Importance of a Fuel Filter

Vehicle ServiceYour car has hundreds of parts. However, some of them are more important than others. One vital part is your fuel filter. The importance of a fuel filter cannot be overstated, since without it, your car’s engine could malfunction completely.

A fuel filter does exactly what it sounds like—it filters contaminants from the fuel before it gets sprayed into the engine. It is set between a vehicle’s fuel pump and the fuel injectors.

Over time, as the contaminants are collected in the fuel filter, it can get clogged. A clogged filter can cause a lot of problem in your engine, and that is why fuel filters need to be replaced every so often. How often this needs to happen depends on the make and model of your car along with your driving habits.

There are specific signs that you may have a clogged filter. If you experience a hesitating engine, stalling, not starting, hard starting, or varying performance at different speeds, your fuel filter may need to be changed. A dirty fuel filter will also hamper your car’s efficiency, since fuel isn’t flowing into the engine at the proper rate.

If you are experiencing any of these problems with your Cadillac, schedule a service appointment today and we will inspect your car and diagnose the problem.

2017 Cadillac XT5’s Features Impress

2017 Cadillac XT5The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is a brand new addition to the Cadillac lineup. It offers buyers an excellent new choice in the compact luxury crossover segment. The XT5 delivers a pleasant ride, good handling, a spacious interior, and excellent features. In fact, the Cadillac XT5’s features may be the best thing about it.

Inside, the XT5 is a versatile roomy space. The rear seats can be lowered to reveal up to 63 cubic feet of storage space. Plus, to make this process as easy as possible, the XT5 has Remote Fold-Down Rear Seats with a unique 40/20/40 split for unique seating and cargo configurations. Passengers in both the front and rear seat will appreciate the class-leading leg room.

Keeping passengers safe is something the XT5 does incredibly well. It incorporates high-tech safety along with a suite of standard air bags to keep everyone safe. Available features such as Side Blind Zone Alert, Pedestrian Collision Mitigation, Lane Keep Assist, and a Head-Up Display let technology work for the driver.

To make your drive more enjoyable, the XT5 features integrated technology features like Cadillac CUE and the available Rear Camera Mirror.

Stop by DeVoe Cadillac and take the 2017 Cadillac XT5 out for a test drive today.

2017 Cadillac XTS Preview

CadillacThere are few luxury sedans that are developed from their brand’s heritage and reputation as the 2017 Cadillac XTS. A sedan that exceeds expectations in every way, this is far from the average luxury car. Boasting a sleek, high-class design and a roomy, ergonomic cabin, the Cadillac XTS offers a refined experience that will leave every driver wanting more.

Starting at $45,295, the 2017 Cadillac XTS features an interior with straightforward lines, top-tier materials, and an attention to detail no other luxury sedan can match. To top it all off, this sedan offers modern amenities to give drivers an experience they’ll never forget.

The Cadillac XTS comes stocked with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 304 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, V-Sport models offer a more powerful twin-turbocharged V6 engine that puts out 410 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. With both engines mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, shifting is as smooth as silk.

Equipped with Magnetic Ride Control, the most advanced suspension system to date, the Cadillac XTS offers a smooth ride that adjusts to the road. From sensors that read the road up to 1,000 times per second to shock absorbers that change their density based road conditions, the 2017 Cadillac XTS is a work of art.

We at DeVoe Cadillac are proud to off the highest quality car on the market.

Get to Know Charitable, Expert Golf Teacher Tom Patri

GolfDealerships tend to partner with everyone from celebrities to local businesses and, more often than not, that helps them give back to the community at large. We’re no different and our partner Tom Patri is one of the most outgoing souls we’ve ever met. Let us here at DeVoe Cadillac tell you all about Tom Patri.

During summer, Tom travels to Long Island and Maryland, while spending his winters in Naples, Florida. A professional golfer with the Professional Golf Association, Patri has spent more than 30 years and 50,000 hours playing the sport he loves. A teacher, coach, and player, his heart is truly on the golf course.

