Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and explore. If you can manage an overnight—or an entire weekend—away from home, then consider these weekend trips near Hickory, North Carolina.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located in North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains is arguably one of the most beautiful places in America, with plenty of hiking and wildlife, mixed in with the tourist attractions of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Distance from Hickory, North Carolina: 110 miles
Called the “City of Arts and Innovation,” Winston-Salem is known for its nightlife, thanks to world-class bars and restaurants. While here, be sure to visit the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.
Distance from Hickory, North Carolina: 75 miles
Asheville, North Carolina
A top destination for travelers to North Carolina, Asheville is home to the Biltmore Estate, North Carolina Arboretum, Western North Carolina Nature Center, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.
Distance from Hickory, North Carolina: 80 miles
Outer Banks, North Carolina
For a beach getaway unlike any other, consider Outer Banks, 130 miles of barrier islands with a small fishing town feel.
This summer is the perfect time to pack up your car and hit the open road for a camping trip with your family and friends. Before you go, read through our tips on how to pack your car for camping, and consider visiting Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet for the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, which offers up to 63.7 feet of cargo volume, perfect for storing camping supplies, and up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway, ideal for road trip driving on a budget.*
Have a plan
Before haphazardly throwing all your camping supplies into whatever nook and cranny you can find, survey the space offered by your vehicle. It helps to lay out all of your supplies, studying their shapes and sizes, to develop a plan to fit them in safely and efficiently.
Think of convenience
If there are any items you’ll need to get to during the drive, make sure you have easy access from the trunk or, even better, your seat. Consider which way zippers are facing when packing, too, so you won’t have to pull a bag out of the car to get inside it.
Don’t neglect the heavy stuff
You’ll want to put the heavier items in first, below the highest point of the rear seat. In the event of a sharp turn or stop—or worse, an accident—you’ll want heavy items low to the floor and secure, so that they don’t go flying.
Happy travels from all of us at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC!
Summer is the perfect time to get out, stay active, visit new places, and try new things. To make the most of this season’s opportunities, you need a vehicle that can keep you cool and comfortable, while providing the capabilities and space you need for your adventures. Believe it or not, the Chevy Silverado is just the vehicle.
The Chevy Silverado is Fuel Efficient & Powerful
Enter the Chevy Silverado. This powerful pickup is perfect for your summer needs. With best-in-class fuel economy and horsepower, up to 12,500 pounds in towing capability, available wi-fi, and plenty of comfort and space in the cabin, it will never disappoint. Plus, the Chevy Silverado is so dependable and long-lasting that you’re sure to have it for many summers to come.
The Chevy Silverado Has Plenty Of Room for Everything
Imagine seeing a movie at the drive-in and snuggling up in the bed of your Chevy Silverado, or using your Silverado to tow the family boat to the lake for a weekend. The Chevy Silverado could transport kayaks, bikes, camping gear, fishing gear, or whatever else fuels your passion. And with the solid fuel efficient engine options, and plenty of advanced safety features, you’ll feel good about taking your Chevy Silverado on the road, no matter how far your travel.
Don’t let summer slip away. Stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC to find the perfect Chevy Silverado for your summer adventure needs.
If you’re looking for the perfect new vehicle, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn just how versatile the compact car segment can be. The Chevy Cruze is the best of its kind, and fits perfectly with many different lifestyles. Here are our five favorite benefits of driving a Chevy Cruze from Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.
Whether you opt for the sedan or the first-ever hatchback Chevy Cruze, you’ll find that this tiny car sips the gas. At best, the Cruze gets up to 40 mpg highway*, allowing you to spend less time at the gas pump and more time on the road.
Despite its compact size, there’s plenty of space inside of the Cruze for cargo and passengers. Versatile seating makes room for up to 47.2 cu. ft. of cargo in the hatchback model.
Chevy Cruze Safety
The Chevy Cruze is full of proactive and reactive safety features, including available driver assist technologies and 10 standard airbags.
You’ll have a hard time finding the latest technology in most compact cars. But in the Chevy Cruze, the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch color touch screen is the standard. Add to that smartphone compatibility and available Wi-Fi, and the Cruze is as good as an office away from home.
The Chevy Cruze is full of surprises, the latest one being the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan. The 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine gets up to 52 mpg highway* making it the most efficient non-hybrid option in the country.
Local auto shows usually aren’t something to get excited about, but the Dale Earnhardt Auto Show is a different story. Taking place on June 17th at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, North Carolina, attendees will enjoy food, drinks, cars of all shapes and sizes, and much more! Come out and have some fun at the auto show at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet!
Attendees have the opportunity to help determine the winner of several awards, namely the Best Car, Best Truck, and Top 100 Cars Awarded. Meanwhile, dealership staff and special guests will determine which vehicle is awarded the Earnhardt’s Choice Award.
Each year, NASCAR teams, local businesses, and massive corporations donate to the silent auction. Some of the items are fairly expensive when in retail, but they can be yours for a much lower price! Will you start the bidding?
Attendees will even have the opportunity to walk away with some cash in hand if they win the 50/50 raffle. Raffle proceeds go to the YMCA.
