Road trips are a fun way to have an adventure with your family. However, it can be easy to go overboard and come home from your trip with an empty checking account. Here are a few tips on how to save money on a road trip.
Calculate Gas Costs
Yes, fuel costs can change by the hour, but you can easily
calculate your projected fuel costs by using an average fuel price. Map out how
many miles you will be driving and estimate how much you will need to spend on
gas. You can use apps like GasBuddy to find the cheapest fuel stops along the
way. Once you know how much you need for gas, you know how much you have left
for food, housing, and activities.
Find Free Attractions
You might be surprised at how many free attractions there are
in the U.S. Do some research before you leave to find free or low-cost things
to do near your destination.
Pack Some Food
While part of the fun of going on a road trip is trying new
restaurants, food can quickly eat away at your budget. Do some grocery shopping
before you leave and pack some snacks and a meal or two for the road.
Schedule a pre-trip service appointment for your vehicle here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, to ensure that your next getaway is as safe as it is fun.
New York City has no shortage of exciting entertainment options. If you’re looking to take your summer fun to the next level, a new ride from LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick can get you to these hotspots. Check out these summer activities in New York City.
SummerStage is New York City’s largest free performing arts
festival. The event features every kind of performing artist, ranging from
big-name indie rock bands and outer-borough
hip-hop groups to ballets and live theater. The festivities run daily from June
Warm Up Party Series
Looking to dance the night away? On Saturday afternoons,
join the 22nd annual Warm Up Party Series, hosted by the Museum of Modern Art.
You can enjoy beer, marvel at contemporary art, and dance to live music by a
huge range of performers and DJs.
Rooftop Cinema Club
If you love classic films, cocktails, and popcorn, you’ll
love the Rooftop Cinema Club. Open-air film screenings take place daily at the Skylawn
Rooftop Bar at Embassy Suites. The doors open at 5 p.m., and showtime is at
Summer in New York City isn’t complete without a visit to
the region’s largest amusement park. Boasting more than 50 rides and
attractions, including the Cyclone, Air Race, and Wild River, Luna Park is
truly a thrill seeker’s paradise.
Car accidents can be disorienting, but there are a few key
things you should remember, including the moments after the collision to
insurance and repairs down the road. While safety is always a priority, it’s
also important to collect all the necessary information and follow basic tips
for what to do after an auto accident.
Step 1: Move Your Vehicle
According to State Farm, the first thing to do is move your vehicle out of traffic to a safe place (if the accident was minor). Use cones, triangles, and flares for added safety, and turn off your vehicle after an accident.
Step 2: Check, Call, and Collect
Next, check for injuries on you, passengers, and people in the other vehicle(s). When in doubt, call an ambulance. You’ll also need to call the police at this point, even if it’s a minor accident. A police report is often a key part of the insurance claim process. So, while the other driver might not want to get the police involved, you should always call after a collision.
It’s also important that you collect information at this
point. Get the other driver’s name, license plate number, license number,
insurance company and policy number, and the description of their vehicle. Take
pictures of the scene and the locations around you, and be sure to get any
eyewitness names and contact information. Never admit an accident was your
fault; let the police decide.
Step 3: File a Claim and Visit the LaSorsa Chevy Buick Collision Center
Some of the most popular Buick vehicles of recent years have at least one small thing in common: the inclusion of the “En-” prefix in their nameplates. Now we have great cause to expect another Buick will join this club, as Buick recently filed to trademark the “Envista” nameplate.
Back in 2016, Buick introduced the Avista concept, a
two-door coupe with a stunning profile that never made it into production. It’s
obvious, however, that the Envista nameplate is extremely similar to the Avista
of yesteryear, leading many to speculate that the new Envista could very well
be a realized Avista with a name-change to fit in better with the current
Still, others are guessing that the Envista nameplate will
be applied to an all-new concept. Either way, the discontinuation of the Buick
Cascada leaves a gap in the Buick passenger car lineup, so it seems likely that
any new concept would fill this spot.
New reports also suggest that even more new “En-“ nameplates are in the works at Buick. While none are official yet, “Envoy” and “Enspire” are rumored to be among the monikers in the works.
Of course, this is all speculation. But one thing is certain: Buick has plenty going on behind the scenes that gives us here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick good cause to get excited about the years to come. In the meantime, if you need a new Buick before the Envista makes its appearance, we’ve got you covered.
Central Park is an 843 acre oasis smack in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. There’s always something to do, but now as the weather warms up, visitors can take full advantage of paths, lakes, and lawns.
One of the best things to do in Central Park is just discover what is there. Take a Hidden Secrets Walking Tour to discover the often overlooked treasures in the park. Or pick up the pace with a bike tour that hits all the major landmarks featured in many blockbuster movies. A fun activity is the Amazing Race-Style Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Using a smartphone, visitors can solve clues and compete in challenges while learning local history as they traverse famous and hidden spots of Lower and Mid Central Park.
For younger children, there is the Quest for the Seven Teeth, an interactive adventure theater for kids. Help Franklin find the lost teeth scattered across the park for his cousin the Tooth Fairy. Using their imaginations, adventurers will visit castles and travel under troll bridges.
And, of course, there is the Central Park Zoo. Featuring exotic residents like snow leopards and daily penguin feedings, there’s always something to see at the zoo. Check out the 4-D sensory theater for even more fun.
