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GMC Truck Demands

demandWhen we research and write about GMC Trucks in Canada, we like to look for overall topics from the world of trucks in general, and one topic for discussion that has been in the hot seat for sometime, is the lack of interest in trucks in general.  However, good news remains, according to your Thunder  Bay GMC Trucks Dealership in Canada, even with a noticeable decline in the number of pickups being sold in 2018, trucks remain big business in Canada.

In fact, from a market share perspective, pickup trucks are quite frankly more popular in Canada than south of the border. Pickups account for 20 per cent of Canadian auto sales and 19 per cent in the U.S., so although these numbers are close, both are on the low side and the US is actually less interested in trucks than their northern neighbor, Canada.  What do the trends look like in general, when it comes to GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay?  Well, pickup truck momentum is slowing, but not dead in Canada, minivan popularity is bottoming out entirely, and passenger cars are shrinking in abundance as well.  What is on the rise are SUV and crossover demands.  These units have basically prevented the market from crashing in 2018.

This, from our recent research on behalf of your GMC Truck sales in Canada, tells us the following, “Total vehicle sales through the first 10 months of 2018 was down just two per cent, a marginal decrease made more tolerable by a nine-per-cent improvement in SUV/crossover volume. That SUV increase includes nearly 29,000 sales — roughly four per cent of total utility vehicle demand…”  If you want to look into a truck from Canada, however, the supply is there as the demand has not entirely diminished. You will want to look for the details of what’s available at your local new and used GMC Trucks Dealership in Thunder Bay Ontario today.

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.

 

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!