Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about a few fun and creative ways to make sure that the special lady in your life knows just how loved and appreciated she really is. Cards, flowers, and pretty brunches are always cute and welcomed by all, but why not plan a new and unique adventure that will create lasting memories for both of you? Here are five awesome Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for taking mom out in the Gainesville area on her special day.
With the busy holiday season behind us, it can be hard to believe there are more holidays yet to come, but a certain green and festive one is coming up fast – St. Patrick’s Day! March 17th is just around the corner, and if you’re a Floridian in the Gainesville area, there is plenty to do. Whether you’re into sporting events, music, festivals, or anything in between, there’s something for everyone. Check out these fun St. Patty’s Day events near Gainesville, FL.
The reimagined 2018 GMC Terrain compact SUV that debuted at the recent 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit shatters the status quo. Its bold new aerodynamic sheetmetal features striking C-shaped LED signature lighting surrounding new projector headlights, complementary C-shaped taillights, a distinctive “floating” roof, a handsome new front grill, slender chrome side mirrors, and available 19-inch sport alloy wheels. It’s all designed to make an unforgettable impression.
According to Matt Noone, GMC’s director of exterior design, “When we launched the Terrain in 2009, it was a very surprising vehicle. Instead of refreshing that vehicle, we want to deliver that surprise again.” “There’s something exciting about the Terrain from every angle you look at,” explains Noone. “From exterior to interior, the customer is at the center of everything we’ve done.”
Redesigned Interior Features “Professional Grade” Quality.
No less dramatic is the new 2018 Terrain’s completely reimagined interior space. It takes GMC’s “Professional Grade” craftsmanship to an entirely new level of refinement. Such innovations as a new “Electronic Precision Shift” mechanism, for example, frees up more usable space in the center console.
“Our customers deserve a higher level of refinement, and we pay that off on the interior in a big way” states Michael Stapleton, director of interior design. “Our customers want that extra detail, in the way the fabric touches your hand and the way we get the front seats to fold flat. These are the little details that really make it spectacular.”
Handsome brushed chrome and wood accents, premium quality materials, leather seats with contrast stitching, available heated 2nd – row seats, the convenient layout of instruments and controls, and a zealous attention to even the smallest detail take the Terrain’s interior to new heights of sophistication and versatility. Continue Reading →
The month of February is when we celebrate love and romance. Well here’s something that’s sure to get your heart beating a little faster: The stunning, luxurious, and supremely refined new 2017 Buick Regal from your preferred Buick GMC new car dealer near Gainesville, FL, Gainesville Buick GMC.
Love At First Sight.
The stunning new 2017 Buick Regal for sale near Gainesville at Gainesville Buick GMC will be a car you’ll love to look at day after day. Calling it a “knockout,” our friends at TheCarConnection.com are so smitten with the Regal’s handsome and modern appearance, they give it a solid 9-out-of-10 for being “…one of the best-looking four-doors General Motors has in its stable today.”
The Regal’s classically contemporary exterior announces its arrival, with its signature “waterfall” grille proudly wearing Buick’s three-crest emblem. Available LED headlights cut deeply into the front fenders, looking almost wing-like in their appearance. The chrome-accented lower fascia houses two available fog lights and smartly styled alloy wheels, as well as chrome-tipped trapezoidal exhausts and expressive LED taillights, anticipate the sporty fun you’ll experience wherever the road takes you. Continue Reading →
Here at your preferred Buick GMC dealer in Gainesville, FL, we’re excited about what 2017 has in store. As we begin the New Year, we’re pleased to tell you about the new 2017 Buick Envision SUV coming soon to our Buick GMC dealership near Ocala, FL.
The crossover SUV market is red hot with buyers wanting the ride, comfort, and luxury of a car combined with the versatility of an SUV. Buick enters this highly competitive automotive arena with a bold, beautiful, and luxuriously equipped crossover that’s designed to go up against the world’s best, including the Mercedes GLC-Class, the Audi Q5, and the Acura RDX.
