Fun Christmas Activities in Tipton, Indiana

The holiday season is just getting started, but it’s never too soon to start planning for the Christmas season. Check out these great Christmas activities in Tipton, Indiana for a holiday season you won’t soon forget.

Blackhawk Winery Christmas Open House

There are few better ways to enjoy the holiday season than drinking wine and shopping. The Blackhawk Winery Christmas Open House allows shoppers to do just both! Attendees will have the option to grab some gifts from local vendors, like M&S Creations and LulaRoe. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Sensitive Santa

A welcoming environment in a controlled setting make for the perfect way to allow children with special needs to experience Christmas to the fullest. Sensitive Santa features numerous adjustments that create a calming space for children. The event is held with Autism Speaks and features muted lights, music, and activity tables. Bring the kids to see Santa on Dec. 3 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Pet Photo Night

Snapping a few pictures of your pets in holiday garb is one way to make a memory, but getting a few with Santa takes the holidays to the next level. Bring your pet to Hamilton Town Center on Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. for Pet Photo Night!

We here at Dan Young GM hope to see you out enjoying the festivities this holiday season!

Christmas Activities in Tipton

The New Chevy Colorado ZH2

Chevy Colorado ZH2 Every buyer has specific qualifications that they’re looking for in a vehicle. But when automakers are building an Army vehicle, the details are even more important. An Army-ready vehicle needs to be extremely capable, reliable, and preferably quiet. According to Fox News Writer Allison Barrie, General Motors (GM) recently paired with the US Army to explore the best possible way to establish all of these needs and more.

The result? The new Chevy Colorado ZH2. This innovative truck recently made an appearance at the Association of the United States Army, where it attracted plenty of attention for its intelligent design points. Built on the foundation of the reliable mid-size Chevrolet Colorado pickup, the Chevy Colorado ZH2 features a modified suspension that makes it capable of handling all kinds of terrains. The truck is also powered by hydrogen fuel-cells, making it extremely quiet. Having the ability to go unnoticed during operations is an important feature as well.

The US Army and GM are still testing the Chevy Colorado ZH2 to see whether it’s set for combat. If it makes the cut, it will be the first combat vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel-cells. We’re looking forward to seeing the outcome of the Chevy Colorado ZH2 at Dan Young GM, especially knowing that the Chevrolet Colorado pickup is such an excellent truck on its own.

Fun Family Activities for Thanksgiving

activities for ThanksgivingNo matter how many delicious side dishes and pies you serve at Thanksgiving, we at Dan Young GM know there comes a time when the kids will grow restless. And let’s face it—some adults may even find themselves in need of some post-dinner entertainment. These recommended family activities for Thanksgiving from DumbLittleMan.com will help everyone enjoy themselves even after the last roll is taken.

Go For a Walk

Whether you stroll through the neighborhood or drive to the park, a post-Thanksgiving meal walk is a great way to burn off calories and renew your energy.

Get Out the Board Games

There are plenty of board games that both adults and children can play together. Show your kids what good family fun was like in the age before the internet and pull out Battleship, Sorry, or one of your favorites.

Share Memories

If you’re cozy around the table, there are plenty of ways to guide the conversation onto a topic that includes everyone. For instance, take turns sharing your favorite memories from the year or from childhood. Tell stories about the funniest things that ever happened to you. Most of all, remember to discuss the things you’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Tipton K-9 Won’t Be Helping With Tipton Trick-or-Treating: He’s Bad at Catching Treats (but Good at Catching Bad Guys)

Tipton trick-or-treating
Halloween is right around the corner!

Did you know that dogs have been used as a tool in law enforcement since as early as the Middle Ages? Today’s K-9 units are as helpful as ever when it comes to catching the bad guys. Our K-9 unit in Tipton, Indiana, is great at catching bad guys on the job, too. But, one thing the unit is not so good at? Catching treats.

Recently, the Tipton Police Department released a fun video of their K-9 named Apachi trying hard to catch ice cubes—and missing almost every time—as an officer tossed them his way.

Fortunately, for our kids in Tipton, Indiana, Apachi can cover the bad guys while the kids catch the treats. Exact date and time for local Tipton trick-or-treating haven’t been announced just yet, but last year’s occurred on Halloween proper, and the hours are likely to run between 5 to 8 p.m.

While you’re waiting with the rest of us for more detailed information, you can take this time to talk to your kids about safe practices for trick-or-treating. For instance, be sure your kids know the importance of crossing at crosswalks, staying on sidewalks, and staying near guardians at all times. The team at Dan Young GM loves Halloween and all of the costumes involved, so if your kids are trying out their costumes before the big night, bring them to Dan Young GM to show them off!

2018 Chevy Tahoe Preview

Predecessor to the 2018 Chevy Tahoe
2017 Chevy Tahoe

If you’re looking for a full-size family hauler that can keep every one of your passengers safe, comfortable, and happy on the road, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is your answer. This large SUV has always been a staple option on the SUV market. This year there are even more reasons to love it, as it sees updates to its list of features, its design, and even its price tag.

Now you’ll find standard LED daytime running lamps on the LS and LT trims of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, as well as an updated Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What’s perhaps most exciting to the new Chevy Tahoe is the addition of two different packages. The first is the Tahoe RST (Rally Sport Truck), which adds things like 22-inch aluminum wheels and black design accents for a sportier version of this family hauler.

Another package, and one that will be especially attractive to those on a budget, is the Custom Edition available on the LS trim. This version of the 2018 Chevy Tahoe removes the back row seats, and adds a chrome accent grille as well as 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Custom label will drop more than $3,000 from the base trim’s price tag, but still features strong Tahoe capability like a towing maximum of 6,600 pounds.

