August Events Near Newnan You Don’t Want to Miss

Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, to test drive a new vehicle and then head out to these August events in your new car. If you are not ready for a new car, be sure to give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance so your current vehicle keeps running properly until you’re ready to pick up a new car.

The Big Fake Wedding – August 13

Love weddings but don’t get invited to enough of them? Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, eat a light dinner, and dance at a reception to see wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta at Atlanta History Center. No gift required!

Piedmont Park Arts Festival – August 19-20

Piedmont Park Arts Festival features 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, and jewelers. It has artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and food vendors at Piedmont Park. The best part is that the event is free!

Southern Wing Showdown – August 20

The ultimate experience for wing lovers, taste wings from 25 restaurants, hear local music, and enjoy a cash bar at Southern Wing Showdown at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Children age 10 and younger are free.

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin –  August 27

Nothing beats some ice cream on a hot day, and we’d be willing to bet that summer won’t relent before the end of August. Taste 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, join an ice-cream eating contest, hear DJ music, and visit the kids’ corner at Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ in Roswell Town Square.

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Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia to test drive a new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointments for maintenance.

Keeping Your Car Green

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Keeping your car green takes a bit of planning, but just with how you drive and the maintenance you perform on the vehicle on a regular basis. Since you need to do maintenance at SouthTowne Motors of Newnan, Georgia anyway, the only thing left is to change some of your driving habits.

Maintenance

Keep your vehicle – even if it’s brand new – properly tuned. This means following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. Check the spark plugs, replace any emission system parts when needed and keep the filters changed. If you keep your vehicle properly maintained, you can improve gas mileage by up to 4 percent. If an oxygen sensor is not working properly, you can decrease fuel economy by up to as much as 40 percent.

Driving Smart

When you can, use cruise control. This keeps your vehicle at an even speed, which saves on gas usage. When you are coming to a light, slow down sooner rather than later. If you time it right, you may not have to come to a complete stop before the light turns green. Starting from any speed is always better than starting from a dead stop as you need less power to get back up to speed.

Don’t tailgate others. They may not be driving economically, and they’ll cause you to drive at uneven speeds, which uses gas. Keep at least six car lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you. Not only does this give you room to maneuver if the vehicle in front of you does something crazy or gets in an accident, but it allows you to keep the same speed even if that vehicle drops a mile per hour or three. You could lose up to 33 percent fuel economy on the highway with rapid acceleration and deceleration.

Additional Ways to Keep Your Vehicle Green

Park in the shade when you can; and use a reflective windshield shade to keep the interior of your vehicle cooler. The air conditioning system will work less to cool off the inside if the interior is cooler to start with.

Remove anything that is not needed from the trunk and cargo areas. Anything that is not needed just adds weight, which uses more gas.

Check your tires to ensure they have the proper tire pressure. If the tire pressure is too low, you could lose up to 3.3 percent fuel efficiency because of the extra resistance on the road, not to mention, extra wear on the tires.

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When it’s time for maintenance, be sure to call our service department at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia to schedule an appointment. Keep your vehicle well maintained to keep it green.

Sweetwater Creek State Park

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If you are looking for something to do, take a road trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park. This park offers tons of activities and allows you to reserve a conference room, your choice of eight picnic shelter and a group shelter. The conference room or the group shelter is perfect for a workplace meeting or gathering.

Jr. Ranger Camp – Level II (Fox Badge)

On Monday, August 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the park will host a day camp for Rangers aged 6 to 12 years who already have their deer badge and want to move up to the fox badge. Activities include various history and nature related events, a hike to the five-story New Manchester Mill Ruins, a pedal boat program, a green building tour, a reptile show and arts and crafts. The cost is $25 and includes the Junior Ranger book and the fox patch. Lunch is not included. For more information call (770) 732-5871.

Sweetwater Creek by Kayak

On Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., enjoy a two-hour paddle through Sweetwater Creek. You’ll be in a tandem kayak. You’ll also take a short hike to the mill ruins so you can see that and whitewater rapids. This event is for those 18 years and older and you must be able to swim. Teens from 12 years through 17 years are also welcome as long as they can swim and have a parent with them. Admission is $25 plus $5 for parking. The kayak, personal flotation device and paddle are included.

