2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Updates: More Options, New Tech

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Naples, FL

The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 is bursting with exciting updates, including expanded powertrain options, new technology, and more features for business owners and other professionals than ever.

The new Sierra 1500 will make the 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine available for the full model year, and it will be an option on the CarbonPro™ Editions, which previously only featured the 6.2-liter V8 engine. The 5.3-liter V8 also gets an update — it can now be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

GMC has made a range of updates to the trailering updates as well, with available Enhanced ProGrade Trailering with 15 camera views and segment-first transparent trailer view. Additionally, the in-vehicle Trailering App lets users create trailer profiles through their myGMC mobile app, as well as monitor the fuel level of a trailer, turn on the air conditioning, and more.

Also among the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 updates are new technologies like Adaptive Cruise Control — Camera, which uses a camera mounted above the rearview mirror to keep track of the distance to the car directly ahead. Plus, the Sierra can now support SiriusXM™ with 360L.

The Sierra 1500 will now offer the Elevation trim in Crew Cab configuration, and new trailer tow mirrors are available.

The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 will be available soon at DeVoe Buick GMC. Visit us and learn when you can expect to take one for a test drive.

Easy-to-Make Fourth of July Recipes

Fourth of July Recipes | Naples, FL

For many, the highlight of summer vacation is celebrating Independence Day. What better way to do this than with a family get-together, a cookout, some water play for the kids, and a night sky filled with fireworks. If you are planning an even this year, here are some easy Fourth of July recipes for you to try.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Corn

This delicious corn on the cob recipe will have everyone asking for more. It is cooked on the grill to give it that delicious smoky flavor. Finish it off with crumbled bacon and ranch dressing.

Pull-Apart Cheeseburger Sliders

These mini cheeseburgers are easy to prepare and are all finished at the same time. Make a lot so everyone can come back for seconds and maybe even thirds.

Banana Split Kebabs

This kid-friendly dessert is both healthy and delicious. Take sliced bananas, strawberries, and pineapple, put them on a skewer, and drizzle with some chocolate.

Classic Caesar Salad

Add something fresh and crisp to your cookout with a classic salad. All you need is romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan, croutons, and dressing. You can get extra fancy by making your own croutons and dressing.

Flag Cake

This simple recipe is all in the decorations. Bake your favorite cake, top it with whipped cream, and decorate it with fruit to look like a flag.

If you want to celebrate the Fourth of July in style, why not get an American-made luxury vehicle right here at DeVoe Buick GMC!

Why You Should Wash Your Car Regularly

why you should wash your car

Did you know that it’s recommended that you wash your car every two weeks? What about waxing and detailing your vehicle twice a year? While this can seem like a bit much, there are good reasons why vehicle owners should be investing in regular car washes.

Keep in Good Condition

Dirt and grime can play an insidious role in the wear-and-tear that comes with owning an aging vehicle. Dead bugs and bird droppings can even be acidic enough to wear off your vehicle’s paint job! It’s easier to prevent paint from wearing away than to get it touched up, so getting regular washes to preserve the look of your car helps in the long run.

Less Rust

Paint jobs are purely cosmetic, but rust isn’t, and salt build-up can actually corrode the metal in a vehicle and cause rust. Since we’re located in Florida, we aren’t exposed to road salt used to prevent snow storms as often, but we do live in a damp and salty climate due to the ocean! Make sure to wash your car to stave off salt build-up.

High Resale Value

When you regularly wash your car to keep the paint in good condition and minimize rust and corrosion, the resale value of your vehicle goes up in the long term. If you’re planning on trading in your car eventually, investing in regular washes and detailings.

If you want to get your vehicle professionally detailed and looking good, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and we’ll get you squared away.

The Top Five Best Beaches In Florida

 

When you live in Florida and feel the urge to hit the beach, there’s really only one problem: which one to choose. The Sunshine State features the finest coastlines in the US. Here’s a list of the top five best beaches in Florida.

 

# 5 –  DestinA number of features make Destin one of the most attractive beaches in the state. There’s the pure white sand, its affordability and its constant sunshine.

 

# 4 – Sanibel IslandOff the coast of Fort Myers is Sanibel Island. This is where you can go when you want to avoid Spring Breakers and enjoy some quality quiet time with the family.

 

# 3 – Key WestPart of the fun of Key West is getting there, as you get to drive the phenomenally scenic Overseas Highway. Once you’re down there, the party never stops.

 

# 2 – St. PetersburgThey don’t call St. Petersburg the Sunshine City for nothing. The town bears the distinction of holding the Florida record for most consecutive days of sunshine.

 

# 1 – NaplesSome might argue that the best part of Naples has nothing to do with sand. They might be right, but that’s a hard argument—the beaches here are not only open to the public, they are simply gorgeous. Naples offers the all-around treatment with great restaurants, interesting attractions and superb golf courses.

 

Speaking of attractions in Naples, stop by DeVoe Buick GMC today and get behind the wheel of a new Buick!

What Different Car Noises Could Indicate

There’s nothing quite like the throaty hum of a finely-tuned engine. It’s something we can get used to over time and that’s why when it suddenly changes, it can be disconcerting to say the least. So, what changed? Here’s a short list of what different car noises could indicate.

 

Squealing

If your vehicle squeals when you apply the brakes, it could be telling you that you need new brakes pads. Have your vehicle inspected soon, because once pads wear out completely your rotors could be damaged.

 

Rattling

A loose exhaust system can cause rattling that appears to be coming from underneath your vehicle. You could even take a peek under there to check it out. But, it’s probably better to seek the service of a professional.

 

Grinding

There are a number of kinds of grinding sounds an unhealthy vehicle can make. A light grinding sound could mean that your brake pads have been rubbed down to nothing.

 

If you drive a manual transmission, grinding during shifting could indicate a variety of issues. It could be a dragging clutch or a failing synchronizer. These are problems that normally arise as your vehicle reaches high mileage.

 

If your troubles are stacking up and you think the solution may be a new vehicle, stop in at DeVoe Buick GMC to explore our excellent lineup!

Manual Versus Automatic

manual transmissionWhen it comes to manual versus automatic transmissions, both have their pros and cons, and it’s important to understand the differences when you go to make a decision on what car to buy.

If you have the resources and patience to learn to how to drive manual, it could save you a lot of money. Cars with manual transmissions tend to have lower sticker prices and use less gas than automatics.

Manual transmissions are also preferred by auto enthusiasts and sports car drivers. Acceleration is greatly improved with manual transmissions, and driving lovers prefer the better performance and extra control the stick shift provides.

Then again, with automatic transmissions being the more common choice, fewer and fewer people know how to drive manual cars. So if you want to learn, it could be difficult to find a teacher or even someone who owns a manual car. Plus, automatic cars don’t require learned skills to be able to get them up a steep hill. If you’re not an enthusiast and you prefer easy to exciting, automatic is probably right for you.