Learn more about what’s new in this admirable family hauler when you stop by Dan Young GM.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Preview

2018 Chevrolet TraverseThe 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is finally available at Dan Young GM. Before coming in for a test drive, enjoy our brief preview of the all-new 2018 Traverse midsize SUV.

The new 2018 Chevy Traverse offers a 3.6 liter V6 engine standard, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain lays out a whopping 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque while still earning up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway.* Look out for the RS variant later this fall at Dan Young GM, when the Traverse will also be offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

In the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, you can comfortably seat up to eight passengers or enjoy best-in-class cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet. Your many passengers can stay connected with smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™) and 4G LTE Wi-Fi®. You can also protect those passengers with the Traverse’s various available safety features, including front-end safety systems (like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist) and back-end safety systems (like the Rear Vision Camera and Lane Change Alert). Your teen drivers can even drive more safely when you’re not with them, thanks to the Teen Driver system.

Want to test drive the all-new 2018 Traverse? Visit Dan Young GM today.

*EPA estimated. Actual mileage will vary.

Check Out the Tipton County Pork Festival

Tipton County Pork FestivalDan Young GM is proud to call Tipton its home. One of the best annual events in Tipton is the Tipton County Pork Festival, which will be held this year from September 7 through September 9. The Tipton County Pork Festival has been an ongoing tradition since 1969, making 2017 the 49th year for this not-for-profit event meant to promote the pork chops that support the Tipton economy.

If you plan to visit this year, you will want to check out the schedule of events ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss crowd favorites such as the parade, the karaoke contest, the mainstage events, the bike ride, the tractor pull, and, of course, all the great food. Live entertainment this year includes Kevin Jones, Southern Country, DEVON, Rogers Ritual, and Bobby Miller doing a Prince tribute.

Be sure to check out the Pork Court and enjoy as many food vendors as your stomach will allow, but also save time for the art show, crafts, the pageant, and more. You can access a map for the event here—trust us, you’ll need it.

We at Dan Young GM hope to see you at this year’s Tipton County Pork Festival! Happy eating!

2017 Buick Envision Reviews

The 2017 Buick Envision is a small luxury SUV that has reviewers raving. The latest model brings plenty of new changes, including a few new connectivity and safety technologies. Industry experts tend to agree that the latest Buick Envision is the best yet.

2017 Buick Envision

Safety & Technology

U.S. News & World Report cited the 2017 Buick Envision’s excellent safety ratings and plethora of technology features as reasons for its positive review. The latest model offers available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The new Teen Drive Mode certainly didn’t hurt the small SUV’s ratings either.

Maneuverability & Features

Edmunds was particularly impressed with its maneuverability and number of features. Reviewers agreed that the Envision’s small size made the model easy to drive while the cabin came filled with a plethora of features for an affordable price. Notably, the refined ride and sound-dampening techniques made the cabin as quiet as those of premium luxury SUVs.

Tech-Savvy & Comfortable

Like other reviewers, Car and Driver found that the Buick Envision’s interior was both tech-savvy and comfortable. Active noise cancellation technologies kept things peaceful on the road, even at high speeds. There’s also plenty of room for passengers in the rear seat.

We here at Dan Young GM are happy to see the 2017 Buick Envision earning such positive praise from the experts.

Things to Do in Tipton, Indiana, in Summer

Finding the right way to spend summer comes down to each individual person. Those looking for fun nights and memories need look no further than Tipton. We here at Dan Young GM have a few recommended things to do in Tipton, Indiana, before summer is over!

Tipton, Indiana
Photo by Derek Jensen

Take the Family Out

Spending time at the dinner table with family is a great way to bond. Tipton restaurants, like Christopher’s Family Dining, help nurture a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests can talk amongst one another. Those looking for a quick bite on-the-go will find the Corner Deli right up their alley.

Visit a Bar

Tipton, Indiana, is home to a social scene similar to that of a large city. Those looking for a quick drink will enjoy a trip to a more casual bar like the Tipton County Lounge on East Jefferson Street. Visitors looking to enjoy everything Tipton has to offer might find their way down to the Ti-On Lounge just a few doors away.

Spend the Night Out

Despite its small size, Tipton has an avid night life scene. Dougbo’s and Railroad Crossing, for example, have a lot to offer those looking for a night on the town. It never hurts to explore other places, like Junction and Railroad Crossing, too!

All-New Transmission Interface Debuts on 2018 GMC Terrain

All-New Transmission Interface

Sometimes it’s the little things that truly take something from good to great — or, in the case of the 2018 GMC Terrain, from great to excellent.

The on-deck GMC Terrain is full of “final touches” that create an altogether refined driving experience, but one of the features our GMC-enthusiasts here at Dan Young are most excited for has to be the all-new transmission interface. Yes, “all-new transmission interface” might sound a little boring at first, but let us explain.

The transmission interface on the 2018 GMC Terrain completely does away with the old-fashioned toggle gear shifter system. Instead, GMC is introducing a simplified toggle-and-button system. That might seem crazy — it is certainly untraditional — but there are more than just a few good reasons for this innovation.

First and foremost, this new transmission interface just looks good. In the place of an awkward shifter jutting up in the middle of your pilot area, there is a simple set of cleanly designed buttons. The overall effect is a more elegant and modernized interior.

Beyond aesthetics, this new redesign frees up a lot of space around the driver for more comfort and accessibility: no shifter, no clutter.

Finally, the all-new transmission interface is just easier to use: toggle to drive, toggle to reverse, push a button to park, go neutral, or enter low gear. It’s as easy as that.

Are you curious to see the new 2018 GMC Terrain? You can catch a glimpse (and maybe a test drive) right here at Dan Young!