2018 Chevy Tahoe Preview

Predecessor to the 2018 Chevy Tahoe
2017 Chevy Tahoe

If you’re looking for a full-size family hauler that can keep every one of your passengers safe, comfortable, and happy on the road, the 2018 Chevy Tahoe is your answer. This large SUV has always been a staple option on the SUV market. This year there are even more reasons to love it, as it sees updates to its list of features, its design, and even its price tag.

Now you’ll find standard LED daytime running lamps on the LS and LT trims of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe, as well as an updated Tire Pressure Monitoring System. What’s perhaps most exciting to the new Chevy Tahoe is the addition of two different packages. The first is the Tahoe RST (Rally Sport Truck), which adds things like 22-inch aluminum wheels and black design accents for a sportier version of this family hauler.

Another package, and one that will be especially attractive to those on a budget, is the Custom Edition available on the LS trim. This version of the 2018 Chevy Tahoe removes the back row seats, and adds a chrome accent grille as well as 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Custom label will drop more than $3,000 from the base trim’s price tag, but still features strong Tahoe capability like a towing maximum of 6,600 pounds.

Learn more about what’s new in this admirable family hauler when you stop by Dan Young GM.

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Preview

2018 Chevrolet TraverseThe 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is finally available at Dan Young GM. Before coming in for a test drive, enjoy our brief preview of the all-new 2018 Traverse midsize SUV.

The new 2018 Chevy Traverse offers a 3.6 liter V6 engine standard, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain lays out a whopping 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque while still earning up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway.* Look out for the RS variant later this fall at Dan Young GM, when the Traverse will also be offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

In the new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, you can comfortably seat up to eight passengers or enjoy best-in-class cargo space of 98.2 cubic feet. Your many passengers can stay connected with smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™) and 4G LTE Wi-Fi®. You can also protect those passengers with the Traverse’s various available safety features, including front-end safety systems (like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist) and back-end safety systems (like the Rear Vision Camera and Lane Change Alert). Your teen drivers can even drive more safely when you’re not with them, thanks to the Teen Driver system.

Want to test drive the all-new 2018 Traverse? Visit Dan Young GM today.

*EPA estimated. Actual mileage will vary.

Check Out the Tipton County Pork Festival

Tipton County Pork FestivalDan Young GM is proud to call Tipton its home. One of the best annual events in Tipton is the Tipton County Pork Festival, which will be held this year from September 7 through September 9. The Tipton County Pork Festival has been an ongoing tradition since 1969, making 2017 the 49th year for this not-for-profit event meant to promote the pork chops that support the Tipton economy.

If you plan to visit this year, you will want to check out the schedule of events ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss crowd favorites such as the parade, the karaoke contest, the mainstage events, the bike ride, the tractor pull, and, of course, all the great food. Live entertainment this year includes Kevin Jones, Southern Country, DEVON, Rogers Ritual, and Bobby Miller doing a Prince tribute.

Be sure to check out the Pork Court and enjoy as many food vendors as your stomach will allow, but also save time for the art show, crafts, the pageant, and more. You can access a map for the event here—trust us, you’ll need it.

We at Dan Young GM hope to see you at this year’s Tipton County Pork Festival! Happy eating!

2017 Buick Envision Reviews

The 2017 Buick Envision is a small luxury SUV that has reviewers raving. The latest model brings plenty of new changes, including a few new connectivity and safety technologies. Industry experts tend to agree that the latest Buick Envision is the best yet.

2017 Buick Envision

Safety & Technology

U.S. News & World Report cited the 2017 Buick Envision’s excellent safety ratings and plethora of technology features as reasons for its positive review. The latest model offers available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The new Teen Drive Mode certainly didn’t hurt the small SUV’s ratings either.

Maneuverability & Features

Edmunds was particularly impressed with its maneuverability and number of features. Reviewers agreed that the Envision’s small size made the model easy to drive while the cabin came filled with a plethora of features for an affordable price. Notably, the refined ride and sound-dampening techniques made the cabin as quiet as those of premium luxury SUVs.

Tech-Savvy & Comfortable

Like other reviewers, Car and Driver found that the Buick Envision’s interior was both tech-savvy and comfortable. Active noise cancellation technologies kept things peaceful on the road, even at high speeds. There’s also plenty of room for passengers in the rear seat.

