Mar 14

Driving with Good Posture Improves Safety and Health

driving with good posture - Mt. Dora, FL

Drivers adopt many bad habits behind the wheel — like texting while driving, not wearing seatbelts, and eating on the road. However, many drivers do not realize that bad posture also has serious health and safety issues. Driving with good posture ensures that safety systems work properly in the event of an accident. It often keeps you more alert and benefits your health.

According to GEICO, you should sit with your tailbone at the back of the seat. The full length of the seat should support your thighs, and your eyes should be about three inches above the steering wheel. Sit far enough away from the steering wheel so that your arms are comfortable, not bent at 90-degree angles.

Driving with good posture is particularly important for safety. Seat belts should wrap around your waist and chest, but they do serious damage or fail you if you are not sitting upright. Airbags work best when you sit up straight.

Additionally, good posture has added health benefits. It keeps you more alert on the road because you have better circulation. This improved flow prevents you from getting sore on long road trips, and it is ideal for those who might be at a higher risk for a stroke or heart attack.

As you focus on your sitting position in the car, allow us to look after your car’s posture. Schedule an alignment check at Danny Len Buick GMC.

Feb 07

Drive your Sweetheart to Valentine’s Date Ideas near Mt. Dora

Valentine’s Date Ideas near Mt. Dora

If you are looking for a romantic road trip, there are plenty of fun destinations near you to drive your date in your Chevrolet on February 14. Try out one of these Valentine’s date ideas near Mt. Dora.

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is 1 1.2 hours away from Mt. Dora, leaving you plenty of time to soak up the sun on Valentine’s Day. Watch for dolphins and manatees, as you take a paddleboard tour together. Head to Sunglow Fishing Pier for a relaxing day on the beach. Buy each other gifts while shopping at Riverfront Marketplace.

Disney World

Located in Orlando, Disney World is an hour from Mt. Dora. If the magical realm of Disney is not your style, head over to Universal Studios for extreme thrills and delve into the world of Harry Potter.

St. Petersburg

If the cool gulf is more your scene, explore St. Petersburg for the day. It is only two hours away. Spend an afternoon at the Dali Museum, or try out some of its best restaurants like Rococo Steak, Trip’s Diner, Fred’s, Sea Salt, or Birch & Vine.

Before you take your crush out for the evening, service your vehicle at Danny Len Buick GMC in Mt. Dora, FL.

Jan 03

Making New Year’s Resolutions for Driving Green

New Year’s Resolutions for Driving Green

You may be setting goals to live green in 2019. When you commit to a new habit like reducing your impact on the environment, the task can seem daunting. Experts recommend smaller resolutions for easier management that will lead to a follow-through. Implement these minor habits in your daily driving routine to achieve your New Year’s resolutions for driving green while keeping the green in your wallet.

Slow your acceleration. Get more by doing less. Hard acceleration at a stop increases fuel consumption by 35 percent. Easing into your acceleration can reduce emissions and save yourself money at the pump.

Check your tire pressure. A tire pressure check is quick, but effective. The start of a new year can bring cooler temperatures, which can rapidly alter tire pressure. Underinflated tires negatively impact traction in slippery conditions and lower fuel efficiency.

Minimize idling. Idling ten minutes per day releases carbon dioxide into the air. This can easily happen if you wind up in an immovable traffic jam on the freeway or if you pick up a tardy friend on the way to work. When you find yourself in these situations, turn off your car.

Resolutions for 2019 demand accountability. Visit Danny Len Buick GMC in Mt. Dora, FL, and share your goals with our service team.

Dec 31

Fundraiser Yields over $3,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Program

Breast Cancer Awareness program

Giving back during the holiday season carries a wonderful feeling with it. For the month of October, our team at Danny Len Buick GMC partnered with the Florida Hospital Waterman for its Breast Cancer Awareness program to help promote awareness and raise money for a cure.

With your help, Danny Len Buick GMC raised $3,080 for the Florida Hospital Waterman’s Breast Cancer Awareness program.

We kicked off October by joining the hospital for its annual Pinking Ceremony in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This ceremony focuses on providing attendees with all of the tools needed for early detection.

 We want to thank you all for going the extra mile with us. With every test drive in that month, we gave an additional donation to the hospital.

Thank you to the Florida Hospital Waterman for partnering with us. To learn more about our latest models or schedule a test drive, visit us at Danny Len Buick GMC.

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

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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.

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