Recommended Car Council Tips for Winter – Don’t be Caught Off Guard

Don't get caught in the snow, follow these Car Council tips for winter!

Don’t get caught in the snow, follow these Car Council tips for winter!

We won’t lie: winter is likely the roughest season there is for drivers. Whether you have ice, sleet, hail, or frosted windshields before every commute, you’ll be running into some trouble in the coming months.

There are ways to make the winter more manageable, and safer to boot. Here are some Car Council recommended tips for pre-winter car care that will take some of the hardships out of the coldest time of the year.

If you’re due for a tune-up, it’s best to get it done as soon as you can. A proper once-over of your vehicle’s health will act like a preventative check-up to help you keep in tip-top shape during the cold season. If you get your car checked out, there’s less of a chance for the weather to stir up any slumbering problems in your car.

Get your battery, tires, brakes, and lights all checked. Make sure nothing needs replaced before the snow starts. A battery that won’t charge correctly could leave you stranded in the snow, and the cold is hard on a battery. Faulty brakes could easily lead to accidents when ice is involved.

Hutch Chevrolet has more information available apart from these Car Council tips for winter and every season year round. For more car care advice, be sure to check back with us in the future!

4th of July Firework Tradition


Now when we hear that it is the 4th of July, we automatically assume that there will be fireworks to mark the historic day.  But have you ever wondered when that tradition got started? Was it in the early 1800s?  The early 1900s?  Well here at Hutch Chevrolet in Paintsville Kentucky, we want to share the wealth of knowledge of the start of the 4th of July firework tradition.

4th of July Firework TraditionSurprisingly enough, the start of the 4th of July firework tradition was very close to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration of Independence was signed on the 4th of July in 1776.  The first fireworks in celebration of the anniversary of the signing were set off on the 4th of July 1777.  That is just the following year!

Both Boston and Philadelphia set off fireworks in 1777.  Oddly both states skipped doing fireworks in 1778, but resumed in 1779.  During this first couple of years of fireworks, there was a great fear that cities would catch on fire.  Some cities, like Charleston, sent fire trucks all over the city for protection.  And other cities, some in New York, banned fireworks altogether.  Even today there are always fire trucks handy in case of an emergency, but luckily fireworks are no longer banned.

So it looks like the 4th of July firework tradition is one that we have had almost since the signing of the Declaration of Independence!  Join another long tradition of greatness by test driving a new Chevrolet at Hutch Chevrolet today!