Summer Truck Maintenance

Chevrolet pickups are built to last—there’s no doubt about that. But that doesn’t mean that your pickup won’t benefit from some summer truck maintenance. Follow these tips from DeLillo Chevrolet to make sure your truck has the care it needs to survive the summer heat.

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Tires

Having tires that are in good shape is an important step towards getting the best gas mileage and ensuring the safest driving. Hot temperatures can wear on your tires more quickly than usual, so you should keep an eye on your truck’s tires to make sure they’re at the correct PSI and have plenty of tread, so that you can get good fuel economy on your summer road trips.

 

Battery

Your truck’s battery is also more susceptible to corrosion in excessive heat. Check your battery and clean off any visible, built up corrosion. You can also clean the battery cables, checking for cracks or damage along the way.

 

Coolant System

Your coolant system will be working hard this season, so make sure it has what it needs to perform well. Check your coolant fluid levels and look over the radiator and its surrounding parts for any damage. Use a pressure washer to clean debris and dirt from your radiator while your truck is turned off. Keeping your radiator clean will help ensure that your coolant system works at maximum efficiency this summer.

Tips for the Perfect Beach Day

With Huntington Beach just 10 minutes away from DeLillo Chevrolet, we love stopping off for a lunch break or an afternoon in the sun. When you’re planning your family’s days at the beach this summer, use these simple tips to have the perfect beach day every time.

 

Protect your gear

Even if your phone is in a waterproof case, store it in a ziplock back when you’re at the beach. This ensures that it’s protected from both water and sand, and the touch screen is still accessible through the baggie.

 Perfect Beach Day - Delillo Chevrolet - Huntington Beach, CA

Meanwhile, it’s easier to protect all of your belongings from the sand when you use an upside down fitted sheet as your beach towel. Just put one item, such as a cooler, at each corner and pull up the edges of the sheet around the items to build a little sheet wall around the perimeter.

 

Hide your valuables

Hide your money, jewelry, and keys out of plain sight by cleaning out an old sunscreen bottle. This makeshift, low-budget safe will blend in with its surroundings, keeping your valuables out of the limelight.

 

Clean up

Some people like having sand in their vehicle as a happy reminder of fun in the sun. If you’re not one of these people, keep a soft bristled brush in your vehicle to help clean sand off of passengers before entering. Baby powder is also a handy tool in cleaning wet sand off of sun-kissed feet.

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept

 

Chevrolet abandoned the original FNR concept shortly after the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, but it wasn’t gone for long. The American brand brought the new and improved FNR-X concept to the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show not long ago. Featuring a hybrid powertrain, the sport-inspired crossover truly is the vehicle of the future.

 

 

The “all-purpose sports concept” offers an adjustable ride height and wheel blades designed to automatically adjust to reduce drag at high speeds. Not all of the technologies are futuristic though; active grille shutters are available on numerous vehicles, just like the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup.

 

The Chevrolet FNR-X concept features two driving modes, Versatility and Sport, which are capable of adjusting the ride height and performance of the hybrid powertrain. Optical and acoustic recognition sensors are littered around the vehicle to optimize the autonomous driver suite’s performance.

 

Inside, the FNR-X concept features plenty of advanced technologies, like an augmented reality heads-up display. Ambient lighting changes according to which driving mode is selected and a graphene-inspired trim sets the tone for the future of the industry as a whole.

 

While there’s no official word on a production schedule or release date, the updated FNR-X concept seems ready to roll. We here at DeLillo Chevrolet are looking forward to see what the future has in store for the FNR-X concept!

Summer Car Maintenance Tips

summer car maintenance tips - 2017 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Follow our summer car maintenance tips so you can have great adventures in your Chevy all year long!

Taking care of your car is a year-round job, but summer maintenance is by far the most important, especially for warmer climates. From what’s under the hood to the interior, there’s quite a few steps to getting your car operating at peak performance for the summer months. Here are some helpful summer car maintenance tips from us here at DeLillo Chevrolet.

Tires

Take the time to give your tires a good look before taking to the road on any trips. Tires that have low tread won’t have enough traction to ensure you can drive safely on any road conditions. Keep an eye out for any abnormalities like bulges or cuts. Make sure the tires are properly inflated to the manufacturer-suggested pressure as well. It wouldn’t hurt to pick stones and other debris out of the tread either.

