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.
General Motors has a long, distinguished history of supporting the U.S. armed forces, including both active and inactive service members. For the pasts six years, GM – partnered with Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation – has hosted an annual Honoring Our Heroes Gala, and the last one took place on April 28. The event is meant to benefit the foundation’s Smart Home Program and the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan, providing support and resources to former service members in need.
General Motors works hard to assist veterans in three major ways: with jobs, access to vehicles, and homes. Vets have a national unemployment rate of 3.7%, but in Michigan, it’s lower than 3.5%. At the moment, GM employs 5,000 vets and has plans to add another 500 this year. Along with jobs, GM is dedicated to providing affordable vehicles to veterans, and currently plans to expand its military discount program to include first responders starting June 1. The foundations supported by last month’s gala – the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan – work tirelessly to help vets. The Smart Homes Program helps catastrophically-injured service members get the home and resources they deserve to live the fullest possible life, while the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan provides financial assistance to wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from the post-9/11 era. GM actively supports both of these foundations and continues day in and day out to help military service members through their various initiatives.
If you’re a first responder, in the military, or a veteran, come see the team at Midland Buick GMC to learn more about your eligibility for the GM military discount program.
We’ve all been there: we’re worried about when a package will be delivered, if we’ll be home, or if it’ll be left at our door out in the open. Starting this past April, however, over 7 million Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles will now have a new, fun, and convenient delivery option for Amazon purchases. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you eligible GM drivers can now choose an in-car delivery option.
To take advantage of this smart delivery option, simply download the Amazon Key App and link your Amazon and OnStar accounts. Once you link the accounts, a new delivery option will appear when you place an Amazon order: “In-Car” delivery. Drivers who use the app will get a notification when their package is on its way, when its delivered, and when their car is relocked. Voila! You now know your package is in a safe, secure spot. This delivery option is especially convenient for people who park their vehicles out front of their apartment buildings, or if you want to have a package delivered directly to your vehicle in your workplace’s parking lot, giving you access to it during the day.
Currently the service operates in 37 cities and requires a 2015 model vehicle or newer, with expanded coverage to come. If you want a vehicle that’s eligible for the Amazon program, come see the sales team at Midland Buick GMC to find the ride for you.
GMC took the opportunity to present the completely redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Needless to say, the new design was a big hit with the fans in attendance. Many in the automotive press also found themselves impressed.
Henry Payne, of The Detroit News, made a few remarks that got to the heart of the new design’s appeal, “Shedding nearly 500 pounds, the turbo-4 powered Terrain should ride as good as it looks.”
He’s right. This is one good-looking small SUV. It features a bold and redesigned grille, C-shaped wraparound LED signature lighting and is also available with 19-inch wheels.
The redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain comes available with your choice of three, count’em three, turbocharged powertrains. There’s the efficient 1.5-liter four-cylinder. The more powerful 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder pumps out 252 horsepower. There’s also a turbocharged diesel four-cylinder option.
The Traction Select will return again — naturally. Available now on the 2017 model, this system lets you pick different driving modes to match road conditions. You can choose Off-Road, Snow, Sport, or Trailer/Tow.
The redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain is competing in an awfully crowded segment, but should benefit from the early exposure it got at the 2017 NAIAS.
The 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 is getting some great new options and features. You’ll be able to experience this award-winning vehicle like never before thanks to these updates and upgrades.
According to GM Authority, the new model will come with some new colors. The brand has dropped the colors Light Steel Gray Metallic and Iridium Metallic in favor of Dark Slate Metallic and Mineral Metallic. These new colors give the Sierra 1500 a bold look that will drop your jaw. The Denali still comes in three models, including the Short Box Crew Cab (2WD), Standard Box Crew Cab (4WD), and Short Box Crew Cab (4WD).
Other new features for the Denali version include a new Cocoa/Maple interior color combination and a range of high-tech gadgets. Teen Drive mode helps track the habits of new drivers, while Low Speed Mitigation Braking will work to prevent accidents. Plus, you get features like an Enhanced Driver Alert Package, IntelliBeam Headlights, power-adjustable pedals, and more.
Finally, this model also has 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, chrome inserts, and a cap-less fuel fill system. There’s nothing quite like the new 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500. With new features and upgrades, this model now comes with everything you could ever need or want.
The 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD is one of the most recognizable trucks on the market. Offering unparalleled design, power, comfort, and control, this model can always get the job done. For the 2017 model year, the 2500HD is getting some new looks and upgrades that will blow you away. Here’s a list of some of the many new features.
According to GMC, the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD design is getting a new hood scoop design that adds to the athletic appearance. A hood scoop not only looks great, but it can also increase airflow and improve performance. Believe it or not, the Sierra Denali 2500 accounts for 28 percent of HD retail sales, which means a large group of HD pickups are seeing these upgrades.
Under the hood is an available 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8 that gets up to 765 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this power, you can even tow up to 13,000 pounds when properly equipped. Plus, with a 4×4 system, intelligent transmission, and heavy-duty suspension, you also get improved performance and handling.
The Denali also comes with many exclusive features like chrome accents, alloy wheels, leather seating, and the latest high-tech gadgets. For a work-horse that can also keep you comfortable, check out the new 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD.