How to Keep Your Car Clean in Winter

Vehicle driving through a car wash

Thanks to mud, slush, and road salt, winter is a challenging time of year to keep your car clean. But there are plenty of easy solutions that will protect your car’s body and improve driving safety and visibility.

Wash Frequently

During the winter, it’s good to wash your car every couple of weeks, but at least do it once a month to wash off any built-up grime on the exterior, and focus on the undercarriage. It’s also a good idea to clean out the interior of any debris that’s been tracked in. And remember to wash the insides of the windows to boost visibility.

Wax

The best way to protect your car from the weather is to give it a nice protective coat of wax after you wash it. You can have the wax done professionally or do it yourself at home for cheap — either way, you’ll be doing your car a huge favor.

Rubber mats

If you don’t already have rubber floormats, invest in some. Rather than stepping on carpet with your wet, dirty shoes and letting the grime soak in, rubber floor mats protect the carpet, and they’re easy to remove and clean. It will help your vehicle smell fresher and eliminate the need for you to spend extra time scrubbing the carpet. For more winter maintenance tips, call us here at LaSorsa Chevy Buick. You can also schedule a seasonal service checkup for your vehicle.

What to Do After an Auto Accident: Safety, Information, and Repairs

Upset woman standing in front of crashed car with mechanic fixing it.

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

Finally, file a claim and visit the LaSorsa Chevy Buick Collision Center. We offer affordable, timely, and high-quality repairs, helping you to get back on the road after an accident.

How to Make the Most out of a Day in Central Park

Central Park is a great place to spend a day in New York City

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.

Here at LaSorsa Chevrolet Buick, we wish you and your crew have a happy day exploring Central Park.

Broadway Show Tips: Plan Your Next Night Out

Group of people dressed up for Broadway

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.