Candlelight Hike to the Mill

On Saturday, October 17, November 21 and December 12, 2015, take a mile-ling guided night hike to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester. The October and November time are from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and the December time is from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The trail runs alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Admission is $5 plus $5 parking. The park will provide candle lanterns. Ages 7 and older; and no dogs are permitted. Register and meet at the Interpretive Center. For more information call (770) 732-5871.

The park is located at 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, Georgia, 30122.

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Be sure to stop by SouthTowne Motors to have your vehicle checked for a road trip, have it serviced or to test drive a new vehicle to take to the park.

Driving on a Budget

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Need a new car but don’t have the funds for a current year model? That’s what you may be thinking to yourself. However, there are several great cars for a lot less than you think, some even are 2014 models. It may not be the dream car you always wanted, but it will be a fantastic vehicle for less. Right now at your Newnan car dealer, we have several great options under $15,000. This is great for those with a tighter budget but still want to keep up with the newest styles, trends and luxuries.

For starters, the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic LS is a great car for a range of people. It’s a good beginner’s vehicle due to the easy handling and it’s also perfect for a couple or small family due to the spacious interior. This vehicle is powered by a 1.8L 4 cylinder engine coupled to an automatic 6-speed transmission. Just a few of the great features of this sedan include remote power door locks, tinted glass, a multi-function remote and Bluetooth capabilities. You are also safe in this vehicle due to the plethora of airbags and dusk sensing headlights. At only $14,995, don’t let this one pass you by.

We also have a beautiful 2014 Chevrolet Spark LS for under $15K as well. This cute hatchback is driven by a 1.2L f cylinder engine and has a continuously variable transmission. This futuristic designed vehicle stands out in a crowd and has a stunning leather interior. The outside features a rear spoiler, rear wiper and privacy glass. While the front contains bucket seats, the rear has a wonderfully spacious bench seat. Other great features to note are the transmission hill holder, traction control and more. This car won’t last long so come by today.

Not looking for something current year? Not a problem. We have a fantastic selection of older vehicles that have been previously loved. We have a gorgeous 2008 Cadillac DTS that has only 93,840 miles on the 4.6L V8 engine. This luxury sedan receives at least 18mpg highway and comes with some fantastic features such as eight-way adjustable leather seats and OnStar connectivity. When you see the price of just $13, 995, you won’t believe it. Stop on in at SouthTowne Motors. We look forward to seeing you.

Upgrade on a Budget

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Many of us desire a new vehicle or perhaps you simply are in the market because you need one. No matter the reasoning for it, or whether you want a new or used one, we will have a vehicle to fit your budget. It’s easy to upgrade that old clunker for something more stylish and technology savvy at your friendly Newnan car dealership. Just take a look at the exciting vehicles we have on our sales lot.

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark LS is just the vehicle to get you where you need to go in style. It’s also a great car if you are trying to become more eco-friendly since it gets 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Just a few of the amazing features of this compact car are satellite communications such as OnStar, a tire pressure monitoring system, privacy glass and more. The Chevy Spark comes in a variety of fun colors as well making for customization like nothing else. We have this car for under $15,000.

Everyone knows that Hondas are exceptional quality cars, they’re dependable and they seemingly last forever. If this sounds like a car for you, check out the 2005 Honda Accord LX we have for sale. This beauty has only 114,700 miles on its 2.4L engine and was well-cared for inside and out. Imagine cruising down the road with this sedan and bypassing gas stations with the help of 34 mpg highway. The gray cloth seats have been treated well and the entire vehicle is cleaned and ready to take you where you need to go. At only $10,995, what more can you ask for?

We have lots of fun and exciting cars and trucks to choose from. We even take motorcycles for trade-ins, so we are able to sell these as well. Right now, we have a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle that has only 6,384 miles on it. It is a 6-speed automatic and is in great condition. The detail is beautiful and it is shiny, clean, and ready to go.

Come see the best in cars, trucks, SUVs and more at SouthTowne Motors. When your vehicle needs service, keep our service department in mind.

Truck Month at Southtowne Motors

The month of March is Truck Month and it is the perfect time to get fabulous deals on the dependable Chevrolet trucks you love. The new Silverado 1500 is a sturdy all-American truck that has recently won the North American Truck of the Year Award. Right now, during March, you can take advantage of great deals on this and other Chevy trucks.

