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GMC Truck Road Trip

road tripIf you are considering headed out for a road trip in your new or used GMC Truck from Thunder Bay ON, there are some things you will want to do first in order to ensure readiness for both you and your new GMC Truck in Ontario.  The arrival of spring, although a bit down the road from now, always stirs up a longing for adventure. After months cooped up inside and navigating wet or icy roads, blue skies and warm weather are very good reasons to load up your Thunder Bay GMC Truck and hit the highway.

However, your best planning will be undone if you can’t depend on your truck along the way. “A breakdown on your daily commute is one thing, but what if your truck leaves you stranded miles outside the middle of nowhere? Truck care is necessary year-round, but especially before a road trip, so we recommend completion of the following maintenance suggestions before you hit the open road.

Fluids, for starters, must take priority as they are the lifeblood of any car or truck, including your new or used GMC Trucks from Thunder Bay Canada. Service intervals can and do vary on your car or truck and will depend on mileage as well. You will want to consider how far you have driven since last you had your truck maintenance and fluids tended to, as well as how far you will drive on your Thunder Bay GMC Truck roadtrip.  Once you have done the math, you can better answer if fluids need to be addressed before the trip, or if they can wait until you return home. If there is any question as to whether or not they should be address prior to leaving, especially the oil, it would be wise to do it early rather than risk issues away from home, or perhaps in an area with little or no service options.

 

Research Into Buick Car Safety Features

safety signIn our research and writing on behalf of your Buick car dealership in Thunder Bay ON, we came across many safety features available in a new Buick car in Canada, some brand new and others have been around for some time.  The 2013 model year brought with it many added safety features for new Buick cars in Thunder Bay.  “Buick added a host of safety features for 2013: a standard backup camera and optional cross-traffic and blindspot alerts to the Verano, a standard front-center airbag for the Enclave and optional forward collision and lane departure warnings for the new Encore.”

An intriguing find in our research was that Buick, rather than repurposing the radar from adaptive cruise control mounted near or in the car’s grille — often the way collision warning systems work — decided to make the Buick Encore capable of seeing oncoming obstacles with a windshield-mounted camera that takes 10 to 12 images per second.  “It looks at the change in size of [the] object as you approach it,” GM safety engineer Ray Kiefer told us last week. “It works much like the human eye.”

Another interesting tidbit is that the system doesn’t engage automatic braking, which some do. However, it is still capable in the area of helping to avoid fender benders and lower repair costs for the ones that happen.  We stumbled upon one particular study in the new Buick car world, about the features listed above and their effectiveness in adding safety to the roadways.  Here are some of the details, “A study released last month by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports crash-avoidance technologies are having ‘some clear success stories.’

 

How to Ascertain GMC Trucks

newIn the vast and often overwhelming world of the internet where random as well as specific information awaits at your fingertips, it is daunting at times when setting out to find what is guaranteed useful date on a subject.  We try to do this each week, as we bring you what we find pertinent sharing on new and used GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay.  Today’s subject?  GMC Sierra 1500 trim levels and options for 2018 that we would actually entertain purchasing and owning ourselves, based on usefulness.

For starters, those interested in a “professional-grade pickup” will have plenty to pick from with the GMC Sierra 1500. We’d take the SLE crew cab with the short box, as it provides the best all-around value, according to all that we have read and seen regarding new GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay ON. Its spacious interior, usable cargo configurations, and excellent equipment pair best with the SLE Value package, and includes so much for the money, as follows:

10-way-adjustable power driver’s seat
• Trailer hitch with wiring harness
• Integrated garage-door opener
• Remote vehicle starter
• LED fog lamps

Consider that it is joined with the 5.3-liter V-8 and all-wheel drive and it costs a class-competitive amount.  It totals more than the Toyota, but less than the Ram, and it just so happens that most all experts agree that the “highly capable and fully usable half-ton Sierra is better than both.”

So, you will, as all other new GMC truck shoppers do, need to decide what matters most to you in the process of shopping for your next new GMC Truck in Thunder Bay ON, but if the list is anything close to what experts design, then you will be wise to hone in on the GMC Sierra 1500 for 2018.  Come by your local new and used GMC Truck dealership and pursue a test drive today!