Texas is a great state to get out and explore. Whether you're listening to the latest podcast or NPR channel, you might just end up wishing you had some great music along for the ride. Music and road trips go hand in hand, and if you're looking for some new tunes, there are many places to find and download music:
There are even more places to find a good song list. But how do you entertain the whole family? Or your best friend who decided to take his or her vacation time, so they could drive with you across the country. Or just Texas.
If you're travelling with your family, show tunes are always a great choice. Most of us can even sing along to some of the old standards:
Summer weather means hot temperatures and the inside of cars get even hotter so remember it is never OK to leave kids or pets in a car -- even with the windows down.
Kids are more susceptible and at higher risk for heat-related illness and injury than adults because their bodies make more heat relative to their size and their abilities to cool through sweating are not as developed as adults.
On a day that is just 72 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature [inside a car] can increase by 30 to 40 degrees in an hour, and 70% of this increase occurs the first 30 minutes. If you suspect your child has heatstroke consult a doctor immediately and provide fluids. Give your child as much cold water as he will drink. Do this until he feels better. If you have a sports drink such as Gatorade,...
May is National Pet Month. Warm weather can mean more time in the car and on the road with a furry family member. JK Chevrolet has compiled tips to keep in mind when traveling with your pet.
Crate Your Pet
Many people feel guilty about crating their animals on a trip, but it's for their own safety. Just make sure the crate is well-ventilated and large enough for them to stand, lie down, and turn around in. You should also ensure that the crate won't shift during sudden maneuvers.
Dogs in cars
When driving, there are a few different options for safely transporting pets. Use a dog carrier that is large enough for them to stand and turn around in. Letting your dog roam free in the car without restraint is never a good idea, however some dogs might tolerate a canine seatbelt, which...
If you're looking for a new Chevy truck, you have your pick among several models.
Truck owners love personalization. That's why Chevy offers a number of different Silverado Special Editions so that you can find exactly the right one for your inner truck personality. Click through for more detail.
Available on LT Z71 double cabs and LTZ Z71 crew cabs
20-inch black wheels with red accents
Black Silverado badges with red outline
Red tow hooks
Silverado HD Midnight Editions
Black 18" wheels
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® off-road tires
Black bumpers and grille
Black Chevy bowtie emblems
Available on select Crew Cab and Double Cab models†
Black 18" wheels
Black Chevy bowtie emblems
Black door handles and mirror caps
The 2017 Silverado 2500 HD will have more power, tech, and strength for your working and driving pleasure. Learn more about what's next for the Silverado 2500 HD below.
1. It's packed with power.
A new year brings a new engine. It's a 6.6L Turbo-Diesel engine that yields 910 lb.-ft of torque and 445 HP.
2. It's techy.
Towing is made easier with Trailer Sway Control and a Trailering Camera System. Add in the Diesel Exhaust Braking System and you have one smart vehicle.
3. It's a power lifter.
With a maximum payload of 3,543 lbs and the ability to tow up to 18,100 lbs, the Silverado 2500 can tackle the hardest of jobs.
The Super Bowl will be here in a couple of weeks. Are you ready for the big game? Test your Super Bowl knowledge below.
Which kicker holds the longest field goal in a Super Bowl?
Steve Christie took that record in Super Bowl XXVIII.
Which QB threw the most touchdowns in a Super Bowl?
Steve Young holds that record with 6 touchdowns. It happened in Super Bowl XXIX.
Which Super Bowl has the longest kick-off return for a touchdown and who returned the kick?
Jacoby Jones owns that record with a 108 yard return in Super Bowl XLVII.
What receiver had the most yards in a Super Bowl?
Jerry Rice had a huge 215 yards in Super Bowl XXIII.
It's the Christmas season. What are you doing about it? Looking for some holiday family events near Nederland, TX this Christmas season? Find some below.
Classic Movie Night - A Christmas Story
Breakfast with Santa at Prien Lake Mall
Prien Lake Mall, Lake Charles
Christmas Changes Everything
Fellow Baptist Church
1315 South 27th Street
Nederland, TX 77627
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Live music at the ol' barn.
No admission fee.
The newly redesigned 2016 Chevy Malibu offers something for pretty much everyone in the family. This newest version of the Chevy Malibu has the team at JK Chevrolet really excited not only for a new look, a new hybrid engine option and several tech features that parents will love. What we're going to focus on in this post are the tech features parents can use to keep track of their driving habits and encourage safe driving habits for their kids, even when they are not in the car with them. This can be great, especially with new drivers in the family.
The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuts a system, called Teen Driver, that provides parents with a tool to help encourage safe driving habits for their kids, even when they are not in the car with them.
It allows parents to set speed...
The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and cooler evenings have begun. Take advantage of this time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter weather ahead. Also, October is Fall Car Care Month so now it is the perfect time. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, JK Chevrolet recommends five proactive steps to make sure your car is ready for winter driving.
1. Battery - Keep the battery connections clean, tight and corrosion-free. Cold weather is hard on batteries, so it's wise to check the battery and charging system. Because batteries don't always give warning signs before they fail, it is advisable to replace batteries that are more than three years old.
2. Heater, Defrosters and Wiper Blades - Check that the heating,...
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24, 2016 so it is a great time to review these tips to keep your most precious cargo safe.
1. Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Use the below car seat checklist to help you out. It takes only 15 minutes.
2. Learn how to install your car seat for free. The Safe Kids organization hosts car seat inspection events across the country where certified technicians can help you learn to install your car seat properly. They will teach you so that you can always be sure your car seat is used correctly. Click here to find an event near you.
3. Buy a used car seat only if you know its full crash history. That means...
JK Chevrolet is spotlighting local attractions that are fun for the family and tell the story of our region. One favorite is the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, Texas. It tells the exciting story of the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast region, beginning with paleontology and biology. Permanent exhibits include a section on Native Americans, European contact, the Civil War, economic and cultural growth, the petroleum industry, and the maritime history of the region. The Museum's second floor is dedicated to the many internationally-recognized musicians and athletes who call the Gulf Coast home.
The Museum hosts three Popular Culture galleries featuring notable personalities of the Gulf Coast. The Music Hall of Fame features more than 60 music legends representing a wide array of...
Dutch Windmill Museum: An important part of Nederland History
The Dutch Windmill Museum of Nederland is an excellent choice for a fun afternoon with family or friends. JK Chevrolet is proud to call Nederland home and this local fixture is where you can learn about local history and view some pretty cool artifacts. Trip Advisor rates it the area's number one attraction with a park and two museums on the property.
The story of the Dutch Windmill Museum begins in 1898 when immigrants from Holland, citizens of Nederland, erected an exact replica of a Dutch windmill in tribute to their heritage.
Artifacts are displayed on three floors of the building along with a small gift shop stocked with imported items from Holland.
On display are a trunk brought from Holland before the turn of the century, wooden shoes, the 1952 Gold Medal won by W.F. (Buddy)...