2016 Low-Effort Halloween Costume Ideas that will Win the Party

Isn’t Halloween just the best? All of the yards in the neighborhood are decorated with spooky props, the candy bowl is filled to the rim, your masterpiece of a jack-o’-lantern is prominently displayed on the front porch, and the annual Halloween party is just a few hours away. There’s just one problem; what are you going to wear?

Every year, without fail, it is the same story. You come across brilliant idea after brilliant idea between the months of November and September, but come October 31st all of those ideas have either been long forgotten or taken by your neighbor or one of your family members.

Well we here at Knudtsen Chevrolet, your local Post Falls Chevy dealer, know your pain and want to help. That is why we have created this handy list of last-minute, low-effort, high-reward DIY Halloween costume ideas that are sure to be a hit among your friends.

Captain Kirk Halloween Costume Idea

Captain Kirk

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Celebrating Grandparents Day at Knudtsen Chevrolet

Aren’t grandparents just the best? They can be some of the wisest, most experienced people that we ever encounter. Their insights are invaluable, and their love is unwavering. Somehow, they always know how to put a smile on your face. Sure, they may not be able to get around as well as they used to and their age may show at times, but that is only because of the enormous amount of time and effort that they put into raising your parents and teaching you how to behave.

After all of the things that your grandparents did to help make your life what it is today, wouldn’t it be nice to show them how much they mean to you? We here at Knudtsen Chevrolet, your neighborhood Spokane Chevrolet dealer, believe that something as simple as expressing your appreciation for the ones you love could make a big difference in their lives.

With Grandparents’ Day quickly approaching, don’t wait until the last minute to plan a special dinner, gift or event. Check out this handy list of some great Grandparents’ Day ideas and show grandma and grandpa how much you appreciate them!

Happy Grandparents Day

Fleur de Sel

For the older grandchildren, Fleur de Sel is the perfect fine dining destination to take grandma and grandpa. This gorgeous restaurant was voted the best restaurant in North Idaho by Spokane Coeur D’Alene Living Magazine due to its wonderful intimate atmosphere, world class food, and superior service. Make a reservation today and blow your grandparents’ socks off with a dining experience they won’t soon forget.   Continue reading

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Previewing the Chevrolet 2017 Model Lineup

It’s difficult to believe that 2016 is already two-thirds over. It seems like just yesterday that David Letterman was hosting “The Late Show” and Charlie Sheen was running amuck through his mid-life crisis, but those days are long gone, and we are quickly approaching 2017 (just when we were starting to finally write our dates correctly).

Luckily for you and the rest of Post Falls Idaho, 2017 has some real treats in store courtesy of your friends at Knudtsen Chevrolet, your preferred dealer of the new Chevrolet Cruz near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Check out a few of the most exciting highlights from the 2017 model lineup that will be hitting Knudtsen Chevrolet before you know it!

2017 Chevy Bolt EV

1. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

First on the docket is a brand new model that looks to firmly plant itself as one of Chevy’s flagship vehicles moving forward. The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is set to hit the market as one of the most advanced electric vehicles to date. According to CheatSheet.com, in 2015 the longest all-electric range for any vehicle other than the $85,000 Tesla Model S 85D was the Kia Soul with an impressive 93 miles.

Chevy is kicking things up a notch as the Bolt is set to earn over 200 miles of range on a full electric charge, while also keeping things affordable. According to CarAndDriver.com, the 2017 Bolt EV will sell for “roughly $38,000 before tax credits”, making it one of the most practical and attainable electric vehicles yet to be released.

With such an affordable price combined with the enormous savings you are sure to see at the gas station, it would be irresponsible not to check out the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV when it hits stores. Continue reading

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Celebrating Fourth of July Post Falls Style

There are few events as effective at bringing people together as 4th of July. Every year men and women, young and old, come together to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence from Britain, but what they are really celebrating is the three F’s: family, friends, and freedom. Entire communities all over the country drop everything for a few days to celebrate the amazing opportunities we are afforded because of the nation we live in.

The truth is, 4th of July may be celebrated with fireworks, barbecue, and patriotic beer cans; but we here at Knudtsen Chevrolet, your go-to dealer of new and used Chevy’s near Post Falls, Idaho, know that the heart of the holiday lies in the sacrifices that our brave men and women in uniform make for us every day. It is because of them that we are allowed to live lives full of passion and fulfillment.

