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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Is Out to Change The Game

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How does the current crossover SUV segment look? It’s a whole lot flashier now that the Chevrolet Blazer has returned to form with its latest incarnation. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has debuted and its ready for drivers. Looking for something to drive and enjoy that isn’t a sluggish SUV or bulky crossover? Don’t stray away from the latest Chevrolet product that has set itself apart from the pack. We’ll go over all the details, but keep in mind how the makers of the Blazer view their sharp new product.

“For the midsize two-row crossover customer, the business case was that they weren’t looking for body on frame. Same thing with off-roading — that’s not what this Blazer was ever going to be. There are a few things about it that you could call Camaro-esque. But our intent all along was to offer dry road performance, like a sports sedan. Some competitors have more emphasis on utility; this one has more emphasis on the sport,” said Blazer engineer Larry Mihalko.

Details of the Flashy New Blazer

The standard powertrain for the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is the hearty 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive in the base trim. The 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar engine included in the Premier trim carries 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque and is the standard powertrain with the RS and Premier trim, and works as an available option for the L and Base.

The 2.5-Liter Ecotec inline-four engine provides drivers with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque is standard for L and Base trim. The V6 engine also has front or all-wheel-drive options and all Blazer options carry high-performance cross-axis ball joints for greater lateral stiffness, according to Chevrolet. With a combined 29 mpg, the Chevrolet Blazer helps drivers by providing a reasonable fuel economy for owners.

Full of Features, Packed With Modern Technology

Additional features that make the Blazer worthwhile and modern is the hands-free power liftgate, wireless charging, and six USB ports. For owners that use their Blazer for towing, they can use the Hitch Guidance feature, which helps aid the aligning process for a driver to hitch a trailer with a view of the center line on the rear vision camera. The Hitch View provides a top-down view of the hitch so drivers can see just where the hitch ball rests. Drivers are going to love driving the Blazer today more than ever before. This is made easier thanks to the large 8-inch touchscreen. Available features include a rear-seat DVD player that is a part of an infotainment system that makes rides more fun for others.

This is a new product that differs from the previous Blazer that had a production run from 2001-2008. The all-new Blazer offers a 0-60 time of just 6.5 seconds with the 3.6-Liter V6 and starts at only $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Premier trim begins at $43,895 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

For those looking for a smaller SUV, the newest line-up offered by Chevrolet includes the Trax and Equinox. Drivers that want a little more space, but no sacrificing on behalf of the power, the Blazer is a perfect fit.

Experience The Difference of Chevrolet Today

We hope to accommodate everyone who wants a test-drive with the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. We carry the latest Chevrolet vehicles and take pride in offering a large quality pre-owned variety that will make all customers happy to test-drive.

We have a dedicated service center for your current vehicle for all maintenance and repair work. Make a service appointment so we can help with all your repair needs. We’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Find all that and more at Miami Lakes Automall right now!

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Quality Servicing And Repairs Done Right

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When a vehicle needs to be repaired, would an owner be better served to take matters into their own hands or take the vehicle to a trusted service center? YouTube has millions of videos with tens of thousands of videos added every day, but those videos don’t carry the same experience and training that is applied to our service members. We’re sure to be able to handle much more than any videos can provide and in a timely manner., In most cases, we’ll have any vehicle returned to the owner in less time than if the owner attempted the repairs on their own.

Vehicles are machines that have many moving parts and require maintenance on a regular basis. Oil changes, replacing brake pads and car batteries are common issues, but we are certified to handle even the most difficult of maintenance or repairs. Let’s go over the various maintenance work and when to expect to come to our service center.

What Services Are Available?

Oil changes, which involves lube and a filter change, are a regular servicing task. We suggest to come in for oil changes every 3,000 miles. If full synthetic motor oil is used, this will provide up to 10,000 miles of use before replacement oil is needed. At the same time, tires should be rotated to make sure they wear evenly.

Looking for new tires or to patch a current one? We can guarantee you leave with the proper solution for nearly any vehicle. We also adjust tires to the proper tire pressure with every visit.

Battery service and replacement is normal as well, every two or three years. Let us test the battery and replace any battery that is testing low voltage. Nothing is worse than being stranded with a dead battery. We’ll properly dispose of any old battery.

