Which Music Streaming Service Is the Best?

musicMusic streaming has been around for a while now but it’s safe to say it is here to stay, and it is awesome. The benefits are numerous: no need to fumble with CDs, no need for terrestrial radio that plays the same songs over and over and over again, no need to dig around the internet for hours looking for new music. Only one problem—which music streaming service is the best?


The bottom line is that if you aren’t interested in subscribing to a service, Pandora is your best bet. Most music fans agree that Pandora’s radio algorithms are the best. It might be because they were one of the first to do it.


The most popular music streaming app, Spotify works best when you pay. Their radio isn’t too hot but their interface is very intuitive. It’s easy to save the music you like and to build playlists. Spotify offers over 30 million tracks to choose from.


Tidal is relatively new to the marketplace and this fact plays into its inherent advantage over other services: fidelity. Only with Internet speeds what they are now could you market yourself as Tidal does, for audiophiles. Beyond streaming lossless audio files at high-speed, Tidal offers a great interface and a fantastic selection.

Brilliant Design of Chevy Bolt Is the Result of GM and LG Partnership

Chevrolet BoltDevelop a vehicle as advanced as the Chevrolet Bolt and you may have to explore new research models. This is exactly what GM had to do, as it explained in a recent press release. The automaker decided against keeping all of the research and development in-house and instead chose the renowned technology firm LG to help them flesh out the details of the Bolt.

The way Mark Reuss (GM executive VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain) explains it, the decision makes perfect sense. “By taking the best of our in-house engineering prowess established with the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, and combining the experience of the LG Group, we’re able to transform the concept of the industry’s first long range, affordable EV into reality.”

The GM and LG partnership was truly collaborative. For some components, like the onboard charger, the battery heater and the instrument cluster, GM used LG-designed components. For other components, such as the electric drive motor, GM designed the component first and then LG constructed it.

The Chevrolet Bolt has the ability to travel more than 200 miles on a single charge.

Chevy Supports the American Cancer Society During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthFor the fifth year in a row, Chevrolet and General Motors are urging employees to raise money for the American Cancer Society to help fight breast cancer. For 2015, the stated goal is to raise more than the $1.2 million drummed up last year for the ACS through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® walks.

Chevy supports the American Cancer Society again this year, urging dealers and customers to participate in the fight against breast cancer—be that by volunteering at events, sponsoring and participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks, or by making donations to the ACS and other worthy causes that support research. The employees of Langs Chevrolet are dedicated to helping in any way we possibly can, and we urge our customers to take time out to support this noble cause.

“This is a cause close to the hearts of millions of people across the country and Chevrolet is offering individuals a number of ways to show their support,” said US Chevy Marketing VP Paul Edwards. “Through our efforts the past five years, we’ve helped the American Cancer Society raise more than $4.4 million for its programs to Find New Roads in the fight against breast cancer.”

American Cancer Society Making Strides of Dayton will take place on Saturday, October 17th at Fifth Third Field starting at 8AM. For more information on the race, visit the event website.

Things to Do in Dayton This October

OctoberIt’s October at last, and we at Langs Chevrolet are happy to celebrate one of our favorite holidays once again. Halloween is just around the corner, and Dayton is the perfect place to celebrate the season. There’s plenty to do and a lot to see, so here’s just a brief list of things to do in Dayton this October.

Haunted Attractions

Ohio is the single biggest state in America in terms of haunted attractions, and a lot of them are located in and around Dayton. There are three haunts in Dayton proper: Slash Moraine, Riverside Jaycees Castle of Carnage and Trail of Terror, and Dayton Scream Park. Favorites like the Springboro Haunted Hayride and Black Blog and The Land of Illusion are all within short driving distance, and award-winning attractions such as The Dent Schoolhouse, Halloween Haunt at Kings Island, and The Lewisburg Haunted Cave are all within an hour’s drive.

Family Fun and Festivals

Halloween isn’t just about the spooky stuff. It’s a time to enjoy the crisp autumn air by sharing a walk among the corn stalks and a time to pick out a pumpkin for carving. Dayton’s got plenty of places to do both, including the Niederman Family Farm Fall Festival, Tom’s Maze and Pumpkin Farm, Sizemore Farm Pumpkin Patch, and Cowvin’s Corny Maze at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Bring the little ones for a day of fall-time fun!

Hauntfest on Fifth

Once the kids have gotten their candy and are safely in the care of a babysitter, stop down to the Oregon District for this year’s 30th annual installment of Hauntfest on Fifth. 2015’s theme is “Halloween Nostalgia,” so expect to see a lot of people dressed up like their favorite childhood superheroes. Tickets are $5 in advance at local businesses and at the door from 7-8PM and $10 thereafter. Bring a costume and a trick or treat bag, and be sure to drink responsibly!

1 Millionth Corvette Has Been Restored

corvetteTragedy struck last February when a massive sinkhole appeared in the middle of the National Corvette Museum. The sinkhole swallowed eight of the museum’s Corvettes, one of which was the one millionth Corvette Chevrolet had produced. Now, thanks to Chevrolet, it has returned to its former glory.

According to a Chevrolet press release, the one millionth Corvette has been restored.

23 years ago, the one millionth Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line for the first time. Now, the white convertible has rolled off the assembly line once again.

Thanks to a team of 30 talented craftspeople at Chevrolet, the old Corvette looks brand new.

