Places to go in your Chevrolet – Fairs and Craft Festivals in Ohio


Fairs and Craft Festivals in Ohio

Five upcoming can’t-miss craft shows to wind up your year

If you are interested in finding some comprehensive arts and crafts events in the heartland before the holidays, here are just a handful of examples that are sure to be a shopper’s delight.

Summit Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show

At St. George’s Fellowship Centre in Fairlawn, locals will have the opportunity to browse the works of artists and crafters selling their original handmade items. There will also be lunch items available for purchase from TLC Catering. Admission is $3 for people 13 and up. A portion of the proceeds benefit Jade’s No Kill Rescue, a local non-profit supporting the rescue of animals.

Each show features about 100 arts and crafts vendors and has the same admission fees. Partial proceeds from the admission costs and vendor fees all go to support a different local non-profit organization. This year’s Summit Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show is scheduled for Oct. 18.

For more details, visit http://www.Avantgardeshows.com.

Forest Park Women’s Club Craft Show and Bazaar

Cincinnati’s Winton Woods High School hosts artists, crafters, and patrons for the sale of handmade crafts, jewelry, gifts, etc. FPWC also runs the lunch counter there, serving barbeque sandwiches, hot dogs, coleslaw, chips, beverages, and muffins. Then visit its bake sale right outside the cafeteria for homemade desserts. There will also be a raffle with a grand prize of $500 cash taking place at the event. Prizes donated from vendors will be raffled off throughout the day, as well. The proceeds of this Oct. 25 show, which has been a staple in the Cincinnati area for two decades, go toward the FPWC’s scholarship program.

For more details, visit http://www.forestparkwomensclub.org/craftShow.html.

Offinger’s Marketplace

Four times a year, the Offinger Management Company brings this show to theOhio Expo Center’s Lausche Building in Columbus. Fast and easy one-stop shopping here includes both holiday decorations and gifts. There are opportunities for cash and carry purchases, as well as placing orders for future delivery.

Artisans and craftspeople come from throughout the country to offer you quality, handmade folk art, rustic primitives, museum-quality replicas, country collectibles and contemporary works of art. Offinger’s offers special deals at the shows, including a VIP Buyer Badge, a 60-minute Gift Hop, and Come-Back Cash details on these innovative money savers can be found on the show’s website.

The market is scheduled for Nov. 1. For more details, visit http://www.offingersmarketplaces.com.

Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace

The 19th annual Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace will take place in Maumee at the Lucas County Recreation Center. Festive booth decorations and Christmastime arts and crafts available for purchase, among other things, are what makes this event one of the jolliest in Northwest Ohio. Those ‘other things’ mentioned above include: Americana, Country, Primitive, Contemporary, Victorian and Folk collectibles, gifts, food, home and personal items, and more

Parking is free at the rec center, and admission is $5 for everyone over 12 years old. The producer’s website even offers a coupon for admission and a calendar of other shows in the area by Cloud Productions, Ltd. The event is scheduled from Nov. 1-2. For more details, visit http://www.cloudshows.biz.

Mrs. Claus’ Closet

For the 44th year, Creative Keepsakes Craft Shows is putting on Mrs. Claus’ Closet in the Cleveland area from Nov. 4-5. This year, it will conveniently be held at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake. Each year, the show opens on Tuesday with charity benefit preview party called “A Peek in the Closet.” This will be for four hours and requires advanced purchase of tickets. It is a special wine and cheese, “Ladies Night Out”-type of event in which proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio. The main event the following day is an all-day affair with light refreshments available for purchase.

For more details, visit http://www.mrsclauscloset.com and http://www.medinacraftshows.com.

For unique gifts this upcoming holiday season, instead of shopping online or visiting busy retail shops, why not stop by some of these quaint arts and crafts shows? Buy something that came straight from the heart.

Friday Night Cruisin’ @Jack Maxton Chevrolet Sept. 2014


We had such an amazing time at Friday Night Cruisin’ Sept. 2014. Thank you for an amazing season and we hope to see you again next year!

Please enjoy pictures of the classic Chevys featured at the show! Click the image below.

