a list of helpful tips and solutions, especially for the summer—when most people go on vacation with pets. The first and most important tip is to avoid letting your pet stick their head out the window. As much fun as Fido is having, this can be especially dangerous. Debris may strike your animal, heavy airflow can hurt the pet’s respiratory system, and some animals even escape when they spot another dog, cat, or squirrel.

Not all dogs love to be tied down, but it’s essential to purchase the right restraints. As much as you want your pet to sit on your lap, this can be a serious distraction. There are several carriers and special seatbelts now available on the market that keep pets safe, especially in an accident. When selecting restraints, look for ones that strap into your car securely, have comfortable bottoms, and include spill-free water dishes.

You can also buy dog gates and guards for bigger dogs, which fit in the back of your Chevy Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Equinox, or other crossover SUV. It’s not recommended that you let your dog sit in the back of a truck, as thousands die each year from road debris and from falling out.

Finally, take breaks at least every two hours and never leave your dog locked in a vehicle. Much like small children, hot temperatures can be fatal. Even if you roll down the window, temperatures can soar as much as 20 degrees higher inside than the outside temperature. When driving, it’s also important to stop every two hours for bathroom breaks, fresh water, and a stroll. This will prevent accidents—even if your pet isn’t prone to them.

To learn more about the best cars for travelling with pets, visit Bill Roberts Chevrolet. We can show you not only the vehicles, but also the many accessories offered for travelling with dogs and other animals.

New Lightweight Equinox Design Cuts 400 Pounds

The Equinox is all-new for the 2018 model year, which means it has a stronger, lightweight body, safer driving technologies, and added performance systems. That’s not to mention the sporty new look for this compact crossover, offering LED lighting and a bold front end that’s bound to turn some heads.

One of the most innovative aspects of the Equinox is readily apparent at first glance. The 2018 model comes with a 400-pound weight reductions—about 10% of its mass—thanks to new engineering strategies. This weight loss improves handling and performance, including driving dynamics, and it also works to save you money at the pump. With less weight to haul around, your driving experience can only get better.

“Think of it as core strength training,” said Jill Dennis, lead development engineer. “The new Equinox’s structure is leaner yet stronger, resulting in efficient performance that inspires confidence while also creating a more fun, safe and comfortable driving experience.”

How did Chevy do it? Engineers have been working with a mixed-material strategy that reduces weight without cutting strength as well. This includes a high-grade steel body that’s supplemented by over 20% of a high-strength steel material offered almost exclusively to Chevy. The lightweight Equinox design is also being used on the Malibu, Bolt EV, and Traverse for the latest model year. Experience these changes by test driving the Equinox at Bill Roberts Chevy today.

Energy-Saving Chevrolet Bolt Has Already Spared 175K Gallons of Gas

Energy-Efficient Chevrolet Bolt In Bolivar, MO
The Beautiful Chevrolet Bolt

Energy-Saving Chevrolet Bolt

The super-efficient 2017 Chevrolet Bolt isn’t even available throughout the entire country yet, but according to reports, drivers have already covered more than 4.5 million miles with their Chevy Bolt vehicles, which adds up to some serious savings.

Gasoline Savings

This means that Chevy Bolt drivers have saved an estimated 175,000 gallons of gasoline, compared to 4.5 million miles driven in a standard, gasoline-powered vehicle that gets 26 miles per gallon, an average-to-good rate.

Vehicle Range

Of course, the Chevrolet Bolt is entirely electric, able to travel up to 238 miles on a full charge without running out of power. That’s way more than an average driver uses in a single day, meaning most drivers never run out of power.

Availability

By this summer, the 2017 Chevy Bolt is scheduled to be available nationwide—as opposed to now, when less than ten states have the vehicle for sale. And if Bolt drivers have already saved so much gasoline, think about how much will be saved by this time next year!

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about the incredible, energy-saving Chevrolet Bolt, or any other Chevrolet model, don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by anytime at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.

These Tips to Keep Your Car Cool Will Help You This Summer

Tips To Keep Your Car Cool | Bolivar, MO
Enjoy The Summer But Skip The Heat

Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

Spring is officially upon us, with summer rapidly approaching, and you know what that means. Your car is about to get super hot – especially when your return to it after a long day in a parking lot.

Tips

Try to keep the temperature down this year by following these tips to keep your car cool.

  • First and foremost, always try to park indoors, in a parking garage, or at least under a tree. The shade will make an enormous difference.
  • Get yourself a quality sunshade, and if you ever have to park your vehicle in the sun, be sure to prop it up.
  • If you feel comfortable doing so, keep your windows slightly cracked for some air ventilation.
  • Throw blankets or towels over anything that you don’t want to get burning hot, like the steering wheel, seat belt buckles, or back seats.
  • If you’ve just returned to your car and know it’s going to be uncomfortably warm, open the doors and wait for a few moments. Don’t force yourself to suffer!

Learn More

To learn more about how to manage your vehicle this summer, or to take a new vehicle on a test drive, give us a call or stop by and visit us at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.