Chevy Silverado Trail Boss Commercial Feat. Walter the Cat

2022 Chevy Silverado Trail Boss | Crivitz, WI

The Chevy Silverado Trail Boss is ready to hit the road, and Walter the Cat has returned for a new ad campaign to help spread the word. Here’s a look at the new truck — and the cute kitty that stars in the commercial.

Walter returns

First introduced in an ad spot during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Walter’s whole gimmick is that he’s a cat that acts like a dog. In the new 60-second spot, the tenacious tabby pulls a sled with a team of huskies, chases a mailman, and rescues a skier buried in snow. But his adorably impressive feats pale in comparison to the capable Chevy Silverado Trail Boss.

Meet the Trail Boss

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is off-road-ready right from the factory. It boasts a fully boxed frame built from high-strength steel, along with underbody skid plates and an automatic locking rear differential. On top of that, it boasts a two-speed Autotrac Transfer Case and multiple four-wheel-drive modes, so you can drive confidently on the toughest trails. It’s high-tech, too — it comes standard with a 13.4-inch diagonal Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System, complete with wireless smartphone connectivity and Google Built-In

If you’re looking for an adventure-ready, capable pickup truck, consider the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss, available at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

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As winter disappears in the rearview mirror, you’re probably feeling a sense of relief that you no longer have to worry about icy and snowy roads in Crivitz, Wisconsin. However, spring driving brings its own safety challenges, especially when it’s rainy out. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re driving in a downpour.

Turn off your cruise control

When it’s raining or the roads are wet, don’t use cruise control. If it’s switched on and you lose traction in slick conditions, you won’t be able to respond quickly by taking your foot off the accelerator.

Turn on your lights

A simple rule to follow: If you need to turn on your windshield wipers, you also need to turn on your lights. This way, it’ll be easier for other vehicles to see you coming even when visibility is limited.

Don’t hesitate to pull over or turn back

Have a hard time seeing the road ahead in a downpour? Pullover to a safe spot and wait it out (and be sure to turn on your emergency blinkers if you’re on the side of the road). And if you encounter a stretch of road that’s flooded or close to it, don’t risk your life or your vehicle — turn around and take a different route.

The change in seasons is a great time to schedule service at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz. We’ll rotate your tires, check your lights, and make sure your vehicle is in great shape to take on rainy weather.

Here’s When You Should Use Your Vehicle’s Hazard Lights

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Your vehicle’s hazard lights are an important tool for emergencies. If you need to pull over to the side of the road, these lights will help maintain safe conditions by alerting other drivers to your presence. However, there are certain situations where you shouldn’t use hazard lights. Here’s a guide to using them properly in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

When to Use Hazard Lights

When your vehicle is disabled on the side of the road: If you need to pull over to the side of the road because you were involved in a collision, your vehicle breaks down, or you have a flat or punctured tire, activate your hazard lights so you’re visible to everyone in the area.

When you get pulled over: If a police vehicle turns on its flashing lights and signals for you to pull over, comply as soon as it’s safely possible. You can turn on your hazard lights to communicate to the officer that you are pulling over as they’ve ordered.

When Not to Use Hazard Lights

While driving: In general, don’t use your hazard lights while driving. Activating them makes it difficult for other drivers to tell when you’re using your turn signals. If there’s heavy snow or rain, use your regular lights or get off the road instead of turning on your hazards.

While parking illegally: First of all, don’t illegally park at all, even if you’re just running in for a quick errand. And definitely don’t turn on your flashing hazard lights to make it look like you belong there.

Have questions about your vehicle’s lights, how you should use them, and whether they’re working properly? The service department here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz is here to help!

2023 Chevy Silverado EV to Debut at CES 2022

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The CES 2022 conference, taking place Jan. 5-8 next year in Las Vegas, will see the reveal of the new 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV. The reveal will take place during General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s keynote speech, during which she’ll finally give more details on the elusive electric pickup.

Chevrolet has been tight-lipped about the upcoming Silverado EV, but there are a few things we know. The Silverado EV is built on the new Ultium Platform, which includes a modular battery pack that can be stacked in multiple directions to perfectly fit an individual vehicle. Per GM, Ultium also allows for incredible driving range, potentially up to 400 miles on a single charge.

We know the Silverado EV will offer available Four-Wheel Steer. Four-Wheel Steer is perfect for off-roading or driving in any tight spaces, allowing the driver to turn all four wheels at once for an incredibly tight turn radius. This feature even improves stability and handling at higher speeds, Chevy says.

Chevy has also teased the available fixed-glass roof, an industry first in the pickup segment. The fixed-glass roof will make for my headroom, improve visibility, and will make the cab feel brighter and more spacious. The expansive roof covers the front and backseat of the Silverado EV.

Stay tuned to the Frank Porth Chevrolet blog as we wait for more news on the exciting new 2023 Silverado EV.

4 Things About the 2021 Silverado 1500 That We’re Grateful For

2021 Silverado 1500 in Pine Forest

During this Thanksgiving season, we all begin to think about all the things we are thankful for. Of course, we are thankful for our families, our friends, our health, and our lives, we can also appreciate the things we have. In this case, we are thankful for the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Here are a few reasons why.

Duramax® engine

If you are looking for strong diesel power, the Silverado 1500 is available with the Duramax® 3.0-liter turbo-diesel. It delivers 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It is available on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims.

