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!

Buick Has Increases in Consumer Satisfaction

Here at DeVoe Buick GMC, we’re always looking to make customers happy, and we like to think our customers leave the dealership satisfied. So, you can imagine how happy we were when a recent study found Buick customer satisfaction was on the rise.

Not only has Buick, along with Chevy, seen increases in consumer satisfaction in the last year, but those two brands are the only in the U.S. to see improvement, with the others either staying the same or decreasing.

The report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) tracks and compares 21 brands of automobiles.  The ACSI asks 4,360 consumers about their overall satisfaction and their experiences with their brand.

The report says, “A considerable investment in Buick appears to be paying off for General Motors. Sales are up 12.5 percent for the first half of the year – the largest increase for any GM car – led by a surge in sales for Buick Encore.”

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Check out the 2014 Buick Encore at DeVoe Buick GMC!

Forward Thinking in the 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali

Just about a week ago we did a blog on the available safety features in the new Buick Enclave. We talked mostly about the rear view camera, which allows the driver to see where he or she normally would not be able to, and the Blind Spot Alert System, which, as the name suggests, alerts the driver of people in the blind spot.

Well today we would like to talk with you a little more about safety features, only this time we’re going to switch our focus to an SUV that’s a little bit bigger than the Enclave: the new 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali.

We’re most excited about the forward collision alert system in Yukon Denali. Essentially there are sensors in the front that can detect when the you’re getting too close to an object in front of you. So if the person you’re following unexpectedly slams on the brake, the Yukon Denali will alert you via audible sounds or seat vibrations.

For a more in-depth look at the safety features in the new 2015 GMC Yukon Denali, please check out the video below:

If you have any questions about this, or any other Buick or GMC model, please feel free to stop by DeVoe Buick GMC anytime!

 

Preview of the 2015 GMC Yukon

GM literally cannot wait to release the 2015 GMC Yukon—that’s how excited they are about their commitment to the full-size SUV segment. The 2015 GMC Yukon, expected to hit dealers as early as February 2014, will come in three grades: the Yukon, Yukon XL, and Denali. The 2015 models see extensive and significant upgrades to many areas of the SUV, including fuel efficiency, power, safety, and technology.

“We’ve engineered the Yukon and Yukon XL from the ground up,” Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing, said in a press release, “building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology. And when it comes to the tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever—and with more style.” A definite full-size SUV, the Yukon delivers roominess, storage space, and towing capacity at segment-leading levels packaged in a sleek exterior, especially for such a large vehicle.

The 2015 Yukon gets a big boost from GMC’s new EcoTec3 engine—the Yukon and Yukon XL come with a 5.3L engine while the Denali bumps it up to a 6.2L engine. You can either wait till February to check out this graceful beast for yourself, or you can come down to DeVoe Buick GMC in Naples, Florida today and check out the Yukon and Yukon Denali today.

Top Summer Car Maintenance Tips (Part One)

Despite rising gas prices, Americans can never seem to resist their desire to get out on the open road in the summer. I know I personally have always loved going on summer road trips. However, as fun as summer road trips may be, long trips on hot summer days can be extremely hard on your car. But wait! Don’t cancel your road trip yet! There are a few simple precautions you can take to make sure your car is ready for a summer trip.

  • Make sure your tires are up to snuff. This doesn’t only mean you should make sure there is enough air in your tires; it also means you should check your tires tread to make sure there’s not too much wear and tear. Tires without enough tread can cause you to hydroplane, which is never a good thing.
  • Change the oil and oil filter. Oil keeps the many moving parts of your car working the way they should, so make sure you check your owner’s manual and get your oil changed after the recommended amount of miles.
  • Change your air filter. Your cars air filter will get clogged with various things over the winter months, so make sure everything is clear. This will allow your engine to breathe better, and thus get better gas mileage.

We hope these few tips help! Keep an eye out for the second and third installments of “Summer Car Maintenance Tips”. And always remember, you can count on the DeVoe Automotive service center for any of you car maintenance needs.

It’s GMC Owner Loyalty Month!

Once again, it is GMC Owner Loyalty month and you know what that means –sales! GMC is excited about the GMC Owner Loyalty Month in which customers can get thousands of dollars off the purchase of a new GMC!

And because GMC has the freshest line-up in America, you know there will be a car that is just right for you. Check out these great deals going on during the Owner Loyalty Month:

  • 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab: $5,000 Consumer Cash
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab: $5,500 Consumer Cash
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab: $3,000 Consumer Cash
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 1500: 0% APR for 60 months
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid: $5,000 Consumer Cash
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid: 0% APR for 60 months
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD: $4,000 Consumer Cash
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 2500HD: 0% APR for 60 months
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD: $4,000 Consumer Cash
  • 2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD: 0% APR for 60 months

It is the time of year to celebrate so why not celebrate with a new car! Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to test drive any one of these models or call us at 877-208-2963 for more information.

DeVoe Automotive Group Awards Scholarships to 10 Area High School Students

Everyone knows the best thing to invest in is yourself, and the best way to do that is to start with your education.  With tuition rising every year, many high school students may find themselves discouraged when they start thinking about college, but that is why DeVoe Automotive Group is here to help.

In 1970, Mr. Richard DeVoe himself started a scholarship program for high school graduates.  Since then, DeVoe has give out $2 million worth of scholarships to students throughout the area.  This year, we are happy to announce, we are giving out $12,000 scholarships to 10 lucky high school graduates.

We have evaluated 100s of students from several different high schools in the area and finally came out with our top 10 recipients.  These students were selected based on personal interviews, test scores, overall GPA, life goals and motivations.

Our staff, here at DeVoe Buick GMC, would like to congratulate the following students:

  • Aysegul Ozturk – Lely High School
  • Sergio Alvarez – Golden Gate High School
  • Lacey Pearson – Naples High School
  • Patrick McPhee – Gulf Coast High School
  • Rebecca DePrisco – Palmetto Ridge High School
  • Daniel Barnebee – Barron Collier High School
  • Stephanie Spear – Barron Collier High School
  • Marcos Gonzalez – Immokalee High School
  • Daniel Guzman-Ramos – Immokalee High School
  • Daniela Salazar – Lorenzo Walker High School