MONTHLY ARCHIVES: AUGUST 2016

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Conversion Vans

The Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna are probably the favorite chassis for building out your conversion. Both offer abundant power and towing capability and an exceptional level of luxury, comfort and style – as high as you want to go. 

You might think a Conversion van is too big for you but you should consider that the Express, for example, is really no longer than a Suburban or Yukon XL. And they have superior performance to these vehicles with their shorter front end allowing for a tighter turn radius. This feature alone makes them much easier to drive.

They are both extremely sturdy and safe. Conversion vans are far easier to get in and out of and both of these models can accommodate up to 15 passengers (depending on body selected). Even with all those passengers, the Savanna and Express offer plenty of storage, in the cargo and within the cab and interior. Add the luxury touches of a Conversion – leather seats, state of the art media and you have your dream vehicle.

In its life as a cargo van, the Savanna has been a favorite mainstay. But the rise in popularity of Conversion vans have made it a favorite for customization with millions sold in the past 20 years. The basic Savana has an unpretentious, standard interior, minimal embellishment and trim. It is the perfect full-size van for buyers wanting a no-nonsense workhorse geared toward durability. All of those features also make it the perfect candidate for a buyers’ own customization project. You can literally make this van more like your second home on the move with the range of options available!

As for safety, all passenger vans come fitted with antilock brakes, side curtain airbags and stability control as standard equipment. A rear vision camera, rear parking sensors and OnStar emergency communications are available as options.

To assist with compliance under the ADA, the Savanna, for example, is designed to be fitted with ADA-compliant wheelchair and seating configurations, without compromising interior comfort or convenience.

Another favorite chassis for customization is the Chevrolet Express. The Express gives you 36% more interior room than the average full-size SUV; similar to the Savanna, it is only a few inches longer bumper–to-bumper, than a Suburban or Yukon. Compared to any full size SUV, the customized Chevrolet Express is a step up in every sense of the word. World class luxury, sumptuous leather seating, soft ambient lighting, the interior envelopes you in comfort.  High-tech electronics like StabiliTrak, a backup camera and available navigation system bring peace of mind. The Express’s 310 Vortec engine delivers 325 ft/lbs of torque - as a tow vehicle, the Express 1500 can haul nearly 10,000 pounds and 15 passengers in style and luxury.

Wright Conversion’s sales professionals can discuss with you all the many options and pricing ranges for designing your own Conversion Van! Visit us in Wexford, PA, we also have customers in Cranberry, Weirton, Cleveland and Philadelphia. 

Wright Conversion Vans specializes in new Chevrolet and GMC conversion vans, with more brands coming soon to our inventory. Located in Wexford, PA, we have customers near Cleveland, Ohio, Weirton, West Virginia and throughout Pennsylvania like Philadelphia.  


This entry was posted in Wright Conversion Vans and tagged conversion vans, chevrolet express, gmc savanna, new conversions van, used conversion vans, on 08/29/2016 at 3:46 PM

 Conversion Vans

The term “Conversion van” might be new to you. You might think it's a vehicle set up for business, i.e. a handy man. The thought that someone can have his or her ‘man cave’ on wheels might be surprising!  The term is usually meant to refer to any passenger van that has been furnished with specific features by a third-party customization business. From the ‘man cave’ to a vehicle designed to accommodate passengers with wheel chairs to designing a camping vehicle, Conversion vans can be created to satisfy a wide range of needs. Below are some reasons to consider a Conversion van for your next vehicle.

For one, Conversion vans are usually gorgeous inside and out. You can feel like a celebrity in one, many celebrities have nixed the luxury limo for the Conversion – or combined both into one!

They fit nicely on your driveway and even in the garage. (If you happen to have a garage that hasn’t turned into a storage room.) Chevy Express, GMC Savanna and the Dodge Ram Promaster, for example, all have a top height no greater than 100 inches which accommodates the average garage door.

Models like the GMC Savanna, Chevy Express, Dodge Ram Promaster, Ford Transit among others, can easily double as the family car and recreational vehicle. All of these vehicles make excellent Conversion candidates. They will all have third row benches that can turn into a bed for sleeping, a great option for weekend getaways on budget. Traveling in a Conversion allows for spontaneity and unplanned adventure.

 A Conversion van can be customized to fit your family’s exact needs. You don’t need to fit your family square peg into the factory made round hole. But if building your own conversion is a bit out of your budget, consider a used vehicle. We’ll bet there’s a family out there who had needs comparable to yours whose used vehicle may be the perfect Conversion for you. The interior of a used Conversion van often contains plush leather seating, a state-of-the-art entertainment system with television, sofa bed, mini refrigerator and limousine-style lighting. At Wright Conversions we can help you locate your perfect Conversion.