15 available camera views

To help you monitor your trailer and navigate through tricky spaces, the Silverado 1500 is available with up to 15 camera views. These cameras can help with hitching, parking, and driving. There is even the innovative transparent trailer view that lets you “see through” your trailer as you drive.


All Silverado models come standard with the Durabed bed. This bed offers class-leading cargo volume in all three sizes. It comes with a high-strength-steel construction along with 12 standard tie-downs.

Multi-Flex Tailgate

One of the newest features on the Silverado is the available Multi-Flex Tailgate. This tailgate folds into six distinct positions to give you more options for how you use the truck bed and tailgate areas, whether you’re prepping food for a tailgate party or need easier access to your camping gear.

Experience all that the 2021 Silverado 1500 has to offer when you test-drive one here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

Tips to Stay Safe on Fall Drives in Wisconsin

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Driving in the fall has its hazards, but if you know what to expect and how to avoid those hazards, you’ll have a safe and accident-free season in your Chevy vehicle. Follow these safety tips during your fall drives in Wisconsin.

1: Check your tires

A drop in temperature can shrink the air in your tires, so check the pressure and add air if needed. It’s also a good time to check the tread. You need more traction during the colder months here in Wisconsin, due to the amount of rain and snow we get. If the tread is low, it’s time for new tires.

2: Clean your headlights

Headlights can get foggy over time, putting out less light. As the days get shorter and night comes sooner, you want as much light as you can get. Give your headlights a good scrub to boost the illumination they deliver and improve visibility.

3: Avoid high beams in fog

Using your high beams when driving through fog actually reduces your visibility, because the light reflects off the fog particles. So, use your regular headlights when navigating through foggy weather conditions.

4: Be careful of animals

You’re more likely to hit an animal during the fall than any time of year, thanks to lower visibility due to fall’s fewer hours of daylight. It’s also the season that critters tend to be out looking for a mate or stocking up on food for the winter. Keep your speed low and keep an eye out for deer and other wildlife that might be crossing the road.

5: Drive slow on leaves

The trees are rapidly shedding their leaves onto the roads, and leaves can make the road seriously slippery. If you’re driving on a leafy street, go slowly to avoid skidding.

Bring your Chevrolet in for service this fall here at Frank Porth Chevrolet. We’ll help prep your vehicle for colder weather so you can rest assured that it functions safely and smoothly during Wisconsin’s colder season.

2022 Silverado Limited To Be Released

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Chevrolet had plans to give the 2022 Silverado 1500 a thorough refresh. The global microchip shortage has since delayed those plans. However, the refreshed truck is still in the works. In the meantime, Chevrolet is releasing a Silverado Limited model for the 2022 model year.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited model will be available in Crivitz, Wisconsin later this year. General Motors also indicated that 2022 would be a “shortened model year.” This may mean the refreshed Silverado will be a 2023 model. Here is what you can expect from this Limited model.

The most notable changes to the Silverado 1500 Limited are in the engine lineup. For starters, the base Work Truck model will now come standard with the 2.7-liter Turbo engine while the previously standard  4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6 has been deleted entirely from the lineup.

The 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine will now come standard on the RST Crew Cab. In addition, this engine will be available as an option on the Work Truck model. Finally, the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel I6 is an option on the LT Trail Boss trim.

Once the refreshed Silverado 1500 officially drops, it will come with the updated exterior styling, an overhauled cabin, a larger infotainment screen, and a new gear selector layout. Test-drive it when it arrives on our lot here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz. And in the meantime, stop by to take one of the Silverado trucks in our inventory for a whirl. 

GM and Shell Partner for a Greener Future

2022 Bolt EV | Crivitz, WI

As electric technology continues to improve, more and more drivers are making the switch to electric. To help make it even easier, GM has partnered with Shell to increase access to renewable energy sources for many EV owners.

This partnership will start in Texas. This summer, Texas residents who own a GM-branded EV will be eligible to charge their EVs for free overnight. The one stipulation is that it must be between midnight and 5 am when electricity demand is at its lowest.

This is just the first step in GM’s partnership with Shell. In addition to the free charging incentive, GM and Shell are planning to make it easier for GM owners to choose renewable energy. Owners of GM EVs like the Chevrolet Bolt EV will be able to choose home energy plans with fixed rates from energy sources like solar and wind.

Along with this partnership, GM’s electric future is looking bright. The company has plans to become carbon neutral by 2040 in both its operations and products. This includes releasing 30 new electric vehicles by 2025.

If you are looking for an EV in Crivitz, Wisconsin, Frank Porth Chevrolet can help. We will help you find the Chevrolet Bolt EV so you can go green with your driving.

2022 Equinox Gets Swanky Styling | Crivitz, WI

2022 Chevrolet Equinox | Crivitz, WI

The Chevrolet Equinox is one of the bestselling vehicles in America and it’s only getting better for 2022. Chief among this model year’s updates are styling revisions that make the Equinox more stylish than ever. Chevrolet has also tweaked the 2022 Equinox’s trim structure, which should make it easier for customers to get the model with the features they want.

Trim structure changes

In the past, the entry-level Equinox was the Equinox L. That model has been eliminated from the lineup, with the LS taking over as the base model. The L was meant to be a budget-friendly pick, but its lack of driver-assist features meant that most people upgraded to the LS anyway. But the best part? The 2022 Chevrolet Equinox LS starts at $600 less than the 2021 Equinox LS, giving you even more value than before.