The Envision shares Buick’s understated and classy DNA with its signature “waterfall” grille complemented by chrome accents. Wing-shaped projector-beam headlights artfully frame the grille. The darker headlight lenses add an unexpectedly dramatic touch. A crease running from the front fenders through the door handles along with a similar character line above the door sills add visual interest, conveying a sense of forward motion. Available premium 19-inch Manoogian Silver alloy wheels add just the right degree of sporty refinement. Continue Reading →
The holidays are almost here, and if you’re like most Gainesville residents that means getting together with family and friends to celebrate the season.
While some folks enjoy displaying their culinary skills during the holidays, others would prefer to let someone else do the cooking. Fortunately, we’re blessed with a having many excellent restaurants here in Gainesville and vicinity. Whether you’re in the mood for something exotic, crave some down-home Southern-style cooking, or have an urge to enjoy a traditional holiday meal, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for at one of our many outstanding Gainesville-area dining establishments.
Here’s a list of some of the best places in town to enjoy a savory holiday meal, compliments of your friends here at your hometown Gainesville Buick GMC new car dealer, Gainesville Buick GMC.
V Pizza at the Hampton Inn
Pizza for the holidays? Why not! A recent arrival from Jacksonville, V Pizza features an extensive menu of thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas. You’ll also find a variety of tasty Italian favorites and wings. Plus, the adjacent Sidecar Bar is quickly earning a reputation as one of the best watering holes in town.
Saboré Restaurant At Tioga Town Center
As one of the premier restaurants in the Gainesville area, Saboré recently upped its game with a brilliant new menu conceived by Chef Valero. The menu is a fresh fusion of the tastes of Europe, Asia, and South America artfully intertwined with a global flair and the freshest ingredients. Continue Reading →
Life is made up of a series of choices. They may be simple ones, like choosing between watching the Gators play on TV and mowing the lawn (we think we know the answer to that one). Or perhaps choosing to go out to dinner or stay home and order pizza (that ultimate deep-dish pizza is looking awfully good, isn’t it?).
Making major choices that affect your finances, however, is an entirely different matter. One of the biggest choices that impact your budget is buying a car. The cost of owning a car is right up there with the purchase of a house. So choosing whether to purchase a new or used car is definitely an important decision that’s worth thinking seriously about.
When it comes to making tough decisions, it’s a wise idea to consult the experts. That’s where your friends here at Gainesville Buick GMC come in. As your preferred Buick GMC new car dealership near Gainesville, we’re ready to help you decide whether a new or used car is best for you.
We, therefore, put together this handy guide to understanding the pros and cons of a new or used car from our used car dealership near Ocala, FL. Because you do have choices when it comes to buying a car.
Where are the best places in Gainesville to celebrate Oktoberfest? Glad you asked. Because your friends here at your hometown Buick GMC new car dealership in Gainesville, Gainesville Buick GMC, have the answer. We’ve come up with this handy guide to all the Oktoberfest fun happening in our area. As the Germans would say: “Ausgezeichnet!” (or “excellent”).
German American Society Of Central Florida Oktoberfest, Oct. 1rd, and Oct. 22nd
Head over to Orlando for what’s billed as Central Florida’s biggest and grandest Oktoberfest bash. Held at the beginning and at the end of October, this rollicking event has all that you could ask for and more. Enjoy an array of delicious and authentic German food, including schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, and more. Quaff it all down with an ice-cold Bavarian beer in a genuine Biergarten atmosphere as you enjoy a parade of Teutonic-inspired entertainment. Plus, there are fun activities for the kids and an assortment of vendor booths. Watch the video of last year’s event:
Haile Village Center Oktoberfest Celebration, Friday, Oct. 7
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Haile Village with food, drinks, live entertainment, kids’ activities, and more. Continue Reading →
The Gator Nation is getting ready to roar back to life as the 2016 fall football season is about to get underway. As die-hard Gator fans prepare to inhabit The Swamp, it won’t be long that the parking lot of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will be packed with many tailgating Gator fans.
