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Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire, CT. New Chevys and Used Cars, Auto Service and Body Work. Serving Meriden, Southington, Waterbury & Bristol.

Richard Chevrolet of Cheshire, CT is an industry leader in Connecticut as we strive to continuously advance our dealership and the services we provide. Whether you are stopping in for simple routine maintenance or looking to buy a new Chevrolet we are your one stop for all of your auto needs.

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We have been family owned and operated since our beginning in 1975. Since then we have grown to become one of the largest dealerships in New England. It is our commitment to our customers and their loyalty that has allowed us to expand and improve our business. We are not just a Chevrolet dealership; we are an Oil Change and Service Center, Body Shop, Parts Supplier, as well as a source for auto loans. We have helped customers all over Connecticut, including Meriden, Southington, Waterbury, and Bristol.

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Richard Chevrolet Military Appreciation Discount Program

We are giving back to those who give so much with special Military Discounts on New Chevy vehicles at Richard Chevrolet. Take advantage of our Military Appreciation Program if you are a member of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard or Coast Guard. Eligible members of the military can save with Preferred Price, as this special discount offers great incentives on select New Chevys. Purchase or Lease your New Chevy from Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire with our great program price.

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At Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire, CT we realize that you, our customers, are our best form of advertising. As a result, we have developed the Referral Club, a rewards program created as a thank you for sharing your positive experiences and recommending us to others. We wish to provide the same high level of service to any family and friends that you refer to us. Our gift to you for your loyalty and referral is cash from us. Make sure to ask your salesperson about our referral program.

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Learn about our specials at Richard Chevrolet and view our current vehicle advertisements. We work hard to offer you the best deals available on new Cars, Trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Take advantage of our existing incentives and discounts at our Cheshire, CT Dealership. Save at with us and get into the vehicle that fits your driving needs. See our advertisements page to find out what our newest offers are and visit us today!

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Visit Richard Chevrolet for New & Used Cars, Auto Service or Collision in Cheshire. Serving Southington, New Britain, Watertown, Hamden, Meriden, New Haven and all of Connecticut.

Richard Chevrolet has been providing Cheshire and our neighboring Connecticut communities with a great selection of New Chevys and Used Cars since 1975. Over the years we have grown and advanced to become a leader in our area for dealership services. Our goal is to provide the best experience from sales to service and everything in between. Our sales and service teams strive for a high level of customer satisfaction and are here to help you throughout the life of your vehicle. We offer all of the automotive services you need with the experience you are looking for at our body shop, service center, parts warehouse, sales and financing department.

We are your local Chevrolet Dealership providing an exceptional inventory and knowledgeable staff to help you. It is our goal to provide our customers with the best dealership experience, from our friendly team members to our wide variety of services. Our dealership is proud to offer New and Used Cars as well as Certified Service to areas such as Cheshire, Southington, New Britain, Watertown, Hamden, Meriden and New Haven. Richard Chevrolet is easy to get to from just about anywhere in Connecticut. We're only 3 minutes from Route 84 and 2 minutes from Route 691.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in New Haven, CT - 09/15/2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in New Haven, CT

CHESHIRE, Conn. – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is approaching but we just couldn't wait to kick off our fight! Richard Chevrolet is excited to participate in the Making Strides of New Haven, CT Breast Cancer Walk and we want to make sure that we do everything we can to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients everywhere!

The New Haven, CT Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk takes place at Lighthouse Park on October 19th at Noon. We want to invite all of our local community members, businesses, friends and family to join Richard Chevrolet in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in New Haven, CT by showing your support any way you can! You can help save lives by donating to our team here, join us for the walk, or create your own team! Whichever option works for you, we just want you to be inspired to make a difference!

Together we can fight this fight and work towards are world where there is no cancer so we encourage you to support the fight! We feel strongly about supporting our community and as your New Haven Area Chevrolet Dealership, we are here to help! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Richard Chevrolet Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Cold Hard Cash - 09/11/2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. – By now we're sure you know about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Well, it may have taken us a little longer to complete our ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but when Richard Chevrolet was nominated we knew we had to put our own twist on it. So, after brainstorming and figuring out how we were going to pull this off without anyone finding out, Richard Chevrolet took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with cold hard cash!

WATCH as Richard Chevrolet takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with $1,000 Cold Hard Cash to support ALS, Cheshire's Lights of Hope, and Angelman Syndrome! We wanted to support ALS, but we also wanted to give back to our community which is why we decided to donate some of the money to Cheshire's Lights of Hope and Angelman Syndrome as well.


As you know, part of the challenge is to nominate 3-5 other people to take it too. Instead, we want to challenge ALL OF YOU to give back to your community in any way you can, whether it be in a big way or a tiny deed. The holidays are approaching, so let's all do our part to make our communities a better place to be!

Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Chevrolet Announces Z71 Package for Tahoe & Suburban - 09/09/2014

Chevrolet Announces Z71 Package for Tahoe & Suburban

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban were an instant hit when they launched earlier this year, and the automaker isn't about to let that momentum fizzle out. Building on the SUV's early success, Chevrolet just announced a Z71 package for the Tahoe & Suburban which will incorporate impressive new features and variants that customers want to see!

Unfortunately, that's about all that the automaker said. Chevrolet announced a Z71 package for the Tahoe & Suburban will be available soon, but details and production timing are still unknown. What we do know is that the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2015 Chevrolet Suburban will come available with three attractive new features even without the Z71 package – OnStar 4G LTE, wireless phone charging capability, and hands-free liftgate.

Based off what Chevy has done with the Silverado, it is rumored that the new Z71 package could include a hill descent control feature, a locking rear differential, underbody cladding, all-terrain tires, recovery tow hooks, and Rancho shocks for better off-road performance. We will have to wait until further details are released later in September to know for sure.

But, if you want to experience everything the new 2015 Tahoe and Suburban have to offer, stop by our Chevrolet Dealership serving Southington, CTRichard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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2015 Chevy Colorado Is Fuel Economy Leader - 09/05/2014

2015 Chevy Colorado Is Fuel Economy Leader

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The hype surrounding Chevrolet's new midsize truck continues to build and we've got some great news to celebrate! According to new EPA estimates, the 2015 Chevy Colorado is a fuel economy leader in the midsize truck segment! Which means, you don't have to spend a lot to pay less at the pump while enjoying a capable, fun-to-drive truck.

This week, the EPA released fuel economy estimates for the new midsize Colorado revealing that the 2015 Colorado offers segment-leading fuel economy for V6 pickup trucks with automatic transmissions – a 3-5 mpg advantage over competitors to be exact! The 2WD Colorado midsize truck with a 3.6L gasoline V6 engine is estimated to offer 26 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city for a combined fuel economy estimate of 21 mpg. The 4x4 models isn't far behind either, estimated to offer 24 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg in the city for a combined 20 mpg.

With the first Chevrolet Colorado models expected to arrive this fall, it won't be long before you'll be able to get your hands on one! So, if you're in need of a truck that offers capability and fuel efficiency, but just can't justify owning a full size pickup, then the new 2015 Chevy Colorado is calling your name!

We'll let you know when the new Chevrolet trucks arrive so you can come take one for a spin at our Waterbury Area Chevrolet Dealership! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Richard Chevrolet GM Recall Center - 09/03/2014

Richard Chevrolet GM Recall Center

CHESHIRE, Conn. – With new headlines everyday about vehicle recalls, are you left feeling overwhelmed and not quite sure where to go from there? No need to stress. We are here to help with our new Richard Chevrolet GM Recall Center!

Not sure if your vehicle has been recalled or not? No problem. Just visit the Richard Chevrolet GM Recall Center to enter your vehicle's information and we will be able to look up the recalls on your vehicle (if any), find out when the needed parts will be available, and then set up and appointment that works with your schedule to get you back on the road safely! Both your safety and time are extremely important to us so we created our new online recall center to service you better.

If your vehicle has been recalled, it's important to get it serviced right away, and with our new recall center, we can find out exactly when the parts needed to correct the problem will be available so that we can get you back on the road as soon as possible. So whether you vehicle's recall is a minor issue or major problem, we are here to help you sort out all the details as quick as possible at our Bristol Area Chevrolet Dealership!

Or, if you'd prefer to invest in a brand new vehicle with top of the line safety features, we can help with our wide selection of New Chevrolet Cars and New Chevrolet Trucks. Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Labor Day Weekend Travel Forecast & Tips - 08/28/2014

Labor Day Weekend Travel Forecast & Tips

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The holiday weekend is just about here, and some of you may even be kicking it off today. Whether you are sticking around town or getting away, one thing is for sure, be prepared for backups! In their annual Labor Day Travel Forecast, AAA estimated 35 million people will be hitting the road this weekend thanks to cheaper gas prices and an earlier Labor Day. But don't let the congestion wreak havoc on your travel plans! Keep these Tips for the Labor Day Weekend Travel Forecast in mind and it will be smooth sailing!

Tips for Labor Day Weekend's Travel Forecast

-If you're going with the flow and haven't made hotel accommodations yet, it's probably best to get than done as soon as possible so you don't end up at your destination without a place to stay. The good news is that you may even be able to some money thanks to last minute deals.