If you are looking for a family vehicle that is great for traveling and camping, is gorgeous with an amazing interior and is a pleasure to drive, and had never considered a conversion van - it is really the only car on the market that wraps up all of these components into one!

Come in to Wright Conversions to speak with our Conversions specialists in Wexford, PA, we also have customers in Cranberry, Cleveland and Philadelphia. 

Wright Conversion Vans specializes in new Chevrolet and GMC conversion vans, with more brands coming soon to our inventory. Located in Wexford, PA, we have customers near Cleveland, Ohio, Weirton, West Virginia and throughout Pennsylvania like Philadelphia.  


This entry was posted in Wright Conversion Vans and tagged conversion vans, new conversion vans, used conversion vans, chevy express, gmc savanna, dodge promaster, ford transit, on 08/29/2016 at 3:43 PM

Conversion Vans

The days are getting shorter, you can feel a cold snap in the air. You’re going out in your Conversion a little less. Football is on the TV.  Soups are starting to look appetizing. When these elements align, we know winter can’t be far behind.

You may want to bring your Conversion in for a comprehensive inspection and look into getting it winterized. If you’ve been using your Conversion a lot during the hot months of summer it may be a good time to check your fluids, particularly the oil and coolant.

The cooling system kept you comfortable all summer long, now it’s going to do duty keeping you warm and keeping things from freezing. Your heater’s heating ability is intimately tied in with the condition of your car’s antifreeze. A fifty-fifty combination of antifreeze and water will protect up to the freezing point. If you regularly see temps below freezing, talk to a Conversion care professional about other precautions you can take for your exact climate conditions.

If you drove over many rough roads during your summer get-aways, or your vehicle is getting up there in miles, it would probably be a good idea to have the entire heating system checked to make sure there are no leaky valves or blockages.

Output on your battery could possibly drop in low winter temperatures. Your battery has to work harder in the winter, using up to two times more current when starting a cold engine. Colder climates require batteries with a higher CCA (cold cranking amps) rating, double check you’ve got the recommended product for your area. Have a professional make sure you’ve got plenty of life left in that battery.

On the outside, the most important thing you can check are your tires. They never get any rest. Make sure they are ready to face snow, ice, rain and mud. This is an area where you don’t want to scrimp. Hydroplaning on rainy or icy surfaces is always a fear as the outcome could be very serious. Ensure there is enough surface traction on your tires, if they are worn, replace. You may want to consider winter tires which are designed with compounds that allow flexibility even in below freezing temperatures for better traction.

And don’t forget to always check for proper inflation, cold temperatures cause pressure to drop and always carry a fully inflated spare.

Many of the safety checks you can do yourself, and you should on a regular basis. But for winter prep in severe climate, a certified mechanic can perform a 40 point safety inspection – bumper to bumper – which can play a major role in helping you avoid possible winter hazards.

Don’t forget packing up and maintaining your Emergency Kit including first aid, an ice scraper, food and water, blankets/jackets, flashlight, flares and booster cables.

Come in to Wright Conversions in Wexford, we can help you out! We also have customers in Cleveland, Cranberry, and Philadelphia.

Wright Conversion Vans specializes in new Chevrolet and GMC conversion vans, with more brands coming soon to our inventory. Located in Wexford, PA, we have customers near Cleveland, Ohio, Weirton, West Virginia and throughout Pennsylvania like Philadelphia.  


This entry was posted in Wright Conversion Vans and tagged conversion vans, new conversion vans, used conversion vans, conversion van dealer, chevy van, gmc van, on 08/29/2016 at 3:41 PM

Conversion Vans

If you’re counting the reasons to get a Conversion van, you can’t leave out the amazing tailgating allowed when you roll up in your Conversion van. What’s better than being with friends, eating, drinking and laughing it up on Game Day! With your Conversion, an ordinary tailgate party becomes something extraordinary. You can invite friends ‘in’ to watch pre-game shows, cool down in the luxurious interior – or warm up, depending on your team’s location! The kids can hang out together inside as well, and little ones can be put to nap under your watchful eye. You have it all right there.

Some parking lots have grassy medians or shady areas in certain corners, always aim for these even if they’re a little farther out. The success of your tailgate party can hinge on having a good spot. If it’s a little farther out, your friends have a better chance of parking right near you as they come along. Those medians or grassy areas are perfect for spreading out a bit or playing games.

If grilling is your game, make sure you arrive early and stake out your bbq area near the grassy median. You’ll be able to bring your grill, coolers, umbrellas, folding chairs and Frisbees and all your crew with no problem at all. Make sure you schedule time to clean up and put everything back before you head in to the stadium. Check with the stadium to see if you can linger and meet up for a coffee reunion post-game and pre-drive home; whether you’re licking your wounds or celebrating your win, make sure it’s a sober drive home.