Brake servicing requires proper attention to detail and we’ll make sure brakes are properly tended to. We advise a visual inspection of brake rotors and brake pads every 5,000 miles. We’ll examine brake lines and hoses at 15,000 miles through our multi-point inspection. At 30,000 miles we will measure each brake pad and disc. We have the proper training to know what to look for and how to address any issues. Don’t neglect brakes. Doing so can end up costing more than brake maintenance and even be dangerous.

Less Common Maintenance Work We Can Handle

Have an older vehicle? Just got new tires? Front end alignment is extremely important to ensure a vehicle goes on the right path and keeps tires from going bald. If you notice any tire is uneven or the vehicle veers to the left or right instead of moving straight, bring it in because we can correct that problem with a proper alignment.

Transmission repair and replacement is a service we handle as well. Whether the transmission requires an overhaul or replacement, we have the tools and knowledge to get it down.

Coolant replacement or flushes are necessary and should take place every 60,000 miles and flushed again after 30,000 miles and beyond that mark over the course of a vehicle’s lifetime. We will correctly dispose of the radiator fluid with a coolant replacement and keep a vehicle from overheating with a coolant flush.

Miami Lakes Automall Is Your Automotive Super-Store!

Our professional sales staff will help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall. We’re excited to help our customers with any buying, leasing or selling needs today.

We also carry over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are truly pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d want in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for.

If you’re in need of any servicing or repairs to your current vehicle, we’ll happily help you out. Our professional service team is here to help. Stop by today for any of your automotive needs, even if you haven’t shopped with us before. We look forward to seeing you today!

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All-New 2019 Mid-Size Silverado Begins Production

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Chevrolet pulls off surprise reveal of the 2019 Silverado 6500HD at NTEA The Work Truck Show, seen here with dump truck upfit. Credit: Chevy

Chevrolet has been hard at work to produce their first-ever medium-duty Silverado. The concept was first introduced at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. This vehicle has been produced in a partnership with Navistar International. In January 2019, the production for the new Medium-Duty Silverado began rolling off the line and into Chevy dealerships. The all-new Chevrolet 4500/5500/6500 trucks are listed as Class 4, 5 and 6 vehicles. The 2019 Mid-Size Silverados are already being produced in Springfield, Ohio. So, what makes these larger and strong vehicles impressive and newsworthy? Let’s get into the history and how far Chevrolet has come to step back into the mid-size truck segment in a big way.

Chevrolet’s History With Mid-Size Trucks + All-New Silverados

These are the first medium-duty trucks Chevrolet has put out since their run of the Chevrolet Kodiak, which produced from 1980 to 2009. These vehicles are a bit smaller than the Kodiak, however, their strength is improved with more recent technology allowing for improved maneuverability, factory air-suspension and stands to be the most customer-focused medium-duty trucks on the market today.

The all-new Silverados have already gathered the prestige to change the industry thanks to a dedicated team driven that worked tirelessly to ensure these vehicles were ideal for those looking for mid-size trucks that can operate effectively and easily. Lots of questions and work requirements paved the way for Chevrolet to answer the bell and provide answers for those who needed trucks like the all-new 2019 Silverado Mid-Size line-up.

“Chevy’s designers and engineers were obsessed with making this Silverado the most customer-focused medium duty truck of any major competitor. By customer-focused, I mean work-ready trucks that are easy to upfit, easy to drive, easy to service and easy to own,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet.

Silverado Solutions For Their Customers

First and foremost, the cost of upkeeping these special and unique Silverado trucks came to mind for buyers and investors. The solution to truck frames that rust was to come up with a factory-painted frame with singular piece frame rails that are smooth and carry through-the-frame fuel fill lines so they don’t interfere with body mounting. The frame couldn’t be compromised leaving behind the rear axle to handle longer cargo boxes without reinforcements. Chevrolet came up with Seven Cab-to-Axle options ranging from 60 to 162-inches and five unique axle-to-back-of-frame length sized in 8-inch increments.

Another obstacle was coming up with a good design that wouldn’t require technicians to need ladders or remove any vehicle parts to access under-hood components for any repairs. So, Chevrolet made a lightweight, front-hinged “clamshell” hood that allows for easier access than ever to work on the vehicle, no ladder required. Chevrolet didn’t stop by making the vehicle easier to repair, it made the cabin totally different.

