Reading a good book can help pass the time when you’re a passenger on a road trip. But it’s common for some people to get a headache or feel nauseous when doing so. Here are some tips for reading during road trips so you can enjoy literary adventures while minimizing symptoms of carsickness.
Pack some nausea medicine
Consider taking Dramamine® to minimize feelings of nausea when reading in the car. If headaches are a more common symptom for you, pack some ibuprofen.
Take advantage of audiobooks
Bring some earbuds and listen to an audiobook during your travels. Many libraries have apps that let you rent out audiobooks and listen to them for free. Though, you can also go with paid audiobook subscriptions like Audible or Audiobooks.com if you prefer a wider selection of titles to choose from.
Adjust your sitting position
Sometimes, altering how you sit while you read can go a long way in reducing motion sickness. If your seat allows, tilt it back a bit more than usual so you can recline while you read.
Read at rest stops
If none of these strategies work, and you really can’t get into audiobooks, try reading at rest stops. That way, you can still dive into your favorite story and avoid getting carsick.
Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet wishes you and your family a summer filled with great books, good times, and fun travels. Remember to bring your vehicle in for service before your next getaway to ensure that it’s roadworthy.
Here at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, the Chevy Suburban and Tahoe are two of our best-selling vehicles. What our customers may not realize is just how quickly the “RST” models of these vehicles are driven off the lot after arriving.
By comparison, the average time that a new vehicle spends on a dealership lot is about 60 days. The Tahoe RST and Suburban RST manage to sell out much faster than that.
So, what makes the RST trims of both vehicles so desirable? With exclusive features like a monochromatic Black grille with Black Ice accents and 22-inch bright machined high-gloss Black-painted aluminum wheels, these models give both the Suburban and Tahoe a sleek and streamlined look.
Others versions of the Chevy Suburban and Tahoe have also managed to sell very well. During the fourth quarter of last year, Chevrolet sold 28,698 units of the Tahoe, a sales increase of 36.1 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. The Suburban also saw a sales increase of 32.56 percent for a total of 13,577 units sold in 2020’s fourth quarter.
If you want a Chevrolet Tahoe RST or Suburban RST, we suggest you stop by Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet and pick up one of your own before they sell out.
If you need a heavy-duty truck, you deserve something that you can depend on to help make your work easier. Recently, the Chevrolet Silverado HD was ranked the most dependable truck in the Large Heavy Duty pickup segment as part of the J.D. Power 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study.
To name the winners in this study, J.D. Power surveyed owners of three-year-old vehicles and asked them to report any defects or problems that they may have noticed since their purchase. J.D. Power asked about more than 177 various problems, including technology issues and mechanical malfunctions.
While many newer vehicles are having fewer and fewer mechanical issues with features like the engine, brakes, and transmission, the Chevrolet Silverado HD earned its top marks from its high-performing technology. The Silverado HD comes well-equipped with cutting-edge tech and is available with advanced trailering and safety features.
This J.D. Power award applies to three-year-old models; however, we’re sure that you can expect the same level of dependability from new models like the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD. This truck has a maximum available towing capacity of 36,000 pounds. It also boasts some innovative technology, including 15 available camera views and an available Advanced Trailering System that allows you to create multiple trailer profiles and run through a pre-departure checklist.
Chevrolet’s impeccable slate of powerful pickups is unparalleled by any competitor in the industry, and many publications are taking notice. The manufacturer’s entire lineup of trucks was recently honored by one of the most trusted names in automotive journalism.
U.S. News & World Report, a highly recognized resource for those researching new and used vehicles, recently compiled a list of the top diesel trucks of the year. In an unsurprising move, Chevy’s 2021 Silverado 1500, Colorado, and Silverado HD all landed a spot on the outlet’s list of “The 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021.”
The Silverado family of pickups is no stranger to accolades, and its array of diesel engine options made it a perfect candidate for recognition on U.S. News & World Report’s list. The Silverado 1500’s Duramax® diesel powertrain is brawny enough to produce 460 lb-ft of torque, while its tougher HD sibling comes with a 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 that delivers a best-in-class towing capacity of 36,000 pounds.
Chevy’s light-duty pickup option, the 2021 Colorado, is certainly no slouch. When equipped with the 2.8-liter diesel engine, the Colorado has an output of 181 horsepower and reaches its highest towing capacity.
To see what Chevy’s diesel lineup can do for yourself, visit Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet in Fort Worth, Texas, for a demo.
Both the Midnight Edition and the Sport Package have been in high demand on models currently offered with these customizations. Roughly 20 percent of all Chevy Trax crossovers that are sold have one of the two options. Since customers seem to appreciate the choices, Chevy is making both available for the popular, three-row Traverse SUV.
Drivers can opt for the Midnight Edition on Traverse LS and LT trims. The package includes black exterior accents like black wheels, roof rails, and badging, plus a Black Ice grille. This is on top of the sleek and dark color palette of the Mosaic Black Metallic Traverse. The LS and LT trim levels are also available with the Sport Package, which shares the same black accents as the Midnight Edition, but comes in a number of exterior colors.
RS trims have also proven to be popular among shoppers buying crossovers and SUVs. Chevy has sold 140,000 RS models since the trim debuted in 2018, many of them Trailblazer and Blazer crossovers. Because of its popularity, the 2022 Equinox will have an RS trim option, as well.
Chevrolet doesn’t just have one of the most comprehensive crossover and SUV lineups going today. Because Chevy crossovers are among some of the most affordable vehicles in their segments, you’ll get as much value as you do choice when you shop at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet in Fort Worth, Texas.