New styling and tech

If you put the 2021 and 2022 Chevrolet Equinox side by side, the first thing you might notice is the styling updates. Both the front and rear end have a new look including a new grille design, new bumpers, and more striking LED headlights. Additionally, every Equinox now comes with a standard 7-inch touch screen, a redesigned dashboard, automatic high beams, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and Teen Driver functionality.

The Chevy Equinox was already a top pick for families and the 2022 model seems to be doing everything right to hold on to that distinction. Get a closer look at it at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

What You Should Do After Buying a Used Car | Crivitz, WI

after buying a used car | Crivitz, WI

Congratulations on your pre-owned car purchase from Frank Porth Chevrolet! We are so excited to be part of your car ownership journey. Before you embrace the open road, though, there are several things you need to accomplish. Here is a rundown of what to do after buying a used car.

Buy insurance

Insurance is a must as a car owner. The right policy will help protect you and your vehicle if it is stolen, in an accident, vandalized, or damaged from a weather-related event.

Gather paperwork

The title and bill of sale are two important pieces of paperwork. The former should state your vehicle’s mileage, and the bill of sale features the name of the seller and buyer as well as the purchase price of the vehicle. It serves as your receipt.

Temporary tags

Typically, you will have approximately 30 days to register your vehicle and purchase plates at your local license bureau. Until then, you can drive with the temporary tags from the dealership.

Proper registration

You’ll need permanent plates and proper registration to drive legally, so you’ll need to make time for the Department of Motor Vehicles. You’ll need to pay required fees and present proof of insurance, title, and loan paperwork, if applicable.

Maintenance, too, is an essential part of owning a car. For all your vehicle maintenance needs, contact Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: LT Trail Boss Premium Package

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Crivitz, WI

It’s hard to narrow down everything that makes the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 so great because there’s just so much to consider. But the choice is definitely one of the upsides, whether it’s the wide range of engines, variety of trim levels, or unique special edition packages. If you’re looking at a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for your next truck, you’ll now have yet another new option: the LT Trail Boss Premium Package.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss is known for its off-road prowess. Thanks to the Z71 Off-Road Package, a standard 2-inch factory suspension lift, and Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® mud-terrain tires, the LT Trail Boss has what it takes to get down and dirty with you on your next weekend adventure.

Chevrolet takes that already impressive truck and makes it even more of a can’t-miss with the newly available Premium Package. Among the add-ons you get with the Silverado LT Trail Boss Premium Package are the segment-first power-up/-down tailgate, the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8-inch touch screen, leather-appointed seating, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

With so many options across the lineup, there’s bound to be a Chevrolet Silverado for you at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin. Check out our selection online and get in touch with us if you’d like to get the pickup truck of your dreams.

Best Hiking Trails Near Crivitz, WI to Check Out This Spring

Hiking Trails Near Crivitz, WI | Frank Porth Chevy

We’ve finally made it past the frigid winter temperatures, which means it is time to emerge from your home like a blossom unfurling on a magnolia tree to enjoy the gifts springtime has to offer. If you’re looking for some outdoor fun this spring, drive your Chevy to one of the exciting hiking trails near Crivitz, WI.

Peshtigo River State Forest: This state forest, located in Marinette County, has an abundance of different activities for the entire family to enjoy, including over 3,000 acres of water and 9,200 acres of forest to explore. Peshtigo River State Forest has a variety of walking trails like the five-mile Spring Rapids Trail with gorgeous views of the Peshtigo River.

Twin Lakes State Park: Not only does this picturesque state park have a beautiful beach for swimming and two fully-stocked lakes for fishing, it includes multi-use trails that permit biking, walking, and horseback riding. Equip your Silverado or Colorado with one of Chevy’s available hitch kits so you can enjoy a relaxing trail ride atop your equine pal.

Governor Thompson State Park: This park has over a dozen miles of trails perfect for hiking enthusiasts. After your hike, load up your Chevy’s roof racks with your kayak or canoe to explore the 6.5 miles of shoreline along Caldron Falls Flowage.

It is simple to equip your Chevy with outdoor-ready accessories to enjoy the many parks near Crivitz, WI. Call us here at Frank Porth Chevrolet for more ideas on how you can customize your ride.

Chevy Unrolls MyWay Service

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Shopping for your next vehicle has never been easier than it is with the new Chevrolet MyWay service. MyWay is a virtual showroom that lets you explore the current lineup of Chevy models from the comfort of your own home before you head to the dealership to make your purchase.

Chevrolet MyWay is different than just exploring the Chevy website. The service allows customers to login, book an online appointment, and then receive a guided tour of whichever Chevy vehicle they desire. During the tour, a Chevy specialist will show you around the model, and answer any questions you may have about the design or features. For your comfort and privacy, the Chevy MyWay tours feature a one-way video, where you can see the guide, but they can’t see you.

Chevy MyWay takes its services a step further by including virtual product presentations, product reveals, and seminars about the auto industry. It’s a convenient new way to learn about the newest Chevy models directly from an expert, without leaving your home in Crivitz, WI.

After you’ve browsed the showroom and talked to the experts, pay a quick visit to Frank Porth Chevrolet to lease or purchase your dream Chevy vehicle. We’ll help match you with the right ride to suit your lifestyle and needs.

3 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Get Your Car Ready for Spring | Crivitz, WI

As exciting as the warmer weather of spring can be, it can also present some new challenges for your car and your commute. Here are three tips to get your car ready for spring here in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

Clean your car

While you’re waiting for milder weather to arrive, take your car for a wash. This will remove any salt and grime that has accumulated on your vehicle during the winter and help prevent rust on the undercarriage.