We here at Dan Young GM are happy to see the 2017 Buick Envision earning such positive praise from the experts.

Things to Do in Tipton, Indiana, in Summer

Finding the right way to spend summer comes down to each individual person. Those looking for fun nights and memories need look no further than Tipton. We here at Dan Young GM have a few recommended things to do in Tipton, Indiana, before summer is over!

Tipton, Indiana
Photo by Derek Jensen

Take the Family Out

Spending time at the dinner table with family is a great way to bond. Tipton restaurants, like Christopher’s Family Dining, help nurture a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests can talk amongst one another. Those looking for a quick bite on-the-go will find the Corner Deli right up their alley.

Visit a Bar

Tipton, Indiana, is home to a social scene similar to that of a large city. Those looking for a quick drink will enjoy a trip to a more casual bar like the Tipton County Lounge on East Jefferson Street. Visitors looking to enjoy everything Tipton has to offer might find their way down to the Ti-On Lounge just a few doors away.

Spend the Night Out

Despite its small size, Tipton has an avid night life scene. Dougbo’s and Railroad Crossing, for example, have a lot to offer those looking for a night on the town. It never hurts to explore other places, like Junction and Railroad Crossing, too!

All-New Transmission Interface Debuts on 2018 GMC Terrain

All-New Transmission Interface

Sometimes it’s the little things that truly take something from good to great — or, in the case of the 2018 GMC Terrain, from great to excellent.

The on-deck GMC Terrain is full of “final touches” that create an altogether refined driving experience, but one of the features our GMC-enthusiasts here at Dan Young are most excited for has to be the all-new transmission interface. Yes, “all-new transmission interface” might sound a little boring at first, but let us explain.

The transmission interface on the 2018 GMC Terrain completely does away with the old-fashioned toggle gear shifter system. Instead, GMC is introducing a simplified toggle-and-button system. That might seem crazy — it is certainly untraditional — but there are more than just a few good reasons for this innovation.

First and foremost, this new transmission interface just looks good. In the place of an awkward shifter jutting up in the middle of your pilot area, there is a simple set of cleanly designed buttons. The overall effect is a more elegant and modernized interior.

Beyond aesthetics, this new redesign frees up a lot of space around the driver for more comfort and accessibility: no shifter, no clutter.

Finally, the all-new transmission interface is just easier to use: toggle to drive, toggle to reverse, push a button to park, go neutral, or enter low gear. It’s as easy as that.

Are you curious to see the new 2018 GMC Terrain? You can catch a glimpse (and maybe a test drive) right here at Dan Young!

3 Simple End-of-Summer Car Care Tips

summer car care tips

Sorry, everyone, but that time is sadly approaching — the final days of sweet, sweet summer. We hope you took full advantage of the fine weather and fun events of the season, but if you did, that means you must have done quite a bit of driving. If that is indeed the case, we have just a few simple end-of-summer car care tips to help you and your vehicle transition into the coming cold with ease.

  1. Empty the trunk

summer car care tipsWhether your cargo area is stuffed with golf clubs, boogie boards, tents, fishing poles, or any other combination of summer-fun gear, chances are all that stuff is weighing you down and adding to your fuel bill. Pack it away nicely and promise it can come back out to play in a few (hopefully short) months.

  1. Check the tires

summer car care tipsAll that driving isn’t easy on the wheels, even if it’s easy on your peace-of-mind. Check that your tires are still street-safe; you can do so easily by inserting a quarter head-first into the tread of your tires. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, your tires probably need to be replaced.

  1. Replace the wiper blades

summer car care tipsBad weather’s a-coming — don’t get stuck in a fall squall without the proper equipment. New wiper blades are inexpensive and can mean a world of difference during harsh driving conditions.

If your car requires any service, in addition to this end-of-summer car care (maybe your tires didn’t pass the quarter test), give Dan Young’s service department a call today — we’re here for you!

Little-Known Driving Tips: Staying Safe on the Road

little-known driving tipsThere are a number of little-known driving tips that could save your life. While cars are becoming safer than ever before thanks to recent innovations in driver assist technologies, there are still important things that drivers need to do to prevent unnecessary accidents. From distracted driving to hazardous road conditions, here are several tips to remember when you’re behind the wheel.

