In the Spotlight: Candice Youngman, Business Development Center & Customer Experience Manager
We are pleased to announce Candice Youngman as the Employee Spotlight this month. Candice is our Business Development Center & Customer Experience Manager here at Novato Chevrolet. Candice has been with our store since February 1st, 2017 and we are excited to have her on the team. She is often the first contact with customers shopping online and has a great attitude.
Her positive attitude is apparent and it's no surprise her favorite motto is 'Causing Excellence'. When asked what she is proudest of, she answers- 'Finding the gift in seemingly unfortunate situations essentially turning lemons into lemonade!'
When Candice isn't working she is spending time with her dog Hannah, hanging out with friends or enjoying a fancy spa. She also enjoys travel and dance. As far her local...
April 15 isn't that far away and with it comes taking stock of your available deductions. What you may not know is your car can save you money come tax-time. There are some common car-related tax deductions available. While some people fill out their tax return themselves, many go to Novato area professionals (such as an accountant) for help. Either way, be sure to gather your receipts and documents in preparation for that important meeting. Read on to learn what to discuss with your accountant or other tax professional.
If you use your car exclusively for business, you can deduct car expenses, according to the IRS website. This tax deduction applies if you own your own business, are a freelancer or entrepreneur. Car deductions are for a car, van, pickup or panel...
The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has great range of 200 miles from an electric battery and is priced less than the average new car. It's a great option for getting around town. A floor-mounted battery powers a 200-hp electric motor; in our testing, we recorded 96 MPGe and a 75-mph highway range of 190 miles. It rides well over rough roads and acceleration is great, launching the car to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The cabin has a 10.2-inch touchscreen and a driver-facing 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi are available.
From a beautifully sculpted exterior to its impressive performance, spacious interior and advanced technologies, Bolt EV has completely reinvented what an electric vehicle can be. Want proof? Bolt EV was named Motor Trend's 2017 Car of...
It's no secret the Chevrolet Silverado is among the most popular pickup trucks available, and the 2017 Silverado is no exception. Reliable and able to handle virtually any situation you put it in, this full-size pickup truly can do it all. Thanks to multiple bed configurations, stowage ability should never be a problem. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Efficiency is a must.
Choose between 285-hp 4.3-liter V-6, 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8 or 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8. If you want more power, you get it. If you want more fuel efficiency, the EcoTec 3 engine and Active Fuel Management make it so.
2. Make your truck game versatile.
With plenty of cabin space to go around - both front and back - you shouldn't have a problem relaxing. Choose between two-door, four-door and crew options....
The holiday season often includes driving to visit friends and family in the Novato area. It also means heavy road traffic and sometimes weather can throw a wrench into the most well-planned trip. Also, this year's low gas prices mean many people will probably choose to drive this holiday season so stay alert while driving and learn to spot and avoid hazards using these tips. These driving tips can help you motor with confidence this holiday season.
Use Defensive Driving Tips
Defensive driving means taking reasonable action to prevent a collision. But defensive driving starts before you even get on the road. Checking weather and road conditions in advance helps you plan a route and know what to expect along the way. It's also important to pack the car with basic supplies. A first...
Fall and winter driving means the sun sets earlier and glare from the sun can be an issue for San Francisco area drivers. Novato Chevrolet compiled these tips from wheels.ca website about staying safe while driving.
1. Look farther up the road and stay focused on your driving so you can know ahead of time when you may be turning to face directly into the sun. Think ahead and be ready.
2. Have good sunglasses at the ready. By this I mean within a seconds' reach and not stuffed away in the glove box, purse or sliding around the floor of the vehicle. Ideally, keep them on your head, ready to be swung down in a split second when needed.
3. Expect traffic to slow when you do head into the sun.
4. Be prepared to pull off the road in a safe place if you still can't see. Don't stop...
Fall weather can mean rainy days and cooler nights. Taking time to maintain your vehicle makes a huge difference and can prevent additional repairs down the road. Ever stepped on the gas and felt the tires spin?
It's definitely time for some TLC as October is Fall Car Care Month.
Special attention should be paid to the tread on your tires, especially for the gray, rainy days that often occur this time of year. Without sufficient tread depth, your vehicle can't properly grip the road. Under wet weather conditions, insufficient tread depth can cause a vehicle to hydroplane - skim over the surface of the road with little or no traction, which can lead to a crash. So check your tread. All you need is a Lincoln penny.
1. Insert Abe's head into the tread in a couple of spots on each...
Kids are precious cargo and Rudolph Chevrolet would like to share some general tips on how to keep your kids safe on the road. Common sense dictates children should ride secured in a car seat while in the vehicle. However, navigating the landscape of car seats and installation can be daunting. Good news, there are several online and local resources to help parents understand the do's and don'ts of car seats.
CarSafety.org is an excellent online resource to start with and offers a car seat buying guide in addition to many other tips and articles.
Parent Central has an interactive car seat selector to help you decide on the right car...
The Camaro legend was born Sept. 29, 1966 when GM introduced it's answer to Ford's popular Mustang. The Camaro was designed to bring the sports car driving experience to the average driver. The first Camaro went on sale in September 1966 with a base price of $2466. The base engine was a 230-cubic-inch (3.8-liter) straight-six rated at 140 gross horsepower. The option list was long and included four different small-block V-8s and two big-blocks. The top choice was the 375-hp, 396-cubic-inch (6.5-liter) L78 big-block.
The Camaro is all American Muscle and has been featured in several movies over the years. Here is a list for Camaro enthusiasts where the Camaro was featured. Whether a getaway car or a car -to- robot, the Camaro has made its mark on the silver screen.
Summer has arrived to Novato and there are plenty of fun activities the whole family can enjoy in the area. The beach, local shopping centers and museums. We think you would find the Space Station Museum interesting.
Space Station Museum
The Space Station Museum is a privately funded, volunteered staffed space exploration museum that is operated by the 501c3 non-profit corporation, "The W Foundation". TWF owns one of the largest private collections of U.S., Russian and Soviet space exploration artifacts. The organization has attracted legendary figures such as Apollo 12 Astronaut Dick Gordon, award-winning actor Bill Pullman and video game designer Will Wright to its Board of Advisors.
It is located in the Pacheco Plaza, a shopping center located in the upscale Ignacio...
Hitting the open road is one of summer's greatest pleasures. So buckle up, roll down the windows, and hit the gas—America awaits. Here are the 10 best, most adventure-packed road trips in the country as noted by Outside magazine.
Eureka, California, to Coos Bay, Oregon
Soak in the Pacific on this 250-mile trip from Eureka to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area—it's every bit as stunning as California's iconic Highway 1, but without the crowds.
Southern Colorado Loop
Bomb down epic singletrack, play in Class IV whitewater, and take in Colorado's famous 14,000-foot vistas on this 500-mile multisport tour of a lifetime.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, to Moab, Utah
Hit six classic national parks in a ten-day, 862-mile epic through the best canyons in the Southwest...
Car shopping means you have a decision to make once about financing the car if you aren't paying cash once you've picked out the vehicle you wish to drive home. Novato Chevrolet would like to shed some light in this post about the differences between buying vs leasing a vehicle. If you are financing your vehicle, leasing is one option. Let's look to see if leasing or buying makes the most sense for you. Below is a table that details some of the differences.
Benefits of Leasing a Car
Leasing a car is similar to financing the purchase of the car in many ways, but there are some key differences. You might be able to get more car for less money by leasing. That's because a car loan is based on the full price of a new car, while a lease is based on only a percentage of the car's price....