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Tips for Traveling with your Pet

“Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot

Tips for Traveling with Pets

Anyone with pets can surely agree with novelist, George Eliot that animals make for great companions, especially when it comes to traveling.

If you are planning on traveling with your furry friend this summer, make sure you are prepared before you hit the road. From snacks, to safety, we’ve have the top five tips for traveling with your pet that you don’t want to miss!

1. Visit the vet. Before you travel with your pet, whether on the road or in the sky, it’s always a good idea to make sure they have had a recent check-up and are up-to-date on shots. If you haven’t already done so, be sure you call your veterinarian today to schedule your pet’s next appointment.

2. Keep your pet secure. Did you know? Each year hundreds of pets are injured or even killed because they were not properly restrained while riding in cars, trucks, SUVs and RVs. If you plan to road trip in your new Chevy with your pet this summer, make sure you have a vehicle pet barrier, pet seat belt, car seat or a travel crate.

3. Pet identification. In the event that your beloved pet runs away while you’re traveling, make sure he or she has some form of identification on them. Whether an ID tag on your pet’s collar or even a microchip, having some sort of identification is essential! Also, be sure to bring along a picture of your furry friend so that others may help you find your pet companion in case of an unfortunate event.

4. Don’t forget treats and toy. When packing for your pet, always make sure that along with an ample supply of your pet’s food that you bring along treats and toys, too. It is never a good idea to abruptly change your pet’s diet, especially during traveling, so familiar food, treats and toys are a must. Other pet supplies to consider bringing include your pet’s bed, grooming supplies, and any necessary medications – just to name a few.

5. Enjoy the ride. Whether or not you are traveling along with your pet or bringing your pet along for a family vacation, don’t forget to enjoy the simple things. Enjoy your journey in your new Chevy Equinox or Chevy Silverado and allow time to stop at sight-seeing opportunities along the way. If traveling with your furry friend, research possible parks to stop at along your road trip and make the most of your trip!

As with any road trip it’s always  a good idea to create a checklist of items you will need to pack, along with a planned and back-up route in case of any detours. Double check your list before you hit the road and enjoy your vacation with your pet companion.

Safe travels wherever the road takes you this summer!

If your new Chevrolet or used car is in need of service maintenance, Mountain View Chevrolet in Upland, near the Los Angeles area can help. Schedule your next service appointment online or give us a call at (855) 649-2049.

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Mountain View Chevy has the Perfect Chevy for Recent College Grads

Graduating college is an exciting, but daunting time in your life. Going on job interviews, trying to be self-sufficient, taking your first steps into the “real world” – it can all be overwhelming.

At Mountain View Chevy we understand what you’re going through, and we don’t think leasing or buying a new Chevy should add to the stress. We celebrate your accomplishments by giving you huge savings with the Chevrolet College Discount Program!

There are just a few details to need to know before you’re eligible to rake in the savings. You must present to us:

  • Evidence of enrollment in an associate, undergraduate, nursing or graduate degree program.
  • A diploma, dated no more than two years before the vehicle purchase or lease date, from a four-year bachelor’s degree, a registered nursing degree, or a two-year associate’s or graduate degree program.

Now for the fun part – let’s take a look at some of the new Chevy’s you can purchase or lease!

Most new and unused Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles are eligible for discounts, but here are a few of our favorites:

Chevy Cruze

2014 Chevy Cruze

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze is the epitome of a modern, dependable car. Technologically advanced and exceptionally efficient, the Cruze is one of a kind. With 46 diesel mpg highway, 10 standard airbags and an overall 5-star quality rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this Chevy is a smart choice for any up-and-coming college grad.

Chevy Sonic

2014 Chevy Sonic

The sporty Chevrolet Sonic is the first of many in its class. It’s the first to offer 10 standard airbags, the first with an available turbocharged engine, the first to offer up to 40 mpg highway and the first – and only – to earn an overall 5-star quality vehicle rating. That’s a lot of firsts! It’s no wonder the Chevy Sonic received “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Sub-Compact Cars Two Years in a Row” by J.D. Power.

