Summer often signals the start of road-trip season. The time when you play trunk-Tetris with luggage, and pack the family in the car for a fun trip full of ice cream, swimming, and adventure. But does your family include four-legged members? Here are some tips on how to keep them safe on your journey.
Turn off the power windows
The switch that controls your windows can be easily activated with a paw. While some pets like to stick their head out the window, others may become over-excited, and see it as a way to escape a moving vehicle. If you're unsure how to turn them off, your owner's manual will instruct you
Bring a bowl, and water
Just like humans, pets need something to drink on a long road trip. Stash a large bottle of water, and a bowl in your car, and give them a drink...
Forget Nebraska winters, summers can bring the heat to Sarpy County, including Bellevue and surrounding areas. Hot weather means it is time to think about driving in the heat and how that affects your car or truck before you hit the road for all your summer adventures. Beardmore Chevrolet recommends having your vehicle inspected by a certified service technician one to two weeks before your trip to so you have a piece of mind and don't get stranded by car issues.
Common car issues during the summer can include coolant issues, radiator leakage and the air conditioner dying.
Chances are that you weren't cranking the air conditioning during the cold winter months. The system may need new filters, a cleaning, or a re-charging. If you're not a do-it-yourselfer, the service...
Commercial Fleet Management Brought To You by Beardmore Chevrolet
It doesn't make any difference if you're a small company or a big business, the need to cut commercial vehicle costs as well as maintain a fleet of vehicles that are able to increase your customer service and response time is critical to be competitive in any industry. With climbing fuel costs, the need for green fleet vehicles that offer better MPG averages is becoming more vital with each year. An old and unreliable fleet stuck in the repair shop also can cost your business in repair costs and in reduced time on the road. Is your commercial fleet incurring your business preventable costs?
Sure, we've all heard of spring cleaning, but often times that applies to your home. Don't you think your Chevrolet needs a little love too? After all, it's been there through the Omaha snow, ice, and muck of winter. Often times the first thought is to drive your beloved Malibu, or Equinox through the car wash and call it good, but taking the extra time to add a few steps can go a long way to protecting your investment, and keeping its appearance up for years to come.
1) Give your ride a bath. You can take it through the local Bellevue car wash, or give it some TLC yourself, but make sure you get all the grime off, including any residual salt off the bottom.
Ever heard the saying, 'there's an app for that'? Well, it holds true. There are smartphone apps for just about everything and you can use an app to find your car, your destination or the cheapest gas in the area, all from your smartphone. Use your phone to help diagnose problems or to entertain the kids as you scoot around town. Edmunds.com has compiled a great list of apps for drivers that we have shared here.
GasBuddy - Free
Available for: iOS, Android and Blackberry
Use this app to compare gas prices and save time driving around to different gas stations. The Web site posts local gas prices in an easy-to-use format and in the different grades, including diesel.
Dynolicious Classic - $8.99
Available for: iOS
Dynolicious uses the iPhone's built-in accelerometers to gauge...
Make your New Year's Resolution not only for yourself but for your vehicle. Servicing your vehicle is an important step in maintaining its longevity. Our saying isn't "More and More it's Beardmore" for nothing. Our expert technicians will help make maintaining your vehicle simple and convenient.
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Service is Open on Saturdays from 8-6 PM and Sunday 10-5 PM. No other dealership in the area does this!
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We operate the latest equipment and technology, meaning you know our service center is capable of meeting all your vehicle maintenance and repair needs. We can handle it all.
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When roads are covered in ice or snow, Omaha are drivers should exercise with caution. Pay attention at intersections to reduce the number of vehicles that pass thru a signal per cycle. Put a greater distance between you and the car in front of you.
Beardmore Chevrolet has compiled tips for driving in winter conditions.
Drivers are urged to eliminate unnecessary and discretionary trips at these times.
• Consolidate trips. Take care of as many errands as you can when you go out. (This is good way to save gasoline, too.)
• Don't let critical household supplies dwindle. Keep frozen or canned foods handy so that you always have a couple days' worth of good, nourishing meals.
• Keep at least one week's medications on hand. Do not wait until the last day to fill...
Back to School season is upon us and with it a new routine for many families. Driving patterns change for most commuters and being aware of driving conditions during this season is key. Traffic congestion is to be expected with yellow school buses on the road, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, and harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. If you have a teenager driver in the family, review some safety tips with them before they hit the road. You can find several tips online and AAA has a list available here.
Also, TeenDriving.com has several tips for new drivers here...
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay in Chevy Cars, Trucks & Crossovers
For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay† compatibility in more models than any automotive brand.
To get started, plug in your compatible Apple iPhone or Android smartphone to the USB port to enable certain apps to be displayed in the vehicle on the Chevrolet MyLink† display screen. Interact with some of the apps from your phone, similar to the way you're used to through voice controls or the touch-screen of your car.
Android Auto is Google's solution for bringing the power of your smartphone to vehicle infotainment. Basically you're using your phone to broadcast a new user interface onto your car's touchscreen, thus bringing the full power of Android 5.x Lollipop (and up) to one of the most-used screens you'll ever own.
By Ron Petak / Leader Executive Edition
Updated Jul 20, 2016
Welcome to the Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue.
The City of Bellevue and Beardmore Chevrolet Inc. are finalizing a contract for naming rights of the soon-to-open conference center at 37th Street and Raynor Parkway.
The deal was announced Monday morning at City Hall. Terms of the agreement, which require City Council approval, call for Beardmore to make annual payments totaling $500,000 over a 10-year period. The council is expected to take up the matter at Monday's meeting.
"It's a great agreement," said Bellevue Finance Director Rich Severson. "It's close enough to what we wanted, what we thought it was worth."
Mayor Rita Sanders said staff researched naming-rights efforts in other cities...
The Beardmore Chevrolet motto is 'More and More…with Beardmore'. We've put a lot of thought into how we can demonstrate this to our customers with excellent service and respect. Our customers have let us know how we measure up with a 4.7 star rating based off of confirmed customer surveys. At Beardmore rest easy knowing you'll be treated with respect by experts in their field. You can read our customer reviews here.
Our experience in the automotive industry is well earned as we've served our local customers since 1919. We embrace the Bellevue and Omaha community and as a valued community member, we will be here for your current and future automotive needs.
The Beardmore experience offers much to our customers with these...
We here at Beardmore Chevrolet understand how important it is to talk with your teens about safety while driving. These are some tips to help get the conversation started.
Simple but Crucial
- Obey the speed limits. Going too fast gives you less time to stop or react. Excess speed is one of the main causes of teenage accidents.
- Always wear your seat belt and make sure all passengers buckle up, too. Don't try to fit more people in the car than you have seat belts for them to use.
- Adjust your car -s head rest to a height behind your head - not your neck - to minimize whiplash in case you -re in an accident.
- Make sure your windshield is clean. At sunrise and sunset, light reflecting off your dirty windshield can momentarily blind you from seeing what -s going on.