Happy 4th of July

For all of our amazing Couer d’Alene and Post Falls community, if you are looking for fun and exciting ways to live it up this Independence day then look no further. We have crafted this list of 4 of our absolute favorite 4th of July activities that you absolutely must try! Continue reading

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Knudtsen Chevrolet’s Guide to the Perfect Father’s Day

When you think of a father, what ideas come to mind? Some people might be imagining the strong, protective, stoic type of man. Others might be picturing a goofy, fun loving and caring type of father. Still others think of the wise, sensitive best-friend type persona that so many fathers epitomize. The truth is that all of these ideas are accurate to what fathers can be to their kids, and they should each be valued.

Happy Fathers Day

Fathers can play a lot of different roles in the lives of their children, whether that is a coach, a teacher or even a best friend. They can be some of the most influential figures in our day to day lives, as they shape our values, our lifestyles, and even our personalities. Fathers are truly amazing and unfortunately, often unappreciated.

With Father’s Day quickly approaching we here at Knudtsen Chevrolet, your hometown new Chevrolet dealer near Spokane, Idaho plan on finally showing our fathers how much we truly care for them and appreciate everything that they do. If you are looking for great ways to treat your dad this Father’s Day, then you came to the right place. Read on to find some great ideas to giving your father the perfect Father’s Day this year. Continue reading

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Car Buying Incentives & Tips for College Grads

Car Tips for College grads

You’ve heard the congratulatory cheers from your friends and family members, experienced more hugs, handshakes, and cheek pinches than you’d like, and ate enough ConGRADulations! cake to feed a small village. What’s next?

A Brand! New! Car!

Don’t fret at the prospect of buying a car; it’s a fun experience that everyone should get to have, including you. Review our car buying tips below, and re-launch into your twenty-somethings with a new set of wheels.

The Essentials of Car Buying 101

You thought you finished your education?

Purchasing a car for the first time on your own may seem like a daunting task, but what it comes down to is knowing this: you’re the one in power. You make the decisions; you’re the one who decides if your salesperson deserves a commission. Once you step into that showroom—whether it’s ours at Knudtsen Chevrolet or another—you are King or Queen of its domain. Continue reading

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7 DIY Detailing Tips for Your Chevy Cruze

With winter behind us here in Post Falls, it’s time to start crossing tasks off your springtime to-do list. The lawn needs to be fed, the flower beds could use landscaping, and the deck chairs can be pulled out of hibernation. But what about your car? I’m sure you’ve been tempted to stop at the local detailing shop on your way home from work. Whoa, whoa, whoa—there’s no need to go that route! Think of all the money you’d save doing it yourself, let alone the pleasure of knowing that no grit-spackled belts or cloths had left their marks on the paint job. Check out these DIY detailing tips instead, and prepare to spend a warm afternoon in your driveway.

DIY Car care tips

  1. Hand wash! We at Knudtsen Chevrolet of Post Falls believe the best car wash comes from the old-fashioned, sponge-in-hand, suds-all-over, bucket-full-of-water process. A good hand wash will make your Chevy Cruze shine, and the process won’t strip your car’s protective wax layer like some automated carwashes can do.Extra tip – Use a high-quality soap—products from Griot’s Garage or Mothers, for instance, work well with newer Chevy Cruze models—and try a clay bar kit to improve the shine after a wash. And don’t forget the microfiber drying cloth.
  1. Use toothpaste to clean headlights. Start off with a few dabs of regular toothpaste (make sure the product doesn’t have cooling crystals or extra materials) on a dry cloth or rag. In small circles, start buffing the headlights. Then rinse and repeat as necessary.Extra tip – As a mildly abrasive product, the toothpaste should clean and also polish out imperfections, but overdoing it can also produce small scratches on the plastic of the headlight.
  2. Use charcoal to clear out smelly cars. You may not know it, but charcoal has an innate ability to absorb smells. Open a bag of charcoal and leave it in the car overnight to get rid of any funky scents that might be lingering. Plus, you can host a BBQ after you’re done.Extra tip – For an additional push toward a clean-smelling car, try pouring baking soda over car mats and seats, then vacuuming it up.

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