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!

Things to Do: Fourth of July in Naples

Independence DayWith the celebration of our nation’s founding just around the corner, you may be looking for something fun to do for the Fourth of July in Naples. Here is a brief list that we’ve compiled just for you.

 

July 3rd

Independence Day Kick-Off Party – Start the holiday weekend with this free event at Mercado shops that offers fun for the entire family. Starting at 6pm, there will be live music, lawn games, and an outdoor bar. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, face painting, and a water balloon toss.

 

July 4th

Bonita Springs Farmers’ Market – Located at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center and opening at 7:30am, peruse an assortment of fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods, flowers, and fresh seafood from local vendors where you can find the perfect items for a beach picnic!

 

Fourth of July parade – Come bring some lawn chairs or beach blankets and get into the celebratory spirit while watching some festive pageantry! The parade starts at 10am along Fifth Avenue South.

 

Fireworks at Naples Pier – Starting at 9pm, come see the best fireworks around from the historic Naples Pier!

 

Be sure to come visit us at DeVoe Buick GMC to see our selection of new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. We also wish all of our readers and patrons a very happy Fourth of July weekend!

Fun Weekly Events in Naples

beachIf you haven’t heard, Naples has a lot going on! The following are some fun weekly events and get-togethers provided by Naples News that take place in our beautiful beachside community. We at DeVoe Buick GMC suggest you check one out this week!

Pub Poker @ The Naples English Pub – Every Wednesday from 9 to 11pm

Join host Rita as she leads a fun-filled night of no-limit poker.

Live Music @ Shane’s Cabana Bar – Every Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30pm

Enjoy a drink from the full bar as Pyrate Voodoo provides the quality music entertainment. Oh, and don’t forget to under-dress!

Free Clam Pass Walks – Every Thursday from 9 to 11am

A guide from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will lead a group along the beach for a delightful jaunt, all the while sharing fascinating details of the local flora and fauna. Meet at the gazebo near parking lot tram stop.

Naples Writers’ Workshop @ Neapolitan Underground – Every Wednesday starting at 7pm

A free workshop for all ages and experience, this is a place where you can share story ideas and receive constructive criticism from other writers.

2013 GMC Terrain is Loaded with Features

Did you know the 2013 GMC Terrain comes with over 100 standard features? That’s right! The new Terrain is absolutely loaded with features that are sure to make your life much easier. For example, new the Terrain is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity that enables you to sync your phone with your car so you can call any one of your contacts using nothing but the sound of your voice. Our favorite part of this feature is that fact that you don’t need to use your robot voice in order for a call to be made. But that’s only one of many features that come standard in the new 2013 Terrain! For a better look at some of the features, check out the video below; and for a complete list of features, check out the GMC website.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixJ1-PJU43w

We would love to help you find the perfect Buick or GMC vehicle for you and your family. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC today!

Towing RVs and Trailers: 2014 Sierra Pickup Truck

If you’ve never used a truck to tow a trailer of RV before, there’s something you need to know – not all trucks are created equally. Some trucks have what it takes to tow a heavy RV up and down hills, but unfortunately, lots of trucks out there today simply don’t have what it takes to tow heavy things for long distances.

So you’re probably asking yourself “what is different about the trucks that can handle the tough jobs?”

Well, the answer is simple. Trucks need a big, powerful engine in order to tow heavy things. It’s not rocket science! The 2014 GMC Sierra Pickup truck’s 5.3L V8 engine is huge, and needless today, it can handle a very heavy load. In fact, check out the video below to see the 2014 Sierra in action:

There truly is no replacement for displacement. Forget all the gimmicky turbo-boost engines that the competition is putting out there. If you need a truck that can get the hardest jobs done, and save gas while doing it, then you’ve found your truck. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC to take one for a test drive today!