Here at Gainesville Buick GMC, your preferred Gainesville Buick GMC new car dealer, we’re excited about the upcoming season as the Gator’s pursue the coveted SEC championship once again. One of the best ways to enjoy a terrific tailgating experience this year is in the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia mid-size SUV. The completely reimagined 2017 Acadia has the room, versatility, luxury, power, technology, and Professional Grade quality that delivers a championship performance on Game Day or any day.
Acadia’s Trim New Look
You’ll love the admiring glances you’ll get from fellow Gator boosters when you roll up in your new 2017 Acadia. Just like when the Gators take the field, the redesigned 2017 Acadia makes an immediate impression that’s strong, bold, and authoritative; yet smoother and sleeker than previous models. The Acadia offers three distinctive front grilles depending on trim levels (SLT, All-Terrain or Denali), a choice of several available sport alloy wheel options, new signature LED lighting and a fresh, more aerodynamic silhouette that not only looks contemporary but also improves fuel efficiency.
Acadia’s Roomy New Interior Scores
On the inside, the new 2017 GMC Acadia for sale near Gainesville opens up arena-sized versatility and spaciousness with a completely redesigned interior. You’ll need to pack plenty of gear to make your tailgate awesome, and the Acadia obliges with up to 79 cubic feet of storage space. Plus, the Acadia’s fold-flat 3rd-row split bench seats gives you plenty of ways to configure your cargo and passenger-carrying requirements. And the available Power Liftgate lets you load up your new Acadia for the game with a touch of a button. Continue Reading →
The summer golf season is in full swing (pardon the pun) in and around Gainesville with golfers hitting the links at many of the outstanding courses throughout the area. Regardless of your skill level, it’s a good idea to review some fundamentals that will help fine-tune your game. After all, there’s nothing more satisfying than hitting that long drive straight down the fairway or sinking that difficult putt that will leave your golfing buddies envious.
We here at your hometown Buick GMC dealer in Gainesville, Gainesville Buick GMC, came up with the following 4 valuable tips to help you fine-tune your game.
Proper Alignment – Many players have a faulty alignment which affects every aspect of their swing. Golf is a game of consistency, and it all starts with proper alignment. There are three basic stances: square, closed, and open. To check your stance, pick a target and place the club along the line of your toes. Then see where the club is pointing. If the club points directly at, or to the right, of the target, your stance is closed. If it points to the left of the target, your stance is open. If the club points left, but parallel, to the target, this is called a square stance. Your hips, knees, and shoulders should be in line or parallel to your feet. The clubface should be square, or at a right angle, to the ball.
Proper Golf Stance – Having a proper alignment is a prerequisite for achieving a proper stance as it points you in the correct direction. Your stance consists of the right width, the correct amount of knee flex, the angle of the feet, and overall posture. The first step is to measure the width of your shoulders using a club. Use this measurement to ensure that your feet are at least this wide apart for full shots. Avoid pointing your toes at too much of an angle. Your body weight should be 50/50 between your toes and heels, as well as your left and right foot. Too narrow or wide a stance will improperly shift your body weight and leave you off balance.
Correct Distance To The Ball – Each of the clubs in your bag is a different length. This changes the distance between you and the ball during your setup. First, address the ball and lock your knees in place. Bend your knees slightly until the weight on your feet moves from the heel to the balls of your feet until it is balanced over the center. Take out the club you’ll be using and lower it to your front thigh. It should touch about an inch above your kneecap. Do this without flexing or straightening your leg. If you do, you’ll need to move your feet farther or closer to the ball.
Proper Hand Position & Grip – Your hands at setup should reflect your impact position. To do so, point the butt end of the club at your front or left hip. If the club is too far forward or too far back, your strikes will be inconsistent. Correctly gripping the club is essential. It may at first seem awkward, but mastering a good grip will pay dividends. Place the club in the fingers of the left hand running from the middle of the index finger to the base of the little finger. Grip the club about a ½-inch from the top end of the club. You should only be able to see 2 ½ knuckles, creating what’s called a “neutral” position. Your left thumb and forefinger should point to your right shoulder in a “V” position.