Washing your Chevrolet can be a rewarding experience and a great way to keep your ride looking clean and shiny. But operating your own personal car wash comes with a unique set of challenges and risks. Follow these helpful tips for keeping your Chevrolet looking like new.
Pick the best products
It’s important to know what soaps and chemicals are safe to
use on your vehicle. Common household soaps, cleaners and detergents will
likely damage your vehicle’s finish. To avoid this, always use automotive
solutions specifically made for washing vehicles.
Use high-quality materials
Be sure you’re using optimal materials to scrub your
vehicle’s surface. Lamb’s-wool mitts and natural sponges work best. Cleaning
with abrasive towels and similar materials might also leave scratches on your vehicle.
Employ the right technique
Maintain the right technique while cleaning. Move your
cleaning material of choice lengthwise down your vehicle, and avoid scrubbing
in circles, which can leave small but damaging scratches behind. Make sure your
Chevrolet is already soaked with water before you begin washing it since this
will give the sponge or cloth a better surface to move across. Plus, always use
a different sponge on your tires to avoid accidentally transferring their dirt
and grime onto your car’s body.
With these tips at your disposal, you’ll have your Chevrolet looking nice and clean in no time. If you notice any damage while washing your vehicle, call Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida, to make a service appointment.
U.S. News & World Report compiled a list of The 17 Quietest Cars for 2019. The cars on this list work to keep outside noises from reaching the cabin and help you relax on rides. The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse was one of the vehicles on this list, thanks to its sound-absorbing features.
Traverse comes standard with Active Noise Cancellation, which both absorbs and
blocks outside noises. It can also eliminate and dampen vibrations as you
Not only is
the cabin of the Traverse quiet, but it is also comfortable to sit it. The three-row
SUV can fit up to eight passengers and offers available leather-appointed
seating, as well as available ventilated and heated front seats. The available
Dual SkyScape® two-panel power sunroof also provides a great view of the
sky and lets in ample sunlight to make the interior feel more spacious.
also helps keep you entertained with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which
comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen. You can listen to your playlists and
answer phone calls, thanks to Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration.
You can learn more about the interior features of the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse when you take it out for a test drive at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.
Chevrolet has been providing drivers with innovative vehicle safety and connectivity technology for years. Now, Chevrolet has introduced Marketplace, the first-ever in-vehicle commerce platform in the auto industry.
For the platform, Domino’s® and Chevrolet partner to make it
easier than ever for you to order Domino’s® pizza. All you have to do is
create a Domino’s® Pizza Profile, which includes your preferred stores, payment
method information and preferred delivery address. Then, link your profile to
your Chevrolet vehicle.
Once you save your preferences, you can order Domino’s® through
Marketplace all while sitting in your vehicle. You can choose to have the pizza
delivered or you can pick it up in the store. Better yet, you don’t even have
to pay extra for Marketplace. As long as you have a properly equipped Chevrolet
model that’s the model year 2017 or newer, you can utilize the service.
Not only is Chevrolet the first to offer an in-vehicle
commerce platform, but its team up with Domino’s® makes Marketplace the first embedded
pizza-ordering option within any vehicle. Domino’s® is also the very first
pizza restaurant to be featured on Marketplace.
We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet are proud to offer Chevrolet vehicles that contain the impressive Chevrolet Marketplace. Take a test drive in one of our many Chevrolet vehicles and see all the great technology that the vehicles have to offer.
Chevrolet released a new advertisement that showcases the impressive Durabed in the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The “Real People, Not Actors” ad highlights the integrity and functionality of this new pickup bed by having real people comment on the truck.
The ad begins in a warehouse at night, with the only light
shining down on the 2019 Silverado 1500. A host leads a group of participants
to the Durabed, where people describe the bed as “sturdy” and “huge.” The
Durabed is lit up by the available LED bed lighting, showcasing the lighting’s
power, with a participant even remarking that it “lights up the entire bed.”
Another feature emphasized in the spot is the 120-volt
outlet that’s built into the Durabed. Once a chord plugs into the outlet, other
lights come on in the warehouse, revealing the eight trims of the Silverado
1500. It’s a unique way of both showing the effectiveness of the outlet and the
huge amount of trims.
We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet are proud to offer the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 on our lot. Stop by for a test drive to check out the Durabed and other great features.
General Motors recently donated a pre-production model of the self-driving Chevy Bolt, an all-electric hatchback that boasts one of the highest electric driving ranges in the auto industry, to the Henry Ford Museum’s “Driving America” exhibit.
This exhibit shows the growth of innovation in the auto industry over the last 150 years, from the oldest surviving American-made car, the 1865 Ford Roper, to the earliest racing cars of the 1960s. It also has more modern additions such as the first hybrids dating from the early 2000s. As one of the first fully electric cars to incorporate self-driving tech, the Chevy Bolt definitely enhances the vehicle’s “green car” models on display.
GM and Ford may be fierce rivals, but as America’s two biggest native automakers, in many ways they’re partners. GM donated $5 million to the Henry Ford Museum back in 2017, recognizing the value of a museum in preserving American auto history in the Motor City.
Ford plans to display the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt at the very front of the “Driving America” exhibit, according to museum curator Matt Anderson. The Bolt will be the first vehicle the Henry Ford Museum displays that uses self-driving technology, making its inclusion even more special.