To date, his junior students have won over 125 tournaments in almost every junior tour there is. A coach of club champions, state champions, national champions, and major professional champions, he’s clearly one of the best teachers there is.

Today, golf teacher Tom Patri continues to participate in tournaments himself while taking on new students every season. The founder of TP GOLF SCHOOLS at the Esplanade Golf and Country Club in Naples, Florida, Patri helps recreational players improve their game while bettering themselves at the same time.

A true patron of the community, Tom Patri is far from your average golfer.

Cadillac CT6 Surround-View Camera Operates Like a Dashcam

Plenty of cars on the market have already employed technology like rear back-up cameras, blind spot monitors, and similar technology to make the experience of driving even safer. However, 360-view cameras present an even newer advancement in the realm of vehicles security. Cadillac takes advantage of this with the CT6 surround-view camera, which employs four exterior cameras and a recording feature that allows the Cadillac CT6 to capture its surroundings on video.

2016 Cadillac CT6

The surround-view camera and the recording system can be easily accessed through the CT6’s infotainment system touchscreen as long as the vehicle has been fitted with the proper equipment options. Drivers can select from two modes; the first mode uses the front and rear cameras to record while you’re driving, while the second activates the surround-view cameras automatically when your parked vehicle has been “disturbed” in order to catch any break-ins on film.

The Cadillac CT6 surround-view camera feature comes standard with a 32-gigabyte SD card, which allows for up to 32 hours of filming. Even better, you don’t have to go through and manually delete what you don’t want; when the card is full, it will just record over previous data. The surround-view camera can be used both for performance purposes or to keep your vehicle safe and secure.

Delicious July 4th Recipes for the Family Cookout

cookoutJuly means the middle of summer break, high temperatures, trips to the pool, fireworks, and—best of all—cookouts. If you’re having your family over for a cookout and fireworks show this Independence Day, you might be looking for some unique July 4th recipes to liven up the menu.

Appetizers

People like to snack while they wait for the grill to fire up, so keep your company happy with summer finger food like deviled eggs, spinach dip, or Mexican-style treats like salsa verde or pico de gallo. Try making homemade chip dip for a classic favorite.

Main Dishes

Nothing says 4th of July like some grilled food. Provide alternatives to the traditional burger and hot dog options like grilled shrimp, skewered chicken, corn on the cob, and barbecued ribs. Try marinating the meat overnight ahead of time to give dishes an extra kick, or even look into veggie burgers for any herbivores in your family.

Dessert

Everyone love sweets! Red, white, and blue strawberry shortcake is a festive option, or you can cool off with homemade fudge pops, fruit pops, or try your hand at making your own ice cream. There are plenty of July 4th recipes available, so be creative and have fun to make your cookout more interesting!

Canoeing and Kayaking at the Pelican Bay Estuary

Looking for something to do in North Naples? If you’re a member of Pelican Bay and you like the idea of spending the day paddling through the Pelican Bay estuary in a canoe or kayak, you’re in luck. The Pelican Bay Foundation provides members with access to canoe and kayak rentals at the North Boardwalk at Inner Clam Bay. All you have to do is fill out a waiver, head to Tram Station #6, and they’ll do the rest.

There are two sessions during which you are permitted to rent canoes and kayaks. The first session, the morning session, takes place from 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The afternoon session takes place from 12:30 PM until 1 hour before sunset. Upon renting your canoe or kayak and heading out into the estuary, you will be outfitted with life-jackets and given a key to unlock the gate, a map of Clam Bay, and your paddles.

When preparing for your journey through the mangroves, it is recommended that you and everyone in your group be in comfortable clothing, wear bugspray and sunscreen, and keep your cell phone in a watertight case or Ziploc in case of emergency. Keep in mind that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by two adults.

There are a few rules to keep in mind when you’re out enjoying the Pelican Bay estuary: while kayaks are permitted in the Gulf of Mexico, canoes are not, and the person renting the watercraft must sign a watercraft waiver and abide by the Policies and Procedures set forth by the Pelican Bay Foundation. Additionally, you will have to sign a “hold-harmless” release for the key, paddles, and life-jacket.

