Three Kinds of Summer Fun You Can Enjoy From Your Chevy’s Truck Bed

Chevrolet Truck Bed | Fort Meade, FL

Family fun is never far from your Chevy truck, no matter if your family loves road trips or wants to stay in your backyard. Before the summer ends, try one of these great truck-bed activities for an evening you’ll cherish forever.

Picnicking in high style

Rather than contend with the hassle of insects in the grass or the questionable comfort and cleanliness of a picnic table, try having a picnic in your truck bed. Throw down a blanket and some comfy pillows, break out the paper plates, have a cookout, and gather around your Silverado or Colorado’s bed.

Movies under the stars

Digital downloads and streaming make this old outdoor classic much easier. Fill up an air mattress, get your blankets, and popcorn and enjoy either something new or an old family favorite from the comfort of your truck bed. If you miss movie theaters, you might consider using a projector to turn your garage door (or a large white sheet) into a makeshift movie screen.

Truck-bed camping

Sleeping outdoors is always a joy in the warm nights of summer, and whether you use accessories or a bit of quick thinking, you can trust in your truck’s versatility to make camping a breeze. It won’t matter if you’re at a campground or in your driveway — your Chevy truck is perfect for the job.
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How to Prepare a Car for Storage

How to Prepare a Car for Storage | Fort Meade, FL

If you need to put your car away for a while, take care to put it to bed properly. Following these few tips can keep the vehicle in good shape for future use.

Inside Storage

If you have access to a garage, it’s the best long-term place to store a vehicle. However, if you don’t have a garage, consider renting a storage unit. As a last resort, get a car cover to keep the exterior in good shape.

Maintenance Items

If you are going to be leaving the vehicle for a year or more, make sure it’s in good condition first. Give it a good wash and wax to protect the finish. Have the oil changed and fill the gas tank to prevent toxins and oxidation from damaging internal parts.

Take it for a Spin

If a car is not driven regularly, the battery will lose charge. Regular short runs keep the engine in good order and prevent the tires from developing flat spots. If this is not possible, take the tires off. Also, avoid using the parking brake when a car is in storage because the pads could fuse to the rotors.

Put up a No Vacancy Sign

Mice, squirrels and other small creatures love to make nests in vehicles that don’t move very often. Plug up the exhaust pipe and air intake with steel wool to discourage entry, and arrange mothballs or cotton balls or swabs that have been soaked in peppermint oil around the perimeter of the car to keep intruders out.

Need more help with vehicle care? Contact us at Greenwood Chevrolet.