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Vehicle Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Trax


The next big thing is small

Crossovers are big and the biggest ones might be the smallest. The 2015 Chevrolet Trax will arrive soon here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, giving you a Chevrolet option in the fast-expanding small crossover segment.

Big-league technology makes the five-passenger Chevrolet Trax stand out in the segment. Available features will include Siri Eyes Free, new OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, the latest generation of OnStar and Chevy MyLink, and the innovative BringGo navigation app that integrates with your smartphone.

The tidy Trax will offer serious occupant protection. A body structure that is 66 percent high-strength steel forms a protective cage around the cabin. Standard StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control works with traction control and features rollover mitigation, as well, to keep the Trax on-track. A standard rearview camera improves visibility when you back up, and 10 standard airbags include the only rear-seat-mounted thorax airbags in the segment.

When you slide behind the wheel of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax, you’ll be greeted by a dual-cockpit style instrument panel. In the middle, there’s a seven-inch high-resolution display for the infotainment system, rearview camera and available navigation app. The driver gets a bold set of gauges, including a large analog tachometer and digital readouts for other information.

Trim levels for the 2015 Chevrolet Trax will include LS, LT, and LTZ. Every Trax will feature a versatile 60/40-split/folding rear seat and storage galore with pockets in the seatbacks, cubbies in the doors, bins under the rear load area and even a storage drawer hidden under the front passenger seat. The front passenger seat can fold down to allow transport of items as long as eight feet, and the Trax can swallow up to 48.4 cubic feet of cargo.

Crisp styling that includes a dual-port grille and swept-back headlamps firmly place the Trax in the same family as the Sonic, Malibu and Impala. The exterior can be dressed up with front foglamps, front and rear trim that simulates skid plates, and your choice of ten available colors.

The front-wheel drive Trax gets you there courtesy of a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque. The torque is available from 1,850 to 4,900 rpm, which makes the Trax feel strong and confident. The compact 1.4-liter four-cylinder has its turbocharger integrated with the exhaust manifold for tidy packaging, and the cast crankshaft and forged connecting rods inside the engine are up to the task of creating power under pressure. The four-cylinder is paired with a Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic transmission with TAPShift manual control. Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available, as well, for enhanced traction and handling.

The Trax chassis is tuned for precise response and a refined experience. LS and LT trims ride on 16-inch wheels – steel on the LS and alloy on the LT. Trax LTZ trims carry 18-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. The independent suspension features MacPherson struts in front with a beefy stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a compact compound-crank torsion beam design, which leaves plenty of space for cargo, delivers consistent control over wheel motions, and weighs less than other designs.

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax small crossover is engineered to bring excellence and refinement to a fast-expanding segment. This segment of vehicles is the next big thing, and the Trax will lead the pack with performance and features that aren’t offered anywhere else.

Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Family


Small car, big choices

Where do you turn when you’re in the market for a small, spirited hatchback or sedan? The Chevrolet Sonic, available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, is the choice of more and more buyers because it offers lots of choice. There are two body styles and three trim levels, plus extras like the Dusk Package and the Sonic RS sedan. Offering class-leading rear-seat space and cargo capacity, the 2015 Sonic is distinctive and highly-configurable.

The standard powertrain for the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is a 1.8-liter Ecotec four-cylinder that’s paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. This naturally-aspirated engine produces 138 hp and 125 lb/ft of torque. A turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder is also available in the Sonic LS and standard in Sonic LTZ, Dusk and RS trims. The turbocharged Sonic delivers 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque available from 1,850 to 4,900 rpm. The 1.4-liter turbo engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, a combination that returns an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.

The Sonic Hatchback is available in LS, LT, LTZ and RS trims. In addition to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a five-speed manual transmission, standard LS equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels and 10 standard airbags. Also standard are Bluetooth® device integration and the latest-generation OnStar with a six-month trial of the Directions & Connections Plan. Chevrolet MyLink, with its seven-inch color touch-screen and six-speaker audio system, is available. Remote Keyless Entry and the StabiliTrak electronic stability control are included, too.

The Sonic LT Hatchback adds 15-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, a rear-vision camera and a three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Sonic LT Hatchback also features an advanced standard safety package, power windows, a six-speaker premium audio system with USB port and extra available enhancements. You can add the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the Wheels and Foglamp Package with its 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps and spoiler.

