Category Archives: Holidays

Fun Easter Activities for the Family

Easter activities

Now that we’re in spring, Easter is just around the corner. As such, it’s time to start thinking about what you are going to do with the family this holiday season. To help you create a memorable holiday, we’ve put together a list of some of the most fun Easter holiday traditions.

Basket Hunt

 What better way to start off the morning than with a basket hunt? While the kids are sleeping, put together a basket for them filled with candy, and then hide those baskets. Have them search for the baskets in the morning.

 Chocolate Hunt

 Once the kids have found their baskets, you can then put together a fun chocolate hunt. First, divide your home into separate spaces for each child. You can then hide chocolates around each space. The first kid to find all of their chocolate pieces is the winner!

Big Hunt

 Once you’ve done your small family traditions, you can then do a larger family or neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. Set up different prizes for the winners to add motivation. You can even split everyone up into different age groups to have more winners.

Most importantly, enjoy the time with your family. All of us here at Bradshaw Automotive wish you a happy holiday!

Join Lake Conestee for the “Nature’s Sweethearts” Event

Nature's Sweethearts Event - Bradshaw Automotive - Greer, SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park always provides plenty of fun and educational programs for the whole family to enjoy as they learn about the flora and fauna native to the area. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Lake Conestee is holding a special event on Saturday, February 11th called “Nature’s Sweethearts.” The Nature’s Sweethearts event will teach attendees about the relationships between various organisms in the park.

The event begins at 3 PM and ends at 4:30 PM, costing $8 for one adult and one child, plus $5.50 for each additional child. This gives you and your family an hour and a half tour of the park in which you’ll learn about how the members of Lake Conestee’s ecosystem interact in order to sustain the environment and one another. This will be followed by a fun arts and crafts activity in which children will be allowed to create animal-themed Valentine’s based on the book My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall.

All ages are welcome at the Nature’s Sweetheart event, but it’s primarily aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 8. Lake Conestee will also be providing a campfire and warm beverages in order to keep everyone cozy during the cool February weather! Make sure to pre-register for the event ahead of time by Friday, February 10th.

A Vehicle Service Checklist for After the Holidays

MaintenanceDuring the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay on top of vehicle maintenance, but once you’ve had some downtime after New Year’s, it’s important to take your vehicle in for inspection, especially if you traveled to visit relatives during the holidays. Here’s a vehicle service checklist to help you to know where to start.

Battery and Charging System: Cooler temperatures reduce battery capacity, so your battery is more likely to die in the colder months. Check battery connections, the charging system, and the charge of the battery itself.

  • Drive Belts and Hoses: Old engine belts will wear, crack, and snap over time, which could cause incredible amounts of engine damage. Hoses are important, too, for keeping your engine cool with anti-freeze.
  • Tire Pressure: Like batteries, tire pressure is negatively affected by low temperatures. Colder air makes tires lose their pressure faster, so make sure your tires are properly inflated.
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning: The HVAC system is crucial to defrosting and staying warm in the winter.
  • Brakes: Brakes should always be in good working order, especially if you expose your vehicle to slick road conditions or hazardous weather.

Keep up with this vehicle service checklist after the holidays to make sure your car is ready to face the cold temperatures that January and February bring to the table.

How to Pick the Best Christmas Tree

How to Pick the Best Christmas TreePicking out a Christmas tree that fits into your home and livens up the holidays is a high point of the season. While heading to the nearest tree farm and grabbing the first tree in sight sounds ideal, it could be disastrous for your holiday. Home damage and a dead tree are two possible outcomes that can come from a carelessly chosen tree, so here are a few tips to help you pick the best Christmas tree and avoid any major problems!

  • Plan – Measure your ceiling height from the floor and take note of it. A tree that’s too tall could do some damage over the holiday season. Make sure there’s plenty of room around where the tree will go as well. Move any furniture before the tree arrives.
  • Purchase – Before making a purchase, check the tree’s height to ensure it fits into your home without hitting the ceiling. Shake the tree and take note of how many needles hit the ground. If it’s quite a few, it might be best to find a different tree.
  • Care – Taking care of the tree is arguably the easiest part of the whole ordeal. Start by setting the tree up in a tree stand that holds at least a gallon of water. Fill the stand often to ensure the tree gets all the water it needs. Doing so ensures fresh needles all season long.

Have a very merry Christmas from all of us here at Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac!

What Is the Significance of Presidents’ Day?

President's Day

Presidents’ Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in February, which means it falls on February 15th this year. This day is recognized as a federal holiday with many schools giving students the day off. But, have you ever wondered what the significance of Presidents’ Day is?  What could be so important about this day that students get to be out of school?

Presidents’ Day was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington’s birthday, which falls on February 22nd. In fact, the federal government still officially calls this day “Washington’s Birthday.”  However, after the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971, it was moved to the third Monday.

Part of the move was also to recognize President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which falls on February 12th. However, because of the way the calendar falls, Presidents’ Day will never be on either Washington’s or Lincoln’s actual birthday.  But the importance of when President’s Day falls is not as important as remembering two of our nations’ most influential and historically important presidents’.

Today, Presidents’ Day is recognized as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, with many schools and organizations holding patriotic and historical events.

Do you get the day off of work for Presidents’ Day? How will you be celebrating?  We will be open for President’s day so if you do have the day off, take some time to stop and see us at Bradshaw Automotive!