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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!

 

The GMC Changes

newnessHow do changes impact the new and used GMC trucks of Thunder Bay ON?  Well, depending on the truck, the answer can vary, due in part to the fact that they change to a varying degree.  This year, for example, one of the most popular new GMC Trucks, the GMC Sierra 1500, has very little in the way of anticipated change.  It receives the smallest of changes for 2018, as a matter of fact, and so the effect is small.

“The eAssist package is now available nationwide after being sold exclusively in California since 2016. This system, which GM calls “mild hybrid,”uses a single electric motor and doesn’t operate as a typical hybrid, meaning it doesn’t power the truck on its own. The lineup adds two new exterior colors—Deep Mahogany Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat. Every model now has a backup camera—per a government mandate—and the tire-pressure-monitoring system now has an audible alert when you’re adding air, to indicate when the tire is inflated to the recommended level.” Things were removed as well, though only one slight change as the base 1SA trim scraps the outdated 4.2-inch non-touchscreen display for a standard 7.0-inch IntelliLink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, moving things along in the technological advancement categories.

When it comes to the outside of the GMC trucks in Thunder Bay, the changes are cosmetic from 2016 and therefore minimal today.  “The Sierra received extensive cosmetic updates in 2016, so there were only minor changes in 2017.”  One thing worth mentioning that changed, or shall I say, was added, is the General Motors’ Teen Driver system became standard across the range, allowing parents to monitor the speed and location of the truck, as well as muting the radio until all occupants are buckled up. Also standard across the Sierra lineup were a capless fuel filler and new automatic shutters behind the grille, which automatically close to smooth airflow over the front end of the truck and improve fuel economy on the highway. Cool and intelligent running boards were added to the list of available accessories; they power out for easy entry into the cabin and can motor rearward for quick access to the bed. Lastly, two new colors were added to the Sierra palette: Pepperdust and the magnificent Dark Slate.

GMC Truck Oil Changes

oil changeWhen deciding upon a subject for today’s writing, regarding your GMC Trucks for sale in Thunder Bay, ON, we landed on service for new and used GMC Trucks.  More specifically, we decided to investigate some of the ins and outs surrounding the routine oil change needs in your new GMC Truck in Thunder Bay.  Thunder Bay GMC Truck Service has factory-trained service professionals that can help you determine how often your oil needs changing depending on the make, model and year of your vehicle, as well as the type of driving you do. Here are some more fun facts about oil changes…

The Old Standard – 3,000 miles or 3 months, does not necessarily apply to today’s vehicles.  This used to be the tried and true standards on all new GMC Trucks and other vehicles, but in today’s day and age, most modern vehicles need an oil change approximately every 7,000 miles. “This number can vary, depending on the climate, type of driving and other factors. These days you also have the help of the oil life monitor light. Just make sure that when the oil light goes on, you get your GMC serviced as soon as possible.”

The Thunder Bay GMC service technicians look forward to helping you keep your GMC running like new. In case you’re wondering why the interval between changes has expanded so much, it’s due to improvements in oil chemistry and engine technology. Check with our local Thunder Bay GMC service professionals to determine the correct mileage for an oil change on your vehicle based on your driving habits.  What about before a long road trip?  Not necessarily, though a service trip to make sure your GMC Truck in Thunder Bay is road ready, is always a good idea.