Messy weather can sabotage outdoor tailgating parties. Don’t let inclement weather put a damper on your plans, however. Here are some tips for hosting an indoor tailgating party in your dorm room.
The Right Spot
Dorms have RA’s so first find a dorm that has an RA who’s cool with having a large and loud crowd on the floor.
TV and sounds system
You have to watch the game so make sure you host the tailgate party in someone’s room that actually has a good size, high-definition TV and the right channel. It’s also a good idea to make sure the speakers are high-quality and functional, as well.
Food is an absolute must. It might not be so easy to whip out a grill and cook up some burgers and brats, but that’s only one option for great tailgating. Chili is a king cold-weather food and easy to make in a crockpot. Make several different types of chili and get portable coffee cups and drink holders, so guests can feast on and carry around their chilly while watching the game.
Beer is easy to keep cold in coolers, but make sure to have plenty on hand so no one has to make a beer run halfway through the game. And have plenty of chips, pretzels, and dip to keep party-goers satisfied.
The dorm hallway is typically spacious enough to handle indoor yard games like giant Jenga and cornhole. Card games are also a great suggestion, since they won’t take up much space in your dorm room.
Whether you’re tailgating in your truck or using it to transport supplies for your next indoor party, Wilson Chevrolet is here to lend a hand. Stop by to browse our current selection of 2020 trucks, or to inquire about the KICKER® MultiPro Tailgate Audio System.
Most people spend a lot of time behind the wheel, so auto accessories are a great gift for almost anyone. Here are just a few auto accessories that make great Christmas gifts.
Lifted Truck Packages
Wilson Chevrolet offers a collection of cool lifted truck packagesdesigned to enhance truck performance and capability. These packages make excellent gifts for loved ones who love adventure, and like to take their pickup off road.
Drivers who adore their cars will go to great lengths to keep them clean and taken care of. Floor liners are perfect for this purpose, as they are designed to fit each model perfectly, keeping dirt, mud, and water from staining the floors. Whether you’re buying a floor liner for a Buick or for a Chevy, these accessories are easy to install, easy to clean, and make a thoughtful, useful gift for any car owner.
Vehicles like GMC trucks and Buick SUVs are designed to serve versatile purposes. Gifts geared towards organization can help drivers make the most of their car, truck, or SUV. There are many options designed for GMC, Buick, Chevy, and other specific models, including thoughtful accessories like Roof Rack Packages and front console organizers.
Call us here at Wilson Chevroletfor more ideas on car-related accessories to give your loved ones this Christmas.
Want a way to make the kids’ table at Thanksgiving more fun and engaging for the little ones? Here are some simple ways to make a great kids table this holiday.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things kids enjoy the most. Covering the table in kraft paper and providing cups of crayons allows kids to have fun coloring while they sit at the kids’ table. If you want to make the experience even more unique, consider finding print-out coloring book pages online and printing them on the kraft paper.
We know, you’re already knee-deep in food prep for the main feast, but if you have a little extra time why not put together a handful of creative snacks for the kids? You can make turkeys out of chocolate and candy corn, or decorate cupcakes. If you have kids of your own, you could even get them in on the decorating process the night before.
Kid-Friendly Place Settings
Arts and crafts aren’t just for the little ones. You can make place settings for all the kids that look like colonial-era ships, turkeys, or fall trees. Making these little props out of paper is as easy as searching tutorials online. There are tons of ideas on the internet
Costumes & Props
Kids love to play dress-up. It can be fun to provide party favors like pilgrim hats so little ones can join in the fun while they eat.
We here at Wilson Chevrolet wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Remember to call us for any of your auto needs this holiday season.
Make your truck YOUR truck with comprehensive customization at Wilson Chevrolet. We offer a variety of customization packages that can elevate your daily experience with your truck, whether you use it for work, play, or both. Increased suspension goes further to protect your cargo, while providing a smoother, more stable driving experience.
