What Is Usually Done When Lifting a Truck

2015 GMC Sierra - Bangor, ME

Make an informed decision before altering your truck.

Lifting a truck involves the choice of two different options, a body lift kit or a suspension kit. Both choices have their positives, but ultimately it depends what you are looking to get out of your pickup truck. Do you want a slightly boosted truck with good performance and off-road capabilities, or are you aiming for that full-on monster truck look? Check out the options below to weigh your choices.

Body Lift Kits

Doing a body lift kit rather than a suspension lift involves raising the body of the truck without requiring new shocks or changing how your truck rides. It’s also the less expensive lifting option. Many off-road enthusiasts choose to opt for a body lift kit because it keeps the factory suspension in their vehicle while giving them more ground clearance.

Suspension Lifts

A suspension lift kit is different from a body lift kit because a body lift kit can only raise your truck up to three inches. If you want to lift your truck as high as it will go, a suspension lift is the better option, and it allows you to buy bigger tires for your pickup, too. This also makes the suspension more articulate.

As said above, choosing what option you want when lifting a truck depends entirely on your personal preferences. Whether you want a body lift kit for a more confident attitude without changing your ride quality or a suspension lift for an all-out aggressive vibe is up to you.

Buick Earns Highest Marks in Customer Satisfaction Survey

2017 Buick Envision - Bangor, ME

Buick vehicles are perfect for drivers of any age.

J.D. Power has long conducted statistical research regarding customer satisfaction in the auto industry that both consumers and manufacturers alike use to inform their purchases or production processes. In a recent customer satisfaction survey for 2016, Buick came out on top, according to J.D. Power, as the most trusted and satisfying mass market vehicle brand for this year.

What, exactly, put Buick at the top of the list? Data suggests that ensuring vehicle owners understand the innovative technology in their vehicles and helping them to utilize it to enhance their driving experience. Based on information gathered through the SSI (sales satisfaction index), Buick earned a score of 809 out of an 1,000-point total.

“Our sales satisfaction ranking shows that our ability to deliver a meaningful purchase-to-ownership process is paying off for our customers well beyond when they leave our stores,” says Global Buick Sales, Service, and Marketing vice president Duncan Aldred.

J.D. Power constructed the 2016 U.S. SSI by taking into account consumer responses of almost 29,000 buyers who purchased or leased a vehicle in April or May of this year. Out of everyone involved in the customer satisfaction survey, Buick owners were the most satisfied with their dealer and vehicle.