Stop by Vann Gannaway Chevy to test-drive the Chevy Bolt for yourself. Or take one of our other shiny new 2019 models for a whirl.
You might not realize it, but General Motors is very dedicated to the future of electric vehicles. In fact, it has already produced two popular electrified cars, the innovative Chevrolet Volt and the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. In Europe, however, GM is also focusing on something else, electric bikes.
The brand’s electric bikes, which are branded as ARĪV eBikes, are set to go on sale later this year in Europe. Last year, GM held an online crowdsourcing campaign to help choose the name for the eBike brand. In the end, ARĪV came out as the winner.
There will be two models available, the Merge and the Meld. The Meld is a compact bike, while the Merge can be folded to make it fit into even smaller storage areas.
When fully charged, the bikes can drive up to 64 kilometers (39.76 miles) and reach speeds up to 25 kph (15.53 mph). It takes about 3.5 hours to fully recharge the bikes. The bikes will come with a companion app that will let owners track its charge status and other valuable information. There will also be a USB port on the bike so riders can charge up mobile devices, too.
The bikes will go on sale in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany late this spring with a price between $3-4K.
Contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet for more news about GM. You can also stop by our dealership to test-drive a shiny new Chevy 2019 model.
A spring break road trip is a great way to escape the daily grind, but it can also take a toll on your wallet depending on where you go. Luckily, there are a number of affordable spring break destinations, especially if you’re willing to take a road trip. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach setting or simply a change of pace, there’s an ideal spring break location for everyone.
Travel Channel recommends taking a trip to Washington D.C. While most people don’t think of the U.S. capital as a spring break destination, it has tons of history, lots of free museums and galleries, and iconic landmarks. Plus, there are a number of great places to stop along the route from Florida to D.C.
Looking for something a little closer to home? Visit Sanibel Island, Florida. It’s best to visit this area between February and April, however, if you want to find shells along the shore. Plus, the sandy beaches provide a comfortable place to relax, and it’s less crowded than other beaches in the state during spring break.
Lastly, New Orleans, Louisiana is another great, budget-friendly destination. The city boasts a dynamic nightlife scene, Southern comfort food, and a historic French quarter. Plus, if you avoid airfare and opt for road-tripping, you can save even more money.
Contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet if your vehicle needs a tune-up before you embark on your spring break road trip.
The new Silverado stands out from the competition. The latest reason is that it just earned an award from WardsAuto. The new 6.2-liter V8 engine was ranked on the Wards 10 Best Engines List, offering Dynamic Fuel Management to save you money at the gas pump without sacrificing power. The massive engine is the largest and most powerful gasoline V8 in the segment.
WardsAuto evaluates every all-new or improved engine available in the US, gauging factors like power, torque, fuel economy, noise, and innovative technologies. Judges were particularly impressed by the Dynamic Fuel Management system, which works to alternative between eight- and four-cylinder modes to save on gas when possible. According to Chevy, the new 6.2-liter V8 engine generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, and it’s paired with an innovative Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission.
“Chevrolet first introduced its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system in 2005, and Dynamic Fuel Management is a natural progression of the technology,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer. “Dynamic Fuel Management enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power you want, seamlessly delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy.”
In addition to the innovative engine, the new Silverado comes with a lighter design, cutting 450 pounds compared to previous model years thanks to a new mixed-material design. Offered in regular, double, and crew cab body styles with available 4WD, the Silverado is perfect for everyone. To learn more about it or go for a test drive, contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.
While some people don’t mind blending in with the crowd, many of us like to express our own personalities and find ways to stand out. At the end of this month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet will showcase unique ways to customize the all-new 2019 Silverado.
It will display four custom trucks that feature numerous accessories and parts for the 2019 Silverado. These trucks will show customers how easy it can be to create a truck that suits their needs and lifestyle.
Hugh Milne, Silverado marketing manager, said, “With a full catalog of accessories and performance parts, we offer exponentially more ways for customers to build their ideal truck. And, unlike certain aftermarket components, these are designed, engineered and validated to the same engineering standards as the Silverado itself, and backed by Chevrolet.”
The updated accessories and performance parts include items like illuminated bowtie emblems, step kits, tonneau covers, brake systems, and cargo bed storage boxes. The GM-designed parts are built to fit and work precisely with the redesigned Silverado. In addition, if installed at a Chevrolet dealership, they are covered by a warranty.
You can take a look at these new accessories and part online at Chevrolet.com/accessories. Contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet for more information about delivery and installation.
Living in Florida has a variety of benefits. One of those is living so close to so many beautiful beaches. However, after spending a sunny day at the beach, the inevitable happens—you get sand in your car or truck. Here are a few tips on how to get that sand out of your car.
Shake It Out
Once you get home from the beach, carefully take everything out of your car and shake it out. This includes the floor mats and any seat protectors you might have. When you are planning a trip to the beach, it is a good idea to use covers on the seats and floors, or at least towels, if you don’t have anything else.
If sand does get in your carpet or upholstery, you need to get it out as quickly as possible. This is because as it works itself into the carpet, it can eventually break apart the fibers. After shaking everything out, use a strong vacuum to suck up all the sand. Make sure you get in between all the crevices. Use a damp microfiber cloth to clean up any remaining particles. You can also use q-tips to clean in hard-to-reach areas.
If you need a new vehicle to take to the beach, or you’re just looking for some new floor mats to help keep the sand contained, contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.