Check the tire pressure

Constantly changing temperatures can do a real number on tire pressure. To keep your tires working as effectively and efficiently as possible, be sure to constantly check your tire pressure and inflate them when needed.

Test your car’s battery

Cold weather is rough on every component of your car, especially on the battery. So, make sure to test your battery to make sure it has enough life in it to keep your car functioning smoothly this spring. If it has been a while since you last changed this part, it’s probably time to do so.

No matter whether you’re anticipating spring day trips or longer road trips, Frank Porth Chevrolet will be happy to give your car a seasonal checkup. Call us today to schedule a service appointment.

Take Your Chevy to These Outdoor Destinations in Wisconsin

Outdoor Destinations | Crivitz, WI

Why stay indoors all winter when there are so many beautiful outdoor destinations in Wisconsin to enjoy? These are some of our favorite outdoor places in the area — each perfect for a day trip in your Chevy vehicle. Live like you mean it and visit any of these incredible locations.

Peninsula State Park

With 3,775 acres to explore and miles of hiking and biking trails, Peninsula State Park is a Wisconsin gem. There are dozens of gorgeous views — of both land and water — that are beautiful in any season, and there will be many wildlife watching opportunities.

Irvine Park

Irvine Park is a fun destination for families, with its small, free zoo and a nice trail that leads to an overlook of the dam. This area also offers a scenic drive that you can enjoy from the comfort of your vehicle.

Rotary Botanical Gardens

Even in winter, Rotary Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to visit for families as well as couples. There are 26 different garden styles, and every December the garden puts on a gorgeous Holiday lights show.

Witches Gulch

This marvelous canyon is part of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area and is only accessible by a boat tour. Wisconsin Dells may be known for its waterparks, but this adventurous, outdoor outing is good fun in any season.

Ready to head out and explore? If your Chevy needs some quick maintenance done, stop by and see us at Frank Porth Chevrolet before your next adventure.

Save On Your Vehicle Expenses Next Year with these Maintenance Tips

Curb Your Car Expenses | Crivitz, WI

Whether you’re saving up for a new home or you want to help your nest egg grow, you may be looking for ways to curb your expenses in 2021. Fortunately, there are several ways to do this that involve your car’s maintenance.

Keep Up with Scheduled Maintenance

It can be easy to lose track of the maintenance calendar for your vehicle. But if you keep up with the regularly scheduled maintenance for your car, truck, or SUV, you can save money in the long run by addressing small issues before they become larger, more costly issues.

Change Vehicle Filters

Your vehicle’s air filters can become some of the most overlooked components. Changing these filters on a regular basis can help your car perform more efficiently, saving you money on fuel, and provide a cleaner cabin and engine bay.

Check the Tires

Tires are among the most important, and unfortunately most vulnerable, components of your vehicle. Having under-inflated tires or over-inflated tires can affect efficiency, so you want to be sure the PSI for each tire is at the optimal level throughout the New Year. If you haven’t changed your tires in several years, now might be a good time to consider purchasing a new set.

Feel free to reach out to our maintenance team here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, Wisconsin, for even more helpful maintenance tips to start the New Year off right.

New 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Boasts Improved Towing

2020 Silverado 1500 Towing | Crivitz, WI

For the 2021 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is back — and it’s better than ever before. Not only does this model come with a new Multi-Flex Tailgate and a revamped design, but it also has enhanced trailering features and capabilities. The 2021 Silverado 1500 is a truly versatile truck that more safely and easily tows heavier loads than the outgoing model year.

Features include a new jack-knife alert system, which ensures that the truck and trailer are safely aligned, as well as an upgraded cargo bed view so you can easily monitor the payload behind you. Another new alert system provides you with a view beside and behind your trailer whenever the turn signal is on, which allows you to monitor potential obstacles or vehicles more easily before you change lanes.

The Silverado 1500 also comes with improved towing capabilities. For examples, the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine option has up to 9,600 pounds of maximum towing capacity when you opt for the regular cab/long box version. The 3.0-liter Duramax® turbodiesel engine also upgrades its towing capacity, letting you trailer an impressive 9,500 pounds.

What else is new on the 2021 Silverado 1500? This model year has new assist guidelines to make parking easier, while a trailer-angle indicator pairs with the rear trailer view to simplify reversing. There’s nothing quite like the new Chevy Silverado 1500. Experience it for yourself at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, WI.

Chevy Tahoe and Traverse Rival Minivan Accommodations

2021 Chevy Tahoe | Crivitz, WI

Minivans are a popular choice when it comes to family-friendly transportation. But three-row SUVs are another smart choice for modern families. According to U.S. News & World Report, the Chevy Tahoe and Traverse are two of the Best Three-Row SUVs to Buy If You Don’t Want a Minivan.

The 2020 Tahoe made the publication’s list because it’s incredibly dependable. So dependable, in fact, that it earned a perfect predicted reliability rating.

And it can seat up to nine people when the seats are upright and offer a maximum cargo volume of 94.7 cubic feet when the back rows are collapsed. That makes it a spacious choice if you have a large family that needs all that space.

The Traverse was recognized by U.S. News & World Report because of its great cabin technology. It includes a standard Wi-Fi hot spot and an available rear-seat entertainment system that rivals similar systems on minivans.