The 2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab All-Star edition has a total Truck Month value of $7,541. This includes a cash allowance of $3,500 and an extra discount of $3,291. They even tossed in an optional package discount of $750. This is just one of many options offered on this rugged and dependable full-size pickup. Even the Silverado 2500 HD, both the Crew and Regular cab, has a cash allowance of up to $3,500.

This year’s model Silverado packs a fuel economy punch with its 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that churns out 355 horsepower to give you 16mpg city and 23mpg highway. The towing capacity has upped as well and can now tow up to 11,500 pounds. It was also given the highest overall vehicle safety score from the NHTSA. Even the warranties are impressive which includes a 2-year/24,000 mile scheduled maintenance service. The inside of the new Silverado has been redesigned with comfort in mind. The leather seating, wood-grain accents and modern technology all come together to give you the best in luxury when you least expect it. The MyLink infotainment system keeps you connected while the Driver Alert System keeps you focused on what’s important.

Just want to try out the truck? Try a lease option. There are several fantastic deals on leases for a wide range of vehicles, including the new lineup of Silverado. You can get a Silverado 1500 for $299 per month on a 36 month lease for 36 months for well-qualified lessees. When you’re ready for your next truck, remember to visit SouthTowne Motors to get all of the best deals on Chevy trucks during Truck Month. You might be surprised just how much you can save. We look forward to being able to serve you.

Chinese New Year in Newnan

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The Chinese New Year is one of the most anticipated cultural traditions of the year. This year ushers in the year of the horse, closing out the year of the snake. In ancient Chinese lore, when the start of the year would come, a beast called the ‘Yian’ would rise from the waters and harm animals, people, and even property. In order to fend off the evil doer, they decorated with things that frightened the beast — fire, loud noises, and the color red. That’s why Chinese New Year festivals are so boisterous!

There are many opportunities to learn more about this fantastic heritage. There are events being held throughout the Atlanta area to celebrate this holiday. Below are just a few of them, so load up the Newnan Chevy and enjoy.

The Atlanta Chinese Lunar New Year Festival will be held on February 1 and 2 this year from 10am til 4pm at the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. This event will have two different dances; one lion dance and one dragon dance. There will also be scrumptious snacks, arts and crafts, and other songs and folk dances throughout the two-day festival. Admission is just $5 per person

Love classical music? Attend this free concert with a Chinese flair on Chinese New Year. Celebrate the Year of the Horse with the Vega String Quartet as they perform traditional Chinese music with authentic instruments. The concert begins at noon and will be held in the reception hall at the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Nothing beats attending a free event, especially when the event also has a free buffet. Join Green Ginger in Decatur on Saturday, February 1, for a Chinese New Year event like no other. There will be free food from 11:30am until 2pm and a lion dance show from 12:30pm until 1:15pm. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting event.

If you can’t find an event or activity near you, don’t worry. You can still celebrate the Chinese New Year in your very own home with friends and family. The day before the New Year is for cleaning, decorating, and shopping for the big day. The day of, hold a family dinner, or a Shou Sui, and put on a large fireworks display.

Have a safe and happy Chinese New Year from your friends at Southtowne Motors.

Keeping on Budget with a New Car

Everyone loves getting a new car. The term new means something different from person to person, however. Some people hear the word new and think of a sparkling vehicle that has rolled right off the delivery truck with close to zero miles on the odometer. New to others is a car that’s been previously loved by someone else but is new to them. This is a more attainable goal when looking for a new car when you have a tighter budget to work with.

SouthTowne Motors understands that not everyone can afford a high-end luxury vehicle fresh of the assembly line. That’s why we offer great quality cars that you can still afford under $15,000.

Even with a budget of $15,000 to work with, you can still sometimes find great deals on current year models. Check out this 2014 Chevrolet Spark LS for just $14,353. This small hatchback is great for those who want to save on fuel and still look stylish while doing it. It gets 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway on a 1.2L 4 cylinder engine. Other features this car has are power windows, OnStar communications, dusk sensing headlights, tinted windows and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Need more space with a small budget? No problem. There is a wide selection of vans and SUVs under $15k like this 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT for $13,995. This clean and well-kept van has under 90,000 miles on it and has a 3.8L V6 engine. Some of the notable features this stunning van has are dual air conditioning zones, power heated mirrors, adjustable pedals, a roof rack, reclining rear seats and a removable third row.

