The holidays are right around the corner, and Chevrolet wants to help you get your evergreen home in once piece by offering up a list of tips for transporting trees. If you’re selecting a Christmas tree this year and transporting it on or in your car, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind to make sure you don’t loose too many branches or find yourself inundated by pine needles until July.
The first key thing to do, says Chevy, is dress warmly. You’ll need gloves that don’t hinder dexterity, a hat, and a thick coat. Finding the perfect tree can take time, so be sure to prepare for cold weather and give yourself time to make your decision comfortably. Additionally, you may also need a piece of cardboard to kneel on if you decide to chop down your own tree.
Transporting the tree in your car? Pine needles and sap will likely be everywhere, so it’s a good idea to put down a tarp. If you’re putting a tree on the top of your car, you may still want to lay down a tarp to prevent the branches from scratching the paint.
You should place the stump end of the tree toward the front of the car to prevent as much aerodynamic drag as possible. Netting and rope should also be used to secure the tree tightly. Give it a tug before you drive away—if it moves, you may need more rope.
Finally, use secondary roads instead of major highways when possible. With these steps, you can ensure a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday for all.
Vehciles like the new Chevrolet Traverse and Silverado 1500 are great for transporting trees. Stop by Landmark Chevrolet and see what they have to offer for your holiday hauling needs and beyond.
The school year is almost upon us, which means you may have some preparing to do. Get back into the groove of a new school year as quickly as possible this time around. Here are some tips on back-to-school prep from us here at Landmark Chevrolet.
Plan School Lunches
Make it a point to plan out the kids’ school lunches a week in advance so there are never any surprises. Spend some time creating a list and putting each meal on a calendar. It wouldn’t hurt to let your child have some say in what they would like for lunch. Stick to the list as best you can. Doing so will help streamline the morning.
Make a Schedule
Make a schedule and stick to it in order to establish a daily routine. People in general, children included, find it easier to perform smaller tasks, such as taking clothes to the laundry, if done day after day. A schedule can help make things easier before and after school. Having children complete chores, sit down for homework, and enjoy a fun activity of their choosing will only help them succeed in school.
Throw Back-to-School Party
Very few children enjoy the start of a new school year. What better way to liven their spirits by throwing a back-to-school party for them and all of their friends? Plan out some games, put out some snacks, and start a movie. It really is that simple!