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.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer Named Good Housekeeping Institute’s Best Midsize SUV

2020 Chevrolet Blazer | Eustis, FL

This year, the Good Housekeeping Institute partnered with Car and Driver to test the new 2020 vehicles. After they evaluated all of the cars, they compiled a list of the best options for families by category, and the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer walked away with the Best Midsize SUV (two rows) title.

Even with the midsize SUV segment being as competitive as it is, the 2020 Blazer was able to stand out from the competition. Good Housekeeping Institute’s experts appreciated much about the Blazer, from the way it handles to how easy it is to operate the infotainment system.

The experts raved about the SUV’s stylish appearance, responsive handling and family-friendly amenities. They were particularly fond of the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which comes with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Plus, two USB ports make for quick charging, and an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot keeps you connected on the go.

If you’re looking to save some money while you drive your family around Eustis, Florida, you’ll appreciate the SUV’s EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway.* If you enjoy adventures across the state, you’ll love the 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space that can easily hold your luggage and beach gear.

To learn more about the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer and discover why it may be the right SUV to buy for your family, contact us at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.

*EPA-estimated for FWD and 3.6L V6 engine

Chevrolet Blazer Earns a Place on the Wards Best UX List

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer recently made the 2019 Wards Best UX list for its impressive technologies. The Blazer is one of only 10 vehicles to make the list, which recognizes vehicles for having innovative and user-friendly technologies.

The editors at WardsAuto judged the vehicles’ smartphone integration, voice control, navigation, display screens and safety systems when comprising the list. The editors commuted in the vehicles to see how effective and helpful the features were.

It was noted that the Blazer, in particular, had an easy-to-use 8-inch touch screen, which is in a high position and has large icons. The Blazer also has an online shopping app built into the infotainment system, as well as dependable OnStarÒ Wi-FiÒ. The large HVAC vents also are conveniently adjustable and make drives more comfortable.

The editors appreciated the available safety features in the Blazer, like Adaptive Cruise Control, which can automatically modify your speed to keep you at a safe following distance from the detected vehicle in front of you. Forward Automatic Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning also give you peace of mind on drives.

We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet proudly offer the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. We encourage you to take the SUV out for a test drive at our dealership.

City of Eustis 2nd Annual Georgefest Chili Cook Off

Last Saturday, the City of Eustis hosted their 2nd Annual GeorgeFest chili cook off at Ferran Park.  Ten teams faced off in this exciting event.  It was a great time with many attendees coming out and tasting their delicious creations.   We had the honor of cheering on Rusty Seely, one of our Body Shop Technicians, as he prepared his top-secret chili recipe.  Rusty knocked it out of the park and earned 1st place trophy as all around winner and 1st place people’s choice winner!  Congratulations Team Seely!