Chevy Equinox

2014 Chevy Equinox

The stylish and efficient Chevrolet Equinox is the best of both worlds. The versatility of an SUV plus the fuel efficiency of a car equals a cutting-edge crossover. Not only is there plenty of leg room and cargo space, the Equinox gets an EPA estimated 32 mpg highway. This new Chevy is everything a new college grad will need to start his or her journey into adulthood.

To learn more about the Chevrolet College Discount Program or to meet our friendly staff, visit Mountain View Chevrolet at 1079 W Foothill Blvd, Upland, CA, 91786. Or give us a call at (877) 276-6688.

To all graduates and soon-to-be graduates, congratulations!

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New Year’s Resolutions for Chevy Owners

Did you know? Only about 8% of individuals who make a New Year’s resolution actually accomplish their goal. This year, Mountain View Chevrolet wants to help you make a resolution that can easily be attained.

Car Care Resolutions

If you own a new or used Chevy car, truck or SUV, there are a handful of resolutions to consider making that will benefit you and help extend the life of your vehicle.

Top 5 Resolutions:

  1. Resolve to keep your Chevy clean. Whether you own a Chevy Equinox, Chevy Cobalt or a Chevy Silverado, this year, resolve to try to keep the interior and exterior of your Chevy spotless. Periodically visit your favorite local car wash, vacuuming your floor mats and carpets, and make an effort to remove any trash collecting in your vehicle.
  2. Resolve to accessorize. Have you thought about customizing your car, but continuously push it aside? Make 2014 the year you start accessorizing your Chevy. From new floor mats for your Chevy Malibu, to a new tailgate guard for your Chevy Silverado, there are a variety of ways to customize your new or used car. Be sure to reference our previous post on “Inexpensive Ways to Customize your Chevy Silverado,” for additional ideas.
  3. Resolve to schedule routine Chevy service maintenance. With the everyday hustle and bustle of life, it can be hard to remember to schedule the occasional check-up for your car or truck. This year, take the initiative to stay ahead of schedule and make your next Chevy service appointment with Mountain View Chevy, or your local dealership, today! It’s recommended to schedule at least two routine service appointments a year.
  4. Resolve to practice good driving habits. It is a no-brainer that traffic can quickly change anyone’s mood, especially in the southern California area near Los Angeles, however this year resolve to practice positive driving habits. Always wear your seatbelt and ask that your passengers do the same. Follow speed limits and, remember, no texting while driving! Practicing these habits will help keep you and loved ones safe while on the highway this year.
  5. Resolve to reassess insurance coverage. If it’s been awhile since you’ve evaluated your Chevy insurance coverage, make time to do so this year. Review your current coverage and ensure that you are properly covered. It’s also important to do your research and shop around for the best insurance rates to make sure you’re saving the most money you can when it comes to auto insurance.

From cleanliness, to routine maintenance and accessories, make 2014 the year you resolve to take action when it comes to your new or used Chevy! Make an effort to take care of your vehicle and have a safe and healthy new year.

If one of your resolutions is to purchase a new or used Chevy, Mountain View Chevrolet in Upland, CA can help! Shop our online inventory, or visit our dealership at 1079 W Foothill Blvd,, Upland, CA 91786.

To schedule your next routine Chevy service appointment, call 877-274-2498.

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Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Chevy Drivers

Although winters in Southern California are fairly mild with warmer temperatures, we still experience our fair share of downpour. The rain intensifies throughout the months of October to March and at times it can rain all day. This is the wettest season and for some, can be the dreariest time of the year if proper action is not taken to prepare. The more intense the weather gets, the higher the amount of car accidents recorded. The sooner you prep your car the better, procrastinating will only increase the likelihood of putting you and your loved ones in danger of having problems while on the road. Here is a checklist of things to do to get ready for the wet season.

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Keep up with regular maintenance checks. Your car gets you where you want to go and as long as you get there, there is no need for servicing your car right? Wrong! Taking action and having your car checked in advance of the start of a new season is essential. Each season has different effects on your car, making it crucial to maintain regular service checks. You can refer to your owner’s manual to find the ideal service intervals for your car; doing this will help you prevent problems from developing.

Check your tire infiltration and tread. Check to see if your tires are firm and fully inflated. This is especially important when driving in wet conditions that make the roads slippery. Properly inflated tires will make your car more balanced and less likely to swerve around when you turn tight corners. Having deep and hollow treaded tires will improve traction and reduce friction by moving water to the sides.