- Give yourself extra time! We cannot stress this one enough. With so many people expected to be traveling by car, plane, and train this weekend it's more important than ever to allow yourself extra time for backups, traffic, weather, security, and unexpected delays. By giving yourself extra time, you can avoid becoming stressed out when the delays do occur.

-Making copies of any important documents is a great idea for any trip. If anything were to happen while you are away from home, having copies of important documents like your drivers license/passport, credit cards, etc., can be extremely helpful.

-Practicing safe driving is also crucial to a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. The roads will be way more congested than normal so by staying aware of your surroundings and practicing defensive driving, you can help to prevent any dangerous situations on the road. Also, don't forget to get enough sleep and pack some snacks so that you can stay alert behind the wheel.

-NEVER EVER drink and drive. Even the smallest amount of alcohol can be dangerous when you get behind the wheel. And while you're at it keep an eye out for family and friends to make sure they don't drink and drive either.

-Once you arrive at your destination, don't forget to keep everyone's safety in mind. Food safety, water safety, and sun safety are all important to remember when everyone is gathered for a fun extended weekend!

So pack your bags and keep these tips in mind for a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! If you need help getting your car ready for the drive, stop by our service center and we will make sure you are taken care of! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Back to School Lunch Ideas - 08/25/2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. – It's a bittersweet week for all the moms and dads out there. While part of us is jumping for joy that the kids are heading back to school, the other part is sad to see the long, fun-filled summer days go. And the thought of packing lunches that will actually get eaten everyday...Anyone else with us? So we took to our trusty Pinterest page to search out a few creative, yet simple, Back to School Lunch Ideas that will hopefully make this school year a breeze!

Back to School Lunch Ideas
Kids love lunchables, so why not stick with that theme to create lunches that your little one will love to open up everyday. That's exactly what these first three ideas do mixing sides like fruits, veggies, and trailmix with a more filling main dish like a sandwich, cheese/meat/crackers, or a waffle you made in advance. 

Back to School Lunch Ideas

A great option for mixing up lunchtime are these tortilla pinwheels, which are super easy to roll up and are equally as fun to eat since you can just pop them in your mouth!

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Is your child a fan of uncrustables? Skip all the chemicals and artificial ingredients by making your own homemade uncrustables in just a few minutes. You can even make a bunch and then throw them in the freezer for when you're in a rush!

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Of course, you can't forget a sweet treat for your sweetie. If you're trying to avoid loading on the sugar, then these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect solution to keeping your little one energized for the whole day!

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Now that you've got lunch handled, if you're looking for a new family vehicle to get the kids to and from school and all of their activities, we can help! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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2013 Chevrolet Vehicles Aggressively Priced at Richard Chevrolet - 08/22/2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Time flies when you're having fun! We can't believe this summer is coming to an end and 2015 will be here before we know it. Among all the exciting times that new seasons and years bring, we cannot wait for all of the new model year vehicles to arrive! Shocking, right? However, we still have some 2013 models in our inventory! We need to make room on our lot, so all of Richard Chevrolet's 2013 Models will be aggressively priced until they are gone!

We can't even believe how great the offers on these remaining models are! Among all of the aggressively priced 2013 Chevrolet vehicles at Richard Chevrolet, take a look at the massive savings on these picks!

2013 Chevrolet Volt
Right now, you can take advantage of up to $10,000 OFF this fuel efficient hatchback that will save you money in the long run too! Who doesn't want 101 mpg?! Stock #: 13039S

2013 Chevrolet Vehicles Aggressively Priced at Richard Chevrolet

This Tahoe LTZ is loaded with all the bells and whistles you could want in an SUV and trust us, you cannot beat the price with up to $8,250 available in discounts at Richard Chevrolet! Stock #: 13504

2013 Chevrolet Vehicles Aggressively Priced at Richard Chevrolet

If you're looking for performance, but aren't so interested in the performance price tag, then this discounted Camaro has your name all over it! Don't miss out on the savings available on this Victory Red Camaro! Stock #: 13104

2013 Chevrolet Vehicles Aggressively Priced at Richard Chevrolet

Or, if you're looking for a 2014 model, we are lowering the prices on our 2014 Chevy inventory as well! Whatever you are looking for in a vehicle, we are here to help you find it at your Southington Area Chevrolet Dealer! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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KBB.com Names 2014 Chevy Impala Most Comfortable Car Under $30,000 - 08/19/2014

KBB.com Names 2014 Chevy Impala Most Comfortable Car Under $30,000

CHESHIRE, Conn. – If you've been inside the redesigned 2014 Chevy Impala, you know that it has crushed every stereotype it may have earned in its previous life. The impressive sedan has earned multiple awards since its debut, and most recently KBB.com named the 2014 Chevy Impala the Most Comfortable Car Under $30,000 for the car's added space, luxury experience, and comfort on all levels!