It also comes with plenty of space with seating for up to eight people. With all of the tech features, like Bluetooth® audio streaming and an optional Bose® sound system, it’s easy to keep everyone entertained and your kids quieter on long trips.

Celebrate the Tahoe and Traverse’s minivan-like amenities when you test-drive each here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, WI.

XFE Fuel Economy Package Adds Efficiency to the Chevy Silverado

2020 Silverado 1500 Fuel Economy | Crivitz, WI

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a bit different from other vehicles in its class with regards to fuel economy. A diesel engine option helps this model secure its status as the most efficient vehicle in its class. And Chevrolet is introducing the XFE Fuel Economy Package to help the Silverado receive better fuel economy even without the diesel engine option.

Chief among these features for the package is a premium soft roll-up tonneau cover. This cover does a great job protecting any tools and supplies, while also minimizing drag, making the Silverado 1500 more aerodynamic and efficient. The package also includes all-season blackwall tires.

When equipped with the XFE Fuel Economy Package and the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 gasoline engine, the Silverado is capable of achieving an estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined. Even with this added efficiency, the EcoTec3 engine can produce up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.

For a more efficient pickup truck option, consider adding the XFE Fuel Economy Package to the next Silverado 1500 you purchase here at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz. We can also help you decide on other packages and add-ons to customize your truck just the way you like it.  

Why Teens May Be Hesitant to Drive

Why Teens May be Hesitant to Drive | Crivitz, WI

Learning to drive is considered a rite of passage for American teenagers. However, not every teen is excited to get behind the wheel. Here are a few reasons why teens may be hesitant to drive.

Bad On-Road Experience

Even the most skilled driver will have a negative on-road experience at some point during their lifetime of driving. But, if a teen driver has this bad on-road experience early on when they’re learning to drive, it can leave them nervous about driving. Having a vehicle equipped with advanced safety features like the Teen Driver technology that comes on Chevrolet vehicles is a great way to boost their confidence behind the wheel.

Environmental Consciousness

Your teen might have an altruistic reason for not wanting to drive, such as being environmentally conscious. If they live in a city where public transportation is readily available, they might not even need to drive around as much.

Hesitant to Grow Up

Some psychologists suggest that a hesitant teen driver may avoid driving due to a reluctance to move onto the next stage of their adolescence. After all, driving is a big responsibility. If you think your teen is hesitant to get behind the wheel for this reason, it’s important to talk with them and address their concerns.

On the other hand, if your teen is excited to get their driver’s license, then you should consider reinforcing their enthusiasm by purchasing a new or used car for them here at Frank Porth Chevrolet.

Whether your teen is reluctant to drive or excited about it, remember to contact us at Frank Porth Chevrolet for your young driver’s automotive needs. Whether you’re helping them shop for their first car or need to schedule a service appointment for their vehicle, we’re here to support you and your teen in this new phase.

U.S. News Praises the Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 for Towing Capability

2020 Chevrolet Colorado | Crivitz, WI

The 2020 Chevy Colorado and 2020 Silverado 1500 have been named to the U.S. News and World Report’s 13 Best Trucks for Towing list. The editors based their decision on the engines, transmissions, and towing packages in the two popular Chevy trucks.

Big Strength in a Small Package

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado easily maneuvers through city traffic while still offering noteworthy towing power. Choose the 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with the six-speed automatic transmission and towing package to get a towing capability of 7,700 pounds. This combination is available on the Colorado’s LT trim.

Best-in-Class Towing

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 came in top of the list for light-duty trucks. The 6.2-liter V8 engine combined with the 10-speed automatic transmission delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque for a best-in-class capacity of 13,400 pounds. Add four-wheel drive, 20-inch wheels and the Max Trailering package for the ultimate towing experience. The Silverado also boasts 15 camera views to optimize visibility. This makes it much easier to hitching up a trailer and monitor what you’re pulling during the tow.

Celebrate the Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 trucks’ newest accolades when you stop by Frank Porth Chevrolet to test-drive these models. We’ll help match you with the right model and configuration to suit your preferences and needs.

Strategies for Working From Home With Kids

Working from Home | Crivitz, WI

Most of the country continues to shelter at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19, and the lucky ones are able to work from home. Working from home can be challenging on its own, and when you add a house full of kids to the mix it becomes even more difficult to navigate. These tips can help make the situation a bit less stressful for everyone.

Communicate needs

Talk to both your employer and your family about what you will need during this time. Explain to your kids that even though you’re home, you’re still at work. Then, let your employer and coworkers know that you’ll be working from home with kids, and that there will be occasional interruptions.

Arrange virtual playdates

When you really need to be uninterrupted for a period of time, consider establishing virtual playdates for your children. Arrange a video call with grandparents, friends, or a favorite babysitter. Although it’s not the same as an in-person engagement, kids can still have fun and stay occupied reading books, singing songs, or playing games with their guardian through the video.

Increase screen time

Many parents are wary of letting their kids sit in front of a screen for too many hours a day. But if you’re comfortable with giving your kids more screen time, it can be a helpful way to keep them engaged while you’re working from home during this unprecedented time. Make sure to spend time doing hands-on activities together when your work is over and take breaks throughout the day to check in on them and let them know you care.

Frank Porth Chevrolet wishes you and yours a productive and pleasant summer. Remember to call us for any questions you have about car care or to set up a maintenance checkup for your vehicle.

Fun Games to Play at Home with the Kids

Fun Games | Crivitz, WI

While you’re stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to not only keep yourself entertained but also to prevent your kids from feeling bored. If you’re looking for something new to pass the time, try out these fun games with your kids.