Here’s a brief overview of just a few of the personalized packages we offer at Wilson Chevrolet:
SCA Performance Black Widow Package
This is not for your casual truck owner. The Black Widow Package features a SCA True 6-inch Suspension Lift System, 35-inch BF Goodrich All-Terrain K02 tires, and 20×9 Black Widow Wheels with spider logos.
SCA Performance Apex Package
In addition to the Suspension Lift System and Goodrich tires offered in the Black Widow Package, the Apex Package adds 20-inch Apex Wheels, SCA logo sidesteps, and a stainless steel dual performance exhaust. There is also an added Apex logo on the front grille.
SCA Performance G2 Package
Reach higher — literally — with the G2 Package. With this Package, you will get the SCA Premium 4-inch Mid-Travel Suspension Lift plus a laundry list of adventure-ready performance features, such as 33-inch Goodrich All-Terrain tires and SCA Engine Management Calibrations.
Not sure which package would fit your lifestyle best? Stop by Wilson Chevrolet to speak with one of our experienced sales reps.
One of the best parts of summer is the promise of berries fresh off the bush. Here are just a few recipes with fresh berries to celebrate the end of this warm-weather season.
Blueberries and muffins go together like peanut butter and jelly. This recipe from Paula Deen takes less than an hour from getting your ingredients out to having fresh muffins sitting on counter. Grab your kids and have them help out. Pairs great with a cup of tea.
Blackberry Pie Bars
For a standout cookout dessert, grab some blackberries. This recipe has a simple list of ingredients and even calls for frozen blackberries, meaning it can be a fall or winter treat as well. Easy directions allow for baking the day of the meal or the day before for even more convenience. A glass of cold milk makes for a total package.
If you’re short on time but still want to sink your spoon into a berry-themed creation, try this recipe from Food Network. The parfaits come together quickly, and you’ll need just three ingredients: yogurt, berries, and granola.
Blackberry Hoisin Ginger Pork Tenderloin
Try something new with berries and enhance the savory flavors of pork. This recipe pairs brined pork tenderloin with blackberries, ginger, and hoisin sauce. Together it creates a sweet, salty, and savory dish that will transport you with its exotic flavors.
Try one or more of these scrumptious recipes to savor the dwindling days of summer — then stop by Wilson Chevrolet to test-drive a shiny new Chevy vehicle.
The Camaro is one of the most iconic muscle cars in American history, and has long been a trendsetter when it comes to pushing the limits of high-end performance and eye-catching style. The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro elaborates on this legacy. With an affordable V8 option and updated styling, the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro takes everything we love about this classic and makes it even better.
New LT1 Trim
Perhaps the most exciting thing about the new 2020 Camaro is the addition of the LT1 trim, which offers a potent V8 powertrain for about $3,000 less than the current model year. It’s a high-performing version of the Camaro that’s affordable enough to suit a wider range of drivers. This lower price tag also makes the LT1 a better deal than the cheapest V8 Ford Mustang, a reality which is sure to bring Ford loyalists over to the Camaro model’s side.
In addition to the all-new LT1 V8 trim level, the 2020 Camaro also updates the extant V6 trim. The V6 trim of the 2020 Camaro will now offer an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission, which will replace the outgoing eight-speed automatic transmission.
For the 2020 model year, Camaro SS models get a reworked front-end for enhanced curb appeal. Certain trims will offer the striking new Rally Green Exterior color, as well as several reworked styling features such as LT1 fender badges, black bow-tie emblems, and a vented hood.
Witness the 2020 Camaro for yourself when it arrives here at Wilson Chevy. In the meantime, stop by to test-drive our current inventory of 2019 Camaro models.
General Motors recently announced its new electronic architecture that’s set to operate in all future GM vehicles. Plans are to release the new digital “nervous system” in the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, with a full global rollout by 2023.
The upgraded electronic system provides more processing power for the ongoing advancements in GM vehicles. As the manufacturer moves further into EV powertrain development, as well as continuing to make innovations in safety and connectivity features, the system isn’t just beneficial, but necessary. The new Super Cruise driver assist system alone will benefit from the increased processing rate of 4.5 terabytes per hour. That’s five times the processing power of the current electronic architecture.
