Posted on October 13, 2016
There are a number of important services you can have performed on your vehicle in order to properly maintain performance and extend its life. One of the basic automotive services is a tire rotation. This quick and easy service is more important than you might think, as it contributes to better handling, fuel economy, and safety. Read on to learn the benefits of tire rotations.
According to Pep Boys, a tire rotation is designed to maintain even wear on all four tires. Because your car is typically heavier near the engine, the tires nearest to the powertrain wear faster. Wear can also be affected by alignment or the drivetrain setup (e.g., front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive). Tire rotations prolong the life of the tires and they lead to a comfortable and smoother ride.
How do you know if you need a tire rotation? There are some basic signs to keep in mind. First, look for uneven wear. For example, if you notice that the front tires have less tread than the rear tires, it may be time for a rotation. Also, listen for tire noise and vibrations, as these can be a sign of uneven wear patterns.
How often is a tire rotation needed? The basic rule of thumb is to rotate the tires every time you get an oil change—every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. A tire rotation will lead to a smooth ride, even grip, and it can even extend the life of your tires. Be sure to ask for a rotation the next time you bring your car to a shop.
Posted on September 21, 2016
Your 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.
Posted on September 9, 2016
The 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.
Posted on August 9, 2016
Dealerships 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.
Posted on July 20, 2016
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.
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.
Posted on July 1, 2016
July 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.
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.
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.
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!
Posted on June 24, 2016
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!
Posted on May 24, 2016
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!
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.