Monday, August 21st is fast approaching! This date is when a Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun will take place over North America. It's the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States since 1979. A Total Solar Eclipse of the Sun is a complete cover up of the sun by the moon during the Full Moon cycle.
There are many kinds of eclipses - total solar, partial solar, annular, and lunar, to name the most common few. A total solar eclipse- well, these are extremely rare and extremely beautiful.
Also this total solar eclipse center line or 'path of totality' will stretch across the United States from Lincoln, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk.
Summer makes for a great time to get out and enjoy what our state has to offer but that can also mean getting stuck in dreadful traffic. It's like come on we just want to get to the beach already and have some fun in the sun. Clearly, road congestion can be a headache, but here are some fun ways to stay sane if you do find yourself stuck in gridlock.
1. Catch up on your reading:
Now we don't mean reading an actual book, while driving, because that would be dangerous but more so Audio Books! I am sure you have all said, I wish I had more time to read and guess what this time stuck in a mess of cars makes it so you do!
2. Get Fit:
Yes we know what you're thinking, how on earth do you work out sitting in a confined space such as your car? Focus on fixing your posture and doing a...
It's summer and many car owners will take a Saturday to wash the family vehicle. Proper washing is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood areas of auto care, and sadly improper washing damages and dulls your vehicle's finish over time. Take a look at these tips from Bill Black Chevrolet to learn more.
Always Wash Your Car in the Shade
This will keep your car wash shampoo solution from drying on the car before it is rinsed off.
Use a Car Wash Shampoo
Car wash shampoos have come a long way since their introduction to the automotive detailing market. There was a time when we all just grabbed dish soap and went to work but those days are long gone. Dish soap is designed to eat away grease and food and while it works great for dishes we need to keep it in the kitchen! High...
You've taken the plunge and brought home your shiny new car or truck. It's a thing of beauty which you'll be admiring for a while every time you see it. You'll likely be hearing advice from friends and neighbors who stop by to see your new ride.
You'll want to protect your investment and performing simple preventative maintenance on your vehicle will go a long way.
Here are a few tips from Bill Black Chevrolet in Greensboro to take care of your new vehicle.
New brake pads on new brake rotors don't really require a break-in procedure. The texture deliberately left on the surface of the iron discs will grind down the fresh surface of the pad material within a few miles. Even so, refrain from high-speed stops or dragging the brakes for a few hundred miles.
There is nothing worse than being stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire. While you might prefer to leave changing your flat to a professional, there may be a time you will have to do it yourself.
It's beneficial for Greensboro area drivers to practice changing a tire in your garage or driveway to ensure you're ready to handle this situation if it ever happens to you.
1. Find a Safe Location
As soon as you realize you have a flat tire, do not abruptly brake or turn. Slowly reduce speed and scan your surroundings for a level, straight stretch of road with a wide shoulder. An empty parking lot would be an ideal place. Level ground is good because it will prevent your vehicle from rolling. Never attempt to change your tire on a narrow shoulder near oncoming traffic. Keep...
Having a truck means you're probably using it to haul items for weekend projects, loaning it out to friends who are moving and packing it full of stuff if you use it as a work truck. The 2017 Chevy Silverado is a great choice for hauling and there is a reason it comes with such a large bed. Depending on the model you choose, you'll have anywhere from 53 to 76 feet of cubic space in the bed alone.
Even if you're not super organized it makes sense to think about truck storage since items can move around and it can be hard to locate items if you don't have a system in place. There are some great ways to organize your truck space and make the most of the truck's storage space. If you have questions about storage ideas and accessories the team at Bill Black Chevrolet can help you get...
Have you ever wondered what it's like to have it all? The all-new 2018 Equinox was designed with your needs and wants in mind. From style and technology to performance and safety, this versatile crossover SUV offers the complete package.
Style and function come together in the all-new Equinox. The sculpted exterior is completely redesigned from front to back. Plus, signature LED daytime running lamps make for an unmistakable presence everywhere you venture. And with an eye-catching spectrum of colors to choose from, you're sure to find the hue to match your tastes.
Equinox works hard for you. When you have your hands full, the available hands-free power liftgate opens with the simple motion of your foot. Not only that, a programmable memory height can be set for easy reach or to...
Happy New Year! We've all probably made some changes recently and vowed to get healthier, walk more, eat locally and more whole foods, spend less, and so on and so forth. But have you ever made a resolution when it comes to caring for your car? No? You're not alone, our vehicles usually fall to the bottom of our lists when we start thinking about changing for the better. However, you need your car in order to get to work, the gym, shopping, travel, little league. People naturally get overwhelmed at the thought of preventative car maintenance, but keep it simple with these New Year resolutions for your car.
I resolve to check on my car's tires and wheels.
A little wobble or vibration is not a minor issue, it means some part of your suspension is out of alignment and you're costing...
Football season is well under way and with football comes a favorite pastime - Cooking, eating and drinking in a parking lot full of fellow revelers, aka, tailgating. Carolina Panthers fans may have their favorite game day tradition and we're betting tailgating is in the mix.
Determining the food options may be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a tailgate, but there's another very important aspect to consider, the vehicle. Classic tailgating calls for a vehicle with room for tailgating and a fun crowd experience.
The Silverado 1500 isn't just a rugged, fuel-efficient, 12,000 lbs-hauling master, it's also a tailgate star. With the standard cargo box, the Silverado 1500 offers 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 feet of cargo area, and the long box extends the length to...
The holiday season often includes driving to visit friends and family in the Greensboro area. It also means heavy road traffic. Also, this year's low gas prices mean many people will probably choose to drive this holiday season so stay alert while driving and learn to spot and avoid hazards using these tips. These driving tips can help you motor with confidence this holiday season.
Use Defensive Driving Tips
Defensive driving means taking reasonable action to prevent a collision. But defensive driving starts before you even get on the road. Checking weather and road conditions in advance helps you plan a route and know what to expect along the way. It's also important to pack the car with basic supplies. A first aid kit, flares, snacks and blankets ensure you're ready for...
Cooler evenings have arrived to Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro drivers may encounter slippery roads, higher winds and cooler temperatures.
Take advantage of this time of year to make sure your vehicle is ready for the fall weather. Also, October is Fall Car Care Month so now it is the perfect time to give your vehicle some TLC. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, Bill Black Chevrolet Cadillac recommends five proactive steps to make sure your car is ready for fall driving. Basic car care goes a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of a vehicle.
1. Battery - Keep the battery connections clean, tight and corrosion-free. Cold weather is hard on batteries, so it's wise to check the battery and charging system....
The Silverado and all-new Colorado, Suburban and Tahoe offer available Chevrolet MyLink systems with a 4.2-inch diagonal color screen or available 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen. Use Bluetooth wireless technology to gain hands-free, eyes-on-the-road, voice-activated control of your communication choices. Bluetooth wireless technology easily syncs up to 10 devices.
Simply pressing a steering-wheel button gives your voice the power to make phone calls, play music or navigate stored destinations using available MyLink with Navigation. The center-mounted, 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen lets you store up to 60 favorite phone numbers, radio stations or destinations. Include everyone in your playlist - Chevy MyLink collects music from all USB-connected devices into one library...