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.

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.

Puzzles

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.

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.

What Should You Bring When Buying a Car?

Documents to Bring When You're Buying a Car | Crivitz, WI
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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.