Transform Your Chevrolet Truck Bed for Summer Fun

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD | Eustis, FL

Your Chevrolet truck bed is great for towing and hauling, but there’s so much more it can do, especially when you’re looking for easy, low-cost summer fun in Eustis, Florida. Transform your truck bed with your family to enjoy the outdoors without straying far from home.

Truck bed pool

You don’t need to have a pool in your backyard to cool off on hot summer days. Transforming your truck bed into a pool is a classic way to get that summer experience without going to a public pool or the beach. Just get a big tarp to cover the bottom and sides of the bed and grab your hose.

Truck bed movie theater

There aren’t many drive-ins around anymore, but even if you’re nowhere near one, you can get the same experience by getting cozy in your truck bed. Watch a movie on your laptop, or even use a projector to watch a movie on the side of your house.

Truck bed picnic

Enjoy a nice picnic with your significant other or your kids by laying out a picnic blanket in your truck bed. You can enjoy eating your favorite food under the warm sun, without having to deal with itchy grass or lots of bugs crawling nearby.

Whether you’re in the market for a new truck or some accessories to help transform your truck bed, give us a call at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet in Eustis, Florida, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Chevrolet Equinox Earns Spot on The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020 List

2020 Chevrolet Equinox | Eustis, FL

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox comes with numerous safety technologies to help give you peace of mind on the road. Thanks to its impressive innovations, U.S. News & World Report placed the SUV on its list of The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020.

Automatic Emergency Braking

U.S. News & World Report commended the SUV for its many standard safety features. Even at the base level, the 2020 Equinox comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, which can help mitigate the effects of a collision by automatically applying the brakes when an impending front-end collision situation is detected.*

Other Technologies

Other technologies that are standard on the Equinox include the Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. For even more protection you can opt for available features, like the Safety Alert Seat, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

In addition to making The 14 Safest SUVs for 2020 list, the 2020 Equinox has also received recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its crashworthiness. The IIHS named the SUV a Top Safety Pick after performing well in different tests.  

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox can help give you added confidence when driving your family. Visit Vann Gannaway Chevrolet to check out the SUV and take a test drive.

* Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.

U.S. News & World Report Names Chevrolet Colorado on Best Diesel Truck List

2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet recently impressed the editors at U.S. News & World Report with the 2020 Colorado. This truck received a coveted spot on the site’s list of Best Diesel Trucks of 2020.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is, in particular, receiving recognition for its available 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine, which reaches 181 horsepower and a whopping 369 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the truck can tow up to 7,700 pounds, thanks to the powerful engine.

The diesel engine also manages to find a great balance between power and efficiency, managing to get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway – a best-in-class accomplishment that’s hard to ignore.*

In addition to offering incredible performance features, the 2020 Colorado also manages to have a peaceful interior that contains a multitude of amenities. For instance, you can opt for Wireless Charging to keep your devices conveniently charged on a road trip. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration also makes it easy to stay entertained and connected by letting you send messages or make phone calls to family members, as well as play your favorite tunes.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado has the features you need to make the most of fun drives and projects around the home. Take the truck out for a test drive at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet.

* EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine.

New Corvette Earns Title of 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Eustis, FL

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette comes with an innovative mid-engine design that delivers an exciting driving experience. MotorTrend was so impressed with the all-new Corvette, that it gave it the coveted 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year award.

The award is reserved for models that excel in engineering excellence, safety, the performance of the intended function, value, efficiency and advancement in design. In particular, MotorTrend was impressed by the interior design of the 2020 Corvette, which is both sophisticated and practical.

The car’s cabin has comfortable seat options and a clean layout. Plus, it maintains a quiet atmosphere, even when performing at high levels. Another important component of this award is the overall value. The Corvette offers high-quality materials and impressive performance, while still having a reasonable price.

Powering the 2020 Corvette is a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which reaches 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when you opt for the Z51 Performance Package. As such, you can have thrilling drives the car. You can also use the Driver Mode Selector to feel confident and in control on the road.

We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet are excited for the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Corvette to arrive. Until then, you can take the 2019 sports car model out for a test drive at our dealership.

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.

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.

Fall Vehicle Maintenance Tips

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Before winter arrives, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for the cold weather. Follow these fall vehicle maintenance tips to help take proper care of your vehicle.

Check your battery

The last thing you want is a dead battery on a snowy day. That’s why you should check the connections to make sure they are clear of dirt. If you see some corrosion, disconnect the connections and use a wire brush to clean them.

Replace your wipers

Usually, you should replace your windshield wipers every six to 12 months. They also need to be replaced if they leave behind streaks of water. You can typically clean the wiper blades with glass cleaner and a paper towel to prolong their life for a few extra weeks if necessary.

Inspect your tires

Stick a penny in the tread groove on your tire. When placing the penny headfirst, if you can still view the top of Lincoln’s head, then you need to invest in new tires. You may also want to consider purchasing winter tires for more traction on the snow.

If you discover that you need replacements, repairs or general maintenance for your vehicle, stop by our service department at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet, and we’ll be happy to get your vehicle ready for winter.

The Top Scenic Drives in Central Florida

Florida Highway

When it’s too cold to head to the beach, take a scenic drive with your family and see Florida’s beautiful nature. Here are just a few scenic drives in central Florida that you can enjoy this fall.

Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway

Take a 3-mile drive along the Gulf Coast and view the beautiful Bradenton Beach along the way. If you see a site that catches your eye, there are lots of opportunities to park your vehicle and explore. You can also pack your bike and ride on the path for part of the journey.

Florida Black Bear National Scenic Byway

Winding over 123 miles, this drive takes you by the Ocala National Forest, where you can see trees and springs, instead of beaches. You could also see a Florida black bear along the way.

Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway

This drive spans 233 miles, so you should consider setting aside more than one day for exploring it. The drive passes through three different wildlife refuges, making this a fantastic route if you love spotting different plants and animals.

Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway

The Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway takes you from Tampa to Clearwater, while giving you lovely views of the waves. Keep a lookout for wildlife while you drive the 10 miles.

We at Vann Gannaway Chevrolet are proud to be located in Eustis, Florida. Before hitting the road, stop by our dealership for routine maintenance. 

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.