The new and improved Impala has drastically improved its stance as a comfortable and affordable American sedan. Now it offers a modern style and improved quality that is recognizable in a quieter ride! A stronger body structure and new use of technologies like triple-sealed doors, available active-noise canceling technology and acoustic foam baffles all create a quieter passenger environment. KBB.com named the 2014 Chevy Impala the Most Comfortable Car Under $30,000 for its overall ambiance as well. Comfort is central to the firm, premium bolstered seats, thin A-pillars, and low instrument panel which enhances outward visibility and allows for the sedan's six-window "greenhouse" to surround passengers with natural light.

We just so happen to agree with Kelley Blue Book's selection for the most comfortable car under $30,000, but come see for yourself if you agree at our Meriden Area Chevrolet DealerRichard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Four Chevrolet Vehicles Candidates for 2015 Truck/Utility of The Year - 08/14/2014

Four Chevrolet Vehicles Candidates for 2015 Truck/Utility of The Year

CHESHIRE, Conn. – It's hard to believe that it's already been seven months since Chevrolet won both the North American Car AND Truck of the Year at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, but the 2015 show will be here before you know it and in preparation, the candidates for the 2015 Car & Truck/Utility of the Year have been announced, including four Chevy vehicles!

This year, 29 trucks/utilities have been named candidates for the Truck/Utility of the year. At the Detroit Auto Show in January we will find out which one takes the cake and we are hoping it's a Chevy because four Chevrolet vehicles are candidates for the 2015 Truck/Utility of the Year! The Chevrolet Colorado, Suburban, Tahoe, and Trax were all named to the 2015 candidates list and we hope one of them follows in the tracks of the Silverado, winning the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

The 50 journalists that make up the NACTOY will begin voting in December which will narrow the candidates to three finalists in mid-December. Then the next announcement to come will be the winner of the of the coveted award at the 2015 North American International Auto Show! Fingers crossed!

Judge for yourself if these trucks and utility vehicles have what it takes to win by visiting us at our Meriden Area Chevrolet Dealership! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Chevy Sonic Makes KBB.com's 10 Best Back to School Cars of 2014 - 08/12/2014

Chevy Sonic Makes KBB.com's 10 Best Back to School Cars of 2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. – It's almost time to head back to school which means your student will soon be hitting the road to continue their education. As a parent, you worry that they are safe while they are away and Chevrolet can help put your mind to rest since the Chevy Sonic was named one of Kelley Blue Book's 10 Best Back to School Cars of 2014!

The last thing you want to think about is your son or daughter breaking down while they are away at school, so make sure they head off in a reliable vehicle that they can count on. For the third year in a row, the Chevy Sonic made KBB.com's 10 Best Back to School Cars of 2014 and your while you will love this subcompact car for it's safety features – 10 standard airbags and available advanced safety package including forward collision alert and lane departure warning – your student will love the Sonic for its features, style, personality, and affordability!

Plus, for the 2015 model year, this fuel efficient subcompact car will be available with OnStar's new 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and Siri Eyes Free integration among countless other features that any teen would love. The best part is that Chevrolet has developed these features to improve your in-car experience while keeping you safer.

So if your young driver is heading back to school soon, we can help you make sure they are protected from anything life might throw at them! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Chevrolet Announced 2015 Colorado Pricing - 08/06/2014

Chevrolet Announced 2015 Colorado Pricing

CHESHIRE, Conn. – We've been anticipating its arrival and now Chevy's new mid-size pickup truck is closer than ever! The truck will hit the streets this fall and to prepare for its debut, Chevrolet just announced pricing for the 2015 Colorado, starting at $20,995! Get ready for the value, capability, and versatility that is the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado!

It's hard to believe that Chevrolet announced the 2015 Colorado pricing starts at just $20,995 and soon you be able to take advantage of all that the new mid-size truck has to offer! What exactly will that get you? The extended-cab base model will come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, power windows, rear-vision camera with dynamic guide lines, locking tailgate, and a 200-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that features direct fuel injection and continuous variable valve timing for strong midrange torque.

Plus, you can always add on any of the Colorado's additional options depending on your needs or wants. Choose from a 305-horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing, a 6-speed automatic transmission, 4G LTE with a built-in WiFi hotspot, Forward Collision Alert or Lane Departure Warning. Chevrolet has also introduced a new comprehensive organization solution available on the 2015 Colorado called the GearOn™ accessory system, which can be utilized to transport bikes, paddle boards and other equipment!

