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Out With the Old In With the New Trucks

NewOn behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck dealers in Canada, we are continuing our report on some of the newest GMC Trucks in the 2019 lineup and specifically discussing details surrounding the location of their assembly.  It is unknown at this point just when the production of the current model will end and the new GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay will begin.  Jerry Dias, president of Canada’s Unifor union, said he doesn’t know when production of the current model will end.

“They are being very careful about what they are announcing right now. But they have invested a fortune in Oshawa,” Dias said. “Right now the commitment is to the existing portfolio. More decisions will be made.”

The idea of building two different versions of the same nameplate isn’t new to the industry — and certainly not to General Motors, as we have covered much on this subject, also as it pertains to many of the models that reflect heavily upon one another, such as the GMC Sienna and the GMC Sierra.  These two new GMC trucks in Thunder Bay even sound like sisters.  This plant issue with out with the old and in with the new is not a first, as the automaker transitioned to the next-generation Equinox in early 2017, it still produced the outgoing model alongside the new version for a time. Unfinished Equinox vehicles were sent to Oshawa from GM Canada’s Ingersoll, Ont., plant. Eventually, Oshawa stopped receiving the overflow Equinox.  Other manufacturers of new trucks and cars have been known to do the same with old makes that overlap the new.  “At least one of GM’s competitors plans on doing the same thing in the red hot North American truck market. Fiat Chrysler will build the current version of the Ram light-duty pickup well into 2019, even after it launches a redesigned Ram 1500 in early 2018, Automotive News reported on Oct. 31.”

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Maintaining Your Buick Car Value

radiator fluidToday it is time to talk about more ways to maintain value in your new Buick cars in Thunder Bay.  Much of how to do this involves what NOT to do more than it does what to do.  Eating and drinking in your car invariably leads to spills and stains. This is a sure way to depreciate the value of your Buick cars in Thunder Bay. Stains on the upholstery is a major turn off for buyers and coffee and ketchup stains are almost impossible for even professionals to remove as it turns out. Food smells can also seep into the fabric and drippings from ice cream, popsicles and fast food crumbs can combine to make the interior of an automobile look rough and hurt its resale value in the end when it’s time to turn the car in for another or sell your Buick car in Thunder Bay outright.   It would be wise to avoid these things if you want your vehicle to retain as much value as possible.

We are talking about maintaining the value of your new Buick car for as long as you can and how gently, or not, you drive it can weigh in significantly.  “Jack-rabbit starts, harsh acceleration, sudden jerky stops, reckless cornering and other types of rough driving make the parts of an automobile deteriorate faster.” If you consider the addition of sloppy, careless parking you recognize that your new Buick cars in Thunder Bay ON will soon have dents, scrapes, scratches, chipped paint and tire damage and be in less than ideal condition. If you want your car’s resale value to remain as high as possible, you should avoid this type of careless driving whenever possible.

Probably most important of all, so last, but not at all least, is the effort that goes into keeping track of the maintenance schedule your Thunder Bay Buick cars.  “Following your Buick’s recommended maintenance schedule is an essential step in helping to maintain its value. Even cars that are in great condition have a much lower value if they haven’t received regularly scheduled tune-ups. Automobile manufacturers provide recommended maintenance schedules so routine service will be performed on the vehicle at specific mileage intervals and keep it in optimal condition. Being able to prove to potential buyers you’ve followed the proper maintenance schedule makes your car worth more.”

GMC Truck Production

newWe searched for newsworthy information to pass along via your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks dealership in Canada and came across the news out of Ontario regarding the GMC Truck sales and upcoming production.  Also, if you are following any of this online, it may be important to read the following, “Editor’s note: GM is upgrading the consolidated line at its Oshawa assembly plant. An earlier version of this story referred to the incorrect line being upgraded.”

General Motors Canada will indeed assemble the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at its Oshawa plant, but they won’t be the redesigned 2019 models and that is the key bit of new information we found in our recent research on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership in Ontario.  It is important to understand that the new trucks will be assembles there but that the redesigned, latest versions of these new GMC Trucks will not.

GM unveiled the sleeker, more aerodynamic 2019 Silverado on Saturday in Texas, according to our recent reading.  The new GMC Truck plant in question will, instead, finish assembling and paint outgoing 2018 models shipped to Oshawa from Fort Wayne, Ind., for the foreseeable future.   “Oshawa will be building current model (K2) pickups that helps us meet customer demand while we are in transition to next-generation (T1) pickups,” GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright wrote in an email to Automotive News Canada. “This strategy will help us meet customer demand as we transition our production and introduce our exciting new models into the market starting later in 2018.  The length of the program in Oshawa will be dependent on market demand.”  What we then read, on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership was that Mary Barra, GM CEO, stated to investors that she expects Oshawa to produce at least 60,000 new GMC Trucks per year.