No auto show is complete without food and vendors! Local businesses and Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet serve breakfast and lunch at affordable prices.
All proceeds from the Dale Earnhardt Auto Show will benefit the Dale Earnhardt Foundation.
Having recently undergone a remodeling and renovation ourselves, we speak from experience when we say it isn’t easy. While the end result in an attractive, modern look and streamlined interior, being present throughout the process could be stressful at times. Live and learn, as they say!
Know the Schedule – It’s incredibly important to know the construction schedule if you plan on living in your house throughout the renovation. Make sure to deactivate your security system during those hours. Knowing the schedule ahead of time will also offer more privacy.
Contain Kids and Pets – Kids and pets tend to wander, and that generally doesn’t end well in construction areas. Do your best to keep your wandering loved ones contained. In addition to a potential accident, other problems could include construction delays and extra stress that you simply don’t need.
Wear Shoes – A construction site is a hot bed of fallen nails, scattered screws, and wily wood chippings. Wearing shoes is pertinent to protecting your feet, even if you are not walking through the construction area constantly. It only takes one pierced foot and a trip to the emergency room to make you wonder if the renovation will be worth it.
Both sedans and hatchbacks have their benefits when it comes to space, safety, and other crucial factors. Fortunately, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is available in both body styles at affordable prices. While many drivers know all about the sedan model, the new Cruze Hatchback is just as good, if not better. Here are a few reasons to buy the new Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback from us here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.
The first-ever Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback hits the market with a whopping 47.2 cu ft. of cargo space. Capable of seating up to five passengers comfortably, this model offers more versatility than a sedan.
The sleek, aerodynamic styling helps improve fuel economy and looks good doing it. The latest model comes with windswept curves and intimidating front headlights. On top of that, the new Cruze Hatchback is available with the Redline package.
The 2017 Cruze Hatchback earns up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/38 hwy mpg from the standard 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine*. Drivers will enjoy excellent fuel economy and a thrilling powertrain without compromise.
In addition to a whole host of standard safety features, the new Cruze Hatchback features a number of available active features as well. Technologies include Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and Rear Park Assist, just to name a few.
Easter is a time when families, communities, and clergy come together to celebrate what’s quickly become a worldwide holiday. While Easter may be celebrated around the world, the stories behind some popular traditions aren’t quite as well known. We here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet want to share some of the interesting origins behind popular Easter traditions.
A person dressed up as a giant bunny doesn’t really scream Easter, does it? The origin of the Easter bunny stretches back to the late 1700s when German settlers made Pennsylvania their home. The settlers would prepare nests for a rabbit named “Oschter Haws” on Easter Eve. Then, they would wait for the bunny to lay eggs.
The origin of decorating eggs on Easter has nothing to do with the Easter bunny, oddly enough. In fact, decorating eggs predates the Easter bunny by around 500 years.
Painting eggs red originally symbolized the blood of Jesus Christ and dates back to around the 1200s. Pagan spring rituals used the egg as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection. Families would also give up eggs for Lent.
White House Easter Egg Roll
The Easter egg roll originally took place around the Capitol building, but the eggs made a mess. In 1876, President Grant signed a law banning egg rolling from the Capitol building. Fortunately, President Hayes relocated the egg roll to the White House in 1878, where it currently takes place today.
Chevy knows how to please a crowd. Way back in 2015, Chevrolet wowed fans at the SEMA show with a special ‘Redline’ kit that had fans salivating. The brand decided to respond to the enthusiasm by surprising everyone with the new Chevrolet Redline Package. This package debuted at the Chicago Auto Show when Chevrolet revealed it would be offering the upgrade on not one, not two, but nine of its most popular, new models.
The Redline Package will be generally the same on all models – a cosmetic upgrade consisting of blacked-out accents with sharply-contrasting red lines and touches, such as black wheels with red hash marks and a black nameplate with a red outline. This package will be available on – hold your breath – the Cruze LT sedan and hatchback, the Malibu LT, Camaro LT and SS (including coupe and convertible body styles), Trax LT, Equinox LT, Traverse Premier, Colorado LT, and Silverado Double Cab and Crew Cab models in the LT Z71 trim.
The Chevrolet Redline Package models will roll out gradually throughout 2017. The first wave will include the Silverado models, with the rest launching by the end of the year. Make sure to check them out at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to see the slick new look in person and ask us any questions you have.
So, St. Paddy’s Day is green because of the shamrock, but you might be wondering what’s so special about a clover. According to legend, St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish.
Corned beef and cabbage originated in the US
The original dish beloved by the Irish was pork and potatoes, but because Irish immigrants often lived near Jewish neighbors in the United States, they developed a taste for corned beef from Jewish deli carts – and cabbage was simply a cheap side.
Irish dancing is intense
There are several different types of Irish dance, and mastering different types allows you to earn different kinds of shoes. St. Patrick’s Day has a traditional set dance that is performed with no variations in steps.
Try impressing your friends with your newfound knowledge of St. Patrick’s Day traditions. You can thank us here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.