10 Crucial Tips for Winterizing Your Car

Winter in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene may seem like bliss for tourists, but as all of us residents know, it can get torturously cold here—and that’s not even mentioning the fact that the roads get incredibly dangerous! In preparation for the cold months, our Chevy dealer in Post Falls, ID, would like to extend some helpful car winterization tips to all of you. Proper winter car maintenance can help prevent you from experiencing a mechanical failure at the most inconvenient times and in the worst snow-ridden places!

10 Crucial Tips for Winterizing Your Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the snow starts to fall, be sure to implement these 10 crucial winter car care tips to make sure you make it through any seasonal mishaps.

Lubricate Water-Prone Areas

Snow and freezing water can seep into exposed areas of your car’s exterior, creating frozen locks, door handles, and windows. You can prevent it, though, with 10 minutes of pre-winter preparation. Continue reading

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The Best 2017 Thanksgiving Events in the Spokane Area

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and family. It is also an excuse to party, and if you live in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, you’ll have a variety of fun and exciting events to choose from this year. Here are some great suggestions for your Turkey Day festivities.

The Best 2017 Thanksgiving Events in the Spokane Area

  1. For the healthy: Burn off that turkey and stuffing weight at Spokane’s BRRC Turkey Trot Fun Run on November 23. Pick a 2-, 3-, or 5-mile route (no advance registration needed) and raise money to help Second Harvest and Union Gospel Mission provide Thanksgiving meals to those who can’t afford them. If you can’t manage to run the distance, walking is fine too.
  2. For early Christmas shopping: Students at the Spokane Art School will demonstrate and sell their work in a variety of media at the Annual Small Works and Ornament Show until December 23. The school is located at 811 W. Garland Avenue in Spokane. Of course, you can consider taking some classes yourself, allowing you to craft some artistic Christmas gifts from scratch.
  3. For music lovers: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is in town on November 24. Start to get in the spirit of Christmas with a Black Friday performance of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” at the Spokane Arena at 7:30 pm. Buy your tickets online before they’re all gobbled up!
  4. For music lovers 2.0: ThanksGiving ThrowDown 3 will take place at the Knitting Factory on November 22 beginning at 6 pm. This year’s festival features Free The Jester, Deschamp, Sin Circus Band and others. Admission is free, although tickets are required, and the festival is suited for all ages. What a good excuse to let your hair down before the family arrives and holiday stress builds up.
  5. For the crafty: On November 19, Holly Dalke will be hosting a floral workshop at Fresh Design Gallery and Vintage Rental in Medical Lake. The workshop will assist you in making your own unique Thanksgiving centerpiece and wow your guests. Don’t miss out on this wonderful arts and crafts experience.
  6. For families with small children: The Barnes & Noble in Spokane’s Northtown Mall will be having a special Thanksgiving storytime on November 18 at 11 am of “Bear Says Thanks.” Activities will follow, and you can always pick up some books while the little ones are listening. On November 25, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon will reafrom his book “Everything is Mama.)
  7. For those who want to give back: You should be hungry again by Saturday the 25th, right? The Festival of Trees Brunch is a chance to nibble on post-Thanksgiving treats while also raising money for the Kootenai Health Foundation, enjoying live music and entertainment, and viewing the PNW’s wondrous pine trees. There will also be a raffle for charity. You never know—you might win an early Christmas present.
  8. For theater lovers: There will be a Christmas play entitled “The Forgotten Carols” at the INB Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm on November 25th. It tells a feel-good story of Christ’s birth from the perspective of the lesser known characters such as the innkeeper. Jump into the X-mas spirit!

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Scary-Good Chevy Deals for Halloween near Spokane, WA

Halloween here in the Spokane area is always a great time for candy-crazed ghouls, zombies, and vampires. This Hallows’ Eve, Knudtsen Chevrolet in Post Falls is bringing a special flair to the trick-or-treating season with amazing Chevy deals on some of the newest cars, trucks, and SUVs on the market. Better yet, you don’t even have to dress up to take advantage of these specially-priced Chevrolet vehicles this October!

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Chevy Silverado 1500

Chevy trucks represent a legacy of muscle and superior design. This year’s Silverado class continues to give you something to cackle about with a muscular front end, silent cab, and tech that will take you from A to B with ease and comfort. You’ll get 12,500 pounds of towing strength and a bed that’s equipped with a rear camera. Silverados also come with available collision detection systems designed to keep you safe on the eeriest of roads. Don’t go batty thinking about the possibilities—visit Knudtsen Chevy in Post Falls, ID to get an incredible Halloween deal on one of our Silverado trucks for sale!
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How to Enjoy Football Tailgating Season in Your Chevy Silverado

How to Enjoy Football Tailgating Season in Your Chevy Silverado

While most people are dreading the end of summer, a true football fan knows that the best season ever lies squarely ahead. No, it’s not autumn; it’s football season, of course. Maybe you only feel alive when watching Pete Carroll lead the Seahawks to a W. Or perhaps college football is more your thing, which means spending Saturdays supporting the Broncos or Huskies. Of course, there are also the loyal Spokane football fans who probably never miss a local high school or recreational game.