Further Improvements For the All-New 2019 Mid-Size Silverado

A factory-installed rear air suspension, which is not available for rival brand Ford, helps to reduce vibration and harshness while driving. Owners will be able to know the inset doors are triple-sealed and this will prevent wind and road noise from entering the cabin. The Silverado is going to have both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive options. A 6.6-Liter Duramax diesel engine that operates with 350 horsepower and an impressive 700 lb-ft of torque makes up the powertrain for each Silverado.

The interior will have a built-in 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot (paid data plan needed) and wireless cellphone charging to set this line-up apart. Owners will enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities as well. More than 400 commercially-focused Chevrolet dealerships will carry this new line of vehicles. The starting price for the 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 regular-cab chassis cab with a 141-inch wheelbase will begin at less than $47,999 MSRP (plus destination fee.)

Let Miami Lakes Automall Be Your First Choice

For all things Chevrolet, we’re ready to assist with any purchase, leasing, buying, trade-in or otherwise. Our customers love our no-hassle approach towards making a great deal. We carry all-new Chevrolet vehicles, including the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Should you need any servicing, repairing or maintenance we can help you get your vehicle up and running like new with a service appointment and a visit to our service center today! We look forward to being your home for all things automotive at Miami Lakes Automall.

 

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Silverado Stays True To Its Name

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The Chevrolet Silverado finished 2018 with very similar numbers to 2017. This success happened despite rival brands Ford and Ram introducing all-new generation pickup variations. The Silverado sold 585,581 vehicles, more than 49,00 more vehicles than the rival Ram trucks over the course of 2018. A large reason for the sustained success came on the strength of the new Durabed truck bed produced by Chevrolet. A high-strength steel bed that was larger by 10 cubic feet from the previous model and included Best-in-class cargo volume, box length, and box depth. A stronger hauling experience for customers was matched by an improved interior.

Chevy Giving What Customers Want

Across the industry, the latest wave of pickup trucks hitting the market included a focus on increased levels of comfort for drivers; Chevrolet kept up with those demands. A wide range of choices begins with the least expensive base model, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck begins at $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee). Drivers would want power from their pickup, but not settle for a lackluster interior for superior power. For customers that want the most out of their pickups, they would opt for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country.

Drivers in 2018 fell in love with the High Country interior appointed with leather upholstery, a large 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, ventilated and heated front seats and heated rear seats for passengers. Modern technology surrounds the interior from wireless charging to multiple USB ports for the driver and passengers to use. Many made the 2019 Silverado High Country their own and didn’t have to pay a huge premium to get the best Silverado on the market. The crew cab trim for the High Country starts at $57,795 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Where The 2019 Silverado Stands

The 2019 Silverado placed in the pickup Olympics. Even with the competition being fierce, Chevrolet knew they had a good product on their hands and 2019 looks to be an even more impressive year for Chevy. Americans have a growing obsession with the full-size pickup truck segment and the Silverado is one of the reasons why.

“The Silverado has been making a slow transition to the 2019 model year. Once full production gets online in the starting months of 2019, will get a better idea of the Silverado’s market presence,” said Jeremy Acevedo, data strategist at Edmunds.

What To Expect In A Chevy

Chevrolet owners can expect great value and durability; the latest technology, well-engineered vehicles and recognition from top automotive sources. Interested buyers will be happy with the latest Chevrolet Silverado and its strong powertrain options. The 5.3-Liter V8 eight-speed automatic and 6.2-Liter V8 with 10-speed automatic transmission both offer more than a 5 percent improvement in city fuel economy, now hitting 17 city MPG. The highway miles per gallon has gotten better as well, getting drivers up to 23 mpg for the 2019 Silverado. Models with the four-wheel drive and 6.2-Liter V8 gain an impressive fuel economy of 16 city and 20 highway MPG. The latest Chevy trucks were successful in 2018 and look to have another fantastic year in 2019.

Test Drive Chevrolet With Us

We have many options to help our customers drive the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado. We welcome you to test-drive with us and experience all the technology and comfort offered in the Silverado. Our professional team is ready to assist you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in offers.

Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to help our customers. Come to Miami Lakes Automall now to start your Chevrolet journey!

Chevy Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at Virginia International Raceway

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Supercars are known for being fast, not just normal fast, like superior speed that can only be obtained on race tracks. Few tracks are as tough as the Virginia International Raceway. But that didn’t stop the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to set a production-car lap record on the 4.1-mile Grand Course West at Virginia International Raceway with a remarkable record time of 2:37.25.