All that's left to do is decide if you'd prefer the extended-cab with a 6-foot box or the crew-cab with a 5- or 6-foot box for your Chevy Colorado! In just a few more weeks these new Chevrolet trucks will begin to arrive on our lot, so make sure to come see you Southington Area Chevrolet Dealer to get yours! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014 - 08/04/2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. – It's hard to believe that it is already August, and that means it is the season for last minute summer activities and vacations! If you kicked off the season with a long list of books that you wanted to read, and are just now realizing that summer has flown by, we've got you covered! Make the most of the next few weeks of sunshine by picking one of Amazon's 10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014! Or, if you've read a great book this summer that we should read, share it with us in the comments!

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

The One & Only  - Emily Giffin

A small town Texas girl must suddenly face some facts of life in this smart novel about the choices women make.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014


And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
From Lahore to Paris and places in between, the master of the modern middle eastern epic is at the top of his form.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014


The Matchmaker - Elin Hilderbrand
A classic beach read about a woman who knows what's best for everyone around her -- except for herself.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

One Plus One - Jojo Moyes
A very smart take on the "opposites atract" theme, with real wit and understanding of social class and the real world.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

I Am Pilgrim - Terry Hayes
Screenwriter Terry (Road Warrior, Dead Calm) Hayes’s first novel is a furious race from New York to the middle east to save the world.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

All Fall Down - Jennifer Weiner
On the outside, she’s got it all: money, a beautiful family, and a nice house. But an addiction to prescription pills could erase the lovely picture.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery - Robert Kolker
A true-crime whodunit about five online escorts found murdered and strewn across Long Island.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

The Blessings - Elise Juska
A quietly moving novel about an Irish American family in Philadelphia.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

The Vacationers - Emma Straub
Family has issues and problems. Family goes on vacation together. Issues and problems surface. Enough said.

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The modern classic. Two sick kids have a very emotionally healthy relationship that's neither obvious nor cloying.



10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014

If you need a new vehicle to get you to and from the beach or pool the rest of this summer, visit our Southington Area Chevrolet Dealership and we will make sure your experience is one for the books! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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How To Unlock Your Car From Your Smartphone with OnStar - 08/01/2014

How To Unlock Your Car From Your Smartphone with OnStar

CHESHIRE, Conn. – It's one of those moments that stops you dead in your tracks and no matter how hard you rack your brain, you just can't seem to remember...Did I lock the car? In the past, you'd have to make the journey alllll the way back to the car to check, but now with OnStar you can lock your car from your smartphone with a simple click.

With the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app you can use your smartphone to lock your vehicle from almost anywhere in the world! All you have to do is download the mobile app, and then when that moment hits you when you can't remember if you locked your Chevy, just click the app and then click lock. Just. Like. That. Amazing, right?

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Stop by our Cheshire Area Chevrolet Dealer to check out the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, or any other Chevy vehicle to begin taking advantage of all the convenient features OnStar has to offer! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Simple Road Trip Snack Ideas - 07/30/2014

Simple Road Trip Snack Ideas
CHESHIRE, Conn. – It's the time of year for family road trips and while they seem like a good idea in theory, it's not long before you start to hear "I'm hungryyyy!" or "Are we there yet?" Unfortunately we can't help you get to your destination any faster, but we can help you keep hunger at bay with our Simple Road Trip Snack Ideas!

The days and hours leading up to a family vacation can be pure chaos, are we right? So rather than stressing about what you and the kids are going to eat on the road (don't fall into the junk food trap!), keep things simple by making sure your road trip snacks are tasty, healthy, easily fit into a cooler, won't make a mess, and can be eaten without dishes or utensils! You'll thank us later when everyone's energy levels stay stable and their bellies are full!

Simple Road Trip Snack Ideas

Fruits & Veggies
These are the ultimate in healthy on the go snacks! If you have time, you can chop up for favorites and divide them into personal size plastic bags – melon, pineapple, peppers, cucumbers, etc. Or, if you're in a rush, grab nature's personal sized options like apples, bananas, pears, cherry tomatoes, or baby carrots! You could even bring along some peanut butter or hummus for dipping.

Packaged Snacks
If crunchy snacks are more your speed, there are plenty of healthy options out there that will fill you up without a sugar rush – granola bars, crackers, cereal, pretzels, trail mix, dried fruit, string cheese, etc. However, definitely make sure you read the nutrition label first so don't get tricked into thinking a snack is healthy when it may not be.

Sandwiches
Want to avoid eating out on the road? Pre-made sandwiches or wraps are a great option. You can keep it basic with whole wheat bread and nut butter, or if your passengers prefer something a little more you can cut up a lunchmeat wrap into bite sized pieces to share!

Frozen Water Bottles
Of course you're going to get thirsty too, so bring along some water to stay hydrated. But, a great idea to maximize your cooler space is freeze some of your water bottles and have them double as ice packs, then enjoy when they thaw!

You've got enough going on the days leading up to your vacation, so our best advice is to keep it simple and keep in mind what your family likes to eat. If you've got the extra time, you can always prep your favorite snacks or lunches in tupperware with plastic utensils to enjoy on the road. Either way, throw in some extra napkins just in case and make sure to enjoy the ride!

When it comes to your road trip transportation, we can help! If you're looking for a fuel efficient ride, take a look at our Southington Area New Chevrolet Cars, or if you just need to make sure your current vehicle is ready to hit the road, stop by our Southington Area Chevrolet DealershipRichard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Three Chevys Make IIHS' Recommended Used Vehicles for Teen Drivers - 07/22/2014

Three Chevys Make IIHS' Recommended Used Vehicles for Teen Drivers

CHESHIRE, Conn. – As a teenager, you dream of a brand new car the moment you turn 16, but for most young drivers the reality is an older used vehicle. In fact, many teens drive a 2006 model year or earlier vehicle which means they are lacking many important safety features and technologies that are standard on new cars. So, to help you navigate your budget and concerns, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released their first list of recommended used vehicles for teen drivers.

What's even better is that three Chevys made IIHS' List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teen Drivers which means you don't have to compromise budget or safety when it comes to your young driver's vehicle! The Chevy Malibu midsize sedan, Chevy Equinox midsize crossover SUV, and Chevy Traverse large crossover SUV all earned Good ratings in IIHS moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests; at least four out of five stars in federal government crash tests; and offer standard stability control to help avoid rollover crashes – making the IIHS' Best Choices (under $20,000) list!

While three Chevys made IIHS' List of Recommended Used Vehicles for Teen Drivers giving you and your teen options when it comes to a safe used vehicle, behavior is also an important factor to remember when your young driver hits the road. A recent Safe Kids Worldwide report funded by a $2-million GM Foundation grant, reveals that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death to teens between the ages of 13 and 19! Even more, half of those who died were not wearing their seatbelt!

Safety is always our top priority so when your teen is ready to get behind the wheel, let us help with our Cheshire Area Chevy Cars For SaleRichard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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2015 Chevy Silverado Gets 8-Speed Transmission - 07/22/2014

2015 Chevy Silverado Gets 8-Speed Transmission

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Drivers behind the wheel of one of the most popular light-duty pickup trucks will soon be able to feel more confident with both heavy and light loads because an eight-speed automatic transmission has been confirmed for the 2015 Chevy Silverado!

Chevrolet has confirmed that an eight-speed automatic transmission will come standard on all 2015 Chevy Silverado pickup trucks equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 engine! Approximately the same weight and size as the six-speed transmission, the new GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 will offer a few specific advantages over the six-speed. Drivers trailering or towing heavy loads can enjoy more confident starts thanks to the wider, 7.0 overall gear ratio spread, and numerically lower rear axle ratios allow for reduced engine rpm on the highway. Plus, for those with lighter loads, the 8L90 can seamlessly switch to four-cylinder operation to improve fuel economy!

At 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, the Silverado's 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 is the most powerful engine offered in the light-duty pickup truck segment. Coupled with the new eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Silverado is going to be unstoppable when production begins sometime during the fourth quarter of 2014!

Whatever your truck needs may be, Chevrolet is there to help! Come see us to find out which New Chevrolet Truck is best for you! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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2015 Chevy Traverse Earns NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating - 07/15/2014

2015 Chevy Traverse Earns NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

CHESHIRE, Conn. – At the risk of sounding like a broken record, another GM vehicles has just earned a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration! Chevy has been vocal about the fact that safety is the #1 priority in every vehicle, and they are living up to that commitment with the latest 5-star safety rating for the 2015 Chevrolet Traverse!

While you probably know that the NHTSA safety ratings provide consumers with information on a vehicle's rollover and crash protection, did you know that the rating program was actually created to test vehicles beyond what federal law requires? So when we say that the 2015 Chevy Traverse just earned a 5-star NHTSA Safety Rating, that's an impressive accomplishment! Equipped with electronic stability control, antilock brakes, a rearview camera system, tire-pressure monitoring system, and available forward collision alert and lane-departure warning systems, the 2015 Traverse crossover earned a five star rating in both the front and side crash tests and a four star rating in the rollover test.

With this 5-star rating, the Traverse joins the slew of other Chevy models that have earned top safety ratings, providing you with a great selection of safe cars, trucks, and SUVs to choose from! For more information on any Chevy safety information, come see us at our Cheshire Area Chevrolet DealershipRichard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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#TheNewIndependence of Chevrolet 4G LTE - 07/14/2014

#TheNewIndependence of Chevrolet 4G LTE

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Chevrolet has officially unveiled their new in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology, and it has been tagged, or hash-tagged we should say, as #TheNewIndependence! The industry leading feature is set to keep us more connected than ever before, and a new slew of ads demonstrate just how many ways you can enjoy #TheNewIndependence of Chevrolet 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi!

