November 28th, 2016
Here at our Virginia Chevy dealer, we know that passionate motorists will go to great lengths to care for and protect their vehicles. For many aficionados, particularly those who have fallen head over heels for a fine American muscle car like the 2017 Camaro, this means tucking their vehicle away when winter weather arrives.
If you plan on covering up your vehicle for the season—or for parts of it—it’s important to make sure that your vehicle is clean beforehand. A thorough detailing will remove messes from the interior to prevent a musty smell, as well as dust and grime from the exterior that could cause trouble beneath a car cover.
Once your car has been thoroughly detailed, it’s time to cover it up. If that sounds pretty simple, that’s because it is—but only once you’ve chosen the right cover for your vehicle and circumstances!
When you think of the right fit, chances are that your first thoughts are in regards to sizing. Virginia drivers will need more than just a cover that fits over their 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, though; they’ll also need a cover that’s right for their purposes!
If you’re storing your vehicle indoors, a light cover is typically enough to protect against dust and any gentle bumps in your garage. In this case, there’s really not much benefit in choosing a heavy outdoor cover.
When your car will be covered up outdoors, though, you’re up against a whole new range of potential hazards. From rain and snow to UV rays, bird droppings, and stray stones, outdoor covers are built to offer sturdier protection against the elements. Choosing the right cover will consistently offer better results, so a heavier cover is worth the extra cost when you’re expecting to store your car outdoors for any amount of time.
While a specialty car cover will do the trick for your Camaro’s exterior and interior, you’ll want to speak with one of our certified mechanics if you have plans to store your vehicle for long stretches. Depending on the amount of time, it may be in your best interests to drain fluids or equip a battery tender. For more information on long-term storage, or to schedule a thorough detailing before breaking out the car cover, be sure to contact Pohanka Chevrolet online or to call us at (703) 968-6677!
November 16th, 2016
The folks who visit our Chantilly Chevy dealership shopping for pickup trucks come from all walks of life, but they can all agree that the Silverado’s legendary capability makes their jobs and hobbies easier to enjoy! Even on the toughest terrain, the Silverado’s rugged capability, powerful hauling capacity, and comfortable ride make for a great time behind the wheel.
For those who hunt, we don’t have to tell you that deer season is in full swing. We also don’t have to tell you that a capable pickup is essential for getting where you need to be and bringing back your haul!
Before you hop in your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and get a little Chantilly mud on the tires this deer season, though, be sure to review local regulations for deer hunting. We also suggest considering a donation to help those in need this season!
There’s no daily bag limit in Fairfax County, though there is a maximum of three antlered deer inside of a license year.
It’s important to note, though, that there is a proportional stipulation on when those antlered deer can be taken. Before taking a second antlered deer, hunters in Fairfax County must first take two antlerless deer. Before taking a third antlered deer, they must take at least three antlerless deer. All of these rules, of course, apply to deer taken inside Fairfax County (including all cities and towns within the county).
While you’re planning for the season, we encourage you to consider Hunters For The Hungry. This program allows hunters who bag more than their family needs to donate deer to processing centers, where the meat will be processed and used to feed those in need.
Note that in addition to recent bags, hunters are encouraged to donate frozen meet from the 2015 season in order to make room for this year’s harvest!
To schedule a test drive in a new Chevy truck to make the most of this year’s hunting season, don’t hesitate to contact Pohanka Chevrolet online or to call our team directly at (703) 968-6677 today!
November 10th, 2016
It’s no secret that Volkswagen is constantly looking ahead to find the next innovation around the bend, particularly when it comes to safety. Shoppers at our VW dealer in MD are already familiar with many of the automaker’s advanced safety features, including active systems that help drivers to stay alert and in control.
One standout feature is the available Front Assist system with Autonomous Emergency Braking, a system which automatically applies brake pressure when a potential collision is detected—even if the driver doesn’t notice the obstruction or take action immediately.
Advanced extras like these are constantly drawing MD drivers in to test drive a VW with us, but the automaker isn’t content to stop moving forward. So as we look ahead at the potential for fully autonomous vehicles, what does Volkswagen have up its sleeve?
Industry experts often take note of patents or trademarks that companies are registering, using the information to get a bit of a sneak peek at what could be around the bend. VW Vortex recently reported on a design patented by Volkswagen in Germany, which shines some light on the company’s innovative take toward autonomy on the road.
The contents of the patent include a system that will allow drivers to input guidance for the autonomous system without disengaging self-driving mode. To do so, drivers will use a touch-sensitive control panel anchored in the top of the gearshift knob.
Using tap and swipe gestures—similar to those that are common on existing touchscreen devices—drivers would be able to input instructions, as it were, to guide the vehicle. The vehicle may even request driver guidance in certain situations, such as deciding whether to pass a slow moving vehicle.
While there’s no confirmation in the patent on which Volkswagen vehicles this feature may first appear in, it certainly attests to VW’s constant passion for moving forward. To learn more about existing autonomous technologies in the Volkswagen lineup, including innovative active safety features, be sure to contact us online or to call the Pohanka Volkswagen team at (301) 808-7100 today!