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 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.