The Sonic LTZ Hatchback is the luxury Sonic, with standard Chevrolet MyLink, rear-vision camera, Bluetooth®, Pandora®, TuneIn, and Stitcher SmartRadio compatibility, 17-inch aluminum wheels, handsome perforated leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, foglamps and voice recognition for phone commands. It’s the one to buy when you want a loaded Sonic.

The Sonic RS Hatchback is just as well-equipped as the LTZ, and carries several trim-specific features, too. The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission are standard, and it rides on 17-inch Midnight Silver painted aluminum wheels. Strong four-wheel disc brakes provide confident stopping, and a sport exhaust with chrome outlet underscores an athletic intent that is also accentuated by a unique front fascia, RS-specific grille, rear spoiler, rocker moldings, mirror cap finish and “RS” badges. The interior of the Sonic RS gets leather-upholstered sport seats with suede inserts, and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel.

The Sonic Sedan follows the same pattern. You can get a four-door Sonic in LS, LT, and LTZ trims. The Sonic Dusk package, exclusive to the LTZ Sedan, adds handsome and distinctive exterior appearance features. The Sonic Dusk has its own ground effects, satin aluminum-style trim and 18-inch Pearl Nickel finished alloy wheels. Inside the Sonic Dusk, you’ll get Jet Black leather seats with Mojave Tan sueded microfiber accents.

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic can satisfy a wide variety of drivers with its refinement, wide range of available equipment and trims, and flexible hatchback and sedan body styles. The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic family makes it easy to get exactly what you want without having to buy more than you need.  Come in today to learn more about the 2015 Sonic and see which one you like best.

Vehicle Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Family



 Small car, big choices

Where do you turn when you’re in the market for a small, spirited hatchback or sedan? The Chevrolet Sonic, available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, is the choice of more and more buyers because it offers lots of choice. There are two body styles and three trim levels, plus extras like the Dusk Package and the Sonic RS sedan. Offering class-leading rear-seat space and cargo capacity, the 2015 Sonic is distinctive and highly-configurable.

 

The standard powertrain for the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is a 1.8-liter Ecotec four-cylinder that’s paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. This naturally-aspirated engine produces 138 hp and 125 lb/ft of torque. A turbocharged 1.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder is also available in the Sonic LS and standard in Sonic LTZ, Dusk and RS trims. The turbocharged Sonic delivers 138 hp and 148 lb/ft of torque available from 1,850 to 4,900 rpm. The 1.4-liter turbo engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, a combination that returns an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.

 

The Sonic Hatchback is available in LS, LT, LTZ and RS trims. In addition to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder and a five-speed manual transmission, standard LS equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels and 10 standard airbags. Also standard are Bluetooth® device integration and the latest-generation OnStar with a six-month trial of the Directions & Connections Plan. Chevrolet MyLink, with its seven-inch color touch-screen and six-speaker audio system, is available. Remote Keyless Entry and the StabiliTrak electronic stability control are included, too.

 

The Sonic LT Hatchback adds 15-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, a rear-vision camera and a three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Sonic LT Hatchback also features an advanced standard safety package, power windows, a six-speaker premium audio system with USB port and extra available enhancements. You can add the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the Wheels and Foglamp Package with its 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps and spoiler.

 

The Sonic LTZ Hatchback is the luxury Sonic, with standard Chevrolet MyLink, rear-vision camera, Bluetooth®, Pandora®, TuneIn, and Stitcher SmartRadio compatibility, 17-inch aluminum wheels, handsome perforated leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, foglamps and voice recognition for phone commands. It’s the one to buy when you want a loaded Sonic.

 

The Sonic RS Hatchback is just as well-equipped as the LTZ, and carries several trim-specific features, too. The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and six-speed manual transmission are standard, and it rides on 17-inch Midnight Silver painted aluminum wheels. Strong four-wheel disc brakes provide confident stopping, and a sport exhaust with chrome outlet underscores an athletic intent that is also accentuated by a unique front fascia, RS-specific grille, rear spoiler, rocker moldings, mirror cap finish and “RS” badges. The interior of the Sonic RS gets leather-upholstered sport seats with suede inserts, and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel.