Winning By No Other Measure Than Pure Speed

To watch the exciting action and exact moment when the 2019 Corvette ZR1 set the record. You’ll be able to see from the driver’s point of view the entire experience.

Five-point harnesses, complete with harness bar attached and track seating, the record-setting stock Corvette ZR1 coupe was stocked with the available paddle-shift eight-speed automatic, including the ZTK Performance Package. An adjustable carbon-fiber High Wing, a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires with unique chassis and Magnetic Ride Control tuning to make the 2019 Corvette ZR1 secure in its victory on the track.

“The Corvette ZR1’s lap record at VIR, arguably America’s most challenging road course, is a testament to its supercar status,” according to Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “On the racetrack, the ZR1 can compete with any supercar — at any price.” That’s the confidence Corvette has with its top vehicle and many would agree, including us.

Special New Design

The incredible 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 was designed to take performance to a new level and the results are clearly shown. A stunning new chevron-patterned carbon-fiber halo hood and engine cover were made to have a lightweight feel that protect the unique engine that Corvette ZR1 has. As you can imagine, this vehicle is packed with wicked power.

Complete with a 6.2-liter Supercharger V8 engine that gets 755 horsepower and 715-lb-ft of torque, this is one monstrous engine that is a marvel to behold and experience. In fact, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s top speed is the fastest of any Corvette ever made at 212 MPH.

With a hardtop convertible that can retract even at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, this is a modern piece of luxury and speed that few people ever get to experience, but that doesn’t have to be you.

Where You Can Drive and Buy Chevrolet Corvettes

With a unique look and design, you can feel the speed and luxury of a Corvette when you shop at Miami Lakes Automall. Our current exciting line-up of Chevrolet Corvettes include both new and pre-owned vehicles. Allow our team of professionals to help you decide which vehicle is right for you when you stop by. We’ll be happy to talk Corvette vehicles with you any day, seven days a week!

 

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Introducing the All-New 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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Imagine owning a compact SUV that can do it all. The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a versatile and modern compact SUV designed with buyer’s needs in mind. The redesigned 2018 Chevy Equinox is 10 percent lighter than the previous model and it has the innovative tech and design that most modern vehicles now include. In addition to its spacious interior cabin, the Chevrolet Equinox also features plenty of advanced safety and entertainment equipment.  

Interior

The interior cabin of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox caters to drivers of all sizes. For those tall drivers, there is plenty of room in the front of the cabin as well as the rear seats. Entering and exiting the SUV is also incredibly convenient – the step-in height is low enough to the ground for smaller passengers and the doors have wide openings to make entering the vehicle easier. The base trim, the 2018 Chevy Equinox L, is equipped with power windows with rear, driver, and passenger express up and down. Steering wheel controls, driver seat map pocket, and assisted handle for front and rear passengers.

The all-new Equinox offers exceptional entertainment features and many features come standard throughout the 2018 lineup. Standard equipment on the Equinox L is the Chevrolet MyLink audio system with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen that offers AM/FM stereo with seek/scan and digital clock, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones with voice-activated technology and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible phones. The highest trim level, the Equinox Premier 1.6L trim offers an upgraded MyLink audio system that includes an 8-inch diagonal color touch screen that allows drivers to customize and manage entertainment throughout the vehicle and GPS navigation system that maps in 2D and 3D.

Advanced Safety Features

“The Chevrolet Equinox ramps up its awareness and protection capability with an even broader range of available technologies designed to assist drivers in everyday situations,” said Ray Kiefer, General Motors Active Safety technical fellow. “From daily driving to parking and crash avoidance, it can help the occupants avoid trouble altogether.”   

The 2018 Equinox safety features not only enhance the driver’s awareness while on the road, but they also offer camera-based technologies that can assist the driver to react faster and avoid potential threats. New for the 2018 model year is Surround Vision, a technology that delivers an accurate view of the Equinoxes perimeter. Available on select trims, Surround Vision provides a 360-degree view of the vehicle and gives drivers a more confident approach while parking and backing up. Another advanced safety feature includes StabiliTrak electronic stability control system which helps enhance control especially during emergency maneuvers while adjusting the brakes and engine torque to keep drivers on their intended path.