Air Filter

Clean cabin air is important to many drivers, even if they don’t think about it. Your cabin air filter likely needs to be changed as summer rolls around, assuming it wasn’t changed in spring. On the bright side, air filters are fairly inexpensive and you can replace them yourself.

Coolant

An improper level of coolant or old coolant could lead to an overheated engine once summer arrives. Take the time to flush old coolant and replace it. Check the hoses for any holes or wear and tear.

Three Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

 

Garden

At DeLillo Chevrolet, we love anything that inspires a greener lifestyle. Earth Day is a great reminder that it’s up to us to protect our planet. Here are three ways how you and your family can make a difference and celebrate Earth Day this year.

 

Start a garden

Earth Day shouldn’t just be a one-day thing; it should be an inspiration to make changes and tweaks for a more sustainable lifestyle moving forward. Gardening is a great way to create a positive relationship with the Earth, and to get away from processed foods and major factory farms. Start small by planting a couple of herbs, then let your garden grow from there.

 

Make your car greener

This day is a great opportunity to ride your bike to work or walk to the grocery store. But for your usual daily commute, look into ways to make your vehicles more efficient. Start by cleaning out any excess junk in your car. The extra weight requires more gas to move it. Then, learn about the different ways in which you can develop green driving habits, like using less aggressive acceleration and avoiding idling.

 

Get outside

There’s no better way to rekindle your relationship with planet than by spending some quality time together. Plan a picnic with your family or a long hike at a local state park. There are so many ways to enjoy the planet, from planting a tree to bird watching. Find a new way to get the most out of nature with your family this Earth Day.

 

Top Destinations for Spring Break in California

California

Since its discovery, Americans have been drawn to the West. The sunshine, the sweet scent of orange groves, and the seemingly infinite and variable vacation destinations make it hard to resist. Whether you live in the area or are flying in from elsewhere, whether you’re looking for a wholesome family getaway or a place to party away the exam blues, everyone should experience a spring break trip in California at least once. Here are some of our favorite picks.

 

Los Angeles

This bustling west coast city is home to plenty of attractions sure to enchant the family. From the magical Disneyland to Universal Studios to the sunny Santa Monica Pier, you can plan endless days in the sun. Rent rollerblades or bikes at Venice Beach and be sure to grab a tasty lunch at a local taco truck. Just remember to stop in and say hi to us at DeLillo Chevrolet!

 

Big Sur

For less city and more natural wonders, you can’t go wrong with Big Sur. This gorgeous, rocky stretch of the central California coast is known for its rocky overlooks, beautiful hiking trails, and its friendly, laid back, California culture.

 

Palm Springs

Spring is the perfect time to visit Palm Springs, a desert city just two hours east of Los Angeles in the Coachella Valley. It’s warm enough to take a dip in the pool at your mid-century modern hotel, but cool enough to be comfortable enjoying a game of golf or a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. This resort town has so much art, nature, and experiences unique to it, it’s a must-visit on any spring break bucket list.

 

Don’t forget to stop by DeLillo Chevrolet to make sure your vehicle is ready for its next road trip!

Chicago Auto Show Highlights From Chevy’s Lineup

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Staring Into The Future of the Traverse

 

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show ended not too long ago and is commonly known as a place where auto enthusiasts all over the world can expect to find some exciting new reveals when it comes to the model lineups of their favorite brands. Chevrolet, as one of the industry’s major giants, brought some of its own fun to the party.

Chevrolet brought some unexpected concept gimmicks to Chicago by partnering with Lego to build a life-size, functional Lego Batmobile, to promote the Lego Batman movie that is currently in theaters. In addition, Chevy showed up with ten different models dressed in the brand’s new Redline cosmetic package, which adds blacked-out features with red accents and will be available to customers as an option sometime this year.

The company also chose to debut two brand-new models – the 2018 Traverse and the 2018 Equinox – at the Chicago Auto Show this year.

