How to Prep Your GMC Sierra for a Summer Road Trip

GMC Sierra

2017 GMC Sierra

The American roads can take you almost anywhere—to the beach, to the mountains, to the kitschy roadside attractions. Wherever the roads are taking you this summer, make sure you prep your GMC Sierra before you depart for the best performance and a successful voyage.

Check Your Tires

Your tires are about to roll you and your Sierra across miles and miles of pavement, so make sure they’re ready for the task. They should be filled with air to the recommended PSI and checked for any extreme wear in the tread. With good tires, you’ll get the best fuel efficiency.

Come Prepared

You’ll no doubt be filling your GMC Sierra’s bed with cargo like camping gear, bikes, kayaks, or whatever else you might want on your journey, but make sure you remember the essentials in case of an emergency, like a first-aid kit, extra water and snacks, and even a spare tire kit.

Get a Second Opinion

It’s good and ambitious to check your fluids, your belts, your brakes, and everything else on your own to make sure things are in good condition. But, for the greatest peace of mind, bring your GMC Sierra into Varney Buick GMC and have our GMC-trained technicians give it a look. If there are any issues that might affect your journey we can handle them for you and send you on your way for a victorious summer road trip.

2017 GMC Canyon Denali Interior Upgrade

2017 GMC Canyon Denali Interior

2017 GMC Canyon Denali Interior – Image courtesy of The News Wheel

The new GMC Canyon Denali offers the same rugged styling as the traditional pickup. However, this model comes with added features like a refined interior, exclusive styling, and the latest high-tech gadgets. In fact, you won’t believe your eyes when you see the new Canyon Denali—it’s truly sophisticated.

According to NY Daily News, you should absolutely get this model if you want a pickup but don’t want to sacrifice luxury. In addition to the stylish upgrade of the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali interior, this model also includes sleek exterior features like LED lighting, a specially designed chrome grille, and a more athletic wheelbase. You’ll also find perforated leather seating, soft-touch materials, and special stitching to make the cabin more enjoyable.

“Bottom line: if you want a pickup that feels good and looks great without sacrificing the things that make a truck a truck, nothing in the mid-size segment hits all those marks quite like the GMC Canyon Denali,” said Kyle Campbell, auto reviewer for the NY Daily News.

Another great feature in the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali is the forward collision alert system, which is great for keeping you safe in virtually any driving situation. You can also get lane departure warning among a host of other great safety features. Check out the new Canyon Denali at Varney Buick GMC today.

Popular Truck Upgrades to Consider for Your Work Truck

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Take your truck to the next level by upgrading its accessories!

Customizing your truck with aftermarket parts is one of the best ways to not only make it your own, but make it fit your work or home needs. Whether you drive a pickup for your job, your daily life, or both, these popular truck upgrades will make your day easier.

GMC drivers, the perfect way to customize your truck for amazing off-road performance or just better engine output is a Rocky Ridge package. Rocky Ridge is the leading producer of aftermarket performance upgrades for trucks and SUVs. Ask us about Rocky Ridge packages at Varney Buick GMC!

For more basic upgrades, look into getting a liner to protect your bed from scratches and gouges. If you don’t need to protect your whole bed, get a tailgate cover plate to protect the part of your truck that gets the most use.

Depending on the kind of truck you buy and the level of towing you want to do, you might need to buy a heavy duty hitch. The hitch that comes with your truck doesn’t always cut it for big jobs! Toolboxes and bed extenders are also popular choices.

Improve your truck’s performance by upgrading the air intake system, installing a less restrictive exhaust system, and a higher suspension for better handling and a less vulnerable undercarriage. Don’t forget to change your tires to match the new suspension.

Upgrades can make a huge difference in performance and utility, so make sure you consider ones that might be right for you!