LISTEN UP, PARENTS! This one’s for you –  Chevy’s Teen Driver program. The Teen Driver programs is a configurable feature that allows parents to customize their teen’s vehicle settings through with a special key fob, and it also provides parents with an in-vehicle report about their teen’s driving habits.

On top of other safety features, the 2018 Chevy Equinox also includes Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert with following distance indicator, Low-speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Performance

The Equinox engine is packed with a decent amount of power under the hood. The Equinox L is equipped with a 1.5L Turbo engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque that’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This standard engine is also available in 2.0L turbo and 1.6L turbo-diesel with a new 9-speed automatic transmission partnered with the 2.0L turbo. For buyers on the hunt for a bit more turbo power, the Equinox Premier comes standard with a 1.6L turbo diesel engine that delivers 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque that’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is also a standard feature with available all-wheel drive as well. Additionally, the AWD system is switchable and enhances the vehicle’s fuel efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle when it’s not in use or needed.

Interested in taking the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox for a test drive? Stop by Miami Lakes Chevrolet located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for our available 2018 Inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!

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What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and Electric Vehicles?

What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and EVs

What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and Electric Vehicles?

Tax season is here, and in the spirit of tax season, we would like to clarify a commonly misunderstood tax credit myth within the automotive industry. You have probably heard that some PHEVs and electric vehicles (EVs) are eligible for a tax credit, but do you know what that means?

Many people think a tax deduction is the same thing are the as a tax credit, but unfortunately that is not the case. A tax credit is a credit the government may grant tax payers for various things, like the purchase of an EV or PHEV, but taxpayers only benefit from the tax credit if they owe taxes for that tax year. Although it is not money in your pocket, that tax credit can still be very beneficial if you typically owe the government each year. Read the rest of this entry >>

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WardsAuto 10 Best Engines, Chevy Volt + Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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Wards Auto just released their list of “10 Best Engines of 2017” and a couple of them are available at Miami Lakes Automall — the 2017 Chevy Volt and the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Both vehicles are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that offer drivers the option to run on pure electricity, gas or a combination of both.

1.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder: 2017 Chevy Volt

For the second year in a row, the engine in the second-generation Chevy Volt has made Wards list of 10 Best Engines. The engine is a Voltec 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, which is paired to a two motor drive unit. The Volt can travel up to 53-miles on pure electricity and when all of the systems works together the Volt has a fuel economy of 106 MPGe and a total driving range of 420 miles. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Make Your Thanksgiving Road Trip with Your Pet Easy + Safe

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Are you going on a Thanksgiving road trip this week? Any chance you might also be bringing a pet with you? Sometimes traveling with a pet can be a challenge, but don’t let the stress of figuring out the best way to travel with a pet ruin your Thanksgiving. We have some tips and gadgets to make your Thanksgiving road trip with the little guy or gal as easy as possible.

Tips and Tricks

  • Prepping the animal for the ride is key for a painless drive. This means a few weeks before start taking the dog (or cat) for a ride around the block. This will get them used to being in a vehicle and allow for them to be more comfortable and relaxed on the road trip which in the end is beneficial to you and them.
  • Never leave the animal in the car! It doesn’t matter if it is hot or cold or the window is cracked, just don’t! This can make the pet anxious which could result in many things from them destroying you car to getting sick. Also, it is not uncommon for someone to see a pet in a car and get angry and break a window in an attempt to get the pet out of the car, especially if they don’t know that it has only been in there a couple of minutes.

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2 Chances to Win 2 Free Tickets to KISS 99.9 Stars & Guitars

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This year’s Stars & Guitars concert is sold out, but luckily, Miami Lakes Automall is giving away two pairs of tickets to fans who participate in our two contests on Facebook. If you were bummed you missed out on tickets, just visit our Facebook page and submit an entry in each of our contests.

Caption This Contest

All you have to do is write a caption in the comments under the Facebook post and use the hashtag, #StarsAndGuitars. Get creative and don’t be inappropriate. The caption with the most likes wins two free tickets to the show on Nov. 7.

Submit a Photo of You at a Country Music Performance

All you have to do is post a picture of you at a country music performance as a comment under the Facebook post and use the hashtag, #StarsAndGuitars. Get creative and don’t post inappropriate photos. The caption with the most likes wins two free tickets to the show on Nov. 7.

About KISS 99.9 Stars & Guitars

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