The Benefits of New Car Replacement Insurance

Benefits of New Car Replacement Insurance | Dixon, IL
Benefits of New Car Replacement Insurance | Dixon, IL

Buying a new car is a big commitment and it is natural to wonder what would happen if something goes wrong. New car replacement insurance can help you relax about the new vehicle you just brought home.

What new car replacement insurance is

New car replacement insurance will cover the full cost of a new mode — minus the deductible — if you happen to total it in an accident shortly after buying it. It does need to be added to your existing auto insurance before you drive off the lot, however.

This type of insurance is wise to have because new cars begin to depreciate as soon as you bring them home. In fact, they lose over 20 percent of their value within the first year, so having full replacement coverage can be a lifesaver if disaster strikes.

How to get it

Typically, you can add new car replacement coverage to the auto insurance policy you already have. Be sure to check the rules to make sure the car meets the company’s age and mileage requirements, though. Some insurance companies cap the coverage at 1,000 miles. It’s also smart to look for the lowest deductible you can find when selecting this type of coverage. That way, you’ll keep out-of-pocket costs low.

Call us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet to find out more about new car replacement insurance or any other type of auto insurance. We’re here to help make car ownership a more positive and less stressful experience.

Transform Your Truck Bed for Summer Fun

Silverado Truck Bed | Dixon, IL
Silverado Truck Bed | Dixon, IL

Though some people are already counting down to fall, there’s still plenty of summer days left to enjoy. If you have a Chevy Colorado or a Silverado, it’s easy to transform your truck bed to enhance your summer fun. Here are some simple ways to do that.

Truck Bed Picnic

Take a meal outdoors with your loved ones while avoiding sitting directly in the grass. All you need to bring are some pillows, a blanket, and your favorite homemade or takeout food.

Truck Bed Movie Night

You don’t have to go to a drive-in to catch a movie in your truck. Grab a laptop or a tablet and watch your favorite movies in the bed of your truck. All you need to do is blow up an air mattress that fits, get some blankets and pillows, and lay back and watch. And pack some movie snacks and drinks in case you have the munchies.

Truck Bed Camping

Thanks to Chevy technology and towing capabilities, you might have already used your truck for camping. Consider truck bed camping in your backyard or driveway, to adhere to social distancing standards while still having a delightful night outside of the house.

For more ideas to get the most out of your Chevy truck, contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Reveals Gas Mileage and Tow Rating for the 2021 Tahoe

2021 Chevy Tahoe | Dixon, IL
2021 Chevy Tahoe | Dixon, IL

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the most anticipated upcoming additions to the Chevrolet lineup. The brand has tweaked the model to be bigger and bolder than ever. Now, we know a little more about this SUV, since Chevy released the gas mileage and tow ratings for the 2021 Tahoe.

The 2021 Tahoe manages to squeeze out an EPA-estimated 20 mpg on the highway, when equipped with the standard 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. Engines with higher power outputs lower the fuel economy by just a bit.

Towing capacity is where the 2021 Tahoe really shines, however. You’ll be hard-pressed to find more impressive metrics among large SUVs. When the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is equipped with the 5.3-liter V8 engine and comes configured with 2WD, it can tow up to 7,900 pounds. Opting for 4WD lowers that tow rating by just 200 pounds. Regardless of which drivetrain you go with, you can easily bring along a camper or boat on your family’s next getaway. 

Learn more about the upcoming 2021 Tahoe when you call us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Can’t wait until the new model arrives? Stop by to test-drive one of the 2020 Tahoe models we have in stock right now. We’ll help match you with the right Tahoe to suit your family’s needs, preferences, and budget.

How to Make Working from Home With Kids Easier

How to Make Working from Home With Kids Easier | Dixon, IL
How to Make Working from Home With Kids Easier | Dixon, IL

As part of social distancing and government guidelines for safety, many parents suddenly find themselves adapting to a work-from-home lifestyle. While working around your children can be rewarding in some ways, it also makes getting work done more challenging. Working from home with kids can be tough, but you can take a few steps to make sure you’re staying productive.

Establish a home office

A good general rule for working from home is setting up a dedicated workspace within the house. Not only does this make work-life balance easier to achieve, but it helps give your kids boundaries to let them know when you’re off limits. Lay down ground rules about what’s appropriate when you’re in the office and make sure your kids stick to them. Have them knock when the door’s closed or even ask them to slip notes under the door so you can deal with whatever questions or problems they have after you’re done with an important task.

Build a schedule

You and your kids both need stimulation, so working small breaks into your schedule will help you create a rhythm and keep everyone happy. Having a dedicated 15-minute block for a walk around the neighborhood or planning to have lunch at the same time every day creates a nice sense of stability that also gives you and the kids something to look forward to. What’s more, taking periodic breaks to get up and walk around will help you stay focus by clearing out the cobwebs when the day gets stressful.

These are just some of the many ways that you can boost your productivity and keep your kids satisfied while working from home. Working from home with kids can be challenging, but the reward of being around your little people more than you’re used to is well worth the adjustment. The family at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, IL, hopes that you and your family are staying safe in these tough times. If there is anything that we can do to help make your life easier, whether it’s essential service or a new vehicle, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Chevrolet Equinox Updates for the 2021 Model Year

Chevrolet Equinox Updates for the 2021 Model Year - Dixon, IL
Chevrolet Equinox Updates for the 2021 Model Year – Dixon, IL

The Chevrolet Equinox is getting some exciting updates for the 2021 model year. These updates include fresh styling, a new trim level, and more available safety features. With these updates, the Equinox gets even better and more versatile.

The first thing you might notice about the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is the new front and rear fascia design. The sharp, new grille gives the Equinox a more aggressive design. For an even sportier look, you can choose the new RS trim with a gloss black grille, 19-inch Dark Android wheels, black side rails, black badging, and black bowties. The styling continues inside with red accent stitching on the black upholstery.

Standard safety features on the 2021 Equinox will include Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam® Headlamps, a Rear Vision Camera, a Following Distance Indicator, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. You will be able to add even more safety with available options like Automatic Parking Assist, a HD Surround Vision Camera, and Front and Rear Park Assist.

There will be two engine options to choose from. The base engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. You can get more power from the available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

For more information about the upcoming 2021 Equinox, contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Or stop by to test-drive one of the current Equinox models on our lot.