Autumn is the best time of the year to get out in nature to see the changing leaves and feel the cool air before winter comes. Here are some of the best scenic fall spots to visit in Bourne.
The historic Bourne Farm hits the spot if you’re looking for autumnal vibes. In addition to their pumpkin patch, the farm is surrounded by trees and sits on the Salt Pond, where you can see the fall leaves reflected in the water.
Cape Cod Canal Bikeway
Another great way to see the leaves is to take your bike to the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway. Running right along the canal, the bikeway has breathtaking water views and towering trees on both sides of the canal.
Bourne Scenic Park
If you want a longer trip, Bourne Scenic Park is perfect for camping. It has lots of amenities, as well as cabins for rent. Tucked in your cabin on a chilly fall night surrounded by trees will get you in the mood for Halloween.
Bourne Sisters Woodland
Bourne Sisters Woodland is a lovely place to take a walk and see the leaves. The 22-acre wood has two trails, one of which takes you past a stunning bright red cranberry bog. The woodland is like something out of a fairytale, with berries and mushrooms growing wild and a huge population of songbirds.
Before taking a road trip, bring your vehicle in for a tune-up at Copeland Chevrolet Hyannis. Schedule an appointment online today.
With autumn on the way, the leaves will soon start changing color, and there’s no better place to appreciate those bright reds and golds than Cape Cod. Take your Chevy to some of these beautiful nature trails, and keep in mind that the trees in Cape Cod tend to change later in the season.
Scorton Creek Walking Trails
The Scorton Creek trails in the Shawme-Crowell State Forest are a perfect place to view the fall foliage. Located off Route 6A, also known as Old King’s Highway, the trails consist of a few short loops that are easy to hike.
Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands
The Bell’s Neck Conservation Lands are a perfect spot for a hike, with stunning views of the Herring River in addition to the copious trees. The walking trail is a little under three miles long, so if you’re looking for a hike that will take around an hour, this is a good spot.
Beech Forest Trail
Another short and easy loop that takes you through just under a mile of beautiful, towering trees is the Beech Forest Trail. This trail is near the Cape Code National Seashore, so it’s a perfect place for a quiet hike in the woods after a trip to the water.
Province Lands Bike Trail
Another National Seashore trail is the Province Lands Bike Trail. This trail is much longer at 6.6 miles and is perfect for biking near the beach. There are picnic tables and restrooms along the trail too, so you can stop for a bite to eat before you go back to exploring the leaves.
Summer is ending and the school year is beginning once again here in Hyannis, Massachusetts. If you’re the parent of a young student attending Barnstable Public Schools, the back-to-school transition is the perfect time to ensure your car is ready for the fall season. Follow this vehicle maintenance checklist to make sure your family’s car is ready for morning drop-offs and afternoon carpool rides.
Replace those brakes
Having operational brakes are crucial so you can stop when a child crosses the street in front of you or a school bus comes to a sudden stop. As pedestrian and school bus traffic increase here in Hyannis, make sure your brake pads and rotors can bring your car to a sudden stop.
Replace wipers & clean the lights
Some mornings can be dark and foggy here in Hyannis, where our coastal town can get very rainy. Ensure you have good visibility when it’s wet or cloudy outside. New wiper blades will keep the raindrops off the windshield. Bright headlamp bulbs and clean lenses can illuminate your path when the sun hasn’t risen yet.
Summer drives are a great way to soak in the warmer temperatures here in Hyannis while building memories with those you love. Here are some fun road trip destinations in Cape Cod to check out.
Route 6A wanderings
Hit up Route 6A to glimpse some of the oldest villages in the States, like Sandwich, Yarmouth, and Brewster. Make sure to check out some of the Cape’s best beaches like Nauset and Skaket, as well as the more secluded dunes found at Cape Cod National Seashore. Stop at Provincetown to get a photo op at Pilgrim Monument, the location that commemorates where the Pilgrims first landed in America before traveling on to Plymouth.
Pack some bikes when loading up your Chevy, then head to the scenic Nauset Bike Path for a pleasant day of cycling. The route culminates in views of the “Three Sisters” lighthouse towers. Bonus tip: grab dinner at one of Eastham’s restaurants like Brickhouse or Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar before heading home.
A drive-in date
Catch a movie at Wellfleet Drive-In this summer for a retro way to enjoy a film with your family. It’s the only drive-in theater on Cape Cod ever since it opened back in 1957.
The Copeland Chevrolet Hyannis team wishes you and yours a safe and enjoyable summer. Remember to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your Chevy this season.
Want a new Chevy but want to stay true to your environmentally conscious lifestyle? Consider going with one of the brand’s electric models.
There are quite a few advantages to going with a vehicle that’s powered by a Chevy electric battery. For starters, Chevy electric batteries were designed to have a quiet, responsive performance that combustion vehicles can’t match. The upcoming Silverado EV is predicted to go from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.
Additionally, the brand’s electric offerings can go farther than ever before. The 2022 Bolt EV can travel 259 miles on a single charge, while the Bolt EUV has a bit shorter range — 247 miles, to be exact. And, if you don’t mind waiting a bit longer to bring home an electric Chevy, the Silverado EV promises a 400-mile range so you can go longer between charging sessions.
Convenient charging is yet another reason to go with a Chevy electric battery. The 2022 Bolt EUV, for instance, has a Dual Level Charge Cord. This means that you can use it with either a Level 1 or Level 2 charging device, to expand your options when you’re exploring someplace new and need to find a compatible charging station. And Chevy has made great strides toward making charging more accessible for Chevy EV owners, as evidenced by current partnerships with EVgo and Qmerit.
