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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.