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.

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: Staying Safe and Having Fun

St. Patrick’s Day traditions

St. Patrick’s Day has been around for years. Initially created to celebrate the life of Patrick, the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, the holiday has since grown. Among the most popular things to do include parades, eating, and drinking. We here at Varney Buick GMC have put together a list of St. Patrick’s Day traditions and safety tips to help you celebrate March 17 this year.

According to Allstate, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year. That means you should keep some safety tips in mind. First, always have a ride home. Get a designated driver or call a cab to ensure you get home safely. Notify the police if you witness a drunk driver on the road.

Parades are also a popular sight on the holiday, and some places, like Chicago, dye their local rivers green to celebrate the holiday. You can see plenty of shamrocks and green during the holiday, a color that is associated with Ireland’s rolling hills.

St. Patrick’s Day is also known for the classic meal of corned beef and cabbage. Be sure to try some of this salt-cured dish, a staple in the US. In reality, it was more popular in the US among immigrants than in actual Ireland, likely due to the cheap cost of the dish. This is just one of many great St. Patrick’s Day traditions to try this year.

New 2017 Cascada Design Gets Exclusive Features

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The new-look 2017 Buick Cascada.

The Buick Cascada is one of the most iconic luxury convertible models on the market, and it’s getting some exciting new features. In addition to updated technology and performance, the new Cascada will also come with an exclusive Dark Effects package and a Sport Red Exterior color. For a truly bold ride, check out the latest Buick Cascada on the market.

According to Buick, the 2017 Cascada design will feature the latest sport touring color on the market: Sport Red. This vibrant color is designed to catch the eye as you drive and has been in high demand for several years. Buick has finally granted the consumers’ wishes.

“We’ve heard it from customers all year: ‘What a beautiful car. Can I get it in red?’ Well yes, now you can,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “This new addition to the Cascada portfolio offers a modern style statement with blacked-out exterior trim and red interior stitching.”

In addition to the added colors, you’ll also find a revamped Dark Effects package as well. This comes with tons of features, including a black-finished grille, mirror caps, 20-inch alloy wheels, and more. The interior has red stitching—a perfect complement to the newly available Sport Red—and you’ll also find added accents throughout. The Sport Touring model for which these new features are being added is only available for a limited time, so be sure to stop by Varney Buick GMC.

Light-Duty vs. Heavy-Duty Trucks: Which Is Right for You?

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The Sierra is GMC’s signature truck.

As if shopping for a new truck weren’t hard enough, one of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make is whether or not to buy a light-duty pickup or a heavy-duty truck. Although some purists only look for rugged durability and raw torque, there are some advantages to light-duty trucks. Alternatively, heavy-duty trucks offer capabilities you just can’t get elsewhere. Read on to learn more about light-duty vs. heavy-duty trucks.

Heavy-duty trucks are fewer and further between according to Autotrader. In some ways, this makes them easier to narrow down. You can select a model like the Chevy Silverado 2500 or 3500 and the GM Sierra HD, for example. These vehicles come with large diesel engines, heavy-duty transmissions, and added features like limited-slip differentials and more. Basically, they are built for work. You can tow more than 20,000 pounds when properly equipped, and some can get over 6,500 pounds in payload capacity.

Light-duty trucks have some advantages as well. This includes easy maneuverability, improved gas mileage, and higher top speeds. Unfortunately, they can’t tow as much as their heavy-duty counterparts.

Which is right for you? It depends on your driving needs. Heavy-duty trucks are better for those who simply want a workhorse. Light-duty trucks are perfect for drivers who want something for everyday use, with a few added capabilities.

Are Snow Tires Necessary for Your Car?

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There are pros and cons to buying snow tires.

The type of tire on your car is something most drivers don’t think about. Those that dot end to live in an area that receives large amounts of snow or face slick roadways. Unlike snow tires of the past, modern day snow tires bring plenty of benefits without most of the drawbacks. Here at Varney Buick GMC, we’re going to help you answer one important question: are snow tires necessary for your vehicle?