According to Cracked, many experts are now suggesting that you shouldn’t have any part of your car visible in your mirrors. It can be easy to adjust, but many drivers insist on seeing part of their car in their side view mirrors, or they fail to adjust the rearview mirror. Simply angle your side mirrors away from your car until you no longer see parts of your car. This will help to fully eliminate your blind spots in many scenarios.

Pay attention to traffic more than road signs. Drivers tend to get in the habit of driving in daze, which makes it easy to simply speed through yield signs and green lights. Though you may have the right of way, this doesn’t protect you from driver’s that aren’t following the road signs. Always pay more attention to traffic on the road, one simple trick that will help you avoid fender benders. In fact, the Dutch city of Drachten replaced a large portion of their signs with roundabouts free of visual cues, which decreased accidents by 36%. Sometimes there are just too many road signs to follow at once, leading to distractions.

Always have your headlights on. Though most states only require headlights when it’s dark or when it’s raining, studies show that having your headlights on at all times reduces the risk of accident by 32%. That’s because you’re not only more visible, but it also means you can’t forget to put them on. Plus, with more and more automatic headlight systems, it’s not a big deal if you forget to turn them off.

These are just some of the many little known driving tips that we here at Dan Young GM think it could be helpful to know.

New Chevrolet Red Wings Sponsorship: Supporting the NHL

Chevrolet Red Wings SponsorshipThe Chevrolet Red Wings sponsorship has been around since 2015, and it’s now expanding. Chevy was recently named the official vehicle of the Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings. This NHL team is one of the best in the business, attracting fans from around the country every year to see teams battle it out on the ice.

According to Chevy, the new sponsorship will include some changes to the iconic arena. For the 2017-2018 season, the arena will include a special Chevrolet Plaza on the west side of the venue, including giant screens and bowtie symbols throughout. This Plaza will also be used for the many community programs and concerts hosted in the arena. Chevy nameplates will appear throughout the arena, and the new designs are expected to improve viewing experiences.

“We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the Detroit Red Wings and it was an honor for Chevrolet to celebrate the historic final season with the team and the fans at Joe Louis Arena,” said Paul Edwards, US vice-president of Chevrolet Marketing. “We look forward to continuing to support the Red Wings and the revitalization of our hometown, the City of Detroit, as a landmark partner in the new Little Caesars Arena — a perfect complement to our partnership with the Detroit Tigers and presence at Comerica Park.”

Chevy will also now have a larger influence in District Detroit, one of the largest sport and entertainment developments in the country. Stretching a whopping 50 blocks through Detroit is the special district with theaters, various neighborhoods, and three professional sports venues. This location will be used to show more pre- and post-game events thanks to Chevy, including more coverage of the Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, and the Pistons.

We at Dan Young GM couldn’t be happier about the ever-expanding sponsorship work Chevy does.

How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

Chevrolet Certified Service Tire Check - Tipton, INA new set of tires can be a pricey investment, but good tires are an important element to safe and efficient driving. However, tires can last for up to 50,000 miles as long as you take good care of them. Here are several tips on how to make your tires last as long as possible.

Check Them Regularly

You don’t have to do a close inspection, but if you get into the habit of looking each tire over casually when you’re walking by, it will help you stay aware of their conditions. Each time you fill the gas tank, for instance, you can do a quick inspection of each tire to make sure there’s no damage and no apparent issue. If you see anything, swap the tire out for your spare and bring it into Dan Young GM, where we’ll have one of our technicians take a look for you.

Check the Tire Pressure

If a tire’s PSI is very low, you should be able to tell from looking. However, it’s still a good idea to keep a pressure gauge in your glove box so you can check each tire’s pressure every few weeks. Driving on the proper PSI is not only going to make your tires last longer, it’s also going to give you the best fuel efficiency and the best traction.

Be Aware of Load Capacity

Overwhelming your tires with excessive weight they weren’t built to handle is a quick way to cause instant damage. Make sure you know the load capacity of your tires and respect that number.

For any questions about your tires or to have a simple inspection, contact us at Dan Young GM service department today!