Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

If you are one of the many people who make New Year’s resolutions only to fail at them within a few months, you should consider trying a new strategy. Follow these tips to help make your resolution last beyond the winter season.

Be realistic

One reason you may have trouble accomplishing your New Year’s resolution is that it’s too difficult for you to actually incorporate in your life. Make your resolution more attainable and aim to change just one behavior or habit. For example, instead of setting a goal to diet and exercise each day, set out to exercise two or three times a week.

Make your intentions known

It can be easier to stick to a resolution if you have people in your life that can hold you accountable. Share your goals with friends or family or become a member of a group that’s working towards similar goals.

Don’t be hard on yourself

Even with smaller, more realistic goals, there will likely come a point in the year where you can’t manage to keep your resolution. Instead of being upset and giving up on the resolution entirely, accept that everyone makes mistakes and return to chasing your goals.

At Dave Kehl Chevrolet, we hope these tips help you keep your New Year’s resolution. As you make changes to your lifestyle, be sure to also take the time to get your car serviced at our service department.

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.

Best Haunted Attractions Near Mechanicsburg

Haunted Attractions near Mechanicsburg

Halloween season is here again, and that means that’s time once again to gather up your friends in your Chevy truck and head out to a haunted house, trail, or hayride. Ohio is home to more haunts than any other state, including these great haunted attractions near Mechanicsburg.

Kings Island Haunt — Mason

Spend Friday and Saturday nights at Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt, which USA Today called the Best Theme Park Halloween Event. Evil is everywhere in the park, with attractions like the Backwoods Bayou, Slaughterhouse, and the new Drums of the Dead. If the frights aren’t your thing, try the thrill of riding the roller-coasters in the dark. This may also be your last chance to catch a ride on the legendary Vortex, so take advantage.

Lewisburg Haunted Cave — Lewisburg

Looking for something a little more authentic? Travel 80 feet underground in a real limestone cave where horrors await. Named the longest haunted house in the world, you’ll work your way through over half a mile of sights and sounds to chill your blood. Not to mention the 30,000 live bats who call the cave home.

Brimstone Haunt — Wilmington

Ride the Haunted Hayride as monsters prowl the fields. Take a perilous hike in the Forgotten Forest and see if you return the same. New for this year, find your way out of the Psychosis maze or try your hand at surviving the Zombie Assault.

13th Floor Haunted House — Columbus

Visit one of the Best Haunted Houses in America, as named by the Discovery Channel. Two terrifying attractions pit you against zombies in Rise of the Dead, or running from an evil fear-feaster in Clown. Add to your enjoyment with Mini Escape Games that only give you 5 minutes to get out.

The only thing scary at Dave Kehl Chevrolet this October: The amount you’ll save on a new Chevy truck. Stop in and see our great selection today.

Tips for Tailgating in Your Truck

Tips for Tailgating | Mechanicsburg, OH

The beginning of autumn signals the onset of football season. Tailgating is a popular activity for fans that want to pair their favorite foods and beverages with game-day exhilaration. If you’re new to the pastime or need a refresher on how to do it the right way, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when tailgating in your truck this fall.

Before the game

Keep the following items stored in a toolbox, either in the backseat area or the truck bed, so you’ll be ready at a moment’s notice for the next tailgating event:

  • Sunscreen
  • Trash bags
  • Tongs
  • Masking tape
  • Basting brush
  • Your favorite condiments, spices, and seasonings
  • Wet wipes
  • Spatulas
  • Plastic zip bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towels
  • Mini flashlight
  • Wooden skewers
  • Permanent marker
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Poncho

During the game

Stay safe and maximize your fun when tailgating by observing the following rules.

  • Show up a few hours earlier than game time, to claim a good spot in the parking lot.
  • Have each member of your tailgating party bring enough alcohol for four people, to ensure that you have a sufficient supply during the game.
  • Drink only from your tailgate, even if there are other sports fans nearby that are rooting for your team.
  • Keep pickup games to a minimum, to avoid sabotaging other tailgaters parties and grill sessions.
  • Clean up after yourself by bringing a few garbage bags and using them.

If you’re in need of a new tailgating vehicle this fall, stop by Dave Kehl Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right Colorado or Silverado 1500 to suit your lifestyle and enhance your tailgating parties.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Available Now at Dave Kehl Chevrolet

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD | Mechanicsburg, OH
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD | Mechanicsburg, OH

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD since the world got its first look at the next-generation heavy-duty truck this past winter. The seasons have changed — thankfully for those of us who love summer — and now the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is available in Mechanicsburg at Dave Kehl Chevrolet.

If you’re not already excited about the new Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD, you should be. This is the strongest and most capable Silverado HD ever built, not to mention the most ruggedly good-looking. It features an all-new 6.6-liter V8, a new Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission for the legendary Duramax® Turbo-Diesel, an Autotrac® active two-speed transfer case for 4×4 models, and the heavy-duty version of the new Durabed cargo box.

Do you like the sound of 35,500 pounds of max trailering potential? How about 910 lb-ft of diesel torque perfect for getting big jobs done with ease? Or maybe you’re interested in getting a truck that can get down and dirty off-road during your weekend? The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD has you covered.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Simply stop into Dave Kehl Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg. Not only will you discover why we’re the first name in Chevrolet Trucks in Central Ohio, but you’ll also get some hands-on experience with this incredible new truck.

*Requires 3500HD Regular Cab Long Box 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 and Gooseneck hitch. Regular Cab Late Availability. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

Off-Road Trails Around Central Ohio to Check Out

Nothing says summer like traveling off the beaten path and having some fun in the summer heat. Central Ohio is home to some great off-road trails, so you should pack up your adventure vehicle, grab some friends, and check out some of these off-road trails.

  • Phoenix Off-Road Park: This off-road park features over 70 miles of trails, making it a go-to spot for many off-road enthusiasts. The park offers trails and terrains for all skills levels, including everything from mud bogs to steep hills. The park’s schedule offers times for off-roading, dirt bikes, and ATVs, so you will want to check the schedule before you head there.
  • Wolf-Bridge Mud Park: This privately-owned park is located in Wayne, OH. It’s open during the summer months and offers family-friendly trails.
  • Southington Off-Road Park: Alongside off-road trails, this 1,500-acre park offers camping, outdoor sports courts, and playgrounds, providing fun for the whole family. You can also enjoy fishing in the area’s fishing ponds.

With a little preparation, you’ll be exploring all of Central Ohio’s off-road trails in no time. Of course, it’s always a good idea to get to know your vehicle and its various systems before taking it off-roading. You will also want to pack a first-aid kit and have an emergency plan in place in case something goes awry. For all of your vehicle needs, stop into Dave Kehl Chevrolet.

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