Nov 29

All About the New My GMC Rewards Program

My GMC RewardsOwning a GMC vehicle has its benefits, but this is not where the dividends end. GMC announced the new My GMC Rewards program, which honors customers for driving and keeping a GMC vehicle.  This accolade venture will add to the satisfaction and enjoyment of driving a GMC vehicle.

In My GMC Rewards, you will be able to earn points through the following ways:

  • Buying/leasing a GMC vehicle at a participating dealership
  • Getting your car serviced at a GMC Certified Service location
  • Opting for a GMC Connected Service plan regarding your in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Getting a GM BuyPower Card®
  • Purchasing GMC accessories

Once you earn points, you can apply them toward many of the same services listed above. You can use points to get discounted maintenance visits, simplifying the upkeep for your car at an affordable price tag. You can buy new GMC parts or accessories that will further elevate your ride, and you can pay for Wi-Fi via a GMC Connected Service plan, which keeps everyone connected and entertained on the longest road trips. If you really want to save up your points, put them towards the purchase of a new GMC vehicle.

Buying a new GMC just became more intoxicating. Visit us at Danny Len Buick GMC to test-drive a new car.

Oct 15

Three Fun Fall Events in Mount Dora in October and November

Fall Events in Mount DoraAutumn brings an abundance of activities to keep the whole family engaged. Here are a few pastimes we recommend if you live in or near the Mount Dora area.

Oct. 22 – Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats

In honor of Breast Cancer Month, we at Danny Len Buick GMC have teamed up with Florida Hospital Waterman’s Breast Cancer Awareness program. Help us celebrate the final stretch of this successful campaign by joining us for Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats in Mount Dora.

Nov. 10-11 – Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair

Pay homage to the harvest season by attending the 24th annual Mount Dora Plant & Garden Fair at Donnelly Park. It’s one of the oldest and largest plant and garden fairs in Central Florida. Local growers will display more than 12,000 plants, herbs, and garden antiques. Proceeds from the event go toward regional horticulture projects to further Mount Dora’s reputation for caring about nature.

Nov. 16-17 – Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival

This year’s Scottish Highland Festival spans two locations and marks the sixth consecutive year of the event. Attend Friday evening to witness the “Night for the Tartan” concert at Sunset Park. Then, continue the festivities on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gilbert Park. The activities list includes Scottish reenactment camps, Border collie demonstrations, Highland games, and bagpipers, along with Celtic music and dancing.

We at Danny Len Buick GMC hope to see you at one of these events this fall.

Sep 26

Help Us Support Florida Hospital Watermans’s Breast Cancer Awareness Program

Florida Hospital Waterman’s Breast Cancer Awareness ProgramOctober is known across the United States as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the time of the year that everyone breaks out the pink and raises awareness around breast health and early detection. That’s why we at Danny Len Buick GMC are joining forces with the Florida Hospital Waterman’s Breast Cancer Awareness program.

Each year, Florida Hospital Waterman helps raise breast cancer awareness by having a Pinking Ceremony and encouraging people in the community to join together by purchasing a pink flamingo. This year is no different – and we’re joining to lend a helping hand.

On September 27th, join the hospital as it kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month with its annual Pinking Ceremony. This event will take place from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and will feature health education, resources, and plenty of pinked-out community partners – including us – offering free goodies. You can bring a bra for donation to be entered into a drawing for one of our grand prizes.

While this event is happening, Danny Len Buick GMC will also be donating money to the hospital for every test drive we have. That money will go toward helping the hospital increase awareness and promote better breast health throughout our community.

To learn more about the events that the Florida Hospital Waterman will be hosting throughout October, check out the events page here.

Aug 23

Amazon In-Car Delivery Available for Buick and GMC Vehicles

Buick

If you’ve ever worried about your Amazon packages getting stolen from your porch while you’re not home, GM has an innovative solution for you. Select Buick and GMC vehicles now offer Amazon in-car delivery.

 

The service, called Amazon Key, is available for free for Amazon Prime members with an active OnStar® account. The service currently works in 37 U.S. cities and surrounding areas, with plans for expansion underway.

 

Alan Batey, President, General Motors North America, said, “[Amazon Key In-Car Delivery] is another example of how we provide customers with technologies that add value and enhance the ownership experience.”

