So last week, I blogged about using a coupon at DeNooyer Chevrolet to get some discounts on an air filter, a cabin filter and a new set of windshield wiper blades. Everything was fine … until I used the windshield wipers. The passenger wipers worked fine. The driver’s-side wipers, however – didn’t work correctly. The…Read More
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Sometimes it’s the small things that make your day. Right, DeNooyer Chevrolet?
I received this coupon in the mail – it offered discounts and rebates on various items for my 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”). Well, some new windshield wipers and a cabin filter and an air filter with discounts might be worth it – preventive maintenance and all, don’tcha know – so I scheduled an…Read More
So that’s what custom car mats look like.
So the mats finally arrived. Background. A month or so ago, I cashed in a ton of GM loyalty points on a set of branded floor mats. They would replace the stock rubber floor mats in my Chevrolet Volt, and would make my car look even nicer. It just took a while for them to…Read More
So I don’t have to wait until Easter after all??
Earlier this month, I cashed in the lion’s share of my General Motors loyalty points for a set of custom floor mats for my 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”). I ordered the mats, got confirmation that my order was received – and then 20 minutes later, was told that my order was backordered. Now…Read More
A Christmas gift for Lightning’s Girl … that may arrive by, oh, I don’t know … Easter?
Over the past five or six years, I’ve saved up every single General Motors loyalty point I could get. Bring the car in for a repair? Get some loyalty points. Pay for another six months of SiriusXM satellite radio? Get more loyalty points. Points points points points. Last year, when I thought I had enough…Read More
So THAT’s what ICE sounds like in the cold.
Winter is coming like a Ned Stark meme. And I have to drive somewhere. Okay, let’s get in the Chevrolet Volt and start her up. Now normally, when I start Lightning’s Girl, I get this weird Star Trek-y sound effect that sounds like a revved-up power source. This time, however, as I started the car,…Read More
Another new personal record – over 750 miles, over 100 miles per gallon!
My 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”) is a pretty incredible car. And one of its most incredible features is its fuel mileage consumption. I can run the car in essentially a 50-50 mode, using both battery and gasoline, for my travel. Gasoline for highway trips, battery for short trips. Yesterday, I achieved a milestone…Read More
It’s just a check engine light, Chuck. Just a check engine light.
Let’s start out with the positives. Lightning’s Girl (my 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier) may be the best car I’ve ever owned. It’s quiet, it’s comfortable, it handles like a charm and it’s a big middle finger to the petroleum companies. But then a little light popped on in my car. The check engine light. Oh…Read More
I stretched it to 500 miles. Wow.
I remember the good old days. The days of trying to fill my 1991 Pontiac 6000 and barely getting 20 miles per gallon out of it. So in preparation of my plans to drive to Central New York for the upcoming lunar eclipse, I checked my gas tank. 60 miles of fuel left. And I…Read More
Can I hit 1,000 miles?
As you can tell, I’ve been seriously fanboying my new-to-me 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier hybrid (“Lightning’s Girl”) for a few weeks now. And now comes my first ever challenge. I want to see how far I can travel between gasoline refills. So last Friday, after the car was fully charged with electricity and its fuel…Read More