Touch-and-feel box

In recent years, a popular trend on YouTube and late-night television shows has been to place an item in a box and have another person guess the item by using just their hands to feel it. You can try this fun game at home by simply cutting a hole in the side of a shoebox and then placing different items in there. Your children can then take turns placing a hand in the hole, feeling the item, and guessing what it is.

Indoor bowling

If your family is missing your local bowling alley, you can try bowling at home during the pandemic. In a long hallway or an open living room, you can line up 10 water bottles at one end and make a starting line at the other end, using duct tape or a ruler. You and your kids can then bowl with a medium-sized ball.


If you haven’t broken out the puzzles already, it’s worth taking out your favorites or buying some new ones. Your children can put together a kid-friendly puzzle, while you occupy your time with a more difficult puzzle.

Frank Porth Chevrolet hopes your family enjoys playing these games. If you need a new family-hauler in Crivitz, Wisconsin, call us to learn about our available options.

Meet the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Chevrolet Equinox | Crivitz, WI

The venerable Chevrolet Equinox is getting a nice upgrade next year, adding a powerful new look, a sporty new RS trim, and more amenities for the high-end Premier trim.

Set to launch in 2021, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox brings in the popular RS trim as a new option for folks who love to show their sporty side. The all-new Chevy Equinox RS sports a gloss black grille with a red RS badge and black bowtie, stealthy black side rails, and mighty 19-inch Dark Android wheels. That sense of style carries over to the inside where you’ll find sharp red contrast stitching throughout the black upholstered interior and a sporty RS shift knob.

At the top of the range, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox Premier gets shimmering new 19-inch machine-faced wheels to complement bright LED headlamps and taillamps and the chrome inserts in its gloss black grille. Also new for the Equinox Premier is a logo projection liftgate, high black gloss finish on the center console, and subtle French stitching that takes the feeling of luxury up another notch.

No matter what trim you select, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox boasts a bold, redesigned face that includes an aggressive grille, revamped front fascia, and slim LED headlamps. The handsome-looking 2022 Equinox will arrive at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz, WI, next year; stay tuned for more details.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Rolls off the Line

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Crivitz, WI

The first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the line in early February of this year. Manufactured at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky, the 2020 Corvette has been one of the most anticipated vehicles on the market. With a distinct mid-engine design and exceptional performance, this is one sports car any auto enthusiast can enjoy.

This eighth-generation Stingray is the first ever to offer a mid-engine design, which includes an all-new LT2 V8 engine that’s available through the rear hatch window. There’s a hardtop convertible design to let you enjoy the open air, while redesigned seats are ideal for the track and road. The 2020 Corvette generates 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is the most powerful production Stingray in history.

“The long wait is finally over, and the new mid-engine Chevy Corvette is as good as we could have imagined. So good, in fact, that it earned a 2020 10Best award right out of the gate,” said Car and Driver’s Michael Simari. “The eighth-generation Corvette now boasts an engine behind the passenger cabin, just like the best from Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren but at many thousands of dollars less.”

Other features include a special Z51 Package, which has larger brakes, eLSD lighting, a front splitter, and special performance tires, among other things. There’s also available Magnetic Ride Control™ 4.0, while a unique performance data recorder is great for those who want to capture acceleration speed, braking, gear choice, and more information.

For more information about the 2020 Corvette, contact us at Frank Porth. Or stop by to browse our current inventory of Corvettes in person.

Chevy Reserves Trail Boss Trim for Truck Models

Trail Boss | Chevy Silverado | Frank Porth Chevrolet

For a while, GM has been undecided whether or not they would extend the Chevrolet Trail Boss trim to their line of SUVs and heavy-duty pickups. For now, at least, the Silverado 1500 will continue to be the only Chevy to carry the Trail Boss brand name.

The Silverado 1500 Trail Boss edition is an off-road beast, coming standard equipped with the same off-road features as the Z71 Off-Road package, including hill descent control and Rancho shocks. Also included is a 2-inch suspension lift, 18-inch Mud Terrain Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® tires, and other premium off-roading features.

Though the Trail Boss trim may not be making its way into the SUV market for now, the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban will offer a Z71 trim. These models will include 20-inch wheels, upgraded tires, and available features such as Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive suspension. The Z71 trim includes a front skid plate, red tow hooks, and black on black chrome exterior accents. As expected in an off-road vehicle, four-wheel drive will come standard, with a two-speed transfer case for ultimate traction and control.

As far as Chevy’s HD series of pickups go, no HD Trail Boss is in the works, but the Silverado HD Z71 Sport debuted at the 2019 SEMA show and is slated for production in 2021.

Experience the Trail Boss trim and Chevy’s other truck variations when you stop by Frank Porth Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right rugged model to suit your outdoorsy lifestyle.

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine's Day Date Ideas | Crivitz, WI

We all know that one person who waits until Feb. 13 to begin their Valentine’s Day shopping and date preparations. All we can say is don’t be that person; your partner will thank you for it. Here are five great Valentine’s Day date ideas for you and your sweetheart.

Bonfire picnic

Kindle some logs and rekindle the romance when you pack a picnic and enjoy some tasty food you’re your beloved near the warmth of a bonfire. And the frigid winter temperatures here in Wisconsin, your lover will have no choice but to cuddle up next to you for extra warmth.

Ice skating

Hone your skills on the ice rink when you take your significant other ice skating on Feb. 14. It’s a great way to release endorphins while holding hands and chatting the night away.

