NHTSA Awards 5-Star Ratings to 5 Chevy Models

2022 Chevrolet Equinox | Eustis, FL

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is one of the two most prestigious auto safety testing agencies in the country. For the 2022 model year, the NHTSA has given its top 5-star safety rating to five vehicles in the Chevrolet lineup.


The classic muscle car, the Camaro, was one of the five, while the other four were SUVs. Two subcompact crossovers, the Trax and Trailblazer, the compact Equinox, and the midsize Blazer performed exceptionally well in three crash tests including Frontal Crash, Side Crash, and Rollover.


The NHTSA also notes whether vehicles have recommended crash prevention technologies. Active safety tech is standard on the Trailblazer, Equinox, and Blazer, and Chevy will add standard Chevy Safety Assist to the Trax and Camaro in future refreshes.


Chevy’s 5-star-rated vehicles have an option for every kind of driver. The Trax, for instance, is small and easy to maneuver, boasting excellent fuel economy, but it doesn’t sacrifice peppy performance and interior space. The other subcompact SUV, the Trailblazer, is much more geared toward off-road adventures, transitioning easily from daily driving to weekend trips to the lake.


The Equinox is a super versatile family hauler thanks to its increased cargo space, while still being small enough to maneuver around the city. The midsize Blazer, with its 4,500-pound towing capacity when properly equipped and sporty performance and styling, blends form and function seamlessly.


And, of course, the Camaro is perfect for drivers who want a thrilling sports car without sacrificing their safety, especially when you add available safety tech like Forward Collision Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.


Get a closer look at these impressive Chevrolet models at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida.

Ways to Celebrate Spring in Eustis, FL

Tulips in the sun | Eustis, FL

Spring has officially sprung in Eustis, Florida, and while we are blessed with excellent weather year-round, it’s hard to avoid the urge to get swept up in the season. If you’re looking for some activities to ring in the season with cheer, keep reading for some of our favorite ideas.

  1. Visit Trout Lake Nature Center: This gorgeous nature center right here in Eustis is a local treasure. Covering approximately 230 acres of land, this preserve features gorgeous trees, amazing scenery, and plenty of fresh air. Trout Lake Nature Center was founded to help educate Eustis natives about wildlife conservation.
  • Get active on Lake Norris: The Lake Norris Conservation Area is one of our favorite places to explore, and with the lovely spring weather it really comes alive. Bring your bike, dog, or horse to explore one of Lake Norris’ many trails, or haul your kayak out to Blackwater Creek for a day out on the water.
  • Get a green thumb: It’s easy to believe that one of the sacrifices of living in sunny Florida is missing out on tulip season, but that just isn’t true. You can mimic the cold weather the bulbs need to take root by storing them in an empty refrigerator, then planting them in winter. By the time spring rolls around, they’ll be in full bloom.

Don’t forget to celebrate the changing seasons by getting your spring tune-up here at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.

Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition Celebrates Major Milestone

Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition Celebrates Major Milestone | Eustis, FL

The year 2023 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Corvette, one of the most iconic cars of all time and the longest-running nameplate of any car you can still buy today. Throughout those 70 years, the Corvette has gone through eight model generations, each time setting a new bar for style, performance, and technology.

To celebrate, Chevrolet is launching the 2023 Corvette Stingray and Z06 models with a special 70th Anniversary Edition package featuring unique exterior colors, optional stripes, and exclusive wheels with commemorative center caps.

The Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition will also have a beautiful two-tone interior in ceramic leather with either GT2 or Competition Sport seats. They’ll have red stitching, red seat belts, and a steering wheel and seat inserts in sueded microfiber for extra comfort and style.

“Passion for Corvette runs deep at Chevrolet and this anniversary is extra special because of the excitement and sales success we’ve achieved with the eighth generation of America’s iconic sportscar,” said Steve Majoros, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “Even after 70 years, Corvette still makes hearts race and kids dream of the open road.”

Other cool features will include red brake calipers, a custom luggage set with red stitching and exclusive 70th Anniversary Edition logos on the exterior, interior, and custom luggage set. The car will be limited, so make sure to call Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida, to reserve yours before they’re all snatched up!

Best Accessories for Your 2022 Chevy Blazer

2022 Chevrolet Blazer | Eustis, FL

What could possibly make your 2022 Chevy Blazer even more versatile and stylish than it already is? The answer is easy: accessories from Chevrolet! Here are a few of our favorites here at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida.

