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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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Inexpensive Ways to Customize Your Chevy Silverado

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” –  John Wooden

Are you looking to customize your Chevy Silverado, but within budget?

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Double Cab LT 4x4

Mountain View Chevrolet is providing a few inexpensive ways you can personalize your truck, keeping in mind that it’s the little things in life that can make a big difference.

Let’s get started:

  1. Floor Mats – Help keep the interior of your Chevy pickup clean with floor mats. From carpet, to vinyl and all-weather floor mats, there are a variety of options to choose from, including floor mats in various colors. Floor mat prices start around $50.
  2. Bedliner – Protect your truck bedliner from constant wear and tear with bedliner protection. Bedliner provides a protective skid-resistant coat that helps prevent scratches and other nuisances that may leave a mark on your truck’s bed. Contact your local Chevy dealership, Mountain View Chevrolet, for more information and pricing details.
  3. Tailgate Liner – Don’t forget to protect your Chevy Silverado’s tailgate! Receiving the brunt of heavy movement and lifting, tailgates can be easy targets for scratches and dents. To protect your truck’s tailgate, be sure to purchase a ribbed tailgate liner. Tailgate liners start at $50.
  4. Bed Net – If you’re always on the go and hauling items from one place to another, help keep those items secure with a Chevy Bed Net. A Chevy Bed Net provides added protection to your items with stretch shock cords that release from a stainless steel center ring. Mounting hardware is included for easy installation. Prices start at $50.
  5. Fuel Door – For $155, you can snazz up your Chevy truck with a chrome fuel door. A fuel door adds extra protection to your gas tank, while providing your truck with a stylish and customized look.

If you’re looking for additional customization options, there are several ways to personalize your truck. Before you look to purchase, be sure to consult with your local Chevrolet dealership to ensure you’re making the best choice for your pickup. Remember, small details can make a big difference!

For more information on ways to customize your Chevy, visit Mountain View Chevrolet or give us a call at 877-817-0408.



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