The Kia Soul has taken the world by storm. Right now at your Newnan dealership, you can take advantage of some fantastic prices on these fabulous vehicles. The 2010 Kia Soul is powered by a 2.0L 4 cylinder engine and comes with a wealth of tech savvy features. Bluetooth capabilities come standard as well as audio controls on the steering wheel, remote power door locks and power mirrors and windows. There is a sunroof, iPod and AUX connections and two 12V outlets. This stylish hatchback is just $10,995.

So when you’re ready for a new or gently used car, visit the best dealership south of Atlanta.

October Events

It’s that time of year again for spooky events and frightful activities. There are numerous things to do around the Newnan area. For those who do not mind a short drive, there are even some great attractions near the Atlanta area.

If you want to stay around town and crave a thrill, check out the 13 Stories Haunted House. There are 5 attractions in this haunted house that will leave you screaming, literally, for more. Tour through their 54,000 square foot haunted house, Vertigo, Horror Hill Zombie Alley, Clown Haud 3D and then 13 Xtreme. They say this haunted house is one of the most horrifying around. They do have ‘chicken doors’ if you can’t take some of the disturbing scenes. This isn’t for the faint of heart. Tickets range from $10 to $30.

Stone Mountain is known for its many wonderful attractions. Aside from the usual fun and family-friendly attractions, during the month of October, they are having their 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival. During this event, there will be Spookley’s A-MAZE-ING Adventure Maze, Pumpkinpalooza, a pie eating contest, dozens of arts and crafts and even a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt. The fun starts at $22 for children and $28 for adults.

The Atlanta Greek Festival is happening October 3rd through the 6that the Greek Orthodox Church in Atlanta. There will be food, dancing, singing and tons of authentic Greek arts and crafts made by the local Greek community. Want to learn how to cook the delicious Greek food? Live cooking demonstrations will be held throughout the event. There are also exhibits that will teach you all about the Greek culture and customs and highlight contributions to the Americas. Admission is just $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Little 5 Points is having their Halloween Festival and Parade on October 19th from Noon until 10 pm. There will be loads of live entertainment all over the area and food and artist vendors galore. Be sure to take part in this one-of-a-kind event at this historic location.

Another great city to visit for the best Oktoberfest event is Helen, Ga. This little Alpine town that mimics a German city holds a parade and many festivities throughout the month. This year they are celebrating their 43rdAnnual Oktoberfest. There will be beer of all kinds and dozens of local stores selling festive arts and crafts.

Have a safe and fun October from SouthTowne Motors.

2014 Stingray

Chevrolet is always reinventing their best vehicles. Recently, there has been buzz about what the new 2014 Corvette Stingray is to look and drive like. Well, the wait is over. They have just revealed the new sports car in Detroit at the Russell Industrial Center with hoards of onlookers watching in anticipation.

This highly anticipated coupe is priced starting at $51,000. Of course, there are many options and upgrades and different features you can add to make it your own. You can use the online Stingray configurator to get a good guesstimate on what you might be spending should you want one of these remarkable vehicles.

This car was reinvented from the ground up with the word ‘precision’ in mind. They managed to build a lightweight car with a ton of power and an aesthetically pleasing appearance. This, they call the Stingray. It has been designed with performance in mind and has a hood extractor, brake cooling and powertrain cooling for optimum driving performance.

Everything from the exterior design to the comforts inside were thoughtfully and carefully planned out. The headlamps and taillights were sculpted very elegantly with proportion and beauty. These lights give crisp and clean brightness and efficiency.

The interior is just as spectacular with the genuine Nappa leather which is perfectly smooth to the touch and free from blemishes. The instrument panel is also an amazing feature to behold. It has an 8-inch Hi-def screen that shows the driver real-time performance data. There is also an available Heads-Up Display which project crucial data in front of the driver. Imagine not having to look down at anything as you’re driving. Everything you need is right in your line of vision.

There are two different versions of the driver’s seat available; the Grand Touring seat and the Competition Sport seat. Both are built on a lightweight frame. The main difference is that the Competition Sport seat provides more comfort and support while driving.

Of course, the most important piece of information everyone is waiting for. The driving force coupled to this new machine is a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine that is sure to give the driver at least 460 ponies with a speed of 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

This magnificent vehicle will be available soon at your Newnan car dealer. You can preorder or wait til they hit the lot. Stop by SouthTowne Motors and take a look at our extensive inventory of other vehicles as well.