Illuminated bowtie emblem

Show your Chevy pride with an illuminated bowtie emblem for the grille of your Blazer. This striking accessory comes in black with illuminated, backlit surround material to help your SUV stand out even more.

Roof-mounted carrier

Do you enjoy taking your boat out on Lake Eustis, Lake Apopka, or the multitude of other waterways in the area? Top off your Blazer with a handy roof-mounted carrier from Thule®. You can choose among specially designed options for a canoe, a kayak, or a paddleboard.

Integrated cargo area liner

Make the cargo bay of your Blazer more useful — and protect it from wear and tear — with an integrated cargo area liner. This accessory covers the cargo floor and rear seat backs, and it even works when you fold the second row down. It’s easy to clean and protects against mud, stains, and wet messes. It’s also made from grippy material to keep your cargo from sliding around.

For help purchasing and installing these or any other Blazer accessories, be sure to contact our parts department at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet!

Here Are the Best Accessories for Your Chevrolet Equinox

Here Are the Best Accessories for Your Chevrolet Equinox | Eustis, FL

Every 2022 Chevrolet Equinox comes loaded with great features, but you don’t have to stop there. Chevy offers tons of great accessories designed especially for the Equinox, and choosing the right ones will help you match your new SUV perfectly to your lifestyle and tastes. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of the best Equinox accessories to make your SUV even greater.

Hitch and roof carriers

If your kayak, paddleboard, water skis, or bicycle go wherever you go, a hitch-mounted or roof-mounted carrier for your Equinox is sure to make every adventure more convenient. Chevy sells a wide variety of high-quality Thule carriers to fit your favorite sporting gear.

SPORTZ Cove by Napier

The SPORTZ Cove by Napier is a handy portable tent that fits over the rear end of your Equinox. It’s perfect for picnics, camping trips, and emergencies, providing a shady awning and zip-up screen to keep you sheltered from the rain, wind, and pesky bugs.

Premium all-weather floor liners

Want to keep your Equinox looking like new? Consider investing in premium all-weather floor liners for the first and second row. These accessories are designed to precisely fit your Equinox’s floors and keep dirt, mud, and debris out of the carpet. They’re also easy to clean!

To learn more about Chevy Accessories, purchase them, or have them installed, contact us here at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida. Our parts and service departments will be happy to assist you!

How to Customize Your Chevrolet Silverado HD Truck

How to Customize Your Chevrolet Silverado HD Truck | Eustis, FL

The Chevrolet Silverado HD is renowned for its versatility — whether you’re looking for a workhorse or a capable family vehicle, the Silverado HD delivers. And thanks to a vast variety of genuine Chevy accessories, you can tailor your truck to everything from family getaways to contracting work. Here are a few ways to customize this heavy-duty truck to suit your needs.

Truck bed accessories

Protect your cargo with a tonneau cover, available in both soft- and hard-top versions. Whichever you choose, you’ll be protecting your gear from the elements — and prying eyes. You can also keep your tools from rattling around on your drive from job site to job site by opting for a bed-mounted toolbox. And if you need even more ways to organize your gear, go with the truck bed storage system with pull-out drawers.

Exterior cargo management

The Silverado HD is the perfect partner for weekend adventures. If you need more storage space than its class-leading cargo box has to offer, choose a hitch-mounted cargo carrier to bring along your gear. Other handy hitch-mounted carriers include a bike carrier and a ski rack.

Want to shop for the latest Chevrolet Silverado HD accessories? Find ways to upgrade your Silverado HD at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida.

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Gain New Features

The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban gained a host of new features for the latest model year. With broader powertrain options and enhanced infotainment technology, these two SUVs offer the functionality that busy families demand.

Greater V8 availability

If you’re hungry for power, you’ll be glad to know that the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban now offers the 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 on the RST, Z71, and Premier trim levels. Plus, on the RST and Z71 trim levels, you can opt for available Magnetic Ride Control. This fast-reacting ride technology comes standard on the Premier and High Country trims.

Better handling

The newly available electronic limited slip differential provides sports-car-inspired athleticism and enhanced traction. If the system detects wheel slip, it shifts power to where you need it to help you regain control.