One of the most affordable vehicles in the Chevrolet lineup, the all-new Trailblazer is an incredible specimen. This stylish, bold crossover cuts a distinct presence that’ll help you stand out in the Lone Star State. It’s also well-equipped for its affordable price tag, offering must-have features like the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Alert. Add best-in-class rear-seat legroom and plenty of space for cargo, and you’ve got a bona fide winner that won’t break the bank.
The city-savvy Chevrolet Trax hits a sweet spot when it comes to value. Great for getting around Fort Worth, this compact SUV lets you maximize your mileage with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.* With seating for up to five people and available all-wheel drive, the Trax also fits the bill if you’re looking for the perfect ride for future family getaways. Making tracks is easy — and affordable — with the new Trax.
The all-new Trailblazer and new Trax are just two of the most affordable Chevy crossovers you’ll find at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet. If you want to kick off 2021 with a fresh new ride, look no further than our well-stocked lot in Fort Worth, Texas.
As a parent, you want to make sure your teen has a safe vehicle when they’re learning to drive in Fort Worth.
The experts at Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety have provided a list of reliable and safe vehicles you should choose from. The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT was at the top of the small SUV category, proving it’s one of the safest SUVs for teens.
This respected ranking consists of 18 new vehicles that the experts recommend for teens, with the winners offering the latest in crash avoidance and crash protection technologies.
As a small SUV, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT is loaded with advanced safety features, such as Chevy’s Teen Driver system which lets you monitor your teen’s driving habits and behaviors to help coach them. Other driver-assist technologies on the 2020 Equinox LT that will help make your teen a safer driver include Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist.
This honor is the latest in safety accolades for the 2020 Equinox. The 2020 Chevy Equinox earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS when equipped with available high-intensity discharge headlights. The FWD and AWD versions of the Equinox also earn a 5-star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
You can rest assured that the newest Chevrolet Equinox models from Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet have been designed for optimal protection on the road for your family. Find your next SUV here in our inventory.
While you should always drive safely on the road, you need to take even more precautions when driving with your little ones. Be sure to follow these tips to keep your kids safe on every drive in and around Fort Worth, Texas.
Check the back seat
Leaving your kids alone in the car is dangerous, no matter the temperature outside. To remember to take your kids out of the back seat, place an important personal item in the rear, like your purse or wallet. When you reach for it, you’ll remember the newborn in the car seat next to it. Some vehicles, like the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, have a Rear Seat Reminder that prompts you to check the back seat upon exiting the vehicle.
Use the backup camera
When shopping for a family hauler, pick one that has great safety ratings and also has protective technologies. For instance, the 2021 Equinox comes standard with the Rear Vision Camera, which displays a view of the area behind you.* Using this feature, you can avoid hazards when driving with your family and keep an eye out for children playing nearby.* Even with this tool, it’s also worth walking around your car to check for smaller children before driving away.
Keep items secure
If you get into a collision, all of the loose items in your car can become hazardous to you and your children. That’s why it’s important to secure any cargo in the trunk and keep the heaviest items on the floor. Tie them down with bungees to make sure they don’t move around while you drive.
Chevrolet SUVs, like the Traverse and Equinox, have the dependability you need in a family hauler. Find the right vehicle for your family at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet by viewing our inventory online.
*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.
Chevrolet makes a wide variety of great family vehicles, and you can order official OEM accessories to make trips with your children easier. Here are the best Chevrolet accessories we suggest for parents in Fort Worth.
All-weather floor mats
Constant entering and exiting your Traverse or Suburban tracks in lots of dirt and grime on shoes—especially when it’s a rainy day in Texas. Protect the carpeted floor from rain, mud, and snow with high-friction-backed mats that prevent slipping and are waterproof.
Lots of time commuting to school and football practice leaves messes behind. Carrying the vacuum cleaner from the house every time you need to clean is a chore. But with a vacuum cleaner that can be installed onboard, you can quickly clean up messes in every crevice by pulling it out of the central console and then storing it away when you’re finished.
What’s the point of having two separate screens for rear seat entertainment that can stream two different medias if the sound from both conflict? Circumvent that problem with Bluetooth wireless headphones. Now the kids can listen to the favorite content without bothering each other, or you up front.
Sportz Cove awning
Make those soccer games more comfortable by installing an easy-setup Sportz Cove. This aftermarket feature provides two feet of shade thanks to durable, waterproof overhead material so you can sit and watch the kids play from underneath this fabric awning — whether there’s rain or shine.
Whether you take frequent road trips or stay within the Dallas-Fort Worth region every day, make sure your Chevrolet has the parts and accessories your family needs. Order them from Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet, and we’ll install them for you.
SUVs can be pretty expensive, but that’s not the case with the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It comes with all of the great features you expect from a compact SUV, only with a starting price under $20,000.
The affordable price of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer doesn’t exclude it from possessing some of the most high-tech standard features in the industry. Standard safety tech like Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning make it the perfect SUV for families who place safety as a top priority while vehicle shopping.
Even the front passenger seat folds down to create more cargo space. In total, the 2021 Trailblazer can store up to 54.4 cubic feet of luggage, moving boxes, or camping equipment.
With available all-wheel drive and robust powertrain, the 2021 Trailblazer will live up to its moniker and tackle any terrain. This makes it a desirable and affordable option for off-roaders and urban commuters in the Fort Worth, Texas area.
Best of all, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is already available here at Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet. Contact our sales staff to set up a test drive and see for yourself why the Trailblazer is already making waves.