 

To use this service, a customer will need to select the in-car delivery option when making their Amazon purchase. They will also need to download the Amazon Key App and opt in to link their Amazon and OnStar accounts. In the app, they will need to register their desired delivery locations.

 

When a delivery is on its way, the customer will receive a notification in the Amazon Key App. Then again, once the delivery is completed and the vehicle is locked. Deliveries can be made to a car parked in a publicly accessible area, like a parking lot or street.

 

Here at Danny Len Buick GMC, we’re always excited to hear about innovative solutions from GM, and this is just one step to making the future a little bit easier for everyone!

Jul 18

2018 GMC Black Edition Offers Unique, Bold Style to Terrain and Acadia

GMC Acadia

If you’re searching for the right SUV to fit your lifestyle, you’ve surely found that there are more options out there than ever before. Even amongst such a pool of choices, it can be hard to find something with style that truly stands out. GMC recently changed that, though, adding stunning new 2018 Terrain Black Edition and 2018 Acadia Black Edition models to the GMC Lineup. For drivers looking for a uniquely bold SUV, the search just got a whole lot easier with these 2018 GMC Black Edition models.

 

Acadia Black Edition

 

The 2018 Acadia Black Edition starts with an equipped Acadia SLT and adds loads of unique details that are sure to turn plenty of heads and leave a lasting impression. The Black Edition is available in Ebony Twilight, Dark Sky Metallic, Smokey Quartz Metallic, Summit White, or White Frost Tricoat Paint. Additionally, the Black Edition comes with a blacked-out surround and insert, black mirror caps and roof rails, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with black accents and blacked-out fog lamps, skid plates, and lens elements in headlamps and taillamps.

 

Terrain Black Edition

 

Like the Acadia Black Edition, the 2018 Terrain Black Edition begins with an SLE or SLT model and adds plenty of bold blacked-out style. The Terrain Black Edition rides on unique black 19-inch aluminum wheels and features a darkened grille insert, as well as blacked-out trim, mirror caps, roof rails, and headlamp details.

 

These striking special-edition models hit GMC dealers nationwide this summer, so be sure to stop by Danny Len Buick GMC to see these bold black beauties that add character to GMC’s SUV portfolio.

 

Jun 24

Plan Your Summer Now

Simple Beach Day - Danny Len - Mount Dora, FL

Summer road trips are a great way to bring the family together or to explore the region. There are a number of Orlando road trips to consider, as this hub is one of the busiest cities in the state. Whether you love amusement parks or getting outdoors, a road trip is the perfect way to experience the city.

According to Crazy Family Adventure, Magic Kingdom is the place to visit on a road trip. You can see most of the park in one day. Simply get one-day tickets, pack a cooler, and try to go on a day when the park is open later. It’s important to plan ahead so this Orlando day trip doesn’t turn into a weekend trip.

Universal Studios is another great stop to make. It can be touristy — much like Magic Kingdom — but it’s something every Floridian should do at least once. There’s a lot to do for older kids and teens, and you can also plan an entirely separate day at Volcano Bay if you visit Universal.

Finally, check out Lake Eola Park. This public space is in Downtown Orlando, and it features a farmer’s market, Chinese architecture, and more. The lake is a great place to relax, and there is a range of events and activities planned throughout the year. Lake Eola is the perfect spot to get away from the commotion of Orlando, as there are fewer tourists there than at places such as Magic Kingdom or Universal.

Before you leave for your Orlando road trip, make sure your car is ready to hit the road by bringing it into Danny Len Buick GMC for a maintenance checkup. While you’re here, we’d be more than happy to give you some more suggestions of sights to see in Orlando.

Jun 22

What’s New About the 2019 Sierra Design?

GMC Sierra

The GMC Sierra is back for 2019, and this next-generation truck comes with some exciting new upgrades. There is incredible precision to detail in the new Sierra, as this model features a range of industry-first innovations that are incorporated into a bold and durable design. With the ideal balance of style and performance, the full-size Sierra will impress virtually any driver.

According to GMC, one of the most distinct aspects of the new 2019 Sierra design is the revamped exterior. For starters, the grille is larger on the 2019 model year than on any other generation. There is new advanced lighting technology and signature lights on the Denali, while the 22-inch polished alloy wheels make a statement.

The driver-oriented cabin has available features such as leather-appointed seats with a high-contrast stitch pattern, along with dark aluminum trim and open-pore wood. To supplement this luxurious cabin that has best-in-class legroom, the available segment-first Head-Up Display (HUD) and Surround Vision system keep you up to date as you drive.