 

The Sonic Sedan follows the same pattern. You can get a four-door Sonic in LS, LT, and LTZ trims. The Sonic Dusk package, exclusive to the LTZ Sedan, adds handsome and distinctive exterior appearance features. The Sonic Dusk has its own ground effects, satin aluminum-style trim and 18-inch Pearl Nickel finished alloy wheels. Inside the Sonic Dusk, you’ll get Jet Black leather seats with Mojave Tan sueded microfiber accents.

 

The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic can satisfy a wide variety of drivers with its refinement, wide range of available equipment and trims, and flexible hatchback and sedan body styles. The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic family makes it easy to get exactly what you want without having to buy more than you need.  Come in today to learn more about the 2015 Sonic and see which one you like best.

 

Tech Tips: Brake Terminology


Tech Tips: Brake Terminology

What you need to know about brake components…

Many drivers don’t think much about their vehicle’s brakes unless they have trouble stopping. What does that squeaking, squealing or grinding really mean, though? The braking system is a complex collection of parts. Here’s a list of basic braking system components to help get you acclimated.

Pads: The brake pads are what convert the kinetic energy of your moving wheels into thermal energy and actually bring you to a stop.  When you press your brake pedal, the pads are squeezed against the rotors (more on those below) to slow and then halt the rotation of your vehicle’s wheels. Some pads have built-in wear indicators that produce a high pitched squealing when the pads need to be replaced. Making sure you get the right brake pads for your specific model is important to ensure even wear, proper stopping and minimal noise.

 Calipers: Brake calipers house the brake pads and are normally found in one of two types: floating or fixed. Dirt or corrosion can negatively impact caliper performance and can even cause them to stick, leading to the pads dragging on the rotors even when the brake pedal isn’t depressed. This can cause reduced fuel economy, overheating and excessive wear.

 Rotors: When you press down on your brake pedal, the pads clamp down onto the rotors (also known as discs) and stop the wheels from spinning. There are various kinds of rotors, including drilled and slotted, which provide less surface area than traditional solid rotors but help distribute heat and minimize wear. Brake rotors are as important as the pads. If you feel pulsing when you decelerate or your steering wheel shakes (sometimes extremely hard), your rotors may be warped. They should be inspected for damage and replaced if necessary.

 Brake Fluid: Hydraulic braking systems rely on brake fluid to convert the force you exert on the brake pedal into the pressure braking components exert on your wheels. Brake fluid also amplifies braking pressure. The Department of Transportation has several classifications for brake fluid––DOT 3 and DOT 4, for example––which reflect a fluid’s boiling point, viscosity and formulation. Consult your owner’s manual or your dealer’s factory trained technicians for information about the type of fluid recommended for your make and model and how often it should be changed.

Brake Line: As most automobiles on the road today have hydraulic brake systems, they also have brake lines that channel the brake fluid to the brakes themselves. Air in brake lines or a ruptured line can cause complete brake failure, so brake lines should be periodically inspected by trained technicians to insure safe operation.

Jack Maxton’s service technicians know the right parts to use for your specific make and model, so whether your brakes are squeaking, squealing, grinding or simply not stopping the way you want them to, the best place to go for brake system diagnostics and service is your dealership. You’ll never have to wonder if they’re using the right parts or the right tools, and you’ll have added peace of mind and confidence behind the wheel.

 

 

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Vehicle Profile: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Family

Better than all the rest

What “Luxury Sports Car” was chosen as the best of them all by U.S. News, based on their independent analysis of published reviews and test drives, plus safety and reliability data? The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, available here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio. Better than anything from Germany or Japan or Great Britain; simply the best. Words like “dazzles,” “remarkable” and “breathtaking” have been thrown around with complete abandon by automotive writers everywhere, and the best part is that this great new Corvette is one of the most affordable sports cars to be found.

Given its startling performance and the universal high-regard the new Corvette has inspired, the car’s $53,000 starting MSRP is even more remarkable; Car and Driver called it a “screaming value,” and AutoTrader called it “simply the best high-performance value on the planet.” After driving the new Corvette, Consumer Guide editors said, “The truth of the matter is, this latest C7 generation of the Corvette is in a performance league where few others can play. And most of those that do cost multiples as much.”