Spend a day in the water at the Pelican Bay Estuary!

Cadillac CT6 Sedan Finds Sweet Spot in Luxury Market

Luxury brands aren’t typically lauded for their affordability, but Cadillac’s current lineup is turning heads in the industry thanks to the sheer value. Reviewers from all over are turning their attention to the brand and praising the lineup’s cohesive style, intelligent design, and the amount of standard features packed in for a relatively affordable price in comparison to competitors.

Among these, the full-size Cadillac CT6 sedan is one of the most acknowledged, and for good reason; with a starting price less than $55,000, the CT6 has just as much quality as competitors with price tags upwards of $100k.

2016 Cadillac CT6

James Derek Sapienza of Cheatsheet was quick to point out that the 2016 CT6 is comparable in terms of length, convenience, and cabin space to rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which boasts a hefty sticker price of around $97,000. That doesn’t mean the CT6 is a knockoff, however; the Cadillac CT6 stands strong as a frontrunner of the luxury sedan segment with a base horsepower of 265 and the option of a 400-HP V6, an interior decorated with upscale hand-stitched leather, and the choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.

Other optional features include a high-end Bose Panaray sound system with 34 speakers, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and several packages that provide features like a sunroof and ventilated front seats. There’s even an auto-dimming rearview mirror that functions as a widescreen backup camera. The updated CUE infotainment system and improved interior acoustics make the Cadillac CT6 more comfortable and convenient than ever.

The Cadillac CT6 sedan harkens back to a time of classic American luxury without diminishing the car’s modern appeal. Power, performance, comfort, and more can all be yours in the 2016 CT6 at a relatively low price in comparison to competing sedans.

Dr. Dre’s Cadillac Escalade Is the Hottest Celebrity Vehicle Around

Celebrities are often known for having the best-of-the-best. Therefore, it should be no surprise to anyone that rap artist Andre “Dr. Dre” Young just bought himself a Cadillac.

Dr. Dre’s new ride is a customized 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Becker Automotive Design in Onxnard, California is the company that did the customizing work. They worked on implementing Dr. Dre’s custom Strut grille and unique wheels. The music artist was fully involved in the design process and worked with Becker Automotive Design to create his perfect vehicle.

The customized Cadillac Escalade ESV probably cost around $200,000–which barely puts a dent in Dre’s net worth of $700 million! Of course, a normal Escalade does not cost anywhere near that amount, as it is the customized work that increases the cost.

Not many photos have been released of the Dr. Dre’s Cadillac Escalade, but Becker Automotive Design did publish a few pictures of previously-customized Escalades. The inside of the vehicles looks just as nice as a private jet!

2016 Cadillac Escalade

We are sure that Dr. Dre will love traveling the country and signing deals in his new Cadillac Escalade. If you are interested in owning your own Escalade, stop by DeVoe Cadillac.

Upscale Cadillac XT5 Is an Instant Hit in China

We at DeVoe Cadillac are excited about the upcoming launch of the 2017 Cadilac XT5. This fantastic new vehicle will be arriving at our dealership soon! However, while we wait a bit longer in the United States, the vehicle has recently launched in China.

The American luxury brand is a popular choice in China. Wang Yongqing, SAIC-GM President stated that “the upscale Cadillac XT5 is targeted at individuals who embrace innovation.”

This is based on Cadillac embracing the social leaders and professionals with the new XT5. The vehicle is perfect for individuals who foresee new outlets of creativity while celebrating their ambition and success.

2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5

Yongqing also stated that, “The overall design, comfort, performance and technology of the XT5 will meet their desire for a crossover that embodies modern American luxury.”

Cadillac is embraced as a youthful brand by Chinese millennials and the XT5 is already experiencing great success on the market across the People’s Republic.

The2017 Cadillac XT5 has either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and is powered by a 2.0-liter LTG turbo four-cylinder engine.

For more information on the 2017 Cadillac XT5, and to experience true American luxury, visit us at DeVoe Cadillac.