Best Uses For Your Silverado This Fall

fall fun with your Silverado - Troy, AL

Pickup trucks are not only versatile work vehicles; they can be a lot of fun, too. Here are some ideas for fall fun with your Silverado.

Tailgating

Nothing goes together like a pickup truck and tailgating. There’s plenty of space to pack everything you’ll need in the bed, such as shade canopies, chairs, tables, coolers and, of course, a grill. Load it all up and head to the parking lot to relax and party with fellow fans.

Parades

Fall is the time for homecoming parades and pumpkin festivals, and local groups are always looking for pickup owners to volunteer to become a float base. Throw a bale of straw in the bed and give a couple of members of the homecoming court a ride around the football field.

Camping

Fall weather is ideal for camping, and your Silverado is the perfect wilderness companion. Grab your gear and head to the woods for some quality outdoor time before winter goes into full swing. You can even outfit your Silverado with a bed tent to avoid waking up in a soggy sleeping bag after a night on the ground.

Trunk or Treat

Many communities hold Trunk or Treat events in local parking lots or parks instead of or in addition to traditional door-to-door Trick or Treat. Decorate your Silverado like a haunted house and hand out treats to youngsters. With the sizeable bed to work with, you can do anything from a few corn stalks and pumpkins to inflatable creatures and sound effects.

All of us at Bill Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac want you to enjoy seasonal festivities in absolute safety. If your Silverado is due for any maintenance, make sure to set up an appointment with our service department so you can enjoy fall to its fullest.

Money-Saving Tips to Afford a New Car

Afford a new car - Troy, AL

If you’re concerned about being able to afford a new car, you can rest easy. Bill Jackson Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac has got your back with a few money-saving tips to help you get that new car off of the lot and into your garage in no time.

  • Make a list of must-have features and a separate list of would-like-to-have features.
  • Establish your “target price.” Once you’ve determined how much you’d like to spend, research a few makes and models online to see if this price is realistic. If you can get all of your “must-haves” within that price range, you’re good to go. If not, either your target price or your must-haves will need to be adjusted.
  • Plan to put at least 20% down on a new car. Making a larger down payment means you may need to save for a little bit longer in the beginning, but it will save you money in the long run.
  • Try to limit spending on unnecessary expenses. Consider eating out less frequently or temporarily switching from name brand to store brand products.
  • Establish a savings account. If your financial institution allows for it, you can create a separate savings account dedicated to your new car and have a certain percentage of your paychecks deposited automatically.
  • There are numerous “gig jobs” available today in everything from ride-sharing to dog-walking. Consider picking up a temporary side job to help you save up for that big down payment.

Purchasing a new car is a very exciting process as long as you’re well-prepared. Visit Bill Jackson Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac and have a member of our staff walk you through everything you need to know and help you set up a savings plan.