Chevrolet partnered with DoSomething.org recently to start the “Brake it Down” campaign, a project that aims to help young people learn to be better drivers. With educational resources and prizes in the form of scholarships, the “Brake it Down” campaign is geared towards educating beginner drivers to help them understand the importance of driving safety.
The two companies recruited “Gotham” star David Mazouz to help initiate and promote the campaign. Mazouz plays Batman, or Bruce Wayne, in the hit Fox television series. He filmed a short video to demonstrate the variety of bad drivers on the road. Mazouz also portrays distracting passengers, including those who talk too much or sing.
Until September 15, young drivers around the nation can take a Brake it Down quiz by texting “BRAKE” to the number 38383. This will help them learn about various driving habits, especially how you can more safely drive with friends in the car. For those who participate, they can be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship to help pay for school.
This is just one more way that Chevy gives back to the community. Contact us at Buff Whelan Chevrolet to learn more about the brand’s other charitable initiatives. We can also set you up with a test-drive of your favorite Chevy.
Winter weather can be beautiful, but it can also make it dangerous to travel on the road. To make sure you’re practicing the best bad-weather driving habits possible, we at Buff Whelan Chevrolet have put together a quick guide on how to drive your Chevy in the snow.
Don’t drive when you’re tired
Driving when tired can reduce your reaction time, so make sure you get plenty of rest before heading out the road – especially if the roads are covered in snow and ice.
Keep the tires properly inflated
Lower tire pressure means the tires’ treads don’t get traction as well as they should. Keep track of the tire pressure, and fill it up if it dips below your owner’s manual’s recommended levels.
Make sure your gas tank is at least half full
When the gas tank dips below a certain level, the gas line can freeze-up, which means your car won’t work. Keep it half full at all times to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Don’t use cruise control on slippery roads
Cruise control is great on long distance drives, but it doesn’t allow you the control you need when driving on slippery surfaces. This means you shouldn’t use it if there’s rain, ice, or snow out on the road.
Turn into a skid
Hopefully this doesn’t happen, but if you find yourself in a skid, make sure you steer in the direction that the rear of the vehicle is sliding – and don’t panic and over-correct. This will help the vehicle correct itself and get back on the road.
If you want a reliable, safe vehicle that you can operate in the winter, check out our selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs at Buff Whelan Chevrolet.