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3 Reasons to Drive to Your Summer Getaway Instead of Fly

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

If you’re planning on traveling this summer, it’s likely you’re considering catching a plane to your warm-weather destination of choice. But why not drive instead? Driving to a summer getaway has just as many benefits as flying, if not more! Here are a few reasons why you should drive instead of fly.

Scenery

Staring out of the window of a commercial airliner can be gratifying, but it can’t make you feel as if you’re part of the scene. It’s like the difference between seeing something in person and seeing something on TV. Driving allows you to experience your surroundings in a visceral way. Plus, if you see something pretty, you can stop and gawk all you want.

Time

Commercial airliners fly at around 500 mph. Even if you’re a lead foot, your top speeds in a car are significantly less than 1/5 of that. Flying saves time, right? Well, when you add safety screenings and everything else that comes with flying—like parking a half-mile away, waiting for the shuttle, taking the shuttle, waiting for the shuttle to pick others, etc.—flying is awfully time-consuming. And stressful!

Despite all of that, flying will still probably beat driving when it comes to the quantity of time. What about the quality of time? Flying just really can’t compete with driving when it comes to fun.

Claustrophobia

Even if you’re not a particularly claustrophobic person, sitting for hours inside of an airliner can really rob you of any sense of space. Not to mention, airline seats are actually getting smaller. According to the USA Today, seats on some carriers have shrunk as much as three inches! With this decrease in personal space, driving in a car is just that much more appealing.

If you prefer to drive instead of fly, stop by Bradshaw Automotive today to pick out the perfect car to travel in!

Chevrolet Offers Most Top NHTSA Safety Vehicles

Chevrolet’s commitment to safety shows in the ratings for its 2014 vehicle line: the automaker offers seven total vehicles with National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores, more than any other car manufacturer!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SCBeating out the safety ratings for both Toyota’s and Ford’s 2014 vehicle lines combined, The Chevrolet Cruze, Impala, Silverado 1500, Sonic, Volt, Camaro Coupe and Traverse each received the top score in NHTSA safety testing. A variety of factors led to Chevrolet’s top ratings, including innovative technologies like Forward Collision Warning, Safety Alert Seat and Lane Departure Warning.

“We design safety and crashworthiness into our vehicles very early in development,” said Gay Kent, a GM spokesperson. “All of our vehicles are designed to provide continuous protection for customers before, during and after a crash.”

One of the primary organizations for determining auto industry safety standards, the NHTSA tests vehicles each year for a various safety aspects, including stability, collision performance and air bag effectiveness and placement.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer top-safety-rated Chevrolet vehicles like the 2014 Silverado and Impala. To view our entire inventory of new Chevrolet vehicles, be sure to visit our website or stop by our dealership in Greer, SC. You can also like Bradshaw on Facebook for more GM news and information on dealership events and vehicles!