Is adventure calling to you? Do you long to take the road less traveled and depart from the beaten path? It may be time to set out on all those off-road journeys you’ve been dreaming up. Before setting out, here are some tips on how to off-road successfully and traverse rough terrains like a champ.
Know your vehicle and its capabilities:
If you own a truck or SUV, chances are that it has some off-roading capability. However, capability varies greatly between vehicles, so you will want to know exactly what your particular vehicle is capable of. You will want to understand your traction control system and if you have a traction select system, how your 4WD system works, and if you have a locking differential. You will also want to understand the demands of whatever terrain you’re traversing beforehand.
Off-road equipment options:
Not only may your vehicle come with built-in off-roading systems, but you can also add on off-road equipment to increase your vehicle’s capabilities. For instance, you can add a set of all-terrain tires to your vehicle, lift your vehicle’s suspension and install superior shock absorbers, or install front bumpers to further protect your vehicle.
Have emergency supplies:
Off-roading comes with risks, so make sure to have a first-aid kit on hand in case of an accident. You will also want to pack food and water, warm clothing, and have an emergency plan – including how you’re going to contact someone if something goes amiss – in place.
Contact us at Midland Buick GMC if you have questions for us about the capability of your Buick or GMC vehicle. We’ll be happy to help!
The new, next-gen 2019 Sierra is a force to be reckoned with, and it just got even more impressive. For the first time ever, GMC will offer the Sierra Elevation, which boasts a strong design, incredible capabilities, and state-of-the-art connectivity technology.
The new 2019 Sierra Elevation is thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of selective drivers. Like the Denali, AT4, and SLT, the Elevation offers particular features to meet a particular set of needs. Alongside the bold exterior contours of the new 2019 Sierra, the Elevation offers monochromatic door handles, bumpers, and grille surround and black exterior accents to take the Sierra’s look to the next level. To round out the look, the Sierra Elevation features high-intensity headlamps with signature C-shaped “light blade” elements.
True to its name, the 2019 Sierra Elevation takes the Sierra’s capabilities to the next level. The Sierra Elevation comes equipped with a Traction Select System that allows you to manually select the drive mode best-suited to the current road conditions or task at hand. The modes optimize performance by adjusting the Sierra’s transmission shift points, throttle mapping, and more.
The Sierra Elevation comes equipped with an advanced 8-inch GMC Infotainment System that offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility. These smart features give you convenient access to your smartphone’s music, maps, and more directly on the system’s display.
To learn more about the Sierra Elevation and when it will be available for purchase, contact us at Midland Buick GMC.
The 2019 Sierra marks the launch of the fourth-generation of this exceptional pickup truck, and the models on offer are truly awe-inspiring. Particularly of note if the all-new Sierra AT4, which offers all the off-roading capability and innovative features you could want or need.
With the Sierra AT4, GMC is redesigning what it means to off-road, making it easier than ever before to take the road less travelled. Coming standard on the AT4 are numerous features that, quite frankly, have us chomping at the bit. The AT4 will comes with standard 4WD with a two-speed transfer case, off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shock absorbers, and a 2-inch factory-installed suspension lift. These features will create a perfectly smooth, stable, and confident driving experience, allowing you to feel in control while you traverse rough terrains. With GMC’s smart technologies like Hill Descent Control, Traction Select System, and the industry-first MultiPro Tailgate, it has never been easier to make off-roading part of your adventurous lifestyle.
Not only does the Sierra AT4 feature state-of-the-art off-road capabilities, but it also looks the part. It comes with 18-inch all-terrain tires and features a distinctive wheel design with a cool, dark-tinted finish. The front end features sleek black chrome accents, presenting a bold, daring face as you set out on all those adventures you’ve been dreaming up.
For more information about the 2019 Sierra lineup, contact us at Midland Buick GMC.