As the first manufacturer to leverage the new technology, General Motors has merged the physical freedom of the car with the virtual freedom of Wi-Fi with #TheNewIndependence of OnStar 4G LTE! It's a whole new level of connectivity that is going to help you stay connected with the things that matter most. While it may be strange to think that you can connect to Wi-Fi and surf the web while you're in the car, you can in the new 2015 Chevy models!



We don't know about you, but we're ready to enjoy #TheNewIndependence that comes with OnStar 4G LTE in New Chevrolet Cars and New Chevrolet Trucks! If you're ready to start making more of your time on the road, come see us! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Tips to Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars - 07/09/2014

Tips to Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars

CHESHIRE, Conn. – It's a devastating story that has become all too common – children dying after being left in hot cars. To most it seems crazy that you could possibly forget that your child is in the backseat of the car, but last year 44 children died as a result of being left in hot cars! And this year is no different, it seems like every other day we hear about another horrifying accident where a child is left in the blazing heat.

SafeKids.org has discovered one factor that remains consistent among these situations: "The driver, whether it’s the mother, father of some other driver, is doing something out of ordinary routine.” It takes just minutes for the temperature inside a vehicle to skyrocket when it is hot outside, so please do your part to put a stop to these tragedies by remembering these tips to prevent child deaths in hot cars!

– First off, never EVER leave a child alone in a vehicle, even if you are just running a quick errand!

– One of the most effective ways to remind yourself that your child is in the backseat is to place an item that you need in the backseat as well. Whether that's your briefcase, purse, cell phone, lunch, office keys, or even your left shoe, you will have to check the backseat before you leave the vehicle.

– Another option is to keep a stuffed animal or toy in your child's unoccupied car seat. When you put your child in that seat, move the item to the front passenger seat to remind yourself that your little one is in the back.

– Make opening your vehicle's rear door a habit every time you leave the vehicle so that you can prevent your child being forgotten in their car seat.

– Last but not least, if you see a child alone in a vehicle, call 911 and get them out right away!

It's heart-breaking to hear about children who have died because they were left inside a hot vehicle, so please help us prevent this from happening! If you have any questions about your vehicle's safety, please let us help! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Chevrolet 72 Hour Sale EXTENDED at Richard Chevrolet - 07/08/2014

Chevrolet 72 Hour Sale EXTENDED at Richard Chevrolet

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Last week Chevy announced a surprise limited time sale that was supposed to end yesterday, but the offers were just too good to refuse so the Chevrolet 72 Hour Sale has been EXTENDED at Richard Chevrolet until Monday, July 14th!

During the Extended Chevrolet 72 Hour Sale at Richard Chevrolet, you can enjoy 0% APR for 72 months for qualified buyers, PLUS no monthly payments for the rest of summer on most Chevy models*!

So if you've been thinking about hitting the road this summer in a new car, truck or SUV, there is no better time than now to make that happen! But, the sale ends on Monday, July 14th, so make sure you hurry in to take advantage of these incredible offers!

*Monthly payment is $13.89 for every $1,000 financed. Example down payment: 8.2%. Some customers will not qualify. Not compatible with some other offers. No monthly payments for 90 days. Down payment required at signing. Residential restrictions apply, not available in Florida and Washington DC. Excludes Corvette and 2015 models. Take delivery by 7/14/14. See dealer for details.

We want to help you get behind the wheel of a vehicle that you love at a price that you love even more, and we want to make sure that you have the best experience possible. Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Summer Maintenance Checks For Your Vehicle - 07/01/2014

Summer Maintenance Checks For Your Vehicle

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Summer is here and it's time to hit the open road for a good ole' road trip! But before you get out of town, make sure your vehicle is prepared to handle this season's driving conditions with some simple summer maintenance checks for your vehicle.

To ensure everything runs smoothly as the temperature rises, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recommends these Summer Maintenance Checks for your Vehicle:

1. Avoid overheating and a summer breakdown by having your cooling system checked, flushed, and refilled if necessary. The biggest cause of summer vehicle breakdowns is overheating, according to the ASE.

2. You don't want to end up sweltering in the summer heat due to a broken air conditioning system, so while your mechanic is checking the cooling system have them check the air conditioning and fluids too.

3. After a rough winter, your windshield wiper blades have likely taken a beating from the snow and ice. Make sure you aren't left unable to see the road during a summer storm by replacing your wiper blades and filling up your washer fluid.

4. In addition to rotating your tires every 5,000 miles, pay attention to their condition. When the temperature rises, the hot weather can cause the air inside the tires to expand, leading to a possible blowout if the tires are in poor condition.

