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.

Tips for Washing Your Chevrolet

Car Wash | Eustis, FL

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.

Chevrolet Traverse Makes List of Quietest Cars

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.

The 2020 Traverse comes standard with Active Noise Cancellation, which both absorbs and blocks outside noises. It can also eliminate and dampen vibrations as you drive.

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.

The Traverse 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.

Domino’s® and Chevrolet Partner for Easy Pizza Ordering

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.

“New Real People, Not Actors” Ad Highlights 2019 Silverado 1500 Features

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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.

Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt Gets a Spot in the Henry Ford Museum

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.

GM Electric Bikes to Arrive in Europe This Year

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.

Take an Affordable Spring Break Road Trip

Spring Break Beach

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.

New Silverado 6.2-liter V8 Engine Wins Award from WardsAuto

Engine

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.