Benefits of Winter Tires for the Snowy Season

Do you know the benefits of winter tires this season?

Do you know the benefits of winter tires this season?

Winter is fast approaching and we all know that that means snow and ice covered roads are almost upon us.  Before you hit the road after the first snowfall, make sure that your car is properly prepared to take on those ice covered roads.

With winter weather comes a number of winter driving hazards. Make sure you protect your passengers—and your car—this winter by purchasing winter tires for your vehicle.

Winter tires are designed with special grips and tread to deal with snow and ice easily, increasing your traction and handling, and making you safer out on the road. And trust us, when you find yourself on an icy hill, you’ll be glad that you have winter tires to help you.

The benefits of winter tires really cannot be understated during such a dangerous time of the year. To learn more about them, visit us at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY, and be safe out there!

2016 Chevy Camaro Release is Finally Upon Us

Have you been anxiously waiting for the 2016 Chevy Camaro release?

Have you been anxiously waiting for the 2016 Chevy Camaro release?

After months of slowly leaking the details and pictures of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, it is finally here. The much-anticipated vehicle is about to hit dealerships all across the country for commercial purchase.

The first three completed Camaro models—a white one, red one, and blue one—recently rolled off of the line at the GM’s Lansing plant ceremoniously, to welcome the beginning of the Camaro’s trip to dealerships. Considering the amount of awards given to the 2015 model, it’s safe to say that the 2016 version will be something special, especially since it is already on the short list for the 2016 North American Car of the Year award.

“The sixth generation is a new ball game,” said Scott Whybrew, GM’s North American manufacturing manage. “Our goal is to put the Mustang in our rear view mirror every day.”

The 2016 Camaro reportedly will sport better fuel efficiency than its predecessor, while it will also be more powerful overall. Make sure you keep an eye out for the 2016 Chevy Camaro, which is set to arrive on dealerships later this month. Learn more at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

You will be proud to have the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in front of your house!

You will be proud to have the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu in front of your house!

The Chevrolet Malibu is the most popular mid-size car on the road today—and it’s about to become even more popular. Chevrolet recently announced the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu pricing and it makes it easier than ever before to fall in love with this practical sedan. With a starting price of $22,500, the Malibu is the perfect price for any consumer’s budget. The Malibu is about to become even more popular starting later this year.

“The 2016 Malibu is engineered and priced to give customers impressive value and technology that’s hard to compete with,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet cars and crossovers, in the press release.

That humble asking price makes the new Malibu more affordable than competitive models like the Camry, Accord, Fusion, or Altima. The Malibu also beats out the competition thanks to its incredible features. It will have plenty of new technologies like Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking, making the Malibu even more appealing.

What will really get drivers excited for the new Malibu is the integration of the hybrid technology behind the Chevrolet Volt. This will allow for the Malibu to reach an estimated 48 mpg in the city!

Be on the lookout for the impressive new Chevy Malibu at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY.

Three Great Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Are you looking for great last minute Halloween costumes?

Are you looking for great last minute Halloween costumes?

Halloween is just around the corner. However, the biggest scare is sometimes forgetting to pick up a costume for your child until the day has arrived. If you’re scrambling for a great last minute Halloween costume, then look no further—we’ve got a list for you! Here are three last minute Halloween costumes for your kid: Fortunately there are plenty of easy last minute Halloween costumes you can use.

  1. Ghost

For a spooky and simple costume, go with a sheet ghost. All you need is a white sheet and scissors to allow your boy or ghoul to see.

  1. A Bag of Jelly Beans

One cute costume you can come up with quickly is a bag of jelly beans. Just assemble a group of multicolored balloons, and place them and your child inside a plastic bag with holes cut out for the head, arms, and legs.

  1. Playing Card

If you have two poster boards, markers, and some string, you have all you need to have a last minute ace up your sleeve for a Halloween costume.

Do you have any other great last minute Halloween costumes?  We at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY would love to hear your ideas!

Lost 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Found in Barn

We love all Corvette Stingrays but can you imagine finding a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in a barn?

We love all Corvette Stingrays but can you imagine finding a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in a barn?

When you lose something, you get that stony feeling in your gut, like someone’s just punched you and took off. Usually you get that for moderately valuable things, like car keys, a cell phone, your laptop charger. Now, imagine you lost a priceless, classic American car!

This is exactly what happened to one unfortunate owner of a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Found in a barn, where it had been since 2008, this classic Stingray was found and put up for auction, along with several pieces of old farm equipment. Luckily, Tony Back read about the car by chance in a newspaper and decided he wanted the wonderful—and rare—barn find.

When the Stingray moved on to a local auction, Back won it with an $11,600 bid. With the base 350 engine and what Back estimates to be 95% of the original paint, this is an automotive find for the ages.

Back, alongside his father and fellow Corvette-enthusiast, runs a body shop in Means, Kentucky. It almost seems the car was fated to be found by Back.

Can you imagine buying a ’72 Stingray with its original paint, dirty but undamaged, for less than $12,000? Can you even imagine finding something so valuable in a barn?

Maybe a month ago, Back would have also answered no.  We here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY would be thrilled with that find!

The Best Fall Road Trips to Take Down South

Don't hesitate to go on one of the best fall road trips!

Don’t hesitate to go on one of the best fall road trips!