2013 Buick Encore Recognized for Safety

The new Buick Encore has been getting a lot of attention lately for being one of the smallest SUV’s in a world of vehicles that just keep getting bigger and bigger. But now the Encore is making headlines for something totally different – it’s incredibly high marks in safety tests issued by the IIHS and NHTSA. According to a recent press release by Buick, “The 2013 Encore luxury small crossover joins all other current Buicks as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Pick. The Encore with all-wheel drive also received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.”

Not many other car makers can make that claim these days. However, Buick is very proud that all their vehicles keep meeting such high safety standards.

The Encore has 10 standard airbags, a rear vision camera, and features such as OnStar that help people when they need it most. Perhaps one of the coolest safety feature in the Encore is the new sensors that, in a rollover crash, are able to detect what’s going on and deploy head curtain airbags prior to impact. It’s innovations like that that keep Buick on top!

If you’re interested in making a Buick Encore your own, stop by DeVoe Buick GMC and take one for a test drive today!

The 2013 Encore is Sized to Fit Your Life

USA Today recently came out with an article about the new Buick Encore entitled “2013 Buick Encore shrink wraps the brand’s core values.” And the more we thought about this title, the more we realized how perfect it was. The Buick Encore is unlike any Buick vehicle in the past. Sure, it’s an SUV like the Enclave, but it’s much smaller. However, despite its differences in comparison to the rest of the Buick fleet, the Encore is still very much a Buick at its core. The exterior styling has Buick written all over it, and all the technology on the interior absolutely lives up to what everyone has come to expect from this luxury brand of cars and SUV’s.

The USA Today article goes on to say, “Buick wants to combine its core attributes into an entirely new, and much smaller, crossover design intended to appeal to younger clientele. The 2013 Buick Encore enters a SUV and crossover market brimming with worthy competition, such as the Mini Countryman, Honda CR-V, and VW Tiguan.”

So we would like to give a little challenge to you. We challenge you to go out and take those other small SUV’s out for a test drive, and then come to DeVoe Buick and take the Encore out for a test drive. We are that confident that when you put the Encore up against the competition, it’ll be obvious which one is the best.

The Next Big Thing in Luxury… Is Small

Throughout the years, it seems things have just kept getting bigger. Average home sizes are increasing, enormous burgers are now readily available, and cars, especially SUV’s have only gotten bigger and bigger. But is bigger really better?

Not always. Introducing the 2013 Buick Encore. Buick has proved that great things can come in small packages. Check out the video below to see for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC9i6gvrAfU

See? Even though the Encore is small in comparison to the tanks owning the roads these days, there’s still plenty of space for all the bells and whistles. Oh – and did we mention it gets a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg? Come take one for a test drive at DeVoe Buick in Naples today!

The 2013 Buick Encore is Here!

A couple months ago we wrote a blog about how the Buick Encore would be delivered to our dealership here in Naples, Florida soon, and now, we are happy to announce that the Encore has officially been delivered! The engineers at Buick have really outdone themselves on this one. We’re still not sure how they packed so much luxury into a small SUV.

The Buick website says it very nicely, “You might not expect a 5-passenger crossover to be as finely crafted as a Swiss watch, as tech-savvy as your dream entertainment center and agile enough to maneuver through any narrow city street. But from now on you will. Introducing Encore. The luxury crossover with premium materials, ingenious design, flexible storage and purposeful technology. It’s like we knew exactly what you were missing in a crossover, and created the versatile Encore for you.”

We could talk all day about how amazing the new Encore looks and how it has so many innovative features, but you really just need to see it for yourself. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC today to take the new 2013 Encore for a test drive!

Buick Encore Technology

The all new 2013 Buick Encore was built with some of the most cutting edge technology when it comes to safety and entertainment. Just take the Lane Departure Warning system for example. This is one feature we hope you’ll never have to use, but we’re positive you’ll be happy you have if you ever start drifting from your lane.

And as far as entertainment goes, the Encore lets you listen to your own personal Pandora stations using nothing more than the sound of your voice. How cool is that? Check out the video below for more information:

The Buick Encore is sized to fit your life. If you have any questions about the new Encore, visit www.devoenaples.com, or call 877-208-2963.

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