Find out more about Chevy EVs and their long-range batteries when you call us at Copeland Chevrolet Hyannis. Or, better yet, stop by in person to take one of our EV models for a test drive.
Warmer weather means that you and your Silverado have even more options for day trips and weekend getaways near Hyannis, Massachusetts. Here are a few summer activities to enjoy with your truck as you build memories with those dear to you.
Whether you prefer to pitch a tent on the ground or set up one in your truck bed, the Silverado is the perfect companion for summer camping trips. The model’s spacious Durabed has ample room for the outdoor gear and food supplies you’ll need for a fun outing in the woods or by the coast.
Take a scenic drive
Immerse yourself in views of the bay and view historic sites when you take a scenic drive on Route 6A. The route stretches from Bourne to Provincetown, making for a pleasant 65-mile-long day trip.
Have a drive-in date
Discover a new film or revisit a favorite one when you head to a drive-in movie theater with your Silverado and your loved ones. Wellfleet Cinemas, Marshfield Drive-In, and Falmouth Drive-In are just a few sites to check out in the Cape Cod area.
Contact us at Copeland Chevrolet Hyannis for more ideas on how to enjoy your truck and maximize the summer season. And make sure to ask us about Chevy accessories like truck bed tents and bike racks so your Silverado is prepped and ready to go for warm-weather excursions.
Regular oil changes are important to the best performance and longevity of your vehicle. Here is a guide to the types of motor oil so you can choose the right motor oil for your vehicle and driving needs.
Traditional Or Conventional Oil
Made from petroleum, conventional oil is affordable but contains impurities. This impure formula results in less than stellar performance at extreme temperatures.
Synthetic oil boasts fewer impurities than traditional oil, making it able to handle extreme temperatures whether at the high or low end. Thanks to its refined formula, it costs more than conventional oil.
When you mix conventional oil with synthetic oil, you get a blended oil. It’s longer-lasting than conventional oil and costs more, but still falls behind the quality of synthetic oil.
Gone The Distance
If your vehicle has more than 75,000 miles on it, you’ll want to reach for high mileage oil for your next oil change.
How To Choose
Whether you focus your drives within the city limits or prefer long distances on the highway, you should opt for a synthetic oil. Climate is another consideration, and typically, a synthetic oil is your best option whether you’re in a warm or colder climate.
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a thrilling sports car, but it’s also a vehicle for change. The sale of the potent Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition earned Operation Homefront a donation of $3.6 million. The sale, which happened at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, is a record holder, besting the amount raised by the sale of the first retail 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. That sale, although impressive, was $600,000 less.
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit. It helps military families in need.
“The proceeds from the sale of this sensational Corvette Z06 will go a long way to helping us help our military families overcome their financial hardships and have the opportunity to thrive in the communities – our communities – they’ve worked so hard to protect,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront.
Notable Features of the New Corvette
The 2023 Corvette Z06 delivers thrills on the road thanks to its naturally-aspirated V8 paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which generates a thunderous 670 horsepower rating. It launches the Corvette to 60 mph in a matter of seconds — approximately 2.6 seconds.
The look of the Corvette is a sight to behold. Compared to the sleek Stingray, the Z06 has wider fenders, fascias, and quarter panels to create an imposing silhouette.
The beloved Chevrolet Silverado is stepping into a new era with the debut of the all-new Silverado EV. This highly advanced truck offers all the power and capability you expect out of a Silverado, as well as an impressive electric range.
The new Silverado EV will kick off with two models: the RST and the commercial WT. Both offer an estimated 400-mile range, as well as fast-charging capabilities that can restore 100 miles of charge in only 10 minutes. This is in part thanks to a new body architecture, the Ultium Platform, which also provides independent front and rear suspensions and four-wheel steering.
The EV truck doesn’t forgo any of the Silverado’s traditional power with this change, however. The RST delivers:
780 lb-ft of torque
up to 10,000 pounds maximum trailering
It also offers a 40/60 rear seat, a Multi-Flex Midgate, and a Multi-Flex Tailgate, so you can maximize your bed space.
No need to worry about being caught out on a low charge, either — owners will have access to the Ultium Charge 360 network, which comprises more than 100,000 public charging points in the U.S. and Canada.
Reservations on the Silverado EV are available now, and after launch, the Silverado EV will be available in a variety of models and starting prices, so you can choose the one that fits your particular needs. Contact Copeland Chevrolet Hyannis for the latest updates on this revolutionary truck.
The braking system, especially the brake pads, is one of the most important parts of your Chevy SUV. If you notice any of these issues, get to the Copeland service center as soon as possible and let us make your Chevy safe to drive again.
Squealing or rattling
If your breaks are making unusual noises, it might be time to get the brake pads replaced. Squealing noises when you hit the brakes indicate that the pads have worn down, and driving on them for too long can be dangerous and do damage to your braking system. A rattling noise when you brake could mean the pads are loose.
Vibration when braking is another sign that your brake pads are going bad. Brake pads that are too worn or have worn unevenly can cause vibrating. The vibrations could also be from debris built up on the pads, overheating that causes adhesive to melt, or a number of other issues.
It takes longer to stop
Brake fade, when your car takes longer to slow down and stop, can be caused by worn brake pads. If you notice your brakes fading, it’s urgent that you get the braking system checked out and the pads replaced.
It pulls to the side
A symptom of brake fade is the brakes pulling to one side. Sometimes the brakes don’t wear evenly on both sides, and if one side is stopping faster than the other, it causes the vehicle to pull to the faster side when braking.