Other cool features include a new Trailering App that’s integrated with and accessible through the available infotainment system. Hitch Area Lighting makes it easier to see while you work, and a MultiPro™ Tailgate has multiple modes to give you an innovative versatility you can’t find on previous models.

Stop by Danny Len Buick GMC to test drive available models today as we await the arrival of this new Sierra in the fall of 2018.

May 16

Buick Smart Driver App Offers Powerful New Way to Get the Most out of Your Buick

BuickWe’ve all heard about or used smartphone apps that monitor our habits—from eating to exercising to spending—and help us be more productive, healthier, and happier. Buick has created such an app for your driving habits. The Buick Smart Driver app offers a powerful way of monitoring your driving behaviors, allowing you to become a safer, smarter driver.

 

Once the app is set up, drivers can easily monitor statuses such as average fuel economy, high-speed driving percentage, and total miles driven. Drivers can track these stats on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Additionally, the app provides tips for becoming a smarter driver based on your personal driving habits.

 

The Buick Smart Driver tool launched as an online service in May 2016 and has been used by more than 211,000 Buick drivers so far. The launch of the app will bring this popular service to even more Buick drivers. The Buick Smart Driver app is available on most Buick models of the 2015 model year and newer; plus, it’s available at no additional cost.

 

J.D. Power and Associates recently named Buick highest among mass market brands for Total Ownership Experience. It’s safe to say that the brand’s success is, in part, due to new technologies like the Buick Smart Driver app that offer drivers an enhanced experience behind the wheel.

 

To see how the Buick Smart Driver App works, visit Danny Len Buick GMC and we’ll show you the system in one of our new Buick models.

Apr 13

What Is the Difference Between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?

AWD vs. FWD

 

In today’s automotive world, buyers have a lot of drivetrain choices. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are somewhat self-explanatory, but the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive can be somewhat confusing. We’re glad to explain the difference for you.

 

All-Wheel Drive

This is the newer and more prevalent of the two drivetrain systems. In a general sense, all-wheel drive (AWD) is always on. All four wheels are getting power all the time, but not necessarily equal amounts. Depending on the type of car it is, the system might send more power to the front or rear wheels. And, with modern torque vectoring, the system can respond to road conditions and traction needs to send more power to the wheels that need it.

 

Four-Wheel Drive

Thee days, four-wheel drive (4WD) is reserved for vehicles that spend some time operating off the pavement, like a pickup truck or real sport utility vehicle. 4WD can usually be turned off when not needed to increase fuel efficiency, but it will not automatically turn back on. The driver has to manually change the drivetrain setting to get the traction he or she needs.

4WD is much more capable off-road than an AWD vehicle would be. Most 4WD vehicles come with some type of low-range gearing and locking differentials to help negotiate rough terrain.

 

For a selection of dependable vehicles with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, visit us at Danny Len Buick GMC.

 

Mar 27

2018 GMC Terrain Aerodynamics Are Revolutionary

2018 GMC TerrainGMC continues to innovate when it comes to fuel economy for its large trucks and SUVs. Aside from ever-improving powertrains and shedding weight, GMC also focuses on the aerodynamics of its vehicle.

Let’s look at 2018 GMC Terrain aerodynamics, for example. GMC Terrain engineers clocked in more than 300 hours in the GM wind tunnel to study the Terrain and refine each surface to make it as aerodynamic as possible from front to back.

What did the engineers achieve? For starters, the Terrain boasts a lifted stance, which means air flows beneath it and pressurizes chassis components; this boosts aerodynamic drag, which can decrease fuel economy. To fight against this, engineers were able to develop a way during testing to guide that air to the rear of the vehicle.

“Reducing the aerodynamic drag of an SUV is always a challenge,” explained GMC Aerodynamic Engineer Alicia Bidwell. “Our engineering team paid attention to even the smallest details to deliver the size and cargo space our customers want.”

The work that Bidwell and her team did on the GMC Terrain ultimately led to a three-mile-per-gallon increase for the SUV. Thanks to that team, the GMC Terrain boasts 26 miles per gallon on the all-wheel drive platform.*

To check out this fuel-efficient GMC vehicle, or any others in the GMC lineup, visit Danny Len Buick GMC.

*EPA estimated.

 

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