5. Change your oil regularly. You've heard this maintenance tip time and time again, but it is important to follow the recommendations in your vehicle's owner's manual based on your driving conditions to keep your vehicle in good condition.

If you have a road trip planned this summer and want to make sure your vehicle is prepared, schedule an appointment at Richard Chevrolet and we will make sure your vehicle is ready to keep you safe when you hit the road! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Patriotic Snacks for 4th of July - 06/30/2014

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Are you ready to celebrate our stars and stripes? Independence Day preparations are underway and wherever your celebrations are taking you this year, you can't deny some festive patriotic snacks for 4th of July! So take a look at our favorites below and then make sure to add the ingredients to your grocery list so you can whip them up for your family and friends!

Patriotic Snacks for 4th of July

Patriotic Snacks for 4th of July

Start the day off in the patriotic spirit with this energizing yogurt cup! This is the perfect fuel for your celebrations and you can even make it healthier by swapping greek yogurt!

Patriotic Snacks for 4th of July

Summertime party-goers love a good fruit tray and this flag-themed fruit and cheese platter is perfect for 4th of July! Plus, it's super easy to throw together with just a few basic ingredients.

Patriotic Snacks for 4th of July

Do you crave more of a crunchy snack? Try this twist on puppy chow! This recipe for white chocolate peanut butter muddy buddies will have your guests coming back for more, but we should warn you, it's addicting!

Patriotic Snacks for 4th of July

You know those amazing berry trifles you always see on Pinterest? Well this summer berry waffle trifle takes things to the next level! How can you not want a big serving of this?

We'd love to know if you end up making one of these snacks! Leave us a message below, or visit us on social media! Wherever your 4th of July plans take you, we hope you have a safe and happy Independence Day! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Four Chevrolet Vehicles Earn Vehicle Satisfaction Awards - 06/25/2014

Four Chevrolet Vehicles Earn Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Chevrolet customers are liking what the automaker is offering and they aren't afraid to voice it! Four Chevrolet vehicles earned Vehicle Satisfaction Awards from AutoPacific during their recent study that measures customer satisfaction in more than 50 categories!

More than 92,000 vehicle owners nationwide were surveyed on their satisfaction with their vehicle's operation, comfort, safety, and overall purchase/lease experience by automotive market research and consulting firm, AutoPacific. This year, four Chevrolet vehicles earned Vehicle Satisfaction Awards from AutoPacific, which is more than any single manufacturer! In the large car, economy car, sports car, and sporty car segments, the Chevy Impala, Sonic, Corvette, and Camaro were all recognized, moving Chevrolet's ranking up five spots compared to other manufacturers!

Over the past few years Chevy has voiced their commitment to provide customers with the best possible experience, and with a better-than-ever lineup these four awards prove they are delivering on that promise! In the same sense, we want to personally make sure that our customers are completely satisfied with their vehicle, so let us help you find one that fits your needs perfectly.

Four Chevrolet Vehicles Earn Vehicle Satisfaction AwardsRichard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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Transformers Transforms Chevy Camaro Into Dream Car - 06/24/2014

Transformers Transforms Chevy Camaro Into Dream Car

CHESHIRE, Conn. – With the release of the new Transformers 4: Age of Extinction movie this weekend, enthusiasts are looking forward to the eye candy that are the Transformer vehicles. While they are all impressive, none has received more attention than the fifth-gen Chevrolet Camaro, or Bumblebee. No Hollywood director would turn down the irresistable offer of a full supply of Camaros for a film, but turns out the Camaro got the better end of the deal when Transformers transformed the Chevy Camaro into a dream car!

Generations ago, Lamborghini Countach or Ferrari F40 posters would be hanging on the walls of young children or car enthusiasts, but thanks to the movie series, Transformers transformed the Chevy Camaro into a dream car that is actually a realistic dream for today's fans. Especially through the economic difficulties of recent years, the Camaro has filled the spot of previous supercars, rekindling the dreams of enthusiasts with each movie release.

While the Transformers movies have been influenced by the Camaro and Bumblebee's popularity, the films have also impacted the Camaro. With director Michael Bay's input that the performance car needed a refresh, the North Hollywood Design center took his request seriously and gave the Camaro an update that is leaner, bolder, and more menacing.

Not only is Bumblebee a superhero in Transformers, but the Chevy Camaro is a superhero in the hearts and driveways of fans all over. Don't miss the release of Transformers 4: Age of Extinction this weekend, and if it leaves you wanting your own Camaro, come see us! Richard Chevrolet, located at 1405 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410, has been family owned and operated since 1975! To this day we still follow one simple recipe: to give our customers the best ownership experience. Let us show you how much we care!

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