You might think the best time for a road trip has passed, but, oh, how wrong you’d be! Taking your long-dreamed-of scenic drive in autumn instead of during the summertime means beautiful, fiery colors as the leaves change; it also means cool, comfortable temperatures both inside and outside your vehicle, and less congestion from other vacationers on the road. You don’t need to go far to find amazing sights, either! Some of the best fall road trips happen right here in the South.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Kentucky

Just around the bend here in the fine state of Kentucky is the Bernheim Arboretum, one of the nation’s finest arboretums. At Bernheim, you can take yourself on a stroll along the tree-lined paths or participate in one of the many educational events offered, like their regular Moon Hikes for lovers of the night. They even have ColorFest coming up in October, a family-friendly event dedicated to celebrating the season with hayrides, local foods, and art vendors.

Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

Going just a bit north into Southeast Ohio, you can find one of the loveliest forests in the United States. With plenty of rental cabins available year-round, Hocking Hill State Park is the perfect autumn getaway. The roads roll with the many tree-covered hills, and come mid-September its plain to see why Hocking Hills is on the list of best fall road trips.

Chimney Rock State Park, North Carolina

Chimney Rock State Park is perfect for those craving a bit of adventure along with their beautiful vistas. The sheer stone bluffs rising throughout the park make for a perfect rock-climbing venue. Add this to the miles of bike trails, and you’re bound to have a wild time! If you need something more relaxed, Chimney Rock also has easy walking paths and lovely, calm lakes.

There’s no need to hesitate if you’ve been longing to take a weekend and see something unforgettable.  Let us here at Hutch Chevy of Paintsville, KY hear all about your trip!

2016 GMC Sierra Revealed at Last

We cannot wait for the 2016 GMC Sierra to grace our lot!

We cannot wait for the 2016 GMC Sierra to grace our lot!

Speculation has run wild for the past year as to how the new take on the GMC Sierra would look. Just on the heels of its best June sales in nine years for the pickup—and its 12th straight month of year-over-year sales increases—GMC put that speculation to bed by revealing the new-look 2016 GMC Sierra.

GMC certainly did a beautiful job with the exterior of the Sierra, updating the face of its best-selling truck to add LED “C-shaped” daytime running lights and headlights; a new grille at each trim level; new bumper, and new fog lamps. In the rear, the Sierra will also receive C-shaped taillights and a new rear bumper.

Apart from these tidbits and some tantalizing images, GMC isn’t letting on about what else will grace the 2016 Sierra. It has been confirmed that the Sierra will be released sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, adding that more information will follow in the months ahead.

We here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY can’t wait to share, so be sure to watch this space for the latest updates!

 

2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring Trim Announced

We love the 2015 Encore and cannot wait to see the 2016 Buck Encore Sport Touring!

We love the 2015 Encore and cannot wait to see the 2016 Buck Encore Sport Touring!

The 2016 Buick Encore is sure to carry on the Encore’s legacy as the brand’s most popular, best-selling model, and the announcement of a new trim is more evidence to that end.

Buick announced the 2016 Encore Sport Touring, adding an all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that provides 11% more horsepower and 20% more torque than the Encore’s standard engine, creating a more responsive and powerful ride that is sure to excite small-crossover shoppers.

Standard stop/start technology also makes the Encore Sport Touring’s engine more efficient, and a steel crankshaft, aluminum cylinder block, and variable-flow oiling system add extra miles per gallon.

“Encore is a driving force behind Buick’s expansion and a catalyst for introducing a new generation of customers to the brand,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of Buick, in an official statement. “The all-new Encore Sport Touring broadens that base, giving customers more choices—along with more performance, more technology and more efficiency.”

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring will come standard with the Convenience package, which includes 120-volt power outlet, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control, and safety features including Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Available features include all-wheel drive, Bose® audio system, navigation, and a moonroof.

The 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring will be available this fall. To learn when you can pick up yours at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY, stop on in!

All-New 2016 Cruze Gains Features, Loses Weight

You will not want to leave your all-new 2016 Cruze parked for long!

You will not want to leave your all-new 2016 Cruze parked for long!

Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze, which is shaping up to be a big improvement over the existing yet already impressive model.

The upcoming Cruze will be both larger and lighter, allowing for more interior room and increased efficiency. It will also come with a whole new suite of sophisticated technology, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and active safety systems that help everyone stay safe.

Under the hood, the 2016 Cruze will pack a new, standard 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection that produces 153 horsepower. GM estimates that the sedan will do about 40 mpg on the highway, partly thanks to stop/start technology and partly because of the weight-saving measures that have helped the Cruze trim about 250 pounds.

“It seems that Chevy has gotten the package right, with some of the best materials to be found in a compact car, plenty of space and a dramatically improved multimedia experience,” said Cars.com.

The car semms to be a huge step forward, and we cannot wait to have you test drive yours at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY!

All-New 2016 Camaro Convertible Roof Lowers at 30 MPH

New just imagine this as the all-new 2016 Camaro convertible with the top down!

New just imagine this as the all-new 2016 Camaro convertible with the top down!

Hutch Chevrolet is happy to announce that the all-new 2016 Camaro Convertible will soon be in our showrooms, which will further refine the Camaro driving experience for all you drop-top lovers out there.

Compared to the regular 2016 Camaro, this model is entirely the same from the waist down. Above the beltline, however, is an all-new, fully automatic canvas roof that can be raised and lowered at impressive speeds up to 30 miles per hour.

Our favorite feature is that it can be remotely opened with the key fob. That means we can leave behind the days of stepping into the car, pressing a button to lower the top, and only then being able to get going. With the 2016 Camaro Convertible, all you needs to do is press the button on the key fob while walking to the car and watch as the top neatly folds away by the time you get into the vehicle. No fuss, no wait!