Just glancing at any of the auto show highlights reel from the event in Chicago will tell you that Chevrolet knows how to work a crowd. From just-for-fun concepts to a sneak-peek at upcoming production models and packages, there’s something in Chevy’s auto show lineup to please everybody.

Stop by and see us at DeLillo Chevrolet in Huntington, CA for all of your Chevrolet needs!

Best Spring Movies in 2017

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Movies in Huntington, CA

 

Whether you’re looking for action, romance, or family-friendly humor, the best spring movies coming out soon are sure to provide what you’re looking for. Here are just a few examples of the upcoming titles at the Regency Westminster 10, right near us at DeLillo Chevrolet.

 

Beauty and the Beast

Families everywhere are sure to delight in this live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic tale of love between a rural girl and a prince cursed to look like a beast.

Power Rangers

A reboot of the favorite children’s action franchise, the new Power Rangers is sure to promise big action and drama on the big screen.

 

Ghost in the Shell

Another live-action remake, Ghost in the Shell takes after a successful Japanese franchise set in a sci-fi universe with an existential undertone.

 

The Boss Baby

Children and parents alike will surely find humor in this DreamWorks production depicting a talking baby with business-like charm, aiming to take over the world.

 

Leap!

Originally called “Ballerina” in French, Leap! depicts the story of a young orphaned girl pursuing her dreams of becoming a dancer, in the romantic setting of Paris.

Be sure to check out the best spring movies coming out soon. Many of these come out in March or April, so keep an eye on your local movie theater! If you watch any of these, let all us know at DeLillo Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, CA in the comments below!

Visit the International Surfing Museum

Visit The International Surfing Museum

Surf City

 

When you think of Orange County, perhaps you picture surfers riding the waves at sunrise. That’s a fair expectation, given that Huntington Beach has well-earned its nickname of “Surf City.” With that in mind, where else would the best location be for the International Surfing Museum than here in Huntington Beach?

 

Orange County natives, visitors, and surfers will all be stoked to check out Surf City’s contribution to California’s generous list of surfing museums. You’ll be greeted with remarkable enthusiasm for the sport, even by those who don’t partake themselves—like the museum’s founder, Natalie Kotsch. Kotsch came to California from Canada, where there was no surfing, but was entranced with the sport after her move. Thanks to her, much of the area’s recent surf history has been preserved.

 

During your visit, exhibitions featuring surf boards, posters, and memorabilia will demonstrate the progression of area surfers throughout the years. Rotating exhibits allow new details of the sport a chance in the spotlight and encourage return visitors. If surfing is one of your passions, a second visit further down the road is definitely worth another $2, the price of the museum’s admission. From special events to “Surfin’ Sundays” featuring live surf music, the International Surfing Museum is constantly finding a new way to celebrate the sport.

Hurley and Chevy’s Surfer-Friendly Truck

2017 Colorado Z71 - Chevy’s Surfer-Friendly Truck

The 2017 Colorado Z71 Which Is The Model The Concept Was Based On

 

There aren’t many jobs that a Chevy can’t handle. That’s especially true when you allow an expert to design a concept vehicle that caters to their niche’s specific needs. That’s how Hurley and Chevy’s surfer-friendly truck was born.

The Partnership

Hurley, an innovative surfing brand, partnered with Chevy in 2016 to release the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept truck. Like all Chevy pickups, this truck is capable and innovative, but in all of the right ways for surfers specifically. The Colorado Z71 concept was designed to meet a surfer’s every need when out catching waves. Features like a custom surfboard roof rack and water-resistant seat covers alone make the day’s surfing session even simpler.

In addition to these highly functional features, there are other conveniences too, like a Bimini-style bed cover that provides a shady break on a sunny beach. There’s a bed-mounted rack that functions as a place to dry your wetsuit plus plenty of handy storage as well.

The Performance

Performance-wise, the Colorado Z71 concept was designed with lifted suspension, 17-inch wheels and Goodyear DuraTrac all-terrain tires. With this setup, surfers will have no problem exploring hard-to-reach beaches when hunting for the perfect wave. As a finishing touch, the Colorado Z71 concept includes built-in Wi-Fi to help with weather updates and staying connected with friends. Based on this impressive description, Hurley’s concept pickup seems to have everything a surfer could ever dream of in a vehicle.