Truck or Treat: How to Decorate Your Pickup Truck for Halloween

With social distancing and staying safe a priority, Halloween will obviously be a bit different this year. But there are still plenty of frightfully fun festivities you and your family can take part in, including decorating your truck for the spooky season.

A simple way to show off your Halloween spirit is to decorate the outside of your truck the same way you might decorate your house. Add stickers and decals, write spooky messages with car-safe paint, and even add decorations like fake spiders and cobwebs. Turn your pickup’s bed into a cemetery with fake tombstones and other props. Driving around Mechanicsburg, Ohio, in your terrifying truck is sure to attract attention and spread some seasonal joy.

If you’re feeling extra ambitious, gather some Halloween decorations and turn your truck’s cabin into a haunted house. Family drives will be extra creepy with hanging bats and spooky stickers surrounding your passengers. Share the frights with onlookers by having a skeleton or monster peeking through your back window.

Finally, let your creativity shine by taking part in a Trunk-or-Treat event. These family-friendly gatherings are a great way to have a scary good time while still staying socially distant. Families decorate their vehicles in whatever way they want, and dress up to partake in the Halloween tradition of passing out candy. With a little imagination, some arts and crafts, and a healthy dose of Halloween spirit, you and your loved ones can still have some freaky fun this fall.

Have a happy (and healthy) Halloween, from all of us here at Dave Kehl Chevrolet!

Must-Try Recipes for the Holidays

There are several staple holiday dishes that families make each year. This season, try your hand at a new meal and follow one of these festive recipes for the holidays.

Appetizers

If you’re craving pizza this season, make this popular dish with a creative twist. Opt to cook with crescent dough and then arrange it in the shape of a candy cane. For a simpler appetizer, you can prepare beer cheese in a bread bowl, which you can then eat later.

Dinner

Instead of simply having a glazed ham for dinner, cook the ham in a puff-pastry pineapple and have pineapple sauce available for a sweet meal. You can also serve Brussels sprouts with cranberries and balsamic vinegar as a delicious side dish.  

Desserts

To have a dessert that’s as tasty as it is charming, coat cornflakes in a mixture of butter, marshmallows, vanilla and green food coloring. You can then arrange the cornflakes into a wreath shape and add fun decorations. You and your children can also work together to make a cheesecake with a large sugar cookie for the bottom.

We at Dave Kehl Chevrolet hope you and your loved ones have a fantastic holiday season filled with mouthwatering meals. When you have a free weekend, stop by our dealership to test-drive one of our Chevrolet vehicles.

Thanksgiving Driving Tips for Family Road Trips

Driving during the holiday season can be a great source of stress, which you don’t need more of after all the cooking and shopping. These Thanksgiving driving tips will help ensure that you have one less thing to sweat this holiday season.

Get a maintenance check

The key to a stress-free road trip is being up to date on your maintenance. Make sure that you’ve brought your vehicle into Dave Kehl Chevrolet for its regularly scheduled maintenance and service. Especially worth noting in the late fall are your battery, tires, windshield wipers, and lights.

Be prepared for emergencies

It’s good to be prepared for boredom, hunger, and dehydration with fun activities and a snack cooler, but drivers should also be prepared for problems. Bring a winter safety kit, complete with extra blankets, flashlights, jumper cables, cat litter (for getting out of muddy ditches), and whatever else you deem necessary for emergencies.

Avoid traveling Wednesday

When it comes to Thanksgiving road trips, most people do the majority of their driving the day before the holiday. If you want to avoid traffic, leave before Wednesday or try traveling on Thanksgiving Day if possible. Also, if you’re staying through the weekend, try not to leave Sunday. That’s when the bulk of other drivers are heading home, too.

Have a plan

So you already know which days you’re going to travel, but what about the rest of the trip? Schedule in pit stops every one or two hours to stretch your legs. Time it so that the driver is well-rested and has gotten lots of sleep. Also, make sure to minimize driving distractions.

From our family at Dave Kehl Chevrolet to yours, here’s wishing you a happy, healthy, and filling Thanksgiving.