Dinner and a movie

If you and your partner are movie buffs, why not take the traditional “dinner and a movie” date to the next level? Establish a theme night dinner and movie; for instance, if your lover and yourself decide on a Martin Scorcese gangster movie night, make some homemade Italian pasta and pour some red wine to accompany it. 

Concert to your lover’s favorite band

If your beloved is a musician or music aficionado, take them to a live show of their favorite band or musician. The ambiance of the concert venue and dynamic experience of the performance will help make the holiday a bit sweeter for your favorite person.   

Frank Porth Chevrolet wishes you and your significant other a Happy Valentine’s Day. Remember to call us for any seasonal service appointments as we ride out the rest of winter here in Crivitz, WI.

3 New Year’s Events near Crivitz, WI

New Year's Events | Crivitz, WI

Ring in 2020 properly with one of these festive New Year’s events near Crivitz, WI.

Eagle Waters NYE 2020

Take a little New Year’s Eve holiday north for a visit to the beautiful Eagle Lake Park and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Eagle Waters Resort is hosting its merry Eagle Waters NYE 2020 party. All-inclusive tickets get you access to an open bar, dinner-style apps, a photo booth, and fun games, prizes, and dancing.

Rolling Thunder: a Tribute to AC/DC

If classic rock is your number one idea of a good time, then this is the New Year’s celebration for you. Rolling Thunder brings the music of AC/DC to life with an energetic tribute show at Equity Hall & Bar in Pound, WI. Tickets are $25 per person and include snacks and party favors at midnight to help welcome the New Year with pizzazz.

NYE Pawty: The Barking 20s!

End 2019 in style, all while supporting animals in need via the Humane Society of Marathon County. This party takes place at the Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center in Rothschild. The theme is Barking 20’s, and there will be plenty of ways to pass the last hours of the year with dancing, raffles, a photo booth, and games. All funds go straight to HSMC.

For more new year’s event suggestions, call us here at Frank Porth Chevrolet. Or call us to schedule a service appointment for your Chevy — We’re here to help ensure your safe travels in 2020.

How to Find the Right Tires for Your Chevy

Find the Right Tires for Your Chevy | Crivitz, WI

For many, tires are something to think about only in the event of a spare. But tires are one of the most important components of any vehicle. At Frank Porth Chevrolet, we can help you find the right tires for your Chevy. Whether you live in Crivitz, Octono Falls, Menominee, or Marinette, stop by to browse our diverse selection of new tires.

Tires for the seasons

All-Season Tires

Despite what the name implies, all-season tires aren’t necessarily the best choice for all weather conditions. Rather, all-season tires strike a middle ground an offer adequate performance in cold and hot weather.


Summer tires deliver optimal performance in hot, wet weather. While they don’t work as well in cold conditions, they can’t be beaten for summer driving.


Winter tires are made of special rubber than keep them pliable when the temperature drops below freezing, making them the best choice for driving in cold weather and snow.



Performance tires have a high-speed rating and special rubber compounds that offer optimal grip in fairly stable conditions.


If you plan on taking your vehicle off-road, special off-road tires might be the best option. Off-road tires feature wide and deep tread for enhanced traction in mud, though they tend to wear down quickly on normal roads.


Finally, it’s important to consider warranty protection when shopping for new tires. At Frank Porth Chevrolet, we offer excellent warranty coverage on new tires so you can drive with confidence.

Contact us here at Frank Porth Chevrolet to set up a service appointment to install the tires of your choice. We’re here to make sure your travels are as safe as they are enjoyable.

What Should You Bring When Buying a Car?

Documents to Bring When You're Buying a Car | Crivitz, WI
Business meeting-buying cars dealership

Frank Porth Chevrolet is intent upon making the purchase process a breeze for our customers, which is why we’ve prepared a handy guide on what documents to bring when you’re buying a car.

Driver’s License: Believe it or not, a driver’s license is an important artifact to bring to the dealership when you’re trying to purchase a vehicle to drive off the lot. This not only serves as verification of your legal status as a driver but helps confirm your identity as well.

Car Insurance: We want to make sure your investment is protected, which is why we ask that you bring proof of insurance with you to the dealership. More importantly, it’s the law.

Title & Registration for Trade-In: If you intend to trade in your vehicle, it is vital to bring in a valid title and registration. Otherwise, we won’t be able to accept your trade-in. Additionally, if you have an active lien on the car, make sure to bring in your account number.

Supporting Rebate Documents: If you want to take advantage of Chevrolet’s many discounts (such as First Responder, Military, and Educator), you’ll need to make sure you bring in documents that prove your eligibility.

Payment: Don’t forget to bring in cash or a check if you want to make a down payment on your vehicle.

Still have questions about what to bring? Your sales associates at Frank Porth Chevy are ready to answer any questions.

Order a 2020 Corvette Before It’s Sold Out

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Crivitz, WI
Order your 2020 Corvette before they’re sold out!

Within just a few months, it seems the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is nearly sold out. The redesigned C8 model features a mid-engine layout and it seems buyers are clamoring to be a part of this new generation. If you want to be a part of it, too, you need to order a 2020 Corvette soon.

Chevrolet builds the Corvette at its Bowling Green factory in Kentucky. To prepare for the new Corvette model, Chevrolet added about 400 jobs, invested $439 million on a new paint shop, and spent $290 million on technology upgrades.