Make sure you clean up your area when you leave, use proper tailgating etiquette - keep in mind the friendly ambience stadiums want to cultivate. Some stadiums have had to ban all tailgating because of the negative actions of a few, most famously Dodgers Stadium after the beating of a Giants fan.

It’s great to be surrounded by fans of your own team so look for your colors, banners when selecting your spot. And post your own! It’s the best way to show your pride and team spirit. You’ll make lifelong friends no doubt! One more item’s location you might want to scope out: parking lot restrooms. Some have them, some don’t. Make friends with someone in an RV!

It may sound boring, but being prepared will really make your tailgate party a winner. A week before make a list of everything you’ll need. Figure out what you’re going to eat and for how many. From there create your shopping list. Make sure you shop at least one day prior to the event so you can make another run to the store when you realize you forgot something. For more impromptu events, you can pick up the stuff on the way. But if you’re the host you want to make sure there’s enough for everyone. Pack up the paper plates, cups, silverware and a few garbage bags a few days before so you don’t have to worry about them.

To reiterate: know the rules of the stadium!
If you’re interested in taking your tailgate parties to the next level, check out our Conversion van inventory. Wright offers a huge selection of used and new Conversion vans and we are connected to other dealers as well. Our sales professionals can help you find your perfect tailgating companion!

Wright Conversion Vans specializes in new Chevrolet and GMC conversion vans, with more brands coming soon to our inventory. Located in Wexford, PA, we have customers near Cleveland, Ohio, Weirton, West Virginia and throughout Pennsylvania like Philadelphia.  


This entry was posted in Wright Conversion Vans and tagged conversion vans, new conversion vans, used conversion vans, chevy express, gmc savanna, dodge promaster, ford transit, on 08/29/2016 at 3:40 PM

Conversoin Vans

We all know that once you have a family, you’re on the road a lot more. And you tend to very often have a lot of passengers; from the commute to school, sports activities, car pooling, camping, visits to grandma’s to travel with grandma and grandpa. You may have been looking at a minivan to fill all these needs but what about something really spectacular? What about a comfy, fun, fully-loaded Conversion van?

There’s several reasons a Conversion would be a better choice. For example, Conversions allow for more passengers. If you’ve really got a crew, you may want to look at a larger Conversion that can seat up to 15. Not only can you get everyone in, they will be far more comfortable than a minivan. With a taller profile, adults can almost walk around standing up. Legroom is more ample as well, making for a more luxurious ride. The more comfortable the ride, the more you’re going to use it. And of course, the more along, the merrier!

In many minivans, passengers have to climb over the backs of seats to get in. That’s fine for kids, but for adults, especially the elderly, that is just not practical. A Conversion allows for everyone to be able to walk to their seats.

Along with passenger room, there’s also much more room for gear. Minivans traditionally have a pretty small cargo hold - think of all the minivans you’ve seen tooling down the road with a big load on the roof rack. Hassle. Conversions have ingenious designs for storage in the interior along with luggage-size cargo areas.

The versatility of Conversion options is unlimited. If you take it out on the road with just a couple of people, the third row can be folded down with the push of a button, turning it into a bed for an weekend getaway. Great also for an unplanned, impromptu overnighter due to weather or traffic conditions. And, in a pinch, you could have a couple of the kids sleep out there so you can accommodate house guests! Luxury blinds that are a fairly standard item on Conversions also allow for privacy.

And then there’s the media options. HDTVs and video game consoles to start, extreme music and sound systems to complement. Multiple device ports also will allow all passengers to freely use the mobile devices for miles and miles, no conflicts on who gets to use the charger. The interior options for a Conversion just can’t be matched by any minivan out there, the level of comfort and luxury as well as practicability is just out of their range.

A word on safety, since the Conversion has a higher profile, exacting design has to include all the most up to date safety features including air bags, anti-lock brakes, cameras for backing up, etc. The Conversion body is also very strong, generally more so than the minivan. Additionally, there is usually a larger span between the driver and the front end, allowing for more frontal impact buffer

Interested in learning more about how a Conversion van can enrich your family’s transportation experience? Continue browsing our blog and website or come in to check our inventory of new and used Conversion vans.

Wright Conversion Vans specializes in new Chevrolet and GMC conversion vans, with more brands coming soon to our inventory. Located in Wexford, PA, we have customers near Cleveland, Ohio, Weirton, West Virginia and throughout Pennsylvania like Philadelphia.  


This entry was posted in Wright Conversion Vans and tagged conversion vans, conversion vs minivan, vans, chevy vans, gmc vans, new van, on 08/29/2016 at 3:37 PM

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