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June is National Camping Month: Here’s What to Pack

National Camping Month
Let’s Go Camping!

June is officially designated as National Camping Month. That means it’s about time to head to the great outdoors. There are a number of things you should pack in your new Chevy SUV, and we’ve put together a list of camping tips to help you make the most of your experience outdoors.

First, according to the Boy Scouts Guide, every camper should at least pack the bare essentials. This includes the following:

  • First-Aid Kit
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Clean Water (64 oz/person per day) or water purification tablets
  • Bug Spray

You won’t make it far without water or bug spray, and a first-aid kit is essential for anyone who plans on spending time outdoors.

What food should you pack? If you drive an SUV or crossover, you can probably pack a few coolers—one for meat or other raw food and one for fruits and veggies. Bananas and apples, hot dogs, and grilled cheese all make for great campfire meals.

In lieu of a traditional tent, you might also consider SUV tents. You can easily prop open the back of your car, put the seats down, and make a comfortable shelter for you to spend the weekend in. If possible, you should also bring an air mattress to make sleeping more comfortable (though some simply prefer a hammock covered in a mosquito net).

These are some of the basics to pack for camping. Above all else, remember to read up on “Leave No Trace” principles. These refer to practices like putting out the fire properly, taking any garbage with you, and leaving flora and fauna untouched. Before you leave, stop by Bradshaw Automotive to make sure your car or SUV is ready for the trip.

Chevrolet Turns Up the Charm With a Real Lego Batmobile

real lego Batmobile - bradshaw automotive - greer, scThe Lego Batman Movie is sure to be a great experience for all ages, but the last thing most people expected was for Chevrolet to team up with Lego to create a real Lego Batmobile. The brand kicked off the 2017 North American International Auto Show with a blast by showing off the 100% functional life-size Lego vehicle as part of its Detroit auto presentation. The debut of the unique vehicle was unveiled alongside a new commercial for the Lego Batmobile featuring Lego Mini Figures.

The advertisement is a spoof of the “Real People, Not Actors” ad campaign that Chevy has been implementing, with the tagline “Real Lego Mini Figures, Not Actors.” The commercial to commemorate the Batmobile’s unveiling is lighthearted and fun, with the audience speculating what sort of person would drive the Lego Batmobile.

The Lego Batmobile took 222 hours to design, consists of just under 345,000 Lego blocks, and weighs almost 1,700 lbs. It also has a real powertrain, with a capable engine underneath the hood. Using the tie-in with the new Lego Batman Movie isn’t just smart marketing; it’s a throwback to the old 1989 Batman movie, which featured a Batmobile constructed from two Chevy Impala chassis. The real Lego Batmobile is technically for sale – but unless you have $48 million sitting around, the price is a little steep.

Chevrolet Creates #DayItForward Campaign to Celebrate Charity and Kindness

Chevrolet is using this Leap Year as an excuse to do some seriously cool charitable work. Under the banner of their #DayItForward campaign, Chevrolet helped make a difference in all sorts of different ways.

“Time is such a precious commodity and having an extra day this year presents an amazing opportunity for all of us to do something impactful,” said Paul Edwards, Chevrolet Vice President of Marketing. Edwards further states, “The Chevy team is going to take those extra hours and put them towards doing unexpected acts of kindness for people—something that we hope others will embrace and repeat.”

Here are just a few way’s the Chevrolet Day It Forward campaign helped out across the country.

  • Chevy teamed up with The Ellen Show for Ellen’s “Trunk of Dreams” event. The show gave away a Chevy Malibu to a hardworking college student.
  • In cahoots with the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show, Chevrolet helped provide teachers at Whaley Middle School in Los Angeles with much-needed school supplies.
  • Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey and the Kevin Spacey Foundation and Chevrolet gave Diontae Simpson, an aspiring actor, a grant so that he can study at a prestigious drama school.

How did you spend your Leap Day? Hopefully, it was as rewarding for you as it was for Chevy’s Day If Forward recipients! Tell us about it at Bradshaw Automotive today!

See below for our favorite video from Chevy’s #DayItForward:

2015 Chevy Cruz Offers Distraction-Free Driving with the Touch of a Button

“I have a video I want you to watch, and no matter what, I need you to stay focused. Don’t take your eyes off the screen,” starts the Chevy video “Eyes On The Road,” posted to the Chevrolet YouTube channel by Chevrolet Films.

In a room with a video screen, several test-participants, and a proctor—who gave the aforementioned instructions—a video commences simulating the view one would see during a driving experience with a road and trees passing by.

All test-participants are able to keep their eyes successfully on the screen.

Now cue the distractions.

A repairman enters to noisily ‘fix’ an exit sign causing two people look over. Adorable barking puppies come in and one lady bends over to pet them.

A Steven Tyler look-alike rocker, zombies who have no regard for personal space, dancing “firefighters,” and hard-core wrestlers breaking through a wall proceed to enter the room, contending for the attention meant to go to the “road.”

“It’s hard to stay focused,” says the proctor, “but there are other things that steal our focus, like the cell phone. But what if at the touch of a button, your car could send a response?”

