You know the feeling. It’s the middle of the afternoon, the day is at its warmest temperature, and it’s time to enter your parked vehicle. Just the idea of the stuffy interior is already making you sweat.
Huber Chevrolet is here to help. This summer, stay cooler when driving by implementing these two strategies.
Park smart – When you leave your car in the sun, it pretty much turns into a greenhouse on wheels. If you can, park on the shaded side of the street (or the side that will be shaded), or under the canopy of a tree. The absolute best way to keep your car cool is to prevent it from sitting right in the sun and becoming a furnace.
Use a sun shade – Invest in a sun shade to put on your vehicle’s dashboard. It will help block sun rays and keep the steering wheel and other cockpit features cooler while your vehicle is parked.
Use open windows and AC – As soon as you start your car, lower the windows and turn the air conditioning on its maximum setting. Do this for a few minutes. The hot air may be temporarily unpleasant, but this method will help move the hot air out of your vehicle more quickly than just using one of these methods.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo is one of the best and most beloved
zoos in the country, with new exhibits opening all the time highlighting new
animals, areas of the world, and activities to help children and adults alike
expand their knowledge of the animal kingdom.
This year, the zoo has added or will add a range of new exhibits, like the Asian Highlands exhibit, which was partially opened in 2018 but won’t fully debut to the public until May 17, 2019. Finishing touches are being added now, and when it does open all the way, visitors will feel completely transported to Asia, walking past streams and up misty mountain paths past tigers, snow leopards, and sloth bears.
The zoo also announced recently that there will be new
behind-the-scenes experiences that offer more information and closer contact
with the animals. Backstage passes will be available for the zoo’s giraffes,
the Center for Conservation and Research, the aquarium, the octopus habitat,
You can even attend the Animal Art Experience, where one of
the zoo’s animals will create a one-of-a-kind painting with colors of your
choice. Each Friday a different animal artist will be featured, with artists
including snakes, turtles, small mammals, and lizards.
If you need a vehicle to transport your entire crew to the Henry Doorly Zoo, consider one of our vehicles here at Huber Chevrolet.
Every year, World of Wheels comes to Omaha to
showcase the largest custom car show collection in the region. A variety of
different vehicles are featured at World of Wheels, but at the heart of the
event during its 57-year run is the hot rods. With innovation and quality
craftsmanship taking center stage, this event is an awesome place for
automobile enthusiasts to gather together and get excited about what they love
Almost all spectators who come to World of Wheels end up coming back for another round; in fact, an event surveys shows that 45% of guests have visited four or more times. Guests can submit their own vehicles to the event and be show participants or simply come to enjoy the show, including custom vehicles from the original manufacturers. Additionally, Friday will feature a special Student Career Day for students interested in pursuing a career in the auto industry.
This will be the 64th year of this O’Reilly
Auto Parts sponsored event in Omaha, with tickets at the gate costing $18 for
adults and $6 for kids, or discounted tickets sold through O’Reilly coming out
to $16 for adults and $5 for children. Kids under five get in for free. There
will even be live music, guest appearances, and special events at World of
Nothing warms you up during a cold, Omaha winter like a pint of tasty beer and a delicious, warm meal. Thankfully both of these things are easy to come by during Omaha Beer Week, which takes place this year from February 15 to February 24. While you’re out enjoying special beer week events and drinking unique foamy beverages from local breweries and bars, be sure to practice safe, responsible driving habits.
The best way to enjoy the many events of the
Omaha Beer Week safely is to secure a designated driver for the night. Pick
someone you can trust to remain sober, and let them be your chauffeur. Having a
designated driver assigned ahead of time takes away any question as to who is
the most fit to drive. If you have to ask, chances are no on should be behind the
If, for some reason, your designated drive
falls through, you need to find another sober ride home. Many bars and
breweries are more than happy to call a cab for you so that you can get home
safely. You can also download rideshare apps ahead of time so that you can call
a car on your own.
Sedans are predominantly the major vehicle drivers go with in the US if they don’t drive a truck or SUV. But the five-door hatchback counterparts are growing in popularity and offer a wholly different driving experience. So where do you fit in the sedans vs. hatchbacks debate?
Sedan drivers love their vehicles because the market is so
vast and there are so many options in various sizes—from compact to large. Some
of these sedans have been around for decades and thus offer some peace of mind
in terms of reliability. Other drivers like sedans because they offer more
privacy with a locking trunk, whereas hatchbacks expose the contents of the
back of your car with major window.
