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!

How to Spring Clean Your Vehicle

This time of year, we often think of spring cleaning by organizing a cluttered closet or washing the dusty drapes. But what about your car? Making time to spring clean your vehicle can be a great way to get a like-new driving experience you’ll enjoy well into the fall. Here are some helpful tips compiled by our cleanliness experts at Bill Roberts Chevrolet.

 

Exterior

During the winter, road salt and other debris can build up under your car or on the sides. This grime eventually causes corrosion. Make your first spring cleaning task a stop at a car wash with a pressure washer so you can clean off that grime.

 

Interior

Start by using a towel to remove dirt and dust from the surfaces of your vehicle’s interior. A foam art brush from your local craft store works well to get into tight spaces. Next, use a shop vac to vacuum up debris and dust from your upholstery and floors. Afterward, you can take your floor mats and throw them in the washing machine while you use a damp towel to wash down your seats.

 

Windows

It’s important to keep windows clean for optimum visibility. Wash both the insides and outsides of your windows with glass cleaner. Spring is also a great time to replace your wiper blades for clean, streak-free windshield wiping.

Celebrate Spring with These Fun Activities

Spring officially begins on March 20th. Here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet in Missouri, that means warmer temperatures, sunnier days, and beautiful colors blooming everywhere you look. If you’re ready to kick winter to the curb, here are five ways you can celebrate spring.

Celebrate Spring

Have a Family Reunion

In Japan, they celebrate the Vernal Equinox with family gatherings and by visiting the graves of loved ones.

Visit Ancient Sites

Monuments like Stonehenge in England and others were built by ancient civilizations to align with the sun during events like the Equinox. This would be an ideal time to visit this iconic location.

Learn the Story Behind the Easter Bunny

The Easter bunny’s roots trace back to a Saxon tale about the goddess Eostre. In the story, she found an injured bird and transformed into a rabbit to save its life. However, the transformation was not complete and the rabbit continued to lay eggs, which it then decorated as gifts for Eostre.

Take a Trip to Mexico

If you visit the El Castillo pyramid on the spring equinox, you can watch the Shadow Snake descend down the pyramid with the setting sun.

Take care of the Earth

Take some time to beautify the world around you. Clean up trash or do some planting.

What will you be doing to celebrate spring?