Winter is right around the corner, which means residents of Sour Lake, TX can expect some rainy commutes. These essentials are important additions to a winter emergency kit for your car and will help you stay safe on the road.
Blanket and extra warm clothes
For the most part, our winters in Sour Lake stay pretty warm, but sometimes night temperatures can drop low. If you’re stranded after dark and only wearing short sleeves from the daytime, you’ll be happy to have something warm while you wait for help.
Road flares or reflective triangles
It’s always good to have road flares or some type of warning signal in your car, in case you need to pull over for an emergency. This is even more important in the winter when it’s dark out early. Flares will help protect you in potentially rainy weather when slick roads could cause dangerous conditions for passing drivers.
Flashlight and extra batteries
With the earlier time of sunsets during winter, it’s good to keep a flashlight in your vehicle. Even if you have one built into your smartphone, this will ensure that you have some illumination if your phone’s battery dies and your vehicle breaks down at night.
With all the winter rain, you can expect to have a dirty windshield for the next few months. Keep some windshield cleaner in your winter emergency kit, and this way you’ll always have what you need to ensure clear visibility.
For more winter maintenance tips, contact us at Sour Lake Chevrolet. And remember to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment to ensure that your travels are as safe as they are fun during the cooler months.
Want to explore Sour Lake while you’re stuck at home? It’s easier than you’d think.
Research Regional History
Who needs a museum when you can learn all about Sour Lake’s history online? Sure, being able to view and interact with exhibits is cool, but ultimately everything that happened in the past also happened right where you are now. Sour Lake’s official historical association is a good place to start doing your research.
Virtual Tours & Videos
If you do like the experience of going to a museum, you don’t have to give that up either. Many local educational activities like going to the zoo or the museum offer either virtual tours on their websites or videos on their social media pages. For example, the Bertha Terry Cornwell Museum has an entire photo album of the exhibits, and the nearby Beaumont Children’s Museum has been posting pictures and live videos on their Facebook page.
Getting takeout? Sample the local fare by ordering from a local small business in your community rather than a chain. For example, did you know Vautrot’s Cajun Cuisine is making special batches of food for delivery and curbside pickup? Do your research and you’ll be sure to find local restaurants to support and enjoy.
Stay safe and healthy while keeping busy in Sour Lake, Texas. And remember to call us here at Sour Lake Chevrolet for any automotive needs you have this summer.
Summer is the best time to get out of the house and have some fun! Here are our recommendations for some outdoor summer activities in the Sour Lake, Texas area.
Fourth of July Celebrations
Nothing says summer more than celebrating Independence Day with big fireworks and delicious food. Events like the Texas Bud Heat Wave 5 Mile Run and the Beaumont Fourth of July Celebration give you the opportunity to get outside, get active, or just kick back and enjoy some freedom.
If you want something you can do any day of the week, Sour Lake offers plenty of nearby opportunities for outdoor recreation. Go hiking or fishing at Village Creek State Park or any of the many parks and local nature preserves in the area. Campsites are everywhere, whether you want to use a tent, RV, or cabin. You can even head to Coastal Paddler for a day out in a canoe or kayak.
Whether you have a Chevy truck that can go off-road, an ATV, or a dirt bike, Sour Lake is located near a number of off-roading parks, especially once you get closer to the Houston area. Be sure to stick to the park rules and stay safe!
Our team at Sour Lake Chevrolet loves to explore our area and have as much fun as possible during the summertime. Give us a visit and let us know what your recommendations are.
Have you ever wondered how far your Chevrolet can take you on a single tank of gas? Using EPA estimates and the fuel tank capacity, we can figure it out the maximum distance for most models.
So, how far can your Chevrolet go on a tank of gas?
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu earns up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg with a conventional engine*. The standard Malibu features a 15.8-gallon fuel tank. If we use the combined fuel economy, the Chevrolet Malibu can take you just over 505 miles.
The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 49 city/43 highway/46 combined mpg*. The hybrid model features a 13-gallon fuel tank. Using the combined mpg rating, we can calculate the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid can travel just shy of 600 miles on a single tank.
2019 Chevrolet Equinox
The base 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is rated for an EPA-estimated 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg*. A standard 14.9-gallon fuel tank means the Chevrolet Equinox can travel up to 417 miles on a tank of gas.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The base 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 earns up to an EPA-estimated 16 city/21 highway when equipped with the 4.3-liter V6 engine and two-wheel drive*. It comes equipped with a 24-gallon fuel tank. That means the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can go anywhere from 384 miles to 504 miles on a tank of gas.
For a vehicle that will get you farther for far less, consider one of the many Chevy models available at Sour Lake Chevrolet.