“As the automotive industry and vehicles evolve in the next five to 10 years, more electrical bandwidth and connectivity will be needed to ensure that features like electric propulsion systems, the Super Cruise driver assistance feature and advanced active safety systems can all run in conjunction with each other,” GM stated in a press release.
Drivers will feel more connected as well with the Ethernet connection rates of 100Mbs, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps. The faster connections will also aid in software updates that will provide longer functionality without the need for expensive upgrades.
Our team at Wilson GM is excited to see how this new technology will play out in the future for General Motors and our devoted customers.
Have you ever thought about starting an herb
garden to help liven up your cooking? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to get a few
low-maintenance houseplants for your living space? This June, the Botanic
Garden at Oklahoma State University will provide the perfect opportunity for
you to explore each of these hobbies.
On June 8, 2019, the Botanic Garden at OSU will host the Herb and Succulent Festival. This late spring event is a wonderful outing for individuals and families alike. Visitors can expect to learn lots about the care and maintenance of various plants, from tender herbs to hardy succulents. Gather the family in your SUV from Wilson GM and head over the Botanic Garden ready to learn. You might wish to put down an old sheet or towel in the cargo area of your SUV, so you won’t need to worry about dirt and soil when you load in your new plants from the festival.
What To Expect
The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., so
grab an early breakfast and head on over. The whole family is sure to enjoy
their time at the Herb and Succulent Festival at OSU, where live music will
accompany workshops on fun activities like creating a portable herb garden and
Featuring a new powertrain, updated infotainment technology, and more distinctive looks, the 2020 GMC Acadia will go on sale later this year.
“The 2020 Acadia is stylish, functional, and capable with
more of the smart convenience and connectivity features that customers rely on
every day,” stated Duncan Aldred, Global GMC’s vice president. “And with GMC’s
signature refinement at its core, the new Acadia advances the brand’s
commitment to offering premium vehicles for discerning crossover customers.”
Horsepower & Technology
The 2020 Acadia will offer a new 2.0-liter turbocharged
engine with tripower valvetrain technology that delivers 230 horsepower and 258
lb-ft of torque. The Acadia vehicle’s current 2.5-liter inline-four and
3.6-liter V6 engines will carry over as well. All of these engines will be
paired with a brand-new nine-speed automatic transmission that features
Electronic Precision Shift technology.
Also featured in the 2020 Acadia is an updated GMC
infotainment system. Along with an 8-inch touch screen, this system will offer
an easier-to-use interface; multiple personal profile settings for audio,
navigation, and climate control; a new interface and real-time updates for the
navigation system; and five USB ports throughout the cabin.
The 2020 Acadia will have a bolder look, too. The grille,
front and rear fascias, and C-shaped signature lighting are new, along with
fresh 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs. The new Acadia AT4 trim boasts
sportier, more aggressive styling and dark accents.
The 2020 Acadia is expected to start rolling onto lots
sometime in the fall, and we’re looking forward to welcoming it here at Wilson
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was just redesigned for 2019.
Now, it’s the Silverado HD’s turn. We will see a redesigned Silverado HD for
the 2020 model year. This truck will be stronger and more capable than the
current model and will come with advanced technology options.
One of the most impressive things about the new Silverado HD
is its increased towing power. Engineers were able to squeeze an additional 52%
of towing capability into the truck. It now boasts a maximum rating of 35,500
Jaclyn McQuaid, chief engineer, Silverado HD, said, “We increased towing capabilities across the line, not just for dually buyers. We added class-leading towing technologies, such as 15 available camera views, to make trailering more convenient, whether pulling a large cargo trailer or fifth-wheel camper. And we made a host of changes to make tasks easier.”
There will be two new powertrain options. The standard
engine will be a new 6.6-liter V8 rated at 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of
torque. This is an 11 percent increase in horsepower and a 22 percent increase
in torque, which translates to 18 percent more towing power. For even more
power, there is the available Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 that generates
445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.
To learn more about the latest Chevy models, visit Wilson