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

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

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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!

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!

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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!

3 Simple End-of-Summer Car Care Tips

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Sorry, everyone, but that time is sadly approaching — the final days of sweet, sweet summer. We hope you took full advantage of the fine weather and fun events of the season, but if you did, that means you must have done quite a bit of driving. If that is indeed the case, we have just a few simple end-of-summer car care tips to help you and your vehicle transition into the coming cold with ease.

  1. Empty the trunk

summer car care tipsWhether your cargo area is stuffed with golf clubs, boogie boards, tents, fishing poles, or any other combination of summer-fun gear, chances are all that stuff is weighing you down and adding to your fuel bill. Pack it away nicely and promise it can come back out to play in a few (hopefully short) months.

  1. Check the tires

summer car care tipsAll that driving isn’t easy on the wheels, even if it’s easy on your peace-of-mind. Check that your tires are still street-safe; you can do so easily by inserting a quarter head-first into the tread of your tires. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, your tires probably need to be replaced.

  1. Replace the wiper blades

summer car care tipsBad weather’s a-coming — don’t get stuck in a fall squall without the proper equipment. New wiper blades are inexpensive and can mean a world of difference during harsh driving conditions.

If your car requires any service, in addition to this end-of-summer car care (maybe your tires didn’t pass the quarter test), give Dan Young’s service department a call today — we’re here for you!

How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

Chevrolet Certified Service Tire Check - Tipton, INA new set of tires can be a pricey investment, but good tires are an important element to safe and efficient driving. However, tires can last for up to 50,000 miles as long as you take good care of them. Here are several tips on how to make your tires last as long as possible.

Check Them Regularly

You don’t have to do a close inspection, but if you get into the habit of looking each tire over casually when you’re walking by, it will help you stay aware of their conditions. Each time you fill the gas tank, for instance, you can do a quick inspection of each tire to make sure there’s no damage and no apparent issue. If you see anything, swap the tire out for your spare and bring it into Dan Young GM, where we’ll have one of our technicians take a look for you.

Check the Tire Pressure

If a tire’s PSI is very low, you should be able to tell from looking. However, it’s still a good idea to keep a pressure gauge in your glove box so you can check each tire’s pressure every few weeks. Driving on the proper PSI is not only going to make your tires last longer, it’s also going to give you the best fuel efficiency and the best traction.

Be Aware of Load Capacity

Overwhelming your tires with excessive weight they weren’t built to handle is a quick way to cause instant damage. Make sure you know the load capacity of your tires and respect that number.

For any questions about your tires or to have a simple inspection, contact us at Dan Young GM service department today!

Tips for Car Camping in Your Chevy

Spring weather is finally here, and there’s nothing like celebrating its arrival with a little trip into mother nature. Car camping is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air, and it’s even better when you have a great car to accompany you.

Most of the choices in the Chevy lineup at Dan Young GM make for great car camping vehicles, whether you have the nimble Chevrolet Trax crossover, the powerful Silverado pickup, or even the Chevy Sonic hatchback. The most important thing when car camping is a versatile interior with plenty of room for your gear and a capable powertrain. These vehicles have it all.

2018 Chevy Equinox Camping - Tipton, INBefore you leave, pack up your Chevrolet with plenty of water. Most campsites have places where you can refill bottles, but it’s better to be safe and hydrated than sorry and thirsty. You’ll also want to make sure that you pack plenty of food and snacks. Some meals should be something you cook, but some should be accessible without fire, in case you can’t make it happen. Make sure your Chevy is also equipped with a first aid kit, just in case you or a neighbor needs it.

Once you’ve picked your camping spot and set up your tent, you can enjoy all of the outdoor activities that come along with the adventure. It may be tempting to keep everything in your Chevy when you’re not using it, but it’s important to instead hang your food up at night if you’re in an area with bears. Even if your supplies are locked away, a bear can still break your Chevrolet’s windows to get to the food, which is not what you want!

With these tips for car camping and precautions in mind, you’re set to plan your own getaway in your Chevy this spring or summer.  Visit Dan Young GM to find your perfect car camping vehicle today!