This should be obvious, but it’s still important to keep in mind. The slower you drive, the more time you have to stop if a child walking to school or on a bike appears in front of you suddenly.
2. Obey crosswalk rules
When you drive through a crosswalk, always listen to the crossing guard, obey flashing lights that tell you to yield to pedestrians, and stay completely out of the crosswalk until it’s clear. The front of your car shouldn’t be in the crosswalk, or you could force children walking to go around your car and into the street.
3. Drop off safely
You should always drop off your kids on the side of the road the school is on so that they don’t have to cross the street. Also, don’t double park in drop-off lines, as it blocks the sightline of other drivers and pedestrians.
4. Carpool if you can
Carpooling is a great way to reduce the number of cars going to and from school, which makes it safer for everyone. Try to get a group of parents together who can take several kids one or two days a week. This has the added bonus of freeing up some of your mornings, too.
U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “12 Most Comfortable SUVs of 2021” included two Chevrolet vehicles, affirming the automaker’s dedication towards building family-friendly vehicles that emphasize a welcoming, cozy, and convenient interior.
2021 Chevrolet Suburban
This full-size SUV offers up to 144.7 cubic feet of cargo space. But its ample room wasn’t the only thing attracting it to the judges at U.S. News. Soft-touch surfaces complete with metal accents give the SUV a modern yet comfortable atmosphere. Meanwhile, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and an available 4G LTE® Wi-Fi Hotspot help keep everyone entertained on long trips.
2021 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2021 Traverse is a mid-size SUV that impressed the judges with its spacious seats across all three rows and its best-in-class cargo space, which is up to 98.2 cubic feet. The Traverse can tow up to 5,000 pounds and still achieves 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, ensuring that you and your family won’t be making constant stops to refuel.* The hidden storage within the 2021 Traverse reduces clutter and adds convenience while the available hands-free power liftgate makes it easier than ever for busy parents to load and unload the cargo area.
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.