“As the one and only one millionth Corvette, its preservation was important to us as the designers of the vehicle – and as Corvette enthusiasts,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design, in the press release. “The damage was significant in many ways; however we have one of the most highly skilled specialty shops and team of people in the industry, so they were fully prepared to take on the challenge.”

The one millionth Corvette now once again serves as a star attraction of the National Corvette museum.

5 Places to Get a Bite to Eat in Beavercreek

With two malls and various shopping centers, Beavercreek is a city with a lot of restaurant options. Deciding can be difficult, so we thought we would help out. Here are 5 places to get a bite to eat in Beavercreek.

  1. Beavercreek Pizza Dive

We’re starting our list with a restaurant with Beavercreek in the name. The pizzas here are freshly prepared and full of irresistible ingredients.

  1. City Barbeque

You’re sure to get a hearty meal with a smoky flavor at this barbeque joint. It also helps that Graeter’s Ice Cream is next door!

  1. Ritter’s Frozen Custard

Speaking of frozen desert delights, Ritter’s has long served as a gathering place for both teenagers and adults in the Beavercreek area.

  1. La Columbiana Restaurante

For something a little bit different and exotic, check out La Columbiana. This restaurant is full of delicious dishes from Columbia that are sure to satisfy even the hungriest of customers.

  1. Cherry House Café

You don’t have to stay at home to get a taste of homemade cooking. The Cherry House Café has homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner items available.

2016 Chevrolet Volt’s Electric Range Is Officially 53 Miles

We at Langs Chevrolet have been speculating about it for a while, but now the official numbers for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt’s electric range are out: 53 miles and an EPA-estimated mileage of 106 MPGe.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt – Coming Soon!

We’ll give you a moment’s pause to say, “Wow.”

According to Chevy, people who already own a first-gen Volt cover about 80 %of their day-to-day driving distance on EV power alone, which means the 40 % increase from the second-gen model should lead to exponentially greater savings for new owners.

Chevy expects about 90 % of all driving to be electric with the 2016 model—so trips to the gas station should be even more infrequent. Even when heading on a long trip, with a full charge and a full tank, 2016 Volt owners should be able to cover about 420 miles before needing a stop. That’s because—excluding electric power—the 1.5-liter engine still gets an excellent 42 miles to the gallon!

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition & Z71 Trail Boss Unveiled

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Current Chevy Colorado Available at Langs!

Chevrolet has unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss which offer new styling and equipment for customers who want their trucks to stand out.

The Midnight Edition casts an imposing stance with an all-black design theme that extends even to the grille, bowtie emblem, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. It also includes a spray-on bedliner, Chevrolet-logo sill plates, and a folding tonneau cover—all in black as well.

The Z71 Trail Boss is a more adventurous take on the Colorado. An off-road suspension package, more aggressive tires, and off-road-inspired appearance tweaks let everyone know your truck means business.

“These are aggressive editions of one of the country’s hottest-selling truck, demonstrating the personalization that’s possible with Chevrolet accessories, whether it’s for the street, trail or both,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager.

Both the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss will be available at Langs Chevrolet this fall.

Dayton’s Best Parks to Visit This Summer

parkSummer in Dayton wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the city’s nearby parks. These facilities offer visitors some of the most breathtaking and beautiful sights in the city. We’ve assembled a list of Dayton’s best parks to visit this summer so you don’t miss out!

Carillon Historical Park

History comes alive at Carillon Historical Park. This park is overflowing with the heritage of Dayton. On display are the original 1905 Wright Flyer II and an 1835 steam locomotive. For a journey back in time, Carillon is the park for you!

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

Visitors of Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark soon discover a collection of beautiful flowers and trees. A
color wheel of nature is on display at this park. There’s even an interactive Children’s Discovery Garden for the little ones!

Carriage Hill MetroPark

Carriage Hill MetroPark invites guest to learn all about life on the farm. This historical site lends some insight on agricultural life in the Dayton area. Farm animals inhabit the property, while demonstrations teach you how to do things like make butter.

Cox Arboretum MetroPark

Cox Arboretum is a massive 189-acre facility that is home to a variety of trees, shrubs, and other plant life. Plant science and conservation lies at the heart of the park. The arboretum is also home to a Butterfly House and a Tree Tower that offers breathtaking views of the area.

RiverScape MetroPark

RiverScape offers a scenic trail along the Great Miami River. If you rent a bike, you can travel along the path. It’s a great place to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Make sure to escape to RiverScape this summer!

Chevrolet Funding the Daytona Rising Project

checkered flagRacing is one of the most exhilarating experiences imaginable. Contestants face off against one another to cross the finish line and achieve eternal glory. No place is better for racing than Daytona. That is why Chevrolet is helping fund the Daytona Rising Project.

The Daytona Rising Project is an initiative to transform Daytona International Speedway into a gigantic motorsports stadium, the first of its kind. The Daytona Rising project is not just for racing fans. The stadium will have premium restaurants, shopping areas, and attractions nearby.

According to a press release from Chevrolet, the automaker is a multi-year partner of the $400 million dollar endeavor. As such, part of the stadium will be named after the company.

“We’re excited to showcase Chevrolet’s legendary brand at DIS as part of DAYTONA Rising,” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III in the press release. “Their activation will elevate the race day experience at the new motorsports stadium and continue to make them an integral part of the Speedway experience.”

While we may be here in Dayton rather than Daytona, that doesn’t stop us at Langs Chevrolet from getting excited about this new speedway! We look forward to hearing more about the new Daytona stadium that is rising up.