In talking with Autoblog, GM design chief, Michael Simcoe, said, “I think the orders have already hit the first year of production numbers. It’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon.”

In addition to its groundbreaking mid-engine design, the 2020 Corvette will feature a driver-focused cockpit that will give you an immersive driving experience. You can choose from a variety of contoured sports seats to give you the support you need.

Under the hood, the 2020 Corvette will come standard with a 6.2-liter LT2 V8 rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This engine will have a top speed of 194 mph.

For more exciting news about the 2020 Corvette, contact us at Frank Porth Chevrolet.

Celebrate Fall at Oktoberfest in Crivitz

Woman celebrating at Oktoberfest

There’s something about Oktoberfest celebrations that people love. Whether it’s good food, good beer, the traditional German decorations, or just spending some time in the crisp fall air with people you love, Oktoberfest has long been a fun event in many cities across the country. Oktoberfest in Crivitz is no different.

Festival Schedule

In Crivitz, Wisconsin, we celebrate Oktoberfest all day. On September 14, we’ll be tapping the keg at 11 a.m. — then keep up the party all day until 11 p.m. Sponsored by Witt’s Piggly Wiggly and Pelkin’s Smokey Meats, you’re pretty much guaranteed tons of delicious food to go with a day of festivities.

Oktoberfest in Crivitz will be held at Crivitz Community Veterans Park. Admission is free, and all proceeds from the event will go towards funding the local fire department.

Festival Activities

There will be activities and contests for both kids and adults, including things like bouncy houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and three live musical acts. Of course, there will always be plenty of beer and wine to go with the food.

Oktoberfest in Crivitz will be an engaging event for the whole community. Take your family out for a day of fun and entertainment. We here at Frank Porth Chevrolet hope to see you there. And feel free to contact us if you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you to and from this autumnal festival.

5 Family Friendly Adventures Near Crivitz, WI

Resch Falls at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
Resch Falls at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo Credit: Rauglothgor

Looking for family-friendly activities in the Crivitz, Wisconsin area? Here are just five of our favorite local sites to explore.  

New Zoo & Adventure Park

Featuring six habitats from the wilds of Africa to the local species of Wisconsin, the New Zoo offers family fun with up close animal encounters. Fun behind-the-scenes events like feeding the giraffes or penguins are available, or register for one of the Summer Zoo Camps. The connected Adventure Park offers high-flying feats like a ropes course, zip line, and climbing wall.

Lumberjack Steam Train

Over in Laona is a real, working vintage 1916 steam train. Travel back in time in authentic passenger cars or cabooses as the engine pulls you to Camp 5, an 1800s logging site. There you’ll be able to browse the museum, blacksmith shop, petting zoo, and restaurant.

Death’s Door Maritime Museum

Located on the tip of a peninsula, the Gills Rock fishing town houses a fascinating museum of lake history. Death’s Door Museum features Hope, an authentic 45-foot tug boat dating from 1930. Check out the shipwreck exhibit and see artifacts dredged up from Lake Michigan’s dangerous passage, Death’s Door. And don’t forget to try out the augmented reality app to get interactive information as you explore.

Bay Beach Amusement Park

For classic amusement park fun, head to Bay Beach. Rides like bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, and the Zippin Pippin roller coaster border the shore of Green Bay.

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

For a fun, free time out in nature, head to the wildlife sanctuary to peruse 600 acres of natural wonderland. Come see rescued baby animals, hike the trails, or take part in catch-and-release fishing.

Stop by Frank Porth Chevrolet if you’re in need of a new Chevy to transport you to and from these dynamic destinations near Crivitz.

Fourth of July

Join us Thursday July 4th at 11 a.m for the Crivitz Fourth of July Parade. We’ll be throwing over 100#s of candy to the kids and kids at heart. The village of Crivitz will be having their 4th of July celebration all day long with fireworks at dusk.

Happy Independence Day From Frank Porth Chevrolet!

What other plans do you have while you are here for the week? Will you go and enjoy a first rate water ski show with the Crivitz Ski Cats? Maybe you’ll go up to the cabin, light a nice bon-fire and make some Smores with the kids. I wonder if the fish will be biting this week on Noquabay? Whatever you do, be safe, have fun and enjoy the day!

Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing is June 25

Golf green in Crivitz, Wisconsin

Are you looking for a way to help out those in need? A brand new event in Crivitz is offering an opportunity to give to the community while enjoying a beautiful day of golf.

The Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing will take place on June 25, 2019 at Hunters Glen Golf Course in Crivitz. This first-ever charity event will feature a four-person scramble, and things kick off right at 9:30 a.m. In addition to the main game, attendees can enjoy other games, raffles, snacks, and refreshments.

Cost of entering the Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing is $300 per team, and all proceeds will go to the Crivitz Food Pantry. Participants can also donate non-perishable food items, and for every said item donated, attendees will receive one ticket entered into a raffle to win a 50-inch television.

The big-screen TV isn’t the only prize being offered at the Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing. The event has two main sponsors, Farmers Merchants Bank and Trust and Frank Porth Chevrolet. We’re proud to be a part of this event, and glad to be able to donate a Chevy Trax as a hole-in-one prize. In addition to the Chevy Trax from Frank Porth Chevrolet, Witts Piggly Wiggly has donated a lawn and garden tractor as a prize as well.

The Crivitz 1st Annual Food Pantry Golf Outing is sure to be a fun time, and the team at Frank Porth Chevrolet is honored to be a sponsor.