Regardless of which level of play or team you’re cheering from the bleachers, all self-respecting football fans know that true and loyal support begins in the parking lot hours before kickoff. So, what can you do this upcoming football season to enjoy tailgating the most? Make sure you’ve got a Chevy Silverado, for one. Here are all the reasons why the newest 2017 Silverado 1500 and 2500HD models make are the best tailgating QBs.

Have the Right Accessories

Just as your favorite team can’t expect to see success on the football field without the right gear, you can’t expect successful tailgating without the right accessories. Not sure what those are? No problem. Tailgate Master offers a free downloadable tailgating checklist so that you can easily pack up your Silverado and rest assured that you haven’t forgotten a thing. Follow this list and you’ll never forget a tailgating staple again.

Part of having the right tailgating gear also means having the right accessories for your Chevy Silverado. For instance, installing a bed mat, carpet, or liner will help protect the back of your truck from getting scraped by your trusty old grill or a fellow tailgater’s chair. And if you’re pulling a small trailer or camper to your tailgating party, you’re going to need the right hitch for the job; get that beforehand, and you’ll be ready to go on game day.

Chevy Silverado
Photo: Chevrolet.com

Think Safety First

It’s not uncommon for Tailgating fans to be so hardcore in support of their teams that they sometimes forget that safety must come first. This begins with making sure your Chevy Silverado can safely transport you and your group to and from the games. One way to do this is to check your tires for wear and tread depth before you head to the stadium. No one likes to be stranded when the game clock expires, so go over these things in advance to prevent any potential problems.

Of course, if you have a newer truck like a 2017 Chevy Silverado, safety isn’t going to be a hassle. With the new Silverado, you’ll have quite a few safety features that are built right in! The safety features most used in tailgating events include front and rear park assist, low-speed forward automatic braking, and forward-collision alert. Parking lots can be more than a little chaotic, especially as everyone gets settled into place, and these features can help keep you and your crew safe and sound.

Chevrolet Silverado
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For those who get lost and have no map-awareness skills, the Silverado also comes with OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response, which can prove invaluable if you should need assistance while at your pre-game party. It comes standard in the newer Silverados, providing yet one more reason to take this truck along with you on each tailgating adventure.

Knudtsen Chevrolet: For All Your Silverado Tailgating Needs

Whether you already have a Chevy Silverado and just need the accessories that can take your tailgating experience from “Woo-hoo” to “WOO-HOO!” or you’re looking for a new Chevy truck or used truck that will safely transport your crew this upcoming football season, our Post Falls Chevy dealer is here to help! Contact Knudtsen Chevrolet at (208) 664-8107 to schedule your test drive long before the first football game begins.

Chevy Silverado Trucks
Photo: Chevrolet.com

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our Chevrolet specials and financing deals to save money on any of our new cars, SUVs, or Chevy trucks for sale! When you’re ready to get behind the wheel, visit our Post Falls car dealership at 1900 E Polston Ave.

 

Sources:

http://www.tailgatemaster.com/free-tailgating-checklist/

http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-1500-pickup-truck

http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-2500hd-heavy-duty-truck

 

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The Best Carpooling Chevy SUVs for Back-to-School Season

It’s almost that time of year: back-to-school time! While your kids may not yet be ready for the end of summer, Knudtsen Chevrolet understands your family’s need for a reliable, safe, and spacious school-commuting vehicle. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of your family’s pitch-perfect SUV just in time for August, so are we! Contact our Post Falls Chevrolet dealer at (208) 664-8107 to test drive any of the new Chevy models mentioned below.

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Chevy Traverse – Photo: Chevrolet.com

On-the-Go Efficiency

With smaller SUVs like the 4-cylinder Chevy Trax and 6-cylinder Traverse or Equinox, a five-person carpool is always possible. These Chevrolet models have the space, convenience, and tech necessary to make longer commutes enjoyable. Offering up to 33 highway mpg (Trax), seriously spacious cabins (150.8 cubic feet of passenger space in the Traverse), and loads of storage capacity, these Chevy crossovers make heading back to school easier than ever. Continue reading

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Handy Tips to Beat the Summer Heat with New Chevy Accessories

Oh boy. Summer is just around the corner! And with all that sun comes our “not-so-favorite friend,” a hot car. Let’s be honest—no matter how much you love your Chevy Cruze, when the Pacific Northwest sun hits her peak, you take a beat before opening the door, knowing that Hell-like temperatures await you on the inside. And even though the Cruze blasts its AC like a pro, you can’t avoid the initial bout of sweaty pits.

Handy Tips to Beat the Summer Heat with New Chevy Accessories

Never fear, for Knudtsen Chevrolet has a plan to help you beat the summer heat! Here are some “cool” Chevy accessories to ensure you’re not drowning in sweat the moment you enter your car. Continue reading

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Get Ready, Get Set, Save: Car Buying Incentives for Graduates

 Get Ready, Get Set, Save: Car Buying Incentives for Graduates

Whether you’ve recently graduated from college or you’ve just enrolled—welcome, Eastern Washington University students—you probably need a car to keep up with your busy life, and you’re unlikely to have a lot of extra car-buying cash to spare. So how do you find and choose the best car at the ideal price?

If you’re looking for a reliable yet cheap used car near Spokane, WA, you’ll want to check out our inventory of affordable used cars for sale. If a used vehicle is what you need, we can get you on the road with a dependable car that fits within your budget. Continue reading

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