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 – Destin – A 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 Island – Off 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 West – Part 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. Petersburg – They 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 – Naples – Some 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Get Summer Service at DeVoe!
While most people think of winter as one of the most dangerous times of the year for vehicles, the summer season has its drawbacks as well. Stay safe this year with these summer car care tips from DeVoe Buick GMC:
- Keep your car on a regular maintenance schedule. If you haven’t been to the auto repair shop for a tune-up lately, the time is now.
- Make sure that your tires are appropriately inflated and have enough tread.
- Take a good look at your windshield wipers. They can really take a beating in the snow, and you’ll want them at their best when it rains this year.
- Change the air filter. Now that it’s warm, you’re going to want clean, fresh air blasting through the air conditioner.
- Double-check that your air conditioning is working properly. If it’s only able to drop the temperature inside by about five degrees, you probably wouldn’t have noticed the problem all winter long.
Do you have any other summer car care tips to keep in mind? Let us know your ideas in the comments.
2014 Buick Encore – Available now at DeVoe Buick GMC!
Drivers everywhere are choosing Buick for its affordable luxury. One of the most popular models is the 2014 Encore compact crossover. The Encore is perfect for those who like to sit high like in an SUV while maintaining great efficiency and enjoying the convenience of a smaller car. Motor Authority recently released an article stating that Buick may be introducing a new crossover!
The Buick Envision Crossover is set to be available sometime in 2015, but will start out in the Chinese market. Speculators show that the Envision Crossover will fit just between the Encore and Enclave. It is slightly bigger than the Encore, but not quite as big as the Enclave. Interior features include a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, noise canceling system, and leather accentuated accents.
Buick suspected new crossover is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The Envision will have Buick’s FlexRide suspension system which will give drivers the ability to switch between four distinct driving modes.
Here at DeVoe we hope that the Envision will be available here in the U.S. soon, until then we will wait for its official unveiling on August 28th! Stay tuned…
We love it when car reviewers from big organizations get behind the wheel of cars we sell to see what they think. Most of the time we see nothing but glowing reviews! And a glowing review is exactly what we got from the New York Times earlier this month on the 2014 Buick Regal.
Mr. Tom Voelk had this to say about the new and improved Regal after his extended test drive:
“The Regal’s handsome lines and capable sport sedan moves are what interest (my son). The car — sold in Europe as the Opel Insignia — is also quiet, comfortable and, at $38,270 as tested, stuffed with technology that was science fiction in the ‘60s.”
So it’s loaded with technology, looks cool, is quiet and comfortable, and is appealing to a wide range of age groups? Awesome!
whether you are looking for a nice luxury car as you start your career, or you’re just getting settled into retirement, the 2014 Buick Regal deserves a good hard look. Come take one for a test drive of your own at DeVoe Buick GMC in Naples today!
DeVoe would not be around today if weren’t for the all the incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and committed people that come in to work here every single day. Whether you’re talking about sales, service, finance or parts, we really do have the best employees around! It’s only because of them that we’ve been around for so long. That’s why we like to have a day every year where we can show all the employees how much we appreciate them.
Employee Appreciation Day was just last week here at DeVoe Buick GMC. Employees were treated to a nice BBQ lunch and entertainment from Cool Runnings. It was a ton of fun! Check out the pictures below:
The GMC Open House Event has been going on for a while now, but unfortunately like all good things, is soon coming to an end.
But it’s okay! You still have another week to take advantage of all the amazing deals that are currently going on. The event is officially over 4/30, so be sure to stop by soon if you’re in the market for a safe and dependable truck or SUV.
The entire GMC lineup is a part of the event, so no matter what car you’re interested in, now is a great time to buy.
Have you been waiting for a good time to get a new car? All of us here at DeVoe Buick GMC are happy to say the wait is over!
During the entire month of March you can take advantage of special value pricing on all 2014 Buick models, and get thousands off MSRP. The event is called the Open House Event and simply put, you don’t want to miss it.
Whether you’re looking for a little more performance, a crossover SUV for the family, or a small and nimble crossover, we have what you’re looking for.
Check out the picture below to see just how much moo-lah we’re talking!
See what we mean? When we say “thousands off MSRP” we mean “thousands off MSRP”! And these aren’t even all the offers we’re running this month. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC for a complete list of sales offers.
What would you do with a 2014 GMC Acadia? Would it change your life? GMC had the opportunity to gift one boy’s mom with the crossover in hopes that it would do just that.
Tyson Wheelock, a 13-year-old boy who has already been faced with tough decisions at his young age, is one of seven stories featured in USA Network’s “NFL Characters Unite” documentary presented by GMC.
Green Bay Packers running back Randall Cobb spent a day with the teen, mentoring and encouraging him to make wise decisions and to be a leader rather than giving in to peer pressure. For Wheelock, we at DeVoe Buick GMC are sure the day was life-changing and one he won’t soon forget.
Wheelock’s mom also experienced a life-changing moment as she accepted the keys to the 2014 GMC Acadia.
“On behalf of GMC partnership with USA Network and Characters Unite, we’d like to provide Nicole with her own Never Say Never moment,” said Sandra Moore, GMC’s director of Advertising and Sales Promotion. “I’m thrilled to hand off these keys to a 2014 GMC Acadia that is now yours. We hope this will help you continue to persevere and strive to achieve the best for your family.”
Now that’s what we call a gift worth giving.
What would you do if someone handed you the keys to a brand new 2014 GMC Acadia free of charge?
To be honest, we’re not 100% sure how the engineers over at Buick were able to pull off what they did with the 2014 Buick Regal. See, the new 2.0L Turbo that comes standard in the 2014 Regal produces 18 percent more horsepower and 13 percent more torque in comparison to the 2013 Regal Turbo. And on top of that, the new Regal Turbo gets 3 more miles per gallon in the city compared to the 2013 Regal Turbo.
Now we understand that might be a little confusing, but to say it simply, the new Buick Regal has somehow added more power without sacrificing MPG. Pretty cool, right?
A Buick press release gives a little more info on the new 2014 Regal, “The new Regal sport sedan also features refreshed exterior and interior styling. It now comes standard with next-generation IntelliLink connectivity including eight-inch color touch display, leather-appointed seating surfaces with heated front seats, rear vision camera, and 18-inch alloy wheels. A suite of active safety technologies including full-speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert is available.”
The 2014 Buick Regal is available now at DeVoe Buick GMC! Stop by today to take one for a test drive.
2014 Buick Regal