The 2014 Corvette Stingray line offers coupe and convertible body styles, Stingray and Z51 models, and 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims for both models. There’s also a Z51 Performance Package that can be added each of the three Z51 trims.

The 2014 Stingray Coupe 1LT is a lightweight, high-precision two-seat sports car that embarrasses competitors costing many thousands more. An aluminum frame and the latest generation of the vaunted small-block V8 are at the heart of it all. This 6.2-liter V8 produces 455 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque, and it hurls the Stingray to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. The standard transmission is a seven-speed manual with Active Rev Matching and Launch Control. A six-speed paddle-shift automatic is available, and you can adjust it just the way you like thanks to selectable shift feel and shift points. A torque converter with reduced inertia improves shift quality and speed.

Other 1LT features include all-new eight-way power adjustable seats, leather upholstery, Keyless Access and Push-Button Start, a power tilt/telescope steering column, a rear-vision camera, a body-color removable carbon-fiber roof panel, a carbon-fiber hood, a Driver Mode Selector, and a Bose® audio system with nine speakers and a three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The Corvette Stingray Coupe 2LT (MSRP $57,210) is fitted with a variety of popular features and equipment, including heated and ventilated seats with lumbar/wing adjustment and seat emblems, seat position and mirror memory, Bose® premium audio, HomeLink universal remote, auto-dimming mirrors, a color head-up display, one-year SiriusXM subscription, a cargo net and shade, and an enhanced theft-deterrent package.

In Stingray Coupe 3LT (MSRP $61,005), even more luxury is blended into the sport. The 3LT gets a custom leather-wrapped interior with Nappa leather seating surfaces. Navigation, which is available in 1LT and 2LT trims, is standard in the 3LT. The instrument panel in the 3LT matches the interior color, too.

For high-performance lovers looking for the sharpest nail, there’s the 2014 Corvette Z51 (MSRP starting at $57,000). It’s the Stingray for the purist who wants the lightest weight possible. You get the same trims and features as above, plus the availability of the Z51 Performance Package.

The Z51 Performance Package is all business. You get larger wheels in staggered 19-inch front and 20-inch rear sizes with Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport® summer tires; and a dry sump engine oil system to stand up to high performance driving. An electronic limited-slip differential is included, as are performance gear ratios, and there’s extra cooling for the differential and transmission, as well as HD cooling for the engine. The Z51 chassis rides on its own specific shocks, springs and stabilizer bars. Also exclusive to the Z51 is an aero package that reduces lift at high speeds to enhance stability. Larger, 13.6-inch diameter front brakes with black calipers and slotted brake rotors bring confident stopping to match the impressive acceleration. The Z51 Performance Package can be further enhanced with available Magnetic Selective Ride Control and Performance Traction Management.

Available amenities include Competition Sport bucket seats, with solid magnesium seat frames that are lightweight and strong; and a sueded microfiber-wrapped steering wheel in a smaller, 14.1-inche diameter for performance driving. A sueded, microfiber-wrapped Upper Interior Trim Package richens the interior with a microfiber headliner, visors, A-pillar trim, trim above the windshield and rear window and around the quarter windows. The standard body-color carbon fiber panel can be replaced with a transparent removable panel or a Visible Carbon-Fiber panel with body-color surround. The Body Color Dual Roof Package includes both the transparent panel and the carbon-fiber panel, and the Carbon-Fiber Dual Roof Package pairs the Visible Carbon-Fiber panel with the transparent panel. Brake calipers in red or yellow give you options besides the standard dark gray metallic, too.

The standard rear axle ratio for all Corvette Stingray trims is 3.42:1. This delivers a great blend of performance and economy. Available for 1LT and 2LT trims is a long-legged 2.56:1 limited-slip rear end that pairs with the six-speed automatic transmission. Z51 models offer an available 2.73:1 ratio with the automatic.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette inspired AutoTrader writers to say, “You can certainly pay a lot more for rival sports cars, but it’s hard to imagine wanting more than what this revolutionary C7 ‘Vette provides.” See and drive the new Corvette for yourself, and be your own judge. Schedule your test drive today.