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April 18, 2019
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Tiny Homes on Wheels: Design Ideas to Reduce Towing Weight

America’s “tiny house” community is ironically growing larger by the day, as thousands of millennials and retirees alike seek to reduce their carbon footprint, cut down on expenses, and live off the grid. Tiny homes on wheels (or THOW) have even hit the silver screen, with numerous reality shows being aired on HGTV, DIY Network, Hulu, and other stations.

The Chevy Silverado Can Haul Anything

Still, you can’t just build a tiny home willy-nilly! Transplanting one’s life into a 350-square-foot house with wheels takes a lot of planning and preparation. Among the many design factors to consider, weight should be at the top of the list. Oftentimes weighing over 12,000 pounds, fully loaded tiny homes are built with (mostly) standard housing materials, which means they’re more burdensome to tow than typical campers or RVs.

As you begin constructing your new THOW, review these design ideas that will help you reduce towing weight. Every pound counts!

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March 14, 2019
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Best Free 2019 Easter Egg Hunts Near Kansas City

Are you looking for budget-friendly Easter events in the Kansas City area? We’ve searched for 2019’s best free Easter egg hunts and other free Easter events for you to enjoy with your family this holidayWith activities taking place on weekends from Saturday, April 13th, through Sunday, April 21st, you can keep your kids on an egg hunt for nearly half of April. That’s a lot of free family fun! Enjoy these local egg hunts in Kansas City.  

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February 18, 2019
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What Chevy Unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

As the largest car show in America, the Chicago Auto Show proudly hosted Chevrolet’s two all-new models this February: the 2019 Chevy Blazer and 2020 Silverado HD. The new Blazer is already available for sale and lease at our Lee’s Summit Chevy dealership, while the 2020 Silverado ¾-ton pickup is set to be released this summer. Here’s all you need to know about both of these stunning new Chevrolet vehicles.

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January 16, 2019
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How to Protect Your Car From Road Salt Damage

Road salt is one of those necessary evils in life — it’s needed to keep roads drivable in ice and snow, but extremely damaging to your vehicle. Every year, the Missouri Department of Transportation drops as much as 129,000 tons of salt on state roads, including those in the Kansas City, Independence, and Lee’s Summit areas. The salt works to lower the freezing point of water, thawing frozen asphalt and preventing more ice from forming.

Over time, the salt and any additional chemicals used by road crews to melt ice can be corrosive to your car’s exterior, including its paint. What’s worse, the salt can work its way into small crevices in your vehicle’s underbody and corrode any metal surfaces. Leave it to do its damage, and you could face high repair bills as metal parts on your car or truck fail.

But you can prevent road salt from taking a toll on your vehicle with a few simple steps.

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December 17, 2018
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What’s The Deal With The All-New 2019 Chevy Blazer?

One of the best thing about the beginning of a new year is seeing how the auto industry has upgraded and tweaked your favorite vehicles, including the Chevy Blazer. That’s right: For the first time in 24 years, Chevrolet is manufacturing a Blazer SUV for 2019, and we’re all excited to see it up close and personal. Here’s what to expect from the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer when it arrives at our Lee’s Summit Chevy dealership.

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November 14, 2018
by Danny Chan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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