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November 14, 2018
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The Best Winter Trucks for Kansas City Drivers

When winter snow and ice arrive in the greater Kansas City area, you want the peace of mind that comes from having a reliable winter truck. From Lee’s Summit to Independence, MO, the area is in a snowy warzone where Arctic cold and warm Gulf air do battle throughout the winter. The fact that Kansas City averages 20 inches of snow each year is only part of the story, too. Even on cold, sunny days, motorists often have drifting snow, black ice, and general slippery conditions to contend with. That’s why driving a winter-ready pickup truck is so very important.

Year after year, Chevrolet delivers some of the best trucks for winter driving. For example, in 2018, Chevy placed two pickups on Autobytel’s “10 Best Trucks for Snow and Ice” list: the Silverado and Colorado. Before winter makes the roads chaotic, consider buying or leasing either of these amazing pickups at our Lee’s Summit Chevy truck dealership.

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October 16, 2018
by Danny Chan
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Lee’s Summit Roadwork Emphasizes the Importance of Driver-Assist Technology

As some of you may know, the powers that be decided to put Woods Chapel Road on a “road diet.” Left-turn lanes are being created. Traffic signals will be installed. Bike, eastbound, and westbound lanes should extend through to Lakewood Loop. In turning Woods Chapel into a three-lane street, the city hopes to “improve safety for all road users.”

In the meantime, however, the ongoing construction has frequently been maddening, forcing drivers to seek alternative routes lest they want cartoonish smoke billowing from their ears. If only they had modern driver-assist features to combat the construction-related road rage. Here’s how Chevy’s Safety features help in that department.

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September 17, 2018
by Danny Chan
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5 Halloween Events & Haunted Houses in Kansas City That Will Terrify

The leaves are turning shades of fiery red and dazzling gold. Hooray! It’s finally fall, which means apple-picking adventures, hayrides, and eight Kansas City Chiefs home games.

In addition to all these great Kansas City activities, fall brings the spooky fun of Halloween. Now is the time to find the creepiest, most twisted events that are certain to make your heart pound and knees shake. For all the thrill-seekers out there, we’ve branched out from talking about Chevy and compiled a list of Halloween events and haunted houses in Kansas City that will have you quaking in your boots.

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August 10, 2018
by Danny Chan
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The Ultimate Guide to Kansas City Tailgating

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to football! Football is one of the greatest things about the fall season. The apple pies, cool breezes, and colorful leaves are all well and good, but nothing can compare to watching your favorite team clobber their bitter rivals on their home turf. The best way to get hyped up for the game is to enjoy a loud, feisty tailgate party! Here’s all you need to know about tailgating in Kansas City this year.

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July 18, 2018
by Danny Chan
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Four-Point Comparison of the 2018 Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F-150

Now is the time to buy a truck to be your workhorse and task companion. The Chevrolet Silverado and the Ford F-150 are the leaders of the industry in the pickup line. As is always the case when comparing two world-class pickups, selecting the right one for yourself will require a close look at what each model has to offer.

Here’s a brief comparison of the Chevy vs. Ford truck to help you decide which model you want to take home from the truck dealership.

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June 15, 2018
by Danny Chan
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4 Best Places to Watch July 4th Fireworks in Kansas City in 2018

Ready to get into the spirit of America’s birthday?  The Fourth of July is one holiday that should be celebrated to its fullest, which is why Kansas City hosts many Independence Day events for everyone to enjoy. Here are 4 of the top places to catch the July 4th fireworks in Kansas City this year.

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Kauffman Stadium

If you’re a baseball lover, then the home of the Royals is definitely one of the best places to be on the 4th of July in KC. This is a fun-filled 4th of July you can easily enjoy with friends and family. If you are bringing the kids along, there’s also the children’s activity area where they can stay occupied. There’s even an area with batting cages, a carousel, mini golf, and a park! This is the best way to keep the kiddos entertained until the spectacular fireworks display.  Continue Reading →

May 16, 2018
by Danny Chan
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Top 10 Summer Kansas City Concerts of 2018

Summer’s almost here, and concert season is coming along with it. Whether you’re a fan of pop stars, country music, hip-hop, or classic rock ‘n’ roll, the Kansas City area has something on the docket that you’re sure to enjoy. Here’s a list of the 10 best Kansas City concerts that promise to please.

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April 19, 2018
by Danny Chan
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It’s Coming! Introducing the All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado

In the world of full-size pickup trucks, it’s hard to compete with the Chevy Silverado — unless the competition happens to be the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado! This all-new Silverado has a sleek body that sits on a completely redesigned frame that’s lighter (by as much as 450 lbs.) than its predecessor, which means it’s very likely to save you a little dough at the gas pump. Plus, it’ll turn heads with its style and performance. What more can you ask for in a pickup truck?

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which will hit our Lee’s Summit Chevy dealership floors later this year.

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March 21, 2018
by Danny Chan
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2018 Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Battle for Best SUV in America

You’ve got things to do, places to be, people to see. Ah! Such is the life of a busy do-it-all-er. And there’s no better vehicle to make your life easier than a compact SUV. If you’re in the market for a convenient new crossover, the 2018 Chevy Equinox is on dealers’ lots across the U.S. now. With a peppier engine and other core design improvements compared to previous versions, this new Equinox rates as the pick of its class.

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Just saying that doesn’t mean much, of course. Let’s put it up against one of its close competitors, the 2018 Ford Escape, to see how the numbers stack up for each vehicle.

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February 21, 2018
by Danny Chan
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Chevrolet Announces the 2019 Silverado at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet kicked things off at the 2018 NAIAS event with its official introduction of the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado, which is an astounding 450 pounds lighter than its predecessor thanks to the ingenious use of mixed materials — steel and aluminum, specifically. That translates into better fuel efficiency.

Another first? The 2019 Silverado will be available with a Duramax 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine (options for the Silverado 1500 HD and Silverado medium-duty, which will be revealed in March). Two other engines will also be available — 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8s with industry-first technology that can disable up to seven cylinders when not needed, which would significantly improve fuel efficiency.

But power isn’t all the 2019 Silverado has.

Chevrolet Announces the 2019 Silverado at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show
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The Critics Sat Up & Took Notice

Of course, the critics were on hand for all NAIAS unveilings, and Motor Trend has already piped in with what most impressed them about the new Silverado. Here’s their list of “surprises and delights”: Continue Reading →