However, hatchbacks are highly sought after because of their
superior resale value—partially because they are less common and thus harder
for used car buyers to find. Hatchbacks are also more practical with rear
folding seats that greatly improve the cargo area for luggage, groceries, and
sporting equipment. In most cases of a vehicle with a sedan and hatchback
variant, the hatchback boasts the superior cargo space. Hatchbacks are also
often considered more visually appealing, likely because they stand out more
easily in a sea of sedans on American roadways. If you like to make a bold
statement on the road, go with a hatchback.
The Omaha Community Playhouse continues its annual tradition with another fantastic run of A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella. Ticket pricing and availability depends on the day and time of the show, so visit the OCP website now and grab your tickets!
Featuring wealthy Ebenezer Scrooge, the unfortunate people who work for him, and a series of ghosts trying to make Scrooge a better person, A Christmas Carol reminds us to look beyond materialism and appreciate the true joy of Christmas: giving, kindness, and being with family.
The Omaha Community Playhouse’s production exemplifies the emphasis on community and altruism in the play, since every part of the play from costumes and the orchestra down to the cast dinner is being sponsored by a local business. Huber Chevrolet is proud to be part of a community so devoted to lifting up the arts and the people of Omaha.
Despite the spooky element of the ghosts, A Christmas Carol is suitable for all ages, and your whole family is sure to enjoy the elaborate costuming, eye-catching special effects, and brilliant performances by the OCP actors and orchestra musicians, all of whom are locals of Omaha and the surrounding area.
We here at Huber Chevrolet wish you and your family a happy holiday season.
Start the holiday season off right by attending Omaha’s most festive event. The Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony in Omaha will take place on Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 22, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is the perfect family activity to indulge in after a filling holiday meal.
The event will take place at Gene Leahy Mall, located at 1302 Farnam Street in Omaha. Arrive early to get a good view. Starting at 5:40 p.m., the event will host a special performance by a surprise guest. At 6 p.m., Mayor Jean Stothert will start the countdown to the lighting, all while the Jingle Bell Brass Band plays your favorite Christmas tunes.
When it’s time, the entire mall will light up with thousands of white lights. After the mall lights up, walk around and enjoy the glow with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and check out what some of the stores and restaurants are offering. The holiday lights will be aglow every night after the Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. through January 1.
Some of the Old Market restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving include 13th Street Coffee & Tea Company, Dubliner Pub, Liberty Tavern, and Ted & Walley’s Ice Cream.
Here at Huber Chevrolet, we wish you and your crew a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Fans of the Silverado family of trucks are anticipating Chevrolet’s introduction of the truck’s next generation. Totally redesigned for 2019, the Silverado is getting a new look, new technology, and new features, up to and including some recently-unveiled new towing technology. These towing systems will be put in place to make the process of towing and hauling safer and easier than ever before, adding an extra layer of innovative confidence to the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.
The myChevrolet app has been around for a few years. Now smartphone users and Silverado drivers can use the app to enhance their truck’s towing. You get a glossary of towing terminology, towing checklists, and a trailer lighting test at the tip of your fingers.
Among the new towing technologies is a system put in place to monitor whether or not the trailer is connected to the vehicle. If the trailer becomes detached, the truck’s horns and lights are activated, and users with an OnStar subscription will be notified.
An end-of-the-summer road trip is a great way to bring the whole family together. Whether you’re visiting landmarks in the region or traveling across the country, taking any one of the many cars, trucks, or SUVs in the Chevy lineup is bound to make your ride more enjoyable. Not only are Chevy models dependable, but they also come with state-of-the-art infotainment and safety, comfortable designs, and great fuel economy.
One of the best summer road trip destinations in Nebraska is Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. A replica of Stonehenge built out of old cars, Carhenge is a tribute to American automakers. Chevy sedans are great for short day trips like a drive to Carhenge, especially the Impala and Malibu. Both of these cars seat five people, and the Impala was named the “2017 Best Large Car for the Money” by US News, which means you get more value for your money.
Niobrara State Park
For those who love the outdoors, check out the Niobrara State Park. This scenic area is truly stunning, and you can easily find some of the best camping spots in the state hidden away in the hills over the river. Throw your camping gear in the back of the Chevy Colorado or Silverado 1500 and start your adventure. The Colorado TRD Pro, in particular, is perfect for off-road trails, and you’ll have plenty of space for equipment.
Gulf Of Mexico
You can head to the Gulf of Mexico for an extended summer trip. You can make it to Galveston, Texas—a vacation-destination island city—in about 16 hours, though you’ll need to plan for stops along the way. An SUV or crossover like the Tahoe is perfect for long trips. The Tahoe seats seven, it has smartphone connectivity, and there’s a standard rear vision camera to help prevent collisions while reversing.
To find your ideal summer road trip vehicle, be sure to stop into Huber Chevrolet in Omaha, NE.