To put it simply, most drivers won’t need snow tires at any point in their lives. Those that do likely live in climates where heavy snowfall is a given and ice-covered roads are common for several months of the year. Both conditions represent a threat to drivers which is why many opt for snow tires.

Snow tires are great for stopping on snow-covered roads due to their increased grip but they also offer few drawbacks when it comes to driving on cold, snowless roads. Modern snow tires offer improved handling over their late counterparts as well. Every new vehicle comes equipped with Electronic Stability Control and, as a result, snow tires perform nearly as well as all-season tires.

As a general rule of thumb, install snow tires around late November and remove them near the end of March.

Should You Get a Car with Four-Wheel Drive?

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Here in Maine, having a car with four-wheel drive is wise.

Most vehicles come with a standard two-wheel drive system but sometimes you might need more than that. There are quite a few factors that go into determining what kind of configuration you need for your new vehicle. Let us here at Varney Buick GMC help answer that troubling question. Should get you four-wheel drive on your new vehicle?

If you live in a warmer climate with little snow or rain, the answer, generally, is a flat no. Four-wheel drive systems are best suited for getting through tough obstacles that two-wheel drive configurations have difficulty with.

Drivers who live in an area where it rains and snows should consider opting for all-wheel or four-wheel drive on their new vehicle. All-wheel drive is generally best for light rain and snow. The computers will take control and coordinate how much power goes to each wheel. That system tends to have some trouble with worse weather.

Muddy roads and heavy snowfalls are the perfect environment for a four-wheel drive vehicle to shine. Drivers have to activate four-wheel drive. By doing so, power goes to all wheels turn at low speed to drive through most obstacles. As a result, four-wheel drive vehicles, such as the GMC Sierra 1500, are perfect for tackling snow-covered roadways.

What Is Usually Done When Lifting a Truck

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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

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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.

How Buick Is Changing Their Image

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Appealing to any age: the 2017 Buick Cascada.

Everyone knows what the perception of Buick was just 10 to 20 years ago. However, very quietly, Buick has gone from being a brand mostly known for catering to older folks to becoming a more youthful brand that is closer in quality to luxury automakers like Lexus and Cadillac. Here is how Buick is changing their image.

One thing that has changed significantly is the marketing campaign being run by Buick. Whereas they focused on older generations in the past, they have shifted their marketing efforts to a younger crowd as a way to alter perception of their cars. Their ‘That’s Not a Buick’ campaign acknowledges their history and presents the brand in a different light.

However, it has been more than just advertising that has changed perception of the brand. Buick has actually reworked the style of their cars to make them more appealing to a younger crowd. It has essentially been a complete overhaul of Buick vehicles. From the shape of the exterior to the the modern technology and available features in the interior, Buick has successfully lowered their demographic.

It will be interesting to see how far Buick takes this. For now, it’s enough to enjoy the high-quality cars that Buick continues to send out.

GMC Releases Sierra HD All-Terrain X

In the crowded market for pickup trucks, it’s crucial that automakers create trucks that work for all kinds of different drivers. Some people use their truck for work, some use it as their everyday transportation, and others use it for play. That’s why GMC has released their new Sierra HD All-Terrain X vehicle for driving off-road. Here’s what to expect.

The All-Terrain X is a monster of a truck, and its 18-inch black-painted wheels wrapped in LT275/65-18 Goodyear Duratrac MT tires stand out immediately. As you move around the truck, it becomes clear that GMC paid attention to even the smallest of details with this trim. In the bed of the truck, there is a black sport bar mounted that’s designed to be compatible with LED off-road driving lamps for driving at night.

As heavy-duty as this truck is, most people will not be using it for work. It comes standard with the Z71 suspension with off-road shocks, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a heated steering wheel, and heated seats.

This truck is built to last in tough conditions, and it’s the ideal vehicle for any off-road adventures. Explore the new Sierra HD All-Terrain X today to see what it’s all about.