June 30th, 2016
Modern motorists find themselves with a lot on their plates, and that’s especially true for busy family drivers. With a ton of activities and schedules to juggle, “hectic” is an understatement for many of today’s car shoppers.
At our DC area Chevrolet dealership, we know how taxing it can be to spend your time running from place to place, and that feeling only gets worse when you need to stop home to switch out your gear or take two cars to accommodate a larger group. Fortunately, we’ve also got the perfect solution in the form of the Chevy Traverse!
This versatile crossover was recently featured on U.S. News & World Report’s Roomiest SUVs for the Money list, accenting just how committed the automaker is to providing drivers with the features that they depend on.
With a maximum cargo space of 116.3 cubic feet, it’s clear that the 2016 Chevy Traverse brings DC area drivers plenty of bang for their buck. Better yet, this full-size crossover doesn’t come off as bulky or unwieldy. As U.S. News & World Report points out, the 2016 Traverse, “has a smooth, quiet ride,” and, “boasts car-like handling despite its large size.”
That class-leading cargo space is easily accessible, as well, with 24.4 cubic feet behind the rear row with all seats in place. A 60/40 split in the third row makes it easy to expand that space, while available second-row fold-flat captain’s chairs add even more flexibility.
In addition to space for all of your cargo, the 2016 Traverse also provides plenty of room to accommodate the whole crew. Spacious seating for up to eight passengers means the whole family can climb in, get settled, and enjoy the ride!
If you’ve been eager to climb into a roomier ride, then Pohanka Chevrolet is the place to be! To learn more, or to schedule a test drive, be sure to contact us online or to give our team a call at (703) 968-6677 today.
June 28th, 2016
Summer is in the air, which means a season full of fun and vacations. If you’re planning a road trip this season, now’s the perfect time to start finding ways to stay entertained out on the road!
Thinking of road trip games might remind you of being a kid, but our DC area Acura dealership knows that games are just as important for adults. After all, who wants to spend hours on the road staring at their phone when they could spend time interacting with friends? Check out a few of our favorites to get you started!
When you start your trip, put an empty cup or jar into one of the cup holders and agree on a common word with your fellow travelers; that word or phrase is now off limits. Every time someone uses it, they have to drop a dollar into the cup for the gas fund. If your friends tend to not carry cash, then simply have the offender write their name on a slip of paper. Whoever’s name is the most frequent has to buy lunch!
For an extra challenge, switch up the buzzword each time you make a stop during the day’s travels so that no one has too much time to get into a rhythm. You can also make more specific rules, such as “no using first names” or “no saying left or right” to make things a bit tougher.
A childhood classic, this is a game that will encourage everyone to keep their eyes off of their phones to keep a look out for out-of-state license plates. Designate a scorekeeper, and be sure to make an announcement when you cross state lines.
You can also choose specific point values for other types of license plates, including vanity plates, dealership plates, or specialty plates for different teams, schools, or causes.
This one takes a bit of imagination, but tends to really take off once you get started. Choose another car nearby, and let your passengers take a look at who’s inside. Everyone on the road is heading somewhere, but where? Start spinning a story about the car’s occupants and where they’re going.
Maybe the family in the 2017 Acura just left the dealership, or maybe that guy in the unsuspecting pickup truck is rushing to the mall to buy himself a new tuxedo for his side job as a secret agent. Your ideas will get more wild as your work off of each other, and before you know it you’ll have created a tangled tale—and passed a few miles of your trip!
To learn more about how you can prepare for your upcoming road trip, or to find the perfect new vehicle for the open road, be sure to contact our Acura dealer serving DC online or to call the Pohanka Acura team at (703) 968-6600 today.
June 27th, 2016
Summer is finally here, which means a season full of grilling, swimming, and fun in the sun with friends! While this is certainly a great time of year to take it easy and enjoy some carefree relaxation, it’s also important to be aware of the risks that come with the season.
Don’t fret, though; Honda of Chantilly is here to help raise your awareness so that you can kick back and relax without a worry at the world!
Whether you’re firing up the grill or making s’mores around the fire, chances are that some of your favorite summer nights are spent chowing down with family and friends. Of course, cooking outdoors is a bit less convenient than when you’ve got a full kitchen at your disposal.
When preparing food outside, particular meat, be sure to cook it thoroughly. It’s also important to refrigerate unused portions within an hour or two after cooking them so that they don’t spoil. If you’re camping, be sure to store all food in a hard to reach place some distance from your campsite, as not to attract bears or other animals.
Summer is also prime time for taking a dip, whether it’s at the beach or in the pool. The #1 rule is to make sure not to swim alone, and it goes double for children. Be sure to wear a life preserver when boating, too.
Of course, summer isn’t complete without some sun. Using sunblock appropriately is the best way to prevent sunburn; we recommend SPF 15 or higher, applied regularly throughout the day. A hat is always a good idea, too, as is a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes!
If you’re traveling during the summer months, it’s a good idea to have your car checked out before any long trips. In addition to making sure your car is up to the road ahead, having your engine coolant and air conditioning systems checked is in your best interest in the summer heat!
Whatever you’re up to this season, have fun and stay safe! To learn more about how Honda of Chantilly can help you have a great summer, be sure to contact us online or to call our team at (703) 633-2400 today!