Meet the 2015 Chevy Cruz, Chevrolet’s answer for distraction-free driving in which drivers are able to send preset responses through the in-dash screen with the touch of a button, enabling their eyes to remain on the road.

So be sure to visit Bradshaw Automotive, and keep your “Eyes on the Road” in one of our Chevy offerings!

Chevy Camaro Z28 Snags 2014 Best Driver’s Car Award

Best Driver's Car Award
2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28

When it comes to car awards, some stand out above others. For instance, the 100 Best Cupholders Award isn’t quite as impressive as being named to a list of the 10 Best Interiors. Okay, we might have invented the cupholder award, but you get the point. So when Chevy’s Camaro Z/28 received Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car award, you can understand our excitement in being recognized as the best when it really counts.

Motor Trend selects the nominees from a field of all-new or significantly-updated performance models. These cars are put to the test, racing both on the track and off for the coveted spot as Best Driver’s Car.

Best Driver's Car AwardIn choosing the Z/28, the first American car to win in the award’s seven-year history, Motor Trend editors said the following: “The transformation of the fifth-generation Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty well’ to Best Driver’s Car winner is astounding. You feel the superior engineering in how the car responds to inputs both internal and external. From within, the car reacts immediately and precisely to your commands but doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the outside, the Z/28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an unbridled passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”

If you find yourself looking for the best car on the road for the driving enthusiast, now you know to contact us here at Bradshaw Chevy for more information on how to get behind the wheel of the 2014 Camaro Z/28.

Three Reasons Why You Should Buy General Motors

Over the past couple years, General Motors has been taking some heat when it comes to their reputation. As Mary Barra has taken the helm of this automotive group, though, it appears that its brands are shaping up. Here is why you should buy General Motors vehicles, in three easy bullets:

  • Plenty of options to choose from. In the General Motors lineup, variety is key. Whether you are looking for a dependable pickup truck—enter the Chevrolet Silverado—or a fuel-efficient subcompact, the options are endless. General Motors even offers a variety of luxury, from the entry-level brands to the more premium models you would see in the Buick or Cadillac lineup. There is really no reason why you can’t find what you are looking for in the
  • Top-notch technology. When it comes to technology, General Motors is where to look. In the Buick brand, technology has become such a focal point that the American carmaker has recently announced that they will be offering WiFi hotspots in select 2015 models, making it easier to stay connected than ever before. Whether its technology that will help you stream music or the kind that will keep you from stopping at the gas pump frequently, GM has plenty of innovative ideas.
  • Still award-winning, despite recall difficulties. Regardless of the brand under GM’s name, you are going to find a variety of awards. Whether they are safety awards from institutions like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or awards based on overall performance, like those from J.D. Power and Associates, General Motors’ trophy shelves are lined with them, and for good reason, too. While the company is getting a lot of flack for numerous recalls, many of its newer models offer superior quality for a low price, making it an easy decision to buy.

With top-notch technology and terrific options, there’s nothing barring you from buying a General Motors’ vehicle. Make sure to stop in to Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac today and see what options are available to you!

New Car Profile: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2014 all-new Chevrolet Malibu is available now for test drive and purchase from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC!

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC.

Receiving a variety of updated and changes for 2014, including a new center console, increased rear seat legroom, a tweaked exterior design and an engine start-stop system for an average fuel economy boost; the Chevrolet Malibu maintains its status this year as a reliable and safe mid-size sedan. Available this year in four trims and offering great features like MyLink, OnStar and Stabilitrak, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu will surprise drivers with its upscale interior feel and smooth handling at an affordable price.

For more information about the new 2014 Chevrolet Malibu sedan, including specs, safety features and available options, visit Chevrolet’s website.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is thrilled to offer the new Chevrolet Malibu as part of our wide selection of new GM cars, which also includes the 2014 Chevy Camaro, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Sierra! Visit bradshaw online to learn more about our Greer, South Carolina dealership, which also provides a great variety of used cars in many makes and models. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for more new vehicle information!

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Join Bradshaw for Black Friday Sales!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac welcomes you to visit our Greer, SC dealership from now through December 2nd to take advantage of great specials on new Chevy, Buick and GMC cars and SUVs!

2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Take advantage of new Chevrolet vehicles like the 2014 Cruze this Black Friday!

This Black Friday, Chevrolet is offering great prices on new cars like the 2014 Cruze LTZ, the 2014 Malibu LTZ, the 2014 Traverse LTZ and more! Interested customers can also take advantage of great prices on new 2014 Buick and GMC cars like the all-new LaCrosse, Enclave and Acadia. With the Chevy, Buick and GMC Black Friday Sales, “the price you see is the price you pay” – all cars are available as advertised!

To learn more about current incentives on new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, visit General Motors online!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac wishes customers and Upstate South Carolina community members a great Thanksgiving and hopes to see many faces at our Greer, SC dealership this Friday! Be sure to head over to our website before the holiday to check out our great selection of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. We also maintain an expert Service Department that can help keep your car in shape this winter.

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