To celebrate the release of the The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part, a team of LEGO® Master Builders
created a life size, red LEGO® Silverado. This special build continues the
partnership that Chevrolet started with Warner Bros. Pictures in 2017 with The LEGO® Batman Movie.
The truck got its big debut at the North American
International Auto Show in Detroit early this year. It is the first full-size
Chevrolet vehicle to be made entirely out of LEGO® bricks.
“Chevrolet is once again thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to integrate the brand and one of our most iconic products – Silverado – into The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck marketing.
It took a team of 18 Master Builders and over 2,000 hours to
create the LEGO® Silverado all by hand. They ultimately used 334,544 pieces.
The full-size replica even includes unique graphic details and working lights.
In total, the LEGO® Silverado weighs in at 3,307 pounds and is 72 inches high,
240 inches long, and 96 inches wide.
If you are your kids see the movie, be on the lookout for a
mini-build of the Silverado High Country. Then, watch as your favorite LEGO® Movie heroes work together to save
the world from the LEGO® DUPLO® destroyers.
Whether you’re planning a romantic date or a family night,
Broadway offers a wide range of drama, musicals, and more. However, if you’re
not used to going to the theater, it might be intimidating. That’s why we’ve
compiled a list of Broadway show tips, from what to wear to what you can do
after the show.
According to ShowTickets, the best tip to keep in mind is to book in advance. While some websites might promise special deals on last-minute tickets, the most popular shows on Broadway usually sell out weeks or months in advance. Be sure to plan ahead if you can.
What should you wear? While there’s not strict dress code,
you don’t want to be the least formal person in the theater. Business casual is
a good mark to aim for, though some prefer to dress to the nines when they’re
going out on the town.
Get there early. Many Broadway seats are reserved, so you
don’t need to plan hours ahead; however, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of
time to get your paper ticket from the box office. Even if you don’t need to
stop at the box office first, you may need extra time for the lines outside or
near the bathroom and concessions.
Finally, stay for the curtain call! You always want to give
the actors their dues (they are people, after all), and leaving during the
curtain call can often seem rude. It’s tempting to rush the door, but it’s
ultimately bad etiquette; have patience and show the actors they did a fine job
with a long round of applause.
If you’d like to arrive to the show in style, consider a classy new vehicle from LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick.
If your teen is embarking on that exciting journey of learning how to drive and getting their own vehicle, you’re likely wondering what more you can do to help them stay safe while on the road. One of the simplest answers to this is to get a larger-sized vehicle as your teen’s first car. This advice comes directly from a leading safety researcher for the auto industry, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They also recommend avoiding a high-horsepower model, which can encourage riskier driving on the road and provide more power than teens are used to.
Larger, bulkier models are generally safer in the event of a crash, and this has been proven time and time again by IIHS crash tests. Vehicles like crossovers, SUVs, and full-size sedans provide more protection than compact sedans as a result of their sheer size. If you’re in the market for a car for your teen, you should consider vehicles like the Chevy Equinox.
Along with looking for a larger model, you should keep an
eye out for advanced safety features as well. One perk of GM vehicles is their
Teen Driver Technology, which lets you set certain alerts and limits or your
teen’s driving and provides an in-vehicle report card to help you keep track of
it. When you’re not there, this technology will help you keep tabs on your
teen’s driving habits, helping you facilitate the safest ones possible.
One of the best parts of the holiday season is enjoying old traditions, while also forming new traditions for the future. Many people have had the pleasure of seeing a performance of The Nutcracker, whether on a class trip or as an outing with the family. Whether or not this is part of your past Holiday traditions, there is one performance of The Nutcracker in New York this year that you don’t want to miss.
The New York Theatre Ballet will put on several performances of The Nutcracker set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score this December at Florence Gould Hall just outside of Central Park. The performances of this classic ballet are being done in an early 1900s Art Nouveau style and are sure to be gorgeous. Bundle up and head to Manhattan for dinner and an evening stroll around the park with a hot cocoa before enjoying The Nutcracker in Central Park.
This performance is suitable for all ages, so it’s the ideal family outing. Tickets are $27 for adults and $15 for children. There are performances on Friday, December 14th, Saturday, December 15th, and Sunday, December 16th. Please visit nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets for tickets and more information.
The Chevrolet Blazer was one of Chevrolet’s most popular models when it was first introduced, helping to usher in America’s love of SUVs. Now, it is making a comeback for the 2019 model year. The following is a preview of the 2019 Blazer so you know what you can expect.
For starters, the Blazer has a completely new, sophisticated look in place of the old boxy design. The Blazer will sit in the lineup between the Equinox and the Traverse.
“The Blazer has attitude,” said John Cafaro, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design. “It looks commanding on the road, while fulfilling the promise of versatility at the heart of every Chevy crossover and SUV.”
Just like other Chevy SUVs, the Blazer will be available in multiple trim levels. However, each trim will come with unique styling elements to set them apart from each other. For example, the range-topping Premier trim will have chrome details, while the sporty RS model will come with blacked-out features.
Standard under the hood of the Blazer will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which supplies 193 horsepower. For more power, there will be an available 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower. With this engine, the Blazer will be able to tow up to 4,500 pounds.