Enhanced trailering

The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban make trailering easier with 13 available camera views. You’ll be able to monitor your cargo and your surroundings with new views, including a picture-in-picture side view, a rear trailer view, and view inside your trailer, if you’ve attached an accessory camera.

More tech tool

Thanks to Google Built-In, you’ll be able to use the power of your voice to control everything from your car’s navigation to its climate control settings. On top of that, it makes everyday driving easier with its newly standard safety technologies – Front Park Assist, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

If you’d like to get behind the wheel of a new Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban, come to Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida.

Chevy Trailblazer Is One of the Best Cars for Camping

The Chevrolet Trailblazer certainly lives up to its name, allowing you to enjoy adventures in the great outdoors. And according to the panelists at U.S. News & World Report, the Trailblazer is one of the best cars for camping.

Judges praised the SUV’s spacious cargo bay and roomy rear seats. Thanks to its 25.3 cubic feet of storage room behind the second row, you’ll have plenty of room to bring along a duffle bag, a tent, coolers, your tackle box, and other adventure gear. Fold down the backseat to access 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space — enough to accommodate long items like skis or a kayak.

Plus, with 39.4 inches of rear legroom, the Trailblazer isn’t just a family hauler — it’s spacious enough to accommodate your friends, so you can bring some buddies along for your next hunting or fishing expedition.

In addition to its roomy cabin, the Trailblazer helps you stay connected even when you’re off the beaten path. It boasts a standard 7-inch touch-screen infotainment display, wireless smartphone compatibility, USB ports for charging, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot.

For the most adventure-ready Trailblazer, opt for available all-wheel drive on the ACTIV trim level. It’s armored with a front skid plate, sport terrain tires, and an off-road-tuned suspension.

Check out the Chevrolet Trailblazer today right here at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida.

Advantages of Buying Certified Pre-Owned

2019 Chevrolet Equinox | Eustis, FL

Buying certified pre-owned involves buying a used car that has gone through a certification process to ensure it is in good condition. Many manufacturers have CPO programs that make buying used a lot more appealing. If buying used is financially attractive but you have concerns about a used car breaking down, check out the benefits of buying certified pre-owned.

Minimum requirements

Most CPO vehicles must meet a set of minimum requirements before they can be considered for certification. Chevrolet requires vehicles to be no older than six model years, have no more than 75,000 miles, and pass a vehicle history report.

Multi-point inspection

To become certified, CPO vehicles must go through a multi-point inspection. Chevrolet’s 172-point inspection is one of the most comprehensive in the business and involves reconditioning any component not up to the manufacturer’s standard of quality.

Factory-backed warranty

If you buy a Chevrolet CPO vehicle, you can feel confident in your purchase thanks to a six-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. And if you change your mind about the car, you can exchange it for another CPO vehicle within three days or 150 miles.

There are many more perks to buying used as well as buying certified pre-owned, especially from Chevrolet. Visit Vann Gannaway Chevrolet to learn more about the Chevrolet CPO program and to explore our wide inventory of used and pre-owned vehicles in Eustis, Florida!

How To Clean Your Used Chevy in Eustis, FL

It’s always exciting when you buy a car, whether it’s pre-owned or brand new. When you bring home your new-to-you Chevy in Eustis, Florida, it can be tempting to get behind the wheel right away. However, if you purchased a used Chevy, one of the first things you should do is clean it and then resolve to clean it consistently moving forward.

Wipe down the steering wheel

Remember that your Chevy’s previous owner and potentially others had their hands on the steering wheel. Use disinfectant to wipe down the steering wheel and get rid of any gunk that has built up.

Remove the headrest

Before driving your used Chevy home, remove your headrest or put a towel over it so your head doesn’t touch the headrest before you get a chance to clean it. Then, you should scrub and sanitize all the headrests as soon as you can.

Wash the upholstery and mats

Thoroughly vacuum and wash the car’s upholstery, including all the creases and crevices in between the seats. In addition, remove your floor mats and scrub them with shampoo and water.

Replace the cabin air filter

Make sure you are breathing fresh air in your pre-owned Chevy by replacing the cabin air filter with a brand new one and spraying the intake vent with a disinfectant. This helps ensure your ventilation system is fully sanitized without smoke or particulates lingering.  

If you’re looking for a reliable used Chevy, contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet and schedule a test drive in one of our models.