Get your brakes evaluated. Every part of your car works harder to maintain stability during the wet season. Good brakes will help you on wet slippery roads. Be sure your brakes are up for the task by bringing your car in to your nearest Chevy dealership for a thorough brake inspection.

Check your Wipers and your fluids. Replacing wipers is an inexpensive but worthy investment you should take. Good vision is essential when driving in foul conditions. Avoid dangerous situations, including being stuck in-between two semis splashing water at your windshield and blinding you on the freeway. Be sure to replace your wiper blades if you notice any signs of wear and tear and. Lastly, fill up your reservoir with wiper fluid, this will help you clear off dirt and residue.

Check your Headlights and Tail Lights. During this season it gets darker faster and for longer periods of time outside. Among your headlights and tail lights, you should also pay attention to your signal bulbs and brake lights. If you have an older car, check for any signs of fogginess or dark patches on your lights. A simple clean-up and detailing at Mountain View Chevrolet, or your local Chevy dealership, will leave your lights with high levels of illumination and free of debris.

Going through this checklist will not only improve the quality of your driving experience but it will also prolong the functionality of your car. Staying aware of your driving habits and changing any bad ones will make this checklist more valuable. Here are a few things to keep in mind while driving in wet conditions:

  • Don’t drive at full speed; it takes longer to stop in wet weather.
  • Don’t drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground.
  • Keep reasonable distance between your car and other surrounding cars.
  • Water tends to be more concentrated in the outside lanes so try driving in the middle lanes.
  • Don’t slam on your brakes, instead, pump them until you gradually come to a complete stop.
  • Last but not least, be patient and give way to others.

To get started on your checklist, visit Mountain View Chevrolet online to learn more about the latest deals on parts and services for your Chevy.




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Holiday Gift Ideas for Chevy Owners

“The holidays stress people out so much. I suggest you keep it simple and try to have as much fun as you can.”  – Giada De Laurentiis

Chevy Holiday Gift Ideas

Don’t let the holidays stress you out! With the holiday season quickly approaching, thinking about gifts for loved ones can be stressful for anyone. To help keep gift giving simple this year, Mountain View Chevrolet, serving the southern California area, is providing a few holiday gift ideas for perfect for the Chevy owners in your life.

Ranging from accessories, to gear, check out our top five holiday gift ideas and start checking off your shopping list.

Car Wash Gift Certificates – Speaking of simplifying this holiday season, gift certificates make great gifts for anyone. Since vehicles are subject to a variety of outside factors including sun, smog, tree sap and dead bugs, regular car washes are recommended for any car, truck or SUV. Visit your favorite local car wash to see if gift certificates are available this holiday season.

Chevy Gear – Ranging from branded caps, to license plate frames, shirts and key chains, consider giving Chevy enthusiasts branded Chevy gear. The Chevy Mall features an assortment of gear to fit any personality. Prices vary based on item.

Floor Mats – Help protect your loved ones new or used Chevy with a branded set of floor mats. Available in colors to match the carpeting of any Chevy, the all-weather floor mats provide additional interior protection, to help keep vehicles in tip-top-shape. A simple gift for any Chevy owner.

Hood Protectors – Windshield chips and bug stains are never ideal for any car, truck or SUV. With a molded hood protector, say goodbye to those annoyances and hello to a sleek addition of auto protection. Each hood protector is designed to protect any Chevy hood and windshield and come available in smoke, chrome or can be painted to match any vehicle.

Remote Starters – While it may not get too chilly around Southern California, remote starters can still make for nice holiday gifts. With a remote starter you can ensure your engine is warmed up and temperature is comfortable in any climate, any time of the year. Be sure to have remote starters professional installed.

No matter what gifts you give this holiday season, remember to keep things simple and have fun!

Visit Mountain View Chevrolet online or in-store for professional Chevy auto parts and service department needs. Located in Upland, CA serving Fontana, Riverside, Glendora, Chino, Chino Hills and the greater Los Angeles area, Mountain View Chevrolet is a Chevy dealership you can trust! Visit us today at 1079 W Foothill Blvd or give us a call at 877-817-0408.

Happy Holidays from Mountain View Chevrolet!




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